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Vol. 37 No. 15 | Wednesday April 9, 2014

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Carolina Beach Council Votes Down Community Pool Proposal

Freeman Park Closed Until April 16th To Install Hatteras Ramp

The Carolina Beach Town Council voted three to two not to move forward with a plan to construct $1.4 million dollar 8-lane 25-yard pool at their April 8th meeting.

Crews began installing a wooden Hatteras Ramp at the entrance to Freeman Park on Monday April 7th. The park is closed to vehicle traffic until April 16th. The ramp should help eliminate traffic congestion in the narrow entrance to the park during busy summer months.

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By WILLARD KILLOUGH III Managing Editor

CAROLINA BEACH - The Carolina Beach Town Council voted three to two at their Tuesday April 8th, meeting not to

move forward with a proposed $1.4 million dollar 8-lane 25yard pool and aquatics center adjacent to the Town's recreation center behind Town Hall on North Lake Park Blvd. The Council voted three to two with Mayor Dan Wilcox

and Council members Leann Pierce and Gary Doetsch voting against the proposal. Council members Steve Shuttleworth and Sarah Friede voted in favor of the plan.

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NCDOT Announces Lane Closures For Inspection Of Snow's Cut Bridge

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By WILLARD KILLOUGH III Managing Editor

CAROLINA BEACH Freeman Park is closed to vehicle traffic until April 16th to

WILLARD KILLOUGH III | ByManaging Editor

CAROLINA BEACH - The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) announced earlier this week they will begin a planned inspection of Snow's Cut Bridge requiring lanes to be closed at certain times. According to NCDOT they, "will begin daily intermittent lane closures Monday, April

CAROLINA BEACH - A project to replace aging underground utility lines at the intersection of Cape Fear Blvd and Lake Park Blvd in Carolina Beach is taking longer than anticipated. During the project crews encountered old lines that were not listed on maps which required additional time for engineering.

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come a point of traffic gridlock when a vehicle gets stuck in soft dry sand causing long lines of vehicles to form. Crews began installing

See Ramp, page 8-A

Council Gets Update On Cape Fear And Lake Park Blvd Project

WILLARD KILLOUGH III | ByManaging Editor

The North Carolina Department of Transportation will begin lane closures on Snow's Cut Bridge starting April 21, to perform bridge inspections.

permit installation of a wooden Hatteras ramp at the entrance to help prevent vehicles getting stuck in the sand. The narrow entrance at the end of Canal Drive in Carolina Beach has in previous years be-

See Project, page 8-A

The Town of Carolina Beach anticipates Cape Fear Blvd at Lake Park Blvd will reopen by April 17th.

North Carolina Dropout Rate Hits Another Record Low

Tick and Mosquito Borne Disease Awareness Month

RALEIGH, N.C. : April 2nd, 2014 - The 2012-13 school year reflected another record low for the number of students dropping out of school according to the 2012-13 Consolidated Data Report today presented to State Board of Education members. Last school year, 2.45

RALEIGH, N.C. : April 7th, 2014 - With summer fast approaching and people spending more time outdoors, it is important for everyone to take precautions against tick and mosquito bites. Tick and mosquito borne infections cause illnesses and

percent of high school students dropped out of school, which was an 18.6 percent decrease from the previous year’s record low of 3.01 percent. "Students know the goals they want to reach and the kind of life they want to lead. A high school diploma is the first step

toward reaching their goals," State Superintendent June Atkinson said. "I appreciate students for their persistence and teachers, principals, counselors and other student support staff as well as parents for the

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deaths in North Carolina each year, with more than 800 cases reported in 2013. To encourage awareness of this issue, Governor McCrory recently proclaimed April 2014 as "Tick and Mosquito Awareness Month" in North Carolina. "Ticks and mosquitoes are

very common in our state, and they can carry germs that cause serious infections," said Carl Williams, DHHS' State Public Health Veterinarian. "The good news is that many of these infections can be prevented by

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Editorial: Size of Community Pool Caused Concern WILLARD KILLOUGH III | ByManaging Editor

The Carolina Beach Town Council voted 3 to 2 to not move forward with a plan for an 8-lane, 25-yard pool and Aquatics Center during their April 8th meeting. (See page 1-A) It's a heated issue but the outcome should come as no surprise. Mayor Dan Wilcox and Council members Leann Pierce and Gary Doetsch have in the past not expressed 100% support

for the pool for various reasons. Council members Sarah Friede and Steve Shuttleworth support the proposal. It's been a passionate pet project for Shuttleworth since the beginning. In the end it appears the size of the pool - both physically and financially - played a role in arriving at the April 8th vote. One observation that stands out: The survey that was sent out to residents in utility bills did not seek input on the size of a pool. Nowhere in that survey did it

seek information on the cost of the project or how much people would be willing to pay for memberships. Additionally, that survey missed many condo owners where their HOA's get a single bill for the entire complex of units. Many people commented during election season they favored a pool, "just not that pool." Mayor Wilcox said he heard that input from many residents while knocking on doors during his campaign. Former Mayor Bob Lewis

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said when he went door to door last election season he observed a 50-50 split in the community on the topic. During a meeting in November of last year Lewis explained, "During the election there were some suggestions that, maybe not this pool. When I've talked to some seniors who said they were totally supporting a pool, it was supporting a pool but this design is not really what I have to See Editorial, page 8-A

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bers, veterans and their families. They also helped collect 16,370 units of blood from at 495 blood drives in the Cape Fear area. We want to invite the public to sign up to volunteer and be a part of our lifesaving work. We’re looking for diverse volunteers of all ages and skill levels. Go to redcross.org/capefear to learn more about volunteering with us and how to submit a volunteer application. To schedule

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apps. We want to extend our sincerest thanks to the 400 local Red Cross volunteers who help us fulfill our mission 365 days a year, 24 hours a day in the Cape Fear area. Sincerely, $XWXP0LKPŇ'LUHFWRURI Communications American Red Cross Eastern NC Region 1102 South 16th Street Wilmington, NC 28401

the contract. As of November 2013 the following had been spent: ‡   6FKHPDWLF 'Hsign Documents- Lisle Architecture ‡   (QJLQHHULQJ VHUvices ‡   'HVLJQ 'HYHOopment Documents- Lisle Architecture ‡$GGLWLRQDO3ULQWLQJ Fees- Lisle Architecture ‡   &RXQFLO 3UHVHQtation Pool Video- Seven Season Films ‡   7RWDO VSHQW RQ pool project In November the Council approved spending an additional $12,429.76 in order to complete the project design for bid documents, value engineering design and civil changes, bid preparation and negotiation. Duke Hagestrom - chair of the committee - said, "Thank you for the opportunity to allow this process to happen and for empowering the committee to explore this important project. The only remaining piece of the puzzle was to accurately assess the cost of the project which we did by taking the project out to bid. Today’s presentation completes the feasibility analysis by adding the construction cost to the work that was already done to establish a community driven design, a financial and operations model, and gauging the level of interest in the community." He explained, "Bids came back in a range from $1.3 million to $1.57 million. So, the short answer is that yes, this project is feasible and the cost to build it fits within a financial and operations model that is responsibly conservative. The community in conjunction with the architectural design firm created a design that works well in the footprint that we explored. The level of interest in the community was high – every survey and workshop resulted in a majority of the community expressing a desire to add this amenity to our parks and rec program." He explained, "We engaged in this process as a natural progression of executing the 2008 Parks and Rec master plan. A swim-

ming pool was the next project on the priority list and it was time to explore the feasibility in a more thorough and responsible manner. An ad hoc committee was appointed over 18 months ago and we were tasked with establishing a design, gauging community support, and assessing the physical and financial feasibility of building a pool." Hagestrom said, "The first step was to engage the public via workshops and surveys to establish guiding principles for the design of the facility. Could this project work in the chosen location and could we include elements in the design that were requested and prioritized by the community? To help answer that question, we engaged the services of an architectural design firm – Lisle Architecture. Council voted unanimously to work with Lisle and they were given the task of creating a design that could fit within the designated footprint incorporating the design elements requested by the public." He explained, "The initial design was brought back to the public via additional public workshops and refined based on community feedback. We also went through a value engineering process of vetting the design with town staff and the design firm to identify improvements and ways to save money on the design of the project. We also continue to learn more as we go – for example we recently met with a citizen that has demonstrated the importance of adding a low cost copper ionization process that may allow us to save on harsh chemicals and offers the potential to convert the water in the pool to a potable water source in the event of an emergency. The end result is an impressive design that balances the various desires of the community and allows for important revenue streams to sustain financial viability." He said, "Community support was gauged via surveys and public workshops. We consistently received survey results that indicated that 55% were in favor of a pool and 45% were against with the exception of an independent Island Gazette survey that stands

at 61% in favor and 39% against or undecided (these survey results are still available online). Although there has been some criticism of both the survey approach and the questions asked, the comments on the survey forms (both for and against the project) indicate that the community is thrilled that they had an avenue and an opportunity to engage in the process – with some refinements, the council should know that the public really appreciates the opportunity to let their voice be heard via these public surveys. At public workshops, more citizens spoke out in support of the project as opposed to being against the project." Hagestrom said, "Many groups and individuals reached out to the committee expressing their desire for a pool including a large number of seniors, families, home-school groups, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, affinity groups (such as divers, swimmers, and aerobics), public and private schools, the disabled community, etc. We also received several letters and emails from citizens that were not in favor of the project. Some common themes from those included the need for better infrastructure, water quality, and a concern about impact on taxes. Last night the Parks and Rec Committee voted unanimously in support of this project as well." He said an extensive financial analysis was undertaken that leveraged commercial pool companies and data from other aquatic centers to identify recurring operations expenses. A detailed staffing analysis was conducted to determine labor expenses including data from HR (Human Resources) to ensure “all-in� numbers. The bid results and any additional capital expenditures were plugged into the model to gauge an accurate amortization of the capital outlay. The projections include capital improvement costs so that the model accounts for equipment replacement over time. Membership

Pool From page 1-A In November 2013, the Carolina Beach Town Council approved additional funding for the design of a proposed community pool during their November 12, 2013 meeting. In April of last year the Carolina Beach Community Pool Steering Committee gave a presentation to the Town Council on a proposal to build a swimming pool adjacent to the Town's Recreation Center behind Town Hall on land already owned by the Town. The Council approved the next step in the process at the April 2013 meeting to complete the final construction drawings and obtain all final bids and structure a loan and terms with the Local Government Commission. Highlights include a 204,000 gallon, 25 yard, 8-lane, NCAA compliant swimming pool complemented by a zero entry shallow end, ADA accessible ramp, and 9’ diving well. The facility would be open in the Summer and covered by a “bubble� enclosure in the winter for yearround use. Access to the facility will be through the existing rec center entryway and a covered walkway that leads to the pool. Leveraging the existing check-in desk would reduce the annual admin cost of running the facility. It would also include locker rooms, storage building with an open design, separate admin counter that can be utilized for concessions, and a family changing room. The facility would be funded by user fees and fees for programs such as water aerobic classes and competitive swimming events including area high schools. The committee sent out surveys in utility bills and held community meetings including one at the Katie B. Hines Senior Center. There are two options to pay a fee to use the pool. The base membership at $40 per individual, $60 for a family and then higher non-resident rates. If you are not a frequent user you could just buy punch passes. Punch pass visits would cost about $4 to $5. Another option is to buy a full membership. The proposed annual membership fees for Carolina Beach residents are $400 for a family, $340 for a senior family, $240 for an individual and $204 for a senior individual. For nonresidents, the annual fee would be $520 for a family, $442 for a senior family, $330 for an individual and $281 for a senior individual. Bids received from contractors range from $1,197,225.00 to $1,645,319.00. The Ad-Hoc Aquatics Facility Committee will recommend to Council which bid to award

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said, "However, I'm one of those people that think it's going to have to take a back seat for now. At this time I would like to make a motion that we shelve this item until we have a street-paving plan in our capital improvement plan. We certainly have funds for beach renourishment that are guaranteed. Just too many issues right now that I think are going to cost the Town of Carolina Beach to move ahead with this project." Doetsch said he was talking about a plan to pave streets in the future as needed. Councilman Steve Shuttleworth said, "It's probably no surprise Gary, I won't support your motion. I think it is time. I think some of our speakers spoke eloquently. When is the right time? As we all know you've lived here your entire life. Leann you've been here 20 years. Dan's been here 12, 15, 20 years... 25. There hadn't been a plan. To dredge the lake hasn't happened. All the water lines being replaced hasn't happened. All the sewer lines hasn't happened. But we did build a rec center. We are spending energy and time on the boardwalk and right now we have grant dollars but the likelihood is we are going to end up with public money in there somewhere." Shuttleworth said, "We do have a plan for capital improvements. I think it's time this Council steps up and makes an investment to the community. To the kids, to the quality of life, to the seniors."

He explained, "I think the time is right. There is never a good time to spend money as a municipality, but you guys spent money the last time you were on Council Gary, finishing the second floor of the rec center. It's been losing three or four hundred thousand dollars a year. Ok. I haven't seen a plan on all these other capital improvements. Dan when you were on Council I didn't see you guys coming up with these longterm plans. You did come up with master plans, you started implementing some of them. The pool has been on the master plan since 2008 or earlier... How long do you want to wait?" Shuttleworth explained, "The beach nourishment issue. We've been working hard on that" and other issues like funding for dredging the Carolina Beach Inlet and, "It hasn't been in a total vacuum that these decisions are being made and I think it's long past due. I won't support the motion to shelve a plan that has been in the process for over eight years and spent 14 months working all the way through plans and specs." Council member Leann Pierce said, "I love the idea of a pool. I would like to see it. There are two things that are first and foremost on my mind, well three. One is, a couple of people said maybe we could use a less expensive pool. Those are all things we can look at. I think the numbers are pretty good. But my biggest concern is two things, last Coun-

cil meeting we had a very emotional plea from residents about the waste transfer station being in their backyards. I have a problem with that. My next question is, where are we going to park the 30 vehicles in the parking lots if we build a pool. We don't have an operations yard. We are paying $3,500 a month to rent at the Food Lion shopping center which could go away at any time. We have to, I think, secure an operations yard." Shuttleworth said Council should put effort into using existing land off of Dow Road. He said the Town spent $100,000 cleaning up land leased from the military and there's room to relocate the materials stored at the Federal Point Shopping Center to that land which includes a 4,000 square foot building. Pierce said, "How can I tell residents that smell trash in their backyard that we are going to build a pool while you smell trash all summer. I'm struggling with it because I want the best for everybody." Council member Sarah Friede said she has confidence in Town staff to solve those issues. She said, "Even though we are being asked to approve more than a million dollars for this, the money will come back to the Town. These other issues, paving the streets, the water and sewer, the waste transfer station. We have funds in the utility fund to pave the streets. We've got the money and we know that the income

will continue to come in for water and sewer." She said, "At some point I think there is more to living in a Town than just covering the problems" and, "That's one of the functions of government but I also think there is delivering more to the citizens. Yes getting the waste transfer station out of your backyard would be great but having a facility like this in a community that is blossoming the way that few communities in this country are I think is something that we can look to for the next 50 years and say this was a vision and we found it in the budget and made it happen." Doetsch said, "Right now a pool is not at the top of my priority list." Mayor Dan Wilcox said, "My position hasn't changed since I ran for office. I felt this was a good project. It would be a good project two years from now. I didn't think this was the time for

it. My recommendation was to keep the committee active. To have them work with the parks and rec department to update our master plan to include a pool concept... to use that master plan to look for grant monies and at the same time take another look at the design of the pool, not abandon what they've done, but take another look and come up with an option. I don't think the citizens I'm hearing from want just one option. They would like to see another option. Something like what was described earlier, more of a community type pool" rather than an intense focus on exercise. Wilcox said, "I think one measure for me... if its a money making project you're going to see the private sector doing it. I'm not seeing the private sector out there building pools." He said, "There are a lot of unknowns" regarding the revenues paying for the project.

the budget adjustment moving $120,000 from the General Fund Fund Balance to the project account for the Hatteras Ramp. A purchase order was cut and contracts have been executed." Cramer explained Friday that, "As of today the fabrication of the ramp mats is approximately 80% complete. The contractor has revised their schedule at our request, so that the completion of the installation of the ramps will happen before Easter weekend. In order to facilitate this revised schedule the Town will CLOSE FREEMAN PARK to vehicle traffic between April 7th and April 16th. Signs indicating the closure have been placed at Town Hall, Parking Office, Recreation Center and at the four commercial locations where Freeman Park Passes are sold. We have also installed two variable message board signs, one on Carl Winner Ave. and one on Canal Dr., to alert the public to the closure. A Press Release has been sent to all media outlets advertised on Facebook and the Town Website. We regret the closure was necessary, but we anticipate that this project will improve the traffic flow between the dunes during our peak season." Ben Hooks of Lumina Builders, Inc. - the company con-

tracted to build the ramp - told Town officials earlier this month if weather cooperates they can complete the work before the busy Easter break. If work can't be completed they could return after Easter break to finish up. Brian Stanberry - Director of Public Works - explained Tuesday April 8th, "Project is rolling. 11 panels are in place. Contractor is tightening bolts, installing anchors and will fill the gaps with sand. Lumina expressed that they will have staff working later to capitalize on the closure. The light rain has made for a perfect construction atmosphere. Working to address the issue of the transition between existing concrete and wooden ramp. Looking good!" One police officer said the workers said they may be done by the weekend at the current pace. Freeman Park is historically extremely busy during the Easter holiday weekend if the weather is warm and sunny. Freeman Park, located beyond the end of Canal Drive on the Northern End of Pleasure Island, is largely outside of the Town's jurisdiction. They have authority to manage the area as a park. That was granted to them by the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners some

years ago. There is a fee charged for vehicle access to drive on the beachfront within the park. The Town, by it's own admission, doesn't charge people to walk into the park. They can only charge for four-wheel drive vehicle access. The entrance to Freeman Park is narrow with two lanes of traffic for vehicles entering and leaving the beach. During periods of dry weather the sand becomes soft and can lead to vehicles becoming stuck in those lanes causing long lines of traffic to backup within the park and on Canal Drive until a tow truck can arrive to pull a vehicle free. Installing a wooden Hatteras ramp within that narrow corridor would allow vehicles to move more freely and avoid timely traffic backups. New Hanover County resident Marcia Wiggins expressed concern over the decision to close the park. She wrote to Town leaders last week, "After several years of an obvious problem and the entire winter months to correct the problem, you have chosen a time that includes the biggest tourist draw in New Hanover County and half of New Hanover County School's spring break to install the ramp. That is an insult to the hard work

put into the Azalea Festival and also shows a lack of consideration to the families of students in our county that look forward to enjoying beach time there on spring break. I would think it would also mean a 10 day period that would lose a great deal of day tripper's revenue. It doesn't seem like some very important factors were put into this decision." On Saturday April 5th, Mayor Dan Wilcox responded to Wiggins explaining, "I appreciate your comments and share much of your concern, however, the decision to close Freeman Park was unexpected and did not leave much time to consider all potential impacts. The current town council approved this project at our first meeting (January) based on the Contractor’s representation that the work could be done without closing the park access. The contractor was to build half of the ramp, leaving the other lane open, then reverse the process. That is what council approved, and that approach would have eliminated closure of the park." He explained, "Unfortunately, the contractor recently advised the manager that they were unable to complete the work as originally proposed, and the work would require the

access to be completely closed. At that point the manager and council were faced with a last minute decision to either postpone a much needed project for another summer season, or close the park and get the work done before the summer. Neither option was desirable, but council supported the manager’s recommendation that postponing the project was the least workable and least overall beneficial of the two." He explained, "With regard to a winter completion, this council was just seated in December and we had our first meeting in January, where we acted on this decision immediately. In order for this work to have been performed during the winter, the previous council would have had to obtain CAMA approvals and award the project sometime in November/December. That did not happen, partially due to awaiting state approval, so the current council acted as fast as possible. I’m truly sorry this is causing inconvenience, but please understand that we had limited options. We are hopeful that this short period of inconvenience will result in many years of improved visitor experience at the park, as well as, many less vehicles needing to be towed out."

