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Follow OBX News as it happens Business on the Outer Banks Dominion Power foundation “spotlights” The Lost Colony by OBX Voice Though dark now, the 2016 performances of The Lost Colony were illuminated this season with new lighting equipment and technology thanks in part to the Dominion Foundation and Dominion North Carolina, which generously funded the project. The new spotlights and LED technology not only enhanced patrons’ experience, but produced better results with less energy. Replacing Waterside Theatre’s old lighting equipment became imminent after the 2015 season, when the performance’s curtain time was changed to 7:30 p.m. The earlier curtain time is family-friendly and allows patrons to return home from the theater at a reasonable time. But it means most of the show’s first act is performed in daylight. The aging theater lighting was not capable of helping to mask scenery changes or highlighting a key scene or character. Dominion granted the Roanoke Island Historical Association $5,000 toward the purchase of new spotlights and other electrical improvements for the 2016 season. The new spotlights have the power to throw light from 50 feet to 250 feet with enough intensity to light up the characters in both darkness and light. Recently, Dominion bestowed The Lost Colony with another $5,000 gift toward phase two of the lighting project, which was completed just before the show opened. The second phase included upgrading old equipment with modern LED technology that operates more efficiently using less energy, and replacing aged electrical wiring. The Outer Banks’ weather and environment is particularly hard on the lighting and sound equipment required by the outdoor performances. The Dominion Foundation granted $5,000 to the Roanoke Island Historical Association (RIHA) for lighting equipment and upgrades for The Lost Colony. Pictured (left to right): Jamie Hatchell, RIHA board, Bill Coleman, CEO RIHA, Pam Pekrun, Dominion external affairs manager, and Brendan Medlin, RIHA board. 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 November 2016

Community Foundation seeks donations for disaster fund By Sam Walker The Outer Banks Community Foundation is now soliciting donations to the Disaster Relief Fund to support recovery efforts after Hurricane Matthew. Arts & Entertainment Professional Craft Jewelry students featured at Raleigh gallery College of The Albemarle’s Professional Crafts Jewelry students are the featured artists for the month of October at the Pullen Art Center Gallery in Raleigh. Follow OBX News as it happens by Russ Lay All contributions are tax-deductible, and 100 percent of all donations will be used to help individuals and families in need in Dare County. Although relief crews are just beginning to assess community needs, flooding and damage appear to be widespread. As with all storms, the Community Foundation is collecting monetary donations, while their partners at Interfaith Community Outreach will work directly with affected individuals and families to distribute relief funds to those in need. Donations can be made online at, or can be mailed to the Outer Banks Community Foundation at 13 Skyline Road, Southern Shores, NC 27949. Please write “Disaster Relief” in the memo line of your check. The exhibition showcases jewelry and metalwork created from silver, copper, brass and bronze. These talented students create work in a variety of different styles using techniques including fabrication, forming, forging, casting, and raising, and often incorporate gemstones or enamels for color. Students featured in the exhibit are Kitty Dough, Michael Johnson, Natalia Titenkova, Tara Britton Wilkins, Britney Anderson, DeeDee Weatherly Wilkins, Dorothy Ansell, Kathy O’Neal-Ringer, Bettie Lowe, Lisa LeMair, Mandy Bartell, Qin Coa and Sishi Wang. Pullen Art Center 105 Pullen Rd Raleigh, NC 27607 For more information, contact Kathryn Osgood at 252-473-2264 ext. 7524 Frisco Native American Museum FRISCO NATIVE AMERICAN MUSEUM RECOVERING FROM HURRICANE The Frisco Native American Museum & Natural History Center is located in a building with a long and varied history. Built in 1880, the structure has weathered many storms, but Hurricane Matthew recently added a new chapter. In the early morning hours of October 8, storm surge brought briny water rushing through the entire building, leaving sandy muck in rooms that have no record of flooding in 50 years, perhaps longer. Nature trail paths were blocked with downed trees, and picnic tables formed a tangled mass in the center of the nature trail pavilion. or only slightly askew. Nothing irreplaceable had been destroyed; the essence of the museum was in tack. Work to get the building back in shape began immediately, and community support has been overwhelming. Sixteen volunteers from the Cape Hatteras and Elizabeth City Coast Guard stations (pictured) ripped up wet, smelly carpet and hauled it out; other volunteers cleared paths, swept floors, began clearing salt from surfaces, removed molding books and damaged furniture. Walking through the silent museum, staff were awed at the power of nature. Carpets squished underfoot, little puffs of green appeared on surfaces as mold sprouted, a number of stone artifacts were filled with water, glass shelving had been pushed from the wall in places, damp book covers curled away from bindings, and the air was heavy with a pungent odor that would only grow stronger. But amazingly, very few exhibits were disrupted, and artifacts remained in place Like much of Hatteras Island, museum staff and volunteers will be recovering from Hurricane Matthew for some time. The museum and nature trail are closed as work continues, but stay tuned. Progress reports and pictures will be posted regularly at In the meantime, individuals are encouraged to call 252-995-4440 for inquiries about opening hours—or volunteering. Other program opportunities are available with advance planning. The museum is located on Hatteras Island and open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM; Mondays by appointment only. For more information visit or call 252-995-4440. Albemarle Tradewinds November 2016 33