The 100 year old time capsule, which was recessed in the building's cornerstone, was opened Saturday Oct 2, 2021.
The contents included a Bible, masonic code from 1915, a copper penny, and a Roanoke Rapids Herald dated September 24, 1920. The headlines: “Nationwide Fight Against Disease”, “Cornerstone Laying Ceremony Saturday”. History repeating itself! Those items will be placed back in the 2121 time capsule along with current photos of student activities, community letters, and of course a face mask.
The school also honored some of its alumni including former homecoming queens and alumnus Captain Bill Robinson ('61) who is the longest held POW in American History. Airmen from Pope Air Force Base joined in honoring Robinson during the weekend festivities. U.S. Senator Thom Tillis, State Representative Michael Wray, the Halifax County Commissioners, and the Department of Public Instruction, all presented the school with gifts to mark its centennial. The event concluded with a festival in the school's courtyard.