Architectural Salvage – For Preservationists, Tinkers and Gardeners

I “You must learn how to extract things of value out of things that seem totally worthless.” Pastor Adelaja Sunday What the heck is the Preservation Architectural Salvage Store? It sells historic and reclaimed architectural features. Items are donated to the store and sold at a reduced and affordable price. Many items are sourced from homes … Continue reading Architectural Salvage – For Preservationists, Tinkers and Gardeners

Battle Park Cemetery – Announcing Great News – Looking for People With Memories

Battle Park Cemetery, Nash County, NC 1308 Falls Road Rocky Mount, NC The story of the Battle family is a long and interesting tale. I spent time the other day exploring the Battle Park Cemetery once owned by The Rocky Mount Mills. At their deaths, many employees of the Mills, and their families, are buried … Continue reading Battle Park Cemetery – Announcing Great News – Looking for People With Memories

Pineview Cemetery: Families Gathered Together

Charles Dunn graciously took me on a 'drive around' one day. It was my first visit to Pineview Cemetery. I thought of Allen Gurganus, who wrote the opening piece in a book called 27 Views of Hillsborough - Old Houses & Young Men.  "Something about living in sight of stones that stand for persons expired these … Continue reading Pineview Cemetery: Families Gathered Together

A Salute to Nash General Hospital – Another Rocky Mount Asset

Passing Through The Hands of Strangers I’d never been to Nash General Hospital until our first great grandchild was born six months ago. The new parents extolled the care and kindness they were experiencing. In all the excitement, I paid little attention to my surroundings noting only that the hospital was clean and bright. Fast … Continue reading A Salute to Nash General Hospital – Another Rocky Mount Asset

Rallying Around the Cultural Scene – First Off: Bel Air Artisans Center

“The arts are the best insurance policy a city can take on itself.” Woody Dumas, former Mayor of Baton Rouge In our day to day lives of work and family responsibilities, there isn't a lot of time to wax poetic over a question like, what speaks to the stability of a community? That's why I … Continue reading Rallying Around the Cultural Scene – First Off: Bel Air Artisans Center

A Place Not To Be Missed – Sky-Vue Skateland Happy Anniversary

Denise Watkins "I'm going to the skating rink tonight." People have been saying this since September 1958. For 57 years, Vernon and Pauline Holder, and now their children, David Holder and Denise Holder Watkins, have been making a difference at Skateland. After spending time with Denise, a Rocky Mount advocate, it is apparent that she … Continue reading A Place Not To Be Missed – Sky-Vue Skateland Happy Anniversary