What Is Pickleball? Popular Sport Draws Interest Around Hyco Lake

PERSON COUNTY, NC- It’s easy to learn and fun for groups regardless of age or skill. As a result, over the last two years, pickleball has built a national following. But what is pickleball? And what’s driving interest for it in Person County?  For those who have never heard of the game, it was invented …

Halifax County Strawberry Festival

Strawberry season is right around the corner! Something new is coming in May.Saturday, May 21, 2022 9:00 A.M – 4:00 P.M.First ever Strawberry Festival in Halifax, VA at the Farmer’s Market! Hello, Virginia. This is Viny from Halifax.  Another successful, community/family event is going to take place in the small town of Halifax.  The festival …

A BIG week for three young tigers at the Animal Park

Photos by Dustin Hair, Randy Piland, Mindy Stinner and Elise Gammon This past Christmas, Parker tiger cub got his wish…his brother and sister came to live with him at the Animal Park at the Conservators Center. The two new cubs were named by sponsors, and we’re thrilled to introduce Hobbes and Kaia (pronounced Kai-ah). Hobbes is a nod to …

ballad of a person living in a small town

By phillip gillis A skateboard cracked against the wall on the building next door as laughter erupted. I didn’t have to turn around because I knew the kids, taught their parents, and probably knew their grandparents, too. Then I heard an exchange I’ve heard my whole life… You alright? Yeah. What you doing this weekend? …

Conservators Center: It’s Time to Go Outside

Story by Jessica RamseyPhotographs by Donald Komondy Photography As the trees turn green and the flowers start to bloom across the area, here at the Animal Park, we are all taking a deep breath and preparing for an exciting summer. A year of COVID-19 restrictions has left us looking forward to a summer filled with …