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Dinwiddie man facing 30 charges linked to dog-fighting, animal cruelty
DINWIDDIE, Va. (WRIC) -- A Dinwiddie man accused of running a dogfighting operation, that investigators say involved dozens of pit bulls, is on trial. The man on trial insists he loves his dogs and that he trained them to compete in legitimate pitbull competitions.
Student brings BB gun to Dinwiddle Middle School
DINWIDDIE COUNTY, Va. — A School Resource Officer took a BB gun from a Dinwiddie Middle School student Friday morning. “At approximately 8:30 a.m., school administration received a report that a male student was in possession of a BB gun. School administrators and the Resource Officer immediately lo
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.
Little Known Black History Fact: Civil Rights Activist Ella Baker
Ella Baker worked for over five decades as a civil rights activist and organizer, emerging as one of the most important female figures of the Civil Rights Movement. Baker was born on December 12, 1903 in Norfolk, Va., but was raised in Littleton, N.C. She attended Shaw University, graduating as its
Wednesday's high school roundup and results: Byrd's 32 points enable Surry County girls to deal Greensville its first defeat
Bre’cha Byrd scored a career-high 32 points as Surry County (6-2, 6-0 Tri-Rivers District) knocked off previously unbeaten Greensville County 64-47 Wednesday in Dendron. Also for the Cougars, Jasmyn Pierce had 12 points and 10 assists, while Alexis Nelson had 11 rebounds and eight points.
Boy who jumped off Virginia bridge tried to kill himself, police say. Instead, he killed someone else.
There was no way she could have seen him, the boy on the bridge. Marisa Harris was driving her Ford Escape down a Northern Virginia highway, heading home after a peaceful afternoon hike at Burke Lake in the state's Fairfax County.
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.
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.
How this Virginia hunt club helps wounded vets escape their pain
BRUNSWICK COUNTY, Va. — When you’re looking for an escape, 10,000 acres in Brunswick County is a good place to start. Members of the Great Creek Hunt Club arrive there by the dozens every fall.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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.
Nhamp. Commissioners make changes to meetings
JACKSON – Northampton County’s new Board of Commissioners promised change. The first of those changes will be reflected in the Board’s meetings beginning in January. A unanimous vote here Dec. 3 approved changes to the Northampton County Commissioners Procedural Manual to hold commissioner meetings
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.
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.
‘Truth isn’t truth’ tops list of notable quotes in 2018
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — The assertion that "truth isn't truth," made by a personal attorney for President Donald Trump, tops a Yale Law School librarian's list of the most notable quotes of 2018.
Hunter accidentally shot and killed in Southampton County
SOUTHAMPTON, Va. - Virginia Conservation Police are investigating an accidental shooting in Southampton County. Officers told News 3 deputies got called to Sadler Road in Ivor just after 8 a.m. Wednesday morning for reports of a man being shot.