February 17, 2018


Virginia Noblitt Matthews will never meet the children who receive her surgical hats, but she hopes the vibrant hats will bring smiles to their faces at a challenging time in their lives.

“It is a little thing I can do for them,” said Matthews. “Little things make a big…

Sheppard to talk about family tie to Moses Grandy

February 16, 2018

Eric Anthony Sheppard, a family genealogist, historian and self-proclaimed descendant of Camden County slave narrative figure Moses Grandy, will give a Black History Month presentation Sunday at Nation After God Holy Church.

Sheppard plans to talk about the Great Dismal Swamp slave labor force…

Chest in attic contains grandmother's secret

February 16, 2018


Douglas Jackson, local musician and college professor, began a talk about his grandmother's connection to the Harlem Renaissance with a piece of advice:

Never throw away that old trunk in the attic.

"You never know what's in there," Jackson told an audience last week at Museum of the…

'Escape to the Great Dismal Swamp' airs Monday

February 15, 2018


NEW YORK – - Researchers will disclose their findings in “Escape to the Great Dismal Swamp” that premieres Monday, Feb. 19 at 8 p.m. on Smithsonian Channel as a part of its Black History Month programming.

The Great Dismal Swamp, a vast and impenetrable wilderness covering parts…