Charlotte’s Plaza Midwood & Belmont Neighbourhoods

Charlotte North Carolina’s Plaza Midwood neighbourhood is located less than a mile from Uptown, Charlotte’s city center. Plaza Midwood runs along Central Avenue from Hawthorn Lane to Eastway Drive, though locals may cut it a few blocks short of Eastway Drive. The neighbourhood also has a locally-designated historic district in its westernmost part, a four…

Pilots, Pirates, and Dingbatters in Ocracoke

Ocracoke is a village on Ocracoke Island in the lower Outer Banks of North Carolina. There are no other towns or villages on the island, but it is helpful to understand the distinction. Wokokkon was first used by the Croatan and other Native American tribes as hunting and fishing grounds until British colonizers arrived in…

Manteo and the Lost Colony of Roanoke

Colony Governor John White and some of his men later crossed the ocean again to gather supplies but the Spanish War was raging and they were delayed. Three years, delayed. When they finally returned to the colony, there was nothing left. Everyone and everything had vanished.