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32 nothing could be finer 2009 marks historic beaufort’s 300th birthday

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34 all along the waterfront history stays alive in little washington

38 your guide to the east carolina heart institute at pcmh 40 cyberknife®— fast, painless, non-invasive revolutionary treatment arrives at leo w. jenkins cancer center

42 putting on a fresh face advancements in non-surgical facial rejuvenation

44 keeping its focus on primary care the core of ecu physicians

46 state-of-the-art personal care greenville’s quadrangle endoscopy center

50 selling, staying & going green home decor tips for a tough economy

53 from moonshine to sunshine nc wine yesterday to today

59 fruits of the vine cool drinks for warm weather


66 impressive finds have a blast shopping for these kitchen goodies

10 10 humble beginnings the billy taylor jazz festival continues ecu’s jazz tradition


12 your invitation to see shining stars emerge gallery to showcase the work three ecu bfa candidates

14 only 300 chances to see us on stage east carolina university’s college of fine arts & communication

16 tough economy = increased stress & depression among employees

18 building new homes in greenville pcc & city of greenville partnership produces tangible results

20 human-equine connection rocking horse ranch provides positive interaction

21 making impressions from auction & festivals to galas & more!

28 catering to greenville’s most stylish tantra studio, an aveda concept salon, opens in jefferson’s

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humble beginnings the billy taylor jazz festival continues ecu’s jazz tradition

This spring, the ECU School of Music will proudly present the continuing tradition of The Billy Taylor Jazz Festival. For 2009, the jazz events will take place on Thursday and Friday, April 16 and 17.

a jazz festival’s history The Billy Taylor Jazz Festival began humbly. High school and middle school jazz bands came to ECU’s campus and performed at critiquing sessions, then stayed to enjoy a jazz performance by the ECU Jazz Ensemble “A” and a guest artist. The festival quickly outgrew A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall. In 2003, Dr. Billy Taylor lent his name to the festival. The Greenville Convention Center was secured to hold the audience who came for a gala evening. Mayor Don Parrott offered Taylor “Keys to the City,” and proclaimed “Dr. Billy Taylor Day” on behalf of the Greenville City Council. The festival now offers three public concerts, a free jam session, critiquing sessions for eight or more high school and middle school jazz bands, and opportunities for Jazz Friends to mingle and celebrate.

the man himself Billy Taylor encompasses that rare combination of creativity, intelligence, vision, commitment and leadership, qualities that 10

Jazz treasure, Dr. Billy Taylor, performs at the keyboard. Photo: Jimmy Katz

make him a cherished national treasure. The distinguished ambassador of the jazz community to the world-at-large, Dr. Billy Taylor’s recording career spans nearly six decades. He has composed over 350 songs, including “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free,” as well as works for theatre, dance and symphony orchestras. Playing the piano professionally since 1944, he got his start with Ben Webster’s Quartet on New York’s famed 52nd Street. He then served as house pianist at Birdland, the legendary jazz club where he performed with celebrated masters like Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis. Since the 1950s, Taylor has led his own Trio, as well as performed with the most influential jazz musicians of the 20th century. Not only has Dr. Taylor been an influential musician, he’s also been a highly regarded teacher, receiving a Masters and Doctorate in Music Education from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and serving as a Duke Ellington Fellow at Yale University. Dr. Taylor also hosted and programmed

such radio stations WLIB and WNEW in New York, and award-winning series for National Public Radio. In the early 1980s, Taylor became the arts correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning. He is one of only three jazz musicians appointed to the National Council of the Arts, and also serves as the Artistic Advisor for Jazz to the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, where he has developed one acclaimed concert series after another including the Louis Armstrong Legacy series, and the annual Mary Lou Williams Women in Jazz Festival. With over 23 honorary doctoral degrees, Dr. Billy Taylor is also the recipient of two Peabody Awards, an Emmy, a Grammy and a host of prestigious and highly coveted prizes, such as the National Medal of Arts, the Tiffany Award, a Lifetime achievement Award from Down Beat Magazine, and, election to the Hall of Fame for the International Association for Jazz Education. Now in his eighties, and officially retired from active touring and recording, Dr. Taylor remains active with his educational impressions magazine

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activities and a full schedule of speaking engagements and appearances on radio and television.

carroll v. dashiell jr. Carroll V. Dashiell Jr. is the Director of Jazz Studies and professor of bass at ECU’s School of Music. A native of Washington, D.C., he’s recognized for excellence in the music industry as a bassist, musical director, and a composer/arranger. His performance history includes concerts with the Boston Pops, the National Symphony, the Washington Philharmonic Orchestra, Dr. Billy Taylor, Ethel Ennis, the Fifth Dimension, Maurice Hines, Stephanie Mills, Maceo Parker, Ray Charles, Vanessa Rubin, and Jennifer Holiday. Dashiell appears on several recordings as bassist with Capitol (Blue Note) Records recording artist Bobby Watson and Horizon, Muse Records artist Roger “Buck” Hill, and appears as producer/performer on over 35 national and international recordings. He is a 1994-95 recipient of the Robert and Lina Mays and Robert L. Jones Distinguished Alumni Teaching Excellence Award.

the ecu jazz ensemble “a” The award-winning East Carolina University Jazz Ensemble “A” (ECUJE) is the select touring group of the School of Music Jazz Studies Program. Under tutelage of bassist Carroll V. Dashiell, Jr., who joined the faculty in 1989, the ensemble has earned international recognition as one of the premiere university jazz ensembles in the state of North Carolina.

NC; the ensemble has delighted audiences with “pinpoint pacing” and “fluid swingability.” Standing ovations have become an accustomed response by audiences witnessing the ECUJE delivery of diverse programs that include Be-Bop Era standards, traditional Big Band/Swing Era classics, and new, different, contemporary, and original compositions of the 70s, 80s, and 90s. ECUJE was the recipient of the Jazz Fest USA 1997 Gold Award, sponsored by Down Beat Magazine, Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, and Universal Studios Florida. ECUJE “Jazz Directions 1-1993” CD was awarded three stars in the October 1994 Down Beat Magazine, which also stated the CD was “a showcase for the ensemble with a sharply honed Basie cum-bop approach to big-band swing.” The second CD “Jazz Directions 2-1997” features the ensemble in live performances with special guest artists Bob Mintzer, (1998/99 Robert L. Jones Distinguished Professor of Music) and Vanessa Rubin. In recent years, the ECUJE has appeared in concert and workshop/clinic sessions with renowned jazz artists Dr. Billy Tay-

lor, Branford Marsalis, Bobby Watson, Bob Mintzer and the Yellow Jackets, Jimmy Haslip, Russell Ferrante, William Kennedy, Peter Erskine, Yellow Jackets, Benny Green, Marcus Roberts, Houston Person, Etta Jones, Maynard Furgeson, Rufus Reid, William “Keter” Betts, Ethel Ennis, Victor Lewis, Dave Valentine, Mulgrew Miller, Christian McBride, Grady Tate, Vanessa Rubin, Maceo Parker, Melton Mustafa, Leonard “Doc” Gibbs, Kevin Toney, Land Richards, Jiggs Whigham, Roger “Buck” Hill, John Fedchock, Dave Yarborough, Dr. Willie L. Hill, and Maestro Wynton Marsalis, who called the band “one of the best college bands I’ve heard!”

billy taylor jazz festival itinerary Thursday, April 16 (free) - ECU Jazz Bones Ensemble followed by ECU Jazz Combos, Glennon’s, Hilton Greenville, 8:00 p.m. Friday, April 17 (ticketed event) - Vocalist Nnenna Freelon with the ECU Jazz Ensemble A, Greenville Convention Center, 8:00 p.m., Tickets: $15 to $35. Visit or call 1.800.ECU. ARTS for tickets or festival information.

Dr. Billy Taylor, left, with Carroll V. Dashiell, Jr. Photo courtesy of ECU College of Fine Arts and Communication.

Down Beat Magazine selected the ECUJE from a nationwide university jazz program audition to present premiere performances at Carnegie Hall, the Birdland Jazz Club in New York City and the Smithsonian Institute. With additional performances at the 1996 Montreux Jazz Festival; International Association of Jazz Educators Conference in Anaheim, CA; Southeast Regional MENC Conventions in Savannah, Georgia and Louisville, KY; NCMEA Annual Convention in Winston-Salem, spring/summer 09


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your invitation to see shining stars emerge gallery to showcase the work of three ecu bfa candidates Emerge Gallery and Art Center will be exhibiting the work of three BFA candidates from East Carolina University’s School of Art and Design — Ashley Wrenn, Kyle Peterson and Todd Cook. The exhibition opens April 10th and ends May 9th. An opening reception will be held in conjunction with the Uptown Greenville Artwalk on April 17th from 6pm-9pm. This is a free event. Ashley and Kyle are presenting their work together in the Don Edwards Gallery, in an attempt to create an interactive environment. Ashley Wrenn is a textiles artist who has recognized the connection of plant-based fibers to the beauty and preservation of plant specimens. This plays beautifully with the photography that Kyle Peterson executes to express the value of memory and perception. He uses the pin-


hole camera to expose a blurred reality of the relationship. Todd Cook’s solo exhibition in the Harvey Wooten Gallery, will fill the space with large photographs of eastern North Carolina landscapes and the personal objects and space of his grandfather, to create a visual celebration of the relationship he had with this special man. In the Evans Street Gallery, Emerge will exhibit work on loan from the Caswell Center in Kinston, NC. This work will include five of the famous Perske prints, work that captures the spirit and dignity of those with disabilities. Along with these prints will be five original artworks from residents of the Caswell Center. These became available on March 6th.

Located in Uptown Greenville, Emerge Gallery and Art Center is an artist and student managed non-profit art center that offers rotating exhibitions, adult and children’s art classes, and an eclectic sales gallery featuring ceramics, textiles, jewelry, painting, sculpture, and photography. Emerge Gallery and Art Center also offers classes and workshops for children and adults. Please visit Emerge Gallery Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 am to 9:00 pm, Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, and Sunday 1:00 to 4:00 pm at 404 South Evans Street located between 4th and 5th Streets. For further information call 252.551.6947, email to or visit their web site

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only 300 chances to see us on stage east carolina university’s college of fine arts and communication The College of Fine Arts and Communication includes four schools (Art and Design, Communication, Music, Theatre and Dance). One public result of the academic training ECU provides is a surfeit of performances and events—roughly 300 annually. Many are ticketed (modestly for students), but the majority are free.

At the School of Art and Design, one can attend a variety of events such as the annual Halloween Iron Pour or a special workshop on letterpress or textile design. The Wellington B. Gray Gallery mounts seven exhibitions each year, including the biennial international Photographic Images exhibition, as well as faculty, undergradu-

ate, graduate and holiday shows. While on campus, make the gallery and the sculpture park surrounding the school a part of each visit. In the School of Communication, most of our outreach work is behind the scenes, either as service learning projects for area agencies such as the American Red Cross, or special initiatives led by the Public Relations Student Society of America. This year, media production students are involved in launching the inaugural East Carolina Film Festival. The School of Music presents a significant number of student, ensemble, faculty and guest recitals annually. The large flagship ensembles — the ECU Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Singers, ECU Jazz Ensemble A and Symphonic Wind Ensemble — perform by invitation across the country (sometimes internationally). The Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival offers ten concerts each season. Summer camps in Suzuki violin, classical guitar and choral conducting bring musicians of all ages to campus from across the nation. Shown at left: the Oxford Philomusica and shown at right: The St. Lawrence String Quartet.


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From ancient (Early Music Ensemble) to modern (NewMusic@ECU Festival), there is a performance for everyone. Every faculty member in the School of Theatre and Dance, as well as every student, supports the fabulous performances which are offered through the ECU/Loessin Playhouse. This extended family/team stages five productions—these are typically two musical theatre, two straight-ahead plays and a major dance concert—serving more than 16,000 audience members annually in McGinnis Theatre.

To learn more about events, schools, degrees offered and audition requirements, visit The website links to each of the four schools, and the flagship performing arts series.

The College also runs the 46-year-old S. Rudolph Alexander Performing Arts Series, which brings national and international attractions to campus. The Series has hosted over 350 performances to date, and presented the likes of Yo-Yo Ma and Wynton Marsalis. Enjoy this world-class series at eastern North Carolina prices. Attendance at the plethora of lectures, performances, athletic contests, exhibitions and workshops on campus make for a quintessentially complete college experience. They can’t help it if they have to throw a jazz festival or build a kiln, but since they’re being creative anyway, you’re invited to experience the arts firsthand. When you come to campus, enjoy the arts as an audience member. When you are not on campus, recommend events to others.

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tough economy = increased stress & depression among employees Article by Robin Rager, Ph.D., Optimum Health Management, 252.353.6155 /

In these times of layoffs, budget cuts, bank failures, and foreclosures, it’s not just the economy that’s stressed and depressed. With workforce reductions, companies are forced to ask the remaining employees to shoulder more work, and at higher performance levels. As a result, stress and depression are increasingly affecting the lives of American workers, at work and at home. Stress has been identified as the #1 adult health problem in the U.S. today, contributing to 2/3rds of all family physician office visits. Depression accounts for $5,415 per year per capita in health and disability cost. By 2020, it’s projected to be the #2 cause of disability. A 2006 Health Enhancement Research Organization study reports that employers’ annual health care expenditures were 70% higher for employees reporting chronic depression and 46% higher for those with high levels of stress.


