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

Monday, 03 May 2010 11:54

Two more charged in Friday drug blitz

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported two more arrests today from a drug sting Friday.

A week after city council found Lafayette Gatling in default on his Roanoke Rapids Theatre payment, the venue’s manager announced one show has been confirmed and one is awaiting contract approval.

The Golden Leaf Foundation has awarded Halifax County a $400,000 grant, Economic Development Director Cathy Scott told commissioners today.

Tax appeals took up much of the Halifax County Board of Commissioners meeting today with one compromise reached and two others turned down.

Saturday, 01 May 2010 11:50

Police investigate unattended death

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department continues to investigate an unattended death on Friday.

Deputy Chief Adam Bondarek said the death occurred in the 400 block of Washington Street.

He declined to release further details.

He passionately looks at her as they sit on the banks of the Roanoke River. She looks across the water, seeming to want to be anywhere but where she is.

A Friday drug sweep resulted in several arrests, including a man who could be charged on the federal level, Roanoke Rapids police said.

A partnership including Lafayette Gatling to buy two Chicago area cemeteries bothers Roanoke Rapids Mayor Emery Doughtie.

Friday, 30 April 2010 11:43

Two charged in vehicle dragging

Two sisters were arrested Thursday for leaving a man injured on the side of Jack Brown Road after he was allegedly dragged a short way.

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