21 in both directions of the U.S. 421 bridge over the Cape Fear River in Carolina Beach." Weather permitting, the lane closures will be in place from 9:30 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. through Thursday, April 24. The closures are necessary for crews to perform routine biannual bridge inspections. The Snow's Cut Bridge rehabilitation project is preparing to wrap up in the coming weeks and return to four lanes of traffic. All that remains is completing work on joints in the roadway and painting areas under the bridge.

In February the contractor said they were on schedule to have work completed and all lanes open by March 14, 2014 pending delays caused by weather. The project to rehabilitate the 51-year-old bridge leading onto Pleasure Island began in September 2012. North Carolina Department of Transportation Secretary Gene Conti announced in June 2012, NCDOT awarded a $4.6 million contract to American Bridge Co. of Coraopolis, Pa. to preserve the bridge over Snows Cut on U.S. 421 in Carolina Beach. The bridge was built in the 1960's and needed attention to areas weathered by the elements over the decades. This bridge was rehabilitated

using a new resurfacing technique called hydro-demolition. During the resurfacing process, the deteriorated concrete on the bridge deck was removed in part using high-pressure water, and the bridge was resurfaced using high-strength concrete. Hydro-demolition is more precise than traditional pavement removal with a jackhammer, and it reduces the potential for damage to the bridge. In addition, hydro-demolition is safer and faster than traditional demolition methods and minimizes the impact to traffic. In addition to hydro-demolition, the contract also included painting of structural steel and repairs to substructure concrete. The process is designed to pro-

tect the road surface and bridge structure from the elements. The bridge preservation project was estimated in December for completion in February of 2014 but that date was tentative due to the nature of the project and weather conditions. Traffic on the bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway was reduced from four to two lanes in October 2012 to allow crews to perform extensive repair work. Prior to the busy 2013 Memorial Day holiday weekend, the Town of Carolina Beach expressed a concern the reduction of lanes would create a traffic nightmare during the busy tourism season. The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and the Contractor per-

forming the work agreed to complete work on the two southbound lanes and return in the fall of 2013 to work on the two northbound lanes. Work continued on the structure beneath the bridge throughout the summer. The contractor to resumed work on the roadway in October of 2013. Wayne Currie - Resident Engineer with the North Carolina Department of Transportation explained Monday March 24th, "The completion of the bridge is drawing near! However, work still continues on in the two northbound lanes. Much of the work remaining, on the deck, such as the completion of the joints between each span of the bridge is controlled by the rain

and cool temperatures." He explained, "The painting contractor is working from the northbound lanes doing touch up work on the painting beneath the bridge. Once all the work is completed in the northbound lanes traffic will be switched back to the northbound lanes still in a two way pattern to allow the painting contractor to finish the work beneath southbound lanes. Once this work can be completed the bridge can be restriped and opened back to four lanes." He explained, "My guess is that we are still a few weeks away from completion. With the weather like it is this week I do not anticipate a lot of work being completed this week."

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have." The YWCA in Wilmington was a model for planning the Carolina Beach pool to show that it would be successful. If so, then why don't we have a YWCA opening in Carolina Beach? Perhaps a smaller facility would have been more well recieved. At least presenting that option on equal footing with the larger proposal when soliciting public input would have answered that question with more, or less, support for the larger pool.

The contractor began work in mid February. The intersection had to be closed while crews cut up a portion of Lake Park Blvd to install a new sewer line. A manhole was in serious need of replacement due to a 6-foot void that had formed around the manhole under the roadway over the years. Also, the pipe had collapsed. Some of the work was completed and Lake Park Blvd was reopened. However, Cape Fear Blvd at that intersection

remains closed. The recent discovery of underground utilities that were not documented in the plans has caused delays and area business owners are becoming frustrated. During the Council's April 8th meeting Gil Dubois - Public Utilities Director - explained, "The current schedule shows that project being finished on Good Friday. We feel like that project can be wrapped up and substantially complete on April 17th, which is Thursday before Easter Holiday. The only thing that may have to be done after that is if NCDOT requests we

come back and overlay that intersection" with aphalt, "before we come back and start the rest of the phase this fall. We can do that in one or two days so it won't be a major problem." Dubois said, "We would also like to thank Sherwood, Russo, Christine and other business owners down there that we've talked to and understand the importance of the project. I know it’s been an impact on them and their businesses and inconvenience. But we've encountered a lot of stuff we didn't know about. As we are finding it we are fixing everything so when we get done

with it everybody will have good water and sewer services and we shouldn't have to be in that section for the next 50 to 75 years" with the exception of creating a streetscape in that area. Councilman Gary Doetsch said as they progress through future phases of replacing water and sewer lines throughout Town they will likely run into more unforeseen issues. Dubois said the project is not over budget at this point because he built in contingency funds for such issues when planning the work. He said, "In two week's I'll have that intersection clear."

Pool From page 2-A modeling was done from a variety of angles using a variety of data sources to derive an educated guess at membership revenue. Hagestrom said, "Conservative estimates of between 30% to 50% of the revenue that other nearby facilities generate were used to project programming revenue. Under our “most-likely” scenario, we project a loss of approximately $15K per year." He explained, "The decision to move forward with a pool is a bold and aggressive act of leadership that would continue the legacy of Carolina Beach setting a standard for offering facilities and services that enhance the quality of life for residents and visitors. The decision can now be made without the burden of wondering if it can be done; I leave it to your leadership to decide if it should be done. The Ad-Hoc Aquatics Committee is unanimously recommending that the Carolina Beach Town Council consider making a motion to allocate up to $1.4 million dollars to build a Carolina Beach Community Pool and begin the vetting process with Thomas Construction Group and Paragon Building Corporation." After a lengthy discussion and public comments supporting and opposing the pool, Councilman Gary Doetsch thanked the committee for their work and

Ramp From page 1-A prebuilt sections of the ramp on Monday April 7th. The Town closed the park to vehicle traffic and cleared the park. This ramp begins at the end of the existing pavement and extend north 320' feet along the narrow entryway between the dunes where most of the vehicle congestion problems occur. The ramp will provide a solid driving surface for those vehicles in the narrow access/egress area of the Park and should alleviate traffic backups during peak times. Town Manager Michael Cramer explained Friday March 28th, "Implementation of the new Hatteras Ramp is proceeding well. At the January 14 Council Meeting, the Town Council elected to decline the grant and proceed with construction of the ramp with Town funds during the off season and complete the project prior to Memorial Day." He explained, "The town received three informal bids and awarded the service contract to the lowest responsive bidder, which was Lumina Builders, Inc. at a cost of $118,700.00. At the February 11, 2014 Town Council Meeting, council approved

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Hundreds Hustle in Memory of Paula and Vickie Holland

(Pictured Above): Winner’s of the 5K were the local husband and Wife team of Stephen and Christiana Dees. This past Sunday, May 6th marked the 4th Annual Holland Hustle. Hundreds of families, friends and neighbors gathered at Carolina Beach Elementary School for the combination 1.2 Mile Fun Run and 5k benefit race. After a quick Zumba warm up participants lined up for the 1.2 mile fun run. Overall winners were as follows: first place Nicolas Ruscetti, Alec

Benton and Zane Day. For the females: first place Hannah Grace, Madeline Eckler and Alyssa Parker. Male age group winners were Colby Shoffner in first and Brayden Dees in second for the Pre-K division. For the kindergarteners Daniel Walker took first, Fisher Piper took second and Hudson Williams took third. For the See HOLAND, page 13B

Legion Hosts Island of Lights Fashion Show

This past Saturday the Island of Lights held their Annual Fashion Shown at the American Legion. Fashions were modeled by local residents from three locally owned and operated clothing stores, touché, Unique Boutique and CB Surf Shop. Attendees enjoyed lunch from Middle of the Island, a silent auction and raffles. This year’s event was dedicated to long time Island of See IOL Fashion, page 20B

18th Annual Pleasure Island Chowder Cook-Off Chowder Tastes Better than Azaleas Carolina Beach, NC – The Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce will be holding the 18th Annual Pleasure Island Chowder Cook-Off on Saturday, April 12th, 2014 at the Carolina Beach Lake. The Chowder Cook Off is all about delicious food, good music and family fun, so bring the kids along to this familyoriented event. Chefs from See Chowder, page 9B

Attention Pleasure Island Poets! We are now accepting poems for the first annual Pleasure Island Poetry Anthology Submission Deadline: April 20, 2014. Topic: Anything related to

Pleasure Island - Beach Living, Nature, History, etc. Selected poems will be compiled into an anthology that will be published for the Summer 2014 season. We would like to have antholo-

gies available for purchase at local businesses for a fee of $5.00 to help cover the cost of publishing and distribution. All proceeds will go toward the See POETS, page 16B

Post 129 to Host Red Cross Blood Drive April 21st The American Legion Post 129 will host a American Red Cross Community Blood Drive Monday April 21st from 2:00pm until 6:30pm. Eligible donors are encouraged to

donate as blood supplies can become low during the Spring season. Inclement weather and seasonal illnesses mean fewer donations, yet the need remains. Someone in the United States

needs blood every two seconds and a single blood donation can save as many as three lives, according to the American Red Cross. Individuals who are at See Blood Drive page 20B

2nd Annual Benefit Dog Wash April 27th In Memory of Bobby Burrell Join in on the four-legged fun at Seaside Petsitting’s 2nd Annual Dog Wash. The event will be held Sunday, April 27th from 11am until 3pm at 1204 North Lake Park Boulevard in the parking

lot of Wilkins and Wilkins General Contracting. The event is in Memory of Bobby Burrell and his love for animals, 100% of the day’s proceeds will benefit sheltered friend and Cape fear parrot

sanctuary. Admission is free but a $10 donation would be appreciated for your pup to get washed. There will also be food, raffles, vendors, silent auction, exotic parrot display, and MORE!

Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce 2014 FREE Sunday Night Summer Movies at the Lake The weather is getting warmer, the plans are being made…The Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the generous support of the Town of Carolina Beach, proudly announce this years selection for the FREE Sunday Night Movies at the Carolina Beach Lake. As always, we have selected

Family-friendly movies for the enjoyment of all of our residents and tourists alike. Our FREE Movie season runs from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day weekend for a total of 15 selections for your enjoyment. We kick off the season with Disney’s FROZEN (PG-2013) on May 25th, followed by TOM

& JERRY’s ROBIN HOOD and his MERRY MOUSE (PG2012) on June 1st. The true-life adventure BIG MIRACLE (2012-PG) will be on June 8th followed on June 15th by the ever-popular DESPICABLE ME 2 (PG-2013). On June 22nd, we are very proud to present the highly acclaimed See MOVIES page 9B

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Local senior is an Azalea Belle

By: Candace Lookingbill Staff Writer One of the large events of the year is The Azalea Festival that is held in Wilmington. Alexandia Fava, a senior at Ashley High School, will be an Azalea Belle at this year’s festivities. She will be attending North Carolina State in the fall. She was accepted into the

Human Biology Intent Program and will be majoring in that and plans to minor in Spanish. Miss Fava said, “I've always known I've wanted to work in medicine and have started by working toward my CNAs. I'll hopefully be certified with my test in May!” She said that becoming a belle means taking part in a local tradition. “Wilmington is See FAVA, page 16B

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Free Rose Garden Tour May 10th 10AM to 4PM The Wilmington Cape Fear Rose Society, an affiliate of the American Rose Society, proudly announces their Annual Rose Garden tour. Tour eight truly exceptional home rose gardens in New Hanover and Brunswick Counties. A rare opportunity to

visit private gardens and speak with their owners. Learn how easy it is to grow exceptional roses in our region. A PreMother’s Day Special Event! Free and Open to the Public! Visit: www.wcfrs. blogspot.com or our Facebook page for garden locations.

2014 Carolina Beach Street Arts Festival Interactive Fine Arts & Crafts Festival Call for Artists Spring is just around the corner and that means it’s time for festivals. This year’s Carolina Beach Street Arts Festival is scheduled for May 17th from 10am to 5pm on Cape Fear

Blvd. in Carolina Beach. We are seeking fine art and fine craft artists for vendor booths, and performing artists and culinary artists who will demonstrate See ARTS, page 9B

A Charity Benefit for Meals on Wheels coming up in June 14 Presenting American Music Award Winner and MultiPlatinum Artist RANDY JONES, AKA: Original Village People Cowboy. “He is one of the most beloved entertainers and pop icons from the Disco

era. The Cowboy in the Village People has captured the public imagination for decades.” He has earned 65 Gold and Platinum record certificates, toured worldwide, starred in the See MEALS, page 17B

21st Annual Pleasure Island Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival to be held on October 11th & 12th The air is crisp, the nights are cool and the sky is blue – Welcome to Pleasure Island in the Fall. And there is no better way to bring in Autumn than to attend the 21st Annual Pleasure

Island Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival on October 11th & 12th. This years’ Festival brings something new and unique to the twenty-year hisSee SBJF, page 17B

Carolina Beach Weight Watchers Club Starting on Monday’s Getting ready for summer and trying to find that perfect bathing suit? Or, just simply trying to lose weight, well you have come to the right place. Welcoming to Carolina Beach is our very own Weight Watchers Club. Starting every Monday at 12:00 noon, the Weight Watchers Club will be

holding meetings at Carolina Beach Presbyterian Church. Weight Watchers new program helps you lose weight that some think could be impossible to lose, but with the help of the consultants and the leaders, they will guide you into a new body and a new you.

For more information on any of the Town of Kure Beach program offerings, please visit www.townofkurebeach.org or call Town Hall at (910)458-

8216. In addition, Ocean Front Park and the Community Center are available for rent. More information is available on the website or by calling Town Hall.

Kure Beach Women’s Tennis Ladder It’s not too late to join the Town of Kure Beach Women’s Tennis Ladder. We currently have over 13 members and are getting more daily. The cost is $5.00, with checks payable to

the Town of Kure Beach. You will be placed at the bottom of the current ladder and can begin challenging right away. You can challenge up or down 3 See TENNIS, page 19B

Sponsors Needed for Disc Golf Course Kure Beach Disc Golf is looking for local businesses to sponsor a hole on our 18-hole Disc Golf Course. The initial cost of sponsorship is $300, with a $50 annual renewal fee. Sponsorship includes a sign with your business name, logo,

and other pertinent information that is permanently affixed to the tee off area of your assigned hole. If you are interested, please call Bob Fitzsimons at Town Hall (910458-8216) in the mornings between 9 am and 12 pm.

Registration Now Open for Guitar/Music Summer Camp Guitar/Music Summer Camp is coming to the Kure Beach Community Center. This program is a great way to introduce your child to the exciting world of music.

Students will learn basic guitar techniques and songs. As they progress, they will also be introduced to the bass guitar, keyboard, and drums. Guitar See GUITAR, page 19B

Kure Beach Aikido to Offer Free Beginner Classes in April The Japanese martial art form Aikido is also known as the “Art of Peace.” The word can be translated as “the way of spirit and harmony,” providing those who practice a way to

connect with the greater universe. If you have ever been intrigued by the practice of Aikido but hesitant to begin, wait no more. Kure Beach See AIKIDO, page 9B

Kure Beach has Commemorative Opportunities on the Boardwalk

Cape Fear Museum News

Have you ever wanted to make an object disappear? Experiment with different liquids to make a glass object vanish! Use your imagination to design robots and create nanobots. Examine the strange and mysterious properties of a nonNewtonian fluid and ferrofluid. Inspect a special metal with amazing properties that “remembers” its previous form. Investigate the big implications for small science at Cape Fear Museum’s NanoDays Celebration on Saturday, March 29 from 1-4 p.m. Admission is free for members or with admission. Activities include: • Ferrofluid: Exploring Mysterious Properties • Invisibility: Make an Object Disappear • Measure Yourself: How Many Nanometers are You? • Changeable Money: Electroplating • Non-Newtonian Fluids: Strange Properties at Work • Memory Metal in Action! • Create a nano-bot! NanoDays at Cape Fear Museum is part of a nationwide festival of educational programs about nanoscale science and engineering. NanoDays is organized by the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net), and takes place nationally from March 29 - April 6, 2014. This communi-

ty-based event is the largest public outreach effort in nanoscale informal science education and involves science museums, research centers, and universities from Puerto Rico to Alaska. More about Nano and NISE Network At the nanoscale—the scale of atoms and molecules—many common materials exhibit unusual properties. Our ability to manipulate matter at this size enables innovations that weren’t possible before. Nanotechnology is revolutionizing research and development in medicine, computing, new materials, food, energy, and other areas. The Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE Net) is a national community of researchers and informal science educators dedicated to fostering public awareness, engagement, and understanding of nanoscale science, engineering, and technology. The NISE Network community in the United States is led by 14 organizations, and includes hundreds of museums and universities nationwide. NISE Net was launched in 2005 with funding from the National Science Foundation, and received a five-year renewal in 2010. This project is based on See NanoDays, page 9B

• April 12 - 18th Annual Chowder Cook-Off (458-8434) • May 9 - 16th Annual Disabled Fishing Tournament (910-3687077) • May 17-18 - 21st Annual Seaside Soccer Classic (910-392-0306) • May 11 – Oct 4 - Carolina Beach Farmer’s Market every Saturday (910-431-8122) • May 14 - 2014 Carolina Beach Street Arts Festival. More info call 610-909-7643 • May 20 – Aug - Tuesday Family Night at Carolina Beach Boardwalk • May 20 – Aug - Wednesday Night Bingo at Carolina Beach Boardwalk • June – August - Weekly Movies at the Lake Every Sunday (910458-8434) • June – August - Weekly Fireworks on the Beach Every Thursday (910-458-8434) • June – August - Free Summer Concerts 2nd & 4th Fridays (910458-8434) • June – August - Weekly Boardwalk Music Every Thursday (910458-8434) • June 7 - 29th Annual Beach Music Festival (910-458-8434) • June 10 – Aug 26 - Kure Beach Open Air Market (910-4588216) • July 3 - Independence Day Fireworks (910-458-8434) • July 10-13 - East Coast Got Em‘ On Classic King Mackerel Tournament (910-470-1374) • August 23 - Miss P.I. Beauty Pageant (910-458-5962) • September 12 & 13 - Carolina Beach In-Shore Challenge (910352-0603) • Sept 13 - 2nd Annual Heart of Hope Run (910-228-5282) • Sept 20 - 2nd Annual Carolina Beach Dragon Boat Regatta and Festival 910-599-2979 • October 11 & 12 - 21st Annual Seafood, Blues and Jazz Festival (910-458-8434) • October 17-19 - 8th Annual Pleasure Island Surf Fishing Challenge (910-352-0603) • October 18 - 6th Annual Salty Paws Festival (910-458-3266) • October 25 - Annual Carolina Beach Firefighters Association BBQ (910-458-8434) • November 28 - Island of Lights Light Up Celebration at the Lake (910-458-5507) • Nov 28 thru Dec 20 - 6th Annual Christmas by the Sea (Carolina Beach Boardwalk) (910-470-8666) • December 5 - Island of Lights Christmas Parade (910-458-5507) • December 6 - Island of Lights Flotilla (910-458-0211) • December 12, 13 & 14 - Kure Beach Fantasy Christmas Show (910-279-0459) • December 13 - Island of Lights Tour of Homes (910-458-5506) • December 31 - Island of Lights New Year’s Eve Countdown held in Kure Beach For Chamber information please visit our website at www.pleasureislandnc.org or E-Mail us at visitor@pleasureislandnc.org

February 2014 Programs at N.C. Aquarium at Ft. Fisher

814 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28401 • (910) 798-4370 www.capefearmuseum.com or Find Them on Facebook

Celebrate NanoDays™ 2014 at Cape Fear Museum

P.I. Calendar of Events for 2014

Kure Beach has commemorative opportunities on the boardwalk in the shape of a Bluefish. Each fish allows up to three lines of print. For $220, you can make a memory on the boardwalk for

loved ones, celebrate an event or advertise your business. To get your Bluefish call Town Hall at 910-458-8216 or print your order form from the Town’s website at www.townofkurebeach.org

Community Center: 118 N. 3rd Ave • Tues and Thurs – Adult and Children Aikido class with Richard Price. Children’s classes run from 6-7 pm and adult classes from 7-9 pm. To regis-

ter, call 919-818-3046. • Thursday - Line Dance Classes with Ron Griffin from 10-11 am. Class in $1, no preregistration required.

