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

Tell Me I’m Not Wrong About The ‘Band of Brothers’ on Main Street

I tend to romanticize things on Main Street…..I offer no apology. This tendency explains how I came to believe there is a Band of Brothers changing the scene in historic downtown. I love meeting and writing about individuals from various walks of life and backgrounds investing their time and resources. It is these people saving … Continue reading Tell Me I’m Not Wrong About The ‘Band of Brothers’ on Main Street

When The Stars Align – Whit and Robert Barnes Appear – Sons of Rocky Mount

It suits my romantic inclinations to write this Sorsby's Tale after spending time with Whit Barnes. This tale is my favorite kind of Main Street news.I love generational novels that cover family history. In this case we have the family that founded Bullocks Furniture in 1901 unto the 5th generation that rests in a tall, … Continue reading When The Stars Align – Whit and Robert Barnes Appear – Sons of Rocky Mount