Once known as a peach center, Ellerbe now features truck farming, tobacco farms, and poultry and swine farms in the surrounding area.
Downtown has antique stores, a general merchandise store, a hardware; beauty salons, funeral homes, a realty/forestry office, a medical clinic, banks, churches, grocery stores, a feed, seed, and fertilizer store, a small-engine repair shop, garages, service stations, a post office, a drugstore, an ice cream stand, a hosiery mill, a recycling center, and three restaurants. A restaurant/inn is located just 1/2 mile north of the city limits.
The town has a multi-cultural population. The 2000 census reported 1,021 residents.
By Thom Chalfan
Saturday, June 06, 2009
Between eight and 10 area kids took place in Fishing with the Carolina Cup Regatta on Saturday at Charles Creek Park.
Jeremy McCargo and Kevin Dockendorf from the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission were there to help the kids, as well as representatives from Elizabeth City Bass Masters and the Outer Banks Center of Wildlife Education.
Dockendorf said the kids caught catfish and sunfish Saturday morning.
There will be two more free kids events held in conjunction with National Fishing and Boating Week next weekend.
On Friday, June 12, the Perquimans County 4-H and FFF will host an event from 9 a.m. to noon at Missing Mill Park. The Perquimans event is limited to the first 25 children ages 8-12.
There will be an event at the Mid-Atlantic Christian University Pond on Saturday, June 13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for the first 50 kids ages 15 and under.
People interested in the events can contact Perquimans County 4-H at 426-5428 and Kevin Dockendorf at 335-9898.