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Calendar of Upcoming Events September 29

Second annual Bennett Perry Archeology Day This event is named for, and presented in honor of, Bennett Perry, the long-time chairman of the Library Board of Trustees, a staunch advocate for library services, and a collector of Native American artifacts. Exhibitors will be displaying projectile points and other Native American artifacts in the library’s Gallery area from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. At 1 p.m., there will be a presentation from Dr. Stephen Davis of the University of North Carolina called “The Archeology of Native American’s in Piedmont Carolina During the Early Historic Era.” It will be held in the library’s Farm Bureau Room. Bennett Perry Archeology Day is made possible through a partnership with the Piedmont North Carolina Chapter of the Authentic Artifact Collectors Association (theaaca.com) and the Henderson Rotary Club.

September 29

Second Annual Ducky Derby Race Franklin-Granville-Vance Smart Start will present the Second Annual Ducky Derby Race Saturday on Sept. 29. This fundraiser will take place at the corner of Breckenridge and Garnett streets in downtown Henderson. At 2 p.m., Garnett Street will be filled with a river

of rubber ducks and a fun time for everyone. Tickets will be sold for duck adoptions. The owner of the winning duck will earn a grand prize of $1,000. Second prize will net $500 while third prize will yield $250. Even the last duck wins a $100 prize. FGV Smart Start needs sponsors to assist with the cost of our event. Sponsorship levels are: • Super Duck — $500 • Top Duck — $250 • Feathered Friend — $100 • Quacker Backer — $50 All sponsors for this years’ event will be recognized on Ducky Derby posters throughout the three county area, radio advertisements, newspaper articles, the FGV Smart Start website and Facebook page, and the Smart Ducky Derby website.

October 6-7 Carolina Sailing Club Championship Series Henderson Point, Kerr Lake carolinasailingclub.org

October 11 BFL Regional Tournament registration and meeting Vance-Granville Civic Center Host Motels: Holiday Inn Express, (252) 438-6300; Jameson Inn, (252) 4300247; Sleep Inn (252) 4339449; Hampton Inn, (252) 492-3007; EconoLodge, (252) 438-8511

October 12 BFL Regional Tournament Weigh-in: New Nutbush ramp, Kerr Lake

October 13 BFL Regional Tournament Weigh-in: Wal-Mart parking lot Host: Vance County Tourism Development Authority (252) 438-2222

October 11–21 N.C. State Fair Raleigh

October 12-13 Kerr Lake Autumn Art Show Registration Location: Vance-Granville Community College Hall Gallery - Bldg. 7 Sponsored by: Kerr Lake Arts Society Contact: Leigh Brigham, (252) 492-5281

October 15-26 Kerr Lake Autumn Art Show Location: Vance-Granville Community College Hall Gallery - Bldg. 7 Sponsored by: Kerr Lake Arts Society Contact: Leigh Brigham, (252) 492-5281

October 19 “Show, Shine, Shag & Dine” and the East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame Barbecue Cookout

1-6 p.m. — Southern Style Barbecue Cookout for East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame guest and Show, Shine, Shag & Dine guest. Sponsored by: Vance County Tourism Development Authority $10 cover charge per plate Location: Satterwhite Point, Kerr Lake I-85, Exit 217. Contact: (252)438-2222, ext. 21 or 1-866-438-4565 7-9 p.m. — Host Motels Reception at Hampton Inn, (252) 492-3007, Holiday Inn Express, (252) 438-6300, Jameson Inn, (252) 4300247 and Sleep Inn (252) 433-9449 7-10 p.m. (for car show guest and drag racers reunion guest) — Cruise around town on your own and Raleigh Road Drive-in Theater.

October 20 Show, Shine, Shag & Dine and East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame & Reunion 7:30-11 a.m. — Registration for 1976 and older antique/classic cars and nostalgia drag cars. Registration $25 for judged cars. Non-judged cars $20. Dash plaques to first 400 cars. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. — Show & Shine, vendors, entertainment, DJ and awards 11 a.m.-2p.m. — Entertainment by The Seaside Band, plus a DJ will be playing Carolina Shag and beach music. Drag racers, antique and classic car collectors, writers, photographer’s, track operators and

fans reunite for a weekend full of cruising, benchracing, scrapbook viewing and a trip down memory lane. No spectator admission fee Location: Historic Downtown Henderson, I-85, Exit 214, follow signs. Host and Sponsor: Vance County Tourism Dept., (252) 438-2222 or 1-866438-4565, kerrlake-nc.com or eastcoastdragtimeshalloffame.com 7:30-10 p.m. — Cruise around town on your own.

October 20 “Swing for the Arts” Golf Outing 8 a.m. — This event will benefit Southern Vance High School art students. Location: Kerr Lake Country Club To participate or sponsor a hole for the event, contact: Glenn Garrison at (252) 430-6000 or ggarrison@vcs. k12.nc.us.

