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January 24, 2020

J. Reuben Daniel City Hall & Police Station:  1040 Roanoke Avenue (252) 533-2800


(All City meetings are open to the public):

Beautification Committee Meeting

Monday, January 27, 2020 at 5:30 p.m. in the Lloyd Andrews City Meeting Hall.

City Council Meeting

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 5:15 p.m. in the Lloyd Andrews City Meeting Hall.


Notice is hereby given that the Roanoke Rapids City Council will hold a public hearing Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 5:15 p.m. in the Lloyd Andrews City Meeting Hall located at 700 Jackson Street, Roanoke Rapids, NC to seek citizen input prior to considering the adoption of the Code of Ordinances as amended, restated, revised, updated and codified including penalties for the violations of various provisions thereof, which shall constitute the “City of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina Code of Ordinances.” 

The City of Roanoke Rapids will provide reasonable accommodations and services for any qualified disabled person interested in attending the meeting.  To request the above you may call the City Clerk’s Office at (252) 533-2840 no later than three (3) days prior to the date of the meeting.


The City of Roanoke Rapids is accepting applications for the following positions:

Firefighter Applicant Pool (Roanoke Rapids Fire Department)

Applications from which periodic selections will be made as positions become available.

Desired qualifications:

* Must have High School Diploma or GED

* Preferred NC Firefighter II (but not required)

* Must be able to obtain a North Carolina or Virginia Class B driver’s license within 90 days of employment

* Must have WorkKeys Silver Certificate (or higher) (Contact Ellen Grant @ Halifax Community College for more information (252) 536-6393)

* Must be of good character, be in good physical condition, and pass a drug test and background check


Police Officer (Roanoke Rapids Police Department)

An employee in this class performs a full range of general law enforcement duties to protect life and property in the City. Basic Law Enforcement Training is preferred but not required. (Open Until Filled)

The City of Roanoke Rapids is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

Applications may be obtained at www.roanokerapidsnc.com or may be picked up at City Hall – 1040 Roanoke Avenue, Roanoke Rapids, NC

Kathy A. Kearney – HR Manager – City of Roanoke Rapids

Phone: (252) 533-2845 – Fax (252) 537-2097


Contact Traci Storey, City Clerk, at (252) 533-2840 for committee information.

►Planning Board/Board of Adjustment (In-Town & ETJ member)           

►Senior Center Advisory Committee     

►Historic Preservation Advisory Committee


Mayor Emery G. Doughtie       Mayor Pro Tem Carl Ferebee            

Council Members:  Ernest C. Bobbitt, Sandra W. Bryant, Suetta S. Scarbrough, Wayne Smith

Joseph Scherer, City Manager  Geoffrey Davis, City Attorney

Traci V. Storey, City Clerk  Kathy Kearney, Deputy City Clerk