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Published Weekly | Carolina Beach, NC

Vol. 37 No. 18 | Wednesday April 30, 2014

One Stop Voting Ends May 3

Carolina Beach Skate Park Vandalism Temporarily Closes Park

The One Stop Voting location at Carolina Beach Town Hall on April 29th, 2014. WILLARD KILLOUGH III | ByManaging Editor

CAROLINA BEACH - One stop absentee voting began April 24th at locations through-

out New Hanover County. Carolina Beach Town Hall is one of five locations. According to the New Hanover County Board of Elections, if you choose to vote by the One-Stop absentee method,

you simply appear in person at one of the One-Stop voting locations. One-Stop begins on the second Thursday before an election and ends on the

See Voting, page 2-A

Carolina Beach Manager To Propose 20% Water, Sewer Rate Increase |


CAROLINA BEACH - The Carolina Beach Town Council received an update on the budget planning process at a workshop meeting held Tuesday April 29th.

Town Manager Michael Cramer and Department Heads have been working to prepare a balanced budget for the 20142015 fiscal year which begins July 1. Following the lengthy discussion among Council members regarding the budget process, reserve funds, health

insurance, staffing levels and other topics, Cramer indicated he will in the future propose a 20% increase for water and sewer rates and no change in the property tax rate. Cramer said he reorganized account structures to make

See Budget, page 8-A

Carolina Beach To Begin Enforcing Bike; Pet Ordinance On Boardwalk |


CAROLINA BEACH - The Town of Carolina Beach is pre-

paring to send out information reminding the public about ordinances governing the downtown boardwalk area, dogs and Freeman Park. The Council discussed the issue at their | 50 ¢

April 29th, workshop meeting. Mayor Dan Wilcox explained, "Dogs, bikes and skateboards on the Boardwalk.

See Boardwalk, page 2-A

Vandals struck the Carolina Beach Skate Park at Mike Chappel Park on Dow Road last weekend leaving behind graffiti and broken glass. The Town temporarily closed the park Monday morning to permit clean up. The park reopened around 1PM the same day.

Army Says Carolina Beach Can Use Storage Building For Certain Items Councilman Unsatisf ied With Army's Response WILLARD KILLOUGH III | ByManaging Editor

CAROLINA BEACH Earlier this month the Town of Carolina Beach sought permission to utilize a storage building on property they lease from the U.S. Army off Dow Road. The Army responded and granted permission to store numerous items in the building with the exception of some items that one Councilman says the Army previously agreed to. 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

The Town of Carolina Beach recently recieved permission to store certain materials at a building on land they lease from 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 (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.

See MOTSU, page 8-A

Roofer Banned From Taking Money Up Front Also Worked In Wilmington

North Carolina’s March County and Area Employment Figures Released

RALEIGH, N.C. : April 24th, 2014 - A roofer that went door-to-door looking for business in neighborhoods hit by storms is now under court order to stop taking money upfront, Attorney General Roy Cooper announced April 24th. “Storm chasers follow bad

RALEIGH, N.C. : April 29th, 2014 - Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) increased in 23 of North Carolina’s counties in March, decreased in 59 and remained the same in 18. Three of the State’s metro areas experienced rate increases, while

weather and try to pressure homeowners to sign a contract for repairs right away,” Cooper said. “But once they’ve gotten paid, they often take off with your money and never finish the job.” Wake County Superior Court Judge Donald Stephens

granted Cooper’s request to halt Brian Smith and his companies Eagle Roofing and Restoration and GBS Roofing from taking any upfront money for roofing work in North Carolina. The defendants have also been

See Roofer, page 3-A

five saw decreases and six remained unchanged. Graham County had the highest unemployment rate at 12.7 percent while Chatham County had the lowest at 4.6 percent. Among the Metro areas, Rocky Mount at 9.4 percent experienced the highest

rate and Durham-Chapel Hill at 5.1 percent had the lowest. The March not seasonally adjusted statewide rate was 6.6 percent. For New Hanover County's labor force of 108,253, there were 6,753

See Rates, page 9-A



Spotlight On Business: Primrose Cottage

Spotlight On Coastal Cuisine: Jack Mackerel’s Island Grill

The Primrose Cottage in Carolina Beach is a locally renowned consignment shop that is filled to the brim with amazing finds. See Page 1-C ...

Jack Mackerel’s Island Grill is one of Pleasure Island’s favorite dining options that specializes in authentic island style seafood flavors and delicious fare that appeals to everyone’s taste. 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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Editorial: Budget Season in Carolina Beach; Rate Increase Proposed



The Carolina Beach Town Council held a budget workshop meeting on April 29th and while there is no proposal to increase the property tax rate, there is a proposal to raise water and sewer rates by 20%. The General Fund has a healthy 51% reserve fund (Fund Balance Available as a Percentage of Expenditures) meaning the Town has money

in the bank that's not designated for a particular use. The state requires a minimum 8% reserve fund balance but it's often recommended that coastal Town's maintain a larger reserve to operate following a hurricane when revenues often are delayed but the Town has to continue operating. There's also a healthy reserve fund in the Utility Fund that is fueled by water and sewer rates. Keeping all of this in mind; monthly utility bills

in Carolina Beach are already high enough. That monthly bill includes water, sewer, storm water, trash and recycling. In my household with two people it runs around $80 a month. A 20% increase for the water and sewer rates for me would be a budget shock. Ever penny counts. The proposal also includes a 2% cost of living raise for employees and a merit pay increase of up to 3%. There were other issues

discussed at the April 29th, meeting including beach nourishment funding, buying new vehicles, new computers, software and the list goes on. The Council will hear the proposed rate increases at a future meeting. There was no discussion during the meeting. The Council will also take input on the budget at their May 13, meeting at 6:30 at Town Hall. Perhaps the citizens should voice their opinions.

NRC Schedules Open House to Discuss Brunswick Nuclear Plant Performance BRUNSWICK CTY - Nuclear Regulatory Commission officials have scheduled an open house and poster session for May 7 to provide information on the agency’s assessment of the Brunswick nuclear power plant during 2013. The informal open house and poster session is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. in the Brunswick Media Center Auditorium, 8520 River Road SE, in Southport, N.C. NRC staff will be available to answer questions about the safety per-

formance of the Brunswick plant as well as overall NRC oversight and inspection. The Brunswick plant, which is located about 30 miles south of Wilmington near Southport, is operated by Duke Energy. Overall, the NRC staff concluded that the Brunswick plant operated safely in 2013. During 2013, NRC inspectors identified an apparent violation related to the protection of some plant equipment during certain flooding scenarios. The NRC staff currently plans

to continue the detailed routine or baseline inspections all nuclear power plants receive, but the agency’s final decision on the apparent violation may affect the plant’s assessment and the level of NRC oversight. “Our resident and regionbased inspectors spend many hours monitoring plant activities to ensure that the plant operates safely,� said NRC Region II Administrator Victor McCree. “We hold these meetings every year to make our staff available to people

who live close to the plant and answer questions about our oversight.� Routine inspections are carried out by the NRC Resident Inspectors assigned to the plant and by inspection specialists from the Region II office in Atlanta. The annual assessment letter for the Brunswick plant, as well as current performance information for both Unit 1 and Unit 2, is available on the NRC website at


to speak. We want to make sure for the visitors that there is proper signage and effective signage at all of the entrances so they are not caught by surprise. We also want to make sure we have time to let locals know via Facebook and the newspaper... that not only do we have new and great things coming to the Boardwalk and Central Business District but also by the way we are going to start enforcing these ordinances that have been inconsistently enforced over the years." Wilcox asked to remove bicycles from the signs and said putting out a press release right now on summer time ordinances may be premature if changes are made a month down the road. Police Chief Ken Hinkle said he has heard from citizens there is a need to define the actual Boardwalk area. He said, "Why can't we have little painted sea turtles on the ground that distinguish where" the Boardwalk is. He said, "I have residents that have lived here for years and they still don't think that the business area is the Boardwalk. So when they take their dog down there they are genuinely surprised when we say you can't have your dog or ride your bike on the Boardwalk." Hinkle said, "That's part of the challenge out there. The education piece and to try and actually define that for the residents and the tourists." The Boardwalk area in

general is located oceanfront from Harper Avenue south to the area in front of the Marriot Hotel and in between the ocean and Woody Hewett Street. The most visible areas to vehicle traffic are at Harper Avenue and Cape Fear Blvd. There is an actual wooden "Boardwalk" that runs along the oceanfront atop a large sand berm that parallels the Boardwalk business area. Wilcox said the Town could put a sign at every public entrance point but people will cut through properties and alleys and not see the signs. Chief Hinkle said, "I would rather use a carrot than a stick down there" when enforcing the ordinances. Council member Sarah Friede recommended changing the signs to "Please no riding bikes" in the area. Currently the signs simply say "No bikes" meaning literally that no bikes can be on the wooden boardwalk or in the Boardwalk

area. Wilcox said, "Really what the police officers are doing when it is busy are saying, would you mind walking your bike. To me, a public service announcement that says please be courteous and when its busy walk your bike is self enforcement so to speak." There are bike racks located in the Boardwalk area. Councilman Gary Doestch said he would like the Chief to explore the issue more and return to Council with a recommendation at a future meeting. Wilcox said, "Let's let people self enforce and if there is a problem let's fix it. I haven't seen that problem down there in seven years even during the busiest times... The sign should say be courteous and walk your bike when busy." Friede said, "My 13-year old rides down to Britt's to get donuts. This coming year, he's not plowing anybody down."

ister in person at a One-Stop voting site. All voters seeking to register will need to do so prior to the voter registration deadline. If a voter who is voting for the first time presents to vote at a One-Stop voting site and has not provided either a driver’s license number or the last 4 digits of a social security number to the county board of elections upon initial registration, that voter will be required to provide one of the following: ‡$FXUUHQWDQGYDOLGSKRWR identification or ‡$FRS\RIDFXUUHQWXWLOLW\ 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 months of the date it is presented to an election official. One-Stop Absentee Voting

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Carolina Beach Police.................................... 911 or Carolina Beach Fire Department ............................... Carolina Beach Crime Stoppers ............................... Town of Carolina Beach........................................... Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce....................... Kure Beach Police.......................................... 911 or Kure Beach Fire Department...................................... Town of Kure Beach................................................. New Hanover County Sheriffs Department................. Wilmington Police.................................................... City of Wilmington................................................... Coast Guard............................................................. Carolina Beach State Park......................................... Fort Fisher Aquarium................................................. Carolina Beach Library............................................... Cape Fear Community College................................... University of North Carolina At Wilmington............... Kure Beach Pier........................................................ Carolina Beach North End Pier................................. NH County Animal Control .................................... Kure Beach Community Center................................

