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Polar Plunge 2014: Hundreds Jump Into Ocean For Special Olympics

Early Morning Fire Destroys River Road Home; No One Injured

Hundreds of people gathered on the beach at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk Saturday February 22, to dash into the cold Atlantic Ocean for a charitable cause; to benefit Special Olympics. See page 1-B for more...

Fire destroyed a River Road home early Tuesday morning February 25th. The homeowners escaped through a window. The home, vehicles and an RV camper were destroyed. A neighboring home also experienced exterior damage.


County Commissioners Increase Budget For Shoreline Mapping WILLARD KILLOUGH III | ByManaging Editor

NEW HANOVER CTY - The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners approved increasing a budget to map the shoreline in the Coun-

ty by an additional $50,000 at their February 17th, meeting. According to Jim Iannucci, County Engineer, at the July 15, 2013 Commissioners meeting, staff brought forward a proposed project requesting the Commissioners' approval to move forward with releas-

ing a Request for Proposals (RFQ), ultimately selecting engineering and surveying professionals to implement the oceanfront and inlet shoulder survey program. That approval was granted and the county



CAROLINA BEACH - The Carolina Beach Town Council will consider adopting a reso-

lution at their upcoming February 28th meeting regarding Seismic Air gun Testing for off shore oil and natural gas exploration. During the Council's February 11th, meeting Ethan Crouch - chair for the Cape

Fear Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation - asked the Council to consider opposing the use of seismic airguns in the Atlantic Ocean due to impacts on

hicles and an RV camper. Firefighters with the New Hanover County Fire Department, Wilmington Fire Department and Carolina Beach Fire

See Fire, page 2-A

County To Seek Grant For Boardwalk Recycling Containers WILLARD KILLOUGH III | ByManaging Editor

CAROLINA BEACH - The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners approved seeking a grant to improve recycling options at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk during their February 17th, meeting. According to Joe Suleyman, Environmental Management

See Recycle, page 8-A

The Carolina Beach Boardwalk may soon get new recycling containers following a vote of the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners.

Detour During Cape Fear Blvd & Lake Park Blvd Project

Initial review raises concerns that the rate increases requested by the insurance companies may be excessive and unfairly discriminatory the Department of Insurance to be excessive and unfairly discriminatory. The insurance companies, represented by the North Carolina Rate Bureau, requested an overall statewide average increase of 25.3 percent for homeowners insurance rates, varying by

morning February 25th. The homeowners escaped through a window climbing down a rope ladder to a deck and then down a ladder put up by a neighbor coming to their aid. The fire totally destroyed the house, ve-

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Hearing Set For Homeowners Insurance Rate Request

RALEIGH, N.C. : February 19, 2014 - Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin has ordered that a hearing be held in the matter of the insurance companies' request to raise homeowners insurance rates, stating that the proposed rates appear to

NEW HANOVER CTY Fire destroyed a home at 8453 River Road early Tuesday

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Council To Consider Resolution Opposing Seismic Air Gun Testing


geographic territory, on Jan. 3, 2014. The hearing is scheduled to begin on Aug. 6, 2014, at 10 a.m. at 430 N. Salisbury St. in Raleigh. The hearing is open to the public; however,


CAROLINA BEACH - The intersection of Lake Park Blvd and Cape Fear Blvd in downtown Carolina Beach is closed while crews install a new sewer line and manhole. The contractor began the work last week on Cape Fear Blvd. The intersection had to be closed while crews cut up

See Rate, page 5-A

See Project, page 8-A

Crews are working to install a new sewer line across the intersection of Lake Park Blvd and Cape Fear Blvd. The intersection will be closed for approximately 6 more days.



Spotlight On Business: BrightSide Pressure Washing

Spotlight On Coastal Cuisine: Subway Eat Fresh

BrightSide Pressure Washing can help you assess the damage and fix you right up with their soft wash services. See Page 1-C ...

Subway in Carolina Beach is one of Pleasure Island’s favorite restaurants with an incredible menu full of delicious choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner. See Page 8-C ...

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their Room Occupancy Tax revenues (ROT), usually reserved for marketing by the Tourism Development Authority in New Hanover County, for expenses such as multi-million dollar beach nourishment projects to pump sand on to the beach. This is an important issue protecting properties and our tourism economy. Securing federal funding for beach nourish-

congress. With local governments facing the increasing likelihood they'll have to carry more of the financial burden for such shore protection projects, opening the door to utilize ROT funds to that purpose is much more desirable than placing all of the additional burden upon property tax payers. After all, lodging in our area is largely dependent upon our most valuable

fund a portion of beach nourishment projects out of another 3% ROT tax. The second has been restricted to promotion and tourism related expenditures (events that put heads on beds). That's excellent, but when push comes to shove, a narrow beach needs attention first. Hopefully the State Legislature will see the logic and support this measure.

at First Citizen's Bank for the Soward family. Donations can be made at any First Citi-

zen's Bank in New Hanover County or checks made payable to Granger Soward can be

dropped off at Blue Water Realty, 1000 S. Lake Park Blvd in Carolina Beach.

"Costs directly associated with qualifying for projects either contracted through the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers or otherwise permitted by all appropriate federal and state agencies." Staff is requesting authorization to increase the Shoreline Mapping Program' s ROT budget by $50,000.00 bringing the project budget for the first year effort to $200,000.00. This project will ensure local compliance with the federal Project Cooperation Agreements (PCA)." The Board unanimously approved the request. Commissioner Jonathan Barfield explained, "I know that we had this discussion a year or so ago... for me the good thing is the funds come out of our ROT which is something that is paid by those who are visiting and staying in our hotels and staying in homes and paying the ROT tax. It's amazing how that tax differs as you go from state to state. When you go to Myrtle Beach their tax is a whole lot higher. You are probably paying as much for fees as you do for a room down there but at the same time they are maintaining their beaches, they are maintaining their infrastructure for advertising promoting the region as well. I know this is something that is indeed needed for our community to understand what our shoreline looks like so we can do the proper beach nourishment in the future." In July 2013 the Board of Commissioners approved a plan to solicit engineering firms to conduct an annual shoreline and inlet survey to keep track of erosion. According to Layton Bedsole - County Shore Protection Coordinator, "This is a project that will track trends along our shorelines that would indicate erosional hot spots" and other aspects to determine the rate at which sand is moving and why it moves in a particular direction. Bedsole explained the Town's of Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Wrightsville Beach have existing Project Cooperation Agreements with the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) for coastal storm damage reduction (CSDR) projects - commonly called beach nourishment - in which annual shoreline surveys and post-storm surveys are non-federal responsibilities. He explained that county staff was recommending a countywide annual oceanfront

shoreline and inlet shoulder surveying, mapping and evaluation program to monitor the federally authorized CSDR projects. The mapping area includes beaches along Wrightsville Beach, Masonboro Inlet, Masonboro Island, Carolina Beach Inlet, Freeman Park, Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Fort Fisher State Park south to the County's southern boundary. The survey data would be used to collect and track shoreline trends within the shoreline "sand transport process." Each profiles' data set must be reproducible and repeatable supporting third party evaluations such as a Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) assessment of an engineered beach's losses in the event of a federally declared storm event or hurricane. In July 2013, Bedsole explained the Ports, Waterway and Beach Commission endorsed releasing a request for qualifications (RFQ) encompassing annual shoreline transect surveys complying with USACE standards. The Commission recommended that the annual cost for the survey activities be paid from the room occupancy tax (ROT) fund at an estimated cost of $100,000 to $125,000. The ROT fund is fueled by a tax levied on hotels, motels and short-term vacation accommodations. Bedsole explained, "It implements a holistic approach" to keep track of how sand moves from one area to another and keeping tabs on erosion. He said Carolina Beach's federal authorization expires October 1st, 2014, and to make use of an engineered beach in 2016 for future nourishment projects, the surveys will be required. It's a federal requirement to monitor beaches particularly following storms but has always been done by local government officials basically conducting photo surveys and general calculations of erosion. The annual survey proposal would record more accurate and dependable data that could help municipalities secure additional funding support from the federal government following storm events. Carolina Beach and Kure Beach just received an infusion of sand along the beachfront in the spring of 2013. The beach nourishment project in Carolina Beach was completed in June. The $4.6 million dollar shore protection

project pumped over 900,000 cubic yards of sand from the northern end of the beach at Freeman Park south to an area near the downtown Boardwalk. Local, state and federal leaders continue to focus on funding future projects. Even though leaders have to lobby Washington every couple of years for funding, the Town's 50 year Congressionally approve project cooperation agreement is set to expire in 2014. Currently 65 percent is paid by the federal government with the remaining 35 percent funded by state and local governments. In New Hanover County, a portion of the room occupancy tax on hotel, motel and short-term vacation rentals goes towards funding nourishment projects. In light of the issues involved in securing continued federal funding, New Hanover County adopted a contingency plan last year that would allow continued nourishment of Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Wrightsville Beach using non-federal funds. Under an interlocal agreement between the County and the three beach towns, if funding is not provided by the Federal Government in the future, all three beach towns agreed to provide 17.5% of the funds needed for periodic nourishment of their beaches. The remaining balance of 82.5% would be covered by New Hanover County and possibly the State of North Carolina. In the absence of state funding, the entire 82.5% balance would be assumed by the County. The County would use Room Occupancy Tax revenues realized from a tax on hotels, motels and shortterm vacation rentals. A consultant informed the Town Council earlier this year that in the worst case scenario with the absence of both federal and state funding, and the County paying 82.5% of the cost for such projects would require the Town to put away around $550,000 per year to cover an estimated $22 million dollars required over a 40 year period. That's one and half to two million dollars every three years. In the proposed 20132014 Carolina Beach budget, $350,000 of anticipated revenues from Freeman Park vehicle passes of around $1.2 million is designated towards beach nourishment funding.

Fire From page 1-A Department responded to the scene just before 2AM Tuesday morning. The home is owned by Carolina Beach Fire Department Deputy Chief Granger Soward. He and his wife Diane were at home when the fire broke out and were able to make their way to safety. Tuesday afternoon fire crews and investigators were on scene to investigate possible causes of the blaze. The fire caused exterior damage to a neighboring structure and a boat. An account has been setup

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Editorial: Proposed Changes To Spending Room Tax Funds would like to have a bill from ment projects over the years has tourism attraction; the beach. By WILLARD KILLOUGH III the State legislature to allow grown to become a complicated Taxes derived from those visi| Managing Editor towns to use the second 3% of last minute lobbying effort in tors have long been used to


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has advertised, interviewed and selected ( pending contract negotiations and Board approval) a Shoreline Mapping project team led by the engineering firm Moffatt & Nichol. Iannucci explained, "The primary purpose of the mapping is to determine the shoreline conditions, measure volumetric rates of erosion and accretion, track the movement of sand in the longshore and cross -shore direction by comparative surveys, and assess beach conditions from one reach to another for purposes of evaluating New Hanover County's coastal storm damage reduction (CSDR) efforts." He explained, "The tasks include: ( 1) annual surveying of the profiles established along Wrightsville Beach, Masonboro Island, Freeman Park, Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Fort Fisher ( Figure One) and preparation of an annual report; ( 2) if authorized by staff, a rapid response post-hurricane survey of all profiles along all areas listed above which includes a letter report summarizing the results; and ( 3) if authorized by staff, a bathymetric survey of all four borrow areas ( Masonboro Inlet, Carolina Beach Inlet and offshore borrow areas A & B)." He explained in the fiscal year 2014 budgeting process, county staff had estimated and was granted a budget through the Room Occupancy Tax (ROT) for the first year of the SMP efforts at $ 150,000.00. In an effort to use the most recent US Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) shoreline data within this first year' s scope of work, staff is requesting supplemental ROT funding in the amount of $50,000.00." Iannucci explained, "The supplemental funding will acquire the historical USACE data, fund the reduction of the most recent USACE data set, incorporate the most recent USACE data set within the SMP' s data base and include the refined USACE data within the first year's trend analysis." He explained, "The Port, Waterway and Beach Commission supports this shoreline mapping project. Room occupancy tax funds are eligible for the proposed effort as defined by the General Assembly in 2002

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Suspected Gang Member Arrested at High School Basketball Game WILMINGTON, N.C. : February 25th, 2014 - The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office School Resource Officers arrested a male juvenile last night at the New Hanover-Ashley High School basketball game. Deputies were approached by a juvenile from New Hanover High stating that his cell phone

had been stolen. Deputies confronted the suspect who failed to cooperate with deputies. Deputies noticed what appeared to be a cell phone in the pants pocket of the suspect. The deputies attempted to search the suspect at which time he resisted. Deputies then de-

tained the suspect and moved him to a secure office due to the large crowd that began to form. Once inside the office the Deputies searched the suspect where they found the stolen phone, heroin and a loaded .22 caliber pistol. The juvenile was taken into custody, and a juvenile petition


a 6-foot void that had formed around the manhole under the roadway over the years. Also, the pipe had collapsed. Dubois explained the project was a little behind schedule due to recent winter storms but work is progressing as planned. Dubois said the Town reached out to area business owners in advance of the project to keep them informed of road closures and other details. He had signs installed alert-

ing the public that local businesses remain open during the project. The project also calls for using directional drilling to bore under Lake Park Blvd to install a 16" sewer force main that leads to the Wastewater Treatment Plant on the west side of the Island and a new 10" water line. Boring under the road will reduce the amount of time traffic is detoured on Lake Park Blvd.

budget for the department. The Board voted unanimously to approve of the request. Suleyman explained the grant opportunities come along once a year. He said, "Several months back, the former Mayor of Carolina Beach [Bob Lewis] came here making you aware of a project they were doing expanding and renovating their boardwalk and I was impressed by that presentation and some of the things it would bring to the community." When the grant opportunity arose, Suleyman said the Boardwalk project came to mind and a need was identified at the Boardwalk. He said Town Manager Michael Cramer was contacted and supports the idea to enhance the downtown area. Suleyman said the new containers will be strong enough to withstand the oceanfront elements while being visually appealing over the long-term. He said if the grant is approved the containers would be in place before the peak of the tourist season. The Town of Carolina Beach will be responsible for servicing the recycling containers. The containers will be made of recycled plastic material and will resist UV light that typically breaks down a plastic container. Suleyman said they are practically indestructible. He explained, "Durability was an important factor in selecting the type of receptacle. The receptacles would be

subjected to high winds, rain, sand, salt water, and high temperatures. To avoid high maintenance costs and ensure a long service life while retaining an aesthetically pleasing appearance, a receptacle constructed of recycled HDPE was selected. A need for marine -grade hardware (to resist corrosion) and UV- stabilized pigments (to prevent fading) further narrowed the field of acceptable options." He explained, "The County proposes to purchase 18 three - compartment receptacle units (45 gallon per compartment). Two compartments in each unit will be designated and marked for recyclable materials, and the third will be designated and marked for non - recyclable materials. Each receptacle is constructed of recycled HDPE containing UVstabilized pigments and marine -grade hardware. Each receptacle is clearly marked with text and universally-recognized symbols showing the types of materials collected." In 2012, the Town of Carolina Beach had a population of 5,883 and had over 550, 000 visitors. The boardwalk area provides direct access to the beach for many residents and visitors, and hosts numerous festivals, concerts, and events. Based on the service frequency, visitor count, and historical per- capita generation rates, it is estimated that this program would divert 12, 156 pounds of recyclable materials (primarily PET beverage con-

tainers) away from landfill disposal per season. Suleyman explained, "The receptacles are warranted for three (3) years and have an expected service life of 20 years. There has been increasing interest in the Town government to not only increase recycling rates overall, but to improve on recycling collection at the beach as well as the adjacent business district. Aesthetically

pleasing, low- maintenance recycling receptacles strategically located along high - traffic areas are a key element of this vision. It is expected that this project will be sustainable through the full service life of the receptacles, and may lead to future program expansion to adjacent areas with high foot traffic, such as the Central Business District (CBD)." The goal of this project is

to enhance and expand an existing service. The boardwalk renovation includes an 800' extension of the existing boardwalk, doubling the current length. The multi- compartment recycling receptacles are intended to replace existing 95-gallon carts at beach access points. $30,000 will purchase 18 units, cover advertising and shipping of the containers.

