Claud Roberson Wheatly Jr.
In August 2014, my friend, former Beaufort resident and attorney from Naples Fla, Jimmy Willis and I were blessed with the opportunity to join Claud Roberson Wheatly, Jr. on the porch of his Front Street Beaufort home. Jimmy asked him questions about Beaufort and Carteret County history. Of course before we got to that we were treated to some interesting stories from his experiences during World War II. Once we got into Carteret County History this exchange popped out to me. This was a story about a political trip he went on with his father when he was 10, in 1926. I thought that in light of our present political environment fraught with daily stories of events and candidates that this story of Claud's trip with his father to Harkers Island, Sea Level and Cedar Island offered a very humerus and refreshing anecdote from 1926.