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Vol. 37 No. 14 | Wednesday April 2, 2014

Parking Enforcement Resumes In Carolina Beach With New Meters

Freeman Park Closing April 7th to 16th To Install Hatteras Ramp

The Town's parking enforcement contractor SP+ Municipal Services recently installed new parking meters throughout Carolina Beach prior to the start of the enforcement season from April 1st to October 31st. Previously one meter served two spaces. The new system has a meter for each parking space and permits purchasing time by credit card or by phone. See report below...

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By WILLARD KILLOUGH III Managing Editor

CAROLINA BEACH Parking enforcement in Carolina Beach resumed April 1st for the 2014 season. The pro-

gram operates from April 1st to October 31st. During the offseason parking it free. New meters were installed at on-street parking spaces throughout Town and pay-stations are now operating at the Town's pay-parking lots.

Last year the Town Council asked parking companies to bid on the contract and ultimately chose SP+ Municipal Services to take over operations from Lanier Parking Systems.

See Parking, page 8-A

Carolina Beach Council To Consider Approval Of Aquatics Center WILLARD KILLOUGH III | ByManaging Editor

CAROLINA BEACH - The Carolina Beach Town Council will consider approving a proposal to construct an Aquatics Center adjacent to the Town's Recreation Center behind Town Hall at their upcoming April 8th meeting. In November 2013, the Carolina Beach Town Council approved additional funding

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CAROLINA BEACH - The Town of Carolina Beach received a violation notice from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

(Photo from file) Freeman Park will be closed from April 7th to April 16th to permit installation of a new Hatteras ramp to improve traffic flow at the narrow entranceway leading to the park. The purpose is to prevent traffic jams when vehicles get stuck in the sand causing long lines of vehicles waiting for their removal. See report below...

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By WILLARD KILLOUGH III Managing Editor

CAROLINA BEACH - The Town of Carolina Beach will begin construction of a wooden

“Hatteras” ramp at the entrance of Freeman Park, which is located on the Northern end of Canal Drive. Freeman Park will be closed to vehicle traffic from April 7th through April 16th. This ramp will begin at

the end of the existing pavement and extend north 320' feet along the narrow entryway between the dunes where most of the vehicle congestion

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Police Charge Woman With Second Degree Murder Of Sister |

By WILLARD KILLOUGH III Managing Editor

CAROLINA BEACH - Carolina Beach Police are investigating an early morning shooting. Accord to the Police, at

7:22 am on April 1st, officers were dispatched to 600 Carolina Beach South, Unit# 3E regarding shots fired. Upon arrival Officers discovered a female subject had been shot. At a press conference held

at 3PM the same the day with Police Chief Ken Hinkle and District Attorney Ben David, it was announced that Joyce Goldberg was charged with second degree murder for the death of her sister Glenda Henry Bordeux.

Carolina Beach Police K-9's Retiring; Fundraiser To Help Buy New K9's | The Carolina Beach Town Council will consider approving funds to construct an 8-lane 25-yard pool at their April 8th meeting.

Carolina Beach Gets OSHA Violation Working On Decorations By WILLARD KILLOUGH III Managing Editor

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for a violation observed in November 2013. According to Town Manager Michael Cramer, "On November 21, 2013, an OSHA inspector observed a work crew from the Public Works Department performing duties that were, in his opinion, in viola-

tion of OSHA standards. The crew was observed utilizing the Town’s Dur-A-Lift bucket truck to assist the an Electrical Contractor in the repair of electrical plug-in’s that light up the annual Holiday lights that hang

See OSHA, page 8-A

By WILLARD KILLOUGH III Managing Editor

CAROLINA BEACH - The Carolina Beach Police Department K-9 officers Jenna and

Chief are retiring and there's a movement developing to help raise funds to obtain new K-9 officers for the department. Earlier this year local resident Stefanie Juel wanted to help raise funds to purchase

bulletproof vests for the K9's. When she heard that Jenna would soon be retiring the mission switched to funding the purchase of a new dog.

See K9, page 8-A

108 North Carolinians Killed By Domestic Violence In 2013 RALEIGH, N.C. : March 31st, 2014 - A total of 108 North Carolinians lost their lives in domestic violence murders in 2013, a decrease of 14 from the previous year, Attorney General Roy Cooper announced today. “Any drop in murders is a

hopeful sign, but for every abusive relationship that ends with a tragic death, many more victims continue to suffer,” Cooper said. “We must continue to fight this dangerous crime and help victims escape abuse.” 2013 Data on Domestic Violence Murders

Law enforcement agencies are required to report domestic violence related homicides yearly to the State Bureau of Investigation under a state law enacted in 2007. Of the domestic violence

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Spring is right around the corner and Elizabeth’s Tres Chic located in the Cotton Exchange has just what you need to celebrate the season in timeless style. See Page 1-C ...

Joe’s Oasis Bar and Grill is a family friendly neighborhood bar and grill that is located in the Masonboro Commons Shopping Center. See Page 8-C ...

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Editorial: Council To Consider Approval Of New Pool April 8th WILLARD KILLOUGH III | ByManaging Editor

While an eight-lane community pool is a great idea and debatably may pay for itself with user fees, it is yet another project on a board full of projects that needs to be prioritized. Clean water and sanitary sewer improvements, dredging the lake to mitigate flooding during rain events, funding beach nourishment and inlet dredging, and maintaining

basic municipal services are priorities often supported by residents. Getting grants to fund improvements for parks and the boardwalk area is outstanding. Those grants pay a large part of those bills while the Town matches them with a percentage of funding. The pool proposal (See page 1-A) should receive the most scrutiny because there are no upfront grants from state agencies and it will be

dependent on whether or not a local government can run a successful business venture. If the users don't pay the bill, the taxpayers will. I made a recommendation last year that perhaps an exercise in obtaining business financing is in order. That recommendation wasn't well received by an elected official, but it is worth considering. Take the proposal to a lender and seek a loan based on the existing financial figures

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(estimated revenues, expenditures, operation, etc) and a business plan. See if a bank would fund the proposal if a private company rather than government planned it. Business owners do this every day and have to survive that process because banks have to be comfortable they will get their money back with interest. Some idea that the venture will be successful. See Editorial, page 8-A

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CB Swim Facility – Vote Prep Dear Editor, On April 8th, Carolina Beach Town Council will vote on the community swim facility, a big day for many who have invested significant time and effort in the project. Over $50,000 of Town money has been invested in the evaluation and preparation

of this proposal. The committee that has been leading this project is a great group of people. For those of us that have worked closely with them, we are proud to have them in CB and involved in town business. The detailed proposals and final budgets will soon be submitted. Unfortunately, these

recommendations are not good for Carolina Beach. Perhaps a less expensive and more community friendly design sometime in the future. However, this is not the right project and not the right time. Let’s move on to those community investments we can all believe in. Council should vote NO on

April 8th. Consider the following realities when evaluating the committee’s recommendations. Expense – The project is too expensive to build and join. This is a massive See Pool, page 6-A

Approval of Family Entertainment Venue Initiative Sought at April 8th Council Meeting CAROLINA BEACH - On April 8th, Bob Blocher, a local real estate broker and business consultant, will be going before the Town Council seeking approval to move forward on the Family Entertainment Venue Initiative he has recommended. He has submitted a (draft) consulting agreement under which he would be established as the Town’s exclusive economic development consultant, specific to this initiative. The initiative has been for-

mally introduced to Mayor Dan Wilcox and all Council Members, as well as, Town Manager Michael Cramer with follow-up documents that confirm objectives and task assignments. He wants this article to inform the public of the recommendations, and to encourage interest in attending the April 8th, Council meeting at 6:30PM at Town Hall in the Council meeting room. Mr. Blocher’s contends that if Carolina Beach wants to become the preferred coastal Car-

olina vacation destination for families, it needs to offer more to families. A primary goal of the initiative is to determine if family entertainment venues can be established as the core foundation for Carolina Beach’s economic growth. He sees family entertainment venues as the optimum anchor “tenant� in the central business district; a “tenant� that will influence complementing commercial and residential development. He has proposed a private

funding strategy to finance the development of economic feasibility and economic impact studies to confirm that FEVs can be the dominant driver of Carolina Beach’s economy. His task assignment will be to secure grant funds from private individuals, corporations and the scores of private foundations in New Hanover County. The grant funds would not be taxpayer dollars.

nancial model that produces a self sustaining model that does not become a burden to the tax payers. Although we feel it is likely that participation and membership can cover the overall costs, this is not a guarantee, and therefore represents a risk to the citizens of Carolina Beach." The narrative states, "Potential Benefits: The benefits to our community are vast. Each generation of citizens can find enjoyment with a multi-use pool that is open year round: Residents, which include youth, seniors, families, and people with disabilities, would be able to learn to swim and become strong swimmers. This is vitally important in our community for obvious safety issues with having an ocean nearby. Community swim teams and leagues can be formed. There would also be opportunities to use the pool for low impact exercise such as water aerobics, physical therapy, rehabilitation, and recreational swimming. Families would have additional year-round activities, such as birthday parties, night swims, movie nights, recreational swimming, and camp opportunities. Carolina Beach Lifeguards will be able to complete necessary training without renting pool time at facilities in Wilmington. Additionally, the pool can offer ongoing training programs so that new lifeguards can be trained and all current lifeguards can maintain the swimming prerequisites of the program year-round. With an addition of a community

pool the Carolina Beach Recreation Center will become more popular, which will increase the membership base. With additional members, especially from the pool, the Parks and Recreation Department will shift to a new paradigm by replacing a larger percentage of expenses with revenue." The narrative states, "The design and total budget for this program has been thoroughly researched over the last year and a half. The committee believes that the potential benefits outweigh the potential risks." Bids received from contractors range from $1,197,225.00 to $1,645,319.00. The Ad-Hoc Aquatics Facility Committee will recommend to Council which bid to award the contract. As of November 2013 the following had been spent: ‡6FKHPDWLF'Hsign Documents- Lisle Architecture ‡   (QJLQHHULQJ VHUvices ‡   'HVLJQ 'Hvelopment Documents- Lisle Architecture ‡$GGLWLRQDO3ULQWing Fees- Lisle Architecture ‡&RXQFLO3UHVHQtation Pool Video- Seven Season Films ‡7RWDOVSHQWRQ pool project In November the Council approved spending an additional $12,429.76 in order to complete the project design for bid documents, value engineering design and civil changes, bid preparation and negotiation.

During the 2013 municipal election season, candidates were asked, "What is your position on the proposal to build an 8-lane community swimming pool and Aquatics Center adjacent to Town Hall to be funded by user fees?" Mayor Dan Wilcox answered, "I’m in favor of a community pool, just not this design or at this time. My suggestion would be to keep the pool committee intact and ask them to look at alternate designs while we explore Parks & Recreation grant opportunities again. If we find an appropriate design and suitable funding sources that will cover any potential shortfalls and liability to our property owners, I feel the community could reach consensus on this issues." Councilman Gary Doetsch answered, "At this time I am not in favor of the project. Too many issues have not been addressed and I do not feel that adequate information has been supplied to citizens so accurate support can be determined. Having a community pool is something that was suggested when I was on Town Council 1997-2005 but the concept has changed. As long as it was on the Parks and Recreation Committee’s list of future projects I would continue to view this as a possibility as long as it was a Community Pool affordable to all residents both from membership and cost of operation to citizens."

See FEV, page 6-A

Pool From page 1-A for the design of a proposed community pool during their November 12, 2013 meeting. In April of last year the Carolina Beach Community Pool Steering Committee gave a presentation to the Town Council on a proposal to build a swimming pool adjacent to the Town's Recreation Center behind Town Hall on land already owned by the Town. The Council approved the next step in the process at the April 2013 meeting to complete the final construction drawings and obtain all final bids and structure a loan and terms with the Local Government Commission. Highlights include a 204,000 gallon, 25 yard, 8-lane, NCAA compliant swimming pool complemented by a zero entry shallow end, ADA accessible ramp, and 9’ diving well. The facility would be open in the Summer and covered by a “bubble� enclosure in the winter for year-round use. Access to the facility will be through the existing rec center entryway and a covered walkway that leads to the pool. Leveraging the existing check-in desk would reduce the annual admin cost of running the facility. It would also include locker rooms, storage building with an open design, separate admin counter that can be utilized for concessions, and a family changing room. The committee sent out surveys in utility bills and held community meetings including one at the Katie B. Hines Senior Center. The proposed annual membership fees for Carolina Beach residents are $400 for a family, $340 for a senior family, $240 for an individual and $204 for a senior individual. For non-residents, the annual fee would be $520 for a family, $442 for a senior family, $330 for an individual and $281 for a senior individual. According to the narrative included in the agenda for the April 8th, meeting it states, "The pool committee has been dedicated to providing a fi-

See Pool, page 8-A

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Drawing of were the wooden Hatteras ramp will be constructed at the narrow entrance to Freeman Park.

Ramp From page 1-A problems occur. The ramp will provide a solid driving surface for those vehicles in the narrow access/egress area of the Park and should alleviate traffic backups during peak times. Town Manager Michael Cramer explained Friday March

Pool From page 2-A Council member Leann Pierce answered, "I would like to see a safe place for our children to learn to swim and families to spend quality time. With

K9 From page 1-A Recently it was also determined that Chief would be retiring. Juel said that K-9's can cost upwards of $12,000 each. She works at First Citizen's Bank in Carolina Beach where an account has been setup to take donations from the public to help fund replacement of the two K9's. Checks can be made out to Carolina Beach Police K9 Unit and dropped off at the bank or mailed to 612 North Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC 28428. Juel said they still want to obtain vests for the new dogs and hope they can work with companies who may donate the vests.

