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Liquor larceny leads to chase, crash

A Virginia man who the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office said stole two bottles of expensive alcohol from the Littleton package store...

County gets grant funds for animal shelter...

Halifax County has received $36,500 in grant funds for repairs to its animal shelter. The money comes from the Animal Welfare Section of...

New courthouse open for dispatch of business in...

“I welcome you to the newest courthouse in the state of North Carolina,” said Laquitta Green Cooper as she stood in front of the...

Man charged with crack, marijuana possession after...

A Monday morning stop in Enfield led to the arrest of a man on crack and marijuana charges. Deputy K. Taylor of the Halifax County...

I-95 speeding stop nets trafficking amounts of...

A Raleigh man will make a second appearance in Northampton County District Court next month after a preliminary appearance Thursday on...

News

HCC receives grant focused on advanced...

Halifax Community College today received a $90,000 grant from the Truist Charitable Fund, a...

HCC Juvenile Justice class holds mock proceeding

HCC’s Criminal Justice Technology students participated in a mock juvenile disposition hearing in...

Liquor larceny leads to chase, crash

A Virginia man who the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office said stole two bottles of expensive alcohol...

County gets grant funds for animal shelter...

Halifax County has received $36,500 in grant funds for repairs to its animal shelter. The money...

New courthouse open for dispatch of business in...

“I welcome you to the newest courthouse in the state of North Carolina,” said Laquitta Green...

Man charged with crack, marijuana possession...

A Monday morning stop in Enfield led to the arrest of a man on crack and marijuana charges. Deputy...

I-95 speeding stop nets trafficking amounts of...

A Raleigh man will make a second appearance in Northampton County District Court next month after...

Fatal shooting victim identified as Chesapeake...

An 18-year-old from the Chesapeake, Virginia area has been identified as the victim of an early...

Shooting death investigation underway

Roanoke Rapids police are investigating a shooting death which occurred early this morning in the...

Thorne gets 87 months for fentanyl distribution,...

A Roanoke Rapids man Friday was sentenced to 87 months in prison for distributing fentanyl and...

RRPD roundup: DWI; domestic trespass; concealed...

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported the following, according to Chief Shane Guyant: On...

Stop yields cocaine, marijuana, driving...

Captain Scott Hall of the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office reported that Thursday around 10:30 p.m....

RRPD roundup: DWI after crash; suspicious...

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported the following, according to Chief Shane Guyant: On...

Teacher served child pornography warrant while...

A Halifax County Early College teacher was arrested today at Raleigh-Durham International Airport...

HEMC accepting Retired Manager's Scholarship...

Halifax Electric Membership Corporation is currently accepting applications for the Retired...

Library system sets March Storytelling Festival

The Halifax County Library System will hold a Storytelling Festival on March 23. The event will be...

Woman faces bank card fraud counts

A Roanoke Rapids woman was arrested and charged Monday in a bank card fraud case after...

Microgrids topic of C4EE webinar

A clean energy emergency management professional will lead a free, hourlong virtual presentation...

HCS earns state communication awards

The North Carolina School Public Relations Association has honored Halifax County Schools for...

Johnson recognized for service to city

Roanoke Rapids Public Works Director Larry Chalker Tuesday recognized the retirement of longtime...

Council approves demolition order for former B....

Roanoke Rapids City Council Tuesday adopted a demolition order for the former B. Marks building...

RRPD seeks info on attempted bank fraud

Roanoke Rapids police Chief Shane Guyant reported that on February 7 around noon a woman entered a...

Commissioners OK matching funds for school...

Halifax County commissioners Monday approved matching funds of $563,479 — their share of a...

Woman charged with attempting to pass bogus $20

A Gaston woman was arrested and charged Saturday night for attempting to pass a counterfeit bill...

Roseburg donates first lumber produced to Rural...

Roseburg Forest Products donated the first load of lumber produced at the Roanoke Valley Lumber...

Scotland Neck camera installation in final stage

The installation of camera lenses in more than 12 locations throughout Scotland Neck is now in the...

Roanoke Rapids City Council agenda: Feb. 20, 2024

The Roanoke Rapids City Council will hold their Regular Meeting on Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at...

Stakeholders pledge support to coalition...

Stakeholders pledged their support Thursday as Orin Perry of The House of Mandate unveiled plans...

Man faces domestic assault, DWI, other counts

A Roanoke Rapids man faces domestic assault and other charges following a call Wednesday morning...

Perry unveils plans for Downtown Coalition...

When the keys of the former First United Methodist Church were passed to Orin Perry in December,...

NC Severe Weather Preparedness Week March 3-9

The 2024 North Carolina Severe Weather Preparedness Week will occur the week of March 3 through...

Barrett Foundation gives back to Manning...

Jodie Barrett and her daughter Lauren Eckley stopped by Manning Elementary last week to drop off...

Emry skatepark effort pushes forward with March...

On March 16 the first major public fundraising effort will be held for the Emry Park skatepark...

Speeding stop nets stolen weapon, marijuana

A speeding violation stop in the Enfield area Tuesday as the Halifax Regional Drug and Gang Task...

Track maintenance employee dies during rail tie...

A track maintenance employee died Tuesday while performing railroad tie replacement in Roanoke...

Weldon man charged in Pitt County shooting

A Weldon man Monday was charged on Pitt County warrants of attempted first-degree murder and...

News

Fatal shooting victim identified as Chesapeake teen

An 18-year-old from the Chesapeake, Virginia area has been identified as the victim of an early morning shooting death on Madison Street. Roanoke...
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Front Page Sports

Jackets baseball shutout Panthers in season opener at Doyle field

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The Roanoke Rapids High School Varsity Baseball team opened their season with a 10-0 home victory over Granville Central on Monday night . Gannon Deberry started on the mound for the Jackets and...

