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Freeman Park Hatteras Ramp Finished Early; Ready For Holiday

The new Hatteras Ramp at the entrance to Freeman Park was completed over the weekend ahead of schedule. The new wooden ramp will help avoid traffic congestion traditionally encountered when vehicles get stuck in the sand within the narrow corridor causing long lines of vehicles to form.



CAROLINA BEACH - Installation of a wooden Hatteras Ramp at the entrance of Freeman Park in Carolina Beach

has finished early. The park was originally closed from April 7th to the 16th to permit installation of the ramp in sections that were prebuilt before delivery. The park reopened Saturday April 12th. Weather conditions

were favorable throughout the project and crews moved quickly to finish up. Freeman Park is historically extremely busy during the Easter holiday weekend if the

See Ramp, page 8-A


KURE BEACH - The Kure Beach Town Council once again took up the issue of seismic air-gun testing in the Atlantic Ocean for off-shore oil and natural gas exploration at their April 15th, meeting. Council previously voted 3 to 2 giving Mayor Dean Lambeth permission to send a letter to Washington supporting

See Seismic, page 2-A

18th Annual Chowder Cook-Off Draws Crowds For Sun, Fun & Food

The 18th Annual Pleasure Island Chowder Cook-Off brought out the crowds Saturday April 12th at the Carolina Beach Lake for some fun in the sun and a wide selection of chowders cooked up by area restaurants. See page 1-B for more...

Planning Commission Favors RV Parks In Highway Business District |


CAROLINA BEACH - The Carolina Beach Planning and Zoning Commission voted at their April 10th meeting to recommend the Town Council approve of a request to amend the Town's zoning ordinance to permit RV Parks in the Highway Business District along Lake Park Blvd. The Town Council will consider the request following a public hearing scheduled for their May 13th meeting. The Planning Commission considered a request at their Thursday March 13th meeting to permit Recreational Vehicle

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(RV) Parks in the Highway Business District along the Town's main artery Lake Park Blvd. According to Town Senior Planner Jeremy Hardison, Mr. Troy Slaughter is requesting the Town to amend the zoning ordinance to create an allowance for Travel Trailer Parks in the Highway Business (HB) zoning district. Slaughter represents an existing RV park on North Lake Park Blvd. Hardison explained, "Currently the Travel Trailer Park use is listed in our table of permitted uses, but it is not allowed in any zoning district within the Town of Carolina Beach. Travel Trailer Parks were allowed in Marina Business MB-1 and Business B-2 (equivalent of Highway

Business HB) until August 14, 2001." Hardison explained that during the discussion at the Planning and Zoning meeting that occurred in June 2001 there were several concerns discussed about travel trailer parks. They include: The Travel Trailer Park will: 1. Put a strain on the infrastructure of the town (water and sewer, trash pick-up); 2. Not attract businesses substantial to the growth of the town; 3. Not add tax dollars to Carolina Beach, no additional jobs will be created from this business and; 4. Result in a reduction of tax

See RV Parks, page 8-A

April 15th Lunar Eclipse Many people opposed the Town expressing support earlier this year saying the tests will harm marine life and the environment.

Council Settles Lawsuit With Former Oceanfront Park Contractor |


KURE BEACH - The Kure Beach Town Council emerged from closed session at their April 15th, meeting and announced a decision to settle an

ongoing lawsuit with Integrity Builders LLC concerning construction of an ocean front park. According to a release issued by the Town at the meeting, "The Kure Beach Town Council, after much thought and consideration, has decided to settle the lawsuit filed against

the Town by the former Ocean Front Park project contractor, Integrity Builders, LLC." According to the Town, during construction of the park certain claims and disputes arose between the Town and the

See Kure Beach, page 8-A

Photo of total lunar eclipse taken by John Gregory on April 15th, 2014. If you missed it, don't worry, there will be another on October 8th, 2014. Then again on April 4th, 2015 and September 28th, 2015.



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Editorial: RV Parks In The Highway Business District WILLARD KILLOUGH III | ByManaging Editor

The Carolina Beach Planning and Zoning Commission recently recommended the Town Council consider approving a change to the zoning ordinance to permit Recreational Vehicle (RV) Parks in the Highway Business District along Lake Park Blvd (Highway 421). New parks would have to get a conditional use permit and meet specific cri-

teria for design and buffering from adjacent uses. (See report on page 1-A). The Council will consider the change at their May 13th, meeting at Town Hall. RV's are not cheap. They are for many people a luxury vacation get-away or roaming home in their retirement years. Many cost well over $100,000 (or much more depending on size and features). The issue isn't whether or not RV's are good or bad. I

think we can all agree that a nice new shiny RV is anything other than a good thing. The issue is location and the best use of commercial property along our primary commercial corridor in Carolina Beach. Would it be more desirable to see an RV Park or a new grocery store or shopping center with restaurants and shops? The latter of the two equals higher property values and generates more property tax revenue, jobs and sales tax revenues

than an RV Park. If we are to allow RV Parks to become the default plan-B for property owners that don't think they can successfully build a commercial development, then how will that affect adjacent property values for owners that will have to advertise "Excellent views of the RV Park" from their newly constructed office building or hotel? See Editorial, page 8-A

Highway Patrol Announces Operation Slow Down 2014 RALEIGH, N.C. : April 11th, 2014 - The Highway Patrol announced that it is kicking off its annual Operation Slow Down 2014 campaign to catch excessive speeders on North Carolina’s highways.

Operation Slow Down, which began on Monday, April 14 and ends on Sunday, April 20, was created in an effort to reduce traffic collisions across the state. The campaign will be con-

ducted in combination with the Governor's Highway Safety Program’s No Need to Speed campaign. Speed remains the leading cause of traffic collisions and fatalities in North Carolina and

across the country. Last year, the Highway Patrol investigated 815 fatal collisions on North Carolina highways statewide. See Slow, page 6-A

NC's February County and Area Employment Figures Released RALEIGH, N.C. : April 9th, 2014 - Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in 95 of North Carolina’s counties in February, increased in four and remained the same in one. All 14 of the

State’s metro areas experienced rate decreases. Graham County had the highest unemployment rate at 13.8 percent while Orange County had the lowest at 4.4 percent. Among the Metro ar-

eas, Rocky Mount at 9.6 percent experienced the highest rate and Durham-Chapel Hill at 5.0 percent had the lowest. The February not seasonally adjusted statewide rate was 6.6 percent.

When compared to the same month last year, not seasonally adjusted unemployment rates decreased in all 100 counties.


exclusion further stymies jobs and revenue growth opportunities for our communities. Thus, we are also asking you to allow Atlantic OCS leasing before 2017. We are all strong and vocal supporters of protecting our environment and will work with all parties involved to ensure that both our shoreline and marine life are protected during the seismic testing process." The letter explained, "However, many experts and studies have shown that this testing can be conducted in an environmentally safe manner. Seismic analyses are highly regulated and carefully managed by the operator to avoid impacting marine mammals, with on-board personnel who specialize in wildlife protection. Furthermore, allowing the long-awaited testing to go forward, coupled with an inclusion of the Atlantic in the next five-year program, will provide us with the needed information to better assess the potential revenue and jobs impact that offshore exploration will bring to our respective states and communities." The letter stated, "We appreciate your consideration and once again ask BOEM to expeditiously approve seismic studies and allow leasing in the Atlantic OCS before 2017. We must begin generating jobs and revenue opportunities to rejuvenate the economies under our jurisdictions." The letter was signed by Lambeth as Mayor of Kure Beach with the additional line, "I am pleased to add my name to the above letter." According to, "Seismic airguns are used to find oil and gas deep underneath the ocean floor. Airguns are so loud that they disturb, injure or kill marine life, harm 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. On Monday January 6th, Lambeth explained, "If we don't get money in here to help fund beach nourishment it will have to come from increased property taxes for citizens and then everyone will be screaming." He said North Carolina needs

to support energy exploration and, "If North Carolina doesn't, then Virginia will do it and drill sideways for it." Lambeth said, "It will bring monies into the coastal economies and the hope would be that some of those revenues would generate taxes to help fund beach nourishment projects." He said the last nourishment project totaled around $4 million dollars and funding was an obstacle. He said, "We will need a million dollars in the bank the next time to cover our local share of the project." Following the April 15th, meeting Randy Sturgill, Campaign Organizer at Oceana, explained, "Today, the Kure Beach Town Council failed to adopt a resolution opposing the use of controversial seismic airguns, which are currently being considered to look for oil and gas deposits deep below the ocean floor in an area twice the size of California, stretching from Delaware to Florida." "We are very disappointed that the Kure Beach town council failed to adopt this important resolution," said Sturgill. "It is clear that Mayor Lambeth and some of his council members are putting Big Oil ahead of their constituents. Councilmember Swearingen has the support of her community, and we applaud her for her leadership—it is clear that Kure Beach residents do not want to turn their coastline into a blast zone." Council member Swearingen had the resolution opposing seismic testing placed on the agenda for the April 15th, meeting. Sturgill explained, "According to the Department of the Interior (DOI), these dynamite-like blasts are expected to injure and possibly kill 138,500 marine mammals like dolphins and whales along the East Coast and disturb the necessary activities of millions more. One species of particular concern is the North Atlantic right whale, the rarest large whale species, of which there are only approximately 500 left worldwide." He explained, "Seismic airgun blasting would threaten the health of ocean ecosystems and the resources they provide to coastal communities like Kure Beach,” Sturgill continued. “In North Carolina alone, the GDP from oceanbased tourism and recreation is approximately $983 million. Between tourism, recreation, and commercial and recreational fishing, the ocean supports over 56,000 jobs for hard-working North Carolinians. The Kure Beach town council missed a major opportunity to protect the

health of its community and economy today." Sturgill said following the release of the federal government’s final proposal in late February, six coastal towns have passed local resolutions opposing their use (Cocoa Beach, FL, Carolina Beach, NC, Caswell Beach, NC, Nags Head, NC, Bradley Beach, NJ and Red Bank, NJ.) 110 local elected officials and 155 conservation and animal welfare organizations have joined the mounting opposition against seismic airgun use along the East Coast, with more expected to join the effort in the coming weeks. Recently, more than 100 scientists called on President Obama and his administration to wait on new acoustic guidelines for marine mammals, which are currently in development by the National Marine Fisheries Service. These guidelines are 15 years in the making and aim to provide a better understanding of how marine mammals are impacted by varying levels of manmade sound as well as demonstrate the measures that are needed to protect them. Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and eight additional U.S. Senators also sent a letter to DOI Secretary Sally Jewell urging her to hold off on issuing this administrative decision until all of the best available science, including these new acoustic guidelines, can be incorporated. The Carolina Beach Town Council recently adopted a resolution opposing seismic airgun testing at their February 11th meeting. The entire Council attended to the January Kure Beach Council meeting and witnessed the public outcry opposing Mayor Lambeth's letter. At the April 15th meeting, Mayor Dean Lambeth and Council members Craig Bloszinsky and Steve Pagley voted against a motion by Swearingen to adopt a resolution opposing seismic testing. Swearingen and Councilman David Heglar voted in favor of the resolution. Commissioner Heglar said he is against seismic testing and voted for the resolution but, "Last month I said we shouldn't be voting on this. I still think we shouldn't be voting on this but since we have now we are going to be in the paper again for yet another stupid thing. I'll tell all of you, I tried to get this off of the agenda because I knew... this is exactly how it was going to go." One resident said the Council isn't listening to their citizens who they should represent. Heglar said he had one person call him on the issue.

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seismic testing for off-shore oil and natural gas drilling. That resulted in unprecedented levels of public outcry opposing that position. 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 Mayor signed a letter written by America's Energy Forum - a group sponsored by the American Petroleum Institute that describes its mission as, "a non-partisan community of concerned citizens committed to two goals – achieving energy security for our country, and holding our elected officials more accountable in shaping energy policies." The letter sent in December was addressed to Tommy Beaudreau of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) in Washington D.C. The letter stated, "The downturn in the economy negatively impacted the economic situation in our region, and we are still in recovery. As coastal elected officials we are also addressing other serious issues such as flood insurance, beach re-nourishment and diversifying our economies so we can grow vibrant, economically healthy communities. One potential opportunity to create jobs and revenue for our communities is offshore oil and natural gas exploration." The letter stated, "Studies show that development of offshore resources could create a significant number of well paying jobs for our communities as well as generate revenue for critical infrastructure projects. However, the seismic data, which could determine the offshore potential, is more than 30 years old and needs to be updated so that everyone involved can make sound business and policy decisions. Therefore, we are writing to urge you to move the process forward to approve permits for seismic studies so that we can begin the long overdue process of improving our energy and economic security." The letter stated, "Furthermore, we understand that companies are prohibited from conducting any exploration and production activities in the Atlantic because the Atlantic Offshore Continental Shelf is not in the government's current "Five-Year Program for 2012 to 2017." Its

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can't fill 20,000 square feet of commercial space now. I just can't do it." Commissioner Ked Cottrell said "Trailer Parks" is an image issue and if you talk to people in the industry, they are not "Trailer Parks". He said, "They are not called camping parks or trailer parks. They are called RV resorts and these resorts now come with concrete pads, fire pits, asphalt roads, bathhouses with shower and laundry facilities. Most of them nowadays have kiddy areas... little stores and sell amenities. These guys driving these pushers are pushing big money down the road and my opinion is I think it’s a good place for us to go as a Town." Cottrell said he would like to have more research on establishing standards for RV parks such as the size of concrete pads and other aspects. The commission met with the applicant to discuss standards at a March 27th workshop meeting. The amendment language proposed at the April 10th meeting was composed based on feedback from the Planning Commission and the public at their March 27th, workshop. Recreational Vehicle (RV) Parks would have to be a minimum of 1.5 acres in size and have a minimum of 24 feet between each site utility pedestal. The setbacks for the Highway Business District shall apply from the recreational vehicle and shall be measured from the individual vehicle site. In addition, any portion of the recreational vehicle park that is adjacent to a residential district shall have a minimum setback of 20 feet. Each individual RV site shall be located a minimum distance of 10 feet from any amenity or facility. RV's shall be limited to a vehicle which is: (a) Designed to be self-propelled or permanently towable by a light duty truck, (b) Has self-contained temporary living quarters that have sleeping, cooking and sanitation facilities designed for recreational, camping and traveling. For access, no individual RV site shall be accessed from a public street. No more than two driveway cuts shall be located on a right of way that is associated with a RV park. In no instance shall any point of a driveway cut be within one hundred feet of another driveway cut to be measured along the right of way. All interior roadways shall be at least 20 feet in width for two-way traffic and at least 15 feet in width

for one-way traffic. A fifty-five degree turning radius shall be required on all curves and entrances and exits. All interior streets shall begin/end on a public road. For landscaping, a landscaping buffer will be required. Additionally, a 6 foot fence with a minimum 80% opacity shall be provided on any side of a RV Park adjacent to a residential zoning district. In no instance shall the street yard buffer be waived except for approved driveway cuts. Each RV site within a park shall have electrical, water and sewer hookups. A dumpster of at least two cubic yards shall be provided for every 10 Recreational Vehicles that can be accommodated by the park. For RV Parks, amenities may be provided on site for services that enhance the quality of the recreational vehicle park such as; caretakers dwelling, bathhouse, swimming pools, volleyball courts, or some other amenity. Recreational Vehicles shall not be located at a site for more than 180 days within a calendar year. The operator of an RV Park will have to keep logs of vehicle information that can be inspected by the Town at any time. RV Parks will be defined as "A land use designed to accommodate transient visitors wishing to visit Carolina Beach. These facilities shall in no way accommodate permanent residents to live in a recreational vehicle park. Parks would be permitted as a conditional use requiring review by the Planning Commission and final approval by the Town Council for each park. Commissioner Greg Reynolds commented at the April 10th, meeting, "We want to make sure there is enough teeth in this that we get what we want. We want the outside appearance to be conducive to the Town, nice appearance. We are not seeing a bunch of vehicles. The fact that the street yard cannot be changed. 80% opacity fence for residential districts. That's not cheap. You are talking about pretty much a lot of landscaping. For protecting the public interest I think we have created something with teeth but left the business owner the capacity to make things work. I think the acre and a half will turn out to be a fairly small park once you put that in there." He said a friend of his just spent $122,000 on an RV and RV Parks are not like they use to be. He said, "Those are people with expendable income that I'm not sure is a detriment to the Town."

The Planning Commission voted unanimously to recommend Council approve of the rezoning request at their May 13th, meeting with a change recommended by Mr. Slaughter to increase the minimum width of individual RV vehicle sites to 30' feet to avoid a congested look within the park. Going Back To 2001: This isn't the first time this issue has come up. Back in June of 2001 the issue came before the Planning and Zoning Commission when a property owner applied to open an RV Park adjacent to the existing Winner RV Park. Ultimately the Planning Commission voted to recommend Council deny the request and to remove RV Parks as a permitted use in the zoning ordinance. "No Travel Parks on 421" was the general feeling among residents and business owners during the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting held Thursday night June 28th, 2001. The negative reactions from the public were in direct response to an application filed with the Town of Carolina Beach to obtain a conditional use permit to open a new Travel Park, to be located on Highway 421 just North of the existing Winner Travel Park. That request was submitted by property owner Allen Masterson. As the Planning Commission heard recommendations from Planning Director Jane Daughtridge, they felt uninformed based on the information provided by the applicant. During the public hearing several residents and business owners spoke about the request. Joe Coen, owner of the Sterling Craft Mall and Chairman of the Revitalization Steering Committee for Carolina Beach stated his view saying, "I urge you not to vote for rezoning. Route 421 is the heart of our business district. It says a lot to the people who drive down that road. It's a high traffic area, do you really want more RV's on that road, turning into there. You talk about image setting, a tent area in front and a RV area in the back. Do you really want the tourists and locals to see that?" Coen continued, "How many tourists brochures have you seen that portray RV's within them? We the Revitalization Committee have researched the area. One of the things that people want is more entertainment. I don't think one of the things that people want is more camping. They want upscale retail shopping, restaurants and entertainment. Do you think

this is going to add to these items of the publics' and tourists’ interest? We already have an RV Park, I wish we didn't have it and neither does the owner, who will turn that into a nice upscale shopping area if he's smart. I live in Kure Beach and own property in Kure Beach, so do these people... I am not discriminating against them, but I don't think you should put an RV Park in the heart of the business district." A representative of the Discovery Learning Center located behind the Island Tackle and Hardware on North Lake Park Blvd, stated, "Me and my wife live in Kure Beach and operate the Discovery Day Care. Our enrollment will be around 79 kids when we open. My wife has spent over three years looking for an appropriate location for the center. An RV park will lesson the value of our property, pose safety concerns, and lesson the chance that parents will bring their kids to our center. Looking at the plans, we can easily imagine these large RV's using our parking lot as a turnaround. We are asking you to rule against having an RV Park across from us." During that same June 2001 Planning Commission meeting, Nicole Slaughter, representing Winner Enterprises, the company that owners the Winner Travel Park on Highway 421 stated, "It does not offer additional tax dollar revenue, nor does it allow for additional jobs in Carolina Beach. We don't feel that our park is the best possible use of the land and hope to remove it in the near future. Given the Winner Enterprises insight to RV parks, we believe that it is not in the best interest of the Town. There is no tax benefit. The dollars spent by someone staying in an RV park is zero, self-sufficient. It will lesson property values just because of the type of clientele that it attracts.

