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Fill Your Stocking with Holiday Events in Elizabeth City! By Charlotte Underwood All aboard! The Polar Express pulls into the Museum of the Albemarle Dec. 6, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., as part of a fun-filled holiday open house. Featuring a toy train exhibit, reminiscent of scenes from the popular children’s book by author Chris Van Allsburg, the exhibit will be open through Dec. 19 in Elizabeth City, N.C. During the holiday open house, visitors can: - View the Polar Express O-scale train village, courtesy of the Albemarle Railroad Club, and watch the locomotive as it climbs to the North Pole - Play in the newly-renovated Children’s Discovery Room, featuring interactive exhibits with a railroad theme - Savor American Heritage Historic Chocolate demonstrations and tastings, sponsored by the Heritage Division of Mars, Inc. - Share their holiday wishes with Santa A highlight of the day will be three showings of “The Polar Express” film (10:00 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m.). On the museum grounds, “Jingle Bell” carriage rides ($5 per person, with Carolina Carriages) and pony rides ($3 per child, with Circle S Stables) will be available. Also on site will be the 3rd Annual Holiday on the Harbor, with arts, crafts and baked good for purchase. Wrap up your visit at the Museum Gift Shop for the perfect holiday treasure, such as hand-crafted pottery, textiles, baskets and other treasures. The Polar Express exhibit and museum entrance are free. Grab a ticket, step up to the turnstile—but don’t wait! The Polar Express exhibit will leave the tracks Dec. 19. Details about this and other Elizabeth City holiday events are at Your local computer repair store. From Laptop Repair to virus removal we do it all. Located in Elizabeth City NC. 252-562-0987 Albemarle Tradewinds has never required contracts from it’s clients. 22 Albemarle Tradewinds December 2014

My name is mark Anderson and I am the founder of NC Paranormal Research, we are on Facebook and have a website at My subject today will be about orbs. If you get a chance to watch my YouTube videos you will see there are a lot of orbs in the Elizabeth City area. Now I want to exclaim that I feel no one in the paranormal field is an expert. We all summarize our opinions on our life experiences and our investigations, they are only opinions. Now that I got the disclaimer out of the way. After each investigation I sit down and review the video and audio. the video would just about always show an orb. We make sure that all air is turned off and windows are closed. In a lot of cases the camera video the orbs in a vacant room. My opinion on the orbs are that they are spirits just passing through, and meaning no harm. In one case when I was investigating The Museum of Albemarle, and orb was captured with my hatcam (a camera mounted to my hate) and the Ovilus said “Cried” The orb just floated by the Ovilus, said the word and took off. My personal feelings is that over all the years, there had been so many native Americans in the area and so many deaths that perhaps their spirits are still floating around, to what end I am trying to find out. Mark A. Anderson is an Arthur of the following books: The Homza’s Son, He’s Alive, BUT!, Who Cares, also children books: Shadows Live in Darkness, I’m a Bee, Do unto Others, Stranger Danger, and Lions on the Run with his 10 year old daughter Athena. Regards, Mark A. Anderson Author/Paranormal Investigator Did you know the Albemarle Tradewinds is located in more than 200 locations in NENC and Chesapeake? Motu Music Foundation The Motu Music Foundation wants to thank everyone that supported us in our first concert/fundraiser at The Roadside Bar and Grill in Duck. It was a great success that exceeded our expectations. We are inspired as we make plans for our upcoming programs. The Motu Music Foundation believes in the power of music and how it can transform a community. With YOUR help, we can make this a reality. As we enter the season of giving, consider giving the gift of music. Donations can be placed through our new website at To find out more about our mission and how you can help, check out our Facebook page, Motu Music Foundation. We are also accepting a limited number of applications for music lessons at this time. If you are interested or know of someone that is interested in lessons, please email us at Albemarle Tradewinds December 2014 23