Lance Martin

Lance Martin

Wednesday, 14 July 2010 15:42

City can't be extravagant with surplus

The city is expected to have a $1 million surplus after all yearend entries are completed, council was told at its meeting Tuesday night.

Weldon will have to advertise again after the top candidate for the administrator’s position backed out, Mayor Julia Meacham said today.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010 15:40

High speed rail could impact Warren County

The Southeast High Speed Rail (SEHSR) project, proposed to run through Warren County on its route from Richmond, Va. to Raleigh, could have a significant impact here, not only in terms of property, but also in re-routing a number of area roads.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010 15:38

Dog helps solve Weldon break-in

A canine officer helped Halifax County Sheriff’s Office deputies find a man Tuesday who allegedly broke into Basnight Company, his former employer, in Weldon.

A call about a suspicious person near a bread store led to the arrest Tuesday of a man charged in two other high profile city crimes for carrying a knife and a gas powered BB pistol.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010 15:36

Police investigate morning armed robbery

Roanoke Rapids police continue to investigate a home invasion in the no hundred block of Jackson Street.

Deputy Chief Adam Bondarek said around 2 this morning officers responded to a call where people described as three black males broke into the house armed with knives and demanded sneakers and cash. They left with an undisclosed amount of money and property. No one was injured.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the police department at 252-533-2810 or Halifax County Crimestoppers at 252-583-4444.

Roanoke Rapids and Emporia were mentioned as areas to have temporary Amtrak service while high speed rail from Richmond to Raleigh is discussed.

The state Department of Public Instruction is expected to bring a report on what it will take to reopen two schools to the Halifax County School Board at its August 2 meeting. The school board meets at 7 p.m. at the central office on Highway 301.

The state Attorney General’s office will assume all charges against a man charged in a 2007 shootout in Scotland Neck which began after he allegedly killed a man.

Tuesday, 13 July 2010 15:25

Weldon PD has person of interest

The Weldon Police Department wants to talk to a man about the February 19 robbery of the Blue Flame.

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