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Vol. 37 No. 24 | Wednesday June 11, 2014

29th Annual Beach Music Festival Draws Record Crowds To Beach

Search Continues For Missing Swimmer Off Carolina Beach

The 29th Annual Carolina Beach Music Festival is the longest running festival of its kind that actually takes place on the beach. People crowded the beach on Saturday June 7th, to enjoy live beach music and some fun in the sun at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk. Many long-time festival lovers said this year's event had the largest attendance they've ever seen with estimates as high as 4,000 people. Bands included The Band of Oz, The Embers featuring Craig Woolard and Jim Quick & Coastline. See page 1-B for more...

Carolina Beach Council Adopts Budget; Council Debates Benefits |


CAROLINA BEACH - The Carolina Beach Town Council voted to adopt a proposed budget for the 2014-2015 fiscal year at their Tuesday June 10, meeting. The new budget begins July 1. Among the many topics of interest in this budget include a 5% water and sewer rate increase, commercial garbage rate increase and adjustments to the Town's healthcare plan for employees and elected leaders. The proposal maintains the current property tax rate of 23.5 cents per every $100 of property value. Town Manager Michael Cramer explained, "We are recommending a 5% increase over last year's utility fees for water and sewer. We've had a few discussions on this item. The majority of this funding goes towards the debt service for the Phase 1-A project and for debt service for past capital improvement projects." The Phase 1-A Infrastructure Improvement Project consists of replacing water, sewer, force main, raw water, stormwater and street infrastructure on Cape Fear Blvd, Clarendon Ave. and 5th Street between Cape Fear and Clarendon. The

project is intended to start on June 16th and scheduled to be complete in April 2015. Cramer explained the utility fund is $6,543,725. Combined with the general fund, the Town's budget is $18 million dollars. In the budget message delivered to Council last week Cramer explained, "With the adoption of the Fiscal Year 1314 budget the Town Council voted to combine two funds, the General Fund and the Tourism Fund. The combined total of the budgets for FY 13-14 of approximately $11.2 million. The Adopted Budget for Fiscal Year 14-15 for the combined General Fund is approximately $12.2 million, which represents an approximate $1 million increase. This is due to a number of factors, primarily; a 2% employee COLA and up to a 3% merit compensation increase, increased capital equipment and project purchases, the addition of one new employees as well as the full-year impact of several employees pay discrepancies during the previous year." He explained, " The Utility fund provides services for water, sewer, storm water, wastewater treatment, and the billing thereof. This enterprise fund, is supported by fees (not taxes), and has a balanced bud- | 50 ¢

get of $6.5 million. Last fiscal year the Utility Fund supported a balanced budget of $5.2 million. The additional $1.3 million budget increase is due to two main activities; debt service and capital improvements. The Town Council initiated a water and sewer study last year which serves as a plan for future infrastructure improvements. In order to fund the upcoming infrastructure improvements Debt issuance is expected during the upcoming fiscal year and is included in this budget. A rate increase of 5% is included in this budget. The rate increase is expected to increase the typical residential water and sewer bill by .06 cents per day or approximately $1.85 per month. The Utility fund relies upon indirect services from the General fund. A transfer for these services of $600,000 is included as an expense to this budget and corresponding revenue to the general fund." Councilman Steve Shuttleworth expressed a concern about a change in healthcare policy for employees. In a memo to the Town Manager early Tuesday morning Shuttleworth explained, " I am concerned on the hardship and impacts to our town

See Budget, page 2-A

The search continues for a man that went missing May 31st, while swimming in the waters off Carolina Beach.



CAROLINA BEACH - The search continues for a man that went missing in the waters just

off Carolina Beach on May 31st. Simon Sanders - Head of Carolina Beach Ocean Rescue - said Tuesday morning the body of Terrance Christopher Miller had not yet been located

and search efforts continue. Miller - in his early 20's - was reported missing at approximately 5:30PM Saturday afternoon May 31st, swimming

See Missing, page 2-A

Carolina Beach Gets $2.1 Million Offer On Hotel Properties |


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. If no other party submits an upset bid before June 18th, at 5:00PM,

See Properties, page 2-A

Council Hears Boardwalk Project Update: Project To Start Sept. 2014



CAROLINA BEACH - A project to replace the wooden walkway along the oceanfront at the Carolina Beach Board-

walk is scheduled to begin construction in September of this year. The Carolina Beach Town Council got an update on the planning and permitting for the project during their June 10th, meeting.

In late February 2014, the North Carolina Coastal Resources Commission (CRC) approved the majority of a variance requested by the Town of Carolina Beach to

See Boardwalk, page 8-A



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Editorial: Relax Sign Ordinance



The Katie B. Hines Senior Center in the 300 block of Cape Fear Blvd in Carolina Beach was notified in May they could no longer put out signs advertising their regularly scheduled Pancake Breakfast events. The same thing happened to the American Legion earlier this year when they advertised their regular monthly Fish Fry. And on a side note, both orga-

Budget From page 1-A employees caused in part by the 20% increase to deductibles, and the other costs that are pushed towards staff" and, "There were many different cost changes and I don't think we clearly understood how this will effect people, the focus was that there was a cost savings but at what and who's cost. I have had feedback from several staff that this is being felt and seen as an extreme change. We have worked hard over the past few years to boost staff morale." At Tuesday's meeting Cramer explained they were working on details of the healthcare proposal. He said, "One of the main concerns was that we would be disproportionately impacting the employees that have specialized needs. That have services that are provided to them by specialists that are reoccurring medical conditions. One of the ways we have looked at over the last two days and go and reinforce that and come up with other alternatives is we've gone back to our broker to see if there wasn't a way we could mitigate some of those costs for those employees and yet still meet the needs and the goals we had for the overall healthcare program." Cramer said the program could be expanded over several years to lessen the impact. He said, "My recommendation is this budget be approved as is and you give me the flexibility to work with staff over the next couple of weeks to determine the appropriate plan. If that plan does need to come back to you and do a budget adjustment to increase the cost for the healthcare benefits to the staff, then I can come back and do that in July for that specific item." There was also debate about healthcare benefits for Council members that stemmed from a previous meeting. The Council held a budget meeting on Friday June 6th, to discuss changes to health insurance benefits for elected leaders.

Properties From page 1-A the property will be sold to Troutman. 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 the Town's terms, CBP3 could make the same offer with the same conditions to Trout-

Missing From page 1-A at the beach in Carolina Beach. Miller was reported swimming in the waters off Texas Avenue. Sanders said Sunday, "He was barely north of where we had a rip current" on Saturday. He said a lifeguard saw a swimmer in distress and go under water but never resurfaced. Sanders said emergency responders from various agencies responded within two minutes. That included County

nizations cook up some wonderful food. We've all seen the little signs pop up from time to time advertising these and other community events and it's never really been a big issue. Most people don't find them offensive while others don't even give them a passing glance when they're in a hurry. We see all kinds of signs in Carolina Beach. Cardboard yard sale signs, real estate signs, flags, banners with beer logos on them, etc. Unless there is a mass of 50

or 100 signs going up, many people going about their busy daily routines don't really care. It's not a big deal. And there's something about a fish fry or pancake breakfast sign that lets visitors know we are a vibrant, laid back, positive small town resort community. True, the ordinance doesn't permit these types of signs. But that can be changed quite easily with a vote of the Town Council. Perhaps a separate ordinance for non-profit signs facilitating their

size, numbers and placement is a good starting point and then relax until something gets way out of hand. Sometimes rules like these are meant for extreme situations. For example, it's illegal to drink alcohol on the beach at a full moon party, but the police don't go on wine patrol at the Hamlet Beach access unless there's a party getting out of hand. This could be a quick item for the next Council meeting.

