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SCOTLAND NECK — In response to several recently detected cases of avian influenza in wild migratory birds in eastern North Carolina, Sylvan Heights Bird Park will be temporarily closed to the public as a precautionary measure to protect the many rare and endangered birds housed at the center.

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The mass COVID-19 testing event is ongoing at the Roanoke Rapids Theatre, 500 Carolina Crossroads Parkway in Roanoke Rapids. This event will run weekly through Feb. 18, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, Monday through Friday.

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This photo originally ran on Jan. 2, 2013, and was submitted by Doug Wright. The photo was taken in the late 1970s or early ‘80s of his oldest son, Christopher Wright, hugging his younger brother, Adam Wright. They are also the sons of Cindy Collins. The Looking Back featured photo is publis…

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ROANOKE RAPIDS — The Roanoke Rapids City Council approved authorizing the city attorney to notify G&T Holdings of unpaid taxes on the Roanoke Rapids Theatre Tuesday night.

Man pleads guilty to trying to defraud Medicaid program

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The Board of Directors of the Halifax County Convention & Visitors Bureau honored Rep. Michael Wray at their Board of Directors meeting Tuesday.

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RALEIGH — State transportation officials hope a new way for travel apps to receive data will make driving in North Carolina work zones safer.

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On Jan. 20, Narcotics Investigator C. Batchelor with the Roanoke Rapids Police Department was in the area of Old Farm Road following up on community complaints regarding the sale and distribution of illegal drugs.

The value of the property is based on the amount of the deed revenue tax stamp on file at the Halifax County Register of Deeds Office.

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At approximately 1:40 a.m. Monday, deputies with the Halifax County Sheriff's Office responded to The Oasis on Highway 903 near Interstate 95 just outside of Halifax regarding an armed robbery.

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It was a bittersweet moment during an Enfield town meeting on Tuesday as Police Chief Chuck Hasty is set to retire from law enforcement.

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Scrappy is up for adoption at Rainbow Animal Rescue. He is a small terrier mix that will be ready in two to three weeks. He weighs about 12 pounds and is very sweet. He is recovering from parvo and will be neutered and heartworm tested when it is safe. If you are interested in adopting Scrap…