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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
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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
the best deals in town on all your holiday shopping! In addition to
great savings, you get to win fabulous prizes and enjoy delicious
refreshments while you shop.
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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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the season brighter for those in need.
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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.
Have a great, safe holiday season. Let food be your
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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.
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One word of caution as a fun fact. The fine hairs found
within the rose hip are used as the main ingredient in the
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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
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Their print services are some of the best around,
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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
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happy will they be if you are not here to earn the money
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without you, to be able to continue to have Christmas’s
in future years for themselves.. YOU can look down
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that the children will be able to have the the dream of a
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MICHAEL P. SANDERS, P.C.
Serving the Albemarle Region
and the Outer Banks since 1990.
Criminal and Traffic Law, Personal
Injury and Wrongful Death, General Practice.
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 www.keepkidshome.net
If you or your child is in trouble, he
may be able to help, give him a call (2523390000) or
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
can adapt citizens to new and awful conditions. More
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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
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
respondent to a survey about evil, go to https://www.
surveymonkey.com/r/BZ57GML. Thanks! Dr. Crime
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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
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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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Common symptoms of cataracts:
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Glare or light sensitivity
Poor night vision
Double vision in one eye
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Natural aging process of the eye
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
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There are no medications, dietary supplements or exercise
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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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Four years ago, Jon found a place in North Carolina that fit his budget,
an off-the-beaten-path restaurant in Hertford he renamed Patricia’s. He
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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330 North Highway 34 Camden, NC 27921
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
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 www.raymonscreek.com, 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
1.5 acres to 5 acres. Prices begin at $44,000. One lot in
Phase Two has been sold, and site work is underway for
a new custom home, being offered by Kyro Builders, LLC.
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By Jimmy Fleming email@example.com
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.
202 Barnhill Rd
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
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.
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CAMDEN COUNTY HERITAGE MUSEUM & HISTORIC JAIL WIN PRESERVATION AWARD
The Camden County Heritage Museum & Historic Jail were
recently awarded the 2018 N.C. Preservation Consortium
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
September 2017 and has seen over 1,000 visitors. Visitors experience
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
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
appointment only during this time.
Please contact (252)771-8333 or camdenmuseum1777@gmail.
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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
fills four rooms. Categories include popular and literary
fiction, classics, poetry, science fiction and fantasy,
Free Mass- market paperback with
children’s and young adult literature, cookbooks, science
and medicine, inspiration, self-help, biography, history,
and NC authors. Our inventory is updated frequently,
and we provide store credit in exchange for your tradeins!
Using purified water at the perfect temperature and a
French press, we brew a special coffee blend, freshly-roasted
from Kill Devil Coffee, and a wide variety of
organic, loose-leaf fair-trade Rishi teas. From our menu
of 21 teas, favorites include Jade Cloud, Raspberry
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We invite you to visit The Garden of Readin’ and find
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Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and take some home. We
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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 artsaoa.org 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 – GardnerDougStuart@gmail.com.
Become a part of our 27th year tradition.
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
Realty, 440 S. Hughes Blvd. For further
information, contact Jane Elfring, jelfri@
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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!
Christmas cards from the Museum of the Albemarle collection:
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Dr. Bald and Associates
At Dr. Bald & Associates, the patient is the most
important person in the room. A recent patient
commented, “I was extremely impressed with Dr. Bald,
his bedside manner and wonderful staff! My tooth was
pulled before I knew it was gone! How great is that?”
Our goal is to provide excellent care for every patient.
When you call to schedule an appointment we will ask
you several specific questions so we can give you the
best possible care. Even though Dr. Bald has extracted
over 350,000 teeth, each patient is an individual and
every case is unique.
Since 1990 Dr. Bald has been providing excellent oral
surgery care for people in the Albemarle Region. Our
Elizabeth City location recently moved to 1134 N. Road
Street, Building 7, near the hospital. We also have an
office in Nags Head where we currently do surgeries
on Thursdays. We offer Saturday appointments in our
Elizabeth City office. At both locations we pull teeth AND
place implants, do biopsies, treat broken jaw bones, and
many other services.
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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insurance, we are happy to give you a quote.
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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
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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
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
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
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.
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A story of Faith and Loss
It's not just another wave,
it's an experience.
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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.
