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Highlights from the Martin Luther King Unity Breakfast

What We Would Put in the Rocky Mount Time Capsule

In 2017, Rocky Mount turned 150 years old, and the celebrations were highlighted by the opening of a time capsule in the fall. Afterwards, residents had a chance to submit suggestions for what they thought should be placed in a new time capsule to be opened in 50 years. While the city has sealed the time capsule to be opened in another 50 years, we couldn't help but think about what we would have selected to go in it.

Top Ten Facts About Rocky Mount Mills

From the gazebo at Battle Park, visitors can watch the Tar River cascade over the rocky boulders at the "falls of the Tar." The rolling water hearkens back to a time when the flowing river complemented the rattle and hum coming from the machines at Rocky Mount Mills. While the mill itself has gone silent, the area is very much alive. New innovations, a brewery incubator, restoration of the mill village and even a mill 5K run mark a new era for this North Carolina landmark.

Five Amazing Resources Available at Braswell Library

A library is much more than a building; it's an important building block of the community. It provides much more than a haven for local bookworms—it offers extensive resources to help local residents learn, grow and refine new skills.


There are some amazing resources available locally at our Braswell Memorial Library. Were you aware that these were available?

Be Aware and Fight Crime When Shopping

Whether you're purchasing the most popular Christmas toy, buying a Valentine’s Day gift for your sweetheart or searching for the perfect surprise for your mother's birthday, you should always practice good safety measures on any shopping excursion. The Rocky Mount Police Department offers these crime-fighting tips to help you stay safe when shopping.

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.

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.

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!

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. 

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!