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I had asked staff to bring to Council... to discuss the opportunity to kind of focus in on our enforcement efforts down there. Give the police something to work with. That primarily to me would be dogs and skateboards. I would like Council to consider removing bicycles from that list of no’s at the Boardwalk." Wilcox explained, "Having been down there thousands of hours over the last six years and watched it when it was crowded, not crowded, daytime and nighttime. I've never one time seen an angry bike rider trying to cause anybody problems, being reckless, trying to run into anybody. They generally get off their bikes and walk them when it's busy even when they are not asked," He said, "Mostly what the police department has done is if they see somebody riding a bike they ask them to walk the bike. Our sign actually says no bikes on the boardwalk but that's not enforced because we allow people to walk bikes on the Boardwalk." He said the Police Advisory Committee is reviewing the issue and will bring a recommendation to the Council at a later date. He said, "There is a timing thing. They want to get the signs in place and give warnings now and start enforcement Memorial Day so

Voting From page 1-A Saturday before the election at 1:00 PM. One-Stop voting allows voters an opportunity to vote when it best suits individual schedules. At the voting location, you will vote much like you would on Election Day. The difference is you will be required to complete and sign an absentee request application prior to voting. Afterwards, you will be directed to the voting machine to cast your ballot. Once you have submitted your application and executed the process of voting, the county board of elections will review your application and either approve or deny the submission. Due to legislative changes under the Voter Information and Verification Act (VIVA), individuals will no longer have the opportunity to reg-

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Budget From page 1-A the process more efficient and easier to monitor. He explained, "The way that we had our account structure set up, it was all lump sum all underneath a particular department. It wasn't necessarily in neat even categories. For instance, personnel and benefits. All of the personnel and benefits costs weren't categorized underneath one particular heading. Where we had police officers, part-time police officers that come in and help us with Freeman Park from outside. Where we would pay them was actually an expense item" and, "For me that doesn't work because you can't compare apples to apples and there is no real consistency." He said, "I had to shift some of our accounting structure around. What that did was, it makes it so it's more difficult to say this line item was X last year and this year it is Y and the following year it is going to be Z. But once you get through that transition period you will be able to do that and you'll be able to do it in large chunks of your budget instead of down to the individual line item portion of your budget." Cramer said the Council previously indicated goals for next years budget. Those include: - General Fund Reserve Goal is 50% (51%) - Reduce Operating Budget by 10% ($269,842 or 5%) - Fund On-Going Capital Improvement Plan Requests including $1,068,775 in the general fund and $847,120 in the utility fund. - $350,000 for Beach Nourishment and $35,000 towards dredging the Carolina Beach inlet. - Identify New Revenue

MOTSU From page 1-A 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 Wastewater 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

Sources including citations, Parks and Recreation, water and sewer rates and other sources. - Staff Compensation - A 2% Cost of Living (COLA) pay increase and up to a 3% merit pay increase for employees. While the Council discussed various budget items, there was an obvious sense of tension in the room between Cramer and Mayor Dan Wilcox. Wilcox explained, "I'm not going to ask you all of the questions I have. You've explained the way you went about the budget. It is a little frustrating because it is hard to take a budget and know how it is performing if you can't gauge it against your previous year. I've gone through and crossed with everything I can find. There are some items that haven't changed a lot and there are some items that have changed substantially." Cramer said, "I am not comparing year before to this year." Councilman Shuttleworth said, "The previous number you gave us you've, you've increased the advalorem taxes by $38,000 over the previous number you gave us which was based on a formula that you and Dawn (Finance Director) came up with based on what you think property taxes will be. So that 38 may or may not have any relationship to what we received last year. It's just your summation of what you think the revenue will be." Cramer said that is correct. Wilcox said, "It's a function of understanding. The budget is hard enough for some people to understand anyway. You've got citizens that won't understand it. Some of them want us to explain it where we can. We have new Council people on board and some that haven't

been on board in a while, so it's important to understand the process and where the numbers start and end." Cramer said, "You either want the detail or you want the highlights. Because if you want the detail we could pick through every single line item on the budget and be here forever." Wilcox said, "I'm not trying to give you a hard time. I know this is a new budget cycle. I know you are going in a new direction which is going to be a long-term fit. It's a little frustrating at this point in time trying to look at the last years budget, look at this and try and kind of figure out, get some baselines, and figure out what some of these things mean." Cramer said, "Yes and in general I feel I prefaced that the last two meetings we had on budget workshops." Wilcox said, "I wasn’t at the last meeting. I couldn't be there." Cramer said, "I know and that makes it more difficult to try and reexplain it again." He said, "All I gave them was the highlight overview stuff. Like I said, depending on how much information you want, I can give you plenty of information. If you want the detail I can print off the detail and give you that." Shuttleworth said, "You received some goals and what you are saying is here is how you handled it and achieved or didn't achieve those goals. Reduced operating budget goal of 10%, you came up with 5%. You funded the ongoing CIP, dredging, beach nourishment. You identified some new revenue sources and you provide staff compensation. You closed the gap and we don't have a tax increase. What I'm hearing from the Mayor is he would like to see for example, what was last years total bud-

get dollars... and what were the per department dollars..." Wilcox said, "When I look at advalorem [property taxes] I kind of want to know what the baseline was from last year. I want to know what that number is so when I look at it and I'm talking to citizens I understand it and I know what it is." He explained, "I'm a fairly simple guy. I deal with budgets in business... unless I'm starting a business for the first year, I'm not going to want to speculate. I kind of want to know what I did last year to know whether I'm over, under, why I made an adjustment, those type things." Cramer said, "And I would understand that if we didn't have a budget officer who did that for you." Wilcox said, "We still have to explain things to the citizens Michael." Cramer said, "You also have a budget officer for that to." Wilcox said, "Let me answer the question this way. I would like to see more detail." Cramer said, "I've offered that four times now. This document here is the entire budget detail. It shows past year, past budget, current year, current budget and then future year. If you want all the detail you can have the detail." Wilcox said, "Please send me an electronic copy." Cramer said, "PDF or Excel" and, "It is basically the entire budget book that you had from previous years." The Council discussed other items in the budget including beach nourishment and inlet maintenance funding and health care costs for Town employees. Cramer said they anticipated an 18% increase in costs to provide healthcare coverage for employees but are consid-

ering a change in plans that would raise the deductible and lower co-pay for employees doctor visits while avoiding the 18% increase. The Council will set a date for another budget meeting in May. State law requires the Council to hold a public hearing prior to adopting a balanced budget before June 30th to begin July 1. Cramer said it was his understanding they will hold a public hearing at the Council's May 13th, meeting to get input from the public. Then another budget meeting would be held with Council. After that he would bring a budget back to the Council in June and the Council could vote to approve it or hold another special meeting. For the proposed 20% increase in water and sewer fees, no information was provided in the information supplied to Council at the workshop showing a break down or comparison and the need that necessitated the proposed rate increase. Currently the average residential meter access fee is $13.18 for water and $23.82 for sewer per month. Variable rates for 3,000 gals or more are $3.70 per thousand gallons for water and $6.30 per thousand

gallons for sewer. After the meeting adjourned Cramer confirmed the 20% increase proposal and said he was unable to get to that portion of his presentation during the meeting and would explain it at a later date. He did confirm no property tax rate increase would be proposed in the budget. Following the meeting Wilcox said, "I'm shocked we have a town manager that doesn't place any value on his council not being able to understand his budget proposal. I've been through five budget cycles in my time serving the Town. There was no direct input from department heads and staff including details on their budgets." He said, "That gives the public opportunity to hear detailed reports on each department's needs and gives council, especially after election with new council members... the opportunity to understand what has changed from the previous year." Wilcox said he plans to meet with Cramer later this week to go over more detailed line items within the proposal. Councilman Gary Doetsch said after the meeting that he wasn't aware of a proposed 20% utility fee increase.

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, "Between 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. On April 22, Ralph Werthmann of the Army Corp of Engineers Savanna District Real Estate Division explained in a letter to the Town, "Temporary approval is granted to store those supplies and materials that support operation of the sewage treatment facility, which exclude the items linedthrough in red on the enclosed list. Upon renewal of the lease, a final approved list will be incorporated as an exhibit." Werthmann explained, "I appreciate your cooperation in complying with the conditions of the lease by notifying

MOTSU in advance or your intent to store the supplies and materials." The list of materials that can stored in the building include items such as pumps, pipe reducers, pipe saws and blades, other tools and items associated with operating a sewer treatment plant as permitted by the lease. Items lined-through on the list excluding them from items permitted for storage in the building include items such as safety barricades, cones, barrels, traffic and work zone signs, orange safety fence, ropes, cables, rolls of landscaping fabric and fire hydrants. Also, the Town can't store items such as lifeguard stands or seasonal banners, lifts, flags, decorations, archived files or a mechanical beach rake. On Tuesday April 29th, Town Manager Michael Cramer explained to the Town Council via email, "On April 21, 2014 I sent a letter to Col. James A. Rupkalvis Commander at MOTSU to request that the Town be allowed to utilize the old Fleet Maintenance Building for storage. During my pervious conversation with him it was apparent that they did not want us to utilize the fenced in area, since we will most likely need to remedial some of the petroleum by products in the area. Yesterday, I received a letter from the Savannah District Chief Ralph Werthmann approving our use of the 40' x 100' building for the approved list of materials. With the approval they did remove some of the nonwastewater items that they had approved previously. The Department Heads and I are meeting today to discuss our options. Any option will require funds to be appropriated to up fit the space in an efficient and effective manner. I anticipate bring this issue to Council at the May 13th Council meeting." On Tuesday April 29th, Carolina Beach Town Councilman Steve Shuttleworth responded to Cramer's email

stating, "Michael I think we push back to Ralph's superior who met on site. He and Ralph previously approved all the items on the list. He comments to us was that we need to earn their trust. I would ask how do we trust them when we make plans based on approvals in writing that they arbitrarily change them. This feels more like Ralph and the other guy at Sunny Point pushing rather than the Col. I think you should put the previously approved letter in an email to Col. Baker and ask for his he has offered several times. Further. the whole environmental remediation needs to be resolved more quickly. The Town spent money on the fencing based on previously approved and agreed to action items. When this began it required getting Representative McIntyre's office involved too. I don't think we should just say ok." The environmental remediation stems from the many years the Town used the storage building as a garage to service Town vehicles. That was not permitted by the lease with the Army to use the land and the building could no longer be used for that purpose. The Army also required the Town to have environmental studies performed on the property which showed hotspots where fuel and oil were identified in the soil. The Town is now required to clean up those areas.


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Tea Party Brings Southern Belle’s Together for a Great Cause

This past Sunday it was time to get out hats and gloves for the 1st Annual Southern Belle Tea Party Luncheon and Fashion Show held at Gibby’s Dock & Dine.

Sponsored by Jeanne’s Jewels & Fashions and Island Chic Consignment Boutique, the southern luncheon featured beautiful Spring and Summer See BELLE’S, page 20B

Community Picnic to Celebrate Pleasure Island Breast Cancer Patients and Supporters CARLOINA BEACH, NC. – North Carolina nonprofit Little Pink Houses of Hope (LPHOH) is returning to Pleasure Island for its fourth year and celebrating breast cancer survivorship with a Community Picnic at Carolina Beach Lake Park. The event will be held on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 from 11-2 pm and is free to the public. The mission of LPHOH is to offer families living with breast cancer an opportunity to reconnect and celebrate life in a relaxing environment. It takes a community effort to put on such an event and the Little Pink Community Picnic is designed to celebrate the wonderful partnership of their organization and the local community. The Pleasure Island community has rallied around LPHOH and continues that tradition in their involvement with the picnic event. Delicious food will be provided by Island Hots and Kate’s Pancake House, while Wheel Fun Rentals will have pedal boats available for participants. An appearance by the Pink Heals Fire Truck will truly get everyone in the spirit of the event. Special musical by Curtis performances Williams will cap off the event. The event is free for the community. “We are thrilled to be welcomed with such a

Fort Fisher #2325 UDC at NC Division Spring Boards Fort Fisher #2325 Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy was represented at the North Carolina Division Spring Board meeting in Raleigh at the Division House by President, Mrs. Patricia Gray W. Bolander, Chairman of the House Documents, and Mrs. Mary Cobb Woodard, Chapter Recorder and Chairman of the Fort Fisher Committee. Each gave reports on their Committees. Mrs. Bolander presented a “Handkerchief Doll” to be placed under the House Christmas Tree, and See UDC, page 17B

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

Sudan Shriners to Hold Spring Ceremonial This Saturday The Shriners are coming to Carolina Beach this Saturday, May 3rd for their Spring Ceremonial. Children of all ages are invited to come and enjoy their parade, which will strong embrace from the Pleasure Island community,” Founder Jeanine Patten-Coble said. “Our cause touches so many lives, and we look forward to helping families who need time to reconnect and relax. Our organization has grown into 8 different states, but we are always excited to come back to Pleasure Island since it is where the first ever Little Pink Retreat was held 4 years ago.” Be on the lookout for lots of pink, roars of laughter and tons of fellowship during LPHOH’s stay in Pleasure Island. For more information on how you can be involved with LPHOH or donate, contact Jeanine Patten-Coble at or 336.266-1181

start at 11:45am. The route will go South on Lake Park Boulevard starting at the Federal Point Shopping Center and ending at Fayetteville See SUDAN, page 17B

PET-OF-THEWEEK - This week’s Pet of the Week is Icee seen here with a few of her favorite people Papa Chuck and Calleigh. Icee was recently adopted by the Thomas family and enjoys delivering Island Gazette’s with Papa Chuck!!


