Find out the latest happenings in Rocky Mount NC. From restaurant and ding options, real estate, entertainment, events and more.

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The Main Course at Belmont is Premier Fine Dining in Rocky Mount Restaurants

The Main Course at Belmont restaurant has been described as a “hidden gem” in the Belmont Lake Preserve community. Located in the Belmont Lake Preserve Golf Clubhouse, the Main Course at Belmont first opened in 2014. Since its inception, the restaurant has continued to get rave reviews and deliver a fine dining experience in Rocky Mount.

A “Taste of Lifestyle Redefined

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The bar at the Main Course at Belmont is waiting for memories to be made, while your friends and family gather before or after an afternoon game for a great time

Though located on-site at Belmont Lake Preserve, the Main Course is open to the public. They are open Tuesday-Sunday, for lunch and Thu-Sun for dinner at the Main Course. Proprietor Mark Piatkowski and his staff headlined by Chef Robert “Buck” Gibbs have created a menu and atmosphere that is both inviting and fulfilling for all tastes.

Whether looking for a bite to eat with the family or a cold beverage with a friend, The Main Course at Belmont is the perfect spot for anyone and any occasion. The Main Course has a full bar if you want to enjoy a drink before or after 18 holes. Likewise, whether your taste is the ‘gourmet burger’ menu or the popular specials, the service and food are second to none.

Lunch: Tue-Sun: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

Tee Off with the Lunchtime Classics

Offering great salads, entrees, sandwiches or burgers, it is no wonder The Main Course at Belmont has become the hot spot among Rocky Mount restaurants. Looking to go lighter? Try the popular Chef’s Salad or Belmont Beet Salad with the Soup of the day that is made from scratch daily. The salads available for lunch at the Main Course are:

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Lunch specials at the Main Course at Belmont are served daily liked this Grilled chicken cordon bleu on a sourdough panini. (Grilled chicken, ham, swiss cheese, lettuce with a bourbon honey glaze dressing.)

You can never go wrong with any of the sandwiches offered at The Main Course at Belmont. ‘The Rich Boy” (beer battered flounder), “Ruth Anne’s Rueben,” “Buck’s Shrimp Salad,” the “Palmer” (1/4 Angus beef hot dog), or a “Belmont Club” (ham, turkey, bacon, cheese, double-decker) are just a few among the favorites. Sandwiches offered for lunch Tuesday-Sunday are:

  • The Southerner (Fried Green Tomatoes/Candied Bacon/Pimento Cheese)
  • Buck’s Shrimp Salad
  • Belmont Club (see above paragraph)
  • The Rich Boy (see above paragraph)
  • Tomato Basil Wrap (Tomato basil tortilla filled w/smoked ham/dry, cured genoa salami/mild cheddar)
  • Fairway Turkey Sandwich
  • Ruth Anne’s Reuben
  • Prime Rib Sandwich
  • The Palmer (see above paragraph)

Also, try the amazing  “Wobbie’s Ribs,” a half-rack smothered in the house made bourbon BBQ sauce, or the southern classic, “Shrimp-n-Gritz.” This is available in either Cajun or Charleston style. For the full lunch menu at the Main Course at Belmont, click here.

Dinner: Thurs – Sat: 5:00 am to 9:00 pm

The ‘Front 9’ (or 10): Appetizers at The Main Course at Belmont

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The appetizers even have a ‘special’ here and there in addition to the everyday favorites at the Main Course. (Pictured are breaded chicken wings)

The Main Course at Belmont has become known for its great dinners, and always draws a nice crowd on Thursday-Sunday nights. One of the most popular ways to start the night is the incredible appetizers. Much like the entire menu, the appetizers are very unique as compared to the more common fare seen at other Rocky Mount restaurants. Appetizers offered at the Main Course at Belmont are:

  • Hot Crab Spread
  • Buck’s Shrimp Salad
  • Fried Pickles & Fries
  • Chip Basket
  • Firecracker Shrimp
  • Duck Bacon Wonton
  • Glazed Pork Belly
  • Chicken Wings
  • Onion Rings
  • Mac & Cheese Bites

 Going for the ‘Green’: A ‘Lighter Side’ for Dinner

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Sometimes a salad is special…in this case, it was a special at the Main Course, a Blackened Belmont Salad, blackened chicken on a bed of fresh mixed greens, roasted peppers, zucchini, squash, tomatoes, blue cheese crumbles and avocado with your choice of dressing.