October 20 Corbitt Truck Show, Historic Downtown Henderson 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Location: Williams Street Sponsored by: Corbitt Preservation Association Host: Vance County Tourism Dept., (252) 438-2222 or 1-866-438-4565 Part of the Show, Shine, Shag & Dine antique/classic car show

October 21 East Coast Drag Times

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Calendar of Upcoming Events

Hall of Fame & Reunion 10 a.m.-3 p.m. — Meet drag race icons that participated in the sport of drag racing in the ‘50’s, ‘60’s and ‘70’s. Open to the public, everyone is invited to attend. No admission fee. Drag cars displayed, scrap-book viewing, bench racing and autograph signing. 12:30-3:30.p.m. — East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Awards Presentation; Bret Kepner, master of ceremonies 3-3:30 p.m. — Photo Session Location: Vance-Granville Community College Civic Center, I-85, Exit 209

Host and Sponsor: Vance County Tourism Department, 1-866-438-4565; eastcoastdragtimeshalloffame.com

October 26 Carolina Anglers Team Trail registration and meeting Meeting and registration location to be announced

October 27 Carolina Anglers Team Trail Weigh-in: New Nutbush ramp, Kerr Lake Host: Vance County Tourism Development Authority

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Downtown Henderson Merchants Trick-orTreat 4-5:30 p.m. — Merchants turn the sidewalks of downtown into an old-time neighborhood where the kids can go door-to-door for trick-or-treat fun in a safe environment. For children 12 and under. Contact: Downtown Development Commission, (252) 430-5734.

Light the Night in Downtown Henderson Location: In front of the First United Methodist Church, Garnett Street, Historic Downtown Henderson (252) 430-5734 A ceremony welcoming in the “Holiday Season”. A lighting of the Christmas tree will take place at 6-7 p.m. in front of the Veteran Square. Area citizens will gather and sing Christmas Carols.

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December 2 Annual Christmas Parade Combining efforts of area bands, businesses and civic/ religious groups, the Downtown Henderson Christmas Parade displays a large variety of music and colorful floats — plus a visit from the “Jolly old Elf” himself. The parade starts at 2:30 p.m., Sunday. The route for the parade goes from the Dabney Drive Extension to Garnett Street and will end at Rose Avenue.

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VANCE COUNTY TOURISM: ALL THE BASICS Tourism offices/ visitors centers

Vance County Tourism Development Authority

946-T West Andrews Ave. in Henderson, N.C., 27536 (252) 438-2222 or (866) 438-4565 Web: kerrlake-nc.com or eastcostdragtimeshalloffame.com e-mail: vctourism@gloryroad.net

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6254 Satterwhite Point Road, Henderson, N.C., 27537 e-mail: kerr.lake@ncmail. net (252) 438-7791

Accommodations Ambassador’s Inn & Suites (I-85 exit 215) (252) 492-1126 Budget Host Inn (I-85 exit 215) (252) 492-2013 Cardinal Motel (US 1) (252) 492-1148 Econo Lodge (I-85 exit 215) (252) 438-8511 The Guesthouse at Burnside Plantation (252) 438-7688 Hampton Inn (I-85 exit 212)

(252) 492-3007 Hillside Farms Log Cabin (3180 Stagecoach Road) (252) 438-7918 or 4304321 Holiday Inn Express (I-85 exit 212) (252) 438-6300 Jameson Inn (I-85 exit 212) (252) 430-0247 Kerr Lake Inn (I-85 exit 215) (252) 492-7003

Country Bed and Breakfast and Cabins (I-85 exit 220, Flemingtown Road) (252) 438-6311 Pearl’s Place (Nutbush) (252) 438-4767 or 4320264 Run of the Mill Bed & Breakfast (252) 492-9599 Satterwhite Point Marina Cottages (I-85 exit 217) (252) 438-4441

Knights Inn (I-85 exit 212) (252) 492-4041

Scottish Inn (I-85 exit 215) (252) 438-6172

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Recreation Adventure Island Miniature Golf (252) 492-9888 Aycock Recreation Complex (252) 492-9400 Carolina Lanes Bowling (252) 492-1112 Henderson Main Street Program hendersondowntown.us (252) 430-5734 Henderson Parks & Recreation Department Director (252) 431-6093

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VANCE COUNTY TOURISM: ALL THE BASICS

Henderson Rec Players One summer, one fall production (252) 431-6091

Kerr Lake Country Club (252) 492-1895 Marketplace Cinema Six theatres (252) 438-9060

Nazkarts Go karts, arcade and fun center (252) 433-8111

Raleigh Road Outdoor Theatre (252) 438-6959

Saddlerock Farm Horseback riding lessons, hay rides, rented horses for

guided trail rides (252) 430-4755 Skateeum Roller skating (252) 492-5033 Tobacco Farm RV Camp (Flemingtown Road) (252) 438-6311 or (877) 222-0100 Vance-Granville Community College Civic Center (I-85 exit 209) (252) 492-2061 YMCA (252) 438-2144

Marinas Kerr Lake State Recreation Area

(252) 438-7791 ncsparks.net Visitors center, fishing piers, picnic areas, seven tot lots, 700 campsites, 21 boat ramps, 13 picnic shelters, three community buildings Satterwhite Point Marina and Cottages (I-85 exit 217) (252) 438-4441 Cottages, dry stack, sales and slips, gas, store Steele Creek Marina and Campground (I-85 exit 214 onto Highway 39 North) (252) 492-1426 Wet slips, mooring sites, waterfront campsites with and without electric, hot showers, dump station, four launching ramps, gas, store)

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Shopping Country Market Shopping Center Crossroads Shopping Center Dabney Drive Dabney Exchange Dabney West Shopping Center Downtown Henderson, Main Street Henderson Mall Henderson Marketplace Shopping Center Henderson Square Shopping Center Northside Plaza Vance Square

