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

Tuesday, 16 January 2018 23:09

HCC closed Wednesday

Halifax Community College closed Wednesday, school President Michael Elam reported this evening.

Tuesday, 16 January 2018 21:26

Wednesday closings and delays

As of this report Halifax Community College has not made a decision on whether it will close Wednesday, President Michael Elam said this evening.

Judge Brenda Branch has not made a decision whether to delay or cancel district courts in Halifax, Bertie or Northampton counties.

Roanoke Rapids City Council received a closed-session briefing on the progress being made to strike a final contract with the potential buyers of the theater.

Tuesday, 16 January 2018 19:50

Advisory upgraded to winter storm warning

An earlier winter weather advisory has been upgraded to a winter storm warning, according to the National Weather Service.

Tuesday, 16 January 2018 14:24

RRPD roundup: Probation violation; ID theft

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

A shooting death which occurred outside Roanoke Rapids Monday appears not to be suicide, Halifax County Sheriff Wes Tripp said this afternoon.

Tuesday, 16 January 2018 12:30

Winter weather advisory in effect

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for all of central North Carolina for tonight and Wednesday.

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

Halifax Regional is witnessing an exceptionally high spike in documented flu cases across the Roanoke Valley making flu prevention measures extremely important.

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