The town of Roseboro has a new and improved website, featuring new pictures of the town, information for visitors and new residents, the historical story of how the town was established, and much more.
“We were looking for a website solution that could easily be updated by town employees and that was appealing and informative for our citizens. Our previous website was managed by one person and was not being kept up-to-date,” shared town commissioner Alice Butler of what led to the creation of the new website.
“Art Jackson, with NCSTEP (North Carolina Small Towns Economic Prosperirty), told us about GovOffice Web Solutions and said that several North Carolina towns had used their services. We researched their product and decided to contract with them.”
According to Butler, it is “thanks to an NCSTEP grant that Roseboro was able to revamp its website to make it more friendly and useful.” The grant covered the $1,825 initial cost for setting up the new site. An additional fee of $450 will be paid annually for web services, including web hosting, maintenance, and customer support.
“It took a couple of months to gather the information and create the site which went live on March 14,” Butler noted. “Fortunately we were able to keep the same domain name which is www.roseboronc.com.”
The town board hopes that the new website will better serve locals in the Roseboro community as well as help draw visitors and possible future residents to the area.
“Our goal for the website is to have a central place citizens can go to for forms, meeting and event information, contact information, services, and more. We also want it to be a site that will encourage people to want to visit Roseboro and hopefully to move into Roseboro,” explained Butler.
Butler pointed out that the website includes important information about the town including details about the schools in the area, the parks and recreation, and the library, to name a few.
“We also have tried to include helpful information not only about the town of Roseboro but also its businesses. For example, under the “Business” tab, you will find a list of Roseboro’s businesses and their phone numbers,” added Butler. “We really encourage our citizens to shop and dine local.”
The town’s new website is also more interactive, allowing citizens to share their own thoughts and happenings. “As you know, a website is always a work in progress so we welcome suggestions. We currently have three quick forms that users can complete to get general information, to suggest ideas for the website, and to submit their own community event so it can be added to the Roseboro calendar. Just complete the website comment form under the “Contact Us” tab at the top of the home page.”
Lauren Williams can be reached at 910-592-8137, ext. 117 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.