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Vol. 37 No. 17 | Wednesday April 23, 2014 | 50 ¢

Carolina Beach Council Adopts Resolution Seeking Beach Nourishment Aid From County

Cape Fear Blvd Project Completed Prior To Easter Weekend

The Carolina Beach Town Council adopted a resolution at an April 21, emergency meeting seeking support from the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners to help fund a beach nourishment project later this year using Room Occupancy Tax revenues. The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers recently informed the Town there is additional money available to pump sand onto the beachfront later this year.

A project to replace aging water and sewer utility lines at the intersection of Cape Fear Blvd and Lake Park Blvd is now complete. The project was delayed when the contractor encountered old utility lines that were not indicated on maps. The project was wrapped up in time for the busy Easter Holiday weekend. Then it rained all weekend.



CAROLINA BEACH - The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers recently told Carolina Beach officials there is money avail-

able to pump sand on to the beachfront later this year following the summer season. The Town's 50 year Authorization Agreement with the Federal government is set to expire at the end of this year. This could be the last time Federal money

is received for such a project if congressional leaders do not reauthorize or extend the Town's Project Cooperation Agreement. The Carolina Beach Town Council met in an emergency

See Beach, page 2-A

Council Hears Presentation On Managing Private Rental Properties |


KURE BEACH - The issue of managing the impacts of privately owned rental properties in Kure Beach was brought before the Town Council at their April 15th, meeting by Planning and Zoning Commission Chairman Craig Galbraith. Galbraith explained the item was brought up in discussions regarding parking at rental homes. He explained, "We had a general discussion about what sort of things could

be done to assist to try and manage the problem where you have a house that might be rented on a weekly basis. You end up with eight or ten cars parked out front. That migrated into a discussion of safety issues. There's been some accidents recently." Galbraith said he owns rental properties in several cities in different states including Indiana and in Kure Beach. He explained in an area of Indiana the City has a rental home certificate. He said, "This is a certificate where the building inspector goes in, they actu-

ally inspect for rental properties. They inspect it to make sure it satisfies safety requirements. You have to pay a fee for it. It's a $500 fee actually in West Lafayette, Indiana. It's pretty stiff. I've written a few checks." He explained, "After you are approved you get a certificate that will allow you to rent that property within the limitations. It could also have unrelated family components to that" and, "After the $500 initial then it is reviewed" by

See Council, page 8-A

Carolina Beach Seeking Permission To Store Items On Army Land |


CAROLINA BEACH - The Town of Carolina Beach is requesting permission to utilize a storage building located on

land leased to the Town by the U.S. Army since 1972. Currently the Town is renting space at the Federal Point Shopping Center for storage of various materials and equipment. The Town was notified in April of 2012 they were in

violation of their 1972 lease agreement with the U.S. Army for land off of Dow Road. The "buffer zone" is land owned by the U.S. Army for the MilitaryOcean Terminal at Sunny Point

See MOTSU, page 8-A

Army Corp Plans Changes For Snow's Cut Property Including Fence; Office |


CAROLINA BEACH - The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers is planning to obtain a change of status for land they own along Snow's Cut - the Intracoastal Waterway - in Carolina Beach. The land runs from Snow's Cut Bridge east between Snow's Cut and homes located

on Spencer Farlow Drive down to the North Carolina Wildlife Boat Ramp on Annie Drive. According to Assistant Town Manager Ed Parvin, a meeting was held with the Corp of Engineers April 15th. Parvin explained, "Jerry and I met with John Manning from the Wilmington ACOE Real Estate Office today to discuss their future plans for their property adjacent to Snow's Cut. In

the near future the ACOE will be conducting an Environmental Assessment (EA) to change the status of the property to "Operational." Parvin explained, "The change will accommodate a future survey office that will be manned during regular working hours. With this change the ACOE will be looking to

See Army Corp, page 2-A

North Carolina’s March Employment Figures Released

Duke Energy Rate Hike Doesn’t Follow Law, AG Cooper Says

RALEIGH, N.C. : April 21st, 2014 - The state’s seasonally adjusted March unemployment rate was 6.3 percent, decreasing 0.1 of a percentage point from February’s revised rate of 6.4 percent. The national rate remained at 6.7 percent. North Carolina’s March

RALEIGH, N.C. : April 18th, 2014 - A Duke Energy rate hike struck down by the North Carolina Supreme Court last year but put back in place by the state’s Utilities Commission is now before the court once more. Attorney General Roy Coo-

2014 unemployment rate was 2.2 percentage points lower than a year ago. The number of people employed increased 10,277 over the month to 4,373,265, and increased 56,211 over the year. The number of people unemployed decreased 2,412 over the month to

294,658, and declined 105,637 over the year. Seasonally adjusted Total Nonfarm industry employment, as gathered through the monthly establishment survey, increased 19,400 to 4,100,300

See Rate, page 3-A

per filed a brief late Thursday asking the court to intervene once again on behalf of North Carolina consumers against rising utility rates. “The court has already ruled once that consumers must be taken into account when setting utility profits but

it still hasn’t happened,” Cooper said. “Even when given a second chance to get it right, the Commission didn’t really consider consumers and approved the exact same rate hike.”

See Cooper, page 6-A



Spotlight On Business: Unique Boutique

Spotlight On Coastal Cuisine: Kate’s Pancake House

Look no further than the Unique Boutique in Carolina Beach for a massive selection of the most exceptional clothing and accessories you will ever find.See Page 1-C ...

One of Pleasure Island’s hottest breakfast and lunch destinations. See Page 8-C ...

Business News ................................. 2-C Business Spot Light ..........................1-C CB Parks & Rec ............................... 8-B Crossword ....................................... 7-A Church News .................................. 3-B Classifieds ...................................... 10-B Columns & Opinion ........... 2, 3, 4, 9-A

Dining News ................................... 7-C Dining Spot Light ........................... 8-C Editorial & Letters ........................... 2-A Fishing News .................................. 6-B Ft. Fisher Aquarium ....................... 13-B Health News ............................ 3 & 4-C Island Life ........................................1-B

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

Service Directory ........................... 14-B Tide Tables ...................................... 6-B WWAY TV3 Weather ...................... 8-A What's Selling ................................. 4-A


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Town Meetings Schedule Kure Beach Planning and Zoning Board holds their regular monthly meeting on the first Tuesday of each month at Town Hall at 7:00PM. Call for 458-8216 for more information. The Kure Beach Shoreline Access and Parking Committee meets every month on the first Tuesday at 5:00PM at Town Hall. Kure Beach Town Council meeting held on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 at Town Hall. Carolina Beach Police Advisory Committee meeting first Monday of each month at Town Hall at 7:00PM. Carolina Beach Planning and Zoning Commission meeting, 7PM, held in the Council meeting room at Town Hall the second Thursday of each month. Carolina Beach Town Council regular meeting

held in the Council meeting room at Town Hall the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30PM. Meetings are televised on Charter Cable Channel 3 on Tuesdays at 7PM and on New Hanover County Government Access Channel 5 on Fridays at 7AM and Sundays at 6PM. The Kure Beach Community Center Committee meets the second Tuesday of every month at 10:00 am at the Community Center. Kure Beach, Beach Protection Committee meets every month on the first Tuesday at 3:30PM at Town Hall. Call Kure Beach at 4588216 or Carolina Beach at 458-2999. You may also visit Carolina Beach online at w w w. c a r o l i n a b e a c h . o r g You may visit the Town of Kure Beach online at

Ye Olde Public Forum |

Gazette, April 23, 2014


Editorial: Many Projects Have Improved Our Area In Recent Years WILLARD KILLOUGH III | ByManaging Editor

It has been a long frustrating process dealing with traffic issues during the Snow's Cut Bridge rehabilitation project. The project started in 2012, took a break for a summer and then returned with lane closures and a tight drive between orange traffic barrels. The project is creeping towards final completion with only some minor odds and ends to address such as replacing medians at either end of the bridge, painting lines and an inspection with lane closures this week. Now the bridge looks great

and has a new lease on life. That's an improvement for the entranceway to our beautiful Island. Special thanks to the Federal Government and State of North Carolina for taking care of our bridge. Carolina Beach and Kure Beach have enjoyed increased attention in recent years from the State Department of Transportation. Dow Road was widened and resurfaced with the addition of turn lanes at major intersections. That helped improve driving conditions and pedestrian safety. Down Town Kure Beach is getting new sidewalks along a portion of K Avenue. That

project is still ongoing, but once completed it will be a welcome improvement. Thanks to the Town of Kure Beach for the wonderful improvements in their downtown district. A new oceanfront park and total makeover of their main street by putting utility lines underground, new sidewalks and other improvements. The Carolina Beach Boardwalk continues to see improvements. The Town recently completed some infrastructure work in that area and the Boardwalk Gazebo is getting a total makeover. A project to replace the wooden oceanfront boardwalk

is on the way and will be a elcomed improvement. Carolina Beach is also moving forward with a large-scale project to replace old water and sewer lines throughout residential areas in Town and just completed a project to replace lines at the intersection of Cape Fear Blvd and Lake Park Blvd. There were some delays due to unforeseen issues, but it was done by Easter weekend. Hopefully this time next year we'll see a new Hampton Inn and Suites going up at the Boardwalk and a new Harris Teeter on Lake Park. Lots of positive things happening.

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bike trail was installed some years ago by the Town of Carolina Beach and runs from the end of Bridge Barrier Road east through the wooded area be-

tween homes on Spencer Farlow Drive and the Snow's Cut waterway. The trail ends at the Wildlife Boat Ramp on Annie Drive.

Based on the map obtained from Town Hall the fence would run the perimeter of the property causing that trail to be relocated.

combined Coastal Storm Damage Reduction Program in the fall of 2014" and, "The Town of Carolina Beach respectfully requests that the Board of County Commissioners support and approve the use $1,863,000 of ROT funds along with all available state and federal funds for Coastal Storm Damage Reduction Program in 2014." The Council unanimously adopted the resolution. Bob Keistler - Project Manager for the Army Corp of Engineers explained April 17th, in a memo to Town Manager Michael Cramer, "We would need to advertise this contract in late June (6/24/2014) to be able to safely make an award in our current Fiscal Year. I would say that we would need a decision on the scope of the contract no later than the end of April. I will put together a more detailed response to your questions tomorrow. I have been out of the office much of the last two weeks working on our FY-16 budget. The Federal Funds ($4.8 M) is all regular construction dollars. We had some carry over from the last contract to go with additional dollars added in the recent workplan. Let me know if you have any additional questions." Following the April 21st, emergency meeting of the Carolina Beach Town Council, County Manager Chris Coudriet explained to Cramer, "Our team met this morning to debrief last night’s session and to talk about financial stability of the Room Occupancy Tax (ROT). I’m prepared to bring forward an agenda item May

5 asking the Board of Commissioners to allocate $1.863 million from the ROT to match currently available federal and state funds set aside for sand placement along Carolina Beach. As I understand, this will allow for approximately 500,000 cubic yards of sand placement along the beach and takes advantage of what we must assume for now is the final federal support for nourishment along Carolina Beach. While this is far shy of the last nourishment cycle in 2013/2014 that placed some 900,000 cubic yards along Carolina Beach, we believe a final veneer via maximization of federal funds now helps the overall integrity of the project and its performance through the next regularly scheduled nourishment cycle. If we are lucky enough to win renewed federal support with reauthorization of the Water Resources Development Act, I’d like to have the conversation about delaying the nourishment cycle

until 2016 so as not to exert too much pressure on the ROT. This is a point of discussion for the future." Visitors to hotels, motels and short term vacation accommodations pay a Room Occupancy Tax (ROT). Portions of that tax are used to fund beach nourishment in Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Wrightsville Beach. Other portions of the ROT are used for tourism promotion and to fund tourism related events that put more heads on beds in hotels. During the emergency meeting Councilman Steve Shuttleworth explained, "I think the question is going to come down for Carolina and Kure Beach is, can we express to the County Commissioners that this is a financially a make-sense deal for the Room Occupancy Tax and it actually is a benefit. Forget the cycle, forget the science. If we spend the money now, is it a better impact now than later."