At the Carolina Beach Council's February 11th, meeting Crouch explained, "I am the chair for the Cape Fear Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation. Surfrider is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of our oceans, waves, and beaches, through a powerful activist network. We have over 250,000 members worldwide, 85 chapters in the US and 4 chapters in NC. I am speaking to you tonight regarding the current threat to perform seismic air gun testing in the mid atlantic region. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is scheduled to make its final recommendation on weather or not to permit this dangerous activity this month." Crouch said according to the Department of the Interior's own environmental impact statement the impacts of seismic air gun testing for Opt A include but are not limited to: ‡%RWWOHQRVHGROSKLQVXSWR 11,748 injuries per year ‡ 6KRUWEHDNHG FRPPRQ dolphin: up to 6,147 injuries ‡$WODQWLFVSRWWHGGROSKLQV up to 5,848 injuries per year ‡6KRUWILQQHGSLORWZKDOHV up to 4,631 injuries per year ‡ 6WULSHG GROSKLQV XS WR 3,993 injuries per year ‡ 'LVUXSWLRQ WR PDULQH mammal feeding, calving, breeding, & other vital activities: 1.6 million times

per year ‡ 6HD WXUWOHV SRWHQWLDO EHhavior disruption and breeding & nesting displacement for endangered species including the hawksbill, Kemp's ridley, and leatherback, and the threatened loggerhead sea turtle. ‡ )LVK UHVRXUFHV SRWHQtial behavioral responses, temporary hearing loss, and physiological effects on demersal and pelagic fishes. Crouch said, "Further, The use of airguns to conduct these seismic tests also threatens fish populations and profitable fisheries. Airgun noise has been shown to decrease fisheries catch rates by 40-80 percent, forcing fishermen to seek compensation for their losses. Additionally, commercial and recreational fishing off the mid- and southeast Atlantic generate $11.8 billion annually and support 222,000 jobs. The U.S. Department of Interior's (DOI) assessment fails to estimate the economic impact to fisheries that could occur from seismic surveys which are vital to the Atlantic coast." He explained, "Tonight I am providing the council with copies of a congressional letter signed by 47 members of the house and senate and sent to the president. Along with a copy of the Surfrider Foundation's letter sent to Secretary Salizar and the president. As a community that would be directly impacted by seismic

air gun testing and responsible stewards of the coast I request the town council members either individually or as a council join these congressional men and women along with the thousands of citizens to voice opposition to this dangerous practice." He explained, "After attending the last Kure Beach town council meeting you each already heard detail presentations on both sides of this issue as well as public comments from the members of this community. Holding another, special meeting to review this same information would not be a productive use of time. Now is the time to act with the BOEM rapidly approaching recommendation and our precious resources at risk. Opt A & Opt B in the EIS are not the safest way to map oil & gas deposits. Its up to us as citizens and elected leaders to hold these huge corporations accountable and to proceed with the safest procedures available to protect our marine life and fishing industry." Mayor Dan Wilcox explained, "We haven't had any formal discussion on it. Kind of independent discussions in passing. The initial thought was that this was a federal issue... something that is above our pay grade and three to five people in any town of 6,000 might not be the best ones especially not experts to take a

position for the whole town on this. Having thought about that a lot it seems to me this is an issue that because of its coastal proximity and its potential to impact our coast lines it is an issue that I would personally be willing to take a position on." Wilcox explained, "I think I've talked independently to each of the council people and my count is that we all oppose... seismic testing and I know we are in a timing issue to get something on that. The problem is, if we are going to do a resolution, even though we all sat through the public hearing, we all heard everything everybody has to say and we all - I believe - are in agreement on this issue, we are not in the habit of doing resolutions without a public hearing." He explained, "We at least need to give the opportunity to everyone to attend our meeting and have some input from the council." Council member Sarah Friede said, "I think some of the furry down in Kure Beach was that the initial decision was made without any public input and we saw what happened. Some of the outcry was on the seismic issue and some of it was procedure. Dan is 100% correct that my position anyway, I'm opposed to it but I don't feel like I can sign anything on behalf of the Town without having it open for the

residents to speak." Wilcox said, "I think part of the reason we haven't done anything on this that, it seems to me we have a Town of 6,000 and a much stronger statement to the powers that be are letters from three or four thousand citizens verses one letter from Town Council." Councilman Steve Shuttleworth said the Council could hold a hearing at one of the meetings towards the end of the month. He said, "If we want to have it at a public hearing at the end of the month and take a Town position, I'm ok doing that. Individually, I'm happy to sign something for you because I told you I believe it’s not something that we need the way it’s currently asked for." Councilman Gary Doetsch said, "I think we are all in agreement that the particular method of testing right now is something we are opposed to. Again, I think we would probably be better off just writing individual letters and sending them to the powers that be in Washington." Wilcox said he wasn't sure how the resolution would read, and the Council asked the Town Attorney to author a resolution prior to their February 28th, meeting. The February 28th meeting begins at 5PM at Town Hall in the Town Council meeting room.

From page 1-A a portion of Lake Park Blvd to install a new sewer line. According to Gil Dubois Public Utilities Director - the contractor has another six days until March 4th to complete the work and reopen the intersection. The manhole was in serious need of replacement due to

Recycle From page 1-A Director, the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources ( NCDENR) has requested proposals for grant funding to assist local governments in expanding, improving and implementing waste reduction and recycling programs. Suleyman explained to the Board, "NCDENR encourages and awards bonus points for projects that create away-from -home recycling opportunities such as recycling at public facilities like parks or public venues. The New Hanover County Environmental Management Department, in partnership with the Town of Carolina Beach, proposes to make "away from home" recycling convenient to visitors and residents who utilize the Town of Carolina Beach's Boardwalk." He explained, "The goal of the grant is to purchase recycling receptacles and position them along the boardwalk near the intersection of beach access points to achieve the greatest impact. Visitors would have the opportunity to recycle upon arrival and once again upon departure from the beach." Suleyman said the request is for $ 30,000 in grant funding with an additional $6,000 required match in funding. The $6,000 match was included in the Environmental Management Enterprise Fund's fiscal year 2014 - 2015 requested

Seismic From page 1-A marine life. According to, "Seismic airguns are used to find oil and gas deep underneath the ocean floor. Air guns are so loud that they disturb, injure or kill marine life, harm commercial fisheries, and disrupt coastal economies. These dynamitelike blasts—which are repeated every ten seconds, 24 hours a day, for days and weeks at a time—are 100,000 times more intense than a jet engine. Seismic airgun testing currently being proposed in the Atlantic will injure 138,500 whales and dolphins and disturb millions more, according to government estimates." The sound waves that return to the vessel towing monitoring equipment are used to determine if oil or natural gas are located beneath the ocean floor. A crowd of approximately 300 people rallied at Kure Beach Town Hall on January 27th, to voice their opposition to Mayor Dean Lambeth signing a letter in December 2013 supporting seismic airgun testing for off shore oil and natural gas exploration. The entire Carolina Beach Town Council attended that meeting sitting in the audience hearing from residents both in favor and opposition.

was completed. He was charged with possession of heroin and possession of a firearm on campus. The victim declined to prosecute for the stolen phone. The juvenile was turned into juvenile services center. Source: New Hanover County Sheriff's Department.

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10th Annual Polar Plunge and 5k Another Huge Success for Special Olympics

(Pictured Above): Mrs. Harry Oakes, Mrs. Patricia Bolander, President, Mrs. Jimmy Wooten, Secretary, Mrs. James Austin, Treasurer and seated is Mrs. Thomas Lavin, Registrar. The Fort Fisher #2325, United Daughter of the Confederecy celebrated their February meeting at Casa Matta Restaurant with a program on Confederate Uniforms given by Mrs. Harry Oakes. Plans were discussed for a Military Service

(Pictured Above): CBDI, formely Boardwalk Makeover Group, presents a $500 Donation to Polar Plunge from monies raised at our weekly summer BINGO. All proceeds from BINGO are given back to the community and local charities Plungers were back to the Boardwalk this past Saturday for the 10th Annual Polar Plunge and 5k. The afternoon started off with live music, raffles, custom contest and 5k then ended with the main event that sent hundreds of participants including famous Sesame Street and Disney characters running into the ocean. Despite Spring air temps the ocean was a chilly 48º making the dip quite refreshing! One Hundred percent of the Polar Plunge and 5k proceeds go directly to the New Hanover See PLUNGE page 20B

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

9-mile hike through the townships of Carolina Beach and Kure Beach Marines and sailors with General Support Maintenance Company, 2nd Maintenance Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 25, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, are scheduled to conduct a nine-mile hike through the townships of Carolina Beach and Kure Beach, at 9 a.m., Feb. 27. The purpose of the event is

to train and educate the Marines of GSM Company about the Civil War battle of Fort Fisher and allow them to walk in the footsteps of those who have fought and laid down their lives for this great country. The route of the hike will follow the approximate axis of advance where Brig. Gen. Amos led the Federal

Infantry in 1865 during the Second Battle for Fort Fisher. The Marines are expected to travel on Old Dow Road, Harper Avenue, Seventh Street South, Clarendon Avenue through Carolina Beach State Park, and Lake Park Boulevard. Citizens and visitors of Carolina Beach and See 9-MILE page 13B

Tickets for the Island of Lights Fashion Show available March 1st If you plan on attending the upcoming Fashion Show, please purchase your tickets early. The number will be limited to around 100 and we don’t want anyone to miss out on this spring event. The annual show presents fashions for the new spring and summer seasons and is the major fundraiser for the Island of Lights organization. This Pleasure Island group See FASHION page 17B

Back to the Beach Classic Car Parade & Car Show March 28th for the Parade & Show 29th The Sun Coast Cruisers are headed “Back to the Beach” for there Annual Car Show, CruiseIn and Parade. Festivities will kick-off this Friday, March 28th with a Classic Car Parade beginning at the Carolina Beach Food Lion. The parade will start at 6:30pm and end at the Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Are in Kure Beach. On Saturday March 29th the main event will take place.

Starting at 9:00 a.m. and running until 4:00 p.m. (rain or shine) at the Fort Fisher Military Recreation Center the Car Show will showcase all of the beautiful cars and give the owners a chance to win prizes. Prizes will be given out to the top vehicles; dash plaques will be given out to 1st 150 and specialty awards will also be given. In addition to all of the prizes given out to those who

are in the car show there will also be a 50/50 drawing, raffles, Live music by the “Coco Loco Band” and door prizes available to everyone in attendance. If you would like to find out more about the Sun Coast Cruisers Club and the Back to the Beach 2014 Car Show please visit them on the web at, facebook or give them a call at (910) 707-0060.

American Legion Auxiliary will be holding its first Spring Craft Show on March 29th The American Legion Auxiliary will be holding its first Spring Craft Show on March 29, 2014, at the American Legion Post 129 pavilion building on Carolina

Award Ceremony and an Education Stipend to be awarded. THeir next meeting will be March 27th at the Federal Point Historical Society History Center. Any women with Confederate ancesity is invited to attend...

Beach. The address is 1500 Bridge Barrier Road in Carolina Beach (behind the Food Lion). Hours for the craft show will be 10 to 4. Come on out and get an early start on

your Easter, Mother's Day, or springtime shopping with a wide variety of items from local crafters/artisans. For directions or questions call 910-458-9155. Thank you very

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 See MOVIES page 9B


Gazette, February 26th, 2014

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.

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

poems will be compiled into an anthology that will be published for the Summer 2014 season. We would like to have anthologies available for purchase at local businesses for a fee of $5.00 to help cover the cost of See POEM, page 9B

3rd Annual “Pets Rock” Fundraiser & Silent Auction The doctors and staff of Atlantic Animal Hospital & Pet Care Resort (AAHPCR) are hosting the 3rd Annual “Pets Rock” Fundraiser & Silent Auction benefiting Coastal Animal Rescue Effort (CARE) for New Hanover County’s homeless animals in medical need. The lively event will be held on Friday, March 21st, 7:00pm at the Terraces on Sir Tyler Drive across from Wilmington’s Mayfaire Town Center. Local television

celebrity, Frances Weller will emcee the festivities. For a $40 per person donation, guests will enjoy culinary contributions from favorite local restaurants like Szechuan 132 and Terrazzo’s, live musical entertainment by Mezza Voce, all while bidding on great items from Torri/Bell, Seagrass Salon and Day Spa, Orbita, Silver Coast Winery and many more. To sponsor or donate taxdeductible auction items, corSee PET ROCKS, page 16B

A Charity Benefit for Meals on Wheels coming up in June Presenting American Music Award Winner and MultiPlatinum Artist RANDY JONES, AKA: Original Village People Cowboy. “He is one of the most beloved entertainers and pop icons from the Disco era. The Cowboy in the Village People has captured the public imagination for decades.” He has earned 65 Gold and Platinum record certificates, toured worldwide, starred in the camp classic film, “Can’t Stop The Music”, made 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 See MEALS, page 17B

Azalea Coast USA Dance Monthly Social Dance & Lesson March 8th Greetings! AZALEA COAST USA DANCE Monthly Social Dance & Lesson Join us Saturday March 8th for an evening of social ballroom dance and a basic group dance lesson at the New Hanover County Senior Center, 2222 S. College Rd., Wilmington, NC. Group lesson given by Verna Jordan from 6:45 to 7:30PM. No partner

necessary for the lesson. Open dancing to our own custom mix of ballroom smooth and latin music from 7:30 to 10:00PM. Admission $8 members, $10 non-members, $5 military with ID, $3 students with ID. Contact 910799-1694 or e-mail Further details at:

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

February 2014 Calender • MUSEUM HOURS - Open Tuesday thru Sunday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Thursday Open Late 10:00 am to 9:00 pm. CAM Café hours: Tuesday thru Saturday 11:00 am to 3:00 pm and Sunday