OSHA From page 1-A from utility poles on Lake Park Boulevard. The Inspector initially approached the work site because he observed the Contractor being driven from one electrical pole to the next while riding in the bucket of the work truck, which was in the down position. In addition, the Inspector observed our employee not wearing a hard hat in a work zone." Cramer explained, "Management was called to the work site,

Parking From page 1-A SP Plus Municipal Services is responsible for ticket issuance, ticket payments, appeals, as well as, meter collection and maintenance. The Town has 13 pay parking lots that use single pay-stations to issues parking receipts that are placed on the dashboard. The price is $1.50 an hour up to $8 for all day parking. You may pay using $10, $5, $1, nickels, dimes and quarters. Visa and Master Card may be used as well. Take note that pay-stations do not give change. Parking fees restart at 8:00 AM in all of the Town's parking lots and parking meters. Parking for more than 24 hours at a time is not permitted. All parking spaces designated "Handicap" are free with the display of a handicap parking placard. Parking meters are used at some short-term parking lots and parking spaces along various streets throughout Town. The price is $1.50 an hour and

executed." Cramer explained Friday that, "As of today the fabrication of the ramp mats is approximately 80% complete. The contractor has revised their schedule at our request, so that the completion of the installation of the ramps will happen before Easter weekend. In order to facilitate this revised schedule the Town will CLOSE FREEMAN PARK to vehicle traffic between April 7th and April 16th. Signs indicating the closure have been placed at Town Hall, Parking Office, Recreation Center and at the four commercial locations where Freeman Park Passes are sold. We have also installed two variable message board signs, one on Carl Winner Ave. and one on Canal Dr., to alert the public to the closure. A Press Release has been sent to all media outlets advertised on Facebook and the Town Website. We regret the closure was necessary, but we anticipate that this project will improve the traffic flow between the dunes during our peak season." Ben Hooks of Lumina Builders, Inc. - the company contracted to build the ramp - told Town officials earlier this month if weather cooperates they can complete the work before the

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busy Easter break. If work can't be completed they could return after Easter break to finish up. Freeman Park is historically extremely busy during the Easter holiday weekend if the weather is warm and sunny. Freeman Park, located beyond the end of Canal Drive on the Northern End of Pleasure Island, is largely outside of the Town's jurisdiction. They have authority to manage the area as a park. That was granted to them by the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners some years ago. There is a fee charged for vehicle access to drive on the beachfront within the park. The Town, by it's own admission,

doesn't charge people to walk into the park. They can only charge for four-wheel drive vehicle access. The entrance to Freeman Park is narrow with two lanes of traffic for vehicles entering and leaving the beach. During periods of dry weather the sand becomes soft and can lead to vehicles becoming stuck in those lanes causing long lines of traffic to backup within the park and on Canal Drive until a tow truck can arrive to pull a vehicle free. Installing a wooden Hatteras ramp within that narrow corridor would allow vehicles to move more freely and avoid timely traffic backups.

erty tax rates if success doesn't materialize. True, the loan to the government comes from a bank, but in this case the bank knows the Town has something private businesses don't have; taxing authority. In the case of government, the bank isn't at risk, the taxpayers fill

that gap through their property taxes of which the Town has to set high enough to cover all debts. Since this pool has been in the planning process since early 2012, one would have thought some outside financial institution would have been consulted.

28th, "Implementation of the new Hatteras Ramp is proceeding well. At the January 14 Council Meeting, the Town Council elected to decline the grant and proceed with construction of the ramp with Town funds during the off season and complete the project prior to Memorial Day." He explained, "The town received three informal bids and

awarded the service contract to the lowest responsive bidder, which was Lumina Builders, Inc. at a cost of $118,700.00. At the February 11, 2014 Town Council Meeting, council approved the budget adjustment moving $120,000 from the General Fund Fund Balance to the project account for the Hatteras Ramp. A purchase order was cut and contracts have been

that said, I have to look at it through the eyes of a business person and a taxpayer. I would have to be convinced that we as a community can afford this project and the citizens are in favor of it. I am not in favor of creating a tax burden on our citizens. I would like to see

alternative funding with grants, private enterprise, or county participation." The Council will consider the project at their upcoming April 8th regular monthly meeting at 6:30 PM at Town Hall in the Council meeting room.

She said fundraising events are being planned. The first will be an informational table and raffle at the 18th Annual Chowder Cook-off on April 12th at the Carolina Beach Lake. Other events will be announced at a later date. Carolina Beach Police Chief Kenneth Hinkle said the K9 program began in 2003 and explained, "Our level of training and dedication far exceeds that of the majority of K-9 units across the nation. It is for that reason that defense attorneys in this area do not challenge our dogs or K-9 handlers." He explained, "Due to the increase in civil liability over the years, the training and requirements of police service dogs have increased exponentially. Carolina Beach Police Department's K-9 unit has been on the

forefront of this training movement by continually learning and adapting new training methods. Not only have we trained our own service dogs throughout our history but we also assist other agencies in their training as well." He explained, "Currently the K-9 team has completed 124 vehicle "sniffs", assisted on 15 calls with other agencies, and completed 15 tracks, 2 article searches, 100 building searches and 10 narcotic deployments to residences. Our K-9 teams are on call 24 hours a day and respond to all routine calls as well as K-9 specific calls." Hinkle explained, "Since the terrorist attacks of September 11th, 2001, the world has observed an increase in the need for police service dogs all over the world. Due to this need, the price for police service dogs has

risen dramatically and continues to rise. We save the Town... and its citizens a large portion of this price by training the dogs ourselves. We rely on donations for the purchase of the dogs only. Due to current budget cuts the Town is unable to provide funds to allocate for the purchase of a new dog." He explained, "Sergeant Sowards's K-9 partner is going to be 9-years old this year. Although Jenna is still doing very well on the street it is and has been our Department's policy to retire service dogs who have reached Jenna's age. We need to have a replacement as soon as possible to ensure the survival of the K-9 unit." For more information on how to held with fundraising, Stefanie can be reached at 910264-8189 or by email at

and after much discussion and a review of the Owner’s Manual of the Dur-A-Lift truck, it was determined that the manufacturer did not specifically state a person could not ride in the bucket while in the down position. By this point it was clear, however, that our employee did violate a couple of OSHA standards for working safely. Pictures were taken of the work site." Cramer explained the Town received notice on February 21st, the Town was charged with three OSHA violations of the "Serious" classification based on the inspector's report of the

November 21, 2013 violations. The penalty for the violations was $4,000. Cramer explained, "The Directors of the Public Works and Public Utilities Departments, as well as the Supervisor of the work crew sited in the violation, all met on numerous occasions to discuss the violations and determine what indeed happened and how these violations could have occurred with a work crew that was trained to work safely. The employee on the work crew that day received a Written Warning for violation of Company Policy for not wearing his hard hat in a

work zone. Management additionally determined that the appropriate PPE was not on hand for the employee to utilize in the event the truck was to become electrically charged by the Contractor working in the bucket." He explained, "Finally, it was concluded that the worker had failed to set up a proper work zone with cones and tape to advise others of the work zone." He explained, "Based on these discussions, Management requested an Informal Conference with OSHA to discuss these violations and document what steps the Town had taken,

and continues to take, with regard to Worker Safety. This Informal Conference was held on March 14, 2014. In attendance were Gil DuBois, Mark Hewitt and myself. We met with Mr. Lafayette Adkinson/ District Supervisor with OSHA. The Town presented all the documentation to support what we had done to abate the violations observed in November, such as discussing the incident in detail with the Contractor, purchasing new PPE, writing procedures for utilizing the Bucket Truck, counseling employees on safe work zones, reviewing policy

and procedures, engaging a safety consultant, training employees, and acknowledging the Town’s desire to always protect our employees with a “Safety First’ commitment." Cramer explained that as a result of the conference, the fines were lowered by 50% to $2,000 but the "Serious" classification could not be reduced because of the involvement of electricity. The Town paid the fine which was charged to the Public Works Department. Cramer signed an Informal Settlement Agreement.

the meters accept nickels, dimes, and quarters. Meters will allow time in 2, 4 and 12-minute increments and accept Visa and Master Card. Again, meters do not give change. METERED SHORT TERM LOTS: ‡7HQQHVVHH$YH2FHDQIURQW ‡2FHDQ%OYG2FHDQIURQW ‡ 6RXWK &DUROLQD $YH  Oceanfront ‡7H[DV$YH2FHDQIURQW ‡$ODEDPD$YH2FHDQIURQW METERED STREET PARKING: ‡ +DUSHU $YH HDVW RI /DNH Park Blvd. ‡ &DUROLQD %HDFK$YH 1RUWK - On street ends at beach access areas. ‡+DPOHW$YH ‡ &DUROLQD %HDFK$YH 6RXWK - on street ends at beach access areas. ‡ 6RXWK /DNH 3DUN %OYG from Driftwood Ave. to Carolina Sands. 2 HOUR TIMED FREE PARKING: ‡ 6RXWK /DNH 3DUN %OYG 

Harper Ave. to Fayetteville Ave. ‡&DSH)HDU%OYGIURP&DQDO Dr. to 3rd St. You are required to move your vehicle to another block before the expiration of the specified time restriction. PAY STATION LOTS: ‡&DQDO/RW ‡&DQDO'U ‡6DQG3LSHU/RW ‡6DQG3LSHU/QEHWZHHQ&Dnal Dr. and Carolina Beach Ave. North. No Parking after 9:00 pm ‡)LVKHUPDQ/RW ‡&DQDO'ULYHQH[WWR6FRWFKman ‡:HHNV/RW ‡ &DUO :LQQHU $YH QH[W WR Town Marina ‡0DULQD/RW ‡&RUQHURI&DUO:LQQHU$YH and Myrtle Ave. across from Town Marina ‡7RZQ+DOO/RW ‡&DQDO'ULYHEHKLQG0F'RQalds ‡3DOPV/RW ‡&RUQHURI&DQDODQG+DUSHU ‡0DFN V/RW ‡&KDUORWWH$YHLQIURQWRIWKH

Marriott ‡+DPOHW/RW ‡+DPOHW$YHEHDFKDFFHVV ‡ $ODEDPD /RW DFURVV WKH street from the beach on Alabama Ave. ‡+2125%2;/27 ($8 Flat rate. Valid all Day) ‡$WODQWD/RW ‡ &RUQHU RI$WODQWD$YH DQG South Lake Park Blvd ‡ +DUERU 0DVWHU /RW DFURVV from Harbor Master's Restaurant on Canal Dr. Violations will result in a $15.00 ticket if paid within 72 hours. After three days the ticket automatically jumps to $25.00. If you have three or more outstanding tickets, your vehicle may get the boot, also known as a vehicle immobilization device that will only be removed when the tickets are paid within 24 hours. After that, the vehicle may be towed away at the owners expense until the fines are paid. According to a release issued earlier this week, SP+ Municipal Services, an operating division of SP Plus Corporation, has

partnered with Duncan Solutions and the Town of Carolina Beach to install 162 new Liberty® Single-Space meters to Carolina Beach, NC. The technologically advanced meters will increase motorist convenience by offering multiple payment options. Local motorists should quickly adapt to the change since the colorcoded key panel and large LCD screen facilitate a transaction in three easy steps. In addition, the new meters offer solar-powered, real-time wireless communications that will lower maintenance needs and make parking management more efficient. The new meters will accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and coin payment. To assist motorists, SP+ Municipal Services initiated a Meter Hotline program that serves as a customer service and repair hotline. The Meter Hotline routinely fields questions about rates, meter enforcement hours and general questions about the meters themselves (including assisting with paying newer technol-

ogy meters for those unfamiliar). Given the high level of tourism in Carolina Beach, this program will result in a higher customer satisfaction and well educated consumers. The hotline also allows for expedited repairs, increased revenues and ensures, in many cases, that meters can be fixed in under twenty minutes. SP+ Municipal Services began managing the Town of Carolina Beach parking in January. As part of the partnership, the Company is helping to finance 60 of the 162 meters at no cost to the city. SP+ Regional Manager Bob Kamper said, “We are expecting both local residents and tourists to find the newly installed meters easy to use. The upgraded meter technology allows for a variety of payment options and will bring efficiency and convenience to the city and ultimately deliver superior customer service. With all this in mind, we believe we will see a drop in the number of parking violations and ticketing.”

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Park Day 2014 Cape Fear Chapter 3Volunteers Needed to UDC, sponsored a Help Beautify Ft. Fisher Confederate Grave Marker Dedication

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Fort Fisher #2325 Honors Confederate Veteran

Mrs. Patricia Gray W. Bolander, President and Mrs. Mary Cobb Woodard, Recorder of Military Service Awards of the Fort Fisher #2325 Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy attended the ceremony honor-

ing the marking of a grave of a Confederate Veteran, Sgt. Andrew Jackson Potter, in the Potter Family Cemetery in Town Creek, NO on Sunday March 29th, 2014. Mrs. Dale Coleman Spencer See HONORS, page 16B

(Pictured Above): (L-R): Brenda Shadrack (Carolina Beach resident), Cape Fear 3 President Frances Nichols, Mary "Kitsy" Lackey, and Martha Eason Watson. (Pictured Above): As part of Park Day volunteers repaint the anchor of a blockade runner on the grounds of Fort Fisher State Historic Site. Volunteers are need on April 5, 2014. KURE BEACH –As part of Park Day 2014, individual and group volunteers are needed Saturday, April 5, from 8:30 to 1 pm to help beautify and preserve Fort Fisher State Historic Site, the largest earthen fortification in the Confederacy, which once protected the port of Wilmington and the vital blockade running trade on the

Cape Fear River. Now in its 18th year, Park Day is an annual hands-on preservation event created by the Civil War Trust to assist with the maintenance of America’s Civil War sites. Volunteers aged 10 and up, of all ability levels, are encouraged to participate. Many activSee Ft. Fisher, page 13B

Cape Fear Chapter 3-United Daughters of the Confederacy, sponsored a Confederate Grave Marker Dedication on Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 4:00 PM at the Andrew Jackson Potter Cemetery on Rock Creek Road in Town Creek, North Carolina. Chapter President Frances Nichols, welcomed everyone in attendance, and she also led the ceremony, and performed the UDC Ritual for Grave Marker Dedications. UDC-Cape Fear 3 Third

CRUISERS BRAVE RAINY WEATHER TO COME “BACK TO THE BEACH” Despite less than desirable weather, the Sun Coastal Cruisers held their “Back to the Beach Car Show” at Fort Fisher’s Air Force Recreation Area this past Saturday. Over fifty classic and custom car owners from all over the state See Car Show, page 13B

Kure Beach’s Maureen Bernstein Wins Award Maureen Bernstein, a Kure Beach resident, won “Honorable Mention” award at the Southport Spring Show at Franklin Square Gallery. The Spring Show exhibited art from

3/1-3/23, 2014. The show featured members and guest artist. Maureen’s art instructor in Kure Beach, Ken Withrow, expressed pleasure for Maureen’s achievement in winning the award.

Ken said, “I am always pleased that any of my student exhibit their art and thrilled to see them honored. Fellow students, the Town and I are very proud of Maureen. She deserved it.”