See One-Stop, page 8-A

Army Corp From page 1-A

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install a fence similar to the one we are required to erect for the Island Greenway. The white hashed line represents the location of the fence. It will be located approximately 12 feet from their property line. There will be a 2' buffer from the fence and then the Town will have an opportunity to relocate the current path in the remaining 10 feet. The future path location is represented by the red line." Parvin explained, "There are some uncertainties with timeline at the ACOE which depends on upcoming budgets. Right now we can anticipate seeing a letter in the coming months that will allow us to comment on the EA." The Snow's Cut walking and

Beach From page 1-A meeting April 21 to consider a resolution seeking support from the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners to use a little over $1.8 million dollars of Room Occupancy Tax revenues to meet funding requirements of the State of North Carolina and to ensure an adequate nourishment project rather than a smaller project. The resolution stated, "The Town of Carolina Beach has been the beneficiary of a federally sponsored storm damage reduction program for almost 50 years" and the Town, "will lose our Federal Coastal Storm Damage Reduction Program Authorization when it expires on December 31, 2014." The resolution states, "The Corps of Engineers has received an additional appropriation of $4,800,000 that can be used as the last federal contribution to Coastal Storm Damage Funds for the Town of Carolina Beach" and, "The State of North Carolina has authorized the use of $727,000 to help match the federal funds" and, "This process allows for increased efficiency by bundling projects together, therefore saving substantial amounts of ROT funds by spreading the costs between multiple community projects." The resolution states, "The Corps of Engineers is recommending that the Town of Kure Beach and the Town of Carolina Beach take advantage of this opportunity to synchronize a

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NCDOT Announces Lane Closures For Inspection Of Snow's Cut Bridge


Gazette, April 23, 2014

CAROLINA BEACH - The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) announced earlier this month they will begin a planned inspection of Snow's Cut Bridge requiring lanes to be closed at certain times. According to NCDOT they, "will begin daily intermittent lane closures Monday, April 21 in both directions of the U.S. 421 bridge over the Cape Fear River in Carolina Beach."Weather permitting, the lane closures will be in SODFHIURPDPXQWLO p.m. through Friday, April 25. The closures are necessary for crews to perform routine biannual bridge inspections. The Snow's Cut Bridge rehabilitation project is preparing to wrap up in the coming weeks and return to four lanes of traffic. All that remains is completing work on joints in the roadway and painting ar-

eas under the bridge. In February the contractor said they were on schedule to have work completed and all lanes open by March 14, 2014 pending delays caused by weather. The project to rehabilitate the 51-year-old bridge leading onto Pleasure Island began in September 2012. North Carolina Department of Transportation Secretary Gene Conti announced in June 2012, NCDOT awarded a $4.6 million contract to American Bridge Co. of Coraopolis, Pa. to preserve the bridge over Snows Cut on U.S. 421 in Carolina Beach. The bridge was built in the 1960's and needed attention to areas weathered by the elements over the decades. This bridge was rehabilitated using a new resurfacing technique called hydro-demolition. During the resurfacing process, the deteriorated concrete on the bridge deck was

removed in part using highpressure water, and the bridge was resurfaced using highstrength concrete. Hydro-demolition is more precise than traditional pavement removal with a jackhammer, and it reduces the potential for damage to the bridge. In addition, hydro-demolition is safer and faster than traditional demolition methods and minimizes the impact to traffic. In addition to hydro-demolition, the contract also included painting of structural steel and repairs to substructure concrete. The process is designed to protect the road surface and bridge structure from the elements. The bridge preservation project was estimated in December for completion in February of 2014 but that date was tentative due to the nature of the project and weather condi-

tions. Traffic on the bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway was reduced from four to two lanes in October 2012 to allow crews to perform extensive repair work. Prior to the busy 2013 Memorial Day holiday weekend, the Town of Carolina Beach expressed a concern the reduction of lanes would create a traffic nightmare during the busy tourism season. The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and the Contractor performing the work agreed to complete work on the two southbound lanes and return in the fall of 2013 to work on the two northbound lanes. Work continued on the structure beneath the bridge throughout the summer. The contractor to resumed work on the roadway in October of 2013. Wayne Currie - Resident Engineer with the North Car-

olina Department of Transportation explained Monday March 24th, "The completion of the bridge is drawing near! However, work still continues on in the two northbound lanes. Much of the work remaining, on the deck, such as the completion of the joints between each span of the bridge is controlled by the rain and cool temperatures." He explained, "The painting contractor is working from the northbound lanes doing touch up work on the painting beneath the bridge. Once

all the work is completed in the northbound lanes traffic will be switched back to the northbound lanes still in a two way pattern to allow the painting contractor to finish the work beneath southbound lanes. Once this work can be completed the bridge can be restriped and opened back to four lanes." He explained, "My guess is that we are still a few weeks away from completion. With the weather like it is this week I do not anticipate a lot of work being completed this week."


They make sure smoke alarms work and all the things you hope a rental property would have. We are not recommending that but I just wanted to point out there is concern about parking issues as well as safety issues related to weekly rentals." Galbraith said a certificate program would dic-

tate the number of people that could occupy the rental property and prohibit people from packing 10 people into a small house with too many vehicles parked out front. Councilman David Heglar asked how such a program is enforced. Galbraith said, "It's enforced by a complaint. If a

neighbor complains there is 12 people" then police could come out and check the compliance with a certificate and write a ticket. Mayor Dean Lambeth said, "There was a house... on Fort Fisher Blvd. They had 80 people in the house at one time. They had 27 cars parked across the street in

a private lot. I think you can start with that and see what you come up with." Galbraith said, "Clearly this process would try to eliminate that potential not only for a parking problem but for a safety problem." Lambeth said, "At one time they had 80 kids staying in it. Some of the kids

were sleeping on the beach. The kids were well rehearsed with what they had to do to make sure they made a mends. Property owners on both sides had problems sleeping." The Planning and Zoning Commission will continue discussions on the topic at future meetings.

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ter Treatment Plant with two new variable frequency drive blowers. We anticipate that construction will be complete within a couple of months and we will contact Mr. Fuller to perform an inspection when the project is complete. Given our improving relationship I am reluctant, yet compelled, to ask for additional help with another issue." Cramer explained, "Since the inspection of the given lease property on November 7, 2011 the Town of Carolina Beach has been actively engaged in bringing the former Fleet Maintenance and Operation activities into compliance with lease agreement No. DACA21-l-64-4180. Following the inspection the Town spent approximately $467,756.19 completing the corrective actions needed to fulfill our obligations. The only aspect of the corrective action plan that is still in the process of being completed is the environmental remediation activities." He explained, "To date the town has hired a consultant to perform initial soil samples and outline potential contaminates related to the towns previous activities at the former Fleet Maintenance and Operation facility. On August 20, 2013 your office received an email for Ben Ashba with Catlin Engineering that explained the types of environmental

tests that had been performed and the types of material found. In October 2013 a compliance inspection was conducted by a USACE Reality Specialist and on November 5, 2013 we received an email communication from Yadira Gill, Senior Reality Specialist from the Savanna District indicating that we "may store supplies in the building with the understanding (and agreement by the Town) that all supplies / equipment must be removed, if and when asked to do so by MOTSU and /or USACE." The email continued to state "For planning purposes, MOTSU has agreed to grant a one year extension to the lease to allow sufficient time to resolve the environmental issues. On January 7, 2013, we received a letter from Mr. Robert M. Jewell Chief, Management and Disposal Branch requesting that we complete the lease extension documents and return the documents with a check for $13,800 to Yadira Gill for the processing of the lease extension. We complied with that request of January 21, 2014 and have since waited for confirmation of the receipt of the lease extension before we begin storing the approved list of supplies and materials in the building. On April 8, 2014, we received the executed copy of the lease extension." Cramer explained, "Be-

tween August 20, 2013 and April 4, 2014 we have discussed with several environmental engineering firms the results of the initial sample tests and found that all of the firms have recommended additional soil and groundwater samples be conducted in order to identify the exact location of the areas of interest, before we engage a contractor and perform a remedial action plan. You have been copied on all correspondence with the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources regarding our intention to perform the additional tests and develop a remediation plan that can meet the standards of NCDENR." Cramer explained the Town currently leases space in the Federal Point Shopping Center on North Lake Park Blvd to store supplies and materials that are approved to be stored in the former metal building. He explained, "We are currently spending approximately $3,600 per month for this storage area. We are prepared to move the approved list of supplies and materials into the facility and utilize the savings to perform the additional tests and environmental remediation action. However, before we do that I would appreciate receiving that approval in writing from you. Attached is a copy of the approved list of

supplies and materials." Cramer explained, "We do not want to make the same mistakes that were made in the past, so we are requesting permission before continuing the process. We have no intention of placing any materials or supplies in the fenced in area, only in the storage building. We agree to the previous understanding that if and when asked to do so by MOTSU or USACE, we will remove these supplies and materials. We hope that our two and a half year dedication and the level of funding placed behind resolving all of the identified issues are evidence that we are serious about completing this project and restoring the USACE confidence in our relationship." He explained, "We are requesting permission to store the approved list of supplies and materials inside the 40 ftx100 ft metal building located on the north eastern corner of lease the property described in Lease Agreement no. DACA21-l-64-4180.In accordance with the terms of our lease, we hereby submit this letter as the Town of Carolina Beach's formal request." Last month the Council voted to delay a decision to purchase land on Bridge Barrier Road for a permanent location to house a waste transfer station to handle garbage and

debris collected throughout Town from public trashcans. Since the Town was first notified of violations of their lease on the military land, the Town explored various locations to relocate the transfer station. Ultimately the Council approved spending funds to lease property at 1313 Bridge Barrier Road adjacent to the Carolina Beach Post Office. The decision to delay purchasing the property was in response to area residential property owners complaining about the potential for odor from trash, rats and loud noise from trucks backing up a tall ramp to dump trash into a large compactor. Currently Town management is researching a property at 110 Dow Road behind a commercial storage facility as a possible site to locate a waste transfer station and area to store certain materials. That was a previous location researched by the Town in 2013 and abuts undeveloped land with the exception of the commercial storage facility and a power substation. For the Bridge Barrier Road property, the Council discussed the property may be of some use other than a waste transfer station but would like more research before making a final decision.

From page 1-A the building inspector every year afterwards for $100 per inspection. Galbraith explained, "It really is good. They go through. They look at all the safety things. Fire extinguishers.

One-Stop From page 2-A bill, bank statement, government check, or other government document showing both name and address If you elect to provide one of the documents listed above, it will need to be current or at least dated within 6

MOTSU From page 1-A (MOTSU) across the Cape Fear River in Brunswick County. The port deals in ammunition and the buffer zone serves as a "blast zone" in the event of an incident. The zone covers the largest area of land west of Dow Road in Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Fort Fisher. The property housed the Town's Operations Department including public works, public utilities, storm water department and the Town's garage. Additionally, it was home to a greenhouse, various offices and storage areas as well as large dumpsters. The 1972 lease only permitted a wastewater treatment plant, a storage building and related uses. Town manager Michael Cramer sent a request to Col. James A. Rupkalvis - Commander of the Military Ocean Terminal, Sunny Point - on April 21st requesting permission to utilize a 40' by 100' metal storage building constructed by the Town on the leased property many years ago. Cramer wrote to Rupkalvis stating, "Thank you for your help in securing the approval to upgrade the Town of Carolina Beach Wastewa-

Tick and Mosquito Borne Disease Awareness Month 5$/(,*+1&$SULOWK 2014 - With summer fast approaching and people spending more time outdoors, it is important for everyone to take precautions against tick and mosquito bites. Tick and mosquito borne infections cause illnesses and deaths in North Carolina each year, with more than 800 cases reported in 2013. To encourage awareness of this issue, Governor McCrory recently proclaimed April 2014 as "Tick and Mosquito Awareness Month" in North Carolina. "Ticks and mosquitoes are

very common in our state, and they can carry germs that cause serious infections," said Carl Williams, DHHS' State Public Health Veterinarian. "The good news is that many of these infections can be prevented by following some basic control measures." Tick borne diseases in North Carolina include Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Lyme disease, and ehrlichiosis. These diseases are diagnosed from all regions of the state and can be acquired at any time of year. However, the vast majority of infections occur in the months

of June through September. Mosquito borne diseases are less common than tick borne illness, but severe infections due to LaCrosse virus and West Nile virus are reported every year, including cases of encephalitis, or inflammation of the brain. The North Carolina Division of Public Health encourages the following activities to help protect against illness caused by WLFNVDQGPRVTXLWRHV ‡ $YRLG WLFN KDELWDW ZKLFK includes wooded, grassy or brushy areas and wear repellents ‡ ,I \RX ILQG D WLFN DWWDFKHG

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Rec Center Moves Egg Hunt Indoors

Carolina Beach Police Department K-9 Fundraising

Would you like to help the Carolina Beach Police Department K-9 Unit with its efforts to purchase two new dogs and ballistic vests? Plan to attend one of these fundrais-

This past Saturday despite plans for a huge Easter Egg Hunt at Mike Chappell Park Mother Nature decided things would be different bringing the hunt indoors due to rain. Local families were invited to the Rec Center for egg decorating, hunting and a chance to meet everyone’s favorite Bunny. Because of space restraints Eggs were sprawled on the floor and children were asked See Egg Hunt, page 20B

Britt’s Donuts has beers a Carolina Beach institution for right at lb years Not many businesses can claim so long a history and still make their product in almost the exact same way it has been made since it was first pulled out of the cooker Owner, Bobby Nivens has kept the spirit and essence of Britt s Donuts alive by adhering to a set of golden rules His philosophy – Don’t fix it if it ant broke' permeates everything that is perfect about Butts Donuts His business has been at its current location since the early 1970s and on the Carolina See BRITT’S, page 9B

Attention Pleasure Island Poets! Pleasure Island - Beach Living, Nature, History, etc. Selected poems will be compiled into an anthology that will be published for the Summer 2014 season. We would like to have antholo-

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

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

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

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

Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce 2014 FREE Sunday Night Summer Movies at the Lake The weather is getting warmer, the plans are being made…The Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the generous support of the Town of Carolina Beach, proudly announce this years selection for the FREE Sunday Night Movies at the Carolina Beach Lake. As always, we have selected

ing events: • April 29 – 15% of all proceeds at Fuzzy Peach in Carolina Beach will go to the CBPD K-9 Unit, 5-8 p.m. See CBPD, page 17B

This week's "Baby of the Week" is Desmond seen here with his favorite floppy-eared friend, Fifi Larue. Desmond and Fifi hope everyone had a wonderful Easter!

