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:

Hall of Fame Inductee – Peter Varney – How Different Things Would Be

A few years ago I realized I knew so little about the people who have been the architects of my life, those that have orchestrated the world I know. When the politically correct editing of our history began, I changed … Continue reading

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Hall of Fame Inductee – Lynell Bynum – The Legacy of a Grandson

The day I sat across the table at the Central Cafe from Chris Falk, Lynell Bynum’s grandson, I felt teary. (You know how I am.) This handsome, young man, articulate, bright, whose company I was keeping for a few hours, is … Continue reading

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The Time Has Come To Talk Of Many Things – Cabbages and Kings

“If you want to change the world, pick up your pen and write.” ― Martin Luther There was a point in my marriage when I pondered the   philosophical question: If you don’t want to do something, does that mean I … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurs and Rocky Mount Go Together Like Pooh Bear and Honey, Like Travis and Kristi, Brandon and Etaf

From the back seat of my car, a 3-1/2-year-old child reacts to a familiar place. “Grammy!!! there is Barley and Burger where Daddy and I have our date nights. They have french fries!” Spoken by a decerning french fry expert. Annaclaire … Continue reading

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The Imperial Centre Fall Exhibitions: Adaptive Preservation Par Excellence and Talent Galore

“If we, citizens, do not support our artists, then we sacrifice our imagination on the altar of crude reality and we end up believing in nothing and having worthless dreams.” Yann Martel, Life of Pi Guilty as charged! I haven’t … Continue reading

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The Run Off Election For Mayor – Vote For Sandy Roberson

“you know, they say if you don’t vote, you get the government you deserve.” On election day, October 8, of those who voted in the mayoral race, they elected Sandy Robinson by a landslide, eliminated two candidates, yet failed to capture … Continue reading

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Invitation: A New Facebook Page For Main Street Rocky Mount

Here is the link to the newly created Facebook Page:                         Where better to create a new Facebook page with my sweet friend, Denise Watkins, of Sky-Vue Skateland, than at the newly preserved and restored, Larema Coffee, in the … Continue reading

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