This small northeastern North Carolina town on the Roanoke River had a big impact on American history. Step into the past to explore its significance — and find out where to shop and eat along the way.
A Guide to Downtown Roanoke Rapids
This riverside town in Halifax County is surrounded by outdoor adventures, but the best way to start exploring is a simple stroll down charming and historic Roanoke Avenue.
I-95 Road Trip: Down by the Riverside in Weldon
A former cotton mill just off the interstate in Halifax County has taken on a new life. Today, the enormous 122-year-old building is an antiquarian’s playground packed with rare treasures and stories around every corner.
Four Great Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors in Halifax County
Hike and paddle, see incredible wildlife, and bike through history — plus visit a historic spot on the Roanoke River for a post-adventure drink.
The Halifax County Blackbird Invasion of 1969
In 1969, something strange happened in Halifax County: Millions of birds darkened the skies over Scotland Neck, descended on the town — and stayed.
Tina Gregory practices scherenschnitte — an art form of extreme patience. With every snip, she trims away the excess, and beauty emerges from the remnants.
Second Street Lunch
If you stop in at Second Street Lunch in Roanoke Rapids, order your burger any way you want it — and pay no mind to owner Danny Haislip’s notorious attitude.