Sale planned at Hannah’s Closet

A sale is planned through Saturday at Hannah’s Closet Thrift Store, 1034 Roanoke Ave. in Roanoke Rapids. Blouses, pants and sweaters are $1; Tuesdays are Senior Day — 15% off total purchase. 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 252-541-2037. All donations are tax-deductible. The store is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, call 252-541-1127.

JT Doles to meet

The ECSU Alumni Chapter of JT Doles will meet via conference call at 6 p.m. Wednesday. To participate, call 605-313-4443, code 377834.

Spaghetti sauce fundraiser sale

LITTLETON — American Legion Post 308 will hold a fundraiser sale of its famous, secret recipe, spaghetti sauce. The sale will take place from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m., or until all sauce is sold, Friday at the Littleton parking lot on U.S. Highway158/Main Street. The sauce is $5 per pint or $10 per quart. The current, ongoing pandemic has affected many nonprofit organizations in their attempt to raise funds to operate. American Legion Post 308 has been affected and has not been able to conduct its traditional Friday night Spaghetti Dinners this year. Severe weather in January and February and the COVID-19 pandemic have precluded its usual fundraising. Accordingly, members are going to offer its sauce for sale in an effort to raise operating funds. Public support is encouraged and invited.

River City Toastmasters Club

The River City Toastmasters Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 27. To attend, visit and click “CONTACT US” to request the link, or call 252-621-3253. The club helps people overcome the fears of public speaking.

Brunswick stew sale

JACKSON — The annual Brunswick stew sale will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 7 at Rehoboth United Methodist Church, 1101 Rehoboth Church Road. Cost is $8 per quart, with proceeds going to the church. Place orders by Nov. 4 by calling Belinda Martin at 252-585-1160 or Steve Edwards at 252-534-4531 and leave message. Someone will give a confirmation return call.

Book sale at Northampton library

JACKSON — A book sale will is currently being held at the Northampton Memorial Library, 207 W. Jefferson St. The sale will continue until all items are gone. Pack a provided bag with books for $2 a bag. If you don’t want to fill a bag, individual books are 50 cents each.

Rabies clinic planned

The Halifax County Health Department and Lake Country Animal Hospital will host a rabies clinic through Oct. 30 at Lake Country, 915 U.S. Highway 158 in Roanoke Rapids. This is by appointment only — call 252-308-1882. A fee of $5 per animal vaccinated is required to cover the cost of vaccine and supplies. Make sure your pets are adequately restrained when bringing them to the clinic. A proof of current rabies vaccination must be shown in order to receive a three-year vaccination. Remember, it is against the law to have a pet not properly vaccinated against rabies. The Halifax County Public Health System will also be offering low-cost spay/neuter clinics at various times throughout the year. For more information, call 252-583-6651.

CPTA board to meet

The Choanoke Public Transportation Authority Board will meet by electronic communications due to COVID-19 at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Submit all public comments by 4 p.m. Oct. 20 to

Virtual Facebook Live interview

Hannah’s Place will sponsor a Virtual Facebook Live interview with the Honorable Judge Vershenia Balance Moody at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Moody will talk about the court process when victims of domestic violence file Domestic Violence Protective Orders and Restraining Orders. The Facebook page is Hannah’s Place, Inc.

Diabetes health, prevention program

Are you interested in learning about diabetes health and prevention? Register for a free two-part Center for Energy Education Health and Wellness Program. Receive education about the causes and prevention of diabetes, take home valuable literature, receive free A1C testing (optional) and enjoy a healthy lunch. Part one is from 10:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Thursday at the Center, 460 Airport Road in Roanoke Rapids. This event will follow CDC health and safety guidelines. Registration is required. For more information or to register by Oct. 20, call 252-541-3004 or email

Play to be presented

LITTLETON — Lakeland Cultural Arts Center will present a reading of “Art” by Yasmina Reza at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) Thursday and Friday Oct. 22-23 and at 2:30 p.m. (doors open at 2 p.m.) Sunday at Artists of Elements, 370 Lizard Creek Road. The show is directed by LaVonne McClain and stars David Lasky, John DuVall and Mark Nielsen. This show contains mature language; a cash bar and discussion will follow. How much would you pay for a white painting? Would it matter who the painter was? Would it be art? Through laughter and anger, this reading explores how we evaluate art and friendship. Admission is $12. To purchase tickets, go to There is limited seating due to CDC guidelines.

