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Vol. 37 No. 19 | Wednesday May 7, 2014

County Commissioners Approve Funding For Fall 2014 Beach Nourishment Project

Shriners Parade Entertains Crowds In Carolina Beach Saturday

Left to right: Carolina Beach Council member Leann Pierce, Mayor Dan Wilcox, Congressman Mike McIntyre, Council members Steve Shuttleworth and Gary Doetsch and Town Manager Michael Cramer. McIntyre visited the area last week to tour the beachfront and talk about the future of beach nourishment funding. The Town's 50-year federal program expires in December and efforts are underway in Washington to extend that program.



CAROLINA BEACH - The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners voted at their

May 5th, meeting to approve using $1.86 million dollars of Room Occupancy Tax (ROT) revenues collected from hotels and motels to help fund pumping 500,000 cubic yards of sand onto the beach in Carolina

Beach later this year. The Board took no action on a request from neighboring Kure Beach to use the same funding source for a nourishment

See Funding, page 2-A

Council To Consider Permitting RV Parks On Lake Park Blvd |


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

See RV Parks, page 3-A

Carolina Beach Town Manager Talks Budget Process; Fee Proposal |


CAROLINA BEACH - The Carolina Beach Town Council will hold a budget workshop meeting May 8th, at Town Hall from 8AM to 12 noon.

One item listed in a budget document last week indicated a proposal for a 20% increase in water and sewer fees. Town Manager Michael Cramer said that was a starting point and only a proposal with regards to how to handle debt service in the water and sewer

fund. Cramer explained Tuesday May 6th, "My intent with this is to go through in general terms the items, talk about highlights for each individual departmental budget, see if there are any

custody of a dog due to a dangerous dog violation. While on scene Animal Services checked the welfare of the remaining dogs in her possession. Ms. Rembert was given a

The Sudan Shriners held a parade in Carolina Beach on Saturday May 3rd. Crowds of people came out to enjoy sunny weather and entertaining go-cart demonstrations, entertainment and floats. The Shriners are committed to providing the best care for children in their specialty areas of Orthopaedics, Burn Care, Spinal Cord Injury, and Cleft Lip and Palate, regardless of a family’s ability to pay. See page 1-B for more...

Many Get Parking Tickets During Chamber Event WILLARD KILLOUGH III | ByManaging Editor

CAROLINA BEACH - A number of people attending a ribbon cutting event held by the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce at Gibby's Dock and Dine Restaurant on Canal Drive were issued tickets while parked in a privately owned pay-parking lot on May 2nd. Many people including an employee of the Island Gazette and Carolina Beach Mayor Dan Wilcox received tickets.

See Tickets, page 8-A

On the left, a private pay parking lot on Canal Drive directly adjacent to a Town of Carolina Beach parking lot on the right.

Local Company Donates $1,500 To Carolina Beach Fire Department WILLARD KILLOUGH III | ByManaging Editor

See Budget, page 8-A

County Animal Services Investigation Leads to Drug Bust NEW HANOVER CTY - On April 24, 2014, New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office Animal Services Unit responded to the home of Mishawna Rembert at 4217 Parmele Road to take | 50 ¢

week to take her animals to a veterinarian to be examined due to the dogs appearing to be malnourished and in need of

See Bust, page 2-A

CAROLINA BEACH - The Carolina Beach Fire Department was presented with a donation of $1,500 on April 28th for an event held March 22nd at the American Legion Post 129 in Carolina Beach. The Mattress Capital of Wilmington sold brand new mattresses from Sealy, Simmons BeautyRest, or Solstice

See Donation, page 8-A

Michael from Mattress Capital of Wilmington presenting a $1,500 check to Grainger Soward of the Carolina Beach Fire Department on April 28th.



Spotlight On Business: Island Time Drop-n-Play

Spotlight On Coastal Cuisine: Deck House offers casual dining at its best

Island Time Drop-n-Play is “The Pleasure Island Kids’ Oasis” offering tons of fun, games, and social interaction for children with flexible drop in care, after School care and upcoming summer camps. See Page 1-C ...

The Deck House is casual dining at its best. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming for either date night or family dining. See Page 8-C ...

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Meeting Schedule ............................ 2-A Legal Notices ................................. 11-B Local Sports ......................................4-B Obituaries ........................................6-A Public Notices ................................12-B Schedule of Events ........................... 2-B School News .................................... 7-B

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

The Carolina Beach Town Council will consider a recommendation from their Planning Commission to approve a change to the zoning ordinance to permit Recreational Vehicle (RV) Parks in the Highway Business District along Lake Park Blvd (Highway 421). The Council will consider this amendment at their Tuesday May 13th, meeting following a public hearing at 6:30PM. New parks would have to get a conditional use permit and meet specific criteria for design and buffering from adjacent uses. (See report on page 1-A). RV's are not cheap. They are for many people a luxury vacation get-away or roaming home

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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? The amendment would permit RV Parks to directly abut residential areas. 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. Although, I've heard from some within Town Hall there have been inquiries about using that property for an RV associated use. Assistant Town Manager Ed Parvin recently commented there are potential locations throughout the Highway Business District that could be developed into RV Parks as long as they are at least 1.5 acres in size, or, two or more contiguous lots under same ownership that can be combined to equal more than 1.5 acres of land. Some of those include the old Federal Point Shopping Center, lots just south of Walgreens on Lake Park Blvd and others. There are lots across from Town Hall See Editorial, page 8-A


Represent The Few or The Many? I believe our Council represents the entire town and what's best for all 6000 plus people. The evidence is the vote on the pool in light of the many infrastructure priorities ahead of it and the savings inevitable to the taxpayers who will foot the bill. There are many other examples but this letter is about one new issue, a new or expanded Recreational Vehicle site especially

on Lake Park Boulevard. We are blessed with the effort for beach revitalization, new underground piping, new boardwalk improvements including the entryway from Cape Fear Blvd., the plans to further improve Cape Fear. All of these point to an improved town with visual proof to the visitors, residents, and future owners of property. Why then would any

reasonable person, unless one had a vested interest in a specific deal, vote for or approve the expansion of a highly visible RV site? In a town dependent upon investments from tourists and future owners, continuing on the track of declining visuals on the main street, with values lower than the vast majority of traditional homes, if so antiproductive, anti-visual, anti-tax

revenue, that it's a direct reversal of the improvements we're making due to wiser decisions you all have made. Troy, the owner of the RV business is the only person with the vested interest, excluding the RV owners, and he is a great guy, a good lawyer, a person I had the privilege to


by the middle of December. Considering the issues associated with the Carolina Beach project federally, staff supports this recommendation." Carolina Beach just received an infusion of sand pumped onto the beach last year. Bedsole said, "New Hanover County is very fortunate in that we have three coastal storm damage reduction projects. All three were congressionally authorized in 1962. The Carolina Beach project and Wrightsville Beach project started in 1965 and the Kure Beach project didn't start until 1996 following Hurricane Fran. The Carolina Beach authorization does expire the middle of December. We are working hard in Washington DC to try and get some extension language in the Water Resources Development Act. It has not come out of conference yet and we anticipate it to come out of conference at the end of May hopefully." County Manager Chris Coudriet explained, "For those folks who visit and stay in hotels, motels and other rental units, those individuals do pay 6% room occupancy tax. The room occupancy was originally 3% and it was added 3% to it a number of years ago. That first 3% is what we are talking about here tonight." The second 3% is used for tourism related expenditures with half going towards marketing and the other half towards tourism related expenditures that "put more heads on beds" such as funding fireworks displays, festivals and helping fund lifeguards. Coudriet explained, "That

first 3% was split into a 60-40 relationship. 60% out of that first 3% goes to what people often hear referred to as the "sand fund". Those are the dollars that we use to match federally authorized projects and customarily as the vice chairs point, we usually share in the non-federal point on a 50-50 relationship. But we draw those dollars out of the room occupancy tax exclusively funded through families and businesses that spend the night in facilities that are charged for collecting 6% on the room occupancy tax. So that is not a use of general fund dollars. Those dollars were authorized by the General Assembly for a specific purpose and we can only use them to match nourishment projects. We use those dollars not to do maintenance of the Carolina Beach Inlet, not to do the Mason's Inlet project from the 1990's, but specifically for placing sand on the beach at Wrightsville, Carolina and Kure Beaches." He said, "This is not a regularly scheduled renourishment cycle. It is the federal governments attempt to give a final nourishment to the beach with the ability to use federal funds. The number of dollars that we thought would be expected... is what the State planned for. The federal government, for everybody’s good fortune was able to identify additional dollars which is why the match from the local side is different." Coudriet explained, "This was an unplanned and off-cycle nourishment project. It was done in 2013 and the next regularly scheduled cycle is 2016 and that's where there is the

high probability there will be no federal funding available" for Carolina Beach. The Board of Commissioners approved the funding request and moved on to a request from the Town of Kure Beach for consideration of Kure Beach and Army Corp of Engineers advancing a threeyear coastal storm damage reduction project cycle. The Kure Beach Town Council previously sent a request to the County. That request, signed by Mayor Dean Lambeth, explained, "The Town of Kure Beach is submitting the enclosed resolution for your consideration. The purpose of the resolution is to request funding in the amount of $1,747,000 from the New Hanover County (NHC) Room Occupancy Tax (ROT) fund for a storm damage reduction project in 2014." The letter states, "The Town was contacted by the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) with a request to consider moving the scheduled 2016 storm damage reduction project to 2014. This is the same timeframe the Town of Carolina Beach is scheduled to receive their last authorized storm damage reduction project. The USACE stated it would be financially beneficial to reduce mobilization costs by providing this service to both towns, island wide, at the same time. Federal funding is available for this project whether it is done in 2014 or 2016 in the amount of $4,745,000. State funding is also available in the amount of

gence she was issued a state citation for misdemeanor animal cruelty. Ms. Rembert was also given the opportunity to sign the dogs over to Animal Services or risk having them seized due to the issued charge. Ms. Rembert stated she would not sign the dogs over to Animal Services therefore a Search and Seizure Warrant was applied for based on the condition of the animals. On May 1, 2014 a search and seizure warrant was issued in order to take possession of the 2 adult dogs and 4 puppies that were in the home. The Vice and Narcotics Unit were also on scene to assist due to the apparent drug paraphernalia around and inside of the home. Once inside the home they found the floor covered with feces and a strong odor of ammonia along with drug parapherna-

lia. Detectives obtained consent to search the residence. During the search 31 bags of heroin and .22 caliber pistol were recovered. The animals were still in need of veterinary care and living in unacceptable conditions. Officials immediately took custody of the animals and turned over the remaining scene and investigation to Vice and Narcotics. Animal Service Unit is currently working with the District Attorney’s Office in attempt to increase the misdemeanor animal cruelty to a felony. Mishawna Marie Rembert is a 25 year old white female. She was charged with one count of felony Possession of a firearm by a felon, one count of felony Maintain a dwelling for controlled substance, one

project later this year. Layton Bedsole, New Hanover County Shore Protection Manager, said, "In fiscal year 2014 the Army Corp of Engineers was able to bring forward approximately $2.1 million dollars from last years" budget and, "And in this years fiscal year 2014 work plan they were able to secure $2.7 million dollars. With that that's $4.8 million total. We were fortunate to have $727,000 from the State and we are asking tonight $1.863 million to make a $7.4 million dollar project." The $1.863 million would come from the County's Room Occupancy Tax Fund. Visitors to hotels, motels and short-term vacation accommodations pay a Room Occupancy Tax (ROT). Portions of that tax are used to fund beach nourishment in Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Wrightsville Beach. Other portions of the ROT are used for tourism promotion and to fund tourism related events that put more heads on beds in hotels. The Town's 50 year Authorization Agreement with the Federal government is set to expire at the end of this year. This could be the last time Federal money is received for such a project if congressional leaders do not reauthorize or extend the Town's Project Cooperation Agreement. Bedsole said the Army Corp of Engineers, "Needs to award this project by October 1st and have the project well underway

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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

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Bust From page 1-A veterinary care. She was cited on a civil citation for manner of keeping and treating as well as health and welfare. A cruelty notice was also issued to her due to their condition. On April 29, 2014 Animal Services Officers returned to Rembert’s residence for follow up on the health and welfare on her dogs. Upon arrival the Animal Services Officers noticed a strong odor of ammonia and feces coming out of the residence and found little to no improvement. It was determined by Animal Services that Ms. Rembert had failed to comply with the cruelty notice by not seeking veterinary care for the dogs. Due to her continued negli-

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See Funding, page 8-A

count of misdemeanor Possession of drug paraphernalia and one count of felony Possession with Intent to Manufacture Sale Distribute (PWIMSD) Heroin. She was placed under a $75,000.00 secure bond at the New Hanover County Jail. Source: New Hanover County.

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Budget From page 1-A questions. If there are questions I didn't cover in the highlights, they can let me know and I can try and give them information or write it down as something I need to address in the budget." He said, "There's options. The utility fund is the best example. What I threw out there was here is one option; it's 20% right off the bat. Do I think it's reasonable, no. It's one way of meeting our need for funds for debt service. But it doesn't 100% make it easy on everybody. There are seniors on fixed income and yes that impacts strongly but the other option is we have seven million dollars in fund balance in the utility fund. Why not use

Funding From page 2-A $808,000." The letter states, "As per the attached updated budget estimate from the USACE, the non-Federal ROT amount needed to do the project is $2,555,000. Subtracting the available State funding in the amount of $808,000, leaves a balance of $1,747,000 from the ROT fund to do the project in 2014. The non Federal ROT amount needed to do the project in 2016 is $1,277,500.

Tickets From page 1-A Jasmine Mckee of the Island Gazette commented Friday night, "Directly next to the Town of Carolina Beach's parking lot across from Gibby's which is separated by a split-rail fence. I assumed it was a town lot and my parking sticker was sufficient. Well SURPRISE it wasn't. Of course the parking maid didn't bother arriving to write tickets until the entire lot was full of people with the same thought process as me." Mayor Dan Wilcox said he got a $30 ticket. When asked if he knew it was a private lot, he said, "In the back of mind I guess the thought crossed my mind" but that he often parks in lots with his decal for free like everyone else and just crossed the street to attend the event. If not paid within a certain amount of time the ticket jumps to $75. The ticket also says failure to pay will result in legal action, court costs and collections. Also, if you fail to pay the ticket a boot or vehicle imobilization device can be placed on your vehicle when parking at any lot managed by the parking management company Park Select of Wilmington, NC. Town Manager Michael Cramer explained Tuesday May 6th, "For parking, you can have a private for pay parking lot in the Central Business District (CBD). That's a permitted use by land right. That was changed back in 2007. Before that you couldn't do any private parking for pay anywhere in Town. So they made it so you could do it in the CBD. Not until about 2010 did we actually have anybody that came in and wanted to do that." He said, "There's three lots in the CBD that are private for pay. The one right next to the Harbor Master" Town owned parking lot and, "There's one behind the one that's next to the Harbor Master lot on Carolina Beach

Coen From page 2-A work with on past town committees. However, expanding the RV locations on either his existing venue or on one of the Lake Park properties that are up for sale, would be detrimental to the revitalized town we/you have developed. We are succeeding in improving our long past, less than stellar reputation of a second rate place to visit compared to two other county beach towns.

some of that to offset the cost. Maybe only raise it by ten percent, two percent, whatever we want to do in there and come to some sort of compromise." He said, "The goal was, we have this funding gap, we have improvements we are making and we have to find the revenue and here are the various options." Cramer said his goal is to get a sense from the Town Council on what direction should be taken in addressing fees and revenue to fund debt for projects such as the multi-million dollar project to replace aging water and sewer lines in residential areas of Town, replace an ancient three million gallon ground level water storage tank on Cape Fear Blvd and other projects. Over the years the Town has budgeted a reserve in the wa-

ter and sewer fund for future infrastructure projects but the breakdown of those reserves isn't clear. Cramer said he didn't want to make any assumptions and will give the information to Council to seek direction based on their priorities. A previous budget meeting held April 29th resulted in questions from Mayor Dan Wilcox and Council members about the process and information presented. That meeting resulted in a question and answer session and Cramer's presentation was continued to a future meeting. He said following that meeting, "I had the opportunity to sit down with each one of the Council members and say, what did you expect, what did you intend. Did you want all of the information upfront

or did you want me to give the highlights and then get you the information. With five Council members you probably have five different opinions on how they like to collect their information. I chose a direction that I have to tweak now and that's fine." He said, "I see next year the budget process going much smoother because we've had time to gel as a group, we will know what each other is thinking about and want for information and I can provide it. I hope that people go out to the website and see the information that's out there." The Town has published budget documents on their website at www.carolinabeach. org for the public to read. He said following the Thursday May 8th meeting the Council will hold a pub-

lic hearing at their May 13th, meeting to hear citizen input on the budget. Another workshop meeting is set for May 27th where public and Council input can be discussed. Cramer said if Council has more concerns or input, he can

make changes prior to the June meeting when Council adopts the budget to start July 1. Cramer said last week the proposal does not include a property tax rate increase. The Council must adopt a balanced budget by June 30th.