Antiques Downtown Antiques (207 S. Garnett St.) (252) 431-0860

Phil’s Past & Present Shop (252) 438-3494

Local attractions The Bees’ Knees Country Store at the Old Weldon’s Mill 2250 Weldons Mills Road (252) 492-9599 Greystone Rock Quarry 6969 Greystone Road (252) 438-3161 Henderson Institute Museum Corner of Beckford Drive and W. Rockspring Street Wed and Sat 1 to 4 p.m. (252) 430-0616 Historic Downtown Henderson

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VANCE COUNTY TOURISM: ALL THE BASICS Self-guided tour (252) 438-2222

Piedmont Birding Trail (252) 438-2222

Homegrown, Handmade Trail (252) 438-2222

Convention centers; meeting facilities

John H. Kerr Dam (252) (434) 738-6143

Kerr Lake State Recreation Area (252) 438-7791 Kittrell Confederate Cemetery (E. Chavis Lane, Kittrell) (252) 438-2222 Miss Lou’s Quilting Studio (4733 Raleigh Road) (252) 492-6469 Paddle Trail (252) 438-2222

Ambassador Inn & Suites — Exit 215, I-85, Henderson. Lodging and meeting/ banquet facilities to accommodate your group from 10 to 200. Available to host groups, weddings, conventions, family reunions, parties, dinners, meetings and business needs. Restaurant and sports bar on site. Six miles from Kerr Lake. Continental breakfast, wireless internet service,

satellite TV, outdoor pool, outside electrical hook-ups, parking for buses, trucks and boats. Other restaurants nearby. Contact: (252) 492-1126. Community Buildings, Kerr Lake State Recreation Area — 6254 Satterwhite Point Road Three community buildings located in the Kerr Lake State Recreation Area, Bullocksville Park, Henderson Point and Satterwhite Point. Each building has a large fireplace, kitchen, tables, chairs, patio, charcoal grill and ice maker. Each building can accommodate 100 people seated for reunions,

parties, meetings, retreats, and business needs. No alcohol allowed. Contact: (252) 438-7791. H. Leslie Perry Memorial Library — 205 Breckenridge St. in Henderson H. Leslie Perry Memorial Library offers meeting rooms for the use of groups and citizens, regardless of their affiliation or beliefs. The meeting rooms are available for groups or individuals to conduct organizational or program meetings, seminars, study groups, planning sessions, training programs, and related activities. Meeting rooms include: 1. The Vance County

Farm Bureau Room — seats 100 2. The Board Room — seats 20 Contact: (252) 438-3316. Vance Granville Community College — Civic Center — Exit 209, I-85, Henderson A 9,480 square foot multipurpose facility located at the Vance-Granville Community College. Rented to accommodate weddings, parties, family reunions, meetings, retreats, conventions, business and sport expo’s. No alcohol allowed. Contact: Tommy Nowell, facilities director, (252) 7383416.

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Get ready to hit the Heritage Trail Note: The following information was compiled and provided by the Vance County Tourism Department, 946-T W. Andrews Ave., Henderson, NC 27536; (252) 438-2222; email: vctourism@gloryroad.netweb: kerrlake-nc.com. 1) Railroad Bridge — Located over the Tar River at the Vance-Franklin County line. One of the stone pilasters still stands from the original stone bridge built in the early 1900’s. An iron bridge was built and then the current bridge was built in 1975. US 1 Bypass South at South Chavis Road. 2) Ashburn Hall, circa 1835 — This Federal style house was built several decades before the Civil War. Fine Greek Revival is evident in the exterior and interior throughout the house. Universal pedimented bay windows flank the pedimented front porch. 3385 Charlie Grissom Road. 3) Epping Forrest (Capehart Gothic Cottage), circa 1860 — Built by Captain Thomas Capehart. Considered one of the finest examples of Gothic Revival

style of domestic architecture in the state. 1454 Kittrell College Road. 4) Linbank Post Office, circa 1820 — George C. Burns, who came from Linbank, Scotland, was the first Postmaster. The building served as a general store and a stage coach stop. The post office stands in the yard of the Harps family home built in the 1880’s of Georgian and Federal style.2971 N. Lynnbank Road. 5) Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church, circa 1856 — Built as a simple rectangular one-room structure with the steeple added later. The bays on the steeple and five bays of the nave are marked by windows surmounted by a triangular transom. 101 Mt. Carmel Church Road. 6) Weldon’s Mill, circa 1700’s — Originally an old board dam built by Johnson Family. This gristmill is a two story structure resting on a high stone foundation with the overshot wheel and sluice still in place. Original interior equipment remains. 2250 Weldon’s Mill Road. 7) Hale House — late 19th-century, two-story frame house, follows a T-plan

and has an unusual two-tier porch that wraps around the end of the main block. 1109 Peter Gill Road. 8) Bobbitt Shingle Store, circa 1890 — The design of the shingles on the second floor wall and the paneled shutters across the store front are unique features of the building. Intersection of Kittrell & Bobbitt roads. 9) Plank Chapel United Methodist Church, circa 1880 — The first church building was called the Methodist Meeting House. The structure has stained glass windows and was built out of hand-sawed planks and timbers put together with wooden pegs. 3047 Bobbitt Road. 10) St. James Episcopal Church, circa 1860, Diocese of N.C. — A well preserved Gothic style and one of the most significant of early church buildings. There are many outstanding memorials including a cross of genuine amethyst and windows of very fine stained glass by Tiffany and Company. The church administered to patients and provided Christian burial to the 52 sol-

