Whispers of the Long Departed  by Edward Barnes Ellis Jr.  

Untold History of Southern Craven County, N.C.

Secrets of our past … declassified. Herein the reader will find the carefully documented and previously undisclosed story of southern Craven County, dating from before the founding of New Bern through the 1940s. And, told for the first time, how the thriving biracial society on the Neuse River’s south shore was radically transformed by both the Civil War and the arrival of Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station.