Saxe and Drakes Branch news

Published 9:32 am Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Birthday wishes are sent to Shenika Gee, March 24, Georgia; Charlie Smith, March 25, Roanoke; Ernest Jones, March 25, Drakes Branch; Marcus Friend, March 25, Drakes Branch; Tracy Spencer, March 26, Charlotte Court House; Marques Spencer, March 26, Cumberland; Sheila Barksdale, March 28, Halifax. May a happy bright star always light your path. Happy birthday!

Get-well wishes to all of the sick and shut in. Get-well wishes to Irene Rickmond, of Saxe. I hope all of you are well soon, up and about. You are in our prayers.

Thought for the week: When you love someone, you don’t judge them. You leave it there. Just be happy that their future belongs to you.


If you keep your mouth shut you will never put your foot in it. Silence is the mother of truth. If you don’t say anything, you won’t be called on to repeat it. Silence is the ultimate weapon of power. Great souls endure in silence. The more you know, the less you need to say.

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Virginia Freeman is a community columnist for The Charlotte Gazette. Her email address is