Famous People from Rocky Mount

Which famous people are from Rocky Mount, NC? You'd be surprised at the number of famous athletes, musicians & more from our town.

The Science of Baseball: Buck Leonard Association Encourages STEM Education

Why the baseball example? It’s in honor of the Buck Leonard Association, which is encouraging students to engage in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education. The association, which was founded in 1999, strives to bring a variety of programs to low-wealth and inner city communities of Nash, Edgecombe and Halifax counties. The baseball program uses baseball to promote academic readiness through field trips and excursions.

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Interview with Retired City Manager Charles Penny

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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How the Buck Leonard Association Helps Area Youth

The crack of a baseball bat. The smell of fresh-cut crash. Cheers bursting from the dugout. Kicking up dust while sliding into home base.  These sights and sounds represent something much larger than "America's National Pastime." For area youth, these images represent a connection with the past that gives them a brighter future.

Baseball is also a Rocky Mount tradition; one of the sport’s most celebrated athletes has deep roots in Eastern North Carolina. Baseball great Buck Leonard – often called the "black Lou Gehrig" -- was born in Rocky Mount. Most noted for playing for the Homestead Grays, Leonard was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1972.

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Rocky Mount, North Carolina

Rocky Mount, NC is a city rich in history. Check out our 10 Things You May Not Know and test your IQ of this remarkable place to live.

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