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“The Man Without a Country” is a short story by American writer Edward Everett Hale, first published in The Atlantic in December 1863. It is the story of American Army lieutenant Philip Nolan, who renounces his country during a trial for treason and is consequently sentenced to spend the rest of his days at sea without so much as a word of news about the United States. Though the story is set in the early 19th century, it is an allegory about the upheaval of the American Civil War. Source: Wikipedia

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appy 2021! We are thrilled about the promise and excitement of a new year. While much of 2020 didn’t go the way any of us planned, you stepped up. You’ve done incredible things for our community. Helping each other, creatively adapting to new circumstances, and tenaciously working through unforeseen situations – you persevered through a time of change and uncertainty. Thank you for your commitment. Many times, our greatest success comes from our most challenging times. We anticipate that 2021 will be a year of recovery and progress. We are grateful for the opportunity to serve you, and eager to see what you will do next. We are proud to announce two new members of our Board of Directors: Rick Durren, Vice President of Biggs Cadillac Buick GMC Truck, and Junie Rountree, owner of Pro-Masters Painting and Gutters. Both Rick and Junie are faithful and active supporters of the Chamber. We also want to thank our two retiring board members, Past Board Chair Don Prentiss, Attorney at Hornthal, Riley, Ellis, & Maland, and Sean O’Brien, Regional General Manager at The Daily Advance. Thank you both for your service to the Chamber. The Chamber has several committees that need your help! I hope you’ll consider sharing your knowledge and expertise with us in an area that interests you. Please let us know if you are interested in serving on the Education, Legislative, Military Affairs, or one of our special event committees. This year we’ve added a new, exclusive level of Corporate Partnership. This Champion level partnership embraces the Chamber’s mission to create meaningful connections, increase awareness and advocate for our Chamber members. We are honored to announce Biggs Cadillac Buick GMC Truck as our 2021 Chamber Champion. Thank you, Biggs, for providing the support and resources that allow us to expand our programming for the benefit of the Elizabeth City Area Chamber community. I look forward to connecting with you this year, and as always, my door is open for you.

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round this time of year, I like to remind readers of the importance of absolute positive identification of any foraged edible. One of the many challenges in obtaining concrete naming of any plant is overcoming the reliance on common names alone to pinpoint exact identification. Common names vary locally for the same organism, and sometimes the same common name applies to different organisms. Although the scientific binomial (two names) system got its beginning around 1600, Carolus Linnaeus is credited with gaining traction for binomial nomenclature around 1750. The challenge here for us is that it was predominantly Latin and Greek word derivations for the biological classifications. One of the few foresighted decisions I made as a young man was to study Latin in college. It helps immeasurably in deciphering the meanings of biological names. Common names may abound for a single plant but only one scientific identifier is applied to any one species of organism. The fundamental two-name groups are genus and species. The genus name (always beginning with a capital letter) is the grouping of similar characteristics while the species (always lowercase) is the identification of unique traits within the genus. The plant species may describe, among other identifiers, the leaf shape (latifolia- wide leaf, augustifolia – narrow leaf), texture (rugosia-wrinkled), color (albus-white, rhoeas-red) or origin (japonicas-Japan, chinensis-China,

canadensis-Canada, californicus-California). Now back to positive identification, hemlock (Conium maculatum) produces a toxin that was a common vehicle for suicide throughout ancient history. Wild carrots (Daucus carota) look very similar to hemlock but are harmless when consumed. Wild currant tomatoes (Solanum pimpinellifolium (translation: sun plant wolf peach)) can be found growing in our area but horse nettle berries (Solanum carolinense (translation: sun plant from Carolina)) look very similar and are capable of causing death. Not only toxic plants can be confused with allowable edibles, but also illegal plants can be mistaken for unregulated plants. The poppy flower (Papaver sp.) includes a range of common landscape plants but you would not want to apprehended with a field of Papaver somniferium (translation: sleep bringing) poppies. A North Carolina man was arrested for growing an acre of the colorful flowers. The P. somniferium plants are also known as opium poppies. Although rarely exciting, becoming familiar with genus species classification pays invaluable benefits in confident navigation of foraged plants. Sapere aude.

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his article might be boring to most of you because the idea of insurance is boring to most of you, but here are some underlying facts about the boring subject of Life Insurance.. again. like I have stated many times.. Since insurance is not taught in schools and many people have little knowledge on this MAJOR part of financial planning, these stats may have little or no meaning, ho-hum attitude, you have!! The week before Christmas, one of oldest customers died and we have been talking, at his request, to increase his coverage for his family, but, like most folks, he was to busy in his work to talk.. telling me after the holidays and his work project.. we would talk...But to late for his family!! In doing some basic research I have found out only 57% off adults have any form of life insurance and of these 32% only have group insurance..that means 61% of adults HAVE NO LIFE INSURANCE AT ALL..But the ones that do have insurance, buy it for different reasons..37% to replace income from the deceased, 30% just for burial, 28% for wealth transfer, 27 % to pay off the mortgage, 19 % to replace an older policy, 17% for tax advantages and retirement, 14 % to pay for estate taxes (which now is not a major issue),14% to help pay for college, 8% to supplement their group insurance at

Hope everyone had a nice and happy Christmas!! work and 8% for business purposes.. The idea of how much insurance should be had by all factors is that 10 to 12 times a persons salary should be bought.. if possible!!!..50% of life insurance bought is from agents who only work for one company (that agent can not shop around for the best values), the other 50% buy from agents like myself who can shop around for our clients... In figuring out the cost of different types of life insurance, Whole life ins. is about 6 to 10 times higher in cost than Term Ins. , but Whole Life returns money back to the insured, where Term ins is just being rented for a number of years then goes away!! As you age, the prices of all types of Life Insurance goes up on the average of 8 % a year, each year you wait to start a plan.. Smokers pay about 2 to 3 times more than non smokers and women pay about 33% less than men of the same age (women are suppose to live 7 years longer than a man--but that was not my circumstance) 92% of African-Americans do not own life insurance.. 47% of people who are buying like the plans where no physical exam is needed to be done by a nurse..20% of people like Life plans that had Long Term Care plans within their plan..and there are over 780 companies in the U.S. that sell..

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inally the year 2020 is over and we are in the second month of the New Year. 2020 was an interesting year to say the least on the fishing front. At one point in late April and early May we didn’t really know what to expect in the Outer Banks from a recreational angler standpoint. We were pleasantly surprised by the amount of visitors that not only came to the OBX but the amount that booked charter trips, visited piers or tried their hands at surf fishing. For many families, it was their first time enjoying the sport of fishing and hopefully these families will return during the coming years and continue to enjoy the sport of recreational fishing. The current COVID situation still continues to affect the supply chain for fishing tackle. During the 2020 season, many tackle shops were only receiving partial orders from suppliers causing them to be out of certain tackle for most of the year. Hopefully these supply chain disruptions will work their way out, and tackle shops will have complete inventories this fishing season.If you are lucky to find your brand and test weight of fishing line, now is a great time to respool your reels for the upcoming season. The winter is the best time of the year to have your reels serviced and any rod repairs made. Good preparation now will ensure that your fishing time will not be interrupted by equipment failure during the prime of the season. 2020 has also been a tough year for the Fishing Clubs in the OBX area. Many clubs have had little to no meetings during the year and have had their fundraisers and tournaments cancelled. Some clubs have continued their work. The Outer Banks Anglers Club continued to add materials and boats to their new Artificial Reef 165. When all is said


and done, the new reef will contain three sunken boats and tons of concrete balls and other concrete structures. This reef and the others the NCDMF maintains were also blessed with loads of Bonner Bridge materials as it was torn down. These reefs should help with fishing out of Oregon Inlet for years to come. Many thanks to Retired Judge Richard Parker, Brian Forbes and Hal Goodman of the Outer Banks Anglers Club for their time and dedication to seeing AR165 come to fruition. These men spent countless hours filling out applications, permits and securing items for the reef. If you would like to see more projects like this done in the OBX then consider joining the OBX Anglers Club this year. Dues are only $25 a year and it is a great way to meet fellow anglers and help promote fishing on the OBX. I will let you know when they will resume meeting this year. Since we are in the new year, don’t forget to renew your membership in all the fishing clubs in which you are a member. It has been a hard year for all of them, and we need to make sure they survive in order to continue to promote recreational fishing.