SlapDash Publishing Announces the Release of their latest book titled: Britt's Donuts Forever Sweet

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


Family-friendly movies for the enjoyment of all of our residents and tourists alike. Our FREE Movie season runs from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day weekend for a total of 15 selections for your enjoyment. We kick off the season with Disney’s FROZEN (PG-2013) on May 25th, followed by TOM

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Tournament is sponsored by Got-Em-On Live Bait Club and offers a day of fishing and fun for anglers with disabilities. Registration begins at 7 am. An See FISHING, page 19B

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kure Beach has Commemorative Opportunities on the Boardwalk

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

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

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

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

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

Cape Fear Museum News Museum Receives Time Warner Cable Funding

P.I. Calendar of Events for 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

BEHIND THE SCENES • AQUARIST APPRENTICE - Saturday, April 26 at 2 p.m. and Saturdays, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 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-REGISTRA-

TION REQUIRED. • BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR - Sundays, April 20, 27 at 11:15 a.m., Sundays, April 27 at 1:15 p.m., Saturday, April 26 at 11:15 a.m., Saturdays, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 at 11:15 a.m., Sundays, May 4, 11, 18, 25 at 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m., Monday, May 26 at 11:15 a.m. - Check out a dirty job you’re sure to love. Join staff on a behind-thescenes tour and learn about Aquarium animals, what they eat, how they live, and how to care for them. Then assist aquarists with food preparation and help feed the animals. Participants also observe aquarists during daily care and maintenance tasks. This limited opportunity is only open to 10 participants. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes and be prepared to smell fishy. See Aquarium, page 17B

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NOVENA TO St. Jude. May the sacred heart of Jesus be added, glorified, loved and preserved throughout the world now and forever. Sacred heart of Jesus pray for us. St. Jude worker of miracles, pray for us. St. Jude help of hopeless, pray for us. Never fails, say for nine days, nine times a day, then publish.

America Is Still Generally ProBible, But Bible Skeptics* Now Balance Out the Bible Engaged NEW YORK, April 9, 2014—After four years of research, American Bible Society has found the Bible landscape in the U.S. is shifting. A new report released today finds the percentage of Americans who are considered “Bible engaged”i is now equal to the percentage who do not believe the Bible to be sacredii—both at 19 percent. The latest findings are in American Bible Society’s fourth annual State of the Bible survey. Since 2011, this latter category of “Bible skeptics” has risen from 10 percent to 19 percent of those surveyed. During the same period, the percentage considered “Bible-friendly”iii dropped from 45 percent to 37 percent, while “Bible-engaged” remained steady. The percentage of those considered neutraliv toward the Bible, 26 percent in 2014, has remained statistically unchanged. The report, conducted by Barna Group, details Americans’ beliefs about the Bible, its role in society, its presence in U.S. homes and other information about the best-selling book of all time.

As in previous years, the survey found the Bible remains a highly valued, influential force in America. But beliefs about the Bible and its role in society are becoming increasingly polarized—particularly when the data are examined by age group. Overall, Millennials (ages 18–29) are driving the shift toward Bible indifference. Among Millennials, the 2014 State of the Bible survey found: • Nineteen percent believe no literature is sacred (compared to 13 percent of all adults), while 64 percent believe the Bible is sacred literature (compared to 79 percent of all adults). • Thirty-five percent believe the Bible contains everything a person needs to know to live a meaningful life, as compared with 50 percent for all adults. • While 50 percent of all adults believe the Bible has too little influence in society, only 30 percent of Millennials express the same belief. By way of comparison, 61 percent of Elders (those 68+) surveyed said they believe the Bible has See BIBLE page 17B

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

Kure Memorial Lutheran Preschool is NOW Enrolling “Christ has risen!,” with the response “He is risen, indeed!” is a very old traditional Easter (or Paschal) greeting reminding us of the joyous news that Jesus’ death was not in vain and that He has the power to overcome death. Indeed, Christ has risen! 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:


New Book Provides ‘Kingdom Path’ Map to Help Churches and Ministries Achieve Godly

WINCHESTER, Va. – “The Choice: The Christ-centered Pursuit of Kingdom Outcomes,” a new book from ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability),

examines the most important yet least examined issue in ministry today: how we determine success. Defining success is one of the most challenging See BOOK page 19B

Priest. Messenger of the Truth. Died for Religious Freedom. Future Saint. Do you know him? Jerzy Father Blessed Popieluszko was the courageous chaplain of the Solidarity movement in Poland in the early 1980’s, and it was his strong faith, conviction and courage that mobilized a nation to stand against the communist regime there. The remarkable story of Father Jerzy, a 21st century hero of human rights who was murdered is 1984 by the Polish government, is told in the award-winning documentary Messenger of the Truth, which became available on DVD and public television on April 1. Narrated by Catholic activist and actor

Martin Sheen, Messenger of the Truth chronicles Father Jerzy’s opposition to Poland’s oppressive Communist leaders, who harassed, arrested, threatened, imprisoned and, eventually, murdered him for speaking the truth in a country full of propaganda, oppression and social injustice. “A must-see documentary for all who believe in the rights of religious liberty, the dignity of the human person, and those who are lovers of freedom and defenders of the truth,” says His Eminence, Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of See SAINT, page 19B

Holy Cross Episcopal Church 5820 MYRTLE GROVE ROAD WILMINGTON

Holy Cross Yard Sale May 3rd Holy Cross will be holding it's annual yard sale May 3rd from 7am to 1pm. All of the proceeds will go toward our youth programs. We have an exciting big ticket item, a 16ft Hobie Cat!

Assembly is required but in good condition. There is also a large selection of office furniture plus electronics, household items, the "New to You Boutique" and many yummy baked goods.


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Eagles Baseball are the Ashley Spring Break Tournament Champs for the 1st Time in School History

• 4/14 - Ashley 11 Dinwiddie 1 - Bad weather forecast for Tuesday prompted four teams to begin their run in the Ashley Spring Break Tournament a day early, as

Southlake Christian HS took on Laney at 5:30, followed by Dinwiddie, VA against Ashley immediately after. Each game was started after a moment of silence in memory of Alex

Newsome, a 6th grader at Roland Grise who was killed by a line drive during batting practice last Friday. Laney and Ashley both wore commemorative jerseys

with the phrase "Newsome Strong" on the front, and 2 games were completed. In the first game, Southlake Christian ended up beating Laney by a See BASEBALL, page 19B

Wilmington’s Ochoa Named Player of the Week Had two goals, assist as Hammerheads defeated Riverhounds

USL PRO named its Team of the Week for Week 4 of the 2014 season on Tuesday with Wilmington Hammerheads forward Samuel Ochoa being named Player of the Week as he scored a pair of goals and added an assist in his side’s 4-3 victory against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds on Saturday night. Ochoa, formerly of Seattle Sounders FC, played a role as the Hammerheads took the lead in the 27th minute as he held up play before passing to Steven Miller for a low finish. Ochoa then notched his first as a Hammerhead in the 58th minute as he flicked home a free kick by Daniel Lovitz to make it 3-1, and added a second from the penalty spot with 18 minutes remaining that proved to be the game-winner as the Hammerheads took victory. Ochoa is joined in the Team of the Week attack by Sacramento Republic FC’s Mike Fucito, who had a goal and an assist in his side’s inaugural victory, a 3-1 win against Chivas USA on April 7. Fucito, on loan from the San Jose Earthquakes, scored the opening goal and assisted on Justin Braun’s gamewinner in a 3-1 win. Republic FC was also represented by Mickey Daly, who scored a pair of goals in Sacramento’s games against Orange County and the LA Galaxy II this past weekend. He

is joined in the Team of the Week defense by Oklahoma City’s Kyle Miller, who scored his first professional goal in a 4-0 win against Arizona United on Saturday, and the LA Galaxy II’s Daniel Steres, who scored in his side’s 4-2 win against OKC on April 7. Orange County’s Seth Moses rounds out the quartet after a strong showing in the Blues’ 2-1 win against Sacramento on Saturday. Joining Moses in representing Orange County is Stephen Okai, whose goal proved to be the game-winner in his side’s first victory of the season. Orlando City’s Cobi Span also earned selection after scoring the only goal in the Lions’ win against Charleston, while OKC’s Adda Djeziri was named after a strong performance that was capped with a goal in the Energy’s win against Arizona. A pair of Charlotte Eagles rounded out the Team of the Week, as goalkeeper Doug Herrick was named after recording seven saves in a 2-1 victory against the Richmond Kickers, and Drew Yates earned selection as he provided the assists on both Eagles goals as they rallied for victory. The 2014 USL PRO season continues on Tuesday night as OKC Energy FC visits the FC Dallas Reserves at 8 p.m. ET. See SOCCER, page 13B

RUNNING NEWS Great Glow Run Lights Up Wilmington to Benefit Easter Seals UCP – April 26

Screaming Eagle Invitational Part 2 Screaming Eagle to host New Hanover County Championships The 800 Meter Run was the next event on the track and this was equally as fast. In the girls race Jack Britt’s Kate Sanborn won with a time of 2:21, followed by Laney’s Kerry Leonard with a 2:24 27th in NC, South View’s Taylor Delaney was 3rd with a 2:25 37th in NC, and Samantha Schleiker from West Carteret was 4th with a 2:31. Ashley’s Julia Boudrea was 6th Place with a 2:32, teammates Lindsey Williams was 19th 2:43 and Morgan Marraccini was 23rd 2:45. In the boys race a fast pace by the leader’s played into the Eagles hands as Joseph

Harty was able to start his kick with 300 Meters to go to take the win with a personal best time of 1:59.13 31st in NC, South View’s Austin Crawford and Michael Staples were 2nd and 3rd with times of 1:59 each, Ashley’s Rylee Smith also had a strong finish moving him from the middle of the pack to the front as he took 4th Place with the 40th fastest time in NC. Teammate David Fletchner went from send to last in this race with 300 Meters to go to take 9th in his heat with a 2:06.92, finishing the last 300 meters in 46 seconds. The 200 Meter Dash was the

next race up. The fastest Girl was Jack Britt’s Alexandria Blount with a 25.47 a new meet record. She was followed by: Alexandria Sprinkle from Terry Sanford 26.04, Denali Hamilton from South View was 3rd 26.25, Ashley High School Destiny Godfrey was 4th 26.31, 5th Liberty Christian’s Rachel Morris, 5th Laney’s Erin Nesselroade 26.56, 7th was South View’s Delnesha Bryant and 8th was Mackenzie Whitaker 26.95. Raven Davis was the other Eagle in the race and finished in 16th 27.68. In the boys 200 Terry Sanford’s Jahmaal Daniel laid down the

4th fastest time in NC at 21.57, Seventy-First’s Carlos Lawernce was 2nd 22.21 21st fastest time in NC, 3rd was Jack Britt’s Virgil Sneed 22.31, 4th was New Bern’s Caleb DeRoche 22.33, 5th Dakota Schaub Pine Forest 23.36, 6th was Jason Dudley West Carteret 22.44, 7th Terry Sanford’s Jawkon Higgins 22.49 and in 8th Place was Terrence Semple II from Seventy-First 22.49. Ashley’s Damien Batts was 16th 23.15 and Andre Stukes was 31st 24.42. The next Event on the track See TRACK 2, page 9B

Varsity Girl’s Soccer Team improved to 3-3-1 in Conference The Lady Eagles hosted Topsail Monday night. The Lady Eagles were first on the score board with a goal by freshman, striker Carly Higgins. Higgins tacked on

two more goals before the end of the half completing a hat trick. Topsail was able to capitalize on two scoring drives in the first half and an own goal by the Eagles brought the game

to a tied score at half. Senior, co-captain, Charlotte Pearsall scored twice in the second half and Topsail was able to finish once more bringing the score to 5-4, Eagles. This win brings

the Eagles overall record to 85-2 and 3-3-1 in conference play. The Lady Eagles will travel to Legion stadium Thursday to take on New Hanover.

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

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

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

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

2014 PLEASURE ISLAND MEN’S LEAGUE 2nd Chance takes over 1st Place with 3 teams just 1 Game off

(Pictured Above & Right): 2nd Chance defeated Carolina Beach Bums to stay in 1st Place.

