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

Thursday, 15 June 2017 11:16

Amtrak coming seen as a life changer

WELDON -

  • Business owners excited for opportunities
  • Residents think it will revitalize area
  • Tourists could bring opportunities for new businesses

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

Thursday, 04 May 2017 10:54

Klausner Two opens summer

HALIFAX — Although the Klausner Lumber Two mill was supposed to be operational by the end of the first quarter in Enfield, the company’s president personally announced the mill will be up and running about July.

President Thomas Mende flew in and met with the Halifax County Board of Commissioners on Monday at its meeting to share the news.

Read More at www.rrdailyherald.com.

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