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WILDLIFE SHELTER: Goslings In The Road!

10 Pet Safety Tips for A Stress-Free Summer Dog owners, take note! There are some easy ways to help keep your beloved pet safe this summer, some you might expect and some you might not.

11 OWLS: Goslings In The Road The Canada geese have arrived, and they’re all

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THINGS TO DO

THROUGHOUT JUNE + JULY

Climb the Cape Lookout Lighthouse

The Cape Lookout lighthouse is open for climbing through September 15. Self-guided tours of up to 10 people will begin every 15 minutes during the hours of operation. First climb starts at 10:15 a.m. and the last climb starts at 4 p.m. Children must be at least 44" tall. Regular admission is $8, children 12 and under and seniors 62 and over are $4. Ticket prices do not include cost of ferry. Warning: Climbing the 207 steps to the gallery is akin 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 become unsafe. Open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Closed Monday and Tuesday. For more information visit islandexpressferryservices.com or call 252-728-7433.

✪ SATURDAYS

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, with fresh local produce, baked goods, seafood, arts and crafts and much more including community organizations, musicians and food trucks. Each vendor who participates in our market is carefully screened to ensure they meet our high standards. Come enjoy a memorable experience for you and your family each Saturday morning on the courthouse square! For more information visit oldebeaufortfarmersmarket.org.

✪ SUNDAYS

SwansFest Summer Concerts

The town’s popular SwansFest outdoor concert series is back again this summer, with concerts every Sunday evening at 6:30 p.m. at The Pavilion at Olde Towne Square in historic downtown Swansboro. Please bring your friends, lawn chairs or a blanket and enjoy some great music from several different genres! June 9.................... Justin Castellano and Eddie Prophet June 16.........................................................................Big Drink June 23...................................................................Wild Honey July 7....................................................................Hank Barbee JUNE 7–15

61st 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 Morehead City on the Crystal Coast for a full week of angling and community celebration. Over the course of the last half century, many boats have docked here, many tourists have gathered here and many Morehead City natives have come and gone. Our mission has always stayed the same: to represent the sport fishing community as superbly as only Morehead City can! 8

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Alive at Five Outdoor Concerts This free, family-friendly series of concerts showcases some of your favorite bands from June to October. Friday, June 7......... The Soul Psychedelique Orchestra Friday, June 21...................................Liquid Pleasure Band

Alive at Five is held in Jaycee Park on the downtown Morehead City waterfront. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and join us for music and dancing. Beer, wine and sodas are available for purchase at the event. Jaycee Docks are available for boats to dock for free throughout the concert on most Alive at Five days. Questions? Call 252808-0440 or info@downtownmoreheadcity.com. See y’all downtown!

✪ JUNE 8, 14, 22, 28

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 Visitor Center at the Fort at 2303 East Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach. June 8, 1 p.m................................Caffeinated Soul Boogie Folk, Rock and Eclectic Funk Blues June 14, 6:30 p.m..................................Unknown Tongues Cajun/Zydeco June 22, 1 p.m............................................ The Mad Fiddler Fiddle Favorites At Their Best June 28, 6:30 p.m.....................................................Telluride Beach, Bluegrass and Country Music

✪ SATURDAYS IN JUNE + JULY

Jaycee Park Summer 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 beautiful Morehead City waterfront at Jaycee Park (807 Shepard Street). June 8.......................................................... Built For Comfort June 15............................................................... The Backbeat June 22............................................................. Seaside Band June 29............................................ The Central Park Band July 4................................................ The Main Event Band + FIREWORKS AT 9 July 6.........................................................................Thrillbillies JUNE 10, 17, 24 | JULY 1, 8

Stand-Up Paddleboarding for Kids at the Aquarium Designed especially for youth to explore Bogue Sound on a stand-up paddleboard with an instructor to guide and teach about the plants and animals that call the Roosevelt Natural Area their home. Ages 6 and up. Preregistration is required. At 1 Roosevelt Boulevard, Pine Knoll Shores. For information call 252-247-4003.

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Roosevelt Natural Area Paddle Trip at the Aquarium

Explore tidal flats and quiet backwaters as you become aware of the intricate web of life thriving in this pristine natural environment. The aquarium provides the canoe or kayak. Ages 8 and up. Cost is $30. At 1 Roosevelt Boulevard, Pine Knoll Shores. For information call 252-247-4003.

