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    Emery G. Doughtie, Mayor; Suetta S. Scarbrough, District 1 Councilwoman; Rex Stainback, District 1 Councilmember; Sandra W. Bryant, District 2 Councilwoman; Carl Ferebee, District 3 Councilmember; Wayne Smith, district 2 Councilmember
  • Roanoke Rapids Police Department

    The vision of the Roanoke Rapids Police Department is to strive to be a progressive law enforcement...
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  • Roanoke Rapids Fire Department

    Protecting an area of seven square miles, the department is comprised of two stations with 32 personnel
  • Public Works

    39 full time employees dedicated to maintaining and enhancing the infrastructures and appearances of Roanoke Rapids.
  • Parks & Recreation

    Serving the community by providing a well-rounded program of activities for all ages
  • Main Street Development

    Nestled near pristine lakes and the mighty Roanoke River, Historic Roanoke Rapids blends...

Roanoke Canal Museum and TrailAlthough not in the record books, don’t miss what we call the world’s longest museum—the Roanoke Canal Museum & Trail! Once you enter this museum you will quite follow the mighty Roanoke River and experience our national, state & local history of transportation, power generation & industrialization via the creation of the Roanoke Navigation Canal.

The Roanoke Canal Museum and Trail is a unique attraction, blending the preservation of the past through the history of the canal with a look at our community’s future and where the canal has brought us with the development of hydroelectric power and industry. One of the best features of the museum is a DVD oral history presentation of local residents telling stories about the canal and the river, how the Roanoke River is truly the lifeblood of our region’s culture. The museum also celebrates nature’s beauty and bounty along the river, including the mighty Striped Bass or Rockfish as locals call them.

In addition to the museum, there is a 7.5-mile nature trail that follows the old navigation canal bed. The Roanoke Canal Trail has recently been designated as a site on the North Carolina Coastal Plains Birding Trail, and the trail, which can be used for hiking and biking, is rich with native wildlife and plants.

Phone:  (252) 537-2769

Address:  15 Jackson Street Ext., Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870 

Website: http://www.roanokecanal.com/

 


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  • Leaf Collection Notifications

        Loose leaf season runs November - February.      Crews work a daily assigned route and cannot take special requests or special arrangements. Loose leaf piles should be placed behind the curb or edge of pavement without blocking the sidewalk or street. Do not rake or blow leaves into the street as this...

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