FRISCO NATIVE AMERICAN MUSEUM CREATES INEXPENSIVE ART
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.
nativeamericanmuseum.org 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
www.nativeamericanmuseum.org 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
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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I found this traditional recipe for cheese straws in Mama Hawthorne’s ancient
recipe box. They’re rich and savory with a peppery bite.
(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,
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.
(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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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,
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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
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have never been to one that makes their beer, wine, and
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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
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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
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
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
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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
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.
INTEGRITY. VALUE. HONESTY
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back 100% to the community through fundraisers
and different events. They work with
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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
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.
Tara Ross is a mother, wife, writer, and retired lawyer. She is
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:
The Story of our Electoral College. She is a constitutionalist,
but with a definite libertarian streak! Stay tuned here for updates
on pretty much anything to do with the Electoral College,
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Harvard Study Shows the Dangers of Early School Enrollment by: fee.org
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
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
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 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.
110 Market Street
Hertford. North Carolina 27932
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1478 Belvidere Road
Belvidere, NC 27919
Hours :Mon - Sat 7am-7pm
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Twelve Days Of Christmas
12pc Chicken wings
11pc Chicken Drums
10pc Links Sausage
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
3lb Sirloin Steak
3lb Ground Chuck
3lb Stew Beef
3lb Sausage Meat
3lb Pork Chops
3lb Chicken Breast
3lb Whole Fryer
5lb Prime Rib
Roast or Steaks
5lb Ground Chuck
5lb Pork Spare Rib
5lb Links Sausage
5lb Chicken Wings
Northeast North Carolina Family History – and the answer is…
By: Irene Hampton - email@example.com
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.
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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Irene Hampton earned a certificate in Genealogy
from Brigham Young University and worked as
the Genealogical/Local history Researcher for the
Pasquotank-Camden Library for over 12 years. She
has also abstracted and published “Widow’s Years
Provisions, 1881-1899, Pasquotank County, North
Carolina”; “1840 Currituck, North Carolina Federal
Census” and “Record of Marriages, Book A (1851-
1867) Currituck County, North Carolina”.
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Questions To Ask When Considering
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
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
have available? One way to evaluate the value of
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
incur surrender charges. These charges decline
each year, usually reaching zero after seven
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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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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
Will you embrace your life today and be a light to the world
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.
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 - newlifecurrituck.org
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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The author was born in Telaviv, Israel - In 2008 a life
changing event occurred and the flow of faith based poetry
has run ever since.
Author of the following books:
Faith Based Poetry
Inspiration by God, Perspiration by Ron
Inspiration by God, More Perspiration by Ron
Inspiration by God, Even More Perspiration by Ron
Inspiration by God, Perspiration by Ron, Volume IV
Inspiration by God, Perspiration by Ron, Volume V
Inspiration by God, Perspiration by Ron, Volume VI
Inspiration by God, Perspiration by Ron, Volume VII
School of Life
– Secular Poetry
American Legion Post 126 – Photo collection of
members and activities of Hertford’s Post 126
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WILLIAM C. JACKSON VFW POST 6060,
1433 N. ROAD ST., ELIZABETH CITY, NC
TRIBUTE AT VETERANS PARK
222 N. WATER ST., ELIZABETH CITY
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.
ATROX MELIOR DULCISSIMA
William C. Jackson, Elizabeth City, NC
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
By Dr. Dave
Sons of Confederate Veterans
We meet at Vickie’s Villa in
Elizabeth City the 4th Tuesday
every month at 7pm
The 7 ESSENTIAL CORE VALUES
2. Religious Freedom
3. Traditional Family
4. Private Property Rights
5. Pro- Second Amendment
7. National Sovereignty
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United Methodist Church
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
Wash clean and shuck oysters (leave in
shell) arrange bacon and vegetables on top
of oysters salt and pepper to taste
Put rock salt in a pan and place oysters on
top sprinkle with Parmesancheese and
bread crumbs drizzle with the Melted butter.
cook under oven broiler until browned and
serve with lemon wedges.
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Has your car been accident damaged
in the past 3 years?
Call us to learn more!!!
Collision Safety Consultants
If so, you could be entitled to
thousands in compensation
from loss of value
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
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-
6312 or go to www.youthbuild.org
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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
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
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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 benjaminhouse.org 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
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 VisitEdenton.com and for the
Candlelight Tour tickets
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MLS #: F92912A
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
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