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Vikings improve to 2-0

The Halifax Academy football team improved to 2-0 Friday night, yet again on the road. The Vikings beat Fuqua in a non-conference game...

Garysburg man faces drug, sex offense counts...

A Garysburg man this morning was charged on narcotics, a sex offense and other counts following the execution of a search warrant....

Additional related death brings total to 97 in...

In its last report for the month of February, the Halifax County Health Department reported one additional death related to the novel...

Governor establishes reward in '14 Weldon shooting...

Governor Roy Cooper today issued a proclamation offering up to a $5,000 reward for information on the unsolved shooting death of Reginald...

Man wanted in morning shooting outside Walmart

A Roanoke Rapids man is wanted after he reportedly fired shots at two people in a vehicle going past the grocery area of Walmart this...

News

Garysburg man faces drug, sex offense counts...

A Garysburg man this morning was charged on narcotics, a sex offense and other counts following...

Additional related death brings total to 97 in...

In its last report for the month of February, the Halifax County Health Department reported one...

Governor establishes reward in '14 Weldon...

Governor Roy Cooper today issued a proclamation offering up to a $5,000 reward for information on...

Man wanted in morning shooting outside Walmart

A Roanoke Rapids man is wanted after he reportedly fired shots at two people in a vehicle going...

February 26, 2021

February 26, 2021 J. Reuben Daniel City Hall & Police Station: 1040 Roanoke Avenue (252) 533-2800...

Durham company donates 3D pens to Weldon schools

TECHTERRA Education, a Durham-based company with a global reach and philosophy of STEM Literacy...

Energy center seeks volunteers for climate...

The Center for Energy Education is amping up the effort to discover more about how the climate...

One related death brings total to 96 in Halifax...

The Halifax County Health Department today added one death related to COVID-19 to its data. The...

Order granting termination of lawyer in suit...

A federal court judge in Wilmington today signed an order ending the attorney-client relationship...

Percent positives drop to 6.1 in Halifax County

The percentage of positive novel coronavirus cases has decreased to a two-week average of 6.1...

Two more brothers sought in Windchase shooting...

Nephews of two men previously arrested and charged in the shooting death of a Roanoke Rapids man...

HCC African American Heroes program to honor 7

Halifax Community College will hold its 14th annual Saluting Our Local African American Heroes...

Proceedings set for two Northampton men charged...

One Northampton County man charged federally on a weapons count has retained his own attorney...

Vaccine opportunities set Thursday, Friday at HCC

The Halifax County Health Department will offer first dose COVID-19 vaccine appointments by online...

HCC joins organization to help increase student...

Halifax Community College has joined the Achieving the Dream organization as part of the first...

Bridge crossing Conocannara Swamp to be replaced

The bridge at the Highway 561 crossing of Conocannara Swamp will be replaced this year, according...

HCHD adds 17 new positive cases of COVID-19

The Halifax County Health Department today reported 17 new positive cases of COVID-19. That brings...

Servpro sending three from RR, three from...

Servpro has sent three of its Roanoke Rapids employees and three more from its Washington office...

Dean scheduled for sentencing next week in...

One man indicted federally in a cocaine distribution case has entered a not guilty plea while...

Coronavirus update: 14 new positives; vaccine...

The Halifax County Health Department today added 14 new positive cases of the novel coronavirus to...

Man charged on trafficking counts arrested again...

A Gaston man already facing opioid trafficking counts was arrested and charged Wednesday for...

Hasty no longer defendant in lawsuit against city

Former Roanoke Rapids police Chief Chuck Hasty is no longer a defendant in a federal civil lawsuit...

Eight new positives, one related death added to...

Eight new positive cases and one additional death related to COVID-19 were added to the Halifax...

Judge OKs settlement on Klausner 401(k) payments

A federal bankruptcy judge in Delaware Wednesday approved a motion which allows former employees...

RRPD roundup: Foot chase; vehicle chase

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported the following, according to Chief Bobby Martin:...

Crack, marijuana seized after Ransome Circle bust

A Weldon man was charged Wednesday on crack and marijuana counts following the execution of a...

Thursday closings and delays

Here are the known closings and delays for Thursday: The campus of Halifax Community College will...

Involuntary manslaughter count lodged in death...

An 18-year-old has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of a 10-year-old child....

Percent positives drop to 9.6 in Halifax County

The percent positive of novel coronavirus cases in Halifax County has decreased to 9.6 percent,...

Pierce appointed to governor's Teacher Advisory...

Rodney D. Pierce, a middle school social studies teacher in the Nash County Public Schools system...

Estate planning webinars planned for forest...

Estate planning and heirs property — two of the most vexing issues facing forest landowners — is...

RRHS art society receives $4,000 grant for...

The Roanoke Rapids Schools Foundation awarded the RRHS Chapter of the National Art Honor Society a...

Jones receives SAR Patriot Medal

The North Carolina Sons of the American Revolution presented Reverend Duncan H. Jones with the...

Seatbelt violation leads to MDMA, other drug...

A Roanoke Rapids man faces numerous drug charges following a stop Tuesday for a seatbelt...

Wednesday scheduled vaccines delayed due to...

Due to severe weather throughout the country the Halifax County Health Department has not received...

Plaintiff in lawsuit against city fires current...

A plaintiff in a lawsuit against the city of Roanoke Rapids has terminated the attorney...

