News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County

One person was shot and one in custody following a fray outside Westside Grocery this afternoon.

Canines working in law enforcement are just as susceptible to assaults as their handlers, Chief Deputy Scott Hall of the Halifax County Sheriff’s says.

Thursday, 06 April 2017 14:11

Ella Baker Day events set Friday

Friday will mark the celebration of Ella Baker’s legacy in the field of civil rights.

April 12, 1776, will be celebrated with two events this year — one Saturday and one Wednesday on the date of the signing of the Halifax Resolves.

Sheriff Wes Tripp has 43 sponsors for the second annual Halifax County Seafood Festival, surpassing the sponsorship numbers for the last event.

Tuesday, 04 April 2017 20:25

Four arrested following Weldon chase

The City County Drug Task Force today arrested four men following a chase in Weldon.

The city will go before the Local Government Commission next month with a resolution which is the first formal step in reducing its current debt on the Roanoke Rapids Theatre.

Factors favoring the last two defendants in a 2014 murder and shooting outweighed those aggravating, a judge ruled this morning.

Monday, 03 April 2017 17:08

Weekend arrest roundup

Weekend arrests reported by the Roanoke Rapids Police Department and Halifax County Sheriff’s Office:

Semaj Short and Jamonte Moody were both sentenced today in the 2014 murder of a 2-year-old girl and the shooting of her grandmother in Weldon.

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