The Roanoke Rapids City Council on Friday agreed to pay Randy Parton almost $547,000 to buy out his contract to perform at and manage a local music theater that once was named for him.
After months of criticism surrounding a theater he used to manage, Randy Parton tells his side of the story about what went wrong.
After months of criticism surrounding the theater that once bore his name, Randy Parton defended himself and said he didn't blame anyone for the project's failures.
The Carolina Crossroads retail development project, next to the Roanoke Rapids Theatre, broke ground Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2008.
The venue once known as the Randy Parton Theatre is celebrating its first sell out performance.
There are new concerns about the land that surrounds the Roanoke Rapids Theatre. Randy Parton is gone and so is his name, so the theater and the surrounding area must look for new ways to draw tourists.
Randy Parton is out, but the theater in Roanoke Rapids still bears his name. But that may not be for much longer. The City Council meets Tuesday night to discuss changing the name of the Randy Parton Theatre.
The Roanoke Rapids City Council held a closed-door meeting for over an hour Tuesday night to discuss Parton's contract and announced the hiring of an attorney to represent them in the dispute
Randy Parton could be singing the blues after a vote Tuesday night by the Roanoke Rapids City Council.
City officials want the namesake of the Randy Parton Theatre gone.
WRAL's Beau Minnick got an exclusive interview with Randy Parton on the night city officials asked him to leave his namesake theater a scheduled performance.
Roanoke Rapids city officials released financial records Thursday showing how Randy Parton spent part of his $3 million reserve fund, which was supplied by taxpayers for the Randy Parton Theatre.
The contract was signed at the Randy Parton Theatre more than a week ago, but the debate is not over.
The public is getting the first look at the new contract between the city of Roanoke Rapids and the Randy Parton Theatre. Some folks are already asking why the city is absorbing some of Parton's debt.
The Roanoke Rapids city council could release its new contract with the Randy Parton Theatre at its meeting Tuesday night, if the contract is finished.
For the first time, a city official in Roanoke Rapids has spoken out against how the city has handled its contract negotiations with the Randy Parton Theatre.
The Roanoke Rapids City Council wants to negotiation a revised contract for the Randy Parton Theater. The city borrowed about $21 million to help build the theater.
Roanoke Rapids officials say attendance figures at the newly opened Randy Parton Theater are less than they expected on their $21 million investment.
The Randy Parton Theater opened in Halifax County Thursday.
Public money brought the Randy Parton Theater to Roanoke Rapids, but the promise of a picture-postcard entertainment destination is the source of great excitement and some skepticism.