News

Energy center seeks volunteers for climate change study

The Center for Energy Education is amping up the effort to discover more about how the climate crisis impacts communities of color in northeastern...
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Front Page Sports

Vikings improve to 2-0

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The Halifax Academy football team improved to 2-0 Friday night, yet again on the road. The Vikings beat Fuqua in a non-conference game 14-8 in Farmville Virginia. Halifas Game Stats: Passing #...

Looking Up Sports set Tee-Ball/Coach Pitch registration dates

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Good News Baptist Church is set to return with Looking Up Sports youth Tee-Ball and Coach Pitch ball this Spring and are taking registrations. There will be two registrations at Good News Baptist...

RRHS football halted after positive COVID test

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After consultation with the Halifax County Health Department, Roanoke Rapids High School has halted all football activities for two weeks following a positive COVID-19 test result within the...

Vikings open football season with a road win

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The Halifax Academy Vikings football team opened their 20-21 eight Man football season Tuesday afternoon on the road at Southampton Acadrmy. Halifax Academy Vikings beat Southampton Academy Raiders...

Jackets football season opener moved to Thursday

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The RRHS Football game at Granville Central this week has been moved to Thursday night at 6:30pm. Due to attendance restrictions there will be no away fans allowed.

Halifax Lady Vikings advance to State final four

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Monday afternoon the #2 seed Halifax Academy Lady Vikings basketball team beat the #3 seed Greenfield School 54-42 to advance to the NCISAA State Championship Semi-finals. The #2 seed Halifax...

Lady Jackets host Lady Bulldogs in 1st round state tourney Tuesday

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The Roanoke Rapids Hive will host Lady basketball game The #7 seed Roanoke Rapids High School Lady Yellow Jackets (9-1) basketball team has a 1st round 2020-2021 NCHSAA 2A playoff game Tuesday...

Lady Viking advance in State playoffs while senior Poole hits 2,000 point mark

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The #2 seed Halicax Academy Lady Vikings Varsity girls basketball team advanced Friday evening in the second round of the NCISAA 1A State Basketball Championship playoffs. Halifax Academy, now 10-4...

High School football in February

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The Roanoke Rapids High School Yellow Jackets 2020-21 school year varsity football team are getting set for this season six month later than normally. Due to the Covid-19 pandimic, the NCHSAA has...

Lady Eagles basketball team advance in State playoffs

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The Northeast Lady Eagles advanced Tuesday in the first round of the NCIAA State Basketball playoffs. NEA beat Crossroads Christian from Henderson 63-24. NEA 21 13 15 14 63 CC 7 9 2 8 26 NEA JESSIE...

Jackets basketball host Wildcats in the HIVE

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The Roanoke Rapids High School Yellow Jackets play host to the Bunn Wildcats. There will be no JV basketball game tonight vs. Bunn. The Varsity Girls game will start at 5pm Followed by our Senior...

Roanoke Rapids Youth baseball taking 2021 registrations

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The Roanoke Rapids Youth Baseball Association has opened the 2021 youth baseball season registration. The open registration period will be from February 1st through March 13th 2021 for ages 8-15....

Obituaries

Caroline Rebecca 'Becky' Davis Hux

Caroline Rebecca (Becky) Davis Hux passed away peacefully in her home on February 26, 2021. She is survived by her daughters Sherry Mills and...

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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...

Woman faces cocaine counts...

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A Roanoke Rapids woman faces cocaine counts following a traffic stop Wednesday in the area of...

Opinion

Financial Focus: Estate planning for blended...

If you’re in a blended family, you’re already aware of the emotional and financial issues involved...

What legacy are you leaving?

I never met Jesse Abel Francis. To my knowledge, he never visited the campus of Halifax Community...

Financial Focus: When risk tolerance is tested

When you begin investing, you’ll generally assess your comfort with risk, as your investment...

Let's talk real estate: Financially prepare to...

So, you are ready to buy a new home, but you are not sure of where to start. While it can be an...

Continue to remember the principles set by Dr....

As we approach the celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. we cannot help...

Remain safe while remaining warm

Picture yourself around a warm fire in your fireplace on a cold winter day. This is normally a...

Twenty-one months a diabetic: A Christmas carol

When people ask me what’s on my Christmas gift list I honestly and sincerely say nothing. And,...

Financial Focus: Investment lessons from 2020

As the year draws to a close, it’s fair to say that we’ve all learned something about the social,...

The Weldon Advocate: Photoshoot to promote the...

In late October, Kelly Barber, with the Small Business Center at Halifax Community College called...

Charitable contributions a great way to receive...

There is no doubt that the United States Tax Code is complicated. It may even be tougher to...

Financial Focus: How to improve your tax situation

As 2020 draws to a close, you might wonder how you can improve your tax situation — especially in...

Thoughts on gratitude from HCS superintendent

As we near the close of another year in Halifax County Schools during this pandemic, we are...

The Weldon Advocate: Great treasures downtown

For a while now, I have had this idea of promoting Downtown Weldon as a destination for treasuring...

Financial Focus: Year-end financial moves

We’re nearing the end of 2020 – and for many of us, it will be a relief to turn the calendar page...

Fifteen minutes and fear of dependency: A...

The worst fear should I have tested positive this morning was the fear of losing my independence...

Financial Focus: How to dodge financial missteps

When you retire, you’ve learned a lot about all sorts of things, helping you avoid some of the...

HCS turning challenges into opportunities

As a child growing up in a single-parent home, I know first-hand what it’s like to not have. My...

Financial Focus: Make the most of your 401(k)

You won’t see any greeting cards celebrating it, and it’s not likely to be on your calendar, but...