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glimpse into several Native American civilizations centuries prior to European colonization will reveal an American Indian culture that overall was not primitive, considering the period of time. In fact, one could view American Indian culture as being far more advanced when compared to many other cultures during the same time frame, including those of the European sector. Such American Indian communities indeed existed within the United States where one example can be seen by examining the culture of the Chacoan people, who in 800 AD once lived in an area known today as New Mexico. Much has been written that details the advanced techniques that allowed the Chacoan people to construct a community in the 800’s that was larger than England. Their community contained the largest buildings in the United States that were not surpassed in size until the 19th century. In fact, the Chacoans used unique techniques for constructing massive stone buildings that spanned several stories high and contained hundreds of rooms that were held up by massively thick walls purposely designed to hold the weight. The Chacoan community was comprised of several of these massive homes which were all connected by roads. One can imagine the complexity of social organization required in order to construct these massive structures and build community infrastructure. Not only were the buildings massive, but they were oriented to solar and lunar cycles and lined in such a manner to allow communication between the buildings. To put this in modern perspective, the Chacoan people are ancestors of the Pueblo and Hopi Indians who live in Arizona and New Mexico today. Without going into detail, the Chacoan community also exhibited many aspects of Mayan culture particularly during its rituals, trading of exotic artifacts and in the construction of its massive buildings, irrigation systems, and roads. Keep in mind that this occurred in the 800’s, 700 years before colonial contact. Also prior to the con4 pc wing $3.99 4 pc wing combo $6.50 8 pc wing combo $12.25 12 pc wing $11.99 50 pc wing $51.99 100 pc wing $85.99 chicken sandwich combo

struction of this massive community, these Indians had been accustomed to constructing and living in smaller stone houses for centuries prior. While the Chacoan community may have had more complex infrastructure due to its community size and to the arid climate of the Southwest, social organization was also required on the east coast to maintain its American Indian communities. Some similarities have been noted in historical documents that reveal stories of interesting and complex interactions that the North Carolina coastal plains Indians had with the Europeans. There are documents noting that in 1609, explorers of the Lost Colony were living in a Tuscarora village called Pakerikinick to reports in 1614 that Jamestown explorers went to a Tuscarora village called Ocamahawan where the Indians had built two-story “stone” houses and used brass utensils, and to another report noting that in 1654, a wealthy Spaniard, possessing slaves, had been living among the Tuscarora for several years. In 1670, it was noted that the Spanish had set up a trading post in a Tuscarora village called Kateras, which was described as a place of “great Indian trade and commerce.” The Chowanoke Indians were also reported as building two story houses in the 1600s, although these houses were not particularly noted as being made from stone. As historical documents are pieced together along with archaeological findings, theories and perpetuation of a primitive mode of Native existence will hopefully be quenched. The communities mentioned in this article are just a small number of communities that existed across the United States prior to colonial invasion.

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How to make extra money by selling locally through resale: 4 popular trends this year (BPT) - This year, people leveraged the convenience of online shopping more than ever. One of the main reasons is that buying and selling through resale marketplaces makes it easier for people to find deals or make money to supplement their income. In 2020, buying and selling locally became more popular as people bought things to create home offices, outfit home gyms, and keep their families entertained. Some enterprising sellers decluttered and supplemented their incomes by using online marketplaces to sell their unwanted or unused items. Though more people bought holiday gifts online this season, despite shoppers’ best efforts, not all gifts will hit the mark this year. The popular online shopping app OfferUp conducted a survey of its buyers and sellers and found that 39% of people surveyed said they are most likely to sell a gift they receive if they are not interested in it. And many plan to use that money towards monthly expenses like rent (40%) and daily essentials (30%) like groceries.

mentally sustainable is more important than finding something new and trendy. You can find rare or heavily discounted items. The search for rare or discontinued items is another big draw for online resale shoppers; 43% of respondents search such venues for goods or gifts they may not be able to find elsewhere. Resale supports local businesses. Thirty-four percent of respondents are more likely to purchase from a resale marketplace than a physical store because they prefer to support local vendors. Those looking to make money by selling things they don’t need can try resale now by downloading a popular app like OfferUp. The marketplace provides sellers with listings that never expire, nationwide shipping option safety features such as TruYou and Community MeetUp Spots that help confirm identities and suggest safer meet-up locations. Download the OfferUp app for more tips on being a successful buyer or seller.

Meanwhile, 31% surveyed saying they are more likely to regift an item this year than last year. Compared to 2019, women are more likely to regift than men (37% vs. 26%). OfferUp found some interesting results on buying trends this year as well: Resale can help you save money. The opportunity to save money is a primary motivator for respondents. Sixty-five percent will shop such marketplaces to save money and/or buy what they want without paying full retail prices - and 39% expect to save up to $300 for their efforts. Reduce, reuse, recycle, repeat. Sustainability is top-of-mind for secondhand shoppers this year. A substantial 46% of respondents say finding something reused and environ-


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Art in the Albemarle Area


appy New Year!!! After surviving a year like 2020, I hope this year , 2021 will start off better.. This month traditionally is a time of new beginnings and resolutions. I hope many of the beginning artists received the materials needed to get started in art and the more advanced artists received a bit higher quality materials. Whatever you received, you need to get used to your paints, whether watercolor, acrylic, oil, or pastel. Use your brushes on a practice canvas to see what shapes you can make before trying to complete a painting. After all, this is supposed to be fun!!! If you received some paintbrushes in your stockings this year. Let ‘s examine how to use those brushes. You should take each brush and a separate watercolor paper or acrylic canvas, one for each brush, and make different strokes on them. I make fine lines with the very thin brushes, called liners. With round brushes load them with paint and start out with a gentle stroke then press the brush into the canvas and get a wider stroke. Then do the same thing with flat brushes. These activities will allow you to see the various ways and shapes the brushed make. You should try each brush with the different mediums you use. Learn to make one stroke paintings in this manner. Making these style of strokes will also let you know how your brushes hold paint. Some brushes will hold a lot of pigment, I prefer animal hair brushes for watercolors and bristle brushes for acrylics.Some brushes will hold only a minimum amount of pigment. Different shapes can be made on

by: Talmage Dunn your canvas with the different brushes. My favorite brush to use is the “fan” brush. I can make clouds, grasses, trees and a multitude of other shapes with it. I also favor a “rigger” brush, a long narrow haired brush, designed to make small fine lines. Also, with the addition of new brushes, I can “modify” some of my older more worn-out brushes into specialty brushes. Next look at how paint is absorbed on your canvas. If you received new paints or higher quality paints, you have the opportunity to test this concept. Move some of the paint around on your canvas does it apply smoothly or does it leave little flakes? Familiarize yourself with your new paint. Take the time to check out videos you may have or viewed some of the excellent “how to” lessons on the internet.These lessons may have some new methods and new techniques that will enhance your art. Look up some of the you-tube art lessons. They are invaluable.

I hope this new year provides many new opportunities and activities for each of you. Enjoy your life, paint the things you are familiar with and have a wonderful time with your art! This year may pose a few challenges to us but together we can all come through. . Feel free to contact me by e-mail bowhuntor@ yahoo.com or by phone 252-267-5437. Talmage Dunn, Artist.

It is usually a bit too cold to go outside and paint, but since this year of COVID-19, make an exception, if nothing else just to get some fresh air. With the New Year , 2021,upon us, perhaps there are some artsy things you can do. Painting conforms to the “social-distancing” rules still in place. I have a few suggestions: - Spend more time painting. The more you paint the

Orthodox Christianity Time for Resolutions


esolutions are an old idea. It seems this New Year’s tradition of making resolutions stretches 4,000 years back to the Babylonians, who solemnly vowed to the gods that they would return everything they borrowed throughout the year before. The Romans started the year by making promises to the god Janus, after whom the first month was named. This long history is filled with probably billions of resolutions, most of which languish in the circular file of short-lived attempts (if attempted at all). According to the Strava Group (a social network for athletes), most people call it quits on their resolutions by January 12th. I don’t think we should give up on the making of resolutions, though. The Babylonians weren’t completely wrong. Don’t mistake me: making vows to dark underworld gods is never recommended … but neither is the practice of setting impossible goals for one’s self and family. It is a far, far better thing to make goals that are more concrete … goals that are observable and measure-able … most importantly, goals that are do-able. In my case, “Running a Marathon” is an impossible, abstract goal (at least for 2021). But “Working Out on My Elliptical for 10 Minutes 3 Times a Week” is far more likely. What’s more, in the likely case that I will miss this goal on one week, it will not break the universe if I start up again the next week with not a whisper of self-reproach. In fact, getting back


better you become. - Try different brush strokes, perhaps even one-stroke painting. - Try different mediums, maybe even some “mixed” media activities. - Be creative with your painting and not so serious.

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on the horse (errr, elliptical) again will actually contribute to the likelihood of total success. Instead of making Resolutions for self-improvement, how about making Resolutions for the sake of others? For what you will do for your family and friends? For your church and diocese? For town and community? Especially for its members who are in need?

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Indeed. Perhaps the making of resolutions for the sake of others might be “luckier” (that is, “more blessed”) than resolutions for the sake of self or self-improvement. So in these first few weeks of the New Year, try something new, for the sake of someone else. Make your Resolutions to Help Others (instead of Self). You might want to check out the Beatitudes for some ideas: be kind in the everyday “little” moments … donate help and money and food away from the notice of others … be calmer, more hopeful and optimistic for the sake others … make peace in conflicted situations … forget irritations when the sun goes down … look for God in the face of others You just might find Him (since He has found you already). And there is no better resolution than that.

