Monthly Archives: April 2016

Looking At The Queen Anne Hotel in New Orleans – A Reminder Of Our Own Rocky Mount NC Treasures – Preservation and Perspective

The Queen Anne Hotel has a steep gabled roof, asymmetrical shape and dormer windows Named for its style of architecture, dating from 1880-1910. IF ONLY….those cities that are trying to revitalize their historic downtown core areas all had a Queen … Continue reading

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Rocky Mount Historic Downtown Area – Letting Vancouver’s Victorian Hotel Teach Us A Thing Or Two

In former posts, I have written about the restoration of the Poinsett Hotel in Charlotte, NC, neglected for over twenty year, that was critical to the revitalization of the core downtown historic area. The Victorian Hotel pictured above is a  goldrush-era building … Continue reading

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Dr. Leslie O. Stone – His House and Garden – Part 3

Dr. Stone’s family home and garden can be found on Sycamore Ave in the Historic Edgemount District. I rang the doorbell to ask permission to take a few photographs of the exterior of the house and gardens. A lovely gentleman, … Continue reading

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A Mystery That Has Never Been Solved – Dr. Leslie O. Stone – Part 2

I love a good mystery, don’t you? English mysteries are my favorite, set in the village with the usual list of characters as suspects, a Vicar, his ditsy wife who serves tea. The cottages have names like Rose and Bramble. … Continue reading

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Saluting Rear Admiral Leslie O. Stone – Rocky Mount’s Dr. Stone – Part 1

Leslie O. Stone represents a way of life that is in peril. That’s why his story is important in Rocky Mount, NC and in today’s world.  It’s worrisome! The previlent sense of entitlement that now exists, politicians promising free “stuff.” … Continue reading

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GO AHEAD: Put “Sweet Taters Restaurant and Brewery on the Rocky Mount Map

Meet the team that is bringing Sweet Taters Restaurant & Brewery to life. Left to Right: Will Lewis, graphic design intern from Nash Community College. Chris Flora: Owner, Marketing Manager. Chris is working on his MBA and will be taking … Continue reading

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Rocky Mount Memorial Hospital – Tipping Our Hats To The Doctors Who Helped Keep The Community Well – Part 2

“GPs are almost the only doctors these days who understand all problems, can see the whole person…spend time with the dying…see things through to the end.” Jane Wilson-Howarth’s quotation says it nicely for us when we consider the Rocky Mount … Continue reading

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