Action countinues to heat up in the 2014 Pleasure Island Men’s League with 2nd Chance in 1st Place with a 5-1 record, followed by 3 more teams tied for 2nd Place at 4-2. This past week games: • 6:30 – Carolina Beach Bums vs. 2nd Chance – 2nd Chance defense allowed just 9points in the 1st half of this game, meanwhile their offense picked up 54. The 2nd half 2nd Chance let up off the defense but keep the offense going outscoring Carolina Beach Bums 47-35 in the 2nd half to take the win 101-44. HIGHLIGHTS: 2nd Chance: #24 Maurice Murphy 33, #3 Josh Shackelford 21, #1 Orlo Work 18, #15 Luke Bruin 10, #21 Chris Allen 7 and #32 Dustan Morgan 6. Carolina Beach

Bums: #00 Micah Hendrix 16, #8 Zach Evans 7, #7 Todd Jeffreys 5, #29 Joey Conn, #20 Jason Kaziah, and #47 Andrew Thumser 4-points each, #17 TJ Ivey and #9 Brandon Sandy 2points each. • 7:30 – Green Mambas vs. Douglas Electric Co. – Josh Humpries lays down record breaking performance to lead Douglas Electric easily past the Green Mambas. What started out as a normal game of basketball turned into a 3-point shooting contest and Mr. Humpries ran away with it. By halftime Josh had 9 3-pointers alone, while the rest of the team had 7 and as a whole Douglas Electric Co. had 67-points. After halftime it keep raining 3-pointers as Green Mambas See PIML, page 13B

(Pictured Above): Douglas Electric Co. was able to remain in a tie for 2nd with a 4-2 record after the win over Green Mamba.


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CAPT MIKE HARRISON Lucy’s Choice Bay Charters

April 21, 2014 - Are you acquainted with the Cape Fear Disabled Sportsman’s Fishing Tournament? Well, let me bring you up to speed on that. Each May for the past 16 years, Got-Em-On Live Bait Club, has organized a day of fishing for people with all kinds of disabilities. With the help of Kure Pier and other sponsors and volunteers, the day of fishing, food, and fun is provided at no cost to the participants. All they need do is show up and scores of volunteers will be standing by to hand out fishing equipment, bait, breakfast biscuits, boxed lunches, prizes and Got-em-on’s awards. Weighmaster will be on the pier to record each catch, and there are usually plenty of photographers present to record the smiles. (Some of our local volunteers have done this long

enough to attain the degree of “Professional Line UnTangler”.) This year’s event will take place on Kure Beach Pier, Friday, May 16th, starting at 8:00 a.m. and lasting until about 12:30 p.m. For more information or to find out how you can help, please contact Rick Knott at (910) 368-7077 or via email at . For more information on the Cape Fear Disabled Sportsman's Annual Fishing Tournament visit or follow us on Facebook. Sincerely appreciated donations can be mailed to: GotEm-On Live Bait Club, Attn:CFDSFT, PO Box 6, Carolina Beach NC 28428. Please make checks payable to the Got-Em-On Live Bait Club. Thank you for all your generous help and we look forward to seeing you there for one of the best days of your life! Wishing you the best, Capt. Mike Harrison

(Pictured Above): One of our favorite pics from the CFDSFT. (see story in HL&S).

(Pictured Above): Robert Shoonmaker submitted this record of success.

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

(Pictured Above): Tax checkoff composite

Hatchery-Supported Trout Waters Open April 5

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

(Pictured Above & Below): Carolina Beach Elementary School’s Music Teacher Mrs. Kurtz is teaching third graders how to play the guitar. According to there are several benefits to learning how to play an instrument including increasing memory capacity, boosting team skills and improving reading, comprehension and math skills. Not to mention promoting self expression, exposure to culture and boosting social skills!

Fuzzy Peach of Carolina Beach to Host Spirit Night This Thursday This Thursday, April 24th the Fuzzy Peach of Carolina Beach will host Spirit Night for Carolina Beach Elementary School. Bring out the entire family for a sweet treat while supporting your local school as

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

Easy Ways YOU Can Support Carolina Beach Elementary If you want to find a way to do your part to support Carolina Beach Elementary School’s PTO by simply doing your everyday activities, look no further! Here are a few ways you can do your part! Box Tops for Education and Campbell’s Soup Labels: Please cut the Box Top's for Education from your food items

and send them to your child's classroom. We will receive money to purchase equipment for school. Visit for more information. Food Lion: Link your MVP card at Food Lion and a portion of the proceeds from your sale will be donated to our school. See SUPPORT, page 16B

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

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


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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: RecCenter Signups begin for Carolina Beach residents on Tuesday, May 6th at 8:00AM and Friday, May 9th at 7:00AM for nonresidents. Please sign up early as space is limited. For more info please contact Samantha Robinson at

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

BRITT’S from page 1B Beach boardwalk since 1939. Britt's Donuts –Forever Sweet traces the humble origins and growth Of this most beloved family business. Behind the scenes donut making secrets are finally revealed' Never before published photos illustrate its history and interviews with current and past employees showcase the enduring impact that Britt s Donuts has had on peoples lives. “You will never forget the first time

you eat a hot, delicious Britt’s donut. The taste lingers on your tongue and in your mind and will likely become a memory that is. Forever Sweet.” There will be an author book signing at Britt’s for during their 2014 Season Opening this from March 28th at 5:00pm. You can find copies at Island Bookshop, Island Tackle and in Wilmington at Two Sisters Bookery, Dragonflies and Barnes & Noble. SlapDash Publishing, LLC, is a small but

prolific publisher of graphically rich books and other media and is located in beautiful Carolina Beach, North Carolina. Our focus is to preserve, promote and popularize local history and culture in a graphically pleasing way that is both enduring and tastefully executed We currently design and publish books for Dr Chris Fonvielle under our NC Starburst Press imprint More book projects are underway and we are always receptive to

new authors seeking the services of a hands-on publisher We believe we have a unique capacity to present imagery and information in a tangible and effective way. Our services include publishing, photography and graphic design. We take pride in developing mutually beneficial partnerships with our clients. Please visit our website for a list of distributors and view some of our more recent work at

MOVIES from page 1B Disney’s SAVING MR. BANKS (PG13 – 2013) exploring the making of Mary Poppins! On June 29th, we will present MONSTERS UNIVERSITY (PG 2012) followed by our Independence Day weekend selection with this years’ NUT JOB (PG 2014). Halfway through our summer season on July 13th, we present the greatest Turkey Movie of all

time – FREE BIRDS (PG 2013) followed by Disney’s SUPER BUDDIES (G 2013) on July 20th. For our tenth selection of the season, we offer the environmental sensitive HOOT (PG 2006) on July 27th followed by this years’ popular THE LEGO MOVIE (PG 2014) on August 3rd. For all of our turtle lovers, we offer up A TURTLE TALE’S 2: SAMMY’S ESCAPE FROM

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

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

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

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

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

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

TRACK from page 4B was the 3,200 Meter Run. In the Ladies race a pack of 6 girls held close through the 1st mile until 4 broke away. In the end Epihany School’s Hannah Russo set a new meet record with a 11:45 49th in NC. 2nd Place was a fight to the line with Hoggard’s Sarah Pellazari edging out Jacksonville’s Haley Schaeffer both with 11:50’s. In 4th Place was Croatan’s Savannah Pugh 11:55, 5th Liberty Christian’s Noel Palmer 12:20, 6th Ashley’s Sarah Silika 12:24, 7th and 8th was a pair of West Carteret Girls Isabelle Baggett 12:27 and Olivia KaChenChai 12:31. Meghan Chinn finished in 26th with a 14:55 and also from Ashley Erica DeSousa was 28th with a 15:00. The Boys race was very fast with West Johnson’s Kyle Christ running away with it smashing a meet record with a time of 9:39 17th in NC, South View’s Titus Grant laid down the 46th fastest time in NC with a 9:55 for 2nd. 3rd Place Michael Carr West Carteret 9:59, 4th Calvin Daughtry 10:19, 5th Antonio Domena Pine Forest 10:28, 6th also Pine Forest Thomas Dunlap also with a 10:28, 7th Place was Alex Nadaud 10:38, and 8th Place was Ashley Daniel Lancaster 10:41. Ashley’s Chris Avery 11:07 in 14th Place, also from Ashley Nash Best 19th 11:15. The final event on the track was the 4x400 Meter Relay. In the Ladies Race Pine Forest and Jack Britt had a very close finish with Pine Forest edging out Jack Britt 4:05.08 to 4:05.25 10th and 11th in the State of

NC, both also broke the meet record. The Lady Eagles team made up of Alyssa Yaw, Destiny Godfrey, Raven Davis and Julia Boudrea set a new school record time of 4:18 to take 3rd Place and give them the 49th fastest time in the State (The previous record stood since 2008). 4th Place was Jacksonville 4:18.31, 5th was South View 4:26.31, 6th Croatan 4:32.42, 7th White Oak 4:33.64 and 8th was North Brunswick 4:36.90. On the boys side Jack Britt laid down the 7th Fastest time in NC with a 3:22.77 to take 1st Place, In 2nd Place was South View’s 3:23.88 9th in NC, 3rd north Brunswick’s time of 3:24.97 is 11th in NC, 4th was West Carteret 3:26.67 22nd in NC, 5th Pine Forest 3:28.95 35th in NC, 6th New Bern 3:31.98, 7th E.E. Smith 3:33.61, and in 8th Place Liberty Christian 3:36.70. In the Field Events: Girl’s High Jump 1st Place Dee Brown White Oak 5-0, Alyssa Saxon 2nd also 5-0, Lauren Garrick 3rd 4-10, 4th Mackenzie Whitaker West Careret 4-10, 5th Taylor Moncrief Jacksonville 4-8, 6th Aria Rosenstein Croatan 4-8,

7th Elsa Ehlers West Carteret 48, and New Hanover’s Charlotte Jones 4-6. In the Boys High Jump Cameron Holdren cleared 6-4 tied 11th in the State, 2nd Place Mykol Branch Laney 6-2, 3rd Eddie Harvey North Brunswick 6-0, 4th Tyquan Davis Heide Trask 6-0, 5th Ontez Small Terry Sanford 5-10 and also 5-10 Romel Ponder Seventy-First, 7th Coleman Terrell Liberty Christian 5-10, and 8th Jordan Tillas also Liberty Christian at 5-10. In the Girls Pole Vault Sierra Milosh from West Carteret who moved into a tie for 31st in the State and won clearing a height of 9-0. 2nd was Ashley’s Heather Keck also clearing 9-0, 3rd Bailey Bruns White Oak 80, 4th Emma Orosz Hoggard 70 and West Carteret’s Carolina Painter also 7-0, 6th Gabrielle King Liberty Christian 7-0, and 7th Madison Peele Croatan 6-0. On the Boy’s side Bruce Kopka from Ashley was able to move into 19th Place in the State and win the meet clearing a height of 13-0 on his 1st attempt. 2nd Place and 3rd Place Liberty Christian’s Tyler Newman 13-0 and Lyndon Lewis 11-06, 4th

Place Julien Fogel White Oak 10-6, 5th BoDee Hancock North Brunswick 10-6, 6th Brett Parks White Oak 9-6, 7th Luke Abraham 9-0, and 8th Ryan Goodwin Hoggard 9-0. In Girls Long Jump 1st Jade Jordan 17-03, 2nd Peyton Apel 17-01 Hoggard, 3rd Denali Hamilton South View 16-10, 4th Toya Anding White 16-10, 5th Alexandria Sprinkle Terry Sanford 16-08, 6th Ashley’s Raven Davis 16-05.5, 7th Alexandria Blount 16-05 and 8th Alexis Harris 15-10 both ladies from Jack Britt. Next Week the final the final Part to this story and County Championship Meet Results.

Gazette, Apri l 23rd, 2014 9B at 814 Market Street in downTime Warner from page 2B and Museum members. New town Wilmington, N.C. More Hanover County residents’ free information: www.capefearmuday is the first Sunday of each month. The Museum is located SAFETY from page 3B Instead of sitting back and watching all the wonderful line dancers this summer, come on over and join our Monday class and learn those line dances. No need to preregister, just show up and join the group. Line dancing class meets Mondays at 3:30 at the Katie B Hines

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

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

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

SPIRIT from page 7B walking along the beach when he noticed a boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean. Approaching the boy, he asked, “What are you doing?” The youth replied, “Throwing starfish back into the ocean. The surf is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them back, they’ll die.” “Son,” the man said, “don’t you realize there are miles and miles

of beach and hundreds of starfish? You can’t make a difference!” After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up another starfish, and threw it back into the surf. Then, smiling at the man, he said…” I made a difference for that one.” Items can be purchased at the school before classes start. For more information contact Carolina Beach Elementary at (910)458-4340.


