Monthly Archives: January 2020

almost a love song

by phillip gillis NJ ♡’s LB “Where are we going mom? Is this it?” Noah asked as he stared out the window of the ‘96 Buick. His mother put the car in park as she bumped the curb with the front wheels. She adjusted the rearview mirror so that she could see his eyes and just a small bit of ...

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RCS Adds Women’s Golf to Bulldogs Athletics

By Ariel Fryczynski, RCS Freshman Photo by Peyton Weaver, RCS Senior Roxboro Community School (RCS) this year made history when it formed a new high school women’s golf team. Macie Whipp, Amy Davis, Morgan Mangum, Antasia Jeffers, and Nyriah Barnes are this school year’s team members. Long-time men’s golf coach Earl Gurtner is serving as the women’s coach as well. ...

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Fall in Love with Local Foods!

Story and photos by Stokes R. Reagan Winter is coming! The temperature has finally dropped and the merciless heat of summer has reluctantly subsided. Summer is over and football season is in full swing. The sounds of children jumping in pools has been replaced with sounds of children jumping in piles of colorful leaves. The arrival of autumn also makes ...

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Disc Golf – Balou Park

Story and photos by Paul Liggitt The weather has turned and is finally comfortable and maybe even a bit chilly so you can leave the sweltering heat of the summer, and in this case the North Carolina Fall, behind and venture outside for some activities. It is time for cooking out over a grill, biking, hiking, walking, and more. The ...

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Binding a Community Together – Caswell County Library

Gunn Memorial Public Library in Yanceyville, NC Story and photos by Meredith Bernard Like the stitching on the thousands of book bindings housed on row after row of its shelves, the new Gunn Memorial Public Library in Yanceyville, NC is binding together a community deeply devoted to sharing the love and benefits of its new shining star. The library’s director, ...

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Person County Senior Center Offers Activities, Involvement Year-Round

Story by Phyliss Boatwright Photos by Ken Martin The Person County Senior Center staff believes “you’re never too old to play,” and works hard to make sure Personians over age 50 have fun things to do year-round. Throughout the year, Director Maynell Harper and her staff offer opportunities for seniors and others to get involved, have fun, get fit, continue ...

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Steelhorse Strangers

Local Motorcycle Club Brings Christmas Joy to Children in Person County Story and Photo provided by Steelhorse Strangers Motorcycle Club, Inc. Blast from the Past - This story appeared in 2013 Winter Issue of Hyco Lake Magazine! Several years ago a group of friends with a shared passion for motorcycle riding envisioned a club dedicated to serving the people of ...

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Botanist & Barrel Creates All-Natural Ciders, Wines

Story by Phyliss Boatwright Photos by Juli Leonard, at the News & Observer and Lyndon Smith An unassuming blueberry farm, located immediately off NC Highway 86 in the Cedar Grove community, just north of Hillsborough, is home to a unique business. Botanist & Barrel. A cidery/winery, is owned and operated by the brother and sister team of Lyndon and Kether ...

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thirty-one degrees

by phillip gillis The window looked out over the pond… frozen. slightly. but alive. fish beneath the surface, home for the winter, reluctantly ventured out. A call at 5 am on a cold December morning meant one thing and an unscraped road was perfection. the hood of a car was not just a hood- however a trash can lid worked ...

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Turning Hot Junk into Cold Cash

Story and photos by Meredith Bernard Sometimes we let pre-conceived notions keep us from getting out of our comfort zones or learning new things. Driving into Foss Recycling Yard in Providence, NC was the first step in helping me let some of those notions go, and by the time I left, replacing them with a mind full of possibilities. Maybe ...

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