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Twain earned a great deal of money from his writings and lectures, but he invested in ventures that lost most of it—such as the Paige Compositor, a mechanical typesetter that failed because of its complexity and imprecision. He filed for bankruptcy in the wake of these financial setbacks, but in time overcame his financial troubles with the help of Henry Huttleston Rogers. He eventually paid all his creditors in full, even though his bankruptcy relieved him of having to do so. Twain was born shortly after an appearance of Halley’s Comet, and he predicted that he would “go out with it” as well; he died the day after the comet made its closest approach to the Earth. Source: Wikipedia

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The President’s Cup is given to a graduating student who excels in the classroom, has made significant contributions of service to the college and is active in student activities and in the community. Students are nominated from each campus by faculty and staff members. A dual enrolled student from Gates County High School, Mitchell received an Associate in Arts degree, graduating summa cum laude with a 4.0 grade point average. Mitchell served as president of COA’s Nu Nu Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society, is a Morehead-Cain Scholar finalist and will attend Harvard University in the fall.

Graduating students nominated for Campus Cup awards were Cory Scherer, COA-Currituck, Associate in Arts Degree; ShyAsia Hill, COA-Edenton Chowan, Associate in Arts Degree; and Michael Lewis, Associate in Fine Arts Degree in Theatre, summa cum laude, COA-Dare.

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Elizabeth City, NC – College of The Albemarle (COA) is proud to announce Jordan Mitchell as the 2021 winner of the President’s Cup. Jordan was presented with the award during a graduation celebration held on Wednesday, May 12.

Nominated by Jeff Carter, department chair, Allied Health and program coordinator, Health & Physical Education, he shared that Mitchell was the first student he has ever had to finish a wellness course with a perfect average. “I have taught Personal Health & Wellness at COA every semester for 25 years, in both classroom and online formats. I have had many exceptional students, but Jordan was the first student to finish with a perfect average in the course, scoring 100 points on every single test and assignment. The depth and detail she puts into everything she submits is a testament to her academic work ethic.”

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EC Chamber News Dear Chamber Members, I hope you plan to attend our 110th Annual Meeting on June 17 at the Carolina Center at Corporate Drive. We can’t wait to see you at our signature annual event. Tickets go on sale today, and they are sure to go fast! Please call the Chamber office at 252-335-4365 to purchase your tickets today.

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We had a very busy May, celebrating with Grand Openings and Ribbon Cuttings at Sanctuary Design Co. and Glimmer Beauty Lounge, Body Kinect Wellness Center, Small Town Trendz, and River City Community Development Corporation NE Trades Training Center. It was wonderful to see you all come out to support your neighbors in this community. June promises to be just as exciting. Please plan to join us on June 23 for a Ribbon Cutting at College of The Albemarle’s Fenwick-Hollowell Trail, and also on June 24 at Southern Bank’s Ribbon Cutting and Business After Hours.

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Dear Citizen: Judicial Watch, a group you can easily locate on the internet, reports frightening reports about that. A review of immigration regulations shows that our policies clearly try to get new citizens who will contribute positively to our society and reject those who will cause harm of a variety of types. Also, Judicial Watch reports a national poll showing that our citizens consider immigration our most important problem. Research in one state by the Crime Prevention Research Center showed “Undocumented immigrants are at least 142% more likely to

be convicted of a crime than other Arizonans. They also tend to commit more serious crimes and serve 10.5% longer sentences, more likely to be classified as dangerous, and 45% more likely to be gang members than U.S. citizens. Yet, there are several reasons that these numbers are likely to underestimate the share of crime committed by undocumented immigrants.” (see https://papers.ssrn.com/ sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3099992) My review concluded this is a profound problem, and the data is incomplete. We need more and better research and unemotional consideration of the problem. Dear Dr. Crime: Why do we need laws against using a cell phone when driving? Who is stupid enough to do that? Charlotte Driver Dear Driver: The current issue of Discover describes cell phone use as an addiction. A recent report by the US Dept. of Transportation indicated 42% of adults said they answer cell phone calls while driving. And it impacts the brain. The Clinical Psychological Science journal reported that kids using it 3 or more hours a day were 34% more likely to consider suicide. There are other bad effects as well, so let all of us try to use the cell phone less! Dear Dr. Crime: What is it about being poor that makes kids criminals? We know that poverty plagued neighborhoods give us the crooks. Just A Man. Dear Man: Well, I know some awfully good poor folks. And the recent Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences showed more is involved than just poverty. It is not a simple and clear picture. Exposure to violence and levels of lead negatively impact life outcomes. The research is expanding and we will know more in the future.

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Moyock’s Daren Bolac Captures Virginia Sprint Series Victory at Dixieland Speedway Elizabeth City, NC – Drivers and teams may have traveled from afar, but it ended up being the local star that stole the show after earning the checkered flag in the 25-lap Virginia Sprint Series event Friday evening at Dixieland Speedway. Daren Bolac of Moyock, dominated the feature by leading flag to flag en route to his first win of the year in the traveling touring series. Bolac held off second-place Mike Leraas of Kernersville, North Carolina, and Hagerstown, Maryland’s Dylan Shatzer, who attends school at St. Mary’s College, finished in third. “It’s not easy,” Bolac said after climbing from his car and shaking his fist to the tremendous crowd on hand to witness the spectacle. “Any time you get a chance to beat these guys, it’s definitely not easy. It was a good race.” The racing complex, located in northern Pasquotank County, officially kicked off the 39th-season with five divisions of competition. It was the first race in nearly 300 days or since last July due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Smithfield, Virginia’s Brent Robinson collected a $2,000 check after winning the Allstar Late Model feature. The driver of the number 44-car led all 40-laps to end the race in the winners circle. Hunter Bailey finished in second-place and veteran racer John Staton of Chesapeake finished in third. Two cautions slowed the event after spins involving Chesapeake’s Justin Pruitt. “The car was in really good shape,” Robinson said following the event. “The track was technical tonight with it being wet. The car was handling real good.”

Third-place starter Brad Cox won the 20-lap Rapid Ron’s Racing Sportsman feature. The Henderson, North Carolina competitor held off local Elizabeth City racer and past champion, Troy Brickhouse who rallied to a second-place finish. Mark Overman rounded out the top three finishers at the checkered flag. A major wreck occurred at the start in the first turn. Several leaders got together including Brickhouse who spun his car ahead of the entire field. With nowhere to go, multiple drivers were collected, including Lee Waddell, Holley Weiss, Devin Weatherly, and more. Most were able to continue except for Weiss, whose night ended prematurely. The second-generation driver and daughter of past-champion Joe Weiss had damage to the front of her car that was too significant to allow her to chase for a victory.






“I’m just happy ya’ll are back racing again,” said Cox in victory lane after crossing the line first following the event. “I love this place. I want to thank Troy (Brickhouse) for racing me clean. I was just happy to finish to be honest with you. We couldn’t even find fuel.” He mentioned they only had a half a tank of gasoline when the event began. Kevin Bray of Maple defeated Camden’s Dennis Barnes to earn the Little Caesars Super Streets victory. Trevor Battoia of Elizabeth City may have started deep in the Biggs Cadillac Buick GMC Stock Fours feature, but he rallied back when it mattered most to claim the win over Moyock’s Chris Freeman, who finished second, and Lance Gregory crossed the finish line in third-place.

