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 man who attempted to swallow crack cocaine two years ago was charged with allegedly trying to do it again today.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017 15:23

Officers recognized at council meeting

Roanoke Rapids police Chief Chuck Hasty honored his officers of the quarter Tuesday night during city council’s meeting and also recognized a selfless act by two members of the criminal investigations division.

Wednesday, 18 October 2017 13:01

HCSO roundup: Child neglect; absconder arrest

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office reported the following, according to Chief Deputy Scott Hall:


Wednesday, 18 October 2017 10:31

Manning dedication set in December

A community building dedication and ribbon-cutting for the new Manning Elementary School is being planned for December 10 at 2 p.m.

Students, faculty and staff of William R. Davie Middle School circled the campus this morning in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Roanoke Rapids City Council this evening backed the inclusion of the historic preservation tax credit program in the federal budget.

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department is seeing another spate of car break-ins.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 12:26

Newborn uninjured in suspected DWI crash

A newborn infant was uninjured in a crash Monday after the driver became unresponsive and struck a sign at Seventh and Jefferson streets.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 11:56

New counts lodged in pill larceny probe

A Roanoke Rapids man already facing charges for allegedly stealing prescription medication faces new counts stemming from the 2015 investigation.

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