In the 1940s at East Carolina University, Amanda Etheridge was everywhere.
She played five sports. She was the student government secretary. She was on the honor roll.
And then, in what should have been her senior year, Amanda Etheridge vanished.
The story of this fascinating Manteo native is detailed here in East Carolina's alumni magazine. It's the tale of a young lady who dared to challenge authority, and lost, badly.
The quick summary - Etheridge was running student government when then-ECU president Leon Meadows ran afoul of the law for misusing student funds.
She offended the wrong people and eventually got kicked out of school for the unforgivable sin of....are you ready for this? .... failing to sign out of her dormitory one day when going to meet a professor.
Read the story. It's fascinating.