Are You Musically Inclined? Three Local Ways to Let Your Talent Shine

It should be no surprise that the birthplace of Thelonious Monk is a wonderful background for beautiful music. If, like many Rocky Mount residents, you are musically inclined, don’t keep your talent to yourself! We've outlined three ways you can share your talent with the community.

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Rocky Mount in Focus: The Legacy of Photographer Charlie Killebrew

Photographs are about much more than capturing images and preserving memories. Each time the shutter opens, we gain a window of exposure to an era. These snapshots are not only of people and places, but the essence of the time and place, preserved for generations. They capture history, and perhaps none was better at this than Rocky Mount photographer Charlie Killebrew.

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FALL BACK INTO HISTORY: Park View Hospital: A Look at the Nurses Who Made a Difference in the Community

The nurses of Park View Hospital shared more than a mission; they established a bond with each other as they honored their calling to care for the sick and wounded. Fast forward almost six decades, and you’ll find that while the nursing school and hospital are no longer in existence, the memory and legacy of these stellar caregivers lives on. Learn more about their history and the new nursing scholarship.

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Remembering the Days of the June Germans

The June German was the social event of the year, and it was a huge part of the social tapestry of Eastern North Carolina. The party started in the evening and was “officially” over at 5 a.m. the next morning. June Germans were extravagant and elegant. After these events, it wasn’t unusual for activities such as swimming and barbecues to round out the weekend. Learn what Hollywood celebrities were in attendance by reading more.

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Rocky Mount Police Department Has Federal Jurisdiction

Officers assigned to the Narcotics and Violent Offender Task Forces now have federal jurisdiction, meaning they can follow a crime wherever it leads. One of the main advantages of this is that they can gather information and conduct interviews immediately, allowing them to thoroughly investigate a case without having to wait to transfer the information to another entity. Learn about this and other efforts that are reducing the crime rate in Rocky Mount, NC. 

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Do You Qualify for the Brewery Incubator Program?

Through the brewery incubator program at Rocky Mount Mills, budding entrepreneurs find the perfect place to let their dreams take flight as their label has a chance to become popular among customers. Read this article to find out if you qualify.

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The Science of Baseball: Buck Leonard Association Encourages STEM Education

Why the baseball example? It’s in honor of the Buck Leonard Association, which is encouraging students to engage in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education. The association, which was founded in 1999, strives to bring a variety of programs to low-wealth and inner city communities of Nash, Edgecombe and Halifax counties. The baseball program uses baseball to promote academic readiness through field trips and excursions.

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Get Involved in Your City: Become a Member of One of These Commissions

So often, we all express concerns but don’t take the initiative to make our community, city, and even our world, a better place. We’re very fortunate that Rocky Mount provides a wide variety of commissions to offer citizens the opportunity to take a more active role in city government.

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10 Ways to Keep Rocky Mount Litter-Free

Keep Rocky Mount litter-free by following these 10 simple suggestions. We live in a beautiful area. These are some great opportunities to help us keep it that way. If everyone works together, we can make a big difference.

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Time to Get In Shape: Some of the Best Places to Walk in Rocky Mount

You don’t have to be a weekend warrior or CrossFit champ to take steps to get into shape. Studies show that even just walking can go a long way toward improving your health. We’re very fortunate to live in a city with excellent areas for walking. Let’s take a look at some of them.

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