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he Ingenious Nobleman Sir Quixote of La Mancha or just Don

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Perquimans Chamber

by Colleen Brown

The wonderful thing about living in a small rural community

is that the holiday celebrations are all about

tradition, family, community and friendship. Churches are

announcing Christmas concerts, as are the schools, your

neighbors are putting holiday decorations on their lawns,

clubs and organizations are holding holiday celebrations.

Downtown Hertford is beginning to look festive as the holiday

banners and garland go up on the traditional street

lights and local merchants decorate streetside windows

with tinsel and lights. The historic Courthouse is decked

in lights and the planters on the corners have sprouted

lighted evergreen trees!

I was neck deep in my own holiday decorations the first

weekend in December, working to get the tree up and

the wreath on the door, but that was only after the Grand

Illumination celebration on Friday night (an annual event,

Friday before the first weekend in December, mark your

calendars) and the Christmas Parades. So, Friday night

there was dancing in the streets – courtesy of The Dance

Company of Hertford – as well as music, visits with Santa

and the lighting of the huge tree on the courthouse lawn.

Then, Saturday morning (always the first weekend in

December, mark your calendars) the Town of Winfall’s

Christmas Parade marches down Winfall Blvd., then

there’s the Perquimans County Christmas Parade in the

afternoon. And, if that doesn’t sound like enough jollity for

you, you could ride up to Elizabeth City and watch their

parade in the evening (the first Saturday in December,

mark your calendars)!

And, there’s more for everyone who is in the holiday

spirit! The Albemarle Chorale is having its holiday concerts

in the next few weeks. That’s going to be a great

time. And, I’m sure that you have at least one school

program on your holiday calendar because among the

invitations from the children, grandchildren, your friend’s

children, your neighbor’s children, there’s going to be a

wonderful, exciting school program in almost everyone’s

holiday season. Camp Cale is also offering a Christmas

Concert, and don’t forget the local churches. Between

the Lessons & Carols services, the Christmas Gospel

Extravaganzas and the Christmas Cantatas there’s a

lot of music in the air. Sometimes when you walk by a

church on a weeknight you can hear a preview as the

choir rehearses. Especially if the weather is nice enough

to warrant the church windows being open!

We may not have snow, not for a while at least, but we

are deep in the holiday

spirit. Charitable

organizations are collecting

to ensure that

everyone has a happy

holiday; shoppers are

being encouraged to

Shop Small throughout

the holiday season

so that your Christmas

money supports your

community because

without our county, our

neighbors and friends,

how merry would our

holiday be?


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207 N Water St

Elizabeth City, NC 27909-4417


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haven’t liked it since I was a

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me eat it. And I’m President

of the United States and I’m

not going to eat any more


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by Harry Cannon

What are common causes of indoor air

quality problems?

Interactions between building materials

Indoor furnishings

Activities within the building

Climate and building occupants.

Did you realize indoor air quality problems may arise

from one or more of the following causes?

Inadequate temperature


Poor air circulation

Indoor air contaminants such as chemicals, dust, mold

or fungi, bacteria, gases, vapors, odors.

Insufficient outdoor intake

What symptoms are often linked to poor

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It is common for people to report one or more of the

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Elizabeth City Chamber News

by: Holly Staples

Celebrate with us in December

Tuesday, December 4 (5-7pm) Reindeer Games Bowling at Albemarle

Lanes. Our teams are full but we hope you’ll come out to

cheer on your favorite team! We’ll have trophies for the winners

and for best team spirit. There will be a 50/50 raffle and beer

available for purchase.

Friday, December 7 (8:30-10:00 am) Belk will host their annual

Belk Business Before Hours Shopping Event to offer our members

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great savings, you get to win fabulous prizes and enjoy delicious

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Tuesday, December 11 (5-7pm) The Chamber Holiday Party

hosted by The Shoppes and Garden Café. Join us for our annual

Holiday Please join us for our Annual Holiday Party. The Shoppes

will have giveaways, handcrafted holiday items, and more! Come

out and enjoy food, drinks, and shopping. RSVP today!

Friday, December 14 (8-9 am) Coffee with The Chamber. The

second Friday of each month we invite our members to come and

have a casual round table discussion over coffee. This monthly

meeting is designed to help build an effective network to grow your

business. Doughnuts and brewed coffee will be provided. We hope

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Unwrapped gifts are due back by December 11. Please help make

the season brighter for those in need.

And finally, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook page to see what

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Health and Nutrition Strategies For

Cancer Survivors and Everybody Else

Warren Green is a 30 year member of the Institute of Food

Technology, A HAACP (hazard analysis critical control point)

Instructor with a Bachelors degree in Nutrition Science.


Warren Green can be reached


hope everyone’s Thanksgiving feast, was successful.

I What with two outbreaks of Romaine lettuce contamination

and hundreds of thousands of turkey’s contaminated

with e-coli , it’s a wonder that there weren’t a lot

more food poisoning reports. The recalled Turkey’s were

raw. Those that got into commerce are probably going

to reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees, and be

safe to eat. (most poultry products including eggs probably

have salmonella bacteria}. E-coli is very common

and the zero tolerance policy only applies to the 0157

strain. There are 49,000,000 million cases of food borne

outbreaks reported annually in the U.S.

The Romaine lettuce outbreaks are another story.

There were two outbreaks, one for e-coli and the other

for cyclospora parasites. The CDC has cleared Romaine

lettuce for consumption. I’d wait 3 to 6 weeks for the

current inventory to be consumed, if you must.

Eighty percent of deaths in the United States have a

dietary link, including: cancer, heart disease and stroke.

We have to be more diligent, when it comes to food

options. What you consume is the biggest cause of disease,

disabilities, and death.

Time to connect some dots. I consider products whose

primary ingredients are refined carbs with less than 4

grams of fiber as low nutrient, fake food.. Fake food,

and dairy, will cause inflammatory responses, which

will eventually become chronic and result in disabilities.

Anti-inflammatory supplements such as omega 3,

and dietary fiber are essential components to mitigate

inflammatory damage. Omega 3 supplements can lower

triglyceride levels, and is being studied for it’s effectiveness

against Alzheimer disease, and dementia. Dietary

fiber lowers cholesterol, regulates blood sugar, and assist

in controlling type 2 diabetes. Dietary fiber facilitates

digestion by moving food through the digestion system.

Finally, no updates on the status of the ECSU’s Certified

Organic Lab initiative I’ll keep you posted.

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Rent to Own

All Goes to the Hips

Now that almost all the Thanksgiving turkey has been

gobbled up (sorry), we can expect increasingly cold

winter months. Once the climate takes this frigid turn, the

options for locally foraged food become starkly limited.

I suggest we look for the near bare template of not so

long ago colorful and fragrant rose bushes for a valuable

remaining feature. Although most rose varieties are from

Asia, there are quite a few native roses found locally.

Coincidentally, two of them are the Carolina rose and the

Virginia rose. In this case, a rose hip by any other name

tastes just as sweet, or tart.

by: Coy Domecq

One word of caution as a fun fact. The fine hairs found

within the rose hip are used as the main ingredient in the

prankster mixture known as “itching powder”. Obviously,

wild collected rose hips need to be meticulously

cleaned before consuming them, or if you are somewhat

intimidated by this daunting task, commercial forms of

prepared rose hips are available.


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important C Vitamin if consumed in the fresh form. Rose

hips are used to make tea, jams, jellies and soups, and

as flavor enhancers. All of these things bring comfort,

especially in cold weather. Native Americans used rose

hips as fresh, frozen, dried and boiled decoctions in

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where they will greet you as soon as you walk in the

store. You can ship via Fed Ex or US Postal Service

they offer package receiving. EC Mailbox is your onestop

business services center in Elizabeth City, NC.

Their print services are some of the best around,

so when you need flyers, brochures, menus, direct

marketing pieces or anything that needs a professional

touch go see them. They take the time with you

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personal needs. For your home or business they offer

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office supplies, fax services, passport photos,

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Life Insurance- the Gift of Love

Well, here we are again.. the end of a year that just

seemed to have started!! Again, it is Christmas

time and for some people the true meaning of the

season has been lost, for all they think about is material

presents that they want and that they want to give.. Most

of these types of goodies will, after a few fleeting months

will be broke or pushed away in the closet, not giving

any lasting security to a family or loved ones.. Mostly,

it is a self gratifying moment in time--Ooooh, look what

I gave you or Ooooh look what I got!! One type of gift

that is mostly overlooked year round and especially at

Christmas, is a gift that will keep on giving long after an

important member of a family is gone..After all, presents

can only be bought if you are working and have money

to spend to make your family members happy.. But, how

happy will they be if you are not here to earn the money

to buy the presents now or for ever in the future.. I have

always stated that Life Insurance is a “GIFT OF LOVE’’,

a gift that will not break or get tossed into the closet, or

comes in the wrong size and must be returned..

To me, nothing tells a family that you love them just

not now, but for many years to come, like the idea of

providing the remaining members

of your family with the money they will need to carry on

without you, to be able to continue to have Christmas’s

in future years for themselves.. YOU can look down

from above and know that YOU provided for them just

like you did when you were among them.. Knowing that

their home will still be there for them to live in, knowing

that the children will be able to have the the dream of a

college education fulfilled.. By not thinking of that bass

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Dear Dr. Crime

Dr. Crime is a pseudonym for a social scientist holding

a Ph.D. degree in sociology and in criminology. He

has worked in all major parts of the criminal justice

system. Drop him a note at the website

If you or your child is in trouble, he

may be able to help, give him a call (2523390000) or

E-mail at

Dear Dr. Crime: Please tell us more about the scientific

study about whipping kids. That is very important to

every parent. Typical Dad

studying and will return to how the society / government

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Dear Typical Dad: Yes it is that important. The August,

2018 issue of American Psychologist reviewed those scientific

findings. Earlier I encouraged readers to see that

report and I do so again. It is scientifically valuable and

good advice to parents because the review of studies

was so powerful scientifically. The scientific researchers

reported that the research they reviewed legitimately

concluded “… physical punishment is highly consistent in

showing links to detrimental child outcomes… it is time to

end this outdated parental practice.” If you have problems

with your kids at home, please contact your county

Department of Social Services. This is one of the most

important topics this column can discuss.

