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Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina

Located on the Roanoke River, the city of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina is part of Halifax County and has a current population of approximately 17,000. Roanoke Rapids is found on the fall line of the Piedmont and Coastal Plain regions, which has proven to be an excellent climate for agricultural pursuits over the years. Top employers in Roanoke Rapids are Halifax Regional Medical Center, Kapstone Kraft Paper, and New Dixie Oil Corporation.

Roanoke Rapids’ mixture of flat and hilly land made the city an ideal agricultural location. Since its establishment, settlers were drawn to the community’s fertile land and began growing cotton, tobacco, corn, peas, potatoes, and flax crops. Eventually textile mills opened along the banks of the Roanoke River, including Patterson Mills Company, Rosemary Manufacturing Company, and Roanoke Rapids Mill. Over its course of development, Roanoke Rapids was also home to pulp and paper companies such as Halifax Paperboard and International Paper Company. Present-day Roanoke Rapids remains home to Kapstone Paper and Packaging, a pulp and paper company that produces sack paper, containerboard, and saturating Kraft products. Kapstone employs 1,600 employees and is responsible for producing the Kraftpak and DuraSorb paper brands.

The longstanding manufacturing history of Roanoke Rapids places the city in a high risk category for asbestos exposure. If you were exposed to asbestos containing products, you may be at risk to develop malignant mesothelioma. We provide information on mesothelioma treatment options near Roanoke Rapids at the bottom of this page. If you were diagnosed with mesothelioma in Roanoke Rapids, you should also consider contacting a mesothelioma lawyer for legal advice.

Asbestos Exposure at Jobsites in Roanoke Rapids

The Mesothelioma Cancer Alliance has compiled information obtained from a number of sources to identify the following jobsites in Roanoke Rapids where asbestos exposure was known to have occurred. These sites are listed below.

  • Albemarle Paper Company
  • Bibb Company
  • Champion International Corp
  • Champion Paper
  • Cotton Div Patterson Plant
  • Federal Paper Board Company Inc. Southern Div
  • Halifax Paper Board Company
  • Halifax Paper Company, Inc.
  • Halifax Paperboard
  • Hoerner Waldorf Corp
  • International Paper Company
  • J.P. Stevens and Company Inc
  • Northwestern District Hospital
  • Panda Rosemary
  • Patterson Mills Company
  • Patterson Plant
  • Roanoke Rapids Mill
  • Roanoke Rapids Power Company
  • Rosemary Manufacturing Company
  • Rosemary Plant
  • Westpoint Stevens Patterson Plant

Mesothelioma Cancer Centers near Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma cancer centers that are located within a 100 mile radius of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. Please click on a cancer center link to obtain more information about the clinical programs offered, professional designations, areas of expertise and how to contact the center.

401 College Street
Richmond, VA 23298

Distance: 79.5 miles

Lake Wright Cancer Care Center of Virginia
5900 Lake Wright Drive
Norfolk, VA 23502

Distance: 88.7 miles

101 Manning Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Distance: 80.2 miles

2424 Erwin Road
Durham, NC 27710

Distance: 72.2 miles

Mesothelioma Doctors near Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina

For your convenience, we have compiled a list of mesothelioma doctors that are located within a 100 mile radius of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina. Please click on a doctor link to obtain more information about his/her background, areas of expertise, professional affiliations, and office locations.

Dr. David H. Harpole, Jr.
Duke Cancer Institute
2424 Erwin Road, Suite 403
Durham, NC 27705

Distance: 75.4 miles

Filing an Asbestos Lawsuit in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina

Don’t lose your rights! If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma and were exposed to asbestos in North Carolina, you may be entitled to compensation. You may have limited time to file a claim. If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and have a pathology report in hand to support that diagnosis, you are eligible for financial assistance.

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