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Seafood Blues and Jazz Festival Announces Headliners For 2014

Strong Storm Brings Wind, Strong Surf & Beach Erosion Last Week

The Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce announced March 12th, their headline performers for the 2014 Seafood, Blues and Jazz Festival. This year there are two headline acts Saturday and Sunday night. KURE BEACH, NC - 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 history 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

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Planning Commission To Consider Trailer Parks In Carolina Beach |

By WILLARD KILLOUGH III Managing Editor

CAROLINA BEACH - The Carolina Beach Planning and Zoning Commission will consider a request at their Thursday March 13th meeting to permit Recreational Vehicle Parks in the Highway Business District along the Town's main artery Lake Park Blvd. According to Town Senior Planner Jeremy Hardison, Mr. Troy Slaughter is requesting the Town to amend the zoning

ordinance to create an allowance for Travel Trailer Parks in the Highway Business (HB) zoning district. Hardison explained, "Currently the Travel Trailer Park use is listed in our table of permitted uses, but it is not allowed in any zoning district within the Town of Carolina Beach. Travel Trailer Parks were allowed in Marina Business MB-1 and Business B-2 (equivalent of Highway Business HB) until August 14, 2001." Hardison explained that during the discussion at the

Planning and Zoning meeting that occurred in June 2001 there were several concerns discussed about travel trailer parks. They include: The Travel Trailer Park will: 1. Put a strain on the infrastructure of the town (water and sewer, trash pick-up); 2. Not attract businesses substantial to the growth of the town; 3. Not add tax dollars to Carolina Beach, no additional jobs will be created from this

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CAROLINA BEACH - The Carolina Beach Town Council approved $13,758.85 to facilitate dredging of the Carolina

Strong winds and heavy rain blew across Pleasure Island March 6th and 7th causing beach erosion, falling tree limbs and minor damage. (Top) A lifeguard tower washed under the Kure Beach Pier Friday morning March 7th. (Right) The sign at Jack Mackerel's Restaurant in Kure Beach was blown over in the parking lot. In the background, a man welds a sign at the Kwik Mart on Fort Fisher Blvd. Beach erosion was visible with drop offs or ledges in some areas.

Harris Teeter Rep. Meets With Carolina Beach Planning Department WILLARD KILLOUGH III | ByManaging Editor

CAROLINA BEACH - According to Assistant Town Manager Ed Parvin, a development corporation recently approached the Town's Planning Department inquiring about the process to apply for a conditional use permit to construct a new Harris Teeter store at 1000 North Lake Park Blvd on the

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On August 17, 2010 a Harris Teeter employee put up a sign saying, "Future site of " Harris Teeter. Now in 2014 the Town of Carolina Beach was recently approached with a site drawing and inquiry about the permit process.

Wilmington Says Cost Of Storm Debris Removal Will Double

Carolina Beach Council Approves Funding For Inlet Dredging Beach Inlet this summer during their March 11th, meeting. Town Manager Michael Cramer explained, "The Corps of Engineers had planned on doing maintenance dredging all the way through the end of this fiscal year. However, what

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they were doing was using up previously unutilized funds and they went through their course of action and did certain maintenance dredging throughout many of the NC inlets and they

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WILMINGTON - The Wilmington City Council voted at their February 18th, meeting to designate $600,000 from the city’s savings account to pay

an Alabama company that was previously selected through a competitive bid process to activate debris pick-up operations following a winter storm. Earlier this week the city announced it is now doubling estimates of the amount of yard debris that needs removal from

50,000 cubic yards to 100,000 cubic yards raising the cost an additional $800,000 for an estimated total of $1.4 million dollars. City crews had already started picking up debris from

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Editorial: Carolina Beach Streetscape Workshop March 18th The current plan for Clar- vehicular traffic. The smaller to allow for designated bike By WILLARD KILLOUGH III endon Avenue calls for a 10' trail would reduce capacity and walking areas on either | Managing Editor asphalt multi-use path with an (passing a pedestrian or two on a side. Simply widen the road and The Town of Carolina Beach will hold a workshop on March 18, 2014 from 4:00pm - 6:00pm at Town Hall in the Town Council meeting room. The purpose of the workshop is to discuss the streetscape design options along Clarendon Ave. The public should attend including those who don't live on Clarendon Avenue because this project will likely set a precedent for similar projects in the future; perhaps on your street.

8' foot wide grass strip separating the path from the road. The path will cut through existing concrete driveways. Estimated at a cost of $217,286. Other options include: Option 1A and 1B at an estimated cost of $201,675 would provide an 8’ wide trail with a 3' to 5’ grass strip. This option reduces the width of the trail and grass strip. The smaller trail would allow for bicycle and pedestrian traffic with a minimal separation between the two and

bicycle would be more difficult). Option 2: (Bike lanes with 5’ sidewalk). This option, at an estimated cost of $349,496, separates the pedestrian and bicycle path with on-street bike lane and a separate sidewalk. The total impact to the existing street yard(s) of the house lots is similar or slightly more than the current design. Another option not mentioned, but should be considered, is to simply widen the roadway

paint lines marking a "lane" for people rather than cars. This is the least invasive plan for property owners. Least expensive for taxpayers. Less short and long-term maintenance costs. And will not increase the current rate of vehicle and pedestrian collisions on Clarendon Avenue. Currently that rate is ZERO. People can continue to walk and ride along a wider quiet residential street within the lines.

Many businesses that still had power remained open throughout the storm. There was erosion along area beaches. The Town of Carolina Beach warned the public of high drop-offs along the beachfront from the 1200 to 1600 block of Carolina Beach Avenue North. New Hanover County, the City of Wilmington and Carolina Beach reported they would pick up vegetative storm debris. 50,000 cubic yards of debris would fill up to eight football fields. The city serves more than 30,000 customers with weekly curbside yard waste pick-up, and maintains 400 miles of roads throughout the city. Earlier this week the City released an update on debris pick up. According to the release issued by the City, "The City of

Wilmington is now doubling estimates of the amount of yard debris that needs to be picked up from February’s ice storm from 50,000 cubic yards to 100,000 cubic yards. The new estimates come as city and contract crews have picked up a first round of debris from more than half of the city and have already exceeded the original estimate of 50,000 cubic yards. The city’s contractor is extending their hours and bringing in more crews with larger equipment to handle the increase and still anticipates completing pick-up the first week of April. City staff say the reason for the increase is two-fold: original estimates didn’t include debris from backyards that was not initially visible; and many residents are clearing out their backyards as

they pick-up from the storms. In order not to slow down pickup, citizens are asked not to cut down trees and put them out for pickup at this time unless they are from the storm." According to the City, "The additional debris removal will result in an estimated $800,000 increase in debris removal costs for a total of $1.4 million. A resolution to approve funding for the additional cost will be considered by City Council at their March 18 meeting. Funding for emergencies such as this is set aside in the city’s budget each year. The contracted crews are working 7 a.m.-7 p.m. seven days a week. It will take time for crews to collect all the storm debris from the ice storm. The city appreciates the patience of our citizens as we work to clean the area."

Storm From page 1-A roadsides prior to the February 18th, meeting. The City's Public Services Director reported that even with additional City crews, only around 1,200 cubic yards of the estimated 50,000 cubic yards had been removed at that point. Utilizing only City crews it would take an estimated 17 weeks as opposed to hiring the Alabama company to complete debris pick up in 5 to 6 weeks. A second 2014 winter storm caused by cold Canadian air dipping far south created icy conditions in New Hanover County in February. The storm arrived Tuesday February 11th, and brought sleet and freezing rain covering trees and power lines with a layer of ice. Road conditions in New Hanover County were not as severe as the previous -DQXDU\ WK VWRUP EXW SRZHU outages and fallen trees caused County Officials to open a shelter at Coddington Elementary School. About 50,000 (43%) were without power on February 13th in New Hanover County. Schools and government offices were closed through Thursday due to poor weather conditions.

Wilmington District receives final allocation for FY 2014 of almost $77 million in Civil Works Appropriations for ongoing projects WILMINGTON, N.C. : March 10th, 2014 - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has released a final allocation for almost $77 million to the Wilmington District to continue work on fiscal year 2014 (FY14) civil works projects. These funds are to be used for work activities completed to date under the continuing resolution and to finish activities scheduled through FY14. This money is separate from the funding requested in the FY 2015 President’s budget, $49.5 million, which was summarized in a press release issued on March 4, 2014. The FY14 funds are provided for multiple Wilmington District projects in key Corps of Engineers’ critical mission areas including commercial navigation, flood and coastal storm damage reduction, aquatic ecosystem restoration and hydropower. “We are particularly pleased by this generous allocation in light of our nation’s constrained financial resources,� said Army Col. Steven A. Baker, Wilmington District commander. “This means we can move forward on two projects important to

the District: the construction of a mitigation feature at Manteo (Shallowbag) Bay and coastal storm damage reduction at Carolina Beach.� The District will develop oyster reefs at the Manteo (Shallowbag) Bay project to mitigate for prior deepening of Wanchese Harbor, and will complete a periodic nourishment cycle at Carolina Beach before Federal participation expires in December 2014. The funds Wilmington District received for the Carolina Beach coastal storm damage reduction project must be combined with non-Federal local and state funds to meet cost share requirements. Additionally, the District received advance funding for Kure Beach, also a cost-shared project, for its next periodic nourishment cycle. This project is scheduled for FY 2016. Allocated funding covers work accomplished during the continuing resolution and planned activities for the rest of the fiscal year for the Investigations, Construction and Operation and Maintenance programs. Activities include continuation or completion of multiple stud-

ies and other construction actions. For operation and maintenance, $50.5 million in funds have been allocated in FY14 for maintenance dredging at multiple North Carolina navigation projects, activities at five multipurpose lake projects in North Carolina and Virginia, and operation of the Cape Fear River locks and dams. Wilmington District Authorized Projects FY 2014 Final Funding Allocation: Investigations ‡ 1HXVH 5LYHU %DVLQ 1& $50,000 ‡6XUI&LW\DQG1RUWK7RSVDLO Beach, NC $225,000 ‡ :LOPLQJWRQ +DUERU ,Pprovements, NC $500,000 Investigations Subtotal $775,000 Construction ‡ &DUROLQD %HDFK DQG 9LFLQity, NC (Carolina Beach and Kure Beach) $8,100,000 ‡ 0DQWHR 6KDOORZEDJ  %D\ NC $6,500,000 ‡ :ULJKWVYLOOH %HDFK 1& $8,000,000 ‡5RDQRNH5LYHU%DVLQ+HDGwaters, VA $91,000 Construction Subtotal $22,691,000 Operation and Maintenance

‡ $WODQWLF ,QWUDFRDVWDO :Dterway, NC $1,664,000 ‡%(YHUHWW-RUGDQ'DPDQG Lake, NC $1,631,000 ‡ &DSH )HDU 5LYHU DERYH Wilmington, NC $495,000 ‡)DOOV/DNH1& ‡ ,QVSHFWLRQ RI &RPSOHWHG Works, NC $258,000 ‡-RKQ+.HUU/DNH9$DQG NC $10,786,000 ‡0DQWHR 6KDOORZEDJ %D\ NC $1,308,000 ‡ 0DVRQERUR ,QOHW 1& $149,000 ‡0RUHKHDG&LW\+DUERU1& $6,131,000 ‡ 3KLOSRWW /DNH 9$ $5,278.000 ‡3URMHFW&RQGLWLRQ6XUYH\V NC $693,000 ‡ 5ROOLQVRQ &KDQQHO 1& $697,000 ‡ 6LOYHU /DNH +DUERU 1& $697,000 ‡ : .HUU 6FRWW 'DP DQG Reservoir, NC $3,403,000 ‡ :LOPLQJWRQ +DUERU 1& $18,515,000 ‡ 2SHUDWLRQ DQG 0DLQWHnance Subtotal $53,455,000 All Appropriations $76,921,000 Source: Wilmington District - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

State Kick-off Litter Free NC Troopers Vow to Keep Highways Clean RALEIGH, N.C. : March 7, 2014 - The Department of Public Safety and State Highway Patrol announce a “Litter Free NC,� a statewide anti-litter campaign. The campaign’s primary purpose will be to educate the

public and generate awareness about the effects of litter in hopes of reducing the amount of litter in our state. The Litter Free NC campaign will be an on-going initiative; however, a heavy educational and enforcement program will be conducted dur-

ing the week of March 10 – 17. Troopers across the state will be diligently looking for those violators who choose to carelessly throw and scatter litter, as well as, those who fail to properly secure their loads. Each day across the U.S. and

North Carolina, thousands of cigarette butts, soda cans, coffee cups, beer bottles, plastic bags, and gum wrappers are intentionally thrown out a vehicle’s window.