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Summer Movies at the Atlantic Beach Town Park

[ 8:30–10:30PM ] Enjoy your favorite blockbuster

hits on our giant inflatable movie screen! New for 2019, we have moved our summer movies from the Circle to the Atlantic Beach Town Park located at 915 West Fort Macon Road. The park offers ample parking, restrooms and snacks available for purchase at our concession stand! Admission is free! Bring a chair or blanket. Rain date is Thursday nights. June 12................................................................................ Trolls June 19................................................Mary Poppins Returns June 26.................................................Hotel Transylvania 3 July 3...................................Double Feature: Ralph Breaks The Internet & Jaws July 10........................................................The Lego Movie 2

✪ JUNE 12, 17, 26

Junior Ranger Day at the Fort

Sign your kids up to work with a Park Ranger at Fort Macon to earn their Junior Ranger patch. This event is for children age 6 to 12 who must be accompanied by an adult. Space is limited—call the park office in advance to register. At 2303 East Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach. For information call 252-726-3775.

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Live On Thursdays (LOTs) Summer Concert Series

Grab a lawn chair and head to Dockhouse Park in Beaufort for free, family friendly fun. At 500 Front Street, Beaufort. June 13...............................................Beaufort Blues Project June 20........................................................... Barefoot Wade July 4....................................................................... Dick Knight JUNE 13–15

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 fare) 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


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p.m. All reservations must be made online through recreation.gov. You will need to create a profile on this website before you can complete your reservation.

✪ THURSDAYS

EmeraldFest Concert Series

[ 6:30–8PM ] The town’s 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! June 13............................................................... Paul Coleman June 20.............................................. The Will & Tony Show June 27..........................Pamlico Joe & Clean Water Flow July 4............................................................. The Mad Fiddler JUNE 20

Beach Run Series

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. Registration and check in are from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. All races start promptly at 6:30 p.m. Cost for the entire 7-run series is $50 per person, and includes a Beach Run T-shirt. Individual races are $7 per person per race. For more details and to register and pay online, visit ccpr.recdesk.com or call 252-808-3301.

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Sounds Like Summer at the Park

[ 7–9PM ] Join us on Thursdays this summer at the

Atlantic Beach Town Park for free live music! Plan to bring a pop-up chair or blanket. The concession stand will be open and selling fresh kettle corn, drinks, candy and ice cream! June 20.............................................................Joey & Mason June 27....................................................................Ed Prophet

Live music with Robert McDuffy on Thursday, July 4, will be at the Circle and will end just before our fireworks display. All music is weather dependent. Questions? Contact Morgan at events@atlanticbeach-nc.com. At Atlantic Beach

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Town Park, West Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach.

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JUNE 28–29

Join the party! Beaufort will turn red, white and blue to celebrate the nation’s independence.

59 Annual Beaufort Old Homes + Gardens Tour th

[ 10AM–5PM ] This annual walking tour of private

homes, gardens, churches and historic places is the last full weekend in June. Other highlights of the weekend include tours of the Beaufort Historic Site buildings, the Old Burying Ground, narrated bus tours of the historic district and an antique car show. Tickets are good for both days. The tour is self-paced with time to visit all the shops and restaurants in downtown Beaufort. For more information visit beauforthistoricsite.org or call 252-728-5225.

✪ JULY 4

Pine Knoll Shores Independence Day Parade

[10–11AM ] Parade will take place at Garner Park on

Oakleaf Drive in Pine Knoll Shores.

✪ JULY 4

Swansboro 4th of July

Celebrating our country’s birthday is a nationwide event and Swansboro serves up its July 4th Celebration each year with familyfriendly 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.

✪ JULY 4

Morehead City 4th of July

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

✪ JULY 4

4th of July Fireworks off Bogue Inlet Pier, Emerald Isle

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 Intracoastal Waterway.

