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Vol. 37 No. 21 | Wednesday May 21, 2014

Carolina Beach To Sell Hotel Properties Previously Purchased For NC Aquarium Pier

Street Art Festival Draws Crowds To Carolina Beach Boardwalk

The Surfside Motorlodge on Carolina Beach Avenue North. One of the hotels owned by the Town included in the recent decision to sell properties formerly purchased for a future NC Aquarium Pier that never materialized.



CAROLINA BEACH - The Carolina Beach Town Council adopted a resolution on May

15th, 2014 agreeing to the sale of properties located on Carolina Beach Avenue North to Smooth Rock Hospitality, LLC for $2.1 million dollars. The Town has wrestled with how to deal with paying the

debt on $4.3 million dollars in property it purchased in 2009 on Canal Drive and Carolina Beach Avenue North to facilitate a future NC Aquarium Pier

See CBP3, page 2-A

Cape Fear Sail And Power Squadron Holds Boat Safety Event WILLARD KILLOUGH III | ByManaging Editor

CAROLINA BEACH - The Cape Fear Sail and Power Squadron held a "Safe Boating Day" at the Carolina Beach Town Marina on Saturday May 17th from 11am to 3pm to help kick off National Boating Safety Week. The goal of the event was to reach out to the general public and offer information and demonstrations to make Boating Season safe and enjoyable.

See Safety, page 8-A

This past Saturday the Carolina Beach Arts and Activities Committee and the Island Arts and Culture Alliance hosted the Carolina Beach Street Arts and Crafts Festival at the Boardwalk. Cool sunny weather brought out large crowds to enjoy live entertainment and a wide variety of arts and crafts. See page 1-B for more...

Federal Legislation Includes Three-Year Extension For Beach Nourishment In Carolina Beach WILLARD KILLOUGH III | ByManaging Editor

CAROLINA BEACH - The Town of Carolina Beach 50 year Authorization Agreement with the Federal government for periodic beach nourishment projects is set to expire at the end of this year. The Town receives beach nourishment every three years. The last project was in 2013. According to the office of U.S. Senator Kay Hagan in a release issued May 16th, it was announced that a bipartisan

See Beach, page 8-A

The Cape Fear Sail and Power Squadron holding boat safety training course on Saturday May 17th at the Carolina Beach Town Marina.

North Carolina’s April Employment Figures Released; 0.1% Decrease RALEIGH, N.C. : May 16th, 2014 - The state’s seasonally adjusted April unemployment rate was 6.2 percent, decreasing 0.1 of a percentage point from March’s revised rate of 6.3 percent. The national rate decreased to 6.3

percent from March’s 6.7 percent. North Carolina’s April 2014 unemployment rate was 2.2 percentage points lower than a year ago. The number of people employed increased 14,104 over the | 50 ¢

month to 4,387,118, and increased 69,372 over the year. The number of people unemployed decreased 4,193 over the month to 291,280, and declined 102,377 over the year.

See Rate, page 3-A

Beach nourishment project held in 2013 in Carolina Beach. Pumping sand on to the beach at the Carolina Beach Fishing Pier.

Town Addresses Private Parking Lots; Says Tickets To Be Waived WILLARD KILLOUGH III | ByManaging Editor

CAROLINA BEACH - If you received a ticket for parking at a private parking lot in Carolina Beach prior to Memorial Day, you may be able to get it waived or a refund. A number of people attending a ribbon-cutting event held

See Parking, page 2-A

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



Spotlight On Business: Artful Living, A Local Art Showcase And Shop

Spotlight On Coastal Cuisine: Veggie Wagon

The Artful Living Group is an innovative and multi-faceted art center. It’s like an art bazaar. Wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling, there is barely an empty spot in the store that’s not covered with art. See Page 1-C ...

The Veggie Wagon is pleased to announce that they now offer graband-go salads and sandwiches. See Page 8-C ...

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The Carolina Beach Town Council will hold a meeting on May 27th, at 9am to discuss the proposed budget for the 20142015 fiscal year which starts July 1st and a plan by the Army Corp of Engineers to locate a survey office on land along Snow's Cut (Intracoastal Waterway). The Corp of Engineers is planning to obtain a change of status for land they own along Snow's Cut - the Intracoastal Waterway - in Carolina Beach.

CBP3 From page 1-A and park. The 1.972 acres of land included the Surfside Motorlodge, Guy Johnson Motel and other parcels on Carolina Beach Avenue North and Canal Drive. When the land was purchased the Town set up a non-profit shell corporation called CBP3, Inc. (Carolina Beach Public Purpose). That shell corporation was established because the Town hoped to fund the purchase by obtaining state and federal grants. Some agencies will not award grants to reimburse for property that's already been purchased by a local government. Using a separate corporation to purchase the property, the Town had an option to purchase the land from CBP3 at a future date even though the Town was actually paying the bills through property taxes and revenues from the hotels. Among the grants obtained for the Pier Project, an $800,000 grant from the State Division of Coastal Management was obtained. Later the Town was able to secure $603,000 of that grant to be transferred to a project to improve the aging wooden Boardwalk walkway along the downtown oceanfront. With the economic downturn in the economy, the state said they would not be able to fund the Aquarium Pier project. The estimated cost was $15 million for the pier with the state funding the land upon which the actual structure would be located. The North Carolina Aquariums Division had planned to construct three piers along the coastline. One was built in Nags Head, NC in the Outer Banks. The second pier was planned for Emerald Isle, NC but was not funded. The Carolina Beach project was to be the third pier. The original pier project called for a 1,000 foot long concrete pier with wooden decking proposed by the NC Aquariums complete with seating kiosks, fish tanks, conference space, kitchen facilities, pier store, decks and balconies to view the ocean, equipment rentals, a 10,000 square foot pier house, ADA accessibility and the potential for outdoor entertainment. The Town would be required to sponsor other improvements including 150+ parking spaces that are adjacent to existing parking lots. The Council later worked



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Editorial: Army Corp's Plans For Snow's Cut Land

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by the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce at Gibby's Dock and Dine Restaurant on Canal Drive were issued tickets while parked in a privately owned payparking lot on May 2nd. Many people including an employee of the Island Gazette and Carolina Beach Mayor Dan Wilcox received tickets. Jasmine Mckee of the Island Gazette commented Friday night, "Directly next to the Town of Carolina Beach's parking lot across from Gibby's which is separated by a split-rail fence. I assumed it was a town lot and my parking sticker was sufficient. Well SURPRISE it wasn't. Of course the parking maid

The land runs from Snow's Cut Bridge east between Snow's Cut and homes located on Spencer Farlow Drive down to the North Carolina Wildlife Boat Ramp on Annie Drive. In the near future the Corp will be conducting an Environmental Assessment (EA) to change the status of the property to "Operational." The change will accommodate a future survey office that will be manned during regular working hours. With this change the Corp will be looking to install a fence. It will be located approximately

12 feet from their property line. There will be a 2' buffer from the fence and then the Town will have an opportunity to relocate the current path in the remaining 10 feet. There are some uncertainties with timeline at the Corp that depends on upcoming budgets. The Snow's Cut walking and bike trail was installed some years ago by the Town of Carolina Beach and runs from the end of Bridge Barrier Road east through the wooded area between homes on Spencer Farlow Drive and the Snow's Cut

waterway. The trail ends at the Wildlife Boat Ramp on Annie Drive. Based on the map obtained from Town Hall the fence would run the perimeter of the property causing that trail to be relocated. Some residents have expressed concern about the proposal. Even in the early stages, it's a good idea to get involved and express concerns to Army Corp officials. Their public affairs phone number is 910-2514625 or online at www.saw.

to renegotiate the loans with BB&T as well as generate revenue from two hotels located on the properties to help pay the mortgage. On October 9th, 2012 the Town Council voted to forego an expensive oceanfront park plan and put all of the properties on the market to pay off what they owe the bank. In February of last year the properties were put up for sale for $4.65 million dollars. That decision included properties located at 234, 235, 236, 237, 239, 302, and 309 Carolina Beach Avenue North, Carolina Beach, NC. That included a lot known as the Harbor Master's Lot on Canal Drive that was purchased directly by the Town, not CBP3, and is currently used as a public pay-parking lot. That lot is not part of the current deal and will be retained to generate parking revenues. The Council unanimously adopted a resolution at their May 15th, 2014 meeting. The resolution stated: WHEREAS, Resolution No.09-1001, approving and endorsing the formation of CBP3, Inc. was approved by the Town Council for the Town of Carolina Beach on December 8th, 2009; and WHEREAS, Articles of Incorporation for CBP3, Inc. were filed by the Secretary of State of North Carolina on December 1 11th, 2009; and WHEREAS, the Articles of Incorporation for CBP3, Inc. state that CBP3, Inc. should be operated exclusively for charitable and public purposes as determined exclusively by the Town of Carolina Beach Town Council; and WHEREAS, on May 13, 2014, CBP3, Inc. voted to enter into a contract for the sale of all real property owned by CBP3, Inc., for the sum of Two Million One Hundred Thousand Dollars ($2,100,000) subject to and in accordance with NC Gen. Stat. §160A-269 and conditioned on the Town Council of the Town of Carolina Beach resolving that: 1. The Town Council of the Town of Carolina Beach shall terminate its existing recorded Option to Purchase prior to the purchaser's purchase of the real property. 2. After the application of the net sales proceeds, the Town will assume all remaining indebtedness resulting from the Financing Agreement entered into between CBP3, Inc. and Branch Banking and Trust Company

("BB&T") December 17, 2009, as modified by subsequent modification agreements dated December 21, 2010 and December 20, 2012. 3. The Town Council, after the upset bid period prescribed by NC. Gen. Stat. §160A-269 concludes, shall appoint the highest bidder or its agent to CBP3, Inc.'s Board of Directors until such time as the real property is transferred to the buyer. NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Town of Carolina Beach Town Council that: 1. CBP3, Inc. entering into a contract for the sale of all real property owned by CBP3, Inc. is a public purpose. 2. The Town Council authorizes CBP3, Inc. to enter into a contract for the sale of all real property owned by CBP3, Inc. pursuant to and in accordance with NC. Gen. Stat. § 160A-269. 3. The Town Manager and Finance Director shall file all necessary paperwork with the Local Government Commission for the Town to assume all the indebtedness remaining, after application of the net sales proceeds, from the Financing Agreement entered into between CBP3, Inc. and Branch Banking and Trust Company ("BB&T") December 17, 2009, as modified by subsequent modification agreements dated December 21, 2010 and December 20, 2012. 4. Upon conclusion of the upset bid period, the Town Council shall appoint the highest bidder or its agent to the CBP3,Tnc, Board of Directors until such time as the real property is transferred to the buyer. An upset bid process will be followed. Town attorney Noel Fox explained once the buyer agrees to contract terms and the President of the CBP3 Board signs off, the buyer will have to tender a 5% deposit to the Town Clerk. The Town Clerk will publish a notice of the offer which will include a general description of the property, the amount and terms of the offer and advising the public they have ten days raise the bid by not less than 10% of the first $1,000 dollar and then 5% of the remainder. Fox explained, "It is ten days but its ten days without an upset bid. The reason this process exists is to make certain that you use this competitive way of selling Town property to make sure its going for the highest price possible. If it is upset bid then it would be republished that there had been an upset bid and we

would wait another 10 days." The process continues until no upset bids are received within a ten-day period. The terms of the contract are firm. Any upset bid would have to adhere to the existing contract terms. Any changes desired by the buyer will require the matter to come back to the CBP3 Board and Town Council. The Town will owe $2,007,000.00 following the sale of the property. The town will still retain net revenues from the hotels until the properties are officially sold. Councilman Steve Shuttleworth said, "I know a lot of people have said we've already spent a ton of money on the property but I believe Dawn's last summary to us showed where what we spent and what we brought in have now zeroed out. We might be seven to ten thousand dollars to the good so we've been able to catch up on the past efficiencies and the money expended towards remodel on the revenues brought in. So I think that part has been a wash. So it really hasn't cost the Town another million dollars." He said, "I think Dan's brought up a good point. The future loan balance is going to be $2,007,000 approximately. If you subtract out the $475,000 for the Harbor Master lot that really brings us down to $1.5 and some change." Town Manager Michael Cramer said, "Currently we budget the loan amount, taxes and insurance for approximately $314,000 a year. By going with just these numbers we will end up saving approximately $130,000 annually on what we would end up budgeting." Councilman Shuttleworth said, "If I were a sarcastic person I'd point out that might have covered the cost of a deficiency on a pool but I'll save that for another debate." Mayor Dan Wilcox said, "There has been a lot going back and fourth between CBP3 and Council since the election and all in effort for everybody to wrap their minds around this and try and work towards a situation that would be the most beneficial or least loss to the citizens" and, "I want to thank Steve for all of the work he's put into it and the CBP3 and not just the work in getting everything together, the changes they made previously that resulted in more revenues and less cost due to the reduced interest rate."

didn't bother arriving to write tickets until the entire lot was full of people with the same thought process as me." Mayor Dan Wilcox said he got a $30 ticket. When asked if he knew it was a private lot, he said, "In the back of mind I guess the thought crossed my mind" but that he often parks in lots with his decal for free like everyone else and just crossed the street to attend the event. If not paid within a certain amount of time the ticket jumps to $75. The ticket also says failure to pay will result in legal action, court costs and collections. Also, if you fail to pay the ticket a boot or vehicle immobilization device can be placed on your vehicle when parking at any lot managed by the parking management company Park Select of Wilmington,

NC. Town Manager Michael Cramer explained Tuesday May 6th, "For parking, you can have a private for pay parking lot in the Central Business District (CBD). That's a permitted use by land right. That was changed back in 2007. Before that you couldn't do any private parking for pay anywhere in Town. So they made it so you could do it in the CBD. Not until about 2010 did we actually have anybody that came in and wanted to do that." He said, "There's three lots in the CBD that are private for pay. The one right next to the Harbor Master" Town owned parking lot and, "There's one behind the one that's next to the Harbor Master lot on Carolina Beach Avenue North and there's one on Hamlet Avenue."