Tom Wilson Claims First Victory of Season resh from his family vacation to the Grand Canyon last week, Tom Wilson returned for his first start and deFlivered big after capturing the Allstar Late Models win on Friday evening. Wilson, from Knotts Island, started the 30-lap contest on the outside pole, but quickly took command of the race and was not to be denied after crossing the finish line ahead of his fellow competitors. On lap five, polesitter Billy Hubbard of Cobbs Creek, Virginia, spun in turn four and Hunter Bailey was collected in the incident. Hubbard rebounded and earned the runner-up finishing position. Elizabeth City native, Larry Jackson took the final podium position of third. “You have no idea how lucky I am,” Wilson said after climbing from his race car following the event in victory lane. “I am very thankful.” With the second place effort, Hubbard takes over the points lead by four points over Jackson. Mark Overman of Elizabeth City, won his first event of the season in the Rapid Ron’s Racing Sportsman division. Overman led all 25-laps in his efforts to secure the victory while taking over the season long points lead. Past champions Mark Gonzales crossed the finish line in second place with Troy Brickhouse claiming third.

Maple, North Carolina’s Kevin Bray became the first repeat winner of the year when he visited victory lane after Friday’s Little Caesars Super Streets event. Bray started in third and negotiated his way to the front by the end of the race. He continues to lead the point standings. Past track champion, Dennis Barnes of Camden, was caught up in an incident on lap six when Jeff Hunt spun his 57-car in turns one and two and collected the driver of the number 20 Hardees team in the melee, ending his shot at winning. Barnes attempted to restart the event, but his car failed to continue on the ensuing restart. Eric Kellar came back to earn his best career finish of second with Chris Lincoln of Chesapeake earning third, in his first start of 2021.

In the R&D Super Fours first race of 2021, Ricky Waters of Virginia Beach was able to earn the big winners hardware after finishing in the first place. Todd Smith of Edenton finished in second with Dillon Rollinson claiming third.

Initially, it appeared as though Trevor Battoia would notch his second straight win of the season in the Biggs Cadillac Buick GMC Stock Fours record books, however, that was put in jeopardy while he was leading late in the race and made contact with Kayla Ehret, who was in danger of going a lap down. Both drivers spun on the front stretch and Battoia cut a tire, forcing him to pit under the yellow flag that was necessitated due to the incident. In the end, Moyock’s Chris Freeman won the feature, his first of 2021, with Robert Fulcher earning second-place and Battoia bounced back to earn the third-place. Free-

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rostate Cancer is a rapidly growing type of cancer found in males and is the second most P common type of cancer as per the report of the

American Cancer Society. There have been researches suggesting that your diet plays a vital role in protecting your or decreasing your chances of getting prostate cancer. It is a well-known fact that your body is made up of the food that you consume on a day to day basis. We have curated a well-researched list of some healthy food options that can help you combat the risk of developing prostate cancer. 1) Broccoli: This wonder vegetable belongs to the cruciferous class and is an abundant source of glucoraphanin. This chemical has been observed to reduce cancer-causing toxins in the body. Other cruciferous vegetables that you can include in your diet are cauliflower, cabbage and sprouts. You can add these vegetables to your salads, soups or simply stir fry them. 2) Tomatoes: Tomato is a rich source of lycopene, which is a strong antioxidant. According to studies, lycopene is supposed to reduce cell damage and slow down the production of cancer cells. The best way to include tomatoes in your everyday diet is by either grinding them in a mixer to form a puree or cooking them instead of eating them raw, as lycopene tightly adheres to the cell walls of tomatoes. 3) Green Tea: The benefits of green tea are innumerable and they also have a positive effect on reducing the growth of prostate cancer. Green tea consists chemical compounds like xanthine, epicatechin and epigallocatechin gallate and they have amazing benefits on the body. You can easily include green tea in your diet by taking a cup every day in the morning. 4) Legumes: This class of food mainly includes beans, pulses and peanuts. These food items contain a chemical compound, phytoestrogens. If you include an increased amount of phytoestrogens in your diet then according to studies you have at least 20 % reduced chances of developing prostate cancer. Legumes also have antioxidant properties and decrease the amount of cell death. There are however certain foods that you should restrict or completely avoid in your diet. Let us find


out what are those options: 1) Processed Meat: A high intake of meat in your daily diet is directly linked to having prostate cancer. Cooked and processed meat is rich in carcinogens and amines which are harmful to the body. Some examples of processed meat are beef, pork and sausages, you can replace these with better options like chicken, turkey, salmon and tuna. 2) Dairy: Dairy is a huge part of our lifestyle but consuming an excessive amount of dairy poses a higher risk of developing prostate cancer. Try to replace whole fat milk with fat-free varieties like almond milk, flax milk, soy milk. 3) Alcohol: Consumption of alcohol is one of the major causes of the development of prostate cancer. You need to be very careful if you are a heavy drinker and try to replace alcohol with sparkling water, tea, fruit juices or non-alcoholic beer. Prostate cancer is one of the fast-developing types of cancers and your diet can largely help you in reducing the chances of developing cancer. References: 1) Healthline; “4 Types of Foods to Avoid for Prostate Health”; accessed on 25th May 2021; https://www. healthline.com/health/prostate-cancer/foods-to-avoidfor-prostate-health 2) Healthline; “6 Foods to Boost Prostate Health”; accessed on 25th May 2021; https://www.healthline. com/health/prostate-cancer/foods-for-prostate-health Cici is a 2 year old terrier mix who is dog friendly and loves attention. She is heartworm positive and will need to be treated. SPCA of Northeastern North Carolina 252-338-5222 Sponsored By Perry Auto Group

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Improve Your Backyard Life With These Lawn Care Tips (StatePoint) The backyard is one of the most popular spots of the home to relax, host and have fun. However, it all starts with a beautiful lawn. If you’re in the weeds -- literally -- there are great resources available to help you tackle lawn care so you can make the most of your outdoor spaces and have a better overall outdoor experience. One place that can help you get started is Exmark’s Backyard Life site. Exmark, a leading manufacturer of lawn care equipment, created this multimedia destination to provide homeowners with everything from barbecue recipes and design tips to gardening and lawn care advice. The fourth episode in the Exmark Original “Backyard Smart” video series, offers the following steps for repairing bare spots in the lawn: • Remove dead grass and weeds, • Loosen the soil a few inches deep. If it’s hard and dry, add fresh topsoil. • Next, sow seeds that match your lawn type. Gently rake them into the soil. • Now, feed that new grass using a granular starter fertilizer. • Lightly cover the area with straw to hold in moisture and keeps birds from snacking. • Water it and keep it damp at all times.

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• Sprouts will appear soon! But wait a few weeks before mowing. Experts also say that ongoing maintenance is essential to keeping that lawn looking great. “One of the worst things you’ll have to fight, no matter what type of grass you have, is weeds,” says Exmark partner Brian Latimer, a professional angler and yard fanatic. “And you’ll have to fight weeds all year.”

cutting your lawn super low will allow sunlight in, which warms root systems and soil temperatures. Bag clippings so sunlight, fertilizer and water can penetrate the soil. More backyard life tips, advice and video tutorials can be found by visiting exmark.com/backyard. When it comes to better backyard life, a beautiful lawn is fundamental. Taking your cues from the professionals can help you achieve lush, green spaces perfect for grilling, playing, kicking back and more.

