Displaying items by tag: ja bolton

Thursday, 02 November 2017 07:52

Weave Room Blues: The Story of the Dixon Brothers

It seems when we hear someone sing or tell a story it means more if these people have actually experienced the events. In other words, it comes from the heart.

Published in Lifestyle
Monday, 25 September 2017 06:58

Fast Cars and White Liquor

Recently, I talked about the history of making moonshine and the first process of making the brew, which is fermentation in a mash barrel. As the fermentation is completed, a foam called the “cap” forms. When the cap gradually disappears, the remaining sour mixture called the “beer” has about 6 to 12 percent alcohol content. This concoction is quite different than the beer you might buy at a store, but some folks do drink it.

Published in Lifestyle
Wednesday, 23 August 2017 09:21

A Path Well Trodden

In 1953, I was five old years, living with my parents on Highway 74 west of Rockingham. That same year, my granddaddy deeded an acre of land to my parents to build their first house. At the time, the land was being used for pasture that joined my grandparent’s home off Highway 220 north of Rockingham.

Published in Lifestyle
Thursday, 10 August 2017 07:24

Millstone 4-H Camp, A Hidden Treasure

A few weeks ago my wife and I had the privilege of seeing our grandson graduate from Beginners Fur-Fish and Game Camp at Millstone 4-H Camp. He, along with a young friend of mine, were sponsored by the Sandhills Rod and Gun Club to attend one week of Beginners camp and in my young friend’s case, Advanced Camp.

Published in Lifestyle
Wednesday, 19 July 2017 10:01

Sandhills Rod and Gun Club

The Sandhills Rod and Gun Club was organized on Nov. 14th, 1955, with 25 charter members. It is probably the second oldest hunting and fishing club in Richmond County that’s still going strong.

Published in Lifestyle
Monday, 10 July 2017 10:51

Let's Go to the Store

When I was coming up in the fifties and early sixties, won’t no such thing in rural parts of our county as convenience stores. No-sir-re, they were all mostly Mom and Pop grocery stores. If’en you didn’t get what you needed in town on Saturdays, you did without, borrowed from a neighbor or visited a local country store.

Published in Lifestyle