Cramer explained, "All three of them have to go through a permitting process for zoning to be allowed to go and put in these parking lots and there are specific standards that they put in place. If you are a commercial full time parking lot 12 months out of the year you have to do x,y, and z. Things like landscaping. The parking surface. It dictates signage and tells you about storm water drainage. You have to manage that on your property. It gives you a list of things you need to comply with." He explained, "There's also another category called temporary private parking. Which is typically just between Memorial Day and Labor Day. That's actually in the ordinance where See Parking, page 8-A

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

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

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

rector of operations." Cramer said what he has observed is grass, a little gravel and in one case mulch was used. He explained, "That tells me there is inconsistency in how we are applying the rules across the board" and while mulch would be a good way to reduce the amount of impervious surface for storm water, it would not be good for a travel lane in a lot because it will wash away. He said staff has made interpretations and allowances and that creates problems. Todd McMunn and his wife April own the lot across from Gibby's where the tickets were issued Friday night. He said they've had the lot for about five years and has always had proper permitting from the Town. He said he's not sure why people don't understand it's a private lot and said, "There's a sign that says Town decals are not honored in that lot." On May 19th the Town issued the following statement, "Over the past month, the Town has received several complaints about “Private Pay for Parking Lots” in the Central Business District. Private companies can operate “Private Pay for Parking Lots” in the Central Business District, if they meet certain zoning and de-

velopment standards. The parking lots are allowed to tow vehicles from these lots under Town ordinance and are allowed to issue “Parking Invoices” for non-payment as a private firm. Town of Carolina Beach parking decals are NOT accepted in these private parking lots. Park Select operates four parking lots in Carolina Beach at the following locations: 1.) 310 Canal Drive; 2.) 313 Carolina Beach Ave. North; 3.) 217 Carolina Beach Ave. North and 4.) 104 Hamlet Drive. Park Select will be making improvements to their lots to identify these lots as private. If you received a “Parking Invoice” between April 1 and May 26 at one of the four “Private Pay for Parking Lots,” you may contact Park Select at 1-888-472-7525 or 910-5413043 and request a waiver of the parking invoice." Mayor Dan Wilcox commented May 19th, "Got a ticket? Park Select says they have voided all tickets ("invoices") issued in these lots before Memorial Day. If you have already sent your payment in, contact them for reimbursement... AND, if you want to use the town sticker - make sure you are parking on a lot identified as a town lot."

tem Restoration: This project will authorize work to restore From page 1-A oyster populations, hardwood forest, and improve fish habitat. agreement to reauthorize key According to the release iswater infrastructure projects sued by Hagan's office, "Adthat Congress is expected to ap- ditionally, Hagan secured a prove next week contains sev- critical provision to enable the eral key provisions to maintain Corps to study whether Carolina North Carolina’s critical water- Beach should remain eligible ways and protect coastal com- for federal beach nourishment munities against future storm assistance. In 2015, Carolina damage. The Water Resources Beach will be the first commuReform and Development Act nity in the country to reach the (WRRDA) authorizes important end of the 50-year authorizaprojects carried out by the Army tion for federal assistance for Corps of Engineers, including Corps projects. Senator Hagan dredging, beach nourishment, worked to include a provision and harbor maintenance. Hagan in the Senate bill to enable the worked to ensure that three proj- Corps to consider whether Caroects in North Carolina would lina Beach should be eligible for qualify for future federal fund- federal assistance for another 15 ing under the bill. years. The final bill maintains “North Carolina’s beaches these provisions and provides and coastal and inland water- Carolina Beach another 3-years ways are a vital part of the state’s of federal eligibility while the economy, attracting tourists and Corps reviews the merits of a enabling our businesses to com- 15-year extension." pete in the global economy,” "There has been no more said Hagan. “These important pressing issue for North Caroinvestments will help protect lina Coastal communities than North Carolina from flooding the sustainability of our beaches and storm damage and maintain from storm damage. Senator our coastal infrastructure so that Hagan's leadership on this isour fishing and shipping indus- sue has been instrumental in tries can operate efficiently and securing approval for the concontinue driving our economy.” tinuation of Carolina Beach’s Highlights for North Caro- current storm mitigation and lina include: sand nourishment program, as ‡ 6XUI &LW\ DQG 1RUWK 7RS- well as providing the opportusail Beach: Surf City and North nity to be considered for federal Topsail Beach would be eligible beach nourishment funding afunder the bill for beach nourish- ter 2015,” said Carolina Beach ment and other measures to pre- Mayor Dan Wilcox. “Speaking vent further shoreline erosion on behalf of all our residents and and to protect the community countless visitors to our coastal from coastal storms and flood- beaches, we greatly appreciing. ate the Senator’s efforts to help ‡ :HVW 2QVORZ %HDFK DQG protect our shorelines, coastal New River Inlet: The West On- structures and economy from slow Beach and New River Inlet the devastating effects of storm would be eligible for the Corps damage." to construct sand dunes and “I am committed to ensuring sand berm to protect the com- that our waterways and coastal munity from flooding. communities have the resources ‡ 1HXVH :DWHUVKHG (FRV\V- needed to continue thriving, and

I urge my colleagues to pass this bill swiftly to give our coastal residents and businesses the certainty they need,” added Hagan. In May 2013, Senator Hagan joined with 82 other Senators to approve the Water Resources Development Act of 2013. The House approved its bill, the Water Resources Reform and Development Act, in October 2013. The final conference committee agreement reconciles the differences between the two bills. On Friday May 16th, Wilcox explained, "Yesterday I received two important phone calls from U.S. Senator Kay Hagan and Congressman Mike McIntyre to inform our Town Council that both the House and Senate have agreed on terms for the continuation of the Federal Storm Mitigation and Beach Nourishment program for Carolina Beach. Without this important work, and the sustained leadership of Congressman McIntyre and Senator Hagan, our shoreline, many coastal structures, and most importantly, our regional economy, was subject to devastation. On behalf of the Carolina Beach Town Council, our residents, stakeholders and the thousands of visitors who grace our beaches every year, we want to thank them for their unwavering support on this critical coastal issue. Once Council completely reviews the terms of the Act, we will issue a more detailed explanation of how this directly benefits our town and our pressing need to continue beach nourishment." The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners voted at their May 5th, meeting to approve using $1.86 million dollars of Room Occupancy Tax (ROT) revenues collected from hotels and motels to help fund pumping 500,000 cubic yards of sand onto the beach in Carolina Beach later this year.

The Board took no action on a request from neighboring Kure Beach to use the same funding source for a nourishment project later this year. Layton Bedsole, New Hanover County Shore Protection Manager, said, "In fiscal year 2014 the Army Corp of Engineers was able to bring forward approximately $2.1 million dollars from last years" budget and, "And in this years fiscal year 2014 work plan they were able to secure $2.7 million dollars. With that that's $4.8 million total. We were fortunate to have $727,000 from the State and we are asking tonight $1.863 million to make a $7.4 million dollar project." The $1.863 million would come from the County's Room Occupancy Tax Fund. Visitors to hotels, motels and short-term vacation accommodations pay a Room Occupancy Tax (ROT). Portions of that tax are used to fund beach nourishment in Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Wrightsville Beach. Other portions of the ROT are used for tourism promotion and to fund tourism related events that put more heads on beds in hotels. The Carolina Beach 50 year Authorization Agreement with the Federal government is set to expire at the end of this year. The funding meaure approved by the County Board of Commisioners was in anticipation the additional Corp funding could be the last time Federal money is received for such a project if congressional leaders do not reauthorize or extend the Town's Project Cooperation Agreement. Bedsole said the Army Corp of Engineers, "Needs to award this project by October 1st and have the project well underway by the middle of December. Considering the issues associated with the Carolina Beach project federally, staff supports

this recommendation." Bedsole said, "New Hanover County is very fortunate in that we have three coastal storm damage reduction projects. All three were congressionally authorized in 1962. The Carolina Beach project and Wrightsville Beach project started in 1965 and the Kure Beach project didn't start until 1996 following Hurricane Fran. The Carolina Beach authorization does expire the middle of December. We are working hard in Washington DC to try and get some extension language in the Water Resources Development Act. It has not come out of conference yet and we anticipate it to come out of conference at the end of May hopefully." Now the question is, with the WRDA legislation extending the program for Carolina Beach another three years while a study is done to extend it for 15 years, should the December project continue or should the ROT funds not be used and wait until to the next nourishment cycle in 2016. County Manager Chris Coudriet sent an email to County Commissioners on May 13th stating, "Our legislative team had a conversation with Marlowe and Company last night about the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) reauthorization that is ready for equal action in the US Senate and US House. Indications from Howard Marlowe suggest we have good news for the Carolina Beach coastal storm damage reduction project – the act, if adopted as written, will extend the life of the Carolina Beach project for 3 years. The benefit of a 3 year renewal? Carolina Beach is eligible during its next regularly scheduled nourishment cycle [in 2016] for federal funding, which comes every 3 years just as does Kure Beach."

Coudriet explained, "As you may recall from the action the board took at its last meeting, you appropriated funds from the ROT to take advantage of funding this federal fiscal year for a final veneer along the beach. However, I noted to Michael Cramer, the beach manager, and in my memo to the board that if WRDA reauthorizes Carolina Beach we need to rethink the final veneer project. Remember: our objective was to take advantage of federal funds before the federal authorization expired. As WRDA is apparently written, we avoid expiration this December and have another 3 years of life. This is good for the beach and especially good for the ROT. Layton, I would ask that you weigh in on my message. I know everything we learned yesterday is preliminary and may well change at or before the vote. Additionally, we need to work through the mechanics of last month’s ROT authorization in light of possible federal funding eligibility for the next regularly scheduled and designed nourishment cycle." While the WRDA legislation may give a three-year extension, federal funding has never been guaranteed even in previous years often resulting in lobbying and last minute funding measures approved by Congress. Mayor Dan Wilcox commented Friday May 16th, "The 3 year provision does not guarantee any funding, nor are there any guarantees the current funding will be available in 2016." If the Army Corp can carry over the current available funds until 2016, then not doing the project in December would help ease the burden on the county's ROT fund. Instead of paying a little over $1 million in ROT funds this year, they would need only use around $750,000 in 2016 with state matching funds.

flare demonstration and fire extinguisher demonstration was held by the Carolina Beach Fire Department. The U.S. Coast Guard and SeaTow were on hand. SeaTow donated the use of life jackets for training demonstrations. Kids and adults of all ages attended the event and enjoyed the information, demonstrations and of course free hot dogs and drinks. The Cape Fear Sail and

Power Squadron offers a public boating course. In North Carolina all boat operators age 26 and under are required to take a certified vessel safety course. The Cape Fear Sail and Power Squadron (a.k.a. Cape Fear Boating Club) is a unit of the United States Power Squadrons (USPS), District 27, serving North Carolina. USPS is the largest nonprofit organization in the world devoted to boating safety and

education, and is composed of people interested in learning and sharing knowledge about boats, both sail and power. USPS is not a government organization, but close ties are maintained with the Coast Guard and state boating agencies in our pursuit of better, safer boating. They provide basic boating education as a civic service to the general public, and offer advanced courses to our mem-

bers. Another public service activity is their Vessel Safety Check, in which trained examiners will, at the request of the boat owner, check a boat for required equipment and award a Coast Guard-recognized Vessel Safety Check compliance decal to boats that pass the inspection. Cape Fear Squadron and other squadrons provide chart update information to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as part

of the Cooperative Charting Program. They have events and meetings, both on and off the water, that give members a chance to relate to and participate in our favorite pastime, boating. All members are unpaid volunteers, who gain and share knowledge through courses and activities. To learn more about the benefits of USPS membership, visit

Parking From page 2-A it says that's when it's supposed to happen. You aren't supposed to have it open before or after that. It has similar requirements but not as many and not as stringent as the commercial year round lots." He explained, "My impression is the intent there was to encourage people that had vacant property in the CBD that wanted something to do with it when they couldn't sell it to be able to have a little bit of income and make parking revenue on their property. So they did it as a temporary use. They said, ok, we can create this temporary parking space and they can go and help us with our parking deficiencies with visitors coming in." Cramer explained, "That's where the background of this is. This issue. What I've found out in digging is, honestly, we haven't done a very good job of managing that process. We've looked at it from a zoning perspective and kind of closed our eyes to everything else. And I think, and since I wasn't here, the only rationale I can come up with for that is trying to get more people to utilize their property. Being friendly to business. I have a piece of property, I'm a resident, I want to do this. Ok, let's let you do that so you can help us with our parking situation." He said, "The problem with that is when you try and compare against all other parking facilities in the area. And, how can you tell that a private lot is a private lot compared to a Town lot and how much enforcement can you do on a private lot compared to a Town lot. In Town lots


Safety From page 1-A Squadron members provided information concerning safety requirements for private vessels, national and state boating regulations and demonstrations on the proper use of personal floatation devices (PFD's). Boat rides were made available to families and a signal


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C.B. Street Arts Festival Brings Local Art Appreciation to the Masses

This past Saturday the Carolina Beach Arts and Activities Committee and the Island Arts and Culture Alliance hosted the Carolina Beach Street Arts and Crafts Festival at the Boardwalk. The

Festival is a celebration of the arts and is interactive encouraging community creativity, this year participants created a community piece of mosaic art. Attendees enjoyed three See FESTIVAL, page 13B

Ft. Fisher #2325 UDC guests at Whiteville Memorial Day

CAPE FEAR 3 - UDC MOURNING LADIES ATTEND MEMORIAL The mourning ladies of Cape Fear 3, United Daughters of the Confederacy, attended the Confederate Memorial Service in Whiteville, North Carolina on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. The annual event is held by the Columbus County Volunteers Camp 794, Sons of Confederate Veterans. Mrs. Yvonne Brown, Ms. Judy Ward, and Martha Eason Watson dressed in period attire, and laid flowers at the graves of two Confederate soldiers, and at the See Cape Fear, page 13B

(Pictured Above): Judy Ward, Juliana Welch, Martha Eason Watson, Yvonne Brown.

