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April 21, 2019

As a Rocky Mount resident, I was more than a little disturbed to see the name of the party booked for Good Friday at the Rocky Mount Event Center: Grown and Sexy.

Grown and Sexy? This didn’t sound like a wholesome sporting event or a family-friendly concert. Were my city tax dollars helping…


Will the real Cuba reveal itself?

April 14, 2019

If I were asked for words that describe Cuba, I’d list communist Russian pawn, Fidel Castro, boat people fleeing to Florida, cigars and vintage cars.

My perception of this country has been shaped from various experiences such as watching the 1962 Cuban missile crisis on a black and white…


I’ll have mine fried

April 07, 2019

When nutritionists recommend eating fish a couple of times a week, they’re not talking about preparing it my favorite way: fried.

While grilled salmon is tasty and canned tuna mixed with mayonnaise makes a decent sandwich, there’s something extra tasty about battered, deep-fried fish.…


Historic preservation meeting provides positive experience

March 31, 2019

After leaving recent City Council meetings feeling confused, chastised, exasperated and discouraged, I decided I needed a positive Rocky Mount municipal experience. Thus, I attended the March meeting of Preservation Rocky Mount.

The speaker for the night was Sam Johnson, a member of another…