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Vol. 37 No. 31 | Wednesday July 30th, 2014 | 50 ¢

Manager Updates Council On Army Plans For Snow's Cut Land

Carolina Beach To Use Parking Lots As Collateral In Hotel Land Sale

Residents addressed the Carolina Beach Town Council at their July 8th, meeting in opposition to an Army Corp of Engineers Plan to develop Snow's Cut bike path for a new survey office complete with a barbed wire fence.

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 U.S. Army Corp of Engineers is planning to obtain a change of status for land they own along Snow's Cut - the Intracoastal Waterway - in

Carolina Beach. The land runs from Snow's Cut Bridge east between Snow's Cut and homes located on Spencer Farlow Drive down to the North Carolina Wildlife Boat Ramp on Annie Drive. The change in status would bring commercial activity to a largely undeveloped

area of the waterway right behind residential homes. Carolina Beach Town Manager Michael Cramer met with the Army Corp last week and updated the Council on more specific details of their plans.

See Snow's Cut, page 8-A

Town Starts Letter Campaign For Support Of Boardwalk Extension



CAROLINA BEACH - The Carolina Beach Town Council approved contract terms for the sale of properties purchased in 2009 for over $4 million dollars at their May 13th, meeting. William B. Troutman has deposited $105,000 earnest money as a down payment on

his offer to purchase the hotels and properties for $2.1 million dollars. No other party submitted an upset bid before June 18th, at 5:00PM. The Town knew the deal would leave them paying a little over $2 million as a remaining balanced owed to BB&T. After discussions with the Local Government Commission, the Town will use properties they currently own as

collateral for the remaining balance. The Town Council adopted a resolution on May 15th, 2014 agreeing to the sale of properties located on Carolina Beach Avenue North. The Council previously agreed to entertain an offer by Smooth Rock Hospitality, LLC for $2.1 million dollars. If Smooth Rock declined

See Hotels, page 2-A

Carolina Beach Inlet Association To Hold Meeting August 5th

The Town of Carolina Beach is seeking permission to build an 875' extension for an oceanfront boardwalk. (Pictured:) The existing boardwalk in the distance and existing private beach crossovers the extension will intersect.



CAROLINA BEACH - The Town of Carolina Beach will have to wait until October to find out if the NC Coastal Resources Commission (CRC) will approve their request for a variance from coastal regulations to build an 875' extension for their existing downtown wooden boardwalk which is a little over 750' in length. The CRC was origingally set to hear the Town's request

at their July 30th, meeting. Due to technical issues, the item was postponed until the CRC's October 22nd and 23rd, meeting in Wilmington, NC. The location has not yet been announced. The Town Council received public input at their July 8th, meeting regarding the planned extension. A project to replace the wooden walkway along the oceanfront at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk is scheduled to begin construction in September of this year. The Town still has to obtain permission

from the Coastal Resources Commission to extend the wooden walkway 875' feet to the north. Many residents living in that area are opposed to the extension. In recent weeks the Town has started a campaign to solicit letters of support from area residents and business owners to be delivered to the Coastal Resources Commission. In late February 2014, the North Carolina Coastal Resources Commission (CRC)

See Boardwalk, page 8-A

CAROLINA BEACH - The Carolina Beach Inlet Association is holding a meeting on August 5th at 6:00pm at the American Legion in Carolina Beach.

The topic of the meeting is The Economic Impact Study of Carolina Beach Inlet. UNCW economics professor Chris Dumas will be giving a formal presentation of the

study. The purpose of the study is to show economic importance of Carolina Beach Inlet for New Hanover County and

See Inlet, page 8-A



Spotlight On Business: Elizabeth’s Tres Chic

Spotlight On Coastal Cuisine: Havana’s Restaurants

Elizabeth’s Tres Chic treats their customers to a unique shopping experience. See Page 1-C ...

Havana’s Restaurants in Carolina Beach and Wilmington invite you to join them this Summer for a meal that is sure to please! See Page 8-C ...

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Editorial: Town Says Many Opposing Boardwalk Project Inaccurate



Recently an employee of the Town of Carolina Beach sent out an email asking citizens to write letters supporting the Town's request for a variance to build an 875' extension to the existing 750+ foot long wooden oceanfront boardwalk in the downtown area. (See report on page 1-A). In that email it was stated, "Many of the individuals writing letters against the updated and expanded Boardwalk are inconsistent, factually inaccurate and in many cases, they are neither property owners nor stakeholders in the property they claim to be representing; The Town has made every effort to address each of their specific concerns, including the addition of more physical security measures, lowering the structure’s height and eliminating any possibility of ocean views being blocked by the Boardwalk’s extension."

When asked who those individuals are, we received no comment. It is understandable that people have opinions and take sides on issues such as this project. That's the beauty of a free society. However, when people are being asked by a Town official to write letters supporting the Town's variance request to the Coastal Resources Commission and clearly labels people, in general without mentioning names, as "inconsistent" and "factually inaccurate" because they do not support the project, that's a cause for concern. It's interesting that in the letter sent out last week it states, "They are neither property owners nor stakeholders in the property they claim to be representing." That's an odd statement when you consider the land in question is owned - in the eyes of the law - by the entire state of North Carolina. That means even a man living in a cabin in

the North Carolina mountains is part owner of the land where the extension might be built. To the best of our knowledge every person that has written a letter to the Island Gazette concerning this issue owns - or has an interest in - land adjacent to the project area. Those individuals own residences, not commercial businesses. Evidently the people opposing the project are making their voices heard by the Coastal Resources Commission and now that the October CRC meeting will be held in Wilmington, it should make for an interesting venue. We have a bunch of letters that have been sent to the Coastal Resources Commission in recent weeks that we'll post online with this editorial later this week. People who have written letters to the editor over the last month have all expressed a concern with the proposed project and had numerous questions such as who will be liable for damage resulting from a storm

washing the structure into adjacent properties? That's a valid question to which the Town responded they designed it to withstand 139 mph winds. That didn't answer the question. I've yet to see an answer. Although I'm pretty sure the Town would deny all claims made against it due to that type of scenario. They do that for every claim against them and basically wait for you to take them to court. Getting back to the topic at hand.... I got a response from the Coastal Resources Commission when I inquired last week as to the cause for delaying the variance request until the CRC's October meeting. Ironically, it was due to agreeing on stipulated facts between the Town and the legal counsel for the CRC. It's perplexing as to why the public can't view those memos, but that's a topic for another day.

Meeting On Breweries In Wilmington WILMINGTON On Wednesday, July 30, the Planning Commission for the City of Wilmington will hold a special meeting to discuss draft zoning regulations for the craft brewing industry. The meeting will be held at 4:30 p.m. in the first floor conference room at City Hall. The commission considered the draft regulations at their meeting earlier this month, but decided to have a special meeting to discuss further before taking action. Over the past year, the city has received inquiries from several craft brewers interested in locating

or expanding in Wilmington. Currently, breweries are not identified as a specific type of business in city code, resulting in confusion and delays in permitting. In response, the city has been working to clarify the code. The Wilmington Planning Commission will meet on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 4:30 p.m. in the Lord Spencer Compton Conference Room, 1st Floor, City Hall, 102 North 3rd Street, Wilmington, NC, to hold the following public hearings: SPECAIL MEETING: 1. Land Development Code

Amendment - Amend City Code Chapter 18, Land Development Code Sections 18-187. MX, Mixed Use District; 18194. CB, Community Business District; 18-195. RB, Regional Business District; 18-197. CS, Commercial Services District; 18-198. LI, Light Industrial District; 18-199. IND, Industrial District; 18-200. AI, Airport Industrial District; 18202. RFMU, Riverfront Mixed Use District; 18-204. UMX, Urban Mixed Use District. Amend Sections IND, Industrial District; 18-200. AI, Airport Industrial District to add "restaurant, standard" as a per-

mitted use. Add Section 18325. "Prescribed conditions for breweries, small regional and microbreweries." and add a definition for "brewery" with subsections for "small regional brewery" and "microbrewery" to Section 18812. Definitions. Phil Prete, Senior Planner (LDC-1-714). All interested persons are invited to attend. Please call the City of Wilmington Planning Office at (910) 254-0900 if you have questions regarding any of these agenda items. The City of Wilmington’s hearing impaired TDD number is (910) 341-7873.


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 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 payparking lot. That lot is not part of the current deal and will be retained to generate parking revenues. 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." 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." On Tuesday July 22, Town Manager Michael Cramer explained to Council, "After several conversations with BB&T and the Local Government Commission we have developed an efficient process allowing CBP3 to close on the sale of the hotel properties. We have confirmed that, if Council votes to do so, the Harbor Master lot and the Fisherman’s lot can be transferred to CBP3, Inc and BB&T will accept those two properties as collateral for the remaining balance on the CBP3 loan." The two lots Cramer mentioned in his memo to the Council are located adjacent to the Carolina Beach Marina on Canal Drive. Both lots serve as public pay-parking lots gener-

ating revenue for the Town. Cramer explained the process for transferring the property is as follows: 1. At a regular meeting, the Council must adopt a resolution or order authorizing the Town Manager to dispose of the real property. 2. The resolution must identify the property. 3. A notice must be published one time and the transfer cannot take place until after 10 days from the date of publication. 4. The deed must contain covenants and conditions of public use by the entity. He explained, "Once the property is transferred, the Town and CBP3 will enter into a management agreement stipulating that the Town will continue to receive all proceeds from the parking revenue on both lots. The Town will also continue to manage the property as public property and maintain the property for that use. If this process is followed, than the Town will not need to go through the LCG for a loan, CBP3 will be able to close on the sale of the hotel properties and the town will continue to budget for the remaining loan proceeds." Cramer said at this point the estimated remaining loan balance and future payments are estimated as: Future CBP3 Loan ‡ &%3 /RDQ %DODQFH $2,007,441 ‡,QWHUHVW5DWH ‡7HUP\HDUV ‡ $QQXDO /RDQ $PRXQW $184,404 Town Annual Budget Savings ‡ /RDQ 3D\PHQW %XGJHWHG Savings $72,260 ‡ )XWXUH 7D[HV DQG ,QVXUance From Hotel Property $ 57,336 ‡1HW6DYLQJV The Council will consider a resolution making the change at their August 12, regular meeting at 6:30PM at Town Hall.

From page 1-A the Town's terms, CBP3 could make the same offer with the same conditions to Troutman. 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 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 nonprofit 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.

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Inlet From page 1-A the surrounding municipalities. The Inlet needs long term

Snow's Cut From page 1-A The land would relocate the Snow's Cut Walking and Bike Path and bring the installation of a fenced topped with barbed wire running behind residential homes. Currently, the Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) maintains a repair yard and survey offices located on Eagle Island adjacent to the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge. Due to flooding, maintenance issues, and future design modifications associated with the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge, the Eagle Island ACOE location is expected to be abandoned in the next 5 – 20 years, depending on their budgets. The Corp of Engineers already utilizes a portion of the property along Snow's Cut to support dredging operations. That area is contained within a fence with barbed wire on top and a gate. There is a dock for dredge vessels. The entrance to that area is located on Annie Drive just before the North Carolina Wildlife Boat Access Ramp. The Snow’s Cut property was identified as the top candidate for relocating the Corp of Engineer's operations. The property is zoned R-1 which allows for single and two family development. The proposed use could best be described as light industrial. Local zoning regulations do not apply on Federal property/ projects; however the ACOE does have criteria for how their properties are developed. The Snow's Cut walking and bike trail was installed some years ago by the Town of

Boardwalk From page 1-A approved the majority of a variance requested by the Town of Carolina Beach to renovate their existing oceanfront wooden Boardwalk originally built in 1989. The CRC voted to approve the renovation of the existing boardwalk to include doubling the width of the boardwalk lane from 8 Ft. to 16 Ft., renovating the landscaped coves, adding windsails for shading, benches, seating areas, swings, improvements to the sound stage gazebo including a new roof over the sound stage, and improved beach access points. The project cost is estimated at approximately $1,603,000 part of which will be funded through a $250,000 Water Resources grant from the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources that requires a $250,000 match from the Town and a $603,000 CAMA grant from the State Division of Coastal Management. Last summer the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners approved a grant to the town of $500,000 towards the project. The project will replace the existing wooden boardwalk within an area governed by coastal development regulations. Part of the project extends the existing boardwalk along the beachfront 875' feet north to Pelican Lane and the Town was set to obtain a variance from the rules governing development in that area from the Coastal Resources Commission at their upcoming July 30th, meeting. That request has now been moved to a meeting in October. The Town must prove that strict application of the rules creates a hardship for the project. Phase one of the project was approved under a CAMA Minor Development permit in September 2013. That phase includes replacement of crossover beach accesses, viewing platform improvements, and exca-

funding in place for maintenance dredging. The study was funded by the Carolina Beach Chamber of Commerce, Carolina Beach Downtown Initiative, Town of Carolina Beach,

Town of Kure Beach and Carolina Beach Inlet Association.. They have invited all Local Representatives, County Commissioners and Manager, and all Town Councils. Everyone is

welcome to attend. The American Legion Post 129 is located a the corner of Bridge Barrier Road and Spencer Farlow Drive in Carolina Beach.

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. There are approximately a dozen residential properties that would see a new fence erected. Currently four properties are adjacent to the existing fence. That trail could be relocated to run along the fence line. During the Council's July 8th meeting residents spoke against the proposal. Mark Hermance lives on Spencer Farlow Drive and borders on the Army Corp property. He said he was concerned after reading a report in the newspaper. He said, "That's the gateway to our city. That's one thing you guys really need to look at. It's going to look like downtown Wilmington... when you're coming over the bridge." He said it would give a negative industrial appearance for people coming onto the Island not to mention the loss of many trees in the area. He said, "It's going to affect everybody. There are all kinds of fishermen and people who walk through there all the time." The first step in the planning process for this project is for the ACOE to conduct an Environmental Assessment on the impacts of changing the property designation to Operations and adding the fence. The Corp plans to start this process in August and complete the process within 8 weeks. During that time they will post on line and send letters

to adjacent property owners inviting them to register comments online during a 30-day public comment period. They have offered to conduct an educational session to explain their plans to the public if requested by the Town. Last week Town Manager Michael Cramer explained, "On July 23, 2014, I participated in another meeting with representatives of the Army Corp of Engineers (ACOE) to discuss the redevelopment of their property on Snow’s Cut. The ACOE reaffirmed to the Town of Carolina Beach that Wilmington District Operations Division will be reclassifying some land use area of the Master Plan for the AIWW at Snows Cut. The affected land areas will be classified for operational use. Operational use is akin to light industrial zoning area similar to a Marina type operation. The change is due to situations beyond USACE control such as flooding at current Engineer Yard on Eagle Island, possible relocation/repair of Cape Fear Memorial Bridge which may affect Repair Yard mission." Cramer explained, "New Information. ACOE conveyed that Operations will move a 3-10 man survey office to the Snow's Cut area from Eagle Island repair yard "now" within the next 6-18 months. This move will include the placement of a small office building and survey boats on trailers on the property. This will entail enhancements to the existing dock area and fence, as well as installing boat lifts adjacent to the dock. The location will be located within the existing maintenance compound area. This

area is designated for operational purposes under the current and future Master plan and needs no additional approvals." Cramer explained the ACOE conveyed that over the next 20 years the entire Engineer Yard "may" be relocated to Snow's Cut, either on the Carolina Beach side or the mainland portion of Snow's Cut but that no decision had been made on that issue. Cramer explained, "In regards to the relocation of the existing bike path to parallel the existing boundary line between US Government property and private property that is still yet to be determined along with the addition of a force protection fence. If the Town of Carolina Beach can help manage the property that we sublease from New Hanover County the ACOE may not need to change the status of the leased property or expand the force protection fence or move the trail." He explained that managing the property would include: ‡ (QIRUFHPHQW RQ FXWWLQJ trees and grass on the ACOE property. ‡127UHHVRUJUDVVVKRXOG be cut on the ACOE Property. The property is intended as a natural buffer and should not be denuded. Trees could be replanted in areas previously denuded. ‡$GGLWLRQRIVSOLWUDLOIHQFing and signage next to the water to delineate areas that the public should not enter. ‡6LJQLILFDQWHURVLRQLVWDNing place, due to people walking down the banks to fish. ‡0DLQWDLQH[LVWLQJVSOLWUDLO fence on property line. ‡ $UHDV RI WKH IHQFH GHOLQ-

eating the property line have been removed by adjacent property owners and must be replaced. Cramer explained, "In the August-October timeframe a public comment period will be initiated as part of the NEPA process which will allow citizens to make comments regarding changing the property designation to "Operational". USACE will hold a listening session with citizens as well at that time." The date, time and location for that "listening session" has yet to be determined. For more information or to express concerns citizens can contact: John E. Manning Realty Specialist Savannah Division-Real Estate

