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Solution to traffic issue at South Hill Elementary completed
To combat the traffic back up, the new traffic pattern that was collectively designed by Mecklenburg County Public School personnel, the Town of South Hill and the South Hill Police Department, will allow passenger vehicles to drop off in the originally designated drop off zone at the front door of
Five children rescued from elevator
OnSunday around 11:30 a.m., South Hill Volunteer Fire Department, Southside Rescue Squad and the South Hill Police Department responded to the Holiday Inn Express and Suites located at 1840 North Mecklenburg Avenue. Upon arriving on scene, it was discovered that one of the elevators had become stuck
Pair of traffic stops result in pot being seized
A pair of recent traffic stops in Mecklenburg County has resulted in the confiscation of marijuana from the motorists, as well as the motorists being issued summonses for possession of the substance.While on patrol in the Bracey area recently, Mecklenburg County Deputy Calvin Jackson observed a whit
Man found dead in Halifax County shooting :: WRAL.com
By Jessica Patrick, WRAL.com editorRoanoke Rapids, N.C.— A man was found dead in Halifax County on Monday.Around 4 a.m., officials with the Halifax County Sheriff's Office responded to Grant Drive in reference to a shooting.Officials say they found a man who had died at the scene from multiple gunsh
Boydton’s new mayor welcomed by town
A few years ago, retired playground equipment was donated to the Town of Boydton after the closing of a local school building, which is now the Central Office for Mecklenburg County Public Schools.
1 dead, another injured near Roanoke Rapids; NY man faces drug charges
ROANOKE RAPIDS, N.C. (WNCN) - A man from New York is facing various drug charges after a man was found dead and another was injured in Roanoke Rapids early Monday, officials say.
Early morning shooting leaves 1 dead, 1 in critical condition
Sheriff Wes Tripp reports this morning that his office received a shooting call about4:09 a.m. for Grant Drive in Roanoke Rapids. When deputies arrived, one man was found dead, apparently from gunshot wounds, andinvestigators located another victim shot multiple times, Tripp said in a statement.
Several charged for array of traffic violations
After initiating a traffic stop and further investigation, Tyshone Llyndel Rivera, 21, of Henrico, Virginia was arrested for having an outstanding capias in Richmond and for driving while suspended.
Granville County year-round students head back to class
MILES BATES / Dispatch staffAlicia Hillard, a second-grade teacher, speaks with students Monday during the first day of school at West Oxford Elementary School.
Halifax Co. teacher charged with illegal activity with a minor facing more charges
HALIFAX Co., Va. (WSET) -- A South Boston teacher suspected of engaging in illegal activity with a minor is now facing more charges.41-year-old Katina Eppshas been charged with possessing obscene material, according to court records.Epps was charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor ba
Trial begins for man accused in ex-girlfriend's death :: WRAL.com
By Adam Owens, WRAL reporterFranklinton, N.C.— Opening statements began Monday in the murder trial of Garry Yarborough, who is accused of killing his ex-girlfriend in 2015.Three years ago, this murder case rocked the town of Franklinton. On Monday, the trial started more than one hour late due to a
'Paws in the Pool' fundraising event set Sept. 8 at Staunton River State Park
Dogs, pups and their pet owners are invited to spend a relaxing afternoon at the Staunton River State Park pool from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, as the Halifax County Dog Squad hosts a “Paws in the Pool” fundraising event.The event offers dog owners and their families a chance to swim with
City looking at new food truck ordinance
However, the resolution was voted down in a 5-3 decision after some councilmembers raised concerns over how food trucks would affect the tax-paying, brick and mortar restaurants in downtown Henderson.
Dispute over goats leads to felony charges, arrest of elderly man
A conflict that began over goats in Brunswick County recently led to the arrest of a 79-year old Nottoway County man. Edward Russell Ghee, of Blackstone, has been charged with felony destruction of property and felony malicious wounding, following a bizarre incident involving goats.According to what
Mecklenburg authorities seeking wanted subject
The Chase City Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating a wanted man.Roderick Deland Bass, Jr. is wanted in Mecklenburg County in relation to a robbery of a residence.The subject is believed to be living with relatives in North Carolina and traveling back and forth to Meck
Dollar General cuts ribbon on new Scottsburg store
Store Manager Derwin Leigh Sr. cuts the ribbon on the county’s newest Dollar General located at 7080 Bethel Road in Scottsburg celebrating the store’s official grand opening Saturday morning with free prizes. Additionally, the first 50 adult shoppers to the store received a $10 Dollar General gift c
Kenbridge man gets 10 years for child adbuction
A Lunenburg County man recently plead guilty and receives a 10-year sentence for his involvement in a child abduction that occurred last year.Before the jury trial that was set for July 24, Eric Donte Harrison, 49, of Kenbridge decided to enter an Alfred Plea to charges of Abduction With Intent to D
Randolph Avenue in South Boston getting a makeover
Construction is underway on widening a 500-foot section of Randolph Avenue, from Logan Street to Second Street, in South Boston along with repairing or replacing the storm drainpipe and installing sidewalk and curb and gutter.Doug Ford/Gazette-Virginian
Clarksville gearing up for LakeFest
There will also be fun, games, a dunking' booth, and other activities. Hot dogs, hamburgers and drinks will also be available on site. A minimal fee will be charged with all proceeds going to the Southeastern Alzheimer's Association.
Leaders react to Avens departure
Thoughts as to who could be the next chief of police in Weldon have already passed through the heads of some of the town’s elected leaders.Weldon Police Chief James Avens announced Thursday his resignation from his position, effective in August. He is taking a job as deputy police chief in Elizabeth