Monthly Archives: May 2019

Rooted For Life

Agriculture Grows as it Changes in Person County Story by Meredith Bernard Photos by Lisa Rogers Calvin Whitfield has always been proud of his Person County roots. Like so many others in the area, he grew up farming tobacco with his family until the industry became more mechanized and they opted out. After leaving for college and then a twenty-five-year ...

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In the Kitchen with Chef Rickey

Conversation with Chef Steve By Rickey Esto When we think of food, usually we are thinking about nutrition, or something to satisfy our hunger. Food is much more than that, food is an experience! Since the beginning of time food has been a way for people to gather, enjoy conversation, engage in thoughts and ideas, and provide a wonderful outlet ...

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My 1958 Barbour Wood Boat

By Donald F. Oakley Herbert W. Barbour opened Barbour Boat Works on New Bern Trent River in 1933. His company made U.S. Rescue Boats. By 1943, Barbour employed over 1200 people. By 1945, Barbour Boat Works was making Coast Guard Tug Boats and Ferries for the State Department of Transportation. Next came the glamorous mahogany wood pleasure recreational Barbour Boat ...

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Hyco Hangout

Family Gathering Spot and Vacation Rental By Phyliss Boatwright For locals, Hyco Lake is many things. A place of memories, a place to live, to play, to take the boat or kayak out on a Saturday or Sunday, or a place to visit friends and family who live there. For some, it is a place of income. For everyone, it ...

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Person County Quilt Trail

The Person County QUILT TRAIL began as an idea in 2015. With grant funding from the N.C. Dept. of Commerce and management by the Piedmont Conservation Council, the trail has become a reality. The ultimate goal is for a continuous Quilt Trail that travels throughout the NC Piedmont. Presently the counties participating are Person, Randolph, and Rockingham. The painted quilt ...

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There Is Something to Come Back For

Distinguished Young Women The Story Continues By Norwood Walker (Click here to read first story in this series: Junior Miss to Distinguished Young Women) Thomas Wolfe is credited with the quote “You can’t go home again.” Many young people, male and female’ have taken that quote to heart over the years and never fully returned to the area of their ...

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