That resulted in Mayor Dan Wilcox and Council members Leann Pierce and Gary Doetsch giving a consensus to Cramer to reduce the health care benefits including eliminating coverage for dependents. Doetsch said he still felt Council shouldn't receive insurance benefits. In addition to health and dental insurance, the Mayor receives and annual salary of $8,400. The Mayor Pro-Tem, $7,800. Council members receive $7,200. They also receive a $3,000 annual auto allowance, reimbursement for travel expenses, a cell phone subsidy and an iPad. Shuttleworth disagreed with Doetsch stating it was a minor budget impact and it's a policy decision rather than a fiscal issue. Pierce, Wilcox and Doetsch all campaigned on a desire to make changes to Council insurance benefits. Shuttleworth explained at the June 6th meeting, "The issue is, do you think Council should have a benefit. The issue is, if everyone is offered the same benefit and some take it and some don't, is there a problem with that." He said, "There's nothing that precludes you from taking a benefit. There's nothing saying you have to take it." Shuttleworth said Pierce took advantage of the health coverage but was not required and she could drop it at anytime. Pierce said she also has separate health coverage. Councilman Doetsch is retired and already has health coverage. Mayor Wilcox already had health coverage and is also covered by the Town's insurance. Shuttleworth said, "I didn't run for Council to get health insurance" and, "I'm not inclined to give up a benefit that I currently have. I don't think it’s out of line. I don't think whether it’s an individual or family benefit, whether I take it individually or take it as a family, it’s no different than any other employee. We have some part-time people that don't have coverage. We have seasonal people that don't have coverage." He said, "We are not balanc-

ing a budget, a $12 million dollar budget on twenty some thousand dollars." At that June 6th meeting Cramer said, "I need to know if I need to change the budget to take out council benefits." Wilcox said he didn't agree with Doestch's opinion that benefits should be eliminated entirely. He said, "I ran on the fact that I would take a look at the Council's healthcare policies and make adjustments and I'm pretty sure I told a couple of people I would vote against it. I think having gotten into it and looking at it from a human perspective, it doesn't matter what the make up of the Council is... the same scenario we have here would exist. It would show three people coming into office that said they would be interested in removing the benefit and you have two people when they came into office that it was not a point of discussion." Wilcox said, "To me in this healthcare environment I don't think it would be respectful and fair to turn the light switch off in one day. It took a while. None of us up here implemented this benefit. It's been around for a while and I agree its something that needs to be adjusted but I think we need to phase it over time to give people time to adjust, to look for other policies and other plans. To do away with it overnight would almost be a punishment when no one has done anything wrong here. We've simply taken advantage and Sarah and Steve have simply taken advantage of the benefits that were available." Wilcox said the amount of money saved in the budget is not a lot, but it's a symbol to citizens that, "We are in it with them." He said, "I would like to make a compromise recommendation that we keep the plan, make some adjustments to it this year and proposed adjustment to it next year and phase this benefit back rather than just turning it off. My proposal would be that we discontinue dependent contributions. That we limit the Council contribution from the

Town for healthcare to 80% for the cost of a single insured and that we make that benefit whatever way it has to be done available to everyone on Council. There are some people that come on Council that already have insurance. They are only going to be on for two or four years. They can't step out of that policy and step back into it but they still have healthcare expense and if the purpose of this is to offer a benefit to the Council for healthcare, it ought to be equitable I believe." He explained, "I would follow that with a commitment in the next budget cycle to further reduce that to 50%. I think to me, after weighing all the options and looking at the work that Council does, that that's a fair benefit and that would be my proposal for consideration." Shuttleworth said, "I don't think I'm ashamed of or I'm doing anything wrong taking health insurance benefits and to penalize my family and have me reach in half way through a term and start paying for my children's additional cost and I'm the only one on Council that affects on that compromise, no I don't think that's a compromise. It's not broke. It's not a policy that I implemented. It cost the Town $27,000 a year for five people. We have employees that have no dependents. We have employees that have multiple dependents. When I'm not on Council there may be five Council people that all have dependents or none have dependents." At the Council's June 10th, meeting local resident D.A. Lewis asked if an adjustment to healthcare benefits for Town Council that was discussed at the June 6th meeting was reflected in the proposal Council was considering that night. Cramer explained, "Currently there has been no change to the existing budget from what I reflected at the meeting on Friday. There was no specific vote establishing the recommended

man. 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 non-profit shell corporation called CBP3, Inc. (Carolina Beach Public

Purpose). That shell corporation was established because the Town hoped to fund the purchase by obtaining state and federal grants. Some agencies will not award grants to reimburse for property that's already been purchased by a local government. Using a separate corporation to purchase the property, the Town had an option to purchase the land from CBP3 at a future date even though the Town was actually paying the bills through property taxes and revenues from the hotels. Among the grants obtained for the Pier Project, an $800,000

grant from the State Division of Coastal Management was obtained. Later the Town was able to secure $603,000 of that grant to be transferred to a project to improve the aging wooden Boardwalk walkway along the downtown oceanfront. With the economic downturn in the economy, the state said they would not be able to fund the Aquarium Pier project. The estimated cost was $15 million for the pier with the state funding the land upon which the actual structure

EMS and Fire, Carolina Beach Fire and Police Departments, Kure Beach Ocean Rescue, the U.S. Coast Guard and even Tow Boat U.S. - a commercial company that recovers stranded vessels - sent a boat to aid in the search. Sanders said some 18 lifeguards formed a line search within seven minutes to fan out in the waters and search parallel to the shore. The guards actively searched for about two hours. Sanders said, "I personally had to pull two guards out of the water because they were so exhausted

but kept wanting search." The lifeguards searched until 9PM. Police patrolled the beachfront throughout the night. Lifeguards resumed their search early Sunday morning and will continue searching. Sanders said if Miller was caught in a rip current and went under, he may have traveled out past a sand bar and then south towards Kure Beach. He said he's notified Kure Beach officials. Sanders said it's a tragic situation. "The best we can hope for now is some closure,” said Sanders.

On June 3rd, Sanders said the search continued daily from the beach and the air. He said searches have been conducted by helicopter. Lifeguards have used ATV's to drive south along the beach all the way to the tip of Bald Head Island in Brunswick County searching for Miller. Sanders said typically a missing swimmer will surface after 72 hours which was 5:30pm Tuesday June 3rd. He said they are hopeful they can recover Miller and bring some closure for family and friends.