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UNC School of Government Study Places CFPUA Rates, Financial Performance At Top Levels WILMINGTON, NC : March 12, 2014 - The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority announced the results of the UNC Environmental Finance Center's annual study of 2014 NC Water and Wastewater Rates Dashboard (with financial benchmarks). For the first time, the authors have provided the public with an interactive dashboard that shows just how favorably CFPUA stands out versus other water utilities across the state. At the heart of the study is an interactive tool at that allows you to see exactly where your current water and wastewater rates at various consumption levels. Using the dashboard, CFPUA customers and interested parties will be able to see the Authority's performance - placing it in the GREEN, optimal zone - in just about every performance category for both water and sewer

rates including: affordability, bill comparison to other utilities and cost recovery. More than 70% of the state's utilities, 372 total, took part in the study. In addition giving current information, the dashboard provides sliders the customer can use to mark CFPUA average consumption per month (4,500 gallons) AND the 4.4% rate proposal and see how it impacts CFPUA and its customers in these areas. As one can see by going to http:// www.efc.sog.unc.edu/reslib/ item/north-carolina-water-andwastewater-rates-dashboard#, the needles do not move very much. CFPUA stays right squarely in the heart of the GREEN, utility optimum levels for affordability, bill comparison to other utilities and cost recovery. CFPUA's financial condition also received high marks yet again; it hit the

GREEN, optimum zone for six of its eight categories including: revenues v. expenditures, debt service coverage ratio, operating budget ratio, cash on hand, quick ratio, and asset depreciation. Because split percentages could not be used, we moved the average consumption to 5,000 gallons/ month (10,000 per bill period) and the rate increase to 4%. There was no discernable change when the average consumption was slid down to 4,000/month and/or the rate proposal up to 5% (but you can find out for yourself…) The study was released just as CFPUA's full board considers rate proposals for FY '15. A public meeting will be held in the Lucie Harrell Conference Room located in the New Hanover County Administration Building, 230 Government Center Drive, Wilmington, North Carolina. The

hearing will commence at 9 a.m., on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at which time any person may be heard regarding water and sewer rates. The full CFPUA’s board regular meeting Monthly Authority meeting will commence immediately following the public hearing. "The staff at CFPUA is working hard every day to ensure that we balance the need to keep our systems both sustainable and affordable," said Jim Flechtner, Cape Fear Utility Authority Executive Director. "This UNC study is just the latest example of how their diligence and expertise is continuing to put forth financial proposals that are strong, considerate and care for the customer, both now and for future generations." In addition to the intuitive Rate Comparison dashboard , the

Environmental Finance Center's study including the following info: Tables listing each utility’s water, wastewater and irrigation rate structures and monthly bill charges for various consumption amounts for residential and commercial customers. You may download the tables in PDF or MS Excel format. ‡ 7DEOHV OLVWLQJ HDFK XWLOLW\¶V water, wastewater and irrigation rate structures and monthly bill

charges for various consumption amounts for residential and commercial customers; and ‡$ ILQDO UHSRUW WKDW VXPPDrizes the state of rates and rate structures in North Carolina. The report contains hyperlinks to answers to Frequently Asked Questions, covering areas like Tools for Comparisons and Current Rates. Visit http://www.cfpua.org to view the study and other related information.

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move the land use." He explained, "There is currently one Travel Trailer Park in the town limits owned by the applicant located at the corner of Lake Park Blvd and Goldsboro Ave. The Travel Trailer Park is currently located in two different zones, HB and R-1." He explained, "In September 2009 the applicant [Troy Slaughter] applied for a text amendment to rezone approximately 2 acres of land from R-1 to the HB zoning district on the corner of Goldsboro and Lake Park Blvd N. and requested to change the ordinance to allow for Travel Trailer Parks in the Highway Business zoning district. The Technical Review Committee reviewed the items, but the applicant pulled both request be-

fore the October 2009 Planning and Zoning Committee meeting. In May of 2012 the applicant had the same plan and applied to rezone the entire park to HB and was denied by Town Council to expand the HB in the R-1 residential district" along Goldsboro Avenue. Hardison explained to the Planning Commission in a memo last week, "If the use, “Travel Trailer Park,” is allowed then standards should be carefully developed to ensure the newly allowed use will be beneficial rather than detrimental to the surrounding area. Some standards did exist in our ordinance prior to 2001. Despite this, there were many concerns over travel trailer parks in the past which inevitably led to the prohibition

of the land use anywhere in the Town of Carolina Beach. If this use is to be allowed again, new standards should be developed that very objectively hit all concerns with this type of facility. Many other coastal communities do have allowances for travel trailer parks with specific standards designed for these parks." He explained, "Based on the Land Use Plan (LUP) it does appear the Town of Carolina Beach would support the use of a Travel Trailer Park. It is actually already in existence in the exterritorial jurisdiction located in the Conservation Zoning District at the North Carolina State Park. They have a total of 83 sites for campers. After speaking with one of the park rangers, staff found that on the weekends in

the summertime they are usually at capacity. During the weekdays in the summer they are usually approximately ½ full. After October only a few fisherman utilize the campground. Campers are limited to 14 days within any 30-day period. He explained, "Travel Trailer Parks in Carolina Beach would be a destination point for visitors who want to enjoy our natural resources (i.e. intracoastal waterway, and ocean) and wish to enjoy the Central Business District (CBD) and surrounding commercial areas such as HB. Although the use would be positive to the Town by offering more diversity in housing for those wishing to visit, the vision for the CBD and HB is for a more dense level of commercial uses."

Hardison explained, "The proposal is in general conformity with the 2007 Land Use Plan. Although travel trailer parks are not specifically addressed in the LUP, increasing the availability of a variety of quality tourist accommodations is encouraged. Staff has reviewed the cost benefits of the use and created standards to limit the allowance and regulate the use to minimize the concerns. If allowed staff recommends the use only be permitted in the HB through a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) process." The Planning Commission will consider the request at their March 13th meeting at 6:30PM at Town Hall in the Council meeting room. For more information call 910-458-2999.

ing activities for dispersing or splitting up the funds. The current schedule would be New Hanover County - out of the sand funds - would pay 75.7% of the additional $103,000. City of Wilmington would pay 6.6%. Wrightsville Beach 2.2%. Kure Beach 2.2% and Carolina Beach 13.3%. What that equates to for the Town of Carolina Beach is a share equivalent to $13,758.85. That gets us through this current cycle which goes all the way through June for one last pass for

maintenance dredging." He explained, "Next fiscal year, the Ports, Waterway and Beach Commission has requested that all beach communities put a place holder in their budget for the maintenance dredging activities for next fiscal year. That maintenance dredging activity we will have in our budget preparations and I'll bring that to you when we talk about expenditures in March." Councilman Gary Doetsch said the intent was to push it

back to later in the year since not many people were using the inlet and perhaps help maintain it longer throughout the busier part of the year. Cramer explained, "The intent was to try and schedule it so it would be a more attractive position to carry us longer and what we feared would take place did, they ran out of funds. Thus that's why they've come back and said ok if you want the $103,000 we have, the communities need to pony up and put in their share.

The communities that were there at the Ports and Waterways Authority all voted unanimously to request these from their councils." Council member Sarah Friede said, "Is there any chance of reallocating those proportions because we have more than twice as much as Wilmington" and, "This puts it back on us and feels like the other municipalities saying this is your inlet, this is your problem to take care of."

Doetsch said a study is being conducted that will take a full year to gather data and show the economic impact of the inlet and benefits to all municipalities within New Hanover County to better understand a cost sharing plan for funding dredging of the inlet. Without regular dredging the shallow draft inlet would become unsafe for navigation and impact the local commercial and recreation boat and fishing economy in the County.

to open by the end of 2015 but were inquiring about the procedure and process involved in obtaining a conditional use permit from the Town. A conditional use permit (CUP) is required for larger developments or businesses that require additional review because of their impact on traffic and the surrounding areas within a zoning district. Once an application is submitted it's reviewed by the Planning Department, the Technical Review Committee and Planning and Zoning Commission. Following a public hearing the Planning Commission votes to recommend the Town Council approve or deny a permit request. The Town Council then advertises and holds a public hearing before rendering their final decision with certain conditions. Three copies of a site plan were given to the Town last month. The plan shows a single Harris Teeter store with parking and an entrance on North Lake

Park Blvd across from Bennett Lane. Trucks making deliveries to the store would enter from the back entrance off Saint Joseph Street. The store is listed as 53,288 square feet with potential expansion to 60,576 square feet. A previous plan dated in 2012 showed a proposed development consisting of a 67,566 square foot Shopping Center, 6,000 square foot of General Office, a 3,500 square foot Fast-Food Restaurant with Drive-Thru, a 10 Fueling Station Gasoline Station and a Drive-Thru Bank with 3 lanes. That plan included adjacent parcels that are not covered in the most recent site plan delivered to the Town's Planning Department. The land was formerly Jubilee Amusement Park and was purchased in 2005 for $5,640,000 and planned for a mixed-use retail and condominium development of the same name. When the real estate market collapsed, legal challenges between the developers and investors ensued. The property

was foreclosed on and sold at foreclosure auction for two million dollars. Previously a sign was erected on the property in

2010 advertising the property as the future home of a Harris Teeter grocery store. Hardison and Parvin said no

official application has been submitted to the Planning Department but they anticipate an application in the near future.

1986. Since then, Cray has gone on to record fifteen Billboard charting studio albums and has written or performed with everyone from Eric Clapton to Stevie Ray Vaughan, from Bonnie Raitt to John Lee Hooker. Recently inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame at the age of 57, he is one of the youngest living legends to receive the prestigious honor. And while he can look back over an astonishing three-decade career punctuated by his trademark sound and distinct playing style, Robert Cray is too busy moving forward on an amazing journey that has him releasing his sixteenth studio album and embarking on yet another world tour.

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. The venerable Delbert McClinton is a legend among Texas roots music aficionados, not only for his amazing longevity, but for his ability to combine country, blues, soul, and rock & roll as if there were no distinctions between any of them in the best timehonored Texas tradition. A formidable harmonica player long before he recorded as a singer, McClinton’s career began in the late '50s, yet it took him nearly two decades to evolve into a bona fide solo artist. A critics'

darling and favorite of his peers, McClinton never really became a household name, but his resurgence in the '90s helped him earn more widespread respect from both the public at large and the Grammy committee. 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: ‡ 2SHQLQJ IRU 52%(57 CRAY BAND will be SHEMEKIA COPELAND – the NEW “Queen of the Blues” (City of Chicago honor) and two-time GRAMMY Award nominee ‡ 2SHQLQJ IRU '(/%(57 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.

From page 1-A business and; 4. Result in a reduction of tax values for the surrounding properties. Hardison explained, "It was also discussed that a Travel Trailer Park would not the best use of the land for a commercially zoned area (i.e. HB zoning district). The consensus was a travel park would be better suited in the "I" (industrial) or "C" (conservation) district. The motion by the Planning and Zoning Board passed unanimously to deny both the rezoning and travel park. Town Council agreed with Planning and Zoning and motioned unanimously to re-

Dredging From page 1-A have basically run out of funds." He explained, "That means Carolina Beach Inlet won't have the maintenance dredging finalized for the end of this fiscal year... They have enough funds to cover half of the cost which is $103,000 and some change. The County has suggested we follow the same protocol we have in place for other dredg-

Project From page 1-A former site of Jubilee Amusement Park. Parvin said last month the Town was contacted by Ted S. Barnes of Argus Development Group - a Charlotte-based commercial real estate company. Barnes wrote to Town Senior Planner Jeremy Hardison on February 6th, "I am working with Harris Teeter, on a consulting basis, on the development of the property they own in Carolina Beach. We have gotten to a point where we now have a site plan acceptable to HT and to the adjacent property owner (the old center to the north). I would like to see if we could meet and let me share the plan with you, or whomever the appropriate person is, and see what we need to do to start the town’s approval process." Last week Hardison said he was told by Barnes they hoped

Festival From page 1-A 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.” Rolling Stone Magazine in their April 2011 issue credits Cray with reinventing the blues with his “distinct razor sharp guitar playing” that “introduced a new generation of mainstream rock fans to the language and form of the blues” with the release of his Strong Persuader album in

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Island Montessori Come out and Support Hosts 2nd Annual IMS the 10th Annual Steve Golf Outing and Haydu St. Patrick’s Lo Silent Auction Tide Run this Saturday

This past Friday and Saturday the Island Montessori School held their 2nd Annual IMS Golf Outing and Silent Auction. The event started off Friday evening with a Gala at

the Marriott. Attendees enjoyed live music, dinner and an amazing auction. Saturday morning golfers lined up at Masonboro Country Club for a 9am shotSee AUCTION page 13B

The 10th Annual Steve Haydu St. Patrick’s Lo Tide Run is back again in Carolina Beach on March 15, 2014. Early race registration is currently open through March 1 for the 5K and 10K at http://www.lotiderun.org/. The cost to register early is $30 for the 5K/10K or $25 with a military or student ID. After March 1, the cost to register increases to $35. T-shirts are only guaranteed to those who pre-register, so don’t hesitate, because this year's design will be a must have! A popular registration option is creating or joining a team, special awards are given

Tickets for the Island of Lights Fashion Show available Now If you plan on attending the upcoming Fashion Show, please purchase your tickets early. The number will be limited to around 100 and we don’t want anyone to miss out on this spring event. The annual show presents fashions for the new spring and summer seasons and is the major fundraiser for the Island of Lights organization. This Pleasure Island group See FASHION page 17B

Operation Medicine Drop Coming to Kure Beach Local event collecting medications for safe disposal On Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, the Kure Beach Police Department will give the public another opportunity to prevent accidental poisonings, abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous

expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your medications for disposal to the Kure Beach Police Department at 114 N. 7th Ave., Kure Beach, NC 28409. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Since 2010, over 1600

sites have collected over 53 million dosage units of medication during take back events statewide. Operation Medicine Drop is an effort coordinated by North Carolina Department of See MEDICINE page 13B

Back to the Beach Classic Car Parade & Car Show March 28th for the Parade & Show 29th The Sun Coast Cruisers are headed “Back to the Beach” for there Annual Car Show, CruiseIn and Parade. Festivities will kick-off this Friday, March 28th with a Classic Car Parade

beginning at the Carolina Beach Food Lion. The parade will start at 6:30pm and end at the Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Are in Kure Beach. On Saturday March 29th the

main event will take place. Starting at 9:00 a.m. and running until 4:00 p.m. (rain or shine) at the Fort Fisher Military Recreation Center the See Car Show, page 16B

American Legion Auxiliary will be holding its first Spring Craft Show on March 29th The American Legion Auxiliary will be holding its first Spring Craft Show on March 29, 2014, at the American Legion Post 129 pavilion building on Carolina

Beach. The address is 1500 Bridge Barrier Road in Carolina Beach (behind the Food Lion). Hours for the craft show will be 10 to 4. Come on out and get an

early start on your Easter, Mother's Day, or springtime shopping with a wide variety of items from local crafters/artisans. For directions or questions call 910-458-9155.

