Wilbur and Orville Wright made many trips into Elizabeth City in their quest to make their dream of taking flight become reality. In 1900, Wilbur Wright traveled from Dayton, Ohio by train and steamer as he made his way to the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The last train Wilbur boarded was the Norfolk-Southern into the Elizabeth City train depot which was located at 715 North Poindexter Street and is now the location of Mid-Atlantic Christian University.READ MORE »
There has always been dispute amongst the residents of Elizabeth City with regard to how Elizabeth City was named. Was Queen Elizabeth I of England or Mrs. Betsy Tooley the namesake?
In the company of some Elizabeth City locals, even insinuating Betsy Tooley was the proprietress and barmaid of a local tavern located on Water Street – with propensities for Rum from the Caribbean Island Territories and thirsty sailors, can be cause for eyebrow raising – further uttering that folklore also alleges that Betsy Tooley ran a brothel is means for complete ostracization.READ MORE »
On December 16th and 17th, Arts of the Albemarle (AoA) and Elizabeth City Historic Neighborhood Association (ECHNA) present, “Holiday Home Tour”.
It’s that festive time of year again, and soon Elizabeth City will be decked out in holiday splendor. Homes will be aglow with the warmth of the season, and Arts of the Albemarle and the Elizabeth City Historic Neighborhood Association have teamed up to give you a look at some of them.
Antiques and vintage items have history and often, a great story attached to their provenance. From their sometimes less-than-perfect but charming details to the stellar workmanship they boast, antiques transport us to bygone eras. Fortunately for residents of Elizabeth City, there are a number of great retail options available for those who want to round out an existing collection or find the perfect, one-of-a-kind collectible.READ MORE »
Whether you’re a visitor or a local looking for good food, Elizabeth City has plenty of affordable restaurants to experience. In fact, we have dozens of independently owned restaurants that provide quality food and excellent service for a low cost.
Here are some lunch options that are less than $10:READ MORE »