Adrienne Copland, President of Preservation Rocky Mount, Calls The New Board To Order 2/9/21

When you read about the new agenda and the upgraded version of PRM, I hope you will pay a single membership of $20.00 and add your voice to the year's agenda, announced this evening by the new president. The presence of PRM in the community, their leadership, and commitment to the Preservation of Rocky Mount's … Continue reading Adrienne Copland, President of Preservation Rocky Mount, Calls The New Board To Order 2/9/21

The Shop on the Corner – Virginia’s – THE KRESS BUILDING

"Playing dress-up begins at age five and never truly ends." —Kate Spade Virginia Dunn Dasher, the original owner of Virginia's Dress Shop could not have imagined that all these years later her daughter, Ginny Dasher Dunn, would still be holding down the corner selling beautiful clothes. The shop moved to 164 SW Main Street in … Continue reading The Shop on the Corner – Virginia’s – THE KRESS BUILDING

Another Prism of Light in Rocky Mount – Steve Felton

I spent time with Steve Felton this week. Among many things, he is a Financial Advisor and Franchise Owner of Carolina Capital Advisors, - Ameriprise Financial. He started his business at age 24 in 1985. I knew of him through his paintings of Rocky Mount architecture, although his artwork encompasses many subjects. See his website: sfeltondesigns.com … Continue reading Another Prism of Light in Rocky Mount – Steve Felton

Partnering with Stepheny – February 13th – 6:00PM – Station Square

YOU ARE INVITED Preservation of our architectural assets needs a critical mass of people who are interested in having a voice in the matter. As a board member of Preservation Rocky Mount,  I’m heading up a new Advocacy committee. I know many of you who read this blog have a great interest in the continuing … Continue reading Partnering with Stepheny – February 13th – 6:00PM – Station Square

Where Are We Today? Grab Your Coat and Get Your Hat – Take My Hand

I grew up listening to Paul Harvey and the rest of the story on WGN radio. The program was followed by Orion Samuelson, who was the “Voice of American Agriculture.” Corn was up soybeans down. Iowa farmer  (somebody) lost his crop or a cow was struck by lightning.   I understood next to nothing about the … Continue reading Where Are We Today? Grab Your Coat and Get Your Hat – Take My Hand

Samuel Sanders Toler – Contractor and Builder – The Setting of the Toler Years – Part 1

Samuel Sanders Toler became one of Rocky Mount's most substantial and highly esteemed citizens, a contractor and builder with a wide and well-established reputation. He moved to Rocky Mount in 1902 when he was 35 years old and began his construction career. He was employed by D. J Rose, the city’s most established contractor (and still so … Continue reading Samuel Sanders Toler – Contractor and Builder – The Setting of the Toler Years – Part 1