Tue Jul 5, 2022

Descendant’s documentary spotlights local historically Black community ‘Cherry Town’

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Children standing outside of Cherry’s Grocery in September 1968. Cherry Town, a historically Black community south of Hallsboro, is the subject of a documentary by a N.C. State University graduate student. The film will be shown Saturday at Southeastern Community College. Contributed photos by Lydia Elrod

Lydia Elrod, a native of Johnston County, remembers riding in her parents’ car as a child headed to Columbus County “coming through the swamps, coming through the pine trees” until, at long last — possibly the glint of a shiny object suddenly grabbing her attention — she would finally catch a glimpse

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