What The Locals Know: Rocky Mount

Resident experts Kelly Lee and Otis Chancey tell us where to go and what to do.

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Kelly Lee has lived in Rocky Mount her entire life, and says she always will. Otis Chancey moved to Rocky Mount 14 years ago. He says he doesn’t plan to leave.

They’ve both become resident experts of this eastern North Carolina town and believe it has something to offer travelers and passers-by of all types.

Who Are The Guides

Kelly Lee & Otis Chancey

Why They Love Rocky Mount

So many hidden gems.

A cool, funky vibe.

What To Do

The Imperial Center
270 Gay Street

Bel Air Artisans Center
115 South Church Street

Helen P. Gay Historic Train Station & Whistle Stop Gifts and Cafe
101 Coastline Street

City Lake
1714 Sunset Avenue

Stonewall Manor
1331 Stonewall Lane

What To Eat

Central Cafe
132 South Church Street

Anne’s Donuts
2714 Sunset Avenue

Mama’s Pizza
1340 Benvenue Road

Upcoming Events

Tar River Food & Wine Festival
April 25, 2013

Reach Out Rocky Mount Fun Run for Charities
May 4, 2013

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2 Responses to What The Locals Know: Rocky Mount

  1. Carol says:

    I live on Oahu but visit Rocky Mount when ever I am home for a visit to the mainland. I have been to the Bel Air Artistan Center on a number of occassions and it is truly awesome. Everything from the paintings, prints, pottery, jewelry, woodwork,etc is truly a work of art and very affordable. I highly recommend anyone include a visit! The icing on the cake is meeting owners Hilarie & Ron Vetere and several artisits who you’ll be pleasantly surprise to meet and see on a routine basis.

  2. Jo Shearin says:

    I have just read your article in the Feb 2013 issue Rocky Mount: A town divided, uniting by Michael Graff. I was left disappointed, not feeling the need to visit. How sad that your article did nothing to encourage at least a day trip to my hometown. Visit our impressive Imperial Center, enjoy an evening at the Dunn Center, eat a donut at Ann’s Donuts for pure heaven on earth, then walk the trail around City Lake, hear the voices of angels as Ms Gillian leads the Children’s Choir. A different take I assume. J Shearin

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