Category Archives: Prisms of Light in Rocky Mount NC

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. … Continue reading

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Peter Varney – One of Rocky Mount’s Crystal Prisms

When I first met Peter Varney, the retired assistant city manager, I recall a pleasant man, dressed as neat as a pin, self-contained, with vivid blue eyes. Looking back, I’ve come to appreciate the saying, “Great oaks from little acorns … Continue reading

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“The Most Beautiful ‘Main Street’ in the Entire World”

A Pollyanna image for ‘MAIN STREET’ in the New Year This blog post and others I am writing will make more sense if you CLICK HERE TO VIEW THIS CHARMING SHORT CLIP FROM THE MOVIE – POLLYANNA  One of my … Continue reading

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