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By: C. S. Forester oratio Hornblower is a fictional Napoleonic Wars-era Royal Navy officer who is the protagonist of a series of novels and H stories by C. S. Forester. He was later the subject of films, radio and television programmes, and C. Northcote Parkinson elaborated a definitive biography.

The original Hornblower tales began with the 1937 novel The Happy Return (U.S. title Beat to Quarters) with the appearance of a junior Royal Navy captain on independent duty on a secret mission to Central America. Later stories filled out his earlier years, starting with an unpromising beginning as a seasick midshipman. As the Napoleonic Wars progress, he gains promotion steadily as a result of his skill and daring, despite his initial poverty and lack of influential friends. After surviving many adventures in a wide variety of locales, he rises to the pinnacle of his profession, promoted to Admiral of the Fleet. There are many parallels between Hornblower and real naval officers of the period, notably Admiral Lord Nelson and also Sir George Cockburn, Lord Cochrane, Sir Edward Pellew, Jeremiah Coghlan, Sir James Gordon, Sir William Hoste, and many others. The actions of the Royal Navy at the time, documented in official reports, gave much material for Hornblower’s fictional adventures. The name “Horatio” was inspired by the character in William Shakespeare’s Hamlet and chosen also because of its association with contemporary figures such as Nelson. His surname in turn comes from Arthur Hornblow, a Hollywood producer, coworker and a friend of Forester’s.

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COA College and Career Readiness Graduation ELIZABETH CITY- The College of The Albemarle (COA) held their College and Career Readiness Graduation, on Thursday June 24, 2021 at the COA Performing Arts Center. There were twenty-one graduates in the program and ten came out to participated in the graduation. The Honorable J.C. Cole delivered the commencement address at the ceremony and left a lasting impression on the many guest and graduates who attended. Students in the program were from an array of counties including Dare, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Gates, Chowan, Currituck, and Washington Counties. This year the program was opened up to students from River City Community Development Corporation and this allowed for some graduates that reside outside our seven-county service area to participate.

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EC Chamber News hank you to all who supported our 110th Annual Dinner on June 17! We had a full house at The T Carolina Center, where we enjoyed a delicious meal

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Our friends at 2 Souls Wine Bar, Southern Bank, Ghost Harbor Brewing Company, and Albemarle Regional Health Services shared their uplifting stories of determination, creativity, and perseverance in navigating the perils of COVID-19. Sean O’Brien and Don Prentiss were recognized for their service to the Chamber Board of Directors The evening was capped off by honoring Albemarle Regional Health Services with the Chairman’s Award for their service and dedication to the citizens of northeastern North Carolina during the COVID-19 pandemic.

of the rededication for College of The Albemarle’s Fenwick-Hollowell Wetlands Trail. It’s been wonderful to see you all again, and we can’t wait to keep it going in July! McDonald’s and Albemarle Electric Membership Corporation will host a ribbon cutting for their new electric vehicle charger at McDonald’s Tanglewood location on July 9. Eye Candy Digital Video will host a Business After Hours on July 12 at 2 Souls Wine Bar, and be on the lookout for an announcement regarding a new event, Chamber Cheers, on July 26.

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Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson Lt. Governor Mark Robinson on the NCAA’s Decision to Eliminate NC State from the College World Series he NCAA has decided to eliminate NC State Baseball from the College World Series due to COVID-19 ProtoT cols. I can’t even begin to imagine what the players of this fantastic ball club are feeling.

The NCAA preaches that they are an organization that cares and works for student-athletes, yet the way they act is the complete opposite. From challenging state rights by withholding Championships and tournaments from states that fight to protect women’s sports; to defending the “woke” culture over the athletics they are supposed to support. Now the NCAA has chosen to assert its unchecked power in the early hours of the morning and end the athletic careers for many of these young men. This was a ball club on an incredible run, one of the best runs seen in college baseball in a long time. I’m not only disappointed in the NCAA I am also worried about the precedence they are setting. If you don’t play by their rules, you won’t play at all.


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In All Things, Be Chaste by: Coy Domecq he word chaste, among other definitions, refers to something that is plain, unadorned, or austere. In this regard, the Chaste Tree, actually usually considered a woody shrub, is not any of these things. The Chaste Trees (Vitex sp.) planted in this area are currently bursting with fragrant spiky lilac-purple-lavender blooms that draw the all-important pollinators with irresistible attraction. When in bloom, the plant is very literally abuzz with bees and adorned with butterflies. Upon inspection, our insect friends at work are intently focused harvesting the nectars and pollens the flowers offer. These trees are so visually astounding that the botanical bon vivant Thomas Jefferson planted nine rows of Vitex agnus-castus at Monticello in 1807.


In addition to being a grand landscape specimen, Vitex has been used for great medicinal benefit by both Europeans and Asians. As far back as 2,000 years ago, Vitex was recorded as a health remedy. The Europeans favored Vitex agnus-castus and Asian/Indian populations primarily utilized Vitex negundo. Both of these plants are within the Verbena family. It is reported that V. negundo has a higher potency than its European cousin. The negundo species is planted as herbal remedy sources in Southern India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. It has a strong history of use as a hormone balancer to moderate menstrual discomfort and associated symptoms as water retention, cramps, and depression. It even served to temper the symptoms of menopause. Referencing temperance, the Vitex extract was also used to quell sexual libido in men. Notably, the concoction was supplied to monks, hence the name Chaste Tee. A preparation from the seeds is used as a contraceptive in some societies. Other uses include treatment as a vermifuge, cold remedy, headaches, dizziness, and watery eyes to name but a few of the conditions treated by this miracle plant. Modern investigation reveals use as an adjunctive treatment for breast cancer. Further medical research focuses on determining the efficacy of such treatment. Preparations of Vitex are commonly marketed as dietary supplements with various claims to support hormonal balance and similar benefits. Consumer and medical due diligence is always recommended.

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s I am writing this article in early June, we are in the middle of one of the largest classes of Yellowfin Tuna bites that has been seen out of Oregon Inlet. We are catching Yellowfin Tunas that are surpassing the NC Citation Saltwater FIshing weight of 70 pounds easily. I am the First Mate on the Seaducer out of Oregon Inlet and we have been consistently landing Yellowfins between the weights of 75 to over 100 pounds. These same catches are being consistently landed across the fleet and many boats are reporting these high weights of fish. The only problems we are facing are sharks eating them while they are being reeled in and the fish are so big they are snapping leaders. We have had to bump up our tackle to adjust because the Yellowfins are higher than the normal weight class. We even had one Yellowfin Tuna that had part of his tail end eaten off by a shark and he still weighed 87 pounds!

One older Captain out of Oregon Inlet FIshing Center even told me to enjoy this class of fish because he had only seen a season like this during his entire fishing career and he has been fishing for a long time. We have also been having consistent catches of Big Eye Tunas that have been ranging from 100 pounds to over 200 pounds. It sure makes for a nice day for us as a crew and the charter party when the box is full and they are happy and want to go in early. It doesn’t happen often but when it does, it is nice. Many of our clients have experienced these great Yellowfin bites and they will also have great memories of this epic class of Yellowfins. So if you want to get in on the action of this possible once in a lifetime opportunity of this epic Yellowfin Tuna bite, call the Oregon Inlet Fishing Center at 1-800-272-5199 and book a charter with us on the Seaducer. If we are booked, anyone in our Oregon Inlet FIshing Center Fleet can also help you get in on this bite. Stop by the boat and say Hi!

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Dear AA: See Vol. 42, #12 of Bottom Line Personal. Their report on the impact of moving traffic violation on insurance cost will end your dispute. Reckless Driving can increase insurance premiums 70.4% and Racing will increase your costs 73.7%. Many other moving violations are included and should get your daughter’s attention. Even driving too slowly increases insurance by 20.7%. Dear Dr. Crime: We are seeing a bunch of lies from every side of the race dispute. I agree the black and white races have been at odds for years, but blowing it out of proportion makes it worse. For example, the 1921 race dispute in Tulsa, Okla has been described as a massacre like the Nazi bums did, and I do not agree. I certainly do not take information from the TV news as reliable. Where can we get accurate information on the Tulsa fuss? Older Fellow

Dear Sir: There are a multitude of descriptions of that event. In fact, archaeologists are investigating it now, so we will have more information in the near future. We know a lot now. At the time of the event, the KKK was involved in local politics, a Jim Crow law was passed at the state level, and lynching was common. A report by the Red Cross in 1921 reported 35 square blocks, involving thousands of homes and business were gone, 800 people were wounded and 300 were dead. For a detailed report see ScienceNews, June 19, 2021. Dear Dr. Crime: I know you have talked a lot about pot, but with the changes in the laws about Marijuana, our group needs your input. Pothead. Dear Madam: The General Assembly in Virginia approved legislation that makes marijuana legal on July 1. Thus, Virginia becomes the 16th state to legalize the drug and the first in the South to take the step. North Carolina is considering action on Pot. As this issue changes so quickly, I refer you to your state politicians for current news. Pot gives a stimulating, mind-altering impact from THC. Also it can have a sedative impact from CBD. It has been around for at least 6,000 years as a human cultivated crop. For details see 20 Things You Didn’t Know About Marijuana by the senior editor of Discover magazine. Medical use of these drugs is valuable but the risk of other use must be avoided. Senior Editor Gemma Tarlach and I agree, don’t use it !!!! Dear Dr. Crime: I hear North Carolina is forcing citizens to wear masks to avoid COVID-19. I don’t want to be a law violator but I will be (deleted) if I will let the government tell me what to wear. Miss Freedom Lover Dear Lover: Discover magazine (7/8, 2021) has a comprehensive review of the evidence on that issue, of concern to everyone. They point out the pandemic has killed thousands of humans a day, and point out a new rogue pathogen is likely coming. They conclude that “Masks Work. Really”. My review of the information is consistent with their findings. Use your masks and live.

