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Second Winter Storm Of 2014 Leaves Many With Out Power

Polar Plunge Coming To Carolina Beach Boardwalk Feb. 22nd

A winter storm brought ice, freezing rain and little snow to the New Hanover County area last week creating poor travel conditions and leaving many in southeastern North Carolina without power throughout the weekend. Ice on trees and power lines kept utility crews busy restoring power to over half of New Hanover County.

The 10th Annual Special Olympics Polar Plunge will be held at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk February 22nd. Gates open at 11 am with live music, a silent auction, DJ, food, arts and more. A 5K Run begins at 2:00 pm and a costume contest begins at 2:30 pm. At 3:00 pm, line up for the Plunge at 3:05 pm. See page 1-B for more...



CAROLINA BEACH - A second 2014 winter storm caused by cold Canadian air

dipping far south created icy conditions in New Hanover County last week. The storm arrived Tuesday February 11th, and brought sleet and freezing rain covering trees and power lines with a layer of

ice. Road conditions in New Hanover County were not as severe as the previous January 28th, storm, but power outages and fallen trees caused County

See Weather, page 8-A

Carolina Beach Council Hears Input On Streetscape Project |


CAROLINA BEACH - The Carolina Beach Town Council got input from residents at their February 11th, meeting regarding a proposal to install 10' wide multi-use asphalt paths along Clarendon Avenue and Cape Fear Blvd as part of a streetscape project. The Council voted to move forward with obtaining financing approval from the state and awarding a bid for the project to State Utility Contractors for $6,062,600.00. That includes replacing aging water and sewer lines and the streetscape project.

The Council left the door open to make changes to the project on aspects such as a multi-use paths before finalizing it later this year. Following replacement of aging underground water and sewer lines the Town plans to repave Cape Fear Blvd. From Canal Drive to 3rd Street on Cape Fear there will 10-foot wide sidewalks along either side of the road next to public parking. From 3rd Street to Dow Road on Cape Fear Blvd there will be a 10-foot wide asphalt multi-use path on the south side separated from the road by a 5 foot grass area, trees and additional lighting. On Clarendon Avenue there will be a 10-foot multi-use as-

phalt path on the south side of the road from 4th Street to 6th Street. The path will switch to the north side of Clarendon Avenue from 6th Street to Dow Road because existing poles and landscaping are too close to the road and would cost to much to relocate. Also, Mike Chappel Park would increase costs if the path were located on the same side of the road and the park is located on Federal land. On 5th Street from Clarendon north to Cape Fear Blvd, a new 5 foot wide sidewalk will be installed separated from the road by a small grass area. The plan is part of a Town wide bike and pedestrian route

See Streetscape, page 8-A

Get Vaccinated: Flu Claims 64 Lives In North Carolina RALEIGH, N.C. : February 13, 2014 - According to the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, as of February 8th, 64 people had died due to the flu virus during the 2013-2014 Flu Season. That figure is based on reports submitted by providers


to the North Carolina Division of Public Health. An influenza-associated death is defined for surveillance purposes as a death (adult or pediatric) resulting from a clinically compatible illness that was confirmed to be influenza by an appropriate laboratory or rapid

diagnostic test with no period of complete recovery between the illness and death. Deaths that occurred after 2/8/14 will be included in subsequent surveillance summaries. Last month the New Hanover

See Flu, page 5-A

Carolina Beach Council To Take Up Seismic Air Gun Testing Issue |


CAROLINA BEACH - The Carolina Beach Town Council will consider adopting a resolution at their upcoming February 28th meeting regarding

Ocean due to impacts on marine life. According to Oceana. org, "Seismic airguns are used to find oil and gas deep underneath the ocean floor. Air guns are so loud that they disturb, injure or kill marine life, harm

See Seismic, page 2-A

County Commissioners Approve Obtaining Permit For Inlet Dreding |


NEW HANOVER CTY - The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners approved allocating $75,000 to help fund a process to secure local permits to dredge the Carolina Beach Inlet in the future should federal resources become unavailable.

According to County Engineer Jim Iannucci, County staff proposes initiating the process to secure federal and state authorizations for maintaining Carolina Beach Inlet (CBI). The inlet is located north of Carolina Beach between Pleasure Island and Masonboro Island. Over the years federal funding for dredging the inlet to maintain a safe depth for vessels has been cut from the

federal budget. Without funding the inlet would fill with sand and no longer be navigable for commercial vessels and recreational boaters creating negative economic impacts. According to Iannucci, the project would have the exact attributes (template and disposal options) as implemented by the US Army Corps of Engineers

See Inlet, page 8-A

County; Wilmington; Carolina Beach To Pick Up Storm Debris |


NEW HANOVER CTY - New Hanover County announced earlier this week they will provide pickup of vegetative storm debris from

INSIDE Spotlight On Business: The Gazette Celebrates a 36 Year Family Tradition On the second day of February, 1978, the first issue of the Island Gazette rolled off the presses, beginning a 36-year tradition of local coverage and community involvement. See Page 1-C ...

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Seismic Air gun Testing for off shore oil and natural gas exploration. During the Council's February 11th, meeting Ethan Crouch - chair for the Cape Fear Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation - asked the Council to consider opposing the use of seismic airguns in the Atlantic

last week's winter storm that brought mostly ice and little snow to the area. Ice forming on trees left many homeowners with fallen limbs and trees to deal with. Residents of unincorporated New Hanover County should have all vegetative debris from

the winter storm ready for collection by Friday, February 21. The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners has activated the County’s contract with a private company, DRC Emergency Services, to

See Debris, page 2-A

Spotlight On Coastal Cuisine: Olde Salty’s has new look for ‘A Little on the Side’ There is a new look for Olde Salty’s “A Little on the Side” . The late night bar and game room that is open from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. See Page 8-C ...

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Editorial: Multi-Use Paths On Cape Fear & Clarendon on Cape Fear Blvd. They are walk in this Town, it's left to the walking, riding bikes and pushBy WILLARD KILLOUGH III replacing aging infrastructure elements. Look at the down- ing strollers all the time. Not | Managing Editor lines and decided since the roads town areas. With the exception diving into a ditch every time I'm not aware of a high rate of vehicle and bicycle collisions on Pleasure Island. But evidently the Town of Carolina Beach believes that in order to provide "safe routes" for citizens, we need more off-street bike paths. How did little Suzy and Johnny ever survive the last 50+ years without bike paths to keep them nice and safe along quiet residential streets with 25 mph speed limits? For example, the Town is moving forward to obtain financing to build two 10' wide multi-use paths. One on Clarendon Avenue and the other

will be torn up anyway, why not go ahead and put in paths. These will be asphalt and separated from the street with a grass area. On Cape Fear they'll add trees and pretty lights. (Oh, and residents will still have to mow it on their own.) Sure, it will cost hundreds of thousands of dollars (See page 1-A) but that's ok, they have an excellent track record maintaining the streets and sidewalks throughout Town; right? No. They don't. And "they" means countless administrations over the decades. Because once government puts in a side-

of some newer additions, most sidewalks look horrible. Fast forward 15 or 20 years from now when these new multiuse paths are cracked, bulging from tree roots underneath and in need of serious replacement, and see if they get fixed any faster than the countless pot holes and road cuts that currently litter streets throughout Town. Paths along high-volume roads such as Dow Road make perfect sense. 55mph traffic and bikes don't mix. But on most quiet residential streets in Town, speed limits are at most 25mph and I see people

a car drives by out of sheer terror. Leaders like to accomplish projects. That's great! In this case, perhaps the Town should calculate the cost of simply widening those streets on either side and painting lines to mark bike lanes verses the additional cost of a separate asphalt path, trees, lighting and associated annual maintenance and eventual replacement costs. The only reason this proposal exists is because they are replacing aging infrastructure that's needed replacing for decades.


testing for Opt A include but are not limited to: ‡ %RWWOHQRVH GROSKLQV XS WR 11,748 injuries per year ‡6KRUWEHDNHGFRPPRQGROphin: up to 6,147 injuries ‡ $WODQWLF VSRWWHG GROSKLQV up to 5,848 injuries per year ‡ 6KRUWILQQHG SLORW ZKDOHV up to 4,631 injuries per year ‡ 6WULSHG GROSKLQV XS WR 3,993 injuries per year ‡ 'LVUXSWLRQ WR PDrine mammal feeding, calving, breeding, & other vital activities: 1.6 million times per year ‡ 6HD WXUWOHV SRWHQWLDO EHhavior disruption and breeding & nesting displacement for endangered species including the hawksbill, Kemp's ridley, and leatherback, and the threatened loggerhead sea turtle. ‡ )LVK UHVRXUFHV SRWHQtial behavioral responses, temporary hearing loss, and physiological effects on demersal and pelagic fishes. Crouch said, "Further, The use of airguns to conduct these seismic tests also threatens fish populations and profitable fisheries. Airgun noise has been shown to decrease fisheries catch rates by 40-80 percent, forcing fishermen to seek compensation for their losses. Additionally, commercial and recreational fishing off the mid- and southeast Atlantic generate $11.8 billion annually and support 222,000 jobs. The U.S. Department of Interior's (DOI) assessment fails to estimate the economic impact to fisheries that could occur from seismic surveys which are vital to the Atlantic coast." He explained, "Tonight I am providing the council with copies of a congressional letter signed by 47 members of the house and senate and sent to the president. Along with a copy of the Surfrider Foundation's letter sent to Secretary Salizar and the president. As a community that would be directly impacted by seismic air gun testing and responsible stewards of the coast I request the town council members ei-

ther individually or as a council join these congressional men and women along with the thousands of citizens to voice opposition to this dangerous practice." He explained, "After attending the last Kure Beach town council meeting you each already heard detail presentations on both sides of this issue as well as public comments from the members of this community. Holding another, special meeting to review this same information would not be a productive use of time. Now is the time to act with the BOEM rapidly approaching recommendation and our precious resources at risk. Opt A & Opt B in the EIS are not the safest way to map oil & gas deposits. Its up to us as citizens and elected leaders to hold these huge corporations accountable and to proceed with the safest procedures available to protect our marine life and fishing industry." Mayor Dan Wilcox explained, "We haven't had any formal discussion on it. Kind of independent discussions in passing. The initial thought was that this was a federal issue... something that is above our pay grade and three to five people in any town of 6,000 might not be the best ones especially not experts to take a position for the whole town on this. Having thought about that a lot it seems to me this is an issue that because of its coastal proximity and its potential to impact our coast lines it is an issue that I would personally be willing to take a position on." Wilcox explained, "I think I've talked independently to each of the council people and my count is that we all oppose... seismic testing and I know we are in a timing issue to get something on that. The problem is, if we are going to do a resolution, even though we all sat through the public hearing, we all heard everything everybody has to say and we all - I believe - are in agreement on this issue, we are not in the habit of doing resolutions without a pub-

lic hearing." He explained, "We at least need to give the opportunity to everyone to attend our meeting and have some input from the council." Council member Sarah Friede said, "I think some of the furry down in Kure Beach was that the initial decision was made without any public input and we saw what happened. Some of the outcry was on the seismic issue and some of it was procedure. Dan is 100% correct that my position anyway, I'm opposed to it but I don't feel like I can sign anything on behalf of the Town without having it open for the residents to speak." Wilcox said, "I think part of the reason we haven't done anything on this that, it seems to me we have a Town of 6,000 and a much stronger statement to the powers that be are letters from three or four thousand citizens verses one letter from Town Council." Councilman Steve Shuttleworth said the Council could hold a hearing at one of the meetings towards the end of the month. He said, "If we want to have it at a public hearing at the end of the month and take a Town position, I'm ok doing that. Individually, I'm happy to sign something for you because I told you I believe it’s not something that we need the way it’s currently asked for." Councilman Gary Doetsch said, "I think we are all in agreement that the particular method of testing right now is something we are opposed to. Again, I think we would probably be better off just writing individual letters and sending them to the powers that be in Washington." Wilcox said he wasn't sure how the resolution would read, and the Council asked the Town Attorney to author a resolution prior to their February 28th, meeting. The February 28th meeting begins at 5PM at Town Hall in the Town Council meeting room.

Saturday) and will be making two passes over a week apart. Residents are asked to exercise extreme caution when driving around collection crews. Due to the amount of debris and accessibility, DRC will be utilizing many different types and colors of collection vehicles. For additional information regarding debris pickup, contact New Hanover Environmental Management at (910) 798-4400. City of Wilmington The Wilmington City Council voted at their February 18th, meeting to designate $600,000 from the city’s savings account to pay an Alabama company that was previously selected through a competitive bid process to activate pick-up operations here. The city maintains a savings account – called a fund balance – to pay for unexpected expenses such as clean up from severe weather events. Extra city crews have been working to clear debris since last week. The city’s Public Services Director reported to City Council that, even with the extra crews working, only about 1,200 cu-

bic yards of an estimated 50,000 cubic yards from the storm have been picked up so far. Wilmington city officials estimate it would take approximately 5-6 weeks to pick up debris citywide. If only using city crews, who would be pulled off of their regular duties, it would take 17 weeks. To provide some perspective on size: 50,000 cubic yards of debris would fill up to eight football fields. The city serves more than 30,000 customers with weekly curbside yard waste pick-up, and maintains 400 miles of roads throughout the city, many of which have storm debris on the side of the road that has to be picked up. Residential trash, recycling and yard waste pick-up for Wilmington: Trash and recycling pickup routes will run on a regular schedule this week. Yard waste is not likely to be picked up on regular schedule until more debris is cleared from roadsides, so customers are asked to leave their yard waste out until crews can get to it.

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From page 1-A commercial fisheries, and disrupt coastal economies. These dynamite-like blasts—which are repeated every ten seconds, 24 hours a day, for days and weeks at a time—are 100,000 times more intense than a jet engine. Seismic airgun testing currently being proposed in the Atlantic will injure 138,500 whales and dolphins and disturb millions more, according to government estimates." The sound waves that return to the vessel towing monitoring equipment are used to determine if oil or natural gas are located beneath the ocean floor. A crowd of approximately 300 people rallied at Kure Beach Town Hall on January 27th, to voice their opposition to Mayor Dean Lambeth signing a letter in December 2013 supporting seismic airgun testing for off shore oil and natural gas exploration. The entire Carolina Beach Town Council attended that meeting sitting in the audience hearing from residents both in favor and opposition. At the Carolina Beach Council's February 11th, meeting Crouch explained, "I am the chair for the Cape Fear Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation. Surfrider is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our oceans, waves, and beaches, through a powerful activist network. We have over 250,000 members worldwide, 85 chapters in the US and 4 chapters in NC. I am speaking to you tonight regarding the current threat to perform seismic air gun testing in the mid atlantic region. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is scheduled to make its final recommendation on weather or not to permit this dangerous activity this month." Crouch said according to the Department of the Interior's own environmental impact statement the impacts of seismic air gun

Debris From page 1-A remove vegetative debris generated by the storm from all unincorporated areas of New Hanover County. Beginning Wednesday, February 19, collection crews will begin removing debris from New Hanover County Schools and County parks before moving into residential zones. Residents in the unincorporated area are asked to place only vegetative debris neatly by the curbside, away from the street, drainage ditches, fire hydrants, street signs, mailboxes and parked cars. Residents are asked to not bag any storm debris. Larger branches should be cut into six foot lengths or less. There will be no pick up of construction or demolition material. Collection crews will be removing any hanging limbs or split/leaning limbs that are over the right-of-way. To ensure all storm debris is collected, crews will be working from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily (Sunday through

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8A to 3rd: $330,000 - Multi-use path from 3rd to 6th: $150,000 - Actual street: $570,000 Total for Cape Fear Blvd: $1,050,000 Clarendon Ave from 4th Street to Dow Road: - Multi-use path: $250,000 - Actual street: $335,000 Total: $585,000 Parvin said the path on Clarendon Avenue is going on the North Side of Clarendon in the vicinity of Mike Chappel Park to avoid removal of the exiting fencing, landscaping, and parking that are located on the park property. Parvin said the path on Clarendon would connect to a planned future extension of a multi-use path along Dow Road south to Kure Beach as part of the 2011 Bicycle Multiuse plan. The eastern end the path has several destinations to include the school, Carolina Beach Lake, downtown, and the ocean. Parvin explained the path crosses Clarendon at 6th Street because properties west of 6th street on the south side of Clarendon have power poles, ditching and landscaping located in close vicinity to the street. In order to avoid excessive costs associated with moving these features the path was relocated to the north side of the street from 6th to Dow Road. To alleviate safety concerns and create traffic calming in this area a striped/elevated crosswalk will be located on Clarendon where the path crosses to the north side of the street. Parvin also explained bike trails promote health and will

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Top: Existing layout for Clarendon Avenue from 4th Street to 6th Street. Bottom: Proposed layout with a 10' wide multi-use path on the south side of the street with additional trees.

improve safety on Clarendon Avenue because of increased traffic when students arrive and depart nearby Carolina Beach Elementary School on a narrow street. Parvin explained the project will not be paid for with grant funding. He explained, "Several grants were reviewed for both the above and underground portions of the project. Due to timing constraints with the need for the secondary force main grant money was not obtained. The Town is looking at 5 phases of infrastructure/streetscape projects. Although grants were not available for this phase others will hopefully be eligible for and receive funding." He explained, "The Town will be getting a loan. One trip has already been made to the Local Government Commission (LGC) to evaluate the project and review the town’s financial position. Once the bids are completed the Town will submit a complete request package to the LGC for final approval. The anticipated date for the loan to be put in place is April 2014. No increases in taxes are proposed. As different phases of the infrastructure project are funded the Town may have to look at fee adjustments." He explained the yearly cost of the maintenance/repair for a multi-use path on Cape Fear Blvd would include mowing, edging walkway, trimming/edging tree rings, and other items and based on 20 visits per year it would cost $1470.00 additional per year paid to the Town's landscaping contractor. Tree Pruning will cost approximately $2450.00 per year. On Clarendon, for mowing, edging walkway, trimming, etc, for 20 visits per year it would cost $924 additional per year. He explained, "There will also be a monthly charge for path lighting. There are 24 path lights on Cape Fear and 12 on Clarendon." Parvin explained, "Existing driveways will be “saw cut� to install the new utilities and multi-use path. Once above and underground infrastructure is in place the driveway will be replaced from the road to the multi-use path with concrete. The portion of the driveway from the multi-use path towards the property line will also be replaced with the same materials as the existing driveway." He said the project will possibly remove trees in residents’ yards explaining, "We have conducted several workshops...

