News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County

News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County (7422)

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

First responders who made initial efforts to locate a boy who drowned in Roanoke Rapids Lake earlier this month were honored by the Roanoke Rapids Police Department during this evening’s city council meeting.

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

Halifax County commissioners approved a resolution today which seeks to grant a Virginia-based wood treatment company funds to upfit the former Georgia-Pacific building off West Tenth Street in Roanoke Rapids.

Roanoke Rapids police are still trying to determine who was driving a vehicle in which one person died and one was seriously injured Friday night, Chief Chuck Hasty said.

Monday, 19 June 2017 11:47

Severn man dies in Saturday crash

A Severn man died Saturday night in a single-vehicle crash in Northampton County.

Sunday, 18 June 2017 21:45

A Night of Blues photo gallery

Robert Smoot of BRENCORE Entertainment presented "A Night of Blues" at the Roanoke Rapids Theatre this past Saturday night.

Saturday, 17 June 2017 12:11

One dies in Smith Church Rd. crash

One man died and another was transferred to a trauma unit for further treatment following a crash on Smith Church Road Friday night.

Both men wanted in a Meadow Mobile Home Park assault are now accounted for.

Friday, 16 June 2017 15:44

NAACP to honor essay winners

The Halifax County Branch of the NAACP will present awards to the 12 winners of the 2017 essay contest at 7 p.m. Monday.

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