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PIML from page 5B had 8, 4 for while Josh added 7 more. The final score was 12061. HIGHLIGHTS: Douglas Electric Co.: 26 3-pointers as a team, Josh Humphries 47 (15 3-pointers), #33 Shawn Batts 19, #50 Mike Gibbs 16, #7 Bruce Church 13, #11 Daniel Lockwood 12, #14 Richard Shepard 6, #5 Anthony Suerken 5, and #23 Jeff Cayton 2. Green Mambas: #5 Bret Bunting 21, #7 Tyler Erickson 16, #19 Chris Tingo 12, #24 Josh Ywaskevic 7, and #1 Ryan Payne 5. • 8:30 – Port City Fence vs. Flint Tropics – Port City Fence’s defense held Flint Tropics to just 18-points in the 1st half while their offense picked up 35 giving them a 17point halftime lead. However in the 2nd half Flint Tropics was able to make a run getting back to within 11-point before the final buzzer. Port City Fence won by a final score of 63-52. HIGHLIGHTS: Port City Fence: #10 Tyrell Tillery 24, #33 Jim Freeman Jr 15, #15 Ankee James 8, #25 KeyShawn Bailey 7, #21 William Jacobs 5, and #6 Charlie Thomas 4. Flint Tropics: #33 Tyler Caproni and #25 Joel Yoworski 18-points each, #5 Drew Brinson and #1 Hayden Yoworski 6-points each, #12 Wes Parker 3, and #22 Cory Montgomery 1. • Thursday, April 17th • 6:30 – Anderson Air LLC vs. Carolina Beach Bums – This game was the closest one of the night with Anderson Air taking a 6-point halftime lead 32-26. However after halftime Anderson was able to start draining the 3 connecting on 6 of them giving them a 42-29 advantage in the quarter. Anderson Air won by a final score of 74-55 over the Carolina Beach Bums. HIGHLIGHTS: Anderson Air LLC: #9 Mitchell McDowell 13, #11 Justin Anderson 12, #2 Levin Neal and #3 Jesse Jones 11points each, #1 Cody McCallister and #15 Nick Carty 9-points each, and #5 Cory Mullen 2. Carolina Beach Bums: #00 Micah Hendrix 19, #0 Forest Kimble 10, #25

Gazette, Apri l 23rd, SOCCER from page 4B Friday night sees another interleague contest as the Charleston Battery play host to the New York Red Bulls Reserves at 7:30 p.m. ET at Blackbaud Stadium. Saturday night brings four games, with the Richmond Kickers set to host the Pittsburgh Riverhounds at 5 p.m. ET before the Harrisburg City Islanders host the Dayton Dutch Lions in their home opener at 7 p.m. ET. The action concludes on the

David Thumser and #7 Todd Jeffreys 7-points each, #14 T.J. Ivey, #8 Zach Evans and #29 Joey Conn 3-points each, #9 Brandon Sandy 2, and #20 Jason Kaziah 1. • 7:30 – Douglas Electric Co. vs. CB Crew – This was a quick game for Duglas Electric as they were able to jump out to a comfortable 42-25 lead by halftime and cruise from there winning by a final score of 7849. HIGHLIGHTS: Douglas Electric Co.: #24 Josh Humphries 24, #14 Richard Sheppard 18, #50 Mike Gibbs 14, #11 Daniel Lockwood 7, #7 Bruce Church 5, #33 Shawn Best and #23 Jeff Cayton 4points each, and #5 Anthony Suerken 2. CB Crew: #88 Nick Douglas 12, #9 Mike Dowless 8, #6 Justin Metts 7, #59 Ricky Martindale 6, #13 Brandon Costabile and #15 Ian Sullivan 5-points each, and #3 Harris Fayad and #8 Chris Trombetta 3-points each. • 8:30 – 2nd Chance vs. Green Mambas – 2nd Chance ran away with this game in the 1st half taking a 42-20 halftime lead and didn’t look back. They won by a final score of 93-47. HIGHLIGHTS: 2nd Chance: #1 Orlo Work had 17, #3 Josh Strickland 15, #15 Luke Bruin, #24 Maurice Murphy and #11 Chris Dodds each had 12points, #21 Chris Allen 9 and #32 Dustan Morgan 8. Gren Mambas #12 Xavier James 14, #24 Josh Ywaskevic 11, #19 Chris Tingo and #5 Bret Bunting each had 6, #0 Christian Erickson 4, and #7 Tyler Erickson and #1 Ryan Payne each had 3-points.

2014 13B west coast as Arizona United SC hosts Sacramento Republic FC at 10 p.m. ET, and the Orange County Blues SC visit the LA Galaxy II at 10:30 p.m. ET. Every game of the 2014 USL PRO season can be seen live on YouTube, with live updates also available via Twitter (@USLPRO), Facebook and Google+. Stay up to date with news, previews and match reports from throughout the league via


Gazette, Apri l 23rd, 2014

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16B Gazette, Apri l 23rd, 2014 Guest Card to our school. On SUPPORT from page 7B To register for the program , the Target site type in our call 1-800-210-9569 or register school name. Visit online. Friends and family can register, too! Visit rporate/page.jsp?contentId=PR for more D03-001811 for more informainformation. Harris Teeter: Link tion. Used or new technology your VIC card at Harris Teeter needed! CBES PTO is looking and a portion of the proceeds for anyone willing to donate from your sale will be donated iTouch, iPod, Kindle, or Nook to our school. Before your sale devices for our students to use is processed you must mention for educational purposes. We your school code, 4714. Visit are a 501(c)(3) organization. A donation is tax deductible. If ault.aspx?pageId=292 for more your child doesn’t attend school information. but you would like to help, you Target: Target will donate may drop off your any of the 1% of all purchases made using above at the front counter duryour Target Visa or your Target ing regular school hours.

POETS from page 1B promotion, printing, and distribution of the Anthology. eFormats (such as a Kindle version) will also be explored and made available if possible. Our primary goal is to celebrate the creativity of poets on Pleasure Island. All entries for the first edition will be limited to residents or part-time residents of the Island. A panel of volunteers will make the final decision on which poems will be included based on availability of space – we will try to be as inclusive as possible. Please understand that this is a volunteer effort and that we will be learning as we go on how to best celebrate poetry on Pleasure Island. ALL OF THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION MUST BE INCLUDED ON A COVER PAGE or EMAIL WITH YOUR SUBMISSION. Please type it and proofread it. It is very important that the information you provide us is correct. If, for any reason, you think that your email address may change in the coming months, please provide us with an alternate email so that you will be sure to receive any GOOD NEWS that we may be sending you! Your FULL NAME, Your PRIMARY EMAIL ADDRESS, Your STATE & COUNTRY LIST TITLES of the poems you are submitting (up to 2): Title 1, Title 2. PROVIDE PERMISSION FOR PLEASURE ISLAND POETRY ANTHOLOGY TO PUBLISH YOUR WORK IN OUR

2014 POETRY ANTHOLOGY should it be selected: I hereby give Pleasure Island Poetry Anthology permission to publish the poems I have submitted (titles listed above) should they be selected as part of the 2014 Pleasure Island Poetry Anthology. I understand that the 2014 Pleasure Island Poetry Anthology may be copyrighted in the United States by Pleasure Island Poetry Anthology as a COLLECTION OF SELECTED POETRY, and that I will retain all individual rights to my works outside of that collection. PRINT YOUR FULL NAME, SIGN YOUR FULL NAME, DATE. OPTIONAL: Your WEBSITE URL may also be included if you have one. Your website information will be published if you provide it—so please include it if you would like that information available to readers. STAPLE your completed cover page and poems together if you are submitting via mail. Your cover page should be on top, followed by your poems. Put everything in ONE envelope, attach appropriate postage, and MAIL TO: Pleasure Island Poetry Anthology 920 Riptide Lane Carolina Beach, NC 28428. Email submissions to: Please note that by submitting your poems to us, you are giving Pleasure Island Poetry Anthology permission to publish your original poetry in our 2014 Poetry Anthology should it be chosen as a selected poem.

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

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

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

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

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

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

CBPD from page 1B May 10 – cornhole tournament at Lazy Pirate, 6 p.m.close May 31- bake sale at Aunt Kerry’s Pet Stop, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

If you can't make these events, tax-deductible donations may go to First Citizens Bank, c/o CBPD K-9. For more information, call Sgt D. Soward Jr. at (910) 4582540.

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 remember that landowners can take

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

SBJF from page 2B 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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gazette, Apri l 23rd, BIBLE from page 3B too little influence in society. • Thirty-nine percent of Millennials never read the Bible, as compared to 26 percent of all adults. “With four years of data from American Bible Society’s State of the Bible research, we are now able to see trends in attitudes about and behaviors around the Bible,” said Roy Peterson, president and CEO of American Bible Society. ”The increasing polarization in attitudes about the Bible has implications for us

2014 17B as a nation and for our churches and families.” Peterson, who took the helm of American Bible Society in February, believes there is reason to hope for an upswing in Bible engagement in the future. “American adults, young and old alike, overwhelmingly recognize a moral decline is taking place in the nation,” said Peterson. “As they seek solutions, we hope they will find the Bible as the guidebook that can reverse the decline and help its readers make sense of life.”

AQUARIUM from page 2B For ages 10 and older. Ages 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $25 for ages 13 and older, $23 for ages 10-12. Aquarium admission included. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. • EXTENDED BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR Wednesdays, April 30 at 2 p.m. and Fridays, April 25 at 2 p.m., Fridays, May 2, 16, 30 at 2 p.m., Wednesdays, May 14, 28 at 2 p.m., Monday, May 26 at 2 p.m. - Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at an Aquarium? Space for animal holding, husbandry, life support systems, and access to exhibits is hidden behind the aquarium walls. If you have ever cared for a home aquarium, you may have some idea of what it takes to operate a collection of salt and freshwater exhibits, with hundreds of animals. Accompany aquarium staff on a guided tour of animal quarantine, life support, food preparation, and access areas. This unique opportunity is limited to 10 participants. Children under 8 are not permitted. Children between 8 and 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Fee: $15.00 for adults and $13.00 for children 17 and under. Aquarium admission included. NC Aquarium Society Members pay $9.00 per participant. FOR CHILDREN • CHILDREN’S DISCOVERY TIME - Thursday, April 24 at 11 a.m., and Thursday, May 1 at 11 a.m. – Spiny Skinned Animals – Reptiles - Creatures come alive in this story-telling and critter-creating program. For ages 3-5. Fee: $14 per child. Aquarium admission included. Parents pay admission only. P R E R E G I S T R AT I O N REQUIRED. OUTDOORS & EXPLORATION • SALT MARSH EXPLORATION - Sundays, April 20 at 1:00 p.m. - Hike the salt marsh trail and view first-hand the activities of marshdwelling animals and the variety of plants found in this rich environment. Ages 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Participants should

wear closed-toe shoes and be prepared to get wet and muddy. For ages 7 and older. Fee: $18 for ages 13 and older, $16 for ages 7-12. Aquarium admission included. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED. • SURF FISHING WORKSHOP - Saturdays, April 26 at 9 a.m. and Saturdays, May 3, 10, 31 at 9 a.m.- This three hour workshop includes one hour of classroom discussion, then surf fishing on the beach nearby. All equipment and bait provided. Program is rain or shine, with extra activities added in event of bad weather (e.g., throwing a cast net). For ages 10 and older. Fee: $15 per participant. Aquarium admission is not included. PRER E G I S T R AT I O N REQUIRED. OUTDOORS & EXPLORATION • ALLIGATOR EGG HUNT - Saturdays, April 19 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and Friday, April 18 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. - Come join the fun on our Alligator Egg Hunt. Kids will see a live baby alligator and learn about these fascinating animals. They create their own special alligator egg basket and then search for candy filled “alligator eggs.” Recommended for ages 3-10, however all ages are welcome. Limited space is available. Ages 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $20 per child. Aquarium admission included. Adults will need to pay admission to Aquarium. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED BY APRIL 9 FOR APRIL 12. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED BY APRIL 16 FOR APRIL 18 AND 19. The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher is located just south of Kure Beach, a short drive from Wilmington, on U.S. 421. The site is less than a mile from the Fort Fisher ferry terminal. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission:$10.95 ages 13-61; $9.95 62+ and military; $8.95 ages 3-12. Free admission for: children 2 and younger, registered groups of N.C. school children, and N.C. Aquarium Society members. General information:


Gazette, Apri l 23rd, 2014

Alligator Egg Hunt 2014

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

(Pictured Above): The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher held their Annual Alligator Egg Hunt this past Week.

Junior Volunteer Summer at Aquarium Make friends, make connections and make the most of your summer as a volunteer at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Young people who will be rising 10th graders to rising college freshman this year can apply to be involved in a new junior volunteer program at the Aquarium. Applicants need an interest in aquatic science and marine biology and commit to

sharing 8-hours a week with sea turtles, sharks and teens their own age. As part of the program, junior volunteers will: • Meet other students with similar interests • Attend socials and field trips • Gain experience for future education and employment • Receive food and gift shop

discounts • May extend volunteering into the school year As a junior volunteer, they assist Aquarium staff and contribute to visitor experiences, showing a family how to feed a horseshoe crab to helping a child touch a shark. The program runs from June 15 to August 23. A commitment of 90-volunteer hours is

expected, with orientation included in the total. The deadline to apply online is April 23 and interviews will be conducted. Program dates can be adjusted for Early College High School students and outof-town volunteers. For more information and to submit an application visit or call (910) 458-8247, ext. 237.

Aquarium hosts International Conference KURE BEACH – Hundreds of scientists, conservationists and aquarium professionals converge on downtown Wilmington this week for the 28th annual Regional Aquatics Workshop (RAW). Hosted by the North Carolina Aquariums, the international conference offers more than 350 aquarium professionals opportunity to come together, share their research and work, and learn from one another. Registered

attendees gather throughout the week at Cape Fear Community College's Union Station for scientific presentations on various topics from coral growth to sea turtle rehabilitation, fish breeding to veterinary care. RAW2014 begins Monday, April 21 with Taxonomy Advisory Group Meetings and runs through Friday, April 25. General sessions begin Tuesday, April 22. "It's an honor for the Aquariums and

Wilmington to host this event with attendees from as far away as St. Petersburg, Russia," said Aquarium Curator Hap Fatzinger. The conference moves to a new host city each year. The N.C. Aquariums began planning for RAW2014 more than two years ago when it was selected as a future host. Last year, the conference was held at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. Monterey Bay Aquarium in

California hosts in 2015. In addition to the professional development sessions, RAW attendees are encouraged to experience all Wilmington has to offer. A beach day, a Southern barbecue along the Cape Fear River and, of course, an evening at the Aquarium at Fort Fisher are part of the week's special events. RAW attendance is limited to registered attendees and registration is closed.