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 See MOVIES page 9B

for team spirit, size and fastest time. All proceeds from registration fees, sponsors and individual donors are distributed to recipients selected by the volunteer board of directors to assist local cancer victims in financial need. On March 19, 2005, the first St. Patrick’s LoTide Run was a wonderful success. Unfortunately, Steve lost his battle with cancer in May 2005, but this event lives on his name continuing to provide aid and financial support to area residents battling cancer. The recipients are New Hanover County residents See RACE page 13B

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Mark Your Calendar for the 18th Annual Pleasure Island Chowder Cook-Off April 12th

Plans are now underway for the Chamber of Commerce’s 18th Annual Pleasure Island Chowder Cook-Off. The event will be held at the Carolina Beach Lake on Saturday, April

12th, 2014. In addition to serving up the area's best chowder, this daylong event includes live music and the Kidz Zone. Gates open at 11:30am and See Chowder, page 16B

Donations sought for April 12 Island Women Yard Sale The annual Island Women Yard Sale will be held Saturday, April 12, from 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Bowman’s, 911 N. Lake Park Blvd. Donations for the sale may be taken to the Riparian storage facility, 202 Dow Road, from 9 a.m.-noon on March 8, 15, 22, 29 and April 5. Volunteers will accept clean linens, household

appliances, furniture, rugs, curtains, pillows, books, dishes, glassware, pots & pans, VCR tapes, DVDs, CDs, tools, garden equipment, etc. Clothing and electronics (e.g., TVs, phones, computers, speakers, monitors, etc.) will not be accepted. Proceeds from the Island Women Yard Sale are used for community projects.

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Wrapped in Hope – A Cancer Survivors Ball March 28th Women of Hope is pleased to announce the Inaugural Wrapped in Hope – A Cancer Survivors Ball on Friday, March 28, 2014 at the Terraces on Sir Tyler in Wilmington, NC at 6:30 pm. This coastal cocktail attire… dressy, but not formal event is for cancer survivors and guests who would love to enjoy an evening of dinner and danc-

ing. There will be door prizes for cancer survivors donated from the local community. Entertainment for the evening will be provided by DJ Joey Warren. A dinner buffet served by Giorgio’s Italian Restaurant. It is sure to be a wonderful evening for all who attend. Event sponsors for the See SURVIVOR, page 13B

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 anthologies available for purchase at local businesses for a fee of $5.00 to help cover the cost of See POEM, page 9B

3rd Annual “Pets Rock” Fundraiser & Silent Auction The doctors and staff of Atlantic Animal Hospital & Pet Care Resort (AAHPCR) are hosting the 3rd Annual “Pets Rock” Fundraiser & Silent Auction benefiting Coastal Animal Rescue Effort (CARE) for New Hanover County’s homeless animals in medical need. The lively event will be held on Friday, March 21st, 7:00pm at the Terraces on Sir Tyler Drive across from

Wilmington’s Mayfaire Town Center. Local television celebrity, Frances Weller will emcee the festivities. For a $40 per person donation, guests will enjoy culinary contributions from favorite local restaurants like Szechuan 132 and Terrazzo’s, live musical entertainment by Mezza Voce, all while bidding on great items from Torri/Bell, Seagrass Salon See PET ROCKS, page 16B

A Charity Benefit for Meals on Wheels coming up in June 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 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 recSee MEALS, page 17B

Azalea Coast USA Dance Monthly Social Dance & Lesson March 8th Greetings! AZALEA COAST USA DANCE Monthly Social Dance & Lesson Join us Saturday March 8th for an evening of social ballroom dance and a basic group dance lesson at the New Hanover County Senior Center, 2222 S. College Rd., Wilmington, NC. Group lesson given by Verna Jordan from 6:45 to 7:30PM. No partner

necessary for the lesson. Open dancing to our own custom mix of ballroom smooth and latin music from 7:30 to 10:00PM. Admission $8 members, $10 non-members, $5 military with ID, $3 students with ID. Contact 910799-1694 or e-mail usadance@csandes.com. Further details at: www.azaleacoastncusadance.org

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

Museum Hosts Star Luncheon Reach for the Stars Luncheon Thursday, March 20th

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.

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 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 www.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.

Kure Beach Offers Wine Tasting & Dinner Bus Trip April 16th Kure Beach Parks & Recreation Advisory Board is offering a bus trip on Wednesday, April 16th to Silver Coast Winery in Ocean Isle Beach, NC for a wine tasting and dinner event. The bus will leave Kure Beach Town Hall at 3:30pm and return at approximately 8pm. The cost of the trip is $44 per person and includes a wine tasting of 5 wines, dinner, the bus ride, and tips for dinner and the bus driver. Dinner will consist of roast

beef with gravy, green bean almondine, baked potato, garden salad, roll, coffee/tea, and dessert. A cash bar will be available for wine and beer during dinner. Reservations are being taken at Town Hall until Friday, March 21st or the trip is full. Payment in the form of cash or check is required at the time of booking. You do not have to be a Kure Beach resident to participate. Bus space is limited so reserve your space today!

Kure Beach has Commemorative Opportunities on the Boardwalk

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.

New Session of Watercolor Wednesdays begins March 12th Attention budding artists – the next 4-week session of watercolor painting classes will begin on Wednesday, the 12th of March. These classes are taught by Kure Beach’s own awardwinning International artist Ken Withrow. All classes are held at the Kure Beach Community Center with Beginner classes running from 9:30 am – 11:30 am and Intermediate classes

from 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm. The cost to participate is $30 per person. Registration forms can be found on our website, www.townofkurebeach.org, or at Town Hall. Bring your completed registration form along with your payment to the first class. For more information and a list of supplies needed, please visit our website or call Town Hall at (910) 458-8216.

Coastal Landscape Plants Lecture at Community Center, March 22

WILMINGTON, N.C. – An integral part of Cape Fear Museum’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programming is its Starlab, a portable planetari-

um. Purchased in 1995, Starlab has seen thousands of visitors from every third grader in New Hanover County (free of charge) to educators at See MUSEUM, page 17B

The public is invited to come hear Master Gardener and owner of Plant Lady Designs, Dawn Betz, from the NC Cooperative Extensions' Speakers Bureau Program, discuss "Coastal Lanscape Plants." Information will be presented to help homeowners choose plants that can thrive despite the various chal-

lenges of the Cape Fear environment, including sandy soil, salt spray, poor drainage, or drought conditions. A question and answer period will be conducted at the end of the presentation. The presentation is set for Saturday, March 22nd from 1011:30 am. For more information, call Town Hall at 910-458-8216.

P.I. Calendar of Events for 2013 • March 15 - 10th Annual Steve Haydu St. Patrick’s Lo-Tide Run (910-368-9523) • March 28-29 - Suncoast Cruiser “Back to the Beach” Car Show (910-707-0060) • April 5 - Island Of Lights Fashion Show (910-617-5945) • April 12 - 18th Annual Chowder Cook-Off (458-8434) • April 26 - 7th Annual Kure Beach Annual Street Festival (910458-8216) • May 9 - 16th Annual Cape Fear Disabled Sportsman Fishing Tournament (910-368-7077) • May 16 - 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 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 BEHIND THE SCENES • AQUARIST APPRENTICE - Saturdays, March 15, 22, 29 at 2 p.m. and Saturday, April 26 at 2 p.m. - Check out a dirty job you’re sure to love. Join staff on a behind-thescenes 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 - Saturdays, March 15, 22, 29 at 11:15 a.m. Sundays, March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m., and 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. See Aquarium, page 17B

UP COMING MEETINGS CAROLINA BEACH • Monday, March 17, 2014: Membership Meeting. 7:309:00 pm. Richard Neal, owner of the Frying Pan Light Tower will share some video clips and images of the facility over the years as well as during the current restoration. 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. 7:30See MEETING, page 9B

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Katie B. Hines Senior Center to hold their Traditional English High Tea on March 29th The Katie B. Hines Senior Center will welcome spring with one of the year's most anticipated events, their traditional English High Tea on March 29, 2014. Come enjoy delicious tea sandwiches, scones, sweets, with various teas to please everyone's palate. So, break out your finest spring frocks and bonnets! There will be plenty of door prizes, and prizes awarded for the prettiest and funniest hats. Doors open at 3:00. Tickets are available at Katie B. Hines Senior Center and are $8.00 advance sale and $10.00 at the door. Our new acrylic paint class, on Wednesdays at 10:00, is going great. Grab a canvas and your acrylic paints and come on over. The oil painting group continues to meet on Monday and Thursday at 11:00. Exercise classes continue on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 9:00. On Mondays and Thursdays, we continue with the Stronger

Senior Exercise Program and on Wednesdays we focus on Senior Yoga. Line dance classes continue on Mondays. Join us at 3:00 for review and beginner dances and at 4:00 to learn a new dance and new people are always welcome. Knitting and crocheting group meets on Tuesdays at 1:00. If you want to learn or need help we enjoy having new faces. If you are a card player, we offer Bridge on Tuesdays at 1:00, or join the Monday or Saturday evening card groups for cards and socialization. We are always looking for new ideas for classes. If you have a skill, and would like to donate your time to teach others, whether for a long term class or a one -time only class, give us a call. We look forward to meeting you whether you live here on Pleasure Island or are just visiting for the winter. We warmly welcome everyone.

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

KURE MEMORIAL LUTHERAN CHURCH “Come” he replied, “and you will see.” So they went and saw where he was staying, and they spent that day with him. John 1:39. KURE BEACH - “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” Matthew 11:28-29. Sunday Schedule 9:00 Sunday School 10:00 Worship 11:00 Fellowship Time

4:30 Youth Group Midweek Lenten Service: Worship and Soup Supper Wednesdays: March 12, 19 and 26; April 2 and 9 6:00 in the Fellowship Hall – off North Fourth Street Faith on Tap: Monday, March 17, 7:00 p.m. at Hang Ten Grill. It’s a young(er) adult ministry gathering. Come check it out! See MEMORIAL, page 17B

Kure Memorial Lutheran Preschool is NOW Enrolling Kure Memorial Lutheran Preschool is now enrolling preschoolers for the 2014/2015 year. Classes are available for 2, 3, and 4 years of age with two year-old class meeting Tuesdays and Thursdays, three year-old class meeting Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and four year-old class meeting Monday through Thursday. The preschool offers children a fantastic opportunity to get a jump-start on their education and prepare them for

their scholastic future. You are invited to explore the possibilities at the Kure Beach Memorial Lutheran Church Preschool. Call (910)409-5572 or email kmlc.preschool@ gmail.com today and inquire about enrollment for the 2014/2015 school year. Kure Memorial Lutheran Church is located at 112 N 3rd Ave in Kure Beach. Keep an eye out in the Island Gazette for additional information about the nonprofit preschool.

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Across the Country, Girl Scouts Celebrate Faith during Girl Scout Week (March 9-15) RALEIGH, N.C.— Girl Scouts and faith-based communities share an enduring tradition of Girl Scouting and spiritual expression that spans our organization’s history. Indeed, the entire Girl Scout experience is based on the Girl Scout Promise and Law, which include principles and values common to most faiths. Girl Scouts is also proudly nonpartisan, secular, and inclusive. Our membership, which currently consists of 3 million girls and volunteers as well as over 59 million alumnae, includes women and girls of

varied religious traditions. In remaining secular, our intent is not to minimize a girl’s religious experience; to the contrary, Girl Scouts is a place where girls of all faiths can honor their spirituality while at the same time embracing the diversity of the Girl Scout Movement. “Girl Scout Week celebrates our organization’s long history and honors the generations of girls and women it has influenced,” said Lisa Jones, Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts – North Carolina See FAITH, page 17B

WESLEY MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church to Host “Artistry in Jazz” March 14th Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church will be hosting the 20-piece Big Band Jazz Orchestra “Artistry in Jazz” on Friday March 14th from 7:00pm-8:30pm in their gymnasium at the corner of Pine Grove and 47th streets. $10 tickets include the concert and a delicious dessert buffet. The

concert benefits scholarships provided to UNCW music students who participate in the church’s music ministry and 2014 fall concert series. Call the church office at 791-4092 for advanced ticket sales information. Tickets will also be sold at the door the night of the concert.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF CAROLINA BEACH 409 N. Lake Park Blvd. • Carolina Beach, NC 28428

First Baptist Church of Carolina Beach Yard Sale First Baptist Church of Carolina Beach will hold a Yard Sale March 29th from 7 am until 12 noon. Reserve Your Spot Now. First Baptist Church of Carolina Beach 409 North Lake Park Blvd. Call the church office at 910-458-5134 and reserve your spot for only $15.00. All monies raised will support the College age Young Adult’s Class at First Baptist

Church of Carolina Beach. Their goal is to take a mission trip this summer! It’s time to clean out your closets and make some extra money!!! Yes, you keep what you sell and support a good cause at the same time! We have the best spot on the island to set-up and sell your things! We will set-up on the Gazebo side of the church facing Lake Park Blvd!

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Baseball Holds Pender Scoreless in Home Opener

2014 Spring Pleasure Island Soccer Association kicks off its Regular Seaon

The Pleasure Island Soccer Association kicked off their 2014 Spring Season this past Saturday with games going on at Veterans park and Carolina Beach’s Mike Chappell park all

day. This season there is 17 Division, with over 100 teams. Games will be play at Vetwerans Park in WIlmington and Mike chappell Park in Carolina See SOCCER, page 13B

Cape Fear Surf Fest Returning to Carolina Beach March 22-23 EVENT TO FEATURE INDIVIDUAL & TEAM DIVISIONS WILMINGTON, NC (February 26, 2014)- The UNCW Surf Club is excited to announce the resurgence of the Cape Fear Surf Fest this spring. Taking place in Carolina Beach,

NC, March 22-23, 2014 this year’s event will incorporate a unique twist to the traditional surf contest: Surf Shop Team and Open Team divisions. See SURFING, page 9B

RUNNING NEWS 10th Annual Steve Haydu St. Patrick’s Lo Tide Run The Ashley baseball team was back at it again tonight in some frigid weather for our first home game against Pender HS. Noah Borntrager got the nod on the bump tonight, and

was very effective for 5 innings, allowing only 1 hit, a single in the 2nd inning. The Eagles struck first in the opening inning, as Cole Slocum scored on an RBI double off the

bat of Donovan Francis. That was all the run support we would need, as Noah dominated on the mound, and was relieved by sophomore Trevor Price, who finished out the

game. Donovan went 2-3 for the Eagles, and had the only extra base hit in the game. Cole Slocum, Dakota Perryman and Jesse Goyne also See BASEBALL, page 20B

Lady Eagles Softball Rally's to Beat Southview

to $35. T-shirts are only guaranteed to those who pre-register, so don’t hesitate, because this year's design will be a must have! A popular registration option is creating or joining a team, special awards are given for team spirit, size and fastest time. All proceeds from registration fees, sponsors and individSee LOTIDE, page 16B

YCC Beach Dash has been rescheduled for March 22nd

• 3/3 - The Ashley Softball teams also braved the fine brisk evening Friday to take on South View High School. The JV team beat South View 8-5 with Hannah Boring pitching and Pearson Yopp, Hannah and McKayla Brown had some huge hits. The varsity team scored 4 runs with 2 outs in the bottom of the 7th to win 6-5. Robyn Kerr pitched 4 innings then Sarah Horrell picked up the win pitching the last 3. Lauren Brooks was 2 for 3, Jordan Floyd had 2 hits and Schae Dickson and Jessica Stergakos each had 2 RBI in the last inning to bring home the winning runs.

