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Kris Smith, news editor

(252)535-3473 Dwight & India King

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Founded 2009

With the planting of 10 trees Jan. 7, the members of the Davie Lions Club fulfilled an international mission and gave back to their community. It was an effort spearheaded by Davie Lions Club members, along with members of the Jacqueline Hough | The Daily Herald Jackson Lions Club, who plantPlanting a Golden Raintree are, from left, Davie Lions Club member ed trees on the east side of the Gloria Bowser, Davie volunteer firefighter D.J. Manning and Davie Davie Volunteer Fire DepartLions Club member Joanne Parrott. ment station on Highway 48. In 2011, 2011-12 International Lions president challenged Lions around the world to plant one million trees.

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Next generation of service KIPP service group tackles projects before officially forming

25 Jacqueline Hough | The Daily Herald KIPP Pride High School Alpha Leo Club member George Shelton Jr. receives his pin from Davie Lions Secretary Joanne Parrott.

Before the charter members of the KIPP Pride High School Alpha Leo Club were inducted, the group had shown their commitment to service by already completing several projects. “You are committing yourself to making the community and world a better place to live,” said Larry DeBruhl, president of the Davie Lions Club. The KIPP Pride High Alpha Leo is sponsored by the Davie Lions Club — the first Leo Club in the Roanoke Valley. The LEO Club Program is a youth version of the International Lions Club. LEO stands for “Learning, Experience, Opportunity.” Local members were inducted the week of Jan. 15. Alpha Leo Clubs are those that consist of members between the age of 12, the Leo Club program’s minimum age, and the age of the majority for the region where the club is based.

3 Years...

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2 Years... Valley Center for Life Enrichment Jennifer P. Clapton Eds, LPC-S Counselor

Brenda Carpenter, MS, LPCA Licensed Professional Counselor Associate

608-F Jackson St. • Roanoke Rapids 252-532-0445 • 252-532-1695

Founded 2011

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Open Mon.-Sat. 9:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Owners: Ann & Tommy King

Founded 2009

Founded 2009

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Lisa Christenbury Heating & Cooling

“Eat, sleep, shop, or fuel up & we pay your tolls!”

Heating, Cooling & Electrical Contractor 2348 West 10th Street Roanoke Rapids

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2 years... Perry’s Tax Solution -Tax Preparation -Electronic Filing Steve Perry Owner/President Call for an appointment 310 Roanoke Avenue Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 (252) 308-6984

Founded 2011

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Founded 2010

2 years... Perry’s Tax Solution -Tax Preparation -Electronic Filing Steve Perry Owner/President

“Your Comfort is Our Business”

Gerald McDaniel

Founded 2010

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Dr. Cynthia Lovell Elias 661 Hwy 125 • Roanoke Rapids, N.C. 252-519-8900 www.creeksideanimalhsopital.com

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ach year The Daily Herald looks back at events and happenings in Halifax and Northampton counties that have shaped the lives of Roanoke Valley residents, our readers. Although not every occasion or experience could be presented, some of the highlights include the impact of the economy on local business, area achievements, education nods and progress, a local advocate named No. 2 of her breed in the nation, some good-byes, returning heroes, veteran honors, top sports action and so much more. The number within each write up represents the date it was published in The Daily Herald. If you find you would like to see a story in its entirety, or maybe you would like a copy for sentimental sake — contact our office at 252537-2505 for more information. The Daily Herald archives includes some extra hard copies of publications. Also in this special section, see what the top 10 stories were in 2012 on RRDailyHerald.com. Of course local stories, sports, weather, photo galleries, videos, editorials, opinion polls, etc. are available around the clock on our website. We hope you enjoy the Year in Review in combination with the Business Honor Roll, offering a look at the longevity and dedication of Roanoke Valley businesses to the community.

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Fresh Seafood Arriving at least 3 Times a Week! 106 Main St. Littleton, NC

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Life-shaping events in the Roanoke Valley

Planting seeds of life

KING’S Seafood Market

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RRDailyHerald.com Top 10 stories

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in Littleton. “She has been involved in every show this year, either acting, painting or backstage,” Lakeland Board of Directors Chairman Gavin Guttersen said. “She ran the children’s workshop for 6 to 10 year olds.” Daniel Riley, Teach For America regional director, said Budnick was in her second year as a Teach For America teacher. “I got a chance to get to know Lindsay quite well actually,” Riley said. “She was such a vibrant personality who sought out connections with people. She was very much the life of her core community. As a first-year teacher, you face a lot of challenges, but she never ceased to find the joy or humor in the moment. She thrived off the energy of her students. “She is just the kind of person we love to bring to Eastern North Carolina to make sure every kid gets a great

A teacher killed in a head-on collision the night of Sept. 5 made a strong impact in Halifax County. North Carolina State Highway Patrol said the victim was 23-year-old Lindsay Budnick, of Rocky Mount, who died following injuries sustained in a crash at 10:45 p.m. The collision occurred 13 miles west of Halifax on Justice Branch and Aurelian Springs roads. “It was a head-on collision between a small passenger car and a truck,” state police said. “A car ran off the road and over corrected and came back on and struck the truck.” Budnick, who was in the car, was killed. State police could not confirm this morning if she was the only occupant of the car. One other person was injured in the wreck. Budnick was a Teach For America teacher originally from Philadelphia who Della Rose | The Daily Herald just began her second year Lindsay Budnick is shown performing as a Gossip Girl in the early teaching at William R. Da- August 2012 Lakeland Theatre Company’s REE-HAW show. vie Middle School. “This was a young lady full of ing a drama club.” education.” passion for her students,” William Budnick had just received grant Halifax County Schools Public InR. Davie Principal Victor Fenner funding for a first-time drama club at formation Officer Keith Hoggard said said. “She was committed to bring- the school. counselors were on campus at Wiling out the passions of her kids She was also an active partici- liam R. Davie Middle School to offer through being a teacher and start- pant at Lakeland Theatre Company assistance to students and teachers.

2. Garysburg woman dead in homicide; posted June 25, 2012

of Roanoke Rapids

Worship Services: Sunday-Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Worship 11:00 a.m. - Evening 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Evening - 7:00 p.m. Rev. Dathan Hall, Pastor Rev. Don L. West, Minster of Music - Nursery Provided -

Founded 1894

109 Years...

109 Years...

3. Roanoke Rapids man shot, killed by trooper; posted June 30, 2012 4. School employee charged for December rape; posted Feb. 21, 2012 5. Alcohol played role in fatal weekend wreck; posted June 4, 2012

252-537-3041

Founded 1904

SUNDAY: Sunday School 9:45 am; Worship 11:00 am; Evening Activities for All Ages 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm WEDNESDAY: Supper/Bible Study 5:30 pm Dr. Layne Wallace, Sr., Pastor

Founded 1901

http://district.weldoncityschools.org Founded 1903

105 Years...

The first Kraft paper in America was produced here by the founding company...

ROANOKE RAPIDS PAPER MANUFACTURING COMPANY

Proud to be voted #1 Place to Buy Furniture in the Roanoke Valley!

931 Roanoke Ave. Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 Phone: 252-537-2528

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F

Founded 1904

101 Years...

6. Mother, son killed in vehicle crash; posted April 11, 2012

Charging Into Excellence

Proudly Celebrating over 109 Years of Service to the Roanoke Valley & Virginia Area. Thank You for Allowing Us to Serve You!

1022 Roanoke Ave.

“For the clothes you love to wear.” Bertha Shell, Pam & Garland Allen, Chelcie Kurzontkowski, Ann Critcher, Shirley Powell, Debbie Powell, Virginia Plum & Mildred Crowell

110 Years...

Rosemary Baptist Church

936 Jackson Street Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 252-537-8034

515 Becker Drive • Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 252-537-6171 www.fbcrrnc.org

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Davie teacher, local actor dies in car wreck

Remaining top web 2012 stories

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

112 Years...

Founded 1907

101 Years... 99 Years...

7. 14 arrested after six month long drug operation; posted Oct. 26, 2012

First Christian Church

250 Smith Church Road 252-535-8011 www.halifaxregional.org

8. Sudden death at Food Lion not criminally suspicious; posted Jan. 19, 2012 9. 3 arrested after attempted murder; posted Jan. 7, 2012 10. SBI investigating shooting death near Roanoke Rapids; posted May 31, 2012 If you would like to read all of the top web 2012 stories, visit RRDailyHerald. com, type the headline in the search window (home page, upper right corner) & click go. No. 9 may require an advanced search, use the posted date.

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1912-2013

95 Years...

Dr. Paul H. Barfield 1280 Julian Allsbrook Highway Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870

Bane Angles, Lead Minister Worship Services 8:30am & 10:45am Sunday School 9:45 Sun. Night & Wed. Night 6:30pm

Founded 1912

Founded 1914

252-537-2764

90 Years...

Continuous Family Service

Bridgers Funeral Home, Inc. 605 West Main Street • Conway, North Carolina 252-585-1442

SERVING THE ROANOKE VALLEY AND LAKE GASTON

Local news means the world to us.

Founded 1914

Ed Clarke - Joe Hagan RESPECT YOU’VE KNOWN

1015 West 5th Street • Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 252-537-4742 • Fax 252-537-6862 www.wrennclarkehagan.com

Since 1918

836 ROANOKE AVENUE ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC 27870 CHURCH PHONE: 252-537-3407

Member of the North Carolina Funeral Directors Association

Preneed Trust Monuments Robert L. Bridgers, Manager FSL824PN

Founded 1923

84 Years… L.C. DRAPER INSURANCE AGENCY

317 Washington Ave. Weldon, N.C.

Phone 536-4178 Mike Hargrove

“INSURANCE AGENCY WITH A PLAN – FOR YOU”

Founded 1929

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NO. 1 STORY READ ON RRDAILYHERALD.COM IN 2012

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then made the trek to Gaston to be with her children Jan. 8 during lunch at KIPP Gaston College Preparatory. Jennifer’s mother Becky Merritt, with whom the children stayed while their mother was away, called the school to arrange for the reunion. The children, fifth graders Hannah and Jake Bouchard, knew their mom was supposed to come home some time in February.

It’s all about the lake. Rhonda Irby (252) 410-Lake info@thelakemagazine.biz

Della Rose | The Daily Herald Lillie Rice, front, and Olivia Knight said they enjoy the exercise equipment at the Jo Story Senior Center in Roanoke Rapids. The center recently received its Senior Center of Excellence designation from the state.

Jo Story pumps up impact The Jo Story Senior Center is celebrating a major milestone, and director Rose Massey said it took a lot of hard work and dedication to get there.

The center recently received its Senior Center of Excellence designation from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services.

because of economic concerns. Jenkins said the county is approved for more than $500,000 in grants, nearly $7 million in loans at 4 percent interest, and around 65 percent of those payments will be reimbursed to the county through the USDA. He said the other 35 percent — about $2.6 million — will be paid through ad valorem taxes and other sources of revenue and will be included in the county’s budget under debt service.

Nancy Nicholson, of Henrico, told commissioners she rather DSS focus on reducing the number of people served, instead of building a new building. Della Rose | The Daily Herald

Keep The Vision • Share The Vision

Founded May 2007

6 Years...

HAMPTON MANOR Assisted Living At Its Best Special Care Unit (Alzheimer’s)

Founded 2008

Years... 53 Years...

5 Years...

Ace Hardware of Lake Gaston

320 Broughton St. Gaston, NC

144 Elams Road, Littleton, NC 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Mon-Sat 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Sun

• Business Rates • Continental Breakfast • Pool • Internet

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Jeanette Harmon, Administrator

www.lkgacehardware.com Like us on FaceBook!

252-533-0007 Founded 2007

5 years...

Founded 2007

1914 Julian R. Allsbrook Hwy Roanoke Rapids, NC (252) 537-9927

Founded 2008 Founded 2008

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Buyers and sellers oF:

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Contentions with the county’s decision to move forward with a new Social Services building surfaced at a public hearing in Northampton County Jan. 28. County Manager Wayne Jenkins said the project has been on the county’s back burner about eight years. He said commissioners took action in 2010 in favor of the new $7.4 million facility, and funds — in low interest loans and grants — were already approved by the USDA, but the project was on hold

109 West 5th St. Scotland Neck, NC 252-826-0282

For more info call 252-538-6694

Founded 2006

$7.4 million DSS 29 project gets go ahead

John Smith, President Annie Bryant, Manager & Director

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Students and teachers shared in the joy of a family reunion Jan. 8 when Lt. Jennifer Bouchard, who’s been deployed to the Middle East on the U.S.S. Bataan, was reunited with her children. Bouchard, who was away for nearly 11 months on what was the longest U.S. Navy ship deployment in nearly 40 years, came to port in Norfolk, Va., Jan. 7. Bouchard stayed with family,

sunday sChool: 10:00 am worship: 11:00 am sunday evening: 6:00 pm thursday evening: 7:00 pm

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Pastor Fred Carraway

• Timber • Timber Land • Farms • Commercial and Residential Real Estate

5 Years...

Save 40% on Your Grocery Bill

“Full Service Meat Department; Special Cuts Welcome!” 1160 Julian Allsbrook Hwy. Roanoke Rapids, NC Oakland Shopping Center (Next to Big Lots)

Founded 2008

LOCAL - INDEPENDENT PUBLIC RADIO steve Conger - owner

PO Box 69 • Littleton, NC

Founded 2008

252-532-9988

252-537-9999 WWW.WEZU.ORG

Founded 2008

4 Years...

Discount Tire and AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE CENTER “COMPLETE CAR CARE”

Your local Goodyear Dealer Voted, “Best in the Roanoke Valley 2009 & 2010” 475 East 10th St. • Roanoke Rapids (252) 519-2886

Founded 2009

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Della Rose | The Daily Herald Lt. Jennifer Bouchard, center, wraps her children Jake and Hannah Bouchard in a hug at school.

NEW BEGINNINGS FUNERAL HOME

Hwy 125 East, 2 miles from I-95

Return of a hero, mother

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Herald Sports Action in 2012

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Nov 15

Roanoke Rapids senior A.J. Alston scratched on his first two jumps and was in danger of missing the finals at the NCHSAA 2A track and field championships. Knowing all it takes is one, Alston advanced to the finals with his last jump in the preliminaries. Once he got to the finals, Alston jumped his way to the top of the medal stand. With a jump of 22’4 1/2”, Alston leaped his way into the record books, winning the 2012 2A state title in the long jump. It was the first of three medals he would win on that day. Alston finished second in the 300-meter hurdles and third in the 110-meter hur-

Roanoke Rapids senior Clay Lockamon made it official Nov. 14, 2012, when he signed to play collegiate baseball at UNCW. Pictured, seated from left, are his father Todd Lockamon, Clay Lockamon, sister Paige Lockamon and mother Melanie Lockamon, standing, RRHS Principal Robert Hurley and RRHS baseball coach Mark Snead.

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1728 East 10th Street • Roanoke Rapids, NC 8 am to 5 pm • Mon- Fri • 252-533-0101 Ben Jones, Manager

Founded 1929 79 Years...

82 Years...

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Robinson Funeral Home

FUNERAL HOME

215 US Highway 158, P.O. Box 111 Littleton, NC 27850 (252) 586-3661, (252) 586-31009 Fax

A.J. Alston

dles, leaving Greensboro with three medals around his neck and ending his athletic career at Roanoke Rapids High School on a very high note.

828 Roanoke Ave. Roanoke Rapids, NC

Serving Halifax & Northampton Counties & Lake Gaston

“Serving the citizens of Halifax County and surrounding areas since 1931.”

Founded 1931.

501 W. 3rd Street Weldon

252-537-6146

76 Years...

HALIFAX FARMERS SUPPLY CO., Inc.

252-536-3171

1101-03 Roanoke Ave. Roanoke Rapids, NC

Founded 1934

Founded 1937

Bettie Cofield, Manager

252-537-4512

Founded 1929

75 Years... 75 Years... PERKINSON’S SERVICE STATION 324 Roanoke Avenue Phone 252-537-2070 • J.L. Perkinson

Founded 1938

175 Old Farm Rd Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870

252-537-6136

Lawrence & Bill White, Owners

Founded 1938

Frazier hangs it up

Mark Mathews | The Daily Herald

RRHS pitcher signs to play ball for UNCW

May 13

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With less than three seconds left on the clock, Tanisha Crossen stole the ball at half court and raced to the basket. When the ball dropped through the net, Crossen ended the 2012 East-West all-star game and her high school career with that basket. For the first time in her career, Crossen came off the bench and scored six points for East as they fell to West 82-65. Crossen and her teammates fell behind early, but fought back and made the game interesting. Crossen entered the game for the first time at the 5:37 mark of the first quarter. It was obvious she was suffering from big game jitters, but as the game progressed, the former Northampton West point guard was her usual aggressive self, taking the ball to the basket, diving on the floor and playing in-your- face defense.

STATE CHAMPION

84 Years...

July 3

For 40 years Terry Frazier has been roaming the sidelines and courtside at Roanoke Rapids High School. On July 2, he officially retired from his coaching duties, including men’s basketball and men’s and women’s soccer. Frazier has won nearly 1,200 games coaching varsity soccer and basketball at RRHS and earned the NCHSAA Tony Webb State Coach of the Year Award in the spring. The Yellow Jackets have won 34 conference championships in men’s and women’s soccer in the last 22 seasons, all coached by Frazier.

75 Years of

Service in Halifax, Warren, Nash & Martin Counties 252-445-5111 • www.halifaxemc.com Offices in Enfield & Macon

72 Years...

Ralph’s Barbecue Herald a new day for news in the Weldon, NC Phone: (252) 536-2102

Founded 1941

Roanoke Valley.

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Crossen closes prep career

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Local pit bull Elle 2nd in national ‘Dog Whisperer’ and actively works to promote the good name of the pit bull breed across the Roanoke Valley. Elle is also an ambassador for pit bulls at www.imnotamonster.org. Brewer said she was hopeful Elle would win, because she really is a great dog. Brewer said it is frustrating the pit bull breed often gets typecast and blamed for bad behavior in other breeds. Brewer contends people need to be responsible for their animals.

Future entrepreneurs

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Della Rose | The Daily Herald Auctioneer Gary Lennox, of E.B. Harris Auction Company, called the 50th Annual Used Farm Equipment Auction Sale.

1,500 attend, $10K raised event earned a little more than 2011’s version and was aided greatly by sunny, warm weather. Money raised will benefit Lions community projects. Burke said the auction is the group’s largest fundraiser.

Three Weldon STEM High School students hope to use skills learned from a pilot program there to own and operate their own businesses. Every Tuesday from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m., freshmen Al-leme Mallory and Chrishawna Arrington and sophomore Devonte Ghee come to the Small Business Academy offered at the school.

The academy is available through a partnership between the BusinessEducation Partnership of the Roanoke Valley Chamber of Commerce, Halifax Community College and Weldon City Schools. Since Jan. 31, students have learned about creating their own business through curriculum, etc.

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Chrishawna Arrington, left, combined her love of talk and gossip to create a teen blog for Roanoke Valley youth during the Small Business Academy at Weldon STEM High School. Helping her to research how to sell ads for her site is facilitator Barb Roeder. Jacqueline Hough | The Daily Herald

8 Years… 10 Years...

10 Years...

Flowers

CUT-N-UP Under Lisa Lambert’s Ownership

SALON & TANNING

401 A Becker Dr., Roanoke Rapids, NC

(252) 535-2684

Lisa Lambert, Owner/Operator

• Christel Gordon •Jessi Long • Kathy Barnes • Suzzanne Holt • Sheri Clements • Teresa Clements • Jessica Powell • Breanna Mills

Dust Away Cleaning Service Residential, commercial, stripping and waxing, windows & construction clean up.

Cell: 252-673-6385 Home: 252-536-4229 dustaway_cleaning@charter.net dust-away-cleaning.com

7 Years... Dinner Hours: Thursday - Saturday 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

1020 Roanoke Avenue Roanoke Rapids, NC 252-535-2071

Founded 2006

5 POINTS FOOD MART • Groceries • Grill • Gasoline

Victor Power Owner 110 Pear Street Garysburg, N.C. 27831

Founded 2003

Full Service Florist Specializing In... • Fresh Floral Arrangements • Silk Arrangements • Wedding Flowers • Fresh Green & Blooming Plants • Funeral Tributes • Novelty gifts • Scented Candles 109 West Jefferson St. Jackson • (252)534-1600

9 Years...

9 Years...

Founded 2002

5501 Hwy 903 Roanoke Rapids, NC

Founded 2004

7 Years... Hardwood, Laminate, Carpet, Vinyl, etc. 1104 Roanoke Avenue Roanoke Rapids

(252) 533-0508 Serving NC & VA Brian Bohanon

Founded 2006

“Custom Framing”

“See What’s In Store!”

