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A publication of Rocky Mount Telegram Marketing Department


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Best year yet for Readers’ Choice winners F

rom the best accountant to the best wrecker service, the Rocky Mount Telegram presents its annual Readers’ Choice Awards in celebration of the people, places and things that make our area great. Response to this “Best of the Best” contest continues to grow every year. Clearly, our readers are passionate about their favorites. In fact, nearly three times as many readers voted this year than just two years ago, and we had nearly 45,000 votes to

tally this year. Special thanks goes to Jeanne Brown, Ashley Cox and Thomas Zawistowicz who tabulated all the online and print edition votes. We are always tinkering with the categories to keep this contest up-to-date and relavant. If there are categories you think we should add or subtract, contact special sections coordinator Jeanne Brown at 252-4079927 or jmbrown@rmtelegram.com. When you’re out and

about, be sure to look for the colorful Telegram 2013 Readers’ Choice window cling (like on the cover of this magazine.) Support the businesses you and your friends, neighbors and coworkers voted as the best of the best. If there are some winners you’re not familiar with, you might want to visit and see what makes them a top choice. We thank our readers for their feedback and participation and congratulate the five voters who were ran-

domly selected to receive $20 gift cards to the winning businesses of their choice. Those winners include: Brenda Warbritton of Rocky Mount, Alicia Richardson of Tarboro, Jenice Meadows of Nashville, Sabrina Nicanders of Whitakers and Rick Sanford of Rocky Mount. We applaud the people and businesses highlighted within this magazine who make the Twin Counties such a special place to live.

Advertiser Index ------------------------------------------------1604 Day Spa & Salon - 37 Abundantly More Boutique - 43 All Smiles Child Care, Inc. - 36 Allen’s Nursery - 39 Anne’s Donut Shop - 7 Bailey’s Fine Jewelry - 17 Battle Winslow Scott & Wiley - 49 Belton & Schrimper - 41 Bob’s Appliance Service - 41 Boice-Wills Clinic - 23 Boone, Hill, Allen & Ricks - 34 Bottoms Tire & Auto Center - 36 Brekenridge Retirement Center - 25 Britt’s Carpet - 29 Chick-fil-A - 8 Clayton Homes Inc - 26 Clean Clean - 27 Coastal Wrecker - 44 Coldwell Banker Watson Property - 22 Courts, Frank J. DDS PhD - 13 Davenport Auto Park - 24 David Smith Construction Group - 38 Don Bulluck Chevrolet - 20 Don’s Body Shop - 42 Edmondson, Melvin - 10 Edward Jones - 10 El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant - 9

Elizabeth Michaels - 45 Englewood Barber Shop - 49 Express Floors - 27 Express Personnel Service - 51 Eyecarecenter,OD,PA - 15 Family Medical of Rocky Mount - 11 Gardner’s Barbeque - 4 Gateway Hotel Center Complex - 47 Hammer, John Paul Dr. - 22 Harley Davidson - 48 Harrison Family YMCA - 12 Henly & Company - 21 Hester & Moore, Attny - 14 Hicks Animal Clinic - 20 Highland Company - 49 Hopkins, Rodney - 41, 48 J & J’s Kitchen - 6 Jack Mcmanus HVAC - 44 JC Penney Optical - 39, 45 Jody’s Of Nashville - 19 King Exterminating - 49 Jake Labar & Son Exterminating - 31 Lady Elegant Hair Designers - 49 Manpower Temporary Services - 44 Mayflower Seafood - 5 Metro Maintenance - 40

Mr. Ribs - 9 Mullen, Jim Paul, DDS - 49 Nash OB-GYN - 52 Nash Rocky Mount Schools - 8 Nationwide Insurance - 28 Pemberton, Inc - 50 Planet Fitness - 30 Pridgen Tire And Auto Center - 46 Rocky Mount City - 12 Rocky Mount Telegram - 19 Roger Taylor And Assoc. - 33 Sharpsburg Restaurant - 19 Simmons & Harris - 40 Smith Florist - 34 Stonepark Childcare - 42 Studio 360 - 32 Sunset Computer Works - 50 Sunset Studios LLC - 16 Swimworld - 41 Tau Valley Apartments - 34 The Garden Day Spa & Salon - 35 Treanor Chiropractic - 25 Westridge Grill - 6 Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home & Cremations - 2 World Properties Int. Dwyer & Associates - 18 Yours & Mine Consignment - 38


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Category Index ----------------------Best Food-----------Asian Food - 5 Bakery - 5 Bar-B-Que - 6 Breakfast - 5 Caterer - 6 Chili - 7 Cup of Coffee - 7 Dessert - 7 Doughnuts - 8 Drive-Thru - 8 French Fries - 9 Fried Chicken - 9

Hamburger - 10 Home Cooking - 10 Hot Dog - 10 Hushpuppies - 11 Ice Cream / Shakes - 11 Iced Tea - 11 Italian Food - 12 Mexican Food - 12 Overall Restaurant - 12

Pizza - 13 Ribs - 13 Salad Bar - 13 Sandwich & Sub - 13 Seafood - 13 Soup - 14 Steak - 14 Value - 14

Best PeoPle ----& Where they Work----

Accountant - 15 Auto Mechanic - 15 Barber - 15 Car Salesman - 16 Chiropracticor - 16 Dentist - 16 Electrician - 19 Exterminator - 19 Family Doctor - 19 Financial Consultant - 20 Firefighter - 21 Hair Stylist - 21 Home Builder - 21 Insurance Agent - 21 Locksmith - 22 Manicurist - 22

Massage Therapist - 23 Nurse - 22 OB-GYN - 23 Paramedic/EMT - 23 Pastor - 23 Pediatrician - 25 Pharmacist - 25 Photographer - 25 Plumber - 26 Police Officer - 26 Real Estate Agent - 26 School Principal - 27 School Teacher - 27 Veterinarian - 27 Waiter / Waitress - 27

Apartment Community - 29 Appliance Repair - 29 Assisted Living Facility - 29 Auto Body Shop - 29 Automotive Dealership - 31 Bank - 31 Barber Shop - 31 Bridal Shop - 31 Car Wash - 31 & 32 Carpet Cleaning Service - 32 Cell Phone Service - 32 Church - 32 Computer / Electronics Repair Service - 33 Consignment Shop - 33 Convenience Store - 33 Day Care Center - 33 Day Spa - 34 Dry Cleaner - 34 Employment Service - 34 Fitness Center - 37 Floor Covering - 37 Flower Shop - 37 Funeral Home - 37 Furniture Company - 38 Gift Shop / Accessories - 38 Golf Course -38 Gun Shop - 38 Hair Salon - 39 Hearing Aid Center - 39

Home Health Agency - 39 Home Maintenance - 39 Hotel / Motel - 43 HVAC Service - 43 Insurance Company - 43 Jewelry Store - 43 Kid’s Clothing Store - 44 Lawn / Tree Service - 44 Men’s Clothing Store - 44 Mobile Home Sales - 44 Motorcycle Dealer - 44 Oil Change - 44 Optical Store -45 Overall Employer - 45 Park - 45 Pet Groomer - 45 Plant Nursery - 46 Pool / Spa Company - 46 Real Estate Company - 46 Roofing Contractor - 48 Sewing / Fabric Store - 48 Shoe Store - 48 Tanning Salon - 49 Tire Store - 49 Tuxedo Rental - 49 Weight Loss Center - 50 Women’s Clothing - 50 Wrecker Service - 50

-----------Best Places-----------

Thank You Rocky Mount for Voting Us...

1 Best

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Hushpuppies

And A Winner In This Best Food Category: “Best Caterer”

A Best Barbecue Winner

GARDNER’S BARBECUE EAT IN • TAKE OUT • DRIVE THRU CATERING

Celebrating Our 41st Anniversary! Westridge Shopping Center - 443-3996 841 Fairview Rd. - 442-5522 Hwy. 301 N Bypass - 446-2983 Catering Service - Hwy. 301 N Bypass 442-9688

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AsiAn Food 1st

BAkery

Ichiban Japanese Steak House

191 S. Wesleyan Blvd. • 984-0888

The name Ichiban means #1. They offer a delicious and memorable dining experience whether in the Teppanyaki dining room where knife-flashing chefs prepare your meal at the table, or in the traditional dining room or sushi bar. www.ichibannc.com

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Hing Ta

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1276 N. Wesleyan Blvd. 985-1828 www.hingtarestaurant.com

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Cake decorator Jessica Sikes works on a custom design for a birthday cake at Anne’s Donuts & Bakery.

Tokyo Express 2816 Sunset Avenue 937-2228

BreAkFAst 1st

Telegram PHOTO

Cracker Barrel

238 Enterprise Drive • 443-0679

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. The first Cracker Barrel opened in 1969 in Lebanon, TN. Their mission is to please people, providing a warm, welcome and good meal at a fair price. www.crackerbarrel.com

2nd

Highway Diner 910 N. Winstead Ave. 451-5270

Best Seafood 2013

3rd

J&J’s Kitchen & Catering

1721 N. Wesleyan Blvd. 446-6300

1st

Anne’s Donuts

2714 Sunset Ave. • 937-6006

Founded in 1952, Anne’s specializes in donuts made the oldfashioned way; deep fried. In 1988 many other baked goods were added, in 2010, a gift shop was added. www.annesdonuts.com

2nd

Sam’s Club

300 Tarrytown Center 443-4044 www.samsclub.com

3rd

Wal-mart

3 Area locations Rocky Mount, Tarboro, Nashville www.walmart.com

Thank You! From the crew here at the Mayflower, we would like to thank all of our customers for their constant support and loyalty. To us, you’re more than a customer - you’re family.

Mayflower Seafood Restaurant 1520 N. Wesleyan Blvd., Rocky Mount, NC 27804 252-985-4002


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Bar-B-Que

Caterer

Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q Operations Manager Margaret Moore makes pulled pork barbeque at the Rocky Mount location. Telegram phoTo

Kim Eilers, co-owner of Hunter Hill Cafe, plates potato salad for a patron during lunch at the restaurant. Telegram phoTo

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Smithfield’s Chicken N’ Bar-B-Que

670 North Wesleyan Boulevard • 937-3032 1169 Eastern Ave., Nashville • 459-0092

The first Smithfield opened in Smithfield in 1964. There are now over 30 in Eastern NC. They are committed to superior service and quality. Their secret? Being real, not trendy. www.scnbnc.com

2nd

Gardner’s Barbecue

3 Area locations www.gardnerfoods.com

3rd

Doug Sauls BBQ

813 Western Ave., Nashville 252-459-4247

1st

Hunter Hill Café

501 Old Mill Rd. • 443-1311

Specializing in pit-cooked chicken, ribs and barbecue. Home of the Dean E. Smith Educational Aquarium. www.hunterhillcafe.com

2nd

Gardner’s Barbecue

3 Area locations www.gardnerfoods.com

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J&J’s Kitchen 3rd & Catering

1721 N. Wesleyan Blvd. 446-6300

For Voting J & J’s Kitchen

One of Rocky Mount’s Best Caterers, Breakfast, Hamburgers and Hot Dogs! Country cooking at its best!