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Museum of the Albemarle

By Wanda Lassiter, Curator, Museum of the Albemarle


he new year 2021 brings several new exhibits to the Museum of the Albemarle. “Wheelwrights, Wagon Wranglers & Welders: Blacksmithing in the Albemarle” opens in January. This lobby exhibit will focus on the blacksmith trade with forging tools and implements on display. February takes you back in time with “Reliving the 1960s.” This small case exhibit takes you back to the nostalgia of the decade that gave the world changes in science, civil rights, fashion, art, health, technology, and entertainment. The Museum partners with Mid-Atlantic Christian University in March to bring “Judges, Joshua, and Jesus: An Archaeological Journey Through the Bible.” The exhibit will highlight artifacts found during archaeological work at the site of Khirbet el-Maqatir, the Biblical city of ‘Ai of Joshua 7–8.

The Museum of the Albemarle is located at 501 S. Water Street, Elizabeth City, NC. (252) 335-1453. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed Sundays and State Holidays. Serving Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hertford, Hyde, Northampton, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington Counties, the museum is the northeast regional history museum of the North Carolina Division of State History Museums within the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources, the state agency with the mission to enrich lives and communities and the vision to harness the state’s cultural resources to build North Carolina’s social, cultural and economic future.

A new exhibit for children opens in June. The exhibit will focus on the American Indian of coastal North Carolina. American Indians have lived in this region for over 10,000 years, long before other people. Researchers have broken down the history of the American Indian of the northern coast of North Carolina into four cultural traditions. Each of these traditions will be discussed in the exhibition. In August, the Museum welcomes the traveling exhibit “1619: Arrival of the First Africans.” On loan from the Hampton History Museum in Virginia, the banner exhibit commemorates the 1619 arrival of the first Africans in English North America. The traveling banner exhibit “Navigating Jim Crow: The Green Book and Oasis Spaces in North Carolina” will be on display in September and October. The exhibit, produced by the N.C. African American Heritage Commission, features “sites important to, and personal memories about, African American travel during the ‘Jim Crow’ era of legal segregation.”  As always, please check our social media for any schedule changes.

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How to Help the Millions of Americans Facing Hunger (StatePoint) Millions of people nationwide face hunger. And the COVID-19 pandemic has thrust even more Americans into this vulnerable position. Before the COVID-19 crisis began, one in nine people, including 10 million children, already lived in a food insecure household. Communities of color are disproportionately affected by both poverty and hunger. For example, one in four Native American and Alaska Natives experience food insecurity. One in five Blacks and one in six Latinos experience food insecurity. As a result of the pandemic, unemployment has soared and the need for food assistance has increased. More families are accessing food banks than ever before, and many of them for the very first time, which is why it’s really important for everyone to come together to help fight hunger,” says Casey Marsh, chief development officer for Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization. Fortunately, efforts are being made to meet the sharp rise in food insecurity. As part of its “Many Hearts, One Community.” campaign, Wells Fargo fulfilled its commitment to help provide 82 million meals to families in need through the Feeding America network of 200 food banks during the holidays. This was a continuation of a decade-long relationship with the Feeding America network which, since the start of the pandemic, has included efforts such as turning Wells Fargo corporate properties and branch locations into mobile food distribution centers. Additionally, the company made grants over the holiday season to food banks operating in Wells Fargo’s global footprint.

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North Carolina Bow Hunters Association by: Talmage Dunn


want to wish everyone a Happy and Prosperous New Year. As I write this article there is little if any time left to the regular deer season in North Carolina. I hope you had the opportunity to see plenty of deer during the 2020 hunting season. I also hoped you may have had the opportunity to harvest some deer. Although, I do realize many of us may be enjoying (?) tag stew. I do hope you received some wonderful gifts to start your new year. This time of year we look back and take stock on the last year and perhaps make note of some things we would like to change for the coming year. For many of us, this calls for some resolutions, promises we make that we fully intend to do for the upcoming year. I thought it would be appropriate to quote a message from the Executive Director of the NCWRC, Cameron Ingram. “ A year unlike any other 2020 posed a number of unprecedented challenges. Yet, in the midst of all the uncertainty a siver lining emerged--- a renewed love of the outdoors. Since May, when the stay-at-home orders were lifted, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has seen a 23% increase in inland fishing and hunting license sales. This additional funding helps the agency fulfill its mission and is reinvested in conservation efforts right here in our state.

There is opportunity to continue bowhunting in our state. We have the “urban archery “ season in various counties, just check your regulations. Small game opportunities abound throughout the state until February or March. Have you tried rabbit or squirrel with the bow and arrow? Fun would be an understatement. If you haven’t tried traditional archery tackle this would be the prime time to do so. The upcoming NCWRC public opinion meetings will be taking place in January. Check the NCWRC website for the meeting closest to you. Please attend, this is where the proposed game regulations will be set out for public comment. Consider becoming a member of the NCBA this year. Our organization is growing and we do lobby for bowhunting and game legislation in our great state. See our website for information on many of the activities the organization does and provides. I would like to wish everyone a happy New Year! Respectfully submitted. Talmage Dunn bowhuntor@yahoo.com, 252-267-5437, District 1 Wildlife Rep for NCBA

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ecause Native Americans have traditionally been recognized for their extensive knowledge of medicinal plants, it is not unusual for staff at the Frisco Native American Museum & Natural History Center to field questions about indigenous plants and their healing properties—particularly at this time when health issues are front and center for so many people. Some of those plants may surprise you. For example, you have probably passed cattails growing in a ditch or beside a field and never thought of them as “super plants.” They are actually quite remarkable for their multiple uses. The sticky starch at the base of the leaves makes an excellent antiseptic and can, in an emergency, be used as a coagulant. Pieces of fresh root can also be applied as a soothing salve for irritations such as blisters, insect bites, and even toothaches.

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Another vine that is often admired only for its beauty and sweet scent is the Honeysuckle. Natives have traditionally used the plant to ease digestive disorders and as a natural remedy for asthma and rheumatoid arthritis. While the preparation of plants for use in healing requires special knowledge and techniques, visitors to the museum will find a variety of amazing plants on the nature trail. Each season offers something different and quite special.

And most people think of Greenbriar as a nuisance vine; however, the root can be made into a tea that natives have used to ease joint pain. A salve from the leaves can also be applied to help heal small sores and burns.

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Time To Rise And Shine With Rosie’s Orange Sunrise Buns

By Rosie Hawthorne If you’re lucky enough to live at the beach, you’re lucky enough.


’m lucky enough to start off almost every day by going to the beach and watching the sunrise. It’s the perfect way to begin one’s day. My day only gets better when I come home to a special treat for breakfast. My sweet orange breakfast buns are a wonderful way to start off your day and the new year. With a buttery cake-like base, a nutty cinnamon filling, and an orange cream cheese glaze, they’re a little bit sweet, a little bit doughy, a little bit zesty, and a whole lotta yummy. They’re the perfect antidote to 2020 and a lovely welcome to 2021. For the filling: 1 stick unsalted butter, softened ½ cup brown sugar 1 TB cinnamon Zest of 1 orange 1 cup crumbled pecans

Rosie’s Orange Sunrise Buns For the dough: ¼ cup skim milk, warmed ¼ cup cream, warmed 1 package yeast ¼ cup sugar ½ cup fresh orange juice Zest of 2 oranges 1 egg, beaten 2 TB unsalted butter, softened 1 tsp kosher salt About 3 ¼ cups flour In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a dough hook, combine the warm milk and cream with the yeast and sugar. Let it sit for a few minutes until it “proofs,” or gets bubbly and foamy. This means the yeast has “proved” it’s alive and your dough will rise. With machine on low speed, add in orange juice, zest, egg, butter, and salt. Gradually add in flour, incorporating it into the dough and increasing speed to medium. You want enough flour so the dough pulls away from the sides but is still soft and tacky. Turn out the dough onto a lightly floured working surface and finish by kneading by hand, sprinkling more flour if needed. You want a soft, elastic dough. Transfer to a lightly oiled mixing bowl, cover, and let rise until doubled in size, about 2 hours.

Place dough on a lightly floured surface and roll out into a 12 x 18inch rectangle. Using an offset spatula, spread the butter over surface of dough. Evenly sprinkle rest of filling ingredients over top. Tightly roll up dough lengthwise and slice into 12 even pieces. Place slices (swirl facing up) in a buttered 9 x 13-inch pan. Cover and let rise in warm place until doubled – an hour or so. Bake in a 350° oven until rolls are light golden brown on top – about 22 minutes. Frost the rolls while still warm.

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For the glaze: 4 oz. cream cheese, softened 4 TB unsalted butter (1/2 stick), softened Zest of 1 orange 1 tsp vanilla ¼ cup fresh orange juice 1 ½ cups powdered sugar Combine cream cheese and butter. Whisk in rest of ingredients until smooth. Pour over warm buns.

For a special zesty treat (and because they’re available now), sprinkle pomegranate arils over the buns. Enjoy!