Art in the Park Watercolor Class on Saturday June 7th at 9am Come join award-winning International artist Ken Withrow for Art in the Park on Saturday, June 7th, at Ocean Front Park in Kure Beach. Begin the day sketching beautiful ocean views and spend the afternoon turning your vision into art. The class will begin at 9:00 am and run until 4:00 pm, with an hour break

for lunch. The cost to participate is just $30 per person. Simply fill out a registration form and bring it, along with your payment and supplies, to class. For more information or a registration form and list of supplies needed, please visit our website, town ofkurebeach.org, or call Town Hall at (910) 458-8216.

BEHIND THE SCENES • AQUARIST APPRENTICE - Saturday, April 26 at 2 p.m. - Check out a dirty job you’re sure to love. Join staff on a behind-the-scenes tour and learn about Aquarium animals, what they eat, how they live, and how to care for them. Then, assist aquarists with food preparation and help feed the animals. Participants also observe aquarists during daily care and maintenance tasks. This limited opportunity is only open to 10 participants. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes and be prepared to smell fishy. For ages 10 and older. Ages 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $25 for ages 13 and older, $23 for ages 1012. Aquarium admission included. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

• BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR - Sundays, April 6, 13, 20, 27 at 11:15 a.m., Sundays, April 13, 27 at 1:15 p.m., Saturday, April 26 at 11:15 a.m. - Check out a dirty job you’re sure to love. Join staff on a behind-the-scenes tour and learn about Aquarium animals, what they eat, how they live, and how to care for them. Then assist aquarists with food preparation and help feed the animals. Participants also observe aquarists during daily care and maintenance tasks. This limited opportunity is only open to 10 participants. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes and be prepared to smell fishy. For ages 10 and older. Ages 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $25 for ages 13 and older, $23 for ages 10See Aquarium, page 17B

Cameron Art Museum News 814 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28401 • (910) 798-4370 www.capefearmuseum.com or Find Them on Facebook

Summer Shorts Return to Cape Fear Museum Wilmington, N.C. - Cape Fear Museum’s Summer Shorts are the perfect 60-minute learning adventures for children ages 5-12. Packed with hands-on activities and investigations,

Summer Shorts are a good option for day care centers, yearround schools, home-school groups and summer camps that are looking for fun and exciting See MUSEUM, page 17B

UP COMING MEETINGS Monday April 21, 2014: Membership Meeting. 7:309:00 pm Civil War historian, Chris Fonvielle, will talk about his new book: Faces Of Fort Fisher:1861-1864. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing by Chris. Monday May 19, 2014: Membership Meeting. 7:30-

900 pm. Daniel Norris, publisher and author, will talk about his new book on the iconic Boardwalk establishment, Britt’s. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing by Daniel. Monday June 17, 2014: Potluck Picnic. 6:30 – 8:30 pm See MEETING, page 9B

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News & Events Katie B Hines Senior Center sincerely wishes to thank Jan Truelove and her crew for a wonderful afternoon high tea on March 29. Those in attendance truly enjoyed Jan’s goodies and attention to details. Her dedication to this annual event is appreciated by the senior center. We are always looking to expand our class offerings and activities. Please call the center at 910-458-6609 if you would like to volunteer your services

to offer a new class or activity or help with a current class or activity. We are currently in need of volunteers for our Lunch Bunch group. Volunteer opportunities for this event include but are not limited to cooking, serving and cleaning. Volunteering for the lunch bunch is a great way to meet and greet your senior neighbors here on Pleasure Island. It’s almost summer music season here on Pleasure Island. See SAFETY, page 9B

SENIOR NEWS Funeral Consumers Alliance of Coastal Carolina sponsors a workshop on Planning for the Inevitable on May 3rd Helping Families Cope with Alzheimer’s Disease Local Company Offers Free Resources in Recognition of World Alzheimer’s Month As one of the most feared diseases, an Alzheimer’s diagnosis pres-

ents many challenges for families living with this disease. Because an estimated 70 percent of people with Alzheimer’s live at home, the responsibility of caring for See Alzheimer’s, page 19B

KURE MEMORIAL LUTHERAN CHURCH 117 North 3rd Ave, (910)458-5266 • Kure Beach, NC 28449

KURE MEMORIAL LUTHERAN CHURCH Midweek Lenten Service, Holy Week Schedule & Faith on Tap This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it..... Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. Psalm 118, Verses 24 and 29. Sunday Schedule 9:00 Sunday School 10:00 Worship 11:00 Fellowship Time 4:30 Youth Group Midweek Lenten Service: Worship and Soup Supper Wednesday: April 9 - 6:00 in the Fellowship Hall Holy Week Schedule: • April 13 – Palm/Passion

Sunday – 11:00 • April 17 - Maundy Thursday Service 7:00 p.m. • April 18 - Good Friday Service 7:00 p.m. • April 19 – Easter Vigil Service – 7:00 p.m. • April 20 – EASTER SUNDAY: 6:15 - Sunrise Service – Kure Pier; 8:00 – 9:45 – Breakfast - Fellowship; 10:00 – Worship; 4:30 – Youth Group Faith on Tap: Monday, April 21, 7:00 p.m. at Hang Ten Grill Surfin’ on God’s Grace, Pastor: Dan Keck 910-4585266 or web kurememorial.org

Kure Memorial Lutheran Preschool is NOW Enrolling As spring approaches, we remember the words of Martin Luther: “Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime.” Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Psalm 51:10. Sunday Schedule 9:00 Sunday School 10:00 Worship

11:00 Fellowship Time 4:30 Youth Group Midweek Lenten Service: Worship and Soup Supper Wednesdays: March 19 and 26; April 2 and 9 6:00 in the Fellowship Hall – off North Fourth Street Surfin’ on God’s Grace, Pastor: Dan Keck 910-458-5266 Website: kurememorial.org

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Will Your Social Security Check Be in the Mail Come 2015? Economist Says Trust Fund for Boomers Has Disappeared For many baby boomers, it’s comforting to believe that part of the 12.4 percent Social Security payroll tax they (or they and their employer) have been paying is going into a $2.7 trillion Social Security Trust Fund designed specifically to ensure the tidal wave of boomers now retiring will be assured their benefits.

For those already on Social Security, the taxes they pay on a portion of their benefits has also been earmarked for the fund since 1983. Economist and former professor Allen W. Smith, however, says there is no trust fund – and a number of elected officials, including former President See SECUTRITY page 19B

Kure Beach First Baptist Church 208 S. 6TH AVE • KURE BEACH, NC 28449

SUNRISE EASTER SERVICE Kure Memorial Lutheran Church on Easter Sunday, April 20th There is nothing to compare with Easter morning as the sun delivers its fresh shining face over the oceanfront and “rises” to great heights as our Lord and Savior (God’s son – Jesus Christ) did for all of us in atoning for our sins and providing all mankind with a pathway to “renewal” in his death and resurrection. Please join us as we

praise Him in conjunction with Kure Memorial Lutheran Church on Easter Sunday, April 20th at 6:15 AM at Kure Beach Pier. All are welcome to attend. For more information please call Pastor Brian Langley of Kure Beach First Baptist Church (910-619-1216) and also visit our website at www.kbfbc.org

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church 300 Harper Avenue • Carolina Beach, NC

Good Friday Observance Planned "Stations of the Cross" April 18th St. Paul’s United Methodist Church located at 300 Harper Avenue, Carolina Beach will host a “Stations of the Cross” walk Friday, April 18 to commemorate Good Friday. All are welcome to attend the event, which begins at noon and is expected to last about an hour. The walk will begin at the labyrinth in the churchyard at St. Paul’s, located at 300

Harper Avenue in Carolina Beach, and will continue through the downtown Carolina Beach area, with eight stops planned along the way. The Stations of the Cross observance is sometimes called the Via Crucis or Way of the Cross. Each stop, or “station”, represents an event in the final hours of Jesus’ life, beginning See FRIDAY, page 17B

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P.I. YOUTH BASEBALL NEWS

Varsity Baseball Team improves to 9-4 on the Season and 5-2 in Conference

Pleasure Island Youth Baseball Holds Opening Ceremonies

Eagles Play New Hanover & Hoggard for 1st Place in the Conference • 4/2 – Ashley 2 Reagan 12 Ashley hosted the Reagan Raiders today in a non-conference endowment game. The Eagles used the game to get some pitchers some work who

had not seen many innings on the mound. Reagan was up for the challenge as they pounded out 13 hits en route to a 12-2 win over Ashley. The Eagles See BASEBALL, page 19B

PHOTO BY: MELANIE BOSWELL This past Saturday Pleasure Island Youth Baseball held their opening day ceremonies. Teams from the tee ball, machine pitch and kids pitch leagues were each recognized and lined up on the field. Organizers look forward to another great year of baseball on Pleasure Island! Special thanks to league and team sponsors for their support: First Bank, Forever Vinyl, Freddies Restaurant, Ida Thai, Island

Lady Eagles Lacrosse team move up to 14th in the State after win over Topsail The Ashley Screaming Eagles hosted the Topsail Pirates for their second meeting of the year. The first half was tight with the Eagles going into the half with 8-7 lead over the Pirates. In the second half, the Eagles were able to pull ahead and never gave up the lead. Final Ashley 19 Topsail 11. Ashley improves to 6-1-0 overall and 5-1-0 in conference play. HIGHLIGHTS: Peyton LeCompte 6 goals/3 assists; Heather Talton 5 goals/2 assists See LACROSSE, page 19B

WRESTLING NEWS NWA Wrestling Comes to Carolina Beach!

Boy’s Varsity Lacrosse improve there state Ranking to 33rd after wins over South Brunswick, but lost to Laney by a Goal 9-8 • 4/4 – Ashley 14 West Brunswick 1 – The Eagles made short work of South Brunswick this past Tuesday after there 14-1 route. The Eagles were up 6-0 after the 1st period and 9-0 by halftime. After halftime they continued to dominate the game winning by a final of 14-1. HIGHLIGHTS: C. Blackmon 2 goals and 1 assist; Carson Conklin 1 goal; Owen Finnegan 2 goals and 3 assists; F Stevenson 1 goal; Hunter Smith 3 goals and 2 assists; A Henderson 2 goals; See BOY’S LAX, page 19B

The National Wrestling Alliance took over the Carolina Beach Recreation Center on Saturday night as NWA World Wide Wrestling rolled into town to present “Come Out and Play”. Three major NWA championship matches took place in addition to the other matches on

the card. The night started out with Zane Dawson challenging NWA Eastern States Heavyweight Champion Gideon Malice. The two men appeared to be equals in the ring as Malice retained his title due an over the top rope disqualifiSee Wrestling, page 19B

RUNNING NEWS

Eagles Varsity Soccer Review

Step Up For Soldiers to hold its spring 5K Combat Mud Run on Saturday, April 19th at 8:00am

• 4/2 – Ashley 2 Laney 2 – The Lady Eagles Varsity Soccer team was able to tie Laney 2-2 in a close Conference match up at home. • 4/4 Ashley 0 Havelock 3 The Ashley Screaming Eagle girls soccer team lost Saturday's home non-conference game against Havelock by a score of 3-0. • 4/7 – Ashley 2 New Hanover 6 – The Lady Eagles suffered a conference loss to New Hanover at home this past Monday 6-2.

Step Up For Soldiers will conduct its spring 5K Combat Mud Run on Saturday, April 19th at 8:00am. The event will be held at the National Guard Armory locat-

ed at 2412 Infantry Road in Wilmington. The course features over 35 new and improved obstacles including Monkey Bars over the first See MUD RUN, page 17B

Great Glow Run Lights Up Wilmington to Benefit Easter Seals UCP – April 26

Varsity Softball Team tied for 1st Place in the Mid-Eastern Coference • 4/1 - Ashley 2 West Brunswick 4 – The lady Eagles Softball team fell to West Brunswick this past Tuesday on the road. The Ladies picked up runs in the 3rd and 5th innings. The

Gazette, Pleasure Island Rentals, Southern Sign Company, American Legion Post 129, Bass Built, Buffalo Wild Wings, Carolina Sports Medicine, CB Downtown Initiative, Coastal Tumblegym, Coble Ward Smith, Drifter’s Reef, Filmwerks International, Island Men Group, Lazy Pirate Sports Grill, Michael’s Seafood Restaurant, No Sweat Heating & Air, Play It Again Sports, Pleasure Island See PIYBL, page 19B

Ladies gave up 2 runs in the 3rd and 4th innings. • 4/4 – The Ladies made short work of South Brunswick in this 13-1 route. The win improves the Ladies record to 8-5 on the Season

and 7-1 in Conference Play. The Ladies and Laney are tied for 1st Place in the Conference with just 3 Conference games left in the season. April 8th against Topsail, April 22nd against Hoggard at

Home and April 29th at Laney. • 4/5 – Ashley 5 North Brunswick 6 – The Lady Eagles lost another close game this past Saturday against North Brunswick 6-5.

Ready … Set … GLOW! The Easter Seals UCP Great Glow Run will light up Wilmington in support of individuals and families managing disabilities and mental health challenges. The illuminated 5K evening race will be held Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Battleship North Carolina Park. Check-in begins at 6:00 p.m.

and the race starts at 8:00 p.m. Participants will don glow and LED gear as they join other enthused runners on an eyecatching, glimmering course. Register by April 11 at GreatGlowRun.com for just $35. Unless sold out, day of event registration is $50. Active duty military are eligible See Glow Run, page 17B

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2014 Spring Pleasure Island Soccer Association Parents: On April 26th most teams will be playing twice

(Pictured Above & Below): Pictures from the Girl’s U9 Division Masonboro Family Medicine vs. Kate’s Pancake House.

(Pictured Above & Below): Pictures from the Girl’s U4/5 Division Game Moxie Marketing JB Lawn Sprinkler. GIRLS • U7G – Island Montessori School was able to improve to 2-1-1 on their season after their 5-1 win over Island Tackle & Hardware. In the other game also winning with a 5-1 score was Beach PC’s. The win improved their record to 1-0-3. • U8G - Victory Awards & trophies was able to improve their record to 2-1-1 after their 5-1 win over dragonflies. In a closer game Wilmington Health was able to defeat Harris Teeter by a goal 3-2 improving their record to 2-1-1. Signal was able to remain undefeated with a 5-1 win over Ribbet Salon. In the final game of the day the Island Gazette was also able to stay undefeated with a 3-0-1 record after their 3-0 shutout over Pleasure Island Rentals. • U9G – CBHF Engineers was able to improve their record to 2-2 after their 2-0 win over Beach Charms. Chick-FilA was able to remain undefeated at 4-0 after their 8-1 win over State Farm – David Ward. In the final game Masonbro Family Medicine was also was able to improve to 4-0 after their 5-1 win over Kate’s Pancake House. • U10G – Refuge City Church was able to defeat Victory Health 5-1. In the other game E2A defeat Pleasure Island Insurance 3-1 improving them to 2-1. • U11/12G – Constructive Building Solutions improved their record to 2-1 on their season after their 6-0 shutout win over Inner Solutions. In the 2nd game Aftershock was able to stay undefeated at 3-0 after their 4-0 shutout win over NRL Builders. In the 3rd game Subsurface Support was able to defeat SeaHawks Soccer Camps 5-1 improving them to 2-1-1. In the final game Wethrill Family Dentistry was able to shutout Play It Again

Sports 5-0 giving them a 4-0. • U13/14G – Wild Wings Girls was able to improve to 40 on their season after their 5-0 shutout win over Above & Beyond HVAC. In the other game Feisol Tripods was able to break a 0-0 tie over Brush Dental to take the win 1-0 and improve their record to 2-1-1. In the final game Crossfire and Pleasure Island Pirate Voyage ended their game in a 1-1 tie. BOYS • U7B – Bouncin Party Rentals won their 1st game of the season 4-3 over Superior Auto. In the 2nd game Little BWW was able to shut out Wilmington Health 2-0 improving their record to 3-0-1. In the final game Firebelly was able to pull into a tie for 2nd place with a 2-0-1 record. • U8B – Omega Sports and Progressive Land Development ended their game in a 4-4 tie. In the 2nd game Tumublegym was able to improve to 4-0 on their season after their 6-1 win over Ruckerjohns. In the 3rd game Wilmiongton Athletic Club was able to defeat Cranfill, Summer & Hartzog 5-2 giving them a 31 record. In the final game Rent a John was able to improve to 3-0-1 on the season after their 5-2 win over State Farm – Jonathan Calhoun. • U9B – Kidsville News improved to 2-1 on their season after their 5-4 win over Bellhart Marine. Refuge City Church was able to pick up the 5-1 win over Victory Health. In the final game Omega Sports and 4 Season Site & Demo ended in a 4-4 tie. • U10B – Law Office of Barry K Henline, PLLC was able to improve to 3-1 on their season after they defeated Island Montessori School 5-0. In the 2nd game El Cazador was able to improve to 4-0 after they were able to defeat Uncle See PIYBL, page 19B

U7 GIRL’S AGE DIVISION TEAM Big Apple Bakery island montessori Beach PC’s Island Tackle & Hardware State Farm Thomas Murphy

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U8 GIRL’S AGE DIVISION TEAM Signal Island Gazette Victory Awards & Trophies Wilmington Health Harris Teeter Ribbet Salon dragonflies Pleasure Island Rentals

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U9 GIRL’S AGE DIVISION TEAM Masonboro Family Medicine Chick-Fil-A Beach Charms CBHF Engineers Kate’s Pancake House State Farm - David Ward

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U10 GIRL’S AGE DIVISION TEAM E2A Victory Pleasure Island Insurance

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U12 GIRL’S AGE DIVISION TEAM Wetherill Family Denistry AfterShock Seahawks Soccer Camps Subsurface Supports Constructive Building Sol. Inner Solutions Fuzzy Peach NRL Builders Play It Again Sports

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U14 GIRL’S AGE DIVISION TEAM Wild Wings Girls FEISOL Tripods Pleasure Island Pirate Voyage Crossfire Brush Dental Above & Beyond HVAC

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TEAM Little BWW Firebelly Wilmington Health Superior Auto Atlantic Towers Bouncin Party Rentals Speech Therapy Plus

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U9 BOY’S AGE DIVISION TEAM Refuge City Church Kidsville News Bellhart Marine Omega Sports 4 Seasons Site & Demo, Inc.

