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HISTORY OF DR. JOSIAH WATSON TREASURE FOCUS

Ashley Christensen Restaurants FACES OF FLOWERS

Jordan & Joshua Finch MEET OUR BUILDERS

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Meet Our School

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CONTENTS Treasure Magazine a Flowers Plant ation Publication

ON THE COVER Beautiful sunrise over lake at Flowers Plantation, Clayton, NC. Photo: Tommy Fitzgerald

IN THIS ISSUE 6 | PUBLISHER’S WELCOME 8 | FACES OF FLOWERS Jordan and Joshua Finch 30 | MEET THE BUILDERS 34 | DESIGN TRENDS Bathrooms tips from Dan Ryan Builders 38 | ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 42 | JOIN THE REDVOLUTION The history of the Carolina Hurricanes

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56 | RECIPE Pumpkin Pie; the history of this delicious holiday favorite

ANNUAL SPRINT TRIATHLON

Designed for both the beginner and experienced triathlete, Flowers Plantation hosts an annual Sprint Triathlon at The Club.

Photo by Michael Galiano

10 TREASURE FOCUS Ashley Christensen recognized her passion for cooking at age 21 throwing dinner parties for friends and family that turned into a career and opening of restaurants.

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14 THE HISTORY OF DR. JOSIAH WATSON An American planter, physician, and statesman from Johnston County, Josiah Watson's legacy is felt throughout North Carolina.

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18 EDUCATION Meet our Flowers Plantation school principals and get to know Chase Ferrell, Janet Lebo, Jamie Tyler and Ben Williams.

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PUBLISHER’S WELCOME

Welcome to the Fall/Winter 2016 Edition of TREASURE Magazine!

TREASURE Magazine is created to offer you an insight into our residents’ activities, social events, new homes for sale, and our progress as a destination! Fall and Winter at Flowers Plantation includes special plans for Flowers Plantation residents and guests. The concert for October 30th with the Embers will offer entertainment, food, and fun at the Flowers Crossroads! Harris Teeter continues to have shoppers from more than ten miles away and the twenty four hour per day service assists greatly with those of us who work long hours. Petco offers many specials along with treats and baths for our pets. The food services, hair salon, insurance agency, and many other retailers offer discounts and specials each week. Remember to ask when you visit! The Club at Flowers Plantation is home to over 1,000 families and the sports, recreation, and social activities continue to grow. The month of October offers two exciting events. A beer tasting and food truck event at The Club on October 15 and our award winning Concert at the Crossroads series returns Sunday, October 30 at Flowers Crossroads with The Embers featuring Craig Woolard. It's going to bring food, activities for our children, and fun for our adults who love to dance! The Embers concert will be from 3 - 6 PM and a festival beginning at 11:00 AM that day. We will also have some great events for November, December and January. On Saturday, November 12 at 9 AM we'll host our annual Gobble 'Til You Wobble Run benefiting the Food Bank of Eastern/Central North Carolina. Our 10th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting takes place on Saturday, December 3 at the Flowers Parkway traffic circle beginning at 3 PM. Santa will be listening to the children’s requests for Christmas Eve! Then on January 14 beginning at 10 AM we will have over thirty vendors at our Fitness Expo, held at The Club, where people can tour our facilities while learning about our fitness, health, and wellness programs. Winter also brings indoor swimming to our club members, personal training, and swim lessons along with an abundance of fitness classes. Please visit the events page on our website and follow our social media sites for more details and times on these and other upcoming events. We hope you will visit with us soon at the Welcome Center at 120 Flowers Parkway inside The Club. Thank you for your interest, continued support, and patronage with us here at Flowers Plantation. Our staff, residents, members, and local businesses are what make Flowers Plantation special. Best wishes for Fall and a wonderful holiday season!

PUBLISHER Rebecca D. Flowers EDITOR & ADVERTISING SALES Michael Galiano CONTRIBUTING EDITOR & ADVERTISING SALES Reid Stephenson CREATIVE DIRECTOR Michael Galiano GRAPHIC DESIGN Michael Galiano JD Ledford, 18 Stone Design FLOWERS PLANTATION 120 Flowers Parkway Clayton, NC 27527 Phone: 919.553.1984 Flower sPlant ation.com Trea s u re Ma g a z in e is p u b lish ed b i- a n n u a lly by F low er s P la n ta tio n . S t o r y id ea s m a y b e s e n t via em a il to in fo @ f low er s p la n ta tio n . co m . Fo r a d v er t is in g , plea se ca ll 9 1 9 . 5 5 3 . 1 9 84.

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FLOWERS PLANTATION DIRECTORY INFORMATION & SALES / MARKETING 919.553.1984 Ext. 206

DEVELOPMENT 919.553.1984 Ext. 226

Call for information about new home neighborhoods or general questions about Flowers Plantation.

Call for information regarding building opportunities within Flowers Plantation and development within the community.

RENTALS 919.553.1984 Ext. 207

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Call for information about current or upcoming available rental properties.

Contact the accounting department for questions regarding HOA matters and/or concerns and architectural submittals.

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Call The Club concierge for information regarding Club memberships, general questions, spa appointments, and the many parks & recreation programs.

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THE FACE OF

A FAMILY BUSINESS FLOWERS PLANTATION >>> Joshua Flowers Finch & Jordan White Finch Joshua Flowers Finch and Jordan White Finch grew up on their family’s farm, during a time of great transition. Their grandfather, Joshua Percy Flowers, lived to see them born, but died two weeks after their birth, in 1982. Their grandmother, Delma “Dell” Flowers and their mother Rebecca Dell Flowers, began a plan to slowly convert the cotton and tobacco fields into communities unlike any other in the Research Triangle. Joshua and Jordan, identical twins, believe it was their destiny to develop

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a love for all things old and Southern. They graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design, acquired North Carolina General Contractors licenses, and began following in the tracks of the family’s love and respect of their Southern history. They now are also developing neighborhoods within the Flowers Plantation. There are presently over two dozen neighborhoods and several commercial areas, as well as the new “Harris Teeter” mixed-use area at Flowers Crossroads.


Article reprinted courtesy of Midtown Magazine - May/June 2016

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Poole’s Downtown Diner, Ashley's flagship restaurant in Raleigh that started it all.

