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4th Annual Stuff The Bus Held by CIS Communities In School (CIS) held their 4th Annual Stuff The Bus event at the Leland, Shallotte and Southport Wal Mart Department Stores on tax-free weekend to benefit the children of

Brunswick County. “Stuff the Bus helps reduce the financial burden on families already hard hit by the economy. This year more than $13,000 worth of school supplies were collected

Walmart Customer (left) with Kimberly Rubin, CIS Site Coordinator for Leland Middle

for the children in Brunswick County," said Linda Rumsey, Director of Adopt A School and Volunteer Program. There is still a need for some items such as backpacks, 3" wide 3 ring binders, tis-

Walmart Customer (left) with Mary Beth Knoblauch who teaches at Supply

sues and hand sanitizers. If you would like to help, call Linda Rumsey at 253-5327 ext. 1434, email: or visit

The Bland Family (Amy, children Caroline & Charlotte) work and go to Southport Elem.

Paws-Ability Wag Shag to be Held in October The third annual Paws-Ability Wag Shag will be on Sunday, October 24. Paws-Ability has offered up a press release as a preview of the event: Paws-Ability, the Brunswick County nonprofit organization that raises money to aid existing animal shelters and animal rescue groups within Brunswick County, is hosting the third annual Wag Shag for animal lovers on Sunday, October 24, 2010. The Wag Shag is the largest gathering of pets and their owners in Brunswick County. Last year Paws-Ability raised more than $12,000 to benefit Brunswick County shelters and animal rescue groups. Over 200 humans attended the 2009 event along with 90 canines, all of whom exhibited exemplary behavior.

bring along Since this their canine year's the Wag friends. Shag is near Halloween, Obedience dogs are invited and other to wear cosdemonstratumes. A buftions will be fet luncheon conducted, will be served. and a pet phoThe festivities tographer will will take place be on hand to inside the Brothers Spanky and Charlie want to be adopted. p h o t o g r a p h 9,200 square canine attenfoot air-conditioned tent on the dees and their humans. A few canine grounds of Sea Trail's Convention escorts from local rescue groups will Center from 1 - 4 p.m. also be available for those desiring a Pet owners are invited to bring their "doggy date" for the afternoon. socialized and well-behaved canine A cash bar will be available, and companion along to join the fun. In door prizes will be awarded. addition to the luncheon, several conAdvance tickets, adult $35, children tests are planned for attendees who under 12 $20, dogs free, are on sale

now. Tickets must be purchased in advance; they will not be sold at the door on the day of the event. For additional information, visit the web site , or call 910.579.4707. Paws-Ability is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose headquarters is in Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina. In addition to raising funds to help Brunswick County animal welfare groups assist animals in need, PawsAbility promotes responsible pet ownership and educates the public on legislative issues of concern to our community regarding companion animals. Paws-Ability also funds a children's program to teach responsible pet ownership and assists in the housing and care of the pets of domestic violence victims while staying at Hope Harbor.

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Out & About in Brunswick County As the tourists return home after enjoying Brunswick County's beaches and attractions, life for locals returns again to normal. That also means turtle nests on Brunswick beaches are hatching like crazy and dedicated turtle parents, who have adopted nests to "sit" are to be found night after night waiting to guide the hatchlings to the sea. A reminder -turn off house lights near nests, keep dogs and kids away from the nests (nests are NOT for digging!); and do not shine flashlights on nests lest the babies think it is the moon and follow the flashlight instead. It is hurricane season as well: prepare suppli -- radio, flashlights, water, matches, food goods, (don't forget your pets' food!), clothes, important papers, medicines, etc. Prepare your evacuation route and place to go away from your coastal home if and when necessary. It's kind of like carrying an umbrella…if you do most likely it won't rain…so get ready for a hurricane and with a little

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luck…it won't come. Fall begins for many with Labor Day. It's back to school and that means new electronics for students and teachers alike. Coastal Computers located on Long Beach Rd. between Oak Island and Hwy.211 offers great computer service, whether it is a repair or a tutorial class to maximize computer use. Doing their part for the environment, Coastal Computer's staff offers free recycling for old, outdated, and unusable computers and electronics. Speaking of recycling and environmental awareness, Blue Crab Blue, the gift shop located on Long Beach Rd. also, has unique jewelry, gift and artwork created by local artist and artisans from recycled materials. Here you can find something sure to be, not only beautiful, but earth-saving as well! Newly opened, Handsome and Gretel, located behind Atlantic Restaurant, at the corner of Long Beach Rd. and Hwy.211, is a special consignment store offering children's clothing,

