Halloween at the library

HALIFAX — The Halifax County Library, 33 Granville St., is hosting a Trick-or-Treat tour through the library from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. The library will be closed from 4 to 5 p.m. to finish preparations for the program. This event is free and open to the public, but only ONLY kids ages 0 to 12 will receive goody bags. Costumes are not required, but face masks are required for all. For more information, call 252-583-3631.

Hannah’s Closet sale

Hannah’s Closet Thrift Store, 1034 Roanoke Ave. in Roanoke Rapids, is holding a “Blouses and Sweaters for $1” sale. Also, watch for the Daily Dollar Deals and don’t forget, Tuesday is Senior Day which includes 15% off total purchase. The $5 Bag Sale is held on the first Saturday of every month. 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.

Garysburg Clean-Up Week

GARYSBURG — The Town of Garysburg will hold its Clean-Up Week Monday through Oct. 22. Household items and limbs will be picked up during this time. A $10 fee will be charged per load. The following items should be put in a separate pile: White good items such as appliances (refrigerators, stoves, microwaves, hot-water heaters, air conditioners, washers and dryers). Limbs should also be in a separate pile. These items must be placed at curbside. Items will not be picked up if not separated. Other items such as tires, insulation and batteries must be put in a separate pile. Rims must be removed from the tires before they can be picked up. Senior citizens may call Town Hall at 252-536-2167 if they have items for pick up and are unable to get them moved to the street.

Myrtle Beach Christmas shows

A trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, is planned for Dec. 2-4. The trip includes an oceanfront hotel stay, two shows, four meals, motor coach travel and more. Cost is $365, with full payment due by Oct. 10. For more information or to sign up, call Clara Parker at 252-278-6100 or 252-539-2452.

Operation Medicine Drop

The Roanoke Rapids Police Department will hold an Operation Medicine Drop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at Drugco Express, 1096 E. 10th St. in Roanoke Rapids. RRPD asks for help to prevent drug addiction and overdoses by safely and anonymously disposing of unused or expired medications. The department will also collect vaping devices if the batteries can be removed.

CPTA Board to meet

The Choanoke Public Transportation Authority Board will meet at 2 p.m. Oct. 20 by electronic communications. Submit any public comments by 4 p.m. Oct. 19 to swilliams@choanokepta.org.

Meeting rescheduled

The Board of Commissioners of the Roanoke Rapids Sanitary District has rescheduled its Oct. 12 meeting to Oct. 26. The meeting will be at 5 p.m. in the board room of the main business office, 1000 Jackson St.

Trunk or Treat at Doyle Field

Once again, the Roanoke Rapids Police Department and the Roanoke Rapids Parks/Recreation Department will sponsor a “Trunk or Treat” from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 30 at Doyle Field. A Halloween Party will also be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at Chaloner Recreation. This event will be held outside. Businesses and community organizations are invited to participate, with set-up beginning at 3 p.m. at Doyle Field. To participate, call Tina May or Chief Bobby Martin at 252-533-2810. To participate in the Chaloner Recreation Party, call Kelly Manning at 252-533-2847, ext. 2.

Enfield Trunk or Treat

ENFIELD — The Enfield Police Department will host a “Trunk or Treat” from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Parks and Recreation grass parking lot, 630 Southeast Railroad St. Local agencies, businesses and civic groups are invited to participate. For more information, call Chief Chuck Hasty at 252-445-5122.

Halloween at the Firehouse

Gaston Fire-Rescue-EMS invites invites the public to join its pirate crew from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 30 for Halloween at the Firehouse. There will be cotton candy, popcorn, snow cones, candy, Pirate Grog, hayride, bounce house, giant slide, carnival games, fire trucks, ambulances, police cars and photos with the most famous pirates to sail the seven seas. For more information, email info@gastonvfd.org.

Free workshop planned

HENRICO — The LKG 911 Community Task Force will hold a free CPR & First Aid Workshop from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 9 at the Lake Gaston Lions Club, 139 Stanley Road. This workshop is intended to prepare citizens to react in a crisis until 911 services arrive. There is no testing or certification. CPR training covers adult, child and infant, use of an AED, and basic first aid for a variety of common incidents (snake bites, broken bones, burns, etc). Fifty seats are available; register by Oct. 31 by calling 252-308-9588 or email pgbenton16@gmail.com.

Thanksgiving boxes offered

Unfortunately, again, due to the continued pandemic situation, the Union Mission will not be holding its annual Thanksgiving sit-down meal. However, in its effort to continue to help the community with having a wonderful Thanksgiving, the first 75 residents will receive a box that will include a ham or turkey; collards or cabbage; and sweet potatoes. These boxes can be picked up from 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 19 at the mission. Attendees are asked to wear a mask and stay socially distanced from others while waiting to be served. If anyone would like to donate uncooked hams or turkeys, bring them to the office Nov. 1-19. For more information, call Sabrina Lawson, executive director, at 252-537-3372, Option 1.

Annual bazaar planned

EBONY, Va. — St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church will hold its 11th annual bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 6 at the church, 31 Ebony Road, on Route 903 at the Virginia/N.C. border. The bazaar will include a silent auction from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., with winners announced at 3 p.m.; a bake sale; a chili cook-off from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., with prizes at 1:30 p.m.; a yard sale with used furniture and vendors; and a 50/50 drawing at 9 a.m., drawing at 1:45 p.m. This is a chance to do some early Christmas shopping. Food will be available for purchase. There are still outside vendor spots available. Call 252-308-0493 and leave a message. All proceeds benefit the church.

Annual Arts & Craft Fair

LITTLETON — The Lake Gaston Baptist Adventurers will host its annual Arts & Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 6 at the church, 128 Lynwood Road, directly across from the Lake Gaston Chamber of Commerce. For more information, call 252-586-0655.

Mask mandate for Halifax County schools

According to a press release received on Monday, the Halifax County School Board of Education approved in a vote of 7-0 on Superintendent Eric Cunningham’s recommendation for masks to be worn inside all Halifax County Schools buildings. The release stated to “please adhere to the guidelines because safety is our number one priority.” The board will vote monthly on the mask mandate. The next meeting will be held on Nov. 8.

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 mupdike777@gmail.com.

Commissioners encourage participation

To provide opportunities for citizens to participate in county government, the Northampton County Board of Commissioners is seeking interested citizens to serve on the Animal Control Advisory Committee. The list of boards, committees, board descriptions and fee information can be found at bit.ly/3zDmeNi. As positions become available, applications will be considered. Applications and board information can be found at northamptonnc.com. Applicants must reside in Northampton County. Applications can also be obtained at the Office of the County Manager, 9467 N.C. Highway 305 in Jackson, by email to clerk.to.board@nhcnc.net or by visiting bit.ly/39qGEyn or bit.ly/3ksECE6.

Halifax County COVID-19 vaccine update

HALIFAX — The Halifax County Health Department, 19 N. Dobbs St., will offer COVID-19 vaccines weekly on Tuesdays and Thursdays. All COVID-19 vaccines are available. To schedule an appointment, call the health department at 252-583-5021.

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.