ROANOKE RAPIDS - The former Georgia Pacific plant in Roanoke Rapids, which has been closed for about a decade, will be open for business come this fall.
Virginia based Culpeper Wood Preservers is hoping to renovate the building and be operational by Sept. 1, said Operations Manager Jimmy Clay.
The plant treats lumber, and the business plans on creating 20 jobs with an average wage of $45,850. Read more at rrdailyherald.com
Weldon is known as half of the historic Wilmington & Weldon Railroad, but passenger trains haven't stopped in the town since 1971. That may soon change with a new plan to revitalize Weldon's historic Union Station. See the video at Spectrum News
By now, news of the proposed Amtrak station in Weldon has reached seemingly every corner of the Roanoke Valley and most everyone sees it as a likely turning point for the historic town. Read more at RRDailyHerald.com