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shley began cooking while in college, throwing dinner parties for her friends and family. These intimate gatherings helped her recognize her passion for cooking and sharing food, and ultimately led to her first professional cooking job at the age of 21. Upon taking the position, she knew she had found her life’s work. After working in some of the Triangle’s top kitchens, Ashley opened Poole’s Diner in 2007, which takes its name and décor from the building’s original tenant—one of downtown Raleigh’s first restaurants. The shotgun space offers an evolving chalkboard menu of comfort-food classics, re-imagined through a philosophy of locally grown, seasonal ingredients and French-influenced technique. In 2011, Ashley opened three new ventures, all housed in a corner building once occupied by a Piggly Wiggly. Beasley’s Chicken + Honey is an ode to fried chicken and classic Southern sides; Chuck’s offers burgers and frites with signature updates; and Fox Liquor Bar, housed in the building’s basement, features a menu of more than 50 craft cocktails, as well as beer, wine and bar snacks. Joule Coffee + Table, located just down the block from Beasley’s and Chuck’s, opened in the fall of 2013. The spacious café features an extensive coffee menu that highlights the beans of Durham-based Counter Culture in carefully prepared espresso drinks and pourovers. Joule also offers a casual all-day food menu and a full-service bar.

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In the spring of 2015, AC Restaurants introduced Death & Taxes, a restaurant celebrating wood-fire cooking with Southern ingredients, and Bridge Club, a private events loft and cooking classroom. When she’s not in the kitchen, Ashley focuses her time on a number of local and regional charities. She has served as a board member of the Frankie Lemmon foundation and a co-chair of its annual fundraising event, Triangle Wine Experience. She has also served on the board of Raleigh’s Contemporary Art Museum and the Downtown Raleigh Alliance. She is an active member of the Southern Foodways Alliance (SFA) and founded the biannual event Stir the Pot, in which she hosts visiting chefs in Raleigh to raise funds for the SFA’s documentary initiatives. Ashley’s work has gained national attention from such publications as Bon Appétit, Gourmet, The New York Times, Southern Living and Garden & Gun. She has appeared on Food Network’s popular series Iron Chef America and MSNBC’s Your Business. In 2014, Ashley was awarded the James Beard Award for “Best Chef: Southeast.” Her first cookbook, Poole’s: Recipes and Stories from a Modern Diner, is now available with recipes reflecting the comfort food aesthetic that she serves at this former pie shop and luncheonette but is also an upscale restaurant.

Ashley's cookbook is now available filled with recipes and stories.

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An Award-Winning COMMUNITY 2016 MAME Awards

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MAME, which is Major Achievements in Marketing Excellence, was hosted by the Home Builders Association of Raleigh-Wake County at the Raleigh Convention Center on April 21, 2016. Flowers Plantation received four awards at the event.

The Annual Star Awards represent a symbol of excellence and the highest achievement in the design and construction industry in the State of North Carolina. The awards recognize the outstanding professional performance of NC Home Builders Association members.

2016 Awards: • Development Company of the Year • Best Newsletter • Best Sales Office / Welcome Center • Best Social Media Campaign by a Community

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History

of Dr. Josiah Watson A treasured landmark, the Dr. Watson Inn has been a recognizable home site at Flowers Plantation, which dates back to the 1700’s.

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Josiah Ogden Watson (1784 – 1852)

he son of John Watson, a Revolutionary War veteran, and Elizabeth (Lowrey), Josiah Ogden Watson was an American planter, physician, and statesman from North Carolina. He was born at Pineville plantation in Johnston County, NC. Josiah Watson studied medicine under Dr. Henry Haywood in Tarboro, NC, from about 1800-1805. Around 1807, he migrated to Georgetown County, SC, and developed a lucrative medical practice, becoming close friends with South Carolina Governor Joseph Alston and his family. In 1811, he matriculated at the University of Pennsylvania medical department for one year. Returning to South Carolina, he continued practicing medicine and was a parishioner at All Saints, Waccamaw, representing the parish at an Episcopal convention in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1813. Dr. Watson served as a Hospital Surgeon during the War of 1812 in Brigadier General Joseph Graham's Brigade of the North Carolina and South Carolina militia. He was in command in the Creek Nation at the defeat of the Red Stick Creeks by General Andrew Jackson at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend on March 27, 1814. It is said that he remained personal friends with Andrew Jackson after the war. After the War of 1812, Josiah and his brother John Brown Watson

The Dr. Watson Inn can be dated back to as early as the mid 1700’s. Today the Inn serves as the iconic symbol that represents all that is Flowers Plantation.

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inherited their father's plantation in Johnston County on the Neuse River in 1815. He bought his brother's portion and accumulated many plantations during his life. When he died in 1852, he owned approximately 10,000 acres of land in Johnston and Wake Counties. The main plantation was called Pineville and was located East of the Neuse River from Clayton, at the original Highway 42 East intersection with Buffalo Road. After his death, most of the plantation was inherited by his nephew J. W. B. Watson, who controlled it until his death in 1897. At that time, much of the land was divided among many heirs and the main plantation and house was eventually sold to Joshua Washington Flowers and Mamie Tomlinson Flowers. Josiah Watson served for many years on the Johnston County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions as a Justice of Peace. He was elected to the 1828 North Carolina House of Commons representing Johnston County and served on the Committee of Education. He was a member of the Democratic Party and was a delegate to the Democratic National Conventions in 1835, 1844, and 1848. He ran on the presidential electoral ticket in 1832, 1836, and 1840 and was a member of the Electoral College in 1832, casting his vote for President Andrew

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Jackson, and in 1836, casting his vote for President Martin Van Buren. Josiah O. Watson ran unsuccessfully in 1841 for the 27th Congress of the United States House of Representatives, representing the 4th District of North Carolina. In 1836, Josiah Watson purchased approximately 600 acres of land just outside of the state capital, in Wake County from John Sugg. He named the estate "Sharon" and lived most of the later years of his life there. The estate covered an area from the original 1792 city limit southeast of Raleigh east to the rock quarry and south across Walnut Creek. After his death, the main house on East Lenoir Street was sold to State Treasurer Jonathan Worth before he became governor and is also known as the Watson-Worth House. It was later bought by Josiah's nephew J. W. B. Watson and after his death sold to the city of Raleigh to be transformed into the Crosby School for Negroes in 1897. The house was torn down about 1936, and the Crosby-Garfield School now occupies the site. Much of the land is still used for parks, public

schools and community centers. One part of the estate was developed into a residential community in the early 20th century and named "Watson Addition." Dr. Watson was appointed by the North Carolina General Assembly in 1849 to a commission of six men to select a site and oversee the construction of the Insane Asylum of North Carolina, later known as the Dorothea Dix Hospital in Raleigh, NC, and was opened in 1856. In 1849, he was a strong proponent of the North Carolina Central Rail Road. He individually subscribed $10,000 of stock in the North Carolina Railroad and owned 40 shares of company stock at his death. Construction began in 1851 and was completed in 1856. Josiah was involved in several businesses including the Neuse Manufacturing Company, the North Carolina Mutual (Fire) Insurance Company, and the North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company. Josiah was also postmaster of Pineville post-office in the 1830s and 1840s.