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maternity wear, and dance apparel. Remember, consignment shopping is recycling at it best and fun as well! Remember when you could go to your neighborhood butcher to get a crown roast for the holidays, or have him butterfly a leg of lamb or veal for you? Well, you're in luck. Return to the luxury of your own butcher! The Butcher of Brunswick has two stores -on Hwy 17 on the way to Shallotte and on Oak Island, where you can have meat your way. All beef is Grade A Choice, Angus, or Prime and chicken and pork from North Carolina suppliers. Need fresh ground pork (not prepackaged) or freshly made Italian, Polish, or Mexican sausage? Call The Butcher and order it up for your next party or cook out. The Butcher also caters cook outs and pig pickin's. An added find at the two shops is freshly baked Italian bread and desserts (cannolis) as well as A full line of Italian food products. Fall also means a return to regular hours for restaurants who added hours for the summer; after Memorial Day. To name a few changes however; Island Way still offers a wonderful view of the ocean while dining, but will close for lunch; call Chagall for the up-to-theminute information; Mr. P's and Joseph's will close on Sundays. Do yourself a favor… be wise and call for hours! Charlie McGrooder's in Leland however, will open again on Sundays. New to Leland is a seafood restaurant, Fishy. Here's something to cheer about for sweet lovers -- The Crazy Cake Chicks on Oak Island have received a sanitary

health score of 100.2 for the second time in a row…spotlessly clean and out of this world delicious and artistic baked goods. Hooray for them and us!! Drop by for a muffin of the day and a cup of coffee, or better yet treat yourself to an order of Total Eclipse of the Heart cake. A very welcomed addition to the area is Frosty Knickers Sewing Centre, located on Long Beach Rd., between Southport and Oak Island. Samantha Hughes, who was born, raised, and learned her craft as a designer/garment technologist (for the famous Marks & Spencer stores) in England. Why should we cheer this new shop? Samantha can literally make anything to fit your shape, from lingerie to bathing suits to well…. you name it. Right now she is making a line of unique baby pants for a boutique. She is an expert in designing and fitting clothing for petites and lovely larger ladies. She teaches sewing etc. at the centre and an adjoining shop to open soon will offer thread, sewing notions and fabric for sewers and quilters alike. No longer will you have to go to Wilmington to buy sewing supplies…yea! Unlike many articles of clothing in stores everything here is American made in the USA. For contract design/clothing manufacture; made to measure clothing, alterations, and sewing lessons contact Samantha Hughes at Frosty Knickers Sewing Centre, Unit 1A, Fountainside B.P., 4593 Long Beach Rd. Southport, 910200-2020.

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U.S. Treasury Approves North Carolina's Plan to Help Unemployed Avoid Foreclosure Saving Your Home The North Carolina Housing Finance Agency announced today that the U.S. Treasury Department has approved the Agency's plan to use $159 million of federal Hardest Hit Program funds to help North Carolinians who have suffered job loss or other financial hardships to save their homes from foreclosure. North Carolina is one of five states approved today for such funding. "We expect that over the next three years this effort will enable 7,200 North Carolina workers to keep their homes," said A. Robert Kucab, executive director of the housing finance agency. "North Carolina lost nearly 278,000 jobs between 2007 and 2009. In 2009, a quarter of the state's population lived in a county with an unemployment rate of 12 percent or higher, compared with 15 percent of the national population. That is why our agency is focusing on relief for homeowners who have suffered job loss or loss of income." Most of the new funds -- $115 million -- will be used to make mortgage payments for unemployed workers while they seek jobs or complete job training in a new field. Others who, through no fault of their own, have gotten behind on their mortgage payments will be eligible for assistance while they get back on their feet.

In all the new programs, the assistance is provided as a zero-interest loan that is forgiven over 10 years, as long as the owner continues to live in the home. The Treasury's "Hardest Hit Fund" is authorized under the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). North Carolina and four other states (Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island and South Carolina) were selected because of the large percentage of their populations living in counties with high unemployment rates in 2009. Hardest Hit Program Available in December Please note that the assistance described here will be available statewide in December. If you have lost your job and are having problems paying your mortgage now, the state's Home Protection Program may be able to help you. Please contact your Housing Counselor to determine the application process. About Brunswick Housing Opportunities, Inc. (BHO) BHO, Inc. is a nonprofit Housing Counseling Agency serving the Greater Brunswick County Area. If you need help saving your home, becoming Financially Fit or buying your first home, contact our Certified Housing Counselors at 910-253-0699 to assist you.