so the neighbors can address concerns with staff. In some instances your tree may be able to be saved by moving or rerouting the path around the tree. In some instances the trees will have to be removed. Each tree can be reviewed on a case by case basis." Parvin explained the paths will be asphalt and using concrete would add an additional $2 per square foot for "approximately $50,000 more, or $300,000." He said property owners with irrigation systems in the Town's right-of-way should expect those irrigation lines to be removed from the path area and capped. For mailboxes and associated landscaping, Parvin explained, "Mailboxes will be moved to the edge of the street. If you have any features around your mailbox that you want to keep these should be removed prior to start of construction in front of your home." The Council held a public hearing and discussed the project at their February 11th meeting for over an hour and a half. Numerous residents spoke on the project. Steve Stanton encouraged the Council to build multi-use paths "where ever possible in Town." He has served for seven years on the Citizens Advisory Committee with the Wilmington Metropolitan Transportation Organization (WMPO) and in a prior survey 65% of people were interested in using their bikes or walking for recreation, exercise or running errands. He said, "The one thing that did become apparent though is that they also indicated the impediment for not being able to achieve that was the lack of safe passage ways they could use to do that traveling on. Multi-use trails have become very common throughout the country. We have a great one here in Wilmington... they provide another means of safe passage for those who want to use them. They are no longer a nice amenity. They are really part of the "Complete Street Process" which is opening up or providing modes of safe transit for individuals regardless of how they are either driving, walking, biking or jogging. Multi-purpose paths are really a benefit to any town." David Smith said, "I'm not against having places to ride bicycles but I am against wasting money at this

time to be building them. If you drive up and down Atlanta Avenue which is one of the main roads that comes to our school, we no longer have pot holes on that road, we have wash tub holes at this time and getting worse." Smith said he showed a Council member a sinkhole in the road causing cars to bottom out when driving on the street. He said, "We do not need to be spending money on bike lanes when our streets are this bad. If we do not have the funds available to maintain our traffic streets that we drive on to take our kids to school, go to the store, shopping, etc, then how are we going to have money to maintain this other stuff that ya'll are wanting to put in place. It does not make sense." Smith explained, "I can not spend money at my house building something new if I don't have the money to keep up what I've already got." Many residents addressed the Council questioning how the Town would maintain the areas including landscaping. Another resident recommended lowering the speed limit on Cape Fear Blvd from 35 to 25 to improve safety. Another resident pointed to studies that said off-street paths create safety hazards by separating the bicyclists from the road. For example, drivers failing to see bicyclists at intersections when making turns rather than identifying bicyclists that ride on the road in clear sight of motorists. Also, risks to pedestrians when people are backing out of their driveways that the paths will intersect. Council member Sarah Friede said traffic around the school is unsafe and she's had vehicles driving on sidewalks while she was walking with her child. Councilman Steve Shuttleworth explained, "I think we looked at a couple of options and because this was in phase one of the utility plan, we looked

at the 90' foot right-of-way and there are very few opportunities in Carolina Beach to get a separated multi-use trail. And when you're talking about a mom jogger, a dad jogger, kids on bikes and trikes and pedestrians and skaters, the recommendation across the country is 10' foot multi-use trails. We only have two roads that can accommodate that at this time that are in the plan. Harper was a different design and hadn't been finalized." He said, "In the last couple of years the discussion had revolved around safe routes to schools, the ideas of increasing safe transportation from Mike Chappel Park to the Lake" and the Carolina Beach Elementary School. He said, "When you mix kids into that traffic pattern with widened asphalt, it became problematic" and transportation experts said the Town needed a multi-use path in the Clarendon Avenue area. The Council voted unanimously to move forward with obtaining financing approval from the Local Government Commission and awarding a bid for the project to State Utility Contractors for $6,062,600.00. That includes replacing aging water and sewer lines and the streetscape project. Council agreed to direct Town staff to look at alternatives for the Clarendon Avenue Streetscape and agreed they could make changes to that portion of the project later this year following additional workshop meetings to look at other options. The Council could reduce the amount of the project at a later date without having to obtain additional financing approval. Mayor Dan Wilcox wanted to make sure there would be another vote to leave the streetscape portion of the project as approved, not do it, or modify the plan.

Iannucci anticipates New Hanover County's worst case funding participation based on an estimate of $75,000.00. Inclusion of CBI maintenance dredging within a locally held authorization will provide the County with potential contracting alternatives for future maintenance dredging efforts. Having this locally issued permit will not adversely affect future cost sharing potentials with the NCDWR. Iannucci said the Port, Waterway and Beach Commission supports this permitting capability. Room occupancy tax funds are eligible for the proposed effort as defined by the General Assembly in 2002 "Costs directly associated with qualifying for projects either contracted through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers or otherwise permitted by all appropriate federal and state agencies." Those Room Occupancy Tax Funds are collected through a 6% tax on all hotel, motel and vacation rental accommodations in the County.

Iannucci said County staff is requesting authorization to participate in the NCDWR's Permitting Phase of the shallow draft inlets. This approach retains New Hanover County's coastal infrastructure continuity, project momentum, uses previous deliverables and maximizes use of available data while facilitating current regulatory guidance. Iannucci explained, "We currently have an agreement. It has not been dredged by the feds lately. We've been splitting that cost with the state and our local beach communities. What we are brining forward today is the initial authorization to gain authorization to do that project ourselves. If the Corp of Engineers no longer had the Merritt, the dredge that currently does that project, we would have a procedure in place that we could do that project. This is not including any construction but it would be to gain authorization to do the project in the same way the Corp of Engineers currently does it."

He said, "Worst case scenario would be if there were only two stakeholders to participate. That would be a split of the $150,000. If all five were to participate it would be a lesser amount. This would be to gain those authorizations and then work towards having a longer term commitment on being able to dredge these shallow draft inlets." He said other local governments such as Holden Beach are working on authorization to participate. Previously the County approved $160,000 from Economic Development Funds to help dredge the inlet by contracting with the Army Corp of Engineers. This would be a different approach using local permits rather than relying upon the Corp of Engineers. Barfield said, "I know that that inlet is probably one of the most dangerous inlets in this area. In 1998 or 1999 I purchased a boat and that was the first inlet that I went out with my daughter who was seven or eight at the time I believe and

we almost lost our lives in that inlet. Did not realize the shoaling that was indeed there and how narrow it really was trying to get out there. Made it back in. I think I was shaking beyond measure. I was thankful to be back. And when you go up to the Masonboro Inlet it is just a different inlet." The Board voted unanimously to approve of the request and amend the budget to provide the $75,000 funding. According to Robert Schoonmaker of the Carolina Beach Inlet Association, in 2006, the Federal Office of Management and Budget cut funding of shallow draft inlet dredging in North Carolina. From 2006 to 2011, North Carolina’s shallow draft inlet dredging was funded through federal earmarks. Federal earmark funding has been stopped. He explained Tuesday December 10, there is no federal funding for Shallow Draft Inlet Dredging in the 2013 federal budget. The State of North Carolina, along with coastal municipali-

ties and counties, have come up with Emergency Dredging Funds for 2013. After 2013 there was no funding available from the Federal or State Governments. He explained it's not just the Carolina Beach Inlet, but inlets along the entire coast of North Carolina including Lockwood Folly (Brunswick County), New Topsail (Pender County), Bogue (Carteret County), New River (Pender and Onslow County), and the deep Oregon Inlet (Dare County). He explained the mission is to "Secure a sustainable funding avenue at the state and local level so the USACE can maintain the shallow draft inlets." At this moment Carolina Beach Inlet is only receiving $450,000 in Emergency Dredging funds, Less than half its original budget.

that still had power remained open throughout the storm. There was erosion along area beaches. The Town of Carolina Beach warned the public of high drop-offs along the beachfront from the 1200 to 1600 block of Carolina Beach Avenue North. New Hanover County, the City of Wilmington and Carolina Beach reported they will be picking up vegetative storm debris. (See page 1-A). New Hanover County

Schools (NHCS) will use the following make-up schedule for the four days missed due to winter weather. These dates have been approved by the New Hanover County Board of Education. For traditional schools and Eaton Elementary school calendars (Codington Elementary will be an exception since they were closed an additional day to serve as an emergency shelter): ‡ )ULGD\ )HEUXDU\  

was a full instructional day instead of a half day for students ‡)ULGD\0DUFKZLOO be a full instructional day instead of a half day for students. ‡ 7KXUVGD\ -XQH   will be a full instructional day instead of a half day for students. ‡)ULGD\-XQHZLOO be a half day and the last day of school. ‡ 7KHUH ZLOO EH QR 6DWXUGD\ make-up day on February 22,

2014 as previously announced. ‡  )LIWHHQ PLQXWHV ZLOO EH added to the start and end of each school day for a total of 30 additional minutes per day, for four weeks, starting Monday, March 3, 2014, through Friday, March 28, 2014. This will add ten instructional hours back into the calendar. Early College calendars will be adjusted as needed in accordance to their college affiliation.

Streetscape From page 1-A to connect areas of Town such as the School, State Park, Downtown area and others. The plan also interconnects with a route south to Kure Beach. According to Assistant Town Manager Ed Parvin, the Town has held four informal workshops to give the public opportunities to express concern about the upcoming infrastructure/streetscape upgrades planned for Cape Fear, Clarendon, and 5th Street. Parvin explained in January, "Planning for the streetscape was a vetted process that started with the development of the town’s 2011 Bicycle Multi-use Plan. Implementation has become possible with the need to replace infrastructure in the oldest residential part of Carolina Beach. Several options were reviewed by staff and the public over the last year. The chosen streetscape plan maximizes safety and efficiency of the roadway (creates a separation between pedestrians and vehicles) while minimizing impervious surfaces and impacts on neighbors (reduces recommendations of the 2011 Plan) and designed to maximize pervious space near property lines." Parvin explained the 2011 Bicycle Multi-use Plan was based on public meetings and surveys. The estimated costs for the streetscape project are: Cape Fear Blvd & Lake Park Intersection: $64,000 Cape Fear Blvd: - 10' walkways from Canal

Inlet From page 1-A (USACE). The project area encompasses the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway (AIWW) crossing east through the inlet throat into ocean waters. The proposed authorization will exactly overlay the USACE's footprint where they traditionally dredge in the inlet. He explained to the Board of Commissioners on Monday the permitting approach for the inlet is a coordinated effort through the Division of Water Resources (NCDWR) and five participating shallow draft stakeholders (Shallotte, Lockwood Folly, Carolina Beach, Topsail and Bogue inlets). The previous NCDWR Reconnaissance Phase resulted in an estimated permitting cost for all five participants as $300,000.00. The NCDWR is sharing 50% the cost of the Permitting Phase leaving the participating stakeholders to cost-share the remaining $150,000.00.

Weather From page 1-A Officials to open a shelter at Coddington Elementary School. About 50,000 (43%) were without power on February 13th in New Hanover County. Schools and government offices were closed through Thursday due to poor weather conditions. Many businesses

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10th Annual Polar Plunge and 5K Run-NPlunge February 22nd

The Special Olympics Polar Plunge is coming back to the Carolina Beach Boardwalk Saturday, February 22nd. The 5K Run-N-Plunge has returned with a later start time of 2:00pm, the certified course is open to all ages and skill levels. At 11am gates will open for the regular event where attendees will enjoy live music, a silent auction, costume contest and more! Plungers will start to line up at 3pm and start taking the plunge shortly afterwards. Proceeds for the event benefit New Hanover County’s Special Olympics Team. Their mission

This past Saturday, February 15th the Carolina Beach Recreation Center hosted it’s Annual Valentine’s Dance. The event was a great success! The dance was offered to children ages 6-12 years old. They had approximately 258 children and collected 372 cans of food for our local Help Center. As usual we had our famous dance See DANCE page 20B

Tickets for the Island of Lights Fashion Show available March 1st If you plan on attending the upcoming Fashion Show, please purchase your tickets early. The number will be limited to around 100 and we don’t want anyone to miss out on this spring event. The annual show presents fashions for the new spring and summer seasons and is the major fundraiser for the Island of Lights organization. This Pleasure Island group See FASHION page 17B

Back to the Beach Classic Car Parade & Car Show March 28th for the Parade & Show 29th The Sun Coast Cruisers are headed “Back to the Beach” for there Annual Car Show, CruiseIn and Parade. Festivities will kick-off this Friday, March 28th with a Classic Car Parade beginning at the Carolina Beach Food Lion. The parade will start at 6:30pm and end at the Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Are in Kure Beach. On Saturday March 29th the main event will take place.

Starting at 9:00 a.m. and running until 4:00 p.m. (rain or shine) at the Fort Fisher Military Recreation Center the Car Show will showcase all of the beautiful cars and give the owners a chance to win prizes. Prizes will be given out to the top vehicles; dash plaques will be given out to 1st 150 and specialty awards will also be given. In addition to all of the prizes given out to those who

are in the car show there will also be a 50/50 drawing, raffles, Live music by the “Coco Loco Band” and door prizes available to everyone in attendance. If you would like to find out more about the Sun Coast Cruisers Club and the Back to the Beach 2014 Car Show please visit them on the web at, facebook or give them a call at (910) 707-0060.

American Legion Auxiliary will be holding its first Spring Craft Show on March 29th The American Legion Auxiliary will be holding its first Spring Craft Show on March 29, 2014, at the American Legion Post 129 pavilion building on Carolina

Beach. The address is 1500 Bridge Barrier Road in Carolina Beach (behind the Food Lion). Hours for the craft show will be 10 to 4. Come on out and get an early start on

your Easter, Mother's Day, or springtime shopping with a wide variety of items from local crafters/artisans. For directions or questions call 910-458-9155. Thank you very

Mark Your Calendar for the 18th Annual Pleasure Island Chowder Cook-Off April 12th Plans are now underway for the Chamber of Commerce’s 18th Annual Pleasure Island Chowder Cook-Off. The event will be held at the Carolina Beach Lake on Saturday, April 12th, 2014. In addition to serving up the area's best chowder, this daylong event includes live music and the Kidz Zone. Gates open at 11:30am and See CHOWDER page 16B

is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympictype sports for individuals with intellectual disabilities by giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community. Their goal is for all persons with intellectual disabilities to have the chance to become useful and productive citizens who See POLAR page 17B


2014 Carolina Beach Masonic Lodge #753 Winter Blood Drive February 24th Starting at 1:00PM On February 24, a Monday, the Carolina Beach Masonic Lodge #753 will sponsor their annual winter blood drive. The drive will start at 1:00 p.m. and run until 5:00 p.m. The American Red Cross will have their blood collection tables set up inside the Federal Point Lodge #753 building. The lodge is located on the corner of Harper and Fifth Street. This will be the seventh year that the local Masonic Lodge has sponsored a blood drive and, thanks to the support of the many people, civic groups, and churches in Carolina Beach, the drives

have been successful. Our 2013 summer blood drive exceeded our collection goals and we hope to continue that trend. All donors will receive a Red Cross Blood Drive t-shirt.Across the state, many fewer donors than expected gave blood during the holidays, leading the Red Cross to issue a request for donors of all blood types, especially O negative, A negative, B negative to make appointments to donate. Walk-ins are welcome to donate. But you can also make appointments by calling Mike Seigh at 910-409-1510 cell or 910-799-9954 home numbers.

Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce 2014 FREE Sunday Night Summer Movies at the Carolina Beach Lake The weather is getting warmer, the plans are being made…The Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the generous support of the Town of Carolina Beach, proudly announce this years selection for the FREE Sunday Night Movies at the Carolina Beach Lake. As always, we have selected Family-friendly movies for the enjoyment of all of our residents and tourists alike. Our FREE Movie sea-

son runs from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day weekend for a total of 15 selections for your enjoyment. We kick off the season with Disney’s FROZEN (PG-2013) on May 25th, followed by TOM & JERRY’s ROBIN HOOD and his MERRY MOUSE (PG-2012) on June 1st. The true-life adventure BIG MIRACLE (2012-PG) will be on June 8th followed on June 15th by the ever-popular See MOVIES page 9B


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Carolina Beach Weight Watchers Club Starting on Monday’s Getting ready for summer and trying to find that perfect bathing suit? Or, just simply trying to lose weight, well you have come to the right place. Welcoming to Carolina Beach is our very own Weight Watchers Club. Starting every Monday at 12:00 noon, the Weight Watchers Club will be

holding meetings at Carolina Beach Presbyterian Church. Weight Watchers new program helps you lose weight that some think could be impossible to lose, but with the help of the consultants and the leaders, they will guide you into a new body and a new you.