Wilmington District 910-251-4474 Email: john.e.manning@ The public can comment on line to the Public Affairs Office of the Wilmington, NC USACOE at http://www.saw. You can also contact your federal elected representatives at: Senator Kay Hagan: 202224-6342 or online at http:// Senator Richard Burr: 202224-3154 or online at http:// Congressional Representative Mike McIntyre (District 7): 202-225-2731 or online at gov/contact/

vation of non-dune landscaped coves westward of the existing Boardwalk and redistribution of the sand from those areas to enhance dune low spots eastward of the existing Boardwalk. A portion of phase 2 of the project proposed under a CAMA Minor Development permit was approved by the CRC on the Town's petition for a variance. Specifically, a variance was granted for the demolition of the existing Boardwalk and crossovers, widening of the existing Boardwalk, and installation of five new public beach accesses, the addition of a roof on a viewing platform, installation of showers at the Harper Avenue access, and installation of a splash pad/water park facility. The Town applied for a CAMA Minor Permit in May of this year to extend the Boardwalk 875' feet north from Harper Avenue to Pelican Lane. That permit was denied on June 2, 2014. The design proposed in that permit was identical to that approved for the new southern section of the Boardwalk by the CRC in February at 16' wide with three new 10' wide public accesses, three rebuilt existing private accesses, and five ninety-six square foot bump outs for benches and swings. A lattice trellis is proposed at the Pelican Lane access. The proposed area for the extension is located in the Town's Central Business District (CBD). There are a total of five property owners adjacent to the proposed extension. There are three hotels, a 76-unit condo complex and a two story singlefamily residence. The Town filed their variance request for the extension with the CRC last month and claims the extension, "Creates a unique opportunity for the general public without other means of access to view and access the ocean and dune ecosystem from a variety of locations. With in increased demand for access to the beach and ocean from elderly and handicapped individuals, the northern extension will allow elderly and handicapped

individuals convenient beach access as well as the ability to view the dune ecosystem. An undue hardship to the public would be created from strict application of the development rules, standards, or orders issued by the Commission. Specifically, handicapped individuals would be denied a convenient and safe means of accessing the beach and/or viewing the ocean and dune ecosystem. Furthermore, general public's access to the ocean and view the dune ecosystem would be impaired. A lack of safe access, as provided by the proposed Boardwalk could result in damage to the dune ecosystems by those creating their own means of access to the beach." The Town claims that in response to comments made by CRC commissioners in February, they have significantly redesigned aspects of the extension to "reduce potential impacts to adjacent residential property owners." Donald Averette owns an oceanfront home within that area and expressed opposition based on concerns of increased foot traffic and noise in front of his property. His daughter - Renee Lewis - spoke to the CRC in May of this year expressing opposition to the extension citing concerns of noise, lighting, trespassing, impact on their ocean view, loss of privacy, safety and crime concerns. Additionally, the potential impact of a large wooden structure impacting their property during a future hurricane. During the Council's July 8th meeting Lewis explained they are excited for the improvements to the existing downtown boardwalk. She explained, "Our strong opposition is only with the proposed extension. It seems the justifications for the extension do not exist. We've owned our property for over 80 years and we love coming to Carolina Beach. This is like our second home here. That is why it saddened us to find out about this project by reading it in the Island Gazette. No one from the town called my father

before this to get his opinion or feedback when this project was first proposed. He only received a call after it had already gotten started and then only received correspondence through the mail." Lewis said during a previous CRC meeting, when a CRC member asked the Town Attorney what the Town's position would be if the CRC approved the south side expansion but not approve the north side, "Her response was it would be a hardship to the 17 other property owners that are in the Central Business District that are in support of the boardwalk expansion in front of their properties. This is false. There are 70 plus units in the Cabana with, I think know about 49 of those property owners, against this northern extension,” said Lewis. She explained, "We understand that the Town desires to connect the existing Boardwalk area to the Marina and create a pedestrian flavor. When in reality the two are already connected through adequate sidewalks that are surrounded by many local businesses." Michael Murphy owns two units in the Cabana De Mar condo building. He explained last month his concerns are with increased vandalism, trespassing, loss of privacy and security. He stated, "This proposal will being loitering on the boardwalk benches, noise, increased foot traffic, litter and trash all in front of private development." Last week Brenda Butler Community Organization Officer for the Town of Carolina Beach - wrote in an email to various individuals asking them to write letters to the Coastal Resources Commission showing support for the Boardwalk extension project. Butler wrote, "There has been controversy about the Boardwalk extension. We are asking if each of you and your members, would write a letter to Robb Mairs: robb.mairs@ requesting the Coastal Resources Commission, and all other governmental agencies with jurisdiction over

the proposed Boardwalk structure, its renovation and proposed extension, acknowledge that the Boardwalk is a critical asset to Carolina Beach, Pleasure Island and New Hanover County and that the Boardwalk extension is in full compliance with all aspects of CRC and Coastal Area Management policies and guidelines for the construction of permanent fixtures on protected coastal areas." After listing various bullet points for people to mention in their letters, Butler wrote, "Many of the individuals writing letters against the updated and expanded Boardwalk are inconsistent, factually inaccurate and in many cases, they are neither property owners nor stakeholders in the property they claim to be representing; The Town has made every effort to address each of their specific concerns, including the addition of more physical security measures, lowering the structure’s height and eliminating any possibility of ocean views being blocked by the Boardwalk’s extension." When contacted for comment on July 25th, asking who the people are that sent letters opposing the project that do not own property and are not stakeholders in the property they claim to be representing, Butler responded, "No comment." Councilman Steve Shuttleworth has been working behind the scenes to solicit letters of support from people in the community. Shuttleworth wrote last month in a letter from CBP3, Inc. - a shell corporation he was appointed to by the Council that owns hotels in the area of the proposed extension - that, "The request for the Boardwalk extension bisects our ocean front property at the terminus of the proposed extension. We strongly encourage you to support and vote in favor of the variance requested. This project will be a huge benefit for the Town of Carolina Beach and New Hanover County." He wrote, " This will allow handicapped people and others

including the elderly to enjoy the views and walk along the beach area" and, "The town has worked very hard to address concerns from property owners along the route. They have reduced the number of swings and benches, removed lighting, and lowered the elevation, offered security fencing and private gates. We see this as a very positive project for our customers and the community. Please approve this permit - it is a unique opportunity for the Town and the State." Shuttleworth sent email requests to various business owners throughout Town asking them to write letters of support to the Coastal Resources Commission membership. Jerry Haire - Project Coordinator for the Town - explained Monday July 21, the delay was due to technicalities. Any comments received by the Town during the comment period established by the CRC must be forwarded to the CRC. He said there were some comments emailed to the Town and that resulted in some issues causing the delay. Haire said bids received from construction companies to build the project will opened later this week. The project was bid three ways. The first is a lump sum bid for the entire project. The extension and existing boardwalk renovations were also bid separately. Haire said that means even with the delay until the CRC's October meeting, the first phase of the project can begin in September on replacing the existing wooden Boardwalk. If the CRC grants the Town's request for a variance, the 875' extension to the north could begin this fall and be completed in time for the 2015 season. If you wish to send in comments to the Division of Coastal management regarding this issue, you can email Braxton. or by mail at Division of Coastal Management, Coastal Resources Commission, 400 Commerce Avenue, Morehead City, NC 28557


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Aerial view of the current Army Corp facility adjacent to the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge on the Brunswick County side of the Cape Fear River.

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Gibby’s Restaurant Recognized as Honorary Adopt-A-Nest Members

2014 Island of Lights Annual Christmas card and Ornament

Newly Renovated Mike Chappell Park is Officially Open

After a rained out Ribbon Cutting the Carolina Beach Parks and Recreation staff, Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee members, and residents joined the official Grand Last week the Pleasure Island Sea Turtle recognized Gibby and Shelby owners of Gibby’s Dock and Dine for their support to the organization by making them honorary Adopt-A-Nest members. Gibby’s has dedicated the last Wednesday of every month to

the cause donating a portion of the proceeds to the non-profit. Organizers ask that you come out and eat at Gibby's Dock & Dine Restaurant on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 and support the Pleasure Island Sea Turtle Project! Members See TURTLE, page 7B PLEASURE ISLAND - The 2014 Island of Lights annual Christmas card and Ornament are now available in stores. You may purchase them at the Checkered Church Gift Shop (800 Saint Joseph Street), Island Tackle (801 N. lake Park Blvd), touche (201 N Lake Park Blvd), Jeannie's Jewels (1009 N Lake Park Blvd), Nautilus Arts & Frames (1009 N. Lake Park Blvd) and Carolina Beach Furniture (1021 N Lake Park Blvd).

N.Y. Visitor Shares Sand Sculpting Talent with Kure Beach-Goers Last week Steve Gardner, his wife Vickie and kids Josiah, Tim, and Chrislyn took a 12 ½ hour trek to beautiful Kure Beach. While spending some time in the sand Steve spent some of his time creating amazing sand sculptures that captured the attention of residents and other visitors alike. While Steve shared the fact he feels his design are simple as he doesn’t like to spend more than 2-4 hours on a piece, spectators agreed they were quite impressive. From simple words See Sand Castle, page 18B

(Pictured Above): Steve and his kids Josiah, Tim, and Chrislyn pose by their creation entitled “Octopus taking down a shark”

Pleasure Island Parrot Heads Make Annual trip to the Betty H. Cameron On July 26, the Pleasure Island Parrot Heads made their annual trip to the Betty H. Cameron Woman’s and Children’s Hospital. Santa and his helpers loaded 12 big boxes filled with toys, crafts, games, DVDs, video games, and infant needs, onto carts and proceeded to the playroom. Much of the items were to restock the playroom for all the children to See X-Mas in July, page 11B

THIS WEEK ON THE ISLAND 7-28 - 8-3 Pleasure Island has another great week of FREE activities for your vacationing and leisure-time fulfillment. There is always something for everyone on our little slice of paradise.

Please plan to join us for Thursday nights’ FREE concert on July 31st from 6:30 until 9:30 featuring everyone’s favorite - THE MARK ROBERTS BAND. Already

called one of the hottest bands in the Southeast, The Mark Roberts Band really brings it! MRB will take you there with an explosive audio visual proSee This Week, page 14B

CB ARTS & ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE HOST, PERFORMING ARTS NIGHT, WITH TALENT AT THE BOARDWALK GAZEBO Saturday, August 2nd, 7:30 9:30 PM, 34 Steps will perform. 34 Steps has been performing together for ten years. They are a five-piece local band who play mainstream rock, electric and acoustic jams from major

artists – a broad spectrum from Heart, John Mellencamp, Beatles, Matchbox 20, Bad Company, Goo Goo Dolls, Grace Potter, Fleetwood Mac to the Eagles and beyond. They have played anything from

backyard parties to weddings and local fundraisers. They love to play whenever people get together to celebrate and have a good time. Rock on! August 9, 7:30 PM - 9:30 See CB ARTS, page 15B

This years theme is "Sand Castles" depicted on both card and ornament. The cards are $10.00 for a pack of 12 cards are $10.00 and the ornament is $15.00, cash or checks accepted. More information about this years card artist , Jonnie Chardonn, will be featured soon in The Island Gazette. Mary Jo Madden continues to paint each and every ornament. She has created close to 5000 ornaments since we began in 2001.


Opening on the newly renovated Mike Chappell Park. The Playground Build kicked off in December 2013 after the Carolina Beach Parks See Mike Chappell, page 17B

BABY-OF-THEWEEK - This week’s Baby of the Week is Jack Douglas Kramer who turned 7 months old July 27th. Jack is a true water baby. He loves the pool or being out on the boat and is the Grandson of Rosemary and


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State Fair tickets go on Sale Aug 1 Significant savings available on ride and admission tickets RALEIGH – State Fair concert tickets and discounted admission tickets and ride sheets will go on sale at 10 a.m., Thursday, Aug. 1, at Trace

Adkins, Vanilla Ice, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and the Newsboys are just a few of the artists performing in Dorton Arena this year, with concert See State Fair, page 14B

Earth Bag Committee are Distrubuting Bags to People PLEASURE ISLAND - The women on this committee have distributed the Earth Bags to people on and off Pleasure Island. Their goal is to ban plastic bags from damaging our

environment. The Earth Bags are very attractive, large with a square bottom and will hold your groceries and beach supplies. Island Women is a non See Earth Bag, page 7B

Pleasure Island Scholarship Pageant to be held August 23rd The Pleasure Island Scholarship Pageant is scheduled for August 23, 2014. Age divisions and required competition include Wee Miss (1-2 yrs) competing in tropical wear and

party dress. Tiny Miss (3-4 yrs) and Mini Miss (5-6 yrs) competing in interview, tropical wear and party dress. Little Miss (7-9 yrs) will compete in See Scholarship, page 7B

Announcing the 2nd Annual Carolina Beach Dragon Boat Regatta & Festival Sept. 19 & 20 Come celebrate sports, health, wellness and the arts with Carolina Beach! The Carolina Beach 2nd Annual Dragon Boat Regatta and Festival features fun for the

entire family. Friday evening the 19th the two day event kicks off with an opening ceremony and introduction of all competing teams. A free live See Dragon Boat, page 14B

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 15B

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.

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

Museum “Connects” Visitors with Communication 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.

Open Rec. at Joe Eakes Park Open Recreation sessions are ongoing at Joe Eakes Park, located on the corner of K and 7th Avenues. The hours are Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 2-5 pm, and Saturday from 9 am-1 pm. Bocce ball, basketball, tennis,

and disc golf equipment is available for use. Equipment sign out is located at the wooden shed near the tennis courts. Please direct questions to Bob at (910) 458-8216, (910) 2006025, or

Sponsors Needed Disc Golf Course We are looking for 3 new business, homeowners, or avid disc golfers to sponsor one of our disc golf holes. The initial

cost is $300, and then a $50 annual renewal fee. For more information contact Bob at (910) 458-8216.

Kure Beach Tennis Lessons Tennis lessons are happening on Tuesday afternoons at Joe Eakes Park. The 13 and under class meets from 4:00-5:00 pm and the adult class takes place from 5:00 to 6:00 pm. The cost

is $40 per four-week session, but can be pro-rated if the session has already started. The next round of classes begins on June 24. For information contact Bob at (910) 458-8216.

Children’s Story Hour with Brigid O’Connor and Carly Fowler On Friday, August 8th at 10 am, Kure Beach Ocean Front Park will host a very special children’s Story Hour with local author Brigid O’Connor and New York illustrator Carly Fowler. The first two books in the series of a little puffin will be read; “The Adventures of Patch the Puffin” and “Patch Puffin and the Hatchlings”. Following the stories, there will

be a turtle craft project and a photo op with a character from these stories. Members of Island Women will also be on hand to provide information about their upcoming “StoryWalk” program. This event is free; all you need is your beach blanket, camera, and a little imagination and creativity. We hope to see you there!

Kure Beach Offers Sunset Dinner Cruise September 23rd Kure Beach Parks & Recreation Advisory Board is offering a Sunset Dinner Cruise on Tuesday, September 23rd with Wilmington Water Tours. Unwind aboard The Wilmington as you enjoy a relaxing dinner with friends and neighbors, learn about local history, and take in a stunning sunset along the river. Middle of the Island Catering will provide a wonderful dinner spread. The cost of the trip is $39.50 per person and individu-

als are responsible for their own transportation to and from downtown Wilmington. Boarding begins at 6 pm and the boat returns to port at 8:30 pm. Reservations are being taken at Town Hall until Friday, August 29th or the trip is full. Payment in the form of cash or check is required at the time of booking. You do not have to be a Kure Beach resident to participate. Boat space is limited so reserve your space today!