Southern Belle Tea Party Luncheon & Fashion Show Jeanne McBane and Regina Scruggs wanted to give back to their island in some way. So they put their heads together and decided to host a unique fundraising event. It was cru-

cial to focus on our Island's non-profit organizations. As you know, they are among the first to suffer in this sluggish economy. Federal Point Help Center was organized on May

19th, 1986. The director of the help center, Laurie Taylor and the Federal Point Help Center have assisted over five thousand residents of Fort Fisher, See Tea Party page 13B

Island of Lights Fashion Show coming this Saturday If you plan on attending the upcoming Fashion Show, please purchase your tickets early. The number will be limited to around 100 and we don’t want anyone to miss out on this

spring event. The annual show presents fashions for the new spring and summer seasons and is the major fundraiser for the Island of Lights organization. This Pleasure Island group is

responsible for these Holiday Events on the Island: Light up the Lake Celebration, Christmas Parade, Holiday Flotilla, Holiday Tour of Homes and the See FASHION page 17B

18th Annual Pleasure Island Chowder Cook-Off Chowder Tastes Better than Azaleas Carolina Beach, NC – The Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce will be holding the 18th Annual Pleasure Island Chowder Cook-Off on Saturday, April 12th, 2014 at

the Carolina Beach Lake. The Chowder Cook Off is all about delicious food, good music and family fun, so bring the kids along to this familyoriented event. Chefs from

southeast North Carolina’s finest restaurants will prepare the region’s best seafood chowder recipes. Folks can sample a taste of Cape Fear during this See Chowder, page 9B

Donations sought for April 12 Island Women’s Annual Yard Sale last donations accepted April 5th The annual Island Women Yard Sale will be held Saturday, April 12, from 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Bowman’s, 911 N. Lake Park Blvd. Donations for the sale may be taken to the Riparian storage facility, 202

Dow Road, from 9 a.m.-noon on April 5. Volunteers will accept clean linens, household appliances, furniture, rugs, curtains, pillows, books, dishes, glassware, pots & pans, VCR tapes, DVDs, CDs, tools, gar-

den equipment, etc. Clothing and electronics (e.g., TVs, phones, computers, speakers, monitors, etc.) will not be accepted. Proceeds from the Island Women Yard Sale are used for community projects.

Vice President, Martha Eason Watson, gave the invocation. Dale Coleman Spencer, the great-great-great granddaughter of Andrew, and a Cape Fear 3 member, had the honor of unveiling the marker. Descendants of Mr. Potter had an opportunity to lay a fresh flower at the Confederate marker, followed by two mourning ladies from Cape Fear 3, Brenda Shadrack (of Carolina Beach), and Martha See UDC, page 16B

BABY-OF-THE-WEEK This week’s Baby of the Week is 11-month-old Vivian. She is the daughter of Jessica and Granddaughter of everyone’s favorite barista, Janeen Bean of Majik Beanz Espresso. Vivian and her buddy Brutus the dog love hanging at the Coffee shop and welcoming guests!

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American Sewing Guild's Fashionistas April 2014 meeting The American Sewing Guild’s Fashionistas meeting will be from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Monday, April 7, at Coastal Sewing & Applicance, 894 South Kerr Avenue. Members are encouraged to make a travel accessory to show. People who bought

zippers during a field trip last month are asked to use one in an interesting way or provide ideas on using zippers in a garment. For more information about the ASG’s Cape Fear chapter, go to www.asgcapefear.org or look us up on www.facebook.com.

P.I. Sea Turtle Volunteer Orientation Meeting April 8th If you are interested in learning more about Sea Turtles and their preservation, you are cordially invited to attend Pleasure Island Sea Turtle Project’s Annual Volunteer Orientation Meeting. The event will take place April 8th at 6:00pm in the Minnie

Evans Art Center located at 555 Halyburton Memorial Parkway in Wilmington. This is the perfect opportunity to see what its like getting involved with nest Sea Turtles by monitoring in Carolina and Kure Beaches. For information visit www.seaturtleproject.com.

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

Pleasure Island - Beach Living, Nature, History, etc. Selected poems will be compiled into an anthology that will be published for the Summer 2014 season. See POEM, page 9B

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

donate as blood supplies can become low during the Spring season. Inclement weather and seasonal illnesses mean fewer donations, yet the need remains. See Blood Drive page 19B

2ND ANNUAL BENEFIT DOG WASH APRIL 27TH In Memory of Bobby Burrell Join in on the four-legged fun at Seaside Petsitting’s 2nd Annual Dog Wash. The event will be held Sunday, April 27th from 11am until 3pm at 1204 North Lake Park Boulevard in the parking lot of Wilkins and Wilkins General Contracting. The event is in Memory of Bobby Burrell and his love for

animals, 100% of the day’s proceeds will benefit sheltered friend and Cape fear parrot sanctuary. Admission is free but a $10 donation would be appreciated for your pup to get washed. There will also be food, raffles, vendors, silent auction, exotic parrot display, and MORE!

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 See ARTS, page 19B

A Charity Benefit for Meals on Wheels coming up in June 14 Presenting American Music Award Winner and MultiPlatinum Artist RANDY JONES, AKA: Original Village People Cowboy. “He is one of the most beloved entertainers and pop icons from the Disco

era. The Cowboy in the Village People has captured the public imagination for decades.” He has earned 65 Gold and Platinum record certificates, toured worldwide, starred in the See MEALS, page 17B

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kure Beach Aikido to Offer Free Beginner Classes in April The Japanese martial art form Aikido is also known as the “Art of Peace.” The word can be translated as “the way of spirit and harmony,” providing those who practice a way to

connect with the greater universe. If you have ever been intrigued by the practice of Aikido but hesitant to begin, wait no more. Kure Beach See AIKIDO, 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 www.townofkurebeach.org

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

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

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

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

P.I. Calendar of Events for 2014 • April 5 - Island Of Lights Fashion Show (910-617-5945) April 6 - 4th Annual Holland Hustle (910-458-4313) • April 12 - 18th Annual Chowder Cook-Off (458-8434) • May 9 - 16th Annual Disabled Fishing Tournament (910-3687077) • May 17-18 - 21st Annual Seaside Soccer Classic (910-392-0306) • May 11 – Oct 4 - Carolina Beach Farmer’s Market every Saturday (910-431-8122) • May 14 - 2014 Carolina Beach Street Arts Festival. More info call 610-909-7643 • May 20 – Aug - Tuesday Family Night at Carolina Beach Boardwalk • May 20 – Aug - Wednesday Night Bingo at Carolina Beach Boardwalk • June – August - Weekly Movies at the Lake Every Sunday (910458-8434) • June – August - Weekly Fireworks on the Beach Every Thursday (910-458-8434) • June – August - Free Summer Concerts 2nd & 4th Fridays (910458-8434) • June – August - Weekly Boardwalk Music Every Thursday (910458-8434) • June 7 - 29th Annual Beach Music Festival (910-458-8434) • June 10 – Aug 26 - Kure Beach Open Air Market (910-4588216) • July 3 - Independence Day Fireworks (910-458-8434) • July 10-13 - East Coast Got Em‘ On Classic King Mackerel Tournament (910-470-1374) • August 23 - Miss P.I. Beauty Pageant (910-458-5962) • September 12 & 13 - Carolina Beach In-Shore Challenge (910352-0603) • Sept 13 - 2nd Annual Heart of Hope Run (910-228-5282) • Sept 20 - 2nd Annual Carolina Beach Dragon Boat Regatta and Festival 910-599-2979 • October 11 & 12 - 21st Annual Seafood, Blues and Jazz Festival (910-458-8434) • October 17-19 - 8th Annual Pleasure Island Surf Fishing Challenge (910-352-0603) • October 18 - 6th Annual Salty Paws Festival (910-458-3266) • October 25 - Annual Carolina Beach Firefighters Association BBQ (910-458-8434) • November 28 - Island of Lights Light Up Celebration at the Lake (910-458-5507) • Nov 28 thru Dec 20 - 6th Annual Christmas by the Sea (Carolina Beach Boardwalk) (910-470-8666) • December 5 - Island of Lights Christmas Parade (910-458-5507) • December 6 - Island of Lights Flotilla (910-458-0211) • December 12, 13 & 14 - Kure Beach Fantasy Christmas Show (910-279-0459) • December 13 - Island of Lights Tour of Homes (910-458-5506) • December 31 - Island of Lights New Year’s Eve Countdown held in Kure Beach For Chamber information please visit our website at www.pleasureislandnc.org or E-Mail us at visitor@pleasureislandnc.org

February 2014 Programs at N.C. Aquarium at Ft. Fisher BEHIND THE SCENES • AQUARIST APPRENTICE - Saturday, April 26 at 2 p.m. - Check out a dirty job you’re sure to love. Join staff on a behind-the-scenes tour and learn about Aquarium animals, what they eat, how they live, and how to care for them. Then, assist aquarists with food preparation and help feed the animals. Participants also observe aquarists during daily care and maintenance tasks. This limited opportunity is only open to 10 participants. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes and be prepared to smell fishy. For ages 10 and older. Ages 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $25 for ages 13 and older, $23 for ages 1012. Aquarium admission

included. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. • BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR - Sundays, April 6, 13, 20, 27 at 11:15 a.m., Sundays, April 13, 27 at 1:15 p.m., Saturday, April 26 at 11:15 a.m. - Check out a dirty job you’re sure to love. Join staff on a 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 closed-toe shoes and be prepared to smell fishy. For ages See Aquarium, page 17B

Cameron Art Museum News 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.

814 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28401 • (910) 798-4370 www.capefearmuseum.com 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

UP COMING MEETINGS Monday April 21, 2014: Membership Meeting. 7:309:00 pm Civil War historian, Chris Fonvielle, will talk about his new book: Faces Of Fort Fisher:1861-1864. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing by Chris. Monday May 19, 2014: Membership Meeting. 7:30-

900 pm. Daniel Norris, publisher and author, will talk about his new book on the iconic Boardwalk establishment, Britt’s. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing by Daniel. Monday June 17, 2014: Potluck Picnic. 6:30 – 8:30 pm See MEETING, page 9B

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Katie B. Hines Senior Center Pancake Breakfast April 5th Come out and support our Island’s seniors next Saturday, April 5th for their monthly Pancake Breakfast. Proceeds go toward building expenses for our local Senior Center, which is still in need of some roof work! The Katie B. Hines Senior Center, located at 308 N. Lake Park Boulevard in Carolina Beach serves a fresh, homemade breakfast from some of the finest cooks around on the first Saturday of each

month. The pancake breakfast includes three wholesome pancakes along with patty sausage and scrambled eggs. If you haven’t been out to the pancake breakfast yet, it’s a must that you do! You can keep in touch with all of the wonderful events taking place at the Katie B. Hines Senior Center online at www.katiebhinesseniorcenter.b logspot.com or contact them at 910-458-6609.

SENIOR NEWS Helping Cope with Alzheimer’s Helping Families Cope with Alzheimer’s Disease Local Company Offers Free Resources in Recognition of World Alzheimer’s Month As one of the most feared diseases, an Alzheimer’s diagnosis presents many challenges for families living with this disease. Because an estimated 70 percent of people with

Alzheimer’s live at home, the responsibility of caring for them usually falls on their families, who frequently face and dread the unexpected and unknown. While it may be impossible to predict behaviors exhibited by a person struggling with Alzheimers, there are free resources available to See Alzheimer’s, page 19B

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

KURE MEMORIAL LUTHERAN CHURCH “Come” he replied, “and you will see.” So they went and saw where he was staying, and they spent that day with him. John 1:39. KURE BEACH - “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” Matthew 11:28-29. Sunday Schedule 9:00 Sunday School 10:00 Worship 11:00 Fellowship Time 4:30 Youth Group Midweek Lenten Service: Worship and Soup Supper Wednesdays: March 12, 19

and 26; April 2 and 9 6:00 in the Fellowship Hall – off North Fourth Street Faith on Tap: Monday, March 17, 7:00 p.m. at Hang Ten Grill. It’s a young(er) adult ministry gathering. Come check it out! Join us for a beverage, a bite to eat, some discussion of what’s going on in the world and in our lives today, and to wrestle with how the Bible guides us through it. Surfin’ on God’s Grace, Pastor: Dan Keck 910-458-5266 Website: kurememorial.org

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

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

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Will Your Social Security Check Be in the Mail Come 2015? Economist Says Trust Fund for Boomers Has Disappeared For many baby boomers, it’s comforting to believe that part of the 12.4 percent Social Security payroll tax they (or they and their employer) have been paying is going into a $2.7 trillion Social Security Trust Fund designed specifically to ensure the tidal wave of boomers now retiring will be assured their benefits. For those already on Social Security, the taxes they pay on a portion of their benefits has also been earmarked for the fund since 1983. Economist and former professor Allen W. Smith, however, says there is no trust fund – and a number of elected officials, including former President George W. Bush, have acknowledged that. “To make a long story very short, we are supposed to have $2.7 trillion in Social Security surplus, all earmarked for the baby boomers’ retirement, due to money generated by amendments approved in 1983,” says Smith, who has researched the topic for 15 years and is author

of several books, including “The Looting of Social Security” and “Ronald Reagan and the Great Social Security Heist,” (www.thebiglie.net). “But there’s no money in the fund.” Where did it go? Four administrations, from Reagan to George W. Bush, spent it on myriad non-Social Security efforts. “Obama didn’t have a chance to use it – it was gone,” Smith says. The 1983 amendments approved under Reagan generated revenue by accelerating Social Security payroll tax increases, allowing a portion of benefits to be taxed, and delaying cost-of-living adjustments from June to December. According to the Social Security Administration website: “The surpluses are invested in (and the trust fund holds) special-issue Treasury bonds.” But what’s actually sitting in the Trust Fund is non-marketable government IOUs – worthless, Smith says. See SECUTRITY page 19B

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

First Baptist Church of Carolina Beach Yard Sale April 5 First Baptist Church of Carolina Beach will hold a Yard Sale Saturday, April 5th from 7 am until 12 noon. Reserve Your Spot Now. First Baptist Church of Carolina Beach 409 North Lake Park Blvd. Call the church office at 910-458-5134 and reserve your spot for only $15.00. All monies raised will support the College age Young Adult’s Class at First Baptist

Church of Carolina Beach. Their goal is to take a mission trip 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!

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P.I. YOUTH BASEBALL NEWS

Boy’s & Girl’s Track Teams stay undefeated on the Season Today's write up will highlight the top Ashley finishers in Each event. The Boys and Girls have come away with another meet sweep topping Hanover and South Brunswick.

“Undisputed” Wins PIYB Cornhole Tournament

In the Boys 100m Dash Zan Richardson was first with an 11.16. In the Girls 200m Dash Destiny Godfrey was first with a personal best 26.64.In the See TRACK, page 20B

(Pictured Above): Destiny Godfrey gets the batton in the Girl’s 4x200 down by 5 seconds. A deficit that her and (Below): Jamie Stacy easily ran down and take 1st Place.

(Pictured Above): Sarah Silika (front) won the Girl’s Mile.

Despite a rain delay and Sunday’s chilly winds, 19 teams came out to support Pleasure Island Youth Baseball players and their travel league for their First Annual PIYB Cornhole Tournament at the Lazy Pirate. Attendees enjoyed great food, drinks, raffles and a two man, double elimination cornhole tournament. This year’s winners were team “Undisputed.” Opening Ceremonies for Pleasure Island Youth Baseball’s

(Pictured Above): In the Boy’s Mile, Will Mayo finished in 2nd Place, followed by teammates: 3rd Place Chris Avery 4:59, and 4th Place Sophomore Nash Best with a time of 5:06.