Attention Pleasure Island Poets! We are now accepting poems for the first annual Pleasure Island Poetry Anthology Submission Deadline: April 20, 2014. Topic: Anything related to Pleasure Island - Beach Living, Nature, History, etc. Selected

poems will be compiled into an anthology that will be published for the Summer 2014 season. We would like to have anthologies available for purchase at local businesses for a fee of $5.00 to help cover the cost of See POEM, page 9B

3rd Annual “Pets Rock” Fundraiser & Silent Auction The doctors and staff of Atlantic Animal Hospital & Pet Care Resort (AAHPCR) are hosting the 3rd Annual “Pets Rock” Fundraiser & Silent Auction benefiting Coastal Animal Rescue Effort (CARE) for New Hanover County’s homeless animals in medical need. The lively event will be held on Friday, March 21st, 7:00pm at the Terraces on Sir Tyler Drive across from Wilmington’s Mayfaire Town Center. Local television

celebrity, Frances Weller will emcee the festivities. For a $40 per person donation, guests will enjoy culinary contributions from favorite local restaurants like Szechuan 132 and Terrazzo’s, live musical entertainment by Mezza Voce, all while bidding on great items from Torri/Bell, Seagrass Salon and Day Spa, Orbita, Silver Coast Winery and many more. To sponsor or donate taxdeductible auction items, corSee PET ROCKS, page 16B

A Charity Benefit for Meals on Wheels coming up in June Presenting American Music Award Winner and MultiPlatinum Artist RANDY JONES, AKA: Original Village People Cowboy. “He is one of the most beloved entertainers and pop icons from the Disco era. The Cowboy in the Village People has captured the public imagination for decades.” He has earned 65 Gold and Platinum record certificates, toured worldwide, starred in the camp classic film, “Can’t Stop The Music”, made the cover of the Rolling Stone Magazine and in 2008, garnered a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. Randy Jones looks forward to

this event each year being that he was born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina and loves Carolina Beach so he is donating his time and talent to help out the homebound elderly! We are having a two-day event this year which will include a Disco Night at the Lazy Pirate, 701 N. Lake Park Blvd Carolina Beach where there will be a “Disco Night Meet and Greet” with a silent auction. Come dressed to impress in your disco attire. There will be prizes all night! Our sponsors will be recognized during this event beginning at 7:00 pm on Friday See MEALS, page 17B

Azalea Coast USA Dance Monthly Social Dance & Lesson March 8th Greetings! AZALEA COAST USA DANCE Monthly Social Dance & Lesson Join us Saturday March 8th for an evening of social ballroom dance and a basic group dance lesson at the New Hanover County Senior Center, 2222 S. College Rd., Wilmington, NC. Group lesson given by Verna Jordan from 6:45 to 7:30PM. No partner

necessary for the lesson. Open dancing to our own custom mix of ballroom smooth and latin music from 7:30 to 10:00PM. Admission $8 members, $10 non-members, $5 military with ID, $3 students with ID. Contact 910799-1694 or e-mail Further details at:

Cameron Art Museum News 814 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28401 • (910) 798-4370 or Find Them on Facebook

February 2014 Calender • MUSEUM HOURS - Open Tuesday thru Sunday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Thursday Open Late 10:00 am to 9:00 pm. CAM Café hours: Tuesday thru Saturday 11:00 am to 3:00 pm and Sunday

10:00 am to 3:00 pm, Thursday evening dinner, 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Reservations are appreciated and suggested: 910.777.2363. Holiday closing for Museum and See Art Museum, page 17B

UP COMING MEETINGS • Monday, March 17, 2014: Membership Meeting. 7:309:00 pm. Richard Neal, owner of the Frying Pan Light Tower will share some video clips and images of the facility over the

years as well as during the current restoration. Monday April 21, 2014: Membership Meeting. 7:309:00 pm Civil War historian, See MEETING, page 9B

Kiwanis Club 3rd Annual Spring Summer Rummage Sale The Kiwanis Club of Wilmington is conducting a Spring Rummage Sale on Saturday, March 25, 2014 from 8:00am to 2:00pm at the Brigade Boys and Girls Club, 2759 Vance Street in Wilmington. The event is free and open to the public. Shop for tools, toys, clothes, fishing gear, electronics, sporting goods, small appliances, and much more. Participants can

purchase items or sell their own by renting a space for $15.00. Those wishing to donate items for the club to sell can drop them off on Saturday, March 15 in the parking lots at Lowes Foods at Monkey Junction or BB&T at Hanover Center on Oleander Dr. from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. For information call Jamie at 352-7334 or go to

For more information on any of the Town of Kure Beach program offerings, please visit or call Town Hall at (910)458-

8216. In addition, Ocean Front Park and the Community Center are available for rent. More information is available on the website or by calling Town Hall.

Kure Beach Parks and Recreation Program Tennis Ladder Kure Beach is developing a tennis ladder. The Level of play will be 2.5 to 4.0. The format will be a 2 out of 3 sets with a ten point tiebreaker. It will be a singles format. Both players bring a can of tennis ball and the winner gets the unopened can. Play will be on any courts that both players agree. You may challenge up or down three people. Failure to accept the challenge will put the challenger in your spot and you move down one spot. The starting date will be March 15, 2014. All results

and ladder information will be posted on the Display Board near the tennis courts. Please send your name and level to Bob Fitzsimons at one of the two addresses below. The cost is just $5.00. Checks made payable to Town of Kure Beach. For more information or questions call Bob at either (910) 458-8216 or (910) 200-6025. Tell your friends about the ladder and get them to sign up also. The more the merrier! parks@townofkure, or

Kure Beach has Commemorative Opportunities on the Boardwalk

Kure Beach has commemorative opportunities on the boardwalk in the shape of a Bluefish. Each fish allows up to three lines of print. For $220, you can make a memory on the boardwalk for

loved ones, celebrate an event or advertise your business. To get your Bluefish call Town Hall at 910-458-8216 or print your order form from the Town’s website at

Community Center: 118 N. 3rd Ave • Tues and Thurs – Adult and Children Aikido class with Richard Price. Children’s classes run from 6-7 pm and adult classes from 7-9 pm. To regis-

ter, call 919-818-3046. • Thursday - Line Dance Classes with Ron Griffin from 10-11 am. Class in $1, no preregistration required.

New Session of Watercolor Wednesdays begins February 12th Attention budding artists – the next 4-week session of watercolor painting classes will begin on Wednesday, the 12th of February. These classes are taught by Kure Beach’s own award-winning International artist Ken Withrow. All classes are held at the Kure Beach Community Center with Beginner classes running from 9:30 am – 11:30 am and Intermediate classes from

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm. The cost to participate is $30 per person. Registration forms can be found on our website,, or at Town Hall. Bring your completed registration form along with your payment to the first class. For more information and a list of supplies needed, please visit our website or call Town Hall at (910) 458-8216.


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Katie B. Hines Senior Center to hold their Traditional English High Tea on March 29th The Katie B. Hines Senior Center will welcome spring with one of the year's most anticipated events, their traditional English High Tea on March 29, 2014. Come enjoy delicious tea sandwiches, scones, sweets, with various teas to please everyone's palate. So, break out your finest spring frocks and bonnets! There will be plenty of door prizes, and prizes awarded for the prettiest and funniest hats. Doors open at 3:00. Tickets are available at Katie B. Hines Senior Center and are $8.00 advance sale and $10.00 at the door. Our new acrylic paint class, on Wednesdays at 10:00, is going great. Grab a canvas and your acrylic paints and come on over. The oil painting group continues to meet on Monday and Thursday at 11:00. Exercise classes continue on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 9:00. On Mondays and Thursdays, we continue with the Stronger

Senior Exercise Program and on Wednesdays we focus on Senior Yoga. Line dance classes continue on Mondays. Join us at 3:00 for review and beginner dances and at 4:00 to learn a new dance and new people are always welcome. Knitting and crocheting group meets on Tuesdays at 1:00. If you want to learn or need help we enjoy having new faces. If you are a card player, we offer Bridge on Tuesdays at 1:00, or join the Monday or Saturday evening card groups for cards and socialization. We are always looking for new ideas for classes. If you have a skill, and would like to donate your time to teach others, whether for a long term class or a one -time only class, give us a call. We look forward to meeting you whether you live here on Pleasure Island or are just visiting for the winter. We warmly welcome everyone.

Bound to a Promise Trusting Faith When the Unthinkable Happens Mrs. Floyd, my name is Paul Howard, and I’m calling from the United States embassy in Antigua. I’m sorry, ma’am, but I need to ask, are you Bonnie Clever-Floyd, daughter of William Norman Clever? I regret to inform you that your father has been killed.” It was a cold, ordinary morning when Bonnie Floyd answered the phone call that

would change her life forever. That date—February 1, 1994, would be seared in her heart as the day her parents had been brutally murdered. “They didn’t suffer, Mrs. Floyd; they were shot in their sleep…”Stunned and despairing, Bonnie cried, “They’re dead. They’re gone…” Bound to a Promise tells the amazing true story of faith in the See PROMISE, page 9B

KURE MEMORIAL LUTHERAN CHURCH 117 North 3rd Ave, (910)458-5266 • Kure Beach, NC 28449

Let Your Light Shine Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. Matthew 5:16. “Longing for food, many are hungry. Longing for water, many still thirst. Make us your bread, broken for others, shared until all are fed. Longing for shelter, many are homeless. Longing for warmth, many are cold. Make us your building, sheltering others, walls made of living stone. Christ, be our light! Shine in our hearts, shine through the darkness. ” (from Christ Be Our Light,

Bernadette Farrell). “Faith on Tap,” young(er) adult ministry gatherings will be on February 3 and 17. Come check it out! Join us for a beverage, a bite to eat, some discussion of what’s going on in the world and in our lives today, and to wrestle with how the Bible guides us through it. Sunday Schedule 9:00 Sunday School 10:00 Worship 11:00 Fellowship Time 4:30 Youth Group Surfin’ on God’s Grace, Pastor: Dan Keck 910-4585266


Fairmormon Creates Faith-Support Website FairMormon has released a new online discussion forum titled “FairMormon Support” which is found at www.FairMormonSupport.o rg. The online forum provides an additional resource and support for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who struggle with questions and challenges to their faith. The website explains: “This site will allow for a safe place for you to explore with others the questions and challenges that confront you as you live a life of faith as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of

Latter-day Saints. We are here to help you and to support you as you seek continued participation in the Church despite questions or doubts you experience.” John Lynch, Chairman of the Board of FairMormon said, “This site is designed to give struggling members a safe place to go, along with getting views and information that’s intended to bring them back to a place where they can choose faith, and persist and even grow in their confidence in the foundational claims of the Church” Lynch added that he hopes See Faith-Support, page 16B

A WORD OF HOPE A Word of Hope: The Light Shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it. (John 1:5). During this time of preparation for Christmas, may the light and love of Jesus fill your hearts and your life! Wherever you worship, may you be surrounded by a community of faith that is full of love

and be blessed by God’s grace! God’s blessings for a Blessed Christmas season! Advent Schedule Wednesday, Dec. 18 - 7:00 p.m. Holden Evening Prayer Service. Reflection: “Light of Hope”. The calming and lovely Holden Evening Prayer Service is a See MEMORIAL, page 9B

THE ADVENT WREATH The Advent wreath displayed in our sanctuary each year (as well as in many other Christian churches) is filled with symbolism. It is traditionally a circle of evergreens (representing eternal life) with four candles spaced evenly around it. The candles can be blue or purple. Traditionally, the first candle is lit on the first Sunday of Advent and additional can-

dles are lit on the three following Sundays. The first candle is known as the Prophet Candle (sometimes, the Hope Candle) and represents the Jews’ hope for a Messiah. The second candle, the Bethlehem Candle (sometimes, the Peace Candle), recalls how Christ was humbly born in the small town of Bethlehem. See NEWS, page 16B


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UNCW NEWS Baseball Recap

Girl’s Varsity Team look to Mideastern Conference Tournamnet after wrapping up their Regular Season

• 2/14 - UNCW 5 VMI 3 Corey Dick’s two-run single in the seventh lifted UNCW past visiting VMI in the second game of the Hughes Bros. Challenge on Friday at Brooks Field. The Seahawks captured their sixth straight season opener with the late-inning victory over the Keydets. It was the season opener for both teams. UNCW senior Ricky Holden (10) earned the win with two innings of hitless relief. VMI reliever Rian Ellis was saddled with the loss to fall to 0-1. VMI’s Brandon Angus held game-high honors with three hits as the Keydets outhit the Seahawks, 9-5. Five different Seahawks accounted for all five hits. Neither starter figured in the decision despite solid outings. VMI righthander Reed Garrett allowed three unearned runs over five innings, while senior lefthander Mat Batts fanned nine and allowed three runs, two earned, over five innings. • 2/15 - UNCW 4 UK 10 Corey Dick had two hits and drove in three runs for UNCW,

but Kentucky rode a seven-run fifth inning to a 10-4 win on Saturday at Brooks Field in the Hughes Bros. Challenge. The Wildcats improved to 20 with the non-conference road win while the Seahawks evened their mark at 1-1. UK starter Chandler Shepherd (1-0) earned the win, allowing two runs on four hits and two walks while fanning four over 5.2 innings. Freshman reliever Logan Salow struck out five in 2.1 innings in his collegiate debut. UNCW junior starter Jordan Ramsey (0-1) was saddled with the loss, allowing 10 runs, only three were earned over 4.2 innings. Ka’ai Tom paced UK with three hits while A.J. Reed supplied the power with a threerun homer in the third and a RBI double in the fifth. Dick singled in the first UNCW run in a tworun sixth inning and added a bases-loaded single that scored two in the seventh. • 2/16 - UNCE 2 #1 UVA 7 Sophomore righthander Josh Sborz struck out four over six hitless innings and Derek Fisher See BASEBALL, page 17B

RUNNING NEWS Audi of the Cape Fear “Miracles In Motion” Run, Walk, & Roll 5k & 1k Race February 16 Wilmington-The Cape Fear region’s first all accessible race, The Audi of the Cape Fear “Miracles In Motion” with Olsen Farms, will take place Sunday, February 16th at 2:00 p.m. at the Brax Stadium, PPD Miracle Field at Olsen Park (5510 Olsen Park Lane, first

right after Laney High School). The race is designed using the concept of the Miracle Field itself; providing for the fun and excitement of EVERY person, using whatever ability they have, to the greatest of his or her ability without impediments. See MIRACLES, page 13B

YCC Beach Dash coming February 15th • 2/15 – Ashley 76 West Brunswick 20 – The Ladies made short work of West Brunswick during Senior Night this past Thursday Night. The Ladies opened up the game with 23 1st quarter points, while the defense held West Brunswick to 8-points. The Ladies continued to run up the scoreboard outscoring the Trojans 22-8 in the 2nd quarter giving them a 45-16 lead at the half. After halftime the Eagles showed no mercy and went on a 18-0 run throughout the 3rd quarter. In the final quarter the See Girls B-Ball, page 13B

Boy’s Varsity Basketball Team move on to the 2nd Round of the MEC Tournament BY: SHAWN R. MCKEE Staff Writer • 2/15 – Ashley 57 Laney 58 – The Eagles were solid thru 3 quarters in there game against Laney this past Friday Night, however they were missing the most important quarter. The Eagles got off to a great start in the 1st half of this game taking a 15-13 lead after the 1st quarter and extending that lead to 34-25 by halftime. However after halftime things started See Basketball, page 13B

The Wilmington Family YMCA is pleased to announce the 1st Annual YCC Beach Dash on Saturday, February 15th. Location of the race will be at Shell Island on Wrightsville Beach. This Beach Dash is a fun family friendly event for all ages! Every participant will receive a participation medal and the first 150 registrants receive a t-shirt! The YCC Beach Dash

will have six obstacles and blast stations throughout the course. The six obstacles will consist of a tunnel crawl, noodle forest, agility run, wall climb, balance beam and slide. The blast stations are full of surprises that you will run into on race day! Registration is now open on keyword: YCC Beach Dash.This event is the See DASH, page 13B

10th Annual Steve Haydu St. Patrick’s Lo Tide Run The 10th Annual Steve Haydu St. Patrick’s Lo Tide Run is back again in Carolina Beach on March 15, 2014. Early race registration is currently open through March 1 for the 5K and 10K at The cost to register early is $30 for the 5K/10K or $25 with a military or student ID. After March 1,

the cost to register increases to $35. T-shirts are only guaranteed to those who pre-register, so don’t hesitate, because this year's design will be a must have! A popular registration option is creating or joining a team, special awards are given for team spirit, size and fastest time. All proceeds from regisSee LOTIDE, page 16B

BASEBALL NEWS Pleasure Island Youth Baseball Spring Registration Now Open Spring registration is now open for Pleasure Island Youth Baseball. The league is proud to announce their new website at The site offers tons of

useful features including a message board and online poll, this week’s question is “Who is your favorite MLB team?” Once Spring season starts teams, See Baseball, page 9B

Gazette, February 19th, 2014


Weekend Games will be on Regular Schedule 6-8 Age Division - CBPD 34 Island Montessori School 11, P.I. Exercise Club 9 Lazy Pirate 24, Carolina Beach Reralty 28 Island Tackle & Hardware 10; 9-11 Age Division - Hines Senior Center 43 CB Subway 21, Nikki’s Gourmet & Sushi 26 Kure Beach Pier 11, CloudWyze 46 Mid-Atlantic Drilling 30, CB Downtown Initiative 25 El Cazador 18; 12-14 Age Division - Superior Medical 39 American Legion 30, Costco 39 Michael’s Seafood 33;1517 Age Division - CBPD W Blackburn Brothers Seafood L, Allied Pest Control 53 Hamm Hearing Aid 47;

(Pictured Above & Below): CloudWyze was able to stay undefeated after their win over Mid-Atlantic Drilling.

AREA SPORTS SCHEDULE Pleasure Island Rec. Center’s Youth Basketball FEBRUARY 20TH 6:30pm Superior Medical vs. American Legion P.I. Post 129 7:30pm Costco vs. Harbor Masters FEBRUARY 21ST 6:30pm C.B.P.D. vs. Blackburn Bros. Seafood 7:30pm Hamm Hearing Aids vs. Allied Pest Control FEBRUARY 22ND 9:00am P.I. Exercise vs. Island Tackle & Hardware 10:00am Carolina Beach Realty vs. Island Montessori School 11:00am CBPD vs. Lazy Pirate1:00pm Hines Senior Center vs. Mid Atlantic Drilling 2:00pm CB Downtown Initiative vs. Kure Beach Pier 3:00pm Nikki’s Gourmet & Sushi vs. CB Subway 4:00pm El Cazador vs. CloudWyze

6-8 YEAR OLD AGE DIVISION (Pictured Above & Below): In the 15-17 Age Division Allied Pest Control defeated Hamm Hearing Aids 53-47.