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Troy Brickhouse Notches 50th Career Victory at Dixieland Speedway Elizabeth City, NC – Veteran competitor Troy Brickhouse earned a milestone win in his Chevrolet in front of a packed house on Friday evening. The day was extra special for the Club 21 driver and team as car owner Shelton Goodwin celebrated a birthday in addition to Brickhouses’ son and daughter. Together they cherished the moment in victory lane following the event. Brickhouse led the entire 20-lap Rapid Ron’s Racing Sportsman contest from the pole position, posting his second consecutive win of the season and 50th of his career. He becomes the first driver in the division to win multiple races in 2021. Mark Overman claimed the second finishing position with Jay Perry earning his third straight third-place podium effort. Mark Gonzales, former track champion and winner earlier this year, had a disappointing night after his car malfunctioned, forcing him to retire on lap five. He ultimately finished the match in 10th-place. With the win, Brickhouse now breaks the points tie with Gonzales and leads the standings by four over Overman. Perry moves to third and Gonzales drops to fourth, 18 markers out of the lead heading into the next race. Hunter Bailey became the fourth different winner in the Allstar Late Models after he crossed the finish line ahead of his fellow competitors on the 30th and final lap Friday evening. Bailey made his third start this season and before this past weekend, his best finish in 2021 was second at the first race in mid-May. He last won on the 3/8-mile oval last year. Bailey started the event on the outside pole and stayed within striking distance of first-place starter John Staton. Staton, from Chesapeake, controlled the opening 12-laps and was on his way to back-to-back wins until his car began overheating, forcing him to the attention of his crew three laps before the races’ halfway mark. Staton ultimately earned the 13th-place finish. Bailey assumed

the top spot when Staton slowed and never looked back to claim the win. Billy Hubbard, of Cobbs Creek, Virginia, earned the second spot, tying his season-best finish and Ryan Steeley grabbed his best season finish to date of third. With his runner-up effort, Hubbard assumes the championship standings lead by two over Larry Jackson, who falls to second-place after finishing the race in fifth. Staton drops to third in the season-long war, 20-points out of the lead. Camden’s Dennis Barnes took his second checkered flag of the season Friday evening in the Little Caesars Super Streets. Barnes started the event on the outside pole and was not to be denied the win in his final fulltime season as a driver. Barnes held off Jason Jordan, of Chesapeake, who collected his best career finish of second-place. Eric Kellar rebounded after wrecking out in the last race, to claim the third-place finish. Front runners Kevin Bray and Chris Lincoln both pounded the outside retaining wall, in turn four on separate occasions, ending their night early. Trevor Battoia, of Elizabeth City, secured his third victory of the season and broke the points lead tie with Chris Freeman following the 15-lap Biggs Cadillac Buick GMC Stock Fours contest. Past champion Dustin Cisco made his first start of the season and came home in the runner-up position. Chris Freeman finished in third.

Justen Whitmore won the kids in Go-Karts race. Racing resumes Friday, July 9th with four divisions competing on J2 Race Engines night, including the Two-Barrell Late Model Championship Race, paying $4,000 to win. Additionally, the Rapid Ron’s Racing Sportsman, Little Caesars Super Streets and Biggs Cadillac Buick GMC Stock Fours will take to the raceway. Gates open at 5:00 p.m. and racing begins at 8:00 p.m. For more information, dial 252-771-5151. About Dixieland Speedway: Dixieland Speedway is northeastern North Carolina’s premier action track. The 3/8-mile dirt oval has hosted exciting Friday night racing since 1983. Long straightaways and tight turns lead to intense on-track action. The clay track is 55 feet wide and turns one and two are banked at 12 degrees, while turns three and four are eight degrees. Race fans from all over the region have come out to witness spectacular side-by-side racing through the years. Don’t miss your chance to see why they call Dixieland, the track that started it all. To learn more, visit or follow Dixieland Speedway on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Dixieland Speedway is located at 1520 Northside Road in Elizabeth City.

Battoia leads Freeman by four points in the standings going into their next race. Virginia Beach native Rickie Waters collected win number two of 2021 after being the first driver back to the finish line at the R&D Super Fours conclusion on lap 15. Waters held off defending race winner Kyle Barnes who finished second and Ron Winterburn earned third. Waters continues to lead the point standings.



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The Future Of mRNA Vaccines: The Key To A Healthier Tomorrow

COVID 19 vaccines have contributed greatly to the containment of the virus. mRNA technology has proved to be a real breakthrough in the treatment of COVID-19 and has shown effective results in the US and many other countries around the world. Scientists have been believing in this technique for decades and now their efforts have bored fruits that are beneficial for the entire mankind. mRNA vaccines have provided a positive alternative solution to regular vaccines as these have increased potency and are economical. What are mRNA vaccines? The history of the mRNA vaccine dates back to the year 1990 and was initially tested as gene therapy. The mRNA commands the body to produce spike proteins that resemble the structure of the virus and thus triggering the immune system to produce specific antibodies. mRNA vaccines are some of the major COVID-19 vaccines that have been permitted to be used in the U.S. The conventional vaccines incorporate a weak or dormant germ into our body as opposed to mRNA vaccines that guide our body to produce specific proteins which in turn instigates the immune system to produce antibodies. Advantages Of mRNA vaccines Scientists and researchers believe that there are several amazing benefits that can be achieved by using mRNA vaccines. Let us discuss some of them below: 1) Easy Replication It was observed by researchers that it is extremely easy to replicate these vaccines rapidly. This is advantageous in comparison to other live-attenuated or inactivated vaccines that requires time to get activated after being injected into the body. It is not the case with mRNA vaccines that can produce multiple copies in a short span of time. 2) Great Efficacy It has been proved by rigorous research and authentic results that mRNA vaccines provide with reliable and effective immune responses that do not pose any threat to patients. 3) Safe and Secure mRNA vaccines are not infectious as they are not produced from pathogens or inactivated viruses and the pathogen RNA is not subjected to any host cell. The mRNA vaccine mimics the replication of spike proteins which resembles the structure of the infectious virus and thus instigates the immune system to produce antibodies. How does the mRNA vaccine work? Let us take a look and see how this vaccine works effectively to prevent individuals from infectious diseases. 1) The vaccine is injected in the upper arm of the body and this RNA on being injected targets and reaches the immune cells. The immune cells in the body then get a signal from RNA to replicate spike proteins and once these proteins are produced the cell stops sending the signal for more production and then these proteins are released from the cell.

2) The next step in this process is that the cell introduces the newly produced protein onto the surface of the cell. By doing so it helps the immune system to scan the protein and when the immune system recognizes that the protein is some foreign object then it initiates the immune response and starts producing antibodies. 3) In the final stage the immune system becomes aware of such type of viruses and guards our body against other viruses and infections. It is necessary for people to get vaccinated in order to protect themselves from the COVID-19 virus.



