Campaign honoring Kyser earns national award

He had a weekly radio show with an audience bigger than the Super Bowl’s. He received two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He led the biggest-selling band of the 1940s. And he performed more shows for the troops during World War II than Bob Hope did. But when...
Check Out Our Portraits in the Rocky Mount Event Center

Check Out Our Portraits in the Rocky Mount Event Center

By Stephanie Forgue Houghtlin Everyone is nervous. As I visited the newly hung portraits of The Twin County Hall of Fame recipients, many asked if their hair still looked okay, were their ties straight, did their clothes look too out of date? You can’t blame them,...
Event Center Opening October 25th, features Hall of Fame Exhibit

Event Center Opening October 25th, features Hall of Fame Exhibit

Visitors to the Grand Opening of the new Rocky Mount Event Center on Thursday, October 25th, will have an opportunity to the first to check out a new permanent exhibit featuring inductees to the Twin County Hall of Fame. Crews are finishing up installation this week...
Kay Kyser honored with Marker, Reprinted Biograpy

Kay Kyser honored with Marker, Reprinted Biograpy

Rocky Mount native, famous swing music bandleader and Inaugural Twin County Hall of Fame Class Inductee, James Kern “Kay” Kyser (1905-1985), was recognized again recently in two special ways. On October 5th, the North Carolina Department of Natural and...