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

Rodney D. Pierce, an eighth grade social studies teacher at William R. Davie Middle STEM Academy, has been chosen to attend the Carolina Oral History Teaching Fellows Program in Civil Rights from Monday through Thursday on the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill.

Not only did the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office get a vehicle donated today, they got a tour of Dominion Energy’s remodeled headquarters on Vepco Street.

Friday, 22 June 2018 12:05

RRPD roundup: Chase; fugitive arrest

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported the following, according to Chief Chuck Hasty:

The Roanoke Rapids Planning Board will send city council a recommendation for approval of a conditional use permit which could be part of a process paving the way for an expansion of Crestview Cemetery.

Roanoke Rapids Savings Bank and Roanoke Valley Savings Bank jointly announce the signing of a definitive agreement which Roanoke Valley Savings Bank will merge with and into Roanoke Rapids Savings Bank.  

Starting Monday, motorists who use Three Bridges Road in Halifax County will encounter a detour while maintenance work is done on the bridge near Quankey Creek south of Roanoke Rapids.

Roanoke Rapids police Chief Chuck Hasty honored officers and dispatchers during Tuesday night’s city council meeting.

Wednesday, 20 June 2018 12:11

Council honors longtime employees

Roanoke Rapids City Council and department heads honored two retirees with more than 60 years between them Tuesday night.

Roanoke Rapids City Council this evening unanimously approved a budget for the upcoming fiscal year which does not contain a tax increase.

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