Monthly Archives: September 2020

Antique & Classic Boat Society

Story by Brandon Patrick Photos by Joe Peacos I am the owner of Your Mobile Technician and NC Marine Sales, and I had a great time when I went out to support the Get 'Em Wet Event held by the Antique & Classic Boat Society, Inc. (ACBS) on June 27. If you missed it, stay tuned and check out the ...

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Motorcycles And Toys And Strangers

By Norwood Walker The roar of hundreds of motorcycles. Men and women clad in leather jackets. Long hair, beards, bandanas. What reaction does this bring to your mind and body? Are you ready to close and lock all the doors and windows and hide under the bed? Or, you may be ready to slap on your leather and rush out ...

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she once fall’d up a mountain

by phillip gillis she once fall’d up a mountain and the leaves came with her. off the ground fluttering into the air casually drifting up and up and- up lifting themselves effortlessly (or so it seemed) or were they carried? following them, she navigated the rhythms and chirps and cicadas. swirling. breathless. wandering aimlessly or aimlessly wandering. she fall’d. he ...

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Mountains To Coast Ride Comes to Roxboro

Story by Margaret McMann Photos courtesy of Bicycling Better In Person The 2020 Mountains to Coast Ride has been postponed to 2021. The ride will tentatively be held in October 2-9, 2021. Registration will open soon. Click here for more information. Is your aero in the right zone with your cadence? Remember that you don’t want to plan such a ...

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Polished Concrete – Beautiful, Practical, Affordable

Story and photos by Jason Evans When the country went into “social distancing” and “stay at home,” I was in the middle of a home remodeling project. Out of all the remodeling we did on our new home, polishing the basement was at the top of my list. I have always wanted a polished concrete floor, and I wanted my ...

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Outdoor Kitchens

Outdoor Living Decisions By Joe Wilkerson When I think of summer my mind races to memories of times gathered together outdoors, and when we gather, we eat. Grilling on the back patio is a national pastime. Search for ideas and Google will yield 2.5 million results in about a half a second. Eating is functional, but grilling outdoors is an ...

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Planting Trees and Shrubs in the Fall

By Darnell Abbott Fall is my absolute favorite season. After the sweltering dog days of summer, those first crisp, low humidity days are such a relief and it is a joy to be outside. I want to spend a little time addressing the advantages of planting trees and shrubs in the fall rather than spring. As an owner of Abbott’s ...

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Melvin Hamlett

A Lifetime Contributing to our Community Story and photos by Meredith Bernard After being greeted with a firm handshake and hearty smile, I recently sat across a table from Person County native Melvin Hamlett and began hearing his life story. It didn’t take long to realize how this man has garnered a respected reputation that’s left a mark on his ...

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Patrick Henry’s Red Hill

Story by Myra S. Trent Photos provided by Red Hill Patrick Henry’s Red Hill is OPEN! Red Hill is the last home and burial site of Patrick Henry – Founding Father, Voice of the American Revolution and Virginia’s first elected governor. Red Hill is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation devoted to education and historic preservation. The hours of operation are 9 ...

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Wild About Lions and Heart-melting Caracal Kittens

The new lion cubs enjoy lying on their hammocks with their mother, Naomi Story by Jessica Dougherty Photos by Donald Komondy (www.donaldkomondy.com) This year has been one for the history books, as we all know. The ripple effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic have been felt throughout the world, and the Animal Park at the Conservators Center is no exception. ...

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