While a recent Newsweek article (“Stress Could Save Your Life,” February 23, 2009) suggests that stress could actually be good in some cases by increasing alertness and motivation, many studies have shown that medium to high levels of chronic stress and depression are associated with poor health outcomes and impaired functioning at work and at home. Since the causes of their stress and depression often may not be entirely within their control, the key factor in the extent to which people are negatively affected appears to be how they cope (or don’t cope) with conditions. Research shows that, in response to stress and depression, some people engage in negative behaviors such as alcohol use, selfmedication, smoking, physical inactivity, and consumption of excess “comfort foods” typically high in fat and sugar. Others pursue more positive behaviors such as exer-

cise, healthy eating, working on time management, seeking support from family or friends, or consulting a counselor or health care provider for treatment. Several studies have indicated that those who practice positive coping behaviors experience lower levels of stress and depression. Regular exercise and a healthy diet were found to be significant factors in controlling these mental health problems, as well as avoiding excessive weight gain — a condition which can lead to increased depression. How can employers help? Provide — either onsite, online, or through offsite arrangements with local health/fitness centers and providers — to promote positive health behaviors. If the employee’s stress or depression is persistent or severe, help them to get the treatment they need through employee assistance program (EAP) services or referral to health care providers. By reducing worker impairment, companies will experience improved productivity and more effective control of their health care costs, while their employees will benefit from improved quality of life at work and at home.

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building new homes in greenville pcc & city of greenville partnership produces tangible results A partnership between Pitt Community College and the City of Greenville produced a new home in an area of West Greenville that is being redeveloped. In August 2007, students from PCC’s Construction and Industrial Technology (CIT) Division began working on a 1,248 square foot home on Hudson Street for the city to then sell. The college’s role in the project wrapped up in the fall of 2008. According to Van Madray, CIT Division Dean, students from Pitt’s Building Construction, Electrical/Electronics, Carpentry, Architectural Technology, Masonry, and Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration programs contributed to the project. “One of the goals of PCC’s strategic plan is engagement and access with the community,” Madray said. “This project is ano-

ther example of PCC extending learning to the community.” Bill Hill, department chair of Building Construction at PCC, said the college’s partnership with the city enabled him to accept an additional 16 students into his program. Those students, he said, could not have enrolled otherwise, due to a lack of space. “I was looking for ways for the Building Construction Technology program could

grow,” Hill said. “With limited space and resources available on campus, this was a perfect opportunity for the program to expand. The partnership with the City of Greenville has given us a lot of opportunities that we would not have had otherwise.” Pitt CIT students have been building homes on campus for many years to be auctioned off to the highest bidder. Proceeds then go back into the CIT Divi-


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of the house we built, you know it will be there for many years to come,” Hill said. “The city has made — and continues to make — many changes for the good of this community. I know the students have a lot of pride in this project and will continue to have this pride for years to come. I am sure that each of the programs that participated in this project feels good about making a difference in the community,” Hill continued.

sion for future home construction projects.

pride and a sense of accomplishment.”

“The houses we build on campus are sold and have to be moved,” Hill said. “Many students never see the completed project after it is moved. The partnership with Greenville lets our students see a completed house, which gives them a lot of

Hill said the city put the finishing touches on the Hudson Street home by adding landscaping and a driveway. A final inspection of the house officially completed the project. “When you look at the style and quality

In addition, Hill said that Construction and Industrial Technology students have already begun working on a second home in West Greenville. He mentioned that Pitt Community College is in talks with Pitt County officials in the hopes of establishing a similar cooperative building partnership. Left page: The newly constructed home on Hudson Street in Greenville. Above left: PCC Building Construction Technology students smile on the porch of the home they helped to build. Article and photos provided by PCC.

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human-equine connection rocking horse ranch provides positive interaction The horses at Rocking Horse Ranch Therapeutic Riding Program can help people with disabilities enhance their quality of life. The program provides the facility, horses, and professional staff to promote a positive human-equine interaction that can improve physical, cognitive or social skills. Rocking Horse Ranch (RHR) was founded in 1991 to provide equine-assisted activities and therapy to children and adults with physical, cognitive, and psychological disabilities in eastern North Carolina. In the fall of 2003, the not-for-profit program moved to Blue Banks Farm, which it now operates as a dedicated therapeutic riding facility. With this move, RHR was able to expand to full time operation, offering lessons Monday through Friday during daytime and evening hours.

Although the program is located in Pitt County, 40% of students come to the ranch from twelve surrounding counties. In 2008, 120 students participated in weekly lessons. Instructors develop a lesson plan for each student based on his or her functional skills. Since over 90% of lessons are private one-on-one sessions, instruction can be tailored to each student’s individual needs and goals, and each student can progress at his or her own pace. Disabilities common to riders at RHR include cerebral palsy, spina bifida, autism, ADHD, hearing or visual impairments, head or spinal cord injuries, stroke, and multiple sclerosis. The many benefits that students receive from therapeutic riding stem from the three dimensional movement of the horse

as it walks. Over time, riders can improve their strength, posture, and coordination in response to this movement. An improvement in physical skills can mean better mobility and functional skills in everyday life. Other rider goals can include improved communication, attention span, cognition, and socialization as students learn to work cooperatively as part of a team. Volunteers play a key role in the success of the lesson program. In 2008, 130 high school, college, and community members donated 3000 hours assisting RHR students. Because students pay only a minimal fee, community support is the financial foundation of RHR, which hosts one of the areas notable annual events as its major fund raiser. The 2009 Derby Dash Bash will be held on May 2 at the Greenville Convention Center, concurrent with the running of the 135th Kentucky Derby. Attendees will enjoy appetizers, drinks, dinner, dessert, live entertainment, games, and live and silent auctions along with the viewing of the Derby. Proceeds from the Derby Dash Bash cover 35% of program operating expenses. The program depends on corporate sponsorships and the generosity of individual attendees to raise the funds needed to keep RHR in operation. For information on becoming a rider or volunteer at RHR, or to become a sponsor or to reserve a ticket for the 2009 Derby Dash Bash, please visit or call the barn office at 252.752.0153.


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Have pictures from events around town? Email ‘em to us at Please include name and date of event. Greenville Wine Festival - Saturday, October 25, 2008


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Friends of the ECU School of Music Scholarship Gala - January 31, 2009

Fundraiser for the Pitt County Animal Shelter at Emerge Gallery - February 13, 2009


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eastern nc annual events be sure to mark your calendar for these upcoming events

january MLK Jr. March, Elizabeth City 252.335.3686

St. Patrick’s Day Festival, Emerald Isle 252.354.6350

Shad Festival, Grifton 252.524.4356 PirateFest, Greenville

Kelly’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade Kill Devil Hills 252.441.4116

Pirate Golf Classic, Greenville 252.328.4530

NC Jazz Festival, Wilmington 910.763.8585

Unnatural Resources Fair, Greenville 252.355.5345

Shuck N' Pluck Oyster & Chicken Roast Greenville 252.931.2854


Greenville Choral Society Gala


SRAPAS Valentine’s Day Soiree, Greenville 1.800.ECU.ARTS or

Horse Show, Williamston 910.693.1769

Bluegrass Festival, Kinston 252.522.5923


Battle of Moore’s Creek, Currie 910.283.5591

5th Annual Beaufort Wine & Food Weekend 252.728.5225

North Carolina Jr. Sorosis Antique Show Wilmington 910.763.6739

march Quilt Extravaganza, Manteo 252.475.1506 Home Show, Morehead City 252.247.3883 St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Elizabeth City 252.338.4104


Music in the Streets, Washington 252.946.4975 Homes Tour, New Bern 252.638.8558

Air Show, Havelock 866.946.4762 Blackbeard Fest, Morehead City 252.726.5083 Festival on the Neuse, Kinston 800.869.0032 Derby Dash Bash, Greenville 252.752.0153 Strawberry Festival, Vanceboro 252.244.0017 3rd Annual Hogfest, Edenton 252.482.4057

Farmville Dogwood Festival 252.753.6706

Seafood Festival, Engelhard 252.926.9171

Azalea Festival, Wilmington 910.794.4650

Ham & Yam Fest, Smithfield 919.934.0887

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Rodeo, Williamston 252.792.1521

The Lost Colony, Manteo 800.488.5012

Bald is Beautiful, Morehead City 252.726.1855

Neuse River Days, New Bern 252.637.7972

Pirate Festival, Nags Head 877.FLY.THIS

Sunday in the Park, Greenville 252.329.4567

Collard Festival, Ayden 252.746.2266

Big Rock, Morehead City 919.247.3575

Bluegrass Festival Kure Beach 910.763.1711

Music & Water Festival, Edenton 800.775.0111


Bass Fishing Tourney, Edenton 252.482.5343

Seafood Festival, Morehead City 252.726.6273

Beach Blast, Carolina Beach 910.458.8434

US Open King Mackerel Tournament Southport 800.457.6964

Manteo Dare Day, Manteo 252.475.5629 Blueberry Festival, Bridgeton • 252.638.1967

New Bern MumFest 252.638.5781

Kite Festival, Nags Head 877.359.8447

Peanut Festival, Edenton 800.775.0111

Bastille Day, Beaufort 252.504.2939

Scuppernong River Fest, Columbia 252.796.1371

Pirates on the Pungo Regatta, Belhaven 252.943.3770

Smoke on the Water, Washington 252.975.1001

Blues Festival, Wilmington 910.350.8822

Festival By The Sea, Supply 910.842.3828

Whalehead Concerts, Corolla 252.453.9040


Bay Challenge, Edenton 252-482-3400

Pamlico-Tar River Oyster Roast, Washington 252.946.7211


Holiday Flotilla, Wrightsville 910.256.2120

African American Festival, Wilmington 910.762.5502

Fort Branch Re-Enactment, Hamilton 800.776.8566

Carolina Outdoor Games, Kill Devil Hills 877.359.8447

Bass Fishing Tourney, Edenton 252.482.5343

Watermelon Festival, Winterville 252.756.1068 Michelob Cup Regatta, New Bern 800.797.5759 Sand Sculpting, Wrightsville Beach 910.254.3534 Horse Show, Williamston 252.792.5802 Wildlife Expo, New Bern 252.638.8101


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Soul Food Celebration, Columbia 252.796.0723 Jumble Sale, Beaufort 252.728.5225


703 SE G’ville Blvd in G’ville Square

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Dash for Cash, Greenville 252.531.4241 Decoy Festival, Harker’s Island 252.728.3755 Festival of Trees, Greenville 252.328.4494 Festival of Trees, New Bern 252.663.8247 Kwanzaa, Robersonville 252.795.4848 Horse-Drawn Trolley, Goldsboro 919.735-4959

MS Magical Mystery Bike Tour, New Bern 800.344.4867

Rotary Rockfish Rodeo, Manteo 252.473.6644

Cup Regatta & Show, Oriental 252.249.0901

Christmas By The Sea, Southport 910.457-6964

Gospel Reunion, Greenville 252.757.0365

Christmas Tour, Edenton 252.482.7800

Oktoberfest, Manteo 252.473.1157

Christmas Walk, Beaufort 252.728.5225

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catering to greenville’s most stylish tantra studio, an aveda concept salon, opens in historic jefferson’s/blount-harvey building Choosing a salon can be trying, but trial and error is not a viable option. And, finding the right place takes a lot more effort than just looking up a name in the phone book and getting a cut. You can find hair salons on almost every corner in Greenville, but we think you’ll be hard pressed to find one as stylish and welcoming as Tantra Studio. Located on the third floor of the newly renovated Jefferson’s/Blount-Harvey Building in uptown Greenville, Tantra Studio is an Aveda Concept Salon that offers its guests upscale comfort and pampering. The Studio, geared toward guests looking for unique and creative styles and cuts, is the perfect fit for the Jefferson’s location. The name, Tantra Studio, comes from the ancient Indian tradition of tantra, which focuses on spiritual enlightenment through the appeasement of the five senses. Many people think that the tantra philosophy is just about enhancing sexual experiences. At Tantra Studio, they incorporate the beliefs of tantra into their hair services, décor, and ambience. From the moment you walk through the doors, you’ll notice

that they have taken the time to provide a sensual environment to enhance the senses. Your sense of smell will experience a delectable mix of organic herbs, fruits and oils that comprise their natural hair and skincare product lines. Your eyes will see the beautiful décor featuring 180-year-old wooden wall panels from China and your ears will hear the sounds of cool jazz on occasion and eclectic vibes at other times. Douglas Blackwood, owner, artistic director, award-winning master stylist and colour educator, brings his unique charm and over 20 years of experience to the Studio. His prior location, Blackwood’s Concept Salon & Spa, was the first Aveda Concept Salon in eastern North Carolina. According to Blackwood, “I create art with my hands everyday. It makes me smile when I create a positive change and help guests feel good about themselves.” Tantra Studio, also an Aveda Concept Salon, supports the principles of the Aveda organization to conduct business in a manner that protects the Earth, conserves resources and doesn’t compromise future generation

The Tantra Studio environment is designed to provide its guests a calming and restoring atmosphere.

sustainability. They utilize “green ingredients” (plant-based products) manufactured with “green energy” (100% wind power). Services at Tantra Studio include— design cuts for men and women, up styles, texture waves, straighteners, dimensional color, facial waxing, make up and makeovers. Blackwood prides himself on listening to guests’ needs rather than pushing the latest trends. He sweetens the studio experience with complimentary services including: an amazing head-neck-shoulder massage and an essential oil aromatherapy application. “I do love what I do, and I really want to pamper my guests,” said Blackwood. The mission at Tantra Studio is to endow guests with a sense of serenity and wellness by extinguishing, evaporating and washing away the troubles of the modern world in which we live. By blending new technology with native natural ingredients the Studio is dedicated to bringing guests a holistic experience that will allow them to explore their individual beauty. The services and

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Douglas Blackwood, center, was honored in 2002 with the Aveda® Pure Performance Award, honoring salons for performance, passion and industry sell-through.

products work harmoniously to foster a healthier, happier and more unique you. The Studio’s unhurried environment encourages guests to hang out, as does the coffee and natural tea that flows freely. After your visit, you’ll leave feeling restored, smelling great and looking fabulous. Tantra Studio is located at 330 Evans Street in uptown Greenville on the third floor of the Jefferson’s/Blount-Harvey Building. Open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday. For more information, call 252.757.3684.