Dr. Watson was a parishioner at Christ Episcopal Church, and was baptized there in January of 1840. He represented the church as a lay delegate at many annual conventions of the Episcopal Church of North Carolina. In 1851, he purchased five pews to support the completion of the interior of the new church. In his will, he bequeathed $2500 to be used to finish the tower and steeple of the church, which was completed in 1861. He also gave the church $5000 to be used to fund and employ a teacher for a parish school. Ravenscroft School's history began in 1862 when the will of Dr. Josiah Watson was entered into the court records of Wake County. He was deeply committed to the education of Raleigh's youth and his dream was to "fund and employ a teacher of a Parish school for Christ Church Raleigh." It was in 1868 that the parish school envisioned by Dr. Watson opened its doors with 70 students. From that year until 1937, the parish school was open for periods of time at Christ Church and at St. Saviour's Church. Josiah Ogden Watson died at his Raleigh estate Sharon on June 12, 1852. He is buried in Old City Cemetery in Raleigh in the Watson vault with his wife Penninah, his daughter Elizabeth, and his nephew J. W. B. Watson. His memory and legacy will never be forgotten thanks to the Josiah Ogden Watson Society, which was established to honor and recognize those individuals who have included Ravenscroft School in their estate plans.

LEFT: Watson home place in the mid 1800’s TOP RIGHT: In 2006, the structure was carefully disassembled to preserve any materials that could be recycled or refurbished into the current home. The house plan reverted back to the previous two story plantation style erected in the same location. RIGHT: The Watson Mausoleum in Old City Cemetery. FAR RIGHT: In his will Josiah provided for the building of the bell tower at historic Christ Episcopal Church in downtown Raleigh, dedicated in his name.

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Meet Our Flowers Plantation

PRINCIPALS

Johnston County principals are eager to begin the new school year. PHOTOGRAPHY BY MICHAEL GALIANO

Every school experiences its share of challenges, but an invisible we're-allin-this-together spirit can go a long way toward carrying a school community through the highs and lows of a year. Principals try to cultivate traits that improve communication, demonstrate respect, and inspire vision. They say the key to whether those traits take hold school-wide lies in their modeling of them. These four principals share the traits that matter most in their schools.

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CHASE FERRELL Corinth Holders High School Corinth Holders is fortunate to have a high caliber group of students, talented core of teachers, and supportive parents who are dedicated to achieving excellence. The collaboration between student, teacher, and parent will always play an important role in leading to the students current and future successes. Chase Ferrell grew up in Dunn, attended Triton High School, and graduated from North Carolina State University. He is married with two children and is very familyoriented, supporting his wife and children. Before his involvement with education, he spent time as a youth counselor and director at the Cary Family YMCA. His commitment as principal is to strive to create a safe, orderly, and caring environment which is conducive to learning while collaborating frequently to share best practices and quality teaching strategies in an effort to expose students to valuable learning opportunities.

Treasure Magazine: What do you like most about the area? Chase Ferrell: The small, hometown feel despite its growth. People come out to athletic events in large numbers. TM: Favorite book and movie? CF: Book: Good to Great Movie: Rocky series TM: What is your favorite sport and team? CF: Whatever sport my son is currently involved in. Team: North Carolina State University Wolfpack TM: What is your favorite quote or words to live by? CF: Make it a great day … or not … the choice is always yours.

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TM: Where did you attend college and what was your major? CF: North Carolina State University (Mass Communications), North Carolina Central University (Education), Master's in School Administration from NCCU. TM: What was your favorite subject in school and why? CF: Social Studies/American History—because it’s “real.” TM: How long have you been in education? CF: Eighteen years. TM: How did you arrive at your current position as principal? CF: I began my career at an inner city school. I was next at a charter school and taught social studies before becoming an administrator and was previously assistant principal at CHHS.

TM: What makes your school unique? CF: We are dedicated to life-long learning and will continue to involve ourselves in professional development opportunities, which will allow us to stay current with instructional technology in our quest to make high academic achievement an overarching expectation. TM: What are your plans for the future development of your school? CF: As a high-functioning team comprised of students, faculty, staff, parents, and community stakeholders, we have our sights set on being a county, state, and national leader in teaching and learning.

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JANET LEBO River Dell Elementary School A "rags to riches" story, Janet Lebo was raised with six siblings and little money for college. She obtained her undergraduate degree while working full-time and going to school. She raised her family while pursuing her academic path and professional career. As the new principal at River Dell Elementary, she is ready for the challenge and has been very impressed with the level of support received from not only the teaching staff but the PTA and Parent Advisory Committee. She and her husband Chris have two children. Their daughter, Katie, is a rising senior at East Carolina University and their son, Ryan, is attending Johnston Community College. Her commitment to parents, students, and staff is to always put children first. She wants them to know that children are cared for and she will strive to help each child grow toward their individual highest potential.

Treasure Magazine: What do you like most about the area? Janet Lebo: The small town feel; family feel; seeing people you know at the grocery store. TM: What are your first impressions of the school? JL: I love it. There's a family-like atmosphere where we all care about the kids. I immediately felt very welcome. TM: Favorite author and movie? JL: Author: Jody Picoult Movie: The Blind Side TM: What is your favorite sport and team? JL: Sport: Volleyball Team: Carolina Hurricanes TM: What is your favorite quote or words to live by? JL: People don’t care how much you know

until they know how much you care. TM: Where did you attend college and what was your major? JL: UNC Pembroke (Education); Master's from Campbell University TM: What was your favorite subject in school and why? JL: Reading. I enjoy learning about new things. I also love to teach literacy. TM: How long have you been in education? JL: Twenty-one years. TM: How did you arrive at your current position as principal? JL: I began my teaching career in Hoke County. I taught 1st grade in Cumberland County. Before I came to River Dell I worked in another Johnston County school as a teacher and worked my way up as a

curriculum instructor/administrator, assistant principal, and now as principal. TM: What makes your school unique? JL: Our STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program. Working toward creative links between those in enhancement programs and that of the regular student body. My staff is extremely dedicated to making River Dell the best it can be. TM: What are your plans for the future development of River Dell Elementary? JL: Extend the STEM program and to raise cultural awareness.

