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(2019) Habitat Home #28

Nov 21, 2019 

ROANOKE RAPIDS — The Habitat for Humanity members held a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday to build their 28th home for a family in need.

Executive Director for the organization Rochelle King said the completion of the house usually takes about a year, depending on the number of volunteers and weather, King said.

“This also gives the partner a year to save up money for the closing costs,” she said. “We don’t charge a down payment, but she does have to pay for closing items, which are really things for herself. Things like homeowners’ insurance — she has to pay a year in advance. Then we escrow for the homeowner’s insurance and for the real estate tax. It’s really her fees that she’s paying. That gives her a chance that year to save up the money for that.”

Because it is a new construction for a house, King said the family will need to put in 200 hours each of sweat equity into the home.

Lonte Le-Pre Jones (2019)

A home from humanity

March 5, 2019 

LITTLETON — Halifax-Northampton Habitat for Humanity gave a home to 23-year-old Lonte Le-Pre Jones Tuesday.


April 17, 2018

Habitat Home Dedication, Weldon, NC.

(2015) 25 families and counting

June 11, 2015

Halifax-Northampton Habitat for Humanity had a groundbreaking Wednesday afternoon on Russell Street in Gaston for the latest home the organization plans to build. This home will also be the 25th family served by this organization.

We prayed for a lot in Gaston and was gifted with the lot on Russell St. from Laura J. Stanley and Henry B. Long, Co-Executors of the Estate of Willie J. Long, Jr.," said Rochelle King, executive director of Halifax-Northampton Habitat for Humanity. "With God all things are possible! Also, the State Employee's Credit Union has given Habitat of NC a challenge to build 100 homes in 100 NC counties beginning with the poorest. This home will be one of the homes to meet that challenge.

Our Past Stories

(2017) The Joy of Volunteering

July 25, 2017

If age is supposed to be a time to relax a bit more, no one told the volunteers at Halifax Northampton Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore. 

The store takes in goods from Lowe’s and donations from the community, which are then priced low so the communi…

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(2013) Habitat for Humanity ReStore opens huge

Nov 5, 2013

The Roanoke Valley Habitat for Humanity’s new outlet store packed in the crowd Saturday as it welcomed the community to its new location.

The ReStore, 1152 Highway 48, features all sorts of items, from Christmas decorations to household items to actu…

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(2013) Home for Habitat: Home providing group hopes to move into larger digs by October

Sep 6, 2013

Habitat for Humanity in the Roanoke Valley hopes to move into a larger, consolidated operations center in Roanoke Rapids by the end of October.

Officials announced Thursday they closed sale on the old Farm-City Tractor building, 1152 Highway 48, whic…

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(2012) Habitat Home: Roanoke Rapids

Habitat home opening

Sept 7, 2012

It was Jan. 5 when the first walls went up at Passion Harris’ new Habitat for Humanity Home and Saturday at 3 p.m. Passion and her family, her partners from Habitat and the community will celebrate the culmination of a lot of pray…

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(2010) Fundraiser: Harlem Ambassadors take court to help Habitat

The Daily Herald Staff / March 5, 2010

JACKSON — Elton Stephens is looking forward to being one of The Habitat Hoopsters on Friday, March 12.

“It makes you want to give back to the community,” he said.

He and others from the Valley will show off their skills …

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(2010) Habitat Home

From Habitat to home

Rayners to receive keys to home during dedication event Sunday afternoon

Oct 29, 2010

WELDON — Divine inspiration from God was what made Priscilla Rayner apply for a Habitat for Humanity home earlier this year.

“I heard a voice from the Lord…

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(2010) Habitat Home #19: Weldon

Habitat home brings family back together

Dec 11, 2010

WELDON — An area family will be celebrating their first Christmas as homeowners thanks to Habitat for Humanity.

James Travis Jr., 37, and his wife Melissa Smallwood, 35, are living in their own home, which w…

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(2010) Habitat Home: Weldon

Family gets a home in Weldon, Habitat for Humanity breaks ground

Mar 19, 2010           

WELDON — Sunday, Priscilla and Richard Rayner got closer to their dream of becoming homeowners.

The Rayners along with their family, friends, church family, Halifax/Northamp…

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(2006) Contractor yard donates $30,000 in materials to Habitat.

Jan 17, 2006

Roanoke Rapids - Frank McGuiness once spent 16-hour days at Rockefeller Center in New York City managing the NBC stages. Tom House fixed machines at Xerox. Acey Smith spent 40 years at the mill.

Now these three and many others, like Ed Clark and Har…

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(2002) Habitat Home

Home helps woman's dreams come true

Dec 11, 2002

WELDON -- Kitty Wells lives in a house that love built.

When asked about the experience of helping build her own Habitat for Humanity home, Wells' eyes surveyed the inside walls of her 303 Turner St. house. A beami…

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(2002) Habitat Home #11: Weldon

Weldon family's dreams come true on Dec 18, 2002

ROANOKE RAPIDS -- The bright balloons tied to the railing let passersby know that something special was happening at 504 Chestnut St. in Weldon, Sunday afternoon. Months of hard work were rewarded and a family's c…

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