To ensure a lush, healthy lawn, Latimer offers these additional weed-fighting and green-up tips: 1. Fight Weeds. Although hand-weeding works, applying pre-emergent treatments to your lawn can help combat opportunistic weeds preemptively. Just be sure any chemical being applied is safe for the type of grass you have. Keep an eye on your lawn and manage weeds that appear. 2. Mulch. While weeds tend to thrive in bare soil, they hate thick mulch. Mulching can keep weeds from germinating. Use landscape fabrics beneath the mulch to keep sunlight out, but you’ll want to be sure it’s a type that will allow water to still permeate your soil. You’ll also want to prune plants and trees. This doesn’t just include cutting back new growth, but also cleaning out dead limbs or branches, and shaping areas that have become unsightly. 3. Scalp. To start the season, “scalp” warm-season grasses like zoysia or Bermuda. Removing old growth by

The Two Great Feasts of June

his month of June, the Orthodox Church celebrates two of the most important celebrations in the Christian year T -- Ascension and Pentecost. The Orthodox Church dates Easter differently than does the Roman Church and the West. Because of this difference, the Orthodox celebration of Easter is always later. In turn, all the feasts that rely on Easter are also later. So while most of the world celebrated Ascension and Pentecost on May 13 and May 23 respectively, we Eastern Orthodox Christians celebrate them on June 10 and June 20. But the dating of these feasts pales in importance to the meaning of the feasts. Pentecost depends upon the Ascension. One would not be far from the truth if they said that the whole reason why Jesus was born, and suffered the Cross, and rose from the dead, was just so that He would then ascend to heaven and ask the Father to send down the Holy Spirit -- fifty days after the Resurrection. The Descent of the Holy Spirit upon all of humanity could have only happened if the Son of God came to the Father not only as divine but also as human. Jesus presented to the Father the offering of His humanity, and precisely because of this offering and request, the Father sent the Holy Spirit to descend upon the world. In a beautiful way, this descent follows the descent of the Son of God when He was born of the Virgin Mary. Now, the Holy Spirit is present to all of humanity, not just a few special prophets.


by Fr Jonathan Tobias, MDiv, MSEd

The Orthodox Church proclaims that Jesus Christ is King of Creation now, as He is seated at the Right Hand of God the Father, so says about twenty verses in the New Testament and the Nicene Creed. And the Creed adds “And His Kingdom shall have no end.” Jesus is the Ascended King -- that is why, technically speaking, that the Orthodox Church has no room for the recognition of any worldly king or autocrat. We already have a King, and only He truly reigns. Since Pentecost, history is the story of the slow, gradual emergence of Jesus’ Kingdom. It is not an obvious superficial story. It is an emergence draped in mystery, proceeding from heart to heart, out of hidden, unnoticed acts of goodness and love. The Holy Spirit of Pentecost proceeds by miracle, sacrament, and meekness. It is a procession, and a history, that the news media and the politicians will never notice, but it is happening all the same. It is why we pray, in that best of all prayers, “Thy Kingdom come.”

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Museum of the Albemarle

By: Wanda Lassiter, Curator, Museum of the Albemarle

urricane season runs from June 1 to November 30. According to the National Oceanic and AtH mospheric Administration (NOAA), “NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is predicting another above-normal Atlantic hurricane season. Forecasters predict a 60% chance of an above-normal season, a 30% chance of a near-normal season, and a 10% chance of a below-normal season. However, experts do not anticipate the historic level of storm activity seen in 2020.”

Now is the time to begin your preparations, if you have not already, for hurricane season and any type of disaster. A few years ago, the Museum of the Albemarle conducted a workshop on disaster planning for regional organizations and institutions. In this workshop, attendees learned that the first step you can take for disaster preparedness is to update your emergency contact list. Next, is to inventory all of your emergency supplies. Maybe you have a few left over from last year. Or maybe you had to use some of your disaster supplies for COVID-19 reasons. Thirdly, update or begin writing a disaster plan. In some instances, this may be your first task as it will become a basis for the first two steps. We have

found that there are numerous online resources that you can use in writing or updating your plan. Connecting to Collections Care (https://www.connectingtocollections.org/resources/?fwp_search_term=disaster) is great place to start for organizations or institutions. But there are some pretty interesting facts you can also use in your own personal disaster plan.

September 14, 2020 image of tropical systems in the Atlantic Basin. Image courtesy of NOAA.

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. “I know your race. It is made up of sheep. It is governed by minorities. Seldom or never by majorities. It suppresses its feelings and beliefs and follows the handful that makes the most noise. Sometimes the noisy handful is right. Sometimes wrong. But no matter, the crowed follows it. The vast majority of the race, whether savage or civilized are secretly kindhearted, and shrink from inflicting pain. But in the presence of the aggressive and pitiless minority they don’t dare to assert themselves.” ― Mark Twain

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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 (benedict@svots.edu, 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.

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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. Saturday 5:00pm - Great Vespers Great Vespers is an evening service of psalms, hymns and prayers; on certain days there are readings from other parts of Scripture.The Ninth Hour is read before the beginning of Great Vespers. The Ninth Hour is a service of psalms and prayers.

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Vortex Environmental, Health and Safety, LLC The Last Line of Defense is a common sight to see construction workmanufacturing personnel, lawn care laIbor,ters,and hobbyists using hard hats, safety glass-

es, hearing protection and gloves. All of these work devices belong to a category known as personal protective equipment or PPE. Personal protective gear is designed, when chosen and worn properly, to protect the wearer from specific workplace hazards. There are some misunderstandings about PPE. PPE does not eliminate the hazards. A hardhat will not prevent an object from falling on your head. It will help to mitigate the impact of something falling on your head. The hazards still exit, and workers are therefore exposed to falling objects, but PPE adds a last “line of defense” or a thin barrier between the particular hazard and the wearer. There is no universal PPE. Any given choice of PPE does not protect against all hazards. Cotton gloves do not protect the hands against chemical exposure. Disposable particulate filtering respirators do not afford protection against chemical fumes or compensate for low oxygen levels. When it comes to PPE, one size does not fit all. Bodies and body parts come in all shapes and sizes. The PPE must not only protect against the hazard but also fit well enough to be worn comfortably. OSHA requires employers to conduct a workplace hazard assessment to determine the hazards accurately in order to choose the proper level and type of PPE necessary to protect workers. OSHA also requires employers to train employees on the hazards in the workplace and the PPE necessary to provide protection. Training continues to inform workers the limitations of the PPE, correct methods to put on and take off (don and doff) PPE, how to care for the equipment, and when to replace it. When evaluating workplace hazards, the correct

method to mitigate the exposures uses a process known as the Hierarchy of Controls. The first step is to determine if the hazard can be eliminated. Instead of requiring a worker to wear fall protection equipment when working at heights, evaluate using guardrails or other protective barriers to remove the possibility of falling. The second step uses workplace or administrative controls. When working in high temperatures use a required rest-cooling period at regular intervals or schedule those hottest tasks early in the morning or during the night when temperatures are cooler. If none of these process methods are viable, or in addition to these methods, use PPE as the last line of defense.

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uying or selling a home tends to be a stressful time, and parts of the process have a tendency to happen where you find yourself saying, “Like I really need THIS on my plate right now”. Getting pre-qualified for a mortgage or getting your current home “picture ready,” to negotiating contracts, and signing your life away, (or at least so it feels,) are just some of the tasks that may happen at an inconvenient time. After all those tasks are complete, you receive your new keys, or hand over your keys to the new family who is ready to enjoy their new home. All those stressful times feel worth it and those moments, to me, are my favorite part of real estate and representing clients. Another one of my favorite parts of real estate is being able to represent military personnel and their families by offering the Military On The Move program through Howard Hanna.


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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Is your dog walking you or are you walking your dog? (BPT) - Dogs and leash walking go hand in hand, pun intended. Most people feel their dog’s pull of excitement about what’s ahead. But some dogs lag behind and even stop walking altogether. If you feel like you’re dragging your dog, don’t assume she’s stubborn or lazy. Instead, it could be her way of telling you she’s in pain. These insights from the veterinarians at American Regent Animal Health, maker of Adequan® Canine (polysulfated glycosaminoglycan), will help you understand the subtle health messages your dog may be sending. 1. Healthy joints mean active dogs Healthy joints allow dogs to sit for a treat, run for a ball and, yes, go on walks. The complex structure of joints is amazing and protecting them is a great way to keep your dog happy. 2. Osteoarthritis can slow dogs down Unfortunately, estimates show one in five dogs suffers from canine osteoarthritis (also known as arthritis). This degenerative disease develops when joint cartilage, tissues and fluids break down. As osteoarthritis (OA) gets worse over time, it can cause bone-on-bone contact in the joint and an uncomfortable life for your dog. 3. Young, old, large or small: Any dog can suffer from painful OA While arthritis in people often comes with age, most cases of OA in dogs begin in the first four to six months of life. Any size of dog can develop OA, but overweight dogs and large-breed dogs including Golden retrievers,

Labrador retrievers and German shepherds are more at risk for OA. 4. Watch for the early warning signs of OA

your dog might be suffering from canine OA, schedule an appointment with your veterinarian. Work together to manage OA before it’s too late, so you and your dog can walk together for years to come.