See Budget, page 8-A

See Properties, page 8-A

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From page 1-A renovate their existing oceanfront wooden Boardwalk The CRC voted to approve the expansion 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 CRC also asked the town to make one last attempt to work closely with one property owner north of the existing boardwalk to attempt the resolve outstanding issues and return to them to make a presentation at a future meeting on a plan to extend the existing boardwalk north to connect to a beach access to provide connectivity to the Town's marina on Canal Drive. The existing boardwalk was constructed in 1989 prior to the adoption of current coast-

Properties From page 2-A would be located. The North Carolina Aquariums Division had planned to construct three piers along the coastline. One was built in Nags Head, NC in the Outer Banks. The second pier was planned for Emerald Isle, NC but was not funded. The Carolina Beach project was to be the third pier. The original pier project called for a 1,000 foot long concrete pier with wooden decking proposed by the NC Aquariums complete with seating kiosks, fish tanks, conference space, kitchen facilities, pier store, decks and balconies to view the ocean, equipment rentals, a 10,000 square foot pier house, ADA accessibility and the potential for outdoor entertainment. The Town would be required to sponsor other improvements including 150+ parking spaces that are adjacent to existing parking lots. The Council later worked 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

Budget From page 2-A 80%. This has 100% funding as is." Wilcox explained to Cramer, "Michael I'm sorry. That's not what we agreed to. You asked for consensus from the board and we gave it to you. I don't know what's going on here but we gave you a clear consensus." He said, "If that consensus is not part of this budget, I won't be voting for it." On the topic of the water and sewer increases, Wilcox responded to a citizen who expressed concern with the high cost of water above what he typically paid living the Raleigh area. Wilcox said coastal areas typically have a higher cost to operate a water and sewer system and said the increase also helped cover debt for ongoing and planned infrastructure projects. Currently average residential meter access fee is $13.18 for water and $23.82 for sewer for the first 3,000 gallons of use per month. The fee per 1,000 gallons of water and 1,000 gallons of sewer above the first 3,000 is $10 per month. Cramer explained, "To address the question that was brought up earlier about the

al regulations and is a unique amenity along the North Carolina coast. 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 would replace the existing wooden boardwalk within a setback area governed by coastal development regulations. The Town was aware of the issue and submitted a permit application in late 2013 anticipating the permit would be denied and then require them to request a variance from state regulations. Part of the project extends the existing boardwalk along the beachfront north to Pelican Lane. Mr. 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. Project Coordinator Jerry Haire explained Town staff is working to finalize plans for the project and, "To address the property concerns on the northern extension we have lowered the entire structure one foot to take a little bit of that impact off of the elevation of the frontal dune." He said those structural changes caused a need for other electrical and plumbing changes. Haire said several seating areas along the northern extension of the project were removed to address concerns

from residents that people would congregate in front of their homes creating additional noise. He said, "As far as permitting, we did receive our expected denial of the CAMA permit for the northern extension. That set us up to submit a variance application to CAMA to go to the CRC July 30th and 31st." He said an advertisement will be published seeking bids from contractors on June

16th. After final review of the plans, they will open bids on July 23rd. Haire said a bid could be awarded to a contractor at the Council's August meeting and construction could begin in September with completion anticipated by February of 2015. Fundraising efforts will begin after completion of the project to pay for benches, swings, landscaping and other amenities.

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. The Council unanimously adopted a resolution at their May 15th, 2014 meeting. The resolution stated: WHEREAS, Resolution No.-09-1001, approving and endorsing the formation of CBP3, Inc. was approved by the Town Council for the Town of Carolina Beach on December 8th, 2009; and WHEREAS, Articles of Incorporation for CBP3, Inc. were filed by the Secretary of State of North Carolina on December 1 11th, 2009; and WHEREAS, the Articles of Incorporation for CBP3, Inc. state that CBP3, Inc. should be operated exclusively for charitable and public purposes as determined exclusively by the Town of Carolina Beach Town Council; and WHEREAS, on May 13, 2014, CBP3, Inc. voted to enter into a contract for the sale of all real property owned by CBP3, Inc., for the sum of Two Million One Hundred Thou-

sand Dollars ($2,100,000) subject to and in accordance with NC Gen. Stat. ยง160A-269 and conditioned on the Town Council of the Town of Carolina Beach resolving that: 1. The Town Council of the Town of Carolina Beach shall terminate its existing recorded Option to Purchase prior to the purchaser's purchase of the real property. 2. After the application of the net sales proceeds, the Town will assume all remaining indebtedness resulting from the Financing Agreement entered into between CBP3, Inc. and Branch Banking and Trust Company ("BB&T") December 17, 2009, as modified by subsequent modification agreements dated December 21, 2010 and December 20, 2012. 3. The Town Council, after the upset bid period prescribed by NC. Gen. Stat. ยง160A-269 concludes, shall appoint the highest bidder or its agent to CBP3, Inc.'s Board of Directors until such time as the real property is transferred to the buyer. NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Town of Carolina Beach Town Council that: 1. CBP3, Inc. entering into a contract for the sale of all real property owned by CBP3, Inc. is a public purpose. 2. The Town Council authorizes CBP3, Inc. to enter into a contract for the sale of all real property owned by CBP3, Inc.

pursuant to and in accordance with NC. Gen. Stat. ยง 160A269. 3. The Town Manager and Finance Director shall file all necessary paperwork with the Local Government Commission for the Town to assume all the indebtedness remaining, after application of the net sales proceeds, from the Financing Agreement entered into between CBP3, Inc. and Branch Banking and Trust Company ("BB&T") December 17, 2009, as modified by subsequent modification agreements dated December 21, 2010 and December 20, 2012. 4. Upon conclusion of the upset bid period, the Town Council shall appoint the highest bidder or its agent to the CBP3,Tnc, Board of Directors until such time as the real property is transferred to the buyer. An upset bid process will be followed. Town attorney Noel Fox explained once the buyer agrees to contract terms and the President of the CBP3 Board signs off, the buyer will have to tender a 5% deposit to the Town Clerk. The Town Clerk will publish a notice of the offer which will include a general description of the property, the amount and terms of the offer and advising the public they have ten days raise the bid by not less than 10% of the first $1,000 dollar and then 5% of the remainder.

Fox explained, "It is ten days but its ten days without an upset bid. The reason this process exists is to make certain that you use this competitive way of selling Town property to make sure its going for the highest price possible. If it is upset bid then it would be republished that there had been an upset bid and we would wait another 10 days." The process continues until no upset bids are received within a ten-day period. The terms of the contract are firm. Any upset bid would have to adhere to the existing contract terms. Any changes desired by the buyer will require the matter to come back to the CBP3 Board and Town Council. The Town will owe $2,007,000.00 following the sale of the property. The town will still retain net revenues from the hotels until the properties are officially sold. Councilman Steve Shuttleworth said, "I know a lot of people have said we've already spent a ton of money on the property but I believe Dawn's last summary to us showed where what we spent and what we brought in have now zeroed out. We might be seven to ten thousand dollars to the good so we've been able to catch up on the past efficiencies and the money expended towards remodel on the revenues brought in. So I think that part has been a wash. So

it really hasn't cost the Town another million dollars." He said, "I think Dan's brought up a good point. The future loan balance is going to be $2,007,000 approximately. If you subtract out the $475,000 for the Harbor Master lot that really brings us down to $1.5 and some change." Town Manager Michael Cramer said, "Currently we budget the loan amount, taxes and insurance for approximately $314,000 a year. By going with just these numbers we will end up saving approximately $130,000 annually on what we would end up budgeting." Councilman Shuttleworth said, "If I were a sarcastic person I'd point out that might have covered the cost of a deficiency on a pool but I'll save that for another debate." Mayor Dan Wilcox said, "There has been a lot going back and fourth between CBP3 and Council since the election and all in effort for everybody to wrap their minds around this and try and work towards a situation that would be the most beneficial or least loss to the citizens" and, "I want to thank Steve for all of the work he's put into it and the CBP3 and not just the work in getting everything together, the changes they made previously that resulted in more revenues and less cost due to the reduced interest rate."

