News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County
Tuesday, 21 June 2016 12:13

RRPD blotter: June 13-19, 2016

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

A county jail inmate who was improperly released is currently being sought, Halifax Sheriff Wes Tripp said.

Monday, 20 June 2016 17:33

Medlin named 2017 Roanoke Valley DYW

Mira Medlin was named 2017 Distinguished Young Woman of the Roanoke Valley Saturday.

Monday, 20 June 2016 17:04

County budget passes on 4-2 vote

Commissioners Carolyn Johnson and Marcelle Smith rejected the 2016-17 Halifax County fiscal year budget today.

The Roanoke Rapids Graded School District will go its own way in sharing sales and use tax revenues with the county school system after reaching an impasse with Weldon.

Few details are immediately forthcoming following the shooting deaths of two people in the Pendleton area Saturday night.

Saturday, 18 June 2016 13:22

Photo gallery: Revolutionary War Days

Revolutionary War Days continues through 4 this afternoon and resumes Sunday in Historic Halifax beginning at noon.

The most likely chance for Halifax County commissioners to begin a serious discussion on across-the-board pay raises for employees is expected to come in the upcoming fiscal year.

Kavon Phillips, the Operation Rockfish defendant who was charged with driving while impaired in Gates County, will be allowed to remain on pretrial release, according to an order filed in the federal court record.

The arrest Thursday of an Enfield funeral director wanted for reportedly bilking a widow out of insurance money may just be the beginning.

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