Uptown Energy Fuels Elysian Salon in Roxboro

ROXBORO, NC- Bennie Clayton and Carrie Howard are co-owners of a new, “fashion forward” salon in Roxboro, NC. The pair had been stylists in surrounding areas for years, but never connected until they “hit it off” working at the same salon nearly two years ago. “Our friendship was really instant,” said Howard, who believes everything …

Something for Everyone at Tunnel Creek Vineyards

ROXBORO, NC- Breathtaking, peaceful, relaxing, entertaining, and tasty are just a few of the adjectives I use to describe my visits to Tunnel Creek Vineyards , located in North Central North Carolina and Southside Virginia.  The manicured grounds, exquisite facilities, and hand-trimmed vines magnify the grandeur. Tunnel Creek offers live music on weekends, and has …

BYOB: Danville’s Latest Change Brings Opportunity to River District

DANVILLE, VA- Business owners, residents, and city leaders want to do more than just rebuild Danville’s River District. They want to create a community, a place where people can walk around, listen to music, eat, and shop. The latest piece to that puzzle comes through a new city ordinance, allowing people to carry beer, wine, and …

Finding the River at Anglers Park in Danville

DANVILLE, VA- The uneven ground beneath his feet made him regret not bringing the walking stick his friend Leonard carved for him many years ago, but he pressed on – fighting against memories in his head while attempting to allow new ones in. “That part does not look too steep,” one part of his brain …

For A Decade, She Dressed The Prizery

SOUTH BOSTON , VA- For a decade, Ginny Bogart dressed the cast of the Prizery theater company and was affectionately known as the “Costume Mistress.” John Fulton, former president of the Board of the Prizery reflected on working with her, saying, “I know that Ginny was very passionate about her work. As a design professional …

Saddles, Paddles, & History on the Banister River

HALIFAX, VA- Everyone has probably wished, at some point, that they could clone themselves. No training, no getting anyone up to speed, no managing, just dividing tasks until the jobs are done. These are the thoughts that came to mind when I first learned that Julie and Gary Holmes of Shangrila Guest Ranch in South …