The Main Course offers many delicious dinner options, too.  Much like the array of appetizers that many can’t be found at any other Rocky Mount restaurants, their ‘lighter side’ or salad choices are also as unique as they are delicious. Yes, you can get the classics like “Grilled Chicken” or “Chef’s Salad,” but the variety again set the Main Course apart.

Salads being offered. for dinner hours at the Main Course include:

  • Petit Chateau Salad (fresh greens and veggies, shaved parmesan, tossed in white balsamic vinaigrette, topped w/ beef tenderloin)
  • Grilled Chicken Salad
  • Citrus Salmon Salad (grilled Canadian salmon on top of fresh greens/veggies/orange slices)
  • Garden Salad
  • Chef’s Salad

Steaks, Seafood, and Chops that are Anything but ‘Par for the Course’

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The always popular Main Couse at Belmont, Friday night Prime Rib special keeps them coming back for more…and more!

While the nightly specials are many times to difficult to pass on, the steaks, seafood, and chops at the Main Course are pretty close to a “hole-in-one.” Straight off the  Main Course at Belmont dinner menu, the following mouth-watering items are available “From the Grill.”

  • Pork Rib-Eye Chop
  • St. Louis Ribs
  • Belmont Chicken (8 oz breast, smothered in cheddar, grilled onion, bacon, honey mustard)
  • Clubhouse Burger (1/2 pound brisket blend)
  • Filet Medallions
  • Filet Mignon (Center Cut, Certified Angus, 8 oz.)
  • Angus Ribeye (10 oz. Prime Cut)
  • Prime Rib *(Served every Friday)
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Depending on the season and the availability, the fresh seafood ‘Weekly Catch’ special (such as oysters pictured here) are always some of the more popular menu items

Likewise, just as many ‘look to the grill,’ repeat customers at the Main Course also rave about the seafood keeping them coming back. The following are the options from ‘under the sea’ available Thu-Sat nights.

  • Baltimore Crab Cakes
  • Tuna Takayama
  • Seared Canadian Salmon
  • Shrimp-n-Grits
  • Fresh Catch (weekly option based on availability)

To see the entire dinner menu from the Main Course, you can also click right here.

Main Course at Belmont Gourmet Burger Menu: 66 % Brisket/34% Chuck= 100 % Delicious

One of the other things setting the Main Course apart from competitors right from the ‘”first tee,” is the awesome Gourmet Burger menu available.

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The Main Course at Belmont Gourmet Burger Menu…enough said!!

These are too many to simply list all ingredients, as we urge you to check out the incredible full Main Course burger menu here. However, just knowing on top of these incredible options below, there are also awesome weekly burger specials too.

  • The Hawg (BBQ Glazed Pork Belly, Gouda Cheese)
  • The Dougie (All-beef sliced hot dog, chili, slaw, American cheese)
  • The Belmont
  • The Wedge (Bacon, Tomato Chutney, Bleu Cheese, Ranch)
  • The Funky Bunch (Fried Onion, Pickles, Broccoli Bits, Feta Cheese, Thai Chili Mayo)
  • The 007 (Black Bean Veggie Burger, Sundried Tomato, Herb Butter Pickle Okra, Boursin Cheese)
  • Best of Both Worlds (Philly steak, onions, peppers, mushrooms, provolone)
  • The Yard Bird (ground chicken, breadcrumbs, provolone cheese, pepperoni sauce, garlic herb butter)
  • The Torch ( swiss, provolone, pepper jack, gouda cheeses, w/ a jalapeno siracha hot sauce)

The Main Course at Belmont is located in the Golf Clubhouse at Belmont Lake Preserve new home community. The address is 201 Belmont Way, Rocky Mount, NC and for reservations or question call (252) 977-1029. For more information on homes for sale in Rocky Mount NC at BLP, visit our “available homes” section.

