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13 Island Pets Be On The Lookout Usually, seizures in dogs are straightforward,

caused by epilepsy, toxins, hypoglycemia or brain tumors. But this vet had a recent case that changed the way she diagnosed seizures in dogs forever.

14 Mr. Stabby, Jailbird! A tiny owl got his name when he accidentally

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17 Ask the Aquarium: Soft Shells What’s the story with the soft shell crabs you get in

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17 Crystal Coast SummerFest On July 2 from 4 to 11 p.m. at the Big Rock

Landing, enjoy the Crystal Coast SummerFest, with local seafood, beverages, street vendors and live music to benefit the Wounded Warriors.

18 Prescription For Life Pastor Paul Ortiz of the Island Church shares 13 ISLAND PETS Be on the lookout for neosporosis!

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Harrika’s Brew Haus Happenings

At the Haus in June at 911 Cedar Point Boulevard in Cedar Point. For more information call 252354-7911.

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LIGHTHOUSE CLIMB

Climb the Cape Lookout Lighthouse starting at 10:15 a.m. Self-guided tours start every 15 minutes. For information visit islandexpressferryservices.com.

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Climb the Cape Lookout Lighthouse

[ 10:15AM–4PM ] The Cape Lookout Lighthouse is

open for climbing for self-guided tours of up to 10 people. Children must be at least 44" tall. Regular admission $8, children and seniors $4. Ticket prices do not include cost of ferry transportation. Warning: Climbing the 207 steps to the gallery is roughly equal to climbing a 12-story building. The stairs are narrow and groups going up will share the stairs with groups returning to the bottom. The lighthouse may close at any time if conditions are determined to be unsafe. For more information visit islandexpressferryservices.com or call 252728-7433.

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BEAUFORT FARMERS’ MARKET

Each Saturday morning on the courthouse square in Beaufort. Fresh produce, baked goods, seafood, arts and crafts and much more. Visit oldebeaufortfarmersmarket.org.

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Live On Thursdays (LOTs) Summer Concert Series [ 6–8PM ] Grab a lawn chair and head to

Dockhouse Park at 500 Front Street in Beaufort for free, family friendly fun. 6/7................................................................... The Vegabonds 6/14......................................................................................... TBA 6/21................................................................... Damn Yankees 6/28......................................................................... Dick Knight 7/5........................................................US Marine Corp Band

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EmeraldFest Summer Concerts [ 6:30PM ] The popular EmeraldFest outdoor

concert series is back again this summer, with concerts every Thursday evening on the oceanfront at the Western Ocean Regional Access (located off Islander Drive). Please bring your friends, lawn chairs or a blanket and enjoy some great music from several different genres!

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WHO WAS BLACKBEARD?

A panel discussion about the life of Blackbeard with historians who have spent their lives researching the infamous pirate. At the NC Maritime Museum in Beaufort. 8

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Sunset Lady Swan Cruises

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evenings for a one-hour relaxing and scenic cruise around historic downtown Swansboro, the Intracoastal Waterway and nearby Huggins Island, a part of Hammocks Beach State Park. Enjoy the sights and sounds of being on the water and if you’re lucky you may get a glimpse of some local wildlife. The cruise ends with a beautiful sunset. Call 910-326-2600 or come by the Swansboro Recreation Center, 830 Main Street Extension. Cost is $10 per person; children under 2 are free.

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Olde Beaufort Farmers’ Market [ 8:30AM–1PM ] The Olde Beaufort Farmers’

Market is committed to providing you with a vibrant, friendly shopping experience each Saturday morning. It is our mission each week to bring you fresh local produce, baked goods, seafood, arts and crafts and much more including community organizations, musicians and food trucks. Come enjoy a memorable experience for you and your family each Saturday morning on the courthouse square. For more information visit oldebeaufortfarmersmarket.org.

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Morehead Waterfront Concerts [ 7–8:30PM ] The Morehead City Parks and

Recreation Department sponsors a free summer concert series from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend on the Morehead City Waterfront at Jaycee Park, 807 Shepard Street. 6/9....................................................................... The Backbeat 6/16................................................................................ 4EverAll 6/23.............................................Big Drink Music Company 6/30................................................The Red and White Hots 7/7................................................................................... Kudubai

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SwansFest Summer Concerts

[ 6:30PM ] The Town’s popular SwansFest outdoor

concert series is back again this summer, with concerts every Sunday at The Pavilion at Olde Towne Square. Please bring your friends, lawn chairs or a blanket and enjoy some great music!

6/10..........................................................................Wild Honey 6/17..................................................................... Spare Change 6/24......................................................................Hank Barbee 7/1............................................................................Family Roots 7/8................................................................................... Outliers

JUNE 8–16

60th Annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament

Among the largest and oldest sport fishing tournaments in the country, The Big Rock calls avid deep-sea fishermen to North Carolina’s Crystal Coast for a full week of angling and community celebration. This year’s Big Rock Tournament is the 60th anniversary of its inception. Over the course of the last half-century, many boats have docked here, many tourists have gathered here and many Morehead City natives


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have come and gone. Our mission has always stayed the same: to represent the sportfishing community as superbly as only Morehead City can! A large part of that mission is in generating funds for causes that affect our loved ones and neighbors. JUNE 9

Suddenly in Command Boating Class

What would you do if you were in a boating emergency and the captain was unable to continue due to injury or some other problem? This class intends to help you take charge, assess the situation, establish priorities, protect life and property, so you can get necessary help and move your boat. The class is geared towards anyone who plans to ever step foot on a boat. This class is provided by the local US Coast Guard Auxiliary. For more information, call 910-326-2600 or come by the Swansboro Recreation Center, 830 Main Street Extension. You may register online by visiting us at swansboro.recdesk.com.

JUNE 9

Arts by the Sea Festival

Join us at Swansboro’s Arts by The Sea Festival, held annually on the second Saturday of June in historic downtown Swansboro at the Harry C. Pugliese Pavilion. This festival which takes place on our friendly city by the sea’s beautiful waterfront, features a wide variety of arts, from jewelry, paintings, carvings, photography, sculpture, stained glass and plenty of other crafts, delicious food and wine tastings. There will be entertainment and activities for children as well, you do not want to miss this festival, so come on out and spend the day with us!

JUNE 9

Who Was Blackbeard and Why Do We Care?

