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Historic Halifax, NCHalifax County's rich history sets it apart. April 12, 1776, the date commemorated on the North Carolina flag, signifies the Fourth Provincial Congress' adoption of the Halifax Resolves during a meeting right here in Halifax. With that action, North Carolina became the first colony to take a bold, official step toward declaring independence from England. You can step back in time in Historic Halifax and experience the lifestyle of those early revolutionaries. The Historic Halifax Visitor's Center offers a museum, brief film, living history demonstrations, and tours of ten historic structures and a unique archaeological exhibit.

Phone: (252) 583-7191

Address: 25 St. David Street, Halifax, NC 27839

Website: http://www.nchistoricsites.org/halifax/halifax.htm

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Medoc Mountain State ParkShould the humdrum of nine-to-five leave you with the urge to travel and explore, head to Medoc Mountain State Park. A pleasurable excursion awaits just a 1.5-hour drive from the Research Triangle. At Medoc Mountain, the urban refugee finds a welcome tranquility, a chance to embrace the outdoors. Trails beckon as light filters through branches overhead and falls on paths that hold the promise of new frontiers. The peacefulness gives the opportunity to refresh. The silence of the forest is broken only by bird songs and the occasional drumming of the pileated woodpecker. Grab your hiking boots. Load your camera. Spend some time at Medoc Mountain State Park and let nature renew your spirit.

Phone: (252) 586-6588

GPS Coordinates: 36.2639, -77.8883

Website: http://www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/memo/main.php

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The Roanoke Rapids Theatre


The Roanoke Rapids Theatre is the cornerstone of the Carolina Crossroads Music and Entertainment District, located at Exit 171 off I-95 in Roanoke Rapids. The 1,500-seat, state-of-the-art facility was built by the City of Roanoke Rapids in 2006 as a premier tourist attraction for the region and the State of North Carolina. The Theatre offers corporate meeting facilities and performances including nationally-known country, rock, gospel and beach music acts, along with Broadway shows and various other theatrical productions.


 Address:  500 Carolina Crossroads Parkway, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870

Website:  http://www.rrcitytheatre.com


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Sylvan Heights Waterfowl Park

Travel around the world in 80 minutes! Discover the world’s largest collection of rare and endangered waterfowl at Sylvan Heights Waterfowl Park in Scotland Neck. Once a private waterfowl breeding facility, Sylvan Heights is now affiliated with the North Carolina Zoo and gives visitors the opportunity to see over 1500 birds, especially ducks, geese & swans, from more than 170 different species, some of the rarest and most endangered in the world like the White-Winged Wood Duck from Sumatra.

Visitors of all ages and interests can walk-through six continentally-themed aviaries, including a multi-national aviary, experiencing the diverse beauty, color and sound of these creatures. Sylvan Heights also features other exotic birds such as crane, parrot, macaw, brush turkey, cockatoo, kookaburra, pheasant & currasow. A brand-new flamingo exhibit has just opened with a feeding station. There is an amazing handicapped accessible tree house, overlooking Sylvan Heights' natural wetlands, as well as poison dart frog, carnivorous plants and working bee hive exhibits. Future plans include a beaver pond blind where visitors can quietly observe native flora and fauna undetected.

Sylvan Heights offers regularly scheduled educational programming and special events. A gift shop, gallery of wildlife art, playground, camping area and picnic tables are also at your disposal.

Address: 1829 Lees Meadow Rd, Scotland Neck, NC

Phone: (252) 826-3186 Fax# (252) 826-3273

Website: http://www.shwpark.com/

Hours and Prices

Hours of Operation (Closed Monday, Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day)

October to March: Open Tuesday-Sunday: 9am to 4pm

April to September: Open Tuesday-Sunday: 9am to 5pm

Ticket Prices:

Children 2 years old and younger- Free

Children 3 to 12 - $5

Ages 13 to 61 - $7

Senior Citizen 62 years and older - $5

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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 Notification

  • Leaf Collection

    The Property Maintenance Department collects loose leaves November - February. Crews work an 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...

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