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A guide to exploring the exceptional nature of Bald Head Island, North Carolina


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You’ll arrive on Bald Head Island by ferry, then explore by golf cart, bicycle or your own two feet. As your pace slows, you’ll start to notice little things…a painted bunting flitting through the brush…a ghost crab skittering across the sand…three, no, four dolphins leaping in the surf…and you’ll feel more serene and more alive than you have in a long while. That’s the simple magic of this place, if you’ll allow it.


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Why We Travel

To see the world with fresh eyes … to reconnect with others … to allow nature to heal us. What’s your reason?

22 Activities Guide & Calendar

There’s only one cure for wanderlust—get out there and get going. We’ve provided ideas, insights and insider tips. Now go make it happen.

42 Architecture

The newest Southern Living Inspired Home at Cape Fear Station packs a ton of personality into a relatively small space with its black-and-white motifs, bold artwork, and pops of color. Step right in and make yourself at home.

57 Meet the Neighbors

Gatherings on Bald Head Island can take many forms. You’re invited to join the Kelly family and their “family of friends” as they celebrate good food and great company in an incomparable setting.

76 Diversions

The Bald Head Island Club’s new aquatics complex takes fun to a whole new level for kids and adults alike. We capture islanders in action as they explore this extraordinary facility.

With countless stories to share, Bald Head Island captures the imagination of all who travel to her shores. Come see for yourself.

93 Dining

There’s lots to report in the island’s dining scene, with new restaurants opening and old favorites keeping it fresh. Check out what’s cooking.

104 Shopping

You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the breadth and depth of the island’s boutiques and shops. Get outfitted for your next island adventure or take home a keepsake you won’t find anywhere else.

112 History

Melissa Reddick’s Modern History Clay Works has captured the attention of galleries and national media alike. Learn about Reddick’s innovative techniques and her enduring connection to the island.

120 Last Word

Read Josh Durham’s reflections on his babies’ first dips in the ocean, perfect summer afternoons, and the inescapable passage of time.

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42 PU BL ISH E D BY Bald Head Island Limited, LLC

haven E X ECU T I V E EDITOR Christi Golder

CHIEF CONT R IBU TOR S Odette Arnold Teri Kelly

PHOTOGR A PH E R S Ron Chapple Paul Charles Woody Fulton Walker Golder Chip Henderson Millie Holloman Photography David Ramsey Harry Taylor Jack Upton Rob Wright

GR A PH IC DE SIGN Jeff Harrison

PR I N T I NG Progress Printing For information about advertising in haven, visit www.havenad.com.

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Haven is a publication of Bald Head Island Limited, LLC. Copyright 2020. All rights reserved in all countries. Bald Head Island Limited, LLC has endeavored to ensure the accuracy of this publication; however, we cannot be responsible for misinformation or typographical errors. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is strictly prohibited. Bald Head Island Limited, LLC does not necessarily agree with the viewpoints expressed by authors of articles or advertising copy. Inquire as to whether there is a property report required by federal law for any lot or home of interest to you. If such a report is required, procure it and read it before signing anything. No federal agency has judged the merits or value, if any, of this property. This is not an offering to residents in New York, New Jersey or other jurisdictions where prohibited.

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A view of the river, a light breeze, and a table set for company. Make yourself at home. Photo by Millie Holloman Photography.


“Travel far enough, you meet yourself.”

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— DAVID MITCHELL , Cloud Atlas


ONLY T WO NAUTIC AL MILES SEPAR ATE BALD HE AD ISL AND FROM THE MAINL AND, BUT THE TRUE DIS TANCE IS

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“ THERE IS SYMBOLIC A S WELL A S AC TUAL BE AUT Y IN THE MIGR ATION OF THE BIRDS , THE EBB AND FLOW OF THE TIDES , THE FOLDED BUD RE ADY FOR THE SPRING .

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THERE IS SOME THING INFINITELY HE ALING IN THE REPE ATED REFR AINS OF NATURE— THE A SSUR ANCE THAT DAWN COMES AF TER NIGHT, AND SPRING AF TER THE WINTER .” — RACHEL CARSON, The Sense of Wonder

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“Wherever you go, go with all your heart.”

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Meet Southern Living’s Inspired Community of the Year

The word is getting out... Bald Head Island’s Southern Living Inspired Community in

Cape Fear Station was recently hailed the Community of the Year by the magazine. Only a handful of communities meet Southern Living’s strict criteria for “charm, taste and Southern spirit embodying a distinctive pride of place.” Located just a stone’s throw from the Atlantic Ocean, each specially designed home in the community is built by Whitney Blair Custom Homes, two-time winner of Southern Living’s Custom Builder of the Year award. Watch a video about this exciting new neighborhood on our website, and contact us today to learn more and schedule a personalized tour.

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Intracoastal Realty, coastal North Carolina’s largest independent real estate firm, is proud to announce the opening of a new office on Bald Head Island. Founded in 1976, our company sold more than $1 billion in real estate in Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender Counties in 2019. Market-leading technology, strategic marketing, and a teamwork approach are Intracoastal trademarks. Through our affiliation with Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®, Luxury Portfolio International® and Mayfair International Realty, we deliver turn-key service to clients locally and globally.

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Our real estate sales office is just steps from the island ferry landing, and we’re here to assist buyers and sellers seven days a week. We invite you to stop by the next time you’re on the island, join us at an open house, or view all island properties for sale at our website.

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Please note that if you are currently working with a real estate broker, this is not meant to be a solicitation of your business.


Trey Wallace, Jim Wallace and Chad Paul

THE DAWN OF A NEW ERA Recently Bald Head Island Limited, LLC, the island’s developer, announced the sale of its residential real estate brokerage sales and vacation rental-property management businesses to Intracoastal Realty Corporation. Haven’s editor sat down with Chad Paul, Bald Head Island Limited, LLC’s CEO, and Jim and Trey Wallace, Intracoastal Realty’s CEO and president respectively, to discuss what the transition means for the island. 16


Haven: In addition to Intracoastal Realty’s purchase of Bald Head Island Limited’s residential real estate brokerage and vacation rental-property management operations, what else was included in the transaction? Chad Paul: The transaction included the purchase and/or lease of several properties on the island—the real estate brokerage sales office near the island’s ferry landing; the property management laundry/housekeeping building located on Edward Teach; and part of the Island Chandler building, which houses the vacation rentalproperty management office. Haven: What does this transaction mean for the island? Chad: Intracoastal Realty’s expanded presence on Bald Head Island creates a sustainable real estate brokerage sales and vacation rental-property management platform positioned for growth. Intracoastal Realty has an outstanding reputation for integrity and real estate brokerage sales success and is committed to serving the island’s needs for decades to come. Haven: Does Bald Head Island Limited own the new company in whole or in part? Chad: No. Bald Head Island Limited has no ownership interest in the company and exercises no control over day-to-day operations. It’s also important to note that Bald Head Island Limited will continue to own and conduct developer residential and commercial real estate sales and operations on the island, including the Southern Living Inspired Community at Cape Fear Station. Haven: So, has Intracoastal Realty brought in an entirely new team? Jim Wallace: Quite the contrary. One thing that made this opportunity so attractive to us was the depth of experience Bald Head Island Limited’s employees brought to the table. We’ve retained many key players and are relying heavily on their expertise as we grow our footprint on the island. Haven: How would you describe your business plan going forward? Trey Wallace: It’s our desire to come out of the gate strong, but methodical. We’re working with Bald Head Island Limited’s team to transition the residential real estate brokerage and vacation rental-property management businesses onto our operations and marketing platforms. The process will be gradual as we look to marry the best aspects of both companies and leverage Bald Head Island Limited’s tremendous employee talent pool. The most important measure of our success will be, have we met the high expectations of our employees and clients?

Haven: There are any number of real estate companies doing business on the island. Why did Bald Head Island Limited choose to sell its businesses to Intracoastal? Chad: The strength of the Intracoastal Realty brand and their proven success in the region’s real estate brokerage and vacation rental-property management markets are incomparable. The company operates 14 other sales offices in Brunswick, New Hanover and Pender Counties and has a tremendous track record—in 2019 its real estate sales volume was $1.2 billion. They’ve been in business since 1976—even longer than Bald Head Island Limited. We believed they were well positioned to serve the island’s current and future needs and fulfill the stewardship prerequisites associated with some of the Mitchell Family’s most important legacy businesses. Haven: What distinguishes Intracoastal Realty’s business philosophy and practices? Trey: As an independent real estate brokerage, we invest our revenue into technology, marketing, agent training, and community organizations throughout southeastern North Carolina. We’re in this for the long haul. Haven: Talk to me about the timing of the sale. Why now? Chad: This sale furthers Bald Head Island Limited’s objective of transitioning legacy assets and operations to a diverse and competent group of third-party owners, operators and stakeholders. It’s something we’ve contemplated for years. With Bald Head Island in a mature phase of development, continued diversification of business ownership supports the island’s long-term health and viability. Haven: What are Intracoastal Realty’s goals in its first year of operation on the island? Trey: This is a relationship business, and it’s not only about relationships with your clients, but also relationships with your employees, agents, and the entire community. Our company is committed to serving Bald Head Island for the long term. Ultimately, our objective is to become the market leader in residential real estate brokerage sales and vacation rental-property management on the island, one relationship at a time. Haven: Any closing thoughts? Chad: Islanders have watched Bald Head Island Limited successfully transfer other businesses to third parties in recent years. Going forward, our property owners and vacation rental guests couldn’t ask for a better steward for the legacy businesses than Intracoastal Realty. haven 17


VACATION TIME IS PRECIOUS. CHOOSE THE Best of the Best. When you book your vacation home through Intracoastal Realty Vacation Rentals on Bald Head Island, you can rest easy knowing our properties set the bar for quality, comfort and view. Explore photos, floorplans and virtual tours when you visit our website. Then book online or contact our knowledgeable reservationists for assistance.

