Members of the Jo Story Senior Partnership stand with Roanoke Rapids and Halifax County officials infront of the senior centers rock fish. Picutred from the left are Cecilia Weeks and George Lewis, Jo Story Senior Partnership Members; Suetta Scarbrough, Roanoke Rapids City Council; Bill Mueller, Jo Story Senior Partnership Member; Yulonda Pierce, Artist; Ann Gibbs, Advisory Board Member; Lori Medlin, President/CEO Halifax County CVB; Lisa Vincent, Advisory Board Member.  Back Row: Thomas Goble, Supervisor, Jo Story Senior Center for Active Adults.


Stop by the Jo Story Senior Center at 701 Jackson Street in Roanoke Rapids and see the centers rockfish which encourages everyone who sees it to “Never Stop Growing”.  More information can be found on the Jo Story Senior Center Facebook page. 

The Jo Story Senior Center is a NC Senior Center of Excellence, whose mission is “to provide services that promote wellness, encourage independence, provide transportation and social and recreational activities that enhance the quality of life for older adults.” 

The Center is open to anyone 55 years of age and older, no matter where they live, and seniors that live within 2 miles of the city limits of Roanoke Rapids can also be picked up to take part in the centers free programs including, exercise classes, weekly shopping trips, Wednesday Bingo, a library, game room, an open fitness room, computer room and knitting.  Tai Chi and Yoga classes are also available for $10 month.  

Roanoke Valley Rocks is a public relations/public arts campaign designed to uplift and inspire the community and its visitors. The Halifax County Convention & Visitors Bureau is committed to making the Roanoke Valley a great place to visit.  This program has been successful, because of the many local businesses that “launched” fish at their locations and supported the project. A tour of all the “fish” can be found at