CaTERET COUHTY has gone to press, and advance
orders may plaed with members of the Carteret Historical Research Association.
orders with ED BAKER. Prepublioation
f!!”® ’ $5.00. This book will contain
ma,u..£3.&l about life in i,he early days of settlement of Carteret County and includes
Have you wondered, as we have, what your best procedure wouliST be in case of a
asked Natalie Hiltz, R,N,, who is one of
o Civil Defense volunteers to outline the steps for us. Here are her suggestions?
MERGENCY PROCEDURE IN CASE OF ACCIDE:rT OR ACUTE ILLNESS a
9oft physician and, if you fteed immediate emergency treatment, call
number of the Central Dispatching Board for all rescue squads
rp, . ? seconds they will contact the proper rescue group for our area.
This IS a 24 hour service,
^■^r.r, you call for an emergency vehicle, be very specific as to your loca-
houses and streets are difficult to locate without detailed
i^oMation. They can dispatch the rescue units in a few seconds, but if they lose
precious minutes trying to locate a victim, it could be fatal.
"Since William rose and Harold fell
There have been Earls of Arimdell
And Earls old Arundell ishall have
While rivers flow and forests wave."
Centuries ago an unknown poet wrote that; we found it in a booklet about Arundel
Castle outeide of London. Days ago we called on a delightful 8l year old lady in
Atlantic Beach named Mary Benjamin Arendel who is apparently a descendant of one of
\ question was, she thinks, her great great grand-
•nbr s brother, who, she told us, was in love with the queen (we arenH sure which
queen;, whose husband, in an effort to get him out of the way, offered him some
property in Maryland in the colonies — there is indeed an Arundel County there - and
e spelling got changed on purpose here so that no homage would be paid the royalty
01 the time, ^ j
Although there is nothing in our booklet about branches of the family in America,
^ary Arendell is listed in a book we found in the Carteret County Library called
gne^z^ Eastern North Carolina Families by P. w. Fisher, as the daughter of James
B. Arendell^^id Lizzie Royal Arendell, (^Incidentally there was a Bridges Arendell
a well: Bridges St., you know), and her stories are utterly fascinating, especially
one about another Mary Benjamin Arendell, after whom she was named, an "Aunt Polly”
i o was educated in France, ended up in Morehead City somehow, had the first piano
in Carteret County, and played it for Confederate soldiersJ
Speaking of Morehead City, it was originally known as Shepard*s Point before it was
so a y Bridps Jr., to John Morehead (or at least part of it was), and John More-
neaa, probably great grandfather of Mary, was Morehead*s first mayor,
Mapr herself was bom in New Bern, lived in Virginia some years, came to Morehead
oity in 1911, has lived in her present house across from the Atlantic Beach Police
btaxion, where her daughter now works, since I96I. She feed about 14 cats who live
^n and a^ut her house, spends much of her own money keeping these creatures happy
^na healthy, believing strongly that God meant for us to take care of all the animals
ourselves. She also collects stamps — has eight bool-cs full, welcomes
shells from all over the world? she says that she used to send for
from laraway places but has had to give that up because her funds must go
'Ma-r u ceding the cats these days. Some of us think we have shell collections;
^ y ^ could be a shell museum, were she to set it up t.hat way,
mentioned in the will of King Alfred in the year 9OI, and it is
'hp that he was the builder of the original structure. When William I came to
castle to Roger Montgomery and created him Earl of Arundel;
Sou-rv, T title has always gone to the owner of the Castle. Built on the
* ^owns one thousand years ago as a defense against Dn‘/asion from across the
thp'p ^®^^stle still fulfilled its purpose during the l£.st war. High in the keep,.
bsfcrver Corps kept constant vigil, and in the castle troops were alerb
ana ready to b^ard the shores of England.
Arer^^^i" things are calmer between England and us,' wouldn’t it be fun to re-spell
: ^ e 1 again back to its original way, and claim our little bit of local heritage?