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nothing could be finer 2009 marks historic beaufort’s 300th birthday The coastal town of Beaufort, North Carolina celebrates its 300th anniversary in 2009, and on this historic occasion, there’s no better time to visit Beaufort and the treasured Beaufort Historic Site. A day or weekend trip to this popular coastal attraction allows visitors of all ages to explore and experience quaint Beaufortby-the-Sea’s 300 years of history and heritage first hand. Located in the 100 block of Turner Street within Beaufort’s National Registered Historic District, the site’s costumed docents lead guests through eleven historic homes and public buildings ranging from circa 1732 to circa 1859. The Beaufort Historic Site is open yearround to visitors and features a variety of scheduled guided tours. Monday through Saturday, docents clad in period dress guide tour-goers through the authentically restored buildings of the Beaufort Historic

Site. Tours run at 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Majestic centuries-old live oaks protectively shade the Old Burying Ground, named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. Take a walk through this historic cemetery to discover touching and timehonored stories, with more than 200 gravestones pre-dating the Civil War. Guided tours of the Old Burying Ground are offered from June through September on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 2:30 p.m., or by reservation, throughout the year for groups of ten or more. Selfguided tour brochures are also available year-round at the Beaufort Historical Association’s Safrit Historical Center located at 130 Turner Street. For those who prefer to ride rather than walk, tour the Beaufort Historic District from atop the Beaufort Historic Association’s (BHA) signature 1968 red English

Explore Beaufort’s historic residences at the 49th annual Beaufort Old Holes and Gardens Tour, June 26-27.

double-decker bus. On board narrators recall Beaufort’s lively legends and tall tales, including notes on Blackbeard the Pirate. The bus, which holds 74 passengers, tours from April through October, at 11:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday and 11:00 a.m. on Saturday. The BHA offers a bounty of special events throughout the year. Wine and food lovers are sure to enjoy the Fifth annual Beaufort Wine and Food Weekend, April 22 – 26. Highlights include: various tastings, galas, wine dinners, seminars, a grand Vin de Mer outdoor tasting village, and much more. Noted travel writer Doc Lawrence says of the Beaufort Wine and Food Weekend, “This growing event is coming on strong, attracting gourmets from throughout the country. You really have to scratch your head to think of any other festival that has such a spectacular backdrop of natural beauty, history and admirable lifestyle.” Mac McDonald of Vision Cellars serves as the honorary chair for the 2009 Beaufort Wine and Food Weekend. McDonald is the owner and winemaker of the awardwinning Sonoma County, California boutique winery specializing in Pinot Noir. McDonald and his winery have been featured in magazines such as Newsday, Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast. One of the celebrity chefs featured at the 2009 event is Low Country cuisine pioneer Nothing could be finer than the great food, great friends and great views of historic Beaufort.


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Donald Barickman. Barickman has been a guest chef and instructor at numerous culinary programs across the United States, including the prestigious Cakebread Cellars American Harvest Workshop, La Varenne at the Greenbrier, Star Canyon in Dallas and the Inn at Blackberry Farm. He has published Magnolias Southern Cuisine in 1995, Magnolias Authentic Southern Cuisine in 2006, and is a featured chef of the Great Chefs of the South cookbook and tv series. His talents have been recognized by The New York Times, Gourmet Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, Southern Living, Esquire, the James Beard Foundation and the Food Network. Ashley Christensen, owner and executive chef of Poole’s Diner in Raleigh, is also featured. Christensen is also well-known as the former Executive Chef at Enoteca Vin in Raleigh (’01–’08), and has been featured in Bon Appetit and Food and Wine. BHA celebrates summer with the oldest and largest of its events, the Beaufort Old Homes and Gardens Tour and Antiques Show and Sale. Held the last full weekend in June, 2009 marks the 49th year of this annual event, named a Top 20 Event for June by the Southeast Tourism Society. This year features some of Beaufort’s most beautiful and charming homes, as well as truly breathtaking gardens. In honor of Beaufort’s 300th anniversary, the 2009 tour features the 300-year-old Hammock House, a legend among Beaufort homes. A brand new addition to this year’s BHA events schedule is a spectacular summer party celebrating “300 Years of Making Summer Friends.” Mark your calendars for July 11th as the Beaufort Historic Site celebrates the best of Beaufort. For Beaufort Historic Association’s fabulous fall and winter 2009 events lineup, with events like the gala Fall Fundraising Party in October, and the always-delicious Community Thanksgiving Feast in November, visit or call 252.728.5225 or 1.800.575.7483. spring / summer 09


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all along the waterfront history stays alive in little washington “Most people are really surprised at what they find here,” said Blount Rumley, the manager of the North Carolina Estuarium. “What they find here exceeds their expectations,” he continued. Mr. Rumley was speaking of the Estuarium, but he may as well have been speaking of the city of Washington. “It is appropriate for everybody,” he added. Partnership for the Sounds situated its premier attraction and headquarters on the waterfront in this quintessential Eastern North Carolina town to take advantage of the many amenities Washington — fondly referred to as Little Washington by residents and fans — offers. “People come here from everywhere and for all sorts of reasons,” said Mr. Rumley. “Some are visiting; some are just passing through.The waterfront looks interesting and they come in with an expression of awe.” In 1776, Washington was the first town in the new country to be named for General George Washington. “There’s so much history here — history beneath our feet,” Mr. Rumley continued. “All along the waterfront was commercial, catering to the maritime industry. There were shipyards and lumberyards and warehouses… Edna Ferber’s showboat was launched here in the early 1900s…” “All along Water Street there were hotels and bars. It was pretty wild…,” he added. “This was a deep-water port and the farthest up the river deep-draft vessels 34

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could visit.” “In the 1940s — as late as 1950 — [Washington] was one of the last of the important ports. They brought molasses, sugar cane from the West Indies and regional products would go out. They would transfer turpentine, lumber, tar, cotton, corn from rail, barges or smaller vessels to the deepdraft boats,” said Mr. Rumley. From April through October the Estuarium offers free boat rides, operated by knowledgeable volunteers, on the Pamlico River. This is a very popular program and reservations are strongly recommended. More on-water activities include kayaking and sailing. Kayaks and canoes are available for rent in town, and the area offers splendid water trails. This summer, the new Little Washington Sailing Club will offer sailing lessons to local youth On board its six 14-foot dinghies. An excursion vessel, Belle of Washington, will offer catered river cruises beginning this spring. A nonprofit group, The Blackbeard Adventure Alliance (BAA), is determined to recapture a piece of Eastern North Carolina pirate history. “We’re going to be building Blackbeard’s boat, the sloop Adventure, right here on the waterfront [beside the Estuarium],” exclaimed BAA founder Pat Mansfield. “Here in Washington we’re building a privateer… I would expect it to happen within the year.” She said the vessel would be an educational platform and ambassador from the region, sailing 11 months of the year “from

Maine to Florida.” Adventure will be berthed in Washington; her homeport will be Bath, in keeping with pirate history. “People like to buy into something special,” Ms. Mansfield added, speaking of the region, “and the Inner Banks is special.” With its riverside boardwalk and benches; old-fashioned street lamps; city marina; river moorings; and easily accessible downtown shops, Washington’s waterfront has lured and captured many visitors. Ray Midgett and his wife D.J. were intending to move to the Outer Banks, where Mr. Midgett was raised. “When we parked at the waterfront and looked out at the water, that was a wow moment,” he said. “But the real wow moment was when we went out on the Pamlico on a chartered 36-foot sailboat — that’s when we made the decision to move here.” The Midgetts have been Washington residents since 2005. Susan and Alan Hopkins, from Belfast, Maine, were lunching at a café on Water Street, enjoying the view and chatting. “We just stopped for lunch once and decided that this was a town about to take off,” said Mr. Hopkins. “It has a nice feel,” Mrs. Hopkins added. “What they’ve done to the waterfront is a huge asset. We both fell in love with it — and all the stores.” David Carraway, for years on a waiting list for an apartment featuring a panoramic view of the waterfront and river, says, “You tell me why I would not wait three years for the view I have!” Washington has an active arts community impressions magazine

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with several galleries among a diverse and interesting retail community that includes coffee, sweets and ice cream shops and fine dining; and shops featuring souvenirs, chic clothing, oriental arts and gifts, jewelers, antiques, furniture, decorators’ items, sports paraphernalia, cigars, crafts and more. A major feature on Main Street is the painstakingly renovated Turnage Theater— its marquee a multicolored gem of downtown—offering regular live entertainment.

been to Hawaii and Key West and the Caribbean, and I’ve never seen more beautiful sunsets than we have right here!” He gestured toward the Pamlico River, its shimmering waters still renewing history in Little Washington. For more information online, log on to:, partnershipforthe,,

Jean Thompson and Jennifer Sable brought a shop that evokes the Orient to Washington from New York. They were looking for a “kinder, gentler, warmer river town,” said Jean. “I found it,” she adds, “and we love it!” Mimi Linthicum, a 4-year Washington resident, operated a bed-and-breakfast in town and now operates a café on Water Street with her partner Mike Little. “We’re boaters, and we enjoy the water,” said Ms. Linthicum. “We like the charm of the town and its great waterfront.” Mr. Little, who grew up across the Pamlico River at Maules Point, said, “We’ve got everything; we’ve got kayaking and sailing and protected waters all the way to the Outer Banks.” He added, “How about the sunsets? I’ve

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saving our heritage edenton’s cupola house museum chosen by CAP Robert Quinn of the Cupola House Association recently announced that Heritage Preservation has chosen the Cupola House Museum to participate in the 2009 Conservation Assessment Program (CAP). The Cupola House joins 2,500 museums that have participated since CAP began in 1990.

for collections and sites a priority at their institution and helping ensure that they are available to present and future generations.”

Heritage Preservation’s CAP is supported through a cooperative agreement with the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services. CAP assists museums by providing funds for professional conservation and preservation specialists to identify the conservation needs of their collections and historic buildings and recommend ways to improve them.

CAP provides a conservation assessment of the museum’s collections and historic buildings. Conservators will spend two days surveying the site and three days writing comprehensive reports identifying conservation priorities. The assessment will enable the Cupola House Museum to evaluate current collections care policies, procedures, and environmental conditions. The assessment reports will help the museum make appropriate improvements for the immediate, mid-range, and long-range care of their collections and building.

Heritage Preservation’s President, Lawrence L. Reger, praised the Cupola House Museum for “making the vital work of caring

Cupola House received a $115,000 “Save America’s Treasures” grant to support the museum’s budget of $248,000 for “Re-


newal of the Cupola House.” The assessment of the 251-year-old building and its period collections, including furniture, dresses, portraits, documents and other important artifacts will be a major asset in identifying the correct usage of the funds. The CAP will also provide a working plan for the museum’s future. Visit the Cupola House Museum at 408 S. Broad St., Edenton, NC. Open by appointment for guided tours daily. For tours call 252.482.2637 or visit

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make plans to attend the 29th annual mumfest arrives in new bern on October 10th-11th Mark your calendar and plan to attend the 29th annual MUMFEST on October 10th and 11th in New Bern, NC. Recognized as one of the finest award-winning family festivals in the state, MUMFEST is a combination of fun and entertainment that annually attracts more than 80,000 festival goers to New Bern’s restored downtown and waterfront. For three years in a row, the Southeast Tourism Society has named MUMFEST one of October’s top twenty events featuring a vast array of attractions and family fun. This year features a returning favorite, the King BMX Stunt Show. They will feature three daily shows of heart stopping action with high aerial stunts and mind-boggling technical maneuvers when the best bicycl-

ists in the country take to the air for a high-flying, high-energy ramp and flatland riding show! See the best riders in the country break out crazy tricks like the Tail Whip, the Truck Driver, and a crowd favorite, Flips, where the rider launches himself and his bike into the air and does a complete back flip! The festival will be open Sat., October 10 (9:30 am to 6:30 pm) and Sun., October 11 (10:30 am to 5 pm). Visit for more details.

