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Henderson Daily Dispatch

National Night Out comes to Henderson

HENDERSON — On Tuesday evening, Henderson-Vance Crime Stoppers held its annual National Night Out event. According to its website, National Night Out is a “community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie.” The goal is to make neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. Communities across the country participate every year.
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Roanoke Daily Herald

Man breaks into housing for abused women, assaults woman

At approximately 3:13 a.m. Tuesday, Officer N. Powell with the Roanoke Rapids Police Department was dispatched to a location in Roanoke Rapids that houses abused and battered women in regard to a male subject entering one of the rooms through a window and assaulting a female living there. Once in...
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Brunswicktimes Gazette

A walk down memory lane

Curtis Meredith from Brodnax, Virginia enjoys working on projects. His latest creation features classic “BelAir” cars and a gasoline pump. The wood is mahogany and the latest project doubles as a piggy bank. Meredith said he is always on the lookout for things to use. Do you remember the cars? I do. (Sylvia Allen/Brunswick Times-Gazette)
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RCE Theaters-Henderson celebrates grand opening

HENDERSON — The grand opening of RCE Theaters-Henderson finally arrived for owners Blaine and Janelle Given on Wednesday afternoon. Both of them have worked tirelessly over the past few months to bring the Marketplace Cinema location previously owned by Michael Smith into the modern era and were thrilled to show off the improvements to prominent members of the Vance County community.

RR native named city's new head librarian

The city of Roanoke Rapids today announced that Leigh Ann Brodsky has been named the city's head librarian. The Roanoke Rapids native will begin her new duties on November 15, parks and recreation director John Simeon said in a statement. Brodsky replaces longtine librarian Jeff Watson, who recently retired. Simeon...
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Community rallying to keep Parker’s Peace Pool alive

HENDERSON — Amy O’Geary knew Parker’s Peace Pool had a special place in the hearts of many Tri-County residents, particularly those that grew up within walking or bike-riding distance of the Cedarwood Terrace park in central Henderson. But even O’Geary, the president of the pool’s board of volunteers, has been...
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At the Farmers Market: End of the season

The longer evenings, shorter days and cooler temperatures are setting the stage for the annual fall fashion show of the trees. As the trees prepare to put on their colorful glistening evening gowns, everyone is anticipating the impending holidays. This gala fall affair is also ushering in the last day...
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Vance County braces for conference tilt against Southern Durham

HENDERSON — A pivotal matchup is in front of the Vance County football team as the Vipers head into their final home game of 2021. They are set to face a 4-4 Southern Durham program that’s coming off consecutive 60-point performances that have helped the Spartans battle their way into a tie with Vance County atop the Northern Lakes Athletic Conference standings.
Roanoke Daily Herald

Cleo Bernard Bailey Jr.

ROANOKE RAPIDS — Cleo Bernard Bailey Jr., 52, of Roanoke Rapids, passed away on Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021, at his home. He was born on Dec. 30, 1968, in Halifax County. Cleo had a 17-year journey in California and loved the beaches there, and loved Harley Davidsons, tattoos, had a heart of gold, loved to garden and most of all loved his family.
Roanoke Daily Herald

RRGSD continues mask mandate: Trustees Liverman, Ford against

The Board of Trustees of the Roanoke Rapids Graded School District approved 5-2 to continue mask mandates during a board meeting on Tuesday. The state requires a monthly vote on the policy, which trustees Ed Liverman and Henry Ford cast dissenting votes. The Herald reached out to both trustees for...

From the Desk of Senator Ruff: Build Back Better?

President Biden’s election motto was “build back better”. To some, it sounded interesting, even though few understood what it meant. It was implied that he meant he would rebuild the economy after Covid. Thanks to the research of drug companies and the previous administration working together, vaccinations began months before President Biden was sworn into office.

House-hunt Oxford: What’s on the market

(OXFORD, NC) If you’re on the house-hunt in the Oxford area, you won’t want to miss these listings. Whether you’re looking for privacy and quiet or a cozy neighborhood where your kids can visit neighbors and play in the park, there’s something for every buyer in this blend of units.

Brevard boys, girls sweep Mountain Foothills 7 cross country titles

After watching West Henderson High's boys and girls capture individual and team titles in the Mountain 7 Conference Cross Country Championships on Tuesday at Jackson Park, Brevard's boys and girls accomplished the same feat in the Mountain Foothills 7 Conference Championships. Brevard's Knox Witherspoon broke 16 minutes with a time...
Roanoke Daily Herald

Halifax County man wins $150,000 Powerball prize

Levi Simms of Roanoke Rapids tried his luck on a Powerball ticket last Monday and it paid off to the tune of $150,000. Simms’ $3 Power Play ticket matched numbers on four white balls and the red Powerball to win $50,000. That prize tripled to $150,000 when the 3X multiplier was drawn. The odds of matching four white balls and the Powerball in a drawing are one in 913,129.
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Optimist Club hears from Vance school superintendent

HENDERSON — On Oct. 12, Cindy Bennett, superintendent of the Vance County Schools, met with the Henderson Optimist Club and shared some exciting information about the school district and the innovations that are currently in progress. Bennett thanked the club for its support over the years, and asked for its...

Vegas lawyers: 2 sides to Flavor Flav domestic battery case

LAS VEGAS — Entertainer Flavor Flav will fight a misdemeanor domestic battery charge stemming from a scuffle with his girlfriend at home in suburban Las Vegas, his attorneys said Tuesday. The 62-year-old former rapper, hip-hop and reality TV star, whose legal name is William Jonathan Drayton Jr., was arrested late...

4-Day Weather Forecast For South Hill

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in South Hill: Wednesday, October 20: Sunny during the day; while mostly clear overnight; Thursday, October 21: Sunny during the day; while partly cloudy then slight chance of rain showers overnight; Friday, October 22: Chance of Rain Showers; Saturday, October 23:
Roanoke Daily Herald

Traynham offered city manager position: Redistricting committee formed

ROANOKE RAPIDS — The Roanoke Rapids City Council offered Interim City Manager Kelly Traynham the city manager position during a work session Tuesday night. Traynham was appointed as interim city manager on July 20 in the wake of former city manager Joseph Scherer’s retirement. Tuesday’s meeting brought the council to offer the position to Traynham after meeting the criteria for the job.

Ready for a change? These Oxford jobs are accepting applications

Want to get yourself a job? Here are a selection of open positions in Oxford: 1. CDL-A Independent Contractor/OTR Truck Driver-Top Earners make $200,000+; 2. Hospice Nurse (RN)- Weekend On-Call Part Time (32 Hours); 3. Registered Nurse | RN | GERI (Per Diem); 4. Assembler (FULL-TIME/$15.25 HOURLY/MONDAY-FRIDAY 7AM-3:30PM);