10:00 am to 3:00 pm, Thursday evening dinner, 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Reservations are appreciated and suggested: 910.777.2363. Holiday closing for Museum and See Art Museum, page 17B

UP COMING MEETINGS CAROLINA BEACH • Monday, March 17, 2014: Membership Meeting. 7:309:00 pm. Richard Neal, owner of the Frying Pan Light Tower will share some video clips

and images of the facility over the years as well as during the current restoration. Monday April 21, 2014: Membership Meeting. 7:30See MEETING, page 9B

Kiwanis Club 3rd Annual Spring Summer Rummage Sale The Kiwanis Club of Wilmington is conducting a Spring Rummage Sale on Saturday, March 25, 2014 from 8:00am to 2:00pm at the Brigade Boys and Girls Club, 2759 Vance Street in Wilmington. The event is free and open to the public. Shop for tools, toys, clothes, fishing gear, electronics, sporting goods, small appliances, and much more. Participants can

purchase items or sell their own by renting a space for $15.00. Those wishing to donate items for the club to sell can drop them off on Saturday, March 15 in the parking lots at Lowes Foods at Monkey Junction or BB&T at Hanover Center on Oleander Dr. from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. For information call Jamie at 352-7334 or go to

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

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

Kure Beach Parks and Recreation Program Tennis Ladder Kure Beach is developing a tennis ladder. The Level of play will be 2.5 to 4.0. The format will be a 2 out of 3 sets with a ten point tiebreaker. It will be a singles format. Both players bring a can of tennis ball and the winner gets the unopened can. Play will be on any courts that both players agree. You may challenge up or down three people. Failure to accept the challenge will put the challenger in your spot and you move down one spot. The starting date will be March 12, 2014. All results

and ladder information will be posted on the Display Board near the tennis courts. Please send your name and level to Bob Fitzsimons at one of the two addresses below. The cost is just $5.00. Checks made payable to Town of Kure Beach. For more information or questions call Bob at either (910) 458-8216 or (910) 200-6025. Tell your friends about the ladder and get them to sign up also. The more the merrier! parks@townofkure, or

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-

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

New Session of Watercolor Wednesdays begins February 12th Attention budding artists – the next 4-week session of watercolor painting classes will begin on Wednesday, the 12th of February. These classes are taught by Kure Beach’s own award-winning International artist Ken Withrow. All classes are held at the Kure Beach Community Center with Beginner classes running from 9:30 am – 11:30 am and Intermediate classes from

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm. The cost to participate is $30 per person. Registration forms can be found on our website,, or at Town Hall. Bring your completed registration form along with your payment to the first class. For more information and a list of supplies needed, please visit our website or call Town Hall at (910) 458-8216.


Gazette, February 26th, 2014

Katie B. Hines Senior Center to hold their Traditional English High Tea on March 29th The Katie B. Hines Senior Center will welcome spring with one of the year's most anticipated events, their traditional English High Tea on March 29, 2014. Come enjoy delicious tea sandwiches, scones, sweets, with various teas to please everyone's palate. So, break out your finest spring frocks and bonnets! There will be plenty of door prizes, and prizes awarded for the prettiest and funniest hats. Doors open at 3:00. Tickets are available at Katie B. Hines Senior Center and are $8.00 advance sale and $10.00 at the door. Our new acrylic paint class, on Wednesdays at 10:00, is going great. Grab a canvas and your acrylic paints and come on over. The oil painting group continues to meet on Monday and Thursday at 11:00. Exercise classes continue on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 9:00. On Mondays and Thursdays, we continue with the Stronger

Senior Exercise Program and on Wednesdays we focus on Senior Yoga. Line dance classes continue on Mondays. Join us at 3:00 for review and beginner dances and at 4:00 to learn a new dance and new people are always welcome. Knitting and crocheting group meets on Tuesdays at 1:00. If you want to learn or need help we enjoy having new faces. If you are a card player, we offer Bridge on Tuesdays at 1:00, or join the Monday or Saturday evening card groups for cards and socialization. We are always looking for new ideas for classes. If you have a skill, and would like to donate your time to teach others, whether for a long term class or a one -time only class, give us a call. We look forward to meeting you whether you live here on Pleasure Island or are just visiting for the winter. We warmly welcome everyone.

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

KURE MEMORIAL LUTHERAN CHURCH “Come” he replied, “and you will see.” So they went and saw where he was staying, and they spent that day with him. John 1:39. Next week on Wednesday, March 5, we begin our observance of Lent, with an Ash Wednesday service at 7:00 p.m. Lent, the 40 days prior to Easter (excluding Sundays) has been observed by Christians from the earliest times as a period for reflection, repentance, study and prayer in preparation for Easter and as an opportunity for spiritual renewal. Come and see. All are welcome.

Sunday Schedule 9:00 Sunday School 10:00 Worship 11:00 Fellowship Time 4:30 Youth Group Bible Study: Wednesday, February 26, at 6:30 in the Fellowship Hall. Ash Wednesday: March 5, 2014 - Service at 7:00 p.m. Surfin’ on God’s Grace, Pastor: Dan Keck 910-458-5266 Website:

Kure Memorial Lutheran Preschool is NOW Enrolling Kure Memorial Lutheran Preschool is now enrolling preschoolers for the 2014/2015 year. Classes are available for 2, 3, and 4 years of age with two year-old class meeting Tuesdays and Thursdays, three year-old class meeting Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and four year-old class meeting Monday through Thursday. The preschool offers children a fantastic opportunity to get a jump-start on their education and prepare them for

their scholastic future. You are invited to explore the possibilities at the Kure Beach Memorial Lutheran Church Preschool. Call (910)409-5572 or email kmlc.preschool@ today and inquire about enrollment for the 2014/2015 school year. Kure Memorial Lutheran Church is located at 112 N 3rd Ave in Kure Beach. Keep an eye out in the Island Gazette for additional information about the nonprofit preschool.


Scam/Fraud Education planned for March 4, 2014 at Scott Hills The Cape Fear Elder Abuse Prevention Network invites you to attend our Modern Times, Modern Crimes “Protecting Yourself from Scams and Frauds”. This “free of charge” education will have many wellknown speakers including: Elaine Marshall, NC Secretary of State, Caroline Farmer with the NC Attorney General’s Office, and our local District Attorneys; Ben David and Jon David. You will leave with powerful knowledge so you can

avoid being a victim of scams and fraud! Registration begins promptly at 8:15 AM and program runs 8:45 AM – 3:00 PM. You must pre-register to attend!! A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. The flyer describing this event can be found on our website at: Contact Janeen Padavich at 910-395-4553 or to pre-register today.

A WORD OF HOPE A Word of Hope: The Light Shines in the darkness and the darkness has not overcome it. (John 1:5). During this time of preparation for Christmas, may the light and love of Jesus fill your hearts and your life! Wherever you worship, may you be surrounded by a community of faith that is full of love and be blessed by God’s grace! God’s blessings for a Blessed Christmas season! Advent Schedule Wednesday, Dec. 18 - 7:00 p.m.

Holden Evening Prayer Service. Reflection: “Light of Hope”. The calming and lovely Holden Evening Prayer Service is a brief and beautiful service of music, prayer and reflection. In a time of year that is often filled with very busy schedules and long to-do lists, we invite you to step into this tranquil, reflective space and prepare for Christ’s coming through worship and prayer. • Tuesday, Dec. 24 - 7:00 See MEMORIAL, page 9B

THE ADVENT WREATH The Advent wreath displayed in our sanctuary each year (as well as in many other Christian churches) is filled with symbolism. It is traditionally a circle of evergreens (representing eternal life) with four candles spaced evenly around it. The candles can be blue or purple. Traditionally, the first candle is lit on the first Sunday of Advent and additional can-

dles are lit on the three following Sundays. The first candle is known as the Prophet Candle (sometimes, the Hope Candle) and represents the Jews’ hope for a Messiah. The second candle, the Bethlehem Candle (sometimes, the Peace Candle), recalls how Christ was humbly born in the small town of Bethlehem. See NEWS, page 16B


Gazette, February 26th, 2014

UNCW NEWS Seahawks Prevail In Double OT Nailbiter

Girl’s Varsity Team Advance to the 2nd Round of the State Playoffs after win51-38 Win over Clayton

• 2/20 – Ashley 50 Hoggard 42 – The Ladies had to do something they are not used to doing after the 1st quarter of this game and that was coming back from a 12-point deficit against Hoggard. By halftime the Eagles were able to cut the Vikings lead down to 10-points 27-17. After halftime the Eagles cut into the Vikings lead again this time knocking it down to 6-points 36-30. In the final quarters the Eagles were hitting everything and erased the Vikings lead. After a 20-6 4th quarter the Eagles won by a See Girls B-Ball, page 13B

New Hanover gets pay back on Ashley for Last Season in 1st Round of the State Playoffs BY: SHAWN R. MCKEE Staff Writer • 2/24 – Ashley 46 New Hanover 73 – The Eagles got off to a good start in this game and were able to hang close to New Hanover early finding themselves down by just a point going into the 2nd quarter. However that’s when the Wildcats started to pull away outscoring the Eagles 22-12 in the quarter giving them a 11point halftime lead 35-24. After See Basketball, page 13B

• 2/22 - Seahawks Prevail In Double OT Nailbiter - Graduate guard Ben Eblen swished a three-pointer – his only basket of the game – with 40 seconds left in the second overtime to lift UNCW past the College of Charleston, 57-55, in a Homecoming Game thriller Saturday at Trask Coliseum. The Seahawks snapped a two-game losing streak and won the 14th double overtime game in school history to improve to 9-21 overall and 312 in the Colonial Athletic Association. The Cougars, making their first appearance at Trask Coliseum as a CAA member, fell to 14-15 and 6-8 after leading by as many as 10 points in the second half. Senior forward Shane Reybold recorded his second career double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds to spark the Seahawks. Redshirt sophomore Dylan Sherwood chipped in 11 points off the bench for his third double digit game in the last five outings. Nori Johnson had the hot

hand in the first meeting between the two teams, scoring a game-high 23 points in a 7570 win last month in Charleston, and the senior guard from Greer, S.C., heated up again. He led the Cougars with 15 points, while junior forward Adjehi Baru scored 13 and senior forward Willis Hall collected a double-double of 10 points and 10 boards. The Seahawks managed a split in the regular season series and played their second straight overtime game against the Cougars in Wilmington. UNCW also outlasted Charleston, 98-91, in overtime on Nov. 10, 2007. In this one, however, defense was the order of the day. UNCW shot 33.3 percent on 20of-60 field goals, including just 1-of-11 in sudden death, and Charleston didn’t fare much better, connecting on 36.8 percent on 21-of-57 and 1-of-7 in the extra periods. Charleston led 51-49 near the end of regulation and appeared in position to sweep See Basketball, page 9B

RUNNING NEWS 10th Annual Steve Haydu St. Patrick’s Lo Tide Run The 10th Annual Steve Haydu St. Patrick’s Lo Tide Run is back again in Carolina Beach on March 15, 2014. Early race registration is currently open through March 1 for the 5K and 10K at The cost to register early is $30 for the 5K/10K or $25 with a military or student ID. After March 1,

the cost to register increases to $35. T-shirts are only guaranteed to those who pre-register, so don’t hesitate, because this year's design will be a must have! A popular registration option is creating or joining a team, special awards are given for team spirit, size and fastest time. All proceeds from regisSee LOTIDE, page 16B

BASEBALL NEWS Pleasure Island Youth Baseball Spring Registration Now Open Spring registration is now open for Pleasure Island Youth Baseball. The league is proud to announce their new website at The site offers tons of

useful features including a message board and online poll, this week’s question is “Who is your favorite MLB team?” Once Spring season starts teams, See Baseball, page 9B

Gazette, February 26th, 2014


Last Week of the Regular Schedule 6-8 Age Division - P.I. Exercise Club 15Island Tackle & Hardware 14, Carolina Beach Reralty 20 Island Montessori School 5, CBPD 13 Lazy Pirate 22; 9-11 Age Division - Hines Senior Center 29 Kure Beach Pier 20, CBDI 26 Kure Beach Pier 14, Nikki’s Gourmet & Sushi 27 CB Subway 24, El Cazador 22 CloudWyze 30; 12-14 Age Division - Tuesdays Games - Superior Medical 40 Michael’s Seafood 37, Costco 55 American Legion 23; Thursdays Games - Costco 42 American Legion 30, Superior Medical 43 Michael’s Seafood 29; 15-17 Age Division - Allied Pest Control 55 CBPD 47, Blackburn Brothers Seafood 45 Hamm Hearing Aid 38;

(Pictured Above & Below): CloudWyze was able to stay undefeated after their win over Mid-Atlantic Drilling.

AREA SPORTS SCHEDULE Pleasure Island Rec. Center’s Youth Basketball FEBRUARY 27TH 6:30pm Costco vs. Superior Medical 7:30pm Michael’s Seafood vs. American Legion P.I. Post 129 FEBRUARY 28TH 6:30pm C.B.P.D. vs. Hamm Hearing Aids 7:30pm Allied Pest Control vs. Blackburn Bros. Seafood MARCH 1ST 9:00am Island Montessori School vs. Lazy Pirate 10:00am Carolina Beach Realty vs. P.I. Exercise 11:00am CBPD vs. Island Tackle & Hardware 1:00pm Cloudwyze vs. Hines Senior Center 2:00pm Kure Beach Pier vs. El Cazador 3:00pm Mid Atlantic Drilling vs. Nikki’s Gourmet & Sushi 4:00pm CB Subway vs. CB Downtown Initiative

6-8 YEAR OLD AGE DIVISION (Pictured Above & Below): Island Tackle and Pleasure Island Exercise had a close game in the 6-8 Age Division.

Name: Carolina Beach Realty Lazy Pirate CBPD P.I. Exercise Club Island Tackle Island Montessori

W/L 8-0 7-1 4-4 3-5 1-7 1-7

F 0 0 0 0 0 0

PTS 160 169 139 93 93 50

PA 81 94 90 124 147 164

OT 0 0 0 0 0 0

SK 8 3 -1 1 -3 -2

9-11 YEAR OLD AGE DIVISION Name: CloudWyze Hines Senior Center Niki’s Gourmet & Sushi CB Downtown Initiative El Cazador CB Subway Mid Atlantic Drilling Kure Beach Pier

W/L 8-0 6-2 6-2 5-3 3-5 2-6 2-6 0-8

F 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

PTS 262 218 195 189 161 197 180 100

PA 151 167 127 178 152 229 129 282

OT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SK 8 5 4 2 -4 -4 -2 -8

12-14 YEAR OLD AGE DIVISION BY: SHAWN R. MCKEE Staff Writer Week 9 12-14 Age Division MAKE UP GAMES • 6:30PM – Superior Medical vs. Michael’s Seafood – Super Medical got off to a great start in this game after taking a 9-4 lead after the 1st quarter. However by halftime

Michael’s was able to close the gap to 3-points 18-11 after a 14-9 2nd quarter. After halftime Michael’s keep their momentum rolling and took a 3-point lead after a 14-8 3rd quarter. In the final quarter Superior’s defense stepped it up and held Michael’s to 2 field goals and 3 free throws, while their offense was able to retake the lead and take the win 40See PIYL, page 19B

Name: COSTCO Superior Medical Michael’s Seafood American Legion 129

W/L 8-0 4-4 2-6 2-6

F 0 0 0 0

PTS 349 282 309 261

PTS 247 297 339 306

OT 0 0 0 0

SK 8 2 -4 -3

15-17 YEAR OLD AGE DIVISION Name: Blackburn Brothers Allied Pest Control CBPD Hamm Hearing Aids

W/L 6-2 5-3 4-4 0-8

F 0 0 0 0

PTS 285 317 276 212

PTS 211 280 259 294

OT 0 0 0 0

SK 1 2 -1 -7

W/L = Win / Loss, F = Forfeit, PTS = Points Scored, PA = Points Allowed, OT = Overtime, and SK = Win/Loss Streak.


