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March Edition of the Albemarle Tradewinds Magazine

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The Month of March Wanda Lassiter, Curator, Museum of the Albemarle March is Women’s History Month and the Museum of the Albemarle honors women throughout all of its exhibits. Our main gallery, Our Story, features women from different eras including Polly Jackson Scott. The hall-and-parlor style house in the gallery was erected for Polly’s grandfather, Daniel Jackson, Jr. around 1755. Polly lived in the house and managed the surrounding farm with fi ve of her eight children. Also in Our Story, you can fi nd Sophia Mc- Coy’s civilian employee badge and photo from 1943 while she was employed at the Weeksville Naval Air Station. In the World War I exhibit Tar Heels in the Trenches, you can view the uniform that Lula Ada Heath of Union County wore while volunteering with the Young Men’s Christian Association as a canteen worker. Heath was stationed near LeMans, France during the war. Also on display is the Red Cross fl ag given to Eva Blount Way of Beaufort County for her service with a local chapter of the International Red Cross. The North Carolina Women Making History exhibit uncovers the lives of women who have lived and worked in the state over the past four hundred years. Harriet Jacobs and Penelope Barker of Edenton and Mary Jane Conner of New Bern are three of the women featured in the wall-paneled exhibit. The Museum’s 50th birthday exhibit features a peacock made in 1988 by then 72-year-old artist Annie L. Lawson of Perquimans County. The peacock is constructed of scraps of cotton and polyester. In addition, please take time and view the 1935 “Most Loyal” student pin awarded to Celeste Spivey while attending Woodland High School in Northampton County. Elizabeth City NC Lic 27045 Office Scott Lawrence Emergency Line 252-330-9988 252-339-9988 Graphic: ATTENDING A PARTY, ca. 1933 When John C. B. Ehringhaus was elected governor, his wife invited women from Elizabeth City and the surrounding area to Raleigh for a party. Identifi ed in the image are (left to right) Margaret Hollowell, Rida Hollowell, Katie Duff, Julia Skinner, Eloise Robinson, Bessie Small, Ethel Worth, Eva Scott, Elizabeth Conger, Helen Robinson, Nan Parker, Lon Aberman, Bessie Wilson, Ivy Robinson, Sue Peters, and Annie Foremand. Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself. - Charlie Chaplin would like to take this opportunity to give each of you some personal background and history to help you understand my moral I compass and direction. Both my wife, Susan, and I were born and raised in Elizabeth City. Susan attended Elizabeth City public schools and I attended Pasquotank County public schools. We were raised during a period in time when people respected other people and their property rights. Heck, most people did not even lock their doors at night. Our parents, having been raised during some of the most trying times in our nation, were people of conscience. They taught us to respect others and to treat them as we would want to be treated. They taught us that good citizens respected our nation, fl ag and leadership. They taught us that good citizens worked for what they wanted and instilled a strong work ethic. In fact, both Susan and I began working as soon as we could legally do so. She worked for her father at the City of Elizabeth City and I at the A & P Supermarket. Although we did not know each other at the time, our families were very similar. Our families worked hard to provide a loving, stable home and we knew that we were loved. Our families weren’t rich or privileged but we were cared for with all of the love that anyone could wish for. As we grew up, met, married and started our own family, we worked hard to instill in our children the same morals and values that had been taught to us by our parents. We have used the same guidelines throughout our lives and they have never failed us. As I run for Sheriff of Pasquotank County, I will continue to utilize those good and honest principles to guide me in all of my actions and interactions with the citizens of this county that we love. 8 Albemarle Tradewinds March 2018

Coastal Construction and Demo Steve Leadingham 252-267-5291 Brian Breeding 252-642-5679 Joseph H. Forbes, Jr. Attorney at Law A local Attorney with over 3 Decades of Experience Personal Injury Civil Litigation Wrongful Death DWI & Traffic Offences Aviation Law Workers Compensation When you need a Lawyer.... Just Call Joe! 252-335-5568 FAX 252-335-4876 Have you lost your firearms rights due to a criminal conviction in the past? If you have had a clean record for 15 years we may be able to help! Call Today! Repairs Remodels Demolition NewConstruction FreeEstimates 110 Shadowwood St. Elizabeth City NC 27909 The hate of men will pass, and dictators die, and the power they took from the people will return to the people. And so long as men die, liberty will never perish. - Charlie Chaplin 307 E. Church St Elizabeth City North Carolina 27909 Don’t simply assume that your homeowner’s coverage will compensate you in the event of a loss of your guns. Most homeowner’s insurance policies have a limit of $1,500 or