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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

Tuesday, 27 July 2010 20:14

Special hero watches over apartments

There is someone special watching over the residents of Woodland Olney Apartments.

Michael “Mike” Harrington Jr. seems like an ordinary seven year old—bright-eyed, precocious and has ample energy to spare as he buzzes around his yard on his bicycle.

Tuesday, 27 July 2010 19:35

Man faces more fraud counts

Fraud charges continue to grow for a Roanoke Rapids man claiming to do vehicle repair work for people but not returning the vehicles.

Sunday, 25 July 2010 19:28

Woman faces forgery counts

A Weldon woman was jailed on $15,000 bond after she was charged with numerous forgery and uttering counts for allegedly stealing checks.

Michael Beitler believes voters are getting the wrong information when they’re told voting for a third party is a wasted vote.

On Saturday Beitler, the Libertarian candidate running against Elaine Marshall and Richard Burr for Burr’s U.S. Senate seat made a stop in Roanoke Rapids with some of his supporters.

Tuesday, 27 July 2010 19:06

Weldon investigates BLET gun theft

The Weldon Police Department and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms is investigating the theft of guns used by basic law enforcement training students at Halifax Community College.

The undisclosed amount of guns were stolen from an unnamed location on the college’s campus, Chief Mark Macon said.

The crime most likely occurred sometime between Friday night and Monday and forced entry was used to get the weapons.

Macon said it is too early in the investigation to determine whether a student may have stolen the guns.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the police department at 252-536-3136 or Halifax County Crimestoppers at 252-583-4444.

New scams designed to bilk people out of their financial information are being reported.