For what it’s worth, Jack Kerouac was inducted in The Twin County Hall of Fame in Rocky Mount on Nov. 15. I contacted The News & Observer and was more or less told this was not news you were interested in. What? What a sad state of affairs the newspaper has become when it doesn’t consider Jack Kerouac's induction into a North Carolina hall of fame newsworthy.
For those who know American literature, Kerouac’s portrait will hang in the Rocky Mount railroad station along with Thelonious Monk’s, the jazz genius who was born on Green Street in Rocky Mount, and dozens of other fine citizens of Nash and Edgecombe counties.
John J. Dorfner