CAROLINA BEACH ARTS & ACTIVITIES Performing Art Nights Next Show June 21st The Town of Carolina Beach Arts and Activities Committee, Chair Elaine Stewart, Vice Chair/Secretary Dee Jenzano, members Mona Baker, Jessica Whitley, Barbara Fox, Sharon Carlson, with town liaisons

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

Fort Fisher Concerts. Mark your calendar for the following: June 21, 2014 and Saturday July 19, 2014, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM. The CB A&A Committee is See CB ARTS, page 17B

THE LAURATE ALPHA KAPPA CHAPTER OF BETA SIGMA PHI HAD A BUSY YEAR the laurate alpha kappa chapter of beta sigma phi had a busy year this year. we had several guest speakers. dottie herman who brought some of her pressed glass jewelry and

explained how it was done. pat hairiston of canines for service explained that it took 1 to 3 years to complete training the service dogs. she demonstrated some of the commands with

angel (one of the service dogs)and also told us that they were valued at about $40,000 . maggie stone, greta smith’s grand daughter treated us to See Beta Sigma, page 9B

CAROLINA BEACH FARMER’S MARKET OPENING THIS WEEKEND Carolina Beach, NC – As you plan activities for this weekend be sure to include spending some time wandering through the Carolina Beach Farmer’s Market. Now in its

fifth year, this “island-style” market will be held every Saturday from 8:00am to 1:00pm and is located around the lake in Carolina Beach. Free parking is provided. On

the summer holiday weekends, in addition to the regular farmer’s market vendors the lake livens up with an additional influx of artists and crafters See MARKET, page 9B

Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce 2014 FREE Sunday Night Summer Movies at the Lake The weather is getting warmer, the plans are being made…The Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the generous support of the Town of Carolina

Beach, proudly announce this years selection for the FREE Sunday Night Movies at the Carolina Beach Lake. As always, we have selected Family-friendly movies for the

Pleasure Island Sea Turtle Project By: Mitchell Houska Staff Writer Nesting time is here again and the folks at the Pleasure Island Sea Turtle Project, and turtle lovers everywhere, are hoping for a good season. Every year, sea turtles all around the globe, make the long and arduous journey to their sacred nesting sites and lay their eggs. The ocean is a tough place, full of predators and this strategy of mass breeding is necessary to ensure the longevity of every sea turtle species, as many hatchlings, unfortunately, will not make it.

Mrs. Patricia Gray W. Bolander, President, and Mrs. Mary Cobb Woodward, Recorder of Military Service Awards of Fort Fisher #2325 Chapter of the United Daughters of The Confederacy were guests speakers at the Confederate Memorial Day Ceremony at Whiteville, N C Cemetery sponsored by Camp 794 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Commanded by Mr.

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

Thomas Jolly. Mrs. Bolander was the designated recipient of the Confederate Flag presented by the Guard symbolizing the Flag presented at the grave site. Commander Keith Jones was guest speaker on "Honoring All Who Served". The Bladen Stars #2303 UDC Chapter served lemonade and homemade cookies under Mrs. Sharon L. Stephens, President, after the ceremony.


Toddler-of-theWeek - This week's Toddler of the Week is Mckinley who celebrated her 4th Birthday this past Saturday with her closest friends and family who all enjoyed Pony Rides from Desperado Horse Farm!

The mission of the Pleasure Island Sea Turtle Project is; “To ensure the preservation and protection of threatened and endangered sea turtles, working within federal and state guidelines. The Pleasure Island Sea Turtle Project is comprised of volunteers dedicated to the protection of all sea turtle species. During nesting season (May 1 - August 31) we patrol from the southern end of Kure Beach to the northern end (including Freeman Park) of Carolina Beach.” Patrol season officially began on May 1st. While there haven’t been any sightings of crawls in the area so far, the turSee TURTLE, page 9B


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

Village People has captured the public imagination for decades.” He has earned 65 Gold and Platinum record certificates, toured worldwide, starred in the camp classic film, “Can’t Stop The Music”, made See MEALS, page 17B

Kids Making It Hippie Ball The Third Annual Hippie Ball will be held on Friday, June 20, at the Brooklyn Arts Center. There will be live music, food catered by Bon Appétit, dance and costume prizes. This is a fundraiser for KIDS MAKING IT. Don't miss the Best Party of the Summer! Tickets $45.00. ONLINE

WWW.KIDSMAKINGIT.ORG . or call 910 -763-6001 ext. 108 Kids Making It is a nationally recognized youth entrepreneurship program, teaching woodworking and vocational skills to at-risk youth from age 8 into young adulthood. Our goal is for KMI youth to stay See HIPPIE, page 9B

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

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

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

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

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

Museum Loans Artifacts for Film Exhibit

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.

Friday Variety Kicks Off May 30th with Wilmington Big Band Join us on Friday, May 30th from 7-10 pm at Ocean Front Park for a new entertainment series called Friday Variety. This entertainment series will be on various Friday evenings throughout the sum-

mer season and bring a variety of entertainment styles. Friday Variety kicks off on May 30th with the 17-piece Wilmington Big Band. Bring your beach chair or blanket and enjoy the show.

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

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

Registration Now Open for Guitar/Music Summer Camp Guitar/Music Summer Camp is coming to the Kure Beach Community Center. This program is a great way to introduce your child to the exciting world of music. Students will learn basic guitar techniques and songs. As they progress, they will also be introduced to the bass guitar, keyboard, and drums. Guitar

Camp is brought to Kure Beach by Terry Godwin with Revolver Music. Camp will be held on Wednesday mornings from 9 am until 10 am, starting on June 25, 2014. The program runs every Wednesday through August 13, 2013, excluding July 9th and 23rd, for a total of 6 classes. See GUITAR, page 16B

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

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

Boogie in the Park is Back Don't forget to boogie on down to the Ocean Front Park this Sunday, May 25th from 5 to 8 pm for the Sunday concert series. This week’s entertain-

ment is the reggae band Jah Creation. It’s always a good time, so grab your beach chair or blanket and join in the fun.

Kure Beach has Commemorative Opportunities on the Boardwalk WILMINGTON, N.C. – Approximately 100 of Cape Fear Museum’s film-related artifacts will journey to the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh to be fea-

tured in the first major exhibit about the state’s role in the film industry. Starring North Carolina!, created in partnership with the North Carolina Film See FILM, page 9B

Museum Awarded Corning Grant WILMINGTON, N.C. – Cape Fear Museum has been awarded a $5,000 grant from Corning Incorporated Foundation to assist with the purchase of a new digital, portable planetarium. An integral educational component of the Museum’s current STEM programming is

Starlab, the existing portable planetarium. Purchased in 1995, the Museum’s Starlab has served thousands of visitors, is a tool for collaborating partners and is the most used educational equipment the Museum offers. Years of travel and use has taken a toll on the See GRANT, page 19B

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

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

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

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

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

April 2014 Programs at N.C. Aquarium at Ft. Fisher BEHIND THE SCENES • AQUARIST APPRENTICE - Saturdays, May 17, 24, 31 at 2 p.m., Saturdays, June 7, 14, 21, 28 at 2 p.m. - Check out a dirty job you’re sure to love. Join staff on a behind-the-scenes tour and learn about Aquarium animals, what they eat, how they live, and how to care for them. Then, assist aquarists with food preparation and help feed the animals. Participants also observe aquarists during daily care and maintenance tasks. This limited opportunity is only open to 10 participants. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes and be prepared to smell fishy. For ages 10 and older. Ages 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $25 for ages 13 and older, $23 for ages 10-12. Aquarium admission included. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. • BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR - Saturdays, May 17, 24,

31 at 11:15 a.m., Sundays, May 18, 25 at 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m., Monday, May 26 at 11:15 a.m., Sundays, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 at 11:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m., Mondays, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at 11:15 a.m., Tuesdays, June 3, 10, 17, 24 at 11:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m., Wednesdays, June 4, 11, 18, 25 at 11:15 a.m., Thursdays, June 5, 12, 19, 26 at 11:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m., Fridays, June 6, 13, 20, 27 at 11:15 a.m., Saturdays, June 7, 14, 21, 28 at 11:15 a.m. - Check out a dirty job you’re sure to love. Join staff on a behind-the-scenes tour and learn about Aquarium animals, what they eat, how they live, and how to care for them. Then assist aquarists with food preparation and help feed the animals. Participants also observe aquarists during daily care and maintenance tasks. This limited opportunity is only open to 10 participants. Participants should See Aquarium, page 17B

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

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

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

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

UP COMING MEETINGS 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 910-4580502 to reserve your place. ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. They are held at the Federal Point History Center, 1121-A North Lake Park Blvd. (Just south of the Carolina Beach

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

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

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

income, there’s a lot Americans don’t know about their public financial safety net. “Do you know how much money comes out of your paySee SENIOR, page 19B

Sunday Morning Worship at CB pier Rick Courtney and his wife, Lisa, are sharing love through worship, prayer and scripture with a Sunday morning worship service at High Tides on the North End Pier, Carolina Beach. While Courtney was in the navy, he did ministry work. After retiring from the navy, he and his wife stayed in Virginia for a while, but, decided to move back to the area. He then chose to share his ministry with others and he always felt Carolina Beach had this special charm about it. His mission is to share scriptures while singing His praises with an open invitation to all who want to share the same. The gathering starts at 10 a.m., for fellowship, coffee/water and donuts are pro-

vided. Breakfast can be ordered from the grill, if you would like something more. They offer positive music and food for thought from the bible, and with the music, songs and worship you have the best view. He also has a Facebook page, where he offers words of encouragement each day; to get your day started on a positive note or pick you up if you are down; something to get you through or to get you thinking. You can contact him through the page also. Follow him at Courtney feels that life is hard enough, so church should refill that spirit and make you smile. So, stop in at High Tides See SUNDAY, page 13B

CAROLINA BEACH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 12089 N. Lake Park Blvd. • Carolina Beach, NC 28428


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

Group, details Barna Americans’ beliefs about the Bible, its role in society, its presence in U.S. homes and other information about the best-selling book of all time. As in previous years, the survey found the Bible remains a highly valued, influential force in America. But beliefs about the Bible and its role in society are becoming increasingly polarized—particularly when the data are examined by age group. Overall, Millennials (ages 18–29) are driving the shift toward Bible indifference. Among Millennials, the 2014 State of the Bible survey found: • Nineteen percent believe no literature is sacred (compared to 13 percent of all adults), while 64 percent believe the Bible is sacred literature (compared to 79 percent of all adults). • Thirty-five percent believe the Bible contains everything a See BIBLE page 9B

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

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

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

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

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

First Baptist Church of Carolina Beach Fund Raising BBQ May 24 First Baptist Church of Carolina Beach is raising money for their Young Adults mission trip to Jamaica on Saturday, May 24th from 11-2. Please come out and support us by buying a BBQ plate!!! BBQ, baked beans, Cole slaw

and a roll!!! All for $8.00. If you would like us to deliver to a business on the island just call ahead for tickets to the church office: 910458-5134. We greatly appreciate your support!!!!

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

Kure Memorial Lutheran Preschool is NOW Enrolling "You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.” Isaiah 55:12. Beach Worship: "Beach Worship" will begin once again on Wednesday, May 28, at 7:00 p.m. and continue each Wednesday evening through September. Bring a chair or blanket and worship with us at the end of the "F" Avenue beach access. It is an awefilled time together in the midst of the beach setting and among residents and visitors to our community. We hope you will join us! We always have a beach wheelchair available. We have a new sound system and a lineup of guest muscians. If you have questions please contact Pastor Dan Keck at Kure Memorial Lutheran Church at 910-458-5266 or

email pdannybeachguy Sunday Schedule 9:00 Sunday School 10:00 Worship 11:00 Fellowship Time 4:30 Youth Group Faith on Tap: Mondays, May 19 and June 2 and 16, 7:00 p.m. - Hang Ten Grill. This is a young(er) adult ministry opened to all. Come check it out! Join us for a beverage, a bite to eat, and join the discussion. Bring your friends and neighbors. (Parking is free after 7:00 p.m.). Church Yard Sale Coming up on Saturday, June 7. Indoor. Rain or Shine. Bargains galore! More details to come. Surfin’ on God’s Grace, Pastor: Dan Keck 910-458-5266 Website:


Gazette, May 21st, 2014

Eagles send record number of participants to the NCHSAA 4A State Track & Field Champinships to NC A&T in Greensboro Saturday

(Pitured Right): Kure Beach resident, Samuel Bradshaw, received a second place trophy during a recent USTA Tournament for Boys' 10 and under. The tournament, under the direction of Mr. Sekou Bengoura, International Tennis, was held at the Serendipity Racquet Club in Sarasota, Florida on Sunday, April 13, 2014.

BASEBALL NEWS PIYB Coach McBride Receives NHSAA Baseball Record Recognition

(Pictured Above): Sophomore Russell Corbett was 12th at 47'09” in the Shot Put. Russell also took 15th in the Discus. In the 100m dash Jamie Stacey finished 11th with a 12.41 and 12th in the 200 with a 25.49. Sara Silika was 16th overall in a 3200 with a 12:09. Heather Keck was 10th overall in the Pole Vault with a jump of 9'6" The Girls 4 X 800m relay of Julia Boudreau, Lindsey Williams, Morgan Marriccini, and Sara Silika placed 15th overall with a time of 10:39. The Girls 4 X 400m relay of Rhaven Davis, Destiny Godfrey, Jamie Stacey, and Alyssa Yaw was 12th with a 4:05. The Boys 4x800m relay of Joe Harty, Stephen Wilson, Rylee Smith, and David Fletchner was 16th overall with an 8:25. Tyree Gaithright was See TRACK, page 19&20B

(Pictured Above): Senior Alex Banoczi was 5th overall in the shot with a school record of 50'11”.

This past Monday between games, Pleasure Island Youth Leagues’ 8U players lined the field for a special presentation. On behalf of the North Carolina High School Association the

New Hanover High School Athletic Director and former High School Baseball State Coach from Champion Brunswick High School, Mr. See YOUTH, page 17B

SURFING NEWS Carolina Beach Handplane Federation and Surfwise, Present the First Handplaning Movie

(Pictured Above): Senior Joseph Harty ran the 1st leg of the Boy’s 4x800 clocking a split time of 1:59.

(Pictured Above): Senior Stephen Wilson ran the 2nd leg of the Boy’s 4x800 clocking a split time of 2:01.

(Pictured Above): Sara Silika (a sophomore) was 16th Overall in the 2-mile finishing with a time of 12:09.

