Elizabeth City NC

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Pilot Program Allows Hunters to Sign Up for Duck Blinds Before Hunts

Pilot Program Allows Hunters to Sign Up for Duck Blinds Before Hunts

RALEIGH, NC Nov. 18, 2014 — A pilot program that allows hunters to sign up for waterfowl blinds when they apply for permits is earning high marks from hunters who are participating in the program. The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission implemented the pilot program last fall on three game lands in the coastal region — the North River Game Land, which is located in Camden and Currituck counties; J. Morgan Futch Game Land in Tyrrell County, and Goose Creek Game Land in Beaufort and Pamlico counties. Wildlife Commission staff installed 28 blinds on the game lands: three on North River; 20 on J. Morgan Futch and five on the Spring Creek impoundment on Goose Creek. The blinds can accommodate three […]

NC Marine Debris Symposium News: Fall 2014
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NC Marine Debris Symposium News: Fall 2014

Marine debris is a problem that continues to grow.  Our waterways and oceans are constantly polluted with a wide variety of marine debris ranging from polystyrene trays and plastic bags to derelict fishing equipment and abandoned boats. Marine life, such as several Fish species, Whales, Sharks, Sea Turtles, and Birds have been known to ingest marine debris or become entangled in marine debris, which may lead to injury, intestinal blockage, and death.  Marine debris is an Eastern North Carolina concern not only because of the threats to our native wildlife, our ecosystem and our own health, but it also washes up on beaches and shorelines degrading the environment, and effecting our local economy and tourism. Local cooperation and regional partnership is needed to create public awareness while developing ways to […]

What’s Happening This Weekend Across North Carolina?

What’s Happening This Weekend Across North Carolina?

Culture Around Every Corner: October 8-11 RALEIGH, NC Oct. 7, 2014 – A celebration of Revolutionary War music and dance in Halfiax, behind-the-scenes Battleship tours in Wilmington and a mountain militia muster in Weaverville are just a few of the opportunities for fun and discovery you’ll find this weekend with the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources. The fun and learning start Thursday when the N.C. Maritime Museum in Beaufort hosts an informal lunchtime chat about a French merchant ship’s role in the American Revolution. Later that day, the Museum of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City will give visitors a behind-the-scenes look at its 1888 steam-powered fire engine and the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston-Salem will host a special screening of a series of films by […]

Summer Fun: School Days at the Museum of the Albemarle

Summer Fun: School Days at the Museum of the Albemarle

August 13, 2014 10:00 am to 2:00 pm   ELIZABETH CITY, NC August 11, 2014 – Get ready to go back to school by taking a trip to a schoolroom of the past.   In conjunction with the Museum of the Albemarle’s “Under Both Flags: Civil War in the Albemarle” and “Discover the Civil War through Photography” we will give a glimpse of a school day during the 1860s. Check out the difference between school rules of the past and your school rules today. A classroom will be set up to represent a one-room school taught. Read from McGuffey’s Readers, solve arithmetic problems on a slate and “make your manners” to the schoolmarm. Watch out, though! You might be crowned with […]

The Edenton Ladies: Women, Tea, and Politics in Revolutionary North Carolina

The Edenton Ladies: Women, Tea, and Politics in Revolutionary North Carolina

Cynthia Kierner, Ph.D.   ELIZABETH CITY, NC August 11, 2014 – Join the Museum of the Albemarle for a lecture and book signing for the upcoming exhibit “Steeped in Time”on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 10 a.m. Cynthia S. Kierner, Ph.D., History Professor and Ph.D. Program Director at George Mason University will present The Edenton Tea Ladies: Women, Tea, and Politics in Revolutionary North Carolina. Dr. Kierner’s talk is based on the essay she wrote for the book North Carolina Women: Their Lives and Times, Volume I. Dr. Kierner is a specialist in the fields of early America, women and gender, and early southern history, she is the author or editor of eight books, including Scandal at Bizarre: Rumor and […]

Historic Roanoke River Lighthouse Re-Opens in August

Historic Roanoke River Lighthouse Re-Opens in August

EDENTON, NC August 5, 2014 – History buffs and others will be rewarded after years of waiting for the restoration and public opening of the Roanoke River Lighthouse. The circa 1886 building will formally open on Aug. 15, at 10 a.m., but a special sneak peek will be offered Aug. 7 for a National Lighthouse Day Celebration. Admission is free on both days.   On Thursday, Aug. 7, staff of the Historic Edenton State Historic Site will be at Colonial Park in front of the lighthouse 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to discuss the building and the restoration project. Tours from 2 p.m. to 4 p. m. will offer a look at the building interior before the finishing touches are […]

Museum of the Albemarle: At The Movies! For Kids

Museum of the Albemarle: At The Movies! For Kids

ELIZABETH CITY, NC August 5, 2014 – Come in and cool off at the Museum of the Albemarle on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 1 p.m. for an afternoon at the movies. Watch the movie the Swiss Family Robinson and learn that hard work and inventiveness can help you adapt to new environments. Free Family Program For More Information Call 252-335-1453     The Museum of the Albemarle is located at 501 S. Water Street, Elizabeth City, NC. (252)335-1453. www.museumofthealbemarle.com. Find us on Facebook! Hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Closed Sundays, Mondays and State Holidays. Serving Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hertford, Hyde, Northampton, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell and Washington counties, the Museum is the […]

Museum of the Albemarle: Paint and Cookie

Museum of the Albemarle: Paint and Cookie

ELIZABETH CITY, NC August 5, 2014 – The Museum of the Albemarle will be the site of Paint and Cookie: Under the Sea theme on Friday, August 15, 2014 from 3:30-5 p.m. The Museum and Serenity Studio Arts will join forces in creating a mixed-media canvas.   Elementary age students will use paint, paper, and found objects to create a mixed-media masterpiece on canvas.   The masterpieces created by participants during the workshop will be highlighted at Serenity Studio Arts on September 5, 2014 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. for 1st Friday Art Walk. Limited space and supply fee required.   For More Information Call 252-335-1453 The Museum of the Albemarle is located at 501 S. Water Street, Elizabeth City, NC. (252)335-1453. […]

Wilson Tobs Game in Edenton Cancelled

Wilson Tobs Game in Edenton Cancelled

Tobs In Playoffs with .500 Record WILSON, NC August 4, 2014 – The final regular season game, scheduled against the Edenton Steamers in Edenton, has been cancelled and will not be made up. This means the Wilson Tobs end the season at .500 with a 27-27 record and the three seed in the CPL Playoffs. The Tobs will have tomorrow off before playing host to the Edenton Steamers for Game One of their three game series. The entirety of the Tobs’ playoff run is sponsored by Greenlight with first pitch scheduled for 7:05 P.M. and gates opening at 6 P.M. The Tobs will then hit the road to take on the Steamers in Edenton on Thursday and again on Friday if […]

Museum of the Albemarle needs Volunteer Speakers for upcoming programs

Museum of the Albemarle needs Volunteer Speakers for upcoming programs

ELIZABETH CITY, NC July 29, 2014 – The Museum of the Albemarle is preparing its 2015 schedule of speakers for two monthly programs and is seeking presenters. Back to the Past with at 21st Century Twist is held every first Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. and may include a demonstration. History for Lunch is held every first Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. and ends at approximately 1 p.m.  If you are interested in presenting a session during one of these programs, please contact the education department at the museum.   Please include your name, a brief biography, and contact information. Also include the title and brief description of your presentation. All contacts will be considered and notified by October 15, 2014. For […]

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