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Albemarle Tradewinds September 2016 Web Final

September 2016

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thomAs J. henderson, m.s., ccc-A Kathryn J. henderson, hearing instrument specialist, CaohC Certified technician Dedicated to providing quality hearing care we aCCept and We are proud to be an authorized dealer file insuranCe - of Siemens Hearing Aids & products. Call for details 330 Camden Cswy All of our elizabeth City instruments now come (252) 331-2437 with A 4-yeAr www.albemarleaudiologync.com wArrAnty. A locally owned and operated business with over 30 years experience. Grandma Swain’s Gingerbread Cake w/ Blackstrap Molasses When it started cooling down Grandma Swain would start baking. This was one of the favorites. It would never last more than a day! Ingredients: Now available at: Circle II Restaurant - Elizabeth City Tony’s Pizza - Elizabeth City Downtown Cafe and Soda Shop - Edenton Carol’s - Robersonville coming soon: other locations from Windsor to Durham. $10 per copy 2-3 tablespoons fresh ginger, finely grated 1 cup blackstrap molasses 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup oil 1 teaspoon vanilla Directions: 2 1/2 cups flour 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon Heat the oven to 375. 1/2 teaspoon black pepper In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the ginger, blackstrap molasses, sugar, oil and vanilla 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves until smooth. In a separate, smaller bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients; flour, cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon salt cloves, black pepper and salt. 1 cup water Bring 1 cup water to boil in a small pot. Once boiling, add the baking soda, remove from heat and pour the 2 teaspoons baking soda water-soda mixture into molasses mixture. Whisk to combine. 2 eggs To the molasses mixture, add the dry ingredients and eggs, whisking well. The mixture will be loose. Pour the batter into a greased 9-inch cake pan and bake for 1 hour or until a skewer stuck in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool completely. Serve it with whipped cream, or a simple dusting of powdered sugar 22 Albemarle Tradewinds September 2016 albemarletradewinds.com

Frisco Pier by Jake Worthington The National Park Service will be tearing down the beloved Frisco Pier in the fall. The pier, which took its last knockout punch in 2010 with Hurricane Earl, has been closed since that sad September day. While I never had the privilege of fishing on her, I have caught plenty of Speckled Trout and Puppy Drum while surf fishing on her north side. I have heard the stories of friends and old fishermen tell the tales of how many fish had been caught from her wooden planks. The pier was said to be a haven for King Mackerel and Cobia. Located near the Frisco-Hatteras border, the old wooden pier was built in 1962 and was called the Cape Hatteras Pier. The pier was damaged during Hurricane Isabel in 2003 and was then bought by its last owner Tod Gaskill. Gaskill repaired the pier, but hurricanes and storms took their toll. Then Hurricane Earl struck the knockout blow which closed the fishing platform permanently. The National Park Service struck a deal with Gaskill in 2013, in which the Park Service purchased the pier and the right of way from the state highway. This essentially ended all talk and rumors that the pier would be saved and repaired. The National Park Service announced this June that they would finally be removing the skeleton of the beloved pier and her pier houses in the late fall of 2016. The Frisco Pier House is an iconic Hatteras Island Landmark and is recognized by its bright yellow colors that have survived numerous Hatteras Island seasons. She is regularly the focal point of photographers and painters who use her for beautiful works of art. Wooden piers like Frisco are disappearing from the North Carolina coast because of their high maintenance and insurance costs. The Frisco Pier was the only fishing pier south of Diamond Shoals on Hatteras Island, and because of its location is one of the reasons the pier produced such great pier fishing seasons. This same location is also one of the reasons it may have become a victim of numerous hurricane assaults. They don’t call the area of Diamond Shoals “The Graveyard of the Atlantic” for nothing, and all of the damage to the pier is evidence of the dangers of having a pier in such a hot spot. However with the risk comes the reward. If you look at old fishing reports from the pier or talk to some of the anglers who used to walk her planks, you will learn that the Frisco Pier was a highly productive pier. I have talked to anglers who said the pier frequently yielded great catches of the normal bottom fishing fish such as Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, Trout, Sea Mullet and a host of other fish. So if you are down here in Hatteras this late summer or the early fall, make sure you stop by, + take a picture or two of her, and wish her farewell. Executive Shoe shine Station and Shoe Repair is a small business located in Elizabeth City, North Carolina at the Southgate Mall. The Co-owners, Hezekiah Brown and Ernest R. Sutton, recognized that there was a need in this area for this service. Seeking to fill this void, Executive Shoe Repair was born. Captured by the absence of this service and the strong support from the surrounding community, approximately two (2) years ago this service was officially made available to their customers. The business started out with offering only the Shoeshine Service, but the idea all along was to expand into shoe repair as well. Executive Shoe Repair offer an array of leather repair services, to include, cleaning of tennis shoes and timberland boots. But prehaps the service they are most proud is their orthopedic shoe repair services which is normally an expensive and scarcely available service. Executive Shoe Repair offer this service and all their services at extremely competitive prices. Their montra is: “We save Soles and heel”!!!! Ernest Banks, a former employee of the famous “Cranks Shoe Repair” is the craftsman on duty who will always greet you with an engaging smile and spirited friendly conversation. Capital as such is not evil; it is its wrong use that is evil. Capital in some form or other will always be needed. -- Mahatma Gandhi Come in today and bring your favorite shoes: you will leave smiling with your “Soles Repaired and Heeled”” facebook.com/AlbemarleTradingPost Albemarle Tradewinds September 2016 23