Dear Dr. Crime: Did the German Nazi government

change the character of the average citizen? Jewish


Dear Citizen: Your question is critical to understanding

evil. Father Patrick Deesbosie, after a substantial study

of your issue, wrote “I am convinced that there is one

race: A human race that shoots two year old children…

An ideology can deceive minds to the point of annihilating

all ethical reflexes…” This issue is one I am currently

Dear Dr. Crime: My son met with a “hooker” to my horror.

Should I make him see our physician? Mad parent.

Dear Reasonable parent: According to the CDC, the

US Center for Disease Control, STD increased 10% last

year, the 4th straight year of increase. Yes, take him to

the physician.

Dear Dr. Crime: Does any action or inaction by government

(not war) kill people? If so should we change our

political leaders with murder? TV Watcher

Dear Watcher: The Charlotte Observer reported on a

study for the medical journal Lancet . That research

found pollution kills 9 million people a year, and that

issue is one our government could address. Also, the

costs of that is massive, about $4.6 trillion a year. Although

I do not advise criminal action, I do suggest you

read the report and contact your political leaders.

Dear readers. If you will consider being an anonymous

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350th Anniversary Passport

Edenton NC – The sixteen counties within

the Albemarle Area celebrated the 350th

Anniversary of the beginning of today’s Northeastern

North Carolina region over the past

year. As the year quickly comes to a close,

we want to make sure that everyone has

had the opportunity in receiving the Passport

Booklet. This booklet works very well as an

itinerary throughout the region with an overview

of what you will get to see and do. It is

good for all ages but active students have an

opportunity after visiting and receiving stamps

at all sites to enter a drawing to receive one of

five I-Pads/Tablets/Chrome Books (decision

being made now) that will be available for the

5 students drawn by filling out and mailing in

the Postcard in the back. Postcards need to

be stamped by January 15, 2019 – Drawing

on January 31, 2019.

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Chowanoke History

by Duvonya Chavis

Do American Indians celebrate Christmas in a traditional

sense as other Americans? In today’s society, yes. In

fact before European colonization, American Indians held

celebrations during winter solstice which usually occurred

on December 21st of each year. Because most American

Indians were not fully aware of Jesus Christ prior to missionary

teachings, it is doubtful they celebrated the birth of Christ

prior to that time. However, it is interesting to note that many

American Indians found that the story of Christmas and

Christ’s birth fulfilled tribal prophecies that had been handed

down through the centuries. In particular, the Hopi remarked

that the teachings brought to them 2000 years ago were

remarkably similar to the teaching brought to them by these

missionaries. They found the missionary’s message of Jesus

Christ to be consistent with the teaching that had been handed

down in the tribe through the centuries by their ancestors.

While Christmas did not become a national holiday in the

United States until the 1860’s, the Huron Indians were documented

as celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ in the 1640’s.

Father Jean de Bre’beuf, a Jesuit missionary priest wrote the

first American Indian Christmas carol in 1640 for the Huron

Indians as they celebrated Christmas.

The Hurons had celebrated that year by building a small

chapel of fir trees and bark to symbolize the stable where

Jesus was born and included the fox, buffalo, and bear representing

the animals who had traveled with the wise men to

see the child in the manger. The Huron Christmas Carol is

well known and still loved today.

A quote written by two Oglala Sioux Indians speaks the

sentiments of American Indians all across America today

concerning Christmas. “To the Indian People, Christmas is

every day and they don’t believe in taking without asking…

Daily living is centered around the spirit of giving and walking

the Red Road. Walking the Red Road means making

everything you do a spiritual act. If your neighbor, John

Running Deer, needs a potato masher, and you have one

that you are not using, you offer him yours in the spirit of giving.

It doesn’t matter if it is Christmas or not. The more one

gives, the more spiritual we become. The Christ Consciousness,

the same spirit of giving that is present at Christmas,

is present every day in Indian Country.” (Floyd Hand and

Sandie Lee Bohlig)

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Duvonya, a Chowanoke Indian

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currently sits on the council

of the Chowanoke Tribe.

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cataract is a clouding of your eyes, normally clear,

A lens. This clouding of the natural lens can keep light

and images from reaching the retina. A cataract can be

the reason sharp images become blurred, appear discolored,

dull or distorted, or seeing at night more difficult. It

may also be the reason your glasses no longer seem to

work for you and changing your glasses does not help.

A thorough examination by your eye care professional

can detect the presence of a cataract, as well as any

other eye problems. Problems with other parts of the

eye (e.g. cornea, retina, optic nerve) can be responsible

for vision loss and may also prevent you from having

any improvement after cataract surgery. If improvement

in your vision is unlikely, cataract removal may not be

recommended. Your doctor can tell you how much improvement

in your vision is likely.

How is a cataract treated?


Cataracts are a common cause of decreased vision, particularly for

the elderly, but they are treatable. Your family optometrist can tell

you whether it’s a cataract or some other problem that is the cause

of your decreased vision and help you decide if surgery is right for

you. For more information, call Albemarle Eye Center, PLLC and

Precision Eye Care at 1-800-755-7535 or visit their website at www.

Common symptoms of cataracts:

A painless blurring of vision

Glare or light sensitivity

Poor night vision

Double vision in one eye

Brighter light to read

Fading or yellowing of color

What causes cataracts?

Natural aging process of the eye

Family history

Medical problems such as diabetes

Injury or trauma to the eye

Medications such as steroids

Long-term unprotected sun exposure to sunlight

Previous eye surgery

How is a cataract detected?

Surgery is the only way a cataract can be removed.

There are no medications, dietary supplements or exercise

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Cataract surgery is an outpatient procedure, done at the

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Cataract surgery is a highly successful procedure. Improved

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A Master Chef Finds a Home

by Claude Milot

Jonathan Szarke had one all-consuming ambition: he wanted to

become a master chef. To begin his quest, he learned the basics at

Le Cordon Bleu, a French culinary school in Minneapolis. Then he did a

three-year internship at another culinary institute, this one in Dusseldorf,

Germany. Following that, he returned to the States and honed his craft as

a sous chef in Crown Plaza and Marriott hotels, then as an executive chef

for a contract food service. Finally, he became the chef of La Trattoria de

Lepri, an exclusive Italian establishment in Ellington, Connecticut. But he

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quickly established his reputation there as an accomplished and innovative

chef. Unfortunately, it was difficult for him to overcome the drawback

of the restaurant’s remote location, recognizing that it might never return

enough on his investment. But another opportunity beckoned.

The management of the Clubhouse restaurant in nearby Albemarle

Plantation was aware of Jon’s extraordinary cuisine from glowing reports

by Plantation residents who had become Patricia’s best customers. It had

employed Jon as a consultant and invited him on occasion to demonstrate

his expertise as a guest chef. When the position of Executive Chef at

Albemarle Plantation opened up six months ago, Jon was offered the job,

and he took it. Now Plantation residents no longer have to drive out to

Patricia’s to sample Chef Jon’s specialties: they can enjoy them without

driving very far.


Although Hertford’s Albemarle Plantation is a gated community, its amenities

are open to the public: Sound Golf Links, a Dan Maples-designed

championship golf course and home to the annual Biggs Classic; the

award-winning, full service Albemarle Plantation Marina; and its two food

venues, the casual Dockside with its wood-fired pizza oven, and the more

formal Clubhouse restaurant where Master Chef Jon Szarke is preparing

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Raymond’s Creek


he Raymon’s Creek subdivision, situated in Camden,

NC, near the village of Shiloh, is less than 45 minutes

south of the Hampton Roads metropolitan area, and 45

minutes west of North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Its location

provides convenient access to Virginia’s three largest

cities - Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and Chesapeake. To the

east, Currituck County’s H2OBX waterpark, the Dare

County beaches, and numerous wildlife refuges are easily

accessible for day trips.

The development abuts the expansive Raymon’s Creek

estuary and the Pasquotank River. The Raymon’s Creek

Homeowner’s Association community park and pier,

overlooks Albemarle Sound, and is suitable for wading,

swimming, and boating. Woods and waters surrounding

the neighborhood provide abundant opportunities for

fishing, birdwatching, hiking, kayaking, or simply basking

in solitude.

Two of the remaining lots abut the Raymon’s Creek estuary,

and all lots have deeded access to the Pasquotank

River via the homeowners’ association common area. All

lots connect to the county’s water system, and impact

fees have been paid for most sites. Dominion Power provides

underground electric service, and all lots have been

pre-tested for septic systems.

For individuals desiring more than a lot, an adjacent

eight-acres tract is available, offering views of the

Raymon’s Creek estuary and the Pasquotank River. An

outbuilding sits on the cleared portion of the tract, and a

newly constructed creekside pier provides safe harbor for


For more information, visit, or

call George Jackson, Developer/Broker.

Phase One of the subdivision, comprised of 12 lots, was

created in the early 1990s. All of the original lots have

been sold, and, ten families now reside in the neighborhood.

In 2015, the adjacent 13 acres were divided into

five wooded/partially-cleared lots ranging in size from

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By Jimmy Fleming

This time of year, late fall to early winter, reminds me

of my early years growing up in Tyrrell County. My

granddaddy taught me how to set a steel trap when I

was just a little fellow. He would tell me how he made

money trapping mink when he was young. Work was

hard and pay was ten cent an hour but trapping was fun

and a mink could sell for several dollars. I started out

by building rabbit boxes with my dad and setting them

on my grandparents small farm. I would bait them with

apple or sweet potato and what excitement when checking

that box and seeing the trigger stick and trap door

down. As I got older I advanced to setting small steel

traps for muskrat and raccoon. I was so young that my

grandmother wouldn’t let me go by myself, so she would

go along with me while I set my traps or checked them

in the evening. In the early years a muskrat would sell

for fifty cent to a couple of dollars and a raccoon would

fetch about five bucks. When I was old enough to drive

I really enjoyed trapping more because I could expand

out to other territory. I bought my own traps instead of

borrowing my granddads and would get permission from

local farmers to trap their land. They were glad to have

someone trap because muskrats dug holes in the banks

of the field ditches making them unsafe and raccoons

loved eating the crops especially corn. I continued

trapping into my early twenties learning how to bait traps

and skin the animals for the

best pelt. The old fellow I used

to sell my fur to was Bill Moore

and I loved to stop in and visit

him. He would be skinning and

stretching fur by the wood heater in his small workshop.

He was a great trapper and taught me much about trap

sets as well as how to treat fur to get the best prices. I

enjoyed trapping from my youth until I had been married

for a couple of years and full time work took too much of

my time. Trapping taught me love of the land, respect for

wildlife and property, and gave me lasting memories.