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JAMIE TYLER East Clayton Elementary School Jamie Tyler has lived in Johnston County for seven years and has been an administrator for three. She comes to East Clayton Elementary as the new principal most recently from Powhatan Elementary School and is looking forward to working with Johnston County families. Enrolled in fourteen different schools before high school, Jamie chose East Carolina University blindly while living in Hawaii and met her husband while attending school in Greenville. They have two children, a son and a daughter. She was also a former Student Body President and Cheer Team Captain. Her commitment as principal is to monitor the safety of her students and faculty, to honor tradition and history, to leave the school better than when she arrived, to serve all levels and attachments to the school, and take pride in the journey.

Treasure Magazine: What do you like most about the area? Jamie Tyler: There's a lot of options for a lot of interests. I love the Johnston County lifestyle. TM: Favorite author and movie? JT: Author: Nickolas Sparks Movie: TopGun TM: Where did you attend college and what was your major? JT: East Carolina University (Elementary Education); Master's from NC State (Johnston County Cohort Program). TM: Favorite sport and team? JT: I enjoy watching March Madness but love East Carolina athletics and ECU Football. Go Pirates!

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TM: What is your favorite quote or words to live by? JT: “Whatever you are, be a good one� Abraham Lincoln TM: What was your favorite subject in school and why? JT: Reading.You can always lose yourself in a good book. TM: How long have you been in education? JT: Sixteen years TM: How did you arrive at your current position as principal? JT: Fate took me to a number of different elementary schools within Johnston County as a teacher and administrator. Previously, I served at Powhatan Elementary as an assistant principal before my first opportunity to be a principal.

TM: What makes your school unique? JT: The people, the students, and the staff all as individual elements and as a whole. One other unique feature is our school architecture. Whereas many of the Johnston County schools have the same basic architectural design, East Clayton is very different with sky-ways and an open-floor conceptual appearance for all to enjoy. TM: What are your plans for the future development of your school? JT: To create a curriculum involving the community; landscaping; STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math).

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BEN WILLIAMS Archer Lodge Middle School The staff at Archer Lodge Middle School shares a passion to develop and empower its students to be leaders in the school and community. They seek to provide a high quality, rigorous education in a nurturing, safe, and orderly school environment by forming strong partnerships between the school, the families and the community. Ben Williams was born and raised in Johnston County with strong ties to Pine Level and the North Johnston area. He has served our country in the Marine Corps. He is married to a fellow educator, has four children, and is a former football, wrestling, and track-and-field coach. His commitment is to create a community that thrives on student success through communication, data driven instruction, and collaboration. At Archer Lodge Middle, they want to do what is best for the students, to be problem solvers, and to be reflective in their practices.

Treasure Magazine: What do you like most about the area? Ben Williams: The community is very supportive and loves its schools. TM: Favorite book or movie? BW: Book: Leading Leaders to Leadership Movie: A Few Good Men TM: Favorite sport and team? BW: Sport: Football Team: Redskins TM: What is your favorite quote or words to live by? BW: James 1 2-4; 2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. 4 Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

TM: Where did you attend college and what was your major? BW: I received my Bachelor's in Sociology and Master's in School Administration from NC State. Currently, I'm working on my Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (Ed.D.) from UNC Wilmington. TM: What was your favorite subject in school and why? BW: Physical education because of my enjoyment of sports.

TM: What makes your school unique? BW: The bond between family, community, and school. In every walk of life, there is a concerted effort to be aware of the other entities whenever issues come to life. TM: What are your plans for the future development of your school? BW: To move Archer Lodge to the next level categorically, across the board, using school and community resources to create educated, responsible, and productive citizens.

TM: How long have you been in education? BW: Eighteen years. TM: How did you arrive at your current position as principal? BW: I started my career in Durham public schools and had the opportunity to come back home to Johnston County taking on teaching, coaching, and administrative roles at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Fall/Winter 2016 | T REASURE M AGA Z IN E | 25


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Our Neighborhoods New Home Neighborhoods at Flowers Plantation Why do families come to Flowers Plantation in hopes of finding a new home in the perfect neighborhood? Our new home community in Clayton, NC features no city taxes, a great location, and 16 different communities with a variety of home styles and prices. Our neighborhoods are located just outside the city of Clayton and are a short drive to Raleigh and the Triangle area. Flowers Plantation residents love the wooded areas, flowing streams and friendly neighbors that come with owning a home in one of our premier home sites. More neighborhoods coming soon.


Our Neighborhoods

The 9

South Quarter

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Sweet Grass

North Village

Kirkwoo d Buil ders

D.R. Horton

Chatham

Evergreen

Homes from the $540s

55+ Neighborhood, Homes from the $350s

Homes from the $280s Par ag on Building Group, Inc / G rey H ero n Const r u ct i o n S outh Hound Constr uctio n / W Co nstr uctio n

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Homes from the $380s

Homes from the $320s

55+ Neighborhood, Homes from the $275s S& D Bui l d e r s / MF H o me s , R H S Bu i l d i n g Co nt r act o r s

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Our Neighborhoods

River Dell East

Poplar Woods

D an R yan Buil ders

L e nn ar

Pineville East

Mill Creek West

L e nna r / H o mes by Michael Ford

Capi t o l Ci t y H o me s

Trillium

The Meadows

Cal Atl antic H o mes

D. R. Horton

Homes from the $250s

Homes from the $250s

Homes from the $190s

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Homes from the $250s

Homes from the $250s

COMING SOON

Homes from the $180s

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Our Neighborhoods

North Farm

Flowers Crest

Capital City H omes

Eas t wo o d H o me s

Homes from the $180s

Whitfield

Homes from the $180s

COMING SOON

Woodlands

Homes from the $160s

Townhomes from the $150s

Smith D o ugl as

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MEET OUR BUILD ERS

Building Flowers Plantation Learn about the wonderfully talented home builders who make Flowers Plantation a fabulous place to live.

