News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County

City Manager Joseph Scherer says he will not recommend a tax increase for the upcoming fiscal year as council begins to deliberate its financial plan later this month.

Roanoke Rapids City Council will be asked next month to approve a streetscape master plan for Roanoke Avenue.

A reputed Rich Square drug dealer was arrested on heroin and cocaine trafficking charges Friday as a result of an investigation by the Down East Drug Task Force.

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying suspects in the larceny of various items from Family Dollar.

In September, James Avens will celebrate 16 years in law enforcement.

A domestic disturbance call Sunday led to kidnapping and assault charges against a Roanoke Rapids man.

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the discovery of black tar heroin, which has been seized in the north end of the county.

North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein lauded Halifax Community College graduates, parents and staff during the school’s 50th commencement exercises today.

State Attorney General Josh Stein says North Carolina is “in a state of crisis” as it faces an overwhelming opioid addiction problem.

Roanoke Rapids police and officers from other jurisdictions paused to honor fallen comrades this evening at a ceremony moved to LLoyd Andrews City Meeting Hall due to inclement weather.

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