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 24-year-old  Littleton man was charged this morning in the armed robbery of Sheetz.

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol is investigating a hit and run this morning on Carolina Rest Home Road in which a sanitation worker was struck.

The potential buyers of the Roanoke Rapids Theater received a third extension this evening — one which comes with a $5,000 per week provision to be paid to the city for every week after May 30 should Tom and Eva McClean opt to not execute the contract.

Thursday’s Arts on the Avenue will showcase the work of some 20 artists, photographers, singers and musicians as well as give the public a view of the 1026 Roanoke Avenue green space.

Monday, 21 May 2018 09:43

RRPD probes Sheetz robbery

Roanoke Rapids police are investigating an armed robbery which occurred at Sheetz early Saturday morning.

A Conway man died Friday night after he was struck head-on by the driver of another vehicle.

With the results of the May 8 primary certified today, the Halifax County Board of Elections will begin Monday researching signatures on a petition submitted by Jimmie Silver to run for sheriff as an independent in the November 6 general election.

A daughter’s last conversation with her father, who ultimately would be killed in the line of duty, was, “I just wanted to tell you I love you.”

Despite drawing criticism from residents and some businesses in the immediate area, a Dollar General store proposed for the corner of Roanoke Avenue and Eighth Street does not have to gain a recommendation for approval from the planning board or an OK from city council to be built.

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