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Sean Haugh: A Special Message to My Republican Opponent RALEIGH (June 21) – In a special video message, Libertarian candidate for U.S. Senate Sean Haugh, told his Republican opponent, incumbent Richard Burr, “You could stand up in front of everybody and defend your record. Id like to see you try. The voters of North Carolina demand it.” “If you want to serve the people, you have to answer to the voters of this state,” Haugh said in the latest of his signature videos. “You have to debate me to answer to all of us who are tired of your perpetual war and unsustainable debt and corporate control of our government.” When he gets an invitation, Haugh says he accepts immediately. “Near as I can tell, our Democratic opponent Deb Ross, after some brief conversation, also accepts.” But Haugh said that even after months the Burr campaign is still “negotiating terms.” Haugh speculated that Burr may be waiting to hear if he’d be Donald Trumps vice presidential running mate. “That would make sense. You two are a match made in... well, Im not quite sure where, but you gotta admit, it’s a natural pairing.” “Given your vigorous defense of government secrecy, maybe youre asking for parts of the debate to be classified? I understand. It’s hard to reconcile open debate with your complete opposition to transparency,” Haugh said. However, Haugh said it’s looking more and more like Burr is afraid to debate. “Maybe you’re hoping you can just coast in on the power of incumbency. I’d understand it if you just can’t face the voters anymore with a straight face and repeat obvious nonsense like moderate Syrian rebels or repeal and replace.” Michael P. Sanders Attorney at Law Serving the Albemarle Region and the Outer Banks since 1990. Criminal and Traffic Law, Catastrophic Personal Injury and Wrongful Death, General Practice. 406A-1 South Griffin Street Elizabeth City, North Carolina Office (252) 331-1628 Fax (252) 331-1657 msanders@michaelsanderslaw.com www.michaelsanderslaw.com Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/eKbiXVmq7hI Beads of history created on Water Street Excavation of lands worldwide exposed the use of beads in most cultures. The oldest bead is dated at 108,000 BC. The process for bead-making to shape intricate ornaments is credited to the area of Mesopotamia, modern day Iraq. Fire was used to soften glass around 2300 BC. Wood, bone, and shells were plentiful and used extensively by Native American tribes in eastern North Carolina. Turquoise and stones were popular in the western U.S. The story told by beads is threaded through the cultures and civilizations since humankind inhabited the earth. Debbie Zimmerman, owner of the Bead Spot at 201 N. Water Street in Elizabeth City, has put her heart into making available to the public all the necessary components to design or purchase beaded jewelry. Anyone can express their creative concepts, or cultural heritage with a brooch, pendant, or coat of many colors. From how-to-books, to the hardware used for creating your bead story, The Bead Spot has it all. The Swarovski Crystal Birthstones refract light and sparkle like no other. The two-hole Japanese Miyuki seed-beads are very popular with the youngsters and easy to use with findings: (the hardware like clasps, hooks, and wire). In the Old World beads became a medium of barter for trade. In the New World we express our beauty, tell our family ancestry, and adorn religious ceremony with bead creations. The kaleidoscope of color, pattern, and unique story is yours to design. Call Debbie at 252-207-9088 and Classes at The Bead Spot are by appointment during shop hours, visit 201 N. Water Street today and Wednesdays thru Saturday 10am to 4pm. begin the tradition to preserve your All classes are $20 per person plus materials. legacy from the past. Participants can choose to learn the basics of jewelry making. Students will learn how to string and finish a necklace with a clasp Open Wed. – Sat. 10am - 4pm. and make a pair of earrings. Additional classes include: Introduction to Kumihimo – the Japanese art of braiding cord. Kumihimo II – Learn to add beads to your Kumihimo braid. Beadweaving Classes: Peyote, Herringbone, Brick Stitch, Dutch “John has a long mustache” Spiral, etc – The bead weaving sessions demonstrate various techniques working with needle, thread and seed beads. 38 Albemarle Tradewinds July 2016 albemarletradewinds.com Classes at the Bead Spot