 

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Belmont Lake Preserve : ‘Changing the Game’ for Buying New Homes in Rocky Mount

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The New Homes in Rocky Mount ‘game’ changed upon the Halle Companies purchase of Belmont Lake Preserve (BLP), the New Homes in Rocky Mount ‘game’ has been changed. They first introduced incredible, on-site, spa-like amenities and a revamp to its 18-hole professional golf course. Now featuring homes being built by ‘America’s Favorite Builder’ DR Horton, it appears the New Homes in Rocky Mount market has seen the bar raised once again.

Belmont Lake Preserve Community Clubhouse

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Pictured is the luxurious outdoor swimming pool at the Belmont Lake Preserve Community Clubhouse

The Community Clubhouse at the Belmont Lake Preserve new home community in a word is spectacular. When searching New Homes in Rocky Mount, a walk into this impressive facility may be the ‘game changer.’ Regardless if your taste lies in fitness, outdoor activity, business, recreation, or hosting, this is the place for you.

Features residents of BLP will enjoy at the Community Clubhouse are:

  • Indoor and outdoor swimming pool
  • State-of-the-art-fitness facility
  • Full catering and dining facilities
  • Billiards Room
  • Full catering and dining facilities
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A state-of-the-art fitness room is also just steps outside your front door at the BLP Community Clubhouse

Belmont Lake Preserve Golf Clubhouse

Not your average golf clubhouse, featuring a full menu restaurant in addition to a fully stocked golf pro shop. The Main Course at Belmont Lake features some of the finest dining in Rocky Mount and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In addition, there is a full bar to enjoy a cold beverage after a day on the links. Likewise, all your needs from tees to apparel, or even lessons with an on-site PGA professional can be met in the BLP Golf Clubhouse.

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Good times with friends and family await you at The Main Course at Belmont

Features you can enjoy once you’ve moved into the New Homes in Rocky Mount at BLP here are:

  • The Main Course at Belmont Restaurant
  • Indoor and Outdoor Dining Areas
  • Full Golf Pro Shop
  • Book Golf Instruction
  • PGA Professional Tim Wilke on staff

Belmont Lake Golf Club

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A spectacular overhead shot of Belmont Lake Golf Club, waiting for you

As if you needed any more amenities to persuade your decision to go with the New Homes in Rocky Mount at BLP, here it is. The Belmont Lake Golf Club is an 18-hole award winning David Johnson Golf Design that is as playable for all skill sets as it is beautiful. You can learn more about the BLP Golf Club in the “Lifestyle Redefined” section of belmontlakepreserve.com

In the next in our series of posts showing you why the New Homes in Rocky Mount at BLP are ‘changing the game,’ we will look at “America’s Favorite Builder” and active lifestyle in Rocky Mount. To see the New Homes in Rocky Mount NC available now visit belmontlakepreserve.com

 

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Living in Rocky Mount NC: Lifestyle Redefined

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The city of Rocky Mount NC, its desirable location and affordability are finally getting the recognition it deserves. Also, efforts of authorities working with residents have helped make Living in Rocky Mount NC a safer choice than ever. All this combined with the resort-like, on-site amenities that led you to seek out new homes in Rocky Mount NC at the Belmont Lake Preserve new home community has you on the path to “Lifestyle Redefined,” and in this series of blog posts, we will detail the great things happening in the city you now call home.

Rocky Mount NC Location- NC Cities and Landmarks

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The famous Cape Hatteras lighthouse on the Outer Banks NC is just one of many landmarks conveniently reached from your Rocky Mount NC Location, sitting under 140 miles from Belmont Lake Preserve

Under an hour from Raleigh, about two hours from the Outer Banks NC, and four hours from the mountains, Rocky Mount NC Location puts you a short drive from all the state’s most desirable spots. Below, you can see exactly how far you are from major NC cities when Living in Rocky Mount NC.

