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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

Roanoke Rapids City Council this evening recognized the accomplishments of four girls softball teams.

Roanoke Rapids City Council this evening decided to take no action on a proposed resolution requesting the state Department of Transportation consider redesigning the widening of Highway 125 to include an unobstructed turn lane.

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office Monday evening seized 56 pills and nearly 3 grams of cocaine after responding to a residence on Highway 158 for a 911 open line call.

A Weldon man who ran as he was informed of warrants against him was caught after a short chase Sunday morning.

Monday, 20 August 2018 10:04

Fire destroys Gaston area house

A house built in 1835 was destroyed by fire early Sunday morning, according to Gaston Fire and Rescue.

Friday, 17 August 2018 23:24

Photo gallery: Fire Safety Fair

The Roanoke Rapids Fire Department held its annual Fire Safety Fair this evening at Kirkwood Adams.

One man was arrested Tuesday and another is sought in a case involving a stolen financial card.

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol continues to seek information on an April 2, 2017, hit and run crash which claimed the life of a Roanoke Rapids man.

Friday, 17 August 2018 18:52

Scout show to go beyond scouting

A scout show Saturday at River Falls Park in Weldon won’t just be for scouts — it will be for the public and even those seeking jobs.