J & J’S Kitchen

1721 N. Wesleyan Blvd., Rocky Mount, NC

446-6300 • JoLynn Tyson, Owner


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Chili 1st

Dessert

Wendy’s

949 N. Wesleyan Blvd. • 985-3440 1200 Eastern Ave., Nashville • 459-8600 101 River Oaks Drive, Tarboro • 641-4070

Founded by Dave Thomas in 1969 it was named after his daughter. Quality is their promise by using fresh, never frozen products and making your food fresh when you order it. www.wendys.com

CafĂŠ 2nd Central 132 S. Church St.

3rd

446-8568

Pizza Inn

Hunter Hill Rd. • 937-2323 Fairview Rd. • 446-5141 www.pizzainn.com

1st

Anne’s Donuts

2714 Sunset Ave. • 937-6006

Anne’s Donuts serves the Rocky Mount, NC area with some of the finest baked goods. It is also your one stop shop for your party and holiday gifts. www.annesdonuts.com

K&W Cafeteria

2nd

3rd

1266 N. Wesleyan Blvd. • 446-4241 www.kwcafeterias.com

Chili’s

Home Depot Plaza 443-3044 www.chilis.com

Cup of Coffee 1st Dunkin’ Donuts employee Bri Manning fills an order for a box of assorted fancies at the new restaurant at Barkley Square on Sunset Avenue. Telegram phoTo

Dunkin Donuts

2120 Stone Rose Dr. • 972-3483

The first store opened in 1950 in Quincy, MA. Dunkin Donuts now offers 70 varieties of donuts and more than a dozen coffee items, as well as breakfast & bakery sandwiches and other baked goods. Quality and consistency is their promise. www.dunkindonuts.com

2nd

Starbuck’s

731 Sutters Creek Blvd. 443-1195 www.starbucks.com

3rd

Hardee’s

9 Area Locations www.hardees.com

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Doughnuts

Drive-thru

Carl Battle flips yeast raised donuts in the deep fryer at Anne’s Donuts. Once the donuts have been deep fried, Battle applies a sugar glaze. Telegram phoTo

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Anne’s Donuts

2714 Sunset Ave. • 937-6006

Let Anne’s Donuts provide a convenient way to pick up your Birthday cake and presents, all from the warmth and the fresh sweet smell of their bakery.

2nd

Krispy Kreme

969 N. Wesleyan Blvd. 442-6600 www.krispykreme.com

3rd

Dunkin Donuts

2120 Stone Rose Dr. 252-972-3483 www.dunkindonuts.com

Nash-Rocky Mount Public Schools

Nash Rocky Mount Public Schools salutes Quintin Mangano, Angela Ward, Shawnita Harper and Betsy Hester! Congratulations to our educators and administrators!

Jatovia Pearce, left, places her order with Antoine Pope at Chick-fil-A at Cobb Corners. Telegram phoTo

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Chick-Fil-A

1332 Jeffrey’s Rd. • 442-3525

The first store opened in 1967 in Atlanta, GA. They have grown to 1700 restaurants in 38 states. Everything is hand made fresh every day. www.chick-fil-a.com

Cook-Out 2nd 1020 N. Wesleyan Blvd.

http://eatcookout.com

3rd

Sonic

2804 Sunset Ave. 451-1127 www.sonicdrivein.com


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Fried chicken 1st

Kentucky Fried Chicken 2108 Stone Rose Dr. • 442-7390 923 Raleigh Rd. • 446-6000 1120 N. Fairview Rd. • 442-3617

Colonel Sanders opened in Kentucky 70 years ago and now have 15,000 restaurants in 105 countries. They base their success on their secret blend of herbs and affordable prices. www.kfc.com

Smithfield’s 2nd Chicken N’ Bar-B-Q

670 N. Wesleyan Blvd • 937-3032 Eastern Ave. in Nashville 459-0092 • scnbnc.com

3rd

Silvia Bivens adds chicken to her buffet plate at the recently remodled Kentucky Fried Chicken on Stone Rose Drive.

BoJangle’s

4 Area Locations www.bojangles.com

A Special “Thank You” To All Our Customers For Selecting Mr. Ribs As Your #1 Favorite Place To Experience The Best Tasting Ribs In Our Area!

Mr. Ribs

Hwy. 301 South Bypass Rocky Mount, NC (In Peddler’s Village)

252-442-3711

Open Wed.-Sun. 5PM Until. Closed Mondays & Tuesdays

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French Fries 1st

McDonald’s 7 Area Locations

Opened in 1955 in California. Have grown to 34,000 restaurants in 118 countries. Their goal is quality, service, cleanliness and value. www.mcdonalds.com

2nd

Chick-Fil-A

1332 Jeffrey’s Rd. 252-442-3525 www.chick-fil-a.com

3rd

Hardee’s

9 Area Locations www.hardees.com


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Hamburger

Home-Cooking 1

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Pam Joyner, left, a cashier at Central Cafe, serves a hot dog, two cheeseburgers and fries to Danny Jones and his wife Deborah Jones at the restaurant in downtown Rocky Mount.

Hunter Hill Café & Catering

501 Old Mill Rd. • 443-1311

Offering full catering services for business meetings, parties, holiday gatherings, weddings, family reunions and any other gathering you can think of. www.hunterhillcafe.com

2nd

Cracker Barrel

238 Enterprise Drive 252-443-0679 www.crackerbarrel.com

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1st

Central Café

Great food nestled in a small brick building with wood benches where you can get burger or hot dogs with fries. Simplicity at its finest.

http://eatcookout.com

3rd

K&W Cafeteria

1266 N. Wesleyan Blvd. • 446-4241 www.kwcafeterias.com

Hot Dog

132 S. Church St. 446-8568

Cook-Out 2nd 1020 N. Wesleyan Blvd.

3rd

J&J’s Kitchen & Catering

1721 N. Wesleyan Blvd. 446-6300

www.edwardjones.com

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1st

Central Café

132 S. Church St. • 446-8568

The food is 50’s style fast food, simple but excellent. No one makes a cheeseburger like they do. The best hotdogs and hamburgers in town since 1927.

2nd

Sonic

2804 Sunset Ave. 451-1127 www.sonicdrivein.com

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3rd

J&J’s Kitchen & Catering

1721 N. Wesleyan Blvd. 446-6300

The Rocky Mount Telegram would like to take a moment to thank our readers for taking time to fill our our survey and let everyone know who they think is the best.


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HusHpuppies

ice cream

Gardner’s Barbecue

1st 1331 N. Wesleyan Blvd. • 841 Fairview Road Westridge Shopping Center

Opened in 1972 featuring good ole Eastern NC country cooking. They specialize in barbeque, southern fried chicken and southern style collards. www.gardnerfoods.com

Smithfield’s 2nd Chicken N’ Bar-B-Q

670 N. Wesleyan Blvd • 937-3032 Eastern Ave. in Nashville 459-0092 • scnbnc.com

3rd

Hunter Hill Café

501 Old Mill Rd. • 443-1311 www.hunterhillcafe.com

iced Tea 1st

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Customers wait in line at the Cook Out walk-up window at the restaurant on Wesleyan Boulevard.

Bojangle’s

590 N. Wesleyan Blvd. • 451-1990 908 English Road • 443-7402

Originally opened in Charlotte in 1977, there are now 335 locations. They take pride in their distinctive flavor, high quality products made from scratch and friendly service. They have an extensive breakfast menu which is served all day.

2nd McDonald’s

7 Area Locations www.mcdonalds.com

3rd

Pizza Inn

1473 Hunter Hill Rd. • 937-2323 101 Fairview Rd. • 446-5141 www.pizzainn.com

1st

Cook-Out

1020 N. Wesleyan Blvd.

Originally opened for business in Greensboro, there are now 119 locations throughout NC, GA, SC, TN and VA. They specialize in hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken and barbeque as well as a wide variety of milkshakes. http://eatcookout.com

2nd

Sonic

2804 Sunset Ave. 451-1127 www.sonicdrivein.com

3rd

Chick-Fil-A

1332 Jeffrey’s Rd. 442-3525 www.chick-fil-a.com


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ItalIan Food 1st

overall restaurant

Mama’s Pizza

1340 Benvenue Rd. • 977-3600

Opened in 1982 offering authentic Italian food. Serving New York Style Pizza, Pan Pizza (Thick Crust), Stromboli and Calzones, Children’s Menu, Beverages, Appetizers and Antipasto Salads in Rocky Mount & Tarboro.

Olive Garden 2nd Italian Restaurant 1140 N. Wesleyan Blvd. 442-1329 www.olivegarden.com

Outback Steakhouse in Rocky Mount serving quality steak, chicken and seafood.

Mario’s Pizza 3rd & Restaurant

3653 Sunset Ave. 451-9393 www.mariositaliankitchen.com

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MexIcan Food 1st

El Taptio Mexican Restaurant

1296 N. Wesleyan Blvd. • 985-0027

Family owned and operated offering authentic Mexican food prepared by authentic Mexican chefs. Make your own combos or order from the menu. www.eltapationc.com

San Jose 2nd Restaurant

1565 Benvenue Rd. • 442-7200 www.sanjoserestaurante.com

3rd

Chico’s

1701 Sunset Ave. 446-8600 www.chicosrestaurant.com

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1st

Outback Steakhouse 210 Gateway Blvd. • 451-7800

Started in 1988 in Tampa, FL, Outback believes in hospitality, sharing, quality and having fun. They offer a variety of steaks, chicken, ribs, seafood and pasta. www.outback.com

Olive Garden 2nd Italian Restaurant 1140 N. Wesleyan Blvd. 442-1329 www.olivegarden.com

3rd

Pizza Inn

1473 Hunter Hill Rd. 937-2323 101 Fairview Rd. 446-5141 www.pizzainn.com


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Pizza

sandwich/sub 1st Maggie Braswell serves herself at the pizza buffet during lunch at the Pizza Inn at Hunter Hill Shopping Center. Telegram phoTo

1st

Pizza Inn

Originated in 1958 in Dallas, TX. There are now 310 restaurants internationally. www.pizzainn.com

