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plaques for the first 400 cars. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — live entertainment Brewer Cycles East Coast MX Cupby “The Sand Band” with beach music AMA MX Races Saturday night SX, Sunday MX; NCMP and oldies and a DJ spinning past hits. 7:30 to 10 p.m. — cruise around town Track, 900 Cheeks Quarter Road, Henderson; contact (252) 438-8192 for or visit Raleigh Road Outdoor Drive-In Theater. additional information.  Additional information October 18 available at kerrlane-nc.com or eastcoastdragtimeshalloffame.com.  Show, Shine, Shag & Dine and East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame pre October 19-20 events: Carolina Sailing Club Championship 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. — cruise in and Series southern style barbecue cookout, car show and hall of fame guests only, $10 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Henderson Point, Kerr Lake; open to guest sailors; visit cover charge; DJ spinning Carolina carolinasailingclub.org for additional Beach music; Satterwhite Point, Kerr information.  Lake, I-85, exit 217. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. — reception at host October 20 motels for guests; cruise around town and visit Raleigh Road Outdoor Drive- 12th annual East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame and Reunion In Theater.  10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; meet drag race icons October 19 that participated in the sport in the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s; induction presentation Show, Shine, Shag & Dine held to honor drag racers; drag cars Drag racers, antique and classic car collectors, writers, photographers, track displayed, scrapbook viewing, bench racing and autograph signing; event is operators and fans come together for open to the public, there is no admission a weekend of cruising, bench racing, scrapbook viewing and a trip down fee; Vance-Granville Civic Center, I-85, memory lane. exit 209; for more information visit Historic downtown Henderson, N.C. eastcoastdragtimeshalloffame.com.  I-85 exit 214, follow signs. October 31 7:30 to 11 a.m. — registration; cars Downtown Henderson merchants trickfrom 1976 and older; $25 for judged or-treat cars and $20 for non-judged; dash

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From 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. merchants turn the sidewalks of historic downtown into an “old time neighborhood” where kids can go door to door to trick-ortreat in a safe environment; for children 12 and under; contact the Downtown Development Commission at (252) 4305734 for more information. 

November 23-24 Brewer Cycles East Coast MX Cup Races: MAWS, D29, D13, Pro AM; NCMP Track, 900 Cheeks Quarter Road, Henderson; contact (252) 4388192 for more information. 

November 26 Lighting of the green in downtown Henderson 6 to 7 p.m. in front of the Christmas tree at Veteran Square in historic downtown Henderson; citizens will gather and sing Christmas carols; contact the Downtown Development Commission at (252) 4305734 for more information. 

December 1 Annual Christmas parade in downtown Henderson Starts at 2:30 p.m.; route goes from Dabney Drive Extension to Garnett Street and ends at Rose Ave.; combining efforts of area bands, business and civic/ religious groups; contact the Downtown Development Commission at (252) 4305734 for more information.


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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   Kerr Lake State Recreation Area Parks Office 6254 Satterwhite Point Road, Henderson, N.C., 27537 e-mail: kerr.lake@ncmail.net (252) 438-7791   

Accommodations   B&B Cabin Rentals (252) 438-6311 Baymont Inn & Suites (I-85 exit 212) (252) 430-0247 Budget Host Inn (I-85 exit 215) (252) 492-2013 Cabins-Tobacco Farm Camp 1-877-222-0100

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Cardinal Motel (U.S. 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 430-4321

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Holiday Inn Express (I-85 exit 212) (252) 438-6300 Kerr Lake Area Efficiency (Garage Apt.) (919) 655-9504 Kerr Lake Inn (I-85 exit 215) (252) 492-7003 LampLight Inn Country Bed and Breakfast and Cabins (I-85 exit 220, Flemingtown Road) (252) 438-6311 La Petite (Angler’s and Lake Accommodations) (252) 492-2292 Pearl’s Place (Nutbush) (252) 438-4767 or 432-0264 Quality Inn Kerr Lake (252) 430-6501 Run of the Mill Bed & Breakfast (252) 492-9599 Satterwhite Point Marina Cottages (I-85 exit 217) (252) 438-4441 Scottish Inn (I-85 exit 215) (252) 438-6172 Sleep Inn (I-85 exit 212) (252) 433-9449

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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 Henderson Rec Players One summer, one fall production (252) 431-6091 Kerr Lake State Parks Office (252) 438-7791 Kerr Lake Country Club (252) 492-1895 Marketplace Cinema Six theatres (252) 438-9060 Raleigh Road Outdoor Theatre (252) 438-6959 Saddlerock Farm Horseback riding lessons, hay rides, rented horses for guided trail rides (252) 430-4755

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Guide 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  