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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Tournament is sponsored by Got-Em-On Live Bait Club and offers a day of fishing and fun for anglers with disabilities. Registration begins at 7 am. An See FISHING, page 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 Tennis The next 4-week session of Tennis Lessons is set to begin on Tuesday, May 13th. Classes will be held Tuesday evenings, with children 13 and under beginning at 4:00 pm and adults at 5 pm. The cost to participate is $40 for the 4-week session, payable the first night

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

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

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

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

Kure Beach has Commemorative Opportunities on the Boardwalk

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

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

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

BEHIND THE SCENES • AQUARIST APPRENTICE - Saturdays, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 at 2 p.m. - Check out a dirty job you’re sure to love. Join staff on a behind-thescenes tour and learn about Aquarium animals, what they eat, how they live, and how to care for them. Then, assist aquarists with food preparation and help feed the animals. Participants also observe aquarists during daily care and maintenance tasks. This limited opportunity is only open to 10 participants. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes and be prepared to smell fishy. For ages 10 and older. Ages 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $25 for ages 13 and older, $23 for ages 1012. Aquarium admission included. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. • BEHIND THE SCENES

TOUR Saturdays, May 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-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 10-12. Aquarium admission included. P R E - R E G I S T R AT I O N See Aquarium, page 17B

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

SENIOR NEWS 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 Offers Free Company Resources in Recognition of World Alzheimer’s Month As one of the most feared diseases, an Alzheimer’s diagnosis presents many challenges for families living with this disease.

Because an estimated 70 percent of people with Alzheimer’s live at home, the responsibility of caring for them usually falls on their families, who frequently face and dread the unexpected and unknown. While it may be See Alzheimer’s, page 19B




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

4th & Cape Fea Boulevard • Carolina Beach, NC 28428

Carolina Beach Presbyterian Church Bible School

Community Church to Host Art/Craft Fair May 9th

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

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

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

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

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

Holy Cross Episcopal Church 5820 MYRTLE GROVE ROAD WILMINGTON

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.

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

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

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

First Baptist Church Reserving Spots for Upcoming Yard Sale Reserve your spot now for First Baptist Church’s May 10th Yard Sale from 8am until Noon. Call the church office at 910-458-5134 and reserve your spot for only $15.00 First Baptist Church of Carolina Beach 409 North Lake Park Blvd. The Young Adults are raising funds for their Mission Trip to Jamaica this summer!!!!

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

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

Kure Beach First Baptist Church “GO BIG" May 4th-6th Kure Beach First Baptist Church is sponsoring the "GO BIG" conference May 4 - 6. Dr. Johnny Hunt and Dr. Mark Harris will be the featured speakers. Your registration price of $65 includes access to

five worship sessions, two meals, refreshments throughout the day, and break-out sessions. For more info or to register visit or call (910) 619-1216 or (910) 458- 5074.

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

Kure Memorial Lutheran Preschool is NOW Enrolling Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Psalm 51:10. Sunday Schedule 9:00 Sunday School 10:00 Worship 11:00 Fellowship Time 4:30 Youth Group Faith on Tap: Monday, May 5 and 19, 7:00 p.m. - Hang Ten Grill This is a young(er) adult

ministry opened to all. Come check it out! Join us for a beverage, a bite to eat, some discussion of what’s going on in the world and in our lives today, and to wrestle with how the Bible guides us through it. Surfin’ on God’s Grace, Pastor: Dan Keck 910-458-5266 Website:


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2014 Pleasure Island Men’s League

Eagles Boys & Girls win the 2014 New Hanover County Championships Boys win 6th Straight while Girls take 1st in School History For the first time in school history the women s team won the County Championship with a score of 143 to New Hanover's 140. The boys team won the County Championship for the 6th time in a row by 30 points total. In the Relays the Boys 4 X4 finished 2nd with a time of 3:39.7 and the Girls finished 1st with a close race and a time of 4:21.7. In the Boys 4 X 800m the eagles came in 3rd with a time of 8:53 and the girls were 2nd with a time of 10:52.9. The boys 4x 100m relay placed 2nd with a time of 44.16. In the Pole Vault Heather Keck won with a jump of 9 ' and Bruce Kopka was the See TRACK, page 19B

1st Place between 4 Teams with 1 more just a half game back Competition is tight in the 2014 Pleasure Island Men’s League as 4 teams are currently tied for 1st Place and 1 more is just a half game back. This past week games: • April 22, 2014 6:30PM – CB Crew vs. 2nd Chance – 2nd Chance’s Orlo Work and Chris Dodds lead the way with a combined for 7 3-pointers to take a 44-73 lead into halftime. After halftime CB Crew was able to slow down 2nd Chance’s scoring, but not enough to stop them from taking the win 73-62 and moving them up to 5-2 on the season and putting them in the hunt for 1st Place in the Regular Season with 4 other teams. HIGHLIGHTS:

Douglas Electric Co. #3 Josh Shackelford had 24, #1 Orlo Work 17, #11 Chris Dodds 14, #24 Maurice Murphy and #15 Luke Bruin each had 8-points each, and #10 Dustin Morgan had 2. CB Crew: #88 Nick Douglas 13, #3 Harris Fayad 11, #9 Mike Dowless 10, #6 Justin Metts and #8 Chris Trombetta 8-points each, #59 Ricky Martindale 6, #13 Brandon Costabile 4, and #15 Ian Sullivan2. 7:30PM – Carolina Beach Bums vs. Port City Fire – Port City Fire was able to pull ahead 35-7 by halftime in this game. Then their offense got even hotter in the 2nd half scoring 49 while holding Carolina See PIML, page 16B


Varsity Baseball will play for Conference Title this Thursday

The 2nd Annual Teacher Trot 5K and Fun Run is May 3rd

• 4/22 – Ashley 6 Hoggard 3 - The Screaming Eagles came into tonight's conference game with Hoggard on a 3 game winning streak. They extended that streak to 4 with a 6-3 victory over the Vikings. Cully Crott pitched great for 6 innings, before running into some trouble in the 7th. Teammate Donovan Francis came in to relieve him, and got out of the inning with only 3 runs scoring. Ashley got on the board in the bottom of the first, after Cully and Dakota See BASEBALL, page 17B

Varsity Girl’s Softball falls to North Brunswick but defeats Hoggard • 4/21 - Ashley 2 North Brunswick 10. The Lady Eagles fell to 11-8 overall this past Monday, Aprill 21st at the hands of North Brunswick. • 4/22- THe Ladies Varsity Softball team improved to 8-1 in conference play last Tuesday, Aprill 22nd after defeating cross town rival Hoggard. THe Ladies got their scoring started in the bottom of the 2nd inning. The Ladies were able to countinue to score a run in each inning except for the 7th See SOFTBALL, page 13B

Varsity Girl’s Lacrose drop 2 Lose to Laney & Hoggard • 4/22 - Hoggard 15 Ashley 12 – HIGHLIGHTS: For Ashley: Felicity Havens - 4 Goals, Natalee Kasdan - 2 Peyton Assist, Goals/1 LeCompte - 2 Goals, Heather Talton - 2 Goals, Penka Heusinkveld - 1 Goal/1 Assist, and Ashley Merritt - 1 Goal. In Goal: A- Kelsea Meadows - 23 SOG/9 Saves • 4/24 - Laney 14 Ashley 8 The Ladies fell to 9-3 on the season after their loss to Laney. The Ladies are now 8-2 in HIGHConference Play. See LACROSSE, page 13B

said Superintendent Dr. Tim Markley, an avid runner. “NHCS encourages both employees and students to put their physical wellness as a priority. Healthy lifestyle habits are essential for learning.” Many schools have formed teams and will compete for awards that include “Most School Spirit” and “Most Participation.” In addition, awards will be given to the top three finishers in the following categories: Age Groups, Best Overall, and Teams. Registration is still open for the NHCS Teacher Trot. Registration costs are $25 for adults and $15 for students. See TROT, page 16B

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

Varsity Girl’s Soccer Team improved to 4-4-1 in Conference • 4/28 - Ashley 3 South Brunswick 0 - The Lady Eagles traveled to South Brunswick to take on the Cougars Monday night. The Eagles were first on the board

New Hanover County Schools (NHCS) will host the Second Annual Teacher Trot 5K Race and Fun Run on Saturday, May 3, 2014. The event will begin at 8:00 a.m. and will be held at Ashley High School. Proceeds raised from the event will help to support staff wellness and student physical education programs. The event is being sponsored by Hendrix Toyota, Ashton Farm, and other supporting community sponsors. “The Teacher Trot is a great opportunity for New Hanover County Schools employees, students, parents and community members to run together in an effort to build our district’s wellness programs,”

with a goal by sophomore Lindsey Williams. Senior, cocaptain, Callie Long, was able to find the back of the net on an outside shot, as was senior, cocaptain Charlotte Pearsall in

the closing minutes of the first half, bringing the score to 3-0, Eagles. Opening scoring in the second half was Callie Long. The Cougars were able to finish off of a penalty kick.

Junior, midfielder, Erica DeSousa, found the back of the net midway through the second half bringing the score to 5-1. The Cougars responded with a See SOCCER, page 13B

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

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

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2014 Spring Pleasure Island Soccer Association After 1 Week Break Some Teams played 2 Games in 1 Day

(Pictured Above & Right): Pictures from Moxie Marketing vs. JB Lawn Sprinklers. PISA Week 7 • U7G – April 22 – Big Apple Baker was able to clinch 1st Place in the regular season with their 4-0 win over Island Tackle & Hardware. Island Montessori School was able to improve to 3-2-1 after their win over State Farm Thomas Murphy. April 26 – Beach PC’s was able to move into 2nd Place after their 3-1 win over Island Montessori School. In the 2nd game Island Tackle and Hardware won their 1st game of the season 2-0 over State Farm Thomas Murphy. In the 3rd game and Beach PC’s 2nd Big Apple Bakery won their 6th of the season 4-0. A hour later Big Apple Bakery had to play another game but that didn’t slow them down as they improved to 7-0 with their 7-0 win over State Farm Thomas Murphy. • U8G – April 21 – In a close came Wilmington Health was able to take the win 3-2 over Ribbet Salon. April 26th – Signal was able to stay undefeated after their 20 shutout win over drangonflies. In the 2nd game Harris Teeter was able to pick up the win over Victory Awards 4-2 to help them make the playoffs. In the 3rd game Ribbet Salon won their 2nd game of the season after defeating Pleasure Island Rentals 5-0. In the 4th game Wilmington Health was able to move into 2nd Place after their win over the Island Gazette 32. In the 5th game Signal was able to end their regular season with a undefeated record 6-0-1. In the 6th game dragonflies defeated Pleasure Island Rentals to take their 1st win of the season. And in the final game of the day the Island Gazette was able to finish tied for 2nd Place in the Regular Season with a 4-2 win. (Tie breaker was decided by the

teams head to head match up). • U9G – April 22 – Chick Fil A and Masonboro Family Medicine ended in a 1-1 tie. In the 2nd game CBHF Engineers was able to pick up the win 7-0 over State Farm David Ward. April 26th – Masonboro Family Medicine was able to pick up a close win over Beach Charms 2-1. In the 2nd game Kate’s Pancake House was able to pick up the win 6-0 over State Farm David Ward. In game 3 Chick Fil A was able to pick up a close win over CBHF Engineers 2-1. In the 4th game Kates Pancake House was also able to win a 2-1 game over Beach Charms. In the 5th game Chick Fil A and Masonboro Family Mediciene ended in a 11 tie. In the final game CBHF Engineers was able to defeat State Farm David Ward 6-0. • U10G – April 24 – E2A and Victory Health ended in a 1-1 tie. • U11/12G – April 26 – Subsurface Support was able to pick up their 3rd win of the season 4-1 over Fuzzy Peach. After a 15-minute break the girls had to play again but this time came up short against Wethrill family Dentistry 4-0. In the 3rd game NRL Builders and Fuzzy Peach ended in a 22 tie. In the 4th Game Wethrill Family Dentistry was able to win their 2nd game of the day 5-0 over Inner Solutions. In the final game Constructive Building Solutions was able to defeat Seahawks Soccer Cams 3-1 improving their record to 32. • U14G – April 24 – Pleasure Island Voyage was able to defeat Above & Beyond HVACimproving their record to 3-1-1 on the season. April 26 – Pleasure Island Voyage improved to 4-1-1 with the win 4-0 over Above & Beyond HVAC. In the 2nd See PISA, page 9B

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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CAPT MIKE HARRISON Lucy’s Choice Bay Charters

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

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

(Pictured Above): Here’s an average size Jack Crevalle. (see Hook Line & Sinker).