What are the future promises of mRNA vaccines? Researchers after achieving massive success of mRNA vaccines against COVID -19 are now focusing on making these vaccines for other infectious diseases like Hepatitis, Malaria, Tuberculosis, HIV and influenza. Scientists are also continuing their investigative research in the field of cancer and testing the effectiveness of mRNA vaccines. These vaccines are effective in the treatment of any kind of pathogens, you just have to put the disease-specific code to mimic a specific immune response. Owing to the escalation of modernization and high-end technology scientists believe that the future of mRNA vaccine is very bright and is immensely beneficial for mankind. If the progress reports are to be believed the vaccines for other infectious diseases can be put into production in three to four months as the side effects associated with these vaccines have been insignificant and mild. Many researchers are extremely grateful and humbled by the high efficacy shown by the mRNA vaccines in the treatment of COVID-19. Factors determining the future of mRNA vaccines 1) Faster production by leaps and bounds mRNA vaccines require the production of RNA which is a very intricate process made by the amalgamation of extremely decontaminated ingredients and the foremost step is the production of DNA plasmids that forms the basis of RNA manufacture. After the production of DNA plasmids, the replication process of the mRNA fastens and the vaccine production increases tremendously. One of the major differences between the conventional and mRNA vaccine is that normal vaccines are dependent on the biology and functioning of animal cells whereas the latter is a purely biochemical process free from any dependency of cells.

bies, influenza, chickenpox to HIV, cancer and treatment of COVID. mRNA vaccines though have been in the research system from the late 19th century but they have shown remarkable importance in the recent future and have proven a boon to be in the treatment of COVID-19. The potential of mRNA vaccines has made the researchers believe that these have a bright and sustainable future in the medical field. References: 1) USA today; “The same mRNA technology used in COVID-19 vaccines could help treat cancer.”; accessed on: 24th June 2021; news/health/2021/06/19/covid-19-vaccine-mrna-techcure-cancer-tumors/7711271002/ 2) PATH; “mRNA and the future of vaccine manufacturing”; accessed on: 24th June 2021; articles/mrna-and-future-vaccine-manufacturing/ 3) Center for Disease Control and Prevention; “Understanding mRNA COVID-19 Vaccines”; https://www.cdc. gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/different-vaccines/ mrna.html

2) Cost for producing vaccines The production of RNA vaccines is dependent on new, improved and expensive technology which aids the process of manufacturing. RNA are complex structures and they require specific care, the storage of vaccine is done in extremely cold storage units. These units are expensive and require a lot of maintenance which is why it was difficult for several small and low-income countries to access such high-end technology.

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3) New And Improved Knowledge Many giant manufacturers of vaccine have established their units under the guidance of expert professionals and high-tech pieces of equipment for the production of biologic vaccines. To treat various infectious diseases from

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Tips for Summer Health is in full force. Here are some tips to help beat the heat and stay on track with your health. S ummer 1. Workout in the morning. A morning workout routine will ramp your body full of endorphins to help jump-start the day. Avoid exercising outside from the hours of 10 am to 2 pm when the sun is directly overhead. Mid-day heat can kill your energy levels and can increase the risk of heat stroke or dehydration. 2. Stay hydrated. The importance of drinking water should be a regular part of your day, but it is especially important during the summer months. (See our delicious hydration recipe above). Extreme temperatures cause our bodies to lose water faster. We should drink water even if we don’t feel thirsty in the summer to prevent the risk of dehydration

5. Take advantage of the grill. BBQ’s are a great way to get together and be outside. Grill any of your fruits and veggies for a delicious way to increase your antioxidants while avoiding those unhealthy compounds. If you go for meat, cut down on your grill time by using skewers. You can have a complete meal on one stick. 6. Schedule a Massage at Head To Toe Therapeutic Massage. Benefits are a reduction in joint swelling, relieves stress, relieves headaches, decreases muscle pain, improves sleep quality, and lowers blood pressure.

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3. Wear sunscreen, even if you’re only outside a short time. Aging skin is an accumulation of years of sun damage. Your skin is at risk even when you’re walking from your car to work. Wear at least a 30 SPF on exposed skin. If you’re working or playing outside make sure to reapply every four hours. 4. Shop at the farmer’s market. Clean eating is so easy when you have access to local produce and summer is a great time of year to find an abundance of fruits, vegetables and herbs. Plus you’ll be supporting the community and avoiding most of the pesticides and chemicals used in grocery store produce.

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Art, culture..........and life Wanda Rossman, Edenton, NC hysical movement. We all move constantly-even when we’re resting and sleeping. Our bodies P don’t ever stop moving because we think that we

have stopped; we are unaware of our movements unless we move for a purpose, and even then, we do it by muscle memory and habit. In a sedentary society, however, we need to move more in order to get the heart pumping and our muscles working so that we stay strong and conditioned. By repeating physical movement, we create muscle memory over time, for example walking. Do we as adults even think about how we accomplish that feat? At the start of our lives we were clueless about how to walk. We had to learn. Now we don’t even think about it. We just do it.

I often ask my students to give me verbal directions on how to jump: “Don’t show me, tell me.” My question is usually met with huge eyes and stunned silence- wheels turning until they hash it out enough to verbalize. Practicing to perfect these basic movements is what sets ballet or Kokutsa dachi in karate, apart from every day movement. The next time you’re reaching for something up high on a shelf, you will be doing entendu, releve, and some sort of arabesque, because your one leg will be raised. So arabesque away, add a tourne and voila, you retrieved the can of beans off the shelf!

Ballet pedagogy identifies the seven basic movements of dance; since ballet uses French terminology, here are the terms and what they mean: Plier-to bend at the knees, Entendre-to stretch, Glisser-to glide/slide, Relever-to rise, Sauter-to jump (as an aside, we “saute” vegetables), Tourner-to spin or turn, Élancer-to dart. In our daily tasks we bend, stretch, jump, slide, glide and dart (after little children) without thought. Several times a day. Believe it or not, many of our everyday movements correspond to movements used in ballet, karate and sport. The difference being that ballet has specialized these basic movements through many years of training, cerebration and rehearsal.

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Orthodox Church remembers many, many saints the year. T hethroughout What is the most important mark of a saint? Surprisingly, not miracle-working or doing anything supernatural. The chief characteristic of a saint is selflessness. And, related to that, being completely filled with the Holy Spirit. And, of course, Faith.

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Eternal King. The Saints, led by the Mother of God and Queen of Heaven, successfully “laid aside every weight and ran with perseverance.” They lived in the true holiness of love, joy, and peace -- which is the opposite of the self-promotion and self-centeredness, the addiction to power and violence of today’s very “un-saintly” world.

It is not enough to self-sacrifice for some vague, empty ideal of pouring oneself out to the void. Sacrifice is a gift. For a gift to be a gift, there must be a receiver.

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That receiver is the Kingdom of God — as in “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and its righteousness” (Matthew 6.33). That kingdom is the city that Abraham (and all the saints) was looking for. It is the New Jerusalem ascending (Revelation 21.10). Faith is seeing that Jerusalem, and seeking it first: “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen” (Hebrews 11.1). Sinful passions (like anger, pride, lust, and greed) attack faith. That is why St Paul writes “Let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with perseverance the race that is set before us” (Hebrews 12.1). Passion and sin occlude our vision of the New Jerusalem. They make us think that God the Father is just another mad despotic tyrant of the universe. They make us resist and grieve the Holy Spirit. They make us forget our union and communion with Christ, our Great Physician, our Rescuing Good Shepherd, our Brother and Friend, our

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Fr Jonathan Tobias teaches systematic and pastoral theology at Christ the Saviour Orthodox Seminary near Pittsburgh, PA. Author of numerous published articles, he is the pastor of the Eastern Orthodox Fellowship. He resides in Edenton with his wife of forty years, Marsha.

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Museum of the Albemarle

By: Wanda Lassiter, Curator, Museum of the Albemarle he Museum of the Albemarle and other regional institutions, organizations, and individuals are Thursday, July 29 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. partnering with Adams Publishing Group of newspapers to produce a coffee-table book titled, “AlbeMuseum of the Albemarle marle Memories: A Pictorial History of the mid-1800s through 1939.” 501 S. Water St., Elizabeth City The publishing group states that “this meaningful keepsake is a collaboration of journalists representing the Elizabeth City Daily Advance, Bertie Saturday, July 31 10 a.m. – noon Ledger-Advance, Chowan Herald and Perquimans Weekly, and will feature a glimpse of life in and Camden County Heritage Museum around the counties that make up the Albemarle 117 NC 343 N., Camden Region of Eastern North Carolina in stunning historic photos from the archives of local area historical organizations, as well as never-before-published submissions from our readers.” Penelope Barker House Welcome Center The group is requesting assistance from the local 505 S. Broad St., Edenton community to be a part of “Albemarle History” by participating in this project. They are requesting that For scanning in Edenton and surrounding areas, you bring your photos to one of their below scanning sessions. appointments are required. Please contact the Edenton SCANNING SESSIONS Historical Commission at 252-482-7800 for info and Monday, July 26 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. scheduling prior to July 1. Bertie County Public Library


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St George’s Orthodox Church Physical Address: 212 E. Church Street Edenton, N.C. 27932 Mailing Address: P.O. Box 38, Edenton, NC 27932 Schedule of Services Sunday 7:45am - Matins and First Hour Not always offered; if you would like to attend, please check in advance with Fr Benedict (, or call 252-325-4505 and leave a message if there is no answer). 9:30am - Hours’ Prayers (Third and Sixth Hour of the Services of the Daily Cycle) The Third Hour of the Daily Cycle is a service of psalms and prayers meant to sanctify the part of the day from mid-morning until noon. Similary, the Sixth Hour sanctifies the part of the day from noon until mid-afternoon. 10:00am - The Divine Liturgy Wednesday 5:45pm - Vespers Vespers is an evening service of psalms, hymns, and prayers: on certain days there are readings from other parts of Scripture. Ideally, the hymn “O Gladsome Light” would begin just as the sun sinks below the horizon.