Eagles Softball Team moves into 3rd Round with wins over Harnett Central 4-2 and South View 7-3 5/13 – Ashley 4 Harnett Central 2 – The Eagles got off to a good start in this game after picking up 2 runs in the bottom of the 1st inning. However Harnett Central answered right back in the top of the 2nd inning with 2 runs of their own, bringing the score to 2-2. The Eagles offense then was able to regain the lead in the bottom of the 2nd with a run, followed by 2 more in the 3rd inning giving them a 6-2 lead. After a scoreless 4th inning Harnett Central was able to make it a 2-run game after scoring 2 runs in the top of the 5th inning. After that the pitchers were able to keep the scoreSee SOFTBALL, page 13B

By: Mitchell Houska Staff Writer Bodysurfing just got way cooler. If you haven’t heard of handplaning or handboarding, you’re missing out on one of the fastest growing new hobbies. A handplane or handboard, is an

aerodynamically designed paddle-shaped board that resembles a miniature skimboard or surfboard, without fins. Handplanes increase your speed when bodysurfing and decrease drag, making for a much more exhilarating experience. The Carolina Beach See Handplane, page 17B

WRESTLING NEWS 2014 U. S. A. Beach National Wrestling Championships and the 6th Annual NCUSA Beach State Championships in Carolina Beach

Pinecrest ends Season for Eagles in the 1st Round of the NCHSAA playoffs The Ashley baseball team traveled to Southern Pines on Tuesday for the first round of the baseball playoffs, and took a tough loss, losing to Pinecrest by a score of 7-6 in extra innings. Cully Crott started on

the mound for Ashley, and pitched into the 6th inning, holding a 6-2 lead. The game became tied after a grand slam by a player who probably should have been ejected from the game 3 innings earlier. The

game stayed tied until the bottom of the 9th, when the Pinecrest batter squeezed the game winning hit just inside the 3rd base bag to score the winning run. Shane Shepard had 2 hits for the Eagles, Cully

Crott had 4 hits and an RBI, Dakota Perryman had 3 hits and an RBI, and Cole Slocum added 2 hits for the Eagles, who wrap up their season with a 16-8 record. Thanks for your support for the team this year!!

North Carolina USA Wrestling is proud to be hosting the 2014 U. S. A. Beach National Wrestling Championships and the 6th Annual NCUSA Beach State

Championships in Carolina Beach, NC on Saturday, May 31, 2014. The competition will be held on the beach at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk See Wrestling, page 17B

Gazette, May 21st, 2014


2014 Spring Pleasure Island Soccer Association More Team Photo’s & All Star Game Photo’s (More on 13B)

(Pictured Above): U9B’s Kidsville News finished in 1st Place with a 7-1-0 record.

(Pictured Above): U10B’s El Cazador finished in 1st Place with a 8-0 record.

(Pictured Above): U11/12B’s Masonboro Family took 1st Place in the Tournament.

(Pictured Above): U13/14B’s Cape Fear Massage & Wellness took 1st Place with a 7-1 record.


Gazette, May 21st, 2014

(Pictured Above): Capt Robert Shoonmaker got into some giant Drum just off shore last week.

(Pictured Above): Josel and Crystal with a nice catch. Thanks Capt Robert Schoonmaker!

(Pictured Above): Kure Beach Pier last Friday. Cape Fear Disabled Sportsman Fishing Tournament, held by Got-em-on Live Bait Club, with lots of help from lots of volunteers!

16th Annual Cape Fear Disabled Sportsman Fishing Tournament CAPT MIKE HARRISON Lucy’s Choice Bay Charters

May 11, 2014 Finally, a fishing report that’s all good! Plenty of spanish mackerel just off the beach, sea mullet, blues, pompano and flounder from the piers, and good sized sea mullet and pompano in the surf! It’s time to go fishing!!! While I’m gone, I want you to read about this very important event that’s happening at Kure Beach Pier this Friday, May 16th. Each May for the past 16 years, Got-Em-On Live Bait Club, has organized a day of fishing for people with all kinds of disabilities. With the help of Kure Pier and other sponsors and volunteers, the day of fishing, food, and fun is

provided at no cost to the participants. All they need do is show up and scores of volunteers will be standing by to hand out fishing equipment, bait, breakfast biscuits, boxed lunches, prizes and awards. Got-em-on’s Weighmaster will be on the pier to record each catch, and there are usually plenty of photographers present to record the smiles. (Some of our local volunteers have done this long enough to attain the degree of “Professional Line UnTangler”.) This year’s event will take place on Kure Beach Pier, Friday, May 16th, starting at 8:00 a.m. and lasting until about 12:30 p.m. For more information or to find out how you can help, please contact Rick Knott at (910) 368-7077 or via email at See FISHING, page 13B

The Got-Em-On Live Bait Club in conjunction with the Kure Beach Fishing Pier and many generous sponsors and donors annually hosts a great day of pier fishing for many

disabled persons. Once again the Cape Fear Disabled Sportsman Tournament was an overwhelming success with three hundred and seventy-five (375) contestants. Being dis-

abled may prevent most of these people from enjoying, on a regular basis, one of the greatest activities our area has to offer. So it’s exciting to see See CFDSFT, page 16B

Boating Safety Advocates Remind Boaters to “Wear It!” During National Safe Boating Week Washington, D.C. (May 6, 2014) - Boating safety advocates across the U.S. and

Canada are teaming up to promote safe and responsible boating, including consistent life jacket wear each and every time boaters are on the water, during National Safe Boating Week, held from May 17-23, 2014. National Safe Boating Week is the official launch of the 2014 North American Safe Boating Campaign. This yearlong campaign promotes safe and responsible boating and the value of voluntary life jacket wear by recreational boaters through the national theme, Wear It! “Every day I hear about the grim consequences of not wearing a life jacket while boating,” said Rachel Johnson, executive director of the National Safe Boating

Council, the lead organization for the Wear It! campaign. “You can still have fun on the water while choosing to always wear a life jacket and boating responsibly.” The National Safe Boating Council created a new public service announcement, “Love the Life!,” sharing the experience of two families and a dog as they spend the day boating and fishing. It was produced at the Eckerd College Waterfront Program in St. Petersburg, Florida, with the support of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 7-2, Division 7. Watch the PSA at /user/OutreachNSBC. U.S. Coast Guard statistics show See SAFETY, page 9B

Gazette, May 21st, 2014


NHCS Students Compete in Eastern Regional High School Math Contest

CBES Second Graders Release Frogs at Wade Park Middle and high school students from New Hanover County Schools (NHCS) participated in the Eastern Regional High School Math Contest held at Coastal Carolina Community College in Jacksonville, North Carolina this past April. Students from around the region competed in this written contest of 40 questions, testing

their skills in one of two levels--Level 1: Math I concepts, or Level 2: Math II and Math III concepts. Several NHCS students advanced from the regional level to the state level contest held in Fayetteville and placed. Regional Math Contest Results: Ashley - Karima Raharjo-4th in Level 2 and See MATH, page 9B

United Way of Cape Fear Area Recognizes NHCS For Its Outstanding Campaign Achievements New Hanover County Schools (NHCS) was recognized this week by the United Way of the Cape Fear Area at the 2013 Campaign Celebration with four separate awards for outstanding United Way campaign achievements. NHCS raised nearly $30,000 among its schools and departments, earning the 2013 Campaign Achievement Award

for School District Leader for the Cape Fear Area for the third consecutive year. The district also received the “Top Ten Campaign of the Year” award for campaign excellence. Hoggard High School earned the “Highest Performing School” award for raising over $2,800 during their school-wide campaign. The top See United Way, page 9B

This past Tuesday Carolina Beach Elementary Schools’ second grade classes took a field trip to Wilmington’s Wade Park to release frogs. The event is a part of the North Carolina

Aquarium at Fort Fisher’s Amphibian program bringing awareness to our areas wetlands and the creatures that inhabit them. Students raised See FROGS, page 9B

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

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

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

Ashley Chorus Calendar On May 18, 2014, the Ashley Chorus will sing at Plantation Village at 3:00pm. On May 24, 2014, the Ashley Ensemble will present a Barbershop Show in the

Minnie Evans Performing Arts Theater at 7:00pm. On May 29, 2014, the Ashley Chorus presents its Spring Concert at the Minnie Evans Performing Arts Theater at 7:30pm.


Gazette, May 21st, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

20th Annual Youth Pier Fishing Tournament June 7th Carolina Beach Parks & Recreation and the Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee would like to invite kids ages 5 - 15 to the 20th Annual Pier Fishing Tournament! Join us on Saturday, June 7th, 2011 at the Kure Beach Pier. Registration is 6:00 am - 8:00 am. The fishing tournament is from 7:00 am - 10:00 am. The awards ceremony will follow the tournament. The entry fee is $2.00 plus a donation of at least two

non-perishable canned food items. The first 100 kids without a fishing pole will receive a FREE rod and reel. The first 100 kids will receive a FREE tournament t-shirt and FREE bait will be provided while it lasts. So bring the family to celebrate our 20th year of being “Hooked on Fishing”! If you have any questions regarding the Fishing Tournament, please call the Recreation Center at 458-2977.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MARKET from page 1B of all types. Come early to enjoy a leisurely morning strolling through the market as you listen to live music provided by Bruce Butcher. The produce is just beginning to come in and

will be here in full force by early June; there are a wonderful variety of tasty items from local bakers to enjoy with your fresh roasted coffee; everything you need for your pets; wines from several vintners; popped on the spot kettle korn; hand-

made soaps, deodorants and skin care items; and arts and crafts of many mediums await you. There is a lot to see and do so slip on your flip-flops, don’t forget the sunscreen and come spend some time with your friends and neighbors. For

more information please visit the market’s facebook page (Carolina Beach Farmers Market), website ( or email Janet Knott at carolina b e a c h f a r m e r s

SAFETY from page 6B that drowning was the reported cause of death in almost threefourths of recreational boating fatalities in 2012, and that 85 percent of those who drowned were not wearing life jackets. “Accidents on the water happen much too fast to reach and put on a stowed life jack-

et,”said John Johnson, chief executive officer of the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators. “It’s important that everyone consistently wears a life jacket while on the water and always boats responsibly.” The North American Safe Boating Campaign (Wear It!)

unites the efforts of a wide variety of boating safety advocates, including the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators, Canadian Safe Boating Council and many members of the National Safe Boating Council. The campaign is produced

under a grant from the Sports Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund, administered by the U.S. Coast Guard. Share your boating story at, and follow Wear It! at twitter .com/BoatingCampaign and Campaign.

BIBLE from page 3B person needs to know to live a meaningful life, as compared with 50 percent for all adults. • While 50 percent of all adults believe the Bible has too little influence in society, only 30 percent of Millennials express the same belief. By way of comparison, 61 percent of Elders (those 68+) surveyed

said they believe the Bible has too little influence in society. • Thirty-nine percent of Millennials never read the Bible, as compared to 26 percent of all adults. “With four years of data from American Bible Society’s State of the Bible research, we are now able to see trends in attitudes about and behaviors

around the Bible,” said Roy Peterson, president and CEO of American Bible Society. ”The increasing polarization in attitudes about the Bible has implications for us as a nation and for our churches and families.” Peterson, who took the helm of American Bible Society in February, believes there is reason to hope for an upswing in

Bible engagement in the future. “American adults, young and old alike, overwhelmingly recognize a moral decline is taking place in the nation,” said Peterson. “As they seek solutions, we hope they will find the Bible as the guidebook that can reverse the decline and help its readers make sense of life.”

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 bringing the new wacky science experiment gone wrong

adventure - CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 (PG – 2014). On June 29th, we will present MONSTERS UNIVERSITY (PG 2012) followed by our Independence Day weekend selection with this years’ NUT JOB (PG 2014). Halfway through our summer season on July 13th, we present the greatest Turkey Movie of all time – FREE BIRDS (PG 2013) followed by Disney’s SUPER BUDDIES (G 2013) on July 20th. For our tenth selection of the season, we offer the environmental sen-

sitive 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 miles on your right Movies start at dusk (around 8:45). Movies are subject to change and are weather permitting.

BETA SIGMA from page 1B songs commemorating st patrick’s day. ben van etten showed us artifacts from thailand and explained how they were excavated. sgt john lenard and kristi williams from the new hanover county detective division of the drug and gang task force told us about programs and activities that were in place to intervene with young people before they got involved with gangs or drugs. The january bash was held at giorgio’s restaurant and hosted by the iota master chapter. the guest speaker was laurie morer from brunswick county family services. the attending

chapters brought canned and non perishable foods that were donated to their food pantry. In january our chapter also held our fundraiser at the keys clubhouse. members and some businesses donated items to be auctioned off. businesses that made donations were casa matta, kure beach diner and jack mackeral’s in carolina beach. john stevens of omega sports and george mc cuiston also donated items. a bbq supper was served along with desserts supplied by members of the chapter. the money we made will be used to support the carolina beach help center and other charities we support.

Sandy stallings was named this year’s valentine queen at dinner held at casa matta with members and their partners attending. congratulations to sandy! Founder’s day was held at the pine valley county clubhouse. each chapter gave a review of their activities during the year and named their girl of the year. linda van etten was named laureate alpha kappa’s girl of the year. congratulations to linda! Tootsie stevens from laureate alpha chapter and mary ann guin from the iota master chapter received their golden circle pins commerating 50 years of membership in beta sigma phi. the various chapters

enjoyed socializing with each other and had a great time together. Election and installation of officers was held in april. linda van etten , president, helen o’reilly, vice president, tootsie stevens treasurer, cathy heglar, recording secretary and joyce cahill, cooresponding secretary. thank you to the outgoing officers for their service and congratulations to the new officers. our last meeting in may will be a potluck supper and secret sister revealing to be held at the home of cathy heglar. Submitted by joyce cahill, cooresponding secretary. laureate alpha kappa chapter

MATH from page 7B Omar Sharaf-2nd in Level 2. Hoggard (1st place team in Level 2. This is the 9th year out of 10 consecutive years that Hoggard has won this level at the regional math contest.) Kevin Hu-3rd, Eugene Kim, Claudia Opper-6th, Edward Orde-10th, Tara Poteat-5th, Abby Scholer. Holly Shelter - Ben Latter-3rd

place in Level 1. Murray Brianna Cunliffe-9th place in Level 1. Myrtle Grove - Eddie Lee-5th place in Level 1, Darren Janz-8th place in Level 1, Joshua Webster-4th place in Level 1. Noble - Melanie Su1st place in Level 1, Jason Blaisdell-2nd place in Level 1. Roland-Grise - Julia Ross-7th in Level 1, Morgan Mase-10th in Level 2. Trask - Sterling

Baron-6th place in Level 1. Williston - Galen Wilcox-10th in Level 1. State Math Contest Results: Level 1: Sterling Baron (Trask)-6th, Ben Latter (Holly Shelter)-5th, Melanie Su (Noble)-3rd. Level 2: Omar Sharaf (Ashley) and Tara Poteat (Hoggard)-Tied for 9th and 10th Kevin Hu (Hoggard)7th.

