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What's Cooking in Rocky Mount? Some of the City's Savory Soul Food

African-Americans have made incredible contributions to the area's cuisine. Barbecue is not the only one, but it is often the one that steals the spotlight. Eastern North Carolina barbecue---like that featured in Rocky Mount—is closer to the original origins of the dish.

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Rocky Mount, NC: Where Barbecue is a Tasty Tradition

Barbcue is dangerously good in rock mount

In North Carolina, it’s not polite to discuss the following subjects : politics, your favorite shade of basketball blue and barbecue. If you do have the courage to approach these subjects, be ready for a fierce debate—particularly concerning the Eastern vs. Western North Carolina barbecue. The debate may never be settled, but residents of Rocky Mount, NC recently got to sample some of the best pork in the BBQ biz at the Eastern Carolina BBQ Throw Down.

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Rockin’ Classic Auto and Motorcycle Expo Comes to Downtown

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It was a time when you found your thrill on “blueberry hill” after you “rocked around the clock.” It was a decade of drive-in movies, tail fins and white-walled tires. This July, car and motorcycle lovers of all ages will be able to get a glimpse of classic designs as a part of the annual Rockin’ Classic Auto and Motorcycle Expo. The event will be held July 25 in downtown Rocky Mount starting at 10 a.m. and ending with a motorcycle and car parade at 2:45 p.m.

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Downtown Rocky Mount Offers Variety of Community Activities for the Whole Family

Imperial Center in Rocky Mount, NCLooking for something to do in Rocky Mount? Look no farther than the Imperial Centre. Each summer, the city sets the stage for Downtown Live and Lawn Chair Theatre events—yearly favorites that complement the family oriented activities at the Braswell Memorial Library and the Rocky Mount Children’s Museum and Science Center, also located in the Imperial Centre. There's something for everyone in downtown Rocky Mount!

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Juneteenth: A Celebration of Community Empowerment in Rocky Mount, NC

On June 19, 1865, the slaves received word that they were free, and the resulting celebration---termed “Juneteenth” --- is the oldest known celebration commemorating the end of slavery. It has been an African-American tradition since the late 19th century. Recently, Rocky Mount kept that tradition alive through the Juneteenth Community Empowerment celebration.

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Harambee: A Tradtion of Positive Race Relations in Rocky Mount, NC

Positive Race Relations in Rocky Mount, NC

The call of the fisherman may not be heard in Rocky Mount, North Carolina,  but the spirit of Harambee echoes through the streets with jazz, traditional drums, and a spirit of community during the city’s annual Harambee Festival.

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