News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County

The Roanoke Rapids Graded School District approved several changes Tuesday night that will impact students and parents in upcoming school year.

Wednesday, 03 August 2016 17:56

Parking overhaul set for RRHS

The Roanoke Rapids Graded Schools Board of Education has agreed to share funding with the police department for two flashing traffic warning signals.

A state witness and defendant in the Jimmel Horton murder trial claims Horton sent him letters while in the Halifax County Jail telling him to say nothing about the case.

Wednesday, 03 August 2016 00:03

National Night Out photo gallery

Photos from Tuesday night 2016 National Night Out featuring the Embers sponsored by Halifax Community College BLET, Halifax County Sheriff Department, Roanoke Rapids Police Department and the Weldon Police Department.

City Manager Joseph Scherer this evening addressed an anonymous petition on the website change.org calling for the city to create new regulations to address the conditions at Rochelle Pond.

U.S. Cellular will comply with stipulations added to its conditional use permit by city council this evening so it may build a cell tower on Old Farm Road.

Tuesday, 02 August 2016 14:53

Clemmons, Hearp earn Barton scholarships

Two Roanoke Rapids High School graduates have received scholarships from Barton College in Wilson.

Enfield police Chief Tyree Davis doesn’t attribute the seizure of nearly a pound of marijuana to Lucky’s luck.

Tuesday, 02 August 2016 14:05

State lays groundwork in Horton trial

The state began laying its groundwork, introducing 21 pieces of pictorial evidence, in its effort to win a conviction against Jimmel Horton.

Warren County jurors will be transported to Halifax County to hear evidence in the murder trial of Jimmel Horton, whose original case ended in a mistrial last October.

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