The property that is proposed is part residential. I think that the project is not good for the Town. It will increase use of water and sewer and put a burden on the infrastructure there as well as the increased use of police resources. We have had to call the police down to our park at times to get people removed. This project does not add additional jobs like restaurants and shopping does. Because it would discourage the types of long term residents and repeat business that we want to attract and it would not help in attracting major hotel projects." Mrs. Slaughter continued, "We need to ask ourselves why we don't have a national chain down here looking back at past planning. If you allow this project then where does it stop. You will be on a slippery slope. What is in the best interest of the Town? It adds no jobs, puts a burden on the infrastructure of the Town water and sewer and police." The Planning Commission unanimously voted in June 2001 to recommend Council deny the application to permit a park at 607 and 609 North Lake Park Blvd and to change to zoning ordinance to eliminate permitting Travel Parks in the Highway Business District. At an August 14th, 2001 meeting of the Town Council, Troy Slaughter spoke to the Council stating that within the next five years the Winner RV Park would no longer be there and that it would be replaced with another commercial use that better suits the area. Slaughter, who was also on the Planning Commission at the time stated, "I am in support of proposal to remove the travel parks item from the permitted use list. I did not vote at the P&Z meeting due to my position but would like to state my opinion and support on the issue."

contractor over the quality of the work being performed. On December 30, 2011, the Town Council terminated the contract with Integrity Builders. The surety bonding company that provided a performance bond for Integrity Builders agreed to take over and complete the project. According to the release, "In March of 2012, Integrity Builders filed a suit against the Town alleging various breaches of contract and warranties by the Town that resulted in the contractor being wrongfully terminated. To defend itself, the Town Council authorized counterclaims to be filed against Integrity Builders. The parties engaged in extensive and expensive discovery before agreeing to participate in a mediated settlement conference. Before this mediation, Integrity Builders made it clear that if a

settlement was not reached, it intended to add Engineering Services, Lisle Architecture & Design, and David Lisle, individually, as parties to the lawsuit. These are firms the Town also had contracts with regarding construction of the park. These firms also participated in the mediation and in the resulting settlement." According to the Town, the mediated settlement conference and subsequent negotiations resulted in a settlement of all disputed issues and claims without an admission of wrongdoing or liability by any party. As part of this settlement, the Town Council agreed to remit payment of $160,000." In a release issued at the meeting it stated, "The Town Council regrets that the citizens and the good name of the Town have been involved in this lawsuit. The Council's goal throughout this project was to obtain a well built, quality product that everyone would be proud of. The Town Council is

very proud of the Ocean Front Park as it stands today and believes it to be a true asset and gathering place for the community. Thousands have enjoyed the park since it opened in April 2013 and future generations will continue to enjoy this wonderful public space on the ocean front." In December 2011, Council terminated the contract with the original contractor and negotiated with the insurance bonding company to select a new contractor to resume work. In a press release issued Tuesday April 3, 2012 it stated, "The Kure Beach Town Council voted in a special meeting on Thursday, March 29, 2012 to accept a takeover agreement with The Gray Casualty and Surety Company of Metairie, Louisiana (bonding company) to complete construction of the Ocean Front Park project and is waiting final signature from the bonding company.” As part of the takeover agreement, the bonding company

hired Landmark Corporation of Johnston City, Tennessee as the completion contractor. Landmark Corporation is licensed in 48 states and was experienced in finishing projects where there has been a change of contractor. Existing unacceptable work on the site was removed and rebuilt. The project consisted of an open-air pavilion for concerts and other events, a public restroom, small playground for tots, walking path, swings and benches. The park site is located at 105 Atlantic Ave in the heart of the Town and across the street from the ocean. Also as part of the project, the boardwalk from K to L Avenue was replaced and four wooden platforms extend from the boardwalk towards the dunes. The platforms have swings for viewing the ocean. A fifth platform is for an ADA conforming viewing area. The original contractor, Wayne Laws - Integrity Builders LLC - explained in 2011 there were issues with the project and

he modified the plans. Because he didn't request change orders from the Town, he would be responsible for the cost of repairs. He said of the concrete finisher, "It's not the best finish job I've ever seen. He is willing to do whatever he needs to do to take care of it. Ponding is also his fault." He said other modifications such as the height of concrete at restroom entrances had to be changed. The Council discussed alternative solutions but after multiple meetings, no resolution was reached. In addition to other issues, the Town claimed the concrete poured for the pavilion was uneven and would cause ponding of rainwater. They took issue with the quality of workmanship on the wooden boardwalk and crossovers. Later on Integrity Builders filed a lawsuit. They alleged breach of contract, breach of expressed and implied warranties, breach of implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing and seeking in excess of $10,000 for

each claim, interest and cost of the action and attorney's fees. At a meeting in 2011, Wayne Laws said, "I need better communication. I don't feel I'm getting the feedback I need to help me build this building. There are a lot of things that aren't working. I put myself at risk - obviously I'm going to take care of this problem - but I put myself at risk by not following the plans to make sure this works. I'm not going to do that from now on. You need to communicate because I'm not going to deviate from the plans at all." Laws said he chose to alter the plans to address certain issues and said the plans were not entirely up to code. The Town pointed out in previous meetings that a clause in the contract with Laws said deviation from the plans would be his responsibility if the Town did not approve permission before making changes. The project was completed and a grand opening was held Friday, April 26, 2013.



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And once that cat is out of the bag, people will come clawing at the Planning Department seeking amendments to allow for RV and Boat storage in the Highway Business District. Because if the RV Parks don't look bad, why not a storage yard? Then people will seek to allow parks in other districts. For example and hypothetically speaking, there's land large enough across from Town Hall under the current proposal.

weather is warm and sunny. Freeman Park, located beyond the end of Canal Drive on the Northern End of Pleasure Island, is largely outside of the Town's jurisdiction. They have authority to manage the area as a park. That was granted to them by the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners some years ago. There is a fee charged for vehicle access to drive on the beachfront with-

in the park. The Town, by it's own admission, doesn't charge people to walk into the park. They can only charge for four-wheel drive vehicle access. The entrance to Freeman Park is narrow with two lanes of traffic for vehicles entering and leaving the beach. During periods of dry weather the sand becomes soft and can lead to vehicles becoming stuck in those lanes causing long lines of traffic to backup within the park and on Canal Drive until a tow truck can arrive to pull a vehicle free. Installing a wooden

Hatteras ramp within that narrow corridor would allow vehicles to move more freely and avoid timely traffic backups. According to Town Manager Michael Cramer, at the January 14th, Council meeting, the Council elected to decline a grant and proceed with construction of the ramp with Town funds during the off season and complete the project prior to Memorial Day. The town received three informal bids and awarded the service contract to the lowest responsive bidder, which was

Lumina Builders, Inc. at a cost of $118,700.00. At the February 11th, 2014 Council meeting, council approved the budget adjustment moving $120,000 from the General Fund Fund Balance to the project account for the Hatteras Ramp. A purchase order was cut and contracts have been executed. The original schedule called for closing the park from April 7th to the 16th in order to reopen the park before the busy Easter Holiday weekend when traffic is traditionally high. People must pay a fee to

drive into the park. Cramer explained earlier this week, "On behalf of the Mayor and Town Council we want to congratulate Lumina Builders and Town Staff for their exhaustive efforts in expediting the construction in anticipation of one of the town’s busiest holiday weekend."

RV Parks From page 1-A values for the surrounding properties. Hardison explained, "It was also discussed that a Travel Trailer Park would not the best use of the land for a commercially zoned area (i.e. HB zoning district). The consensus was a travel park would be better suited in the "I" (industrial) or "C" (conservation) district. The motion by the Planning and Zoning Board passed unanimously to deny both the rezoning and travel park. Town Council agreed with Planning and Zoning and motioned unanimously to remove the land use." He explained, "There is currently one Travel Trailer Park in the town limits owned by the applicant located at the corner of Lake Park Blvd and Goldsboro Ave. The Travel Trailer Park is currently located in two different zones, HB and R-1." He explained, "In September 2009 the applicant [Troy Slaughter] applied for a text amendment to rezone approximately 2 acres of land from R-1 to the HB zoning district on the corner of Goldsboro and Lake Park Blvd N. and requested to change the ordinance to allow for Travel Trailer Parks in the Highway Business zoning district. The Technical Review Committee reviewed the items, but the applicant pulled both request before the October 2009 Planning and Zoning Committee meeting. In May of 2012 the applicant had the same plan and applied to rezone the entire park to HB and was denied by Town Council to expand the HB in the R-1 residential district" along Goldsboro Avenue. Slaughter said the request is not unique to his property, but anyone could come in and put in a park if the amendment was approved. He said Recreational Vehicles are not inexpensive and the Winner RV Park, "Has been there for decades and decades. My grandfather had it for a long time and then when he passed I took over the management of it all and we have very few problems there. If we have problems, they are gone. I get rid of them." He said, "It's a very quiet place, we want it that way." Some people stay for a couple of weeks or all summer. Slaughter said, "I would love nothing more than to put 20,000 square feet of commercial space right there. That was my plan. And then the world changed. I

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18th Annual Pleasure Island Chowder CookOff is a Huge Success

Pleasure Island Chamber “Business After Hours”

(Pictured Above): Winner’s of the People’s Choice Award went to Havanna’s. Everyone liked Charlie’s Chwoder!

(Pictured Above): Gibby’s Dock & Dine took 1st Runner’s Up and Best Decorated Booth. Carolina Beach, NC – They came, they tasted, they boogied the afternoon away! The Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce held the 18th Annual Pleasure Island

Chowder Cook-Off this past Saturday, April 12, 2013 at the Carolina Beach Lake. A record-setting crowd got to enjoy delicious chowder See CHOWDER, page 22B

Cape Fear Crop Mob Gives Back to Kure Beach Grower Volunteers will aid community leader & educator, regain ground on her tomato growing & education project April 13th – Kure Beach, NC – The Cape Fear Crop Mob will commence in the backyard of Kure Beach grower, Sarah Daughtridge. Volunteers will come together, Sunday, April 13th, 9AM-3PM to aid Sarah of "Big Maters in My

Backyard," regain ground on her long time tomato-growing project. Participants will spend the day putting their hands in the dirt to help return Sarah’s growing project to its former glory. Through her growing, Sarah aims to preserve the

goodness of heirloom plant varieties and educate folks in our community. By leveraging the power of a community dedicated to helping growers achieve otherwise unattainable goals, this See GROWER, page 9B

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 antholo-

gies available for purchase at local businesses for a fee of $5.00 to help cover the cost of publishing and distribution. All proceeds will go toward the See POETS, page 16B

Post 129 to Host Red Cross Blood Drive April 21st The American Legion Post 129 will host a American Red Cross Community Blood Drive Monday April 21st from 2:00pm until 6:30pm. Eligible donors are encouraged to

donate as blood supplies can become low during the Spring season. Inclement weather and seasonal illnesses mean fewer donations, yet the need remains. Someone in the United States

needs blood every two seconds and a single blood donation can save as many as three lives, according to the American Red Cross. Individuals who are at See Blood Drive page 9B

2nd Annual Benefit Dog Wash April 27th In Memory of Bobby Burrell Join in on the four-legged fun at Seaside Petsitting’s 2nd Annual Dog Wash. The event will be held Sunday, April 27th from 11am until 3pm at 1204 North Lake Park Boulevard in the parking

lot of Wilkins and Wilkins General Contracting. The event is in Memory of Bobby Burrell and his love for animals, 100% of the day’s proceeds will benefit sheltered friend and Cape fear parrot

sanctuary. Admission is free but a $10 donation would be appreciated for your pup to get washed. There will also be food, raffles, vendors, silent auction, exotic parrot display, and MORE!

Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce 2014 FREE Sunday Night Summer Movies at the 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 season 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

Archaeological Testing Conducted at Burris Site and Civil War Earthworks located at Carolina Beach

“In articles that appeared last August and November in the FPHPS Newsletter, I mentioned that Society president, Lynn Benson, and Mr. Jack Hart visited an archaeological

The Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce along with Pleasure Island Insurance, Brew-Thru, Noni Bacca Winery and Golden Corral hosted April’s “Business Afterhours.” Chamber members came out and enjoyed

& JERRY’s ROBIN HOOD and his MERRY MOUSE (PG2012) on June 1st. The true-life adventure BIG MIRACLE (2012-PG) will be on June 8th followed on June 15th by the ever-popular DESPICABLE ME 2 (PG-2013). On June 22nd, we are very proud to present the highly acclaimed See MOVIES page 9B

some Richard Horne’s famous BBQ, complete with sides and beverages from the world famous, Brew-Thru and Noni Bacca Winery. If you are a new or established business to our area and haven’t already joined See CHAMBER, page 9B


site known as the Burris Site located at Carolina Beach behind the Federal Point Shopping Center. Mr. Hart, a descendant of the prominent See CIVIL WAR, page 9B


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Free Rose Garden Tour May 10th 10AM to 4PM The Wilmington Cape Fear Rose Society, an affiliate of the American Rose Society, proudly announces their Annual Rose Garden tour. Tour eight truly exceptional home rose gardens in New Hanover and Brunswick Counties. A rare opportunity to

visit private gardens and speak with their owners. Learn how easy it is to grow exceptional roses in our region. A PreMother’s Day Special Event! Free and Open to the Public! Visit: www.wcfrs. or our Facebook page for garden locations.

2014 Carolina Beach Street Arts Festival Interactive Fine Arts & Crafts Festival Call for Artists Spring is just around the corner and that means it’s time for festivals. This year’s Carolina Beach Street Arts Festival is scheduled for May 17th from 10am to 5pm on Cape Fear

Blvd. in Carolina Beach. We are seeking fine art and fine craft artists for vendor booths, and performing artists and culinary artists who will demonstrate See ARTS, page 9B

A Charity Benefit for Meals on Wheels coming up in June 14 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 See MEALS, page 17B

21st Annual Pleasure Island Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival to be held on October 11th & 12th The air is crisp, the nights are cool and the sky is blue – Welcome to Pleasure Island in the Fall. And there is no better way to bring in Autumn than to attend the 21st Annual Pleasure

Island Seafood Blues & Jazz Festival on October 11th & 12th. This years’ Festival brings something new and unique to the twenty-year hisSee SBJF, page 17B

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.

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 Women’s Tennis Ladder It’s not too late to join the Town of Kure Beach Women’s Tennis Ladder. We currently have over 13 members and are getting more daily. The cost is $5.00, with checks payable to

the Town of Kure Beach. You will be placed at the bottom of the current ladder and can begin challenging right away. You can challenge up or down 3 See TENNIS, page 19B

Sponsors Needed for Disc Golf Course Kure Beach Disc Golf is looking for local businesses to sponsor a hole on our 18-hole Disc Golf Course. The initial cost of sponsorship is $300, with a $50 annual renewal fee. Sponsorship includes a sign with your business name, logo,

and other pertinent information that is permanently affixed to the tee off area of your assigned hole. If you are interested, please call Bob Fitzsimons at Town Hall (910458-8216) in the mornings between 9 am and 12 pm.

Registration Now Open for Guitar/Music Summer Camp Guitar/Music Summer Camp is coming to the Kure Beach Community Center. This program is a great way to introduce your child to the exciting world of music.

Students will learn basic guitar techniques and songs. As they progress, they will also be introduced to the bass guitar, keyboard, and drums. Guitar See GUITAR, page 19B

Kure Beach Community Center’s Spring Dance coming April 26th The Community Center Committee is sponsoring a Spring Dance at the Kure Beach Community Center on Saturday, April 26th. The dance is from 7:00-9:30 pm, with

entertainment provided by DJ Tony. Tony and his wife Diane are both part of the line dance group which meets at 10 am on Thursday mornings at the See DANCE, page 9B

Kure Beach has Commemorative Opportunities on the Boardwalk

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

Wilmington, N.C. – Cape Fear Museum announced today a $12,500 donation from Time Warner Cable for a series of family science events. The events reflect the Museum’s continued focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. The programs funded directly by Time Warner Cable are Mystery at the Museum, which took place in January, Stormfest to be held in June and Science Spooktacular in October. “Our school, family and adult programs inspire people of all ages and backgrounds to be curious about the natural and human-made world around them and promote active citizenship,” Educator Pepper Hill said, “As we foster familiarity in informal learning settings, we promote confidence and excitement about our historic and scientific position in the wider world. Cape Fear Museum engages visitors with a fun, hands-on, and relaxed approach.” Time Warner Cable is providing the grant for the Museum’s family events through its Connect a Million Minds philanthropic initiative. The company has earmarked $11 million in North Carolina alone toward the five-year initiative, which aims to help local organizations inspire young people to build the skills needed - in science, technology,

engineering and math - to become the problem solvers of tomorrow. “Through Time Warner Cable’s signature Connect a Million Minds initiative, we are proud to continue our partnership with the Cape Fear Museum to help make fun science programs available to so many kids in the area,” said Joe DiMelis, area vice president of operations, Time Warner Cable. “The family science programs are yet another way in which Connect a Million Minds is showing kids that science, technology, engineering and math can be fun by introducing them to exciting, informal learning opportunities outside the classroom.” Connect a Million Minds is a $100 million cash and in-kind philanthropic initiative to address America’s declining proficiency in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), which puts our children at risk of not competing successfully in a global economy. For more information, visit m. Cape Fear Museum is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday Memorial Day through Labor Day. Admission is $6 for adults; $5 for seniors, students and military with valid ID; $3 for children 6-17; and free for children 5 and under See Time Warner, page 9B

• May 9 - 16th Annual Disabled Fishing Tournament (910-3687077) • May 17-18 - 21st Annual Seaside Soccer Classic (910-392-0306) • May 11 – Oct 4 - Carolina Beach Farmer’s Market every Saturday (910-431-8122) • May 14 - 2014 Carolina Beach Street Arts Festival. More info call 610-909-7643 • May 20 – Aug - Tuesday Family Night at Carolina Beach Boardwalk • May 20 – Aug - Wednesday Night Bingo at Carolina Beach Boardwalk • June – August - Weekly Movies at the Lake Every Sunday (910458-8434) • June – August - Weekly Fireworks on the Beach Every Thursday (910-458-8434) • June – August - Free Summer Concerts 2nd & 4th Fridays (910458-8434) • June – August - Weekly Boardwalk Music Every Thursday (910458-8434) • June 7 - 29th Annual Beach Music Festival (910-458-8434) • June 10 – Aug 26 - Kure Beach Open Air Market (910-4588216) • July 3 - Independence Day Fireworks (910-458-8434) • July 10-13 - East Coast Got Em‘ On Classic King Mackerel Tournament (910-470-1374) • August 23 - Miss P.I. Beauty Pageant (910-458-5962) • September 12 & 13 - Carolina Beach In-Shore Challenge (910352-0603) • Sept 13 - 2nd Annual Heart of Hope Run (910-228-5282) • Sept 20 - 2nd Annual Carolina Beach Dragon Boat Regatta and Festival 910-599-2979 • October 11 & 12 - 21st Annual Seafood, Blues and Jazz Festival (910-458-8434) • October 17-19 - 8th Annual Pleasure Island Surf Fishing Challenge (910-352-0603) • October 18 - 6th Annual Salty Paws Festival (910-458-3266) • October 25 - Annual Carolina Beach Firefighters Association BBQ (910-458-8434) • November 28 - Island of Lights Light Up Celebration at the Lake (910-458-5507) • Nov 28 thru Dec 20 - 6th Annual Christmas by the Sea (Carolina Beach Boardwalk) (910-470-8666) • December 5 - Island of Lights Christmas Parade (910-458-5507) • December 6 - Island of Lights Flotilla (910-458-0211) • December 12, 13 & 14 - Kure Beach Fantasy Christmas Show (910-279-0459) • December 13 - Island of Lights Tour of Homes (910-458-5506) • December 31 - Island of Lights New Year’s Eve Countdown held in Kure Beach For Chamber information please visit our website at or E-Mail us at

April 2014 Programs at N.C. Aquarium at Ft. Fisher

Cape Fear Museum News Museum Receives Time Warner Cable Funding

P.I. Calendar of Events for 2014

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

BEHIND THE SCENES • AQUARIST APPRENTICE - Saturday, April 26 at 2 p.m. - Check out a dirty job you’re sure to love. Join staff on a behind-the-scenes tour

and learn about Aquarium animals, what they eat, how they live, and how to care for them. Then, assist aquarists with food preparation and help feed See Aquarium, page 17B

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.

