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October 2014

2nd Annual 300 Years of

2nd Annual 300 Years of Haunts – Ghost Walk Tour Friday, October 17 and Saturday, October 18 6 – 8 pm – leave on the 1⁄2 hour Haunts Headquarters – 504 South Broad Street Tickets: $10 Edenton-Chowan Chamber of Commerce 252-482-3400/800-775-0111 Proceeds to Benefit the John A. Holmes International Studies Club Phone # : 2527226078 Huge selection of Miniatures for dollhouse. Large portion is SHACKMAN. Come check them out at 112 North Road Street. Across from Muddys, downtown Elizabeth City, NC. For more information: www.facebook.com/300yearsofhaunts “It isn’t so much that liberals are ignorant. It’s just that they know so many things that aren’t so.” - Ronald Reagan

Ghost Walk 2014 Pays Homage to World War II By Marjorie Berry 18 th Annual Historic The Historic Elizabeth City Ghost Walk marks its 18th year with a salute to the local men and women of The Greatest Generation and their contributions to the war effort. Ghost Walk 2014: World War II in the Albemarle, takes place the evenings of October 10 and 11, from 5:30 to 9:30 each evening. Eight sites are included on this year’s Ghost Walk—six downtown and two on Riverside. Headquarters will be The Center, Arts of the Albemarle, at 516 E. Main Street, where attendees can purchase tickets and Ghost Walk souvenirs. Tickets are $12; $10 with military ID. Complementary transportation is provided between sites. Here is a round-up of this year’s ghosts and their sites: The ghost of young Virginia Newbern Chapin will appear in the house where she was born, 606 West Main Street. A civilian worker at the Elizabeth City Naval Air Station, she’ll recall the excitement of wartime Elizabeth City, as well as the deprivations of the homefront. Andrew “Salt” Williams appears at 501 West Church Street. A retired educator, he’ll tell about his service in the Tuskegee Project, and how playing baseball for the Tuskegee Army Airfield Warhawks helped lead to postwar segregation. The ghost of Hertford resident Jack Hoffler, the youngest soldier in the D-Day invasion, haunts 409 West Church Street. He’ll tell how he enlisted at age 14, and what he had to do to meet the Navy’s weight requirements. Flight instructor Joe Flickinger makes a ghostly appearance at Museum of the Albemarle, 501 S. Water Street. He’ll tell how he helped train Russian pilots to fly seaplanes in Elizabeth City as an unofficial part of Project Zebra. The museum has graciously displayed some of Flickinger’s wartime artifacts, including his flight jacket and goggles, to accompany his appearance. Meet President Franklin D. Roosevelt at 749 Riverside Avenue. He’ll tell of his 1937 visit to Elizabeth City en route to see “The Lost Colony” in Manteo. War clouds were darkening the horizon even as local citizens lined Main Street to cheer his motorcade through town. The ghost of Archie Sanders haunts the Elizabeth City Shipyard site on Riverside Avenue. He’ll tell how his yard produced more sub-chasers for the Navy than any other civilian shipyard in America. He’ll receive a visit from his wife Cissy, who often christened the ships as they came off the rails. Senator Melvin Daniels makes a ghostly appearance at 701 East Main Street. He’ll tell about life on the Outer Banks during World War II, when torpedoes and burning ships on the ocean livened up many a night at the Nags Head Casino. Not to be missed is the USO Show at Arts of the Albemarle’s McGuire Theatre, 516 East Main Street. Local thespian Mary Cherry has put together a spectacle of song, dance, and nostalgia that will take you back to the days of the Big Band Era. Get a jump on the weekend’s events with a Sneak Preview production of the USO Show Thursday, October 9. Starting at 7 pm, the preview includes free hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Admission is $5.00 at the door. Both evenings, Elizabeth City Downtown, Inc. will be serving up soup and sandwiches at a World War II style Mess Hall in the former Super 10 building on Main Street, just up the block from Ghost Walk Headquarters. Food will be served from 5 to 9 pm, and entertainment will be provided. Cost is $5. Beer and wine will be available for purchase at the “Officers’ Club” at that location. In keeping with the wartime theme, there will be a special presentation of the World War II movie “Hellcats of the Navy” at Mariner’s Wharf on Tuesday, October 7. Starring Ronald Reagan and Nancy Davis, the show starts at 7:30 pm, and admission is free. Attendees are invited to bring a lawn chair or blanket. Ghost Walk tickets are not transferable, but a ticket may be used over the course of both nights. It is preferable to visit some sites one night and some the other, if possible, to more leisurely enjoy all the sites. Don’t miss Ghost Walk 2014: World War II in the Albemarle. A historically good time awaits! GET READY FOR A WINNING COMBINATION. Mailboxes • Packing & Shipping • Printing Check out everything we do at The UPS Store ® . We offer services that make life easier and help keep businesses running smoothly. 5561 N Croatan Hwy Kitty Hawk, NC 27949 252-255-3397 store3685@theupsstore.com Hours: Mon-Fri 8:30-5:30 Sat 9:00-12:00 Sun closed Copyright © 2012 Mail Boxes Etc., Inc. C42E353414 04.12 October 10 & 11, 2014 • 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. For more information, logon to www.historicghostwalk.org Ghost Walk Headquarters: The Center/Arts of the Albemarle, 516 E. Main Street Tickets are $12 ($10 with Military ID), and are available at Arts of the Albemarle, Muddy Waters (100 W. Main St.), Sponsored in part by: Artwork by Patrick Detwiler Artwork by Patrick Detwiler