Wednesday, 26 April 2017 14:22

Festival to celebrate history of canal

The Roanoke Canal Museum and Trail will be the site of a May 6 festival.

Roanoke Rapids police are attempting to locate a truck and its owner who reportedly tried to steal a utility trailer from parks and recreation over the weekend.

The Jo Story Senior Center will have a better way to promote its events thanks to a sign donation by East Tenth Church of Christ.

Celebrating the first anniversary of the skate park Saturday, the Roanoke Rapids Parks and Recreation Department is letting its users show off their talents during an event called Skate Jam.

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.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016 20:19

Parks dept. presents Chaloner pool timeline

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.

A T.J. Davis supervisor and city planner are back on the table for consideration after a Roanoke Rapids City Council budget work session today.

Rain forced the grand opening ceremony and ProTown BMX Team clinic and demonstration indoors today.

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