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Former community champions honored by nominations, recognition

Former community champions honored by nominations, recognition

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Gaston Volunteer Fire Capt. Eddie Porter III wasn’t looking for special recognition, but when he was recognized last year as a Community Champion, it made him feel good.

Taste test

Taste test

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HENRICO — The cracking and popping of pork resonated Saturday morning at the 23rd annual Battle of BBQ as judges twisted, turned and torqued r…

The voice of the people

The voice of the people

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HENRICO — Although the professional judges had their chances at sampling what was available at the 23rd annual Battle of BBQ, attendees wanted…

Lights, cameras, shopping!

Lights, cameras, shopping!

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HALIFAX — TV cameras will thrust Halifax County into the national spotlight for positive reasons this summer, and it all could be due to a sim…

Out with the Pig

Out with the Pig

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Gaston resident Joe Hobbs said he decided to purchase the closing Piggly Wiggly store in his town because the community needed a store and he …

18-wheeler catches fire on Interstate 95

18-wheeler catches fire on Interstate 95

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The Roanoke Rapids Fire Department and Halifax Fire and Rescue teamed up early this morning to extinguish an 18-wheeler, which caught fire jus…

Students jump head-first into education; come out heads above

Students jump head-first into education; come out heads above

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WELDON — When opportunity knocks, some turn away or just don’t hear it. But for several students at the Roanoke Valley Early College in Weldon…

RRPD seeks help in locating Garysburg man

RRPD seeks help in locating Garysburg man

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Roanoke Rapids Police Department is seeking assistance in locating a Garysburg man who is wanted on outstanding warrants for larceny and posse…

Caring for Mama

Caring for Mama

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NORTHAMPTON COUNTY — When her mother was diagnosed with ALS in January 2006, Wanda Flythe, a registered nurse, knew she had to act quickly.

Dream chaser

Dream chaser

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Standing inside Roanoke Rapids’ Sleepy Hollow Studios on a May afternoon, 16-year-old Jake Newsome looked like the quintessential rock star.

Residents work on heartfelt project before Memorial Day

Residents work on heartfelt project before Memorial Day

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Memorial Day holds a special place in the hearts of many veterans and their families, but some Roanoke Valley residents went the extra mile to…

RRPD seeks suspect

RRPD seeks suspect

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The Roanoke Rapids Police Department is currently looking for 25-year-old Xavier Tobias Williams of Roanoke Rapids.

Preventing teen pregnancy

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HALIFAX — Southeast Halifax High School Principal Ann Debreaux-Davis said teen pregnancy is a problem in the community she and her staff want …

NW Halifax High bomb threat proves to be hoax

NW Halifax High bomb threat proves to be hoax

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A bomb threat made to Northwest Halifax High School Wednesday was the second to an area school in two days, following one at KIPP Pride GCP ca…

Davie Volunteer Fire Department shelter destroyed

Davie Volunteer Fire Department shelter destroyed

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Fast but furious

Fast but furious

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Roanoke Rapids Fire Department Lt. Matt Glenn knew there was a problem just before 5:30 p.m. Tuesday when the firehouse received a series of calls.

Bomb threat at KIPP leads to evacuation, sparks investigation

Bomb threat at KIPP leads to evacuation, sparks investigation

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GASTON — A bomb threat called in to KIPP Pride Gaston College Preparatory Tuesday morning left nearly 1,000 students evacuated outside for abo…

Scotland Neck residents among those sentenced on drug charges

Scotland Neck residents among those sentenced on drug charges

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GREENVILLE - United States Attorney Thomas G. Walker announced today Scotland Neck residents Cedric Sharrod Williams and Derrick Lamont Hannon…

Bomb threat made to KIPP

Bomb threat made to KIPP

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A bomb threat was made to KIPP Pride Gaston College Preparatory this morning, school officials told The Daily Herald.

'Operation Rockfish: Tentative date scheduled for arraignment'

'Operation Rockfish: Tentative date scheduled for arraignment'

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RALEIGH — With detention hearings in the “Operation Rockfish” case now completed, arraignment is tentatively scheduled for July 7, according t…

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