Beth & Jim Miller

Monday - Saturday 10am-8pm (Closed Sunday for Worship) Located in Premier Landing Roanoke Rapids, NC (252) 535-9171

404 Becker Drive Roanoke Rapids, NC

252-533-0600

Founded 2002

10 Years...

10 Years...

Check Your Paper Wed. For Our Specials!

Pepper’s & Doughtie’s Antiques

Piggly Wiggly

By Wayne

Founded 2003 Founded 2003

Founded 2003

We guarantee all our meats & fish. We custom cut steaks. Whole hogs. Fresh Shrimp, Oysters by the bushel. 25+ Years of Meat Market Experience Artie, Paula, McKenzie & Madison Elias, Owners

Buyer & Seller of Antiques

Custom Cutting Fresh Meats • Daily to Your Satisfaction 136 Roanoke Rapids Rd. • Gaston, NC

252-537-5661

8 Years... Unique Gifts & Jewelry

“Best selection of flags in town”

Custom made wreaths & bows Yankee Candles • Tervis Tumber Growing-up Birthday Girls Jim Shore • Candle Warmers Claire Burke • Home Decor Silver Jewelry • Green Leaf Aroma Décor Diffuser Frangrances

(252) 535-9008

Founded 2005

7 Years... BEST RIBS IN TOWN.

200 Premier Blvd. • Roanoke Rapids

(252) 537-1414

General Manager, Brian Barrett www.logansroadhouse.com

Founded 2006

Founded 2003

Amy’s

1031 Roanoke Avenue Roanoke Rapids, NC

We make a difference in the lives of the families we serve. 525 A Becker Drive Roanoke Rapids, NC

139 Elams Rd. littlEton, nEaR Food lion 252-586-3836 www.drugcopharmacy.com

252-535-1605

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7 Years...

Founded 2003

8 Years... DRUGCO Discount Pharmacy

8 Years...

Founded 2005

252-537-8875

Founded 2005

7 Years...

Riverside Steve’s Tire & Consulting Auto Center

Tutoring aligned with common core standards in Math and Language Arts, for grades K-8.

New & Used Tires Oil Changes • state inspeCtiOn Brake WOrk • refill lp tanks

(252) 673-5801

100 Julian Allsbrook Hwy Roanoke Rapids, NC

Founded 2006

Founded 2006

Becker Village Mall 1620 East 10th St. • Roanoke Rapids, NC Audrey Mullen

252-537-6203

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Leah Brewer couldn’t wait to enter her dog, Elle, in “Dog Whisperer” Cesar Millan’s Pit Bull of the Year contest on his website in February. However, coming in as one of the top three in the national contest was a definite surprise. Elle is a registered therapy dog, a certified Canine Good Citizen and member of the Halifax County Canine Good Citizens Group. She helps with children’s reading programs, makes lots of public appearances

944 Raleigh St. Roanoke Rapids, NC 252-533-0961• Mon-Sat 10 am - 6 pm

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Della Rose | The Daily Herald Elle the Pit Bull and her mom Leah Brewer. Elle placed second in Cesar Millan’s Pit Bull of the Year contest.

More than 1,500 attendees contributed to a $10,000 profit at the Seaboard Lions Club’s 50th Annual Used Farm Equipment Auction Sale March 7. Lion David Burke said more than 800 items were for sale. The

Butcher Shoppe

The Frame Shop

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career, Scales will move into the top seven if she continues this year’s average of three and a half goals per game. A deep postseason run might give Scales an outside shot of becoming the NCHSAA’s fourth female soccer player in state history to crack the 200-goal barrier in her career.

Jan 19 There is no secret on how big Jan. 20’s game in Gaston will be between Northampton East Rams and Northampton West STEM High School Hurricanes. For the first time in a long time both teams are really good. The Hurricanes are ranked No. 7 in the state and sit atop the Tar Roanoke Athletic Conference standings with a 6-1 record, the same league record as the Rams. However, records are just a small piece of the puzzle. At a December Northampton County

Schools Board of Education meeting, it was decided the two schools would consolidate beginning next school year.

Jones’ success after disease nearly broke him The football season came to an end for the Roanoke Rapids Yellow Jackets after they fell to North Johnston in the playoffs on Nov. 4, 2011. It was a disappointing loss for Northern Carolina 2A Conference Defensive Player of the Year Nazair Jones. Just a few hours later, the loss looked trivial to the star defensive end. “I got up to go to the bath-

room the morning after the playoff game, and I couldn’t walk,” Jones said. “I was taken to the emergency room.” Jones would eventually be diagnosed as having complex regional pain syndrome, a debilitating disease that results in multiple functional loss of the autonomic nervous system. The symptoms would grow progressively worse for the

6-feet, 6-inches tall, 255-pound Jones. Within a month, he lost 50 pounds. “I was scared,” Jones said. “Not only about possibly never playing again, I was afraid I might not be able to walk again.” Jones, 17, is back on the football field for the Yellow Jackets, but the journey was difficult, with several setbacks. It is a road Jones still travels.

Roanoke Rapids High School senior football standout Nazair Jones is returning to form in 2012 season after illness nearly wrecked his playing career following his junior season. Randy Wrenn | The Daily Herald

Founded 1939

67 Years... HARDING & LLOYD’S DECORATING CENTER GRIZZARD, LLC The George Privott grumbl i n g s started a year ago and continued throughout the summer. Meanwhile, during the dog days of summer, even before then in the spring, Privott went to work. He, who coached NorthamptonEast, ultimately was named head coach of Northampton County. Ignoring all the distractions, Privott started the process of putting a winning team on the field, with the mindset the county would rally and get behind a good product on the field. Mission accomplished.

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Oct 7

1125 E. 10th Street Roanoke Rapids, NC

BARNES

Al & Leigh Ann Eatman, Owners

SALES INC.

Paint • Mini Blinds Wall Covering • Floor Covering

“Making Your World A Little Easier”

Founded 1946

Founded 1946

64 Years...

GAY IMPLEMENT Second Street Lunch CO., INC. 22 E 2nd St Roanoke Rapids (252) 537-5635

“Your John Deere Dealer”

Providing Lawn and Garden & Farm Equipment Sales & Service Seaboard, NC

(252) 589-2611

Founded 1949

644 Roanoke Ave., Roanoke Rapids, NC

(252) 535-4545 Founded 1949

61 Years...

Rev. Dale Eatmon, Pastor

Bible Believing, Bible Preaching Encouraging Word Loving God, Loving People 4235 Aurelian Springs Road Halifax, NC 27839 (Just off I-95, Exit 168)

Best Burgers and Hot Dogs in Town!

Founded 1949

Bobby & Billy Barnes, Owners

Founded 1947

64 Years...

Founded 1945

Thomas H. Wellman William O.White, Jr. Holly N. Wilson

Imperial Bedding • Catnapper Furniture Holland House

252-537-4193

252-585-0394

Attorneys-at-Law

“Complete Home Furnishings & Accessories”

John Daniels, Owner 600 Julian Allsbrook Hwy. Roanoke Rapids, NC

STUDIO HOURS: Tues.-Fri. 9am-5pm By appointment Highway 158 near Conway

WELLMAN, WHITE & WILSON, PLLC.

2123 W. 10th Street • 252-537-6977

Get the Good Stuff

252-537-4102

Carol Hedspeth, Photographer

Member Professional Photographers of America and Professional Photographers of North Carolina

64 Years...

66 Years...

67 Years...

Fine Portraiture and Wedding Photography, Copy and Restoration Photography, & Quality Cutom Framing

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April 24

Of course George Privott was supposed to pay attention to the game, not the crowd. But on Oct. 5, when Northampton County hosted Weldon for its homecoming game, the Jags coach couldn’t help himself. He had to take a peak at the mass of people behind him. “It was one of the biggest crowds I have seen since I have been here,” he said. “With the band playing, the crowd and everything ... I felt like I was at a college game.” In the past, home games in Creeksville may have drawn 250 or 300 people on a good night. The Oct. 5 homecoming crowd had close to 3,000 fans. Seems like everyone in the county came to see the Jags. When the Northampton County Board of Education made the decision to merge the county’s two high schools, grumblings could be heard from Henrico to Conway. For every person who wanted to see it happen, there seemed to be 10 who did not want to see a change.

Coastal Treated Products Company

XNLV71566

Senior Jessica Scales will leave her mark in the history of Roanoke Rapids soccer and is climbing the all-time goal scoring ladder for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association. Scales has 157 career goals, 13th in women’s soccer state history according to the NCHSAA record book. With at least five games left in her

Jags’ fanbase unity

Conway Photo and Print Shop

60 Years...

Phone 252-536-0987 Come and Experience the Difference!

Founded 1952

59 Years... COMMUNITY DRIVE-IN RESTAURANT

Oscars 123 W 10th St., Roanoke Rapids (252) 537-2048

“Serving The Finest In Sandwiches & Home Cooked Meals”

"People just like real food. This is one thing that makes Oscars so popular. Real down to earth southern cooking."

For Take-Out Orders Call 537-0909

Founded 1953

HigHway 158 west

World Famous Hot Dogs!

CHarles & Mable allen, Owners

Founded 1954

59 Years...

CAROLYN LITTLE Insurance Agent

736 Roanoke Ave. • 537-4605

Nationwide® On Your Side

Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and Affiliated Companies. A Life Insurance issued by Nationwide Life Insurance Company. Home Office: Columbus, OH 43215-2220. Nationwide, the Nationwide framemark and On Your Side are federally registered service marks of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. EQUAL HOUSING

Founded 1954

OPPORTUNITY Insurer

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Full Scales assault

Coastal Treated Products Company

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Herald Sports Action in 2012

68 Years...

74 years...


$50,000 or more in recent vandalism at the now-closed Eastman School has Halifax County Schools officials seeking information. Keith Hoggard, public information officer for the school system, said an estimated $47,000 in material was stolen from the various buildings on the school campus. The vandalism was extensive — roof tiles destroyed, wires and pipes cut, insulation littering the hallways, radiators destroyed or taken (for the copper), etc.,” Hoggard said. “Every building sustained extensive damage from the vandalism.” Hoggard said Cliff Pearson, director of maintenance and transportation, discovered the damage March 23. Pearson took resource officers and central office administrators on a tour of the buildings March 26.

Accessories & More

Tolling fight goes regional A coalition designed to fight the tolling of Interstate 95 has taken its fight down the corridor to hopefully strengthen its voice. No Tolls on I-95 — a coalition which began in January after a meeting in Roanoke Rapids, where North Carolina Department of Transportation officials said they believed tolling to be the only feasible funding option for $4.4 billion in improvements to the interstate — hosted a meeting in Smithfield April

17, drawing tourism and business leaders from other I-95 communities in order to help broaden the coalition. “If we sit on the sidelines and let this happen, shame on us,” said KapStone Kraft Paper Vice President of Mill Operations Anitra Collins, who has taken a leadership role in the coalition. “Our chances of success are greater if we speak with one voice, border to border.”

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“Automobile Customization”

602 Julian R. Allsbrook Highway Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870

Barton

(252) 533-2902

110 Wister Court, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870

For application or information, please call

“A&M”

Founded 1998...

15 Years...

252-519-1099 TDY 800-735-2962

XNLV71002

Nagarjuna Yerra, MD

Board Certified In Gastroenteology Stomach & Intestines Specialist

Performing At office....

Contributed to The Daily Herald Halifax County Schools central office administrators and Halifax County Sheriff’s Office resource officers look at damage done by vandals to Eastman School.

Founded 1998

• ColonosCopies • Upper endosCopies • CapsUle endosCopies • HemorrHiod Banding

1007 Gregory Drive • Roanoke Rapids, NC 252-535-6478

Moss said Broadnax was part of a group instrumental in building a housing development in town. “People just liked him,” Moss said. “He always commented that the person who would beat him hadn’t been born yet. He was contested a couple of times, but never defeated. He was well known across the state and nationally. When I would go to conferences, I would tell people where I was from, and his name would pop up. He had the gift to gab. Yeah, I liked him.” Rural Health Group CEO Brian Har-

ris said Broadnax was the soul of the organization since 1974 when he and other community leaders decided Northampton County needed health care. “Melvin was not just our first and only board chairman for close to 40 years, he was the impetus behind the group’s dedication to the under served,” Harris said. “His compassion for others and his passion for equal access to superior quality health care have been the underpinnings of RHG and will continue to drive RHG.”

Founded 1998

252-534-1430

www.jonesfencecompany.com

Rex Jones

Marcia Jones

Brian Jones

Travis Jones

Founded 1998

14 Years...

GARNER’S Lawn Care Center

We would like to thank everyone for your support over the last 12 years and we look forward to continue serving the Roanoke Valley in the future. 731 Roanoke Avenue, Roanoke Rapids, NC 252-537-8888 • www.askewfs.com

Trimmers, Blowers, Mowers, Chain Saws, etc. Complete lines of: HUSQVARNA • ECHO • SHINDAIWA • STIHL BOBCAT • DIXIE CHOPPER • CUB CADET

Founded 1999

13 Years... 13 years...

Jackson

15 Years...

101 O LD FARM ROAD ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC 27870 (252) 533-0022

TOLL FREE RESERVATIONS: 1-800-337-0550 BaymontInns.com roanokerapids.nc@cphosp.com

Found 1998

14 Years...

ANDRE DAY’S BAIL BONDING SERVICES le ilab Ava URS 24 HO

Fast • Dependable • Discreet 252-826-0413 Toll Free 1-877-826-0499

Founded 1999

13 Years... 13 Years... A Catered Affair Owners: Robert & Gussie Silver

Three Bridge Rd. Turn Right at Hwy. Patrol Station Sales & Service

203 WS Main St. Littleton, NC 27850

Founded 1999

Founded 2000

252-536-2000

252-586-1222

12 Years...

Established in Roanoke Rapids 2000

11 Years...

Mini Shops

123 West Jefferson St • Jackson 534-1081

“Variety of Toys, Antiques, Household Needs & Etc.”

Space Available to Rent Nell R. Martin, Proprietor

Founded 2000

XNLV69680

Longtime Seaboard mayor and Roanoke Valley community stalwart Dr. Melvin Broadnax died Sunday. Current Seaboard Mayor Bobie Moss said many in town are very sad about the loss, adding Broadnax had been the mayor of Seaboard for 21 years. “He will be very missed,” Moss said. “He was a pillar of our community.” Broadnax, 82, was board chairman of Rural Health Group Inc. for nearly 40 years, and was still serving the board until his death.

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252-536-3929

JONES FENCE & CUSTOM VINYL, LLC

“For all your lawn and garden equipment and tools needed”

Roger Bell | The Daily Herald KapStone Kraft Paper Vice President of Mill Operations Anitra Collins, left, talks with KapStone Communications Manager Kimberly Bracy, right, before a meeting of the No Tolls on I-95 coalition in Smithfield April 17.

615 Three Bridge Rd., Hwy 125 Turn Right at Hwy. Patrol Station

We install vinyl siding, vinyl screen porch enclosures, vinyl replacement windows, wood decks as well as composite decking and of course, as always, custom fabricated vinyl fence and rails, installation of chainlink, custom wood and aluminum fence.

14 Years...

4

EQUAL HOUSING

OPPORTUNITY

Plants, Flowers, Trees... Everything to make your world green!

15 Years...

Founded 1998

Valley loses leader in Broadnax

Dr. Melvin Broadnax

Refrigerator Handicap Accessible Range Emergency Call System Blinds Community Room Carpet Coin Operated Laundry Central Heat & Air Room Rent Based on Income

15 Years...

Founded 2000

320 Pleasant Hill Road • Gaston, NC 27832 252.308.6932 www.kippgcp.org

Founded 2001

A volunteer charitable organization founded on the principle of helping foster children with special needs not provided for by the government. We rely strictly on donations and receive no funding from any government.

Merchandise donations accepted at our Thrift Store, 14 E. 11th St., Roanoke Rapids, Tues. - Sat. 10-5 252-535-2508 for more information

Founded 2002

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School vandalism $47K

1 Bedroom Apartments for 62 YEARS AND OLDER

XNLV69676

April 2012

15 Years...

15 years...


59 Years

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Strickland Associates, Inc.

Jones passes 350 jobs part of new mill

A United States Congressman and North Carolina’s Governor made sure to sing his praises, but what stood out about Ed Jones was his ability to relate to and connect with scores of people from young to old and black to white. Jones, 62, state senator from Enfield, died at 2:20 p.m. Dec. 14 at his Halifax County home following his battle with pancreatic cancer, leaving behind his wife Mary, their children and grandchildren, and a legacy of public service. A dedicated public servant, voters championed his return to Raleigh just more than a month ago, electing him to a fourth term in the Senate with a landslide 72.32 percent victory margin. “I am deeply saddened by the passing of my very good friend and colleague Sen. Ed Jones,” state Rep. Michael Wray, D-Gaston, said. “Ed was one of the most influential people in my life, both personRandy Wrenn | The Daily Herald ally and professionally and I am a better person for having known State Sen. Ed. Jones is seen in 2009 at The Roanoke Rapids Theatre. him.”

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Gov. Bev Perdue announced Dec. 19 more good paying jobs will be coming to the Roanoke Valley. Klausner Mills, an international lumber company, is expanding its operations to include a new facility at 260 Piper Lane, off Highway 301 in Enfield, and will bring 350 new jobs with it. “Halifax County is proud to be the new home of Klausner Lumber Two as they expand their global footprint to the United States,” chairman of the Halifax County Board of Commissioners James Pierce said. “In addition to the 350 direct jobs that will be created by Klausner, additional jobs will be created in the forest products-supply chain that will provide good-paying jobs for our citizens and further strengthen our local economy.” Halifax County Economic Development Director Cathy Scott said the company will build a state-ofthe-art lumber processing facility. “This will be the company’s first mill in the United States,” Scott said. She said $110 million will be invested by the company, and the jobs will be created over the next three years. Scott said Klausner will receive a grant of up to $750,000 from the One North Carolina Fund, to support the expansion, and a local match is required.

Winburn said the company likes to hire from within the community. Conway Town Administrator Nancy Jenkins has watched the store being built. “It is amazing how much work is done in a day,” she said. “A lot of people have said they can’t believe how fast. They are really working hard to get it open as soon as possible.” Town officials found out about the new store during their November 2012 board meeting.

252-537-6081 Check out our sales and rental listings at www.stricklandassociates27870.com

Founded 1954

56 Years...

www.claytonhomesofroanokerapids.com

“Quality isn’t Cheap, It’s Priceless”

Founded 1956

In Business Since 1956

HOCKADAY

Funeral & Cremation Service Caring For Those Who Need Us, One Family At A Time

ALWAYS IN BLOOM - FLOWERS FOR ALL OCCASIONS

Now offering Pet Cremation Services Locally Owned & Operated As It Always Has Been 252-537-6144 • www.hockadayfs.com

Founded 1957

Jody Morris, Mgr.

56 Years... 1625 E 10th Street Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 252-537-2583 Hours: Mon-Fri 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM www.probuild.com

Founded 1956

XNLV71488

55 Years... 55 Years... 54 Years... 53 Years... NATIONAL BOSEMAN INSURANCE COLEMAN PEARCE Agency, Inc. Funeral Home FINANCE CONCRETE Jack Boseman Hwy. 301 North WORKS COMPANY Garysburg, NC 27831

Serving the Roanoke Valley for over 50 years. NEW LOCATION 402 Becker Drive Roanoke Rapids, NC

53 Years... 53 Years...

Crestview Memorial PARK BAPTIST Cemetery

Jacqueline Hough | The Daily Herald A new Family Dollar store is under construction in the town of Conway. The 8,000 square-feet store is slated to open during the first part of 2013.

1716 E. 10th St. 252-537-5198

252-537-3223

497 Hwy. 48, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 • Fax: 252-537-4645

252-537-1123

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RIGHTMYER MACHINE RENTALS, INC.

SITE WORK - GRADING - UTILITIES - STORM DRAINAGE CURB/GUTTER - STONE BASE - ASPHALT PAVING - STONE, TOPSOIL & SAND DELIVERY - READY-MIX CONCRETE

Opened in Roanoke Rapids in 1958

Family Dollar coming to Conway A new Family Dollar store being built in Conway is set to open in the first part of the new year. Bryn Winburn, public relations manager for Family Dollar, said an 8,000 square-feet store will open during the first part of 2013. The store will be located on West Main Street across from town hall. “We are very excited about serving this new community,” she said. The Conway store is expected to employ about eight to 10 team members.

