Monthly Archives: June 2019

Meet the Mayor – Merilyn Newell

Mayor Merilyn Newell is Proud of How Far Roxboro Has Come By Olivia Townsend, RCS Freshman Photo by Pamela Rodgers “I believe that the true jewels of Roxboro are the people and the way this community connects together” Mayor Merilyn Newell proudly says of the city she has led since 2011. Mayor Newell’s love of Roxboro comes from her childhood. ...

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Manor on Main

A Blend of Old, New, Southern, Midwestern, and Everything in Between Story by Phyliss Boatwright Photos by Mackenzie Clayton, RCS Sophomore Minnesota native Victoria O’Duffy had never been to North Carolina until 2016, when she stepped off a plane at Raleigh-Durham International Airport to move into what is now the Manor on Main Bed and Breakfast on Roxboro’s Main Street. ...

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Virginia Cantaloupe Festival

South Boston, VA By Candace Baskervill July 26, 2019 at Berry Hill Resort & Conference Center Growing up in a family proud of their home grown, prize winning fruits and vegetables, I know that there are certain things to be said about good soil. Every good tradition, like every good fruit or vegetable starts with hearty, rich soil, strong roots, ...

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Sunny View Inn

By John Theo Jr. Built in 1894 by Rufus Owen, Sunny View was a privately-owned residential estate for almost a century. In 1982 it became the Patrick Henry Boys Home, but in recent years the non-profit group consolidated their properties and Sunny View once again became available. Enter Sharon and Jimmy Wilborn, local residents and realtor extraordinaire who came in ...

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Why I Love Coming Home to Hyco

By Claire Poindexter Diving for clams at the bottom of the lake with my brother, cookouts with family, my dad teaching me how to wakeboard and drive a boat, these are just a few of the reasons why Hyco Lake holds a special place in my heart. Throughout the years, the reasons I appreciate Hyco Lake have changed. Even so, ...

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Red Drum at Hyco Lake: Discontinued

Our first story on this topic was titled "Red Drum at Hyco Lake: Update", published in the Summer 2018 issue of Hyco Lake Magazine. While the Commission is disappointed that a Red Drum fishery is not feasible in Hyco Lake, that is not the end of the story!!!! Thanks need to go out to the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission ...

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Outdoor Living Decisions – Retaining Walls

Retaining Walls By Joe Wilkerson Often times as we envision our outdoor landscape our imaginations are limited by the current state of our property. We may want a patio off the back of our house, but the room isn’t available. There may be water issues washing away once pristine landscape beds, or worse – collecting against the foundation of the ...

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4Lynn’s Boutique

Success, Style, and Inspiration By Jessica Kradel, Piedmont Community College Student Change can be difficult, but it can also lead to unexpected blessings. If anyone understands this, it’s 4Lynn’s owner Sharon Kendrick, whose story is a perfect example of how a leap of faith can pay off. When I first walked into 4Lynn’s Boutique on North Madison Boulevard, I was ...

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Something’s Brewing in Downtown South Boston

Original posted on April 26, 2019 UPDATE 6/5/2019: Rain Date Set! It’s the return of the 2nd annual SoBo Brew Fest craft beer festival. The event is on tap for Saturday, May 11 from 2 – 4 p.m. at Constitution Square in historical Downtown South Boston. VIP entry is at 1 p.m. The festival will take place rain or shine. ...

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Gutters to Gardens – Water Around the Home

A Soggy Scenario By Bart Streb As I sit here on this rain-soaked Saturday my mind wanders back when I owned homes built in 1960, 1978 and 1993. Rain-filled seasons like we have had always remind me of the fear and worry I had dealing with moisture issues in those dated homes. I remember rain soaking into window frames, into ...

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