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your guide to the east carolina heart institute at pcmh

Article by James Ryals

We’re proud of the East Carolina Heart Institute, the world-class destination for comprehensive cardiovascular care at Pitt County Memorial Hospital and East Carolina University. While we hope you never need our services, we want to make sure that, if you do, you have the information you need to feel comfortable at the Heart Institute. With that in mind, here’s your guide to the East Carolina Heart Institute. The East Carolina Heart Institute at ECU is the research, education and outpatient care component of the Heart Institute. Housed on ECU’s West Campus, it is a four-story facility dedicated to advancing understanding of cardiovascular disease, educating a new generation of caregivers and providing outpatient care. The East Carolina Heart Institute at Pitt County Memorial Hospital is the Heart 38

Institute’s inpatient care facility. Adjacent to PCMH, it is a six-story bed tower dedicated to high-quality surgery, diagnostics and inpatient cardiovascular care. At the Heart Institute at PCMH, we offer the latest in: diagnostic testing; catheterization procedures for heart and vascular disease; electrophysiology (tests and procedures to regulate the heartbeat, pacemakers and other implantable devices); cardiovascular surgery, including robotic-assisted heart surgery; comprehensive nursing services; resource center for learning about heart disease and how to stay healthy; and a heart-healthy café open to the public.

family: your most important caregivers. We’ve worked hard to make the Heart Institute at PCMH a welcoming place for patients. We built a heart hospital rich with natural lighting, used universal patient beds to reduce patient transfers and

cleared our patient room floors of wires and carts by putting medical equipment on ceiling-mounted booms. But nothing’s as reassuring as having your loved ones close during a hospital stay. Family members play a significant role in the healing process. When you are a patient of the East Carolina Heart Institute at PCMH, you designate your family members and how you would like them to be involved in your care. “Family” can include anyone with whom you have a genetic, legal or emotional relationship. Designated family members are not subject to visitation hours. We’ve made a home for families in each patient room. Just a few feet from each patient bed is a family area with comfortable chairs that fold out into beds. The family also has its own flat-panel television, phone line and separate lighting. impressions magazine


the right care for you. When you need specialized cardiovascular treatment, the East Carolina Heart Institute at PCMH is here for you. We want to help you discern when our new heart hospital is the right place for you and when it isn’t. If you think you or a loved one is having a heart attack, go directly to PCMH’s Emergency Department or to the nearest emergency department. The team there will assess your condition and call in Heart Institute specialists, if needed. All cardiovascular procedures occur in state-of-the-art operating and procedure rooms in the Heart Institute. Once stabilized and treated, the cardiovascular patient moves to a private room in the Heart Institute at PCMH. We believe the East Carolina Heart Institute will pay dividends for eastern NC. Our goal is to change the region’s health and, some day, to eradicate cardiovascular disease in the east. Until that day, we’re at your service.

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CyberKnife — fast,painless,non-invasive ®

revolutionary cancer treatment arrives at greenville’s leo jenkins cancer center For years, Leo W. Jenkins Cancer Center and ECU Physicians Radiation Oncology have strived to provide patients in eastern North Carolina state-of-the-art cancer treatment options. Their efforts have continued forging ahead with the addition of a $5-million cancer fighting tool called the Cyberknife®. The CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery System arrived at the center in late 2008. The center began treating cancer patients with the CyberKnife in February of 2009. This revolutionary treatment represents the Leo W. Jenkins Cancer Center and ECU Physicians Radiation Oncology’s unwavering commitment to offer patients the most advance treatments available. “We did extensive research and determined that the CyberKnife was the best piece of equipment for our eastern North Carolina patients,” said Ron Allison, M.D. “Our team completed extensive training on the CyberKnife, and we feel privileged to be able to offer such advanced technology to our patients.” Leo W. Jenkins Cancer Center and ECU Physicians Radiation Oncology offer the most advanced CyberKnife available in North Carolina. It was designed specifically to meet the needs of the center and the physicians at ECU and to provide the highest standard for body and brain radiosurgery with the most advanced tracking system — only 15% of CyberKnifes are equipped with this precise system. Ron Allison, MD Professor /Chairman of Radiation Oncology; Interim Director, Leo W. Jenkins Cancer Center


what is the CyberKnife® system? The CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System is a non-invasive alternative to surgery for the treatment of cancerous and non-cancerous tumors anywhere in the body, including the prostate, lung, brain, spine, liver, pancreas and kidney. The treatment, which delivers high dose radiation beams toward tumors with extreme accuracy, offers new hope to patients in eastern North Carolina. Though its name may conjure images of scalpels and surgery, the CyberKnife involves no cutting and no knife. It’s the world’s first and only robotic radiosurgery system to non-invasively treat tumors anywhere in the body. It’s a pain-free, non-surgical option for patients with inoperable or surgically complex tumors, or for those looking for an alternative to surgery.

why is the CyberKnife® so unique? The CyberKnife is a one-of-a-kind device. It uses image guidance software to track and continually adjust treatment for patient or tumor movement. This sets it far ahead of similar treatments. Patients can breathe normally and relax during treatment. Some radiosurgeries require rigid headframes screwed into the patient’s skull to minimize movement. The CyberKnife doesn’t require such extreme procedures to keep patients in place. It uses sophisticated tracking software, allowing for a much more comfortable, non-invasive treatment. And, unlike some radiosurgery systems, which only treat head tumors, the CyberKnife has unlimited reach to treat a broad range of tumors throughout the body. Lastly, CyberKnife treatment accuracy is unrivaled. Its ability to treat tumors with pin-point accuracy is unmatched by other radiation therapy and radiosurgery systems. The CyberKnife essentially “paints” the

tumor with radiation, precisely delivering treatment to the tumor alone, sparing surrounding healthy tissue.

This image illustrates how the CyberKnife® moves during treatment.

what is the treatment process? CyberKnife treatments involve an expert team approach with several specialists. Prior to the procedure, the patient is imaged using a high-resolution CT scan, to determine size, shape and location of the tumor. Following scanning, image data is digitally transferred to the workstation, where the treatment planning begins. A qualified clinician generates a treatment plan utilizing CyberKnife software. The plan matches the desired radiation dose to the identified tumor location while limiting radiation exposure to surrounding healthy tissue. Once the plan is developed, the patient is ready for the procedure. After arriving at the CyberKnife Center, the patient is comfortably positioned on the treatment table. The CyberKnife’s computer-controlled robot slowly moves around the patient to various locations from which it will deliver radiation to the tumor. Each treatment session lasts from 30 to 90 minutes, depending on the type of tumor being treated. If treatment is being delivered in stages, patients return for additional treatments over several days (typically no more than five), as determined impressions magazine

by their doctor. Patients may experience some minimal side effects, but those often go away within the first week or so after CyberKnife treatment.

how is CyberKnife® different? Radiosurgery has traditionally been restricted to the treatment of tumors located in the brain. Patients undergoing traditional radiosurgery for brain tumors are fitted with a rigid metal frame bolted to the skull. These frames can cause patients considerable discomfort. They may also limit the angles from which radiation can be delivered and can make treatment in more than one session difficult.

This image illustrates the planning of the CyberKnife® treatment for a patient with a brain tumor. spring / summer 09

The CyberKnife System is the first and only intelligent robotic radiosurgery system that uses a combination of image guidance and computer controlled robotics to continuously track, detect and correct for tumor and patient movements throughout the treatment. The CyberKnife delivers radiation with pinpoint sub-millimeter accuracy anywhere in the body including tumors in or near the head, spine, lung, prostate, pancreas and liver. Because of this extreme precision and accuracy, no invasive head or body frame is needed.

what are the CyberKnife® benefits? • More treatment options — CyberKnife gives new hope to patients with previously inoperable tumors or those with the desire for an alternative to surgery • Autonomous delivery — Continuous tracking and correction for tumor and patient movement during treatment. • Precision — CyberKnife delivers high-dose radiation with sub-millimeter accuracy, minimizing damage to healthy tissue. • No Pain — CyberKnife is painless and requires no anesthesia, effectively eliminating risk of complications such as infections, hemorrhage, and loss of hearing and/or feeling associated with

traditional surgery. • No recovery time — CyberKnife treatments are performed on an outpatient basis eliminating overnight hospital stays. • Superior comfort — Improved comfort due to the system’s frameless design, eliminating the pain and inconvenience. • Convenience — With an advanced planning system, a patient’s treatment setup can be scheduled at the patient’s convenience, and patients can be treated in as few as one to five visits.

how many patients have received CyberKnife® treatment? More than 50,000 patients throughout the world have received CyberKnife treatment.

is treatment covered by insurance? ECU insurance and financial counseling experts work with patients to assist in obtaining appropriate insurance coverage. For more information on the CyberKnife, System visit the manufacturer’s website: For more information on ECU Physicians Radiation Oncology, call 252.744.2900 or visit radiationoncology. 41


putting on a fresh face advancements in non-surgical facial rejuvenation

More and more women are turning to the advancements in non-surgical facial rejuvenation than ever before. Reduced downtime, decreased risk, and decreased overall cost are attractive factors leading women to consider the new options in the cosmetic marketplace. In response to patient requests, Eastern Dermatology has added several non-surgical facial rejuvenation services. These include: non-ablative laser resurfacing, Botox® (Allergan), dermal fillers, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, and photofacials. The popularity of Botox® and similar dermal fillers has grown exponentially over the past few years. These products are excellent options for most people interested in facial rejuvenation with little downtime. Botulinum Toxin type A or Botox® has proven to be a safe and effective treatment for facial lines and wrinkles, yielding high patient satisfaction. FDA approved in 2002, Botox® Cosmetic provides temporary improvement of lines and furrows in between the brows (glabella), on the forehead, in crow’s feet, in the peri-oral area, and on the neck. 42

Botox® Cosmetic treatments consist of small injections of the product directly into the muscle group to relax the muscle’s activity over the next 3 to 4 months. With repeat treatments, many lines can be softened and often reversed, giving the skin a smoother appearance. When Botox treatment is used in conjunction with laser & IPL treatments, dermal fillers, or other cosmetic services, outcome is enhanced and often prolonged. Dermal fillers are another Eastern Dermatology offering. Fillers are an ever-changing category of products designed to volumize soft-tissue. Several classes of dermal fillers are marketed in the United States today. Types include: collagen, hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxylapetite, and poly-L-lactic acid. As skin ages, the dermis gradually loses its major constituents: collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. Collagen is the major support protein for skin; elastin allows skin to stay firm and resist wrinkles; hyaluronic acid helps to trap water and add volume and shape to skin. Dermal fillers work very well to correct age-related volume-loss of the face, to restore a fuller and smoother appearance, to

raise scar depressions, and to enhance lips. Each of these filler-types of products is unique and features individual properties and varying lengths of filling duration. Common dermal filler injection sites include: naso-labial folds, marionette lines, peri-oral wrinkles, acne scars, and the lips for augmentation. Fillers are injected into the skin at various depth levels. Topical and local anesthetic work well to maintain patient comfort. With dermal fillers, downtime is minimal, lasting from only a few hours to a just a couple of days. Some bruising may occur, which can be easily corrected with makeup. Patient satisfaction is generally high with dermal fillers. The results often last up to a year or longer, depending on the type of filler product that is used. Options are continually expanding in the arena of non-surgical facial rejuvenation. Eastern Dermatology welcomes those who are looking to learn about these services and the new facial products available. For more information or to schedule a consultation, please contact: Kirsten Schneider, MPAS, PA-C, Eastern Dermatology and Pathology, 420 Spring Forest Road, Greenville, 252.752.4124 ext. 229 or 284. impressions magazine


keeping its focus on primary care Article by Doug Boyd. Photo by Cliff Hollis. ECU Health Sciences News & Information

the core of ecu physicians In magazine rankings, East Carolina University is consistently listed among the top medical schools in the country for educating primary care doctors. The university extends that dedication to primary care to its patients. “Providing primary care is the backbone of the work of ECU Physicians,” said Dr. Nicholas Benson, vice dean of the Brody School of Medicine at ECU and medical director of ECU Physicians, the school’s group medical practice. “We pride ourselves on the extensive array of primary care services and clinic sites we have.” One example of this goal of treating the entire family is ECU’s Adult and Pediatric Primary Care in Doctors Park No. 2. Physicians there care for children, adolescents and adults in a setting comfortable for all ages. They also provide transitional care for adults with pediatric diseases such as cystic fibrosis, congenital heart disease and sickle-cell disease. ECU Physicians also provides after-hours pediatric outpatient care every day from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Pediatric Outpatient

Center for children with non-life-threatening emergencies. For adult primary care, ECU Physicians’ general internal medicine outpatient practice is on the second floor of Moye Medical Center at 521 Moye Blvd. The building has 28 exam rooms on the 14,121-square-foot second floor. General internal medicine has also added acupuncture and stress tests to its list of services. Follow-up appointments have been lengthened to allow patients more time with their health care providers. The practice is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Parking is available in front of and beside the building. ECU also counts obstetrics and gynecology among its primary care services. ECU Physicians provides OB/GYN care at the Brody Outpatient Center and ECU Women’s Physicians at Herbert Court near the medical center. Family medicine is the core of ECU’s primary care mission. While the school begins work on a new 117,000-square-foot Family Medicine Center and Geriatrics Center, doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants continue taking care of patients at the existing centers. Care for the entire family, including dental care, is available at the Family Medicine Center near the Brody Medical Sciences Building. For adults 62 and older, the Geriatrics Center in Physicians Quadrangle is where doctors with specialized training provide health care for seniors. ECU also supports and guides caregivers. The center follows approximately 1,500 patients, and the number of geriatric patients will at least double in the next 30 years, according to Dr. Kenneth Steinweg, a geriatrician and interim chair of family medicine at ECU. Elaine S. Cabinum-Foeller, MD is medical director of TEDI Bear – Children’s Advocacy Center and also provides care at our Pediatric Outpatient Center.