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Bald Head Island may be a small place, but there’s no shortage of ground to cover. Get ready to make the most of your island time.

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Without a bridge linking it to the mainland, the island is left footloose and car-free. Here’s how to take to the open road.

THROW IT IN TO Gear The most popular modes of transportation on Bald Head Island are the electric golf cart and bicycle. Whenever possible, opt for two wheels or your own two feet to best soak up the surroundings. Both Coastal Urge and Riverside Adventure Co. rent bikes by the day and by the week.

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The Beaten Path Along Federal Road several trailheads enter the Bald Head Woods Preserve, a nearly 200-acre area of undisturbed maritime forest. Just off Federal Road, the M. Kent Mitchell Nature Trail rewards hikers with spectacular views of the creek and close encounters with fiddler crabs and wading birds when the tide is low. 24

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Q: What’s one thing that never fails to interest visitors to the lighthouse? A: Folks on the historic tour are fascinated by the breadth of history on Bald Head Island. Rather than just visiting a lighthouse, they’re exploring four centuries of history. I often remark that it’s unfair how much history occurred on this tiny spit of sand.

A: My favorite item in our collection is a British soldier’s button from the Revolutionary War found by archaeologists on the lighthouse grounds. The button highlights how mundane, everyday occurrences can have immense significance to future generations. If the British soldier had not lost his button, we could not confirm the British were on Bald Head during the Revolutionary War. Q: The island is reputed to have lots of ghosts. Where do you come down on this? A: I’m not a believer; however, enough

lighthouse keepers have died on Bald Head to make even a doubter like me spooked at night! Q. What’s an ideal day on BHI if you weren’t working and could spend your time as you please? A: A long run followed immediately by a dip in the ocean to cool off! Q: If you could only use three words to describe BHI, what would they be? A: Romantic, hallowed, vigorous.

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Q: What’s your favorite artifact in the Smith Island Museum?

For a lighthearted Ghost Walk offered evenings. If you’re Alston, whose ship

Gilbert, originally from Pennsylvania, is entering his third season on the island. He has a B.A. in History and is the former manager of the Lower Cape Fear Historical Society.

take on the island’s haunted history, sign up for a family-friendly by Riverside Adventure Co.’s entertaining scalawags during summer lucky, you may get to meet the enchanting spirit of Theodosia Burr mysteriously disappeared off the coast of Bald Head Island in 1812.

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TR AV EL Back In Time For a panoramic view of the island and surrounding area, climb the 108 steps to the very top of Old Baldy Lighthouse, commissioned by Thomas Jefferson and still standing more than 200 years later. Admission to climb the lighthouse includes access to the Smith Island Museum of History, where you’ll find artifacts illuminating the daily duties of a lighthouse keeper and much more. For a deep dive into the island’s past, take a guided historic tour from the Old Baldy Foundation and hear about brushes with pirates, the trio of lighthouses that have graced the island, and the brave lifesaving servicemen who once did duty at Cape Fear Station. You’ll cover lots of ground in an oversized golf cart, with numerous stops along the way to stretch your legs. haven 25


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Kids can learn how to fish, throw a cast nest and crab like a pro with Conservancy staff. In just a couple hours’ time, they’ll catch any number of baitfish and blue crabs in the water around the Village Creek Access. Adults can participate, too, but anyone age 16 and up will need a valid N.C. fishing license (available for purchase online).

When you want to discover the island’s flora and fauna, or even the great beyond, look no further than the Bald Head Island Conservancy.

Spread YOU R W INGS Every season of the year, Bald Head Island is home to an impressive array of birds— around 250 species in total—making the island one of Audubon’s “Important Bird Areas.” Link up with a Birding Expedition to see how many you can find. Or join Conservancy staff on a Middle Island Exploration Tour for a rare opportunity to visit the Ibis Pond, a private sanctuary where our feathered friends congregate.

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Marissa Blackburn

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Blackburn grew up in Maryland and has worked at the Conservancy since April 2019. She holds a B.S. in Marine Biology and is currently working on her master’s degree. Q: What Conservancy programs are you most excited about for 2020? A: Our kids summer camps, which are

always lots of fun, and our Bald Head After Dark tour, where we use technology, like our new bat detector, to look for nocturnal critters.

Q: Sea turtles are iconic on the island. What’s another creature that you find fascinating? A: The Eastern Box Turtle is the state reptile

of N.C. and can be found roaming the forests on Bald Head. Or you can stop by the Conservancy to meet our box turtles, Gloria and Brownie Bite.

Q: Would you describe yourself as a creek person, forest person or beach person? A: A beach person! Q: You have the day off and can spend it on BHI. What do you do? A: Read a good book on the beach and

then head to Sandpiper for some coffee ice cream. Q: If you could only use three words to describe BHI, what would they be? A: Serene, natural, biodiverse.


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Patrol THE SHOR E in Search of T U RTLES Join the Bald Head Island Conservancy staff on their summer evening UTV patrols with the Sea Turtle Ride Along, watch for turtle tracks leading from the waves to the dunes, and call back to base with your findings. If you’re in the right place at the right time, you could see a loggerhead turtle lay her eggs or witness a nest hatch. The Conservancy also holds seasonal nightly Turtle Walks for members, which start at the Barrier Island Study Center and then move to the beach for a little lesson in ecology. If the timing is right, your group will head off to watch a turtle dig her nest and lay her eggs while the Conservancy sea turtle monitoring team collects information. Later in the season, you may get to see a nest hatch.

L IGH T U P T H E Night The Conservancy’s Bald Head After Dark Tour introduces the nocturnal creatures of the island, including frogs, bats, alligators and deer. After a brief presentation, you’ll join a naturalist on a flashlight-led walk to see what nighttime critters you can spot. The island’s minimal light pollution provides for a breathtaking view of constellations and planets, too.

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If you’re renting, request a temporary membership in both the Bald Head Island Club and the Shoals Club so you don’t miss a beat.

SE RV E I T U P Hot Reserve a court at the BHI Club and enjoy a tennis match within view of the ocean. Clinics, socials, and private lessons for kids and adults are available with one of the U.S. Professional Tennis Association staff members during the summer. If you’d rather watch than work up a sweat, the Horizons restaurant deck affords a bird’s-eye view of all the action.

YOU G O T TA BE Kidding The younger set doesn’t take a back seat to grownups at the Bald Head Island Club or the Shoals Club. The BHI Club offers a robust summer camp program, including golf, tennis and swimming instruction; arts and crafts; games; and plenty of aquatic activities. The Shoals Club has a full calendar of programs for kids, too, headed up by their mascot Gulliver, a sea gull who’s flown in and wisely made the island his home. From pool parties to cannonball contests to movie nights, there are more chances to dance, splash and just be a kid than you’d believe.

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Escape T O T H E C A PE The oceanfront Shoals Club, which overlooks the Point of Cape Fear, offers a spacious swimming pool, along with a separate baby pool for tykes. Pool-goers enjoy sunning on the ample decks and showering off in the convenient locker rooms. When you’re ready for a change of pace, round up the family for a little friendly competition on the nearby bocce ball courts. Direct access to the cape is also a perk for members and temporary members of the Shoals Club. Just grab a towel, chair and umbrella provided by the attentive staff, and hit the beach.

DI V E Right Into It When you’re ready to cool off, the BHI Club’s amazing new aquatics complex takes warm weather fun to a whole new level. The facility includes an Olympic-sized lap pool, leisure pool and zero-entry pool. Children will enjoy the giggleinducing splash pad, slide tower, waterslides and seaside playground, while adults get their day in the sun with a poolside cabana bar that specializes in frozen drinks. 28

Being on vacation doesn’t mean you have to drop your exercise routine. In fact, the fitness facilities at the Bald Head Island Club may inspire you to take things up a notch. The smaller, but convenient, workout room at the Shoals Club makes it easy to work up a sweat before you kick back by the pool. During the warmer months, the clubs offer beach runs, water aerobics and poolside yoga, too.

Dress In All W H I T E Don white clothing and give it a go on the immaculate croquet greenswards where the Bald Head Island Croquet Club plays, practices and holds international championships. From June to September they host Family Croquet, relaxed gatherings where you can learn how the game is played.


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GET Teed OFF Don’t leave the island without playing a round or two on the Bald Head Island Club’s stunning golf course. The 18-hole beauty winds its way along the Atlantic Ocean and through the maritime forest, providing scenic views at every turn. If your game’s a little rusty, head to the range where you can warm up, take a lesson from a PGA pro, or join a clinic and perfect your swing. No gear? No problem—the kind folks at the Pro Shop rent clubs and shoes if you need them. Junior golfers enjoy deeply discounted rates, so make it a family outing. haven 29


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From the creeks to the river to the Atlantic itself, water surrounds Bald Head Island, allowing endless ways to cause a splash.

UNDER THE RADAR: Leave Landlubbers in the Dust

Along with swimming, 14 miles of beach offer a backdrop for building sandcastles, collecting shells or just getting a good dose of vitamin D. South Beach’s long stretch of sand is ideal for strolling and shelling. Along West Beach near Harbour Village, you’ll find kids wading in the shallow surf. Out on East Beach, the waves tend to be bigger and the surfers and boogie boarders make the most of it. If you didn’t bring your board, no worries. The Sail Shop is at the ready with rentals. If you’re new to surfing, they offer group and private lessons, too. If you just want to watch, the locals tend to congregate around Beach Access 42 as soon as the sun comes up.

See another side of the island when you go sailing with the Sail Shop. Their 26’ J80 sailboat, Jive, is perfect for a relaxing funsail out on the Atlantic or along the inland waters of the Cape Fear River. You can take sailing lessons on the J80, too.

