Closed session meeting planned

JACKSON — The Northampton County Board of Commissioners will hold a special called meeting at 6 p.m. Monday in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, 9495 N.C. Highway 305. The purpose is to convene a closed session pursuant to G.S. 143-318.11 (a)(6) personnel and (a)(3) attorney client privilege.

RRSD meeting set for Thursday

The Roanoke Rapids Sanitary District will hold a special called meeting at 2 p.m. Thursday at the business office. The purpose will be to adopt a personnel policy and to amend the FY 2020-21 budget, if authorized.

Football and cheer registration

The Roanoke Valley Titans Pop Warner football and cheer registration will be 6 p.m. June 24 at T.J. Davis Recreation Center, 400 E. 6th St. in Roanoke Rapids. For more information, call 252-536-8626 or 252-578-9544.

Dinner planned for July 30

The Halifax County GOP is sponsoring a Lincoln, Reagan, Douglas Barbecue Dinner from 7 to 9 p.m. July 30 at the American Legion, 717 American Legion Road in Roanoke Rapids. The featured speaker will be Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson. Cost is $25 and dress is casual, with proceeds going for the cost of the event. For tickets, call Richard Scott at 252-406-0744 or Carolyn Shelton at 252-678-2735 for tickets.

Weldon public hearing

WELDON — The Town of Weldon Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing regarding the proposed FY 2021-22 Budget during the regular meeting of the board at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Weldon Town Hall, 109 Washington Ave. A copy of the proposed budget is on file and available for public view at the Town Clerk’s office located at Weldon Town Hall.

Gaston proposed budget

GASTON — The proposed 2021-22 budget has been presented to the Town of Gaston Commissioners and is available for public inspection from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays in the office of the Town Clerk, 223 Craige St. A public hearing on the proposed budget will be at 7 p.m. Monday.

Summer camp with Lakeland

Littleton Academy will hold Summer Camp with Lakeland Cultural Arts Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, June 14-25. Activities for ages 7 to 17 include: Theater, paint, drumline with Marcus Joyner, voice and robotics with Angel Jones. Register by phone at 252-425-7766 or online at

Lake Gaston 3rd Lyngbya treatments

The Lake Gaston Weed Control Council has scheduled the next Lyngbya treatments by Aqua Services. Treatment will begin on Tuesday. The products used are Captain XTR, Cutrine Ultra and AMP. There are not any swimming, irrigation or fish consumption restrictions with the products being used for treatment. For more information, visit Aqua Services website at, or call 1-888-669-3337/1-256-582-9101. This is the third treatment for 2021. Visit the interactive map for treatment areas at the Lake Gaston Weed Control Council website at located under the 2021 Lyngbya Treatment Sites.

Scholarship available

The Gumberry High School Ole School Reunion committee, in conjunction with the L.H. Moseley Scholarship Committee, invite 2021 high school graduates who are descendants of Gumberry High School alumni anywhere in the United States to apply for the L.H. Moseley scholarship. The scholarship will provide assistance for a student to attend an accredited private or public (community) college or university. The scholarship was established by the late Gwendolyn Elaine Bell Few, a 1965 Gumberry High School alumni, in 2006. She told the reunion committee that it was her way of appreciating the “family style” leadership L.H. Moseley exemplified during his tenure as principal of Gumberry High School from 1952-1977. The successful recipient will have a relative who attended the former Gumberry High School between 1952 and 1982. The relative should be either a (great) grandparent, parent, (great) aunt or (great) uncle. The scholarship is based on merit, grades and financial need. Students should go to and select the “Apply 4 Scholarship” tab. The application may be copied and pasted from the site. Seniors should mail the completed application with all of the supporting information to Patsey Moseley Tann, P.O. Box 206, Garysburg, NC 27831. Applications should be postmarked by Tuesday.

Budget available for public inspection

HALIFAX — The proposed 2021-22 budget has been presented to the Halifax County ABC Board and is available for public inspection from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the ABC office, 411 Highway 301 S. A public hearing on the proposed budget and the regular monthly meeting will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the office.

