Rocky Mount Outdoor Activities

Rocky Mount residents enjoy many outdoor activities including Juneteenth, Downtown's summer music series on Thursdays as well as parks & sports.

Three Things You Can Learn from the Rocky Mount Citizens' Police Academy

Learn how Rocky Mount citizens get an in-depth look at the inner workings of the Rocky Mount Police Department. The Citizen's Police Academy offers behind-the-scenes work and community partnerships that are one of the reasons that crime in Rocky Mount is at a 37-year low.

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Rocky Mount Fire Department Employees Train with the NC Helo-Aquatic Rescue Team

Recently, the Rocky Mount Fire Department (RMFD) employees trained with the NC Helo-Aquatic rescue team, assisted by the RMFD Swiftwater Emergency Response team. 

 

This means that citizens can rest assured that these professionals are ready to spring into action when needed most.

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3 Things You Need to Know About Rocky Mount's New Animal Shelter

"Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened."
---Anatole France

Stray four-legged friends in Rocky Mount have an even better chance at being adopted thanks to the renovations at the new Animal Shelter on Church Street.

Want to adopt a new family member? Wonder what to do if you encounter a stray dog or feral cat? We've got the answers and information you need.


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Going on Vacation? Fight Crime and Protect Your Home While You’re Away

Who doesn't love vacation? But one thing you don't need is to come home to find someone has stolen your precious belongings. The Rocky Mount Police Department have some useful advice on how to keep your home safe while you're away. The department is working with local citizens and organizations to help fight crime in Rocky Mount, and their hard work is paying off: the city's crime rate is at a 37-year low.

 

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Learn About Fighting Crime in Rocky Mount at the Citizen's Police Academy

Would you like to ride along with a patrol officer, gaining insight into the day-to-day lives of law enforcement? How about gathering behind-the-scenes information on what happens during a criminal trial?

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The Top Ten Things We Love About Rocky Mount, NC

 What’s there to love about Rocky Mount? A lot! From the amazing downtown architecture to the Imperial Center, we've counted down the top ten things we love about Rocky Mount. (We confess: It was difficult to limit our list to only ten.) Are any of your favorites on our list?

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Updates on Rocky Mount Mills

“Making craft beer is an economic development tool for eastern North Carolina. I think this project has the potential to put Rocky Mount on the map for manufacturing again, as well as make it a bona fide tourism destination."

This quote summarizes the hopes and dreams of developers as they continue to develop the beautiful Rocky Mount Mills. How are they progressing? Find out...

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Rocky Mount, NC: Where Barbecue is a Tasty Tradition

Barbcue is dangerously good in rock mount

In North Carolina, it’s not polite to discuss the following subjects : politics, your favorite shade of basketball blue and barbecue. If you do have the courage to approach these subjects, be ready for a fierce debate—particularly concerning the Eastern vs. Western North Carolina barbecue. The debate may never be settled, but residents of Rocky Mount, NC recently got to sample some of the best pork in the BBQ biz at the Eastern Carolina BBQ Throw Down.

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Ways to Beat the Heat in Rocky Mount, NC

Beat the heat in Rocky Mount

Hang on. The summer’s almost over. Don’t misunderstand: we love summer. The June – August months mean time to spend with family, a break from school, and wonderful activities such as the downtown concerts and movies on the lawn. Rocky Mount excels in a lot of things, including the July – August heat.  Sometimes the August heat even lingers until mid-September, so we’ve got a list of some things that can help you beat the heat in Rocky Mount.

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Rockin’ Classic Auto and Motorcycle Expo Comes to Downtown

downtown rocky mount

It was a time when you found your thrill on “blueberry hill” after you “rocked around the clock.” It was a decade of drive-in movies, tail fins and white-walled tires. This July, car and motorcycle lovers of all ages will be able to get a glimpse of classic designs as a part of the annual Rockin’ Classic Auto and Motorcycle Expo. The event will be held July 25 in downtown Rocky Mount starting at 10 a.m. and ending with a motorcycle and car parade at 2:45 p.m.

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