915 Park Avenue, Roanoke Rapids, NC

56 Years...

A “Perpetual Care” Cemetery Bronze Memorials Mausoleums Crypts Columbarium Niches

Michael T. Showalter, Owner Phone (252) 537-4914 Fax (252) 537-8064 489 Smith Church Rd. • Roanoke Rapids, NC

Founded 1960

CHURCH

1136 Virginia Ave

(252) 537-5342

Pastor Rick Gaskins Sunday School 9:45am Worship 11:00am Wednesday Worship 7pm

Founded 1960

• Septic Tanks • Drain Lines • Tank Cleaning 5795 Hwy. 903 Phone 252-537-2410 Owners JAMES H. PEARCE & JIMMY PEARCE

1037 East 10th St. Roanoke Rapids bosemaj@nationwide.com

NATIONWIDE INSURANCE Nationwide is on your side

(252) 537-8338

Founded 1958 Founded 1959

53 Years...

Roanoke Valley Lake Gaston Board of Realtors

Sandra Shearin, President Beth Cook, MLS President Chris Triepke, Executive Officer

252-676-4679

Founded 1960

Service That Is Distinctive But Not Expensive Burial Plans Offered, Ages 0-85 Phone: (252) 536-3896 Fax: (252) 536-2212

Founded 1960

52 Years... XNLV70503

921 Roanoke Ave. (252) 537-6041

1607 Roanoke Ave.

Hometown Service Superstore Prices We Deliver

(252) 535-7096

www.lynchsofficesupply.com

Founded 1961

Opened 1997

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57 Years...


May 2012 Setting goals early on

The Roanoke Rapids Theatre sale at ‘impasse’ The sale of The Roanoke Rapids Theatre appears to be at an impasse, according to city leaders. Roanoke Rapids Interim City Manager Ed Wyatt told city council members May 1 he would characterize the city’s proposed sale of the venue to Lafayette Gatling as “at an im-

Goal setting is what Hope Walker, a principal intern through the Northeast Leadership Academy, and others at the school wanted in having students keep long-range plans in mind. “To help youngsters make the connection between school and life, we

implemented a school-wide vision and goal setting strategy that involved every student in the school,” Walker said. And walking down the main hall of the school, the goals on the walls range from being an architect to being a preacher.

passe,” meaning no progress is currently being made, but things could always get moving again. “We had hoped we would have positive signs from the theater heading into this budget,” Wyatt said. “But right now, we are not seeing those signs.”

Rusty’s

W. Louis Chetty, M.D. Halifax Northampton Internal Medicine, P.A.

Alignment Service 900 Roanoke Avene

252-535-1144 Rusty Wells, Owner

Computer Alignment • Balancing • NC Inspections Brakes • Tires Open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. • Weekends by Appointment

Founded 1992

20 Years... MAGNOLIA GARDENS, INC. Highway 158 Warrenton, NC

252-257-1306 Founded 1993

20 Years...

WILDWOOD

20 Years... COSMETIC STUDIOS a n d S PA “Proudly Made in the USA”

252-535-3636 Becker Village Mall 1620 E. 10th St. • Roanoke Rapids n

n Cosmetics Makeovers/Wedding, Proms (Skin Care/Colors) n Facial Waxing n Hydrating Steam Facials n Gift Certificates

Yvonne Elias, Studio Owner

Founded 1993

18 Years...

Nursery & Garden Center 847 Lizard Creek Rd., Henrico

252-586-3685

404 Main Street Scotland Neck, N.C. 27874

• Trees • Plants • Shrubs • Flowers

Tel: 252.578.9752 or 252.826.3752

Garden Decor Items & Gift Items!

www.roofrus1.com

Everything you need for a healthy and beautiful lawn & garden.

18 Years...

XNLV70358

QUANKEY HILLS APARTMENTS Treatment for...

- Back Pain/ Neck Pain - Headaches - Muscle Spasms - Work Related & Auto Injuries

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244 Smith Church Road, Suite D Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 252-537-0077

Founded 1993

20 years...

Founded 1993

Flame of Freedom A local veterans resource took time to honor a symbol of freedom when it stopped in Roanoke Rapids May 25 on its way to the nation’s capital. Rolling Thunder’s Flame of Freedom, symbolizing the plight of America’s POWs and MIAs, began burning in 2009. The flame is carried across the country each year by members of the Rolling Thunder motorcycle group to bring attention to the fact the United States still has many soldiers, sailors and airmen missing from wars going back to World War II, and those missing must be accounted for. “This is indeed a good afternoon to recognize those relatives and friends who continue to seek a full accounting for loved ones, comrades in arms, and friends,” said retired Brig. Gen. David Johnson, U.S. Air Force.

20 Years...

Drs. Wayne & Lana Horn Julie • Lynne • Olivia

400 D. Becker Drive • (252)537-2425

Founded 1995

Halifax, NC

One & two bedrooms, handicap & rental assisted units available. 24 Units Phone: (252) 583-2209 TDD 1-800-735-2962 or mail inquires to: PO Box 39, Halifax, NC 27839 Office Hours: Tues 8:30-4, Thurs 8:30-4

Opened 1995

17 Years...

K-12 A Beka Curriculum “Come Grow with Us” (252)535-3007

Founded 1993

Founded 2003

18 Years...

DTH Management MOSBY FOREST APARTMENTS Littleton, NC

18 Years... LITTLETON ELDERLY APARTMENTS Littleton, NC

One & two bedrooms, handicap & One & two bedrooms apartments for rental assisted units available. the elderly. 24 Units 24 Units Phone: (252) 586-4405 Phone: (252) 586-4405 TDD 1-800-735-2962 TDD 1-800-735-2962 or mail inquires to: or mail inquires to: 400 Oak Hill Lane, Littleton, NC 27850 400 Oak Hill Lane, Littleton, NC 27850 Office Hours: Office Hours: Mon., Wed., & Fri. 8:00 - 4:00 Mon., Wed., & Fri. 8:00 - 4:00

Opened 1996

16 Years...

Opened 2001

of Roanoke Rapids

Appliances • Lawn & Garden Craftsman Tools • TVs

252-537-3523 1211 Julian Allsbrook Hwy Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870

Founded 1995

16 Years... 16 Years...

ROANOKE CINEMA Roanoke Rapids • 252-537-6302

Dustin Renwick | The Daily Herald Monica Cash, president of Rolling Thunder North Carolina Chapter Seven, holds the Flame of Freedom while Colleen Williams, right, and Diane McLawhorn, center, look on.

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Jacqueline Hough | The Daily Herald Maddox Witt, right, shows Belmont Elementary School Principal Intern Hope Walker about becoming an architect.

1046 East 10th St., Roanoke Rapids

252-537-2111

We Sell & Service

518 Julian Allsbrook • Roanoke Rapids (across from Brewers Radiator) • Mon.-Sat.

252-535-1255

Since 1996

Pool Chemicals • Supplies Service • Maintenance Mark & Tammy Fell Owners

Founded 1997

Just south of the county courthouse on 301 in Halifax

252.583.1122 www.halifaxmotors.com

Founded 1997

See You At The Movies! FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT

Oakland Shopping Center

Linda Clifton, Manager Established in Roanoke Rapids 1997

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21 Years...


State Rep. Michael Wray, DGaston, won a landslide victory Nov. 6 in the newly mapped District 27, which includes Halifax and Northampton counties exclusively. Wray has held the District 27 office since 2005 and is state house Deputy Minority Whip. With more than 87,148 votes counted in the contest, incumbent state Sen. Ed Jones, D-Enfield, had 72.2 percent of the vote compared to 27.8 percent for Republican challenger Warren Nail in the race for the Fourth Senatorial District. Fostering a spirit of bipartisanship is the key to moving America forward for U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield as he enters his fifth term on Capitol Hill. And Halifax County’s District 1 voters decided four more years was right for incumbent Democrat County Commissioner Carolyn Johnson.

50 Years...

Buick, GMC

Rebuilders

QUALITY Little & Jenkins

Incumbent winners

“Award Winning Service Department” 1615 E. 10th St. Roanoke Rapids

Buyers of Land & Timber

Engine and Transmission Rebuilding • General Auto Repair 1333 American Legion Road Roanoke Rapids

(252) 537-6161

(252) 537-0432

Founded 1962

Founded 1963

• Paying top dollar while following professional workmanship • Providing quality forest management through 1st & 2nd thinning & clear cuts

Tel: 434-636-2168 Fax: 434-636-3035 Email: reclog@buggs.net

7 Della Rose | The Daily Herald State Rep. Michael Wray, D-Gaston, stands next to state Sen. Ed Jones, D-Enfield, the night of Nov. 6 at Halifax County Democratic headquarters following the representatives’ election victories for terms in the General Assembly.

Major pot operation busted Enviva begins wood operations With more than 10,000 truckloads of wood expected to come across its scales between now and March — when the company goes into full operations — Enviva Pellets Northampton celebrated its first load Tuesday. “We will consume a lot of wood,” said Fiber Supply Manager Ann Hudomint, adding by the time the company opens, she will have about 260,000 tons of wood on the ground waiting to be processed. The company, which produces wood pellets for power generation predominately in Europe, started construction of its Northampton facility in mid May. When the wood is brought to the plant, it’s weighed, then inspectors ensure it is the proper type of wood and quality the company requires.

14 Della Rose | The Daily Herald The first of many loads of wood comes across the scales at Enviva Pellets Northampton Nov. 13.

Roanoke Rapids Deputy Police Chief Tommy Hathaway said a “lengthy” investigation led to the department’s Special Operations Team and Narcotics Division executing a search warrant at 300 Roanoke Ave. early Nov. 20, and while that search yielded plenty of evidence, it led to more investigating and more discovery. “During that search, they found some marijuana, a large number of weapons and some illegal, nontaxable liquor,” Hathaway said. It was also discovered the building’s occupant, identified as Kenneth Brooks, 49, of Roanoke Rapids, was also the primary occupant

• • •

of 298 Roanoke Ave., right across East 3rd Street from the building they had just searched. Hathaway said this discovery led to a second search around 10:30 a.m. Nov. 20 at 298 Roanoke Ave. This second search, Hathaway said, led to the discovery of evidence suggesting more illegal activity. “They found an indoor marijuana grow operation that encompassed the entire third floor of the building,” Hathaway said. The department’s entire investigations division came to the scene, along with agents from N.C. Alcohol Law Enforcement. A truck was brought in to haul out the massive amount of evidence collected.

252-537-9907

252 We buy your unwanted gold! Any Condition!

Founded 1965

45 Years...

HAMMACK’S INC. Appliances • Parts & Service • Embroidery • Digital Printing Experienced Sales Staff

B&T TROPHIES

Owners: Henry & Judy Dickens XNLV70326

47 Years... •

930 Roanoke Ave., Roanoke Rapids Mon.-Fri. 8-4

Tax PreParaTion • real esTaTe

PO Box 5 Ebony, Va. 23845

Founded: 1962

P&A PAWN SHOP

Roger Bell | The Daily Herald Halifax County District Attorney Melissa Pelfrey, left, joins Roanoke Rapids Police Department Interim Chief Jeff Hinton at a crime scene at 298 Roanoke Ave.

1699 Hwy 158 west Roanoke Rapids, nC pHone 252-537-3281 oR 252-537-0955

Proudly Logging & Thinning For 50 Years!

48 Years...

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47 Years... DICKENS ASSOCIATES

50 Years...

536-4764

Lifetime Guarantee on ALL Body & Paint Work Complete Body Repair Computerized Frame Straightening All Insurance Companies Accepted 24 Hour Wrecker Service

252-537-3070 252-537-2322

252-537-6956

832 Julian Allsbrook Hwy. Roanoke Rapids, NC Open Mon.-Fri. 9-5:30; Sat. 9-12 • Family Owned & Operated

Founded 1968

43 Years...

Founded 1966

BONE’S TOYOTA

“Award Winning Service Department” 1615 E. 10th St. Roanoke Rapids

Founded 1968

44 Years...

44 Years... ENDER!

WE SURR

Martin Exterminating Company

HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE OF HALIFAX

1780 Roanoke Avenue Roanoke Rapids

252-308-0700 Providing quality home and hospice care to the citizens of Halifax County

“Complete Pest & Termite Control” Licensed in VA & NC

1229 Julian Allsbrook Hwy • Roanoke Rapids, NC

252-537-0171

Founded 1969

Founded 1969

42 Years

42 Years...

Sales & Service, Inc. 1847 Eaton Ferry Rd., Littleton, NC 252-586-3593 www.overbymarine.com

Refrigeration & Heating Service, Inc.

Overby Marine

“Family owned & operated business that has grown for over 40 years by our commitment to satisfied customers!”

Founded 1970

45 Years...

(252) 537-6161

Exit 171, Left Turn on Hwy. 125, Right Turn at the Caution Light At Days Crossroad

Trophies, Awards, Plaques Framing & Prints Fax

Founded 1966

XNLV71211

Founded 1971

XNLV71541

PRICE’S Contact Chris Paul or John Paul

(252) 537-5321

Heating • AC • Electrical Industrial • Commercial Residential “Serving the Roanoke Valley Area” NC Elec. 22618-U • HVAC/PL 20067 VA Lic. 2705058412A

Founded 1971

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51 Years...


June 2012

Peanut butter jams I-95 ramp

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Jacqueline Hough | The Daily Herald Zy’Shanique Futrell, a kindergarten student in Johnnie Mae Pittman’s class, enjoys her breakfast frudel.

Breakfast brings more focus Since February, Dan Harris has made headway in his goal of giving a free, hot breakfast to every kindergarten through eighth grade student in the Halifax County school system. Each morning through the Universal Breakfast Program, students at Hollister Elementary, Pittman Elementary and Scotland Neck Primary schools have breakfast in their classroom.

“It has been going extremely well,” said Harris, child nutrition director for Halifax County Schools. “The students having breakfast in the morning gives them an edge.” The three locations were chosen for the pilot program because elementary schools are easier to monitor and they have the highest percentage of students with free breakfast/ lunch.

23 E. 11th St. Roanoke Rapids, NC

252-535-3555 Phone 252-535-3005 Fax

252-535-2111

•Auto Repair • Skilled Mechanics Johnny Allen, Owner 525 Julian R. Allsbrook Hwy. Roanoke Rapids

937 Gregory Drive • Roanoke Rapids

252-535-2020

Founded 1989

Founded 1989

Founded 1990

Ollie’s

INSURANCE AGENCY 264 Roanoke Ave. • 537-3133 “Friendly Hometown Service” • Specializing in Auto Insurance • Inexperieced Driver’s Rates • Phone Quotes • Low Down Payment

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Danilo R. Bernardo, M.D. Lorenzo B. Santrarina, III, M.D. Daqing Guo, M.D. Practice of Nephrology and Interal Medicine

AUTO SERVICE

qualityprinting @embarqmail.com

23 Years...

Theater sale tied to Internet gaming Ongoing negotiations for the purchase of The Roanoke Rapids Theatre may mean Internet gaming could be part of the venue’s future. Roanoke Rapids City Attorney Gilbert Chichester said a meeting of the city’s planning board, slated for June 21, is a step in the negotiations with the latest potential buyer. City Planning and Development Director Kelly Lasky said the prospective purchaser has requested an amendment to the landuse ordinance that would allow electronic gaming in the Carolina Crossroads entertainment district. These changes, she said, would apply to the district but are being requested specifically for the theater.

Mike & Betty Blanton, Owners

Valley Hypertension Nephrology Associates, P.A.

23 Years... ALLEN’S

Ollie & Renee Overton

Founded 1990

22 Years...

23 Years...

ROANOKE VALLEY MOTORSPORTS

23 Years...

NORTHAMPTON Nursing & Rehab • Rehabilitation Services • Physical Therapy • Speech Therapy • Occupational Therapy • Transitional Services • Skilled Nursing Care • Community Services Meals-on-Wheels

Hwy. 305 North, 200 Hampton Woods Complex Jackson, NC 27845 – 252-534-0131

Founded 1990

23 Years...

550 Julian R. Allsbrook Hwy • Roanoke Rapids www.rrcyclesales.com

(252) 537-5985 • HONDA •KAWASAKI •YAMAHA •SUZUKI • Generators • Parts & Accessories • Jet Boats

• Motorcycles • ATV’s • Personal Water Craft

Founded 1990

Roanoke Rapids, NC

Founded 1990 XNLV69716

AFFORDABLE HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING 508 W. 8th St. • Roanoke Rapids

252-535-2665

Your Local Dealer

It’s Hard To Stop A Trane.®

Tommy Baird & Rudy Draper, Owners Joyce Baird, Secretary

Founded 1991

22 Years...

OAKLAND CLEANERS Oakland Shopping Ctr. Mon. - Sat.

New Environmentally Friendly “Green Earth” Solvent Stephen Hemelt | The Daily Herald The sale of The Roanoke Rapids Theatre could be tied to an ordinance amendment that would allow Internet gaming inside the building.

Adria Robbins Owner

Founded 1991

21 Years...

21 Years...

21 Years...

1002 E 10th Street Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870

509 Julian Allsbrook Hwy. (252) 537-5044 “Engineered products and services for pulp, paper, wood products and forest industries”

Management Consultant Services, Inc.

Hwy. 158 West, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870

252-535-7970

Specializing in Quality Used Automobiles Chuck Gowen & Charlie Gowen

Founded 1992

(252) 535-2268

Founded 1992

Jeanne Harding, President

Founded 1992

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Lunchtime included a heavy dose of peanut butter for drivers. A truck pulling a load of rejected peanut butter spread some of its cargo while turning from Julian Allsbrook Highway to I-95 southbound at exit 173. “This is a first,” said Jason Patrick, Roanoke Rapids Fire Department battalion chief. The spill occurred at 11:28 a.m. June 11. Drivers navigated around a coned area but were able to continue to Interstate 95 without stopping.

Quality Printing Company

24 Years...

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24 Years...


42 Years...

Poe Creek wake zone debate making waves Poe Creek will not be receiving a No Wake Zone many residents have been working to achieve. Halifax County commissioners were deadlocked the first week of October in a vote on whether or not to make an application to N.C. Wildlife for a No Wake Zone on 3,600 feet of the creek, starting at Oak Grove Church and ending at the end of Timber

4 Kay Beaver, above, and Jay Baker speak about the pros and cons of a No Wake Zone. Della Rose | The Daily Herald

Creek. Commissioners Rives Manning, James Pierce and Vernon Bryant voted for the effort with commissioners Rachel Hux, Marcelle Smith and Carolyn Johnson voting against. Officials said the deadlock counts as a “no,” and there is no appeal for this decision. There is no time limit of when commissioners can be asked to consider the matter again.

WASTE INDUSTRIES

3 towns brace for bypass

COMMERCIAL • RESIDENTIAL • CONSTRUCTION • RECYCLING

N.C. Department of Transportation plans to widen Highway 158 through Northampton County and bypass the towns of Garysburg, Jackson and Conway are presenting a new set of challenges for those mayors. The preferred corridor, costing $284 million, does not widen all existing 35 miles of Highway 158 between Garysburg and Murfreesboro, but cuts a bypass through mostly farmland around several Northampton County business and community centers. Town leaders are ramping up for a reality that may include far less vehicular traffic while considering options like annexation. Jacqueline Hough | The Daily Herald With the N.C. Department of Transportation’s While town leaders don’t necessarily agree recent announcement of a preferred corridor Highway 158 needs widening, Conway for widening Highway 158 through Northamp- Mayor Brian Bolton said there are pluses. ton County, local concerns about family farms, Here, the railroad crossing over Highway homes and businesses are surfacing. 158 in Conway. Eminent domain is scheduled to be enacted in 2014 in the Garysburg section with construction beginning in 2016. DOT development engineer Matthew Potter said the department could begin buying property for the 250 feet right of way needed for the projects as early as 2014.

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Heat Wave rolls out arrests

28 Roger Bell | The Daily Herald Roanoke Rapids Police Department Det. Sgt. Jamie Hardy, suspect Aaron Ashe, second from left, Halifax County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Scott Hall and Roanoke Rapids Det. Danny Hundley, right.

Operation Summer Heat Wave, a narcotics investigation involving the Halifax County Sheriff ’s Office, Roanoke Rapids Police Department, Weldon Police Department and the Department of Probation and Parole, moved into Phase One Oct. 26, executing 14 arrests throughout the county for drug violations. Lt. Scott Hall, head of the narcotics unit for the sheriff ’s office, said the investigation began in May, with controlled purchases of illegal drugs in various parts of the county and with assistance

from other departments. The investigation led to the Phase One operation the morning of Oct. 26, where 20 suspects named in 28 cases were listed on arrest warrants, which four teams moved throughout the county to serve. When Phase One concluded, 14 of the 20 suspects listed had been taken into custody, ranging in age from 18 to 78. “This is just the first sweep,” said Halifax County Chief Deputy Wes Tripp. “There will be more to come.”

Becker Farms Properties, L.L.C. 412 Quail Court Rd. Roanoke Rapids

252-537-8415

2211 Highway 301 North • Halifax, North Carolina Bus: 252-536-2011 Fax: 252-536-2681

1, 2, & 3 Bedrooms Apartments

Founded 1970

Founded 1972

41 Years...

A-C ELECTRIC CO., INC.

Jerry Miller Manager

40 Years...

Carpets, Vinyl, Remnants, Custom Rugs and Expert Installation Available Also towels, sheets, etc.... 43 W. 11th St. Roanoke Rapids, NC

Owner: Charles Tant

Owned & Operated by H.F. Stephens & Co.