Eagles Varsity Baseball 7-2 Overall after big win over Pender and are 3-1 in Conference Play • 3/27 - Ashley 12 Pender 4 - The Eagles traveled to Burgaw today for a non-conference game with the Pender Patriots, and came away victorious, by a score of 12-4. D.C. Russ started the game on the mound for Ashley, and threw 4

solid innings, allowing only 1 run while striking out 4. Drake Overton threw the final 3 innings, allowing 3 runs and collecting 3 strikeouts. The Eagles scored in 5 of 7 innings and pounded out 12 hits. Cole Slocum had 2 hits and an RBI,

Shane Shepard had one hit, Nick Golonka collected his first varsity hit, Dakota Perryman had a double, a homerun, and 2 RBIs, Alex Highsmith had a double and an RBI, William Noxon had a single, double, and 3 RBIs, Evan

Laverick had a hit, and Kyle Stewart had 2 hits. Ashley is now 7-2 and returns to action tomorrow as they host the Laney Bucs at 6:00 PM. • 3/28 - Ashley vs. Laney Canceled due to weather.

Lady Eagles Blast the Bucs in Softball to stay perfect in Conference Action, now 50th in State • 3/31 - Ashley 7 Laney 2 The varsity softball team beat Laney 7-2 last night to take their conference record to 6-0 and overall record to 7-3. Taylor Cater led the offense with a 3 for 4 night and 3 runs. Schae Dickson was also 3 for 4, Rachel Swartwood and Jessica Stergakos had 2 hits each with Jessica having a home run.

Taylor started the scoring in the bottom of the 1st with a 1 out single and a stolen base then scored on a Schae single. Laney scored their 2 runs in the top of the 2nd. Taylor then led the 3rd with a single and moved to third on a single from Schae and scored on a ground ball to short from Jessica tying the score at 2. Once again Taylor led the

5th with a single stole second and moved to 3rd on a Schae ground out to short and scored on a Jessica ground out to 3rd. In the 6th Rachel led off with a single and Lauren Brooks reached on an error by the 1st baseman. Rachel scored on a fly ball from Jordan Floyd and Lauren scored on a ground out to second from Taylor, then Schae got a base hit and Jessica

finished the scoring with a Home run. Robyn Kerr pitched the 1st 4 innings and scattered 4 hits with 4 strike outs and 0 walks. Sarah Horrell picked up the win with 3 innings of 1 hit shut out pitching. Current State Rankings has the Ladies 50th in the State. In Conference Play the Eagles have outscored their opposition 67-8.

Eagles Boys and Girl’s Varsity Lacrosse teams are both 3-1 in the Mid-Eastern Conference currently putting them in 2nd Place GIRLS - The Lady Screaming Eagle's Lacrosse team traveled to New Bern on Monday 3/31. Ashley improved to 6-1 Overall/ 5-1 conference. The Eagles spread their offense out between eight players. Senior Peyton

LeCompte lead the defensive effort with 4 ground balls, 2 interceptions and 3 takeaways. Natalie Kasdan lead the offense with 5 goals. Final Ashley 19 New Bern 7 HIGHLIGHTS: Natalie Kasdan 5 goals/3 assists; Heather Talton 4

goals/2 assists; Peyton LeCompte 2 goals/4 assists; Penka Heusinkveld 2 goals/2 assists; Abigail Efting 2 goals/1 assist; Ashley Merritt 2 goals/1 assist; Felicity Havens 1 goal/4 assists; Johanna Carenbauer 1 goal. In Goal: Kelsea Meadows

17 SOG/10 Saves. Ashley is currently ranked 12th in the State of North Carolina with a field of 82 teams reporting. Ashley currently has 2 players ranked in Top10 in the State in points. See LACROSSE, page 9B

Spring League will be April 5th. Mark your calendars for Saturday May 10th where Pleasure Island Youth Baseball’s travel team “The Barracudas” will hold a fundraiser BBQ. The event will be held at the American Legion Post 129 beginning at 4:00pm. For only $8 per plate will you get fresh North Carolina BBQ, baked beans, slaw and dessert all while supporting local youth! Baseball See Cornhole, page 19B

RUNNING NEWS

Step Up For Soldiers to hold its spring 5K Combat Mud Run on Saturday, April 19th at 8:00am Step Up For Soldiers will conduct its spring 5K Combat Mud Run on Saturday, April 19th at 8:00am. The event will be held at the National Guard Armory located at 2412 Infantry Road in Wilmington. The course features over 35 new and improved obstacles including Monkey Bars over the first crawl pit. These new additions combined with many other improvements make this one of

the top mud runs in the country. Check the Step Up For Soldiers web-site www.stepupforsoldiers.org for more details and to get registered. You can also connect with them on Facebook and Twitter. Step up for Soldiers is a nonprofit 501-(c) (3) organization, dedicated to members of the Armed Forces of the United States of America. All monetary donations that See MUD RUN, page 17B

Great Glow Run Lights Up Wilmington to Benefit Easter Seals UCP – April 26 Ready … Set … GLOW! The Easter Seals UCP Great Glow Run will light up Wilmington in support of individuals and families managing disabilities and mental health challenges. The illuminated 5K evening race will be held Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Battleship North Carolina Park. Check-in begins at 6:00 p.m.

and the race starts at 8:00 p.m. Participants will don glow and LED gear as they join other enthused runners on an eyecatching, glimmering course. Register by April 11 at GreatGlowRun.com for just $35. Unless sold out, day of event registration is $50. Active duty military are eligible See Glow Run, page 17B

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2014 Spring Pleasure Island Soccer Association Week 4 Rained out and will be rescheduled

(Pictured Above & Below): Pictures from the Girl’s U4/U5 Division during Week 3 Moxie Marketing vs. Event Shuttle Service.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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(Pictured Above ): Pictures from the Girl’s U8 Division during Week 3 Wilmington Health vs. Victory Awards & Trophies. Both teams are tied for 3rd Place at 1-1-1.

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

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CAPT MIKE HARRISON Lucy’s Choice Bay Charters

March 31, 2014 As I was an accountant in my previous life, I’m always trying to make things balance. And the way I see it we must be due some gloriously wonderful weather to make up for this past winter. Whew! Enough already! Well, there are some unmistakable signs that the signs like worst is over… Britt’s Doughnuts is now open and the Kure Beach Pier is up and running. ‘Love it! If you have a boat, now is the time to get it ready for the new season. I admit I’m a bit lazy and sent Lucy’s Choice out to get the worst of it repaired, cleaned and detailed. She needed repairs for a few small holes and deep scratches, reminders of oyster beds and

rocks that were not where I thought they would be. All boats need regular maintenance and the end of winter is the perfect time to get everything caught up. Be sure to inspect your fuel/water separator and replace it if necessary. Also look at the fuel lines, especially where they connect. Dried up, cracked and brittle hoses will lead to drawing air or leaking fuel, and in either case have the ability to ruin an otherwise beautiful trip. Repair or replace them before they fail. Another common failure can be battery terminals. Make sure they are clean and tight. Oops. I should have started with Safety Equipment! And now I’m out of space. We’ll review that next week, I promise. Wishing you the best, Capt. Mike Harrison

(Pictured Above): Traynor caught this Striper while fishing with Sightfish Light Tackle Guide service.

(Pictured Above): Wow! Winter flounder sent in by Capt Jeff Wolfe. Nice!

(Pictured Above): Picture provided by Sightfish Light Tackle Guide Service. Nice work Capt Allen!

Hatchery-Supported Trout Waters Open April 5

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

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

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

New Program for Military offered at Pechmann Fishing Center The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, working with the Fayetteville chapter of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, is offering a new monthly program to wounded,

active-duty military personnel and disabled veterans at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center in Cumberland County. The Project Healing Waters

Fly Fishing program will be held on every third Thursday of the month. The free program will be dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation See MILITARY, page 16B

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

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

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

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Twenty Eight NHCS Middle School Band Students Selected for Eastern District Honor Band Middle school band students from New Hanover County Schools (NHCS) traveled to Greenville to audition for the North Carolina Band Association (NCBA) Eastern District Honor Band on Saturday, January 11, 2014. For the auditions, the students were required to learn numerous scales, the chromatic scale for their instrument, and a full solo selected by the state of North

Carolina. Each student was then asked to perform for a set of judges for ranking against their peers in order to determine who would qualify for the Honor Band. Six NHCS middle schools’ bands had members selected, with a total of 28 students overall. Students from 30 counties competed for a spot in one of two Eastern District Honor Bands. See BAND, page 9B

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

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Kindergarteners Visit Old McFaye’s Farm Last week Carolina Beach Elementary Schools’ Kindergarteners took a trip to Old McFaye's Farm. Students enjoyed several activities including Pony rides, feeding farm animals, hayrides, crafts and more. Children were taught the workings of a farm in dayto-day life and the importance of caring and nurturing the many animals that lived there. After a long day on the farm CBES students enjoyed their lunch, when that wrapped up they were all excited to share what was left with the farm’s See McDonald’s page 19B

McDonald’s Hosts CBES Spirit Night

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.

Last week the Carolina Beach McDonald’s hosted a “Spirit Night” for Carolina Beach Elementary. A portion of the evenings’ proceeds benefitted the school’s PTO. Teachers and staff served friends, families and students of the school who came into to show their support. The Tumblegym will host a “Spirit Event” for the Spring Break

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

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

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

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

Holiday. A portion of the week’s proceeds will be donated back to the school’s PTO. April 24th at 6:00pm the Carolina Beach Fuzzy Peach will donate a portion on the evenings proceeds as well. For more information, please check-out our website by clicking on “EVENTS”, then “PTO” on school’s website at www.nhcs.net/cbes

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

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

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

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

also offer two daytime classes on Monday, April 14th and 28th from 11:00 – 11:45 am. Cost is only $5.00 per participant. All participants must be Recreation Center members or pay the daily guest fee plus the rate of the class. For more information, please contact the Recreation Center at (910) 458-2977.

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

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

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

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

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

• Weekly rates for Carolina Beach residents are $125, nonresidents $150 • There will be no camp the week of June 30th-July 4th & July 14-18th Our detailed schedule of camp dates and activities will be released on April 21st and can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/CB 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 samantha.robinson@carolinabeach.org

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

are every Friday from 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm. Cost is $8.00 per class. All participants must be Recreation Center members or pay the daily guest fee plus the rate of the class. For more information, please contact the Recreation Center at 458-2977.

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 minimonets@gmail.com or (910) 399 – 1708. Please visit www.minimonetart.com for more information.

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

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

Join Sarah Herzog for our new Youth Class Lil’ Cooks Kitchen Join Sarah Herzog for our new Youth Cooking Class! This class is designed for all children ages 6 and up. The Mission of Lil' Cook's Kitchen is to expand a child's idea of food by emphasizing the benefits and joys of cooking fresh, colorful and nutritious vegetables, grains and proteins. At Lil' Cook's, we use the kitchen as a creative art studio to teach children how to nourish their bodies from the inside out. Let your child become a kitchen artist and explore the neverending realm of possibilities in

the kitchen. This program offers opportunities for kids ages 6 and up to explore new foods and ingredients through beginner knife skills, proper food handling, introduction to the chemistry of cooking and exploration of global cuisine and food traditions. Classes are on Monday from 4:30 – 6:00 pm. Cost is $85.00 per participant for 4 weeks. Pre-Registration is required! For additional information, please contact the Carolina Beach Recreation Center at (910) 458-2977.

Boardwalk Beach Pilates Instructor Sophina White is taking class outdoors! Starting on Saturday, March 22nd, venture outside for Boardwalk Beach Pilates at the Carolina Beach Oceanfront Stage. Classes are every Saturday from 7:00 - 8:00 am. Cost is just $8.00 per participant with

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

Stretching Class Join Sophina White for our new Stretching Class! Starting in March, come stretch all your worn-out muscles. This is also a great class to work on your muscle flexibility! Classes are every Sunday from 3:00 - 4:00 pm. Cost is just $8.00 per par-

ticipant. All participants are required to have a Carolina Beach Recreation Center membership or pay the daily guest fee plus the rate of the class. 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.

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

from 7:00 – 8:00 pm. Cost is only $5.00 per participant. All participants must be Recreation Center members or pay the daily guest fee plus the rate of the class. For more information, please contact the Recreation Center at (910) 458-2977.

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

am. Cost is only $8.00 per participant. All participants must be Recreation Center members or pay the daily guest fee plus the rate of the class. For additional information, please contact the Recreation Center at 458-2977.

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

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

MEETING from page 2B Summer Potluck/Picnic. The perfect time to bring friends and prospective members. ALSO UPCOMING! Saturday, March 22, 2014

Walking Tour of “The Sugar Loaf Line of Defense” with Dr. Chris Fonvielle 2pm-4pm. $5.00 donation requested. Limit of 25 participants. Meet at the Federal Point

History Center. 1121-A N Lake Park Blvd. Carolina Beach, North Carolina. Call 910-4580502 to reserve your place. ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE GEN-

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

CHOWDER from page 1B friendly chowder competition held at Carolina Beach Lake Park in Carolina Beach. Children can enjoy the park’s playground and a Kidz Zone with face painting, a giant inflatable slide and more. And for an additional fee, there will be paddleboat rides for the entire family. The gates open at 11:30 am and winners will be announced around 5:30.. During the Chowder CookOff, enjoy live music by Mark Roberts Band and chowder-

tasting (and voting) between 11:30 am and 3:30 pm, but make sure to arrive early while the chowder is abundant. Your job is to bring the family and your discerning palate to sample and vote on your favorite chowder. So come to the beach for the weekend and spend the day with us at this great party. Gates open at 11:30 and admission is only $6.00 for adults, children 12 and under are FREE. This year we have a record setting number of contestants with three

returning restaurants along with seven new entries: GIBBY’S DOCK & DINE CAROLINA BEACH HAVANA’S FRESH ISLAND RESTAURANT CAROLINA BEACH HILTON WILMINGTON RIVERSIDE JEBBY’S ON 17 – HAMPSTEAD MERMAID’S ISLAND GRILL – HOLDEN BEACH NIKKI’S GOURMET SUSHI BAR – CAROLINA BEACH

OGDEN TAP ROOM – WILMINGTON POP’S DINER – CAROLINA BEACH SHUCKERS OYSTER BAR & GRILL - WILMINGTON THE GRILLE SHALLOTTE Chowder is served on a firstcome, first-served basis – so come early! REMEMBER _ Chowder tastes better than Azaleas!! For more information please call the Chamber at 910458-8434 or email at greg@pleasureislandnc.org.

