March 02, 2018
The first five days of 2018 saw low temperatures in the teens in Elizabeth City. Night temperatures hovered in the single digits the next three nights, one of them around zero. During that stretch daytime temperatures remained in the 20s. Mercury reached into the 70s four days later.
February 25, 2018
Most of the free African Americans of colonial Albemarle (now North Carolina) originated in Virginia where they became free in the 17th and 18th century before chattel slavery and racism fully developed as public policy in the United States.
February 24, 2018
You might think this stop-motion animation comedy is a Fred Flintstone look at the Stone Age, but you’d be wrong. It’s really a football movie.
But I digress.
Here, we meet Dug (Eddie Redmayne), a young Stone Age guy who wants to help his tribe win back their valley from Lord Nooth (Tom…
February 21, 2018
I spent a couple of hours Monday trying to spare you from thoughts that have filled my mind of late.
You see, all I have been thinking about, besides work, for the past couple of weeks is the remodeling of our home after our pipes froze in early January.
We are past the shock of it now, and are…
February 18, 2018
The Proctor Smokehouse - Circa 1840’s – Perquimans County
In Museum of the Albemarle’s second floor gallery sits the re-assembled Proctor Smokehouse, which was initially relocated from the Proctor Farm, in the Bear Swamp area of Perquimans County (this area is considered to be one…
February 17, 2018
In 1998 as then-publisher of Marvel Comics, I helped launch Marvel Knights, a project designed to revitalize four fallen-by-the-wayside superhero characters — Daredevil, The Punisher, The Inhumans, and Black Panther.
February 16, 2018
Whenever we have a mild winter, folks complain that mosquitoes and other insect pests will be worse. This past January, we had some of the coldest temperatures in several years. People have asked me if that weather might have a silver lining. It’s wishful thinking.
Think about it. I’m…
February 14, 2018
Thanks to everyone who shared their love stories for our annual Valentine's Day contest.
Four judges (I was not one of them), selected the winners: Howard and Lois Jean Olds of Camden, who will celebrate their 69th wedding anniversary in April.
When I told Howard on Monday that he had won the…
February 11, 2018
Collaborating with other facilities and nonprofits is a wonderful way to involve members of the community and to stretch the museum’s staff and resources.
February 10, 2018
To call “15:13 to Paris” a biographical thriller is an understatement. In telling the true story of the three Americans who helped stop the 2015 Thalys train attack, director Clint Eastwood took it one step further: He cast the actual guys as leads in the movie.