Peter Varney Retires For The 3rd Time From City Government-Rocky Mount, NC – 2021

Peter and Lynn Varney -2021 To finish up the year, this post is dedicated to Peter Varney on the occasion of his third retirement. He says he hopes to get retirement 'right' this time, which leaves the rest of us protesting, "Say it isn't so." The recent tributes to Senator Dole remind us that a … Continue reading Peter Varney Retires For The 3rd Time From City Government-Rocky Mount, NC – 2021

CEO Norris Tolson Delivers Economic Christmas Cheer to Rocky Mount, NC.

William West writes for the Telegram and brings consistant fine reporting. He has written about Mr. Tolson's message to the Chamber of Commerce concerning $249 million in potential investment and 806 potential jobs. We get mired down in the City Council and City Manager headlines. The reality of economic progress generated by the Carolina Gateway … Continue reading CEO Norris Tolson Delivers Economic Christmas Cheer to Rocky Mount, NC.

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