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October 2015

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Business Home Auto (252) 338-3322 (252) 482-2101 Boat Renters Workers Comp. (252) 441-0810 (252) 793-5121 It’s “Bootlegging, Prohibition and the Jazz Age” when Historic Ghost Walk Steps off Oct. 9-10 in Elizabeth City, N.C. (Elizabeth City, N.C., Sept. 24, 2015) – Are you for drinking or “agin’”? Featuring the ghost of a noted North Carolina moonshiner and the folks who fought to flush bathtub gin down the drain, Elizabeth City’s Historic Ghost Walk takes on “Bootlegging, Prohibition and the Jazz Age,” when it presents its 19th annual walk, Oct. 9-10 in the city’s downtown historic district. More than a ghost tour, this must-see fall happening transports visitors to a point in time in Elizabeth City history, featuring actors portraying real-life characters with riveting stories to tell. Previous “walks” have focused on the mysterious 1901 disappearance of local ingénue Nell Cropsey, the Civil War-era Battle of Elizabeth City and the days when the traveling James Adams Floating Theatre treated locals to its “showboat” performances. This year’s event will shed the spotlight on the 1920s prohibition era with visits from Alvin Sawyer, a noted bootlegger in the Albemarle, and Bennie Halstead, the revenue agent who chased him for decades. Participants will also hear from the evangelist Reverend Billy Sunday, preaching against the evils of Demon Rum; Judge I.M. Meekins, telling how he brought North Carolina-style justice to liquor traffickers up north during his years as a federal judge in New York City; and the aptly-named, anti-Saloon League worker Prudence T. Drinkwater, explaining why lips that touch liquor shall never touch hers! The Elizabeth City Historic Neighborhood Association presents this combination house tour, history lesson, and live theater with 1920’s speakeasy music and entertainment at Arts of the Albemarle’s Maguire Theatre. Ghost Walk takes place from 5:30 to 9:30 pm both nights. Tickets are $12 and $10 for military and first responders, and may be purchased at Arts of the Albemarle, Muddy Waters Coffee House, Soho Organic Market and Page after Page Book Store. Check out Ghost Walk souvenirs at Ghost Walk Headquarters, 516 E. Main Street. Complementary transportation will be provided between sites. For more information, visit For additional information, call Elizabeth City Area Convention & Visitors Bureau at 1-866-ECity-4U (1-866-324-8948) or visit 28 Albemarle Tradewinds October 2015

If you wish an article written about your business call Scott at 252-312-2302 Dockside Grill at Lamb’s Marina – Be Beyond Surprised by C.L. Cooke My Wednesday night became a dining experience I will never forget. The extensive menu of land and sea entrees, sides, and sandwiches covers all possible choices. The specials change nightly, but featured specials of Prime Rib are served Friday and Saturday, as well as spaghetti on Saturday. The nautical themed dining room influenced me to start with the Shipwreck Salad consisting of plump shrimp seasoned w/Old Bay seasoning and a garlic pinch, bacon bits, grape tomatoes and feta over a bed of two lettuces- romaine and iceberg. The vinaigrette side was a nice blend to a quite tasty and refreshing salad. Next, the Pot Pie was like Grandma used to make and the sweet cornbread went perfectly with this Southern favorite. A side of fried green tomatoes was a special treat. Seldom found in our area, they were lightly battered and tasty. You may want to request a sauce of your choice for dipping. I next was offered the onion tanglers, a slimmed down onion ring, thinly battered and tasty. All ages should enjoy them. The Pile High Club sandwich with turkey, ham, roast beef, crispy bacon, and American cheese was complemented with a side cucumber salad consisting of a cleansing onion and dill sauce…A tasty and terrific combo. The Reuben did not disappoint. The side of sweet potato fries was heightened by the YumYum sauce – I could eat that with a spoon; you have to try it. I continued to wash these culinary delights down with the sweet tea. I changed back to seafood with the savory Grilled Tuna with a tropical topping of pico de gallo and fresh green beans.. You no longer have to travel all the way to the OBX for a superior taste for seafood and accompanying sauces. The homemade tartar and cocktail sauces were worthy of cracker dunking… almost a dessert delight. Speaking of dessert, hold onto your seat…Limoncello Mascarpone was a velvety smooth and taste bud sensation. A flavorful cup of coffee perfectly culminated my adventure and finding of a treasure chest of appetizing fare to surprise. The kitchen has created an exceptional dining experience for the people of the Albemarle. Thank you Jade and the Dockside Grill staff for a special evening. You elevated a simple man to a Wall Street tycoon in my mind. Dockside Grill at Lamb’s Marina, Camden, NC Albemarle Tradewinds October 2015 29