Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin lives in Nashville, NC where she writes and gardens. Moving from Chapel Hill/Durham, NC in May 2013, she soon made her first visit to downtown Rocky Mount. Delighted with the streetscape, and beautiful architecture along the Main street and adjacent areas, she was disturbed that so many of these amazing buildings sat silent and neglected. She found herself imagining the writing that led to the creation of her blog, Main Street Rocky Mount. Though she lives in Nashville, Rocky Mount is the marker she uses when telling friends where she now lives. She shops the local businesses and restaurants and is a member of St. Andrews Episcopal Church. She is a board member of Preservation Rocky Mount and Twin Counties Hall of Fame. She is a past president of Rocky Mount Garden Club and wrote their newsletter for several years. She is a past member of the Tar River Orchestra & Chorus (TROC) League.
Stepheny, an author of two novels, Greening of a Heartand Facing East has recently published a third novel entitled, Repairers of the Breach. Part of this book is dedicated to Rocky Mount’s ‘Repairers’ who are revitalizing Main Street and beyond. She publishes a second blog about writing, books, gardening, and has taken her readers on five-day blog tours to Chicago, Charleston and the Cotswolds. If you have an interest in these types of subjects, she invites you to Visit her at Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin.
To help promote this area, she launched Mainstreetrockymount.comPlease Follow this site, which is built upon the theme, honoring the past, building a future. Feel free to share this link with your Facebook friends and on other social media sites, to help spread Stepheny’s positive message. A proud moment for Stepheny and the blog came in March 2016 when she was named a Main Street Champion along with others across the State that promote Main Street.
In late 2019, Stepheny added a Facebook page by the same name, Main Street Rocky Mount. Learning to speak ‘Main Street’ and identify architectural elements are but a few of the posts promoting Preservation, Restoration, and Repurposing. She invites you to like and follow this Facebook page.