News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County

News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County (7491)

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

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 16:30

RRPD roundup: Tire shine theft; identity theft

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department is seeking the public’s help in a case at Walmart.

A notice filed by United States Attorney John Stuart Brice ties one of the defendants in a March heroin trafficking case to a recent indictment of seven reputed Blood members from Scotland Neck.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017 21:09

Butler: 'We're not getting rid of JROTC'

Roanoke Rapids Graded School District Superintendent Dain Butler told concerned parents and JROTC cadets the program is not going away.

With possible funding options for a new Chaloner pool all but exhausted, Roanoke Rapids City Council this evening voted by a 3-2 margin to proceed with implementing the Highway 158 masterplan.

Two 17-year-olds and a 19-year-old were arrested following an alleged armed robbery attempt at Dollar General in Hollister Monday night.

Tuesday, 15 August 2017 13:28

Gingerbread House expansion in the works

An agreement is in the works for the Gingerbread House preschool to expand and open a second facility.

Monday, 14 August 2017 16:10

Comedy Explosion coming to theater

VitalSoul Group will present Michael Colyar and Friends: LOL Comedy Explosion at Roanoke Rapids Theatre October 14 at 8 p.m.

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

 

Friday, 11 August 2017 16:49

Sheriff's office forming Explorer post

Halifax County Sheriff Wes Tripp is in the planning stages of forming a Junior Deputy Explorer post.

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