[ NOON–1:50PM ] Baylus C. Brooks, Kevin Duffus,

David Moore and Lindley Butler in a panel discussion. The life of Blackbeard the pirate has become enmeshed in legends and lore over the past three centuries—so much so that it is often difficult to separate fact from myth. These historians have spent decades researching historical records trying to shed some light on the life of

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the infamous pirate, the man behind the legend that grew into Blackbeard. This panel will present recently discovered facts about Blackbeard and pirates in North Carolina. At the NC Maritime Museum, 315 Front Street, Beaufort. For information visit ncmaritimemuseumbeaufort.com or call 252-504-7740.

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[ 8:30PM ] Come out for free Wednesday movie

nights at the Circle along the boardwalk in Atlantic Beach at 115 Atlantic Boulevard, Atlantic Beach. Bring chairs or blankets. Rain date is Thursday night.

JUNE 9, 15, 29 | JULY 7

Summer Concerts In The Fort

All concerts are free although donations are most welcomed. Doors open early for picnickers and all who want to take in the beautiful setting. Just in case it rains the concerts will be held inside the Education Center at the Fort. At Fort Macon, 2303 East Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach. For more information call 252-726-3775.

JUNE 14

Shackleford Banks Hike: Did Blackbeard See Horses?

June 9, 1 p.m........................Morehead Brass Consortium Pop and Classic Tunes June 15, 6:30 p.m..........................................Saltwater Gold Something for Everyone June 29, 6:30 p.m.....................................................Telluride Beach, Bluegrass and Country Music July 7, 1 p.m.................................................. The Mad Fiddler Fiddle Favorites at Their Best JUNE 10, 18, 24

Hammocks Beach State Park Kayak Tour

Enjoy this ranger-guided trip through the adjacent marsh water as we explore some of the ecosystems which make this part of North Carolina so special. Kayaks, paddles and lifejackets will be provided. Must be 13 years and older to participate. Seating is limited; registration is required by contacting the park office at 910-326-4881.

JUNE 10

Exploring the Heavens

[ 2–3PM ] Join us in the Visitor Center’s large

auditorium as special guest NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador Lisa Pelletier-Harman shares an overview of the first non-terrestrial telescope, NASA’s Hubble. Learn how it has changed our understanding of the universe, some of the mission’s highlights and an introduction to the next step in observing’s evolution, the James Webb Telescope. At 2303 East Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach. For information call 252-7263775.

JUNE 13

Movie Night at Atlantic Beach

Experience Outer Banks heritage and wildlife with a guided hike on Shackleford Banks, part of the Cape Lookout National Seashore. Participants will see an undeveloped barrier island like Blackbeard may have seen. This field trip requires hiking through sandy terrain for long distances. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult, not suitable for children under 12. Advance registration required. Call the Program Registrar at 252504-7758. Cost is $30. North Carolina Maritime Museum, 315 Front Street, Beaufort, NC 28516. For information call 252-504-7740 or visit ncmaritimemuseumbeaufort.com.

JUNE 14

Flag Retirement Ceremony

[ 5–7PM ] It will surprise many people that the

proper way to retire a damaged or tattered flag is to, in fact, burn it—but there is a method. The Beaufort Historic Site’s Living History Program will celebrate Flag Day with a demonstration of the proper procedure for retiring the old Red, White and Blue on the grounds of the Beaufort Historic Site. Doug Cawman will lead guests through the official procedure from start to finish. After the flag is cut into pieces, they are ceremoniously burned one by one, starting with the stripes and ending with the blue field. This event is free and open to the public. Guests are encouraged to bring their own flags that might be ready to be retired to take part in the event. At 150 Turner Street, Beaufort. For more information, call 252-728-5225,

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JUNE 15

Out of School Bash & Interactive Playground

[ 11AM–1PM ] Join us in the Newport Community

Park for an Out of School Bash equipped with Bazooka Battle, Human Foosball and Galaxy Arena. At 200 Howard Boulevard in Newport. For more information call 252-223-4749.

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Alive at Five Outdoor Concert [ 5–8PM ] Hosted by Downtown Morehead City,

JUNE 15

ON THE BORDER

On The Border: The Ultimate Eagles Tribute Band comes to Morehead City. Prepare to be amazed at tboth their style and their sound. For information call 252-497-8919.

Alive at Five is a free summer concert series the first and third Fridays of each month during the summer. Concerts take place at Jaycee Park at 807 Shepard Street between Bask Hotel and the waterfront. Free public restrooms are available on site with handicap ramp access. Bring your blankets and chairs! Beverage concessions are available. Limited boat parking is available during the concerts at the Jaycee Docks. No coolers or outside beverages permitted. 6/15.................................................................. Liquid Pleasure 7/6............................................................................ Night Years

JUNE 15

Spare Change in Concert at The Big Rock

[ 8–11PM ] The Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament

will celebrate their 60th Anniversary event this year and have added a free community concert featuring the ever popular band, Spare Change. Come out and enjoy the fun! At 707 Shepard Street, Morehead City.

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MOVIE IN THE PARK

at the Newport Community Park. Activities start at 6:30 p.m., movie begins at 7:30. June 16 title is Peter Rabbit. Jumanji will be shown June 21. At 200 Howard Boulevard.

JUNE 15

On the Border: The Ultimate Eagles Tribute Band

[ 8–10PM ] The talented lineup of musicians that

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Join a park ranger for a trip to Shackleford Banks for a look a wild horse behaviors. For information call Cape Lookout National Seashore at 252-728-2250.

Daddy Daughter Dance

Come join Swansboro Parks and Recreation and Miss Swansboro Scholarship Beauty Pageant for a event to remember! We are proud to present a Daddy Daughter Dance for a magical afternoon full of fun, food and finery. This fancy gala will take place at the Town Hall Community Room and you will not want to miss out. Tickets are $30 per couple and $10 per additional child prior to the event and $40 per couple and $15 per additional child at the door. For more information, call 910-326-2600 or come by the Swansboro Recreation Center, 830 Main Street Extension. You can register online at swansboro.recdesk.com JUNE 16

Van Trip: Fossil Museum

Join Swansboro Parks and Recreation as we whisk you off to an adventure! We will be headed in the van for a trip to the Aurora Fossil Museum. Visit them online at aurorafossilmuseum.org. This cool trip will have us touring the facility and then hitting the pits to find some super-cool fossils. No unaccompanied minors for this one. Rain or shine, we plan to be back around 3 p.m. so bring a bagged lunch. For more details, call 910-326-2600 or stop by 830 Main Street Extension. JUNE 16

Pogie’s PaddlePalooza

Alongside the Swansboro Parks and Recreation Pogie’s Fishing Center will be hosting the Pogies PaddlePalooza! If you are interested in paddle sports, this is the day for novices and experts alike. For more information, call 910-326-2600 or come by the Swansboro Recreation Center, 830 Main Street Extension. You may register online by visiting us at swansboro.recdesk.com.

makes up On the Border hail from Boston down to Charlotte. What sets this Eagles tribute apart from any other, is they were each hand-selected to play the respected member. Not only to recreate the music of that Eagles member, but just as importantly, emulate their sound as well. On the Border does just that and exceptionally well. Prepare to be amazed! At 1311 Arendell Street, Morehead City. For tickets and information visit carteretcommunitytheatre.com or call 252-4978919.

