7 months ago

Tradewinds April Web

May 2014

Mobility May Prompts

Mobility May Prompts Outpour of Community Support By Derek Baker The Outer Banks of North Carolina is known for its community feel. Local businesses and individuals outpour their support throughout the year; whether it be for the Relay for Life, fundraisers and benefits for the community and its members, or the overwhelming sense of family that brings a small island even closer together, local individuals have always come together to support each other and their community. Once again, the community of the Outer Banks will show their support, this time, to our disabled veterans. As May draws closer, locals are once again pouring their time, money, and effort into a relatively new cause to the Outer Banks: National Mobility Awareness Month. Free Classified Ads go to for more! What started as a small thought from Rebecca Wilson, of the Albemarle Tradewinds, Butch Stone, owner and operator of OBX JetPak, and Jane Ford, of Outer Banks Reality Group, has snowballed into the first “Mobility May” on the Outer Banks. Bringing together local individuals and businesses, Wilson has cultivated an event to support and raise awareness for disabled individuals, specifically disabled veterans. Between May 22 and May 24, four veterans, with the support of many local businesses, will embark on a three day adventure. Connection to these veterans was provided by “Paralyzed Veterans of America.” They will be housed through the generosity of Carolina Designs Realty, and food will be provided by: The Dunes, Hotdoggers, Western Sizzlin’ and Morris Farm Market. The “Mobility Adventure,” aptly named by Wilson and Stone, will include a ride on the “Bluefin” out of Hatteras, a Charter Boat, provided by Captain Chuck Parker; reels and tackle packages will be provided by the Fishing Hole in Waves, as well as Frank and Fran’s. The participants will be taking home the rods, reels, and tackle boxes provided for the day of fishing. The name, “Mobility Adventure,” stems from the initial idea that Butch Stone would provided the services of OBX Jetpak to shoot disabled veterans over the sound. This will be the main event of the “adventure.” Other sponsors include: The North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, who will provide 16 passes for the welcome packages that will be received by the four individual participating in the adventure weekend; Ron Weintraub, of Outer Banks Skeeter Beeter; the Frisco Native American Museum and Natural History Center; The Albemarle Trade Winds; Shops International; photos will be provided by Photography on the Banks (POBX). Many other individuals will also be providing equipment, time, money, and welcome package contributions. The Outer Banks Community is once again coming together to support a cause well worth the time and effort of the organizers, sponsors, and donators. As a population, the Outer Banks knows that support starts at home. Through this feeling of togetherness, community, and family, the Outer Banks has always been and always will be a place that locals love to call home; not for the view, not for economy, but for the community and symmetry that separates us not only as an island but as a population. Phone # : 2527226078 $25 Shower chair. Come check it out at 112 North Road Street. Across from Muddys, downtown Elizabeth City, NC More information about “Mobility May,” can be found on Facebook. “Paralyzed Veterans of America” can be found online; also attainable online is information about National Mobility Awareness Month. Display case for sale. We are closing our store and this item is up for sale. The asking price is $100. Please email me at: for more information.

Historic KDH Home Designation/ Putt Putt for Polio By: Reverend Tanya K. Young Find me on Facebook at White Cottage at 2400 North Virginia Dare Trail Designated as Kill Devil Hills Land- mark- The White family was presented a commemorative plaque at the April 11 Historic Landmark Open House which drew a crowd of over 150 people. Shown left to right is White family members Christie White Sanders, Ann White Felton, Brenda White, Glenn White (accepting the plaque), Tanya Young, Jerry Farless and Beverly Boswell, all current members of the Kill Devil Hills Historic Landmarks Commission. The White Cottage was constructed in 1955 by Author Chappell and a crew from Belvidere in Perquimans County, NC for Edwin S. White who owned a lumber mill in the town. The structure is located in Virginia Dare Shores Subdivision, which was the first subdivision in the Town of Kill Devil Hills. The Historic Landmarks Commission was developed to identify preserve and protect the heritage, history, architecture and culture of the Town of Kill Devil Hills. Currently, the inventory of Historic Landmarks is 25 homes. The Kill Devil Hills Board of Commissioners appointed the first Commission, which is comprised of 5 Kill Devil Hill’s citizens, on August 18, 2004. Designation of local historic landmarks is a process that includes extensive research of the property, owner notification, public hearings and approval by the State Historic Preservation office and also the Kill Devil Hills Board of Commissioners. For more information call (252) 449-5318. Currituck High School Drama Club at Rotary Putt Putt for Polio Event April 26- The family event will be held on Saturday, April 26 (rain date April 27), at Professor Hacker’s Lost Treasure Golf at 1600 N Croatan Highway, Kill Devil Hills from11 a.m. to 4 p.m. SAGA Construction and Development is the Gold Doubloon Sponsorship and Charter Media is also a major contributor. Additional sponsorships include Douglas Kenyon Video, Capt’n Darby- Outer Banks Irish Pirate- and Print Plus. We are 99% of the way to eradicating polio globally. In 1988, when the Global Polio Eradication Initiative was formed, polio paralyzed more than 350 000 people a year. Since that time, polio case numbers have decreased by more than 99%. For more information visit Carpet Pro Commercial Vacuum Cleaner for sale. This vacuum has been used for the past year in a small store, approximately 3-4 times per month. The vacuum is in excellent condition, and would make a great accessory for your home. $185 Please contact me at for more information. Thank you for looking!