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4th of July in Beaufort

PARADE + ICE CREAM SOCIAL

Come out for the annual 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. FIREWORKS

Head to Gallant’s Channel and watch at the skies light up over Beaufort! The show starts 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 in Atlantic Beach

Join us at the Circle for fireworks starting at 9 p.m.! JULY 6

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 Taylor’s Creek, just off the dock of the Harvey Smith Watercraft Center. The course will not be announced by the race committee until the day of the race to suit wind and weather conditions. The course covers between 6 and 20 miles and is designed so that the race will last between 4 and 8 hours. Call 252-7282762 for more information or to register.

✪ JULY 6–7

Carteret County Arts & Crafts Summer Show

The members of the Carteret County Arts and Crafts Coalition strive to offer the community the highest quality of arts and crafts. We invite you to be a part of it by submitting your work for consideration. Admission is free. At Katherine Davis Park in Morehead City. €

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ISLAND PET VETERINARY HOSPITAL

Pet Safety Tips for a Stress-Free Summer WATER SAFTEY Not all dogs are expert swimmers! Most people think all dogs can swim naturally. This is not necessarily true. If your pet has never been in a pool before it may panic and not be able to find its way out. Do not leave pets unsupervised around the ocean, lake or pool. Introduce your pet to water gradually. Make sure they wear floatation devices while on a boat. Also, try to keep your dog from drinking pool water and salt water. Always keep fresh water close by when at the beach. Offer your dog plenty of water before going to the beach so your pet is well hydrated before you go. Encourage your dog to drink water while at the beach every 15 minutes. The sun and lots of frolicking (especially in a long-haired dog) can be shockingly dehydrating.

The staff of Island Pet Veterinary Hospital in Cape Carteret is always available to help you and your pet through the summer. Visit them online at islandpetvetservices.com.

SALT WATER POISIONING If you see your dog drinking a lot of ocean water or you suspect there was a significant amount swallowed, it’s a good idea to induce vomiting. You can induce vomiting by giving two tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide. The most noticeable symptom of dog saltwater poisoning is odd behavior. Too much sodium in the body can cause your dog to be confused, lethargic, ataxic (may stumble) and sometimes just non – responsive. Dogs who have ingested too much salt water may vomit on their own or have diarrhea. They may also become reluctant to drink fresh water or eat. Or they may drink excessive amounts of water and retain body fluid. This can occur hours after you return from the beach. Salt water poisoning is an emergency and you need to call your veterinarian immediately if you notice any of these signs. Please do not wait until the following day. Salt water poisoning can kill your dog quickly. Your veterinarian will administer iv fluids to flush the excess sodium out of your dog’s body. They will monitor the electrolytes and provide treatment for brain swelling, control seizures and offer supportive care.

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White dogs are very susceptible to skin cancer. Please be cautious and use sunscreen on your dogs, but not just any sunscreen. Please use pet safe sunscreen on your dog whenever your pet goes outside if only for a short walk.

Time outdoors comes with risk of pets getting lost. I strongly recommend all pets be microchipped as well as have the proper ID tag on their collar. Its better to be safe than sorry.

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When everyone is socializing often times owners do not notice their pets counter-surfing or garbage digging. Corn cobs and bones are a huge problem for a dog’s gastrointestinal system. Any kind of bone can do the same thing as well as lacerate the lining of the intestinal wall. Signs of obstruction are: anorexia (not eating), vomiting, straining to defecate, bloody stool or no stool in several days. This is an emergency! You must seek a veterinarian’s attention immediately. Waiting to long could cause your dog’s intestines to perforate and die. Other food items that are dangerous to pets are raisins, avocados, grapes, sugar-free items, and beer and other alcohol. €

Pets get dehydrated easily. Always provide adequate shade and fresh water. Note that animals with flat faces, like pugs and Persian cats, are more susceptible to heat stroke since they can not breathe or pant as effectively. These pets along with the geriatric, the overweight and ones with heart or lung diseases, should be kept cool in air-conditioned rooms and not left outside. If you like to run with your dog, please do it in the early morning or evening when the temperatures are cooler. They will be less likely to have heat stroke and it will be much better for their foot pads because the asphalt during the day is too hot for their paws. Please never leave your pets in the car! Not even with a window cracked.