Luckily, your dog gives clues if he’s developing OA. He might struggle to get comfortable and frequently change positions, shift his weight from side to side or front to back when standing, act more anxious, hesitate to climb stairs and show less interest in playing or - you guessed it - in taking walks. 5. Help protect your dog’s joints Good news: Canine OA is a manageable disease, especially if it’s diagnosed early. Managing OA early may help slow its effects and help keep your dog’s cartilage healthy. Talk to your veterinarian about whether Adequan Canine is right for your dog. Caution: Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian. For safety information and to learn more, visit adequancanine.com. 6. That leash is made for walking In addition to treating OA early, walking helps joints function and feel better. Dogs with OA actually get worse if they don’t move enough, because their joints get stiff. Lack of exercise can lead to increased weight, which puts pressure on sore joints. So, grab that leash and remember that a walk a day helps keep OA away. Next time you take a stroll with your dog, pay attention to how - and where - your dog walks. If you suspect

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Outer Banks

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he Frisco Native American Museum & Natural History Center reopened in May after fourteen months closure due to COVID-19. To celebrate, special “Meet the Artist” programs are scheduled for the summer. Visitors will be able to learn a new craft, discover their talents, or just take advantage of the opportunity to meet and interact with a working artist. The programs include: Native American Pottery

Our Director of Education & Public Relations, Barbara Miller, will be working on traditional pottery. Trained at the Institute of American Indian Arts, Barbara will demonstrate pinch pot techniques with different pottery styles, clays, and firing methods. Visitors may make their own pinch pot or decorate a clay tile using methods the Outer Banks tribes would have employed. Participants can expect to get their hands dirty and take home their own special creation.

by: Joyce Bornfriend

Many of our returning visitors will recognize one of our “Meet the Artist” members as Amber Roth, the lady who is often at the front counter. Accomplished in a variety of mediums, the craft Amber presents could vary from pendants carved from local shells, painted feathers, to beadwork jewelry!

The programs will be presented every Friday from June 18— September 3, 2021. Details will be available on the museum website for each session as well as in the museum the day of the event. Sessions are included in museum admission; however, there will be a modest charge for supplies if participants want to make their own craft. Class size will be limited, so individuals may wish to pre-register.

Sample Clay figure made by Barbara Miller

The Frisco Native American Museum & Natural History Center is located on Hatteras Island and is open Tuesday–Sunday from 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM. For more information, call 252995-4440 or visit www.nativeamericanmusuem.org.

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Oppor-tuna-ties Abound By Rosie Hawthorne

oday, I’m cooking tuna and here’s how: Get out your T cast iron skillet. Heat it up between 375° and 400°, film it with some peanut oil (high smoke point), drop in a chunk

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of unsalted butter, and when the butter gets all bubbly, gently place your tuna steak in. Cook 2 – 2 ½ minutes on the first side.  Turn it over and go about another two minutes on the flip side.  Remove from pan and plate, else it keeps on cooking.  Depending on the thickness of your steak and how hot your pan is (Get an instant-read laser thermometer.), you’ll have a rare to medium-rare tuna steak. If you want more of a blackened steak, crank up the heat (425° - 450°) and cut back the time (1½ - 2 minutes first side, 1 - 1½ on the flip). These times are suggestions for starting points. Practice and you’ll get the hang of it and be able to cook your steaks rare to medium-rare, however you like. I do recommend that thermometer though.

Rosie’s Gremolata 1 cup packed parsley, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced Zest of ½ lemon Juice of 1 lemon 2 TB olive oil Combine all ingredients. Season with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper. Top gremolata with red chile flakes.

Now, about seasoning. You can go simple, with just kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, and you’ll be just fine.  Or, you can sprinkle sesame seeds (and use a little sesame oil in the pan for extra flavor); or, if you like a little heat, try red chile pepper flakes; or you can try some togarashi seasoning - a combination of red chiles, black and white sesame seeds, nori, poppy seed, and lemon and orange zest. For starters, I have your basic seared tuna along with a couple condiments for you to try - a gremolata and a fruit salsa. Both seasonings accent the tuna most agreeably, adding both freshness and brightness to the dishes.

Gremolata is a classic Italian condiment, zesty and herbal, typically made with parsley, garlic, and lemon zest. Once you’ve made the original version, you can get creative and make variations on the theme. For example, try substituting basil or mint, or even spinach for parsley. Scallions, nuts, and various citrus zests (lime or orange) would be welcome flavorings also. Any leftover gremolata can be used over roasted vegetables, stirred into pasta dishes, added to your next batch of meatballs, or, with a little balsamic vinegar and more olive oil, used as a salad dressing. For my tuna, I’m going with a fairly basic gremolata.

For the tuna: I pressed lemon zest, kosher salt, and Lawry’s seasoned pepper into my tuna steaks and then seared them (in oil and butter) as directed above. Spoon gremolata over cooked tuna steaks.

For my next tuna dish, bright colors and fresh flavors in my fruit salsa complement the fish perfectly. I marinated the tuna steaks for about an hour in a mixture of 2 TB ginger juice with pulp and 2 TB soy sauce. Whenever I buy ginger root, I slice it into one-inch chunks and freeze it. That way, I always have ginger on hand.  Also, I’ve found that the best way to get juice out of ginger is to freeze it first, then peel and nuke the chunks for about 20 seconds.  You can easily squeeze the juice out by hand, or use a garlic press and get the juice and scrape off some of the pulp.  Sear fillets according to above instructions. Serve with fresh fruit salsa. Fruit Salsa 3 strawberries, diced

My last offering is marinated tuna fillets with a reduced sauce made from the marinade. You want to take advantage of every bit of that flavor and goodness.

1 kiwi, peeled and diced

For the marinade:

For the tuna:

1 tsp sugar

Zest of 1 orange

1 TB cider vinegar

Juice of one orange (½ cup juice)

Let tuna fillets marinate for an hour. Remove from marinade and shake off excess.

1 TB soy sauce 1 – 2 tsp chopped cilantro Combine all ingredients and spoon over tuna fillets.

⅓ cup red wine vinegar ¼ cup soy sauce 2 1-inch cubes ginger, juiced and pulped 1 tsp red pepper flakes Combine all ingredients.

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Sear tuna according to above directions. Remove from pan. Lower heat and pour in marinade. Let simmer and reduce a bit. Finish off the sauce by swirling in a tablespoon or two of cold, unsalted butter, cut into small pieces. This is to enrich, thicken, and give the sauce a nice glossy sheen. When adding butter to a sauce, have the pan off your burner or over very low heat. Add the butter gradually and whisk constantly. Boiling or rapid simmering can cause the sauce to separate and break up. To achieve that velvety consistency of an emulsion, incorporate the butter over low heat (or off heat) just enough to melt and thicken, but not hot enough to break and melt into oily puddles. Spoon sauce onto plate and place tuna fillet on top of the pool. Pour more of the reduction over fillet and sprinkle with chopped scallions. Enjoy!