Gazette, February 26th, 2014

CAPT MIKE HARRISON Lucy’s Choice Bay Charters

February 24, 2014 Perhaps you heard about, or even attended, the Meyers Girls Family Fundraiser / All You Can Eat Oyster Roast held at the Fat Pelican last Saturday. As the name implies it was organized to raise money for the wonderful children of “JJ” (Ingraham) Meyers, a local commercial fisherman who so sadly lost his life in a boating accident just over a year ago. The oyster event was well planned and carried out. Plenty of food, plenty of tables, and plenty of eager volunteers wearing “JJ” tee shirts and keeping hot, steamed oysters piled high and available for the pleasure of all who attended. It

looked to me like a huge success, and I certainly hope it was. Special thanks to the Ingrahams, their associates, the Fat Pelican, and all those helpers for their big hearts and hard work. The Fat Pelican is an interesting place. “Interesting”… I don’t know what else to say. If you have not been there, you should go. You’ll see. I’m always eager to learn something new,.. and tell you about it. Here’s something that was scribbled on the hull of an old boat in FP’s back yard: “a Wonderous bird is the Pelican, His mouth holds more than his belly can. He can hold in his beak, enough food for a week. But I don’t see how the hell-hecan!” Wishing you the best, Capt. Mike Harrison Lucy’s Choice Bay Charters

(Pictured Above): Ethan and Jeff from Maryland caught a few Reds with Jeff Wolfe this week.

(Pictured Above): A sign of good times! See Hook Line & Sinker feature.

Waters close to Commercial and Recreational Spotted Seatrout Harvest MOREHEAD CITY –North Carolina will close all coastal and inland waters to commercial and recreational spotted seatrout harvest at noon Wednesday and remain closed until June 15. N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries Director Louis Daniel issued a proclamation today closing all coastal waters after

cold stun events were confirmed on Friday and Saturday in several coastal rivers, bays and creeks. Cold stun events were confirmed in the Pamlico, Alligator, Pungo, Scuppernong, Trent, Neuse and Cape Fear rivers; Chocowinity, Blounts and Chadwick bays; and Slades, Bath, Cahooque, Hancock and Spooners creeks.

Under N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission rules, the spotted seatrout season automatically closes in inland waters when it closes in adjacent coastal waters. Cold stun is a naturally occurring event. When waters cool during the winter, spotted seatrout move to deeper, warmer waters in the estuaries

and ocean. But if there is a large drop in water temperature over a short period of time, the fish may be stunned or die from it. Studies have found that cold stun events can have a significant impact on spotted seatrout populations. Under the N.C. Spotted Seatrout Fishery Management See HARVEST, page 17B

Wildlife Commission Schedules Crappie Fishing Seminar in Fayetteville RALEIGH - Due to requests from local officials, The North Carolina Department of Transportation has changed the date and location of the Ferry Toll Public Hearing in Southport. That meeting will now be held on Tuesday, February 18th in Southport

City Hall, 201 E. Moore Street from 7:00-9:00 pm. At the hearing, a formal presentation will start the meeting. Following the presentation, the meeting will be open for statements, questions, and comments. Anyone wishing to speak should register to do so

at the sign-in table prior to the presentation. Please arrive about 30 minutes early to allow time to sign in. Those who cannot attend one of the meetings may submit written comments to any time before the end of business February 28..Written com-

ments carry equal weight to verbal comments at the meetings. In 2013, the North Carolina General Assembly mandated that new ferry acquisitions be funded through Strategic Transportation Initiative funding or by revSee CRAPPIE, page 17B

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Scholarships now Available Women interested in learning outdoors skills through hands-on experiences may be eligible for scholarships through the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Becoming an OutdoorsWoman (BOW) program. Scholarships cover up to 80 percent of registration fees, which range from $10 to $225, depending on the duration and nature of the workshop. Funding assistance is provided through the Mel Porter Scholarship Fund, which is supported by contributions from previous BOW participants. The deadline for scholarship applications is two weeks prior to respective workshop dates. Preference is given to first-time participants who are full-time students, single parents of young children, and members of low-income households. Eligibility is determined by scholarship application and workshop registration. BOW is an international program for women, 18 and older, conducted in North Carolina through the Wildlife Commission. Upcoming BOW See Fly Fishing, page 16B

(Pictured Above): Scholarships are available to eligible participants interested in attending one of three Becoming an Outdoors-Woman workshops this spring, including a FlyFishing Weekend at Davidson River Campground in Brevard.

Wildlife Commission Adds No-Wake Zone Boundaries to Online Boating Map The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has added no-wake zone boundaries for all public water bodies to its online interactive Boating Access Area map. No-wake zones are areas where vessels are required to

travel at a speed that creates no appreciable wake. Although many people associate no-wake zones with coastal waters, these zones can be found on many public bodies of water across the state and at

Commission-owned or managed boat ramps. Boaters can find nowake zones on the map by zooming in on a body of water. The no-wake zones, depicted in tan, can be selected to view See NO WAKE, page 16B

Gazette, February 26th, 2014


GIRL SCOUT NEWS It’s Not Too Late for Girl Scout Cookies! There’s still time to buy Girl Scout Cookies here in New Hanover County and surrounding areas. The sale has been extended until March 9 due the inclement weather that slowed down sales and delivery of the goodies. Don’t know a girl who’s selling? Want Girl Scout Cookies? Just go to, enter your zip code, and find a listing of cookie booths near you. Or just go to your favorite search engine and type in ‘Girl Scout Cookie Locator.” Who knew it could be so easy? Want to win a year’s worth of Girl Scout Cookies? They could be yours. Just grab your cell phone, download the official Girl

Scout Cookie Finder app, and share your favorite cookie on Twitter today. Contact: Rebecca Taylor, Media Coordinator, 910-763-7149 or Debbie Todd, Membership Services, 910-231-0750 In New Hanover County there are 90 troops with almost 1000 girl members, ages 5-18. Currently there are 450 adult volunteers helping these girls learn that “there is greatness in every girl.” For more information and to donate your time or other resources or to find a troop for your daughter e-mail or call Debbie Todd at or 910-231-0750.

Fuzzy Peach Hosts Sweet Spirit Night

Congratulations to Carolina Beach School's teacher of the year Mrs. Creech

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 supporters 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 FUZZY page 17B

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NHCS Announces Revised Make-Up Schedule New Hanover County Schools (NHCS) will use the following make-up schedule for the four days missed due to winter weather. These dates have been approved by the New

Hanover County Board of Education. For traditional schools and Eaton Elementary school calendars (Codington Elementary will be an exception since they

were closed an additional day to serve as an emergency shelter): • Friday, February 14, 2014 was a full instructional day instead of a half day for students.

• Friday, March 28, 2014 will be a full instructional day instead of a half day for students. • Thursday, June 12, 2014 See MAKE UP, page 17B

NHCS Announces 2014 Regional Science Fair Results (CONT) Noelle Hoehn and Brooke Hoehn “Oil Collection Efficiency of Various Plastics in Ocean and River Water” Isaac Bear Early College High School; Senior Earth/Environmental Science-

2nd Place Michael Deaney “Flushable Products: Is it a scam?” Isaac Bear Early College High School; SeniorPhysics-2nd Place Brittany Williams “Optimization of Hydrogen Fuel Cells” Laney

High School; Senior-Physics3rd Place Eli Wilson and Alexa McDonald “The Correlation of Battery Voltage to the Electrolysis of Water” Isaac Bear Early College High School; Senior-Technology

/Engineering-2nd Place Aaron Johnson “Alternate Energy Synergy” Isaac Bear Early College High School; Special Award Winners: Award for Outstanding Creativity (winners See SCIENCE, page 9B


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Feel Good Flow Vinyasa Yoga Mandy Nicolau and Beth Cline 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 cardiovascu-

lar benefits from the continuous movements. Join Beth 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.

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

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

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.

Join Sarah Herzog for our new Youth Class Lil’ Cooks Kitchen Join Sarah Herzog for our new Youth Cooking Class! This class is designed for all children ages 6 and up. The Mission of Lil' Cook's Kitchen is to expand a child's idea of food by emphasizing the benefits and joys of cooking fresh, colorful and nutritious vegetables, grains and proteins. At Lil' Cook's, we use the kitchen as a creative art studio to teach children how to nour-

ish their bodies from the inside out. Let your child become a kitchen artist and explore the never-ending realm of possibilities in the kitchen. This program offers opportunities for kids ages 6 and up to explore new foods and ingredients through beginner knife skills, proper food handling, introduction to the chemistry of cooking and exploration of See COOKS, page 17B

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

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

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

ticipant. All participants are required to have a Carolina Beach Recreation Center membership or pay the daily guest fee plus the rate of the class. For additional information, please call the Recreation Center at 458-2977.

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.

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.

Power Yoga with Beth Cline Starting in January, join Beth as we offer our Sunday Power Yoga Class! This class is a flow combining breath with movement. Focus will be on core, strength building postures with isometric holds and dynamic flows. Class will meet every

Sunday from 1:30 – 2:30 pm. 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 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 (PG-2012) 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 (PG2013). On June 22nd, we are very proud to present the high-

ly acclaimed Disney’s SAVING MR. BANKS (PG13 – 2013) exploring the making of Mary Poppins! On June 29th, we will present MONSTERS UNIVERSITY (PG 2012) followed by our Independence Day weekend selection with this years’ NUT JOB (PG 2014). Halfway through our summer season on July 13th, we present the greatest Turkey Movie of all time – FREE BIRDS (PG 2013) followed by Disney’s SUPER BUDDIES (G 2013) on July 20th. For our

tenth selection of the season, we offer the environmental sensitive HOOT (PG 2006) on July 27th followed by this years’ popular THE LEGO MOVIE (PG 2014) on August 3rd. For all of our turtle lovers, we offer up A TURTLE TALE’S 2: SAMMY’S ESCAPE FROM PARADISE (PG 2012) on August 10th followed by TAD THE LOST EXPLORER (PG 2012) on August 17th. This year’s Classic Night on August 24th will feature the 1961 Best

Picture Acadamy Award winner WEST SIDE STORY. We closeout the season on Labor Day Weekend (August 31st) with Disney’s soon-to-be classic PLANES (PG 2013). We are happy to offer popcorn, 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

POEM from page 1B publishing and distribution. All proceeds will go toward the promotion, printing, and distribution of the Anthology. eFormats (such as a Kindle version) will also be explored and made available if possible. Our primary goal is to celebrate the creativity of poets on Pleasure Island. All entries for the first edition will be limited to residents or part-time residents of the Island. A panel of volunteers will make the final decision on which poems will be included based on availability of space – we will try to be as inclusive as possible. Please understand that this is a volunteer effort and that we will be learning as we go on how to best celebrate poetry on Pleasure Island. ALL OF THE

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

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

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

MEETING from page 2B 9:00 pm Civil War historian, Chris Fonvielle, will talk about his new book: Faces Of Fort Fisher:1861-1864. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing by Chris. Monday May 19, 2014: Membership Meeting. 7:30900 pm. Daniel Norris, pub-

lisher 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. $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 910-458-0502 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

SPIRIT from page 7B 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 anoth-

er 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.

SCIENCE from page 7B receive a certificate and gift) Noelle Hoehn and Brooke Hoehn “Oil Collection Efficiency of Various Plastics in Ocean and River Water” Isaac Bear Early College High School; American Meterological Society (winners receive a certificate and gift) Mason Kelleigh “Triangular Sails vs Square Sails” Holly Shelter Middle School; Aaron Johnson “Alternate Energy Synergy” Isaac Bear Early College High School; NC American Water Works-Water Environment Association Stockholm Jr. Water Prize (winners receive a certificate and gift) Elizabeth Kinsey “Does

Water Quality Affect Oyster Growth?” Murray Middle School; Michael Deaney “Flushable Products: Is it a scam?” Isaac Bear Early College High School; Noelle Hoehn and Brooke Hoehn “Oil Collection Efficiency of Various Plastics in Ocean and River Water” Isaac Bear Early College High School; Women in Science Award (winners receive a certificate and gift) Isabella Butler “Melting Liquids” Codington Elementary School; Maya Vexler “The Effect of Natural and Synthetic Antibiotics on Topical Staphylococcus aureus, Enterobacter aero” Isaac Bear Early College High School; Mia Weckel “How Does Light

Intensity Change With Distance? (How Far Is That Star?)” Eaton Elementary School; Janae Young “Refract, Adapt, React” Noble Middle School; NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher (winners receive a certificate and gift) Elizabeth Kinsey “Does Water Quality Affect Oyster Growth?” Murray Middle School; Noelle Hoehn and Brooke Hoehn “Oil Collection Efficiency of Various Plastics in Ocean and River Water” Isaac Bear Early College High School; Excellence in Science (Winners receive $125 cash) Brittany Williams “Optimization of Hydrogen Fuel Cells” Laney High School

BASKETBALL from page 4B the series until Reybold tipped in a miss with at the buzzer to send the game into overtime. Neither team scored in the first OT period and the outcome still appeared in limbo before Eblen gave the Seahawks the separation they needed. The Seahawks worked the ball around on the wing and with the shot clock winding down, Eblen sank only his third triple of the season from the top of the key to put UNCW in front, 56-55. Charleston called a timeout, but missed a jumper with 10 seconds left and Craig Ponder rebounded the loose ball. Sherwood snagged a pass, was fouled and made the second of two free throws to nail down the wild win. Charleston forged out to a 23-18 lead at halftime and was well on its way to a key road victory before UNCW rallied to put out the improbable win. Charleston appeared in control midway through the final period when Johnson was fouled attempted a three-ball in front of the Charleston bench and drained all three free throws to extend the Cougars’ lead to 10 points, 38-28, with 9:31 on the clock. Charleston was out front, 49-41, when the Seahawks came alive. Led by Ponder, UNCW reeled off eight straight points and the Bluefield, W.Va.,

product sank a pair of free throws with 1:39 remaining to draw the game even at 49-all. Charleston’s Anthony Stitt then came up with a clutch jumper from close range with 1:30 left to give the Cougars a 51-49 edge. The two teams missed field goal attempts and when Hall’s trifecta try from the right corner was off the mark, the Seahawks grabbed the rebound and called timeout with 13.3 records left, setting up Reybold’s heroics in regulation. The two teams started slowly before Charleston inched out to a 16-8 advantage on Canyon Barry’s triple from the right wing to give the Cougars a working margin midway through the first period. UNCW, meanwhile went 2of-13 in the opening minutes for an early deficit against its regional rival. Still trailing 18-10, the Seahawks scored six straight points and Sherwood scored two straight buckets to chop the lead to 18-16. Sherwood’s putback at 4:16 kept the Seahawks within striking distance early. Johnson then banked in a three-pointer at the end of the shot clock and added a layup to give Charleston a 23-16 lead at 1:41 The Cougars then carried a 23-18 lead into the break after holding the Seahawks to 33.3 percent shooting in the opening period.

