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Joseph Terrell’s Tide Of Darkness

By: Banks68
10/31/2019 9:23 AM

I’m reading Joseph Terrell’s Tide of Darkness (picked it up at Downtown Books in Manteo last week) and I LOVE all the local references.
There is one place that he mentions that I’m surprised I don’t recognize. Maybe someone could help me.
In chapt 15 there is a scene in Saber’s Seafood Bar and Restaurant. It’s located “on the east side of the Bypass, south of Jockey’s Ridge.”
For the life of me I can’t remember this place - and I’ve spent the last 50 years vacationing on the Banks and my mom lived in Nags Head for 30 of those years. Seems I would have seen or heard of the place. But maybe I just missed it. Does anyone know if this place is fictitious?

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By: hoi toide
10/31/2019 9:51 AM

Haha, Lance’s.... Fish Martini Glass Beer Banana

It was pink, just like Newman's Shell Shop beeecause it was owned by Lance Newman. As i recall it, there was a divorce, he got the bar and she kept the shell shop. It was a great big open bar hall with plywood tables and brown paper tablecloths with a big raw bar hole in the middle of the table for your shell debris. I want to say it had a fishing industry reputation but then it was never my speed so if the Cheesers went there regularly then I wasn't aware of it.I walked in once. smiley with shades

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By: Banks68
10/31/2019 11:24 AM

Thanks, Hoi!
I certainly remember the shell shop but not this place.

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By: hoi toide
10/31/2019 12:49 PM

Lance Newman



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By: hoi toide
10/31/2019 12:51 PM

Bumped up a thread over on the Local Issues Forum about Lance's for you...

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By: Banks68
10/31/2019 1:10 PM

That was very thoughtful of you, Hoi.
Thank you so much!
I just can’t get enough of the local history.

PS
Recently, while going through my mom’s stuff (she passed 2years ago) I found a real treasure. Apparently my dad took lots and lots of slides going back many years of the Banks! I can’t wait to set up the slide projector and relive all our years spent in the best place on earth!

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By: Md.Chas
10/31/2019 1:25 PM

That was very thoughtful of you, Hoi.
Thank you so much!
I just can’t get enough of the local history.

PS
Recently, while going through my mom’s stuff (she passed 2years ago) I found a real treasure. Apparently my dad took lots and lots of slides going back many years of the Banks! I can’t wait to set up the slide projector and relive all our years spent in the best place on earth!

Banks68
It's funny that you mentioned your Dad's old slides. I heading to Manteo tomorrow to check on Mom and go thru my Dad's old slides. I found a couple boxes of them the last time I was down but didn't have time to go thru very many of them. His go back to the late 50's and early 60's. I'm hoping I can find one of me with hair and no gut...

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By: obxmini
10/31/2019 2:23 PM

Thanks for bringing up this book by Joseph Terrell's - haven't read it yet, but certainly shall. Also love the references and very happy to know about Lance Newman's restaurant from the old days. Very sorry to read Lance Newman's obituary, however I do really appreciate your posting it, hoi.

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By: Banks68
10/31/2019 2:32 PM

It’s a fun read.
You will really enjoy it.
I found out about this author right here on the obxconnection.
I also bought his novel Overwash of Evil.

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By: Banks68
10/31/2019 2:37 PM

Hey, Md.Chas
Hoping to head down to Manteo the first weekend in December for the festivities! Love that little town!
If I could convince my hubby, we’d retire there. Then the kids and grandkids would have to come check on me there smiley

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By: sand crab
10/31/2019 3:20 PM

I've read 5 of Joseph Terrell's books and the the murder/mystery/crime twist with all the local references. They are fun beach reads while on the OBX. I even manged to pick-up 3 that were signed by the author. He had been to the Island Bookstore the day before and had a signing. Wish I was there then, great bookstore I would have liked to meet him.

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