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ildlife babies are everywhere! Some are where they should be, in the wild, some are being raised by wildlife rehabilitators until their release into the wild. Such is the case at the Outer Banks Wildlife Shelter in Newport right now, because it is the infamous “baby season.” And some babies, unfortunately, are in the most dangerous, precarious and inappropriate places they can be…such as in the road. Especially Canada geese! Canada geese are familiar to us because they are the most widely distributed geese in North America. They are easy to spot by their size and their grayish-brown plumage with their stately black head, long black neck and whitish chest which extends to their underbelly. They sport characteristic white patches on the cheeks that run under its chin like a strap, which is commonly referred to in fact as a “chin strap.” Their large webbed feet and wide, flat bill are also black. The bill has lamellae which are miniature ridges inside the bills of water-feeding birds or “teeth” around the outside edges of the bill that are used as a cutting tool. These big boys and girls have a wingspan up to 70 inches and weigh between 7 to 14 pounds. Geese are grazers, and they walk as they graze. Of course, they are capable of flight, but walking uses far less energy and conserving energy is what wild animals do whenever possible. Also consider that geese practically need a runway to take off. If they have recently given birth to a clutch of goslings, flying is out of the question. Goslings can’t fly yet and their parents, who are extremely protective, would never leave them behind. Hatchlings are covered with yellowish down, their eyes are open, and they will be walking and swimming within 2 days of birth. They will follow their parents, usually in a

straight line, wherever they go. Canada geese, our goose friends from the north, come to North Carolina to have their babies and have become accustomed to road traffic. They are intelligent, although we question that when we see them in the road, but they know it’s just silly to go further away from the road to get a running start to fly over a road. The length of their run for take-off is longer than the width of a road. Geese have keen hearing and acute vision. They are big, strong, can be aggressive and are less susceptible to predation than most other waterfowl. Hawks and owls are airborne dangers for goslings, but you won’t see those predators coming down into traffic. Juveniles are also at great risk of predation by other birds such as crows and gulls, fox, raccoons, coyotes, minks, bears, dogs and snapping turtles, but we don’t usually see them in traffic either. Geese have come to know that, and geese can easily avoid traffic, if the traffic is accommodating. However, it’s the drivers on the road who become a problem for the geese when they don’t stop or make way for them, as well as creating a major problem for every compassionate human who cares about the safety and security of the parents and their brood. Spring has sprung when we see so many geese and goslings along our roadways, in the medians and crossing the road. It’s freaky to be sure to see them there, close to or in the road, but let’s be real—there are some good grasses and insects off the shoulders of roads, near retention ponds and in the very grassy and food-plenty medians the cities maintain. Although many animals can’t digest grass, a goose’s digestive system is made for exactly that food item! Canada geese are highly social creatures and outside the breeding season are usually seen in groups, and because they are flocking animals, they demonstrate their strong compulsion to remain bunched together as a

defensive strategy. During breeding season, it’s usually Mom and Dad with their gaggle of young ones, but there might be quite a few parent couples with their children in one area. That’s what we see along the roadways on the coast of North Carolina. While grazing, goose parents take on a lookout’s role to scout for predators and keep danger at bay, but they can’t stop a moving car. So, we the drivers, must be careful, considerate and diligent enough to drive slowly in their presence just in case we need to come to a complete stop if the family decides the grass is greener on the other side of the road. There are, of course, stories of uncaring and reckless drivers plowing through an entire geese family and wiping them out. No one wants to hear that. No one wants to see that, and no compassionate human being and especially a wildlife rehabilitator wants those incidents to happen. Sad to say, but we have orphan goslings at the shelter now who have traumatically experienced such horror. Please watch out for them and allow them to be. Once the goslings become flighted, the whole family will graze elsewhere. The young will stay with their parents, who mate for life, for at least a year and although they reach reproductive maturity around age two, most will not breed until they are four years old. Since geese have become so accustomed to cars and traffic, we humans who drive, should also become accustomed to the presence of geese families, especially during this time of year. Let’s all, including our geese, have a great coastal summer! €