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WA L K ON Water Take a standup paddleboard (SUP) excursion with Coastal Urge for a novel way to explore the island’s waters or simply rent a paddleboard if you want to head out on your own. Book online first, then stop by the Board Room on Keelson Row in Harbour Village to pick up your board. The Sail Shop offers SUP rentals, too. First timers usually start out in the creeks, while more experienced paddlers enjoy East Beach.


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Clay Martin

Riverside Adventure Co./Sail Shop General Manager

A Wilmington, N.C., native, Martin combines an Associate Degree in Business Administration with a vast knowledge of the island’s backwaters and beaches gathered from a decade on BHI. Q: What’s a cool place to explore on the island that not everyone would know about? A: A sandbar in the creek at low tide. Not

that space on the beach is an issue on BHI, but being back in the creek on a sandbar with it all to yourself is very nice. Whether you re fishing or just relaxing in a beach chair with the family, it’s hard to beat the tranquility of the creek. Q: Do you have a favorite time of year on BHI? A: Memorial Day Weekend. It’s the first big

weekend of summer and it gets you excited to start doing all the things you love about living at the coast. Q: If you weren’t in your current job position what would you be doing? A: Pro surfer, duh! Just kidding, that’s a

tough one. I believe I would be in some sort of public service. Q: You have a day off work that you can spend on the island. Describe the perfect day. A: Wake up early and surf at Beach Access

42. Cook some breakfast for my wife Amy and me. Then head out on the boat with Amy and Hank, our lab mix, with the coolers packed for some swimming and relaxing. Finish it all off by having a drink at The Wisp while watching the sun set over the ferry landing. Q: If you could only use three words to describe BHI, what would they be? A: Beautiful, peaceful and fun!

Commune W ITH THE CR EEK Through the Bald Head Island Conservancy, you can take guided kayak tours to explore the meandering creeks. Search for egrets, ibises, herons, kingfishers, ospreys, bald eagles, and maybe even a dolphin or alligator on your tour. The Sail Shop offers guided trips along Bald Head Creek and Fishing Creek in single and double kayaks. These 90-minute tours are packed with history, stories and wildlife identification, but if you’d rather go out on your own, the Sail Shop can provide you with a kayak or canoe, life jacket and paddle, and send you on your way. Coastal Urge now rents kayaks, too. You’ll want to book online before making your way to their Board Room outpost along Keelson Row. haven 31


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SPECIAL EVENTS & TRADITIONS STRIKE UP THE BAND, RAISE A GLASS AND KICK UP YOUR HEELS DURING BALD HEAD ISLAND’S FESTIVALS, HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS AND HONORED TRADITIONS. VIEW MORE DETAILS AT WWW.CELEBRATEBHI.COM AND START PLANNING.

March 21

Badwater Cape Fear Ultra Marathon

Hardcore athletes won’t want to miss this 6th annual 50K-run along the island’s forested wynds and beaches.

April 10-13

Easter Weekend

May 22-25

Memorial Day Weekend

Join us on the island as we kick off summer with style. Gather at the Old Baldy grounds on Monday as we honor fallen military service members with music and a color guard.

June 12-14

This special time includes dining events at the Bald Head Island Club and Shoals Club, an egg hunt at the BHI Club, and an oyster roast.

North Carolina Treasures Weekend

May 9

June 16

Then and Now Home Tour

Step inside a variety of old and new homes on Bald Head Island, built throughout the span of the island’s history. Proceeds benefit the Old Baldy Foundation.

May 14-16

Bald Head Island Fishing Rodeo & Beach Music Extravaganza Join us for this offshore fishing tournament, which includes a special performance by The Embers. Proceeds benefit the Old Baldy Foundation.

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Savor a delightful weekend celebrating North Carolina food, art, spirits and history. Proceeds benefit the Old Baldy Foundation.

World Sea Turtle Day

Join the Conservancy for an all-day celebration and enjoy many hands-on activities.

July 1-8

Fourth of July Celebration

Summer comes to a star-spangled climax during several days of nonstop islandwide events, including our legendary Golf Cart Parade, held this year on Friday, July 3, and the Conservancy’s Annual Picnic.


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SUNSET CELEBRATIONS

Whatever you do, don’t miss Riverside Adventure Co.’s signature event, a street party with DJ Fray, dancing, s’mores and games, held weekly during the summer near Beach Access 5. Sunday, May 24 during Memorial Day Weekend Every Monday from June 8 through August 31 Sunday, September 6 during Labor Day Weekend

August 7-9

National Lighthouse Day Weekend

Pay tribute to Old Baldy’s 200-plus years of maritime history during a weekend featuring a festival on the lighthouse grounds, a nighttime “Run for the Light” and more.

September 4-7

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TURTLE TROTS

Move as fast or slow as you’d like in this 5K where proceeds go to support the Bald Head Island Conservancy’s Sea Turtle Protection Program. April 11 May 24 June 3, 10, 17, 24 July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

August 5, 12, 19, 26 September 6 November 28

November 13-15

Roast and Toast on the Coast

Don’t miss this Southern Living Inspired Event weekend featuring a concert on The Common at Cape Fear Station, along with an oyster roast and Sunday brunch at the BHI Club. Proceeds benefit the Old Baldy Foundation.

November 26-29

Labor Day Weekend

Special celebrations at the Bald Head Island Club and Shoals Club add a fitting end to summer.

October 2-4

Thad Wester Fishing School

Sign up for the BHI Conservancy’s annual Fishing School and learn where and how to fish from expert anglers. Enjoy social events and get the chance to eat what you catch!

October 31

Thanksgiving Holiday Events

Enjoy special dining events at the BHI Club and Shoals Club and bid on a tabletop tree at the Annual Old Baldy “Light Up the Holidays” auction at the BHI Club.

December 24-31

Christmas & New Year’s Eve Holiday Events

There’s no place like Bald Head Island for the holidays, with parties and special dining events taking place at several venues, including Old Baldy’s Sip on Soup Cookoff.

Halloween Celebration

Kids can participate in a Trick-or-Treat Caravan, parties, costume contests and more.

HISTORIC HAPPY HOUR SERIES Enjoy beer and wine on the Old Baldy Lighthouse grounds while having an intimate curator tour of the Smith Island Museum of History. Each month will explore a different aspect of Bald Head Island’s rich history.

April 8 May 20 June 24 July 15

August 26 October 30 December 30

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HOWL AT THE MOON PARTIES

Join the church-supper-meets-spring-break mashup of islanders and vacationers at this come-as-you-are beach bash that occurs with each full moon. The fun kicks off just before sunset at East Beach Access 39, where guests BYOB and bring a dish to share. January 10 February 9 March 9 April 7

May 7 June 5 July 5 August 3

September 1 October 1 October 31 November 30

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DAVID WRAY

Experience the Difference David Wray doesn’t simply sell houses, he assists you in achieving your goals, whether you are buying or selling. With a degree in Real Estate and Urban Analysis and many designations, he has the knowledge you need. If you are interested in looking at properties, going fishing in the creeks, or just taking a boat ride, David enjoys sharing what makes the island special and different from any other coastal environment on the East Coast – a place where families and friends come together to share an amazing lifestyle and spend time with each other. Thank you for your interest in Bald Head Island and give David a call or text when you are thinking about coming down to the island.

You’ ll be glad you did! “I found working with David to be a wonderful experience. I have never in my past real estate purchases had an agent as helpful and knowledgeable, but more importantly someone I now consider a true friend.” - Property owner from Hickory, North Carolina

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Stephanie Blake

Originally from Maryland, Stephanie moved to the South in 2012, and considers herself a Southern-Life convert! Along with her love of crab cakes, she brings to the team a fresh perspective and new energy to real estate sales on the island. She believes whether buying or selling on Bald Head Island, the process should be seamless. Stephanie’s approach to client service is to listen carefully and pay attention to their wants and needs. “There needs AS SEEN ON to be a level of trust when I’m working with a buyer or seller and I take that trust very seriously.”

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DOUG OAKLEY

Committed to caring for people

Doug has taken over 300 kids flying through the Young Eagles program.

A special passion is flying rescue and special needs pets through “Pilots N Paws.”

“Rosie” gets a flight to a foster home while her dad is deployed to Afghanistan. “Helping out a soldier was a special opportunity for me.” - Doug

...and the things that make them happy. Whether you’re starting your property search or listing your property for sale, Doug Oakley’s inside knowledge of Bald Head Island, its real estate, and its history make him an invaluable resource to call on. Plus, he’s just someone you’ll enjoy getting to know.

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CLIMB A LEGEND, EXPLORE A LEGACY.

Old Baldy Lighthouse and Smith Island Museum Summer Hours: Mon.-Sat. 9-5, Sun. 11-5 Off Season Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10-4, Sun. 11-4

Guided Historic Island Tour Tuesday, Friday, Saturday. Tour package includes tour and admission to Old Baldy. Call (910) 448-1472 or book online at www.oldbaldy.org.

WWW.OLDBALDY.ORG Call (910) 457-7481, or visit us at 101 Lighthouse Wynd.

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Large A Compact Cottage Lives

BY ODETTE EMBERT ARNOLD | PHOTOGRAPHY HARRY TAYLOR

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Sometimes bigger just isn’t better. In the Henry cottage at Cape Fear Station, clever design solutions pack a big punch in a relatively small space.

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Charming, Inside and Out Traditional and lovely on the outside, the newest Inspired Home in the Southern Living Inspired Community conveys an unexpected, contemporary freshness on the inside. The home’s overall black-andwhite color scheme is immediately established on the exterior, most notably with the black doors and window casings. The front porch, a critical feature of all Bald Head Island homes, continues the modern feel with striking black porch furniture made of recycled bottles and pillows from Charlotte textiles designer Laura Park.