In eastern North Carolina, older people make up as much as 15% of the population in some counties. Steinweg said that number will likely increase to 21 or 22%. In fast-growing south Greenville and Winterville, the Firetower Medical Office offers primary care, gynecologic care, treatment of chronic conditions and care for sudden illness and minor injury. Family medicine physicians, a physician assistant, a nurse practitioner and a physical therapist provide care. Family doctors with special training in sports medicine also see patients for sports-related injuries. The Firetower Medical Office is at 1204 East Fire Tower Road. Hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. ECU wants the people of eastern North Carolina to feel they have a health care provider who knows them and can provide care specially suited to their needs. “One reason this is very important to us is that we feel strongly that every person in eastern North Carolina should have a high quality relationship with a primary care provider,” Benson said. “In fact, the ECU Physicians Family Medicine Center is actively pursuing national certification as a patient-centered medical home.” ECU Physicians also provides pharmacy services at four locations and offers refill requests by telephone and online. While primary care is important, another advantage of ECU Physicians is that when specialty care is needed, seamless referrals to ECU specialists are available. To schedule an appointment with ECU Physicians or ask about early registration to reduce waiting time, call 252-744-1111 or 800-722-3281. Information is also available online at

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state-of-the-art personal care greenville’s quadrangle endoscopy center Quadrangle Endoscopy Center (QEC) was established in August 1994 as eastern North Carolina’s first freestanding Endoscopy center, serving patients from all of eastern North Carolina. In 2002 the facility moved to the current location at 1850 West Arlington Boulevard in Greenville. In 2006 the center underwent a major expansion to better serve our patient base. QEC is the largest freestanding endoscopy center in the area, providing a range of services to the public, which includes: diagnostic and therapeutic Colonoscopy, Esophagogastroduodenoscopy (or EGD), Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Bronchoscopy, and other related procedures. Quadrangle Endoscopy Center is AAAHC (Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, Inc.) and CMS (Medicare/Medicaid) certified and licensed by the State of North Carolina as a freestanding surgery center for endoscopy. AAAHC Institute is a leader in providing ambulatory healthcare organizations opportunities to participate in respected clinical performance measurement studies and educational programs. To be certified a center voluntarily subjects themselves to meet stringent guidelines for patient and staff safety and participates in benchmarking studies to compare with other similar facilities. Endoscopy is a procedure that uses a flexible, lighted tube to look inside the esophagus, stomach, duodenum (first section of the small intestine), colon, or rectum. The procedure is commonly used to help diagnose: abdominal or chest pain, nausea and vomiting, heartburn, bleeding, swallowing disorders, ulcers, tumors, inflammation and bowel movement difficulties. Quadrangle Endoscopy Center strives to offer patients the best technology available to provide the highest quality endoscopic 46

services and the most cost efficient care possible. The QEC uses Olympus’ latest, state-of-the-art endoscopy equipment, inclding Narrow Band Imaging™ (NBI) to enhance the visibility for the detection of polyps and intestinal abnormalities. By combining the latest in endoscopic technology with the leading local medical specialists, QEC is able to provide patients comprehensive, quality outpatient care. Quadrangle Endoscopy Center is staffed with highly trained professionals who specialize in outpatient endoscopy care. All of the registered nurses are ACLS/BLS certified. QEC’s team of physicians is comprised of local gastroenterologists, surgeons and pulmonologists, who have years of experience diagnosing and treating gastrointestinal and respiratory diseases and disorders. The Gastroenterology and Surgical divisions of Physicians East, P.A. (Physicians East Digestive Disease Center), along with the Pulmonary Division of Physicians East, P.A., work together with Quadrangle Endoscopy Center to make the outpatient center a place where patients receive personal, efficient, state-of-the-art care. Every effort is made to make the patient experience a positive one. The QEC facility and its workflow is designed with this goal in mind. Patients are contacted a few days before their procedures to conduct a brief medical history review and to answer any questions the patient may have regarding their procedure. This communication allows patients a clear understanding of what to expect and decreases unnecessary anxiety, ultimately leading to a more pleasant patient experience. When patients arrive at the QEC, they enter a spacious, inviting waiting room where they are greeted with a smile. They are then admitted in individual patient

bays, where they are prepared for their procedure, then transported by stretcher to the procedure room. QEC physicians speak with each patient prior to starting the procedure to again review the medical indications, benefits, risks and alternatives. They also perform a brief physical examination prior the start of the procedure. Patients receive intravenous sedation during the procedure for comfort. After the procedure, the patient is brought back into the patient bay for recovery. The physician speaks with the patient and/or family member in recovery prior to discharge. The entire patient visit generally takes 90 minutes to 2 hours. In an effort to maintain excellent patient satisfaction, every patient is given a survey so that they may anonymously share any comments or suggestions regarding their patient experience with the QEC. Also, every patient is contacted the day after their procedure to make sure they are doing well and to answer any questions they may have regarding their procedure. The staff of the Quadrangle Endoscopy Center hope that by providing a positive patient experience, word-of-mouth will travel and those who may be more reluctant patients might be encouraged to make and/or keep appointments for these important procedures which may essentially save a life through early diagnosis and/or timely treatment. For more information, call 252.757.3636. impressions magazine

Actually, it is brain surgery, plus spine and a whole lot more. At ECU Neurosurgical & Spine Center, we’re more than brain surgeons. Our board certified neurosurgeons diagnose and treat surgical diseases of the whole nervous system— brain, spinal cord and peripheral nerves. And, our extensive training and experience allows us to provide optimal care, non-surgical and surgical care, to all our adult and pediatric patients. ECU Neurosurgical & Spine Center provides care for the brain and skull (cranial), neck (cervical spine), mid back (thoracic spine) and low back (lumbar spine). In fact, neck and back pain are common reasons patients visit our office. Plus, we offer in-house computed tomography (CT) and X-rays, as well as state-of-the-art treatments from deep brain stimulation to Gamma Knife® and CyberKnife®. For more information on ECU Neurosurgical & Spine Center, call 252-752-5156.

ECU Neurosurgical & Spine Center F. Douglas Jones, MD; K. Stuart Lee, MD; Keith A.Tucci, MD; Barbara E. Lazio, MD; Michael Sharts, MD 2325 Stantonsburg Road, Greenville, NC 27834 252-752-5156 • 800-642-7836

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call of the wild(flower) creating a vibrant & thriving garden with ease Some gardens awash in the brightest, newest flowers are sadly life-less, lacking the buzz of bees, the fluttering of butterflies and the zip of hummingbirds. To make these creatures welcome, gardeners need to go a little wild — setting aside their visions of groomed and sprayed gardens. Gardeners need to re-imagine their gardens as outdoor cafés and build safe havens for birds, bees and butterflies. How? By setting the table with nectar and seeds on the menus of local wildlife. This year, plant a patch of wildflowers and watch the garden come alive. Wildflowers and their dependents -- insects and birds -- work together in harmony with the climate. Naturally adapted to soil, sun and moisture, wildflowers offer more than grace and charm. They represent an earth-friendly, attractive alternative, without fertilizers, pesticides and regular irrigation. Wildflowers mark the seasons with glorious bursts of color. Spring bluebells and columbines might give way to yarrows and rues, which in turn leave the season’s last word to coneflowers and asters. The wildflower patch is typically an exuberant and ever-changing carpet of blossoms.

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Since the look is more relaxed than that of formal gardens, wildflowers can beautify areas that are very difficult to maintain -hillsides, woodland edges, lake borders or that strip beside the driveway. While the aim is a casual appearance, wildflower gardens do require some planning. One key is choosing a seed mix created for your region, taking into account the hardiness zone, elevation and soil, sun and moisture conditions. offers a variety of blends for nine areas of the country. They also have specialty mixes designed to attract beneficial insects and butterflies, as well as a blend that deer find unappealing. Each mix includes 10 - 20 plant species, providing flowers seasonlong and a mix of annuals and perennials for both quick color and staying power. Site preparation is important. A little upfront effort can pay big dividends: • Choose a sunny, well-drained location. • Remove sod and till to a depth of 1- 2”. • Weed control is crucial in getting wildflowers off to a good start. Instead of using chemical pesticides, manage weeds naturally. Encourage weeds to grow with watering and then pull the weeds before sowing

wildflowers, or use a low-toxicity herbicide. • Sow seeds by the directions -- the maximum recommended will produce a dense patch, the minimum a more scattered look. • For easier sowing, mix seed with sand, more visible against soil. Blend using one part seed to one or two parts sand. • Seed-to-soil contact encourages germination. Lawn rollers are ideal, but stepping on the bed, compressing soil, will do as well. • No fertilizer is necessary. The bed should be kept moist for about four weeks until seeds sprout. Then watering can taper off unless conditions are unusually dry. Once established, a wildflower garden requires little maintenance. A fall mowing to 4 - 6 inches will keep tree seedlings from intruding and spread the season’s seeds. To see the mixes offered for your region and to view the details on individual species, visit Courtesy of ARAcontent


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selling, staying & going green home decor tips for a tough economy Despite a slumping economy, home improvements remain a popular investment. With paint rollers and hammers in hand, they’re getting the most of their homeimprovement dollar with do-it-yourself projects to make a dramatic difference. Three-quarters of Americans and Canadians plan to renovate this year, although only one in 10 owners plan to sell their homes, according to the annual KILZ Roller Report. The report offers insight on housing markets, green design and renovation plans from more than 1,000 American and Canadian homeowners and 300 professional painters and contractors. Lisa LaPorta, designer and host of HGTV’s “Designed to Sell,” interprets the results to help homeowners make good decisions — whether they’re selling, staying or going green.


selling Finding: More than half of homeowners (56%) planning to sell in the next year will complete minor to moderate renovations like painting the exterior of their house or touching up interior walls to enhance their home’s market value. Tip: LaPorta emphasizes the importance of staying true to a home’s architectural style when painting its exterior. “Don’t paint an American colonial house a Tuscan orange paint,” she says. “Save bold colors for trim, shutters and the front door. Black, red or hunter green high gloss paint on these areas adds polish to a home.” When selling, it’s safer to remain neutral on the interior, but you can do so in rich tones. “Neutral doesn’t always mean beige,”

says LaPorta. “Try painting interior walls with shades of deep taupe, warm grey or soft brown. All are trend-right and make an impact without overwhelming interior design. Regardless of paint color, start with a high quality water-based primer like KILZ Premium. This will block and hide water stains and bold colors that could sway purchase decisions for potential buyers.” Finding: 82% of home sellers said kitchen design is very or extremely important to their purchase decision. Tip: According to LaPorta, the kitchen is the most used, equipment-heavy and expensive-to-renovate room in the home, but it’s invaluable to selling potential. “When it comes to selling, new appliances have the greatest impact on kitchen appeal,” says

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LaPorta. “If you’re not able to make a large investment, achieve a similar effect by updating cabinetry with fresh coats of primer and paint. This, along with new cabinet hardware, will make a kitchen appear new at a fraction of the cost of full renovation.”

staying Finding: Three quarters of all homeowners (75%) planning to stay in their current residence will complete a renovation in the next year.

indoor and outdoor air quality,” says LaPorta. “The term ‘low VOC’ means the paint may have less of an impact on air quality and the environment than traditional formulas.” “Water-based paint and primers, often referred to as latex coatings, are generally lower in VOCs than oil-based paints and primers,” says LaPorta. “Choosing them over oil-based paint is an easy way to be more eco-friendly.”