diers interred at nearby Confederate Cemetery. Intersection of E. Main & N. Williams St., Kittrell. 11) Confederate Cemetery — Serves as a resting place for 52 soldiers from Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. All of the soldiers buried in the cemetery died at Kittrell Springs Hotel. The dates of deaths reveal that the first was Aug. 1, 1864, and the last April 15, 1865. A N.C. Civil War Trail site. West Chavis Road. Kittrell. 12) Old Kittrell College, circa 1885-86 — The Normal Industrial School began in 1885 and in 1887 became a college. The campus now serves as the Kittrell Job Corps. 1096 U.S. 1 Bypass South. 13) “Mistletoe Villa”, circa 1883 — One of the most impressive Victorian homes in the state, the house features 11 fireplaces, detailed woodwork, 9- and 11-foot ceilings. Revival period architectural elements. 144 E. Young Ave. 14) Harriet & Henderson Yarns, Inc., circa 1895 — Henderson Cotton Mill was organized in 1895 followed by Harriet Cotton Mill in 1900. Mr. D.Y. Cooper was

the first president. No longer in operation. 500 Alexander Ave. 15) Henry A. Dennis County Office Building, circa 1911 — Originally the U.S. Post Office. Two-story granite-faced neoclassical building. 300 S. Garnett St. 16) Croatan Club Building, circa 1905 — Two-story brick building. Originally occupied by a dry goods store and jewelry store on the first floor and meeting rooms for the Croatan Mens Club on the second floor. 229-233 S. Garnett St. 17) Greenway’s Authentic Charcoal Grill, circa mid-1880’s — Originally the Reavis Building was a general merchandise store. It later became the Charles Department Store. Entirely altered from its original appearance, the building has been restored and is now a restaurant. 200 S. Garnett St. 18) Former Zollicoffer Law Office, circa 1881 Small Italianate brick office built by A.C. Zollicoffer, prominent attorney. Now serves as Cloninger Law Office. 215 N. Garnett St. 19) George’s Restaurant, constructed circa 1880, it is one of Henderson’s oldest

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Get ready to hit the Heritage Trail commercial buildings. It has served for brief periods as Citizen’s National Bank, the Corbitt Buggy Company, a grist mill and for many years was the home of Samuel Watkins Dry Goods & Hardware Store. Formerly a two-story building the second floor was removed and the building renovated. It now serves as a restaurant. 20) Gholson and Gholson, Attorneys Office, circa 1896 — Began as office space, then a bicycle repair shop, the building has mostly been used for law offices and is now Harvey Jackson Law Firm. 125 N. Garnett St. 21) Former H. Leslie Perry Library, circa 1924 — Built as a memorial to a Henderson attorney. The Greek Revival brick building has a gable front roof. Features a Grecian frieze of Alexander’s triumphant return to Babylon. It opened in 1924. 121 Young St. 22) Henderson Raleigh & Gaston Railroad Freight Depot, circa 1870’s — The Raleigh & Gaston Railroad was the first railroad through Henderson. Restored and used as the Chase Development Corporation office space, it is now

named Garnett Street Station. 208 N. Garnett St. 23) Henderson Fire Station, circa 1908 — The five-story brick structure with its Italianate Revival clock tower is still used as a fire station. The tower forms the visual focus for the northern end of Henderson’s Downtown Historic District. 205 N. Garnett St. 24) Former Vance County Courthouse, circa 1884 — Designed by Master Architect of the Raleigh and Gaston Railroad, Captain James Robert Thrower. The building was completely remodeled in the 1960’s by the firm of Milburn and Heister of Washington, D.C. Now serves as County Administration building. 122 Young St. 25) Henderson Middle School, circa 1935-36 — Originated as The (Second) Henderson High School. Brick Neo-Gothic, numerous symbolic, stone-carved exterior features. 219 Charles St. 26) Henderson Institute Historical Museum, circa 1998 — From its establishment in 1887 by the Freedmen’s Mission Board of the United Presbyterian Church, through the beginnings of school inte-

gration in1970, the Henderson Institute was the only secondary school open to African Americans in Vance County. This building is all that remains of an educational complex that once anchored the surrounding African American neighborhood. Call for museum hours or to make an appointment. (252) 430-0616. Corner of N. Beckford & Rockspring St. 27) Eaton-Johnson Junior High School — Originally Henderson Normal Institute. First all-black high school in the county. 500 W. Rockspring St. 28) Vance County Tourism Development Authority (TDA) — Nancy Wilson, executive director, (252) 438-2222; www. kerrlake-nc.com; vctourism@gloryroad. net. Tourist and local area information. 946-T West Andrews Ave. 29) The Corbitt Buggy/Motor Truck Company — R.J. Corbitt built his first factory in 1900 to produce horse-drawn buggies or carriages. He then produced his first automobile, which didn’t compete too well with the larger producers. He then made trucks used in World War I and II and are still used today. Presently houses retail shops. 1700 Parham St.

