its 82 rooms in both single and 2-story buildings, Roanoke Rapids
or Weldon opened in 1965. It was a dream location, for it was a
temporary termination point of I-95 for many years. Motorists were
required to exit and use older highways to travel south causing
them to slow down past the HoJo's complex at street level.
site also featured a Gift Shop, Tourist Info Center, and Putting
Green. Long lived, it remained a Howard Johnson's including its
full-service HoJo's Restaurant until 1989. Its phone number and
address were listed as a Hampton Inn in 2005.