Monthly Archives: December 2017

Weekend Home

Story by Eva Miles. Photos by Jamie Harris. Peter and Karen Rourk had been searching for six months before finding their perfect home away from home on Hyco Lake in Person County.  Their waterfront property, nestled on a hill among the trees, is a charming weekend retreat.  The Rourks lead busy and fulfilling lives, with Peter serving as a Partner ...

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The Patriot’s Portrait

Story and photos by Jamie Harris The Patriot’s Portrait is nothing new. Many photographers across the country do this in some form or fashion. I too have had a desire to start a similar event in my home town. Not for me at all but for the opportunity to give back to those who greatly served and sacrificed all for ...

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Selections

It’s Never Too Late To Fulfill A Dream Story and photos by Meredith Bernard Sometimes it takes turning the page on one chapter of life to realize the promise the next chapter can bring. This was true for Beth Capps, owner of Selections Gift Shop in uptown Roxboro, when she found herself entering a new phase of life as a ...

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Local Artist… Yancey Smith

Yancey Smith: Artist in Oils and Dirt and with Brush and Shovel Story by Norwood Walker What if as a young child you were given the choice of reading a book or helping with the chores?  Young Yancey Moorefield made the choice that most any young child would make.  This choice between reading and chores helped to spur her innate ...

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Kirby Theater Mural Project Nears Completion

Story by Norwood Walker That one lonely mural on the Reams Avenue side of the outside brick wall of the Kirby in downtown Roxboro is about to find a new home.  As part of the Outdoor Art Project of Roxboro, 4 new murals are being prepared to hang on the brick façade of the Kirby facing Reams Avenue.  The Public ...

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Arboretum at Historic County Courthouse in Yanceyville

The Arboretum Tucked Away Behind the Courthouse Story by Norwood Walker Practically everybody in this area knows about the Historic County Courthouse in Yanceyville, with its striking design and stucco walls with gold trim, and if they are lucky have actually been inside to see that its beauty is not just skin deep.  This piece of architectural wonder and history ...

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Homestead Florist & Hallmark Offers Holiday Wonderland

By Phyliss Boatwright Enchanting. That is the first word that comes to mind when one walks through the welcoming doors of Homestead Florist & Hallmark Gold Crown in Roxboro. On the first day of November, the store’s halls were already decked for Christmas. So were the walls and shelves and display racks and windows and floors and, well, every inch ...

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2017 Holiday Issue

This issue includes our Holiday Gift Guide! Don’t miss out on these great local businesses to do your holiday shopping. Also learn about some organizations that can use some help to help others this holiday season.

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