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Battery-Powered Tools are Changing


attery-powered tool technology is now undergoing some rapid changes in both the power of the tool motors and the batteries supplying the added power. For many years most battery-powered hand tools were less power demanding with battery-powered screwdrivers powered by 12-volt nickel cadmium batteries being the first. To increase battery run time and supply stronger motors, these batteries were increased to 14 volts, then finally 18 volts.

These changes allowed manufacturers to offer more power demanding tools including battery-powered skill saws, hacksaws, and sawzalls. Some manufacturers are now using nickel-metal hydride batteries which provide longer battery run time with only a slight increase in price. However, recently there has been an explosion in battery-powered tools which are being replaced with the new 18- and 20-volt lithium-ion battery technology, but these are not compatible with the older battery tools and chargers and require a total replacement of the older tools you own, plus the batteries and the battery chargers. In addition, while the batteries in all battery-powered tools historically made up half the cost of the actual tool, the new lithium-ion batteries are double the cost of these more traditional batteries. When the lithium-ion batteries were first developed, there were multiple reports of the batteries catching fire during charging, with some experiencing spontaneous combustion just sitting on a work bench. Obviously in the past few years this lithium chemistry has evolved, and these batteries are now much safer to use and recharge. To drastically reduce battery size and increase talk time, almost all cell phones are now powered by lithium-ion batteries, but it is still against airline regulations to ship lithium-ion batteries as cargo, so all mail carriers allow ground shipping only in specially labeled shipping containers. So why would anyone want to buy a new battery tool powered by a lithium-ion battery, that has a prior history of catching fire and costs twice as much as a conventional battery tool? It’s actually very simple. These new lithium-based batteries are about half the size, half the weight, can be recharged in half the time, and will provide almost four times the tool run time as older battery tool technology. Not only can hand-held tools be made much smaller and lighter to hold, but the added power allows manufacturers to now offer more power-hungry tools like chainsaws, framing nailers, and heavy construction tools that up to now could not be powered by batteries.


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While I still have a garage full of older battery-powered tools, I started slowly replacing these one at a time with new lithium-ion powered tools and was amazed at the difference. The first thing you will notice is the drill or saw will operate at full power right up to end of charge and then just stop. No longer is there a period at the end of charge when the tool starts to slow down or lose torque. While this does not let you know the tool is almost out of power, the incredible run time makes it seem like they will never need to be recharged. The increased power in these smaller and lighter lithium-ion batteries finally allowed me to buy a power tool I have been waiting years for them to make. While I have owned all sizes and brands of chainsaws over more years than I care to remember, as I get older, starting a stubborn chainsaw can be so frustrating that I usually give up and hope to try another day. Many times I only wanted to cut off an offending lower limb or trim back a few branches that were too large for my hedge clippers, but the added time to search for the gas can, mix in the oil, and finally get the d— thing started, was just not worth it for these smaller cutting jobs.

This new saw has been a blessing, but you still should have at least two batteries, with the spare nearby if the saw quits halfway through an extra-large downed tree. Although these new battery-powered chainsaws cost about the same as a similar-sized gasoline powered chainsaw, the pricing rarely includes the cost of the batteries which are sold separately and can run more than $100 each. While I don’t recommend throwing away all the older battery-powered tools you now own, I do advise to never buy any more replacement batteries, and next time a battery fails, replace it and the tool with a new 20-volt lithium-ion powered tool and you will not be disappointed. Jeff Yago is a licensed professional engineer and certified energy manager with more than 40 years of solar and emergency preparedness experience. He has authored numerous articles for various national publications Signed copies of his new book — Lights On — are available at www.offgridprepper.com or by calling 804-4579566.

In addition, many times I travel through rural back roads that are blocked by a downed tree after a storm. This has become so common that I started to haul around my gasoline-powered chainsaw in the truck bed along with an oil stained gas can and could easily clear the road. However, this was not practical when driving our SUV, as the wife would never allow an oil leaking, gas smelling, chainsaw bouncing around on the carpeted floor of her back seat! I finally broke down and purchased an Oregon brand battery-powered chainsaw and I may never go back. Since there is no need for gas and oil, I can now keep it behind the back seat with no gasoline smell or carpet damage. If I need to cut off a limb, I just take it out of the backseat, press the button, and start cutting with no sound, no shoulder wear and tear, and no occasional engine servicing. In addition, every time I buy a replacement chain, it includes a half-moon shaped sharpening stone that fits around the drive chain and gets replaced during the chain replacement process. During cutting operation, I occasionally push a lever on the saw and this stone rubs against the moving chain and sharpens the teeth! This has eliminated my skinned fingers and hunting for my missing chainsaw file each time I need to sharpen the chain.

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Conclusion of series: “Good for Ron Michaels,” Fleming comments bitterly, “except for the fact that it almost devastated them financially. They’ve come up with the $30,000 that they had to pay me; $15,000 of which went to pay for my expert. My brother later said, ‘How does it feel to handle the biggest murder case you’re ever going to handle in your life for a $15,000 fee?’ I said, ‘You know what? It feels pretty goddamned good. It really does,’” Fleming allows. It’s over, right? Not exactly. Wright County, MN went on to try Terry Olson for murder, using a new confession from Dale Todd, this one extracted, Fleming notes, with Todd’s mother present. At Olson’s trial, Todd blamed his recantation on Fleming, saying, “Well, that wasn’t true, I just got tricked by a smart lawyer.” Olson recently lost an appeal for a new trial. In the appeal, he argued that the deputy sheriff’s presence at the prosecution’s table was prejudicial, as he was not part of the legal team. In reality, he was likely there to keep Dale Todd in line and be sure he stuck to the story this time. Also present in the courtroom throughout Ron Michaels’ trial was a childhood friend, Ken Miller. So troubled was he in the wake of the trial, that he wrote The Bison King, Convictions of the Courageous, the proceeds of which he has promised to help the Michaels family recover from their ordeal and to help get Terry Olson out of prison. The book is available through the Network bookstore, or by a digital download version of the book online for $12.99 at http://tinyurl.com/mvwbne. The publishing house’s press release about the book follows on page 14 of this journal, with full contact information. • The Bison King Tells Chilling Tale The Bison King, authored by former Wright County, MN resident Kenneth Miller, will be released by Tate Publishing and Ingram/Spring Arbor on August 11, 2009. The book is a non-fiction chronicle of the year long battle by Monticello, MN criminal defense attorney Jim Fleming and his legal

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team, to defend former Montrose, MN resident Ronald Michaels against first degree murder charges, stemming from the unsolved death of Buffalo, MN resident Jeffrey Hammill near Montrose, on August 11, 1979. The case was one of Minnesota’s oldest “cold cases.” Miller, a childhood classmate and lifelong friend of Michaels, wrote the book as a first non-fiction work, to highlight what he believes to be deliberate, false accusations of murder against Michaels, the 1974 Homecoming King for the Buffalo High School Bisons (hence the title, “The Bison King”), and two other individuals. A subsequent trial involving co-defendant Terry Olson resulted in a conviction against Olson, based largely upon a confession by co-defendant Dale Todd, which Todd had previously recanted during the Michaels trial, testifying under oath for the first time, that he was pressured by state and local law enforcement officers, using fabricated evidence, to provide a false confession against both Michaels and Olson in exchange for leniency in his own case. Although the Hammill death was originally investigated by the Wright County Sheriff’s Office in 1979 and early 1980, then Chief Deputy James Powers eventually concluded that it was more likely the result of an accidental hit and run. However, the case was reopened in 2003 after Hammill’s daughter began a search for her birth parents. During a discussion with a representative of the Wright County Sheriff’s Office, she was told that her father had been murdered. Following a renewed investigation involving the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, a grand jury returned murder indictments against Michaels, Todd and Olson in 2005. Michaels spent over one year in the Wright County jail prior to his acquittal on all charges in November 2006. A Wright County trial jury took less than twenty minutes to agree with attorney Fleming’s accusations during trial that the investigators had falsified evidence and that Michaels was innocent of any responsibility in Hammill’s death. Author Miller remains convinced, based upon this evidence, that co-defendant Terry Olson now stands wrongly convicted and imprisoned for a crime that never happened.


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When the history of the 20th century is finally written, one of its key features will be the wanton slaughter of more than 170 million people, not in war, but by their own government. The governments that led in this slaughter are the former USSR (65 million) and the Peoples Republic of China (35-40 million). The point to remember is that these governments were the idols of America’s leftists. Part of the reason for these and other tyrannical successes was because the people were first disarmed. -- Walter E. Williams

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5 tips for starting your own business (BPT) - There’s no doubt the pandemic has hit small businesses hard. Even in its early weeks, February to April 2020, the number of active businesses plummeted by 22%, according to a report from the National Bureau of Economic Research. And unfortunately, the consequences of the early shutdowns impacted minority-owned businesses even harder, with Black-owned businesses seeing a 41% drop, Latinx businesses 32%, Asian businesses 26% and women-owned businesses 25%.

process if you can to understand how their plans helped them and what to avoid.

