Category Archives: Stepheny’s Rocky Mount Reflections

Winston Churchill Comes to Rocky Mount, NC – Happy New Year 2018

Let’s not think of New Year’s Eve as merely a passing occasion we celebrate on December 31st, but as a boundary that we cross that leads to new thinking.  In these early January days, let us reflect on what revitalization means when we refer … Continue reading

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Celebrating a Merry Christmas on Main Street Rocky Mount

    Wishing all of you that meet me on Main Street a blessed Christmas and a New Year filled with your heart’s desires. I look forward to seeing you in January when together there is so much to remember, … Continue reading

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Imagining a New Rocky Mount Telegram – Part 2

“The greatest influence over content was a necessity–they had holes to fill on every page and jammed in any vaguely newsworthy string of words, provided it didn’t include expletives, which they were apparently saving for their own use around the office.” … Continue reading

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Imagining a New Rocky Mount Telegram – Part 1

I intended to major in journalism. It never worked out. It didn’t help that my junior year in high school I was turned down for a staff position on the Evanstonian, the school paper. Miss Stephens, the sponsor for the paper told me my … Continue reading

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Your Friend on Main Street – Asking For Your Prayers

Remembering Robert G. Houghtlin, Jr. You have been keeping me company on Main Street since July 2015. We’ve spent time together remembering the interesting and wonderful people who have been a part of Rocky Mount’s Story and we have celebrated … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas from Main Street Rocky Mount

Christmas at Stonewall Manor – Natural Plant Material Making the Season Bright Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Main Street Thank you for keeping me company on Main Street this past year. I’m … Continue reading

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An August Sunday in Nash and Edgecombe County

There are many things to be thankful for this Sunday and everyday living where we do.  In today’s political correctness, which drives me mad, I delight in the fact that many of the organizations we belong to begin their meetings … Continue reading

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