News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County

The county seat of Halifax will continue its celebration of the Christmas season, which it began last week with a tree-lighting ceremony, in several ways Saturday.

A careless and reckless driving call on Interstate 95 this morning led to the seizure of more than 2 pounds of marijuana from a South Carolina man.

A Roanoke Rapids man has been charged with 45 counts of second-degree rape and one count of extortion related to alleged sexual assaults which occurred between September and November.

A checking station in the Bellamy Lake area Wednesday led to the seizure of 18 bindles of heroin as well as other drugs, the City County Drug Task Force reports.

Wednesday, 07 December 2016 15:58

Key dates set in 12 county murder cases

The District Attorney’s office and defense attorneys today agreed on dates for trials and administrative sessions for 12 murders which remain on Halifax County court dockets.

Wednesday, 07 December 2016 15:28

Yellow Jackets compete on Brain Game show

Tune in to WRAL this Saturday on your television at 11 AM as Roanoke Rapids High School competes on the Brain Game.

A pretrial release revocation hearing for Operation Rockfish defendant Lann Clanton will be held next Wednesday in Greenville, according to federal court records.

Wednesday, 07 December 2016 10:01

Salanik returns to RRGSD board

A familiar face will return to the Roanoke Rapids Graded School District Board of Trustees.

Tuesday, 06 December 2016 21:22

Council approves Chaloner pool repairs

The city will seek an installment financing package to fund repairs to the Chaloner Recreation Center pool after council this evening agreed on the matter by a 3-2 vote.

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