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Tradewinds December 2016 CC Web Final

December 2016


YOUR BEST SOURCE FOR LOCAL NEWS UPDATED THROUGHOUT THE DAY Follow OBX News as it happens Realtor to match Food Pantry donations at $1 a pound The smell of turkey roasting, the sound of the football game playing in the background and the chatter of family — this time of year brings many warm memories. But some Hatteras Island residents have a hard time putting food on the table, especially this time of year as tourism slows. This year in particular saw residents suffering losses from Hurricane Matthew. Local food pantries relying solely on donations and are working hard to meet the demands of residents throughout the winter months. In response to this need, Surf or Sound Realty’s offices in Avon and Salvo are not only serving as community collection points for the Hatteras Island food drive as they have done for many years, but this year they are upping the ante. Business on the Outer Banks by OBX Voice donations will go directly to a Hatteras Island food bank to support the local residents. “I’ve lived here for 18 years and I know how appreciative the community is of these donations. Many residents go unemployed through the winter and can use every bit of help they can get,” said Marcia Laricos, event coordinator and assistant to the property manager at Surf or Sound Realty. “We are hoping that we receive more food donations this year by rallying for the cause.” First Flight featured in White House Christmas decor By: Sam Walker The most famous event to take place on the Outer Banks is featured in the Christmas decorations at The White House this year. In the State Dining Room are 56 LEGO gingerbread houses on display, one for each state and territory in the union. North Carolina’s gingerbread house is actually a hangar, with a LEGO Wright Flyer tucked inside and Orville and Wilbur standing on each side of the doors. To help encourage donations, Surf or Sound Realty has announced that it will donate $1 for every pound of food donations received at their offi ces through Dec. 31, 2016, up to $500. All ha J enern, S, CCC- Dedicated to providing quality hearing care H H S CAOHC C T We are proud to be an authorized dealer of Siemens Hearing Aids & products. All of our instruments now come with a 4-year warranty. A locally owned and operated business with over 30 years experience. We accept and file insurance call for details w catin Sentara Kitty Hawk 5200 N Croatan Hwy. Suite 4 Kitty Hawk, NC 27949 252-331-237 Albemarle Audiology 330 Camden Causeway Suite A Elizabeth City, NC 27909 OBX Businesses! Would you like to advertise in this OBX section? We have affordable packages available to suit any business. Introductory special! Ad in this section and also on the OBX voice web site! We also have radio packages available. Want to know more? Contact: Scott Perry 252-312-2302 32 Albemarle Tradewinds December 2016

YOUR BEST SOURCE FOR LOCAL NEWS UPDATED THROUGHOUT THE DAY Arts & Entertainment Denise Guard retires from Ace after 37 years of service by OBX Voice Follow OBX News as it happens The owners and staff of Outer Banks Ace Hardware recently honored corporate designer Denise Guard, who plans to retire after 37 years of service to the company and the community. Guard is the longest tenured employee at Outer Banks Ace. Guard began her career in 1979 at the Nags Head Ace Hardware. Her hardware knowledge was outstanding, but her talents shone brightest in merchandising and internal store design, according to a press release from Outer Banks Ace. For nearly four decades, Guard’s goal as Outer Banks Ace’s corporate designer has been to analyze the needs of customers and to then match those needs with product selection, store layout, décor, and effective merchandising aids. “Denise has been a tremendous asset to the company,” said Kathy Seko, operations manager. “She pulled many all-nighters in the past to get stores prepared for the next day, never complaining about how tiring or dirty the work was.” Outer Banks Ace’s President Ray Evans said Guard has always displayed a “Get It Done” attitude with a sense of urgency. “We want to thank her for 37 outstanding years with the company, he added. “We will greatly miss her and wish her the very best as she takes more time for herself and her family!” Guard said it has been a real joy to work for a company that allowed her to expand her horizons. After her retirement, Guard will continue working as a consultant for the company. Since 1950, Outer Banks Ace has been serving the community with six locations; for more information visit Outer Banks Ace. Outer Banks Ace owners Ray Evans (left) and Dave Enochs congratulate corporate designer Denise Guard, who is retiring after 37 years. Frisco Native American Museum Frisco Native American Museum: Building for the Future So what happens to a museum that is fl ooded by a hurricane? A lot. Staff at the Frisco Native American Museum & Natural History Center have gone from shock at the site of the building soaked with briny sound water to excitement as the rebuilding begins. With the oldest section of the museum built in 1880, staff knew recovery efforts from Hurricane Matthew would be challenging. Additions had more than tripled the size of the facility, and almost every inch of space had been utilized for exhibits. Obviously clean up would involve more than mops and wet vacs! museum changed from an acrid, musty smell to something much different— a faint antiseptic smell— perfect for a new beginning. The museum and nature trail are closed as work continues, but progress reports and pictures are posted at Individuals are encouraged to call 252-995-4440 for inquiries about opening hours—or volunteering. Time was also a critical factor. Initial efforts were directed at removing fl ooded items. That cleared the way for a commercial company to sanitize and dry the building and its contents. In that process, the outer layesr of many walls were removed, revealing the ribs of the structure. Most cases were stripped of their trim, and the wide, rough boards from the oldest section provided a sharp contrast to the smooth layers of the newer areas. Huge sheets of plastic were draped throughout the rooms, giving the appearance of plastic walls. And then the cleaning began. Surfaces were sprayed to kill bacteria and mold while leaving a protective layer to “sanitize” the building. Afterwards, HUGE heaters were placed strategically, and the process of drying began. It took three days. But during that time, the odors in the Albemarle Tradewinds December 2016 33