Roanoke Rapids http://wunc.org en Roanoke Rapids Theatre Re-Opens http://wunc.org/post/roanoke-rapids-theatre-re-opens <p>Roanoke Rapids officials are hoping they’ve found the right mix of games and entertainment to create an economic engine for the city near I-95 on the Virginia border.&nbsp; Roanoke Rapids spent millions of dollars on a theatre named after Dolly Parton’s brother – it failed.&nbsp; And that was tough for a community that has already been hit hard.&nbsp; Mayor Emery Doughtie.</p> Thu, 13 Sep 2012 11:25:00 +0000 Leoneda Inge 1914 at http://wunc.org Water Needs In Roanoke River Basin http://wunc.org/post/water-needs-roanoke-river-basin <p>State officials are encouraging people in the Roanoke River Basin to attend public hearings on water usage. The state is holding a series of meetings focusing on the quantity of water needed to support population growth over the next few decades. Steve Reid works for the State Division of Water Resources. He says the river and its tributaries are used for everything from drinking water to recreational boating:</p> Mon, 13 Dec 2010 14:05:00 +0000 Eric Hodge 11409 at http://wunc.org