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Orthodox Christianity

The Difficulties of Christmas

by Fr Jonathan Tobias, MDiv, MSEd

It’s hard to avoid them. They’re everywhere, on bumper

stickers, wall decors from Hobby Lobby, newspaper ads,

songs on muzak and even billboards.

They are messages reminding us that the holidays are not

mainly about purchases, parties and performances.

You know what I mean: “Keep Christ in Christmas.”“He’s the

Reason for the Season.” And other variations on this theme.

This is easier said than done. I will be the first to admit that

“keeping Christ in Christmas” can be a difficult thing. Just think

of it. We are expected to accept that a young woman became

pregnant without any fertilization. Then, we are asked to

believe that a star guided wise men from the Orient, and that

angels announced the miraculous event to shepherds.

And, to top it all off, we have to wrestle with the idea that this

baby is the Son of God and the Son of Man all at once, being

both fully human and fully divine.

But he did not. The One who made the stars and the atoms,

and the One who fashioned the human heart and the souls of

angels, was the same One who was born in a feeding trough

for the ox and ass.

That thought is utterly mind-bending. St Gregory the Theologian,

a bishop from the fourth century, completely agrees:

The one who enriches becomes poor; he is made poor in my

flesh, that I might be enriched through his divinity. The full one

empties himself; for he empties himself of his own glory for a

short time, that I may particulate in his fullness.

Gregory’s words segues into the terrifying purpose of this

Christmas Birth. This little God-Man in the manger came to

suffer, came to be wracked on the Cross, came to descend

into Hell, came to rise from the dead, came to ascend into

heaven — all for the sake of rescue …

Rescue of the likes of you and me.


I do not mean to cause frustration, but that is not the half of it.

The real difficulty of Christmas lies in the frightening opposites

of this Birth, and in its terrifying purpose.

This Nativity was the Son of God laying aside his infinite glory.

He freely surrendered his power and privilege, and actually

“submerged” his god-ness under his human-ness. He could

have come with all the honors and trappings of a rich, power

man like a President or a Caesar.

This is the main difficulty of Christmas: that God in heaven

would go so far just to find folk like us. This is what the human

heart already knows. The miraculous facts of the Holy Night

are not nearly as difficult as this truth.

If Christmas is too difficult to believe in, then it is only because

it’s almost too good to be true.

inquiries c/o St. George’s Church, P.O. Box 38,

Edenton, NC. (252) 482-2006. Albemarle Tradewinds December 2018 15

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Robert James Award for Preservation Excellence at the North

Carolina Preservation Consortium Annual Conference in Raleigh

on November 16th. This annual award recognizes institutions in

NC that have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to the

preservation of tangible and intangible heritage of enduring value.

The Museum was selected for its commitment to preserving Camden

County’s rich heritage and historic Jail.

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The Camden County Heritage Museum & Historic Jail opened in

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various time periods through the museum’s interpretive

storyboards, furniture, photographs, census records and artifacts.

The museum engages the public and provides guided tours to

local school personnel, classrooms, civic organizations and the

general public.

The Museum & Jail are open on Friday & Saturday from 10am-

4pm through December 15th, 2018. New exhibits and artifact

conservation are scheduled to take place at the museum from

Dec. 16th through February 28th. Group tours will be available by

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What is more magical than a used book store? It’s a

treasure hunt. You may walk in looking for that one

book, but (just like life) if you keep your eyes and heart

open, you may find so much more.

Please allow me to introduce The Garden of Readin’,

in lovely downtown Edenton, NC. We’re located at 103

East King Street, a sunny side street just off Broad Street

near the waterfront. Our goal is to be a resource for our

community as well as its visitors. With a cozy, sunny

seating area, the shop is a great place to browse a wide

selection of books, then settle in with a perfect cup of

freshly-brewed coffee or tea.

Our specialties are books and tea. A wide selection

of carefully-selected used books in excellent condition

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fiction, classics, poetry, science fiction and fantasy,

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children’s and young adult literature, cookbooks, science

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Encore Theatre Company by Frank Elfring

by Jane Elfring

Greetings of the Season! Happy Hanukkah (December 2 to December

10)! Merry Christmas! Happy New Years! And if none of

those work – Happy Holidays!

There are a passel of events going on this season from the

Christmas parade (you pick your town), open houses, concerts

and recitals everywhere. Get out there and enjoy them. For more

information, check out the Daily Advance online calendar.

And when all the decorations are put away, the last cookie eaten,

and Aunt Mabel’s heirloom fruitcake has been discreetly disposed

of – get ready for Encore’s opening of the first production of our

2018-2019 season with Time Warp, a locally developed production

by our own Sarah Lee. The production opens on January 18, 2019

with additional shows on January 19, a matinee on January 20,

and evening shows on January 24,25, and 26.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public on December 13. They

can now be purchased online at as well as in person

at the Arts of the Albemarle, 516 E. Main St, Elizabeth City.

We’ve added a new ticket option this year. You can purchase season

tickets for $40 from December 13 until January 26. Season

tickets allow you to choose the same seat for the same performance

night or afternoon for the three shows in this season.

If you would like to become a Dress Circle member or advertise in

our program, please contact Doug Gardner –

Become a part of our 27th year tradition.

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lizabeth City Habitat for Humanity

proudly dedicated its latest house at

108 W. Broad St. on Nov. 17, just in time

for the new homeowners to celebrate

Thanksgiving in their new home. Owners

Ricky Norman and Gloria Saunders

received the keys to their new home during

the ceremony and ribbon cutting.

Selection as homeowners is a lengthy

process which involves a credit check,

examination of their ability to pay the mortgage,

a home visit to determine the need

for a new home, and completion of sweat

equity hours. They were required to attend

first time homebuyer classes at River City

Community Development Corporation

which included budgeting and credit counseling


Homeowners must complete sweat

equity to show that they are partnering with

Habitat. Ricky and Gloria completed nearly

300 hours of sweat equity and more than

1500 hours of volunteer time were donated

during this project.

We are currently accepting applications

from people interested in applying for home

ownership of a house to be built in 2019.

Applications can be picked up at the Elizabeth

City Habitat for Humanity Sale Store,

306 Mill St., on Tuesday, 2-6; Thursday,

1-5; and Saturday 8-4; or at Taylor Mueller

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information, contact Jane Elfring, jelfri@, 252-384-0115. Albemarle Tradewinds December 2018 19

Merry Christmas

Wanda Lassiter, Curator, Museum of the Albemarle

Merry Christmas from the Museum of the Albemarle. Everyone

tends to share recipes this time of year. Some work wonderful

but some just don’t taste as good as they look. The Museum of

the Albemarle has numerous cookbooks in the collection including

Electric Refrigerator Recipes and Menus from 1927, Frigidaire Recipes

from 1928, Miss Leslie’s New Cookery Book dating to 1857,

and the 1910 Home Helps: A Pure Food Cook Book. The earliest

cookbook dates to 1848, Miss Beecher’s Domestic Receipt Book:

Designed as a Supplement to the Treatise on Domestic Economy.

The section on Evening Parties gives a nice little recipe for a Floating

Island: “Beat the yolks of six eggs with the juice of four lemons,

sweeten it to your taste, and stir it into a quart of boiling milk till it

thickens, then pour it into a dish. Whip the whites of the eggs to a

stiff froth and put it on the top of the cream.”

Local cookbooks include recipes from the Roanoke Island Cookbook

published in 1967 and the 1903 Elizabeth City Cookbook. The

Roanoke Island Cookbook gives a recipe for crab stew with 8-10

large hard crabs, potatoes, onions, and bacon with salt and pepper

to taste. The dessert section offers Short Cakes made with flour,

Crisco, salt, sugar, baking powder, an egg, and milk baking at 400

degrees for about 15 minutes. The recipe for Fig Pickles is quite

lengthy, taking over four days to make. It involves seven pounds of

figs, soda, boiling water, sugar, vinegar, cinnamon, cloves, and salt.

Repeating days of boiling and draining results in wonderful pickles!

Maybe you want to add these to your Christmas dinner table!

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At Dr. Bald & Associates, the patient is the most

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commented, “I was extremely impressed with Dr. Bald,

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Our goal is to provide excellent care for every patient.

When you call to schedule an appointment we will ask

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best possible care. Even though Dr. Bald has extracted

over 350,000 teeth, each patient is an individual and

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Since 1990 Dr. Bald has been providing excellent oral

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Elizabeth City office. At both locations we pull teeth AND

place implants, do biopsies, treat broken jaw bones, and

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Please call us for your oral surgery needs. We accept

referrals but a referral is not required. If you have an

x-ray of your tooth/teeth from another dentist in the past

6 months we will discount your charges and give you a

free full mouth x-ray. Be prepared to give us your insurance

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Jake’s Outdoor Adventures

Finally the month of December is here and I am back home from NC

State on Christmas break! One of the first places I am headed is to

Cape Charles, Virginia, to fish for trophy Rockfish. Fishing for Rockfish

was the first fishery that I was introduced to by my Father. We fished

for them in the water of the Chesapeake Bay and in the ocean off Virginia

Beach for years until they stopped coming close to shore around

2013. I also remember heading to Reedville, Virginia, and fishing for

Rockfish in the spring and fall. While they may have stopped coming

inshore in large schools, some still make their trek up the Chesapeake

Bay. You can catch them in several different ways like trolling artificial

baits or live baiting them. My favorite way is slow trolling for them using

live eels and planer boards. Of course when the fishing grounds are

crowded with a lot of boats, the planer board fishing can be challenging

at best. There have been times where it was so crowded and some

people’s knowledge of nautical rules of the road is so nonexistent,

that I have had to eliminate the planer boards and drift with floats and

freelines. I like to fish away from the fiberglass jungle because I feel

that to many boats put pressure on the fish and they are less likely to

be in a feeding mood.