Lady Jackets soccer sting Panthers in season opener

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The Roanoke Rapids High School Lady Yellow Jackets soccer team opened their season at home with a win. Roanoke Rapids beat Granville Central 8-2. Lady Jackets stats: Casey Neal 4 goals, 1 assist...

KIPP GCP boys earn Middle School Championship

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The KIPP GCP boys middle school basketball team beats Weldon for RMSAA Conference Tournament Championship. KIPP GCP beat Weldon 48-35 Thursday night at William R. Davie to finish the 2023-24 season...

Middle school basketball conference tournament semifinal schedule

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RMSAC TOURNAMENT 23-24 Place: W.R. Davie Cost:$7 Monday: Girls 4:30pm-Warren County vs Enfield 5:45pm-Chaloner vs Davie Boys 6:55pm- Kipp vs Chaloner 8:05pm-Weldon vs Warren County Thursday: 4:30pm-...

RRHSAHOF is now accepting nominations for the Class of 2024. 

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The Roanoke Rapids High School Athletic Hall of Fame is now accepting nominations for the Class of 2024. Nomination criteria and forms for the four categories, Athlete, Coach, Other, and Team are...

KIPP Middle Boys basketball win regular season

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The KIPP Middle school boys basketball team win conference regular season. KIPP Middle boys beat Weldon Middle last week 42-41 to win regular season conference champship.

Chaloner Basketball close regular season with wins

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The Chaloner Middle school boys basketball team win at home this past Thursday and Girls and Boys teams closed the regular season out on the road with wins. Chaloner Middle girls had an intersquad...

Chaloner boys fall to Weldon, rebound to beat Enfield

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Chaloner Middle School boys basketball fall Wednesday and comback Thursday with a win. On the road at Weldon Middle Wednesday, Chaloner boys lost 40-31. Chaloner scoring: Josiah Jackson with 11...

KIPP Middle school boys basketball update

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The following KIPP Middle School boys past scores were reported to RRSpin.com Sports. Warren County Game 37- 40 (loss) Enfield 45-26 (Win) Rocky Mount Prep 41-20 (Win) Warren County 43-36 (Win) KIPP...

Five of six Jackets place in conference match

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Five of six place Top four in the 2A/3A Big East Wrestling Championship. The Roanoke Rapids Wrestling Team took Six wrestlers to the 2A/3/A Big East Conference Wrestling Championship and had five...

Roanoke Rapids High Athletics schedule for week of January 22nd

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Roanoke Rapids High Athletics schedule for week of January 22. 2024 Tuesday 1/23 1. Basketball at Nash Central. The JV game starts at 4:30pm with the Varsity Girls and Varsity Boys to follow....

Chaloner basketball teams beat Conway

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Both the Chaloner boys and girls basketball teams beat Conway Middle Thursday. Chaloner girls beat Conway 53-21. Chaloner scorers: Zoey Thomas- 21 Malaya Garner- 12 Madison Darden- 10 Bristol...

Obituaries

Shirlian Diane Rademaker Ross

Shirlian Diane Rademaker Ross 58 of Cary, NC passed away peacefully at WakeMed-Cary on Sunday February 25, 2024. Shirlian was born on August 15,...

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Police investigate two...

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The Roanoke Rapids Police Department is investigating two robberies which occurred Tuesday — one a...

Truck driver shot, killed in...

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A Halifax truck driver was shot and killed late Monday night in the parking lot of the Gaston...

Tasty tacos offered for...

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The incentive is tacos but the real point is getting children outside.

Opinion

Yellow Jacket Report: RRGSD in review

Roanoke Rapids Graded School District students, staff, and Board members had a very busy week. Our...

RRPD response times 'quite impressive'

In keeping with our commitment to transparency, we are very pleased to report to you our 2023...

Financial Focus: When to take Social Security

One of your important sources of retirement income will likely be Social Security — but when...

Yellow Jacket Report: Beginning teacher of the...

Roanoke Rapids Early College Principal Jance Moody, Public and Student Information Officer Mandy...

Yellow Jacket Report: 100 days

The Roanoke Rapids Graded School District truly felt the outpouring of love from our Roanoke...

Yellow Jacket Report: Together we keep on...

Some weeks are just hard. While I know that is a sentiment shared in all occupations (or really by...

Yellow Jacket Report: Staff development days

Roanoke Rapids Graded School District had another busy week! We began with an optional teacher...

New Ring doorbell policy troubling for police

Ring doorbell, owned by Amazon, is making changes to its video sharing policy concerning sharing...

Yellow Jacket Report: A week in review

Roanoke Rapids Graded School District’s students, staff, Board of Trustees, families, and...

Dear Dallas fans...

Dear Dallas fans, As the second week of the NFL playoffs starts this weekend — games which your...

Financial Focus: Higher interest rates and their...

As you know, interest rates have risen considerably over the past couple of years. But what does...

Yellow Jacket Report: Second semester starts

Roanoke Rapids Graded School District is grateful to have returned from the winter break. Over the...

Yellow Jacket Report: School Board Appreciation...

January is School Board Appreciation Month in North Carolina, so this week’s Yellow Jacket Report...

Yellow Jacket Report: Reflections at the new year

The new year has dawned. Reflection on 2023 allows us to ponder our wins for the year and be...

Lessons from my father's last Christmas

I have found it hard this season to come up with a proper Christmas column. While there’s a memory...

Yellow Jacket Report: Christmas at the Castle

Roanoke Rapids Graded School District enjoyed our first Christmas at the Castle Tuesday. This...

Financial Focus: Time — a key element in...

Who knows where the time goes? We’ve reached the end of another year, so it’s appropriate to...

Yellow Jacket Report: Making a difference

Staff and students are winding down their focus on teaching and learning to prioritize spending...