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 …

Bouncing into Another Year of Success

How an interest in inflatables became a jumping family business. Story by Sara CoatesPhotos by The Newnam FamilySpring 2022 Bringing Excitement to Rural America North Carolina natives Ryan and Karen Newnam were inspired to bring something fun to the Caswell County area after having three children of their own. In October of 2010, the couple …

Beyond the Business Female – Entrepreneurs Spreading Empowerment, Love, and Positivity

Caroline Wilborn Story and photos by Sara Coates How Maggie Leigh Came To Be Caroline Wilborn, owner of Maggie Leigh Boutique in Roxboro, watched her dreams of owning a small business come true overnight. The Virginia native “fell in love with human resources” (HR) during her time in college, which eventually led her to Roxboro …

Once I Started on the Path, I Never Looked Back

Hyco Lake Native Becomes Eagle Scout Story and photos by Sara Coates Cub to Eagle in 10 years Person High School senior Noah Paith was just seven-years-old when his parents took him to his first Cub Scout meeting, and Troop 239 quickly became his second home. Four years later, at the age of 11, Paith …

Meeting the New Owners of Hyco Lake Marina

Partners in Business and Life By Sara Coats New Faces at the Marina   Bruce and Laura Glode are the new operating and managing owners of Hyco Lake Marina. The two were given the opportunity to purchase the business in spring of 2019, which is when Laura said they “gave the situation to God.” By …

Brooks Brothers Keep Family Legacy Alive

Story and photos by Sara Coates T.G. Brooks Company Inc., found in the heart of Timberlake, NC, is a family owned store that has been leaving a big impact on a little community since 1936. Thomas Gold Brooks, the father of brothers Bobby and Harold Brooks, started the business with hopes that it would grow …