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Vortex Environmental, Health and Safety, LLC You Too Can Become a Superhero s long as I remember, there has always been a certain panache associated with superheA roes. Superman who can fly faster than a speed-

ing bullet, Wonder Woman unfailingly foils her opponents, the Incredible Hulk with his strength transformation, the list goes on and on, but what about you? Did you happen to be rescued from the Planet Krypton as an infant? Were you involved in a lab experiment gone horribly wrong, only to survive having superhuman strength? No such luck? Don’t despair. Even if you were not the victim of fate that bestowed unintended powers, all hope is not lost. You too can become a superhero by undertaking a training program that guarantees you will have extraordinary powers by being certified in First Aid, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, and Automatic External Defibrillation. We Superheroes refer to these skills as FA-CPRAED. The ability to save lives and render medical response are incredibly important abilities. When an accident occurs, whether minor or greater than minor, injuries often follow. In my case, I am not very good at scheduling injuries so I am often unaware when an injury will occur. What I am good at though is identifying common injuries and health conditions so that I know what steps to take to address them. The initial assessment and subsequent first aid treatment can stabilize the patient until professional medical assistance is available. Proper treatment can prevent injuries from becoming worse and leading to further complications. Obviously, it is considered a medical emergency when people stop breathing. Breathing is pretty darn important to sustain life. The next superpower, CPR, can keep oxygenated blood flowing when a person has stopped breathing until more advanced treatment is available. Speaking of important, another type of medical emergency occurs when someone suffers cardiac arrest. The AED is a powerful lifesaving tool that

all superheroes should know how to use. Your actions, or lack of actions, in a medical emergency could spell the difference between a favorable outcome or a tragic result that may have been avoided. Research has demonstrated that when people do not know what to do in an emergency…they do nothing, wasting precious time that allows the situation to worsen, sometimes causing additional harm to themselves or others. Take FA-CPR-AED training. Become a superhero. Who knows, you may be featured on the next Justice League or Avengers movie. Until then, just keep saving lives.

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This program allows me to offer 20% of my commission earned directly to my military clients as a cash reward. Other moving and home related services are also available through various service providers. Active duty, retired military, Wounded Warriors, and Department of Defense employees may qualify for Military On The Move. Please be sure to keep this program in mind, and let all of your military friends and family know about it. Coming from a military family, growing up in the Hampton Roads area and currently living in Elizabeth City are all reasons why Military On The Move is important to me. With this area having such a robust military presence and history, I feel all should know about this distinguished program. I can be reached at any time to field questions or assist in signing up for the program.

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by: Joyce Bornfriend

Looking for an enjoyable activity on a rainy day? Or a way to make learning fun—for everyone in the family? The Frisco Native American Museum & Natural History Center has been working for some time to create an activity that can do just that. Visitors who tour the museum in person - or though the museum’s web site have access to a number of original coloring book pages that combine beautiful art with poems and “snippets” of educational information.

“Our goal is to make it possible for our visitors to enjoy some truly beautiful art and to personalize it through their own color choices and techniques,” said Joyce Bornfriend, Executive Director. ” Over time, we hope to include pages that showcase museum exhibits, special events, and nature trail attractions that will spark happy memories for individual who have visited the museum and create new ones for those who visit our web site. ”

Amber Roth, museum staff member, resident artist, and technology expert has designed a series of coloring book pages based on Native American and natural history themes. While appropriate as a children’s project, the drawings are also complex enough to make them appealing to adults. Roth teamed with long-time volunteer and museum story teller/poet Jeannette “Crowfeather” Episcpo, to add poems and inspirational notes to some of the art work. Fifteen pages are now available for FREE download from the museum online shop— enough to make an entire coloring book! And just to make it more fun, there is also an invitation for visitors to suggest pages and/or themes for future books.

The museum is a non-profit educational foundation located on Hatteras Island and is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM. For more information, visit or call 252-995-4440.

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Garden Vegetables + Fresh Herbs = Bowlful Of Summer Rosie

By Rosie Hawthorne It’s time to raid the summer garden. And it’s ripe for the pickin’. For those of you with gardens, I imagine you might have an abundance of zucchini and squash about now. This barley salad is a great way to use those vegetables for a light and cooling bowlful of summer. The nutty nuance of the barley supplies the backdrop for the best of summer vegetables – squash, zucchini, and cucumber. This is a lovely, delicate salad that packs a punch in both texture and flavor. You’ve got the crispness of the vegetables, the chewiness of the barley, and the creaminess of the dressing. In addition, you have the tartness of the vinegar, the nuttiness of the barley, and the vibrant, verdant, freshness of garden herbs. Barley And Squash Salad ½ cup rinsed pearled barley 1 yellow squash 1 zucchini 1 cucumber Prepare the vegetables: Peel and dice the zucchini and squash. (I like to leave a little color on, so lightly peel.) Lightly peel the cucumber, scrape out any seed gel, and then dice. You want a ¼ inch dice for the vegetables. Blanch the diced squash and zucchini. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and drop in the vegetables. Cook for 30 seconds. Drain in a colander then immediately drop vegetables into an ice water bath to stop the cooking and set the fresh colors. Let chill, then drain. Cook barley: Drop rinsed barley in salted water or vegetable or chicken stock and cook according to directions on package. Drain and let cool. Make the dressing: 3 TB white vinegar or rice vinegar 1 TB chopped tarragon ½ cup mayonnaise 3 TB chopped dill 2 TB chopped parsley Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste Chop the tarragon leaves, add them to the vinegar, and muddle the mixture. Simply press the herbs into the vinegar with a wooden spoon to release the flavors. If you don’t have tarragon, which is reminiscent of licorice or anise, you can substitute basil, which has a similar flavor profile. Whisk vinegar mixture into mayonnaise. Season to taste. Combine the barley, squash, zucchini, and cucumber. Pour the dressing over the vegetables and toss to coat. Sprinkle dill and parsley over vegetable mixture. Very lightly toss. You want what I call “pockets of flavor “ - maybe a taste of parsley here, a sample of dill there, a hint of tarragon (or basil) in another pocket – just enough to tease. I like the subtleties of flavors in each bite. It’s a party on your palate!

Potato salad is one of those go-to dishes. It’s reliable. It’s comforting. It’s there for us. It’s a get-together food, whether it be for a picnic, potluck fare, a family reunion, or a life-cycle Let’s-Just-Get-Through-This type of event. It’s celebratory, whether we’re celebrating our soldiers on Memorial Day, our freedom on the Fourth of July, or our workers on Labor Day. Potato salad is going to be there. And potato salad is controversial. Do you like it hot or cold? Plain white or with yellow mustard? Bacon or not? Onions? Celery? Relish? Hard boiled eggs? Hellman’s or Duke’s. (And them’s fightin’ words right there!) My potato salad is refreshingly simple and herbiliciously good. And it contains no mayonnaise. It’s perfect for a bring-along dish or a side to accompany whatever you might be serving. Dilly Potato Salad 1 dozen red potatoes, cut into bite-sized pieces ¼ cup white vinegar 2 TB Gray Poupon Dijon Mustard 2 TB white vinegar ½ cup olive oil ½ cup chopped fresh dill Cook the potatoes in boiling, salted water until tender. Drain and immediately pour ¼ cup white vinegar over the cooked potatoes. Let cool, then drain. Make the dressing: Combine 2 TB each Dijon mustard and white vinegar. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil, whisking continuously until you have a nice emulsion. Stir in half of the dill. Pour over cooled potatoes and toss to coat. Sprinkle remaining dill over top. Rosie Notes: I know sometimes we like to use generic brands to save money, but do not substitute a store brand for Gray Poupon Dijon Mustard. There’s a big difference in flavor. Also, I like to use a neutral oil for this dish so as not to overpower. I’ve found that Bertolli Extra Light Olive Oil fits the bill here. Enjoy!

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hen you meet Morgan Temple, one thing comes to mind: her drive never to quit. She’s the daughter of David and W Sheryl Temple of Elizabeth City, NC, the granddaughter of Billy and Betty Jo Garrett and the late Allen Ray and Goldie Temple. This young lady has been riding horses since 6, when a learning delay was diagnosed. After stumbling on to an article relating to the success of horseback riding reversing this diagnosis, mom put her on a horse just as soon as possible. Not long after, the effects were real and lasting.