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Essential Oils Make and Take

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Join Beth Bidwell as we take Essential Oils 101 a step further! This class will be a hands-on adventure—take home DIY items that you can use. This session will build off June’s Essential Oils 101 and participants will make and take a pampering and restorative clay facial mask and a sugar scrub! Please make sure to pre-register by calling 910-326-2600 or come by the Swansboro Recreation Center, 830 Main Street Extension. You can register online at swansboro.recdesk.com. You must pre-register by June 13 for special price.

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Emerald Isle Sea Turtle Crawl [ 6AM–8PM ] The 5th Annual Alzheimer’s

Association Longest Day Emerald Isle Sea Turtle Crawl is an event to raise funds and awareness of Alzheimer’s disease. We will walk the beach from sunrise to sunset in honor of those living with and those lost to Alzheimer’s disease. Join us on Facebook Emerald Isle Sea Turtle Crawl

JUNE 16, 21

Join us in the Newport Community Park as part of Newport Public Library’s summer reading program. This is a free event! There will be activities for the kids beginning at 6:30 p.m. and will also include information for the summer reading program. The movie will begin at 7:30 p.m. Bring a blanket or a lawn chair and enjoy the kickoff to all the town’s summer events! At 200 Howard Boulevard, Newport. For more information call 252-223-4749. 6/16.........................................................................Peter Rabbit 6/21..................................................................................Jumanji


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animals of the Rachel Carson Reserve. A guided hike will take you through the different habitats found on Town Marsh and Bird Shoal. Under 18 must be accompanied by an adult, not suitable for children under 12. Advance reservations required. At 315 Front Street, Beaufort. For information call 252-504-7740.

Life Force). The teacher will provide knowledge and practice of its use. The following components are included; meditation, energy anatomy, standard hand positions, individual sessions and long-distance transfers. Students will receive an attunement, manual, treatment and a certificate. You can register online at swansboro.recdesk.com. Please make sure to pre-register by June 17 by calling 910-326-2600 or come by the Swansboro Recreation Center, 830 Main St. Ext.

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Mark your calendars for the Carteret County Parks and Recreation Beach Run Series. Join in the fun with a run on the sand. Offering 1 Mile, 5K or 10K. Fun for the entire family. No running experience needed. All ages and skill levels welcome! All runs take place on the beach at the Atlantic Beach Circle. For more details and to register and pay online, visit ccpr.recdesk.com or call 252-808-3301.

At the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City, this event features more than 40 booths of antiques and collectibles, as well as a gourmet Tea Room. At 3505 Arendell Street, Morehead City. For information call 252-728-5225.

Explore Rachel Carson Reserve [ 9–11:30AM ] Discover the various plants and

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JUNE 22–23

Championship Double Figure 8 & Demolition Derby

[ 8PM ] JM Motorsport Productions will invade

JUNE 19

Invest in Your Wellness: Skin Care

Join health and wellness advocate Martha Smith Massaad to create a lifestyle for healthier skin! This class will discuss the ins and outs and how to change your risk factors with food, natural alternatives and essential oils to change and protect you from and the skin you are in. For more information, call 910-326-2600 or come by the Swansboro Recreation Center, 830 Main Street Extension. You can register online at swansboro. recdesk.com

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JUNE 21

Sounds Like Summer At The Park

[ 5–7PM ] Come out to Atlantic Beach this summer

for free concerts in the park on Thursday nights.

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Reiki Level 1 Class

Reiki Level One instruction attunes one for the transmission of energy, (prana, chi, qi, Universal

the Newport Flea Mall and event grounds for the first time ever. The show on Friday, June 22, features Championship Double Figure 8 Racing and on Saturday, June 23, features the Demolition Derby. Food concessions are available including hot dogs, hamburgers, fries, nachos, ice cream and popcorn. At 196 Carl Garner Road, Newport. For information call 252-223-2085. JUNE 21–23

Evening at the Cape

Bring your own flashlight and experience the island and the lighthouse as the keepers did: in the dark of night. Hear stories of the light keepers, watch the sunset and moon and stars come out on the unlit beaches of Cape Lookout National Seashore. Discover a different side to your favorite beach! The cost of the program is $28 per person (price includes ferry fee) and is non-refundable (weather dependent). Reservations are required. There will be only one ferry trip on each date for Evening at the Cape. The ferry will depart Harkers Island at 7:30 p.m. and return at about 10 p.m. Reservations for the evening programs will be accepted on Monday of the week prior to each month’s dates. All reservations must be made online through Recreation.gov. You will need to

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create a profile on this website before you can complete your reservation. JUNE 23

Horse Sense & Survival Tours Join a park ranger on a trip to Shackleford Banks to get an in-depth look at wild horse behaviors and the management practices needed to maintain a wild horse herd. For information call Cape Lookout National Seashore at 252-728-2250 ext. “0.” JUNE 28

Kayak the Salt Marsh Learn about local history and the importance of salt marshes while on the water. Basic instruction and safety lessons followed by a relaxing paddle through a salt marsh. Ages 12 and up, under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Participants must know how to swim and some kayak experience is recommended. Advance registration required. Call the program registrar at 252-5047758. Cost is $30 per person ($20 with own kayak). North Carolina Maritime Museum, 315 Front Street, Beaufort. For information call 252-5047740 or visit ncmaritimemuseumbeaufort.com. JUNE 29, 30 | JULY 1, 6, 7, 8

‘Grease’ at Carteret Community Theatre Here is Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: ducktailed, hot-rodding Burger Palace Boys and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking Pink Ladies in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical. Head greaser Danny Zuko and new (good) girl Sandy Dumbrowski try to relive the high romance of their “Summer Nights” as the rest of the gang sings and dances its way through such songs as “Greased Lightnin’,” “It’s Raining on Prom Night,” “Alone at the Drive-In Movie”. June 29–30, July 6–7 at 7:30 p.m. and July 1 and 8 at 2:00 p.m. General admission seats are $18-$24 in advance, $20-$25 day of show. At 1311 Arendell Street, Morehead City. For more information visit carteretcommunitytheatre.com or call 252-4978919.