My trolling live eel set up consists of a conventional boat rod rated

15-30 lb paired with a Daiwa SLSH30 or Penn Fathom 15 filled with

Chartreuse 20 lb Sufix Superior. For the rig, I like using a 2 ft section

by Jake Worthington

of 30 lb Seaguar fluorocarbon with a 90 lb barrel swivel at one end

and a 10/0 Mustad Demon perfect circle at the other. Above my swivel,

I use a ½ oz to 1 oz egg sinker on my Trophy Stalker planer boards

depending on wind/current and position in the spread. For my corks, I

use a 3 oz. Both your corks and planer boards can be adjusted to the

depth you’d like to fish them. Depending on the boat I’m on, I’ll fish 6

planers, two way back cork rigs, a weighted and unweighted freeline. I

personally fish my outside planers between 5-10 ft, my middle boards

between 15-25 ft., and my inside boards 30- 40 ft above the water

depth you’re fishing. If you find there’s a depth you’re doing well, adjust

your planers or your cork setups to see if they’re keyed in. I generally

set my furthest cork rig within 15 ft of the surface and my closer cork

rig deeper than 25 ft. My freelines are placed in the position of marks

and bites I may have, but I like to start them out 15-20 ft behind the

boat. When using these tools, you want to have a plan of areas to

fish such as the 38A buoy or Cabbage Patch and plan your powerdrift

(0.5-2 knots) accordingly depending on conditions. Planers fish much

easier downsea and the Chesapeake Bay in the winter can provide

some interesting conditions. If you want to give it a try but don’t have

your own boat contact a local Virginia Charter Captain for a trip on the


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ou may not be able to take it with you when you

go, but having an estate plan will make sure that

your property goes where you want it to go after your

death. Whether you are single, married, with or without

children, or contemplating a second marriage, everyone

should have an estate plan. While the issues confronting

each person vary due to their unique situation, it is

important to realize that as your life changes, your estate

plan also needs to change.

Many people feel that estate planning is only for the

wealthy and is done only to save taxes. This is not true.

Several reasons to create an estate plan may be:

1. To make sure your assets are distributed per your


2. To decide how and when beneficiaries will receive

their inheritance.

3. To select the person(s) who will manage your estate

(executors, trustees, etc.).

4. To select a guardian for your minor children.

5. To provide for the orderly continuation or sale of a

family business.

Having difficulty getting started? The first steps are to:

1. Identify your assets.

2. Identify your liabilities.

3. Determine how each asset is titled (individually,

joint with rights of survivorship, etc.)

What are the essential legal documents for estate planning?

1. Durable Power of Attorney

2. Health Care Power of Attorney

3. Declarations for a Desire for a Natural Death (Living


4. Last Will and Testament

5. Trusts – Irrevocable and Revocable

Still unsure about the process?

Consider the alternatives:

1. There’s no will, it’s unsigned, or no one knows

where to find it. Don’t wait for disaster. If you die

without a will, the State of North Carolina decides who

inherits your property. Don’t miss an opportunity to be

able to plan for your grandchildren’s future, especially

if your children do not have money management skills.

Perhaps you would like to remember your grandson and

leave him your golf clubs. Estate planning opens many

opportunities that you may not recognize now.

2. You have not drawn up a power of attorney or

healthcare power of attorney. Who will pay your bills,

taxes, and make investment decisions if you’re unable to

do so due to a mental or physical impairment? No one

can predict the unexpected and it is important to plan for

emergencies. Who will make your health care decisions

when you are unable to do so? If you do not have a

spouse, it is important to appoint one of your children or

a trusted friend who knows your wishes concerning life

support and whether you want heroic measures to keep

you alive. Don’t leave these important decisions to a

court-appointed guardian.

Don’t wait until a crisis to seek professional advice. It is

present-giving time and it is New Year’s Resolution time.

Give your family an estate plan. Make sure that if something

happens to you, your mark will be on your family’s

future. Resolve to be responsible to your loved ones

today. When you are in good health and have a clear

mind, you have many more options available to you than

when decisions are made during a crisis. Albemarle Tradewinds December 2018 21





A story of Faith and Loss

It's not just another wave,

it's an experience.

Read More at:

Here is a story of faith and loss of a family Caleb and Payton Heuneman from

Kill Devil Hills you can watch their video on you tube if you search Trace

Celebration. This is the story told from Payton the mom of Trace.

I do not think there is a greater pain than losing a loved one; especially if that

loved one is your child. When a fire like that burns in your heart it is hard not to

blame yourself and it’s hard not to blame God. I lost my son, Joseph Trace Heuneman,

in October of this year. He was 7 months old and he was our only son.

When he was suddenly taken from us I knew immediately that God was my only

outlet. We went to church less than 48 hours after everything happened. It was

at that church service that a close family member of ours was saved. As hard as

it was to accept, Trace’s quick life had a huge purpose behind it. We grew much

closer to our church, almost all of our family members have gone every Sunday,

and I’ve been able to reach people across America with our story through social

media. I can’t count how many people have told me that our strong faith through

such a rough time made them want a relationship with the Lord. That’s when I

was filled with peace and happiness. I am blessed to have been an Angel’s mother.

An Angel who changed not just one person, but many. A soul so bright and

strong that Jesus shined through him every day and continues to do so through

our family. We now live on for our angel and for God. We have peace in knowing

that we will reunite with him in God’s timing but for now, in this life, we spread the

love of Jesus for him. Faith is the secret to life. With the Lord behind you, you can

accomplish anything. You can never forget that.

Please watch the you tube video and go to the please donate link they have a

go fund me account set up under Trace Heuneman to help the family with medical

and funeral expenses.


by: Joyce Bornfriend

The Frisco Native American Museum & Natural History Center

has been working for some time to create a way for visitors—

both those who tour the museum in person and those who

make a virtual tour to take home inexpensive art projects for all

ages. In late November, the museum added a link to the web

site that enables visitors to do just that.

Amber Roth, museum staff member, resident artist, and

technology expert has developed a multi-faceted project that

will eventually result in a series of coloring books based on

Native American and natural history themes. While appropriate

as a children’s project, the drawings are also complex enough

to make them appealing to adults. Roth teamed with long-time

volunteer and museum story teller, Jeannette “Crowfeather”

Episcpo, to add poems and inspirational notes on some pages.

The project offers individuals the opportunity to download

pages at a nominal cost or to eventually download an entire

coloring book. And just to make the project more fun, there is

also an invitation for visitors to suggest pages and/or themes

for future books.

“Our goal is to make it possible for our visitors to enjoy

some truly beautiful art and to personalize it through their own

color choices and techniques,” said Carl Bornfriend, Executive

Director. ” Over time, we hope to include pages that showcase

museum exhibits and nature trail attractions that will spark

happy memories from visits to the museum.”

The museum is located on Hatteras Island and is open

Tuesday through Sunday from 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM. Winter

hours: January 1 to April 16, 2019, open Saturdays and

Sundays only. For more information, visit the web site at www. or call 252-995-4440.

The museum, which is located on Hatteras Island,

is open Tuesday through Sunday. For more information,

visit the web site at or call


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Say Cheese For Holiday Entertaining

By Rosie Hawthorne

It's not just another wave,

Cheese straws are part of the Southern experience. A staple in Southern

entertaining, the cheese straw is mandatory at receptions, showers, and potlucks,

and at Christmas time, the straw invariably finds its way into decorated

tins for gift-giving.

Most every Southerner’s grandmother had a recipe for cheese straws, usually

handwritten on a 3- x 5-inch index card and tucked into a file box. And

every Junior League cookbook throughout the South will boast a recipe for

the ubiquitous cheese straws. The ingredients pretty much stay the same

– cheese, butter, flour, and seasonings; although, the ratios, brands, and

shapes may vary. However you make them, I’ve yet to find a cheese straw I

didn’t like.

I have three cheesy recipes for you, but first, a few helpful tips:

• Use extra sharp cheddar.

• Grate your own cheese. Do not buy a pack of shredded cheese.

• I grate my butter while it’s still cold, then let it come to room temperature

for use in the recipes. This way, it’s easier to incorporate uniformly into the


• Dough should be chilled so it doesn’t spread when baked.

it's an experience.

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For more recipes, tours of my garden, and the

occasional travelogue, please visit

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I found this traditional recipe for cheese straws in Mama Hawthorne’s ancient

recipe box. They’re rich and savory with a peppery bite.

Cheese Straws

(Makes about 5 dozen.)

8 oz. extra sharp cheddar cheese

2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature

2 cups flour

½ tsp cayenne pepper

½ tsp dried mustard

½ tsp freshly ground pepper

¼ tsp paprika

1 tsp kosher salt

Heat oven to 350°.

In a medium bowl, combine flour, cayenne,

mustard, pepper, paprika, and salt.

Grate cheese into bowl of stand mixer. Using

paddle attachment beat with butter until

smooth. Slowly beat in flour mixture.

Spoon dough into a zip-lock bag and cut a

¼-inch tip in the corner. Pipe 2-3-inch strips

onto parchment-lined baking sheets.

Bake until golden, about 16 minutes, rotating

sheets halfway through.

Cool on racks.

The next recipe for cheese straws has

a slight twist to the traditional straw. I’m

changing the shape, adding a hint of smoky

flavor, and throwing in crunch for good


Cheddar Cheese Crisps

(Makes about 4 dozen.)

8 oz. extra sharp cheddar cheese, grated

1 stick unsalted butter, softened

1 cup flour

¼ tsp paprika

¼ tsp smoked paprika

¼ tsp cayenne pepper

¼ tsp kosher salt

1 cup Rice Krispies

In a small bowl, mix flour, paprikas, cayenne,

and salt.

In a medium bowl, work cheese and

butter with a fork. Gradually mix in flour

mixture. Stir in Rice Krispies until evenly

combined. Hands work best here.

Cover and chill mixture for at least 2


Roll into small balls and place on

ungreased parchment-lined cookie

sheets. Using a fork, press down and

make hash marks on each ball.

Bake at 325° about 22 minutes, rotating

sheets halfway through.

Cool on wire racks.

My last recipe is for classic sausage balls,

always a favorite at holiday gatherings.

Sausage Balls

(Makes about 6 dozen balls.)

1 pound ground sausage

(I recommend Jimmy Dean’s hot sausage.)

4 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated

(about 10 oz.)

3 cups Bisquick

¼ tsp freshly ground pepper

Heat oven to 375°.

Mix all ingredients by hand in a large bowl

until well-combined. Roll into small, tight

balls, about 1-inch diameter. Place on

baking sheets lightly sprayed with cooking

spray. Bake about 20 minutes, moving

balls with spatula halfway through to prevent


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Once upon a time,roughly two thousand years ago, light entered

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male human baby. The incarnation of innocence, a baby poses no

threat to an adult in a kill or die struggle. The grain of light which

became darkness waxed and grew in favor with God and man,

until darkness crucified it. Darkness did not celebrate its victory

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on a bug is to a man. Rome once crucified 6,000 in one day.

