News from the NC Metro Mayor’s Conference in Rocky Mount

In March, all eyes were on Rocky Mount with the news that the city was hosting the 2016 Metro Mayor’s Conference. It was held at the Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences, and highlights included a tour of Rocky Mount and beer tasting at the Koi Pond brewery.

Many attendees expressed their enthusiasm for the economic development throughout Rocky Mount, according to an article in the Rocky Mount Telegram. Read more on the inspiration that occurred during this conference.

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Great News! Crime in Rocky Mount, NC is at 37-year Low

Rocky Mount, NC Lowers Crime

Rocky Mount, NC has taken a bite out of crime; for the second year, the crime rate has dropped 15 to 16 percent. How did the city do it? It's a combination of revitalization, community policing, extensive training and partnering with citizens. “This report is a testament to the ongoing, outstanding work of Rocky Mount Police Department personnel,” Police Chief James Moore said

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The Top Ten Things We Love About Rocky Mount, NC

 What’s there to love about Rocky Mount? A lot! From the amazing downtown architecture to the Imperial Center, we've counted down the top ten things we love about Rocky Mount. (We confess: It was difficult to limit our list to only ten.) Are any of your favorites on our list?

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How Railroads Helped Rocky Mount’s Development

Railroads and Rocky MountThe railroad industry played a vital role in the city’s development, and this, in turn, aided the advancement of Eastern North Carolina. The Wilmington and Weldon railroad helped fight unemployment in Rocky Mount. But what does a bottle of "Old Nash" and Rocky Mount Mills have to do with the railroad in Rocky Mount. Here's the scoop.

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New Biotechnology and Medical Simulation Center Opens Downtown

Rocky Mount biotechnology center

A $9.8 million state-of-the-art facility will give health science students a high-tech view into the medical profession. Edgecombe Community College's Biotechnology and Medical Simulation Center recently opened its doors. The facility is located on the college's Rocky Mount campus, located downtown. We give you all the details here.

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Updates on Rocky Mount Mills

“Making craft beer is an economic development tool for eastern North Carolina. I think this project has the potential to put Rocky Mount on the map for manufacturing again, as well as make it a bona fide tourism destination."

This quote summarizes the hopes and dreams of developers as they continue to develop the beautiful Rocky Mount Mills. How are they progressing? Find out...

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Historic Facts & Famous People You May Not Know About

Facts About Rocky Mount NC

What do President Lyndon Johnson, Martin Luther King Jr and Jack Kerouac have in common? All of them have a place in Rocky Mount, NC history. The comforting rattle of the train beckons young and old alike to close their eyes and remember the past in order to embrace a brighter future. Are you aware of some of these lesser-known Rocky Mount facts? 

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Loft Renovation in Downtown Rocky Mount

Forget the nice two-bedroom house in the suburbs with the white picket fence and the two-car garage. Now, the latest trend is that young professionals aren't headed toward suburbia--they're going downtown, where urban lofts and renovated apartments are the dwellings of choice.  Downtown Rocky Mount is also embracing this trend toward urban living. Take a look at what's available in the renovated downtown area, and find out how to put your name on the waiting list.

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Know Your Rights Event in Rocky Mount, NC

Know Your Rights Rocky Mount, NC

 Members of the Rocky Mount Police Department referred to them as the three Cs, and they are important to remember when approached by an officer: be courteous, cooperative and compliant. These three Cs were the focus of a local "Know Your Rights" forum that captured the attention of both the The Los Angeles Times  and The News and Observer .  If you are pulled over by a cop, do you know your rights?  Read more to find out and watch video highlights from the popular and important community event.

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Reducing Crime & Poverty: How Rocky Mount’s Downtown Revitalization Helps

Downtown Revitalization Rocky Mount NC

Downtown Rocky Mount is getting a lot of attention. The restoration of the historic area has not only assisted officials in lowering the crime rate, but it has also dawn attention of organizations such as the UNC School of Government and development experts from across the state. See who called the redevelopment of Douglas Block "one of Rocky Mount's most successful initiatives," in this article that takes a closer look at how Rocky Mount is revitalizing its community. 

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