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Roanoke Rapids, founded as a cotton mill site in 1893 by John Armstrong Chaloner, is located on the Roanoke River in Halifax County. Mills are still the dominant industry in the town, with textiles and paper providing the economic backbone.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 62 Issue 9, Feb 1995, p10, il
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6241
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Roanoke Rapids in Halifax County is OUR STATE magazine's featured Tar Heel town of the month. The town recently marked its 100th anniversary in 1997. The textile mills that once powered the economy are gone. The largest employer now is a paper mill with a workforce of 600. Comer recounts the town's history, which includes the state's largest historic district, with over 1,100 properties, and current restoration efforts.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 71 Issue 7, Dec 2003, p18-20, 22-23, il Periodical Website
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