(Pictured Above): Ken caught a few nice Reds fishing with Robert Schoonmaker this week.

“Saved by the Zone: The Life Jacket Zone” Safety Campaign to Begin he N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will partner with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in a summer boating safety campaign, “Saved by the Zone: The Life Jacket Zone.” Other partners include N.C. State Parks, the Neuse Riverkeeper Foundation, Safe Kids Wake County and the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary. The boating safety partnership is coordinating “Life Jacket Zone” stencils painted at boat ramps across the state and in southern Virginia, along with boating safety educational events and an online life jacket photo contest. The campaign will urge boaters to wear a life jacket anytime they are on the water. Learn more at ZoneNC. The campaign will kick-off with a Triangle See Life Jackets, page 19B

(Pictured Above): New summer boating safety campaign, “Saved by the Zone: The Life Jacket Zone,” starts May 3.

New Assessment Concludes that Butterfish Are Not Overfished Council Applauds Collaborative Efforts to Determine Butterfish Stock Status A new scientific assessment of the butterfish population indicates that the stock is not overfished and that overfishing is not occurring. These findings were detailed in the 58th Stock Assessment Workshop (SAW) Summary Report, which was released by the NMFS Northeast Fisheries Science Center last month after being approved by a

panel of external peer reviewers during the Stock Assessment Review Committee (SARC) process. The results of this assessment are particularly significant because the status of butterfish had been classified as "unknown" since the previous assessment was completed in 2010 (SAW/SARC 49). Although the SARC 49 review

panel had agreed that overfishing was not likely occurring, it did not accept the adequacy of the biological reference points (BRPs) used for stock status determination. The high degree of uncertainty in the previous assessment was due in part to the biology of the stock. See AWARDS, page 16B

Boating Safety Course May 5, 8 & 12 The Wilmington Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 10-6 is offering the: About Boating Safety (ABS) Course. This is a good beginner’s course as well as a refresher. Includes an introduction to boating, boating law, safety equipment, navigation aids,

trailering, storing and protecting your boat and much more.The Course will be held on May 5, 8 & 12. Monday and Thursday 6:30 to 9:00 PM Each Night. Classes will be held at the CFCC Downtown Campus, Burnett Building in Room W060 on Water Street.

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

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

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

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

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

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


Mrs. Jackson’s Class Presents Ocean & Sea Life Projects

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): Mrs. Jackson's UNCW student intern, Miss Norwood helped her students make ocean and sea life projects. The students then shared them with other classes at Carolina Beach Elementary,

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Introduction to QiGong with Ralph Miller May 14th Join Ralph Miller as we explore the world of QiGong! As a foundation to tai chi, the gentle and rolling movements allow the breath to be smooth and light. This directs the qi to the tendons and bones, increasing the body’s vitality. Classes are scheduled for Wednesday,

May 14th and 28th from 6:00 – 7:00 pm. Cost is only $5.00 per participant. All participants must be Recreation Center members or pay the daily guest fee plus the rate of the class. For more information, please contact the Recreation Center at (910) 458-2977.

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

Wednesday, May 14th and 28th from 7:00 – 8:00 pm. Cost is only $5.00 per participant. All participants must be Recreation Center members or pay the daily guest fee plus the rate of the class. For more information, please contact the Recreation Center at (910) 458-2977.

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

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

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

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

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

Friday from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm. Cost is $7.00 per class. All participants must be Recreation Center members or pay the daily guest fee plus the rate of the class. For more information, please contact the Recreation Center at 458-2977.

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

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

MOVIES from page 1B wrong adventure - CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 (PG – 2014). On June 29th, we will present MONSTERS UNIVERSITY (PG 2012) followed by our Independence Day weekend selection with this years’ NUT JOB (PG 2014). Halfway through our summer season on July 13th, we present the greatest Turkey Movie of all time –

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

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

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

PISA from page 5B game Crossfire and Wild Wings Girls ended in a 2-2 tie. In the 3rd game Crossfire was able to improve to 2-3-2 after their 1-0 win over Feisol Tripods. • U7B – April 24 – Wilmington Health defeated Speech Therapy Plus 5-0. April 26 – Atlantic Towers won a close game over Superior Auto 4-3. In the 2nd game Wilmington Helath was able to win 3-0 over Firebelly. In the 3rd game Bouncin Party Rentals was able to defeat Speech Therapy Plus 4-1. In there 2nd game of the day Wilmington Health won a close game over Atlantic Towers 2-1 improving their record to 4-2. In the 5th game Bouncin Party Rentals was able to pick up the win 4-2 over Superior Auto. In the final game Little BWW was able to win a close game over Speech Therapy Plus 3-2. • U8B – April 24 – State Farm Jonathan Calhon and Rucker Johns ended in a 2-2 tie. In the 2nd game Tumble

Gym was able to pick up the win over Cranfill, Summer & Hartzog 6-3. In the 3rd game Wilmington Athletic Club won by a final score of 3-1. April 26 – Rent a John improved to 4-1-1 after their 52 win over Omega Sports. In the 2nd game Tumble Gym was able to remain perfect at 7-0 after their close 2-1 win over Progressive Land Development. In the final game Rucker Johns was able to pick up their 1st win of the season 53 over Omega Sports. • U9B – April 22 – Kidsville News was able to pick up a close win over Refuge City Church 3-2. In the other game Bellhart Marine defeated 4 Seasons Site & Demo. April 26 – In the 1st game Refuge City Church picked up the 6-1 win over Omega Sports. In the 2nd game Bellhart Marine won a close game against Pleasure Island Insurance 1-0. In the 3rd game Refuge City Church improved their record to 5-2 after their win over 4 Seasons Site &

demo 9-4. In the 4th game Bellhart Marine improved their record to 5-2 after their win over Omega Sports 6-1. In the final game Kidsville News improved to 5-1 after their 3-0 shutout against Pleasure Island Insurance. • U10B – April 26 – El Cazador won their 6th of the season after their 4-1 win over Barry K Henline, PLLC. In the 2nd game Barry K Henline, PLLC was able to improve to 4-3 after their 6-0 win over Island Montessori School. In the 3rd game El Cazador was able to stay perfect on their season at 7-0 after they defeated Uncle Vinny’s 6-3. • U11/12B – April 26 Shuckin Shack was able to remain in 1st Place after their 6-0 win over Play It Again Sports. In the 2nd Wilmington Lawn was able to pick up the win 8-6 over Port City Geomatics. In the 3rd game Shuck Shack won their 2nd game of the day to improve to 6-0-1 after they defeated Hwy 55 7-2. In the 4th game

Masonboro Family Medicine was able to pick up the win against Play It Again Sports 52. In game 5 State Farm Jonathan Calhoun defeated Byrnes Realty 5-2. In the 6th game Wilmington Lawn won a close game over Masonboro Family Medicine 43. In the 7th game Hwy 55 and State Farm – Jonathan Calhoun ended in a 2-2 tie. In the final game Port City Geomatics was able to improve to 4-3 on their season after the 7-2 win over Byrnes Realty. • U13/14B – April 22 – Buffalo Wild Wings defeated Krazy Kones by a 2-0 shutout. In the 2nd game Cape Fear Massage & Wellness defeated Michael’s Seafood 3-1. April 26 – Michael Seafood defeated Southport Sharks 3-0. In the next game the Hurricanes were able to slide past Wake FC 2-1. In the final game Cape Fear Massage & Wellness was able to 4-1 and stay in 1st Place after they defeated Buffalo Wild Wings.

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

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

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

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

Gazette, Apri l 30th, 2014 9B evenings throughout the season BOOGIE from page 2B Wednesday mornings from 10- will bring the Friday Variety 11:30 am starting June 11th you entertainment series to the Park. can join your favorite fairy tale Check out our website, princesses for Story Time by, for the Sea. Also, various Friday more details. MEETING from page 2B $5.00 donation requested. Limit of 25 participants. Meet at the Federal Point History Center. 1121-A N Lake Park Blvd. Carolina Beach, North Carolina. Call 910-4580502 to reserve your place.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cape Fear Dance Theatre. Culinary Arts host demonstrations that include pizza toss by Uncle Vinny’s Restaurant. Last year’s main event artwork of 10’ silk batik banners that were created by Kristin Gibson and September Krueger will be sold during the event. These banners have been show in several galleries and are stunning. The festival is a collaborative event with the Carolina Beach Arts and Activities Committee and newly formed Island Arts and Culture Alliance. The objective of the festival is to raise awareness and appreciation of the arts by enabling the public to get involved with the creative processes.For more information contact Christine Higgins at 610.909.7643,


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SOFTBALL from page 4B winning by a final score of 7-4. The Ladies recorded 12 hits in the game and comitted just 1

error. The Ladies are in 1st Place in the Mid-Eastern Conference.

Gazette, Apri l 30th, SOCCER from page 4B goal off of a direct kick late in the game, with a final score of 5-2, Eagles. This win brings the Eagles overall record to 7-

2014 13B 5-2, with a record of 4-4-1 in conference play. The Lady Eagles travel to Hoggard Tuesday night.