A student of New Life Academy of Elizabeth City, Morgan is an honour roll student and understands her education is as important as sports. She tried several different ones, but nothing gained her interest and love as being on a horse. She started with camps and lessons but soon would find that working towards a show ring was where she wanted to be. Morgan would soon discover, as all riders do, that falling is part of the sport. She has become quite a tough little cookie, taking it all in stride and having a mother that would not let her give up. You need to bounce now and then to make sure you stay on your toes. But again, Morgan would brush herself off and climb on to continue her ride. She needed to build the confidence that some are not born with but found out that your horse will help you discover within yourself. After a couple of show season years, we met Kennie Williams of Catalpa Hill Training Center in Camden, NC. A competitor reaching over several years, beginning as a young girl then into her teenage years and stretching on into today, we knew from the first couple of lessons that Morgan was where she needed to be. After all, if a flower doesn’t bloom, you don’t change the flower; you change the surroundings. At Catalpa Hill, Morgan began riding a wonderful Arabian named Hucks Mojestic, owned by Linda Owen of Chesapeake, Va. is Lovingly known as Mojo around the barn. This team would soon discover that they were one to be known as the team to beat. Several hours in the saddle, hot and cold days later, this is just what they have become. Hucks Mojestic is a very well trained horse, but Morgan had to become the rider he needed to reach her initial goals. This girl is constantly practicing the basics to keep their foundation strong and knows that you do not do well if the time and work is not a huge portion of the equation. They would begin their show career in June of 2019 at the CCRC Horse Show Series in Currituck, NC, competing in Suitability for Dressage and winning Reserve Champion for this division. Dressage is not a discipline that Morgan had competed in before, but the glove seemed to fit. This team would compete at several open horse shows and, in turn, experience a very successful show season. At the age of 13 and her first year of being a member of the North Carolina Arabian Horse Association, Morgan went on to become the 2020 Youth High Point Champion in Specialty, Dressage / Sport Horse Under Saddle, Hunter Pleasure and received a Gold Medal for earning 75 or more points during the 2020 show season. I can remember telling Morgan that she had won and received back, “I can’t believe I won; that is so cool.” She never takes for granted any win obtained at a local open horse show or


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We have learned about the Arabian horse that they are very versatile and do not limit themselves or their rider to one discipline. With Regional and World Shows quickly approaching, the work is never-ending but worth it in the end. I’m sure every parent that has taken the time to read this article is overcome with pride when they see their child(ren) excel at something they love, especially after experiencing many failures with them. But as I always remind Morgan, in the big pile of failures, there comes success and never quit on something you truly love to do.

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The Flying Tigers of World War II by: Tara Ross

July of 1942, the Flying Tigers begin their last mission. The unit formally known as the IFirstnofficial American Volunteer Group had been flying for

mere months, but its reputation was already one for the ages: In roughly 50 aerial battles, it was never defeated. Perhaps more importantly to some Americans, the Flying Tigers struck the first blow at the Japanese in the wake of Pearl Harbor. “Years before American soldiers stormed the beaches of Normandy,” author Sam Kleiner writes, “or raised the flag on Iwo Jima, it was Chennault’s Flying Tigers who rallied the country with victories . . . .” The Flying Tigers were the brain child of former U.S. Army pilot Claire Lee Chennault. He’d been working as a consultant to the Chinese Air Force during the late 1930s, and he saw what the Japanese war machine was doing to the Chinese people: It was ravaging the countryside with bombing campaigns, killing innocents, and capturing major cities.

. . . . the Flying Tigers swooped, let the Japanese have it. Of the ten bombers, said [Chinese] reports, four plummeted to earth in flames. The rest turned tail and fled. Tiger casualties: none.” The Flying Tigers would spend a total of seven months in combat before their contracts ran out on July 4, 1942. When the unit was disbanded, it was replaced by the 23rd Fighter Group of the U.S. Army Air Forces.

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What if a “foreign legion” were created to protect against such attacks? The United States was officially neutral at this juncture, but Chennault sold Franklin D. Roosevelt on the plan anyway. FDR allowed American military pilots to resign their commissions without penalty. They would be free to join the covert effort.


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Roosevelt was skirting the edges of neutrality laws, of course, so he never signed an official Executive Order authorizing the creation of the Flying Tigers. “The order was more of a wink and a nod,” historian Bill Yenne concludes. Chennault trained the pilots at a British airfield in Southeast Asia. They would be flying Curtiss P-40B fighters, which most had never flown before. The American volunteers would be paid a salary by the Chinese government, and they were promised a bonus for each Japanese warplane that they destroyed. Our boys left American soil with civilian passports— and false occupations—in their pockets. Indeed, in one humorous twist, future Medal of Honor recipient Gregory “Pappy” Boyington, a hard-drinking pilot, carried a passport claiming that he was a member of the clergy. The Flying Tigers made their presence felt, right from the beginning. They’d finished training and were the only Americans ready to deploy when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. Within days, the Japanese attacked Kunming, China, too.


The Flying Tigers were dispatched. The Chinese city would not be caught flat-footed again. When Japanese bombers returned on December 20, they were met with a surprise: American fighter pilots. Let’s just say that it didn’t go well for the Japanese. Americans soon heard about the heroics of the Flying Tigers. “Last week,” Time magazine soon reported, “ten Japanese bombers came winging their carefree way into Yunnan, heading directly for Kunming


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The Biggest Thing That Separates Authoritarians From Supporters of Freedom By: Gary M. Galles n today’s media, we are constantly being told of “new and improved” impositions that are needed to replace the “old hat” ideas of freedom and open competition. But the visions held by these proponents could hardly be further from reality.


Leonard Read wrote of this decades ago, in “Freedom: A New Vision,” Chapter 2 of his 1975 Castles in the Air. While the trend was not as pronounced then as it has become, Read’s vision is still worth serious reflection today, as it is much clearer and far more promising than authoritarianism disguised as utopianism. Why speak of freedom as a vision? Freedom…is…an ideal way of life more ardently to be hoped for than seriously expected in our time. Why the adjective “new”?...our opponents…continually refer to this way of life as “old hat” or words to that effect! Troubles in society, brought on by authoritarian mischief, they lay to freedom—quite innocently in most cases and for the reason that they have no understanding of what is meant by freedom in its higher sense. But let us be charitable; how many on our side of the fence have been or are clear in their own minds about freedom, and manifest it in their actions? The truth is that freedom as it has been approximated, first in England and then in the U.S.A., is the newest and most remarkable politico-economic achievement in the world’s history—enjoyed for five or six generations at most. The structures for this free way of life were erected in 1776: the simultaneous appearance of Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations and the Declaration of Independence. The new “progressive” ideas in the air all around us are actually old, regressive, tyrannical and tired. The fact that their proponents don’t even know that tells us how much we trust we can put in their knowledge and judgement. The issue is between two opposed ways of life. Our opponents’ way is the older, as old as mankind: authoritarianism in its numerous forms…which are contrary to natural law and prevent life from flowing. The newer is freedom, featuring unfixed, improving, flowing, creative concepts. Only freedom allows us the possibility of growing to achieve our fullest potential. Anyone who believes as I do that man’s earthly purpose is growth in awareness, perception, consciousness, has no choice but to side with individual liberty--freedom--and to look with disfavor on all forms of authoritarianism. Human improvement or growth stems from an exercise of the faculties…Exercise is possible only as we are free to work on our individual selves and is diminished to the extent that we are worked over by others. Growth without liberty, that is, without the freedom to exercise our faculties and to discover our creative potentialities, is out of the question. Given the goal of individual growth, authoritarianism is an utterly absurd way of life. The freedom philosophy…differs from most philosophies in that it does not prescribe how any individual should live his life…It allows freedom for each to do as he pleases-

-live in accord with his own uniqueness as he sees it--so long as the rights of others are not infringed. This way of life commends no controls external to the individual beyond those which a government limited to keeping the peace and invoking a common justice might impose. Each individual acts on his own authority and responsibility…It has nothing in it at all that calls on me or the government to run your life. The immense personal and social benefits of freedom mean it should be the touchstone—the ideal—toward which we consistently orient ourselves. Unless we have the ideal in our minds, we have no compass, no way of knowing in which direction our efforts should be pointed. Knowing the ideal is the first step in down-to-earth practicality. I define the ideal—freedom in a refined state—as no man-concocted restraints against the release of creative human energy…its practice an aspiration. In the economic realm we call it the free market. To understand the ideal of freedom, we must know not only what it is, but what it is not. Not at all surprisingly, most people think of the free market as private enterprise. This, however, is not what we mean. All sorts of wholly objectionable enterprises are private: piracy… embezzlement, hi-jacking...[The same is true for] all governmental interventions that favor some and injure others. The free market is so little trusted because so few are aware of what it is. Thinking of ourselves as if we were a free people leads us mistakenly to conclude that our present hodge-podge of intervention is a manifestation of the free market. Consequently, we imagine that a free and self-responsible people would behave no better than do the majority of us today. But what we mean and what most people think we mean are poles apart! Read then turns to an interesting analogy between the light spectrum and the political spectrum. Political-economic philosophy…is loosely analogous to the light spectrum…substitute the long and short arms of government for the long and short wavelengths. At the extreme left we observe the long arm of government reaching into nearly every phase of human existence--authoritarianism...Then as we move to the right on this spectrum, the arms of government become shorter, reaching into fewer and fewer facets of life. Finally… comparable to the ultraviolet lying just beyond the visible spectrum--we would find the arms of government so short that they could not reach into and have control over a single creative activity--no more than a peace-keeping arm of society. This ideal can only be imagined…beyond the right end of the visible spectrum where schemes to manage the lives of others would be nonexistent.

