News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County

News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County (7424)

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

Monday, 03 February 2014 18:41

Flammable load spared in cab fire

Roanoke Rapids firefighters today arrived in time to keep a tractor-trailer cab fire from spreading to a load of flammable vinyl fence posts and keeping the rig's fuel cells from burning completely through.

Roanoke Rapids Graded School District Technology Director Mark Kuchenbrod will present in two sessions of the Campus Leadership Academy at the Texas Computer Education Association Convention and Exposition Tuesday in Austin.

Monday, 03 February 2014 14:01

RRPD sets citizens police academy

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department is offering a citizens police academy as a way to educate the community and also gain a better understanding from the community of problems and issues that the citizens have.

Following last month's news that it will close, Halifax County officials are looking to aggressively market the Flambeau building, county economic development commission Executive Director Cathy Scott told commissioners today.

Halifax County commissioners today approved the release of state lottery funds for fire alarm and restroom improvements to Dawson and Pittman elementary schools.

The Greensville County Sheriff’s deputy who was reporting missing Friday was found deceased this morning.

Friday, 31 January 2014 23:20

Bryant announces intention to file

Incumbent Halifax County Commissioner Vernon Bryant this evening announced his intention to file for his at-large seat in the May 6 Democratic Primary.

Friday, 31 January 2014 21:41

Virginia Sheriff Deputy missing

A search is under way in Greensville County, Virginia, and Northampton County for a Greensville County deputy last seen driving a marked patrol car in Greensville County Friday morning.

Friday, 31 January 2014 16:56

County hires new HR management director

Tony D. Gupton has been hired as Halifax County's new human resources management director, according to a statement from County Manager Tony Brown.

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