This results in an additional $469,500 needed from the ROT fund in 2014 to proceed. The Town Council is seeking the Board's support and approval of the request from the USACE by authorizing the funding in the amount of $1,747,000 in 2014." County Manager Chris Coudriet explained in a response to the Town of Kure Beach, "I have calendared your ask for the May 5 county commission meeting immediately following the Carolina Beach nourishment question. I am not recommending the Board

of Commissioners proceed with using ROT dollars for a Kure Beach nourishment at this time. My rationale is twofold." Coudriet explained, "1. The federal funds currently on hand were appropriated to the Corps for design (FY 2015) and construction of the project (FY 2016) following the customary 3 year nourishment cycle. I am not convinced that spending dollars early is the right course of action. 2. If the Corps, state, and county advance the project now, it is likely we will not have federal funds available a

second time for the next Kure Beach nourishment planned in FY 2016. In this eventuality, the ROT will carry a disproportionate share of the next regularly- scheduled nourishment, and that ROT share would otherwise be unnecessary because we advanced a project to spend federal dollars early." He explained, "It is not lost on me that I am recommending that we advance the customary nourishment cycle for Carolina Beach, which is what you are asking for your beach, but in the Carolina Beach circumstance I'm of the opinion it is

the right course of action. After December 15, 2014 Carolina Beach is no longer eligible for federal funding, and this offcycle project is the last chance to maximize federal funds, reduce the overall impact on the ROT for Carolina Beach nourishment, and this specific project may help reduce the scope and size in FY 2016 when the Carolina Beach project is dependent upon ROT, [maybe] state, and town funds only. In the absence of federal funds in FY 2016, Kure Beach would be responsible for 17.5 percent of the project cost."

During the Monday May 5th meeting, Mayor Dean Lambeth asked the County Commission to have a letter written for publication in a newspaper explaining why the County didn't support funding their request. He said, "We four are going to be on the hot seat for this. We would appreciate it. There were federal funds available." The Board decided to take no action on the request based on the opinion of the County Manager and no letter will be written by the County as requested by Lambeth.

Avenue North and there's one on Hamlet Avenue." Cramer explained, "All three of them have to go through a permitting process for zoning to be allowed to go and put in these parking lots and there are specific standards that they put in place. If you are a commercial full time parking lot 12 months out of the year you have to do x,y, and z. Things like landscaping. The parking surface. It dictates signage and tells you about storm water drainage. You have to manage that on your property. It gives you a list of things you need to comply with." He explained, "There's also another category called temporary private parking. Which is typically just between Memorial Day and Labor Day. That's actually in the ordinance where it says that's when it's supposed to happen. You aren't supposed to have it open before or after that. It has similar requirements but not as many and not as stringent as the commercial year round lots." He explained, "My impression is the intent there was to encourage people that had vacant property in the CBD that wanted something to do with it when they couldn't sell it to be able to have a little bit of income and make parking revenue on their property. So they did it as a temporary use. They said, ok, we can create this temporary parking space and they can go and help us with our parking deficiencies with visitors coming in." Cramer explained, "That's where the background of this is. This issue. What I've found out in digging is, honestly, we haven't done a very good job of managing that process. We've looked at it from a zoning perspective and kind of closed our eyes to everything else. And I think, and since I wasn't here, the only rationale I can come up with for that is trying to get more people to utilize their property. Being friendly to business. I have a piece of property,

I'm a resident, I want to do this. Ok, let's let you do that so you can help us with our parking situation." He said, "The problem with that is when you try and compare against all other parking facilities in the area. And, how can you tell that a private lot is a private lot compared to a Town lot and how much enforcement can you do on a private lot compared to a Town lot. In Town lots you are allowed to have a parking sticker that allows you to park there all the time for nothing. So most of the time people will park in parking lots assuming that they are Town parking lots. That ends up getting them in trouble and I think that's what happened Friday night. We had a lot of people with town stickers, residents, that were at the event and parked in the lot next to the Town's Harbor Master's lot." He explained, "Harbor Master's lot is the Town's lot and the other one is private. The signage isn't appropriate or there isn't enough signage in my mind to showcase that as a major item for that parking lot. There is supposed to be signage when you come into the lot that says this is a private parking lot, pay by space, towing will be enforced, here's the tow company we work with, here's their number if you get towed... That's supposed to be at the entrance of these lots. None of those lots have that and that becomes a communication problem. How is anybody going to know it's not a Town lot." Cramer explained, "What my intent working on this project is, I'm going to talk to the three property owners, explain to them the issues and the things they should be complying with and that they aren't; probably not through any fault of their own. And then talk to the company they have hired to go and manage the parking area and make sure they understand what they can and cannot do." He said, "I think we can work through this but it’s going to take a little bit of time. One of the is-

sues is the Town has the police powers in the community and is able to ticket and tow on public property. Town parking lots and streets. On private property they are allowed to tow as long as it is signed appropriately. And there is nothing in state or local legislation that prohibits them from charging an invoice charge for somebody who doesn't pay in their parking lot." He explained, "It's a civil invoice. It doesn't have police powers. But the companies do send them out and many of the invoices look like citations or look like tickets. That's one of the things I want to talk to the company about and say, the holder that you put your ticket in says "Parking Ticket" right on it. Ticket denotes enforcement powers. You don't have them. It needs to say "Parking Invoice" if you're going to do that. Where it says citation on there, it needs to say invoice because that's confusing people." Cramer explained, "Because this is a visitor friendly type of an area, they don't want to tow. They want to just tell the person here is your invoice, you didn't pay us. There isn't anything illegal about that but yes, once you go through the process the only thing that they could do is put it on your credit report and ding your credit. The only way around that is to have every person that gets one of these invoices to sue the company. That's unlikely and won't really get anything changed." He explained it's an issue of public perception saying, "I don't want people making the mistake that they think they are parking in a Town parking lot when they are really not." Mckee said when she pulled into the lot she parked and walked across the street to the restaurant. She didn't see the signs at the pay-station because they are located near the exit and she believed her Town decal applied just like any Town lot. Afterwards she was made aware that it was a private parking lot.

Cramer said, "What will change that is, those entry signs we require installed and said "Private Parking" and not a Town parking lot and towing enforced... would indicate to somebody, oh, I've got a Town parking sticker but I've got to park here, I guess I ought to go up and pay. And yes, at that point that little tiny sign that's about an 8" by 8" sign that says we don't accept Town parking stickers, you would see that or be more likely to see it. The goal for us is to make it a little more obvious that it is private." He explained, "I'm going to be working with the property owners to try and make sure we get everybody up to the zoning standards and work with the company to try and make it so there is obvious difference between a Town parking and a private lot." Under "ARTICLE 12. DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS FOR PARTICULAR USES" in the Town's Zoning Ordinance it states, "Parking lots are permitted to accommodate two axle vehicle parking. Parking lot design shall meet all minimum requirements of Article 7 Off-street parking and loading requirements and building code requirements including ADA requirements for handicap spaces." Under the referenced section "ARTICLE 7. OFF-STREET PARKING AND LOADING REQUIREMENTS" it states, "Required surfacing. All parking facilities shall provide a paved surface of concrete or asphalt material. Concrete pavers, brick, pervious or semi-pervious materials (i.e., "turfstone" or gravel) or similar material may be used if determined to exhibit wear resistance and load-bearing characteristics acceptable to the director of operations." Cramer said what he has observed is grass, a little gravel and in one case mulch was used. He explained, "That tells me there is inconsistency in how we are applying the rules across the

board" and while mulch would be a good way to reduce the amount of impervious surface for storm water, it would not be good for a travel lane in a lot because it will wash away. He said staff has made interpretations and allowances and that creates problems. Todd McMunn and his wife April own the lot across from Gibby's where the tickets were issued Friday night. He said they've had the lot for about five years and has always had proper permitting from the Town. He said he's not sure why people don't understand it's a private lot and said, "There's a sign that says Town decals are not honored in that lot." He said, "We use to have to tow people and I hated to do that. Park Select handles the lot now and they are able to give citations rather than tow." McMunn said he has seen people in other areas of Town open lots during busy holiday weekends to provide pay parking without the proper permits from the Town. He said, "We have always had the proper permits and insurance" and doesn't think anything malicious took place Friday night since the parking management company hired to manage the lot was simply doing their job and writing tickets to vehicles that had not paid to park. He said private pay parking lots are not uncommon in many other cities and towns and the company they hired, Park Select of Wilmington, currently manages other private pay lots in the Wilmington and surrounding areas. McMunn said, "With Carolina Beach property taxes it's kind of hard to have a commercial lot sitting there empty and waiting to sell. There is a lot of uncertainty with development in that area" particularly because of larger parcels owned by the Town that are for sale nearby.

Please, let's continue to improve by being aware of the impressions we make on the main streets of our town. Right or wrong, "books are judged by their covers" whether we like/ approve of it or not. Changing the locations of RV parks or any other distracting visuals help the town and preserve the tax rewards by building enticing main street businesses. Help Troy and his renters to appreciate another location wherever that may be. Joe Coen, Kure Beach resident, Carolina Beach business owner.



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Sleep mattress at a discount to the public and donated a portion of the proceeds to the proceeds to the Fire Department. The daylong event included a showroom of products, hotdogs and burgers. Carolina Beach Assistant Fire Chief Grainger Soward said the event was such a success they are planning to hold another one next year with more advanced advertising.

and just south of Town Hall that could be used as RV parks that abut residential areas. The Town Council should vote against this amendment. People will develop their commercial property in the same manner that others have for many years. The overall mission of leaders over a decade ago was to revitalize Carolina Beach. That mission has over time been realized for a num-

ber of reasons including zoning changes and economic times. Simply changing the rules because a property owner says they can't make the numbers work if they were to build an actual commercial development is admitting this is a fall back position and not the best use of land. In fact, a representative of the existing RV Park that is making this most recent request addressed Council in 2001 and clearly voiced opposition to permitting other RV Parks. You can read their statement in the report appearing on page 1-A of this

week's paper. This isn't about what's good for the Town, it's because right now they can't make the numbers work and fill commercial square footage if they redevelop their existing park and really want to obtain rezoning of a portion of their lot on Goldsboro Avenue to permit expansion of their park. This is less about what's good for the entire Highway Business District and more about allowing them to expand. Something they've been trying to do for several years now.


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Sudan Shriners Parade in Carolina Beach

Carolina Beach Arts & Activities Performing Art Nights The Town of Carolina Beach Arts and Activities Committee, Chair Elaine Stewart, Vice Chair/Secretary Dee Jenzano, members Mona Baker, Jessica Whitley, Barbara Fox, Sharon Carlson, with town liaisons

Brenda Butler and Leann Pierce will be sponsoring Performing Arts Night. The performances will be at the board walk gazebo, Friday and Saturday nights. This year the Fridays will be the every other Friday given the

Fort Fisher Concerts. Mark your calendar for the following: Artistry in Jazz, with Jerry Tate, Big Band Music of the 30's and 40's will be playing THIS Friday, May 9th, 2014 See CB ARTS, page 17B

16th Annual Cape Fear Disabled Sportsman Tournament May 16th The Got-Em-On Live Bait Club in conjunction with the Kure Beach Fishing Pier and many generous sponsors and donors annually hosts a great day of pier fishing for many

disabled persons. Being disabled may prevent most of these people from enjoying, on a regular basis, one of the greatest activities our area has to offer. So it’s exciting to see

so many people have such a good time. There is no entry fee and participants are provided breakfast, a snack, soft drinks and water, and lunch. See DISABLED, page 17B

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 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 See ARTS, page 9B

Our State Goes Back to the Beach in its Annual Coastal Issue GREENSBORO, NC (March 25, 2014) - The soft sand and hot sun. The salty air and rolling waves. Explore the coast of North Carolina as we take a trip down memory lane in Our State magazine's annual

coastal issue. "There's something about our coast that has a way of taking us back in time," says Elizabeth Hudson, editor in chief of Our State magazine. "And this month, we've done just that with stories that speak

to our beach vacations from childhood, where the memories of where we stayed and what we did still live on in our minds." In Our State's May issue, make your way back to See Our State page 9B

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

Little Pink Houses Make Lasting Memories on Pleasure Island

Last week Little Pink Houses of Hope was back on Pleasure Island again providing a week of relaxation, beach fun, and hope for breast cancer patients and their families free of charge. “Hope”…..everybody needs a little “Hope” in their lives from time to time. We need to live stronger, laugh harder, and love deeper, at least that is what “The Little Pink House of Hope” does. While visiting families enjoyed a community picnic, paddle boarding and boating, See Pink House, page 13B

This past Saturday the Shriners hosted their Spring Ceremonial and Parade. Children of all ages lined the street of North Lake Park Boulevard as the enjoyed the sites and sounds of the parade which included clowns, animated animals, miniature trucks, cars and the Drum and Bugle Corps who march in support of the Shriners Hospitals for Children. Shriners are distinguished by an enjoyment of life and a See PARADE, page 20B

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

& 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 bringing the new wacky science experiment gone See MOVIES 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.

Island Women’ is Seeking Literacy Volunteers for May 15th Island Women is looking for volunteers who might be interested in working with the Cape Fear Literach Council on Pleasure Island. An informational program will be presented by Dick Robbins, Cape Fear

Literacy Council, May 15, 2 to 3 p.m., at the Katie B. Hines Senior Center, 308 Cape Fear Blvd, Carolina Beach. For additional information, call Mary Nolan, 518-281-6151.

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 camp classic film, “Can’t Stop The Music”, made 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 history of this See 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.

