News from Roanoke Rapids, Weldon and Halifax County

Roanoke Rapids police are investigating an armed robbery which occurred this morning at McDonald’s on Julian R. Allsbrook Highway.

While the question of how the Roanoke Rapids KapStone paper mill will fit into the proposed acquisition of the entire Illinois-based company by Georgia-based WestRock is not clear, documents filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission do shed some light on how the two companies view the merger.

Tuesday, 30 January 2018 13:25

RRPD roundup: Traffic stops

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported the following, according to Chief Chuck Hasty:

Tuesday, 30 January 2018 13:08

Edwards Story volunteer of quarter

Chris Edwards was recently honored as volunteer of the quarter at Jo Story Senior Center.

Tuesday, 30 January 2018 12:44

Duri receives protective vest

A protective vest for Duri, a dog assigned to Halifax County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Dustin Newsome, has been received through a charitable donation from the non-profit Vested Interest in K9s Incorporated.

The grand opening of Dr. Courtney Aman’s full-time Southern Smiles Orthodontics practice will be held with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 12:30 p.m. Friday.

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported the following, according to Chief Chuck Hasty:

Roanoke Rapids police are trying to identify a man believed to responsible for the break-in of a gaming machine and removing money from it.

Monday, 29 January 2018 07:52

WestRock to acquire KapStone

WestRock Company and KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation today announced the signing of a definitive agreement in which WestRock will acquire all of the outstanding shares of KapStone for $35 per share and will assume approximately $1.36 billion in net debt for a total enterprise value of approximately $4.9 billion.

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office this evening confirmed an apparent murder-suicide which occurred in the Hollister community earlier in the day.

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