ABC Board meeting

HALIFAX — The Halifax County ABC Board will meet at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 4 at the board office, 411 Highway 301 S.

Thanksgiving dinner planned

A pre-Thanksgiving Day dinner is planned from noon to 2 p.m. Nov. 21 at The Lighthouse of Deliverance, 215 Branch Ave. in Roanoke Rapids. The event, sponsored by the Evangelism Department, is drive thru only and free to the public. All attendees are asked to wear facemark coverings.

Sale planned at Hannah’s Closet

A sale is planned through Saturday at Hannah’s Closet Thrift Store, 1034 Roanoke Ave. in Roanoke Rapids. Halloween costumes and decor is half off; the fall clearance includes tops, pants and sweaters for $1, with blazers $2; 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.

RRHS band annual fruit sale

The Roanoke Rapids High School Band is holding its annual Florida fruit sale with orders due by Nov. 13. Make checks payable to R2B2, or cash will be accepted. Payment can also be made through campus mail. To see the brochure or to place an order, email Laura Manning at There’s also an option of ordering and paying online and having it shipped directly to you. To order online and see products, visit and click on “shop all products.”

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 Friday 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.

Get out the VOTE

Transportation will be provided to early voting sites Saturday, 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.

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 Friday and calls after that date will not be eligible for this free grant funded well-testing.

Drive-Thru Flu Vaccine Clinic

A Drive-Thru Flu Vaccine Clinic will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday 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.

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,


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

Northampton Commissioners meeting

JACKSON — The Northampton County Board of Commissioners will meet at 6 p.m. Nov. 2 in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room, 9495 NC Highway 305. The meeting will be closed to the public. To view and listen to the meeting, watch on the county’s Facebook page during a live streaming video at To watch via Zoom, click, password 440650. Members of the public may provide a written comment by submitting it to by 5 p.m. Nov. 2, or call 252-574-0236.

Library announces new hours

Beginning Monday, the Roanoke Rapids Public Library, 319 Roanoke Ave., will observe the following schedule: The library will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday; and from 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. In order to use one of the seven public access computers, patrons must check in at the service desk and be assigned a computer at least 30 minutes prior to closing time. Wi-Fi service is available until 15 minutes prior to closing. The library offers resources and information services for educational, recreational and cultural growth to the citizens of Roanoke Rapids and the surrounding region. For more information about the library, call 252-533-2890 and select prompt 4.

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.

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.

Brunswick stew sale

LITTLETON — The Lake Gaston Foundation will hold its seventh annual Brunswick stew sale from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 7 at the Chamber office, 2357 Eaton Ferry Road. Stew is $8 a quart, with proceeds going to the foundation. To reserve stew, call 252-586-5711.

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.

Children’s Christmas Program

JACKSON — The Northampton County Department of Social Services Children Services Department will be accepting applications for the 2020 Children’s Christmas Program until Nov. 13. Applications can be picked up from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the department, 9588 NC Highway 305. In order to participate in the program you must reside in Northampton County and children must live in your household. The program is based on a first-come, first-serve basis. For more information, call Leigh Anne Parks at 252-534-5811, ext 281 or Karen Mooring at 252-534-5811, ext 289.

Annual Mission Day

SEABOARD — Annual Mission Day will be Nov. 14 at Galatia Baptist Church, 1219 Galatia Road. The yard sale, ham biscuit sale, and gift shop will begin at 8 a.m.; hot dogs will be served at 11 a.m.. The event will end at 1 p.m. There will be no auction or barbecue plates on this date. For more information, call 252-585-1174.

Volunteer for Guardian ad Litem Program

You can’t control where abused and neglected children come from, but you can have something to do with where they end up by becoming a Guardian ad Litem Program volunteer. If you’ve been trying to think of a way to give back to your community, now’s the time to make a difference in the life of an abused and neglected child. No specific education or experience is required to volunteer for this program; only a true desire to make a difference one child at a time. Virtual training will start in January. For more information, call the local GAL office at 252-358-7914 or visit

Northampton wellness center open

JACKSON — The Northampton County Cultural and Wellness Center is now open. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday; and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday. Due to COVID-19, changes have been made to the daily operations:

A mask must be worn before entering the building

Required temperature checks

All equipment will be wiped down after use and throughout the day

Every other cardio station will be utilized.

No more than 10 members at once in the fitness room.

6 feet social distancing is required at all times

Hand sanitizer dispensers will be placed in the fitness room and throughout the building.