The Wilmington Family YMCA is pleased to announce that the YCC Beach Dash has been rescheduled! The 1st ever YCC Beach Dash will take place on Saturday, March 22nd at 6:00pm. The Dash will take place at Shell Island beach strand on Wrightsville Beach. This Beach Dash is a fun family friendly event for all ages!

Every participant will receive a participation medal and the first 200 registrants receive a t-shirt! The YCC Beach Dash will have six obstacles and blast stations throughout the course. The six obstacles will consist of a tunnel crawl, noodle forest, agility run, wall climb, balance beam and slide. The blast stations are See Beach Dash, page 17B

Coastal NC Run/Walk for Autism to be held March 29th

Men's Lacrosse Defeats Socastee in Season Opener • 3/3 - The Varsity Lacrosse team opened up its season Saturday with a convincing 15 6 win over Socastee. Stick skills were a little inconsistent in this early season contest, and the team committed way to many

The 10th Annual Steve Haydu St. Patrick’s Lo Tide Run is back again in Carolina Beach on March 15, 2014. Early race registration is currently open through March 1 for the 5K and 10K at www.lotiderun.org/. The cost to register early is $30 for the 5K/10K or $25 with a military or student ID. After March 1, the cost to register increases

penalties, not being comfortable with the new rules for this year, but overall it was a good effort. Colton Blackman led all scorers with 4 goals and 3 assists (7pts.),Both Owen Finnegan and Fletcher Steveson had hat

tricks, with Finnegan also tallying an assist. Greg Mayer and Carson Conklin contributed 2 goals each, with Carson adding 2 assists. Mike Colella had 4 points on 1 goal and 3 assists. Defenseman Connor Snow

notched an assist, clearing the ball the length of the field and sending a sweet feed to Finnegan on the crease. Goalies Zac Tilley (10) and Colton Smith (5) combined for 15 saves.

Join the Autism Society of North Carolina and GHA Autism Supports for the 4th Annual Coastal Run/Walk for Autism on Saturday, March 29 at 8AM. This event will be held at the Mayfaire Shopping Center next to TrySports in the TrySports Events Field This Run/Walk will feature a timed and certified 5K route

using bib chips along with a one mile run/walk and the always popular kid's dash. Whether you are an avid runner or a dedicated supporter of autism awareness, join us for a day of celebration! You can register as an individual or even start your own team. Proceeds from this event benefit the programs and services supSee AUTISM, page 17B

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Tournament Championships Saturday 6-8 Age Division - P.I. Exercise Club 17 Island Tackle & Hardware 4, CBPD 28 Island Montessori School 10; 9-11 Age Division - CloudWyze 42 Kure Beach Pier 19, CBDI 14 El Cazador 25, Nikki’s Gourmet & Sushi 38 CB Subway 19, Hines Senior Center 44 Mid-Atlantic Drilling 20, CloudWyze 24 Hines Senior Center 20, Kure Beach Pier 22 El Cazador 33, 11 CB Subway 28 CBDI 38; 12-14 Age Division - Costco 46 Michael’s Seafood 19, Superior Medical 46 American Legion 23; 15-17 Age Division - Blackburn Brothers Seafood 43 Hamm Hearing Aid 52, Allied Pest Control 49 CBPD 48;

(Pictured Above & Below): Also playing for a spot in the Semi-Finals was Nikki’s Sushi and CB Subway.

6-8 YEAR OLD AGE DIVISION (Pictured Above & Below): In the 9-11 Age Division CBDI and El Cazador played to see who would reach the Semi-Finals.

Name: Carolina Beach Realty Lazy Pirate CBPD P.I. Exercise Club Island Tackle Island Montessori

W/L 9-0 8-1 5-4 3-6 1-8 1-8

F 0 0 0 0 0 0

PTS 177 199 165 103 103 64

PA 91 108 100 141 164 194

OT 0 0 0 0 0 0

SK 8 3 -1 1 -4 -3

9-11 YEAR OLD AGE DIVISION Name: CloudWyze Niki’s Gourmet & Sushi Hines Senior Center CB Downtown Initiative El Cazador CB Subway Mid Atlantic Drilling Kure Beach Pier

W/L 9-0 7-2 6-3 6-3 4-5 2-7 2-7 0-9

F 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

PTS 286 218 238 227 194 225 191 122

PA 171 138 191 206 174 267 252 315

OT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SK 9 5 -1 3 2 -5 -3 -9

12-14 YEAR OLD AGE DIVISION Name: COSTCO Superior Medical American Legion 129 Michael’s Seafood

BY: SHAWN R. MCKEE Staff Writer TOURNAMENT 12-14 Age Division • 6:30PM – Costco vs. Michael’s Seafood – Costco ran away with this game from the opening tip off, outscoring

Michael’s Seafood 17-6 in the 1st quarter. By halftime they were able to extend their lead to 13-points after a 6-4 2nd quarter. After halftime Costco continued to pull away outscoring Michael’s Seafood 17-8 in the 3rd quarter and 6-1 in the 4th, giving them the 46-19. HIGHSee PIYL, page 19B

W/L 9-0 4-5 3-6 2-7

F 0 0 0 0

PTS 392 314 295 331

PTS 279 340 328 373

OT 0 0 0 0

SK 9 -1 1 -5

15-17 YEAR OLD AGE DIVISION Name: Blackburn Brothers Allied Pest Control CBPD Hamm Hearing Aids

W/L 6-3 6-3 5-4 1-8

F 0 0 0 0

PTS 324 365 332 281

PTS 259 319 328 350

OT 0 0 0 0

SK -1 3 -2 1

W/L = Win / Loss, F = Forfeit, PTS = Points Scored, PA = Points Allowed, OT = Overtime, and SK = Win/Loss Streak.

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CAPT MIKE HARRISON Lucy’s Choice Bay Charters

March 9, 2014 - I actually saw the sun shining this week and it reminded me that we’ll be fishing again soon. But before I get to that, I wanted to talk about Dogs. If you’re not a “dog person” this won’t mean a thing to you so go ahead and skip on over to the crossword puzzle or something. My dog, Sally Ann, is a lucky little girl. At about six months of age she was left tied to a fence on a country road in Hoke County. (That’s just West of Fayetteville if you ain’t from around here.) I suppose her owner had a half-baked plan in mind as there was a “no-kill animal shelter” about a mile down that road, and sure enough, one of their employees saw her and took her in, so her original owner’s plan worked and Sally Ann was cared for, without the customary contribution of a bag of dog food. The shelter identified her as a “mostly Border Terrier”, which

I think is a pretty good guess. The first time I saw her she was timid, skinny, and showing signs of having mange. It was love at first sight! I don’t remember what they called her, but from that moment on she’s been Sally Ann, after an old fiddle tune that was stuck in my head at that time. (“Sally Ann, Sally Ann, I’m goin’ home with Sally Ann”) She’s now healthy, happy, and about eleven years old. And I love her just as much. I could continue this subject for several pages as there is more I wanted to say, but HL&S is supposed to be a Fishing feature so I’ll make myself stop. Let me leave you with these words that I read quite some time ago and saved for you: “He is your friend, your partner, your defender. Your dog! You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.”-Author Unknown Wishing you the best, Capt. Mike Harrison Lucy’s Choice Bay Charters

(Pictured Above): This is Sally Ann. See Hook Line & Sinker feature.

(Pictured Above): Debbie Harrill won Got-em-on award for the largest Triple Tail in 2013.

Herps in the House at Reptile and Amphibian Day on March 15 The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, along with the North Carolina chapter of Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (NCPARC), will staff a booth featuring live reptiles and amphibians — collectively known as “herps” — on the third floor of the museum. Come check out slithering corn snakes, hopping toads and slippery salamanders, and don’t forget to pick up some free literature on how to turn your backyard into a haven for all kinds of wildlife — particularly amphibians and reptiles. Staff will have the popular “Spot the Copperhead” game so that attendees can test their snake-identification skills, as well as herp-related give-away items, such as buttons, tattoos See HARVEST, page 17B

(Pictured Above): Jeff Hall, coordinator for NCPARC, shows off an eastern kingsnake to young visitors at Reptile and Amphibian Day, held this year on March 15 at the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences in downtown Raleigh.

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Scholarships now Available Women interested in learning outdoors skills through hands-on experiences may be eligible for scholarships through the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Becoming an OutdoorsWoman (BOW) program. Scholarships cover up to 80 percent of registration fees, which range from $10 to $225, depending on the duration and nature of the workshop. Funding assistance is provided through the Mel Porter Scholarship Fund, which is supported by contributions from previous BOW participants. The deadline for scholarship applications is two weeks prior to respective workshop dates. Preference is given to first-time participants who are full-time students, single parents of young children, and members of low-income households. Eligibility is determined by scholarship application and workshop registration. BOW is an international program for women, 18 and older, conducted in North Carolina through the Wildlife Commission. Upcoming BOW See Fly Fishing, page 16B

(Pictured Above): Scholarships are available to eligible participants interested in attending one of three Becoming an Outdoors-Woman workshops this spring, including a FlyFishing Weekend at Davidson River Campground in Brevard.

Wildlife Commission Adds No-Wake Zone Boundaries to Online Boating Map The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has added no-wake zone boundaries for all public water bodies to its online interactive Boating Access Area map. No-wake zones are areas where vessels are required to

travel at a speed that creates no appreciable wake. Although many people associate no-wake zones with coastal waters, these zones can be found on many public bodies of water across the state and at

Commission-owned or managed boat ramps. Boaters can find nowake zones on the map by zooming in on a body of water. The no-wake zones, depicted in tan, can be selected to view See NO WAKE, page 16B

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GIRL SCOUT NEWS Girl Scout Troop 867 Earns Fitness Patch

This past Wednesday Girl Scout Troop 867 turned up the heat earning their Fitness patch. Each Girl shared stretches they’ve learned from activities they participate in already

like dance and soccer. Then it was time to sweat, Girl Scout Daisy Mom, Gayle Drake shared her aerobic expertise by making the group move to popSee SCOUTS page 9B

CBES 3rd Grade Students Study Bones

Carolina Beach Elementary School’s third grade students participated in several activities in Mrs. Williams, Miss McCoy, and Mrs. Creech's classrooms to learn about the Skeletal System. The school’s P.E. Coach, Mrs. Bellamy and art teacher Mrs. Stephens also participated in the bone projects. Students identified bones, created art projects, made paper skeletons, read about bones and joints, and watched the Discovery channel on the computer.

Carolina Beach Elementary School fourth and fifth grade students practiced their routine for their Best Foot Forward performance. The event will be held March 14, 2014, at 7:30 p.m., in New Hanover High School’s Brogden Hall. New Hanover County’s brightest and most talented students from sixteen schools will showcase the arts curriculum through dance, drama and music. Jon Evans of WECTChannel 6 will serve as the host for the show. Best Foot

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

Students Practice for “Best Foot Forward”

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 walking along the beach See SPIRIT, page 9B

Forward features performances integrating special effects and uplifting music from prekindergarten, elementary, middle and high schools. For its silver anniversary, Best Foot Forward coordinators have planned special surprises and guests from past shows for an evening of entertainment for the whole family. General admission tickets for the show are $10 each and are available for purchase through all participating See Best Foot, page 9B

4th Annual Holland Hustle to be held Sunday, April 6th

Organizers of the Annual Holland Hustle ask you mark your calendars for Sunday, April 6th’s event. The race will include a 5K run/walk event and 1.2 mile fun run with race proceeds benefiting Carolina Beach Elementary School Music, Technology and Physical Education programs

in memory of CBES teachers Vickie Holland and Paula Holland. Together, the two dedicated sixty years to the school. In addition, a portion will go to help the Physical Education department. For more updates on the Holland Hustle keep your eyes peeled to the Gazette!

NHCS Announces Revised Make-Up Schedule New Hanover County Schools (NHCS) will use the following make-up schedule for the four days missed due to winter weather. These dates have been approved by the New

Hanover County Board of Education. For traditional schools and Eaton Elementary school calendars (Codington Elementary will be an exception since they

were closed an additional day to serve as an emergency shelter): • Friday, February 14, 2014 was a full instructional day instead of a half day for students.

• Friday, March 28, 2014 will be a full instructional day instead of a half day for students. • Thursday, June 12, 2014 See MAKE UP, page 17B

New Hanover County Schools Presents the 25th Best Foot Forward New Hanover County Schools (NHCS) proudly presents the 25th annual BEST FOOT FORWARD Performance on Friday, March 14, 2014, at 7:30 p.m., in New Hanover High School’s

Brogden Hall. New Hanover County’s brightest and most talented students from sixteen schools will showcase the arts curriculum through dance, drama and music. Jon Evans of WECT-Channel 6 will serve as

the host for the show. Best Foot Forward features performances integrating special effects and uplifting music from pre-kindergarten, elementary, middle and high schools. For its golden anniversary, Best

Foot Forward coordinators have planned special surprises and guests from past shows for an evening of entertainment for the whole family. This year's participating See NHC, page 9B

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Feel Good Flow Vinyasa Yoga Mandy Nicolau and Beth Cline 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 cardiovascu-

lar benefits from the continuous movements. Join Beth 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.

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.

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

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.

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 nour-

ish their bodies from the inside out. Let your child become a kitchen artist and explore the never-ending 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 See COOKS, page 17B

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.

Stretching Class Join Sophina White for our new Stretching Class! Starting in March, come stretch all your worn-out muscles. This is also a great class to work on your muscle flexibility! Classes are every Sunday from 3:00 - 4:00 pm. Cost is just $8.00 per par-

ticipant. All participants are required to have a Carolina Beach Recreation Center membership or pay the daily guest fee plus the rate of the class. For additional information, please call 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.

