Main Street Rocky Mount, NC LOVES Howell Street

The Back of the House at 201 S. Howell Street On the corner of Howell and Western sits my newest favorite house in the Villa Place Historic District. The District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The house is a contributing structure for the District. On a Stepheny drive-by, one glance and … Continue reading Main Street Rocky Mount, NC LOVES Howell Street

A New 5-Minute Podcast: Rocky Mount NC City Council Elections

Crystal Wimes-Anderson joined me on the podcast today. You will enjoy getting to know her as I have. She's a bright, articulate young women that can win the seat in Ward 3, currently held by Mr. Joyner. I'm excited about Crystal bringing her experience and leadership to help bring an end to the dishonest practices … Continue reading A New 5-Minute Podcast: Rocky Mount NC City Council Elections

In Rocky Mount, NC – The Curious Incident

Sherlock Holmes Many of you have heard of the famous Sherlock Holmes mystery about the “dog that didn’t bark.” It’s a short story from 1892 called “Silver Blaze.” It’s about the disappearance of a famous racehorse the night before a race and the murder of the horse’s trainer. Sherlock Homes solves the mystery, in part, … Continue reading In Rocky Mount, NC – The Curious Incident

Another Impossible Rocky Mount Housing Situation -Grant Money

Restored Bungalow on Rose St.Restored Bungalow on Rose St. Many of you will remember when Lindell Kay was writing for The Rocky Mount Telegram. I credit his articles about the City Council and City Management as the beginning of a new day for Main Street and beyond. His articles gave people courage to stop talking … Continue reading Another Impossible Rocky Mount Housing Situation -Grant Money

An Impossible Situation in Rocky Mount, NC Concerning Housing

My Favorite Architect Great Granddaughter Annaclaire turns six in February. She often says things that surprise me and seem beyond her years. She was having a conversation with her Mama about kindergarten. She asked, "When are they going to teach something hard?" Mama said, "What do you mean?" "I want to be able to figure … Continue reading An Impossible Situation in Rocky Mount, NC Concerning Housing