GAME NOTES: The Seahawks did not make a threepointer in the first half...It was the first double overtime game in Buzz Peterson’s 16-year career…The two teams combined for 8-of-37 from long distance…UNCW won the rebounding battle, 41-40…The Seahawks had five blocks and eight steals in the contest…UNCW’s largest lead in the game was just two points…The attendance of 4,047 was the largest of the season…Five Seahawks had at least five points…UNCW’s bench outscored Charleston’s, 31-4…The Seahawks had not played a double overtime game since Jan. 24, 2009.

Gazette, February BASEBALL from page 4B schedules, game results, and standings options will be active. Register online at or stop by the

26th, 2014 9B Carolina Beach Recreation Center located behind the Town Hall building for a hard copy. You can also find Pleasure Island Youth Baseball on Facebook!

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

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

MEMORIAL, from page 3B p.m. Christmas Eve Family Service (candlelight) and 11:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Candlelight Service • Christmas Day - Traditional Christmas Dinner - Meat will be provided; bring a side dish. For planning purposes, call Anne (520-2710) to make a reservation or for more details. • Sunday Schedule - 9:00 Sunday School 10:00

Worship and 11:00 Fellowship Time 4:00 Youth Group Have you passed by Kure Memorial lately? If so, you may have seen the sign inviting people to write their prayers on the sidewalk with chalk. If you have a special concern or prayer and write it on the sidewalk, it will be incorporated into our Sunday prayers. You can also call the church office with special prayer concerns.


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Gazette, February 26th, 2014

Gazette, February 26th, 2014 Girls B-Ball from page 4B final of 50-42 advancing them into the Championship game against New Hanover. HIGHLIGHTS: Chyna Cotton 21points on 8 for 13 from the field, 5 for 9 from the free throw line, 12 rebounds, 2 assists, 3 steals, and a block; Felecity Havens 14-points, 1 block, 3 assists, 4 rebounds and was 8 for 8 from the free throw line; Morgan Davis 7-points, 2 blocks, 1 steal, 1 assist, 11 rebounds; Kaili Rich 4-points, 2 steals, 1 assist and a rebound; Carly Higgins 3-poinnts, and a rebound; Penka Heusinkveld 1 point, 1 assist and 2 rebounds; Brittany Butts had 2-points. Mid-Eastern Conference Tournament Championship Game • 2/21 – Ashley 47 New Hanover 56 – The Eagles got off to a good start in the 1st quarter of their Mid-Eastern Conference Championship Game against New Hanover. However in the 2nd quarter the Wildcats used a 16-2 run to

9-MILE from page 1B Kure Beach are invited to observe GSM Company conducting the hike, and we ask that you remain at a safe distance in order to not impede troop movement. There will likely be a disruption in traffic flow on the day of the hike. We ask citizens and visitors of Carolina Beach and Kure Beach to prepare for delays and plan routes accordingly. For media interBasketball from page 4B halftime the Wild Cats continued to pull away from the Eagles outscoring them 16-14 in the 3rd quarter and 22-10 in the 4th giving them the win 7346. This was a great season for the Eagles who were under the leadership of a new coach. David Ruthledge is sure to take this team places in the future. HIGHLIGHTS: Tyree Garthright 21, Ryan Keller 9, Austin Henderson 7, David Hicks 6, and Jake Stinnett 3.

erase the ladies lead and give them a 10-point lead. After halftime the Ladies were able to retake the lead 40-39 after outscoring the Wildcats 20-9. However the ladies ran into trouble again in the final quarter and New Hanover was able to outscore them 17-7 to take the win and the Tournament Championship 56-47. : 1st Round of the State

ested in attending the event or wish to acquire additional information, please use the contact information provided

above to contact a 2nd MLG Public Affairs representative.


Playoffs • 2/24 – Ashley 51 Clayton 38 – After a sluggish start the Eagles were able to take a 1614 lead by the end of the 1st quarter. After that the Ladies soared taking over the lead 2724 by halftime and never looking back. The Ladies outscored Clayton 11-5 in the 3rd quarter and 13-9 in the 4th giving them the win 51-38.


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Gazette, February 26th, 2014


16B Gazette, February 26th, 2014 chowder-tasting (and voting) CHOWDER from page 1B the Band will conclude at 5:00 between 11:30am and 4:00pm, pm. During the Chowder Cook- but make sure to arrive early Off, enjoy live music and while the chowder is abun-

dant. Contestants will be judged for “People’s Choice” “Judges Choice” “Best Decorated” and “Most

Enthusiastic.” For more information please call the Chamber at 910-458-8434 or email at

SUPPORT from page 7B 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. To register for the program ,

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.

PET ROCKS from page 2B porate or personal gifts, or time as a volunteer, please contact Heather Blount at 910.256.2624, or visit AAHPCR located at 1808 Sir Tyler Drive in Wilmington. ABOUT CARE - Atlantic Animal Hospital formed the entirely volunteer based 501(c)(3) Coastal Animal Rescue Effort (CARE) to provide the resources to treat injured or ill homeless and rescued animals until they are well enough to be placed up for adoption. While there are many excellent non-profit groups in our community that rescue and

re-home dogs and cats, they lack the funds and facilities to treat rescued animals with serious illness or injuries. An inordinate number of animals are euthanized every year, not only because there are not enough people willing or able to adopt a rescue animal, but also due to the lack of medical care available to homeless animals. CARE’s immediate goal is to expand services to help more animals in need. This estimated $2 million endeavor includes future plans to build the first and only veterinarian run, nokill animal shelter in Eastern North Carolina.

call 1-800-210-9569 or register online. Friends and family can register, too! Visit 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

NEWS from page 3B The third candle, the Shepherd Candle (sometimes, the Joy Candle), represents the joy of the shepherds upon learning of the birth of Jesus. This candle is sometimes pink or rose-colored. The 4th candle, the Angel Candle, recalls the Angel Gabriel’s message to

Mary that she would bear God’s child and also the angels who announced Christ’s birth. Sometimes a fifth candle is added, traditionally in the middle of the wreath, which is white and is called the Christ Candle. It is lit during the Christmas Eve service or on Christmas Day.

FLY FISHING from page 6B workshops for which scholarship money is available include: Fly-Fishing Basics, March 22, at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center, Fayetteville; FlyFishing Weekend, April 4-6, at the Davidson River Campground, Brevard; and, Becoming an OutdoorsWomanWeekend, April 11-13, at the Eastern 4-H Center, Columbia.

“Scholarships have helped women take part in rewarding, confidence-building experiences they otherwise couldn’t afford,”said BB Gillen, state BOW coordinator. “These are partial scholarships only, based on need. Recipients are asked to pay the remainder of the registration fee.” More information is available by contacting Gillen at 919-218-3638 or

LOTIDE from page 4B tration fees, sponsors and individual donors are distributed to recipients selected by the volunteer board of directors to assist local cancer victims in financial need. On March 19, 2005, the first St. Patrick’s LoTide Run was a wonderful success. Unfortunately, Steve lost his battle with cancer in May 2005, but this event lives on his name continuing to provide aid and financial support to area residents battling cancer. The recipients are New Hanover County residents diagnosed

with cancer and are without medical insurance or in financial need. All donations are tax deductible. More than $53,000 was distributed directly to sixteen recipients from the proceeds of last year’s race. The impact in their lives of getting much needed financial help from their community is worth running for. The 10th annual race would not be possible without the continued support of our amazing sponsors, the growing number of participants, and our loyal volunteers.

NO WAKE from page 6B more information about them. “This is the first time we’ve mapped no-wake zones,” said Erik Christofferson, chief of the Commission’s Division of Engineering and Lands Management. “This new feature added to the Boating Access Area map will be useful for boaters who want to know where the zones are, particularly if they’re already out on the water, using a smart phone or other mobile device.” The Commission was authorized by the N.C.General Assembly to

establish water safety rules, including no-wake zones, solely to help protect the safety of boaters on public waters. Nowake zones established by the Commission are published in the North Carolina Administrative Code. Several zones have been established by Session Laws of the General Assembly. The Commission maintains more than 240 free boating access areas on 80 public bodies of water across the state. For more information, including nowake zones in North Carolina, visit the boating page.

MAKE UP from page 7B will be a full instructional day instead of a half day for students. • Friday, June 13, 2014 will be a half day and the last day of school. • There will be no Saturday make-up day on February 22, 2014 as previously announced. • Fifteen minutes will be

added to the start and end of each school day for a total of 30 additional minutes per day, for four weeks, starting Monday, March 3, 2014, through Friday, March 28, 2014. This will add ten instructional hours back into the calendar. Early College calendars will be adjusted as needed in accordance to their college affiliation.

HARVEST from page 6B Plan, if a significant cold stun event occurs the Division of Marine Fisheries will close all spotted seatrout harvest. The intent of the closure is to allow the fish that survive the cold stun event the maximum change to spawn in this spring. Peak spawning occurs in May. Seafood dealers will have until Feb. 12 to dispose of

unfrozen spotted seatrout taken prior to the closure. For more specifics on the closure in coastal waters, see Proclamation FF-9-2014 at /proclamations. For more information, contact Chip Collier with the Division of Marine Fisheries at 910-796-7291 or

COOKS from page 8B global cuisine and food traditions. Classes will meet on Monday, February 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th. Class meets from 4:30 – 6:00 pm. Cost is $80.00 per participant for the entire month (includes 4 classes). Additional siblings receive a discount of $75.00. Pre-Registration is required. Registration forms are available on our website and at the Recreation Center.

Price includes all supplies and food. Menu: Feb 3rd = homemade “hot pockets”, Feb 10th = homemade meatballs and marinara, Feb 17th = enchiladas and Feb 24th = sushi (no raw fish). Menu may change or alter based on class attendance or ingredient availability. For additional information, please contact the Recreation Center at (910) 458-2977 or visit

MEAL from page 2B 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@ or 910-458-5962 or

CRAPPIE from page 6B enue-raising initiatives such as tolling, advertising, and concessions. The General Assembly also mandated that all tolling increases be requested by the regional Rural Planning Organizations (RPOs) or Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) before being approved by the Board of Transportation. In its December meeting, the Board of Transportation approved a tolling methodology which tolls routes by distance travelled and raises approximately five million dollars a year for ferry replacement. This methodology includes the establishment of tolls on the Hatteras-Ocracoke, CurrituckKnotts Island, BayviewAurora, and Cherry BranchMinnesott Beach routes, as well as increases in tolls on the

Southport-Fort Fisher, Cedar Island-Ocracoke, and Swan Quarter-Ocracoke routes. The proposed rate changes can be found on NCDOT's Ferry website. All money collected will go only toward new ferry vessels. After the public hearings, the RPOs/MPOs will decide whether to accept the toll changes For more information about the upcoming meetings, please contact Jamille Robbins, NCDOT - Human Environment Unit at (919) 707-6085 or NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who want to participate in these hearings. Anyone requiring special services should contact Jamille Robbins as soon as possible in order for arrangements to be made.

FASHION from page 1B is responsible for these Holiday Events on the Island: Light up the Lake Celebration, Christmas Parade, Holiday Flotilla, Holiday Tour of Homes and the New Year’s Celebration. This year's Fashion Show will be held on Saturday, April 5th, from 11 am to 2 pm, at the Carolina Beach American Legion Post No. 129, 1500 Bridge Barrier Road. Fashions featured will be from touché, Unique Boutique and CB Surf Shop. Lunch will be catered by Middle of the Island, and in addition there will be a Silent Auction, Raffle and a Spring Hat Contest. This year’s Show

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

ART MUSEUM, from page 2B CAM Café: Dec. 24 & 25 and Jan. 1. NOTE: Cameron Art Museum online domain and email accounts will now be .org, so is the website address and all email will follow this same domain of .org beginning January 1, 2014. This reflects our ongoing nonprofit designation. • MUSEUM SCHOOL CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS OPEN REGISTRATION NOW: www.cameronart Sign up for 6 week classes and/or 1 to 2-Day workshops in drawing, painting, mixed media, photography, art history, copper repousse and artistic journal keeping. Beginners are always welcome to sign up! For more information contact Keith Butler at 910.395.5999 ext. 1008. • PUBLIC PROGRAMS: GROUP SINGING: Wilmington Sacred Harp Singers - Sunday Dec. 29, 2013 - NEW! 1:30 pm Instruction for beginners and 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Songbooks provided, beginners welcome! Free and open to the public, donations appreciated - Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall - Wilmington Sacred Harp Singers presents a traditional Sacred Harp Singing and invite you to join in the music. This dynamic form of a cappella social singing dates back to Colonial America, using a modern reprint of an 1844 songbook called The Sacred Harp. Sacred Harp and related shape-note styles are the oldest continuous singing traditions in the United States. Surviving as a living tradition in parts of the South, notably Georgia and Alabama, Sacred Harp music has been discovered by new generations of singers who have spread the heritage across North America and to Australia and Europe. The music is loud, vigorous and intense. It is meant to be sung, not just observed. No previous experience is necessary. Learn more about Sacred Harp singing at and this singing at . Held in collaboration with WHQR. - JAZZ @ THE CAM Series - A concert series by the Cameron Art Museum and the Cape Fear Jazz Society ( September 2013 – April 2014 from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm - 1st Thursday of each month CAM, Weyerhaeuser Reception Hall Individual: CAM/CFJS Members: $8.00 Non-members: $12.00 Students: $5.00 with valid ID The fourth season of the popular seven concert series offers a mixture of new and familiar musicians performing a range of jazz genres for your listening pleasure. Purchase seats on CAM’s webs i t e :, by phone or at the door. *Special 2nd Thursday date MIDDAY RETREAT! HOLIDAY SCHEDULE: Meet again beginning Wed., Jan. 8! Yoga and T’ai Chi at the Cameron Art Museum. Yoga: ThursdayMidday, noon to 1:00 pm, Friday, 5:30 to 6:30 pm. T’ai Chi: Wednesday-Midday, noon to 1:00 pm - Join in a soothing retreat sure to charge you up while you relax in a beautiful, comfortable setting. These sessions are ongoing and are open

