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

Friday, 16 April 2010 10:29

BARC: Employees helping employees

It’s about employees helping employees.

It’s about recognizing work, milestones and finding ways to boost morale.

This is what the city’s Benevolent, Awards & Recognition Committee is about.

Friday, 16 April 2010 10:27

'Cowering' fugitive nabbed in closet

A man wanted for a break-in at Chaloner Middle School last month was arrested Thursday night, cowering in a closet at his mother’s house, Roanoke Rapids police said today.

Thursday, 15 April 2010 10:27

Fourth suspect caught in armed robbery

Reprinted with permission from the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald

The fourth suspect in a violent armed robbery on Monday has been arrested after he fled into the woods near here.

Eugene Monta Newsome, 22, of Franklin, Va. was found at approximately 7:30 p.m. in Piney Grove Baptist Church on Fire Tower Road.

Thursday, 15 April 2010 10:26

Man faces sex assault charges

A Pleasant Hill man has been arrested after a child sex assault report was filed with the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office.

Thursday, 15 April 2010 10:17

Council reviews police, fire budgets

Roanoke Rapids Police Chief Jeff Hinton and Fire Chief Gary Corbet presented modest budget requests to city council during a work session today.

Newsom Oil Company is selling its nine Shell brand convenience stores to New Dixie Oil Corporation, Newsom President David Newsom said in a press release.

Wednesday, 14 April 2010 10:15

Man faces 26 fraud counts

An Enfield man who allegedly bilked an elderly person out of several thousand dollars was arrested Wednesday on 26 counts of obtaining property by false pretense.

The Halifax County Sheriff's Office is investigating two incidents reported Monday in the Rob Road area of Scotland Neck where a breaking and entering and an additional attempted breaking and entering occurred.

Major Bruce Temple said they occurred during the day between 1:30 and 4.

Items taken from the crime scene were an X-box 360 and several games.

“We would ask local residents to pay particular attention to residential sites in the area. If you see suspicious activity call 911.”

Wednesday, 14 April 2010 10:14

Home, garden show offers more for visitors

This weekend’s Home and Garden Show at Becker Village Mall isn’t just about the latest products to spruce things up, it’s also about showing off some of the new stores in the shopping center.

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