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easuring an unassuming 1,800 square feet, the latest Southern Living Inspired Home in Bald Head Island’s Cape Fear Station neighborhood makes a rather big impression. “If I could use only one word to describe this house, I honestly think it would have to be fabulous,” said Jeff Sanderson. His company, Whiney Blair Custom Homes, teamed with Beaufort, SC-based Allison Ramsay Architects on this featured cottage, as well as all other homes in the Southern Living Inspired Community in Cape Fear Station. Vicky Serany, whose Southern Studio Interior Design firm has also left its signature throughout the community, said the home’s appeal is not just in how it looks, but in how it lives. “I think people respond so favorably to this home because it is full of delightful surprises,” she said. “The design team incorporated so many ideas that make it feel much bigger than it actually is.” Bald Head Island Limited CEO Chad Paul agreed. “Every space in this house is utilized and unique features are tucked away throughout,” he noted. 44

Serany describes the home’s style as “Carolina Boho,” a casual, comfortable vibe that provides a modern take on a traditional beach house. She said Whitney Blair’s construction design team took the coastal Bald Head Island aesthetic and added contemporary elements and fixtures that give it a fresh, modern look. From that base, her firm established a black and white foundational color scheme and added splashes of bold hues throughout. The abstract paintings by artist Mary Zio are a case in point. Strategically placed for maximum impact, their bright colors provide plenty of pop, as well as a rich palette for other design choices. A captivating coral, for example, makes a definitive statement on a pair of small lacquered tables in the living room, as well as on cleverly utilized drum ottomans tucked under a side table. These provide additional seating when needed, as do the dining room’s upholstered host and hostess chairs, trimmed in the same eye-catching shade. “The key to smart space design is incorporating pieces that do double duty,” said Serany. “Every piece should have a


purpose, and even better if it has multiple uses.” Serany points out that fabric choices are also extremely important in a beach house. “The black-and-white, hand-blocked sandpiper print on the window treatments is our absolute favorite fabric,” she said. “It adds just the right amount of whimsy and sets the tone for the black-and-white theme.” But fabric choices aren’t just about color. “There is always the wet bathing suit, sandy feet element,” she said. “Being here is meant to be relaxing, and we try to choose fabrics you don’t have to worry about.” So, while the white sofa in the living room seems like a brave choice, it works because it’s upholstered with an indoor-outdoor performance fabric. The master suite’s bed is another nod in the easy-care category. The entire piece is slipcovered, including the headboard and frame, so it can easily be washed or even replaced. “Creating a home with interest involves a lot of layering and mixing and adding some of the unexpected,” summarized Serany. The sleekness of the lacquered pieces, for example, contrasts with the coastal, driftwood feel of the cerused oak dining table and bar cart. On the walls, shiplap runs both vertically and horizontally in the main living spaces, and its warm, wooden touch plays nicely against the cool ceramic tile backsplash in the kitchen. “Anytime we build a home in the Southern Living Inspired Community, it’s all about the details,” Jeff concurred. “We always start from scratch, so each and every home is unique.” For this Inspired Home, an efficient use of space, a balanced blend of traditional and modern, and a color scheme that pops with personality all harken back to his earlier assessment of the home. In a word: fabulous.

Everything in Its Place A beachy take on a utilitarian mudroom, this little nook off the back entrance is the perfect place to shed shoes, bags or sandy beach gear and store them so they’re ready for the next outing. The cushioned bench and classic striped pillows are proof positive that practical can still be pretty. haven 45


Make Yourself at Home Open kitchen shelving is especially hospitable, says interior designer Vicky Serany. Visitors may feel self-conscious about opening other people’s cabinets, so having pretty dishes, glasses and mugs out in the open makes guests feel comfortable helping themselves.

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Table for Eight, Please While an open concept design, the home has a clearly defined dining room that is surprisingly generous. It accommodates a large table that provides plenty of seating for meals, as well as for games, puzzles and lingering conversation. Cute and compact, the well-stocked bar cart tucked at the foot of the stairs is easily accessible from the kitchen or dining room.

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En Suite Is Oh, So Sweet The cottage’s layout provides for flexible sleeping arrangements and plenty of privacy. The downstairs master bedroom (top) features a fully slipcovered bed. Each of the two upstairs bedrooms also has an en suite bathroom.

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Now You See It, Now You Don’t In a house filled with clever design, the suspended hidden bunk is perhaps the most delightful—and useful—feature. When not needed, it tucks discreetly out of view. If your guest should bring a guest, it’s ready and waiting. Abundant natural light also makes it an inviting spot to stretch out and read.

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ealtime on Bald Head Island can take any number of forms. Over the years, I’ve doled out peanut butter sandwiches by the dozen to my sandy kids and their sandy friends on East Beach, communed poolside for the Taco

Tuesday buffet at the Shoals Club, and munched on pizza at Will o’ the Wisp with a glass of Chardonnay in one hand and a bingo card in the other.

By far, my favorite way to break bread is to open our vacation

home to family and close friends when we’re all lucky enough to be on the island together. Those who know me know the call of “Dinner’s ready!” means anyone within earshot is welcome around our table.

We’re quite a big group—a couple dozen in total—spanning

three generations. Bald Head Island offers the ideal backdrop for us to assemble. Summer trip planning starts in earnest around Christmas, when my little sister and I try to sync up our schedules and pick a vacation date. Between raising kids, traveling for their sports and holding down jobs, our commitment-laden lives offer only stolen moments to reconnect. But that all changes during our summer stays on the island, when we have no constraints or obligations, just unrushed quality time together. For a while, we exhale, and allow an easy, relaxed air to take hold.

When we booked this year’s vacation home, Twin Peaks,

perched on the Cape Fear River with a huge outdoor entertaining space, we knew it presented the perfect stage for an evening gathering of our families and “family of friends.”

We had two requirements going in: the dinner had to be

delicious, but easy to pull off, and one that didn’t take us as hosts out of “vacation mode.” With so many mouths to feed, we settled on a low-country boil, a sure-fire crowd pleaser. To make

the evening even more effortless, I decided to have it catered by Cape Fear Boil Company.

With the menu determined, next came setting a simple, but

elegant outdoor table. We pushed two folding tables end to end and covered them with tasseled blankets, rather than tablecloths. Under the table we used upholstery fabric to create a soft, inexpensive “rug” underfoot. Its warm palette of rust, pale pink and ochre complemented the home’s exterior color and gave off the richly textured, muted vibe we were aiming for. My friend Tiffany, who owns Room Service, an adorable home furnishings and accessories boutique on the island, was kind enough to lend us her teak folding chairs. Potted ferns, succulents, and dozens of candles helped dress up the tablescape, without feeling too formal. Quick cleanup was important to us, too, so we used disposable bamboo plates and utensils. Framing the scene overhead were string lights that we’d crisscrossed for effect.

All the elements of a good time were aligning—an

incomparable setting, beautiful table and scrumptious food. Then our company arrived, and the magic ensued. My homemade sangria was a hit. The funny stories started, all true, about the last time we’d gotten together. Bowls heaping with seafood passed back and forth family style. After dinner our friend Travis pulled out his guitar. My mom jumped up and started to dance. The teenagers put their phones in their pockets. The ferry came and went. And together, we were happy to wave it off into the sunset.


“How food is experienced has everything to do with the decor, with the rituals surrounding the meal, with the company, and with the experience.� Why We Eat Together: Communal dining is a quintessential human experience, LOUISE O. FRESCO, THE ATLANTIC



For a less predictable palette, we opted for muted tones of ochre, terracotta and brown. Potted ferns and succulents complemented the earthy vibe.


Scrumptious food, homemade sangria and spectacular company made for an evening full of laughter.

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When we booked this year’s vacation home, Twin Peaks, perched on the Cape Fear River with a huge outdoor entertaining space, we knew it presented the perfect stage for an evening gathering of our families and “family of friends.”


The West Beach backdrop made us all want to linger after dinner. While the adults enjoyed a second round of drinks, the kids competed at corn hole and giant Jenga.


THE TEENAGERS PUT THEIR PHONES IN THEIR POCKETS. THE FERRY CAME AND WENT. AND TOGETHER, WE WERE HAPPY TO WAVE IT OFF INTO THE SUNSET.

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MUSEUM OF HISTORY & GIFT SHOP Explore Bald Head Island’s past & present.

Enter the Keeper’s Cottage to learn about the lighthouses and their caretakers on Bald Head Island.

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Shop the Old Baldy Gift Shop in the Keeper’s Cottage and select from decorative items, souvenirs, t-shirts, books and other fun lighthouse gifts. Don’t forget the pirate booty!

Take a Guided Historic Tour across the Island. Come with your family, or bring your bridge club or school group! Small and large groups tours available. Make a reservation today.

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Welcome To Your New Happy Place JULES’ SALTY GRUB & ISLAND PUB Formerly MoJo’s on the Harbor, Bald Head Island’s only waterfront restaurant is under new ownership. Dave and Jules Showalter, Bald Head Island property owners since 2000, are proud to introduce JULES’. We have revamped the menu to feature more seafood choices, and a mixture of southern favorites and coastal cuisine.

We have also expanded the North Carolina craft beer offerings, introduced new wine and craft cocktail selections, and added an awesome pet-friendly deck so even Fido can enjoy the fabulous views.

Dave Showalter, Jim Daughtry (GM) & Jules Showalter

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Stop by for lunch, dinner or drinks and say hello to your new friends at JULES’. It’s our mission to make our happy place yours, too.