UNITED WAY from page 7B performing middle school was Trask, raising just under $1000. The top performing elementary school was Murrayville, raising just under $2000. The Transportation Department received the NHCS Campaign Achievement Award again this year for being the district's department with the best campaign. The Transportation Department was also one of

seven departments or schools with 100% participation. The Facilities Planning Department, Child Nutrition and the Testing & Accountability Department also had 100% participation. Three schools also achieved 100% staff participation in this year’s campaign: Alderman Elementary, Holly Tree Elementary, and Murrayville Elementary. For the complete 2013 NHCS United Way campaign

results and photos, visit the online campaign results folder. Congratulations to all NHCS employees and students for showing our community the importance of Living United. United Way of the Cape Fear Area supports many local agency efforts through grants funded by company campaigns. To learn more about United Way, visit Way/unitedway.htm.

Gazette, May 21st, 2014 9B patience, pride, perseverance, HIPPIE from page 2B out of trouble, stay in school, confidence, teamwork and selfgraduate and go on to the work- esteem, building character and force or college, thereby matur- learning the truth of actions and ing into successful adults. consequences. Learn more Through the design/build about us at: Kids Making It process, KMI youth learn Woodworking Program TURTLE from page 1B tles are beginning to arrive in NC. Two false crawls were recently reported as close as Hatteras Island and south of Cape Hatteras. In Florida, leatherbacks have been nesting for a few months now and several dozen loggerhead nests

have been reported on both, the Atlantic coast and in the Gulf of Mexico. Hopefully the turtles will soon arrive in our area. Keep informed for the latest on sea turtle nesting in the area. For more information, visit, or check them out on Facebook.

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

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

FILM from page 2B Office, will explore the state’s continuing presence in the film industry for close to 100 years. More than 3,000 films and television programs have been made in the Tar Heel State. Using artifacts, images, film clips and interactive components, Starring North Carolina! will give visitors a fascinating look at our homegrown movie business. The exhibit, which opens on November 15, will be part of a yearlong celebration that includes a film festival and film series. Wilmington, known to some as “Hollywood East,” is home to the largest U.S. television and movie production facility outside of California. Since the 1980s, residents have seen the stars and crews of “Iron Man 3,” “We're the Millers,” “Blue Velvet,” “Weekend at Bernie's,” “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” “Empire Records” and “Firestarter” filming around the city. Television shows such “Eastbound and Down,” “Under the Dome,” “Matlock,” The WB's “Dawson's Creek” and “One Tree Hill” were also filmed in the Port City. Since the early 1980s, Cape Fear Museum has built its collection of movie and TV related

artifacts. The list of items is long, and includes “Dawson’s Creek” lockers, letter jacket, cheerleader uniforms and pompoms; “Firestarter” wax bust and denim jacket; “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” head, hand and trident; “Empire Records” slate and “One Tree Hill” basketball hoop and slate. All these and more will be on view in Starring North Carolina! Cape Fear Museum Curator Barbara Rowe noted, “We are happy the state Museum is highlighting the business and Wilmington’s important role in the state's film industry. It’s wonderful to know that our Museum’s collection of artifacts will help tell this interesting and fun story to so many North Carolinians.” ABOUT THE N.C. MUSEUM OF HISTORY The N.C. Museum of History is located at 5 E. Edenton Street in downtown Raleigh. Hours are Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. The museum collects and preserves artifacts of North Carolina history and educates the public on the history of the state and the nation through exhibits and educational programs.


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Gazette, May 21st, 2014

Gazette, May 21st, 2014

(Pictured Above): U8B’s Signal finished up their season n 2nd Place.

FISHING from page 6B . For more information on the Cape Fear Disabled Sportsman's Annual Fishing Tournament visit or follow us on Facebook. Sincerely appreciated donations can be mailed to: GotEm-On Live Bait Club,

Attn:CFDSFT, PO Box 6, Carolina Beach NC 28428. Please make checks payable to the Got-Em-On Live Bait Club. Thank you for all your generous help and we look forward to seeing you there for one of the best days of your life! Wishing you the best, Capt. Mike Harrison

SOFTBALL from page 4B board quite and the Eagles went on to take the win 6-4. HIGHLIGHTS: Pitching: Robyn Kerr went 4 innings to take the win, gave up 4 hits, 4 runs, 2 walks and had 2 strikeouts. Hitting: Taylor Carter was 2 for 4 with 1 run, 1 RBI, 3 Stolen bases; Pearson Yopp was 1 for 3 with a triple and a run; J. Stergakos was 1 for 4 with a hit; Jordan Floyd was 1 for 4 with a pair of RBI’s, a run and a hit; Rachel Swartwoo had a run; Bailey Williams was 1 for 4; Lauren Brooks was 2 for 3 with a RBI double and 2 runs; and Schae Dickson was 2 for 3 with a run, RBI and 2 hits. 5/16 – Ashley 7 South View 3- The Ladies also got off to a good start in this game after picking up 3 runs in the bottom of the 1st inning, Bailey

Williams had 2 of her 3 RBI’s the game in the 1st inning. After a scoreless 2nd inning the South View picked up their 1st run of the came in the top of the 3rd inning. However Eagles came marching back this time posting 4 runs in the 3rd inning. The inning got started when Senior Cathcer Bailey Williams connected with her 2nd hit of the game and 3rd RBI after knocking in Jordan Floyd. South View was able to pick up 2 more runs in the top of the 5th inning, but that’s all they would pick up as the Eagles went on to advance to the 3rd Round against Richmond on Tuesday, May 20th. The Screaming Eagles are now 17-9 overall and are ranked 61st in the State, but there are only 16 teams remaining in the NCHSAA 4A State Playoffs.


(Pictured Above): U9B’s Chick-Fil-A finished up their season in 2nd Place with a 7-1-2 record.

CAPE FEAR from page 1B base of the Confederate Monument in the Whiteville Cemetery. Also participating was Miss Juliana Welch,

granddaughter of Judy Ward. Juliana is a member of the George Davis Chapter 6, Children of the Confederacy in Wilmington, N. C.

FESTIVAL from page 1B themed aspects of art including Visual Arts, Culinary Arts and Performing Arts. Organizers hope the event

raises awareness and appreciation of the arts by enabling the public to get evolved in the creative processes.

SUNDAY from page 3B on Sunday morning at 10 a.m. to get a smile and spirit through the message received. He is also working on a worship-driven

album. Yes, if his name sounds familiar, it is because he is a member of the band Beachbilly Brothers that plays at different venues in the area.


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Gazette, May 21st, 2014


16B Gazette, May 21st, 2014 girl bands at the Community GUITAR from page 2B The cost to participate is $15 Center on Sunday, March 30th. per class and the program is This practice session is open designed for students ages 7 to the public from 2 pm until 5 and up. Registration is now pm. If you might be interested open, contact Revolver Music in signing your child up for the at (910) 799-1999 or revolver- summer camp, this is the Terry fect opportunity to meet the will be hosting an “Open instructor and see what some of Practice” for 5 of his different his young students are up to. 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 , 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

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.

CFDSFT from page 6B so many people have such a good time. There is no entry fee and participants are provided breakfast, a snack, soft drinks and water, and lunch. To begin the day, as contestants arrive, each is given a Britt’s Donut and a McDonald’s biscuit or a piece of fruit for breakfast. Soft drinks and water are also available. Then when they’re ready to fish, everyone is provided a rod and reel and all the bait they need to try and catch the winning fish. From registration on up to a hot dog and chips lunch, contestants were assisted in every way by an “army” of volunteers from the Got-Em-On Live Bait Club and people from the community. The Town of Kure Beach provided Police Officers and workers to assist in cleanup and blocked off K Avenue for lunch and the awards cere-

mony. At the awards ceremony, many other people won door prizes of rod and reel combo’s, gift cards, and Tee shirts. Once again, Alan Votta of Alan Votta Construction built and donated a fabulous Tiki Bar. Raffle tickets were sold for the Tiki Bar to help raise funds for the tournament and the winner was Got-Em-On’s own Marc LeBlanc of Carolina Beach. Got-Em-On Live Bait Club wants to thank all of the generous sponsors and donors for the tournament and a special thanks to the approximately one hundred twenty-five volunteers who made this all possible. This was a day when all were truly winners! Donations are welcome and can be mailed to: Got Em On Live Bait Club (CFDSFT) P.O. Box 325, Carolina Beach NC 28428. Please make check payable to the Got-Em-Om Live Bait Club.

CB ARTS from page 1B working with Debra and Mark Lynch, owners of Gray Scale Entertainment located right here in Wilmington, NC. Gray Scale entertainment has booked three bands to play at the boardwalk gazebo, July 26, 2014 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Cell Block 2, Groove Bucket from Western NC, and Port City Shake Down. The Town of Carolina Beach Arts and Activities happen to noticed many Friday and Saturday nights the boardwalk gazebo was void of activity

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

SUMMER from page 18B "eww" to an "aww" moment. Dates: June 30-July 3, July 7-11 Ages: 5-6, 7-9, 10-12 Animal Keepers: How do we feed 2,000 animals? What does it take to keep a 235,000gallon aquarium clean? Where do aquarium animals come from? Campers learn about the daily careand maintenance of aquarium animals. By helping prepare food, clean exhibits, and create animal enrichment, campers get a glimpse of the work required to provide proper animal care. Dates: July 14-18, July 21-25 Ages: 5-6, 7-9, 10-12 Eco Explorers: How many different animals live in the rainforest? Would a polar bear meet a penguin? What kind of animals can survive in a desert? Campers take an imaginary trip around the world to discover various ecosystems and the animals living there. This camp also highlights the diversity of local environments. Dates: July

28-August 1, August 4-8 Ages: 5-6, 7-9, 10-12 Coastal Crusaders: How can North Carolina's aquatic environments be recreated and maintained in an Aquarium setting? Campers gain a better understanding of how to investigate and preserve the environment we all share by exploring natural habitats. Campers enjoy this week of canoeing on the Cape Fear River, surf fishing, visiting the sea turtle hospital, and snorkeling. Dates: June 2327, July 7-11, July 28-August 1 Ages: 13-14 The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher is located just south of Kure Beach, a short drive from Wilmington, on U.S. 421. The site is less than a mile from the Fort Fisher ferry terminal. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission:$10.95 ages 13-61; $9.95 62+ and military; $8.95 ages 3-12. Free admission for: children 2 and younger.

AQUARIUM from page 2B wear closed-toe shoes and be prepared to smell fishy. For ages 10 and older. Ages 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $25 for ages 13 and older, $23 for ages 10-12. Aquarium admission included. P R E - R E G I S T R AT I O N REQUIRED. • EXTENDED BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR Fridays, May 16, 30 at 2 p.m., Wednesdays, May 28 at 2 p.m., Monday, May 26 at 2 p.m. Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at an Aquarium? Space for animal holding, husbandry, life support systems, and access to exhibits is hidden behind the aquarium walls. If you have ever cared for a home aquarium, you may have some idea of what it takes to operate a collection of salt and freshwater exhibits, with hundreds of animals. Accompany aquarium staff on a guided tour of animal quarantine, life support, food preparation, and access areas. This unique opportunity is limited to 10 participants. Children under 8 are not permitted. Children between 8 and 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Fee: $15.00 for adults and $13.00 for children 17 and under. Aquarium admission included. NC Aquarium Society Members pay $9.00 per participant. REQUIRED. OUTDOORS & EXPLORATION • SURF FISHING WORKSHOP - Saturdays, May 31 at 9 a.m.- This three hour workshop includes one hour of classroom discussion, then surf fishing on the beach nearby. All equipment and bait provided. Program is rain or shine, with extra activities added in event of bad weather (e.g., throwing a cast net). For ages 10 and older. Fee: $15 per participant. Aquarium admission is not included. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED. SUMMER DAY CAMP FOR KIDS Aquarium summer camps provide fun and safe learning opportunities with knowledgeable and competent leadership. Camps run simultaneously for ages 5-6, 7-9 and 10-12. Ages 56, known as Aquanauts, become immersed in weekly topics through animal interaction, play, storytelling, crafts and hands on outdoor activities. Ages 7-9, Marine Detectives, use their investigative skills during animal programs, outdoor excursions and interactive games to better understand nature. Ages 10-12, Ocean Explorers, participate with staff in experiences outdoors and behind the scenes

at the Aquarium to discover each weekly topic. Ages 13-14, Coastal Crusaders, venture farther to explore different coastal environments and learn about animal collection. These campers also interact more directly with staff behind the scenes to assist with animal care. • NATURE PATROL - June 16 – 20 at 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Ages: 7-9, 10-12 or June 23 – 27 at 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Ages: 5-6, 7-9, 10-12 - Do your kids love to go outside and explore nature? If so, then this is the camp for them! Campers will learn basic animal observation skills while patrolling different local habitats. Join the Aquarium on its mission to conserve and protect North Carolina’s aquatic environments. Fee: $230. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED • COASTAL CRUSADERS - June 23 – 27 at 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Ages: 13-14 - How can North Carolina's aquatic environments be recreated and maintained in an aquarium setting? By exploring natural habitats and participating in animal collection and care, campers will gain a better understanding of how to investigate and preserve the environment we all share. Activities that campers will enjoy this week include canoeing on the Cape Fear River, surf fishing and snorkeling. Fee: $280. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED. • WEIRD, WONDERFUL WILDLIFE - June 30 – July 3 at 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Ages: 5-6, 7-9, 10-12 - Have you ever wondered how frogs survive the winter or why some fish can glow in the dark? Sometimes animals are just plain weird, but in a good way of course! Campers will learn all about the strange and sometimes gross adaptations animals have to live in their environments. Exploration trips inside and outside of the Aquarium will turn an animal encounter from an “eww” to an “aww” moment. Note: This camp is only 4 days long. Fee: $184. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher is located just south of Kure Beach, a short drive from Wilmington, on U.S. 421. The site is less than a mile from the Fort Fisher ferry terminal. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission:$10.95 ages 13-61; $9.95 62+ and military; $8.95 ages 3-12. Free admission for: children 2 and younger, registered groups of N.C. school children, and N.C. Aquarium Society members. General information: www.ncaquariums. com/fort-fisher