30) “Bellwood”, circa 1760 — The original house has been brick veneered and extensively remodeled. It retains early characteristics in its basic proportions and much of the interior and structural detail. The grounds are part of an original grant from Lord Granville to William Eaton, a leader in the formation of Granville County. Corner of Oxford Road. & Cedarwood Drive. 31) Herman United Methodist Church, circa late-19th century — Small frame church with three-bay front and side elevation. Windows on the front have arched hoods and the door has a semi-circular transom. 6070 Highway 158 Business. 32) La Grange Plantation, circa 1770, 1840 — The two-story, three-bay house has a hip roof and Italianate ornamentation, which resembles that of Belvidere: the bracketed cornice and porch, the corner posts and the porch posts. La Grange has been restored to 18thcentury charm and elegance. Private residence. 771 Nutbush Road. 33) Ashland Plantation/Vance County Historical Museum, circa 1740,

1820-27 — The four handsome brick chimneys, window entablatures and Tuscan entrance porch are noteworthy exterior features. Boyhood home of colonial judge Richard Henderson, and later his son, Leonard Henderson, the first Supreme Court Justice of North Carolina, for whom the City of Henderson is named. The home also serves as the Vance County Historical Museum. Viewing by appointment. Call (252) 4317106 to schedule an appointment. 5533 Satterwhite Point Road. 34) Kingsbury (Hunter Satterwhite Place), circa 1837 — Typical Greek Revival with interior woodwork handsomely detailed. The center hall plan is followed with a unique stair and central chimneys, heating rooms front and rear. The three bay, two story frame house with a low hip roof has retained original six over six windows. The house has been owned by the Satterwhite family for over 100 years. Intersection of Satterwhite Point & Nutbush roads. 35) Reavis House, circa 1790-1825 — This two story frame house with circular front steps of native stone has overall

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Get ready to hit the Heritage Trail form of typical 18th century Georgian houses. It is believed that the house was built by the elder Samuel Reavis or one of his sons, a brother of Lewis Reavis which the city of Henderson was founded. 1393 Satterwhite Point Road. 36) Greystone Quarry, circa 1835 — Stone from this quarry was used in the State Capitol. Work was done by hand until the first steam-powered plant was installed in 1885. Breathtaking views are seen from top of steep cliffs on all sides. 6969 Greystone Road. 37) Lamplight Inn and Tobacco Farm Camp — The inn resides on a 150 yr. old, 5acre former tobacco farm. The two-story farmhouse with a wraparound porch now serves as a country bed & breakfast. The Tobacco Farm Camp (on the grounds of the restored farm) offers cabins, camper and RV sites. Enjoy a rural setting surrounded by woodlands and tobacco fields. (252) 438-6311. 1680 Flemingtown Road. 38) Former Middleburg Steak House, circa 1930’s — Originally the Middleburg Community House, the building was constructed by local residents and was

funded by the Civil Works Administration and the Federal Emergency Relief Administration. George Blum, a resident of Middleburg, designed and supervised the project. All of the materials were donated by local residents and businesses. The entire structure was designed so an individual log could be removed and replaced without upsetting the logs next to it. 7139 Broad St. 39) George Blum House — Former Mayor of Middleburg, and financed and designed the Middleburg Steak House/ community building. 33 N. Hawkins Ave. 40) Pleasant Hill (Rivenoak), circa 1750 A two story, five bay frame house with four stalwart chimneys. Built by Philemon Hawkins II, who signed the State Constitution. Many outstanding business, professional and political leaders were produced by Pleasant Hill including William Hawkins, governor of North Carolina, 1811-1814. 670 Flemingtown Road. 41) Taroano, circa 1860 — Named for the Tar and Roanoke Rivers, the structure exhibits typical Greek Revival features including a low hip roof, wide fluted corner post, symmetrical molded door

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and window frames with corner blocks, front door surrounded by sidelights and a transom. Brittian Harris bought the land in 1830 from Governor Hawkins of Pleasant Hill. 5045 US1/158 Bypass. 42) St. John’s Episcopal Church, circa 1746-1956 — The only remaining colonial Anglican Church building in the Diocese of North Carolina. The impact of the church on the history of the county and the entire colony is permanently recorded in the epitaphs in the cemetery beside the church. Worship services are held at intervals throughout the year. Jct. NC 39 N. and Stagecoach Road., Williamsboro. 43) Burnside Plantation, circa 1760 — The house is one of the finest examples of Federal plantation architecture in central North Carolina. The five-bay, two-story structure rests on a stone foundation and is covered by molded weatherboards. One of the restored 19th century buildings next to the main house serves as a guest house for casual lodging. Owned by Agnes and George Harvin, (252) 438-7688, www.burnsideplantation.com. 960 Burnside Road.

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44) Marrow’s Chapel United Methodist Church, circa 1875 — The frame structure resting on a stone foundation has paneled corner posts which rise to the bracketed eaves. The brackets continue along the rake board and project forward terminating in pendants which are part of a sawn work barge board construction. 2828 Morgan Road. 45) Tungsten Mine, circa 1945 — Tungsten, a rare silver-white metallic element, is one of the most useful metals, according to World Book Encyclopedia. Joseph and Richard Hamme found the mineral on their farm in 1942 and the Tungsten Mining Corporation was started. The mill was built in 1946. No longer in operation. Tungsten Mine Road. 46) Nutbush Presbyterian Church, circa 1757 — Gathering first near the banks of Nutbush Creek, many settlers came from Virginia. First officially organized in 1764 by the Rev. James Crestwell. Both he and the following pastor were outspoken leaders in North Carolina’s independence effort. Nutbush Church Road. 47) Pool Rock Plantation, circa 1758,

1800, 1847 — First half (rear section) was built in mid 1750’s. In 1847, builder Jacob Holt added a two-story front portion in an Italianate Revival style. The original two story gable roofed frame structure has retained its Federal characteristics. 1305 Pool Rock Road. 48) Bloomsberry, circa 1850 — The first plantation home burned and Jacob Holt, who became famous for his treatment of front porches, was commissioned to build this Greek Revival style home. 3455 Thomas Road. 49) Belvidere, circa 1848 — A twostory frame Greek Revival Italianate house built for William Henry Boyd in 1848 by Jacob Holt. One of the oldest school houses in Vance County stands in the right hand corner of the yard. Dead end of Thomas Road. 50) Home of Folk Artist, Ruth Russell Williams — Williams, an acclaimed folk artist (1932-2010), used painting to tell stories about her upbringing in rural North Carolina. She attained worldwide success, with collectors prizing her brightly colored paintings. (252) 492-2662. 45 Williams Lane.