CPTA to meet Wednesday

RICH SQUARE — The Choanoke Public Transportation Authority Board will meet by electronic communications at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Public comments should be submitted by 4 p.m. Tuesday to

COVID-19 offered every Thursday

HALIFAX — The Halifax County Health Department, 19 N. Dobbs St., will hold COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Thursday. To schedule an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccination, call 252-583-5021. For more information regarding COVID-19 vaccinations, visit For the latest COVID-19 vaccination information, text COVIDVAX to 888777. You will be able to sign up to receive text messages for latest information related to COVID-19.

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

RICH SQUARE — A free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic will be from 1 to 4 p.m. June 18 at Branches Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 610 Chapel Hill Road. The event is open to everyone 18 and up. Pre-registration is required — call 252-312-2883 to register. Only Moderna vaccines will be given out.

Survey to complete by June 18

The Halifax and Northampton County Health Departments are working on the 2021 Community Health Needs Assessment survey. Please take a few minutes to complete the survey by using the link below. The purpose of this survey is to get the public’s opinion about community health issues. Health assessments are conducted to determine what health and safety issues have emerged and should be addressed in the following years. Once the health departments have gathered all the surveys, officials plan to compile this information and use it to develop a community health improvement plan with community public health partners in the area. For the English version:; and for the Spanish version: The Northampton County Health Department will also offer the links on its website at; through its Facebook page and hard copies distributed in various locales throughout Northampton County. The surveys are confidential and take approximately 20 minutes to complete. The survey has a place to note whether you are a Halifax or Northampton County resident. For more information in Northampton, call the department at 252-534-5841, ext. 6019. Please complete the survey by June 18.

Boater Safety Class

LITTLETON — US Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 9-3, 1678 Eaton Ferry Road, will hold a Boater Safety Class from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 19. To register or for more information, call 252-537-9877 or email The course will be taught by certified instructors from the US Coast Guard Auxiliary. The class fee is $30, which includes the book and materials. The course covers: Navigating the Waterways; Operating your Vessel Safely; Legal Requirements of Boating (Federal, North Carolina and Virginia); Boating Emergencies; what you need to know before getting underway; and Know your boat. A boating certificate is issued at completion of the course and is valid in all states in the U.S.

Bidding and contracting seminar

WELDON — The Small Business Center at Halifax Community College is partnering with local chambers and HCC to offer an in-person seminar

for local small businesses who would like to provide services to HCC, but don’t know how to get started or don’t know how the processes work. While this seminar is presented by the HCC business office, it is applicable to all NC State agencies. One-on-one registration assistance for the NC Electronic Vendor Portal (NCeVP) will be provided so businesses can receive

notices of requests for proposals. The event will be from 8 to 9:30 a.m. June 22 on the campus of HCC, 400 Building. A Q&A will follow from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Registration is required and walk-ins are welcome. For more information, contact or 252-536-7274.

CPR & First Aid Workshop

HENRICO — The LKG 911 Community Task Force is sponsoring a free CPR & First Aid Workshop from 10 a.m. to noon June 22 at the Lake Gaston Lions Club, 139 Stanley Road. This is not a certification training but rather an informative session to help citizens react in a crisis until 911 services arrive. CPR training covers adult, child and infant techniques, use of an AED to buy extra time and basic first aid for a variety of common incidents (snake bites, broken bones, burns, etc). There are 50 seats available and attendees must register by June 18. For more information, call 252-308-9588 or email

Lakeland to present ‘Art’

How much would you pay for an all-white painting? Is it art? On June 25, 26 and 27, Lakeland Cultural Arts Center in collaboration with Frontier Warren will confront these questions in the play “Art” written by Yasmina Reza. Directed by LaVonne McClain, this three-man play starring Mark Nielsen, David Lasky and John DuVall, explores how we look at art and each other. The conversation quickly turns from art to the failings of each character, and we see how deeply harsh words can cut. Funny and provocative, this play will feature a short talkback with the cast regarding the audience’s reactions. Show times and dates are 7:30 p.m. June 25-26 and 2:30 p.m. June 27 at Frontier Warren in Warrenton, For tickets, visit This is a 90-minute play performed with no intermission; strong adult language.

Book signing set for June 26

JACKSON — A book signing with Sonjah Hawkins will be held on June 26 at the Northampton County Memorial Library, 207 W. Jefferson St. There will be two seatings — 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. — with social distancing in place. This will allow time in-between to sanitize and maybe have a bite to eat.

