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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

A man wanted in a financial card fraud case was arrested today while making a court appearance on unrelated charges.

Wednesday, 29 August 2018 16:32

Tuesday night gas leak required no evacuations

A gas leak outside Signature HealthCARE late Tuesday night forced no evacuations of the facility on East Fourteenth Street, according to the Roanoke Rapids Fire Department.

As the Roanoke Rapids Theatre continues booking acts for its fall entertainment series, one show has been selected to help a Roanoke Rapids firefighter battling a rare form of lymphoma.

Odom Correctional Institution staff and its Men's Service Club participated in Governor Cooper's Second Annual School Supply Drive.

Tuesday, 28 August 2018 14:24

Rocky Mount man dies in I-95 crash

A Rocky Mount man died Monday in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 95.

The city has been awarded a $200,000 North Carolina Parks and Recreation Trust Fund Grant which with funds received from the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust and local matching funds will mean $400,000 allocated for improvements at Chaloner Recreation Center.

A validated write-in candidate is running for a seat on the Halifax County Board of Commissioners in November.

Monday, 27 August 2018 16:36

Roanoke Rapids students back in school

Roanoke Rapids students returned to class today and here a few scenes of opening day.

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division conducted several undercover operations throughout the week resulting in multiple arrests, including one in which an alleged suspect texted a deputy to make a sale.

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