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JULES’ OFFERS: Catering • Private Parties • Wedding Receptions & Events • Local Loyalty Program Live Music in the Summer • Friday Night Karaoke Beer-Pairing Dinners • Wine-Tasting Dinners • Annual New Year’s Eve Party Special Events Throughout the Year


G O U R M E T C H E E S E • W E L L - S T O C K E D D E L I • C A F É S E R V I N G B R E A K FA S T & L U N C H • FA M I LY M E A L S T O G O • G R O C E R Y D E L I V E R Y

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Whether the day’s plans include a picnic for two in a kayak, an oyster roast on the side porch, or a potluck cookout on the beach, the Maritime Market is here to help you break bread with family and friends. Don’t spend time and energy lugging groceries over from the mainland. From fresh local seafood, to USDA Prime meats and local produce, to an extensive wine selection and gourmet deli, you’ll fi nd just what you’re looking for and more at the Market. Savor breakfast or lunch at the newly expanded Maritime Market Café, or call ahead and the Market can customize take-out appetizers or complete family meals. Save time when you order your groceries and meals on the Market’s website and have them waiting for you in your home when you arrive. Stay in-the-know about wine tastings, “Howl at the Moon” parties and special café dinners by visiting the Market’s website, following the Market on Facebook, or by subscribing to Claude Pope’s emails about goings-on here and around the island. Don’t forget to call on Sweet Bay Catering for all your on-island special event needs, too.

Proudly owned and operated by island residents Claude & Melissa Pope.

Hours vary seasonally | 8 Maritime Way | 910-457-7450 www.facebook.com/MaritimeMarket | claudepope@yahoo.com

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To make something awesome even better,

JUST ADD (MORE) WATER Bald Head Island Club Aquatics Center Takes Recreation to a New Level By Odette Embert Arnold | Millie Holloman Photography

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The Bald Head Island Club’s new aquatics center makes quite a splash with visitors and residents.

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t’s a hot, sunny day in August, and all the cool kids are at the Bald Head Island Club. Apparently, age is not a factor. It seems everyone, from infants to millennials, soccer moms to senior adults, is swimming, sunning, sliding and squealing with delight.

Nicole Carroll and Natasha Savage are immersed in the fun with their daughters, who are busy doing underwater flips and acrobatic jumps off the side of the pool. The women are close friends from college, and their families have been coming to Bald Head Island together for eight years. This morning, they all went crabbing and fishing at sunrise with their husbands and Natasha’s son Griffin, 10. Now, however, it’s clearly a girls-only outing at the pool. Eight-year-old Margaret Savage is bursting with enthusiasm about the club’s new aquatics center that added a leisure pool with chaise lounges, a children’s zero-entry pool with splash features, a large splash pad area, and waterslides from a tower that ends in a plunge pool. The original pool has been redone as an adults-only retreat, complete with private cabanas, and the adjacent playground has been up-fitted with the latest in new equipment. 78

Sisters Mackenzie and Charlotte Carroll perch poolside with their friend Margaret Savage.


“I love everything!” declares Margaret, bobbing up and down in the middle of the group. “The food, the slides, the dumping things at the water park. There is a lot of water pressure!” Her friend Charlotte Carroll, also 8, matches her exuberance. “I like it because it’s way bigger than it used to be, plus the extra long slides,” she chimes in. “The playground is way bigger, too! It has lots more things to keep people occupied.” Her 10-year-old sister Mackenzie nods in agreement. “It has so much cool stuff,” she echoes, adding an important detail: “Plus milkshakes!” While the aquatics center is undeniably a child’s dream come true, “it’s nice there is an adults-only pool, too,” says Nicole, eyeing the much calmer area through the fence. “The cabanas are another good addition because they provide a little break from the sun.” The women report that the Carrolls and Savages, of all ages, have been down the water slides, declaring it a good time for all. “It’s just the right amount of waterpark for Bald Head Island,” summarizes Nicole. “It adds a lot without being too much.”

Anne Glenn introduces eight-month-old Addy to the joys of swimming.

“I LOVE EVERYTHING!” DECLARES MARGARET. “THE FOOD, THE SLIDES, THE DUMPING THINGS AT THE WATER PARK. THERE IS A LOT OF WATER PRESSURE!”

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The aquatics center brings out the kid in everyone.

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nne and Locke Glenn could not agree more. The family from Winston-Salem is enjoying the water with their three children: six-year-old son Eli and daughters Gardner, 4, and Addy, 8 months.

Locke says he likes the new slides as much as the kids do. “It’s so much fun with our children at these ages,” he says. “There used to be just one pool, but now there is so much more for them to enjoy and it’s much more fun.” Both Anne and Locke have been coming to Bald Head Island for years, and say it’s the only place they vacation now. Anne adds that her parents have a full membership in the Bald Head Island Club, which makes spending time on the island even more enjoyable. “It’s the perfect place for kids and family,” says Anne. “Bald Head is our special place.”

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“IT’S THE PERFECT PLACE FOR KIDS AND FAMILY,” SAYS ANNE. “BALD HEAD IS OUR SPECIAL PLACE.”


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he Helfer family, three generations strong, are cooling off under the shooting fountains on the large splash pad. Erica Helfer Blank, who has been coming to Bald Head Island since she was eight, looks around at the aquatics center in wonder. “We’ve seen a lot of changes over the years,” she comments. “We’ve come a long way from no grocery store on the island to all of this.” Her children Eleanor, 6, Ivy, 4, and Calvin, 2, are nearly waterlogged from the day’s activities. “We are thrilled with the new facilities,” she emphasizes. “It’s a whole new level.” Erica lives in Charlotte, and appreciates Bald Head Island as a gathering place for her entire family, including her parents, Rick and Jan Helfer, and sister Sarah Helfer Fulk, who all live in Raleigh.

It’s a family affair. Wren Holloman (left) shares the exuberance with

her cousin Finn Holloman (below), and Eleanor Blank. Above, Eleanor’s brother Calvin cools off in the shallow wading pool with their aunt Sarah Helfer Fulk and grandfather Rick Helfer.

“It has always been a special place for our family,” says Erica, “and it’s gratifying that our husbands and extended families find it very special, too.”

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n the other side of the pool, full-time resident Cindy Early is stretched out on a chaise lounge in the shallow end, soaking up the sun. She and her husband Darryl have been living in Harbour Village for nine years, and were property owners in a partnership for eight years prior to that. “Our children, now adults, grew up coming to Bald Head Island, and they visit when they can,” says Cindy. “They love it here, too.” Cindy says life on Bald Head Island is both busy and relaxing. She plays golf, rides bikes, gets together with neighbors for dinners, does volunteer work, and is starting to get back into tennis. “We are always on the go,” she says, adding that their white Labrador retriever, Dakota, loves hopping on the golf cart and going along for the ride.

Liquid pleasures. Full-time resident Cindy Early relaxes in an

immersed chaise, then orders a refreshing beverage from the poolside cabana.

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round the complex, families are slowly gathering their things. Some are ordering nibbles from the snack bar or a festive drink from the cabana bar, while others are making their way upstairs to Horizons, the club’s new restaurant with wraparound porches that overlook the pools and tennis courts, plus the Atlantic Ocean just across the street. Elsewhere on the grounds, in The Palms or on the adjacent Palm Terrace, tennis and croquet players just finishing matches are meeting up with golfers coming off the 18th hole. As the sun is setting, the mood at the Bald Head Island Club is shifting. While a peaceful elegance replaces the day’s boisterous exuberance, there is still, undeniably, an air of excitement about what the evening holds.

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WHILE A PEACEFUL ELEGANCE REPLACES THE DAY’S BOISTEROUS EXUBERANCE, THERE IS STILL, UNDENIABLY, AN AIR OF EXCITEMENT ABOUT WHAT THE EVENING HOLDS.

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A N E L E VAT E D O U T D O O R D I N I N G E X P E R I E N C E Cascading terraces offer breathtaking views of Cape Fear and a refined atmosphere at the Shoals Club’s sophisticated new outdoor dining venue—The Verandahs. You’ll discover delicious seafood dishes, fresh salads and gourmet sandwiches on the menu for lunch and dinner, along with full bar service. Open seasonally, weather permitting.

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In 2020 the Bald Head Island restaurant scene welcomes a couple of new kids on the block along with the return of old favorites. The big news begins with Jules’ Salty Grub & Island Pub, a reimagined eatery in the former MoJo’s space along the marina

front. The venue keeps the menu seafood-centric, with several fish and shellfish options offered for lunch and dinner. The

restaurant’s namesake, Jules Showalter, a longtime island property owner, hails from Nashville, and the menu shows it, with a hot chicken sandwich, sweet-tea brined pork chop, and “pig wings” (mini fried pork shanks tossed in wing sauce) lending a

decidedly Southern accent. Old timers will appreciate the nod to the restaurant’s original roots with the Eb & Flo’s Steampot, a

hearty mix of crab legs, clams, mussels, shrimp, potatoes, corn-on-the-cob and sausage, ready to serve a crowd. You can still get a great burger here, too, along with sushi and

BALD HEAD ISLAND CLUB VENUES: THE GRILLE, THE PALMS, PALMS TERRACE AND HORIZONS 1 Saltmeadow Trail 910-457-7300 www.bhiclub.net DELPHINA CANTINA 8 Marina Wynd 910-457-1222 www.delphinacantina.com JAILHOUSE PROVISIONS 253 Edward Teach Ext. www.RiversideAdventure.com JULES’ SALTY GRUB & ISLAND PUB 10 Marina Wynd 910-457-7217 www.julessaltygrubislandpubbhi.com LULU’S BBQ 10 Marina Wynd 615-892-0742 www.julessaltygrubislandpubbhi.com

sashimi in the summer months. Time it right, and you can enjoy trivia night, live music, or if

the crowd is lingering late, karaoke. Right next door, Jules’ other new venture, LuLu’s BBQ, open Memorial Day to Labor Day, specializes in pulled pork, brisket and slow-cooked ribs, smoked overnight until they’re fall-off-the-bone tender. Dine outside in the beer garden or order online for takeout and delivery.

Just down the street, Delphina Cantina serves up fresh Latin-inspired dishes

prepared by Executive Chef Carlos Rojas and his talented kitchen staff. Born in Veracruz, Mexico, Carlos spent his childhood watching his grandmother cook meals in an outdoor brick oven over an open fire, and he carries on her passion for sharing fresh food made with

love. Delphina’s most popular menu items include signature tacos, enchiladas, burritos, bowls and quesadillas, along with their special burgers. You can also enjoy delicious pizza in-house or to-go. Adjacent to Delphina you’ll find Sandpiper Ice Cream & Coffee. Early risers show up at 7:30 a.m. for its premium java, breakfast bowls and sandwiches. Late

night visitors stand in line for homemade ice cream and handspun milkshakes—so worth the wait!

