Quida Wiggins, a native of Bertie County, graduated from high school in 1960 and left almost immediately to pursue a theatre career. She was one of the original Jeanette Hadley Players in New York City and the Theatre International in the Bronx. She has appeared in many plays and also worked in television, film and commercial voice-overs. In 2005, she came home to Bertie County. Fueston describes her activities since her return.