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even remotely, in any discrete individual. For instance, because you cannot imagine how mail would be delivered ever so much more efficiently than now if turned over to the market, never…let your faith falter by reason of your infinitesimal know-how. To claim that the free market has a wisdom a million or billion times your own is a gross understatement. From whence comes this enormous knowledge that does not remotely exist in any person...the miracle of the market…when men are free…What we must bear in mind is that the sole generative force at the human level stems from individual human faculties: intuition, insight, inventiveness, perception, awareness, consciousness, and the like. To the extent that the free market prevails, to that extent is economic life featured by free entry and competition... In addition to the heritage of the ages…these features enormously stimulate and bring to the fore the genius potentially existing among our contemporaries. Thus, it is possible for us to be graced not only by the accumulated knowledge and wisdom of the past but, also, by the considerably untapped ingenuity of the present. The best in everyone is brought forth when the best is required to succeed. The free market…works its wonders simply because the generative capacity of countless millions has no external force standing against its release. Given the wisdom we can access and the growth in our own wisdom we can generate only by way of freedom and the incentives it creates, Read concludes by reminding us of how large the chasm is between the many utopian promises authoritarians offer and what they actually have the wisdom to provide us. Authoritarianism…presupposes nonexistent gods, that is, politicians who naively believe that they know how to steer mankind aright and, thus, can run your, my, and everyone else’s life to humanity’s advantage...They haven’t taken the very first step in wisdom, namely, achieving an awareness of how little they know. While no wizard among them all can even make a pencil, each has little doubt that mankind, if made in his infinitesimal image, would be improved and that all of our millions of requirements would better prosper under his direction. Prosper? Preposterous! The free market, on the other hand, is attuned to the little we know, it does not presuppose a nonexistent omniscience. Instead…the needed knowledge waits to be drawn upon. Everyone’s life is free to flow and grow--life’s fulfillment a possibility for each human being. Freedom in this higher sense is indeed a vision; it is a castle in the air under which we are well advised to put foundations.

To understand why freedom holds out the prospect for the greatest possible human growth and development, Read focuses on its ability to utilize knowledge that not one person has by him- or herself, including those who would dictate to others based on the minuscule knowledge they have. The market possesses a wisdom that does not exist,

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Issues to Consider When Facing Alzheimer’s Disease By: Stella Knight, Attorney read an interesting article about Alzheimer’s disease and how it is affecting individuals in Itheirrecently early to mid-fifties. People often associate Alz-

heimer’s disease with an older population – usually in their seventies or eighties. As that article pointed out, there are unique concerns facing younger individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. In my estate planning/elder law practice, I have seen firsthand the issues affecting both the individual and her family. First, Alzheimer’s is a progressive dementia, with a gradual onset of symptoms. In the early stages, family members may notice their loved ones becoming increasingly forgetful, easily distracted, and confused. As the individual’s memory becomes more impaired, her problem-solving capabilities decline and it is increasingly difficult to manage the activities of daily living such as feeding, bathing, and generally caring for oneself. Because the individual realizes that her decision-making capacity is declining, it is very important for her to make decisions regarding her finances and health care while she is competent. As time passes, it will become more difficult or even impossible for her to make these important decisions. What decisions should be made? 1. Has a durable power of attorney been executed? This is an instrument giving another person - whether a family member or friend - full authority to act on the individual’s behalf should she become unable to manage her financial affairs in the future. 2. Has a health care power of attorney been discussed? This is the legal document that names an agent and authorizes him or her to make health care decisions for the individual when she is unable to make them for herself. This is not a living will, but an entirely different document. 3. Is a living will necessary? This is the document wherein the individual makes her desires known to her family and friends that she does not want to be kept alive by artificial means or extraordinary means

when her condition is determined to be terminal and incurable, or she is diagnosed as being in a persistent vegetative state. Younger individuals with minor children may need to consider additional questions such as:

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Northeastern North Carolina Family History - just where are those family heirlooms…? By: Irene Hampton - Do you have a family heirloom that members of your extended family would like to have? Or are you on the other side of that coin wishing you had a family treasure that you know someone else possesses? Perhaps you are aware of something from your family’s oral traditions and have no idea where it might be. I think most of us fit into all three categories as I know my family certainly does. Whenever I post a family picture for occasions involving my parents my two surviving siblings express gratitude and surprise that I have these pictures. Why do I have them? I have them as I showed an interest in them and my mother left them to me when she died. I also have the original photos of my great-grandparents in the wooden frames that my mother took from her parents’ home after my grandmother’s death. There is a backstory to those photos. My mother was the eldest of eleven children and remained home until she was 25 to help her mother raise those siblings. After her father died, my grandmother decided to sell the family farm and move into the small community nearby. My mother wanted just a few things out of the farmhouse, one of which was the old style wooden wall phone that had a party line. I don’t know exactly what transpired but I do know that she did not get anything she asked for and was always pretty upset about it. She did get the portraits of her grandparents which for decades have resided here, in North Carolina. I know some of my Canadian cousins would like to know where they are but have never come out and asked. Those portraits have travelled from Quebec through Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta and as stated have for some time been housed in northeastern North Carolina. An unlikely scenario and if someone was looking for them they would have no idea they have journeyed so far. On the Hampton side of heirlooms, there is a Hampton family bible that I hope still survives. It is the bible of James H. W. Hampton, my husband’s 3rd great-grandfather. The bible went to California with Ellen M. Hampton, the daughter of William Henry Hampton (James’ grandson) and his second wife, Hettie Doxey. She married an attorney (Albert Campodonico) from San Francisco and was very active in genealogical research and the DAR. Ellen’s husband’s family owned Pepsi franchises in the western US and was involved in other well known concerns. She died in San Francisco in 1994 and left

three sons. In 1999 I tried to contact them and finally reached a cousin who had one of the brothers call me back. I was told he had the Hampton bible but was redecorating his home and was not sure where it was. Well it is 22 years later and I guess I’ll never hear back. Perhaps it no longer exists. There is a very faint copy of the birth records from a page in the bible in Ellen Campodonico’s file in the vertical files at the Currituck Library in Barco. I’ll try to include a picture of that page with this column. I recently checked at the library and realised my copy, which was made years ago, must have been copied at the darkest setting possible to be able to see the names and dates well. What do you consider an heirloom? Certainly there are things our ancestors had we would love to, if not possess, at least know where they are. We know that after Fannie Sanderlin died in 1952, her children went to her home in Corolla and burned most of what was in her home in a barrel outside her house. Her husband, Solomon Baum Sanderlin had awards from his time in the Life Saving Service and the Coast Guard which apparently went up in smoke. What would you want to save if your house was on fire? Top of my list would be family history data, pictures and keepsakes from my parents and children. My husband has always said first on his list would be the baseball glove that took him through his Currituck High School baseball seasons! I hope these couple of examples will help you realise that heirlooms can travel far from their origination. Pictures and stories can now be saved on any number of websites that allow ALL family members near and far to have access. I’ll share the photos of my grandparents just for fun. I hope we will all make an effort to share what we have - at least that way it won’t become an unsolved mystery!!

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Submitted by Chuck O’Keefe Chuck.O’ How does Social Security fit into retirement?

ere’s something to think about: You could spend two, or even three, decades in H retirement. To meet your income needs for all those years, you’ll generally need a sizable amount of retirement assets. How will Social Security fit into the picture?

For most people, Social Security won’t be enough to cover the cost of living in retirement. Nonetheless, Social Security benefits are still valuable, so you’ll want to do whatever you can to maximize them. Your first move is to determine when you should start taking Social Security. You can begin collecting benefits when you reach 62 – but should you? If you were to turn 62 this year, your payments would only be about 71% of what you’d get if you waited until your full retirement age, which is 66 years and 10 months. (“Full retirement age” varies, depending on when you were born, but for most people today, it will be between 66 and 67.) Every month you wait between now and your full retirement age, your benefits will increase. If you still want to delay taking benefits beyond your full retirement age, your payments will increase by 8% each year, until you’re 70, when they “max out.” Regardless of when you


file, you’ll also receive an annual cost-of-living adjustment. So, when should you start claiming your benefits? There’s no one “right” answer for everyone. If you turn 62 and you need the money, your choice might be made for you. But if you have sufficient income from other sources, you’re in good health and you have longevity in your family, or you’re still working, it might be worthwhile to wait until your full retirement age, or perhaps even longer, to start collecting. Another key consideration is spousal benefits. If your own full retirement benefit is less than 50% of your spouse’s full retirement benefit, you would generally be eligible to claim spousal benefits, provided you’re at least 62 and your spouse has filed for Social Security benefits. Survivor benefits are another important consideration. When you pass away, your spouse would be able to receive up to 100% of your benefit or his/her own retirement benefit, whichever is higher. Thus, delaying Social Security could not only increase your own benefit, but also the benefit for your surviving spouse.