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• Adventure Island — Indoor/outdoor recreation facility that offers miniature golf, lazer tag bumper boats, batting cages, indoor arcade, gameroom and a playmaze. Call for hours of operation. 1211 Coble Blvd. (252) 492-9888 • Aycock Recreation Complex — ­ full size gymnasium, 25 yard indoor pool 1/12 mile indoor walking track, weight room and outdoor walking tracks. Call for hours and fees. 305 Carey Chapel Road. (252) 492-9400 • Bees Knees Country Store — consignment shop featuring handmade local craft items. The

shop owners are also beekeepers offering fresh honey gathered form the hives at their adjacent farm. Call or operation hours. 2250 Weldons Mill Road. (252) 492-9599. Visit beekneescountrystore.com for more information. • Carolina Lanes — 12 lane bowling alley. Call for hours of operation. 85 US 158 Bypass. (252) 492-1112. League play may interrupt some playing times. • Confederate Cemetery — A N.C. Civil War Trails Historic Site. The

final resting place of 52 Confederate soldiers from Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. All soldiers buried here died at the nearby Kittrell Springs Hotel which had been converted into a military hospital during the Civil War. Self guided tour. Chavis Lane, Kittrell. (252) 438-2222. • Downtown Antiques — Browse through a store full of beautiful antiques for sale.

207 Garnett St. (252) 4310860. • Greystone Quarry — Stone from tis quarry was used to construct the State Capitol and numerous other government buildings and highways. Work was done by hand until the first steam-powered plant was installed in 1885. Breathtaking views from an overlook at the top of the steep cliffs. 6969 Greystone Road. • Henderson Square Shopping Center — Strip shopping center located between Exits 212 and 213 off I-85. Retail merchants include JCPenny, Belk’s, Dollar Tree, Bath & Body

Works, Super Walmart and numerous shoe stores and specialty stores. 200 N. Cooper Drive. • Heritage Trail Historical Walking Tour — self-guided walking tour of the Historic Downtown District of Henderson. Listed on the National Register. See varying styles of architecture and noteworthy examples of distinctive styling of their particular construction era. A driving tour of county historic sites is included. Map and Brochure available at the Vance County Tourism Office, 946T West

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Andrews Ave. (252) 4382222. • Interiors & Gifts Too — Gift shop, collectibles, decorative home accessories, candles and potpourri, bath and body items. 133 S. Garnett St. (252) 438-7166. Monday-Friday: 10 a.m.5:30 p.m. Saturday: 10 a.m.5 p.m. • Kerr Lake Country Club — 18 hole, par 72 golf course. Putting green, driving range and pro-shop. Non-metal spikes required. Semi-private. Green fees accepted. 600 Hedrick Drive. (off Satterwhite Point Road.) (252) 492-1895.

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• Kerr Lake State Recreation Area — 50,000 acre lake that straddles the border of North Carolina and Virginia. Over 800 miles of shoreline. Enjoy fishing boating, skiing, swimming, hiking, camping, picnicking and bird watching. Day use areas with children’s tot lots and picnic tables with adjacent grills. Seven parks on the N.C. side of the lake. A visitors center providing information on the park and its history is located at the parks office at 6254 Satterwhite Point Road. (252) 438-7791. • Simply Wood — Husband and wife team. He’s a wood artisan and she’s a quilt maker. He produces beautiful wooden

salad bowls, wooden vases and wooden candy dishes. She makes quilts from baby size to king size. 1376 Old Watkins Road. (252) 4384902. By appointment only. • Marketplace Cinemas — Six-screen theatre offering the latest new releases. Call for times and show schedule. 907 S. Beckford Drive. (252) 4389060. • Miss Lou’s Quilting Studio — Operates in a restored 1917 rural General Store. From hand quilting to using a quilting machine and frame you can learn the latest techniques or historical methods of quilting. Quilting books and supples as well as beautiful quilts for sale. 4733 Raleigh Road. (252)

492-6469 Monday/Tuesday/ Thursday/Friday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Closed Wednesdays; 1st and 3rd Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. • Nazkarts — Family fun center. Go carts, arcade and game room. 203 N. Cooper Drive. (252) 4338111. Call for hours of operation. • Raleigh Road Outdoor Theatre — One of the few remaining drive-in theatres in NC. Originally opened in 1949. Family entertainment under the stars. 3336 Raleigh Road (U.S. 1 Business South). (252) 438-6959. Friday-Sunday nights, show starts at dusk. Spring through Fall. • Sachs Woodcrafts — Hand turned wooden bowls,

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selection of N.C. grown and produced products such as honey, jams and jellies, nuts and N.C. wines. Good selection of imported beers and wines. Custom made gift baskets, flowers and a gift shop for special occasions. 235 Raleigh Road. (252) 438-2836. • The Peanut Roaster — Utilizes N.C. grown peanuts to produce some of the best tasting snacks in the industry using old family recipes. The manufacturing facility along with an adjoining retail store/gift shop is located here. 394 Zeb Robinson Road. (252) 4310100. Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m5 p.m.