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3. Fund your business Every business needs capital to get started. Your business plan’s financial section should provide a clear idea of the capital you need to launch. Most businesses rely on multiple financial sources, including:

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Dotting the Is and crossing the Ts is necessary for any business. Details include choosing your business location and registering your business, applying for all the required licenses and permits, including federal and state tax IDs - plus opening your business bank account. Also, consulting an accountant with experience helping small businesses can ensure you have your business and financial ducks in a row. Starting a small business is a daunting challenge, but it can also be a rewarding opportunity. Taking the time to fully explore and utilize all the resources at your disposal can help ensure that your new business will be a success.

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Government is about coercion. Limiting government is the single most important instrument for guaranteeing liberty. We’re working on a third generation which has little in the way of education about what our Constitution means and why it was written. Thus, we’ve fallen easy prey to charlatens, quacks, and hustlers. Walter E. Williams



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Currituck Chamber of Commerce Honors Thirteen Companies and Individuals with Awards for Business Of The Year And Community Involvement.


he Currituck Chamber of Commerce has named thirteen local business and individuals for the 2020 Currituck Chamber of Commerce Awards.

Normally, the nominee winners would have been honored at our Annual Dinner & Awards Ceremony presented and presented that evening. With the cancellation of the of our Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the award recipients were individually presented their award and announced this past week on our Social Media pages. Please visit our Facebook page to see each individual recipient or business award. The following Award winners are listed below: Small Business of the Year (10 or less employees): Beach House Flooring & Tile Co. Small Business of the Year (10 or more employees): Eagle Creek Golf Club and Grill Corporate Community Service Award: Rose & Womble Realty Most Attractive Business: Outer Banks West KOA Non-Profit of the Year: SAD-SAC Foundation, Inc. Regional Citizen of the Year: Donna Stewart Currituck Citizen of the Year: Wilson Snowden President’s Award: Albemarle Home Care & Hospice President’s Award: Jersey Mikes Subs President’s Award: Currituck Lawn Care, LLC President’s Award: Built to Last Outdoor Furniture Tourism Business of the Year: Morris Farm Market Tourism Individual of the Year: Edward Ponton On behalf of all of us at the Currituck Chamber of Chamber of Commerce, we would like to express our sincere gratitude to our sponsors of 2020 Partners in Business, COA Small Business Center and Currituck Tourism.

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Rear Admiral “Amazing Grace” Hopper


n 1992, Rear Admiral Grace Hopper passes away in her sleep. The feisty Navy officer has been called “Amazing Grace” because of her many accomplishments during decades of service.

You might be surprised to learn that you can credit Amazing Grace for much of the functionality in your computer. It was once thought that computers could only operate in mathematics and numbers, but Grace was convinced that computers could be programmed to respond to words, too. This early pioneer of computer programming foresaw a world where people could use computers, even if they were not professional programmers. Then she helped make it happen. But, then again, Hopper was one who was always expecting change, innovation, and improvement. She hated to hear someone say “but that’s how we’ve always done it.” “In the computer industry,” she explained, “with changes coming as fast as they do, you just can’t afford to have people saying that.” To make her point, she kept an unusual clock on her wall, proving things could be done differently. The clock ran counter-clockwise. Hopper had come a long way from her roots in New York City, where she was born in 1906. Even as a young girl, she was fascinated with gadgets and would take things apart just to see how they worked. Maybe unsurprisingly, that young girl would go on to earn a Master’s degree and a Ph.D. in mathematics, both from Yale University. She taught mathematics for more than a decade before being sworn into the United States Navy Reserve in the wake of Pearl Harbor. Soon afterwards, she was assigned to a team at the Bureau of Ships Computation Project at Harvard University. She was then a lieutenant, junior grade. Hopper’s achievements in the decades that followed were numerous. She was the third programmer to work on the world’s first large-scale computer, which was known as the Mark I. “That was an impressive beast,” Hopper later remarked. “She was fifty-one feet long, eight feet high, and five feet deep.” One funny moment during that time period led to a


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phrase that you have doubtless used. A moth got caught in the Mark II while Grace was working on it. Thus, she had to “debug” the computer. The remains of that moth can still be found at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C.

-Jay Elliot, William Simon, The Steve Jobs Way: iLeadership for a N ew Generation (2011)

But that was just the beginning of Hopper’s accomplishments. She helped create a compiled computer language known as COBOL. By 1952, she had an operational compiler, but “[n]obody believed that,” she joked. “I had a running compiler and nobody would touch it. They told me computers could only do arithmetic.”

-USS Hopper (DDG 70): Named for Rear Admiral “Amazing” Grace Hopper (U.S. Navy website)

-Philip Schieber, The Wit and Wisdom of Grace Hopper (Yale University; OCLC Newsletter; March/April, 1987)

Her resume seems endless, but perhaps the most amazing thing about Amazing Grace was her perseverance and determination. As a woman, she had to prove herself repeatedly. “If you do something once, people will call it an accident,” she once said. “If you do it twice, they call it a coincidence. But do it a third time and you’ve just proven a natural law!” With such an attitude, perhaps you won’t be surprised to hear that former Senior Vice President of Apple Computer Jay Elliot once described Hopper as “‘all Navy,’ but when you reach inside, you find a ‘Pirate’ dying to be released.”

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Hopper passed away nearly three decades ago, but she leaves a legacy in the young people that she taught. “The most important thing I’ve accomplished,” she said, “other than building the compiler, is training young people. They come to me and say, ‘Do you think we can do this?’ I say, ‘Try it.’ And I back ‘em up. They need that. I keep track of them as they get older and I stir ‘em up at intervals so they don’t forget to take chances.” In honor of Hopper’s memory, perhaps today is a good day to challenge yourself or take a chance on something new. Primary Sources: -Arlisha R. Norwood, Grace Hopper 1906-1992 (National Women’s History Museum) -Biography of Grace Murray Hopper (Yale University website)

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Walter Williams: Steadfast Scholar, Missionary of Freedom


uch has been written about the late, great economist Walter Williams. Two days after his passing on December 2, it is a challenge to add something new. Fellow economist Thomas Sowell penned a moving tribute to his long-time friend. In The Wall Street Journal, George Mason University colleague Donald Boudreaux lauded Walter’s research and teaching, as did Peter Jacobsen on this very site. Many such encomiums are in print and online, with surely many more to follow. We are awash with remembrances because legions of people knew Walter, loved him, and were inspired by him. That very fact is a monument to him, and undoubtedly a more imposing one than the humble scholar ever wished for himself. While others have surely noted it, one attribute of the many admirable ones which Walter Williams possessed deserves a further word. It is one that I personally hold in high esteem. It is all too rare in people and organizations. I know from conversations with Walter that he held FEE in the highest regard because we also possess this attribute. In a word, it is steadfastness. Walter appreciated this remark in Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre: “Laws and principles are not for the times when there is no temptation: they are for such moments as this, when body and soul rise in mutiny against their rigor ... If at my convenience I might break them, what would be their worth?” Pursuing truth for its own sake and mustering the courage to speak it without equivocation should be the loftiest of objectives in any profession. They fit the life and career of Walter Williams perfectly. He was a man of solid conviction, of unmovable passions for what he knew to be right. And he was always that way, for as far back as I have memory of him. He was the very epitome of what it means to be steadfast. Once Walter embraced freedom and free markets (before I was even born, I think), he devoted his life to illuminating those concepts. He loved to share them with others, students especially. Though he contributed much to the literature of these subjects himself, he never possessed an arrogance that would prompt him to ignore the contributions of others. On more occasions that I can count, he asked me (and others at FEE over the years) for copies of classics that he could pass out to audiences—espe-


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cially Leonard Read’s “I, Pencil” and Frederic Bastiat’s “The Law.” To him, fealty to the message—to what was true—was the most important thing. It didn’t matter who the messenger was. He was a missionary, not a monk. The truths about freedom and free markets were too important to him to keep to himself or within an academic journal. He preached, and he preached to all who would listen. The world is rife with sell-outs, opportunists, people and organizations who will tell you whatever you want to hear. There are all too many who will forsake their own beliefs for as little as an honorarium or a friendly headline. Not Walter. Everyone who knew him, no matter for how long, will tell you he was the same and he said the same as he was and said decades ago. In our cynical age, drenched in political correctness and timidity, is that as refreshing to you as it is to me? I hope so.

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No one ever spoke of a Walter Williams “mellowing” in his later years. Maybe mellowing is called for sometimes, especially if you stink. But if eternal principles animate you, to mellow is to weaken or, as Margaret Thatcher once put it, to go wobbly. In this regard, Walter Williams never mellowed. He never “leaked.” He was the same Walter in 2020 as the Walter of yesteryear. That is one of the reasons Walter loved FEE. He saw the same steadfastness in us. We are fond of including this endorsement from him in our annual reports: The most important job is to sell our fellow Americans on the moral superiority of personal liberty and its main ingredient: limited government envisioned by our nation’s Founders. The Foundation for Economic Education is the organization that leads the way in selling that idea and teaching our youngsters the fundamentals of economics and liberty. Like Walter, FEE is committed to precisely the same eternal values that motivated our institutional career from the start. We are proud to have had a long association with the fellow true believer that Walter was. Thank you, Walter Williams, for your steadfastness from start to finish. The certitude with which you blessed the world will always be a hallmark of your remarkable legacy.