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

Museum Exhibits Artist’s Wartime Work May 15th Cape Fear Museum Opens World War II: A Local Artist’s Perspective Wilmington, N.C. – In time for the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landing and the Normandy campaign, beginning May 15, Cape Fear Museum will be exhibiting one of the region’s most powerful collections of World War II artifacts. In the 1970s, local artist Henry Jay MacMillan (1908-1991) donated more than 70 sketches, watercolors and gouaches to the Museum. The images depict events in Europe during World War II. By the time war broke out, MacMillan was a formally trained, professional artist. In 1942, he was drafted into the U.S. Army. He served in Europe with the 62nd Engineer Topographic Company. While overseas, Private MacMillan

painted detailed images of local landscapes, towns, and bridges. MacMillan brought his paintings home after he left the armed services. He donated the collection to his city’s history museum in the 1970s and were last exhibited in 1994. Museum curator Barbara Rowe said, “We're delighted to have the chance to introduce a new generation of visitors to Henry MacMillan's wonderful paintings. They are an individual’s perspective of the largest conflict of the 20th century, and they give visitors an up-close view of what one soldier saw as the U.S. and its Allies fought to recapture Europe from the Nazis.” Beginning in May, Museum visitors will be able to See World War II, page 9B

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

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.

16th Annual Disabled Sportsman Fishing Tournament May 16th 16th Annual Disabled Sportsman Fishing Tournament The 16th Annual Disabled Sportsman Fishing Tournament will be held on Friday, May 16th at the Kure Beach Pier.

The Tournament is sponsored by Got-Em-On Live Bait Club and offers a day of fishing and fun for anglers with disabilities. Registration begins at 7 am. An See FISHING, page 17B

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 Tennis The next 4-week session of Tennis Lessons is set to begin on Tuesday, May 13th. Classes will be held Tuesday evenings, with children 13 and under beginning at 4:00 pm and adults at 5 pm. The cost to participate is $40 for the 4-week session, payable the first night

of class. Sandi Littleton continues to teach. For questions or more information, contact Bob at 910-458-8216 or 910-2006025. Also, there is still time to join the Kure Beach Ladies Singles Tennis Ladder. Cost to participate is $5. Contact Bob if interested.

P.I. Calendar of Events for 2014 • May 16th- 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

Boogie in the Park is Back Boogie in the Park is back at Kure Beach Ocean Front Park! This Sunday evening concert series kicks off on May 18th with The Mako Band. There has been a slight change though; the shows will run from 5-8 pm this year. Bring your beach chair or blanket and boogie shoes, and join us for free live entertainment by

the sea! The Town will also be sponsoring other programs at Ocean Front Park this summer. Monday evenings starting June 9th at 7 pm, the Pleasure Island Sea Turtle Project will be teaching about local nesting sea turtles. Tuesday, June 10th from 8 am – 1 pm marks the return of the Kure Beach Market. See BOOGIE, page 9B

Kure Beach has Commemorative Opportunities on the Boardwalk

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

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

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

BEHIND THE SCENES • AQUARIST APPRENTICE - Saturdays, May 10, 17, 24, 31 at 2 p.m. - Check out a dirty job you’re sure to love. Join staff on a behind-thescenes 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 1012. Aquarium admission included. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. • BEHIND THE SCENES

TOUR Saturdays, May 10, 17, 24, 31 at 11:15 a.m., Sundays, May 11, 18, 25 at 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m., Monday, May 26 at 11:15 a.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 the animals. Participants also observe aquarists during daily care and maintenance tasks. This limited opportunity is only open to 10 participants. Participants should wear closedtoe 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. P R E - R E G I S T R AT I O N See Aquarium, page 17B

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

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

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.

UP COMING MEETINGS Monday May 19, 2014: Membership Meeting. 7:30900 pm. Daniel Norris, publisher and author, will talk about his new book on the iconic Boardwalk establishment, Britt’s. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing by Daniel. Monday June 17, 2014:

Potluck Picnic. 6:30 – 8:30 pm Summer Potluck/Picnic. The perfect time to bring friends and prospective members. ALSO UPCOMING! Saturday, March 22, 2014 Walking Tour of “The Sugar Loaf Line of Defense” with Dr. Chris Fonvielle 2pm-4pm. See MEETING, page 9B

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News & Events Katie B Hines Senior Center will be starting their summer schedule. Check us out if you are here vacationing or just moving here. We are located at 308 Cape Fear Blvd. Carolina Beach Phone 910-458-6609. Our classes on Monday Senior exercise at 9:00AM Painting 11:00 to 2:00, Line Dancing 3:30PM Cards 6:30 PM. Tuesday is Bridge starting at 1:00PM. Wednesday At

9:00AM chair yoga. Thursday we have Senior exercise 9:00 AM, Quilting at 10:00AM and painting at 11:00 to 2:00. The first Saturday of each month we serve all you can eat Pancake Breakfast 7:30 to 11:00 AM , price is $6.00 Adults -Kids 8 and over $4.00 kids under 8 eats free. We also play cards every Saturday at 6:30 PM. Last Saturday is cards and bring a Covered Dish.

SENIOR NEWS 3 Surprising Things You May Not Know About Social Security Economics Professor Emeritus Shares Tips for Understanding the Program Despite the fact that almost every working adult (and teenager) pays into Social Security, and that millions of us count on it for at least part – if not all – of our retirement income, there’s a lot Americans

don’t know about their public financial safety net. “Do you know how much money comes out of your paycheck each week to go into the Old Age and Survivors See SENIOR, page 19B




12089 N. Lake Park Blvd. • Carolina Beach, NC 28428

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Carolina Beach Presbyterian Church Bible School

Community Church to Host Art/Craft Fair May 9th

Carolina Beach Presbyterian Church will host a Bible School June 16th, 17th and 18th from 5:15 to 8:00pm. Children ages four through 5th Grade completed are welcome to come. Children will come and explore Micah 6:8 through Bible stories, games, crafts, music and puppets. Light sandwich supper included for participants.

Local Mission is part of our purpose so bring a "can in each hand" ( non-perishable food donation) and/or "change for hunger" (coins). Lots of learning will take place while we have fun and fellowship! Sign up now! Space may be limited. REGISTRATION ENDS JUNE 1 register at the church office, 1209 Lake Park Blvd.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF CAROLINA BEACH 409 N. Lake Park Blvd. • Carolina Beach, NC 28428

Carolina Beach Presbyterian Church Bible School Carolina Beach Presbyterian Church will host a Bible School June 16th, 17th and 18th from 5:15 to 8:00pm. Children ages four through 5th Grade completed are welcome to come. Children will come and explore Micah 6:8 through Bible stories, games, crafts, music and puppets. Light sandwich supper included for participants.

Local Mission is part of our purpose so bring a "can in each hand" ( non-perishable food donation) and/or "change for hunger" (coins). Lots of learning will take place while we have fun and fellowship! Sign up now! Space may be limited. REGISTRATION ENDS JUNE 1 register at the church office, 1209 Lake Park Blvd.

Holy Cross Episcopal Church 5820 MYRTLE GROVE ROAD WILMINGTON

Community Church to Host Art/Craft Fair May 9th The Community Church of Carolina Beach will be hosting an Art/Craft fair on Friday, May 9th from 9am-12pm *just in time for Mother's Day*. The event will be held at the Church located on the corners of Cape Fear Boulevard and 4th Avenues. Featuring Hand crafted jewelry and mosaic art by

Megan Saccarelli sticfrogtree, Kathy Cooper esKreationsNC and Dottie Herman! No price for admission and we're inviting everyone to come out and support local NC artists.

The Community Church of Carolina Beach will be hosting an Art/Craft fair on Friday, May 9th from 9am-12pm *just in time for Mother's Day*. The

event will be held at the Church located on the corners of Cape Fear Boulevard and 4th Avenues. Featuring local artists, hand made jewelry and crafts!

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF CAROLINA BEACH 409 N. Lake Park Blvd. • Carolina Beach, NC 28428

First Baptist Church Reserving Spots for Upcoming Yard Sale Reserve your spot now for First Baptist Church’s May 10th Yard Sale from 8am until Noon. Call the church office at 910458-5134 and reserve your spot for only $15.00 First Baptist Church of Carolina Beach 409 North Lake Park Blvd. The Young Adults are raising funds for their Mission Trip to

Jamaica this summer!!!! It’s time to clean out your closets and make some extra money, yes, you keep what you sell and support a good cause at the same time! We have the best spot on the island to set-up and sell your things! We will set-up on the Gazebo side of the church facing Lake Park Blvd!

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

Kure Beach 1st Baptist Church WMU to hold a HUGE Indoor Yard Sale May 17th from 8-12pm The Kure Beach First Baptist Church WMU (the WMU stands for Women’s Missionary Union - the ladies group that does local national and international missions work within the Church) – will be holding their Annual Indoor Yard Sale on Saturday, May 17th from 8AM-12PM at the Kure Beach First Baptist Church. This Event is an annual fundraiser for the group. All of the funds raised are used for

the WMU’s annual mission projects. In addition, the fellowship hall will be packed with anything and everything from A to Z. Don’t miss out on the deals or the opportunity to help the mission group. Mark your calendars now and plan to be there on Saturday, May 17th. There will also be a Bake Sale. Kure Beach First Baptist Church is located at 208 South 6th Avenue.

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

Kure Memorial Lutheran Preschool is NOW Enrolling You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.” Isaiah 55:12. Sunday Schedule 9:00 Sunday School 10:00 Worship 11:00 Fellowship Time 4:30 Youth Group Faith on Tap: Monday, May 5 and 19, 7:00 p.m. - Hang Ten Grill This is a young(er) adult ministry opened to all. Come check it out! Join us for a beverage, a bite to eat, and join the discussion. Bring your friends and neighbors. (Parking is free after 7:00 p.m.).

Beach Worship: Our Beach Worship “season” is right around the corner – another summer of worship in God’s most beautiful sanctuary – at Agape Faith Center at the “F” Avenue beach access in Kure Beach. We have a new sound system and a lineup of guest musicians (but are still looking for more – let us know if you know someone who may be interested) to lead us in music. Beach Worship begins Wednesday, May 28, at 7:00 p.m. and will continue every Wednesday through September. We hope you will join us! Surfin’ on God’s Grace, Pastor: Dan Keck Call 910-458-5266 or Website


Gazette, May 7th, 2014

2014 Pleasure Island Men’s League

Eagles Boys win 5th Straight 2014 Mid-Eastern Conference Championships

1st Place between 4 Teams with 1 more just a half game back

Girl’s FInish in 3rd Place just 12-points from 1st Place The Boys Track and field team won their 5th straight conference championship by 4 points in front of New Hanover High School. They did this through some surprise performances and a never quit attitude. The winner was named all conference in each event and the top 8 scored. In the 100m dash Zan richardson came away with the upset win running a personal best 10.64 and a school record. Damien Batts placed 2nd in the 200 with a personal best 22.89. Ebrima Darboe and Tyree Gaithight both ran a personal best 23.22 and 23.37 for a 3rd and 4th place finish. Rylee smith placed 7th overall with a See TRACK, page 19B

Varsity Baseball ranked 33rd going into Mid-Eastern Conference Tournament • 4/28 – Ashley 6 Laney 3 Ashley's Cully Crott had another gutsy performance on the mound tonight, scattering 4 hits over 6 1/3 innings, striking out 8, and most importantly, picking up the win over Laney by a score of 6-3. The Eagles struck first in the top of the first, when with two outs, Cully started a short rally with a double to left. Dakota Perryman promptly singled through the left side, scoring courtesy runner Jordan Fentress. In the top of the second, Kameron Johnson singled, See BASEBALL, page 17B

• Tuesday, April 29th • 6:30 – The Green Mambas vs. Port City Fire – Port City Fire won this game by forfeit. • 7:30 – CB Crew vs. Anderson Air LLC – Anderson needed a win to stay in the hunt for 1st place and they came out shooting hitting 7 1st half 3pointers giving them a 35-24 lead by halftime. After halftime Anderson continued to hit the 3-pointer and pull away winning by a final score of 71-56. HIGHLIGHTS: Anderson Air LLC: #1 Cody McCallister and

#3 Jesse Jones each had 18points, #15 Nick Carty 15, #8 Chase Blackburn 10, #9 Mitch McDowel 6, and #11 Justin Anderson and #5 Corey Mullen each had 2-points. CB Crew: #88 Nick Douglas 24, #13 Brandon Costabile 10, #8 Chris Trombetta 7, #15 Ian Sullivan 5, #3 Harris Fayad and #6 Justin Metts 4-points each, and #9 Mike Dowless 2. • 8:30 – 2nd Chance vs. Flint Tropics – This was a must win for both teams, 2nd Chance See PIML, page 16B

SOCCER NEWS Wilmington, Rochester End in Draw Hammerheads find themselves with second draw in four matches

Varsity Girl’s Softball finished Tied for 1st in Mid-Eastern Conference • 5/1 – Ashley 3 West Brunswick 2 - Ashley beat West Brunswick 3-2 tonight to tie Laney for conference title. Ashley scored 2 in first and 1 in bottom of 7 with 6 hits and 6 errors. West scored 2 in 5th with 5 hits and 1 error. Winning pitcher was Robyn Kerr losing Aliza pitcher was Gore. Hollemon started the 7th with a single she stretched into a double on a throw that was a little high. Then with 2 outs Taylor Carter hit single on the left field line to score Jordan See SOFTBALL, page 13B

Wilmington, NC Wilmington Hammerheads FC ended Saturday night's match versus the Rochester Rhinos with their second draw of the season. Neither the

Varsity Girl’s Lacrose now 21st in the State with 3 Straight Wins GIRLS LACROSSE Ranked 21st in the State • 5/1 – Ashley 21 Jacksonville 8 - Ashley hosts Jacksonville Women's Lax this past Friday Night. The ladies started off the game with a 11-6 lead by halftime and by the end the ladies won by a Final score of Ashley 21 Jacksonville 8. Peyton HIGHLIGHTS: LeCompte 5 goals/4 assists; Natalee Kasdan 3 goals; Penka Heusinkveld 3 goals/1 assist; Caitlyn Biggs 2 goals; Katie Houston 2 goals; Abigail Efting See LACROSSE, page 13B

RUNNING NEWS OrthoWilmington 5k Race to benefit Girls on the Run & STRIDE

Boy’s Lacrose now 31st in the State with 2 Straight Wins • 4/29 - Ashley 9 Laney 8 • 5/1 - Ashley 11 New Bern 7 - The Eagles Lacrosse team had a close game against the New Bern Bears on the road this past Thursday. After start-

Hammerheads nor the Rhinos could find the back of the net at Legion Stadium to secure the single goal that would render victorious. See SOCCER, page 13B

ing out on the right foot taking a 3-0 lead after the 1st period. THe Eagles let the Bears get right back in the game after a 3-2 2nd Period brought the score to 5-3 by halftime. After

halftime both teams pickecd up 3 3rd peiord goals and in the final quarter the Eagles stepped up the defense holding the bears scoreless to take the win 11-78. HIGHLIGHTS: C.

