While Roanoke Rapids was spared from the ravages of Hurricane Florence, others weren’t.
The water feature at the 1026 Roanoke Avenue urban green space has been installed and the city’s public works department is working on tweaks to the system which allows the water to fall down metal screening and into a tank.
The third annual Arts on the Avenue was held this evening between the 900 and 1100 blocks of Roanoke Avenue.
Thursday’s Arts on the Avenue will showcase the work of some 20 artists, photographers, singers and musicians as well as give the public a view of the 1026 Roanoke Avenue green space.
Roanoke Rapids was among the 47 North Carolina communities designated as an accredited Main Street America program.
Resurfacing of Roanoke Avenue will also pave the way for several streetscape projects Main Street Roanoke Rapids has sought to implement in which the focus will be to enhance public safety.
The opening of the green space at 1026 Roanoke Avenue will coincide with the Halifax County Arts Council’s Arts on the Avenue annual event in May.
The Roanoke Rapids Fire Departments holds its third Safety Fair Friday in an coinciding with the last Fridays in the Park concert later that evening.
Murals to be placed at the urban green space at 1026 Roanoke Avenue will pay tribute to the city’s rail, river and textile history.
Main Street Roanoke Rapids Monday night honored businesses and presented an overview of its accomplishments over the last year.