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Carteret County Arts & Crafts Coalition Summer Show 2018

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Swansboro 4th of July Celebrations

Juried sale of arts and crafts of coastal artisans held three weekends in a year. Held at the Beaufort Historic Site and hosted by the Carteret County Arts and Crafts Coalition, this is the perfect occasion to browse and buy the work of coastal artists and craftsman. At 150 Tuner Street, Beaufort. For information call 252-728-5225.

Celebrating our country’s birthday is a nationwide event and Swansboro serves up its July 4th celebration each year with family-friendly activities all day along with live music at the Swansboro Pavilion (corner of Front and Church streets), culminating with an awe inspiring fireworks show at 9 p.m. over the water for all to see.

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Morehead City 4th of July Celebration

Crystal Coast Summer Festival [ 4–11PM ] The Crystal Coast Summer Festival is

a community event at Big Rock Landing on the Morehead City waterfront. The Festival features live music, local seafood, beverages, street vendors and beautiful waterfront views. The mission of the festival is to honor our active duty and retired military with proceeds from the event benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project. We feel that the 4th of July weekend is the perfect time to honor our nation’s history, active and retired duty military, while at the same time supporting the Wounded Warrior Project. General admission tickets are available with a $5 suggested donation, VIP tickets and more information are available online at www. CCSummerFest.com. All ages are welcome and families are encouraged to attend. Wear your red, white and blue to the event and celebrate and honor with us.

JULY 4

Pine Knoll Shores Independence Day Parade [ 10–11AM ] At Garner Park in Pine Knoll Shores.

Oakleaf Dr., Pine Knoll Shores.

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Celebrate with The Main Event Band at 7 p.m. and stay for the fireworks starting at 9 p.m. at Jaycee Park, 807 Shepard Street in Morehead City. This event is free and open to the public. For more information on the concert series, contact Kirk Peterson at the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Department, 252-726-5083.

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4 of July Fireworks off Bogue Inlet Pier Emerald Isle th

The Town will again present July 4th beginning at 9 p.m. Parking will be available at Bogue Inlet Pier as well as along NC 58 in Emerald Isle. The fireworks will also be visible from Bogue Sound and the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway.

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4th of July in Beaufort

Join the party! Beaufort will turn red, white and blue to celebrate the nations independence. Come out for the annual July 4th parade at 11 a.m. or – even better – join it! Call Martha by July 3 at 252-728-3917 to grab your spot. After the parade, enjoy free ice cream at the County Courthouse on the corner of Turner Street and Highway

70. Head to Gallant’s Channel and watch at the skies light up over Beaufort! The fireworks start at 9 p.m., but be sure to get there earlier to grab a prime patch of grass. The Beaufort Fire Department will be selling shaved ice to raise money for the department. Parking is available on site or you can catch the trolley from Front Street Village at 7 p.m. Trolleys return after the fireworks are done. No coolers please.

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4th of July Celebration in Atlantic Beach

Join us at the Circle for fireworks starting at 9pm! JULY 7

BHA’s Summer Party

[ 7–11PM ] Come celebrate the summer in

Beaufort at our fabulous summer party held at the Beaufort Historic Site. Featuring catered food from Scarborough Fare, an open bar, live music by the band Light Years, online bidding for live and silent auction with the proceeds benefiting the Beaufort Historical Association. Tickets are $100 per person. At 150 Tuner Street, Beaufort. For information call 252-728-5225.

JULY 7

Great 4th Race

Traditionally-rigged sailing craft rally to celebrate the historic voyages that carried the news of the signing of the Declaration of Independence to the Outer Banks. The fleet of boats will be in Taylor’s Creek between 9 and 10 a.m. The start and finish line for the race is in Taylors Creek, just off the dock of the Museum’s Harvey Smith Watercraft Center. The course covers between six and twenty miles and is designed so that the race will last between four and eight hours. Boat registration required for participation; call 252-728-2762. €

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MICHELLE COX, DVM

HAVING HEALTHY PETS

Island Pets Be On the Lookout!

I WHAT IS NEOSPOROSIS? Neosporosis is a deadly parasite that lives in infected cattle, deer and other cervidae (a great reason NOT to feed your pets raw meat). Dogs, coyotes, gray wolves and dingoes are definitive hosts. These animals are capable of shedding oocysts in feces after eating tissue of infected hosts. Neospora oocysts have an impervious shell that enables them to survive in soil and water for prolonged periods after the feces have decomposed. Intermediate host, such as cattle, become infected by ingesting oocysts. Once the dog eats the infected raw meat, the oocytes burst and the life cycle of the parasite starts all over again.

DIAGNOSIS & PREVENTION OF NEOSPOROSIS Dogs that are clinically affected and symptomatic usually do not shed oocysts in their feces. It is very rare to find this parasite in routine fecal exams. A blood test performed by your veterinarian is the best way to diagnose this disease. Early detection is paramount for full recovery. There is no canine vaccine at this time. Preventing your pet from eating raw meat is the best possible prevention. Hunters should be aware and not leave carcasses in the field if possible. Cattle and dairy farmers should take measures to remove deceased cattle and aborted fetuses from their farm. I wrote this article because I think it is important for the public to be aware of this disease. There have been coyote sightings in Emerald Isle and they have pretty much eliminated our feral cat population. If you own a cat, I strongly suggest you keep it inside. Small dogs should never go out unattended. Coyotes have also been seen in Greenville, Kinston and Goldsboro. WRITTEN IN LOVING MEMORY OF DIXIE SMITH 10/23/15 – 01/15/18.

