Wednesday, 16 August 2017 13:05

Highway 158 masterplan deserves consideration

We realize there is probably bitterness today, a lingering bad taste from months of debate on the Chaloner pool debacle.

Published in Opinion

With possible funding options for a new Chaloner pool all but exhausted, Roanoke Rapids City Council this evening voted by a 3-2 margin to proceed with implementing the Highway 158 masterplan.

New estimates for the construction of a Chaloner Recreation Center pool have come in higher than one presented to Roanoke Rapids City Council in May.

The Chaloner Recreation Center pool project is now one of replacement rather than repair.

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

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.

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.

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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