Blackman 2 goals; Carson Conklin 3 goals and 2 assists; Owen Finnegan 2 shots on goal; Ryan Powell 1 goal; Greg Mayer 1 shot on goal; and See Boy’s LAX, page 13B

The Wilmington Family YMCA is pleased to announce the OrthoWilmington 5k Race will be held Saturday, May 17th at 8:00 am at the First Baptist Activity Center, 1939 Independence Blvd. All parking will be at Independence Mall. This race is presented by the Wilmington Family YMCA to benefit the Girls on the Run and STRIDE Program, and is generously sponsored by OrthoWilmington. Top overall winners (Male/Female 1st – 3rd place) will receive a $100 shoe certificate to use at New Balance Wilmington. Registration is available now at keyword: OrthoWilmington 5k. Walkers and runners of all ages

are invited to join in this 5k celebration. Strollers also welcome! Volunteer opportunities are also available. Girls on the Run and STRIDE are 10 week running programs that focus on character development, self-respect and healthy living. The program is available for girls in grades 3rd-8th and boys in grades 3rd – 6th. The Girls on the Run and STRIDE Council of Coastal Carolina consist of 89 teams in 9 counties; New Hanover, Brunswick, Duplin, Pender, Carteret, Craven, Onslow, Sampson and Columbus County. This spring season the YMCA is providing Girls on the Run and STRIDE to about See ORTHO, page 17B

Gazette, May 7th, 2014


2014 Spring Pleasure Island Soccer Association Teams wrapping up Regular Season and Tournaments

• U7G – Island Tackle won their game 6-1 over State Farm Thomas Murphy givint them a 2-4-1 record on the season. In the 2nd game Big Apple Bakery was able to finish out their Regular Season with a perfect 8-0 record after their close 4-3 win over Beach PC’s. • U8G – Signal advanced to the Championship Game after a close game with Harris Teeter. In the other Semi-Final Game the Island Gazette and Wilmington Health had to go to a shoot out after a 1-1 tie could be broke with 2 overtime periods. In the shootout Wilmington Health got more goals advancing them to the Championship Game with Signal. In the game to decide

who moves on to the 5th Place game Ribbet Salon defeated Pleasure Island Rentals 5-0. In the other game Victory Awards was able to also move on to the battle for 5th Place after their 31 win over dragonflies. • U9G – Beach Charms improved to 3-5-1 and gave Masonboro Family Medicine their 1st loss of the season 2-1. CBHF Engineers improved their record to 5-3-1 after their close win over Chick-Fil-A 3-2. In the 3rd Game Kate’s Pancake House was able to improve to 3-4-1 after their 6-3 win over State Farm David Ward. • U10G – Pleasure Island Insurance was able to pick up their 1st win of the season 4-1 See PISA, page 9B


Gazette, May 7th, 2014

CAPT MIKE HARRISON Lucy’s Choice Bay Charters

April 27, 2014 Do you know what a Jack Crevalle is? I’m guessing two thirds of you do, but for the rest of you, it’s a fish, not a guy hanging out at the pool room in Atlantic City. Jack Crevalle are common around here, as they are almost everywhere along the east coast of the Americas. I catch several of them every year down in the bays and around the mouth of the Cape Fear. Usually they’re small, going a pound or two. I’m sure many, many more are landed by the off-shore boats. Big ones too! Still, you don’t hear much about them because just about everyone says “they’re no good to eat.” Now I’m sure you could find someone on the

internet that would swear they are indeed good to eat if prepared correctly, to which I heard someone else reply, “yeah, and you can eat the tongue out of a combat boot too, if you prepare that correctly.” I don’t have that recipe. The reason I even mention this fish is that the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries has just certified a new state record Jack Crevalle! On April 2nd Frank Dalli of Wake Forest boated the fish and it weighed in at 49 pounds, 1.6 ounces! Frank was fishing out of Wrightsville Beach with Capt Michael Jackson of Live Line Charters. Sincere congratulations to Frank Dalli, Captain Jackson and everyone associated with the new State Record catch! Wishing you the best, Capt. Mike Harrison

(Pictured Above): Christian Page from Albermarle caught this 6.8oz Red on Kure Beach Pier this week.

(Pictured Above): Clyde Turner got this 10 pound Bluefish on Kure Beach Pier. Nice one!

Free Kids’ Fishing Events Scheduled for National Fishing and Boating Week 2014 More than 30 free kids’ fishing events across North Carolina are scheduled from mid-May through mid-June in celebration of National Fishing and Boating Week. The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, in partnership with Neuse Sport Shop, Trout Unlimited and the U.S. Forest Service, is supporting these annual fishing events. The Commission has a list of events, as of April 30, posted on its website. People interested in attending an event should check the list frequently as more events are added. Young anglers registered at any fishing event can enter a statewide drawing for a chance to win one of more than 150 fishing-related prizes. The grand prize is a lifetime sportsman license, which includes See Free Events, page 19B

(Pictured Above): Participants registered at any National Fishing & Boating Week events will be entered into a drawing to win lots of great fishing prizes, such as a lifetime sportsman's license and freshwater fishing license.

Wildlife Commission Schedules Youth Summer Camps at Pechmann Center The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is offering fishing camps this summer for youths ages 9 to 17 at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center in Fayetteville. Three one-week camps will be held Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until noon in June, July and August. A registration fee of $20 is required for each week of camp. Loaner rods and

reels, as well as bait and other materials, are included in the registration price. The first and second camps, open to youths ages 9 to 13, will be held June 16-20 and July 14-18. The third camp will be held Aug. 11-15 and will be open to youth ages 14 to 17. Each day, camp participants will learn new fishing skills and fish in one of several ponds at the center. The ten-

tative schedule is: • Monday – lanyard making and fishing for catfish • Tuesday – Lure making and open-face spinning reel fishing • Wednesday – Aquatic insects and baitcasting reel fishing • Thursday – Paddling on Lake Rim (kayaking) • Friday – Fishing See YOUTH, page 16B

Boating Safety Course May 8 & 12 The Wilmington Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 10-6 is offering the: About Boating Safety (ABS) Course. This is a good beginner’s course as well as a refresher. Includes an introduction to boating, boating law, safety equipment, navigation aids,

trailering, storing and protecting your boat and much more.The Course will be held on May 8 & 12. Monday and Thursday 6:30 to 9:00 PM Each Night. Classes will be held at the CFCC Downtown Campus, Burnett Building in Room W060 on Water Street.

Cost is $35 with reduced rates for members of the same household. For information and pre-sign up contact Auxiliary member: Barry Rice 910.515.1685 or email: or a0541006.uscgaux.inf

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

Gazette, May 7th, 2014




NHCS Students Attend Governor’s School of North Carolina 2014 Session

Girl Scouts Make Memories at Camporee

Governor’s School of North Carolina is the oldest statewide summer residential program for academically or intellectually gifted high school students in the nation. The program, which is open to rising seniors only, with exceptions made for rising juniors in selected performing/visual arts areas, is located on two campuses: Governor’s School West at Salem College in WinstonSalem and Governor’s School East at Meredith College in Raleigh. Listed below are the names of the students who will

be attending the 2014 session from New Hanover County Schools: Choral Music Arianna P. Torello (Hoggard), Madeline L. Lillich (Hoggard); Instrumental Music - Evan G. Linett (Hoggard), Deanyone Su (Laney), Kaylie Y. Strickland (Ashley); Social Science Clara E. Hare-Grogg (Ashley), Katharyn S. Loweth (Hoggard); Art - Iris E. Monahan (NHHS); Theater Anthony J. Prado (NHHS); Mathematics - Megan R. Ogorchock (Hoggard), See Governor’s, page 16B

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.

This past weekend girls from all over the county participated in Girl Scout Coastal Pines CAMPOREE! Participants enjoyed a cabin decorating contest, ice cream social, crafts and fun. The entire camp met for the flagpole ceremony to kick off the day. They made special goggles

and masks for a "mystery event" that afternoon! The girls made yarn belts, mosaic tiles with spin art, loom bracelets, and played games like the log team event to get one girl across the log without touching the ground and other team building activities! See Camporee, page 13B

Fuzzy Peach & Michaels’ Seafood Hosts Spirit Night May 5th Last week the Carolina Beach’s Fuzzy Peach hosted a “Spirit Night” for Carolina Beach Elementary. A portion of the evenings’ proceeds benefitted the school’s PTO. Carolina Beach Elementary School sup-

porters enjoyed a fresh cool treat of frozen yogurt in any of their favorite flavors along with a buffet of toppings all for a great cause! Michael’s Seafood in See SPIRIT, page 16B

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

and send them to your child's classroom. We will receive money to purchase equipment for school. Visit for more information. Food Lion: Link your MVP card at Food Lion and a portion of the proceeds from your sale will be donated to our school. 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 ON SALE, page 9B


Gazette, May 7th, 2014

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.

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.

Introduction to QiGong with Ralph Miller May 14th 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,

May 14th and 28th from 6:00 – 7:00 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.

Meditation with Sound Wednesday, May 14th and 28th Using the sound of crystal bowls allows deeper and quicker access to the meditative state, which provides healing on multiple levels. This is a passive (not interactive— chanting or toning NOT required) group meditation that is facilitated by professional Sound Healer. Class will be on

Wednesday, May 14th and 28th 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.

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.

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.

Gentle Yoga Tamara Cairns is offering a NEW Gentle Yoga class! This class is comparable to a yoga stretching class. Enjoy our toned-down yoga class without big moves and long holds. Perfect for seniors and first-time beginners! Classes are every

Friday from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm. Cost is $7.00 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.

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.

MOVIES from page 1B wrong adventure - CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 (PG – 2014). 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.

PISA from page 5B over E2A. • U11/12G – Subsurface Support was able to even up their record at 4-4 after their 61 win over Play It Again Sports. IN the 2nd game Aftershock was able to improve to 5-1 after they defeated Seahawks Soccer Camps 7-0. IN the 3rd game Constructive Building Solutions was able to move into 2nd Place after their 3-0 shutout against NRL Builders. In a scrimmage game Wethrill Family Dentistry was able to defeat LPSC 3-1. In the final game of the day Fuzzy Peach defeated Inner Solutions 5-2 improving their record to 3-3-1 on the season. • U13/14G – Fisol Tripods was able to improve their season record to 4-3-1 after they defeated Wild Wings Girls 3-0. In the 2nd game Brush Dental also won with a 3-0 score to improve their record to 3-2-1 and put them in 5th Place. In the 3rd game and Above & Beyond Wireless’s 2nd straight game of the day Crossfire picked up the

win 5-0 improving them to 4-32 on the season. In the 4th game Wild Wings Girls scrimmaged LPSC and lost 3-0. In the final game of the day Pleasure Island Pirates Voyage was able to stay in 1st Place after their 1-0 win over Brush Dental. • U7B – Atlantic Towers picked up the 4-2 win over Superior Auto improving their record to 2-4 on the season. In the 2nd game Little BWW was able to move into 1st Place after their 2-1 win over Bouncin Party Rentals. In the 3rd Game Wilmington Health was able to improve to 4-2 after their 4-2 win over Firebelly. • U8B – Tumblegym was able to advance to the Championship game after they defeated Progressive Land Development 3-1. In the 2nd Semi Final Game Wilmington Athletic Club took the other ticket after they defeated Rent a John. In the 1st game to play for the 5th Place spot Cranfill, Summer, Hartzog was able to advance after they defeated Omega Sports. In the 2nd game

State Farm Jonathan Calhoun was able to advance after their close win over Ruckerjohns 43. • U9B – Refuge City Church was able to move into 1st Place after their 3-0 win over Omega Sports. In the 2nd game Kidsville New was able to improve to 6-1 after their 5-0 win over 4 Seasons Site & Demo. In the 3rd Game Bellhart Marine had a scrimmage game against LPSC and they won 8-2. In the 4th game the U9 Academy was able to pick up the win over LPSC 4-1. • U10B – El Cazador was able to improve to 7-0 on their season after they defeated Island Mostessori School 7-0. In the 2nd game Barry K. Henline, PLLC was able to improve to 5-3 after their 6-1 win over Uncle Vinny’s. In the 3rd game El Cazador won a scrimmage game against LPSC 5-3. In the 4th game LPSC was able to defeat Barry K. Henline 7-1. • U11/12B – Shuckin Shack was able to advance to the

Championship game after their 6-2 win over Port City Geomatics. In the 2nd SemiFinal Game Masonboro Family Medicine was able to take the other spot in the Championship Game after their close 3-2 win over Wilmington Lawn. In the 1st game to decide who places for the 5th Place spot Play It Again Sports defeated Byrnes Rentals 8-3. In the next game Masonboro Family Medicine defeated LPSC – Revolution 53 in a scrimmage game. In the next game LPSC-Dynamo defeated the Shuckin Shack in a close game 1-0. In the final game of the day and the 2nd game to decide whoelse plays in the 5th Place game Hwy 55 took the win 3-0. • U13/14B – Michael’s Seafood defeated LPSC in a scrimmage game 1-0. In the 2nd game Buffalo Wild Wings and Southport Sharks ended their game in a 3-3 tie. In the final game of the day Cape Fear Massage was able to defeat Krazy Kones giving them a 6-1 record on the season.

OUR STATE from page 1B the sand, the surf, and the sea. Head back to the summer in the '60s. While every generation makes its own beach memories, summer in the '60s was full of seafood and station wagons, bathing suits and board games. Travel to the family-run Winds Resort Beach Club in Ocean Isle that was founded forty years ago by an advertising executive from New York and his wife. Experience retro Wrightsville as the Blockade Runner celebrates 50 years of providing warm smiles, friendly beaches, and quality service to its guests. Explore Carolina Beach with Thursday night beach music at Tiki Pier and then head to the beloved 80year-old Carolina Beach Boardwalk for some amusement park fun. Remember the iconic simplicity of Southern Shore's distinctive cottages with flat roofs. Reminisce about letting loose at Williams Lake and Lake Artesia in the '60s and '70s. Recall the Lumina Pavilion, a glowing pavilion south of Wrightsville Beach. Last, but not least, set sail in Our State's May photo essay devoted to boats. The May issue also highlights sedan-size maps of centuries past, whose beautiful and detailed drawings kept travelers on track well before the days of GPS and smartphones. Learn about how a fish at the bottom of the food chain became king in Carteret County for decades and how eastern North Carolina became a battleground in the fight for control of the state during the Civil War. Meander along the Carolina coast's hidden trails, including Cedar Point Tideland Trail, Nags Head Woods

tunes. Read these stories and more in the May 2014 issue of Our State magazine, available April 29, 2014, in bookstores and on newsstands across the state. Don't forget to Find Your Shore with Our State's interactive online quiz. Enhance the issue with more exclusive content at Since 1933, Our State magazine has been North Carolina's premier travel, food, and culture publication, celebrating the best of life in the state. Published by Mann Media, Inc., the award-winning magazine reaches more than 893,000 readers each month, with subscribers in every state and nearly 30 foreign countries. Learn more at

Ecological Preserve, Carolina Beach State Park, Neusiok Trail in Havelock, and Fort Fisher Hermit Trail. Savor neither eastern nor western-style barbecue at Bib's Downtown in Winston-Salem, coastal seafood at Durham's Saltbox Seafood Joint, recipes from Beaufort Grocery, and Chef Bill Smith's Atlantic Beach Pie. Read about North Carolina's two state berries, the blueberry and the strawberry, in Our

State's monthly State Symbols section. This month, Our State's Carolina Classic section is devoted to the fiddle. Discover the man who taught Charlie Daniels to play the guitar before he learned to fiddle, cigar-box fiddles by Asheville craftsman Steven Miller, North Carolina fiddle festivals, the difference between a fiddle and a violin, and places across North Carolina where you can hear and play traditional fiddle

Gazette, May 7th, BOOGIE from page 2B Wednesday mornings from 1011:30 am starting June 11th you can join your favorite fairy tale princesses for Story Time by the Sea. Also, various Friday

2014 9B evenings throughout the season will bring the Friday Variety entertainment series to the Park. Check out our website,, for more details.

MEETING from page 2B $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 GENERAL PUBLIC. They are held at the Federal Point History Center, 1121-A North Lake Park Blvd. (Just south of the Carolina Beach

ON SALE 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.

