Historical Painting Making A Move

Martin County historians fear a piece of their history may soon be gone.

The Asa Biggs portrait, which has hung inside the Biggs home since the late 1970's, will be sent to the federal court house in New Bern this week due to a recent federal ruling. Now, Martin County historians fear a dip in tourism and a loss of heritage. Monday, we spoke with the vice chairman of the Martin County historical society, who feels the portrait of the 19th century confederate judge should stay put.

Historians expect the portrait to be moved this Wednesday.