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Albemarle Tradewinds January 2016 Final5

January 2016

C.L. Cooke celebrates

C.L. Cooke celebrates his NCSeniorGames gold medal with Spud’s Colonial Restaurant staff in Elizabeth City. A retired educator and veteran, Cooke has become an advocate for renewed patriotism, and a critic of poverty in our region. “If many politicians have become more the problem than the solution,” states Cooke, “then good people are encouraged to speak-up, step-up, and fix the mess.” Running for US House 1st District in 2016 by C.L. Cooke C.L. Cooke of Pasquotank County has filed for the North Carolina 1st Congressional District seat as a Libertarian candidate. Cooke noted a “very widespread mistrust and dissatisfaction with establishment politics.” He further explained that both the Republican and Democratic leaders in both Raleigh, NC and Washington, DC chose long ago to forsake our area, and the recent statement by a state official “for the economic future of northeastern North Carolina we should look to Virginia” sealed his decision. “Facing over a century of being one of the poorest districts in America has convinced me that our citizens deserve better,” Cooke emphasized. “My grandparents and parents were working class Democrats from our area, and I also became a third generation Democrat.” In the early 1970’s Cooke stated he changed to the Republican Party, and has become so disgusted with the greed and power broking by both parties that he changed to Libertarian on October 5, 2015. In North Carolina, in order for your name to appear on the ballot, a candidate must be registered with one of these three political parties. Cooke said, “Name recognition and his economic plan are keys to gaining support in our historically economically broken area. Straight to the point, Cooke noted, “Our traditional, registered Democrat voters are disproportionately poor and have been lied to and played by the Democratic leadership. The Republicans have a smaller footprint in the area, but career politicians and sell-out to big money is at the core of our anguish. So, our continued poverty points to a lack of effective vision and leadership.” Cooke’s closing comment resonated a spiritual tone as he concluded, “If our people care about the future, we can overcome over one hundred years of neglect and join together as brothers and sisters in Christ to fix our broken area. We are rich in history, wealthy in Spirit, and I plan to share the light of prosperity for the future.” C.L. Cooke plans to publish a collection of informative articles to guide the voters to a good decision come election day. Under the compelling title, Help Make A Miracle goes on sale in January, 2016. Announcements will be forthcoming through the party website www.lpnc.org, social media, and other community information outlets. VOTE NOVEMBER 8, 2016 COOKE, US HOUSE 1ST DISTRICT If you buy a printed ad from Albemarle Tradewinds , you also have access to our social media. (Paid for by C.L.Cooke for Congress). Comments? E-Mail to br549@modernmedianow.com 20 Albemarle Tradewinds December 2015 albemarletradewinds.com

Rosie’s Always Happy With Scallops By Rosie Hawthorne Outer Bankers are lucky. We have access to the best and freshest seafood anywhere. I particularly love scallops and I’m always coming up with new dishes to showcase these wonderful bivalves. For this excellent repast, I’m searing scallops and serving them on a bed of sautéed sesame snow peas. Kitchensaremonkeybusiness.com Sesame Snow Peas However many snow peas you want Tablespoon or two of unsalted butter ¼ - ½ tsp sesame oil About a tablespoon of sesame seeds Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste Heat skillet over medium high heat. Add butter. When it’s foamy drop in snow peas. Add in sesame oil and seeds. Sauté about 90 seconds. Season to taste. Seared Scallops 1 pound scallops 1 TB unsalted butter 1 TB oil Splash of white wine Juice of one lemon To prepare scallops remove that little adductor muscle on the side of the scallop. Rinse scallops, drain, and pat completely dry. Melt butter in skillet over medium high heat. Add in oil. Butter is for flavor. Oil is to raise the smoke point so the butter doesn’t burn. When butter is foamy, add in the scallops. Cook around two minutes first side and one minute second side. Add in a splash of white wine and juice of one lemon. To serve, make a nest of snow peas and set seared scallops over top. Enjoy! For more recipes and tours through Rosie’s Garden, visit me at KitchensAreMonkeyBusiness.com. Did you know the Albemarle Tradewinds is located in more than 200 locations in NENC and Chesapeake? The Treasure Hunter “Don’t do it... without checking with me first” Milton Sawyer 252-722-6078 Cash Buyer Gold & Silver Jewelry & Coins facebook.com/AlbemarleTradingPost Albemarle Tradewinds December 2015 21