The main street of Jackson is Jefferson Street aka U.S. 158 the main route East of I-95 to the Outer Banks Altantic beach resorts. Still, you couldn't listen to only one song on your car CD player before you passed through. There isn't a hotel/motel and no restaurant to get a meal after 2:00 PM M-F and 1:00 PM Saturday and not at all on Sunday. All in all I'd say the architecture hasn't past the 1940s and many homes predate the Civil War and a few of these are grandiose. Many trees are over 5 stories high. It was primarily trees and roofs that were damaged here, but within 100 miles more Easterly the damage was extensive. Too, Irene struck heavily on 10th Street in Roanoke Rapids NC 17 miles West of me. Many Crepe Myrtle trees border the main street and presently these are strung with Christmas lights. What gets to me is the friendliest of the population. Drivers passing our front porch wave. Yes, I sit on the porch often and play ... but I'm sure no one would want to listen to me practice or rehearse.