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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 main sounds around Manning Elementary School this morning were of passing cars and construction.

Thursday, 16 August 2018 19:57

Murfreesboro man charged in June shooting

A Murfreesboro man was charged Tuesday in a June 4 shooting outside Roanoke Rapids.

An active shooter response drill will be conducted at Manning Elementary School on Friday at 8:30 a.m.

An undercover operative from the state Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy was used to gather information which led to the arrests of two women at a Roanoke Rapids business police say was used as a front for prostitution.

A Tuesday night traffic stop led to a search of a hotel room and the arrest of a Florida man on heroin charges.

Chief Chuck Hasty of the Roanoke Rapids Police Department today sent out a correction to a Tuesday blotter entry.

The second person wanted in a July murder on Grant Drive outside Roanoke Rapids was taken into custody in Indiana Monday, Halifax County Sheriff Wes Tripp said in a statement this evening.

Wednesday, 15 August 2018 00:45

Belmont getting own SRO

Roanoke Rapids Graded School District trustees this evening took action on two items related to school safety.

Two elementary schools in Halifax County received school supplies today and two more will get items soon following a donation drive by the sheriff’s office.