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n my 24 years of practicing veterinary medicine most of my seizure cases have been pretty straightforward. Usually seizures in dogs are caused by epilepsy, toxins, hypoglycemia or brain tumors. Recently I had a case that changed the way I will diagnose seizures in dogs forever. When we first opened Island Pet in November 2017, Kori Smith came to see me with her 2-year-old dog, Dixie. Kori was extremely distraught. Her dog had started to have grand mal seizures 7 months prior and they were escalating in duration and frequency. During the first few months of Dixie’s seizures, Kori took Dixie to several veterinarians and was given an anticonvulsant medication. Her most recent veterinarian had continued to increase the dose, yet there had been no decrease in Dixie’s seizure activity. After multiple visits to the same veterinarian she was repeatedly told the dog likely had epilepsy or a brain tumor and there was nothing more they could do. At one office visit, after Dixie experienced a day of cluster seizures (more than three seizures in a 24-hour period), the same vet suggested Kori could either take Dixie to the vet school three hours away for a CT scan to rule out a brain tumor or euthanize Dixie. She felt defeated, scared and unsure of where to turn next. Kori has two young boys and her husband was deployed to Japan. Taking Dixie to the vet school hours away was not only cost prohibitive but nearly impossible without the help of her husband. When I saw Dixie for the first time she seemed like a normal dog. I reviewed the bloodwork and there were no abnormal findings. At their first visit I changed Dixie’s seizure medication along with adding a medication to administer during a seizure to help shorten the length of the seizure and post-ictal period (the hours following a seizure). After several days on this medication Kori revealed that Dixie’s condition had deteriorated. Dixie had become disoriented and aggressive, acting completely different than she ever had before. Dixie had always been a loving lap dog who was now constantly pacing, whimpering and refusing to acknowledge her family. After trying a third type of anticonvulsant with no improvement I realized I was dealing with something entirely different than typical seizure. At this point I consulted with an internist who agreed and advised me to start Dixie on Prednisone and two antibiotics, Clindamycin and Trimethoprim Sulpha and also suggested I test her for Neospora. Dixie immediately improved after starting on Prednisone and the two antibiotics. She went from seizing multiple times a week to not having any seizures at all. Her aggression had subsided and Kori said the pacing and whining had stopped. Though these medications seemed to be working, I was still very surprised when her Neospora titer came back >200, a very strong positive. How had she gotten this disease? Recently in Eastern North Carolina, coyotes have become very prevalent and they are reservoirs (or hosts) for Neospora. When discussing this with Kori she said she had seen coyotes near her home in Cape Carteret and furthermore Dixie had been caught eating a deer carcass 8 weeks prior to the onset of her seizures. After Dixie’s diagnosis of Neospora on December 6, 2018, she lived seizure-free for nearly six weeks while continuing to take Prednisone, Clindamycin and a daily anti-seizure medication. Just long enough to spend Christmas with her family and play in the snow for the first time (during a rare snow storm here in Eastern NC) with her two human brothers. On January 15, the day Kori’s husband returned from Japan, Dixie experienced eight grand mal seizures within two hours. During those two hours Dixie never regained full consciousness and her family knew it was time. Because she went undiagnosed for seven months the parasite had encysted in her brain and Dixie lost her life to Neospora. Kori Smith now works part time at my hospital while her children are in school. € CarolinaSalt.com » June / July 2018 CAROLINA SALT 13


OUTER BANKS WILDLIFE SHELTER LINDA BERGMAN–ALTHOUSE

Mr. Stabby, Jailbird!

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ost people are able to identify big owls such as a barn, barred or great horned or even a snowy owl if they’ve seen a Harry Potter movie, but how about the little owls that do not go “hoo, hoo, hoo” at night? Very small owls, not much larger than adult robins or European starlings, live amongst us inconspicuously in parks and shady suburbs where many human residents are unaware that a tiny owl called a screech is their neighbor. Although they are quite common in our area, there will be occasions when an injured screech owl is misidentified during the call-in to our shelter as a baby great horned owl. Most people just don’t expect owls to be that small and do not realize it is close to fully grown. When a lieutenant from the Carteret County Sheriff’s Department recently saw a gray owlet on a country road close to a forest line, he had a pretty good idea it was a screech but had no idea why it was sitting there, alone, not even close to a possible nest overhead. With so much wind on that Saturday night a theory formed that the baby had been blown out of a nest and because he couldn’t get back up the tree, beat feet in confusion and ended up where he ended up. Thankfully for that little owl, the kind deputy happened by to help him. Because it was very late and our shelter was unable to receive the baby owl, he spent the night in jail. How many owls will be able to share that story with their offspring? Early Sunday morning, the tiny screech was delivered to the Outer Banks Wildlife Shelter where he is being raised for his eventual return to the wild. During check-in at the shelter, the officer told us that, although he felt sure the little owl didn’t mean to, his talons grabbed the deputy’s hand while being picked up and unfortunately, drew blood. For that reason, the officer named him “Mr. Stabby.” Of course, any wildlife being handled by humans is experiencing highly abnormal contact. They will be scared and utilize whatever defenses they have. With owls, large or small, their talons can cut like a knife! At the shelter, we will wear leather gloves when the need arises to handle Mr. Stabby. The Eastern screech owl is a short, compact bird with a large head and almost no neck. Its wings are rounded; its tail is short and square. Pointed ear tufts are prominent when raised, lending its head a distinctive silhouette. Eastern screech owls can be either mostly gray or mostly reddish-brown. Whatever the overall color, they are patterned with bands and spots that give the bird excellent camouflage against tree bark. Their eyes are most often bright yellow. Eastern screech owls have gray-green bills. They are about 7 to 10 inches tall and have a wingspan of 18 to 24 inches. They hunt from perches, swoop down on prey and snatch a meal with welldeveloped raptorial claws. They usually carry their food to their nest before eating it. Their curved bill and talons are used as tools to tear their meals into pieces small enough for them to swallow. A screech owl’s prey includes insects they catch in midair such as beetles, moths and crickets; reptiles such as lizards, frogs, earthworms and small snakes; and small mammals to include bats and mice and other small birds. They are opportunistic hunters and will even grab a small fish occasionally. Screech owls are known to tackle prey much large than themselves, such as adult rabbits or ducks. Their excellent sense of hearing helps to locate prey in any habitat. Their digestive system requires the expulsion of a few pellets a day that contain fur, feathers, bones and teeth. Eastern screech owls are nocturnal and far more often heard than seen. Most birdwatchers 14 CAROLINA SALT June / July 2018 » CarolinaSalt.com

know this species only from its trilling or whinnying song. Although this cavity-roosting owl prefers trees, it can be attracted to nest boxes if erected at least 10 to 30 feet above ground. During the day and if you’re extremely sharp-eyed, you may spot a screech owl at the entrance of its home in a tree cavity or a strategically placed and enticing nest box. Breeding season for Eastern screech owls is generally mid-April but can range from mid-March to mid-May. Screech Owls mate for life but will accept a new partner if something happens to their previous mate. Grey and amber SO’s will mate together. Nests are almost always found in deciduous trees such as oaks, elms, maples, sycamores, willows, apples and occasionally in pines where three to five white eggs are laid on the natural floor of a cavity. No nesting material is added and pairs of screech owls will often reuse nest sites through the years, to include former woodpecker cavities. Incubation averages 26 days and these monogamous pairs share the care for their hatchlings. The male takes on the responsibility of providing food for his mate during incubation and they both will hunt for food to feed their offspring. Although the young owls leave the nest at about four weeks after hatching, they are still fed by their parents and taught to hunt from dusk until dawn for quite some time. Mr. Stabby, our little jailbird, is still very much a baby and his human foster parents at the shelter are tending to his needs. He is a hearty eater and growing in strength and size, but when appropriate and before his release, we must ensure his capability to hunt for food and recognize dangerous predators such as larger owls, weasels, raccoons, snakes, crows and blue jays that might be in his path. The shelter boards a resident screech owl who we rely on to help us teach him everything he needs to know in the wild. Although it may be rare, one screech owl’s longevity on record states over 20 years and we are intently focused on giving Mr. Stabby the very best chance at living a long and healthy screech owl life! €

