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Police seek information on larceny suspect
The Roanoke Rapids Police Department is seeking help in identifying a man who on Wednesday night stole clothing from a business at the Highway 48-158 area of South Rosemary. Captain Bobby Martin said the crime occurred around 8:30 that evening.
Embers bring the Christmas spirit to the Roanoke Rapids Theatre
The Embers featuring Craig Woolard kickoffed the Christmas Season at The Roanoke Rapids Theatre Thursday night as The Embers present The Embers Christmas Show Beach Music Style.
Tippett to scale back Christmas light spectacular next season
Since 1971, Barbara Tippett has put on a Christmas light spectacular at her house on Fairlane Drive. This year is the last she will do it on such a large scale because of a diagnosis of arthritis where the only solution is surgery which can result in paralysis, an option she will not seek.
Santa at Tippett house Thursday; other events scheduled
Chances for children to visit Santa are still available through several events. Santa will be at the Tippett house at 46 Fairlane Drive Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and again on December 20 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
RR school board excuses Monday snow day
The Roanoke Rapids Graded School District Board of Education voted Tuesday night to excuse Monday’s snow day and not require students to make up that time since the district has fulfilled the allotted number of instructional hours required by the state.
Thank you, Mrs. Tippett
Over our time in Roanoke Rapids it has been a source of joy. In times when we weren’t in the Christmas spirit it helped us get there. Thursday night when Barbara Tippett told us next year she would be scaling back her elaborate Fairlane Drive Christmas light display to her manger scene and window di
The North Carolina Election Fraud Scandal Keeps Getting Worse
The midterms were a month and a half ago, but the fight’s not over in North Carolina, where Republican House candidate Mark Harris’ 9th District election campaign is under investigation over allegations that an aide kept absentee ballots from being returned. Harris beat his opponent, Democrat Dan Mc
Halifax County gets spurt of manufacturing jobs, after Cooper grants incentive money
The eastern North Carolina county of Halifax has seen an influx of manufacturing investments after Gov. Roy Cooper’s office awarded multiple grants to lure expansions to the county.
City's new street sweeper packs a performance punch
The differences are many — maneuverability, capacity and economics. One took a commercial drivers license to operate — the other doesn’t. The Roanoke Rapids Public Works Department had its new Ravo street sweeper on display before a city council meeting last month.
RRHS Athletics for the week of December 11th
Roanoke Rapids High School Athletic events for the week of December 11th. Wrestling at Louisburg (non-conference)
Former deputy will continue mentor program despite charges
A Northampton County deputy resigned on his own following a single-vehicle crash which resulted in DWI and other charges lodged against him by the North Carolina State Highway Patrol earlier this month.
Wintry storm forces cancellation of schools Monday
A fall storm bringing wintry weather to the Roanoke Valley throughout the day has forced cancellation of all schools in Halifax and Northampton counties Monday. Several service-oriented businesses have announced closings for Monday.
AirBoss plans $5.2 million expansion at Scotland Neck plant
AirBoss of America Corp. has selected Halifax County for an expansion of its current facility, adding 42 new jobs. Governor Roy Cooper announced the expansion today and said in a statement the company plans to invest $5.2 million in Scotland Neck with the project.
LIST: Orange County Schools closed again Wednesday
Orange County announced that schools will be closed Wednesday as the county continues to thaw out from the large winter storm. Chatham County and Halifax County reported schools will be on a two-hour delay Wednesday.
Rubber Manufacturer Expands in Halifax County
AirBoss of America Corp. has selected Halifax County for an expansion of its current facility, adding 42 new jobs, Governor Roy Cooper announced today. The company plans to invest $5.2 million in Scotland Neck with the project.
Winners of 5 of last 6, FCS hoops finding its groove
Still groggy from the after effects of a state title run in football, the Faith Christian boys’ basketball team to start this 2018-19 season stumbled early. The Patriots practiced only three times before jumping into their schedule, losing their first three games.
NWS predicts 2 inches of snow in RR area
The Roanoke Rapids area could get at least 2 inches of snow on Sunday and depending on the track of the storm bringing wintry precipitation the amounts could be more. The National Weather Service in its latest briefing predicts 2 inches in the Roanoke Rapids area.
RRPD roundup: Shots fired probe; larceny by employee
The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported the following, according to Chief Chuck Hasty:. On Friday at approximately 8:30 p.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Monroe Street about shots being fired and people screaming.
With Murphy's passing, funds being raised for his cremation
Edward Lee Murphy, a man who lived under the Interstate 95 bridge for years, died last week from what Roanoke Rapids police Chief Chuck Hasty described as an untreated medical condition.
Bridges in Halifax, Northampton to be replaced
Two bridges in Halifax County and six in Northampton County are among 77 in rural counties which will be replaced thanks in part to a $20 million BUILD Transportation Discretionary Grant awarded the state by the United States Department of Transportation.