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Albemarle Pregnancy Resource Center the Albemarle Crisis Pregnancy Center, nonprofit Christian organization opened its Idoorsna 1988 here in northeastern NC to provide services

to women facing crisis pregnancy situations. The center has since added medical services and with a name change in 2012 it is now Albemarle Pregnancy Resource Center & Clinic. The mission remains the same; to support, education and empower men and women to make life affirming decisions regarding their pregnancy, sexual health, and relationships. APRCC’s free and confidential services include online parenting education classes, parenting support groups, material assistance (baby items), pregnancy testing, STI testing, prenatal vitamins, limited obstetric ultrasounds, options counseling, prenatal education, and OB care referrals, STI education and treatment referrals, and post abortion counseling. My involvement with the center started in 1996 when my pastor asked me to serve as our church representative at their Walk for Life fundraising event. I was pro-life, but true confession, I was not passionate about the cause. Honestly, I did not understand the true impact of the organization. I mean, I was there to help represent my church for this event. You know, a one and done deal. I would have never in a million years thought pro-life ministry was where I would be headed. Fast forward 25 years, you guessed it. Here I am! And in these past 25 years, can I tell you what I

have learned first and foremost? This organization matters! APRCC matters to the families it walks alongside through both the best of situations and the worst. It matters to the moms that choose life and are raising their children against all odds. It matters to the moms who choose abortion and come back for counseling support to work through the pain and regret. It matters to the moms and dads who come seeking parent education and support to strengthen their families. It matters to the young women and men who have had sex outside of marriage and are dealing with the consequences of those actions. #APRCCMATTERS! Last year alone the APRCC had over 1000 client contacts in the resource center through the parenting program and over 250 patient contacts in the medical clinic. That means 1250 opportunities to matter to families here in northeastern NC. Let me say it again for the folks that might have missed it, #APRCCMATTERS!

*The center is privately funded by local individuals, churches, businesses, and several small grants. It is a 501(c)3 and all donations are tax deductible. If you would like to donate, please visit the website or call today.

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WWII’s “Forgotten Battle” in Alaska’s Aleutian Islands by: Tara Ross

1943, the Battle of Attu comes to an end. It an American victory! The Japanese had Iheldnwastwo of Alaska’s Aleutian Islands for nearly a year—but now we’d won one back. The second would soon follow.

The Battle of Attu was the only land battle fought in North America during World War II, yet somehow it has earned the tag, “The Forgotten Battle.” How can that be? We suffered more than 3,000 casualties, including 549 dead, at Attu. Shouldn’t more Americans know about it? And how did World War II make its way to the Aleutian Islands, anyway? There are several theories. Possibly, the Japanese were worried that we’d use the islands to launch an attack. The Aleutian Islands stretch westward across the Pacific, so such a use was possible. Or perhaps the Japanese wanted to launch their own attack on us, using the islands as a base. Or maybe they were simply working on their defensive perimeter in the Pacific. To this day, Japanese motivations remain a bit unclear.

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The element of surprise still wasn’t enough. The Japanese were badly outnumbered, and they were losing. They considered surrender dishonorable, so they began killing themselves by holding grenades to their chests. The battle was effectively over—and American forces would also recover Kiska, uncontested, several weeks later. It’s been more than 75 years, but perhaps now is a good time to finally remember the thousands of “forgotten” heroes who fought at Attu.

Whatever the reason, the Japanese seized the sparsely populated islands of Attu and Kiska on June 6 and 7, 1942.

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Naturally, we immediately began planning to get our islands back. It wouldn’t be easy. Remember, we were still regrouping from losses sustained at Pearl Harbor, Midway, and elsewhere—and Alaskan weather can complicate even simple tasks! Nevertheless, we soon secured a few Aleutian Islands and built airfields there. We’d need a place from which to stage an attack. That attack finally came at Attu Island on May 11, 1943. “[W]e landed in fog as thick as mashed potatoes,” one private described, “expecting a wild dash across the beach with bullets flying, and there weren’t any.”

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The Japanese had gone further inland. American troops would need to find them. Unfortunately, nothing seemed to be going right. The soldiers weren’t used to the fog, wind, and snow. Their clothing and shoes were inadequate. Artillery and other machines kept getting stuck in mud. “The ground was new to us,” one officer later said, “the tundra and the holes and the snow gave us a bad time all the way. Some of the slopes were so straight up that we used ropes to haul our guns over them.” The conflict continued in this difficult terrain for weeks. Our soldiers were suffering from hunger: Resupply planes couldn’t always find them in the dense fog! The cold was biting, and many soldiers developed trench foot. The task had to have seemed impossible at times. But by May 28, we’d confined enemy forces to an area around Chichagof Harbor. The Japanese made one last-ditch effort, starting a banzai charge during the early morning hours of May 29.


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‘No Evidence’ That Gun Buyback Programs Reduce Gun Violence, New Economic Study Finds

hortly before Christmas in 2018, a woman named Darlene voluntarily turned in a 9mm pistol to the Baltimore SPolice Department. It was just one of about 500 firearms the department collected that day as part of the city’s gun buyback program, which paid citizens somewhere between $25 and $500 in exchange for their firearms and high-capacity magazines. Darlene, however, had a confession. She was turning in her 9mm, she told a local news reporter, so she could “upgrade to a better weapon.” Like what? the reporter asked. “I don’t know,” Darlene said. “I haven’t quite decided.” Do Gun Buybacks Work? Supporters of gun buybacks, such as Baltimore’s mayor and police chief, say the program is an effective way to reduce violent crime. “Our point here is, there are guns on the streets of our city,” said then Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh. “We are signaling folks out there, we don’t care if it’s grandpa’s gun or your gun, we want it.”

Darlene’s story, however, was used as ammunition by skeptics of gun buybacks to show the programs are ineffective and a waste of taxpayer resources. Skeptics of gun buybacks have long argued that stacks of rifles, pistols, and gun magazines “look impressive when they’re displayed at news conferences,” but argue they do little to reduce gun violence. “Researchers who have evaluated gun control strategies say buybacks—despite their popularity—are among the least effective ways to reduce gun violence,” USA Today reported back in 2013. A newly released academic study reinforces the claim that gun buybacks don’t reduce gun violence. ‘No Evidence’ Gun Buybacks Reduce Gun Crime Last week the National Bureau of Economic Research published a paper titled “Have US Gun Buyback Programs Misfired?” The paper, which was authored by economists at the University of California, Santa Barbara, San Diego State University, and Montana State University, differed from previous studies in that it didn’t study a single city’s Gun Buyback Program (GBP), but an array of them. Researchers said they identified 339 GBPs across 277 cities, examining public records to determine the number of firearms sold in each. They concluded the data is clear: gun buybacks do not reduce gun crime. “Using data from the National Incident Based Reporting System, we find no evidence that GBPs reduce gun crime,” the researchers said. “Using data from the National Vital Statistics System, we also find no evidence that GBPs reduce suicides or homicides where a firearm was involved.” The NBER paper dovetails with other studies that focused specifically on Seattle, Buffalo, and Milwaukee, which found buyback programs were ineffective but popular with the public.


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“I think the evidence still suggests that if the goal is to prevent intentional homicide, the gun buybacks are not likely to achieve that objective,” Michael S. Scott, director of the Center for Problem-Oriented Policing and a clinical professor at Arizona State University, told The Democrat and Chronicle in 2016. The Cost of Gun Buybacks Some may argue that there is little harm in gun buybacks even if they don’t work, since they are voluntary. Yet this ignores the fact that gun buybacks are quite costly. The first ever US gun buyback occurred in Baltimore in 1974. Citizens were paid $50 ($259 in 2019 dollars) for any firearms they turned in, researchers said, and the city collected some 13,500 firearms. The cost? Some $660,000. This is just one city. Costs are substantially larger at the national level. Australia’s massive 1996 gun buyback program, for example, collected 640,000 firearms, costing taxpayers some $230 million. A buyback on that scale in the US would involve the collection of about 78.6 million firearms, researchers said. The cost would likely be tens of billions of dollars. In the US, however, gun buybacks tend to occur at the local level. Nevertheless, costs can run surprisingly high, since there is little incentive to control spending. The lack of spending oversight has at times manifested itself in comical ways.