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.

Power Yoga with Beth Cline Starting in January, join Beth as we offer our Sunday Power Yoga Class! This class is a flow combining breath with movement. Focus will be on core, strength building postures with isometric holds and dynamic flows. Class will meet every

Sunday from 1:30 – 2:30 pm. 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.

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,

March 12th, 19th and 26th from 6:00 – 7:00 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.

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. Class will be on Wednesday, March 19th 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.

MOVIES from page 1B 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 (PG-2012) 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 (PG2013). On June 22nd, we are very proud to present the highly acclaimed Disney’s SAV-

ING 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 popcorn, 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.

POEM from page 2B publishing and distribution. All proceeds will go toward the 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 PUB-

LISH 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.

MEETING from page 2B 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 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 910-458-0502

to reserve your place. ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. They are held at the Federal Point History Center, 1121-A North Lake Park Blvd. (Just south of the Carolina Beach

SPIRIT from page 7B 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 anoth-

er 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.

NHC from page 7B schools include: Ashley High , Bellamy Elementary, Carolina Beach Elementary, Castle Hayne Elementary, Forest Hills Elementary, Gregory Elementary, Hoggard High , Holly Shelter Middle, Howe Pre-K Center, Laney High , Murrayville Elementary, New Hanover High School, Ogden Elementary, Parsley Elementary, Roland-Grise Middle and Snipes Academy of Arts & Design. A visual arts exhibit, highlighting works from students in

all grade levels, will be displayed in the lobby of Brogden Hall. Guests will be entertained by the New Hanover and Laney High Schools’ jazz band beginning at 7:00 p.m. Producers are Georgeann Haas, Arts Education Supervisor and Valita Quattlebaum, Chief Communications Officer. Artistic Director is Johannes Bron, and Technical Directors are Sheila Bron and Paige MacGovern. Ticket Information - General admission tickets for the show

are $10 each and are available for purchase through all participating schools. Tickets can also be purchased at the NHCS Administration Building, located at 6410 Carolina Beach Road, beginning Friday, February 28, 2014. DVDs of the show can be pre-ordered the night of the performance or through the Public Relations Department. For more information about Best Foot Forward, call the NHCS Public Relations Department at (910) 254-4245 or heather.miller@nhcs.net.

SURFING from page 4B Teams will be comprised of four surfers each, and go head to head, to compete for yearlong bragging rights and special awards. Each Surf Shop team must include a surfer over the age of 30, a surfer under the age of 16 and two others of their choice, who are on their current team. The Open Team division can be comprised of four surfers of any age. Other event divisions will include: Open Shortboard Pro, Single Fin Longboard Pro, Womens Open Longboard, and Womens Open Shortboard. The Pro divisions will have cash prize purses for the finalists. The 2014 Cape Fear Surf Fest is a fundraiser supporting the UNCW Surf Team and their travels to participate in the National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) East Coast Championships in Florida, as well as the NSSA Nationals in California. Over the past several years, the UNCW Surf Team has had great success at these

contests, including winning the East Coast Championships for the last five years. The team is comprised of another talented roster of surfers this year, including: Shane Burn (current NSSA Men’s Collegiate Champion), Michael Casper, Cobi Christiansen, Paul Cole, Alexis Goss, Alek Rockrise, Nick Rupp (current NSSA National Champion), Michael Uzzell, Zach Valenti, Darsha Pigford, and Airlie Pickett, who look to be in good contention for the national title this year. In addition to a fundraiser, it is the Surf Clubs’ goal to provide an exciting, family-friendly, community event, which can be sustained by the club for years to come. The UNCW Surf Club invites all surf shops in Wilmington and the surrounding area to participate in the Shop Team division. Current participating teams include: 17th Street Surf Shop, CB Surf Shop, Southend Surf Shop, Surf City Surf Shop, and

Sweetwater Surf Shop. There is space for 12 Surf Shop teams and 10 Open teams. Slots will be filled on a firstcome, first-serve basis. Interested participants can pick up entry forms at their local surf shops or e-mail abr4778@uncw.edu for a printable copy. About the UNCW Surf Club: With its earliest foundations dating back to 1977, the UNCW Surf Club is a young and rising organization since its recent renewal in 2001. The purpose of the UNCW Surf Club is to provide a surf-oriented, recreational, instructional, competitive, and conservationminded organization for current UNCW students, faculty, and staff. For more information on the history of the Surf Club, please visit student.uncw. edu/org/surfclub

Gazette, March 12th, 2014 9B SCOUTS from page 7B choreography. Girl Scout ular music. Next, Local Junior, Ava Toppin led her Zumba® instructor Dawn Betz troop in a cool down with shared her South American relaxing Yoga. The Troop pracinspired exercise techniques ticed proper hydration methods that blend upbeat world drinking lemon-lime and rhythms with easy-to-follow cucumber water.

BEST FOOT from page 7B schools. Tickets can also be purchased at the NHCS Administration Building, located at 6410 Carolina Beach Road, beginning Friday, February 28, 2014. DVDs of the show can be pre-ordered

the night of the performance or through the Public Relations Department. For more information about Best Foot Forward, call the NHCS Public Relations Department at (910) 254-4245 or heather.miller@nhcs.net.

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Gazette, March 12th, 2014 SOCCER from page 4B Beach. Scores were not updated by press time and will be included in next week’s issue. You can always log on to Pleasure Island Soccer Association’s website at pleasureislandsoccer.com

AUCTION from page 1B gun start. The 4 person team, 18 hole match ended with Goodson and Taylor, CPA in first place, Seascape Property in second place and The Law Office of Michael Davenport, PC in third place. Organizers would like to send a huge thanks to everyone who sponsored, donated and attended this year’s event! All

funds benefit not-for-profit, Island Montessori School to defray the costs for programs not funded by the state. Their school will have to continue to raise funds and accept donations independently of what it receives from preschool tuition and the state of North Carolina. For more information visit islandmontessorischool.com or follow them on facebook.

RACE from page 1B diagnosed with cancer and are without medical insurance or in financial need. All donations are tax deductible. More than $53,000 was distributed directly to sixteen recipients from the proceeds of last year’s race. The impact in their lives of get-

ting much needed financial help from their community is worth running for. The 10th annual race would not be possible without the continued support of our amazing sponsors, the growing number of participants, and our loyal volunteers.

SURVIVOR from page 2B evening Terraces on Sir Tyler, Giorgio’s Italian Restaurant, A Beautiful Event by Wendy Wright, Pepsi and White Ink Creative Designs. For more information and to purchase your tickets, please visit www.womenofhopenc.org. Women of Hope, is a 501(c)(3) charitable organiza-

tion dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for the female cancer patient, survivor and their families. They provide support programs and services to female cancer patients, caregivers and their families. Additionally, personal services, educational opportunities, and financial assistance are offered.

MEDICINE from page 1B Insurance, Safe Kids North Carolina, NC State Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Riverkeepers of NC and local groups to prevent accidental poisonings, substance abuse and protect our waters. With unintentional poisoning deaths on the rise in the state, Operation Medicine Drop reminds parents and caregivers to: Keep medicines locked up and out of reach of children. Always read labels, follow directions and give medicines to children based on their weights and ages. Only use the dispensers packaged with children’s medications. Avoid taking medicine or vitamins in front of kids, and don’t call them candy. If you suspect poisoning and a child is choking, collapses, can’t breathe, or is having a seizure, call 911. Otherwise, take the product to

the phone and call the national Poison Help hotline at 1-800222-1222. For more information about Operation Medicine Drop, go to www.ncsafekids.org or contact the Kure Beach Police Department at (910) 458-7586.

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16B Gazette, March CHOWDER from page 1B the Band will conclude at 5:00 pm. During the Chowder CookOff, enjoy live music and SUPPORT from page 7B and send them to your child's classroom. We will receive money to purchase equipment for school. Visit http://www.boxtops4education.com/ for more information. Food Lion: Link your MVP card at Food Lion and a portion of the proceeds from your sale will be donated to our school. To register for the program ,

12th, 2014 chowder-tasting (and voting) between 11:30am and 4:00pm, but make sure to arrive early while the chowder is abun-

dant. Contestants will be judged for “People’s Choice” “Judges Choice” “Best Decorated” and “Most

Enthusiastic.” For more information please call the Chamber at 910-458-8434 or email at greg@pleasureislandnc.org.

call 1-800-210-9569 or register online. Friends and family can register, too! Visit www.foodlion.com for more information. Harris Teeter: Link your VIC card at Harris Teeter and a portion of the proceeds from your sale will be donated to our school. Before your sale is processed you must mention your school code, 4714. Visit http://www.harristeeter.com/def

ault.aspx?pageId=292 for more information. Target: Target will donate 1% of all purchases made using your Target Visa or your Target Guest Card to our school. On the Target site type in our school name. Visit www.sites.target.com/site/en/co rporate/page.jsp?contentId=PR D03-001811 for more information. Used or new technology

needed! CBES PTO is looking for anyone willing to donate iTouch, iPod, Kindle, or Nook devices for our students to use for educational purposes. We are a 501(c)(3) organization. A donation is tax deductible. If your child doesn’t attend school but you would like to help, you may drop off your any of the above at the front counter during regular school hours.

PET ROCKS from page 2B and Day Spa, Orbita, Silver Coast Winery and many more. To sponsor or donate taxdeductible auction items, corporate or personal gifts, or time as a volunteer, please contact Heather Blount at 910.256.2624, CARE@AAHPCR.com or visit AAHPCR located at 1808 Sir Tyler Drive in Wilmington. ABOUT CARE - Atlantic Animal Hospital formed the entirely volunteer based 501(c)(3) Coastal Animal Rescue Effort (CARE) to provide the resources to treat injured or ill homeless and rescued animals until they are well enough to be placed up for adoption. While there are many

excellent non-profit groups in our community that rescue and re-home dogs and cats, they lack the funds and facilities to treat rescued animals with serious illness or injuries. An inordinate number of animals are euthanized every year, not only because there are not enough people willing or able to adopt a rescue animal, but also due to the lack of medical care available to homeless animals. CARE’s immediate goal is to expand services to help more animals in need. This estimated $2 million endeavor includes future plans to build the first and only veterinarian run, no-kill animal shelter in Eastern North Carolina.

CAR SHOW from page 1B Car Show will showcase all of the beautiful cars and give the owners a chance to win prizes. Prizes will be given out to the top vehicles; dash plaques will be given out to 1st 150 and specialty awards will also be given. In addition to all of the prizes given out to those who are in the car show there will

also be a 50/50 drawing, raffles, Live music by the “Coco Loco Band” and door prizes available to everyone in attendance. If you would like to find out more about the Sun Coast Cruisers Club and the Back to the Beach 2014 Car Show please visit them on the web at suncoastcruisers.com, facebook or give them a call at (910) 707-0060.

FLY FISHING from page 6B workshops for which scholarship money is available include: Fly-Fishing Basics, March 22, at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center, Fayetteville; FlyFishing Weekend, April 4-6, at the Davidson River Campground, Brevard; and, Becoming an OutdoorsWomanWeekend, April 11-13, at the Eastern 4-H Center, Columbia.

“Scholarships have helped women take part in rewarding, confidence-building experiences they otherwise couldn’t afford,”said BB Gillen, state BOW coordinator. “These are partial scholarships only, based on need. Recipients are asked to pay the remainder of the registration fee.” More information is available by contacting Gillen at 919-218-3638 or bb.gillen@ncwildlife.org.

LOTIDE from page 4B ual donors are distributed to recipients selected by the volunteer board of directors to assist local cancer victims in financial need. On March 19, 2005, the first St. Patrick’s LoTide Run was a wonderful success. Unfortunately, Steve lost his battle with cancer in May 2005, but this event lives on his name continuing to provide aid and financial support to area residents battling cancer. The recipients are New Hanover County residents diagnosed

with cancer and are without medical insurance or in financial need. All donations are tax deductible. More than $53,000 was distributed directly to sixteen recipients from the proceeds of last year’s race. The impact in their lives of getting much needed financial help from their community is worth running for. The 10th annual race would not be possible without the continued support of our amazing sponsors, the growing number of participants, and our loyal volunteers.

NO WAKE from page 6B more information about them. “This is the first time we’ve mapped no-wake zones,” said Erik Christofferson, chief of the Commission’s Division of Engineering and Lands Management. “This new feature added to the Boating Access Area map will be useful for boaters who want to know where the zones are, particularly if they’re already out on the water, using a smart phone or other mobile device.” The Commission was authorized by the N.C.General Assembly to

establish water safety rules, including no-wake zones, solely to help protect the safety of boaters on public waters. Nowake zones established by the Commission are published in the North Carolina Administrative Code. Several zones have been established by Session Laws of the General Assembly. The Commission maintains more than 240 free boating access areas on 80 public bodies of water across the state. For more information, including nowake zones in North Carolina, visit the boating page.

MAKE UP from page 7B will be a full instructional day instead of a half day for students. • Friday, June 13, 2014 will be a half day and the last day of school. • There will be no Saturday make-up day on February 22, 2014 as previously announced. • Fifteen minutes will be

added to the start and end of each school day for a total of 30 additional minutes per day, for four weeks, starting Monday, March 3, 2014, through Friday, March 28, 2014. This will add ten instructional hours back into the calendar. Early College calendars will be adjusted as needed in accordance to their college affiliation.

COOKS from page 8B global cuisine and food traditions. Classes will meet on Monday, February 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th. Class meets from 4:30 – 6:00 pm. Cost is $80.00 per participant for the entire month (includes 4 classes). Additional siblings receive a discount of $75.00. Pre-Registration is required. Registration forms are available on our website and at the Recreation Center.

Price includes all supplies and food. Menu: Feb 3rd = homemade “hot pockets”, Feb 10th = homemade meatballs and marinara, Feb 17th = enchiladas and Feb 24th = sushi (no raw fish). Menu may change or alter based on class attendance or ingredient availability. For additional information, please contact the Recreation Center at (910) 458-2977 or visit www.lilcookskitchen.com.