Light has not yet conquered Darkness,but it has built an empire

greater than any that have existed.

Alexander and other forces of Darkness built their empires on

power. Jesus, light personified, built an empire based on love, on

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Christmas lights at Botanical Gardens:

by James H. Brown

It’s the holiday season, everyone! What better way to bring

in this season than packing family and loved ones into the

car and heading out to see the lights! I remember many years

growing up as a kid, driving through neighborhoods with my

parents and siblings to see which house had the best lights. Botanical

Gardens turns their entire garden into a huge light show!

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Farmhouse Brewing Company-

A new style of the brewery archetype:

Rooted in the soil of Virginia Beach, at Back Bay’s

Farmhouse Brewing Co. they are dedicated to using

the highest quality ingredients to produce the freshest beer

and cider. Farmhouse is aiming to redefine the meaning

of “brewery,” with a single goal in mind: to put out the best

product possible. I have gone to a lot of breweries, but I

have never been to one that makes their beer, wine, and

cider! They also offer brewery tours and tours of their garden,

where they grow their hops on site! Farmhouse will

also do classes to anyone that’s interested in growing their

hops and making their beer! This is the first brewery that I

have visited that I visited that offers all of these things. This

is absolutely a unique experience that you cannot miss if

you are in the area!

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James H. Brown III- Hampton Road’s newest thriller

author. Who doesn’t love a good thriller?

A thrilling story that can take a person through a myriad

of emotions, tug at their heartstrings, scare them to death,

and make them slightly uncomfortable. That’s what a good

thriller is all about. James Henry Brown III has written two

must-read thrillers: The Gladds and The Gladds Part II.

This story will force a person to ask themselves a question:

How far would you need to be pushed for revenge?

That is the first question that our main characters are faced

with. The second one is, if you do take revenge, what will be

left of you when it is all said and done? What scars would

linger emotionally and mentally?

In the end, is it all worth it? With Halloween right around

the corner, it is a must that you get your hands on this story

before the third and final story is released! Here are some

upcoming book signings to attend to get your signed copies

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Currituck Chamber News

As 2018 comes to a close, we at the

Currituck Chamber of Commerce are

filled with gratitude for another fabulous


November was filled with fun events,

including our Annual Meeting and Awards

Presentation with a delightful dinner at

The Black Tartan Tap Room in Powells

Point. Nearly 100 guests joined us to

recognize special honorees who’ve made

a positive impact in our community and

have excelled in the areas of economic

development, leadership, advocacy, business,

and social or community services.

We hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for

Foundations Child Development Center,

a state of the art facility in the care of

Moyock United Methodist Church.

Camden County officials gathered to

celebrate a dedication of Camden Sheriff’s

Office new firing range November 8th in

Shiloh, NC. Congratulations to the Camden

County Sheriff’s Office for their newly

constructed shooting range!

We celebrated with a ribbon cutting at A

Better Way Realty’s new location in Barco,

featuring more space for agents and clients,

including a play area for the children.

Currituck Economic Development

Director, Larry Lombardi, served as our

guest speaker for our chamber breakfast

roundtable this month. We discussed

major projects for the area and Central

Currituck County is now an “Opportunity

Zone”. The county has created a Veterans

Advisory Board and invites veteran

owned to participate. Economic Development

has a program featuring “Small

Business Spotlight”. For more information

contact Larry.

We are proud to be the first Chamber

awarded a Clean Energy Champion

Award from Chambers for Innovation

& Clean Energy and Conservatives for

Clean Energy, and we congratulate fellow

award winners.

We invite you to subscribe to our newsletter

and follow our Facebook page for

information on upcoming events, including

in December, two business after hours

events, our monthly roundtable discussion,

and seminars. We thank you for your

support of the Chamber and wish you

happy holidays!

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City Holiday Information

December 24, 25 & 31 and January 1: All City offices,

courts, libraries, community centers, and Visitor Center will

be closed for the Christmas and New Year holiday.

Holiday Trash & Recycling Collection schedule: No Collection

on Christmas, Tuesday, December 25. No Collection on

New Year’s Day, January 1.

Events and Happenings

C.A.S.T. Emergency Shelter for the Homeless, Wednesdays,

December 5, 12, 19, 26, 7:00 p.m.

“The Christmas Star,” Thursdays, December 6, 13, 20, 27,

8:00 p.m., Chesapeake Planetarium, 310 Shea Drive

Battle of Great Bridge, Saturday, December 8, 10:00 a.m. to

4:00 pm., Battlefield Park South, 120 Reservation Road

Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Holiday Brass Concert,

Wednesday, December 12, 7:00 p.m., Chesapeake Conference

Center, 700 Conference Center Drive

Holiday Pet Pictures, Saturday, December 15, 12:00 to

4:00 p.m., Chesapeake Animal Services, 2100 S. Military


REVIVE! Opioid Overdose Education, Wednesday, December

19, 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., Chesapeake Central Library, 298

Cedar Road

Cities Complete Road Widening Project

On November 8, the cities of Chesapeake and Suffolk celebrated

the completion of the Nansemond Parkway-Portsmouth

Boulevard Widening. Project with a joint ribbon

cutting. The project widened the roadway from two to four

lanes and improved lighting and signalization. A multi-use

path was constructed on the north side of the road and a

sidewalk on the south. The project was completed on time

and under budget.

Fire Department Welcomes New Members

October 13, Fire Recruit Classes 7 and 8 graduated from the

Hampton Roads Fire Training Academy. For seven months,

the forty recruits executed intense training including regular

physical activity, classroom learning, interactive

Emergency Medical Services training, and live fire training.



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Jeff Wine. He is very committed in giving

back 100% to the community through fundraisers

and different events. They work with

many banks and are able to offer financing

to almost anyone. Please stop by and check

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will not be disappointed with the service you

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The American Revolution begins — with covert operations?


n 1775, Americans take an important step in their fight

against Great Britain: The Continental Congress establishes

the Committee of Correspondence. Such a dry-sounding

name for what would soon follow: secret midnight meetings,

covert operations, and even a fake merchant company

providing cover to France and Spain!

Perhaps you won’t be surprised to hear that the Committee

earned a new name almost immediately: the Committee of

*Secret* Correspondence.

Committee member Benjamin Franklin was soon knee-deep

in intrigue. A French secret agent set up a meeting with him

through an intermediary. Julien-Alexandre Achard de Bonvouloir

was supposed to collect information about Americans

and their fledgling revolution.

Franklin and a few others met with Bonvouloir in the days

before Christmas 1775.

by Tara Ross

Was Bonvouloir working for the British Secret Service?

Franklin was suspicious. Over the course of several meetings,

however, he became convinced that Bonvouloir was

actually working for the French government—although the

Frenchman steadfastly refused to admit it. Franklin began

speaking more freely, and the meetings laid the groundwork

for France’s eventual agreement to aid the Americans.

“Everyone here is a soldier,” Bonvouloir reported to the

French Foreign Minister on December 28, “the troops are

well clothed, well paid and well armed. They have more

than 50,000 regular soldiers and an even larger number of

volunteers who do not wish to be paid. Judge how men of

this caliber will fight. They are more powerful than we could

have thought . . . . Nothing shocks or frightens them, you

can count on that.”

Hmm. 50,000 regular troops, well clothed and well paid?! It

was a rather rosy report, to say the least. Some historians

have speculated that Benjamin Franklin purposefully exaggerated

the size of the army when he spoke with Bonvouloir.

Others wonder if Bonvouloir was misled by some of the

overly optimistic news reports then circulating in Philadelphia.

Either way, the Frenchman filed an erroneous report—and

the French minister believed it. What a blessing! That report

would contribute to King Louis XVI’s decision to help the

American effort. He surreptitiously provided one million

livres, funding a front company known as Hortalez & Cie.

Spain also provided funding. Hortalez & Cie would provide

weapons and other supplies to the Americans, even as

France and Spain pretended to be neutral.

Secret committees? Midnight meetings? Front companies

posing as international merchants, thus enabling Kings to

pretend neutrality in the midst of intrigue and conspiracy?

Just another side to our American Revolution that your history

textbooks forgot to teach you.

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the author of The Indispensable Electoral College: How the

Founders’ Plan Saves Our Country from Mob Rule,Enlightened

Democracy: The Case for the Electoral College, co-author of

Under God: George Washington and the Question of Church

and State (with Joseph C. Smith, Jr.), & We Elect A President:

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Harvard Study Shows the Dangers of Early School Enrollment by:

Every parent knows the difference a year makes in the

development and maturity of a young child. A one-yearold

is barely walking while a two-year-old gleefully sprints

away from you. A four-year-old is always moving, always

imagining, always asking why, while a five-year-old may

start to sit and listen for longer stretches.

Growing Expectations vs. Human Behavior

Children haven’t changed, but our expectations of their

behavior have. In just one generation, children are going

to school at younger and younger ages, and are spending

more time in school than ever before. They are increasingly

required to learn academic content at an early age that may

be well above their developmental capability.

In 1998, 31 percent of teachers expected children to learn

to read in kindergarten. In 2010, 80 percent of teachers

expected this. Now, children are expected to read in kindergarten

and to become proficient readers soon after, despite

research showing that pushing early literacy can do more

harm than good.

In their report Reading in Kindergarten: Little to Gain and

Much to Lose education professor Nancy Carlsson-Paige

and her colleagues warn about the hazards of early reading

instruction. They write,

When children have educational experiences that are not

geared to their developmental level or in tune with their

learning needs and cultures, it can cause them great harm,

including feelings of inadequacy, anxiety and confusion.

Hate The Player, Love the Game

Instead of recognizing that schooling is the problem, we

blame the kids. Today, children who are not reading by a

contrived endpoint are regularly labeled with a reading delay

and prescribed various interventions to help them catch up

to the pack. In school, all must be the same. If they are not

listening to the teacher, and are spending too much time

daydreaming or squirming in their seats, young children

often earn an attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

label and, with striking frequency, are administered potent

psychotropic medications.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

reports that approximately 11 percent of children ages four

to seventeen have been diagnosed with ADHD, and that

number increased 42 percent from 2003-2004 to 2011-2012,

with a majority of those diagnosed placed on medication.

Perhaps more troubling, one-third of these diagnoses occur

in children under age six.

Children who start school as the youngest in their grade

have a greater likelihood of getting an ADHD diagnosis than

older children in their grade.