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For starters, an abundance of research tends to agree that buybacks are relatively popular with the public. The policies have the appearance of being “voluntary” (except, of course, for the wealth that was taxed to make the purchase), and are easier to pass and less controversial than gun control laws. This allows politicians and bureaucrats to show they are “doing something” to reduce gun violence in cities. Meanwhile, the only real costs of gun buybacks—tax revenues essentially wasted—are widely dispersed, which, as F.A. Hayek once pointed out, makes them “difficult to see.” The economist Milton Friedman famously stated that “One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programs by their intentions rather than their results.” But people often do judge policies by their intentions (or their appearances)—which is no doubt why Friedman so often made this point. The popularity of gun buybacks is yet another instance in the government arena of good intentions overshadowing dismal results.

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In 2019, for example, YouTuber Royal Nonesuch was able to make $300 by selling several “pipe guns” he made out of scrap—he described them as “the crappiest guns” he ever made— to the state of Missouri. Officials at the event didn’t seem to care or even notice, evidenced by the fact that the individual who paid Nonesuch never bothered to inspect the firearms. Economist Daniel Mitchell offered an anecdote that is perhaps even more amusing. During Baltimore’s 2018 gun buyback, Mitchell noticed the city was offering people $25 for every “high-capacity” magazine they turned in. The problem? A quick online search revealed that some magazines could be purchased for between $11-$13. This meant a clever entrepreneur could have purchased a car full of magazines and turned them into the city to make a quick, hefty profit at the expense of taxpayers (and to the benefit of gun manufacturers). Buybacks: Great Politics, Bad Policy If a preponderance of evidence shows gun buybacks are ineffective and costly, it invites an important question: why are they so popular with local governments? The answer can be found in public choice theory, an economic concept pioneered by Nobel Prize-winning economist James Buchanan that essentially says government officials make decisions based on self-interest just like everyone else. Gun buybacks may not be good policy, but it turns out they are great politics—especially in cities plagued by gun violence.

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What If …… By: Stella Knight, Attorney uestion. Several years ago, my husband was diagnosed with dementia. He is still living at Q home, and we manage, but recently I have become

concerned about our situation. What if I should die first? Who would take care of my husband? Who would pay the bills and make medical decisions for him? I am staying awake at night and thinking about all the possibilities – what if? My health is beginning to suffer. We both have wills and durable powers of attorney. We are not wealthy people, but I guess our assets are about $200,000 - $300,000 (including the house, retirement accounts and bank accounts). Is there anything I can do? Worried Sick Dear Worried. First, do not be anxious. I am glad you both have wills and durable powers of attorney. Those documents are a good first step, but you should also consider a health care power of attorney and a living will. In a health care power of attorney, you name a friend or family member to act as your health care agent. Then, if you are unable to advise your doctor regarding the health care you wish, your health care agent is given the power to make your health care decisions. A health care power of attorney is different from a living will (a declaration of a desire for a natural death). A living will allows you to express your wishes about life prolonging measures in the event you are permanently unconscious, suffer from severe dementia or are terminally ill. The health care power of attorney and living will may be referred to as advanced directives. There are different ways to pass property at your death. Some ways to pass property are by operation of law, will or trust. Operation of law means that assets which you own jointly with your husband, will become the sole property of your husband at your death. In addition, assets which have your husband named as the beneficiary, such as your retirement account and life insurance – are paid to your husband at your death. You do not mention whether you have children or not.

If you die first, some issues you may wish to consider are: 1. If you husband is unable to manage his financial affairs, the agent in the durable power of attorney would manage his assets on his behalf. Since you are likely named as your husband’s agent and in the above scenario you have died, has a successor agent been named? If so, is that person still willing and able to act? 2. Have you and your husband discussed where he would live if you died first? Would you have sufficient resources to hire in-home care, or would he move into an assisted living facility? Are there family members that would assist with his care? There are so many variables to consider – they are beyond the scope of this article. I would recommend you review your existing documents. At the very least, you and your husband (if he is still competent) should update your durable powers of attorney to include successor agents. Is the person you name as your successor agent capable of handling the increased responsibility? Would a professional, such as your attorney, (rather than a family member or friend) be a better choice for your agent? Also, you should review your will. Should you consider a trust for the benefit of your husband? If he survives you, a trustee may be named to manage the assets for your husband’s support and the cost of his care.

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Northeastern North Carolina Family History - the more things change, the more they stay the same... By: Irene Hampton - nencfamilyhistory@gmail.com he lack of rain in recent weeks had me thinking about crops in the fields. Old newspaper accounts remind T me that livelihoods that depend on the land or water - and trials go hand in hand. These articles from 1883 and 1884 originally appeared in Elizabeth City newspapers and were reprinted in Raleigh’s News and Observer.

“The News and Observer” Raleigh, NC - September 21, 1883 Notes from Northeastern North Carolina “The Nags Head hotel has closed for the season and we are pleased to hear that the proprietors, Messrs, Moody and Sutton have made money, and would have made more if transportation facilities had not been suspended. With daily steamboat communication Nag’s Head would do splendidly...The crops have been greatly damaged. Fodder, corn, peas and buckwheat have all been blown about and torn to pieces. The cold nights are causing the cotton to take the rust and it is feared that the rice crop will be blasted…” “The News and Observer” Raleigh, NC - November 29, 1883 Items for Northeastern North Carolina “We are pleased to see the interest that is taken in the revival of the agricultural society and its annual fairs. The Farmers’ club at its meeting on Monday, set the ball in motion, and it was responded to promptly… The oyster parking house is in this place, we are pleased to learn, is doing good business… In Washington county crops are coming in rapidly. Cotton an average crop. Corn light. Rice small turn out. People in good health and spirits. Trade brisk… In Camden the farmers say they will get about a half crop of corn...In Tyrrell the farmers are nothing near done picking out cotton and are gathering corn. The rice crop is very common.” “The News and Observer” Raleigh, NC - April 3, 1884 Northeastern N.C. “In Bertie county times are dull. The freshet in Cashie river is getting higher. Windsor is almost flooded. Gardens are very backward. The land is so wet and cold that young plants cannot grow...In Currituck the shad

fishermen have done very badly thus far this season... Last Saturday was a dark day. About 10 o’clock a.m. a dark, threatening, and cyclone-looking cloud overhung our town, coming from the northwest, that involved us in nearly total darkness. A portentous calm pervaded the atmosphere, but it soon dissipated adn torrents of rain, accompanied by hail, followed without any serious results. There is evidently an abnormal condition of natural force...Some of the farmers who have examined their Irish potatoes which have been plants, say they are rotting in the ground, while others who have examined theirs report them sound and nearly up. The price must surely be high and will compensate for the small quantity that will probably be raised.

water. Shad swim deeper and come in the under water. Second, fishing at the inlets and marshes, which drives the fish out of the fresh waters. If they are not allowed to get into fresh water and ripen their eggs in fifty years shad and herring will be strangers in eastern Carolina.”

