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Great Places in North Carolina

The American Planning Association (APA) recently recognized the City of Rocky Mount and continued their revitalization and beautification efforts to downtown, which is just a few minutes from your new home at Belmont Lake Preserve, making them one of only six communities statewide to receive a Great Places in North Carolina award for Main Street.

The city’s efforts to add to the already beautiful and historic downtown area was the basis for their receiving of the Great Places in North Carolina recognition, as Rocky Mount was honored in the “Professional’s Category,” with Main Street being recognized with the 2016 “Great Main Street In-the-Making Award.”

This honor marks the first time that the city of Rocky Mount has been bestowed one of the prestigious Great Places in North Carolina awards, which first were handed out to municipalities by the American Planning Association in 2012. The APA spoke of the six communities (including Rocky Mount) in the announcement of this years’ winners on their website, stating, “These communities represent some of the best planning efforts in North Carolina, and serve as models for visioning, partnerships, and collaboration.” Rocky Mount was recognized and actually received the award at an event held this summer during “Town Hall Day,” which was held in Raleigh.

The Great Places in North Carolina program was initially created five years ago as a way to honor the great communities across the state and the hard working people who have gone above and beyond to make them even greater. The APA website further explains the program and their reason for starting the program, noting, “North Carolina is full of amazing places that make this state a wonderful place to live, bring important money and jobs into our economy, and keep our communities thriving. Many people work hard to create, sustain, and improve these places, including citizens, planners, business leaders, and elected officials. This is a chance for everyone to celebrate together!”

To read more about Rocky Mount’s Main Street gaining recognition and the Great Places in North Carolina program, visit apa-nc.org.

on Saturday, July 30 for the Rocky Mount Rockin’ Classic Auto and Motorcycle Expo

on Saturday, July 30 for the Rocky Mount Rockin’ Classic Auto and Motorcycle ExpoThe downtown Rocky Mount community will once again be “revving up their engines” in anticipation for one of the area’s great summertime traditions as auto enthusiasts will gather just a few short minutes from your new home at Belmont Lake Preserve North Carolina golf community on Saturday, July 30 for the Rocky Mount Rockin’ Classic Auto and Motorcycle Expo.

The day of “fast fun” at the Rocky Mount Rockin’ Classic Auto and Motorcycle Expo will start at 8:30 a.m. where participants can register their cars. Registration runs for two and a half hours, finishing up at 11:00 a.m.. The Rocky Mount Rockin’ Classic Auto and Motorcycle Expo will not only feature a cool assortment of classic cars and motorcycles on display in the downtown area, but the morning and afternoon will see some fantastic local live bands and area vendors serving up delicious food and refreshments throughout the day as well.

As in prevous years at the Rocky Mount Rockin’ Classic Auto and Motorcycle Expo, some of the area’s top collectors and enthusiasts in addition to others traveling from all across the state of North Carolina are expected to be on hand to showcase their classic automobiles and cycles . These will be judged throughout the days’ festivities, starting once registration ends at 11:00 a.m. This years’ categories which the entries will be judged upon include, Best Import, Best Ford, Best Chevy, Best of Show, Sport Bike, Harley Cruiser and more. The general public will also have a chance to select the winner of the “People’s Choice” award, and trophies will be handed out for all winning entrants.

The live music and entertainment at the Rocky Mount Rockin’ Classic Auto and Motorcycle Expo will begin at 12:30 p.m. and run until 2:00 p.m., when the presentation of the winning entries will take place on the event’s Main Stage. Once all winners have been announced, the annual Rocky Mount Rockin’ Classic Auto and Motorcycle Expo parade will commence at 2:45 p.m., with all entered vehicles and bikes being shown off as they maneuver through beautiful downtown Rocky Mount.