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

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

Community Center: 118 N 3rd Ave

(Pictured Above): Photo: Mrs. T.B. Wood talking on a telephone while sitting next to Clarence Wood, 1950 Gift of J.E.L. Wade. WILMINGTON, N.C. – Cape Fear Museum Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce the unveiling of their new website, Take a glance at our

Associates members and donors. Learn how the Associates support Cape Fear Museum. Explore the many ways to get involved with the See Connects, page 7B

Cape Fear Museum Associates Unveils New Website WILMINGTON, N.C. – Cape Fear Museum Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce the unveiling of their new website, Take a glance at our

Associates members and donors. Learn how the Associates support Cape Fear Museum. Explore the many ways to get involved with the See WEBSITE, page 17B

• Tuesday/Thursday – Kure Beach Aikido: Children’s class is 6-7 pm, Adult’s class is 7-9 pm. To register call (919) 8183046 • Wednesday (7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30) – Watercolor Painting Class: All levels 12:30-2:30 pm. $30 per 4-week

session. Register and pay at class. Call Town Hall to obtain supply list, 458-8216. • Thursday (6/12, 6/26, 7/10, 7/24, 8/7, 8/21) – Line Dancing with Ron Griffin: 10-11 am. Cost is $1, no preregistration required.

Ocean Front Park: 105 Atlantic Ave • Sunday – Boogie in the Park: Seneca Guns (Variety of Rock & Dance), 5-8 pm. Bring your beach chair or blanket for a free concert in the park. • Monday – Turtle Talk, 7pm. Learn about local nesting sea turtles with the Pleasure Island Sea Turtle Project. • Tuesday – Kure Beach Market, 8 am-1 pm. Shop for

locally grown produce and hand-crafted goods. • Wednesday – Story Time by the Sea, 10-11:30 am. Join the Princess and her fairytale friends for stories and games. • Friday – Friday Variety: The Imitations (Beach, Soul, & Rock & Roll), 7-10 pm. Bring your beach chair or blanket for a free concert in the park.

P.I. Calendar of Events for 2014 • May 11 – Oct 4 - Carolina Beach Farmer’s Market every Saturday (910-431-8122) • 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 (910-458-8434) • June – August - Weekly Boardwalk Music Every Thursday (910-458-8434) • June 10 – Aug 26 - Kure Beach Open Air Market (910-4588216) • 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, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at 2 p.m. - Check out a dirty job you’re sure to love. Join staff on a behind-thescenes tour and learn about Aquarium animals, what they eat, how they live, and how to care for them. Then, assist

aquarists with food preparation and help feed the animals. Participants also observe aquarists during daily care and maintenance tasks. This limited opportunity is only open to 10 participants. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes and be prepared to smell fishy. See Aquarium, page 7B

SAM LEAKE – Life and Times of Robert E. Lee The Federal Point Historic Preservation Society will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, July 21, 7:30 pm at the Federal Point History Center, 1121-A North Lake Park Blvd., adjacent to Carolina Beach Town Hall. Our speaker this month will be Sam Leake of Wilmington. He will present a pictorial program on the life and times of Robert E. Lee. Sam became interested in General Lee as a member of the Kappa Alpha

Order fraternity at Oklahoma State University. He has served as a volunteer for the fraternity both at the local and national level and is currently on the National Board of Directors. Sam received his B.S. Business Management from Oklahoma State University, 1964 and an MBA, from Oklahoma City University, 1967. He worked in the corporate world for 20 years before relocating to Wilmington and See LEAKE, page 17B

League of Women Voters of the Lower Cape Fear News Hot Topic Luncheon on the Affordable Care Act WHO: League of Women Voters of the Lower Cape Fear WHAT: The League of Women Voters will host a Hot Topic Luncheon on Monday, July 28, 2014 with guest Lindsay Smith, with South East Area Health Education Center (SEAHEC), our local health education organization. Ms.

Smith will be speaking about the Affordable Care Act. Lunch begins at McAlister's Deli 740 S College Road at 11:15 with the meeting from 11:30 to 1:00. This luncheon is open to the public. WHERE: McAlister’s Deli 740 S College Rd, Wilmington, See WOMEN, page 15B

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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.


First Baptist Youth Group Prepares for Jamaica Mission Trip

(Pictured Above): Beach Community Worship has moved to the corner of Cape Fear Blvd and 4th St.


St. Paul’s United Methodist Church 300 Harper Avenue • Carolina Beach, NC

Nearly Half of Senior Home Accidents are Preventable, ER Doctor Survey Says Home Instead Senior Care of the Quad Cities Offers Free Home Safety Checks and Easy Fixes to Reduce Accidents; Ensure Safety of Seniors Nearly 20 million seniors ages 65 and older visit the emergency room each year with

almost a third of the visits related to injuries*, many of which are sustained in the place seniors are meant to feel the safest: their home. In fact, 65 percent of senior homes have at least one potential safety issue, according to adult children of See SENIOR, page 14B

First Baptist Church in Carolina Beach took some time out of their Sunday service to give a benediction to the Church’s youth group that will be doing a mission trip to

Jamaica. The group will be visiting the parish of Westmoreland where they will have the opportunity to observe and participate in a Jamaican See JAMAICA, page 15B

Summer Fun Continues With Family Fun Nights at St. Paul’s

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 See SUNDAY, page 15B

Lama Surya Das, Buddhist Meditation Teacher and Scholar Comes to WIlmington, Sept 12-13 Lama Surya Das, one of the foremost Western Buddhist meditation teachers and scholars, will lead a teaching and retreat, Friday, Sep 12, and Saturday, Sep 13, 2014, at

Unity of Wilmington, 717 Orchard Ave, Wilmington, NC. Focusing on “Natural Meditation and the Practice of Presencing,” Lama Surya will See Lama Surya, page 14B

Families and kids of all ages are invited to celebrate summer with St. Paul’s United Methodist Church’s second annual series of free Family Fun Nights. The church, located at 300 Harper Avenue, is hosting the events the last four Wednesday evenings in July— July 9, 16, 23, and 30. Each Family Fun Night will begin with a kid-friendly supper at 6:30, followed by indoor and See VACATION, page 14B

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

Kure Memorial Lutheran News Encouragement for the week: “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1. Sunday Schedule: 9:00 Sunday School 10:00 Worship 11:00 Fellowship Time Vacation Bible School:

Calling all kids from age 2 through 4th grade! We will be holding Vacation Bible School on Monday through Thursday, July 28-31, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. Our theme this year is "Gotta Move: Keepin' in Step with the Spirit" by the Go Fish Guys. There will be lots of fun music, games, crafts and Bible stories. For more Information or to register, please contact the church office at 458-5266. We would love to have you join the fun! Community Beach Worship: Join us for our Community Beach Worship each Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. through September at the “F” Avenue beach access in Kure Beach. It is an awesome place to gather as a community and to worship God! Martin Luther said “God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars.” We can probably add to that See KML, page 14B


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Dragon Boat Regatta

UNCW NEWS Seahawks name Jason Memont Swimming & Diving Coach WILMINGTON, North Carolina – Jason Memont, who swam collegiately at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and enjoyed successful coaching stints at William & Mary and South Carolina, has been named UNCW’s head swimming and diving coach. Memont, 36, has spent the last seven years with the Gamecocks, assisting Coach McGee Moody with all phases of the successful SEC program in Columbia. He takes over for veteran coach Dave Allen, who retired recently following a 37year career that produced 16 Colonial Athletic Association championships, including three on the women’s side and an impressive string of 13 consecutive men’s titles spanning back to 2002. “I’d like to thank Jimmy Bass and the UNCW athletic department for this

opportunity,” said Memont, a native of Groveland, Mass. “I’m looking forward to following in Dave Allen’s footsteps and building on the success he had. I’d like to continue our winning tradition in the CAA and have an impact on the national scene. “My time in the Colonial Athletic Association was very rewarding, so I’m excited about working with the great coaches in the conference and taking the next step in my coaching career.” Memont was heavily involved with the day-to-day operations of the USC program, creating pool and dry land workouts and taper schedules, and planning off-season practices for distance and middledistance swimmers. Memont has enjoyed tremendous success on the See COACH, page 14B

Tryouts for the upcoming 2014/2015 Barracudas travel ball program will take place August 8-10. Times and fields will be announced at least one week before tryouts. Tryouts are open

defender Ashani Fairclough. Forward Sammy Ochoa soon followed with a swift volley but was denied entrance on goal by Arizona goalkeeper Evan Newton on a diving save. Arizona forward Long Tan took a 55-yard breakaway in the second half forcing Hammerheads goalkeeper

Wilmington Sharks drop 4 Straight on the Week

Steven Miller but Miller’s shot was right at Kann as the Eagles maintained their one-goal lead at the break. The second half started evenly as both teams traded possession back and forth for the first 15 minutes. Wilmington came close to evening the score as a dangerous corner was played over the crossbar for an Eagles goal kick. Charlotte doubled its advantage shortly thereafter as Wilmington was called for a handball in the penalty area in the 69th minute. Herrera converted the penalty kick, marking

the sixth time the Colombian has scored this season. Wilmington mounted pressure in the final 20 minutes, but Kann and the Eagles defense stood strong and recorded the shutout. Charlotte will travel to Orlando to take on the league leaders in its next contest on Saturday, August 2nd. Make sure to follow all of the action on the Charlotte Eagles’ Twitter account (@CharlotteEagles). The Eagles return to Queens Sports Complex on Saturday, August 16th as the Rochester Rhinos come to town.

Quillan Roberts to drop into a one-on-one contest and emit a tremendous deflection that prevented Arizona from taking the lead. Arizona’s Matt Kassel created an attempt in the 80th minute as he looked to put his team on the board. The



back with numerous plays in Arizona territory, but nothing that could find the back of the net to lift them to victory. Wilmington forward Brian Ackley was close to increasing the score for the Hammerheads in the final minutes during a shuffle among Arizona defense in the penalty area.

Two Released from Hammerheads Roster Wilmington, NC – Wilmington Hammerheads FC announced today the release of two players, Mickael Oliveira and Michael Calderon, from their current 2014 USL PRO

roster. Calderon was released from his contract due to a season ending injury sustained at the beginning of the season. Oliveira was released due to team violations. The club will

honor their financial obligations to each player. The Hammerheads respectfully appreciate the contributed efforts put forth by each player this season and wish them well

in their future endeavors. Posted July 24, 2014 by Wilmington Hammerheads FC

post-season matches. Regular season ticket packages are now available for purchase starting as low as $99 for adults, $85 for senior citizens and military, $65 for youth (12 and under) and $285 for a family pack consisting of two adults and two youth packages until September 31, 2014. Beginning October 1, 2014 regular season ticket prices will increase to $120 for adults, $100 for senior citizens and military, $80 for youth and $350 for a family pack. Fans can watch the Hammerheads from midfield all

season long after enjoying a catered meal before kickoff in the VIP tent with the purchase of a VIP season ticket package. Also included is VIP parking, a Wilmington Hammerheads FC souvenir and free tickets to all home U.S. Open Cup and playoff matches. Fans can purchase a single membership (1) for $225, a dual membership (2) for $400, a family membership (4) for $700 and a corporate membership (6) for $1,300. For fans that may find it difficult to make it to every home match, there is the Hammerheads Flex Pack. This

• July 28th - Wilmington Sharks 7 Fayetteville Swampdogs 10 - Sharks Stumble at the Swamp - The Wilmington Sharks will end the regular season without a win in Fayetteville after falling to the SwampDogs Monday night by a score of 10-7, despite knocking 12 hits. The Wilmington loss was the sixth loss in six tries at the Swamp, and an untimely sixth consecutive, as the Sharks need a late push in order to qualify for the Petit Cup Playoffs in August. The offense for the Sharks picked up in the top of the first inning with singles from Nate Moorhouse and Steven Linkous. Moorhouse would score on an errant throw by the SwampDogs catcher prompted by the double steal. Sharks starter Beau Dees was dealing early in the contest. Dees retired the first nine batters he faced through the first three frames, evoking five flyouts, two groundouts and two strikeouts. Kevin Husum drew a walk to leadoff the fourth inning and was moved around by Hunter Smith’s single. Nate Moorhouse would knock one into center to score them both. The first hit Dees allowed was Jason Blum’s one hopper over the leaping glove of Steven Linkous in the fourth inning. Blum would come

around to score the equalizing run following another Fayetteville single. Leading 5-1 entering the fifth inning, Beau Dees ran into more trouble. Four runs came across by way of five hits, the first of which being a solo homerun by Brandon Metoyer. Kevin Husum came on in relief of Dees and would issue one walk and allow one hit, but no damage was otherwise inflicted. Fayetteville would take the lead for good in the seventh inning by way of two hits, one walk, and one hit batter to have an 8-5 advantage. Wilmington, still within striking distance, scratched runs in the eighth and ninth, but the two Fayettevile runs in the eighth put the game out of reach. On the night, Wilmington got multi-hit performances from Nate Moorhouse, Steven Linkous, Mike Montville, Sam Foy, and Jake Kusz. Of all the Sharks which tallied hits, Hunter Smith was the only batter with just one hit. Wilmington will host the Peninsula Pilots Tuesday, the Wilson Tobs Wednesday, and the Florence RedWolves on Thursday. • July 26th - Wilmington Sharks 0 Fayetteville Swamdogs 9 Fins Get See BASEBALL, page 17B

RUNNING NEWS New Hanover County Track & Running Club to run thru the Summer and is Available for All

Hammerheads 2015 Season Tickets Now on Sale Wilmington, NC – Wilmington Hammerheads FC announced today season ticket pricing for the club’s 2015 USL PRO regular season at Legion Stadium. Fans have the option to select from a variety of ticket packages. Season tickets currently available through box office only. Fans can lock in great low prices for the 2015 season by becoming a Hammerheads season ticket holder. Fans who purchase 2015 regular season tickets receive great benefits such as convenient payment plans and savings off all home U.S. Open Cup and

to age groups: 8U, 9U, 10U, 11U, and 12U. A player's age is determined by what age they will be on April 30, 2015. Follow Pleasure Island Youth Baseball on Facebook for updates!


Hammerheads & Arizona United finish in tie Both Wilmington Hammerheads FC and Arizona United SC extended their unbeaten streaks with a 0-0 draw at Legion Stadium on Friday night. The Hammerheads were quick on the pitch early in the game and looking to dominate beginning with a header on goal from

event. Each team will need 21 members – 20 paddlers and one drummer to keep the pace and must raise $1000 in donations to enter the event or have a corporate sponsor make the donation. Individuals who want to participate but cannot get a full team together can also enter by raising $50 per participant and registering for the event. Visit the Event Website @ www.carolinabeachdragonboaSee Dragon Boat, page 15B


Wilmington Hammerheads Weekly Re-Cap Eagles earn Victory Against Hammerheads 2-0 penalty area struck the crossbar as the game remained scoreless. Kann was forced into action again shortly after as an errant back-pass forced the Eagles goalkeeper into a sliding challenge to clear the ball out of danger. The Eagles opened the scoring in the 26th minute, however, as Newnam recorded his second goal of the USL PRO campaign. Newnam picked up a loose ball in the penalty area, turned and fired a left-footed shot past Wilmington goalkeeper Quillan Roberts. Wilmington created a chance late in the first half as Brian Ackley laid a ball off for

The Carolina Beach 2nd Annual Dragon Boat Regatta and Festival features fun for the entire family. Gather a group of co-workers, neighbors, friends or family and enter a team in the 2nd Annual Dragon Boat Regatta to be held on September 20th. You can join in on the fun by forming a Team of and like the “Race for the Cure Events” have each team member raise $50 to compete in this fun



CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A goal in either half saw the Charlotte Eagles take a 2-0 victory against the Wilmington Hammerheads on Saturday night at the Queens Sports Complex. Goals by Ben Newnam and Jorge Herrera allowed the Eagles to take backto-back victories for the first time this season and give a big boost to their postseason hopes. Both teams had chances in the first 15 minutes as Charlotte goalkeeper Alec Kann was forced into a diving save on a Wilmington cross. In the 12th minutes, Herrera’s free kick from the top of the Hammerhead

2nd Annual Carolina Beach Dragon Boat Regatta and Festival

package offers fans 15 undated general admission vouchers to regular season matches and the flexibility to use them when desired during the course of the season. A convenient payment plan allows fans to pay 50% of their ticket package on the day of purchase and the remainder of the balance by December 31, 2014. For questions regarding 2015 season ticket packages or pricing, please contact Kelly Wenger, Ticket Sales Manager at (910) 777-2111 x15 or Jessica Hotzelt, Ticket Sales Representative, at (910) 7772111 x16.