Founded 1972

North Main Street Littleton, NC Seed & Garden Supplies Screen-Glass-Small Appliances Plumbing & Electrical Supplies Your Friendly Hardware & Paint Store

586-4714

Founded 1972

STEPHENS OUTLET

1500 Carolina Ave • 252-535-2018 SALES & SERVICE

Heating & Air Conditioning • Electrical Contracting & Service Generac & Generator • Sales & Service

LITTLETON HARDWARE, INC.

252-537-2577

Founded 1973

39 Years...

39 Years...

38 Years...

37 Years...

Auto Service Shop

Truck & Auto Accessories Auto Repair & AC Repair Custom Pipe & Mufflers Rebuilt & Used Engines Installed Four Wheel Alignment Wheels & Tires

Textile Converters

4033 Highway 158 Roanoke Rapids, NC Phone 252-537-1417

“Best Muffler Shop in Town!”

252-537-0426

37 Years...

JIMMY’S Ralph’sBarbecue AutoVerters PERNELL’S PIERCE’S Body RepaiR 98 Roanoke Ave. Phone 252-537-0124

“General Auto Repair”

W. 10th Street

Tim Hammack, Owner

928 Julian R. Allsbrook Hwy • Roanoke Rapids

Barbara Dickens, President

Founded 1974

Founded 1974

Founded 1975

37 Years...

THORPE Insurance & Realty

600 Roanoke Ave. 252-535-1743 Bill Thorpe, Jr., Sally Ann Thorpe, Elizabeth Lockhart, Patti Fowler, Ann King, Dona Locke

Founded 1976

Phone: (252) 533-9186

36 Years... “HOP A RIDE” CHOANOKE PUBLIC

TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY “Providing public transportation for the Roanoke Valley” 505 North Main St. • Rich Square, NC For More Information

Call (252) 539-2022 www.choanokepta.org

Founded 1977

Stewart Pernell Owner

Founded 1976

PLUMBING 1312 Bolling Rd

252-537-5874 Faye Pierce, Owner

Founded 1976

36 24Years... Years…

36 Years...

36 Years...

AAA

AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS

PRECISION MACHINE WORK, INC.

1611R Julian Allsbrook 1611 Julian AllsbrookRHwy, Weldon,Hwy NC 27890 Weldon, NC173) 27890 I-95 (Exit I-95 (Exit 173) Group Rooms Group Rooms Contact: Terry Webb Contact: Terry Webb

252-536-4867 536-4867 1-800-329-7466 1-800-329-7466

Founded 1987 Founded 1987

EDWARDS’ BROTHERS

318 Roanoke Ave. Phone 537-5837

Family Owned & Operated

LUCAS

General & Precision Machine Work Machinery Building & Fabricating Aluminum & Stainless Welding

Vince, Louis Jr., Alan & Ricky Edwards

1202 Julian Allsbrook Hwy. Weldon, NC

Founded 1977

Founded 1977

Co-Owners

252-536-2500

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October 2012

41 Years... 41 Years...


26 Years... DRUGCO Discount Pharmacy

Internet Cafe regs loosened in city

Jacqueline Hough | The Daily Herald Power crews work to restore electricity Monday in Jackson following a storm July 1.

Seretha Pittman

107 Smith ChurCh rd. roanoke rapidS, nC 252-537-7010 www.drugcopharmacy.com “Your One Hour Photo Processing Center”

117 Westover Dr. • Roanoke Rapids

(252) 535-1555

Founded 1987

25 Years...

26 Years...

11 district gives rise to another 1,000-seat performing arts center, such a facility would also be allowed electronic gaming as an accessory use.

for Roanoke Rapids The city of Roanoke Rapids will be getting a new administrative leader in August. Roanoke Rapids City Council members approved a contract Thursday to hire retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Joseph Scherer, of Nelsonville, Ohio, as city manager effective Aug. 14. He is currently Nelsonville’s city manager and has served in this capacity since 2007. Scherer, who was not at Thursday’s meeting, previously served as Administrative Director and Chief of Staff for Chillicothe, Ohio, for four years, according to information supplied by current Interim City Manager Ed Wyatt, Scherer holds a Master’s in Public Administration from Ohio University and a Mas-

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ter’s in Logistics Management from the U.S. Army at Fort Lee, Va. “The new appointee has extensive training in various areas of personnel and employee relations, especially in labor relations and contemporary personnel subjects, such as the Family and Medical Leave Act,” Wyatt said. Scherer will be paid $85,000 a year and will be given a car allowance of $350 per month, plus out-ofcounty mileage for city business. He will also be given a cell phone for conducting city business. Wyatt said Scherer’s moving expenses will be paid by the city and he must establish a permanent residence in Roanoke Rapids within six months.

252-586-2437

Founded 1987

25 Years...

LANDSCAPING AND LAWN CARE

Leveling • Seeding Commercial Spraying & Mowing Complete lawn care, business & residential

Christine Wilder Shamble, Owner Aulander: 806 South Commerce Street, Aulander, NC 27805 (252) 345-6575

East Littleton Road Roanoke Rapids 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments Handicap Accessible Office Hours: Tues., 8:00-12:00; Thurs. 8:00-5:00

REPAIR

WINDCHASE SHORTY’S APARTMENTS TRUCK & AUTO 1400 Buffaloe St. Roanoke Rapids 252-537-3729

252-537-1045

Shorty Parrish, Owner

Founded 1987

Founded 1987

EQUAL HOUSING

OPPORTUNITY

Turn Right at Hwy. Patrol Station

Temporaries, Inc.

“Your Employment Needs Are Our Personal Concern”

252-535-3105 Diana Mallory, Manager

252-536-4477

Roanoke Valley’s Oldest Temporary Employment Service

Founded 1988

Founded 1989

25 Years...

Roanoke Valley Cancer Center

William T. Skinner

212 Smith Church Rd. Roanoke Rapids 537-1717

Picture it

1001 Hamilton St. Suite 200

25 Years...

S R U Y Save on all types of merchandise when you shop the Classifieds.

Attorney at Law

The Daily Herald

115 Mosby Ave, Littleton, NC (252) 586-3757

Dr. C. Thannikkary Michelle Pratt Rae White Cindy Stephens Dennis Owens

CLASSIFIEDS In Print & Online

Founded 1988

XNLV71544

24 Years...

DEBBIE’S CLEANING SERVICE

“The Proffesionals” Hands & Knees Floor Cleaning’ • Commercial • Residential • New Construction • Move In/ Move Out Also Carpet Cleaning Available Debbie Pittman, Owner (252) 537-0362 H • (252) 532-0583 C

Free Estimates

26 Years...

®

921 South Main Street Rich Square NC 27869

Founded 1987

326 Lizard Creek Road Littleton, NC

26 Years...

GARNER’S Holden

Wilders Funeral Home

Scotland Neck: 202 East 10th Street, Scotland Neck, NC 27874 (252) 826-2011

to the city’s land-use ordinance that would allow electronic gaming as an accessory use in the theater itself. In the event the entertainment

www.marysherwood.com

Owner/Operator

Founded 1987

Jackson hit hard New city manager A brief storm July 1 in Northampton County left hundreds of downed trees and many without power. “It literally came out of nowhere,” said Jim Gossip, mayor of Jackson. “In three to four minutes, it did a lot of damage.” As of 9 a.m. July 3, Dominion officials said around 144 people serviced from the Roanoke Rapids office are still without power. At its worst July 1, 2,100 people were without power. The storm hit about 4 p.m. July 1 leaving many homes missing parts of roofs along with shingles and trim. “Within 15 minutes of the storm ending, we were cleaning up,” Gossip said. “We reopened Highway 158, which was blocked with trees.” Also blocked was U.S. 305 between Seaboard and Jackson. Gossip said three commercial buildings were damaged. The Northampton County Memorial Library had a tree fall on it, which tore the gutters off. The town cemetery had several large trees fall. Jackson Police Chief and Public Works Director John Young said the weather “tore us up,” but no injuries were reported.

Hair MARY SHERWOOD Connection LAKE LIVING

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The Roanoke Rapids City Council approved amendments to its ordinances that will allow greater flexibility to existing Internet Cafes and pave the way for machines related to electronic gaming to be placed in The Roanoke Rapids Theatre. In a nearly unanimous vote, with Mayor Pro Tem Carl Ferebee providing the only dissenting vote, council members approved changes

26 Years...

Founded 1989

Founded 1987

www.RRDailyHerald.com XNLV71597

24 Years...

200 Becker Dr. • Roanoke Rapids • (252) 537-1500 “We provide home health care for the people you love.”

As one of the nations’ leaders in home health care, each Interim HealthCare office is uniquely qualified to care for family members with special needs. Our home health aides and companions can help with personal care, meals or even errands, to keep your loved ones at home. To learn more, call us or visit our web site at www.interim.com. Serving Halifax, Northampton & Warren Counties

Founded 1956

24 Years...

LAUREL GLEN APARTMENTS

Clearfield Drive Roanoke Rapids 1 Bedroom Apartments for the Elderly, Disabled & Handicapped Office Hours: Mon. & Wed. 1:00-5:00 & Fri. 8:00-12:00 EQUAL HOUSING

252-537-8100

Founded 1989

OPPORTUNITY

24 Years...

Maranatha Baptist Church “The Lord Cometh”

595 Zoo Road Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 Sunday School - 9:45 am Morning Worship - 11:00 am Evening Worship - 6:00 pm Wednesday Bible Study - 6:00 pm Pastor, Michael D. Little

Founded 1988

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26 Years...


36 Years...

September 2012

GREEN STORE

Hwy 48 South • Roanoke Rapids You’ll Be Pleasantly Surprised at Our Low Prices On... • Groceries • Drinks Cold Beverages • Snacks, etc.

A convict who escaped from Tillery Correctional Center Sept. 23 told authorities he lived off the land during his four-day taste of freedom. James Ladd, 51, escaped from the facility the morning of Sept. 23 while working on the prison’s farm outside the center’s walls. Tillery Superintendent Oliver Washington said at about 8:30 a.m. Sept. 23 Ladd was on a tractor, working in one of the back acres of the 8,000-acre farm. At about 10:45 a.m., a guard noticed he was no longer at the tractor.

Washington said the facility immed i James Ladd ately implemented escape procedures, attempting to recapture Ladd. Keith Acree, communications officer for the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, said Ladd told authorities he subsisted on acorns and things he found in the woods.

“We accept Vendor Coupons, WIC & EBT Cards”

Founded 1977

Founded 1996

AND FABRIC

HAIR GALLERY

HUDSON’S JOAN’S A-1 SERVICE

A year’s worth of hard work came to fruition Sept. 4 when KIPP: Gaston College Preparatory Primary School officials cut the ribbon for their school. “We have so much growing and learning with our kids,” Primary School Leader Emily Cook said.

“The building is important, but it is not the reason we are here.” The morning of Sept. 4, 96 students walked onto the KIPP GCP campus for their first day of kindergarten in a modular unit, while the primary school is being built.

Local UNC student found dead

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The close-knit Haliwa-Saponi tribal community of Hollister is still in shock after one of their own was apparently murdered in Chapel Hill Sept. 7. Haliwa-Saponi Chief, the Rev. Ron Richardson, said he learned Faith Danielle Hedgepeth, 19, a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill who grew up in Hollister, had been found dead in her apartment Sept. 7, the victim

of an apparent homicide. Friends found Hedgepeth’s body in her apartment in Chapel Hill the morning of Sept. 7. She was majoring in biology at the university, attending the school on a Gates Millennium Foundation scholarship. Richardson said Hedgepeth was involved in the tribe’s culture and attended the annual pow-wow. The chief

referred to Hedgepeth as “the epitome of a beautiful spirit.” “She was bursting forth with love and the joy of life,” Richardson said. “Every adjective I could possibly use to describe a person I could say about Faith.” Hedgepeth, he said, never expressed to him any fear or indicated she was in any danger.

117 West 10th St. 537-3775 “Family Hair Care” Stylists:

Founded 1978

33 Years...

DIXON REALTY

416 Roanoke Ave. 252-537-8919 Janet Dixon

XNLV69672

33 Years...

FAIRFIELD APARTMENTS

Off Highway 125 Roanoke Rapids 1 and 2 Bedrooms Handicap Accessible Office Hours: Mon., Tues, Wed., & Fri. 8-5; Thurs. 8-1

32 Years...

33 Years... P.O. Box 1123 Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 The folks to know when you have to go!

252-535-3421

Hand Sanitizer in Every Restroom

Founded 1981

Founded 1980

Owner/Broker

Founded 1980

Founded 1979

EQUAL HOUSING

OPPORTUNITY

(252)537-2338

32 Years...

R E A L E S TAT E INCORPORATED

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Della Rose | The Daily Herald The Piedmont Region Prison Emergency Response Team who, aided by ALE, caught James Ladd about 10:45 a.m. Sept. 27. Pictured, from left, are Toby Huneycutt, Thomas Mullins, Chris Tucker, William Furr, Scott Radoselbic, Nate Alley and Isaac Wayman.

922 Roanoke Ave., Roanoke Rapids 535-1582

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KIPP welcomes 1st kindergarten class

11 East 3rd St. • Weldon 536-3832 or 536-2858

933 Roanoke Avenue Roanoke Rapids, NC

• Kaye • Joan • Marilyn • Mona • Margaret Asst. & Receptionist Carol

Jacqueline Hough | The Daily Herald Marreyah Johnson, 5, left, of Garysburg, gets help cutting the ribbon from KIPP: Gaston College Preparatory Primary School Leader Emily Cook during a ribbon cutting for the school.

EDMONDS INCOME TAX SERVICE

Emily Luter, Owner

34 Years...

Founded 1979

BIGGEST & FASTEST Refunds Allowed by the IRS GUARANTEED!

252-537-5794

34 Years...

Founded 1979

Edmonds Income Tax Service Fast, Professional tax preparation service for individuals and small business. Knowledgeable, Fast & Friendsly

unique gift items & decorating shop in the area

• Groceries • Drinks • Cold Beverages • Snacks, etc. Locally Owned and Operated By Paul & Sandra Edmonds

Custom Draperies & Accessories Country Curtains, Bedspreads, Dust Ruffles Plus Much More! Drapery Rods & Shades Fabric, Notions, Lots of Buttons Sewing Machine Parts Needles, Bobbins & Belts

5

Hwy 158 W. at Davie School Roanoke Rapids

34 Years...

34 Years...

TOWN & COUNTRY COUNTRYSIDE INTERIORS BP FOOD MART The original, most

Locally Owned and Operated By Paul & Sandra Edmonds

681 Robertson’s Boat Landing Rd. 252-537-2302

35 Years...

22nd East 10th Street, Roanoke Rapids, NC • 252-537-4080

712 Roanoke Ave. (252) 537-9012 Virginia & Lake Gaston Listings (252) 537-4111

Representing Principal Financial Group Randy Archer

33 Years...

FAIRFIELD APARTMENTS

Off Highway 125 Roanoke Rapids 1 and 2 Bedrooms Handicap Accessible Office Hours: Mon., Tues, Wed., & Fri. 8-5; Thurs. 8-1

Founded 1981

WE CARE ABOUT YOU!

Founded 1981

32 Years...

MSAT Electronics

252-535-3421

212 S. Main St. • Littleton (252) 586-5832

Founded 1981

Founded 1981.

EQUAL HOUSING

OPPORTUNITY

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GOTCHA

16 1/2 Years...


31 Years...

ALL OF YOUR ELECTRONIC NEEDS

plement to five percent. Roanoke Rapids Board of Education members recently approved salary supplements for all licensed teachers, assistant principals, principals and some central office personnel. Also announced was the district had achieved its highest graduation rate in the school’s history — 80 percent.

Patsy Brown Dr. Delisha Moore Cindy Rogers Angela Taylor

252-537-6101 Crystal Elder Susan Cook Frances Morris Jason Moore

Founded 1982 28Y Years... 29 Years... 29 ears... L&R MOTOR CO.

Della Rose | The Daily Herald Renovator John Lovett removes some of the debris from the beginning stages of restoring the old jail in Weldon.

Historic jail redo Efforts are under way to repurpose a town jail dating back more than 100 years. The former jail, located at 6 West Third St., is undergoing major renovations that could take as long as a year, according to Mayor Julia Meacham. Meacham said she is glad the town council saw the benefit of taking care of what is theirs. She said there are only two historic buildings left belonging to the town, and it’s important to take care of them. The “old jail” was built in 1893. It’s a one-story building with a partial basement, with a “distinctive bellcast roof,” according to the National Register of Historic Places.

Robert Rademaker | Contributed to The Daily Herald Carolina Avenue Aug. 25 behind the Armory in Roanoke Rapids with water up to its mailboxes.

204 Julian allsbrook Hwy. roanoke rapids, nC 537-6741 we buy, sell or Trade Top Quality Pre-Owned Cars at Low Prices rose edwards, MarCus liTTle, Jr., Cola Hollowell, Carol ayCoCk, CHarlie owens New Inventory of Select Pre-Owned Vehicles Arriving Daily

Thank You For a SucceSSFul Year!

Founded 1984

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Jacqueline Hough | The Daily Herald Chaloner Middle School teachers, from left, Robin Proctor, Teri Little and Carol Dean, talk after convocation for the Roanoke Rapids Graded School District.

FLOODED

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Rhonda Lassiter Kendall Martin Erica Hux Dr. David Hoyle

Reports of flooding were widespread in Roanoke Rapids and surrounding communities Aug. 25 after reports of nearly 12 inches of rain fell in the morning hours. Mark Collier, squad leader for Roanoke Valley Rescue, said they started receiving calls about 5 a.m. With 12 to 14 people out in two boats and several rescue vehicles, he estimated about 15 to 20 people being removed from homes and vehicles all over the city. No major injuries were reported in Roanoke Rapids.

Arnold Brown PT Founded 1984 114 Professional Drive, Roanoke Rapids

252-535-4809

“Setting Our Sights on Your Vision! 204 Becker Drive • Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870

252-537-8193 www.midatlanticeye.net

252-535-1178 252-885-6263 888-238-2873 talladega22@embarqmail.com

Founded 1982

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22 Years... D&R Sales & Service 204 Julian allsbrook Hwy. roanoke rapids, nC 537-9172 Quality Electrolux Vacuums, Shampooers & Air Purifiers

rose edwards, MarCus liTTle, Jr., Cola Hollowell, Carol ayCoCk, CHarlie owens We offer all bags, belts, parts, floor care products and repair all makes and models.

Thank You For a SucceSSFul Year!

Founded 1991

Providing an extensive range of quality eye care to North Carolina & Virginia.

Contemporary Hairstyling

Murphey Doyle Carol Nunnally ~ Cindy Tripp Teresa Maddrey ~ Becky Farmer Denise Beaver ~ Kendall Rightmeyer 537 Becker Drive • Roanoke Rapids

537-7188

(252)

Founded 1983

sawmills, trucks, construction, industrial, land & timber

Roanoke Rapids 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments Handicapped Accessible Office Hours: Mon. & Wed. 1:00-5:00 & Fri. 8:00-12:00

28 Years... 28 Years... Rich & Rich Bonded OLD FARM Auctioneers, Inc. APARTMENTS We specialize in farm equipment, logging, Clearfield Drive PO Box 300 • Rich Square, NC 252-539-4286 • 800-420-3445 NCAL#3649 • NCRBL#14999 NCFL#7990 • VAAL#2400

Founded 1985

ALLEN’S MOBILE HOME SUPPLIES Highway 158 West • Roanoke Rapids

Phone: 252-535-5735 “Complete Line Of Mobile Home Supplies” See Troy or Charles Allen Anytime.

Founded 1986

Kris Smith | The Daily Herald Franklin Street, between 1st and 2nd streets, collapsed due to flooding.

Shop

Founded 1983

27 Years...

Does your Doctor say you need Physical Therapy?

Bring your referral or prescription to us. We will treat you like a PERSON, not a NUMBER. Let our professional and caring staff get you back to doing the things you love to do. Make your appointment today.

Brian R. Crichlow, M.D. • James P. Pulaski, M.D. • Alan S. Luria, M.D. •

30 Years...

The

252-537-8100

EQUAL HOUSING

OPPORTUNITY

Founded 1985

27 Years... Model Design & Fabrication

Jeff Foley, Owner 115 W. 9th St., Roanoke Rapids

252-537-5237

email: jefffoley@charter.net www.foleymfgco.com Relocated to Roanoke Rapids in 1991 Serving the Aerospace Industry...