  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, to N.C. 39 North (252) 492-1426 Wet slips, mooring sites, waterfront campsites with and without electric, hot showers, dump station, four launching ramps, gas, store)  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  


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Antiques   Downtown Antiques (207 S. Garnett St.) (252) 431-0860 Phil’s Past & Present Shop (252) 438-3494 

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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 Self-guided tour (252) 438-2222 Homegrown, Handmade Trail (252) 438-2222 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

Guide (4733 Raleigh Road) (252) 492-6469 Paddle Trail (252) 438-2222 Piedmont Birding Trail (252) 438-2222   

 Convention centers; meeting facilities   Community Buildings, Kerr Lake State Recreation Area — 6254 Satterwhite Point Road Three community buildings located in the Kerr Lake State

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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.   Perry Memorial Library — 205 Breckenridge St. in Henderson 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 multi-purpose 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) 738-3416.


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Courtesy of Vance County Tourism Department  

• 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 Countr y Store

— consignment shop featuring handmade local craft items. The shop owners are also beekeepers of fering fresh honey gathered form the hives at their adjacent farm. Call or operation hours. 2250 Weldons Mill Road. (252) 492-9599. Visit beekneescountr ystore.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 Cemeter y — A N.C. Civil War Trails Historic Site. The final resting place of 52 Confederate soldiers from Virginia, Nor th

Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. All soldiers buried here died at the nearby Kittrell Springs Hotel which had been converted into a militar y hospital during the Civil War. Self guided tour. Chavis Lane, Kittrell. (252) 438-2222. • Downtown Antiques — Browse thr ough a stor e full of beautiful antiques for sale. 207 Gar nett St. (252) 431-0860. • Greystone Quar r y — Stone from this quar r y was used to constr uct the State Capitol and numerous other government buildings and highways. Work was done by hand until the first steampowered plant was installed in 1885. Breathtaking views from an overlook at the top of the steep cliffs. 6969 Greystone Road. • Henderson Square Shopping C e n t e r — 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.

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• Heritage Trail Historical Walking Tour — self-guided walking tour of the Historic Downtown District of Henderson. Listed on the National Register. See var ying styles of architecture and noteworthy examples of distinctive styling of their par ticular construction era. A driving tour of county historic sites is included. Map and Brochure available at the Vance County Tourism Of fice, 946T West Andrews Ave. (252) 438-2222. • Ker r Lake State Recreation Area — 50,000 acre lake that straddles the border of Nor th Carolina and V irginia. 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 histor y is located at the parks of fice at 6254 Satter white Point Road. (252) 438-7791.


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• Ker r Lake Countr y Club — 18 hole, par 72 golf course. Putting green, driving range and pro-shop. Non-metal spikes required. Semiprivate. Green fees accepted. 600 Hedrick Drive. (off Satter white Point Road.) (252) 492-1895. • Simply Wood — Husband and wife team. He’s a wood ar tisan 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) 438-4902. By appointment only. • Marketplace Cinemas — Sixscreen theatre offering the latest new

releases. Call for times and show schedule. 907 S. Beckford Drive. (252) 438-9060. • 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 supplies 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. • 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) 4386959. Friday- Sunday nights, show starts at dusk. Spring through Fall. • Sachs Woodcrafts — Hand turned wooden bowls, platters, cutting boards and other unique custom pieces. 529 St. Andrews Church Road. (252) 438-3413. Monday-Friday 4-9 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. • Skateeum — Roller skating rink. 1248 Coble Blvd. (252) 492-5033. Call for hours of operation and weekly specials. • St. James Episcopal Church — Erected a shor t time before the Civil War. The minister at that time, Rev. M. M. Marshall, presided at the burials of the soldiers who died at the nearby Kittrell Springs Hotel Hospital. Corner of Main & Williams Street, Kittrell. • St. Johns Episcopal Church — The only remaining colonial Anglican church building in the Diocese of N.C. It is also the oldest frame church

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in N.C. and the 4rd oldest church standing in N.C. today. No active congregation. Jct. of N.C. 39 Nor th and Stagecoach Road., Williamsboro. Open to visitors each Sunday from June to October, 2-5 p.m. • Supply Line Countr y Market — locally owned countr y market with the atmosphere of a farmers market. Carries a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. Also of fers a selection of N.C. grown and produced products such as honey, jams and jellies, nuts and N.C. wines. Good selection of impor ted 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 industr y using old family recipes. The manufacturing facility along with an adjoining retail store/ gift shop is located here. 394 Zeb Robinson Road. (252) 431-0100. Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m-5 p.m.


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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 r un restaurants and national chains throughout the Tri-County area. The following is a list of restaurants in Vance, Granville and Warren counties, with a brief description of each establishment.

