Podcast Day: The Tar River Orchestra and Chorus, A Rocky Mount, NC Gem

After attending the performance this past Friday evening of the Tar River Chorus and Carolina Brass, I want to send out an alert to the community of Rocky Mount, that we have let this amazing group simmer on the back burner. I grew up taking the train with my mother, wearing her curly lamb fur … Continue reading Podcast Day: The Tar River Orchestra and Chorus, A Rocky Mount, NC Gem

Troy Davis Cuts the Ribbon on Opportunity- The Davis Lofts on Main Street

Troy Davis Cuts the Ribbon for Davis Lofts A lovely evening: Friends, family, prospective renters and curious folks gathered last Friday night to celebrate the ribbon cutting for the Davis Lofts. The few photographs I took give away my interest in the brick walls that were left exposed, the paint and plaster that honor the … Continue reading Troy Davis Cuts the Ribbon on Opportunity- The Davis Lofts on Main Street

Wednesday – Podcast Day – Storytelling, Preservation, Restoration, Repurposing – City Council – Main Street and Beyond

TALKING MAIN STREET WITH STEPHENY CLICK ON: https://anchor.fm/stepheny-houghtlin If you live in Rocky Mount NC or care about preservation, want to stay caught up with Main Street success stories, you'll want to listen to Stepheny's take on things. This latest podcast links Charing Cross Road in London with the revitalization of Main Street and beyond. … Continue reading Wednesday – Podcast Day – Storytelling, Preservation, Restoration, Repurposing – City Council – Main Street and Beyond

Direct Your Feet to the Sunny Side of the Street

WASHINGTON STREET I grew up listening to my parents sing in the front seat of the car. (Stardust and Melancholy Baby were my father's favorites.) I knew the words to The Sunny Side of the Street by the time I started school. The melodies and lyrics that have followed me through my life play quietly … Continue reading Direct Your Feet to the Sunny Side of the Street

The ‘Moe Deloach Generation’ – Picking Up The Right End Of The Stick

I was out having what I call, ‘a Stepheny kind of day,’ headed to the new relocated restaurant, Lillie May’s Kitchen. It is in the beautiful, restored space that began as the Washington Street Grill. Besides a good Philly cheese steak wrap, a friendly and welcoming owner,Vincent Jamal Wiggins, the same brick walls that make … Continue reading The ‘Moe Deloach Generation’ – Picking Up The Right End Of The Stick