This Club is designed to keep kids and their parents inshape throughout the summer months and get them involved in the sport of running. The Club will start meeting every Monday and Wednesday’s at the Ashley High School Track from 6-7:30PM. The 1st Practice will be Monday, June 30th at 6:00PM; meet at the Ashley High School Track. Most practices will take an hour for grades K-8 and about 1-2 hours for grades 9-12. All participants must bring their own water; none will be provided other than the water in the fountains around the school. Parents must attend if there child is 12

or under. Parents may volunteer to help out or just walk around the track. Workouts are geared toward the age or skill level of the athlete. If you want to volunteer please contact Shawn McKee at (910)233-3234 or email I would like to encourage everyone to keep tabs on the Wilmington Road Runner’s and website for upcoming races. Find us on Facebook for all the latest updates on Practice’s and Races. (If times or dates change we will be updating the Facebook Page and making announcements at practice). See RUNNING, page 11B

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Belly Dancing Class Instructor Christina Fatum is teaching our new Belly Dancing Class! Come and experience the melodic and intoxicating world of belly dance. You will learn the art of Egyptian Cabaret, hailed as the ballet of belly dance. These fluid motions, exciting drum rhythms & authentic props will make you feel beautiful no matter what age, shape or dance experience you have.

We are offering Belly Dancing every Sunday from 3:00 – 4:00 pm. Cost is $8.00 for a daily drop-in participant or purchase a 5-class package for $35.00. All participants must be Recreation Center members or pay the daily guest fee plus the rate of class. Please contact the Recreation Center with any additional questions at (910) 458-2977.

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

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

Gentle Yoga Instructor Tamara Cairns is teaching our Gentle Yoga Class! Enjoy our toned down yoga class that will build strength and balance through yoga postures with an emphasis on proper alignment. Perfect for seniors, beginnings and those with restricted movement. Cost is

$7.00 per participant. Classes are every Friday from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm. 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.

Strength 45 Join Darlene Smithson for our new Strength 45 class! Fire up the muscles—all of them— in this 40 – 50 minute muscles only body-toning workout! This is a fun way to incorporate your strength training with light weights all set to music. It’s a great way to tone the body, fight osteoporosis, and strengthen

those muscles. Class is every Monday from 9:15 am – 10:00 am. Cost is only $4.00 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 458 - 2977.

Kickboxing Starting Saturday, August 2nd, join instructor Barry McCoy for our NEW Kickboxing class! This class incorporates a warm-up with kickboxing conditioning, boxing exercises, and ends with a cool down. Class includes fitness techniques along with selfdefense moves. A great course for males and females ages 13

and up and for any level of experience! Classes are every Saturday from 11:00 am – 11:45 am. Cost is only $5.00 per participant! All participants must be Recreation Center members or pay the daily guest fee plus the rate of the class. For additional information, please contact the Recreation Center at 458-2977.

Mini Monets Creative Children’s Art Camp Looking for a creative outlet for your child this summer? Join Jennie Wenk for our Mini Monets Art Camps! Fine Artists Camp: This is a 2-hour camp designed for artists ages 3 – 8. This week long camp is perfect for artists who are looking to explore new mediums and nurture their creativity through guided and self-directed projects. Artists will learn drawing, conte, collage, modeling, charcoal, pastels, painting and sculpting. We have two sessions available: Session 1 = June 16th – 20th from 1:00 – 3:00 pm or Session 2 = July 14th – 18th from 9:00 – 11:00 am. Comic Illustrator Camp: This is a week long 2-hour camp

that introduces the foundations for character design, layout and story boards. These projects are designed to take you to the next level as an illustrator, preparing you for a career in illustration, comic books or graphic novels and sequential art. Artists will learn some of the following: conceptual art, character design, story boards, maquettes, layout and inking. This session is July 28th – August 1st from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Cost for each participant is only $125.00 per week. Cost for additional siblings is $110.00. For more information, please contact Jennie Wenk: (910) 399-1708, or

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.

Barre Class Join Christina Dees for our exciting Barre Class! This uniquely fun workout fuses ballet, dance, yoga and pilates into an enjoyable and highenergy experience. It’s open to all levels and no prior experience is required. Class is every Tuesday from 10:30 – 11:30 am and every Thursday from 5:30

– 6:30 pm. Cost is $6.00 per participant or purchase a 5class package for $25.00. All participants must be Recreation Center members or pay the daily guest fee plus the rate of class. Please contact the Recreation Center with any additional questions at (910) 458-2977.


Cardio Dance Fusion with Strength Training by Jazzercise® Join Darlene Smithson for dance, fun and fitness with our Cardio Dance Fusion with Strength Training by Jazzercise® Class! This class incorporates a warm-up, cardio dance routines, full-body strength training workout and a cool down. We offer a lowimpact or high-impact option— all participants are welcome to attend! We offer two different

payment methods: pay only $6.00 per class or pay $40.00 for unlimited monthly classes. Classes are every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 8:15 am – 9:15 am. 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.

Yoga Flow Foundations Please join us for our Yoga Flow Foundations Class! Instructor Tamara Cairns will introduce students to basic yoga postures, relaxation and breath techniques in a calm, meditative environment. Suitable for beginning and practiced students. Classes are

every Friday from 9:30 am 10:45 am. Cost is $8.00 per class. All participants must be Recreation Center members or pay the daily guest fee plus the rate of the class. For more information, please contact the Recreation Center at 458-2977.

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


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CAPT MIKE HARRISON Lucy’s Choice Bay Charters

July 27, 2014 It was another big weekend for the folks of Got-em-on Live Bait Club as they held another annual Lady Angler Social and Tournament. Fishing Friday began Festivities evening with a kick-off party, tournament registration, gift auction, and Captains meeting. Local favorite DJ Mike Worley was spinning tunes and taking care of MC duties. A truly outstanding “low country boil” was prepared by one of our members, Jerry Leeman, and I’m quite sure none of the 125 or so members in attendance went away hungry. Great food Jerry! After the feast Club President, Capt. Butch Martin, welcomed everyone and went

over the rules for Saturday’s Ladies Only fishing contest. Captain Freddie Holland was in rare form as our Auctioneer, keeping everyone smiling, laughing, and forking over their money. Several interesting items had been donated and were sold to help the club meet expenses for this fun filled Friday and Saturday. Forty-eight females registered to compete for the heaviest fish in any of five species: Flounder, Speckled Trout, Red Drum, Spanish Mackerel, and King Mackerel. Fishing began at sunrise on Saturday and concluded with the weigh-in at Freddie’s Yacht Yard between two and three pm. Charlie Thomas again provided the weigh-master duties. Thanks Charlie! And the Winners are… Barbra Hartsock, Flounder, See FISHING, page 15B

Feeding or Harassing Alligators is Dangerous and Illegal The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is reminding people that if you see an alligator, in most instances it is not necessary to do anything other than leave it alone. Alligators have become fairly common in some eastern areas of the state and sightings can be frequent during the summer. Feeding or harassing alligators is illegal in North Carolina. Feeding an alligator will cause the animal to lose its fear of people, making it more likely to approach and possibly attack someone. “Alligators are usually quite shy and secretive,” said Jonathan Shaw, a Wildlife Commission biologist. “If you encounter an alligator, the best option is to leave it alone and give it plenty of space. See Alligator’s, page 7B

(Pictured Above): Feeding alligators is illegal in North Carolina.

Volunteers Needed for 5th Annual NABA Count

(Pictured Above): Volunteers for the 5th Annual NABA count at Sandy Mush Game Land can expect to see common species, such as these Eastern tiger swallowtails and red-spotted purple butterflies (Photo by Doug Johnston) The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, along with the North American Butterfly Association (NABA), is conducting the fifth annual NABA Butterfly Count on the

Sandy Mush Game Land on Aug. 4 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Volunteers are needed to help Commission personnel and local butterfly enthusiasts count butterflies on the 2,600-

acre game land, which is located in Buncombe and Madison counties. Participants will meet at the kiosk parking lot in front of Cedar Hill Baptist Church on 474 Cedar Hill Road in Alexander. While Sandy Mush Game Land is managed for hunting as part of the Commission’s Game Land Program, it also attracts a wide variety of non-game species, such as birds and butterflies. Commission staff manages the game land for quality early successional habitat and frequently conducts prescribed burns, which help restore the native vegetation not only for game animals, but also for butterflies and other nongame animals that are part of the ecosystem. Staff has also planted clover food plots, which are good food sources for butterflies. All this management work has made Sandy Mush a hot spot for butterfly diversity, according to Doug Johnston, See Butterfly, page 14B

TURTLE from page 1B of the sea turtle project will be there from our Beach Store with some great "sea turtle project" tee shirts, hats, coozies and more. Information about Sea Turtles & the Pleasure Island Sea Turtle Project will be available with volunteers available to answer to your questions as well. Great raffle prizes for purchase thanks to

several of our generous local business. The lucky raffle winner of the pair of VIP tickets to the Jazz & Dessert Cruise will be announced at the end of the evening. So if you've been waiting to get your tickets c'mon down to Gibbys & grab a bite to eat for a great cause & buy yourself some raffle tickets & get in the game! Also be sure to purchase

Evening Jazz & Dessert Cruise tickets! This adventure aboard the Royal Winner Princess II will be held September 13th from 6:30 until 8:30pm with Live Music by Saxophonist Benny Hill. Cost is only $35 with a cash bar, great raffles and door prizes! Get your today at the following locations: touché, Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Realty’s Rental Dept and

the Artful Living Group. Anyone interested in helping out the Pleasure Island Sea Turtle Project, or would like information on how to AdoptA-Nest, may visit their website at To keep up with daily activity once the season begins, “Like” them on Facebook at Pleasure Island Sea Turtle Project.

AQUARIUM from page 2B For ages 10 and older. Ages 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $25 for ages 13 and older, $23 for ages 10-12. Aquarium admission included. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. • BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR - , Wednesdays, July 30 at 11:15 a.m., Thursdays, July 24, 31 at 11:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m., Fridays, July 25 at 11:15 a.m., Saturdays, July 26 at 11:15 a.m., Sundays, August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 at 11:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m., Mondays, August 4, 11, 18, 25 at 11:15 a.m., Tuesdays, August 5, 12, 19, 26 at 11:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m., Wednesdays, August 6, 13, 20, 27 at 11:15 a.m., Thursdays, August 7, 14, 21, 28 at 11:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m., Fridays, August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 at 11:15 a.m., Saturdays, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at 11:15 a.m. Check out a dirty job you’re sure to love. Join staff on a behind-the-scenes tour and learn about Aquarium animals, what they eat, how they live, and how to care for them. Then assist aquarists with food preparation and help feed the animals. Participants also observe aquarists during daily care and maintenance tasks. This limited opportunity is only open to 10 participants. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes and be prepared to smell fishy. For ages 10 and older. Ages 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $25 for ages 13 and older, $23 for ages 1012. Aquarium admission included. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. • EXTENDED BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR Wednesdays, July 30 at 2 p.m., Mondays, August 4, 11, 18, 25 at 2 p.m., Wednesdays, August 6, 13, 20, 27 at 2 p.m., Fridays, August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 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 aquari-

um, you may have some idea of what it takes to operate a collection of salt and freshwater exhibits, with hundreds of animals. Accompany aquarium staff on a guided tour of animal quarantine, life support, food preparation, and access areas. This unique opportunity is limited to 10 participants. Children under 8 are not permitted. Children between 8 and 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Fee: $15.00 for adults and $13.00 for children 17 and under. Aquarium admission included. NC Aquarium Society Members pay $9.00 per participant. FOR CHILDREN • FINS AND FAMILY TOUR - Thursdays, July 31 at 2 p.m., Tuesdays, August 5, 12, 19, 26 at 2 p.m., Thursdays, August 7, 14, 21, 28 at 2 p.m. A short and sweet tour behind the scenes for the young and curious. This 30-minute exploration packs in gallons of hidden fun and learning specifically for families with children 3 to 7 years old. Staff shares fintastic animal facts and assists in creating a fishy craft to take home. Then follow the hidden passages to the top of the Aquarium’s largest habitat for views of sharks, rays, a green sea turtle and much more. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes. For ages 3 and older. Fee: $16 for ages 13 and older, $14 for ages 3-12. Aquarium admission included. P R E R E G I S T R AT I O N REQUIRED. OUTDOORS & EXPLORATION • CANOEING THE SALT MARSH - Saturdays, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at 9 a.m. - A three-hour exploration of the Zeke’s Island Estuarine Research Reserve by canoe. Activities may include crabbing, seining or birding. Participants should be able to swim and be capable of sustained physical exertion. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes. For ages 8 and older. Ages 8-12 must be accompanied by two adults. Fee: $25 per participant. Aquarium admission is not

included. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED. • SURF FISHING WORKSHOP - Tuesdays, August 5, 12, 19, 26 at 8 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). 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 5-6, 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. ECO EXPLORERS - July 28 – August 1 at 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Ages: 5-6, 10-12 - 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 will take an imaginary trip around the world to discover various ecosystems and the animals that live there. This camp will also highlight the diversity of local environments. Fee: $230. P R E R E G I S T R AT I O N REQUIRED

• COASTAL CRUSADERS - July 28 – August 1 at 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Ages: 1314 - 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. P R E R E G I S T R AT I O N REQUIRED. • ECO EXPLORERS August 4 – 8 at 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Ages: 5-6 and 10-12 - 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 will take an imaginary trip around the world to discover various ecosystems and the animals that live there. This camp will also highlight the diversity of local environments. Fee: $230. P R E R E G I S T R AT I O N 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 info:

Gazette, Jul y 30th, 2014 7B hibited in North Carolina. Only ALLIGATOR from page 6B Alligators typically do not stay authorized wildlife biologists in one area for extensive peri- and wildlife officers can ods of time. They move consid- remove problem alligators. erable distances and will evenTo report an alligator probtually leave on their own.” lem, wildlife harassment or Alligator hunting or other- other violations, call 1-800wise killing an alligator is pro- 662-7137. Scholarships from page 2B interview, talent and dress. Junior Miss (10-12 yrs), Teen Miss (13-15 yrs) and Miss (1622 yrs) will compete in interview, talent and evening gown. All ages may compete in Swimsuit. Each contestant receives trophies and gifts. Proceeds benefit the Pleasure

Island Chamber of Commerce/Special Events, the Federal Point Help Center and the NHC Senior Resource Special Needs account. For more information and application, please contact Diane Berry-Klutz at 910-458-5962 or 910-798-6405, email

EARTH BAG from page 2B profit organization and we are asking a donation of $5 for the Earth Bag. Checks can be made to Island Women. Many wonderful shop owners on Pleasure Island have Earth Bags. Contact for places to purchase Earth Bags: Bernadette 910-777-3446 a grateful member of IW or, Debi 919-6068834 Chairperson of Earth Bags. ISLAND WOMEN: We are a community action group focused on enhancing life on Pleasure Island. There are many committees and today I will introduce you to CONNECTS from page 2B Museum from volunteering and attending special events to giving and sponsorship opportunities. Now, you can renew or become a member online! Challenge your friends to join you. Shop online for Simmons Sea-Skiff boat plans. Cape Fear Museum Associates, Inc. (CFMA, Inc.) is chartered as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and exists to ensure the success of Cape Fear Museum through fundraising, programs, membership, and community awareness. The CFMA, Inc. Board of Directors has fiduciary and legal responsibilities toward management of the Associates and is accountable to donors, ensuring that money raised does support the promised pur-

poses. Members of the CFMA, Inc. Board of Directors are expected to actively contribute time, talent, and dollars toward accomplishing annual funding and program goals. Cape Fear Museum of History and Science, 814 Market St., is open Monday Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day. General admission is $8 for adults; $7 for seniors, students and military with valid ID; $5 for children 6-17; and free for children 5 and under and for museum members. New Hanover County residents’ free day is the first Sunday of each month. More information:


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Gazette, Jul y 30th, 2014 XMAS IN JULY from page 1B enjoy. Santa visited the children and and gave each one a toy. The children ranged in age from eight days old to 15 years in age. The club raised $1,300 starting Memorial Day and ending the second week of July, using donation jars placed in businesses around Pleasure Island and the Wilmington area. A few private donations were also accepted. Besides the boxes of toys, $500 in gift cards was also given to Michelle Erich for future needs of the playroom. Kathy Walsh, on behalf of Trolly Stop Hot

Dogs located on Fountain Drive in Wilmington, also presented Michelle with food coupons for the staff caring for the children. They too were not forgotten by Santa. One of Michelle’s “wish list items” is a pinball machine for the playroom. Carolina Beach Downtown Initiative (CBDI) with the help of Carolina Beach Mayor Dan Wilcox, is working hard to make that “wish” come true as a future donation for the playroom. A special thank you to Paul Boroznoff, Southern Digital Art, for his time and great photos of the event.

