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Russell’s Limited: This Store is a Story

UPDATE - 8/12/2019 It's not that often that we post and update on our website even before the story is posted... This is a new one for us!!! The 2019 Volume 3 issue of Hyco Lake Magazine was due to arrive any day and it just so happened that I noticed Russell's Ltd was closed for more than a week. ...

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Disc Golf Takes Flight in the Hyco Lake Region

Story and photos by Paul Liggitt Since the first curvilinear shape was observed in nature, probably a boulder rolling downhill, wheels, balls and discs have been invented for a staggering variety of uses. As an avid golfer, or should I say “ball golf” player, I have learned that a lot of my enjoyment of the game is largely dependent on ...

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Conservators Center: 20 Years of Community

Wic - Tiger Story and photos by Taylor Sharp Every morning, when I pull into the driveway of the Conservators Center, tucked away in rural Caswell County, I am greeted by a symphony. The dewy air hangs heavy with the songs of howling wolves, oofing lions, chuffling tigers, “waowing” jungle cats, chittering lemurs, and the melodic voices of New Guinea ...

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Dock Dockters

By Meredith Bernard A dock to a lake is as necessary as peanut butter is to two pieces of white bread and Smucker’s jelly. Simply put, it’s where lake life happens. On the dock is where babies get their first feel of the water on their chubby toes, where little ones catch their first fish with Grandpa, where teenagers find ...

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…in person

https://hycolakemagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/Vol-2/InPerson/inPersonByPhillipGillis.mp3 by phillip gillis Where a doorway between two pharmacies, once led to Oz in the mind of a child, now leads to Diagon Alley in the dreams of his children, might lead to something or someone or somewhere or…   Where you could rent a movie- (comedies in the front and horror movies up the ramp in the back) ...

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Meet the Mayor – Merilyn Newell

Mayor Merilyn Newell is Proud of How Far Roxboro Has Come By Olivia Townsend, RCS Freshman Photo by Pamela Rodgers “I believe that the true jewels of Roxboro are the people and the way this community connects together” Mayor Merilyn Newell proudly says of the city she has led since 2011. Mayor Newell’s love of Roxboro comes from her childhood. ...

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Manor on Main

A Blend of Old, New, Southern, Midwestern, and Everything in Between Story by Phyliss Boatwright Photos by Mackenzie Clayton, RCS Sophomore Minnesota native Victoria O’Duffy had never been to North Carolina until 2016, when she stepped off a plane at Raleigh-Durham International Airport to move into what is now the Manor on Main Bed and Breakfast on Roxboro’s Main Street. ...

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Virginia Cantaloupe Festival

South Boston, VA By Candace Baskervill July 26, 2019 at Berry Hill Resort & Conference Center Growing up in a family proud of their home grown, prize winning fruits and vegetables, I know that there are certain things to be said about good soil. Every good tradition, like every good fruit or vegetable starts with hearty, rich soil, strong roots, ...

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Sunny View Inn

By John Theo Jr. Built in 1894 by Rufus Owen, Sunny View was a privately-owned residential estate for almost a century. In 1982 it became the Patrick Henry Boys Home, but in recent years the non-profit group consolidated their properties and Sunny View once again became available. Enter Sharon and Jimmy Wilborn, local residents and realtor extraordinaire who came in ...

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Why I Love Coming Home to Hyco

By Claire Poindexter Diving for clams at the bottom of the lake with my brother, cookouts with family, my dad teaching me how to wakeboard and drive a boat, these are just a few of the reasons why Hyco Lake holds a special place in my heart. Throughout the years, the reasons I appreciate Hyco Lake have changed. Even so, ...

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