Horsing Around: James Hervey breaks, trains and cares for horses

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There’s nothing when it comes to dealing with a horse that James Hervey can’t do. The 18-year-old senior at Calhoun City High School routinely breaks, shoes and trains horses for people around the county.

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Computer Wizard: Caden Austin doesn’t just play video games, he designs them

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A love for video games is nothing unusual for today’s youth, but 11-year-old Caden Austin of Bruce sees something different when he turns on his computer.

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TV-7 transferring old VHS tapes to DVD with database of everyone in the videos

Ann and William Morgan

VHS tapes filled with Calhoun County history line the walls of the long hall at W07BN in Bruce that separates the front lobby from the television studio in the back of the large building.

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Tony Hardin gets creative as Varsity Pro, Inc. changes directions

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Tony Hardin lifted up the corner of a giant piece of material more than 10 feet tall and 20 feet wide that had a brightly colored floral scene including a white gazebo, not unlike the one on the Calhoun City square, set in one corner.

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Christmas Lighting contest winner Michael Herrod prefers more ‘traditional’ approach

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Michael Herrod’s nativity scene has been a winner in the 20th Century Club’s Christmas Lighting Contest in Bruce on multiple occasions, but this year was the first time to be the overall winner.

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Martins’ Christmas display in Derma continues to grow

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What began with a single plastic snowman and a few old-fashioned C9 colored lights has grown into the largest Christmas light display in Calhoun County and possibly the region.

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New homes around Bruce featured on 2013 Christmas Tour

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Four relatively new homes in the Bruce area were featured on the Christmas Tour of Homes last weekend sponsored by the Fine Arts Club of Bruce.

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Sabougla Fire Department has equipment, now working on fire station

Sabougla Fire Chief Russell Denton

When a fire broke out in the attic of a house in the Bradford Chapel Community in October of 2010, it was members of the Sabougla Fire Department that were first on the scene. But they were faced with a dilemma – they didn’t have a firetruck.

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Joe’s Market shares their technique for frying a turkey

John Ford and Curt Tunnell of Joe's Market in Bruce.

John Ford and Curt Tunnell from Joe’s Market in Bruce  gave us an inside look at how they fry a whole turkey.

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No place like Calhoun – Cross country rider chooses Big Creek as permanent home

Sea G. Rhydr with her two horses this past April as they made their way through Pittsboro. Photo by Joel McNeece

Sea G. Rhydr, the woman who passed through Calhoun County last April while riding across the country on horseback, finally reached her destination in Maine, but still had Calhoun County in her thoughts.

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