Rocky Mount, NC: Fighting Poverty With Local Food Projects


Rocky Mount is now among 26 other communities chosen by the Obama administration toparticipate in the Local Foods, Local Places economic development project. Rocky Mount was one of 316 applicants from 19 states selected. As a part of the federal initiative, Rocky Mount will receive technical support in integrating local food systems into community economic action plans. This means experts will work with Rocky Mount to develop local food projects that increase access to healthy food choices and support the creation of ag-related businesses and jobs.

Read the rest of entry »

Eight Famous People From Rocky Mount, North Carolina

North Carolina has produced its share of famous individuals. But did you know that several of them have come from our very own Rocky Mount? These men and women have made significant contributions to American culture and education. 

Read the rest of entry »

Education in Rocky Mount: A Long Tradition of Visual Arts

Whether you’re a fan of soulful Blue Ridge Mountain music or you crave the classic sound of The Platters, North Carolina Wesleyan College’s Dunn Center for the Performing Arts is more than just a beautiful campus landmark; it is a gateway to a series of performances varied enough to suit anyone’s taste.  The Dunn Center, located on the campus of N.C. Wesleyan College, includes the 1,180-seat Minges Auditorium, where residents and visitors can catch the latest in a series of performing arts events. 

Read the rest of entry »

Buying Local: Spruce Up Your Housing with Furniture Sales in Rocky Mount, NC

Rocky Mount housing

In 1900, the world was very different: Hawaii was just annexed by the United States, the Zeppelin airship had taken its first flight, and Grand Rapids hosted the first nighttime baseball league game. But not everything changes. Through the decades, a downtown Rocky Mount institution has remained in business for 115 years, and in the following weeks, will make quite a splash.

Read the rest of entry »

Rocky Mount, NC Hosts Annual "Shark Tank" Contest

Rocky Mount revitalization

Residents of Nash and Edgecombe counties can get a sneak peek at the next big innovation as Rocky Mount hosts its own version of the “Shark Tank” television competition. The event takes place in February at the Dunn Center on the campus of NC Wesleyan College.

Read the rest of entry »

Outdoor Living In Rocky Mount: For The Love - And Art - Of The Game

Rocky Mount Housing: Outdoor Living

Whether you come for team sports or other activities, the Rocky Mount Sports Complex still has a lot to offer, including a walking trail, playground area, and batting cages. It's outdoor living at its finest!


Read the rest of entry »

Operation First Frost: Fighting Crime in Rocky Mount, NC

Operation First Frost is Rocky Mount's second major warrant service in 2014. Here, James Moore - Chief of Police for the City of Rocky Mount Police Department, discusses the outcome of this crime fighting collaboration.


Read the rest of entry »

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Rocky Mount, NC Connection

Race Relations in Rocky Mount NC

"I have a dream." There are many who believe Dr. King first used this phrase in Rocky Mount, North Carolina. Find out more here!


Read the rest of entry »

A True Spirit Of Giving In Rocky Mount, NC

Rocky Mount Most Charitable City

Charitable giving takes on many forms: it might provide more financial stability to those living in poverty, fund more education, or improve the health in the community. And when it comes to charitable giving in North Carolina, Rocky Mount tops the charts.

Read the rest of entry »

Sowing The Seeds of Community Wellness: Rocky Mount Chaplain Honored

Fighting Rocky Mount Area Poverty

During his time as pastor of Conetoe Missionary Baptist Church, Rev. Joyner found that he was presiding over far too many funerals. In one year alone, 30 congregants under the age of 32 died. “It just started to feel unconscionable that you would see someone 100 pounds overweight on Sunday and not say anything about it. Then they’d die of a heart attack.”

See how he's turning all of that around.


Read the rest of entry »


There are no comments.