POEM from page 2B We would like to have anthologies available for purchase at local businesses for a fee of $5.00 to help cover the cost of publishing and distribution. All proceeds will go toward the promotion, printing, and distribution of the Anthology. eFormats (such as a Kindle version) will also be explored and made available if possible. Our primary goal is to celebrate the creativity of poets on Pleasure Island. All entries for the first edition will be limited to residents or part-time residents of the Island. A panel of volunteers will make the final decision on which poems will be included based on availability of space – we will try to be as inclusive as possible. Please understand that this is a volunteer effort and that we will be

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

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

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

LACROSSE from page 4B Peyton LeCompte is ranked 1st with 64 points. Peyton's average is 9.1 points per game with 40 goals and 24 assists. Heather Talton is ranked 6th with 42 points. Heather's average is 6.0 points per game with 23 points and 19 assists. Eagle Goalie, Kelsea Meadows is ranked 4th with a .560 rating. Kelsea has 79 Saves with 141 shots on goal. The Screaming Eagles will host Topsail on Wednesday 4/2 and travel to Jacksonville on Friday 4/4 with Rose visiting on Wednesday 4/9. Please come out and support Screaming Eagles Lacrosse. Our full schedule can be found

online at www.ashleyathletics.org.

assist; Owen Finnegan 1 goal; F. Stevenson 1 goal and 4 assists; Greg Mayer 1 goal and Michael Colella 3 goals. The Eagles match against Laney last Friday was canceled due to weather and will be

made up this week. The Lacrosse team will be busy this week with games: Thursday at home vs. Anthony Wayne HS at 6:00PM and Friday on the road against South Brunswick starting at 7:15PM.

BOYS - After a impressive win against New Hanover last week the Eagles suffered their 1st Conference loss of the season on the road at Hoggard last Thursday. After hanging close to the Vikings in the 1st period 5-2, Hoggard was able to pull away to 11-4 by halftime. After halftime the Eagles outscoring the Vikings 2-0 in the 3rd periord cutting the deficit to 5 goals 11-6. However it would stay there after a 1-1 4th quarter gave Hoggard the win 12-7. HIGHLIGHTS: C. Blackmon 1 goal and 1 assist; Carson Conklin 1

Gazette, Apri l 2nd, 2014 9B of starfish? You can’t make a SPIRIT from page 7B beach when he noticed a boy difference!” After listening picking something up and gently politely, the boy bent down, throwing it into the ocean. picked up another starfish, and Approaching the boy, he asked, threw it back into the surf. Then, “What are you doing?” The smiling at the man, he said…” I youth replied, “Throwing made a difference for that one.” starfish back into the ocean. The Items can be purchased at the surf is up and the tide is going school before classes start. For out. If I don’t throw them back, more information contact they’ll die.” “Son,” the man said, Carolina Beach Elementary at “don’t you realize there are miles (910)458-4340. and miles of beach and hundreds BAND from page 7B The selected students will travel to East Carolina University (ECU) in Greenville on January 31st to rehearse with other members of the AllDistrict Band. They will spend two intense days rehearsing and will perform a concert on Saturday, February 1, 2014, in the Wright Auditorium on the ECU campus at 3:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. Selected band members: Holly Shelter Middle School Turner, Allison Lauren Cummings, William Tyndall, Leroy Pridgen; Murray Middle

School - Carson Dunham, Aiden SmithMartin, Joseph Miller, Andy Risley, Gregory Kraft, David Bowles, Riley Gibson; Myrtle Grove Middle School - Brynn Jewell, Kevin Schicklein, Darren Janz, Caleb Price, Chester Tyson; RolandGrise Middle School - Emily Astraik, Morgan Lennon, Riley Hook, Mark Haskins, Dylan Whaley and Colby Styers; Trask Middle School - Haley Welch and Connor Bost; Williston Middle School - Mia Clarke, Shannon Bowerman, Arianna Shynett, Matthew Bowerman, Dawson Williams

AIKIDO from page 2B Aikido, in conjunction with the Cape Fear Aikido Association, is hosting a new member drive. They are offering 5 nights of beginner classes with no experience or cost required. The location, dates and times of the beginner classes are as follows: Champion Mixed Martial Arts (145 S. College Road, Suite 109, Wilmington, NC 28403): • Monday, April 7th 6:308:30 PM • Friday, April 11th 6-8 PM • Saturday, April 12th 4-6 PM Kure Beach Community Center (118 N. 3rd Avenue, Kure Beach, NC 28449): • Tuesday, April 8th 6-7 PM (children), 7-9 PM (adults) • Thursday, April 10th

6-7 PM (children), 7-9 PM (adults) You are welcome to attend any or all of the above classes. If you would then like to join the regular ongoing class, Kure Beach Aikido and Cape Fear Aikido Association are offering a special introductory rate for your first month. All teaching staff with these organizations are certified Aikikai Instructors from Hombu Dojo in Tokyo, Japan and members of the Aikido World Alliance. If you have any questions or would like to sign up, contact Chief Instructor Richard Price at (919) 465-0403 or richardlprice@msn.com. For general club news and INFO, please visit the Cape Fear Aikido Associate website at uncwaikido.wix.com/capefearaikido.

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TEA PARTY from page 1B Kure Beach and Carolina Beach with many of their needs. Laurie is also the store manager of the Island Cottage. Over the past ten years, the Island Cottage has donated over $84,000 to the Federal Point Help Center. This success would not be possible without the generosity of the various residents and businesses, who volunteer their time and efforts as well as make monetary donations. Jeanne, of Jeanne's Jewels and Fashions, and Regina, of Island Chic put their heads together in an effort to give back to "Pleasure

Island" with an entertaining fund raising event. What woman does not want to dress up and look pretty, while adorning herself with beautiful clothing, hats, jewelry and gloves? Let's pretend for an afternoon, we're in the Gone with the Wind' era (you won't need a hoop skirt ha!ha!). Use your imagination in putting together that special outfit in an effort to raise money for this wonderful organization, The Federal Point Help Center. Both Island Chic and Jeanne's Jewels and Fashions will be selling hats and gloves, which will be required for this event. You

may wear your own southern style attire or spruce up your outfit with a new blouse, dress, skirt, jewelry, shoes or handbag. You will save a tremendous amount of money shopping at Jeanne's Jewels or Island Chic Consignment Boutique. By the way, the best outfit will win a special prize! For this event, both shops will have models adorned from head to toe with new spring apparel and accessories. Sizes small through plus will be showcased with the most darling outfits ever! As you dine on our southern style luncheon and freshly made,

hand blended, gourmet teas from AMITEA, donated by owner Judith Beckley; you will have the pleasure of hearing about local business who have helped this event come to fruition as well as participate in our events main focus which will be the silent auction to benefit the help center with 100% of its proceeds. Our silent auction items are extremely unique and will be a tremendous amount of fun to bid on, with values of up to $400. We will also be dining on delicious desserts and pastries freshly baked and donated by our Island's "cake lady", Judy Kunf

FT. FISHER from page 1B ities are appropriate for groups such as scout troops, service clubs, and church youth groups. All volunteers are asked to register in advance by calling (910) 458-5538 or emailing john.moseley@ ncdcr.gov. Volunteers will be treated to lunch provided by the Friends of Fort Fisher (the nonprofit group which supports the site and makes all programming possible) along with its sustaining members— Troy and Lori Barbour, Mike

McCarley, Ernest Kniffen, Tammy and Jack Moore, Brian and Deedra Nunnally and Jim and Catherine Taylor. Fort Fisher State Historic Site is located at 1610 Fort Fisher Blvd. S, Kure Beach, NC, 28449. The site is part of the Division of State Historic Sites in the N.C. Department of Cultural Resources, which annually serves more than 19 million people through its 27 historic sites, seven history museums, two art museums, the nation’s first state-support-

ed Symphony Orchestra, the State Library, the N.C. Arts Council, and the State Archives. The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources serves as a champion for North Carolina’s

creative industry, which employs nearly 300,000 North Carolinians and contributes more than $41 billion to the state’s economy. To learn more, visit www.ncculture.com.

CAR SHOW from page 1B spent a wet afternoon enjoying each other’s love for vehicles. Special Thanks to all who came and all the Sun Coast Cruisers who helped put on this show! The Sun Coast Cruisers is a family oriented car club located in Wilmington. They are always looking for new members and to partner with other

high quality clubs where we can meet, cruise together and support each others activities. They are very committed to serving the community that we live and play in. Their members take great pride in the community activities we support. For more information on the Sun Coast Cruisers visit www.suncoastcruisers.com.

Gazette, Apri l 2nd, 2014 13B of Cake Lady Designs. support of this event will help This event will be held at them achieve their goal in Gibbey's Dock and Dine locat- assisting the Federal Point ed at 315 Canal Drive, Carolina Health Center. Please join us Beach, on Sunday, April 27th for this 'feel good' event. For from 1 p.m.-4p.m. Price of additional details please contact admission will be $20 per tick- Jeanne at 910-707-0316, or et, with only 50 available tick- Regina 910-458-4224. If you ets for this year's event. Please cannot attend, please feel free save the date! Ticket sales to drop off donations at begin on Monday, March 24th Jeanne's Jewels and Fashions, at both shops. Please join us for or Island Chic which are both an afternoon event while help- located at 1009 N. Lake Park ing Regina and Jeanne give Blvd in the Pleasure Island back to Pleasure Island. Your Shopping Center.

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16B Gazette, Apri l 2nd, 2014 call 1-800-210-9569 or register SUPPORT from page 7B and send them to your child's online. Friends and family can classroom. We will receive register, too! Visit money to purchase equipment www.foodlion.com for more for school. Visit information. Harris Teeter: Link http://www.boxtops4educa- your VIC card at Harris Teeter tion.com/ for more information. and a portion of the proceeds Food Lion: Link your MVP from your sale will be donated card at Food Lion and a portion to our school. Before your sale of the proceeds from your sale is processed you must mention will be donated to our school. your school code, 4714. Visit To register for the program , http://www.harristeeter.com/def

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 www.sites.target.com/site/en/co 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.

UDC from page 1B Eason Watson, who placed flowers at the marker. UDC-Cape Fear 3 member Cindy Sellers, sang a hymn entitled "Above the Hills of Time." Commander Larry Croom of George Davis Camp 5, Sons of Confederate Veterans, brought greetings

from the SCV, and he also led re-enactors from the 1st North Carolina, Company E, who presented the colors as the ceremony began, and led the reenactors as they fired a rifle salute. TAPS was played by SCV George Davis Camp 5 member, Gene Funderburk. 1st North Carolina, Company E

re-enactors also held a "Canteen Ceremony" to honor their fallen brother, Sgt. Andrew Jackson Potter of Company G, 2nd North Carolina Artillery, Confederate States Army. The re-enactors of the 1st North Carolina, Company E are: Captain Larry Croom, Sgt. Tom Eason, Justin

Ward, Manuel Kelly, Corey Barnhardt-O'Conner, Joe Newman, and Brandon Yelton. UDC Cape Fear 3 Vice President, Pat Gason, gave the benediction. Following the ceremony, UDC Cape Fear 3, had a reception that included sweet tea, lemonade, and cookies.

HONORS from page 1B of Cape Fear #3 Great Great Great Granddaughter, unveiled the stone covered by the CSA First National Flag. Glenn

Kye, SCV George Davis #5, and a related nephew, had the markers placed. Mrs. Frances Nichols, President of Cape Fear #3, presided, and Mrs.

John Gasson, Vice President of the North Carolina Division, UDC, gave the Benediction. The George Davis Camp #5, Sons of the Confederate

Veterans provided the Flag escort, and conducted the “Canteen Ceremony” at the gravesite before “Taps” was played by Gene Funderburk.

STEP UP from page 6B web-site at www.stepupforsoldiers.org, 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.

MILITARY from page 6B of military personnel and veterans with disabilities through the therapeutic benefits of fly fishing. Program activities include: • skill development; • opportunities for socialization with experienced fly-fishermen; • Fly casting, fly fishing, rod building and other fishingrelated activities; and, • opportunities to participate in guided fly-fishing outings. The topic of the March 20 program, scheduled from 6:30 to 9 p.m., will be “Discovering Fly Fishing through Digital Resources.” This program will guide participants through various fly-fishing resources available on the web to help them gain a deeper understanding of fly-fishing techniques, fly tying,aquatic habitats and conservation. The April program, set for April 17 from 6:30 to 9 p.m., will cover the importance of color as it relates to matching aquatic food sources — more commonly known as “matching the hatch.” The Fayetteville chapter of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing matches with the mission of the Pechmann Fishing Education Center, according to

Thomas Carpenter, an educator with the Pechmann Center. “Project Healing Waters is committed to teaching the skills necessary for participants to enjoy fly-fishing,” Carpenter said. “Program volunteers teach classes on an on-going, long-term basis, and for many participants, the socialization and camaraderie of the classes are just as important as fishing outings because they provide new activities to enjoy, such as fly tying and rod building.” To build on skills learned at the Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing programs, participants are encouraged to attend a monthly fly-tying course, which is held at the Pechmann Center on the third Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 9 p.m.. The next fly-tying forum will be held on March 18 and will cover fly patterns for American and hickory shad. The John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center is located 7489 Raeford Road, Fayetteville, across from Lake Rim. It is one of four education centers operated by the Wildlife Commission across the state. For more information on learning opportunities offered by the Commission, visit the the learning page.

MUD RUN from page 4B you make to support our organization are tax deductible. This year’s profits will be used to purchase special equipment for Capt Ivan Castro. Ivan Castro is a blind active duty US Army Captain. He was blinded in combat

in 2006 and continues to serve out nation. His needs are many and we hope to provide items he need to continue as an active member of our community. We are also collection donation for the Ed Kramer House that should start in a few weeks.

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

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

SBJF from page 2B history of this great Festival – DOUBLE HEADLINERS. That is right, International renowned artists will headline on Saturday and Sunday this year! First up is the legendary ROBERT CRAY BAND on Saturday night, October 11th. With 5 Grammy Awards, 15 nominations, millions of record sales worldwide, and thousands of sold out performances, rock blues icon Robert Cray is considered “one of the greatest guitarists of his generation.” Closing out the Festival on Sunday, October 12th, will be the first-ever repeat headliner – the incomparable DELBERT McCLINTON, with three Grammy awards to his credit. In support of the outstanding talent offered up by ROBERT CRAY BAND and DELBERT McCLINTON, the Festival will also offer other national recording acts including: Opening for ROBERT CRAY BAND will be SHEMEKIA COPELAND – the NEW “Queen of the Blues” (City of Chicago honor) and two-time GRAMMY Award nominee AND Opening for DELBERT McCLINTON will be the everpopular 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 910-458-8434 or email at greg@pleasureislandnc.org.

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

23-27, July 7-11, July 28August 1 Ages: 13-14 The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher is located just south of Kure Beach, a short drive from Wilmington, on U.S. 421. The site is less than a mile from the Fort Fisher ferry terminal. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission:$10.95 ages 13-61; $9.95 62+ and military; $8.95 ages 3-12. Free admission for: children 2 and younger.

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

is one of only 50 albino alligators known to exist. The space that formerly housed Luna, will undergo significant renovations in anticipation of a new bald eagle habitat. The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher is located just south of Kure Beach, a short drive from Wilmington, on U.S. 421. The site is less than a mile from the Fort Fisher ferry terminal. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. General information: http://www.ncaquariums.com/f ort-fisher

FASHION from page 1B New Year’s Celebration. This year's Fashion Show will be held on Saturday, April 5th, from 11 am to 2 pm, at the Carolina Beach American Legion Post No. 129, 1500 Bridge Barrier Road. Fashions featured will be from touché, Unique Boutique and CB Surf Shop. Lunch will be catered by Middle of the Island, and in addition there will be a Silent Auction, Raffle and a Spring Hat Contest. This year’s Show is dedicated to Mary Lee Farlow, a long time member of the Island

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

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: www.capefearmuseum.com.

