Monthly Archives: September 2020

Temporary Lumps

A Journey of Faith, Perseverance and Triumph by Sonja B. Vaughan Book review by Phyliss Boatwright Reading this Book is Like Sitting on the Porch, Chatting with the Author. Every now and then, I find a book that touches my heart in a way that is hard to describe. That’s exactly what happened when I read Person County native Sonja ...

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Teen Artist and Entrepreneur Paints Barn Quilt Squares

By John Theo Jr. Fifteen-year-old Kaitlyn Reaves has shown an affinity for art since elementary school, and was encouraged to pursue this passion by parents Daryl and Lesley. Over the years, Kaitlyn tried her hand at different art forms such as charcoal drawing, but at her mother’s suggestion, she decided to pursue painting barn quilt squares. When asked why she ...

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A Small-Town Girl with Big Goals

By Hannah Evans May 23, 2020 was my first day working at Hyco Lake Marina. I was looking for something to do because COVID-19 caused a lot of things I liked to do to be cancelled or postponed. My mom had informed me that Laura was looking for help at Hyco Lake Marina. Even though I am only 14-years-old, I ...

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Pickleball is Alive and Well in the Hyco Lake Region

By Peggy Mcfarland Pickleball is alive and well in Person County. For those who have never heard of the game, it was invented 55 years ago on Bainbridge Island, near Seattle, Washington. One lazy summer day, three friends, including Joel Pritchard, Bill Bell and Barney McCallum, told their bored children to go out to their backyard badminton court. They gave ...

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Paddling the Hyco Lake Region – Resources

jo@outdoorwomenbyjp.com www.outdoorwomenbyjp.com   Renegade River Runners, based in Danville, Va. is a fantastic resource for local knowledge. River Traders Shuttle and Kayak/Canoe Rental, based in Scottsburg, Va., shuttles and rents vessels around Staunton River State Park. It is on the river from Route 360 to Staunton River State Park  and on the lake. Bob can be reached by phone: 434-575-1022. ...

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Paddling the Hyco Lake Region

Story by Jo Proia Photos by Jo Proia and E. Juday Maybe you grew up paddling a canoe either at summer camp with a buddy or perhaps with an adventurous parent, sibling or cousin. Or you may have discovered the joys of paddling as an adult. Perhaps you’ve never paddled at all but love water, nature and adventure and prefer ...

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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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