It should be no surprise that as we place young children in

artificial learning environments, separated from their family

for long lengths of time, and expect them to comply with a

standardized, test-driven curriculum, it will be too much for

many of them.

New findings by Harvard Medical School researchers confirm

that it’s not the children who are failing, it’s the schools

we place them in too early. These researchers discovered

that children who start school as among the youngest in

their grade have a much greater likelihood of getting an

ADHD diagnosis than older children in their grade. In fact,

for the U.S. states studied with a September 1st enrollment

cut-off date, children born in August were 30 percent more

likely to be diagnosed with ADHD than their older peers.

The study’s lead researcher at Harvard, Timothy Layton,

concludes: “Our findings suggest the possibility that large

numbers of kids are being overdiagnosed and overtreated

for ADHD because they happen to be relatively immature

compared to their older classmates in the early years of

elementary school.”

This Should Come as No Surprise

Parents don’t need Harvard researchers to tell them that a

child who just turned five is quite different developmentally

from a child who is about to turn six. Instead, parents need

to be empowered to challenge government schooling motives

and mandates, and to opt-out.

As universal government preschool programs gain traction,

delaying schooling or opting out entirely can be increasingly

difficult for parents. Iowa, for example, recently lowered its

compulsory schooling age to four-year-olds enrolled in a

government preschool program.

As New York City expands its universal pre-K program to

all of the city’s three-year-olds, will compulsory schooling

laws for preschoolers follow? On Monday, the New York City

Department of Education issued a white paper detailing a

“birth-to-five system of early care and education,” granting

more power to government officials to direct early childhood

learning and development.

As schooling becomes more rigid and consumes more of

childhood, it is causing increasing harm to children. Many of

them are unable to meet unrealistic academic and behavioral

expectations at such a young age, and they are being

labeled with and medicated for delays and disorders that

often only exist within a schooled context. Parents should

push back against this alarming trend by holding onto their

kids longer or opting out of forced schooling altogether.

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Layden’s Supermarket

Layden’s Supermarket has been family

owned since 1952. The family has been

in the butcher business for 73 years. The

store was built in 1860 by a Quaker builder,

Josiah Nicholson and Charles Layden

bought it in 1952. He moved his butcher

shop, which was across the street and

added the supermarket later. People travel

from all over for their sage sausage and

braided sausage. They say it reminds them

of the childhood. Charlie Layden says they

have been using the same recipe for the

sage sausage for generations. When you

walk into the country store you can’t help

but smell the old fashioned smoked meats.

In fact they smoke their meats in the same

smokehouse they used in the 50’s. They

carry local produce, smoked meats, hand

cut steaks, beef, local pork, local chicken,

cheese, some groceries, and hardware.

They have monthly meat packages available

at great prices. They are only 25 minutes

from Elizabeth City, NC. Take a peaceful

country drive to Belvidere and be greeted by

Doug when you walk into Layden’s and try

their well known fresh sausage.

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9pc Pork Chopos

8pc All Beef Patties

7pc Country Bacon

6pc Pig Tails

5lb Ground Chuck

4pc Ribeye Steak 3/4

3lb Whole Fryer

2 Cups of Carolina BBQ

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3lb Ground Chuck

3lb Stew Beef

3lb Sausage Meat

3lb Pork Chops

3lb Chicken Breast

3lb Whole Fryer

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Northeast North Carolina Family History – and the answer is…

By: Irene Hampton -

Back in November I was going through some papers

(my personal nemesis) and found a copy of a National

Geographic article I have mentioned before, “Where the

Wind Does the Work” written by Collier Cobb and published

in Volume XVII of June of 1906 on page 310. Born near

Goldsboro in Wayne County, North Carolina, Collier Cobb

tried his hand at a variety of occupations including farming

and teaching before becoming an assistant on the U. S.

Geological Survey from 1886 to 1892. In 1892 he became

an assistant professor of geology at the University of North

Carolina, eventually becoming head of the department.

My goal for January is to actually go through all the

boxes of papers and photos I have and get them organized.

I just might find the original picture featured at the beginning

of the article with Osborne D. Hampton in front of a “sail car”

used to take freight from the end of his father’s dock in Waterlily

to the shore. If you look closely, just over his shoulder

next to the sail in the picture you can just make out his sister

on the “car.” For the moment - I don’t know where the photo

is! I’ll include it in a column when I find it.

We got a copy of the article many years ago from the

Outer Banks History Center in Manteo but something

jumped out at me this time that I had not remembered seeing

before. An answer to an often asked question, “What is

the Whalehead Club named after?” On page 16 of the 2004

book “The Whalehead Club” by Susan Joy Davis, it states,

“They say that many years ago, a villager rode his horsedrawn

wagon through open jaws and directly inside the

head of a beached whale. From that day forward, people

referred to this sandy stretch of shore as Whales Head.”

But in 1906, Collier Cobb wrote, “The strong north winds

pile the sands up into great barchanes or medanos, crescentic

sand known locally as (you guessed it) whaleheads,

which are moving steadily southward. These are best developed

along the Currituck Banks, from Virginia as far south

as the Kill Devil Hills, and numbers of them may be seen

from the top of Currituck Light. These whaleheads are composed

of singularly homogenous blown sands, the horns or

cusps of the barchanes pointing leeward, which is almost

due south.” A barchan or barkhan is simply a crescent

shaped sand dune named in 1881 by a Russian naturalist

Alexander von Middendorf for sand dunes in Turkestan.

Who knew!?

Turning to a slightly more seasonal subject - this year’s

Whalehead ornament sold out in record time early in November.

I started doing the Candlelight Christmas tours in

November also. The tour talks about Christmas traditions

from the 1920’s that would have been familiar to the general

public as well as the Knights, their guests and their servants.

I asked my group if any of them had received actual oranges

in the bottom of their stockings. A few who were at least my

age and older raised their hands. An adorable young man

of perhaps twelve was absolutely mystified and couldn’t

stop himself from blurting out loudly, “WHY?” I had to laugh

as I explained that fruit was not always readily available and

considered a real treat by previous generations.

Which brings me once again to family traditions and

why we celebrate them. My mother often spoke of having

tourtiere growing up. It is a traditional French-Canadian

dish with some form of minced meat and potatoes served

at Christmas and New Years. Our orange in our stocking

became a mandarin orange which tradition I kept going with

my children until we discovered chocolate oranges. They

quickly replaced the real thing. As a side note, the first

chocolate oranges were created by Terry’s in 1932 at the

Chocolate Works factory in York, England. Where were they

most of my life??

Please take the time to talk about seasonal family traditions

before they are forgotten. The reason for the name

Whalehead being lost to time for over a hundred years is a

great example. If you don’t have any traditions to pass on -

start some this season and pass them on. Merry Christmas.


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Questions To Ask When Considering

An Annuity

Like everyone, you want to retire comfortably

– without worrying about running out of

money. And that’s why you should consider every

available source of income for your retirement

years. One

such source might be a fixed annuity – but is it

right for you? A fixed annuity is an insurance

product that can provide you with an income

stream you can’t outlive, although payments also

can be structured to end after a certain number

of years. Your principal and interest rate are

guaranteed, based on the claims-paying ability of

the issuing company, and the interest you earn

is tax-deferred and will compound annually until

you begin taking income.

These features are certainly attractive, but, even

so, before you invest in an annuity, you will need

to ask yourself some key questions, including


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• What other sources of guaranteed income will I

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an annuity is to determine what other guaranteed

income you might have available during retirement.

If you find that Social Security and any

other sources of assured income, such as a

pension, are enough to cover all or most of your

essential living expenses, then you may not need

any additional guaranteed income from an annuity.

However, if these other guaranteed income

streams aren’t enough to meet your cost of living,

then you might want to invest some of your assets

in an annuity.

• How much of my retirement funds should I

consider putting into an annuity?

You’ll need to determine the portion of your diversified

portfolio that a fixed annuity should occupy,

taking into account the nature of this investment

– specifically, it’s a fixed-rate, income-producing

vehicle. This means you’ll want a certain percentage

of your portfolio in stocks, another in bonds,

and still another percentage in the guaranteed

income from an annuity. The exact percentages

will depend on your age, proximity to retirement,

risk tolerance and other factors.

• What are the issues I might want to discuss

with a financial professional before investing

in an annuity? As mentioned above, you will

need to determine if, and how, an annuity meets

your needs and how it fits into your portfolio. A

financial professional can evaluate your situation

and help you answer these questions, as well as

inform you about other issues related to an annuity.

For example, if you decide to tap in to your

annuity earlier than planned, you probably will

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years. Furthermore, different annuities come with

different fees, so a financial professional can

help determine what options would best suit your

needs. You’ll also need to be aware that while

the interest you earn is tax-deferred, it isn’t taxfree.

You will be taxed at your ordinary income

tax rate once you start taking withdrawals, and

withdrawals prior to age 59½ may be subject to

a 10% federal tax penalty. So, you’ll want to consult

with your tax advisor before withdrawing

from your annuity. A fixed annuity could be a

valuable asset during your retirement years. But,

at the same time, it’s a big investment – so get

the help you need to determine if you’re making

the right choice.

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32 Albemarle Tradewinds December 2018

New Life of Currituck

Each year as a Church we take four Sunday’s leading up to

Christmas to remind ourselves of some ordinary people who

experienced some amazing things that surrounded the birth of

Jesus Christ. Today you and I are ordinary people, yet Jesus is

still showing up in our lives each day to affect change in us for

the purpose of sharing it with others. I wrote the following words

to challenge our Church, so I thought I might challenge you as

well, so here goes.

We want to prepare our hearts to receive and share in the

giving of unconditional love, contagious joy, reconcilable peace,

and hope that is real. The story of Joseph, Mary, The Wisemen,

and The Shepherds embraced the coming of Jesus Christ, not

knowing what tomorrow would bring. We can build our faith to

live a life of similar experiences. These men and women had

their world changed right before their eyes. Day to day they

experienced life changing events that affected them and those

around them.

Will you embrace your life today and be a light to the world

around you?


Please watch out for the signs of change. The things you will

hear and see may be disturbing but have no fear Jesus Christ is

alive. Be on the alert because if you meet and see unconditional

love, contagious joy, reconcilable peace, and hope that is real

it can produce a Jesus Christ desire. Other hearts around you

have already encountered these things and their lives have been

radically changed. Here are some things to watch out for.