benefits. My intent is that if the Council votes tonight to approve the budget, that I would prefer that include the provision of the 80%, taking out the healthcare for dependents so that what I have is a documented trail of what the requirement is supposed to be. What that will effectively do is that it will change what the actual budget figure will be when we expend funds." He said, 'With this budget along with adopting the motion and the resolution for the budget that you also include in there the change to Council benefits so that we have that on record and have that related to the budget. One of the questions that was brought up previously at the workshop was whether or not this was a policy decision or a budget decision. The Council at the time in the workshop suggested that I get together with the Town attorney and get to that issue." He said the attorney said it was a budget issue and not a policy issue. Wilcox said, "So do we want to vote on every other discussion and every other consensus that we gave you. That still makes no sense to me. I will make a motion to approve the budget based on the outline of the compromise for elected officials healthcare, eliminating the coverage for dependents

and reducing the Town coverage for the Council people to 80% and making that even distribution across the board. Somebody has their own private healthcare then they still get the same amount to apply to their private healthcare with the intent that in the next budget cycle we reduce that to 50%." Wilcox said, "My concern with the budget presentation was, had D.A. not got up and asked that question, apparently we weren't going to be told that. I think that should have been part of the presentation if you were going to go do something differently than what we understood at the last meeting." Shuttleworth explained, "I have a question about that motion Mr. Mayor. I was under the impression at the workshop your motion was to reduce Council benefit from 100% to 80% and to reduce dependent contribution from 25% to zero. Tonight you also included a cash equivalent if you chose not to take the health insurance." Wilcox said, "I included that the other day as well. It was part of my consensus." Shuttleworth said, "So now I chose not to take the healthcare I can just take more money?" Wilcox said, "You can take the money and apply it to a private healthcare plan."

Shuttleworth said, "Or I could just take the money... That's a total restructure of the benefit." Council member Sarah Friede said taking the cash equivalent would have tax implications. Wilcox said, "You can't expect a council person to drop their healthcare coverage that they've had and need to maintain in this healthcare environment when they come on Council but also not be subject to any benefit when other people are getting the benefit." Shuttleworth said, "That's historically how it's been. Historically there has been a number of council people that have chosen not to take it." Friede said, "So, we get our benefits cut and you get more cash in your pockets." Shuttleworth said to Doetsch, "That conversation we had Gary was nothing like that. When we talked about the whole idea of the health benefit and cutting back and not cutting it back you said you could go either way but you had made a commitment on the health insurance. I said well what about this compensation and making it equal in cash distribution and you said I think I'm getting paid enough, I told Dan I don't need any cash. Now the motion comes out and well you take

the cash instead." Gary said if Wilcox's motion didn't pass he'd be happy to vote to do away with all of the insurance benefits. Wilcox's motion would allow a Council member to get healthcare through the Town at the 80% coverage or use that towards their own separate policy. Council members could still opt out of receiving the benefit or cash equivalent entirely. The motion passed by a three to two vote. Mayor Wilcox and

Council members Pierce and Doetsch voted in favor. Shuttleworth and Friede voted no. Following the vote Friede said, "Is there some way for the additional money that Steve will actually have to pay the Town to come out of my paycheck because I'm so offended by this. I really am. It's the issue to me. Steve should not have to pay the Town." Wilcox said, "This is not about Steve... this is about a compromise between what was offered which was zero."

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Record Crowds Shag the Day Away on the Beach at the 29th Annual Carolina Beach Music Festival


The Town of Kure Cell Block 2” and “Port Beach and the Pleasure City Shakedown” to Island Chamber of Perform at Boardwalk Commerce present Saturday, July 26th 2014 FREE Summer Concert Series Summertime at the beach is all about sun, sand, waves, seafood and MUSIC! So we're again bringing you our FREE Summer Concert Series held at the Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Area in Kure Beach on the second and fourth Fridays of June, July and August. Bring blankets and chairs for the whole family and prepare to boogie the night away. Come end your work week and see the most beautiful sunsets on the Island overlooking the Cape Fear River while listening to some of the most popular Bands in the area.

This year’s line-up is exceptional in its talent as well as its diversity. The first installment will be Friday, June 13th featuring local favorites “HEART & SOUL” with their laid-back R & B, Soul and Rock & Roll. Following two weeks later on June 27th will be the popular Tasteful Rhythm and Blues offerings of “POLAR BEAR BLUES BAND featuring Harvey Dalton”. For the third installment on July 11th, we will have the well-known “JUSTIN FOX TRIO” with their high-energy Classic Blues See CONCERT, page 16B

On July 26, 2014 the Carolina Beach Boardwalk will feature the music of Wilmington area music acts “Cell Block 2” and “Port City Shakedown”, proudly repre-

sented by GrayScale Entertainment. Both projects are popular in the coastal Carolinas and feature a wide variety of crowd-pleasing See Cell Block, page 16B

3rd “Christmas In July”

The sun was just rising above the horizon when the staff and volunteers of the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce arrived at the Historic Carolina Beach

The Pleasure Island Parrot Heads is kicking off their third annual “Christmas In July” for the children in the Betty H. Cameron Women's & Children's Hospital, located at the New Hanover Medical Center in Wilmington. The Parrot Heads will be bringing gifts to the boys and girls on July 26 who otherwise should be enjoying their sum-

Boardwalk this past Saturday for the 29th Annual Carolina Beach Music Festival. And to their amazement, the line of customers was already forming See MUSIC, page 20B

Crawl for Paws Update The 1st Annual Crawl for Paws fundraiser was held recently on May 17th. The event was formed to help the Carolina Beach Police Department K9 unit with its funding needs for new dogs and related equipment. Wayne Rouse, who serves on the Police Advisory Committee, discussed the need with Tim Morrison and Harry Wade. Together, they came up with See CRAWL, page 17B

Boardwalk Blast Weekly Events Last week kicked off the Season for Pleasure Island and the Carolina Beach Downtown Initiative along with the Chamber and Town kept residents and tourist alike busy with a slew of great events to enjoy all Summer long! Tuesdays come out to the Boardwalk for Family Night!

Enjoy games, prizes, surprise characters, raffles, bouncy house and so much more! Lynne and Wave Works Entertainment will be o hand most weeks heading up new games and dancing! July 1st, 22nd, August 5th and 26th No Sleeves Magic will be out to perform. Voted "Best Party

Entertainer," 6 years in a row by the Wilmington Parent Magazine, No Sleeves Magic is dedicated to delivering professional and one-of-a-kind family entertainment. Wednesdays join your Family and Friends at the Gazebo Stage in Carolina Beach at the Historic See EVENTS, page 9B

CB ARTS & ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE HOST, PERFORMING ARTS NIGHT, WITH TALENT AT THE BOARDWALK GAZEBO This Saturday, June 7, and Saturday, August 9, 7:30 PM 9:30 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. See CB ARTS, page 17B

THIS WEEK’S CHAMBER FREE SUNDAY NIGHT SUMMER MOVIE “BIG MIRACLE” This Sunday come out to the Carolina Beach Lake for the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce’s FREE Movie with the true-life adventure BIG MIRACLE (2012-PG) will be

on June 8th followed on June 15th by the ever-popular DESPICABLE ME 2 (PG-2013). On June 22nd, we are bringing the new wacky science experiment gone wrong adventure -

CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 (PG – 2014). On June 29th, we will present MONSTERS UNIVERSITY (PG 2012) followed See MOVIE, page 9B

DON’T MISS THE CAROLINA BEACH FARMERS MARKET NOW IN FULL SWING As you plan activities for this weekend be sure to include spending some time wandering through the Carolina Beach Farmer’s Market. Now in its fifth year, this “island-style”

market is held every Saturday from 8:00am to 1:00pm and is located around the lake in Carolina Beach. Free parking is provided. On the summer holiday week-

ends, in addition to the regular farmer’s market vendors the lake livens up with an additional influx of artists and crafters of all types. See MARKET, page 9B

mer on vacation. In addition to personal gifts for the children, the hospital always needs items in the playroom for all the children hospitalized to enjoy. Toys, games, coloring books, crayons, markers, arts & craft supplies, X-Box 360 games, plush toys, rattles and other items for newborns are always needed. See JULY, page 16B


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

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

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

the Best Party of the Summer! Tickets $45.00. ONLINE WWW.KIDSMAKINGIT.ORG . or call 910 -763-6001 ext. 108 Kids Making It is a nationally recognized youth entrepreneurship program, teaching See HIPPIE, page 13B

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

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

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

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

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

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

Local Art Instructor Ken Withrow wins 3rd Place in Art Contest Kure Beach resident and watercolor painting instructor, Ken Withrow, is a 3rd place winner in the Summer Regional Show at Franklin Square Gallery in Southport,

WILMINGTON, N.C. – On Saturday, June 21, the fifth annual Stormfest will blow into Cape Fear Museum of History and Science. This community service

event, sponsored by Time Warner Cable’s Connect a Million Minds and Duke Energy, is designed to heighten awareness, increase preparedSee Stormfest, page 9B

North Carolina. Ken is pleased with winning, but is more excited and proud of his students also being accepted in the juried exhibition of Summer See LOCAL ART, page 17B

Saturday Rec. at Joe Eakes Park Beginning on June 7th, we will have the open recreation activities from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at Joe Eakes Park, located on the corner of K and 7th Avenues. Bocce ball, basket ball, tennis, and disc golf equipment will be available for

check out. You need to sign out the equipment you want to use and return it when you are done. We will be using the wooden structure next to the tennis courts for check out. If you have any questions contact Bob at (910) 458-8216.

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

Students will learn basic guitar techniques and songs. As they progress, they will also be introduced to the bass guitar, keyboard, and drums. Guitar See GUITAR, page 17B

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

5th Annual Stormfest will blow into Cape Fear Museum of History and Science on June 21st

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.

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.

Tennis Ladder We have a singles ladies tennis ladder that is awaiting your participation. We currently have over 15 members and can always use more.

The cost is just $5, with checks made payable to Town of Kure Beach. For more information contact Bob at (910) 458-8216.

Kure Beach has Commemorative Opportunities on the Boardwalk

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

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

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

Cameron Art Museum Announces Nationally Renowned Artist Willie Cole’s to preform June 29th

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 • Tuesday/Thursday – Kure Beach Aikido: Children’s class is 6-7 pm, Adult’s class is 7-9 pm. To register call (919) 8183046

• 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

Wilmington, NC— In observation of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act (July 2, 1964) Cameron Art Museum, in collaboration with Countywide

Community Development Corporation of Navassa, NC presents the exhibition School Pride: The Eastern NC Story An Installation by Willie Cole See Willie Cole, page 19B

• Friday – Friday Variety: Magic & Music, 6:30-10 pm. It’s Magic! show followed by the classic rock of Quilted Sky • Saturday – Art in the Park: Watercolor Workshop, 9 am-4 pm. Cost is $30 to participate. Call Town Hall for more info (910) 458-8216. • Sunday – Boogie in the Park: Uncle Hairy, 5-8 pm. Free concert in the park with mainstream Rock & Soul of

Uncle Hairy. • Monday – Turtle Talks, 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.

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

April 2014 Programs at N.C. Aquarium at Ft. Fisher BEHIND THE SCENES • AQUARIST APPRENTICE - Saturdays, June 14, 21, 28 at 2 p.m. - Check out a dirty job you’re sure to love. Join staff on a behind-the-scenes tour and learn about Aquarium animals, what they eat, how they live, and how to care for them. Then, assist aquarists with food preparation and help feed the animals. Participants also observe aquarists during daily care and maintenance tasks. This limited opportunity is only open to 10 participants. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes and be prepared to smell fishy. For ages 10 and older. Ages 14 and

younger must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $25 for ages 13 and older, $23 for ages 1012. Aquarium admission included. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. • BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR - Sundays, June 15, 22, 29 at 11:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m., Mondays, June 16, 23, 30 at 11:15 a.m., Tuesdays, June 17, 24 at 11:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m., Wednesdays, June 11, 18, 25 at 11:15 a.m., Thursdays, June 12, 19, 26 at 11:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m., Fridays, June 13, 20, 27 at 11:15 a.m., Saturdays, June 14, 21, 28 at 11:15 a.m. Check out a dirty job you’re See Aquarium, page 9B

June Meeting Monday, June 16th at 6:30 PM (early due to pot-luck) The Federal Point Historic Preservation Society will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, June 16, 6:30 pm at the Federal Point History Center, 1121-A North Lake Park Blvd., adjacent to Carolina Beach Town Hall. In lieu of our usual program, we will enjoy our annual sum-

mer potluck. Please bring a favorite dish to share with the group. If the weather behaves you might also want to bring a lawn chair. This is always a wonderful time to visit with old friends, but also a great time to introduce new people. please bring a friend or neighbor who might be interested in joining.

UP COMING MEETINGS Monday July 21, 2014: Membership Meeting. 7:309:00 pm. Wilmington entrepreneur, Sam Leake, will talk about the life and times of the South’s most famous General, Robert E. Lee. 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 prescious resource. Monday September 15, See MEETING, page 9B

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

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

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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 19B

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

KML Preschool to Hold Wednesday “Mother’s Morning Out” During Summer Morning Out" type program here throughout the summer. Starting on the first Wednesday in June (June 4) through the last Wednesday in August (August 27) - all rising 2 year old through rising See Wednesday’s page 17B

Kure Memorial Lutheran News Beach Worship, Church Yard Sale, Faith on Tap and Much More.