HARVEST from page 6B and stickers. While Reptile and Amphibian Day celebrates all reptiles and amphibians, the marbled salamander will be the special focus this year because 2014 has been designated “Year of the Salamander” by Partners in Amphibian and Reptile Conservation, an organization dedicated to the conservation of reptiles and amphibians. PARC designated 2014 as the Year of the Salamander to raise awareness about this diverse group of amphibians that spend the

majority of their time hidden under rocks, logs and other debris. The marbled salamander also was named North Carolina's state salamander in 2013. Reptile and Amphibian Day is hosted annually by the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences, which is located at 11 West Jones Street. The free event features more than 45 exhibitors and presenters. It starts at 9 a.m. and will end at 5 p.m. For more information on nongame conservation in North Carolina, visit www.nc wildlife.org/conserving.

MEAL from page 2B ognized 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 blueocean5678@yahoo.com.

FAITH from page 3B Coastal Pines, adding, “For over a century, Girl Scouts has stayed true to the Girl Scout Promise and Law and remains passionate about building girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.” This year during Girl Scout Week, recognized Sunday March 9 through Saturday March 15, Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines will celebrate its rich history of partnership and collaboration with faith-based communities by highlighting the My Promise, My Faith pin, which complements existing religious recognitions and allows all girls to further strengthen the connection between their faith and Girl Scouts. Faith-based awards include religious recognitions as well as the My Promise, My Faith pin. In addition, many faithbased communities offer programs, in conjunction with Girl Scouts, that recognize local girl members. Adult volunteers from faith-based organizations partner with girls by connecting the My Promise, My Faith pin to their faith’s own religious recognitions, guiding girls through their personal faith journey and helping them understand their faith intellectually and spiritually. When Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low first assembled 18 girls from Savannah, Ga., for that first meeting on March 12, 1912, she believed all girls should be given the opportunity to develop physically, mentally and spiritually. Today, Girl Scouts is for all girls from kindergarten through high school. Wherever girls live, whatever their circumstances, Girl Scouts helps girls develop their leadership potential, connect

with others, and take action to make a difference in the world. “Self-discovery and spiritual expression were core values from the earliest days of Girl Scouting, and these same values are a part of today’s Girl Scout Leadership program shaping girls into the future leaders of tomorrow,” shared Jones. In addition, Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines is hosting a week of fun activities and celebrations for girls and adult members during the 2014 Girl Scout Week. In spirit week fashion, each day will have a special theme or activity to celebrate different aspects of Girl Scouting. • Happy Birthday, Girl Scouts! (Wednesday, March 12): March 12, 2014, mark’s Girl Scouting’s 102nd birthday. Celebrate with cupcakes! Share the story of Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low. • Letters to our Troops (Thursday, March 13): Girl Scouts are known for their community service and girls and adults are being asked to write a short letter to our military troops thanking them for their service. All letters will be delivered with the Council’s Operation Cookie Drop deliveries in May 2013. • Wear Your Uniform (Friday, March 14): Girls and adult members will show their Girl Scout pride while wearing their Girl Scout uniforms, clothing and accessories featuring the Girl Scout logo and mission. For more information about these activities or to learn how to become involved with Girl Scouts – North Carolina Coastal Pines, visit www.nccoastalpines.org or call 800-284-4475.

MEMORIAL from page 3B Join us for a beverage, a bite to eat, some discussion of what’s going on in the world and in our lives today, and to wrestle with how the Bible

guides us through it. Surfin’ on God’s Grace, Pastor: Dan Keck 910-458-5266 Website: kurememorial.org

LUNA 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

BEACH DASH from page 4B full of surprises that you will run into on race day! Registration is open on Sportoften.com keyword: YCC Beach Dash This event is the ending of the 2013 YCC Run Series and the beginning of the 2014 YCC Run Series. This yearlong series consists of nine events across Coastal Carolina. Seven 5ks, one 10k, and one family obstacle course. Participation is the key! The more races you run, the more the muscles burn, the faster the legs turn, the more points you earn! Take an adventure across

Coastal Carolina ranging from Ocean Isle Beach, Shallotte, Wilmington, and Jacksonville to compete alongside a variety of eager athletes of all ages. Points are earned by participation and by award placement. You must participate in 2 events to compete in the series. Join us at the YCC Beach Dash for your chance to start earning points for the YCC Run Series If you would like more information contact Aileen Sutton at the YMCA at 604-6456 or visit our website www.wilmingtonfamilyymca.org

FASHION from page 1B is responsible for these Holiday Events on the Island: Light up the Lake Celebration, Christmas Parade, Holiday Flotilla, Holiday Tour of Homes and the New Year’s Celebration. This year's Fashion Show will be held on Saturday, April 5th, from 11 am to 2 pm, at the Carolina Beach American Legion Post No. 129, 1500 Bridge Barrier Road. Fashions featured will be from touché, Unique Boutique and CB Surf Shop. Lunch will be catered by Middle of the Island, and in addition there will be a Silent Auction, Raffle and a Spring Hat Contest. This year’s Show

is dedicated to Mary Lee Farlow, a long time member of the Island of Lights who recently passed away. Mary Lee always worked with the Models at the Fashion Show, and will be greatly missed. Tickets for the event will be on sale at the following businesses in Carolina Beach: Unique Boutique, CB Surf shop, and touché. The price is a $25 donation with all proceeds supporting the Island of Lights group.The ticket deadline for purchase is March 31st. Don’t forget to wear your Spring Hat! For information call Linda Cheshire at 910-617-5945. V i s i t www.islandoflights.org

MUSEUM, from page 2B UNCW’s Center for Education in STEM. Fourteen years of use and travel have taken a toll on the Starlab. Replacements parts and bulbs are no longer made for the Starlab, so parts must be recovered from used equipment. The Starlab is extremely outdated – it identifies Pluto as a planet. Many stars have worn off the program disks and the projection is dull and out-ofdate. To replace the Starlab, the Museum researched and compared portable systems and chose the Digitalis Zeta System, a digital planetarium system, at a cost of $40,000. The digital technology used in a Digitarium system offers more flexibility, capability and cost effectiveness than portable analog (pinhole) systems like the Museum’s existing Starlab. To raise funds to purchase a new portable planetarium by the start of the 2014-2015 school year, Cape Fear Museum is hosting a Reach for the Stars Luncheon on Thursday, March 20, 2014 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Union Station Building at

Cape Fear Community College. A savory lunch prepared by Middle of the Island will be served. Author and humorist Celia Rivenbark will entertain us with fun and uplifting stories. Museum educators will provide demonstrations in the existing Starlab. Reach for the Stars luncheon tickets are $37 each and table sponsorships are available. To make a reservation, contact Cindy Anzalotti at 910798-4372 or canzalotti@nhcgov.com. 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, March 12th, 2014 17B assisted throughout the morning AUTISM from page 4B ported by the Autism Society of to ensure a successful and fun North Carolina and GHA event for all. Volunteers will Autism Supports in Coastal receive a race day t-shirt along North Carolina. For over 40 with a chance to make a differyears, the Autism Society of ence in the life of an individual North Carolina has helped indi- with autism. If you’re interested viduals on the autism spectrum in learning more about volunand their families. For over 35 teer opportunities please email years, GHA Autism Supports Ginger Longino at vlongino@ has provided residential, day ec.rr.com. To sign up, donate or and community services for res- start a team go to www.coastalidents of North Carolina with a ncrunwalkforautism.org today! primary diagnosis of Autism For more information, conSpectrum Disorder. tact Macy Russell at (919) 865A successful event needs 5051 or send Macy an email at support provided by volunteers. m r u s s e l l @ a u t i s m s o c i e t y Last year, over 50 volunteers nc.org. See you at the race! AQUARIUM from page 2B Join staff on a behind-thescenes 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 10-12. Aquarium admission included. P R E - R E G I S T R AT I O N REQUIRED. • EXTENDED BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR Wednesdays, March 19 at 2 p.m. and Fridays, March 14, 28 at 2 p.m., 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, March 6 at 10 a.m. – Crabs and Thursday, March 20 at 10 a.m. – Sharks, Skates and Rays, 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. P R E R E G I S T R AT I O N 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

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Whale of a Weekend at Aquarium March 1 & 2

(Pictured Above): A young visitor learns about whale anatomy during the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher’s Whale of a Weekend, March 1st and March 2nd. The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher hosts the second annual Whale of a Weekend, Saturday, March 1 and Sunday, March 2. Dive into the wonderful world of whales and dolphins through hands-on education stations to engage visitors of all ages. Explore a humpback whale's family tree. Try out a blubber glove. Join the ranks of whale superhero. Solve a mystery as a dolphin detective and much more. In addition, marine mammal

experts from around the state share their knowledge and experience. All the fun of Whale of a Weekend is free with Aquarium admission. 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

(Pictured Above): A natural-colored American alligator swims with Luna, an albino alligator, in a shared habitat. 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 LUNA, page 17B

Aquarium Introduces Toddler Tuesdays

(Pictured Above): Sea urchin at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Photo courtesy NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher.

(Pictured Above): Luna, an albino alligator, floats in her new habitat.

KURE BEACH – The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher introduces Toddler Tuesdays to beat the frosty February blahs. Pint-sized visitors will enjoy coloring and

crafts, as well as free play with toys and books, offered in the Freshwater Wonders from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. Little ones and their caregivers can gather to hear a fish

Gazette, March 12th, 2014 PIYBL from page 5B LIGHTS: Costco: #12 Kevin Martin 12, #4 Brandon Plyler and #14 Vinny Farmintino each had 7-points, #11 Rocco Farmintino and #3 Aidan Lafferty each had 4-points, #10 Fisher Waggett 2, and #13 Jacob Hardison and #5 Tyler Reinbachs 1-point each. Michael’s Seafood: #2 Austin Johnson 7, #14 Tyler Tranchon and #3 Matt Heglar 4-points each, #1 Dylan McGowan 1. • 7:30PM – Superior Medical vs. American Legion – After a 4-4 1st quarter Superior was able to outscore American Legion by 7 in the 2nd quarter to take the lead 17-10 by halftime. After halftime Superior Medicalwas able to add to their lead after outscoring the American Legion 12-8 bringing the score to 29-18. In the final quarter Superior countiued to pullaway from American Legion outscoring them again 17-5 giving them the win 4623. HIGHLIGHTS: Superior Medical: #3 Jake Ettefagh 14, #4 Jantzen Hartsell 11, #14 Jacob Reeves and #11 Josh Stewart 6-points each, #2 Peyton Blankenbecker 5, #5 Nick Reeves and #12 Jarod Tanner 2-points each. American Legion: #15 Morgan Carpenter 6, #12 Kyle Carpenter, #13 Ryan Bailey, and #11 Cade Smith Martin 4-points each, #4 Aidan Smith Martin 3, and #14 Daniel Stokes 2. 15-17 Age Division • 6:30PM – Blackburn Brothers Seafood vs. Hamm Hearing Air – This was another good game of youth basketball. Blackburn was able to take the early lead 13-8 after the 1st quarter. However in the 2nd quarter Blacburn Brothers was able to take over the lead 23-22 just before halftime. After halftime the same close play continued with Hamm retaking the lead 30-27 after the 3rd quarter. In the 4th quarter every shot was contested with and after

some clutch free throws the game was tied up at 36-36 and with the ending buzzer cam overtime. In the 1st overtime Hamm Hearing’s Nash Best had all 7of his teams 7-points in the 2:00 overtime period, however Blackburn also picked up 7-points sending them into the 2nd overtime. In the 2nd Overtime Hamm’s used a impressive 9-0 run in 2 minutes to take the win 52-43. HIGHLIGHTS: Hamm’s Hearing Aids: #5 Dustin Hancock 16, #3 Nash Best 15, #4 Scott Best 10, #13 Larry Davis 4, #1 Jacob Johnson 3, and #12 Ryan Hardison and #2 Hawthorne Hamm 2-points each. Blackburn Brothers Seafood: #3 Justin Blackburn 15, #14 Julian Blackburn 13, #5 Kyle Dowling 11, and #12 Brice Eller and #13 Dane Schretter 2points each. • 7:30PM – Allied Pest Control vs. CBPD – This was a close 1 with Allied taking a 127 lead after the 1st quarter. In the 2nd quarter Allied continued to pull away outscoring the CBPD 13-8 giving them a 10point lead at halftime. After halftime CBPD was able to turn a 10-point lead into a 2-point lead after outscoring Allied 2012 in the 3rd quarter. In the final quarter both teasm went back and forth with Allied winning by just 1-point 49-48. HIGHLIGHTS: CBPD: #11 Connor Garnette 15, #14 Braelyn Little and #3 Drake Overton 6-points each, #1 Michael Gotto 5, and #2 Cameron Seyer 4-points. Allied Pest Control: #4 Daniel Farriss 25, #11 Jacob Graves 10, #14 Josh Johnson 8, #13 Nick Winslow and #1 Sean Anderson 2-points each, #5 Luke Winslow and #10 Thomas White 1-point each. 6-8 Age Division • 9:00AM – PI Exercise Club vs. Island Tackle & Hardware – Both teams played tough defense in this game with

