The Chaloner Recreation Center pool repair project has received a $10,000 boost from a local ministry.

The Roanoke Rapids High School Army JROTC posted colors at this evening’s city council meeting.

Obviously, there was a pragmatic, cold, number-crunching side which led to the unanimous approval of Chaloner pool repairs Tuesday night.

Published in Opinion
Tuesday, 07 March 2017 19:36

Council approves Chaloner pool repairs

Significant savings expected to be realized from refinancing Roanoke Rapids Theatre debt played a part in council’s decision to move forward with $300,000 in repairs to the Chaloner Recreation Center pool.

The city is expected to enter formal negotiations later this week to restructure its current debt on the Roanoke Rapids Theatre which, if successful, will significantly reduce its payments on the venue.

Matt Sanders beamed as his cardboard creations — mainly replicas of city landmarks and businesses — were recognized Tuesday night.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 23:32

New motion rejected as pool debate continues

Councilman Carl Ferebee made it clear this evening he is not giving up on repairs for the Chaloner pool.

Tuesday, 21 February 2017 22:43

Council approves Becker Drive rezoning

Residents in the neighborhoods surrounding Becker Drive may weigh their options for recourse after city council this evening passed a contentious rezoning proposal which could lead to a senior apartment complex.

Roanoke Rapids Fire Chief Stacy Coggins recognized six firefighters this evening, two for administering CPR and four for going above and beyond the call of duty in helping a fire victim.

Nearly eight months of intense debate ended this evening as three members of Roanoke Rapids City Council shot down a motion to fund repairs of the Chaloner Recreation Center pool.

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