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BY REBECCA JONES

une is known as the wedding month for a lot of people. Some couples get married in a church in Historic Beaufort, in a venue on Taylors Creek with wild horses as the backdrop or even on the beach over in Atlantic Beach. Last June while our family set up beach chairs, umbrellas and sand toys we saw right beside us white folding chairs set up neatly in a row. Soon the chairs were filled with people all dressed up for a wedding and the young bride and groom soon joined the celebration to be married on the beach with the waves lapping near the train of her gown. Seagulls flew over to watch this celebration. The “I do’s” and “kiss the bride” were soon done and the young couple were on their way to their new life together. I thought back to my own wedding and some advice that was given to us. It has proven to be good advice. 1. Never both be angry at the same time. 2. Never yell at each other unless the house is on fire. 3. Neglect the whole world rather than each other. 4. Never go to sleep with an argument unsettled. 5. When you are wrong, be ready to admit and ask for forgiveness. I wondered if anyone gave that young couple on the beach good advice. An older woman told me once that no relationship is all sunshine. But two people can share the umbrella and survive the storm together. After 43 years of marriage I now know what she meant by that. Recently while going through some old papers I found something that I had cut out of a newspaper the first year we were married written by an anonymous author. “I wonder when I’m thirty and he’s thirty if he will bring home flowers for no special reason and I’ll still stick love notes in with his lunch and there will be between us that special look which needs no words. I wonder when I am forty and he is forty if we will still hold hands and neck on the sofa while keeping our voices low so as not to waken our children. I wonder when I am fifty and going through the change and he is fifty and going through my change if he will still be gentle and kind and patient when I am being just the opposite. Then I wonder when he is sixty will he be tired of me and start chasing younger and prettier girls and will I sit home alone and wonder what a sixty year old divorcee does to keep busy? But I am only twenty and he is only twenty. So we will take each day as it comes and the only thing we will wonder about is how we ever could have lived without each other.” So my advice for those couples who say “I do” this June is to celebrate each day your life long journey of learning to live together like Christ. And remember that no relationship is all sunshine. But two people can share the umbrella and survive the storm together. €

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night of glitter and glamour awaits friends and fans of the North Carolina Maritime Museum. The Friends of the Museum will host its annual summer fundraising gala on June 14 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the museum, located at 315 Front Street in downtown Beaufort. This year’s theme is “Friends Go Hollywood,” right down to the red carpet. The theme takes its cue from the museum’s current Golden Pirates of the Silver Screen exhibit and monthly movie series. “Guests are encouraged to dress with the Hollywood theme in mind, whether it means posing as a favorite movie character or glamming it up for Oscar night,” said Director of Communications Gina Holland. A special guest emcee will hand out awards for best costumes; and Morehead City’s own Magician-Comedian Billy Collins will work the room, showcasing his astonishing tricks and lively commentary. Food will be provided by TLC Catering and thirst-quenching libations will be available. Tickets for Friends Go Hollywood fundraiser are limited. The cost is $100 for Friends members and $125 for nonmembers. They may be purchased online at maritimefriends.org/events or by phone at 252-728-1638. €