LaPorta doesn’t see green building as a trend, but as the next evolution in home design. “Going green doesn’t need to feel overwhelming,” she says. “Start small by switching to compact fluorescent light bulbs, purchasing Energy Star rated appliances and using water-based coatings. These small changes will have a positive impact on your energy bills and the environment.” Courtesy of ARAcontent

Tip: According to LaPorta, homeowners can quickly and inexpensively transform their homes with paint. “Applying a fresh coat of primer and paint is the easiest way to transform a space with minimal time and financial investment,” she says. Homeowners can elevate the exterior appeal of their home by paying attention to details. “The exterior of a house makes the first impression and details make a world of difference,” says LaPorta. “Add a fresh coat of primer and paint to trim areas, store trash bins out of sight and invest in a quality landscaping job.” Finding: More than half (55%) of homeowners claim to be “mix-masters” in their decorating style, boasting a decor compilation from different eras, different regions and different styles. Tip: “Eclectic interior design is difficult to achieve,” says LaPorta. “Claiming mixmaster style is not an excuse to combine furniture and decor that has nothing in common. Instead, try clustering various elements into cohesive groups. Find a common element, like color or pattern, to create a well-blended match.”

going green Finding: 79% of homeowners don’t know what low VOC paint or primer is. And, 82% don’t know where to buy it. Tip: “Volatile organic compounds, or VOCs, are chemical compounds in many traditional building products, including paint, adhesives and colorants. They can vaporize into the atmosphere, affecting spring / summer 09


from moonshine to sunshine north carolina wine— yesterday to today Photos: NC Tourism - Bill Russ

They say every wine has a story. Wait till you hear the North Carolina wine story. Not long after Sir Walter Raleigh landed in what would later become North Carolina, the grape vine was first introduced and cultivated in the New World. In fact, by the dawn of the 20th century, NC was the leading wine-producing region in the nation. It seemed nothing could stop NC. But the state hadn’t counted on an act of Congress. 1919. Prohibition. Suddenly, products from distilleries in undisclosed locations in the Piedmont hills and dales were rather more lucrative than those from the gnarled grape orchards of yore. When we spoke of fruit, it was shriveled in white lightning. When NC packaged, it was in Mason jars rather than Chardonnay bottles. Other pursuits would follow. Often at high speeds. The sudden professional interest of G-Men and revenuers gave rise to moonlit, midnight chases across the humble countryside, engendering a motorized pastime that became a sport that became NASCAR. spring / summer 09

Other things permeated NC’s viticulture, too. The wines evoke not just oaken barrels, but local flavors and connections, whether of barbecue or mountain trout or tailgate parties. And, NC’s vineyards summon samplings not of wine alone, but wine with festivals, with arts and crafts, with NC’s music and local culture. And always, with the state’s natural beauty as a backdrop. North Carolina’s land is rich and manytextured. The vines are wide in variety. And the people who grow them are as interesting and diverse as the state itself. Led by pioneers, farming families and glorious chance-takers, North Carolina has returned to its original roots. This is a wine tasting like no other. And, you’re invited to attend.

eastern nc wine offerings In North Carolina, east of 1-95, you’ll find fourteen wonderful wineries, all ripe for visitation. From wine tours and tastings to dinner theatres to overnight inns, eastern North Carolina provides a paradise for the wine lover. These gems include:

A Secret Garden Winery 1008 Airport Road, Pikeville, NC 919.734.0260 / Featuring naturally fermented wines, without chemicals or preservatives, hand-crafted from native Muscadine grapes. Bannerman Vineyard 2624 Stag Park Road, Burgaw, NC 910.259.5474 / Growing six different varieties of native NC muscadine grapes. Enjoy sweet & semi-sweet white oak blend wines. U-pick available from September until mid-October. Bennett Vineyards 6832 Old Sandhill Rd., Edward, NC 877.762.9463 / The largest muscadine and scuppernong vineyard in the Carolinas. It lies on a 138acre parcel of colonial grant land in NC east of U.S. Hwy 17 between the Neuse and Pamlico rivers. The wine is made in barrels in a converted tobacco barn with recipes and techniques emulating the earliest colonists. The winery offers tours and tastings. Article continues on next page. 53

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Article continued from previous page. Duplin Winery US 117 N., I-40 Exit 380, Rose Hill, NC 800.774-9634 / The oldest and largest winery in the south has been producing award-winning wines for over three generations. Free daily tours and tastings, gift shop, and bistro. Dinner Theater and on-site family events provide entertainment throughout the year; tickets required. Wine programs, receptions, weddings and private parties welcome. Grapefull Sisters Vineyard 4903 Ramsey Ford Rd., Tabor City, NC 910.653.4726 / Nestled in the heart of tobacco farmland is a beautiful, peaceful place to spend some time. As you stroll through the vineyards, you’ll love your peaceful visit. This is a working vineyard with several varieties of muscadines planted, including carlos, magnolia, scuppernong and nesbitt. Hinnant Family Vineyards & Winery 826 Pine Level-Micro Rd., Pine Level, NC 919.965.3350 / One of the oldest commercial muscadine grape farms in NC and the largest muscadine grape grower in NC. Wide selection of estate wines from dry to sweet. Other muscadine products include jellies, grape seed

cooking oil and health care supplements. The “Barrell Gallery” is a beautifully decorated venue perfect for a wedding, reception or special event! Part of the Strawberry Picking and Farm Heritage Trail tours. La Belle Amie Winery 1120 St. Joseph Road, Elizabethtown, NC 910.645.6450 / Guests are invited into a cozy wine tasting room to sample private label wines and a variety of gourmet spices. Tours available based on demand during regular hours. A boutique gift shop features an array of wine accessories and unique gifts. After shopping, relax on the front porch, have a glass of wine and enjoy the peacefulness of the vineyard grounds. Lu Mil Vineyards & Cabins 474 Suggs-Taylor Rd., Dublin, NC 800.545.2293 / Featuring Bladen Blush, Cape Owen Red, Taylor Divine, and Merry Christmas, plus alcohol-free wines. Mon-Sat 10 am-6 pm; Sun 1-6 pm. In addition to wine, products include muscadine grapes, blackberries and blueberries. Pond fishing, farm tours and an antique museum. Lumina Winery 6620-H Gordon Rd., Wilmington, NC 910.793.5299 /

Located along the Atlantic coast in southeastern NC, is a small winery dedicated to the production of quality wines. Selling to individuals, restaurants and retailers, our wine shop offers free wine tasting, selling by the glass and internet sales. Wine and beer kits and equipment available, as well. Martin Orchard & Vineyard 213 Martin Farm Lane, Knotts Island, NC 800.810.1642 / Family-owned orchard and winery. Visitors can pick peaches, apples, grapes and pumpkins (in season). Wine shop open for tasting and sales. Picnic area on Knotts Island Bay offers a beautiful setting on the water. Sanctuary Vineyards 6957 Caratoke Hwy., Jarvisburg, NC 252.491.2387 / Visit vineyards greeted by brilliant sunrises and kissed by ocean breezes. Guided tours in-season; self-guided tours off-season, when vines are dormant. Great events on-site, too! Tasting room in the nearby Cotton Gin. Silver Coast Winery 6680 Barbeque Rd., Ocean Isle Beach, NC 910.287.2800 / Discover the hidden treasures of the Silver Coast! Visit Brunswick County's first and only winery located just inland of Ocean Isle Beach. Opened in 2002, Silver Coast

The Duplin Winery located in Rose Hill, North Carolina.


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boasts over 186 medals for their wine which includes Chardonnay, Merlot, Touriga (Cape Fear Blood Wine), Rose, Seyval Blanc, White Merlot, Viognier, Tesouro and Cabernet Sauvignon. Tour their eclectic Art Gallery, have fun shopping in the unique gift shops while tasting fabulous wines. Visit website for current special events, dance parties and special wine tasting events. The Country Squire Restaurant, Vintage Inn & Country Squire Winery 748 NC 24 & 50, Warsaw, NC 877.830.1602 / Endowed with the natural charm of owner Iris Lennons Scottish ancestry, she makes each guest feel special. The Baronial Hall, Tavern, Jesters Court, Pantry and Mead Hall all make the historic restaurant a special place. Rustic country setting on spacious grounds in a quiet area, located eight miles from I-40 on Hwys. 50, 903 and 11. Staying at the Vintage Inn gives you the advantage of enjoying the famous Country Squire Restaurant (est. 1961), widely recognized as the most unique restaurant in the state. In keeping with this tradition of excellence, The Country Squire opened its own working winery in the 18th century portion of the restaurant. Make a point to visit the Tartan Tasting Room & Gift Shop. Vineyards on the Scuppernong 117 S. Elm St., Columbia, NC 252.216.9039 Visit their tasting room and experience for yourself how varied the wines from this grape can be. The tasting room is in a beautifully restored municipal building on the banks of the Scuppernong River — a perfect setting for a taste of the wines that are so much a part of the history of the region. Daily tours, Sunday - Friday noon to 6pm; Saturday 9am to 6pm. For more information on eastern North Carolina wines and wineries or the wines and wineries from the other regions of the state, go to And remember what Phil Lempert, the Supermarket guru® and NBC-TV “TODAY” show food editor said in a recent interview, “Napa Out, North Carolina Wine Is In!” spring / summer 09

nc’s mothervine & other wine facts North Carolina is home to more than 80 wineries, more than tripling since 2001. The industry has two grape focuses— native muscadine and European-style vinifera.

The Mothervine of Manteo, NC, above, is a scuppernong variety over 400 years old, making it the US’s oldest cultivated grapevine.

Commonly planted vinifera grape varieties include Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Syrah, Chardonnay and Viognier. The’re planted in western NC and in the Piedmont. Plantings of native muscadine grapes, also known as Scuppernongs, are relatively pest resistant and thrive in the hot sandy conditions of the Coastal region. Muscadines contain high levels of Resveratrol and other health-enhancing anti-oxidants. Some wineries even sell grape skins to nutraceutical companies. Scuppernong is the first grape cultivated in the United States and is the official fruit of North Carolina. The Mothervine (shown in the photo above) in Manteo on Roanoke Island, North Carolina is a 400-year old Scuppernong vine and is the oldest known cultivated grapevine in the nation. North Carolina ranks 10th for grape and wine production in the United States. More than 400 individually owned grape vineyards are spread across the state, covering 1,450 acres. According to a recent study, the annual economic impact of the NC wine and grape industry is $813 million with 5,700 jobs created. The Yadkin Valley is North Carolina's first federally recognized American Viticultural Area (AVA). It is located in northwestern North Carolina. There are currently more than 20 wineries and 400 acres devoted to vineyards in the Yadkin Valley. Asheville, North Carolina is home to the Biltmore Estate Winery, which receives more than one million visitors annually and is the most visited winery in the entire United States. Medoc Vineyard in Halifax County’s town of Brinkleyville was the first commercial winery established in North Carolina and led the country's wine production in 1835. At the turn of the century, 25 wineries operated in the state, one of the most productive wine states in the US. The industry closed at the onset of Prohibition. A 2007 survey by the Travel Industry Association in partnership with Gourmet magazine and the International Culinary Tourism Association, cited North Carolina as one of the top five state destinations for wine and culinary tourism in the US. Every special place has its own unique flavor, and North Carolina has many. For more information, go to 55

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PIZZA... Voted “Best in Greenville” Toppings: Pepp, Sausage, Beef, Ham, Onions, Salami, Mushrooms, Tomatoes, Green Peppers, Black Olives, Jalapenos, Banana Peppers, Artichoke Hearts, Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Anchovies, Pineapple, Meatballs, Bacon & Feta

Personal Cheese 3.75 SM Cheese 10” 7.95 LG Cheese 15” 11.59 XL Cheese 24” 20.95

.50 per topping 1.25 per topping 1.95 per topping 3.25 per topping

SM 10” LG15” XL 24”

Mama Proud North Shore Crazy Greek Three Amigos Surf & Turf Seafood Pizza Land, Air & Sea Massive Meat Boli's Behemoth

11.75 11.75 11.75 11.75 11.95 12.95 13.95 12.95 13.95

16.75 16.75 16.75 16.75 16.95 18.95 21.95 21.95 21.45

31.95 31.95 31.95 31.95 29.95 35.95 38.45 37.95 38.45

STROMBOLI’S & CALZONES Spicy Hot Vegetarian Chicken Steak Super Steak Super Chicken

PERS (1)

SM (2)

L (3-4)

6.75 6.75 7.35 7.35 8.35 8.35

11.95 11.95 12.55 12.55 13.95 13.95

17.85 17.85 18.95 18.95 19.95 19.95



Casual Dining in the Lynndale Shoppes Catering Luncheons & Special Gatherings Lunch Delivery Available Reservations Encouraged

