Author Archives: Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin

About Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin

Stepheny Forgue Houghtlin grew up in Evanston, IL. and is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. She is an author of two novels: The Greening of a Heart and Facing East. She lives, writes and gardens in NC. Visit her: Stephenyhoughtlin.com

Pedal Taverns – Are they in Rocky Mount’s Future? – We Gotta Look Into This Folks –

     I suppose all of my readers on Main Street know about Pedal Taverns, but without a granddaughter who lives in Milwaukee celebrating her 25th birthday, I would still be in the dark. It took my daughter, Debbie, to explain … Continue reading

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Historic Bellemonte House on Wesleyan College Campus – Soon to be a B & B – Hopefully Serving Tea

  The Bellemonte House, constructed between 1817 and 1825, may not be on your radar screen, but it soon will be. It was moved last year to a beautiful wooded lot on Bishop Road on the back side of Wesleyan … Continue reading

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Three Days at the Beach with Martha Battle Mebane – (1923-1996) – Day 3

Meeting on Main Street, as we do, you know I have written about the outstanding men of the community. They have left an ever-lasting mark, rising to the top of their professions through hard work, intelligence, good business practices, and are … Continue reading

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Three Days at the Beach With Martha Battle Mebane – (1923-1996) – Day 2

 My mother used to call it…living to the other side of things. Here in this charming photograph, still at the beach are Martha Battle Mebane and John Marvin Mebane. They have made it to the other side of things! When I … Continue reading

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Three Days at the Beach with Martha Battle Mebane – (1923-1996) – Day 1

MILE POST 13 – NAGS HEAD – 1950’s – NO PHONES – NO TV The family of Martha Battle Mebane and John Marvin Mebane (Spike) spend time every summer in Nags Head. A summer tradition Martha’s adult children have continued throughout … Continue reading

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The Wall Murals of Rocky Mount, NC Inspired By Quebec City Canada

The walled murals of Quebec City,  which depict the history of the city and its inhabitants, were commissioned between 1999 and 2008 to celebrate 400 years of the city’s existence. Although the pieces are fairly recent, they have nonetheless become … Continue reading

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Stonewall Manor Open House Weekend – May 20-21, 2017

L.M. Montgomery in Emily’s Quest says that an old house that had lived its life long ago seems quiet and wise and a little mysterious. Also a little austere, but very kind. Historic Stonewall Manor OPEN HOUSE       … Continue reading

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