Monthly Archives: March 2016

FYI: An Invitation to the Followers of Main Street Rocky Mount

Poinsett Hotel – Greenville, SC Recently I wrote about The Ricks Hotel in Rocky Mount, NC. I went so far as to pick, from all the rest, the Masonic Building, my choice for a new boutique hotel. (I haven’t caught … Continue reading

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Honoring The Liberal Arts Club Formed in 1913 – Rocky Mount Ladies Make a Difference.

History buffs can tell you that the first Woman Suffrage Parade took place in Washington, D.C. in 1913. The parade was scheduled on the day before President Woodrow Wilson’s inauguration…..to “march in a spirit of protest against the present political … Continue reading

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I Recruited YOU to Find Ghost Signs in Rocky Mount – How’s It Going?

Linda Edwards was born and raised in Rocky Mount. Today I listened to some of her stories as we spent time driving around the Edgemont Historic District and surrounding areas. She named for me the people who had once lived … Continue reading

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D.J. Rose – Leading Character in the Rocky Mount Story With An Invitation – Part 3

Another spring unfolds, days warm, flowering trees unfurl and catch us by surprise when glimpsed through the garden. Something happens to us this time of year; a longing for things past. We close our eyes and remember moments we would … Continue reading

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D.J. Rose – Movie Star or Contractor? – Part 2

I could make up a story about D. J. Rose, and tell you he was a movie star. Based on this photograph, would you doubt me? This gorgeous man has long settled into his place on the family tree, yet … Continue reading

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Who was D. J. Rose? The Setting of His Story – Part 1

David Jeptha Rose 1861-1940 In writing about David Jeptha Rose, the protagonist in today’s story, it is my pleasure to honor him. I hope to renew your interest and give reason anew to care about him. We must have a … Continue reading

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Getting Involved the Rocky Mount Way

“It has been said that, at its best, preservation engages the past in a conversation with the present over a mutual concern for the future.”  William Murtagh Don’t get left behind when it comes to what’s happening in Rocky Mount. There … Continue reading

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