Name: Carolina Beach Realty Lazy Pirate CBPD P.I. Exercise Club Island Tackle Island Montessori

W/L 7-0 6-1 4-3 2-5 1-6 1-6

F 0 0 0 0 0 0

PTS 140 147 126 78 79 45

PA 76 81 68 110 132 144

OT 0 0 0 0 0 0

SK 7 2 1 -4 -2 -1

9-11 YEAR OLD AGE DIVISION Name: CloudWyze Hines Senior Center Niki’s Gourmet & Sushi CB Downtown Initiative El Cazador CB Subway Mid Atlantic Drilling Kure Beach Pier

W/L 7-0 5-2 5-2 4-3 3-4 2-5 2-5 0-7

F 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

PTS 232 189 168 163 139 173 160 86

PA 129 147 103 158 122 202 150 256

OT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SK 7 4 3 1 -3 -3 -1 -7

12-14 YEAR OLD AGE DIVISION BY: SHAWN R. MCKEE Staff Writer 12-14 Age Division • 6:30PM – Superior Medical vs. American Legion – Superior was able to take a 3point lead after the 1st quarter which they were able to carry into halftime after each team picked up 7-points in the 2nd quarter. After halftime both

teams stepped up the defense with American Legion able to cut a point off Superior’s lead 21-19. In the final quarter both teams started scoring with Superior outscoring American Legion 18-11 giving them the win 39-30. HIGHLIGHTS: American Legion: #15 Morgan Carpenter 14, #3 Elijah Akins 9, #13 Ryan Bailey, #4 Aiden Smith Martin, and Ben Stout See PIYL, page 19B

Name: COSTCO Michael’s Seafood American Legion 129 Superior Medical

W/L 6-0 2-4 2-4 2-4

F 0 0 0 0

PTS 252 243 208 199

PTS 194 276 209 231

OT 0 0 0 0

SK 6 -1 -2 -1

15-17 YEAR OLD AGE DIVISION Name: Blackburn Brothers Allied Pest Control CBPD Hamm Hearing Aids

W/L 5-2 4-3 4-3 0-7

F 0 0 0 0

PTS 285 317 276 212

PTS 211 280 259 294

OT 0 0 0 0

SK -1 1 2 -6

W/L = Win / Loss, F = Forfeit, PTS = Points Scored, PA = Points Allowed, OT = Overtime, and SK = Win/Loss Streak.


Gazette, February 19th, 2014

CAPT MIKE HARRISON Lucy’s Choice Bay Charters

February 17, 2014 I don’t mean to start out complaining, but Ole Man Winter has kicked my butt! I am so ready to enjoy a few days of more gentle winds, more kind temperatures, and more glorious sunshine! I’m not sayin’ that’s what we are going to get, but I am ready for it. (and I bet you are too!) While conditions have kept me from fishing the past two or three weeks I’ve spent some time “dream-fishing” and doing some fish related research on the internet. Since Flounder are mostly absent this time of year and Trout are under government restriction, (you can’t keep any Specks until June!) there’s not much other than Red Drum to amuse the hook, line & sinker crowd.

Here are a few current facts regarding Red Drum, aka Puppy Drum or Channel Bass: North Carolina regulations say you can keep only One per person, and it must measure at least 18” and no more than 27”. Since we anglers occasionally journey south in search of warmer weather and more fish, I thought I’d also look up the South Carolina laws. The Palmetto state permits up to Three fish per person that must measure at least 15” and no more than 23”. While perusing the internet for more interesting fishing information I picked up this obscure fact: If you place an adult Blue Whale end to end on a basketball court, they’ll probably cancel the game! Well, that’s what it said. Wishing you the best, Capt. Mike Harrison Lucy’s Choice Bay Charters

(Pictured Above): Remembering a fun day with Lynn Yeso and Lucy.

(Pictured Above): Remembering a special fishing trip with Capt Dennis Barbour. Thanks Dennis!

Waters close to Commercial and Recreational Spotted Seatrout Harvest MOREHEAD CITY –North Carolina will close all coastal and inland waters to commercial and recreational spotted seatrout harvest at noon Wednesday and remain closed until June 15. N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries Director Louis Daniel issued a proclamation today closing all coastal waters after

cold stun events were confirmed on Friday and Saturday in several coastal rivers, bays and creeks. Cold stun events were confirmed in the Pamlico, Alligator, Pungo, Scuppernong, Trent, Neuse and Cape Fear rivers; Chocowinity, Blounts and Chadwick bays; and Slades, Bath, Cahooque, Hancock and Spooners creeks.

Under N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission rules, the spotted seatrout season automatically closes in inland waters when it closes in adjacent coastal waters. Cold stun is a naturally occurring event. When waters cool during the winter, spotted seatrout move to deeper, warmer waters in the estuaries

and ocean. But if there is a large drop in water temperature over a short period of time, the fish may be stunned or die from it. Studies have found that cold stun events can have a significant impact on spotted seatrout populations. Under the N.C. Spotted Seatrout Fishery Management See HARVEST, page 17B

Wildlife Commission Schedules Crappie Fishing Seminar in Fayetteville RALEIGH - Due to requests from local officials, The North Carolina Department of Transportation has changed the date and location of the Ferry Toll Public Hearing in Southport. That meeting will now be held on Tuesday, February 18th in Southport

City Hall, 201 E. Moore Street from 7:00-9:00 pm. At the hearing, a formal presentation will start the meeting. Following the presentation, the meeting will be open for statements, questions, and comments. Anyone wishing to speak should register to do so

at the sign-in table prior to the presentation. Please arrive about 30 minutes early to allow time to sign in. Those who cannot attend one of the meetings may submit written comments to any time before the end of business February 28..Written com-

ments carry equal weight to verbal comments at the meetings. In 2013, the North Carolina General Assembly mandated that new ferry acquisitions be funded through Strategic Transportation Initiative funding or by revSee CRAPPIE, page 17B

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Scholarships now Available Women interested in learning outdoors skills through hands-on experiences may be eligible for scholarships through the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Becoming an OutdoorsWoman (BOW) program. Scholarships cover up to 80 percent of registration fees, which range from $10 to $225, depending on the duration and nature of the workshop. Funding assistance is provided through the Mel Porter Scholarship Fund, which is supported by contributions from previous BOW participants. The deadline for scholarship applications is two weeks prior to respective workshop dates. Preference is given to first-time participants who are full-time students, single parents of young children, and members of low-income households. Eligibility is determined by scholarship application and workshop registration. BOW is an international program for women, 18 and older, conducted in North Carolina through the Wildlife Commission. Upcoming BOW See Fly Fishing, page 16B

(Pictured Above): Scholarships are available to eligible participants interested in attending one of three Becoming an Outdoors-Woman workshops this spring, including a FlyFishing Weekend at Davidson River Campground in Brevard.

Wildlife Commission Adds No-Wake Zone Boundaries to Online Boating Map The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has added no-wake zone boundaries for all public water bodies to its online interactive Boating Access Area map. No-wake zones are areas where vessels are required to

travel at a speed that creates no appreciable wake. Although many people associate no-wake zones with coastal waters, these zones can be found on many public bodies of water across the state and at

Commission-owned or managed boat ramps. Boaters can find nowake zones on the map by zooming in on a body of water. The no-wake zones, depicted in tan, can be selected to view See NO WAKE, page 16B

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GIRL SCOUT NEWS Girl Scout Troop #867 Visits KBPD This past Saturday, February 15th Girl Scout Troop #867 visited the Kure Beach Police Department. During the tour the girls met some of the officers and the departments Chief Dennis Cooper. They went over safety topics including being mindful of the ocean while at the beach and what to do if you get lost. Girl Scouts got to explore the inside of a police vehicle and see some of the useful technologies officers See SCOUTS, page 17B

CBES PTO Bingo Returns March 21st

Carolina Beach Elementary School’s PTO is preparing for their popular BINGO Night to be held this Friday, March 21st from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. All our invited to come out and enjoy an evening of FUN and FABULOUS Prize Baskets!

Bring your appetite because the PTO will be serving up hot, fresh Pizza, Hot Dogs and Popcorn along with refreshments and Cotton Candy! All proceeds from the evening will be donated back to the school’s PTO.

Easy Ways YOU Can Support Carolina Beach Elementary If you want to find a way to do your part to support Carolina Beach Elementary School’s PTO by simply doing your everyday activities, look no further! Here are a few ways you

can do your part! Box Tops for Education and Campbell’s Soup Labels: Please cut the Box Top's for Education from your food items See SUPPORT, page 16B

Spirit Merchandise On Sale Carolina Beach Elementary School’s PTO is still selling items several items to show your school spirit! From magnets to pencils and tote bags to insulated cups there is a little something for

everyone. The new school log features the school’s mascot a starfish. The story behind the starfish is as follows: One day a man was walking along the beach See SPIRIT, page 9B

Fuzzy Peach of Carolina Beach to Host Spirit Night Feb. 20th

This Thursday, February 20th the Fuzzy Peach of Carolina Beach will host Spirit Night for Carolina Beach Elementary School. Bring out the entire family for a sweet treat while supporting your local school as a por-

tion of the evenings proceeds will benefit the school’s PTO. For more information, please check-out our website by clicking on “EVENTS”, then “PTO” on school’s website at

4th Annual Holland Hustle to be held Sunday, April 6th

Organizers of the Annual Holland Hustle ask you mark your calendars for Sunday, April 6th’s event. The race will include a 5K run/walk event and 1.2 mile fun run with race proceeds benefiting Carolina Beach Elementary School Music, Technology and Physical Education programs

in memory of CBES teachers Vickie Holland and Paula Holland. Together, the two dedicated sixty years to the school. In addition, a portion will go to help the Physical Education department. For more updates on the Holland Hustle keep your eyes peeled to the Gazette!

NHCS Announces Revised Make-Up Schedule New Hanover County Schools (NHCS) will use the following make-up schedule for the four days missed due to winter weather. These dates have been approved by the New

Hanover County Board of Education. For traditional schools and Eaton Elementary school calendars (Codington Elementary will be an exception since they

were closed an additional day to serve as an emergency shelter): • Friday, February 14, 2014 was a full instructional day instead of a half day for students.

• Friday, March 28, 2014 will be a full instructional day instead of a half day for students. • Thursday, June 12, 2014 See MAKE UP, page 17B

NHCS Announces 2014 Regional Science Fair Results More than fourteen different school districts, as well as various private schools, participated in the 2014 Regional Science Fair on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW).

This year, 75 awards and special awards were presented to the approximately 180 students who participated. Twelve projects were chosen from New Hanover County Schools (NHCS) to represent our region

at the North Carolina Science and Engineering Fair (NCSEF), which will be held March 2829, 2014 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Below are the 12 NCSEF project selections, the division winners, and the spe-

cial award winners from New Hanover County Schools. Students nominated to go to the North Carolina Science and Engineering Fair (NCSEF): NCSEF Elementary Division See SCIENCE, page 9B


Gazette, February 19th, 2014

Feel Good Flow Vinyasa Yoga Mandy Nicolau and Beth Cline are instructing an alllevel Yoga Class! During this practice, the asanas (postures) are linked together in a series of movements that are synchronized with the breath. You will not only enjoy the muscle strength, endurance, flexibility and stress reduction that all yoga has to offer but also get the added cardiovascu-

lar benefits from the continuous movements. Join Beth every Tuesday and Mandy every Thursday from 12:00 – 1:00 pm. Cost is only $6.00 per class. All participants must be Recreation Center members or pay the daily guest fee prior to attending class. For additional questions, please call the Recreation Center at 458-2977.

Carolina Beach Aerobics The class is a total body workout that combines a 30minute aerobics segment, along with a weight and abdominal workout. Please bring your own 4-6 pound dumbbells if you have them. This class is a fun and energizing way to exercise for all ages. The class is

held every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:00 - 9:00 am. Cost is $2.00 per participant. This is a great way to burn off those extra calories and stay in shape. If you have any questions, please contact the Recreation Center Staff at 458-2977.

Zumba® with Lauren Lauren Avery is teaching Zumba® classes at the Carolina Beach Recreation Center! Zumba® fuses hypnotic Latin rhythms and easyto-follow moves to create a dynamic fitness program that will blow you away. Participants achieve long-term benefits while experiencing an absolute blast in one exhilarat-

ing hour of caloric-burning, body-energizing movements. Join us Thursdays from 6:00 – 7:00 pm for Zumba® Fitness. Cost is only $5.00 per participant. All participants must be Recreation Center members or pay the daily guest fee prior to attending class. For additional information, please contact the Recreation Center at 458-2977.

Kids’ Fitness Join Kim Dalton for our new Kids’ Fitness class! Kids’ Fitness will provide children with the opportunity to engage in active play through organized cooperative games and fun activities. Classes meet every

Thursday from 4:30 – 5:30 pm. This class is perfect for participants ages 5 - 10. Check out our end of January special: cost is only $5.00 per participant! For additional information, please contact the Recreation Center at 458-2977.

Zumba Gold© This class is great for Zumba© beginners and participants that like a slower pace. Kathy Senna is instructing classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 – 10:00 am in our basketball courts. Kathy is a retired Health and Physical Education teacher with 36 years experience and a Master’s degree in Exercise Science. Zumba Gold© is a lower impact, easy-to-follow,

Latin-inspired dance fitnessparty that keeps you in the groove of life. Cost is only $6.00 per participant or you can purchase a 5-class package for only $25.00. All participants must be Recreation Center members or pay the daily guest fee prior to attending class. For additional information, please contact the Recreation Center at 458-2977.

P.I. Exercise Class is Back P.I. Exercise class is back in full swing at the Carolina Beach Recreation Center. Join Jean Martin for our low impact aerobics class. This class incorporates a warm-up, stretching, balancing, strength training, back strengthening and a cool down. Class meets

every Monday and Wednesday from 9:00 am – 10:00 am. Cost is only $1.00 per participant. All participants must be Recreation Center members or pay the daily guest fee plus the rate of the class. For additional information, please contact the Recreation Center at 458-2977.

Mini Monet’s Art Classes The Recreation Center is offering kids art class! Instructor Jennie Wenk is leading classes every Wednesday, starting September 11th, from 4:15 - 4:45 pm. Art projects are designed to promote cognitive development, encourage fine motor skills and enhance critical thinking. The lessons are created to encourage creative

expression and to supplement the NC Arts Education Curriculum. New Students can join classes at anytime and Mini Monet’s is designed for ages 3 – 12. To sign up or get more information, contact Jennie Wenk at or (910) 399 – 1708. Please visit for more information.

Join Sarah Herzog for our new Youth Class Lil’ Cooks Kitchen Join Sarah Herzog for our new Youth Cooking Class! This class is designed for all children ages 6 and up. The Mission of Lil' Cook's Kitchen is to expand a child's idea of food by emphasizing the benefits and joys of cooking fresh, colorful and nutritious vegetables, grains and proteins. At Lil' Cook's, we use the kitchen as a creative art studio to teach children how to nour-

ish their bodies from the inside out. Let your child become a kitchen artist and explore the never-ending realm of possibilities in the kitchen. This program offers opportunities for kids ages 6 and up to explore new foods and ingredients through beginner knife skills, proper food handling, introduction to the chemistry of cooking and exploration of See COOKS, page 17B

Cardio Dance Fusion with Strength Training by Jazzercise® Class Join Darlene Smithson for dance, fun and fitness with our Cardio Dance Fusion with Strength Training by Jazzercise® Class!!!! This class incorporates a warm-up, cardio dance routines, fullbody strength training workout and a cool down. We offer a low-impact or high-impact option—so all participants are welcome to attend! We offer

two different payment options: only $6.00 per class or pay just $40.00 for unlimited monthly classes! Classes are every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 8:15 am – 9:15 am. All participants must be Recreation Center members or pay the daily guest fee plus the rate of the class. For additional information, please contact the Recreation Center at 458-2977.

FREE Cardio Dance Fusion with Strength Training by Jazzercise® Join Darlene Smithson for a FREE Cardio Dance Fusion with Strength Training by Jazzercise® Class!!!! This FREE class will be on Thursday, December 19th from 8:00 – 9:00 am. All participants must be Recreation Center members or pay the daily guest fee prior to class.

This class incorporates a warmup, cardio dance routines, fullbody strength training workout and a cool down. We offer a low-impact or high-impact option—so all participants are welcome to attend! For additional information, please contact the Recreation Center at 458-2977.

Booty Camp Join Christina Dees for our class that focuses on working the booty along with an overall “total fit” and core workout. Each class is different and uses a wide variety of workout equipment: Stretchy Bands, Pilates Balls, Body Bars, Medicine Balls, Hand Weights and Balance Discs. An assortment of circuits will add mixture to your boring old workout routines! While this is a high intensity workout, exercises

can be modified to fit any fitness level. Classes take place every Tuesday from 10:00 – 11:00 am and every Wednesday from 10:45 - 11:45 am. Cost is $6.00 per person or you can purchase a 5-Class package for only $25.00! Participants must be Recreation Center members or pay the daily guest fee plus the rate of the class. For additional information, please contact the Recreation Center at 458-2977.

Power Yoga with Beth Cline Starting in January, join Beth as we offer our Sunday Power Yoga Class! This class is a flow combining breath with movement. Focus will be on core, strength building postures with isometric holds and dynamic flows. Class will meet every

Sunday from 1:30 – 2:30 pm. Cost is only $8.00 per participant. All participants must be Recreation Center members or pay the daily guest fee plus the rate of the class. For additional information, please contact the Recreation Center at 458-2977.

Introduction to Yoga Please join us for our Introduction to Yoga Class! Instructor Tamara Cairns will teach you yoga basics as you take an hour for yourself, slowing down life’s pace and learning the fundamentals of this ancient healing art. This class focuses on yoga postures, breath work and all yoga essentials are introduced and explored in a calm and nur-

turing environment. Classes are every Friday from 9:30 am - 10:30 am. Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to class beginning. Cost is $8.00 per class. All participants must be Recreation Center members or pay the daily guest fee plus the rate of the class. For more information, please contact the Recreation Center at 458-2977.

