I have always been fascinated with the “Art of War,” military and police tactical teams. I have also been a member of both years ago. I have adopted that training and made it part of my life skills. I still practice clearing rooms and strategically placing items in my house and surrounding curtilage.

“Why,” you ask?

Andre' Alfred is a Sports/Staff Writer and Photographer for the Bertie Ledger-Advance, Chowan Herald, Perquimans Weekly and The Enterprise. He can be reached via email at aalfred@ncweeklies.com.