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An estimated 300 people participated in the 5th Annual Roanoke Canal Half-Marathon/8K on the Roanoke Canal Trail in Roanoke Rapids. (3-8-2014) 
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First Annual Second Day Hike (1-2-2014)
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The Friends of the Roanoke Canal Museum and Trail Lecture Series featuring Michelle Lanier, Director of the North Carolina African American Heritage Commission. Lanier, an oral historian and folklorist, spoke of the efforts of enslaved persons in Halifax County and throughout North Carolina to obtain freedom. The town of Halifax (Historic Halifax) is part of the Underground Railroad Network to Freedom, which is a national program to coordinate preservation and education efforts and integrate local historical places, museums, and interpretive programs associated with the Underground Railroad into a mosaic of community, regional, and national stories. (2-27-2014)
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The Lake Gaston Baptist Church Adventurers toured the Roanoke Canal Museum. The group included 23 members of the church that is located in Littleton, North Carolina. (2-19-2014)
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Thanks to Roger Bell for this article on the Second Saturday Hike in today's edition of the +The Daily Herald - Roanoke Rapids, NC! #SecondSaturdayHike   #health  #fitness #hiking 

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Nearly 65 hikers participated in the first installment of the Second Saturday Hike series held at the Roanoke Canal Museum and Trail. Hikers, led by Chris Wicker of the Halifax County Tourism & Recreation Network, hiked just over a mile on the Roanoke Canal Trail. The series is sponsored by the Friends of the Roanoke Canal Museum and Trail, the City of Roanoke Rapids (Parks and Recreation Department), the Town of Weldon, the Roanoke Canal Commission, Roanoke River Partners, Inc., Walgreens, Food Lion, Halifax Regional Medical Center, Roanoke Valley Community Health Initiative, Halifax County Public Health System, Halifax County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Rural Health Group, Inc., Key  Fitness, Subway, and Kapstone Paper and Packaging  Corporation (Aqueduct Sponsor). (2-8-2014)
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Local community volunteer Victoria Chetty was interviewed at the Roanoke Canal Museum and Trail as part of the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust Healthy Places NC Series that details the charitable group’s work in Halifax County. Past and future interview subjects include Roanoke Valley Community Health Initiative Coordinator Audrey Hardy, Halifax County Commission Chairman James H.Pierce, Rural Health Group CEO Brian Harris, Halifax Regional Medical Center President Will Mahone and Chris Wicker of Halifax County Tourism & Recreation Network. (2-5-2014)
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The flyer of the dates, times and locations of the public workshops of the Halifax County Parks and Recreation plan. Come and voice what you think our county's recreation needs are. Your input is needed! #parksandrecreation #health #wellness 
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Join the Friends of the Roanoke Canal Museum and Trail in the Second Saturday Hike this Saturday, February 8 at 9 a.m.! The hike will be along the Roanoke Canal Trail and hikers can enjoy free healthy refreshments and free tours of the museum afterwards! #health   #wellness   #hiking  
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The Roanoke Canal Museum and Trail is now on +Instagram.  Follow us @roanokecanal. #roanokecanal  

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Fifteen students from the University of Maryland (College Park, Md.), from freshmen to seniors, with majors ranging from engineering, computer science, elementary education, business, finance and biology, toured the Roanoke Canal Museum. The students were visiting as part of the university's AB (Alternative Break) Program, with a focus on local education, particularly at KIPP-GCP (Knowledge Is Power Program-Gaston College Preparatory) in Gaston. For more about AB, visit http://thestamp.umd.edu/leadership_community_service_learning/involvement/alternative_breaks. (1-18-2014)
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