Get out the VOTE

Transportation will be provided to early voting sites Oct. 24 and 31, as well as on election day — Nov. 3. Transportation is available from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

• Halifax Ag Center in Halifax

• Kirkwood Adams in Roanoke Rapids

• Enfield Fire Substation in Enfield

• Scotland Neck Town Hall in Scotland Neck

Voter safety kits will be available and includes a mask, pen, gloves and hand sanitizer.

For more information or to request transportation, call Belinda Jones-Hill at 252-370-2340 or 252-678-2249. The transportation is sponsored by The A. Philip Randolph Institute.

Hannah’s Place barbecue fundraiser

Hannah’s Place will hold a barbecue fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (turkey and pork) Monday. Cost is $9 per pint, with all proceeds to benefit Hannah’s Place Inc. in its fight to end domestic violence. Pre-paid orders only. For more information and to place orders, contact 252-541-2037 or

Drive-Thru Flu Vaccine Clinic

A Drive-Thru Flu Vaccine Clinic will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 30 at Roanoke Rapids Fire Station #2, 638 Highway 125 in Roanoke Rapids. Remain in your vehicle and receive a flu shot. Show a Medicare, Medicaid or Blue Cross/Blue Shield Card (other insurance accepted) and the flu shot is free. Otherwise, flu shots are $36, and fees will be collected on-site. Wear loose sleeves for access to the upper arm, near the shoulder, in order to receive the flu shot. Attendees must wear a mask. This clinic is for those 18 years and older.

New well-testing project in Northampton

The Northampton County Citizens Against Coal Ash has accepted an invitation from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services to assist with a grant funded well-testing project in Northampton County, administered through the county health department. The main targets of this project will be persons who did not participate in the NCCACA well study last fall or persons whose private wells showed high levels of contaminants. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, follow-up lead testing which requires sample collection in homes is not available through this project. To request that you be included in this new well study, call the Northampton County Health Department from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at 252-534-5841. Specify you are calling for the DHHS Testing Program and the staff will work with you to schedule a time for them to collect your sample. You will need to provide your name, mailing address, phone number and the physical address where the property is located. Please be patient with the staff since there is only one private well staff member who will collect these samples. This sampling program will end Oct. 30 and calls after that date will not be eligible for this free grant funded well-testing.

Toy drive planned

Boys 2 Men Inc. will hold a Community Focus Toy Drive to help families in Halifax and Northampton counties who may have been affected by COVID layoffs or families needing help during the Christmas season. The drive will run from Nov. 2 to Dec. 18. Toys should be for boys and girls, new, unwrapped, and for ages 1-10. The following are drop-off locations from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday:

Gaston Concrete, 321 Old Emporia Road, Gaston

Sugahill Fashion, 1722 Julian R. Allsbrook Highway, Roanoke Rapids

Alluzions By Anglea, 115 W. 10th St., Roanoke Rapids

Tight Edge Barber Shop, 1024 E. 10th St.,

Roanoke Rapids

Queen’s Throne Beauty Bar, Renata’s Creations, 1032 Roanoke Ave., Roanoke Rapids

For more information, contact Founder/CEO Alvin Arrington at 252-326-5224 or

Auditions planned

LITTLETON — Auditions for two live radio plays — “A Christmas Carol” and “It’s a Wonderful Life” are planned by Lakeland Cultural Arts Center. Show dates and venues will be announced. Performance possibilities may include a taped radio production as well as live stage productions. There may be two separate casts or one cast for both shows. All five characters will be playing many different roles along with some singing. Both plays are scripted readings with minimal memorization required. Send in a video audition to or contact Lakeland at 252-586-3124 to set up an audition appointment for Nov. 4-5. Video submissions need to be submitted by Nov. 5 in order to be considered. Visit to access the suggest script for a video audition.

Meeting postponed

Due to the COVID-10 crisis, the special called joint meeting between the Northampton County Board of Commissioners and the Halifax County Board of Commissioners for Nov. 5 has been postponed. The new date will be announced by the respective Boards.

Drive-In Movie Night

The Center for Energy Education has partnered with RCE Theaters to provide a Drive-In Movie Night Nov. 7 at the center, 460 Airport Road in Roanoke Rapids. Find out what is playing and register to attend by visiting or by calling 252-541-3004. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., followed by the movie at 6:30 p.m. Concessions from RCE Theaters will be available for purchase. Admission is free, and space is limited. Registration is required to attend.

Fundraiser planned

CONWAY — The annual donation supper will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 7 at Conway Volunteer Fire Department, 113 White St. The event will be a drive-thru behind the fire department. Plates include fried chicken, barbecue, potatoes, slaw and hush puppies. For more information, call Joe Flythe at 252-398-7730.