to beginner and experienced part i c i p a n t s . iving CAM CAFÉ - Come sample CAM Café’s new fall lunch menu of fresh and seasonal delights 11:00 am - 3:00 pm Tuesday - Saturday, Thursday Dinner 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm and Sunday Brunch 10:00 am - 3:00 pm. Stop by and enjoy drinks, appetizers, or a great meal. Every Thursday evening Chef Jessica Cabo creates specialty dishes with organic ingredients from NC farms. Reservations are appreciated and suggested: 910.777.2363. Visit to see the new lunch offerings. EXHIBITIONS at the CAM: Diane Landry: The Cadence of All Things On View thru January 12, 2014. Diane Landry (Canadian, b. 1958) is one of Canada's foremost installation artists: her work is exhibited throughout Canada, the United States and Europe. The artist employs everyday objects, sound, light and shadow in her evocative constructions. Her inspiration is the rhythms of the world. From Earth’s orbit around the sun providing cycle of seasons, to the planet’s rotation, creating the periodicity of day and night, to the very beat of the human heart, with systolic and diastolic movements of blood, existence is about the cadences of all things. Cadence includes work created 1992- 2013. CAMorganized with exhibition catalogue. Art Among Friends: Four Collections of American Art Nov. 23 thru Feb. 16, 2014. The exhibition features paintings and drawings from four private collections in North Carolina showing the evolution during 1880s1940s of painting in America. This lush exhibition includes work by John Singer Sargent, Childe Hassam, William Merritt Chase, Robert Henri, John Sloan, Milton Avery and other prominent American Impressionists and Urban Realists. Curated by Jonathan Stuhlman, Senior Curator of American, Modern, and Contemporary Art at the Mint Museum in Charlotte and organized by the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum. Cameron Art Museum Galleries Open on Thursday Evenings. Open late Thursday Evenings until 9:00 pm .CAM Members: NO COST | NonMembers: $8 | Students w/id $5, Seniors and Active Military | Children 2-12 $3. Join friends or bring the family and enjoy viewing current exhibitions in the Hughes Wing and Brown Wing each week. ABOUT THE CAMERON ART MUSEUM: Cameron Art Museum is located at the corner of South 17th Street and Independence Boulevard in Wilmington, NC. Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 am5:00 pm, Thursday: 10:00 am –9:00 pm, Museum admission is: Museum members no cost $8 Non-members $5 Students with valid student identification card, active military (with ID) and Seniors (65+) $3 Children age 2 -12 For updated information on programs, exhibitions, classes and events, visit or call 910.395.5999.

Gazette, February 26th, 2014 17B FUZZY from page 7B by clicking on “EVENTS”, Carolina Beach will host the then “PTO” on school’s webnext Spirit Night donating a site at portion of their evening’s proIf you want to find a way to ceeds Monday March 3rd. do your part to support March 27th the Carolina Beach Carolina Beach Elementary McDonald’s will host a spirit School’s PTO by simply doing night as well. your everyday activities, look For more information, no further! Here are a few ways please check-out our website you can do your part!


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Albino Alligator Makes a Move

Whale of a Weekend at Aquarium March 1 & 2

(Pictured Above): A young visitor learns about whale anatomy during the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher’s Whale of a Weekend, March 1st and March 2nd. The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher hosts the second annual Whale of a Weekend, Saturday, March 1 and Sunday, March 2. Dive into the wonderful world of whales and dolphins through hands-on education stations to engage visitors of all ages. Explore a humpback whale's family tree. Try out a blubber glove. Join the ranks of whale superhero. Solve a mystery as a dolphin detective and much more. In addition, marine mammal

experts from around the state share their knowledge and experience. All the fun of Whale of a Weekend is free with Aquarium admission. The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher is located just south of Kure Beach, a short drive from Wilmington, on U.S. 421. The site is less than a mile from the Fort Fisher ferry terminal. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. General information: ort-fisher

(Pictured Above): A natural-colored American alligator swims with Luna, an albino alligator, in a shared habitat. A toothy resident of the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher moved to new digs in mid-February and acquired a few new roommates, too. Luna, an albino alligator, still makes her home at the popular attraction, but now resides in the habitat traditionally reserved for natural-colored American alligators. Luna, who previously lived alone, joined two females and one male alligator, sharing a large swimming area and lounging space. Visitors can watch as Luna and her new friends swim and float right up to three large windows, allowing all to clearly see her beautiful alabaster features from nostril to tail. “Luna’s transition to her new space has gone well,” said Aquarium Curator Hap Fatzinger. “All the animals are currently adapting.” Aquarium Husbandry staff did extensive research on bringing the alligators together, See LUNA, page 9B

Aquarium Introduces Toddler Tuesdays

(Pictured Above): Sea urchin at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Photo courtesy NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher.

(Pictured Above): Luna, an albino alligator, floats in her new habitat.

KURE BEACH – The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher introduces Toddler Tuesdays to beat the frosty February blahs. Pint-sized visitors will enjoy coloring and

crafts, as well as free play with toys and books, offered in the Freshwater Wonders from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. Little ones and their caregivers can gather to hear a fish

Gazette, February 26th, 2014 PIYBL from page 5B 37. HIGHLIGHTS: Superior Medical: #14 Jacob Reeves 17, #11 Josh Stewart 9, #12 Jarod Tanner 6, #15 Jeffrey Murphy and #3 Jake Ettefagh 3-points each, #4 Jantzen Hartsell 2. Michael’s Seafood: #10 Ethan Graves 13, #3 matt Heglar 11, #13 Skii Bollinger 8, #2 Austin Johnson 3, and #4 Dimitrius Weakley 2. • 7:30PM – Costco vs. American Legion – Costco started off this game with a 132 throughout the 1st quarter. In the 2nd quarter Costco continued to increase their lead outscoring Superior again 14-6 to take a 27-8 halftime lead. After halftime Costco continued to run up the score board outscoring American Legion 13-5 in the 3rd quarter and 1510 in the 4th to take the win 5523. HIGHLIGHTS: Costco: #12 Kevin Mintz 19, #11 Rocco Farmintino 12, #1 Bradley Plyler 9, #4 Brandon plyler 5, #3 Aidan Lafferty 4, #2 Nan Smith, #13 Jacob Hardison, #14 Vinny Farmintino each had 2-points. American Legion: #12 Kyle Carpenter 8, #13 Ryan Bailey 6, #14 Daniel Stokes 4, #11 Cade Smith Martin 4, and #1 Madison Chalmers 1. Regular Scheduled Games • 6:30PM – Costco vs. American Legion – Costco was able to pull away early in this game taking a 6-point lead 116 in the 1st quarter. The 6-point lead would hold up by halftime after each team picked up 13points in the 2nd quarter. After halftime Costco really stepped up the defense and held American Legion to just 3points, while their offense picked up 8 bringing their lead to 13-points. In the final quarter Costco again outscored the American Legion 10-9 to take the win 42-30. With 1 game remaining Costco is still undefeated at 8-0 and has 1st Place in the Regular Season locked up. HIGHLIGHTS: Costco: #11 Rocco Farmintino 12, #4 Brandon Plyler 10, #3 Aidan Lafferty 7, #12 Kevin Mintz 6, #4 Brandon Plyler 5, and #13 Jacob Hardison 2. American Legion: #11 Cade Smith Martin 7, #12 Kyle Carpenter 6, #13 Ryan Bailey 4, #14 Daniel Stokes and #2 Jett Tugwell 3-points each, #3 Elijah Akins, #15 Morgan Carpenter and #1 Madison Chalmers 2-points each, and #10 Ben Stout 1-point. • 7:30PM –Michael’s Seafood vs. Superior Medical – Superior Medical was able to take a 3-point lead after the 1st quarter and after another close 12-11 2nd quarter the lead improved to 4-points 21-17. After halftime Michael’s was able to bring that lead back down to 3-points 28-25 after yet another close quarter 8-7. In the final quarter Superior stepped up their defense and held Michael’s to just 4-points, while their offense picked up 15-points to take the win 4329. HIGHLIGHTS: Michael’s Seafood: #10 Ethan Graves 12, #14 Tyler Tranchon and #3 Matt Heglar 6-points each and #4 Dimitrius Weakley 5. Superior Medical: #3 Jake Ettefagh 13, #14 Jacob Reeves 9, #11 Josh Stewart 8, #4 Jantzen Hartsell4, #12 Jarod Taner 3, and #5 Nick Reeves, #13 Thomas Blankenbeckler, and #2 Peyton Blankenbeckler each had 2 points. 15-17 Age Division • 6:30PM – Allies Pest Control vs. CBPD – Allied’s defense held the CBPD to just 5-points in the 1st quarter, meanwhile their offense picked up 14-points to take a 9-point lead. In the 2nd quarter Allied was able to pick up 17-points bringing their lead to 31-17 by halftime. After halftime Allied was able to continue to pull away taking a 18-point lead after outscoring the CBOD again 11-7 in the 3rd quarter. In the final quarter the CBPD’s Connor Garnette lead a come back fueled by his 13-points, however they came up 8-points short and Allied won by a final score of 55-47. HIGHLIGHTS: CBPD: Connor Garnette 23, #3 Drake Overton 11, #14 Braelyn

Little 8, and #10 William Noxon 5. Allied Pest Control: #4 Daniel Farriss 21, #11 Jacob Graves 12, #12 Keegan Calhoun 6, #1 Sean Anderson and #13 Nick Winslow 5points each, #3 Nicholas Golonka 4, and #5 Luke Winslow 2. • 7:30PM – Blackburn Brothers Seafood vs. Hamm Hearing Aid – Blackburn Brothers Seafood was able to take the early lead 10-7 after the 1st quarter. By halftime Blackburn was able to stend their lead to 7-points 20-13 after outscoring Hamm 10-6. After halftime Hamm’s Dustin Hancock connected on 3 3pointers as Blackburn’s lead got cut to 5-points 33-28. After halftime Hamm refused to give up, but in the end they ran out of time and Blackburn was able to remain in 1st Place with the win 45-38. HIGHLIGHTS: Blackburn Brothers Seafood: #3 Justin Blackburn 9, #11 Donovan Frances 8, #5 Kyle Dowling 6, #1 Jake Trafton and #14 Julian Blackburn each had 5-points, #2 Michael Fasano, and #10 Logan Loftin, and #12 Brice Eller 4-points. Hamm Hearing Aid: #5 Dustin Hancock 22, #12 Ryan Hardison, #4 Scott Best, and #13 Larry Davis each had 4points, and #1 Jacob Johnson and #14 Jacob Miles 2 each. 6-8 Age Division • 9:00AM – PI Exercise Club vs. Island Tackle & Hardware – This was a very close game with Island Tackle taking a 4-2 lead after the 1st quarter and after another 4-2 2nd quarter the teams went into halftime timed up at 6-6. After halftime P.I. Exercise Club was able to take a 1-point lead after a 5-4 3rd quarter. In the final quarter Exercise Club’s Chan Dozier had a field goal that put his team up for good giving them the win 15-14. HIGHLIGHTS: P.I. Exercise Club: #10 Layth Monroe 6, #11 William Griffen 4, #14 Chan Dozier 3, and #13 Silas Jackson 2. Island Tackle & Hardware: #5 Micah Coniglio 5, #2 Rayne Schoonmaker, #10 Zane Day, #12 Kaylee Smith, and #11 Avery Saffo each had 2-points, and #13 Sam Bradshaw had a point. • 10:00AM – Carolina Beach Realty vs. Island Montessorri School – After a 22 1st quarter Carolina Beach Realty was able to go on a 8-1 run giving them a 10-3 lead at halftime. After halftime Both teams picked up 2-points in the 3rd quarter followed by a 8-0 run by Carolina Beach Realty. The 20-5 win gave Carolina Beach Realty there 8th win going into the final week of the season. HIGHLIGHTS: Carolina Beach Realty: #14 Terrell Parker 10, #3 Cane Mehling and #13 Kaila Shaw 2-points each. Island Montessori School: #14 Brian Graybush and #10 Camp Lancaster each had 2-points and #13 Keaton Green 1-point. • 11:00AM – CBPD vs. Lazy Pirate – The 1st quarter of this game was close between the 2nd and 3rd Places teams with Lazy Pirte taking a 1point lead 5-4. In the 2nd quarter Lazy Pirate was able to pull away taking a 5-point lead at halftime. After halftime the 5point lead remained the same after the end of the 3rd quarter after both teams picked up 3points. In the final Lazy Pirate’s defense held CBPD to just a pair of free throws, while their offense picked up 6points and the win 22-13. HIGHLIGHTS: Lazy Pirate: #14 Carter Gracie 11, #1 Isaiah Hunter 7, and #10 Owen Morini and #13 Khalil Kelly each had 2-points. CBPD: #12 Kendall Marcucelli 6, #5 Jayce Atanasoff 4, #13 Carter Kelly 2, and #1 Talan Groseclose 1. 9-11 Age Division • 1:00PM – Hines Senior Center vs. Mid-Atlantic Drilling – After a close 4-2 1st quarter Mid Atlantic Drilling was able to tie up the game at 10-10 going into halftime. After halftime Hines was able to start pulling away taking a 3point lead after the 3rd quarter 18-15. In the final quarter

(Pictured Above & Below): Lazy Pirate and CBPD were playing for 2nd Place in the 6-8 Age Division. Hines was able to increase their lead to 9-points before the final buzzer sounded giving them the win 29-20. HIGHLIGHTS: Hines Senior Center: #11 Nathan Hardison 15, #2 Dominic Farmintino 7, #1 Taj Monroe 4, #14 Cathryn Paquet 2, and #12 Mason Massey 1. Mid-Atlantic Drilling: #2 Jas Herring 9, #13 Alyssa Fizer 5, #4 Monae Pardo 4, and #1 Matthew Silver 2. • 2:00PM – Carolina Beach Downtown Initiative vs. Kure Beach Pier – CBDI got off to a good start in this game after going on a 6-2 run throughout the 1st quarter. The 2nd quarter was a little close with CBDI adding another point to their lead now at 12-7 by halftime. After halftime CBDI’s offense picked up 10-points, while their defense held Kure Beach Pier to just 3-points giving them a 22-10 lead. In the final quarter both teams picked up 4points giving CBDI the win 2614. HIGHLIGHTS: Carolina Beach Downtown Initiative: #5 Nicolas Ruscetti and #10 Kyle Reighard 6-points each, #4

Jacob Chalmers and #1 Jack Garcia 4-points each, #2 Elijah Poe, #13 Nicolas Schwenker 2points each. Kure Beach Pier: #5 Owen Davis 5, #1 Chad Fleshman and #11 Maddox Greene 3-points each, #13 Mason Johnson 2, and #10 Patrick Furbay 1. • 3:00PM – Nikki’s Sushi vs. CB Subway – This was a close game with Subway taking a 5-2 lead after the 1st quarter. However by halftime both teams were tied up at 15points when Nikki’s outscored Subway 13-10. After halftime the same close play continued with Nikki’s taking a 1-point lead 19-18. In the final quarter Nikki’s was barely able to hold off Subway and took the win 27-24. HIGHLIGHTS: Nikki’s Sushi: 33 Kyle Schoomaker 14, #12 Brynn Little 4, #13 Sam Martin, #1 Nic Lamendola, #2 Coleman Lamendola, and #4 Mason Brooks 2-points each, and #5 Ben Testori 1. CB Subway: #2 Harry Smith Martin 18, #14 Dion Wallace 3, #10 Leo Baggie 2, and #3 Jacob Baugher 1.


