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May 2016

Gallop Memorial Chapel

Gallop Memorial Chapel – Currituck Grand Opening. The Currituck Chamber of Commerce recently held a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Gallop Memorial Chapel – Currituck. The Chapel is located at 4055 Caratoke Hwy, Barco NC. Gallop Funeral Services celebrated their 10th anniversary and the opening of their Chapel in Barco. It offers a full sized chapel, a family lounge, and a visitation parlor. They are conveniently located to serve all of Currituck County as well as Elizabeth City and the Outer Banks. The celebration was attended by local business owners, staff, family and friends. Owner Courtney Gallop is proud for Gallop Memorial Chapel to be located in Currituck County. Call (252) 202-2611 for more information. If you have questions or comments concerning the Currituck Chamber please contact us by email at mary@currituckchamber.org or call us at 252-453-9497 Dare County Arts Council To Host 71st Watercolor Society of NC Convention and Exhibit The Watercolor Society of North Carolina’s 71st statewide convention and exhibit will be hosted by the Dare County Arts Council in downtown Manteo October 8-14. The juried exhibition will feature watercolorists from across NC and will be on display at the Dare County Arts Council Gallery October 9-November 18. The exhibit’s opening reception will be held at the Gallery on Sunday, October 9 from 2-4pm. “I am looking forward to having outstanding artists of this caliber sharing their talents with the residents of the Outer Banks,” said award-winning watercolorist and event co-chair Peggy Saporito. Artists wishing to participate in this year’s exhibition can find a prospectus online at ncwatercolor.com. The deadline for entries is May 30. The exhibition is open to any watermedia artist over the age of 18 who is a resident of North Carolina and a current member of WSNC. You can easily become a member online at ncwatercolor.com. In addition to the exhibit, the Dare County Arts Council will also host four seminars, the annual meeting, a luncheon and a workshop with award-winning watercolorist and juror Mark Mehaffey for members of the WSNC. The Watercolor Society of North Carolina’s annual statewide convention and exhibit is sponsored by the Don and Catharine Bryan Cultural Series. “We are excited about the WSNC exhibition and pleased to be working with the Dare County Arts Council. Our founder Don Bryan was an accomplished painter. With this show, we will return to our roots in the visual arts,” said President of the Don and Catharine Bryan Cultural Series John Tucker. Did you know the Albemarle Tradewinds is located in more than 200 locations in NENC and Chesapeake? For more information about the Watercolor Society of North Carolina’s annual statewide convention and exhibit, please visit ncwatercolor.com or darearts.org. 32 Albemarle Tradewinds May 2016 albemarletradewinds.com

The Chowanoke Indians By Duvonya Chavis During the era of pre-colonialism, the Chowanoke Indians had a sophisticated and structured society within their villages. While their culture was different in contrast to the colonial newcomers, they were not primitive and had established a system for hunting, planting crops, and trading with their neighbors. Having lived along the Chowan River for several centuries, they had established villages that were set up with Chiefdoms where the nobility lived. Those of the working class lived outside of the Chiefdoms and maintained the farms. Their land was communal except the portion on which their house resided. The Chowanoke had also established a means of storing crop which provided food during the winter months. This same provision would later help to prevent Captain John Smith and his men from starving while they explored the Carolina Algonquian region. The Chowanoke capital village, Choanoac, was centrally located within the territory of the smaller villages and can be viewed much like our State capital today, yet governing differently and on a much smaller scale. Incidentally, according to archaeological research, these same Chowanoke villages later evolved into towns that still exist throughout the northeastern region of North Carolina today. Chowanoke Indians were known as People of the South by the early American Indian because geographically they were the southernmost Algonquian tribe that lived on the East Coast. Variations in the spelling of their name have been seen from early spellings such as Sanawanoock or Sanawanok, to later variations including Chawanook, Chawan, Choanoc, and Choanoke. However, they all have the same meaning, “People of the South”. Picture of Chowanoke family taken in the very late 1800’s/early 1900’s. The mother pictured here is the great granddaughter of one of the Chowanoke Chief men listed in Gates County court records. She resided in Sarum area of Gates County until her death Duvonya, a Chowanoke Indian descendant, is President of Roanoke-Chowan Native American Association, a non-profit organization whose mission is to help American Indians in Northeastern Get involved! By Janet Klein NC and Southeastern VA. She currently sits on the council of the Chowanoke Tribe. In partnership with another Chowanoke descendant, she is currently developing Chowanoke Reservation for tribal No skills necessary, experience a plus! descendants to gather and hold cultural events. Whether you are new in town or have been a long time resident, Encore Theatre Company, an all volunteer community theatre, welcomes all those who are interested to participate. Some of our members are primarily interested in acting and performing while others prefer to express their talents behind the scenes in costuming, makeup, props, set building, painting, lighting, sound, special effects, production management, ushering or having fun working on a building maintenance project. All are important to our organization. We meet the first Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at 1176 US Hwy 17 South. New members, to us, mean new skills and enthusiasm. If you are not sure of your hidden talents, it’s an opportunity to learn, grow and have fun. If you need additional information, please visit our website at www.encoretheatre.org or email us at membership@encoretheatre.org. Space sponsored by: George and Co facebook.com/AlbemarleTradingPost Albemarle Tradewinds May 2016 33