Saxe and Drakes Branch News

Published 11:48 am Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Birthday wishes to Debra McCraw, July 7, Baltimore, Md.; Piper Madison Toombs, July 7, Randolph; Al Brodgon, July 7, Randolph; Sevina Craighead, July 8, Saxe; Doris Wilborn, July 9, Halifax; Randy Wilson, July 9, Saxe; Daniel Nichols, July 10, Scuffletown; Jaylan Redd, July 11, Saxe; Ann W. Coles, July 11, Virgilina; Gisellef Johnson, July 11, Richmond; Kenda Ferrell, July 11, Green Bay; and Anita Marable, July 12, Charlotte Court House.

I hope your birthday will be a very special one to remember. Happy birthday!

Get-well wishes to all of the sick and shut-in. I hope you are well and up soon. You are in our prayers and thoughts for a speedy recovery.

Sympathy to all of the families who have lost a loved one recently. Our heartfelt prayers and good wishes go out to you in your time of need. You have our deepest sympathy.

Birthday winners for June are Willard Inge, of Saxe, and Charlie “T-Model” Jones, of Scuffletown. Gifts can be picked up at The Charlotte Gazette. The deadline to pick up your gift is Wednesday to Monday.

Thought for the Week: Plenty of people miss their share of happiness, not because they never found it, but because they didn’t stop to enjoy it.


As soon as one promises to not do something, it becomes the one thing above all others that one most wishes to do. Keep every promise you make and only make promises you can keep.

The promise given was a necessity of the past, the word broken is a necessity of the present.

When you make a promise, keep it. If you promise others enough, you can live on your own. Commitment is what transforms a promise into reality.

News is due by 1 p.m. on Saturday. News can be submitted by calling Virginia Freeman at (434) 568-0596.

Virginia Freeman is a community columnist for The Charlotte Gazette. She can be reached at