20B Gazette, February 26th, 2014 you can volunteer, donate and PLUNGE from page 1B County Special Olympic participate visit their website at Program that includes more than 500 athletes. The County This year’s 5k overall winprovides training and competi- ners are as follows: 22 year old tion in the following sports: Erik Pavia with a time of 18:23, Athletics, Basketball, Softball, 18 year old John Eskew with a Bowling, Bocce, Golf, Power time of 19:11 and Joe Benson Lifting, Roller Skating, Soccer, age 44 with a time of 20:22. Swimming and Tennis. Special For the females 43 year old Olympics New Hanover Mary Margaret McEachern County also offers opportuni- took first with a time of 23:08 ties for athletes, families, with 28-year-old Carol friends and the community to Motsinger right behind with a unite through socials, summer time of 23:23, 21 year old camps and quarterly dances. Nicole Shepard took third with For more information on the a time of 23:31. For a complete New Hanover County Special list of age groups and times Olympics Team or to see how visit

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

(Pictured Above): For a prompt free-estimate, contact BrigthSide Pressure Washing at (910) 386-8668. For more info and testimonials find BrightSide online at

By: Jasmine K. McKee Staff Writer With Spring around the corner NOW is the perfect time for homeowners and businesses to assess the effects of our unique coastal climate on their property. BrightSide Pressure Washing can help you assess the damage and fix you right up with their soft wash services, perfect for removing mold,

mildew, grime, pollen and rust without jeopardizing the finish of you home, business or structure. “Our soft wash service is a non-abrasive process that will safely remove all the dirt and grime without chipping the paint, wood, brick or stucco,” explains owner Dane Waggett, “as using a really high pressure removal process can do. It’s gentle on the surface, but gets rid all that stuff built up on the See BrightSide, page 5C


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Island True Value Tackle & Hardware Provides all your Fishing Needs

(Pictured Above): Island Tackle and Hardware is at 801 N. Lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach. For details, call 910-458-3049. They are open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and will offer longer hours during the summer. Visit their online store at “Like” them on Facebook to get the latest information regarding new products, tournament information and pictures of recent catches. By: Candace Lookingbill Staff Writer Island Tackle and True Value Hardware is the place to go for your fishing needs. The store is locally owned and operated with a friendly staff that is eager to

assist you in whatever you need. Their fishing center has everything needed for fishing from the beginner to the experienced fisherman. They carry major brands of rods and reels, fishing lures, lines and bait. For fishing off the beach it is recommended to use a 9 – 12 foot rod

to get your line over the waves, fishing from the pier or from a boat a 6 – 7 foot rod is what could be used. They also have available, for this time of year, frozen bait such as squid, shrimp or mullet. When the warmer weather arrives they See Island Tackle, page 5C

Pleasure Island Auto

Oleander Golf Center

(Pictured Above): Oleander Golf Center is at 5026 Oleander Dr, Wilmington. It is open daily from 9 a.m. - sundown; the last bucket of balls is sold 30 minutes prior to sundown. For details call 910-397-0674, visit the website, you can also find them on Facebook. By: Candace Lookingbill Staff Writer WILMINGTON – Oleander Golf Center is a public practice and golf equipment facility and is conveniently located in Wilmington, and just a few feet away from the Wilmington Municipal Golf Course. They offer a driving range and grass practice areas that can accommodate more than 50 See GOLF, page 5C

SlapDash holding a T-Shirt fundraiser to help FPHPS

(Pictured Above): Pleasure Island Auto is at 396 N. Lake Park Blvd. Carolina Beach, for details or to schedule an appointment, call 910-458-9240. The website is Pleasure Island Auto has been servicing the area for three years. Owners Victoria and Westley Satterwhite offer a full service automotive mechanic shop. They provide preventative maintenance at competitive prices, diagnostics for check engine lights, tires and transmission and engine work/rebuilds to name a few. In addition, they are also an official inspection station The Saterwhites offer their customers trust and honesty. They are determined to permanently fix every issue with your See AUTO, page 5C

Intracoastal Realty Announces Top Agents and Producers Club & Carolina Beach Top Producers Wilmington, NC -Intracoastal Realty recently announced their top performers for the month of January. Vance Young won Closed Volume Team of the Month with $3.4M in sales and Lee Crouch won Closed Volume Agent of the Month with $1.5M in sales. Michelle Clark won Listing Team of the Month with $6.5M in new listings and Lee Crouch won Listing Agent of the Month with $4.5M in new listings. Vance Young won Under

Contract Volume Team of the Month with $4.7M in contracts and Mark Bodford won Under Contract Volume Agent of the Month with $1.8M in contracts. Wilmington – Lumina Station Office: Top selling team was Carla Lewis. Top listing team was Angie Pool. Top under contract team was Keith Beatty. Top selling agent was Rainelle Mishoe. Top listing agent was Helene Rexing. Top under contract agent was Sandra McNeil. Wrightsville Beach

Office: Top selling team and under contract team was Vance Young. Top listing team was Michelle Clark. Top selling agent was Eva Elmore. Top listing agent and listing agent was Lee Crouch. Top under contract agent was Mark Bodford. Carolina Beach Office: Top selling agent was Karen Moran-Germ. Top listing agent was Alicia Devereaux. Top under contract agent was Joyce Barnwell. Oak See Intracoastal, page 5C

SlapDash Publishing is owned and operated by Daniel Norris and has been in business since 2006. He publishes coffee table books and other media. Graphic design, web design, photography and video production are some of the services he has to offer. His two Carolina Beach books were a big hit a few years back and are still in print. Carolina Beach, NC Images and Icons of a Bygone Era, Vol. 1 and Carolina Beach, NC - Friends and Neighbors Remembered, Vol. 2. Norris is also a member of Federal Point Historical Preservation Society, and the society is working on a cookbook for release around May

2014. So he is offering his services as a volunteer to get this book to market. To facilitate this project, he has started a simple fundraiser that will produce T-shirts with the new company logo on it.

All profits will benefit FPHPS and assist in the production of the cookbook. Visit to view and order the shirt, the cost is $25. Norris lives in See SlapDash, page 5C

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Masonboro Urgent Care Offers Medical Services to the Area

(Pictured Above): Masonboro Urgent Care thanks the community of Pleasure Island, Masonboro area and south Wilmington for their continued support of their community health care clinic. The facility is at 6132 Carolina Beach Road, Suite 8, Wilmington in the Masonboro Landing Shopping Center. The hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; 2 – 6 p.m. Sunday. For details or to contact, call 910-794-4947, email or visit the website at By: Candace Lookingbill Staff Writer Masonboro Urgent Care is a primary and urgent care center that serves the needs of Pleasure Island, Masonboro and south Wilmington areas. It is locally owned, and offers excellent choices for health care services ranging from primary care to minor emergencies. The minor

emergencies to sudden illness can be treated fast and efficiently, usually with minimal wait times. It provides stat lab testing, IV fluids as well as x-ray and EKG facilities. These have helped many people avoid the trip to the emergency room. The physicians, Dr. Mitch Meyer and Dr. James Worriax are available most weekdays. Some weekend shifts and the occaSee Urgent Care, page 4C


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When to begin taking your Child to the Dentist So you've recently had a child, and you've probably been so involved in making sure that every other stage of their development is on track that their dental health may have fallen through the cracks. Or maybe you just aren't sure when to first start introducing them to the pediatric dentist. It's easy to do, so don't feel too bad. Hopefully, this article we will be able to clear up any confusion about when your child should start seeing the dentist See BOZART, page 5C

CEO Blog: Improving Care and Lowering Costs Through NHRMC's ACO We believe a program we started this year at New Hanover Regional Medical Center will become the standard in how health care is delivered in the future – with the primary beneficiary being the patient. Physician Quality Partners, our Accountable Care Organization, began operations on January 1. Once the program is fully operational, patients should notice a significant difference in the way their care is delivered. It will be coordinated throughout the medical community in a way that has never been tried before, with all providers having access to the same information, and with the same goal of providing the right

care, with the right quality, at the right time. In other words, for this program to work like we hope it does, it will depend on our ability to keep you healthy. That’s how patients will benefit, and when they benefit, so do we. The advent of the “Accountable Care Organization,” or “ACO,” traces back several years, but was given new emphasis with the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010. Under the new health care legislation, the federal government has approved a number of pioneer ACO projects to see if they can reduce the cost of providing See CEO, page 5C

Dr. Sheri L. Carroll Among Recipients of 2014 Razor Walker Awards WILMINGTON – Patients who suffer from cataracts now have access to a new technology at New Hanover Regional Medical Center that can restore vision without the use of a surgical blade. This new laser system allows surgeons to more quickly and accurately break up the cataract and replace the lens using the precision of a laser. For patients, the greater precision can mean less pain and better vision after surgery. Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss in people over the age of 55. Cataracts occur when there is a buildup of protein in the lens, making it

cloudy, causing blurred vision and negatively impacting the patient’s quality of life. The LenSx® Femtosecond is an image-guided surgical laser which allows surgeons to precisely break up the protein buildup and remove the clouded lens, a process that was previously done manually. Once the clouded lens is removed, surgeons use another new technology, the ORA System®, to take precise measurements of the eye, enabling them to select and implant the appropriate replacement lens right away. Without this technolSee LASER, page 5C

Advanced Laser Cataract and Lens Implant Surgery Now Available at NHRMC Congratulations to Dr. Sheri L. Carroll on being chosen as one of the recipients of the 2014 Razor Walker Awards. The honor, awarded by the UNCW Watson School of Education, is given to individuals who have “walked the razor’s edge” – through their vision, tenacity, courage and sacrifice, which have made a difference in the lives of young people in our state. Dr. Carroll is the Medical Director for the NHRMC NICU. She shares her incredible skills and talents at hospital, state, and national levels

through the Perinatal Quality Collaborative of North Carolina and the Vermont Oxford Network (VON) Quality Collaborative, which works to improve the quality of care delivered to neonates. Under Dr. Carroll’s leadership in collaboration with Coastal Carolina Neonatology, the NHRMC Betty H. Cameron Women’s & Children’s Hospital was among three featured centers of innovation selected to participate in a project being produced by VON. In October, the VON film crew was onsite See AWARD, page 6C

Urgent Care from page 3C sional weekday shifts are covered by competent and experienced physician assistants who are able to contact one of the physicians at any time should a problem arise. One of their physicians is always on call for the patients. Masonboro Urgent Care is a medical practice that operates on a walk-in basis. Everyone, regardless of their best intentions and goals, is going to need the services of a health care provider from time to time. The question becomes one of trust and they seek to earn your trust. They know that where you receive health care services is important. You want quality professional health care, with a minimum wait times, at an affordable price. Services offered at Urgent Care are minor emergencies and illnesses such as laceration repairs, sprains and strains, fractures, colds, coughs and flu for infants to adults. They also offer family medicine care such as primary care for non chronic illnesses, preventative services, annual wellness assessments, minor skin surgery, flu and pneumonia vaccinations, tetanus immunization, TB screening, specialist referrals as needed and 24 hour on call services. They also offer physical exams for sports, schools, daycare, DOT and employment and pre-employment. They also provide treatment for work related injury with active return to work policy including restricted duty where possible, fit-for-duty exams, communication with employers, referral to specialists where appropriate with employer authorization and claims filed to Workman’s Compensation

insurance companies. Masonboro Urgent Care is a community-centered clinic that supports the Pleasure Island and Ashley High school by participating in events such as Island Day, Trick or Treat Under the Sea and sponsoring the Ashley High School Athletic Booster Club and an Ashley High School Athletic Department Award. The care center also offers discounted sports physicals for the local schools and athletic organizations and donates sports physicals at the request of coaches to those who otherwise would not be able to afford them. Masonboro Urgent Care thanks the community of Pleasure Island, Masonboro area and south Wilmington for their continued support of their community health care clinic. The facility is at 6132 Carolina Beach Road, Suite 8, Wilmington in the Masonboro Landing Shopping Center. The hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday; 2 – 6 p.m. Sunday. For details or to contact, call 910-794-4947, email or visit the website at

AUTO from page 2C vehicle and not mask the problem. They want their customers to be well informed of any issues without pressuring them. They feel there is no job too big or too small. The will do their best to help anyone needing vehicle repair. Michelle Kennedy will help you to schedule appointments and get answers to any of your questions. Victoria will be at the shop on Wednesdays; however, if you need to contact Victoria, Kennedy will get a message to

her. Pleasure Island Auto is at 396 N. Lake Park Blvd. Carolina Beach, for details or to schedule an appointment, call 910-458-9240. They are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and closed on Sundays Some of their customers like to email, so that they can itemize what is going on with their vehicle, you can email pleasureislandauto or click contact us on the website. The website is

ISLAND TACKLE from page 2C will have live bait such as mud minnows and shrimp. Not to worry, the staff will help you with your fishing needs. They will be happy to recommend what types of rods and reels and accessories that are needed for the fishing you want to do. They are a licensed agent of North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission and carry fishing and hunting licenses and will help with boat registrations and are an official weigh station for International Game Fish Association. You must have a fishing license, whether you fish off the beach,

pier or a boat. The cost for a 10day salt water license is $5 for an in-state resident or $10 for an out-of-state resident; and if you want a year’s license it is $15. Island Tackle and Hardware is at 801 N. Lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach. For details, call 910-458-3049. They are open seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. and will offer longer hours during the summer. Visit their online store at “Like” them on Facebook to get the latest information regarding new products, tournament information and pictures of recent catches.

INTRACOASTAL from page 2C Island Office: Top selling agent and listing agent was Cathy Riddle. Top under contract agent was Renee Yost. Ocean Isle Beach Office: Top listing agent was Linda Register. Top under contract agent was Bob Williams. New Homes & General Brokerage: Top selling team was Kraig Marquis. Top under contract agent was Nicole Valentine. Joining the Multi-Million Dollar Club with at least $3M in closed volume through January 2014 is: Vance You. Intracoastal Realty recently announced their top performers for the month of January 2014 in the Carolina Beach office. Closed Volume: Karen Moran-Germ won

Closed Volume Agent of the Month with $1M in closed sales. Other members of the Closed Volume Producers’ Club include April McDavid and Jeff Terry. Listing Volume: Alicia Devereaux won Listing Volume Agent of the Month with $1.8M in new listings. Other members of the Under Contract Volume Producers’ Club include April McDavid, Joyce Barnwell, and Karen Berry. Under Contract Volume: Joyce Barnwell won Under Contract Volume Agent of the Month with $1.3M in contracts. Other members of the Under Contract Volume Producers’ Club include April McDavid, Wendy Fincher-Hughes, and Alicia Devereaux.