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

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

MEAL from page 2B the cover of the Rolling Stone Magazine and in 2008, garnered a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. Randy Jones looks forward to this event each year being that he was born and raised in Raleigh, North Carolina and loves Carolina Beach so he is donating his time and talent to help out the homebound elderly! We are having a two-day event this year which will include a Disco Night at the Lazy Pirate, 701 N. Lake Park Blvd Carolina Beach where there will be a “Disco Night Meet and Greet” with a silent auction. Come dressed to impress in your disco attire. There will be prizes all night! Our sponsors will be recognized during this event beginning at 7:00 pm on Friday evening. On Saturday, June 14, we board the Royal Winner Princess in Carolina Beach at 6:15 returning at 9:30 pm to Carolina Beach. Expect spectacular entertainment, back-up dancers for Mr. Jones, hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar and dancing, along with a 50/50 raffle. Tickets are $40.00. Cruise is 6:30 pm -

9:30 pm. Suggested age is 12 and up and minors must be accompanied by an adult. All proceeds go to Meals on Wheels Council Inc., and Only 225 Tickets will be SOLD! Ticket is required to board the boat. Cash or Checks Only! Checks should be written to Meals on Wheels Council, Inc., P. O. Box 3593, Wilmington, NC 28401. If you remember “In The Navy”, “Macho Man” and “Y.M.C.A.”, Don’t Miss the Boat! If you do, you will miss America’s favorite Disco Cowboy! The Meals on Wheels Council, Inc. welcomes your participation as a sponsor for the event. We rely on donations such as yours to continue to operate. For your donation, you will receive sponsor recognition and tickets for the cruise (based on sponsorship level). With your assistance, the Meals on Wheels Council, Inc. can continue to experience success with this event to better serve our homebound clients. For more information, you may contact 910-508-8672 fjacobs@ bellsouth. net or 910458-5962 or blueocean

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

Damon has become one of the hottest young players on the Blues scene. In Addition to these four, there will be ten other blues and jazz groups on two stages over the two-day festival brought to you by Bryant Real Estate and the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce at the Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Area. The Food selection, as always, will be outstanding as well. The amazing FREE Kidzone will be back with magicians, face painting, educational exhibits and inflatables and much more! You can also get a little shopping in at the many and varied vendors as well as having a glass of wine or a bottle of beer. Tickets are just $50.00 in advance for a two-day pass or can be purchased at the door for $60.00 for Saturday (Robert Clay Band plays Saturday night) and $25.00 for Sunday (Delbert McClinton is the Sunday closer). Kids 12 and under are free. We ask that you do not bring coolers or pets, but bring your chairs, towels and blankets for a Pleasure Island style weekend. See you there! For more information please call the Chamber at 910-4588434 or email at

Gazette, May 21st, 2014 17B netting in the marsh and the FROG’S from page 7B frogs in the classroom learning actual releasing of the frogs. the lifecycle of the animals, and For more information on the other amphibians like them. North Carolina Aquarium at During the trip Aquarium staff Fort Fisher and any of their shared clever teaching tips educational programs visit including a frog fact relay race,

YOUTH from page 4B Keith Moore presented Coach Casey McBride a plaque in recognition of the 20th Anniversary of his long-standing NHSAA Baseball Record for “Consecutive Hitless Innings” (23 2/3 over 4 games, including a perfect game) North Brunswick High School

1994, presented with love and admiration by his 8U Pleasure Island Youth League Ball Players! The bottom stated “If your record should ever be broken, may it be by one whom you have coached!” Coach McBride along with his loving family graciously accepted the recognition.

HANDPLANE from page 4B Handplane Federation and Surf Wise are creating the first ever full-length handplane/bodysurfing movie. The film is a slapstick style, silent film comedy, with a nutty story line about Mexican wrestlers, turned bodysurfers. Bodysurfing, low-riders and wrestling masks, what more could you ask for? The Carolina Beach Handplane Federation now boasts members, from around the world and the following is growing.

Much of the footage in the movie is from Carolina Beach and Wrightsville Beach. Other footage features professional bodysurfers from countries such as; Peru, Brazil, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Hawaii, California and all up and down the east coast. Stay tuned for more information about handplaning and the upcoming release date of the film. For more information, check out the Carolina Beach Handplane Federation on Facebook.

WRESTLING from page 4B beginning at noon. Top placers in the men's and women's senior division will qualify for the US Beach World Team that will compete 2014 FILA World Beach Wrestling Championships in Katerini, Greece, July 4-6. This tournament will feature competition in seven age groups: Schoolboy/girl, Cadet, Junior, Senior (Men and Women) and Veterans. There are four Senior international men’s beach wrestling weights: 70 kg/154 lbs., 80 kg/174 lbs., 90 kg/198 and over 90 kg/over 198 lbs. There are three Senior international women’s beach wrestling weights: 60 kg/ 130 lbs, -70 kg/154 lbs. and over 70 kg/over 154lbs. These weights will be used at the U.S. Beach Nationals. All other age groups will not have specific weight classes, but will be determined by a blocking system after the wrestlers go through weigh-ins. Online registration via credit card is available until 6:00 PM (Eastern) Thursday, May 29. No pre-qualification is required. Entry fee for participants registering online is $20. On-site registration is available Saturday morning from 9:3010:30 am with cash or check

and costs $25 for Kids; $30 for Seniors and Veterans. Carolina Beach has been the site of the annual NCUSA Wrestling Beach State Wrestling Championships since 2008. This is the 2nd year it has been selected to host the Beach National Championships. Beach wrestling was introduced as an international style by FILA, the international governing body for wrestling, as another avenue for athletic competition. Beach Wrestling (or sand wrestling) has been a consistent style of wrestling internationally for centuries.


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Eagle Lands at Aquarium

5K Race for the Planet 8 a.m. Sunday, June 8 Lace up your shoes and get ready to celebrate World Oceans Day at the 2014 5K Race for the Planet hosted by the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher on Sunday, June 8. You’re invited to once again join the fun at the greenest race around. You can expect to enjoy the same fin-tastic atmosphere as years past and a beautiful, flat course. The first 300 registered runners receive organic cotton t(Pictured Above): A flightless, juvenile bald eagle now lives at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Kure Beach, N.C. — Perched on a log, sporting a set of powerful talons and a steely gaze, a new resident of the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher strikes the impressive pose of a sur-

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

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

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

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

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

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

shirts and reusable shopping bags. Race participants also receive free Aquarium admission the day of the race. Ecofriendly medals awarded to age group winners. Visit for more information and to register today. If you’ve already registered, thank you! Be sure to share race details with friends and family who would enjoy this fun event.

NC Aquarium at Ft. Fisher’s Summer Camp Registration Open Explore, play, laugh, learn— children enrolled in summer camp at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher will do all this and more. Campers, ages 5 to 14, experience outdoor adventure, eco-education and make new friends. Trained marine educators lead the activities and introduce campers to live animals in a safe and fun atmosphere. Aquarium Camp runs 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday throughout the summer. Session details are below. Limited transportation to and from summer camp is offered, with pick-up points at a Monkey Junction and Ft. Fisher Ferry locations (This service requires an additional fee and registration). For more information and to register visit Nature Patrol: Campers develop basic animal observation skills while patrolling different local habitats. Join the aquarium on its mission to conserve and protect North Carolina's environments. Dates: June 16-20, June 23-27 Ages: 56, 7-9, 10-12 Weird, Wonderful Wildlife: Have you ever wondered how frogs survive the winter, or why some fish can glow in the dark? Sometimes animals are wonderfully weird! Campers learn the strange adaptations animals make to live in their environments. Exploration trips inside and outside of the aquarium turn an animal encounter from an See SUMMER, page 17B

Gazette, May 21st, 2014 19B and accessibility of modern GRANT from page 2B Starlab. Replacements parts are systems, Cape Fear Museum only available through scav- hopes to continue building a enged old equipment and bulbs love of science and culture in are no longer made for the area students and the New Starlab system. Hanover County community.” The age of the system causOver the years, the Corning es problems in delivering accu- Incorporated Foundation has rate astronomy content – small contributed more than $140 holes in the dome appear to be million through its programs of bright stars, moon phases giving. Resources are directed equipment is poorly designed, almost exclusively toward iniand replacement old-fashioned tiatives which improve the cylinders are prohibitively quality of life in and near comexpensive. munities where Corning To replace the Starlab, the Incorporated is an active corpoMuseum researched and com- rate citizen. Currently, the pared portable systems and Foundation annually fulfills chose the Digitalis Zeta approximately 125 grants totalSystem, a digital planetarium ing approximately $7.2 million. system, at a cost of $40,000. Cape Fear Museum of The digital technology used in History and Science, 814 a Digitarium system offers Market St., is open Tuesday more flexibility, capability and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; cost effectiveness than portable Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. Memorial analog (pinhole) systems like Day through Labor Day. the Museum’s existing Starlab. General admission is $7 for Museum Education adults; $6 for seniors, students Manager Amy Thornton says, and military with valid ID; $4 “The support of the Corning for children 6-17; and free for Incorporated Foundation has children 5 and under and for been invaluable to Cape Fear museum members. Museum and is especially New Hanover County resiexciting this year as we pursue dents’ free day is the first acquisition of a new digital Sunday of each month. More portable planetarium system. information: www.capefearmuWith the improved technology

TRACK from page 4B 10th overall in the High Jump with a 6'2" jump. Bruce Kopka Got 8th in the Pole vault with a school record jump of 13'6" and Daniel Suggs was 14th at 11'. Alex Banoczi was 5th overall in the shot with a school record of 50'11" and Russell Corbett was 12th at 47'09. Alex was 7th in discus with a mark of 141'01.

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

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

those wearing wings. General Aquarium admission is additional. The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher is located just south of Kure Beach, a short drive from Wilmington, on U.S. 421. The site is less than a mile from the Fort Fisher ferry terminal. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Admission:$10.95 ages 13-61; $9.95 62+ and military; $8.95 ages 3-12. Free admission for: children 2 and younger, registered groups of N.C. school children, and N.C. Aquarium Society members. General information: fort-fisher

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

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

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

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

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

ment benefits when you view the annual benefit as a percentage of their highest annual salary. “So, a person born in 1960 who’s earning $107,000 a year now could receive about $29,230 a year if they retire at age 67 – assuming they had a steadily increasing income since age 18,” Smith says. “That’s 27 percent of their current salary. “A person the same age earning $40,000 a year today can expect about $16,460, which is 41 percent of their current salary.” Furthermore, since benefits are calculated only on a maximum average salary of $106,800, the person who earned $500,000 receives the same benefit as the person who earned $106,800. • Reports indicate the $2.7 trillion trust fund established for baby boomers’ retirement is gone. In 1983, the Reagan administration approved amendments to generate a Social Security surplus that would help pay benefits for the thousands of baby boomers who began retiring in 2011. The changes included accelerating Social Security payroll tax increases; allowing a portion of benefits to be taxed; and delaying costof-living adjustments from June to December. “Those changes generated $2.7 trillion in surplus, which is supposed to be in the Social Security Trust Fund,” Smith says. “But there’s been abundant evidence over the past two

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


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(Pictured Above): Come on down to Artful Living today, and release your inner artist. Artful Living is located at 112 Cape Fear Boulevard, in Carolina Beach. For store hours or for more information, call (910) 458-7822, email them at or visit their website, at

By: Mitchell Houska Staff Writer The Artful Living Group is an innovative and multi-faceted art center. It’s like an art bazaar. Wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling, there is barely an empty spot in the store that’s not covered with art. Artful Living opened its doors on February 14th, 2011 and has become the premier showcase for local art and artists. They offer affordable, fun and functional artworks from hundreds of artists from local area and around the region. From home décor to See ARTFUL, page 6C


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Island Tackle and 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 islandtacklehardware .com. “Like” them on Facebook to get the latest information regarding new products, tournament information and pictures of recent catches. 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 See Island Tackle, page 5C

Unique Botique Look no further than the Unique Boutique in Carolina Beach for a massive selection of the most exceptional clothing and accessories you will ever find. The Unique Boutique offers their customers designer fashions at wholesale prices thanks to owner and operator Susan Ywaskevic’s tireless efforts, searching the premier fashion capitals in the United States for amazing deals that she can pass on to her customers. Susan looks forward to spending more time in the shop as life has given her more opportunity to do so. All packed into a quaint little cottage just north of the Carolina Beach Lake, the Unique Boutique is bursting at the seams with everything you need to look great for any occasion. Just in you will find the top styles in summer fashions, everything from two piece to full coverage suits and cover ups to match, women of all sizes will be comfortable pool side or oceanfront! There is no denying the Zumba® fitness craze is sweeping the Island. Local instructor Gina Graziani has certainly sparked interest and has created a huge following. Her moves are unsurpassed and her energy is something to be envied. The

(Pictured Above): The Unique Boutique is located in Carolina Beach at 205 South Lake Park Boulevard in Carolina Beach. clothing that goes along with they high energy dance moves are just as fun to wear as it is too look at. Owner of the Unique Boutique Susan Ywaskevic wants people to know there is a local option for purchasing cool, brightly colored Zumba® fashions. The Unique Boutique is located in Carolina Beach at 205 South Lake Park Boulevard

in Carolina Beach. They are open on Mondays through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., and on Sundays from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. You can find out more about the Unique Boutique on their Facebook page where you will find updated photos of what they have in stock as well as updates about everything hapSee UNIQUE, page 5C

Shop the Federal Point History Center’s Gift Shop

(Pictured Above): he Federal Point Historic Preservation Society is located 1121-A N Lake Park Blvd. in Carolina Beach on the south edge of the Town of Carolina Beach Municipal complex. The Federal Point History Center is the only place you can find official “Ocean Plaza” tshirts, they are available in all sizes and several colors for only $14 each. In addition you can

INTRACOASTAL REALTY ANNOUNCES TOP AGENTS IN CAROLINA BEACH OFFICE Intracoastal Realty recently announced their top performers for the month of April 2014 in the Carolina Beach office. Closed Volume: Joyce Barnwell won Closed Volume Agent of the Month with $1.4M in closed sales. Other members of the Closed Volume

Producers’ Club include April McDavid, Wanda Berry, and Wendy Fincher-Hughes. Listing Volume: April McDavid won Listing Volume Agent of the Month with $2.3M in new listings. Other members of the Listing Volume Producers’ Club include Wanda

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 Alicia Devereaux, April McDavid, Wanda Berry, and Andrew Kelly.

