Elizabeth City NC

Entertainment, sports and recreation news and events for Elizabeth City, North Carolina including the Museum of the Albemarle.

Washington County farmer supports local library through America’s Farmers Grow Communities

Washington County farmer supports local library through America’s Farmers Grow Communities

PLYMOUTH, NC Feb. 21, 2014 – Local farmer Heber A. Respass has directed a $2,500 donation to the Washington County Library. Funded by America’s Farmers Grow Communities, the donation will help the organization purchase adjustable shelving, which will allow them to store taller books. Respass is a proud supporter of the library, and appreciates the education they provide for all age groups. Thanks to the support of farmers like Mr. Respass, more than $3.2 million is being directed to nonprofits in 1,289 counties in 39 states. According to Respass, the library starts teaching young children through reading programs that deal with agriculture. “As a rural community, farming is the largest industry. We use the library to educate regarding agriculture,” he […]

“P. W. Moore:  NOT a Biography – Highlights of his Service to Elizabeth City” at the Museum of the Albemarle

“P. W. Moore: NOT a Biography – Highlights of his Service to Elizabeth City” at the Museum of the Albemarle

“P. W. Moore:  NOT a Biography – Highlights of his Service to Elizabeth City” Presented by Glen Bowman, Ph.D.   ELIZABETH CITY, NC Feb. 14, 2014 – Museum of the Albemarle will host Glen Bowman, Ph.D. on Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 2:15 p.m. in the Gaither Auditorium.  Dr. Bowman will present P. W. Moore:  NOT a Biography – Highlights of his Service to Elizabeth City.    The presentation will address Moore’s service to the Elizabeth City community, his emphasis on the church, his work in banking, and also his tireless work in the name of education.  Peter Wedderick Moore, 1859-1934, was one of the area’s most renowned educators.  A graduate of Shaw, he was the first principal of Elizabeth […]

The Story of Rosenwald Schools in Hertford County, NC at the Museum of the Albemarle

The Story of Rosenwald Schools in Hertford County, NC at the Museum of the Albemarle

“CHILDREN GO WHERE I SEND YOU” The Story of Rosenwald Schools in Hertford County, NC.   ELIZABETH CITY, NC Feb. 14, 2014 – Join the Museum of the Albemarle on Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 1 p.m. in the Gaither Auditorium as Carolina Stephenson and Jochen Kunstler present “Children Go Where I Send You:  The Story of Rosenwald Schools in Hertford County, NC”.  The documentary tells the story of the historic Mill Neck School in Hertford County, North Carolina. In August of 2011, Hurricane Irene severely damaged the roof of the school, leaving much of the interior exposed to the elements.  Members of Mill Neck Missionary Baptist Church, to whom the school belongs, were at a crossroads.  Should they tear […]

Museum of the Albemarle Bonsai Workshop

Museum of the Albemarle Bonsai Workshop

Bonsai Workshop ELIZABETH CITY, NC Feb. 13, 2014 – For the beginner to intermediate individual interested in bonsai, join the Museum of the Albemarle on Saturday, March 1, 2014 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. for a Bonsai Workshop.  Participants will create a scene using clump style Japanese maple, rocks, and soil. Root pruning and scene composition will be taught as well as wiring and other background instruction.  The workshop shop will be led by Randy McKinney of Virginia Beach.  Limited space, registration and supply fee required. Supply Fee:     Pay by February 20, 2014, $45 per person; $42 for FOMOA members. Pay after February 20, 2014, $48 per person; $45 for FOMOA members. For More Information call 252-335-1453   […]

Eastern NC Red Cross Prepares for Winter Storm

Eastern NC Red Cross Prepares for Winter Storm

Tips to Stay Safe during Winter Weather EASTERN, NC, Feb. 11, 2014 – As the southeast once again braces for winter storms, the Eastern NC Region of the American Red Cross is preparing to respond if needed.  Five teams of Red Cross shelter volunteers are on standby in the Cape Fear, Coastal Carolina and Onslow County Chapter areas in the event that shelters need to be opened.   Emergency Response Vehicle (ERV) crews are also on standby to drive Red Cross disaster relief vehicles located in Wilmington, New Bern, Goldsboro, Rocky Mount, and Elizabeth City.  These vehicles can be mobilized to transport and distribute food, drinks, and supplies into disaster affected areas when travel becomes safe. With several inches of snow […]

