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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.

RRSPIN.COM - 2018-12-11 21:44:36

Person of interest behind bars in connection to murder of 82-year-old man

NOTTOWAY COUNTY, Va. — One suspect is behind bars in connection to the murder of an 82-year-old man who was shot and killed in his Nottoway County home earlier this month. On December 3, Leslie Crews was found dead inside his Poplar Lawn Road home with gunshot wounds to his upper body. According to

WTVR-TV - 2018-12-10 22:05:48

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)

RRSPIN.COM - 2018-12-12 03:36:41

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.

RRSPIN.COM - 2018-12-09 23:37:09

Area high school basketball scores for Dec. 7

Buckingham Co. 69, Central Lunenburg 17 - Amari Toney (B): 13 pts., Knights improve to 2-0 E.C. Glass 47, Rustburg 35 - Zaykeese Brown (ECG): 15 pts., Shante Buchanan (R): 9 pts.

WSET - 2018-12-07 21:43:43

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.

RRSPIN.COM - 2018-12-07 20:38:46

New year, new Jags: RMP basketball chases down return trip to state semis

The small, intimate gymnasium at Rocky Mount Prep which acted as center stage for the Jaguars boys basketball team’s run to the state semifinals last season was bustling again.

ROCKY MOUNT TELEGRAM - 2018-12-05 07:00:00

Dinwiddie school evacuated due to smell of fumes after heating system ran out of gas

DINWIDDIE COUNTY, Va. — A Dinwiddie County elementary school was evacuated as a precaution due to a strong smell of fumes inside the school. The incident occurred at Southside Elementary Friday afternoon.

WTVR-TV - 2018-12-07 20:24:07

Car loses control along I-95, strikes Virginia state trooper vehicle

HANOVER, VA (WWBT) - A Virginia State trooper sustained minor injuries after being rear-ended by a vehicle. The trooper was stopped on the left hand shoulder of southbound I-95 at the 89.6 mile marker assisting a disabled vehicle at approximately 7:11 p.m, when a 2003 GMC Yukon traveling southbound

NBC12 - 2018-12-10 02:07:00

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.

RRSPIN.COM - 2018-12-03 21:03:31

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.

RRSPIN.COM - 2018-12-03 21:35:38

Virginia Young Farmers to compete nationally in January

Purchase a subscription to AFP | Subscribe to AFP podcasts on iTunes. News, press releases, letters to the editor: augustafreepress2@gmail.com. Winners of three Virginia Farm Bureau Federation competitions will compete against their peers from across the nation at the 2019 American Farm Bureau Feder

AUGUSTA FREE PRESS - 2018-12-08 17:58:20

Police: Woman finds 82-year-old father shot to death inside Blackstone home

NOTTOWAY COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) -- A homicide investigation is underway after a woman found her 82-year-old father shot and killed inside his Nottoway County home on Monday. Authorities say that the daughter of 82-year-old Leslie Crews found her father dead at his home in the 600 block of Poplar Lawn Ro

WRIC TV - 2018-12-04 20:08:00

Alleged fraud nets 61 charges for Lundy

Less than six months after Sheriff’s deputies and DMV enforcement agents raided Lundy Motors, a used car dealership in South Hill, the owner faces charges of allegedly defrauding nearly five dozen customers who bought and sold cars on his lot and at least two auto finance companies.

SOVANOW.COM - 2018-12-05 07:00:00

FRIDAY EVENING UPDATE: Sunday's snow forecast is looking moderate for Richmond, with major snow to the southwest and minor amounts to the north

The National Weather Service expanded winter storm watches to include much of Southside Virginia, including Farmville, Emporia, South Hill and Dinwiddie. For now, the Richmond area is expected to have snow amounts below the 4- to 5-inch criteria for a winter storm watch or warning. More on that belo

RICHMOND.COM - 2018-12-08 00:00:00

Lunenburg Law Enforcement Attends Domestic Violence Seminar

LUNENBURG – Lunenburg County law enforcement officers attended a seminar sponsored by the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office recently on the topic of Domestic Violence with guest speaker Nancy Oglesby of the Commonwealth’s Attorney Services Council.

SOUTHSIDEMESSENGER.COM - 2018-12-06 19:02:00

RangeSafe Knobs hit the kitchen

Pinch-and-twist feature is designed for safety. Bracey, Va.-based RangeSafe LLC, is launching RangeSafe kitchen range knobs, described as after-market enhancements to a modern kitchen serve as both an attractive addition to stoves as well as an added safety measure in the home.

HBSDEALER.COM - 2018-12-04 14:12:07

Man faces numerous counts after reputed crime spree

A Roanoke Rapids man who allegedly went on a crime spree Thursday was taken into custody after crashing a stolen vehicle. Christopher Curley, 30, faces numerous counts associated with multiple break-ins, larcenies and the theft of the car he crashed late Thursday afternoon.

RRSPIN.COM - 2018-11-30 21:55:32

Williams recorded a nation-leading eighth double-double

FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – Juniors Kelly Williams (Garysburg, N.C. / Halifax Academy) and Michal Ross (Glen Allen, Va. / Glen Allen) each scored more than 20 points en route to a Randolph Macon Yellow Jackets 60-65 victory at Mary Washington Tuesday night.

RRSPIN.COM - 2018-12-05 02:55:18

Nottoway County murder may have begun as home invasion

NOTTOWAY COUNTY, Va. -- A murder in Nottoway County may have begun as a home invasion, according to Crime Insider sources. Leslie Crews, 82, was found dead inside his home along the 600 block of Poplar Lawn Road, Virginia State Police confirmed.

WTVR-TV - 2018-12-04 04:30:23