Art in the Park Watercolor Class on Saturday June 7th at 9am Come join award-winning International artist Ken Withrow for Art in the Park on Saturday, June 7th, at Ocean Front Park in Kure Beach. Begin the day sketching beautiful ocean views and spend the afternoon turning your vision into art. The class will begin at 9:00 am and run until 4:00 pm, with an hour break

for lunch. The cost to participate is just $30 per person. Simply fill out a registration form and bring it, along with your payment and supplies, to class. For more information or a registration form and list of supplies needed, please visit our website, town, or call Town Hall at (910) 458-8216.

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

Summer Shorts Return to Cape Fear Museum Wilmington, N.C. - Cape Fear Museum’s Summer Shorts are the perfect 60-minute learning adventures for children ages 5-12. Packed with hands-on activities and investigations,

Summer Shorts are a good option for day care centers, yearround schools, home-school groups and summer camps that are looking for fun and exciting See MUSEUM, page 17B

Chris Fonvielle, will talk about his new book: Faces Of Fort Fisher: 1861-1864 at this Month’s Meeting April 21st at 7:30PM The Federal Point Historic Preservation Society will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, April 21, 7:30 pm at the Federal Point History Center, 1121-A North Lake Park Blvd., adjacent to Carolina Beach Town Hall. This month Civil War historian, Chris Fonvielle, will talk about his new book: Faces Of Fort Fisher: 1861-1864. The new book takes a closer look at the

officers who planned, designed, and commanded the works, and the soldiers who built, garrisoned, and defended them. The book also explores events associated with the Fort’s fascinating history, including blockade running, Camp Wyatt, President Jefferson Davis' 1863 visit, the 1864 sortie of the CSS Raleigh, the drowning of the celebrated See Fonvielle, page 19B

UP COMING MEETINGS Monday April 21, 2014: Membership Meeting. 7:309:00 pm Civil War historian, 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. 7:30-

900 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 See MEETING, page 9B

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News & Events Katie B Hines Senior Center sincerely wishes to thank Jan Truelove and her crew for a wonderful afternoon high tea on March 29. Those in attendance truly enjoyed Jan’s goodies and attention to details. Her dedication to this annual event is appreciated by the senior center. We are always looking to expand our class offerings and activities. Please call the center at 910-458-6609 if you would like to volunteer your services

to offer a new class or activity or help with a current class or activity. We are currently in need of volunteers for our Lunch Bunch group. Volunteer opportunities for this event include but are not limited to cooking, serving and cleaning. Volunteering for the lunch bunch is a great way to meet and greet your senior neighbors here on Pleasure Island. It’s almost summer music season here on Pleasure Island. See SAFETY, page 9B

SENIOR NEWS Funeral Consumers Alliance of Coastal Carolina sponsors a workshop on Planning for the Inevitable on May 3rd Helping Families Cope with Alzheimer’s Disease Local Company Offers Free Resources in Recognition of World Alzheimer’s Month As one of the most feared diseases, an Alzheimer’s diagnosis pres-

ents many challenges for families living with this disease. Because an estimated 70 percent of people with Alzheimer’s live at home, the responsibility of caring for See Alzheimer’s, page 19B

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

KURE MEMORIAL LUTHERAN CHURCH Midweek Lenten Service, Holy Week Schedule & Faith on Tap This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it..... Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. Psalm 118, Verses 24 and 29. Sunday Schedule 9:00 Sunday School 10:00 Worship 11:00 Fellowship Time 4:30 Youth Group Midweek Lenten Service: Worship and Soup Supper Wednesday: April 9 - 6:00 in the Fellowship Hall Holy Week Schedule: • April 13 – Palm/Passion

Sunday – 11:00 • April 17 - Maundy Thursday Service 7:00 p.m. • April 18 - Good Friday Service 7:00 p.m. • April 19 – Easter Vigil Service – 7:00 p.m. • April 20 – EASTER SUNDAY: 6:15 - Sunrise Service – Kure Pier; 8:00 – 9:45 – Breakfast - Fellowship; 10:00 – Worship; 4:30 – Youth Group Faith on Tap: Monday, April 21, 7:00 p.m. at Hang Ten Grill Surfin’ on God’s Grace, Pastor: Dan Keck 910-4585266 or web

Kure Memorial Lutheran Preschool is NOW Enrolling As spring approaches, we remember the words of Martin Luther: “Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime.” Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Psalm 51:10. Sunday Schedule 9:00 Sunday School 10:00 Worship

11:00 Fellowship Time 4:30 Youth Group Midweek Lenten Service: Worship and Soup Supper Wednesdays: March 19 and 26; April 2 and 9 6:00 in the Fellowship Hall – off North Fourth Street Surfin’ on God’s Grace, Pastor: Dan Keck 910-458-5266 Website:

The Community Church 4th & Cape Fear Boulevard • Carolina Beach, NC

Upcoming Events at the Community Church Good Friday, April 18, @ 6:30 pm The Community Church @ Carolina Beach will host their annual " 7 Sayings From The Cross". Several local preachers will gather and bring the messages. All are invited. Easter Sunday

April 20, Beach Community Worship Service (BCWS) and The Community Church will be hosting an Easter Sunrise Service @ 6:30 am @ The Carolina Beach Pier. High Tides restaurant will provide refreshments.


Will Your Social Security Check Be in the Mail Come 2015? Economist Says Trust Fund for Boomers Has Disappeared For many baby boomers, it’s comforting to believe that part of the 12.4 percent Social Security payroll tax they (or they and their employer) have been paying is going into a $2.7 trillion Social Security Trust Fund designed specifically to ensure the tidal wave of boomers now retiring will be assured their benefits.

For those already on Social Security, the taxes they pay on a portion of their benefits has also been earmarked for the fund since 1983. Economist and former professor Allen W. Smith, however, says there is no trust fund – and a number of elected officials, including former President See SECUTRITY page 19B

Kure Beach First Baptist Church 208 S. 6TH AVE • KURE BEACH, NC 28449

SUNRISE EASTER SERVICE Kure Memorial Lutheran Church on Easter Sunday, April 20th There is nothing to compare with Easter morning as the sun delivers its fresh shining face over the oceanfront and “rises” to great heights as our Lord and Savior (God’s son – Jesus Christ) did for all of us in atoning for our sins and providing all mankind with a pathway to “renewal” in his death and resurrection. Please join us as we

praise Him in conjunction with Kure Memorial Lutheran Church on Easter Sunday, April 20th at 6:15 AM at Kure Beach Pier. All are welcome to attend. For more information please call Pastor Brian Langley of Kure Beach First Baptist Church (910-619-1216) and also visit our website at

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church 300 Harper Avenue • Carolina Beach, NC

Join the Saint Paul’s Family for our Easter Week Celebrations A Maundy Thursday service at 7 p.m. will celebrate the New Commandment Jesus gave to his disciples in the 13th chapter of John: "Love one another”. Included will be a service of Holy Communion, and foot washing will be available for those who wish to participate. On Good Friday we will have a Walking Stations of the Cross. The walk will begin in our church garden and its path will proceed to various sites in our community. At each stop, a passage of Scripture will be read and a work of art will be used to illustrate that passage. Also a prayer for individuals and/ or a group of persons in our community will be offered.

Our annual Easter Egg Hunt will be held at 10:30 on Easter morning on the church grounds. It is just before our Easter cantata that will start at 11:00 a.m. As usual we offer a nursery for those children during all our services. The chancel choir of Saint Paul’s will present their annual annual Easter Cantata “He Chose to Die” The choir’s 16 talented members will present a variety of music selections. In addition to the full choir there will be solos, or music by quartets, and ensembles. As usual all our neighbors are welcome to join us in this musical celebration of Christ’s life, death, and See St. Paul’s, page 17B


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Screaming Eagle Invitational and Final Regular Season Meet of the Season for the Boy’s & Girl’s Track & Feild Teams

Pleasure Island Youth Baseball Takes Spring Break

Screaming Eagle Invitational quickly becoming the biggest High School Track Meet in the area with over 800 Participants & 35 Team • LANEY HOME MEET In the Eagles final Regular Season Meet of the Year the Boy’s team was able to run a reduced schedule and still get the win keeping them undefeated in the regular season. The final score was Ashley 122,

Laney 117, West Brunswick 68.5, Topsail 34.5, Coastal Christain 24, and Cape Fear Academy 8. Meanwhile on the girls side the Ladies were almost able to do the samething as the boys despite being down See TRACK, page 21B

Results from last week’s kids pitch games are as follows: April 11th Island Men Vs Lazy Pirate, 3 No Sweat Heating & Air pitchers team up for no-hitter in 4-3 victory over Island Men Group. Other results are still in the works at GameChanger and the league asks for patients while they work out some issues. Machine Pitch Results are as follows: April 7th Michael’s See PIYBL, page 20B

BASKETBALL NEWS Eagles Varstiy Baseball defeat Topsail but fall to New Hanover 2-1

• 4/9 – Ashley 3 Topsail 1 The Ashley Screaming Eagles baseball team went into a huge conference showdown with the Topsail Pirates, looking for the season sweep. They did not disappoint, as they came away

with a 3-1 victory! In a well played game on both sides, the pitchers for both sides were dominant, which is a major reason the game only lasted 1 hour and 18 minutes. Donovan Francis started on the mound

for Ashley, and delivered in a big way, allowing 1 run on 3 hits, and throwing a complete game in only 71 pitches. Ashley took a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth after Shane Shepard roped a ball

through the first baseman's legs to start the inning. Dakota Perryman followed with a double down the leftfield line putting runners on 2nd and 3rd. Kameron Johnson then See BASEBALL, page 21B

Pleasure Island Men’s League Season is Already up to 3rd Week

After 3 weeks of Play in the 2014 Carolina Beach Men’s Baseketball Season Flint Tropics holds a half game lead over 2nd Chance with a 4-1 record. 2nd Chance is at 3-1, followed by Port City Fire and Anderson Air, LLC both at 3-2. Douglas Electric is currently in 5th Place at 2-2. CB Crew is in 6th Place a 2-3, The Green

Mambas is in 7th Place at 1-3 and Carolina Beach Buns is in 8th Place at 0-4. Your Top 10 Scorer’s are: Josh Humphries from Dogulas Electric with a 31.5 avg, Christian Erickson from the Green Mambas 23.5, Richard Shepard Douglas Electric 20.5, Nich Douglas CB Crew 19.2, See PIML, page 13B


Girls Varsity Lacrosse move up to 15th in State Rankings with wins The Lady Eagles Varsity Lacrosse team have been on a role lately and have dropped their State Ranking and National Rankings down to 15th and 143rd. This past week the Ladies had wins over

Greenville Rose 19-6. Scoring for the Eagles was: Peyton LeCompte 6 Goals/2 Assists; Heather Talton 4 Goals/4 Assists; Penka Heusinveld 4 Goals/1 Assist; Natalee Kasdan 3 Goals/3 Assists; Abigail

Efting 1 Goal; Maggie Skelton 1 Goal; and Ashley Merritt 1 Assist. In Goal: Kelsea Meadows 13 SOG/7 Saves. Their 2nd win of the week came against New Hanover and was a 15-3 route. Scoring in

this game was lead by: Peyton LeCompte 6 goals/4 assists; Heather Talton 3 goals/2 assists; Ashley Merritt 2 goals; Katie Houston 2 goals; Natalee Kasdan 1 goal/3 assists; Penka See GIRLS LAX, page 13B

Boys Varsity Lacrosse defeat Topsail 10-0 & beat New Hanover 10-9 • 4/8 – Ashley 14 Topsail 0 – The Eagles blanked Topsail in a Conference match-up last Tuesday Night at Ashley. The Eagles scored 5 in the 1st period and 4 in the 2nd and 3rd followed by 1 in the 4th. HIGH-

LIGHTS for the Eagles in this game were: C. Blackman 3 goals, 1 assist with 4 shots on goal; Carson Conklin 3 goals, 2 assists, 4 shots on goal; Owen Finnegan 4 goals, 2 assists, and 7 shots on goal; Ryan Powell 1

assist; Michael Colella 4 goals, 4 assists, and 5 shots on goal; Mason Holmes 1 assist and Chris Hofmann 1 assist. In Goal Zac Tilley had 4 saves and Colton Smith 3 saves and the win.

• Ashley 10 New Hanover 9 – The Eagles survive a nail bitter in this 10-9 win over New Hanover that went into overtime. After a 3-3 1st period the Eagles were able to take a 1 See BOY’S LAX, page 13B

Varsity Girl’s Soccer Team picks up 2 Straight wins • 4/9 – Ashley 7 West Brunswick 0 - The Lady Eagles soccer team traveled to West Brunswick Tuesday night. The Eagles opened up scoring early in the game with two goals by senior, co-captain

Charlotte Pearsall. The score remained at 2 to 0 Eagles at the half. Charlotte was able to add another goal in the second half to complete a three goal, hat trick. Other Eagle goals included: two by freshman, Kaela

Groseclose and one goal each for freshmen Tess Cairney and Carly Higgins, bringing the final score to 7-0. Solid team defensive led by keeper Kenedy Green kept West Brunswick scoreless. The Lady

Eagles will host South Brunswick Thursday night. This win brings the Eagles overall record to 4-4-2, with a conference record of 1-3-1. • 4/10 – Ashley 4 West See SOCCER, page 13B

Step Up For Soldiers to hold its spring 5K Combat Mud Run on Saturday, April 19th at 8:00am Step Up For Soldiers will conduct its spring 5K Combat Mud Run on Saturday, April 19th at 8:00am. The event will be held at the National Guard Armory locat-

ed at 2412 Infantry Road in Wilmington. The course features over 35 new and improved obstacles including Monkey Bars over the first See MUD RUN, page 17B

Great Glow Run Lights Up Wilmington to Benefit Easter Seals UCP – April 26 Ready … Set … GLOW! The Easter Seals UCP Great Glow Run will light up Wilmington in support of individuals and families managing disabilities and mental health challenges. The illuminated 5K evening race will be held Saturday, April 26, 2014 at

Battleship North Carolina Park. Check-in begins at 6:00 p.m. and the race starts at 8:00 p.m. Participants will don glow and LED gear as they join other enthused runners on an eyecatching, glimmering course. Register by April 11 at See Glow Run, page 16B

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2014 Spring Pleasure Island Soccer Association Parents: On April 26th most teams will be playing twice

(Pictured Above & Below): Pictures from the Girl’s U4/5 Division Game Moxie Marketing JB Lawn Sprinkler.

(Pictured Above & Right): Pictures from Moxie Marketing vs. JB Lawn Sprinklers. PISA Week 5 GIRLS • U7 Girls – After a week off Big Apple Bakery continued their win streak now at 4 after they defeated island Montessori school 7-3. In the other game Beach PC moved into 2nd Place after their 5-1 win over Island Tackle & Hardware. State Farm Thomas Murphy had the week off and returns to action next week with games. • U8 Girls – Harris Teeter improved to 2-2-1 after they defeated Pleasure Island Rentals 6-1. In the 2nd game Ribbet Salon and Victory Awards ended in a 2-2 tie. 3rd game saw Wilmington Health defeating dragonflies. The final game of the day was a show down between 1st and 2nd Place teams Signal and the Island Gazette, both teams were un-defeated going into this game. The Island Gazette fell behind early, but was able to tie up the game at 1-1 before taking the lead. The Island Gazette held a lead and it was 3-2 going into the final seconds of the game when Signal’s offense picked up a muchneeded goal to tie up the game at 3-3. • U9 Girls – Masonboro Family Medicine was able to improve to a perfect 5-0 after their 5-1 win over State Farm David Ward. In the 2nd game Chick-Fil-A was also able to remain undefeated after their 82 win over Beach Charms. In the final game Kates Pancake House and CBHF Engineers went back and forth, but neither team could pick up a goal as this game ended in a 0-0 tie. •U10 Girls – Victory Health defeated E2A 4-2 and in the other game Victory Health also defeated Pleasure Island Insurance 3-2. • U11/U12 Girls – Wethrill Family Densitry continued their perfect season with the 6-

0 shutout win over Seahawks Soccer Camps. In the 2nd game NRL Builders picked up the win 3-1 over Subsurface Support, In the next game Aftershock also keep their perfect season alive with their 2-0 shutout over Inner Solutions. In the next game Fuzzy Peach improved their record after they defeated Constructive Building Solutions 6-1. In the final game NRL Builders defeated Play It Again Sports 5-3 improving their record to 2-3 on their season. • U13/U14 Girls – Brush Dental won by a 2-0 shutout over Crossfire and in the other game Fiesol Tripods also won by a shutout 3-0 over Above & Beyond HVAC. • U7 Boys – Wilmington Health had a bye. Little BWW was able to stay in 1st Place after their 5-1 win over Speech Therapy Plus. In the next game Bouncin Party Rentals picked up their 2nd win of the season 5-3 over Atlantic Towers. In the final game Firebelly was able to pick up the shutout win 3-0 over Superior Auto. • U8 Boys – Tumblegym picked up their 5th straight win of the season after their shutou win over Rent-A-Johns 2-0. In the next game Progressive Land Development was able to improve to 3-1-1 on their season after they defeated State Farm – Jonathan Calhoun 6-1. In the next game Cranfill, Summer & Hartzog improved their record to 1-3-1 after their 4-2 win over Omega Sports. In the final game Wilmington Athletic Club improved to 2nd Place with their 7-0 win over Rucker Johns. • U9 Boys – Kidsville News defeated Omega Sports 5-0, In the other game Bellhart Marine improved to 3-2 after their win over Refuge City Church 3-1. In the final game Kidsville See PISA, page 19B

U7 GIRL’S AGE DIVISION TEAM Big Apple Bakery Beach PC’s island montessori Island Tackle & Hardware State Farm Thomas Murphy

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U8 GIRL’S AGE DIVISION TEAM Signal Island Gazette Wilmington Health Victory Awards & Trophies Harris Teeter Ribbet Salon dragonflies Pleasure Island Rentals

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U9 GIRL’S AGE DIVISION TEAM Masonboro Family Medicine Chick-Fil-A CBHF Engineers Beach Charms Kate’s Pancake House State Farm - David Ward

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U10 GIRL’S AGE DIVISION TEAM E2A Victory Pleasure Island Insurance

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U12 GIRL’S AGE DIVISION TEAM Wetherill Family Denistry AfterShock Seahawks Soccer Camps Fuzzy Peach Constructive Building Sol. Subsurface Supports NRL Builders Inner Solutions Play It Again Sports

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U14 GIRL’S AGE DIVISION TEAM Wild Wings Girls FEISOL Tripods Brush Dental Pleasure Island Pirate Voyage Crossfire Above & Beyond HVAC

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TEAM Little BWW Firebelly Wilmington Health Superior Auto Bouncin Party Rentals Atlantic Towers Speech Therapy Plus

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U9 BOY’S AGE DIVISION TEAM Kidsville News Refuge City Church Bellhart Marine Omega Sports 4 Seasons Site & Demo, Inc.

