Monthly Archives: July 2020

Gordon Street Café and Market

It’s about Relationships By William Spivey Family-owned restaurants always seem to have a special relationship with food. When you enter the Gordon Street Café and Market, located in Hall’s Way in uptown Roxboro, you will be invited into that relationship with the Chambers family, Jay, Nancy and Brett. Happily, entering that relationship is easy. “We feed people!” says Jay, a ...

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the intersection

By phillip gillis It was one of those early summer mornings when the breeze made it almost chilly enough to wear the long-sleeved flannel shirt his grandfather gave him. The bridge leading into Virgilina never ran over a river, or any body of water, but it once spanned a set of railroad tracks that had long ago been covered with ...

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Hyco Lake Evolves

The Person-Caswell Lake Authority has worked tirelessly over the years to provide camping, swimming, picnicking and boating activities, and continues to look for new offerings to enhance the lake experience for residents and visitors. There are tent camping sites, RV camping sites  and cabins, as well as shelters and a community building for large gatherings. Recently, a disc golf course, ...

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Continuing the Legacy

By Immanuel Martin Since I was 10 years old, I have wanted to do something involving film and photography. Enjoying movies day in and day out, I watched all the behind the scenes and extra credits. I got my first camera at the age of 14 and started a photography business. It has been pretty successful but still there was ...

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Working Hard for the Small Business Owner

Halifax County Chamber of Commerce By John Theo Jr. A Chamber of Commerce, as a wholly voluntary institution in the United States, is eight years older than the Declaration of Independence. The New York Chamber of Commerce, first in America, was organized in 1768. Five years later, the first local Chamber was formed in Charleston, SC. Since then, the Chamber ...

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summer in the time of quarantine

by phillip gillis I. there was: no bell for the final day of school... no celebration among children in the neighborhood... no goodbyes or until next years... no demarcation between this season and that... II. there was: the family (sometimes on the other end of a computer screen) not within arms reach or the firm grasp of a hug but ...

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Caswell County and the Chamber of the 21st Century

Story by Stokes R. Reagan When you talk to Amanda Hodges about Caswell County, her passion for the community is evident. And with a 23-year background in digital marketing, she is ready to help bring Caswell County into the 21st Century. Amanda used that marketing experience last summer to mount a successful campaign to bring the community back to the ...

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Cotton Club Princess

by Karla Mitchell Diggs Book review by Phyliss Boatwright Person Native Tells Powerful Story of 1920s Harlem in her Cotton Club Princess, Person County native Karla Mitchell Diggs, who grew up in Woodsdale, tells a heartbreaking, heartwarming, ultimately uplifting and inspiring historical tale set in New York during the Harlem Renaissance. The book won the 2017 Indie Human Relations Book ...

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All In with the Chamber of Commerce

By Kyle James, Roxboro Area Chamber of Commerce Board Member Back in 2017, 1792 Beer Company was just an idea and had only started to take shape on paper. We had no idea at the time what it might grow into or how we might be involved in the community. Shortly after opening our doors in December 2018, we heard ...

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