The Roanoke Rapids Fire Department's Fire Safety saw a good turnout today as children took advantage of a water slide, practiced aiming a hose at Freddy the Flame and watched a puppet show on fire safety.
The Roanoke Rapids Fire Departments holds its third Safety Fair Friday in an coinciding with the last Fridays in the Park concert later that evening.
The Roanoke Rapids police and fire departments announced new hires and promotions at city council’s Tuesday night meeting.
Police officers and firefighters received commendations for their response and assistance in a shooting last month while another officer was honored for helping two children in need.
A fire which originated in and around a linen closet at Laurel Glen Apartments Tuesday is under investigation to determine a cause.
A Roanoke Rapids woman was being transported to UNC Medical Center after she sustained smoke inhalation and burns in the aftermath of a fire this morning on Raleigh Drive.
The Chaloner Middle School gym sustained heavy smoke damage this morning after a battery-operated lift apparently caught fire.
Roanoke Rapids Fire Chief Stacy Coggins recognized six firefighters this evening, two for administering CPR and four for going above and beyond the call of duty in helping a fire victim.
When the call went out for help in the mountains of North Carolina, four firefighters from Halifax County answered the call and one county ranger was dispatched.