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U10 BOY’S AGE DIVISION TEAM El Cazador Law Office of Barry Henline Uncle Vinny’s island montessori

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U14 BOY’S AGE DIVISION TEAM Southport Sharks Michael’s Seafood Cape Fear Massage & Well. Krazy Kones Buffalo Wild Wings

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CAPT MIKE HARRISON Lucy’s Choice Bay Charters

April 14, 2014 Kure Beach Pier opened for the season recently, and I noticed that if it’s open, there are always people there, ready to fish. So I was wondering… Are the fish there yet? Do they know the season is open? Water temps are still pretty cold and I know people that won’t go flounder fishing until the water is 70 degrees. I just wondered if Anything was biting this early in the year. Well, my curiosity got to me and I took time to walk out there and see for myself. You can easily spot the flounder anglers. They’re usually fishing straight down beside the pier, moving their bait very slowly, if at all, or sometimes gently walking up

and down the pier, dragging the bait past the pilings. The first person I came to was, in fact, fishing for flounder, so I stopped and talked with him. I’m so glad I did as it turned out to be another friend that I just hadn’t met yet. Sherwood told me he’d been a regular at KB Pier for many years, moving here from the Piedmont, as so many others have. He informed me that they were indeed catching fish already, mostly smallish Whiting, but a few others, and a handful of flounder even! Those too were small, but one was a keeper. I thoroughly enjoyed spending that 30 minutes talking fish (and life) with my new friend in an environment that makes you forget whatever else was on your mind. You really should try it. Wishing you the best, Capt. Mike Harrison

(Pictured Above): Jeff Williamson, Get Busy charters posted this great shot. Nice Redfish!

(Pictured Above): Jeff Wolfe sure helped this family have some Fishin Fun!

Taxpayers Can Help Wildlife by Donating on Line 31 of State Income Tax Form Tax day is less than two weeks away and the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is asking taxpayers to remember North Carolina’s wildlife this year when completing the state income tax form by making a donation on line 31. Donations support the Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Fund, which helps the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission conduct research, conservation and monitoring work that benefits animals not hunted or fished — animals such as songbirds, sea turtles, eagles, salamanders, frogs, turtles and bats. The Commission uses donations to match federal and other grants or to pay for educational activities and wildlife-watching projects, such as the N.C. See TAX HELP, page 19B

(Pictured Above): Tax checkoff composite

Hatchery-Supported Trout Waters Open April 5

(Pictured Above): The Wildlife Commission will open 1,000 miles of hatchery-supported trout waters in 25 western counties on April 5. The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will open approximately 1,000 miles of hatchery-supported trout waters in 25 western counties at 7 a.m. on April 5.

The season will run through Feb. 28, 2015. While fishing on hatchery-supported trout waters, anglers can harvest a maximum of seven trout per day, with no minimum size lim-

its or bait restrictions. Streams and rivers in the Wildlife Commission’s Hatchery-Supported Trout Waters Program are marked by See TROUT, page 17B

Wildlife Commission Seeks Nominees for Annual Small Game Awards The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is seeking nominees for its annual Lawrence G. Diedrick Small Game Awards, which recognize an individual and organization

whose contributions aid wildlife that depend on early successional habitats. Nominations for this year’s awards are due by close of business, May 2. The award is

given for actions that significantly and positively impact North Carolina’s small game populations, including Northern bobwhite quail, See AWARDS, page 16B

Step Up For Soldiers 9th Annual Children's Fishing Tournament May 17th at Kure Beach Pier Step Up For Soldiers will hold it's 9th annual children's fishing tournament on Saturday, May 17, 2014, Armed Forces Day, at the Kure Beach Fishing Pier in Kure Beach, North Carolina. The

tournament will start at 7:00 and run until about noon. As in past years everything is free. Fishing equipment, bait, breakfast, lunch, snacks, prizes and gifts are all provided by Step Up and their sponsors. This

tournament is open to children of active duty, reserves, and veterans of all five branches of the military. Registration can be accomplished by going to the Step Up See STEP UP, page 16B

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Seussical the Musical Presented by MASK (Murray Active Stage Kids at Murray Middle School) Seussical the Musical will be Presented by MASK (Murray Active Stage Kids at Murray Middle School) on Friday., May 2nd & Sat., May 3rd at 7pm and Sun., May 4th at 3pm. Tickets will be for sale for $10 and will be available at the door. Students will only pay $5, and NHCS Employees $3. Kids 5 and under are FREE. THis wonderful event will be held in the Minnie Evans Art Theatre located at 555 Halyburton Memorial Pkwy., Wilmington, NC, 28412 When Brian Hubbard was in

6th grade at Murray Middle School, he starred as Jo Jo in Seussical the Musical. Little did he know that now, as a senior at Ashley High School, he would be student directing this musical for MASK, the Murray Active Stage Kids at Murray Middle School. This brave high school student is in charge of technical design, lighting, coordinating with the choreographer and music director AND 75+ kids both onstage and off. This show is guaranteed to be fun for the whole family!

Ashley Chorus Calendar On April 25, 2014, the Ashley Chorus will present a Cabaret Dinner Theater in the Ashley High School Cafeteria at 7:00PM. Admission is $7.00. On May 18, 2014, the Ashley Chorus will sing at Plantation Village at 3:00pm. On May 24, 2014, the Ashley

Ensemble will present a Barbershop Show in the Minnie Evans Performing Arts Theater at 7:00pm. On May 29, 2014, the Ashley Chorus presents its Spring Concert at the Minnie Evans Performing Arts Theater at 7:30pm.


CBES 1st Graders Hunt for Eggs

Aquarium Visits Kindergarteners

(Pictured Above & Below): Last week before Carolina Beach Elementary Schools’ students left for Spring Break, Mrs. Bazemore’s First Grade Class found colored eggs. Each egg they hunted contained coins the students were asked to count and record. The schools’ teachers often find creative ways to make learning fun!

(Pictured Above & Below): Last week staff from the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher spent time with Carolina Beach Elementary Schools’ erstudents teaching them all Invertebrates and more commonly those found in our coastal waters. For more information on the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher or any of their programs visit

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 See SPIRIT, page 9B


Gazette, Apri l 16th, 2014

Introduction to QiGong Join Ralph Miller as we explore the world of QiGong! As a foundation to tai chi, the gentle and rolling movements allow the breath to be smooth and light. This directs the qi to the tendons and bones, increasing the body’s vitality. Classes are scheduled for Wednesday, April 2nd, 9th, 16th and 30th from 6:00 – 7:00 pm. We will

also offer two daytime classes on Monday, April 14th and 28th from 11:00 – 11:45 am. Cost is only $5.00 per participant. 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 (910) 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.

Summer Day Camp 2014 The Carolina Beach Parks & Recreation Summer Day Camp 2014 Program will feature a different structure than in years past. Rather than signing up for individual days, campers will enjoy one full week of camp with a variety of activities included. • All drop off and pickup will be at the Recreation Center • Camps run Monday thru Friday from 9:00AM until 4:00PM • Campers must register for the entire week • Each week will offer one special activity (Jungle Rapids, surfing, paddle boarding etc.) • Each week will include at least one beach day

• Weekly rates for Carolina Beach residents are $125, nonresidents $150 • There will be no camp the week of June 30th-July 4th & July 14-18th Our detailed schedule of camp dates and activities will be released on April 21st and can be found here: RecCenter Signups begin for Carolina Beach residents on Tuesday, May 6th at 8:00AM and Friday, May 9th at 7:00AM for nonresidents. Please sign up early as space is limited. For more info please contact Samantha Robinson at

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.

Rec Center’s Annual FREE Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 19th The Carolina Beach Parks & Recreation Department will host their annual FREE Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 19th, from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm at Mike Chappell Park. All children ages 12 and under are invited to attend our free event. The Easter Egg Hunt will promptly begin at 11:00 am.

Activities include games, egg decorating and pictures with the Easter Bunny. Bring your baskets and hop down the bunny trail to Mike Chappell Park on April 19th. We will not hold a rain-out date for this event. If you have any questions, contact the Recreation Center at (910) 458-2977.

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 nourish their bodies from the inside out. Let your child become a kitchen artist and explore the neverending 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 global cuisine and food traditions. Classes are on Monday from 4:30 – 6:00 pm. Cost is $85.00 per participant for 4 weeks. Pre-Registration is required! For additional information, please contact the Carolina Beach Recreation Center at (910) 458-2977.

Boardwalk Beach Pilates Instructor Sophina White is taking class outdoors! Starting on Saturday, March 22nd, venture outside for Boardwalk Beach Pilates at the Carolina Beach Oceanfront Stage. Classes are every Saturday from 7:00 - 8:00 am. Cost is just

$8.00 per participant with ages 12 and under free. Children are encouraged to attend. Bring your workout mat, towel and drink. Classes are only held as weather permits. For additional information, please call the Recreation Center at 458-2977.

Lunch Flow Yoga Grab a quick bite of “Food for the Soul” at the Lunch Flow Class with Tamara Cairns! Strengthen, energize and align in this Slow Flow Yoga Class specifically designed for increasing flexibility and balance for both the body and mind. Classes

are every Friday from 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm. 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.

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.

Introduction to Meditation Instructor Ralph Miller will teach an Introduction to Meditation Class. This class provides an overview to meditation and gives pointers for standing, seated and lying down postures. Classes will be on Wednesday, April 2nd and 16th

from 7:00 – 8:00 pm. Cost is only $5.00 per participant. 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 (910) 458-2977.

Power Flow Yoga Join Anastasia Worrell for our Power Flow Yoga Class! Focus will be on core, strength building postures with isometric holds and dynamic flows. This is an intermediate yoga class focusing on advanced yoga practices. Class will meet every Saturday from 10:00 – 11:00

am. 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.

Feel Good Flow Vinyasa Yoga Mandy Nicolau and Lisa Zingale 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

cardiovascular benefits from the continuous movements. Join Lisa 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.

MEETING from page 2B 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 910-4580502 to reserve your place. ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE GEN-

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

GROWER from page 1B day will result in the continued sharing with and education of our local food community. Crop Mobs are a collaborative effort between landless urbanites, gardeners, students, other interested individuals (experienced in farming or not!) who work side by side to empower communities and help small growers accomplish tasks otherwise out of reach.

Cape Fear Crop Mob founder Brittany Taggart is looking forward to organizing the groups 7th mob with Big Maters in My Backyard. Sarah of Big Matters in My Backyard has been growing heirloom tomatoes, peppers, eggplant and basil in Kure Beach for years. Since 2009 much of her projects bounty finds its way to local non-profit organizations such as Feast Down East,

FoodCorps and the Obesity Prevention Initiative! Her passion to grow and educate reaches well beyond the boundary of her backyard. “Last year Sarah had a rough year of setbacks including a broken patella. She is a huge advocate in the local food community, and with the Cape Fear Crop Mobs help, it will be a true pay it forward. It’s not a traditional ‘farm,’ but with all

she does for us, it’s a great community building gesture,” says Jane Steigerwald, Director of Feast Down East. Cape Fear Crop Mob takes place periodically and is a gathering of volunteers working towards a common goal to serve local small farmers. For more info check out: CropMob?ref=ts&fref=ts.

MOVIES from page 1B 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 pop-

corn, 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.

ARTS from page 2B their talents. The Carolina Beach Street Arts Festival is a celebration of the arts and one of the few “interactive” festivals in the region. In each of the three themed areas – Visual Arts, Culinary Arts, and Performing Arts, there are ongoing demonstrations and hands-on activities for the whole family. The artists bring the public into their cre-

ative processes. This year’s “Main Event” is Mosaic Art. Several artists will be making their mosaic artwork while festivalgoers can add to the community piece that will be later shown in galleries around the region. Murray Middle School Jazz band headlines the Performing Arts, and other performances include Stray Local Band, and

Cape Fear Dance Theatre. Culinary Arts host demonstrations that include pizza toss by Uncle Vinny’s Restaurant. Last year’s main event artwork of 10’ silk batik banners that were created by Kristin Gibson and September Krueger will be sold during the event. These banners have been show in several galleries and are stunning. The festival is a collabora-

tive event with the Carolina Beach Arts and Activities Committee and newly formed Island Arts and Culture Alliance. The objective of the festival is to raise awareness and appreciation of the arts by enabling the public to get involved with the creative processes.For more information contact Christine Higgins at 610.909.7643,

CIVIL WAR from page 1B Burris family in the Federal Point community, indicated that an old chimney standing on the site was all that remained of a house built by his great-grandfather, James Thomas Burris, in the early 1800’s. Additionally, Ms. Benson recalled the presence of a child’s grave with a headstone at the site although it could not be located. The grave was believed to have belonged to one of nine children of James Thomas Burris and his wife, Isadora. Also located in the vicinity were the remains of Civil War earthworks. The Burris site and earthworks, unfortunately, were located on property owned and under development by Gulfstream Group, Inc. known as Carolina Beach Village. The developers, required by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to conduct a cultural investigation of the area, contracted with an archaeological firm to investigate the site and provide a determination on its significance. “In late October and early November 1995, Coastal Carolina Research, Inc., of Tarboro, North Carolina, conducted limited archaeological testing and documentation of three areas of the proposed Carolina Beach Village. The firm conducted the study for the Gulfstream Group, in compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966. The purpose of the study was to determine if the three archaeological resources within the study area were potentially eligible for the National Register of Historic Places. The

first of the three sites was the reported location of the Burris farm. The site included a standing chimney of the original house and remnants of later outbuildings. The second site was a small lunette, or rifle pit, associated with the defenses of Fort Fisher during the Civil War known as the Sugarloaf Line. The third site also contained a portion of earthworks associated with the Sugarloaf Line, but was located outside the current permit area for Carolina Beach Village. They were investigated in anticipation of future development of the tract. “The house at the Burris site is thought to date around 1840 and appears on Civil War maps of the area. Only the brick chimney survived. This feature measured 4.6 feet wide and 2.3 feet deep. The stack has a single shoulder and was stepped back. There had been a major repair in the front of the chimney with some concrete blocks added, as well as evidence of recent mortar. An archaeological test unit placed at the east base of the chimney yielded a mixture of mortar and recent artifacts. Archaeologists also placed two other excavation units and a number of shovel test holes within the vicinity. Although a number of artifacts found during the investigation dated to the mid-nineteenth century, the material clearly came from disturbed contexts. A substantial amount of modern debris was found on the surface and within the upper soil layer of units. “The nearby Civil War earthworks associated with the Sugarloaf Line were also examined. At the fea-

ture referred to as a lunette, or rifle pit, the archaeologists prepared a topographic map. The lunette was then bisected with a backhoe trench and a profile drawn. The structure measured approximately 20 X 40 feet with the shape of a waxing moon, hence the term lunette. The profile showed that the more vertical, high side of the mound was to the west, sloping to the east. This would have provided the maximum protection to the troops, as expected invasions would have come from the east. The lunette retained its contours and approximate shape. The site appeared eligible for the National Register of Historic Places as a feature of the Sugarloaf Line of defenses for Fort Fisher. The documentation at the site served to mitigate the adverse impacts on the site as a result of the construction of the development. “The final earthworks are apparently an entrenchment also associated with the defensive line. An entrenchment can be any temporary or permanent fortification that provides shelter from hostile fire, serves as an obstacle to hostile advance, and allows the maximum use by the defenders. They would commonly possess an exterior ditch, which provides not only an obstacle to enemy attack, but also the fill for the embankment. The earthworks appear on maps made of the vicinity during the Civil War. The dissected linear earthworks trend from the southwest to northeast and are outside of the current development boundaries; however, the road that will access that area falls in the break

between the two sections. The soil, vegetation, and the expanded trunks of the trees indicate that the vicinity was a swamp prior to extensive drainage in the area. The earthworks were apparently constructed to the swamp, where they stopped, and were then continued on the other side of the swamp. No artifacts were recovered from the earthworks. The earthworks are well preserved and eligible for the National Register of Historic Places as a component of the Sugarloaf Line. The Gulfstream Development Group plans to erect a fence and an identification sign for both sections of this protected earthwork thereby preserving the site.”

CHAMBER from page 2B the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce you are missing out on a great business opportunity. The Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce provides support for any company big or small in several strategic ways including: Monthly Business After Hours or “Socials”. These gatherings are a great way to

get to know your local business owners and to network. Monthly Socials are sponsored by fellow chamber members and serve to spotlight those local businesses. If becoming a member of the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce sounds like something that could be beneficial to your business and a great way to network with other local

business owners, simply download the membership application at www.pleasureislandnc .org , fill it out and send it to: Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce 1121 North Lake Park Boulevard Carolina Beach, NC 28428 Or contact Greg at the Chamber: Phone: 910-458-8434, Fax: 910-4587969, E-mail:

BLOOD DRIVE from page 1B least 17 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds and are in good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements. Schedule your appointment to save a life by visiting and search by sponsor code cblegion. You can also contact Mary Lou Langley at (704)607-2775.

Gazette, Apri l 16th, 2014 9B at 814 Market Street in downTime Warner from page 2B and Museum members. New town Wilmington, N.C. More Hanover County residents’ free information: www.capefearmuday is the first Sunday of each month. The Museum is located SAFETY from page 3B Instead of sitting back and watching all the wonderful line dancers this summer, come on over and join our Monday class and learn those line dances. No need to preregister, just show up and join the group. Line dancing class meets Mondays at 3:30 at the Katie B Hines

Senior Center 308 Cape Fear Blvd, Carolina Beach. We extend a warm welcome to all new senior residents of the Pleasure Island Communities and invite you to stop by and join in on the fun. Give us a call and we will gladly email or send you a copy of our current newsletter.

DANCE from page 2B Center. A variety of different line dances, ballroom, slow dancing, shagging and dance requests will be enjoyed. Put on your dancing shoes and join your firends for a fun night out on Saturday, April 26th. Refreshments will be provided. The cost is $15 per couple or $8

per person. Come by yourself or with friends, and be ready to make new friends. Kure Beach Community Center is located on 3rd Avenue, behind Big Daddy's Restaurant. Save the date and we guarantee a fun filled evening of good music and fellowship. Hope to see you there!

SPIRIT from page 7B walking along the beach 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 another 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.


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PIML from page 4B Tyler Caproni Flint Tropics 18.6, Josh Shackelford 2nd Chance 15.25, Daniel Lockwood Douglas Electric 13.67, Tyrell Tillery Port City Fence 13.4, Mike Gibbs Douglas Electric 13.33 and 10th is Drew Brinson Flint Tropics 12.6.

Gazette, Apri l 16th, 2014 SOCCER from page 4B Brunswick 2 – The Ladies followed up their win against West Brunswick with a 4-2 win over South last Thursday. The win improved the Ladies record to 5-4-2 on the Season and 2-3-1 in the MidEastern Conference. After Spring Break the Ladies will be in action Topsail April 22nd on the road, and New Hanover April 24th also on the road.


GIRLS LAX from page 4B Heusinkveld 1 goal/1 assist. In Goal: A - Kelsea Meadows 7 saves/10 SOG. The Ladies will be in action next week with games against Hoggard April 22nd and Laney

April 24th. The only lose the Ladies have had is against Cross Town Rival’s the Hoggard Vikings so be sure and show your support to the Eagles for this game on the 22nd.

