HYCO PLANT NOISE – If you’ve been anywhere
within about 5 miles of the power plant, you have probably heard the
loud, rushing steam noise that occurs in short 5 second burst.
This occurs mainly during the morning hours but can occur at most
any time. The short burst are caused by steam being vented
from the plant during start-up of a boiler and turbine. The
steam driven turbines are very large machines that have precise
clearances in the rotating blades and the stationary diaphragms.
Being steam turbines, they cannot tolerate water vapor due to
erosion or the cutting effect of water at high pressures much like a
pressure washer. To insure there is no water in the steam
lines, the plant operator will vent the steam to the atmosphere
using an electrically operated power control valve. So the
next time you hear the short burst of steam, just remember this is
Progress at work supplying electricity all over the southeast.
After all, if it were not for Progress, there would be no Lake Hyco!
LOCAL REALTORS MERGE – Pointer and
Associates Realty and Oakland Realty, Ltd have merged and associated
with the national chain of Prudential. The new name is
Prudential – Pointer and Associates Realty. They are currently
keeping offices open in Uptown Roxboro across from the Post Office
and two offices at Hyco Lake with one being located beside Lakeside
Restaurant and the other at the old Oakland office across the first
bridge on Hwy 57 N. Their telephone numbers are: 336 597-5544
or 800 764-6837. Their web site is:
http://www.pointerrealty.com/ Both Realtors have
Hyco and Mayo property listings along with other local listings so
give them a call if you are thinking about buying or selling.
AREA SERVICES – With summer coming and
that lake home needing cleaning up, Mickie’s Cleaning Service is
available to put your home in top shape. Also if you have a
rental and would like them to handle that cleaning job, they can do
it. Call Mickie at: 336 599-5182. Free estimates.
Also, Connie Long is offering cleaning services
in the area. We can speak personally for her capabilities so
if you would like to contact Connie for a free estimate, call her
at: 336 583-0328
ENTERTAINMENT – The Pizazz Band will
appear this Saturday night at The Flaming Star (3/29/08) Last
time Pizazz played there, the house was packed so be sure to come
early or call ahead to reserve a table. For more information,
visit their web site at:
www.theflamingstar.com You can also download a member
application on the web site and save some money on door fees.
Event schedule also on the web site.
Keith Henderson as “ELVIS” is also at the
Homestead Steakhouse this Saturday night.
Also, Steel Magnolia’s is being performed at
the Kirby in Uptown Roxboro April 4, 5 & 6. If you haven’t
been to a performing arts event at the Kirby to see all the local
talent we have in the area, this is a good time to go! Get
more info and tickets on their web site:
“Clash of the Carts” will be a fun event in
Uptown Roxboro on Saturday April 26th. We’ve heard
of some outrageous entries for these unpowered, non-production, run-whatcha-brung
carts. It’s not too late to get some buddies together and
throw together your idea for a cart. It can be anything that
coast down a hill. Real money awarded in prizes.
Advertising opportunities available for the retainer walls (hay
bails). More info on the RUDC web site:
See the outrageous entry from the City involving a trash roll-cart
on the site. Free to the public. Applications for entries
online also along with guidelines and rules.
A Night Club is also being pursued to go in
beside Vesuvio’s II in Uptown Roxboro. Lawrie Ira who was very
active in Uptown activities in the past, is working with Vesuvio’s
II to bring entertainment to Uptown. Look for more info about
this in future emails.
U.S. SENATOR VISIT – U.S. Senator from
North Carolina Richard Burr will be in Person County tonight
(Thursday) at the Homestead Festival House at 6:00. Meal
included with ticket. If you do not have a ticket and would
like to attend, email or call me and I can insure you get into see
Mr. Burr. Mr. Burr is rumored to be on the possible list of
Vice Presidential candidates to run with John McCain so come out to
see this fine representative of North Carolina! Call me at:
336 504-1857 if you need tickets.
SUMMER JOB OPPORTUNITY – We have a need
for a part time person working in the computer and technology field
so if you know of a college student or someone else who would like
to work part time for a few months, please contact me.
email@example.com or 336
AREA RESTAURANT INFO – The new KFC/Taco
Bell restaurant on the Durham road near Lowes is shaping up and
hopes to open mid-April. I talked to the staff at the existing
KFC and they report they’ve all been trained and ready to make your
favorite Mexican meals. They are also hiring an additional 25
people to staff the larger restaurant. We hear the old KFC
building may have another food business lined up to take the
building after KFC moves.
Lakeside Restaurant last I heard was to re-open
around the first of April. New owner Jeff Oliver insures me he
will offer great food and entertainment. Jeff was involved a
few years ago in the restaurant and knows how to insure quality
service. I have noticed some activity in the restaurant the last
few days so they are probably getting things ready to go.
Mickey’s Restaurant in Semora has been sold and
the new owners hope to re-open the first of April also. (Looks
like a lot of changes for April!) Local residents will be
managing Mickey’s we hear.
We were at Aunt Millie’s last night in Milton
and Aunt Millie (Gwen) reports that business is good with VIR
Raceway back in swing. She is also offering buffet during the
weekend so you can get a sample of all her menu items. I most
times get the “Kitchen Sink” which has four meats and all the
fixings. They also have your favorite beverages and don’t
forget that ice cream and cheese cake! See more info at:
CHAMBER of COMMERCE – The Roxboro Area
Chamber of Commerce is having a membership drive. If you
didn’t attend the Business After Hours last Thursday at Dalton’s
Sports Bar in Uptown, then you missed a good time. See more
Chamber info at:
http://www.roxboronc.com/ Also, don’t forget Administrative
Professionals during April. This includes any person who works
so hard at keeping our businesses open! More info also on the
Chamber web site about a luncheon on April 22. Don’t forget
your Admin people or you’ll pay the rest of the year in more ways
PERSONHARLEY.COM – Not a site just for
Harley Davidson motorcycle owners but a local web site to enhance
and highlight our area.
www.personharley.com is a web site to inform locals and visitors
about our area who happen to ride motorcycles. Most all
motorcyclist enjoy riding a hour or so and then stopping to relax
and spend money! What a great way to showcase our area.
Sign up on the site to get useful information concerning
motorcycling, view a event calendar, post your bike for sale, view
ride routes, find local stops suitable for motorcyclist and so on.
Motorcycling is getting much more popular with the cost of gasoline.
The average investment in a Harley is over $20,000 and the average
age of the new buyer is 45 so these aren’t you Hell’s Angels
anymore. In fact they (we) are doctors, D.A.s, dentist,
business owners, engineers and most every profession imaginable.
More news when it occurs!
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