Five years ago — 2007 — At the annual King of the County football game in Aurelian Springs, Northwest Halifax outlasted Southeast 26-20 to maintain the county bragging rights.
Ten years ago — 2002 — Lloyd N. Winslow, of Scotland Neck and a senior at Hobgood Academy, was named a Commended Student in the 2003 National Merit Scholarship Program.
Fifteen years ago — 1997 — Kathy White, a teacher at Roanoke Rapids High School, received the 1997 Walmart Teacher of the Year award.
Twenty years ago — 1992 — Wendell Fleming, 24, of Roanoke Rapids, took first place in the Beast of the East weight-lifting competition at the 165 pound weight class held in Richmond, Va.
Twenty-five years ago — 1987 — Julie Hockaday, 12, of Roanoke Rapids, received two blue ribbons for her 4-H Sewing project at the Halifax and Northampton County Fair.