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


Last week Kure Memorial Lutheran Preschoolers held several end of year activities including performances and a graduation for those moving on to kindergarten in the Fall. The preschool will be opening an one day a week "Mother's



Washington, D.C. — Visit the iBookstore today to download a free copy of Pope Francis: A Pope of Firsts from Religion News Service. This new ibook offers a collection of stories and graphics about Pope Francis. The book covers Pope

Francis’s election and early days in office, to his impact as the first Latin American and first Jesuit to rise to the papacy. Download your free copy today by searching “Religion News” in the iBookstore. See RELIGON, page 17B

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

coffee/water and donuts are 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 See SUNDAY, page 13B

“But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31. BEACH WORSHIP: Our Beach Worship “season” began on Wednesday, May 28, and will continue each Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. through September at the Kure Beach Faith Center at the “F” Avenue beach access in Kure Beach. Martin Luther said “God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars.” Join us for inspiration on God’s beautiful seashore. We have a new sound system and a lineup of

guest musicians to lead us in music. All are welcome. We hope you will join us! SUNDAY SCHEDULE: 9:00 Sunday School 10:00 Worship 11:00 Fellowship Time 4:30 Youth Group Faith on Tap : Monday, June 16, 7:00 p.m. - Hang Ten Grill - This is a young(er) adult ministry opened to all. Come check it out! Join us for a beverage, a bite to eat, and join the discussion. Bring your friends and neighbors. Parking is free after 7:00 p.m. Surfin’ on God’s Grace, Pastor: Dan Keck 910-458-5266 Website:

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

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

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


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2014 SandBlast Tournament

Sports Heat Advisory NHCS Announces Outdoor Athletics Heat Advisory Guidelines The New Hanover County Schools (NHCS) Athletics Department announces guidelines regarding summer athletics safety. These guidelines are effective beginning July 1, 2014 and run through the fourteen scheduled practice days AFTER the first official day of Fall sports; or when school practice hours begin --whichever occurs first. Safe practice times can vary slightly when SIGNIFICANT climate changes are noted (rain, major cloud coverage, relative humidity at least 10% lower than average at start time, temperature at least 10

degrees cooler than average at start time). The heat index spikes drastically around 9:30 a.m. and drops around 6:00 p.m. during the summer. Temperatures have exceeded full equipment safe zones by 7:30 a.m. on some days so coaches are advised to be aware. The safety guidelines are as follows: • Pads, helmets and all other protective equipment must be removed any time the heat index reaches 96º. • All practices must be See HEAT, page 17B

Justin Lehn and Kerry Leonard win The Wilmington Road Runners Club new Scholarship Program The Wilmington Road Runners Club (WRRC) inaugurated a new scholarship program for high school seniors in the Cape Fear Region that includes New Hanover, Pender and New Brunswick Counties. The 2014 winners are Justin Lehn from Coastal Christian High School and Kerry Leonard from E.A. Laney High School. Applicants were selected based on performance as a cross country or track athlete as well as extracurricular activities and demonstrated leadership. Bill Malchano, WRRC Scholarship Selection

Over 100 Teams gathered at Fort Fisher for the 2014 SandBlast Beach Soccer Tournament held at the Fort Fisher State Recreation Area this past Saturday and Sunday.

This event is a wonderful event that brings families to Pleasure Island from all over the State and Beyond. Below are the results or you can log onto pleasureislandsoc- for more information. Day 1 • U8/9G – This division had 4 total teams and the teams and the 1st Place team was decided based on points. In the 1st day of

the U8/9 Girls Brush Dental Care won their 1st game over Masonboro Family Medicine 11-5 and then won their 2nd game 7-6 over Moon Jelles. See SandBlast, page 12&16B

20th Annual Youth Pier Fishing Tournament 5 – 9 Year Old Winner: Nathan Shields (1.25 lbs Pompano) 10 – 15 Year Old Winner: Nick Skinner (.70 lbs Toadfish) The Carolina Beach Parks and Recreation Department had over 100 kids participate in the 20th Annual Youth Pier Fishing Tournament at the Kure Beach Pier on Saturday, June 7th, 2014. The kids and their par-

Committee Chair, found selecting the winners particularly difficult. “It wasn’t easy picking just two winners from such a great bunch of applicants. To help make our selection remain as most objective as possible, applicant names, schools and coaches were temporarily deleted from the forms,” said Malchano. Coach Aaron Kolk said that Lehn “has been my most dedicated athlete since I’ve been head coach at Coastal. Not only a phenomenal runner but he is quite the leader as well, always setting an example See WRRC, page 13B

Roller Derby News Roller Derby Double Header, June 21st Cape Fear All Stars vs. Chattanooga Roller Girls Cape Fear Black Harrts vs. G-Force Doors open at 4pm- games 5pm and 7pm and all Proceeds benefiting Coastal Animal

Rescue Effort (C.A.R.E.) WILMINGTON, NC - The Cape Fear Roller Girls next home game will be on Saturday, June 21- a double header featuring visiting teams from See Roller Derby, page 16B

SOCCER NEWS Hammerheads, Energy End in 2-2 Draw

ents were lined-up early to receive their fishing rod, shirt and bait for only $2.00 and 2 canned food items. There were over 200 nonperishable canned food items donated to the

Federal Point Help Center. There were a variety of fish caught during our event. The winners for largest fish are as follows: 5 – 9 Year Old Winners:

First: Nathan Shields (1.25 lbs Pompano); Second: Jarrett Quinlan (1.0 lbs Spadefish); Third: Ashley Stephens (.90 lbs Mullet). 10 – 15 Year Old See YOUTH, page 13B

Wilmington Hammerheads FC and Oklahoma City Energy FC ended in a 2-2 draw at Legion Stadium on Friday night. This is the only meeting between the two teams during the USL PRO regular season. Forward Sammy Ochoa scored the first goal of the match in the 45th minute off an assist by Mickael Oliveira breaking his tie from teammate Steven Miller and becoming the See SOCCER, page 19B

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2014 Spring Pleasure Island Soccer Association TEAM PHOTO’S (MORE NEXT WEEK)

(Pictured Above): U9G - CBHF Engineers.

(Pictured Above): U9G - Kate’s Pancake House.

(Pictured Above): U9G - State Farm David Ward.

(Pictured Above): U10G - Pleasure Island Insurance.

(Pictured Above): U11/12G - Fuzzy Peach.

(Pictured Above): U11/12G - NRL Builders.

(Pictured Above): U11/12G - Subsurface Support.

(Pictured Above): U11/12G - Seahawks Soccer Camps.


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(Pictured Above): Neil Clark shows off a nice flounder he picked up last week.

(Pictured Above): Some of the Winners from Saturday's flounder tournament. (see Hook Line & Sinker story)

Wildlife Commission Fish Attractor Study Receives National Award CAPT MIKE HARRISON Lucy’s Choice Bay Charters

June 9, 2014 Last Saturday the Got-emon Live Bait Club held another exciting Flounder fishing tournament. It was the first of the 2014 series of 5 Donnie Harrill Cup Flounder Memorial events. Participants compete for points that will accumulate through the five tournaments, and at the end of the year the top ten anglers will be announced and receive awards. The First Place finisher will have his/her name engraved on the Donnie Harrill Memorial Flounder Cup, located at the Historic Fisher Fort Preservation Society. Club

members met on Friday night at the Lazy Pirate for registration and fellowship. Saturday morning at sunrise the fishing began. Previous Cup Winner, Ted Connor, brought in the day’s heaviest flatfish, weighing in at 6.75 pounds. Second place was another NC Citation fish caught by John Theodorakis. Third, Fourth and Fifth finishers Saturday were Ryan Higgins, Dennis Rood, and Hunter Ford. Congratulations to them and all those who took part in that exciting event. There were a total of 90 club members registered to fish. Good Show Live Bait Club!


The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission recently received the 2013 Sport Fish Restoration Outstanding Project award in the category of Research and Surveys, for its evaluation of fish attractors. Mike Stone, president of the American Fisheries Society Administration Section, presented a commemorative plaque to Jessica Baumann, the Commission’s fisheries biologist who oversaw the fish attractor study, at the Commission’s May business meeting in Raleigh. Baumann’s research project was entitled “Using the DIDSON to Evaluate the Effectiveness of Different Fish Attractors in Turbid Reservoirs.” She worked with other Wildlife Commission See AWARD, page 19B

(Pictured Above): Jessica Baumann accepts the AFS award from Mike Stone as (from left to right) David Hart, Corey Oakley and Brian McRae look on.

