Final Destination ~ Position of Purposed Perfect Peace

“Good” people, even great people, and those who are the very best at their craft can suffer from addictions. It doesn’t matter what path they took or the winding roads that they chose to travel on, they, too, are children of God.  These folk, no doubt, can have an extremely intimate relationship with Him, as…

Rise

“Very truly I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds.” (John 12:24) As my mind moved toward the Easter holiday, my spirit seemed to be a little sluggish. My mother is not physically here for…

Remembering Mama 💜

The phone call was at 10:51 a.m., Sunday, February 21st. It has only been two weeks, and it feels like just yesterday. The pain is tremendous. I know what it feels like, yet again, to literally have your heart aching. I feel a little lost, like I’m floundering most days, but I thank God each…

Kim Rascoe ~ “I Am Bertie Black History”

~Kim Rascoe~ Principal, CITI High School, Nash County Public Schools After a short stint as an assistant principal in one of the largest school districts in eastern North Carolina, Kimberly “Kim” Rascoe became a principal of a new educational concept for the county, CITI (Center for Industry, Technology & Innovation) High School. As the school…

Rick Brandon ~”I Am Bertie Black History”

~Rick Brandon ~ Founder/Owner Brandon’s Restoration Services Rick Brandon is the comsumate business owner–A resourceful human being and structured risk-taker, who built and perfected his ‘brand’ from ground-up. College wasn’t his foundational footing, but ambition, drive and faith were. No matter how we ‘sauce’ it up, your gift to the world may not be packaged…

Tonza D. Ruffin ~ “I Am Bertie Black History”

~Tonza D. Ruffin ~ Attorney/Author/Entrepreneur Tonza D. Ruffin was not born and raised in Bertie County, but both of her parents were. She moved from New York to North Carolina in her elementary grade years, however, she returned as a high schooler, graduating from Bertie High School. Although the beautiful culture of Bertie County wasn’t…

Happy Valentine’s Day❣

Let’s… Love stronger Love deeper Love with a Godly heart Love this way a little more each day Simply remembering to…. Love God Love People Just…. Don’t stop Loving❣ Peace & Blessings & Love, Lisa B

William “DD” Hoggard ~ “I Am Bertie Black History”

~William “DD” Hoggard ~ NC State University Athletics / Former NFL Player Skipping his first name, as like some celebrities, only the nickname is needed— He is fondly known by everyone as simply, “DD.” Whether “DD” Hoggard or William Hoggard, either is a name of a phenomenal man with a phenomenal spirit.  As you peruse…

The Honorable Vershenia Ballance-Moody ~ “I Am Bertie Black History”

~Vershenia Ballance-Moody ~ District Court Judge, District 6 Vershenia Ballance-Moody was born, raised and educated in Bertie County. Her post-collegiate path lead her from North Carolina to New York, but thankfully God navigated her back to Eastern North Carolina. As you read this interview, it will be evident that Vershenia’s intellect, drive and determination could…

Dr. Otis L. Smallwood ~ “I Am Bertie Black History”

~Dr. Otis L. Smallwood ~ Superintendent, Bertie County Schools Dr. Otis Smallwood, a former student of Bertie County Schools, could have chosen to share his leadership talents, being at the helm, with any other school district. Yet, he opted to return to his foundational roots, to impact and nurture the lives of students and families…