MOVIES from page 1B DESPICABLE ME 2 (PG2013). On June 22nd, we are very proud to present the highly acclaimed Disney’s SAVING MR. BANKS (PG13 – 2013) exploring the making of Mary Poppins! On June 29th, we will present MONSTERS UNIVERSITY (PG 2012) followed by our Independence Day weekend selection with this years’ NUT JOB (PG 2014). Halfway through our

summer season on July 13th, we present the greatest Turkey Movie of all time – FREE BIRDS (PG 2013) followed by Disney’s SUPER BUDDIES (G 2013) on July 20th. For our tenth selection of the season, we offer the environmental sensitive HOOT (PG 2006) on July 27th followed by this years’ popular THE LEGO MOVIE (PG 2014) on August 3rd. For all of our turtle lovers, we offer up A TURTLE

TALE’S 2: SAMMY’S ESCAPE FROM PARADISE (PG 2012) on August 10th followed by TAD THE LOST EXPLORER (PG 2012) on August 17th. This year’s Classic Night on August 24th will feature the 1961 Best Picture Acadamy Award winner WEST SIDE STORY. We closeout the season on Labor Day Weekend (August 31st) with Disney’s soon-to-be classic PLANES (PG 2013).

We are happy to offer popcorn, candy, soft drinks, cotton candy, and more for sale at the movies - and all for a reasonable price! You're welcome to bring your own food and beverages as well. Directions: Once you cross Snow's Cut Bridge the Carolina Beach Lake is approximately 1 1/4 miles on your right Movies start at dusk (around 8:45). Movies are subject to change and are weather permitting.

POEM from page 1B publishing and distribution. All proceeds will go toward the promotion, printing, and distribution of the Anthology. eFormats (such as a Kindle version) will also be explored and made available if possible. Our primary goal is to celebrate the creativity of poets on Pleasure Island. All entries for the first edition will be limited to residents or part-time residents of the Island. A panel of volunteers will make the final decision on which poems will be included based on availability of space – we will try to be as inclusive as possible. Please understand that this is a volunteer effort and that we will be learning as we go on how to best celebrate poetry on Pleasure Island. ALL OF THE

FOLLOWING INFORMATION MUST BE INCLUDED ON A COVER PAGE or EMAIL WITH YOUR SUBMISSION. Please type it and proofread it. It is very important that the information you provide us is correct. If, for any reason, you think that your email address may change in the coming months, please provide us with an alternate email so that you will be sure to receive any GOOD NEWS that we may be sending you! Your FULL NAME, Your PRIMARY EMAIL ADDRESS, Your STATE & COUNTRY LIST TITLES of the poems you are submitting (up to 2): Title 1, Title 2. PROVIDE PERMISSION FOR PLEASURE ISLAND POETRY ANTHOLOGY TO PUB-

LISH YOUR WORK IN OUR 2014 POETRY ANTHOLOGY should it be selected: I hereby give Pleasure Island Poetry Anthology permission to publish the poems I have submitted (titles listed above) should they be selected as part of the 2014 Pleasure Island Poetry Anthology. I understand that the 2014 Pleasure Island Poetry Anthology may be copyrighted in the United States by Pleasure Island Poetry Anthology as a COLLECTION OF SELECTED POETRY, and that I will retain all individual rights to my works outside of that collection. PRINT YOUR FULL NAME, SIGN YOUR FULL NAME, DATE. OPTIONAL: Your WEBSITE URL may also be included if you have one. Your website information will be

published if you provide it—so please include it if you would like that information available to readers. STAPLE your completed cover page and poems together if you are submitting via mail. Your cover page should be on top, followed by your poems. Put everything in ONE envelope, attach appropriate postage, and MAIL TO: Pleasure Island Poetry Anthology 920 Riptide Lane Carolina Beach, NC 28428. Email submissions to: Please note that by submitting your poems to us, you are giving Pleasure Island Poetry Anthology permission to publish your original poetry in our 2014 Poetry Anthology should it be chosen as a selected poem.

MEETING from page 2B Chris Fonvielle, will talk about his new book: Faces Of Fort Fisher:1861-1864. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing by Chris. Monday May 19, 2014: Membership Meeting. 7:30900 pm. Daniel Norris, publisher and author, will talk about his new book on the

iconic Boardwalk establishment, Britt’s. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing by Daniel. Monday June 17, 2014: Potluck Picnic. 6:30 – 8:30 pm Summer Potluck/Picnic. The perfect time to bring friends and prospective members. ALSO UPCOMING! Saturday, March 22, 2014 Walking Tour

of “The Sugar Loaf Line of Defense” with Dr. Chris Fonvielle 2pm-4pm. $5.00 donation requested. Limit of 25 participants. Meet at the Federal Point History Center. 1121-A N Lake Park Blvd. Carolina Beach, North Carolina. Call 910-458-0502 to reserve your place. ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE

AND OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. They are held at the Federal Point History Center, 1121-A North Lake Park Blvd. (Just south of the Carolina Beach

SPIRIT from page 7B when he noticed a boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean. Approaching the boy, he asked, “What are you doing?” The youth replied, “Throwing starfish back into the ocean. The surf is

up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them back, they’ll die.” “Son,” the man said, “don’t you realize there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfish? You can’t make a difference!” After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up anoth-

er starfish, and threw it back into the surf. Then, smiling at the man, he said…” I made a difference for that one.” Items can be purchased at the school before classes start. For more information contact Carolina Beach Elementary at (910)458-4340.

PROMISE from page 3B face of unimaginable loss. Bonnie Floyd’s father and stepmother had been living a dream life—serving as caretakers of a private tropical island and traveling the world in a sailboat. That life was cut short when three young men boarded their yacht as it was anchored off the coast of Antigua. Determined that there should be no witnesses to their theft and brutality, the assailants shot all four people on board. For several years prior to that terrible day in 1994, Bonnie and her husband, Donnie, had been seizing every opportunity to share their faith with her parents. “I had done all I knew to do to share with them. They had come a long way in their views of God. They acknowledged his hand at work in their lives and in ours, and they were never against a suggestion to pray,” Bonnie recalls. “To this day I can still see the intensity in my father’s blue eyes and the assurance on his face when he said, ‘I

promise you, if I ever get into a position where I fear for my life, I will pray, but I have never been, nor will I ever be in a position where I am not in total control.’” Within six months, Bonnie’s parents were dead. In the coming months and years, as God began to reveal what really happened that night in Antigua, Bonnie found not just the assurance that she would see her parents again in heaven, but also the power to forgive. Bound to a Promise includes the fascinating account of the Antiguan trial that brought her parents’ killers to justice, featuring some dashing Scotland Yard detectives, a criminal in search of redemption, and many other memorable characters from the island. Bonnie’s colorful descriptions of her parents’ adventures abroad and her time in Antigua lighten the mood and add a touch of travelogue to the true crime drama. In a truly inspirational twist, Bonnie arranges a meeting with one of

the confessed attackers, a man who would eventually claim her as family. As a speaker, Bonnie has shared her story with thousands of people—particularly women—across the country. Many of them can relate to the obstacles she overcame early in life. Bonnie was a young teenager when her parents divorced and her beloved father left. By the time she reached her 20s, she had grown accustomed to a feeling of abandonment. “It was obvious when people leave me, they don’t come back.” Bonnie remembers. “Every boy or man I had ever loved had broken my heart. With a track record like that, I was in desperate need for unconditional love.” Bonnie finally found the love she was looking for during her journey of faith; her daily efforts to share the promise of that love with others are the common threads woven through each chapter of Bound to a Promise and what drives Bonnie in her life today.

SCIENCE from page 7B Nomination - Nicholas Klein “Strong Magnets Are Cool”; Murrayville Elementary School Owen Deen Does Temperature Affect the Activity of Pancreatic Enzymes?”; Ogden Elementary School Jacob Rose “Keeping It Cool”; Bellamy Elementary School; NCSEF Junior Earth/Environmental Nomination Elizabeth Kinsey “Does Water Quality Affect Oyster Growth?” Murray Middle School; NCSEF Junior Te c h n o l o g y / E n g i n e e r i n g Nomination Matthew Canady “Twisted Power” Murray Middle School; Sr. Biological Science A Nomination Maya Vexler “The Effect of Natural and Synthetic Antibiotics on Topical Staphylococcus aureus, Enterobacter aero” Isaac Bear Early College High School; Senior Biological Science B to attend NCSEF Giovanni Budi “Light Absorption & Photosynthesis” Isaac Bear Early College High School; NCSEF Senior Chemistry Nomination Daniel Alfonsetti “The Effects of Varying Radiation on the Melting Rates

of H20 and Aqueous Solutions” Isaac Bear Early College High School; NCSEF Senior Earth/Environmental Nomination Michael Deaney “Flushable Products: Is it a scam?” Isaac Bear Early College High School ; Noelle Hoehn and Brooke Hoehn “Oil Collection Efficiency of Various Plastics in Ocean and River Water” Isaac Bear Early College High School; NCSEF Senior Physics Brittany Williams “Optimization of Hydrogen Fuel Cells” Laney High School; NCSEF Senior Te c h n o l o g y / E n g i n e e r i n g Nomination Aaron Johnson “Alternate Energy Synergy” Isaac Bear Early College High School. Division Winners: Elementary Division Winner Nicholas Klein “Strong Magnets Are Cool” Murrayville Elementary School; Owen Deen “Does Temperature Affect the Activity of Pancreatic Enzymes?” Ogden Elementary School; Jacob Rose “Keeping It Cool” Bellamy Elementary School; JuniorEarth/Environmental Science-

1st Place Elizabeth Kinsey “Does Water Quality Affect Oyster Growth?” Murray Middle School Junior Technology/Engineering-2nd Place; Matthew Canady “Twisted Power” Murray Middle School SeniorBiological A-1st Place; Maya Vexler “The Effect of Natural and Synthetic Antibiotics on Topical Staphylococcus aureus, Enterobacter aero” Isaac Bear Early College High School Senior-Biological B-1st Place; Giovanni Budi “Light Absorption & Photosynthesis” Isaac Bear Early College High School Senior-Biological B-3rd Place; Andrea Lamas and Ryan Gray “Measuring the Effects of Fertilizer-Enhanced Imbibition on the Acceleration of Plant Growth” Isaac Bear Early College High School SeniorChemistry-1st Place; Daniel Alfonsetti “The Effects of Varying Radiation on the Melting Rates of H20 and Aqueous Solutions” Isaac Bear Early College High School Senior Earth/Environmental Science-1st Place Countinued Next Week

Gazette, February BASEBALL from page 4B schedules, game results, and standings options will be active. Register online at or stop by the

19th, 2014 9B Carolina Beach Recreation Center located behind the Town Hall building for a hard copy. You can also find Pleasure Island Youth Baseball on Facebook!

VOLUNTEERS from page 18B about the equipment. “Tim is the greatest kind of volunteer,” said Volunteer Coordinator Dan Radley. “No job is beneath him and there is

no such thing as a bad day at the Aquarium for Tim.”

MEMORIAL, from page 3B brief and beautiful service of music, prayer and reflection. In a time of year that is often filled with very busy schedules and long to-do lists, we invite you to step into this tranquil, reflective space and prepare for Christ’s coming through worship and prayer. • Tuesday, Dec. 24 - 7:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Family Service (candlelight) and 11:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Candlelight Service • Christmas Day - Traditional Christmas Dinner - Meat will be provided; bring a side dish.

For planning purposes, call Anne (520-2710) to make a reservation or for more details. • Sunday Schedule - 9:00 Sunday School 10:00 Worship and 11:00 Fellowship Time 4:00 Youth Group Have you passed by Kure Memorial lately? If so, you may have seen the sign inviting people to write their prayers on the sidewalk with chalk. If you have a special concern or prayer and write it on the sidewalk, it will be incorporated into our Sunday prayers. You can also call the church office with special prayer concerns.

Linda Davenport of Wilmington was also recognized at the dinner for con-


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Gazette, February 19th, 2014 Basketball from page 4B going wrong. In the 3rd quarter Laney started to make there come back and cut the lead down to 8-points. In the final quarter Laney outscored the Eagles 19-10 to take the win 58-57. HIGHLIGHTS: Tyree Garthright 20, Jake Stinnett 19, Ryan Keller 13, and David Hicks 3. • 2/17 – 1st Round of the Conference Tournament Ashley 68 Laney 55 – Wanting to avoid a repeat loss to Laney the Eagles offense came out shooting and connecting picking up 25-points in the 1st quarter giving them a 25-12 lead. However Laney didn’t give up and came back in the 2nd quarter cutting the Eagles lead to 7-points 34-27. After halftime the Bucs continued to chip away at the Eagles lead knocking it down to 6-points by the end of the quarter. However the Eagles offense got back into the groove in the final quarter scoring 22-points giving the Eagles the win and

MIRACLES from page 4B The race, timed by GOTime, race management, will begin with the gun from Wilmington’s newly crowned Miss Outstanding Teen, Miss Kenzie Hansley, whose platform has been the Miracle League and Special Olympics at 2:00 on the PPD Miracle Field. The race course will utilize the paved surfaces in and around Olsen Park. At the conclusion of the race, Audi of the Cape fear will feature a photo booth for all the racers to have their picture taken, there will be prizes for the top racers from LM Restaurants and a feast of snacks from Buffalo Wild Wings along with accessible games and pick up sports provided by the students from UNCW Leadership, Special Education and Recreational Therapy. Community Partners: UCP/Easter Seals of Wilmington, Coastal Therapeutic Riding Center, Special Olympics and more will be on hand with tents to give out information to participants as well! Registration for the race is open at: Or by going to the Miracle League Website and clicking on the race link: We are so grateful for our sponsors for this event! The Audi of the Cape Fear, DASH from page 4B ending of the 2013 YCC Run Series and the beginning of the 2014 YCC Run Series. This yearlong series consists of nine events across Coastal Carolina. Seven 5ks, one 10k, and one family obstacle course. Participation is the key! The more races you run, the more the muscles burn, the faster the legs turn, the more points you earn! Take an adventure across Coastal Carolina ranging from Ocean Isle Beach, Shallotte, Wilmington, and Jacksonville to compete alongside a variety of eager athletes of all ages. Points are earned by participation and by award placement. You must participate in 2 events to compete in the series. Join us at the YCC Beach Dash for your chance to start earning points for the YCC Run Series. 2013 award winners will receive their prize at this event. If you would like more information contact Krystal Hancox at the YMCA at 251- 9622 Ext 266 or visit our website


Girls B-Ball from page 4B Eagles outscored the Trojans again 13-4 giving them the win 76-20 HIGHLIGHTS: Chyna Cotton10 for 14 from the field with 23-points, 8 rebounds, 3 assists, and 3 steals; Morgan Davis 15 Points, 15 rebounds a assist and 2 steals; Felecity Havens 17-points, 4 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals; Dana Craig 9-points, 1 assist, 3 rebounds; Kaili Rich 4-points, 3 steals, 7 rebounds; Brittany Butts 2-points, 3 steals, 2 assits and 5 rebounds; Taylor Butts 4-points, 2 assists and a rebound; Carly Higgins 2points, 1 steal and 2 rebounds; Penka Heusinkveld 1 steal, 1 assist and 1 rebound. • 2/15 – Ashley 36 Laney 38 – The Ladies Eagles were shooting for a perfect conference season with this win over Laney. These 2 teams always play a very tough defensive game and this was no exception. In the 1st quarter both teams were in the single digits with Ashley taking a 8-4 lead.

advancing them into the SemiFinals against New Hanover on Wednesday Night. The Eagles need to win the tournament to secure a ticket to the Playoffs.

HIGHLIGHTS: Tyree Garthright 21, Austin Henderson 18, Ryan Keller 16, Trey Williford 9, Jake Stinnett and David Hicks 2 points each.

Olsen Farms, Katherine McKenzie, Murchison, Taylor, and Gibson, Bayada Health, Go-Time,Cape Fear Pediatric, CBS WILM, Buffalo Wild Wings, LM Restaurants, KidsVilleNews, Sweet and Savory Staff, Sweet and Savory, Hampton Inn Landfall Park and Suites, Judy Girdard, Maxim Health, PortCityRadio,,Wilmington Treatment Center, UCP/Easter Seals of Wilmington, NHC Special Olympics, Shipman and Wright, LLP, and VIP Limo and VIP Party Bus About the Miracle League and Access Wilmington: The Grand Opening for the Brax Stadium PPD Miracle Field and the Kiwanis Miracle Playground at Olsen Park took place on Saturday, August 3, 2013 in Wilmington. The field has a special rubberized turf playing surface that enables individuals with mobility issues

to participate in a variety of different sports. Bases are inlaid to allow participants utilizing wheelchairs and other mobility devices freedom to navigate. Unlike miracle fields in other parts of the country, the Wilmington field was built to accommodate adults as well as children. Users of the field include children from special education classes, nursing home residents, veterans programs participants including Wounded Warriors and Special Olympics athletes. Adjacent to the Miracle Field is the Kiwanis Miracle Playground which is the largest accessible playground in the southeast. Earlier this year, 150 volunteers came out for playground build day. The playground was funded with a combination of Wilmington and New Hanover County bond funds, donations from the local Kiwanis Club and Wilmington Believes in Miracles campaign.

In another low scoring quarter the Eagles were able to take a 5-point advantage by halftime 30-25. After halftime the came remained close with Laney chipping another point of the Eagles lead going into the final quarter. The Eagles defense started to fall apart in the 4th quarter and the Bus were able to pick up 16-points on there way to take the win 38-36. HIGHLIGHTS: Felecity

Havens had 17-points, 4 rebounds, 4 steals, and 2 assist; Chyna Cotton was 5 for 8 with 10-points, 9 rebounds, and 2 assists; Morgan Davis 7points, 8 rebounds a steal and a block; Brittany Butts had a rebound, 3 assists, and a steal; Carly Higgins 3 rebounds and a steal; Kaili Rich 2 rebounds; Rhaven Davis a rebound; and Taylor Butts had a rebound.


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16B Gazette, February 19th, 2014 chowder-tasting (and voting) CHOWDER from page 1B the Band will conclude at 5:00 between 11:30am and 4:00pm, pm. During the Chowder Cook- but make sure to arrive early Off, enjoy live music and while the chowder is abun-

dant. Contestants will be judged for “People’s Choice” “Judges Choice” “Best Decorated” and “Most

Enthusiastic.” For more information please call the Chamber at 910-458-8434 or email at

SUPPORT from page 7B and send them to your child's classroom. We will receive money to purchase equipment for school. Visit for more information. Food Lion: Link your MVP card at Food Lion and a portion of the proceeds from your sale will be donated to our school. To register for the program ,

call 1-800-210-9569 or register online. Friends and family can register, too! Visit for more information. Harris Teeter: Link your VIC card at Harris Teeter and a portion of the proceeds from your sale will be donated to our school. Before your sale is processed you must mention your school code, 4714. Visit

ault.aspx?pageId=292 for more information. Target: Target will donate 1% of all purchases made using your Target Visa or your Target Guest Card to our school. On the Target site type in our school name. Visit rporate/page.jsp?contentId=PR D03-001811 for more information. Used or new technology

needed! CBES PTO is looking for anyone willing to donate iTouch, iPod, Kindle, or Nook devices for our students to use for educational purposes. We are a 501(c)(3) organization. A donation is tax deductible. If your child doesn’t attend school but you would like to help, you may drop off your any of the above at the front counter during regular school hours.

