Stayin' Put: Short Stories from Edenton

Stayin' Put: Short Stories from Edenton

by Samuel Dixon, Anne Edwards

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In Stayin’ Put: Short Stories from Edenton, author/attorney Sam Dixon shares his personal experiences as a friend, son, father, and husband growing up in this small town in the remote Albemarle region of northeastern North Carolina. From the pages of these two dozen short stories, Dixon reveals his love of the people, history, and the culture of the town he has called home for all of his life. His lifelong friend and editor, Anne Rouse Edwards, has added introductory notes to Dixon’s personal vignettes, giving a subtle depth to the collection.
His stories, by Dixon’s own admission, are not social commentaries, but “descriptions of events in my life, according to my own memories.” While we may not know the people, those of us who were raised in small towns across America, will recognize many of the characters in the book.
The book is illustrated with photographs from Dixon’s family scrapbooks, as well as reproductions of paintings and photographs contributed by regional historic associations.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013854772
Publisher: Legacy Ink Publishing
Publication date: 12/14/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 180
File size: 10 MB

About the Author

Author and attorney Samuel Bobbitt Dixon was born in 1961 and brought up in Edenton, North Carolina, where he has lived much of his adult life. He is a graduate of the Virginia Episcopal School, UNC-Chapel Hill, and Wake Forest Law School. Following a three-year stint as an associate in a Raleigh law firm, he is owner and partner of the Dixon and Thompson, PLLC, law firm, where he has practiced in Edenton since 1996.
A man of endless energy and insatiable appetite for the things he loves, Dixon shares his “free time” serving a number of civic and charitable boards. His lifelong friend, business associate, and editor, Anne Rouse Edwards, sums up his approach to life.
“Sambo drives like a maniac, devours meals like a ravenous wolf, and works like a demon. But he is also almost child-like in his obsession to do whatever he can to help create what he believes to be a better world. He sincerely wants people to be happier, places to be more beautiful.”
He has provided support to the Chowan Arts Council, the Edenton-Chowan Development Corporation, the Edenton-Chowan Tourism Authority, Lawrence Academy, the Edenton Rotary Club, the Elizabeth Vann Moore Foundation, Historic Stagville, the Coastal Land Trust, the Center for Death Penalty Litigation, and the Fair Trial Institute. He has twice served as a vestry member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
Dixon has also served as Edenton Town Attorney and will continue, unopposed, in his fourth term as an elected town councilman. Key among his contributions in that capacity have been his leadership in the development of a town and county joint Greenways and Open Space Master Plan, and his advocacy for a second plan, a Corridor Overlay Plan, to further support strict development standards.
A long-time member of the Edenton Historical Commission and former board member of Preservation North Carolina, Dixon has a passion for preserving Edenton and Chowan County’s cultural and architectural heritage. Dixon was instrumental in the renovation of the 1767 Chowan County Courthouse and the preservation of the early 20th century Edenton Cotton Mill and Mill Village. Dixon’s understanding of the balance between Edenton’s need for growth and economic development and the need for historic preservation led to his selection as chair of the committee tasked with re-drafting the Edenton Unified Development Ordinance. He was recently elected a memb

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