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

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

SAINT from page 3B New York. At Fr. Jerzy’s funeral, an estimated 1 million people surrounded his church in Warsaw and promised to continue his struggle for freedom through non-violence. Blessed Pope John Paul II, a son of Poland and advocate for the end of communism in his country and around the world, admired Fr. Jerzy’s courageous stand for freedom and truth. In 1987, shortly before the fall of com-

munism in Poland, Pope John Paul II prayed at his gravesite in a remarkable sign of his support for the young priest’s life and death. Fr. Jerzy was beatified on June 6, 2010, in Warsaw and is expected to be canonized in the near future. Messenger of the Truth was awarded first place in the documentary category at the 28th International Catholic Film Festival in Warsaw, Poland, and will be awarded the Christopher Award for the cate-

gory of TV documentary on May 15th from The Christophers at their 65th annual award gala in New York City. The 90-minute documentary will air nationwide on American Public Television stations; the first broadcast aired April 1 in Milwaukee, WI. Check your local listing for date and time. To request a review copy of the documentary, or to schedule an interview with the spokespersons — Gary

Chartrand, executive producer, or Father Remek Blaszkowski, who assisted in the production of the film — please contact Kevin Wandra (404-788-1276 o r KWandra@CarmelCommunica of Carmel Communications. - See more at: htpressreleas 8/priest-messenger-truth-diedreligious-freedom-future-saint -know/#sthash.e9iNTw13.dpuf

BASEBALL from page 4B score of 9-3. In the nightcap, Donovan Francis tossed 6 innings of 2-hit baseball, picking up the win on the mound by a score of 11-1 via the mercy rule. Ashley was paced at the plate by numerous players, including Shane Shepard (single, double, RBI),Cully Crott (single, double, 2 RBI), William Noxon (2 singles, 3 RBIs), and Kameron Johnson (2 singles, homerun, 3 RBI), and Dakota Perryman and Drake Overton each added singles. Ashley advances to the winner's bracket and will play Southlake Christian at 4:30 on Wednesday. Ashly's record is now 11-5, 6-3 in the conference. • 4/16 – Ashley 4 SouthLake Christian Academy 3 - Despite being outhit 8 to 6, the Ashley baseball team had

more in the runs column, pulling out an 8-inning, 4-3 win against Southlake Christian. Noah Borntrager pitched a great game, tossing into the 7th inning and making an amazing catch on a liner back at him. Scoring was scarce for both teams early, before Ashley struck in the 4th with an infield single by Dakota Perryman, followed immediately by William Noxon with a 2 run homer. The lead would fall in the top of the 6t...h, as Southlake took a 3-2 lead. In the bottom of the inning, Shane Shepard led off with a walk, Cole Slocum sacrificed him to second, and he scored on a Cully Crott RBI single to tie the game. Kameron Johnson came on in relief of Noah, and got out of a jam in the 8th, allowing no runs. With one out in the

bottom of the 8th, Shepard walked again, Slocum reached by an error, and Crott reached on a fielder's choice to load the bases with one out. Dakota Perryman then did the rest, roping a line drive to left to win the game in walkoff fashion. • 4/18 – Ashley 3 Northwest Guilford 1 - Ashley Spring Break Tournament Champs!!! For the first time in school history, the Ashley Screaming Eagles are the champions of the Ashley Spring Break Baseball Tournament!! The Eagles beat the NW Guilford Vikings in an awesome baseball game. Cully Crott earned tournament MVP honors by tossing a complete game, striking out 6 and scattering 5 hits. Ashley struck first in the bottom of the 3rd, as Jesse Goyne walked, Evan Laverick got hit

by a pitch, then Cole Slocum drove Jesse in with the first run. Evan then scored on a wild pitch for a 2-0 lead. In the bottom of the 4th, William Noxon walked, moved to second on a Kameron Johnson single to right, then to 3rd on a Donovan Francis walk. Nox then scored on another wild pitch. Cully ran into trouble, with the bases loaded and no outs in the 6th, but then induced two popups to William at first base, and then with a 32 count on the hitter, picked the runner off first to escape the jam unscathed. The Ashley baseball team played GREAT baseball for 3 days this week, and hope to keep the momentum going next Tuesday, when they host Hoggard in a big conference matchup!! The Eagles are now 13-5 for the season.

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

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

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

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

BOOK from page 3B decisions churches and ministries make. Improper views of success can severely impact organizational governance, financial management and fundraising/stewardship — three of the pillars on which ECFA ( is founded.The financial accountability ministry asked three organizational professionals — Dr. Gary G. Hoag, Dr. R. Scott Rodin and Dr. Wesley K. Willmer — to explore these issues in “The Choice” and map a Christ-centered course for churches and ministries that is biblically faithful and positions the ministries ECFA serves for fruitfulness. The authors also address the temptations of culturally defined success, including production-driven leadership, expansion-focused strategies, earthly oriented metrics, results-based management and a utilitarian view of resources. “For too long, secular values and cultural norms have served as enticements to how we operate our ministries and define success,” said Dan Busby, president of ECFA. “These standards push us to achieve higher and greater results — but often at the expense of a biblical roadmap. ‘The Choice’ puts us back on the right path and will hopefully assist churches in mapping rewarding and faithful futures.” “The Choice” recently was selected as the Christian Leadership Alliance’s 2014 featured conference publication. The conference will take place in Dallas, Texas, April 14-16. Numerous Christian leaders have already spoken highly of “The Choice.” “With all the Christian formulas of leadership that simply mimic popular models and smatter them with some Bible, you’ll find in ‘The Choice’ a refreshingly different take,” said Barry H. Corey, president

of Biola University. ”Here’s a book that starts with the Book and draws the reader into what Christ-centered ministry and leadership should look like.” “When it comes to running our churches and ministries, it requires a consuming adoration for the Savior not to become seduced by the ways of our culture,” said Joni Eareckson Tada, founder of Joni and Friends International Disability Center. “‘The Choice’ helps us turn away from those siren calls that can drown out the Spirit’s guiding whispers …. This book is so timely for today’s Christian leaders — I highly recommend it.” The authors tackle three temptations that churches and ministries face — control, idolatry and pride — and provide 10 marks that identify Christcentered ministry, including submission to the Father, prayerful strategic planning and raising kingdom resources, among several others. “The Choice” also includes a variety of practical resources for small groups and larger ministry settings. ECFA chose three authors for “The Choice” who brought decades of successful and biblically focused organizational experience. Dr. Gary G. Hoag provides spiritual and

strategic counsel for denominational leaders. Dr. R. Scott Rodin has served for nearly three decades as counsel, coach and trainer for nonprofit organizations around the world. Dr. Wesley K. Willmer is senior vice president of advancement for Prison Fellowship Ministries. “We put this book together not only as a way to provide a kingdom path of success for organizations at all levels and stages of development, but also to help them flourish according to Christ’s standards,” Busby said. “We hope and pray ‘The Choice’ will catalyze a Great Awakening worldwide — from lay people to leaders and from employees to executives.” “The Choice” can be purchased by visiting ECFA, founded in 1979, provides accreditation to leading Christian churches and nonprofit organizations that faithfully demonstrate compliance with the ECFA standards pertaining to financial accountability, fundraising and board governance. To learn more about ECFA, including information about accreditation and a listing of ECFA-accredited members, visit or call 1-800-323-9473.

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Gazette, Apri l 23rd, FISHING from page 2B awards ceremony will be held upon conclusion of the Tournament. This growing

2014 19B event provides accessible fishing to over 300 people and is sure to be a memorable day for all involved.

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

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

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

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


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

20B Gazette, Apri l 23rd, 2014 Committee for making the CHOWDER from page 1B to collect 20 eggs with some event possible, all the families containing a special number who attended and to the Easter associated with a prize! Bunny whom without there Special thanks to the would have been a lot less Carolina Beach Park and Rec smiles.

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UNIQUE BOUTIQUE “Look no further in Carolina Beach for a massive selection of the most exceptional clothing and accessories you will ever find”

(Pictured Above): The Unique Boutique is located in Carolina Beach at 205 South Lake Park Boulevard in Carolina Beach. They are open on Mondays through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., and on Sundays from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. You can find out more about the Unique Boutique on their Facebook page where you will find updated photos of what they have in stock as well as updates about everything happening at the Unique Boutique including new shipments and sales like their famous semiannual bag sale that is just around the corner! You can reach the Unique Boutique with any questions or inquiries you may have by calling (910) 458-4360. Find your single most inimitable ensemble at the Unique Boutique in Carolina Beach. By: Jasmine K. McKee Staff Writer Look no further than the Unique Boutique in Carolina Beach for a massive selection of the most exceptional clothing and accessories you will ever find. The Unique Boutique

offers their customers designer fashions at wholesale prices thanks to owner and operator Susan Ywaskevic’s tireless efforts, searching the premier fashion capitals in the United States for amazing deals that she can pass on to her customers. Susan looks forward to See BOUTIQUE, page 6C


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“Redecorating can be fun. Especially if it’s to create your own special island getaway, be it here on the island or 200 miles away”

Apparel, Collectables Footwear & More

(Pictured Above): Come and visit Sumthin Beachie at 809 N. Lake Park Blvd. Carolina Beach, NC. It will be a fun experience. You can also give them a call at 910-619-9044. Redecorating can be fun. Especially if it’s to create your own special island getaway, be it here on the island or 200 miles away. And if it’s beach décor you’re searching for, Sumthin’ Beachie, located at 809 N Lake Park Blvd, has just about everything you will need. Sumthin’ Beachie is unique and clever with more than just consignments, the shop also offers new items that are nautical themed sure to entice everyone. More and more clients are asking for See BEACHIE, page 5C

(Pictured Above): Top Toad is located in the Cotton Exchange in historic Downtown Wilmington at 358 Nutt Street. The large parking lot behind the building is available for free to all Cotton Exchange shoppers. They also have a location inside the Independence Mall in Wilmington. If you would like to find out more give them a call at 910-343-9245(Cotton Exchange), (910) 784-0444(Independence Mall) or visit them online at Top Toad located in the Cotton Exchange and the Independence Mall is the Wilmington areas favorite apparel shop that specializes in garment dyed screen printed T-

shirts, collectables, footwear and sandals. They offer the area’s largest selection of Cape Fear & Wilmington Resort Wear, NC Collegiate apparel and much much more!

Offering a massive selection of fun and humorous shirt designs that you will find nowhere else, Top Toad has been for two decades a popular destination See TOP TOAD , page 5C

Brooklyn Arts Center Announces the Spring Flea at BAC --Event to feature vintage marketplace, food trucks, cash bar, and raffle--

THE MAILBOX STORE "Your One-Stop Shipping Source!" The Mailbox Store located in the Masonboro Commons provides mailing and shipping services and so much more. Owner Rich Ward appreciates the customers giving him the opportunity to work for them. Featured at the store is FedEx shipping and U.S. postal services. Provided at the store is a full menu of products and services for almost everything related to packing, shipping, mailing and business services. See MAILBOX, page 5C

Your Local Real Estate Market Analysis 1st Quarter 2014 Progress Report by Zip Code

By Jody Wainio, SFR, WHS 2014 President, Wilmington Regional Association of Realtors® WILMINGTON, N.C. – When analyzing ten major zip codes in our region – 28403, 28405, 28409, 28411, 28412, 28451, 28480, 28428, 28449, and 28443 – an average of the zip codes shows for the first quarter of 2014: • Our average sales price has increased by 3.2% from first quarter 2013 • Of the 887 sellers in first quarter 2014 – 31.3% paid some sort of concession toward the purchase of the house. • Our list to sales price ratio

for first quarter is 95.52% a decrease from 95.96% for first quarter 2013. • The average list price of the sold properties is $262,900 and is up 3.7% from first quar-

ter 2013. • The average number of days a property remained on the market for the first quarter 2014 was 124 days, compared See MARKET, page 5C

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

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

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

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Fo(u)r Dogs Pet Salon & Grooming "WALK-INS WELCOME"

(Pictured Above): Fo(u)r Dogs Pet Salon & Grooming is located at 807 N. Lake Park Boulevard in Carolina Beach just behind Sumthin’ Beachie and can be reached by calling (910)632-0213. They are open by appointment on Mondays then Tuesday through Thursday from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Fridays and Saturdays from 11:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. You can find Fo(u)r Dogs online at or by falling them on Facebook! Fo(u)r Dogs Pet Salon & Grooming is Pleasure Island’s newest full service dog grooming establishment offering store brand treats and pet supplies. Your pet will surely agree as they get groomed and pampered with the full salon experience by caring professionals who love to see your furry friend looking and feeling their very best! Owned and operated by Elise Agnor who has been a

professional groomer since 2009, recently settled down in Wilmington to attend UNCW. Elise is a North Carolina native so Carolina Beach has been a family vacation spot for her entire life. She is expressed her excitement to be a part of this community and get to know everyone! At Fo(u)r Dogs Pet Salon & Grooming your pet will be See Fo(u)r Dogs, page 4C