MEAL from page 2B camp classic film, “Can’t Stop The Music”, made the cover of the Rolling Stone Magazine and in 2008, garnered a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. Randy Jones looks forward to this event each year being that he was born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina and loves Carolina Beach so he is donating his time and talent to help out the homebound elderly! We are having a two-day event this year which will include a Disco Night at the Lazy Pirate, 701 N. Lake Park Blvd Carolina Beach where there will be a “Disco Night Meet and Greet” with a silent auction. Come dressed to impress in your disco attire. There will be prizes all night! Our sponsors will be recognized during this event beginning at 7:00 pm on Friday evening. On Saturday, June 14, we board the Royal Winner Princess in Carolina Beach at 6:15 returning at 9:30 pm to Carolina Beach. Expect spectacular entertainment, back-up dancers for Mr. Jones, hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar and dancing, along with a 50/50 raffle. Tickets are $40.00. Cruise is

6:30 pm - 9:30 pm. Suggested age is 12 and up and minors must be accompanied by an adult. All proceeds go to Meals on Wheels Council Inc., and Only 225 Tickets will be SOLD! Ticket is required to board the boat. Cash or Checks Only! Checks should be written to Meals on Wheels Council, Inc., P. O. Box 3593, Wilmington, NC 28401. If you remember “In The Navy”, “Macho Man” and “Y.M.C.A.”, Don’t Miss the Boat! If you do, you will miss America’s favorite Disco Cowboy! The Meals on Wheels Council, Inc. welcomes your participation as a sponsor for the event. We rely on donations such as yours to continue to operate. For your donation, you will receive sponsor recognition and tickets for the cruise (based on sponsorship level). With your assistance, the Meals on Wheels Council, Inc. can continue to experience success with this event to better serve our homebound clients. For more information, you may contact 910-508-8672 fjacobs@ bellsouth. net or 910-458-5962 or blueocean 5678@yahoo.com.

Gazette, Apri l 2nd, 2014 17B thousands living with disabiliGLOW RUN from page 4B for a special $25 registration; ties in our community.” team discounts also available. Awards will be given to the Entry fee includes bib, timing top three overall male and top chip, race t-shirt, bib, glow dec- three overall female runners, as oration and entrance to the well as top runners in each age post-race Afterglow party. category. The event also fea“The Great Glow Run is an tures a costume contest to experience to remember,” said encourage runners to glow their Patrick Curran, Easter Seals brightest. The Great Glow Run UCP event director. “This benefits local Easter Seals UCP event started in Wilmington and the local programs that and is returning for its third connect children, families and year. We’re excited about the adults managing disabilities tremendous enthusiasm and and mental health challenges to support that keeps the event meaningful solutions. growing each year. The race is For more information, cona unique experience that not tact Patrick Curran at (919) only provides great evening 783-8898 x8907 or email fun, but helps make a signifi- GreatGlowRun@EasterSealsU cant difference in the lives of CP.com. AQUARIUM from page 2B 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. • EXTENDED BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR Wednesdays, April 2, 30 at 2 p.m. and Fridays, April 11, 25 at 2 p.m. - Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at an Aquarium? Space for animal holding, husbandry, life support systems, and access to exhibits is hidden behind the aquarium walls. If you have ever cared for a home aquarium, you may have some idea of what it takes to operate a collection of salt and freshwater exhibits, with hundreds of animals. Accompany aquarium staff on a guided tour of animal quarantine, life support, food preparation, and access areas. This unique opportunity is limited to 10 participants. Children under 8 are not permitted. Children between 8 and 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Fee: $15.00 for adults and $13.00 for children 17 and under. Aquarium admission included. NC Aquarium Society Members pay $9.00 per participant. FOR CHILDREN • CHILDREN’S DISCOVERY TIME - Thursday, April 10 at 11 a.m. – Amphibians, Thursday, April 24 at 11 a.m. – Reptiles - Creatures come alive in this story-telling and crittercreating program. For ages 3-5. Fee: $14 per child. Aquarium admission included. Parents pay admission only. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED. OUTDOORS & EXPLORATION • SALT MARSH EXPLORATION - Sundays, April 6 and 20 at 1:00 p.m. - Hike the salt marsh trail and view firsthand the activities of marshdwelling animals and the variety of plants found in this rich environment. Ages 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes and be

prepared to get wet and muddy. For ages 7 and older. Fee: $18 for ages 13 and older, $16 for ages 7-12. Aquarium admission included. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED. • SURF FISHING WORKSHOP - Saturdays, April 5, 26 at 9 a.m. - This three hour workshop includes one hour of classroom discussion, then surf fishing on the beach nearby. All equipment and bait provided. Program is rain or shine, with extra activities added in event of bad weather (e.g., throwing a cast net). For ages 10 and older. Fee: $15 per participant. Aquarium admission is not included. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED. OUTDOORS & EXPLORATION • ALLIGATOR EGG HUNT - Saturdays, April 12 and 19 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and Friday, April 18 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. - Come join the fun on our Alligator Egg Hunt. Kids will see a live baby alligator and learn about these fascinating animals. They create their own special alligator egg basket and then search for candy filled “alligator eggs.” Recommended for ages 3-10, however all ages are welcome. Limited space is available. Ages 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $20 per child. Aquarium admission included. Adults will need to pay admission to Aquarium. P R E R E G I S T R AT I O N REQUIRED BY APRIL 9 FOR APRIL 12. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED BY APRIL 16 FOR APRIL 18 AND 19. The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher is located just south of Kure Beach, a short drive from Wilmington, on U.S. 421. The site is less than a mile from the Fort Fisher ferry terminal. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission:$10.95 ages 13-61; $9.95 62+ and military; $8.95 ages 3-12. Free admission for: children 2 and younger, registered groups of N.C. school children, and N.C. Aquarium Society members. General information: www.ncaquariums.com/fort-fisher

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A Room with a View for Loggerheads Kure Beach, N.C. —A renovation and expansion of the sea turtle exhibit at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher offers juvenile loggerhead turtles a larger space to swim and grow and offers visitors a more engaging experience. The new display includes three areas: a life-sized bronze sea turtle sculpture perfect for family photo opportunities, a sea turtle swim area and a visual conservation message. Visitors can talk with an aquarium educator about sea turtles learning more about nesting behaviors, facts about the threatened animals and more. An education wall with conservation take-aways also encourages beach visitors to think about their own actions to protect sea turtles. Something simple like filling in holes and sand castle motes can prevent a nesting sea turtle from becoming stranded. The highlight of the exhibit is the 360 degree view of a juvenile loggerhead. See loggerhead, page 19B

(Pictured Above): Visitors to the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher get a clear view of a loggerhead sea turtle in the new and expanded sea turtle exhibit. Photo courtesy of NCAFF

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

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

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

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

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

Gazette, Apri l 2nd, 2014 19B Ladder is updated weekly and TENNIS from page 2B players. For more information, all information can be found on please call Bob Fitzsimons at the display board by the Kure Town Hall (910) 458-8216 Beach Tennis Courts. Any conbetween the hours of 9 am and cerns or questions call Bob in 12 pm daily. You are eligible if the afternoons or evenings at you rank betwee 2.5 and 4.0. (910) 200-6025.

CORNHOLE from page 4B players and parents are now selling tickets! For more information follow Pleasure Island Youth Baseball on Facebook or visit them online at www.pleasureislandyouthbaseball.com.

MCDONALD’S from page 7B giant pig that quickly made great friends with everyone. When asked what their favorite part of the day was, answers varied from their first ever bus ride to ridding the pony, feeding the animals and petting bunnies. However the most common answer was the fast hayride around the farm. This trip has been a tradition for Carolina Beach Elementary School’s Kindergartners for several years now and throughout this week the rest of the classes will to be enjoying their first ever field trip! For more information on Old McFaye's Farm visit them on Facebook or check out their website at www.oldmcfayesfarm.net. ALZHEIMER’S from page 3B help area families cope with whatever situation may arise. “Many family caregivers wake up every day with anxiety and fear because they don’t know how a loved one with Alzheimers will act or react,” said Sara Blackman, owner of the Home Instead Senior Care office serving Wilmington. “We have a network of support including free tools and materials available to help family caregivers navigate the challenges that come with caring for someone with Alzheimer’s.” In recognition of World Alzheimer’s Month (September 2013), the Home Instead Senior Care network is

offering a number of free resources to help local families who are living with Alzheimers, including workshops where family members will receive a version of the same in-depth Alzheimers CARE: Changing Aging Through Research and Education® training program training that was developed for the network’s professional CAREGivers. The workshops will offer specific solutions for the many common issues that arise when caring for someone with Alzheimer’s. The workshops will be offered on Wednesday, September 18, 25, October 9, 23, November 13, 20 and December 11 from 3:00

pm to 6:00 pm at Home Instead Senior Care, 2505 South 17th Street, Wilmington, NC. Also available is a free Confidence to Care at Home kit, an at-aglance collection of information, tips and resources to help handle difficult situations, avoid household accidents, encourage engagement, and prevent caregiver stress, that is designed for any member of the household to reference, anytime they need it. In addition, Home Instead Senior Care has developed Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias Daily Helper, a free smartphone app that families can use to search behaviors and help find solutions when they have to react quickly

SECUTRITY from page 3B The fact has been publicly acknowledged by a 2009 Social Security trustees report; Sen. Tom Coburn; and President George W. Bush, who in 2005 said, “There is no trust fund, just IOUs that I saw firsthand … future generations will pay – pay for either in higher taxes or reduced benefits or cuts to other critical government programs.” Recently, Speaker of the House John Boehner offered a sobering statement on ABC’s “This Week,” on Oct. 6, 2013: “…Ten thousand baby boomers like me (are) retiring every single day – 70,000 this week; 3.5 million this year. And, it’s not like there’s money in Social Security or Medicare. The government, over the last 30 years, have spent it all.” Smith examines what needs to happen starting today. • Get the secret out. The total cost of paying full benefits in 2010 exceeded Social Security tax revenue by $49 billion, and the gap between revenue and costs will become larger in the coming years. “On Sept. 27, 2000, I appeared on CNN Today to discuss my book, ‘The Alleged Budget Surplus, Social Security, and Voodoo Economics;’ the host did not take me seriously and asked me if I was ‘a voice crying in the wilderness,’ ” Smith says. “I’d quickly realized that he was right, with the exception of multiple statements by politicians and officials.” • Get the AARP, NCPSSM and the media involved. The only way the government was able to pay full benefits in 2010

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

ed much of his adult life to battling economic illiteracy and promoting economic education. He taught economics for 30 years before retiring as professor of economics at Eastern Illinois University in 1998 to become a full-time writer. “Understanding Inflation and Unemployment,” Smith's first book, became an alternate selection of Fortune Book Club when it was published in 1976. “Understanding Economics,” (Random House; 1986), was used in more than 600 schools in 48 states. In recent years, Smith has focused his research and writing on government finance and Social Security. He has discussed economics and Social Security on national television, and he has been a guest on more than 100 radio talk shows. Smith holds a B.S. in Education degree from Ball State University and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from Indiana University.

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

Blood Drive from page 2B Someone in the United States needs blood every two seconds and a single blood donation can save as many as three lives, according to the American Red Cross. Individuals who are at least 17 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds and are in good health may be eligible to

donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements. Schedule your appointment to save a life by visiting redcrossblood.org and search by sponsor code cblegion. You can also contact Mary Lou Langley at (704)607-2775.

loggerheads from page 18B Aquarium staff planned, designed and completed the exhibit work during the winter months. Currently, two juvenile loggerhead sea turtles and a green sea turtle reside at the Aquarium and help educate nearly 450,000 visitors a year about sea turtle species, all of which are threatened or endangered. Each summer the Aquarium works with N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission and local sea tur-

tle rescue organizations, accepting a limited number of hatchlings. Generally, these turtles are discovered during routine nest excavations a few days after a nest hatches. During the turtles’ stay at the Aquarium, the animals receive careful monitoring and care to ensure proper growth and good health. In the fall, they will be released and, depending on size, will be fitted with satellite tracking devices to learn more about their behavior.

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

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

ARTS from page 2B 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 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, chris@artfullivinggroup.com

20B Gazette, Apri l 2nd, 2014 TRACK from page 4B Boys 200m dash Zan Richardson was first with a 23.08. In the 400m dash for Girls was Destiny Godfrey with a time of 1:04.3 and the boys saw Joe Harty place 1st with a 53.7. In the Hurdles Rachel Luscher won the 100 hurdles at 19.76 and placed 2nd in the 300 with a 58.17. Zack Smith won the 110m hurdles at 18.09 and Damien Batts won the 300m (Pictured Above): Joseph Harty wins the open 400 with a time of 53 seconds, followed by teammates (Right): David Flectchner and Vaughn Rizzo in 2nd and 3rd Place!

hurdles at 44.75. In the girls 800m Julia Bourdrea finished first with a 2:33. In the Boys 800 Rylee smith finished 1st with a 2:00. In the 1600m Sara Silika was 1st at 5:55 and Will mayo was the top boy at 2nd with a 4:56. In the 3200 Meghan Chinn finished 2nd with a 14:37 with Will Mayo placing 1st for the boys at11:28. In the Shot Kaili Rich was 1st with a throw of 28'8" and Alex Banoczi was 2nd with a throw of 45'10". In the Discus Morgan Targetta was 1st with a thow of 70'9" and Alex Banoczi finished 2nd with a throw of 149'8.5". In the High Jump Jamie Stacey finished 2nd with a jump of 4'6" and Tyree Gaithright was first with a 5'6" jump. In the Long jump Jamie Stacey was 1st with a jump of 15'3". And Robert Lee was 2nd at 16'4". In the Boys Triple Andre Stukes was 1st with a jump of 35'5". Bruce Kopka won the polevault for boys at 12'6" and Heather Keck won the girls at 8'6".

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ELIZABETH’S TRES CHIC “Ladies Vintage to Modern Clothing & Much More”

(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.

By: Jasmine K. McKee Staff Writer Spring is right around the corner and Elizabeth’s Tres Chic located in the Cotton Exchange has just what you need to celebrate the season in timeless style. Specializing in vintage inspired fashions to new popular styles at Elizabeth’s you can find that See Elizabeth’s, page 5C

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Get Your Vehicle Warm Weather Ready at Southeastern Automotives NAPA® Auto & Truck

BrigthSide Pressure Washing “There’s a BrightSide to Everything!”