BOYS LAX from page 4B goal advantage going into halftime. However after halftime New Hanover game out hard holding the Eagles scoreless in the 3rd period while posting 4 goals to take a 3 goal lead. In the final period the Eagles were able to take control and take over the momentum of the game outscoring the Wildcats 4-1 to tie up the game at 9-9. In overtime the Eagles were able to pick up the gamewinning goal to beat New Hanover for the 2nd time of the season. The Eagles are now 8-3 Overall and 6-2 in the MidEastern Conference and are in

2nd Place. Currently the Eagles are Ranked 32nd in the State. The Eagles return to action after Spring Break with games against Hoggard on April 22nd at home and on the road against Cape Fear Academy April 25th. HIGHLIGHTS: C. Blackman 2 goals with 4 shots on goal; Carson Conklin 2 goals, 1 assist, 3 shots on goal; Owen Finnegan 2 goals, 1 assist, and 3 shots on goal; F. Steveson had a goal; Greg Mayer had 2 goals; and Michael Colella had a goal, a assist, and 2 shots on goal. In Goal Zac Tilley had 14 saves and the win.


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16B Gazette, Apri l 16th, 2014 ault.aspx?pageId=292 for more SUPPORT from page 7B and send them to your child's information. classroom. We will receive Target: Target will donate money to purchase equipment 1% of all purchases made using for school. Visit your Target Visa or your Target http://www.boxtops4educa- Guest Card to our school. On for more information. the Target site type in our Food Lion: Link your MVP school name. Visit card at Food Lion and a portion of the proceeds from your sale rporate/page.jsp?contentId=PR will be donated to our school. D03-001811 for more informaTo register for the program , tion. Used or new technology call 1-800-210-9569 or register needed! CBES PTO is looking online. Friends and family can for anyone willing to donate register, too! Visit iTouch, iPod, Kindle, or Nook for more devices for our students to use information. Harris Teeter: Link for educational purposes. We your VIC card at Harris Teeter are a 501(c)(3) organization. A and a portion of the proceeds donation is tax deductible. If from your sale will be donated your child doesn’t attend school to our school. Before your sale but you would like to help, you is processed you must mention may drop off your any of the your school code, 4714. Visit above at the front counter dur ing regular school hours.

POETS from page 1B 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 PUBLISH 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.

STEP UP from page 6B web-site at, click on the fishing tournament icon, fill in the form and submit. You can also

contact Jim Verdon, event coordinator, at 570-971-0553. This is always a great event for children and parents alike so come out and catch some fish.

GLOW RUN from page 4B for just $35. Unless sold out, day of event registration is $50. Active duty military are eligible for a special $25 registration; team discounts also available. Entry fee includes bib, timing chip, race t-shirt, bib, glow decoration and entrance to the post-race Afterglow party. “The Great Glow Run is an experience to remember,” said Patrick Curran, Easter Seals UCP event director. “This event started in Wilmington and is returning for its third year. We’re excited about the tremendous enthusiasm and support that keeps the event growing each year. The race is a unique experience that not only provides great evening

fun, but helps make a significant difference in the lives of thousands living with disabilities in our community.” Awards will be given to the top three overall male and top three overall female runners, as well as top runners in each age category. The event also features a costume contest to encourage runners to glow their brightest. The Great Glow Run benefits local Easter Seals UCP and the local programs that connect children, families and adults managing disabilities and mental health challenges to meaningful solutions. For more information, contact Patrick Curran at (919) 783-8898 x8907 or email Great m

AWARDS from page 6B ruffed grouse, squirrel and rabbit. These actions also benefit other species, including nongame animals such as songbirds, reptiles and amphibians. Winners receive a plaque and formal recognition at a Wildlife Commission board meeting in appreciation for their efforts on behalf of North Carolina small game wildlife species. The awards are named for the late Larry Diedrick, a lawyer and Wildlife Commissioner from Rocky Mount who died in 2002, known as a passionate small game hunter and strong conservation advocate. In the individual category, past award winners are landowners who improved and integrated small game habitat into their forestry or farming operations. In the organization category, past award winners included corporations, government agencies, and non-government organizations whose actions

improved small game habitat. Past organizational winners include Pee Dee National Wildlife Refuge, the Ruffed Grouse Society, Murphy Brown LLC, and the Southeast N.C. Chapter of Quail Forever. The following information is required for each nomination. Please use this form. The name of the individual or organization being nominated — include mailing address, telephone number and email address. The name of the individual making the nomination — include mailing address, telephone number and email address. A written explanation describing why the nominee should receive the award. Please limit the explanation to no more than two pages. Submit nominations by email to or mail to: N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, Division of Wildlife Management, c/o Susan Bunn, 1722 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, N.C. 27699-1722.

ST. PAUL’S from page 3B resurrection. Early risers are invited to the Community Sunrise Service on the Boardwalk. It will start at 6:30 a.m. Easter morning. Inspirational music will be provided by Coastal Community Church and Rev. Jimmy Brown from First Baptist Church will

deliver the sermon. We would invite you and your family to join us at Saint Paul’s as we continue growing, learning, and serving, our God, our community, and our spirit. Saint Paul’s United Methodist Church is located at 300 Harper Avenue, just a block west of Lake Park Boulevard.

TROUT from page 6B green-and-white signs. Commission staff stocks these waters from March until August every year, depending on the individual stream. A list of numbers and species stocked by month and county can be found on the Commission’s website. Many of these waters are stocked monthly, although some heavily fished waters are stocked more frequently. Commission personnel will stock nearly 907,000 trout, with 96 percent of the stocked fish averaging 10 inches in length and the other fish exceeding 14 inches. Stocked trout are produced primarily in two mountain region fish hatcheries operated by the Commission and are distributed along hatchery-supported streams where public access for fishing is available. While hatchery-supported trout waters are open to public fishing, many of those miles are privately owned. “Opportunities to fish on many of these hatchery-supported trout streams are only available through the supportand generosity of landowners,” said David Deaton, fish production supervisor for the Wildlife Commission. “It’s important for anglers to respect the property that they’re fishing on and remem-

ber that landowners can take away access if they feel their property is being misused.” Deaton said that anglers can help prevent the loss of public access to fishing by: • Respecting private property and landowners at all times; • Removing all trash and litter from fishing and parking areas; • Parking only in designated areas and leaving driveways open for pass-through traffic; • Closing and/or locking gates after use; and, • Reporting wildlife violations by calling 1-800-6627137. For a complete list of all waters in the HatcherySupported Trout Waters Program, as well as trout maps and weekly stocking summaries on hatchery-supported trout waters, visit the Commission’s trout fishing page. Weekly stocking information appears online for seven days, and updates are posted on Fridays after fish arestocked. Trout anglers should note that stocking for the Dan River, in northwest Stokes County, will occur as scheduled. For more information on fishing in public, inland waters, visit the Commission’s website, or call the Division of Inland Fisheries, 919-707-0220.

SBJF from page 2B tory of this great Festival – DOUBLE HEADLINERS. That is right, International renowned artists will headline on Saturday and Sunday this year! First up is the legendary ROBERT CRAY BAND on Saturday night, October 11th. With 5 Grammy Awards, 15 nominations, millions of record sales worldwide, and thousands of sold out performances, rock blues icon Robert Cray is considered “one of the greatest guitarists of his generation.” Closing out the Festival on Sunday, October 12th, will be the first-ever repeat headliner – the incomparable DELBERT McCLINTON, with three Grammy awards to his credit. In support of the outstanding talent offered up by ROBERT CRAY BAND and DELBERT McCLINTON, the Festival will also offer other national recording acts including: Opening for ROBERT CRAY BAND will be SHEMEKIA COPELAND – the NEW “Queen of the Blues” (City of Chicago honor) and two-time GRAMMY Award nominee AND Opening for DELBERT McCLINTON will be the ever-popular DAMON FOWLER – With a hybrid blend of roots rock, blues and sacred steel, Damon has

become one of the hottest young players on the Blues scene. In Addition to these four, there will be ten other blues and jazz groups on two stages over the two-day festival brought to you by Bryant Real Estate and the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce at the Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Area. The Food selection, as always, will be outstanding as well. The amazing FREE Kidzone will be back with magicians, face painting, educational exhibits and inflatables and much more! You can also get a little shopping in at the many and varied vendors as well as having a glass of wine or a bottle of beer. Tickets are just $50.00 in advance for a two-day pass or can be purchased at the door for $60.00 for Saturday (ROBERT CRAY BAND plays Saturday night) and $25.00 for Sunday (DELBERT McCLINTON is the Sunday closer). Kids 12 and under are free. We ask that you do not bring coolers or pets, but bring your chairs, towels and blankets for a Pleasure Island style weekend. See you there! For more information please call the Chamber at 910-4588434 or email at

SUMMER from page 18B and create animal enrichment, campers get a glimpse of the work required to provide proper animal care. Dates: July 1418, July 21-25 Ages: 5-6, 7-9, 10-12 Eco Explorers: How many different animals live in the rainforest? Would a polar bear meet a penguin? What kind of animals can survive in a desert? Campers take an imaginary trip around the world to discover various ecosystems and the animals living there. This camp also highlights the diversity of local environments. Dates: July 28-August 1, August 4-8 Ages: 5-6, 7-9, 10-12 Coastal Crusaders: How can North Carolina's aquatic environments be recreated and maintained in an Aquarium setting? Campers gain a better understanding of how to investigate and preserve the environment we all share by exploring natural habitats. Campers enjoy this week of canoeing on the Cape Fear River, surf fishing, visiting the sea turtle hospital, and snorkeling. Dates: June

23-27, July 7-11, July 28August 1 Ages: 13-14 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. Admission:$10.95 ages 13-61; $9.95 62+ and military; $8.95 ages 3-12. Free admission for: children 2 and younger.

HUNT from page 18B Fatzinger said. Based on size and gender, they are confident the animals will do well. As the dominant female, the albino alligator is six inches and sixteen pounds larger than her biggest neighbor. Luna weighs nearly 74 pounds and measures 6. 6 feet long. Luna arrived at the Aquarium in early 2009, weighing less than 20 pounds and measuring 5 feet. She is a native of Louisiana but lived for a time at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm in Florida. She

is one of only 50 albino alligators known to exist. The space that formerly housed Luna, will undergo significant renovations in anticipation of a new bald eagle habitat. 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

MUD RUN from page 4B crawl pit. These new additions combined with many other improvements make this one of the top mud runs in the country. Check the Step Up For Soldiers web-site for more details and to get registered. You can also connect with them on Facebook and Twitter. Step up for Soldiers is a non-profit 501-(c) (3) organization, dedicated to members of the Armed Forces of the United States of America. All monetary donations

that you make to support our organization are tax deductible. This year’s profits will be used to purchase special equipment for Capt Ivan Castro. Ivan Castro is a blind active duty US Army Captain. He was blinded in combat in 2006 and continues to serve out nation. His needs are many and we hope to provide items he need to continue as an active member of our community. We are also collection donation for the Ed Kramer House that should start in a few weeks.

MUSEUM, from page 2B programming opportunities. • Summer Shorts are for groups of 10 or more children and their adult chaperones. • All programs include a takehome creation. • Summer Shorts are now available as outreach…we can come to you! Additional mileage fees may apply to outreach. This year’s themes are: Summer Constellations *NEW Enter the Museum’s Starlab planetarium to examine the summer stars and constellations. Cape Fear Indians Investigate the earliest inhabitants of our region through artifact analysis, games, and more. Magnet Mania *NEW Manipulate magnets and conduct fun experiments to learn about the science of magnetism. Toy Science *NEW - Play with a variety of folk toys and discover the science behind what makes them so much fun. DINO-mite - Journey back

in time to when dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures ruled the land and seas. Eco Adventures - Go on an ecosystem adventure and meet the plants and animals that live in the Lower Cape Fear. Summer Shorts are offered Mondays – Fridays, from June 16 until August 15. Program fees are $6 per child prior to June 30, 2014; $7 per child beginning July 1. Cape Fear Museum of History and Science, a department of New Hanover County, 814 Market St., is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday -Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday; Labor Day through Memorial Day. General admission is $7 for adults; $6 for students and senior citizens; $6 special military rate with valid military ID; $4 for children 617; and free for children 5 and under and museum members. New Hanover County residents’ free day is the first Sunday of each month. More information:

MEAL from page 2B 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 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@ bellsouth. net or 910-458-5962 or blueocean

Gazette, Apri l 16th, AQUARIUM from page 2B the animals. Participants also observe aquarists during daily care and maintenance tasks. This limited opportunity is only open to 10 participants. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes and be prepared to smell fishy. For ages 10 and older. Ages 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $25 for ages 13 and older, $23 for ages 1012. Aquarium admission included. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. • BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR - Sundays, April 20, 27 at 11:15 a.m., Sundays, April 27 at 1:15 p.m., Saturday, April 26 at 11:15 a.m. - Check out a dirty job you’re sure to love. Join staff on a behindthe-scenes tour and learn about Aquarium animals, what they eat, how they live, and how to care for them. Then assist aquarists with food preparation and help feed the animals. Participants also observe aquarists during daily care and maintenance tasks. This limited opportunity is only open to 10 participants. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes and be prepared to smell fishy. For ages 10 and older. Ages 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $25 for ages 13 and older, $23 for ages 10-12. Aquarium admission included. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. • EXTENDED BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR Wednesdays, April 30 at 2 p.m. and Fridays, April 25 at 2 p.m. - Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at an Aquarium? Space for animal holding, husbandry, life support systems, and access to exhibits is hidden behind the aquarium walls. If you have ever cared for a home aquarium, you may have some idea of what it takes to operate a collection of salt and freshwater exhibits, with hundreds of animals. Accompany aquarium staff on a guided tour of animal quarantine, life support, food preparation, and access areas. This unique opportunity is limited to 10 participants. Children under 8 are not permitted. Children between 8 and 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Fee: $15.00 for adults and $13.00 for children 17 and under. Aquarium admission included. NC Aquarium Society Members pay $9.00 per participant. FOR CHILDREN • CHILDREN’S DISCOVERY TIME - Thursday, April 24 at 11 a.m. – Reptiles - Creatures come alive in this story-telling and critter-creating program. For ages 3-5. Fee: $14 per child. Aquarium

2014 17B admission included. Parents pay admission only. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED. OUTDOORS & EXPLORATION • SALT MARSH EXPLORATION - Sundays, April 20 at 1:00 p.m. - Hike the salt marsh trail and view first-hand the activities of marshdwelling animals and the variety of plants found in this rich environment. Ages 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes and be prepared to get wet and muddy. For ages 7 and older. Fee: $18 for ages 13 and older, $16 for ages 7-12. Aquarium admission included. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED. • SURF FISHING WORKSHOP - Saturdays, April 26 at 9 a.m. - This three hour workshop includes one hour of classroom discussion, then surf fishing on the beach nearby. All equipment and bait provided. Program is rain or shine, with extra activities added in event of bad weather (e.g., throwing a cast net). For ages 10 and older. Fee: $15 per participant. Aquarium admission is not included. PRER E G I S T R AT I O N REQUIRED. OUTDOORS & EXPLORATION • ALLIGATOR EGG HUNT - Saturdays, April 19 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and Friday, April 18 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. - Come join the fun on our Alligator Egg Hunt. Kids will see a live baby alligator and learn about these fascinating animals. They create their own special alligator egg basket and then search for candy filled “alligator eggs.” Recommended for ages 3-10, however all ages are welcome. Limited space is available. Ages 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $20 per child. Aquarium admission included. Adults will need to pay admission to Aquarium. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED BY APRIL 9 FOR APRIL 12. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED BY APRIL 16 FOR APRIL 18 AND 19. 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. Admission:$10.95 ages 13-61; $9.95 62+ and military; $8.95 ages 3-12. Free admission for: children 2 and younger, registered groups of N.C. school children, and N.C. Aquarium Society members. General information:


Gazette, Apri l 16th, 2014

Butterfly Bungalow Grand Opening

NC Aquarium at Ft. Fisher’s Summer Camp Registration Open

(Pictured Above): The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher held the grand opening of the new Butterfly Bungalow today, April 5. Attached are a few photos of the fun. Hundreds visited the new temporary exhibit, watched an exotic butterfly release and went home with free native plantings to start their own butterfly garden. The Butterfly Bungalow is only open through September, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is $3; Aquarium admission is additional.

The Hunt is on at the Aquarium A toothy resident of the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher moved to new digs in mid-February and acquired a few new roommates, too. Luna, an albino alligator, still makes her home at the popular attraction, but now resides in the habitat traditionally reserved for natural-colored American alligators. Luna, who previously lived alone, joined two females and one male alligator, sharing a large swimming area and lounging space. Visitors can watch as Luna and her new friends swim and float right up to three large windows, allowing all to clearly see her beautiful alabaster features from nostril to tail. “Luna’s transition to her new space has gone well,” said Aquarium Curator Hap Fatzinger. “All the animals are currently adapting.” Aquarium Husbandry staff did extensive research on bringing the alligators together, See HUNT, page 17B

(Pictured Above): Visitor’s finds eggs during the 2013 Alligator Egg Hunt at the N.C. Aquarium.

(Pictured Above): A marine educator leads summer campers at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher on an exploration of the local salt marsh. KURE BEACH, NCExplore, play, laugh, learn— children enrolled in summer camp at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher will do all this and more. Campers, ages 5 to 14, experience outdoor adventure, eco-education and make new friends. Trained marine educators lead the activities and introduce campers to live animals in a safe and fun atmosphere. Aquarium Camp runs 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday throughout the summer. Session details are below. Limited transportation to and from summer camp is offered, with pick-up points at a Monkey Junction and Ft. Fisher Ferry locations (This service requires an additional fee and registration). For more information and to register visit Nature Patrol: Campers develop basic animal observation skills while patrolling different local habitats. Join the

aquarium on its mission to conserve and protect North Carolina's environments. Dates: June 16-20, June 23-27 Ages: 5-6, 7-9, 10-12 Weird, Wonderful Wildlife: Have you ever wondered how frogs survive the winter, or why some fish can glow in the dark? Sometimes animals are wonderfully weird! Campers learn the strange adaptations animals make to live in their environments. Exploration trips inside and outside of the aquarium turn an animal encounter from an "eww" to an "aww" moment. Dates: June 30-July 3, July 711 Ages: 5-6, 7-9, 10-12 Animal Keepers: How do we feed 2,000 animals? What does it take to keep a 235,000gallon aquarium clean? Where do aquarium animals come from? Campers learn about the daily careand maintenance of aquarium animals. By helping prepare food, clean exhibits, See SUMMER, page 17B

PISA from page 5B News was able to pick up their 2nd win of the day 6-1 over 4 Season Site & Demo. • U10 Boys- El Cazador and Island Montessori game was canceled. Uncle Vinny’s was able to pick up their 2nd win of the season after picking up the

win over Barry K. Henline, PLLC 4-3. • U11/U12 Boys – Wilmington Lawn was able to stay in 2nd Place after their 6-1 win over State Farm – Jonathan Calhoun. In the next game Masonboro Family Medicine was able to improve to 4-1 on

their season after they defeated Hwy 55 8-2. In the next game Shuckin Shack was able to stay in 1st Place after their 7-1 win over Byrnes Realty. In the final game of the day Port City Geomatics was able to improve to 3-2 on the season after they defeated Play It Again Sports 7-

2. • U13/U14 Boys – Michael’s Seafood improved to 2nd Place after their close 3-2 win over Buffalo Wild Wings. In the other game Southport Sharks and Krazy Kones ended their game locked up at 1 goal apiece.

