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My Rocky Mount Life: Part Seven

If you’re a resident of Rocky Mount, North Carolina who’s been reading this recent series of what’s good about living within the city limits, have you thought of something yourself? One reader has, and I’ll share her contribution in this … Continue reading

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My Rocky Mount Life: Part Six

A few of you responded to the request made in my last post to share something you love about Rocky Mount. HOWEVER, you didn’t send me a picture or write a paragraph. I guess you decided filling up this blog … Continue reading

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My Rocky Mount Life: Part Five

What follows is a tale of two visits. This week, I went downtown to take pictures of the inside of the Imperial Centre to further highlight this fine Rocky Mount cultural facility, as I promised to do in my last … Continue reading

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My Rocky Mount Life: Part Four

While my hometown of Rocky Mount has its problems, I’m choosing to look for what’s good about life in this eastern North Carolina city. Here in Part Four of My Rocky Mount Life, I list another five reasons why I … Continue reading

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My Rocky Mount Life: Part Three

My posts of why I love my Rocky Mount life seem to be a hit. I don’t know who’s sharing my blog or how, but a link somewhere has brought lots of positive response. Hurray for Rocky Mount! I’m inspired … Continue reading

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My Rocky Mount Life: Part Two

While others lament that Rocky Mount has seen its heyday, I enjoy living within the city limits. Here’s my second list of five reasons why. #1. City Lake I’ve driven by this impressive, man-made body of water beside Sunset Avenue … Continue reading

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My Rocky Mount Life

I live in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, a city that is losing population. People who’ve left cite a variety of reasons: incompetent local government, high utilities, a lack of good-paying jobs, nothing to do. I admit my hometown has problems. … Continue reading

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Marching into March

I got home from a four-day trip to the beach and was greeted by a burst of spring in my Rocky Mount backyard. While I was away, the calendar flipped to March, the weather was mild, and these daffodils decided … Continue reading

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Life Is Looking Up

Nothing has made me happier lately than getting my first shot of the COVID vaccine. After days of dead-end leads, I finally scored an appointment at the Wilson Medical Center here in eastern North Carolina. If you still subscribe to … Continue reading

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Traveling to Find Snow

“Whose woods these are I think I know. His house is in the village though;   He will not see me stopping here, To watch his woods fill up with snow.” The woods Robert Frost wrote about were no doubt in his native … Continue reading

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