  • Raleigh  50 miles
  • Moorehead City 120 miles
  • Greensboro 123 miles
  • Outer Banks 136 miles
  • Wilmington 161 miles
  • Charlotte 199 miles
  • Asheville 295 miles

The “Halfway” Point – Rocky Mount NC Location to US Cities

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Rocky Mount NC Location finds you at what many refer to as the “Halfway Point” between New York and Florida.

Likewise, being geographic “halfway point” between New York and Florida gives you easy access to friends or family basically anywhere on the east coast. Here, you can see the close proximity that you are from some major US Cities while Living in Rocky Mount NC.

  • Richmond, VA120 miles
  • Norfolk, VA 130 miles
  • Washington, DC225 miles
  • Charleston, WV 280 miles
  • New York, NY 450 miles
  • Atlanta, GA 470 miles
  • Miami, FL 880 miles

Rocky Mount Among Most Affordable Places in NC

On top of being ideally located for convenience getting to all NC landmarks and east coast destinations, cost of living is another big selling point when deciding to seek out new homes for sale in Rocky Mount NC. Supporting the p[receding statement is the annual movoto.com rankings which placed Rocky Mount as number 13 on its list of Most Affordable Places in NC.
The prestigious annual Most Affordable Places in NC list cited several reasons for Rocky Mount being 13th. Its top overall rank was for “miscellaneous costs.” This includes entertainment, clothing, restaurants, repair costs, etc. Additionally, the blog explaining the results gave high marks for the affordability of new homes in Rocky Mount. This would also support your move into a new home at Belmont Lake Preserve new home community.
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Median Home Costs and affordability of a beautiful home like this new home for sale in Rocky Mount NC at Belmont Lake Preserve were major factors in Rocky Mount being named among the Most Affordable Places in NC

These are the areas for Most Affordable Places in NC rankings where Rocky Mount improved their score from 2017-18.

  •  Miscellaneous  Costs (Entertainment, Clothing, Repairs, etc.)
  •  Median Home Costs
  •  Utility Costs
  •  Adjusted median income
  •  Unemployment Rank

A City on the Rise: Rocky Mount Continues  to Climb

With improvements consistent over the past few years in these areas, Rocky Mount is no question a city on the rise. In our next post in this series, we will look at other areas the city has received praise for. It will detail the city’s ranking among Best Cities to Raise a Family and Safest Cities in NC. For more information on new homes for sale in Rocky Mount NC at Belmont Lake Preserve, visit the “Available Homes” page at our website or arrange a visit here.
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The 9th Annual Rocky Mount Paws in the Park to Honor “Man’s Best Friend”

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The name on the location of the 9thAnnual Rocky Mount Paws in the Park event says it all, as ‘Best Friend’s Dog Park’ at 400 East Duke Circle (just minutes from Belmont Lake Preserve) will host a day full of activities focused on you and your furry friends.

This years’ Rocky mount paws in the Park event is scheduled for Saturday, April 13 and will start at 11:00 am and run for three fun-filled hours until 2:00 pm. As it has in its previous 8 years of existence, Rocky Mount Paws in the Park promotes responsibility in pet ownership and the humane treatments of dogs, with a full day of contests and special events.

Once again, returning to the Rocky Mount Paws in the Park event will be a crowd favorite from previous years, the “Dare Devil Dogs.” This is a high energy, exciting stunt show where dogs will perform, catching frisbees and flying discs in acrobatic fashion in an awesome display that all are sure to enjoy. The “Dare Devil Dogs” will perform two entire shows throughout the day’s events.

As has become expected at Rocky Mount Paws in the Park, this year will see many unique events throughout the day. According to the official Facebook event page, each of the  following will also take place on April 14 at Best Friend’s Dog Park:

  • Doggie Treasure/Egg Hunt
  • Pet Fashion Show
  • Art and Photo Booths
  • Vendors and Demonstrations
  • Live Music
  • Food Trucks

In addition to all of this, there will also be reduced price microchipping and rabies shots for your pet on site. For further information on this years’ Rocky Mount Paws in the Park 9thanniversary celebration, visit their Facebook Event page here.

