Rocky Mount, NC: Andre Knight Can’t Catch a Break

Perhaps you agree with me that life is not a laughing matter right now. Filling a gas tank cost me $72.00, a grocery bill for one person cost as much as I once paid to feed six young children and two adults. You know the litany of woes I could mention, so I won't. I … Continue reading Rocky Mount, NC: Andre Knight Can’t Catch a Break

Local Icon Needs Our Help in Rocky Mount, NC

I have never been with Denise Watkins, the Fun Director at Sky-Vue skating, without past and present skaters greeting her with warm affection. September 1958, Vernon and Pauline Holder opened the business. Second-generation owner/operators are Denise Watkins and David Holder. Here is a place that sets a standard for children, a high bar for behavior. … Continue reading Local Icon Needs Our Help in Rocky Mount, NC

The Metal House Awnings of Rocky Mount, NC

In the 3rd Ward, this house has an aluminum awning in great shape I don't remember when the state of aluminum awnings appeared on my radar screen, but often driving through Wards 1-4, I began to notice how many there are in various states of repair. I wondered who the company was that installed them? … Continue reading The Metal House Awnings of Rocky Mount, NC

EXTRA, EXTRA, Read All about It. Exciting News on Rocky Mount’s Main Street: Andrew Clark, Investor, Completes Project.

CONGRATULATIONS I have written on this blog about Andrew Clark and his wife Nicole. (919-208-9509)Here is a quick reminder about him. Andrew Clark, (Rental Property Investor from Raleigh, NC) and wife bought two commercial properties on Main St (Music City & Lights buildings). They have completed work on two 2000sqft+ luxury lofts on the second … Continue reading EXTRA, EXTRA, Read All about It. Exciting News on Rocky Mount’s Main Street: Andrew Clark, Investor, Completes Project.

The Restoration of Rocky Mount Housing – Positive Consequences

"There is something about a restoration which attracts people. In towns far and wide it is trendy to return to renovated homes near the center of town. Formerly dismal neighborhoods come to life with exteriors painted in vibrant colors. Residents walk their dogs, jog, and push their baby carriages. Tourists come from far & wide … Continue reading The Restoration of Rocky Mount Housing – Positive Consequences

QVC Fire Brings Knox “Buddy” Porter Back to Rocky Mount, NC

Entrance Wesleyan College The Larema Coffee House (Larema "my friend') is the perfect place to make a new friend. Denise Watkins, owner of Sky-Vue Skateland, asked me to join her to meet Knox Porter who she has known since school days. Knox grew up in rural Edgecombe County amid tobacco and cotton fields and the … Continue reading QVC Fire Brings Knox “Buddy” Porter Back to Rocky Mount, NC