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Dollie Burwell once fought against the EPA. The EPA is finally listening.

The environmental justice movement sprang from a protest in Warren County, North Carolina in the early 1980s. A small, predominantly Black community was designated as the dumping site for a hazardous waste landfill. The landfill would store thousands of tons of PCB-contaminated soil. But when the truckloads of tainted soil began to arrive at the site - hundreds of protesters showed up to oppose the injustice. Dollie Burwell was one of the leaders of the protest. She’s been credited as the “mother of the movement”. Ultimately, Burwell and her fellow activists lost the fight against the 22-acre dump. But 40 years later, the EPA announced the creation of a high-level office dedicated to environmental justice and civil rights.Oct. 2, 2022.
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Former Halifax County teacher arrested for inappropriate conduct with a student

HALIFAX, N.C. (WNCN) — A former Halifax County teacher was arrested Wednesday for indecent liberties with a student, according to the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office. According to the Sheriff’s Office, the incidents were discovered when the family of the victim reported the incidents to the Sheriff’s Office. Deputies say at the time of the incidents, Rashad Hakim Mayer, 26, was the victim’s teacher.
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Roanoke Rapids business damaged by Molotov cocktail, police say

ROANOKE RAPIDS, N.C. (WNCN) — Police say they are investigating after a business was damaged by a Molotov cocktail. Officers said this happened around 4 a.m. Friday on the 1100 block of Julian Allsbrook Highway. When they arrived, police said there was a hole in the business’ front door...

1 more arrested for August Halifax County murder, police say

LITTLETON, N.C. (WNCN) — A Halifax County man was arrested Tuesday for an outstanding murder charge after a man died during an August shooting. On Aug. 19, the Littleton Police Department responded to a shooting at the intersection of Ferguson and East Warren Streets. The victim, Oscar Ray Epps....

RRPD roundup: Molotov cocktail at business; blotter entries

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported the following, according to Chief Bobby Martin:. This morning shortly after 4 Master Officer J. Melvin was dispatched to the area of Julian’s Beach Bingo in the 1100 block of Julian R. Allsbrook Highway near Big Lots and Harbor Freight after receiving an alarm call.
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Boating America Safety Class offered

Our training is done by certified instructors, the training will include, but not limited to, existing Federal laws, North Carolina laws and Virginia laws, and safe boating practices. Training starts at 8 a.m. October 22, 2022. At completion you will be given your Boating Safety Card, prior to your leaving. The class fee is $30 person, which covers all course materials. Payable at time of class, check or cash please. All training is conducted under the current State and CDC guideline for COVDID. The location is in the Longbridge Volunteer Fire Department, 1679 Eaton Ferry Road, Littleton, N.C.

EPA launches office for advancing environmental justice

A small, predominantly Black community protesting a contaminated landfill in Warren County 40 years ago this month is credited with sparking the environmental justice movement. Many who fought for themselves and their neighbors in Warren County, along with environmental justice and civil rights leaders gathered Saturday, Sept. 24, to hear...

Littleton Plant Farm Welcomes New Owners

Amongst the smell of potting soil and bright colors of mums and pansies, Littleton Plant Farm, formerly known as Lassiter’s Plant Farm, welcomes new management with the arrival of Cassidy and Blake Simonowich. In July of 2022, the Simonowich family brought Lassiter’s Plant Farm and renamed it Littleton Plant...

Gaston, September 30 High School 🏈 Game Notice

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Greensville County redistricting process complete

After months of painstaking meetings, debates, and recalculation after recalculation, the process of redrawing the district maps in Greensville County ended rather anti-climactically with a meeting that lasted less than 10 minutes. The final district maps were approved unanimously by the Greensville County Board of Supervisors at a special meeting...

Emporia, Greensville Co. National Night Out moved to EGRA site

The Emporia-Greensville community and the people that serve them will join in fellowship from 5 p.m. -7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, at the Emporia Greensville Recreation Association Park. Veterans Memorial Park was the site initially scheduled to host the event. Then it got really big as EPD Lt. Troy Hawkins...

Roxie's ABC permits remain at issue

WARRENTON — Roxie’s Sports Bar & Lounge appears to have gotten a three-month extension of its temporary malt- and mixed-beverages permits because the state ABC Commission hasn’t decided whether to make them permanent. “Temporary permits are automatically extended in 90-day increments until the determination process for a...

Roanoke Rapids Boys and Girls Club Receives Check from NC Treasurer

The Roanoke Rapids Boys and Girls Club was gifted a check of $310.58 on Thursday from the State Treasurer Dale Folwell and State Representative Michael Wray. The money was found to be owed back the Boys and Girls Club through the department’s Unclaimed Property Division, also known as UPD. UPD receives funds or property that have been unclaimed, including stocks, bonds, bank accounts and more, and make it their mission to get the owed money back to all who are entitled. This mission includes individuals, business, and non-profit organizations.

Relaxation and wellness are themes at Rendi’s

When clients walk into Rendi’s Barber Beauty & Wellness Studio on Warrenton’s Ridgeway Street, they are greeted by the sound of a gentle fountain and video images of fish, sea turtles and other ocean life swimming peacefully as soft music plays in the background. If clients begin to...