“The News and Observer” Raleigh, NC - April 12, 1884 Northeastern North Carolina “Reports from the fisheries on Croatan are rather unfavorable. The winds have been unusually heavy, and the Roanoke freshets have muddied the waters in Croatan sound and thrown the fish out of seine grounds into the clearer waters on the other side...Farmers in Camden are very busy getting ready to plant corn. The hail storm of March 29 did considerable damage to fruit. Some say it was the most severe hail storm since the war...The low lands off the Lake Shore Ridge, in Hyde county, are flooded with water. And preparations for farming in consequence of it are much put back...Fishing on Chowan river is damaged by high tides, but rather better than up to this time last spring.” “The News and Observer” Raleigh, NC - June 7, 1884 Northeastern North Carolina “Falling flakes of reed cinders in the town tells us that the desert is on fire and we will look out for bears and other ‘varmints,’ on the high lands, driven out of the swamps by the fires...This had been a poor season, especially for herring. There seems to be two causes for the failure. First, the muddy water, caused by the freshets in Roanoke river, which made the fish come in at the inlets further north which were not obstructed, Herrings are more timid than shad and would not come into the muddy

Irene Hampton earned a certificate in Genealogy from Brigham Young University and worked as the Genealogical/Local history Researcher for the Pasquotank-Camden Library for over 12 years. She has also abstracted and published “Widow’s Years Provisions, 1881-1899, Pasquotank County, North Carolina”; “1840 Currituck, North Carolina Federal Census” and “Record of Marriages, Book A (1851-1867) Currituck County, North Carolina”. You may contact her at nencfamilyhistory@gmail.com.

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Even “singles” need estate plans

If you don’t have a spouse or children, you might think you don’t need to do much estate planning. But if you have any assets, any familial connections, any interest in supporting charitable groups – not to mention a desire to control your own future – you do need to establish an estate plan.

if you itemize, you may be able to claim a charitable deduction on your taxes. With the proceeds, the trust can purchase income-producing assets and provide you with an income stream for the rest of your life. Upon your death, the remaining trust assets will go the charities you’ve named.

In evaluating your needs for this type of planning, let’s start with what might happen if you die intestate – that is, without a last will and testament. In this scenario, your assets will likely have to go through the probate process, which means they’ll be distributed by the court according to your state’s intestate succession laws, essentially without regard to your wishes. Even if you don’t have children yourself, you may have nephews or nieces, or even children of cousins or friends, to whom you would like to leave some of your assets, which can include not just money but also cars, collectibles, family memorabilia and so on. But if everything you own goes through probate, there’s no guarantee that these individuals will end up with what you wanted them to have.

Aside from family members and charitable groups, there’s a third entity that’s central to your estate plans: yourself. Everyone should make arrangements to protect their interests, but, in the absence of an immediate family, you need to be especially vigilant about your financial and health care decisions. And that’s why, as part of your estate planning, you may want to include these two documents: durable power of attorney and a health care proxy.

If you want to leave something to family members or close friends, you will need to indicate this in your last will and testament or other estate planning documents. But you also may want to provide support to one or more charitable organizations. Of course, you can simply name these charities in your will, but there may be options that could provide you with more benefits. One such possibility is a charitable remainder trust. Under this arrangement, you’d transfer appreciated assets – such as stocks, mutual funds or other securities – into an irrevocable trust. The trustee, whom you’ve named – in fact, you could serve as trustee yourself – can then sell the assets at full market value, avoiding the capital gains taxes you’d have to pay if you sold them yourself, outside a trust. Plus,


Estate planning moves can be complex, so you’ll need help from a legal professional and possibly your tax and financial advisors. You may not have an immediate family, but you still need to take steps to protect your legacy. This article was written by Edward Jones for use by your local Edward Jones Financial Advisor.




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A durable power of attorney lets you name someone to manage your finances should you become incapacitated. This arrangement is especially important for anyone who doesn’t have a spouse to step in. And if you become incapacitated, your health care proxy – also known as a health care surrogate or medical power of attorney – lets you name another person to legally make health care decisions for you if you can’t do so yourself.

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do not know about you but often I have experiences in the natural that teach me about the spiritual. Jesus often used natural things that people would see around them and then tell them about a spiritual principal. I recently built a garage in my backyard. Now I am more of an old school builder along the lines of my Mennonite heritage. As a young boy growing up on the farm, I had the privilege of learning to construct things from craftsmen who knew construction not from the demands of a building code or building code inspector but from passing down ways of building things to last and that serve a purpose for sustaining life. Math in school was hard for me until I begin to learn from these craftsmen. I drew plans for this garage, had it approved by the County and started to build. Upon final inspection it was said that I needed an architects stamped approval for the trusses that I hand built using techniques I learned as a young man. So, I went to an architect and paid them to simply say that the design of the truss passed the criteria needed for the truss to do what it was designed to do.

What then is the spiritual experienced learned from this you might ask? Who gave me, my stamp of approval? I am talking about my life. The writer of the Psalms says it very well “For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Wonderful are Your works, and my soul knows it very well.” Psalms 139:13-14 Advanced science in many ways has been very helpful to us and our health in many ways, but as in many things if there is not a foundation of understanding that is carried with that advancement then the advancement itself carries a flaw. God put His stamp of approval on me in this life as I was conceived. There have been times in my life I wondered and even questioned whether God knew what He was doing when He made me. My faults and mistakes often had a louder voice in describing who I was than God did. That louder voice at one point in my life allowed me to believe in a lie. That lie was that I was no good to anyone, I could not do anything right. I remember repeating these Bible verses trying to convince myself they were true and were for me. The words “Wonderful are Your works, and my soul knows it very well” all the sudden came out of the page and slapped me up on the back of my head. When God put His stamp of approval on me, He writes on my heart that I am “Fearfully and wonderfully made” His construction of me is a “wonderful work.” He desires for me to know

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throughout my soul (My mind, will and emotions) that I have been constructed by Him and for His purpose to sustain life. I am thankful I do not get to be what I want to be; I enjoy being who God constructed me to be. Those two people are very different people. The first person would be made from what makes me happy and satisfies me and my selfish desires, believing that advancement in science and beliefs in the world are the right things. The second person understands that even science when void of the foundation of a creator God sets me on a path of failure and disappointment. I did not get to choose the way I was made, but the fact I did not get to choose that does not change who I am. As I get to know more about my architect and builder God, I discover who I am and my purpose for being made that way. As I give up my right to try and make me who I want to be and let God reveal to me who I really am, I am healthier for it, and those around me are better off as well. I encourage you to find a true relationship with Jesus Christ the author and perfecter of you, and you will find the real you. I know that I was made for the purpose of letting you know this, and I am happy God made me this way.

Each one trying to tell you what is best for you They argue like children on the playground They tell you what they think you want to hear But neither one intends to deliver what’s best for you The devil stands behind encouraging the double talk But Jesus isn’t like that, He’s interested in saving souls He doesn’t promise you eternal life, if you send a donation For Jesus Christ has already paid the price for you Your sin absolved, the price been paid For Jesus is the life, the truth and He is the way You are forgiven

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.

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Two benefits of homeownership that the study looked at were health and educational outcomes. Nationally, nearly 12 percent of units occupied by extremely low-income renters need repairs compared to about 7 percent for higher income renters. Almost 40 percent of rental houses are in need of repairs such as roofs, structural problems, chronic dampness and poor ventilation. According to an analysis of the 2015 American Housing Survey, exposure to asthma triggers are common among households with school-age children, and significantly more prevalent in renter households compared to owner households. The study found that the incidence of asthma disproportionately impacts the most vulnerable children and community with African-American children twice as like to have asthma and six times more likely to die from it than white children. Many of our families move from substandard housing which can cause poor health outcomes. Local applicants frequently identify their need for a new home connected to health concerns such as asthma, mold, and rodents. According to studies quoted in the HFHI study, 49% of school-age children missed at least one school day due to asthma. The more days missed, the lower the education outcomes for these children. It is important to note that the needs listed on the application are verified during home visits. All Habitat affiliates build decent affordable housing designed to not only be energy efficient but also provide a healthier environment for families. Most affiliates exceed building codes because low-income families need safe, healthy and efficient housing. The house that we are currently completing has six inch walls which provide higher insulation, energy efficient windows donated by Mr. Roger’s Windows, a mini-split HVAC system donated by B&M Contractors, roofing donated by HomeFix Remodeling, siding from ABC Supply and electrical work donated by His & Hers Electric.