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Dental Hygiene 101 - How to Brush your Teeth Properly Now, hopefully all of us already brush our teeth regularly, but there are certain techniques that can be used for brushing that can greatly increase your results. Even though we have all been brought up brushing our teeth, it’s amazing how few people actually know the correct way to do it! Some patients even have such a bad technique brushing their teeth that they actually cause damage to their gums. Now technique will difSee BOZART, page 5C

CEO Blog: Patients Benefit from Focus on Quality at NHRMC One of the more encouraging developments in our field the past few years has been a heightened emphasis on improving patient quality. While quality of care has always been the most important job of any hospital, we have gotten more aggressive and more direct about measuring the factors that we know lead to better patient outcomes. Just in the past few weeks, the Centers for Disease Control reported that between 2008 and 2012, hospitals had reduced central line-associated bloodstream infections by 44% and surgical site infections by 20%. The CDC also found that MRSA infections, hospitalacquired infections, and C. difficile infections had all decreased in recent years. So while hospitals have always concerned themselves with quality of care, an industry-wide focus on measurable factors has produced tangible results that we know equate to better care. This is the trend within our industry, and I am proud to say that New Hanover Regional Medical Center is at the forefront of this movement. Among our Board of Trustees, whose members are constantly reviewing our quality metrics, and through every department there is an awareness of what the quality measures are and how we meet them. Most anyone who works here can tell you one of our quality goals is for all patients to receive, at all times, “perfect care” (which means every patient with certain disease states receives every compo-

nent of scientifically based care for which they are eligible). These “perfect care” goals are often referred to as “core measures.” Our results so far this fiscal year for these measures are 99.52%, an outcome well ahead of national standards, and one we’re working to improve. One of many quality goals we constantly track is related to cardiac attack. We measure the time it takes for a patient in cardiac distress to reach a catheterization lab and have a cardiologist resolve the artery blockage. Our average time from when a patient arrives complaining of chest pain until a cardiologist has resolved the problem is 39 minutes. The average time for a U.S. hospital is 59 minutes, and hospitals in the top 10 percent average 47 minutes or less. We’re proud to say NHRMC is at or near the top of our field for this vital metric. We also measure how often our patients readmit to the hospital within 30 days of discharge – actually, the federal government measures it for us as a way to control costs for its health care plan. Only 20% of North Carolina hospitals have not been penalized for excess readmissions, and we’re proud to be among that group. We measure the mortality rate of patients with sepsis. The nationally accepted range is 25% to 40% - our rate is 16%. We measure “hospital acquired conditions,” or the rate of infections or other conditions that ensue after the patient reaches the hospital. Our rate is See CEO, page 5C

New Hanover Regional Medical Center to offer smoking cessation classes in April (1 Class Left) According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the adverse health effects from smoking contribute to one out of every five deaths in America. If you are thinking about quitting smoking, New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC) is offering a program that can help. Smokeless is a program created by the American Institute of Preventative Medicine to help people quit smoking permanently. The Smokeless program helps individuals succeed

by giving them the tools they need to overcome the urge and pressures to smoke. The program includes seven classes beginning on Tuesday, April 8 and continues April 14, 15, 16, 17, 22 and 29. All classes take place at 7 p.m. in the first floor classroom of the NHRMC Rehabilitation Hospital. Participants receive booklets, a relaxation CD, quitting aids, and toll-free counseling. The cost of the program is $60. To register or receive more information, call Iris Baker at 910.667.8297.

Fo(u)r Dogs from page 3C immersed in the full service treatment for a fresh clean and come out looking clean and healthy. They aim to give your pet as pleasant a stay as possible in a safe and comfortable environment. They work with customers on their time and offer very competitive pricing for services. Right now Fo(u)r Dogs Pet Salon & Grooming is offering their “Salty Dog Special”, for only $15 your pooch will receive an express bath and blow dry! Also for the month of April you can receive $3 off the Shed Control add on service! Valid with the purchase of a bath or full service grooming package. This package is normally priced at $10 but is only $7 for the entire month of April! At Fo(u)r Dogs they appreciate referrals! Refer a friend and receive $5 off your next grooming service, and your friend will get $5 off their first grooming service!

Bath Packages includes bath, anal glands expressed, blow dry, brush/comb out, nails trimmed and filed, ears cleaned, and cologne, prices very by breed, size and hair length. Optional Add on’s include Nail Polish, Tooth Brushing, "Feet, Face, and Fanny" Trim, Topical Flea Preventative, Shed Control Package, Dematting, Special Handling and Flea Care. Fo(u)r Dogs Pet Salon & Grooming is located at 807 N. Lake Park Boulevard in Carolina Beach just behind Sumthin’ Beachie and can be reached by calling (910)6320213. They are open by appointment on Mondays then Tuesday through Thursday from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and on Fridays and Saturdays from 11:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. You can find Fo(u)r Dogs online at http://www.fourdogspetsalon.c om/ or by falling them on Facebook!

TOP TOAD from page 2C for those who love to express themselves with a style that is all their own. Top Toad is the place to find all of the best “Wilmington” and “Cape Fear” apparel designs in town. They have hats, t-shirts, long sleeve shirts and sweatshirts with the coolest “Cape Fear” and “Wilmington” designs you can find. Show your support for the area in which you live, work and play with an awesome design from Top Toad. In addition to all of their unique and custom designs you will also find many well-known brands available like “Salt Life”, “Guy Harvey,” “Ducks Unlimited,” and officially licensed collegiate gear for all of your favorite NC College teams. They stock one of the largest selections in town. Top Toad is located in the

Cotton Exchange in historic Downtown Wilmington at 358 Nutt Street. The large parking lot behind the building is available for free to all Cotton Exchange shoppers. They also have a location inside the Independence Mall in Wilmington. If you would like to find out more about Top Toad please give them a call at 910-343-9245(Cotton Exchange), (910) 7840444(Independence Mall) or visit them online at They also have many items available for purchase on their website so even if you aren’t in town you can still get plenty of your favorite items shipped directly to your door. Be sure to check out the Top Toad Ad in this newspaper for a money saving coupon just for Gazette readers! Hop on in to Top Toad today!

BROOKLYN from page 2C three-day event that will again be the go-to shopping experience of the season—with a wide array of vintage, retro, and upcycled treasures—and tons of fun, with Wilmington’s finest food trucks feeding the crowds, a coffee shop in the courtyard, and the BAC cash bar serving liquid refreshments. Admission to the flea is $5 at the door—good for all three days and includes a raffle ticket (kids 12 and under are free). Parking in the North Fourth neighborhood is free. For more information about The Spring Flea at BAC, please visit or contact BAC Event

Coordinator Heather Thomson at 910-616-9882 or at m. About The Brooklyn Arts Center at St. Andrews— Located near the Cape Fear River, BAC is a beautiful, iconic church, built in 1888, that has been spectacularly refurbished as a multiuse event venue that hosts weddings, concerts, fundraisers, upscale vintage flea markets, and other awesome events. For more information about Brooklyn Arts Center, please contact Executive Director Rich Leder at 910538-2939 or or visit

BEACHIE from page 2C nautical themed décor, which they are bringing into the store new and consigned items almost daily. Be sure to ask them about the popular Corn Hole and the Tiki Toss games. And every beachgoers’ décor could use a witty sign to clarify one’s priorities. They also have a line of signs from Mill Wood Art based in Raleigh. Some of the designs featured are nearby Kure Beach Pier, Old Baldy Lighthouse, and beach scenes from pelicans skimming the water to Adirondack chairs strategically set by the water. They are rough hewn signs that add a touch of character to any decorating scheme. Other popular items at Sumthin’ Beachie are the chair hammocks. They are perfect for lazy afternoons listening to the sound of the surf and reading that perfect book. Pop the cap off your favorite beverage with a bottle opener shaped like a mermaid, and catch the lazy song of a wind chime

made from bamboo and shells. Sumthin’ Beachie has metal art be it a colorful sun, a school of tropical fish, or a dazzling mermaid, they have a wide selection of metal artwork sure to draw attention to your décor. And don’t overlook the everpopular Pirate's Corner. Pirates are a favorite of locals and can add a lighthearted spin to any room. Sumthin Beachie also has locally made cheese platters that were wine or liquor bottles in their previous life. You will just be amazed at how great these pieces are for yourself or as a gift. And don’t forget to checkout the selection of authentic lobster traps, crates and buoys from Nova Scotia and Maine. These authentic lobster traps, crates and buoys will make great conversation pieces to any nautical décor. Come and visit Sumthin Beachie at 809 N. Lake Park Blvd. Carolina Beach, NC. It will be a fun experience. You can also give them a call at 910-619-9044

MAILBOX from page 2C Ward offers significant discounts for volume shippers, for EBay sellers and small businesses. In addition to shipping and packing Ward also offers printing and document services such as copying and printing.

They offer either self-serve or full service, from digital black and white to color copies; collating, binding, laminating, document design and editing, multi-media printing, blueprints or document finishing. They also will recycle inkjet

Gazette, Apri l 23rd, 2014 5C and toner cartridges, cell Unit 8, Wilmington. For more phones and batteries. Look for information call 910-399-8550, their ad on Michael’s Seafood email or Restaurant’s menu, and there visit the website at mailboxatwill also be a coupon coming Store hours out in the Coastal Clipper this are 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. month. The Mailbox Store is at Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. 6400 Carolina Beach Road, to noon Saturday.

CEO from page 4C typically about 15% below the national benchmark. We are particularly proud of our work in this area. Among hospitals reporting to the database in North Carolina that we use, we have the lowest infection rate. We have made efforts to “control” infections for as long as NHRMC has been open. But in recent years, the focus has been to prevent them by eliminating the underlying causes we know lead to infection. The results have been astounding.

Our Surgical/Trauma Intensive Care Unit has had one central line-associated bloodstream infection (or “CLABSI”) in more than two years. Our Pediatric Intensive Care Unit has never had a CLABSI since it opened in 2008. Our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit has had two in three years. That’s an interesting statistic, but what does it mean in everyday terms to practically eliminate bloodstream infections, in this case, from our NICU? It means more babies

go home with their parents. Based on national standards for infections, we have prevented enough deaths through improved quality of care in recent years to start a kindergarten class. That’s the underlying story behind these statistics. We are not collecting numbers for their own sake, but focusing on the things we know cause people to live longer, stay healthier and return to productive lives. Though we invest significant resources in our quality programs, their success

saves significant dollars for New Hanover Regional Medical Center, our patients and our community. But most of all, we do it because it’s the right thing to do. So we welcome the attention that hospital quality is beginning to receive at a national level. It’s a story we’re all too happy to tell here in Southeastern North Carolina. Of all the things we do to make our patients’ lives better, none is more important than taking care of them the right way.

BOZART from page 4C fer greatly depending on if you are using a regular toothbrush or an electric one, like a Sonicare. So we’ll start with the regular toothbrush method. Here are the steps and techniques we recommend when brushing with a regular toothbrush: • Brush at least twice a day, but preferably after every meal • First, rinse with mouthwash such as Listerine • Make sure you have a relatively new toothbrush (not an old and worn out one) • Work sections of your mouth at a time • Brush the front sides of your teeth first, gently brushing away from your gums starting

with the gum line • Then move to the back sides of your teeth, it can sometimes help to hold the brush vertically especially for the back of your lower front teeth and other hard to reach areas • Then brush the chewing areas of your teeth • Pay extra attention to your gum line, back teeth, fillings, and crowns • You should be brushing your teeth for at least 2 minutes • After you are done with your teeth, then brush your tongue and the inside of your cheeks to remove extra bacteria which can cause bad breath • Then rinse with water, and finally, if it's a night time brushing also rinse with a fluo-

ride mouthwash like ACT Now, let's go through any different steps of how to brush properly while using a Sonicare: • Be sure to use a relatively new brush head and replace when necessary • Unlike a regular toothbrush, you don't have to do too much of the brushing with a Sonicare. Just simply hold your Sonicare gently over your teeth (almost hovering) and let it go to work! • First brush the outside of your teeth (top and bottom), then the inside and chewing areas • Your Sonicare will pause every 30 seconds to notify you it's time to move on to another

area, then your Sonicare will turn off after 2 minutes notifying you that your task is complete. As you can see, the philosophy still very much remains the same when brushing with a Sonicare. The main difference is obvious, that the toothbrush does the brushing part for you and all that you have to do is gently guide it around your teeth and mouth. Be careful not to put too much pressure on your teeth with your Sonicare, but rather let it almost hover over your teeth while it does what it does. (910) 392-9101 or familydentistry

MARKET from page 2C to 134 days for first quarter 2013. • The median sold price of $208,000 for first quarter has increased 9.5% from first quarter 2013. The areas of focus in this analysis were: • Selling Price – The price the seller accepts for his or her house. • Sellers Concessions – The amount of money a seller of a house contributes toward the buyers purchase. • List to Sales Price Ratio – The difference between the list price and the selling price shown as a percentage. • Days on Market – The number of days a house remains for sale, from the listing date to the date the property is placed under contract.