 Henderson/ Vance County   220 Seafood Restaurant — 1812 N. Garnett St. 492-8084. Fresh seafood, chicken, barbecue. Children’s plates. Credit cards: VISA and MasterCard. ABC permits: none. 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. Boondocks Restaurant — 197 Parham Road, (252) 572-4724. Full service bar and restaurant. Reser vations reccomended.

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. Featuring Mandarin, Hunan and Szechuan-style cooking. American dishes available. Credit cards: none. ABC permits: none. Cracker Bar rel Old Countr y Store — 1002 Ruin Creek Road, (252) 431-9111. Countr y cooking. Breakfast available all day. Credit cards: All major.

Crossroads Restaurant — 946-G West Andrews Ave. Lunch and dinner hot bar, breakfast and ice cream bar. Denny’s — 1524 Dabney Drive. 4384800. Weekly specials. Credit cards: All major. ABC permits: none George’s Restaurant — 210 N. Garnett St., (252) 492-0090. Open daily serving lunch and dinner: pizza, pasta, subs, chicken, salads and more. Golden Cor ral Family Steak House — 103 N. Cooper Drive. 4383660. 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.


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Greenway’s Authentic Charcoal Grill — 200 Garnett St., Henderson, NC 27536. (252) 492-7088. Steaks, seafood, salad bar. ABC permits: all; setups available. Credit cards: MasterCard, VISA. Ichibar Japanese Steakhouse — Marketplace Shopping Center, 901 S. Beckford Drive. Casual. Ser ving “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 non-smoking 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. The Lotus Lounge — 119 S. Garnett St., downtown Henderson. (252) 431-4712. Credit cards accepted. Mayflower Seafood Restaurant and Oyster Bar — 201 N. Cooper Drive, 738-2393. Specializing in Sea-

Fall Tourism food, including Greek & Italian specialties. Full Tri-County bar. Oysters on the halfshell. Mazatlan Mexican Restaurant — 1601 Ruin Creek Road, 438-6062. Authentic Mexican cuisine. Dinein, Take-out. Visa, MC accepted. Nunner y-Freeman Barbecue — Norlina Road. 438-4751. Dinner plates featuring barbecue pork, fried chicken, seafood, Brunswick stew. Credit cards: VISA, MasterCard. Pino’s Italian Restaurant — 901 S. Beckford Drive (Marketplace) 4381341. Homemade pizza, subs, salads, pastas. Chef ’s daily specials. Credit cards: All (includes check cards). ABC permits: Beer and wine. Pizza Hut — 160 Nor th 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. 4922144. Pizzas, pasta dishes, salad bar,

sandwiches. Credit cards: All except Discover. ABC permits: Beer. Ribeyes of Henders o n — 2002 Graham Ave., Henderson. (252) 430-1117. Categor y: steakhouse. Website: ribeyessteakhouse.com. Ruby Tuesday — 101 Exchange St. (Dabney Exchange); 492- 6243. Menu includes steaks, pasta, chicken, burgers, Smart-Eating choices. Permits: All. Skipper’s/Forsyth’s Bar-B-Q — Norlina Road. 438-5228. Dinner plates featuring chicken, pork, barbecue, Brunswick stew, fish. pork, barbecue, Brunswick stew, fish. Daily specials. Credit cards: VISA, MasterCard. S m i t h f i e l d ’s C h i c k e n a n d BBQ — 100 Exchange St. (Dabney Exchange); 492-3655. Barbecue, fried chicken and seafood. 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

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desserts). Cooks and staff are volunteers; all profits support the ministries of the Rock of Prayer and Deliverance Church. Waffle House — 1135 Ruin Creek Road; 431-9102, and W. Andrews Ave. (Crossroads Shopping Center). Ser ving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open daily.   Fast-food restaurants

• Arby’s — 403 Raleigh Road (adjacent to Dabney Shopping Center) • Biddie’s Grill (home of Jerry’s Hot Dogs) — 1155 E. Andrews Ave., 4387172. • Bojangles (two locations) — 1518 Dabney Drive and Cardinal Shopping Center, 1425 E. Andrews Ave. • Burger King (three locations) — 1817 N. Garnett St., 391 Raleigh Road, 565 Ruin Creek Road. • Chick-fil-A, 200 Trade Street (in Dabney Exchange) • Hardee’s — Dabney Drive • Kentucky Fried Chicken (two locations) — 130 Raleigh Road, 1553 Dabney Drive


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• McDonald’s (three locations) — 1695 Dabney Drive, inside Walmart on Cooper Drive, and at the Cardinal Shopping Center, U.S. 1 at the N.C. 39 exit • Moghadass Subway Inc. — 1520 Dabney Drive. • Sheetz — 619 Ruin Creek Road, (252) 492-1530 • Subway — 1417 E. Andrews Ave. and 1400 N. Garnett St. • Sunrise Biscuit Co. — 333 N. Garnett St. • Taco Bell, 1737 Dabney Drive. • Wendy’s — 1516 Dabney Drive.   Delivery services:

• Domino’s Pizza — 119 Raleigh Road, 438- 2727 • Papa John’s Pizza — 1526 Dabney Drive, 431-1999 • Pizza Hut — 433- 6040.   