In the warmer months, watch the boats come and go at Will o’ the Wisp, an outdoor

venue just around the corner from Jules’ beside the Sail Shop. Contact Marina Pizza

(operating out of Delphina’s kitchen) to have your dinner delivered. Or simply order popcorn and house nuts to accompany that craft beer, fine wine or frozen cocktail.

A quick cart ride down Federal Road and a couple of sharp turns brings you to the

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Maritime Market Café, where you’ll find a salad bar, pizza by the slice, and an array of

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savory crab and eggs Benedict. Owner Claude Pope is the consummate host, putting on

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gourmet sandwiches, wraps and burgers. If you plan to get an early start, the café is tops

for breakfast. Along with everyday offerings like pancakes and biscuits, you’ll want to try the chef’s daily special, which could be Nutella-stuffed French toast, a Belgian waffle or

exquisite wine dinners at the café on occasion, along with lavish oyster roasts under the

adjacent Forest Pavilion, prepared by classically trained Chef Marc Berruet. Don’t miss the chance to watch the sun go down and the full moon come up with Pope and a few hundred of his closest friends at a monthly Howl at the Moon party, typically held at Beach Access 39. Everyone is invited—just BYOB and an appetizer to share.

Behind the Market along Edward Teach Wynd in the former police station, you’ll find

the aptly named Jailhouse Provisions. This newcomer to the island dining scene, opening

for business in summer 2020, is a lively and relaxed watering hole that just so happens to serve awesome food, too. It’s owned and operated by longtime island restauranteurs

Harper Peterson and Plunkett Dodge, so you know the specials will be good and the beer will be cold.

For a grab-and-go lunch or snack where shirt and shoes are optional, take the long

straightaway down Federal Road until you arrive at Mike’s Bites, located in a small brick building near the foundation of the Cape Fear Light. Along with fresh sandwiches and hot dogs, they serve a nice variety of Italian ice flavors and popsicles.


CLOCKWISE: GOURMET BURGERS FROM THE MARITIME MARKET CAFÉ; CHICKEN ENCHILADAS WITH CREMA FRESCA FROM DELPHINA CANTINA; PIZZA PIE FROM MARINA PIZZA; STEAMPOT FROM JULES’ SALTY GRUB & ISLAND PUB.

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While you’re down near the cape, a full or temporary membership (available through

your rental company) opens the door to four different dining venues at the Shoals Club, overlooking the Cape Fear Point. The most casual is the bathing suit-friendly Sandbar

Grille, located poolside. While the selections change seasonally, a few favorites, like the crab cake sandwich served with jalapeno aioli on a brioche bun, remain on the menu

year-round. For the kiddos, chicken tenders, grilled cheese sandwiches and burgers are always available, too.

Overlooking the Shoals Club’s pool on a series of cascading terraces is The

Verandahs, an outdoor seating area with a more refined atmosphere than the Sandbar

Grille. Gourmet sandwiches like the salmon BLT with Atlantic salmon, bacon aioli, green

tomato chow chow and bibb lettuce on a sprouted grain bun tempt you at every turn, along with creatively composed artisan salads. Both lunch and dinner service are offered seasonally.

Watch the sun go down over the ocean while you dine al fresco or in the lounge

at Latitudes Wine Bar at the Shoals Club. Inspired small plates like seared sea scallops

with saffron aioli, pickled fennel, jalapeno and sweet corn or ahi tuna with sweet and

sour slaw, crispy wonton and wasabi aioli will make you want to return. Oftentimes an acoustic guitarist lends additional atmosphere to the scene. Make sure you make

reservations to dine at AQUA, the Shoals Club’s premier dining venue. Seafood lovers will appreciate the restaurant’s superb locally sourced fish and shellfish. Executive Chef

Caitlyn Fisher relies heavily on local vegetables and cheeses, too, so the menu changes

with the seasons. Recently appearing on the menu was a delicate local grouper, crab, chayote and watercress salad, garnished with orange. If you don’t enjoy seafood, a

beautifully prepared beef filet or N.Y. strip typically appears, along with creative options

for vegetarians. Save room for dessert, too. Their caramel panna cotta is a house favorite.

Located along South Beach, the Bald Head Island Club offers numerous food and

beverage options for members and temporary members. The Cabana Bar, located poolside, specializes in house-made frozen drinks that are almost too pretty to drink. The popular new Horizons restaurant combines incredible ocean views with a menu diverse

enough to please any palate. Choose from sophisticated plates like crab cakes finished

with sweet corn, dill and a mustard crème sauce, or go for lighter fare like the Cape

Point power salad, a delicious combination of shrimp, kale, kohlrabi, Brussels sprouts, mandarin orange segments and toasted cashews tossed in a tropical vinaigrette. Fried seafood platters, specialty pizzas, gourmet burgers and sandwiches are also served for lunch and dinner.

The Palms and Palms Terrace at the Club provide a pub-style indoor atmosphere

and al fresco dining respectively, with the convenience of open seating—no reservations required for lunch or dinner. Whether seated inside or outside, you’ll enjoy the views of

the croquet greensward and golf holes 10 and 18. Steak lovers will appreciate the variety

of cuts offered here, along with gourmet burgers. Seafood is always on the menu, too, with salmon especially popular. Stop by the not-to-be-missed Sunday brunch buffet at The Palms for a perfect start to your day.

The Club’s chef brings an upscale approach to The Grille, which offers a range of

seafood, beef, pork and poultry dishes for lunch and dinner. Order a local cheese board

for the table while you debate which entrée to try. The “From the Sea” section of The Grille menu offers a range of locally and regionally sourced fish and shellfish options. The

beautifully presented seared ahi tuna with sushi rice, marinated seaweed salad, toasted nori, ginger, wasabi and soy caviar marries unexpected flavors to great effect. The prime

filet mignon is always cooked perfectly to order, while vegans and non-vegans alike will devour the carrot “osso bucco” served with local mushrooms, leeks, celery and gremolata over polenta. Yum!

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SMOKED & STOKED

Slow cooked with pure stoke, on the premises, LuLu’s is under new ownership and is excited to serve the Island’s best dang BBQ south of Nashville! A locals’ favorite, we offer frontdoor delivery to our Island residents and guests...or stroll on over and pick up for some Smok’n Good food!

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Half Chicken $12 Pulled Pork Sandwich $13 Smoked Brisket Sandwich $15

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(Serves 4-6 people) $50 Includes: 2lbs Pulled Pork or Smoked Brisket or 1 of each Choice of two Sauces – LuLu’s BBQ, NC Vinegar Based, or Not-so-Bama White Sauce 2 Large Sides – Mac ‘n Cheese, Baked Beans or Cole Slaw 3 Homemade Cornbreads *add more sides for additional cost

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Large Bag of Kettle Potato Chips $12 Homemade Cornbread $3.50 Martin’s Famous Potato Roll $2

HIGH TIDE SALAD NEW : $12

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All About Art

Located along Merchant’s Row, All About Art features works in a variety of mediums by some of the area’s top artists. Shopping includes jewelry, bags, hot tea, soap and other gifts. The popular Wine-ing About Art painting class encourages aspiring artists to BYOB and learn from one of several noted art instructors. Classes in pottery, sewing, quilting, fabric dyeing, jewelry design and rug making are also available. www.AllAboutArtBHI.com

Antique Maps and More

Right beside All About Art, Antique Maps and More presents an eclectic mix of historical maps dating back to the 1600s; nautical charts; and other items to inspire cartography lovers, history buffs and travelers. www.AntiqueMapsAndMore.com

Bald Head Blues

Next door to the Maritime Market, Bald Head Blues presents high-style men’s and women’s apparel with a relaxed attitude. From polo shirts to canvas shorts, needlepoint belts to key fobs, you’ll find a wide array of clothing and accessories that celebrate the coastal way of life. www.BaldHeadBlues.com

Bald Head Island Club Golf Shop

Adjacent to the Clubhouse, the Golf Shop carries a variety of men’s and ladies’ golf, croquet and casual apparel. You can also shop for golf equipment and accessories or rent clubs and shoes for a day on the links. Schedule your tee times, court times and golf clinic times here, too. www.BHIClub.net

Bald Head Island Club Tennis Shop

The Tennis Shop carries a variety of men’s, women’s and children’s apparel from Nike and Adidas. You’ll also find the women’s tennis line Lucky in Love, as well as Babolat racquets, strings and athletic shoes. www.BHIClub.net

Beach & Baby Equipment Rental

Beach & Baby has families covered with full-size cribs, high chairs, baby monitors, swings and more for rent by the day or week. Beach rentals include bocce ball sets, beach carts, chairs and tents. Online reservations at www.BaldHeadBabies.com.

Cary Cart Company

With a showroom located along Edward Teach Wynd, Cary Cart Company is an authorized dealer for Club Car, Garia and Atomic electric golf carts. The company also provides maintenance for all electric cart brands, as well as gas- and diesel-powered vehicles. Their Golf Cart Rental Shack, located steps from the ferry landing, is your one-stop shop for cart rentals. Book ahead online at www.BHICarts.com.

Coastal Urge Bike Shop

Coastal Urge’s Bike Shop offers a wide array of bikes for sale or rent, including beach cruisers, fitness bikes, tandem bikes, kids’ bikes, trailers and baby joggers. Daily and weekly rentals are available, as is home delivery. Coastal Urge is also a fullservice bicycle shop, offering parts as well as repairs from a certified bike technician. Online bike rentals are available at www.CoastalUrge.com.

