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February 2016

An Occurrence at Owl

An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge By: Ambrose Bierce Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (June 24, 1842 – circa 1914) was an American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist, and satirist. He wrote the short story “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge” and compiled a satirical lexicon, The Devil’s Dictionary. His vehemence as a critic, his motto “Nothing matters”, and the sardonic view of human nature that informed his work, all earned him the nickname “Bitter Bierce”. Despite his reputation as a searing critic, Bierce was known to encourage younger writers, including the poets George Sterling and Herman George Scheffauer and the fiction writer W. C. Morrow. Bierce employed a distinctive style of writing, especially in his stories. His style often embraces an abrupt beginning, dark imagery, vague references to time, limited descriptions, impossible events, and the theme of war. In 1913, Bierce traveled to Mexico to gain first-hand experience of the Mexican Revolution. He was rumored to be traveling with rebel troops, but was not seen again. Source: Wikipedia Farquhar Plantation Confederacy Bridge Railroad Hallucinate Constellations Swims Forest Escaped Wife Union Infantrymen Alabama Guards Clanging Watch Distracted Creek Noose If you buy a printed ad from Albemarle Tradewinds , you also have access to our social media. 4 Albemarle Tradewinds February 2016 albemarletradewinds.com

By: Kelly Thorsby CenturyLink… Your Link to High Speed Internet and Better Communication Super Heroes in the HOUSE! We celebrated our 105th ANNUAL DINNER MEETING on Thursday, Jan. 28. As our guests enjoyed a delicious Montero’s meal and a presentation on the mission of the chamber, our sponsors and community leaders were honored along with these winners of the evening: - Business of the Year: Phil Johnson & Pepsi Bottling Ventures of Elizabeth City - Small Business of the Year: Karin & Andy Montero of Montero’s Restaurant - Non-Profit of the Year: Bishop Ernest Sutton of Faithway Apostolic Church - Ambassador of the Year: Lauren Hill-Spruill of Piedmont Natural Gas - Volunteer of the Year: Amber Joseph of Coastal Staffing We bid a fine farewell to Ed Powell of A.R. Chesson Construction as our board chair while welcoming Chris Purcell of Firehouse Subs to take his seat in 2016. As a surprise, we honored our local 1st Responders as our special Super Heroes! Sheriffs Randy Cartwright and Tony Perry, ECPD Chief Eddie Buffaloe, ECFD Deputy Chief Barry Overman, USCG CO Bruce Brown, and Director of EMS, Jerry Newell received certificates of appreciation for working day and night to keep us safe. And finally, the Super Hero tradition continues with our 25th ANNUAL BUSINESS EXPO & JOB FAIR– Tues., March 22 @ 5-8pm featuring our Sneak Peek Heroes’ Welcome for $25 ticket admission which includes DJ Taz, food, dessert, beer and wine. Then Wed., March 23 is our Community Day and features our Hall of Justice for Nonprofits from 10am-2pm. This super event takes place at KE White. Booths are available for $350 to our members, Future Members pay $450. Limited number of booths available. Don’t miss this opportunity to STAND OUT in the community! Attention Restaurants, Caterers & Bakers- EXPO CHEF & SWEETS CHALLENGERS NEEDED! Don’t miss our best networking event of the year which is co-sponsored by COA Small Business Center! For more information on our events or to become a member, call us at 252.335.4365 or visit elizabethcitychamber.org. 502 E. Ehringhaus St., EC, NC 27909 facebook.com/AlbemarleTradingPost Albemarle Tradewinds February 2016 5