Category: History

Super Realistic!

HAVELOCK – Mark July 9 on your calendar – the date of eastern North Carolina’s largest ever scale model event! In addition to hundreds of museum quality models competing for prizes and trophies, there are now more than 45 tables…

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Intricacies of historic City Hall require pricey and unique elevator design

NEW BERN – Elected officials voted unanimously Tuesday night to finance a $4 million elevator project, which includes a host of related improvements, in order to bring this venerable building into compliance regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act. Although four…

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Heritage Homes Tour Offers Live Music & Working Artists

Two Days of Entertainment April 8 & 9 NEW BERN, NC, After a three year hiatus, the New Bern Historical Society’s Heritage Homes Tour is back on April 8 & 9.  And it’s back with a bang!  Nine very special…

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Actual Girders from 9-11 Focal Point of Commemoration

By Sandy Schulties | 9-11 Event Coordinator FAIRFIELD HARBOUR – We welcome everyone to join us at 8am on Saturday, September 11th at the Fairfield Harbour Fire Station/Community Center (585 Broad Creek Road, New Bern) where we will commemorate the…

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Young man loves old Bibles

BAYBORO – Trey Stewart, 27, describes himself as a caretaker of old Bibles – but only after he makes every attempt to locate the family of the original owners. Here, he shows off his oldest –  a large type edition…

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Everybody Else’s History . . .

Thank you S&H Green Stamps for my ‘spinning egg’ chair!

By Lisa Rice  ALLIANCE – Who remembers S&H Green Stamps? Raise your hand! Now, who still owns something that was purchased with green stamps? Raise your hand!  If you don’t remember them, the concept was that the more money you…

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Walls Come Tumbling Down | Oriental bids historic building a fond farewell

(Click on images to enlarge) CORNER OF BROAD & HODGES – A fancy new brick building was surely the pride and joy of this lazy little town way back in the early 1900s – when other structures went up with…

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Everybody Else’s History . . .

The mysterious case of whose hand got caught in the wringer!

By Lisa Rice ALLIANCE – Welcome back to what we are calling Everybody Else’s History – referring, of course, to our huge Man Cave here at the farm where we have been entrusted with literally THOUSANDS of strange and unusual…

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Memorial Day salute . . .

Another Forced March of World War II era

GERMANY – When people say ‘Death March’ those of us who have reached a certain age automatically think of the 60-mile Bataan Death March in the Phillippines. This article may surprise a lot of people to learn that there were…

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Everybody Else’s History | Old screen door brings back wonderful memories

By Lisa Rice ALLIANCE – Welcome back to ‘Everybody’s Else’s History.” Last time, we took a look at a ‘Granny Bench,’ which is a unique relic from yesteryear! Many people ask me what my favorite item is in my man…

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Lightning strike destroys ancient oak

VANCEBORO – On the corner of his parking lot, Chad Braxton of Kite’s Grocery stands next to a fresh scar on the trunk of this massive tree – evidence of Mother Nature’s power after a strike rocked the town on…

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