There's something undeniably appealing about a beautiful waterfront, and these 25 piers, promenades and boardwalks represent some of the country's most picturesque waterfront. Pictured here is the Fort Myers Pier in southwest Florida.
Earle Hyman (born October Rocky Mount, North Carolina is an American stage, television, and film actor. Hyman is known for his recurring role on ThunderCats as the voice of Panthro and later on The Cosby Show as Cliff's father, Russell Huxtable.
Thelonious Sphere Monk (1917, Rocky Mount, NC-1982) was an American jazz pianist and composer, considered one of the giants of American music. Monk had a unique improvisational style and made numerous contributions to the standard jazz repertoire. His compositions and improvisations feature dissonances and angular melodic twists, and are consistent with Monk's unorthodox approach to the piano, which combined a highly percussive attack with abrupt, dramatic use of silences and hesitations.