Oxford/ Granville County   George’s Oxford Village Family Restaurant — I-85, Exit 202 and 204

Fall Tourism (104 Industr y Drive) Tri-County (919) 603- 3760. Pizza, subs, pasta and salad. Har vest Restaurant — 205 Williamsboro St., downtown Oxford. (919) 603-1460. Sandwiches. Hours: Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.; Friday- Saturday 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. Credit cards accepted. Owner: James Dutra. Hibachi Buf fet — 1011-109 Lewis St., Oxford, (919) 603-1811. Sunday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m.; Friday- Satur day, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. 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. Mazatlan of Oxford — 705 Lewis St. (919) 603-0001. Authentic Mexican cuisine. M i l a n o ’s — 127 W illiamsbor o St.; (919) 693-6444; Pizza, Italian entrees.

Sunday, September 22, 2013 Fast-food restaurants:

• 15 North Take-out — 935 College St. • Burger King — 825 Linden Ave. • China Wok — 412 Granville Corners. 6908501 • Kentucky Fried Chicken — 527 E. Industry Drive. • McDonald’s — Granville Corners Shopping Center • Subway — 913 Linden Ave. • Sunrise Biscuits — 128 Williamsboro St. • Taco Bell — 525 E. Industry Drive. • Wendy’s — 900 Linden Ave.   Delivery services:

The Local House — 137 S. Main St., Warrenton. 257-1306. Open daily. Full menu featuring breakfast, homecooked meals, vegetables, daily specials. Credit cards accepted. Milano’s Pizza — Main St. Warrenton. 257-5800. Pizza, subs and a variety of Italian food. Credit cards accepted. ABC Permits: none. Robinson Ferr y Restaurant and Spirits — 111 Nor th Bragg Street, Warrenton. (252) 257-1991; robinsonferr yrestaurant. com. Fine cuisine from the Old South. Whistle Stop Café — 123 Hyco St., Norlina. (252) 456-0855. Open Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner.  

Fast-food restaurants: • Domino’s Pizza — 125 Broad St. • The Burger Barn — E. Macon 693-8001. Street, Warrenton.   • Hardee’s — 417 W Ridgeway Street Warrenton/ Warren County Subway — E. Macon Street, Warren  ton. The Hardware Cafe — 106 S. Main • Burger King, 117 U.S. 158, Norlina. St. Warrenton. 257-2779.


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 Editor’s 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. website: 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 Of fice, 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 Geor-

gian and Federal style.2971 N. Lynnbank Road. 5) Mt. Car mel 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, twostory 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

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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 soldiers 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.

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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

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Cloninger Law Office. 215 N. Garnett St. 19) George’s Restaurant, constructed circa 1880, it is one of Henderson’s oldest 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 twostory 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.

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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 integration

Fall Tourism 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; kerrlakenc.com; vctourism@glor yroad.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 char-

acteristics 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) Her man 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 18th-century charm and elegance. Private residence. 771 Nutbush Road. 33) Ashland Plantation/Vance County Historical Museum, circa 1740, 182027 — 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

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the Vance County Historical Museum. Viewing by appointment. Call (252) 431-7106 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 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.


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- 37) Lamplight Inn and Tobacco oFarm Camp — The inn resides on a 150 yr. eold, 5 acre former tobacco farm. The two-story farmhouse with a wraparound porch now eserves as a country bed & breakfast. The lTobacco Farm Camp (on the grounds of the .restored farm) offers cabins, camper and eRV sites. Enjoy a rural setting surrounded sby woodlands and tobacco fields. (252) 438y6311. 1680 Flemingtown Road. d 38) For mer Middlebur g Steak sHouse, circa 1930’s — Originally the Midrdleburg Community House, the building ewas constructed by local residents and was funded by the Civil Works Administration —and the Federal Emergency Relief Adminisrtration. George Blum, a resident of Middlemburg, designed and supervised the project. sAll of the materials were donated by local rresidents and businesses. The entire strucrture was designed so an individual log could nbe removed and replaced without upsetting the logs next to it. 7139 Broad St. — 39) George Blum House — Former eMayor of Middleburg, and financed and edesigned the Middleburg Steak House/ ncommunity building. 33 N. Hawkins Ave. p 40) Pleasant Hill (Rivenoak), circa e1750 A two story, five bay frame house with four stalwart chimneys. Built by Philemon

Fall Tourism 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 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, burnsideplantation.com. 960 Burnside Road. 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

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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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