This week’s Hometown Heroes, presented by Hendrick Southpoint, are the residents of the Rogers Road neighborhood.
Last week, the residents gathered at the Rogers Road Community Center to celebrate the near-completion of a sewage line connection.
The community center, completed in 2014, was one of the first in a recent wave of basic services and amenities made available to the historically black community after decades of work and advocacy from the residents. The sewer line completion is another mark in that long line of work, including closing the landfill near the neighborhood in 2013 after more than 40 years.
“I’m not going to say overdue, but we are here at a new horizon,” Minister Robert Campbell said during the ceremony. “So I just wanted to thank everyone for all the support you’ve been giving to the Rogers-Eubanks Neighborhood Association and this community.”