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CAPT MIKE HARRISON Lucy’s Choice Bay Charters

April 7, 2014 Continuing our look at Spring maintenance for your boat, let’s focus on safety concerns. I’m not certain whether or not the Coast Guard manuals agree on this, but in my opinion your fire extinguisher(s) should be the first item of business. Make sure they are current, are the correct class, are fully charged and stored in a location that makes sense. Mounting your extinguisher in the most likely place for a fire to occur might seem like a good idea, but only if you can get to it when you need it most. Mount yours in a location that is easily accessible. Next, let’s look at life jackets. PDAs – Personal Floatation Devices. Take the time now to pull them out, shake the dust off and inspect them. Are they the correct class for your boat? Do you

have enough for every potential passenger? Are they stored where you can quickly get to them? You’d be surprised to know how many new boat owners are aware of the law; they have the required number and class of jackets, but choose to keep them neatly stored out of sight and in their original packaging. Please, unpack them and have them ready for use. You never know… We’ll continue to look at safety next week, but I now want to make you aware of a new health study I heard about: “a National Institute of Health has just released the results of a $200 million research study completed under a grant to Johns Hopkins University... The new study has found that women who carry a little extra weight live longer than the men who mention it.” Well, that’s what I read and I thought you should know. Wishing you the best, Capt. Mike Harrison

(Pictured Above): Capt Allen shows us a beautiful Striper this week. Sightfishing NC.

(Pictured Above): Get Busy Fishing Charter sent this one in. Nice work Jeff

Taxpayers Can Help Wildlife by Donating on Line 31 of State Income Tax Form Tax day is less than two weeks away and the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is asking taxpayers to remember North Carolina’s wildlife this year when completing the state income tax form by making a donation on line 31. Donations support the Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Fund, which helps the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission conduct research, conservation and monitoring work that benefits animals not hunted or fished — animals such as songbirds, sea turtles, eagles, salamanders, frogs, turtles and bats. The Commission uses donations to match federal and other grants or to pay for educational activities and wildlife-watching projects, such as the N.C. See TAX HELP, page 19B

(Pictured Above): Tax checkoff composite

Hatchery-Supported Trout Waters Open April 5

(Pictured Above): The Wildlife Commission will open 1,000 miles of hatchery-supported trout waters in 25 western counties on April 5. The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will open approximately 1,000 miles of hatchery-supported trout waters in 25 western counties at 7 a.m. on April 5.

The season will run through Feb. 28, 2015. While fishing on hatchery-supported trout waters, anglers can harvest a maximum of seven trout per day, with no minimum size lim-

its or bait restrictions. Streams and rivers in the Wildlife Commission’s Hatchery-Supported Trout Waters Program are marked by See TROUT, page 17B

Wildlife Commission Seeks Nominees for Annual Small Game Awards The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is seeking nominees for its annual Lawrence G. Diedrick Small Game Awards, which recognize an individual and organization

whose contributions aid wildlife that depend on early successional habitats. Nominations for this year’s awards are due by close of business, May 2. The award is

given for actions that significantly and positively impact North Carolina’s small game populations, including Northern bobwhite quail, See AWARDS, page 16B

Step Up For Soldiers 9th Annual Children's Fishing Tournament May 17th at Kure Beach Pier Step Up For Soldiers will hold it's 9th annual children's fishing tournament on Saturday, May 17, 2014, Armed Forces Day, at the Kure Beach Fishing Pier in Kure Beach, North Carolina. The

tournament will start at 7:00 and run until about noon. As in past years everything is free. Fishing equipment, bait, breakfast, lunch, snacks, prizes and gifts are all provided by Step Up and their sponsors. This

tournament is open to children of active duty, reserves, and veterans of all five branches of the military. Registration can be accomplished by going to the Step Up See STEP UP, page 16B

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Seussical the Musical Presented by MASK (Murray Active Stage Kids at Murray Middle School) Seussical the Musical will be Presented by MASK (Murray Active Stage Kids at Murray Middle School) on Friday., May 2nd & Sat., May 3rd at 7pm and Sun., May 4th at 3pm. Tickets will be for sale for $10 and will be available at the door. Students will only pay $5, and NHCS Employees $3. Kids 5 and under are FREE. THis wonderful event will be held in the Minnie Evans Art

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CBES Holds Scholastic Book Fair

Theatre located at 555 Halyburton Memorial Pkwy., Wilmington, NC, 28412 When Brian Hubbard was in 6th grade at Murray Middle School, he starred as Jo Jo in Seussical the Musical. Little did he know that now, as a senior at Ashley High School, he would be student directing this musical for MASK, the Murray Active Stage Kids at Murray See SEUSSICAL, page 9B

Ashley Chorus Calendar On April 25, 2014, the Ashley Chorus will present a Cabaret Dinner Theater in the Ashley High School Cafeteria at 7:00PM. Admission is $7.00. On May 18, 2014, the Ashley Chorus will sing at Plantation Village at 3:00pm. On May 24, 2014, the Ashley

Ensemble will present a Barbershop Show in the Minnie Evans Performing Arts Theater at 7:00pm. On May 29, 2014, the Ashley Chorus presents its Spring Concert at the Minnie Evans Performing Arts Theater at 7:30pm.

Carolina Beach Elementary School hosted a Scholastic Book Fair event last week. The week long fair included Family Night on Tuesday, “Bring Someone Special to School” breakfast on Thursday and wrapped up with a last chance to buy your favorite titles Sunday at the Holland Hustle. The Book Fair offered the community an opportunity to help the school build classroom libraries through the “Classroom Wish Lists,” as well as their family’s personal collection. For more information on the PTO and upcoming events, check out www.nhcs.net/cbes/.

Easy Ways YOU Can Support Carolina Beach Elementary If you want to find a way to do your part to support Carolina Beach Elementary School’s PTO by simply doing your everyday activities, look no further! Here are a few ways you

can do your part! Box Tops for Education and Campbell’s Soup Labels: Please cut the Box Top's for Education from your food items See SUPPORT, page 16B

Spirit Merchandise On Sale Carolina Beach Elementary School’s PTO is still selling items several items to show your school spirit! From magnets to pencils and tote bags to insulated cups there is a little

something for everyone. The new school log features the school’s mascot a starfish. The story behind the starfish is as follows: One day a man was See SPIRIT, page 9B

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Introduction to QiGong Join Ralph Miller as we explore the world of QiGong! As a foundation to tai chi, the gentle and rolling movements allow the breath to be smooth and light. This directs the qi to the tendons and bones, increasing the body’s vitality. Classes are scheduled for Wednesday, April 2nd, 9th, 16th and 30th from 6:00 – 7:00 pm. We will

also offer two daytime classes on Monday, April 14th and 28th from 11:00 – 11:45 am. Cost is only $5.00 per participant. All participants must be Recreation Center members or pay the daily guest fee plus the rate of the class. For more information, please contact the Recreation Center at (910) 458-2977.

Carolina Beach Aerobics The class is a total body workout that combines a 30minute aerobics segment, along with a weight and abdominal workout. Please bring your own 4-6 pound dumbbells if you have them. This class is a fun and energizing way to exercise for all ages. The class is

held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00 - 9:00 am. Cost is $2.00 per participant. This is a great way to burn off those extra calories and stay in shape. If you have any questions, please contact the Recreation Center Staff at 458-2977.

Zumba® with Lauren Lauren Avery is teaching Zumba® classes at the Carolina Beach Recreation Center! Zumba® fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easyto-follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program that will blow you away. Participants achieve long-term benefits while experiencing an absolute blast in one exhilarat-

ing hour of caloric-burning, body-energizing movements. Join us Thursdays from 6:00 – 7:00 pm for Zumba® Fitness. Cost is only $5.00 per participant. All participants must be Recreation Center members or pay the daily guest fee prior to attending class. For additional information, please contact the Recreation Center at 458-2977.

Summer Day Camp 2014 The Carolina Beach Parks & Recreation Summer Day Camp 2014 Program will feature a different structure than in years past. Rather than signing up for individual days, campers will enjoy one full week of camp with a variety of activities included. • All drop off and pickup will be at the Recreation Center • Camps run Monday thru Friday from 9:00AM until 4:00PM • Campers must register for the entire week • Each week will offer one special activity (Jungle Rapids, surfing, paddle boarding etc.) • Each week will include at least one beach day

• Weekly rates for Carolina Beach residents are $125, nonresidents $150 • There will be no camp the week of June 30th-July 4th & July 14-18th Our detailed schedule of camp dates and activities will be released on April 21st and can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/CB RecCenter Signups begin for Carolina Beach residents on Tuesday, May 6th at 8:00AM and Friday, May 9th at 7:00AM for nonresidents. Please sign up early as space is limited. For more info please contact Samantha Robinson at samantha.robinson@carolinabeach.org

Zumba Gold© This class is great for Zumba© beginners and participants that like a slower pace. Kathy Senna is instructing classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 – 10:00 am in our basketball courts. Kathy is a retired Health and Physical Education teacher with 36 years experience and a Master’s degree in Exercise Science. Zumba Gold© is a lower impact, easy-to-follow,

Latin-inspired dance fitnessparty that keeps you in the groove of life. Cost is only $6.00 per participant or you can purchase a 5-class package for only $25.00. All participants must be Recreation Center members or pay the daily guest fee prior to attending class. For additional information, please contact the Recreation Center at 458-2977.

P.I. Exercise Class is Back P.I. Exercise class is back in full swing at the Carolina Beach Recreation Center. Join Jean Martin for our low impact aerobics class. This class incorporates a warm-up, stretching, balancing, strength training, back strengthening and a cool down. Class meets

every Monday and Wednesday from 9:00 am – 10:00 am. Cost is only $1.00 per participant. All participants must be Recreation Center members or pay the daily guest fee plus the rate of the class. For additional information, please contact the Recreation Center at 458-2977.

Mini Monet’s Art Classes The Recreation Center is offering kids art class! Instructor Jennie Wenk is leading classes every Wednesday, starting September 11th, from 4:15 - 4:45 pm. Art projects are designed to promote cognitive development, encourage fine motor skills and enhance critical thinking. The lessons are created to encourage creative

expression and to supplement the NC Arts Education Curriculum. New Students can join classes at anytime and Mini Monet’s is designed for ages 3 – 12. To sign up or get more information, contact Jennie Wenk at minimonets@gmail.com or (910) 399 – 1708. Please visit www.minimonetart.com for more information.

Rec Center’s Annual FREE Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 19th The Carolina Beach Parks & Recreation Department will host their annual FREE Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 19th, from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm at Mike Chappell Park. All children ages 12 and under are invited to attend our free event. The Easter Egg Hunt will promptly begin at 11:00 am.

Activities include games, egg decorating and pictures with the Easter Bunny. Bring your baskets and hop down the bunny trail to Mike Chappell Park on April 19th. We will not hold a rain-out date for this event. If you have any questions, contact the Recreation Center at (910) 458-2977.

Join Sarah Herzog for our new Youth Class Lil’ Cooks Kitchen Join Sarah Herzog for our new Youth Cooking Class! This class is designed for all children ages 6 and up. The Mission of Lil' Cook's Kitchen is to expand a child's idea of food by emphasizing the benefits and joys of cooking fresh, colorful and nutritious vegetables, grains and proteins. At Lil' Cook's, we use the kitchen as a creative art studio to teach children how to nourish their bodies from the inside out. Let your child become a kitchen artist and explore the neverending realm of possibilities in

the kitchen. This program offers opportunities for kids ages 6 and up to explore new foods and ingredients through beginner knife skills, proper food handling, introduction to the chemistry of cooking and exploration of global cuisine and food traditions. Classes are on Monday from 4:30 – 6:00 pm. Cost is $85.00 per participant for 4 weeks. Pre-Registration is required! For additional information, please contact the Carolina Beach Recreation Center at (910) 458-2977.

Boardwalk Beach Pilates Instructor Sophina White is taking class outdoors! Starting on Saturday, March 22nd, venture outside for Boardwalk Beach Pilates at the Carolina Beach Oceanfront Stage. Classes are every Saturday from 7:00 - 8:00 am. Cost is just

$8.00 per participant with ages 12 and under free. Children are encouraged to attend. Bring your workout mat, towel and drink. Classes are only held as weather permits. For additional information, please call the Recreation Center at 458-2977.

Lunch Flow Yoga Grab a quick bite of “Food for the Soul” at the Lunch Flow Class with Tamara Cairns! Strengthen, energize and align in this Slow Flow Yoga Class specifically designed for increasing flexibility and balance for both the body and mind. Classes

are every Friday from 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm. Cost is $8.00 per class. All participants must be Recreation Center members or pay the daily guest fee plus the rate of the class. For more information, please contact the Recreation Center at 458-2977.

Booty Camp Join Christina Dees for our class that focuses on working the booty along with an overall “total fit” and core workout. Each class is different and uses a wide variety of workout equipment: Stretchy Bands, Pilates Balls, Body Bars, Medicine Balls, Hand Weights and Balance Discs. An assortment of circuits will add mixture to your boring old workout routines! While this is a high intensity workout, exercises

can be modified to fit any fitness level. Classes take place every Tuesday from 10:00 – 11:00 am and every Wednesday from 10:45 - 11:45 am. Cost is $6.00 per person or you can purchase a 5-Class package for only $25.00! Participants must be Recreation Center members or pay the daily guest fee plus the rate of the class. For additional information, please contact the Recreation Center at 458-2977.

Introduction to Meditation Instructor Ralph Miller will teach an Introduction to Meditation Class. This class provides an overview to meditation and gives pointers for standing, seated and lying down postures. Classes will be on Wednesday, April 2nd and 16th

from 7:00 – 8:00 pm. Cost is only $5.00 per participant. All participants must be Recreation Center members or pay the daily guest fee plus the rate of the class. For more information, please contact the Recreation Center at (910) 458-2977.

Power Flow Yoga Join Anastasia Worrell for our Power Flow Yoga Class! Focus will be on core, strength building postures with isometric holds and dynamic flows. This is an intermediate yoga class focusing on advanced yoga practices. Class will meet every Saturday from 10:00 – 11:00

am. Cost is only $8.00 per participant. All participants must be Recreation Center members or pay the daily guest fee plus the rate of the class. For additional information, please contact the Recreation Center at 458-2977.

Feel Good Flow Vinyasa Yoga Mandy Nicolau and Lisa Zingale are instructing an alllevel Yoga Class! During this practice, the asanas (postures) are linked together in a series of movements that are synchronized with the breath. You will not only enjoy the muscle strength, endurance, flexibility and stress reduction that all yoga has to offer but also get the added

cardiovascular benefits from the continuous movements. Join Lisa every Tuesday and Mandy every Thursday from 12:00 – 1:00 pm. Cost is only $6.00 per class. All participants must be Recreation Center members or pay the daily guest fee prior to attending class. For additional questions, please call the Recreation Center at 458-2977.

MEETING from page 2B Summer Potluck/Picnic. The perfect time to bring friends and prospective members. ALSO UPCOMING! Saturday, March 22, 2014

Walking Tour of “The Sugar Loaf Line of Defense” with Dr. Chris Fonvielle 2pm-4pm. $5.00 donation requested. Limit of 25 participants. Meet at the Federal Point

History Center. 1121-A N Lake Park Blvd. Carolina Beach, North Carolina. Call 910-4580502 to reserve your place. ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE GEN-

ERAL PUBLIC. They are held at the Federal Point History Center, 1121-A North Lake Park Blvd. (Just south of the Carolina Beach

CHOWDER from page 1B southeast North Carolina’s finest restaurants will prepare the region’s best seafood chowder recipes. Folks can sample a taste of Cape Fear during this friendly chowder competition held at Carolina Beach Lake Park in Carolina Beach. Children can enjoy the park’s playground and a Kidz Zone with face painting, a giant inflatable slide and more. And for an additional fee, there will be paddleboat rides for the entire family. The gates open at 11:30 am and winners will be

announced around 5:30.. During the Chowder CookOff, enjoy live music by Mark Roberts Band and chowder-tasting (and voting) between 11:30 am and 3:30 pm, but make sure to arrive early while the chowder is abundant. Your job is to bring the family and your discerning palate to sample and vote on your favorite chowder. So come to the beach for the weekend and spend the day with us at this great party. Gates open at 11:30 and admission is only $6.00 for adults, children 12 and under

are FREE. This year we have a record setting number of contestants with three returning restaurants along with seven new entries: GIBBY’S DOCK & DINE CAROLINA BEACH HAVANA’S FRESH ISLAND RESTAURANT CAROLINA BEACH HILTON WILMINGTON RIVERSIDE JEBBY’S ON 17 – HAMPSTEAD MERMAID’S ISLAND GRILL – HOLDEN BEACH NIKKI’S GOURMET

SUSHI BAR – CAROLINA BEACH OGDEN TAP ROOM – WILMINGTON POP’S DINER – CAROLINA BEACH SHUCKERS OYSTER BAR & GRILL - WILMINGTON THE GRILLE SHALLOTTE Chowder is served on a firstcome, first-served basis – so come early! REMEMBER _ Chowder tastes better than Azaleas!! For more information please call the Chamber at 910458-8434 or email at greg@pleasureislandnc.org.

MOVIES from page 1B Disney’s SAVING MR. BANKS (PG13 – 2013) exploring the making of Mary Poppins! On June 29th, we will present MONSTERS UNIVERSITY (PG 2012) followed by our Independence Day weekend selection with this years’ NUT JOB (PG 2014). Halfway through our summer season on July 13th, we present the greatest Turkey Movie of all

time – FREE BIRDS (PG 2013) followed by Disney’s SUPER BUDDIES (G 2013) on July 20th. For our tenth selection of the season, we offer the environmental sensitive HOOT (PG 2006) on July 27th followed by this years’ popular THE LEGO MOVIE (PG 2014) on August 3rd. For all of our turtle lovers, we offer up A TURTLE TALE’S 2: SAMMY’S ESCAPE FROM

PARADISE (PG 2012) on August 10th followed by TAD THE LOST EXPLORER (PG 2012) on August 17th. This year’s Classic Night on August 24th will feature the 1961 Best Picture Acadamy Award winner WEST SIDE STORY. We closeout the season on Labor Day Weekend (August 31st) with Disney’s soon-to-be classic PLANES (PG 2013). We are happy to offer pop-

corn, candy, soft drinks, cotton candy, and more for sale at the movies - and all for a reasonable price! You're welcome to bring your own food and beverages as well. Directions: Once you cross Snow's Cut Bridge the Carolina Beach Lake is approximately 1 1/4 miles on your right Movies start at dusk (around 8:45). Movies are subject to change and are weather permitting.

ARTS from page 2B their talents. The Carolina Beach Street Arts Festival is a celebration of the arts and one of the few “interactive” festivals in the region. In each of the three themed areas – Visual Arts, Culinary Arts, and Performing Arts, there are ongoing demonstrations and hands-on activities for the whole family. The artists bring the public into their cre-

ative processes. This year’s “Main Event” is Mosaic Art. Several artists will be making their mosaic artwork while festivalgoers can add to the community piece that will be later shown in galleries around the region. Murray Middle School Jazz band headlines the Performing Arts, and other performances include Stray Local Band, and

Cape Fear Dance Theatre. Culinary Arts host demonstrations that include pizza toss by Uncle Vinny’s Restaurant. Last year’s main event artwork of 10’ silk batik banners that were created by Kristin Gibson and September Krueger will be sold during the event. These banners have been show in several galleries and are stunning. The festival is a collabora-

tive event with the Carolina Beach Arts and Activities Committee and newly formed Island Arts and Culture Alliance. The objective of the festival is to raise awareness and appreciation of the arts by enabling the public to get involved with the creative processes.For more information contact Christine Higgins at 610.909.7643, chris@artfullivinggroup.com

SAFETY from page 3B Instead of sitting back and watching all the wonderful line dancers this summer, come on over and join our Monday class

and learn those line dances. No need to preregister, just show up and join the group. Line dancing class meets Mondays at 3:30 at the Katie B Hines

Senior Center 308 Cape Fear Blvd, Carolina Beach. We extend a warm welcome to all new senior residents of the Pleasure Island

Communities and invite you to stop by and join in on the fun. Give us a call and we will gladly email or send you a copy of our current newsletter.