so for fi rearm losses due to fi re or theft. That’s not adequate coverage, especially if you have several guns. Get out your policy and read it, so you will know what your limit is. Then, if you want more coverage, you must obtain “scheduled coverage” for the weapons, where each is listed individually, along with its value. This can be in the form of a rider on your existing policy or a supplemental policy. Depending on what level of coverage you desire, the additional cost can range from $100 to $1000 per year in extra premiums. Premiums for coverage for “replacement value” are usually higher than for “actual cash value”. Make sure you know what you are buying. Understand the fi ne print in the policies. Some policies require that the fi rearms, especially the expensive ones, be kept in a locked gun safe. Some may cover losses at home, but not from a vehicle. Practically all policies insuring in the event of a theft from a vehicle require that the vehicle be locked. Even if you have adequate coverage, you must still be able to document the value of your weapons in the event of a loss. Think “overkill”. Take photographs of both sides of each gun with a digital camera. Get close-ups of anything like engraving, model numbers and serial numbers. Do the same for any accessories, like that expensive rifl e scope. Photograph any boxes that the weapon came in. (Especially in older, collectible weapons, having an original box can add 10% to the value). The loss of the box should be compensable as part of the value of the weapon. Save the bill of sale for each gun, along with any letters of research or authenticity, etc. Having such a letter from Green $aves Green Tired of spending too much money on necessities—like heating or cooling and food? Well, you’re not alone. Come to the Green Saves Green Expo on March 24th to learn how “going green” can save you money. We’ll have vendors, exhibitors, and speakers to show you how. Admission is free kids are welcome, and you may win a door prize! We’ve got live music, food trucks, a spring plant sale,, wind turbine tours, and fun things for the whole family to see and do. Electric and hybrid cars from 5 area dealerships will be on display. Kids can check out a recycling truck, a fi re truck, a recycled ambulance, fi sh and wildlife exhibits, science projects and more. Try out some cool battery operated power tools on the front lawn.. Sign up for a free energy audit and talk with an insulation expert. Learn how to Eat Green, Eat Local with Chef Bobby Plough. Buy some local honey. Find out how a local brewer and his farmer friend made a plan to recycle hops and barley. (Hint: oink, oink!). Learn about energy effi cient heating ad cooling systems from local dealers. Adopt a pet from the SPCA. Donate your old eyeglasses at the river City Lions Club table, and your a collectors association detailing the gun’s history can add $100 to its overall value. Also, include any written appraisals. Assemble the photos and documents for each fi rearm in sections of a binder. Make multiple copies of the binder contents and keep at least one copy in a location separate from the guns. Take photographs or scans of all the documents. Then email copies of everything to yourself. The idea is to have multiple, independent sources of documentation in the event of a loss. In the event a claim is made, don’t expect the adjuster to be familiar with the sometimes subtle differences in fi rearms. He probably has much more experience in valuing buildings and vehicles than fi rearms, especially collectibles, and may not understand why you aren’t happy replacing a 1912 L.C. Smith with one from 1955. You may have to educate him. Anticipate the standard insurance company argument about depreciation, and be prepared to counter it with facts. Your fi rst purchase should be a copy of S.P. Fjestad’s “Blue Book of Gun Values”, which is the industry-accepted authority on values. Another source of actual value (although less recognized) is the Selling History feature on Gunbroker. com. Be aware that the insurance company may try to use their own valuation service (like they are doing now with vehicles), which will always show a lower value. Even if you never have a claim, it is important to keep your coverage updated. Review your policy every year to determine if anything needs to be added or deleted from the schedule of coverage. After all, there is no sense in paying a premium on that expensive rifl e/scope combo if you sold it last year. The goal is to pay the lowest premium for coverage adequate to your situation, and to be prepared to collect in case of a loss. worn out clothes at the Hopeline/Green Zone Exhibit. Meet a local artist who uses recycled automotive parts and old metal to make unique works of art. Plan a visit to a nearby state park. Buy some pollinator-friendly plants to bring the butterfl ies and bees to your backyard. Find out more about our emerging “green economy”. See the plan to revitalize Elizabeth City’s waterfront. Visit a food truck and enjoy a picnic on the front lawn. Best of all, admission to the Green Expo is FREE! To learn more, fi nd and friend us on Facebook at Green $aves Green, or check out our website: Albemarle Tradewinds March 2018 9