2820 Sunset Ave. • 443-3527 106 W. Nashville Dr. • 459-9600 www.pizzahut.com

3rd

Papa John’s

3014 Sunset Ave. 252-985-7272 www.papajohns.com

Ribs 1st

Mr. Ribs

1230 S. Wesleyan Blvd. • 442-3711

2

Texas Steakhouse

3

rd

711 Sutters Creek Blvd. • 443-3888 126 Gateway Blvd. • 443-7396 www.texassteakhouse.com

Chili’s

1276 Home Depot Plaza 443-3044 www.chilis.com

salad baR 1st

Pizza Inn

1473 Hunter Hill Rd. • 937-2323 101 Fairview Rd. • 252-446-5141

Pizza Inn specializes in their famous pizza buffet and their “pizzerts”. Their hallmark pizza is the bacon cheeseburger pizza. www.pizzainn.com

2nd Ruby Tuesday

1457 Benvenue Rd. 252-212-1570 www.rubytuesday.com

3rd

2nd

Jersey Mike’s

1463 Hunter Hill Rd. 252-937-6777 www.jerseymikes.com

3rd

Pizza Inn

101 Fairview Rd. • 446-5141 1473 Hunter Hill Rd. • 937-2323 www.pizzainn.com

1st

Mayflower Restaurant 1520 N. Wesleyan Blvd. • 985-4002

With locations in Rocky Mount, Wilson, Mount Airy and Roanoke Rapids, they offer a wide variety of menu items. They offer some exotic menu items such as abalone, jelly fish, squab, duck, shark, sea cucumber and geoduck. www.garnermayflower.com

Red Lobster 2nd 1010 N. Wesleyan Blvd. 252-937-2190 www.redlobster.com

3rd

Doug Sauls BBQ

813 Western Ave., Nashville 252-459-4247

THANK YOU ROCKY MOUNT

Specializing in pork & beef ribs from locations in Nash and Edgecombe Counties. nd

The first Subway opened in 1965 in Bridgeport, CT. There are now 37,000 locations worldwide. Their goal is to serve fresh, delicious, made-to-order sandwiches at a reasonable price. www.subway.com

seafood

1473 Hunter Hill Rd. • 937-2323 101 Fairview Rd. • 252-446-5141

Pizza Hut 2nd 1522 Jeffrey’s Rd. • 443-6999

Subway

1100 N. Wesleyan Boulevard • 984-0899 2420 North Church Street • 446-6693 3635 Sunset Avenue • 443-6450

Ribeye’s Steakhouse

108 W. Nashville Dr., Nashville 462-2356 www.ribeyessteakhouse.com

Frank J. Courts, D.D.S., Ph.D. Pediatric Dentistry Elizabeth K. Miller, D.D.S., M.S. Pediatric Dentist

Specializing in Dentistry for Infants, Children & Patients with Special Needs First visit recommended at 12 months

73 Success Court Rocky Mount, NC 27804 252-443-7136

Dedicated to Children’s Oral Health


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Soup

1

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Value

Olive Garden Italian Restaurant

1140 N. Wesleyan Blvd. • 442-1329

Evelyn Whitaker places a slice of German chocolate pie with pecans in a to go box at K&W Cafeteria in Rocky Mount.

Olive Garden offers fresh, delicious and authentic Tuscan-inspired food in a comfortable, home-like setting. There are over 800 locations throughout the United States. www.olivegarden.com

Honeybaked Hams

2nd

3rd

3641 Sunset Ave. • 937-4267 www.honeybaked.com

Pizza Inn

1473 Hunter Hill Rd. 937-2323 101 Fairview Rd. 446-5141 www.pizzainn.com

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SteakS 1st

Outback Steakhouse 210 Gateway Blvd. • 451-7800

Started in 1988 in Tampa, FL, Outback believes in hospitality, sharing, quality and having fun. They offer a variety of steaks, chicken, ribs, seafood and pasta. www.outback.com

Texas 2nd Steakhouse

3rd

711 Sutters Creek Blvd. 443-3888 126 Gateway Blvd. • 443-7396 www.texassteakhouse.com

Ribeye’s Steakhouse

108 W. Nashville Dr., Nashville 462-2356 www.ribeyessteakhouse.com

1st

K & W Cafeteria

1266 N. Wesleyan Blvd. • 446-4241

The first location opened in Winston-Salem in 1937. There are now 33 locations in NC, SC, VA and WV. They offer homestyle foods from scratch. There are over 100 items daily and the entrees change daily. www.kwcafeterias.com

Out 2nd 1020Cook N. Wesleyan Blvd. http://eatcookout.com

Hester, Moore & Tucker PLLC ATTORNEYS AT LAW

3rd

Golden Corral

921 N. Wesleyan Blvd. 252-972-2043 www.goldencorral.com

(252) 451-5220 1-866-676-4687

Joseph M. hester Jr. Voted Best Attorney FIVe tIMes

I

t is an honor for Joe Hester to be chosen as the Readers’ Choice Best Attorney once again for 2013. We here at Hester, Moore & Tucker, PLLC have been in the business of helping people of the Twin Counties negotiate the criminal justice system for more than 35 years. Joe Hester began practicing law in 1977 as an Assistant Solicitor (now Assistant District Attorney) in the Seventh Judicial District serving Nash, Edgecombe and Wilson Counties. He joined the law firm of Moore, Diedrick, Whitaker & Carlisle in 1979 and later became a partner in the reorganized firm of Moore, Diedrick, Carlisle & Hester. He left the firm in 1999 and together with Thomas J. Moore II formed the partnership Hester & Moore, PLLC. The senior partners continue to practice to this day with Damian L. Tucker as Hester, Moore & Tucker, PLLC. Joe’s practice has consisted of criminal defense in the Seventh Judicial District in both the District and Superior Courts. He has handled thousands of cases, both felonies and misdemeanors. Joe is known by many of his peers as one of the most experienced DWI trial attorneys in the district.

3230 Zebulon Road, PO BOX 8256 Rocky Mount, NC 27804

Look for our new website at www.hesterlaw.com


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AccountAnt 1st

Keith Beck, CPA Keith Beck Accounting 109 Foy Drive • 443-5950

Let Keith Beck help you with all your general accounting and tax preparation needs.

2nd

Terry Sharpe

Bunch & Company 2300 Professional Dr. • 443-0551 www.bunchcpa.com

3rd

David Oettinger

Auto MechAnic 1st 2nd

Oettinger & Company, CPA, P.A. 101 Candlewood Road • 451-1900 www.docpa.com

Joe Hester

Hester Moore & Tucker, PLLC. 3230 Zebulon Road • 451-5220

Joe Hester opened the firm in 1999. He specializes in criminal law with a specialty in DWI defense.

2nd

TW King

Thomas W. King 3202 Sunset Avenue 443-0113

Jake Parrott rd 3Battle, Winslow, Scott & Wiley 2343 Professional Drive 937-2200 www.bwsw.com

Bottoms Tire & Auto 151 May Drive • 446-9466

Trust Glen to do honest, professional auto repairs quickly and to charge a fair price. He has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.

Charles Bryant Charles’ Auto Clinic 1725 N. Wesleyan Blvd. 977-9578

Attorney 1st

Glen Bottoms

3rd

Scott Tharrington

Tharrington’s Auto Works 1212 Construction Drive 451-1015 www.tharringtonsautoworks.com

BArBer 1st

Tommy Waters

Englewood Barber Shop 1135 Jeffreys Road • 442-8902

Tommy Waters at Englewood Barber Shop has been serving families in Rocky Mount since 1984.

2nd

BoBo Braswell

BoBo’s Down Home Cuts

Robert Bass 3rdAll About Me Tanning & Hair 3671 N. Halifax Road 443-1803


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Car SaleSperSon

Rocky Mount Motors’ Danny Barkley can help you with the purchase of your next vehicle. TelegRaM phoTo

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Danny Barkley

Rocky Mount Motors 1800 N. Wesleyan Blvd. • 985-2601

Danny Barkley invites all his former customers to come and see him at Rocky Mount Motors for all their vehicle needs.

Gene Langely

2nd

Davenport autopark 650 english Road • 937-7500 www.davenportauto.com

Jammy Mitchell

3rd

Jammy Mitchell auto Sales 3713 Dortches Blvd. • 973-2277 www.jammymitchellautosales.com

ChiropraCtor 1

st

Dr. John Hammer

hammer Chiropractic 3123 Sunset avenue • 443-7400

Dr. hammer is originally from lakeville, MN. he opened the clinic in 1993. his promise is, “If I can’t help you, I’ll find someone who can.” www.drhammerchiro.com

2nd

Dr. Tim Treanor

Treanor Chiropractic Wellness Center 4161 Capital Drive • 210-3490 www.treanorchiropractic.com

3rd

Dr. Traci Clark

Miller Clark Chiropractic 1258 home Depot plz. • 446-8800 www.millerclarkchiropratic.com

DentiSt

1st

Dr. Paul Gaskins

Mullen & gaskins, DDS, pa 901 N. Winstead ave. • 443-7575

The practice of Mullen & gaskins has been fortunate to have Dr. gaskins. he is a compassionate dentist of the strongest integrity.

Berry Belton & 2nd Kevin Schrimper

Belton & Schrimper 1512 S. Winstead ave. • 937-7878 www.simlesofrockymount.com

3rd

Frank Courts

Frank Courts, DDS pediatric Dentist 73 Success Court • 443-7136


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A BIG thank you to God for allowing me to serve this community! I appreciate your vote! So grateful to all the clients I have been given the opportunity to work with ... you have become great friends!

Jen Dwyer Voted First Place Real Estate Salesperson

World Properties Int.-Dwyer & Assoc. www.wpi-properties.com

252-266-7083 If you are looking for personal service with results ... WPI Dwyer & Associates is happy to assist you with you buying and selling needs!


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September 22, 2013

ElEctrician Danny Outlaw

1st

Carolina Wiring Service Inc. 740 Country Club Drive • 442-3932

www.carolinawiring.com “Wiring homes for the future”

2

nd

Al Edwards

2

nd

Alco Electric Inc. 313 Western Avenue 459-4370

Jerry Barnes

3rd

2nd Jerry Barnes Electric, Inc. 8387 Pamela Rhue 977-8845

Danny Bunn Pemberton, Inc. 277 NE Main Street 977-1813

Ronnie Peede Metro Maintenance 1175 Jeffreys Road 977-2730

ExtErminator Chris Puckett

1st

Jake LaBar & Son Exterminating. 115 Forest Hill Ave. • 443-0650.

Family Doctor 1

st

Dr. Martha Chestnutt

Boice-Willis Clinic 600 Nash Medical Arts Mall • 451-3200

East Carolina University Brody School of Medicine graduate with 13 years experience. www.boice-willis.com

2nd

Dr. Richard Michel

Family Medical Center 804 English Road • 443-3133 www.rmfmc.com

Allen King

3rd

Best Waiter/ Waitress

Jake LaBar

Jake LaBar & Son Exterminating 115 Forest Hill Ave. • 443-0650 www.labarexterminating.com

King Exterminating 4106 Sunset Ave. • 937-8878 www.kingextco.com

Thank You For Voting Us

The Best Consignment Shop

Dr. David Browder

Boice-Willis Clinic 600 Nash Medical Arts Mall 252-451-3200 www.boice-willis.com

T hank you for voting me your favorite!