New Thrift Shop to Support CIS: Donations N eeded Preparations for the CIS Thrift Shop in Boiling Spring Lakes are underway in anticipation of a September 1 opening.

sort donated items and prepare them for sale. The Shop is located at 3000 George II Highway (near Security Savings Bank). Proceeds benefit the programs and services Donations of gently used items of Communities In Schools of are currently being accepted Brunswick County, Inc. For more between 10am and 4:30 pm, information, contact Sherry Ollis Monday through Friday. at 845-3555 or visit www.cisVolunteers are also needed to help

Chamber Opens JumpStart to Non-Members The Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce has announced that its JumpStart Speed Networking event will now be open to all business people interested in promoting their businesses through a fun, fast activity. A hot breakfast buffet will be included, courtesy of Starz Grille at Planet Fun in Shallotte. The price is $10.00 per person for non-members. Members of

the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce can attend at no charge. Derived from an increasingly popular concept in business hubs across the country, Speed Networking will puts each participant across a table from a counterpart, customer, or colleague. Each participant is supplied with a list of possible questions, starters and topics to draw from should they

need or choose. The format, however, allows for a lot of conversational flexibility. After 2-3 minutes elapses, participants move on to a new conversation, a new face and a new opportunity to make a connection. JumpStart Speed Networking will be an ongoing monthly event from the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce. It will take place on the third Wednesday of each

month at Starz Grille in Planet Fun, located at 349 Whiteville Road, Shallotte, from 7:30 am - 9:00 am. To RSVP, call Reggie Smith at the Chamber- 910.754-6644, ext. 105 or email him at

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Dosher Hospital’s Operation Medicine Cabinet

Camp Caswell Shows Appreciation for Sheriff’s Office

Dosher's been our community's exchanged or sold, without the kids hospital for eighty years. We care thinking about the consequences. about the people we serve, and we Our drug collection helps motivate also care about the community and local families to clean out unnecesour environment. Operation sary drugs and medicines from their Medicine Cabinet is one way we can homes before they can harm our chilhelp protect the health of area resi- dren. dents and families, and In addition to proOperation protect the environment tecting the people we at the same time. Medicine serve, Operation Cabinet By collecting outdated C a b i n e t h e l p s Medicine helps protect our enviand unwanted drugs protect our ronment. For many and medications, we can environment people, disposing of help save lives. Many outdated or unwanted people don't think about the medicine they stockpile in drugs means flushing them down a their bathrooms or their kitchen cab- toilet, washing them down the inets. Over-the-counter and prescrip- kitchen sink, or just throwing them tion drugs alike can become either out with the trash. Nationwide studineffective or, in other cases, very ies have shown that when drugs are dangerous after their expiration date disposed of this way, they will passes. Also, people have been inevitably end up in our soil or in the known to grab a prescription drug water supply. This event will help prefrom the medicine cabinet, thinking vent that from happening in our it was one drug, only to discover that community. they had taken the wrong medicine. This is the third time within two Disposing of outdated or unused years that we've held this drivemedicine helps ensure that it serves through drug and medication dropthe purpose for which it was intend- off event, and we've been very pleased ed. with its success. Each time, the Operation Medicine Cabinet is also amount of unwanted or outdated intended to save the lives of the chil- medicines has grown from the time dren in our community. These days, before. The last event, held back in the drug of choice of teenagers is not February of this year, brought in being obtained on the street corner, more than 10,000 prescription narbut rather from the medicine cabinet cotics, and countless over-the-counter in their home. Teens hold "pharm" medications. -- Kirk A. Singer, parties where prescription drugs are Community Relations Director

A local summer youth camp at Fort Caswell visited the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office today on July 7th. Camp Caswell provided a lunch of hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and beverages to the employees of the Sheriff's Office. Youth Pastor, Alan Stabley and his youth members are involved in a Deep Impact Mission that will be held all week. The Youth has participated in a variety of mission opportunities including construction, local retirement homes, car wash teams, sports camps and others. Deep Impact Missions are week long mission experiences of North Carolina Baptist Men that provides Middle and High School students with a unique experience. Over 450 Youth members will be traveling throughout the state of North Carolina this week extending help and support to local communities. Camp Caswell will continue to visit various locations throughout Brunswick County this week to extend their gratitude to the “workers who go unappreciated.”

Helping Just Hatch e d Tu r t l e s F ind Th e ir Way

Mary Payne, Treasurer of Oak Island Beach Preservation adopts a turtle nest near her home each year with her husband. As “parents” they “sit the nest” to help the hatchling turtles find their way to the sea.