NanoDays from page 2B work supported by the NSF under Award Nos. ESI05322536 and 0940143. NanoDays™ is trademarked by North Carolina State University and used by the NISE Network with permission. Cape Fear Museum of History and Science, a department of New Hanover County, 814 Market St., is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday -Saturday, 1

to 5 p.m. Sunday; Labor Day through Memorial Day. General admission is $7 for adults; $6 for students and senior citizens; $6 special military rate with valid military ID; $4 for children 6-17; and free for children under 3 and for museum members. New Hanover County residents’ free day is the first Sunday of each month. More information: www.capefearmuseum.com.

Gazette, Apri l 9th, 2014 9B SEUSSICAL from page 7B with the choreographer and Middle School. music director AND 75+ kids This brave high school stu- both onstage and off. This show dent is in charge of technical is guaranteed to be fun for the design, lighting, coordinating whole family! SPIRIT from page 7B walking along the beach when he noticed a boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean. Approaching the boy, he asked, “What are you doing?” The youth replied, “Throwing starfish back into the ocean. The surf is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them back, they’ll die.” “Son,” the man said, “don’t you realize there are miles and miles

of beach and hundreds of starfish? You can’t make a difference!” After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up another starfish, and threw it back into the surf. Then, smiling at the man, he said…” I made a difference for that one.” Items can be purchased at the school before classes start. For more information contact Carolina Beach Elementary at (910)458-4340.

AIKIDO from page 2B Aikido, in conjunction with the Cape Fear Aikido Association, is hosting a new member drive. They are offering 5 nights of beginner classes with no experience or cost required. The location, dates and times of the beginner classes are as follows: Champion Mixed Martial Arts (145 S. College Road, Suite 109, Wilmington, NC 28403): • Monday, April 7th 6:308:30 PM • Friday, April 11th 6-8 PM • Saturday, April 12th 4-6 PM Kure Beach Community Center (118 N. 3rd Avenue, Kure Beach, NC 28449): • Tuesday, April 8th 6-7 PM (children), 7-9 PM (adults) • Thursday, April 10th

6-7 PM (children), 7-9 PM (adults) You are welcome to attend any or all of the above classes. If you would then like to join the regular ongoing class, Kure Beach Aikido and Cape Fear Aikido Association are offering a special introductory rate for your first month. All teaching staff with these organizations are certified Aikikai Instructors from Hombu Dojo in Tokyo, Japan and members of the Aikido World Alliance. If you have any questions or would like to sign up, contact Chief Instructor Richard Price at (919) 465-0403 or richardlprice@msn.com. For general club news and INFO, please visit the Cape Fear Aikido Associate website at uncwaikido.wix.com/capefearaikido.

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Gazette, Apri l 9th, 2014 HOLLAND from page 1B first graders Thomas Snider took first, Will Hartzeil in second and Johnathan Strickland in third. Second grader Zane Day took first, Evan Shoffner took second and Johnathan Como in third place. In third grade Josh Wright took first, JJ Boos in second and Brandon Park in third. Fourth grade Miles Cloninger took first and Jason Bowles in second. Fifth grade Beck Lookingbill took first and Robb Helms was in second. In the sixth grade and older division, Nicolas Ruscetti took first, Alec Benton was in third and John Boos was in third. In the female division Zoey Day took first, Mia Medlin took second and Lily McKee was in third place for the Pre-Ks’. For the kindergarteners Ava Walkertook first, Sarah Griffin was in second and Hayden Whaley was in third. For the first graders Hannah Grace took first, Alaina Boos took second and Nadia Kasell was in third. In second grade Malia Kasell was in first, Emma Snider in second and Abby Cloninger was in third. For the third graders Julia Boos was in first, Dylan Whaley in second and Allison Phillips took third. For the fourth grade division Madeline Eckler was in first, Alyssa Parker was in third and Hana Hagestrom took third. For the fifth graders,

Riley Perdue was in first place, Kalee Wiltshire was in second and Isabella Browne was in third. In the sixth grade and older division, Anna Downey was in first, Wendy Richardson was in second and Wendy Richardson took third. After the fun run it was time for the 5k, overall winners are as follows: for the males Stephen Dees, Rick Poplaski and Bob Ginsberg. For the females, Christina Dees, Lauren Fereshetian and Beth Grace. In the maters division Bob Ginsberg was in first and Howard Ruscetti was in second, for the female masters, Carol Kays was in first and Tracee Hagestom was in second. Male Age group winners are as follows: for first grade Dylan Park and Kaden Winebar. Second grade Jonathan Baggie and Camp Lancaster. Third grade, Oscar Cleaveland, Chandler Dozier and Leo Baggie. Fourth Grade, Christian Jarvis, Morgan Moore and Julian Smith. Fifth grade, Joey Langhorst, Jason Canuel and Sam Hagestrom. In the 15-18 division Ian Reichow, Eason Saffo and Harris Hord. 30-34: Jeff Hudson, Brian Nelson and Douglas Griffin. 35-39: David Streb and Chris Canuel. 40-44: Duke Hagestrom, Andreas Heppner and Mark McFarlin. 45-49: Rick Reichow and

Kevin Lancaster. 50-54: Scott Baggie. 65+ Chuck Gore. For the females: First grade winner Quinn Womble. Kindergarten Kaitlyn Vanscoy and Taylor Platz. Second grade Holly McKee, Brooke McFarlin and Malia Womble all of the Island Gazette’s Pleasure Island Soccer Team! Fourth Grade: Marrah Stephens. Fifth grade: Gabby Greer, Abby King and Alyria Saladino. 11-14: Marica Winchip, Samantha Smith and Morgan Richard. 25-29: Blair Williams, Andrea Bowen and Darlene Shreve. 30-34: Emma Baltezore and Mandie Jarvis. 35-39: Beth Grace, Leslie Heppner and Melissa Medlin. 40-44: J’Nelle Ruscetti,Nikki

Santucci and Kelli Vanscoy. 4549: Conny Langhorst, Dee Morrison and Patti Ginsberg. 50-54: Maggie Bellamy, Nona Embry and Susan Causey. 65+ Judy Hagestrom, this gave three generations of Hagestrom awards this year! For a complete list of results visit www.its-go-time.com. The Event Is Held Each Year To Honor The Lives And Contributions Of Paula And Vickie Holland Who Both Touched So Many Lives At Carolina Beach Elementary School. This Years Proceeds Benefitted The School’s Music, Technology And Physical Education Departments. See HOLAND, page 20B

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16B Gazette, Apri l 9th, 2014 ault.aspx?pageId=292 for more SUPPORT from page 7B and send them to your child's information. classroom. We will receive Target: Target will donate money to purchase equipment 1% of all purchases made using for school. Visit your Target Visa or your Target http://www.boxtops4educa- Guest Card to our school. On tion.com/ for more information. the Target site type in our Food Lion: Link your MVP school name. Visit card at Food Lion and a portion www.sites.target.com/site/en/co of the proceeds from your sale rporate/page.jsp?contentId=PR will be donated to our school. D03-001811 for more informaTo register for the program , tion. Used or new technology call 1-800-210-9569 or register needed! CBES PTO is looking online. Friends and family can for anyone willing to donate register, too! Visit iTouch, iPod, Kindle, or Nook www.foodlion.com for more devices for our students to use information. Harris Teeter: Link for educational purposes. We your VIC card at Harris Teeter are a 501(c)(3) organization. A and a portion of the proceeds donation is tax deductible. If from your sale will be donated your child doesn’t attend school to our school. Before your sale but you would like to help, you is processed you must mention may drop off your any of the your school code, 4714. Visit above at the front counter durhttp://www.harristeeter.com/def ing regular school hours.

POETS from page 1B promotion, printing, and distribution of the Anthology. eFormats (such as a Kindle version) will also be explored and made available if possible. Our primary goal is to celebrate the creativity of poets on Pleasure Island. All entries for the first edition will be limited to residents or part-time residents of the Island. A panel of volunteers will make the final decision on which poems will be included based on availability of space – we will try to be as inclusive as possible. Please understand that this is a volunteer effort and that we will be learning as we go on how to best celebrate poetry on Pleasure Island. ALL OF THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION MUST BE INCLUDED ON A COVER PAGE or EMAIL WITH YOUR SUBMISSION. Please type it and proofread it. It is very important that the information you provide us is correct. If, for any reason, you think that your email address may change in the coming months, please provide us with an alternate email so that you will be sure to receive any GOOD NEWS that we may be sending you! Your FULL NAME, Your PRIMARY EMAIL ADDRESS, Your STATE & COUNTRY LIST TITLES of the poems you are submitting (up to 2): Title 1, Title 2. PROVIDE PERMISSION FOR PLEASURE ISLAND POETRY ANTHOLOGY TO PUBLISH YOUR WORK IN OUR

2014 POETRY ANTHOLOGY should it be selected: I hereby give Pleasure Island Poetry Anthology permission to publish the poems I have submitted (titles listed above) should they be selected as part of the 2014 Pleasure Island Poetry Anthology. I understand that the 2014 Pleasure Island Poetry Anthology may be copyrighted in the United States by Pleasure Island Poetry Anthology as a COLLECTION OF SELECTED POETRY, and that I will retain all individual rights to my works outside of that collection. PRINT YOUR FULL NAME, SIGN YOUR FULL NAME, DATE. OPTIONAL: Your WEBSITE URL may also be included if you have one. Your website information will be published if you provide it—so please include it if you would like that information available to readers. STAPLE your completed cover page and poems together if you are submitting via mail. Your cover page should be on top, followed by your poems. Put everything in ONE envelope, attach appropriate postage, and MAIL TO: Pleasure Island Poetry Anthology 920 Riptide Lane Carolina Beach, NC 28428. Email submissions to: pleasureislandpoems@yahoo.com. Please note that by submitting your poems to us, you are giving Pleasure Island Poetry Anthology permission to publish your original poetry in our 2014 Poetry Anthology should it be chosen as a selected poem.

STEP UP from page 6B web-site at www.stepupforsoldiers.org, click on the fishing tournament icon, fill in the form and submit. You can also

contact Jim Verdon, event coordinator, at 570-971-0553. This is always a great event for children and parents alike so come out and catch some fish.

FAVA from page 1B my home and I'll always keep it close to heart. Any unique experience I can take out of living here is worth my time. I've wanted to be a belle since I first heard about them when I moved here. A friend of mine was gushing about her gorgeous, handmade gown and told me all about her experience. I was sold,” she said She has been assigned the parade and coronation as her activities, and she is thrilled for the parade. Miss Fava said her mother accompanied her when she went to Alma Fennel to choose her dress. She said she tried on everything from a white satin dress with red trimmings to a dress that resembled nothing less than a princess’

gown. She finally decided on a fuchsia dress with red roses decorating the neckline and bodice. She said she felt like a princess as the women of the Cape Fear Garden Club gushed compliments and her mother snapped countless pictures. The dressmakers are beyond talented as every detail is covered, from dainty, lace gloves to matching parasols. In order to get nominated, she contacted Karen Smith to make an interview. Rather than be sponsored by an individual of the club, she is sponsored by the committee as a whole. She loved the fact that they provide every senior girl with the opportunity to become a belle instead of making it an ordeal.

AWARDS from page 6B ruffed grouse, squirrel and rabbit. These actions also benefit other species, including nongame animals such as songbirds, reptiles and amphibians. Winners receive a plaque and formal recognition at a Wildlife Commission board meeting in appreciation for their efforts on behalf of North Carolina small game wildlife species. The awards are named for the late Larry Diedrick, a lawyer and Wildlife Commissioner from Rocky Mount who died in 2002, known as a passionate small game hunter and strong conservation advocate. In the individual category, past award winners are landowners who improved and integrated small game habitat into their forestry or farming operations. In the organization category, past award winners included corporations, government agencies, and non-government organizations whose actions

improved small game habitat. Past organizational winners include Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge, the Ruffed Grouse Society, Murphy Brown LLC, and the Southeast N.C. Chapter of Quail Forever. The following information is required for each nomination. Please use this form. The name of the individual or organization being nominated — include mailing address, telephone number and email address. The name of the individual making the nomination — include mailing address, telephone number and email address. A written explanation describing why the nominee should receive the award. Please limit the explanation to no more than two pages. Submit nominations by email to susan.bunn@ncwildlife.org or mail to: N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, Division of Wildlife Management, c/o Susan Bunn, 1722 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, N.C. 27699-1722.

FRIDAY from page 3B with his betrayal by Judas in the garden, and ending as he is laid in the tomb. A cross will be carried for the entire route. At each station, participants will place visual artwork and hold a brief service, including intercessory prayers for individuals and

groups in our community. The artwork, along with printed materials, will be left at each site through the end of the day so that those who are unable to join the noon walk may do a self-guided walk later. Information about the walk will also be available on the St. Paul’s website at stpaulscb.org.

TROUT from page 6B green-and-white signs. Commission staff stocks these waters from March until August every year, depending on the individual stream. A list of numbers and species stocked by month and county can be found on the Commission’s website. Many of these waters are stocked monthly, although some heavily fished waters are stocked more frequently. Commission personnel will stock nearly 907,000 trout, with 96 percent of the stocked fish averaging 10 inches in length and the other fish exceeding 14 inches. Stocked trout are produced primarily in two mountain region fish hatcheries operated by the Commission and are distributed along hatchery-supported streams where public access for fishing is available. While hatchery-supported trout waters are open to public fishing, many of those miles are privately owned. “Opportunities to fish on many of these hatchery-supported trout streams are only available through the supportand generosity of landowners,” said David Deaton, fish production supervisor for the Wildlife Commission. “It’s important for anglers to respect the property that they’re fishing on and remem-

ber that landowners can take away access if they feel their property is being misused.” Deaton said that anglers can help prevent the loss of public access to fishing by: • Respecting private property and landowners at all times; • Removing all trash and litter from fishing and parking areas; • Parking only in designated areas and leaving driveways open for pass-through traffic; • Closing and/or locking gates after use; and, • Reporting wildlife violations by calling 1-800-6627137. For a complete list of all waters in the HatcherySupported Trout Waters Program, as well as trout maps and weekly stocking summaries on hatchery-supported trout waters, visit the Commission’s trout fishing page. Weekly stocking information appears online for seven days, and updates are posted on Fridays after fish arestocked. Trout anglers should note that stocking for the Dan River, in northwest Stokes County, will occur as scheduled. For more information on fishing in public, inland waters, visit the Commission’s website, www.ncwildlife.org or call the Division of Inland Fisheries, 919-707-0220.

SBJF from page 2B tory of this great Festival – DOUBLE HEADLINERS. That is right, International renowned artists will headline on Saturday and Sunday this year! First up is the legendary ROBERT CRAY BAND on Saturday night, October 11th. With 5 Grammy Awards, 15 nominations, millions of record sales worldwide, and thousands of sold out performances, rock blues icon Robert Cray is considered “one of the greatest guitarists of his generation.” Closing out the Festival on Sunday, October 12th, will be the first-ever repeat headliner – the incomparable DELBERT McCLINTON, with three Grammy awards to his credit. In support of the outstanding talent offered up by ROBERT CRAY BAND and DELBERT McCLINTON, the Festival will also offer other national recording acts including: Opening for ROBERT CRAY BAND will be SHEMEKIA COPELAND – the NEW “Queen of the Blues” (City of Chicago honor) and two-time GRAMMY Award nominee AND Opening for DELBERT McCLINTON will be the ever-popular DAMON FOWLER – With a hybrid blend of roots rock, blues and sacred steel, Damon has

become one of the hottest young players on the Blues scene. In Addition to these four, there will be ten other blues and jazz groups on two stages over the two-day festival brought to you by Bryant Real Estate and the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce at the Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Area. The Food selection, as always, will be outstanding as well. The amazing FREE Kidzone will be back with magicians, face painting, educational exhibits and inflatables and much more! You can also get a little shopping in at the many and varied vendors as well as having a glass of wine or a bottle of beer. Tickets are just $50.00 in advance for a two-day pass or can be purchased at the door for $60.00 for Saturday (ROBERT CRAY BAND plays Saturday night) and $25.00 for Sunday (DELBERT McCLINTON is the Sunday closer). Kids 12 and under are free. We ask that you do not bring coolers or pets, but bring your chairs, towels and blankets for a Pleasure Island style weekend. See you there! For more information please call the Chamber at 910-4588434 or email at greg@pleasureislandnc.org.

SUMMER from page 18B and create animal enrichment, campers get a glimpse of the work required to provide proper animal care. Dates: July 1418, July 21-25 Ages: 5-6, 7-9, 10-12 Eco Explorers: How many different animals live in the rainforest? Would a polar bear meet a penguin? What kind of animals can survive in a desert? Campers take an imaginary trip around the world to discover various ecosystems and the animals living there. This camp also highlights the diversity of local environments. Dates: July 28-August 1, August 4-8 Ages: 5-6, 7-9, 10-12 Coastal Crusaders: How can North Carolina's aquatic environments be recreated and maintained in an Aquarium setting? Campers gain a better understanding of how to investigate and preserve the environment we all share by exploring natural habitats. Campers enjoy this week of canoeing on the Cape Fear River, surf fishing, visiting the sea turtle hospital, and snorkeling. Dates: June

23-27, July 7-11, July 28August 1 Ages: 13-14 The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher is located just south of Kure Beach, a short drive from Wilmington, on U.S. 421. The site is less than a mile from the Fort Fisher ferry terminal. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission:$10.95 ages 13-61; $9.95 62+ and military; $8.95 ages 3-12. Free admission for: children 2 and younger.

HUNT from page 18B Fatzinger said. Based on size and gender, they are confident the animals will do well. As the dominant female, the albino alligator is six inches and sixteen pounds larger than her biggest neighbor. Luna weighs nearly 74 pounds and measures 6. 6 feet long. Luna arrived at the Aquarium in early 2009, weighing less than 20 pounds and measuring 5 feet. She is a native of Louisiana but lived for a time at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm in Florida. She

is one of only 50 albino alligators known to exist. The space that formerly housed Luna, will undergo significant renovations in anticipation of a new bald eagle habitat. The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher is located just south of Kure Beach, a short drive from Wilmington, on U.S. 421. The site is less than a mile from the Fort Fisher ferry terminal. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. General information: http://www.ncaquariums.com/f ort-fisher

MUD RUN from page 4B crawl pit. These new additions combined with many other improvements make this one of the top mud runs in the country. Check the Step Up For Soldiers web-site www.stepupforsoldiers.org for more details and to get registered. You can also connect with them on Facebook and Twitter. Step up for Soldiers is a non-profit 501-(c) (3) organization, dedicated to members of the Armed Forces of the United States of America. All monetary donations

that you make to support our organization are tax deductible. This year’s profits will be used to purchase special equipment for Capt Ivan Castro. Ivan Castro is a blind active duty US Army Captain. He was blinded in combat in 2006 and continues to serve out nation. His needs are many and we hope to provide items he need to continue as an active member of our community. We are also collection donation for the Ed Kramer House that should start in a few weeks.

MUSEUM, from page 2B programming opportunities. • Summer Shorts are for groups of 10 or more children and their adult chaperones. • All programs include a takehome creation. • Summer Shorts are now available as outreach…we can come to you! Additional mileage fees may apply to outreach. This year’s themes are: Summer Constellations *NEW Enter the Museum’s Starlab planetarium to examine the summer stars and constellations. Cape Fear Indians Investigate the earliest inhabitants of our region through artifact analysis, games, and more. Magnet Mania *NEW Manipulate magnets and conduct fun experiments to learn about the science of magnetism. Toy Science *NEW - Play with a variety of folk toys and discover the science behind what makes them so much fun. DINO-mite - Journey back

in time to when dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures ruled the land and seas. Eco Adventures - Go on an ecosystem adventure and meet the plants and animals that live in the Lower Cape Fear. Summer Shorts are offered Mondays – Fridays, from June 16 until August 15. Program fees are $6 per child prior to June 30, 2014; $7 per child beginning July 1. Cape Fear Museum of History and Science, a department of New Hanover County, 814 Market St., is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday -Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday; Labor Day through Memorial Day. General admission is $7 for adults; $6 for students and senior citizens; $6 special military rate with valid military ID; $4 for children 617; and free for children 5 and under and museum members. New Hanover County residents’ free day is the first Sunday of each month. More information: www.capefearmuseum.com.

