News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County

News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County (7491)

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

Members of a Scotland Neck Blood set have been charged in a 15-count indictment alleging heroin sales of 100 grams or more, the North Carolina Eastern District United States Attorney’s Office said today.

A man who was reported missing Thursday morning is OK.

Captain Bobby Martin reported in a statement this morning Kenneth Arrington contacted the Roanoke Rapids Police Department and advised he went to Emporia to visit friends.

Thursday, 10 August 2017 20:50

Carolina Avenue drug probe continues

A continued probe into cocaine sales at a residence in the 900 block of Carolina Avenue led to more arrests today but investigation continues.

The newest member of the City County Drug Task Force, a dog named Tony, helped agents seize 77.3 grams of cocaine — a trafficking amount.

The Peanut Belt Rural Planning Organization Technical Advisory Council has recommended a proposed Amtrak station in Weldon be put on the state’s Transportation Improvement Plan.

Thursday, 10 August 2017 12:34

Police seek info on missing man

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department is seeking assistance in locating a missing person.

Two Roanoke Rapids women have August 16 court dates on counterfeit bill counts.

A Roanoke Rapids man was arrested this evening after the captain of the City County Drug Task Force reportedly observed a hand-to-hand drug transaction while following up on a drug complaint at Carolina Avenue and East Tenth Street.

Wednesday, 09 August 2017 16:46

HCC returns to its roots with Patriot mascot

Halifax Community College is returning to its roots as the Patriots and in the spring will be seeking input of the faculty, staff, students and the community to give its mascot a more modern look.

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