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Tri-County Dining Guide Editor’s note: While we update this listing regularly, it is not possible to check with each restaurant for every publication. If you have a change or information on a new restaurant, call the newsroom at (252) 436-2833. A variety of tastes and styles are available at privately run restaurants and national chains throughout the Tri-County area. Following is a listing of restaurants in Vance, Granville and Warren counties, with a brief description of each.

Henderson/Vance Co. 220 Seafood Restaurant — 1812 N. Garnett St. 4928084. Fresh seafood, chicken, barbecue. Children’s plates.

Credit cards: VISA and MasterCard. ABC permits: none. Angela’s Grill — 2684 Raleigh Road. Sandwiches on select bread, grilled pork chops, grilled chicken, fish cake, chicken salad, bologna burgers and hamburgers. Bamboo Garden Chinese Restaurant — 1520 Dabney Drive. (252) 4388080. Szechuan, Peking, Hunan, Cantonese cuisine and sushi bar. American cuisine, children’s and dietetic plates available. Daily full-time buffet. Credit cards: All major credit cards. ABC permits: All. Big Cheese Pizza — Marketplace Shopping Center. (252) 492-4500. Pickup only. Pizza, salads, subs. Chester’s — 1208 E. Andrews Ave. (inside the BP

Station), Henderson. (252) 430-6444. Specializes in fried chicken, sandwiches, wraps, potato wedges, vegetables and their famous field corn. Chex Truck Stop & Restaurant — I-85 at Fleming Road, Middleburg. (252) 492-5189, (252) 492-6833. Full menu. Breakfast served 24 hours. Daily breakfast bar, 6 a.m.-10 a.m. Dinner, noon-9 p.m. Credit cards: MasterCard, VISA. ABC permits: none. China King — 383 Raleigh Road. (252) 433-8088. Featuring Hunan, Szechuan and Cantonese-style dishes; dine in or carry out. Lunch buffet 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. daily. Credit cards accepted. ABC permits: none. China Kitchen — 511 E. Andrews Ave. (252) 492-4150.

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Tri-County Dining Guide Featuring Mandarin, Hunan and Szechuan-style cooking. American dishes available. Credit cards: none. ABC permits: none. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store — 1002 Ruin Creek Road, (252) 431-9111. Country cooking. Breakfast available all day. Credit cards: All major. Cuz Seafood — 7630 N.C. 39 Highway, Henderson, (252) 572-2656. Serving brunch and dinner: Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Dinner: Tuesday-Thursday, 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Dabney Drive Restaurant — 946-G W. Andrews Ave. 438-5643. Full menu. Credit cards: none. ABC permits: none. Denny’s — 1524 Dabney Drive. 438-4800. Weekly spe-

cials. Credit cards: All major. ABC permits: none George’s Restaurant — 210 N. Garnett St., (252) 4920090. Open daily serving lunch and dinner: pizza, pasta, subs, chicken, salads and more. Golden Corral Family Steak House — 103 N. Cooper Dr. 438-3660. Breakfast bar Saturday and Sunday. Steaks, seafood, chicken, potato bar, “super bar” of salad, vegetables, desserts. Credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, Am. Express. ABC permits: none. Golden Skillet — 444 Dabney Drive, 492-4040. Featuring chicken, barbecue, seafood, sandwiches, vegetables and desserts. Credit cards: MasterCard/Visa. Checks accepted. Greenway’s Authentic Charcoal Grill — 200 Garnett St., Henderson,

NC 27536. (252) 492-7088. Steaks, seafood, salad bar. ABC permits: Beer and wine; setups available. Credit cards: MasterCard, VISA. Ichibar Japanese Steakhouse — Marketplace Shopping Center, 901 S. Beckford Drive. Casual. Serving “healthy Japanese food” including fresh-made sushi, plus a variety of appetizers, soups and lunch and dinner entrees, plus a cocktail bar. Dining area accommodates more than 100 guests, with smoking and nonsmoking areas. Credit cards: Yes. ABC permits: All. J&J Fish & Chicken — 1202 E. Andrews Ave., (252) 431-0060. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Food and drink specials, senior specials. Eat in or take out. Mayflower Seafood

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Restaurant and Oyster Bar — 201 N. Cooper Dr., 7382393. Specializing in Seafood, including Greek & Italian specialties. Full bar. Oysters on the half-shell. Mazatlan Mexican Restaurant — 1601 Ruin Creek Road, 438-6062. Authentic Mexican cuisine. Dine-in, Take-out. Credit cards: Visa, MC. Nunnery-Freeman Barbecue — Norlina Road. 4384751. Dinner plates featuring barbecue pork, fried chicken, seafood, Brunswick stew. Credit cards: none. The Olde Place — N.C. 39 (Townsville Road). 438-4770. Featuring seafood, steak beef ribs, chicken, sandwiches and a vegetable bar loaded with fresh, home-cooked vegetables. Banquet facilities and party

planning services. Reservations recommended. Credit cards: None. Permits: Beer. Pino’s Italian Restaurant — 901 S. Beckford Drive (Marketplace) 438-1341. Homemade pizza, subs, salads, pastas. Chef’s daily specials. Credit cards: All (includes check cards). ABC permits: Beer and wine. Pizza Hut — 160 North Cooper Drive. 433-6040. Pizzas, pasta dishes, salad bar, sandwiches. Lunch buffet. Credit cards: All major cards. ABC permits: beer. Pizza Inn — 1250 Coble Blvd. 492-2144. Pizzas, pasta dishes, salad bar, sandwiches. Credit cards: All except Discover. ABC permits: Beer. Smithfield’s Chicken and BBQ — 100 Exchange St. (Dabney Exchange); 492-3655.