In keeping Americans ill-educated, ill-informed and constitutionally ignorant, the education establishment has been the politician’s major and most faithful partner. It is in this sense that American education can be deemed a success. Walter E. Williams

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Who Will Act for You if You Can’t? Power of Attorney – Understanding the Basics


got a call yesterday that made me think writing about powers of attorney would be a good topic for this month. A power of attorney is one of the most important tools to have in your estate plan. First, let’s define a Durable General Power of Attorney. This is a legal document where you (the principal) give authority to another person or entity (the agent), whether family member, friend, or bank, to act on your behalf (to make financial decisions) should you become disabled, incapacitated, or need their help. Generally, this power of attorney deals with your financial affairs, such as bill paying and investment management, if an accident, illness, or diminished capacity leaves you unable (or unwilling) to handle your own affairs. By creating a power of attorney, you are not giving up anything – you are still in control. You can still act on your own behalf and you can “fire” the agent whenever you want for any reason. However, if you need help, the agent can step in and manage your financial affairs for you. The agent may have broad or very limited authority to deal with your (the principal’s) assets. The power of attorney is durable because the agent’s powers are not affected should the principal become incapacitated or incompetent in the future. A durable power of attorney is particularly important should the principal suffer from dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Remember, to effectively execute a durable power of attorney, the principal must be mentally competent. So, if your loved one has the early signs of dementia, don’t wait! If you do not have a durable power of attorney and become incapacitated, your relatives will have no choice but to go to court. Your family members will have to have you declared incompetent. This is called a guardianship proceeding. Compared to a power of attorney, incompetency hearings and guardianships are expensive, unpleas-

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ant, and most of the time do not have the results that you would have wanted if you had made the decisions ahead of time yourself. A health care power of attorney is a different document that gives the person you designate as your health care agent broad powers to make health care decisions for you, including the power to consent to your doctor not giving treatment or stopping treatment necessary to keep you alive. This power exists only for those health care decisions for which you are unable to give informed consent. Again, so long as you can make your own health care decisions, you continue to do so. I recommend that everyone, regardless of age or financial position, consider executing both a durable general power of attorney and health care power of attorney. Yes, even if all your financial assets are in joint names (you and your spouse or you and your child), these documents are important. Joint ownership is not a substitute for executing these powers of attorney. I often get calls from family members because they are unable to talk with their loved one’s insurance company, retirement benefits’ manager, or file their loved one’s tax returns, or to sell the jointly-owned automobile. Yes, those are real problems. Don’t wait until there is a crisis to plan or talk with someone about powers of attorney. As they say: “If you fail to plan, then you plan to fail.”

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Northeastern North Carolina Family History - and you thought your handwriting was bad...? By: Irene Hampton - nencfamilyhistory@gmail.com The North Carolina State Archives has recently sent out a press release asking for people to transcribe Colonial documents with challenging handwriting. A number of newspapers have reported on the project. A few years ago I asked a man in his 20’s if he could make out something written in the early 1900’s and after he looked confused I realised he couldn’t read cursive. His father who was nearby was surprised. Sadly reading cursive has become a lost art for many and older documents have abbreviations as well as English that we no longer use. If you need help the website offers transcription style guides, a handwriting guide and Colonial court records resources. There is also a two hour training webinar available as well as other resources.

Banks History Center, correspondence of Maud Hayes Stick as well as WWII press releases about North Carolina Marine Corps service members are current projects. If you would like to read more about these head to the website TranscribeNC | NC Archives (ncdcr.gov) (The FromThePage signup is free and quick.)

The following is from the TranscibeNC website:

“This goal is part of the National Archives Strategic Plan, 2018-2022, which was established as a way to Connect with Customers, encouraging the public to engage with their government and explore American history by contributing unique content to the National Archives Catalog. All of your contributions—including tags, transcriptions and comments—help improve search results for our records and make handwritten or difficult-to-read text accessible for a wider audience.”

About TranscribeNC TranscribeNC is an online crowdsourcing project that anyone can take part in! Become a virtual volunteer and help us improve access to North Carolina’s history by transcribing historic documents from our digital collections. We have many types of records that need transcription so you can pick something that sparks your interest. How does it work? Anyone can become a volunteer by signing up for an account on FromThePage, which is where our TranscribeNC projects are hosted. This software lets you transcribe documents and collaborate with other volunteers. You can review other people’s transcriptions or start working on one yourself! We have guidance to help you decipher handwritten documents and format your transcriptions. Once completed, volunteer-created transcripts are reviewed and added to the North Carolina Digital Collections. They help everyone access history by making documents easier to read and improving their searchability. It isn’t JUST Colonial records that are available for transcription at TranscribeNC. A collection from the Outer

Other institutions have transcription projects, including the National Archives which recently applauded their Citizen Archivists for contributing “more than ONE MILLION pages of records enhanced by transcription or tagging. They offer a number of projects from beginner to advanced and a seven minute video on “How to Tag and Transcribe Records.” From their website:

Register and Get Started | National Archives If you are looking for something to do in 2021 or know someone who is confined at home and could use a project to keep them engaged in something worthwhile please consider signing up to help. Best Wishes in 2021.

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Time for New Year’s Financial Resolutions


any of us probably felt that 2020 lasted a very long time. But now that 2021 is upon us, we can make a fresh start – and one way to do that is to make some New Year’s resolutions. Of course, you can make these resolutions for all parts of your life – physical, emotional, intellectual – but have you ever considered some financial resolutions? Here are a few such resolutions to consider: • Don’t overreact to events. When the coronavirus pandemic hit in mid-February, the financial markets took a big hit. Many people, convinced that we were in for a prolonged slump, decided to take a “time out” and headed to the investment sidelines. But it didn’t take long for the markets to rally, rewarding those patient investors who stayed the course. Nothing is a certainty in the investment world, but the events of 2020 followed a familiar historical pattern: major crisis followed by market drop followed by strong recovery. The lesson for investors? Don’t overreact to today’s news – because tomorrow may look quite different. • Be prepared. At the beginning of 2020, nobody was anticipating a worldwide pandemic and its terrible consequences, both to individuals’ health and to their economic well-being. None of us can foretell the future, either, but we can be prepared, and one way to do so is by building an emergency fund. Ideally, such a fund should be kept in liquid, low-risk vehicles and contain at least six months’ worth of living expenses. • Focus on moves you can control. In response to pandemic-related economic pressures, some employers cut their matching contributions to 401(k) plans in 2020. Will some future event cause another such reduction? No one knows – and even if it happens, there’s probably


These aren’t the only financial resolutions you can make – but following them may help you develop habits that could benefit you in 2021 and beyond. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. Edward Jones, Member SIPC



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nothing you can do about it. Instead of worrying about things you can’t control, focus on those you can. When it comes to your 401(k) or similar employer-sponsored retirement plan, put in as much as you can afford this year, and if your salary goes up, increase your contribution. • Recognize your ability to build savings. During the pandemic, the personal savings rate shot up, hitting a record of 33% in April, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economy Analysis. It fell over the next several months, but still remained about twice as high as the rate of the past few years. Of course, much of this surge in Americans’ proclivity to save money was due to our lack of options for spending it, as the coronavirus caused either complete or partial shutdowns in physical retail establishments, as well as dining and entertainment venues. But if you did manage to boost your own personal savings when your spending was constrained, is it possible to remain a good saver when restrictions are lifted? Probably. And the greater your savings, the greater your financial freedoms – including the freedom to invest and freedom from excessive debt. When we reach a post-pandemic world, see if you can continue saving more than you did in previous years – and use your savings wisely.

