Author Archives: peter

Never Say Die

Story by Phillip Gillis Photos by Darby Gillis The calendar said it was early summer, but the chilly breeze coming off the lake through the trees forced Eric, James, and Robbie to huddle around what remained of the fire they started six hours before a few feet away from the tent in Robbie’s backyard. The once low flames gave way ...

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Economic Development Commission – Summer Internship

By: Tamia Lipscomb, University of North Carolina at Charlotte Student Looking beyond the last month of my freshman year at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, I knew my summer would be packed with lots to do. A few months ago, I reached out and secured an internship with the Person County Government. Learning I would be working with ...

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passages

by phillip gillis I. “Summers” the yellow bar stretched across the driveway (it was actually more rust than paint). blocked the entrance for a few more hours under the moonlight. weeds edged up near the gravel path. the sign read Last week of the summer. Pool opens at 9 in the morning. the boys laughed as two hopped over the ...

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Disc Golf – Rockness Monster

Click here to read the first chapter in this series! Story and photos by Paul Liggitt It is said that people tend to remember moments and experiences but not dates. So, it is with my first experience playing Disc Golf at The Rockness Monster course in Person County, NC. This article is part of a series about Disc Golf and ...

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Local Celebrity Shares the Secrets of a Long Broadcasting Career

Out & About with Chef Rickey By Rickey Esto A few weeks ago, I had the privilege to interview a radio announcer in the quaint town of South Boston, Virginia. I was excited to sit down with someone who has been in this industry for decades and learn about this fascinating medium. Especially because I would tune to this station ...

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Tunnel Creek Vineyards – Aerial Photos

The Hollers have built, and people are sure to come, not once but again and again. To take a virtual visit, go to www.TunnelCreekVineyards.com. Or better yet drive down to the end of Berryhill Road which bisects Bethel Hill Charter School campus and visit in person. The gates are open for the good of all. Enjoy these photographs... but please ...

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Tunnel Creek Vineyards

For the Common Good Tunnel Creek Vineyards, A Place for All Story by Norwood Walker Photos Paul Liggitt Photography, Laura Galyean, and Kay Farrell by Paul Liggitt Photography In 1989 the movie Field of Dreams opened in theaters and captured the hearts and minds of audiences around the world moving even stony-faced men to wipe their eyes. 30 years later ...

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Lake Shots – Fall 2019

Please send your photos with captions from any of the lakes, rivers, ponds, swimming pools, and mud puddles in the Hyco lake Region (Person County NC | Halifax County VA | Caswell County NC | Danville VA) to LakeShots@HycoLakeMagazine.com! Available for purchase at https://www.thisfarmwifeshop.com/category/photo-print Rocky Rocky's Ready It's a ruff day on the lake! Well I Swanny! Canal on Hyco ...

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Racing For Heroes

Story by Corey Williams Foraged quietly (or not so quietly) on a winding road between Halifax and Caswell Counties, is the Virginia International Raceway, home to dozens of motocross & road racing events. I had the opportunity to visit the track and check out an event that intrigued me and left me feeling humbled. I arrived on the skidpad midmorning ...

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Christi Lappin: She Keeps Them Dancing

Distinguished Young Women – Chapter 3 By Norwood Walker (Click here to read first story in this series: Junior Miss to Distinguished Young Women) When the 25 participants in this year’s Roxboro’s Distinguished Young Women’s Program take the stage at the Kirby on Saturday, September 21, 2019, they will have much in common with previous participants. For the young women ...

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