The Top Ten Things We’re Thankful for in Rocky Mount

It’s been decades since that first post office was established near the “rocky mound,” the area we have come to know and love has transformed and continues to grow, change and develop. Whether you’ve lived in Rocky Mount your entire life or you’re a recent transplant just getting to know the area, we know you likely have a mental list of all the Rocky Mount things for which you are thankful.

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The History Behind the Rocky Mount Imperial Centre

History is something that can’t always be quantified with a story. Sometimes it seeps into our being through song, experience and even the heart of our buildings. The Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences in downtown Rocky Mount is much more than a hub of education and activity. Its history represents the story of Rocky Mount itself.

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How Much Do You Know About Stonewall Manor – Take Our Quiz

You can see a beautiful, stately manor sitting on the top of a grassy hill as you drive along highway 64. It’s a local treasure named Stonewall Manor, built by Bennett Bunn and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Its classic, antebellum structure has made it a Rocky Mount landmark.

This year, organizers and volunteers are seeking funds to help renovate and repair this gorgeous architectural treasure. But how much do you know about  Stonewall Manor? Take our quiz to find out!

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Eastern Carolina BBQ Throwdown Continues to be a Tasty Delight for Rocky Mount

If you’re from the South, barbecue is a part of your heritage as much as church potlucks and sweet tea. In October, Rocky Mount held one of its most popular annual events: the Eastern Carolina BBQ Throwdown. The event, which is sanctioned by the Kansas City BBQ Society, included over 50 cooking teams and 60 certified judges, drawing thousands of participants and spectators, according to the Rocky Mount Telegram.

Find out who the grand champion of this esteemed event was and the other notable competitors. 

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Five Ways Rocky Mount Residents Can Save on Their Energy Bills

It may seem too early to worry about winter's chill, but some simple planning steps now will help Rocky Mount residents save money on their energy bill. We’ve compiled five different ways you can save this year! 

 

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Moving to Rocky Mount, NC? Three Things You Should Know

Friendly locals. A great place to raise children. A blossoming downtown. There are several reasons to choose Rocky Mount, NC as your new home. Whether you are an entrepreneur hoping to start your own craft brewery or you want to settle down in an area where life is "well run," there are a lot of things you should know about the area. Set aside the moving boxes for a moment and read through these three tips for moving to Rocky Mount. 


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Rocky Mount NC in Books, TV and Movies

Lights, camera, action!
While Wilmington and Asheville may get top billing for North Carolina filming locations, there have also been quite a few film crews who have left their mark on Nash County, and Rocky Mount in particular. From popular books to movies, our city has been a backdrop to silver screen stories.


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Four Reasons Why Rocky Mount is the Perfect Location for Your Business

Rocky Mount is a combination of friendly faces, a revitalized downtown and entrepreneurial opportunities. The Brewmill is generating a lot of buzz, and renovated urban loft apartments are drawing young career professionals to the area.

If you need any evidence, look no further than the downtown’s recent accolade of being named a "Great Main Street in the Making".

We can think of more than five reasons that make Rocky Mount the perfect location for your business, here's a sneak peek of five favorites.


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Five Facts About Rocky Mount’s Historic Train Station

If you’ve spent time downtown, you’re familiar with the rattle and hum of the trains that pass through the center of town, delivering cargo and passengers to destinations across the country. The downtown train station is much more than a piece of history, it’s a source of local pride.

Were you aware that the train station was immortalized in literature? Or that its extensive renovation took three years? We’ve compiled some facts about Rocky Mount that will stop you in your tracks.


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Top Ten Things to do in Rocky Mount This Summer

"Everything good, everything magical, happens between the months of June and August." 
—Jenny Han, author

We tend to agree with Ms. Han, especially after looking at some of the awesome activities available in Rocky Mount.

If you’re bored this summer, well, it’s your own fault. If you’re looking for something to do, you’re in luck. We’ve compiled a useful list of top ten things to do this summer in Rocky Mount.


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