Weldon PD raffle

WELDON — The Weldon Police Department in partnership with “Toys for Tots” and Weldon City Schools, is conducting a raffle for four flat screen TVs and eight. These items were donated by the Walmart Distribution Center in Sutherland, Virginia. Please stop by the Police Department, 111 Washington Ave., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday to get a free raffle ticket. There will be one ticket given to each person. The drawing will be held at 2 p.m. Dec. 10 and will be broadcasted on Facebook live on the Weldon Police Department Facebook page. The winning numbers will also be put on its Facebook page after the drawing. Each winner will be contacted by phone and will be able to pick up their item from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 11 in the back parking lot of Weldon Town Hall. If winners are unable to claim items on Dec. 11, call the Weldon PD at 252-536-3136 to make arrangements for pick-up. Any unclaimed items will be re-raffled.

BOE to meet Monday

The Halifax County Board of Education will meet virtually Monday. The board will convene in open session at 2 p.m. Shortly thereafter, the board will go into closed session. At the conclusion of closed session the board will return to open session for the regular business meeting. Members of the public will have access to view all public portions of the meeting at bit.ly/31jTv4H; Meeting ID: 832 9053 1810; passcode: 792555; telephone number: 301-715-8592. To address the board through public comment, email middletont@halifax.k12.nc.us no later than 30 minutes before the meeting begins at 2 p.m.

Concert set for Tuesday

The Roanoke Rapids Concert Choir will present a holiday concert at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the high school auditorium. The choir will perform classic and current Christmas selections. The concert is free and open to the public.

Simpson to perform Dec. 11

Hollister native Brooke Simpson, who finished fourth place this year on America’s Got Talent, will be in concert Dec. 11 at the Rocky Mount Event Center, 285 NE Main St. Simpson also finished in third place in 2017 on The Voice. Early Bird Tickets to the concert are being sold through Sunday. All early bird tickets will include NC Holiday Makers Market Tickets, which will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. General admission for adults is $20, and children 5 and under $10; VIP table seating is $40 and includes NC Holiday Makers Market Ticket and a Meet & Greet with Brooke Simpson; VIP tables for six, $500, and includes NC Holiday Makers Market Ticket, food, a bottle of champagne with glasses and a Meet & Greet with Brooke Simpson. Tickets for general admission goes up to $25 after Sunday. Parking is $5. For more information or tickets, visit rockymountevents.com or call 252-833-3686.

Committee meeting planned

HALIFAX — The Halifax County Commissioner District Boundaries Committee will meet at 2 p.m. Dec. 13 in the Commissioners’ Board Room, second floor, Halifax County Historic Courthouse, 10 North King St. The purpose is to discuss the redefinition of commissioner district boundaries pursuant to G.S. 153A-22 and to make recommendations to the Halifax County Board of Commissioners regarding the same. Although the public is invited, space will be limited due to COVID-19 social distancing considerations. All persons in attendance must be properly masked regardless of vaccination status.

Hannah’s Closet sale

Hannah’s Closet Thrift Store, 1034 Roanoke Ave. in Roanoke Rapids, will hold its $5 Bag Sale Saturday. Also, watch for the Daily Dollar Deals and don’t forget, Tuesday is Senior Day which includes 15% off total purchase. Visit the online thrift store at hannahscloset.org. 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. For more information, call 252-541-1127.

Coat drive through Dec. 15

The Center for Energy Education, 460 Airport Road in Roanoke Rapids, is sponsoring a coat drive through Dec. 15. New and gently used clean coats, in all sizes, for boys and girls are being accepted. Drop off coats from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday at the center. For more information, contact 252-541-3004 or contact@center4ee.org.

Assistance program

HALIFAX — Halifax County Department of Social Services, 4421 Highway 301, is holding its Low Income Energy Assistance program. The program is for anyone age 60 or over who did not automatically receive Lieap benefits. Applications are available at the front lobby — epass.nc.gov is a link to complete an application. There are also applications and a dropbox outside DSS or the staff can do an application by phone. All other age groups can apply beginning Jan. 1, as long as funds are available. Those applying should have a good phone number as well as Social Security numbers for each member of the home, and electric or gas statement (account numbers). If approved for the program, funds will be mailed directly to the vendor.

John 3:16 Center toy drive

A Christmas Toy Drive is being held through Tuesday for The John 3:16 Center. New and unwrapped toys are being collected for ages up to 15 years old (valued under $25). Sponsor a child for $100 which includes a complete outfit, including socks, shoes and underwear; four toys, including a puzzle or game; a book; hygiene products; and a Bible for each family. The center will continue to except toy donations at the Roanoke Rapids location up to Dec. 20. For more information or volunteer opportunities, call 252-586-1800. Visit the center’s Facebook page for drop-off locations or send a check to P.O. Box 1541, Littleton, NC 27850.