CALATLANTIC HOMES With nearly 100 years of combined homebuilding experience, Ryland and Standard Pacific have merged to create CalAtlantic Homes. This monumental merger of two iconic homebuilding companies is a historic event, positioning the newly formed company as the fourth largest homebuilder in the nation. Carrying forward the strong legacies of Ryland and Standard Pacific, the newly formed company will operate in 41 major markets in 17 states from coast to coast. With a shared vision of innovative home design, outstanding quality and an unwavering commitment to true customer satisfaction, CalAtlantic Homes will be even better positioned to serve our customers and valued trade partners. Together, we are better than ever.

CAPITOL CITY HOMES Capitol City Homes, LLC is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina and builds new homes

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in Raleigh, Wake Forest, Clayton, Chapel Hill and Pittsboro, NC. Founded by Triangle area construction professionals with more than 50 years of home building experience, we have built award-winning, high performance new homes since 2009. We know that homebuyers are sophisticated and want homes that are distinctive, comfortable, and energy efficient. Our talented team combines building experts, skilled designers, and experienced marketing and sales professionals. Our philosophy that every home should be personal is why our customers fall in love with their new home. For us it’s about ensuring an experience that matches the workmanship and details we build into each of our homes.

DAN RYAN BUILDERS, INC. DAN RYAN Dan Ryan continues his family’s legacy of homebuilding as CEO and President of Dan Ryan Builders, Inc. and DRB Enterprises, Inc. Born in Pittsburgh, PA, he was seven when his father moved the family to Columbia, Maryland. Dan’s father, who had successfully founded one of the East Coast’s most financially successful and largest volume homebuilding companies, repeated his formula for success in Columbia, Maryland and founded a current Top Ten National homebuilder. Having been born into such a strong family tradition of quality homebuilding, it was nat-

ural for Mr. Ryan to pursue his own dream of homebuilding. In 1990, Dan Ryan Builders, Inc. began building homes. Today, after 26 years, Dan Ryan Builders, Inc. is one of the country’s few privately owned, regional homebuilders, headquartered in Frederick, Maryland. The company currently operates in six states (Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina) and 10 Metro markets. The company focus is still to provide the best built home, with the right included features in great locations to create the best value in home ownership. The secret to Dan Ryan Builders, Inc.’s growth and financial success is actually not a secret. Dan Ryan surrounds himself with the best and brightest talent in the homebuilding business! He is as passionate about his human capital as he is about his financial capital. Known for walking through the office or visiting communities, Dan Ryan is a warm, congenial man quick to smile and shake your hand. The warmth he exudes belies a fiery passion for excellence that Mr. Ryan demands of himself and those who work for him. He always says, “We only build in places we love” and Dan loves the Raleigh, North Carolina area, local teams and our homeowners there!

D.R. HORTON Over 35 years ago, Donald R. Horton had a vision of livable and affordable new homes built with unmatched efficiencies and uncompro-

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mising quality. Of family traditions passed on to new generations and a business that would grow by making customers’ dreams a reality. That philosophy of creating value every step of the way was the Company’s signature focus when Horton unveiled his first neighborhood in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area over three decades ago. As the Company grew from a local homebuilder, to a regional homebuilder, to ultimately the largest homebuilder in the United States, that philosophy has never wavered. Today, D.R. Horton continues to demonstrate its leadership in residential development through design innovation, superior craftsmanship, and responsiveness to the needs of its customers. The simple vision that began over 35 years ago represents years of value and security when you choose America’s Builder to make your dreams come true.

EASTWOOD HOMES JOHN LEACH, PROJECT MANAGER John, a proud alumni and former running back for Wake Forest University, is the current Project Manager for Eastwood Homes in Flowers Crest. As a former running back for the Demon Deacons and Top 10 rushing yards record-holder for the school, John understands the importance of commitment, dedication, and determination. In 2011, John joined the Eastwood team with 15+ years of experience under his belt. Since that time, John has assisted in the development of several large communities includ-

ing Honeycutt Landing in Willow Spring, The Preserve at Rockbridge in Knightdale, and of course, Flowers Crest. John has helped welcome hundreds of happy homeowners to Eastwood! VP of Construction for the Raleigh division of Eastwood Homes commented, “ John is a dedicated and experienced builder who has consistently shown strong knowledge of the building process. We’re fortunate to have him as a member of our team.” John stated, “It’s a pleasure to work for Eastwood Homes in the Flowers Plantation neighborhood. From my fellow co-workers to the friendly homeowners, everyone truly feels like family. I wake up and look forward to coming to work every day to help enhance lives and build dreams.”

GREY HERON CONSTRUCTION JORDAN FINCH Having a family background in construction and development, I pursued a college degree in Historic Preservation along with a minor in Architecture at Savannah College of Art and Design. This love for both architecture and HP has inspired me to form Grey Heron Construction Inc. A company that prides itself in building traditional style houses that feel like home and at the same time a part of the local classic southern history. Grey Heron looks to place your family in its own traditional past time. Since 2008, Grey Heron Construction, Inc. has built over 35 houses and assisted with development of 5 different neighborhoods.

HOMES BY MICHAEL FORD MICHAEL FORD Michael A. Ford was born with a hammer in his hand and a desire in his heart to build. His grandfather, Henry Ford owned and operated one of the very first saw mills in Johnston County. His other grandfather Ervin Creech was a successful award-winning builder in North Raleigh, bringing home Builder of the Year Award’s several times. Michael was born in Johnston County on a beautiful farm outside of Clayton, now known as the “40/42” area. The house Michael was raised in was built by his grandfather and still stands today where he is blessed to have both his Grandfather and Grandmother living there surrounded by acres of cow-filled pastures. Michael left the Clayton area only for a few short periods of time. The first time he left was to attend Mt Olive College. The second was to help with hurricane disaster relief and clean-up after Hurricane Ivan destroyed the coast of Florida. For several months Michael worked tirelessly to clean-up the rubble and re-build the homes of many homeless Floridians. Michael came back home and has carried on his work here, beginning as a project manager and superintendent for 7 years. In 2007 he started his own company. Little did he know the economy would fall flat and he would have to hang on tight to what he had put so much hard work, time and determination in. His hands on approach makes him a builder you can trust. Michael’s commitment, faithful spirit and kind- hearted ways also make him an incredible family man. Michael is married to Laney, and together they have beautiful twin boys! He and Laney are partners in all aspects of their lives including Homes by Michael Fall/Winter 2016 | T REASURE M AGA Z IN E | 33


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Ford. They work together to make your home building experience the best it can possibly be. They are involved in their community and church where they are not just members, but active members at First Baptist Church in Clayton, North Carolina. Homes by Michael Ford is detail oriented and steadfast in building you the home of your dreams. Contact us today to receive your free quote.