INTRACOASTAL REALTY ANNOUNCES TOP AGENTS AND PRODUCERS CLUB Wilmington, NC -Intracoastal Realty recently announced their top performers for the month of April. Vance Young won Closed Volume Team of the Month with $7.8M in sales and Lee Crouch won Closed Volume Agent of the Month with $2.4M in sales. Vance Young won Listing Team of the Month with $14.3M in new listings and Lee Crouch won Listing Agent of the Month with $4.6M in new listings. Buzzy Northen won Under Contract Volume Team of the Month with $7.5M in contracts and Mark Bodford won Under Contract Volume Agent of the Month with

$3.4M in contracts. Wilmington – Lumina Station Office: Top selling team was Carla Lewis. Top under contract team was Buzzy Northen. Top listing team was

Keith Beatty. Top selling and under contract agent was Marcello Caliva. Top listing agent was Ashley Garner. Wrightsville Beach Office: See Intracoastal, page 5C

find a huge selection of historic post cards, books, CD’s and maps. There are plenty of goodies for kids like pirate paper trails, color in postcards and sea life stuffed animals. Pick up a

hand painted ornament by Brenda Coffey, the three designs features Federal Point Lighthouses and are a steal at only $13 each or all three for See HISTORY, page 5C

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(Pictured Above): For more information about StarrFit or to schedule your first session today, call Alexis at (910) 540-6004, send her an email at, or check out the website at .” “Live healthy, live happy, live StarrFit!” Need to get in-shape but don’t want to join a gym? Alexis, of StarrFit, can show you how to reach your fitness goals, without ever leaving the luxury of your own home. Alexis Starr McLean, started StarrFit about two months ago, to help people fulfill their dreams of achieving their ideal personal fitness. “As someone who has dealt with the struggles of being

overweight and unhealthy, I know how hard it can be to get on track. That is why I became a CPT to help others learn how to be healthy, happy and fit!” At the age of 18, Alexis was over 200 lbs. With the help and support of her father, and a good work-out regiment, she lost over 70 lbs., without ever setting foot in a gym. Alexis later became a Certified See StarrFit, page 4C


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Anxiety Control Dentistry Making the Uncomfortable Comfortable Dental phobia is a very common state and can have basis either in a real or imagined experience. It is typically classified into three different degrees, anxiety, fear, and phobia. Below is a brief definition of each to gain better understanding of the psychological profile of each classification: Anxiety: This is a state that arises primarily out of the fear of the unknown. Most people experience dental anxiety to some degree; at some point See BOZART, page 5C

CEO BLOG: Thanks to our NHRMC staff for Another Successful Year For one week every year, our industry celebrates National Hospital Week, an opportunity to celebrate valued hospital employees and tell them how much we appreciate them for the work they do on behalf of our patients every day. I would like to dedicate today’s Insights entry to the 5,600 whose calling has led them to New Hanover Regional Medical Center. Very few outside of health care understand how challenging the past 12 months have been. The rising cost of health care, combined with caring for sicker patients, reductions in government funding and the market's unwillingness to meet those rising costs, have created the most daunting times any of us can remember. In short, we are being asked to do more for less money – and at a higher quality. Because of the work our staff did in response to these challenges, NHRMC had perhaps the greatest year in our hospital's history. Our quality metrics were excellent and often among our industry's

leaders - another way of saying patients received the right care, the most efficient care and the safest care. This enabled them to live longer, with better life quality, and with less reason to return for more care. It also enabled them to return to their families and as productive members of the work force. This is the very core of what we do. In a year in which we were judged, and even paid, based on how well we care for patients, our staff, in partnership with our physicians, excelled. At the same time, patient satisfaction remained strong, and, because of the staff’s professionalism in serving a large volume of patients, we enjoyed one of the strongest financial years in memory. While most of our peer hospitals have reduced jobs and payment programs, we are poised to meet future challenges without those options. I was plenty aware of our staff’s quality and compassion before late January, but the See NHRMC, page 5C

DEATH BY CALCIUM: Eight Myths That Could Cost You Your Life Did you know calcium does not combat osteoporosis? What’s worse, it actively promotes fatal conditions like heart disease and cancer. Here, Thomas E. Levy, MD, addresses eight myths about calcium that may be costing you your good health—and even your life. From childhood on, we’ve all heard it: “Drink your milk.” “Milk does a body good.” “You never outgrow your need for milk.” And most of us have accepted these “truths” at face value. We know that calcium is necessary in a host of bodily functions and that it builds strong bones and teeth. So after each milk mustache, cup of yogurt, or calcium supplement, we mentally pat ourselves on the back for helping stave off osteoporosis and general physical deterioration. If some is good, more must be better. Right? Wrong! Thomas E. Levy, MD, JD, says that not only is our country’s commitment to calcium not bringing about the desired benefits; it’s actively sabotaging our health. “Yes, calcium is essential for bodily function, but as many

non-mainstream healthcare practitioners have long known, there’s a real and grave danger in pumping excessive amounts of it into our bodies,” says Dr. Levy, author of Death by Calcium: Proof of the Toxic Effects of Dairy and Calcium Supplements (MedFox Publishing, 2013, ISBN: 978-0-615-889603,$29.95, “Believe it or not, most of the adult population has no need for significant calcium intake, and that need rapidly decreases with age.” Here’s the really scary part: An excess of calcium reliably promotes heart disease, high blood pressure, strokes, cancer, and other degenerative diseases. So not only are those supplements not helping, they may actually be killing you. Note to Editor: See attached tipsheet for nine toxic effects of an excess of calcium. “Understandably, most people are shocked to hear this,” Dr. Levy concedes. “Due to decades of convincing campaigns and marketing ploys, millions have embraced the milk-is-good-forSee CALCIUM, page 5C

STARRFIT from page 3C Personal Trainer through NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine), to help people like her achieve their own health goals. Alexis can train you personally, in a one-on-one situation, or in small groups. So, if you have some friends or family that would like to join you in your quest for perfect health, invite them over and you can get fit together. Some people like to work out on the beach, near the lake or maybe even at a local park. If this is something you would like to do, Alexis would be happy to accommodate your needs. She can also train you at her own home studio in Carolina Beach. Alexis can show you how to get in-shape in just 30 minutes a day, a few times a week.” I know how intimidating it can be to go to a gym; I wanted to get healthy but didn’t have the confidence or courage to go to a gym. I wanted a way to get healthy and in shape that worked for me and was comfortable. So I learned how to work-out and get in shape without having to leave my home.” If you can’t meet with Alexis in person, she offers online training as well. She will provide you with a monthly work-out plan, complete with videos and detailed instructions on how to conduct your own session and how to perform each exercise. She offers a vari-

ety of payment plans to help fit any client’s budget. Discounted rates are offered to locals only. Alexis’ goal is to help others learn how to be healthy, happy and fit in the comfort of their own homes.” I feel that my personal story and issue with weight/health makes a big difference in my business. I understand the struggles of being overweight and I can relate to people. I have a true passion for this and want to help people really learn to enjoy fitness, not just workout.” Alexis can fill appointments Monday through Friday, at a time that fits your schedule.

For more information about StarrFit or to schedule your first session today, call Alexis at (910) 540-6004, send her an email at, or check out the website at .” “Live healthy, live happy, live StarrFit!”

UNIQUE from page 2C pening at the Unique Boutique including new shipments and sales like their famous semiannual bag sale that is just around the corner! You can reach the

Unique Boutique with any questions or inquiries you may have by calling (910) 458-4360. Find your single most inimitable ensemble at the Unique Boutique in Carolina Beach.

Intracoastal from page 2C Top selling, under contract, and listing team Vance Young. Top selling agent and listing agent was Lee Crouch. Top under contract agent was Mark Bodford. Carolina Beach Office: Top selling agent and under contract agent was Joyce Barnwell. Top listing agent was April McDavid. Oak Island Office: Top selling and under contract agent was Renee Yost. Top listing agent was Cathy Riddle. Ocean Isle Beach Office: Top selling and under contract agent was Bob

Williams. Top listing agent was Linda Register. New Homes & General Brokerage: Top listing and under contract team was Jimmy Hopkins. Top selling and under contract agent was Nicole Valentine. Top listing agent was Clay Draughon. Joining the MultiMillion Dollar Club with at least $3M in closed volume through April 2014 is: Bobby Brandon, Lee Crouch, Renee Yost, Jane Dodd, Marcello Caliva, Sandra McNeil, Susan Lacy, Alexander Koonce, and Cathy Riddle.

Island Tackle from page 2C 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 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 islandtacklehardware .com. “Like” them on Facebook to get the latest information regarding new products, tournament information and pictures of recent catches.

HISTORY from page 2C $35! If you can’t find what you are looking for there, grab an annual membership to the Federal Point Historic Preservation Society! Annual membership includes twelve issues of our monthly Newsletter and 10 monthly programs at the History Center, as well as June and December socials. It's a great place to meet and get to know others interested in our rich local history! Rates are very reasonable, forms can be downloaded at The Federal Point Historic Preservation Society was formed on March 28, 1994, for the purpose of bringing together persons interested in the history of Federal Point Township and who wished to make a con-

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

NHRMC from page 4C work our employees did before, during and after the winter storms - and the attitude with which it was performed - reinforced for the community what I already knew. By the time the third night fell without 2,000 of us having left the hospital, we

were tired and missed our homes and families. But for our staff to take the attitude, as so many of them did, that they were exactly where they were supposed to be, says all that is needed about their dedication to our patients. At some point, our work in the health care

Gazette, May 21st, 2014 5C field is no longer a job, or even moment of our finest year a profession. For the best in our together at NHRMC. field, it is a calling. I am thankful every day for The winter storms were just the care our staff provides for one of the many examples in our patients. And though the the past year of how our staff challenge is even greater this views the work they do as coming year, I know we'll all exactly that - a calling. Those be equally proud 12 months days may have been the finest from now.

BOZART from page 4C even the most stalwart of patients will have a new procedure that may produce trepidation related to the dentist. Fear: A reaction to a known experience, provoking the "flight or fight" response to cope with the threatening stimulus. This is very common if you have had a bad experience with a dentist. Phobia: The strongest of the three negative reactions, this is fear magnified to the tenth power; where you are so frightened that you decide there is no way you can cope with going to the dentist. Physical reactions may be as extreme as becoming physically sick at even the thought of the dentist. If you have a dental phobia, you are likely to avoid the dentist at all costs until the problem becomes so bad you are in extreme pain or the situation becomes life threatening. These are not rigid guide-

lines; in fact, anxiety can feet just a frightening as a phobia! Also, some people develop dental phobias who have never even been to the dentist before due to vicarious learning (whether from talking to people who have had a bad experience or seeing something traumatic on television). So what are some strategies and approaches that you can employ to calm your nerves at the dentist office? Talk to your dentist before the procedure. Ask for an explanation of what is going to happen. Establish rapport with your dentist, let them know that you are anxious, tell them if you are afraid that the procedure will be painful. An understanding dentist will assure you that they can put you in a state where you won't feel pain. There is a teaching technique that can be very helpful, it is a variation of "Tell, Show, Do", adding "Ask" to the formula:

• Tell: The dentist tells the patient what they would like to do. • Show: They demonstrate what is involved; and show the equipment. • Ask: They ask the patient if they have any questions, and if they may begin • Do: They perform the procedure. If your selected dentist practices anxiety control dentistry, he/she may be familiar with "Tell, Show, Ask, Do". If not, don't hesitate to follow the steps with the dentist. If he/she isn't amenable, consider looking for a different dentist! Develop a communication method with your dentist that enables them to know when you want them to stop (a finger squeeze, a sound, etc.). Your dentist should stop immediately, and ask you if it is ok to continue before proceeding. Structured breaks can also be effective to help alleviate

dental anxiety; taking the procedure step by step works well if you experience feelings of being overwhelmed by a lengthy treatment. Look for a pleasing environment: visual stimuli, muted lighting, and even aromatherapy (the sense of smell is very powerful, removing the clinical odor associated with a dentist office and replacing it with something subtle and pleasant can be a very effective strategy!). A trip to the dentist office in the 21st century has no need to be painful or unpleasant! Advances in dentistry as well as pain management tactics have made even complicated procedures very tolerable; and increased awareness calms anxiety, making good oral health possible for everyone. (910) 392-9101 familydentistry