Reunion Kickoff Virtual Affair

All graduates of Gumberry High School Class of 1982 are invited to a Reunion Kickoff Virtual Affair. The event will be at 6:30 p.m. June 26 and is free and completely “contactless.” Join for fun, fellowship and an opportunity to reconnect. RSVP by calling 910-257-7509 or email

Trip planned for July

A trip is planned for July 27-29 to Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The trip includes two nights lodging, two breakfasts, two dinners, admission to Queen Ester at Sight & Sound, a guided tour of the Amish countryside with great site stops, a tour of Gettysburg Battlefield, souvenir, luggage handling, taxes and meal gratuities, and motor coach transportation. Cost is $434 per person, double occupancy. To sign up or for more information, call Clara Parker at 252-539-2452 or 252-578-6100. Final date to sign up and full payment is June 29.

Littleton Patriotic Parade

LITTLETON — Families are invited put on their red, white and blue, children ride their bikes, push scooters, or ride in wagons and strollers, neighbors put on their patriotic garb and walk together joining floats, fire engines and old cars to celebrate America for the July 4th Littleton Patriotic Parade on July 3. Line up is at 9:30 a.m. at Lakeland Cultural Arts Center, with the parade beginning at 10 a.m. Each year the parade has some surprises and this year is no exception. This is a wonderful way to reflect on why the July 4th holiday is celebrated and to show appreciation for those who make freedom possible. If you are coming with a float or vehicle, call Heidi Hogan at 252-586-6828 to assure a great place in the parade line up. Bring your flags to wave as the parade passes by and be a part of this very special celebration of America.

$5 Hoagie Sale planned

LAKE GASTON — A $5 Hoagie Sale is planned for July 3 at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, 31 Ebony Road on Highway 903, at the Virginia/North Carolina state line. Two types of eight-inch Italian bread hoagies will be offered:

Cheese, salami, ham, lettuce and tomato

Chicken salad with celery, lettuce and tomato

Pick up is drive-thru from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Advance orders only until June 28. Contact Carmie at 434-636-3454 or Jeanne at 434-636-3285; or email

Market on the Main

SCOTLAND NECK — Scotland Neck Rising, a nonprofit, holds Market on the Main every second Thursday of the month. The next event will be from 4 to 7 p.m. July 8 on Main Street. There will be craft stalls, local food, family fun and attic treasures. Admission is free. For more information or vendor information, call 252-813-1096.

Adventurers planning trip

The Lake Gaston Baptist Adventurers have planned a trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Dec. 7-10, for the Southern Holiday Festival of Shows. Cost is $549 per person, or single $688. For more information or to sign up, contact Michele Updike at 252-535-4519 or

Registration open for summer camps

Registration is now open for June summer camps. Parents and guardians of middle school students in Halifax County are invited to register their child online for The Center for Energy Education’s Renewable Energy Summer Camp. Campers will learn about renewable energy, its relationship to the environment, and how energy is generated. There will be daily hands-on activities enhancing critical thinking and creative thinking skills and exposing students to STEM concepts and new technology. The camp is free for any student who wants to attend. Food and all camp materials are included. Space is limited. Register online at to attend the four-day camp beginning on either June 21 or July 19. For more information, call 252-541-3004.

Virtual art shows

Halifax County Arts Council is holding its annual student art show virtually. Go to the HCAC Facebook page to see the work of Class of 2021 art students from KIPP Gaston College Preparatory, Roanoke Rapids High School and Halifax County Schools. Also, see the art show featuring work by Anne Stephens and Maggie Chalifou.

Hall of Fame nomination period extended

The Roanoke Rapids High School Athletic Hall of Fame Committee has extended accepting nominations for the Class of 2021 until June 30. The hope is that as the area moves out of the pandemic, an induction banquet can be held later this year. The date of the banquet is yet to be determined. Nomination criteria and forms are available on the Roanoke Rapids High School website for the four categories: Athlete, Coach, Team and Other. Nominations can be made by typing “Athletic Hall of Fame” on the search Icon at the top right of the webpage and accessing the desired form. Information, as well as nomination forms, are also available by contacting Cindy Boone at the RRHS Principal’s Office. For more information, contact Boone at 252-519-7227 or, Rocky Lane at 252-532-5088 or, or any other member of the committee: Randy Archer, Steve Holliday, Rex Stainback, Keisha Johnson, Lynn Little, Randy Wrenn or Mark Snead.