Tillett motion says N.C. Bar unlawfully obtained files from JSC By: Russ Lay Reprinted with permission from outerbanksvoice.com/commentary/ Did the North Carolina State Bar “unlawfully and improperly” obtain confidential files from the North Carolina Judicial Standards Commission that were used in disciplinary actions against Judge Jerry R. Tillett? A “motion to dismiss” filed on May 24 by Tillett’s attorneys before the North Carolina’s Disciplinary Hearing Commission alleges the State Bar did. The story first broke in the trade publication North Carolina Lawyer’s Weekly. The new allegations cast an even longer shadow over the propriety of the State Bar’s actions against the Dare County Superior Court judge as well as other reported excesses by its Disciplinary Hearing Commission. The Bar’s pursuit of three defense attorneys have been brought to pubic light by former North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Robert Orr and Raleigh media and have become a part of a larger review of the Bar by Chief Justice Mark Martin. Adding significant weight to the charges is a sworn affidavit in the motion from a high-ranking attorney for the Judicial Standards Commission who worked on Tillett’s case when complaints were filed against the judge before that body in 2012. In his affidavit, J. Christopher Heagarty, former commission counsel and executive director of the North Carolina Judicial Standards Commission, states that Patrick Murphy, an attorney with the State Bar, “came to see me in the JSC office to discuss Judge Tillett.” Previously, Heagarty described a request from the State Bar for information in the JSC file on Tillett, saying he “copied information from the Tillett investigative file, mostly taken from the JSC investigative report.” He then says that at the meeting, “Murphy had in his possession a white loose-leaf notebook. Inside the notebook was a typed timeline of the case I had never seen before. Behind the timeline was a copy of the JSC investigative report on Judge Tillett. “The notebook contained information beyond the investigative report, including my hand-written attorney notes, a confidential legal analysis of the disciplinary case against Judge Tillett that I had prepared for the Commission members, and other correspondence from the investigative file.” Heagarty concludes: “I was stunned to see that Mr. Murphy’s notebook included original documents, not copies, from the JSC, including my original handwritten notes. “These notes and my confidential legal analysis prepared for the Commission were protected by attorney-client privilege and were not included in the information I had copied for the State Bar.” Heagarty says he quizzed the Bar attorney about where he received those files and the attorney responded “he did not know.” On March 8, 2013 the Judicial Standards Commission, which is charged under state law to investigate complaints against judges, issued a public reprimand against Tillett stemming from his involvement in a personnel dispute between the Town of Kill Devil Hills and four of its police officers. Two years later, the State Bar, in an unprecedented move, began its own investigation against Tillett, the first ever by the Bar against a sitting judge. The complaint was filed by then-Kill Devil Hills Town Attorney Steven Michael, who also happened to be a past president of the Bar and chairman of the Bar’s Disciplinary Hearing Commission, the panel which would hear the complaint against Tillett. Michael retired as town attorney last week, but his firm still represents Kill Devil Hills. The Town of Kill Devil Hills has been tussling with Tillett since 2011 and has been extremely aggressive in requesting sanctions against him before the JSC and the State Bar. In spite of the unclear jurisdictional authority of the State Bar to discipline a sitting judge and the apparent conflict of interest between Michael’s dual role as town attorney and the Disciplinary Hearing Commission, the Bar persevered, going as far as to deny Tillett a hearing in front of the panel, instead finding him “guilty” in a summary judgement. The Bar was set to issue punishment against Tillett in late June. In another unprecedented move, the North Carolina Supreme Court reversed a January decision that held Tillett must exhaust his appeals through the State Bar and the Court of Appeals before appealing to that body. The reversal stayed any Bar actions against Tillett, and the Supreme Court agreed to take up Tillett’s case directly, bypassing all lower courts of appeal. If these allegations prove to be true, it will be another setback to the State Bar and the Town of Kill Devil Hills in their half-decade-long pursuit of Tillett. Editors note: We continue to reprint these stories from the outerbanksvoice.com to let our readers know the details of an attempt to overturn the election of a judge, and the lengths that a small cadre will go to accomplish their goal. We will keep our readers informed until the conclusion of this story. facebook.com/AlbemarleTradingPost Albemarle Tradewinds July 2016 39