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Ribbon Cutting on the Newest Canoe/Kayak Outtake on the Roanoke River

Post: May 13, 2024

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Weldon, NC – The North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, Representative Michael Wray, The Halifax County Convention & Visitors Bureau (HCCVB), and Weldon Town Commissioners cut the ribbon today on the newest Canoe/Kayak Outtake on the Roanoke River. NC Wildlife Resources completed construction of the outtake in April 2024.

Representative Wray stated, "This partnership between NC Wildlife Resources, the HCCVB & NCDOT has been a good example of how organizations can work together for additional access to North Carolina's Natural Resources."

"We are excited about this new takeout above the rapids in Weldon, " said Lori Medlin, President & CEO of the HCCVB. "This will allow a float from Gaston to Weldon without navigating the rapids at River Falls Park. You can even end your day at Weldon Mills Distillery, a short walk from the outtake!"

Steven Bailey, Facility Construction Engineer, and Gary Gardner, Engineer Chief Division Chief of the NC Wildlife Resources Commission, were on hand to cut the ribbon. From the mountains to the coast, North Carolina has a wide variety of outdoor activities to enjoy, and the Wildlife Commission provides access and opportunity. Boaters can explore more than 5,000 miles of North Carolina waters. Check out their website to find a boat ramp or access point near you.

Pictured: Muzette Kiger, Doris Garner, Gary Gardner, Representative Michael Wray, Steven Bailey, Lori Medlin, Connor Winstead, Jennifer Cox, Cheryl Wray Edwards, Nancy Sandoval, and Chris Wicker.

Updated: May 28, 2024 11:52 amEDT

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