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Welcome to this new year of 2021.


want to thank Tradewinds for their hard work of the past year in serving the community. Thank you, readers, for coming seeking the information you are looking for. This past year there are two thoughts that often consumed my thinking. One, are these events to be remembered as a success or failure? Two. Are these events going to be considered as loss or legacy? The answer to this question will be very different according to who you may be talking to. As I have traveled through this year, I have noticed that fear is a far more prominent emotion than the foundation of faith. Faith in Jesus speaks success amid failure, and legacy in loss. Some may not understand that statement, but it does not mean that it is not true. Some of my failures in 2020 were my own mistakes, and some were out of my control but all of them taught me to depend more on my faith the result was living with less fear. While my loss has seemed hard, I do realize the joy of relationships that have filled my heart with hope and allows me to share an encouragement to others because of the legacy left. The Apostle Paul in the Bible talks about how he approaches life when his faith was being challenged. He encouraged the Christians in the town of Philippi to adopt the same approach when he said, “But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:13b-14 Sometimes we think that forgetting the past is trying not to remember it. As a believer in Jesus Christ, we do ask that Jesus heal the pain of the loss or mistake, and in the joy of being healed from that pain we carry a testimony of the healing that took place. Now when we remember and tell the story it has a new ending that shares the great love of Jesus through it. The Bible tells us that Jesus can renew our stories moment by moment, day by day. This is the joy of entering into a new year, it reminds us that

there are new beginnings. We here at New Life of Currituck pray that your 2021 will be a year of healing and wholeness in Jesus Christ. “Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy, to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.” Jude 24-25


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Habitat for Humanity

by Jane Elfring


lizabeth City Habitat for Humanity recently received a very generous $500 gift from Elizabeth City District of Women’s Home and Overseas Missionary Society to purchase lunches from Chick-fil-A. The organization donated gift cards to Chick-Fil-A. They will be used to purcahse lunches for volunteers working on the organization’s new house being built at 913 5th St. Brenda Overton, president of the society, presented the cards to Norma James, Treasurer of Elizabeth City Habitat for Humanity. As we enter a new year, we are examining new Habitat for Humanity International construction standards and looking for ways that we can implement them locally. These new standards include adding accessibility features like wider hallways and handicapped accessible bathrooms with grab bars, energy efficiency, and durability of materials used in construction. These changes are part of Habitat’s commitment to building decent affordable housing for low-income residents that will enable them to remain in the house regardless of health issues that may arise. The cost to add these items is negligible if done during the design and construction phase rather than retrofitting later on. We will also be phasing in Energy Star and Indoor airPlus certification requirements. These ratings assure that our houses are extremely energy efficient and have proper indoor ventilation systems. In order to meet these requirements, we need HVAC companies to have employees who are trained in Energy Star systems and individuals who are certified to perform these ratings. At the present time, there are no people in Northeast North Carolina with these certifications and we are working with various organizations to make the training available for those interested in earning these certifications.

Shown in the picture is (left) Brenda Overton, President of the Elizabeth City District Women’s Home and Overseas Missionary Society, and Norma James, Treasurer of Elizabeth City Habitat for Humanity.

As we work to implement these new requirements, we need builders and contractors to give us input. If you are interested in helping us prepare for these changes, please contact Jane Elfring, 252-384-0115.

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2020 has been a successful year for Antifa and the progressive movement of cancel culture. Just this year alone they have removed over 70 historic monuments. Some through legal avenues but many by unlawful acts of vandalism. Only 30 on this list were Confederate monuments. Out of the other 40, there were historic figures such as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Francis Scott Key, Ulysses Grant, Teddy Roosevelt and even the civil rights leader of his time, Frederick Douglass was not off limits to these unruly mobs. In Richmond Va. they destroyed a monument to Police officers that have died in the line of duty. It gets even worse. In Tennessee, a statue of the Virgin Mary was torn down and decapitated. In Florida, a statue of Jesus was also decapitated and knocked off its pedestal. Is nothing sacred to these people ? Why all the hate ? Earlier this year, the Pasquotank County Commissioners caved to the demands of these left-wing extremist and voted to remove our local Confederate Monument that was dedicated in 1911 to honor all the men from our county that sacrificed their lives in the great debacle that was the War Between the States. Why they fought and the issues of 19th century politics can spur a lifetime of fascinating study, but the monument itself is not to glorify the Confederacy nor its cause, it is simply a memorial to the many lost souls that would never return home from the battlefields.

Since 1896, the Sons of Confederate Veterans have worked to preserve the memory of our ancestors. To tell their stories, of the vastly different world they were born into. The SCV also works to preserve tangible historic artifacts of that time. Including Cemeteries and memorials such as this one. We are asking for your help. Since the commissioners vote earlier this year, we have launched a legal battle to save this monument. This battle came at a price of 24,000 dollars. The community has spoken loudly in favor of keeping our monument, with over 14,000 dollars in donations that have poured in to support the cause. We are over halfway there and fighting strong and making progress, but we need to keep the momentum up. If you would like to ensure this monument stays here to honor your ancestors and tell their story to your grandchildren, then please send a donation of any amount, payable to the Sons of Confederate Veterans and mail to P.O. Box 32, Camden NC 27921 More importantly, even if you can not send a donation, you can make a phone call or write a letter to your County Commissioner and voice your concern. Remember, they will work for you. Let them hear you.

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Dormie Club: Part of an Exclusive Golf Community


nce again the design team of Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw have created a stunning American golf course, this time in the Sandhills area near Pinehurst, North Carolina. The Dormie Club sits on 310 acres with only 68 acres of managed grass. The balance is made up of wire grasses, pine trees, Sandhills native vegetation, and “natural sands.” The course is as natural looking as any Sandhills course as it winds through mature pine and hardwood forests and around a couple of lakes. There are no manicured edges or defined rough and you’ll also encounter something fairly unique in the area - 110 feet of elevation change. Most fairways are flanked by sandy soil, pine straw, native grasses, and fescues. I’ve read that Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore spent several hours walking the grounds of what would become the Dormie Club, which is the site of a former quail hunting retreat. Once they were sure that they could build the classic, minimalist-style layout they were known for, plans were set in motion and that day, 14 potential holes were identified. Dormie Club follows the Donald Ross design principle of wide fairways, which rewards tee shots hit to a specific area of the fairway while giving errant shots a chance at recovery albeit with a bit of added difficulty. Many holes at the Dormie Club also have large chipping areas that require golfers to think through and execute their chip shots.

The Dormie Club has received national recognition including #3 Best New Course in 2010 by Golfweek Magazine, #12 The Best Golf Courses in North Carolina in 2019-2020 by Golf Digest as well as multiple appearances in Golf Digest’s list of America’s Top 100 Public Courses between 2013 and 2018. There are no paved cart paths or any paved surfaces for that matter on the course and like many great courses, signage is kept to a minimum. What few signs they have are designed to keep you moving in the right direction. Holes are marked with 4x4 posts with the hole number at the top. Moving from Number 6 to Number 7 can be a little tricky with 14 in the middle. To get to the 7th tee you have to go by the 14th tee and thankfully, there is a sign on the 14th tee that says “This Ain’t 7!” From the back tees, Dormie Club plays 6,883 yards with a course rating of 73.7 and a slope of 138. Four sets of tees plus a blended set on the scorecard produce yardages of 5,180 for the ladies to the championship distance. I found the blended tees (6,264/71.5/127) to be a good test and still let me leave with some dignity intact. As you make your way around the layout you’ll encounter three natural lakes and course aesthetics reminiscent of Scotland. Dormie Club features Bermuda fairways and tees with bent grass greens. Bunkers have been strategically placed to encourage creativity off the tee, on layups, and approaches. The greens have a lot of undulation in them. For example, the 3rd hole has no less than four


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separate mounds in it so you better hope you catch the pinsetter on a good day. Keeping it in the fairway at the Dormie Club is everything, however, the first three holes are short enough that if your driver isn’t working right out of the gate, you can still escape if you can make a good second shot. The elevation change can be seen on the 3rd and 4th hole, a sweeping dogleg left that plays downhill. The 4th green is very large and a front to back pin placement can easily a 3-club difference. The back nine has a couple of risk/reward par 4s: Number 14 plays 283 yards and a good drive down the left side can easily run-up to the green. Number 15 plays slightly less at 263 yards however it takes a well-struck and well-placed tee shot to not only get to the green but to keep the ball in play. Dormie Club has several memorable holes, but here are a couple that will stick with me for a while. Number 8 is a 459-yard par 4 that has the distinction of being the course’s Number 1 handicap, although I think that’s debatable. It’s a dogleg left that plays slightly uphill off the tee and then downhill. Playing your tee shot out to the right and catching the downhill will go a long way in leaving a manageable approach shot. Anything long and left will probably find the large waste bunker at the bottom of the hill. The green is narrow and at least 50 yards (not feet) long.

The cottages are located just a short ride from the clubhouse and will have three lodging options. Ten 4-bedroom standard cottages with private bathrooms, a vaulted great room with a snack area and 55” TV seating area, four Executive cottages with four bedrooms with private bathrooms and steam shower, and a kitchenette with seating area and a separate TV area with gas fireplace. A two-story owner’s cottage will also be available for members. The Dormie Club is part of the Dormie network a collection of six fine, private clubs in Nebraska, Texas, Virginia, Indiana, North Carolina, and New Jersey. Becoming a member of one club makes you a member of all six. Each club offers a pure golf experience with 15-minute tee times, chef-prepared cuisine, specialty cocktails, sommelier-chosen wine, and deluxe en-suite cottages. With golf courses designed by the likes of Tom Fazio and Coore & Crenshaw, you’ll have full access to each club all under a single dues structure. The Dormie Network is the perfect second membership, especially for golfers who like to travel and demand the best that a country club has to offer. For more information on becoming a member of The Dormie Network, visit their website at www.dormienetwork.com.

