A Zillion People of Rocky Mount, NC Making a Difference.

I'm reading another book, Roosevelt and Churchill: Men of Secrets by David Stafford. It is about World War II, British espionage and twentieth-century intelligence. A Goodreads review says the book 'provides a great backdrop into the friendship and covert chess match between FDR and Churchill’ Those of you who love to read an author like … Continue reading A Zillion People of Rocky Mount, NC Making a Difference.

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

Living Above the Store on Main Street in Rocky Mount, NC -Andrew and Nicolle Clark are Repairers of the Breach

ANDREW & NICOLLE CLARK "Across the country, communities like ours are reimagining themselves. They are involved in the monumental task of enticing people into their historic downtown core areas that offer beautiful architecture in silent buildings waiting for a second life. Those places with a great story, that can offer a sense of place, like … Continue reading Living Above the Store on Main Street in Rocky Mount, NC -Andrew and Nicolle Clark are Repairers of the Breach

QVC Fire Brings Knox “Buddy” Porter Back to Rocky Mount, NC

Entrance Wesleyan College The Larema Coffee House (Larema "my friend') is the perfect place to make a new friend. Denise Watkins, owner of Sky-Vue Skateland, asked me to join her to meet Knox Porter who she has known since school days. Knox grew up in rural Edgecombe County amid tobacco and cotton fields and the … Continue reading QVC Fire Brings Knox “Buddy” Porter Back to Rocky Mount, NC

The Restoration of Unity Cemetery Brought Back A Campfire Story

SETTING THE STAGE FOR A STORY: First, you must put on your Norman Rockwell glasses to return to a time of innocence, of patriotism, where a boy and girl sit at the soda fountain drinking from two straws, a sleeping boy is nestled with his dog beside him, of the family gathered around the Thanksgiving … Continue reading The Restoration of Unity Cemetery Brought Back A Campfire Story

The Eternal Varieties of Councilmen Knight and Blackwell

I have spent some quiet time since the City Council meeting this past Monday wrestling with how to hold the eternal varieties of the discussion over Unity Cemetery. These adjective words describe the situation that night. without beginning or end; lasting forever; always existing perpetual; ceaseless; endless:eternal quarreling; eternal chatter. Photographer William Manley and others have … Continue reading The Eternal Varieties of Councilmen Knight and Blackwell