LACROSSE from page 4B LIGHTS for Ashley: Peyton LeCompte 3 Goals, Penka Heusinkveld 2 Goals, Ashley Merritt 1 Goal, Natalee Kasdan

1 Goal, Heather Talton 1 Goal, and Felicity Havens 1 Assist In Goal:A - Kelsea Meadows 23 SOG/9 Save.


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16B Gazette, Apri l 30th, 2014 school’s website at www.nhcs SPIRIT from page 7B Carolina Beach will host the .net/cbes If you want to find a next Spirit Night donating a way to do your part to support portion of their evening’s pro- Carolina Beach Elementary ceeds Monday May 5th. For School’s PTO by simply doing more information, please check- your everyday activities, look out our website by clicking on no further! Here are a few ways “PTO”, then “EVENTS” on you can do your part! SUPPORT from page 7B To register for the program , call 1-800-210-9569 or register online. Friends and family can too! Visit register, for more information. Harris Teeter: Link your VIC card at Harris Teeter and a portion of the proceeds from your sale will be donated to our school. Before your sale is processed you must mention your school code, 4714. Visit ault.aspx?pageId=292 for more information. Target: Target will donate 1% of all purchases made using your Target Visa or your Target

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

PIML from page 5B Beach Bums to just 20-points. The 84-27 win moves Port City Fire into a 4-way tie for 1st Place. HIGHLIGHTS: Port City Fire: #5 Deion Shabazz 19, #21 William Jacobs 11, #55 Lewis Harvin and #33 Jim Freeman Jr 9-points each, #15 Ankee James 8, #25 Key Shawn Bailey 7, #1 Roderick Moss 6. Carolina Beach Bums: #20 Micah Hendrix and #25 David Thumser 7-points each, #0 Forest Kimble 6, #14 TJ Ivey 5, #8 Zach Evans 2. 8:30PM – Douglas Electric Co. vs. Flint Tropics – Douglas Electric’s offense exploded in the 1st half of this game. After connecting on 8 3points including 4 from Richard Sheppard giving them a 12-point lead by halftime 5038. After halftime Douglas didn’t slow down the scoring and outscored Flint Tropics again 43-27 giving them the win 9365. HIGHLIGHTS: Douglas Electric Co.:#14 Richard Sheppard 26 8 3-points (1 2pointers toe had to be on the line), #33 Shawn Batts 20, #7 Bruce Church 15, #5 Anthony Suerken 13, #11 Daniel Lockwood 9, #50 Mike Gibbs 5, and #23 Jeff Cayton 4. Flint Tropics: #32 Alec Prindable 29, #5 Drew Brinson 13, #25 Joel Yoworski 9, #33 Tyler Caproni 8, #1 Hayden Yoworski 4, and #22 Cory Montgmery 2. • April 24, 2014 6:30PM – The Green Mombas vs, Anderson Air LLC – Anderson Air LLC moved into a tie for 1st Place after

their win by forfeit. 7:30PM – Flint Tropics vs. Carolina Beach Bums – By halftime Flint tropics was able to double the score on the Carolina Beach Bums taking a 30-15 lead by halftime. After halftime Flint Tropics started shooting and connecting on more 3-pointers as their offense picked up 58-points. Flint Tropics won by a final score of 88-39 also putting them into a tie for 1st Place. HIGHLIGHTS: Flint Tropics #33 Tyler Caproni 22, #32 Alec Prindable and #77 Mike Jenks 16-points each, #12 Wes Parker 10, #25 Joel Yoworski 8, #5 Drew Brinson and #1 Hayden Yoworski 6-points each and #22 Cory Montgomery 4points. Carolina Beach Bums: #00 Micah Evans 15, #8 Zach Evans 12, #29 Joey Conn 7, #7 Todd Jeffreys 3, and #20 Jason Kaziah 2-points. - 8:30PM – The win by Douglas Electric Co. caused a 4-way tie for 1st Place between Douglas, 2nd Chance, Anderson Air LLC and Port City Fire at 5-2 and Flint Tropics, is just a half game back at 5-3. HIGHLIGHTS: 2nd Chance: #3 Josh Shackelford 31, #24 Maurice Murphy 11, #15 Luke Bruin 9, and #32 Dustin Morgan, #34 Tom Bruin and #11 Chris Dodds 6-points each. Douglas Elcetric Co.: #50 Mike Gibbs and #11 Daniel Lockwood 21points each, #23 Jeff Cayton and #7 Bruce Church each had 10-points, #33 Shawn Batts 9 and #5 Anthony Suerkin 8.

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.

TROT from page 4B Race day registration will be $30 and will begin at 7:00 a.m. To register log onto:

tion?ee=128. For additional information, contact Jessica Eliot at or (910) 254-4304.

AWARDS from page 6B Butterfish are relatively shortlived and experience high rates of natural mortality. These factors make the stock size strongly dependent on recruitment, resulting in high variability in stock size estimates from year to year. For the most recent assessment, scientists sought to reduce some of these sources of uncertainty by utilizing a new modeling approach that incorporated current research on estimation of catchability. This revised approach provided an improved basis for understanding the stock history and allowed for the successful estimation of BRPs. The reviewer summary found that the incorporation of new information from research studies "led to improved understandings of the population dynamics. In addition to determining that the stock was not overfished (at or above BMSY), the assessment also concluded that the stock had been above the biomass target for the entirety of the time series used (1989-2012). "This assessment represents tremendous progress that's being made through ongoing collaborative efforts to understand the dynamics and status of this fishery," said Council Chairman Rick Robins. "Having a conclusive, peer-reviewed stock assessment is a major leap forward in this fishery.” Support for the stock assessment was expressed by a number of Council members and other attendees at the Council's most

recent meeting in Montauk, New York. "A lot of people from many different disciplines played an integral part in the success of this, and I think the results speak for themselves," said Greg DiDomenico, Executive Director of the Garden State Seafood Association. "This type of collaboration needs to be applied to other species." Meeting attendees also noted the contributions of Geir Monsen, an advisor to the Council who passed away last year. “Geir Monsen’s persistent encouragement to improve our understanding of this fishery has come to fruition,” stated Chairman Robins. “His efforts will benefit the resource, the fishery, and the Council.” Although it has not yet been determined how the new assessment will affect butterfish quotas for 2015 and beyond, many fishermen are hopeful that higher quotas will allow for expansion of a directed butterfish fishery. "From a practical standpoint, the outcome we have now is that there are enough fish for a directed fishery while still accounting for the forage needs of other species and accommodating the longfin squidfishery," said DiDomenico. "The fact that we've got people in other countries eating butterfish caught by U.S. fishermen cannot be overlooked." A complete summary of the stock assessment results, including assessments for tilefish and northern shrimp, is available here.

SUDAN from page 1B Avenue. Enjoy clowns, animated animals, miniature trucks, cars and the Drum and Bugle Corps who march in support of the Shriners Hospitals for Children. Shriners are distinguished by an enjoyment of life and a commitment to philanthropy. They enjoy parades, trips, dances, dinners, sporting events and other social occasions. They support what has been called the "World's Greatest Philanthropy,"

Shriners Hospitals for Children, a network of 22 pediatric specialty hospitals, operated and maintained by the Shriners. All children, up to 18 years old, may be eligible for treatment at Shriners Hospitals if they, in the opinion of the hospital's chief of staff, could benefit from the specialized care available at Shriners Hospitals. Eligibility is not based on financial need or relationship to a Shriner. For more information visit

AQUARIUM from page 2B 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. OUTDOORS & EXPLORATION • SURF FISHING WORKSHOP - 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. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED. The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher is located just south of Kure Beach, a short drive from Wilmington, on U.S. 421. The site is less than a mile from the Fort Fisher ferry terminal. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission:$10.95 ages 13-61; $9.95 62+ and military; $8.95 ages 3-12. Free admission for: children 2 and younger, registered groups of N.C. school children, and N.C. Aquarium Society members. General information:

SBJF from page 2B 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 30th, FISHING from page 2B awards ceremony will be held upon conclusion of the Tournament. This growing

2014 17B event provides accessible fishing to over 300 people and is sure to be a memorable day for all involved.

UDC from page 1B Mrs. Woodard extended an invitation to the Memorial Day Service at Fort Fisher at the Confederate Monument on Battle Acre at the historic site at 10am May 10, 2014. Pinch and Homemade cakes were served

provided by the North Carolina Division President, Mrs. Jimmy Marlowe, after lunch. Plans were also discussed about the forthcoming General UDC Convention which will be hosted by the North Carolina Division in 2015.

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

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

BASEBALL from page 4B Perryman singled. Jordan Fentress, running for Cully, stole 3rd and then scored on a wild throw by the catcher. Then William Noxon drove in Kyle Stewart, who was running for Dakota, with a 2 out double. Ashley extended the lead to 60, when Crott singled to center, Fentress stole 2nd, Perryman walked, Noxon reached on an error. Donovan then hit the big blow with a 3 run homerun to left. The Eagles move to 14-5 for the season, 7-3 in conference play. Ashley travels to Laney on Tuesday to face the Bucs in a 6:00 game. •4/28 – Ashley 6 Laney 3 Ashley's Cully Crott had another gutsy performance on the mound tonight, scattering 4 hits over 6 1/3 innings, striking out 8, and most importantly, picking up the win over Laney by a score of 6-3. The Eagles struck first in the top of the first, when with two outs, Cully started a short rally with a double to left. Dakota Perryman promptly sin-

gled through the left side, scoring courtesy runner Jordan Fentress. In the top of the second, Kameron Johnson singled, advanced to second on a Donovan Francis groundout, then scored on an error by the shortstop on a hard hit ball by Alex Highsmith. Alex advanced to third on a passed ball, before scoring on a sacrifice fly by Evan Laverick. The Eagles scored 3 more in the fifth on a Highsmith walk, Laverick sac bunt, another Crott double to left, and another Perryman single to left. Francis came in to pitch in relief, securing the last 2 outs of the game for the win. The Eagles will play for at least a share of the conference title at home Thursday against West Brunswick. Game time is 6:00, and it is Senior Recognition Night! Please come support these young men in their quest for a conference championship!! Ashley's record is 15-5, 8-3 in the conference.


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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

TRACK from page 4B top finisher with a jump of 12'. In the Boys Shot Put Russell Corbett was the top finisher in first place with a 47'4". Morgan Targetta was the top Girl Eagle in the Shot with a throw of 27'9" and placed 2nd. Diego Abraham was the top finisher in the triple with a mark of 35'10". Raven Davis Placed 4th in the Long with a jump of 14'9". In the High Jump Tyree Gaithright placed 3rd with a jump of 6'2". Alex

Banoczi was the 1st place finisher in the Discus with a School Record throw of 151'6". Madison Bonser was the top eagle for the girls discus with a mark of 67'1" In the Boys 1600 Daniel Lancaster finished 3rd with a 4:38. Julia Boudreau was 4th in the women' s 1600 with a time of 5:42. Will Mayo was 6th overall in the men's 3200 with a time of 10:46. Sara Silika became the new Girls school record Holder in the

3200m with a time of 12:15 and a 2nd place finish. David Fletchner was 2nd in the boys 800m with a time of 2:04. Julia Boudreau was 2:34 in the 800 and finished 3rd. In the 400m Destiny Godfrey broke the school record with a first place finish and a time of 1:00.5. Joe Harty finished 5th overall with a time of 52.8. In the boys 100 Zan Richardson finished 2nd with a time of 11.08 and Jamie Stacey Finished 1st in the 100 with a

(Pictured Above): R-L: Jamie Stacey finished in 1st Place in the Girl’s 200 and Teammate Destiny Godfrey was 2nd.

(Pictured Above): David Fletchner muscled his way to 2nd Place in the Boys 800 with a Season Best Time of 2:04.

(Pictured Above): Tyree Garthright soared to a new best preformence as his jump of 6’2” got his 3rd Place.

(Pictured Above): Destiny Godfrey had a good day on the Track. Above she took 1st Place in the 400, she also was 2nd in the 100 and 200 Meter Dash’s. ALZHEIMER’S from page 3B 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 challenges that come with caring for someone with Alzheimer’s.” In recognition of World Alzheimer’s Month (September 2013), the Home Instead Senior Care network is offering a number of free resources to help local families who are living with Alzheimers, including workshops where family members

will receive a version of the same in-depth Alzheimers CARE: Changing Aging Through Research and Education® training program training that was developed for the network’s professional CAREGivers. The workshops will offer specific solutions for the many common issues that arise when caring for someone with Alzheimer’s. The workshops will be offered on Wednesday, September 18, 25, October 9, 23, November 13, 20 and December 11 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Home Instead Senior Care, 2505 South 17th Street, Wilmington, NC. Also available is a free Confidence to Care at Home kit, an at-aglance collection of information, tips and resources to help handle difficult situations, avoid household accidents, encourage engagement, and prevent caregiver stress, that is designed for any member of the household to reference, any-

time they need it. In addition, Home Instead Senior Care has developed Alzheimer’s and Other Dementias Daily Helper, a free smartphone app that families can use to search behaviors and help find solutions when they have to react quickly 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.

time of 12.6. Zan Richardson won the 200m with a time of 22.6 and Jamie Stacey won the 200 with a 26.02. In the 100m Hurdles Rachel Luscher placed 2nd with a 18.09. Damien Batts was 3rd overall in the 300m hurdles at 41.98 and Rachel Luscher was 3rd at 53.7. Please Congratulate these student athletes and support them this week in the Conference Championship at Hoggard on thur.

