Shotgun House on Pine St. Rocky Mount, NC A formal debate usually involves three groups: one supporting a resolution (affirmative team). The City Manager of Rocky Mount is defending the merits of forming a CLT. There is a team opposing the resolution (opposing team), that is represented by this Main Street Blog Post, and those … Continue reading 2022 – Rocky Mount NC Housing Decisions – A Community Land Trust for Rocky Mount
This Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at 6:30 PM, you are invited to Preservation Rocky Mount's annual meeting at Historic Stonewall Manor, to tour the house, meet and greet, and hear about the evolving organization plans for the coming year. (The membership will be electing new board members.) You've heard about PRM, been involved in past … Continue reading Preservation Rocky Mount Invites You To A Meeting – Don’t Miss It
Happy New Year "Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, 'It will be happier." Alfred Lord Tennyson Esther de Waal wrote a small treasure called, To Pause at the Threshold - Reflections on Living on the Border. … Continue reading Cross the Threshold with Me into the New Year – 2022
I wrote this book in 2011 trying out the new e-book world. An addicted reader myself, and a member of two book clubs, it was an exciting experience the first time I was asked to speak at a book club. I got better at it as those invitations continued. Below is the book blurb. I … Continue reading Stepheny Houghtlin, Rocky Mount, NC Author’s Book, Would Make a Great Last Minute Gift for Christmas at $3.99 Amazon Price
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
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.