Toy drive through Dec. 13

The Northampton County Farm Bureau Board in cooperation with the Northampton County Insurance Service is holding its annual toy drive for foster care and needy families. All donations can be dropped off at the insurance offices in Conway, Gaston and Jackson through Dec. 13.

‘Tuesday with Morrie’ reading

Lakeland Cultural Arts Center will present a staged reading of Mitch Albom and Terry Hatcher’s play “Tuesday with Morrie.” This heartwarming drama explores love, friendship and dying through actual conversations between a college professor and his favorite student. The reading features Mark Nielsen and John DuVall. The reading will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday at 134 S. Main St. in Warrenton. The reading will also be presented at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and at 4 p.m. Sunday at Lake Gaston Outfitters, 2401 Eaton Ferry Road in Littleton. Tickets for all shows are $15. The door opens one hour before curtain, and there is a donation wine bar. Seating is limited — call or text 419-351-5928 to reserve tickets.

Fish dinners, sandwiches sale

LITTLETON — The Littleton Senior Citizens will hold their fish dinners and sandwiches sale Friday at the Littleton Community Center, 238 Oak St. This is a take-out order event and plates should be ready by 11 a.m. Plates are $7, and sandwiches are $2.50. Proceeds benefit the center.

GBDF virtual gala, fundraiser

The Gregory B. Davis Foundation will hold its Virtual Gala and Fundraising event from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Dec. 9. This promises to be fun, inspiring and entertaining. Registration is open for $12 (tax-deductible) for a virtual front-row seat. Proceeds will go to support the foundation and to expand efforts in the Roanoke Valley and beyond — wear your cocktail attire. Entertainment will be provided by saxophonist JaShaun Peele, R&B performer Joe Jenkins and inspiring jazz performer and former GBDF board member Lois Deloatch Gomes. For more information, email gbdf@gbdf.org or visit gbdf.org.

Shop Local for the Holidays

The Roanoke Valley Chamber of Commerce is holding its Shop Local for the Holidays event through Dec. 15. Residents who do their holiday shopping with Roanoke Valley retailers and restaurants can enter a drawing to win a chance of $500 or $1,000. Rules are:

Shoppers must show verifiable receipts for their holiday shopping from the Roanoke Valley, Halifax and Northampton County retailers.

Receipts must total $100 or more. Receipts will be stamped and returned to the shopper. The shopper will then fill out an entry form for the contest.

Shoppers can enter the contest multiple times, as long as their receipts total $100 or more each time.

The contest goal is to encourage people to spend their holiday shopping dollars locally, so there are some everyday items that won’t qualify: fuel, groceries and prescriptions.

Shoppers may enter the contest at Riverside Mill in Weldon, Rest E Z@Shell on the Roanoke Avenue, B&J’s Cash and Carry on Becker Drive and at the chamber from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, across from the post office. The drawing will be held at 11 a.m. Dec. 17 at the chamber. For more information, contact Ginny Lewis at 252-519-2611 or glewis@rvchamber.com.

UPWARD Basketball registration

UPWARD Basketball for kindergarten through sixth grade boys and girls registration is open at Calvary Baptist Church, 1405 Bolling Road in Roanoke Rapids. The league will run from January through mid-March. Register online at registration.upward.org/UPW81137 or in person at the church. Cost per child is $40, which includes a jersey and shorts. The last day to register is Jan. 7. Practice will be on Thursday evenings. Evaluations may be completed at home or from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 7 at the church’s gym to be evaluated. Evaluation information is due no later than 8 p.m. Jan. 7. If you are completing the form at home, a step by step evaluation form will be sent to you. For more information, contact UPWARD Basketball Director Sarah Taylor at sarah.taylor@calvarybaptistchurchrr.com or 252-537-9828.

United Way holding campaign

The Roanoke Valley United Way is holding its 2022 campaign through December. The Roanoke Valley United Way helps to support the American Red Cross, the Boys & Girls Club of North Central North Carolina, the Girls Scouts-North Carolina Coastal Pines, Helpful Hands & Hearts, Northampton County Home Delivered Meals and the Roanoke Valley Adult Day Center. Donations can be mailed to P.O. Box 760, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 or made online at rvunitedway.com.

CPTA announces holiday closures

The Choanoke Public Transportation Authority will be closed for the following holidays: Christmas, Dec. 23-24, Dec. 27; New Year’s Day, Dec. 31; and Martin Luther King Day, Jan. 17.

Toastmasters club meeting

The River City Toastmasters Club will have its next meeting via Zoom at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 14. To attend, visit rivercitytm.toastmastersclub.org or call 252-621-3253. River City TM helps people overcome the fears of public speaking.

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