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

The state Division of Motor Vehicles suspended or disciplined 14 people following an internal investigation into gifts provided by a vendor, officials announced Friday.

Saturday, 24 July 2010 16:37

Stanley White service at Askew Sunday

The congregation of Stanley White Presbyterian Church will have worship Sunday — in the chapel of Askew Funeral Services at 11:15 a.m.

The Roanoke Avenue Business Alliance will work with the city’s Planning and Development Department to find regulations where merchants can display their merchandise outside in a manner acceptable to all.

Friday, 23 July 2010 16:36

Man charged following chase

A Roanoke Rapids man was arrested Thursday following a high speed chase that went through Weldon and Roanoke Rapids.

Friday, 23 July 2010 16:34

Man charged in home invasion

A Weldon man has been arrested in the Wednesday morning home invasion on Jackson Street, the Roanoke Rapids Police Department said.

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department has a person of interest it wants to question in the Wednesday night fire at Stanley White Presbyterian Church.

The Weldon Police Department reported the following:

• Anthony Jerome Gray of the Pleasant Hill area was arrested on July 13 by Sergeant Will Shaw when police received an anonymous tip from a concerned neighbor.  Captain James Avens said Gray knocked out a window and was found in the garage when officers arrived and was charged with breaking and entering and damage to property.

He was jailed on $1,000 bond.

“I would like to encourage citizens to not hesitate in calling for suspicious activities that go on in their neighborhoods. I would like to personally thank the anonymous caller that was concerned enough to make the call,” Avens said.

• Marcus Wayne Hardy of the Roanoke Rapids area was arrested on July 16 by Shaw after being stopped in a vehicle for speeding that lead to a drug arrest.

Hardy had marijuana and hydrocodone pills.   

He received a $100 unsecured bond.

Thursday, 22 July 2010 16:30

Warrant issued in Blue Flame robbery

A man described as a person of interest in a February convenience store robbery now has a warrant for his arrest.

Thursday, 22 July 2010 16:27

Neighbor’s tip leads to arrest

An alert neighbor helped the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office solve a breaking and entering case Wednesday.

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