Meet Enos Slaughter

Enos Slaughter wasn't a man who did what you expected. Born in Person County in 1916 he could've easily resigned himself to life working in a tobacco field. Instead, he turned his ambition and talents toward professional baseball. It was on this kind of field that he became legend.In 1938 Enos Slaughter joined the St. Louis Cardinals at age 22 and went on to become one of the greatest outfielders in the game's history. Known as "Country" to his friends, family and fellow players, Enos was a Southern Gentleman off the field and a fierce competitor on game day. He…... read more »


Where Genteel Southern Charm Clocks in Around 130 MPH

Hop in your car and drive 20 minutes north of Roxboro and you'll find one of the top six road courses in the United States. Virginia International Raceway has been a favorite among racers since 1957. Its high-speed straights, white-knuckle turns and dramatic elevation changes are unlike any other course out there.VIR, as is it commonly known, is America's first "Motorsport Resort." Here, Race enthusiasts and adrenaline junkies alike can find the perfect weekend escape. Spanning more than 1300 acres, the massive complex offers a unique combination of racetrack, skeet shooting, pistol and rifle ranges, karting, and now a Formula…... read more »


Cycling is Better in Person

A pedestrian steps off the curb and into the road without looking and promptly gets knocked flat by a passing cyclist. "You were really lucky there," says the cyclist. "What on earth are you talking about! That really hurt!" says the pedestrian, still on the pavement, rubbing his head. The cyclist replies, "Well, usually I drive a bus!" Joking aside, it's getting really crowded on some streets. So much so that in places like Chapel Hill, Durham and Raleigh cyclists are heading north to Person County for less traffic and more open road. To that end, we have put together…... read more »