Roanoke Rapids, industrial city (1990 pop. 15,722), Halifax co., N N.C., on the Roanoke River near the Virginia line; founded 1893, inc. 1931. The city's industries include health care, paper products, lumber, transportation, vehicle parts, and printing and publishing.
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