Opening of Downtown Development Office, Rocky Mount, NC, Sets a High Bar For Renovation and Repurposing on Main Street

I'll tell you one thing; the furniture was worth waiting for! The Renovation at 132 S.W. Main is one of the most important marketing tools you could ask for when showing prospective business entrepreneurs what is possible with a Rocky Mount commercial building. (On Far Left) Milan Mehta, architect, has another successful project in Rocky … Continue reading Opening of Downtown Development Office, Rocky Mount, NC, Sets a High Bar For Renovation and Repurposing on Main Street

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

Making The American Rescue Fund Equitable For Rocky Mount, NC

Those in power need checks and restraints lest they come to identify the common good for their own tastes and desires, and their continuation in office as essential to the preservation of the nation.Supreme Court Justice - William O. Douglas When the statue of Robert E.Lee was pulled down, I found this editing of history … Continue reading Making The American Rescue Fund Equitable For Rocky Mount, NC

How Best To Spend $5.2 Million in Rocky Mount, NC According To The Gospel of Stepheny

Thomas Sowell's quotation is insightful and pertinent to Rocky Mount's reality. In a past blog post: https://mainstreetrockymount.com/2022/09/20/rocky-mount-nc-how-best-to-spend-5-million-dollars/ I wrote about standing next to a black gentleman at a public hearing on another matter who was shaking his head. He said, "I come to these public hearings and in the end, the Council does what they … Continue reading How Best To Spend $5.2 Million in Rocky Mount, NC According To The Gospel of Stepheny

Stepheny Laying Cards on the Table About The Main Street Program For Rocky Mount, NC

The length of this blog is longer than usual. I suggest you read the links from past posts over several sittings. Cards on the Table is about Rocky Mount's commitment to The Main Street Program. I'd like my enthusiasm, point of view and information included in this post to influence those currently discussing the matter … Continue reading Stepheny Laying Cards on the Table About The Main Street Program For Rocky Mount, NC

He’s Back: Councilman Knight Rocky Mount, NC

The good news is that Ward 1 Councilman, Andre Knight is better. You can hear it in his voice and see that his strength continues to improve. The bad news is in his recovery from a fall, he seems more determined than ever to foster racial division. Ms. Copland, a frequent speaker during the public … Continue reading He’s Back: Councilman Knight Rocky Mount, NC