RUNNING from page 4B Please remember to keep good running shoes on your kids and make sure they are the proper shoes for their feet. (Varsity High School Kids meet from 68PM, K-8 and J.V. High School Kids meet from 6-7:30PM) Practice Dates & Races: • Wednesday, July 30th at 6:00PM Meet at the Ashley High School Track • Thursday, July 31st at Hoggard High School Meet at the Track at 6:00PM. This will be a Adult and Youth Track Meet Hosted by WOL. • Monday, August 4th at 6:00PM Meet at the Ashley High School Track • Wednesday, August 6th at 6:00PM Meet at the Ashley High School Track (THIS IS THE FINAL PRACTICE OF THE YEAR)

HIGH SCHOOL PRACTICE BEGINS • Thursday, August 7th at 6:00PM Meet at the Ashley High School Track • Monday, August 11th at 6:00PM Meet at the Ashley High School Track • Tuesday, August 12th at 6:00PM Meet at the Ashley High School Track • Wednesday, August 13th at 6:00PM Meet at the Ashley High School Track • Thursday, August 14th at 6:00PM Meet at the Ashley High School Track (High School Practice will be Mon-Thur at 6PM at Ashley Track until school starts when we move to 4:00PM after school. We will be meeting from time to time at Veterans Park in the Soccer Fields also)

Pleasure Island Parrot Heads would like to thank the following business for their help by having the donation jars in their business. On Pleasure Island; Frank’s Pizza, Big Apple Bakery, OCEAN Beach Store, Carolina Beach Convenience Store, Island Hots Hot Dogs, Squigley's Ice Cream Gift Shop, Kure Beach Diner, Domino's Pizza, Subway, Zaak Grill, FROYOZ frozen yogurt shop, Blue Reef Beach Store, Primrose Cottage, and American Legion Post 129. In Wilmington; Papa Murphy's,

Trolly Stop Hot Dogs Fountain Dr., Poodles Island Wear, Han Dee Hugos Monkey Junction, S&L Deli, Reel Cuisine’s Grill, Olde General Store, Top Toad, Papa Fins Sandwich & Ice-Cream Shop – Monkey Junction. The Pleasure Island Parrot Heads is a 501 (c) (3) charitable organization, and if you would like to help with Christmas in July or help with obtaining a pinball machine to donate to the hospital, please contact the Parrot Heads. Their web site is



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14B Gazette, Jul y 30th, 2014 and see what we are up to. KML from page 3B “in the sand and in the ocean, Bring a beach chair or a blanon the seagulls and pelicans ket. There is always a beach and on the seashells!” Join us wheelchair available. We hope for inspiration on God’s beau- to see you there. tiful seashore. We have a new sound sysSurfin’ on God’s Grace, tem and a lineup of guest musiPastor: Dan Keck 910-458cians to lead us in music. We 5266 email: pdannyusually finish up about 7:30. beachguy@ This is for the community, so Website: everyone is welcome to stop in Dragon Boat from page 2B concert by local favorites “Machine Gun” starts at 5:30PM – food and refreshments will be available for purchase in the main event area and staging and seating will be setup in the main stage area. (Parking lot behind the Sea Witch Café). Saturday, the 10th is Race Day starting at 9am! Teams will be competing for trophies with awards for: The Finals Race Winner, 1st place teams in each category, the slowest team, the most spirited team and the team with the best costumes. You can join in on the fun by forming a Team of friends, neighbors, relatives, co-workers or customers and raising the donation for entering a team. Each team will need 21 members – 20 paddlers and one drummer to keep the pace and must raise $1000 in donations to enter the event or have a corporate sponsor make the donation. Individuals who want to participate but cannot get a full team together can also enter by raising $50 and registering for the event. Saturday also includes a festival of vendors around the Marina who will be displaying

their artwork, jewelry, sports related products and food items for sale. The Festival starts at 9AM. Saturday after the finals in the afternoon (4-5PM) the winners will be announced and trophies will be awarded for the top times at the main stage. PROCEEDS FROM THIS EVENT BENEFIT: “STEP UP FOR SOLDIERS” This year’s event will benefit: “Step Up For Soldiers” and support “The Kramer House” project. Step Up for Soldiers is proud of this project they refer to as a “Soldier Build.” Upon receiving a plot of land in the Monkey Junction area of Wilmington, NC, the thought of building a transitional home for veterans, along with their families, who are attending local universities, emerged. By completing this house we, as a community, are assisting Veterans in their new journey of life. Insuring that our veterans are able to remain with their families, we are doing more than just building a house. We are building a stronger family, and thus a stronger community. Help us support our veterans by donating to this event.

VACATION from page 3B outdoor games and crafts until 8:00 pm. Outdoor Games Night will kick off this year’s series July 9, and a Scavenger Hunt

will be featured July 16. You’ll need your thinking cap for this adventure, a returning favorite from last year. July 23 will bring a campfire

sing-a-long—complete with s’mores-- and Water Night will end the series July 30. Be ready to get wet! Each Family Fun Night will also include

indoor games and crafts for all ages. Come make a jellyfish! You may call the church at 458 5310 for more information about Family Fun Nights.

COACH from page 4B recruiting trail, luring 12 NCAA All-Americans to the USC program and coaching Gamecock standouts Michael Flach, Marwan El Kamash and

Gerard Rodriguez to berths in international competition. In 2013-14, the USC men finished the dual meet season with a 6-2 record. For the second-consecutive season, the

team's 800 Freestyle Relay team of El Kamash, Flach, Rodriguez and Kevin Leithold earned All-America honors after finishing 12th overall at the NCAA Championships.

The Gamecock women finished 4-4 on the year, with Amanda Rutqvist reaching the NCAA Championships for the fourth time. “The committee conducted

BUTTERFLY from page 6B coordinator of the butterfly count. “Daily species counts in previous years have exceeded 50, with 66 species seen over the last four years,” Johnston said. “We’ve seen very common species, such as Eastern tiger swallowtails, Horace’s duskywings and Carolina satyrs, and we’ve also seen less

common species, such as Delaware skippers, which, although common in other parts of the state, are rarely seen in the mountains of North Carolina.” The rain date for the butterfly count is Aug. 8. The NABA was formed in 1992 to promote awareness of butterfly conservation and the

benefits of butterfly gardening, observation, photography and education. Like the National Audubon Society’s Great Backyard Bird Count, a fourday event where bird watchers count birds to create a real-time snapshot of bird populations, the NABA butterfly count provides data to monitor butterfly populations in the United States

and parts of Mexico. Volunteers select a count area within a 15mile diameter and conduct a one-day census of all butterflies seen within that circle. For more information on the count, contact Johnston at For more information on nongame wildlife in North Carolina, visit the Conserving page.

Lama Surya from page 3B guide participants with characteristic liveliness and humor, combining guided meditation and teachings. There will be ample opportunity for questions. This event is suitable for those new to spiritual exploration as well as seasoned practitioners. All are welcome. • Registration fee of $85 includes both Friday and Saturday programs. • Suggested donation for the

Friday-night teaching only is $15. • Fee for the all-day retreat Saturday is $80. • Students admitted FREE with student ID. Registration may be done online: Lama Surya Das is a soughtafter speaker and lecturer, teaching and conducting meditation retreats and workshops around the world. He has reached millions through the

publication of 13 books, including his bestseller “Awakening the Buddha Within” and his most recent work “Buddha Standard Time: Awakening to the Infinite Possibilities of Now.” He is a regular blog contributor at “The Huffington Post.” Affectionately called “the Western Lama” by H.H. Dalai Lama, Lama Surya is one of the main interpreters of Tibetan Buddhism in the West. He was among the first spiritu-

al explorers to encounter the great Tibetan masters in Asia. A Lineage Holder in the Dzogchen tradition of Tibetan Buddhism and a pioneer in bringing these sacred teachings to the West, Lama Surya has become a leading spokesperson for the emerging American Buddhism. For more info on Lama Surya Das, go to, or An informational flyer is also attached to this email.

SENIOR from page 3B seniors surveyed by Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care network. However, almost half of all home accidents by seniors (48 percent) can be avoided according to a recent survey of emergency room doctors.**

These preventable home hazards, such as throw rugs or loose railings, can be particularly harmful, leading to falls and injuries that can impact seniors’ ability to live independently. However, the majority of seniors (85 percent) haven’t taken any steps to prepare their homes for their changing needs as they grow older. “The home should be the safest and most comfortable place for aging seniors,” says Steve Habenicht of the Home Instead Senior Care office serving the Quad Cities, including Scott and Rock Island Counties. “It is critical for families and seniors to invest the time in identifying the necessary home safety modifications to ensure it stays that way.” Senior home safety experts recommend that adult children of seniors take at least one day each year to perform a

thorough safety check of their parents’ home. To help families accomplish this goal and help seniors reduce the risk of injury in their own homes, the Home Instead Senior Care office serving the Quad Cities, including Scott and Rock Island Counties is offering 20 free home safety checks conducted by local senior care experts. The safety checks will be provided at no cost on a first-come, firstserved basis. “An annual safety check can help seniors avoid dangers that could threaten their independence,” said Habenicht. “When we go into homes, we see a lot of red flags that are easily overlooked by those who are familiar with the home. Most of the time, these are relatively easy and affordable fixes’ and they could be the difference between a trip to the emergency room and staying

safe at home.’ The most common issues found in seniors’ homes are tripping hazards, bathrooms without assistive equipment, such as grab bars on the shower or tub, and storage that•s too high or too low. A free home safety checklist, online safety assessment and recommendations for inexpensive modifications that could ensure the safety of older loved ones are also available at These free safety checks and support resources are part of Home Instead Inc.’s broader Making Home Safer for Seniors program. To request a free home safety check or the home safety checklist, please call the local Home Instead Senior Care office at 563-359-0027 or by email at

State Fair from page 2B ticket prices ranging from $5 to $17. Advance admission tickets are $7 for adults and $3 for children. These prices reflect a savings of $2 per adult gate admission ticket and $1 per child’s gate admission. Adult admission tickets for groups of 40 or more are $5. The child group ticket for groups of 40 or more will sell for $2. Children 5 and under and adults 65 and over get in free. Members of the military and

family members with proper ID can purchase tickets at the gate for $5, but not in advance. An 18-ticket ride sheet is $10 in advance, saving fairgoers $8 off the regular price. Fairgoers can also take advantage of the Early Bird Special during the month of August. Ticket buyers can earn up to three free adult admission tickets based on the total purchase amount in a single order before convenience fees. Spending between $50 and $100 earns one free ticket.

Purchases of $100.01 to $200 will earn fairgoers two free tickets, and purchases of more than $200 earn three free tickets. Online admission, ride, grandstand and Dorton Arena concert tickets apply toward the Early Bird Special purchase total and orders must be completed before 11:59 p.m. on Aug. 31. The 2014 N.C. State Fair will be held Oct. 16-26 at the State Fairgrounds. Go to for more information.

THIS WEEK from page 1B duction that is second to none. This team of seasoned musicians will bring energy and fun to your party, club or event stage. No matter if they're playing their own music or playing a variety of covers, the group's performance is soulful, dynamic and down-right magical. "Our shows are designed to touch everyone," according to Mark Roberts, "our goal is to push all the buttons and leave no one behind." And don’t forget to stay for our fantastic DOUBLE Fireworks show at 9:00 pm (weather permitting). Come join your family and friends at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk for a night of FREE fun, music and fireworks. The following night, Kure Beach Oceanfront Park will be presenting an evening with THE IMITATIONS providing everybody’s favorite Beach, Soul and Rock & Roll. The show starts promptly at 7:00 and concludes at 10:00 pm.

Don’t forget your dancing shoes. In Carolina Beach, don’t forget about Family Night every Tuesday at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk from 6:30-8:30, followed by Cash BINGO at the Gazebo Stage from 7:00-9:00 on Wednesday evenings. Let us not forget, the very popular Carolina Beach Farmer’s Market held every Saturday from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Carolina Beach Lake. At Kure Beach’s new Oceanfront Park, they have a bevy of activity starting with Turtle Talks every Monday from 7:00-8:00 pm, followed by Tuesday’s Open Air Market from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm. On Wednesday, bring the young ones to Story Time By The Sea from 10:00-11:30 am. To close out the week, this Sunday, August 3rd, Boogie in the Park present the rock and dance variety of SENECA GUNS at the Ocean Front Park from 5:00-8:00 pm. And finally, the movie at the Carolina Beach

Lake will be the the 2014 blockbuster film of the year - THE LEGO MOVIE – The story of a Nobody who saved everybody! The showing will be at 8:45 pm at the Carolina Beach Lake at the corner of South Lake Park Boulevard and Atlanta Avenue. This original 3D computer animated story follows Emmet, an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average LEGO minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the most extraordinary person and the key to saving the world. He is drafted into a fellowship of strangers on an epic quest to stop an evil tyrant, a journey for which Emmet is hopelessly and hilariously underprepared. All movies are weather-dependent, so be sure to call ahead (910458-8434), if the weather seems threatening to make sure the show will go on. These films are free and open to the public. Popcorn, candy, soft drinks, cotton candy and other popular concessions are available at reasonable prices. This is a true summer time treat for adults and kids alike. Please contact the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce if you have questions and don't forget to check out our exciting Pleasure Island Calendar of Events. For more information please call the Chamber at 910458-8434 or email at

FISHING from page 6B 4.75#. Brecka Coleman, Red Drum, 5.95#. Kelly Cliver, Spanish Mackerel, 4.55#. Linda Barron, Speckled Trout, 1.90#. (No King mackerel were weighed in) Each of these ladies received a piece of 14K Gold jewelry from Perry’s Emporium, and other consideration, not to mention the price-

less “braggin’ rights” associated with their accomplishments! Congratulations to these anglers, and to all who participated. If you weren’t there, well,,, you shoulda been! Great Show Got-em-on ! Wishing you the best, Capt. Mike Harrison Lucy’s Choice Bay Charters

WOMEN from page 2B NC WHEN: Monday, July 28th, 11:15-1pm CONTACTS: Chris Abrons, Lower Cape Fear LWV Board

President, (910) 793-8738, Visit the League of Women Voters of the Lower Cape Fear website for more information.

TURTLE from page 16B For more information call (910) 458-8257, ext. 201. NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher is located a short drive from Wilmington south of Kure Beach, on US 421. The site is less than a mile from the Fort Fisher ferry terminal. Hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily

(closed Thanksgiving and Christmas). Admission: $10.95 adults ages 13-61; $9.95 62+ and military; $8.95 ages 3-12. Free admission for: children under 2; registered groups of N.C. school children, and NC Aquarium Society members. General information:

CB ARTS from page 1B PM Judah Moore, Judah is a native of Charlotte who is back to make some noise in Carolina beach. His music is an eclectic combination of folk, pop, and R&B. He has a very unique and original sound that is simply captivating to audiences. His music is universal with mes-

sages that promote self worth and love. His soulful tone compliments his engaging lyrics to bring audiences a personal yet enjoyable experience. He relays messages so beautifully thought his music that just hits straight to the core. Needless to say Judah is someone definitely worth a listen.