Coastal Urge Board Room

The Board Room, located in the harbor, is your headquarters for all things standup paddleboard (SUP) related. Stop by the Board Room once you’ve booked your excursion. Beginning in the summer of 2020, kayak tours and rentals will be available. Online booking is available at www.CoastalUrge.com.

Coastal Urge Retail Shop

Stop by Coastal Urge’s retail shop for a wide selection of men’s and women’s active wear, swimwear, shoes and accessories, all ideal for the island lifestyle. Coastal Urge carries Patagonia, Maui Jim, Lilly Pulitzer, Rainbows and other outdoor brands. Check out their new fishing rod section. www.CoastalUrge.com

Dockmaster Convenience Store

Overlooking the Bald Head Island Marina, the Dockmaster carries marine and fishing supplies, souvenirs, ice, beer, snacks and a limited supply of grocery items. www. BaldHeadIslandMarina.com

The Friendly Fox

Located inside Riverside Adventure Co., this lively, eclectic toy shop stocks games and toys for all ages. www.RiversideAdventure.com


Harbormaster Store at Deep Point Marina

Located at Deep Point Marina in Southport, the Harbormaster Store is open to the public as well as to marina guests, and offers beverages, snacks and ice. www.DeepPointMarina.com

Island Hardware

Centrally located near the Maritime Market, Island Hardware is a fully stocked hardware store that sells a wide range of home maintenance items including tools, paint and garden supplies as well as housewares, grills, sporting goods, beach gear and toys.

Island Passage

Specializing in comfortable clothing for men, women and children, Island Passage ensures you’re in style for all your Bald Head Island adventures. If you’re looking for your favorite beach brands like Quicksilver, Billabong, Roxy, Volcom, O’Neil, and Reef, head here. They also have a curated selection of accessories and jewelry, as well as contemporary brands like Free People, Velvet, Tart, Show Me Your Mumu and more. www.IslandPassageClothing.com

Island Retreat Spa and Salon

Located near the Maritime Market, Island Retreat is a fullservice spa specializing in pampering you while on vacation. Services focus on skincare, massage, hair care and nail care for men and women. Schedule facials or peels at the start of your vacation and return home looking completely revitalized. Bridal packages can have your entire wedding party feeling relaxed and looking their best for the big day. Book services online at www.IslandRetreatSpa.com.

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Riverside Adventure Co.

Located near the ferry landing, Riverside Adventure Co. rents bicycles, beach chairs and umbrellas. Shop for BHI T-shirts, hats, sunglasses, gifts and souvenirs. Along with a wide variety of men’s and women’s fashion, the shop offers a great selection of shirts for children. Numerous brands are well represented, including Escapada, THML, Mystree, Paper Crane, Johnnie-O, Vissla, Sanuk, Oliphant, Suncloud, Cabana Life, Roberta Roller Rabbit, Sun Bum and more. Online reservations for bikes and beach rentals are available at www.RiversideAdventure.com.

Room Service

If you’re looking to furnish your beach house or take a bit of coastal style back home with you, look no further than Room Service, found along Maritime Way. They offer a fresh mix of new and vintage home decorative items and gifts, including rugs, lamps, throw pillows, picture frames, bedding and kitchenware, in addition to furniture. Room Service is also a design resource center, employing professional designers to help you choose fabrics and paints, and aid in making other home décor decisions. www.RoomServiceBHI.com

The Sail Shop

Located on Keelson Row in the harbor, the Sail Shop is your outdoor activity center for both fashion and recreation on Bald Head Island. It has a great retail selection with a coastal vibe for men and women. Brands include Dark Seas, Jetty, Katin, Dakine, East Beach Surf Apparel, Vintage Havana, By Together, Hem & Thread, Very J, Loveriche and Hydro Flask. Rentals include kayaks, paddleboards and surfboards. Seasonally, the Sail Shop also offers guided and unguided kayak tours, surfing lessons, kayak fishing expeditions, fun sails and sailing instruction. www.TheSailShop.com

The Maritime Market is a full-service supermarket that offers grocery staples and a whole lot more, including natural and organic foods; rare wines and craft beers; homemade pastries and breads; organic produce; gluten-free items; USDA Prime Beef; locally sourced seafood; and a full-service deli with Boars Head cold cuts, house-made salads and artisan cheeses. Other conveniences offered at the Maritime Market include grocery delivery to your home prior to arrival, sunbathing products, magazines, personal care items, overthe-counter medications, a movie rental kiosk and an ATM. The Maritime Market also has an adjoining café serving breakfast and lunch daily, along with freshly made pizza and ice cream during the summer season. Order groceries online at www.MaritimeMarketBHI.com.

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For unique environmentally oriented gifts, books, toys, jewelry and apparel, a visit to Turtle Central, located on the Bald Head Island Conservancy Campus, is a must. Sales help fund the Conservancy’s initiatives, including the Sea Turtle Protection Program. Stop by or visit the online store at www.BHIC.org/store.

You’ll find candy by the pound, gourmet chocolates and other fun treats at Bald Head Island’s first and only candy shop, tucked beside Island Retreat Spa and Salon, and open seasonally. www.NoonieDoodle.com

The Silver Peddler is known for its discriminating collection of jewelry. Find gifts to celebrate life’s events, home decor and accessories that bring joy, and exclusive items that reflect your love of the island. www.TheSilverPeddler.com

Smith Island Museum Gift Shop

After climbing Old Baldy, don’t forget to visit the Smith Island Museum Gift Shop and pick up gifts and souvenirs celebrating the island’s seafaring history. The shop also offers a great selection of coffee table books. All proceeds from purchases made at the gift shop benefit the nonprofit Old Baldy Foundation. www.OldBaldy.org

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n the mid-1970s, the five original homeowners, along with property owners in the process of building, met and agreed that a property owners’ association was needed to create and uphold restrictions for the

preservation, maintenance and thoughtful development of Bald Head Island. They called themselves “The Generator Society” because they relied on generators and each other before Bald Head Island had any power.

Their original vision was to “Live in harmony with nature.” This tenet included protection of BHI from overdevelopment, carefully balancing the delicate ecosystems of a barrier island with people, ensuring the stability and safety of wildlife and their habitats and build-out guidelines that do no harm to the island. Born from their foresight, Bald Head Association has continued to lead this charge since 1982. BHA works hard to preserve and minimally impact what so many people love about BHI — the natural beauty of its beaches, creeks, marsh and maritime forest — allowing the kid in all of us to come out to play (in keeping with BHI’s ageless appeal), not only for today but for generations to come. On BHI, you choose your social connection experience — from solitude to community gatherings. You choose your recreational experience — from walking, jogging, biking to kayaking, surfing, fishing and more. From the ocean to the creeks and all in between, the Bald Head Island experience is what you make it. BHA helps create shared community experiences — from potluck dinners and book clubs to yoga, Pilates and knitting.

Warning: conversation and story swapping can lead to

instant and lasting friendships.

If you own property on Bald Head Island, BHA can help you navigate the design guidelines of owning, remodeling or constructing a residence and maintaining your landscaping — to preserve the island for all — on a barrier island, in keeping with the original “living in harmony with nature” tenet.

Through BHA, its members help control the destiny of Bald Head Island. We work for our property owners. With ongoing feedback, we can serve you better!

Keep up-to-date!

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W hen Past and Present Collide HISTORIC IMAGES BRING A FRESH TWIST TO CONTEMPORARY WORKS OF ART BY ELIZABETH WATSON CHANEY | PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVID RAMSEY

Bald Head Island’s oldest lighthouse, known affectionately as “Old Baldy,” was captured by photographer Herbert Bamber in the 1890s. Today, over a hundred years later, artist Melissa Black Reddick creates original ceramic pieces featuring those same photographs to the delight of art collectors. Melissa Reddick, whose permanent residence and workspace are in Davidson, North Carolina, has vacationed regularly on the island for the past decade. She, her husband Brad, and their three children spend up to five weeks a year

here. Initially they rented, sampling every nook and cranny of the place that enchanted them, but when the chance arose to purchase partial ownership of a house across the street from the beach, it was an opportunity they couldn’t pass up. They were already members of both the Old Baldy Foundation and the Bald Head Island Conservancy. The property on Green Teal Trail has served as a true haven on an island they adore for its beauty, its privacy and its rich history. It’s been especially gratifying to watch their children gather memories over time. “We realize that when our kids revisit the same place year after year, their memory is a layered experience. It’s been

such a wonderful thing,” said Reddick. Each of the children has his or her own favorite traditions when they visit. Their youngest daughter first set foot on the island when she was just two years old. Now 11, she loves to wake up with her mom in the early mornings when the rest of the family is still asleep. “We’ll go on these little expeditions, just the two of us, looking for shells on the beach,” Reddick said. They also occasionally find small pieces of worn brick, remnants of Fort Holmes (one of a series of Civil War forts guarding the ocean inlets to the Cape Fear River). At one point Reddick experimented with using the fragments in her art by incorporating them into a ceramic glaze. Reddick also relishes how the island brings them closer together. “I first realized it when our teenaged son and daughter rode on a tandem bike together,” and with the children spaced four years apart, “It was a particularly sweet moment for me as a mom,” she recalled. Other traditions

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they all look forward to include playing card games on the ferry ride to and from the island, chasing hermit crabs on the beach, fishing from the shore, visiting the lighthouse (of course), and taking advantage of the extraordinary educational programs available through the Conservancy. One such opportunity remains strong in their minds: watching sea turtles lay their eggs in the sand, and on a separate occasion witnessing the hatchlings emerge and begin their journey to the sea. As a lover of history, Reddick has enjoyed being in a house that offers her a view of Old Baldy from the kitchen window. And after receiving historic photos from the Old Baldy Foundation, she says she was “simply ecstatic.” In addition to Bamber’s expert photos of the lighthouse itself, his collection included a charming photo of the island’s most famous lighthouse keeper, “Captain Charlie,” as well as a glimpse of his home. Reddick’s career as an artist spans more than 25 years. She holds degrees in studio art and art history from Queens University in Charlotte, N.C., and a master’s degree in education (focused on museum education and ceramics) from the University of Tennessee. Her career took a sudden turn in 2016 when she inherited several boxes of family relics—their contents representing many generations. Fascinated by every artifact she discovered,

Reddick’s innovative works incorporate historic photos, many shared by the Old Baldy Foundation. Bowls shown on these two pages are from the GOLDIES™ collection.

she immediately took to her studio to investigate how the treasures might find their way into her art. After two years of research and experimentation, she emerged with an original process allowing her to transfer images of the historic documents and photos onto clay, without damaging the items themselves. The discovery constituted a major contribution to the art world, and her most recent work (now known under the banner of Modern History Clay Works)

has drawn the attention of the national media, as well as museums and historic sites. “When yesterday is found in the art of tomorrow, modern history is made,” declared Reddick, who is honored and delighted to be working on pieces for the Foundation. Her full collection may be found at The Silver Peddler and at the Smith Island Art League shows held in the spring. For more on the stories behind her art, visit www.ModernHistoryClayWorks.com.

