BUSINESS NEWS – Warm Waters has expanded
“the deck” out back and also added a grassy area with walk paths.
This weekend they are having DJ Hollywood Saturday night and The
Pizazz Band on Sunday night before Memorial Day on Monday. There
is a wedding on the lake on Monday afternoon and a reception on the
patio around 5:00PM. Come out and enjoy the fun. Jeff
tells me he plans to add an outside bar area with TVs, darts and other
items for your enjoyment. It really looks nice!
Carolina Solar broke ground this week on a
solar cell installation on 501 south right at the Crown Blvd
intersection across from Cambridge Hills. You will see the
support post going in. There will be approx. 3400 solar panels
generating 600KW DC or 500KW AC around September. This will be a
draw to Person County as businesses, investors and sightseeing will
increase due to this project.
Hyco Marina is ready for your Memorial Day weekend. Fresh
local strawberries make great shakes and also check out their banana
splits. Scoop ice cream will insure you get your favorite frozen
treat. They also have a large selection of wines, beer and other
beverages so make Hyco Marina your stop for all your needs. http://www.hycolake.com/HycoMarina/index.htm
Check out Roxboro
Savings Bank online. They report they have plenty
of money to lend whether for homes or business investment so there is
no need to go out of town or shop anywhere else. Just call or go
by and see the friendly people at Roxboro Savings Bank.
(Click here for their web site)
Protection is gearing up with their training program so
don’t be surprised if you see the huge military MRAP vehicles in
town stopping for a snack at McDonalds. Several employees are on
site with more to come in the next few months so you will see a
presence in this area with trainers locating here and trainees staying
in the local motels entertaining and eating out. They aren’t
here just for Memorial Day – they are here to stay!
ENTERTAINMENT – The Flaming
Star has Fast Lane this Saturday night – don’t worry about the
weather, it’s always favorable in The Flaming Star! www.theflamingstar.com
Alive After 5 in Uptown Roxboro Thursday May
28th. Elvis isn’t dead because he will be at
Merritt Commons in Uptown Roxboro this Thursday. Keith
Henderson, renowned Elvis impersonator will bring back all your
favorite Elvis songs and he has the moves to boot! Family
entertainment for the whole family. Bring your lawn chairs if
you decide to sit during this event. Food and beverage on site.
Presented by Roxboro Development Group and the Roxboro Area Chamber of
Commerce. Event starts at 5:30. 50/50 raffle. FREE
– FREE – FREE
Annual Joe Weinberger/Roxboro Area Chamber of
Commerce Golf Tournament Friday May 29. Annual golf
tournament is one of the favorite events for golfers and non-golfers!
Lunch included starting at 11:00AM. Shotgun start at 12.
Sponsorships available and team entries. Call or go by the
Chamber at: 599-8333
WWII Veterans Memorial Dedication Saturday May
30 at the Person County Courthouse. A new monument dedicated
to our WWII veterans will be unveiled on Saturday at 10:00AM. Be
sure to attend this event and bring a veteran with you! The
Roxboro Rotary Club and the citizens of Person County have donated
towards this project that began with a “Ride of Honor” to visit
the WWII memorial in Washington, DC. Now Person County will have
our own WWII memorial dedicated to those who so bravely served our
nation. A special gift will be presented to our WWII veterans in
Roxboro 2009 Shrimp Fest June 11th
brought to you by the Roxboro Area Chamber of Commerce, Duke Energy, Pepsi-Cola Bottling and Trustworthy & Affordable Garbage.
2009 Shrimp Fest at the Old Bromma building on 501 south.
All-you-can-eat shrimp, baked beans, cole slaw, soft drinks, beer,
wine & open bar. Music by the Hip Pocket Band. Doors open 4:30,
hospitality 4:30-8:00, serving 5:30-7:00, band 5:00-9:00. $35 per
person. Call the chamber at: 336 599-8333. Must be 21. Tickets
will go fast!
Wine tasting at Hyco
Marina Friday June 12th. Sharon says Rock of Ages
will be on hand for sampling and also orders by the bottle or case so
come out and enjoy starting at 8:00PM. Put it on the calendar.
For more local
entertainment and tourism events, visit the tourism site at: http://www.visitroxboronc.com/calendar/ue-calendar.asp
– From time to time I pass
along some of my favorite things about living in the area. This
week I want to let you know that Southern States here in
Roxboro on North Main Street will fill your gas grill bottle for $9.99
for a 20# bottle. Just a couple of weeks ago, it was around $14
so grab those bottles because you’ll be needing them this weekend
and the rest of the summer. Check out their items inside the
store also. Just tell the checkout clerk how many bottles you
have to fill and she will ring you up before you go down to the fill
take on the south end of the lot.
