• January 31, 2013

What The Locals Know: Rocky Mount

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


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

Downtown ALive
Year-Round

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