Category Archives: Stepheny’s Rocky Mount Reflections

Hold Up A Minute -This Downtown Housing Plan on Tarborro St. Is Not a ‘Zion’ Slam Dunk – Part 1

It’s been a great weekend for shotgun houses after publishing on Saturday morning my belief that they are a preferable alternative to government-owned housing. Social Media got busy commenting on what I’d written and added additional ideas and wonderful support for … Continue reading

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Don’t Lose Sight Of The Issues At Hand With The Rocky Mount City Council

An Editorial on Main Street Rocky Mount – SFH Who Stayed Up All Night and Thought of This? That was my original reaction to the announcement of a new city manager. She came with a dark cloud over her head … Continue reading

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Main Street Christmas Reflection with Love from Stepheny

The year is winding down and within all of us remain the children we once were who still anticipate Christmas. Based on comments you have left on this blog, Christmas memories are some of your favorite when remembering Main Street Rocky Mount; … Continue reading

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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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