MEAL from page 2B camp classic film, “Can’t Stop The Music”, made the cover of the Rolling Stone Magazine and in 2008, garnered a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. Randy Jones looks forward to this event each year being that he was born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina and loves Carolina Beach so he is donating his time and talent to help out the homebound elderly! We are having a two-day event this year which will include a Disco Night at the Lazy Pirate, 701 N. Lake Park Blvd Carolina Beach where there will be a “Disco Night Meet and Greet” with a silent auction. Come dressed to impress in your disco attire. There will be prizes all night! Our sponsors will be recognized during this event beginning at 7:00 pm on Friday evening. On Saturday, June 14, we board the Royal Winner Princess in Carolina Beach at 6:15 returning at 9:30 pm to Carolina Beach. Expect spectacular entertainment, back-up dancers for Mr. Jones, hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar and dancing, along with a 50/50 raffle. Tickets are $40.00. Cruise is

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm. Suggested age is 12 and up and minors must be accompanied by an adult. All proceeds go to Meals on Wheels Council Inc., and Only 225 Tickets will be SOLD! Ticket is required to board the boat. Cash or Checks Only! Checks should be written to Meals on Wheels Council, Inc., P. O. Box 3593, Wilmington, NC 28401. If you remember “In The Navy”, “Macho Man” and “Y.M.C.A.”, Don’t Miss the Boat! If you do, you will miss America’s favorite Disco Cowboy! The Meals on Wheels Council, Inc. welcomes your participation as a sponsor for the event. We rely on donations such as yours to continue to operate. For your donation, you will receive sponsor recognition and tickets for the cruise (based on sponsorship level). With your assistance, the Meals on Wheels Council, Inc. can continue to experience success with this event to better serve our homebound clients. For more information, you may contact 910-508-8672 fjacobs@ bellsouth. net or 910-458-5962 or blueocean 5678@yahoo.com.

Gazette, Apri l 9th, 2014 17B thousands living with disabiliGLOW RUN from page 4B for a special $25 registration; ties in our community.” team discounts also available. Awards will be given to the Entry fee includes bib, timing top three overall male and top chip, race t-shirt, bib, glow dec- three overall female runners, as oration and entrance to the well as top runners in each age post-race Afterglow party. category. The event also fea“The Great Glow Run is an tures a costume contest to experience to remember,” said encourage runners to glow their Patrick Curran, Easter Seals brightest. The Great Glow Run UCP event director. “This benefits local Easter Seals UCP event started in Wilmington and the local programs that and is returning for its third connect children, families and year. We’re excited about the adults managing disabilities tremendous enthusiasm and and mental health challenges to support that keeps the event meaningful solutions. growing each year. The race is For more information, cona unique experience that not tact Patrick Curran at (919) only provides great evening 783-8898 x8907 or email fun, but helps make a signifi- GreatGlowRun@EasterSealsU cant difference in the lives of CP.com. AQUARIUM from page 2B 12. Aquarium admission included. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. • EXTENDED BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR Wednesdays, April 2, 30 at 2 p.m. and Fridays, April 11, 25 at 2 p.m. - Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at an Aquarium? Space for animal holding, husbandry, life support systems, and access to exhibits is hidden behind the aquarium walls. If you have ever cared for a home aquarium, you may have some idea of what it takes to operate a collection of salt and freshwater exhibits, with hundreds of animals. Accompany aquarium staff on a guided tour of animal quarantine, life support, food preparation, and access areas. This unique opportunity is limited to 10 participants. Children under 8 are not permitted. Children between 8 and 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Fee: $15.00 for adults and $13.00 for children 17 and under. Aquarium admission included. NC Aquarium Society Members pay $9.00 per participant. FOR CHILDREN • CHILDREN’S DISCOVERY TIME - Thursday, April 10 at 11 a.m. – Amphibians, Thursday, April 24 at 11 a.m. – Reptiles Creatures come alive in this story-telling and critter-creating program. For ages 3-5. Fee: $14 per child. Aquarium admission included. Parents pay admission only. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED. OUTDOORS & EXPLORATION • SALT MARSH EXPLORATION - Sundays, April 6 and 20 at 1:00 p.m. - Hike the salt marsh trail and view firsthand the activities of marshdwelling animals and the variety of plants found in this rich environment. Ages 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes and be prepared to get wet and muddy. For ages 7 and older.

Fee: $18 for ages 13 and older, $16 for ages 7-12. Aquarium admission included. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED. • SURF FISHING WORKSHOP - Saturdays, April 5, 26 at 9 a.m. - This three hour workshop includes one hour of classroom discussion, then surf fishing on the beach nearby. All equipment and bait provided. Program is rain or shine, with extra activities added in event of bad weather (e.g., throwing a cast net). For ages 10 and older. Fee: $15 per participant. Aquarium admission is not included. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED. OUTDOORS & EXPLORATION • ALLIGATOR EGG HUNT - Saturdays, April 12 and 19 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and Friday, April 18 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. - Come join the fun on our Alligator Egg Hunt. Kids will see a live baby alligator and learn about these fascinating animals. They create their own special alligator egg basket and then search for candy filled “alligator eggs.” Recommended for ages 3-10, however all ages are welcome. Limited space is available. Ages 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $20 per child. Aquarium admission included. Adults will need to pay admission to Aquarium. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED BY APRIL 9 FOR APRIL 12. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED BY APRIL 16 FOR APRIL 18 AND 19. The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher is located just south of Kure Beach, a short drive from Wilmington, on U.S. 421. The site is less than a mile from the Fort Fisher ferry terminal. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission:$10.95 ages 13-61; $9.95 62+ and military; $8.95 ages 3-12. Free admission for: children 2 and younger, registered groups of N.C. school children, and N.C. Aquarium Society members. General information: www.ncaquariums.com/fort-fisher

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NC Aquarium at Ft. Fisher’s Summer Camp Registration Open

(Pictured Above): The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher held the grand opening of the new Butterfly Bungalow today, April 5. Attached are a few photos of the fun. Hundreds visited the new temporary exhibit, watched an exotic butterfly release and went home with free native plantings to start their own butterfly garden. The Butterfly Bungalow is only open through September, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is $3; Aquarium admission is additional.

The Hunt is on at the Aquarium A toothy resident of the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher moved to new digs in mid-February and acquired a few new roommates, too. Luna, an albino alligator, still makes her home at the popular attraction, but now resides in the habitat traditionally reserved for natural-colored American alligators. Luna, who previously lived alone, joined two females and one male alligator, sharing a large swimming area and lounging space. Visitors can watch as Luna and her new friends swim and float right up to three large windows, allowing all to clearly see her beautiful alabaster features from nostril to tail. “Luna’s transition to her new space has gone well,” said Aquarium Curator Hap Fatzinger. “All the animals are currently adapting.” Aquarium Husbandry staff did extensive research on bringing the alligators together, See HUNT, page 17B

(Pictured Above): Visitor’s finds eggs during the 2013 Alligator Egg Hunt at the N.C. Aquarium.

(Pictured Above): A marine educator leads summer campers at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher on an exploration of the local salt marsh. KURE BEACH, NCExplore, play, laugh, learn— children enrolled in summer camp at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher will do all this and more. Campers, ages 5 to 14, experience outdoor adventure, eco-education and make new friends. Trained marine educators lead the activities and introduce campers to live animals in a safe and fun atmosphere. Aquarium Camp runs 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday throughout the summer. Session details are below. Limited transportation to and from summer camp is offered, with pick-up points at a Monkey Junction and Ft. Fisher Ferry locations (This service requires an additional fee and registration). For more information and to register visit ncaquariums.com/fort-fisher. Nature Patrol: Campers develop basic animal observation skills while patrolling different local habitats. Join the

aquarium on its mission to conserve and protect North Carolina's environments. Dates: June 16-20, June 23-27 Ages: 5-6, 7-9, 10-12 Weird, Wonderful Wildlife: Have you ever wondered how frogs survive the winter, or why some fish can glow in the dark? Sometimes animals are wonderfully weird! Campers learn the strange adaptations animals make to live in their environments. Exploration trips inside and outside of the aquarium turn an animal encounter from an "eww" to an "aww" moment. Dates: June 30-July 3, July 711 Ages: 5-6, 7-9, 10-12 Animal Keepers: How do we feed 2,000 animals? What does it take to keep a 235,000gallon aquarium clean? Where do aquarium animals come from? Campers learn about the daily careand maintenance of aquarium animals. By helping prepare food, clean exhibits, See SUMMER, page 17B

LACROSSE from page 4B Penka Heusinkveld 3 goals/4 assists; Felicity Havens 2 goals/1 assist; Ashley Merritt

2 goals; Abigail Efting 1 goal/1 assist; Natalee Kasdan 2 assists. For Topsail: Jean Zsadanyi 6 goals; Sydney

Tompkins 2 goals; Maddie DeVries 2 goals; Lilly McFadden 1 goal. In Goal: A Kelsea Meadows 11 Saves/22

SOG and T- Katiana Vasquez 14 Saves/33 SOG The Lady Eagles will travel to Jacksonville on Friday 4/4.

PIYBL from page 4B Chamber of Commerce, Pleasure Island Tattoo, Rex and Sons RV’s and Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar! Mark your calendars for

Saturday May 10th where Pleasure Island Youth Baseball’s travel team “The Barracudas” will hold a fundraiser BBQ. The event will be held at the American Legion

Post 129 beginning at 4:00pm. For only $8 per plate will you get fresh North Carolina BBQ, baked beans, slaw and dessert all while supporting local youth! Baseball players and parents are

now selling tickets! For more information league schedules and stats visit www.pleasureislandyouthbaseball.com, you can also follow Pleasure Island Youth Baseball on Facebook!

BOYS LAX from page 4B Ryan Powell 1 goal; Greg Mayer 1 goal; Michael Colella 1 goal and 1 assist; Chris Hofmann 1 assist; and Colton Alkins 3 assists; In Goal Zac Tilley had 4 saves and got the

win while Colton Smith had 1 save. • 4/2 – Ashley 8 Laney 9 – After starting off with a 2-0 lead after the 1st period the Eagles let Laney come back and tie up the game at halftime

4-4. After halftime Laney was able to jump out to a 4 goal lead after a 4-0 3rd period. In the final period the Eagles were able to fight back, but in the end came up just 1 goal short 98. HIGHLIGHTS: C.

Blackmon 2 goals and a assists; Carson Conklin 2 goals; Owen Finnegan 2 goals and a assist; F. Stevenson 2 assists; and Michael Colella 2 goals. In goal: Zac Tilley 25 Save’s and 34 shots on goal.

PISA from page 5B Vinny’s 6-0. • U111/12B – Masonboro Family Medicine was able to improve to 3-1 after their 7-0 win over Byrnes Realty. In the

2nd game Port City Geomatics improved to 2-2 after they defeated Hwy 55 7-4. In the 3rd game Shuckin Shack was able to stay unbeaten at 3-0-1 after there 8-3 win over Wilmington

Lawn. In the final game Play it Again Sports was able to improve to 3-1 after a close win over State Farm – Jonathan Calhoun 4-3. • U13/14B – Krazy Kones

and Michael’s Seafood ended in a 2-2 tie. In the other game Southport Sharks was able to defeat Cape Fear Massage & Wellness 4-1.

WRESTLING from page 4B cation. The second match debuted the Carolina Heartthrobs, Ty Tyson and Corey Duncome. They took on Solomon Spades and the Great Akuma, better known as Dark Reign, as their long winded manager Moses Manson introduced them to the crowd. The match was won by the Carolina Heartthrobs on a three count from referee Willie Dee as Duncome pinned Spades. Dark Reign was not done however and the Akuma spit a green mist in Duncome’s face and a post-match brawl ensued. Match three pitted Cueball Carmichael against Human Predator. Predator was looking for revenge on Carmichael after being burned in the face

and head with a fireball last June here in Carolina Beach. Carmichael came into the match leaner and in better shape than he’s been in for years. Carmichael and Predator went toe to toe until Predator grabbed Carmichael in the corner for a choke suplex. Malice and Phil ‘Nitro’ Monohan had promised earlier in the night that someone would get hurt, and used the opportunity to attack Carmichael after knocking Predator out of the ring. In the fourth match, NWA World Junior Heavyweight Champion Chase Owens put his title on the line against ‘Tainted Love’ Daniel Messina. Messina gave the Junior World Champion all he could handle and took Owens to a time limit

draw. The main event was for the NWA National Heavyweight Championship as Lou Marconi defended his title against former champion Phil ‘Nitro’ Monohan. The fight immediately went on to the floor and into the crowd as Marconi went after Monohan for attacking and injuring Cueball Carmichael earlier in the night. A frenzy of trash cans, steel chairs to the head, and even a crutch from an injured U.S. Marine quickly became part of the fight that went to all four corners of the gym before finally getting to the ring. Victory went to Nitro as Malice came to interfere with a steel chair and quickly received a right hand from Marconi. As he turned to get rid

of the chair, Nitro caught Marconi with a boot to the face. It just so happened that boot had a steel chair sole but the referee didn’t see it and Nitro got the pin fall win and is again the NWA National Heavyweight Champion. NWA World Wide Wrestling will be in Rocky Point, NC on Saturday May 3, Las Vegas, Nevada through the month of June, and will return to the Carolina Beach Recreation Center on Saturday July 12, 2014 with a bell time of 7:30pm. For more information, you can visit their website at w w w . n w a w o r l d widewrestling.com or like them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/worldwidewrestlingentertainment.

ALZHEIMER’S from page 3B them usually falls on their families, who frequently face and dread the unexpected and unknown. While it may be impossible to predict behaviors exhibited by a person struggling with Alzheimers, there are free resources available to help area families cope with whatever situation may arise. “Many family caregivers wake up every day with anxiety and fear because they don’t know how a loved one with Alzheimers will act or react,” said Sara Blackman, owner of the Home Instead Senior Care office serving Wilmington. “We have a network of support including free tools and materials available to help family caregivers navigate the chal-

lenges that come with caring for someone with Alzheimer’s.” In recognition of World Alzheimer’s Month (September 2013), the Home Instead Senior Care network is offering a number of free resources to help local families who are living with Alzheimers, including workshops where family members will receive a version of the same in-depth Alzheimers CARE: Changing Aging Through Research and Education® training program training that was developed for the network’s professional CAREGivers. The workshops will offer specific solutions for the many common issues that arise when caring for someone with Alzheimer’s. The work-

shops will be offered on Wednesday, September 18, 25, October 9, 23, November 13, 20 and December 11 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Home Instead Senior Care, 2505 South 17th Street, Wilmington, NC. Also available is a free Confidence to Care at Home kit, an at-aglance collection of information, tips and resources to help handle difficult situations, avoid household accidents, encourage engagement, and prevent caregiver stress, that is designed for any member of the household to reference, anytime they need it. In addition, Home Instead Senior Care has developed Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias Daily Helper, a free smartphone app that families can use to search behav-

iors and help find solutions when they have to react quickly to a situation. The app, which will be available Sept. 16, is designed to help families manage issues as they arise, whether at home or in public. “According to experts, Alzheimer’s either is or may someday be a reality for about one-third of the families in our community,” said Blackman. “We want to replace their fears with a sense of confidence that they are equipped to handle any situation.” For more information about the Home Instead Senior Care network or its free Alzheimer’s resources, please visit www.helpforalzheimersfamilies.com or call the local Home Instead Senior Care office at 910-342-0455.

SECUTRITY from page 3B George W. Bush, have acknowledged that. “To make a long story very short, we are supposed to have $2.7 trillion in Social Security surplus, all earmarked for the baby boomers’ retirement, due to money generated by amendments approved in 1983,” says Smith, who has researched the topic for 15 years and is author of several books, including “The Looting of Social Security” and “Ronald Reagan and the Great Social Security Heist,” (www.thebiglie.net). “But there’s no money in the fund.” Where did it go? Four administrations, from Reagan to George W. Bush, spent it on myriad non-Social Security efforts. “Obama didn’t have a chance to use it – it was gone,” Smith says. The 1983 amendments approved under Reagan generated revenue by accelerating Social Security payroll tax increases, allowing a portion of benefits to be taxed, and delaying cost-of-living adjustments from June to December. According to the Social Security Administration website: “The surpluses are invested in (and the trust fund holds) special-issue Treasury bonds.” But what’s actually sitting in the Trust Fund is non-marketable government IOUs – worthless, Smith says. The fact has been publicly acknowledged by a 2009 Social Security trustees report; Sen. Tom Coburn; and President George W. Bush, who in 2005 said, “There is no trust fund, just IOUs that I saw firsthand … future generations will pay –

pay for either in higher taxes or reduced benefits or cuts to other critical government programs.” Recently, Speaker of the House John Boehner offered a sobering statement on ABC’s “This Week,” on Oct. 6, 2013: “…Ten thousand baby boomers like me (are) retiring every single day – 70,000 this week; 3.5 million this year. And, it’s not like there’s money in Social Security or Medicare. The government, over the last 30 years, have spent it all.” Smith examines what needs to happen starting today. • Get the secret out. The total cost of paying full benefits in 2010 exceeded Social Security tax revenue by $49 billion, and the gap between revenue and costs will become larger in the coming years. “On Sept. 27, 2000, I appeared on CNN Today to discuss my book, ‘The Alleged Budget Surplus, Social Security, and Voodoo Economics;’ the host did not take me seriously and asked me if I was ‘a voice crying in the wilderness,’ ” Smith says. “I’d quickly realized that he was

right, with the exception of multiple statements by politicians and officials.” • Get the AARP, NCPSSM and the media involved. The only way the government was able to pay full benefits in 2010 was to borrow billions from China, among other creditors. The public is repeatedly being told by government officials and leaders from the AARP and the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare that the trust fund has enough money pay full benefits until 2033. “I have tried engaging the leaders of these organizations with my research, but my attempts have been unsuccessful,” Smith says. • Get the baby boomers engaged in protesting once again. Boomers are no strangers to taking to the streets to express their outrage. However, “I’m beginning to think that it’s going to take missed checks before the public gets raises their voices. Unfortunately, you just don’t know what you have until it’s gone.”

Gazette, Apri l 9th, 2014 19B Ladder is updated weekly and TENNIS from page 2B players. For more information, all information can be found on please call Bob Fitzsimons at the display board by the Kure Town Hall (910) 458-8216 Beach Tennis Courts. Any conbetween the hours of 9 am and cerns or questions call Bob in 12 pm daily. You are eligible if the afternoons or evenings at you rank betwee 2.5 and 4.0. (910) 200-6025. GUITAR from page 2B Camp is brought to Kure Beach by Terry Godwin with Revolver Music. Camp will be held on Wednesday mornings from 9 am until 10 am, starting on June 25, 2014. The program runs every Wednesday through August 13, 2013, excluding July 9th and 23rd, for a total of 6 classes. The cost to participate is $15 per class and the program is designed for students ages 7 and up. Registration is now

open, contact Revolver Music at (910) 799-1999 or revolvermusicproductions.com. Terry will be hosting an “Open Practice” for 5 of his different girl bands at the Community Center on Sunday, March 30th. This practice session is open to the public from 2 pm until 5 pm. If you might be interested in signing your child up for the summer camp, this is the perfect opportunity to meet the instructor and see what some of his young students are up to.