Providing honest, quality service at a reasonable price. Serving Nash, Edgecombe & Wilson counties. www.labarexterminating.com

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3rd

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Financial consultant 1st

Roger Taylor

Roger Taylor, left, and Shanna Bottoms of Roger Taylor & Associates share top honors this year in the Rocky Mount Telegram’s Readers’ Choice awards.

Roger G. Taylor & Associates 4020 Capital Drive • 937-2253

He has become part of the family of his clients and has enjoyed all the events he helped to make possible by steering his clients down a successful investment path. Protecting client investments from life’s jars and jolts since 1978. www.taylorfinancialrmt.com

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Shanna Bottoms

Roger G. Taylor & Associates 4020 Capital Drive • 937-2253

A 2003 graduate of UNC-Wilmington with a B.S. in Business Administration. Shanna will help you plan for the unexpected events life may bring. www.taylorfinancialrmt.com

2nd

Russell Proctor

Stifel Financial 2933 Sunset Avenue 252-443-2724 www.seifel.com/fa/russell-proctor

2nd

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Sherlon Page

Edward Jones 210 Bryant St. Ste B 252-937-6997 www.edwardjones.com

2nd

Tim Dameron Ameriprise Financial 800 Tiffany Blvd. 252-467-2300 www.amerprise.com

Chet 3rd Osterhoudt

Edward Jones 622 E. Washington Street 252-459-1805 www.edwardjones.com

LET US SHOW YOU WHY WE’RE REALLY NUMBER 1!

Do it the better way at Don Bulluck Chevrolet

DON BULLUCK Your Thumbs Up Dealer

1920 Wesleyan Blvd. Hwy. 301 North, Rocky Mount SALES (252) 977-3355 • SERVICE (252) 977-3355

Family Owned Since 1917

Dr. Stuart Hicks would like to say Thank You for voting us your #1 Veterinarian

3 YEARS IN A ROW!

HICKS ANIMAL CLINIC

3200 Sunset Avenue (on the corner of Sunset & Englewood)

443-5994 The Hicks Family has served Rocky Mount for Over 91 Years!


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FireFighter 1st

Russell Stanton

Rocky Mount Fire Department

“Protecting lives and property through quality and excellence in service.” http://www.rockymountfire.org

2nd

Jeff Turner Red Oak Fire Department

3rd

Ray Walker

Rocky Mount Fire Dept http://www.rockymountfire.org

hairstylist 1st

Salon Moxie 2929 Zebulon Road • 451-7924

Stephanie 2nd Baker Richmond

2nd

The Garden Day Spa & Salon 3660 Sunset Avenue • 451-9451 www.thegardenspa.net

2

1st

Kaitlyn Anderson

Backstage Hair Salon 2451 Hurt Drive • 442-3560

Donald Poland

Studio 360 1026 N. Winstead Ave. 977-9734

3

rd

Michelle Williams

Exquisite Design 119 Tarboro Street • 977-1605

David Smith

David Smith Group, Inc. 844 Country Club Road • 443-0277

David’s goal for quality and customer service is “Never settle for the acceptable but constantly strive for exceptional.”

Dean Holland

2nd

Dean A. Holland Builders, Inc. 1895 Rolling Acres Dr. • 459-7868

3rd

Johnny High

The Highland Company 982 N. Winstead Ave. • 443-1511

insurance agent

Alexandra Gupton

Definition of MOXIE 1: energy, pep 2: courage, determination 3: know-how. A salon determined to make you look and feel your best.

nd

home Builder

1st

William Walters

Farm Bureau Insurance 200 Western Blvd., Tarboro • 823-8101

William likes getting to know his clients. He takes pride in the fact that they put their faith in him to supply their insurance needs. www.ncfbins.com

2nd

Chris Habit

State Farm Insurance 3305 Sunset Ave. 443-0036 www.chrishabit.com

3rd

Melvin Mitchell Allstate 3501 Sunset Ave. 443-5100 www.allstate.com


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Locksmith 1st

manicurist

Chris Webb

Chris Webb Locksmith 708 Vestal Road • 442-4976

Nail technician Phyllis Hatchel performs a Shellac manicure for client Joceline Boring at 1604 Day Spa.

Chris loves helping people. He feels blessed to love what he does and get paid enough for it to support his family.

Dee Warren 3rd Moore’s Bicycle Shop

Boswell 2nd Don Don’s Bicycle Sales

Telegram phoTo

247 S. Washington St. 446-7012 www.mooresbicycleshop.com

& Service 3105 Ward Blvd., Wilson • 281-2184

nurse 1

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Stephanie Wright

Women’s Health of Rocky Mount 804 English Road • 451-7060

Stephanie is one over over 84,000 nurses that call North Carolina home. She is also one out of 1,1000 that have chosen Rocky Mount as the city they want to serve.

2nd

Lewis 3rd Hope Nash Health Care

Frankie Williams

2460 Curtis Ellis Drive 962-8000 www.nhcs.org

Family Medical Center 804 English Road • 443-3133 www.rmfmc.com

1st

Phyllis Hatchel

1604 Day Spa & Salon 1604 S. Winstead Ave. • 451-0422

Experience the elements as we customize your manicure and pedicure with aromatherapy in our Signature Aveda nail treatment.

Brewer 2nd Jessica 1604 Day Spa & Salon

1604 S. Winstead Ave. 451-0422 www.1604dayspasalon.com

3rd

Leigh Saunders

All About Me Tanning & Hair 3671 N. Halifax Road • 443-1803

Serving the Rocky Mount Community for over 20 years

Your support and trust in us for your chiropractic needs is what has led to our success of being Rocky Mount’s Best Chiropractor!

3123 Sunset Avenue Rocky Mount

252-443-7400

www.hammerrockymount.com

NOW ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS

A huge thank you to the Twin Counties and surrounding areas for +BOFU8BUTPO  #SPLFS0XOFS "#3 "#3. $3# voting me

#2 Best Realtor

$31 $34 (3*



I appreciate being able to serve you for all of your home buying needs. We Never Stop Moving sm

WATSON PROPERTIES www.coldwellbanker-rockymount.com


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Massage TherapisT 1st

Heather Rogers

The Garden Day Spa & Salon 3660 Sunset Avenue • 451-9086

We welcome you to treat yourself to our spa or salon services and experience the difference. Because You’re Worth It. thegardenspa.net

2nd

Dixie Tippette

Head II Toe 856 Country Club Drive 252-937-6229

Beverly Finch 3rd 1604 Day Spa & Salon

1604 S. Winstead Ave. 451-0422 www.1604dayspasalon.com

Ob-gYN

1

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Dr. Christina Peyton

Dr. Dennis VanZant

Nash OB-Gyn 200 Nash Medical Arts Mall • 443-5941

Certified by The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Peyton joined Nash OB-GYN Associates in 2008. Certified by The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Van Zant joined Nash OB-GYN Associates in 1998. www.nashobgyn.com

2

nd

Dr. Rose Glynne

Women’s Health of Rocky Mount 804 English Road 451-7060

3

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Dr. David Lee

Vidant Women’s Care 2704 N. Main St., Tarboro 823-6333 www.vidanthealth.com

paraMedic/eMT 1st

Adam Fisher & Ronald Perry Nash County EMS

Providing emergency and non-emergency paramedic level care to a population of 96,000 in Nash County with annual call volume of approximately 22,000 calls per year.

2nd

Joey Lewis & Cleveland Hunt

3rd

Dale Griffin & Ashley Shearin

Nash County EMS Nash County EMS

pasTOr/priesT 1st

Dennis Darvill

First Baptist Church 200 S. Church Street • 446-9113

Pastor Darville vision for the church is that God would give parishioners a white-hot heart for Him and that FBCRM would be known as a congregation which is greatly cared for. www.fbcrm.org

2nd 3rd

Michael Cloer

Englewood Baptist Chruch • 1350 S. Winstead Ave. 937-8254 • www.englewoodbaptist.com

Fr. Tim Mears

Our Lady of Perpetual Help 315 Hammond St. • 972-1971 www.olphrm.com

3rd

Richard Gurganus Church on the Rise 3520 Bishop Rd. • 972-7473 www.churchontherise.org


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Pediatrician 1st

PhotograPher

Dr. James Grant

Boice-Willis Pediatrics 100 Nash Medical Arts Mall • 451-3100

Garry Hodges was not only voted as the Readers’ Choice Best Photographer but was also awarded Small Business of the Year for 2013 by the Rocky Mount Area Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. Grant practices general pediatrics with an emphasis on pediatric heart disease and ADHD. www.boice-willis.com

Dr. Paul Kinnaird

2nd

3rd Dr. Vasanth Baliga

Boice-Willis Pediatrics • 100 Nash Medical Arts Mall 451-3100 • www.boice-willis.com

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Pharmacist Allison Harris

1

st

CVS 2605 Sunset Ave. • 451-1908 420 Gold Rock Road • 442-7188 101 West Washington St. Nashville • 459-3540

Helping people on their path to better health. It’s our purpose, our promise, our passion … every day.

2

nd

Randy Crawford

Medical Park Pharmacy 901 N. Winstead Ave. • 443-7979

A BIG

3

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Steve Jared

Oakwood Pharmacy 329 N. Fairview Road 252-442-8159

1

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Garry Hodges

Sunset Studios 233 Dover Road • 937-8211

After starting his business in 1976 Garry continued his training by studying under several master photographers as well as attending school. He also loves flying and has now been doing aerial photography for several years. www.sunset-studios.com

Bill Goode 2nd Bill Goode Photography

1712 Howard Avenue, Tarboro 823-1383 www.billgoode.com

THANK YOU

3rd

Christina Valentine

Christina Valentine Photography 308-3113 www.christinavalentine.com

THANK YOU!

To all who voted Dr. Tim Treanor one of your favorite chiropractors! We are honored and blessed to have so much support from our patients, whom we consider to be family, since we have opened our new office in March. We appreciate you all.

53&"/03$)*3013"$5*$ WELLNESS CENTER

Dedicated to servicing Rocky Mount and surrounding cities in helping them not only feel better but get well and stay well one person at a time, the natural way... We service all ages from infants to 999! We can help you with back & neck pain, headaches, scoliosis, arthritis, injuries from all types of accidents including sports injuries, wellness programs, and much more. Call today for your spinal assessment and become free from subluxations and dis-ease!