Gazette, Apri l 30th, 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

2014 19B 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.

Life Jacket from page 6B Boating Safety Day at Falls Lake on May 3 from 1-3 p.m. Staff from the Corps of Engineers, Wildlife Commission and other boating safety partners will set up interactive displays, giveaways and a free life jacket exchange for children while supplies last, along with patrol boat ridealong opportunities for the media. The event will take place at the Highway 50 Boating Access Area, located at 13900 Creedmoor Road, Wake Forest, N.C. “Most people who drown in a boating accident had a life jacket available, but they were not wearing it when they entered the water,” said Maj. Chris Huebner, the

Commission’s boating safety coordinator. “Accidents happen quickly. Too often, there isn’t time or you are unable to locate a life jacket and put it on.” State law requires children younger than 13 to wear an appropriate life jacket whenever they are on a recreational vessel that is under way. It must be U.S. Coast Guard approved and be a proper fit, with youth sizes corresponding to weight. State law also requires all personal watercraft riders and anyone being towed to wear proper life jackets. All recreational vessels must have a life jacket of a suitable size for each person aboard and each skier being towed. Learn more at /Boating/LawsSafety.aspx

20B Gazette, Apri l 30th, 2014 by Judy Kunf of Cake Lady BELLE’S from page 1B attire along jewelry, purses and Designs. sandals all modeled by some Proceeds from the event amazing, local volunteers. and the silent auction benefitGuests also enjoyed a southern ted the Federal Point Help style luncheon and freshly Center of Carolina Beach. made, hand blended, gourmet Servicing more than 10,000 teas from AMITEA, donated by people since 1985, the center owner Judith Beckley along has helped residents in need of with delicious desserts and pas- food, clothing, utility bills, rent tries freshly baked and donated and anything else it can afford.

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(Pictured Above): The Primrose Cottage is located in the Federal Point Shopping Center and can’t be missed as it is situated just on the corner as you enter the shopping center. If you would like more information about the Primrose Cottage, their inventory or how to become a consigner please don’t hesitate to give them a call at (910) 458-0144 and follow them on Facebook! You can also become a friend of the Primrose Cottage on Facebook where you will get updated about all of the great upcoming sales and events and newly arrivals at the Primrose Cottage. The Primrose Cottage is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Stop in today and check out all of the fantastic finds in the Primrose Cottage. By: Jasmine K. McKee Staff Writer The Primrose Cottage in Carolina Beach is a locally renowned consignment shop that is filled to the brim with amazing finds. Their massive selection makes them a must stop for anyone who is shopping for a bargain on artwork, home décor, furniture and so much more. They have “an ever changing assortment of furniture, home décor, collectables,

nautical gifts, pottery, glass, iron and other fabulous funky finds!” Their collection of gently used and new items that have come to the shop through others hands is always growing and every time you walk in the store you are bound to find something new. Shoppers love the bargains and consigners love how many people make it a point to peruse their selection every day. As a consignment shop the Primrose Cottage has new items arriving See PRIMROSE, page 6C


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Shop the Federal Point History Center’s Gift Shop for Mother’s Day

TipTop Frame has all your Framing Needs

(Pictured Above): Tiptop Frame is located in the Federal Point Plaza in Unit 2, for details, call 910-707-1230 or email, hours are 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Sprague welcomes any input of items of framing that artists of the area would like to have access to, to make it convenient for them. (Pictured Above): The Federal Point Historic Preservation Society is located 1121-A North Lake Park Boulevard in Carolina Beach on the south edge of the Town of Carolina Beach Municipal complex. They are open Tuesdays, Friday and Saturday from 10:00am until 4:00pm. They can be reached by calling (910)458-0502 and online at If your Mom enjoys local History visit the Federal Point History Center’s Gift Shop before Mother’s Day on May 11th. The Center is the only place you can find official “Ocean Plaza” t-shirts, they are available in all sizes and several colors for only $14 each. In addition you can find a huge selection of historic post cards, books, CD’s and maps. There are plenty of goodies for kids like pirate paper trails, color in postcards and sea life stuffed animals. Pick up a hand painted See FPHC, page 5C

By: Candace Lookingbill Staff Writer Owner Skip Sprague of TipTop Frame has added new items at his store. He now has custom photo mats of your favorite place on Pleasure Island and all you need to do is insert

your captured memories. Plus it is ready for hanging. He also has garden decorations, they are handmade of vintage glassware and plates, the paint is fired onto the pieces, so that it will keep its color for many seasons and the adhesive used is made to withstand temperature and moisture. Both are

under $50. He has also just received more than 25 new moulding samples just for this area’s photos. And, he has limited number of floral oval frames, which he can cut oval mats and glass to complete the framing. He will meet all of your graduation and wedding day framing See TIP TOP , page 5C

Stylish summer wear available at No Problem Islandware

SPRING IS THE TIME TO CLEAN AND CHARLIE'S SUPERCLEAN IS HERE TO HELP Spring is the time to clean and Charlie's Superclean is here to help you with all of your carpet and upholstery cleaning needs!. High traffic areas that hold dirt and stains are eyesores. When vacuuming alone can not take care of the problem call Charlie’s Superclean. Charlie’s Superclean offers professional carpet and upholstery cleaning. With over 25 years of quality workmanship you know that you are getting the best service See CHARLIE’S, page 5C

Warm weather is back! So to be boardwalk or beach ready, you will have no problem finding your stylish clothing and accessories at No Problem Islandware. Owner Toni Lyons

Your Local Real Estate Market Analysis 1st Quarter 2014 Progress Report by Zip Code More from Last Week’s Issue of the Island Gazette Zip Code 28411 The average selling price of $296,335 has increased 9.4% from first quarter 2013 average selling price of $270,818. 35% of sellers in first quarter 2014 paid a concession, compared to 32% in first quarter 2013. The average list price of $316,914 for 2014 has increased 12.4% over first quarter 2013 average list price of $281,894. The best of all zip codes. The average number of days a property remained on the market for 2014 was 122 days, compared to 131 days for first quarter 2013. The median sold price of $217,837 for 2014 has increased by 8.9% from first quarter 2013. Sold homes in first quarter 2014 received 93.51% of the asking price, a decrease from 96.07% for first quarter 2013.

Zip Code 28412 The average selling price of $199,420 has increased 11.3% over first quarter 2013 average selling price of $179,161. The best of all zip codes. 38% of sellers in first quarter 2014 paid a concession, compared to 25% for first quarter 2013. The average list price of $203,290 for 2014 has increased 10.8% over first quarter 2013 average list price of $183,470. The average number of days a property remained on

the market for 2014 was 98 days, compared to 114 days for first quarter 2013. The median sold price of $178,450 for 2014 has increased 19.0% from first quarter 2013. The best of all zip codes. Sold homes in first quarter 2014 received 98.10% of the asking price, an increase from 97.65% for first quarter 2013. The best of all zip codes. Zip Code 28451 The average selling price of $197,126 has increased 7.1% from first quarter 2013 See MARKET, page 5C

takes pride in making sure that the store has current inventory available for all shoppers. New items are arriving daily, for all genders from ages 12 to 99 years. The clothing is one-of-

a-kind items that you will not find anywhere else. There are flirty summer dresses, swimsuit cover-ups, Hawaiian shirts and so much more to choose from. See No Problem, page 5C

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Give Mom a New Look at Shelia’s Wig

(Pictured Above): Sheila’s Wigs and Skin Care salon is located in Wilmington at 917 S-Kerr Avenue just across from Atlantic Appliance. They are open on Mondays through Fridays and on Saturdays by appointment. Please contact them to schedule an appointment for your own consultation today. If you would like to find out more about Sheila’s Wigs give them a call (910) 798-0704. Shelia’s Wig and Skin Care Salon in Wilmington is one of the most trusted names in wigs and customized makeup services in the area. Owner and operator of Sheila’s Wigs, Sheila Steel, opened her first salon in 1973. She has been working with wigs for as long as she can remember, was formally trained in Charlotte and is known as one of the most knowledgeable and experi-

enced custom wig fitters in the area. The custom wig fitting process is simple and private. It starts with making an appointment. From there they will meet with you for a private consultation where they will assess your needs and suggest the options that are best suited to your individual situation. After the specific wig or replacement is selected they See SHELIA, page 4C


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When's the Right Time to See an Orthodontist If you are refusing to smile because you are embarrassed by your crooked teeth, it is time to seek the help of an orthodontist! Orthodontists are trained in moving teeth around and can help align your teeth into a healthy smile. Historically, children and teenagers were the majority of patients seeking the care of an orthodontist. Today, one in five orthodontic patients is an adult. What Exactly Do Orthodontists Do? The main reason a patient consults with an orthodontist is to take care of their malocclusion, or "bad bite." An orthodontist is skilled in straightening of the teeth which helps how your teeth fit together, and thus how your jaw aligns. Essentially, an orthodontist corrects your bite and makes your smile look "perty" as we say here in the South. In order to do this, they have many different tools and hardware which include: braces, trays or aligners, headgear, and retainers. Depending on a patient’s teeth, an orthodontist

would use a combination of these. A general dentist will sometimes give the patient a referral to see an orthodontist, just like doctors in other fields would do. Mainly this would be the case if a kid was being teased at school for his crooked teeth. However, here at Bozart Family Dentistry, we are one of the few dentists who also handle orthodontics in house as well. In order to become an orthodontist, a person needs to finish four years of dental school and then move on to two See BOZART, page 5C

tom fit a wig if needed. No matter the reason for the loss of one’s natural hair, Shelia’s can help. For issues like bald spots and thinning hair replacements may be the best solution. Sheila’s can put on replacements that will help to fill out thinning hair and cover bald spots. Replacements can be permanently affixed or even temporary if you like the ability to remove them. All of their products are safe

Red Cross Assists Tornado Victims in Eastern NC The American Red Cross has been helping residents recover after tornadoes struck 12 counties in NC damaging and destroying hundreds of homes. Since Friday, volunteers have met with dozens of families, handed out supplies, and served more than 1,000 meals in snacks. In the hardest hit counties of Beaufort, Chowan, Perquimans and Pasquotank over 60 Red Cross workers from around the region are providing support where it is needed most. Red Cross emergency response vehicles are driving through these areas handing out supplies and meeting with residents to determine their needs and discuss disaster recovery planning for the weeks and months ahead. Today, the focus will be getting tarps and clean up supplies to people with damaged homes in advance of rain and bad weather expected to hit eastern NC throughout the week. Many homes remain without power and the Red Cross will also be delivering meals, water and snacks to the affected communities.