WORLD WAR II from page 2B view a selection of MacMillan’s images depicting Normandy, France. In November, the paintings will be changed to a selection of watercolors MacMillan painted in Germany. Through the exhibition’s run, visitors will be able to write postcards to current military servicemembers and their families. World War II: A Local Artist’s Perspective will be on view through April 25, 2015. Cape Fear Museum is open 9 a.m. to

5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday Labor Day through Memorial Day. Admission is $7 for adults; $6 for seniors, students and military with valid ID; $4 for children 6-17; and free for children 5 and under and Museum members. New Hanover County residents’ free day is the first Sunday of each month. The Museum is located at 814 Market Street in downtown Wilmington, N.C. More information:

ARTS from page 1B 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 creative 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 collaborative 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,


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PINK HOUSE from page 1B meals from wonderful local restaurants, family beach photo shoots and so much more!! Volunteers provide and create an environment for families of breast cancer survivors to feel God’s love and support during their remission. It helps heal the scars of worry from the survivors as well as the families that come from the events from the long journey that they have endured upon during their treatments. The Little Pink House of Hope provides beach houses given by donors to the recipients. There are meals, programs, and activities planned for all family members during their stay, as well as adventure time for themselves as well. For a lot of us, the beach is a healing place; it’s a place of peace, harmony, and tranquility. Cancer is the number one killer in America. There are all types of cancer that are being diagnosed everyday, but the most common cancer in women is breast cancer. 1 out of 8 women get breast cancer. 1 out of 6 will deplete their savings battling this disease. Cancer itself is emotionally, physically, and financially exhausting. It pulls on your mental state as well as your pocket, most of the time, one outweighs the other, but in reality, they are both punish-

ing, like you don’t have enough on your plate having cancer. Statistics show that 2.5 million survivors are in need of serious help or at least some are in need of “The Little Pink House of Hope”. If you are wondering how you can get involved and help out a family in need or just help out in general there are several ways of doing this. This is how you can go about to help, you can donate your time as a retreat week or as a Pleasure Island Volunteer; If you own a beach house, you can donate the house to a breast cancer survivor family; Organize a group to conduct a fundraiser to raise money for the family or The Little Pink House of Hope; Sponsor a family or a volunteer through a donation; Reach out to a business to secure financial support for the family or The Little Pink House of Hope; and even share this Little Pink information through other social media outlets to spread the word about the great gift that is being given by The Little Pink House of Hope to the breast cancer survivors. To get involved visit, there you can find out how to donate, volunteer or offer your home or services. Special thanks to all of this year’s donators, volunteers and hosts, without you it would not be possible!!

CAMPOREE from page 7B Saturday dinner was served for all guests, and then there was an awesome campfire event that night where the girls exchanged their handmade swaps with each other and were given awards for the camp dec-

orating, while being treated to smores! Each troop was responsible for an area of campgrounds to clean in order to earn their badge for the weekend. Girl scouts always leave any place cleaner than they found it!

Gazette, May 7th, 2014 13B shots at him while teammate Boy’s LAX from page 4B MIchael Collella had 3 goals, Colton SMith had 7 saves out and 2 assists. In goal Zac of 11 shots. TIlley had 14 saves of the 17 SOFTBALL from page 4B Harvey running for Aliza. Next game is Monday at home in first round of conference tournament. • 5/5 – Ashley 14 New Hanover 1 - Ashley beat NHHS 14-1. AHS scored 2 in 1st 3 in 2nd 8 in 3rd and 1 in 4th with 12 hits 0 errors. NHHS scored

1 in 1st with 3 hits and 3 errors. Winning pitcher Robyn Kerr losing pitcher Alex Simons. Leading hitters Taylor Carter 3 for 4, Bailey Williams 2 for 3 with a home run, Rachel Swartwood 1 for 2 and Pearson Yopp 1 for 2 and Sarah Horrell 1 for 2. Play West Brunswick at Ashley 6:00 tomorrow.

LACROSSE from page 4B 2 goals/1 assist; Heather Talton 1 goal/7 assists; Felicity Havens 1 goal/1 assist; Ashley Merritt 1 goal; and Johanna Carenbauer 1 goal. In Goal: A - Kelsea Meadows 22 SOG 14 saves. • 5/2 – Ashley 19 New Bern 3 - The Lady Eagles Lacrosse team made short work of New Bern on the road as they outscored the Bears 14-2 in the 1st half and 5-1 in the 2nd. Final Ashley 19 New Bern 3. HIGHLIGHTS: Peyton LeCompte 6 goals/2 assists; Felicity Havens 3 goals/4 assists; Natalee Kasdan 2 goals/2 assists; Ashley Merritt 2 goals; Penka Heusinkveld 2 goals; Caitlyn Biggs 1 goal/1

assist; Casey Conners 1 goal; Emorri West 1 goal; and Abigail Efting 1 goal; In Goal: AKelsea Meadows 13 SOG/10.Saves. • 5/5 - Ashley 13 Laney 5 Ashley traveled to Laney for a matchup to determine 2nd place in conference. Ashley got the job done by spreading their offense and defensively holding Laney to 3 goals in the first half and 2 in the second. For Ashley: Natalie Kasdan 5 goals, 1 assist Felicity Havens 3 goals/1 assist Heather Talton 2 goals/1 assist Peyton LeCompte 2 goals/1 assist Penka Heusinkveld 1 goal, 1 assists In Goal A- Kelsea Meadows 18 Shots on goal and 13 saves.

SOCCER from page 4B The Hammerheads started the first half with an improved pace from the previous weekend coming off of their defeat against the Charlotte Eagles that ended their undefeated start to the season. Midfielder Daniel Lovitz had is first attempt of the night in the 7th minute off a cross from forward Cody Arnoux that deflected off Rochester causing commotion in the box to regain possession of the ball. As the game continued both teams fought to gain majority control, in return each team received three yellow cards in the second half alone. As the final whistle was gaining closer by minutes, Hammerheads midfielder Steven Miller had a shot on Rochester goalkeeper

John McCarthy that ended in a save. Not long after, the shot was followed by a header from forward Jordan Hamilton off a corner kick saved by McCarthy on the jump. Hamilton is the fourth player to be loaned to the Hammerheads from their Major League Soccer affiliate Toronto FC. Hamilton produced another shot in stoppage time to conclude his debut match with the squad. Wilmington Hammerheads FC are scheduled to travel to Blackbaud Stadium on Saturday, May 17 to take on the Charleston Battery for their next match. For more information regarding the Hammerheads, please contact (910) 777-2111 or visit online at


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16B Gazette, May 7th, 2014 school’s website at www.nhcs SPIRIT from page 7B Carolina Beach will host the .net/cbes If you want to find a next Spirit Night donating a way to do your part to support portion of their evening’s pro- Carolina Beach Elementary ceeds Monday May 5th. For School’s PTO by simply doing more information, please check- your everyday activities, look out our website by clicking on no further! Here are a few ways “PTO”, then “EVENTS” on you can do your part! SUPPORT from page 7B To register for the program , call 1-800-210-9569 or register online. Friends and family can too! Visit register, for more information. Harris Teeter: Link your VIC card at Harris Teeter and a portion of the proceeds from your sale will be donated to our school. Before your sale is processed you must mention your school code, 4714. Visit ault.aspx?pageId=292 for more information. Target: Target will donate 1% of all purchases made using your Target Visa or your Target

Guest Card to our school. On the Target site type in our school name. Visit rporate/page.jsp?contentId=PR D03-001811 for more information. Used or new technology needed! CBES PTO is looking for anyone willing to donate iTouch, iPod, Kindle, or Nook devices for our students to use for educational purposes. We are a 501(c)(3) organization. A donation is tax deductible. If your child doesn’t attend school but you would like to help, you may drop off your any of the above at the front counter during regular school hours.

PIML from page 5B a win would keep them in 1st Place while and win for Flint Tropics could put them tied for 2nd Place. Both teams played this game with a lot of intensity and tough defense, by halftime Flint Tropics was able to take the lead 25-22. However after halftime 2nd Chance’s Maurice Murphy picked up 17-points in the half to help lead his team back into the lead and hold it giving them the win 55-51. The win gave them a tie for 1st Place, but after the tie was broken they were in 2nd Place and take the #2 Seed in the Tournament, the loss put Flint Tropics down to 5th Place and they will take the #5 Seed. HIGHLIGHTS: 2nd Chance: Maurice Murphy 20, #3 Josh Shackelford 12, #1 Orlo Work and #15 Luke Bruin 6-points each, #11 Chris Dodds 5, #32 Dustin Morgan 4, and #21 Chris Allen 2-points. Flint Tropics: #23 Tyler Caproni and #5 Drew Brinson 15-points each, #32 Alec Prindable 13, #1 Hayden Yoworski 6, and #25 Joel Yoworski 2. • Thursday, May 1st • 6:30 – Carolina Beach Bums vs. 8:43 AMhe Green

Mambas - Carolina Beach Bums won this game by forfeit. • 7:30 – Port City Fire – vs. CB Crew – CB Crew was able to take a 1-point edge going into halftime 25-24. However in the 2nd half Port City Fire stepped up their defense and held CB Crew to just 20-points while their offense picked up 34 to take the win 58-45. HIGHLIGHTS: Port City Fire: #10 Tyrell Tillery 12, #21 William Jacobs and #25 Key Shawn Bailey 11-points each, #55 Levin Harvin 9, and #15 Ankee James, #33 Jim Freeman Jr., and #5 Deion Shabazz 5points each. CB Crew: #88 Nick Douglas 14, #8 Chris Trombetta 11, #6 Justin Metts 10, #59 Ricky Martindale 6, and #15 Ian Sullivan and #9 Nick Dowless 2-points each. • 8:30 – Douglas Electric Co. vs. Anderson Air LLC Winner of this game would share a tie for 1st Place at 7-2 while the loser will fall all the way down to 4th Place. Douglas was able to control the 1st half of the game outscoring Anderson 41-30 by halftime. After halftime Anderson stepped up their defense and held Douglas to just 31-points,

GOVERNOR’S from page 6B Torrance Yang (Hoggard); Natural Science - Clara M. Seifert (NHHS), Emma P. Bingham (Isaac Bear), JeonHyung Kang (Hoggard), Luke D. Guo (Hoggard), Margaret R. Powell (NHHS). Session Schedule

• June 15, 2014: Opening day of the 2014 session of Governor's School • July 3, 2014: Parents' Day • July 3 - July 6, 2014: Break in session • July 23, 2014: Last day of the 2014 session of Governor's School

however they could only score 34 on Douglas in the half bringing the score to 72-64 by the time the final buzzer sounded. The Win gave Douglas 1st Place in the Regular Season and the #1 Seed going into the tournament. HIGHLIGHTS: Douglas Electric Co.: #14 Richard Sheppard 21, #24 Josh Humphries 19, #11 Daniel

Lockwood 15, #33 Shawn Batts 8, #5 Anthony Suerken 6, and #23 Jeff Cayton 2. Anderson Air LLC: #1 Cody McCallister 17, #8 Chase Blackburn 12, #9 Mitch McDowel 11, #3 Jesse Jones 9, #2 Levin Neal and #16 Ethan Blackburn 4-points each, #34 Kevin Moore 3, and #11 Justin Anderson 2.

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.

YOUTH from page 6B Challenge Day Due to space constraints, each camp is limited to 12 participants and pre-registration is required by contacting the Pechmann Center at 910-8685003 or kris.smith@ The $20 camp registration fee must be paid at time of registration. “Novice and experienced anglers in these classes can all learn something to make them better anglers,” said Gerald Klauss, natural science curator at the Pechmann Center. “There is something new to

learn each day. Our hands-on, kid-friendly instruction style is designed to help young anglers feel more comfortable and confident when they go fishing.” The John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center is located at 7489 Raeford Road, across from Lake Rim. Wildlife Commission staff at the Pechmann Center conducts fishing workshops, events and clinics throughout the year. Most programs are free and open to the public. For more information about the center, or to check on summer clinics, visit the Learning page.

CB ARTS from page 1B from 7:30 PM - to 9:30 PM at the boardwalk gazebo. Artistry in Jazz is also scheduled to play Saturday, June 21, 2014 and Saturday July 19, 2014, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM. The CB A&A Committee is working with Debra and Mark Lynch, owners of Gray Scale Entertainment located right here in Wilmington, NC. Gray Scale entertainment has booked three bands to play at the boardwalk gazebo, July 26, 2014 5:00 PM 9:00 PM, Cell Block 2, Groove Bucket from Western NC, and Port City Shake Down. The Town of Carolina Beach

Arts and Activities happen to noticed many Friday and Saturday nights the boardwalk gazebo was void of activity when so many tourists were visiting the week-ends. Friday and Saturday nights are perfect nights for entertainment so the town of Carolina Beach Arts and Activities decided it was a gap they would help fill. The committee is so excited because with Gray Scale Entertainment's expertise and contacts we will be able to have a full schedule of good entertainment and a variety of entertainment. The best part of all is; this entertainment is FREE to the public.

AQUARIUM from page 2B REQUIRED. • EXTENDED BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR Fridays, May 16, 30 at 2 p.m., Wednesdays, May 14, 28 at 2 p.m., Monday, May 26 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.

OUTDOORS & EXPLORATION • SURF FISHING WORKSHOP - Saturdays, May 10, 31 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. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED. 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:

SBJF from page 2B 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 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: 56, 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 7-11 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, and

create animal enrichment, campers get a glimpse of the work required to provide proper animal care. Dates: July 14-18, 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 2327, July 7-11, July 28-August 1 Ages: 13-14

ORTHO from page 4B 1,200 boys and girls. This will be OrthoWilmington’s 7th year partnering with the Wilmington Family YMCA to sponsor the race and this year’s race expects 500 community participants and close to 750 girls and boys. OrthoWilmington continues to be a wonderful community partner and all involved are eagerly anticipating the race. We want to remind community residents of the road closures that will take place during the event. From 6:00am to 9:30am on Saturday, May 17th, Independence Rd will be closed between Oleander and Sterling Place with additional blockades in

the Lincoln Forest and Glen Meade Neighborhoods. Other sponsors for the race include: OrthoWilmington, Harris Teeter, Chick-Fil-A, Subway, Old North Wealth Management, The Pediatric Center, Piedmont Gas, New Balance Wilmington, Dimock, Weinberg and Cherry Coastal Carolina Pediatric Dentistry, Boyles Law Firm, First Citizens Bank, Quality Lighting Solutions. Race will start at 8:00am. Packet Pick-Up will be at OrthoWilmington’s Shipyard location (3787 Shipyard Blvd.) on Friday, May 16th from 4-6 PM. For more information contact Aileen Sutton at the YMCA at 604-6456.

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 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 910458-5962 or blueocean

Gazette, May 7th, 2014 17B event provides accessible fishFISHING from page 2B awards ceremony will be held ing to over 300 people and is upon conclusion of the sure to be a memorable day for Tournament. This growing all involved. DISABLED from page 1B To begin the day, as contestants arrive, each is given a Britt’s Donut and a McDonald’s biscuit or a piece of fruit for breakfast. Soft drinks and water are also available. Then when they’re ready to fish, everyone is provided a rod and reel and all the bait they need to try and catch the winning fish. From registration on up to a hot dog and chips lunch, contestants are assisted in every way by an “army” of volunteers from the Got-Em-On Live Bait Club and people from the community. The Town of Kure Beach provides Police Officers and workers to assist in cleanup. There will be trophies for the three largest fish caught as well as door prizes of rod and reel combo’s, gift cards, and

Tee shirts. Alan Votta of Alan Votta Construction has built and donated a fabulous Tiki Bar. Raffle tickets are on sale for the Tiki Bar to help raise funds for the tournament. Jim Dial will also be cooking a pig for a BBQ fundraiser on May 10th. You can get your BBQ and see the Tiki Bar displayed beside Bud & Joes in Kure Beach. Got-Em-On Live Bait Club wants to thank all of the generous sponsors and donors for the tournament. It is not too late to participate as a sponsor or volunteer and we would love to have you! mDonations are welcome and can be mailed to: Got Em On Live Bait Club (CFDSFT) P.O. Box 1837, Carolina Beach NC 28428. Please make check payable to the Got-EmOm Live Bait Club.