CALCIUM from page 4C you myth and other related fictions.” In Death by Calcium, Dr. Levy presents compelling scientific evidence that systematically debunks much of what Western society believes about calcium. The book explains why calcium is dangerous in excess quantities, why limiting it promotes health, and provides strategies to help readers begin to get their calcium levels in balance. Here, Dr. Levy addresses eight dangerous myths about calcium and osteoporosis you probably accept as fact: Myth 1: Calcium is good for you. There’s a reason why no one questions the popular wisdom that calcium is good for you: It seems completely plausible. After all, aren’t bones largely composed of calcium? Isn’t osteoporosis a calcium deficiency of the bone? It makes sense that drinking milk or downing calcium tablets will fix the problem! “What people don’t realize is that while osteoporosis involves a lack of calcium in the bones, it does not mean that there is a calcium deficiency in the rest of the body or in the patient’s diet (more on that later!),” explains Dr. Levy. “And moving on from osteoporosis, excess calcium promotes a host of other health problems including heart attacks, strokes, cancer, and virtually all chronic diseases. In fact, it increases all-cause mortality by 250 percent. “The bottom line is, there is no concrete evidence to support that calcium delivers any real health benefits—quite the opposite!” he adds. Myth 2: You need to eat dairy products to get enough calcium. If the government’s recommended daily allowance (RDA) of calcium—between 1,000 to 1,300 mg per day for most adults— were correct, loading your diet with dairy products would be an easy way to reach that goal. However, says Dr. Levy, not only is the government’s RDA far too high, the idea that you need dairy to get “enough” calcium is false. “Cultures that drink little to no milk have a much lower incidence of osteoporosis than Americans,” he shares. “Actually, the average person’s need for calcium is more than

adequately met with a diet that includes meat, eggs, and vegetables. If you want to consume dairy, that’s your choice—but don’t do so believing that avoiding these products will result in an inadequate intake of calcium.” Myth 3: If you have osteoporosis, you have a calcium deficiency. This statement isn’t entirely incorrect: If you have osteoporosis, you do have a calcium deficiency—in your bones. Because of this fact, many physicians and their patients believe that the entire body must be depleted of calcium as well. But that’s a dangerous assumption. Throughout the rest of your body, it’s actually likely that you have an excess of calcium. “The problem with osteoporosis is that the body is unable to synthesize a new structural bone matrix and integrate calcium into it—an issue that more calcium doesn’t even begin to fix!” explains Dr. Levy. “In fact, much of the calcium leached from the bones simply moves to other parts of the body, where it does you harm. It’s both ironic and sad that because of this fundamental misunderstanding, so many motivated, health-conscious people are sabotaging their health in an effort to improve it.” Myth 4: Calcium supplements will help prevent broken bones. Yes, there are studies that indicate that calcium supplementation is effective in decreasing the incidence of fractures in osteoporosis patients. But if you look more closely, says Dr. Levy, you’ll uncover more questions than answers. Notably, most positive studies also included 800 or more units of vitamin D as a “cosupplement.” Vitamin D, by itself, will decrease the chances of osteoporotic fracture. And that’s not all. “In some trials the number of subjects was very small, in others the duration was short, and in still others patient and observer bias wasn’t tempered by double-blind placebo control,” he comments. “Plus, some studies relied on the accuracy of the subject’s self-observation and memory, which is questionable. Could you accurately remember how much calcium you’ve taken over the past

ten years (or even one year)? On the other hand, in Death by Calcium, I cite numerous studies that collectively provide more than enough data to conclude: Calcium supplementation does not prevent bone fractures. “Remember, it’s easy for various individuals and organizations to pick and choose the study results they’d like the public to believe, knowing that most people will take that information at face value,” he adds. Myth 5: Increased bone density means stronger bones. Let’s say that you have a rotting wooden fence bordering your yard. If you paint it with a new coat of bright white paint, it will look better, but the “fix” is only cosmetic—the fence’s underlying structure is still continuing to deteriorate. That’s essentially what happens when you use calcium supplements to treat bone density. Your bone density test score may well improve a bit with calcium supplementation, but this is not associated with stronger bones or a decreased risk of fracture. “When you treat a disease like osteoporosis with increased calcium, the density can legitimately increase, but the quality of the bone itself doesn’t improve unless other important factors are addressed,” explains Dr. Levy. “The structural matrix of the bone still isn’t normal and has no greater resistance to fracture than the diseased bone before the new calcium deposition.” Myth 6: When you have osteoporosis, the biggest danger is breaking a bone. There’s no disputing that when a person with osteoporosis fractures a bone, it’s serious business. These fractures often cause incapacitation and other complications that may lead to death. But would you say that sustaining a fracture is more serious than suffering (or even dying) from a heart attack, stroke, or cancer? These are often the unrecognized consequences of osteoporosis. “A groundbreaking study made it very clear that a fracture is not the major concern for a majority of osteoporosis patients,” says Dr. Levy. “It found that in nearly 10,000 postmenopausal women, there was a 60 percent increase in the

risk of death for individuals in the lowest quintile of bone density compared to those in the highest quintile. And most of those deaths did not relate to a fracture. “The likely reason is straightforward: The more advanced the osteoporosis, the more calcium has been released from the bones over time,” he explains. “This release literally showers all of the other tissues and organs in the body with a chronic excess of calcium—which, as I’ve already pointed out, is extremely detrimental to your health. There are many other studies that also support the conclusion that one of the biggest dangers of osteoporosis is the fact that it promotes and worsens so many other chronic diseases.” Myth 7: Vitamin D just serves to increase calcium absorption. Vitamin D plays an essential role in regulating and modulating calcium absorption and metabolism via its interactions with the bones, gut, and kidneys. But despite data that has been accumulating since the 1980s regarding the many other roles vitamin D plays, many doctors still approach it as being “only” another way to supplement calcium. “Vitamin D plays a role in the metabolism of virtually all cells in the body and is known to have a direct effect on around 200 genes, so it’s very important,” Dr. Levy shares. “However, I strongly caution you not to seek out vitamin D in foods with high calcium content, since vitamin D facilitates and even ‘overdoses’ calcium absorption—which, as we’ve already covered, is not desirable.” Myth 8: You get all the vitamin D you need from the sun. This statement would be true if you spent a minimum of 30 to 60 minutes a day in the sun with enough skin area exposed, in a part of the world fairly close to the equator. But let’s be honest: For most of us, that’s just not going to happen. “The modern way of living is very effective in shielding people from the sun so completely that even a large percentage of individuals who live in tropical climates are chronically deficient in vitamin D,” says Dr. Levy. “Therefore, for nearly everyone on the planet, vitamin D supplementation is a must in order to get its (bone) blood levels in the range that supports optimal bone health and general health. Again, just avoid getting your vitamin D in foods that also contain calcium!” “A lot of fiction about calcium is currently accepted as fact,” concludes Dr. Levy. “But the bottom line is, raising calcium concentrations in your body is never going to be beneficial, and often is actively toxic. You need to realize this, change your diet accordingly, and start taking steps now to reverse the damage—before it’s too late.”

6C Gazette, May 21st, 2014 Wagon today. The Veggie VEGGIE from page 8C The Hermit Trail, with smoked Wagon is locally owned and turkey and cheddar. The Salad operated by husband and wife Menu is as follows: Garden team, Max and April Sussman, Fresh Kale & Organic Apricot who strive to bring you the Salad, served with a toasted freshest and finest of regional sesame orange dressing; produce and products. The Garden Fresh Salad, served Veggie Wagon is located at 608 with their all natural ranch South Lake Park Boulevard in dressing; and the Fresh Greek Carolina Beach. For more Salad, served with their home- information, call (910) 805made Greek dressing. So, for a 3014, follow them on Facebook healthier version of just about or go to their website, at everything, visit the Veggie ARTFUL from page 1C wearable art to garden art and fine gifts, Artful Living has something for everyone. The retail space is located on the ground floor and on the second floor are studios for local artists and clients to work out of. Artful Living is owned and operated by, Chris Higgins, who is a silversmith and jewelry designer and creates one-ofa-kind jewelry using precious metals and stones; Mo Linquist, who offers “personal place” design consulting for interior decorating, feng shui and green living; and Janet Knott, who brings her marketing skills to the team and works in several mediums, such as acrylics, fabrics and calligraphy. Susie Linquist is their resident photographer and specializes in wedding, boudoir and baby photography. The Artful Living Group boasts a collection of works from more than 250 artists in their retail shop. Every month, Artful Living presents an exhibit of the works of a different featured artist. The artist is introduced at an opening reception on the first Thursday of every month. Artworks are sold on consignment for local artists and works are available in just about every medium you can think of. If you can’t make it down to the store, they have an online version of the shop, where you can browse local works and place orders for purchases. Inventory changes daily and there is always something new and exciting to check out. Artful Living Group allows an inside glimpse into the cre-

ative process of resident artists working in their studios. Come down to their shop and watch them work in their personal studios. They also offer creative workshops that are open to all and taught by local artists. If you’re looking for something specific or like a piece but would like it changed somewhat, the artists can customize a piece to fit your wants and needs. On Wednesdays, Artful Living hosts BYOB art classes. You can bring your favorite wine, beer or drinks to the studio and join in the fun, while creating your own masterpiece. They will provide you with projects and all the supplies you’ll need. To sign up for the classes, you can call them directly or check the schedule on their website. The workshops are designed to expand your own creative potential. “From hands-on instructions in painting, mosaic and stained glass, to classes exploring the possibilities in your life through intention board creation, feng shui integration and cultivating core connections to aim high and live life boldly,” Artful Living can help you find your artistic calling and open your eyes to the innate artistry of your life. Come on down to Artful Living today, and release your inner artist. Artful Living is located at 112 Cape Fear Boulevard, in Carolina Beach. For store hours or for more information, call (910) 4587822, email them at or visit their website, at

PIZZA HUT from page 7C cialty Garlic Parmesan line for just $10. There are also great deals for catering; no order is to large or to small. The Carolina Beach Pizza Hut offers medium and large pizzas in your choice of crust: Thin ‘N Crispy®, Pan, Hand-Tossed, or Stuffed. The specialty recipes are Pepperoni Lover’s, Veggie Lover’s, Meat Lover’s, Supreme, Chicken Supreme, and Super Supreme, or create your own from a large variety of fresh meats and vegetables. In January, Pizza Hut introduced a new recipe for the Hand-Tossed style of crust, which is anything but ordinary, anything but uniform. No two Hand-Tossed pizzas at Pizza Hut will ever be the same again. It is made with a lighter and airier crust with bubbles and brushed with buttery garlic flavor. With this new dough, Pizza Hut is taking Hand-Tossed Pizza to a whole new level! On

March 30th, Pizza Hut introduced 3 new recipes for Garlic Parmesan Pizzas. The new recipes feature the new HandTossed dough with a creamy garlic, parmesan, and romano sauce, toasted parmesan cheese on the crust edge and premium topping combinations finished with a parmesan/parsley blend on top. You can create your own or try one of the premium combinations that include: Chicken Bacon Tomato; Five Cheese Please; or Roasted Veggie. For a limited time, get any of the new Garlic Parmesan line for just $10. The Chicken Bacon Tomato is a savory combination of tender chicken, smoked bacon, and diced roma tomatoes. Five Cheese Please isn’t your average cheese pizza. With a combination of five cheeses, this recipe is an explosion of unique cheese flavor. The Roasted Veggie is a premium vegetable experience never

before seen at Pizza Hut, made with roasted green peppers, mushrooms, and onions with diced tomatoes. Pizza Hut in Carolina Beach also sells WingStreetTM products. Buffalo wings come either traditional or boneless, and you can choose from 8 different sauce varieties. All wings are 60 cents a piece on Wednesdays. Apple pies are a popular WingStreetTM desert, and waffle fries have recently become available. Make Tuesday your families Pasta Night? Their famous rotini pastas come in two recipes; Meaty Marinara, or Creamy Chicken Alfredo. Pasta can be purchase as a single pan, or the family size, which is two pans, and both come with breadsticks. Pasta is on special every Tuesday at $6 for a single pan and $10 for the family size. Personal Pan Pizzas are a lunchtime favorite. In addition to breadsticks, Pizza Hut has

DIGGITY DOGS from page 7C Center on Carolina Beach Road. The restaurant offer several sizes of Hebrew National All Beef Kosher hot dogs and a 9-ounce Angus beef hot dog, along with vegetarian and turkey dogs upon request. There are also the regular condiments to slather on the dogs, but, they also have several toppings, such as, homemade chili, several kinds of salsa, dill pickle slices, barbecue habanera sauce, minced or shredded cole slaw, baked

beans, jalapeno peppers or cubes, and many more toppings. Find them on Facebook at Diggity Dogs Carry Out Restaurant, there you can like them, print out a coupon for a free hotdog, get updates to specials they are offering. Diggity Dogs Carry-Out Restaurant is at 5202 Carolina Beach Road, Suite 4, Wilmington. They are open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, but they will not

close the door on anyone they will stay open to serve. They will expand hours during the summer. For information, call 910-399-8377. So, if you are hungry, they can help!

cheese sticks, as well as cinnamon sticks and Hershey’s® chocolate dunker for desert. Pizza Hut does cater, so ask for special deals for groups of 10 or more. Contact them at (910) 458-4050, or order online at www.pizzahut .com, or from your favorite mobile device. You can follow Pizza Hut on facebook and twitter, and information about specials, menu items, and nutrition can be found on the website and in store. Pizza Hut is located at Snow’s Cut Shopping center (1401 N Lake Parke Blvd, suite 32), near Food Lion.

Gazette, May 21st, 2014

Diggity Dogs “Hungry? We can Help!”

(Pictured Above): Diggity Dogs Carry-Out Restaurant is at 5202 Carolina Beach Road, Suite 4, Wilmington. They are open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday; and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays, but they will not close the door on anyone they will stay open to serve. They will expand hours during the summer. For information, call 910-399-8377.

Diggity Dogs Carry-Out Restaurant is ready to serve you a variety of hot dogs with many choices of toppings. Diggity Dogs is located in the Austin Commons Shopping See Diggity Dogs, page 6C


Pizza Hut “Make It Great”

(Pictured Above): Pizza Hut does cater, so ask for special deals for groups of 10 or more. Contact them at (910) 458-4050, or order online at www.pizzahut .com, or from your favorite mobile device. You can follow Pizza Hut on facebook and twitter, and information about specials, menu items, and nutrition can be found on the website and in store. Pizza Hut is located at Snow’s Cut Shopping center (1401 N Lake Parke Blvd, suite 32), near Food Lion.

Pizza Hut in Carolina Beach is under new management, and offers an incredible menu including WingStreetTM buffalo wings, pasta, breadsticks, calzones, deserts, Pepsi® products,

and of course, delicious Pizza. Orders are typically ready for carryout in 15 minutes or can be delivered straight to your door in about 30 minutes. All menu items are made to order by the

friendly staff, just how you like. In addition to the great deals and coupons Pizza Hut already offers, for a limited time you can get a large pizza in the speSee Pizza Hut, page 6C


Gazette, May 21st, 2014

New Grab-and-Go Salads and Sandwiches at the Veggie Wagon Island

(Pictured Above): The Veggie Wagon is located at 608 South Lake Park Boulevard in Carolina Beach. For more information, call (910) 805-3014, follow them on Facebook or go to their website, at By: Mitchell Houska Staff Writer The Veggie Wagon is pleased to announce that they now offer grab-and-go salads and sandwiches. If you’ve never been to the Veggie Wagon Island Market, they offer all the best in local organic and non-organic produce and

products. It’s like a farmers market on steroids, all-natural, farm-raised steroids, that is. Sandwiches offered are as followed: The Seymour, a ham and havarti sandwich; The Northender, an Italian grinder style sandwich; The Pleasure Island Jerk, which features jerk turkey, habanero ham and 3 pepper colby jack cheese; and See VEGGIE, page 6C

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