Saxe and Drakes Branch news

Published 8:38 am Thursday, August 25, 2016

Birthday wishes to Shawleace Hill, Aug. 24, Saxe; Tracey Gregory, Aug. 24, Drakes Branch; Anisha Marable, Aug. 26, Charlotte Court House; Chris Hamlette, Aug. 27, Madison Heights; Debra Emerson, Aug. 28, Drakes Branch; Trevor Johnson, Aug. 28, Scuffletown; Frankie Hicks, Aug. 29, Charlotte Court House; Keith Spencer Jr., Roanoke; Simone Harris, Aug. 30, Keysville. I hope this next year of life brings wonderful people and memories for you. Wishing you many more healthy and happy years to come, Happy Birthday!

Get well wishes to all of the sick and shut in. I hope you are well soon, up and about. May you be blessed with good health and a quick recovery.

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

Thought for the Week: Go out into the world today and love the people you meet. Let your presence light new light in the heart of others.


The cure for boredom is curiosity. A man or woman should only satisfy his or her curiosity about themselves. The public has an insatiable curiosity to know everything, except what is worth knowing.

The first and simplest emotion, which we discover in the human mind, is curiosity. Curiosity is not a sin, but we should exercise caution with our curiosity. If caught, it may be a different story.

In a year’s time, my quote is six months to mind your own business and six months to leave other people’s alone.

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