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Proposed Bill Could Help Fund Promotion Of Entertainment District

Posted April 26, 2005 6:53 a.m. EDT

— Two state lawmakers want funding in the state budget to promote the proposed Roanoke Rapids entertainment district off of Interstate 95.

Rep. Lucy T. Allen, D-Halifax, and Rep. Michael H. Wray, D-Northampton, filed a proposal that would set aside $1 million for statewide promotion.

Plans for the area include up to five theaters with nationally recognized singers.

Work on the project could begin in June.