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New Hanover County Schools Seeking Businesses to Participate in 2014-2015 Employee Vendor Fair New Hanover County Schools (NHCS) invites local businesses and organizations to participate in the NHCS’ Employee Vendor Fair on Friday, August 22, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The fair will be held in the Ashley High School gymnasium, located at 555 Halyburton Memorial Parkway, Wilmington, NC. This is an excellent opportunity for businesses to market services/products, as well as offer incentives, to approximately 3,700 NHCS employees. Live entertainment, wellness assessments, and other

activities will all be a part of this exciting event. The NHCS’ Employee Vendor Fair has been developed by the Public Relations Department of NHCS to expose local businesses to one of the largest employers in New Hanover County and foster community partnerships. The fair will be the only major opportunity for businesses to directly connect with NHCS employees during the 2014-15 school year. A participation fee of $150 is required. Corporate sponsorships are See VENDER, page 9B

Author Jonathan Miller Visits CBES

Ashley High School Marine Science Academy Students Receive Scholarships

Ashley High School Marine Science Academy seniors Griffin Bryn and Madison Jennings-Gilbert were awarded first place in the Marine Science Education Partnership

video contest on May 29, 2014, at the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. The students will share a $600 cash prize. Griffin will be attending See ASHLEY, page 13B

Author and illustrator Jonathan Miller stopped by Carolina Beach Elementary School last week and autographed copies of his books for students. Miller shared his inspirations for the stories and the process used for the illustrations, each image was built by cutting and layering color paper which is a very tedious process taking on average 30 hours per page. The books are

from his “The Adventures of Sammy the Wonder Dachshund” series including Sammy in Space, Sammy on Safari and Sammy’s last week in Charlotte. For more information on the Author or to purchase any of his books visit, you can also follow “The Adventures of Sammy the Wonder Dachshund” on Facebook and Twitter.

CBES After-Schoolers Create Firehouse Dogs Last week Ms. Jessica and her after school group made stuffed animals to give to a local Fire Station. The simple pattern was the shape of a dog and will be given to children who have been involved in house fires. Carolina Beach Elementary School After School Program promotes quality care for our school age students at an affordable price. The program offers outside play, physical fitness, nutrition, fun activities, and homework time. Students will

be in groups according to their grade level. The after school program is a service to provide a convenient place for our students to go when parents/guardians work beyond the normal school hours. We encourage you to give us feedback as we continue to improve the program. Please contact Lyndsay Bell, After School Program Coordinator, for more information at (910) 458-4340 ext. 501. You can also find rates and info at

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

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

Easy Ways YOU Can Support Carolina Beach Elementary If you want to find a way to do your part to support Carolina Beach Elementary School’s PTO by simply doing your everyday activities, look no further! Here are a few ways you can do your part! Box Tops for Education and Campbell’s Soup Labels: Please cut the Box Top's for Education from your food items and send them to your child's classroom. We will receive money to purchase equipment for school. Visit for more information. Food Lion: Link your MVP card at Food Lion and a portion of the proceeds from your sale will be donated to our school. To register for the program ,

call 1-800-210-9569 or register online. Friends and family can register, too! Visit for more information. Harris Teeter: Link your VIC card at Harris Teeter and a portion of the proceeds from your sale will be donated to our school. Before your sale is processed you must mention your school code, 4714. Visit ault.aspx?pageId=292 for more information. Target: Target will donate 1% of all purchases made using your Target Visa or your Target Guest Card to our school. On the Target site type in our school name. Visit See SUPPORT, page 16B


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FREE Cardio Dance Fusion by Jazzercise® Classes Are you looking to try a new class incorporating cardio and strength training? Cardio Dance Fusion by Jazzercise® is the class for you! Bring a friend and try out this class for FREE!!!! Choose from one of the following FREE Cardio Dance Fusion Classes: • Tuesday, June 3rd • Thursday, June 5th

• Saturday, June 7th Only one free class per person. All participants must be a Recreation Center Member or pay the daily guest fee prior to attending class. Please go online and check our entire fitness schedule at or call 458-2977 for additional information.

Community Pilates Instructor Sophina White is teaching Community Pilates. This is a Pilates Class for all levels of experience. Pilates will increase your strength, flexibility and control of your body. The classes meet every Monday and Wednesday from 9:30 – 10:30 am. Cost is only

$10.00 per participant. All participants must be a Recreation Center Member or pay the daily guest fee prior to attending class. Please go online and check our entire fitness schedule at or call 458-2977 for additional information.

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

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

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

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

Introduction to Yoga Please join us for our Introduction to Yoga Class! Instructor Tamara Cairns will teach yoga basics as you take time for yourself, slowing down life’s pace and learning the fundamentals of this ancient healing art. This class focuses on yoga postures, breath work and all yoga essentials are introduced and explored in a calm

and nurturing 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.

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

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

June 11th and 25th from 6:00 – 7:00 pm. Cost is only $5.00 per participant. All participants must be Recreation Center members or pay the daily guest fee plus the rate of the class. For more information, please contact the Recreation Center at (910) 458-2977.

Boardwalk Beach Pilates Enjoy exercise outdoors! Join Sophina White for Boardwalk Beach Pilates at the Carolina Beach Oceanfront Stage. Classes are every Saturday from 7:00 - 8:00 am. Cost is just $10.00 per participant with ages 12 and under

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Belly Dancing Class starting 6/8 Instructor Christina Fatum is teaching our new Belly Dancing class! Our FREE “Open House” will be on Sunday, June 8th at 3:00 pm. We will offer Belly Dancing every Sunday beginning June 15th from 3:00 – 4:00 pm. Cost is $9.00 for every drop-in

participant or purchase a 6class package for $50.00. 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.

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

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

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

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

Barre Class starting in June! Join Christina Dees for our NEW Barre Class! This uniquely fun workout fuses ballet, dance, yoga and pilates into an enjoyable and high-energy experience. It’s open to all levels and no prior experience is required. Class is every Tuesday from 10:30 – 11:30

am. Cost is $6.00 per participant or purchase a 5-class 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.

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

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

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

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

MOVIE from page 1B by our Independence Day weekend selection with this years’ NUT JOB (PG 2014). Halfway through our summer season on July 13th, we present the greatest Turkey Movie of all time – FREE BIRDS (PG 2013) followed by Disney’s SUPER BUDDIES (G 2013) on July 20th. For our tenth selection of the season,

we offer the environmental sensitive HOOT (PG 2006) on July 27th followed by this years’ popular THE LEGO MOVIE (PG 2014) on August 3rd. For all of our turtle lovers, we offer up A TURTLE TALE’S 2: SAMMY’S ESCAPE FROM PARADISE (PG 2012) on August 10th followed by TAD THE LOST EXPLORER (PG 2012) on

August 17th. This year’s Classic Night on August 24th will feature the 1961 Best Picture Acadamy Award winner WEST SIDE STORY. We closeout the season on Labor Day Weekend (August 31st) with Disney’s soon-to-be classic PLANES (PG 2013). We are happy to offer popcorn, candy, soft drinks, cotton

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

AQUARIUM from page 2B 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 Mondays, June 16, 23, 30 at 2 p.m., Wednesdays, June 11, 18, 25 at 2 p.m. Fridays, June 6, 13, 20, 27 at 2 p.m. - Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at an Aquarium? Space for animal holding, husbandry, life support systems, and access to exhibits is hidden behind the aquarium walls. If you have ever cared for a home aquarium, you may have some idea of what it takes to operate a collection of salt and freshwater exhibits, with hundreds of animals. Accompany aquarium staff on a guided tour of animal quarantine, life support, food preparation, and access areas. This unique opportunity is limited to 10 participants.