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2010 Fall Adult Fitness Updates SHALLOTTE/SUPPLY/OCEAN ISLE BEACH/CALABASH AREA Water Fitness Class Dates: 9/1 - 12/16 Class 1: Monday/Wednesday -- 9:30 -10:30am Class 2: Tuesday/Thursday -- 9:30 -10:30am Location: The Winds Beach Resort, OIB Fee: 1 Class - $30 (2x/week) 2 Classes - $45 (4x/week) $8 drop-in Cardio-Mix Fitness Dates: 9/1 -- 12/15 Class 1: Monday/Wednesday -- 5:30 -- 6:30pm Location: Brunswick County Government Complex, Bldg H Fee: $30/month, $8 drop-in Yoga Dates: 9/2 -- 12/16 Weekend Classes, Time Varies Location: The Winds Beach Resort, OIB Aqua Zumba Dates: 9/2 -- 12/16 Tuesday/Thursday -- 5:30 -- 6:30pm

Location: The Winds Beach Resort, OIB Fee: $35/month, $10 drop-in Total Body Fusion Dates: 9/2 -- 11/30 Tuesday/Thursday -- 6:00 -- 7:00pm Location: Lockwood Folly Community Bldg Fee: $30/month, $8 drop-in Zumba Dates: 9/2-12/16 Tuesday/Thursday-8:15-9:15am Location: Body Dimensions Fee: $35/month, $10 drop-in Adult Tennis Lessons Dates: 9/13-10-18 Mondays Beginner: 5:30-6:30pm Intermediate: 6:45-7:45pm Location: Ocean Isle Beach Park Fee: $60/per person Shag Dancing Lessons Dates: 9/14 -- 11/9 Beginners-6:00-7:00pm Intermediate-7:00-8:00pm Location: To be determined Fee: $60/per person

Square Dancing Lessons Dates: Part 1- 9/8-10/20 Part 2-10/27-12/15 Wednesdays-6:30-8:30pm Location: Virginia Williamson Elementary Fee: $80/couple LELAND/SOUTHPORT AREA Zumba Dates: 9/9 -- 11/29 Tuesday/Thursday - 6:00 - 7:00pm Location: To Be Determined Fee: $35/month, $8 drop-in Cardio-Mix Fitness Dates: 9/1 --1 2/15 Class 1: Monday/Wednesday -- 5:30 -6:30pm Location: Brunswick County Government Complex, Bldg H Fee: $30/month, $8 drop-in Belly Dancing Dates: 9/13 -- 12/16 Monday/Wednesday -- 6:00 -- 7:00pm Location: Leland 5th District Bldg Fee: $30/month, $8 drop-in

Shag Dance Lessons Dates: 9/16-11/4 ThursdaysBeginner: 6:00-7:00pm Intermediate: 7:00-8:00pm Fee: $60/per person Adult Tennis Lessons Dates: 9/13-10 18 Mondays Beginner-5:30-6:30pm Intermediate-6:45-7:45pm Location: Town Creek Park Fee: $60/per person Adult Tennis Lessons Dates: 9/13 -- 10/18 -- Mondays Beginner-5:30-6:30pm Intermediate-6:45-7:45pm Location: Smithville Park Fee: $60/per person Square Dancing Lessons Dates: Part 1 -- 9/8 -- 10/20 Part 2 -- 10/27 -- 12/15 Wednesdays-6:30 -- 8:30pm Location: Virginia Williamson Elem. Fee: $80/couple

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NC Maritime Museum Receives Over $30,000 The North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport received its largest donation to date on Aug. 17.

More than 120 people played in the tournament and an additional 22 took part in the benefit dinner and auctions.

With progress being made to move the Museum to a new location at Fort Johnston, the proceeds will be used immediately for renovation of the two one-story brick buildings. Currently the Museum and Friends group are replacing the roof on the Davis St. Pictured from left to right are: Friends Golf “We are contin- Tournament Treasurer Jim Crum, Friends Vice- Barracks building. ually inspired by Chairperson Shirley Wilson, Museum Manager The buildings are Mary Strickland, Friends Secretary and Golf owned by the city the dedication Tournament Chairperson Jim Carey. of Southport and and generosity of donors who answer the call to give again rented to the Museum. The Friends of the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport presented a check of $30,804, representing the final calculation of proceeds from the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport Annual Golf Classic, in April 2010.

and again," said Museum Manager Mary Strickland. "These funds raised by the Museum Golf Classic will go toward the physical structure of a facility designed to present our history in the best possible environment, at historic Fort Johnston on the banks of the Cape Fear River."

