Stepheny Sings A Joe Cocker Song to Troy White – A New Face on Howard Street

I often sing a few lines from a Joe Cocker song when I think of those I am grateful for, love, and admire.  I haven't met Mr. White, so it is unusual to connect a song with a stranger. There are exceptions. Mr. White is another 'angel unaware' that has come to Main Street. You … Continue reading Stepheny Sings A Joe Cocker Song to Troy White – A New Face on Howard Street

They Say, ‘A Good Man Is Hard To Find’ But I Found One

"We will make caring more contagious than this virus and we will come out on the other side a much stronger community." -Charles Roberson His name is Charles "Verb" Roberson, a small business owner and an investor in downtown Rocky Mount. Charles thinks of the entrepreneurs investing in downtown as pioneers who have been willing to … Continue reading They Say, ‘A Good Man Is Hard To Find’ But I Found One

Relaxing With “Seek” On A Sunday Morning – Vernon Franklin Sechriest – Journalist

Vernon Sechriest was associated with The Rocky Mount Telegram for 55 years. Back when journalists were a special bred, Mr. Sechriest's influence on aspiring writers and newspaper associates was said to be inspirational. A long-time editor and as a weekly columnist, he captured my attention when writing his bio for the program at the recent … Continue reading Relaxing With “Seek” On A Sunday Morning – Vernon Franklin Sechriest – Journalist

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 has recently put together that there are four places in Rocky Mount where you can eat … Continue reading Entrepreneurs and Rocky Mount Go Together Like Pooh Bear and Honey, Like Travis and Kristi, Brandon and Etaf

Lindell Kay – Reporter for The Rocky Mount Telegram – Saying Adieu

I left for the University of Kentucky declaring I would major in journalism, that is until I came under the spell of my freshman advisor, head of the Sociology Department. I had grown up with the Chicago Tribune that loomed large over the city. I have had many a serious discussion about the state of … Continue reading Lindell Kay – Reporter for The Rocky Mount Telegram – Saying Adieu

We Celebrate a New Downtown Business – NABS – May 20th, 2019

On Friday I attended the soft opening of the new Deli and Coffee Shop, NABS - (Never A Better Sandwich). I walked into the dream of Yalem Kiros. I had a wonderful experience and so will you. Yalem is a native of Ethiopia, one of the world's leading coffee producing countries. We know this lovely … Continue reading We Celebrate a New Downtown Business – NABS – May 20th, 2019