Hannah’s Closet sale
Hannah’s Closet Thrift Store, 1034 Roanoke Ave. in Roanoke Rapids, will hold a “Shorts, Capris, Pants $1” sale through Saturday. Watch for the Daily Dollar Deals and don’t forget, Tuesday is Senior Citizen Day which includes 15% off total purchase. A $5 Bag Sale is held on the first Saturday of every month. Visit Hannah’s on the Ave at POSHMARK, at poshmark.com/closet/hannahsontheave. The store is part of Hannah’s Place, a nonprofit organization helping victims of domestic violence and sexual assault in Halifax and Northampton counties. The crisis line is 252-541-2064. All donations are tax-deductible. The store is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. To help volunteer or for more information, call 252-541-1127.
Weldon BOE to meet
WELDON — The Weldon City Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in Room 401 at Halifax Community College, 100 College Drive. The board will discuss personnel matters and the Weldon Halifax Community Center project. The Board may also consider possible dates for a retreat.
Northampton GOP meeting
The Northampton County GOP will meet Thursday at The Mill and Coffee Eatery, 1020 Roanoke Ave. in Roanoke Rapids. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by the meeting at 6:30 p.m. Guest speaker will be Wes Tripp, candidate for NC House Seat 27, which covers counties in Northampton, Halifax and Warren.
Anniversary celebration planned
The Hodgestown Lifetime Learning Center will hold a 20th Anniversary Celebration from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday at 120 Wyche St. in Roanoke Rapids. There will be free food, games, face painting and a back to school supply giveaway with book bags, paper, pencils, pens, notebooks, etc. All current and past students, employees and their families are welcome. Non-Hodgestown students, community and civic organizations, community leaders and groups are also invited.
Lyngbya treatment dates
The Lake Gaston Weed Control Council announced the Lyngbya Treatment Dates for the remaining months of treatment. They are as follows: Week of Aug. 15 and week of Sept. 12. These dates are subject to change due to weather conditions. For more information contact email@example.com.
Fish fry planned for Aug. 19
SEABOARD — The Seaboard Volunteer Fire Department will hold a fish fry from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 19 at the fire department, 108 West Central St. Plates are $10, with proceeds going toward department operations.
Ride for A Cause
WELDON — The 2022 Gregory B. Davis Foundation Ride for A Cause will be held on Aug. 20 (rain date is Aug. 27) at River Falls Park, 50 Rockfish Drive. Onsite registration will be at 10 a.m., with the ride departure at 11 a.m. Cost for online registration at eventbrite.com/e/332302825697 is $20 through Aug. 18. Onsite registration is $25. Proceeds will go to purchase school supplies for teachers in Northampton and Halifax counties. Refreshments will be provided before and after the ride with a mid-way pit stop. Prizes will be awarded to bike clubs and individual riders in various categories. For more information, visit gbdf.org or call Maurice Davis at 252-535-3718.
Farm Bureau members meeting
JACKSON — The annual meeting of the Northampton County Farm Bureau members will be at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 22 at the Farm Bureau office, 405 W. Jefferson St. New resolutions for the upcoming year will be discussed.
HCS Open House dates
Halifax County Schools announce the following elementary Open House dates:
• 2:30 to 5:30 p.m., Aug. 25, Aurelian Springs Institute of Global Learning
• 1 to 6 p.m., Aug. 24, Everetts Elementary STEM Academy
• 2 to 6 p.m., Aug. 24, Hollister Elementary Leadership Academy
• 1 to 6 p.m., Aug. 25, Inborden Elementary STEAM Academy
• 1 to 6 p.m., Aug. 25, Pittman Elementary Leadership Academy
• 2 to 6 p.m., Aug. 25, Scotland Neck Elementary Leadership Academy
The following are the secondary Open House dates:
• 1 to 6 p.m., Aug. 25, Enfield Middle STEAM Academy
• 1 to 6 p.m., Aug. 24, William R. Davie Middle STEM Academy
• 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Aug. 24, ninth grade; and 1 to 5:30 p.m., Aug. 25, 10th through 12th grades, Northwest Collegiate & Technical Academy
• 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., Aug. 24, ninth grade; 1 to 5:30 p.m., Aug. 25, 10th through 12th grade, Southeast Collegiate Prep Academy
• 5:45 to 6:45 p.m., Aug. 15, Building 500, Halifax Community College, Halifax County Early College High School
Relay For Life event
A Relay For Life of Roanoke Valley will hold a Cancer Survivors and Caregivers drive-thru banquet Aug. 26 at Kirkwood Adams Community Center, 1100 Hamilton St. in Roanoke Rapids. Register at American Cancer Society, 1-800-227-2345, and receive at T-shirt before the event. For more information, call Cancer Survivor Lead Negrette Silver at 252-904-5954 or Event Support Lead/Halifax County Cassandra Barner at 252-529-9332.
