Halifax, NC

Traffic checkpoint leads to drug, gun charges

The Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office Crash Reduction Unit held a state-required quarterly traffic checkpoint on Sept. 17 near the Edgecombe-Pitt County line to look for impaired drivers on a football night in eastern North Carolina. Deputies charged 15 drivers with a variety of violations while two others were arrested on more serious charges and jailed in the Edgecombe County Detention Center. The location was picked because of its proximity to...
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Weldon distillery earns Horizons Working Together Works award

Halifax County Business Horizons Thursday presented its annual Working Together Works award to the owners of Weldon Mills Distillery. The Horizons annual meeting was held at Chockoyotte Country Club and honored Michael Hinderliter and Bruce Tyler. Scott Aman, newly-elected president of Halifax Horizons, highlighted the vision and entrepreneurial spirit that...

Rocky Mount, NC Ranks as One of the Poorest Big Cities in the Country

Large cities and metropolitan areas have long been hubs of economic activity and prosperity in the United States. Large employers that can pay enough to attract top talent from around the country often have operations in places like Austin, Chicago, New York, and San Francisco. As a result, these cities, and many others like them, have a high concentration of high-income residents. But while some American cities stand out for the economic opportunity they offer, many others are notable for the opposite reason.

Northampton Commissioners finalize agreement with UScellular

JACKSON – An agreement between Northampton County and UScellular has been finalized thanks to a vote of approval from the Board of Commissioners at their meeting here Sept. 19. Commissioner Geneva Faulkner motioned to accept the agreement, and Commissioner Kelvin Edwards seconded. The vote was unanimously in favor. Under...

Lake Gaston Striper Club plans meeting

The Lake Gaston Striper Club will hold its next monthly meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m. at the Lake Gaston Lions Club building at 139 Stanley Rd., Henrico. Members, guests and newcomers are welcome. Kirk Rundle, NC Wildlife fish biologist, will speak about the Lake Gaston fishery and...

Legendary Chairmen of The Board to Headline the Carolina Beach Music & Southern Soul-Blues Concert, Featuring Performances from Southern Soul-Blues Queen Ms. Jody & Comedian Les Long

The Concert will be a Fun Event and Entertaining Blend of Carolina Beach Music with an R&B Flare and Southern Soul Blues, Held on Saturday, November 19, 2022, in the Dunn Center, Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Rocky Mount, N.C. – September 23, 2022 – Legendary Chairmen of the Board and...

Update: Sheriff identifies victim, deputy involved in fatal shooting

Bertie County law enforcement answered a call on Wednesday, Sept. 21 at approximately 10 a.m. According to Bertie County Sheriff John Holley, the 911 Communications Center received a call for service in the northeast region of the county concerning a possible suicide situation. The Aulander Police Department, the Hertford County Sheriff’s Office and Bertie County deputies were already present when Sheriff Holley arrived. ...

WHO DID IT? Men wanted in theft from Roanoke Rapids Lowe’s

ROANOKE RAPIDS, N.C. (WITN) - Police in one Eastern Carolina town need your help in tracking down three men wanted in a theft at a home improvement store. Roanoke Rapids police today released surveillance photos of the men wanted in the case. The theft happened around 6:45 p.m. Sunday, September...

Police find woman in crisis at convenience store

Police are investigating a case of a woman found in crisis Friday morning on the grounds of a convenience store on the southwest side of the intersection of Sunset and Winstead avenues in the Westridge area in the northwestern part of the city. Officers responded about 9:15 a.m. to the Circle K, and shortly after they arrived a member of the police department’s crisis negotiator team also arrived at the scene and spoke to the woman, police Lt. R.A. Hepler said via email. ...

Greensville County Administrator Dr. Woolridge joins Virginia Israeli Advisory Board

Dr. Charlette T. Woolridge has been appointed to the Virginia Israel Advisory Board (VIAB). The four-year term commenced on July 1. VIAB is a state government agency established in 1986 to help Israeli companies build and grow their U.S. operations in the Commonwealth of Virginia. For Virginia companies, VIAB provides access to innovative Israeli technologies and partnerships with Israeli firms that grow the manufacturing and research and development base in the Commonwealth.

Tarboro police investigating homicide

TARBORO, N.C. (WNCT) — Tarboro police are investigating a shooting that left a man dead on Wednesday. Police responded around 4 p.m. to an area of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive near Coffield Street in regards to shots fired. Three officers who were patrolling the area arrived less than 30 seconds later and found a […]

Additional COVID-related death reported in county

The Halifax County Health Department Wednesday reported an additional death related to COVID-19. There have now been 194 deaths related to the virus reported in Halifax County. The health department has resumed weekly reports due to an increase in positive cases. Halifax County remains in the orange category, which represents...

Photo gallery: Twilight Festival '22

Hope for Hardy’s Twilight Festival was held along Roanoke Avenue Friday evening to raise awareness of organ transplants and to honor the family of the late Joseph Fahey, a Chaloner Middle School student who died in February at the age of 12. His parents made the decision to donate...

Emporia's Virginia Peanut Festival Parade route released

If you are participating in the 60th Annual Virginia Peanut Festival Parade on Saturday, please remember to follow the designated parade route entrance. If there are others in your group, please make them aware of how they too should enter the parade route as described below. No one will be able to enter at Laurel.

Week 6 Football Roundup: North Edgecombe scores 47 in first quarter to keep RMP winless and scoreless

It was North Edgecombe all of the time Friday night against Rocky Mount Prep. The Warriors piled up 47 points in the first quarter and celebrated homecoming with a 67-0 victory over the Jaguars in a Tar Roanoke 1A Conference game in Leggett. The big first quarter for North Edgecombe (2-1 TRC, 2-3 overall) included a one-yard touchdown run by Jaheim Knight, a three-yard TD pass from Ahkee Lyons to...

EPA creates Office of Environmental Justice & External Civil Rights

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael S. Regan, a native of North Carolina, travels to Warren County on Saturday where he announces the creation of the EPA's Office of Environmental Justice & External Civil Rights. See the complete article in the Sept. 28 print edition of The Warren Record.

RRPD roundup: Social media scam; information sought

There was never an attempt to sell a child ⏤ only an attempt to get some quick money, said Roanoke Rapids police Captain Jamie Hardy. The police department received information about a Facebook post regarding the attempted sale of a child posted to a free dogs and cats page on the social media platform.

2 wounded, 2 arrested in local shooting

On Sunday, September 11, at approximately 1:20 a.m., South Hill Police units were notified by the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office that they had two victims at their station in Lawrenceville with gunshot wounds. One of these victims stated that they had been shot in the area of Old Highway...

Chowan student struck by deputy’s patrol car while crossing Union Street

MURFREESBORO – A Chowan University student was airlifted to the hospital after being struck by a vehicle on Wednesday, Sept. 21. NC Highway Patrol Trooper Z. Mize reported that the incident occurred shortly before 8 p.m. on Union Street in Murfreesboro. “The pedestrian was crossing from Parker Hall towards...