252.355.7505 505 Red Banks Road Lunch & Dinner Mon-Sat All ABC Permits

Tapas Menu

Chefs 505 Smoked Gouda Cheese Crab Dip w/ Pita Points . . . . . . . . 9.95 Tomato Basil Roasted Garlic Borsin Cheese Dip w/ Toast Points . . . . 9.95 Chefs Nightly Brochette on Foccacia Points . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Market Price Miniature 505 Crab Cake w/ Shrimp Croquette in a Lobster Cream sauce w/ Baby Mozzarella Caprice Salad . . . 14.95 Dinner Portion . . . 22.95 Pepper Corned Seared Ahi Tuna in a Guava Teriyaki Glaze & a light Melba Sauce over Greens & Seaweed salad . . . 15.95 Dinner Portion . . 22.95 Australian Oysters Kilpatrick w/ Bacon & a Light Worchester Barbecue Glaze on half shell . . . . 13.95 Dinner Portion. . . . . . . . . . . 21.95 Asian Spring roll & Bourbon Marinated Beef Cubes tossed in Gourmet Greens & a light Panzoo Glaze . . . 13.95 Dinner Portion . . . . 20.95 Florentine Bacon Risotto & NC Rock Shrimp in a 6-Pepper Creamy Pesto w/ Shredded Fine Cheese . . . . 14.95 Dinner Portion . . . . . . . 21.95 Pan Seared Bacon Wrapped Scallops Over Candied Pecans In Hoisen Asian Glaze w/ Seaweed Salad & Ginger . . . 13.95 Dinner Portion . . . 19.95 Sauteed Pork loin Bites, Portugesse Smoked Sausage & Brunoise Potato Frits in a Chili Chardonnay Parsley Sauce . . . 12.95 Dinner Portion. . 17.95 Sauteed Garlic Shrimp and Cornmeal Fried Oysters over a Parmesan Encrusted Pan Fried Tomato w/ Shitake Mushrooms and a Light Red Pepper White Wine Broth . . . . 14.95 Dinner Portion. . . . . . 20.95 Pan Fried Calamari Tossed in Sweet and Spicy Cajun seasonings, Garlic Romano cheeses, Kalamata Olives and Feta Cheese Crumbles in a Spicy Fri Diablo sauce . . . . 12.95 Dinner Portion . . . . . . 17.95

Nightly Entrees Twin Pan Seared Crab Cakes covered in a Lobster Sherry Cream Sauce . served over Chefs Vegetables and a Sweet Potato Hash. . . . . . . . 24.95 Blackened Salmon Filet Topped w/ a basil Aioli over baby Mozzarella, Vine Ripe Tomato, Red Onions, Fresh Basil and Sliced Thin . . . . . . Cucumbers w/ Kalamata Olives & Roasted Tomato Coolies . . . . 18.95 Bourbon Marinated 12 oz Sterling Silver Rib-eye Steak with a Caramel Glaze, Served with a Sweet Potato Hash. . . . . . . . . . . . 23.95 Pan Seared Chicken Cutlest in a Rosemary Lemon Chardonnay Barre Blanc in Tortellini & Chefs Vegetables w/ Shaved Parmesan . . . 18.95

Nightly Features(subject to change) Black Peppercorned New Zealand Duck Breast over Risotto w/Port Glaze, Crumbles, Bacon Wrapped Scallops & Fried Green Tomatoes . . 18.95 Filet Napoleon w/ Pan Seared Pancetta & Grilled Asparagus topped w/ a Red Wine Demi Glace over Smoked Gouda Mashed Potatoes . . 29.95 Sauteed Shrimp, Clams, Scallops, & Blue Tip Mussels tossed in a Spicy Fra Diablo Sauce over Three Cheese Baked Manicotti finished w/ Boursin Cheese Crumbles & Lump Crab Meat. . . . . . . . . . . . . 26.95 Tempura Batter Flounder Filet w/ Spicy Tuna Roll, over Seaweed Salad, Mango Teriyaki Glazed Veggies w/ Apricot Mango Sweet Relish . 24.95

Salads, Pastas and Desserts Also Available! On & off property catering, as well as take out available.

Michael F. Santos, Kevin P. Brighton and the Chefs 505 staff wish to thank you for your continued support. Eat, drink and be merry! Prices & Items Subject to Change

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Since 1991

420-F Arlington Blvd., Greenville 252.493.0510

Mon - Sat 5pm until • Live Music Fri & Sat Nights at 8pm 206 Main St., Winterville • 252.355.4220 •

Lunch: M-F 11am-2pm Dinner • Sushi Bar • Cocktail Lounge: M-Sat 5-11 pm


Homemade Soups

Crab Dip w/ pita . . . . . . . . . . $8.25

Seafood Gumbo Cup $4.00 Bowl $5.95

Featured Appetizers

Featured Entrees

Crab Wontons


Blue crabmeat & creamy cheese in a crispy wonton w/ sauce


Asian inspired crispy rolls w/ pork & shredded vegetables w/ spicy sauce

Firecracker Shrimp


Salt & Pepper Calamari



Fried or steamed Japanese dumpling w/ sesame soy sauce


Asian spiced stir fried chicken w/ watercrest, noodles & peanut sauce


8oz of grilled Kobe beef w/ sauteed shitake mushrooms & onions

Tokyo Wraps


Grilled shrimp, chicken or beef on a flour tortilla w/ grilled veggies & rice

Hot & Spicy Beef


Stir-fried beef & asian veggies w/ rice

Orange Chicken


Battered & stir fried in a salt & pepper mix of chili peppers, ginger & green onions served w/ house cream sauce


Wok tossed w/ eggs, vegetables & a combo of shrimp, chicken & beef

Fruits of the Sea


Lobster, scallops & mussels sauteed in a ginger, scallion sauce

Featured Lunch Items Kobe Burger


Sliced beef & green onion stir-fried in our flavorful house sauce

Wasabi 88 Fried Rice

Lettuce Wrap


A coffee & asian spice rubbed 8oz Angus filet, grilled w/ ginger reduction, w/ mushrooms, veggie & asparagus

Salt & Pepper Prawn

Calamari tossed w/ scallions, kosher salt & coarse black pepper

Pork or Veggie Gyoza

Filet Chinois

Mongolian Beef

Tender, crispy shrimp in a creamy, sauce served over a bed of greens


Lightly battered stir-fried chicken w/ our delicious citrus sauce & rice

Broiled Sea Bass


Char-broiled & served w/ our spicy three chili sauce

Hibachi Chicken


Glazed chicken breast grilled w/ green pepper & onions

Citrus Shrimp or Salmon


Featured Sushi 8 13 10 12 10 10 8 11 15 16 10 13 10 17 45



Beef or chicken w/ rice noodles in a rich broth w/ cilantro, onion & basil

Pad See Ew (Drunken)


Served with seaweed salad and ginger.

Angels on Horseback . . . . . . $7.75 Wrapped in bacon with brandy cream sauce for dipping. Shrimp or Scallops

Chicken Wings 6-$4.75 10-$4.75 Served with celery & homemade ranch.

Oysters on the Half . . . . . . . $5.00 1/2 dozen served with lemon & cocktail.

Cheese Sticks. . . . . . . . . . . . . $5.95 Fried mozzarella with house marinara.

Buffalo Oysters . . . . . . . . . . . $6.95 Fried oysters tossed in buffalo sauce.

Pan Seared Shrimp Salad. . . $8.95 Mixed greens, veggies and shrimp.

Blackened Chicken Salad . . . $7.95 Crisp greens & local produce. Add sliced chicken breast & your choice of dressing.

Side Salad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $3.25

Sandwiches & Burgers Wimpie’s Cheeseburger . . . $6.95

Sliced beef grilled w/ onions, peppers & mushrooms topped w/ American cheese.

Pepper Steak . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7.95

Grouper Sandwich . . . . . . . . $7.75 Fresh black grouper fried or grilled on a hoagie w/ L, T, O & a key lime sauce.

Bayou Chicken. . . . . . . . . . . . $6.95 Cajun grilled chicken breast w/ provolone, w/ L, T, O & a Remoulade sauce.

Chicken Cordon Bleu . . . . . . $7.25 Grilled chicken breast w/ Ham & Swiss

Wimpie’s Club . . . . . . . . . . . . $7.50

Wasabi 88 Lo Mein

Wimpie’s Shrimpy. . . . . . . . . $7.95


Combo of beef, chicken & shrimp w/ bean sprouts, carrots & scallions

Triple decker on white or wheat w/ Ham, smoked Turkey, Bacon, L, T, O & Provolone. Fried shrimp on a hoagie w/ L & T. Served w/ coleslaw.

NC Crab Cake . . . . . . . . . . . . $8.25

Our chefs can substitute tofu in lieu of meat for vegetarians. Full Bar with All ABC Permits Extensive Selection of Sake and Asian Import Beers

Spicy herbs, seafood, sausage & vegetables.

Hatteras Style Clam Chowder Cup $3.50 Bowl $5.25 Fresh sea clams in clam juice broth.

She Crab Soup Cup $5.25 Bowl $7.95 March of Dimes People’s Choice Award.

From the Steamer Shrimp . . 1/2 lb $8.50 / 1 lb $16.50 Oysters . . . . . . . . . . $ Market Price 1/2 & Full pecks - we shuck ‘em! Crab Legs. . . . . . . . . . . . 1 lb $16.95 Steamer Pot . . . . . . . . . . . . . $18.95 Shrimp, crab legs, corn, potatoes, crawfish and sausage.

Wimpie’s Specialties

Fresh Salads

Flat rice noodles stir fried w/ broccoli & bok choy in a sweet & spicy sauce w/ chicken or shrimp

Other Items Also Available. Prices & Items Subject to Change.


Grilled Ahi Tuna . . . . . . . . . . $8.95

Sliced beef grilled w/ green & banana peppers topped w/ provolone cheese.

Fried rice noodles w/ Pad Thai sauce & peanuts w/ chicken or shrimp


Six oysters broiled with bacon, onion, spinach and Danish Bleu Cheese.

Cheese Steak . . . . . . . . . . . . . $7.95


Grilled w/ a citrus glaze served w/ broccoli & assorted steamed veggies

Pad Thai

Oysters Rockefeller . . . . . . . $7.99

1/2 lb. chuck (mustard, chili, slaw & onions).

Featured Noodles

Wheat noodles stir-fried w/ cabbage, onions & shrimp, chicken or beef

Wasabi Roll The 88 Roll Red Moon Roll Hawaiian Roll Greenville Roll Volcano Roll Dynamite Roll Pirate Roll Sushi Plate Sashimi Plate Hurricane Roll Ocean Fire Roll Sunset Roll Tuna or Salmon Lover Boat for 2


Breast cubes dusted in sweet & spicy sauce w/ broccoli & carrots

Spring Rolls

Shanghai Noodle

Wasabi 88 Spicy Chicken

Homemade combo crab, herbs & cheeses.

Sauteed Crab cake topped w/ L, T & our Remoulade sauce.

Oyster Po Boy . . . . . . . . . . . . $7.95 Fried oysters on a hoagie w/ L & T. Served w/ cocktail sauce.

Mr. Wimpie Chicken Salad . . $5.50 Chicken breast mixed w/ walnuts, grapes & scallions on white or wheat w/ L & T.

Each served with a house salad.

Wimpie’s SS & C . . . . . . . . . $13.99 Shrimp, sausage & chicken, in jalapeno sauce, over grits, with house salad.

Wimpie’s Alfredo Pasta w/ Chicken . . . . . . . . . . . . $10.95 w/ Shrimp & Scallops . . $13.95 Jambalaya . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $12.95 Stockpot simmered shrimp, sausage, rice, tomatoes & vegetables.

Entrees Each served with your choice of 2 sides.

Stuffed Flounder . . . . . . . . . $14.95 Flounder fillets stuffed with crabmeat & topped with brandy cream sauce.

Sterling Silver Ribeye . . . . . $15.95 12oz ribeye grilled to your liking.

Salmon Florentine. . . . . . . . $15.95 Seared salmon in a florentine sauce.

Pork Loin Medallions . . . . . $10.95 Grilled medallions w/ a brown mushroom sauce, served over mashed potatoes.

Hamburger Steak . . . . . . . . . $7.95 1/2 lb. ground chuck w/ sauteed onions.

BBQ Chicken . . . . . . . . . . . . $8.95 1/2 chicken w/ classic NC BBQ sauce.

Fried Seafood Combos Shrimp, scallops, flounder & oysters.

One Item . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $9.95 Two Items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10.95 Three Items . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $11.95 Four Items. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $15.95 Add soft shell crab (subject to availability) or a North Carolina Crab Cake for $5.00. Add $2.50 for Broiled Dishes

Also... Delicious sides, Desserts & More. Full ABC Permits. Catering Available, Too!

Prices & items subject to change.

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fruits of the vine cool drinks for warmer weather Greetings everyone, I hope you all had a fun and safe winter season. When, and if, the weather ever warms up, and you want something light and refreshing, here are a few cool drink ideas for the spring and summer. Eroica Riesling is the result of collaboration between Chateau Ste Michelle in Washington State and the Dr. Loosen winery in Germany. Eroica means heroic in Italian and is the name given to Beethoven’s 3rd Symphony. Much like the music, this wine is classical and harmonious. Aromas of honeysuckle, lime and citrus lead to a rich and remarkable symbiosis of pear, apricot and melon. The wine is lightly sweet with amazingly bright acidity. It’s ready to drink now, but it can also be cellared for a couple years. If you are looking for something at a more everyday price point, try the Chateau Ste Michelle Columbia Valley Dry Riesling. It’s a more friendly priced wine that shows characteristic floral aromas with peach and pear notes on the palate. Sparkling wines and Champagnes are light bodied, effervescent and refreshing. They make great aperitifs, after dinner drinks, celebration cues and also go great in the spring/summer 09

summertime. I would be remiss to talk sparkling wine and not lead with Champagne. A favorite of mine is Gosset Brut Excellence.

