Time to Discuss the Position of Rocky Mount’s Downtown Development Manager

I'm late, I'm late forA very important date.No time to say hello, good-bye,I'm late, I'm late, I'm late -Alice in Wonderland  Public Relations Director Kirk Brown said earlier,"August 1, '22 is the target date to have the Downtown and Business Development staff in place at 132 S.W. Main, to start serving the public." I'm told … Continue reading Time to Discuss the Position of Rocky Mount’s Downtown Development Manager

Small Rocky Mount Businesses Make Our World Go Around

"Make the little stuff work and the big stuff will happen" - Dan Bongino Dan Bongino wasn't on the news talking about small business in Rocky Mount, but his quote suits my purpose. The Chamber of Commerce is honoring small businesses this week. In the last two days my errands have taken me into a … Continue reading Small Rocky Mount Businesses Make Our World Go Around

‘A Spot of Bother’ Over The Downtown Development Office Moving to Main Street Rocky Mount NC

The Future Downtown Business Development Office Will Be Located at 132 S.W. Main Street Photo: William West Telegram Article. A Fine Facade restoration/saving of this Commercial Building 'A spot of bother' indeed over the cost of moving, and maintaining an office in a building the city does not own. From my point of view, I … Continue reading ‘A Spot of Bother’ Over The Downtown Development Office Moving to Main Street Rocky Mount NC

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