TAX HELP from page 6B Birding Trail. Donations made to the Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Fund make up the largest and most significant source of non-federal funding to help these animals, so donations are critical to the continuation of many projects. Current work includes surveys to determine the abundance and distribution of species such as bog turtles in western North Carolina, redcockaded woodpeckers in the Coastal Plain and Carolina gopher frogs in the Piedmont. Through surveys, biologists collect data that help them determine the most effective ways to manage wildlife and their habitats. This ensures species not only survive, but thrive, in a state where habitat continues to disappear at an alarming rate. More than 1,000 nongame species are found in North Carolina. Many of them, such as robins, cardinals, treefrogs and green anoles, are common and can be found in many backyards, fields and woods. Others, such as sea turtles, Carolina northern flying squir-

rels and several bat species, are endangered and need conservation to prevent them from disappearing entirely from our state’s landscape. Online tax preparation software, such as TurboTax, does not have numbered lines, so efilers will be asked if they would like to make a donation to the Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Fund. Other tax filers can also tell their tax preparer that they would like to donate. Tax season isn’t the only time or way to contribute to wildlife conservation. Other ways to help North Carolina’s wildlife and their habitats yearround are: • Registering a vehicle or trailer with a N.C. Wildlife Conservation license plate; • Donating online www.ncwildlife.org/give;

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More information about the Wildlife Diversity Program, including projects and quarterly reports, is available on the Commission’s Conserving page.

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BLOOD DRIVE from page 1B least 17 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds and are in good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to

meet certain height and weight requirements. Schedule your appointment to save a life by visiting redcrossblood.org and search by sponsor code cblegion. You can also contact Mary Lou Langley at (704)607-2775.

IOL FASHION from page 1B Lights member, the late Mary Lee Farlow. Proceeds benefit the Island of Lights Committee who are responsible for events including Light up the Lake Celebration, Christmas Parade, Holiday Flotilla, Holiday Tour of Homes and the New Year’s Celebration. These festivities of Island of Lights have offered

a great economic boost to local businesses in the past during the off-season and delight children of all ages. Special thanks to everyone who came out and showed their support and all of the beautiful models! For more information on the Island of Lights events or to see how you can join or volunteer, visit http://www.islandoflights.org.

BASEBALL from page 4B could only muster 3 hits in the 5 inning game-- an infield single by Cole Slocum and a triple and homerun from third baseman Shane Shepard. Ashley will try to right the ship on Friday as they play the first of 4 conference games in 8 days, traveling to South Brunswick for a 6:00 game. • 4/4 – Ashley 4 South Brunswick 1 - The Screaming Eagles baseball team took care of business in Boiling Spring Lakes this evening, handing the South Brunswick Cougars a 4-1 loss. Donovan Francis was the big contributor for Ashley, as he started on the mound and tossed all 7 innings, allowing only 1 hit while striking out 4. The Eagles tallied 8 hits for the game, including 3 by Evan Laverick and 2 by Kameron Johnson. Ashley has a big week coming up, as we host Laney Monday, then host Topsail Tuesday, followed by a game against New Hanover at Buck Hardee Field on Friday. All games are 6 PM starts. Ashley's record is now 8-4, 4-2 in the Mideastern conference. • 4/7 – Ashley 12 laney 3 For the last few games, the Ashley baseball team has been struggling to find their offensive rhythm. Today, they got things back on the right track, outhitting cross-town rival Laney 12-3, to secure an 11-1 victory. Cully Crott started on the bump for the Eagles, allowing 1 run on 3 hits, while only throwing 54 pitches in 5 innings, securing the win. He made one mistake with a fast-

ball that was hit out of the park by Laney's Jake Cicero. Other than that, he pitched rather effectively. Cole Slocum had 3 hits and 2 RBIs, Donovan Francis had 3 hits and an RBI, William Noxon had 2 doubles and 2 RBIs, Shane Shepard had a hit and 2 RBIs, while Cully Crott, Kameron Johnson, and Evan Laverick each added a hit. Ashley's record is now 9-4, and they are 5-2 in the conference. Ashley's next game is a home game against the Topsail Pirates on Tuesday at 6 PM.

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Rental Property Management – a fun way to work at the beach!

(Pictured Above): You can reach David at (910)-619-2256 or email A1propertymgr@yahoo.com. And don’t forget to visit our website: www.A1propertyman.com I can’t believe how busy we’ve been helping people book their vacation rentals here at Carolina Beach and Kure Beach. My company, A1 Property Management, manages condos and homes here and the demand for rental accommodations is at an all time high. I can definitely say that 2014 will be a busy year for sure, and not just the peak summer season but the spring too. This is my third year managing oceanfront and ocean view properties and it’s been a nice surprise that it hasn’t gone according to the plan of the last few years, it’s gone even better. Typically the off-season is slow and most people don’t start looking for a place to rent for their summer vacation until April. But this year the volume of our on-line bookings and phone calls has been crazy busy right from the very start of the year! More people than ever have booked their long weekend getaway or summer vacation at one of our properties in January and February. Our summer rentals are already 80% booked and our off-season spring bookings are already filled up at a 60% occupancy rate. That’s pretty good for off season considering it’s still too cold to swim in the ocean and we’ve had a lot of rainy days. The colder the winter, the more renters Many of the renters have told me that their main reason for booking so early this year as compared to previous years is because they are so sick of the long, frigid winter. This polar vortex has got them wishing and hoping for warmer weather. Since they know that for them spring is still a month away they dream of warmer days and

laying out on our beautiful beaches. They remember how relaxing it was for them the last time they were here and can’t wait to come again. The more brutal the winter, the earlier people go on-line or call to book their vacations with our company. Although we attract renters from all over, if I had to say

where most of our renters are coming from these days I’d say Ohio. They tell me it’s a oneday drive on good highways and our reputation for having great beaches is popular there. We attract renters from all over the country, Canada, and even from overseas from time to time. Early bookings

mean peace of mind Earlier bookings are great for my property owners too. It gives them peace of mind that this year their investment will have strong rental income to help offset their mortgage and maintenance expenses. Owning a property here while living out of the area can be both exciting and stressful at the same time.

It’s exciting to have a place to call your own on your favorite beach. You’ve worked hard to save up to buy it and you appreciate the week or two that you spend here relaxing. But owning an investment property can also be stressful. Since you can’t be here every day to keep an eye on it you need to find someone you can trust to look

after it and get it rented. That’s where we come in as a rental management company. We provide a high level of personal service to help take your stress away. We handle all the day-today needs of your property and we work extra hard in the offseason to keep your place rented and get you the maximum See A-1 Property, page 5C

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All Season’s Carpet Care Fast, Courteous and Friendly

(Pictured Above): All Seasons Carpet Care by calling (910) 515-4664. All Seasons Carpet Care is a dependable and trustworthy business that is here to help you keep your home looking its best. Don’t let stained and dirty carpets ruin your homes appearance have them cleaned and restore the brilliant colors and clean smell to your house. Be sure to look for their special money saving deals right here in the Island Gazette. Spring is here and now is the time to call All Season’s Carpet Care for all your carpet and upholstery needs. The expert carpet care professionals at All Seasons will have your floors and upholstery looking their best once again. All Seasons Carpet Care is also available for emergency situations. Be sure to save their number in a place where you can easily reach it in case you are faced with a serious situation like flooding. Though the threat of hurricanes is gone until next See SEASONS, page 6C

Get a Jump on Spring at Island Tackle

(Pictured Above): You can find Island Tackle and Hardware in Carolina Beach at 801 North Lake Park Boulevard. If you would like more information please give them a call at (910) 4583049 or toll free at 877-751-2499. You can also find a plethora of information about Island Tackle online at their website www.islandtacklehardware.com where you can view and buy many of their products, you can also find them on Facebook! By: Jasmine K. McKee Staff Writer Island Tackle and True Value Hardware, locally owned and operated by Dennis and Wanda Barbour, is a hardware and sportsman’s mega-store with small town, personable service

that can’t be beat. Island Tackle is the place to go for anglers, hunters, outdoorsmen, gardeners and anyone who is ready to do their own home improvements or maintenance. Island Tackle has been serving our area for many years and their recent expansion has allowed them to rival many of the

famous tackle and hunting shops in the southeast. If you love the outdoors and “do it yourself projects” then Island Tackle and Hardware will be a virtual wonderland in which you will want to spend your entire day. Island Tackle expanded their building in early See TACKLE , page 5C

Oleander Golf Center

Junk to the Dump By: Mitchell Houska Staff Writer Well, spring has finally come and it’s time to do that spring cleaning you’ve been putting off all winter. Time to clean out your garage or shed, or get rid of that old couch, that has long since, seen its last leg. So, who do you call for such a thing? Call Mike, at “Junk to the Dump!” Junk to the Dump, owned and operated by

Carolina Beach local, Mike Butts, is a debris removal service, serving the Pleasure Island, Monkey Junction and Wilmington areas. Mike has been in business for over three years and the large number of repeat customers is testament to the reliability and personalized service that Mike strives to offer his customers. There is no need to worry about your personal security when dealing with Junk to the Dump. From the first phone call, to the on-

site pricing and consultation, to the last scrap that is hauled away, you will deal directly with and only with, Mike. Junk to the Dump, specializes in removal and disposal of miscellaneous items, such as, old household appliances, furniture, old carpets and flooring and just about anything else you can safely discard. Mike can even get rid of those hazardous items, like old paints and oils and even electronics, See JUNK, page 5C

Your Local Real Estate Market Analysis By Jody Wainio, SFR, WHS - 2014 President, Wilmington Regional Association of Realtors® When analyzing ten major zip codes in our region – 28403, 28405, 28409, 28411, 28412, 28451, 28480, 28428, 28449, and 28443 – an average of the zip codes for year-end 2013 shows that: • Our average sales price has increased by 4.2% from yearend 2012. • Of the 4,643 sellers in 2013, 26.77% paid some sort of concession toward the purchase of the house. • Our list to sales price ratio for year-end is 96.41%, an increase from 95.26% for yearend 2012. • The average list price of the sold properties is $265,687 and is up 2.9% from year-end 2012. • The average number of days a property remained on the market for the year was 121 days, compared to 145 days for year-end 2012. • The median sold price of $205,000 for year-end has increased 5.1% from year-end 2012. The areas of focus in this

analysis were: • Selling Price – The price the seller accepts for his or her house. • Sellers Concessions – The amount of money a seller of a house contributes toward the buyers purchase. • List to Sales Price Ratio – The difference between the list price and the selling price shown as a percentage. • Days on Market – The number of days a house remains for sale, from the listing date to the date the property is placed under contract. • List Price – The amount of money a home is listed on the market. • Median Price – The middle

price of all the properties sold in the given time period. Year-End 28403 • The average selling price of $204,046 has increased 4.4% from year-end 2012 average selling price of $195,385. • 25% of sellers paid a concession in 2013 compared to 22% for year-end 2012. • The average list price of $213,052 has increased 3.0% from year-end 2012 average list price of $206,807. • The average number of days a property remained on the market for 2013 was 116 days compared to 169 days for yearend 2012. • The median sold price of See MARKET, page 6C

(Pictured Above): You can find Island Tackle and Hardware in Carolina Beach at 801 North Lake Park Boulevard. If you would like more information please give them a call at (910) 4583049 or toll free at 877-751-2499. You can also find a plethora of information about Island Tackle online at their website www.islandtacklehardware.com where you can view and buy many of their products, you can also find them on Facebook! Open to the public, the Oleander Golf Center has been a part of the Wilmington Golfing community for over 20 years and it is the only stop you need to make before your tee

time as well as being a great place to spend an afternoon honing your skills. Oleander Golf Center has a massive driving range and even a practice green for working on your

putts. It is the place to go in Wilmington to work on every aspect of your game. The Oleander Golf Center boasts enough mat and grass See GOLF, page 5C

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Voted “Best Wilmington Dentist” for 3rd Year Running!

(Pictured Above): Bozart Family Dentistry is conveniently located at 6132 Carolina Beach Rd. Suite 6, Masonboro Landing. If you would like to make an appointment you may call them at 910-392-9101. More info at: www.bozartfamilydentistry.com or www.facebook.com/bozartfamilydentistry Bozart Family Dentistry is one of our area’s leaders in oral health care. They have been a top choice for people living in the Pleasure Island and Wilmington area for years as their reputation of providing exceptional oral care grows. Oral health is important to everyone and not just for your smiles longevity but also for a variety of overall health reasons. In addition to maintain-

ing a beautiful set of pearly whites to show off, regular visits to the dentist and proper cleaning between visits saves you a lot of pain and hours in the dentist chair down the road. Bad oral health can not only destroy your teeth but also lead to serious issues elsewhere in the body. The path to a healthy smile starts early in life by instilling See DENTIST, page 4C

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Wisdom Teeth Removal: When is the Right Time? Wisdom teeth are the third and final set of molars that most people get in their late teens or early twenties. Sometimes these teeth can be a valuable asset to the mouth when healthy and properly aligned, but more often, they are misaligned and require removal. Sometimes wisdom teeth can present no issues what so ever for people. However, many times wisdom teeth will come in and be either misaligned, be only partially protruding from the gums, or See BOZART, page 5C

NHRMC's Critical Care Transport Team Receives National Accreditation WILMINGTON, NC - New Hanover Regional Medical Center’s Critical Care Transport Service, AirLink/VitaLink, is the first emergency medical services agency in the country that the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has accredited as a point of care testing lab. The accreditation means

that NHRMC’s Critical Care Transport has met what CAP defines as the highest standards of excellence for performing certain blood tests while transporting a patient to definitive care. NHRMC’s Critical Care Transport Service performs some blood testing, such as testing for hemoglobin and See TRANSPORT, page 5C

New Hanover Regional Medical Center to offer smoking cessation classes in April According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the adverse health effects from smoking contribute to one out of every five deaths in America. If you are thinking about quitting smoking, New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC) is offering a program that can help. Smokeless is a program created by the American Institute of Preventative Medicine to help people quit smoking permanently. The Smokeless program helps individuals succeed by giving them

the tools they need to overcome the urge and pressures to smoke. The program includes seven classes beginning on Tuesday, April 8 and continues April 14, 15, 16, 17, 22 and 29. All classes take place at 7 p.m. in the first floor classroom of the NHRMC Rehabilitation Hospital. Participants receive booklets, a relaxation CD, quitting aids, and toll-free counseling. The cost of the program is $60. To register or receive more information, call Iris Baker at 910.667.8297.

Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer with John Anagnost, MD

When actress Angelina Jolie tested positive for a BRCA1 gene mutation and she announced that she would undergo a proactive double mastectomy, she raised the

awareness of the use of genetic testing in breast cancer prevention among women. While DNA testing potentially can be life saving, it’s important to See CANCER, page 5C

DENTIST from page 3C in your children at an early age the importance of brushing, flossing, and regular visits to the dentist. It seems as if it is no longer standard practice for professionals to be so personal with their clients but Bozart Family Dentistry gives you the comfort that comes with doctors who know you by name and understand your own unique situations and concerns. Having professionals who care and work to make you feel at ease is a very important factor. One of the best things about this is that you know your children will feel comfortable and anxiety free when they step into Dr. Bozart’s office. A continued reputation of giving patients access to the latest and greatest in dental technology complete with the caring compassion of a family friend has kept clients going back year after year as well as expanding their clientele by way of referral from many satisfied patients. Dr. Bozart’s practice offers their clients a plethora of dental services while striving to maintain a personal tone for each patient. “Our goal is to provide comprehensive dentistry to all patients by explaining all available options so the patient can make a comfortable, well educated decision.” They want to know your personal needs and concerns as well as taking the time to make sure you fully understand why you may need certain procedures and what options are available. Dr. Bozart’s office offers a variety of dentistry services including general dentistry, restorative treatment like fillings, endodontics (root canals), peridontics (Gum disease treatments), prosthodontics such as crowns bridges, implants and

dentures, pediatric dentistry for children and special needs patients, cosmetics like teeth whitening procedures and oral surgery including extractions. Bozart Family Dentistry can take care of almost any dental problem large or small as well as preventative treatments and cleanings. They even offer traditional braces and the popular Invisalign braces. No matter the problem you can count on Bozart Family Dentistry to take care of you without having to be referred all over town for special cases. Bozart Family Dentistry warranties their work for five years giving you the peace of mind in knowing that they aim to do it right the first time. “If you do have insurance then most procedures are actually 100% covered. Bozart Family Dentistry has expanded their acceptance of insurance plans to a wide array of companies to make dental work better available to everyone in need. They are a family focused dental practice that aims to make dental care affordable and available to everyone. You will find the same caring and friendly personality with everyone who works in

Bozart’s office. “We have a great staff and they really have their hearts in it. Many of our staff members have been here since we opened and we have added more along the way. We are just riding the wave and as long as more people keep coming we will keep growing,” says Dr. Bozart They are a family focused dentistry practice that specializes in taking of your entire family from children to the elderly. Their office is conveniently located at 6132 Carolina Beach Rd. Suite 6, Masonboro Landing. If you would like to make an appointment you may call them at 910392-9101. At Bozart Family Dentistry you will be greeted

by smiling caring faces that want nothing more than to see you leave with a beautiful smile of your own. If you would like to find out more about Bozart Family Dentistry please visit their website at BozartFamily Dentistry.com. On the website you can find out about all of their services, financing and insurance options, a dental health blog with beneficial news and updates regarding oral health issues, details about the staff, appointment booking and even a virtual tour of their office! Schedule your family’s next appointment with Bozart Family Dentistry today and keep that beautiful smile for a lifetime.

JUNK from page 2C which are disposed of in an environmentally friendly way. At Junk to the Dump, Mike’s motto is, “You call, we haul.” Small jobs are welcomed. Mike is available Monday through Friday and

even on weekends, for those that don’t have the time during the work week, and same-day service is possible in most cases. To set up a consultation or for more information about the business, call Mike at (910) 473-3535.

GOLF from page 2C practice areas to “accommodate over 50 golfers at a time.” They offer club rentals so don’t worry if you can’t bring your own. They have a massive selection of clubs to fit everyone who walks through the door. This is a great option for golfers who want to get a few swings in after work or during a break without the hassle of lugging their clubs around all day. Players can order frosty cold beers, wine or other beverages and snacks while they practice. It’s a great way to spend a beautiful afternoon. They hold Golf Clinics for children and adults on Saturdays. Children’s lessons start at 9:00 a.m. and the adult lessons begin at 10:30 a.m. Registration for their Saturday clinics is required so please call and save your spot in advance. There is no better way to improve your golf game than to spend time absorbing the knowledge that these pros have amassed over the years. Please contact them if you are interested in receiving lessons and start on the right path to becoming a better golfer. Whether you want to add dis-

tance to your tee shot, shoot more accurately in the short game or learn how to sink those long birdie putts, the Oleander Golf Center has you covered. The Oleander Golf Center is located in Wilmington at 5026 Oleander Drive right next to the Municipal Golf Course. You can’t miss it and you won’t miss your tee time as you are warming up just a few feet away. They are open seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. until sunset. Please note that they sell their last buckets of practice balls 30 minutes prior to sunset. If you would like to find out more about the Oleander Golf Center please visit their website at oleandergolf.com. You can reach them directly by phone at (910) 3970674 . Drop by today and see for yourself why everyone loves the Oleander Golf Center.

