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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

“Rocky Mount Mills — Eastern NC’s new destination for business and pleasure, day-tripping and living.”

Mill Music Sessions

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Saturday, April 29th
Join us on the Lawn at Rocky Mount Mills for an evening of music and fun! Bring your lawn chair, blanket, family and friends.

Concerts are free, open to the pubic and fun for all ages!

Check out Hiss Golden Messenger’s performance on David Letterman!

For more information visit Hiss Golden Messenger’s event page here.

Mill Music Session-Hiss Golden Messenger Facebook Event

Rocky Mount Mills’ Run Club

  • HOST : TBC West: Taproom & Tacos
  • TIME : We will run at 6:15
  • ROUTE: (Battle Park)
    • 5 Miles
    • 4 Miles
    • 2.3 Miles: Use 4M route but turn around at Battle Park boat ramp.
    • Arrive by 6:05 pm if possible
    • Weather looks good so we will assemble on the deck
    • Sign Mill Run Club waiver (if you are new)
    • Receive your Mill Run Club loyalty card (if you are new)
    • After the run visit TBC West to have your loyalty card stamped
A post run purchase at TBC West is optional, but encouraged to support our host. They have select sodas in addition to craft beer, and tacos.

Interested in joining? Visit the Rocky Mount Mills Run Club Facebook page for more information.

Sunday Supper…at The Mills

Come together with friends across the community for a Southern Supper and Homemade Dessert Auction while benefiting United Way Tar River Region.

The Sunday Supper meal will be provided by Lou Reda’s and Tap @ 1918 with live entertainment by Luther Barnes and the Martin County Ramblers (Spinners @ the Mills).  There will be activities for the whole family to enjoy!

For more information or to register, click here.


Rocky Mount Mills was highlighted in Urban Land Institute’s article, Three Cities Tapping into the U.S. Brewery Boom  about the power of craft breweries for community development. Sebastian Wolfrum, Executive Brewmaster, shares the work going on at Rocky Mount Mills, helping to build momentum in the craft beer industry.

It’s probably common knowledge that humans and animals can get some of the same diseases.  Throughout the year, we will focus on different diseases.  Our first one is a complex metabolic disorder known as Diabetes Mellitus (DM).

Diabetes affects both dogs and cats.  It usually occurs later in life: dogs 7-9 years with females affected twice as often; cats 9-11 years with neutered male more at risk.  Juvenile DM is uncommon.  Obesity, chronic pancreatitis, and Cushing’s Disease can increase the risk of developing DM.  Roughly 99% of dogs require insulin injection throughout the remainder of their lives.  Cats are unique in that 50-70% require insulin therapy with the remainder responding to a specific diet and weight management program.  Some cats may even normalize within weeks to months after diet change and weight management.

The most common signs are weight loss while having increased hunger, thirst, and urination.  As the disorder progresses, pets can become very sick since multiple organs and body systems are affected.  Dogs can develop cataracts even during treatment while cats can develop weak rear legs and lose ability to jump.  Diagnosing DM can be fairly easy but managing the disorder can be very challenging.

We will continue next week with more details on insulin therapy and possible complications.

Dr. Michael Hicks
Hicks Animal Clinic

The Mills is partnering with Schoolkids Records and WUNC to book the debut lineup. Dubbed the SchoolKids Records presents the WUNC Mill Music Sessions offers something for everyone.

The concert experience will be open to the public and family friendly. Concerts will take place on the Mills’ scenic lawn — the better to enjoy the campus and historic sights.

Bring a lawn chair, pick up dinner from
one of the restaurants on campus or bring a picnic and join us for an evening of music and fun.

Full Line-up
  • April 29 – Hiss Golden Messenger
  • May 18 – Southern Culture on the Skids
  • June 16 – Chatham County Line
  • July 14 – Drivin’ N’ Cryin’
  • August 11 – Dom Flemons
  • September 8 – Surprise Finale!

What’s Happening at RMMs…

Exciting things are happening this Spring and Summer at Rocky Mount Mills. The opening of restaurants, a bottle shop, beer garden, incubators, music and more are coming soon! Keep up to date with upcoming events here!