The Shame of Branch Street In Rocky Mount, NC – Councilman Joyner – Ward 3

"With the input from The Public Hearings, the American Rescue Plan Act money is intended for housing like you find on Branch Street." SFH I first drove up and down Branch Street in February 2022. I took the following photographs of boarded up houses and garbage. Here is a neighborhood that should be saved. My … Continue reading The Shame of Branch Street In Rocky Mount, NC – Councilman Joyner – Ward 3

The Possibilities of Color in Rocky Mount, NC

A favorite word of mine is Possibilities. It is a positive word that applies to what is ahead, perhaps another trip to Italy, or the completed garden of my dreams. There is a possibility that not a house in the historic districts of Rocky Mount will remain boarded up and neglected. I believe there is … Continue reading The Possibilities of Color in Rocky Mount, NC

Making The American Rescue Fund Equitable For Rocky Mount, NC

Those in power need checks and restraints lest they come to identify the common good for their own tastes and desires, and their continuation in office as essential to the preservation of the nation.Supreme Court Justice - William O. Douglas When the statue of Robert E.Lee was pulled down, I found this editing of history … Continue reading Making The American Rescue Fund Equitable For Rocky Mount, NC

How Best To Spend $5.2 Million in Rocky Mount, NC According To The Gospel of Stepheny

Thomas Sowell's quotation is insightful and pertinent to Rocky Mount's reality. In a past blog post: https://mainstreetrockymount.com/2022/09/20/rocky-mount-nc-how-best-to-spend-5-million-dollars/ I wrote about standing next to a black gentleman at a public hearing on another matter who was shaking his head. He said, "I come to these public hearings and in the end, the Council does what they … Continue reading How Best To Spend $5.2 Million in Rocky Mount, NC According To The Gospel of Stepheny

The Restoration of Rocky Mount Housing – Positive Consequences

"There is something about a restoration which attracts people. In towns far and wide it is trendy to return to renovated homes near the center of town. Formerly dismal neighborhoods come to life with exteriors painted in vibrant colors. Residents walk their dogs, jog, and push their baby carriages. Tourists come from far & wide … Continue reading The Restoration of Rocky Mount Housing – Positive Consequences

What You Will Find at the Top of the Stairs: Emerson Esthetics and Medspa

What you will find is a beautiful space on the second floor of a restored building owned by Witt and Robert Barnes at 200 Sunset Street facing Howard Street. Witt & Robert are both natives of Rocky Mount, NC. who have a stake in the revitalization of historic downtown. 118 SUITE 200 SUNSET AVENUE252.314.3920ROCKY MOUNT, … Continue reading What You Will Find at the Top of the Stairs: Emerson Esthetics and Medspa