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Tri-County Dining Guide Barbecue, fried chicken and seafood. Skipper’s/Forsyth’s BarB-Q — Norlina Road. 4385228. Dinner plates featuring chicken, pork, barbecue, Brunswick stew, fish. pork, barbecue, Brunswick stew, fish. Daily specials. Credit cards: VISA, MasterCard. Ruby Tuesday — 101 Exchange St. (Dabney Exchange); 492-6243. Menu includes steaks, pasta, chicken, burgers,

Smart-Eating choices. Permits: All. Soul Delicious — 1502 Raleigh Road. Regular menu includes soul food and homecooking (meat loaf, cube steak, ribs, pork chops, chitterlings, pig’s feet, home-style vegetables and desserts). Cooks and staff are volunteers; all profits support the ministries of the Rock of Prayer and Deliverance Church. Spiritual Connections

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Shopping Center). Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open daily. Wimpy’s — 419 Raleigh Road Henderson. 430-1766. Specializing in char-grilled burgers and fries, in addition to home-cooking. Fast-food restaurants: • Arby’s — 403 Raleigh Road (adjacent to Dabney Shopping Center) • Bojangles (two locations) — 1518 Dabney Drive and Cardinal Shopping Center, 1425 E. Andrews Avenue • Burger King (three locations) — 1817 N. Garnett St., 391 Raleigh Road, 565 Ruin Creek Road • Carver’s Family Restaurant, Raleigh Road, Henderson, NC 27536. (252) 492-3881. • Chick-fil-A, 200 Trade Street (in Dabney Exchange) • Moghadass Subway Inc. —

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Tri-County Dining Guide • Little Caesar’s Pizza — 208 Dabney Drive, 436-0025 or 436-0306 • Papa John’s Pizza — 1526 Dabney Dr., 431-1999 • Pizza Hut — 433-6040.

Oxford/ Granville County 96 Buffet — 913 Linden Ave. (N.C. 96), (919) 603-0486. Located inside the Regency Inn. Hibachi Buffet — 1011109 Lewis St., Oxford, (919) 603-1811. Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mazatlan of Oxford — 705 Lewis St. (919) 603-0001. Authentic Mexican cuisine. Milano’s — 127 Williamsboro St.; (919) 693-6444; Pizza, Italian entrees. House of Ribeyes — 102

Roxboro Road Oxford; (919) 693-9282. Menu includes steak, seafood and chicken. Nightly specials. Credit: Visa, MasterCard. Permits; beer and wine. George’s Oxford Village Family Restaurant — I-85, Exit 202 and 204 (104 Industry Dr.) (919) 603-3760. Pizza, subs, pasta and salad. Zerdo’s Family Restaurant — 5593 Tabbs Creek Road; (919) 603-6175 (location of former Tony’s Restaurant). Menu includes Middle Eastern cuisine, subs, pizza, pasta, steaks, sandwiches, soup and salad bar. Open daily. Indoor and outdoor dining. Pizza Hut — 907 Linden Avenue, Oxford. 693-4696. Pizzas, pasta, salad bar, sandwiches. No checks accepted. Credit cards: VISA, Master Card, American Express. ABC

permits: Beer. Rumors Bar & Grill — 130 Main St.; 693-5300; pizza, burgers, specialty wings. Fast-food restaurants: Burger King — 825 Linden Ave • China Wok — 412 Granville Corners. 690-8501 • 15 North Take-out — 935 College St. • Hardee’s — 220 Hillsboro St. • Kentucky Fried Chicken — 527 E. Industry Dr. • McDonald’s — Granville Corners Shopping Center • Subway — 913 Linden Ave. • Sunrise Biscuits — 128 Williamsboro St. • Taco Bell — 525 E. Industry Dr. • Wendy’s — 900 Linden Ave. Delivery services: • Domino’s Pizza — 125 Broad St. 693-8001.

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Warrenton/ Warren County Clem’s Place — U.S. 1 South, Norlina. 456-2407. Dinner plates featuring barbecue, fried chicken, seafood, Brunswick stew. Made-from-scratch desserts. Credit cards: none. ABC permits: None. The Hardware Cafe — 106 S. Main St. Warrenton. 2572779. Midway Cafe and Grill — 195 U.S. 158 Business, Warrenton. 257-1180. Featuring home-style meals and homemade desserts. Credit cards: none. ABC permits: none. Milano’s Pizza — Main St. Warrenton. 257-5800. Pizza, subs and a variety of Italian food. Credit cards accepted. ABC Permits: none. Newt’s Grill — 112 Madison St., Warrenton. 257-0663.

Robinson Ferry Restaurant and Spirits — 111 North Bragg Street, Warrenton. (252) 257-1991; robinsonferryrestaurant.com. Fine cuisine from the Old South. Southern City Grille & Restaurant — 137 S. Main St., Warrenton. 257-1306. Open daily. Full menu featuring breakfast, home-cooked meals, vegetables, daily specials. Credit cards accepted. Whistle Stop Café — 123 Hyco St., Norlina. (252) 4560855. Open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner. Fast-food restaurants: • The Burger Barn — E. Macon Street, Warrenton; • Hardee’s — U.S. 158; Subway — E. Macon Street, Warrenton • Burger King, 117 U.S. 158, Norlina.

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