FONVIELLE from page 2B Confederate spy, Rose O'Neal Greenhow, and much more. Don’t miss this month’s program as Chris is a natural storyteller and knows as much as anyone about the history of Fort Fisher and the whole Federal Point area, during the Civil War period. Copies ofhis books will be for sale and Chris will be available to sign them personally. Last Month’s Program Our speaker was Michael Vickery, a Board member of Richard Neal’s Frying Pan Tower. Frying Pan is a shoal

area that reaches thirty miles south of Bald Head. In 1854 the U.S. government installed a light ship to warn shipping using the Gulf Stream of the shallows. By 1964 the last light ship was decomissioned and a permanent light tower built to replace it. This included work space and bedrooms to house coast guard personnel. By 2004 GPS had made this obsolete and in 2009 the Coast Guard put it up for auction. The first bids began at $10,000 and Richard Neal bid $11,137.15, his total assets. Then the gov’t stepped in and declared every

lighthouse to be worth at least $85,000. Mr. Neal borrowed from a friend and there were no other bidders. Since that time he and friends have spent every possible moment scraping away years of accumulated rust and restoring bedrooms, a modern kitchen, and work spaces . It currently can sleep eight and they hope to increase this to 14. The living platform is 65 feet above the water and the only access is by helicopter or boat with a breaches buoy needed to transport visitors and cargo up to the platform. Primary activities for visitors are fishing and

scuba diving with a pool table and sundeck outdoors for rougher days. Weekend rentals are available with food being served,mostly fish, plus whatever is brought from the mainland.

ALZHEIMER’S from page 3B them usually falls on their families, who frequently face and dread the unexpected and unknown. While it may be impossible to predict behaviors exhibited by a person struggling with Alzheimers, there are free resources available to help area families cope with whatever situation may arise. “Many family caregivers wake up every day with anxiety and fear because they don’t know how a loved one with Alzheimers will act or react,” said Sara Blackman, owner of the Home Instead Senior Care office serving Wilmington. “We have a network of support including free tools and materials available to help family caregivers navigate the chal-

lenges that come with caring for someone with Alzheimer’s.” In recognition of World Alzheimer’s Month (September 2013), the Home Instead Senior Care network is offering a number of free resources to help local families who are living with Alzheimers, including workshops where family members will receive a version of the same in-depth Alzheimers CARE: Changing Aging Through Research and Education® training program training that was developed for the network’s professional CAREGivers. The workshops will offer specific solutions for the many common issues that arise when caring for someone with Alzheimer’s. The work-

shops will be offered on Wednesday, September 18, 25, October 9, 23, November 13, 20 and December 11 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Home Instead Senior Care, 2505 South 17th Street, Wilmington, NC. Also available is a free Confidence to Care at Home kit, an at-aglance collection of information, tips and resources to help handle difficult situations, avoid household accidents, encourage engagement, and prevent caregiver stress, that is designed for any member of the household to reference, anytime they need it. In addition, Home Instead Senior Care has developed Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias Daily Helper, a free smartphone app that families can use to search behav-

iors and help find solutions when they have to react quickly to a situation. The app, which will be available Sept. 16, is designed to help families manage issues as they arise, whether at home or in public. “According to experts, Alzheimer’s either is or may someday be a reality for about one-third of the families in our community,” said Blackman. “We want to replace their fears with a sense of confidence that they are equipped to handle any situation.” For more information about the Home Instead Senior Care network or its free Alzheimer’s resources, please visit or call the local Home Instead Senior Care office at 910-342-0455.

SECUTRITY from page 3B George W. Bush, have acknowledged that. “To make a long story very short, we are supposed to have $2.7 trillion in Social Security surplus, all earmarked for the baby boomers’ retirement, due to money generated by amendments approved in 1983,” says Smith, who has researched the topic for 15 years and is author of several books, including “The Looting of Social Security” and “Ronald Reagan and the Great Social Security Heist,” ( “But there’s no money in the fund.” Where did it go? Four administrations, from Reagan to George W. Bush, spent it on myriad non-Social Security efforts. “Obama didn’t have a chance to use it – it was gone,” Smith says. The 1983 amendments approved under Reagan generated revenue by accelerating Social Security payroll tax increases, allowing a portion of benefits to be taxed, and delaying cost-of-living adjustments from June to December. According to the Social Security Administration website: “The surpluses are invested in (and the trust fund holds) special-issue Treasury bonds.” But what’s actually sitting in the Trust Fund is non-marketable government IOUs – worthless, Smith says. The fact has been publicly acknowledged by a 2009 Social Security trustees report; Sen. Tom Coburn; and President George W. Bush, who in 2005 said, “There is no trust fund, just IOUs that I saw firsthand … future generations will pay –

pay for either in higher taxes or reduced benefits or cuts to other critical government programs.” Recently, Speaker of the House John Boehner offered a sobering statement on ABC’s “This Week,” on Oct. 6, 2013: “…Ten thousand baby boomers like me (are) retiring every single day – 70,000 this week; 3.5 million this year. And, it’s not like there’s money in Social Security or Medicare. The government, over the last 30 years, have spent it all.” Smith examines what needs to happen starting today. • Get the secret out. The total cost of paying full benefits in 2010 exceeded Social Security tax revenue by $49 billion, and the gap between revenue and costs will become larger in the coming years. “On Sept. 27, 2000, I appeared on CNN Today to discuss my book, ‘The Alleged Budget Surplus, Social Security, and Voodoo Economics;’ the host did not take me seriously and asked me if I was ‘a voice crying in the wilderness,’ ” Smith says. “I’d quickly realized that he was

right, with the exception of multiple statements by politicians and officials.” • Get the AARP, NCPSSM and the media involved. The only way the government was able to pay full benefits in 2010 was to borrow billions from China, among other creditors. The public is repeatedly being told by government officials and leaders from the AARP and the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare that the trust fund has enough money pay full benefits until 2033. “I have tried engaging the leaders of these organizations with my research, but my attempts have been unsuccessful,” Smith says. • Get the baby boomers engaged in protesting once again. Boomers are no strangers to taking to the streets to express their outrage. However, “I’m beginning to think that it’s going to take missed checks before the public gets raises their voices. Unfortunately, you just don’t know what you have until it’s gone.”

Next Month! 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 Donuts. Copies of his book will be available for sale and signing by Daniel.

Gazette, Apri l 16th, TENNIS from page 2B players. For more information, please call Bob Fitzsimons at Town Hall (910) 458-8216 between the hours of 9 am and 12 pm daily. You are eligible if you rank betwee 2.5 and 4.0.

2014 19B Ladder is updated weekly and all information can be found on the display board by the Kure Beach Tennis Courts. Any concerns or questions call Bob in the afternoons or evenings at (910) 200-6025.

GUITAR from page 2B Camp is brought to Kure Beach by Terry Godwin with Revolver Music. Camp will be held on Wednesday mornings from 9 am until 10 am, starting on June 25, 2014. The program runs every Wednesday through August 13, 2013, excluding July 9th and 23rd, for a total of 6 classes. The cost to participate is $15 per class and the program is designed for students ages 7 and up. Registration is now

open, contact Revolver Music at (910) 799-1999 or Terry will be hosting an “Open Practice” for 5 of his different girl bands at the Community Center on Sunday, March 30th. This practice session is open to the public from 2 pm until 5 pm. If you might be interested in signing your child up for the summer camp, this is the perfect opportunity to meet the instructor and see what some of his young students are up to.

TAX HELP from page 6B Birding Trail. Donations made to the Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Fund make up the largest and most significant source of non-federal funding to help these animals, so donations are critical to the continuation of many projects. Current work includes surveys to determine the abundance and distribution of species such as bog turtles in western North Carolina, redcockaded woodpeckers in the Coastal Plain and Carolina gopher frogs in the Piedmont. Through surveys, biologists collect data that help them determine the most effective ways to manage wildlife and their habitats. This ensures species not only survive, but thrive, in a state where habitat continues to disappear at an alarming rate. More than 1,000 nongame species are found in North Carolina. Many of them, such as robins, cardinals, treefrogs and green anoles, are common and can be found in many backyards, fields and woods. Others, such as sea turtles, Carolina northern flying squir-

rels and several bat species, are endangered and need conservation to prevent them from disappearing entirely from our state’s landscape. Online tax preparation software, such as TurboTax, does not have numbered lines, so efilers will be asked if they would like to make a donation to the Nongame and Endangered Wildlife Fund. Other tax filers can also tell their tax preparer that they would like to donate. Tax season isn’t the only time or way to contribute to wildlife conservation. Other ways to help North Carolina’s wildlife and their habitats yearround are: • Registering a vehicle or trailer with a N.C. Wildlife Conservation license plate; • Donating online;


More information about the Wildlife Diversity Program, including projects and quarterly reports, is available on the Commission’s Conserving page.

20B Gazette, Apri l 16th, 2014 visit www.pleasureislandyPIYBL from page 4B Seafood beats Play It Again or find them Sports 2-0. April 7th Coble on Facebook! Ward Smith takes the win with Mark your calendars for a 3-2 lead over American Saturday May 10th where Legion Post 129. April 11th Pleasure Island Youth Coble Ward Smith third-inning Baseball’s travel team “The burst enough to top Michael's Barracudas” will hold a Seafood Restaurant, 8-0. April fundraiser BBQ. The event will 11th Play It Again Sports has a be held at the American Legion 5-0 victory over Pleasure Post 129 beginning at 4:00pm. Island Chamber of Commerce. For only $8 per plate will you Games scheduled through April get fresh North Carolina BBQ, 18th have been postponed until baked beans, slaw and dessert a later date because of tradi- all while supporting local tional school Spring Break. youth! Baseball players and Many coaches have informed parents are now selling tickets! us that they would not be able For more information league to field an entire team because schedules and stats visit of families being out of town. www.pleasureislandyouthbasePIYL will announce the new, you can also follow dates for those games soon. For Pleasure Island Youth Baseball more information on the league on Facebook!

TRACK from page 4B a few of there top point scorers. THe final score was: Laney 128.5, Ashley 116, West Brunswick 66, Topsail 45.5, Coastal Christian HS 10, and Cape Fear Academy 4. After Spring Break the Eagles will be cometing in the New Hanover County Championships April 19th at Ashley High School against: New Hanover High School, Hoggard High School, Laney HIgh School, Coastal Christian High School, and Cape Fear Academy. • SCREAMING EAGLE INVITATIONAL The Screaming Eagle Track & Field Invitational was held at Ashley High School this past Saturday and saw a record number of participants. It was a excellent day for competition as several athletes participating in the event posted Marks and Times in the top 10 in the State including some of the Eagles Track & Field Team. The Day kicked off with the Girls 4x800 Relay. In this race the Hoggard Vikings took the Early lead followed by the Eagles and by the end of the Race the Vikings were able to maintain 1st Place with a time of 10:10 (17th in NC), Jacksonville was 2nd 10:15, Croatan was 3rd 10:20 and Ashley High School was 4th with a Season Best time of 10:28. The Boys 4x800 relay followed and in this race the Eagles were able to come back on the 3rd Leg to take the lead and hold it finishing in 1st Place with a new Meet Record time of 8:12.29. 2nd Place was Jack Britt 8:17.78, Pine Forest 8:18.03 and New Hanover in 4th at 8:21.38. The Prelims followed the 4x800 Relay. Followed by the finals, the 1st one being the Girl’s 100 Meter Hurdles. Jacksonville’s Dominique Chandler was 1st Place 15.7 (new Meet record) and teammate Danielle Neufville was 2nd 17.51. Jack Britt’s Dinah Marie Dumpson was3rd 17.73 and New Bern’s Yasmine Artis was 4th 18.16. The Eagles Rachel Luscher made the finals and finished in 8th Place with a time of 18-98. Next up was the Boys 110 Meter Hurdles. South View’s Xavier Brown ran the 17th fastest time in the state with a 17.97 to take 1st Place followed by, West Carteret’s Andrew Spears with the 26th fastest time in NC. North Brunswick’s Evin Bellamy was 3rd 15.7 and Laney’s Mykol Branch was 4th 15.77. New Hanover’s Rome Murphy was 6th in this event 16.01. Following the Prelims was the Freshman Mile. In the Girl’s Race Jacksonville’s Haley Schaeffer crushed the meet record with a 5:34, followed by 2 West Carteret runner’s Isabelle Baggett 5:46, and Olivia KaChenChai 5:47, Laney’s Cameron Smithwick was 4th with a 5:52. Ashley’s Ryleigh McIntyre 6:16 and Catie Condon had a 7:17. In the Boy’s Freshman Mile, Cape Fear Academy’s Alex Nadaud started off the 1st 200 at :29 and went thru the 1st 400 faster than the Regular Mile at 1:04. Cary Academy’s Coleman Mitchell took over at about 800 to go and finished with a 4:39. South View’s Rontrel Felton was 2nd 4:42, Alex finished in 3rd Place with a 4:46, Jack Britt’s Shawn Ocasio was 4th 4:48. Ashley’s George Malahias was 17th 5:21 and Nathan Oval had a 5:56. Next on the Track was the 100 Meter Dash, this event also had some of the top ranked competition in the state. In the Girls Race South View’s Denali Hamilton laid down the 24th fastest time in NC with her 12.38, followed by Pine Forest’s Aaliyah Quick 12.43, Terry Sanford’s Alexandria Sprinkle 12.61, and Ashley’s Destiny Godfrey in 4th Place 12.85. New Hanover’s Imani James was 7th with a 13.05. In the boys race Terry Sanford’s Jahmaal Daniel laid down the 4th Fastest time in NC with a 10.6, flowed by Laney’s Kion Hobdy 10.98, South View’s Trey McArn 11.03, and New Bern’s Trekel Lockett 11.05.

Gazette, Apri l 16th, BASEBALL from page 4B dropped a squeeze bunt for the first run, and was safe at first. After Kam stole second, William Noxon placed a single in centerfield that scored 2 more runs. The win puts Ashley's record at 10-4 (6-2 in the Mideastern). • 4/11 – Ashley 1 New Hanover 2 - In a well played ballgame on both sides tonight, the Ashley baseball team came up short, suffering a 2-1 defeat

Ashley’s Zan Richardson was 7th Place with a 11.26. Next Event up was the 4x200 Meter Relay and Jack Britt Girls destroyed the rest of the field winning with a 1:45.05 12th Best time in NC, after 4 seconds the 2nd Place team finished Pine Forest had a 1:49.34, followed by White Oak 1:49.37 and Seventy-First 1:50.46. In the Boys Relay again Jack Britt took 1st Place with the 5th fastest time in NC 1:28.88, followed by New Bern with a 1:30.18, Seventy-First HS with a 1:31.19 and West Carteret 4th 1:32.40. The Open Girl’s Mile was the next event on the track and this was also expecting some very fast times. South View’s Taylor Delany won with a time of 5:20, Linerty Christian’s Noel Palmer was 2nd just 2 seconds behind her, and Laney’s Kerry Leonard was 3rd 5:25, Croatan’s Savannah Pugh was 4th 5:29. Ashley’s Julia Boudreau was 6th with a 5:33 and Sarah Silika was 9th with a 5:42. Meghan Chinn was also in the mile and set a season best time of 6:31. In the Boy’s Open Mile a slow pace played into Cary Academy’s favor as he won with a meet record time of 4:23, followed closely by South View’s Michael Staples with a 4:25, Pine Forest’s Josh Mitchell with a 4:26, and Cary Academy’s Josh Mitchell was 4th with a 4:28. Locally Coastal Christian High School’s Justin Lehn had a 4:28, and Ashley’s Daniel Lancaster was 11th 4:41, Chris Avery was 20th with a 4:51, and Sophomore Cody Benton is closing in on the sophomore record with a 4:50 and taking 19th Place. In the Girls 4x100 Relay South View smashed the meet record by 2 seconds with a 49.36 good enough for 13th in the State and 1st Place in the Meet. The were followed by Pine Forest in 2nd Place 50.85, White Oak was 3rd 51.70 and New Bern was 4th 52.22. New Hanover was the 1st Local team in in 5th Place 52.34. In the Boys 4x100 New Bern laid down the 16th fastest time in the State to take 1st Place 43.44, Southwest Onslow was 2nd Place with a 43.85, Seventy-First was 3rd 43.94, and E.E. Smith was 4th 44.62. Laney was the 1st Local team at 5th Place 44.81 and Ashley was 7th with a 45.44. The 400 Meter Dash saw some blazing fast time. In the girls race Jack Britt’s Tiarra Bailey put down the 16th fastest time in the state with a 58.82, South View’s Deja Weaver the 31st fastest time in 2nd with a 59.63, Liberty Christian’s Rachel Morris was 3rd 1:00.03, and West Carteret’s Mackenzie Whitaker was 4th 1:00.92. Ashley’s Destiny Godfrey finished in 5th Place with a 1:01.03, Raven Davis was 16th 1:05.27 and Alyssa Yaw was 17th 1:05.29 (these 3 ladies and Julia Boudreau would later set the girls 4x400 meet record which stood since 2008). In the boys 400 Meter Dash Pine Forest’s Dakota Schaub put down the 6th fastest time in the state to take 1st Place with a meet record time of 49.1. Taking 2nd Place was Seventy-First’s Carlos Lawrence with 20th fastest time in NC 49.75, 3rd Place was 27th fastest in NC Jack Britt’s Juwon DavisJohnson 50.12, and in 4th was 40th on the List Eastern Wayne’s Lavoris Vick 50.45. 2 more athletes from this meet

made the top 50 list released on Next up was the 300 Meter Hurdles. In the Girls Race Jacksonville’s Dominique Chandler won with a 46.77 the 16th fastest time in the state, she was followed by Jack Britt’s Dinah Marie Dumpson with the 33rd fastest time in the state 48.14, 3rd Place was also from Jack Britt Sharina McLeod 50.86, and in 4th Place was Croatan’s Danielle Brisson 51.11. Ashley Rachel Luscher was the fastest from our area with a 53.56, Ashley’s Sandra Peters was 11th with a 54.65, and Katie Carter had a 1:00.21. In the boys 300 Hurdles West Johnson’s Xavier Carter laid down the fastest time currently run in NC in this event with a 38.73, New Hanover’s Jackson Denton was 2nd Place with the 10th fastest time in NC 39.83, West Carteret’s Andrew Spear was 3rd with a 40.47 21st in NC, and in 4th Place was North Brunswick’s 40.93 32nd in NC. There were 2 more athletes from this meet made the top 50 list released on The 800 Meter Run was the next event on the track and this was equally as fast. In the girls race Jack Britt’s Kate Sanborn won with a time of 2:21, followed by Laney’s Kerry

Leonard with a 2:24 27th in NC, South View’s Taylor Delaney was 3rd with a 2:25 37th in NC, and Samantha Schleiker from West Carteret was 4th with a 2:31. Ashley’s Julia Boudrea was 6th Place with a 2:32, teammates Lindsey Williams was 19th 2:43 and Morgan Marraccini was 23rd 2:45. In the boys race a fast pace by the leader’s played into the Eagles hands as Joseph Harty was able to start his kick with 300 Meters to go to take the win with a personal best time of 1:59.13 31st in NC, South View’s Austin Crawford and Michael Staples were 2nd and 3rd with times of 1:59 each, Ashley’s Rylee Smith also had a strong finish moving him from the middle of the pack to the front as he took 4th Place with the 40th fastest time in NC. Teammate David Fletchner went from send to last in this race with 300 Meters to go to take 9th in his heat with a 2:06.92, finishing the last 300 meters in 46 seconds. More Pictures and the rest of the events from this meet including the: 200 meter Dash, 3,200 Meter Run, 4x400 Meter Relay, Shot Put, Discus, Long Jump, Triple Jump, High Jump, and Pole Vault will be in next week’s issue along with more pictures.

