Weldon BOE meeting

The Weldon City Board of Education will meet in specially called meetings at 8:45 a.m. Feb. 27 and March 6. The meetings will take place virtually using online video conferencing, and the open session portion of the meeting will be accessible to the public via the livestream available online by following the links at weldoncityschools.org. The only item on the agenda for these meetings will be a closed session for confidential personnel matters.

Catfish fry during Lent

The Knights of Columbus at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, 31 Ebony Road on Route 903 at the North Carolina/Virginia line will hold the 11th annual Catfish Fry Fridays every Friday during Lent, drive-thru only. The events will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on the following dates: Feb. 26, March 5, 12, 19 and 26. Plates will include the same farm-raised catfish, homemade coleslaw, baked beans, hush puppies and homemade desserts. Tickets will be sold at the door. To keep the same quality of fish, the cost will be $12 per plate. All profits go to local charities, Coats for Kids and the needy. For more information call 252-586-0635 or email ncjjb2@gmail.com, or on Fridays at 434-636-6277.

Free tax preparation for seniors

JACKSON — Northampton County is offering free tax preparation services for seniors. On Feb. 23 and March 29, representatives will be on site at the Northampton County Cultural and Wellness Center, 9536 N.C. Highway 305. If you are 65 or older and require tax preparation assistance, you are encouraged to use this service. For more information or to set up an appointment, call Bonnie Benthall, Wellness Facility Coordinator, at 252-534-1303, ext. 4.

Zoom meeting set for Thursday

The Board of Directors of Halifax — Warren Smart Start Partnership for Children will hold a Zoom meeting at 2 p.m. Thursday. To receive an invitation, email smartstart@hwss.org. For more information, call 252-537-5621.

DVD Frenzy to continue at RRPL

Due to the unanticipated closures during January, Roanoke Rapids Public Library will continue the promotion of its DVD collection for the month of February. Come to the library with your library card, borrow one DVD for 50 cents and borrow a second one free or borrow two DVDs for $1 and borrow two additional ones free. This promotion will last through Friday during library operating hours. In March, the library will return to the DVD Frenzy on Wednesdays. Normal checkout limits apply based on cardholder status. Overdue fines apply if returned late. For more information, contact Head Librarian Jeff Watson at 252-533-2890 and select prompt 4, stop by the library at 319 Roanoke Ave., or email jwatson@roanokerapidsnc.com. President library operating hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; and from 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

Republican Party Convention

The Halifax County Republican Party Convention will be from noon to 3 p.m. March 6 at 923 Roanoke Ave. in Roanoke Rapids.

Farm Bureau offering scholarship

Northampton County Farm Bureau is now offering a scholarship of $1,000 to assist a student in furthering their education at an institution of higher learning. Priority will be given, but not limited to students who are Northampton County residents or whose parents, grandparents or guardians are current Northampton County Farm Bureau members. For more information on eligibility or request a scholarship application, contact Northampton County Farm Bureau, P.O. Box 645, Jackson, NC 27845 or call 252-534-4121. Application deadline is March 26.

Medicine Drop is March 27

The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office will hold a Medicine Drop from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 27 at Walgreens, 101 Smith Church Road in Roanoke Rapids. This is part of the Spring Take Back Initiative, and all medicine will be collected by agents of the HCSO, working together to encourage the public to safely dispose of unused, unwanted and expired medication. Information on opiate addiction from health educators of the Halifax County Health Department will be given at the event.