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 dream as a little girl...to have a playhouse. Dreams are coming true in Rocky Mount. … Continue reading River and Twine – Tiny Home Hotel in Rocky Mount, NC

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 at Braswell Memorial Library to share recordings, memorabilia, and stories relating to the history of … Continue reading REMINDER: History Project Targets Mill This Saturday, Feb. 25 – Noon – 4:00 – Braswell Library

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 you DO NOT have to know or talk about the larger story that surrounds the … Continue reading Your Oral History Is Needed – Part 2

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 care of the sales and marketing.  Erin Flora: Owner, Brewmaster, Greg Flora: Owner, Restaurant Manager … Continue reading GO AHEAD: Put “Sweet Taters Restaurant and Brewery on the Rocky Mount Map

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 Mr. Ricks after writing about The Ricks Hotel -Part 1 & 2. I know more about … Continue reading Who Was Robert Henry Ricks? (1839-1920)