Roanoke Rapids, NC


RRPD roundup: Sheetz bomb threat; blotter entries

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported the following, according to Chief Bobby Martin:. Sunday shortly before 4 p.m officers responded to Sheetz after the store received a bomb threat. The caller said they planted a bomb in the men’s room. Police, the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office, EMS and fire...
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Heist Saturday in RR now the fifth since Jan. 13

Roanoke Rapids police are investigating a second armed robbery and the fifth overall in Halifax County Since January 13. The latest heist occurred Saturday night shortly before 9:30 p.m. at Family Dollar on Highway 158. Chief Bobby Martin said he believes this robbery could be related to the others which...

Vehicle crashes into county building

A vehicle crashed into the Warren County Public Utilities building early Monday afternoon, causing significant damage. Warren County Sheriff John Branche said that the call came in at 1:14 p.m. According to the Sheriff’s Office report, a 79-year-old woman came to Public Utilities, located at 712 US Hwy. 158 Business West, Warrenton, to pay her water bill. She became confused about the brake and gas pedals, and crashed into the building. Branche described damage to the building and the vehicle as significant.

A Locals’ Guide to Downtown Littleton

Daphne Clark knew everyone in Littleton. Parents would bring their children to the local artist’s home to have the little ones’ portraits painted. Ed Fitts, Daphne’s son, estimates that there are about 75 of those works, depicting a sizeable percentage of the town’s population in 1957, the year Ed graduated from Littleton High School. Ed knew everyone in town, too. His first job was delivering The News & Observer, and in high school, he played football and basketball for the Blue Jays. “We were pretty good,” he says with a smile, sitting in Daphne’s Coffee Shop on East South Main Street.

Only in Halifax County: 5 Spring Adventures

Famous for its annual spawning run of striped bass — rockfish or stripers, depending on who you ask — the Roanoke River stretches from the mountains of Virginia to North Carolina’s Albemarle Sound. Whatever you call these silvery fish with the tell-tale horizontal stripes, you can find a plethora every spring in Weldon. Here in “The Rockfish Capital of the World,” anglers from across the country gather to participate in the experience of a lifetime, as tens of thousands of fish splash and crash during their spring run.

E.W. Wyatt student brings weapon to school Thursday in Emporia

A half-day at E.W. Wyatt Middle School nearly turned into a very, very bad day. This Thursday, a student at Wyatt was caught bringing an unidentified weapon into the building. Thanks to students who reported the issue, school administrators became aware and quickly contacted the Greensville County Sheriff’s Office, who took appropriate action.

Boys Basketball Roundup: Knights roll to 20-0

The Northern Nash varsity boys basketball team remained undefeated and moved to 20-0 on the season by pulling away from Roanoke Rapids 90-49 in a Big East 2A/3A Conference game on Friday night at home. The Knights (10-0 Big East 2A/3A) held just a three-point lead (18-15) after the first quarter as the Yellow Jackets (2-8, 3-11) stayed close with rebounding, defense and offense from Lazarus Bell, Doug Merrit, Wayne Wilkins and Darron Solomon. ...

Shooting in Enfield Results in Major Injuries and Shots Fired at Law Enforcement

ENFIELD, N.C. — On Thursday, 1/26/2023 at around 8:00pm the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Enfield Police Department with a shooting at the Carriage House Apartments. This investigation is being conducted by the Enfield Police Department. At the time of this release, it is known that two individuals were shot. One was shot in the head and was airlifted to ECU Pitt in Greenville. The other person was shot in the leg and was transported by rescue squad to ECU North in Roanoke Rapids. The condition of these individuals is unknown. Suspect information is also unknown at this time. Any reference to this incident can be directed to the Enfield Police Department by calling (252) 445-5122.

VIDEO: At least 15 shots fired at Halifax County deputy

ENFIELD, N.C. (WITN) -Video released from the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office shows a deputy being shot at, at least 15 times while investigating an earlier shooting. According to the Sheriff’s Office, two people were shot at the Carriage House Apartments on Thursday night. One person was shot in the head at 8:07 p.m. and airlifted to ECU Health Medical Center in Greenville. The second person was shot in both legs and taken by ambulance to ECU North. Enfield Police Chief Eric Johnson said it appears both victims are also the shooting suspects and exchanged gunshots at each other. Enfield police are investigating the shooting.
Brunswicktimes Gazette

School instruction report presented

LAWRENCEVILLE – The Brunswick County School Board received information from each of the five schools on the learning plan prepared for each school. Charts showing scores from Fall 2022 to Winter 2022 in Reading and Math were shared. The categories are: green – mid or above grade level, early on grade level; yellow - one grade level below; red – two grade levels blow, three or more grade levels below. Assistant Superintendent Tracey Rogers presided.
Brunswicktimes Gazette

School personnel report approved

LAWRENCEVILLE – The Brunswick County School Board approved three requests to leave employment at the January meeting: Allan Bagdoc, Teacher, Totaro Elementary School, resigned effective Jan. 6, 2023; Kimberly Noblin, Paraprofessional, TOT, retiring May 23, 2023; Kimberly Noblin, Bus Driver, Transportation, retiring May 23, 2023. Two new employments were...

6th grader found with weapon at Virgina middle shool

GREENSVILLE, Va. (WWBT) -A 6th-grade student at a Greensville middle school was removed from school Thursday after police say they found a weapon on him. On Jan. 26, school staff at Wyatt Middle School were told a student had a weapon. Greensville County Public Schools did not specify what kind of weapon. The administration contacted the sheriff’s office, and the student was removed from school immediately.