Strickland hopes to have the first phase of renovations complete by the end of this year. Dating to 1764, Fort Johnston was built by Britain during the War of the Austrian Succession to protect the

Southern colonies. Named for Royal Governor Gabriel Johnston, it was the first fort built in North Carolina and stands today as one of the oldest in the United States. The Friends group will hold another benefit tournament in the spring of 2011. The Museum is open Tuesday Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission. For more information visit, or call 910-457-0003. The North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport is located at 116 North Howe St. The three North

Carolina Maritime Museums are the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum located in Hatteras, the North Carolina Maritime Museum in Beaufort and the North Carolina Maritime Museum at Southport. All three museums are part of the Division of State History Museums in the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources, the state agency with the mission to enrich lives and communities and the vision to harness the state's cultural resources to build North Carolina's social, cultural and economic future. Information on Cultural Resources is available at

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2010 Fall Youth Activities & Programs Brunswick County Parks and Recreation Youth Tennis Lessons: Three Locations: Town Creek Park Smithville Park Ocean Isle Beach Park . Contact Ruthie McHugh for more information or to register. 910-253-2583 or Town Creek ParkInstructor Phil Edwards Tuesdays/Thursdays-9/14 -- 10/21 Age groups and times: 3-7 yrs: 3:30-4:30pm 8-11 yrs: 4:30-5:30pm 12-15 yrs: 5:30-6:30pm Fee: $60/per person Smithville ParkInstructor Jon Keilman Wednesdays-9/15 -- 10/20 Age groups and times 4-7 yrs: 3:30-4:30pm 8-10 yrs: 4:30-5:30pm 10-14 yrs: 5:30-6:30pm Fee: $60/per person

Ocean Isle Beach ParkInstructor Dave Gongora Wednesdays-9/15-10/20 Age groups and times 4-7 yrs: 3:30-4:30pm 8-10 yrs: 4:30-5:30pm 10-14 yrs: 5:30-6:30pm Fee: $60/per person Brunswick County Parks and Recreation Youth Basketball Now accepting registrations for the 2010/2011 Youth Basketball Program. Open to boys and girls 1st through 6th grade. Practice begins in December and games will be held in January and February. Contact Brian Moore, Athletics Coordinator, 910-253-2670 or email to register or for more information. Deadline to register: November 19, 2010 Youth Dance Lessons Introduction to Junior Ballroom and Shag Students in grades 5-12 For more details about this program, contact Ruthie McHugh at 910-2532583.

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Brunswick County’s Newest Park Now Open The newest Brunswick County zens interested in hosting their Park opened on Saturday, August next event at our park. The 21, 2010. amphitheater is designed to seat 300, but We have there is eagerly been plenty of anticipating space in the opening a n d of the new around Ocean Isle the theBeach Park ater for on Old l a w n Georgetown chairs and R o a d . blankets. While we If you are suffered a interested few setbacks in renting along the this space way, this or would park is like to going to be check the a great addiavailabilition to the ty please Brunswick call 910County 253-2670. P a r k System. We If you currently would like maintain to find and operate out about twelve parks any of our throughout programs, Brunswick facilities, County or parks, offering a please variety of activities for adults and visit our website at www.brunswickchildren, including organized (parks and recresports, classes, special events, and ation) or don't hesitate to call. senior activities. The Ocean Isle Beach Park will feature tennis courts, an amphitheater, two playgrounds, a restroom facility, and a multipurpose field that will be used for football, soccer, and much more. We will also be renting the amphitheater to

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Cigarette Litter Prevention Program Expands Keep Brunswick County Beautiful (KBCB) has targeted the towns of Leland and Oak Island to expand its Cigarette Litter Prevention Program. The program is designed to educate citizens of the environmental impacts of improper disposal of cigarette litter and to provide ash receptacles for proper cigarette butt disposal. Since 2007, KBCB has received grants totaling over $6,000 to initiate and expand the Cigarette Litter Prevention Program in our county. Previously, KBCB, an affiliate of the national Keep America Beautiful, has worked with Boiling Spring Lakes, Bolivia, Holden Beach, Southport and St. James. The group has installed freestanding and wall-mounted ash receptacles in public areas in these communities. Also provided are portable pocket ashtrays, great for outdoor events and activities such as the beach, playing golf, fishing, etc. KBCB works with community leaders to help boost the program with public service announcements, media coverage and educational signs. Such signs remind

smokers to dispose of their butts properly. Cigarette butts have topped the list in all International Coastal Cleanups (ICC) since they were added by The Ocean Conservancy to the ICC data cards as a separate line item in 1990. The N.C. Department of Transportation's Adopt-A-Highway Program notes large scale cigarette litter consisting of filters, cigar tips, lighters and tobacco packaging, accounting for up to 25 percent of the litter found in roadside cleanups around the state. The same goes for two other statewide cleanup programs, the N.C. Litter Sweep (held each spring) and the N.C. Big Sweep held in the fall. Cigarette butts may seem small, but with several million butts littered every year in North Carolina, the toxic chemicals add up fast! Because of the vast flow of cigarette butts into the environment, cigarette butts as litter pose a formidable environmental problem beyond aesthetics and have a measurable toxic effect when they

enter the aquatic environment. People who smoke and drive and toss their butts have been known to start roadside wildfires long after they've left the scene.

