Memories of Pulling Tobacco, a Labor of Love

  written by T. EDWARD NICKENS PHOTOGRAPH BY NED LEARY Bobby Joe Fisher got it right, I think. But let me say this: I really don’t know what I’m talking about. We’re sitting at the McDonald’s in Battleboro, on U.S. Highway 301, right there at Wesleyan College, and he’s remembering all those times he rode … Continue reading Memories of Pulling Tobacco, a Labor of Love

Did the Lost Colony live at “Site X”? Clues point the way.

By Jeff Hampton The Virginian-Pilot ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. Evidence is mounting that at least part of John White’s lost colony may have ended up in Bertie County. Archaeologists have excavated 850 square feet of the tract in question and found dozens of artifacts including bale seals used to verify cloth quality; 16th-century nails; firing pans … Continue reading Did the Lost Colony live at “Site X”? Clues point the way.

Civil War buttons stolen from Brunswick historic site

  By Christina Haley on July 12, 2016 Three Civil War artifacts were stolen from the Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site during a break-in at the site early Sunday morning. The break-in was reported at the historic site located at 8884 St. Phillips Road, in Winnabow, at 2:17 a.m., according an incident report from the Brunswick County … Continue reading Civil War buttons stolen from Brunswick historic site

Colonial History Comes Alive in Halifax

By Patsy Pridgen,  Rocky Mount Telegram: Last week, I wrote about my delightful trip with the Rocky Mount Garden Club to Finch Nursery and the Leaning Tree in Bailey. The day after this excursion, I went on a very different one with a very different group. On a somewhat chilly, misty Friday, I explored Historic … Continue reading Colonial History Comes Alive in Halifax