Just for Fun

There are lots of fun and funky facts and places in Rocky Mount. Here are some #justforfun facts about this quaint town in Eastern NC.

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.

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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.

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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. 

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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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Top Ten Things to do in Rocky Mount This Summer

"Everything good, everything magical, happens between the months of June and August." 
—Jenny Han, author

We tend to agree with Ms. Han, especially after looking at some of the awesome activities available in Rocky Mount.

If you’re bored this summer, well, it’s your own fault. If you’re looking for something to do, you’re in luck. We’ve compiled a useful list of top ten things to do this summer in Rocky Mount.


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Just for Fun: Can You Name These Common Rocky Mount Landmarks?

While most are familiar with some of the more well-known Rocky Mount landmarks, could you identify these locations at close range? We’ve taken photographs of common Rocky Mount places and provided a hint. See if you can guess where these shots were taken...

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