Original Mayo Train Station Resides on Hyco Lake

HYCO LAKE- You can find a bit of history on the main channel of Hyco Lake. The original Mayo Train Station occupies the 2-acre point lot of South Point Trail. Upon entering the home, you recognize the train depot’s construction features, built across the state line in Mayo, Virginia. Imagining the anxious hope and adventure …

Never Say Die

Story by Phillip Gillis Photos by Darby Gillis The calendar said it was early summer, but the chilly breeze coming off the lake through the trees forced Eric, James, and Robbie to huddle around what remained of the fire they started six hours before a few feet away from the tent in Robbie’s backyard. The …

Economic Development Commission – Summer Internship

By: Tamia Lipscomb, University of North Carolina at Charlotte Student Looking beyond the last month of my freshman year at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, I knew my summer would be packed with lots to do. A few months ago, I reached out and secured an internship with the Person County Government. Learning …

passages

by phillip gillis I. “Summers” the yellow bar stretched across the driveway (it was actually more rust than paint). blocked the entrance for a few more hours under the moonlight. weeds edged up near the gravel path. the sign read Last week of the summer. Pool opens at 9 in the morning. the boys laughed …

Disc Golf – Rockness Monster

Click here to read the first chapter in this series! Story and photos by Paul Liggitt It is said that people tend to remember moments and experiences but not dates. So, it is with my first experience playing Disc Golf at The Rockness Monster course in Person County, NC. This article is part of a …

Local Celebrity Shares the Secrets of a Long Broadcasting Career

Out & About with Chef Rickey By Rickey Esto [box type=”shadow” ]UPDATE – 10/2019 Nick Long interviewed the Editor of Hyco Lake Magazine and Chef Rickey. This originally aired on WHLF 95.3 during the morning drive on Wednesday, October 9, 2019! [/box] A few weeks ago, I had the privilege to interview a radio announcer …