Category Archives: People Making A Difference in Rocky Mount

Dang and Blast To The Tarboro Housing Street Project – Something Fabulous Is Happening – The Preservation of the First National Bank – Soon to Open Larema Coffee

“It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like “What about coffee at Larema Coffee Shop?” A. A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh, and S.F. Houghtlin I’m in the doldrums over this … Continue reading

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Tarrick Pittman – A Fine Man For Ward 1 and Rocky Mount – Things You Need to Know

    “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”                                       … Continue reading

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Celebrating 3 Years With You On Main Street Rocky Mount

When I write for this blog, I often think of us sitting together and talking on one of the benches along Main Street under the shade of the maturing crepe myrtles. It amazes me that later in July, it will … Continue reading

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Douglas Block Stories: Honoring Earl Carnegie “Doc” Burnette (1907-1976)

 One of the important pieces of the puzzle from the ‘Revitalization Rocky Mount Puzzle Box’ is the historic Douglas Block named for Dr. Junious Douglas, an African-American pharmacist. The Douglas Block was home to shops, restaurants, entertainment centers, and medical services owned … Continue reading

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Main Street Rocky Mount Blog Honored – Sharing My Good News

By LINDELL JOHN KAY
Staff Writer Monday, March 27, 2017 A local blogger has received state recognition for writing about downtown Rocky Mount. Stepheny Houghtlin was named a Main Street Champion, which are individuals who have gone the extra mile in … Continue reading

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Romancing the Brick – Osman Bennett Barnes – Part 3

I admit that the 1984 action-adventure, romantic-comedy entitled, Romancing the Stone, sounds better than the title for this post, Romancing the Brick, but I couldn’t help myself. I have had a long-standing romance with architecture that includes lots and lots of … Continue reading

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Who Was Osmon Bennett Barnes? – Part 2

“History is the essence of innumerable biographies.” Thomas Carlyle Osman Barnes’s granddaughter, Melissa Barker, took me to Pineview Cemetery to spend time with members of her family that are buried there. It is a deeply moving experience, where generations of … Continue reading

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