2014 21B at the hands of New Hanover. Cully Crott pitched well enough to win, but the bats just never came around. Cully, Kameron Johnson, William Noxon, and Evan Laverick each had hits for the Eagles, as they drop to 10-5 for the season, now tied atop the Mideastern conference at 6-3. The Eagles are back in action next week in their Ashley Spring Break Tournament.

22B Gazette, Apri l 16th, 2014 FOURTH year in a row, while CHOWDER from page 1B from nine local and regional the 1st Runner-up was Gibby’s restaurants from Carolina Dock and Dine. Two additional Beach to Wilmington and as far prizes were awarded with the away as Shallotte. Most Enthusiastic Tent going to Thousands enjoyed great Havana’s and the Best food, good music, and family Decorated Tent went to fun, with the kids and the entire Gibby’s. family at this family-oriented During the Chowder Cookevent. Children enjoyed the Off, The Mark Roberts Band park’s playground and a Kidz entertained the 3,500+ folks, Zone with face-painting, a while they ate chowder, giant inflatable slide and more. swayed to the beat and downed The gates were scheduled to a cold beverage in the pictureopen at 11:30 am, but due to the perfect Pleasure Island aftercrowds, people were admitted noon. The Chamber would like by 11:00 am. to thank all their sponsors (Eye A distinguished panel of Care Associates, Carolina judges including Mayors, Family Medicine and Urgent Councilmen and Media person- Care, R.A. Jeffries Distributing alities selected Gibby’s Dock and the Town of Carolina and Dine from Carolina Beach Beach), as well as all our volas the Judge’s 1st Place winner, unteers, Step-Up For Soldiers, while Havana’s Fresh Island The Pleasure Island Parrot Restaurant (also in Carolina Heads and especially the nine Beach) the Judge’s 1st Runner competing restaurants. Up. In a mirror-image, The REMEMBER – On Pleasure coveted People’s Choice 1st Island, Chowder always tastes place winner went to Havana’s- better than azaleas! See you Carolina Beach, for their next year.

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Nautilus • Art & Frame “WHERE FRAMING IS OUR ART”

(Pictured Above): Nautilus Art & Frame is located in the Pleasure Island Plaza at 1009 N. Lake Park Boulevard Unit A-4. By: Mitchell Houska Staff Writer Give your artwork its shot at fame, with a custom border from Nautilus Art and Frame. Locally owned and operated by, Anna Penny, Nautilus Art and Frame is a framing and art

gallery, offering a variety of different types of frames, from wood to metal, and featuring works by local artists and collector items as well. At Nautilus, you can frame almost anything. From art and photos, to keepsakes and memorabilia and even custom mirrors, if it will fit in a frame,

Anna can frame it. Nautilus Art and Frame was opened in May of 2013 by Anna Penny, along with help from her daughter, Becca, and celebrated its Grand Opening in July of 2013. Nautilus currently occupies the space formerly

known as Frame Mart, in the Pleasure Island Plaza. Since purchasing the business, Scott of Frame Mart, has helped Anna to make the transition and many former patrons of Frame Mart have become See NAUTILUS, page 6C



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Pleasure Island Tattoo

Shore Break Bikes

(Pictured Above): Shore Break Bikes is located at 915 North Lake Park Boulevard, Suites A and B, in Carolina Beach, just a short turn onto Bennet Lane. They are open year round. Hours of operation are: Monday through Saturday, from 9:30am to 5:00pm and 12:00pm to 4:00pm on Sunday. For more information, call (910) 880-1013, go to their website at or check them out on facebook. (Pictured Above): Pleasure Island Tattoo is located at 1009 Lake Park Boulevard, in the Pleasure Island Plaza in Carolina Beach. Hours of operation are 12:00pm to 9:00pm, Monday through Sunday. For more information or to set up an appointment, call (910) 398-0149 or send an email to You can also check them out on the web at or on facebook. Set yourself apart from the crowd and add a little art to your anatomy, with a tattoo from Pleasure Island Tattoo. Pleasure Island Tattoo, locally owned and operated by New Hanover County native, Dixon Broadfoot, has been in business for a little over a year now. Having officially opened its doors in March of 2013, Pleasure Island Tattoo is the first and only tattoo shop to have been established in Carolina Beach in many years. Pricing for tattoos starts at See TATTOO, page 5C

Shop the Olde General Store For All Your Easter Goodies Anyone who remembers general stores from their childhood might tell you that they think of them fondly as a wondrous place that contained a little bit of everything within their rustic walls. The Olde General Store in the Cotton Exchange captures every bit of the excitement that comes from visiting those grand stores of yesteryear See GENERAL, page 5C

Club include April McDavid, Wendy Fincher-Hughes, Alicia Devereaux, Joyce Barnwell, and April McMunn. Listing Volume: April McDavid won Listing Volume Agent of the Month with $2.7M in new listings. Other members of the Listing Volume Producers’ Club include Joyce Barnwell,

Wanda Berry, and Alicia Devereaux. Under Contract Volume: April McDavid won Under Contract Volume Agent of the Month with $1.9M in contracts. Other members of the Under Contract Volume Producers’ Club include Joyce Barnwell, Alicia Devereaux, and Andrew Kelly.

Your Local Real Estate Market Analysis Countinued from last Week Year-End 28480 • The average selling price of $727,210 has decreased 3.2% from year-end 2012 average selling price of $751,320. • 8% of sellers in 2013 paid a concession compared to 7% in year-end 2012. The best of all zip codes. • The average list price of $799,085 for 2014 has decreased 4.6% over year-end 2012 average list price of $837,261. • The average number of days a property remained on the market for 2013 was 254 days compared to 291 days for year-end 2012.

If you’re tired of riding around in your stuffy car and feel like you’re not taking full advantage of this beautiful weather, take a break, and visit Shore Break Bikes to get your stylish new ride. Shore Break Bikes, owned and operated by Carolina Beach local, Diane Hodapp, is a full service bike shop. Shore Break recently celebrated their one year anniversary, in March of 2014, and they are looking forward to another prosperous year to come. They offer everything from, sales and rentals, to parts and accessories and even repair and customizations. You can find almost any type of bike at Shore Break, from beach cruisers and bike path models to “fixies” and road bikes. They offer well known brands like the Schwinn Signature Line, Phat Cycles, See BIKES , page 5C

BROOKLYN ARTS CENTER ANNOUNCES THE SPRING FLEA AT BAC --Event to feature vintage marketplace, food trucks, cash bar, and raffle--

Intracoastal Realty Announces Top Agents in Carolina Beach Office Carolina Beach, NC -Intracoastal Realty recently announced their top performers for the month of March 2014 in the Carolina Beach office. Closed Volume: Karen Berry won Closed Volume Agent of the Month with $1.2M in closed sales. Other members of the Closed Volume Producers’

By: Mitchell Houska Staff Writer

• The median sold price of $645,000 for 2013 has increased 2.9% from year-end 2012. • Sold homes in 2013 received 91.01% of the asking

price, an increase from 89.74% for year-end 2012. EDITOR’S NOTE: Story to be continued in next week’s Island Gazette. See MARKET, page 5C

Wilmington, NC, April 2014- The Brooklyn Arts Center is excited to announce “The Spring Flea at BAC” at the Brooklyn Arts Center (516 North 4th Street—the corner of

Campbell and North 4th streets) on Friday, June 6, from 3-9 p.m., Saturday, June 7, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, June 8, from noon to 5 p.m. Renowned as the “ulti-

mate vintage flea” and attended by more than 1,500 shoppers and dozens of vintage vendors from around the region, The Spring Flea is a See BROOKLYN, page 5C

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Hair Xperts “Cuts, Trims, Styling, Lo-lites & Hi-lites, Perms, Coloring, Facial Waxing, Color Corrections & Much More”

(Pictured Above): Hair Xperts is located just off of South College Road and 17th Ext in the Fulton Station Shopping Center at 3715 Patriot Way unit 127. You will find them just behind Smithfield’s Chicken and BBQ. They are always excited to accept new clients so feel free to walk on in. If you would like to schedule an appointment give them a call at (910) 791-4247 . When you just want great hair look no further than the Hair Xperts in Wilmington. At Hair Xperts you will find one of our areas’ most experienced and professional teams of salon personnel. Owner and operator of Hair Xperts “Arnie Kasdan is a master haircutter with over 40 years experience. Mr. Kasdan graduated from beauty school in 1967 and earned the distinction of being

the first unisex haircutter on Long Island in 1968. He was also one of the original Paul Mitchell associates, having been the only cosmetologist in New York in 1979 to travel with Paul Mitchell and teach as a platform artist. Arnie also helped launch the evening cosmetology program at Cape Fear Community College.” His wife “Iris Kasdan arrived from See HairXperts, page 4C


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Finding the Best Pediatric Dentist for your Family Until you had children, you might not have even known there was such a thing as Pediatric Dentistry. You might even think that a Pediatric Dentist is just a regularly trained dentist that loves kids and chooses to limit his or her practice to children and adolescents. Actually, Pediatric Dentistry is a true specialty and it requires rigorous training. Pediatric Dentists complete their four-year Dental school curriculum and then continue See BOZART, page 5C

NHRMC Coastal Family Medicine Plans Information Session During National Osteopathic Medicine Week To emphasize the importance of leading healthy lifestyles, osteopathic physicians (DOs) from NHRMC Coastal Family Medicine and SEAHEC (South East Area Health Education Center) are hosting an information session from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15th, at UNC-Wilmington’s DePaolo Conference Room. The event is being held in conjunction with National Osteopathic Medicine Week.During the event, DOs will discuss their approach to medicine and the impact its residency program has on the community. For more information, contact Joy Sessoms at 910.332.3613. National Osteopathic Medicine (NOM) Week is April 13-19. NOM Week brings the osteopathic medical profession together to focus on one common goal—increasing awareness of osteopathic medicine and DOs in communities across the country. What is a DO? Osteopathic physicians (DOs) are fully licensed to prescribe medication and practice in all specialty areas, including family practice, surgery and psychiatry. Currently, there are more than 104,000 DOs and osteopathic medical students in the U.S. DOs are trained to consider the health of the whole person and use their hands to help diagnose and treat their patients. They focus on preventive health care by teaching their patients to develop attitudes and lifestyles that don’t just fight ill-

ness but also help prevent it. About SEAHEC - The South East Area Health Education Center (SEAHEC), Wilmington’s largest foundation-based non-profit organization, was created in 1972 with the mission to improve healthcare in New Hanover, Pender, Brunswick, Duplin and Columbus counties by providing education, training and resources to healthcare professionals. It operates under the guidance of the Health Sciences Foundation Board. SEAHEC increases the local medical workforce by coordinating residency programs, providing clinical experience for medical students and inspiring youth to pursue healthcare careers. SEAHEC also provides medical services to the underserved through its medical practices and assists area physicians to adopt electronic health records and improve clinical quality. Over its 40 year history, SEAHEC has trained thousands of doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers to ensure highquality healthcare services are available to all residents in the region. For more information on SEAHEC programs and services visit About New Hanover Regional Medical Center - With a dedicated team of more than 6,000 employees, 550 physicians and 800 volunteers, New Hanover Regional Medical Center is one of the largest county-owned public hospitals in the United States. A multiSee SESSION, page 5C

New Hanover Regional Medical Center to offer smoking cessation classes in April According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the adverse health effects from smoking contribute to one out of every five deaths in America. If you are thinking about quitting smoking, New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC) is offering a program that can help. Smokeless is a program created by the American Institute of Preventative Medicine to help people quit smoking permanently. The Smokeless program helps individuals succeed by giving them

the tools they need to overcome the urge and pressures to smoke. The program includes seven classes beginning on Tuesday, April 8 and continues April 16, 17, 22 and 29. All classes take place at 7 p.m. in the first floor classroom of the NHRMC Rehabilitation Hospital. Participants receive booklets, a relaxation CD, quitting aids, and toll-free counseling. The cost of the program is $60. To register or receive more information, call Iris Baker at 910.667.8297.

HairXperts from page 3C Israel more than 25 years ago an already experienced hair stylist. Salon owner and master colorist, Iris has extensive training in hair color and color corrections and is a certified GODLWELL colorist.” Hair Xperts is also proud to welcome Marina Miliotakis to the team. “Miliotakis joined Hair Xperts in 2012. Originally from New York, Marina studied at the prestigious Jon Louis School of Beauty. With more than 20 years of experience at the famous Elizabeth Arden Red Door Salon as the head of color and education for Wella. Marina is experienced in hair coloring, color correction, razor cuts, make up artistry and waxing for men and women.” The vast wealth of knowledge and experience found at Hair Xperts makes them a premier choice in the Wilmington area. Services offered everyday by Hair Xperts include cuts, trims, styling, Lo-lites and Hilites, perms, coloring, facial waxing, color corrections, Brazilian Keratin Taming system and much more. “We do it all and will make the appropriate suggestions for your hair type. We offer a host of services that will have you looking and feeling marvelous in no time. Our hair salon and staff will always make you feel welcome and we will provide you with the latest in hair style fashions to suit your personality and style.” They offer complete grooming for men including beard trims. Can’t get your beard to look the way you want? Let Hair Xperts give you a masterful beard trim with clean lines and a professional appearance. Hair Xperts is one of the area’s top choices when it comes to formal styles for wed-

dings and other special events. They offer unrivaled bridal packages so that you and your entire wedding party will be looking as beautiful as ever on the big day! Please contact them or visit their website for more details on their amazing budget conscience bridal packages. Hair Xperts is always bringing their clients the most sought after and trusted styling and hair care products. They are very proud to announce that they now offer the famous Moroccanoil Treatment. This “versatile, nourishing and residue-free formula can be used as a conditioning, styling and finishing tool. It blends perfectly with other products and even speeds up drying time. This treatment for hair completely transforms and repairs as its formula transports lost proteins for strength; fatty acids, omega-3 oils and vitamins for shine; and antioxidants for protection. It absorbs instantly to fill gaps in hair created by heat, styling and environmental damage.” Contact Hair Xperts today for more information regarding their Moroccanoil product line. Hair Xperts is located just off of South College Road and 17th Ext in the Fulton Station Shopping Center at 3715 Patriot Way unit 127. You will find them just behind Smithfield’s Chicken and BBQ. They are always excited to accept new clients so feel free to walk on in. If you would like to schedule an appointment or just find out more about Hair Xperts, give them a call at (910) 791-4247 . They invite you to browse their highly informative website to get an inside look at the salon. You can find them on the internet at www.HairXperts .com. Their clients are always wel-

come to come back in between visits for clean ups to keep their hair looking perfect. Over the many years of serving the Wilmington area,

Hair Xperts goal has always remained the same, having “satisfied clients who feel good about the way they look when they leave our salon.”

BIKES from page 2C 3G, Huntington Beach Bikes and Sun and a few new lines are soon to come. If you don’t want to buy a bike, you can always rent one for the week, and Shore Break has many models to choose from. The full service repair shop at Shore Break can fix almost any problem you might have. Full time technician, Chris Campbell, can repair all makes and models of bikes. Some of the more common repairs include; gearing, brakes, bearings, wheel truing and spoke replacement. If you need some custom parts installed, Chris can help you with that too. At Shore Break

Bikes their motto is, “Don’t just ride, ride in style.” Stay tuned to WECT for their new commercial, which airs this week, and features some local Carolina Beach scenery. Shore Break Bikes is located at 915 North Lake Park Boulevard, Suites A and B, in Carolina Beach, just a short turn onto Bennet Lane. They are open year round. Hours of operation are: Monday through Saturday, from 9:30am to 5:00pm and 12:00pm to 4:00pm on Sunday. For more information, call (910) 880-1013, go to their website at or check them out on facebook.

BROOKLYN from page 2C three-day event that will again be the go-to shopping experience of the season—with a wide array of vintage, retro, and upcycled treasures—and tons of fun, with Wilmington’s finest food trucks feeding the crowds, a coffee shop in the courtyard, and the BAC cash bar serving liquid refreshments. Admission to the flea is $5 at the door—good for all three days and includes a raffle ticket (kids 12 and under are free). Parking in the North Fourth neighborhood is free. For more information about The Spring Flea at BAC, please visit www.brooklynart- or contact BAC Event Coordinator Heather Thomson at 910-616-9882 or at About The Brooklyn Arts Center at St. Andrews— Located near the Cape Fear River, BAC is a beautiful, iconic church, built in 1888, that has been spectacularly refurbished as a multi-use event venue that hosts weddings, concerts, fundraisers, upscale vintage flea markets, and other awesome events. For more information about Brooklyn Arts Center, please contact Executive Director Rich Leder at 910-538-2939 or or visit

TATTOO from page 2C around $60.00 and goes up from there. They have thousands of designs for you to choose from at the shop or you can your bring your own designs from home and one of their four in-house tattoo artists can help you bring your idea to life. They offer a wide variety of after-care products to keep that tattoo bright and beautiful, and a product that will numb the area during the tattoo process. Pleasure Island Tattoos offers not only tattoos but piercings, and permanent make-up, as well. They sell different types of custom artworks, like hand-painted watercolor designs and other great gifts and they even design their own clothing. So, stop in and see what Pleasure

Island Tattoo has to offer for you. “We, at Pleasure Island Tattoo, would like to thank the town of Carolina Beach and its residents for their support and for the opportunity they’ve given us to be part of the local community. We had a great first year and hope for many more to come.” Pleasure Island Tattoo is located at 1009 Lake Park Boulevard, in the Pleasure Island Plaza in Carolina Beach. Hours of operation are 12:00pm to 9:00pm, Monday through Sunday. For more information or to set up an appointment, call (910) 398-0149 or send an email to You can also check them out on the web at or on facebook.

SESSION from page 4C campus healthcare system, NHRMC includes the main 17th Street campus where the NHRMC Betty H. Cameron Women’s & Children’s

Hospital, NHRMC Zimmer Cancer Center, NHRMC Behavioral Health Hospital and NHRMC Rehabilitation Hospital are located. New Hanover Regional Medical

Gazette, Apri l 16th, 2014 5C Center also includes the health care, NHRMC offers a NHRMC Orthopedic Hospital variety of healthcare services, on Wrightsville Avenue and the technologies and treatments for management of Pender patients of all ages. NHRMC Memorial Hospital in Burgaw. provides more than $140 milWith a team-based approach to lion in charity care each year.

GENRAL from page 2C complete with all types of goods you would expect and more. While you won’t find the huge bags of livestock feed and tools that might have been a general store’s main draw in their heyday, the Olde General Store provides many of the items which made those stores seem somewhat magical. One of the most memorable of items which kids always found at general stores had to be the seemingly endless selection of candies that delight adults as well as children. The vast assortment of old fashioned candies, locally made chocolates

and other various sweets will bring out the kid in anyone. The Olde General Store sells bulk candy by the pound and you can mix and match all of your favorites for the perfect assortment! The simple joy that comes from old fashioned candy is an experience in which everyone should indulge. In addition to the delicious treats The Olde General Store is also your one stop shop for the best souvenirs and sundries in town. They provide an assortment of “Cape Fear” and “Wilmington” items including post cards, magnets, key chains, cups, travel mugs, novelties and much more.