PI Exercise Club taking a 4-0 lead after the 1st quarter. In the 2nd quarter PI Exercise Club was able to increase their lead to 6-0 after a basket by William Griffen. After halftime Island Tackle’s Rayne Schoonamker was able to bring there team to within 4-points after connecting on the only basket of the quarter. In the final quarter Rayne again connected on a basket, but PI Exercise Club’s offense had 11-points to take the win 17-6. HIGHLIGHTS: PI Exercise Club: #3 Callie Reitzel 9, #11 William Griffen 6, and #14 Chan Dozier 2. Island Tackle & Hardware: #2 Rayne Schoonmaler 4. • 10:00AM – CBPD vs. Island Montessori School – After a close 5-4 1st quarter the CBPD was able to use a 10-1 run throughtout the 2nd quarter to take a 10-point lead at halftime. After halftime Island Montessori School was able to cut the lead to 9-points after a 5-4 3rd quarter. But CBD quickly brought the lead back up and then some in the 4th quarter after ending the game with a 9-0 tun to take the win 28-10. HIGHILIGHTS: CBPD: #13 Carter Kelly 9, #5 Jayce Atanasaff8, #1 Talan Groseclose 6, #10 Jaxon Sanders and #2 Connor McPherson 2-points, and #12 Kendall Marcucelli 1-point. Island Montessori School: #13 keaton Green 7, #14 Brian Graybush 2, and #3 Natalie Smith 1. 9-11 Age Division • 11:00AM – Cloud Wyze vs. Kure Beach Pier – Cloudwyze opened the game up with a 10-2 run throughout the 1st quarter and countiued to pull away from there. By halftime Cloudwyze increased their lead to 24-9 after outscoring Kure Beach Pier 14-7 in the 2nd quarter. After halftime the deficit remained the same after both teams picked up 8-points in the 3rd quarter. In the final

quarter Cloudwyze continued to play tough defense ending the game on a 7-2 run to take the win 42-19. HIGHLIGHTS: Cloudwyze: #10 Neil Sims 10, #3 Trey Johnson 9, #13 Jared Becken 8, #5 Kenan Everhart 4, #11 Collin Kitts, #4 Christopher Schwenker, and #12 Robbie Helmus 2-points each. Kure Beach Pier: #11 Maddox Greene 4, #14 Jillian Miles 3, #10 Patrick Furbay, #3 John Arena, #2 Chloe Smith, #5 Owen Davies, #13 Mason Johnson, and #4 Nick Arena each had 2-points. • 1:00PM – CBDI vs. El Cazador – El Cazador’s defense held CBDI to just 2-points in each of the 1st 2 quarters while their offense posted 10-points to take 1 6-point halftime lead. After halftime El Cazador continued to play tough defense and allowed just 3 free throws, while the offense picked up 6. In the final quarter Cazador outscored CBDI 9-7 giving them the win 25-14. HIGHLIGHTS: #14 Cayne Davis 13, #3 Jacob Lamkin 7, #14 Brayden West 3, and #11 Winston Davis 2. CBDI: #4 Jacob Chalmers 8, #1 Jack Garcia 3, #11 Jadon Morini 2, and #13 Nicholas Schwenker 1. • 2:00PM – Nikki’s Sushi vs. CB Subway – Nikki’s quickly jumped out to a 10-4 lead after the 1st quarter and didn’t look back. By halftime they increased their lead to 23-6 after a 13-2 2nd quarter. After halftime Nikki’s continued to pull away outscoring Subway 11-7 in the 3rd quarter giving them a 34-13 lead going into the final quarter. In the 4th quarter Subway held Nikki’s to 2-points, but couldn’t erase the deficit from the previous 3 quarters giving Nikki’s the win 38-19. HIGHLIGHTS: Nikki’s Sushi: #3 Kyler Schoonmaker 20, #2 Coleman Lamendola 8, #4 Mason Brooks 4, and #4 Ben Testori, #10 Tyler Chenevert, and #13 Sam Martin

2-points each. CB Subway: #2 Harry Smith-Martin, #10 Leo Baggie 5, and #14 Dion Wallace and #12 Joseph Stagner 2-points each. • 3:00PM – Hines Senior Center vs. Mid-Atlantic Drilling – After a 6-6 1st quarter Hines Senior Center went on a 11-0 run in the 2nd quarter to take a 11-point lead at halftime After halftime Hines Senior continued to pull away outscoring Mid0Atlantic Drilling 13-6 in the 3rd quarter and 14-9 in

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The Celtic Shop

(Pictured Above): The Celtic Shop is at 308 Nutt St., Wilmington and is open from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. For details, call 910-763-1990. The store faces the rear parking lot, which is free for customers parking of the Cotton Exchange.

By: Candace Lookingbill Staff Writer WILMINGTON – ‘May the road rise to meet you. May the wind be always at your back …’ the beginning of an Irish blessing, whether you have an Irish heritage or you become Irish on March 17 there is something for everyone at The Celtic Shop. The store is located in historic downtown

Wilmington in The Cotton Exchange. Owner Lauren Lambert will be there to help you through the shopping experience. There is a wide variety of authentic Celtic items such as tartans, Irish wedding rings, and jewelry of all kinds, rosaries, books for all ages, steins, mugs and musical selections on CDs. Also available are items to decorate your home inside and out. See CELTIC, page 5C

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Palm Air Cottages celebrated their 10 year anniversary in February

(Pictured Above): Palm Air Realty is located at 133 Fort Fisher Blvd. N, Kure Beach. For details about buying or selling real estate, management or rentals contact 910-458-5269. Office hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. To get an overview visit the website at www.palmairrealtync.com. Like them on Facebook. By: Candace Lookingbill Staff Writer

(Pictured Above): touché Ladies Boutique is at 201 N. Lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach, they are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 1 – 6 p.m. Sunday. For details call 910-458-5006, visit them at www.touchewomensclothing.com or “like” them on Facebook to get the latest updates and sales being offered at the store. By: Candace Lookingbill Staff Writer touché Ladies Boutique is continuing to receive new arrivals and is preparing for THE fashion show, which of course is The Island of Lights Fashion Show. This year the show is being dedicated to

Anne Brodsky and Ea Ruth, co-owners of Palm Air Cottages under the management of their real estate firm, Palm Air Realty Inc., are celebrating 10 years of ownership. In honor of their 10 year anniversary they are offering a special on rentals for the remainder of March. If you book a two night stay you will get the third night at half off. Book your get-away today by calling 910-458-5269. Palm Air Realty has reached their capacity in the number of units that they manage on the rental side this year without having to change the business See PALM AIR, page 5C

Mary Lee Farlow, a longtime member of Island of Lights, she worked closely with the models for the fashion show for many years and of course with the store owners and staff. The show will be held Saturday, April 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at American Legion Post 129, 1500 Bridge Barrier Road, Carolina Beach. Tickets are on

sale now at the store. There is also a hat contest for this event. Many other events are coming up that also needs hats, The Azalea Garden Tour (which tickets are available at the store for this event also), this event is part of The Azalea Festival, Easter, Kentucky Derby, Mother’s See TOUCHÉ , page 6C

BROOKLYN ARTS CENTER ANNOUNCES MADE IN NC -- Event to feature 50+ handmade vendors, food trucks, raffle, and BAC cash bar --

Footprints Boutique offers Island Roast Coffee

(Pictured Above): Footprints Boutique is located at 1140-H N. Lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For information or details on renting a booth call 910-216-0333. Footprints Boutique now has Island Roast Coffee available, so, if anyone loves this local roastery, they can pick up their coffee at the store any time. There are a couple of vendor spaces available, so if anyone is looking for a place to sell their items during the coming peak season, now is the time to join the other artisans at the store. Also, some new artwork and See Footprints, page 6C

Newspaper PSA Lost your job? Don’t lose your home! Greenville Housing Development Corporation offers free foreclosure prevention resources to help, including a state-designed fund that can help pay your

touché busy preparing for the Island of Lights Fashion Show

mortgage while you look for work or complete job training. You may qualify if you’ve lost your job through no fault of your own or are a returning veteran. We are a local, HUDapproved agency that has

helped people in this community since 1982. Find out if you’re eligible — call Greenville Housing Development Corporation at 252-329-4056.

Wilmington, NC, February 2014 - The Brooklyn Arts Center is excited to announce Made In NC, Wilmington’s modern handmade marketplace, at the BAC (516 North 4th Street—the corner of Campbell and North 4th streets) on Friday, March 28, 2014, from 3 - 9 p.m., and Saturday, March 29, 2014, from 11 a.m. - 6p.m. Come celebrate Wilmington’s community of local, original craftsmen and artisans at the Brooklyn Arts Center when 50-plus of the region’s finest present their work in the magnificent BAC. Expect unique and fabulous, handmade creations of all kinds: art, clothing and accessories, household and garden

items, and more! Wilmington’s fabulous food trucks will provide nourishment, and the BAC cash bar will serve liquid refreshments. Admission is $5 at the door. It’s good for both days and includes a raffle ticket. Kids 12 and under are free. ATM onsite.

Free parking. For more information about Made In NC, please visit www.brooklynartsnc.com or contact BAC Event Coordinator Heather Thomson at heather@brookly nartsnc.com. About The Brooklyn Arts Center at St. See BROOKLYN, 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 Here at Bozart Family Dentistry we've started this February off with a bang by being voted "Best Dentist in Wilmington 2014" by all of you via Encore Magazine for the third year in a row! We want to send out a special thank you to all of our incredible patients and of course our awesome staff! Our patients really worked hard to get the word out and vote for us while our

staff continuously does such an incredible job year after year that our patients want to go out of their way to help us out. This award should really be "Best Dental Staff and Patients" versus "Best Dentist" we think.. Thank you so much to everyone for all of your help in US winning (our patients too)! A PERSONAL NOTE FROM DR. BOZART: See DENTIST, page 4C

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FLOSSING If you're Going to do it you may as well do it Right! I know that you guys probably get sick of hearing us dentists constantly go on and on about the importance of flossing, but it really is that important! As a matter of fact, if you were to have to choose between only flossing your teeth or only brushing, flossing alone would win! Not that we're recommending that. Ideally, you want to rinse, floss and brush after every meal. But we're realists and understand that can sometimes be difficult with our hecSee BOZART, page 5C

Dr. Fernando Moya Recognized at 2014 Great Friends to Kids Awards

Fernando Moya, MD, Associate Medical Director of Neonatology, NHRMC Betty H. Cameron Women's & Children's Hospital and President and CEO, Coastal Carolina Neonatology and Coastal Children's Services, was recognized Wednesday at the 2014 Great Friends to Kids Awards. Jack Barto, NHRMC President and CEO, was on

hand to present Dr. Moya with The Unsung Hero award at the event hosted by the Children's Museum of Wimington. Dr. Moya was chosen for his numerous contributions to providing outstanding care to the children of our region. Please join us for congratulating Dr. Moya and thanking him for his ongoing commitment to our children.

The Importance of Colorectal Cancer Screening and Early Detection with Dr. Kevin Gaylord

If you’re approaching the mid-century mark or have a family history of colon cancer, you may be aware that colon cancer screening should be in your near future. And if you

speak to anyone who has recently had the exam, you may be surprised to find that with the modern sedation used in today’s colonoscopy screening, See CANCER, page 5C

DENTIST from page 3C “I would like to thank all the patients, friends and family that voted in the Encore Magazine Best Of Wilmington. We are excited to announce that we won Best Dentist for the third year in a row!!! I can not believe it, I love the fact that our patients support my practice and have acknowledged all our hard work. I believe that we have the best patients in town and congrats to all of you for being the Best Patients in Wilmington. Thanks again!" This years article will be published in the mid February version of Encore Magazine. However, if you would like to read the article from last year's award here is what they had to say: “Our teeth are vital proponents of our livelihoods. We not only use them to chew foods full of nutrients for our survival, we also use them to chew chocolate, tarts and cookies (bonus!). As well, our pearly whites are the first things we flash when we meet new people, conveying a welcoming friendliness and happiness. But, what if our pearly whites…aren’t? Dr. Albert Bozart, the main molar man of Bozart Family Dentistry, helps ensure that ILM residents can put their best smiles forward, and he has the experience to deliver. He received a bachelor of arts and his doctorate of dental surgery from UNC Chapel Hill, a notable stopping point for some dentists. Yet Dr. Bozart furthered his education by participating in an advanced education in general dentistry residency, where he learned more complex and diverse skills under the supervision of over 20 board-certi-

fied specialists. As if that weren’t enough, Dr. Bozart attended UNC Chapel Hill’s dental school on a full military scholarship, thus he spent several years working as a dentist at Fort Gordon and Fort Benning. He encountered many basic trainees who had never visited the dentist before, and although they were scared and requiring lots of dental work, Dr. Bozart was able to rebuild their smiles and rebuild their confidences. What Dr. Bozart brings to the dentist’s chair is comprehensive dentistry, wherein he explains all options and allows his patients to make educated decisions— also known as trust. He gets to know each patient and their concerns so that he can tailor appropriate treatment plans— also known as personalization. Such qualities are why Dr. Bozart takes home Best Dentist for the second year in a row (third year currently)." (910) 392-9101 www.bozartfamilyden tistry.com www.facebook.com/bozart familydentistry

BROOKLYN from page 2C Andrews— Located near the Cape Fear River, BAC is a beautiful, iconic church, built in 1888, that has been spectacularly refurbished as a multiuse event venue that hosts weddings, concerts, fundraisers,

films, and other awesome events. For more information about Brooklyn Arts Center, please contact Executive Director Rich Leder at 910538-2939 or rich@brooklynartsnc.com or visit brooklynartsnc.com.

PALM AIR from page 2C model to meet the expansion needs. Under her leadership, Anne Brodsky property manager runs a well-oiled machine. She has hired office support person, Melissa Lane, to assist with the growing demands. Do not be surprised when Lane answers the phone or your email when you contact Brodsky about rentals or property management. Many of the additional properties being offered are pet-friendly and oceanfront accommodations which are in high demand. There should be plenty of options for vacations this coming season under Palm Air Realty Inc. Ea Ruth of SEAsales is expanding her real estate by welcoming new clients and adding selections of properties for prospective buyers. 2013 was a good year for sales and 2014 is starting off productively. SEAsales covers not only the Carolina Beach and Kure Beach towns, but also many communities in Wilmington. There is no shortage of research or enthusiasm for Ea Ruth when she is on a mission to either sell your home, or find you the perfect place to call home. Palm Air Realty offers expert assistance with all types of residential properties, vacation properties and home sites;

as well as referrals of highly accredited professionals for home construction, renovation, interior design or staging needs that you might have. Palm Air Realty is a full service firm which caters to not only a real estate sales aspect, but also property management, vacation rentals and long-term rentals. They are a one-stop shopping at their Kure Beach location. Staying in tune with the area and thinking outside the box has given them that extra edge. They are very hands-on with their properties which enable them to give that overthe-top customer service to owners, guests, tenants and vendors alike. Palm Air Realty is open year round. The “Palm Air Girls” continually network with other business to make sure your stay is all that it can be when you are here visiting. Palm Air Realty is located at 133 Fort Fisher Blvd. N, Kure Beach. For details about buying or selling real estate, management or rentals contact 910-458-5269. Office hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. To get an overview visit the website at www.palmairrealtync.com. Like them on Facebook. Come on by, their door is always open, and they have their “ducks” in a row!

