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Roanoke River Incorporated


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The floodplain of the Roanoke River has one of the mid-Atlantic states' most diverse eco-systems. Protecting the quality of the river is an on-going concern. In 1999, plans to build a paper plant near Weldon and more recently a company's plan to turn eighteen miles of the river into a barge canal were both canceled through citizens' protests. Still, concern exists as to whether that support will continue into the future, especially in an area where industry is needed and jobs are scarce.
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