They have tons of great gift ideas for family and friends. Whether you are just visiting and looking for a unique piece of memorabilia to take home or if you live in the area but want to enjoy share the fun of the experience with family and friends, the Olde General Store is the perfect shop to visit. The Olde General Store is famous for their massive selection of Christmas ornaments and decor. The Christmas section of the shop is filled with amazing and unique items that everyone will love. They have everything from traditional and elegant to fun wild and beach

themed. Once you’ve seen their offerings no holiday season will ever again be complete without at least one trip to the Olde General Store. The Olde General Store is located in the Dahnhardt Building of the historic Cotton Exchange in downtown Wilmington. Free parking for Cotton Exchange shoppers is available in the lot on Water Street. If you would like to find out more about the Olde General Store please give them a call at (910)343-1342 or just stop by the next time you are in the area. Stop in today and see why they are Wilmington’s best souvenir shop.

BOZART from page 4C on for another two to three years for additional training in the specialty field of pediatrics. Your child is going to have a lifelong relationship with a dentist to keep his/her teeth healthy. Choosing the right Pediatric Dentist is key to forming a positive mindset for future visits. Here are five things we recommend you look for when choosing the right Pediatric Dentist for your family: • Is he/she board certified/licensed? This is very important. You want to make sure that your dentist is truly qualified to be working on your children's teeth. Most states provide a webpage you can use to verify your dentist's license as well. It will tell you where the dentist attended school and

the graduation date, how long he/she has held the license, any disciplinary actions that have been recorded, whether or not they have a permit for sedation or to use general anesthesia, and if they are board certified for any specialties. • Visit their office. Is it inviting? Is it obvious by the front desk staff and the waiting room decor, toys/games, reading material, cleanliness, etc., that they truly care about children? Keep an eye out for awards and training certifications. The American Dental Association as well as other dental organizations, will give certificates and honors to outstanding dentists. • Talk to the staff. If the staff is available, start chatting them up. Explain you are looking at Pediatric Dentists in the

area. How do they like Dr. Y? You will be able to tell quite a bit about the dentist by how the staff responds to your questions. You might even ask available parents in the waiting room about how they - and their - children like the dentist. • Check the dentist's ratings. Type a potential dentist's name into a search engine and look for sites that have parent ratings. You can find out a tremendous amount of information from the comments and insight of other parents. Obviously your family and friends will have honest insight as well but if you are new to an area, you might not have those personal resources just yet. • Am I allowed to remain with my child? A good pediatric dentist should always let you come back with your

child for visits. It is a good idea the first time to reassure your child and to see how the dentist interacts with him/her. Do keep in mind that your presence can also disrupt your child's relationship with the dentist so once you feel at ease, enjoy the opportunity to relax in the waiting room and enjoy some time to yourself. Remember that most pediatric dentists are warm, caring, professionals who love children and are proud to be serving you and your family. When it comes time to find the perfect dentist for your children, doing a little research will help to put your mind at ease. The right choice will make your bi-annual dentist visits something that you and your children can smile about.(910) 392-9101 bozart

CANCER from page 4C When actress Angelina Jolie tested positive for a BRCA1 gene mutation and she announced that she would undergo a proactive double mastectomy, she raised the awareness of the use of genetic testing in breast cancer prevention among women. While DNA testing potentially can be life saving, it’s important to understand who is a good candidate for the test and how results can help women make informed decisions about their health care. What Are BRCA Genes? BRCA1 and BRCA2 are genes that produce proteins that help repair damaged DNA and ensure the stability of the cell’s genetic material. “The BRCA gene is something that’s in all of us, it’s part of our normal biology,” said Dr. John Anagnost, medical

oncologist with Cape Fear Cancer Specialists - NHRMC Physician Group. “The gene works to keep cells from becoming abnormal. They prevent cells from multiplying out of control and thus prevent tumors before they begin.” In a small percentage of the population, women inherit a harmful mutation of the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene, which significantly increases their lifetime risk of developing breast or ovarian cancer. “If you have a BRCA mutation, DNA repair doesn’t occur and you can have problems, in this particular case, breast or ovarian cancer,” said Dr. Anagnost. Cancer Risk and Genetic Testing: Who Should Get Tested - Because the BRCA mutation is inherited, family history is an important indicator of who should consider testing. “If a woman has a signifi-

cant family history of breast or ovarian cancer, or has had a close relative who developed breast or ovarian cancer under the age of 50, she may benefit from doing genetic testing,” said Dr. Anagnost. “If we find one person with the gene mutation, we should look at the rest of the family.” The United States Preventive Services Task Force recommends that women with an increased risk of having a BRCA mutation be referred to a genetics professional to discuss testing. In general, those without a significant family history should not be tested. How Genetic Testing is Performed - DNA tests can be done from a blood or saliva sample. “The test can be done with a simple blood test, but we can also perform what’s known as a ‘swish test,’ where the patient swishes and spits a sam-

ple into a container; there are enough cells in that material to examine,” said Dr. Anagnost. The sample is then sent to a laboratory for analysis and takes about two weeks for the test results to come back. Options for Treatment While genes are just one risk factor for breast and ovarian cancer, knowing genetic status can help women make important decisions. Options can include surgery, use of the antiestrogen medicine tamoxifen, and/or close monitoring. “With the genetic information, the patient can talk with the genetic counselor and her physician about risks and decide what is best for her,” said Dr.Anagnost. Genetic testing for disease is a complex issue, so it is recommended that women who are considering genetic testing for breast cancer receive counsel-

MARKET from page 2C Year-End 28428 • The average selling price of $260,637 has decreased 1.7% from year-end 2012 average selling price of $265,146. • 18% of sellers in 2013 paid a concession compared to 17% for year-end 2012. • The average list price of $270,732 for 2013 has decreased 2.7% over year-end 2012 average list price of $278,143. • The average number of days a property remained on the market for 2013 was 180 days compared to 160 days for year-end 2012. • The median sold price of $239,900 for 2013 has increased 4.2% from year-end 2012. • Sold homes in 2013 received 96.27% of the asking

price, an increase from 95.33% for year-end 2012. Year-End 28449 • The average selling price of $367,716 has increased 6.5% over year-end 2012 average selling price of $345,291. • 8% of sellers in 2013 paid a concession compared to 21% for year-end 2012. The best of all zip codes. • The average list price of $383,544 for 2013 has increased 4.1% over year-end 2012 average list price of $368,454. • The average number of days a property remained on the market for 2013 was 175 days compared to 199 days for year-end 2012. • The median sold price of $300,000 for 2013 has decreased 7.0% from year-end 2012.

• Sold homes in 2013 received 95.87% of the asking price, an increase from 93.71% for year-end 2012. Year-End 28443 • The average selling price of $234,613 has increased 1.5% over year-end 2012 average selling price of $231,222. • 38% of sellers in 2013 paid a concession compared to 42% for year-end 2012. • The average list price of $240,303 for 2013 has increased 1.4% over year-end 2012 average list price of $237,038. • The average number of days a property remained on the market for 2013 was 120 days compared to 137 days for year-end 2012. • The median sold price of $225,000 for 2013 has increased .9% from year-end

2012. • Sold homes in 2013 received 97.63% of the asking price, an increase from 97.55% for year-end 2012. Eight out of ten zip codes reported an increase in the average sales price. Nine out of ten zip codes have the List to Sales price ratio above 95%. A substantial indicator that real estate is recovering is the fact that sellers are getting closer to their asking price. Nine zip codes reported fewer days on the market. For more market data and listings that covers our entire MLS, please click on "Properties" in our main menu on this website. Take advantage of these exceptional opportunities to invest in the American Dream of homeownership. Contact a Realtor® today! An Analysis of information from the Wilmington Regional Association of Realtors® Incorporated, for the period Jan. 1, 2005 through December 31, 2013 – data pulled on January 14, 2014. Average sold numbers for specific neighborhoods within each zip code can be higher or lower than these stated averages. It is highly recommend that you consult a Realtor® to determine how these numbers specifically relate to your neighborhood. Local MLS data is the most accurate source of sales and price information in specific areas, although there may be differences in reporting methodology.

6C Gazette, Apri l PIZZA HUT from page 8C Lover’s, Veggie Lover’s, Meat Lover’s, Supreme, Chicken Supreme, and Super Supreme, or create your own from a large variety of fresh meats and vegetables. In January, Pizza Hut introduced a new recipe for the Hand-Tossed style of crust, which is anything but ordinary, anything but uniform. No two Hand-Tossed pizzas at Pizza Hut will ever be the same again. It is made with a lighter and airier crust with bubbles and brushed with buttery garlic flavor. With this new dough, Pizza Hut is taking HandTossed Pizza to a whole new level! On March 30th, Pizza Hut introduced 3 new recipes for Garlic Parmesan Pizzas. The new recipes feature the new Hand-Tossed dough with a creamy garlic, parmesan, and romano sauce, toasted parmesan cheese on the crust edge and premium topping combinations finished with a parmesan/parsley blend on top. You can create your own or try one of the premium combinations that include: Chicken Bacon Tomato; Five Cheese Please; or Roasted Veggie. For a limited time, get any of the new Garlic Parmesan line for just $10. The Chicken Bacon Tomato is a savory combination of tender chicken, smoked bacon, and diced roma tomatoes. Five Cheese Please isn’t your average cheese pizza. With a combination of five cheeses, this recipe is an explosion of unique cheese flavor. The Roasted Veggie is a premium vegetable experience never

16th, 2014 before seen at Pizza Hut, made with roasted green peppers, mushrooms, and onions with diced tomatoes. Pizza Hut in Carolina Beach also sells WingStreetTM products. Buffalo wings come either traditional or boneless, and you can choose from 8 different sauce varieties. All wings are 60 cents a piece on Wednesdays. Apple pies are a popular WingStreetTM desert, and waffle fries have recently become available. Make Tuesday your families Pasta Night? Their famous rotini pastas come in two recipes; Meaty Marinara, or Creamy Chicken Alfredo. Pasta can be purchase as a single pan, or the family size, which is two pans, and both come with breadsticks. Pasta is on special every Tuesday at $6 for a single pan and $10 for the family size. Personal Pan Pizzas are a lunchtime favorite. In addition to breadsticks, Pizza Hut has cheese sticks, as well as cinnamon sticks and Hershey’s® chocolate dunker for desert. Pizza Hut does cater, so ask for special deals for groups of 10 or more. Contact them at (910) 458-4050, or order online at www.pizzahut .com, or from your favorite mobile device. You can follow Pizza Hut on facebook and twitter, and information about specials, menu items, and nutrition can be found on the website and in store. Pizza Hut is located at Snow’s Cut Shopping center (1401 N Lake Parke Blvd, suite 32), near Food Lion.

NAUTILUS from page 1C loyal customers of Nautilus Art and Frame. Anna Penny, has a background in art and interior design, which she uses to assist customers in making the best choice for their framing and home décor needs. Nautilus Art and Frame offers a wide variety of items. Besides frames, they offer local artists’ works, such as; Conrad Pope’s beautiful aerial photographs of the different landscapes of Pleasure Island, and even some of Anna’s own watercolor paintings. Nautilus has collector items like, Harbor Lights collectible lighthouses and Pipa Santas. Currently, all collector items are heavily discounted, to make room for more local artists’ works. Lighthouses are currently 75% off and all Christmas items are 50% off and will be until they are all gone. If you’re an aspiring artist and need a little direction or a hint of inspiration, Anna will be offering art classes in the very near future. “I enjoy getting to know my customers and they always come back. I like to know that everyone is totally pleased with their purchase, and if not, I will make it right.” Keep watching

the Island Gazette for more information about the upcoming art classes, which Anna will be offering, and will begin sometime in the month of April. Nautilus Art and Frame is located at 1009 North Lake Park Boulevard, in the Pleasure Island Plaza, in Carolina Beach. Hours of operation are, Monday through Saturday, from 10:00am to 5:00pm and they are closed on Sundays. For more information or to schedule your framing appointment, today, call Nautilus Art and Frame at (910) 458-6116. You can check them out online, at facebook/nautilusartandframe or at annapenny.word

SUBWAY from page 7C light wheat English muffin with all your favorite crisp veggies.” Another breakfast favorite is the “Sunrise Subway Melt” on flatbread with “tender turkey, crispy bacon, Black Forest ham and fluffy egg white under a blanket of bubbly melted cheese.” If you love breakfast so much that you crave it all day then you will be excited to hear that the Subway

in Carolina Beach offers the items on their breakfast menu all day and evening. With many delicious breakfast choices Subway is the perfect place to start or finish your day. Subway has plenty of room to eat in with their large and comfortable dining area or they are great when you are on the go and in a hurry. Consider a Subway Platter or Giant Sub for your next party or event.

Giant subs are always a crowd pleaser and perfect for your special day. Be sure to bring the kids with you, Subway’s Kids Pack offers a drink, toy and a custom sandwich to your little ones liking! For even more great deals check out Subways ad in the Island Gazette offering readers even more value when dining at Subway. You can contact the Carolina Beach Subway at (910) 458- 3809. If

you would like to find out more about Subway restaurants including information about specials, menu items and nutrition please visit them on the internet at Sign up for their newsletter and follow them on Facebook and Twitter for the latest about Subway. Subway is located in Carolina Beach at 700 North Lake Park Boulevard (right beside First Citizens Bank).

FIRE & SPICE from page 7C the riverside Hilton. They are open every day of the week from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and on Sundays from 12:00 noon until 6:00 p.m. If you would like to find out more about “Fire and Spice” please give them a call at (910) 762-3050. “Fire and Spice” is your downtown kitchen headquarters. A long time staple in the Cotton Exchange, the “Fire and Spice” gourmet kitchen shop has been an attraction for over 16 years that they have been open. Originally located in a different section of the Cotton Exchange, the “Fire and Spice” fame grew from their stock of a plethora of hard to find hot sauces. Year after year they grew a steady following of customers who always came back to find a new sauce to try or just to add more to their expanding collections. Now located in a larger space in the downstairs of the Cotton Exchange, “Fire and Spice” still offers the sauces that made them famous as well as many more that they have added over the years as well as now carrying a vast selection of kitchen supplies, novelties and a variety of other goods. Since their move last

April they have now expanded to carry all kinds of kitchen gadgetry. Of course in the long time spirit of Fire and Spice some of it is fun and humorous, but they also carry many things that are just needed items in or around the kitchen. They have hard to find and specialty items in stock so give them a call or just stop by if you are in need of anything specific. When it comes to any kind of hot sauce, “Fire and Spice” gourmet, will impress even the most knowledgeable of connoisseurs. They offer everything including some that contain the best flavor you will ever taste to others that will send you insane with heat. No matter if you are looking for the flavor from a “Jim Beam” brand sauce, or if you just want the type of sauce that will impress your friends with its off the scale heat factor, you can find it at “Fire and Spice.” “Fire and Spice” is all about promoting the great flavors that come out of the Carolinas and they prove it by offering a vast selection of local and North Carolina made products. They feature all kinds of jarred goods produced and packed locally like the famous line of products from

“Angela’s Pickled Peppers.” This includes everything from various pickled peppers to sensational pickled okra and even pickled collards. At “Fire and Spice” you will also come across some great local jelly and jam, and of course locally produced sauces. As stated before in this article you will find a great selection of North Carolina wines. Featuring 12 NC wineries including many they have been offering for years like “Duplin”, “Hinnant” and “Childress” you will always find your favorites at “Fire and Spice.” The “Fire and Spice” Gourmet shop is located at 312 Nutt Street in the Cotton Exchange in historic Downtown Wilmington. You will find them just beside the Cotton Exchange’s free parking lot across the street from the riverside Hilton. They are

open every day of the week from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and on Sundays from 12:00 noon until 6:00 p.m. If you would like to find out more about “Fire and Spice” please give them a call at (910) 762-3050. “Fire and Spice” is your downtown kitchen headquarters.

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Fire and Spice Gourmet


Try the New Flatizza™ at Subway

Your Kitchen Headquarters

(Pictured Above): Sign up for their newsletter and follow them on Facebook and Twitter for the latest about Subway. Subway is located in Carolina Beach at 700 North Lake Park Boulevard (right beside First Citizens Bank). You can contact the Carolina Beach Subway at (910) 4583809, menu items and nutrition please visit them on the internet at Stop by the Carolina Beach Subway and try the new Flatizza™. Made with mozzarella, marinara on crispy flatbread and toppings they you like it, the new Subway creation is sure to please! Other menu items include the classic 6" or 12" sub. You can have any sub toasted and if you are really hungry have their friendly Sandwich artists double the

meat for only a small extra charge. You can also get your favorites on a wrap or salad. Some of the favorites at Subway include their Spicy Italian, the Philly Cheesesteak, the Sweet Onion Teriyaki, and the Subway Club. If that isn’t enough to get your mouth watering and stomach growling then just go online and take a look at a menu with all of the

(Pictured Above): The “Fire and Spice” Gourmet shop is located at 312 Nutt Street in the Cotton Exchange in historic Downtown Wilmington. You will find them just beside the Cotton Exchange’s free parking lot across the street from the riverside Hilton. They are open every day of the week from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and on Sundays from 12:00 noon - 6:00 p.m. The “Fire and Spice” Gourmet shop is located at 312 Nutt Street in the Cotton Exchange in historic Downtown Wilmington. You will find them just beside the Cotton Exchange’s free parking lot across the street from See Fire & Spice, page 6C

(Pictured Above): Try the New Flatizza™ at Subway.

wonderful subs they offer. While most any item you choose on Subways menu is a great alternative to fast food they also offer a great selection of choices on their Fresh Fit and Heart Healthy menus that pack in tons of flavor with very low fat content. Subway now lets you turn any 6” or double meat sub into a chopped salad! Get your favorite Subway flavor combination out of the bread as a delicious salad and eat it with a fork! Subway’s breakfast menu is stacked with incredible options to get you off to a great start first thing in the morning. Subway offers a variety of breakfast sandwiches available on flatbread, or freshly baked sub rolls with your favorite breakfast meats and fresh veggies piled high. “Fluffy egg whites, Black Forest ham, salami and spicy pepperoni come together with bubbly melted cheese for a morning masterpiece worthy of the breakfast hall of fame,” on the Breakfast B.M.T Melt. “Try it today on a hot toasted See SUBWAY, page 6C


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Pizza Hut® - Make It Great™

(Pictured Above): Pizza Hut in Carolina Beach can be found at 1401 N Lake Park Blvd (Snow’s Cut shopping center). They offer both carryout and delivery, and orders can be placed by either calling (910) 458-4050, online at, or from your favorite mobile device with the free ordering app. Information about specials, menu items, and nutrition can be found on the website and in store. You can also follow them on facebook and twitter for the latest on new menu items at Pizza Hut. Pizza Hut in Carolina Beach is under new management, and offers an incredible menu including WingStreetTM buffalo wings, pasta, breadsticks, calzones, deserts, Pepsi® products, and of course, delicious Pizza. Orders are typically ready for carryout in 15 minutes or can be delivered straight to your door in about 30 minutes. All menu items are made to order by the friendly staff, just how you like. In addition

to the great deals and coupons Pizza Hut already offers, for a limited time you can get a large pizza in the specialty Garlic Parmesan line for just $10. There are also great deals for catering; no order is to large or to small. The Carolina Beach Pizza Hut offers medium and large pizzas in your choice of crust: Thin ‘N Crispy®, Pan, Hand-Tossed, or Stuffed. The specialty recipes are Pepperoni See PIZZA HUT, page 6C

April 16th, 2014 Island Gazette Newspaper  
April 16th, 2014 Island Gazette Newspaper  

The April 16th, 2014 Island Gazette print edition. Established 1978. Serving New Hanover County North Carolina, USA. Carolina Beach, Kure Be...