For the preliminary scan at Cross Creek Commons, the total number of cigarette butts counted was 939. These were picked up in less than 40-minutes!

Educational activities to prevent cigarette litter in addition to the installation of cigarette ash receptacles at the Oak Island Pier and in selected shopping centers in Leland are the current objective. Plans are in the works to distribute up to 800 portable ash trays directly into the hands of adult smokers through a one-on-one distribution during Founders Week at Leland and at the annual OIB Oyster Festival this fall.

A comparison of the count of cigarette butts found at the cigarette ash receptacles locations will measure this program's effectiveness.

Volunteers from the North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce and the Town of Leland worked alongside leaders from KBCB in conducting Cigarette Litter Scans: a preliminary scan prior to installation of the cigarette ash receptacles in mid-August. A follow-up scan four weeks after their installation is planned for early September.

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The initial scan and placement of ash receptacles, meant for holding up to 700 cigarette butts, for Oak Island Pier is scheduled for August. Remember, if you smoke take the time to properly dispose of your cigarette butt where ever you are. It matters‌just ask any 6-year-old. For more information about Keep Brunswick County Beautiful, the national Cigarette Litter Prevention Program or solid waste management in Brunswick County, please call and talk with either Steve Cherry, (910-253-9022) KBCB Chairman or Kim Thompson, (910-253-2524) Recycle Coordinator, Brunswick County Solid Waste and Recycling Department.

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Linda Dagostino Rumsey -- 910-918-0198 Joanne Hennessy Thompson -- 716-913-8058


Illegitimate Phone Solicitations A resident of Brunswick County made contact with the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office today in reference to a solicitation they received through a telephone call.

call declined to donate funds, the caller insinuated if a donation was not given there would be repercussions.

Sheriff Ingram wants the citizens of The resident advised Brunswick County to they received a call on be aware of this illegittheir land line teleimate solicitation. If phone this week from you receive a telea male subject that phone call and someidentified himself as a one whom identifies Supervisor with the him or herself as an Sheriff Ingram Brunswick County employee with the Sheriff's Office K-9 Brunswick County Division. The caller proceeded to Sheriff's Office attempts to solicit advise that he was calling various for donations, please call county residents asking for dona- Sergeant Mark Francisco with the tions to assist in the K-9 Division. Professional Standards Division at 910-253-2440. After the recipient of the phone

2 010 Blue Line B lood Drive The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office sponsored their 2nd annual Blue Line Blood Drive June 30th, 2010. American Red Cross set up two buses at the Sheriff's Office from 9:00 am-2:00 pm. Staff was brought on site to recruit donors, collect their blood and then to process and test it for contamination.

There were a total of 58 donors, 10 of which were first time donors. Out of the overall numbers, 54 successful units were collected. On average 38,000 units of blood are needed on any given day throughout the United States. The event was evident of community support throughout Brunswick County.

Consultant: Don McCauley - 910-842-9248 Printcess - Stanley Spain Delivery -- Cindy Zappolo How to reach us: PO Box 11374 Southport, NC 28461 Email: Website: Your Brunswick Marketplace News is published bimonthly in Boiling Springs Lakes, N.C., serving the citizens of Brunswick County, North Carolina. Correspondence and other inquiries should be directed to our office via US Mail. Unsigned correspondence will be discarded. Subscriptions: Call Joanne Thompson -- 716-913-8058 or Linda Rumsey 910-918-0198 or email Home delivery within Brunswick County is $12 per year. Home delivery in all other areas is $24 per year. Single copies are free at our rack locations. Advertising Deadline: The deadlines for display advertising and general announcements are August 15, October 15, December 15, February 15, April 15, and June 15. Editorial Policy: The editorial content of Your Brunswick Marketplace News is in no way representative of the political, religious, or social beliefs/opinions of our advertisers/subscribers. If you disagree with any editorial content presented herein, we encourage you to submit a Letter to the Editor for publication, following the guidelines on our editorial page. Online Material: The advertising/editorial materials published to our website are updated daily. While every attempt is made to review the nature of content on the linked material published to our website, Your Brunswick Marketplace News and the publisher cannot be held liable for the accuracy, content or nature of content on these linked sites. Caveat Emptor! The publisher reserves the right to change subscription rates during the term of a subscription upon 30 days notice. The notice may be by mail to the subscriber, or by notice contained in the newspaper itself, or otherwise. Subscription rate changes may be implemented by changing the duration of the subscriptions. Your Brunswick Marketplace News was established June 14, 2006.