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Rocky Mount Climbing Up Ranks of Safest Cities in North Carolina

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With an influx of new business coming to town and more specifically, a concerted effort being put forth both by local authorities and citizens working hand in hand to make Rocky Mount a great place to raise a family, the results are showing up positive, as the city has climbed into the upper 50 percent state wide in the recently released 2019 National Council for Home Safety and Security’s (NCHSS) annual poll of the Safest Cities in North Carolina.

At the official site of the NCHSS (alarms.org) it goes into very specific detail in explaining the process which found Rocky Mount placing number 31 among all municipalities across the state among the Safest Cities in North Carolina.

“To identify the safest cities in North Carolina,” it reads at alarms.org, “we reviewed the most recent FBI Uniform Crime Report statistics. A total of 7,639 cities were factored into this ranking with populations ranging from 7,639 to 4,007,147. However, we eliminated any cities that failed to submit a complete crime report to the FBI and removed cities with populations under 10,000.”

Continuing in the explanation on how the final rankings for the 2019 Safest Cities in North Carolina rtings were determined , the NCHSS says, “Overall, data from 8,793 law enforcement agencies that represented more 193 million of the US population helped us draw interesting insights between the size of the police force and incidence of crime.”

The two main classes in which all municipalities were judged were obviously, violent or non-violent crimes. Defined as being composed of four offenses, murder, rape, robbery, and aggravated assault are violent crimes. Being analyzed as non-violent crimes were property crimes or theft-type crimes with no force or threat of harm to the victim.

Rocky Mount’s non-violent crime rate scored very high as opposed to many of the other municipalities and likewise, the city has seen a continued decrease in the number of violent crimes consistently over the past several years. These combined factors can be attributed to the city moving up on the list of safest Cities in North Carolina.

For more information including a full listing of the 2019 Safest Cities in North Carolina and more detail on the rankings process, visit alarms.org.

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Celebrating Diversity in the Community at Rocky Mount International Festival of Cultures

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On Saturday, March 2, just a few minutes up the road from your new home at the Belmont Lake Preserve NC golf community on the campus of Nash Community College, there will be a celebration of diversity with in the local community as a part of the Rocky Mount International Festival of Cultures.

Starting at 12:00 pm and running until 4:00 pm at the on campus, Brown Auditorium, the Rocky Mount International Festival of Cultures has become an annual favorite among local events. “This festival brings our community together and shows us how our diversity empowers us,” said city of Rocky Mount Director of Human Relations, Archie Jones.

There will be many tastes, sounds, and sights on hand at the Rocky Mount International Festival of Cultures for all to enjoy on March 2. These will include an array of exotic foods for sampling from across the globe, and vendors, who likewise will be selling and showcasing items representing a variety of ethnicities and cultures. In addition, there will be a fashion show and also multi-cultural live music and entertainment to enjoy at the Rocky mount International Festival of Cultures.

Slated to be represented and on display at the Rocky Mount International Festival of Cultures are communities and traditions to include Central American, Middle Eastern, Southeast Asian, African American, and the Hawaii-Saponi Indian Tribe.

Summing up the great community feel of this celebration of diversity, Jones concluded his statement on the official city website saying, “From the food to the fashion and the friendly atmosphere, this event showcases some of the best of our city-the many cultures that call Rocky Mount home.”

For more information on the Rocky Mount International Festival of Cultures, visit the City Of Rocky Mount website at rockymountnc.gov.

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Rocky Mount Listed Among Best Cities to Raise a Family in North Carolina

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The real estate and moving experts at homesnacks.net have released their final list for the end of the year 2018 and supporting your “family friendly” move to the Belmont Lake Preserve NC golf community is their ranking of the city of Rocky Mount among the Best Cities to Raise a Family in North Carolina.

Collecting the most current data from proven and true sources, it is explained at the official Homesnacks website that in their final poll of the Best Cities to Raise a Family in North Carolina they “limited our results to cities with populations over 10,000 people. For North Carolina, that meant a total of 60 cities.”

