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Mom charged after 4-year-old son accidentally shoots self

HALIFAX COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) - A Roanoke Rapids woman has been charged in connection with the accidental shooting death of her 4-year-old son. The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office says Shafika Gwynn, 39, was arrested Monday and charged with failing to store a firearm to protect minors. Deputies say the...
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WANTED: Couple spends thousands using stolen credit card

ROANOKE RAPIDS, N.C. (WITN) - Eastern Carolina police are looking for two people who used a stolen credit card, spending thousands of dollars. Roanoke Rapids police say a man and woman went into a Lowes Home Improvement store and used a credit card that was not theirs. They spent over $2,000. They then went to CVS and spent $400.
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Auto repair shop owner facing more elder exploitation charges

ROANOKE RAPIDS, N.C. (WITN) - Police in one Eastern Carolina town say there have been more charges brought against the owner of an auto repair shop for elder exploitation. Roanoke Rapids police say Vivian Pompliano is facing three more counts of exploitation of elder/disabled person. The Littleton woman was first...
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Roanoke Rapids business owner accused of elder exploitation

ROANOKE RAPIDS, N.C. — A North Carolina businesswoman has been arrested in separate instances on charges stemming from complaints by elderly customers about her car repair shop, police said. Roanoke Rapids police said Vivian Pompliano, 59, is facing three new counts of exploitation of elder/disabled person, a month after...
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Henderson leaders resolve to combat gun violence as a community

Henderson, N.C. — Local governments are looking for new ways to tackle the sharp increase in gun violence in the last year. Tuesday afternoon, the City of Henderson made a resolution to reduce violent crime and gun violence. They're changing the way they classify violence – from a public safety issue, to a public health crisis.
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Lights, camera, action!

HENDERSON — It’s not every day you see film cameras and boom microphones set up on Henderson’s sidewalks. For the next few weeks however, you might. Big Bam Productions is producing a short film called “High Hope,” which will explore a family in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, their struggles and their resilience, Executive Producer Crishna Murray said.
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RRPD roundup: Domestic violence call; traffic stops

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported the following, according to Chief Bobby Martin:. This morning shortly before 1:45 Master Officer D. Newsome responded to a residence in the 300 block of Henry Street after receiving a call of a domestic situation. Officers learned a man identified as Christopher Whitley, 35,...
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EGRA comes up short in winners' bracket

Saturday’s action began at Ray Williams Field as Emporia’s Coach-Pitch team took on Clarksville. The home team got off to a hot start with a three-run first inning behind hits from Gabriel Fields, Liam Barton, and Taylor Phillips. However, from that moment on, the visitors quickly took control of the contest, as Clarksville scored seven runs in the next half-inning and never looked back.
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Wayne Arnold Keeter

Mr. Wayne Arnold Keeter, 84, reached his home in Glory on Sunday morning, June 26, 2022 from his Roanoke Rapids home. Wayne was born April 26, 1938 in Halifax County, the son of John Raymond and Myrtle Walker Keeter. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Margaret Nethery Keeter; a daughter, Lynn James; and a brother, Raymond Eugene Keeter.
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Rewriting the Story of Cotton

Thirty miles southeast of Roanoke Rapids, across a flat expanse of Northampton County that produces cotton, soybeans, and a little remaining tobacco, is the tiny majority-Black town of Rich Square, named for its fertile farmland. Julius Tillery’s family has tilled this part of the Roanoke Valley for more than a hundred years.
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Wright's walk-off single pushes EGRA past Clarksville

When Emporia’s Justin Wright stepped to the plate with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning of Friday’s contest against Clarksville he did not want the contest to go into extra innings. Teammate Bentley Featherstun was standing on third base representing the winning run. Wright delivered with an infield grounder and beat the throw to first base and Featherstun crossed home plate pushing the EGRA squad to joyous celebration with 10-9 opening night win.
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