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Rocky Mount’s Summer Solstice – Marking the Day

Today, Friday, June 21, our longest day and shortest night of the year, the sun brightened our skies on the first day of astronomical summer in Earth’s Northern Hemisphere. As I write this at 5:22 in the afternoon, the sky … Continue reading

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Selling Dreams – 304 Pearl Street Rocky Mount, NC – Part 3

“This is the place of places and it is here.” Gertrude Stein Today I am introducing a new category to Main Street Rocky Mount…selling dreams. The name was inspired by a chapter in David Halberstam’s book, The Fifties. (Please take a minute … Continue reading

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Memorabilia -Marian Herring’s June German History Scrapbook – Part 4

Click on images to Enlarge – Keep clicking to further enlarge    Norman Gold’s 1934 letter to the Carolina Cotillion Club membership informing them of the band arrangements and their assessment fee of $2.50 for the dance. This letter suggests … Continue reading

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Rallying Around the Cultural Scene – First Off: Bel Air Artisans Center

“The arts are the best insurance policy a city can take on itself.” Woody Dumas, former Mayor of Baton Rouge In our day to day lives of work and family responsibilities, there isn’t a lot of time to wax poetic … Continue reading

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Promoting A Sense of Place – A ‘Shout Out’ To Realtors

        I wrote last week about a conversation I had with Vann Joines, entrepreneur, when we discussed what makes people pick the places they live. Part of that answer is that people are looking for diversity, a … Continue reading

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Model Trains At Christmas OR The Real Thing

Click on the Youtube Video for a FUN Lionel Christmas Or  be lucky enough to live in Rocky Mount, North Carolina and see a train everyday! Wishing you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year    

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