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A MOMENT OF REFLECTION

PAUL ORTIZ

WHAT DOES IT MEAN? AN ISLAND CHURCH PERSPECTIVE

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hat makes a person a Christian? Is it an affiliation with a church? Is it an affiliation with a family? Is it membership within a Christian church? Is it participation within a Christian church’s program? Maybe the choir, the Sunday school, the men’s fellowship, women’s auxiliary? Maybe being a Christian is the number of Bible verses you know or maybe the amount of money you give or maybe how loud you sing. Maybe it is simply because you say you are a Christian because you grew up in church and all you know is that tradition that was passed down from your family. The word Christian refers to anyone who trusts in Jesus Christ as his or her Savior and Lord and who strives to follow Him in every area of life. Another way to put it: a Christian is anyone who would follow Jesus Christ as Lord and apply His teachings and the Scripture of the Bible to their life on a daily basis. Here is a better understanding of what it means to be a Christian: it is not about rule keeping or performing rituals of tradition or even just going to church. Being a Christian is about following Jesus Christ and having a friendship with Him. Think about marriage. I am married. Imagine if I only spoke to my spouse when I wanted something from her or I needed her to do something for me. Or what if I only spoke to my wife every few weeks? What if I only would spend time with her on a designated day? What if I only loved her after she did something nice for me? Really, what kind of relationship would I have with my wife? A really bad one or none at all. Yet this is exactly how so many professing Christians treat their relationship with God. A better representation of the Christian life is given to us in Scriptures. Philippians 3:7-10 reveals what the true meaning of being a Christian (followers of Christ). “But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For His sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith— that I may know him and the power of His resurrection and may share His sufferings, becoming like Him in his death…” Now that isn’t some morbid thing. We don’t die physically with Him. We died to the sin life we know, so that we are born with Him into a new life of righteousness. When we are in friendship with Christ and proclaim Him as Lord and Savior of our lives, we are to walk in step with Him. We are to follow Him! And you might say, “How am I supposed to follow Jesus?” For this very question, we have the answer of the Holy Bible. To mediate on and learn from. To know how Jesus lived and to imitate Him. In fact, Jesus gave anyone who would follow Him this command in Matthew 28:19-20a: “Go therefore and make disciples of  all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.” Jesus follows this command with a promise to remind us of His promise, “And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age,” (Matthew 28:20b). So, what does it mean to be a Christian? Well since that word is not in Scriptures, but means to be like Christ, the best summation of the word refers to anyone who trusts in Jesus Christ as his or her Savior and Lord and who strives to follow Him in every area of life. Do you trust Jesus? Is Jesus Lord of your life? Do you strive to follow Him in every area of life? Romans 12:1 says I appeal to you therefore, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.” The bottom lines is your part is an intentional part. If you are going to claim Christ, your part is not a casual “I am a Christian,” your part is an intentional my life speaks to that claim. What is the claim of your life? What does it mean? €

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THE ISLAND CHURCH PASTOR PAUL ORTIZ

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


HEATHER PEARCE–SHEW, CRNA, MSN

HEALTH INNOVATIONS

What Is Infusion Therapy? A Quick Q&A …

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nfuse Wellness was founded by an anesthesia practitioner from Eastern NC with 25 years in healthcare. Heather Pearce-Shew was born and raised in Greenville, graduated from Greenville Christian Academy and holds two degrees from East Carolina University. As an Advanced Practice Nurse, Heather believes in patientcentered care that focuses on respectful and individually tailored treatments guided by each patient’s needs, preferences, and values. Whether your health is impacted temporarily or chronically, our goal is to help you feel better right now.

Q. WHAT MOTIVATED YOU TO START INFUSION WELLNESS? I’ve been familiar with walk-in hydration clinics for some time and wondered over the last couple of years why no one had opened a clinic like this in the area. I finally decided that I would be the one to do it!

Q. WHAT IS INFUSION THERAPY IN A NUTSHELL? IV hydration therapy is a way of bringing together conventional medicine (IV fluids and other IV medications) with complimentary approaches (vitamin additives). Because everyone’s wellbeing fluctuates daily, IV hydration therapy can bring fast results when you aren’t feeling your best.

Q. WHAT ARE THE TOP THREE BENEFITS OF INFUSION THERAPY? First and foremost, anything that you receive intravenously is not only immediately available for your body to utilize, but your body is also able to use 100 percent of what you’ve given it. That’s called bioavailability. In contrast, anything you take by mouth—whether it’s a sports drink or a pill—has to travel through your gastrointestinal (GI) system before your body can begin to break it down and absorb the nutrients that it offers. Not only are those pills and drinks not immediately available to your body, they also get filtered by your liver. So because of this first-pass metabolism through your GI system, the bioavailability of anything taken by mouth can be anywhere from 5 to 50 percent, influenced by a host of factors that include the chemical makeup of the pill, interactions with other foods or medications, the health of the GI tract, and individual differences in metabolism. With IV delivery, you are receiving 100 percent of the fluids and additives, and you’re able to use them immediately.

Q. WHAT ARE SOME EXAMPLES OF INFUSION COCKTAILS THAT CAN BE USED TO TREAT A SPECIFIC NEED? Our most well-rounded infusion is helpful for a host of issues, from dehydration to jet lag, recovering from surgery, training for a competition, low energy, or night-out overindulgence. We can add ingredients if you feel as if you’re coming down with a cold or the flu that can help you recover more quickly. If you’re having specific pain such as a headache or a pulled muscle, we can add non-opioid medications to the vitamin infusion to help. We have two great options for nausea. And if you’re a frequent migraine sufferer, we have several options to treat an acute migraine that can literally keep you out of the ER—one of which doesn’t even involve starting an IV.

