Monday, September 9, 2013

September 2013: Historic Ghost Walk Takes Center Stage in Elizabeth City, N.C.’s Lineup of Fun, Fall Events


Elizabeth Evans
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Phone: (757) 705-7153  

Historic Ghost Walk Takes Center Stage
in Elizabeth City, N.C.’s Lineup of Fun, Fall Events
From homecoming to Halloween happenings,
the “Harbor of Hospitality®” beckons!

(Elizabeth City, N.C., Sept. 9, 2013) -- Looking for a ghostly good time this fall? Mark your calendar for Elizabeth City’s 17th Annual Historic Ghost Walk, Oct. 11-12!  Equal parts homes tour, history lesson and lively theatre, this year’s Historic Ghost Walk puts the spotlight on “The Entertainers,” featuring the “ghosts” of well-known Elizabeth City residents and visitors who made their mark in the entertainment industry.
On this self-guided tour, visitors will hear from actors portraying such famous entertainers as film and television star Andy Griffith; Broadway ingénue Lucy Vaughan; and disc jockey Wolfman Jack, made famous on the WCNC Radio airwaves. 
Elizabeth City’s historic sites and homes provide the backdrop for the tour. The Arts of the Albemarle’s historic Maguire Theatre will play host to a vaudeville show reminiscent of ones staged aboard the James Adams Floating Theater of the early 1900s. A vintage band bus will be the venue for beloved high school band director Scott Callaway. The other six sites hosting "ghosts" will be private homes in the city’s historic district.
Ghost Walk is presented by the Elizabeth City Historic Neighborhood Association, and proceeds benefit historic preservation. Tickets are $12, or $10 with a military ID and good for both nights. Let Elizabeth City entertain you this fall with Ghost Walk—and a bounty of fun fall events!

·         Sept. 6-Oct. 1 | 27th Annual Landmark Show
This excellent juried show features the art of more than 50 regional artists, whose work is inspired by life and landscapes in northeastern North Carolina. Come back to The Center on Thursday, Sept. 12th at 10:30am and “Meet the Juror,” Fred Bayersdorfer

·         Sept. 20-22 | Classic Mothboat National Championship
Three divisions of mothboats will be racing (Vintage, Generation I Classic, Generation II Classic) in this championship hosted by the Classic Moth Boat Association. View the race from Waterfront Park along the Pasquotank River.

·         Oct. 11-12 | 17th Annual Historic Ghost Walk
For ghostly fun, don’t miss the 17th Annual Historic Ghost Walk, during which real-life characters haunt a host of historic homes and sites. The Elizabeth City Historic Neighborhood Association presents the lively tour, with proceeds from the $12 admission benefitting historic preservation.

·         Oct. 13-20 | Elizabeth City State University Homecoming
ECSU students, alumni and fans gather for a week-long series of events to include campus tours, class meetings, concerts and the homecoming parade. A highlight is the homecoming football game, featuring ECSU vs. Lincoln University, Oct. 19 at Roebuck Stadium.

·         October  Dates| Encore Theatre Presents “Dracula”
Richard Sharp’s two-act interpretation of Bram Stoker’s classic book features action, suspense and twists and turns like you’ve never before seen on stage. What better time to experience this Gothic tale than October, when Elizabeth City’s Encore Theatre takes to The Maguire Theatre stage with performances Oct. 18, 19, 24, 15, 26 at 7:30 p.m., and a matinee Oct. 20 at 2 p.m.

·         Oct. 25-27 | Albemarle Craftman’s Fair
Celebrating its 55th year, the fair brings together more than 60 North Carolina and Virginia artisans who demonstrate and sell traditional crafts that range from quilting and fiber arts to pottery, jewelry and woodwork. Start your holiday shopping early! Weekend passes for the fair are $4 for general admission and $3 for seniors and students.

·         Oct. 26 | First in Flight Festival
Free airplane rides for kids, vintage aircraft on display, a visit from the famous “Candy Bomber” and chocolate bars that fall from the sky? Oh yeah! The young and young at heart can let their spirits fly at the First in Flight Festival at the Elizabeth City Regional Airport. 

Showcasing authentic memorabilia from the 1939 film, including costumes, screen tests, scene props, actress Vivian Leigh’s Academy Award and more, the exhibit reveals the true story of how author Margaret Mitchell’s book became a record-breaking film. The exhibit will be open through Dec. 31 at the Museum of the Albemarle. 

Elizabeth City is the “Harbor of Hospitality®
Elizabeth City is located in Northeastern North Carolina on the Intracoastal Waterway, halfway between Virginia Beach and the Outer Banks. Known as the “Harbor of Hospitality,” the city has six National Register Historic Districts and is home to the Museum of the Albemarle, The Center at Arts of the Albemarle, Elizabeth City State University Planetarium, Port Discover Hands-on Science Center and one of the largest U.S. Coast Guard air stations in the Continental United States. Nature-based travelers are drawn to the area’s proximity to Dismal Swamp and the abundance of outdoor recreational offerings. For additional information, call Elizabeth City Area Convention & Visitors Bureau at 1-866-ECity-4U (1-866-324-8948) or visit For up-to-the-minute info on happenings and events visit

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