A tendency to think and act spontaneously rather than letting

past experiences cause fear.

An increasing tendency to let God direct things rather than try to


by Pastor Dan Bergey

make them happen.

An increased desire to extend unconditional love to others.

The ability to enjoy each moment.

A loss of desire to judge others.

A loss of interest in conflict.

A decision made to no longer worry.

Frequent, overwhelming episodes of appreciation.

Joy in connecting with others.

Frequent smiles.

If you see these things don’t hesitate to join in, you don’t want to

miss out on what is happening.

but be warned it is contagious

May you have a wonderful and blessed Christmas from the New

Life Currituck Family.

Pastors Dan and Dorcas Bergey

Office - 252-453-2773

Church website -

Dan Bergey - Senior Pastor

Night Before Christmas

By Ron Ben-Dov

Copyright 12/10/17 all rights reserved

Twas the night before Christmas,

no room at the inn

Mary and Josef knocked,

but they couldn’t get in

Then at the door the innkeeper appeared

I have nowhere else,

but the barn that is near

They settled down for the night,

in a manger of hay

And it was there in the night,

that our Savior was born

He lay in the manger,

with a donkey and goat

His mother gave birth

in this humble surround

The King of the world

was born in this state

So, when you are down

and think you are sad

Remember where our

dear Jesus started

If a manger of hay was

worthy of the King

What in the world have you to complain

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Inspiration by God, More Perspiration by Ron

Inspiration by God, Even More Perspiration by Ron

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Inspiration by God, Perspiration by Ron, Volume V

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7 DECEMBER, 11:45 am

Please join us for this Honorable Tribute.

The ceremony will be brief.

The Post will be serving hot coffee and soup after.

All are welcome.



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Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class, U.SS. West Virgina

Killed in Action, 7 December, 1941, Pearl Harbor

….we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain

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Colonel Shaw Memorial Dedication

On Sunday, November 18th at 2:00pm, a yearly memorial

dedication for Confederate Officer Colonel Henry

M. Shaw whose life was taken during the 1864 Kinston, NC

Battle at Wise Fork. The Dedication took place in Shawboro,

NC (which was named after CoC. Shaw). The attendance

was about 20 people which included historian, S.C.V.

members, dignitaries, Currituck Historical Society members

sponsored the dedication, and other interested spectators

along with flashing cameras. The programs M.C. was June

Klag who is a longtime member of the Currituck Historical

Society, along with presentations from Bill Ward doing a

gun salute, E.G. Swain, Bob Justiss did the invocation and

Gregory Dozier played taps and a wreath was laid at the

grave site of Colonel Shaw by E.G. Swain and June Klag

just up the road a piece.

A Currituck Woman Honored

At the November 15th meeting of the Albemarle Chapter

of the Sons of the American Revolution, Sandra Wright

Justiss was honored with the prestigious Martha Washington

Medal for sharing her knowledge and portal of Martha

Washington and Sandra’s presentations and hard work

of the first First Lady. Sandra is also looked up to for her

correct historical information of Early America. Sandra also

creates identical replicas of Early American dolls. Sandra is

looked up to in her affiliations with the S.A.R., The D.A.R.,

The S.C.V., and the U.D.C. and an all around great person

to know.

By Dr. Dave

Sons of Confederate Veterans

We meet at Vickie’s Villa in

Elizabeth City the 4th Tuesday

every month at 7pm


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6. Anti-Socialism

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Oyster Casino

Fresh oysters in shells

Butter and diced bacon

Green and red peppers diced

1 medium onion diced

1 teaspoon garlic

Grated parmesan cheese


Salt and pepper to taste

Dice bacon and render crisply, add butter.

add diced onion, peppers and garlic simmering

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Wash clean and shuck oysters (leave in

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of oysters salt and pepper to taste

Put rock salt in a pan and place oysters on

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Has your car been accident damaged

in the past 3 years?

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Are you in a David and Goliath dispute with an Insurance Company?

By: John Woodard, Collision Safety Consultants

Lots of people have or are now in that position, and

most knuckle under and accept what the insurance

company is willing to pay because they think there is no

viable (affordable) alternative.

They believe hiring an attorney is not an option,

especially in cases where the financial considerations

are small. So they growl and complain, but in the end,

they accept what the insurance company is willing to

pay. This is nowhere more prevalant that in the case of

automobile physical damage claims.

In the case of repairable cars, some insurance combines

try to use after market parts, which is not approved

by North Carolina statue. Where the consumer

has the greatest dispute pertains to total loss values.

There are statues pertaining to these cases, but

arriving at a fair settlement is usually a case of beauty

in the eye of the beholder. The insurance company

utilizes various methods to support their position, and

the consumer usually lacks access to such materials to

support their position.

Very few people are aware that the auto insurance

policy provides for “appraisal” to establish the value,

which is another term for arbitration. But this is only

available if the dispute is between you and your insurance

company. The policy stipulates the procedure,

but not the outcome. So obtaining professional help is


that? Because if they agree to repair a car, they are

responsible for rental transportation during the period

of repairs, plus they may be responsible for diminished

value. Therefore, declaring a car a total loss might be

the most viable solution for them. The cost of repairs

plus the rental and diminished value will likely make the

settlement costs more expensive to conclude in the aggregate

than if the car was a total loss. Again, seeking

professional help is needed to make certain that you get

a level playing field against the insurance company and

their superior knowledge.

Diminished value is a means of determining how

much value has been lost in an accident. Clearly, if a

purchaser has 2 car that have the same or similar features

and mileage, and one is damaged while the other

is not, the determining sale factor will be which one was

in an accident. Loss of value or diminished value claims

are valid, even if the original claim was settled previously.

So, if your accident was 3 years ago, you can still

present a claim for diminished value in North Carolina.

If you have been involved in an accident, call us right

away and we will offer our opinion as to the best course

of action for you. Our advice is free.

Auto claims are not the only cases where consumers

have been victimized by insurance companies. We

look forward to presenting additional articles to inform

consumers of their rights. Let us help you Level the

Playing Field.

Another problem area is where the insurance company

uses extreme measures to declare the car a

total loss when that may not be the case. Why is

*It takes 8460 bolts to assemble a car, but only one

NUT to scatter them all over the highway.”

Student Success at River City YouthBuild

would just like to thank everybody at Youth-

“I Build. I really appreciate everything they’ve

done for me. I was in a spot. I was homeless. I had

nothing to eat. Now, I’ve graduated YouthBuild. I’ve

had a job since I left. I’m married now and working

on getting a house. They really helped me turn my

whole life around. I can’t say how much I appreciate

everybody that helped me.”

Above are the words of Monica who is a graduate

of River City YouthBuild/AmeriCorps. Monica completed

her G.E.D. at YouthBuild. She also learned

how to write a resume, find a job and keep a job.

Most importantly, Monica gained confidence. She

learned to like herself. She overcame the social

anxieties that plagued her throughout her teenage


Monica is one of thousands of students who have

completed the River City YouthBuild Program since

1999. Students, aged 16-24 come to YouthBuild

from many different backgrounds. They are all

looking for a chance to have some success in their

lives. With the help of many community partners,

YouthBuild teaches G.E.D., P.A.C.T. Construction,

Pre-C.N.A., Forklift Driver Training, Commercial

Building Cleaning and community service. Youth-

Build students volunteer to ring the Salvation Army

Bells and to sort food at Food Bank of The Albemarle.

River City YouthBuild would like to thank our

partners and supporters including: City of Elizabeth

City, Pasquotank County, Food Bank of The

Albemarle, Skills Inc., John Woodard Construction,

Chris Garrett Electrical, EC Morning Rotary, Lowes,

Baptist Men, the Mount and the many community

partners and employers who have helped


For more information about YouthBuild call 331-

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36 Albemarle Tradewinds December 2018

Northeastern North Carolina by: Wes Woodell

From alcohol to narcotics, tobacco to coffee. No matter how you

try and rationalize it, the definition is the same. The introduction

of a foreign matter to the body to alter your state of mind. Some

may be more nefarious than others, not only altering your state of

mind, for the moment, but your entire existence. Turning your life

and your loved ones lives upside down for a temporary feeling of

euphoria. An escape from the reality that is the day to day struggle

of life as you see it. But why? What pushes a person into a place

so dark, they would sacrifice any and everything for that next high?

Alot of research and analysis has been put into trying to pinpoint

what causes such destructive behavior. Honestly, no one has any

better idea for certain as to why now than they did 20 years ago.

Northeast North Carolina is an area basically smack in the

middle of the eastern seaboard. Rural for the most part with small

towns and city’s scattered throughout. The job market in the area

is improving slowly, but alot of people still have to transit out of

the area to find work that will provide them with the comfortable

lifestyle they desire. The state never fully recovered from the post

Civil War economic collapse. The 1994 signing of NAFTA was the

proverbial nail in the coffin of manufacturing and industrial jobs

in the North Carolina. With the advancements made through the

internet, renewable energies and technology as a whole, the area

is teeming with potential. Prospects of new commerce and industry

have heightened optimism about the course we are currently on.

For many years it wasn’t like that. For many years, there was no

growth. Major retailers, chain restaurants, and, of course, numerous

small businesses were closing their doors. Factories and other

industrial based employment was being outsourced and relocated.

For the most part creating a domino effect, by slowly depleting the

area of jobs, leaving families and communities behind to figure out

what’s next and how to get there. And while most pulled through,

there were still casualties along the way for all.

The late ‘70s and early ‘80s, ushered in new ideas and issues no

one even thought were a possibility, much less a reality. The first

cellular phones, interactive computer games, some television channel

that played music videos all day! All types of progressive ideas

and policies were being implemented through the federal government.

New medical research, scientific discoveries, and advancements

were being made almost daily right in our own backyard at

Research Triangle Park. NENC was feeling the positive effects of

all these great things happening. But, as with all things, with good

comes bad. HIV rates in the area were on the rise, as well as drug

and alcohol abuse. The notion of a solid family structure was seen

as an antiquated idea. The church was vilified and taken out of

our schools, along with most home economics and trade courses.

Political correctness and the ability to be a constant victim was

embraced and rewarded, while truth and self reliance were suppressed.

Gone are the days of children learning the art of sewing or

woodworking, balancing a checkbook, or even something as simple

as doing a load of laundry. Replaced with other curriculum that is

engaging, but not enriching. Social acceptance of sex, alcohol and

drug use was gradually creeping into everyday life through the entertainment

and music industry. The seeds of liberalism, in all forms,

were being sown in a effort to choke out the conservative way of

thinking. This way of acceptance is on a continuous uptick, eroding

at the morals and underlying foundations of our basic society.

