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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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People Making a Difference in Rocky Mount

I invite you to Follow this blog. Join me on Main Street today! Evan Covington Chavez With so many interesting things to write about, it was hard to decide where to begin until I spent time with Evan Chavez, a … Continue reading

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