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DISCOVER THE BEST VALUE ON BALD HEAD ISLAND

There’s nothing more precious than vacation time with friends and family. You may be surprised to learn how affordable it can be to own on Bald Head Island. Shared ownership in The Hammocks allows you all the benefits of a vacation home for a smaller financial commitment than whole ownership. As a Hammocks owner, you’ll enjoy four weeks of vacation in your home annually, one in each season. You also get year-round membership to the onsite Hammocks Club, as well as the Bald Head Island Club and Shoals Club. Professional management by Vacation Resorts International ensures a relaxing stay every time you enjoy your home. 114

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Our Bald Head Story BY JOSH DURH AM

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henever I describe Bald Head Island to friends or acquaintances, I start with the most simple of facts: where it is in relation to Wilmington and Southport and how it sits in the corner of the state, right where the Cape Fear River meets the Atlantic Ocean. Then I begin to draw them in a little more. I describe the ferry ride and the lack of cars on the island. To get anywhere, you must drive a golf cart. They’re definitely intrigued by this point. When I say that there are no beachfront high-rises and that there is always plenty of room on the beach, I can tell they’re just about hooked. That’s when I describe the laid-back pace, which the island regulars call “Turtle Time.” By this point, they have that far-away gaze in their eyes. They’re already imagining this wonderful place, and what they see are no crowds, no rushing around, and no worries. Then I close the deal with this refrain: there’s just a whole lot of nothing there. I’ve described the island this way for more than 20 years. But it’s not the best way to tell the story, and it’s certainly not the best way to tell our story. Our mother introduced us to Bald Head Island in November 1994, when she had the great idea (as moms tend to do) to host Thanksgiving here. She’d been here a few times, and quickly fallen in love with it, but for her boys, who were then just making our own ways into the real world, it was our first time. Because my job at the time required that I head back to the mainland that Thanksgiving night, my trip that year was very short. Bald Head’s impact, however, has been anything but. I came back the following summer. And the summer after that. In the summer of 1998, I introduced my law school sweetheart to Bald Head, and we’ve been back every year since. My brothers have fallen under the island’s spell as well. Our mother, this past year, finally became a full-fledged owner. And then there are our children, who make our story so much better. The very first time each of our three kids dipped his or her toes in the ocean was here at Bald Head. For our daughter, it was

in May 2003, when she was eight months old. For our oldest son, it was in May 2005, when he was just three weeks old. For our youngest son, it was in August 2008, when he was three months old. They have come to Bald Head in every year of their lives. Which leads me back to how I should describe this place. Our children are now 17, 14 and 11. Our oldest will be leaving the nest soon, and it’s impossible not to wonder at times such as these whether I’ve missed too much in the years that have so quickly passed. Then we return to Bald Head, which our children claim as their own, and I am reminded of the memories we have made here. On a summer night a few years back, our youngest son and I took a break from the harbor’s Sunset Celebration to find rest just beyond the revelry. He snuggled up close in our chair, and he fell asleep against my chest. I can never visit the Riverside Adventure Company and not look over to that spot and smile. Six years ago, our daughter and her cousin made shell necklaces and sold them to passersby on South Bald Head Wynd. They made good money, which they donated to the Conservancy. This past summer, as a rising high school senior, this same daughter worked with the Conservancy to complete her Gold Award, the highest achievement in Girl Scouting. I could never have imagined that any place could capture her heart as much as Bald Head Island has, and I will always be grateful for how it has inspired her passion. And then there are the summer afternoons, during what we call the “magic hour,” when our oldest son races along the water’s edge, skimboard in hand, hoping to catch that perfect ride. As the sun’s golden light dances softly on the ocean, he becomes a silhouette, and I never tire of the beautiful scene. I could describe so many more of these moments, and that’s really how I should start telling the story. Because here, where there are no crowds, no rushing, and no worries, there is indeed a whole lot of nothing. But, better than that, on Bald Head Island, home to so many of our greatest and happiest memories, there is everything that I could ever want.



DAVID S. BERNE

GORDON DAVIS

Representing both Buyers and Sellers.

Bald Head Island’s Most Experienced Real Estate Agent • MOST TRANSACTIONS COMPLETED 1996-2018

• FAMILY BUILT 1ST HOUSE ON BALD HEAD ISLAND IN 1973

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EAT, DRINK and be MERRY before you BOARD THE FERRY! WE SERVE FRESH MADE

SUBS, SALADS, HOT & COLD SANDWICHES and a wide variety of BREAKFAST items. Enjoy fresh made GOURMET CHEESECAKES, BREADS, SPECIALTY CAKES and CUPCAKES. Serving BEER, WINE, CHAMPAGNE and other COLD AND HOT BEVERAGES. Check out our fresh made TAKE N’ BAKES for dinner or breakfast. Now making delicious Island Oasis ice cream and assorted fruit smoothies.

“Stop in to the cafe on your way to and from the Island for a delicious snack or meal.” LOCATED UPSTAIRS IN THE WAITING LOUNGE OF DEEP POINT MARINA

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BALD HEAD ISLAND MARINA

Your Next Port of Call.

A PPROXIMATELY TWO NAUTICAL MILES OFF THE SOUTHEAST TIP OF NORTH CAROLINA,

the Bald Head Island Marina is a convenient base for mariners cruising the Intracoastal Waterway, Cape Fear River and Atlantic Ocean, or for those who wish to explore and experience Bald Head Island. The 10-acre, protected harbor is framed by floating docks and surrounded by private homes, restaurants, inns and shops. In addition to the traditional seaside pleasures of boating and fishing, Bald Head Island offers 14 miles of pristine beaches, acres of protected salt marshes and tidal creeks, as well as a rare maritime forest. 33.52’ N – 78.00’ W 2 MILES EAST OF ICW MILE MARKER #307 NEAR CAPE FEAR RIVER BUOY #13A

ICE-FREE BASIN WITH LIGHTED ENTRANCE CHANNEL 30-, 50- AND 100-AMP ELECTRIC HOOKUPS

OFFERING EASY ICW AND OCEAN ACCESS VIA A DEEP-WATER SHIPPING CHANNEL WITH FEDERALLY MAINTAINED NAVIGATIONAL AIDS

WIFI AND CABLE TV AVAILABLE

ACCOMMODATES YACHTS TO 100’ WITH 7’ DRAFT AT MLW

GAS AND DIESEL FUEL AVAILABLE VIA HIGH-FLOW PUMPS

RESTROOMS, SHOWER AND LAUNDRY IN CENTRALLY LOCATED BATHHOUSE

For slip rentals call 1-800-234-1666 ext 7380 or 1-910-457-7380 or use VHF channel 16. For Bald Head Island Yacht Club slip sales information, call 1-800-888-3707. 124

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LOCATED ALONG THE CAPE FEAR RIVER IN SOUTHPORT, NC, Deep Point Marina offers comfortable dockage for both large and small vessels, along with easy ocean, ICW and river access. Slips are available for lease on a daily, monthly and annual basis. The Harbormaster Store, open to the general public as well as marina guests, offers beverages, snacks and ice. Transient boaters and annual slipholders enjoy use of the swimming pool, shower and laundry facilities. 33˚ 55.872’ N - 77˚ 59.772’ W • Across from red Cape Fear River buoy #20 • 82 slips accommodating vessels up to 102’ with 8’ draft at MLW • Lighted entrance channel • 30-, 50- and 100-amp electric hookups • Gas, diesel fuel & marine pump-out • Cable TV & wireless internet service • Harbormaster building with laundry, showers, ship’s store and pool • Convenient to Southport’s downtown restaurants, shopping and historic district • Adjacent to the Bald Head Island Mainland Ferry Terminal • Overnight rates are $1.40 per foot, 24’ minimum

1301 Ferry Road, Southport, NC | 910-269-2380 | dpmarina@bhisland.com | VHF channel 16

www.DeepPointMarina.com

For All Your Boating Needs Boating and fishing supplies Snacks and provisions Beer and ice BHI Marina logo wear

Dockmaster Convenience Store Harborside-Bald head island marina

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PLEASE MAKE RESERVATIONS FOR ALL TRANSPORTATION SERVICES To Island: (910) 457-5003 To Mainland: (910) 457-5006 www.BaldHeadIslandFerry.com

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Schedule Key Ferry Service Not Available Tram Service Not Available

Service offered during May through September only. from 2nd ° Offered Saturday of June through Labor Day Weekend

from Memorial °° Offered Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend

Supplemental ferry service departing Deep Point on the half-hour may be provided on holidays as needed. See notices posted at terminal prior to the holiday for details. All times are departure times from terminal listed.

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ISLAND AMENITIES, LANDMARKS & BUSINESSES

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