The Valley

Welcome to the Roanoke Valley Chamber of Commerce

The Roanoke Valley Chamber of Commerce is a non-profit organization representing the interests of over 400 businesses in Halifax and Northampton Counties. The mission of our organization is to promote the business, industrial, and economic development of the Roanoke Valley. We act as an advocate, supporter, facilitator, and resource for the Roanoke Valley's business community. The RVCC provides services to help businesses thrive and grow. In assisting our businesses to develop, we boost the Roanoke Valley community's quality of life.

Charllie Daniels live at Roanoke Rapids TheatreHere is some useful information to help make your move or visit to the Roanoke Valley an easy one. Please contact us now! We'll mail you a relocation package that includes more detailed information than is listed here. Contact the Chamber at 252-537-3513.


The Roanoke Valley is located in northeastern North Carolina along Interstate 95. We are just south of the Virginia state line and approximately 90 miles west of the Atlantic coast. Halifax County encompasses 732 square miles, and Northampton County covers 549 square miles. Driving time to both Raleigh, NC, and Richmond, VA, is approximately 90 minutes. Washington, D.C. is a three-hour drive.


Annual Average Temperature 69 (high) 47 (low)

January Average Temperature 50.3 (high) 29.7 (low)

July Average Temperature 88.7 (high) 68.5 (low)

Annual Average Rainfall 41.64"

Annual Average Snowfall 6.0"

Population (2000 Census)

Halifax County 57,370

Northampton County 22,086

Conway 734

Enfield 2,347

Garysburg 1,254

Gaston 973

Halifax 344

Hobgood 404

Jackson 695

Lasker 103

Littleton 692

Rich Square 931

Roanoke Rapids 16,957

Scotland Neck 2,362

Seaboard 695

Severn 263

Weldon 1,374

Woodland 833


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Airports - Local/Regional:

Halifax/Northampton Regional Airport

The crowd responds to Hank Williams, Jr.Commercial:

Raleigh-Durham (90-minute drive)

Richmond (90-minute drive)

Rocky Mount-Wilson (60-minute drive)

Rail Service:

CSX (Freight only)

Amtrak (Rocky Mount)


Water & Sewer:

Halifax County Water Dept. (252) 583-1451

Roanoke Rapids Sanitary District (252) 537-9137

Town of Weldon (252) 536-3478

Northampton County Water System (252) 534-3811


Embarq 252-977-9011

Schoollink 252-535-2117


Dominion NC Power (888) 667-3000

Roanoke Electric Cooperative (800) 433-2236

Halifax Electric Membership Corp. (252) 445-5111

Duke Energy (800-452-2777)


The following municipalities each provide electricity to their residents and should be contacted directly for service: Enfield, Hobgood, & Scotland Neck

Natural Gas Supplier:

Piedmont Natural Gas (800) 275-6264

Cable Television:

Charter Communications (877) 728-3121

Boston and Styxx rock the ampitheatre!Taxes:

(per $100 assessed value)

Halifax Co. .68

Northampton Co. .78

Enfield .75

Conway .44

Halifax .55

Garysburg .60

Hobgood .50

Gaston .50

Littleton .61

Jackson .55

Roanoke Rapids .574

Lasker .25

Scotland Neck .60

Rich Square .65

Weldon .70

Seaboard .50

Severn .39

Woodland .65

Town taxes are in addition to county tax. Sales tax is 7% (4.5% for the state and 2.5% for the county). All municipalities in Halifax and Northampton Counties levy solid waste/solid waste tipping fees. The Roanoke Rapids Graded School District has a separate school tax of 21 cents per $100. The Weldon School District levies 17 cents per $100 for school taxes.


Public Schools 

Halifax County (252) 583-5111

Roanoke Rapids City (252) 519-7100

Weldon City (252) 536-4821

Northampton County (252) 534-1371

Charter Schools:

 KIPP Gaston College Prep (252) 308-6932

You can also find tranquility in the Roanoke ValleyPrivate Schools:

Halifax Academy (252) 537-8527

Northeast Academy (252) 539-2461

Hobgood Academy (252) 826-4116

Cornerstone Christian (252) 535-3007


Halifax Community College (252) 536-2551

Chowan University

Health Care:


Roanoke Rapids

Halifax Regional Medical Center

73 physicians

206 private rooms

16 intensive care beds

20-bed psychiatric unit (252) 535-8011

Click here to see Halifax Regional at a Glance

Scotland Neck

Our Community Hospital

20 beds (252) 826-4144

County Health Departments

Halifax County (252) 583-5021

Northampton County (252) 534-5841



The Daily & Sunday Herald (Daily) (252) 537-2505

Littleton Observer (Weekly) (252) 586-6397

Lake Gaston Gazette (Weekly) (252) 586-2700

Commonwealth Progress (Weekly) (252) 826-2111

Roanoke Chowan News Herald (Weekly) (252) 332-2123

Radio Stations

WZRU FM 90.1-90.5

WPTM FM 102.3

WCBT AM 1230

WYAL AM 1280

WSMY AM 1400

WEZU 95.9

WTRG FM 97.9

WRTP FM 88.5

Real Estate:

 Click here for Real Estate Companies in the Roanoke Valley

Work Environment

The Roanoke Valley's work environment consists of a strong industrial base. The area's history as an industrial community can be traced back almost 100 years. Today, paper continues to be one of the Roanoke Valley's major manufactured products, along with molded plastics, wood products, and fabricated metal. The area also has a strong agricultural tradition and is one of the state's leading producers of cotton and peanuts.


Southern charm, rich history, a spectacular natural setting and mouth-watering dining are just a few of the the delights that await you in the Roanoke Valley. Often called North Carolina's "cradle of history," Historic Halifax is the birthplace of the Halifax Resolves, a document that gave rise to the creation of the Declaration of Independence. This state historic site is a "must see" for everyone in our area. The natural landscape also provides a wealth of recreational activities. From Lake Gaston, a 34-mile man-made lake, to Medoc Mountain State Park, a 2,300-acre natural wildlife preserve, there is something for everyone to enjoy


Most communities offer uptown/downtown shopping, in addition to several shopping centers in Roanoke Rapids.

Forrest Hills Shopping Center

Great Falls Shopping Center

Lakeview Plaza Shopping Center                                                                                            

Oakland Shopping Center                                                                                                               

Park Plaza                                                                                                                                    

Plaza Shopping Center                                                                                                          

Riverside Mill Antique and Craft Mall                                                                                                 

Premier Landing                                                                                                               

Village Corner Shopping Center

We Look forward to your visit! If you need any other information please give us a call at 252-537-3513.