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Main Street Roanoke Rapids

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.

Main Street Development Director Christina Caudle told city council Tuesday evening the arts council has put out a call to artists, photographers and performers interested in taking part in the event, which will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the 900 and 1000 blocks of the avenue May 24.

(There is no fee for an artist, photographer or performer to take part in the event; nor is there any commission charged on artistic sales. To express interest in participating as an artist, photographer or performer send an email to the arts council at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or write to the council at Halifax County Arts Council, PO Box 374, Roanoke Rapids, NC 27870. Include your address and telephone number in all communications)

Preparations for the open space have been ongoing for the past year, Caudle said Monday and have included replacing the concrete pad and adding a sidewalk which extends outward toward the public parking space behind 1026.

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Roanoke Rapids is a North Carolina Main Street community, designated by the N.C. Department of Commerce Main Street & Rural Planning Center. Main Street Roanoke Rapids is charged with administering the program at the local level and building public-private partnerships to spur economic development that achieves measurable results such as investment, business growth, and job creation.

As a Main Street America™ Accredited program, Main Street Roanoke Rapids is a recognized leading program among the national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities that share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. All Main Street America™ Accredited programs meet a set of National Accreditation Standards of Performance as outlined by Main Street America.