Founded 1986

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Increased salary supplements, meeting new staff and celebrating student achievement were discussed at Aug. 20’s Roanoke Rapids Graded School District’s convocation. Superintendent Dr. Dennis Sawyer announced a one-percent increase in teacher salary supplements, which brought the sup-

406 Becker Drive Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870

Long Circle & Becker Drive

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Salary jump, grad rate

Charles Smith, Owner/Technician

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August 2012

30 Years...

31 Years


31 Years...

ALL OF YOUR ELECTRONIC NEEDS

plement to five percent. Roanoke Rapids Board of Education members recently approved salary supplements for all licensed teachers, assistant principals, principals and some central office personnel. Also announced was the district had achieved its highest graduation rate in the school’s history — 80 percent.

Patsy Brown Dr. Delisha Moore Cindy Rogers Angela Taylor

252-537-6101 Crystal Elder Susan Cook Frances Morris Jason Moore

Founded 1982 28Y Years... 29 Years... 29 ears... L&R MOTOR CO.

Della Rose | The Daily Herald Renovator John Lovett removes some of the debris from the beginning stages of restoring the old jail in Weldon.

Historic jail redo Efforts are under way to repurpose a town jail dating back more than 100 years. The former jail, located at 6 West Third St., is undergoing major renovations that could take as long as a year, according to Mayor Julia Meacham. Meacham said she is glad the town council saw the benefit of taking care of what is theirs. She said there are only two historic buildings left belonging to the town, and it’s important to take care of them. The “old jail” was built in 1893. It’s a one-story building with a partial basement, with a “distinctive bellcast roof,” according to the National Register of Historic Places.

Robert Rademaker | Contributed to The Daily Herald Carolina Avenue Aug. 25 behind the Armory in Roanoke Rapids with water up to its mailboxes.

204 Julian allsbrook Hwy. roanoke rapids, nC 537-6741 we buy, sell or Trade Top Quality Pre-Owned Cars at Low Prices rose edwards, MarCus liTTle, Jr., Cola Hollowell, Carol ayCoCk, CHarlie owens New Inventory of Select Pre-Owned Vehicles Arriving Daily

Thank You For a SucceSSFul Year!

Founded 1984

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Jacqueline Hough | The Daily Herald Chaloner Middle School teachers, from left, Robin Proctor, Teri Little and Carol Dean, talk after convocation for the Roanoke Rapids Graded School District.

FLOODED

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Rhonda Lassiter Kendall Martin Erica Hux Dr. David Hoyle

Reports of flooding were widespread in Roanoke Rapids and surrounding communities Aug. 25 after reports of nearly 12 inches of rain fell in the morning hours. Mark Collier, squad leader for Roanoke Valley Rescue, said they started receiving calls about 5 a.m. With 12 to 14 people out in two boats and several rescue vehicles, he estimated about 15 to 20 people being removed from homes and vehicles all over the city. No major injuries were reported in Roanoke Rapids.

Arnold Brown PT Founded 1984 114 Professional Drive, Roanoke Rapids

252-535-4809

“Setting Our Sights on Your Vision! 204 Becker Drive • Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870

252-537-8193 www.midatlanticeye.net

252-535-1178 252-885-6263 888-238-2873 talladega22@embarqmail.com

Founded 1982

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22 Years... D&R Sales & Service 204 Julian allsbrook Hwy. roanoke rapids, nC 537-9172 Quality Electrolux Vacuums, Shampooers & Air Purifiers

rose edwards, MarCus liTTle, Jr., Cola Hollowell, Carol ayCoCk, CHarlie owens We offer all bags, belts, parts, floor care products and repair all makes and models.

Thank You For a SucceSSFul Year!

Founded 1991

Providing an extensive range of quality eye care to North Carolina & Virginia.

Contemporary Hairstyling

Murphey Doyle Carol Nunnally ~ Cindy Tripp Teresa Maddrey ~ Becky Farmer Denise Beaver ~ Kendall Rightmeyer 537 Becker Drive • Roanoke Rapids

537-7188

(252)

Founded 1983

sawmills, trucks, construction, industrial, land & timber

Roanoke Rapids 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments Handicapped Accessible Office Hours: Mon. & Wed. 1:00-5:00 & Fri. 8:00-12:00

28 Years... 28 Years... Rich & Rich Bonded OLD FARM Auctioneers, Inc. APARTMENTS We specialize in farm equipment, logging, Clearfield Drive PO Box 300 • Rich Square, NC 252-539-4286 • 800-420-3445 NCAL#3649 • NCRBL#14999 NCFL#7990 • VAAL#2400

Founded 1985

ALLEN’S MOBILE HOME SUPPLIES Highway 158 West • Roanoke Rapids

Phone: 252-535-5735 “Complete Line Of Mobile Home Supplies” See Troy or Charles Allen Anytime.

Founded 1986

Kris Smith | The Daily Herald Franklin Street, between 1st and 2nd streets, collapsed due to flooding.

Shop

Founded 1983

27 Years...

Does your Doctor say you need Physical Therapy?

Bring your referral or prescription to us. We will treat you like a PERSON, not a NUMBER. Let our professional and caring staff get you back to doing the things you love to do. Make your appointment today.

Brian R. Crichlow, M.D. • James P. Pulaski, M.D. • Alan S. Luria, M.D. •

30 Years...

The

252-537-8100

EQUAL HOUSING

OPPORTUNITY

Founded 1985

27 Years... Model Design & Fabrication

Jeff Foley, Owner 115 W. 9th St., Roanoke Rapids

252-537-5237

email: jefffoley@charter.net www.foleymfgco.com Relocated to Roanoke Rapids in 1991 Serving the Aerospace Industry...

Founded 1986

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Increased salary supplements, meeting new staff and celebrating student achievement were discussed at Aug. 20’s Roanoke Rapids Graded School District’s convocation. Superintendent Dr. Dennis Sawyer announced a one-percent increase in teacher salary supplements, which brought the sup-

406 Becker Drive Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870

Long Circle & Becker Drive

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Salary jump, grad rate

Charles Smith, Owner/Technician

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August 2012

30 Years...

31 Years


36 Years...

September 2012

GREEN STORE

Hwy 48 South • Roanoke Rapids You’ll Be Pleasantly Surprised at Our Low Prices On... • Groceries • Drinks Cold Beverages • Snacks, etc.

A convict who escaped from Tillery Correctional Center Sept. 23 told authorities he lived off the land during his four-day taste of freedom. James Ladd, 51, escaped from the facility the morning of Sept. 23 while working on the prison’s farm outside the center’s walls. Tillery Superintendent Oliver Washington said at about 8:30 a.m. Sept. 23 Ladd was on a tractor, working in one of the back acres of the 8,000-acre farm. At about 10:45 a.m., a guard noticed he was no longer at the tractor.

Washington said the facility immed i James Ladd ately implemented escape procedures, attempting to recapture Ladd. Keith Acree, communications officer for the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, said Ladd told authorities he subsisted on acorns and things he found in the woods.

“We accept Vendor Coupons, WIC & EBT Cards”

Founded 1977

Founded 1996

AND FABRIC

HAIR GALLERY

HUDSON’S JOAN’S A-1 SERVICE

A year’s worth of hard work came to fruition Sept. 4 when KIPP: Gaston College Preparatory Primary School officials cut the ribbon for their school. “We have so much growing and learning with our kids,” Primary School Leader Emily Cook said.

“The building is important, but it is not the reason we are here.” The morning of Sept. 4, 96 students walked onto the KIPP GCP campus for their first day of kindergarten in a modular unit, while the primary school is being built.

Local UNC student found dead

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The close-knit Haliwa-Saponi tribal community of Hollister is still in shock after one of their own was apparently murdered in Chapel Hill Sept. 7. Haliwa-Saponi Chief, the Rev. Ron Richardson, said he learned Faith Danielle Hedgepeth, 19, a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill who grew up in Hollister, had been found dead in her apartment Sept. 7, the victim

of an apparent homicide. Friends found Hedgepeth’s body in her apartment in Chapel Hill the morning of Sept. 7. She was majoring in biology at the university, attending the school on a Gates Millennium Foundation scholarship. Richardson said Hedgepeth was involved in the tribe’s culture and attended the annual pow-wow. The chief

referred to Hedgepeth as “the epitome of a beautiful spirit.” “She was bursting forth with love and the joy of life,” Richardson said. “Every adjective I could possibly use to describe a person I could say about Faith.” Hedgepeth, he said, never expressed to him any fear or indicated she was in any danger.

117 West 10th St. 537-3775 “Family Hair Care” Stylists:

Founded 1978

33 Years...

DIXON REALTY

416 Roanoke Ave. 252-537-8919 Janet Dixon

XNLV69672

33 Years...

FAIRFIELD APARTMENTS

Off Highway 125 Roanoke Rapids 1 and 2 Bedrooms Handicap Accessible Office Hours: Mon., Tues, Wed., & Fri. 8-5; Thurs. 8-1

32 Years...

33 Years... P.O. Box 1123 Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 The folks to know when you have to go!

252-535-3421

Hand Sanitizer in Every Restroom

Founded 1981

Founded 1980

Owner/Broker

Founded 1980

Founded 1979

EQUAL HOUSING

OPPORTUNITY

(252)537-2338

32 Years...

R E A L E S TAT E INCORPORATED

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Della Rose | The Daily Herald The Piedmont Region Prison Emergency Response Team who, aided by ALE, caught James Ladd about 10:45 a.m. Sept. 27. Pictured, from left, are Toby Huneycutt, Thomas Mullins, Chris Tucker, William Furr, Scott Radoselbic, Nate Alley and Isaac Wayman.

922 Roanoke Ave., Roanoke Rapids 535-1582

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KIPP welcomes 1st kindergarten class

11 East 3rd St. • Weldon 536-3832 or 536-2858

933 Roanoke Avenue Roanoke Rapids, NC

• Kaye • Joan • Marilyn • Mona • Margaret Asst. & Receptionist Carol

Jacqueline Hough | The Daily Herald Marreyah Johnson, 5, left, of Garysburg, gets help cutting the ribbon from KIPP: Gaston College Preparatory Primary School Leader Emily Cook during a ribbon cutting for the school.

EDMONDS INCOME TAX SERVICE

Emily Luter, Owner

34 Years...

Founded 1979

BIGGEST & FASTEST Refunds Allowed by the IRS GUARANTEED!

252-537-5794

34 Years...

Founded 1979

Edmonds Income Tax Service Fast, Professional tax preparation service for individuals and small business. Knowledgeable, Fast & Friendsly

unique gift items & decorating shop in the area

• Groceries • Drinks • Cold Beverages • Snacks, etc. Locally Owned and Operated By Paul & Sandra Edmonds

Custom Draperies & Accessories Country Curtains, Bedspreads, Dust Ruffles Plus Much More! Drapery Rods & Shades Fabric, Notions, Lots of Buttons Sewing Machine Parts Needles, Bobbins & Belts

5

Hwy 158 W. at Davie School Roanoke Rapids

34 Years...

34 Years...

TOWN & COUNTRY COUNTRYSIDE INTERIORS BP FOOD MART The original, most

Locally Owned and Operated By Paul & Sandra Edmonds

681 Robertson’s Boat Landing Rd. 252-537-2302

35 Years...

22nd East 10th Street, Roanoke Rapids, NC • 252-537-4080

712 Roanoke Ave. (252) 537-9012 Virginia & Lake Gaston Listings (252) 537-4111

Representing Principal Financial Group Randy Archer

33 Years...

FAIRFIELD APARTMENTS

Off Highway 125 Roanoke Rapids 1 and 2 Bedrooms Handicap Accessible Office Hours: Mon., Tues, Wed., & Fri. 8-5; Thurs. 8-1

Founded 1981

WE CARE ABOUT YOU!

Founded 1981

32 Years...

MSAT Electronics

252-535-3421

212 S. Main St. • Littleton (252) 586-5832

Founded 1981

Founded 1981.

EQUAL HOUSING

OPPORTUNITY

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GOTCHA

16 1/2 Years...


26 Years... DRUGCO Discount Pharmacy

Internet Cafe regs loosened in city

Jacqueline Hough | The Daily Herald Power crews work to restore electricity Monday in Jackson following a storm July 1.

Seretha Pittman

107 Smith ChurCh rd. roanoke rapidS, nC 252-537-7010 www.drugcopharmacy.com “Your One Hour Photo Processing Center”

117 Westover Dr. • Roanoke Rapids

(252) 535-1555

Founded 1987

25 Years...

26 Years...

11 district gives rise to another 1,000-seat performing arts center, such a facility would also be allowed electronic gaming as an accessory use.

for Roanoke Rapids The city of Roanoke Rapids will be getting a new administrative leader in August. Roanoke Rapids City Council members approved a contract Thursday to hire retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Joseph Scherer, of Nelsonville, Ohio, as city manager effective Aug. 14. He is currently Nelsonville’s city manager and has served in this capacity since 2007. Scherer, who was not at Thursday’s meeting, previously served as Administrative Director and Chief of Staff for Chillicothe, Ohio, for four years, according to information supplied by current Interim City Manager Ed Wyatt, Scherer holds a Master’s in Public Administration from Ohio University and a Mas-

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ter’s in Logistics Management from the U.S. Army at Fort Lee, Va. “The new appointee has extensive training in various areas of personnel and employee relations, especially in labor relations and contemporary personnel subjects, such as the Family and Medical Leave Act,” Wyatt said. Scherer will be paid $85,000 a year and will be given a car allowance of $350 per month, plus out-ofcounty mileage for city business. He will also be given a cell phone for conducting city business. Wyatt said Scherer’s moving expenses will be paid by the city and he must establish a permanent residence in Roanoke Rapids within six months.

252-586-2437

Founded 1987

25 Years...

LANDSCAPING AND LAWN CARE

Leveling • Seeding Commercial Spraying & Mowing Complete lawn care, business & residential

Christine Wilder Shamble, Owner Aulander: 806 South Commerce Street, Aulander, NC 27805 (252) 345-6575

East Littleton Road Roanoke Rapids 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments Handicap Accessible Office Hours: Tues., 8:00-12:00; Thurs. 8:00-5:00

REPAIR

WINDCHASE SHORTY’S APARTMENTS TRUCK & AUTO 1400 Buffaloe St. Roanoke Rapids 252-537-3729

252-537-1045

Shorty Parrish, Owner

Founded 1987

Founded 1987

EQUAL HOUSING

OPPORTUNITY

Turn Right at Hwy. Patrol Station

Temporaries, Inc.

“Your Employment Needs Are Our Personal Concern”

252-535-3105 Diana Mallory, Manager

252-536-4477

Roanoke Valley’s Oldest Temporary Employment Service

Founded 1988

Founded 1989

25 Years...

Roanoke Valley Cancer Center

William T. Skinner

212 Smith Church Rd. Roanoke Rapids 537-1717

Picture it

1001 Hamilton St. Suite 200

25 Years...

S R U Y Save on all types of merchandise when you shop the Classifieds.

Attorney at Law

The Daily Herald

115 Mosby Ave, Littleton, NC (252) 586-3757

Dr. C. Thannikkary Michelle Pratt Rae White Cindy Stephens Dennis Owens

CLASSIFIEDS In Print & Online

Founded 1988

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24 Years...

DEBBIE’S CLEANING SERVICE

“The Proffesionals” Hands & Knees Floor Cleaning’ • Commercial • Residential • New Construction • Move In/ Move Out Also Carpet Cleaning Available Debbie Pittman, Owner (252) 537-0362 H • (252) 532-0583 C

Free Estimates

26 Years...

®

921 South Main Street Rich Square NC 27869

Founded 1987

326 Lizard Creek Road Littleton, NC

26 Years...

GARNER’S Holden

Wilders Funeral Home

Scotland Neck: 202 East 10th Street, Scotland Neck, NC 27874 (252) 826-2011

to the city’s land-use ordinance that would allow electronic gaming as an accessory use in the theater itself. In the event the entertainment

www.marysherwood.com

Owner/Operator

Founded 1987

Jackson hit hard New city manager A brief storm July 1 in Northampton County left hundreds of downed trees and many without power. “It literally came out of nowhere,” said Jim Gossip, mayor of Jackson. “In three to four minutes, it did a lot of damage.” As of 9 a.m. July 3, Dominion officials said around 144 people serviced from the Roanoke Rapids office are still without power. At its worst July 1, 2,100 people were without power. The storm hit about 4 p.m. July 1 leaving many homes missing parts of roofs along with shingles and trim. “Within 15 minutes of the storm ending, we were cleaning up,” Gossip said. “We reopened Highway 158, which was blocked with trees.” Also blocked was U.S. 305 between Seaboard and Jackson. Gossip said three commercial buildings were damaged. The Northampton County Memorial Library had a tree fall on it, which tore the gutters off. The town cemetery had several large trees fall. Jackson Police Chief and Public Works Director John Young said the weather “tore us up,” but no injuries were reported.

Hair MARY SHERWOOD Connection LAKE LIVING

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The Roanoke Rapids City Council approved amendments to its ordinances that will allow greater flexibility to existing Internet Cafes and pave the way for machines related to electronic gaming to be placed in The Roanoke Rapids Theatre. In a nearly unanimous vote, with Mayor Pro Tem Carl Ferebee providing the only dissenting vote, council members approved changes

26 Years...

Founded 1989

Founded 1987

www.RRDailyHerald.com XNLV71597

24 Years...

200 Becker Dr. • Roanoke Rapids • (252) 537-1500 “We provide home health care for the people you love.”

As one of the nations’ leaders in home health care, each Interim HealthCare office is uniquely qualified to care for family members with special needs. Our home health aides and companions can help with personal care, meals or even errands, to keep your loved ones at home. To learn more, call us or visit our web site at www.interim.com. Serving Halifax, Northampton & Warren Counties

Founded 1956

24 Years...

LAUREL GLEN APARTMENTS

Clearfield Drive Roanoke Rapids 1 Bedroom Apartments for the Elderly, Disabled & Handicapped Office Hours: Mon. & Wed. 1:00-5:00 & Fri. 8:00-12:00 EQUAL HOUSING

252-537-8100

Founded 1989

OPPORTUNITY

24 Years...

Maranatha Baptist Church “The Lord Cometh”

595 Zoo Road Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 Sunday School - 9:45 am Morning Worship - 11:00 am Evening Worship - 6:00 pm Wednesday Bible Study - 6:00 pm Pastor, Michael D. Little

Founded 1988

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26 Years...


42 Years...

Poe Creek wake zone debate making waves Poe Creek will not be receiving a No Wake Zone many residents have been working to achieve. Halifax County commissioners were deadlocked the first week of October in a vote on whether or not to make an application to N.C. Wildlife for a No Wake Zone on 3,600 feet of the creek, starting at Oak Grove Church and ending at the end of Timber

4 Kay Beaver, above, and Jay Baker speak about the pros and cons of a No Wake Zone. Della Rose | The Daily Herald

Creek. Commissioners Rives Manning, James Pierce and Vernon Bryant voted for the effort with commissioners Rachel Hux, Marcelle Smith and Carolyn Johnson voting against. Officials said the deadlock counts as a “no,” and there is no appeal for this decision. There is no time limit of when commissioners can be asked to consider the matter again.

WASTE INDUSTRIES

3 towns brace for bypass

COMMERCIAL • RESIDENTIAL • CONSTRUCTION • RECYCLING

N.C. Department of Transportation plans to widen Highway 158 through Northampton County and bypass the towns of Garysburg, Jackson and Conway are presenting a new set of challenges for those mayors. The preferred corridor, costing $284 million, does not widen all existing 35 miles of Highway 158 between Garysburg and Murfreesboro, but cuts a bypass through mostly farmland around several Northampton County business and community centers. Town leaders are ramping up for a reality that may include far less vehicular traffic while considering options like annexation. Jacqueline Hough | The Daily Herald With the N.C. Department of Transportation’s While town leaders don’t necessarily agree recent announcement of a preferred corridor Highway 158 needs widening, Conway for widening Highway 158 through Northamp- Mayor Brian Bolton said there are pluses. ton County, local concerns about family farms, Here, the railroad crossing over Highway homes and businesses are surfacing. 158 in Conway. Eminent domain is scheduled to be enacted in 2014 in the Garysburg section with construction beginning in 2016. DOT development engineer Matthew Potter said the department could begin buying property for the 250 feet right of way needed for the projects as early as 2014.

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Heat Wave rolls out arrests

28 Roger Bell | The Daily Herald Roanoke Rapids Police Department Det. Sgt. Jamie Hardy, suspect Aaron Ashe, second from left, Halifax County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Scott Hall and Roanoke Rapids Det. Danny Hundley, right.

Operation Summer Heat Wave, a narcotics investigation involving the Halifax County Sheriff ’s Office, Roanoke Rapids Police Department, Weldon Police Department and the Department of Probation and Parole, moved into Phase One Oct. 26, executing 14 arrests throughout the county for drug violations. Lt. Scott Hall, head of the narcotics unit for the sheriff ’s office, said the investigation began in May, with controlled purchases of illegal drugs in various parts of the county and with assistance

from other departments. The investigation led to the Phase One operation the morning of Oct. 26, where 20 suspects named in 28 cases were listed on arrest warrants, which four teams moved throughout the county to serve. When Phase One concluded, 14 of the 20 suspects listed had been taken into custody, ranging in age from 18 to 78. “This is just the first sweep,” said Halifax County Chief Deputy Wes Tripp. “There will be more to come.”