One reader asked
about seeing some red and green colored fish that were on the bottom
in a crater. Our resident expert fisherman reported that they
are Blue Tilapia. They are vegetarian so do not bite lure. Good
news is they do not eat other native fish so no harm, just keep the
lake free from weeds...Weeds are a detriment to the operation of the
power plant cooling system so the Blue Tilapia are beneficial to the
ADVISORY – Be sure to shop local
to keep our dollars working to support our local businesses. With
the economic slowdown, it is important for us to spend our dollars
with the locally owned stores. Market data reflects that money
spent in locally owned stores gets returned 5-fold to the community
where out of town owned stores result in a fraction return locally.
Help keep your friends in a job, taxes low and services continued by
shopping with local merchants. The job you save may be your own!
Census Bureau people have been observed
walking up to homes with a GPS enabled device. These workers are
verifying GPS coordinates for the census. They should have
identification and a handout to explain what they are doing.
Please don’t turn the dogs loose on them!
Counterfeit Checks in the area – we have
been advised by RPD to watch out for counterfeit checks from Wiremax
Electrical Services written on bank checks from Metabank in Durham.
If you see any of these, contact the RPD at 599-8345
Some residents have reported things missing in
their yards and homes and thought it would be good to offer tips of
prevention. One tip I can offer is for you to attend the next Citizens
Police Academy class. This is a very informative class and
better prepares you for prevention of crime. There will be an
announcement in the Courier of the next class and I’ll alert you
also. Thanks to Terri Reynolds for giving us a “heads up” on
this class. If you want to know more, see Terri at www.westandwoodall.com
as she just completed the class.
We’re constantly adding new vendors and
services to our database so if you need a service that has been
recommended by a customer, check out the list. You can search
for services at this link: Looking
for Area Services – Click here. Also if
you have favorable reports of services, let us know and we will add it
to our recommended list.
CIVIC ITEMS – The Person County
Museum of History is having a Town and Country Garden Tour
Saturday May 30 from 1-6PM. Tickets $10 available at the museum
on Main Street. Enter drawing for a two-tier fountain. See some
of the most beautiful gardens in this area and get some ideas for your
home. If roses are on your list, you’ll be amazed at some of
these homes as they have hundreds of varieties on display in natural
settings. Also homes with rock and stone blended into the
settings. Rain date May 31st. Visit these at
your own pace and leisure between 1-6PM.
There are several local motorcycle benefit
fund raiser events coming – A ride for Kelly Currin on May 30 -
First Annual Ride for Kelby on June 6 and Fire Fighters Burned
Children Fund Ride on June 13. All are motorcycle rides.
Kelby is the son of Charlie Buck and Tammy Oakley. See more info
and register at: www.personharley.com
There are some regional events also on the calendar.
There was an article this past week in the
Courier=Times about a couple on Hyco raising mealworms to feed to our Blue
Birds. If you are like us and have many families of Blue
Birds, then you might want to contact Jack Vanhoozier on Hyco Lake
at 599-9935 to buy a few hundred mealworms for $8/1000. He
sells them at cost because he has an over abundant supply. The
Blue Birds love them and will swarm to eat the meal worms.
If you haven’t gone out to the strawberry
fields this week, you need to do so. The strawberries are coming
in and only last a few weeks. We sampled the ones at Carver
Brothers Farm on 501 North and they are goooood! Pick your own
If you are not a member of the Roxboro Rotary
Club, then you are missing some great informative programs!
This week we had an SBI agent show-and-tell about our state bomb
squad. He had pipe bombs and other IEDs on display.
Upcoming are programs including a heart transplant doctor and students
from U.C. Berkeley making presentations and taking questions about
Person County. You are invited to attend any meeting by just
contacting a member of the club and joining us for lunch on Thursdays
at 10 noon at Palace Pointe. See our member list at this link: http://www.roxbororotaryclub.org/memberv5.htm
You have to eat lunch somewhere so why not make it a very
informative lunch with friends and neighbors working hard to make
Roxboro and Person County better!
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website. If it were not for these paid advertisements, the site
would not be dynamic as it is and provide local information for Hyco
Lake and Person County. Please support the advertisers!
Country Gun Works is a local company that
performs gun repair and restoration including antiques. Give
them a call or see their web site at: http://www.countrygunworks.com/
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