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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 Halifax County Sheriff's Office has been activated by the North Carolina Sheriff's Association and deployed to assist Sheriff Asa Buck and the Carteret County Sheriff's Office.

When Steve Felton talks about the impact of community colleges on the lives of students, one cannot help but be inspired.

Monday, 17 September 2018 14:53

Police seek leads in late night B&E

Roanoke Rapids police are looking for leads in a breaking and entering in which shots were fired late Sunday night.

Friday, 14 September 2018 20:39

County lifting state of emergency Sunday

Due to Hurricane Florence having minimal impact on Halifax County, three shelters have now closed.

A man arrested several times by the former City County Drug Task Force is now serving a 15- to 27-month prison sentence.

The turn of Hurricane Florence has made for minimal impacts in the Roanoke Valley, officials said.

Friday, 14 September 2018 00:18

Northampton, Halifax evening storm updates

The Northampton County Emergency Operations Center advises county residents to make immediate preparations for potentially severe weather resulting from Hurricane Florence.

As noted in the graphic, the National Weather Service says tornado warnings are possible as the outer bands of Hurricane Florence move into and cross Central North Carolina.

The most likely potential for the Roanoke River to crest at Roanoke Rapids or Scotland Neck is below minor, the National Weather Service reported in its latest morning briefing.

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