KIRKWOOD BUILDERS ART & TERESA KIRKWOOD Art and Teresa Kirkwood, along with the finest subcontractors in the industry, make up Kirkwood Builders Inc. This award-winning combination enables a luxurious custom home like none other. Art’s building skills, coupled with Teresa’s artistry and attention to the myriad of details in every home enables each home to be a work of Art…a Kirkwood Masterpiece.

LENNAR Lennar Corporation, founded in 1954, is one of the nation’s leading builders of quality homes for all generations. Lennar homeowners enjoy the simplicity and peace of mind of the Everything’s Included® philosophy. From granite countertops to stainless steel appliances, every Lennar home comes equipped with an impres-

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sive array of included features and a streamlined process designed to make your new home buying experience easy. When Everything’s Included®, you no longer have to compromise on the features of your dream home because they are already included. Lennar builds townhomes, single family Homes, and a home specifically designed for the multi-generational family that is living under one roof. The Next Gen® -The Home Within a Home® offers innovative floorplans to accommodate the family you’re raising and the family that raised you. The Next Gen® suite provides both privacy and togetherness for today’s modern family—featuring a separate private entrance, bedroom, bathroom, laundry, eat-in kitchenette and living room. Lennar has communities in the most desired locations, including Raleigh, Cary, Apex, Morrisville, Durham, Holly Springs, Wake Forest, Rolesville, Clayton, Pittsboro, Chapel Hill, Fuquay-Varina and Wendell. To find out more information, please visit LennarRaleigh.com.

MF HOMES MELANIE FORD MF Homes Inc. is a locally owned home building company in business since 2006. Melanie Ford, a Clayton native, is the founder and president. Melanie’s experience in the field of construction began as a young girl learning from the ground up. Her attention to detail and keen design eye are evident in her homes. She along with her husband Chris and twin boys are Flowers Plantation residents.

SMITH DOUGLAS HOMES THOMAS L. BRADBURY Thomas Bradbury has over 40 years of experience in the real estate and home building industry. In 2008, he established Smith Douglas Homes, built on the premise of providing a quality home at an affordable price. Through his home-grown, single-database computer system, he has worked tirelessly to drive out the inefficiencies in the homebuilding process to reduce costs and pass those savings on to buyers. In 2014, Smith Douglas Homes closed 472 homes, breaking into the Builder Top 100 list at #83 and became the tenth fastest growing builder in the country. Tom is currently the Chairman of Smith Douglas Holdings, LLC (DBA Smith Douglas Homes) and has also served on several Board of Directors and Executive Committees. In the short time that Smith Douglas Homes has been established as a company, he has helped in leading them to closing over 1500 homes.

PARAGON BUILDING GROUP, INC JOSHUA B. MAUNEY Paragon Building Group, Inc. was founded in 2006 by Joshua B. Mauney. “Josh” holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction

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Management from East Carolina University. He is an unlimited licensed general contractor and is one of only ten builders in North Carolina designated as a Graduate Master Builder (GMB), Certified Graduate Builder (CGB) and an Aging-in-Place Specialist (CAPS) through the National Association of Home Builder. In 2015, Paragon Building Group was selected to join the prestigious Southern Living Custom Builder Program. Each year, Southern Living hand-selects members to this invitation-only program based on their community reputation, strength of presence in their respective markets, superior quality and attention to detail, innovative style and financial stability. “This program is about connecting people who want their homes to have a distinctly Southern feel to builders who can provide them,” said Kristen Bryan, Director of Marketing. “We selected Paragon Building Group because their team brings high quality Southern homes to this community.” At Paragon, our mission is simple. Exceed Expectations. No Exceptions.

PLANTATION HOMES, LLC JOHN BULLOCK John has thorough knowledge and experience with the “Plantation”, “Ole’ Southern” styling in his homes! His number is: 919-965-1212.

RHS BUILDING CONTRACTORS RUSTY POUNDS Rusty Pounds, President of RHS Building Contractors, grew up in the construction world with a hammer and plans in his hands. With over 35 years of building experience, Rusty and his Team deliver an exceptionally well built home, with superb finishes and incredible attention to detail… usually ahead of schedule!

S&D BUILDERS TIM STEVENS, PRESIDENT Tim is a builder who is recognized as principled and honest by the community and has earned the respect of others in the industry. S&D Builders, Inc., a family owned business, has built its award winning reputation for distinctive luxury home design on quality, craftsmanship, creativity and customer satisfaction. S&D Builders, Inc. feels the opportunity to build a custom house should be an enjoyable one. We will guide you through the experience. The goal is for our customers to say they are PROUD of their S&D built home! Our business is built on referrals and happy customers make us PROUD. S&D Builders, Inc. was on the building team of a very successful 55+ community called The Village at Aversboro. We have experience at building Low Maintenance Ranches for Active Adults. Our customers want to down size but not give up the custom features they have worked hard for. At S&D Builders, we get it. Together we’ll turn your ideas into the home of your dreams with all the quality, convenience and attention to detail you expect from a custom builder.

SOUTH HOUND CONSTRUCTION JOSH FINCH South Hound Construction, owned by Joshua Flowers Finch, is based in Flowers Plantation, just east of Clayton, NC. However, we can build anywhere in North Carolina and surrounding areas. We build at multiple price points within the planned development of Flowers Plantation. Currently we are building in Chatham, a row home community, and South Quarter, an estate community all located inside the Village of Flowers Plantation. Josh has a degree from the Savannah College of Art and Design out of Savannah, Georgia. For plans and virtual tours please visit our website SouthHoundConstruction.com and be sure to follow us on Facebook at facebook.com/SouthHoundConstruction.

W CONSTRUCTION BRIAN WOKASCH Here at W Construction, we are with you at every stage of building your dream home. Our projects range from $150K to $750K. We work within your budget to design and build a house you will be proud to call your home. We guarantee high-quality construction for each and every project. Check out samples of our recent work. We hope you will agree that we are the best choice for your next project. Fall/Winter 2016 | T REASURE M AGA Z IN E | 35


DESIGN TRENDS | B ATHROOMS


Tranquil, Peaceful,

Spa-like.

by Mar y Kath e r in e Co le man , Dan Ryan Bu ilde r s

These are words we hear day in and day out when homeowners are describing how they want their bathroom to look and feel.