Q. HOW ARE YOUR INFUSIONS PREPARED? Per the recommendations by the U.S. Pharmacopeia, all of our additives are brought together in an ISO Class 5 environment, also known as a laminar flow sterile hood.

Q. HOW CAN OUR READERS LEARN MORE ABOUT INFUSION WELLNESS? We keep the website up to date with information so that you not only learn about what we do, but can see the cost of everything before deciding to come in. You can even make your own appointment online. If you call, you will speak with me or one of my Registered Nurses and we will be glad to answer questions. When you come in you will fill out a quick medical history form, sign our consent form, and receive your infusion in a comfortable and relaxed environment … we may be a medical office but we definitely don’t look like one! From start to finish, the whole process takes less than an hour. €

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DISCOVERY DIVING

LEE MOORE

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 mid 70s by the end of the month but the inshore water temperatures were around 70. Tropical fish were on the offshore wrecks, and as the water temperatures continues to increase, more tropical and other fish will be showing up. 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.

ADVANCE YOUR UNDERWATER SKILLSET

Continuing Education is a requirement for some professionals, such as firefighters, EMTs and pharmacists, but is optional in scuba diving. Only those divers who want to improve their skills and knowledge decide to take classes past Open Water, the beginner’s class. The PADI Advanced Open Water (AOW) class gives divers an opportunity to get experience in five different areas, including Wreck Diving, Search and Recovery and Drift Diving, in addition to the required dives in Deep Diving and Underwater Navigation. Underwater Navigation is a skill that all divers should be adept at performing. When a diver goes away from a wreck or a rock ledge, they should have the ability to return to their starting point. Divers learned the basics of navigation in their Open Water class, but the AOW class gives divers more practical use with a compass. The students start with navigating a straight line, then progress toward squares and triangles. These are useful tools for navigating the waters of the Crystal Coast. The other dives in the AOW class are also useful when diving out of Beaufort Inlet. Most of the diving off of the Crystal Coast is made on wrecks and in deep water (past 60 feet). Divers get an opportunity to get experience in these specific conditions in the AOW class. The Wreck Dive gives students the experience of diving on a wreck, either one that was sunk as a result of war or one that was sunk as an artificial reef. Wreck diving has hazards that are not present in quarries or on reefs. Students learn how to become aware of these hazards and how to safely dive on the wrecks. Diving deeper than 60 feet allows the diver to experience a world of marine life that is not seen in the shallow depths. The Deep Dive shows the students how color is lost at depth. What seems like a blue and gray world at 100 feet is actually a vibrant, colorful place and it is revealed when light is directed at the previously colorless area. Divers will also see that their air consumption increases with the increased depth, so their tank does not last as long as it does in shallow water.

GOING BEYOND ADVANCED INTO SPECIALTY All of the dives in the AOW class are an introduction to the Specialty class for that particular dive. To take some Specialty classes, you need to have AOW first, but there are some classes a diver can take with only an Open Water certification. Enriched Air (Nitrox) is the most popular Specialty class that is offered and it can be taken before a diver gets their AOW certification. This Specialty is all classroom and is usually completed in only one day. The reason most divers use Enriched Air is because it allows the user to stay underwater longer than diving with standard air. Their no decompression limits are increased because the diver is breathing less nitrogen, the limiting factor, with each breath. Scuba diving is unlike any other sport in the fact that you can branch out in many different areas once you get a basic set of skills. Once you learn how to dive, you can explore new areas of interest, such as underwater photography, spearfishing, collecting tropical fish, collecting seashells, diving in a full-face mask, diving with sharks or diving on wrecks. All of these activities are topics of Specialty classes that divers can take to increase their knowledge, their skills and the level of fun they have when they are diving off of the Crystal Coast. To learn more about Specialty classes, contact Discovery Diving at 252-728-2265, dive@ discoverydiving.com or like us on Facebook to see what classes we have coming up in the near future. € 16 CAROLINA SALT June / July 2019 » CarolinaSalt.com

JOIN DISCOVERY CONTACT

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JOIN ECARA ECARA

works to continue sinking ships to create artificial reefs here in North Carolina, but their resources are limited. To get involved, visit carolinareef.org.


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