Monthly Archives: April 2018

Writing A New Chapter

Story and Photos by Meredith Bernard When Peter Berry pulled down the dirt drive of his long-lost friend Chris Rebman’s Hyco Lake home on a cool March afternoon in 2012, he knew who he was looking for, but could never have foreseen all he was about to find. The last time the two college friends had seen each other was ...

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Hello Dolley – Where was she born?

Story by Norwood Walker Whether you call her Dolley, Dolly, Dorothea, or Dorothy, whether you believe she was born at Paine’s Tavern, Payne’s Tavern, or New Garden, Dolley Payne Todd Madison has been part of the lore of Person County for many years.  In the past there was a Dolly Madison Theater on Main Street, Dolly Street (in two locations), ...

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Farm to Table Recipe – Heirloom

Grilled NC Shrimp and Rapini Salad with Local Buttermilk and Sesame Dressing This is a great light salad to enjoy on these warmer spring days while also using some hearty vegetables left from late winter, any local farmer can point you in the right direction. Also, if you do not have a favorite fishmonger, go see Debbie at Farm to ...

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From the Netherlands to NC

Story and photos by Sara Coates - Roxboro Community School Seventeen-year-old Marie-Claire Evers transformed her life last fall as she traded her home in Almere, a city in the Netherlands, for a 10-month experience in Person County, where she is completing her senior year at Roxboro Community School (RCS). Evers has ties to Roxboro, through her mother, who lived here ...

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Fish Story – Kayak Tournament

Story by Peter Berry Photographs by Chris Berry You don’t have to live at the lake or own an expensive bass boat with a 225-horsepower outboard to enjoy fishing. Folks come to Hyco Lake and Mayo Lake to fish from the banks and in all kinds of boats nearly every day of the year. And then there are those that ...

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Cutting the Ribbon on New Ties

Story and photographs by Meredith Bernard Small towns have a way of coming through in big ways for their people, and the communities of Hyco Lake and Roxboro, NC are no exception.  When Bobby and Candace Smith bought Hyco Lake Marina in April of 2017, they knew they wanted to be a hub where lake goers could find not only ...

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The Value of a Community College

Story by Michael Chaney After graduating from Piedmont Community College (PCC), I transferred to Campbell University located in Buies Creek, NC. There I completed a B.S. degree in Homeland Security with double concentrations in Terrorism and Intelligence and a minor in Criminal Justice Administration. Upon graduation, I began law school at Campbell Law in Raleigh, NC, where I am currently ...

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