News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County

News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County (7422)

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

After watching Officer Hannah Grimes and Jimi go through their paces at Ventosa Kennel, Roanoke Rapids police Chief Chuck Hasty is impressed.

A Roanoke Rapids man was arrested Wednesday for a July 11 assault and served warrants for one which occurred in November.

The Roanoke Rapids police and fire departments announced new hires and promotions at city council’s Tuesday night meeting.

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.

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