We spend a lot of time talking about Rockey Mount's problems. We can name the people on the Council, and those with positions in City Government that are the problem. When another significant piece of the revitalization puzzle is sabotaged, it is of no consequence to the 'My Will Be Done' crowd. There is an … Continue reading The Carlton House – A Second Chance To Get It Right
I can't imagine my life without reading, nor can I imagine life without the music that follows us through the years. To this day a song can take us back to the high school dances when we first danced cheek to cheek. Ella Fitzgerald remains one of my favorites. A song of hers came to … Continue reading Another Reimagining Of The Railroad Shed
Where responsible city leadership welcomes private development, the results have been fantastic. By working together for ‘a yes solution’ in their dealings with private investors, downtowns are saved and economic growth is stimulated. Elizabeth City and New Bern are examples of this kind of success; revitalization at its finest. Here in Rocky Mount, it cannot … Continue reading If Responsible City Leadership Welcomes Private Development – You’ve Got A Hit Song On Your Hands
How long has it been since you thought about Johnny Gruelle's famous Raggedy Ann & Andy stories? Visiting the Twin County Hall of Fame Museum with Jane Gravely and Lanny Shuff before the exhibit moved to the , I wasn't fooled for a minute. The framed smiling faces of the Inductees were quiet as I … Continue reading Twin County Hall of Fame – After the Lights Go Out!
I stood in silence, alone, with only bird song to welcome me to the Z.B. Bulluck home. The house stands empty of laughter and hospitality, though I am sure it remains filled with memories of the man responsible for this particular Renaissance Revival gem and his family. I imagined the day Z.B. ushered Foy Mae Williams … Continue reading The Home of Z.B. Bulluck – An architectural gem – Renaissance Revival
Make New Friends, But Keep the Old, One is Silver, the Other Gold. Do you remember singing this song while growing up? Rocky Mount has a new talented friend in Caitlin Cary who has found her way to Rocky Mount. Her art tells me she understands the "Silver & Gold" nature of preservation and revitalization. … Continue reading Caitlin Cary – Needle Print Artist – A Rocky Mount Romance – Part 3