The Daily Dispatch
A Guide for Newcomers
Things to do and see in the Tri-County area • 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 offering 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, North 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 through a store full of beautiful antiques for sale. 207 Garnett St. (252) 431-0860.
• Greystone Quarr y — Stone from this quarr y was used to construct 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 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 var ying 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 Andrews Ave. (252) 438-2222. • Kerr Lake Countr y 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 Satter white Point Road.) (252) 492-1895. • 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 histor y is located at the parks office at 6254 Satter white Point Road. (252) 438-7791. • Marketplace Cinemas — Six-screen 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 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.
• Skateeum — Roller skating rink. 1248 Coble Blvd. (252) 492-5033. Call for hours of operation and weekly specials. • St. James Episcopal Church — Erected a short 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 in N.C. and the 4rd oldest church standing in N.C. today. No active congregation. Jct. of N.C. 39 North and Stagecoach Road., Williamsboro. Open to visitors each Sunday from June to October, 2-5 p.m. • Supply Line Country Market — locally owned country market with the atmosphere of a farmers market. Carries a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. Also offers a 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.
• 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 • The Peanut Roaster — Business South). (252) 438-6959. Friday- Sunday nights, show starts Utilizes N.C. grown peanuts to produce some of the best tasting at dusk. Spring through Fall. snacks in the industry using old • Sachs Woodcrafts — Hand family recipes. The manufacturing facility along with an adjoining retail turned wooden bowls, platters, store/ gift shop is located here. 394 cutting boards and other unique Zeb Robinson Road. (252) 431-0100. custom pieces. 529 St. Andrews Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Church Road. (252) 438-3413. Monday-Friday 4-9 p.m.; Saturday Saturday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m-5 p.m. 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Published on Oct 27, 2013
Published on Oct 27, 2013
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