Friday, 16 June 2017 15:44

NAACP to honor essay winners

The Halifax County Branch of the NAACP will present awards to the 12 winners of the 2017 essay contest at 7 p.m. Monday.

The state Court of Appeals Monday will hear arguments in a lawsuit against the Halifax County Board of Commissioners which targets the operation of three separate school districts in the county.

Officials from the Northampton and Halifax branches of the NAACP Friday will call on the district attorney's office to offer support and create a task force designated to focus on the missing and unsolved murder cases in each county.

As a key court date in the lawsuit against the Halifax County Board of Commissioners nears, the Coalition for Education and Economic Security and the Halifax County Branch of the NAACP are encouraging the general public to attend a hearing on the matter.

The Halifax County Chapter of the NAACP has collected 75 signatures and its president expects to collect a total of 250 from those living inside the Roanoke Rapids city limits whose children cannot attend school in the city's district because of the current configuration of its boundary lines.

The president of the local chapter of the NAACP says state intervention in the Halifax County School System is futile.

Monday, 11 May 2015 16:43

NAACP to monitor Enfield death probe

The Halifax County Branch of the NACCP says it will closely monitor an investigation into the death of a Virginia man who was in police custody Saturday night.

Wednesday, 26 November 2014 14:47

City, NAACP continue diversity discussions

Another meeting between city officials and the Halifax County Chapter of the NAACP last Friday brought up continued discussions of diversity, both sides said in separate statements released throughout the week.

As the city continues reviewing the applications of four finalists for the position of police chief, the Halifax County Branch of the NAACP made a renewed push to name a citizens advisory panel to help with screening in the process.

A Thursday meeting between city officials and black community leaders left both sides with an agreement to continue talks, participants said in statements released today.

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