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 familiar face has been tapped to lead the Roanoke Rapids Graded School District’s early college program.  

Roanoke Rapids police officers have been honored not only in-house but by the State Bureau of Investigation for the part they played in arresting one of the suspects in the murder of Dr. Nancy Alford at her home at Lake Gaston last month.

Incumbent District Attorney Valerie Mitchell Asbell is running to retain her seat as the elected DA for Bertie, Halifax, Hertford and Northampton counties.

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported the following:

Strong winds early this morning may have contributed to a fire in the 100 block of Monroe Street, according to the Roanoke Rapids Fire Department.

A man who presented himself as a witness in a murder in Hollister last week has been arrested at Bangor International Airport in Maine, Halifax County Sheriff Wes Tripp confirmed this evening.

Incumbent Halifax County Commissioner Patrick Qualls is running to retain his seat on the board.

Monday, 16 April 2018 08:36

Roanoke Rapids man dies in I-95 crash

A 20-year-old Roanoke Rapids man died Saturday morning in a single-vehicle crash on Interstate 95.

Saturday, 14 April 2018 14:00

Photo gallery: Resolves weekend winds down

Three days of commemorating the signing of the Halifax Resolves winds down today at 3:30 p.m. at the state Historic Site in Halifax.

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