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A Life Of Invention

uthor Randy J. Eubanks was born and raised in Eastern North Carolina on a small farm near Trenton. He started his first business when he was 21. He is currently pursuing his lifelong passion of motivational speaking on life lessons, values and good old common sense in which he writes and speaks from the wise teachings from his dad. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Randy has been married to his high school sweetheart, Angela, for 40 years.

Tell our readers about your book, ‘My Dad, The Smartest 7th Grader On Earth.” This book is the story of a businessman, World War II veteran and most of all a loving father, who enjoyed making people’s lives easier by inventing things. I tie in exciting and sometimes humorous stories of real-life events surrounding each invention. I take the reader through the journey of the hopes and disappointments me and my dad experienced during the development and marketing of these inventions. His motto was, “I never give up! Next!” He was a visionary who was not afraid of chasing his dreams. He was relentless in building and rebuilding his inventions until the end products were how he pictured them in his mind. His pursuit for his inventing passion never took away from putting food on the table. He developed beneficial habits by keeping his mind, body and spirit in shape by continuously thinking of making better products, by speed walking daily and consistently reading his bible and worshipping at his local church. Even though his formal education was limited, he owns five patents. The character, humor and common sense of my father is revealed in the stories of the various inventions.

that he designed over the years. I would just start writing how each invention came to be. I organized it later into chapters. I wrote about the inventions in time sequence starting with his first invention in 1956. I would then weave in the stories around each invention. I wasn’t concerned about the structure in the beginning. I would let my thoughts flow and start typing. My goal was to write a page a day or 30 minutes at a time. Some days I would write four or five pages and stay with it for an hour or so. Other days, I would skip and not write at all. After I finished writing the manuscript, I named the chapters around a story or thought process I wanted to highlight. It took a while because in the beginning I developed an unproductive habit which is called procrastination. In late 2015 I got extremely motivated to finish the work because I knew my dad wasn’t going to be around forever. Him and mom were now living in an assisted living facility and he was starting to lose his desire to exercise and to create things as he had always done. I knew it would rejuvenate him and give him something to talk about. Plus, I wanted to involve him in as many book signings as he would be able to attend. He did get a chance to tell the doctors and nurses in the hospital that his son wrote a book about him. It was funny listening to him urging them to buy the book in the future. Unfortunately, he passed before my first book signing will take place on June 16 at Pollocksville Elementary School at 1 p.m., which ironically is Father’s Day weekend. CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE

What inspired you to write it? I started taking notes in April 2007 of our experience in Tampa, Florida, auditioning for The American Inventor Show. At the time, I just wanted a record of our experience as a father and his adult son taking a week out of their life to go on an adventure together and as a keepsake to refer to later when I read to my grandchildren and tell them about the life of their great-granddad. What an adventure it turned out to be. The notes I took of that adventure started to evolve into a book after my dad retired. He retired at the ripe early age of 80 which for him was a mistake. He should have cut back to a couple days a week. I started noticing a few years later he started to lose some of his drive and motivation. The goal then was to write a book in which him and I could take a trip down memory lane together to revive his momentum. The good news is I was involved in most of his inventions and had firsthand knowledge. I was able to read him half of the manuscript before he passed away in May of this year. The goal now is for his legacy to live on. I think we are losing a lot of the common-sense values and work ethic that people in my dad’s generation possessed. Today, we need good role models and examples like my dad to follow. Plus, I have always wanted to write motivational and self-help material. I got in the habit as a toastmaster to write out my speeches. I had written many speeches on my dad and his inventions. I have kept them all. I was able to weave in a lot of what I had written into this book.

What were some special challenges you faced when writing your book? I started writing in 2007 and I submitted it to Page Publishing in November 2017, when it was approved, so it took 10 years to complete. As I was structuring the manuscript, I would pick a theme and start writing. In the case of the book, the themes were the different inventions

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What do you hope readers will come away with after reading your book? I hope that my readers will feel a sense of hope and encouragement to live out their dreams and to realize they can become whatever they set their mind to become no matter how much or how little they start out with. He set the example of working hard and teaching his children to never give up. He taught his children to try hard at any goal in life. If we failed in the beginning, he encouraged us to keep trying until we figured out a way to make our goal become a reality. I realize that everyone was not blessed with a loving father who set a good example. We don’t get to choose our parents. I was lucky to have a daddy that inspired me to become the man I am today. There are many people who will read this book who either had a father who abused them or there was no daddy at all. You can overcome that upbringing by associating yourself with positive role models who got it right. If someone told you that you will never amount to anything, don’t believe that lie. With the right mindset and attitude, you can live out your dreams. We can also have positive role models and mentors through people we read about in books. My dad is one of those mentors I will share with you. Even though most of you never met my dad, I hope after reading this book you will see the type of man it takes to be an inspiring, motivating and loving father that we all need to help us cope in today’s world. Feel free to use my daddy as a mentor through the words of this book to encourage you and to teach you how to be the father or parent that you can become to your children or future children.

In honor of Father’s Day, what are some words of wisdom your father shared with you that you think folks could benefit from today? One of my dad’s favorite sayings was, “Your actions speak so loud, I can’t hear a word you are saying.” Somebody is looking at your life right now and is taking notice of your actions. My dad would encourage you to be aware of your actions. He always said, “We have freedom of choice, but we don’t have the freedom of the consequences.” So, make wise choices in which you have control of to have fewer regrets when you get older. My dad was a man of his word. His advice to me was to be careful what I promised. After I made the promise, make sure that I followed through and kept my word. My dad believed in protecting and developing a good reputation by being true to others and in the meantime and more importantly being true to yourself. He believed in nurturing good values based on the teachings of Jesus Christ. He was a man of God who “loved his neighbor as himself.” He was always on time for any appointment. He always said, “If you can’t be early, don’t show up.” He lived a life demonstrating the following philosophy: “Don’t tell me how much you know until you show me how much you care.” My dad cared about everyone he met and he would encourage you this Father’s Day to do the same.

