Author Archives: peter

The Heron (Blast from the Past)

Bob Schroeder had submitted this poem to Hyco Lake Magazine way back in 2012. Recently he brought this to our attention with a little note and a few updated pictures: Our father passed away when my brother was 15 and I was 9 years old. I have a few memories of our dad, but the most vivid was of him ...

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Wild Life Adventures – The Art of Casting

Story and photos by Sam Seamster When thinking about casting a fishing rod, most folks don’t consider the dynamics. So, what constitutes a good cast? To some, that would be not hooking themselves in the head or not tangling the line. To others it could be skipping a lure way back under an overhanging bush. All of these would be ...

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Wood Splitters

Story and photos by Paul Liggitt North Carolina has long been known as a state with a rich heritage of logging and lumbermen. It has also been recognized as the leading furniture manufacturing state. Although the industry has changed in recent years, forestry products continue to be a major resource in North Carolina. So, when a tree falls in the ...

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Cole’s Pharmacy ‘Where everybody knows your name’

Story by Phyliss Boatwright Photos by Mackenzie Clayton, RCS Senior “You want to go where everybody knows your name” -- that’s how customers and friends sum up the experience of visiting Cole’s Pharmacy on Main Street in uptown Roxboro. And if you want to get a true taste of Roxboro and Person County, just step inside the building on the ...

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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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