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TOP: Off-white colors are becoming increasingly popular in today's bathroom settings. LEFT: Use colors on the cool side. Stick with greys, whites, and blues. BOTTOM: Create a real spa experience right at home. Shower heads, body sprays, and handheld showers can make all the difference.

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uch like kitchens now-a-days, master bathrooms are becoming an increasingly popular room in which to invest money. Think nice cabinets with beautiful tile floors and a large walk-in shower. Sounds like home, right? A huge trend in bathroom design right now is to take the color scheme from the kitchen and carry it through to the master bathroom. This creates a sense of flow and consistency in your home. Love white cabinets for the kitchen? Put them in your bathroom paired with the same granite. To create a similar flow but add an element of surprise, do the exact opposite of your kitchen. Does your kitchen have light cabinets and dark granite? Do a coordinating dark cabinet and pair with a

light countertop. To achieve a tranquil setting, use colors on the cool side. Stick with greys, whites, and light blues. You can always add a pop of warmth with your bath accessories if cool colors aren’t your style. Soft and airy colors calm the senses and tell your brain to relax. To create a real spa experience right at home, think about large shower heads, body sprays, and handheld showers. Treat yourself to a shower! Your bathroom should give you a sense of peacefulness and tranquility from the moment you walk in to the moment you step out. Here at Dan Ryan Builders Design Center, we will work alongside you to create the bathroom (and the home) of your dreams.

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What’s Good for Living is Great for Business by Chr is Jo hnso n When successful companies look to expand or relocate, they consider a variety of industry-specific factors ranging from rail access to university research partnerships. But other criteria are more general. Common to all business, for instance, is the ability to recruit and retain good employees. “Talent” – what we used to call human resources – is what drives the success of today’s businesses. That places a premium on what communities have to offer workers and their families. Here’s how Johnston County stands: GOOD SCHOOLS? We’ve got them. Our 44 elementary and secondary schools incorporate the latest instructional techniques and tools with rigorous

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educational fundamentals to produce careerand college-ready graduates. CHOICE HOUSING? Our communities offer an eclectic array of options in residential living. From townhomes to manor homes, Johnston County offers something for everyone depending on their budgets, needs and wants. OUTDOOR RECREATION? The moderate climate here allows golfers year-round access to numerous public and private courses. Our county also has abundant local choices for hunters, fishermen, joggers, bikers, hikers and others seeking fun under the sun.

SHOPPING OPTIONS? Retail amenities thrive in Johnston County. Carolina Premium Outlets welcomes millions of consumers a year from all around the East Coast. Selma is a mecca for antique lovers. And that’s only the beginning. HOW ABOUT CULTURE? Performing arts venues such as Neuse Little Theatre, W.J. Barefoot Auditorium or the Clayton Center provide a wide variety of entertainment options to fit every taste. The county is also home to the Ava Gardner Museum and the Creech Art Gallery at Johnston Community College. HEALTH AND WELLNESS CARE? Residents of Johnston County find expert

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primary and specialty care. Part of UNC Health Care, Johnston Health has round-theclock emergency care in addition to specialty treatment spanning cardiac rehab to urology. Its Clayton facility, completed in 2009, is a modern, convenient and welcoming environment for patients, families and care providers. Johnston County’s enviable economy is built on many assets and advantages. But primary among them is the fact that promising people find the amenities here that make this the ideal home. For additional information about the county’s economic development programs, visit jcnced.com. Chris Johnson is director of the Johnston County Office of Economic Development. Reach him at chris.johnson@johnstonnc.com

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REDVOLUTION History of the Carolina Hurricanes by M i c hae l Galiano

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une 19, 2006 may not be a day that stands out to the average hockey fan, but to the state of North Carolina, it’s a day that will forever be celebrated. The Carolina Hurricanes captured their first Stanley Cup ten years ago this past June in front of the Caniac Nation. During their 2006 run, the RBC Center – now the PNC Arena – was known as the “Loudest House in the NHL” throughout the playoffs, but it didn’t earn that name or become a home to a championship team overnight. The Hartford Whalers were plagued for most of their existence by limited marketability. Hartford was the smallest American market in the league, and was located on the traditional dividing line between the home territories for New York City and Boston teams and the Hartford Civic Center was one of the smallest arenas in the league. In March 1997, owner Peter Karmanos announced that the team would move elsewhere after the 1996–97 season because of the team's inability to negotiate a satisfactory construction and lease package for a new arena. Just two months later, Karmanos announced that the Whalers would move to Raleigh. Due to the relatively short time frame for the move, Karmanos himself thought of and decided upon the new name for the club, rather than holding a contest as is sometimes done. Later that summer, the team matched the black-and-red color scheme of the North Carolina State University Wolfpack, with whose men's basketball team they would share an arena.

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After the relocation, the Hurricanes weren't exactly successful. They first played 90 minutes away from Raleigh in Greensboro, an area that refused to support a team that was preparing to move down Interstate 40 in two years. But after the move to the Triangle in 1999, hockey and the 'Canes began to gain interest and establish a following. Children began playing youth hockey and tailgating through late spring was considered normal. Carolina’s 2006 team was considered one of the most resilient teams by the end of the season. Players, like Eric Staal, took it to heart when it was said that the team was predicted to be one of the worst in the East that season. “That statement fueled the fire and sparked something in the team.” Coached by Peter Laviolette, the Carolina Hurricanes proved many wrong and finished first in the Southeast Division. Captain Rod Brind’Amour was a leader on and off the ice through the season providing motivation and guidance for his teammates that came with years of experience. Martin Gerber was the starting goaltender during the 2005-06 season, winning 38 games including a playoff win. Unfortunately, in the playoffs, he struggled which lead to – now current goaltender – Cam Ward’s chance to step in as a rookie. He played phenomenally setting the most wins by a rookie goaltender earning the Conn Smythe Trophy for the playoffs' most valuable player, becoming just the fourth rookie to be honored with the award. “Whatever it Takes” and “We Fl owe r sPl an t at io n . c o m


Cam Ward was drafted 25th overall by the Carolina Hurricanes in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.