For my money, Number 10 is the toughest hole on the course, although the scorecard doesn’t even have it as the toughest on the back nine. It plays 605 yards from the White tees (over 650 from the back tees). The tee shot plays slightly uphill to a downhill slope. A good drive will leave about 140-yard carry over wetlands. Find one of the two fairway pot bunkers on your second shot and par just became a pipe dream. From there on in, sand traps dot the right side of the fairway and another guards the right side of the green. Two good shots will still leave a long to mid-iron into a very large green. Number 17 is yet another hole that could be considered as the course’s toughest. It’s a 448-yard par 5 that plays slightly downhill off the tee and then severely uphill the rest of the way. Your second shot requires a choice to layup in front of the waste area and leave an uphill pitch shot of about 100 yards or try and clear the waste area and leave a much easier approach. Next time I play Dormie Club, I’ll choose option 2! Big things are happening at The Dormie Club and in June 2021, things are going to explode. That’s when their all-new 16,000-square-foot clubhouse is scheduled to open along with another 15 Stay and Play cottages. The clubhouse will consist of several seating areas including a spacious dining room anchored by a large two-sided fireplace and vaulted ceilings. Plans also include a standalone pro shop.

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Pocosin Arts Brings the Studio Experience to You for the Holidays


his year, Pocosin Arts School of Fine Craft has been more creative than ever. Pocosin’s regular in-person craft-based classes are now available for at-home learning. These classes that typically occur in their professional metals, ceramics, and wood studios have been on pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic since March. Since then, Pocosin has learned a few surprising facts about at-home learning. “We have found that some people prefer to learn at home,“ states Michelle Clower, Pocosin’s Programs Director. “We have heard from many students that video instruction offers an up-close view of demonstrations and that virtual classes are very convenient. Students can turn on their computer, and everyone has a front-row seat. Class recordings allow students to replay anything they would like to see again as many times as they like.”

With the coming Holiday season, Pocosin makes gift giving easy. January Youth and Adult classes make exciting gifts to be enjoyed through weekly classes. Classes purchased as gifts include a certificate to place under the tree or in a stocking. January classes offered for adults include Found Object Brooches for the jewelry enthusiast, which provides instruction in exploring basic metalworking techniques while incorporating found treasures. For pottery fans, Carolina Face Jugs will be the theme for learning basic ceramic hand-building skills. Youth classes include; Around the World with Art for ages 6-9 and Critters, Containers & Clay for ages 10-18. To read full class descriptions and for more information, please visit www.pocosinarts.org/community-classes or call 252.796.2787.

Adult classes are interactive and include weekly Zoom sessions with materials kits shipped or picked up from Pocosin Arts. Youth programs now include recorded video instruction and materials kits. Classes require no previous experience, are flexible, and can be completed at the student’s desired pace.


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laucoma is a disease that damages your eye’s optic nerve. It usually happens when fluid builds up in the front part of your eye. That extra fluid increases the pressure in your eye, damaging the optic nerve. Did you know that glaucoma is a leading cause of irreversible blindness in the United States? Glaucoma has no noticeable symptoms in its early stages, and vision loss progresses at such a gradual rate that people affected by the condition are often unaware of it until their sight has already been compromised. During Glaucoma Awareness Month in January, the American Academy of Ophthalmology advises the public that the best defense against developing glaucoma-related blindness is by having routine, comprehensive eye exams. Primary open-angle glaucoma This is the most common type of glaucoma. It happens gradually; where the eye does not drain fluid as well as it should (like a clogged drain). As a result, eye pressure builds and starts to damage the optic nerve. This type of glaucoma is painless and causes no vision changes at first. Some people can have optic nerves that are sensitive to normal eye pressure. This means their risk of getting glaucoma is higher than normal. Regular eye exams are important to find early signs of damage to their optic nerve.

Angle-closure glaucoma (also called “closed-angle glaucoma” or “narrow-angle glaucoma”) This type happens when someone’s iris is very close to the drainage angle in their eye. The iris can end up blocking the drainage angle. You can think of it like a piece of paper sliding over a sink drain. When the drainage angle gets completely blocked, eye pressure rises very quickly. This is called an acute attack. It is a

true eye emergency, and you should call your ophthalmologist right away or you might go blind. Here are the signs of an acute angle-closure glaucoma attack: • Your vision is suddenly blurry • You have severe eye pain • You have a headache • You feel sick to your stomach (nausea) • You throw up (vomit) • You see rainbow-colored rings or halos around lights Many people with angle-closure glaucoma develop it slowly. This is called chronic angle-closure glaucoma. There are no symptoms at first, so they don’t know they have it until the damage is severe or they have an attack. Angle-closure glaucoma can cause blindness if not treated right away. Some people have a higher than normal risk of getting glaucoma. This includes people who: • are over age 40 • have family members with glaucoma • are of African, Hispanic, or Asian heritage • have high eye pressure • are farsighted or nearsighted • have had an eye injury • use long-term steroid medications • have corneas that are thin in the center • have thinning of the optic nerve • have diabetes, migraines, high blood pressure, poor blood circulation or other health problems affecting the whole body Talk with your eye care professional about your risk for getting glaucoma. People with more than one of these risk factors have an even higher risk of glaucoma.

How to Protect Your Data in a Connected World

(NewsUSA) - The phrase ‘six degrees of separation,’ suggests that only a minuscule measurement is what divides one person from another. Today, the Internet of Things (IoT) has decreased those degrees dramatically, connecting us not only to each other, but to everything from our fitness trackers to our coffee makers.

Consider this: according to a recent report by the Federal Trade Commission, the number of Internet-connected devices tops 25 billion worldwide. And that number is expected to double in the next five years, according to experts cited in the report. In a world where everyone and everything is connected, digital security is a must-have, just as important as the lock on your front door or the keys to your house. “Technology is revolutionizing the way consumers use cars, homes, work spaces and everyday items,” Rep. Darrell Issa, R- Calif., told USA Today in a recent inter-


view. “These devices raise both opportunities and questions about regulatory policy, spectrum space, privacy and more.” Underscoring Issa’s concerns are high-profile hacks, including one that took remote control of a Jeep on a busy highway. Experts warn who consumers need to understand that, although convenient, the IoT is an interconnected system, and security is needed to prevent a weakness in one device (like a SmartWatch) from becoming an open door to attack in another device (such as a connected car). The good news is that sensitive industries such as banking, government, and healthcare have worked with companies like Gemalto, a global leader in digital security, to solve difficult security challenges. While most may not recognize the name “Gemalto,” experts say that almost everyone uses at least one or two of the company’s solutions, which are

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Charles Mingus, Jr.

(April 22, 1922-January 5, 1979)


harles Mingus was an American jazz double bassist, pianist, composer, and bandleader. A major proponent of collective improvisation, he is considered to be one of the greatest jazz musicians and composers in history. He was born in Nogales, Arizona and his father, Charles Mingus, Sr. was an army sergeant. Mingus was largely reared in the Watts area of Los Angeles. His maternal grandfather was a Chinese British subject from Hong Kong, and his maternal grandmother was an African American from the southern United States. Charles Mingus, Sr. claims to have been reared by his mother and her husband as a White person until he was fourteen, when his mother revealed to her family that the child’s true father was a Black slave, after which he had to run away from his family and live on his own. His mother allowed only church-music in their home, but Mingus developed an early love for other music, especially Duke Ellington. He studied trombone, and later cello, although he was unable to follow the cello professionally because, at the time, it was nearly impossible for a Black musician to make a career of classical music, and the cello was not yet accepted as a jazz instrument. Mingus states that he did not actually start learning bass until Buddy Collette accepted him into his swing band under the stipulation that he be the band’s bass player. Mingus gained a reputation as a bass prodigy. His first major professional job was playing with former Ellington clarinetist Barney Bigard. He toured with Louis Armstrong in 1943 and by early 1945 he was

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recording in Los Angeles. Mingus then played with Lionel Hampton’s band in the late 1940s; Hampton performed and recorded several of Mingus’s pieces. A popular trio of Mingus, Red Norvo and Tai Farlow in 1950 and 1951 received considerable acclaim, but Mingus’s race caused problems with club owners and he left the group. Mingus was briefly a member of Ellington’s band in 1953 but Mingus had a notorious temper which led to his being one of the few musicians personally fired by Ellington after a back-stage fight. In addition to bouts of ill temper, Mingus was prone to clinical depression and tended to have brief periods of extreme creative activity intermixed with fairly long stretches of greatly decreased output.

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Epitaph is considered one of Charles Mingus’ masterpieces. The composition is 4,235 measures long, requires two hours to perform, and is one of the longest jazz pieces ever written. Epitaph was only completely discovered, by musicologist Andrew Homzy, during the cataloging process after Mingus’ death. Gunther Schuller’s edition of Mingus’s “Epitaph” which premiered at the Lincoln Center in 1989 was subsequently released on Columbia/Sony Records. By the mid-1970s, Mingus was suffering from ALS. His once formidable bass technique declined until he could no longer play the instrument. He continued composing, however, and supervised a number of recordings before his death. Mingus died, at age 56, in Cuernavaca, Mexico, where he had traveled for treatment and convalescence. His ashes were scattered in the Ganges River.

Robert is retired from the Air Force and currently is a freelance writer and Short Wave Radio enthusiast. He also loves to channel and play Sudoku.

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