How can our readers find your book? My book, “My Dad, The Smartest 7th Grader on Earth,” will be available for purchase around Father’s Day. You will be able to order in paper or hardback from amazon.com or barnesandnoble.com. Digital copies will also be available through Amazon, Apple iTunes, Barnes & Noble and Google Play. The book and other pertinent information will also be available on my website, www.randyeubanks.com. Feel free to contact me through my website for events for which you need a motivational speaker. I am available for bookings to speak on my book or other speech topics including freedom of choice, but not the freedom of consequences; the emotional bank account; resilience; and discover your purpose in life. I have experience in speaking to several types of adult organizations and youth groups no matter the size of the crowd. I can also craft a speech according to your topic. €


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“Soft-shell” usually refers to a blue crab that has shed its old shell and hasn’t had time for its new shell to harden. During this stage, the crab is very soft. After removing organs, the entire crab can be cooked and eaten—soft shell, legs and all. Crabs must shed their shells to grow. This is also known as molting. When a crab gets too big for its current shell, a split forms along the back. The split widens and the crab backs out of its old shell. The crab is very soft and vulnerable at this stage and is considered a “soft shell.” Young crabs grow quickly and must shed every few weeks. As crabs age, shedding slows. Old or very large crabs may only once a year. Two to three years is considered the average life span for blue crabs. The older the crab, the more difficult the molt. Soft shell season runs spring through early fall, depending on location. Soft shells can be legally harvested only after reaching a certain size. The larger the crab, the more expensive. Crab farms and recreational and commercial fishermen harvest and market these delicacies. Blue crabs are a popular seafood at any growth stage in North Carolina and are common in all North Carolina coastal waters. According to fisheries statistics, more than 30 million pounds were harvested commercially in 2011with a dockside value of $21 million. Like North Carolina, most states have regulations governing both recreational and commercial crab fisheries in order to manage the resource. € Discover more fascinating facts about North Carolina’s aquatic environments and inhabitants by visiting the aquarium. Call 1-800-832-FISH for more information. € A FUNDRAISER & CONCERT TO HONOR OUR NATION & THE WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT®

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he Crystal Coast Summer Festival is a community event hosted on July 1 at Big Rock Landing on the Morehead City waterfront. The Festival runs from 4-10 p.m. featuring live music, NC local seafood, beverages, street vendors and beautiful waterfront views. The mission of the festival is to honor our active duty and retired military with proceeds from the event benefiting the Wounded Warrior Project. We feel that the 4th of July weekend is the perfect time to honor our nation’s history, active and retired duty military, while at the same time supporting the Wounded Warrior Project. Gates open at 4 p.m. with street vendors, drinks and fresh local NC Seafood. Chairman of the Board goes on the main stage live at 5pm, bringing soulful sounds to the Morehead City waterfront. Chairman of the Board has been a staple of the music community since the 1970s and they continue to impress coastal crowds today. Following Chairman of the Board’s performance, The Breakfast Club cranks up at 8pm. The Breakfast Club is the longest running, most recognized ’80s tribute band in the United States. Formed in 1993, the group was the first of its kind. The mission was simple: create an entertainment group that embodied the enigmatic, creative and buoyant spirit of music and live performances of the original MTV generation of the 1980s. That mission remains today. General admission tickets are available with a $5 suggested donation, VIP tickets and more information are available online at ccsummerfest.com. All ages are welcome and families are encouraged to attend. Wear your red, white and blue to the event and celebrate and honor with us! € CarolinaSalt.com » June / July 2018 CAROLINA SALT 17


A MOMENT OF REFLECTION

PAUL ORTIZ

PRESCRIPTION FOR LIFE AN ISLAND CHURCH PERSPECTIVE

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dear friend of mine who is no longer with us would often share a story about his father that always left me inspired. My friend’s father was often asked why he would tell people about Jesus. His reply would always lead with a question: “My friend, if you had terminal cancer and I had the cure, wouldn’t you want me to share the cure with you?” The world is sick. For a long time now, the sickness has grown. It is getting worse by the day. Hopelessness is seen clearly in the absence of decent behavior, moral decay and growing violence. Broken homes, high divorce rates and fatherless children are the new normal. God’s Word reveals why and gives us hope. “For what can be known about God is plain to them, because God has shown it to them. For His invisible attributes, namely, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world,in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.” [ROMANS 1:19-20] “By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of  things that are visible.” [HEBREWS 11:3] This world was created by God. If left to man, you would never know it. Since the beginning, man has been rejecting God because man wants to have rule. We want to have rule over our own lives and not live without the call of a holy God and His Word. So, we just say there is no God and ignore Him. We ignore His written Word and call it ancient and mythical. We remove Him from our lives in every way and form. And why do we do this? We remove God because in our minds, if we ignore Him we don’t need to acknowledge Him or His ways. What’s left are a people without purpose. A people who walk through life searching for hope without God. A people searching for meaning without God. A people walking in darkness because they have neglected the Light of God. In schools, we have replaced God with humanism. It doesn’t seem to be working though. Our children are taught a theory as fact and left to believe they are nothing more than the result of an evolutionary process that started out as one cell in a pool somewhere and then evolved into an ape-like creation. We just continued to evolve into what we are today. When we believe this, God is completely out of the picture. When we believe this, it can leave us wondering what are we here for? What is the point of it all? The God of the universe created us with purpose. We are created in His image. Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” [GENESIS 1:26] The world is sick. When God created the world, He left a prescription for how to live in such a way that would please Him and bring glory to Him, the Creator of it all. That prescription is His Word the Bible. Yes, a lot of people will argue there’s a lot of bad in the Bible. And there is, but all the bad is a result of the rebellion of man against God and His ways. This world is dying and the only cure is to repent and turn back to Him. We are suffering from a heart condition—hearts without God!  “His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire.” [2 PETER 1:3-4] So, if you were sick and nothing is going to make you better except to take the prescription you had been given…wouldn’t you take it? Why do we ignore God when He has provided the way for an abundant life now and eternal life later? We are all in need of the prescription of life that has been given by the one true living God. Our hearts are sick because we reject the remedy. €

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Paul Ortiz is a follower of Jesus Christ, not religion. A husband and father, he is pastor of The Island Church in Emerald Isle. Reach him at paul@TheIslandChurchEI.org


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ith the school year ending in early June, families all over the state will have more opportunities to spend time together enjoying coastal activities such as fishing, boating, water sports, shelling, shrimping and more! Regardless of your age, our beautiful Crystal Coast has so much to offer!

