Nonprofit group offers affordable housing – Rocky Mount Telegram

The Rocky Mount-Edgecombe Community Development Corp. is continuing to help stimulate growth in Edgecombe County.

In an effort to spur residential development and to revive and encourage homeownership in East Rocky Mount, the nonprofit organization recently constructed two new homes in the Genesis Estates subdivision off Meadowbrook Road, said Kevin Harris, housing project manager for the community development corporation.

“We’re helping the individuals because home ownership is still one of the best ways to develop wealth,” Harris said. “By building these homes for one it’s going to help the tax base for the city and create jobs for the developers.” (Read more)

Rocky Mount NC – Bojangles Is Coming, Bojangles Is Coming 5:30 AM Tuesday August 7, 2012 Crossing At 64


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This picture was taken today Monday August 6, 2012 around 4:00 PM. The crew was there getting ready for the opening on tomorrow August 7, 2012 5:30 AM.

Bojangles is coming in the AM 5:30.

Join The DCN to be a part of history at Crossing at 64. Don’t just meet me there but beat me there.

Congratulations to Rocky Mount Edgecombe Community Development Corporation (RMECDC) it has been a long time coming.

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Bojangles Crossing At 64


2012 Harambee Festival Friday May 4th and Saturday May 5th



2012 HARAMBEE FESTIVAL – MAY 4th and 5th

(REVISED 4/27/12)

FRIDAY, May 4                                                                                                                                                       

Douglas Block Commercial Tenant Presentations at Theatre:    

            Lawrence & Best Estate and Will Planning                             1:30 PM

            The Bath Place Skin Care Seminar                                           2:30 PM

            Cool Geek Google for Seniors                                                    3:00 PM

Thelonious Monk Sign Dedication Ceremony in Theatre               5 PM – 6 PM

Unveiling of Thelonious Monk Street Marker – Walk to Marker                             

Reception at Four Seasons                   

Monk’s Documentary                                                                                7 PM to 7:30 PM

Thelonious  Monk Jazz Festival in Theatre (Capacity – 230)    7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

  • Coco   Rouzier Band                                                                      7:30 PM– 8:30 PM
  • The Winston  Band                                                                       8:30 PM– 9:30 PM

SATURDAY, May 5                                                                                                                                                            

Vendors Set-up                                                                                 8 AM – 11 AM

Vendors Booths and Demonstrations                                           11 AM – 7 PM


           Douglas Block Commercial Tenants Open House & Tours       11 A.M.


   Douglas Block Documentary at Theatre by Rudolph Knight  1:00/1:30/2:00 PM


Harambee Kids Activities                                                                12 Noon – 6 PM

Inflatables by Retho Williams



Harambee Music Festival                                                                (12 Noon – 8 PM)


  • Ote-Sha Creative Arts Ensemble – African Drummers  11:30 AM -12:30 PM
  • Wanda Barnes – Gospel                                                         12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
  • Electric Image                                                                             2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
  • Cupid Shuffle Dance Off (Audience Participation)            3:30 PM – 3:45  PM
  • Freddy Greene – Jazz                                                                3 :45 PM – 5:15 PM
  • Wobble Line Dance (Audience Participation)         5:15 PM – 5:30 PM
  • Plunky and Oneness– R&B                                                   5:30 PM – 7:00 PM


For more information: Contact Rocky Mount ECDC at 252-442-5178 or