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August 2016

EDENTON, NC - Our annual

EDENTON, NC - Our annual celebration of National Lighthouse Day observances will be held at the historic 1886 Roanoke River Lighthouse, here on the waterfront in Edenton. We invite you to celebrate with us and explore how the Riverlights kept those traveling by water safe. We’ll have the lighthouse open free to visitors 10 am – 5 pm. Built in 1886, the fully restored Roanoke River Lighthouse now stands proudly in the harbor at Edenton, NC. The lighthouse first served as a guide for ships navigating the waters of the Albemarle Sound into the Roanoke River, and then, after being decommissioned in 1941, was moved by barge across the sound to private land, where it ultimately deteriorated as a neglected residence. Its history, as one would expect, is filled with fateful events and colorful characters. After being acquired by the State of North Carolina, Department of Cultural Resources, a band of dedicated volunteers, preservationists and public officials; with Federal Stimulus, State and privately raised funding, brought it to Edenton’s waterfront where structural restoration work was completed and furnishings were gathered. The Roanoke River Lighthouse sits in its permanent location overlooking Edenton Bay. The lighthouse was originally located on screw-pilings in the Albemarle Sound marking the entrance to the Roanoke River near Plymouth. The lighthouse is believed to be the last extant example in the United States of a squarer frame building built for a screw-pile base. The lighthouse was in commission from 1887 until 1941. National Lighthouse Day, an annual commemoration of the anniversary of the federal lighthouse establishment and a day to celebrate lighthouses and the commitment and service of those who tended America’s lights for generations. For the bicentennial of the U.S. Lighthouse Service in 1989, the Society petitioned Congress to declare National Lighthouse Day on August 7 -- the date in 1789 that the Ninth Act of the First Congress, establishing federal control of lighthouses, was passed and signed by President George Washington. Sen. John H. Chaffee of Rhode Island sponsored the joint resolution, which was championed in the House by Rep. William J. Hughes of New Jersey, and the measure was signed by President Ronald Reagan as Public Law 100-622 on Nov. 5, 1988. All lighthouse organizations across the country are encouraged to celebrate each August 7 as National Lighthouse Day. It’s a perfect day for lighthouse tours, programs and activities, and a fitting way to commemorate a vitally important part of America’s rich maritime heritage. The Lighthouse is open daily from 10 to 4. Admission is $3.50 for adults, $1.75 for youth 3-12, and free for children 2. To schedule a group tour or special rentals contact Historic Edenton State Historic Site or phone 252-482-2637. All of our clients get their own QR code for free when purchasing an ad. Sodoku Did you know the Albemarle Tradewinds is located in more than 200 locations in NENC and Chesapeake? 18 Albemarle Tradewinds August 2016 albemarletradewinds.com

Currituck Wildlife Festival On September 10th and 11th the Coinjock Ruritan Club will be hosting the 13th annual Currituck Wildlife Festival at Currituck High School, in Barco. The times for the Wildlife Festival are 9:00 AM – 5:00 on Saturday 10 September, and 10:00 AM – 4 PM on Sunday 11 September. Admission is $5.00 for the weekend, with children under 12 free, and free to all First Responders (with I.D.). The Currituck Wildlife Festival is a unique venue, family oriented, that showcases all forms of wildlife and wildfowl art. This is a non-juried/nonjudged festival, which provides an opportunity for wildlife artisans to display and sell their work. On display, for viewing and purchase are original paintings and prints, numerous hand carvings of various birds and wildlife, decoys for display or hunting, antique decoys, photography, and many oneof-a kind gifts associated with Wildlife. Our Exhibitors come from up and down the Eastern Seaboard, as well as Northeast North Carolina, and many are repeat exhibitors. This year’s featured carver is Bud Coppedge, a very well known carver from the Back Bay and Currituck Sound areas. Bud was often sought out to verify the carvings of other well known area carvers, and in 1991 he co-published a book titled “Gun Clubs & Decoys of Back Bay and Currituck Sound.” This book is still regarded, by many, as the finest record of waterfowl history of the Back Bay and Currituck Sound areas. Unfortunately Bud Coppedge left us on December 28, 2015. For further information on the Currituck Wildlife Festival, please contact John Murray @252-453-6814. Water, life’s number one necessity! By: Bernard T Walker: My suggestion for water heater replacement in a home is as follows: Sediment has to build up in any unit, and the manufacturers install a cheap piece of junk drain that is unserviceable from State certified instructor Servicing the first time of use. I always remove the drain and use a 3/4 x 4” dielectric nipple, a 3/4” Northeastern N.C. $75 Concealed carry galvanized 90-degree elbow, and a good 3/4” ball valve with a 3/4” pipe-to-hose adapter on the permit class. $60 Basic handgun marksmanship safety and maintenance class. end. Every three months or so, the unit would have a garden hose attached to the new drain assembly and be given a “bottom blow,” to use the trade jargon. You should let out about five gallons of water each time. Sediment $20 private instruction per hour. Reliable training and instruction you can buildup reduces the efficiency of a heater and is a factor in overall drainage failure. Of course, all local codes and manufacturer’s installation instructions should be followed. rely on in a defensive situation. contact I have seen three-year-old water heaters with five to ten gallons of sedimentation in them. An old water heater at a us at Hunttactical@gmail.com or on friend’s house was filled to within two inches of the top and weighted about 340 pounds; it took three men to get it Facebook at https://www.facebook. out. Don’t find yourself in that predicament. com/HUNTTACTICAL About the author: Bernard T Walker, “Bernie,” was born and raised near Baltimore, Maryland, in a bottom-echelon blue-collar community called Rosedale. Bernard attended public schools and spent a year and a half at Essex Community College before transferring to Towson State College and receiving a degree in Social Science in 1967. Bernard was drafted immediately after college, went to Basic in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and spent ten months supply training in Fort Jackson, South Carolina. Then, there was an 11-month tour of duty in Vietnam. By “Nam” standards, his unit had a great job since it was located at a massive fire support base north of Saigon. He was promoted to E-5 and was in charge of the cargo crew supplies, which ran through nearby Bien Hoa Air Base to various areas in the jungle. Bernard came home in September 1969 and started a job with B&O railroad, but the job was eliminated due to downsizing after a year and a half. Next, he went to work for the Employment Security Administration for the state of Maryland as the job developer, interviewer, veteran’s rep, and counselor. This agency was a branch of the “War on Poverty.” The entire office shut down. Bernard found a home at Plumbers Local #48 as an apprentice plumber and gasfitter. He worked about half the time as a mechanic and the other half as a supervisor. He retired nine years ago and moved to Creswell, NC four years ago. Bernard and his wife divorced in 1994, and he doesn’t have any children. facebook.com/AlbemarleTradingPost Albemarle Tradewinds August 2016 19