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News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County

News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County

The speed of communications is wondrous to behold. It is also true that speed can multiply the distribution of information that we know to be untrue — Edward R Murrow

The city has amended its state of emergency proclamation issued Wednesday and lifted a curfew, prohibition of alcohol sales and restrictions on possession, transportation and transfer of weapons and substances.

Two Roanoke Rapids men have been charged in the Monday armed robbery of a Greensville County store.

Wednesday, 12 September 2018 20:45

Pet-friendly shelter to open at HCC Thursday

The shelter at Kirkwood Adams Community Center will close at 5 p.m. this evening.

Wednesday, 12 September 2018 20:33

HRMC sets clinic schedules ahead of storm

Preparation for the potential impacts of a hurricane is no easy task, but that responsibility is even greater for hospitals and healthcare systems.

Wednesday, 12 September 2018 18:39

City prepared for Florence

The city has already taken steps in the wake of Hurricane Florence, Roanoke Rapids City Manager Joseph Scherer said at a press briefing today.

The city will enact a curfew beginning Thursday as well as restrictions on alcohol sales.

Despite a southward shift of Hurricane Florence, the National Weather Service says prolonged rain and freshwater flooding is still expected across much of the area.

Halifax County has declared a State of Emergency that will go into effect at 6 this evening.

Northampton County will open emergency shelters at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

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