(Pictured Above): BrigthSide Pressure Washing gives free quotes and strive to deliver 100% satisfaction to their customers, while exceeding all their expectations. For a prompt free-estimate, contact BrigthSide Pressure Washing at (910) 386-8668. For more information and testimonials find BrightSide online at www.brightsidepressurewashing.com. (Pictured Above): There are three convenient NAPA® locations right here New Hanover County to better serve you. On (Above): Pleasure Island you will find the Carolina Beach location Store #713 at 207 Cape Fear Boulevard, they can reached by calling (910) 707-1415. Hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30am until 6:00pm, Saturday from 8:00am until 4pm, closing on Sundays. NAPA® Store #714 is located just north of Shipyard Boulevard art 2234 Carolina Beach Road, this location can be reached by calling (910) 763-4585. On the other side of Wilmington, off of Market Street is store #708 at 318 N. Green Meadows, their number is (910) 762-1803.

By: Candace Lookingbill Staff Writer Spring is here and NOW is the perfect time for homeowners and businesses to assess the effects of our unique coastal climate on their property. BrightSide Pressure Washing

can help you assess the damage and fix you right up with their soft wash services, perfect for removing mold, mildew, grime, pollen and rust without jeopardizing the finish of you home, business or structureThe company uses environmentally friendly products, assuring that your project is cared for as gen-

tly and safely as possible. BrightSide Pressure Washing provides quality cleaning to Driveways, Patios, Sidewalks, Pavers, Pool surroundings, and any other flat surface. BrightSide takes notice of the little things that mean a lot to you; plants, shrubs, patio See BrightSide , page 5C

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BROOKLYN ARTS CENTER ANNOUNCES MADE IN NC

Now is the time to get your car or truck warm weather ready and the folks at Southeastern Automotives NAPA® Auto & Truck are here to help. At the Carolina Beach location store manager Chris Haney and his professional staff Neil and Gary will greet you. The trio has several years of experience in the See NAPA, page 5C

-- Event to feature 50+ handmade vendors, food trucks, raffle, and BAC cash bar --

Island Cottage "Where Everything is New to You"

(Pictured Above): Island Cottage is at 1313 Bridge Barrier Road, and the hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. You can drop off any donations any time during store hours. The Island Cottage is a unique store that sells a variety of items from clothing to knick-knacks. The items in the store all have been donated through the generosity of the area residents. Take a moment and stop in to see what they have to offer, you might find that item that you have been looking for at a reasonable price. Items are coming in all the time. The premise of the store is that it solely supports the Carolina Beach Help Center. The Cottage was established to aid the center. Island

Cottage was able to give the Help Center $13,000 last year, and they hope to do more this year. There is only one paid position, which is the manager of the store, and all the other employees are all volunteers. The organization that they aide is the Help Center. The center provides assistance to those who are in need of food, clothing or other help in the Pleasure Island area. A person would need to go to the Help Center first, fill out a form to see what they would qualify for, the food is given there at the center, but

a voucher is given if you are in need of clothing or kitchenware, etc. You would take that voucher to the Cottage and get what you qualify for by using the voucher for your purchase. The hours of the Help Center are 10 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday and located at the recreation center, 1121 N. Lake Park Blvd. The Cottage runs on limited funds, the building is rent free, thanks to the owner of the building they are in; but the property is for sale and there is that possibility See Island Cottage, page 6C

NEWSPAPER PSA Lost your job? Don’t lose your home! Greenville Housing Development Corporation offers free foreclosure prevention resources to help, including a state-designed fund that can help pay your

mortgage while you look for work or complete job training. You may qualify if you’ve lost your job through no fault of your own or are a returning veteran. We are a local, HUDapproved agency that has

helped people in this community since 1982. Find out if you’re eligible — call Greenville Housing Development Corporation at 252-329-4056.

Wilmington, NC, February 2014 - The Brooklyn Arts Center is excited to announce Made In NC, Wilmington’s modern handmade marketplace, at the BAC (516 North 4th Street—the corner of Campbell and North 4th streets) on Friday, March 28, 2014, from 3 - 9 p.m., and Saturday, March 29, 2014, from 11 a.m. - 6p.m. Come celebrate Wilmington’s community of local, original craftsmen and artisans at the Brooklyn Arts Center when 50-plus of the region’s finest present their work in the magnificent BAC. Expect unique and fabulous, handmade creations of all kinds: art, clothing and accessories, household and garden

items, and more! Wilmington’s fabulous food trucks will provide nourishment, and the BAC cash bar will serve liquid refreshments. Admission is $5 at the door. It’s good for both days and includes a raffle ticket. Kids 12 and under are free. ATM onsite.

Free parking. For more information about Made In NC, please visit www.brooklynartsnc.com or contact BAC Event Coordinator Heather Thomson at heather@brookly nartsnc.com. About The Brooklyn Arts Center at St. See BROOKLYN, page 5C

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KINETICO WATER SYSTEMS “We Fix BAD Water Problems”

(Pictured Above): Advanced Water Systems is located at 14821 Hwy 17 in Hampstead. They can be reached by calling (910) 270-1214 or toll free at 1(800)865-1208. For more information on all the available Kinetico® visit www.kineticonc.com /wilmington. There you can sign up for a free water analysis with a few easy steps. It is no secret the Pleasure Island has water issues, whether you are dealing with foul taste, iron stains, egg odor or simply hard water Kinetico® can help! Wilmington’s Advanced Water Systems is the area's only authorized, independent Kinetico® dealer - providing you with Kinetico's state-ofthe-art, non-electric water treatment equipment including

Water Softeners, RO Systems and Whole-House Filters. There’s no question that the quality of the water you drink is important to you and your family. But drinking water quality can no longer be taken for granted. There are a number of contaminants that can affect the quality of your private well water. Even municipally treated water that meets all federal See WATER, page 4C

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Braces, They aren't just for Kids any more Do you feel self-conscious about your crooked teeth? If so, then don't feel alone. Nearly 20% of all braces users now a days are comprised of adults. So why are son many adults now considering braces more than ever? Well, besides the fact that it's becoming more "normal" for adults to do so, there is are a vast amount of dental health benefits in doing so. Let's take a look at 3 of the main oral health benefits of getting adult braces. See BOZART, page 5C

University Physicians Partners with Pender Memorial Hospital Offering Onsite Surgical Care University Physicians, a service of SEAHEC (South East Area Health Education Center), announces a partnership with Pender Memorial Hospital to offer the University Physicians Pender Surgery Clinic. Open for Wednesday appointments, the clinic will provide the same level of care patients receive in Wilmington

without having to travel. Pender area patients can be referred for onsite outpatient procedures including: laparoscopic and open inguinal hernia repair; laparoscopic cholecystectomy; umbilical hernia repair (laparoscopic and open); excisional biopsy of skin and soft tissue masses; and portacath See Surgical Care, page 5C

NHRMC Physician Group Hosting Panel Discussion on Digestive Health and Reducing Risk for Colorectal Cancer In recognition of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Cape Fear Cancer Specialists and Hanover Gastroenterology, both part of the NHRMC Physician Group, will be host-

ing a presentation and panel discussion on colorectal cancer awareness and digestive health. The event will be held from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, See CANCER, page 5C

What You Should Know about Bad Breath Watch TV any night of the week and you’ll see commercials for products that promise to eliminate bad breath. It’s a common and embarrassing condition, but there are remedies. “Whether you call it bad breath or halitosis, it’s unpleasant and can be caused by a number of sources that you and your dentist can address and treat,” says Dr. Rex Card, a Raleigh, N.C. dentist. “Mouthwash will only mask the odor temporarily,” says Dr. Card. “Mouthwashes are mostly cosmetic and do not have a long-lasting effect on bad breath. If you must constantly use a breath freshener to hide unpleasant mouth odor, see your dentist.”Dr. Card cites a number of possible causes of bad breath, including food, dry mouth, tobacco and medical conditions. “What we eat affects the air we exhale,” says Dr. Card, “and onions and garlic and sometimes dairy products are among the worst offenders. If you don’t floss and brush every day, particles of food can remain in the mouth collecting bacteria that can cause bad breath. Dieters

may develop unpleasant breath from infrequent eating.” “Dry mouth occurs when the flow of saliva decreases. It can be caused by some medications, salivary gland problems or continuously breathing through the mouth,” says Dr. Card. “Without enough saliva, food particles are not washed away.” He/she adds that dentists can prescribe an artificial saliva or suggest using sugarless candy or increasing fluid intake to alleviate the problem. Using tobacco can cause bad breath. “In addition to staining your teeth and leading to other health issues, smoking or using other tobacco products can add to bad breath problems. Tobacco also reduces the ability to taste, irritates gums, and raises the risk of developing oral cancer. Best to ask your dentist how to kick the habit.” Sometimes, there are underlying medical conditions that can cause bad breath. “Sinus or lung infections, bronchitis, diabetes, and some liver or kidney diseases may be associated with bad breath,” says Dr. Card. “If you’re worried about See BREATH, page 5C

WATER from page 3C guidelines can contain bacteria, viruses and protozoa along with a host of other contaminants. Many have turned to bottled water. Unfortunately, the bottled water industry is poorly regulated, and in many cases, its quality is no better than your tap water. You also need to consider the impact that bottled water has on our environment. The best method of ensuring high purity drinking and cooking water in the home is by using a process known as Reverse Osmosis (RO). Reverse Osmosis was developed in the late 1950's with support from the U.S. government, as an economical method of desalinating seawater. Reverse osmosis is sometimes called “hyperfiltration” and represents the very low end of the filtration spectrum. The Kinetico Kro-GX and VX Plus Deluxe drinking water systems offer distinct advantages over other systems on the market today. These systems conveniently mount under the sink, in the crawl, garage or basement, and they feed a separate faucet at the sink and can also feed the refrigerator. Dissolved calcium and magnesium in water make it hard and cause all sorts of water problems. Some symptoms are visible, like water spots, dingy laundry, bathtub ring, dry hair and skin and the white scale buildup on faucets and shower heads. Others are just as bothersome, but not as easy to detect, like scale buildup in your home’s pipes and water-using appliances, like your water heater. Instead of treating the cause, many people tackle the symptoms of hard water. They buy all sorts

of cleaning products, detergents and lotions. And they accept frequent repairs and replacement of water-using appliances as normal. The good news is that it’s easy to treat your hard water. A water softener uses a process known as ion exchange to replace the hardness minerals in your water (calcium and magnesium) with soft ones (sodium). The challenge is figuring out what you really need and finding the system that will solve your water problems and fit your budget without skimping on performance or quality. At Advanced Water Systems, their water specialists will test your water, conduct a home water audit, learn more about your water concerns and needs and then recommend the

system that is right for you. Kinetico® softeners have been awarded Consumer Digest’s “Best Buy” and have been featured in many magazines in top regard including the Wall Street Journal, Better Homes and Gardens and Family Circle just to name a few. Advanced Water Systems is

located at 14821 Hwy 17 in Hampstead. They can be reached by calling (910) 2701214 or toll free at 1(800)8651208. For more information on all the available Kinetico® visit www.kineticonc.com /wilmington. There you can sign up for a free water analysis with a few easy steps.

Gazette, Apri l 2nd, 2014 BROOKLYN from page 2C Andrews— Located near the Cape Fear River, BAC is a beautiful, iconic church, built in 1888, that has been spectacularly refurbished as a multiuse event venue that hosts weddings, concerts, fundraisers,

films, and other awesome events. For more information about Brooklyn Arts Center, please contact Executive Director Rich Leder at 910538-2939 or rich@brooklynartsnc.com or visit brooklynartsnc.com.

NAPA from page 2C industry and will be able help you get whatever you are looking for. From small maintenance like washer fluid and light bulbs to bigger jobs like brakes and hoses the staff at NAPA® will be able to find the part for your make and model in a fast time and affordable price. Unique to the Carolina Beach location is a huge selection of marine supplies and accessories. Chris stated, “being in a Coastal Community boats and vehicles come hand and hand, here we want to make sure customers can care for both recreational and commercial vessels. “ Because the North End’s 4-Wheel Drive Beach has become such a popular destination, they also carry tow winches, straps and hitches ensuring you make it on and off the sand

without getting stuck or forced to pay an outrageous tow truck fee. There are three convenient NAPA® locations right here New Hanover County to better serve you. On Pleasure Island you will find the Carolina Beach location Store #713 at 207 Cape Fear Boulevard, they can reached by calling (910) 7071415. Hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30am until 6:00pm, Saturday from 8:00am until 4pm, closing on Sundays. NAPA® Store #714 is located just north of Shipyard Boulevard art 2234 Carolina Beach Road, this location can be reached by calling (910) 7634585. On the other side of Wilmington, off of Market Street is store #708 at 318 N. Green Meadows, their number is (910) 762-1803.

BRIGHTSIDE from page 2C furniture, and even pets, are safe with us. They also provide deck care that includes Wood restoration, Tile cleaning, Trex or synthetic decking, Concrete porches, and Stamped Concrete. The can renew your fencing made from either Wood, Vinyl and Metal. A dirty roof can degrade the look of a home, BrightSide offers roof algae removal, mold and mildew that causes streaking and breakdown of shingles that ultimately lead to leaks! In addition, pressure washing can help remove debris and other gunk that builds up in your gutters, blocking the flow of water away from your home. Some homeowners are unaware of how using water from the hose can cause the buildup of residue or rust, which dulls the

surfaces due to hard water stains. BrightSides Pressure Washing can even help you battle your hard water stains. BrightSide Pressure Washing is fully licensed and insured. They recommend homeowners assess the need to power wash their outside surfaces at least annually, if not semi-annually, depending on how much exposure to surface pollutants your home has. They give free quotes and strive to deliver 100% satisfaction to their customers, while exceeding all their expectations. For a prompt free-estimate, contact BrigthSide Pressure Washing at (910) 386-8668. For more information and testimonials find BrightSide online at www.brightsidepressurewashing.com.

BAD BREATH from page 4C what’s causing your bad breath consult with your dentist. Regular oral checkups can help detect problems such as gum disease or dry mouth or look for signs of a medical disorder that might be causing the problem. If your dentist determines that your mouth is healthy, you may be referred to your primary care physician,” says Dr. Card. “The main remedy in most cases is to maintain good oral hygiene, eliminating gum disease and scheduling regular professional cleanings. These are essential to reducing bad breath,” advises Dr. Card. “Brush twice a day and clean between your teeth daily with

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

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ELIZABETH’S from page 1C perfect outfit or accent piece for any of your Azalea Festival or Garden Party events. Elizabeth’s offers women a place where they can shop for unique items that showcase their love of being a lady. 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. “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 always have something that will be perfect for your own distinct taste. One of the most popular items among shoppers at Elizabeth’s lately has been the Pure Handknit Coconut Cotton Wraps. These wraps are functional and stylish, accentuated with large coconut buttons and can be worn in a variety of ways.

You can change your style every time you wear it to keep your fashion fresh and unexpected with these lovely wraps. If you need the perfect addition to your new ensemble from Elizabeth’s Ladies Boutique then match it with a fun and fashionable hat. 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.”

