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

A 30-year-old Roanoke Rapids man is scheduled for an initial appearance Thursday in federal court in Greenville after a true bill of indictment was returned earlier this month on multiple counts of receiving and possessing child pornography.

The Northampton County Sheriff’s Office reported the following, according to Captain Patrick Jacobs:

Tuesday, 26 September 2017 18:02

Drugs, stolen trailer seized in morning raid

Investigation into drug activity in the Sam Powell Dairy Road area resulted in arrests, the seizure of cocaine and marijuana and recovery of a stolen U-Haul trailer today.

A 22-year-old Woodland man has been charged in the murder of a former Littleton resident, the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office said.

Three American muscle cars are headed to Indiana after two friends won them at White Motors to benefit three area chambers of commerce in a fundraiser.

Roanoke Rapids Mayor Pro Tem Carl Ferebee has been selected for a two-year term on the board of directors of the North Carolina League of Municipalities.

A Roanoke Rapids woman faces charges after a 15-year-old in her care was found apparently drunk and semiconscious Saturday night.

A vehicle movement violation led to the arrest of two people on marijuana and cocaine counts Friday night.

Monday, 25 September 2017 12:05

Va. man dies driving wrong way on I-95

A 22-year-old Virginia man died Saturday morning while operating his vehicle in the wrong lane of Interstate 95.

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