Monthly Archives: September 2019

Local Celebrity Shares the Secrets of a Long Broadcasting Career

Out & About with Chef Rickey By Rickey Esto UPDATE - 10/2019 Nick Long interviewed the Editor of Hyco Lake Magazine and Chef Rickey. This originally aired on WHLF 95.3 during the morning drive on Wednesday, October 9, 2019! https://hycolakemagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/General/WHLF-HycoLakeMag-RickeAand.Peter_.mp3 A few weeks ago, I had the privilege to interview a radio announcer in the quaint town of South Boston, ...

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Tunnel Creek Vineyards – Aerial Photos

The Hollers have built, and people are sure to come, not once but again and again. To take a virtual visit, go to www.TunnelCreekVineyards.com. Or better yet drive down to the end of Berryhill Road which bisects Bethel Hill Charter School campus and visit in person. The gates are open for the good of all. Enjoy these photographs... but please ...

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Tunnel Creek Vineyards

For the Common Good Tunnel Creek Vineyards, A Place for All Story by Norwood Walker Photos Paul Liggitt Photography, Laura Galyean, and Kay Farrell by Paul Liggitt Photography In 1989 the movie Field of Dreams opened in theaters and captured the hearts and minds of audiences around the world moving even stony-faced men to wipe their eyes. 30 years later ...

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Lake Shots – Fall 2019

Please send your photos with captions from any of the lakes, rivers, ponds, swimming pools, and mud puddles in the Hyco lake Region (Person County NC | Halifax County VA | Caswell County NC | Danville VA) to LakeShots@HycoLakeMagazine.com! Available for purchase at https://www.thisfarmwifeshop.com/category/photo-print Rocky Rocky's Ready It's a ruff day on the lake! Well I Swanny! Canal on Hyco ...

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Racing For Heroes

Story by Corey Williams Foraged quietly (or not so quietly) on a winding road between Halifax and Caswell Counties, is the Virginia International Raceway, home to dozens of motocross & road racing events. I had the opportunity to visit the track and check out an event that intrigued me and left me feeling humbled. I arrived on the skidpad midmorning ...

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Christi Lappin: She Keeps Them Dancing

Distinguished Young Women – Chapter 3 By Norwood Walker (Click here to read first story in this series: Junior Miss to Distinguished Young Women) When the 25 participants in this year’s Roxboro’s Distinguished Young Women’s Program take the stage at the Kirby on Saturday, September 21, 2019, they will have much in common with previous participants. For the young women ...

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The Importance of Festivals in Rural Communities

Caswell Prepares for Their Own in September By Amanda Hodges, Director Caswell County Chamber of Commerce One of the things that bonds rural communities together is their festivals, with arts, crafts, agriculture and home cooked food. Through time, festivals have been a way to celebrate heritage, traditions and the culture of people and regions. The events can add structure to ...

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Reflective Address Signs Save Response Time, Possibly Lives!

Semora Volunteer Fire Department Chief Bobby Dodson, right, and Assistant Chief Landell Cunningham say all residents in their, and all fire districts, should have reflective address signs that make response time to emergencies shorter. Story and photos by Phyliss Boatwright “When seconds count, if we can't find you, we can't help you,” is the advice Semora Volunteer Fire Department (SVFD) ...

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Original Mayo, Virginia Train Station Resides here on Hyco Lake

Story by Tommy Winstead Photos by Taylor Alvis with Aerial Unlimited LLC Located on the main channel of Hyco Lake occupying the 2-acre point lot of South Point Trail sits the original Mayo, Virginia Train Station. Upon entering the home, you recognize the obvious construction features of the train depot. Imagining the anxious hope and adventure each traveler experienced waiting ...

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Thomas Day House/Union Tavern

Story and Photos by Meredith Bernard Driving through present day Milton, North Carolina it can be hard to imagine the bustling center of commerce it was two-hundred some odd years ago, but a stop by the Thomas Day House/Union Tavern will take you back and open wide the doors of history. A stone’s throw from the Dan River, Milton became ...

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