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January 2015

Enjoy a Rejuvenating

Enjoy a Rejuvenating Winter in Elizabeth City By Charlotte Underwood Chilly temps shouldn’t keep you from experiencing new travels. The winter months are a good time to visit Elizabeth City. Rejuvenate body and soul with a stay in one of our cozy lodgings, coupled with any-or all-of these fun excursions: Step back in time at the Museum of the Albemarle. A branch of the N.C. Museum of History, the museum is packed with more than 750 artifacts, beautifully interpreted and displayed in the Our Story exhibit. Look for: the canon recovered from the ship purported to be Blackbeard’s Queen Anne’s Revenge; a miniature replica of the James Adams Floating Theatre, the inspiration for author Edna Ferber’s popular novel, “Show Boat”; a horse-drawn “steam pumper” fire engine; and a 1954 Moth Boat that originated in Elizabeth City. Take a winter walk at the Dismal Swamp State Park. There are nearly 17 miles of trails in this park that fronts the historic Dismal Swamp Canal. The season’s bare branches make it an excellent site for spotting both birds and views. When you’re ready to warm up, head to the park visitor’s center, where you can tour exhibits that interpret the history and biological make up of the famous swamp. Hit the shops! Elizabeth City boasts charming clothing boutiques, home décor shops, art galleries and a fabulous locally-owned bookstore, among other finds. The friendly person behind the counter is probably the owner, so say hello-and tell ‘em The Wayfarer sent you! Get in touch with your inner artist at The Center at Arts of the Albemarle. Housed in the historic 1897 Lowry-Chesson building, The Center is just what the name implies-the hub of all things art in Elizabeth City. See who’s exhibiting in the changing Jaquelin Jenkins gallery, featuring work by well-known regional artists. Then check the schedule to see what’s on tap in the second-floor Maguire Theatre, home to EC’s resident Encore Theatre Company and The Center Players. Be sure to check the lobby display cases where you can purchase an original piece of art. Linger over lunch or dinner at one of our independently-owned restaurants. From freshshucked oysters to an expertly-prepared steak, there’s an entrée for every taste. Ask about local music too. Many eateries host local musicians for a fun night out! Plan now to join us for a winter weekend. Chart your course and make your reservations online at www.DiscoverElizabethCity.com. Your local computer repair store. From Laptop Repair to virus removal we do it all. Located in Elizabeth City NC. 252-562-0987 Albemarle Tradewinds has never required contracts from it’s clients. 22 Albemarle Tradewinds January 2015 albemarletradewinds.com

The Sons of the American Revolution Date: Thursday, January 15, 2015 Time: 7pm Location: The Historic 1767 Chowan County Courthouse Speaker: George Mewborn Topic: “The Tuscarora War and Fort Nooherooka” Largely forgotten, the Tuscarora War and the fighting at Fort Nooherooka triggered a change in colonial America that scattered and divided the Tuscarora Indian tribe. Mewborn will bring the story of the war and the major battle fought at Nooherooka. Mewborn’s family has owned the land on which the fort was located since the early 1900’s. For more information call 252-219-2087 The Elizabeth II shines bright for the holiday season- The 16th century representative ship, whose homeport is Roanoke Island Festival Park, is a magical site across from the Manteo waterfront. The attraction will be closed December 24, 25, 26 but will reopen on Saturday, Dec 27-31, just in time for some adventure and fun for the entire family. The family attraction celebrates the first English settlement in America. Climb aboard the Elizabeth II, and interact with costumed sailors. Live the life of a settler in the Settlement Site. Discover 400 years of history in the interactive Adventure Museum and experience the American Indian Town exhibits. (252) 475-1500 roanokeisland.com. (Photo by Lisa A. Griggs) Free 24 hour news at albemarletradewinds.com Thank you Virginia Pilot for your news feed. facebook.com/AlbemarleTradingPost Albemarle Tradewinds January 2015 23