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.

10 Ways to Keep Rocky Mount Litter-Free

Keep Rocky Mount litter-free by following these 10 simple suggestions. We live in a beautiful area. These are some great opportunities to help us keep it that way. If everyone works together, we can make a big difference.

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Progress Update on the Rocky Mount Event Center

The 165,000 square foot Rocky Mount Event Center is scheduled to open this fall. All indicators are that the center will be completed on time and under budget. The event center features eight basketball courts, 16 volleyball courts, an indoor Family Entertainment Center and seating for more than 4,000 people.

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

Looking 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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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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