4161 Capital Dr., Rocky Mount | 252.210.3490 www.treanorchiropractic.com Check us out on Facebook Nostros hablamos Espanol

From Our Family To Yours, Thank You For Voting Us One Of Rocky Mount’s Best Assisted Living Facilities. Brekenridge Retirement Center And Independent Living Suites 2500 Hunter Hill Rd. Rocky Mount, NC

252-443-5400 C-12 Christian owned and operated business

Pam Evans Administrator

www.brekenridgeretirement.com


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Plumber

Thank You Rocky Mount

1st

For Voting Us The Leader In Mobile Home Sales For 2 Consecutive Years!

Melvin Edmondson 3451 Pridgen Road 407-8420

Edmondson Plumbing is owned and operated by Melvin Edmondson Sr. Mr. Edmondson worked hard to get his license to serve Rocky Mount and surrounding areas for over 35 years.

Phillip Sessoms

2nd

3rd

Phillip Sessoms Plumbing Co. 2884 Hunter Hill Road 252-443-6372

All Credit ! red Conside

Allen Roberson

Allen Roberson Plumbing 64US 301 N., Elm City 252-236-3483

Police officer 1st

Let us help you find the home of your dreams. With a wide selection of models right here on the lot, we’ll find what’s right for you!

Chris Mosley

Rocky Mount Police Department Non-emergency 972-1411

Integrity and fairness and to respect ourselves and others. That is the foundation for being a good law enforcement officer. It also represents three of our four core values that we hold in this agency.

Ricky Parks

2nd

Rocky Mount Police Department Non-emergency 972-1411

3rd

BJ Connie

Rocky Mount Police Department Non-emergency 972-1411

real estate agent

WE FINANC

Plus, we carry E! used, repo, new & foreclosed land / home packages! Jen Dwyer helps a client find just the right place to call home. Telegram phoTo

1st

Jen Dwyer

WPI Dwyer & Assoc. 231 W. Washington St., Nashville • 557-9684

252-442-9988 2120 N. Wesleyan Blvd. Rocky Mount

Jen is committed to providing clients with innovative real estate solutions while creating an enjoyable, convenient and affordable experience. http://wpi-properties.com

2nd

Janet Watson

Coldwell Banker Watson Properties 3801 Westridge Cir Dr • 937-6500 www.coldwellbanker-rockymount.com

3rd

Sandra Russ

Sandra Russ Real Estate 3120-B Zebulon Road • 937-3052 www.sandraruss.com


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School PrinciPal 1

st

Quintin Mangano

THANK YOU

Rocky Mount for you support & patronage!

Benvenue Elementary 2700 Nicodemus Mile Rd, • 462-2835

Voted #1 Floor Covering #2 Carpet Cleaning 2 Room Special

Principal Mangano strives to create a learning environment which embraces diversity and empowers students to become 21st century leaders. http://nrms.schoolwires.net/bes

2nd Edward Bunn

Faith Christian Academy 1333 Faith Christian Dr. • 443-3700 www.fcspatriots.com

3rd Angela Ward

Swift Creek Elementary 2420 Swift Creek School Rd. http://nrms.schoolwires.net/sces

Teacher 1

st

Shawnita Harper

Baskerville Elementary 1100 Stokes Ave. • 451.2880

Ms. Harper says that she teaches by the hands-on approach. She believes in a strong home and school connection. She believes that “by working as a team, we can help our children be the best they can be.” http://nrms.schoolwires.net/baskes

Betsy Hester 2nd Rocky Mt. High School

1400 Bethlehem Rd. • 937-9050 http://nrms.schoolwires.net/rmhs

3rd

Kim Gaskins

Mom & Me Academy

VeTerinarian 1st

Dr. Stuart Hicks

Hicks Animal Clinic 3200 Sunset Ave. • 443-5994

Dr. Hicks is a third generation veterinarian. He treats your pet as a member of your family and his family. He is noted for his attitude of caring, compassion and kindness.

Dr. Bobby Hicks

2nd

3rd

Dr. Leigh Walker

Coats Veterinary Hospital 4710 Sunset Ave. • 407-1616 www.coatsvet.com

Benvenue Animal Hospital 3151 Benvenue Road 442-1771

WaiTer/WaiTreSS

1st

Sandra Lewis

Sharpsburg Restaurant 3500 N. Hathaway Blvd. • 442-0789

Waitress Sandra Lewis makes the down home cooking and a friendly atmosphere at Sharpsburg Restaurant something you don’t want to miss.

2

nd

3rd

Miss Jaye

Westridge Grill 3629 Sunset Ave. • 937-7299

Sandra Edmondson

Jo McCullen 3rd Betty Texas Steakhouse

Sharpsburg Restaurant 3500 N. Hathaway Blvd. • 442-0789

711 Sutters Creek Blvd. • 443-3888 www.texassteakhouse.com

We offer: • Sales • Service • Installation • Carpet • Vinyl • Tile • Laminate • Hardwood • Floor Repairs

Zero Res Professional Cleaning!

$65.00

Whole House Special

$99.00 (up to 1,000 square feet)

Senior Discount Available 24 Hr. Emergency Service

ExprEss Floors CoME sEE Us AT oUr NEW loCATIoN:

6154 West Mount Drive • rocky Mount, NC

Call: 252-266-1700 • xpressfloors.com

CLEAN CLEAN DRY CLEANERS & LAUNDRY

“Serving Your Fabricare Needs Since 1947”

Thank you to all our customers for making us #1 Best Dry Cleaner!

• Pick Up & Delivery Service • Drapery Cleaning

FULL SERVICE LAUNDRY DRY CLEANING

• Alterations • Suede & Leather Cleaning

Convenient Locations To Serve You Dry Cleaning & Coin laundry

Hwy. 301 Sharpsburg 446-5379 937 N. Fairview Rd. 443-1481 2404 Sunset Ave 937-7731

Pick-Up & Delivery 443-4700 Car Wash 937 N. Fairview Rd.

Dry cleaners

2408 Sunset Ave 443-4700 Westridge Shopping Center 443-1394

American Owned and Operated Since 1947 Serving and Supporting Rocky Mount For 66 Years.


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ApArtment Community Assisted living FACility Tau Valley Apartments in Rocky Mount. Telegram PHOTO

1st

Tau Valley Apartments 237 S. Winstead Ave. • 316-2302

Neighborhood living meets city convenience. Featuring spacious 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments and townhomes with private patio. www.tauvalley.com

The Woods 2nd At Benvenue

3rd

103 Jasmine Drive • 972-796 www.tauvalley.com

Spring Arbor 2nd 1251 S. Winstead Ave.

Freeman’s TV 2nd & Appliance

726 E. Washington, Nashville 252-459-2616

3rd

Ward’s Appliance

Brekenridge Retirement

2500 Hunter Hill Road 443-5400

Auto Body shop 1st

Don’s Body Shop

1181 S. Wesleyan Blvd. • 977-6021

Serving Rocky Mount and the surrounding areas since 1989. Voted best Auto Body Shop 3 years running.

1888 Sunset Avenue • 442-7126

Serving Nash, Wilson & Edgecombe Counties since 1986. www.bobsapplianceserviceinc.com

3rd

443-3999 www.springarborliving.com

1000 Colony Square 446-2255

st Bob’s Appliance Service

Autumn Care

1210 Eastern Ave., Nashville • 462-0070

Autumn Care was founded in 1979. Today there are 25 locations providing short term and long term care throughout NC and VA. www.autumncorp.com

Colony Square Apartments

AppliAnCe repAir

1

1st

2nd

Medlin Brothers

829 Hunter Hill Road • 443- 1912 www.medlinbrothers.com

3rd

Tharrington’s Auto Works

1212 Construction Dr • 451-1015 www.tharringtonsautoworks.com

227 SE Main Street 446-2021

Thank You Rocky Mount

BEST CARPET CLEANING SERVICE We Are Also Your Place For Carpet, Prefinished Hardwood & Laminate Flooring

BRITT’S Carpet Services

3661 N. Halifax Road • Rocky Mount (Beside Smith’s Red & White) • 443-3822 • Mon.-Fri. 9-5, Sat By Appt.


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Automotive DeAlership

BArBer shop 1st

Davenport Autopark is located at 600 English Road in Rocky Mount. For complete details on inventory call or click. davenportauto.com

Great Clips 2nd 1241 Cobb Corners Dr.

Davenport Autopark

David’s Bridal has been making wedding dreams come true for over 60 years.

1920 N. Wesleyan Blvd. • 977-3355 www.bulluckchevrolet.com

SECU

2

3 Area Locations www.southernbank.com

3

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1st

PNC Banking

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For Over 25 Years

Complete Termite, Moisture Control and Pest Control Service

CALL US TODAY!

443-0650

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Exterminating

2810 Sunset Ave. • 451-0600

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LaBar

Shell Lube & Auto Spa

Offering the ultimate in customer service for your car, including oil change, full service car wash, an inspection station, free vacuum and much more. www.shelllubeandautospa

4 Area Locations www.pnc.com

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Cynthia’s

Golden East Mall 446-2500

CAr WAsh

3357 Sunset Avenue • 443-7021 2550 Benvenue Road • 985-0311

Southern Bank

3rd

653 Tiffany Blvd. • 937-7324 elizabethmichaelsinc.com

Serving the county, state and public school employees and immediate families since 1937. www.ncsecu.org nd

Elizabeth Michaels

2nd

BAnk 1

Locations in Raleigh & Greenville

Phil

977-1234 www.capitalfordrockymount.com

709 Walnut Street 442-2833

David’s Bridal

1st

Don Bulluck Chevrolet

3rd

Walnut Barber

BriDAl shop

600 English Road • 937-7500

Capital Ford 2nd 2012 Stone Rose Drive

3rd

937-5000 • www.greatclips.com

“Dealership for Life” a program which offers a lifetime warranty, free maintenance services and much more.

st

1135 Jeffreys Rd • 442-8902

Englewood Barber Shop is a full service shop service both men and women. No appointment is necessary.

Telegram PHOTO

1st

Englewood Barber Shop

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Locally Owned & Operated!