LIONFISH from page 16B reproduce rapidly, have few natural predators in Atlantic waters and are ravenous eaters, preying especially on young native fish populations. In recent years, marine environmental and conservation groups have worked to educate the public and introduce eradication methods. Organized dive round-ups and adding lionfish to seafood menus have become more popular. Visitors to the Aquarium can see lionfish in the Exotic Aquatics gallery. NC Aquarium

at Fort Fisher is located a short drive from Wilmington south of Kure Beach, on US 421. The site is less than a mile from the Fort Fisher ferry terminal. Hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily (closed Thanksgiving and Christmas). Admission: $10.95 adults ages 13-61; $8.95 62+ and military; $6.95 ages 3-12. Free admission for: children under 2; registered groups of N.C. school children, and NC Aquarium Society members. General information:

Dragon Boat from page 4B Or register a team or individually directly @ It is all about supporting the men and women who have severed and are currently serving our country around the world. PROCEEDS FROM THIS EVENT BENEFIT: “STEP UP FOR SOLDIERS” This year’s event will benefit: “Step Up For Soldiers” and support “The Kramer House” project. Step Up for Soldiers is proud of this project they refer to as a “Soldier Build.” Upon receiving a plot of land in the Monkey Junction area of Wilmington, NC, the thought

of building a transitional home for veterans, along with their families, who are attending local universities, emerged. By completing this house we, as a community, are assisting Veterans in their new journey of life. Insuring that our veterans are able to remain with their families, we are doing more than just building a house. We are building a stronger family, and thus a stronger community. Help us support our veterans by donating to this event. YOU CAN ALSO MAKE A DIRECT DONATION TO THE EVENT BY MAILING IT TO: The Island Men, 102 Sugarloaf Court, Carolina Beach, NC 28428.

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, Jul y 30th, 2014 15B easily packed. They are asking JAMAICA from page 3B church service sharing preach- any items be dropped off at ing, music and skits. Carolina Beach’s First Baptist The mission group is still Church or the office located to seeking things like soccer balls, the south of the building before frisbees, jump ropes, school the end of July. If you have any supplies, children’s books, questions, or would like to toothbrushes, bibles and any donate, please call other small goodies that can be (910)458+5134. shared with children and are SUNDAY from page 3B 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 provided. 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 on Sunday morning at 10 a.m. to get a smile and spirit through the message received. He is also working on a worshipdriven 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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Aquarium hosts Sea Turtle Research Trip for Tenns August 16th

(Pictured Above): A student observes a leatherback sea turtle as part of the Costa Rica Sea Turtle Ecology Program. Kure Beach, NC – Sea turtle patrols, rafting in the rain forest, habitat preservation—high school students interested in these activities are invited to learn more about the Costa Rica Sea Turtle Ecology Program. An informational session will be held at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 16. Aquarium staff will share details of the program and 9-day trip scheduled for June 22-30, 2015. During the trip participants assist with a leatherback sea turtle monitor-

ing project, collect data on nesting turtles, meet local students and more. The program also includes 30 hours of instruction in sea turtle biology, rain forest ecology and research methodology. Students experience international travel and culture, Spanish language skills, research and academic field work. Financial aid information will be shared during the August presentation. The trip is open to all high school students ages 14 to 18. See TURTLE, page 15B

(Pictured Above): A moon jelly glows with the aid of neon lighting at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Kure Beach, NC – The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher premiers a new neon night of fun specially geared to tweens. By the light of the moon (jellies), children

ages 10 to13 take on the Aquarium after dark at the Glow in the Shark sleepover, Saturday, August 23. This kids-only overnight features marine science dis-

covery in a safe and supervised environment. Qualified and trained staff lead all activities from a squid dissection to games. Before the kids tuck-in for the night they will learn

about bioluminescence and meet a number of Aquarium animals. Dinner, snacks and breakfast will be provided. The event runs from 6 p.m. See Sleepover, page 17B

Aquarium Collects Invasive Species Kure Beach, NC –Lionfish, with their distinctive stripes and venomous spines continue to proliferate the North Carolina coast. In recent weeks, North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher staff collected more than four dozen of the invasive species during routine dives locally. “The species negative impact on local waters is well known,” said Aquarium Curator Hap Fatzinger. “Lionfish were

everywhere at our dive locations. We responsibly removed quantities of animals and are now working to distribute them to other Aquariums to help educate the public.” Fatzinger explained Lionfish (Pterois volitan) are native to the Indo-Pacific region, but are now common in the Atlantic, Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico. The species sport venomous spines harmful to humans, See Lionfish, page 15B

(Pictured Above): Lionfish collected off the Wilmington coast at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher.

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 Weird, Wonderful Wildlife: Have you ever wondered how frogs survive the winter, or why some fish can glow in the dark? Sometimes animals are wonderfully weird! Campers learn the strange adaptations animals make to live in their environments. Exploration trips inside and outside of the aquarium turn an animal encounter from an "eww" to an "aww" moment. Dates: June 30-July 3, July 7-11 See SUMMER, page 17B

SUMMER from page 16B 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,

Mike Chappell from page 1B and Recreation Department was awarded a $15,000 Let’s Play Community Construction Grant. The grant is part of Let’s Play, a community partnership led by Dr. Pepper Snapple Group to get kids and families active nationwide. After receiving notification of the award, the Carolina Beach Parks and Recreation Department went to work designing the new playground with input from the community

and several playground vendors. The new playground features a rock climbing wall, tree toppers, dynamic pad link, in addition to traditional features such as monkey bars and 4 slides! Many local residents, including several children, participated in the weekend build days, which was the culmination of many months of dedicated planning and preparation by the community and project partners.

LEAKE from page 2B starting his business, Beachwalk Design, Inc. (Luxe Home Interiors) in 2006 with his wife Lynn and their daughter Elizabeth. Why Robert E. Lee? “The goal of Kappa Alpha is to build the character and prestige of gentlemanly conduct as inspired by Robert E. Lee who they consider their spiritual founder.” The first chapter was formed in 1865 when four young men at Washington College in Lexington Virginia, decided to pledge their friendship as a “mutual pledge of faith and loyalty.” At that time Lee was President of the college and they considered Lee a model worth emulating. June 11 through September 10, 2014 - In the fall of 2013, a partnership between the Cape Fear Camera Club (CFCC) and the Federal Point Historic Preservation Society was formed in order to help the Society’s digital collection of Federal Point grow. Throughout the CFCC 2013-

2014 season, members captured images of the area, such as landscapes, businesses, architecture, residents, flora and fauna. As an added component to the project, the Cape Fear Camera Club created an exhibit, simply titled, “Federal Point,” which is a more artistic, rather than exclusively documentary, representation of the region. The exhibit predominantly comprises contemporary works, like a whimsical longexposure of the Carolina Beach Boardwalk’s carnival rides, but also features a 1970 portrait of one of the most well-known residents of Federal Point – Robert Harrill (1893 – 1972), the Fort Fisher Hermit. Additionally, pieces on display range from traditional matted prints to canvas and metal, creating in the gallery a trek of diverse styles. The show will be on view at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher’s – Spadefish Gallery from June 11 through September 10, 2014. Read the

Island Gazette’s coverage of the Exhibit. • Monday August 18, 2014 – Membership Meeting. 7:309:00 pm. - Mike Giles, from the North Carolina Coastal Federation will talk to us about the natural history of our most precious resource. Mike is a North Carolina native, and before joining the federation in 2006, he served as the openspace land manager for Durham County for five years. Mike has extensive stewardship, enforcement and advocacy experience, gathered from positions with the National Park Service and the Army Corps of Engineers and as chief park ranger for Mecklenburg County. He studied wildlife management at N.C. State University, which included additional research and course work in coastal ecology. Mike monitors the Southeast Region from the Wrightsville Beach regional office. • Monday September 15, 2014 – Membership Meeting. 7:30-9:00 pm. - Norm Melton,

WEBSITE from page 2B Museum from volunteering and attending special events to giving and sponsorship opportunities. Now, you can renew or become a member online! Challenge your friends to join you. Shop online for Simmons Sea-Skiff boat plans. Cape Fear Museum Associates, Inc. (CFMA, Inc.) is chartered as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and exists to ensure the success of Cape Fear Museum through fundraising, programs, member-

ship, and community awareness. The CFMA, Inc. Board of Directors has fiduciary and legal responsibilities toward management of the Associates and is accountable to donors, ensuring that money raised does support the promised purposes. Members of the CFMA, Inc. Board of Directors are expected to actively contribute time, talent, and dollars toward accomplishing annual funding and program goals. Cape Fear Museum of

History and Science, 814 Market St., is open Monday Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day. General admission is $8 for adults; $7 for seniors, students and military with valid ID; $5 for children 6-17; and free for children 5 and under and for museum members. New Hanover County residents’ free day is the first Sunday of each month. More information:

10-12 Coastal Crusaders: How can North Carolina's aquatic environments be recreated and maintained in an Aquarium setting? Campers gain a better understanding of how to investigate and preserve the environment we all share by exploring natural habitats. Campers enjoy this week of canoeing on the Cape Fear River, surf fishing, visiting the sea turtle hospital, and snorkeling. Dates: June 23-27,

July 7-11, July 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.

Gazette, Jul y 30th, 2014 17B less than a mile from the Fort SLEEPOVER from page 16B Saturday to 9 a.m. Sunday. Fisher ferry terminal. Hours: Preregistration is required and 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily space is limited. Tickets are (closed Thanksgiving and $65; multiple sibling and Christmas). Admission: Aquarium Society member $10.95 adults ages 13-61; discounts are offered. $9.95 62+ and military; $8.95 For more information and ages 3-12. Free admission for: to reserve a space visit children under 2; registered groups of N.C. school chilNC Aquarium at Fort Fisher dren, and NC Aquarium is located a short drive from Society members. General Wilmington south of Kure i n f o r m a t i o n : Beach, on US 421. The site is

will talk about his personal experiences while “Growing Up on the Carolina Beach Boardwalk.” • Monday October 20, 2014 - Membership Meeting. 7:309:00 pm. - Local historian and author, Elaine Henson, will present an illustrated talk on the history of the “Cape Fear Beaches.” • Monday November 17, 2014 – Membership Meeting. 7:30-900 pm. - LeRae Umfleet, of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources will return to us with her program on “Women in World War One.” Watch a snippet of LeRae Umfleet (lead researcher for the North Carolina 1898 Race Riot Report) of her talking about how the 1898 massacre stopped the growth of the city of Wilmington. • Monday December 15, 2014 – Holiday Potluck 6:30900 pm.

BASEBALL from page 4B Swamped 9-0 The Fayetteville SwampDogs blanked the Sharks Saturday night at the Shark Tank for their fifth consecutive loss. Wilmington was held scoreless for just the third time all season – the last time being a month ago to the date against the Wilson Tobs. Fayetteville’s offense struck early in often Saturday night, picking up their first run in the top of the first inning following two errors by the Sharks defense. Three more SwampDogs runs would cross in the visiting half of the second inning, by way of three Fayetteville hits. On the evening, Haswell would strike out three batters, allowing four runs on three hits. Joe O’Donnell was brought out in relief of Haswell and Manore in the top of the sixth, making his second appearance out of the bullpen and tenth overall appearance. O’Donnell struggled in this role, allowing five earned runs in the frame off three hits, one walk, and two hit batsmen. Matthew Vogel, Will Shepley, and Kyler Stout pitched in the seventh, eight, and ninth respectively and shut down the SwampDogs. Vogel would face four batters and strike out three while Shepley would face four batters and strike out two. In the ninth, Kyler Stout was able to tally four strikeouts in the inning after a dropped strike three allowed Chase Edwards to reach safely. Stout would

then allow a walk before retiring the next three batters on strikes. Offensively, the Sharks got hits from Nate Moorhouse, Steven Linkous, Mike Montville, Cam McRae, and Tyler Best. Joe DeVito would be the only Shark to be walked, and he was walked two times. The Sharks and SwampDogs will conclude the series in Fayetteville on Monday night. Fayetteville will enter the contest with a 7-4 advantage in the series. The Sharks return home Tuesday to host three straight home games – Tuesday against Peninsula, Wednesday against Wilson, and Thursday against Florence.


Gazette, Jul y 30th, 2014 allowed us to use it. They have now moved permanently to Kure. A few years later, my cousin, Dan Cowles, purchased a cottage here, which he allows the extended family and friends to use. This has allowed us to keep coming back, which has helped our family to develop many beach related memories.” Steve was born in Guinea, West Africa, to missionaries

SAND CASTLE from page 1B like “Love” and “Smile” to Star Wars scenes of “Tatooine” the creations sparked conversation and interest from all over. Steve added, “Thank you to all who stopped by and enjoyed the pieces. You made my days . . . and vacation! I had so much fun talking to you and showing your kids how to have even more fun at the beach. Kure Beach is such a special place and that is largely due to the enjoyable people you meet. Way to go! I am going to miss the beautiful sunrises, rhythmic sounds of the surf, beach side conversations, smiles, and great food to be found on the island. I miss y'already. I wish it didn't have to be years before I come back, but I am afraid it

(Pictured Above): 8-year-old Jolie from West Virginia poses by the Mermaid Tale.

will be. Til then, sculpt a few for me.” Steve shared, “When Vickie and I married 26 years ago, we honeymooned in Kure Beach, where my Aunt Marion and Uncle John Holbrook had a summer home and generously

and went to boarding schools in Sierra Leone and the Ivory Coast. Because his Dad was a missionary builder, Steve grew up being familiar with building tools, “some of the those, masonry tools, make great sand carving tools.” For a complete list of Steve’s suggested sand tools and all the photos, follow the Island Gazette on Facebook!

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ELIZABETH’S TRES CHIC, “A Unique Shopping Experience”

(Pictured Above): At Elizabeth’s Tres Chic their motto is: “Enjoy being a girl!” Elizabeth’s Ladies Boutique is located in Historic Downtown Wilmington at 305 North Front Street, in the Cotton Exchange. Hours of operation are: Monday through Saturdays from 10:00am until 5:30pm and on Sundays they are open from 1:30pm until 4:00pm. For more information, call Elizabeth’s Tres Chic at (910) 763-7876. You can also browse through many of their items through photos on their website at or check them out on Facebook. By: Mitchell Houska Staff Writer Elizabeth’s Tres Chic treats their customers to a unique shopping experience. As you browse through the endless racks of clothing, you will find that many of their items are unique as well. Some items are one-of-a-kind and can be found nowhere else. Joan and her staff offer helpful advice on how to mix and match different items, such hats and other accessories, to achieve the look you are going for, or to create an entirely new outfit and style, just for you. Almost all of the clothing and accessories you will find at Elizabeth’s Tres Chic are nostalgic and feminine, of course, and many items are vintage or vintage reproductions of popular styles. You will find a wonderful collection of hats that come in all shapes, sizes, styles, and colors. Some are reproductions of styles that were popular in several past eras. Most of the jewelry you will find at Elizabeth’s is either handmade or antique and include bracelets, necklaces earrings and more. For the athletic ladies, Elizabeth’s carries vari-

ous types and styles of women’s sportswear. When you’re home for the evening and it’s time to kick back and relax, you want something comfortable and maybe even

stylish to wear and Elizabeth’s has that too. Elizabeth’s is also a very popular place for mothers of brides and grooms to shop for that special day. Joan tries to carry only products and

items that are made in the USA. Elizabeth’s Tres Chic is owned and operated by Joan Elizabeth Smith. She opened the business 12 years ago to provide women in the area with

vintage and modern fashions to choose from. Joan runs the business with her daughter Anna Elizabeth Parsons. The store gets its namesake from the three generations of Elizabeth’s

in the family, including Anna’s daughter Gracianna Elizabeth Parsons. Joan Smith has an extensive background in the fashion and modeling industry. See BOUTIQUE, page 5C


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The Celtic Shop

Checkered Church Gift Shop “Offering great gifts, wonderful décor, locally made art & so much more” By: Mitchell Houska Staff Writer The Checkered Church in Carolina Beach is one of Pleasure Island’s most popular shops offering its customers great gifts, wonderful décor, locally made art and so much more. Sea turtles, pelicans, seagulls, lighthouses, surfboards, starfish, sandcastles and shells no matter what your favorite thing is about the beach you will surely find something See Checkered, page 5C

(Pictured Above): Celtic Shop is the place to visit, stop by to browse and shop the items they have to offer. You will not be disappointed. The Celtic Shop is at 308 Nutt St., Wilmington and is open from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. For details, call 910-763-1990. The store faces the rear parking lot, which is free for customers. The Celtic Shop located in Downtown’s Cotton Exchange offers many items that all those with Celtic heritage will find instantly recognizable. Various tartans, the familiar Irish Wedding Rings, rosaries, and a plethora of Celtic style musical selections are amassed in this wonderful shop Music is known for its ability to transmit culture from generation to generation. Celtic style music is especially recognizable and instantly conjures visions of the beautiful Irish, Scottish and See CELTIC, page 5C

(Pictured Above): Lots of indoor-outdoor JELLYBEAN rugs. bright, happy and fully washable.