This is a little counterintuitive and can be somewhat confusing, because in this context dry actually refers to a sweeter taste and extra dry is less dry than dry.

Gosset is the oldest wine house in the Champagne region and is owned and operated by the Cointreau family. Made from Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Pinot Munier, Gosset Brut Excellence is both well balanced smooth and is delicate with floral aromas and flavors of candied fruit and bread. I think it is one of the better values around for true Champagne.

Codorníu is Spain’s oldest wine house and one of the largest producers of Cava. The Codorníu family’s wine business dates back to the mid 16th century. Their Codorníu Pinot Noir Brut Rose is another one of my favorite choices. It’s Spain’s first rosé cava that is made entirely from Pinot Noir. This creates a very elegant brut with pale cherry-like tones. This rosé is a daring cava in its body and elegant in its soul. So much so, that the organizers of the Bread & Butter showcase chose it as one of the official beverages for their 2008 edition in Barcelona.

For clarification, most European nations prohibit labeling a wine as Champagne unless it is from the Champagne region. The United States will allow the word Champagne on some labels. But, just be aware, if you buy it for less than $30 a bottle, you probably aren’t drinking true Champagne. With that said, you do not have to spend $30 to get good sparkling wines. Cavas are great alternatives at a fraction of the price. Cavas come from Spain and are made via method Champenoise where the secondary fermentation occurs in the bottle you purchase (same as Champagne). Like Champagne, Cava can range in sweetness from bone dry to sweet. The label will tell you what you’re getting in most cases. Look for these terms (in order from dry to sweet) — Brut Nature, Extra Brut, Brut, Extra Dry or Extra Seco, Dry or Seco, Demi-sec or Semiseco, and Sweet.

Above is Codorníu’s wine cellar. Codorníu is Spain’s oldest wine house dating back to the 16th century.

One caveat: always use caution when opening sparkling wine of any sort. The contents of the bottle are under pressure. Once the cage is removed, the cork can fly out without warning. Drape a small towel over the opening to avoid a projectile. But, if you know what you’re doing, its fun to let them fly! Enjoy Responsibly. Cheers, ~J. Article by: Justin Hyde, Wine Consultant 59


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arrrgh! we be pirates! the legend of the east carolina pirates Arrrgh! The legend of the East Carolina Pirates grew out of the Golden Age of Piracy, which was born during the late 17th century when plundering bloodthirsty pirates sailed the high seas and sounds of North Carolina’s outer banks, bringing terror to the hearts of the bravest of sailors. During this time, many a pirate was feared, but none more so than the notorious and infamous, Blackbeard. Born Edward Teach, Blackbeard was the most diabolical and villainous swashbuckler to ever sail the North Carolina coast. Arrrgh!

was a bandoleer holding pistols and daggers, and on each hip hung a saber. Before battle he would stick pieces of slow burning rope under his hat illuminating his menacing face and dark eyes. It appeared that he might have stepped directly from the pits of hell - and some said he looked like the devil himself. Arrrgh!

Blackbeard was a tall strong man with long dark hair and a coal-black beard — hence his name Blackbeard. He was known to wear a long Royal Purple coat, a broad black hat, Old Gold knee trousers and high black boots. Slung across his chest

Blackbeard’s legendary pirating career came to a sudden end on November 22, 1718, when Lieutenant Robert Maynard of the Royal Navy sailed from Virginia and attacked Blackbeard’s ship at Ocracoke Inlet near his hideaway — Teach’s Hole.

Blackbeard captained a fleet of as many as four ships, and a crew of three hundred. His flagship, The Queen Anne’s Revenge, carried forty cannons and was as grand a pirate ship as ever sailed.

Article by Jerry Tolley, East Carolina University ‘65 ‘66

During the bloody battle, Blackbeard’s crew of only nineteen sailors, including thirteen whites and six blacks, fought ferociously before all was lost. Blackbeard himself suffered five musket ball wounds and twenty lacerations before he fell mortally wounded. Arrrgh! People around eastern North Carolina still wonder about Blackbeard’s buried treasure. Some say it is still around the area being watched over by the ghosts of Blackbeard and some of his most loyal bandits. On the night before his death, Blackbeard reflected on his buried treasure. Drinking heavily, Blackbeard was asked by one of his crew, “If ye die on the morrow, does your wife, know where ye buried the treasure?” Blackbeard laughed and replied, “Damn ye my friend, nobody but me and the devil know where it is — and the longer liver will get it all.” Arrrgh! Some believe the treasure was buried in Beaufort or Bath. Around East Carolina University this story is told: Two weeks before the battle at Ocracoke Inlet, Blackbeard, with a small crew and treasure in hand, sailed up the Pamlico River and then rowed a small boat up the Tar River. Here on the south side he buried his valuable plunder on what today is the campus of East Carolina University. Still today, true East Carolina Pirate believers who walk the campus late at night after a great Pirate victory tell the same story of seeing the ghostly image of Blackbeard, dressed in his long Royal Purple coat, broad black hat, Old Gold knee-trousers, and high black boots, along with his devilish band of loyal pirates, wildly-roaming the East Carolina campus, pistols drawn and sabers waving in celebration of another Pirate victory. Thus, we have The Legend of the East Carolina Pirates. Arrrgh! Go Pirates Arrrgh!


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the pro’s corner swing clubs that fit your golf swing— don’t fit your golf swing to your clubs!

I get lots of questions about club fitting. Of primary importance with club fitting is the lie angle of your irons. This is most important to help insure that your clubs come as close as possible to fitting your golf swing, as opposed to fitting or changing your swing to fit the club. The lie angle refers to the angle that the head of your iron enters the shaft. It’s the amount of angle you can see between the shaft and bottom edge of your iron head. Ideally, to hit the ball in the direction you desire, when you swing, the sole of your iron should go through the ball evenly. If during your swing, the toe of the club is lower than the heel (too flat), it will produce a ball flight that is a fade or slice. This is like having the ball below your feet on a side hill lie. The opposite holds true as well. During your swing, if your iron comes through the ball with the heel lower than the toe (too upright), it will produce a draw or hook. This is like having the ball above your feet on an uphill lie. In fact, 90% of all male golfers use clubs that are too flat for them. Thus, 90% of all 64

male golfers are hitting a fade or slice with their irons.

your divot is even, great! You have the proper lie angle!

If you’re not hitting a fade or slice, then chances are, you’ve changed your swing to fit your clubs or you have the proper lie.

2. Another way, perhaps the best way, is to put a piece of masking tape on your club and hit each one off of a “lie board,” a piece of painted wood that is level with your feet. The paint will mark the tape when you hit a ball. If the mark is in the center of the club, then your lie is correct. If the mark is on the toe of the club, the club is too flat. If the mark is towards the heel, the club is too upright. Generally, every 1/4 inch the mark is away from the center of the club face, that’s the degree your lie is off.

You’re probably asking your self, “Why do so many people buy clubs that don’t fit them?” Well, manufacturers have found that golfers want clubs where the sole sits flat on the ground when they address the ball. Actually, the toe of the club should be slightly in the air in the set up. This way, the shaft will bend or droop during your swing and put the toe lower than it was at your address. You can only determine your lie by swinging the club and hitting golf balls. This varies with every golfer and depends on shaft flex, swing speed and the individual’s strength. There are two ways to determine the lie of your irons. 1. Look at your divots. If you notice that your divot is “toe” deep, then that club is too flat for you. If your divots are heel deep, then that club is too upright, and if

Lie angles can be changed, either by the manufacturer or with assistance from your club’s PGA Professional. Other important variables to club fitting are: shaft flex, grip size, head types and off set. See your PGA Professional for more information. See you on the course, John LaMonica PGA Professional Ironwood Development Inc. A Lee Trevino Signature Golf Course impressions magazine

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impressive finds have a blast shopping for these kitchen goodies

index chopping boards These handy color-coded polypropylene chopping boards are designed to avoid cross-contamination of food: red/raw meat, white/cooked foods, blue/fish and green/vegetables. They store in an ABS plastic filing unit with a non-slip rubber bottom.

skeleton arm serving tongs Add some edge to your next Pirate party with these Skeleton Arm serving tongs. Crafted out of Polished Aluminum, they’re gorgeous detailed sculptures that can be displayed as art when not in use. 12” x 2.5” * LIMITED EDITION *

raffaele iannello’s & csb’s knife holder This knife holder is no joke. It’s well thought out and practical. The super-sharp, Molybdenum and Vanadium stainless steel knives are high-quality and keep their edge! The knives are protected from accidental slicing by plastic sleeves and are held in place by magnets to avoid unitended ejection. Plastic suckers on the base provide added safety. Comes with bread knife, carver/ slicer. chef's knife, utility knife, paring knife. Definitely a conversation piece!

Another hilarious novelty by the folks at Triple B Studio. Add this super soft 100% acrylic rug to your bathroom, dorm room or anywhere you'd like to feel sunnyside up! 30” x 30” 66

It’s your choice! You can use this 3-quart enameled cast iron apple to prepare and serve a variety of recipes or use it as a nifty cookie jar. Available in green or red.

skull & bones ice cube tray

egg rug sunnyside up

lodge enamel apple pot

Give your guests a little fright with spooky ice cubes! Fill with water (or your favorite beverage), freeze, and viola. They make super cute Jell-O bites, and you can fill them with melted chocolate! Made of food grade silicone rubber. Arrggghhhh!

sagaform’s tapas serving dishes

Clean, well-designed, good-looking, practical and affordable. These serving dishes come in sets of four stoneware dishes with a acacia wood base. Small for little nibbles, big for bigger nibbles or serving side dishes. impressions magazine

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In the fight against cancer, partner with a multi-disciplinary team offering world-class treatments and patient-focused care. Partner with the expert team at the Leo W. Jenkins Cancer Center.

With cancer, it is crucial to get the best care available. At the Leo W. Jenkins Cancer Center, that is just what you will find. The Leo W. Jenkins Cancer Center provides the fastest path to diagnosis and treatment featuring the expertise of the ECU Physicians multi-disciplinary team of cancer specialists. A multi-disciplinary approach allows physicians from different specialties to reach a consensus as to the optimal plan of action for each patient. ECU Physicians in-house team includes: seven board certified oncologists in medical oncology, hematology or both; one board certified gynecologic oncologist; six board certified surgeons with expertise in breast, thoracic (lung, esophagus), gastrointestinal (pancreas, liver, stomach, colon, rectum), and endocrine (thyroid) surgical oncology; two board certified pediatric oncologists; and six board certified radiation oncologists. At the center, you will find world-class treatments, compassionate patient-focused care, expert second opinions, support services, nutrition counseling, holistic care, clinical trials, easy access and free parking. The Leo W. Jenkins Cancer Center is certified by the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer. Its radiation oncology department is certified by the American College of Radiology. In the fight against cancer, partner with the expert team of ECU Physicians at the Leo W. Jenkins Cancer Center. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 252-744-1888 or 800-223-9328.

600 Moye Boulevard Greenville, NC 27834

252-744-1888 800-223-9328 ( 800-CA-DX-ECU )


CyberKnife Robotic Cancer Surgery Without the Knife

CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery System is a non-invasive alternative to surgery. It delivers ablative doses of radiation with robotic accuracy and offers new hope for inoperable or surgically complex tumors. CyberKnife® has been found effective for select cancers and tumors of the: brain, pituitary, spine, bone, lung, esophagus, pancreas, stomach, liver, kidney, adrenal, prostate, pelvis, sarcoma, melanoma and other anatomical regions.

CyberKnife® Patient Benefits— • • • •

Pain-free Non-invasive No anesthesia required Outpatient procedure

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No recovery time - immediate return to normal activity No invasive head or body frame No breath holding during treatment Fiducial free* – no implanted markers (*for most procedures)

The Leo W. Jenkins Cancer Center is the only facility in eastern North Carolina offering this revolutionary cancer treatment. The ECU Radiation Oncology team completed extensive training in order to provide this world-class treatment to patients. They are the ONLY radiation oncology center in eastern North Carolina certified by the American College of Radiology (ACR) — one of ONLY three in the state! Their other state-of-the-art cancer treatments options, include: Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT), High & Low Dose Rate Brachytherapy, Gamma Knife “No-Incision” Radiosurgery, Prostate Seed Implants, 3-D Conformal RadiationTherapy, Photodynamic Therapy, Expert Second Opinions and more. For more information on the CyberKnife®, call ECU Radiation Oncology at 252-744-2900 or 800-223-9328.

ECU Radiation Oncology 600 Moye Boulevard Greenville, NC 27834 252-744-2900 800-223-9328 (800-CA-DX-ECU)

Impressions Magazine  

The Lifestyle Magazine of Greenville and eastern North Carolina since 1997

Impressions Magazine  

The Lifestyle Magazine of Greenville and eastern North Carolina since 1997