Commissioner Guido Brunetti Sheds Light On Councilmen Knight and Blackwell

I have traveled to Italy on a wonderful garden tour in Tuscany. To this day I revisit memories that I relish. I’ve researched and used both Lucca and Pienza, my two favorite cities, for locations in my second novel, Facing East. The tour did not include Venice, but I’ve spent hours there through the mystery … Continue reading Commissioner Guido Brunetti Sheds Light On Councilmen Knight and Blackwell

Celebrating the Beginning of the 5th Year on Main Street Rocky Mount

July 27, 2015 - It began like this - "In launcing this new blog, I hope to make an enthusiastic contribution to the new chapters that are being written about this place we call home.  The theme of this site is Honoring the Past, Building a Future. I will be writing about places and people, past … Continue reading Celebrating the Beginning of the 5th Year on Main Street Rocky Mount

Do You Want to Buy An $18 Million Parking Garage Available On The Rocky Mount Monopoly Board?

For the fun of it, let's play Monopoly!  On the Board, one of the things we can buy is a parking deck. A deck we are told that will be great for Edgecombe County. Consider a few of the following things before plunking your Monopoly money down. This parking deck has 700 spaces. You currently have 328 … Continue reading Do You Want to Buy An $18 Million Parking Garage Available On The Rocky Mount Monopoly Board?

Stepheny In A Rocky Mount State of Mind – Reguarding The City Council

“It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn't use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like "How about a glass of sweet tea!"  (Edit by SFH) ― A. A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh I had a glass of sweet tea with a friend today who I deeply respect. It prompted this post. I … Continue reading Stepheny In A Rocky Mount State of Mind – Reguarding The City Council

‘Planting Your Flag in the Ground’ – Another City Council Meeting

"If you have eyes to see past the broken glass and boarded facades, if you look up as I do, you will see what I see. Commercial architecture holding the heartbeat and stories of Rocky Mount." -Stepheny Houghtlin This quote of mine is one approach to preservation. There are many avenues to pursue when considering … Continue reading ‘Planting Your Flag in the Ground’ – Another City Council Meeting