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

Westmoreland Coal Company has entered into an agreement to sell the Roanoke Valley Power Facility in Weldon, it said in a news release on its website.

Halifax County Sheriff Wes Tripp will expand his Junior Deputy Camp next summer to five days and broaden its scope to include first responders beyond law enforcement.

Tuesday, 08 August 2017 15:45

Police seek help in Sunday larceny

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying the people in the photos below.

James Varnedore of Roanoke Rapids is celebrating his good fortune after winning the first top prize of $1 million in the new Million Dollar Fever scratch-off game.

Tuesday, 08 August 2017 10:38

Pair wanted in March murder surrender

Two men wanted in a March drive-by shooting in which one man died surrendered Monday.

Tuesday, 08 August 2017 10:01

RRPD investigates Monroe St. shooting

A gunshot victim is in critical but stable condition after a shooting in the 100 block of Monroe Street Monday night.

A traffic enforcement campaign by the Roanoke Rapids Police Department netted two DWIs over the weekend.

The Enfield Police Department and North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation have developed suspects in a March 27 murder and linked it to gang activity.

Halifax County commissioners today endorsed a request from Halifax Community College on how the school intends to use its $6.519 million Connect NC Bond award.

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