Going further in the explanation of the process in which they determine the Best Cities to Raise a Family in North Carolina, it notes, “We threw a lot of criteria at this one in order to get the best, most complete results possible. Using U.S. Census data produced for the state of North Carolina, we looked at every single city in the state. We paid particular attention to:

  • Crime (Both violent and property)
  • Quality of local schools
  • Distance to a major city without necessarily being in it
  • % of households with children
  • Family-friendly amenities nearby (museums, libraries and colleges)

Thus, in utilizing that system to determine the final listing of Best Cities to Raise a Family in North Carolina, the higher the “Family” score they arrive at, the higher the rankings. Rocky Mount was one of the most improved on the final list of 60 municipalities this year, seeing the most improvement on the list of nearly any of those listed. This put the city in the upper half of the cities listed for the very first time in the storied history of this poll.

In the overall ranking of the city of Rocky Mount, in addition to making the climb up the Best Cities to Raise a Family in  North Carolina listing, other very strong areas in which the site was complimentary of the city included affordability (cost of living), diversity, amenities, and commute/location.

To see more on Rocky Mount’s inclusion in the listing of the Top 60 Best Cities to Raise a Family in North Carolina or the entire list in detail, visit homesnacks.net.

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“ASPIRE for Lifestyle Redefined” in the New Year with Adult Studies at NC Wesleyan College

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With the countless options in outdoor living and active lifestyle in Rocky Mount, the reasons to choose the premier NC golf and retirement community,Belmont Lake Preserve are plentiful, however, for those looking to continue or revisit your education, North Carolina Wesleyan College offers up maybe the top reason to Retire in North Carolina.

Located directly next door to Belmont Lake Preserve, and ranked fourth statewide for return on investment for their graduates, North Carolina Wesleyan College (NCWC) specializes in those returning students choosing to Retire in North Carolina and others their adult years through their highly accredited ASPIRE programs. (Adult Student Programs: Innovative, Respected, and Engaging).

According to the NCWC website these programs aimed at returning students who Retire in North Carolina or otherwise, “are nonresidential baccalaureate degree programs designed to meet the educational needs of adult learners.” The explanation at ncwc.edu continued to say,  “ASPIRE under the Office of Adult & Professional Studies allows mature women and men to tailor their degree work to meet personal, career, and life goals. Learners work at their own pace with the option of maintaining full-time or part-time course loads.”  They piece went further to detail that “Because mature adults like those set to Retire in North Carolina are highly motivated and capable of self-directed learning, ASPIRE learners can take advantage of 5-week, 8-week, hybrid, and online classes, as well as opportunities for earning credit through alternative options such as CLEP and DSST testing.”

So, if academically “re-inventing” yourself as you Retire in North Carolina in hopes of pursuing a new business venture or if you just would like to learn about new subjects and take some courses at NCWC, your next move in your education is literally minutes away from your new home at the Belmont Lake Preserve. The school offers degree programs in Business Administration, Psychology, Religious Studies, Criminal Justice, Education, Accounting, and Computer Information Systems, and individual on site courses on Management, Organizational Development, and Human Resource Management through its Corporate Advantage Program (CAP).

On top of the conveinience of both location and choices to continue your education at NC Wesleyan as you Retire in North Carolina, the actual time involved in completing the courses also weighs heavily in your favor, as courses can be completed in just eight weeks, night classes from 6-10 p.m., and college credit can be earned and applied to a degree through the CAP courses if desired.

To see a detailed description of ASPIRE and all the adult education options at NCWC, visit the adult studies page on their website at www.ncwc.edu.

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Make it a “Game Day” for the Whole Family at Rocky Mount Event Center

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By now, most residents are aware of the recent opening of the spectacular Rocky Mount Event Center, just minutes away from your new home at Belmont Lake Preserve new home community. However, in addition to hosting national recording artists, the best in entertainment, and local and professional sporting events, open year-round with in the facility is Game Day Adventure and Arcade, giving you and the kids a fun way to beat the boredom that sometimes goes along with winter and enjoy a fun filled day for all ages in the process.