Faith-Support from page 3B “the FairMormon Support Forum can be a safe and trustworthy place where no question is off the table but where

the focus is always on growing to a position confidence and faith in the authenticity claims of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.”

In addition to launching FairMormon Support, FairMormon has also revised all of its websites in order to make information more accessible to those who have questions or doubts about their faith or the Church. FairMormon Support is one part of the collection of these various websites. Participants can be anonymous if they wish, to post various questions, and to join a community that has experience in dealing with tough issues and also understands the emotional struggle a trial of faith can pose. Those who want to join or to learn more can visit FairMormon FairMormon is a non-profit organization dedicated to pro-

viding well-documented, faithful answers to critical questions regarding LDS doctrine, belief and practice. Along with FairMormon Support, FairMormon also sponsors an annual conference, produces an award-winning podcast, gospel study aids and hosts the world’s largest database of faithful answers to critical questions. FairMormon can be found at and is supportive of, but not officially endorsed by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint - See more at: pressreleases. airmormon-creates-faith-support-website/#sthash. TlpWUs6x.dpuf

PET ROCKS from page 2B porate or personal gifts, or time as a volunteer, please contact Heather Blount at 910.256.2624, or visit AAHPCR located at 1808 Sir Tyler Drive in Wilmington. ABOUT CARE - Atlantic Animal Hospital formed the entirely volunteer based 501(c)(3) Coastal Animal Rescue Effort (CARE) to provide the resources to treat injured or ill homeless and rescued animals until they are well enough to be placed up for adoption. While there are many excellent non-profit groups in our community that rescue and

re-home dogs and cats, they lack the funds and facilities to treat rescued animals with serious illness or injuries. An inordinate number of animals are euthanized every year, not only because there are not enough people willing or able to adopt a rescue animal, but also due to the lack of medical care available to homeless animals. CARE’s immediate goal is to expand services to help more animals in need. This estimated $2 million endeavor includes future plans to build the first and only veterinarian run, nokill animal shelter in Eastern North Carolina.

NEWS from page 3B The third candle, the Shepherd Candle (sometimes, the Joy Candle), represents the joy of the shepherds upon learning of the birth of Jesus. This candle is sometimes pink or rose-colored. The 4th candle, the Angel Candle, recalls the Angel Gabriel’s message to

Mary that she would bear God’s child and also the angels who announced Christ’s birth. Sometimes a fifth candle is added, traditionally in the middle of the wreath, which is white and is called the Christ Candle. It is lit during the Christmas Eve service or on Christmas Day.

FLY FISHING from page 6B workshops for which scholarship money is available include: Fly-Fishing Basics, March 22, at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center, Fayetteville; FlyFishing Weekend, April 4-6, at the Davidson River Campground, Brevard; and, Becoming an OutdoorsWomanWeekend, April 11-13, at the Eastern 4-H Center, Columbia.

“Scholarships have helped women take part in rewarding, confidence-building experiences they otherwise couldn’t afford,”said BB Gillen, state BOW coordinator. “These are partial scholarships only, based on need. Recipients are asked to pay the remainder of the registration fee.” More information is available by contacting Gillen at 919-218-3638 or

LOTIDE from page 4B tration fees, sponsors and individual donors are distributed to recipients selected by the volunteer board of directors to assist local cancer victims in financial need. On March 19, 2005, the first St. Patrick’s LoTide Run was a wonderful success. Unfortunately, Steve lost his battle with cancer in May 2005, but this event lives on his name continuing to provide aid and financial support to area residents battling cancer. The recipients are New Hanover County residents diagnosed

with cancer and are without medical insurance or in financial need. All donations are tax deductible. More than $53,000 was distributed directly to sixteen recipients from the proceeds of last year’s race. The impact in their lives of getting much needed financial help from their community is worth running for. The 10th annual race would not be possible without the continued support of our amazing sponsors, the growing number of participants, and our loyal volunteers.

NO WAKE from page 6B more information about them. “This is the first time we’ve mapped no-wake zones,” said Erik Christofferson, chief of the Commission’s Division of Engineering and Lands Management. “This new feature added to the Boating Access Area map will be useful for boaters who want to know where the zones are, particularly if they’re already out on the water, using a smart phone or other mobile device.” The Commission was authorized by the N.C.General Assembly to

establish water safety rules, including no-wake zones, solely to help protect the safety of boaters on public waters. Nowake zones established by the Commission are published in the North Carolina Administrative Code. Several zones have been established by Session Laws of the General Assembly. The Commission maintains more than 240 free boating access areas on 80 public bodies of water across the state. For more information, including nowake zones in North Carolina, visit the boating page.

MAKE UP from page 7B will be a full instructional day instead of a half day for students. • Friday, June 13, 2014 will be a half day and the last day of school. • There will be no Saturday make-up day on February 22, 2014 as previously announced. • Fifteen minutes will be added to the start and end of

each school day for a total of 30 additional minutes per day, for four weeks, starting Monday, March 3, 2014, through Friday, March 28, 2014. This will add ten instructional hours back into the calendar. Early College calendars will be adjusted as needed in accordance to their college affiliation.

HARVEST from page 6B Plan, if a significant cold stun event occurs the Division of Marine Fisheries will close all spotted seatrout harvest. The intent of the closure is to allow the fish that survive the cold stun event the maximum change to spawn in this spring. Peak spawning occurs in May. Seafood dealers will have until Feb. 12 to dispose of

unfrozen spotted seatrout taken prior to the closure. For more specifics on the closure in coastal waters, see Proclamation FF-9-2014 at /proclamations. For more information, contact Chip Collier with the Division of Marine Fisheries at 910-796-7291 or

COOKS from page 8B global cuisine and food traditions. Classes will meet on Monday, February 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th. Class meets from 4:30 – 6:00 pm. Cost is $80.00 per participant for the entire month (includes 4 classes). Additional siblings receive a discount of $75.00. Pre-Registration is required. Registration forms are available on our website and at the Recreation Center.

Price includes all supplies and food. Menu: Feb 3rd = homemade “hot pockets”, Feb 10th = homemade meatballs and marinara, Feb 17th = enchiladas and Feb 24th = sushi (no raw fish). Menu may change or alter based on class attendance or ingredient availability. For additional information, please contact the Recreation Center at (910) 458-2977 or visit

BASEBALL from page 4B had two hits and two runs batted in as top-ranked Virginia topped host UNCW, 7-2, on Sunday before a Brooks Field record crowd of 3,826, at the Hughes Bros. Challenge. The Cavaliers concluded the season-opening weekend with a 21 mark while the Seahawks were 1-2. Sborz (1-0) handcuffed the Seahawks, walking three and hitting one while needing just 82 pitches on the

afternoon for the win. UNCW sophomore starter Evan Phillips (0-1) took the loss, allowing four runs, two earned, in 3.2 innings of work. Dillon Bass broke up UVA’s no-hit bid with a one-out single in the seventh inning off reliever David Rosenberger. Sophomore Joe Bertone broke up the shutout with his first career homer, a two-run shot, in the eighth inning. Matt Thaiss added two hits for the Cavaliers.

MEAL from page 2B evening. On Saturday, June 14, we board the Royal Winner Princess in Carolina Beach at 6:15 returning at 9:30 pm to Carolina Beach. Expect spectacular entertainment, back-up dancers for Mr. Jones, hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar and dancing, along with a 50/50 raffle. Tickets are $40.00. Cruise is 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm. Suggested age is 12 and up and minors must be accompanied by an adult. All proceeds go to Meals on Wheels Council Inc., and Only 225 Tickets will be SOLD! TICKET IS REQUIRED TO BOARD THE BOAT. Cash or Checks Only! Checks should be written to Meals on Wheels Council, Inc., P. O. Box 3593,

Wilmington, NC 28401. If you remember “In The Navy”, “Macho Man” and “Y.M.C.A.”, Don’t Miss the Boat! If you do, you will miss America’s favorite Disco Cowboy! The Meals on Wheels Council, Inc. welcomes your participation as a sponsor for the event. We rely on donations such as yours to continue to operate. For your donation, you will receive sponsor recognition and tickets for the cruise (based on sponsorship level). With your assistance, the Meals on Wheels Council, Inc. can continue to experience success with this event to better serve our homebound clients. For more information, you may contact 910-508-8672 fjacobs@ or 910-458-5962 or

CRAPPIE from page 6B enue-raising initiatives such as tolling, advertising, and concessions. The General Assembly also mandated that all tolling increases be requested by the regional Rural Planning Organizations (RPOs) or Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) before being approved by the Board of Transportation. In its December meeting, the Board of Transportation approved a tolling methodology which tolls routes by distance travelled and raises approximately five million dollars a year for ferry replacement. This methodology includes the establishment of tolls on the Hatteras-Ocracoke, CurrituckKnotts Island, BayviewAurora, and Cherry BranchMinnesott Beach routes, as well as increases in tolls on the

Southport-Fort Fisher, Cedar Island-Ocracoke, and Swan Quarter-Ocracoke routes. The proposed rate changes can be found on NCDOT's Ferry website. All money collected will go only toward new ferry vessels. After the public hearings, the RPOs/MPOs will decide whether to accept the toll changes For more information about the upcoming meetings, please contact Jamille Robbins, NCDOT - Human Environment Unit at (919) 707-6085 or NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who want to participate in these hearings. Anyone requiring special services should contact Jamille Robbins as soon as possible in order for arrangements to be made.

ART MUSEUM, from page 2B CAM Café: Dec. 24 & 25 and Jan. 1. NOTE: Cameron Art Museum online domain and email accounts will now be .org, so is the website address and all email will follow this same domain of .org beginning January 1, 2014. This reflects our ongoing nonprofit designation. • MUSEUM SCHOOL CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS OPEN REGISTRATION NOW: www.cameronart Sign up for 6 week classes and/or 1 to 2-Day workshops in drawing, painting, mixed media, photography, art history, copper repousse and artistic journal keeping. Beginners are always welcome to sign up! For more information contact Keith Butler at 910.395.5999 ext. 1008. • PUBLIC PROGRAMS: GROUP SINGING: Wilmington Sacred Harp Singers - Sunday Dec. 29, 2013 - NEW! 1:30 pm Instruction for beginners and 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Songbooks provided, beginners welcome! Free and open to the public, donations appreciated - Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall - Wilmington Sacred Harp Singers presents a traditional Sacred Harp Singing and invite you to join in the music. This dynamic form of a cappella social singing dates back to Colonial America, using a modern reprint of an 1844 songbook called The Sacred Harp. Sacred Harp and related shape-note styles are the oldest continuous singing traditions in the United States. Surviving as a living tradition in parts of the South, notably Georgia and Alabama, Sacred Harp music has been discovered by new generations of singers who have spread the heritage across North America and to Australia and Europe. The music is loud, vigorous and intense. It is meant to be sung, not just observed. No previous experience is necessary. Learn more about Sacred Harp singing at and this singing at . Held in collaboration with WHQR. - JAZZ @ THE CAM Series - A concert series by the Cameron Art Museum and the Cape Fear Jazz Society ( September 2013 – April 2014 from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm - 1st Thursday of each month CAM, Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall Individual: CAM/CFJS Members: $8.00 Non-members: $12.00 Students: $5.00 with valid ID The fourth season of the popular seven concert series offers a mixture of new and familiar musicians performing a range of jazz genres for your listening pleasure. Purchase seats on CAM’s webs i t e :, by phone or at the door. *Special 2nd Thursday date MIDDAY RETREAT! HOLIDAY SCHEDULE: Meet again beginning Wed., Jan. 8! Yoga and T’ai Chi at the Cameron Art Museum. Yoga: ThursdayMidday, noon to 1:00 pm, Friday, 5:30 to 6:30 pm. T’ai Chi: Wednesday-Midday, noon to 1:00 pm - Join in a soothing retreat sure to charge you up while you relax in a beautiful, comfortable setting. These sessions are ongoing and are open

to beginner and experienced part i c i p a n t s . iving CAM CAFÉ - Come sample CAM Café’s new fall lunch menu of fresh and seasonal delights 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Tuesday - Saturday, Thursday Dinner 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm and Sunday Brunch 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Stop by and enjoy drinks, appetizers, or a great meal. Every Thursday evening Chef Jessica Cabo creates specialty dishes with organic ingredients from NC farms. Reservations are appreciated and suggested: 910.777.2363. Visit to see the new lunch offerings. EXHIBITIONS at the CAM: Diane Landry: The Cadence of All Things On View thru January 12, 2014. Diane Landry (Canadian, b. 1958) is one of Canada's foremost installation artists: her work is exhibited throughout Canada, the United States and Europe. The artist employs everyday objects, sound, light and shadow in her evocative constructions. Her inspiration is the rhythms of the world. From Earth’s orbit around the sun providing cycle of seasons, to the planet’s rotation, creating the periodicity of day and night, to the very beat of the human heart, with systolic and diastolic movements of blood, existence is about the cadences of all things. Cadence includes work created 1992- 2013. CAMorganized with exhibition catalogue. Art Among Friends: Four Collections of American Art Nov. 23 thru Feb. 16, 2014. The exhibition features paintings and drawings from four private collections in North Carolina showing the evolution during 1880s1940s of painting in America. This lush exhibition includes work by John Singer Sargent, Childe Hassam, William Merritt Chase, Robert Henri, John Sloan, Milton Avery and other prominent American Impressionists and Urban Realists. Curated by Jonathan Stuhlman, Senior Curator of American, Modern, and Contemporary Art at the Mint Museum in Charlotte and organized by the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum. Cameron Art Museum Galleries Open on Thursday Evenings. Open late Thursday Evenings until 9:00 pm .CAM Members: NO COST | NonMembers: $8 | Students w/id $5, Seniors and Active Military | Children 2-12 $3. Join friends or bring the family and enjoy viewing current exhibitions in the Hughes Wing and Brown Wing each week. ABOUT THE CAMERON ART MUSEUM: Cameron Art Museum is located at the corner of South 17th Street and Independence Boulevard in Wilmington, NC. Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 am5:00 pm, Thursday: 10:00 am –9:00 pm, Museum admission is: Museum members no cost $8 Non-members $5 Students with valid student identification card, active military (with ID) and Seniors (65+) $3 Children age 2 -12 For updated information on programs, exhibitions, classes and events, visit or call 910.395.5999.

Gazette, February 19th, 2014 17B SCOUTS from page 7B official Kure Beach Police use to keep us safe. Department teddy bear. Special Following the tour, the girls thanks to the Kure Beach were awarded with a “Police Police Department for their Department Tour” patch and an hospitality! FASHION from page 1B is responsible for these Holiday Events on the Island: Light up the Lake Celebration, Christmas Parade, Holiday Flotilla, Holiday Tour of Homes and the New Year’s Celebration. This year's Fashion Show will be held on Saturday, April 5th, from 11 am to 2 pm, at the Carolina Beach American Legion Post No. 129, 1500 Bridge Barrier Road. Fashions featured will be from touché, Unique Boutique and CB Surf Shop. Lunch will be catered by Middle of the Island, and in addition there will be a Silent Auction, Raffle and a Spring Hat Contest. This year’s Show

is dedicated to Mary Lee Farlow, a long time member of the Island of Lights who recently passed away. Mary Lee always worked with the Models at the Fashion Show, and will be greatly missed. Tickets for the event will be on sale at the following businesses in Carolina Beach: Unique Boutique, CB Surf shop, and touché. The price is a $25 donation with all proceeds supporting the Island of Lights group.The ticket deadline for purchase is March 31st. Don’t forget to wear your Spring Hat! For information call Linda Cheshire at 910-617-5945. V i s i t

POLAR from page 2B are accepted and respected in their communities. The benefits of participation in Special Olympics for people with intellectual disabilities include improved physical fitness and motor skills, greater self-confidence, a more positive selfimage, friendships, and increased family support. Special Olympics athletes carry these benefits with them into their daily lives at home, in the classroom, on the job, and in the community. Families who participate become stronger as they learn a greater appreciation of their athlete's talents. Special Olympics believes that competition among those of equal

abilities is the best way to test its athletes' skills, measure their progress and inspire them to grow. Special Olympics believes that its program of sports training and competition helps our athletes become physically fit and grow mentally, socially, and spiritually. Special Olympics believes that consistent training is required to develop sports skills. The Spirit of Special Olympicsskill, courage, sharing and joy transcends boundaries of geography, nationality, political philosophy, gender, age, race or religion. For more information or to register for the 10th Annual Polar Plunge and 5K Run-N-Plunge visit or call (910)341-7253.


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Volunteers Win at Aquarium

Whale of a Weekend at Aquarium March 1 & 2

(Pictured Above): A young visitor learns about whale anatomy during the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher’s Whale of a Weekend, March 1st and March 2nd.