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Car WaSh 2nd

Autobell

1120 Independence Dr 977-1655 www.autobell.com

3rd

Squeeky Clean Auto Spa 4093 Sunset Avenue

Cell phone ServiCe 2nd

Carpet Cleaning ServiCe 1st

US Cellular

2520 Sunset Ave • 937-1811 1442 Jeffrey’s Rd • 937-2355 www.uscellular.com

2

Britt’s Carpet Service 3661 N. Halifax Road • 443-3822

Express Carpet Care 442-3490

Englewood Baptist Church in Rocky Mount. Telegram POTO

Wilkins Carpet 3 Cleaning rd

1357 N. Wesleyan Blvd • 937-2778 www.wilkinscarpetcleaning.com

Cell phone ServiCe 1st

Sprint

1243 Cobb Corners Drive 977-0650 www.sprint.com

ChurCh

Serving Rocky Mount and the surrounding areas. Ready to tackle your carpet cleaning, carpets & rugs, tiling & flooring needs. nd

3rd

Verizon

1228 Home Depot Plz. • 443-3632 1100 N Wesleyan Blvd #7012 • 442-6928

Offer the nation’s largest and most reliable 4G LTE network available. www.verizonwireless.com

1st

Englewood Baptist Church 1350 S. Winstead Ave. • 937-8254

EBC held their first Sunday worship service in 1962. Today they hold 3 Sunday services and broadcast messages on radio and TV. www. englewoodbaptist.com

W. Edgecombe 2nd Baptist Church

13821 NC 43 N. • 442-7041 www.westedge.wecbuilder.org

3rd

First Baptist Church

200 S. Church Street • 446-9113 www.fbmrc.org


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Computer/eleC. repair 1st

Sunset Computer Works 2527 Sunset Ave • 210-9335

ConvenienCe store 2nd

Sunset computer Works offers repairs for everything electronic. www. sunsetcomputerworks.com

2nd

Cool Geeks

209 NE Main St. • 212-1551 www.coolgeeksnc.com

3rd

L&L Food Stores 15 locations in Rocky Mount

3rd

Day Care

PC Joe’s Computer Serv.

600 N. Grace St • 442-1494

Consignment shop 1st

All Smiles Child Care teacher Tammy Johnson entertains a group of two-year-olds and infants with a bubble wand at the day care.

Jody’s of Nashville

235 W. Washington St., Nashville • 459-2083

Jody’s offers new and gently used clothing, accessories and gift items. They offer on-site monogramming.

2

nd

Yours & Mine Consignment

3

rd

3006 Sunset Ave. • 985-0002

ConvenienCe store 1st

Telegram PHOTO

Classy Attic

1550 Benvenue Road 977-3040

Sheetz

3 locations in Rocky Mount

Above all else, Sheetz is about providing kicked-up convenience while being more than just a convenience store. www.sheetz.com

Wilco Hess

5 locations in Rocky Mount. www.wilcousa.com

1st

All Smiles Child Care 1028 N. Winstead Ave. • 443-6556

All Smiles Child Care, Inc. was established in 1998 by owner Patricia Whitaker. Where their motto is “Doing what’s best for the children.”

Stonepark Child 2nd Care Centers

Four area locations www.stoneparkchildcare.com

3rd

A New Day Child Care

105 Clinton Court • 937-6390 www.anewdaychildcare.org


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Day Spa

Dry Cleaner

The Garden Day Spa & Salon provides you with a serene place to get away that’s still close to home

Superior 2nd Dry Cleaners

1604 S. Winstead Ave. • 451-0422 www.1604dayspasalon.com

1st The Garden Day Spa 3660 Sunset Avenue • 451-9451

Garden Day Spa offers spa and salon services in beautiful and peaceful surroundings. www.thegardenspa.net

2nd

1604 Day Spa & Salon

1604 S. Winstead Ave. • 451-0422 www.1604dayspasalon.com

3rd

Dry Cleaner 1st

Clean Clean Dry Cleaners Six locations in Rocky Mount • 443-4700

Serving you from six locations for all your dry cleaning needs.

1235 Cobb Corners • 212-1900

Express Employment Professionals 841 S. Wesleyan Blvd. • 443-1199

Express has been offering staffing services for 30 years with 600 locations across the United States. www.expresspros.com

2nd

Head II Toe Salon & Spa

856 Country Club Road 937-6229

$2.75 Cleaners

employment ServiCe

TElEgram PHOTO

1st

3rd

Manpower

600 Tiffany Blvd. • 977-3722 www.manpower.com

The Action Group 3rd 134 Roundabout Ct. • 446-2000 www.theactiongrouphr.com

Floor Covering 1st

Express Floors

266-1700 • www.xpressfloors.com

Family-owned for 8 years, Express Floors offers installation, repairs and cleaning for residential and commercial properties.

Dennis Hometown 2nd Hardwood Floors 3rd Flooring Center 4545 Joyner Road, Elm City 314-0080

2730 N. Wesleyan Blvd. • 977-9500 www.hometownflooringcenter.com

Thank you for voting us

First Place

SUCCESS BUILT ON RELATIONSHIPS

2311 Sunset Ave 252-443-4148

To see Rocky Mount’s complete inventory of residential, commercial lots, land, farms & also rentals - visit www.rmthomes.com “enter MLS# in search box on top right side of screen”

We would like to say thank you to everyone who took the time to vote us The Best Real Estate Company in the Twin Counties!

2013 Readers’ Choice

Best Florist

Smith Florist

Thanks for voting us:

Serving Rocky Mount With Over 38 Years Experience

1 Best ApArtment Community! #

Flowers For All Occasions: • Funeral Arrangements • Silk Florals & House Plants • Weddings (Silk & Fresh) • Balloons • Sunday Funeral Deliveries Available

1906 Sunset Avenue • Rocky Mount 252-442-2024 • www.smithflorist.com M-F 8-5 • Sat. 8-2 House Accounts Available | Gift Certificates Available

237 S. Winstead Ave. Rocky Mount

443-6114

www.tauvalley.com


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1st Place Day Care M

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ALL SMILES ChILd CArE, InC.

Special thanks to our loyal customers and friends for supporting us as we celebrate our

27th Anniversary in 2013!

1046 n. Winstead Avenue rocky Mount, nC 27804

Thank you for voting Glenn Bottoms, First Place - Best Auto Mechanic in the 2013 Readers’ Choice Survey Contest and also voting Bottoms Tire & Automotive Center as one of your favorite places to buy new tires!

252-443-6556 “Doing What’s Best For The Children”

Also Offering Before/After School Care and Summer Camp

• Specializing in Foreign and Domestic Repairs • Drivetrain Installation and Replacement • Four Wheel Alignments • Oil Changes & More

• Towing Service Available Call 252-813-9004

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Thanks for voting us #1 Day Care! serving ages 0-School age. After School Care. We offer breakfast, lunch, snacks & M M MM MM MM

#1

Best Auto Mechanic

A Towing Service Winner

Bottoms Tire and Automotive Center, Inc. 151 May Drive, Rocky Mount, NC

252-446-9466

Open Monday - Friday 8am-5pm


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FitneSS Center Rocky Mount Parks Maintenance Supervisor Jacob Parker performs double bicep cable curls while working out at Planet Fitness. Telegram PHOTO

1st

Planet Fitness

1281 Cobb Corners Dr • 442-5600

Planet Fitness prides itself in being a low-cost, safe place where anyone can go and be comfortable with no judgment. www. planetfitness.com

2nd

YMCA

1000 Independence Dr. • 972-9622 www.harrisonfamilyy.org

Flower Shop 1st

Smith Florist

1906 Sunset Avenue • 442-2024

Smith’s offers fresh and silk floral arrangements for all needs. They deliver to neighboring communities. www.smithflorist.com

Drummonds 2nd Florist & Gifts

3689 Dortches Blvd. 442-6110 www.drummondsflorist.com

3rd

Flowers & Gifts 3026 Sunset Avenue 443-2106 www.flowersjb.com

Funeral home Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home of Rocky Mount is ready to serve your and your families needs. Telegram PHOTO

1st

Wheeler & Woodlief Funeral Home

1130 N. Winstead Avenue • 451-8800

For several generations, Wheeler & Woodlief has provided healing experiences with quality, sincerity, integrity and trust. www.wheelerwoodlief.com

Cornerstone 2nd Funeral Home & Cremations

1052 S. First St. • 459-0001

HD Pope 3rd Funeral Home

With 2 locations to serve you in Rocky Mount & Roanoke Rapids www.hdpopefuneralhome.com


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Furniture Company

Thank you for your votes!

Yours and Mine Consignment Boutique

Savvy Shopping at its Best! • Ladies Clothing • Plus Size Ladies Clothing • Maternity Clothing • Children’s Clothes & Items

• Art Work • Knick Knacks • Household Items • Lots of Misc. Items • Books • Shoes

3006 Sunset Ave.

Englewood Square Shopping Ctr.

252-985-0002

Open Tues.-Fri. 10AM-5PM, Sat. 10AM-3PM Closed Sun. & Mon.

Thank you to all our friends and colleagues for selecting us as “BEST HOME BUILDER” for the 3rd year! At the David Smith Group, we welcome the opportunity to assist you with all of your construction needs. Whether you are building a custom home, planning a remodel or an addition to your existing home contact us today for your FREE initial consultation to help you find the best way to achieve your residential or commercial needs.

DaviD Smith Group “Making Exquisite Quality Affordable”

252-443-0277 www.thedavidsmithgroup.com 725 Shearin Andrew Road Rocky Mount, NC 27804

1st

Hardee’s Furniture Warehouse 4603 Hwy. 301 S. • 977-2325

Since 1981, Hardee’s Furniture has offered quality furniture at affordable prices from a variety of manufacturers. www.hardeesfurniture.com

Bulluck Furniture

2nd

3rd

124 S. Church St • 446-1138 www.bulluckfurniture.com

Davis Furniture

163 Southeast Main St 252-446-0163

GiFt Shop/aCCeSSorieS 1st

Amy’s Hallmark Abundantly More 3623 Sunset Ave. • 443-2203

Since 1992, Amy’s has created a fun shopping experience where customers are treated as part of the family. There are 3 locations in Rocky Mount, Washington and Roanoke Rapids. www.hallmark.com

2nd

Bailey’s Fine Jewelry

117 S. Winstead Avenue 443-7676 www.baileybox.com

3rd

Bullucks Furniture Kenilworth

124 S. Church Street 446-1138 www.bulluckfurniture.com

GolF CourSe 1st

Benvenue Country Club 100 Southern Blvd. • 443-3926

Since 1922, BCC has offered golf, tennis, swimming, fine dining and a beautiful clubhouse with banquet facilities.

2nd

Northgreen Golf Club

900 Northgreen Lane • 446-7224 www.northgreengolf.net

Birchwood 3rd Country Club

901 Birchwood Drive, Nashville 459-3910 • www.birchwoodcc.net

Gun Shop

1st

Shooters Indoor Sports 141 N. Business Ct. • 977-9878

Opening in 1998, Shooters offers a wide selection of hunting, archery, shooting and outdoor needs. They feature indoor shooting and archery ranges.

Carolina 2nd Jewelry Pawn & Gun

2527 Sunset Ave. • 443-1668 www.carolinajewelry pawnandgun.com

3rd

American Jewelry & Pawn

4510 Sunset Ave. • 937-4482 www.americanjewelry andpawn.com


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Hearing aid Center

Hair Salon 1st

Backstage Hair Salon 2451 Hurt Drive • 442-3560

Ready to transform your hair with phenomenal cuts, color, and styles. Call to book your appointment today!