LASER from page 2C ogy, patients and their physicians have to wait weeks before determining vision results. “We are very pleased to offer this breakthrough new technology to our patients at NHRMC,” said ophthalmologist Alan Brown, MD. “The inside of the eye is fragile. This laser technology is gentler on the eye, which can reduce recovery time for the patients, and allows us to offer more precise treatment.” With this laser-enabled technique, cataract procedures take less time and create less pain during surgery. Other patient benefits include more precise and refined visual outcomes, increased safety, astigmatism correction, and customized treatment tailored specifically to each patient’s eye. “Most bladeless cataract and lens implant patients are amazed at their

results,” said Katherine Ochsner, MD, opthamologist at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. “One of the most striking results to my patients is that they didn’t realize that they weren’t seeing colors very well prior to surgery. Shortly after the laser surgery, many of them say they feel like they are seeing things for the first time in years.” The following ophthalmologists currently perform laser cataract surgery at NHRMC: • Alan Brown, MD • Brian Groat, MD • Laura Harris, MD • Dax Hawkins, MD • Darrell Hester, MD • Katherine Ochsner, MD • Matej Polomsky, MD The LenSx® Femtosecond laser and ORA System® technology are available to patients at NHRMC at no additional facility cost.

GOLF from page 2C golfers at a time. You can practice putting on their artificial putting surface. They offer a selection of clubs to rent in case you do not have your own clubs, or if you want to make a stop just to practice without bringing your clubs. They hold clinics for children and adults on Saturdays, but registration is required. This is a great way to improve

your golf game and gain the knowledge of the instructors who will help you become a better golfer. Oleander Golf Center is at 5026 Oleander Drive, Wilmington. It is open daily from 9 a.m. until sundown; the last bucket of balls is sold 30 minutes prior to sundown. For details call 910-397-0674, visit the website at, you can also find them on Facebook.

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26th, 2014 5C semi-annually, depending on how much exposure to surface pollutants your home has. They give free quotes and strive to deliver 100% satisfaction to their customers, while exceeding all their expectations. For a prompt free-estimate, contact BrigthSide Pressure Washing at (910) 386-8668. For more information and testimonials find BrightSide online at

for Dr. Chris Fonvielle, professor at University of North Carolina Wilmington under the local history imprint - NC Starburst Press. You can find

other Slapdash titles in local bookstores including the Island Book Shop and Island Tackle on Lake Park Boulevard. He is also working on two

new titles which are outlined at the top of his website at and expect those to be released before this Christmas.

CEO from page 4C care by incentivizing coordinated quality care that keeps patients healthier. Not only has our ACO joined that movement, but in an effort to further ensure that health care in the community is coordinated among as many providers as possible, we have also developed a relationship with Physicians Healthcare Collaborative, which is Wilmington Health’s ACO. The goal of any ACO is to encourage physicians, hospitals and all other components of the healthcare system – pharmacists, home health agencies, skilled nursing facilities and others – to coordinate care by holding them jointly responsible for the quality and cost of the care. The ACO must meet stringent quality goals, eliminating any shortcuts to saving money. The system is designed so that the patient is engaged to make the most informed choice for the right care in the right setting. While this concept may seem like a basic, intuitive approach to health care, that has not traditionally been the case in our industry. Health care in the United States has been marked by institutional silos and fragmentation. Sharing relevant patient information

among all providers to aid in the treatment of the patient has been a barrier that only recently has been solved on a regular basis. We feel like we have all the components here in Southeastern North Carolina to have a successful ACO. First of all, Physician Quality Partners is physician-led, physicianmanaged and physician-driven. We firmly believe any reform of the health care system should be led by the providers that patients trust with their care. That is certainly the case here, as we have an outstanding medical staff within NHRMC Physicians Group, as well as other community practice partners who have joined our ACO, to include South East Area Health Education Center, Intracoastal Internal Medicine, and Wilmington Family Physicians. Hospitals and physicians who participate in the ACO will continue to be paid on a “feefor-service” basis, which means they will be paid for each service they perform. But, at the end of a performance year, if the total cost of that patient’s care to the payer is below a certain amount, and certain quality measures are met, then participating providers may be able to

share in a percentage of the savings. So now doctors, hospitals and other providers will have an incentive to collaborate on a patient’s care plan and document that in a shared medical record that all appropriate providers can view. The hospital has converted to an electronic medical record, and this region benefits from Coastal Carolinas Health Information Exchange, an excellent regional network that allows providers in this region to share health information in real time in a way that benefits health care providers while protecting patient privacy. Such collaboration may reduce the need for duplication in x-rays or other tests, and will help ensure that prescribed medications work well together. Patient and family histories will be known right away to providers, especially important in times of emergency. And perhaps the most encouraging development, ACO partners will be incentivized to ensure patients have access to regular primary care and that a support system to take care of them at home is in place. The community of providers will take into account

social issues – such as adequate transportation or housing – along with the medical ones. Eventually, we expect to enroll multiple insurance plans as well as self- insured businesses into our ACO, and we anticipate that Medicaid will make its patients available for ACO payment in the future. The fee-for-service model is expected to eventually transform to a full risk model, where ACO systems are paid a set or “capitated” amount of dollars to take care of an entire population. If the total costs come in under that cap, and if certain quality measures are met, then the providers will share in the savings. Regardless of payment, the most exciting part is that providers will have every incentive to realize the Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s long-standing Triple Aim: Enhance the patient experience, reduce the cost of care and improve the health of the population. We believe these are the right goals, and we are excited about what ACOs can mean to patients. Providing the highestquality care is what we do at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, and it turns out that is also the best way to reform our health care system.

BOZART from page 4C so you can get them on the right track from here on out! What Age Should your Child First Go to the Dentist? Ideally they should go in for their first check up at as young as age one. Now I know that may sound a bit early, and it's not time for regular six month check ups yet, but starting them this young can do a few very positive things for them: 1. It gets them comfortable with the dentist from the very beginning, and greatly reduces their chances of developing dental anxieties later on in life 2. It allows the pediatric dentist to become familiar with your child's teeth from the start, which will help them to guide your children to proper dental health as they grow older 3. This allows the par-

ents to learn what to expect in the coming 6-12 months with your child's teeth and how to best care for them in this initial development stage When Should your Child Start Their Regular Six Month Visits to the Dentist? Most pediatric dentists would recommend that your child start their regular six month dental visits at around the age of 2. After this, some of the next pediatric dental benchmarks would be: • Ages 4-6: expect your child's first set of dental x-rays to start checking for cavities • Ages 6-12: this is an important time in the development of your child's teeth and prevention is the name of the game as your child's baby teeth give way to permanent teeth • Ages 7-9: your dentist may suggest a sealant to help

prevent cavities on your child's teeth, especially to the cavity prone back molar area • Ages 7-9: your dentist will probably recommend your child's first visit to the orthodontist (even though braces may wait till the early teen year), this will help insure that their jaw growth is coming along well and help to identify any early skeletal causes of crooked teeth, helping to ensure a beautiful smile later on Preparing for your Child's First Pediatric Dentist Visit So we've talked all about when to take your child to their first dental visit and the other steps along the way, now let's discuss some things you can do to help ensure that first visit goes as smoothly as possible. Here's a list of some tips for you parents:

1. Be Brief - Sometimes parents tend to try to prepare their child so much for their first dental visit that what was once not a big deal in their mind, all of the sudden becomes this huge event because parents over talked about this visit to their child in hopes of preparing them better. Just remember, that a child doesn't know what they don't now so less is more in this area. Simply let them know that there is a visit and try to make it a fun thing for them in your tone and actions. 2. Be Positive - Many times parents have had negative experiences with the dentist and they unintentionally put fear or negative connotations about the dentist in their children's minds unconsciously by their tone or letting something slip out. So be positive and come across like this visit is no big deal at all. 3. Be a Comforting Presence, but not a Nuisance It's good to be there for your child, even beside them during their first dental visit. But focus on being there as a comfort for your child, and not a nuisance that interjects frequently with the dentist while they are trying to do what they do. This will not only distract your dentist, but it will also hinder your child from bonding with their dentist and making a visit to the dentist a fun thing for them. (910) 392-9101 w w w. b o z a r t f a m i l y d e n

BrightSide from page 1C outside that can cause damage and dull your exterior’s appearance.” The company uses environmentally friendly products, assuring that your project is cared for as gently and safely as possible. Wagget is a NC Licensed General Contractor who is fully insured with over 14 years of complete customer satisfaction. BrightSide Pressure Washing provides quality cleaning to Driveways, Patios, Sidewalks, Pavers, Pool surroundings, and any other flat surface. BrightSide takes notice of the little things that mean a lot to you; plants, shrubs, patio furniture, and even pets, are safe with us. They also provide deck care that includes Wood restoration, Tile cleaning, Trex or synthetic decking, Concrete porches, and Stamped Concrete. The can renew your fencing made from either Wood, Vinyl and Metal. A dirty roof can degrade the look of a home, BrightSide offers roof algae removal, mold and mildew that causes streaking and breakdown of shingles that

ultimately lead to leaks! Waggett went on to explain the benefits of pressure washing. Here in the coastal areas, our homes and businesses are subjected to the damaging salt spray from the ocean, which can cause our outdoor surfaces to corrode and fade. With the high humidity, we also have higher incidences of mold and mildew, which can also degenerate surfaces. Areas most prone to mold and mildew, which could use a regular pressure washing, are shaded areas, areas facing toward the north, as well as under decks and soffits, and the fascia areas of roofs. Power washing will also remove streaks, rust and tree stains on stucco, concrete, roofs and decks. Cleaning all your outside surfaces will help preserve the finish of your structure, making it last longer, letting the natural beauty of your home shine through. In addition, pressure washing can help remove debris and other gunk that builds up in your gutters, blocking the flow of water away from your home.

SLAPDASH from page 2C Carolina Beach and is active in the community. You can follow Slapdash Publishing on Facebook. He also publishes

6C Gazette, February 26th, 2014 so much more. You will need to NICHE from page 7C local suppliers; they try to work check out niche Kitchen and with local businesses to obtain Bar. The niche Kitchen and Bar the quality of food they offer. is at 5954 Carolina Beach Each week the chef creates a Road, Wilmington. They are special dinner, called “4 open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Deuces” and it is available Tuesday through Sunday. Tuesday through Thursday Dinner begins at 4 p.m. For from 4 – 9 p.m. The dinner details, call 910-399-4701; includes two courses, paired “like” them on Facebook at with two wines. Their fare also appetizers and salads, itchenandbar and see first-hand sandwiches, lunch entrees and what is happening at niche.

SUBWAY from page 8C double the meat for only a small extra charge. All of their subs are available in 6 or 12 inch sizes or you can also get your favorites on a wrap or salad. Some of the favorites at Subway include their Spicy Italian, the Philly Cheesesteak, the Sweet Onion Teriyaki, and the Subway Club. If that isn’t enough to get your mouth watering and stomach growling then just go online and take a look at a menu with all of the wonderful subs they offer. While most any item you choose on Subways menu is a great alternative to fast food they also offer a great selection of choices on their Fresh Fit and Heart Healthy menus that pack in tons of flavor with very low fat content. Subway now lets you turn any 6” or double meat sub into a chopped salad! Get your favorite Subway flavor combination out of the bread as a delicious salad and eat it with a fork! Subway’s breakfast menu is stacked with incredible options to get you off to a great start first thing in the morning. Subway offers a variety of breakfast sandwiches available on flatbread, English muffins, or freshly baked sub rolls with your favorite breakfast meats and fresh veggies piled high. “Fluffy egg whites, Black Forest ham, salami and spicy pepperoni come together with bubbly melted cheese for a morning masterpiece worthy of the breakfast hall of fame,” on the Breakfast B.M.T Melt. “Try it today on a hot toasted light wheat English muffin with all your favorite crisp veggies.” Another breakfast favorite is the “Sunrise Subway Melt” on flatbread with “tender turkey, crispy bacon, Black Forest ham and fluffy egg white under a blanket of bubbly melted cheese.” If you love breakfast so much that you

AWARD from page 4C to collect footage of several NICU families at NHRMC for use with an Internet-based quality improvement collaborative named NICQ Next: Innovations in Newborn Care in 2014. Dr. Carroll, a Wilmington native, received her medical degree at University of North Carolina, completed her

Pediatric Residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, N.Y., and completed her Neonatal Perinatal fellowship at UNC. Dr. Carroll will accept her award during a ceremony scheduled for May 1 on UNCW’s campus. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Carroll for her excellence in patient care.

crave it all day then you will be excited to hear that the Subway in Carolina Beach offers the items on their breakfast menu all day and evening. With many delicious breakfast choices Subway is the perfect place to start or finish your day. Subway has plenty of room to eat in with their large and comfortable dining area or they are great when you are on the go and in a hurry. Consider a Subway Platter or Giant Sub for your next party or event. Giant subs are always a crowd pleaser and perfect for your special day. Be sure to bring the kids with you, Subway’s Kids Pack offers a drink, toy and a custom sandwich to your little ones liking! For even more great deals check out Subways ad in the Island Gazette offering readers even more value when dining at Subway. They are open every day of the week, Monday through Thursday from 7:00am until 9:00am Friday and Saturday 7:00am until 10:00pm and Sundays from 8:00am until 9:00pm. You can contact the Carolina Beach Subway at (910) 458- 3809. If you would like to find out more about Subway restaurants including information about specials, menu items and nutrition

please visit them on the internet at Sign up for their newsletter and follow them on Facebook and Twitter for the latest about Subway. Subway is located in Carolina Beach at 700 North Lake Park Boulevard (right beside First Citizens Bank).

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niche Kitchen and bar

By: Candace Lookingbill Staff Writer Looking for a new dining experience, 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 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 See NICHE, page 6C

(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.


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Subway Eat Fresh™ - Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

(Pictured Above & Below): Subway can cater to any event, from boxed lunches to platters and giant subs to cookies trays no job is too big or small! (Below): Subway is located in Carolina Beach at 700 North Lake Park Boulevard.

By: Candace Lookingbill Staff Writer Subway in Carolina Beach is one of Pleasure Island’s favorite restaurants with an incredible menu full of delicious choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Subway’s popularity can be attributed to the fact that they offer a healthy alternative to fast food without sacrificing taste or budget. During the last few days of

February Subway is offering their famous “Meatball Marinara” as their $5 footlong of the month. Every Subway sub sandwich selection comes on your choice from their five mouthwatering freshly baked breads including original Italian, wheat, Italian Herbs and Cheeses, and Honey Oat. You can have any sub toasted and if you are really hungry have their friendly Sandwich artists See SUBWAY, page 6C

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