History – Roxboro

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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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, which are really all the ...

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Christmas in the Square

One Up on the Triad and the Triangle Story by Norwood Walker Christmas time arrives at the mall even before Halloween can make an appearance and don’t even think about finding any trace of Thanksgiving.  Christmas music begins to appear earlier and earlier and even the Hallmark Channel pushes Christmas movies as early as July.  It is enough to make ...

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Person County Museum Offers Interesting Architectural Treats

The main building of the Person County Museum of History was built by W.W. Kitchin, former North Carolina governor. The Colonial style home was built in 1901. By Phyliss Boatwright All photos by Olivia Townsend, Roxboro Community School Freshman  A visit to the Person County Museum of History is an architectural, as well as historical, delight. The campus includes eight ...

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Historic Home Retains Original Charm While Gaining Modern Touches

By Phyliss Boatwright Dr. Tori Bradsher grew up on Roxboro’s Main Street in a 1920s-era “Four Square style” George W. Kane-built home. After moving away for college and career, she returned to her hometown four years ago to serve as a cardiologist at Person Memorial Hospital – and moved back into her childhood home. “The house needed some updating,” Bradsher ...

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Hello Dolley – Where was she born?

Story by Norwood Walker Whether you call her Dolley, Dolly, Dorothea, or Dorothy, whether you believe she was born at Paine’s Tavern, Payne’s Tavern, or New Garden, Dolley Payne Todd Madison has been part of the lore of Person County for many years.  In the past there was a Dolly Madison Theater on Main Street, Dolly Street (in two locations), ...

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