Some took to it quickly. Others had to be coaxed and one still has to be convinced there is nothing to fear.
Roanoke Rapids kicks off the Christmas season with its annual tree lighting ceremony in Veterans Park Thursday night and its parade Sunday afternoon.
Parks and Recreation Director John Simeon laid out a timetable for renovations to Chaloner pool which includes receiving three quotes on how much the work will cost.
The city is currently trying to assess drainage problems at the Chaloner Recreation Center pool which have forced its temporary closure.
Rain forced the grand opening ceremony and ProTown BMX Team clinic and demonstration indoors today.
Thursday's grand opening ceremony for the Roanoke Rapids Skate and BMX Park won't just be a gathering of dignitaries — it will be one of action with a professional BMX team giving clinics and demonstrating their skills.
Three parks which have traditionally served the Southgate, Lincoln Heights and South Rosemary communities, and are part of a Highway 158 corridor improvement project, could see major improvements through significant grant funds.