One final point to keep in mind: The more you accumulate in your other retirement accounts, such as your IRA and 401(k) or similar employer-sponsored plan, the more flexibility you’ll have in managing your Social Security benefits. So, throughout your working years, try to contribute as much as you can afford to these plans. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor. Edward Jones, Member SIPC


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An additional issue to think about, when planning for how Social Security fits into your retirement, is your earned income. If you’re younger than full retirement age, your benefit will be reduced by $1 for each $2 you earn above a certain amount, which, in 2021, is $18,960. During the year you reach full retirement age, your benefit will be reduced by $1 for each $3 you earn above a set amount ($50,520 in 2021). But once you hit the month at which you attain full retirement age, and from that point on, you can keep all of your benefits, no matter how much you earn (although your benefits could still be taxed).

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New Life of Currituck by Pastor Dan Bergey recent conversations have sparked in me some thoughts to share this month. At a very early age, SI wasome told by my grandfather that God had given me a deductive mind. The older I get, the more I believe it to be true, but it often leaves me troubled as I look at the world around me. Let’s talk about the word “deductive” for a moment. To me, it’s looking at a problem and going through a series of steps or processes to arrive at a solution. This process is a great thing, but it only works effectively when that solution is applied to fix the problem. My responsibilities in life have been filled with this type of thinking, whether it is fixing things or helping and encouraging people. In many conversations about this issue, people will use the words “common sense.” I often struggle to see the value of deductive thinking if we get to the end of the process and either refuse to find and implement a solution or circle back around and complain about the problem. This is very ineffective and counterintuitive, yet I have watched and listened to progressive thinking in our world today and believe this is what is happening.


I believe deeply that the solution to our problem as a society is a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Is everyone going to accept that? No. We were created with free choice. Do I pray and hope more people do accept that? Yes. Is there more change that can happen from those who already say they believe? Absolutely! Paul wrote these words to Titus: “Our people must also learn to engage in good deeds to meet pressing needs, so that they will not be unfruitful.” Titus 3:14

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I still believe the solution to our problems is Jesus Christ, and the best way to apply Jesus in our world today is through people. Progressive thinking in our world today is constantly looking at the past with no real and effective solution. Progressive thinking for a Jesus Christ believer is transformation of the heart and mind and to serve God and share with others to see that same transformation happen in them. Brothers and Sisters in Jesus Christ, let’s get to the heart of the matter for real change solutions.

The Apostle Paul was sharing with the Philippians about his life and purpose when he said, “Not that I have already obtained it or have already become perfect, but I press on so that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus. Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; 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 3:12-15) The biggest change I have observed in people I work with over the years is to acknowledge the past, forgive, and embrace what the future has. This is the process that Paul is talking about as well. External laws may provide some benefit to relieve a symptom in our society, but nothing replaces God’s law written on our hearts to help affect change. It is my humble opinion that we are attempting to enact laws in hope of providing solutions to our problems without addressing the heart of the matter. Programs that provide self-awareness can be wonderful if solutions can be applied to help change, but if it is just so that we are aware of a need, flaw, or injustice, it cannot in and of itself produce change. Paul says: I am going to apply forgiveness to my life and allow it to change me from the inside out. This is a big statement for Paul who, at one time in his life, was a murderer. Now the very people he tried to kill were the ones he was trying to help.

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The author was born in Tel Aviv, Israel, December 12, 1953. Moved to New York at the age of five, and became a U.S. citizen at the age of eleven. Graduated from George Washington High School in New York City. In 1972, I enlisted in the U S Navy and was discharged in 1975. I was a merchant seaman from 1982 through 1988. In between I dug ditches, washed dishes, sold used cars, and even drove a cab. I graduated from Elizabeth City State University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting. I was a Motor Fuels Tax Auditor for the State of North Carolina, an IT Control Specialist for Gateway Bank/Bank of Hampton Roads and retired at the end of 2015. Author of the following books: Faith Based Poetry Inspiration by God, Perspiration by Ron Inspiration by God, More Perspiration by Ron Inspiration by God, Even More Perspiration by Ron Inspiration by God, Perspiration by Ron, Volume IV Inspiration by God, Perspiration by Ron, Volume V Inspiration by God, Perspiration by Ron, Volume VI Inspiration by God, Perspiration by Ron, Volume VII Inspiration by God, Perspiration by Ron, Volume VIII Inspiration by God, Perspiration by Ron, Volume IX Inspiration by God, Perspiration by Ron, Volume X Secular Poetry

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lizabeth City Habitat for Humanity invites local residents to join us and homeowner Mirracle Burnham E as we dedicate our latest home on July 10 at 1 pm. The

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There are many people who made this possible, beginning with our General Contractor, Todd Winslow. Our 45 volunteers, most of whom were over 64, donated 1178.5 hours of their time to work on this house. We were aided by members of the Elizabeth City Fire and Police Departments who were invaluable when we needed to move heavy items.

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As people are aware, building prices have skyrocketed in the past few months. Helping us keep our costs down were B&M Contractors, Mr. Rogers Windows, His and Hers Electric, Homefix Remodeling, McPherson Plumbing, Home Depot, Albemarle Area Association of REALTORS, NC Association of REALTORS, GlenRoss Properties, Wells Fargo, ABC Supply, Short Man’s Landscaping, AR Chesson Construction, Carpet Connection, Harden Pest Control, Dennis Gordon and Steven Cardwell. We also received a number of items through Habitat for Humanity’s corporate sponsorships with the following: Whirlpool, Valspar, Levolor Blinds, Larson doors, Yale Locks

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Monuments ver the last few years, it has no doubt been disheartening to see the all-out assault on our Southern O history and American history in general. We have seen the

removal or vandalism of not only Confederate Monuments but also other monuments dedicated to American Soldiers to include memorials dedicated to our Soldiers of modern wars, Union Soldiers, and even our Founding Fathers. We must ask ourselves, how did we get here? Many of us who value history and the memorials to our soldiers realized that the assault on Confederate soldiers was only the beginning and what is considered low hanging fruit. Unfortunately, many weak-kneed politicians have bowed to the Marxist movement’s demands that have been thrust upon our State. By doing this, these elected officials have not only knowingly broken North Carolina State law but have dis-honoured the good names of our local families and their ancestors who, when called upon by their Community, answered the call to protect their homes and fellow citizens, many of who would pay the ultimate sacrifice and would never return home or even have a proper burial. Until recently, it would have seemed that these elected officials would get away with breaking the law with no repercussions. That seems to be changing; the Commissioners of Perquimans County put together a committee comprised of local citizens to recommend the future of the Perquimans Monument. Last month the Citizen Committee voted to keep the monument as it stands. This decision was a major victory, and no doubt soured some of the Commissioners. Will these Commissioners ignore the voice and will of the people? These victories don’t stop there; in Ashville, North Carolina, the State Appeals Court granted a stay to the Sons of Confederate Veterans, forcing the city of Ashville to cease the destruction of the Governor Zebulon Vance monument in Ashville. This court order will have a ripple effect on many other monuments in our state, including the Pasquotank County Monument. On the 21st of June, the Sons of Confederate Veterans attended a hearing requesting a court order to stop the relocation of the Pasquotank Monument, which is currently being considered by the Court and likely to be granted. The future of this battle for protecting the memorials to our Veterans is looking bright as these lawsuits against these rouge municipalities will be brought forth to the North Carolina Supreme Court and, if ruled in our favour, will require every County that has unlawfully removed or destroyed their monuments to relocate them to their original location and/ or be restored to their original condition. We must continue to press our elected representatives by emailing or calling them to make our voices heard.

