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 …

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, …

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 …

Semora Volunteer Fire Department Celebrates 50 Years

PERSON COUNTY, NC- The 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 …

A Boy from Cavel Village : Larry Cole Looks to Share His Joy

ROXBORO, NC- Family, the American flag, the Fourth of July, and Santa Claus: these are the things that make Furniture Mart owner Larry Cole happy. And, he tries to share his joy with the community. He, his family and the business are deeply intertwined with Roxboro and Person County history as well, leading to more …

Shelton Auction and Realty : Much More Than Meets the Eye

SOUTH BOSTON , VA- The history of J.W. Shelton Auction and Realty began in 1955 and includes a lot of knowledge and skill passed down from one generation to the next. It also entails much more than the average auction attendee probably realizes. Current owner Sam Watts worked under the original owner, J.W. Shelton for …