For most of us, there is no better place to buy fruits and vegetables than at a farmers’ market. These markets are not just venues for buying items but also provide an opportunity for us to learn how food is raised, allow visitors to experience local life, and serve as a spot for locals to discuss the latest community happenings with their neighbors.READ MORE ».
One step inside Ghost Harbor and I observed a detailed and considered décor that is comfortable and modern, belying its more humble early to mid-20th century “historic downtown main street” exterior appearance.READ MORE ».
Visitors and residents of Elizabeth City don’t have to travel beyond the corner of West Colonial Avenue and North Water Street to see one of these nostalgic murals. On the side of the historic McMullan Building, known locally as the ‘Old City Cut Rate Building,’ (117 North Water Street), is a Coca-Cola ghost sign.READ MORE ».
There’s something about Elizabeth City’s waterfront that attracts people seeking peace and inspiration. We see it all the time, from the boaters who dock at Mariners’ Wharf for a day or two’s rest before cruising on to their next destination, to the strollers, picnickers and painters who seek pretty vistas at Waterfront Park.READ MORE ».
It’s time once again for your annual dose of local history! The Elizabeth City Historic Neighborhood Association presents its 19th annual Historic Ghost Walk, October 9 and 10. This year’s combination house tour, history lesson, and live theater will feature Bootlegging, Prohibition and the Jazz Age in the Albemarle. All “ghosts” will appear at sites in Elizabeth City’s downtown historic district.READ MORE ».
Elizabeth City tourism folks had the pleasure of hosting reporter Scott Mason of WRAL-TV to the “Harbor of Hospitality” earlier this month. His assignment? To cover the wonderful I DO! Weddings of the Albemarle, 1831-2015 exhibit at the Museum of the Albemarle for his “Tar Heel Traveler” series. As you can see from this picture, Scott (in top hat) had a great time! And you can view his report by clicking on the link to this WRAL-TV Report .READ MORE ».
Calling all artists! Do you have a special painting of a local structure, landscape or other landmark that you’d like to place in competition? Arts of the Albemarle’s annual Landmark Show and Competition is returning for its 29th year in September. The competition is open to all two-dimensional works of art from artists 18 years of age or older.READ MORE ».
You’ve been to Elizabeth City’s First Friday ArtWalk, right? So you know there are lots of great artists to meet and venues to experience. But you see a friend on the sidewalk, start catching up and next thing you know, ArtWalk is almost over and you’re still in the same spot!READ MORE ».
It’s a fact. We love to have a good time here in Elizabeth City, especially in the summer when the sun goes down. That’s when you’ll find locals and visitors alike gathered along the green at Mariners’ Wharf.READ MORE ».