Stepheny: Traveling Beyond Rocky Mount, NC – Suggestions For Your Itinerary

Stepheny's Side Garden - Home Maybe the gift of a few days strung together with lower temperatures and less humidity put me in mind of going back to school, the day after Labor Day. I got to wondering if grade-school children are still asked to write about, 'what I did over summer vacation?' I don't … Continue reading Stepheny: Traveling Beyond Rocky Mount, NC – Suggestions For Your Itinerary

Rocky Mount, NC: Ben Braddock Creates Two New Gourmet Dishes For Main Street Business Buffet

Thanks to a Bill West Telegram article, I learned that Ben Braddock has been busy creating a couple of gourmet dishes for Main Street's business buffet. With available space, he pursued an idea, and when the space was ready, he called Tierra Norwood, head of the Small Business Department at NCC. (Probably the wisest phone … Continue reading Rocky Mount, NC: Ben Braddock Creates Two New Gourmet Dishes For Main Street Business Buffet

Walking On The Sunny Side of the Street in Rocky Mount, NC

MANLEY PHOTOGRAPHS FINDS STEPHENY WALKING ALONG MAIN STREET I've written that I grew up listening to my parents sing while sitting in the back seat of the car. One of those songs was The Sunny Side of the Street Click Here for Willy Nelson to put you in the right mood for this blog post. … Continue reading Walking On The Sunny Side of the Street in Rocky Mount, NC

Jim Thorpe Inducted Into The Hall of Fame 2005 – His Historical Marker In Rocky Mount, NC Is Standing Again

A Thorpe marker first installed in 1960 told passersby that Jim Thorpe came to the city in 1909 to play baseball for the Rocky Mount Railroaders. The marker was accidentally struck by a mowing service. It took several years, but the marker stands again. Jogging your memory: A year after Thorpe won his two gold … Continue reading Jim Thorpe Inducted Into The Hall of Fame 2005 – His Historical Marker In Rocky Mount, NC Is Standing Again

Dedicated to Tom Harris and ‘J Kelly’ Walker – New Rocky Mount Councilmen

ROBERT KENNEDY David Halberstam was one of America's most distinguished journalists & ​historians. My introduction to him came when I read The Fifties, a decade full of interesting information. He mentions the origins of motels along the highway, fast food as in McDonalds, and the birth of advertising by discussing Leo Burnett Advertising in Chicago; … Continue reading Dedicated to Tom Harris and ‘J Kelly’ Walker – New Rocky Mount Councilmen

Post Cards From Main Street : Portland Bungalows

“The world before us is a postcard, and I imagine the story we are writing on it.”― Mary E. Pearson, The Miles Between I am of an age that remembers buying post cards on trips when traveling with my parents. Usually I bought them from a drug store or hotel gift shop that had a … Continue reading Post Cards From Main Street : Portland Bungalows