Rocky Mount Revitalization

Rocky Mount revitalization starts with the people! Downtown has attracted many smart, young professionals who are building businesses, growing the economy, providing jobs and reducing crime.

Update on Rocky Mount Mills: Strength in Numbers

If you want to see the treasures of the past mingled with the progress of the future, look no further than the campus under development at Rocky Mount Mills. We can’t wait to see the finished campus. However, until then, we wanted to give you the 4-1-1 on some interesting statistics and updates about the planned development.

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Construction Continues on Rocky Mount Event Center



A Brief Tour of Rocky Mount's Parks

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The soft melodies of a calliope flutter through the afternoon breeze. Children anxiously await their turn to take the reins of one of the large, wooden, hand painted carousel horses that have kept watch over Sunset Park for decades. It’s a scene that is repeated over and over during the spring and summer in Rocky Mount.

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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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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.

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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.

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Four Reasons Why Rocky Mount is the Perfect Location for Your Business

Rocky Mount is a combination of friendly faces, a revitalized downtown and entrepreneurial opportunities. The Brewmill is generating a lot of buzz, and renovated urban loft apartments are drawing young career professionals to the area.

If you need any evidence, look no further than the downtown’s recent accolade of being named a "Great Main Street in the Making".

We can think of more than five reasons that make Rocky Mount the perfect location for your business, here's a sneak peek of five favorites.


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Five Facts About Rocky Mount’s Historic Train Station

If you’ve spent time downtown, you’re familiar with the rattle and hum of the trains that pass through the center of town, delivering cargo and passengers to destinations across the country. The downtown train station is much more than a piece of history, it’s a source of local pride.

Were you aware that the train station was immortalized in literature? Or that its extensive renovation took three years? We’ve compiled some facts about Rocky Mount that will stop you in your tracks.


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Three Signs of a Bright Future for Rocky Mount

Happy 150th birthday Rocky Mount!

From its humble beginnings as a “rocky mound” to earning a “Best Main Street in the Making” honor, Rocky Mount has blossomed over the last century and a half, creating a great environment to live, work and raise a family. Read more about the remarkable strides the city has taken, from lowering the Rocky Mount crime rate to fighting unemployment. 

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How Can You Fight Crime in Rocky Mount?

If you look at the crime rate in Rocky Mount, you’ll find there’s reason to celebrate—the city is now experiencing the lowest number of part 1 crimes in 39 years. Part 1 crimes include homicide, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny, motor vehicle theft and arson.

Over the past several years, residents and police have joined forces through innovative programs to make the city safer and less dangerous...

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