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Albemarle Tradewinds March 2016 Final Web

March 2016

Contact: Nancy Nicholls

Contact: Nancy Nicholls Nancy.nicholls@chowan.nc.gov For information about Edenton and Chowan County, call: 252-482-0300 or 800-775-0111 Classes at the Bead Spot Classes at The Bead Spot are by appointment during shop hours, Wednesdays thru Saturday 10am to 4pm. All classes are $20 per person plus materials. Participants can choose to learn the basics of jewelry making. Students will learn how to string and finish a necklace with a clasp 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 Spiral, etc – The bead weaving sessions demonstrate various techniques working with needle, thread and seed beads. 14 Albemarle Tradewinds March 2016 albemarletradewinds.com

40th ANNIVERSARY OF The BISHOP MURDER MYSTERY By Jimmy Fleming mrflemz@embarqmail.com The month of March marks a very dubious anniversary in Tyrrell County. On March 2, 1976, smoke was detected by the Scotia Fire Tower five miles south of Columbia and Ronald Brickhouse, NC Forest Ranger, was sent to investigate. The site of the smoke was approximately one mile west of the tower, so it didn’t take long for Ronald to reach the location. When he arrived, he found a fresh pile of dirt and two smoldering bodies lying in a shallow dug hole. He radioed for help and so began one of the longest running unsolved mysteries in the United States. When law officers arrived to investigate the crime scene they discovered the bodies of two adult females, three juvenile males, a gas can, a shovel, and a old pitchfork. The bodies were sent to Chapel Hill, NC for identification and Sheriff Royce Rhodes called in the SBI for assistance with the case. The SBI set up a mobile command post in front of the Tyrrell County Courthouse in Columbia to assist the fifteen agents that were sent to investigate the case. Five days into the case and the bodies had not even been identified, until March 6th when Detective Joe Sargent discovered a terrible murder scene in a Carderock, Maryland home. At that time, the bodies were then identified as Lobellia Bishop (age 68), Annette Weis Bishop (age 37), William Bradford Bishop III (age 14), Brenton G. Bishop (age 10), and Geoffrey Bishop (age 5). It was reported that all the victims were murdered while they slept in their home and died due to massive head injuries inflicted with a blunt instrument. William Bradford Bishop,Jr, age 39, (Lobellia’s son, Annette’s husband, and father to the three boys) was missing along with the family’s dog and maroon 1974 Chevrolet Malibu station wagon. Brad Bishop became the prime suspect in the murder of his family and a murder warrant was issued for his arrest on March 12, 1976. Evidence linking him to the crime was: withdrawal of savings on March 1st, his bloody fingerprints inside the home, and his signature on a credit card receipt from a purchase of tennis shoes in Jacksonville, NC on the day the bodies were discovered. A man matching his description was spotted in Jacksonville and Wilmington, NC buying gas and dining hours after the burning bodies were discovered. His 1974 Chevy was discovered on March 18th abandoned at a campsite in the Great Smoky Mountains near Gatlinburg, TN. Part 2 Next Month Merchant Money Company provides nationwide business financing to bankable and non bankable clients through SBA loans, commercial loans, small business loans, merchant cash advances and purchase order financing. Merchant Money Company (MMC) was created as a result of the need from within the small business community to become a source of financing and financial education. Our mission is to provide economic opportunities and progressive growth for small business owners and their underserved communities. 90% of businesses need financing at some point or another, with banks only approving 30% of applications that come through their doors, the void for small business lending is huge. MMC is determined to create a level playing field for small businesses through an efficient rapport building process. Our hands on approach team really strives to understand a business and provide them with the best product possible. Flexible guidelines allow us to provide the proper financing to countless industries and approve customers in a wide range of financial situations. We pride ourselves in providing technical expertise and underwriting guidance to our customers in order to help them achieve the most competitive financial offers. We have the ability to fund anywhere from $5K to $500,00, and if we don’t have the right program for you, we certainly have a contact that does. Strong relationships with banks and other lenders help ensure that we will provide your business with the best financing possibilities. There is no cost to apply for working capital, and businesses can receive the necessary funds for their company in as little as 48-72 hours! If you are interested in exploring your options please contact CHRIS PORRO at 562.242.2906. Please provide reference code ALBERMARLE for your free business credit report and analysis. Visit us online at www.mmcadvance.com facebook.com/AlbemarleTradingPost Albemarle Tradewinds March 2016 15