Gazette, March 12th, 2014 5C address on a sign with a large are the way to start tracking clover or Irish wedding ring to down and pinpointing where make it stand out. They have a your family name originated. If plethora of signage perfect to you want to display your love display around the home or for your Celtic heritage on your office. Family maps, flags, and person then look no further virtually anything you can than the Celtic Shop’s massive imagine emblazoned with a tra- selection of awesome shirts and ditional Irish blessing or saying apparel. You will also find a that will provoke heartfelt variety of great Celtic flavors at thoughts and laughter. In addi- the Celtic Shop with their tion to everything else they sell selection of foods and teas. in the Celtic Shop there is an So whether you are of Irish, abundance of great games per- Scottish or Welsh decent or just fect for both kids and adults. want some luck of the Irish, They have traditional Irish and The Celtic Shop is the place to Scottish board games, puzzles visit, stop by to browse and displaying the beautiful shop the items they have to scenery and Celtic designs, offer. You will not be disappaper dolls and plenty of card pointed. The Celtic Shop is at games. They even carry a large 308 Nutt St., Wilmington and is selection of Celtic books. They open from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 have everything from chil- p.m. Monday through dren’s books to genealogy Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. books so be prepared to add a Sundays. For details, call 910few more great finds to the cof- 763-1990. The store faces the fee table. Everyone has a gen- rear parking lot, which is free uine interest in their own fami- for customers parking of the ly history and genealogy books Cotton Exchange.

CELTIC from page 1C There are signs that will display your love of the Irish, family maps and flags, plaques and signage that display a traditional Irish blessing and countless other sayings that will provide a thought or a laugh. Recently added to the store are Celtic dog collars and leashes, also available are games for children and adults, puzzles and so much more. The Celtic Shop offers many items that all those with Celtic heritage will find instantly recognizable. Various tartans, the familiar Irish Wedding Rings, rosaries, and a plethora of Celtic style musical selections are amassed in this wonderful shop Music is known for its ability to transmit culture from generation to generation. Celtic style music is especially recognizable and instantly conjures visions of the beautiful Irish, Scottish and Welsh countryside. The Celtic Shop provides their patrons with a wondrous selection of classic and contemporary Celtic albums that you will want to play in your car, in the home, and at

work. “The music is a major draw for many customers,” says Lambert. There is always something delightful playing in the shop and you can browse their huge selection of Holiday songs, Pub Songs, bagpipe music and more. If you have not already fallen in love with Celtic music, you will. Celtic style Holiday Music is beautiful and warm, a must have for anyone to play in their home throughout this holiday season. Another main attraction for many of the Celtic Shops customers would be the large selection of Celtic Jewelry that they have in stock. They feature beautiful Irish rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, rosaries and much more. When it comes to decorating the house the Celtic Shop can help you to surround yourself with good luck. The Luck of the Irish is available from the Celtic Shop for you to take to your home with so many great items covered in clovers! They offer many great décor items that can display your Celtic pride inside and outside of your home. Display your homes

CANCER from page 4C it’s a painless procedure and in most cases the patient is home within 2 hours. And it’s an essential test that could save your life. WHY SCREENING IS SO IMPORTANT Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. but one of the most preventable forms of cancer. “Getting a screening colonoscopy – the test used to screen for colorectal abnormalities, cancer and precancerous conditions – reduces mortality due to colon cancer,” said Dr. Kevin Gaylord of Hanover Gastroenterology, part of New Hanover Regional Medical Center Physician's Group. Adults 50 and over are at greater risk of developing the disease and the risk increases as we age. “Because colorectal cancer often has no symptoms in the early stages of the disease, it’s important to get regular screenings beginning at age 50, or sooner if you have family history of colon cancer,” said Dr. Gaylord. Screening can find precancerous polyps, which are abnormal growths in the colon or rectum, and

remove them before they turn into cancer. Most colorectal cancers develop slowly over several years. Before cancer develops, a growth of tissue or tumor usually begins as a noncancerous polyp on the inner lining of the colon or rectum. Some of these polyps have the potential to become cancerous. Symptoms of colorectal cancer include abdominal pain, changes in bowel habits, and blood in the stool. Iron deficiency anemia and unexplained weight loss may also occur. These symptoms can also be caused by a number of other treatable conditions, so it’s important to see your doctor if you experience any of them. HOW THE SCREENING IS PERFORMED Once the patient is sedated, a colonoscopy is performed by inserting a lighted, flexible tube called a colonscope into the rectum to view the inside of the colon. A tiny camera on the end of the tube transmits images of the colon for the physician to view during the procedure. During the test, the doctor examines the lining of the colon for polyps and other abnormalities. “Colonoscopy

allows us to view the entire colon and find polyps before they become cancerous,” said Dr. Gaylord. “If polyps are found, we can remove them while the procedure is taking place.” The preparation for the test includes a liquid diet 24 hours before the procedure and using a laxative to empty the bowels so the doctor has a clear view of the colon during the screening. The procedure takes approximately 30 minutes and is relatively painless. Patients are given sedation during the procedure and spend about 30 minutes in the recovery room for observation after the test. “A colonoscopy is an outpatient procedure, so patients are able to go home the same day, and usually only miss one day of work,” said Dr. Gaylord. COLORECTAL CANCER RISK FACTORS Although colorectal cancer can occur at any age, it is most common in adults 50 and over. Others at increased risk include those with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease and those with a firstdegree relative with the disease. African Americans and

men have a slightly higher risk of developing colorectal cancer. Contributing lifestyle factors include obesity, tobacco use, alcohol consumption, and diets high in saturated fat. The rate of newly diagnosed colorectal cancer cases and the mortality rate of the disease have both declined in recent years, partly as a result of public awareness of the importance of colonoscopy screening, said Dr. Gaylord. “A screening colonoscopy is an important preventive exam, and if the patient’s colon is normal, the test only has to be repeated every 10 years,” said Dr. Gaylord. “And if a precancerous polyp is found, it can usually be removed during the procedure before cancer develops or spreads with no discomfort to the patient.” Talk with your primary care physician to find out when you should be scheduled for screening. Dr. Gaylord is a member of NHRMC Physician Group. For a free directory of NHRMC Physician Group providers, call 910.342.3400 or visit www.nhrmcphysiciangroup.org for a full list of NHRMC physicians.

BOZART from page 4C tic schedules. So for whatever time we are willing and able to invest in flossing, we may as well do it right to maximize our efforts right? Let's look into the steps of how to floss correctly. How to Floss Correctly: 1. Choosing your floss We like to recommend using waxed floss versus un-waxed and a wider ribbon type floss

versus a more thin string like floss (floss picks are good too) 2. Wrap approximately 18 inches of this floss around your fingers 3. Begin with your upper right teeth moving to your upper left. Then from your lower left to your lower right 4. Flossing technique Gently slide the floss inbetween your teeth until you

reach a resistance point at the gums (you want to get inbetween the gums and each side of the tooth without forcing it). Simply continue this in the order mentioned in step 3 for each tooth and each side of each tooth. 5. Don't use the same area of floss for each tooth, continuously ensure that fresh floss is being used for every

few teeth so you don't just spread the bacteria, etc. from one tooth to the other If you’d like to see a video on how to floss properly just go to youtube and search “how to floss correctly.” There will be a ton of great video options to help guide you through. *** If you don't floss often, you're gums may bleed the first 2-3 times you floss as you get into the habit. Soon enough after flossing consistently (every day) they should stop bleeding though. We promise that if you start flossing consistently and correctly then not only will your smile be brighter and your breath better, but you'll help to save yourself from some very expensive dental health issues in your future. So if you're going to floss, invest the time in learning how to do it right! You're smile and pocket book will thank you down the road. Office - (910) 392-9101 Web - www.bozartfamilydentistry.com Facebook - www.facebook.com/bozartfamilydentistry

6C Gazette, March FOOTPRINTS from page 2C home decor pieces have been added at the store. Many of the furniture pieces have been marked down this month, and they have hand-painted earrings on sale ... buy one get one free. They have also made many of their items available through their online store, with shipping available. Links for online shopping can be found on their Facebook page at www.face-

TOUCHÉ from page 2C Day, etc., there are hats and accessories available at the store for these events and so much more. The boutique offers the latest in fashion and trends. It offers quality fashions with many of the fashions made in the U.S.A. After you find your outfit, browse the store and get the accessories to complete your look. Clothing and accessories arrive weekly, so there will always be the latest fashions available at affordable prices. touché Ladies Boutique is at 201 N. Lake Park Blvd.,

12th, 2014 book.com/FootprintsCB. Footprints invite everyone to visit and LIKE their Facebook page to see the latest arrivals and stay up-to-date on sales and free giveaways. Footprints Boutique is located at 1140-H N. Lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For information or details on renting a booth call 910-216-0333.

Carolina Beach, they are open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 1 – 6 p.m. Sunday. For details call 910-458-5006, visit them at www.touchewomensclothing.c om or “like” them on Facebook to get the latest updates and sales being offered at the store. There is always something going on touché, come and experience it. Just remember, whether it is a casual outing, a cruise or a special event, at touché they have something that will help you turn up in style.

ISLAND HOT’S from page 8C finest Hot Dogs you will ever taste and they offer a huge selection available in a variety of styles including longtime favorites, Island Hots own creations or just how you want it with any and all of your favorite toppings. Start with your choice of hot dog from the selection of original, all beef, turkey or vegetarian and then pick your “Island Favorite” like the “Baco-Cheese and Mustard” or the “Carolina Dog.” Get adventurous and try something new every time or be creative and concoct your own specialty dog! Island Hots now offers gluten free rolls in addition to the plethora of gluten free items already on the menu like the all beef dogs and condiments. Their famous Island Relish is a spicy treat that you may want on every hot dog you ever eat again in your life! If you’re not in the mood for a hot dog then try something else off the menu like their crispy chicken tenders or the loaded nachos with chili, cheese, jalapenos, mild salsa

and onions. Make a meal by adding one of their sides like beer battered onion rings, chips or natural cut fries. Bring the kids and get them the “Island Flyer” which is their choice of hot dog, chicken tenders, or Mini Corn Dogs, fries and a drink all served on an Island Hots Frisbee which is theirs to keep! If you have room for dessert try their old fashioned soft serve ice cream in a root beer float. Wash it all down with your favorite soft drink and refreshing frozen lemonade or frozen Blue raspberry lemonade or your favorite cold beer! They have even extended the selection of beers available this year! Island Hots courtyard is pet friendly. 1st responders including Life Guards in uniform are never charged for non alcoholic beverages. Island Hots is located in Carolina Beach at 103-A Cape Fear Boulevard just half a block from the Boardwalk Gazebo. They are reopening for the season this weekend from 11:00am until 5:00pm and then 7 days a week as the

weather warms. If you would like to find out more about Island Hots or to place an order to pick up please give them a call at (910) 274-5875 and to keep up with all of the latest going on at Island Hots throughout the year please visit their Facebook page!

Gazette, March 12th, 2014

Island Hots: Open this Weekend and Next Weekend

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They will add days as the weather warms up

(Pictured Above): Island Hots is located in Carolina Beach at 103-A Cape Fear Boulevard just half a block from the Boardwalk Gazebo. They are reopening for the season this weekend from 11:00am until 5:00pm and then 7 days a week as the weather warms. If you would like to find out more about Island Hots or to place an order to pick up please give them a call at (910) 274-5875 and to keep up with all of the latest going on at Island Hots throughout the year please visit their Facebook page!

By: Candace Lookingbill Staff Writer Island Hots is back open this weekend with all of your favorite Hot Dogs and more. Island Hots specializes in the See Island Hots, page 6C

(Pictured Above): Escape to paradise at Jack Mackerel’s just steps away from Kure Beach Pier. It is at 113 K Ave., Kure Beach, it is open daily at 11 a.m. For more details and the daily specials call 910-458-7668 or visit their website at www.jackmacks.com. Get the latest of what is going on at the restaurant by following them on Facebook.

You can find all your favorite foods at Jack Mackerel’s Island Grill located in Kure Beach. The restaurant and bar specializes in seafood dishes in a casual island atmosphere. The meals are inspired by the flavorful ingredients of

the islands. They specialize in Caribbean inspired dishes as well as locally influenced meals for the entire family. The restaurant’s menu offers a variety of items along with a full bar with ABC permits. They are always something

new to enjoy. It is open seven days for lunch and dinner and offer specials daily. The staff provides outstanding customer service in a unique tropical style dining atmosphere. Stop in for lunch and enjoy blackSee Mackerel’s, page 8C

8C Gazette, March MACKEREL’S from page 7C ened shrimp and mango quesadilla or Cubana, or how about a grilled portabella sandwich, there is a large selection of lunch items on the menu. Dinner menu offers appetizers such as their crab dip which is made of fresh lump crabmeat mixed with cream cheese and a spice, broiled and topped with parmesan cheese and served with grilled garlic toast points, and is delicious. Some other items offered for appetizers are crispy calamari, sashimi, and Old Bay chips to name a few. There are steamed oysters and clams and shrimp. They offer a variety of salads like Tsunami tuna salad, Jack’s club salad, spinach salad. Main courses are not to be forgotten, there is sirloin and ribeye meals, there is also snow crab clusters, broiled lobster tail, chicken dishes, Mahi Mahi, tuna and salmon. And of course there are pasta dishes to choose which include either a Caesar or house salad. There is always something great coming from the kitchen

12th, 2014 at Jack’s. The restaurant is family-friendly and also offers a children’s menu for guests that are 12 years old and younger. In addition to indoor seating there is outdoor seating available. They have an upper deck area where you can enjoy the view of the ocean while you are eating. They also offer large group accommodations, for a bridal party to birthday party or just a function that needs space. Work with the chef to come up with a great menu for your party’s needs. And if you just want to watch some sports they also have the NFL ticket and you can watch your favorite team on one of the 10 wide screen televisions. Escape to paradise at Jack Mackerel’s just steps away from Kure Beach Pier. It is at 113 K Ave., Kure Beach, it is open daily at 11 a.m. For more details and the daily specials call 910-4587668 or visit their website at www.jackmacks.com. Get the latest of what is going on at the restaurant by following them on Facebook.


March 12th 2014, Island Gazette