BASEBALL from page 4B advanced to second on a Donovan Francis groundout, then scored on an error by the shortstop on a hard hit ball by Alex Highsmith. Alex advanced to third on a passed ball, before scoring on a sacrifice fly by Evan Laverick. The Eagles scored 3 more in the fifth on a Highsmith walk, Laverick sac bunt, another Crott double to left, and another Perryman single to left. Francis came in to pitch in relief, securing the last 2 outs of the game for the win. The Eagles will play for at least a share of the conference title at home Thursday against West Brunswick. Game time is 6:00, and it is Senior Recognition Night! Please come support these young men in their quest for a conference championship!! • 5/1 – Ashley 3 West Brunswick 10 - Things did not quite go as planned on Thursday night, as the Ashley baseball team lost their last conference game against West Brunswick by a score of 10-3. Each team collected 11 hits, but the Trojans capitalized on more of their chances. Donovan Francis started on the mound for Ashley, who also utilized Noah Borntrager and Kameron Johnson. Offensively for the Eagles, Shane Shepard led the way, with a double, a homerun, and 2 RBIs. Cully Crott added 3

hits, and Kameron Johnson had 2. The Eagles finished in a tie for second place with Hoggard, but by virtue of a tiebreaker, earned the #2 seed for the first ever Mideastern conference tournament which begins Monday. • 5/5 – Ashley 12 South Brunswick 4 - The Screaming Eagles baseball team had the bats ready to roll Monday night, pounding out 14 hits in a 12-4 win against South Brunswick in the first round of the inaugural Mideastern Conference baseball tournament. The top of the Ashley batting order was stellar, as leadoff hitter Shane Shepard_ was 4-4 with a double and 2 RBIs, Cully Crott_ was 2-3, and Dakota Perryman had a monster game, going 3-4 with 3 doubles and 5 RBIs!! Kameron Johnson helped out with a 3 run homer in the 3rd inning. Donovan Francis_ added 2 hits and a double. Noah Borntrager_ pitched 6 solid innings for the win, while Drake Overton tossed the seventh inning. The Eagles are now 16-6 overall, and they will have hosted cross-town rival Hoggard at 6:00 PM on Tuesday in the semifinals of the conference tournament!!


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Eagle Lands at Aquarium

Mother’s Day at the Aquarium at Ft. Fisher Kure Beach, NC — Craft a perfect celebration for mom at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher this Mother’s Day. Admission to the new Butterfly Bungalow, normally $3, will be free to all mothers on Sunday, May 11. Treat mom to time in the beautiful new butterfly exhibit with hundreds of freeflying butterflies. Stop and smell the flowers together in the outdoor gardens. Hold hands and share the thrill of watching emerging butterflies at the pupae house. Mothers

won’t be the only one’s enjoying a special day at the Aquarium. Children are invited to craft bird houses with the help of Home Deport (while supplies last) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. This workshop is free with Aquarium admission. In addition, various tours and classes are offered during the holiday weekend including Surf Fishing and Behind the Scenes tours. For more information, pricing and registration for tours visit .

Learn to Innovate Like Disney Tuesday, May 20

(Pictured Above): A flightless, juvenile bald eagle now lives at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Kure Beach, N.C. — Perched on a log, sporting a set of powerful talons and a steely gaze, a new resident of the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher strikes the impressive pose of a sur-

vivor. A roadside rescue and the Aquarium’s desire to share a powerful, conservation story provided the bald eagle a second chance. In 2013, a juvenile bald eagle (Haliaeetus leuco-

cephalus) was found in western Wisconsin with an injured wing, unable to fly. Veterinarians determined the damaged wing was previously broken and healed poorly in the

wild. Though efforts were made, the wing could not be repaired. A permanent home was needed. The eagle would not survive in the wild. See EAGLE, page 19B

Wings Wednesday at Aquarium Kure Beach, N.C. — Flap, flutter or fly down to the new Butterfly Bungalow at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher and don’t forget your wings. Experience the wonder of hundreds of free-flying exotic butterflies of various species. Every Wednesday in May visitors wearing their own set of wings gain free admission to the butterfly house. In addition, visitors can join in the Butterfly Brigade Parade

at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays. A marching celebration of pollinators winds from the Aquarium’s outdoor plaza to the Butterfly Bungalow. Butterfly Bungalow and garden begins at a pupa house where visitors view the chrysalis stage of the insects’ life cycle, when the transformation from caterpillar to butterfly occurs. Inside the Butterfly Bungalow, a greenhouse-like See Butterfly, page 19B

(Pictured Above): A young visitor sports her own wings while visiting the new Butterfly Bungalow at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher.

WILMINGTON, N.C. — The North Carolina Aquarium Society hosts “Disney’s Approach to Creativity & Innovation” presented by Disney Institute on Tuesday, May 20 at Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington. Learn how The Walt Disney Company taps into its workforce for creative solutions and inspiration. Examine how leaders bring together organizational identity, structural systems and a collaborative structure to create a steady flow of ideas resulting in innovative products, service and experiences. In this course, Disney shares methods that can be employed immediately, and with little to no cost, to maximize the rich resources every organization already has – your people!

Disney understands engaging and encouraging the imaginative power of employees creates a lasting competitive advantage and maximizes an organization's potential. Registration for the powerful one-day business learning event is $425 and closes May 13. Walk-up registrations will not be accepted. To register and learn more visit For more information on registration contact the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher at 910.458.7468 or email joanna.zazzali@ncaquariums.c om. 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.

NC Aquarium at Ft. Fisher’s Summer Camp Registration Open Explore, 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 See SUMMER, page 17B

TRACK from page 4B time of 53.92 in the 400. In the 800m Stephen Wilson ran like a man on a mission breaking the school record running a 1:57 and taking 1st place. David Fletchner ran a personal best placing 5th at 2:03 and Joe Harty fought through to finish 6th at a 2:05.3. In the 1600m Daniel Lancaster placed 3rd with a time of 4:39 and Joe Harty was 5th at 4:44.In the 3200 Will Mayo ran a personal best at 10:30 to finish 4th and Daniel Lancaster was 6th at 10:43. The 300 hurdles saw Damien Batts finish 4th with a

time of 42.05 running a personal best. The 4x100m team of Andre Stukes, Tyree Gaithright, Zan Richardson, and Damien Batts finishes with a1st place against favorite Laney with a season best 43.41. In the 4 X 200m the team of Tyree Gaithright, Ebrima Darboe, Zan Richardson, and Damien Batts ran a season best 1:30.15 to finish 1st. In the 4 X 800m the team of David Fletchner, Joe Harty, Stephen Wilson, and Rylee Smith finished 1st with a time of 8:26.09. In the High Jump Ben Jackson tied for 3rd with a jump of 5'8 and Tyree

Gaithright finished 4th at 5'8. Bruce Kopka repeated as the conference championship in the pole Vault with a jump of 12'6. Daniel Suggs was 3rd with a jump of 12'00. Luka Abraham broke the freshman record and finished in a tie for 4th with a jump of 10'6". Charles dent finished 8th in the Long jump with a mark of 18'10". In the Triple Jump Durwin Hamilton jumped 38'11" to finish 6th. In the Shot Alex Banoczi was 3rd with a

throw of 47'11.5" and Russell Corbett was 4th at 44'6 and John Suggs was 8th at 38'5". Alex Banoczi was 2nd in the Discus with a mark of 141'5". Russell Corbett was 6th overall and John Suggs was 7th. This was complete team effort. They persevered through a tough day and came out on Top. Please Congratulate these Gentleman and winng 5 straight. it is a huge accomplishment to say the seniors have never lost this meet.

BUTTERFLY from page 18B enclosure, butterflies fly free and land on tropical plants and, occasionally, on visitors’ heads, arms and noses. Species inside the enclosure will vary but visitors may see vibrant blue morphos (Morpho peleides) native to Latin America, emerald

swallowtails (Papilio palinurus) or red lacewings (Cethosia biblis), both found in Asia, among many others. Butterfly Bungalow is a temporary exhibit open through September 2014. Daily tickets for the exhibit are $3. Wednesdays, May 7, 14, 21, 28 are free for

those wearing wings. General Aquarium admission is additional. 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: fort-fisher

EAGLE from page 18B Around the same time, the Aquarium decided to make changes to its fresh water conservatory. “Moving Luna, the albino alligator, to live with her natural colored cousins in a larger habitat created an opportunity. Our staff researched, planned and invested in the idea of sharing the important conservation story of eagles and introducing our guests to these majestic animals,” said Aquarium Director Peggy Sloan. However, finding the right match for both raptor and the Aquarium took time. Strict federal regulations and permit-

ting requirements surround the protected species and took many months to secure. Finally, in February, the juvenile bald eagle traveled from Wisconsin to his new home in North Carolina. Upon arrival, staff gradually introduced the bird, who does not yet have a name, to his new surroundings. They carefully monitored the animal’s diet, behavior and health. They put finishing touches on his specially-designed habitat complete with perches of varied heights, soft moss and a water feature. “The introduction of the eagle to the public is based

on his adaptation to his surroundings,” said Aquarium Curator Hap Fatzinger. “His long-term health and wellbeing are our primary concern.” Guests may now meet the Aquarium’s newest animal ambassador in the fresh water conservatory. Some guests are surprised by the bird’s appearance. It will take several years for the young animal to grow the characteristic white head feathers and yellow beak of mature bald eagles. For now, he sports a mottled array of white and brown feathers. Hunting, habitat loss and the once widely-used pesticide

DDT depleted the bald eagle population to near extinction in the mid-20th century. Populations have since recovered, supported by the Environmental Protection Agency ban of DDT in the 1970s and large-scale protection of nesting places. Eagles were removed from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife in 2007, a conservation success seen in few animal species.

SENIOR from page 3B Insurance Trust Fund?” asks Allen Smith, professor emeritus of economics at Eastern Illinois University and author of “SOCIAL SECURITY: Will It Be There For You?" ( It’s important for Americans to learn about the Social Security system long before they’re thinking about retiring, Smith says. “Public outcry has been effective in provoking the Social Security Administration to correct wrongs in the past,” says Smith. “For example, recently, when it became known that Social Security was seizing tax refunds from the children of deceased beneficiaries it claims were overpaid more than a decade ago, the public howled. The administration announced an immediate halt to the practice on April 14.” It will take just such a massive public outcry to get the government to repay its $2.7 trillion debt to Social Security, he says. Smith, who taught economics for 30 years and has focused his research and writing on government finance and Social Security for the past 15, shares three surprising facts that Americans should know about the program. • The more money you make in earnings, the less you get back! People who earn less in their working life get more money back in Social Security retirement benefits when you view

the annual benefit as a percentage of their highest annual salary. “So, a person born in 1960 who’s earning $107,000 a year now could receive about $29,230 a year if they retire at age 67 – assuming they had a steadily increasing income since age 18,” Smith says. “That’s 27 percent of their current salary. “A person the same age earning $40,000 a year today can expect about $16,460, which is 41 percent of their current salary.” Furthermore, since benefits are calculated only on a maximum average salary of $106,800, the person who earned $500,000 receives the same benefit as the person who earned $106,800. • Reports indicate the $2.7 trillion trust fund established for baby boomers’ retirement is gone. In 1983, the Reagan administration approved amendments to generate a Social Security surplus that would help pay benefits for the thousands of baby boomers who began retiring in 2011. The changes included accelerating Social Security payroll tax increases; allowing a portion of benefits to be taxed; and delaying costof-living adjustments from June to December. “Those changes generated $2.7 trillion in surplus, which is supposed to be in the Social Security Trust Fund,” Smith says. “But there’s been abundant evidence over the past two decades that no money was

being put in the Trust Fund. Based on my research, what’s sitting thereis non-marketable government IOUs. Statements to that effect were made in a 2009 Social Security trustees report, and by Sen. Tom Coburn and thenPresident George W. Bush, who in 2005 said, “There is no trust fund, just IOUs that I saw firsthand.” There was no indignant outcry “because too many Americans just don’t know a lot about Social Security,” Smith says. “This is the most serious and urgent of the problems we face with Social Security.” • Many people would benefit from hitting their retirement fund first and delaying collecting Social Security. Waiting until you’re 70 to tap your Social Security retirement benefits can make you eligible for a much fatter check – up to 8 percent more a year. That’s a big payoff. “Many people want to delay drawing income from their retirement fund, but if doing that allows you to wait till you’re 70 to take Social Security, the payoff is tremendous,” Smith says. “Wait at least until you’re eligible for the full amount, if possible,” Smith says. “That’s age 66 if you were born 194354, and age 67 if you were born in 1960 and later. If you’re in the older group, retiring at 62 cuts your benefits by a quarter; for the younger group it’s nearly a third.”

Gazette, May 7th, 2014 19B open, contact Revolver Music GUITAR from page 2B Camp is brought to Kure Beach at (910) 799-1999 or revolverby Terry Godwin with Revolver Terry Music. Camp will be held on will be hosting an “Open Wednesday mornings from 9 Practice” for 5 of his different am until 10 am, starting on June girl bands at the Community 25, 2014. Center on Sunday, March 30th. The program runs every This practice session is open Wednesday through August 13, to the public from 2 pm until 5 2013, excluding July 9th and pm. If you might be interested 23rd, for a total of 6 classes. in signing your child up for the The cost to participate is $15 summer camp, this is the perper class and the program is fect opportunity to meet the designed for students ages 7 instructor and see what some of and up. Registration is now his young students are up to. FREE Events from page 6B freshwater and saltwater fishing privileges, as well as hunting privileges, donated by Neuse Sport Shop, located in Kinston. The first prize is a lifetime freshwater fishing license, donated by the N.C. State Council of Trout Unlimited. Neuse Sport Shop also is donating tackle boxes, rod-and-reel combos and spools of fishing line, while the Wildlife Commission is donating prizes, such as fishing towels, playing cards and minitackle boxes. Local sponsors for many events will provide prizes and gifts to registered participants as well. The Wildlife Commission will con-

duct the drawing for prizes at the end of June and will publish a list of winners on its website,, in early July. To give kids a better chance of catching fish, the Wildlife Commission is stocking fish at many of these sites before the events — from trout in the mountains to channel catfish and bluegill in Piedmont and coastal public waters. For more information about National Fishing and Boating Week 2104, visit the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation’s website, For more information on fishing in public, inland waters, visit

20B Gazette, May 7th, 2014 Shriners. All children, up to 18 Sudan Parade from page 1B commitment to philanthropy. years old, may be eligible for They enjoy parades, trips, treatment at Shriners Hospitals dances, dinners, sporting if they, in the opinion of the events and other social occa- hospital's chief of staff, could sions. They support what has benefit from the specialized been called the "World's care available at Shriners Greatest Philanthropy," Hospitals. Eligibility is not Shriners Hospitals for based on financial need or relaChildren, a network of 22 pedi- tionship to a Shriner. For more atric specialty hospitals, oper- information visit www.sudanated and maintained by the

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(Pictured Above): Island Time Drop-n-Play is located in Carolina Beach at 1140 North Lake Park Boulevard just across the street from the town hall. They are open from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays. On Fridays they open at 8:00 a.m. and close at 10:00 p.m. and on Saturdays they open at 4:00 p.m. and close at 10:00 p.m. They host private parties on Saturdays mornings and on Sundays. If you would like to find out more about Island Time Drop-n-Play don’t hesitate to give them a call at (910) 458-4FUN (4386). You can also find an abundance of great information on their website at By: Jasmine K. McKee Staff Writer Island Time Drop-n-Play is “The Pleasure Island Kids’ Oasis” offering tons of fun, games, and much needed social interaction for children ages 12 months to 12 years with flexible

drop in care, after School care and upcoming summer camps. The Themed Camps start in June and offer daily field trips, fun crafts, and activities according to that week. This year Island Time will kickoff the Summer with Nature Week June 16th, June 23rd All Aboard transportation, June 30th Red,

White, and Blue, July 7th Space Odyssey, July 14th Believe in Magic, July 21st Exploring the Arts, July 28th Passport to Travel, August 4th Animal Planet, August 11th Exploring the Arts and August 18th Mad Scientist!! The last day of Summer will be celebrated with a trip to Myrtle Beach’s WONDERWORKS! Remember space for these summer camps is limited and available spots will fill up quickly so sign up soon!

