Published 9:39 am Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Belated birthday wishes to Trevor Meadows, Feb. 6, Victoria and Hailey Powers, Feb. 17, Victoria.

Happy birthday wishes to Rosa W. Pride, Feb. 28, Keysville; George Brogdon, Feb. 28, Richmond; MadDelle Holt, Feb. 29, Brookneal; Robenia Farrar, March 1,New Jersey; Jayveon Wilborn, March 1, South Boston; Martha Gee Harris, March 1, Delle City; Viola White, March 1, Charlotte Court House; Alexis Wilmouth, March 2, Drakes Branch; Mattie Currin, March 3, Saxe; Rosa Marie Taylor, March 3, Pennsylvania; Geneva Smith Younger, March 3, Roanoke; Robert Faulkner, March 3, Charlotte Court House; Taylor Mosley, March 4, Scottsburg; Donna Bunn, March 4, Mt. Laurel; Peggy Inge, March 4, Saxe; Alex Gee, March 4, Charlotte Court House. I wish you many more happy birthdays. Happy birthday.

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

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

Thought for the week: Never forget who was there for you when no one else was.

Anniversary wishes to Ross and Mattie Currin, March 1, 38 years Saxe and Junior and Julia Mosley, March 2, Randolph. I wish each of you many more happy years together with God’s Blessings.

Congratulations to James and Sarah Napier of Drakes Branch on the birth of their baby girl, Ava Grace Napier, Nov. 11, 2017, Drakes Branch.

Old 26 Store in Saxe is under new management, check it out and support your community.


There is no substitute for hard work. I’m a great believer in luck and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it. It’s important to know that hard work doesn’t move mountains, exacting work moves mountains. When you live for a strong purpose, then hard work isn’t an option. It’s a necessity.

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