Notice of precinct relocation

The Northampton County Board of Elections unanimously agreed to relocate the Woodland-Potecasi (Woodland Community Center) precinct to Jerusalem Baptist Church, 205 Myrtle St. in Woodland as the polling site. The new name for this precinct is Woodland/Potecasi. All changes are effective immediately. Voters who are affected by the changes should expect to receive a voter notification card in the near future. For more information, contact the Board of Elections office at 252-534-5681.

Weldon BOE meeting

WELDON — The Weldon City Schools Board of Education will conduct a closed session at 5:30 p.m., followed by a 6:30 p.m. regular monthly meeting Thursday in the Multipurpose Room at Weldon Elementary Global Academy, 805 Washington Ave. The open session will be accessible to the public via an online live stream by following the links at

Spaghetti supper planned

LITTLETON — The Horace Palmer Jr. American Legion Post 308, 217 Mitchell St., will host a spaghetti supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, eat in or take out. Cost is $9 for adults; children age 6 and under eat for free free.

Rabies clinic planned

A rabies clinic will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Roanoke Valley Farmers Market, 378 U.S. Highway 158 in Roanoke Rapids. The Halifax County Health Department and Lake Country Animal Hospital are the hosts. A fee of $5 per animal vaccinated is required to cover the cost of vaccine and supplies. Attendees should make sure pets are adequately restrained when bringing them to the clinic. Proof of current rabies vaccination must be shown 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 offering low cost spay/neuter clinics at various times throughout the year. For more information, call 252-583-6651.

Health department visitation policy update

The health and safety of patients, families and staff members are top priority. Due to the increase in positive COVID-19 cases, all visits to the clinic will be limited to patient only or one parent/guardian accompanying their child under the age of 18. Visitors who accompany patients to the clinic will be required to remain in their vehicles. The change in the visitation policy is in the effort to continue prioritizing the safety of everyone and aid in preventing the spread of COVD-19.

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.

2021 Twilight Festival

The 2021 Twilight Festival — Hope for Hardy — will be at 5 p.m. Friday on historic Roanoke Avenue in Roanoke Rapids. There will be vendors, food trucks and a ping pong ball drop with a $1,000 prize, followed by a free concert at Centennial Park with entertainment by the Feature Attraction Band. Co-sponsors are Halifax County Tourism and Main Street Roanoke Rapids.

Riley Mills art show

The work of Riley Mills will be featured from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the The Gallery of the Halifax County Arts Council, 1027 Roanoke Ave. in Roanoke Rapids.

Peanut festival

EMPORIA, Va. — The 59th annual Virginia Peanut Festival will be from Sept. 24-25 in Emporia, Virginia. A fun-filled family friend festival, parking, admission and entertainment is free. Visit 6 to 10:30 p.m. Sept. 24 for a DJ, carnival and music. The festival continues from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sept. 25, with a 5K Run/Walk, food, carnival, car and truck show, parade, music, food court, fireworks and more. There is also The Virginia Peanut Festival Pageant at 2 p.m. Sept. 19 and the carnival from 6 to 10 p.m. Sept. 23. For more information, call Maxie Moore at 434-637-1739 or 434-634-9441 or visit

Fish fry fundraiser

SEABOARD — The Seaboard Volunteer Fire Department will hold a fish fry from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the fire department, 108 West Central St. Plates are $10, with proceeds going toward training and equipment. This is take-out only.

Chili Cook Off planned

WELDON — The NC AMVETS Service Foundation will hold a Chili Cook Off Sept. 25 at Riverfalls Park, 200 Rock Fish Drive. Proceeds will benefit Gold Star Families and Remembrance on the River. Organizers are looking for 10 to 15 teams of six to compete. The registration fee is $30. All chili will be cooked on site the day of competition as well as judging and tastings. Chili will be for sale for $8 a quart or $4 a bowl after the Judges Tasting, which begins at 1 p.m. The public tasting is at 1:30 p.m., followed by the awards at 4 p.m. The Peoples Choice Award will be based on the most overall sales. To enter or for more information, visit, call 252-673-6495 or email The NC Vietnam Memorial Wall will be there in the afternoon.

Club to meet via Zoom

The River City Toastmasters Club will have its next meeting at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 28. via Zoom. To attend, visit and click “CONTACT US” to request the link, or call 252-621-3253. River City TM helps people become confident speakers and leaders.

Water safety council meeting

VALENTINES, Va. — The Lake Gaston Water Safety Council monthly membership meeting will held Sept. 29 at the Kennon House Restaurant, 7001 Gasburg Road. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. with a Dutch-treat dinner. The guest speaker will be members of the 911 Community Task Force to talk about updates and tools for safety on the Lake Gaston and the surrounding areas. The public is invited. If planning on attending, contact Brian Goldsworthy at 919-302-6511 or John Dyckman at 252-537-9877.

Parent information meeting

LITTLETON — A Littleton Academy parent information meeting is planned for 6 p.m. Sept. 30 at Littleton Academy’s Gymnasium (enter on Ferguson Street). This is the first “Igniting Together” school information meeting to meet the leadership team and learn about Littleton’s new school option. For more information visit 411 Mosby Ave. or call 252-506-4239.

Boating America Safety Class

LITTLETON — The last Boating America Safety Class for 2021 will be at 8 a.m. Oct. 2 at the Londbridge Volunteer Fire Department, 1679 Eaton Ferry Road. Training is done by certified instructors and will include, but not limited to, existing Federal laws, North Carolina laws and Virginia laws, and safe boating practices. At completion, attendees will be given a Boating Safety Card prior to leaving. The class fee is $30 per person, which covers all course materials; payable at time of class, check or cash. All training is conducted under the current State and CDC guidelines for COVD. For more information or to enroll in the class, call 252-537-9877.

D.I.R.T. fundraiser

The Disaster Immediate Response Team and the Roanoke Rapids Police Club will hold a fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at Builders First Source, 1625 East 10th St. Plates are $10 and include barbecue chicken halves, potatoes, green beans and a roll. Proceeds will go to Christmas for the Kids.

Vendors sought for Harvest Days

The Halifax County Cooperative Extension seeks food, arts & crafts, and product vendors to participate in the 2021 Harvest Days festival. The festival will be held Oct. 8 for students in Halifax County and Oct. 9 for the public. All interested vendors should call 252-583-5161.

Galatia Baptist Church event

SEABOARD — The annual Missions Yard Sale and Auction, along with a barbecue supper, will be Oct. 9 at Galatia Baptist Church, 1219 Galatia Road. The event will be held rain or shine. The yard sale will be from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., also featuring ham biscuits and gift shop. Hot dogs will be served at 11 a.m.; a barbecue supper from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. for $10 per plate, eat in or take out. Desserts will also be available. An auction begins at 6:30 p.m.

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. Oct. 14 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.

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.

Vendors needed for bazaar

EBONY, Va. — The 11th Annual Bazaar /Fall Festival will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 6 at St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, 31 Ebony Road. If interested in being a vendor, contact Anne O’Neill at 252-308-04932 or

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.

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

Free play time

Calvary Baptist Church, 1405 Bolling Road in Roanoke Rapids, offers a free play time for toddlers and their caregivers from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. each Tuesday in its gym. You do not need to register or sign up, just show up. It’s called Toddlers @ Play! For more information, contact Sarah Taylor at

Healthy cooking classes

RICH SQUARE — Healthy cooking classes are held from noon to 2 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at the Rich Square Community Center, 112 E. Jackson St. Attendees are invited to float in and float out and enjoy 30-minute sessions. For more information, call 252-676-8264.