According to the Rocky Mount Event Center website, “Game Day has something for everyone and all ages, featuring state-of-the-art video arcade as well as Ballocity soft play arena for the little ones.” The site goes on to describe the Game Day facility, located inside the Rocky Mount Event Center, saying, “There will also be a Sky Trail Aerial Ropes Course and several unique fun wall-climbing elements that offer both adventure and challenge for everyone ages 4 and up.”

The arcade area is open Wednesday through Sunday of each week. (It is closed on both Mondays and Tuesdays unless in case of special events) “Game day” opens its doors at 11:00 am on both Wednesday and Thursday and stays open until 9:00 pm. On Fridays, they still close at 9:00, however they open an hour earlier at 10:00 am. Weekend hours are also slightly different, with a 10:00 am opening time on both Saturday and Sunday, but closing times differing. (10:00 pm on Saturday and 6:00 pm on Sunday)

Outside of your classic arcade game fun, the Rocky Mount Event Center Game Day Arcade offers “an indoor aerial adventure,” with its indoor rope challenge. A test of strength, stamina, balance, and most importantly, fun, the qualified staff on hand will brief you and other visitors before you attempt to tackle the course and the courses begin every hour on the hour.

Likewise, the themed climbing area features obstacles of all shapes, sizes, and heights, allowing you and the youngsters to be as daring as you’d like in this area. Utilizing the special TRUEBLUE devices to clip all climbers in and assure their 100 percent safety, this is one part of the arcade you will not want to miss. For the smaller children, the Ballocity area “is a great option for kids and families to have fun in  a safe environment. “ The Rocky Mount Event Center website goes on to say that  in this area, “All of the equipment is designed for safety, made with high-quality material that can withstand rigorous use, and with bright colors to engage small children.”

To keep up with all the great happenings and fun at the Rocky Mount Event Center, or to reserve or schedule an event at the Game Day Adventure and Arcade, visit rockymountevents.com.

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“Start with Some Art” in 2019 with Rocky Mount Family Programs at Imperial Centre

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Always a great spot, that’s only a short drive from your home at Belmont Lake Preserve, to find countless educational and enjoyable activities alike for members of the whole family, the ongoing schedule and upcoming Spring 2019 slate of Rocky Mount Family Programs at the downtown Imperial Centre is sure to offer up a way for you and your kids alike to expand your horizons and add some culture to your life as you can learn and experiment with many different mediums depending on your course of choice.

There is registration needed for some of the courses, classes, and workshops offered as part of the Imperial Centre’s Rocky Mount Family Programs,  and this can be done online at imperialcentre.org. The upcoming Spring 2019 schedule for Rocky Mount Family Programs will be released very soon, and current offerings for the entire family posted at the Imperial Centre website are as follows:

-Make Art Saturdays (Every Other Saturday 11 am-1 pm)
January 12 and 26, February 9 and 23, March 9 and 23, April 6 and 20, May 4 and 18

(Registration is not required) Experiment with different types of art as part of this program. Travel around the Imperial Centre, observe sculpture, paintings, drawings, photographs, architecture, and many more artist-made objects, and then make your own.

-Family Sundays (Every Other Sunday 2-4 pm)
January 20, February 3 and 17, March 3, 17, and 31, April 14 and 28, May 12 and 26

(Registration is not required) At the Imperial Centre, Sundays are for Family! Bring your family to the art gallery for an afternoon full of family-friendly activities. Drop into the gallery for art making, interactive play, gallery sketching, or go on your own exhibition tour.

-Lunch and Learn (Select Fridays to be announced at 12-1 pm)

(Registration suggested by the Wednesday preceding the program date you intend to attend) Bring a lunch and interact with artists! From painters, to photographers and all artists in between, learn about process, discuss projects, and ask questions during an hour-long interactive gallery talk and demonstration.

In addition to these great Rocky Mount Family Programs being offered, there will soon be dates available to schedule for the upcoming Spring for the “Sculpture, Talk, and Draw” classes as well. To keep up on these courses, and all the fantastic stuff being offered at the Imperial Centre, visit their website at imperialcentre.org.