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Littleton woman charged with exploiting elder adult

ROANOKE RAPIDS, N.C. (WITN) - An Eastern North Carolina woman is accused of exploiting an elder adult. Roanoke Rapids police say they met with a victim Tuesday who says her dead husband’s car was being held at POMP Boys Motors for minor repairs. The victim says when she went...
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RRPD roundup: Man who fled from traffic stop sought

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported the following, according to Chief Bobby Martin:. On Monday shortly before 10:30 p.m. Officer C. Roberts was on patrol in the area of highways 48 and 158 when he noticed a driver traveling higher than the posted speed. When Roberts turned to follow the...

Business Spotlight: Emporia Dental

This year, Dr. Kevin Swenson finally realized his 26-year dream. On Thursday, he got a chance to show it off to the people of Emporia. The public got its first good look at the brand-new Emporia Dental at its open house on a scorching-hot Thursday afternoon. Although the new facility — located at 601 North Main St. — already held a ribbon-cutting ceremony in April and has been accepting patients for months, this was the first chance many had to see the new facility up-close.

Gaston Christian student earns full ride to Wofford College

A Gaston Christian senior will attend a private South Carolina college for free after becoming the recipient of the school's highest merit scholarship. Adam Hoyle never thought he would be obtaining a college education outside of North Carolina, however; his passion for poetry and desire of majoring in English, led him to discover Wofford College, located in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

Revenue from ‘skill games’ matters more in many rural localities than elsewhere

Hermie Sadler’s truck stop in Emporia is a good place to stop for gas if you’re a trucker headed north-south on Interstate 95 or east-west on U.S. 58. Sadler and his lawyer – state Sen. Bill Stanley, R-Franklin County – think it’s a good place to test the constitutionality of the state’s ban on so-called “skill games,” those video games you find in many convenience stores and, in this case, at Sadler’s Travel Plaza. So far, they’re winning: They’ve won a court injunction against the ban until the case can be heard in November. Cardinal’s Markus Schmidt had a story about this earlier this week.

NWS issues Tornado Watch for Eastern Shore

The National Weather Service in Wakefield has issued a Tornado Watch for Accomack and Northampton Counties until 6:00 PM this evening. A Tornado Watch does not mean tornadic activity is eminent, only that conditions exist where it could occur. Strong storms are predicted to hit the Shore this afternoon, with...

HA students place third in state for SAR brochure, poster contests

Two Halifax Academy students each earned third-place state honors in the Sons of the American Revolution brochure and poster contests. Carolina Corum, an eighth-grade student in Tracey Lynch’s class and Liam Cooke, a fifth-grader in Valerie Henley’s class, were both winners in the Halifax Resolves Chapter’s annual contests.

​​Tornado watch issued for the area until 6 p.m. Friday

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch for the local area, including the cities of Suffolk and Franklin and the counties of Isle of Wight, Southampton and Surry. The tornado watch was issued at 11:50 a.m. Friday and is set to be in effect until 6 p.m. A...
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35-Mile Yard Sale

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – Calling all lovers of a good yard sale! Next Saturday, there is a 35-mile yard sale on Route 460!. The 35-mile Yard Sale is next Saturday, June 11 along route 46 — from Windsor to Disputanta. If you would like to set up along...

Juneteenth Freedom Day, June 18

MURFREESBORO – A Juneteenth Freedom Day celebration is scheduled in Murfreesboro from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 18 at River Street Park near the Meherrin River bridge. The event is co-hosted by the Murfreesboro High School Alumni and the Murfreesboro African American History Coalition. Councilman James...

May 27, 2022

J. Reuben Daniel City Hall & Police Station: 1040 Roanoke Avenue (252) 533-2800. (All City meetings are open to the public) Notice is hereby given that the monthly Work Session of the Roanoke Rapids City Council will be held on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. in the Lloyd Andrews City Meeting Hall, 700 Jackson Street, Roanoke Rapids, NC.

Eastern Shore Under Tornado Watch

Staff Report — The National Weather Service in Wakefield, Va., has issued a tornado watch for southeast and eastern Virginia and the Eastern Shores of Virginia and Maryland until 6 p.m. tonight, May 27. Readers are urged to monitor weather through local airwaves and the National Weather Service website...