Find a Dragonfly at the Plant Sale

By Carol Nelson – VCE Southside Master GardenerSpring 2022 The mornings are still a little cool to see many flying insects in our gardens – but in a couple weeks the butterflies and moths will be out in force, as well as the peskier sorts like mosquitoes, midges, and winged termites. Soon we will also …

Danville Otterbots Return, Newest Part of City’s Baseball History

DANVILLE, VA- The manager was disappointed when he saw Sparky Adams. At a half inch under 5 feet 5, Adams was by far the smallest player who showed up for Danville’s spring training on that March day in 1920. “He asked if I’d brought my nursing bottle,” Adams told The Sporting News in a 1920 …

Jonesing for a Restoration

The Jones House – Milton, NC By Hosanna BlanchardSpring 2022 Generally speaking, buying and restoring a forlorn 170-year-old house is a daunting proposition. Participants can count on exhausting, dirty work, unwelcome construction problems, numerous frustrating roadblocks – all resulting in painfully slow progress. This might cause some to avoid such projects or reject them outright …

Red Robin

Winter season of no snow,Bare limbs and surviving willowed leaves,Brisk air in opening doors,Burning sun through frosted glass,Smoking chimneys swirl above,A red robin perched nearby,Scanning the earth for its next home,Picking up debris after windy nights. From the frosted window we see,Stopping to praise God for His creation,Her playing with the motioning chime,Pausing for a …

Semora Volunteer Fire Department Celebrates 50 Years

PERSON COUNTY, NC-┬áThe Semora Volunteer Fire Department (SVFD) will mark its 50th anniversary on April 23 and, according to members, there is much to celebrate, commemorate, and look back upon with pride. For one thing, members of the SVFD told me, from its beginnings in the early 1970s, the fire department has been one of …