Becker Farms Properties, L.L.C. 412 Quail Court Rd. Roanoke Rapids

252-537-8415

2211 Highway 301 North • Halifax, North Carolina Bus: 252-536-2011 Fax: 252-536-2681

1, 2, & 3 Bedrooms Apartments

Founded 1970

Founded 1972

41 Years...

A-C ELECTRIC CO., INC.

Jerry Miller Manager

40 Years...

Carpets, Vinyl, Remnants, Custom Rugs and Expert Installation Available Also towels, sheets, etc.... 43 W. 11th St. Roanoke Rapids, NC

Owner: Charles Tant

Owned & Operated by H.F. Stephens & Co.

Founded 1972

North Main Street Littleton, NC Seed & Garden Supplies Screen-Glass-Small Appliances Plumbing & Electrical Supplies Your Friendly Hardware & Paint Store

586-4714

Founded 1972

STEPHENS OUTLET

1500 Carolina Ave • 252-535-2018 SALES & SERVICE

Heating & Air Conditioning • Electrical Contracting & Service Generac & Generator • Sales & Service

LITTLETON HARDWARE, INC.

252-537-2577

Founded 1973

39 Years...

39 Years...

38 Years...

37 Years...

Auto Service Shop

Truck & Auto Accessories Auto Repair & AC Repair Custom Pipe & Mufflers Rebuilt & Used Engines Installed Four Wheel Alignment Wheels & Tires

Textile Converters

4033 Highway 158 Roanoke Rapids, NC Phone 252-537-1417

“Best Muffler Shop in Town!”

252-537-0426

37 Years...

JIMMY’S Ralph’sBarbecue AutoVerters PERNELL’S PIERCE’S Body RepaiR 98 Roanoke Ave. Phone 252-537-0124

“General Auto Repair”

W. 10th Street

Tim Hammack, Owner

928 Julian R. Allsbrook Hwy • Roanoke Rapids

Barbara Dickens, President

Founded 1974

Founded 1974

Founded 1975

37 Years...

THORPE Insurance & Realty

600 Roanoke Ave. 252-535-1743 Bill Thorpe, Jr., Sally Ann Thorpe, Elizabeth Lockhart, Patti Fowler, Ann King, Dona Locke

Founded 1976

Phone: (252) 533-9186

36 Years... “HOP A RIDE” CHOANOKE PUBLIC

TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY “Providing public transportation for the Roanoke Valley” 505 North Main St. • Rich Square, NC For More Information

Call (252) 539-2022 www.choanokepta.org

Founded 1977

Stewart Pernell Owner

Founded 1976

PLUMBING 1312 Bolling Rd

252-537-5874 Faye Pierce, Owner

Founded 1976

36 24Years... Years…

36 Years...

36 Years...

AAA

AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSIONS

PRECISION MACHINE WORK, INC.

1611R Julian Allsbrook 1611 Julian AllsbrookRHwy, Weldon,Hwy NC 27890 Weldon, NC173) 27890 I-95 (Exit I-95 (Exit 173) Group Rooms Group Rooms Contact: Terry Webb Contact: Terry Webb

252-536-4867 536-4867 1-800-329-7466 1-800-329-7466

Founded 1987 Founded 1987

EDWARDS’ BROTHERS

318 Roanoke Ave. Phone 537-5837

Family Owned & Operated

LUCAS

General & Precision Machine Work Machinery Building & Fabricating Aluminum & Stainless Welding

Vince, Louis Jr., Alan & Ricky Edwards

1202 Julian Allsbrook Hwy. Weldon, NC

Founded 1977

Founded 1977

Co-Owners

252-536-2500

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October 2012

41 Years... 41 Years...


June 2012

Peanut butter jams I-95 ramp

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Jacqueline Hough | The Daily Herald Zy’Shanique Futrell, a kindergarten student in Johnnie Mae Pittman’s class, enjoys her breakfast frudel.

Breakfast brings more focus Since February, Dan Harris has made headway in his goal of giving a free, hot breakfast to every kindergarten through eighth grade student in the Halifax County school system. Each morning through the Universal Breakfast Program, students at Hollister Elementary, Pittman Elementary and Scotland Neck Primary schools have breakfast in their classroom.

“It has been going extremely well,” said Harris, child nutrition director for Halifax County Schools. “The students having breakfast in the morning gives them an edge.” The three locations were chosen for the pilot program because elementary schools are easier to monitor and they have the highest percentage of students with free breakfast/ lunch.

23 E. 11th St. Roanoke Rapids, NC

252-535-3555 Phone 252-535-3005 Fax

252-535-2111

•Auto Repair • Skilled Mechanics Johnny Allen, Owner 525 Julian R. Allsbrook Hwy. Roanoke Rapids

937 Gregory Drive • Roanoke Rapids

252-535-2020

Founded 1989

Founded 1989

Founded 1990

Ollie’s

INSURANCE AGENCY 264 Roanoke Ave. • 537-3133 “Friendly Hometown Service” • Specializing in Auto Insurance • Inexperieced Driver’s Rates • Phone Quotes • Low Down Payment

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Danilo R. Bernardo, M.D. Lorenzo B. Santrarina, III, M.D. Daqing Guo, M.D. Practice of Nephrology and Interal Medicine

AUTO SERVICE

qualityprinting @embarqmail.com

23 Years...

Theater sale tied to Internet gaming Ongoing negotiations for the purchase of The Roanoke Rapids Theatre may mean Internet gaming could be part of the venue’s future. Roanoke Rapids City Attorney Gilbert Chichester said a meeting of the city’s planning board, slated for June 21, is a step in the negotiations with the latest potential buyer. City Planning and Development Director Kelly Lasky said the prospective purchaser has requested an amendment to the landuse ordinance that would allow electronic gaming in the Carolina Crossroads entertainment district. These changes, she said, would apply to the district but are being requested specifically for the theater.

Mike & Betty Blanton, Owners

Valley Hypertension Nephrology Associates, P.A.

23 Years... ALLEN’S

Ollie & Renee Overton

Founded 1990

22 Years...

23 Years...

ROANOKE VALLEY MOTORSPORTS

23 Years...

NORTHAMPTON Nursing & Rehab • Rehabilitation Services • Physical Therapy • Speech Therapy • Occupational Therapy • Transitional Services • Skilled Nursing Care • Community Services Meals-on-Wheels

Hwy. 305 North, 200 Hampton Woods Complex Jackson, NC 27845 – 252-534-0131

Founded 1990

23 Years...

550 Julian R. Allsbrook Hwy • Roanoke Rapids www.rrcyclesales.com

(252) 537-5985 • HONDA •KAWASAKI •YAMAHA •SUZUKI • Generators • Parts & Accessories • Jet Boats

• Motorcycles • ATV’s • Personal Water Craft

Founded 1990

Roanoke Rapids, NC

Founded 1990 XNLV69716

AFFORDABLE HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING 508 W. 8th St. • Roanoke Rapids

252-535-2665

Your Local Dealer

It’s Hard To Stop A Trane.®

Tommy Baird & Rudy Draper, Owners Joyce Baird, Secretary

Founded 1991

22 Years...

OAKLAND CLEANERS Oakland Shopping Ctr. Mon. - Sat.

New Environmentally Friendly “Green Earth” Solvent Stephen Hemelt | The Daily Herald The sale of The Roanoke Rapids Theatre could be tied to an ordinance amendment that would allow Internet gaming inside the building.

Adria Robbins Owner

Founded 1991

21 Years...

21 Years...

21 Years...

1002 E 10th Street Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870

509 Julian Allsbrook Hwy. (252) 537-5044 “Engineered products and services for pulp, paper, wood products and forest industries”

Management Consultant Services, Inc.

Hwy. 158 West, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870

252-535-7970

Specializing in Quality Used Automobiles Chuck Gowen & Charlie Gowen

Founded 1992

(252) 535-2268

Founded 1992

Jeanne Harding, President

Founded 1992

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Lunchtime included a heavy dose of peanut butter for drivers. A truck pulling a load of rejected peanut butter spread some of its cargo while turning from Julian Allsbrook Highway to I-95 southbound at exit 173. “This is a first,” said Jason Patrick, Roanoke Rapids Fire Department battalion chief. The spill occurred at 11:28 a.m. June 11. Drivers navigated around a coned area but were able to continue to Interstate 95 without stopping.

Quality Printing Company

24 Years...

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24 Years...


State Rep. Michael Wray, DGaston, won a landslide victory Nov. 6 in the newly mapped District 27, which includes Halifax and Northampton counties exclusively. Wray has held the District 27 office since 2005 and is state house Deputy Minority Whip. With more than 87,148 votes counted in the contest, incumbent state Sen. Ed Jones, D-Enfield, had 72.2 percent of the vote compared to 27.8 percent for Republican challenger Warren Nail in the race for the Fourth Senatorial District. Fostering a spirit of bipartisanship is the key to moving America forward for U.S. Rep. G.K. Butterfield as he enters his fifth term on Capitol Hill. And Halifax County’s District 1 voters decided four more years was right for incumbent Democrat County Commissioner Carolyn Johnson.

50 Years...

Buick, GMC

Rebuilders

QUALITY Little & Jenkins

Incumbent winners

“Award Winning Service Department” 1615 E. 10th St. Roanoke Rapids

Buyers of Land & Timber

Engine and Transmission Rebuilding • General Auto Repair 1333 American Legion Road Roanoke Rapids

(252) 537-6161

(252) 537-0432

Founded 1962

Founded 1963

• Paying top dollar while following professional workmanship • Providing quality forest management through 1st & 2nd thinning & clear cuts

Tel: 434-636-2168 Fax: 434-636-3035 Email: reclog@buggs.net

7 Della Rose | The Daily Herald State Rep. Michael Wray, D-Gaston, stands next to state Sen. Ed Jones, D-Enfield, the night of Nov. 6 at Halifax County Democratic headquarters following the representatives’ election victories for terms in the General Assembly.

Major pot operation busted Enviva begins wood operations With more than 10,000 truckloads of wood expected to come across its scales between now and March — when the company goes into full operations — Enviva Pellets Northampton celebrated its first load Tuesday. “We will consume a lot of wood,” said Fiber Supply Manager Ann Hudomint, adding by the time the company opens, she will have about 260,000 tons of wood on the ground waiting to be processed. The company, which produces wood pellets for power generation predominately in Europe, started construction of its Northampton facility in mid May. When the wood is brought to the plant, it’s weighed, then inspectors ensure it is the proper type of wood and quality the company requires.

14 Della Rose | The Daily Herald The first of many loads of wood comes across the scales at Enviva Pellets Northampton Nov. 13.

Roanoke Rapids Deputy Police Chief Tommy Hathaway said a “lengthy” investigation led to the department’s Special Operations Team and Narcotics Division executing a search warrant at 300 Roanoke Ave. early Nov. 20, and while that search yielded plenty of evidence, it led to more investigating and more discovery. “During that search, they found some marijuana, a large number of weapons and some illegal, nontaxable liquor,” Hathaway said. It was also discovered the building’s occupant, identified as Kenneth Brooks, 49, of Roanoke Rapids, was also the primary occupant

• • •

of 298 Roanoke Ave., right across East 3rd Street from the building they had just searched. Hathaway said this discovery led to a second search around 10:30 a.m. Nov. 20 at 298 Roanoke Ave. This second search, Hathaway said, led to the discovery of evidence suggesting more illegal activity. “They found an indoor marijuana grow operation that encompassed the entire third floor of the building,” Hathaway said. The department’s entire investigations division came to the scene, along with agents from N.C. Alcohol Law Enforcement. A truck was brought in to haul out the massive amount of evidence collected.

252-537-9907

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Founded 1965

45 Years...

HAMMACK’S INC. Appliances • Parts & Service • Embroidery • Digital Printing Experienced Sales Staff

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Owners: Henry & Judy Dickens XNLV70326

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Tax PreParaTion • real esTaTe

PO Box 5 Ebony, Va. 23845

Founded: 1962

P&A PAWN SHOP

Roger Bell | The Daily Herald Halifax County District Attorney Melissa Pelfrey, left, joins Roanoke Rapids Police Department Interim Chief Jeff Hinton at a crime scene at 298 Roanoke Ave.

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Lifetime Guarantee on ALL Body & Paint Work Complete Body Repair Computerized Frame Straightening All Insurance Companies Accepted 24 Hour Wrecker Service

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832 Julian Allsbrook Hwy. Roanoke Rapids, NC Open Mon.-Fri. 9-5:30; Sat. 9-12 • Family Owned & Operated

Founded 1968

43 Years...

Founded 1966

BONE’S TOYOTA

“Award Winning Service Department” 1615 E. 10th St. Roanoke Rapids

Founded 1968

44 Years...

44 Years... ENDER!

WE SURR

Martin Exterminating Company

HOME HEALTH & HOSPICE OF HALIFAX

1780 Roanoke Avenue Roanoke Rapids

252-308-0700 Providing quality home and hospice care to the citizens of Halifax County

“Complete Pest & Termite Control” Licensed in VA & NC

1229 Julian Allsbrook Hwy • Roanoke Rapids, NC

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Founded 1969

Founded 1969

42 Years

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Sales & Service, Inc. 1847 Eaton Ferry Rd., Littleton, NC 252-586-3593 www.overbymarine.com

Refrigeration & Heating Service, Inc.

Overby Marine

“Family owned & operated business that has grown for over 40 years by our commitment to satisfied customers!”

Founded 1970

45 Years...

(252) 537-6161

Exit 171, Left Turn on Hwy. 125, Right Turn at the Caution Light At Days Crossroad

Trophies, Awards, Plaques Framing & Prints Fax

Founded 1966

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Founded 1971

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PRICE’S Contact Chris Paul or John Paul

(252) 537-5321

Heating • AC • Electrical Industrial • Commercial Residential “Serving the Roanoke Valley Area” NC Elec. 22618-U • HVAC/PL 20067 VA Lic. 2705058412A

Founded 1971

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51 Years...


May 2012 Setting goals early on

The Roanoke Rapids Theatre sale at ‘impasse’ The sale of The Roanoke Rapids Theatre appears to be at an impasse, according to city leaders. Roanoke Rapids Interim City Manager Ed Wyatt told city council members May 1 he would characterize the city’s proposed sale of the venue to Lafayette Gatling as “at an im-

Goal setting is what Hope Walker, a principal intern through the Northeast Leadership Academy, and others at the school wanted in having students keep long-range plans in mind. “To help youngsters make the connection between school and life, we

implemented a school-wide vision and goal setting strategy that involved every student in the school,” Walker said. And walking down the main hall of the school, the goals on the walls range from being an architect to being a preacher.

passe,” meaning no progress is currently being made, but things could always get moving again. “We had hoped we would have positive signs from the theater heading into this budget,” Wyatt said. “But right now, we are not seeing those signs.”

Rusty’s

W. Louis Chetty, M.D. Halifax Northampton Internal Medicine, P.A.

Alignment Service 900 Roanoke Avene

252-535-1144 Rusty Wells, Owner

Computer Alignment • Balancing • NC Inspections Brakes • Tires Open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Mon.-Fri. • Weekends by Appointment

Founded 1992

20 Years... MAGNOLIA GARDENS, INC. Highway 158 Warrenton, NC

252-257-1306 Founded 1993

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WILDWOOD

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n Cosmetics Makeovers/Wedding, Proms (Skin Care/Colors) n Facial Waxing n Hydrating Steam Facials n Gift Certificates

Yvonne Elias, Studio Owner

Founded 1993

18 Years...

Nursery & Garden Center 847 Lizard Creek Rd., Henrico

252-586-3685

404 Main Street Scotland Neck, N.C. 27874

• Trees • Plants • Shrubs • Flowers

Tel: 252.578.9752 or 252.826.3752

Garden Decor Items & Gift Items!

www.roofrus1.com

Everything you need for a healthy and beautiful lawn & garden.

18 Years...

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QUANKEY HILLS APARTMENTS Treatment for...

- Back Pain/ Neck Pain - Headaches - Muscle Spasms - Work Related & Auto Injuries

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244 Smith Church Road, Suite D Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 252-537-0077

Founded 1993

20 years...

Founded 1993

Flame of Freedom A local veterans resource took time to honor a symbol of freedom when it stopped in Roanoke Rapids May 25 on its way to the nation’s capital. Rolling Thunder’s Flame of Freedom, symbolizing the plight of America’s POWs and MIAs, began burning in 2009. The flame is carried across the country each year by members of the Rolling Thunder motorcycle group to bring attention to the fact the United States still has many soldiers, sailors and airmen missing from wars going back to World War II, and those missing must be accounted for. “This is indeed a good afternoon to recognize those relatives and friends who continue to seek a full accounting for loved ones, comrades in arms, and friends,” said retired Brig. Gen. David Johnson, U.S. Air Force.

20 Years...

Drs. Wayne & Lana Horn Julie • Lynne • Olivia

400 D. Becker Drive • (252)537-2425

Founded 1995

Halifax, NC

One & two bedrooms, handicap & rental assisted units available. 24 Units Phone: (252) 583-2209 TDD 1-800-735-2962 or mail inquires to: PO Box 39, Halifax, NC 27839 Office Hours: Tues 8:30-4, Thurs 8:30-4

Opened 1995

17 Years...

K-12 A Beka Curriculum “Come Grow with Us” (252)535-3007

Founded 1993

Founded 2003

18 Years...

DTH Management MOSBY FOREST APARTMENTS Littleton, NC

18 Years... LITTLETON ELDERLY APARTMENTS Littleton, NC

One & two bedrooms, handicap & One & two bedrooms apartments for rental assisted units available. the elderly. 24 Units 24 Units Phone: (252) 586-4405 Phone: (252) 586-4405 TDD 1-800-735-2962 TDD 1-800-735-2962 or mail inquires to: or mail inquires to: 400 Oak Hill Lane, Littleton, NC 27850 400 Oak Hill Lane, Littleton, NC 27850 Office Hours: Office Hours: Mon., Wed., & Fri. 8:00 - 4:00 Mon., Wed., & Fri. 8:00 - 4:00

Opened 1996

16 Years...

Opened 2001

of Roanoke Rapids

Appliances • Lawn & Garden Craftsman Tools • TVs

252-537-3523 1211 Julian Allsbrook Hwy Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870

Founded 1995

16 Years... 16 Years...

ROANOKE CINEMA Roanoke Rapids • 252-537-6302

Dustin Renwick | The Daily Herald Monica Cash, president of Rolling Thunder North Carolina Chapter Seven, holds the Flame of Freedom while Colleen Williams, right, and Diane McLawhorn, center, look on.

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Jacqueline Hough | The Daily Herald Maddox Witt, right, shows Belmont Elementary School Principal Intern Hope Walker about becoming an architect.

1046 East 10th St., Roanoke Rapids

252-537-2111

We Sell & Service

518 Julian Allsbrook • Roanoke Rapids (across from Brewers Radiator) • Mon.-Sat.

252-535-1255

Since 1996

Pool Chemicals • Supplies Service • Maintenance Mark & Tammy Fell Owners

Founded 1997

Just south of the county courthouse on 301 in Halifax

252.583.1122 www.halifaxmotors.com

Founded 1997

See You At The Movies! FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT

Oakland Shopping Center

Linda Clifton, Manager Established in Roanoke Rapids 1997

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21 Years...


59 Years

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Strickland Associates, Inc.

Jones passes 350 jobs part of new mill

A United States Congressman and North Carolina’s Governor made sure to sing his praises, but what stood out about Ed Jones was his ability to relate to and connect with scores of people from young to old and black to white. Jones, 62, state senator from Enfield, died at 2:20 p.m. Dec. 14 at his Halifax County home following his battle with pancreatic cancer, leaving behind his wife Mary, their children and grandchildren, and a legacy of public service. A dedicated public servant, voters championed his return to Raleigh just more than a month ago, electing him to a fourth term in the Senate with a landslide 72.32 percent victory margin. “I am deeply saddened by the passing of my very good friend and colleague Sen. Ed Jones,” state Rep. Michael Wray, D-Gaston, said. “Ed was one of the most influential people in my life, both personRandy Wrenn | The Daily Herald ally and professionally and I am a better person for having known State Sen. Ed. Jones is seen in 2009 at The Roanoke Rapids Theatre. him.”

