Arts

The Prizery Celebrates 10th Summer Theatre Program

Love to Laugh By Candace Baskervill It may just be getting hot outside, but the heat is certainly on for The Prizery’s Artistic Director, Chris Jones, and his team of actors and actresses this summer! The Prizery is celebrating its tenth anniversary with the Summer Theatre Program. This year, they’re going above and beyond and taking on huge classics to ...

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Person County Quilt Trail

The Person County QUILT TRAIL began as an idea in 2015. With grant funding from the N.C. Dept. of Commerce and management by the Piedmont Conservation Council, the trail has become a reality. The ultimate goal is for a continuous Quilt Trail that travels throughout the NC Piedmont. Presently the counties participating are Person, Randolph, and Rockingham. The painted quilt ...

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There Is Something to Come Back For

Distinguished Young Women The Story Continues By Norwood Walker (Click here to read first story in this series: Junior Miss to Distinguished Young Women) Thomas Wolfe is credited with the quote “You can’t go home again.” Many young people, male and female’ have taken that quote to heart over the years and never fully returned to the area of their ...

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Quilt Designs Blanket Halifax County Virginia

By Denise S. Hudson Have you seen the paintings of quilt squares popping up around Halifax County, Virginia?  They are more than just a folksy attempt to beautify the bucolic landscape of the countryside or enhance the historic buildings of our towns.  These pieces of art are fueling a movement to promote tourism, spark economic development, and encourage folks to ...

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The Man Who Loves Christmas

By John Theo Jr. When one thinks of Christmas in America, the city of Danville, Virginia is probably not the first place that comes to mind. Wayne Allen, owner of the historic North Theater thinks differently. Allen is a lifelong illusionist and 1982 world champion magician who has worked with some of the greats. Names like Copperfield and Henning were ...

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SUMMER THEATRE: There is not a Bad Seat in the House!

Update May 5, 2019: Read the next story about The Prizery The Prizery Celebrates 10th Summer Theatre Program Story by Norwood Walker Photographs by Dianna Allen Portrait Design Already attracting the attention of people in and beyond Halifax County, in the summer of 2010, after much preparation, sweat, fund-raising, a new program was launched: SUMMER THEATRE.  The first season consisted ...

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Blast from the Past – 2012 – Phillip Holeman

I love visiting our advertising customers, you never know what you'll learn! I stopped in at the office of Mary Bennett Houston DDS just to say hello. The office manager, Wendy Holeman greeted me with a warm, bright, white smile; another great advertisement for the doctor 😉 We had a great chat about their ad for the upcoming issue then we ...

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Local Artist… Yancey Smith

Yancey Smith: Artist in Oils and Dirt and with Brush and Shovel Story by Norwood Walker What if as a young child you were given the choice of reading a book or helping with the chores?  Young Yancey Moorefield made the choice that most any young child would make.  This choice between reading and chores helped to spur her innate ...

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Kirby Theater Mural Project Nears Completion

Story by Norwood Walker That one lonely mural on the Reams Avenue side of the outside brick wall of the Kirby in downtown Roxboro is about to find a new home.  As part of the Outdoor Art Project of Roxboro, 4 new murals are being prepared to hang on the brick façade of the Kirby facing Reams Avenue.  The Public ...

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Curry Wilkinson Pottery

Creating Beauty from Earth, Imagination and Fire Story by Chris Faircloth Cole, Craig, Owen, Auman, Loy, Busbee, Craven, Chrisco, Lisk. To North Carolina pottery lovers and collectors, these names are the holy grail of a tradition born of necessity and beauty that spans generations in our state. For over two centuries, North Carolina has been home to some of the ...

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