Parents love that Island Time is their trusted local childcare service that can help to free up some desperately needed time to get things done! Island Time is always striving to help parents with their easy to use service, which requires no appointments or commitment. Kids love the massive amounts of toys and games suited for all ages and the unstructured social time with friends while parents love the low rates. “At Island Time we are focused on FUN.

We have a toddler area, dramatic play area with a stage, role play center, gross motor area with ride on toys, a snack/craft center, and a big kid lounge with an air hockey table, double basketball shoot, trampoline, TV, games and a wonderful outdoor play area for a little fresh air. There is something for everyone!” Island Time charges per child but discounts the price of each extra child to help parents with multiple children. They also offer daily, weekly and

monthly rates. Check out the rates page on their website for specific pricing on these plans. This Summer Island Time will have themed weeks with tons of local and long distance trips! Island Time is always holding your child’s safety and health at utmost importance, which is why they thought it was a must to install a new air filtration system that is designed to trap and eliminate viruses and airborne allergens. As any parSee Island Time, page 6C


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Elizabeth’s Tres Chic Treat Mom to Vintage Fashions this Year

(Pictured Above): Elizabeth’s Ladies Boutique is located in Historic Downtown Wilmington at 305 N Front Street, in the Cotton Exchange. They are open Monday through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. and on Sundays they are open from 1:30 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. You can find out more about Elizabeth’s Ladies Boutique by calling (910) 763-7876. Parking is always free for customers in the Cotton Exchange parking lot. The sign out front of the shop says it all: “Enjoy Being a Girl.” Elizabeth’s provides wardrobe consultation and a variety of clothing ranging stylistically from vintage reproductions to modern fashions. Elizabeth’s is the type of shop where you will always find a must have item. There is no better place to find the perfect Spring fashions. “At Elizabeth’s we celebrate the art of being beautiful inside and out,” says owner and operator Joan Elizabeth Smith. See Elizabeth’s, page 5C

Protect Your Investment at Pleasure Island Auto

(Pictured Above): Pleasure Island Auto is located at 306 N. Lake Park Blvd. Carolina Beach. For any questions or to schedule an appointment, please call 910-458-9240. PI Auto is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday- Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and closed on Sunday. Some of their customers like to email, so that they can itemize what is going on with their vehicle, you can email or click contact us on the website. By: Candace Lookingbill Staff Writer A vehicle is an investment, and it can be a stressful one. Allow Pleasure Island Auto to relieve some of your worries. Pleasure Island Auto takes pride in being a one-stop shop

for their locals. They provide oil changes, inspections, tire service, maintenance work, diagnostics (check engine lights and unusual noises), 4WD, brakes, engine rebuilds, and transmission work. Victoria and Westley Satterwhite, owners of Pleasure Island Auto, are determined to

change people’s opinions of mechanics by offering honest, fairly priced, and quality work guaranteed with a warranty. Their goal is to permanently fix every issue with your vehicle and not mask your vehicle’s problems. They want their customers to be well informed of See PI AUTO, page 5C

Treat Mom to Something Unique at the Pelican Roost

The Celtic Shop Offering Irish, Scottish and Welsh Gifts for Mom

(Pictured Above): Pelican Roost offers unique Statues. Whether Mom enjoys antiques, vintage goodies or gardening stop by Pelican Roost for a unique shopping experience. The multi vendor resale shop and produce stand

(Pictured Above): So whether you are of Irish, Scottish or Welsh decent or just want some luck of the Irish, The Celtic Shop is the place to visit, stop by to browse and shop the items they have to offer. You will not be disappointed. The Celtic Shop is at 308 Nutt St., Wilmington and is open from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. For details, call 910-763-1990. The store faces the rear parking lot, which is free for customers parking of the Cotton Exchange. The Celtic Shop offers many items that all those with Celtic heritage will find instantly recognizable. Various tartans, the familiar Irish Wedding Rings, rosaries, and a plethora of Celtic style musical selections are amassed in this wonderful shop Music is known for its ability to transmit culture from generation to generation. Celtic style music is especially recognizable and instantly conjures visions of the beautiful Irish, Scottish and Welsh countryside. The Celtic Shop provides their patrons with a wondrous selection of classic and contemporary Celtic albums that you will want to play in

your car, in the home, and at work. “The music is a major draw for many customers,” says Lambert. There is always something delightful playing in the shop and you can browse

their huge selection of Holiday songs, Pub Songs, bagpipe music and more. If you have not already fallen in love with Celtic music, you will. Celtic See Celtic Shop, page 5C

is one of the largest in the area and can boast over 6500 square feet of indoor retail space in which you will find a massive assortment of items ranging from furnishings to rare col-

lectables. They offer new and used items, modern and antique. In addition to home furnishings you will find many other great buys like fabulous See PELICAN, page 5C

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PLEASURE ISLAND ANIMAL HOSPITAL “Offering Quality of Life for Pets and their Families�

(Pictured Above): Pleasure Island Animal Hospital is at 1140 N. Lake Park Blvd., Suite J, Carolina Beach. For details or to make an appointment, call 910-458-5800. Pleasure Island Animal Hospital is a full service veterinary hospital located in Carolina Beach. Dr. Ked Cottrell has practiced veterinary medicine in Carolina Beach since 2004. He opened the animal hospital in December of 2011 in order to continue to provide care for the pets in the area. The veterinary team provides comprehensive medical servic-

es including vaccinations, surgery, dentistry, diagnostics, boarding, Purina products, flea, tick and heartworm preventatives and so much more! Fleas are constant here in this area, because you do not get the winter freeze as in other parts. So, it is very important to keep your pet on tick and flea preventative. It is also important to make sure your pets are See P.I. Animal, page 4C


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Baby Teeth Basics So you've just had a baby, now what? Like all first time parents, the idea of now caring and providing for this little one for life can be daunting to think about. With such important things as their early developmental health and future college education fund to think about, the last thing you want to concern yourself with is their baby teeth. After all, won't baby teeth just fall out soon enough anyways to where you don't need to concern yourself too much with See BOZART, page 5C

New Hanover Regional Medical Center begins construction on new emergency department in northern New Hanover County

WILMINGTON, NC - New Hanover Regional Medical Center has begun construction on a new standalone emergency department in the northern part of New Hanover County. Construction began on the new facility in March 2014, with an expected completion in May 2015. The 30,000 square foot building will have 10 treatment rooms and one critical care room, and will be staffed 24/7 by board-certified emergency physicians, nurses certified in emergency care and a multidisciplinary support care team. The location will also offer full lab and diagnostic services through NHRMC Health & Diagnostic Services, which is relocating from its Porters Neck location and offering X-ray, CT scans, digital mammography, ultrasound, MRI, bone density screenings and more. “This new emergency department will allow residents in the northern part of our county more convenient access to emergency care when they need it,” said Christy Spivey, administrator of emergency and trauma services at NHRMC. “Patients will

receive the same patient-centered care that they expect from NHRMC from highly-skilled emergency physicians and staff. We will continue to work closely with New Hanover Regional Medical Center EMS and AirLink VitaLink Critical Care Transport teams to ensure that each patient gets the proper level of care they need.” “As a physician, I am very excited about this expansion because it means valuable time will be saved for patients experiencing an emergency in that part of the region,” said Randall Willard, M.D., an emergency physician with Eastern Carolina Emergency Physicians and chief of the department of emergency medicine at NHRMC. The building, designed by BBH Design, will be constructed by Brasfield & Gorrie. The estimated project cost is approximately $15.1 million and will be funded from NHRMC’s capital budget. It will be built on approximately 26 acres of land on Market Street, alongside NHRMC See NHRMC, page 5C

Are You Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired? 3 Questions Chronic Pain Sufferers Should Ask Themselves - The numbers involved in America’s problem with chronic pain are staggering and probably larger than most realize. More than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, costing nearly $600 billion annually in medical treatments and lost productivity, according to the Institute of Medicine, which adds that the total surpasses that of all people affected by heart disease, diabetes and cancer combined. “Despite the

immense scope of the problem, very little is spent on research to find better ways to manage pain. Chronic pain has become a disease in its own right for many patients,” says Komanchuk, a retired schoolteacher who now works as an educational writer and public relations assistant with Joy of Healing, an alternative healing modality. Komanchuk, a fibromyalgia sufferer, was dealing with so much pain in her life that, at age 52, she was faced with the See PAIN, page 5C

ing your pet home alone, try a doggie day care. Your pet is socializing, exercising and it is important for your dog to feel as if it is part of a pack. Socializing is important especially for a younger dog. It makes for a happy pet. Dr. Ked Cottrell has been practicing in the local area since graduating from Purdue University Veterinary School in 2002, and is a resident of Carolina Beach. The veterinarian team provides compassion-

P.I. ANIMAL from page 3C vaccinated and be on heartworm medicine to help in the prevention of GI parasites. Make sure you pick up your pet’s waste and keep them current on their vaccinations and preventative medicines. It is important to get your pet a yearly physical exam; medicines cannot be distributed without one. It also allows the veterinarian the chance to examine for problems that you as owner are not aware of, like a heart murmur, enlarged lymph nodes, or something that is not apparent to the eye. Cottrell also feels your pet’s health regimen should be tailored with the pet’s lifestyle and your lifestyle. A pet that exercises a lot would not need some things that a pet which does not exercise would need. Nutrition is also important for your pet, if you need to place your pet on a special diet visit a store that specializes in pet food and sit and consult with someone that is informative on an animal’s diet. Another important thing that you should invest in is microchipping your pet. If during a hurricane or bad weather

and you get separated from your pet, this is the ideal way to get reunited with your pet. It is around $50 to have done, but that is nothing compared to losing your pet and not being able to locate it. It is also important to socialize your pet. If you work or are going to be gone all day, instead of leav-

ate care for all the animals that come through their doors. Other services provided are surgery, spay and neutering, dental care, limited boarding and x-rays. Pleasure Island Animal Hospital is at 1140 N. Lake Park Blvd., Suite J, Carolina Beach. For details or to make an appointment, call 910-4585800. The hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday and closed on Sundays.

PI AUTO from page 2C any issues without “scare tactics” and “pressure sales”. It is their job to inform you of what their mechanics suggest for your vehicle, offer you options in regards to the repairs, and the decision is up to you- it is YOUR car! As summer is fast approaching, please try to call them to schedule an appointment, but feel free to drop by if your schedule permits. They will do everything they can to take care of all of your vehicle’s needs. No job is too big or too small. Pleasure Island Auto has been serving the community for 4 years and wants to thank all of their customers for

their trust and loyalty. They look forward to seeing everyone in flip flops this summer! Pleasure Island Auto is located at 306 N. Lake Park Blvd. Carolina Beach. For any questions or to schedule an appointment, please call 910458-9240. PI Auto is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. MondayFriday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and closed on Sunday. Some of their customers like to email, so that they can itemize what is going on with their vehicle, you can email or click contact us on the website. The website is

CELTIC SHOP from page 2C style Holiday Music is beautiful and warm, a must have for anyone to play in their home throughout this holiday season. Another main attraction for many of the Celtic Shops customers would be the large selection of Celtic Jewelry that they have in stock. They feature beautiful Irish rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, rosaries and much more. When it comes to decorating the house the Celtic Shop can help you to surround yourself with good luck. The Luck of the Irish is available from the Celtic Shop for you to take to your home with so many great items covered in clovers! They offer many great décor items that can display your Celtic pride inside and outside of your home. Display your homes address on a sign with a large clover or Irish wedding ring to make it stand out. They have a plethora of signage perfect to display around the home or office. Family maps, flags, and virtually anything you can imagine emblazoned with a traditional Irish blessing or saying

that will provoke heartfelt thoughts and laughter. In addition to everything else they sell in the Celtic Shop there is an abundance of great games perfect for both kids and adults. They have traditional Irish and Scottish board games, puzzles displaying the beautiful scenery and Celtic designs, paper dolls and plenty of card games. They even carry a large selection of Celtic books. They have everything from children’s books to genealogy books so be prepared to add a few more great finds to the coffee table. So whether you are of Irish, Scottish or Welsh decent or just want some luck of the Irish, The Celtic Shop is the place to visit, stop by to browse and shop the items they have to offer. You will not be disappointed. The Celtic Shop is at 308 Nutt St., Wilmington and is open from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. For details, call 910763-1990. The store faces the rear parking lot, which is free for customers parking of the Cotton Exchange.

Elizabeth’s from page 2C “Coming in and talking about your faults is not allowed. We always focus on what is beautiful and we know that you will feel good when you leave.” Elizabeth’s is overflowing with beautiful dresses, blouses, sweaters, ensembles and so much more. They even offer beautiful reproduction dresses that you may find nowhere else. Everything they carry is hard to find and sure to make you stand out as a well-dressed and fashionable woman. They offer stylish hats in all shapes, sizes, styles, and colors. It is easy to find the perfect one to match anything in your wardrobe. Don’t forget about your other accessories as Elizabeth’s also features beautiful bracelets, earrings, necklaces, gloves and more. “Everything in the shop has

one thing in common, femininity,” says Joan. “I opened this business because I enjoy working with ladies and helping to make them look and feel the best they can be.” Elizabeth’s Ladies Boutique is located in Historic Downtown Wilmington at 305 N Front Street, in the Cotton Exchange. They are open Monday through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. and on Sundays they are open from 1:30 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. You can find out more about Elizabeth’s Ladies Boutique by calling (910) 763-7876. Parking is always free for customers in the Cotton Exchange parking lot. Keep stopping by Elizabeth’s Ladies Boutique to browse regularly as they are receiving new spring fashion items daily.

PELICAN from page 2C jewelry, artwork, and an endless selection of décor. Take the time to peruse the entirety but don’t be intimidated by the sheer size of the selection, if you are looking for anything specific just ask and one of their friendly staff members will gladly help. If they don’t have exactly what you want be sure to ask anyways because with their huge number of vendors they have access

to a vast network of sellers. Outside of the walls at the Pelican’s Roost you will find a seemingly endless expanse of outdoor retail space and even a fresh produce stand that is open year round. The unfathomable deals spill right out of the doors where your treasure hunting can continue for hours! They have all kinds of great yard décor and there is always something to complement your existing garden or even the per-

Gazette, May 7th, fect piece from which a new garden design can draw inspiration. They feature and assortment of flowering plants and even the beautiful big “Knock Out” roses. They are open year round 7 days a week. On Mondays through Saturdays they open at 10:00 a.m. and close at 5:00 p.m. and on Sundays they open at 12:00 noon and close at 5:00 p.m. They are always interested in buying items so if you have

2014 5C something you would like to sell please inquire by phone or just bring it by the shop. You can reach the Pelican’s Roost by phone at (910) 799-2430. The Pelican’s Roost is on Facebook! Become their friend and get all the latest news from the Pelican’s Roost and see more pictures of their amazing selection. Visit the Pelican’s Roost today and see why so many people love to shop at this gigantic super resale store.