(Pictured Above): Volunteer Coordinator Dan Radley (l) congratulates Tim Wright (r) as the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher’s Volunteer of the Year at the annual Volunteer Appreciation and Awards Dinner. Kure Beach, N.C. —The gift of time and hard work took center stage at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher recently. The annual Volunteer Appreciation and Awards Dinner celebrated dedicated individuals who assist Aquarium operations and make a world of difference to the facility and its nearly 450,000 visitors. Tim Wright of Wilmington won the top honor of 2013 Volunteer of the Year. Wright divides his time between the Education and Dive departments. He can often be seen talking with guests from inside the Cape Fear Shoals habitat swimming with sharks and schooling during the daily dive shows. Wright also initiated a new program this year called “Meet the Diver.” After dive shows, Wright greets visitors on land still clad in his scuba gear and answers questions See Volunteers, page 9B

The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher hosts the second annual Whale of a Weekend, Saturday, March 1 and Sunday, March 2. Dive into the wonderful world of whales and dolphins through hands-on education stations to engage visitors of all ages. Explore a humpback whale's family tree. Try out a blubber glove. Join the ranks of whale superhero. Solve a mystery as a dolphin detective and much more. In addition, marine mammal

experts from around the state share their knowledge and experience. All the fun of Whale of a Weekend is free with Aquarium admission. The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher is located just south of Kure Beach, a short drive from Wilmington, on U.S. 421. The site is less than a mile from the Fort Fisher ferry terminal. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. General information: ort-fisher

Aquarium Introduces Toddler Tuesdays

(Pictured Above): Sea urchin at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Photo courtesy NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher.

(Pictured Above): Volunteer Coordinator Dan Radley (l) recognizes Linda Davenport (r) for volunteering more than 674 hours at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher in 2013. Davenport donated more of her time than any other Aquarium volunteer.

KURE BEACH – The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher introduces Toddler Tuesdays to beat the frosty February blahs. Pint-sized visitors will enjoy coloring and

crafts, as well as free play with toys and books, offered in the Freshwater Wonders from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. Little ones and their caregivers can gather to hear a fish

Gazette, February 19th, 2014 PIYBL from page 5B each had 2-points. #5 Lucas Wilson 1. Superior Medical: #12 Jarod Tanner 13, #3 Jake Ettefagh 9, #11 Josh Stewart 6, #14 Jacob Reeves 5, and #13 Thomas Blankenbeckler , #4 Jantzen Hartsell, and #1 Jake Stewart 2-points each. • 7:30PM – Costco vs. Michael’s Seafood – Costco was able to jump out to a 4point lead after the 1st quarter, however by halftime Michael’s Seafood was able to pull to within a point 17-16. After halftime Costco’s defense held Michael’s to just to baskets, while their offense scored 13 giving them a 9-point lead 3021. In the final quarter Michael’s come back was cut short and Costco was able to remain undefeated with the win 39-33. HIGHLIGHTS: Michael’s Seafood : #2 Austin Johnson 12, #10 Ethan Graves 10, #14 Tyler Tranchon 6, #11 Joseph Barker 3, and #5 Andrew Harris 2. Costco #14 Vinny Farmintino and #12 Kevin Martin 12-points, #11 Rocco Farmintino 8, #1 Bradley Plyler 4, and #13 Jacob Hardison 3. All Games next week will be played as originally scheduled and will not change since the school will not be held on Saturday. 15-17 Age Division • 6:30PM – CBPD vs. Blackburn Brothers Seafood – CBPD won this game by forfeit. • 7:30PM – Hamm Hearing Aids vs. Allied Pest Control – Hamm got of to a good start in the 1st half of this game taking a 4-point lead after the 1st quarter. In the 2nd quarter Hamm was able to keep the momentum going and jumped out to a 12-point lead by halftime after outscoring Allied 124. After halftime Allied was able to cut the deficit to 10points after outscoring Hamm 13-11 in the 3rd quarter. In the final quarter Allied stepped up their offense picking up 19points and sending the game into overtime. In the 2:00 overtime period Allied’s defense held Hamm scoreless while their offense picked up 6-points giving them the win 53-47. HIGHLIGHTS: Allied Pest Control: #4 Daniel Farriss 17, #11 Jacob Graves 9, #14 Josh Johnson 8, #1 Sean Anderson 5, #5 Luke Winslow, #2 Lucas Golonka, and #3 Nicholas Golonka 4-points each, and #10 Thomas White 2. Hamm Hearing Aids: #5 Dustin Hancock 16, #12 Ryan Hardison 10, #4 Scott Best 8, 33 Nash Best 7, and #13 Larry Davis 5. All Games next week will be played as originally scheduled and will not change since the school will not be held on Saturday. 6-8 Age Division • 9:00AM – CBPD vs. Island Montessori School – CBPD went on a 8-1 run throughout the 1st quarter of this game and by halftime they were able to extend their lead to 16-5 by halftime. After halftime CBPD continued to run up the score outscoring Island mOntessori 8-0 in the 3rd quarter and 10-6 in the 4th giving them the win 34-11. HIGHILGHTS: Island Montessori School #13 Keaton Green 7 and #14 Brian Graybush 4. • 10:00AM – PI Exercise Club vs. Lazy Pirate – After a slow 2-0 1st quarter Lazy Pirate outscored PI Exercise Club 10-2 in the 2nd quarter giving them a 12-2 halftime lead. After halftime Lazy Pirate continued to add to their lead after outscoring PI Exercise Club 4-2 in the 3rd quarter and 8-5 in the 4th quarter giving them the win 24-9. PI Exercise Club: Silas Jackson 6, #14 Chan Dozier 2, and #3 Callie Ret]itzel 1. Lazy Pirate: #14 Carter Grace 8, #10 Owen Morini and #13 Khalil Kelly 6points each, and #2 Laith Ausband and #1 Isaiah Hunter 2-points each. • 11:00AM – CB Realty vs. Island Tackle – Island Tackle got off to a good lead to start this game after going on a 4-0 lead throughout the 1st quarter.

However in the 2nd quarter CB Realty fueled by TJ Parker’s 12-points was able to take the lead 14-4 by halftime. After halftime both teams picked up 4-points keeping CB Realty’s 10-point lead going into the final quarter. In the final quarter CB Realty added 8 more points to their lead after going on a 10-2 run giving them the win 28-10. HIGHLIGHTS: CB Realty: Terrell Parker 20, #3 Cane Mehling 6, and #12 Ben Taft 2. Island Tackle & Hardware: #14 Blaine Mays 5, #5 Micah Coniglio and #10 Zane Day each had 2-points, #2 Rayne Schoonmaker 1. All Games next week will be played as originally scheduled and will not change since the school will not be held on Saturday. 9-11 Age Division • 1:00PM – Hines Senior Center vs. CB Subway – Hines Senior Center got to a good start in this game after a going on a 11-2 run in the 1st quarter. However in the 2nd quarter CB Subway was able to cut the lead back down to 5-points after outscoring 10-6. In the final half Hines Senior Center’s defense allowed just 9-points while their offense picked up 16 in the 3rd quarter and 10 in the 4th quarter. HIGHLIGHTS: Subway: #2 Harry Smith Martin 15 and #3 Jacob Baugher, #5 Jacob Gaskell, and #12 Joseph Stagner 2-points each. Hines Senior Center: 311 Nathan Hardison 13, #12 Mason Massey and #114 Cathryn Paquet 10-points each, #1 Taj Monroe 5, #2 Dominic Farmintino 3, #3 Christian Merten 2. • 2:00PM – Nikki’s Sushi vs. Kure Beach Pier – The 1st half of this game was fairly close with Nikki’s taking a 9-5 lead after the 1st quarter. By halftime Nikki’s was able to increase their lead to 6-points after a 6-4 2nd quarter. After halftime Nikki’s stepped up the defense and allowed just 2points in the 2nd half. Meanwhile their offense picked up 9 in the 3rd quarter and 2 in the 4th to take the win 26-11. HIGHLIGHTS: Nikki’s Sushi: #4 Mason Brooks 8, #2 Coleman Lamendala 7, #5 Ben Testori and #13 Sam Martin 4points each, and #3 Kyler Schoonmaker, #11 Colin Neal, and #1 Nic Lamendola 1-point each. Kure Beach Pier: #5 Owen Davies 6, #12 Alex Natalicchio, and #1 Chad Fleshman 2-points each and #11 Maddox Greene 1. • 3:00PM – CloudWyze vs. Mid-Atlantic Drilling – CloudWyze broke this game wide open after the 1st quarter after going on a 15-2 run. However in the 2nd quarter Mid-Atlantic Drilling went on a 13-5 run putting them within 5-points by halftime 20-15. After halftime Mid Atlantic Drilling again outscored CloudWyze 13-5 giving them a 3-point lead going into the final quarter. In the final quarter Cloudwyze stepped up the defense and the offense allowing just 2-points to be scored while picking up 21-points and the win 46-30. HIGHLIGHTS: CloudWyze: #3 Trey Johnson 19, #12 Robbie Helmus 14, #10 Neil Sims 9, and #1 Brady Spratley 4.


20B Gazette, February 19th, 2014 DJ Tommy Gunn for spinning DANCE from page 1B off. 1st place girls: Madalena the latest and best tracks. Anderson, 2nd place: Sydney We would also like to thank Fairley, 1st place Boys: Coby our very own Parks and Rec. Clayton, 2nd place Boys: Tosh Committee members for all of Whitley. We would like to send their help and continued a big shout out and thank you to support!

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The Gazette Celebrates a 36 Year Family Tradition

(Pictured Above): The Island Gazette is located at 1108 Bennet Lane Suite F in Carolina Beach. We can be reached by calling (910)458-8156, you can find the Gazette online at and on Facebook! To email the editor, Willard Killough use, any other email can be sent to Office hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00am until 4:00pm and Wednesday and Friday from 9:00am until 4:00pm closing for lunch each day from Noon to 1:00pm.

(Pictured Above): Since 1978 The Island Gazette has been Published by Roger and Beattie McKee. By: Jasmine K. McKee Staff Writer On the second day of February, 1978, the first issue of the Island Gazette rolled off the presses, beginning a thirty six-year tradition of local coverage and community involvement. In a garage on Hamlet Avenue, the Island Gazette was born, risen from a small printing company and magazine, Carolina Coast. Publisher Beattie McKee, along with her husband Roger, started the magazine in 1975. After several years of publishing the magazine, the McKee’s were approached about turning their publication into a full-fledged newspaper. Political unrest was at its peak in the late 70’s, and there was a real need to get the news out and that is just what the McKee’s did. “It’s always been a circus, no matter who’s in office,” McKee said of the local political scene that she would start to cover more in depth. “A lot of people would say we were stirring up trouble. But we didn’t make it up. They

made the news, we report it.” From that time forward, various public officials have been charged with everything from fraud, to embezzlement, to destroying political signs. Early front pages included such events as a 421-pound lemon shark being caught off the Kure Beach Pier. According to a July, 1978 issue, Stanley Seawell, of Robbins, NC, walked the length of the pier, coaxing the shark to shore. But, seemingly more often than not, the front page was graced with a doozy of a story about the latest political faux pas. As the paper became more established, it grew to include local fishing news, a steady stream of letters to the editor, numerous local tidbits, and, of course, the stinging editorials. And it was more often the editorials that drew the most attention, as the McKee’s scolded politicians for not doing their jobs, and took sides on local issues. In a May 17, 1979 editorial, McKee wrote, “We fully intend to continue printing our columns regardless of the presSee Island Gazette, page 5C

(Pictured Above): The Island Gazette’s website is (Below): The Newspaper gets printed every Wednesday.


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The Checkered Church can help in Brightening up the Home

(Pictured Above): The Checkered Church Gift Shop is at 800 St. Joseph St., for details call 910-458-0211. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Visit online at to see more of the gifts available at the store. You can follow on Facebook or email By: Candace Lookingbill Staff Writer Tired of winter? Thinking about spring? To help in brightening up you condo or beach house, stop in at the Checkered Church Gift Shop to check out

the new beach-themed items that Kathie Winseck has to offer. There are new indoor and outdoor pillows, lamps, night lights, table runners and placemats to choose from. The shop offers a variety of items for your own home décor. Winseck will help you find that perfect

gift or memento that you are looking for. She also has new Yankee Candles, Reserved, the candles have a sophisticated fragrance like teakwood and driftwood, they are in a heavy tumbler. The scents have the man in See Checkered, page 5C

Go Automotive works Hard to get you into a Vehicle

Artful Living Group is Open During Road Construction

(Pictured Above): Artful Living Group is at 112 Cape Fear Blvd, Carolina Beach. For details about classes, events and details, call 910-458-7822 or email at info@artfulliving For the monthly events or their online store visit the website at and you can like them on Facebook. By: Candace Lookingbill Staff Writer Artful Living Group is the island’s largest art gallery and retail store with more than 250 artists’ works. The first Thursday of the month is when the gallery holds an exhibit reception where you can meet the featured artist of the month from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Mykel‘s latest exhibit, Sojourner, is See ARTFUL, page 6C

SlapDash holding a T-Shirt fundraiser to help FPHPS SlapDash Publishing is owned and operated by Daniel Norris and has been in business since 2006. He publishes coffee table books and other media. Graphic design, web design, photography and video production are some of the services he has to offer. His two Carolina Beach books were a big hit a few years back and are still in print. Carolina Beach, NC Images and Icons of a Bygone Era, Vol. 1 and Carolina Beach, NC - Friends and Neighbors Remembered, Vol. 2. Norris is also a member of Federal Point Historical Preservation Society, and the society is working on a cookbook for release around May

(Pictured Above): Go Automotive is at 6401 Carolina Beach Road in Wilmington and are open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. For details, call 910-399-8068. Visit their website at WILMINGTON – Go Automotive Used Cars and Trucks is located near Ashley High School and Masonboro Commons shopping center and offers an excellent choice of quality vehicles, many with factory warranty at a competitive price. They offer extended coverage plans as well to protect your investment that range for 90 days to 6 years. They also have access to new Toyota, GMC, Buick and Chevrolet vehicles at their franchise stores in Clinton. Go Automotive is a women-owned See H&R, page 5C

Affordable Home Repair & Remodeling We are a small company geared towards helping home owners accomplish their needs. In today’s economy it is hard to save money especially when your home needs unexpected attention such as hot water tanks that start leaking with no warning or toilets that keep running for no reason. Or you just have a project that needs to be done.We offer the following services: Home

Inspections, Violation work correction, electrical work from outlets to service panels, Plumbing from the faucet to the drain, sewer drain clean out, Carpentry, drywall, plaster holes patch and repair, painting, masonry, tuck pointing, bathroom remodel, kitchen remodel, sump pumps installed and serviced. Any Electrical ot Plumbing fixture in your home that may

need to be repaired or replaced. Hot Water Tanks, Light Fixtures, Faucets, Drain Lines, Supply Lines… Our goal is to help those in need get the job done at affordable prices with quality work. Especially since our economy is affecting all of us we are there to help… We offer emergency service 24/7. Call John at (910)216-0781 Office or (216)333-3585 Cell.

2014. So he is offering his services as a volunteer to get this book to market. To facilitate this project, he has started a simple fundraiser that will produce T-shirts with the new company logo on it.

All profits will benefit FPHPS and assist in the production of the cookbook. Visit to view and order the shirt, the cost is $25. Norris lives in See SlapDash, page 5C

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Quality care for your pets provided by Pleasure Island Animal Hospital

(Pictured Above): Pleasure Island Animal Hospital is at 1140 N. Lake Park Blvd., Suite J, Carolina Beach. For details or to make an appointment, call 910-458-5800. The hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and closed on Sundays. Visit for more info and for specials and rebates that is being offered. By: Candace Lookingbill Staff Writer Dr. Ked Cottrell has practiced veterinary medicine in Carolina Beach since 2004. He opened the Pleasure Island Animal Hospital in December of 2011 in order to continue to provide care for the pets in the area. Pleasure Island Animal Hospital is a full service veteri-

nary hospital. Dr. Cottrell and his veterinary team provide wellness exams, vaccinations, microchips, dental care, parasite testing and other diagnostic services for your pet. It is important to make sure your pets are vaccinated and be on heartworm medicine to help in the prevention of GI parasites. It is also important to get your pet a yearly physical See ANIMAL, page 4C


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Tips for Sensitive Teeth If you’ve ever suffered from sensitive teeth, you know how painful a sip of coffee or a bite of ice cream can be to your mouth. This type of sensitivity can prevent a person from enjoying some of their favorite foods, and who wants that?! If you feel your nerves causing pain while eating something hot or cold, then the layer beneath the surface known as dentin has most likely become exposed. This happens as a result of the enamel (hard outer See BOZART, page 5C

Renata Conde, Family Nurse Practitioner, Joins Cape Fear Cancer Specialists NHRMC Physician Group WILMINGTON, NC - Cape Fear Cancer Specialists, part of the NHRMC Physician Group, is pleased to announce that Renata Conde, FNP, has recently joined the practice. Her experience includes the assessment, diagnosis and management of treatment for the oncology patient. Conde received both her master’s degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner and her bachelor’s degree in Nursing from State University of New York in Utica, NY. She most recently was employed as a Family Nurse Practitioner for a private oncology practice in Utica, and has experience in clinical and classroom instruction with a focus on psychiatric and medical/surgical nursing. Cape Fear Cancer

Specialists is welcoming patients in its offices at 1520 Physicians Dr., Building O, in Wilmington; at 509 Olde Waterford Way, Suite 302, in Leland, and they also care for patients at the NHRMC Zimmer Cancer Center at 2131 S. 17th St. in Wilmington. The practice provides comprehensive, compassionate care in a private setting and specializes in the treatment of tumors, cancer and blood diseases. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 910.343.0447. The NHRMC Physician Group is committed to providing the highest quality health care to residents of southeastern North Carolina. With more than See NURSE, page 5C

Advanced Laser Cataract and Lens Implant Surgery Now Available at NHRMC WILMINGTON – Patients who suffer from cataracts now have access to a new technology at New Hanover Regional Medical Center that can restore vision without the use of a surgical blade. This new laser system allows surgeons to more quickly and accurately break up the cataract and replace the lens using the precision of a laser. For patients, the greater precision can mean less pain and better vision after surgery. Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss in people over the age of 55. Cataracts occur when there is a buildup of protein in the lens, making it cloudy, causing blurred vision and negatively impacting the patient’s quality of life. The LenSx® Femtosecond is an image-guided surgical laser which allows surgeons to pre-

cisely break up the protein buildup and remove the clouded lens, a process that was previously done manually. Once the clouded lens is removed, surgeons use another new technology, the ORA System®, to take precise measurements of the eye, enabling them to select and implant the appropriate replacement lens right away. Without this technology, patients and their physicians have to wait weeks before determining vision results. “We are very pleased to offer this breakthrough new technology to our patients at NHRMC,” said ophthalmologist Alan Brown, MD. “The inside of the eye is fragile. This laser technology is gentler on the eye, which can reduce recovery time for the patients, See LASER, page 5C

What You Should Know about Bad Breath Raleigh N.C. – Watch TV any night of the week and you’ll see commercials for products that promise to eliminate bad breath. It’s a common and embarrassing condition, but there are remedies. “Whether you call it bad breath or halitosis, it’s unpleasant and can be caused by a number of sources that you and your dentist can address and

treat,” says Dr. Rex Card, a Raleigh, N.C. dentist. “Mouthwash will only mask the odor temporarily,” says Dr. Card. “Mouthwashes are mostly cosmetic and do not have a long-lasting effect on bad breath. If you must constantly use a breath freshener to hide unpleasant mouth odor, see your dentist.” See BREATH, page 5C

ANIMAL from page 3C exam; medicines cannot be distributed without one. It also allows the veterinarian the chance to examine for any underlying problems that you as owner are not aware of, like a heart murmur, enlarged lymph nodes, or something that is not apparent to the eye. Dr. Cottrell feels your pet’s health regimen should be tailored with the pet’s lifestyle and your lifestyle. A pet that exercises a lot would not need some things that a pet which does not exercise would need. Nutrition is also important for your pet, if you need to place your pet on a special diet visit a store that specializes in pet food and sit and consult with someone that is informative on an animal’s diet. Some other services that Pleasure Island Animal Hospital provides are an inhouse pharmacy, pain relief and management for your pet, allergy testing, senior wellness care and limited boarding. Remember, fleas are constant here in this area, so, it is important to keep your pet on tick and flea preventatives. They have also started carrying a new product, NexGard, which is a beef flavored chewable for flea and tick control, call them for more information. Another important thing that you should invest in for your pet is microchipping. If during

a hurricane or bad weather and you get separated from your pet, this is the ideal way to get reunited with your pet. It is around $50 to have done, but that is nothing compared to losing your pet and not being able to locate it. It is also important to socialize your pet. If you work or are going to be gone all day, instead of leaving your pet home alone, try a doggie day care. Your pet is socializing, exercising and it is important for your dog to feel as if it is part of a pack. Socializing is important especially for a younger dog. It makes for a happy pet. Dr. Ked Cottrell has been practicing in the local area since graduating from Purdue University Veterinary School in 2002, and is a resident of Carolina Beach. The veterinarian team provides compassionate care for all the animals that come through their doors. Pleasure Island Animal Hospital is at 1140 N. Lake Park Blvd., Suite J, Carolina Beach. For details or to make an appointment, call 910-4585800. The hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and closed on Sundays. Visit the website at for more information and for specials and rebates that is being offered. Follow them on Facebook.