“We want to make sure our community members affected by these tornadoes get the help they need,” said Lynwood Roberson, Regional Executive CEO for the Eastern NC Region of the American Red Cross. “Not only are we here to provide food and supplies but we’re here to support the emotional well-being our residents by providing an ear to listen or a shoulder to lean on.” One shelter remains open in Beaufort County at Snowd Branch Church of God (3283 VOA Rd, Washington). Anyone in need of assistance should call 1-800 RED CROSS. The work of the American Red Cross is made possible by the generosity of volunteers and donors. All disaster assistance is provided free to anyone who has experienced a disaster to meet their immediate emergency needs. Donations can be made by visiting, calling 1800-RED CROSS (1-800-7332767) or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Contributions See TORANDO, page 5C

Red Cross Offers Steps to Help Cope After Military Shootings Following three separate shooting incidents on military installations in the past week, the American Red Cross reminds members of the military and their loved ones that there are things they can do to help cope during these challenging times. The two most recent incidents occurred at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina and near the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, Virginia, and followed the tragedy last week at Fort Hood in Texas. “Although members of military communities are very resilient,

some may find themselves facing a challenging time coping with these incidents,” said Joshua Cain, Service to Armed Forces Director for the Eastern NC Region of the American Red Cross. “People may experience uncertainty and anxiety. It’s okay to feel anxious and there are steps people can take to help cope during this difficult time. ” Here are a few things people can do to help cope with the situation: • Take care of themselves. See SHOOTING, page 5C

SHELIA from page 3C then custom cut the piece to fit perfectly. The customization process can take as little as one hour to complete. They offer synthetic and real human hair wigs from 4 major brands that are considered to be the best around which is why Sheila’s only works exclusively on the products they sell. They are able to customize the style and give you the exact color you desire for the best quality hair pieces that look and feel natural. From there you can wear your new hair out wherever you go, without the worry of anyone ever knowing the difference. You can even style the hair to your liking and feel comfortable and confident. There are a variety of reasons for which people may lose their hair and Sheila’s has helped them all. It’s no secret that due to genetics some people are just going to lose more hair than others as they age, some have conditions such as trichotillosis or alopecia, and others have

hair loss due to chemotherapy treatments as they battle cancer. Sheila’s works with men, women and children to add fullness to their existing hair with replacements or can cus-

and the most real and natural looking you will ever see. Sheila’s Wigs and Skin Care salon is located in Wilmington at 917 S-Kerr Avenue just across from Atlantic Appliance. They are open on Mondays through Fridays and on Saturdays by appointment. Please contact them to schedule an appointment for your own consultation today. If you would like to find out more about Sheila’s Wigs please give them a call at (910) 798-0704.

NO PROBLEM from page 2C In addition to the apparel, available are handmade purses made from recycled aluminium cans and pop-tops, jewelry made from sea glass, recycled materials and reading sunglasses, painted salt and pepper shakers, made by local artists. Each time you stop in there is something new. Plus, check out the back wall that is where you

will find the items on sale. This is a great shop to check out frequently and it is right on the boardwalk near the gazebo. No Problem Islandware is at 8 S. Pavilion Ave., for information call 910-458-5818. The store is open from Thursday through Sunday at 11 a.m. until; beginning Memorial Day weekend the store will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days.

TIP TOP from page 2C needs, so stop in to get an idea of what he can do for you. Remember everything is done right there in the store, it is not sent away, this makes it more personable and individualized. TipTop Frame is a participant of “Island Local,” so if you stop in on Friday or check the Island Local’s Facebook page you will see what he has to offer for the Friday T-shirt day special. He still offers a monthly drawing; with every $100 you spend you will be registered for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to one

of Pleasure Island’s restaurants or attractions. Tiptop Frame is a little more than a frame shop … so, go check them out. He supports the island in every way. Tiptop Frame is located in the Federal Point Plaza in Unit 2, for details, call 910-707-1230 or email, hours are 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Sprague welcomes any input of items of framing that artists of the area would like to have access to, to make it convenient for them.

CHARLIE’S from page 2C around when you use Charlie’s for your residential or commercial job. Charlie’s Superclean is using a “New Patented Dry Cleaning Process” to better clean your carpets and upholsteries allowing for a quicker drying time these products are also Osha approved. It only takes an hour to dry and leaves behind no residues or allergen producing chemicals. Not only can he give your carpets the best cleaning available but he can also clean your upholstered sofas, chairs and other furniture. He can even clean your area rugs. Right now you can get two rooms cleaned for $49.95 or four rooms for $99.95, this is for the Dry Cleaning Service Only. Deals like that do not come around often so do not miss your chance to revitalize your homes carpets. All carpets will receive scotchguard, deodorizer, and fabric softener free of charge.

Charlie’s Superclean is a husband and wife team and does not use outside employees. If at any time you are not 100% satisfied please call them and they will gladly return to your home. They are available Mondays through Saturdays and will come out on Sundays for emergency calls. Call (910) 458- 0649 to set up an appointment with Charlie’s Superclean. Charlie’s Superclean is fully licensed and insured. Look in their ad in this newspaper for deals on furniture cleaning and discounts for civil servants. Charlie’s son, a chemist, perfected a new cleaning formula that is in the patent pending. This formula is used exclusively by Charlie’s Superclean. As of 2013 Charlie has begun franchising in North Carolina any where outside of a 40 mile range of Wilmington. Look for updates in this newspaper on how to get in on this wonderful opportunity.

FPHC from page 2C ornament by Brenda Coffey, the three designs features Federal Point Lighthouses and are a steal at only $13 each or all three for $35! If you can’t find what you are looking for there, grab an annual membership to the Federal Point Historic Preservation Society! Annual membership includes twelve issues of our monthly Newsletter and 10 monthly programs at the History Center, as well as June and December socials. It's a great place to meet and get to know others interested in our rich local history! Rates are very reasonable, forms can be downloaded at The Federal Point Historic Preservation Society was formed on March 28, 1994, for the purpose of bringing together

persons interested in the history of Federal Point Township and who wished to make a contribution in documenting and preserving North Carolina history. Through historic research, surveys, public education, markers, plaques, publications, structure identification, National Register nominations, genealogical research, and legislative lobbying, our preservation society hopes to preserve, document, and present the history of our area. The Federal Point Historic Preservation Society is located 1121-A North Lake Park Boulevard in Carolina Beach on the south edge of the Town of Carolina Beach Municipal complex. They are open Tuesdays, Friday and Saturday from 10:00am until 4:00pm. They can be reached by calling (910)458-0502 and online at

TORANDO from page 4C can also be sent by mail to a local Red Cross chapter or to the American Red Cross via P.O. Box 37243, Washington, DC 20013.

About the American Red Cross: The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's

Gazette, Apri l 30th, 2014 5C blood; teaches skills that save depends on volunteers and the lives; provides international generosity of the American humanitarian aid; and supports public to perform its mission. military members and their For more information, please families. The Red Cross is a visit or visit us on not-for-profit organization that Twitter at @RedCrossENC.

SHOOTING from page 4C Eat healthy, drink plenty of water and get enough rest. • Be patient with themselves and others. It’s common to have any number of temporary stress reactions such as anger, frustration and anxiety. • This is a time where people should take care of themselves and their families. For example, reach out to others to offer and receive support. • Parents should let children talk about their fears and then reassure them about their safety.

• People should be careful not to overexpose themselves to media reports about the tragedy. • reach out for free 24/7 counseling or support, contact the SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline at 1-800-985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs’ to 66746. WORKSHOPS AVAILABLE With many members of the military being deployed overseas, some more than once, the Red Cross has workshops and courses available to help them and their families. The Coping with

Deployments Course helps spouses, parents, siblings and significant others learn skillbuilding techniques that help them respond to the challenges of the deployment cycle. A predeployment preparedness tool reminds families about practical matters they need to plan for before the deployment such as how to get in touch with each other, finances, preparing for emergencies, legal matters and household information. You don't have to be immediate family to participate in this valuable skill building. When

someone returns from deployment, it can be a stressful time for the family. The Red Cross Reconnection Workshops support families during this time and ease the transition home. Workshop topics include Communicating Clearly; Exploring Stress and Trauma; Identifying Depression; Relating to Children and Working through Anger. To register for one or all of these workshops, you can email your name, city/state and which workshop(s) you are interested to reconnection

BOZART from page 4C or three years of concentrated study in orthodontics. Many general dentists could handle minor orthodontic problems and do some orthodontic work, but most likely will send a more complicated case to see an orthodontist. Why Visit an Orthodontist? Even though most patients see the orthodontist for reasons of appearance, one of the most important outcomes is how the teeth will fit together once the treatment is complete. Teeth that are crooked or crowded can cause more serious problems such as tooth decay, gum disease, and even the loss of teeth. The reason is simple. Overlapping, crowded teeth are much more difficult to clean. A case of bad bite can also lead to problems with talking and chewing, and even grinding and clenching. Through the years, we have seen many advancements in orthodontic care. In 1927 stainless steel brackets were introduced. Skip ahead to the 1970's and clear ceramic or porcelain brackets appeared on the scene. In 1999, Invisalign broke through. It is a serious of clear trays that fit in the mouth and are changed every two weeks. There are also other types of tray aligners such as: Red, White, and Blue,

ClearCorrect, and Simpli5. Today, some braces are made to be nearly invisible as well. They have clear or tooth colored brackets and others even adhere to the back side, or lingual, of your teeth. When to See an Orthodontist Children should see an orthodontist no later than the age of 7, because at this age the jaw is still developing and it's always best to try and catch issues early. Most kids will see an orthodontist between the ages of 9 and 14, but the average for girls is a little younger. Typically, the ages for adult patients might be 26 to 44 years old, but there are also those that will seek care well into their 60s and 70s. Each patient’s care is customized for their teeth, but treatment typically takes between one to three years. Choosing an Orthodontist The best way to choose an orthodontist is to take referrals from family and friends. Once you have done so, interview each by asking questions, such as how easy it is to reschedule an appointment. Typically, a patient visits the orthodontist every month or so and other engagements can often pop up, interfering with appointments. You may also want to ask if there is a family discount, as crooked teeth tend to run in the

family! Whether or not your orthodontist is the right fit often simply depends on the personality of the orthodontist and your overall feeling when you are there. How inviting is the office and what are the mannerisms of the staff? Are they friendly and helpful to yourself and the patients around you? First Things First: A Consultation Most orthodontists will offer a free or low-cost consultation to their patients which could include a panoramic X-ray that gives a complete mouth view, photographs, and a medical history. An orthodontist may also measure how wide a person is able to open their mouth and if there's tenderness in the jaw muscle or clicking of the jaw, including grinding. The protrusion may also be measured. This is how far the teeth are jutting out. The crowding of the teeth is also factored into the plan your orthodontist puts into action for you. At the end of the appointment, a patient will get an estimate of what it will cost, the projected length of treatment, and the overall goals of the orthodontic treatment. Cost of Orthodontic Care Costs for orthodontic care vary widely upon region and doctor. Prices may also vary

from neighborhood to neighborhood and can also depend upon the number of patients a practice sees throughout the day. Keep in mind that more expensive does not mean that you are receiving better care. For instance, if an orthodontist offers high end video games in their waiting room, you may be paying more for those extras than for actual care that you are getting. Payment options are typically available and many times interest-free financing can be taken advantage of for those clients with good credit. Most also offer financing options through a bank. Furthermore, in 2010 60% of all new patients had dental insurance that includes orthodontic benefits and care. Be sure to ask if there is a lifetime cap or maximum, or any age limits when it comes to financing. Also, remember that like any insurance, orthodontic insurance is set up to cover only a portion of the fee, not all of it. Once you have completed your orthodontic care, you will have a newfound confidence in yourself. It's amazing what a difference a beautiful smile can make for your life! (910) 392-9101 familydentistry