NHRMC from page 4C Atlantic SurgiCenter. A multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, technicians, paramedics and other emergency personnel worked with the design firm to provide input on many elements of the layout and design of the building. Staff gave input on room size, seating arrangements, sink placement, windows, storage, bed placement and other elements of the design in order to ensure maximum efficiency and focus on the family-centered care that

is standard throughout NHRMC. About the 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 multi-campus healthcare system, NHRMC includes the main 17th Street campus where the NHRMC Heart Center, 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 Center also includes the NHRMC Orthopedic Hospital on Wrightsville Avenue and the management of Pender Memorial Hospital in Burgaw. With a team-based approach to health care, NHRMC offers a variety of healthcare services, technologies and treatments for

patients of all ages. NHRMC provides more than $140 million in charity care each year. New Hanover Regional Medical Center is the leading provider of quality and accessible health care in Southeastern North Carolina, delivering care to all in need, without the support of taxpayer dollars. The medical center takes seriously its responsibility as an economic engine for the community, creating more than 6,000 jobs directly and another 6,000 jobs indirectly.

BOZART from page 4C them? Wrong! Despite popular belief, baby teeth are extremely important and should be cared for with the same consideration given adult teeth. Baby teeth actually serve a crucial role in the early development of your child's long term oral health. They can help your child to develop clear speaking skills, learn to chew properly, and most importantly they hold a place so that at the right time an adult tooth can come in and take's it's place per-

manently in a healthy way. So don't neglect your child's baby teeth by viewing them as disposable teeth which don't need proper care. You just may be sacrificing your child's long term oral health as a by product! Baby Teeth FAQ's: • Will thumb sucking or pacifiers hurt my baby's teeth? As long as this habit doesn't persist into when permanent teeth arrive then they should be fine. • When should I first take my child to the dentist? You

should first take your child to the dentist when their first tooth comes in or around the age of one. Whichever comes first. • Can I brush my baby's teeth? Yes, but don't use toothpaste. Use a soft bristled toothbrush (there are many specifically designed for infants) and water before bed to get the plaque and bacteria off of their teeth. • When can I start using toothpaste? At around the ages of two or three. Your dentist will help you with the exact

timing based on your child's development. Be sure to monitor your child at first to be sure they aren't using too much toothpaste and accidentally swallowing it. In conclusion, if you take your child's baby teeth seriously then the chances are that they will in turn take their permanent teeth seriously for the long term. After all, health and oral health is a matter of learned behavior for the most part. So set the right example and your child will follow!

PAIN from page 4C prospect of spending the rest of her life in a nursing home. Fibromyalgia syndrome is a complex, chronic condition of widespread muscular pain and fatigue, that often includes sleep disturbances, impaired memory and concentration, depression and other debilitating symptoms. “When medical leave, morphine patches, codeine and myriad pharmaceuticals brought no relief, I took an early retirement and tried a different approach in combination with medical treatment,” says Komanchuk, who has since enjoyed more than 13 years of pain-free and prescription-free living after finding an alternative healing therapy that works for her. Komanchuk, who elabo-

rates on her path to mind-bodyspirit wellness at, says chronic pain sufferers who cannot find lasting relief should ask themselves the following three questions: • Have I really tried everything? Komanchuk had been to orthopedic surgeons, neurologists, rheumatologists, psychologists, underwent MRIs and took all manner of medications for her unbearable pain. In a narrow sense, it would seem as though she exhausted her options – until she looked beyond traditional Western medicine. Alternative treatment guided her to recognize the layers of stress throughout her life that she believes were a primary driver of her chronic pain. • Am I overlooking dietary

triggers? The medical community continues to learn more about the benefits of healthy eating and specific diets for people with certain conditions, such as a gluten-free diet for those with sensitivities to gluten. Likewise, it can take years for someone to realize that they are lactose-intolerant, or have other food allergies. If you can’t pinpoint the source of chronic pain, and no treatment is working, find out what is healthy for your body. “Eliminating wheat, sugar and many processed foods helped me,” Komanchuk says. • Are your mind, body and spirit in balance? Komanchuk thought she was living the life she was supposed to live, accumulating wealth and possessions, and she had a narrowly defined expectation of others.

In reality, however, the priorities guiding her well-being, which are based in the mind, body and spirit, were skewed. Underneath someone’s physical experience, pain, she says, is often a caldron of unresolved emotional issues. “At the height of my suffering I often said, ‘If every part of my body that hurt was bleeding, then you could begin to understand what I was feeling,’ ” says Komanchuk. “I just want to urge the millions who are struggling with chronic pain to never give up – and, to keep an open mind for treatment!” About Janet Komanchuk Janet Komanchuk,, is a retired schoolteacher who has experienced the miraculous remission of chronic, debilitating fibromyalgia, which was the result of many overlapping stressors and unresolved issues throughout her life. While weathering extreme fatigue and pain, she’d tried everything from traditional Western medicine to alcohol consumption and various holistic treatments. It wasn’t until she experienced the healing work of medium and healer Andrew Overlee, and his wife, Tamara, a dedicated spiritual counselor and author, that she was able to regain her life. She is now pain-free without any use of prescription medication. She is an educational writer and public relations assistant with Joy

6C Gazette, May 7th, 2014 ing broiled, fried and blackDeck House from page 8C sautéed shrimp and scallops ened. The Deck House is locatwith asparagus, mushrooms ed at 205 Charlotte Avenue in and tomatoes in a roasted lob- Carolina Beach just off of Lake ster cream sauce over penne Park Boulevard. If you are pasta. Also offered is grouper having trouble finding it just chowder and the owners’ spe- ask anyone you pass and you cialty Manhattan clam chow- will surely get pointed in the der. Some items on the a la right direction. carte menu include lobster tail, The full menu is available side of crab legs, and side of on their website at www.deckscallops, grouper served h o u s e c a s u a l d i n i n g . c o m . grilled, blackened or broiled. Follow them on Facebook at They have a spacious full w w w. f a c e b o o k . c o m / d e c k service bar and offer wine, beer housecasualdining so you can and cocktails. Featured every participate in contests and to Thursday is $3 North Carolina find out what is going on at the Craft Beer night. To highlight Deck House. You can also folthe craft beers offered in North low them on Twitter at Carolina. The end of the sum- @DeckHouseCBNC. mer season is fast approaching Deck House is at 205 and after Labor Day the off- Charlotte Ave., Carolina season hours will begin. Beach; the hours are 5 – 9 p.m. Fernandez will be offering con- Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday tests and give-a-ways through and Thursday and 5 – 10 p.m. their Facebook page. They will Friday and Saturday, and they also begin serving seasonal are closed on Mondays. But, cocktails like the Pumpkin around Memorial Day they will Delish cocktail and the tradi- begin their summer hours and tional sangria but made with have extended hours. For North Carolina blackberry details or interested in special wine. There will also prime rib events, call 910-458-1026. meal specials. The Deck House They serve on a first-come, is locally renowned for consis- first-serve basis, and you can tently offering the very best enjoy the bar area while you pasta, seafood and steak dishes wait on a table. The philosophy with superb service, which is to make everyone’s experialways makes for an excellent ence and memorable one, and if evening. They always offer the there is any way they can make freshest seafood in town pre- your experience worth repeatpared in a variety styles includ- ing, feel free to tell them. ISLAND TIME from page 1C ent knows children tend to share sicknesses better than they share toys, which is why Island Time is taking this step to help make sure that they are providing the safest and cleanest environment. “Families can bring their kids to Island Time knowing we are doing everything we can to keep kids healthy!” Island Time Drop-n-Play offers the area’s only after school program that offers the flexibility of choosing to pay for monthly, weekly, partial-weekly or even hourly based on your own specific needs. “We recognize that not all parents can be available to pick up kids when the bell rings and school is out. Island Time, only one mile from Carolina Beach Elementary, offers a safe, fun, and nurturing environment from 2:30 to close. Our Island Time van will pick up at Carolina Beach Elementary and immediately take kids to Mike Chappell Park for supervised play. After 7 hours in the school building, it’s important for kids have a chance to really get their energy out. Back at Island Time, kids will have a snack and water and then quiet time for homework/tutoring. Kids will then have supervised free play until parents pick up. With only limited spots available, your child is sure to get the attention he/she needs.” Island Time offers several options for their after school care program for however many days out of the week you need them. “Don’t need after-school care every day? That’s ok, at Island Time we are all about flexibility. On a first come first serve basis, for available seats on the van, Island Time can pick-up your child and you just pay our regular hourly rates. Island Time Drop-n-Play is a great place to host birthday parties. With enough space and all kinds of fun toys to play with, any child would love to invite

all of their friends to a party at Island Time. This wonderful service makes parties a breeze without destroying your home! “Don’t worry about getting your house ready, don’t worry if the weather is going to cooperate, having parties at Island Time is a breeze! Parties (for any occasion) can be scheduled on Saturday mornings (9-noon) or during 3 different time slots on Sunday, 9-12, 12-3, or 3-6. Please note that the 3 hr time slot is allowing for set-up and clean up.” When you have your party at Island Time you have the option to do it all yourself or even have the Island Time staff help throw the whole thing while you sit back and enjoy the day. Island Time Drop-n-Play is located in Carolina Beach at 1140 North Lake Park Boulevard just across the street from the town hall. They are open from 8:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Mondays through Thursdays. On Fridays they open at 8:00 a.m. and close at 10:00 p.m. and on Saturdays they open at 4:00 p.m. and close at 10:00 p.m. They host private parties on Saturdays mornings and on Sundays. If you would like to find out more about Island Time Drop-n-Play don’t hesitate to give them a call at (910) 458-4FUN (4386). You can also find an abundance of great information on their website at On the website you have the ability to preregister your children to save even more time. Be sure to find Island Time on Facebook so you can receive all of the latest information regarding events, changes and the latest happenings at Island Time in Carolina Beach. Your child could also be the Island Time Kid of the Week in this newspaper! The next time you need to free up a few hours or when your kids just need some play time with friends remember Island Time Drop-n-Play!

HANG 10 from page 7C were all reasonably priced. Start your day off at the Hang Ten Grill and enjoy one of the best breakfasts on the beach. All of your favorite breakfast items are available like eggs, breakfast meats, fluffy buttermilk pancakes, perfectly cooked French toast, stuffed French toast, waffles topped with fresh fruit, omelets made to order with your choice of fillings, biscuits and gravy, and various breakfast sandwiches. When you come back for lunch or dinner you are in for a treat with a selection of awesome appetizers and mouth watering burgers and sandwiches. Start off your meal with an appetizer like their fried pickles,

loaded nachos or their famous wings. They offer Panini sandwiches, grilled chicken sandwiches, and mouth watering Philly or chicken cheesesteaks. All of their burgers and sandwiches come with your choice of the Hang Ten’s own hand cut fries or chips and all of their sandwiches are also available as wraps. Wash down your food with one of their beers on draft or the wide variety of bottles. They also offer a great wine selection and full ABC permits. The Hang Ten has an outstanding outdoor seating area with protection from the sun. The Hang Ten Grill offers an extensive kid’s menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner with plenty of choices for the “Little

Surfers” and “Little Guppies.” Bring your kids to the Hang Ten for breakfast and they can get kids sized waffles, silver dollar pancakes with sprinkles, eggs any way they want them or even cereal and each comes with their choice of bacon or sausage and a drink! Make sure your kids start each day the right way with a filling breakfast at the Hang Ten. When you bring the kids for lunch or dinner they have plenty of options from which they can choose. They offer popular kids favorites like chicken tenders, kids sized burgers as well as other items like hot dog sliders, mac n’ cheese wedges, corn puppies and more. There is always something fun and delicious on

GIBBY’S from page 7C and Bar. The celebration commemorated a successful first year and business complete with amazing hors d'ouvres and champagne! Gibby’s Dock and Dine is located at 315 Canal Drive in Carolina Beach. They are open 7 days a week from 6:00 until 2:00am serving breakfast, lunch and Dinner along with a full bar. For a mull menu visit them online at www.gibbysdockand, you can also follow them on Facebook for updates on live entertainment and specials! If you are a new or established

business to our area and haven’t already joined 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: Ribbon Cuttings and 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 becom-

ing 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: 910-458-7969, E-mail:

the menu which your child will love. The Hang Ten Grill is located in Carolina Beach at 308 South Lake Park Boulevard just north of the Carolina Beach Lake. They are open seven days a week until 9:00 p.m. If you would like to find out more or to place an order to pick up please give them a call at (910) 458-5959. They offer free WiFi connection for their customers. You can also find out more about Hang Ten Grill on their website at ; You can also find them on Facebook. Become a fan of the Hang Ten Grill and receive the latest updates about everything happening at the Hang Ten Grill including specials.

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Gibby’s Celebrates 1-Year Anniversary with Chamber Ribbon Cutting Ceremony


HANG TEN GRILL Serving Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner 7 Days a Week

(Pictured Above): Gibby’s Dock and Dine is located at 315 Canal Drive in Carolina Beach. They are open 7 days a week from 6:00 until 2:00am serving breakfast, lunch and Dinner along with a full bar. For a mull menu visit them online at, you can also follow them on Facebook for updates on live entertainment and specials!

The Hang Ten Grill is located in Carolina Beach at 308 South Lake Park Boulevard just north of the Carolina Beach Lake. They are open seven days a week until 9:00 p.m. If you would like to find out more or to place an order to pick up please give them a call at (910) 458-5959. They offer free WiFi connection for their customers. You can also find out more about Hang Ten Grill on their website at ; You can also find them on Facebook. Become a fan of the Hang Ten Grill and receive the latest updates about everything happening at the Hang Ten Grill including specials. (Pictured Above): Gibby’s Dock and Dine held their grand-opening this past Friday Night. This past Friday Shelby Mayo and David 'Gibby' Gibson of Gibby’s Dock and Dine along with the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce held a One Year Anniversary & Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Island's favorite Water-side Restaurant See GIBBY’S, page 6C

The menu at the Hang Ten covers the spectrum from a full breakfast selection to thick and juicy burgers and tasty sandwiches. Local owners and operators of the Hang Ten, Jeff Hogan and Bre Danel, wanted to give the community a casual and relaxed dining option with great tasting menu items that See HANG 10, page 6C


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Deck House offers casual dining at its best

(Pictured Above): Deck House is at 205 Charlotte Ave., Carolina Beach; the hours are 5 – 9 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and 5 – 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and they are closed on Mondays. But, around Memorial Day they will begin their summer hours and have extended hours. For details or interested in special events, call 910-458-1026. They serve on a firstcome, first-serve basis, and you can enjoy the bar area while you wait on a table. The philosophy is to make everyone’s experience and memorable one, and if there is any way they can make your experience worth repeating, feel free to tell them. Established in 1998, The Deck House is housed in the former Carolina Beach Presbyterian Church which was built in 1946. They serve a local menu with a mix of seafood and traditional American. They also offer a full service bar. The Deck House is casual dining at its best. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming for either date night or family dining. Deck House offers seafood

and traditional American cuisine. Seafood is local, the steaks are hand-cut, and also on the menu are prime rib and a variety of pasta dishes. A popular dish is the almond encrusted salmon served with lemon beurre blanc sauce, other dishes are fresh grouper served with a topping of crab meat, asparagus and lobster cream sauce, New Orleans-style shrimp and grits, and seafood pasta which is See Deck House, page 6C

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