Writer – Norwood Walker

Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History

Story and photos by Norwood Walker TO ENRICH THE LIVES OF ALL THROUGH THE ARTS AND HISTORY Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History - Mission According to the modern definition, a museum is a place which collects, interprets, and displays objects of artistic, cultural, or scientific significance for the study and education of the public. In a good museum ...

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What the Peddler Brings

Story and photos by Norwood Walker In the early days, peddlers brought more than wares to people in the sparsely settled lands of our country. Folks living on the frontier looked forward to seeing the peddler’s wagon cresting the hill and hearing pots and other goods clanging together announcing his arrival. Not only could they get pots, cloth, dry goods, ...

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Welcome to Saritaville

By Norwood Walker With apologies to Jimmy Buffett, but Saritaville -- like Margaritaville -- just inspires song. Eatin’ on pancakes Watchin' the lake bake Round me all of those flowers covered with blooms Firin’ up the fire pit after dark, see those weenies Beginning to burn Lazing away again in Saritaville Wanting for nothing at all Some people claim that ...

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More than a Mill to Me

Story and photos by Norwood Walker As a kid growing up in downtown Hurdle Mills, one of my favorite places was the creek that ran behind our house. The Bushy Fork Creek ran into and became part of the South Flat River. To me, it was just a great place to go fishing with my mom and dad. When I ...

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A Place and Wines for All Seasons – Tunnel Creek Vineyards

By Norwood Walker Winter Winter has a way of stripping away and leaving things in all their naked beauty. The support sticks and wires were lined up, silent sentinels with bare vines clinging to them on the hillside going down to the venue. Row after row, they had a beauty of their own. Spring, summer and fall would bring the ...

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A Home of Their Own

Halifax County Historical Society By Norwood Walker HOME: the word conjures myriad thoughts, memories and old familiar quotes. “There’s no place like home. Anywhere I hang my hat is home. Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in. Home isn’t a place, it’s a feeling. Home is the nicest word there ...

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One of Santa’s Best Helpers

By Norwood Walker Santa’s Helpers has been active in Person County for some time, and, thanks to the Steelhorse Strangers (see the Fall 2020 issue of Hyco Lake Magazine for their story) is able to help more children than ever before have brighter Christmases. This is a diverse group of volunteers that dates back to the 1960s when a young ...

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Right in My Own Backyard

Countryside Produce Market By Norwood Walker Have you ever had a “Dorothy moment”? You know one of those times like in the iconic Wizard of Oz when Dorothy turns to Auntie Em and Uncle Henry and tells them that if she ever goes looking for her heart’s desire again, she won’t look any further than her own backyard? Well, it ...

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Motorcycles And Toys And Strangers

By Norwood Walker The roar of hundreds of motorcycles. Men and women clad in leather jackets. Long hair, beards, bandanas. What reaction does this bring to your mind and body? Are you ready to close and lock all the doors and windows and hide under the bed? Or, you may be ready to slap on your leather and rush out ...

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Hyco Lake Evolves

The Person-Caswell Lake Authority has worked tirelessly over the years to provide camping, swimming, picnicking and boating activities, and continues to look for new offerings to enhance the lake experience for residents and visitors. There are tent camping sites, RV camping sites  and cabins, as well as shelters and a community building for large gatherings. Recently, a disc golf course, ...

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