(Pictured Above): Lamps...the Checkered Church Gift Shop is #1 in the area for lamps for your beach home or homeaway-from-home. The newest is this beautiful chandelier featuring a coral motif with starfish and shells.

Junk to the Dump Summer is in full swing and if you missed spring cleaning, it’s never too late to get rid of all that junk you’ve been meaning to discard of. Junk to the Dump, specializes in removal and disposal of miscellaneous items, such as, old household appliances, furniture, old carpets and flooring and just about anything else you can safely discard. Owner, Mike Butts, has been helping locals discard of their See Junk 2 Dump, page 5C

(Pictured Above): LOLITA hand-painted wine glasses for the beach girl who has everything.

Realtors Launch Mobile Real Estate App. Search All Local Homes for Sale on iPhone, iPad, Android and Tablet Devices The Wilmington Regional Association of Realtors, a leading MLS with coverage area in Southeastern North Carolina, announced the launch of their mobile app, SouthEast NC Real Estate, that works on all major mobile devices and is available to download for free from all major apps stores, including iTunes and Google Play. The public can download the app to their phone or tablet device to view all homes for sale or rent in Southeastern North Carolina. WRAR’s mobile app uses

Smarter Agent’s patented GPS technology, to locate the user and display listings in the immediate area. Users can also search by address, city or zip code to see property details for all homes for sale or rent in a specified area, including price, square footage, estimated mortgage, taxes, features, maps, pictures and more. The “Refine Search” feature lets users select a price range, property type and the number of beds and baths to help them find just what they’re looking for. If a user has questions or wants a

tour of a property, the “Contact” feature within the app connects the user to the respective listing agent by phone or email. WRAR partnered with Smarter Agent, the leader in mobile real estate app development, to be able to offer clients and prospects a mobile houseSee Real Estate, page 5C

(Pictured Above): Pillows, pillows, pillows, a splash of color for any room.

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Carolina Beach Community Acupuncture, a More Traditional Health and Wellness Alternative

(Pictured Above): Carolina Beach Community Acupuncture is located at 1140 North Lake Park Boulevard, Suite I, in Carolina Beach. For more information call them at (910) 202-4718. For hours of operation, or to make an appointment, check them out online at or like them on Facebook. Most people don't know that acupuncture, and its related treatments, is the most widely used form of medicine on the earth. In recent years, many studies have proven the effectiveness of acupuncture and its related techniques. Modern western hospitals such as the Cleveland clinic, Mayo clinic, and a lot of the military hospitals are embracing acupuncture and Chinese herbal therapy due to

the effectiveness, low cost and minimal side effects it produces. At Carolina Beach Community Acupuncture they offer acupuncture, both community and individual appointments, prescription herb consultations and formulas, utilizing the same pharmacy as the Cleveland Clinic herbal department, cupping, moxibustion, and nutritional consultations. They carry See Acupunture, page 4C


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Is Fear Keeping you from seeing the Dentist? There are very few people that happily anticipate a trip to the dentist. However, severe anxiety over a dental visit affects millions of Americans and actually prevents them from seeking proper dental care. The consequences of this problem are even more serious than lost teeth or dental pain. Failure to regularly attend the dentist can cause gum disease. Gum disease affects the gums and mouth, but additionally it can lead to more serious diseases such as heart See BOZART, page 5C

International team Sheds New light on Biology Underlying Schizophrenia As part of a multinational, collaborative effort, researchers from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and scores of other institutions from all over the world have helped identify over 100 locations in the human genome associated with the risk of developing schizophrenia, in what is the largest genomic study published on any psychiatric disorder to date. The findings, which are published online in Nature, point to biological mechanisms and pathways that may underlie schizophrenia, and could lead to new approaches to treating the disorder, which has seen little progress in drug development in more than 60 years. "This paper is a landmark," said Patrick Sullivan, MD, a coauthor of the study and distinguished professor of genetics and psychiatry at UNC and director of the Center for Psychiatric Genomics. "We have never before had such a profound and important look into the inner workings of schizophrenia." Schizophrenia, a debilitating psychiatric disorder that affects approximately 1 out of every 100 people worldwide, is characterized by hallucinations, paranoia, and a breakdown of thought processes, and often emerges in

the teens and early 20s. Its lifetime impact on individuals and society is high, both in terms of years of healthy life lost to disability and in terms of financial cost, with studies estimating the cost of schizophrenia at over $60 billion annually in the U.S. alone. Despite the pressing need for treatment, medications currently on the market treat only one of the symptoms of the disorder (psychosis), and do not address the debilitating cognitive symptoms of schizophrenia. In part, treatment options are limited because the biological mechanisms underlying schizophrenia have not been understood. The sole drug target for existing treatments was found serendipitously, and no medications with fundamentally new mechanisms of action have been developed since the 1950s. In the genomics era, research has focused on the genetic underpinnings of schizophrenia because of the disorder’s high heritability. Previous studies have revealed the complexity of the disease (with evidence suggesting that it is caused by the combined effects of many genes), and roughly two dozen genomic regions have been found to be associated with the disorder. The new study conSee Schizophrenia, page 6C

American Red Cross issues urgent call for blood and platelet donors Blood donations needed now to prevent emergency situation The American Red Cross is facing a looming blood shortage, leading to an urgent need for donors of all blood types to roll up a sleeve and give. Donations through the Red Cross are down approximately 8

percent over the last 11 weeks, resulting in about 80,000 fewer donations than expected. The number of donors continues to decline, and the shortfall is significant enough that the Red See RED CROSS, page 5C

New Hanover Community Health Center DBA MedNorth Health Center is proud to announce Rock the Block 6 – Block Party Downtown to Pump Up the Volume on Health Education and Screenings August 9th Local residents will have access to free health education and screenings at Rock the Block – 6 Community Health Fair 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday August 9, 2014 at the MedNorth Health Center, 925

North 4th St. This community block party will include free live music, food and activities for children. More than 500 people are expected to attend. The event will See Screenings, page 5C

ACUPUNTURE from page 3C their own homemade line of injury liniments for both chronic and acute conditions as well as a variety of supplements. Treatment payments are on a sliding scale of $20-$50 for community acupuncture and $65-$95 for individual treatments. Herbal consultations are $40 and Cupping treatments are $20. “The purpose of our sliding scale is to separate the issues of money and treatment; we want you to come in often enough to really get better and stay better! We understand that everyone’s situation is different, and our primary goal is to make acupuncture available to you as often as you need it.” Carolina Beach Community Acupuncture is owned and operated by Jeremy Linquist L.Ac., who opened the practice in November of 2010. Jeremy Linquist has been a licensed acupuncturist since 2008 after graduating Summa Cum Laude with a Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine from the prestigious Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in San Diego, California. In February of this year, Justin Stiffler L.Ac. joined the practice. He has helped to expand their hours, allowing them to be open 6 days a week and offer both morning and evening appointments on various days. In

September CB Community Acupuncture will be welcoming Ryanna Battiste of Grub, to join them 2 days a month as they begin their expansion to offer health, nutritional and lifestyle coaching. These will be community based classes and consultations. “We are proud to introduce our new line of herbal formulas from our very own Awesome Formulas Inc. Our breakout product is an herbal formula to be taken when drinking alcohol. It is called Dr. Awesome's Hangover Formula. But don't let the name fool you. This formula is effective at taking the burden off your liver even if you only have 1 or 2 drinks. It helps break down the toxicity caused by alcohol in our bodies as well as giving us a boost to feel great. The formula has a positive effect on blood pressure, cholesterol, fatigue, and headaches. Think of it as your liver’s "wingman". You can take it daily if you like. It's currently sold at our clinic, online at and at many bars and stores around Pleasure Island.” Their mission statement: “Carolina Beach Community Acupuncture (CBCA) is designed to offer affordable health care options to the community of Carolina Beach and the surrounding area. We believe that your health should be in your control and by

offering treatments on a sliding scale ranging between $20-$50 ($25 initial Treatment Fee for your first appointment) you have the opportunity to commit to treatment you can enjoy. Acupuncture has been practiced for 4000+ years and the results speak for themselves.” Carolina Beach Community

Acupuncture is located at 1140 North Lake Park Boulevard, Suite I, in Carolina Beach. For more information call them at (910) 202-4718. For hours of operation, or to make an appointment, check them out online at or like them on Facebook.

CHECKERED from page 2C that speaks to your own personal obsession with the ocean and the sand. Owner Kathie Winseck will help you find that perfect gift or memento that you are looking for. She has recently stocked up on beautiful beach themed lighting, pillows that will make a colorful splash to any room, LOLITA hand-painted wine

glasses and other Summer goodies! The Checkered Church is located in Carolina Beach at 800 St. Joseph Street and can be reached by calling (910) 458-0211. Visit them online at CheckeredChurch. com and follow the Checkered Church on Facebook and receive all of the latest updates on new arrivals, events and sales throughout the year.

(Pictured Above): OKA Bs. comfortable, colorful for all occasions. BOUTIQUE from page 1C She previously worked as a personal shopper for Ivey’s Department Store in Raleigh, where she helped to develop and hone her eye for fashions. She also worked for John Robert Powers in Raleigh, teaching personal development and modeling and has produced many fashion shows. At Elizabeth’s Tres Chic their motto is: “Enjoy being a girl!” Elizabeth’s Ladies Boutique is located in Historic Downtown

Wilmington at 305 North Front Street, in the Cotton Exchange. Hours of operation are: Monday through Saturdays from 10:00am until 5:30pm and on Sundays they are open from 1:30pm until 4:00pm. For more information, call Elizabeth’s Tres Chic at (910) 763-7876. You can also browse through many of their items through photos on their website at or check them out on Facebook.

CELTIC from page 2C Welsh countryside. The Celtic Shop provides their patrons with a wondrous selection of classic and contemporary Celtic albums that you will want to play in your car, in the home, and at work. “The music is a major draw for many customers,” says Lambert. There is always something delightful playing in the shop and you can browse their huge selection of Holiday songs, Pub Songs, bagpipe music and more. If you have not already fallen in love with Celtic music, you will. Celtic style Holiday Music is beautiful and warm, a must have for anyone to play in their home throughout this holiday season. Another main attraction for many of the Celtic Shops customers would be the large selection of Celtic Jewelry that they have in stock. They feature beautiful Irish rings, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, rosaries and much more. When it comes to decorating the house the Celtic Shop can help you to surround yourself with good luck. The Luck of the Irish is available from the Celtic Shop for you to take to your home with so many great items covered in clovers! They offer many great décor items that can display your Celtic pride inside and outside of your home. Display your homes address on a sign with a large clover or Irish wedding ring to make it stand out. They have a plethora of signage perfect to display around the home or office. Family maps, flags, and virtually anything you can imagine embla-

zoned with a traditional Irish blessing or saying that will provoke heartfelt thoughts and laughter. In addition to everything else they sell in the Celtic Shop there is an abundance of great games perfect for both kids and adults. They have traditional Irish and Scottish board games, puzzles displaying the beautiful scenery and Celtic designs, paper dolls and plenty of card games. They even carry a large selection of Celtic books. They have everything from children’s books to genealogy books so be prepared to add a few more great finds to the coffee table. Everyone has a genuine interest in their own family history and genealogy books are the way to start tracking down and pinpointing where your family name originated. If you want to display your love for your Celtic heritage on your person then look no further than the Celtic Shop’s massive selection of awesome shirts and apparel. You will also find a variety of great Celtic flavors at the Celtic Shop with their selection of foods and teas. So whether you are of Irish, Scottish or Welsh decent or just want some luck of the Irish, The Celtic Shop is the place to visit, stop by to browse and shop the items they have to offer. You will not be disappointed. The Celtic Shop is at 308 Nutt St., Wilmington and is open from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. For details, call 910763-1990. The store faces the rear parking lot, which is free for customers parking of the Cotton Exchange.

Real Estate from page 2C hunting app available across all carriers and on all major mobile devices such as iPhone, iPad, and Android. “Real estate con-

sumers are more mobile today than ever. The launch of this app is a sign of our commitment to providing superior services for our clients and potential home-

Gazette, Jul y 30th, 2014 5C owners, as well as offering our to 87778 to send WRAR’s members the tools they need to mobile app to their mobile be successful,” states Sandy device or simply visit their app Beals, current MLS President of store and search for SouthEast WRAR. Consumers can text GO NC Real Estate.

SCREENINGS from page 4C focus on increasing awareness of the leading causes of death: cancer, heart disease, and cerebrovascular disease and their contributing factors. Body mass index assessments; blood pressure,

blood glucose and cholesterol screenings; HIV testing and other free services are planned. Community health and wellness organizations are invited to participate and distribute information about their programs and services.

Local musicians, poets, drill teams, choirs, dancers and other performers are invited to showcase their talents. MedNorth Health Center’s mission is to foster healthy communities by promoting health education and

healthy lifestyles through wellness and prevention programs. For more info about the event, contact Roxanna Ellis at 910 202 8652. This event is sponsored by the Henry Schein Cares / Healthy Lifestyles Healthy Communities...

Junk 2 Dump from page 2C unwanted junk for over three years now. Mike has a lot of repeat business because people like the personalized and thorough approach Mike takes with all his customers. From the first

phone call, to the on-site pricing and consultation, to the last scrap that is hauled away, you will deal directly with and only with, Mike. Mike can even get rid of those hazardous items, like old paints and oils and even

electronics, which are disposed of in an environmentally friendly way. At Junk to the Dump, Mike’s motto is, “You call, we haul.” Small jobs are welcomed. Mike is available Monday through Friday and even on

weekends, for those that don’t have the time during the work week, and same-day service is possible in most cases. To set up a consultation or for more information about the business, call Mike at (910) 473-3535.

RED CROSS from page 4C Cross could experience an emergency situation in the coming weeks. In addition, the Independence Day holiday falling on Friday reduced the number of blood drives scheduled in early July. Many sponsors did not host drives because people took vacations either over the long weekend or for the entire week. In an average summer week, about 4,400 Red Cross blood drives are scheduled, compared to Independence Day week when only 3,450 drives occurred. “Hospital patients continue to need lifesaving blood this summer, and they’re relying on the generosity of volunteer donors to give them hope in the days and weeks ahead,” said Sharon Pitt, CEO for the Red Cross Carolinas Blood Services Region. “Please, consider giving the gift of life. Each day donations come up short, less blood is available for patients in need – and you never know when it could be your loved one needing blood.” Eligible donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative blood are especially needed at this time. Type O negative is the universal blood type and can be transfused to anyone who needs blood. Types A negative and B negative can be transfused to Rh positive or negative patients. There is also an urgent need for platelet donations. Platelets – a key clotting component of

blood often needed by cancer patients, burn victims and bone marrow recipients – must be transfused within five days of donation, so it’s important to have a steady supply of platelets on hand. The summer can be among the most challenging times of the year for blood and platelet donations as regular donors delay giving while they take vacations and participate in summer activities. When school is out of session for summer break, donations from those who normally give on campus tend to drop by more than 80 percent. Every day this summer is a chance to give hope to patients in need and their network of family and friends. July 13 marked the half-way point for the Red Cross campaign “100 Days of Summer. 100 Days of Hope.” Blood and platelet donations are needed now and for the rest of the summer. Individuals who donated blood earlier this summer may now be eligible to donate again and help patients such as accident victims, heart surgery patients and children with blood disorders. Upcoming Blood Donation Opportunities by County, Tuesday, July 22 – Sunday, Aug. 10: Bladen County; Dublin Aug. 7 from 2 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Dublin First Baptist Church Dublin, 7275 Albert St.; Brunswick County Oak Island Aug. 1 from 9 a.m. 1:30 p.m. at Oak Island Community Center, 4601 E.

