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 …

Cedar Grove Community Provides Home for Botanist & Barrel

CEDAR GROVE , NC- An unassuming blueberry farm, located immediately off NC Highway 86 in the Cedar Grove community, just north of Hillsborough, is home to a unique business. Botanist & Barrel. A cidery/winery, is owned and operated by the brother and sister team of Lyndon and Kether Smith and their spouses, Amie Fields and …

Peyton Sellers, six-time South Boston Speedway Track Champion, is the “local ringer” for the 2022 SRX race. Photo courtesy of Joe Chandler – South Boston Speedway.

South Boston Speedway: Short Track with Big Events

SOUTH BOSTON- Just off Route 360 in South Boston sits one of the landmarks that make Halifax County unique. While not Daytona or Talladega, South Boston Speedway is our own little slice of asphalt wonderland. This is a grassroots track, a four-tenths mile raceway with 12-degree turns that has entertained locals as well as regional …

Money Makers: That Time Danville Printed Its Own Currency

Danville, VA- When running low on money, people joke that it’s time to make your own. But it’s actually no joke. That’s exactly what happened for decades here in the city of Danville. In fact, during the mid to late 1800s, thousands of communities across America had their own currency. Going Back in Time Why …

Stuffed animals are being sent from Danville to Ukraine

Danville Groups Team Up to Help Ukraine

DANVILLE, VA- They needed help. Most had escaped with little more than the clothes on their backs. As Angelica Matczak saw TV news reports of Ukrainian refugees going into Poland, she wanted to do something. The Danville resident’s plan ended up bringing together everyone from local nonprofits to Averett University students, all donating and packing …

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, …