Educational and employment gaps between young white and black

people are present across America, but are definitely deeper and

wider in the Southern states. Government subsidized programs are

almost advertised and promoted, touted for the amounts for help

provided. Even going as far as setting standards for qualification

into the programs. Basically, telling people to not try and better

themselves. Not to strive for a better way of life for themselves

and their families. Younger generations aren’t being shown how to

improve their situations, but rather lead to believe they are better off

depending on the state and federal government to supply them with

the ways and means to survive.

That mindset and vision that has been set forth by some sections

of society is cancerous at the very least. Self reliance, self sustainability,

and less government is one of the only ways to curb that

mindset. Not being able to be the victim at the drop of a hat and

taking responsibility for ones own situation is a start, but it will take

much more than just getting started. Changing the way society

thinks as a whole will require generations upon generations, years

way beyond those I will live. But it can happen, and it must.

Wes Woodell was born and raised in

Perquimans County. After attending

high school there, he relocated to

Virginia and was employed by heavy

marine construction company Mc-

Lean Contracting for many years as a

Piledriver. In 2009, he gained employment

with the United States Navy as

a Weight Test Director and Rigger in

Charge. He currently resides in Perquimans


Media sensationalism

by: Wes Woodell

At any point in time of your choosing, go and graze

over the movie and television catalog of the last ten

years or more. Do you think that in almost all of those

movies and tv shows there seemed to be one theme

that links them all together? One underlying plot characteristic

that was presented in some way in each of

them. The cable news networks and broadcast media of

the like started constantly harping on this same theme

years ago. The apocalyptic scenarios that are being

presented to people through entertainment and other

means of communication is astonishing. Society has

been told for years that the “End” was years, months,

days, sometime even minutes away. Whether it was a

nuclear weapon, foreign/terrorist attack, health epidemic,

or Y2K, we have been on the verge of losing it all for

as long as I can remember. And for the same amount of

time, once the threat has been corralled, another one is

waiting to be released that is worse than the one before.

Social media and the internet as a whole makes these

reports accelerate to another level. Unproven and, often,

untrue facts get attached to the stories. Comments

from people start and more rumors accompany them.

From there it morphs into something almost unrecognizable

from what it started as. Now it’s an avoidable

situation that must be addressed and handled right now,

even though its already to late. That type of hype is the

reason California can’t have straws anymore. It’s why

we are always looking into the eye of what could be the

“big one”. And it’s mostly the government, or some form

of state sponsored agency, that swoops in like the hero

to save the day. Is this done by design? Maybe. But,

whether or not it’s done intentionally, it has and effect

on our society. It keeps people on edge, casts doubt on

on leaders and processes, promotes a dependency on

someone else to save us, cause we aren’t able to do it

on our own. Why would we be able to?

There to many problems for us to undertake. Climate

change, illegals, terrorism, nukes oh my!! But it’s ok, I

saw on the news that the feds are on top of it and will

let us know when everything is safe..... And the younger

generations may be the ones affected the most. They

are constantly seeing these same scenarios in everyday

life, but promoted to them with a greater sense of

impending disaster. Beyond just the more commonly

used doomsday scenarios, they bear witness to the

political side of that coin as well. Rights are under attack

constantly, but only a handful can be exploited to get

the reaction desired.

Immigration, Free Speech, Abortion are among those

that get addressed almost every day, with the intention

of being divisive and condemning, just to ensure people

still have it in the forefront of their minds. We, as a

society, have to find a way to see past these smoke and

mirror events and try to decipher what is real and what

isn’t. Pandering to the fears of the masses is something

that has been an ongoing issue for decades. And it will

take decades more to stop it and get down to the real

news and occurrences that actually affect us. The harder

we fight for the truth, the further it will be taken from

us. It will always be something else around the corner

waiting, but is it really an impending disaster? Or another

way to distract us from the actual things happening

around us? Albemarle Tradewinds December 2018 37

Benjamin House

God gave me, and my husband, Lennie Hughes, the vision for

Benjamin House and for Benjamin House Community Services

many years ago, as a source for helping the mentally challenged

with life, which is actually our mission statement! Both divisions are

nonprofit. The vision and dream became a reality as we opened the

doors for Benjamin House Community Services, where our staff assist

people who live in their own homes, in 2005, directed by Jayne

Hollowell, and is located at 848 Forest Park Rd. Our residence of

Benjamin House opened in 2006, directed by Lennie Hughes, Jr.,

and is located at 102 Meads Pool Rd. Our 8 residents live fulfilling

lives as they participate in many activities out in the community,

as well as having wonderful, generous people from the community

come to Benjamin House to lead chapel services, which are held

twice daily, morning and night, and to sing with, and for, our residents,

and some come to do art projects, and yard projects!

So life stays busy at Benjamin House, and even more so now that

we have goats, Lucy and Ethel, a turkey named Fred, and beautiful

chickens who provide us with lots of fresh eggs! Please visit our

web site and please support our Christmas

Benefit on Saturday, December 15 at 2 pm at Museum of the Albemarle.

Tickets are available at Page After Page, Benjamin House,

or online by using the link to tickets on our web site. Thank you for

supporting Benjamin House!

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“Candlelight Christmas by the Sound”

Historic Preservation at its best………….


he 37th annual Christmas Candlelight Tour, Friday, December 14 and Saturday,

December 15, showcases rarely open, private homes with glittering

Christmas décor enhancing their beauty and owners sharing their remarkable

story. This year’s tour takes you in and out of the homes nestled along West

King and Blount Street making for easy and enjoyable walking for tourgoers.

Our historic buildings and National Historic Landmarks are decorated with natural

foliage and Colonial Period decorations. Over 300 years of history can be

felt as you weave your way through the 1767 Chowan County Courthouse with

caroling, 1758 Cupola House, James Iredell Homesite, 1886 Roanoke River

Lighthouse and The Penelope Barker House Welcome Center, Tour Headquarters.

In these locations, as part of the Candlelight Tour Weekend, you will

find a “Groaning Board” full of treats with festive sweets, cakes, eggnog, English

Traditional Wassail and cheer. These are the buildings that our nation’s

revolutionary leaders walked and talked of Freedom, and a new nation.

Confection Perfection at the Chowan Arts Council is sure to delight all those

that step inside both visually and tastefully with amazing art and very special

homemade sweets

The word WELCOME is always a part of Edenton and the people that live

here but during the Christmas season it becomes even more prevalent as our

rich natural, historic and cultural assets are experienced by all.

For more information on the holiday events and for the

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211 S. Broad St, Edenton Albemarle Tradewinds December 2018 39

MLS #: F92912A

Plymouth, NC

265 +/- acre tract of land that includes 175.51

+/- acres of FSA tillable farmland. The 2018

crop year raised soybeans on the property.

Good farmland for tobacco, peanuts, corn and

soybeans. The remaining acreage consists of

woodland with some water frontage along the

Roanoke River.

Property is located in between the Roanoke Shores and Riverside developments

in Plymouth. Listed at $1,000,000

MLS #: R92643A

217 Schooner Landing Drive Edenton

Lakefront at its Best! This home affords

Traditional Vibe with upgrades galore! Add

Brazilian Cherry Hardwood Floors and you

are home! New Appliances, New Trex Deck,

Fresh Paint inside and out are just a few

things that make this home stand out. Enjoy

multiple water views from different rooms and wait till you see the FROG

(finished room over the garage) Enjoy your yard by Walking down the new

Trex Steps to do Catch and Release Fishing; or kayaking on the Lake. Bird

Watchers will love the Eagle, Osprey and Ducks! Don't miss the Pool And

Clubhouse with beach area when you come to visit! List Price: $360,000

MLS #: R90722A

143 New River Drive Hertford, NC

Waterfront home located in a gated community,

which offers residents a golf course, full service

deep water marina, exercise facility, two

restaurants, and various social clubs in a

peaceful setting. Home is located on Yeopim

Creek, which is a protected body of water that

leads to the Albemarle Sound. This spacious

home includes over 4000 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. The

spacious master bedroom includes walk in closets and includes a large master

bathroom. The additional bedrooms are located upstairs and each have their own

private master bathroom. Home has 2 fireplaces.

List Price: $640,000.

MLS #: R92786A

107 Green Court East Hertford, NC

Great Home in Albemarle Plantation in Woodside

2 Neighborhood. Home was built in 2008 but not

lived in full time till 2011. Hardwood Floors,

Tiled Sunroom, Split floor Plan, Beautiful Kitchen

with New Granite Counters and Stainless

Appliances. Albemarle Plantation has DanMaples

Golf Course, 200 slip Marina, Tennis, Bocce, Fitness Center 2 Restaurants and lots

of Clubs. There is a Sports Club, Golf Club, Yacht Club, Women's Club, Bridge,

Exercise and much more. Move in and enjoy a great friendly Caring Community.

List Price: $299,000

MLS #: R93094A

141 Mexico Road Edenton, NC

MLS #: R92512A

113 Ute Trail Hertford, NC

Let your imagination be your guide. So

Simple, Easy, Clean, Move in Ready Bungalow

many possibilities for Horses, Hobbies, or

waiting for a new owner! Canal front home with

whatever tickles your fancy. Carriage

community boat launch right around the corner.

House, Shop, Pastures, Horse Barn,

You are a stones throw from the Sound when at

Outdoor Kitchen, Tack Room to name a

the Fiberglass Bulkhead of this property. This

few. The Horse barn is ready for 1 horse

home has one large GREAT ROOM downstairs

but buildings could be adaptable to

which has the living, dining, and Kitchen areas of t

accommodate more. This property comes with New Survey with 2.49 acres to he home and then walk upstairs for a private 1 bedroom 1 bath master suite! Snug

be confirmed shortly. Plenty of Acreage behind, beside and across the street if Harbor has plenty of amenities to choose from.....pool, clubhouse, tennis courts,

you need more! Just ask! Hardwood floors and beautiful wrap around Screened basketball, and Park- Picnic area for enjoying the Sound-front. List Price: $105,000

in Porch are two more reasons why you need to come see this home for yourself!

List Price: $205,000

201 Ocean Highway South

Hertford, NC 27944

NCREFL# 22873 NCAFL# 9180

(252) 426-1380

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