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

A former city employee was charged Thursday with allegedly providing a cell phone to an inmate assigned to work with the parks and recreation department.

Roanoke Rapids police have lodged 13 additional fraud counts against a woman who used fraudulent card numbers to make food orders from a local pizza establishment.

Roanoke Rapids firefighters performed CPR and brought a male victim safely out of a Franklin Street residence early this morning.

A handgun reported stolen from Florida was seized following a search warrant execution in the Scotland Neck area Wednesday night.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017 12:29

RRPD roundup: Larceny; wanted persons caught

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


Plaintiffs in a lawsuit which challenges the operation of three separate school systems in Halifax County Tuesday appealed a state Court of Appeals ruling which upheld a decision made in state court to dismiss the original lawsuit.

Two women who received nail work at a salon and tried to pay with counterfeit money are sought by the Roanoke Rapids Police Department.

The North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles is seeking applicants to operate a Halifax County license plate agency.

Improvements to Chaloner Recreation Center would be the first priority in a Highway 158 corridor plan, city officials said at a forum Tuesday night.

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