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 …

Wakeboarding, Fun, Friendship & A Life Lesson

Caroline Cates gets up on the wakeboard during her session with Carro Djupsjö, a professional wakeboarder from Sweden who gave lessons at NC Marina at Hyco Lake last spring. By Caroline Cates, RCS Eighth Grader NC Marine held its exciting grand opening on Saturday, May 22. NC Marine is a boat shop close to Hyco …

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 …

The Adventures of Frankie – 3 – The Color of Envy

By Peter Berry Frankie wiped the grease off an open end wrench before dropping it in the toolbox. He’d catch the dickens if his father found any of his tools dirty. With the tool box back in its proper place in the basement, he was ready to give his hodge-podge of a bicycle another try. …

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 …

Junior Miss to Distinguished Young Women

By Norwood Walker When you enter The Old Country Club Steakhouse you immediately notice many portraits of young women lining the walls, in the main left dining room there are more of the same. All of these young women share the title of Roxboro’s Junior Miss, Young Woman of the Year, or Distinguished Young Women, …