30th Annual NC Oyster Festival Offers Free Shag Dancing Lessons Ocean Isle Beach, NC - FREE Shag Lessons are being offered by the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce in spirit of the 30th Annual North Carolina Oyster Festival! Shag lessons will take place from 6-7pm every Thursday from September 9 - October 7, at The Winds in Ocean Isle Beach. Classes are taught by Jim Sterner and Donna Rosen of DanceLinkUSA. Participants must RSVP to Kelly Mathews prior to the lessons at 910-754-6644 extension 104.

Pictured L-R: Sheriff John Ingram, Deputy Bill Miller, Chief Deputy Charles Miller

The NC Oyster Festival will have a Shag Contest on October 17th at 3pm. Registration begins at 1pm near the entertainment stage. Cost is $15/couple if you pre-register before October 16th or $20/couple on the day of the contest. There is limited space. Please see rules and regulations online at

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Carroll Miller, CPA . . . . . . . . . . 363-4165 Unit C, 4022 Old Bridge Rd. . . .Oak Island

Butcher of Brunswick Ocean Isle - 287-6999  Oak Island - 278-6998

East Coast Moving . . . . . . . . .866-279-6683 (910) 755-2058 Premium Moving . . . . . . . . .910-253-6714



Shining Sea Acupuncture LLC . Southport Kathy Rebeck, M.Ac., L.Ac. . . . . 599-3081

Southport Motorcars . . . . . . . . .454-7100 1408 Howe St.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Southport

Animal Nana

Car Wash

Candace Hobbs, Animal Nana 910-278-6300 Certified--NAPPS Member of Pet Sitters Int'l

Platinum Car Wash . . . . . . . . . .457-4884 4884 Long Beach Rd. . . . . . . . . .Southport


Antiques  Consignment  Gifts Bloomin’deals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .575-4949 10001 Beach Rd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Calabash Handsome & Gretel . . . . . . . . . .454-0012 5083 Southport-Supply Rd. . . . . .Southport Klassy Konsignment . . . . . . . . . . .457-0402 5081 Southport-Supply Rd. . . . . .Southport The Yellow Cupboard . . . . . .910-363-1731 4130 Vanessa Dr., S. Harbor . . .Oak Island

The Omelette Man . . . . . . . .910-269-8880

Computers Coastal Computers . . . . . . . . . . .457-0337 4130 Long Beach Rd. (In Seaway Printing)

Custom Clothing Frosty Knickers . . . . . . . . . . . . . .200-2020 4593 Long Beach Rd., Unit 1A . .Southport

Arts & Handcrafts Blue Crab Blue . . . . . . . . . . .910-454-8888 4310 Long Beach Rd. . . . . . .Oak Island

Entertainment OD Entertainment . . . . . . . . . . .454-8288 Vocals * Karaoke * DJ . . . . .Southport/OI

Attorneys Garland E. Lowe, PA . . . . . . . . . 454.9007 Estate Planning, Wills, Trusts, etc.

Florists Wine & Roses . . . . . . . . . . . . . .457-4428 919-D N. Howe St. . . . . . . . . . .Southport

Automotive Service Capital Automotive Service . . . . .454-4257 4741 Long Beach Rd. . . . . . . . . .Southport

Furniture The McNeill Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . .454-8188 4143 Long Beach Road . . . . .Oak Island

Bake Shops  Dessert Cafes

Golf Clubs

Crazy Cake Chicks . . . . . . . . 910-933-4253 5119 E. Oak Island Dr.

Oak Island Golf Club . . . . . . . . .278-5275 928 Caswell Beach Rd. . . . . . . . .Oak Island

Beverages Grape & Ale . . . . . . . . . . . . .910-933-4384 8521E. Oak Island Dr. . . . . . . . .Oak Island

Taylor’s Cuisine Cafe & Catering 454-0088 731 N. Howe St.. . . . . . . . . . . . . .Southport Taylor’s Cuisine at Deep Point Marina--454-0088 Bald Head Island Ferry . . . . . . . Southport

Nails J & J Nail Spa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .457-0104 4961 Long Beach Rd., Unit 3 . . Southport

Pest Control Manning’s Pest Control Southprt: 457-5289 Shallotte: 754-9766 Wilmington: 763-4845

Pets & Pet Supplies Zeetlegoo’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .457-5663 1635 N. Howe St. . . . . . . . . . . . .Southport

Picture Framing Picture Perfect Framing ....910-448-0976

Seafood Clems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .457-6958 4351 Long Beach Rd. . . . . . . . . .Southport Haag & Sons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .278-1234 7901 E Oak Island Dr. . . . . . . . .Oak Island

Spa Care Essentials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .454-9584 1226 N. Howe St. . . . . . . . . . . .Southport

Storage Sentry Self Storage . . . . . . . . . . . 457-7181 4711 Southport-Supply Rd. . . . . .Southport

Piers Oak Island Pier . . . . . . . . . . .278-6464 705 Ocean Dr.