Joan owns and runs Elizabeth’s Ladies Boutique with her daughter Anna Elizabeth Parsons and the store is named for the three generations of Elizabeth’s in the family including Anna’s daughter Gracianna Elizabeth Parsons. Joan is also the mother of two sons Robbie who lives in Wilmington and John who lives in Burlington as well as being a proud grandmother of seemingly countless grandchildren. Her husband Guy Smith works with General Electric. Joan opened Elizabeth’s Ladies Boutique over 10 years ago and has been in the Cotton Exchange location for the last 8 years. Before opening Elizabeth’s Joan had amassed very extensive experience in the world of clothing and fashion, working as a personal

shopper for Ivey’s Department Store in Raleigh, and also working for John Robert Powers in Raleigh, teaching personal development and modeling. 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.

Surgical Care from page 4C placement. Anyone scheduled for inpatient surgery at New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC) with University Physicians can now schedule pre and post operation visits with the Pender Surgery Clinic. The team of University Physicians’ surgeons, Drs.

Elizabeth Acquista, William Hope, and W. Borden Hooks, III will staff the clinic. Dr. Acquista is double board certified in general surgery and surgical critical care. Dr. Hope is fellowship trained in minimally invasive surgery, with board certification in general surgery. Also board certified in general

surgery, Dr. Hooks is fellowship trained in minimally invasive surgery and minimally invasive bariatric surgery. All three surgeons also serve as faculty for the NHRMC Surgery Residency Training Program. Appointments and referrals for the University Physicians Pender Surgery Clinic can be

made by calling 910-259-5451, extension 309. Patients will be seen in the Pender Memorial Hospital’s Clinic located at 306 East Campbell Street, Burgaw. University Physicians is headquartered in Wilmington with more information available by visiting www.university-physicians.net.

CANCER from page 4C March 25, at the Cape Fear Cancer Specialists Wilmington location, 1520 Physicians Drive. Featuring experts in the field of gastroenterology, oncology and nutrition, presentations will focus on maintaining your health and increasing awareness of the risk factors and symptoms of colorectal cancer and digestive diseases. Jack I. Ramage Jr., MD, gastroenterologist with Hanover Gastroenterology, will open the event discussing the behavioral and hereditary risk factors that may increase your likelihood of developing the disease. John W. Anagnost, MD, medical oncologist and hematologist, will focus his presentation on how colon cancer has evolved and its impact on patients.

“With this event and throughout the year, we hope to raise awareness that there are simple steps you can take to increase your health and decrease your risk of developing these diseases,” says John W. Anagnost, MD medical oncologist with Cape Fear Cancer Specialists – NHRMC Physician Group. “We want to make the community aware of the signs and symptoms of colorectal cancer and other digestive diseases so that they can seek medical attention quickly, because early detection is crucial in preventing colon cancer.” Registered Dietician Catherine Hankins, RD, CSO, LDN, will round out the series of presentations by discussing the role of diet in digestive health. The event will finish

with a question and answer session, giving participants the opportunity to ask our panel of experts for further details on the topic. This event is free to the public, but seating is limited. Please register by calling 910.362.4211. To find out more about Hanover Gastroenterology, Cape Fear Cancer Specialists or the NHRMC Physician Group, visit www.nhrmcphysiciangroup.org . The NHRMC Physician Group is committed to providing the highest quality health care to residents of southeastern North Carolina. With more than 150 providers in both primary care and specialty fields, the NHRMC Physician Group's doctors can focus on providing the best medical care to their patients while benefiting from

the shared resources of New Hanover Regional Medical Center. This progressive healthcare partnership means access to some of medicine's best technologies, treatments and specialists is readily available when needed. Services provided include urology, oncology, cardiology, neurology, gastroenterology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, psychiatry, urgent care, pediatric specialties, women’s health and care for hospitalized patients provided by a team of hospitalists. To better serve patients' needs, NHRMC Physician Group practices are located throughout southeastern North Carolina. Visit www.nhrmc.org for a complete list of New Hanover Regional Medical Center physicians

BOZART from page 4C 1. A Straighter and Better Smile: Let's face it, we live in a world to where having a better outward appearance pays off. Whether you are trying to find that special someone, get a new job, or get promoted at your current job, having a better smile than worse will do nothing but help you in all of these instances. Studies have shown over and over again that as a generality, people view those with good teeth and smiles to be more attractive, more athletic, and more accomplished than those that don't. Now we aren't saying that this is necessarily right, but it's the truth! So why

not straiten up that smile and put yourself in the best position to win as you possibly can. 2. Shifting Teeth: Your teeth tend to shift a little as you age. So what this means is that just because you had braces as a child doesn't quite mean you're off the hook, nor does it mean you will always be fine if you didn't need braces as a child. Sometimes people find themselves needing braces later in life when they've always had strait teeth before due to tee shifting. This shifting can also bring the spaces in between teeth closer together which lakes it more difficult to floss, and remove food particles from

your teeth in general. 3. Overall Dental Health Benefits: As we touched on previously, sometimes crooked teeth can create some very hard to reach areas to brush and floss in and around your teeth and gums. These same areas can become bacterial breeding grounds which create bad breath, plaque build up, gum disease, and can eventually cause tooth loss. The straighter your teeth are the easier they will be to brush and floss, and therefore you will have much less of these problem areas to deal with which can cause long-term dental health issues. Adult Braces Options

There are many more options now a days to make braces much more visually appealing and just overall easier to deal with than what you may have been used to as a kid. Options such as: • Invisalign - Which aligns the teeth by utilizing a series of clear plastic trays to align the teeth in stages. • Ceramic braces - These are similar to more traditional braces, but they are made of a clear ceramic making them much less noticeable to the casual observer. • Brackets in back of the teeth - Instead of the brackets being very noticeable on the front of the teeth, these are on the back making them much less obvious to see. Conclusion While adult braces may be very beneficial, they are not the least expensive items out there generally ranging from $3,000 - $8,000 depending on your chosen options. However, many are now offering coverage for and even if they don't, we offer in house to help make this more affordable for the average person. (910) 392-9101 w w w. b o z a r t f a m i l y d e n tistry.com www.facebook.com/bozartfamilydentistry

6C Gazette, Apri l VEGGIE from page 7C produce and products. They’ve got a little bit of everything, from local farm raised produce, which comes from New Hanover and surrounding counties, to North Carolina microbrew, smallbatch beers and even homemade ice cream, which comes in a variety of tempting and tantalizing flavors. Some of their new flavors of ice cream include: peanut butter, chocolate honey, chocolate habanero, basil vanilla, cream cheese, pineapple mango and Italian ice. The Veggie Wagon offers delivery of their produce and homemade goods, serving all of Pleasure Island, Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach. Join the staff at the Veggie Wagon for “Wine Down” Friday, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm to sample the local microbrews and staff wine favorites. They

2nd, 2014 are now offering growlers of their microbrews, which can be purchased and filled at the store, or you can bring your own to be filled. They will fill pints, quarts and half gallons. Local oysters from the Wrightsville Beach area are available by preorder and they also offer free-range local eggs and chicken, as well as other natural meats. So, if you’re looking for the best local produce and products money can buy, look no further than The Veggie Wagon Island Market. If you would like to place an order, you can do so on their website. The Veggie Wagon is located at 608 South Lake Park Boulevard in Carolina Beach. For more information, call (910) 805-3014, follow them on facebook or go to their website, at www.theveggie wagon.com.

KATES from page 7C food of which you can think. Kate’s waffles are as good as their pancakes as well as their delicious French toast. You can always get other traditional favorites like biscuits with sausage gravy, crispy bacon, juicy sausage, or eggs any way you like them. Add your favorite side items or even a stack of pancakes for a complete meal. They also serve outstanding omelets and as is their style, the omelet menu is full of choices. Everything from the simple tastes of eggs and cheese to loaded conglomerations stuffed full of everything you love are available and you can even create your own. Kate’s is even well known for a great selection of healthier options on the menu and even a great selection of vegetarian and vegan choices. They serve burgers, sandwiches and salads all made to order. They even feature a children’s menu. Kate’s Pancake House has become involved with a charity for breast cancer survivors called Little Pink Houses of Hope. In conjunction with this Kate’s has dedicated new healthy vegetarian menu selections to those afflicted by this terrible disease. The new menu items

include a vegetarian burger, a vegetarian tofu skillet with delicious vegetables and a tofu salad. Stop in Kate’s Pancake House or visit www.littlepinkhousesofhope.org for more information about this charity organization. Kate’s Pancake House and their glorious breakfast menu items are located in Carolina Beach at 102 South Lake Park Boulevard. They are open seven days a week serving breakfast and lunch. They always serve their breakfast menu from opening at 6:30 a.m. throughout the day and the lunch menu is available from 11:00 a.m. until close at 1:00 p.m. Kate’s Pancake House is only open seasonally so be sure to get your fill of your favorite breakfast a t Kate’s through the spring and summer before they close up next October for the winter. If you would like to find out more about Kate’s Pancake House stop by or give them a call at (910)458-FOOD. You can also keep up to date on everything happening at Kate’s Pancake House by visiting them on Facebook. Stop by Kate’s Pancake House today and see why people are calling it the “Best Breakfast on the Beach.”

Island Cottage from page 2C they may have to find another location. They get donations through the area churches, private donations and fundraisers. So, if you have items or clothing that is not being used, why not donate them to Island Cottage, you are helping other people out with your generosity, plus cleaning out your closet and cupboards. The staff will supply a tax receipt if you need one, you would fill out the form as to what you brought in and they will sign it give you a copy and they will keep a copy. Any clothing that is stained

or not usable to resale, are given to someone who will give them to those in need, nothing that comes into the store will go to waste. Island Cottage is at 1313 Bridge Barrier Road, and the hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. You can drop off any donations any time during store hours. Items that they accept are clothing, kitchen items, linens, knick-knacks, lotions and hair products not opened jewelry and small appliances. They serve everyone, no one is turned away.

Joe’s Oasis from page 8C Pittsburgh themed bar and grill was opened by Mrs. Krizner, who moved to the area in 2012 and named the establishment in honor of her late husband. Joe’s offers a wide variety of unique menu items, including a signature, homemade burger recipe, the famous Pittsburgh brewed Iron City beer and other southwest Pennsylvania favorites, like the Steelworkers Stack, a sandwich with the

sides on the inside and Isaly’s Chipped Chopped Ham. Joe’s has other sandwich favorites and classics, like the Rueben or Rachel, the Kielbasa and Sauerkraut hoagie and, of course, the ever popular Game Day Cheese Steak. Some of their more daring culinary pursuits are the pierogi creations of Head Cook, David Landgreen. The pierogi, while more commonly a northern dish, is beginning to gain noto-

riety in the southern states and the novel creations at Joe’s will, no doubt, boost the growing popularity of this delicious dish. The original recipe for David’s pierogies is a family heirloom and some of the more recent variations of the dish include; loaded baked potato, cabbage, jalapeno steak, honey bbq chicken, Isaly’s Chipped Chopped Ham and the philly cheesesteak. Other flavor creations are currently in the works. The “Daily Joe” features daily food specials, available Sunday through Monday, from 11:30am to 9:00pm and drink specials, available until last call. Some of their daily food specials include; Isaly’s Chipped Chopped Ham on Sunday, served regular or sloppy, Wednesday Wing Day, featuring 50 cent wings and 60 cent boneless wings, and the create your own appetizer special, on Saturday. For those of you who like to catch a local band on the weekend or just want to listen to some good music and have a beer, Joe’s has that too. Live bands will be booked for Saturday nights and updates for upcoming bands and events can be found on their facebook page. If you’d rather do the singing yourself, karaoke night is every Thursday at 8:00pm and for those of you who enjoy a little intellectual stimulation, Trivia Night is on Wednesdays at 7:30pm. On Saturday, April 5th, from 5:00pm to 9:00pm, Joe’s Oasis will hold a fundraiser for the upcoming MS Walk, which will take place at Greenfield Lake Park on April 26th. A portion of the appetizer sales will be donated to the MS Society, through Team MS Moments. The National Multiple

Sclerosis Society benefits those diagnosed with MS, providing research and treatment to help stop the progression of the disease and to ultimately end MS forever. Joe’s Oasis invites you to come out and support this worthy cause. For more information about the MS Society, you can visit their website at www.nationalmssociety.org. Whether you’re a foodie looking to try out some new eats, a family out for lunch or an avid fan, trying to catch the game and have a beer, Joe’s Oasis has what you’re looking for. Joe’s Oasis is located at 6400 Carolina Beach Road, in the Masonboro Commons Shopping Center. Current winter hours of operation are: Monday through Wednesday, from 11:30am to 10:00pm, Thursday through Saturday, from 11:30am to midnight and noon to 10:00pm on Sundays. Hours are subject to change for the upcoming summer season. For more information, call (910) 399-8585, check out their daily updated facebook page, www.facebook.com/joesoasisnc or visit their website at www.joesoasis.com.

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Kate’s Pancake House “Best Breakfast on the Beach”

(Pictured Above): Kate’s Pancake House and their glorious breakfast menu items are located in Carolina Beach at 102 South Lake Park Boulevard. If you would like to find out more about Kate’s Pancake House stop by or give them a call at (910)458-FOOD.

The Veggie Wagon Celebrates Its 3rd Anniversary

(Pictured Above): The Veggie Wagon is located at 608 South Lake Park Boulevard in Carolina Beach. For more information, call (910) 805-3014, follow them on facebook or go to their website, at www.theveggiewagon.com. By: Mitchell Houska Staff Writer The Veggie Wagon is celebrating its 3rd anniversary today, April the 2nd, having opened its doors exactly three years prior in 2011. The Veggie Wagon is locally owned and operated by husband and wife team, Max and April Sussman, who strive to bring you the freshest and finest of regional See VEGGIE, page 6C

Kate’s pancake menu is full of everything from the traditional favorites to wonderful creations you won’t see anywhere else. In addition to the plethora of pancakes on the menu Kate’s also serves up almost every other breakfast See KATE’S, page 6C

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It’s Not A Mirage… It’s Joe’s Oasis!

(Pictured Above) Joe’s Oasis is located at 6400 Carolina Beach Road, in the Masonboro Commons Shopping Center. For more information, call (910) 399-8585, check out their daily updated facebook page, or visit their website at www.joesoasis.com. By: Mitchell Houska Staff Writer Quench your thirst and quell your hunger at Joe’s Oasis, your family friendly neighborhood bar and grill. Traditionally, the word, oasis, was used to describe a fertile area in the desert, where water could be found. Over the years, however, the word oasis has become synonymous with the

idea of paradise, or a refuge to rest your weary bones, relax and rejuvenate. At Joe’s Oasis you can do just that. Joe’s Oasis, owned and operated by Pittsburgh, PA native, Cathy Krizner, is quickly becoming the hot new neighborhood destination. Joe’s officially opened its doors on November 26th, 2013 and celebrated its grand opening on February 8th of this year. The See Joe’s Oasis, page 6C


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