Time to Discuss the Position of Rocky Mount’s Downtown Development Manager

I'm late, I'm late forA very important date.No time to say hello, good-bye,I'm late, I'm late, I'm late -Alice in Wonderland  Public Relations Director Kirk Brown said earlier,"August 1, '22 is the target date to have the Downtown and Business Development staff in place at 132 S.W. Main, to start serving the public." I'm told … Continue reading Time to Discuss the Position of Rocky Mount’s Downtown Development Manager

Making The American Rescue Fund Equitable For Rocky Mount, NC

Those in power need checks and restraints lest they come to identify the common good for their own tastes and desires, and their continuation in office as essential to the preservation of the nation.Supreme Court Justice - William O. Douglas When the statue of Robert E.Lee was pulled down, I found this editing of history … Continue reading Making The American Rescue Fund Equitable For Rocky Mount, NC

How Best To Spend $5.2 Million in Rocky Mount, NC According To The Gospel of Stepheny

Thomas Sowell's quotation is insightful and pertinent to Rocky Mount's reality. In a past blog post: https://mainstreetrockymount.com/2022/09/20/rocky-mount-nc-how-best-to-spend-5-million-dollars/ I wrote about standing next to a black gentleman at a public hearing on another matter who was shaking his head. He said, "I come to these public hearings and in the end, the Council does what they … Continue reading How Best To Spend $5.2 Million in Rocky Mount, NC According To The Gospel of Stepheny

The Bungalow Revival on Howell Street Continues- Rocky Mount, NC

It all started with Justin Floyd and his wife when they restored this beautiful bungalow. (A full blog devoted to them coming soon.) I think of this home as a preservation 'poster child' in Rocky Mount when it comes to this prevalent architecture. The Duchess of Howell Street has followed Justin and it is one … Continue reading The Bungalow Revival on Howell Street Continues- Rocky Mount, NC

Repurposing in Rocky Mount, NC: Studio 13 on Pearl Street With Blue Ribbon Results

Studio 13 118 S Pearl StreetRocky Mount, NC 27803 info@simmonsandharris.com(252) 977-1616 Oh my! I went to check on how the Studio 13 project was coming along. I make no apologies for how I reacted by throwing up my hands, and smiling with appreciation for the handsome facade before me. This repurposing is tasteful, handsome, a … Continue reading Repurposing in Rocky Mount, NC: Studio 13 on Pearl Street With Blue Ribbon Results

Rocky Mount, NC: How Best To Spend 5 Million Dollars

... it's an irresponsible government that fails to choose priorities. Tony Blair A series of public engagement hearings are under way in regards to the $5 Million from the American Rescue Plan and how it should be spent. This large sum dangled before me strongly suggests I can be a hypocrite. I fume and swear … Continue reading Rocky Mount, NC: How Best To Spend 5 Million Dollars