Barbecue lunch bag fundraiser
The Roanoke Valley Rescue Squad Auxiliary will hold a barbecue lunch bag fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 26. Drive-thru pickup will be between 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 201 Washington St. in Roanoke Rapids. Cost is $10 and includes two barbecue sandwiches, slaw, bag of chips and a bottle of water. The barbecue will be prepared by Bruce Davis. For tickets, call Jennifer Brewer at 252-578-9594 or Susan Davis at 252-532-6929.
Christmas at the Biltmore Trip
The Lake Gaston Baptist Church Adventurers have a Christmas at the Biltmore Trip planned for Dec. 5-8. The cost is $669 per person double occupancy, $888 single occupancy. For more information or to sign up, contact Sandra Brinkley at 757-630-8934 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shrimp Feast planned
SEABOARD — The Seaboard Lions Club will hold a Shrimp Feast on Sept. 17 at 653 Peanut Market Road. Advance tickets are $40 each and includes all-you-can-eat or drink shrimp and brew. Entertainment will be by two bands — Brake Tyme Band of Henderson and the Willie Peebles Band of Jackson. No coolers, but tents and chairs are welcomed. Gates open at 3 p.m., happy hour begins at 4 p.m., and food service starts at 5 p.m. The event ends at 8 p.m., rain or shine. To purchase tickets, see any Seaboard Lions member or call Lion David Burke at 252-532-4846 or Lion Gary Elliott at 252-532-6050.
Halifax Fun Horse Show Series
HALIFAX — The Halifax Fun Horse Show Series will be held during Dylan Days on Sept. 17 or Sept. 18, Oct. 15 (rain date make-up will be Nov. 12 if needed) at the Halifax 4-H Horse & Livestock Complex, 54 Dog Pound Road. Food and concessions will be available. Check in and registration begins at 9 a.m., and the classes at 10 a.m. Depending on the number of participants, the show usually ends between 3 and 4 p.m. Divisions include Assisted Riders and Walk/Trot Only; ages 12 and under; ages 13-17; and ages 18 and over. Cost is $8 per class or all 10 classes for $70. Ribbons will be awarded for first to sixth places; points given for first to 10th places. Class list will vary for each show — suggestions are encouraged. Year End Awards will be given for Grand Champion and Reserve Champion in each division. Participants must be a current HCHC member to be eligible for year-end awards. Year-end points are cumulative to rider for all circuit fun shows — points must be designated prior to class if riding more than one horse. Assistance is allowed in any way in the Assisted Rider Division. In the Walk/Trot Only Division, a spotter is allowed as long as they do not interfere with the timer. If they are needed to physically help the rider, the rider will receive a “no time” for that class. Helmets must be worn by riders 17 years of age and younger while mounted inside and outside the ring — proof of age over 17 is required at time of entry. Riding britches or jeans with boots or heeled sneakers are required for all riders and current Coggins is required for all horses. For more information, visit halifaxcountyhorsecouncil.org or the Facebook page.
GAL Program volunteers needed
Where abused and neglected children come from can not be controlled, but where they end up can be helped by becoming a Guardian ad Litem Program volunteer. If you’ve been trying to think of a way to give back to your community, now’s the time to make a difference in the life of an abused and neglected child. No specific education or experience is required to volunteer for this program; only a true desire to “Be A Voice for a child in the Community.” For more information, call 252-331-4755 or visit volunteerforgal.org.
Health department announcements
The Halifax County Health Department’s medical clinic has resumed its regular clinical schedule and is now operating at full capacity with same day appointments available. The health department now has the Pfizer vaccine for children 6 months to 4 years old. Appointments are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please call 252-583-5021 to schedule an appointment. The health department continues to limit appointments to the patient only or parent/guardian and child for pediatric visits. Visitors accompanying the patient should wait in the car.
Call for crafters, vendors
Officials with the Littleton-Lake Gaston Festival, set for Sept. 2-3, are taking applications for craft, information and food vendor spots. In its 37th year, this event in downtown Littleton draws a large crowd for a weekend of music, entertainment, children’s rides, crafts and information booths. Spaces go quickly and it is encouraged those interested in sharing their talents and information to contact Heidi Hogan at 252-586-6828 or email@example.com.