Matthew Huff Says Music ‘Brings People Together’

Person County native Matthew Huff recently released his second album, Bones. The underlying theme of the album “is clear,” he said, “and that is my ‘bones’ or ‘roots.’ These songs express who I am, where I came from, what I’ve been through, and so much more.” He credits a few local establishments for his success, …

Uptown Energy Fuels Elysian Salon in Roxboro

ROXBORO, NC- Bennie Clayton and Carrie Howard are co-owners of a new, “fashion forward” salon in Roxboro, NC. The pair had been stylists in surrounding areas for years, but never connected until they “hit it off” working at the same salon nearly two years ago. “Our friendship was really instant,” said Howard, who believes everything …

A Boy from Cavel Village : Larry Cole Looks to Share His Joy

ROXBORO, NC- Family, the American flag, the Fourth of July, and Santa Claus: these are the things that make Furniture Mart owner Larry Cole happy. And, he tries to share his joy with the community. He, his family and the business are deeply intertwined with Roxboro and Person County history as well, leading to more …

When a Front Porch Is What It Used to Be

Lately we have all had occasion to say that things “ain’t what they used to be.” For some, there has been a return to simpler things, perhaps coupled with a certain nostalgia. Some things that we might have taken for granted — like having a front porch — might be poised to reemerge as a …

Cole’s Pharmacy : ‘Where Everybody Knows Your Name’

ROXBORO, NC- “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 corner of Main and …