News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County

A Roanoke Rapids woman surrendered to the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office today and faces numerous counts related to the alleged theft of $1,800 worth of lottery tickets from the store where she was employed.

Clarence Lee Burgess Jr. was remanded to federal custody pending his detention hearing set for March 27.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017 14:35

Dog left in car OK; owner charged

A dog which was beginning to overheat while locked in a car is OK now and its owner has been charged with misdemeanor animal cruelty.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017 11:10

NCSO investigating fight at high school

The Northampton County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fight which occurred at Northampton County High School in Gaston this morning.

A Roanoke Rapids man is scheduled for a first appearance this morning in Greenville after his indictment last week on a federal weapon possession charge.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017 07:59

Remains taken to Greenville for autopsy

Skeletal remains found Tuesday afternoon in Roanoke Rapids have been taken to the medical examiner’s office in Greenville, city police Chief Chuck Hasty said this morning.

The Chaloner Recreation Center pool repair project has received a $10,000 boost from a local ministry.

The Roanoke Rapids High School Army JROTC posted colors at this evening’s city council meeting.

Roanoke Rapids police are investigating the discovery of skeletal remains found beside a vacant beauty salon in the Spring and Carter street area of Highway 158.

A man already out of jail on trafficking counts was arrested again after he reportedly handed his stash and cash to a drug agent who encountered him at a convenience store this afternoon.

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