GO AUTO from page 2C business that offers superior customer service with a smile, and work hard to get customers of any credit situation in a vehicle. The car buying process often seems intimidating and lengthy, but at Go they make your experience an easy and exciting one. Go also has an easy consignment program that takes the hard work of selling a car as an individual. They advertise through many sources and have had great success helping people sell their cars fast. Be sure to take advantage of their giveaways on Facebook. They also offer a referral

program, tell your friends to let them know that you sent them there, and if they end up purchasing a vehicle you will receive $100. Go Automotive is a member of the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce and sponsors of Ashley High Athletics, and enjoy helping the community any chance they can. Come by and let them show you the Go difference! Go Automotive is at 6401 Carolina Beach Road in Wilmington and are open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. For details, call 910-399-8068. Visit their website at

CHECKERED from page 2C mind. The Christmas Corner is available year-round with eclectic ornaments. There is a little bit of everything for everyone. This is a place you do not want to miss; you can find that unique gift for that someone special on your gift list. The Checkered Church

Gift Shop is at 800 St. Joseph St., for details call 910-4580211. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. Visit online at to see more of the gifts available at the store. You can follow on Facebook or email

Gazette, February SeaCoast Realty, Subway, Citgo, Microtel, Sea Merchants, Carolina Beach Fishing Pier, Surfside Motor Lodge, Fat Pelican, Majik Beanz, Kate’s Pancake House. (Kure Beach) Post Office, Kure Beach Fishing pier, and Citgo. (Fort Fisher) Fort Fisher Trading Post and Fort Fisher Air Base. An always popular feature in the Island Gazette to both readers and local businesses is the Business Section “C”. Each week the cover features a new or established business under the “Spotlight on Business” feature. The Spotlight on Coastal Cuisine color feature gives bar and restaurant owners an opportunity to introduce their selves, These stories are a free feature for advertisers who sign a 6 month contract. Stories are put on a first come first serve basis

19th, 2014 5C and are printed on the online edition as well. The Island Gazette takes pride in offering affordable rates with special attention to detail with personal treatment to help boost your business within Southeastern New Hanover County. The Island Gazette is located at 1108 Bennet Lane Suite F in Carolina Beach. We can be reached by calling (910)4588156, you can find the Gazette online at and on Facebook! To email the editor, Willard Killough use, any other email can be sent to Office hours are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00am until 4:00pm and Wednesday and Friday from 9:00am until 4:00pm closing for lunch each day from Noon to 1:00pm.

for Dr. Chris Fonvielle, professor at University of North Carolina Wilmington under the local history imprint - NC Starburst Press. You can find

other Slapdash titles in local bookstores including the Island Book Shop and Island Tackle on Lake Park Boulevard. He is also working on two

new titles which are outlined at the top of his website at and expect those to be released before this Christmas.

NURSE from page 4C 150 providers in both primary care and specialty fields, the NHRMC Physician Group's doctors can focus on providing the best medical care to their patients while benefiting from the shared resources of New

Hanover Regional Medical Center. This progressive healthcare partnership means access to some of medicine's best technologies, treatments and specialists is readily available when needed. Services provided include urology, oncology,

cardiology, neurology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, psychiatry, urgent care, women’s health, pediatric specialties, gastroenterology including endoscopy services, and care for hospitalized patients provided by a team of hospitalists. To

better serve patients' needs, NHRMC Physician Group practices are located throughout southeastern North Carolina. Visit for a complete list of New Hanover Regional Medical Center physicians.

LASER from page 2C and allows us to offer more precise treatment.” With this laser-enabled technique, cataract procedures take less time and create less pain during surgery. Other patient benefits include more precise and refined visual outcomes, increased safety, astigmatism correction, and customized treatment tailored specifically

to each patient’s eye. “Most bladeless cataract and lens implant patients are amazed at their results,” said Katherine Ochsner, MD, opthamologist at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. “One of the most striking results to my patients is that they didn’t realize that they weren’t seeing colors very well prior to surgery. Shortly after the laser sur-

gery, many of them say they feel like they are seeing things for the first time in years.” The following ophthalmologists currently perform laser cataract surgery at NHRMC: • Alan Brown, MD • Brian Groat, MD • Laura Harris, MD • Dax Hawkins, MD • Darrell Hester, MD • Katherine Ochsner, MD

• Matej Polomsky, MD For more information on the surgical services available at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, click here. The LenSx® Femtosecond laser and ORA System® technology are available to patients at NHRMC at no additional facility cost.

BREATH from page 4C Dr. Card cites a number of possible causes of bad breath, including food, dry mouth, tobacco and medical conditions. “What we eat affects the air we exhale,” says Dr. Card, “and onions and garlic and sometimes dairy products are among the worst offenders. If you don’t floss and brush every day, particles of food can remain in the mouth collecting bacteria that can cause bad breath. Dieters may develop unpleasant breath from infrequent eating.” “Dry mouth occurs when the flow of saliva decreases. It can be caused by some medications, salivary gland problems or continuously breathing through the mouth,” says Dr.

Card. “Without enough saliva, food particles are not washed away.” He/she adds that dentists can prescribe an artificial saliva or suggest using sugarless candy or increasing fluid intake to alleviate the problem. Using tobacco can cause bad breath. “In addition to staining your teeth and leading to other health issues, smoking or using other tobacco products can add to bad breath problems. Tobacco also reduces the ability to taste, irritates gums, and raises the risk of developing oral cancer. Best to ask your dentist how to kick the habit.” Sometimes, there are underlying medical conditions that can cause bad breath. “Sinus or lung infections, bronchitis, diabetes, and some liver or kidney

diseases may be associated with bad breath,” says Dr. Card. “If you’re worried about what’s causing your bad breath consult with your dentist. Regular oral checkups can help detect problems such as gum disease or dry mouth or look for signs of a medical disorder that might be causing the problem. If your dentist determines that your mouth is healthy, you may be referred to your primary care physician,” says Dr. Card. “The main remedy in most cases is to maintain good oral hygiene, eliminating gum disease and scheduling regular professional cleanings. These are essential to reducing bad breath,” advises Dr. Card. “Brush twice a day and clean between your teeth daily with

floss. Brush your tongue, too. If you wear dentures, be sure to remove them at night and clean them thoroughly before replacing them the next morning.” Additional information about bad breath can be found by visiting or The N.C. Dental Society represents 3,600 dentists throughout North Carolina. The NCDS encourages improvement of the oral health of the public, promotes the art and science of dentistry, sustains high standards of professional competence and practice, and represents the interests of the members of the dental profession and the public which it serves.

BOZART from page 4C covering above the tooth) above the gum line and cementum on the root becoming worn away. It exposes microscopic tubes in the dentin that lead straight into the nerve of the tooth. Once this has worn away, biting into foods that are hot, cold, sweet, or acidic, can cause wrenching pain. Causes of Sensitive Teeth: Where to Point the Blame Gum Recession - If you don’t have your teeth cleaned regularly, then plaque and tartar can build up on your teeth. This

results in a bacteria buildup that then releases toxins which cause your gum line to become infected and therefore recede. Grinding - When you grind your teeth, they tend to spread and crack over time, thus exposing the dentin at the gum line. If you are prone to grind, you may want to purchase a mouth guard and wear it while you sleep. If you grind during the day, learn to stop the behavior in its tracks and tooth sensitivity can be prevented. Chewing gum can also be a great gateway to help with

daily grinding. Harsh Brushing - Be careful how much pressure you apply when you brush, and also make sure that your toothbrush isn’t too stiff, because this can also help to expose the dentin at the gum line. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush, and regardless of how it looks after three months, get in the habit of replacing it. Whitening - Many times whitening your teeth can cause them to become sensitive, at least at the time of whitening. Even worse, over whitening can cause them to be sensitive

for days or even weeks on top of doing potential damage to your gums. Preventative Measures There are a few things that you can do to heal and prevent sensitive teeth: 1. Choose a toothpaste for “sensitive” teeth. These types of toothpastes contain potassium nitrate or strontium chloride, which will help to fill the dentinal tubules and prevent painful stimulants, like ice water, from hitting the nerve. However, results will not be immediate. Be patient, as it can take two or three weeks for these pastes to begin working. 2. If you have silver fillings, ask your dentist about using a new filler of a different type of material. Silver fillings are poor insulators, especially if they are deep. And lastly, if your sensitive tooth problem is persistent or unbearable, ask your dentist about forming a barrier for your teeth with one of a range of coatings, such as fluoride, which does a great job of reducing sensitivity Office - (910) 392-9101 Web - Facebook

Island Gazette from page 1C sure, threats, vicious attacks or any other type of harassment that we may receive from any town official.” It wasn’t just politicians that would object to some of the views discussed in the paper, as the Gazette took a strong stand on – and got heavily involved in – ridding the Island of the landfill located on Dow Road. In the Summer of ’79, over 400 people crammed into the aquarium’s auditorium to voice concerns over the facility. Subsequently that landfill was shut down. And the political bickering has remained a constant through it all, with dirty campaigns and divided boards. There have probably been more 3-2 votes recorded on this Island than in any other municipalities in the democratic world. The paper has been threatened with law suites on several occasions, and staff members have been physically threatened once or twice. Fast forward 36 years and the Island Gazette has blossomed into a 3-4 section newspaper still featuring all the news fit to print with a full time staff of only 4 people. We circulate

over 10,000 papers during the summer season and receive even more hits on our website The weekly publication Covers: Local, regional and state news and/or events. Local school (Carolina Beach Elementary, Murray Middle, Ashley High, UNCW, CFCC schools), sporting, real estate, health, church and senior news and/or events, and any other information that affects the residents in our area. The Island Gazette is available for .50¢ in one of its (25) racks. We also give FREE complimentary papers to advertisers and high traffic areas. Racks are conveniently located in the following locations: (Downtown) Post office, New Hanover County Court House, Kingoffs Jewelers, Citgo on Red Cross Street, Corner of Second & Princess Street, Village Market. (Wilmington) Oleander and Monkey Junctions Post offices, Masonboro Commons Food Lion, Wal-Mart at Monkey Junction and Scotchman across from Ashley High School. (Carolina Beach) Post Office, Food Lion, Barrier Island Restaurant, all (3) Scotchman locations, Coldwell Banker

SLAPDASH from page 2C Carolina Beach and is active in the community. You can follow Slapdash Publishing on Facebook. He also publishes

6C Gazette, February 19th, 2014 ics. They hold wine tastings on VEGGIE from page 7C offer CSA boxes year round. Tuesdays and beer tastings on Organic spinach and salad mix Thursdays from 5 – 7 p.m. and are not available at this time everything is locally produced due to the freezing tempera- and carefully hand-picked. tures, but they have found some The Veggie Wagon is at 608 new vegetables to include in S. Lake Park Blvd. Carolina the boxes. These deliveries are Beach. For details, call 910on Thursday and they ask that 805-3014. Visit them online at all orders are in by Wednesday at noon. Just go to the website Follow them on Facebook and to place your orders. you can find out what is going You will also find baked on their store, what great foods goods, cheeses, eggs, coffee, that is coming straight from dressings, sauces, dry rubs and their kitchen, what Henry may seasonings, jams, jellies, meats, be up to and they share some milk, pasta, pickled products, great information. The store is salsas, herbs, healthy snacks in open year round, seven days a additional to produce. They week, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. make their own ice cream and Monday through Saturday and also offer candles and aromat- noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.

OLDE SALTY’S from page 8C out and three feet of sand was throughout the building the Olde Salty’s Restaurant is still standing and ready to serve residents and visitors of Carolina Beach. Come in and try the signature burger, the Olde Salty Burger it is served with grilled onions and peppers with two cheeses on Ciabatta bread. Some seafood sandwiches that are offered are flounder or catfish, shrimp or oyster, crab cake or grilled yellow fin tuna. Sandwiches are served with fries, chips or you can substitute for onion rings for an additional amount. A sign of a Southern-style restaurant is when fried green tomatoes are offered on the menu, and they are, as an appetizer or as a side dish. Other appetizers that you can choose

ARTFUL from page 2C being featured during February. As the title implies, this collection is a melding of Mykel’s life-journey and, for him, showing this work at Artful Living Group is like a homecoming. His show features more than 30 “wurks” of lyrical abstractions. The watercolor paintings in the Sojourner exhibit are rich in color with lyrical imagery from the many places Mykel has traveled both physically and spiritually. And, yes, Artful Living Group is open during the construction on

Cape Fear Boulevard, so please continue to support them. You are able to get to the gallery by going to Harper Avenue and then Canal Drive to Cape Fear Boulevard. Artful Living Group is at 112 Cape Fear Blvd, Carolina Beach. For details about classes, events and details, call 910458-7822 or email at For the monthly events or their online store visit the website at and you can like them on Facebook.

from are crab dip that is served with grilled bread, calamari stixs, frog legs and jalapeno poppers. There is a great selection of seafood, from fried catfish, grilled salmon steak to steamed crab legs. The dinners are served with two side dishes. She hand cuts the rib eyes and pork chops there. The Blue Plate Special is a dinner that is under $10 and is a choice of fried seafood served with fries and slaw. There is soft shell crabs lightly breaded and fried golden brown and with a choice of two side dishes for $14.75. Armes says, “If I won’t eat it, I won’t serve it.” She prides herself with serving food that looks and tastes good and she says it has to be fresh. And, do not be surprised if there is a new item added to the menu.

The full service bar has all ABC permits and offers beer, a great selection of wine along with a variety of alcohol, ready for your favorite drink or cocktail. Olde Salty’s is at 3 Boardwalk, Carolina Beach and is opens at 11:30 a.m. For details, call 910-458-8090.

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Veggie Wagon holding wine sale

By: Candace Lookingbill Staff Writer The Veggie Wagon is holding a winter wine sale; they are offering 20 percent off of the different varieties of wine in the store in an effort to make room for spring arrivals. Additionally for the month of February, The Veggie Wagon is offering 50 percent off all of the wine gadgets, gizmos and more. Also, the beer selection is growing they have just added five taps. They continue to See VEGGIE, page 6C

(Pictured Above): The Veggie Wagon is at 608 S. Lake Park Blvd. Carolina Beach. For details, call 910-805-3014. Visit them online at Follow them on Facebook and you can find out what is going on their store, what great foods that is coming straight from their kitchen, what Henry may be up to and they share some great information. The store is open year round, seven days a week, from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday.


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Olde Salty’s has a new look for ‘A Little on the Side’

(Pictured Above): Olde Salty’s is at 3 Boardwalk, Carolina Beach and is opens at 11:30 a.m. For details, call 910-458-8090. By: Candace Lookingbill Staff Writer Olde Salty’s Restaurant is open seven days for lunch and dinner. Owner, Brenda Armes, offers lunch specials, beer and drinks specials daily. You need to stop in and see what she has to offer. Her lunch specials are $6 and that is certain sandwiches off the menu with fries or chips, and if you want you can switch the fries

and chips for a salad. There is a new look for Olde Salty’s “A Little on the Side” the late night bar and game room that is open from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. They have placed in new flooring and additional game room. Come on out for bowling tournament or trivia nights. Olde Salty’s also hosts The Cape Fear Shag Club Sunday nights between 5 and 8 p.m. Even through hurricanes of the past, when the walls were See Olde Salty’s, page 6C

Island Gazette February 19th, 2014  
Island Gazette February 19th, 2014  

The Island Gazette Newspaper. February 19th, 2014 edition. Serving New Hanover County. Established 1978. PO Box 183, Carolina Beach, NC 2842...