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River and Twine – Tiny Home Hotel in Rocky Mount, NC

Once upon a time, there was a little girl named Stepheny, who had a playhouse filled with children who came to play. They had so much fun together, and they all lived happily ever after. The end.”  This was my … Continue reading

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REMINDER: History Project Targets Mill This Saturday, Feb. 25 – Noon – 4:00 – Braswell Library

THIS ARTICLE FROM THE TELEGRAPH IS YOUR REMINDER By Corey Davis Staff Writer Tuesday, February 21, 2017 Local people are being encouraged to attend an event hosted by a group of University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill faculty members this weekend … Continue reading

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Your Oral History Is Needed – Part 2

“My father used to say that stories are part of the most precious heritage of mankind.” Tahir Shah, In Arabian Nights: A Caravan of Moroccan Dreams The first thing you need to know about giving an oral history is that … Continue reading

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GO AHEAD: Put “Sweet Taters Restaurant and Brewery on the Rocky Mount Map

Meet the team that is bringing Sweet Taters Restaurant & Brewery to life. Left to Right: Will Lewis, graphic design intern from Nash Community College. Chris Flora: Owner, Marketing Manager. Chris is working on his MBA and will be taking … Continue reading

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Who Was Robert Henry Ricks? (1839-1920)

I photographed this plaque on a recent tour of Rocky Mount Mills. Robert Henry Ricks’ name is mentioned in an earlier post I’ve written about T. H. Battle – A Family Leaves a Legacy. I want to tell you more about … Continue reading

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Remembering A Mill Village Family – Milton and Cora West

“History is the essence of innumerable biographies.” Thomas Carlyle 22 Carr Street 1940 historic marker on the house Originally from the Lumberton, NC area, Milton West & Cora Register West made The Mill Village their home for sixty-plus years of … Continue reading

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A Family Leaves A Legacy – The Battle Family

You are familiar with how a rosary looks; a string of beads made up of five sets of one large and ten smaller beads, called decades. A person prays their way around the rosary, holding each bead between their fingers. … Continue reading

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