The full schedule of events for the 2016 Rocky Mount Rockin’ Classic Auto and Motorcycle Expo is as follows:

8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.- Car Registration

10:00 a.m. -Rockin’ Classic Begins

11:00 a.m. – Judging Begins

12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m. -Live Entertainment

2:00 p.m. – Presentation of winners

2:45 p.m. – Motorcycle & Car Parade

The Rocky Mount Rockin’ Classic Auto and Motorcycle Expo is only the next in what is a continuous string of great events held in Downtown Rocky Mount NC. For full details on this event and all on the upcoming schedule, visit the Downtown Rocky Mount NC website at downtownrockymount.com.

Automobile enthusiasts from across the area are set to make a “pit stop” this Saturday, July 25, just minutes away from your new home in the Belmont Lake Preserve NC golf community in Downtown Rocky Mount NC, as one of the city’s most highly anticipated events of the summer, the “Rockin’ Classic” returns with classic cars and motorcycles being on display in addition to fun filled activities throughout the day. Registration for the “Rockin’ Classic” Auto Expo will kick the day off this Saturday at 8:30 a.m. Not only will the newly renovated beautiful streetscape of historic Downtown Rocky Mount NC once again serve as the backdrop for all the coolest n classic cars and motorcycles, but the morning and afternoon will see some fantastic local live bands filling the air with music and area vendors serving up delicious food and refreshments throughout the day. Collectors and enthusiasts from across North Carolina are expected to be on hand showcasing their classic cars and motorcycles at the Downtown Rocky Mount NC event, given the locations very easy access right off the I-95 corridor. The classic and antique cars and bikes will be judged in a variety of catergories throughout the days’ festivities, starting at 11:00 a.m. Beginning at 2:00 p.m., the presentation of the winning entries will take place on the “Rockin’ Classic” Main Stage. Winners will be named for an array of categories at the Downtown Rocky Mount NC event, including, Best Import, Best Ford, Best Chevy, Best of Show, Sport Bike, Harley Cruiser and more. The public and members of the community will also have their voice heard at the event, as they will be able to vote and name the winner of the “People’s Choice Award.” Trophies will be awarded to the winners in all catergories prior to the events conclusion at 3:00 p.m. The “Rockin’ Classic” is only the next in what is a continuous string of great events held in Downtown Rocky Mount NC. For full details on this event and all on the upcoming schedule, visit the Downtown Rocky Mount NC website at downtownrockymount.com.

Automobile enthusiasts from across the area are set to make a “pit stop” this Saturday, July 25, just minutes away from your new home in the Belmont Lake Preserve NC golf community in Downtown Rocky Mount NC, as one of the city’s most highly anticipated events of the summer, the “Rockin’ Classic”  Auto Expo returns with classic cars and motorcycles being on Display in addition to fun filled activities throughout the day.

Downtown Rocky Mount NCRegistration for the “Rockin’ Classic” Auto Expo will kick the day off this Saturday at 8:30 a.m. Not only will the newly renovated beautiful streetscape of historic Downtown Rocky Mount NC once again serve as the backdrop for all the coolest in classic cars and motorcycles, but the morning and afternoon will see some fantastic local live bands on Display as well and area vendors serving up delicious food and refreshments throughout the day.

Collectors and enthusiasts from across North Carolina are expected to be on hand, putting their classic cars and motorcycles on Display at the Downtown Rocky Mount NC  Auto Expo, given the locations easy access right off the I-95 corridor. The classic and antique cars and bikes will be judged throughout the days’ festivities, starting at 11:00 a.m.

Beginning at 2:00 p.m., the presentation of the winning entries will take place on the “Rockin’ Classic” Main Stage. Winners will be named for an array of categories at the Downtown Rocky Mount NC event, including, Best Import, Best Ford, Best Chevy, Best of Show, Sport Bike, Harley Cruiser and more. The public and members of the community will also have their voice heard at the event, as they will be able to vote and name the winner of the “People’s Choice Award.” Trophies will be awarded to the winners in all catergories prior to the events conclusion at 3:00 p.m.

The “Rockin’ Classic”Auto Expo is only the next in what is a continuous string of great events held in Downtown Rocky Mount NC. For full details on this event and all on the upcoming schedule, visit the Downtown Rocky Mount NC website at downtownrockymount.com.