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Old 03-15-2019, 04:32 AM
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Ok NC guys -- my work called me yesterday and said I had to be at a Steel Mill in Hertford, NC on Monday.... Seems Hertford is in a remote location.... Looks like the closest place to stay is Edenton ???? Anything to do around Edenton / Hertford ??
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Good striper fishing in Edenton. It is a cool little historic town on the river. Some of the finest boats are made there as well....careful you may just end up with a Tideline or Regulator....
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Originally Posted by RaginRed View Post
Good striper fishing in Edenton. It is a cool little historic town on the river. Some of the finest boats are made there as well....careful you may just end up with a Tideline or Regulator....
Cool !! I will have to ride by the Regulator factory and see if I can get a peek on their new 26XO hybrid boat !!
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Old 03-15-2019, 06:28 AM
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regulator factory just doubled in size ...good tour......easy access to Outerbanks from Edenton.....Nags head/Hatteras.

Edenton is sleepy but some history and enough restaurants for a stay....
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There is a steel mill in Hertford? How about the Nucor mill in Cofield?
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Originally Posted by nccoaster View Post
There is a steel mill in Hertford? How about the Nucor mill in Cofield?
Well- Nucor is where I am headed too - my work told me it was in Hertford......
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LOL, Hertford is 15 minutes in the wrong direction.

Edenton is where to stay, the mill is about 30 minutes from there. There are a couple B&B in Edenton or stay at Hampton Inn. I guess you are flying in to Norfolk.

Depending on free time, golf, you are not to far from the Outerbanks. ie. Wright Memorial, Oregon Inlet Fishing Center, further down is Cape Hatteras.
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Originally Posted by nccoaster View Post
LOL, Hertford is 15 minutes in the wrong direction.

Edenton is where to stay, the mill is about 30 minutes from there. There are a couple B&B in Edenton or stay at Hampton Inn. I guess you are flying in to Norfolk.

Depending on free time, golf, you are not to far from the Outerbanks. ie. Wright Memorial, Oregon Inlet Fishing Center, further down is Cape Hatteras.

Yep flying into Norfolk .... Thanks for the heads up - I will be talking to the folks onsite later this afternoon .... Hampton Inn it will be !! Thanks for all the info !!
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Edenton is definitely the place to stay. I don't know how long you'll be in the area but there are some things to do:

1. Downtown Edenton has some decent restaurants. The best place for a beer is probably Edenton Bay Trading Company. It's on Broad Street ("main" street). They have a courtyard in the back that's real nice. That's where the locals go for beer and fun. They sometimes have live music. Watermans and 309 Bistro are probably the best restaurants in town (also both on Broad Street).

2. If you like old historic houses, Edenton is full of them. There's also the Hope House in Windsor, which is pretty impressive.

3. The shad are running in the Cashie River (Pronounced Cash Eye). There are a couple of places in downtown Windsor where you can fish from the shore (right by the old Hwy 17 bridge where it crosses the Cashie).

4. If you're in Windsor, and like eastern NC pork barbecue, you need to try Bunn's Barbecue. It's in "downtown" Windsor, in an old gas station (across from the post office). It's top notch barbecue. I'd also highly recommend the cornbread. The other good place to eat in Windsor is the Heritage House. They have a very good buffet (it's a serious country buffet; sometimes they have rabbit, sometimes pig feet).

And that's about it . . .

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Originally Posted by lps View Post
Edenton is definitely the place to stay. I don't know how long you'll be in the area but there are some things to do:

1. Downtown Edenton has some decent restaurants. The best place for a beer is probably Edenton Bay Trading Company. It's on Broad Street ("main" street). They have a courtyard in the back that's real nice. That's where the locals go for beer and fun. They sometimes have live music. Watermans and 309 Bistro are probably the best restaurants in town (also both on Broad Street).

2. If you like old historic houses, Edenton is full of them. There's also the Hope House in Windsor, which is pretty impressive.

3. The shad are running in the Cashie River (Pronounced Cash Eye). There are a couple of places in downtown Windsor where you can fish from the shore (right by the old Hwy 17 bridge where it crosses the Cashie).

4. If you're in Windsor, and like eastern NC pork barbecue, you need to try Bunn's Barbecue. It's in "downtown" Windsor, in an old gas station (across from the post office). It's top notch barbecue. I'd also highly recommend the cornbread. The other good place to eat in Windsor is the Heritage House. They have a very good buffet (it's a serious country buffet; sometimes they have rabbit, sometimes pig feet).

And that's about it . . .
Thanks for all the info LPS ... I will definitely hit up the Edenton Bay Trading Company for some beer, it's my favorite food group !! I will try to make it out to Windsor and check it out....
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Edenton Bay is also known as "Malcom's." I think Edenton Bay Trading is the "store" and Malcom's is the beer "bar" inside the store. They have a vast selection of good beer. Both 309 and Waterman's also have bars if you want to do an "Edenton Bar Hop."

You should also check out the old Roanoke River lighthouse right at the downtown waterfront. It has a very colorful history. It was in the Albemarle Sound at the mouth of the River. Decades ago, a treasure hunter/salvager/part time scoundrel named Emmett Wiggins pulled a barge up to the lighthouse, cut enough pilings out from underneath it to fit the barge underneath. He partially sunk the barge, and pushed it up under the lighthouse. He then pump the water out of the barge so it rose up under the house. He then cut the remaining pilings and towed it back to a lot he had in Edenton Bay. He lived in the lighthouse for many years. He was a real character (sued just about everybody in Chowan County, and held the lighthouse and the expensive Fresnell lense hostage for decades, among other things). When he died, his "adopted son" sold the house to the Town. The town moved it to the waterfront, put it back on pilings, and has now opened it for public tours.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roanoke_River_Light

This area (Chowan and Bertie Counties) is full of history. If you're a history buff, there are a million things to see and do in the area.

Another site to see is the W. E. Nixon's Welding and Hardware, which is out in the country about 10 miles North of Edenton. It's the ultimate "man" store. They have a huge welding shop, as well as a hardware store for farmers. If you need a drill bit 6 inches in diameter, they have them. It's huge, and has everything imaginable in stock. You won't regret going to check it out.

https://www.ourstate.com/w-e-nixon-w...ge-of-nowhere/

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LOL including Nixon's as a local attraction! That is the best store on the planet! It even has the old hardware store smell that I remember as a kid. Awesome place!
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And that's about it . . .
If you are a true beer engineer, and you go by Regulator, stop by Jimbo Jumbos for some peanuts to go with the beer. Same street as Regulator, Peanut Drive. I suggest a stop by your local library or bookstore to pick up a quick read depending on the length of your stay.

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We are not as fancy as the Regulator plant, but I might be able to show you around our shop as well. Give me a call if you are interested and we may be able to work something out.
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Originally Posted by Tideline Boats View Post
We are not as fancy as the Regulator plant, but I might be able to show you around our shop as well. Give me a call if you are interested and we may be able to work something out.
Thanks !! Might see if I can take you up on that !! Like to see a 365 in the making
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FYI

As posted, the Nucor plant is in Cofield, which is in Hertford County!
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Originally Posted by Crabpot Man View Post
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As posted, the Nucor plant is in Cofield, which is in Hertford County!
Now I realize how far apart Cofield and Hertford are .... The guys I deal with from Nucor call it the Hertford mill --- guess because of the county name.... Glad I asked here
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Well if you do get over to the town of Hertford , lunch at Captain Bob's is worth your while. It's crowded for a reason.
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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.
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What part of the mill are you visiting? Im working on my 19th yr at Nucor
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