This asset in the heart of Yanceyville although started as an entrepreneurial incubator, has truly become the place to be in Yanceyville.   As the workplace has evolved with the pandemic allowing many to work from home, Caswell County has been a desirable location for many families relocating a more calm and serene rural life.  CoSquare provides a place for the professional that are moving here, to have it all. 

The upcoming event promises to have something for everyone.  There are over 120 vendors signed up with a wide variety of food, fun and opportunities for community fellowship.

The artisan/crafter area will be up and down Main Street and around Court Square.  This year there are numerous crafters displaying their wares from our area but a considerable number from outside the region that are excited to be here for the event.  Interspersed among the crafters will be small commercial businesses and individuals.  Our local area credit unions, ACE Home & Building Center, Bucks & Bass and The Flying Disc Company are among those. 

There were offerings like plants and terrariums, hand-made crocheted items, nail painting services, art items and baked goods. And to top the actual youth market, each young person was asked to go up on stage and provide a quickone-to-two-minute commercial about their offerings so the audience would know that they had to sell.The adults at the event were very impressed at the courage these young people had getting up on the stage and speaking so well to the crowd.

Nothing is more exciting to a chamber director than learning of local talent that has been out of the area for a while and has chosen to return back to Caswell in order to better the community, be closer to family, and experience the quieter rural lifestyle we who live here all enjoy.

Despite last week being one of storms and rain, the annual Caswell County Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament made it off without out a hitch. Late in the afternoon, the sun peaked out and beautiful blue skies ended the day. The Caswell Pines Golf Club hosted the event last Thursday, May 26. With the venue under new management, the golfers enjoyed being able to use brand new golf carts and take a peak at the newly refurbished grill room.

Growing up here in Caswell County, Irvin went to Bartlett Yancey and then went on to graduate from NC State.  His father was already in the insurance business and upon graduation form college, he encouraged Irvin to come and work a bit until he figured out what he was ‘really’ going to do with his career.

On a spring Tuesday, April 5, 2022, there will be a gathering at the Thomas Day House Museum in Milton and all are invited.  The businesses and organization there have gotten together along with the Caswell County Chamber of Commerce to organize a complimentary breakfast for the community. 

How often do we see quotes on motivation, leadership, encouragement, and inspiration?  If you are online, chances are you run across these daily.  A positive message like that can change the trajectory of your day and leave you wanting to make a positive difference in the world. 

For some time now there has been an interest in the community to have some type of a spring festival for the community.  This April 22 that is coming to life.  On Friday, April 22, Earth Day, a group of community organizations are coordinating the first Caswell Earth Day Kids Festival.  The week prior, the children will be out of school for Easter/Spring break and this year, there will be some exciting activities that they may enjoy experiencing.

As the baby boomers continue to age and need care in the final years, there is a greater demand for care for our elders.  Thankfully not all need to be in a nursing home and many desire to remain at home but need some additional assistance during the day to help with day-to-day activities. According to RuralHealthInfo.org, approximately 30% of older adults receive caregiving for health or reasons such as household chores or transportation, and adult children were the largest group of caregivers.

On a Sunday afternoon, an appointment was made by Sista’s Touch Salon owner, Pennie Allen, me and two of Pennie’s newest team members, Anisha Hollway and Jazmere Mims.  The purpose of the meeting was to visit with these two new graduates from Piedmont Community College having recently completed their cosmetology program certificates to interview for this short article. It was a great way to spend some time on a Sunday afternoon as these two young professionals left me with a very positive outlook on the youth in our community.  

I’s all about Caswell’ said Lori Wilson, also known as the Tooth Fairy in Disguise.  It is always fun to run into people that are excited about Caswell County and shining a positive light on the community.  And a bright light it is. Maybe you have heard about or seen the Caswell County tooth fairy lady around from time to time.

Daniel Crisson began his career in the heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) industry working for a company in Burlington, NC.  For several years, Daniel continued to have more and more requests from the community for assistance with various challenges with HVAC systems especially in modular and mobile home systems.  After work and on the weekends, he would assist people in the area with their air and heating issues.  Daniel began to think that he could probably start his own service and specialize in the modular and mobile home niche.