MARKET from page 2C average selling price of $184,016. 33% of sellers in first quarter 2014 paid a concession, compared to 25% for first quarter 2013. The average list price of $201,031 for 2014 has increased 7.2% over first quarter 2013 average list price of $187,587. The average number of days a property remained on the market for 2014 was 102 days, compared to 115 days for first quarter 2013. The median sold price of $175,560 for 2014 has increased 9.7% from first quarter 2013. Sold homes in first quarter 2014 received 98.06% of the asking price, a decrease from 98.10% for first quarter 2013. Zip Code 28480 The average selling price of $662,500 has decreased 18.0% from first quarter 2013 average selling price of $807,660. No sellers in first quarter 2014 paid a concession, compared to 10% in first quarter 2013. The best of all zip codes. The average list price of $727,955 for 2014 has decreased 19.5% over first quarter 2013 average list price

of $904,335. The average number of days a property remained on the market for 2014 was 166 days, compared to 378 days for first quarter 2013. The best of all zip codes. The median sold price of $512,500 for 2014 has decreased 29.3% from first quarter 2013. Sold homes in first quarter 2014 received 91.0% of the asking price, an increase from 89.31% for first quarter 2013. Zip Code 28428 The average selling price of $249,404 has increased 5.3% from first quarter 2013 average selling price of $236,819. 17% of sellers in first quarter 2014 paid a concession, compared to 25% for first quarter 2013. The average list price of $260,938 for 2014 has increased 4.8% over first quarter 2013 average list price of $248,901. The average number of days a property remained on the market for 2014 was 144 days, compared to 179 days for first quarter 2013. The median sold price of $225,000 for 2014 has increased 2.3% from first quarter 2013. Sold homes in first quar-

ter 2014 received 95.58% of the asking price, an increase from 95.15% for first quarter 2013. Zip Code 28449 The average selling price of $319,360 has decreased 21.1% over first quarter 2013 average selling price of $404,765. 10% of sellers in first quarter 2014 paid a concession, compared to zero for first quarter 2013. The average list price of $332,485 for 2014 has decreased 22.1% over first quarter 2013 average list price of $426,947. The average number of days a property remained on the market for 2014 was 151 days, compared to 203 days for first quarter 2013. The median sold price of $310,600 for 2014 has decreased 6.9% from first quarter 2013. Sold homes in first quarter 2014 received 96.05% of the asking price, an increase from 94.80% for first quarter 2013. Zip Code 28443 The average selling price of $229,218 has increased .2% over first quarter 2013 average selling price of $228,689. 35% of sellers in first quarter 2014 paid a concession,

compared to 47% for first quarter 2013. The average list price of $236,684 for 2014 has increased .9% over first quarter 2013 average list price of $234,663. The average number of days a property remained on the market for 2014 was 183 days, compared to 108 days for first quarter 2013. The median sold price of $220,000 for 2014 has decreased 2.3% from first quarter 2013. Sold homes in first quarter 2014 received 96.85% of the asking price, a decrease from 97.45% for first quarter 2013. Six out of ten zip codes reported an increase in the average sales price. Seven out of ten zip codes have the List to Sales Price Ratio above 95%. The fact that clients are getting closer to their asking price is a significant indication that real estate is continuing to recover. Eight zip codes reported fewer days on the market. For more market data that covers our entire MLS, please visit Take advantage of these exceptional opportunities to invest in the American Dream of homeownership. Contact a Realtor® today! An Analysis of information from the Wilmington Regional Association of REALTORS Incorporated, for the period Jan. 1, 2005 through March 31, 2014 – data pulled on April 13, 2014. Average sold numbers for specific neighborhoods within each zip code can be higher or lower than these stated averages. It is highly recommend that you consult a Realtor® to determine how these numbers specifically relate to your neighborhood. Local MLS data is the most accurate source of sales and price information in specific areas, although there may be differences in reporting methodology.

6C Gazette, Apri l Jack Mackerel’s from page 8C bread.” When it comes to the main course there is no shortage of great choices. They have all of your favorite traditional seafood fried or broiled, and their own special creations like the Rasta Reef Grouper “jerk seared and finished with a honey mango glaze,” , landlubbers will drool over their selection of steaks which include a sizzling 8oz filet, a peppercorn grilled sirloin, an out of this world herb and garlic ribeye. You will also find great chicken, pork and pasta dishes. Join Jack Mackerel’s for lunch and find that they have put their culinary talents to use, offering a menu that boasts items which will make your mouth water as much if not more than the dinner menu, and all for great prices! The lunch menu is highlighted by extraordinary sandwiches, quesadillas, burgers, wraps and seafood plates. Take a break from the busyness of your work day and escape to an Island Paradise at Jack Mackerel’s for lunch! Pair your favorite lunch or dinner selection with the perfect wine, beer or drink from their outstanding selection. They also have a kid’s menu tailored especially for their “littlest Island visitors!” “Our team at Jack Mackerels Restaurant work hard to provide outstanding customer service in a true island setting. This unique tropical style-dining venue makes Jack Mackerel's Restaurant a favorite among Pleasure Island locals and visitors. This coupled with our large variety of items on our

30th, 2014 menu, you will be sure that everyone in your party will find the perfect meal.” If you are searching for the perfect place to hold your next party, function or get together than look no further than Jack Mackerel’s Island Grill. With room to accommodate even large parties, Jack Mackerel’s is happy to serve as the host location for your next event. Your guests will love the deliciousness of the food and the exceptional quality of service by their gracious staff. Reserve your spot today and work with Jack Mackerel’s superb chefs to come up with the perfect menu which will delight your guests. Jack Mackerel’s Island Grill is located at 113 K. Avenue in the heart of Kure Beach just steps from the pier. Enjoy delicious food while taking pleasure in the comfortable island atmosphere indoors or the beautiful unparalleled view of downtown Kure Beach and the Atlantic Ocean from their rooftop deck. Jack Mackerel's Restaurant is open daily starting at 11:00 am and features a full bar with all ABC permits, some of the best tropical inspired drinks on the Island and 10 wide screen TV’s throughout the bar so you can keep up with all of your favorite sports while you dine. If you would like to find out more about Jack Mackerel’s Island Grill and their daily specials please give them a call at (910) 458-7668. You can also find out more about Jack Mackerel’s Island Grill and receive the latest updates by following them on Facebook!

PRIMROSE from page 1C daily ensuring that each customer is sure to find something to help them furnish and decorate their home, office or anywhere else every time they walk in the store. Home furnishings like end tables, lamps, coffee tables, chairs and more are all throughout the store, just waiting to find their place in your home. One of the best things about the Primrose Cottage’s furniture and décor is character. You will find pieces at Primrose that you may not have seen for decades and some pieces you may never again see for sell. The Primrose Cottage is consistently stocked with all kinds of great artwork such as paintings, sculptures, prints and more. When decorating a beach house, the Primrose Cottage is the place to go if you want to find those pieces that will perfectly fit into the decoration plan you have envisioned. Much of their available artwork is beach themed including paintings and sculptures of local flora and fauna. Much of their stock fits right in with a beach theme so it all goes perfectly in houses, vacation properties, offices around our coastal area. In addition to their excess of home décor, the Primrose Cottage usually has almost anything else you can think of from bikes to books and even a standalone suit of armor standing sentry at the front door! Their inventory is so extensive that there is literally no way to describe it all. There is always something to catch your eye and your interest at the Primrose Cottage in Carolina Beach. The owners have created a shop that gives

people the chance to put their gently used, but unwanted items, to good use and make it someone else’s treasure. They even feature a 50% off room with deals that are steals. You will never again find so many great deals under just one roof. Every item at the Primrose Cottage has a unique quality with prices that will help you get the right decorations without emptying your wallet. The Primrose Cottage is always accepting new consigners so if you have anything that you never use but it is still in good condition bring it in and let the Primrose Cottage sell it for you. You could hold a yard sale to get rid of all of the items you have collecting dust or you could bring the items to the Primrose Cottage where they will be viewed everyday by potential buyers. It’s like having a yard sale that never ends! The Primrose Cottage is located in the Federal Point Shopping Center and can’t be missed as it is situated just on the corner as you enter the shopping center. If you would like more information about the Primrose Cottage, their inventory or how to become a consigner please don’t hesitate to give them a call at (910) 458-0144 and follow them on Facebook! You can also become a friend of the Primrose Cottage on Facebook where you will get updated about all of the great upcoming sales and events and newly arrivals at the Primrose Cottage. The Primrose Cottage is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Stop in today and check out all of the fantastic finds in the Primrose Cottage.

at 1206 North Lake Park Boulevard. You can stop by for lunch, dinner, or a personal catering consultation 7 days a week between the hours of 11:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M. If you would like to inquire about Michael’s menu or order takeout you can give them a call directly at 910-458-7761. If you would like to view a copy of their menu or learn more about the restaurant you can visit their website at You can also find Michael’s Seafood Restaurant on Facebook. Become their Facebook friend and get regular updates on news, events, and specials happening all year long at Michael’s Seafood Restaurant in Carolina Beach.

MICHAEL’S from page 7C fect place to take your mom. While you are there don’t forget to try a cup of “Captain M’s Award Winning Seafood Chowder” which dominated the Pleasure Island Chowder Cook Off for many years and won first place in the Seafood Chowder division of the International Schweppes Chowder Cook Off in 2009, 2010 and again in 2011. Even if you don’t live on Pleasure Island or have never even visited our area, you can still find this world famous chowder at a Harris Teeter Grocery Store near you. If you don’t have a Harris Teeter close by don’t worry. You can still get a bowl of Capt. M’s Award Winning Seafood Chowder delivered straight to your door as they are always happy to ship it out to anyone, anywhere. You can find Michael’s Seafood Restaurant and Catering located NICHE from page 7C on Sunday from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. The food is made 100 percent from scratch and offers as much variety as possible and tries to have something for everyone. There are specials every day, fresh catches from local suppliers; they try to work with local businesses to obtain the quality of food they offer.

Each week the chef creates a special dinner, called “4 Deuces” and it is available Tuesday through Thursday from 4 – 9 p.m. The dinner includes two courses, paired with two wines. Their fare also offers appetizers and salads, sandwiches, lunch entrees and so much more. You will need to check out niche Kitchen and Bar. The niche Kitchen and Bar is at 5954

Beach Road, Carolina Wilmington. They are open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Dinner begins at 4 p.m. For details, call 910-399-4701; “like” them on Facebook at and see firsthand what is happening at niche.

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Treat Mom at niche Kitchen


Treat Your Mom to Michael’s Seafood this Mother’s Day

(Pictured Above): You can find Michael’s Seafood Restaurant and Catering located at 1206 North Lake Park Boulevard. You can stop by for lunch, dinner, or a personal catering consultation 7 days a week between the hours of 11:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M. If you would like to inquire about Michael’s menu or order take-out you can give them a call directly at 910-458-7761.

(Pictured Above): The niche Kitchen and Bar is at 5954 Carolina Beach Road, Wilmington. They are open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. Dinner begins at 4 p.m. For details, call 910-399-4701; “like” them on Facebook at and see first-hand what is happening at niche. Looking for a place to treat Mom this Mother’s Day, niche Kitchen and Bar, is the place to go. They offer great food and drinks along with a great atmosphere. The deck is completely enclosed and heated. They have music on the deck See niche, page 6C

This Mother’s Day treat your mom to a wonderful dinner at Michael’s Seafood Restaurant in Carolina Beach. Michael’s has consistently been one of Pleasure Island’s most popular restaurants for over 15 years. Always a favorite with their amazing menu and comfortable atmosphere Michael’s is the perSee MICHAEL’S, page 6C


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“Escape to Paradise” at Jack Mackerel’s Island Grill

(Pictured Above): Jack Mackerel’s Island Grill is located at 113 K. Avenue in the heart of Kure Beach just steps from the pier. Jack Mackerel’s Island Grill is one of Pleasure Island’s favorite dining options that specializes in authentic island style seafood flavors and delicious fare that appeals to everyone’s taste. “At Jack Mackerel's Restaurant, you’ll find all your favorites; seafood, chicken, steak and Lobster dinners inspired by the flavorful and colorful ingredients of the Islands. We specialize in delicious Caribbean inspired dishes

as well as locally influenced meals for the whole family.” Start off dinner with an appetizer like their famous Crab Dip or Crispy Calamari. If seafood isn’t your thing then try the “Calypso Wings” with your favorite sauce or the delicious “Road Town Hummus Platter” which is “fresh made with marinated, roasted peppers, kalamata olives, seared pineapple, pepperoncinis and grilled pita See PANCAKE, page 6C

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