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

Police officers and firefighters received commendations for their response and assistance in a shooting last month while another officer was honored for helping two children in need.

The Roanoke Rapids Graded School District Board of Trustees took another step forward tonight in opening an early college within the district.  

New estimates for the construction of a Chaloner Recreation Center pool have come in higher than one presented to Roanoke Rapids City Council in May.

Charges related to a stolen gun with an altered serial reportedly used in a June 2 Monroe Street attempted robbery have been filed.

The defense team for Tyquan Powell, indicted in the murders of a Scotland Neck man and Gastonia woman, continues preparing for potential death penalty prosecution in the United Blood Nation case.

Roanoke Rapids police are looking for a man who stole a phone from the Verizon Store on Premier Boulevard.

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office is seeking help in identifying a man in the video who stole beer from Five Points Food Mart.

A Saturday disturbance call where City County Drug Task Force agents found a small indoor marijuana operation continues to be investigated.

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

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