Great Clips

2

nd

1241 Cobb Corners Dr. 937-5000 www.greatclips.com

The Garden 3 Day Spa & Salon rd

3660 Sunset Ave. • 451-9451 www.thegardenspa.net

Hearing aid Center

Peggy Lyon, left, with Avada Hearing Care Centers, chats with June Shearin during the Senior Day Health Fair at Braswell Memorial Library. Telegram PHOTO

1st

Avada Audiology 3132 Sunset Ave • 443-6136

Avada offers a comprehensive hearing evaluation to find an affordable, customized solution for your hearing needs. www.avada.com

Beltone Hearing Aid Center

2nd

3250 Zebulon Rd. • 443-9955 www.beltone.com

3rd

Miracle-Ear

3663 Sunset Ave 252-388-8531 www.miracle-ear-rockymount.com

Home HealtH agenCy 1st

Home Health Care Supplies 2487 Hurt Drive • 937-7006

Offering a full line of medical equipment and supplies since 1976. The business was destroyed in 1999 after Hurricane Floyd but was rebuilt bigger and better than ever. www.ENCHomeHealth.com

Community Home 2nd Care & Hospice

3124 Zebulon Rd • 442-4918 www.communityhch.com

3rd

Action Health Staffing

531 Tarrytown Ctr. • 451-1131 www.actionhealthstaffing.net

Home maintenanCe

1st

Metro Maintenance 1175 Jeffreys Road • 977-2730

Metro Maintenance offers complete HVAC, plumbing and electrical services as well as general repairs. They are a one-stop-shop for all home repair needs. www.metro-maintenance.com

Hopkins 2nd Construction & Home Repair 937-8917

3rd

MGM General Contractors 2507 Buckboard Trail 443-5181

Come See Why We’re

#

1

The Very Best of Every Season!

Hours: MON- SAT 8AM-6PM


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HEATING AIR CONDITIONING PLUMBING ELECTRICAL GENERAL REPAIRS

BEST SERVICE AVAILABLE ALL WORK GUARANTEED EMERGENCY SERVICES

& CARPENTRY

Voted Best Home Maintenance by Telegram Readers in the 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards!


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Thanks Rocky Mount for voting for Dr. Barry Belton & Dr. Kevin Schrimper We offer a variety of Dental Services, and are now accepting new patients. Call Today!

Thank you Rocky Mount

for voting us your

1 #

Swimming Pool & Spa Company!

We would like to express our sincere appreciation to our customers and friends for allowing us to supply your swimming pool needs for 38 years! 1512 S. Winstead Avenue Rocky Mount, NC 27803 252-937-7878 • Fax 252-937-6086

1610 Sunset Avenue • Rocky Mount, NC 27804 (Across from City Lake)

252-446-7946

Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:30 - 5:00

www.swimworldpoolsnc.com

www.SmilesOfRockyMount.com

Hopkins Construction & Home Repair

252-937-8917

Thanks to all of our customers for making

1

Bob’s Appliance # Service

3rd Place Best Roofing Contractor! Thank You for your support and patronage! Specializing in:   • Remodeling   • Additions • Decks   • Vinyl Siding & Windows   • Metal/Shingle Roofing   • Hardwood Floor Installation

Come see us and get the “Service You Can Count On” Fully Insured! Serving Nash County for over 30 years!

1888 Sunset Avenue Rocky Mount, NC • (252) 442-7126 Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri 8:30am-5pm


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A+ Facilities

Our family here at Stonepark Childcares are very grateful for your votes and continued support over the many years we have been here to serve your families. We believe it is a privilege to be a positive part of your child’s life. We will always strive to be the very best. Your total satisfaction in our work means everything to us and to your children. Your children are very important to us and we will never take our work lightly.

Thank you Rocky Mount and the surrounding areas for supporting us for over 32 years!

Thank you for your trust in us!

We are proud that you have selected “Don’s Body Shop” as the best auto body shop in our area for the third consecutive year.

)))))

StonePark After School Gang, Inc. is now the only privately owned 5-star afterschool program in Rocky Mount. *State of NC environmental star rated licensing scale

Thank you again for allowing us to serve you through the years and most importantly for your continued support!

www.stoneparkchildcare.com

Stone Park 513 Old Mill Road

443-3218

6:30 AM-6 PM

&

After School Gang 1261 S. Winstead Ave.

Don’s Body Shop

6:30 AM-6 PM

(Across from Peddler’s Village)

443-2544

Voted A Best Day Care for over 7 years.

Hwy 301 By-Pass South Rocky Mount, NC

252-977-6021 24-Hour Wrecker Service Available


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Hotel/Motel 1st

BEST PLACE GIFTS & ACCESSORIES

Doubletree Hotel

651 N. Winstead Ave. • 937-6888

Offers value and comfort near I95 and Gateway Convention Centre. This location offers a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness facility. www.doubletree-1hilton.com

Hampton Inn

2nd

530 N. Winstead Avenue 937-6333 www.hamptoninn.com

3rd

Holiday Inn

200 Enterprise Drive 252-937-7100 www.holidayinn.com

HVAC SerViCe 1st

Jack McManus Heating & AC 114 Forest View • 977-3735

Serving Rocky Mount and surrounding areas for over 29 years. Authorized TRANE dealer. www.trane.com

Joyner’s 2nd Heating & AC 613 Chester Street 442-9211 www.trane.com

Metro 3rd Maintenance

1175 Jeffreys Road 252-977-2730 www.rockymountheatingandair.com

inSurAnCe CoMpAny 1st

State Farm

www.statefarm.com

State Farm has been providing complete insurance needs for home and business since 1922.

2nd

Nationwide Insurance

3rd

www.nationwide.com

Farm Bureau Insurance www.ncfb.org

Jewelry Store The staff at Bailey’s Fine Jewelry in Rocky Mount are ready and waiting to help you select the perfect gift for that special someone in your life. Telegram PHOTO

1st

Bailey’s Fine Jewelry

117 Winstead Avenue • 443-7676

Family owned for 60 years, Bailey’s is a full-service jeweler and source for fine gifts. They have locations in Fayetteville and Greenville and 2 locations in Raleigh. www.baileybox.com

2nd

Osborne Jewelers

3659 Sunset Avenue 252-443-1985

3rd

Wade Designs Jewelry

2927 Zebulon Rd • 451-9270 www.wadedesignsjewelry.com

Abundantly More Boutique and Amy’s Hallmark has been offering fashion accessories, apparel, jewelry, shoes, handbags, cards, gifts and so much more since 1992. We are an uplifting, fun environment where Christ is honored and customers are respected; indeed many feel they are part of our family. Shop with us and discover the difference!

Abundantly More Boutique at Amy’s Hallmark 3623 Sunset Ave. | 937-4934 | www.abundantly-more.com Open Mon.-Fri. 9:30 am-9:00 pm, Sat. 9:30 am-6:00 pm • Closed Sunday for Worship


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Kid’s Clothing 1

st

Children’s Place

1100 N. Wesleyan Blvd. • 442-6636

With locations throughout the United States, they offer children’s merchandise for ages newborn through 10 years old. They offer current fashion at reasonable prices. www.childrensplace.com

2

nd

Belk

1100 N. Wesleyan Blvd. 977-2355 • www.belk.com

3

rd

125 S. Winstead Avenue 937-4692

Thompson’s Lawn Service 810 Carter Street • 446-5762

Family owned since 1960, Thompson Nursery is a full service landscaping and lawn service. Professionalism, quality and integrity is the backbone of their business. www.thompsonnurseryinc.com

Cockrell’s 2nd Tree Service

3rd

1109 W. Battleboro Ave • 977-7593

Hall’s Tree Service

143 N. Washington St • 985-4631

Men’s Clothing

1st

Belk

1100 N. Wesleyan Blvd. • 977-2355

Where Southern hospitatlity meets new Southern sensibility since 1888. Belk’s gives generously into their communities for women’s health, education and community strengthening. www.belk.com

Thank You For Voting Us No. 1! We appreciate your business & continued support!

Replacements Trane Factor y Trained State Lic #17191

977-3735

451-091 • www.josabank.com

Mobile hoMe sales 1st

Clayton Homes

2120 N. Wesleyan Blvd. • 446-5401

Affordable home ownership of quality modular and manufactured homes since 1934. www.claytonhomesofrockymount.com

Franks Home Place

2nd

3rd

901 E. Washington St. • 459-7132 www.frankshomeplace.com

Fisher Housing Company 1390 N. Wesleyan Blvd. 252-443-9520

MotorCyCle dealer 1st

Harley Davidson

928 N. Wesleyan Blvd. • 446-7292

Rocky Mount Harley Davidsons success is based on customer satisfaction, innovative marketing, charitable giving, employee development and growth. www.rockymounthd.com

Twin County 2nd Motorsports

2800 N. Wesleyan Blvd. • 977-2191 www.twincountymotorsports.com

1st

Two Wheel 3rd Accessories

1727 N. Wesleyan Blvd. • 977-9000 www.twowheelaccessoriesnc.com

Shell Lube & Auto Spa 2810 Sunset Avenue • 451-0600

Shell Rapid Lube and Auto Spa offers the ultimate in customer service for your car, including oil change, full service car wash.

HEATING & AIR CONDITIONING

Sales-Ser vice

3669 Sunset Ave. • 937-7966

A. Bank 3rd 129Jos. S. Winstead Avenue

oil Change

JACK MCMANUS

“Over 30 Years Experience” Residential Specialists Ser vice on ALL MAKES AND MODELS

Love’s of 2nd Rocky Mount

Red Caboose

lawn/tree serviCe

1st

Men’s Clothing

Thanks Rocky Mount for voting us One of The Best! Please call us for all your staffing needs. 252-977-3722

Pridgen Tire 2nd & Auto Center

3521 Sunset Ave. • 937-8473 www.pridgentire.com

3rd

Colony Tire

1459 N. Wesleyan Blvd. 977-7444 232 W. Thomas St. • 977-2045 www.colonlytire.com

COASTAL WRECKER SERVICE, INC. “Thanks For Voting Us #1 This Year!”

BRENDA MOTT Owner 631 Fenner Road PO Box 7945 Rocky Mount, NC 27804

252-977-1025 WATS 1-800-849-1025

Air Cushions • Days or Nights Light & Heavy Duty Wreckers Lo-Bed Trailer • Crane Service Wheel Lift • Trailer Dollys Lighting System • Local & Long Distance In Memory of EJ Tucker


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Optical StOre 1st

Eye Care Center

3044 Sunset Avenue • 443-7011 819 Tiffany Blvd. • 972-2020

Eye Care Center offers complete eye exams and follow up with skilled optometrists. They have stylish frames for glasses as well as contacts for the whole family. www.eyecarecenter.com

Watson Eye Associates

2nd

400 Nash Medical Arts • 443-1006 117 Foy Drive • 443-1006 143 N. Washington St. • 443-1006 www.watsoneye.com

3rd

JC Penney Optical

1

Jake LaBar & Son Exterminating 115 Forest Hill Ave. • 443-0650

We are a locally owned and operated since we started in 1986. Our goal is to provide honest, quality service at a reasonable price to our customers. We serve the Nash, Edgecombe and Wilson counties in eastern North Carolina.