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Gov. Bev Perdue announced Dec. 19 more good paying jobs will be coming to the Roanoke Valley. Klausner Mills, an international lumber company, is expanding its operations to include a new facility at 260 Piper Lane, off Highway 301 in Enfield, and will bring 350 new jobs with it. “Halifax County is proud to be the new home of Klausner Lumber Two as they expand their global footprint to the United States,” chairman of the Halifax County Board of Commissioners James Pierce said. “In addition to the 350 direct jobs that will be created by Klausner, additional jobs will be created in the forest products-supply chain that will provide good-paying jobs for our citizens and further strengthen our local economy.” Halifax County Economic Development Director Cathy Scott said the company will build a state-ofthe-art lumber processing facility. “This will be the company’s first mill in the United States,” Scott said. She said $110 million will be invested by the company, and the jobs will be created over the next three years. Scott said Klausner will receive a grant of up to $750,000 from the One North Carolina Fund, to support the expansion, and a local match is required.

Winburn said the company likes to hire from within the community. Conway Town Administrator Nancy Jenkins has watched the store being built. “It is amazing how much work is done in a day,” she said. “A lot of people have said they can’t believe how fast. They are really working hard to get it open as soon as possible.” Town officials found out about the new store during their November 2012 board meeting.

252-537-6081 Check out our sales and rental listings at www.stricklandassociates27870.com

Founded 1954

56 Years...

www.claytonhomesofroanokerapids.com

“Quality isn’t Cheap, It’s Priceless”

Founded 1956

In Business Since 1956

HOCKADAY

Funeral & Cremation Service Caring For Those Who Need Us, One Family At A Time

ALWAYS IN BLOOM - FLOWERS FOR ALL OCCASIONS

Now offering Pet Cremation Services Locally Owned & Operated As It Always Has Been 252-537-6144 • www.hockadayfs.com

Founded 1957

Jody Morris, Mgr.

56 Years... 1625 E 10th Street Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 252-537-2583 Hours: Mon-Fri 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM www.probuild.com

Founded 1956

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55 Years... 55 Years... 54 Years... 53 Years... NATIONAL BOSEMAN INSURANCE COLEMAN PEARCE Agency, Inc. Funeral Home FINANCE CONCRETE Jack Boseman Hwy. 301 North WORKS COMPANY Garysburg, NC 27831

Serving the Roanoke Valley for over 50 years. NEW LOCATION 402 Becker Drive Roanoke Rapids, NC

53 Years... 53 Years...

Crestview Memorial PARK BAPTIST Cemetery

Jacqueline Hough | The Daily Herald A new Family Dollar store is under construction in the town of Conway. The 8,000 square-feet store is slated to open during the first part of 2013.

1716 E. 10th St. 252-537-5198

252-537-3223

497 Hwy. 48, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 • Fax: 252-537-4645

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RIGHTMYER MACHINE RENTALS, INC.

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Opened in Roanoke Rapids in 1958

Family Dollar coming to Conway A new Family Dollar store being built in Conway is set to open in the first part of the new year. Bryn Winburn, public relations manager for Family Dollar, said an 8,000 square-feet store will open during the first part of 2013. The store will be located on West Main Street across from town hall. “We are very excited about serving this new community,” she said. The Conway store is expected to employ about eight to 10 team members.

915 Park Avenue, Roanoke Rapids, NC

56 Years...

A “Perpetual Care” Cemetery Bronze Memorials Mausoleums Crypts Columbarium Niches

Michael T. Showalter, Owner Phone (252) 537-4914 Fax (252) 537-8064 489 Smith Church Rd. • Roanoke Rapids, NC

Founded 1960

CHURCH

1136 Virginia Ave

(252) 537-5342

Pastor Rick Gaskins Sunday School 9:45am Worship 11:00am Wednesday Worship 7pm

Founded 1960

• Septic Tanks • Drain Lines • Tank Cleaning 5795 Hwy. 903 Phone 252-537-2410 Owners JAMES H. PEARCE & JIMMY PEARCE

1037 East 10th St. Roanoke Rapids bosemaj@nationwide.com

NATIONWIDE INSURANCE Nationwide is on your side

(252) 537-8338

Founded 1958 Founded 1959

53 Years...

Roanoke Valley Lake Gaston Board of Realtors

Sandra Shearin, President Beth Cook, MLS President Chris Triepke, Executive Officer

252-676-4679

Founded 1960

Service That Is Distinctive But Not Expensive Burial Plans Offered, Ages 0-85 Phone: (252) 536-3896 Fax: (252) 536-2212

Founded 1960

52 Years... XNLV70503

921 Roanoke Ave. (252) 537-6041

1607 Roanoke Ave.

Hometown Service Superstore Prices We Deliver

(252) 535-7096

www.lynchsofficesupply.com

Founded 1961

Opened 1997

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$50,000 or more in recent vandalism at the now-closed Eastman School has Halifax County Schools officials seeking information. Keith Hoggard, public information officer for the school system, said an estimated $47,000 in material was stolen from the various buildings on the school campus. The vandalism was extensive — roof tiles destroyed, wires and pipes cut, insulation littering the hallways, radiators destroyed or taken (for the copper), etc.,” Hoggard said. “Every building sustained extensive damage from the vandalism.” Hoggard said Cliff Pearson, director of maintenance and transportation, discovered the damage March 23. Pearson took resource officers and central office administrators on a tour of the buildings March 26.

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Tolling fight goes regional A coalition designed to fight the tolling of Interstate 95 has taken its fight down the corridor to hopefully strengthen its voice. No Tolls on I-95 — a coalition which began in January after a meeting in Roanoke Rapids, where North Carolina Department of Transportation officials said they believed tolling to be the only feasible funding option for $4.4 billion in improvements to the interstate — hosted a meeting in Smithfield April

17, drawing tourism and business leaders from other I-95 communities in order to help broaden the coalition. “If we sit on the sidelines and let this happen, shame on us,” said KapStone Kraft Paper Vice President of Mill Operations Anitra Collins, who has taken a leadership role in the coalition. “Our chances of success are greater if we speak with one voice, border to border.”

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“Automobile Customization”

602 Julian R. Allsbrook Highway Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870

Barton

(252) 533-2902

110 Wister Court, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870

For application or information, please call

“A&M”

Founded 1998...

15 Years...

252-519-1099 TDY 800-735-2962

XNLV71002

Nagarjuna Yerra, MD

Board Certified In Gastroenteology Stomach & Intestines Specialist

Performing At office....

Contributed to The Daily Herald Halifax County Schools central office administrators and Halifax County Sheriff’s Office resource officers look at damage done by vandals to Eastman School.

Founded 1998

• ColonosCopies • Upper endosCopies • CapsUle endosCopies • HemorrHiod Banding

1007 Gregory Drive • Roanoke Rapids, NC 252-535-6478

Moss said Broadnax was part of a group instrumental in building a housing development in town. “People just liked him,” Moss said. “He always commented that the person who would beat him hadn’t been born yet. He was contested a couple of times, but never defeated. He was well known across the state and nationally. When I would go to conferences, I would tell people where I was from, and his name would pop up. He had the gift to gab. Yeah, I liked him.” Rural Health Group CEO Brian Har-

ris said Broadnax was the soul of the organization since 1974 when he and other community leaders decided Northampton County needed health care. “Melvin was not just our first and only board chairman for close to 40 years, he was the impetus behind the group’s dedication to the under served,” Harris said. “His compassion for others and his passion for equal access to superior quality health care have been the underpinnings of RHG and will continue to drive RHG.”

Founded 1998

252-534-1430

www.jonesfencecompany.com

Rex Jones

Marcia Jones

Brian Jones

Travis Jones

Founded 1998

14 Years...

GARNER’S Lawn Care Center

We would like to thank everyone for your support over the last 12 years and we look forward to continue serving the Roanoke Valley in the future. 731 Roanoke Avenue, Roanoke Rapids, NC 252-537-8888 • www.askewfs.com

Trimmers, Blowers, Mowers, Chain Saws, etc. Complete lines of: HUSQVARNA • ECHO • SHINDAIWA • STIHL BOBCAT • DIXIE CHOPPER • CUB CADET

Founded 1999

13 Years... 13 years...

Jackson

15 Years...

101 O LD FARM ROAD ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC 27870 (252) 533-0022

TOLL FREE RESERVATIONS: 1-800-337-0550 BaymontInns.com roanokerapids.nc@cphosp.com

Found 1998

14 Years...

ANDRE DAY’S BAIL BONDING SERVICES le ilab Ava URS 24 HO

Fast • Dependable • Discreet 252-826-0413 Toll Free 1-877-826-0499

Founded 1999

13 Years... 13 Years... A Catered Affair Owners: Robert & Gussie Silver

Three Bridge Rd. Turn Right at Hwy. Patrol Station Sales & Service

203 WS Main St. Littleton, NC 27850

Founded 1999

Founded 2000

252-536-2000

252-586-1222

12 Years...

Established in Roanoke Rapids 2000

11 Years...

Mini Shops

123 West Jefferson St • Jackson 534-1081

“Variety of Toys, Antiques, Household Needs & Etc.”

Space Available to Rent Nell R. Martin, Proprietor

Founded 2000

XNLV69680

Longtime Seaboard mayor and Roanoke Valley community stalwart Dr. Melvin Broadnax died Sunday. Current Seaboard Mayor Bobie Moss said many in town are very sad about the loss, adding Broadnax had been the mayor of Seaboard for 21 years. “He will be very missed,” Moss said. “He was a pillar of our community.” Broadnax, 82, was board chairman of Rural Health Group Inc. for nearly 40 years, and was still serving the board until his death.

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252-536-3929

JONES FENCE & CUSTOM VINYL, LLC

“For all your lawn and garden equipment and tools needed”

Roger Bell | The Daily Herald KapStone Kraft Paper Vice President of Mill Operations Anitra Collins, left, talks with KapStone Communications Manager Kimberly Bracy, right, before a meeting of the No Tolls on I-95 coalition in Smithfield April 17.

615 Three Bridge Rd., Hwy 125 Turn Right at Hwy. Patrol Station

We install vinyl siding, vinyl screen porch enclosures, vinyl replacement windows, wood decks as well as composite decking and of course, as always, custom fabricated vinyl fence and rails, installation of chainlink, custom wood and aluminum fence.

14 Years...

4

EQUAL HOUSING

OPPORTUNITY

Plants, Flowers, Trees... Everything to make your world green!

15 Years...

Founded 1998

Valley loses leader in Broadnax

Dr. Melvin Broadnax

Refrigerator Handicap Accessible Range Emergency Call System Blinds Community Room Carpet Coin Operated Laundry Central Heat & Air Room Rent Based on Income

15 Years...

Founded 2000

320 Pleasant Hill Road • Gaston, NC 27832 252.308.6932 www.kippgcp.org

Founded 2001

A volunteer charitable organization founded on the principle of helping foster children with special needs not provided for by the government. We rely strictly on donations and receive no funding from any government.

Merchandise donations accepted at our Thrift Store, 14 E. 11th St., Roanoke Rapids, Tues. - Sat. 10-5 252-535-2508 for more information

Founded 2002

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School vandalism $47K

1 Bedroom Apartments for 62 YEARS AND OLDER

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April 2012

15 Years...

15 years...


career, Scales will move into the top seven if she continues this year’s average of three and a half goals per game. A deep postseason run might give Scales an outside shot of becoming the NCHSAA’s fourth female soccer player in state history to crack the 200-goal barrier in her career.

Jan 19 There is no secret on how big Jan. 20’s game in Gaston will be between Northampton East Rams and Northampton West STEM High School Hurricanes. For the first time in a long time both teams are really good. The Hurricanes are ranked No. 7 in the state and sit atop the Tar Roanoke Athletic Conference standings with a 6-1 record, the same league record as the Rams. However, records are just a small piece of the puzzle. At a December Northampton County

Schools Board of Education meeting, it was decided the two schools would consolidate beginning next school year.

Jones’ success after disease nearly broke him The football season came to an end for the Roanoke Rapids Yellow Jackets after they fell to North Johnston in the playoffs on Nov. 4, 2011. It was a disappointing loss for Northern Carolina 2A Conference Defensive Player of the Year Nazair Jones. Just a few hours later, the loss looked trivial to the star defensive end. “I got up to go to the bath-

room the morning after the playoff game, and I couldn’t walk,” Jones said. “I was taken to the emergency room.” Jones would eventually be diagnosed as having complex regional pain syndrome, a debilitating disease that results in multiple functional loss of the autonomic nervous system. The symptoms would grow progressively worse for the

6-feet, 6-inches tall, 255-pound Jones. Within a month, he lost 50 pounds. “I was scared,” Jones said. “Not only about possibly never playing again, I was afraid I might not be able to walk again.” Jones, 17, is back on the football field for the Yellow Jackets, but the journey was difficult, with several setbacks. It is a road Jones still travels.

Roanoke Rapids High School senior football standout Nazair Jones is returning to form in 2012 season after illness nearly wrecked his playing career following his junior season. Randy Wrenn | The Daily Herald

Founded 1939

67 Years... HARDING & LLOYD’S DECORATING CENTER GRIZZARD, LLC The George Privott grumbl i n g s started a year ago and continued throughout the summer. Meanwhile, during the dog days of summer, even before then in the spring, Privott went to work. He, who coached NorthamptonEast, ultimately was named head coach of Northampton County. Ignoring all the distractions, Privott started the process of putting a winning team on the field, with the mindset the county would rally and get behind a good product on the field. Mission accomplished.

Nov 4

Oct 7

1125 E. 10th Street Roanoke Rapids, NC

BARNES

Al & Leigh Ann Eatman, Owners

SALES INC.

Paint • Mini Blinds Wall Covering • Floor Covering

“Making Your World A Little Easier”

Founded 1946

Founded 1946

64 Years...

GAY IMPLEMENT Second Street Lunch CO., INC. 22 E 2nd St Roanoke Rapids (252) 537-5635

“Your John Deere Dealer”

Providing Lawn and Garden & Farm Equipment Sales & Service Seaboard, NC

(252) 589-2611

Founded 1949

644 Roanoke Ave., Roanoke Rapids, NC

(252) 535-4545 Founded 1949

61 Years...

Rev. Dale Eatmon, Pastor

Bible Believing, Bible Preaching Encouraging Word Loving God, Loving People 4235 Aurelian Springs Road Halifax, NC 27839 (Just off I-95, Exit 168)

Best Burgers and Hot Dogs in Town!

Founded 1949

Bobby & Billy Barnes, Owners

Founded 1947

64 Years...

Founded 1945

Thomas H. Wellman William O.White, Jr. Holly N. Wilson

Imperial Bedding • Catnapper Furniture Holland House

252-537-4193

252-585-0394

Attorneys-at-Law

“Complete Home Furnishings & Accessories”

John Daniels, Owner 600 Julian Allsbrook Hwy. Roanoke Rapids, NC

STUDIO HOURS: Tues.-Fri. 9am-5pm By appointment Highway 158 near Conway

WELLMAN, WHITE & WILSON, PLLC.

2123 W. 10th Street • 252-537-6977

Get the Good Stuff

252-537-4102

Carol Hedspeth, Photographer

Member Professional Photographers of America and Professional Photographers of North Carolina

64 Years...

66 Years...

67 Years...

Fine Portraiture and Wedding Photography, Copy and Restoration Photography, & Quality Cutom Framing

XNLV71305

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Of course George Privott was supposed to pay attention to the game, not the crowd. But on Oct. 5, when Northampton County hosted Weldon for its homecoming game, the Jags coach couldn’t help himself. He had to take a peak at the mass of people behind him. “It was one of the biggest crowds I have seen since I have been here,” he said. “With the band playing, the crowd and everything ... I felt like I was at a college game.” In the past, home games in Creeksville may have drawn 250 or 300 people on a good night. The Oct. 5 homecoming crowd had close to 3,000 fans. Seems like everyone in the county came to see the Jags. When the Northampton County Board of Education made the decision to merge the county’s two high schools, grumblings could be heard from Henrico to Conway. For every person who wanted to see it happen, there seemed to be 10 who did not want to see a change.

Coastal Treated Products Company

XNLV71566

Senior Jessica Scales will leave her mark in the history of Roanoke Rapids soccer and is climbing the all-time goal scoring ladder for the North Carolina High School Athletic Association. Scales has 157 career goals, 13th in women’s soccer state history according to the NCHSAA record book. With at least five games left in her

Jags’ fanbase unity

Conway Photo and Print Shop

60 Years...

Phone 252-536-0987 Come and Experience the Difference!

Founded 1952

59 Years... COMMUNITY DRIVE-IN RESTAURANT

Oscars 123 W 10th St., Roanoke Rapids (252) 537-2048

“Serving The Finest In Sandwiches & Home Cooked Meals”

"People just like real food. This is one thing that makes Oscars so popular. Real down to earth southern cooking."

For Take-Out Orders Call 537-0909

Founded 1953

HigHway 158 west

World Famous Hot Dogs!

CHarles & Mable allen, Owners

Founded 1954

59 Years...

CAROLYN LITTLE Insurance Agent

736 Roanoke Ave. • 537-4605

Nationwide® On Your Side

Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and Affiliated Companies. A Life Insurance issued by Nationwide Life Insurance Company. Home Office: Columbus, OH 43215-2220. Nationwide, the Nationwide framemark and On Your Side are federally registered service marks of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. EQUAL HOUSING

Founded 1954

OPPORTUNITY Insurer

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Coastal Treated Products Company

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Local pit bull Elle 2nd in national ‘Dog Whisperer’ and actively works to promote the good name of the pit bull breed across the Roanoke Valley. Elle is also an ambassador for pit bulls at www.imnotamonster.org. Brewer said she was hopeful Elle would win, because she really is a great dog. Brewer said it is frustrating the pit bull breed often gets typecast and blamed for bad behavior in other breeds. Brewer contends people need to be responsible for their animals.

Future entrepreneurs

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Della Rose | The Daily Herald Auctioneer Gary Lennox, of E.B. Harris Auction Company, called the 50th Annual Used Farm Equipment Auction Sale.

1,500 attend, $10K raised event earned a little more than 2011’s version and was aided greatly by sunny, warm weather. Money raised will benefit Lions community projects. Burke said the auction is the group’s largest fundraiser.

Three Weldon STEM High School students hope to use skills learned from a pilot program there to own and operate their own businesses. Every Tuesday from 3:15 to 4:30 p.m., freshmen Al-leme Mallory and Chrishawna Arrington and sophomore Devonte Ghee come to the Small Business Academy offered at the school.

The academy is available through a partnership between the BusinessEducation Partnership of the Roanoke Valley Chamber of Commerce, Halifax Community College and Weldon City Schools. Since Jan. 31, students have learned about creating their own business through curriculum, etc.

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Chrishawna Arrington, left, combined her love of talk and gossip to create a teen blog for Roanoke Valley youth during the Small Business Academy at Weldon STEM High School. Helping her to research how to sell ads for her site is facilitator Barb Roeder. Jacqueline Hough | The Daily Herald

8 Years… 10 Years...

10 Years...

Flowers

CUT-N-UP Under Lisa Lambert’s Ownership

SALON & TANNING

401 A Becker Dr., Roanoke Rapids, NC

(252) 535-2684

Lisa Lambert, Owner/Operator

• Christel Gordon •Jessi Long • Kathy Barnes • Suzzanne Holt • Sheri Clements • Teresa Clements • Jessica Powell • Breanna Mills

Dust Away Cleaning Service Residential, commercial, stripping and waxing, windows & construction clean up.

Cell: 252-673-6385 Home: 252-536-4229 dustaway_cleaning@charter.net dust-away-cleaning.com

7 Years... Dinner Hours: Thursday - Saturday 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

1020 Roanoke Avenue Roanoke Rapids, NC 252-535-2071

Founded 2006

5 POINTS FOOD MART • Groceries • Grill • Gasoline

Victor Power Owner 110 Pear Street Garysburg, N.C. 27831

Founded 2003

Full Service Florist Specializing In... • Fresh Floral Arrangements • Silk Arrangements • Wedding Flowers • Fresh Green & Blooming Plants • Funeral Tributes • Novelty gifts • Scented Candles 109 West Jefferson St. Jackson • (252)534-1600

9 Years...

9 Years...

Founded 2002

5501 Hwy 903 Roanoke Rapids, NC

Founded 2004

7 Years... Hardwood, Laminate, Carpet, Vinyl, etc. 1104 Roanoke Avenue Roanoke Rapids

(252) 533-0508 Serving NC & VA Brian Bohanon

Founded 2006

“Custom Framing”

“See What’s In Store!”

Beth & Jim Miller

Monday - Saturday 10am-8pm (Closed Sunday for Worship) Located in Premier Landing Roanoke Rapids, NC (252) 535-9171

404 Becker Drive Roanoke Rapids, NC

252-533-0600

Founded 2002

10 Years...

10 Years...

Check Your Paper Wed. For Our Specials!

