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Old 03-18-2019, 05:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Kendall View Post
Hertford's claim to fame is being the birthplace and high school locale for MLB Hall of Famer Jim"Catfish" Hunter, a great countryboy pitcher, who won over 200 games before the age of 31 and never played in the Minor Leagues. He was a Cy Young award winner and helped the Oakland A's win three World Series. When he entered free agency, he was courted by almost every MLB team and received the highest contract in baseball. He then played for Steinbrenner's Yankees. He was a great hitter for a pitcher and batted .350 one year with nearly 100 at bats. He died way too soon at the age of 53 of Lou Gehrig's Disease. He returned to his country boy roots after retirement to Hertford where he is now buried.

Reggie Jackson described Hunter as a "fabulous human being. He was a man of honor. He was a man of loyalty." LouPiniella said, "Catfish was a very unique guy. If you didn't know he was making that kind of money, you'd never guess it because he was humble, very reserved about being a star-type player... almost a little bit shy. But he told great stories. He had a heck of a sense of humor. When you play with guys like that, you feel blessed." I was blessed to watch Catfish Hunter and was proud he was from North Carolina.

i have a signed baseball from him! My grandparents knew him and got it for me one Christmas when I was in elementary school.
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Old 03-18-2019, 05:41 PM
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A couple of farm boys from the other side of the river, Gaylord and Jim Perry.
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Old 03-18-2019, 05:47 PM
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What part of the mill are you visiting? Im working on my 19th yr at Nucor
I am a Network Engineer- meeting up with Jesse tomorrow to install some new equipment in your onsite Data Center....

Also BTW - flew in and drove in to Edenton today - got to stop by Edenton Bay Trading Company and had some dinner at the Governor's Pub... Edenton is a cool town ! Also drove through Hertford on the way in -- Saw the Catfish Hunter sign when I came over the bridge
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Old 03-18-2019, 06:25 PM
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Glad to hear you arrived safely!

Enjoy yourself! That’s not a part of the Country many people get to see.

May have missed it but how long are you in town for?
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Old 03-18-2019, 06:32 PM
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I'm born and raised in the town of Hertford. I work at Nucor in Hertford County and grew up with the Hunter Family. God's country. Great people and a special place. I could never live far from here. Enjoy your time here.
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Old 03-18-2019, 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted by BeerEngineer View Post
I am a Network Engineer- meeting up with Jesse tomorrow to install some new equipment in your onsite Data Center....

Also BTW - flew in and drove in to Edenton today - got to stop by Edenton Bay Trading Company and had some dinner at the Governor's Pub... Edenton is a cool town ! Also drove through Hertford on the way in -- Saw the Catfish Hunter sign when I came over the bridge
Cool! You should get to meet Big Ed? When you talk to Jesse, ask him about going to Barons Pub after our company Christmas party back in Dec! He decided at some point late that he wanted to get up, go to every table, and shake everyones hand! Very funny at the time! Tell Big Ed that Justin wants to know why he screens my calls!

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Old 03-19-2019, 03:10 AM
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Governer's Pub is my favorite place to eat in town. Good find for your first trip.
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Old 03-19-2019, 05:37 AM
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BeerEngineer, I got your email and will respond shortly about a possible plant tour while you are in town.
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Old 03-19-2019, 08:12 AM
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Another "notable" resident of the area was Wolfman Jack, who lived in Belvidere, not far north of Edenton.
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Old 03-19-2019, 03:54 PM
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Originally Posted by 10knotsorless View Post
Glad to hear you arrived safely!

Enjoy yourself! That’s not a part of the Country many people get to see.

May have missed it but how long are you in town for?
Looks like just thru the end of the week - everything is going smoothly ....

I will have to say - even though I am from the Deep South - the folks here are probably some of the nicest and most hospitable I have EVER met.... When I went to the Edenton Bay Trading company last night and sat down to have a drink - I literally had somebody just come sit at my table and just start talking to me ... Wanted to know where I was from and gave the run down of Edenton -- he gave the recommendation of eating at Governor's Pub... Got to eat lunch today at the Winton Corner Cafe ,, Great Sandwiches and again super nice folks... This is a unique area for sure !
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Old 03-20-2019, 05:51 PM
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We bought our house in Edenton and rented it out for a couple of years before we moved down from Virginia. A real nice couple rented it from us. The were originally from New York, but moved to Edenton from Miami. After they had been there a few months, I was talking to the wife and asked her how things were going. She said that at first, they were a little freaked out when they walked downtown. She said "Folks just say hi on the street and stop and talk like they have known you forever! And if you sit down on one of the benches, somebody is likely to sit nearby and just start a conversation!" They had only lived in big cities and didn't know folks could be like this. LOL
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Old 03-22-2019, 08:11 AM
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Originally Posted by lps View Post
3. The shad are running in the Cashie River (Pronounced Cash Eye). . . .
I thought it was pronounced "cuh shy", no?
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Old 03-22-2019, 04:32 PM
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Originally Posted by NC_Native View Post
I thought it was pronounced "cuh shy", no?
I think that's correct, too. It depends on how many collard greens and backbone you have eaten.
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I think that's correct, too. It depends on how many collard greens and backbone you have eaten.
Well then, it's definitely Cuh-Shy'.😉
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Old 03-22-2019, 06:05 PM
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Originally Posted by NC_Native View Post
I thought it was pronounced "cuh shy", no?

Yes. Yes it is.
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Old 03-23-2019, 04:47 AM
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Discussions like this make me very proud to be from NC. I've been all over the world, to most every state and there is no place like home. There are towns like this hidden across our state and visiting them gives me hope for the future of our country.
Surprisingly, we have never been to Edenton but that will change soon. Planning a long weekend there at a B&B this year.
Exploring that area by boat is beautiful.
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Old 03-27-2019, 07:01 PM
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Hmmm.... steel mill near Hertford... sounds familiar!
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Old 03-27-2019, 07:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Kendall View Post
Hertford's claim to fame is being the birthplace and high school locale for MLB Hall of Famer Jim"Catfish" Hunter, a great countryboy pitcher, who won over 200 games before the age of 31 and never played in the Minor Leagues. He was a Cy Young award winner and helped the Oakland A's win three World Series. When he entered free agency, he was courted by almost every MLB team and received the highest contract in baseball. He then played for Steinbrenner's Yankees. He was a great hitter for a pitcher and batted .350 one year with nearly 100 at bats. He died way too soon at the age of 53 of Lou Gehrig's Disease. He returned to his country boy roots after retirement to Hertford where he is now buried.

Reggie Jackson described Hunter as a "fabulous human being. He was a man of honor. He was a man of loyalty." LouPiniella said, "Catfish was a very unique guy. If you didn't know he was making that kind of money, you'd never guess it because he was humble, very reserved about being a star-type player... almost a little bit shy. But he told great stories. He had a heck of a sense of humor. When you play with guys like that, you feel blessed." I was blessed to watch Catfish Hunter and was proud he was from North Carolina.
My high school history teacher grew up with Catfish Hunter. He always had good things to say about Catfish Hunter.
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