are Relentless” became the mottos the team and fans rallied behind throughout the 2006 playoffs. They were indeed relentless. Winning games in overtime and on the road, they were destined to win. The Hurricanes defeated the Montreal Canadiens and the New Jersey Devils in the first two rounds. An emotional series for the Eastern Conference Finals against the Buffalo Sabres became a grueling seven game series between players and fans, but the ‘Canes wound up defeating the Sabres and made it to the Stanley Cup Finals once again – first in 2002 against the Detroit Red Wings. Their opponent, the Edmonton Oilers, last hoisted the Cup in 1984 and were hungry for a championship against a smaller market team. In Game 7, before the second-largest home crowd in franchise history (18,978), the Hurricanes won 3–1, sealing the Hurricanes' first Stanley Cup championship in franchise history. Several Hurricanes raised the Cup for the first time in their long NHL careers; Rod Brind'Amour and Bret Hedican had both played over 15 years without winning the Cup, while Glen Wesley – the last remaining Hartford Whaler on the Hurricanes' roster – had waited 18 seasons. Last season, the organization celebrated the tenth anniversary of its first championship. Members of the 2005-06 team returned for a reunion throughout a weekend of home games and events. Fans will never forget the memories and where they were the moment

Justin Williams buried that empty netter to seal it for Carolina and as the final seconds ticked away off the scoreboard that summer evening. Sure, hockey won't be successful everywhere. It takes a strong dose of good fortune on the ice and financial stability off of it. Unfortunately, a lot of markets aren't like this. But if we can learn one thing from the Hurricanes success story, it's that you can't simply give up on markets after 5 or 10 years. It took years for hockey to become part of the local sports culture in an area surrounded by college sports and minor league baseball, but

Raleigh has proved to be a hockey market. The Hurricanes hosted the NHL Draft (2004), an All-Star game (2011), and two Stanley Cup Finals (2002 and 2006) in the past 15 years. Now, the Hurricanes are asking fans to join the Redvolution by supporting their team. Attending home games, wearing jerseys and Hurricanes gear, and posting and sharing their experiences during games and events on social media as the hunt for another championship begins. Join the #Redvolution

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SPRINT

TRIATHLON

by Kur t B i e ni as

The Annual Sprint Triathlon held at The Club at Flowers Plantation, includes a 300-yard pool swim, 16 mile bike ride, and sanctioned 5K run. 48 | T R E A SU R E

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PARKS & RECREATION

PHOTOGRAPHY BY MICHAEL GALIANO

What sets Flowers Plantation apart from so many other sub-divisions? Not only do we sell homes, but we sell a lifestyle choice. There is so much to see and do when you’re a part of the greater Flowers Plantation community. One aspect of that “lifestyle choice” is involvement in community service. The Club at Flowers Plantation, with the support of a number of individuals and businesses, conducts an Annual Races for Charity Series whereby a number of different events take place for a number of different charities. One of those events is our Sprint Triathlon typically held in the late summer/early fall. The 2016 Sprint Triathlon consists of a 300-yard swim, a 16-mile bike ride, and a USATF-certified 5K run. The swim takes place in our 4-foot maximum depth outdoor pool thereby providing that safe environment to get through the first leg of the competition. The second leg of the sprint triathlon consists of a challenging bike route through rural Eastern North Carolina providing that typical tobacco field presence with curves and turns that will take you back in time. The final leg consists of a 5K through the plantation site where a number of unique sub-communities await your arrival. You’ll be winding through the Wolfpack Curves, down the Tarheel Straight-Away, high-stepping Blue Devil Hill, before crossing the Pirates Hangman Summit and crossing the finish line. Our charity of choice is the Ronald McDonald House. The Ronald McDonald House Charities is an independent 501c3 non-profit organization whose stated mission is to create, find, and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children. For children facing a serious medical crisis, nothing seems scarier than not having parents close by for love and support. A Ronald McDonald House is that “home-away-from-home” for families so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little to no cost.

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Our Sprint Triathlon is designed for both the beginner and the experienced triathlete. Flowers Plantation has a Beginner’s Triathlon Program, coached by Vicki Jansen, who invites all those interested in conquering a triathlon to come and join them. The beginner “completes” and the veteran “competes”… we have it all!

Team Flowers before the start of the Sprint Triathlon September 11, 2016 | The Club at Flowers Plantation

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CONCERT AT THE CROSSROADS OCTOBER 30, 2016 CONCERT: 3PM-6PM | FESTIVAL: 11AM-6PM

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Featuring inflatables, crafts, and unlimited lemonade tastings for $2 GET YOUR TICKETS AND JOIN US

For Beer, Food, Music, and Fun! FlowersPlantation.com/News-And-Events

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A state of the art spa and fitness facility with families and health at the heart.

MEMBERSHIPS NOW AVAILABLE 3 Swimming Pools Expansive Parks and Recreation Programs for the whole family 4,000 SF Fitness Center

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RECIPE | PUMPKIN PIE

Pumpkin Pie Each holiday season, thousands of pumpkin pies are made, but little is know about this traditional favorite.

N

ative to North America, the pumpkin was an early export to France; from there it was introduced to Tudor England, and the flesh of the “pompion� was quickly accepted as pie filler. During the seventeenth century, pumpkin pie recipes could be found in English cookbooks. It was not until the early nineteenth century that the recipes appeared in American cookbooks or

pumpkin pie became a common addition to the Thanksgiving dinner. The Pilgrims brought the pumpkin pie back to New England, while the English method of cooking the pumpkin took a different course. During this time, English pumpkin pie was prepared by stuffing pumpkins with apples, spices, and sugar and then baking it whole. Today, throughout much of the United States, it is traditional to serve pumpkin

pie after Thanksgiving dinner. Additionally, many modern companies produce seasonal pumpkin pie-flavored products such as candy, cheesecake, coffee, ice cream, and pancakes, and many breweries produce a seasonal pumpkin ale or beer; these are generally not flavored with pumpkins, but rather pumpkin pie spices. Commercially made pumpkin pie mix is made from Cucurbita pepo, Cucurbita maxima, and Cucurbita moschata.

PUMPKIN PIE 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust Prep 15 m

Cook Ready In 55 m 1 h 10 m

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.Whisk pumpkin, sweetened condensed milk, eggs, spices and salt in medium bowl until smooth. Pour into crust. Bake 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F and continue baking 35 to 40 minutes or until knife inserted 1 inch from crust comes out clean. Cool. Garnish as desired. Store leftovers covered in refrigerator.

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Treasure Magazine Fall / Winter 2016  
Treasure Magazine Fall / Winter 2016