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Confederate Sailor John Ballance his issue we honor Confederate Sailor John Ballance. Private Ballance was born in CurT rituck County. He answered the call of his state

and enlisted in Pasquotank County on July 22, 1861, and was assigned to Company A, 8th Regiment North Carolina Infantry. The grave of John Ballance, Confederate States Navy

He was captured at Roanoke Island on February 8, 1862, and later paroled on February 21, 1862. He was transferred to the Confederate States Navy on January 20, 1863, where he served for the rest of the war. John Ballance’s service in the Confederate States Navy began on January 20, 1863, with his transfer from the 8th North Carolina Infantry Regiment. He served as seaman on board the CSS Arctic in 1863. He also served as seaman, captain of foretop and quarter gunner, on the CSS North Carolina, from early to mid 1864. In late 1864, he was rated quarter gunner aboard the CSS Tallahassee, and rated captain of top on October 1, 1864. Confederate Sailor John Ballance

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May 30th Memorial Day: The first Memorial Day, originally labelled Decoration Day, was first created by southern ladies. In 1861 and 1862, in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia and North Carolina, everyone came to clean up the gravesites and adorn them with flowers, hence Decoration Day. There was a religious service afterwards with songs like “I’ll Fly Away”, “Will the Circle Be Unbroken”, and others. Dinner on the ground was also provided. Between 1862-1866 the Ladies Memorial Aid Society was created by southern ladies with Lizzie Rutherford as an orator and dated May 30th as the first Decoration Day proposed by

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Mrs Mary Williams, Secretary of the Ladies Memorial Aid Society and Decoration Day was created. In 1866 one of the attendants to one of these Southern Ladies Aid Decoration Day events was a wife of an officer of the Northern Army by the name of John Logan. On May 5th, 1868, he did create the first Memorial Day, which was just another name for Decoration Day now, now adopted by the US Government. Memorial Day is not on May 30th, as the southern ladies first created it. Still, now it is celebrated on the last Monday of May, and very few know the original creation of this Memorable Day.

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eloved Haven offers hope and support services to individuals affected by human trafficking and sexual exploitation. What exactly does that look like though? What does it really mean to offer hope and support?

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When a client comes into the Heart & Soul drop-in center, whether it is the first time or the tenth time, the hope and support offered by the Beloved Haven team remains the same. This does not just mean providing food, clothes, and personal hygiene needs. Those things are automatically offered and given. Hope, support, encouragement, and empowerment runs much deeper than surface needs and care at Beloved Haven. It is meeting the client at the door with a hug and a smile. It is sitting on the drop-in center couch and having coffee and letting the client narrate the conversation while our team listens mindfully and intently. It is giving words of love and empowerment to the client whilst allowing them to own their story and dictate the next steps. It is taking the time to play cards, do a paint activity, or journal with them. It is celebrating birthdays with cake and gifts and handing out small tokens of our appreciation to them for allowing us to be a part of their journey.


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“I reck’n I knows sense when I sees it; en dey ain’ no sense in sich doin’s as dat.” ― Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

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r. Sean W. Smolenyak was born and raised in Virginia, primarily in the little town of Great D Falls. He graduated from the University of Virginia

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. 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


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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 @ www.paypal.me/ 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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current treatments. Dr. Smolenyak has 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 eastern 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 including 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.


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NEW HOPE for You by Pastor Greg Brinson ometimes it’s really good to go back in time to remember where you’ve been and what you’ve learned along the way. SRecently the Holy Spirit brought to my mind the simple lesson of

“a is for apple, b is for ball and c is for cat, etc. Well I believe that he wanted to me to stop at the letter H not for hen but for some things that we all desperately need in our life – hope, help, honor, healing , humility and several others words. H is also for hallelujah! Hallelujah (also spelled Alleluia) means “Praise the Lord” it is a compound word, from hallelu, meaning “to praise joyously,” and “Jah” a shortened form of the 4-letter Hebrew name for the Lord, YHWH, which is usually pronounced Yahweh. Many folks think of the song written by Leonard Cohen in 1984 when they hear the word hallelujah. Others may think of the “Hallelujah Chorus” in Handel’s Messiah. When I hear the word hallelujah I think of hearing it declared in times of worship with other believers over the years. Recently a dear friend said to me at church, “Preacher we need more hallelujah’s in this place!” I’ve thought about his statement several times since then and he is exactly right! We need to declare our praises to God more and more every day.

I want to encourage you to read Psalm 146 through Psalm 150. One thing you’ll notice is that each Psalm starts and ends with “Praise the Lord”. I believe that we would all do well to start and end our day by praising the Lord. We have so much to praise God for. Psalm 150:2 says, “Praise him for his acts of power; praise him for his surpassing greatness.” Just think of some of the amazing things that God has done in your life. His Word says, “He heals he brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”(Psalm 147:3) I pray that our life will be a ‘hallelujah to the Lord. The Bible says “I will praise the Lord all my life: I will sing praise as long as I live.”(Psalm 146:2) The last verse of the last Psalm says “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord.”(Psalm 150:6) Praising God changes things and one of the greatest things it will change is you. So raise a hallelujah today and the days to come! Hallelujah! I’m blessed to have the opportunity to be the pastor of New Hope Christian Fellowship in Elizabeth City. My email address is newhopeprecher@yahoo.com . I’m also helping with Tradewinds Media and you can reach me for that at gbrinson.tradewinds@gmail.com

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a concert that had quite a few big named stars. Barry White and The Love Unlimited Orchestra Iwaswatched featured with a guest performer. Barry White stood

center stage in front of his orchestra, off to the side was The Love Unlimited singers (Barry White’s wife and two other women), and directly behind Barry White was a young woman, dressed in white, blowing a sax. I did not know who the young woman was, but I was determined to find out because her musical talents were beautiful. I later found out who she was and was surprised to find out she was only a teenager. Candy Dulfer was born 19 September 1969 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. She began playing drums at the age of five. As a six-year-old, she started to play soprano saxophone. At age seven, she switched to alto saxophone and later began playing in a local concert band. She is a self-taught musician except for some training in a concert band and a few months of music lessons. Candy played her first solo on stage with her father’s band. At age eleven, she made her first recordings for the album ‘I Didn’t Ask’. In 1982, when she was twelve years old, she played as a member of Rosa King’s Ladies Horn section at the North Sea Jazz Festival. In 1984, at age fourteen, she started the band Funky Stuff. Her band performed throughout the Netherlands and in 1987 was the opening act for two of Madonna’s European concerts. In 1988, Prince invited Candy on stage to play an improvised solo during one of his European tours.

Candy performed session work with Eurythmics guitarist and producer Dave Stewart and was a guest musician for Pink Floyd during the performance at Knebworth in 1990, from which several tracks were released on a multi-artist live album and video. She was also the featured saxophonist on Van Morrison’s ‘A Night in San Francisco’, an album in 1993, and performed with Alan Parsons and his band at the Worlds Liberty Concert in 1995. She joined Prince’s band in 2004 for his ‘Musicology Live 2004ever’ tour. In 2007, she released her ninth studio album ‘Candy Store’. The album reached a No. 2 position in Billboard’s Top Contemporary Jazz charts. Her songs ‘Candy Store’ and ‘L.A. City Lights’ reached the No. 1 position in Smooth Jazz National Airplay charts in the United States. In 2007, she became the presenter and interviewer in ‘Candy Meets…’, her television program for the Dutch public broadcaster NPS. In the series, she met with Sheila E., Maceo Parker, Hans Dulfer, Van Morrison, Dave Stewart, Mavis Staples, and others.

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Once you listen to her recordings you will surely know why I fell in love with her music. I still can not believe she was so young when I first heard her and, after all these years, I still love her music. 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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Albemarle Tradewinds June 2021  

The June 2021 edition of the Tradewinds now online.

Albemarle Tradewinds June 2021  

The June 2021 edition of the Tradewinds now online.


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