INSHORE

Anglers looking to hook-up with redfish and flounder this June will find plenty of fish working the shallow bays behind our barrier islands. These areas have many secondary channels that connect to our three inlets which provide a direct path for fish migrating in from the ocean. Schools of redfish will be moving throughout the backwaters feeding on blue crabs, fiddlers, mullet minnows, menhaden and shrimp. Anglers wanting to target both redfish and flounder with the same bait should use ⅛-oz. to ¼-oz. jig heads or a spinner bait rigged with a scented soft bait like Berkley Gulp baits or a Powerbait Pro Shad. Switching over to a top water bait will produce some incredible strikes from redfish too. I prefer to fish against the grass or shorelines during the higher part of the tides and then off the shorelines, along the points, around creek mouths and around oyster beds on the lower part of the tides. Fish will tend to recede to these locations as the tide falls. If the tide is extremely low, moving into the ICW and fishing around and under boat docks will often produce both flounder and redfish. Area bridge and dock pylons will also be stacked up with one to 5-pound sheepshead with some fish pushing 10 pounds or more. A live fiddler crab fished on a 1/0 to 3/0 wide gap, short shank hook using a 1 to 2-oz. egg weight will be a deadly rig when suspended along the down current side of a pylon. Start near the bottom, holding your bait still for 1 to 2 minutes, then repeating this at different depths until you find a pylon or a depth they are feeding at.

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The inlets and surf zone will be very active with plenty of bluefish, Spanish mackerel and a variety of bottom fish including redfish, flounder, sea mullet and more. Trolling these areas with clark spoons or hard baits such as Yozuri Crystal Minnows will keep a rod bending with either bluefish or Spanish. Anglers willing to move a little farther off the surf around our nearshore hard bottoms will find some large Spanish in the 4 to 7-pound range with some 5 to 30-pound king mackerel. These larger fish tend to shy away from artificial baits, but anglers can switch to 4 to 6" menhaden or other live baits fished on some light 7-strand wire with two gold no. 4 treble hooks. While on these nearshore hard bottoms, jigging a Bett’s Flounder Fanatic Bucktail tipped with a 4" Berkley Gulp Shrimp will produce hook-ups with big sea bass and flounder. But of all the fish to target nearshore in June, cobia will be the prize! Cobia averaging from 20 to 60 pounds will be hanging around our inlets and nearshore structure in search of food as they get ready to spawn. Options for targeting these fish include anchoring near the inlets or cruising within a mile of the beach and looking for schools of menhaden to fish around. Three rigs are important to have ready when looking for Cobia. I prefer a 3-oz. bucktail rigged with a 10" Berkley Gulp Eel reading for jigging through schools of bait, a 12" pre-rigged Power Bait Eel ready for casting to surfacing fish and a live bait rig consisting of a 6/0 hook and 4' of 50-lb. fluorocarbon with a live menhaden ready to cast to fish not willing to hit an artificial bait. This is an amazing fishery that can produce a trophy fish! €

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DISCOVERY DIVING

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DIVING OUR COAST W H AT ’ S U N D E RWAT E R I N J U N E

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he offshore water temperatures in May reached the low 70s by the end of the month but the inshore water temperatures were still in the mid 60s. Tropical fish were on the offshore wrecks and as the water temperatures continues to increase, more tropical and fish will be showing up on all of the wrecks. Radio Island reached the mid 70s by the end of the month, allowing Open Water students the opportunity to get certified and begin their diving lifestyle. The Tamaulipas is commonly called the Far East Tanker, not because it comes from the Far East, but because it lies far east from shore. The Tamaulipas is a 435-foot long tanker that is in 160 feet of water. The bow and the stern sections are about two miles apart. Both sections are intact with the stern being upright and the bow being upside down. The stern section has a depth of 150 feet, with the highest point at about 125 feet around the engine and boilers. Because of the currents, the bow section doesn’t have any growth on it and has the appearance of a recently sunk wreck. All of the hull plates are still in place, just like they were in 1942. The bow section has a depth of 160 feet, with the highest point at about 140 feet. There are usually schools of amberjack swimming around the wreck as well as sea bass, lionfish, sand tiger sharks, triggerfish and tropical fish. Strong currents up to 1.5 knots frequent the wreck. The Tamaulipas was built in 1919 in Sparrows Point, Maryland, for the Mexican Trading and Shipping Company in New York. Originally named the Hugoton, the Tamaulipas was renamed for a Mexican state that borders the Gulf of Mexico. Operating out of Wilmington, Delaware, the Tamaulipas carried fuel oil between Tampico, Mexico, and New York. On April 2, 1942, the Tamaulipas, under command by Captain Allan Falkenburg, left Tampico, Mexico with 70,000 gallons of fuel oil. On April 9, the Tamaulipas was passing Cape Lookout. At the time, the wartime Navy regulations stated that ships had to pass by Cape Hatteras during daylight hours. Captain Falkenburg continued northeast toward Cape Hatteras into the night. At 10 p.m., a lookout spotted a torpedo passing astern of the ship. Without further sightings, the rest of the crew thought the lookout was mistaken, but Captain Falkenburg started zigzagging the ship as a precaution. Every 10 minutes, the ship would alter course from 20 degrees to the left from the base course to 20 degrees to the right. Another lookout reported hearing the sound of an engine astern of the Tamaulipas. Captain Falkenburg immediately ordered the Tamaulipas to turn 50 degrees to starboard to make his ship a smaller target for a possible training U-boat. At 12:20 a.m., a single torpedo slammed into the starboard side of the ship in the Number 5 tank. The U-552, under the command of Korvettenkapitän Topp had spotted the Tamaulipas shortly before midnight about 20 miles northeast of Cape Lookout. The torpedo ignited the fuel oil with a tremendous explosion. The ship broke in half and the fuel oil went up in flames and was fanned by a southeast wind. The regular and emergency radio transmitters had been destroyed. Captain Falkenburg ordered the crew of 37 to abandon ship. Within five minutes, all of the crew, except for two that were killed in the blast, had abandoned ship in the Number 1 and Number 3 lifeboats. The HMS Norwich City, a British armed trawler, picked up the 35 survivors after being in the water for an hour and a half and were taken to Morehead City. If you would like to go out to the Tamaulipas or any of the other wrecks off of the Crystal Coast, contact Discovery Diving at dive@discoverydiving.com, 252-728-2265 or like us on Facebook to see what classes, charters and events are coming up in the near future. €

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