• List Price – The amount of money a home is listed on the market. • Median Price – The middle price of all the properties sold in the given time period. Zip Code 28403 • The average selling price of $195,719 has decreased .8% from first quarter 2013 average selling price of $197,219. • 24% of sellers paid a concession in first quarter 2014, compared to 22% for first quarter 2013. • The average list price of $205,692 has decreased .3% from first quarter 2013 average list price of $206,337. • The average number of days a property remained on the market for first quarter 2014 was 112 days, compared to 146 days for first quarter 2013.

• The median sold price of $150,000 for first quarter has decreased 8.0% from first quarter 2013. • Sold homes in first quarter 2014 received 95.15% of the asking price, a decrease from 95.58% for first quarter 2013. Zip Code 28405 • The average selling price of $265,891 has decreased 3.1% from first quarter 2013 average selling price of $274,334. • 30% of sellers in first quarter 2014 paid a concession, compared to 25% for first quarter 2013. • The average list price of $282,659 for 2014 has decreased 1.9% from first quarter 2013 average list price of $288,035. • The average number of days a property remained on

the market for first quarter 2014 was 130 days, compared to 144 days for first quarter 2013. • The median sold price of $176,000 for 2014 has decreased 5.6% from first quarter 2013. • Sold homes in first quarter 2014 received 94.07% of the asking price, a decrease from 95.24% for first quarter 2013. Zip Code 28409 • The average selling price of $269,060 has increased 6.9% from first quarter 2013 average selling price of $251,632. • 33% of sellers in first quarter 2014 paid a concession, compared to 29% for first quarter 2013. • The average list price of $278,212 for 2014 has increased 7.2% over first quarter 2013 average list price of $259,641. • The average number of days a property remained on the market for 2014 was 125 days, compared to 117 days for first quarter 2013. • The median sold price of $257,250 for 2014 has increased 18.3% from first quarter 2013. • Sold homes in first quarter 2014 received 96.71% of the asking price, a decrease from 96.92% from first quarter 2013. More in Next Week’s Issue of the Island Gazette

6C Gazette, Apri l PANCAKE from page 8C Pancakes, as the name implies, are a specialty of Kate’s and they offer a wide variety of flavors and combinations. Some of their more crafty culinary creations include; banana nut pancakes, smores pancakes, oreo pancakes, death by chocolate and of course, the ever popular, sweet potato pancakes. Kate’s is also well known for some of their other dishes, such as their eggs benedict, which comes in a variety of different styles and their delicious omelets, which come in over a dozen different combinations and are steadily growing in popularity. Kate’s can also accommodate vegans and vegetarians and offers some healthier menu items like the “Little Pink Tofu Skillet,” egg whites and beaters and Kate’s healthy pancakes. For lunch there are burgers, club sandwiches, salads and more, and there is a kids menu available for breakfast and lunch. Kate’s proudly serves all fresh produce, like their strawberries, which are bought locally. Kate’s is currently involved with a charity called, Little Pink Houses of Hope. After every meal, you will have an option to round up the dollar amount of your check and the difference will go to benefit the foundation. Little Pink Houses of Hope is a charity that helps breast cancer survivors and their families by “offering opportunities for survivors to reconnect and celebrate life and creating hopeful experiences through fostering loving relationships in a nonjudgmental environment.” Kate is a member of the Board of Directors for Little Pink Houses

23rd, 2014 of Hope. Kate’s will be hosting the Pleasure Island Little Pink Picnic, on Wednesday, April 30th, from 11:00am to 2:00pm, as the families of Little Pink Houses of Hope will be on retreat on the island. They will be serving free lunch for all those in attendance, with items such as, hot dogs and salads. There will be live musical entertainment for the adults, with local musician, Curtis Harris. For the kids, there will be a bouncy house and it’s rumored that the pink fire truck will be making an appearance. Kate and her staff ask you to come out and get to know them, if you don’t already, and show your support for this worthy cause. For more information about Little Pink Houses of Hope, visit their website at So, come on in to Kate’s for some delicious breakfast and you’ll become part of the family in no time. If you have been to Kate’s, you’ve probably noticed the beautiful driftwood artworks, done by local artist, Shaw Lackey. Kate would like to remind everyone that the works are not for sale and are part of her personal collection, but you are welcome to look as long as you’d like. Kate’s Pancake House is located at 102 South Lake Park Boulevard in Carolina Beach. Kate’s is open seven days a week. Hours are 6:30am to 1:00pm. Kate’s is open every season, from March to October and closes for the winter, from November to February. For more information, call Kate’s Pancake House at (910) 458-FOOD or check them out on Facebook.

BOUTIQUE from page 1C spending more time in the shop as life has given her more opportunity to do so. All packed into a quaint little cottage just north of the Carolina Beach Lake, the Unique Boutique is bursting at the seams with everything you need to look great for any occasion. Just in you will find the top styles in summer fashions, everything from two piece to full coverage suits and cover ups to match, women of all sizes will be comfortable pool side or oceanfront! At the Unique Boutique you will discover a bit of everything from complete ensembles to all of the perfect accessories to match. The Unique Boutique has you covered from head to toe! They specialize in bringing designer clothes straight to you from the runway for only a fraction of the cost you would expect. Right now skinny jeans are the current craze and the Unique Boutique has them. If you are looking for skinny jeans to wear for comfort, for style, or just to keep you warm look no further than the Unique Boutique. In addition to an unparalleled assortment of dresses, tops, pants and outfits the Unique Boutique has an impressive selection of purses and handbags, hats, swimwear, scarves jewelry and much more. They also carry an array of Avon products including lotions, moisturizers and even the popular Skin So Soft line. One of the best things about the Unique Boutique is that they are continuously bringing in new items for their patrons.

You will always find something fresh each time you browse the shop. They regularly replenish their merchandise throughout the store including their amazing $10 room where you will find the most amazing deals. There is no denying the Zumba® fitness craze is sweeping the Island. Local instructor Gina Graziani has certainly sparked interest and has created a huge following. Her moves are unsurpassed and her energy is something to be envied. The clothing that goes along with they high energy dance moves are just as fun to wear as it is too look at. Owner of the Unique Boutique Susan Ywaskevic wants people to know there is a local option for purchasing cool, brightly colored Zumba® fashions. The Unique Boutique is located in Carolina Beach at 205 South Lake Park Boulevard in Carolina Beach. They are open on Mondays through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., and on Sundays from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. You can find out more about the Unique Boutique on their Facebook page where you will find updated photos of what they have in stock as well as updates about everything happening at the Unique Boutique including new shipments and sales like their famous semiannual bag sale that is just around the corner! You can reach the Unique Boutique with any questions or inquiries you may have by calling (910) 458-4360. Find your single most inimitable ensemble at the Unique Boutique in Carolina Beach.

HAVANA’S from page 7C located right in the heart of Carolina Beach at 1 North Lake Park Boulevard. Their Wilmington location is open at 6722 Wrightsville Ave. in Wilmington. They are open 7 days a week from 4:00 p.m.

until close and on Sundays they serve brunch from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. and then switch to their regular menu until close. Havana’s gift cards a great stocking stuffer idea for friends and family. If you would like more information on

Havana’s or to inquire about their banquet services please call them at (910) 458-2822 (Carolina Beach) or at (910) 679-4646 (Wilmington). You can also visit them online at ; On the website you will find

A&G A&G from page 7C of BBQ we all love. Perfectly seasoned, cooked and topped with A&G’s own famous BBQ sauce, you will not find a better place to get your heavenly chopped pork. As the name says, they are not just serving up BBQ at A&G, but also some of the finest fried chicken you will ever taste. Though it is the main attraction A&G’s BBQ is not the only great choice on their menu. They offer a variety of options like their famous fried chicken, hamburger steak, fried shrimp, or fried flounder. All of their plates come with your choice of two sides from their huge list, which includes vegetables and more. A&G also serves specials every day that they are open. These include many dishes that are in such high demand that you will see people go back week after week. Some of their specials include selections such as turkey and dressing, country style steak and some of the best BBQ chicken

you will ever taste. They offer daily specials on their vegetables list as well. In addition to dinner plates you can also get a variety of other choices off of the extensive menu, like burgers hot dogs and BBQ sandwiches. Their menu always features something for everyone in your group. If you have room left after your meal try one of their great desserts. If you do not have the time to dine in call them for take-out. You can even order your BBQ and favorite sides in pints and get enough to feed the entire family. A&G is a very popular and trusted catering choice in our area. Everyone loves fresh BBQ and Chicken at any event so talk to A&G when planning your next large or small party. You can’t ever go wrong with a good old pig pickin’ especially when A&G is doing the cooking. They will cook up and bring all of the food to you including all of the sides you need so you can sit back, relax and enjoy yourself while still

knowing that everyone will be thrilled with the food. A&G BBQ and Chicken is located in Carolina Beach just south of the Lake at 800 South Lake Park Boulevard. They are open Tuesdays through Fridays from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays you can join them for breakfast as they open early at 6:00 a.m. and close at 9:00 p.m. If you would like more information on their catering services or to place a take-out order please give them a call at (910) 4588620. Take out from A&G is always great and the perfect way to feed the whole family or just a way to get a quick snack for yourself. You can order anything from their menu and take it home whether it’s just a BBQ sandwich or pints of BBQ, pints of sides or whole chickens. Take a night off and let the A&G family cook up a delicious meal for you and yours today!

their full menu as well as plenty of other useful information. You can also find Havana’s on Facebook. Sign up to be a friend of Havana’s and receive daily updates on specials, live entertainment and other upcoming events.

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A&G BBQ & Chicken

(Pictured Above): A&G BBQ and Chicken is located in Carolina Beach just south of the Lake at 800 South Lake Park Boulevard. They are open Tuesdays through Fridays from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays you can join them for breakfast as they open early at 6:00 a.m. and close at 9:00 p.m. If you would like more information on their catering services or to place a take-out order please give them a call at (910) 458-8620. Take out from A&G is always great and the perfect way to feed the whole family or just a way to get a quick snack for yourself. You can order anything from their menu and take it home whether it’s just a BBQ sandwich or pints of BBQ, pints of sides or whole chickens. Take a night off and let the A&G family cook up a delicious meal for you and yours today!

In North Carolina we all take our BBQ very seriously. Not just any old recipe will suffice when you want to treat your family and friends to a wonderful meal. A&G’s BBQ is a strong testament to the Eastern North Carolina style See A&G BBQ, page 6C


Havana's Fresh Island Seafood

(Pictured Above): Havana’s Restaurant (Above) is located right in the heart of Carolina Beach at 1 North Lake Park Boulevard. Their Wilmington location (Below): is open at 6722 Wrightsville Ave. in Wilmington. If you would like more information on Havana’s or to inquire about their banquet services please call them at (910) 458-2822 (Carolina Beach) or at (910) 679-4646 (Wilmington). You can also visit them online at ; On the website you will find their full menu as well as plenty of other useful information. You can also find Havana’s on Facebook. Sign up to be a friend of Havana’s and receive daily updates on specials, live entertainment and other upcoming events.

Havana’s Restaurants in Carolina Beach and Wilmington invite you to join them this Mother’s Day as they serve up some spectacular specials. Havana’s offers patrons a “polished casual dining” experience at reasonable prices in the setting of a historical cottage which was built in 1916. “Havana’s Executive Chefs pre-

pare all menu items & daily specials with using only the freshest ingredients available. From our fresh seafood, hand cut steaks to our scratch made pasta dishes, we have something for everyone! Our culinary team creates all dishes from scratch and can modify many menu items due to allergies and preference. From our kids menu to

our fresh island seafood, we will satisfy every appetite. Here at Havana’s, we love food and the passion to create it! Try some of our local favorites like the Cha-Cha Salmon, Lobster Seafood Bake, Fat Daddy Crab Cakes, French Quarter Pasta or Shrimp & Grits just to name a few. Havana’s Restaurant is See HAVANA’S, page 6C


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(Pictured Above): Kate’s Pancake House is located at 102 South Lake Park Boulevard in Carolina Beach. Kate’s is open seven days a week. Hours are 6:30am to 1:00pm. Kate’s is open every season, from March to October and closes for the winter, from November to February. For more information, call Kate’s Pancake House at (910) 458-FOOD or check them out on Facebook. If you live on the island or nearby in Wilmington and you’ve never been to Kate’s Pancake House, you are surely missing out on one of Pleasure Island’s hottest breakfast and lunch destinations. The restaurant was opened in August of 2004 and is getting ready to celebrate its 10th anniversary, this year. Kate’s Pancake House is a family restaurant in every sense of the word. Kate’s is owned and oper-

ated by Kate Weiss, along with the help of her daughter, Shannon, and granddaughter, Aislinn, who is arguably the “youngest hostess in training,” at only three years old. If the food doesn’t put a smile on your face, she surely will. Kate’s Pancake House serves all your breakfast favorites and classics, like eggs and omelets, as well as some other dishes you may have never tried or even heard of. See PANCAKE, page 6C

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