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Fossil Hunting and the Fossil Museum in Aurora, N.C.

Dig for Fossils in Aurora, North Carolina Big kids and little kids like to dig in the dirt. When I was growing up on the farm here in eastern North Carolina, if we dug deep enough we could find a fossil. It was so exciting to get those remnants from the past and to know… Click to read more about Fossils and the Fossil Museum in Aurora, NC

Black Bear Festival in Plymouth, NC

No matter what you think about bears, when someone says, “I saw a bear,” you listen. Increasingly, we are beginning to see bears here in eastern North Carolina. They are mostly in the mountains and coastal regions – bears love our coastal pocosin habitat. In one of the articles I read, eastern North Carolina was… Click to read more about Black Bears and the Black Bear Festival in eastern NC

The Hen and The Hog Restaurant in Halifax, NC, is a wonderful surprise. I love to explore local gems and this one is perfect. The restaurant is located in an old hardware store and the old floors remain – no trendy marble tiles here. But don’t be fooled – this is an upscale place; it just… Read more about Hen & Hog

The most easterly Barn Quilt on North Carolina’s Quilt Trail is on the Pack House barn at Big Mill B&B in Williamston, NC. I just love it! I used to go to Quilting Bees with my mother when I was a child. I would play under the quilt all by myself. There were no other… Click to read more about Barn Quilts and Miss Chloe’s LaMoyne Star …

Ocracoke Lighthouse on the Outer Banks

Built in 1823, the Ocracoke Lighthouse is North Carolina’s oldest lighthouse still in use. In fact, Ocracoke Lighthouse is the second oldest lighthouse still in use in the entire United States, although this is controversial. It has been in constant use since 1823, except for a brief period during the Civil War when the Rebels dismantled the… Click to Read More about the Ocracoke Lighthouse

Somerset Place Plantation

Somerset Place Plantation in Creswell, NC, is off the beaten path. In 1860, Somerset Place Plantation near Creswell, NC had 328 slaves, making it the third largest plantation in North Carolina.  At one time it encompassed 100,000 acres of land and swamp sitting on the shores of Lake Phelps right in the Great Dismal Swamp of… To read more about Somersest click here

The Church Moved by the Hand of God

There is a small wood frame church in Swan Quarter, North Carolina, that was truthfully moved by the hand of God. In 1874, members of this small congregation in eastern North Carolina tried in vain to buy a piece of land from a Mr. Sam Sadler in order to build a church. This lot was… Click to find out what happened next – it’s quite amazing!

Post Office Murals – Depression Era Art

All across North Carolina there are some hidden art gems on the walls of old post office buildings. Here in eastern North Carolina, in this small town of Williamston, we have a real art jewel.  The First Flight mural was painted in 1940 on the wall of the post office on Main Street, and it… Read more about WPA Post Office murals

The 3 Lives of Bodie Island Lighthouse

Bodie Island Lighthouse – a Beacon for Seamen since 1848 Bodie Island Lighthouse was constructed in 1848 on North Carolina’s Outer Banks near Oregon Inlet – but it had to be abandoned in 1859 because the foundation was shifting. And for those who don’t know – it is pronounced body, like all the bodies that… Read more about Bodie Island Lighthouse

Martin Supply, an Old Timey Hardware Store

I love old hardware and farm stores but they are fast-disappearing lost treasures  Martin Supply has been in Williamston, NC for as long as I can remember. It is one of those old-time feed stores that’s disappearing all across the U.S.A. When you walk in the front door you know you have entered a time past… Read more about Martin Supply Old time store