2nd

Providence

450 N. Winstead Ave 443-9477 www.providencebanknc.com

1st

3rd

Sunset Park

River Drive, Rocky Mount

Spanning 25 acres, Sunset Park is the largest park in Rocky Mount. It features a mini train, merry-go-round, concession stands, lighted basketball and tennis courts and little league fields. Many picnic sites are available for public use.. www.rockymountnc.gov/parks/

2nd

City Lake

3rd

Englewood Park

pet GrOOmer

1100 N. Wesleyan Blvd. • 972-0707 www.jcpenneyoptical.com

Overall emplOyer st

park

1st

PetsMart

462 Jeffrey’s Road • 451-5200

One-stop shopping for everything pets. Academy trained groomers are on staff for dogs and cats. They offer a “Look Great Guarantee” to ensure customer satisfaction. www.petsmart.com

2nd

Pet’s Best Friend

3240 Zebulon Raod 937-7205 www.petsbestfriendinc.com

3rd

PetCo

1100 N. Wesleyan Blvd. 442-1317 www.petco.com

Hospira

Hwy 301 N. 977-5111 www.hospira.com

The Difference Is

Clear

Thank you to all of our voters for ranking us as one of the best optical stores in the area.

Thank You Rocky Mount For Voting Elizabeth Michaels

2nd

Best Bridal Store

3rd

Best Tuxedo Rental

Call Us Today To Schedule Your Discounted Eye Exam.

Dr. Bill Stroud

252-972-0707 Located in Golden East Crossing Mall

653 Tiffany Blvd | Shoppes At Tiffany 252-937-7324 Tuesday - Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Saturday - 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Monday by appointment only.


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Plant nursery

Thank You for Your Votes BEST PLACE FOR TIRES A BEST PLACE FOR OIL CHANGE

Lee Allen, co-owner of Allen’s Nursery, waters petunias at the business. Telegram PHOTO

1st

Allens Nursery

2817 S. Halifax Rd • 937-2302

With over 15 acres Allen’s Nursery is sure to have what you need. Serving your lawn, flower & garden needs for over 30 years. www. allensnursery.com

“More Than Just a Tire Store” Pridgen Tire is your local family owned and operated shop. Jeff and Steve, the owners, are the 4th generation of Pridgens to work on the local motoring publics’ automobiles. Our Great Grandfather started the business when he stopped shoeing horses and started shoeing cars. We try to apply the Boy Scout oath and law into how we operate our business; always helping people and getting the job done right the first time. We will sell whatever tires we can get our hands on, but we do endorse the Michelin® and BFGoodrich® family brands. When you purchase tires from us, we will rotate and inflate them for free to extend the life of your tires.

Harper’s Nursery

2nd

2145 Oak Level Road 252-459-2189

3rd

Patios in Bloom

3803 Dortches Blvd. • 454-0101 www.patiosinbloom.com

Pool/sPa ComPany 1st

Swimworld Pool & Spa 1610 Sunset Avenue • 446-7946

Offers above and in-ground pools, spas, repairs and maintenance since 1976. www.swimworldpoolsnc.com

Aqua-Clear 2nd Pools & Spas

4570 Sunset Avenue • 443-3866 www.123fun.com

3rd

Crystal Clear Pools

1081 N. Winstead Ave. • 443-2899 www.crystalclearpoolsllc.com

real estate ComPany

Pridgen Tire is a full automotive repair shop and can handle most general repairs that you need. Our services are honored nationwide through NAPA’s nationwide limited warranty. Most services are covered 24 months or 24,000 miles.

Eric Brewer, left, and his wife Flora, center, talk with Boone, Hill, Allen & Ricks Realtor Annette Allen while touring a home in Rocky Mount.

We have the Right Tire, the Right Services for thousands of satisfied customers!

Telegram PHOTO

1st

Boone Hill Allen & Ricks 2311 Sunset Avenue • 443-4148

Provides knowledge and experience to guide you through every aspect of buying or selling your home. www.boonehillallenricks. com

3521 Sunset Ave. | 937-8473 | www.pridgentire.com Pridgen Tire Proudly Salutes The U.S. Troops

Century 21 2nd The Combs Co.

3051 Sunset Ave. • 937-2121 www.century21.com

3rd

Sandra Russ Real Estate

3120-B Zebulon Rd. • 937-3052 www.sandraruss.com


September 22, 2013

Excellence

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EXPERIENCE


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roofing ContraCtor 1st

Sewing/fabriC Store

B&M Roofing Contractors 2841 N. Church St. • 442-5300

Family owned for over 15 years, B&M’s goal is finding the best product to suit the customer’s needs and budget. www.bmroofingcontractors.com

2nd

Wayne’s Roofing & Gutter 132 Dalewood Drive 442-2636

Hopkins 3rd Construction & Home Repair 252-937-8917

Shoe Store 1st

Shoe Carnival

1452 Jeffrey’s Road • 451-4952

Offering a huge selection of name brand shoes and accessories at value pricing. Shoe Carnival feels that a rich culture of diversity is the cornerstone of their business success. www.shoecarnival.com

2nd

Belk

1100 N. Wesleyan Blvd. 977-2355 www.belk.com

Rebecca Steed, right, looks at a wooden dice box while shopping at Hobby Lobby with her husband Patrick Steed.

3

rd

Shoe Show

1826 Sunset Ave 446-8046 1100 N. Wesleyan Blvd. • 446-9978 www.shoedept.com

Hopkins Construction & Home Repair

252-937-8917 2nd Place Best Home Maintenance Service! Thank You for your support and patronage! Specializing in:   • Remodeling   • Additions • Decks   • Vinyl Siding & Windows   • Metal/Shingle Roofing   • Hardwood Floor Installation

Fully Insured! Serving Nash County for over 30 years!

Telegram PHOTO

1st

Hobby Lobby

760 Sutters Creek Blvd. • 443-7085

With 557 stores since 1970, Hobby Lobby is the leader in all things arts and crafts. They base their success on doing business based on Christian values. www.hobbylobby.com

2nd

JoAnn Fabric & Craft

572 Sutters Creek Blvd. 972-0023 www.joann.com

3rd

Terri’s Fashion Fabrics 1260 S. Wesleyan Blvd 985-1964 www.terrisfabrics.com


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September 22, 2013

Tanning Salon 1st

Tire STore

Planet Fitness

1281 Cobb Corners Drive • 442-5600

Planet Fitness is ready to help you transform yourself from head to toe. Don’t forget to keep that golden glow all year round. www. planetfitness.com

Sun-Kissed

2nd

905 S. Wesleyan Blvd. 977-7219

3rd

977-7444 • www.colonytire.com

3470 Sunset Avenue 252-443-9759

Pridgen Tire & Auto Center 3521 Sunset Avenue • 937-8473

Serving Rocky Mount for all you tire needs. Stop by today. www.pridgentire.com

Thank You For Voting Tommy Waters and Englewood Barbershop 1st Place Best Barber and Barbershop! EnglEwood BarBErshop 1135 Jeffreys Road, Rocky Mount, NC 27804

252-442-8902

1st

Thank you to everyone for voting us #1 Again! We appreciate your support. Call Paul J. Gaskins, DDS

Family Dentistry • 252-443-7575

1826 Sunset Ave • 446-8046 1100 N. Wesleyan Blvd. • 446-9978 www.shoedept.com

Love’s Gentlemen’s Clothiers 3669 Sunset Ave. • 937-7966

Love’s Gentlemen’s Clothiers is ready to help you make heads turn at your next formal affair.

Belk 2nd 1100 N. Wesleyan Blvd.

Elizabeth Michaels

3rd

Lady Elegant Hair

977-2355 www.belk.com

Dr. Irene Mitchell-Hines Dr. Benita Johnson Operator

653 Tiffany Blvd. 937-7324

Professional Unisex Stylist Walk-Ins Welcome

Designers

Hair & Scalp Treatment - Barber Styling - Weaving - Curls Relaxers - Cuts - Styling - Eyebrow Waxing - Eyelashes Retail Center for Cosmetics - Beauty Aids & Natural Herbs

Owner Operator

Where We Treat You Like Family!

Shoe Show

3rd

Tux renTal

Cancun Tanning

Tire STore

1st

Colony Tire 2nd 1459 N. Wesleyan Blvd

3476 Sunset Ave. • Wellongate Shopping Center Rocky Mount, NC 27804 252-937-2952

Thanks for voting for us!

BATTLE WINSLOW SCOTT & WILEY P.A.

Jacob R. Parrott III Attorney at Law

A NORTH CAROLINA LAW FIRM SINCE 1911

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Weight loss Center 1st

Women’s Clothing

Weight Watchers

Krystal Bagley, right, and her daughter Bianca Bagley look at shirts while shopping at Belk at Golden East Crossing mall..

1350 S. Winstead Avenue • 651-6000

For over 40 years, Weight Watchers has been respected and recommended by healthcare professionals worldwide. The Rocky Mount meeting is held on Thursdays at Northside Community Church at 10am, Noon and 6pm. www.weightwatchers.com

YMCA 2nd 1000 Independence Drive

3rd

972-9622 www.harrisonfamilyy.org

Curves

3040 Zebulon Road 443-3799 www.curves.com

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WreCker serviCe 1st

Coastal Wrecker Service 631 Fenner Road • 977-1025

Since 1958, Coastal Wrecker has served the Rocky Mount area. They tow all vehicles light or heavy. They offer dependable 24 hour service. They have 2 locations in Rocky Mount and Wilson.

2nd

By-Pass Wrecker Service

1721 N. Wesleyan Blvd. 977-1450

3rd

Bottoms Towing & Recovery 151 May Drive 446-9466

1st

Belk

1100 N. Wesleyan Blvd. • 977-2355

Where Southern hospitatlity meets new Southern sensibility since 1888. Belk’s gives generously into their communities for women’s health, education and community strengthening. www.belk.com

2nd

JCPenney

1100 Wesleyan Blvd 972-6800 www.jcpenney.com

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Pemberton

3rd

Talbots

153 S. Winstead Avenue 937-7237 www.talbots.com

Pemberton Inc. Would like to say Thank You!! For Voting for them in our 2013 Readers Choice

Please call us for all your Heating, Air conditioning, Plumbing and Electrical needs.

252-977-1813 277 NE Main St. Rocky Mount, NC 27801 Where we put customers first!


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