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16758
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The North Carolina Naval Squadron Montgomery True Blues of Hyde County preserves local historical events through reenactments of the Civil War. The group organized in 2001 and portrays the Confederate Navy with a marine detachment. Among their activities are serving as crew of the CSS Albemarle in Plymouth, being the training crew of the CSS Neuse in Lenoir County, and taking part in the annual battle at Fort Branch in Hamilton.
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16763
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The Pamlico House, located in Washington in Beaufort County, was built in 1906 as a home for the rector of St. Peters Episcopal Church and his large family. The house became a bed and breakfast in 1980, and in 2005 it was purchased for private ownership. Virginia Finnerty purchased it in 2010 and now operates it as a bed and breakfast inn.
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21748
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Ernestine Hassell retired from nursing after thirty years working as a nurse at the Tyrrell County Health Department. She soon found that she had a natural talent for wood carving which she has been doing for the past decade. Among her carvings are wood spirits, village-style people, Christmas ornaments, and Santa Clauses she creates from driftwood and cypress knees found washed up along the Albemarle Sound shoreline. Hassell does all the painting for her wood crafts.
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21751
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Joan Sears, who grew up in the wilds of Hyde County, is a self-accomplished artist. She began painting at age five with pokeberry juices and brown paper. She later received an oil painting set and mastered oils by age seven. She is experienced in designing, carving and painting and works in watercolor, acrylic, and oil paints. Many of her canvasses are non-traditional, being wood salvaged from old buildings, like heart pine and handmade windows.
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North Carolina's Eastern Living Magazine (NoCar F 252.3 N82), Vol. 5 Issue 3, Spr 2014, p65-67, 72-73, il
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21761
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In 1968-69, when school desegregation in Hyde County threatened the loss of two African American schools, O. A. Peay in Swan Quarter and Davis in Engelhard, many ordinary people came together to lead civil rights protests, boycotts, and marches. Many were arrested and the KKK got involved. In one confrontation, the State Highway Patrol separated 100 armed African Americans and the Klan, but the KKK burned a cross and gunfire erupted between the two groups. No one was hurt. Parents boycotted the schools for one year, and classes were conducted in churches by teachers. After a year a settlement was reached.
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23293
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The Tar River, which originates in Person County North Carolina, is a historical river that has connected southeastern towns for years.
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23291
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The Pamlico River has always been an economic hub in eastern North Carolina and boasts a colorful history that includes war, trade, and development.
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23301
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Martin County is home to East Carolina Skydiving, run out of Martin County Airport.