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A Path to Healing s we focus on aftercare for our clients, it is important to share with you how that looks for us and the challengA es we may face as we walk this journey with them. There

really is no typical trafficking victim. So many factors are present when someone is in the process of working through intense, deep-seated trauma. So, let us look at an average case that may be handled by Beloved Haven. Jane is 23 years old. She has a history of childhood sexual abuse by a family member. At thirteen, she met a 17-year-old boy who was charming. He told Jane everything a thirteen-year-old wants to hear. She was told she is pretty, smart, mature, and worthy. Jane spends all her free time with him and falls in love. After a few weeks, he convinces her to allow him to take intimate photos of her. She is happy in this relationship and equates all he does with love. At some point he asks her to do him a favor. He wants her to spend time with a friend of his. He owes this man money and does not have it. He promises it will only be one time. She loves him and she agrees. Afterwards he tells her how great she is and that he really loves her. He also tells her the encounter was recorded. He now has leverage, so when she refuses to be sold to strangers, he threatens to expose her. She lives this life for the next 10 years. She develops a drug addiction, has two children that are now in the foster system, and her family has written her off as a “bad” kid. When she reaches out to us, she comes to our DropIn Center for food, clothing, and hygiene products. Not trusting anyone, she takes supplies and leaves. We see her again a few days later when she needs to come in out of the cold, and naps on our couch for a bit. This pattern is repeated until she stays longer, starts to open up to a staff member, and tells pieces of her story. Once she makes the

tough decision to leave her trafficker and her situation, we collaborate with other agencies to find her safe, emergency shelter. She is given a support team and steps can begin to find her a place in a long-term program designed specifically for trafficking victims. She may prefer a program out of state to eliminate threats to her safety or triggers. Before she can be transported, she needs identification. Jane was servicing men on her 16th birthday. There was no proud parent taking a picture of her with drivers’ license for their Facebook. We will need to take her to the DMV for an ID card. She has no home address or birth certificate. That will have to be ordered online. Jane has not seen a doctor or dentist in 10 years. She is having eye troubles and thinks she may have an STD. We will arrange appointments. She would love to get her GED, and maybe some college or trade classes can follow. These are just the basics. The easy part. The tough part comes after. When she has quiet moments to sit with herself and reflect. The trauma rolls in like waves. The memories are there. The scars: emotional, psychological, and physical. Jane has been decimated by this life. She needs care, hope, comfort, and peace. She needs to be rebuilt. She is still 13. She is still a wounded girl. Trauma-centered therapy is key. She needs to see what a family can look like. She needs to see what a home can be. This process is long. It takes years. Beloved Haven will walk alongside her and watch her growth. We will celebrate each milestone with her. We will be there if she needs us to help her restore her soul. We are hoping that soon, we will have a true home for Jane, and women like her, to settle in and complete this amazing journey. Please consider contributing to this mission. I have heard of novels started in the middle, at the end, written in patches to be joined together later, but I have never felt the slightest desire to do this. C. S. Forester

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with a Bachelor of Arts in History in 1997, followed by a Bachelor of Visual Science in 1998 and a Doctorate of Optometry from The Pennsylvania College of Optometry in 2001. Nearsighted since kindergarten, it was these early visits to the eye doctor’s office that stirred a passion in helping others maximize their vision and protect their eye health. Dr. Smolenyak initially started his career at Albemarle Eye Care in 2001 but was subsequently recruited to join The Kelly Eye Center in Raleigh in 2005. During his tenure in Raleigh over the last 16 years, he was exposed to and utilized some of the newest technologies and treatments for a range of ocular diseases. He is now excited to be rejoining the Albemarle Eye Center family.


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that works with our county and many, many surrounding counties and states to help with neglect and abuse cases in barn yard animals. We founded in 2013 and have been taking animals ever since, our numbers of intakes are well over 500 with our adoption rate at 99%. We do help handle county seizures and for that reason we try our best to maintain the best security for those involved in the case, because of this our location isn’t always discloseable. We are in the process of a big land purchase currently so we will have more room to help more animals. We will be publishing another article in next month’s Tradewinds Magazine with all of our updates! If you would like to help our mission by donating funds (or set up a monthly donation) you may do so through PayPal @ rightwayrescue , if you would like to donate feed you may call Farm City @ 2523341552 and telling them you would like to pay over the phone and

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been recognized by his peers as a key educator and invited to lecture throughout North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Dr. Smolenyak’s wife, Heather, is originally from Elizabeth City and it has been a dream of their family to return back home to northeastern NC. When Dr. Smolenyak is not visiting with his patients, he enjoys spending time with his wife, Heather and their daughter, Madelyn. They enjoy visiting the Outer Banks, time on the water, and taking advantage of all that the Albemarle Area has to offer. His hobbies include classic and muscle cars, visiting antique stores and cheering for the Carolina Hurricanes. Dr. Smolenyak is looking forward to continuing to provide quality eye care to the residents of northeastern North Carolina. He will be available in the Edenton location of Albemarle Eye Center at 101 Mark Drive, Edenton, NC.

Dr. Smolenyak specializes in the medical management of eye diseases including ocular emergencies, ocular surface disease, macular degeneration, diabetic eye disease and glaucoma. He also has extensive experience in the pre- and post-operative management of cataract surgery, having helped manage over 40,000 patients. Dr. Smolenyak is a member of the North Carolina Optometric Society and The American Optometric Association, serving in numerous leadership positions within the State Society. He actively researches cutting edge technologies and treatments for his patients, ensuring they have access to the most current treatments. Dr. Smolenyak has

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NEW HOPE for You by Pastor Greg Brinson Sinatra won an Oscar in 1959 for Best Song called “High Hopes”. The lyrics are about how a little ant could move a rubFberrank tree plant and a ram butting a dam. The chorus says Cause he’s got high hopes, he’s got high hopes, he’s got high apple pie in the sky hopes.” I wonder how many people today would say that they have high hopes. defines hope as “the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best” or “grounds for this feeling in a particular instance. “ Do you have high hopes? How would you describe your level of hope? We have heard a lot about essentials this past year. I think that hope is as important an essential of life as anything I can think of. Some wise person said that we can live about forty days without food, about three days without water, about eight minutes without air – but not a single second without hope. The Bible says, “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.” (Proverbs 13:12) There are a lot of folks hurting today because they have little to no hope. The good news is that Jesus brings a hope into our lives that will never die. In fact Jesus is called “the living hope”.

that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”(Romans 15:13) The greatest gift you or I can give anyone is hope. Ask God to help you be an encourager today. Someone filled with God’s love is a person overflowing with hope. Let’s face it, we’re like a sponge – when we’re squeezed what’s in us is what is going to come out of us. May faith, hope and love be what are poured out onto those we come in contact with each and every day! I’m blessed to have the opportunity to be the pastor of New Hope Christian Fellowship in Elizabeth City. My email address is I’m also helping with Tradewinds Media and you can reach me for that at

One of my favorite verses about hope is “Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise Him, my Savior and my God.”(Psalm 42:5) The Lord is the lifter of our head and our heart. We desperately need to encourage one another with the truth of God’s Word and his love. Let’s build each other up in hope. The Bible says, “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so

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had often heard “Take the ‘A’ Train” and thought Duke Ellington composed it. How wrong I was. Many Imusical pieces are composed by people other than the

people it is associated with. Let me tell you about William ‘Billy’ Strayhorn, an American jazz composer, pianist, lyricist, and arranger, who collaborated with bandleader and composer Duke Ellington for nearly three decades. Billy was born in Dayton, Ohio, and the family soon after moved to Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. However, his mother’s family was from Hillsborough, North Carolina, and sent him there to protect him from his father’s drunken sprees. Strayhorn spent many months of his childhood at his grandmother’s house in Hillsborough. He said that his grandmother was his primary influence during his first ten years of life. He became interested in music while living with her, playing hymns on her piano, and playing records on her Victrola record player.

Strayhorn returned to Pittsburg while still in grade school. He worked odd jobs to earn enough money to buy his first piano and took lessons. He attended Westinghouse High School, where he played in the school band, and Erroll Garner and Ahmad Jamal later attended the school. In Pittsburg, he studied classical music for a time at the Pittsburg Music Institute, writing a high school musical, forming a musical trio that played daily on a local radio station, while still in his teens. Though classical music was Strayhorn’s first love, his ambition to become a classical composer was foiled by the harsh reality of a Black man trying to make it in the classical world, which at that time was almost completely White. At age nineteen he was introduced to the music of pianists like Art Tatum and Teddy Wilson. The artistic

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influence of these musicians guided him into the realm of jazz where he remained for the rest of his life. Strayhorn met Duke Ellington in December 1938, after an Ellington performance. Billy first explained, and then showed the bandleader how he would have arranged one of Duke’s own pieces. Ellington was impressed enough to invite other band members to hear Strayhorn. At the end of the visit, Ellington arranged for Strayhorn to meet him when the band returned to New York. Strayhorn worked for Ellington for the next quarter century as an arranger, composer, occasional pianist, and collaborator. As Ellington described him, “Billy Strayhorn was my right arm, my left arm, all the eyes in the back of my head, my brain waves in his head, and his in mine.” Strayhorn was openly gay. He participated in many civil rights causes. As a committed friend to Martin Luther King Jr., he arranged and conducted “King Fit the Battle of Alabama” for the Ellington Orchestra in 1963 for the historical revue (and album) My People, dedicated to King. In 1964, Strayhorn was diagnosed with esophageal cancer, the disease that took his life in 1967. Strayhorn finally succumbed in the early morning of May 31, 1967, in the company of his partner, Bill Grove, not Lena Horne’s arms as has often been reported. His ashes were scattered in the Hudson River by a gathering of his closest friends.



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