News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County

The Chaloner Middle School gym sustained heavy smoke damage this morning after a battery-operated lift apparently caught fire.

As a Marine veteran, Terrance Pack received the Purple Heart for injuries sustained in a bomb blast in Iraq.

Saturday, 11 February 2017 07:14

Marijuana counts lodged against city man

A Roanoke Rapids man already scheduled for a February 28 court appearance was charged Thursday on marijuana counts.

Counterfeit clothing was seized from a Weldon business today and its owners arrested, according to the City County Drug Task Force.

Friday, 10 February 2017 16:54

Hollister man charged in B&E spree

A Hollister man was arrested Wednesday in connection to several break-ins which occurred over five days last month.

Friday, 10 February 2017 13:08

Hughes waives right to detention hearing

Ervin Hughes waived his right to a detention hearing today and was remanded to the custody of United States Marshals Service.

The stories told in the government-produced documentary Chasing the Dragon are reflective of the ones the Roanoke Rapids Police Department sees on the streets when dealing with the opioid addiction problem, Chief Chuck Hasty says.

Thursday, 09 February 2017 17:16

HRMC implements flu safeguards

Halifax Regional is witnessing an exceptionally high spike in documented flu cases across the Roanoke Valley, making flu prevention measures extremely important.

Thursday, 09 February 2017 16:57

Frederick gets 80-month fed sentence

A man who in November of 2015 held Roanoke Rapids police officers at bay for nearly four hours will spend 80 months in federal prison.

Thursday, 09 February 2017 13:05

Hughes detention hearing moved to Friday

Ervin Rodell Hughes will have his federal detention hearing Friday, according to records filed in the court system.

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