Lance Martin

Lance Martin

Hubert Vester Auto Group and Honda of Roanoke Rapids made a major contribution to Sheriff Wes Tripp’s Benefiting the Children of Halifax County Christmas deputy toy drive today.

Besides the event at The Centre, National Night Out celebrations are also planned in Enfield, Garysburg and Littleton Tuesday night.


Visitors to National Night Out Tuesday at Halifax Community College will have a chance to win a pair of tickets to the Carolina Kickoff at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium in Greenville.

The Roanoke Rapids Rapids Police Department reported the following, according to Captain Bobby Martin:

Thursday, 27 July 2017 16:51

Shirley C. Jones

Shirley C. Jones, age 80, of Roanoke Rapids, died Wednesday, July 26, 2017, at her residence. She was born January 28, 1937, in Southampton, Virginia, daughter of the late Willie J.”Bubba” Porter and Annie Mae Porter. 

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


Wednesday, 26 July 2017 21:36

Charles Linburg Taylor Sr.

Charles “John” L. Taylor, Sr., 86, of Roanoke Rapids passed away Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh.

A 19 -year-old already facing sex offense charges involving a minor now faces new counts, according to the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office.

Wednesday, 26 July 2017 15:17

Green space at 1026 to feature Hill murals

Murals to be placed at the urban green space at 1026 Roanoke Avenue will pay tribute to the city’s rail, river and textile history.

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