New streetlights and pavers have been installed in the 100 block of Southwest Main Street as a part of the downtown Streetscape project.

Telegram photo / Alan Campbell

New streetlights and pavers have been installed in the 100 block of Southwest Main Street as a part of the downtown Streetscape project.

City officials tout benefits of federal initiative

By Brie Handgraaf

Staff Writer

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Local officals are hopeful that Rocky Mount’s inclusion in a federal economic initiative will be a force-multiplier in making progress in the areas of job creation and training, neighborhood revitalization as well as the food and agricultural economy.

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part of the picture's caption........."New streetlights and pavers have been installed in the 100 block of Southwest Main Street" that is quite an ironic statement. in rocky mount street lights just help anyone foolish enough to be downtown at night see the perps who are about to pounce on the innocent public. perhaps the town should be installing a police officer to protect the area or even better.......hand out guns so that the local denizens can protect themselves. rocky mount.........a city on the rise (in crime). people dont like to hear it, but the truth is what it is.

No Event Center needed.

A senior U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development official said poverty, crime and unemployment were factors in Rocky Mount. So you think we need an event center when the US HUD has chosen Rocky Mount for the obvious reasons to throw money our way. For once I am agreeing with this article stating the condition of Rocky Mount. Well done, the City officials should read this article until it sinks into their heads the condition of this town.

monies coming our way

I couldn't agree more. There are so many needs here that I can't see spending it on a event center regardless of where it is built.

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