Pepper’s & Doughtie’s Antiques

Piggly Wiggly

By Wayne

Founded 2003 Founded 2003

Founded 2003

We guarantee all our meats & fish. We custom cut steaks. Whole hogs. Fresh Shrimp, Oysters by the bushel. 25+ Years of Meat Market Experience Artie, Paula, McKenzie & Madison Elias, Owners

Buyer & Seller of Antiques

Custom Cutting Fresh Meats • Daily to Your Satisfaction 136 Roanoke Rapids Rd. • Gaston, NC

252-537-5661

8 Years... Unique Gifts & Jewelry

“Best selection of flags in town”

Custom made wreaths & bows Yankee Candles • Tervis Tumber Growing-up Birthday Girls Jim Shore • Candle Warmers Claire Burke • Home Decor Silver Jewelry • Green Leaf Aroma Décor Diffuser Frangrances

(252) 535-9008

Founded 2005

7 Years... BEST RIBS IN TOWN.

200 Premier Blvd. • Roanoke Rapids

(252) 537-1414

General Manager, Brian Barrett www.logansroadhouse.com

Founded 2006

Founded 2003

Amy’s

1031 Roanoke Avenue Roanoke Rapids, NC

We make a difference in the lives of the families we serve. 525 A Becker Drive Roanoke Rapids, NC

139 Elams Rd. littlEton, nEaR Food lion 252-586-3836 www.drugcopharmacy.com

252-535-1605

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7 Years...

Founded 2003

8 Years... DRUGCO Discount Pharmacy

8 Years...

Founded 2005

252-537-8875

Founded 2005

7 Years...

Riverside Steve’s Tire & Consulting Auto Center

Tutoring aligned with common core standards in Math and Language Arts, for grades K-8.

New & Used Tires Oil Changes • state inspeCtiOn Brake WOrk • refill lp tanks

(252) 673-5801

100 Julian Allsbrook Hwy Roanoke Rapids, NC

Founded 2006

Founded 2006

Becker Village Mall 1620 East 10th St. • Roanoke Rapids, NC Audrey Mullen

252-537-6203

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Leah Brewer couldn’t wait to enter her dog, Elle, in “Dog Whisperer” Cesar Millan’s Pit Bull of the Year contest on his website in February. However, coming in as one of the top three in the national contest was a definite surprise. Elle is a registered therapy dog, a certified Canine Good Citizen and member of the Halifax County Canine Good Citizens Group. She helps with children’s reading programs, makes lots of public appearances

944 Raleigh St. Roanoke Rapids, NC 252-533-0961• Mon-Sat 10 am - 6 pm

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Della Rose | The Daily Herald Elle the Pit Bull and her mom Leah Brewer. Elle placed second in Cesar Millan’s Pit Bull of the Year contest.

More than 1,500 attendees contributed to a $10,000 profit at the Seaboard Lions Club’s 50th Annual Used Farm Equipment Auction Sale March 7. Lion David Burke said more than 800 items were for sale. The

Butcher Shoppe

The Frame Shop

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Elias’

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Herald Sports Action in 2012

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Nov 15

Roanoke Rapids senior A.J. Alston scratched on his first two jumps and was in danger of missing the finals at the NCHSAA 2A track and field championships. Knowing all it takes is one, Alston advanced to the finals with his last jump in the preliminaries. Once he got to the finals, Alston jumped his way to the top of the medal stand. With a jump of 22’4 1/2”, Alston leaped his way into the record books, winning the 2012 2A state title in the long jump. It was the first of three medals he would win on that day. Alston finished second in the 300-meter hurdles and third in the 110-meter hur-

Roanoke Rapids senior Clay Lockamon made it official Nov. 14, 2012, when he signed to play collegiate baseball at UNCW. Pictured, seated from left, are his father Todd Lockamon, Clay Lockamon, sister Paige Lockamon and mother Melanie Lockamon, standing, RRHS Principal Robert Hurley and RRHS baseball coach Mark Snead.

DAUGHTRIDGE GAS

1728 East 10th Street • Roanoke Rapids, NC 8 am to 5 pm • Mon- Fri • 252-533-0101 Ben Jones, Manager

Founded 1929 79 Years...

82 Years...

COFIELD

Robinson Funeral Home

FUNERAL HOME

215 US Highway 158, P.O. Box 111 Littleton, NC 27850 (252) 586-3661, (252) 586-31009 Fax

A.J. Alston

dles, leaving Greensboro with three medals around his neck and ending his athletic career at Roanoke Rapids High School on a very high note.

828 Roanoke Ave. Roanoke Rapids, NC

Serving Halifax & Northampton Counties & Lake Gaston

“Serving the citizens of Halifax County and surrounding areas since 1931.”

Founded 1931.

501 W. 3rd Street Weldon

252-537-6146

76 Years...

HALIFAX FARMERS SUPPLY CO., Inc.

252-536-3171

1101-03 Roanoke Ave. Roanoke Rapids, NC

Founded 1934

Founded 1937

Bettie Cofield, Manager

252-537-4512

Founded 1929

75 Years... 75 Years... PERKINSON’S SERVICE STATION 324 Roanoke Avenue Phone 252-537-2070 • J.L. Perkinson

Founded 1938

175 Old Farm Rd Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870

252-537-6136

Lawrence & Bill White, Owners

Founded 1938

Frazier hangs it up

Mark Mathews | The Daily Herald

RRHS pitcher signs to play ball for UNCW

May 13

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With less than three seconds left on the clock, Tanisha Crossen stole the ball at half court and raced to the basket. When the ball dropped through the net, Crossen ended the 2012 East-West all-star game and her high school career with that basket. For the first time in her career, Crossen came off the bench and scored six points for East as they fell to West 82-65. Crossen and her teammates fell behind early, but fought back and made the game interesting. Crossen entered the game for the first time at the 5:37 mark of the first quarter. It was obvious she was suffering from big game jitters, but as the game progressed, the former Northampton West point guard was her usual aggressive self, taking the ball to the basket, diving on the floor and playing in-your- face defense.

STATE CHAMPION

84 Years...

July 3

For 40 years Terry Frazier has been roaming the sidelines and courtside at Roanoke Rapids High School. On July 2, he officially retired from his coaching duties, including men’s basketball and men’s and women’s soccer. Frazier has won nearly 1,200 games coaching varsity soccer and basketball at RRHS and earned the NCHSAA Tony Webb State Coach of the Year Award in the spring. The Yellow Jackets have won 34 conference championships in men’s and women’s soccer in the last 22 seasons, all coached by Frazier.

75 Years of

Service in Halifax, Warren, Nash & Martin Counties 252-445-5111 • www.halifaxemc.com Offices in Enfield & Macon

72 Years...

Ralph’s Barbecue Herald a new day for news in the Weldon, NC Phone: (252) 536-2102

Founded 1941

Roanoke Valley.

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Crossen closes prep career

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February 2012

then made the trek to Gaston to be with her children Jan. 8 during lunch at KIPP Gaston College Preparatory. Jennifer’s mother Becky Merritt, with whom the children stayed while their mother was away, called the school to arrange for the reunion. The children, fifth graders Hannah and Jake Bouchard, knew their mom was supposed to come home some time in February.

It’s all about the lake. Rhonda Irby (252) 410-Lake info@thelakemagazine.biz

Della Rose | The Daily Herald Lillie Rice, front, and Olivia Knight said they enjoy the exercise equipment at the Jo Story Senior Center in Roanoke Rapids. The center recently received its Senior Center of Excellence designation from the state.

Jo Story pumps up impact The Jo Story Senior Center is celebrating a major milestone, and director Rose Massey said it took a lot of hard work and dedication to get there.

The center recently received its Senior Center of Excellence designation from the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services.

because of economic concerns. Jenkins said the county is approved for more than $500,000 in grants, nearly $7 million in loans at 4 percent interest, and around 65 percent of those payments will be reimbursed to the county through the USDA. He said the other 35 percent — about $2.6 million — will be paid through ad valorem taxes and other sources of revenue and will be included in the county’s budget under debt service.

Nancy Nicholson, of Henrico, told commissioners she rather DSS focus on reducing the number of people served, instead of building a new building. Della Rose | The Daily Herald

Keep The Vision • Share The Vision

Founded May 2007

6 Years...

HAMPTON MANOR Assisted Living At Its Best Special Care Unit (Alzheimer’s)

Founded 2008

Years... 53 Years...

5 Years...

Ace Hardware of Lake Gaston

320 Broughton St. Gaston, NC

144 Elams Road, Littleton, NC 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Mon-Sat 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Sun

• Business Rates • Continental Breakfast • Pool • Internet

252-586-0330

Jeanette Harmon, Administrator

www.lkgacehardware.com Like us on FaceBook!

252-533-0007 Founded 2007

5 years...

Founded 2007

1914 Julian R. Allsbrook Hwy Roanoke Rapids, NC (252) 537-9927

Founded 2008 Founded 2008

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Buyers and sellers oF:

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Contentions with the county’s decision to move forward with a new Social Services building surfaced at a public hearing in Northampton County Jan. 28. County Manager Wayne Jenkins said the project has been on the county’s back burner about eight years. He said commissioners took action in 2010 in favor of the new $7.4 million facility, and funds — in low interest loans and grants — were already approved by the USDA, but the project was on hold

109 West 5th St. Scotland Neck, NC 252-826-0282

For more info call 252-538-6694

Founded 2006

$7.4 million DSS 29 project gets go ahead

John Smith, President Annie Bryant, Manager & Director

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Students and teachers shared in the joy of a family reunion Jan. 8 when Lt. Jennifer Bouchard, who’s been deployed to the Middle East on the U.S.S. Bataan, was reunited with her children. Bouchard, who was away for nearly 11 months on what was the longest U.S. Navy ship deployment in nearly 40 years, came to port in Norfolk, Va., Jan. 7. Bouchard stayed with family,

sunday sChool: 10:00 am worship: 11:00 am sunday evening: 6:00 pm thursday evening: 7:00 pm

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Pastor Fred Carraway

• Timber • Timber Land • Farms • Commercial and Residential Real Estate

5 Years...

Save 40% on Your Grocery Bill

“Full Service Meat Department; Special Cuts Welcome!” 1160 Julian Allsbrook Hwy. Roanoke Rapids, NC Oakland Shopping Center (Next to Big Lots)

Founded 2008

LOCAL - INDEPENDENT PUBLIC RADIO steve Conger - owner

PO Box 69 • Littleton, NC

Founded 2008

252-532-9988

252-537-9999 WWW.WEZU.ORG

Founded 2008

4 Years...

Discount Tire and AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE CENTER “COMPLETE CAR CARE”

Your local Goodyear Dealer Voted, “Best in the Roanoke Valley 2009 & 2010” 475 East 10th St. • Roanoke Rapids (252) 519-2886

Founded 2009

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Della Rose | The Daily Herald Lt. Jennifer Bouchard, center, wraps her children Jake and Hannah Bouchard in a hug at school.

NEW BEGINNINGS FUNERAL HOME

Hwy 125 East, 2 miles from I-95

Return of a hero, mother

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6 Years... Freedom Freewill Baptist ChurCh


RRDailyHerald.com Top 10 stories

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in Littleton. “She has been involved in every show this year, either acting, painting or backstage,” Lakeland Board of Directors Chairman Gavin Guttersen said. “She ran the children’s workshop for 6 to 10 year olds.” Daniel Riley, Teach For America regional director, said Budnick was in her second year as a Teach For America teacher. “I got a chance to get to know Lindsay quite well actually,” Riley said. “She was such a vibrant personality who sought out connections with people. She was very much the life of her core community. As a first-year teacher, you face a lot of challenges, but she never ceased to find the joy or humor in the moment. She thrived off the energy of her students. “She is just the kind of person we love to bring to Eastern North Carolina to make sure every kid gets a great

A teacher killed in a head-on collision the night of Sept. 5 made a strong impact in Halifax County. North Carolina State Highway Patrol said the victim was 23-year-old Lindsay Budnick, of Rocky Mount, who died following injuries sustained in a crash at 10:45 p.m. The collision occurred 13 miles west of Halifax on Justice Branch and Aurelian Springs roads. “It was a head-on collision between a small passenger car and a truck,” state police said. “A car ran off the road and over corrected and came back on and struck the truck.” Budnick, who was in the car, was killed. State police could not confirm this morning if she was the only occupant of the car. One other person was injured in the wreck. Budnick was a Teach For America teacher originally from Philadelphia who Della Rose | The Daily Herald just began her second year Lindsay Budnick is shown performing as a Gossip Girl in the early teaching at William R. Da- August 2012 Lakeland Theatre Company’s REE-HAW show. vie Middle School. “This was a young lady full of ing a drama club.” education.” passion for her students,” William Budnick had just received grant Halifax County Schools Public InR. Davie Principal Victor Fenner funding for a first-time drama club at formation Officer Keith Hoggard said said. “She was committed to bring- the school. counselors were on campus at Wiling out the passions of her kids She was also an active partici- liam R. Davie Middle School to offer through being a teacher and start- pant at Lakeland Theatre Company assistance to students and teachers.

2. Garysburg woman dead in homicide; posted June 25, 2012

of Roanoke Rapids

Worship Services: Sunday-Sunday School 9:45 a.m. Worship 11:00 a.m. - Evening 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Evening - 7:00 p.m. Rev. Dathan Hall, Pastor Rev. Don L. West, Minster of Music - Nursery Provided -

Founded 1894

109 Years...

109 Years...

3. Roanoke Rapids man shot, killed by trooper; posted June 30, 2012 4. School employee charged for December rape; posted Feb. 21, 2012 5. Alcohol played role in fatal weekend wreck; posted June 4, 2012

252-537-3041

Founded 1904

SUNDAY: Sunday School 9:45 am; Worship 11:00 am; Evening Activities for All Ages 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm WEDNESDAY: Supper/Bible Study 5:30 pm Dr. Layne Wallace, Sr., Pastor

Founded 1901

http://district.weldoncityschools.org Founded 1903

105 Years...

The first Kraft paper in America was produced here by the founding company...

ROANOKE RAPIDS PAPER MANUFACTURING COMPANY

Proud to be voted #1 Place to Buy Furniture in the Roanoke Valley!

931 Roanoke Ave. Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 Phone: 252-537-2528

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F

Founded 1904

101 Years...

6. Mother, son killed in vehicle crash; posted April 11, 2012

Charging Into Excellence

Proudly Celebrating over 109 Years of Service to the Roanoke Valley & Virginia Area. Thank You for Allowing Us to Serve You!

1022 Roanoke Ave.

“For the clothes you love to wear.” Bertha Shell, Pam & Garland Allen, Chelcie Kurzontkowski, Ann Critcher, Shirley Powell, Debbie Powell, Virginia Plum & Mildred Crowell

110 Years...

Rosemary Baptist Church

936 Jackson Street Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 252-537-8034

515 Becker Drive • Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 252-537-6171 www.fbcrrnc.org

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Remaining top web 2012 stories

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

112 Years...

Founded 1907

101 Years... 99 Years...

7. 14 arrested after six month long drug operation; posted Oct. 26, 2012

First Christian Church

250 Smith Church Road 252-535-8011 www.halifaxregional.org

8. Sudden death at Food Lion not criminally suspicious; posted Jan. 19, 2012 9. 3 arrested after attempted murder; posted Jan. 7, 2012 10. SBI investigating shooting death near Roanoke Rapids; posted May 31, 2012 If you would like to read all of the top web 2012 stories, visit RRDailyHerald. com, type the headline in the search window (home page, upper right corner) & click go. No. 9 may require an advanced search, use the posted date.

99 Years...

1912-2013

95 Years...

Dr. Paul H. Barfield 1280 Julian Allsbrook Highway Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870

Bane Angles, Lead Minister Worship Services 8:30am & 10:45am Sunday School 9:45 Sun. Night & Wed. Night 6:30pm

Founded 1912

Founded 1914

252-537-2764

90 Years...

Continuous Family Service

Bridgers Funeral Home, Inc. 605 West Main Street • Conway, North Carolina 252-585-1442

SERVING THE ROANOKE VALLEY AND LAKE GASTON

Local news means the world to us.

Founded 1914

Ed Clarke - Joe Hagan RESPECT YOU’VE KNOWN

1015 West 5th Street • Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 252-537-4742 • Fax 252-537-6862 www.wrennclarkehagan.com

Since 1918

836 ROANOKE AVENUE ROANOKE RAPIDS, NC 27870 CHURCH PHONE: 252-537-3407

Member of the North Carolina Funeral Directors Association

Preneed Trust Monuments Robert L. Bridgers, Manager FSL824PN

Founded 1923

84 Years… L.C. DRAPER INSURANCE AGENCY

317 Washington Ave. Weldon, N.C.

Phone 536-4178 Mike Hargrove

“INSURANCE AGENCY WITH A PLAN – FOR YOU”

Founded 1929

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NO. 1 STORY READ ON RRDAILYHERALD.COM IN 2012

119 Years...


Kris Smith, news editor

(252)535-3473 Dwight & India King

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Founded 2009

With the planting of 10 trees Jan. 7, the members of the Davie Lions Club fulfilled an international mission and gave back to their community. It was an effort spearheaded by Davie Lions Club members, along with members of the Jacqueline Hough | The Daily Herald Jackson Lions Club, who plantPlanting a Golden Raintree are, from left, Davie Lions Club member ed trees on the east side of the Gloria Bowser, Davie volunteer firefighter D.J. Manning and Davie Davie Volunteer Fire DepartLions Club member Joanne Parrott. ment station on Highway 48. In 2011, 2011-12 International Lions president challenged Lions around the world to plant one million trees.

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Next generation of service KIPP service group tackles projects before officially forming

25 Jacqueline Hough | The Daily Herald KIPP Pride High School Alpha Leo Club member George Shelton Jr. receives his pin from Davie Lions Secretary Joanne Parrott.

Before the charter members of the KIPP Pride High School Alpha Leo Club were inducted, the group had shown their commitment to service by already completing several projects. “You are committing yourself to making the community and world a better place to live,” said Larry DeBruhl, president of the Davie Lions Club. The KIPP Pride High Alpha Leo is sponsored by the Davie Lions Club — the first Leo Club in the Roanoke Valley. The LEO Club Program is a youth version of the International Lions Club. LEO stands for “Learning, Experience, Opportunity.” Local members were inducted the week of Jan. 15. Alpha Leo Clubs are those that consist of members between the age of 12, the Leo Club program’s minimum age, and the age of the majority for the region where the club is based.

3 Years...

916 Roanoke Ave., P.O. Box 520 Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 252-410-5253 www.roanokevalleywoman.com rvwoman@rrdailyherald.com

Founded 2011

2 Years... Valley Center for Life Enrichment Jennifer P. Clapton Eds, LPC-S Counselor

Brenda Carpenter, MS, LPCA Licensed Professional Counselor Associate

608-F Jackson St. • Roanoke Rapids 252-532-0445 • 252-532-1695

Founded 2011

252-586-4222

Open Mon.-Sat. 9:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Owners: Ann & Tommy King

Founded 2009

Founded 2009

2 years...

3 Years.... tollvalidation.com

Lisa Christenbury Heating & Cooling

“Eat, sleep, shop, or fuel up & we pay your tolls!”

Heating, Cooling & Electrical Contractor 2348 West 10th Street Roanoke Rapids

252-578-7555

2 years... Perry’s Tax Solution -Tax Preparation -Electronic Filing Steve Perry Owner/President Call for an appointment 310 Roanoke Avenue Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 (252) 308-6984

Founded 2011

252-535-1671

Founded 2010

2 years... Perry’s Tax Solution -Tax Preparation -Electronic Filing Steve Perry Owner/President

“Your Comfort is Our Business”

Gerald McDaniel

Founded 2010

2 Years...

Dr. Cynthia Lovell Elias 661 Hwy 125 • Roanoke Rapids, N.C. 252-519-8900 www.creeksideanimalhsopital.com

Founded 2011

Call for an appointment 310 Roanoke Avenue Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 (252) 308-6984

Founded 2011

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ach year The Daily Herald looks back at events and happenings in Halifax and Northampton counties that have shaped the lives of Roanoke Valley residents, our readers. Although not every occasion or experience could be presented, some of the highlights include the impact of the economy on local business, area achievements, education nods and progress, a local advocate named No. 2 of her breed in the nation, some good-byes, returning heroes, veteran honors, top sports action and so much more. The number within each write up represents the date it was published in The Daily Herald. If you find you would like to see a story in its entirety, or maybe you would like a copy for sentimental sake — contact our office at 252537-2505 for more information. The Daily Herald archives includes some extra hard copies of publications. Also in this special section, see what the top 10 stories were in 2012 on RRDailyHerald.com. Of course local stories, sports, weather, photo galleries, videos, editorials, opinion polls, etc. are available around the clock on our website. We hope you enjoy the Year in Review in combination with the Business Honor Roll, offering a look at the longevity and dedication of Roanoke Valley businesses to the community.

Seafood, Steaks, Chicken & Pork

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(a JaCathy company)

Fresh Seafood Arriving at least 3 Times a Week! 106 Main St. Littleton, NC

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Life-shaping events in the Roanoke Valley

Planting seeds of life

KING’S Seafood Market

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January 2012

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2013 Honor Roll/2012 Year In Review