Harriet Jacobs of Edenton and Her Compelling Life Story

Harriet Jacobs of Edenton and Her Compelling Life Story

RALEIGH, NC Feb. 11, 2014 – On February 11, 1813, fugitive slave, writer and abolitionist Harriet Jacobs was born in Edenton. Jacobs spent her childhood unaware of her station in life but, when her white mistress, Margaret Horniblow, died in 1825, she and her brother John were willed to Horniblow’s 3-year-old niece, Mary Norcom, and were placed under the control of Norcom’s father, Dr. James Norcom. After suffering years of physical abuse and sexual harassment at the hands of Norcom, Jacobs fled in 1835 and went into hiding in the attic of her paternal grandmother, Molly Horniblow, a free black woman living in Edenton a block away from Norcom. According to Jacobs’ memoir, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, published in 1861, […]

Thurgood Marshall College Fund Pledges Scholarships for ECSU Students

Thurgood Marshall College Fund Pledges Scholarships for ECSU Students

CHAPEL HILL, NC January 31, 2014 – University of North Carolina President Thomas W. Ross announced today that the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) will join efforts to support the retention and graduation of students at Elizabeth City State University. TCMF has pledged $150,000 to provide scholarships for eligible students who are in their junior or senior year and need financial support to graduate.  To qualify as a TMCF Scholar, students must have a 3.0 or higher grade-point average and be in good standing at the institution.   In making the announcement, Ross said:  “In recent months we’ve been working with Chancellor (Charles) Becton and his leadership team to help ECSU address enrollment declines and significant state budget reductions,” said […]

Updated North Carolina State Historical Venues Closings for Jan. 28

Updated North Carolina State Historical Venues Closings for Jan. 28

North Carolina State Historical Venues Closings for Jan. 28 RALEIGH, NC January 28, 2014 – Due to adverse weather conditions, several N.C. State Historic Sites and museums within the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources are closed today. They include: Closings:               East            Battleship North Carolina, Wilmington — reopens Thursday            Fort Fisher, Kure Beach Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, Hatteras Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson, Winnabow Museum of the Albemarle, Elizabeth City — closing at 4 p.m. Tuesday; reopens                Thursday N.C. Maritime Museum, Beaufort N.C. Maritime Museum, Southport — reopens Thursday Outer Banks History Center, Manteo — reopens Thursday Tryon Palace, New Bern — reopens Wednesday at 11 a.m.   Piedmont Alamance Battleground, […]

Black History Month Programs Presented by the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources

Black History Month Programs Presented by the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources

RALEIGH, NC January 16, 2014 – A sampling of multiple and varied experiences of African-American life will be celebrated in recognition of Black History Month by divisions within the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources. The joyful chorus of gospel choirs, the plaintive laments of slave narratives, and the fight for equality by America’s first black Marines are among the month’s offerings.   The African-American Cultural Celebration at the N.C. Museum of History is the Jan. 25 kickoff event for the department’s celebration. The free program from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. offers a dizzying array of performances of drama, literature and music; discussions of black enterprise and film; roving performers; chefs and food historians; artisans and even a female NASCAR […]

Museum of the Albemarle: Tea and Scones with the Queen

Museum of the Albemarle: Tea and Scones with the Queen

ELIZABETH CITY, NC January 13, 2014 – Join the Museum of the Albemarle on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. for a lecture by local fiber artist Katherine Wassink.  The Museum of the Albemarle will honor the portrait of Queen Elizabeth I (ca. 1593) that appears in Our Story.  Recent research and careful analysis of the oil painting yielded extraordinary information regarding the item’s age and its painter.  Come and learn more about the portrait currently on loan from the Elizabethan Gardens through March 2014.