TACKLE from page 2C 2009 in an effort to better serve the island’s needs. They have added an entirely new two-story wing to the Island Tackle and Hardware’s previously existing structure. When it comes to fishing, Island Tackle has almost everything you could ever need. To start with you always need a rod and reel and Island Tackle has a vast selection of both so you can find the perfect one to target any species. To maximize your fishing experience Island Tackle also provides all of the bait you could ever need. Everything from the best in artificial lures to live bait is available in the store. Island Tackle also can fill your cooler with the best in frozen baits. Frozen squid, shrimp, mullet, ballyhoo and more are all available. Island Tackle is a leader in our area carrying one of the largest selections of offshore and inshore fishing tackle and gear you will ever see. If you are heading out to the waterway, the surf or out into the ocean make Island Tackle your headquarters for all your gear. Island Tackle carries shorts,

shorts, pants, hats, jackets, shoes and more by many great brands including Sperry®, Bimini Bay®, Pelagic®, Tommy Bahama®, Guy Harvey®, Salt Life® and many more. Island Tackle also carries rain gear and waders so any angler or hunter can get all the clothing they need. Island Tackle and Hardware is a NC Wildlife Official Agent for Hunting Licenses, Fishing Licenses, Boat Registrations. You can also purchase your Freeman Park passes and lottery tickets at Island Tackle. They are both NC Wildlife and IGFA certified weigh stations so bring by your big catches to throw them on the scales. You can find Island Tackle and Hardware in Carolina Beach at 801 North Lake Park Boulevard. If you would like more information please give them a call at (910) 458-3049 or toll free at 877-751-2499. You can also find a plethora of information about Island Tackle online at their website www.islandtacklehardware.co m where you can view and buy many of their products, you can also find them on Facebook!

BOZART from page 4C sometimes be stuck in the jaw bone itself. This is where the pain can come into play, and also when you should visit your dentist to see if they need removal or not, which they most likely do. How Do I Know if I Have Wisdom Teeth? Sometimes, your wisdom teeth may be visually obvious, and sometimes not so much. If you are over the age of 14 and start growing new teeth in the back of your mouth, you

have wisdom teeth. However, sometimes wisdom teeth can get stuck in the jaw or soft tissue of the jaw and not show at all, or maybe only partially protrude through the gums. These types of teeth are called "impacted" wisdom teeth. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause great pain and may require immediate removal. If you see wisdom teeth coming in, but they are not causing you any pain, then you should still see your dentist about them. The reason being is that future issues can arise and

Gazette, Apri l 9th, 2014 5C complicate the wisdom teeth their wisdom teeth if they removal process later on if left haven't already. The primary unmanaged. Regardless of age for wisdom teeth problems whether you find out about your is between 15 and 25. This is wisdom teeth through pain or also the best time for removal site, you should schedule an because the jawbone is still soft appointment with your dentist and the wisdom tooth's roots as soon as you can so they can have not yet fully developed. steer you in the right direction. The younger you are when havEven though most do need ing wisdom teeth removed, gentheir wisdom teeth removed, if erally the easier the recovery you've made it to the age of 30 process will be. and have not encountered any (910) 392-9101 issues, you are most likely safe. bozartfamilydentistry.com It's rare to have people over the www.facebook.com/bozart age of 30 run into issues with familydentistry

CANCER from page 4C understand who is a good candidate for the test and how results can help women make informed decisions about their health care. What Are BRCA Genes? BRCA1 and BRCA2 are genes that produce proteins that help repair damaged DNA and ensure the stability of the cell’s genetic material. “The BRCA gene is something that’s in all of us, it’s part of our normal biology,” said Dr. John Anagnost, medical oncologist with Cape Fear Cancer Specialists - NHRMC Physician Group. “The gene works to keep cells from becoming abnormal. They prevent cells from multiplying out of control and thus prevent tumors before they begin.” In a small percentage of the population, women inherit a harmful mutation of the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene,

which significantly increases their lifetime risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer. “If you have a BRCA mutation, DNA repair doesn’t occur and you can have problems, in this particular case, breast or ovarian cancer,” said Dr. Anagnost. Cancer Risk and Genetic Testing: Who Should Get Tested Because the BRCA mutation is inherited, family history is an important indicator of who should consider testing. “If a woman has a significant family history of breast or ovarian cancer, or has had a close relative who developed breast or ovarian cancer under the age of 50, she may benefit from doing genetic testing,” said Dr. Anagnost. “If we find one person with the gene mutation, we should look at the rest of the family.” The United States

Preventive Services Task Force recommends that women with an increased risk of having a BRCA mutation be referred to a genetics professional to discuss testing. In general, those without a significant family history should not be tested. How Genetic Testing is Performed DNA tests can be done from a blood or saliva sample. “The test can be done with a simple blood test, but we can also perform what’s known as a ‘swish test,’ where the patient swishes and spits a sample into a container; there are enough cells in that material to examine,” said Dr. Anagnost. The sample is then sent to a laboratory for analysis and takes about two weeks for the test results to come back. Options for Treatment While genes are just one risk factor for breast and ovarian cancer, knowing genetic

status can help women make important decisions. Options can include surgery, use of the antiestrogen medicine tamoxifen, and/or close monitoring. “With the genetic information, the patient can talk with the genetic counselor and her physician about risks and decide what is best for her,” said Dr.Anagnost. Genetic testing for disease is a complex issue, so it is recommended that women who are considering genetic testing for breast cancer receive counseling from a healthcare provider who can fully explain the benefits and risks of DNA testing and answer any questions they may have. If you think you are at increased risk of developing cancer due to family history, talk with your primary care physician to find out if you may be a candidate for genetic testing.

TRANSPORT from page 4C glucose levels, electrolyte abnormalities, pH, lactate levels or oxygen concentrations in the blood stream, in order to identify and manage critical illnesses such as sepsis or respiratory failure. With one test, the clinical staff can initiate care for these emergencies while still en route to the hospital. This also allows the transport team to mobilize the appropriate care team at NHRMC, so that specialized providers are waiting for the patient upon arrival to the hospital. “This testing enables us to identify serious complications in order to intervene and adjust the care of the patient in the most critical situations,” said Kevin Collopy, Education Coordinator with NHRMC AirLink/VitaLink Critical Care Transport Service. “This CAP accreditation demonstrates that

we provide the same quality of care that patients are used to from NHRMC’s laboratory services.” The CAP accreditation process includes a rigorous evaluation. Inspectors examine the laboratory’s records and quality control procedures for the preceding two years. CAP inspectors also examine laboratory staff qualifications, equipment, facilities, safety program and record, and overall management. “Our Critical Care Transport Team provides highly specialized, ICU-level care to the sickest patients during transport to the hospital,” said John Popella, Director of NHRMC’s AirLink/VitaLink. “This accreditation is an acknowledgement that we meet or exceed stringent guidelines for lab testing, which is a testament to the quality of care we provide.” About the College of

American Pathologists - The College of American Pathologists (CAP) is a medical society that serves more than 18,000 physician members and the global laboratory community. It is the world’s largest association composed exclusively of board-certified pathologists and is the worldwide leader in laboratory quality assurance. CAP advocates accountable, high-quality, and cost-effective patient care. More information about the CAP can be found at www.cap.org. About NHRMC Emergency Transport ServicesNew Hanover Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Transport Services division is a leader in setting standards for exceptional pre-hospital care and consists of two patient transport departments. NHRMC Emergency Medical Services is

New Hanover County's 911 emergency paramedic service and includes a community paramedic program. NHRMC AirLink VitaLink Critical Care Transport is a comprehensive transport program offering air medical transportation, ground mobile intensive care units, as well as basic and intermediate life support medical transportation. It also includes the Regional Transfer Center, which coordinates patient transfers across the region, and VitaLine, the region's 24-hour, non-emergency nurse help line. NHRMC Emergency Transport Services operates two helicopters and 45 ground emergency vehicles with annual mileage exceeding 1.1 million miles. It employs more than 200 medical and administrative staff and responded to more than 47,000 requests for transport services in 2013.

A-1 PROPERTY from page 1C rental income. In working with our clients, the property owners, we try to listen and understand what their goals are for their properties. It takes time getting to know one another and we believe that our initial discussions and meetings are the most important part in establishing a great business relationship. The better we know each other the better we know what is required to be successful. We take pride in getting to know our clients and we treat them as partners in the success of their investment property. We share with them our personal story of who A1 Property Management is and our joy of offering the best service in the industry. First Class Rental Management Services That means setting up systems and procedures to manage the day-to-day tasks of our business efficiently which then free us up to be more hands on and available when you need us. We are proud to say that our

website has a first class online reservation management system that offers on-line booking and payments. It’s tops in the industry and we believe it helps us market and rent our properties even better. www.a1propertyman.com Communication with our clients is important to us and we will keep you informed every step of the way. You will have a direct line to the owner, David, whenever you need him. But don’t just take our word for it. We’ll be glad to have you speak with our existing clients and you can ask them about the quality of our services yourselves. Hear what they have to say about the high level of attention to detail we provide and the solid, year round rental bookings of their property. Ask them how we work with some great local maintenance people to make sure they always get the best deal on repairs and upkeep. Ask them for some examples of how we’ve gone above and beyond to handle every small detail.

A very happy condo owner! We’ve recently started working with a couple that owns an oceanfront condo in Kure Beach. After years of working with another rental management company they became unhappy with the poor service they were receiving. They felt like they were being treated like a number and not like people. Although their condo had booked well during the summer, they had very few off-season booking to cover their expenses. They were paying good money to a rental company and wanted more. When they asked their property manager to meet with them he admitted he had not been in their condo in years! Looking for a change they decided to call us. They liked the idea that we were a smaller company and could provide better, more personal service. When we first met they stated that they were fed up with their prior agency and now wanted and expected only the best. As we got to know each other I could see

that they would require a larger amount of my time and efforts. As I thought about what kind of company I wanted to be, I relished the opportunity to work with them. I thought; if I can meet or exceed their high level of expectations it would make A1 Property Management a stronger company. They decided to hire us and we now enjoy a great working relationship. I find that we are inspired to go the extra mile for them. Again, it’s the little things that can make the difference. For example, while the exterior of their building was being redone we stopped by from time to time and took photos of the progress and checked in with the contractors for them. Providing an update and texting them the photos meant a lot to them. They could see progress and knew that we were looking out for their best interest and keeping a watchful eye on their condo. Now accepting new property owners…New valued customers If you’re a first time property owner looking to hire a rental management company for your investment, we’d like the opportunity to compete for your business. If you’re looking to change management companies and want a higher level of personal service and more year round income, we hope you will consider us and give us a call. Compare what we have to offer and we’re confident you’ll choose A1 Property Management. You can reach David at (910)-619-2256 or email A1propertymgr@ yahoo.com. And don’t forget to visit our website: www.A1propertyman.com

6C Gazette, Apri l Diggity Dogs from page 8C pings. Find them on Facebook at Diggity Dogs Carry Out Restaurant, there you can like them, print out a coupon for a free hotdog, get updates to specials they are offering. Diggity Dogs Carry-Out Restaurant is at 5202 Carolina Beach Road, Suite 4,

9th, 2014 Wilmington. They are open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, but they will not close the door on anyone they will stay open to serve. They will expand hours during the summer. For information, call 910-399-8377. So, if you are hungry, they can help!

SEASONS from page 2C summer we all now how easily homes in our area can flood with winter storms or high tides. All Seasons specializes in water extraction. No matter how bad the situation gets you can rest assured that All Seasons will be there to help. If you have an accidental burst pipe this winter or flooding due to a storm call All Seasons to help you dry out. They are fast, courteous and friendly and always ready to come right over to help. If you own a rental property you know that the best time to have your carpets cleaned is in the off-season. Don’t wait until the last minute when you can get it taken care of now and have one less thing to worry about when spring rolls back

around. Clean carpets make your home look brilliant and inviting. Let All Seasons save your carpet today! All Seasons Carpet Care is a local business from Pleasure Island. They are fully licensed and insured so you know you are going to receive some of the best quality service around. You can reach All Seasons Carpet Care by calling (910) 515-4664. All Seasons Carpet Care is a dependable and trustworthy business that is here to help you keep your home looking its best. Don’t let stained and dirty carpets ruin your homes appearance have them cleaned and restore the brilliant colors and clean smell to your house. Be sure to look for their special money saving deals right here in the Island Gazette.

MACKEREL’S from page 7C cold drinks at the bar you will surely have a great time every time you visit Jack Mackerel’s Island Grill. Jack Mackerel’s offers lunch and dinner menus each full of delicious Caribbean inspired dishes as well as locally influenced items. At Jack Mackerel’s you will find everything from delicious seafood to juicy steaks. They always aim to please and the food is always extraordinary. Wonderful service in a true island style setting makes Jack Mackerel’s a favorite among Pleasure Island locals and visitors alike. Come back to Jack Mack’s for some of the best cold drinks in town. Their bar features a great selection of draft and bottled beer selections, a variety of frozen concoctions, and more.

Jack Mackerel’s Island Grill is located at 113 K. Avenue in the heart of Kure Beach just steps from the pier. Enjoy delicious food while taking pleasure in the comfortable island atmosphere indoors or the beautiful view of downtown Kure Beach and the Atlantic Ocean from their deck. Jack Mackerels Island Grill is open daily from 11:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. Jack Mackerel’s Island Grill features a full bar with all ABC permits, some of the best tropical inspired drinks on the Island and 10 wide screen TV’s throughout the bar so you can keep up with all of your favorite sports while you dine. If you would like to find out more about Jack Mackerel’s Island Grill and their daily specials please give them a call at (910) 458-7668.

PELICAN from page 7C has established quite a large, diverse and intensely devoted following of regulars, as well as, a reputation and mythos that attracts new patrons daily. One of the most enticing attributes of the beloved local bar is their famous, beer cave. With over 350 different beers to choose from, if you can’t find a beer you like there, then you should probably stop drinking beer, altogether. If

you’re not a beer drinker, the Fat Pelican has an extensive wine selection and even nonalcoholic drinks for the designated driver of the group. If you’re in the mood for some gaming, there’s a foosball table and arcade games, as well. If you’re just looking to relax and take in the summer atmosphere, visit “Pelican Beach” out back, where you can listen to good music with your friends, while sinking your toes into the warm

sand and soaking up some rays. “Our goal is to ensure that our customers enjoy their time spent with us to the fullest extent and we take pride in that. We strive to keep our establishment a safe, fun and friendly place, so we have a ‘zero tolerance’ policy for anyone trying to spoil the fun.” Keep informed for news about the new, Fat Pelican website and check them out on facebook and instagram. The Fat Pelican

is open 365 days a year. Hours of operation are: Monday through Saturday, from 11:00am until 2:00am and Sundays, from noon to 2:00am. The Fat Pelican is located at 8 South Lake Park Boulevard, in Carolina Beach. For more information about upcoming events and happenings at the Fat Pelican, call them at (910) 458-4061.

MARKET from page 2C $172,000 for year-end has increased 9.4% from year-end 2012. The best of all zip codes. * Sold homes in 2013 received 95.77% of the asking price, an increase from 94.48% for year-end 2012. Year-End 28405 • The average selling price of $293,443 has increased 15.0% from year-end 2012 average selling price of $255,129. The best of all zip codes. • 23% of sellers in 2013 paid a concession compared to 28% for year-end 2012. • The average list price of $307,332 for 2013 has increased 13.0% from year-end 2012 average list price of $271,880. The best of all zip codes. • The average number of days a property remained on the market for 2013 was 141 days compared to 150 days for yearend 2012. • The median sold price of $185,000 for 2013 has increased 8.5% from year-end 2012. • Sold homes in 2013 received 95.48% of the asking price, an increase from 93.84% for year-end 2012. Year-End 28409 • The average selling price of $284,192 has increased 11.8% from year-end 2012 average selling price of $254,193. • 26% of sellers in 2013 paid a concession compared to 35% for year-end 2012. • The average list price of $293,510 for 2013 has increased 11.4% over year-end 2012 average list price of $263,394. * The average number of days a property remained on the market for 2013 was 102 days compared to 123 days for year-

end 2012. • The median sold price of $237,000 for 2013 has increased 7.7% from year-end 2012. • Sold homes in 2013 received 96.83% of the asking price, an increase from 96.51% from year-end 2012. Year-End 28411 • The average selling price of $278,466 has increased 5.4% from year-end 2012 average selling price of $264,199. • 33% of sellers in 2013 paid a concession compared to 42% in year-end 2012. • The average list price of $289,562 for 2013 has increased 4.3% over year-end 2012 average list price of $277,757. • he average number of days a property remained on the market for 2013 was 111 days compared to 122 days for year-end 2012. • The median sold price of $214,950 for 2013 has decreased by .3% from year-end 2012. • Sold homes in 2013 received 96.17% of the asking price, an increase from 95.12% for year-end 2012. Year-End 28412 • The average selling price of $192,753 has increased 9.5% over year-end 2012 average selling price of $176,084. • 28% of sellers in 2013 paid a concession compared to 30% for year-end 2012. • The average list price of $196,661 for 2013 has increased 7.9% over year-end 2012 average list price of $182,304. • The average number of days a property remained on the market for 2013 was 91 days compared to 121 days for yearend 2012. The best of all zip

codes. • The median sold price of $166,400 for 2013 has increased 8.4% from year-end 2012. • Sold homes in 2013 received 98.01% of the asking price, an increase from 96.59% for year-end 2012. Year-End 28451 • The average selling price of $205,798 has increased 5.3% from year-end 2012 average selling price of $195,446. • 26% of sellers in 2013 paid a concession compared to 27% for year-end 2012. • The average list price of $208,981 for 2013 has increased 4.9% over year-end 2012 average list price of $199,156. • The average number of days a property remained on the market for 2013 was 114 days compared to 146 days for yearend 2012. • The median sold price of $179,900 for 2013 has increased 5.9% from year-end 2012. • Sold homes in 2013 received 98.48% of the asking price, an increase from 98.14% for year-end 2012. The best of all zip codes. Year-End 28480 • The average selling price of $727,210 has decreased 3.2%

from year-end 2012 average selling price of $751,320. • 8% of sellers in 2013 paid a concession compared to 7% in year-end 2012. The best of all zip codes. * The average list price of $799,085 for 2014 has decreased 4.6% over year-end 2012 average list price of $837,261. * The average number of days a property remained on the market for 2013 was 254 days compared to 291 days for yearend 2012. • The median sold price of $645,000 for 2013 has increased 2.9% from year-end 2012. * Sold homes in 2013 received 91.01% of the asking price, an increase from 89.74%

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The Fat Pelican

"Delicious food, a fun atmosphere!"

(Pictured Above): The Fat Pelican is located at 8 South Lake Park Boulevard, in Carolina Beach. For more info about upcoming events at the Fat Pelican, call them at (910) 458-4061. By: Mitchell Houska Staff Writer (Pictured Above): Jack Mackerel’s Island Grill is located at 113 K. Avenue in the heart of Kure Beach just steps from the pier. If you would like to find out more about Jack Mackerel’s Island Grill and their daily specials please give them a call at (910) 458-7668.

Jack Mackerel’s Island Grill in Kure Beach offers diners an authentic Island experience with delicious food, a fun atmosphere, and incredible views of the Atlantic Ocean. Whether you decide to join them for lunch, dinner or just See Mackerel’s, page 6C

Over the years, the Fat Pelican has become, what some would call, a legendary Pleasure Island destination and most certainly, a well known Carolina Beach landmark. The Fat Pelican, owned and operated by Danny McLaughlin, has been in business since 1986. Since its conception, the bar See PELICAN, page 6C

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Diggity Dogs Carry-Out Restaurant

(Pictured Above): Diggity Dogs Carry-Out Restaurant is at 5202 Carolina Beach Road, Suite 4, Wilmington. They are open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. They will expand hours during the summer. For information, call 910-399-8377. So, if you are hungry, they can help! By: Jasmine McKee Staff Writer Diggity Dogs Carry-Out Restaurant is ready to serve you a variety of hot dogs with many choices of toppings. Diggity Dogs is located in the Austin Commons Shopping Center on Carolina Beach Road. The restaurant offer several sizes of Hebrew National All Beef Kosher hot dogs and a

9-ounce Angus beef hot dog, along with vegetarian and turkey dogs upon request. There are also the regular condiments to slather on the dogs, but, they also have several toppings, such as, homemade chili, several kinds of salsa, dill pickle slices, barbecue habanera sauce, minced or shredded cole slaw, baked beans, jalapeno peppers or cubes, and many more topSee Diggity Dogs, page 6C


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