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

Tuesday, 10 October 2017 15:57

RRPD roundup: Fraud counts; kidnapping

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


The City County Drug Task Force and Halifax County Sheriff’s Office reported the following:


Tuesday, 10 October 2017 13:39

Tillmon gets 15 years in Operation Rockfish

Antonio Tillmon Monday faced his fiancee in a jailhouse wedding ceremony. Today he faced a federal judge in a sentencing for his role in the Operation Rockfish police corruption case.

A 41-year-old Enfield woman was charged on 12 counts of sexual acts by a government/prison employee for what the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office said was allegedly having a relationship with an active inmate.

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction has named Chaloner Middle School in the top 5 percent for student growth in the state.

New information released today in the murders of four people in the Glenview community in August says investigators believe the residence was specifically targeted and the crime is gang-related.

Friday, 06 October 2017 09:07

RRPD continues armed robbery probe

Roanoke Rapids police continue their investigation into an armed robbery which occurred at the Roanoke Avenue New Dixie Mart Shell station Thursday night around 9.

Roanoke Rapids police are investigating an armed robbery which occurred around 9 p.m.

Thursday, 05 October 2017 15:39

Center for Energy Education opens its doors

The changed landscape of the old Halifax County Airport was officially celebrated today.

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