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Former Randy Parton Theatre up For Discussion Again

Posted February 26, 2008

— For the second day in a row, the Roanoke Rapids City Council will discuss the theater once named after country singer Randy Parton.

City leaders fired Parton and removed his name from the theater after they say he showed up drunk for a show.

Several issues are on the agenda for tonight's meeting, including an audit that reportedly shows thousands of dollars improperly accounted for.

Roanoke Rapids city leaders met with attorneys behind closed doors Monday in Raleigh. They said they want to know how much money they still have to pay Parton. The discussion will continue tonight at city council.

Under the contract with Parton, the city must pay $250,000 a year regardless of whether he performs or not. City officials said they want to come to terms with the singer.

Tonight, the public will get a chance to share its thoughts.


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  • drnc Feb 26, 2008

    If Roanoke Rapids would go ahead and lease the theater out as a big, flea market or an used car dealership, they might make a little money.

  • Six String Feb 26, 2008

    What have you got against Clay Aiken?

  • wralfan Feb 26, 2008

    Can we just rename this the Clay Aiken Theater and move forward?

    Again, I'm glad I sold my property in Halifax County.

  • Six String Feb 26, 2008

    Here's the angle: Dolly is Randy's sister, and she lives in Tennessee. Tennessee has a Republican governor that Dolly likes and he supports President Bush in every way. Therefore, you have a direct connection between Bush and Randy Parton. I knew something was afoul.

  • Six String Feb 26, 2008

    "The only angle missing from this story is how it's all George Bush's fault."

    Give me a minute, I'll come up with something...

  • Six String Feb 26, 2008


    Now there is a real idea for those folks. This is the direction they should have gone in the first place. Although, if I might be so bold to suggest a slight name alteration -- it might sell better if it were "Billy Bob's TOPLESS BBQ and Booty"
    Everybody loves topless BBQ sandwiches, don't you know?

  • iamforjustice Feb 26, 2008

    Are there nice hotels in Roanoke Rapids? Are there any nice swimming pools. Any casinos around? Seems that people around here have problems with good entertainment. A Thriller 25 year anniversary concert...everybody loves Michael Jackson.

  • Womble_Fred Feb 26, 2008

    The NE Partnership guy is slimey as the day is long. Watson I believe is his name. You can just see he's a white collar crook. Parton was just a willing, but I doubt fully culpaple, accomplice. Anyone who laments being "throwed out" can't be all bad and certainly not devious enough to intentionally steal anything. The only angle missing from this story is how it's all George Bush's fault.

  • iamforjustice Feb 26, 2008

    Throw some free concerts and sell over priced watered down alcohol drinks 20.00 per drink and 15.00 per beer and have a 5 drink minimum. People won't notice the high prices, they will just see "FREE CONCERT" Once drunk then they will get hungry and sell hotdogs for 15.00 dollars for just the hotdog and 2 bucks extra for the bun. Oh yeah don't forget to charge for parking 10 dollars per person in the car.

  • ncweddingdj.com Feb 26, 2008

    Pay your contractual debts, Roanoke Rabids. Then, start over.

    Be right, beginning now.