Oak Island Drive; Shallotte July 25 from 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Family First ChiropracticShallotte, 4911 Bridgers Road; Southport; July 29 from 1:30 - 6 p.m. at Walgreens Southport, 5098 Southport Supply Road Aug. 4 from 1:30 - 6 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, 209 East Nash St.; Columbus County; Riegelwood July 29 from 2 - 6 p.m. at First Baptist Missionary Baptist Church, 2600 General Howe Road P.O. Box 544; Cumberland County; Fayetteville July 30 from 2 6:30 p.m. at N.C. State Veterans Nursing Home Fayetteville, 214 Cochran Ave.; Johnston County; Benson Aug. 6 from 2 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. American Legion Post 109, 605 North Wall St. ; Selma Aug. 8 from 3 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Pine Level Baptist Church, 110 S. Peedin Ave. and Aug. 9 from 9 a.m. 1:30 p.m. Branch Chapel Free Will Baptist Church, 7438 NC Highway 96 North; New Hanover County - Carolina Beach July 28 from 2 - 6:30 p.m. at Masonic Lodge #753 Carolina Beach, 415 Harper Ave.; Wilmington July 24 from noon - 4:30 p.m. at Lowe's Home Improvement Monkey Junction, 5110 College Road , July 28 from 1:30 - 5:30 p.m. at Ogden Baptist Church, 7121 Market St., July 29 from noon 4:30 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 1939 Independence Blvd. and July 31 from 1:30 - 7

p.m. at Parsley Elementary, 3518 Masonboro Loop Road ; Pender County - Burgaw Aug. 5 from 2:30 - 7 p.m. at Pender Memorial Hospital, 507 E. Fremont; Robeson County Lumberton July 23 from 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at Osterneck Auditorium, 101 N. Chestnut St. and July 28 from 1:30 - 6 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 1002 N. Chestnut St.; Pembroke July 26 from 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Burnt Swamp Baptist Church, 216 Evergreen Church Road and Aug. 2 from 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at New Prospect Methodist Church, 4359 N. Carolina 710; Sampson County - Clinton July 23 from 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at Lowe's Home Improvement #1689, 911 Sunset Ave. How to Donate Blood Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license, or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.

BOZART from page 4C disease, stroke, and diabetes. Skipping that dental visit can mean a whole lot more than just bad breath! Luckily, many dentists are especially skilled in working with fearful patients. There are a variety of treatments and methods out there to help to alleviate fear and pain during a visit to the dentist. Fear: Where does it Stem From? Roughly between 5% and 8% of Americans skip the dentist due to fear. A much higher number, about 20%, only visit the dentist when absolutely necessary. This fear comes more so from a loss of control while in the dentist’s chair, rather than the pain that may come from a visit. Think about it, you are lying vulnerable in a chair with a dentist standing above you while you are in a situation where you are barely able to speak or respond. For many, this creates a lot of anxiety because they feel like they are not in control. Furthermore, there are many dentists out there that treat all of their patients the same, in particular, in the area of one’s pain threshold. It shouldn’t be expected that each person is going to handle pain in the same way. A dentist can make or break an experience and they

need to take the time to be sure a patient is comfortable, and be able to make adjustments throughout a procedure if the patients’ pain increases. Otherwise, they are just adding to the slue of phobics out there. On the other hand, patients need to be more clear about their needs and express how they are feeling to a dentist. Many times, it may be that the dentist is unaware of the pain or anxiety they are causing. Overcoming Fear of Dentists - Many dentists who specialize in treating patients with fear really make an effort to create a welcoming environment. These dentists tend to have the most welcoming office décor. From the moment you walk through the door you feel at ease by the color scheme and inviting staff. Beyond that, the best dentists will use the following basic methods to help enhance the feeling of control for a patient. • They take time and care in explaining the feelings a patient should have and for how long that feeling will last • They continually communicate with the patient and ask if it is okay to go on • They give the patient permission to stop the procedure at any time they wish. It is helpful

to have a non-verbal cue, such as the raising of a hand • They allow time for requested breaks Unfortunately, many dentists do not have the patience to treat fearful patients with the care that they deserve. Some will advertise that they specialize in dealing with the fearful, but still they come up lacking. It is best, if you are looking for a new dentist, to be up front about your fears at the first moment of contact. You have the right to ask to speak to the dentist about your fears before ever setting foot in the office. In the event that the receptionist tries to derail a conversation between you and the dentist or you do not receive a returned phone call, it is best to try the next dentist. That isn’t the right choice for you! Take Control - More than likely, visiting the dentist won’t be nearly as bad as you imagine it in your mind. As humans, we tend to make matters worse when we have a fear or anxiety. Surveys of patients that have undergone dental procedures such as root canals often find that they anticipated much more pain than they experienced. Here are a few tips that may help you to control your fears and anxieties: • On the first visit, take

someone that you trust along for support. This will help you to build confidence about sitting in the chair. Just be sure to choose someone who doesn’t share your anxiety! • Comfort yourself by using a distraction while in the chair, whether it be your own iPod that you bring in or you could always select a dentist that has televisions you can watch. • Relaxation techniques work great! Controlled breathing, such as taking a deep breath, holding it, and then releasing it. This process slows your heartbeat and relaxes your muscles. Also, you could try progressive muscle relaxation, which requires you to tense and relax different muscle groups in turn. • Speak to your dentist about which sedatives are appropriate for you. There are several options including nitrous oxide (“laughing gas”), oral sedatives, and intravenous sedation. Not all dentists offer all of these options (even us), so this would be a great question to ask in that initial phone call. If you are beyond even considering going to the dentist, you may want to seek a psychologist. Overcoming your fear may a bit more complex and require professional help. (910) 392-9101 familydentistry

6C Gazette, Jul y 30th, 2014 When you bring the kids for HANG TEN from page 7C Philly or chicken cheesesteaks. lunch or dinner they have plenty All of their burgers and sand- of options from which they can wiches come with your choice choose. They offer popular kids of the Hang Ten’s own hand cut favorites like chicken tenders, fries or chips and all of their kids sized burgers as well as sandwiches are also available as other items like hot dog sliders, wraps. Wash down your food mac n’ cheese wedges, corn pupwith one of their beers on draft pies and more. or the wide variety of bottles. There is always something They also offer a great wine fun and delicious on the menu selection and full ABC permits. which your child will love. The The Hang Ten has an outstand- Hang Ten Grill is located in ing outdoor seating area with Carolina Beach at 308 South protection from the sun. The Lake Park Boulevard just north Hang Ten Grill offers an exten- of the Carolina Beach Lake. If sive kid’s menu for breakfast, you would like to find out more lunch and dinner with plenty of or to place an order to pick up choices for the “Little Surfers” please give them a call at (910) and “Little Guppies.” Bring 458-5959. They offer free WiFi your kids to the Hang Ten for connection for their customers. breakfast and they can get kids You can also find out more about sized waffles, silver dollar pan- Hang Ten Grill on their website cakes with sprinkles, eggs any at ; way they want them or even You can also find them on cereal and each comes with their Facebook. Become a fan of the choice of bacon or sausage and a Hang Ten Grill and receive the drink! Make sure your kids start latest updates about everything each day the right way with a happening at the Hang Ten Grill filling breakfast at the Hang Ten. including specials. PAPA JOHN’S from page 7C Council requires that a product contain at least 16g per serving to be “authentic whole grain product.” The Whole Grains Council recommend that you eat 48g or more of whole grains daily.), original crust, thin crust and pan crust. Add what you desire from the list of 14 different toppings or just choose one of the specialties for a tasty creation that will get your mouth watering. “We use only the finest ingredients, from freshsliced vegetable to our fresh, never-frozen, hand tossed dough and superior quality tomato sauce. Quality you can taste.” Available toppings include Pepperoni, Sausage, Ham, Hickory-Smoked Bacon, Grilled All-White Chicken, Fresh-Sliced Onions, FreshSliced Green Peppers, Baby Portabella Mushrooms, FreshSliced Roma Tomatoes, Black Olives, Sweet Pineapple, Banana Peppers and Jalapeño Peppers. Papa John’s makes an array of specialty pizzas. A favorite for the hot summer days is the refreshing Hawaiian Barbeque Chicken pizza. The Garden Fresh Pizza is a delectable combination of fresh-sliced onions and green peppers, baby portabella mushrooms, black olives and freshsliced Roma tomatoes. Round

off your meal with extras such as breadsticks, cheesesticks, chicken strips, or one of their three different styles of wings. They will deliver to Fort Fisher and the Masonboro Loop South. They also have a vehicle that can deliver your pizza to the “North End” of Freeman Park. The vehicle is equipped with a small oven to keep your pizza warm. Papa John’s that delivers to this area is located at 6132 Carolina Beach Road, Unit 1, Wilmington, next to Salt Water Marine. The summer hours are 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. Sunday. To order a pizza, call 910-3136161 or you can order online at If you have an iPhone, Android device or a webenabled mobile phone, than it is easier than ever to order pizza. The mobile ordering lets you access all the best features of the website in a format that’s tailored to the screen size of your phone. Text “DEALS” to 47272 and you will be sent a text with a special offer on pizza, sides, drinks, desserts and other items. Text “START” and you will receive five messages per month of promotions and special offers.

HAVANA’S from page 8C with grilled vegetables tosse d in Feta cheese vinaigrette. Then there is the local favorites which include some of these dishes, Seafood Paella is a classic Spanish dish with sausage, mussels, shrimp and scallops tossed in a chicken broth risotto, or how about Coca-Cola steak tips which is grilled Coca-Cola marinated choice steak tips served with smashed potatoes or broiled salmon stuffed with lump crab and topped with a lemon butter caper sauce.

As usual on Sunday’s both Havana’s locations will host their Brunch from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Havana’s will then remain open for normal business hours on Sunday evening. The Sunday Brunch at Havana’s always runs from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. every Sunday and always draws huge crowds. With the brunch you get to choose your favorites from a great selection of breakfast and lunch items to feast upon in a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. The items on

the brunch menu are usually tweaked every week depending on availability of the freshest items they can find but you will always see your traditional favorites along side the wonderful creations produced by the chefs each week. “Some of our most popular menu items include Applewood Bacon, Sausage, Powdered French Toast, Shrimp & Grits, Eggs Benedict, Fresh Fruit, Pastries, Smoked Salmon, Seasonal Vegetables, Southern Biscuits & Gravy and Double Chocolate

Brownies. Havana’s Restaurant is at 1 Cape Fear Blvd., Carolina Beach. They are open from 11:30am until 10:00pm Monday through Thursday, 11:30am until 11:00pm Friday and Saturday and Sunday from 9:00am until 10:00pm. You can follow them on Facebook, visit, or call 910-4582822 or email for information. There is also another restaurant in Wilmington at 6722 Wrightsville Ave.; the phone number is 910-679-4646.

Schizophrenia from page 4C firms those earlier findings, and expands our understanding of the genetic basis of schizophrenia and its underlying biology. “By studying the genome, we are getting a better handle on the genetic variations that are making people vulnerable to psychiatric disease," said Tom Insel, director of the National Institute of Mental Health, which helped fund the study. “Through the wonders of genomic technology, we are in a period in which, for the first time, we are beginning to understand many of the players at the molecular and cellular level.” In the genome-wide association study (GWAS) published in Nature, the authors looked at over 80,000 genetic samples from schizophrenia patients and healthy volunteers and found 108 specific locations in the human genome associated with risk for schizophrenia. Eightythree of those loci had not previously been linked to the disorder. “In just a few short years, by analyzing tens of thousands of samples, our consortium has moved from identifying only a handful of loci associated with schizophrenia, to finding so many that we can see patterns among them,” said first author Stephan Ripke, a scientist at the Broad Institute's Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research and the Analytical and Translational

Genetics Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital. “We can group them into identifiable pathways – which genes are known to work together to perform specific functions in the brain. This is helping us to understand the biology of schizophrenia.” The study implicates genes expressed in brain tissue, particularly those related to neuronal and synaptic function. These include genes that are active in pathways controlling synaptic plasticity – a function essential to learning and memory – and pathways governing postsynaptic activity, such as voltage-gated calcium channels, which are involved in signaling between cells in the brain. Additionally, the researchers found a smaller number of genes associated with schizophrenia that are active in the immune system, a discovery that offers some support for a previously hypothesized link between schizophrenia and immunological processes. The study also found an association between the disorder and the region of the genome that holds DRD2 – the gene that produces the dopamine receptor targeted by all approved medications for schizophrenia – suggesting that other loci uncovered in the study may point to additional therapeutic targets. “The molecular pathways identified in the study represent the most promising targets for

therapeutics found in over 50 years,” said the paper’s senior author Michael O’Donovan, deputy director of the Institute of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences at Cardiff University School of Medicine. “We now have new biological mechanisms that we and fellow researchers can explore as we attempt to develop new treatments.” The study is the result of several years of work by the Schizophrenia Working Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, an international, multi-institutional collaboration founded in 2007 to conduct broad-scale analyses of genetic

data for psychiatric disease. The 80,000 samples used in this study represent all of the genotyped datasets for schizophrenia that the consortium has amassed to date. The PGC is currently genotyping new samples to further study schizophrenia and additional psychiatric diseases, including autism and bipolar disorder. Core funding for the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium comes from the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), along with numerous grants from governmental and charitable organizations, as well as philanthropic donations.

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Papa John’s “Better Ingredients. Better Pizza.”

(Pictured Above): Papa John’s will deliver to Fort Fisher and the Masonboro Loop South. They also have a vehicle that can deliver your pizza to the “North End” of Freeman Park. The vehicle is equipped with a small oven to keep your pizza warm. Papa John’s that delivers to this area is located at 6132 Carolina Beach Road, Unit 1, Wilmington, next to Salt Water Marine. The summer hours are 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. Sunday. To order a pizza, call 910-313-6161 or you can order online at

Hang Ten Grill Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

(Pictured Above): The Hang Ten Grill is located in Carolina Beach at 308 South Lake Park Boulevard just north of the Carolina Beach Lake. If you would like to find out more or to place an order to pick up please give them a call at (910) 458-5959. They offer free WiFi connection for their customers. You can also find out more about Hang Ten Grill on their website at ; You can also find them on Facebook. Start your day off at the Hang Ten Grill and enjoy one of the best breakfasts on the beach. All of your favorite breakfast items are available like eggs, breakfast meats, fluffy buttermilk pancakes, perfectly cooked French toast, stuffed French toast, waf-

Let Papa John’s bring lunch or dinner to you! Their incredible pizza’s can be made on one of four different crusts including the all new whole wheat crust (certified 100% whole grain and contains 40g or more per serving. The Whole Grains See Papa John’s, page 6C


fles topped with fresh fruit, omelets made to order with your choice of fillings, biscuits and gravy, and various breakfast sandwiches. When you come back for lunch or dinner you are in for a treat with a selection of awesome appetizers and mouth

watering burgers and sandwiches. Start off your meal with an appetizer like their fried pickles, loaded nachos or their famous wings. They offer Panini sandwiches, grilled chicken sandwiches, and mouth watering See HANG TEN, page 6C


Gazette, Jul y 30th, 2014

Havana’s Restaurants

(Pictured Above): See the Fireworks from Havana’s Restaurant is at 1 Cape Fear Blvd., Carolina Beach on Thursday Nights. Havana’s Restaurants in Carolina Beach and Wilmington invite you to join them this Summer for a meal that is sure to please! Start your dinner off with their winning clam chowder you can get it by the cup, bowl or by the quart, they also offer French onion soup, crispy calamari and their volcano shrimp. They also offer pasta dinners such as Carbonara is smoked bacon, peas and mush-

rooms sautéed in a cream sauce over four cheese tortellini or try French Quarter is Andouille sausage, grilled chicken, shrimp and fettuccini tossed in a creole cream sauce. Their salads come with choice of sweet pear vinaigrette, raspberry vinaigrette, balsamic vinaigrette, blue cheese, honey mustard or ranch dressings try their Mediterranean salad it is a robust Greek salad See HAVANA’S, page 6C

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The Island Gazette Newspaper. Est. 1978. Serving New Hanover County, USA. Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, Wilmington and Wrightsville Beach, NC....

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