Plumbing Mr. Rooter . . . . . .278-1865. . . .Oak Island

Printing Sun Belt Press . . . . . . . . . . . . Kathy Pope 910-230-2048 . .

Psychotherapist Dr. Mark Stebnicki . . . . . . . .454-4032 5130 Southport-Supply Rd. . .Southport

Real Estate Kay Jolliff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .910-523-0624 1023 N. Howe Dt. . . . . . . . . .Southport



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Reiki as an Integrative Medicine Approach by Dr. Mark Stebnicki Integral Medicine (IM) is an umbrella term that represents over 600 complementary and alternative healing modalities. Many consumers of healthcare services are familiar with yoga, Tai Chi, massage therapy, acupuncture, homeopathic and naturopathic remedies. One element these approaches have in common is that they treat the person from a holistic or mind, body, and spiritual perspective. Health care researchers suggests that at least 50% of Americans have used IM approaches and spent over $60 billion annually to treat chronic illnesses, disabilities, and mental health conditions. Over the last ten years, there has been a significant awakening in the number of medical schools, counseling and psychology programs that offer course work in IM approaches. Thus, we are in the midst of a paradigm shift in conventional and traditional medical healing practices. Reiki is one example of a therapeutic touch or body energy approach emerging as a vital resource to optimal levels of mind, body, and spiritual wellness. Reiki is practiced in over 100 hospitals and clinics in the U.S. including John Hopkins, Scripts, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Beth Israel Medical Center, Albert Einstein Medical Center, University of Michigan, and George Washington University Hospital. It is important to be open to the idea that the body has the natural ability to achieve higher states of physical, emotional, psychological, and spiritual

wellness. Reiki, used in conjunction with other traditional medical and psychotherapeutic approaches can help restore balance in one's life. What is Reiki? Reiki is one of the most ancient healing or body energy approaches known to humankind. It originated in Tibet and was rediscovered in the

The primary intention of Reiki treatment is to promote the body's own natural system of healing. 19th century by Dr. Mikao Usui, a Japanese monk and Christian Theologian who studied the hands-on healing miracles of Christ. In Japanese "Rei" means soul, spirit, or Universal God and "ki" means energy, breath of life or life force. Loosely translated Reiki means "Universal Life Force" or "Self-Healing." The primary intention of Reiki treatment is to promote the body's own natural system of healing. Reiki is an excellent treatment to release emotional and mental blocks, increase the body's immune functioning, and to achieve calm and meditative state of consciousness. How Does Reiki Work? Reiki is a therapeutic touch technique that involves the practitioner gently placing their hands on the

body in a particular pattern to channel Reiki or a Universal Life Energy to the different Chakras or parts of the body that function as a focal point for spiritual energy. The Reiki practitioner acts as a conduit to channel the natural healing or Universal Life Energy in a powerful and concentrated form through the use of therapeutic touch. A typical Reiki session lasts 30-45 minutes and when combined with other therapeutic approaches such as breathing, visualization, and meditation, can last up to one hour. The Reiki practitioner does not diagnose any medical, physical, or mental health conditions and should not prescribe any treatments in this area. A competent and ethical Reiki practitioner goes through many hours of training and can be certified as a Level I, II, or III (Master-level) practitioner. How can Reiki help me Achieve Optimal Levels of Wellness? As with any IM treatment approach the individual must be commitment to healing practices that are holistic and complementary in nature. Thus, the person may not achieve optimal mind-body-spiritual effects with one Reiki session because of long-term imbalances that have cumulated in multiple body systems. Regardless of which IM approach chosen it is essential to take responsibility for self-care practices that promote ones' mental, physical, or spiritual well-being.

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Elvis Entertains Special Populations Club-Rec Program The Shadows of Elvis Show came to Brunswick County to entertain the special population's participants in our popular Club Rec program. On July 13, Wayne Mims, an award winning Elvis impersonator, put on a tremendous show in true Elvis style. Steve Goodwin,

Maurice "Moe" Edge and Wayne Mims

Special Populations Coordinator for Brunswick County Parks and Recreation, says “they all had a great time and everyone enjoyed the show.” Club Rec is a program that is funded by Brunswick County Parks and Recreation that offers activities for youth and adults with intellectual disabilities. It is geared primarily for group homes, but individuals are always encouraged to participate. This is a free program and operates twice a week. Other activities include bowling, movies, seasonal parties, dinners, games, and much more. If you would like to find out more information about this program, please contact Brunswick County Parks Dr. Mark Stebnicki is a Psychotherapist and Recreation at 910-253-2670 or and Reiki Master at Comprehensive visit our website at www.brunswickcounMedical Associates in Southport.

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