Saxe and Drakes Branch news

Published 10:33 am Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Happy belated birthday wishes to Tee Gee, Feb. 10, Richmond; Paula Gee, Feb. 16, Richmond; John Foster, Feb. 19, Las Vegas.

Birthday wishes are sent to Jennifer Wilborn Williams, Feb. 22, N.C.; Joseph ‘Joey’ Wilborn, Feb. 22, South Boston; Wilhelmia Van Dyke, Feb. 22, Randolph; Marvin Vaughters, Feb. 23, Red Oak; Keith Spencer, Feb.23, Charlotte Court House; Michelle Ferrell, Feb. 23, Keysville; Derrick Pugh, Feb. 26, Charlotte Court House; Carlos Jr. Venable, Feb. 26, Randolph; Rosa W. Pride, Feb. 28, Keysville. Good things happen when you just go for it. Happy birthday!

Anniversary wishes are offered to Michael and Mildred Culpeper, Feb. 23, 17 years, Concord. May God bless you with many more happy years together. Happy anniversary.

Get-well wishes to all of the sick and shut in. I hope you are well soon, up and about. You are in our prayers. Sending you well wishes for your quick recovery and good health.

Thought for the week: Stay strong. Your test will become your testimony. Your mess will become your message.


God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say thank you? It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.

News is due by 9 p.m. Friday. Any news received after this time will not be included in this column. 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