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First Amendment to the declaration issuing a State of Emergency within the City of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, pursuant to Article 1A, Chapter 166A, NCGS 166A-19.22; and Chapter 93 of The Code of Ordinances for the City of Roanoke Rapids.

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City encourages citizens to take precaution, abide by order


Roanoke Rapids, NC – The City of Roanoke Rapids supports the mandates in Governor Cooper’s Executive Order No. 121 and ask all our citizens to voluntarily abide by it. We need to take every possible precaution to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus, especially to reduce the burden of virus care on our health care providers. While the mandates are very upsetting to everyone’s lives, it is so important that we abide by them to help get us through this crisis.

We are experiencing something that most of us could not have imagined. As you know, the COVID-19 situation changes daily, sometimes hourly. While we simply do not know what will happen next, we all need to do our part in helping to defeat this virus so we can eventually get back to our normal lives.

We will get by. We will survive. We’re in this together…apart




March 24, 2020

Dear friends and neighbors,

We are living in an unprecedented time in our recent history, with this COVID-19 situation. The only other state of affairs like this I’m aware of is the polio situation our country experienced in the early 1950’s that my parents told me about. I know families with young children today are trying to explain to their children what is going on and why as well.

NC 211 to Provide Assistance for COVID-19

Governor Roy Cooper has announced that 211 is the number to call for assistance and resources related to the COVID-19 coronavirus.   NC 211 is an information and referral service, operated by United Way of North Carolina, where families and individuals can obtain free and confidential information on health and human service resources within their community 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Resources are available in most languages.


Indefinite closing of recreation facilities

The City of Roanoke Rapids is continuing to take extra precautions to plan and prepare for the possibility of community-level outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). The City Administration is taking steps both internally and externally to do what we can to minimize the risk for everyone by assessing locations of non-critical group gatherings and events.

Leaf Collection Notification

  • Leaf Collection

    The Property Maintenance Department collects loose leaves November - February. Crews work a daily assigned route and cannot take special requests or special arrangements. Loose leaf piles should be placed behind the curb or edge of pavement without blocking the sidewalk or street. Do not rake or...

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