Children under 8 are not permitted. Children between 8 and 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Fee: $15.00 for adults and $13.00 for children 17 and under. Aquarium admission included. NC Aquarium Society Members pay $9.00 per participant. FOR CHILDREN • FINS AND FAMILY TOUR - Tuesdays, June 17, 24 at 2 p.m. and Thursdays, June 12, 19, 26 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 fin-tastic 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, June 14, 21, 28 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. • SALT MARSH AND CRABBING - Friday, June 27 at 8 a.m. - Join us for this hands-on program that introduces participants to the challenge of catching blue crabs. Lessons in crab biology and crabbing equipment prepare participants for an exciting expedition outdoors to catch (and release) crabs. All bait and equipment is provided. For ages 7 and older. Fee: $19 for ages 13 and older, $17 for ages 7-12. Aquarium admission included. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED. • SURF FISHING WORKSHOP - Tuesdays, June 10, 17, 24 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. P R E R E G I S T R AT I O N 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. • NATURE PATROL June 16 – 20 at 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Ages: 7-9, 10-12 or June 23 – 27 at 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Ages: 5-6, 7-9, 10-12 - Do your kids love to go outside and explore nature? If so, then this is the camp for them! Campers will learn basic animal observation skills while patrolling different local habitats. Join the Aquarium on its mission to conserve and protect North Carolina’s aquatic environments. Fee: $230. P R E R E G I S T R AT I O N REQUIRED • COASTAL CRUSee Aquarium, page 17B

VENDER from page 7B also available for $1,000, which include acknowledgement in all advertisements, including social media; participation and choice placement of

table in Vendor Fair; and company logo on event program and banner. Space is available on a first come, first serve basis. Those interested in participating or who would like to

obtain more information about the NHCS Employee Vendor Fair, should contact Heather Miller at heather.miller or (910) 254-4245 by Monday, July 21, 2014.

MEETING from page 2B 2014: Membership Meeting. 7:30-9:00 pm. Norm Melton, will talk about his personal experiences while “Growing Up on the Carolina Beach Boardwalk.” Monday October 20, 2014: MembershipMeeting. 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. 7:30-9:00 pm. LeRae Umfleet, of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources will return to us with her program on “Women in

World War One.” Monday December 15, 2014: Holiday Potluck 6:309:00 pm. ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. They are held at the Federal Point History Center, 1121-A North Lake Park Blvd. (Just south of the Carolina Beach Town Hall.) Visit the History Center, open Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays 10-4. For more information call: 910-458-0502. From the Friends of Fort Fisher Looking for Descendents! The Friends of Fort Fisher are gathering contact information for any decendents of soldiers involved in

the building of Fort Fisher or any of the other forts in the Cape Fear area. They would also like to find decendents of men who fought in the battles for Fort Fisher, Fort Holmes, Fort Caswell, Fort Johnston, and Fort Anderson, as well as blockade runner captains, crew and pilots, basically anyone who was involved in the Wilmington Campaign. Visit their website at: for links to projects and events including the 150th Battle reenactment and the descendents reunion in January 2015. Contact John Golden at for more information.

Gazette, June 11th, 2014 9B Beachbilly Brothers, July 17th EVENTS from page 1B Boardwalk (Cape Fear Blvd. & Dubtown Cosmonauts, July Canal Drive) at 6:30 pm to play 24th Jack Jack 180, July 31st CASH BINGO under the set- Mark Roberts Band, August ting sun on beautiful Pleasure 7th 40 East, August 14th Drew Island. Thursdays from 6:30 Smith Band and August 21st until 9:30 enjoy Fireworks by Lynne and the Wave. the Sea and Gazebo Live music and fireworks Entertainment! are help every Thursday with This Thursday Mighty the exception of Friday August McFly will be playing their 29th for Labor Day weekend. incendiary Energy Music, June For updated on any of these 5th Machine Gun, June 12th great events find the Carolina Chris Bellamy Band, June 19th Beach Downtown Initiative on Eastbound, June 28th L Shape Facebook or visit cbdowntownLit, July 3rd Massive Grass and Southern Trouble, July 10th ON SALE from page 7B walking along the beach when he noticed a boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean. Approaching the boy, he asked, “What are you doing?” The youth replied, “Throwing starfish back into the ocean. The surf is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them back, they’ll die.” “Son,” the man said, “don’t you realize there are miles and

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

STORMFEST from page 2B ness and encourage families to explore the science of weather. It runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and is free and open to the public. Engage in fun, hands-on weather experiments with Cape Fear Museum educators throughout the Museum. Talk to meteorologists from Time Warner Cable News, WECT and WWAY—and deliver your own forecast in front of the green screen! National Weather Service will show off its fivefoot-tall cyclone simulator. Get your weather radio programmed. Discover local resources for severe weather preparedness, response and recovery. Train to be a National Weather Service Skywarn Storm Spotter. Representatives from the local chapter of the American Red Cross, A.R.E.S Amateur Radio, New Hanover County Emergency Management, New Hanover County Public Library, Senior Resource Center, Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Catastrophe Readiness will be located throughout the Museum to discuss hurricane

preparedness and offer tips on keeping your family safe during severe weather. New for families in 2014! Explore convection with a water-mixing experiment, blow objects away with an AirZooka, inflate a balloon with heat, make it rain, and crush a can with air pressure! Discover world weather on the Museum’s Magic Planet and make weather tools you can use at home. Win great prizes! Cape Fear Museum of History and Science, a department of New Hanover County, is open 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Sunday; Memorial Day through Labor Day. Normal admission rates are $7 for adults; $6 for students, seniors and military with valid ID; $4 for children 6-17; and free for children 5 and under. Museum members are admitted free. New Hanover County residents’ free day is the first Sunday of each month. The Museum is located at 814 Market Street in historic downtown Wilmington, NC. More information:


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WRRC from page 4B for others.” Lehn, also the varsity soccer team’s captain, ran a personal best of 1:56 for the 800 last week. Other personal records include 4:28 for the mile and 9:55 for 3,200 meters. He plans to compete for the University of Missouri next fall. A National Honor Society member as well as team captain, Kerry Leonard was regional cross country champion in 2012 and 2013. Voted 2013 Conference MVP, Leonard clocked a18:28 5k along with times of 5:08 for the metric mile and a 2:22 for the 800. Last year, Leonard completed a rare “distance trifecta” winning the 800, 1,600 and 3,200 events to help Laney H.S. win the Mideastern Conference track championships. She won the “trifecta” again at this year’s championship. Sam Bobbitt, her coach, admires Leonard teamwork. “She has taken on the role of motivator – inspiring and encouraging all runners to do their best whether from Laney or other schools.” Leonard, who also helps

coach the Noble Track Club, plans to run for Appalachia State. Michael Bryrd, WRRC President, noted that the new program underscores the club’s purpose. “Among our long list of endeavors, the scholarship program is especially gratifying. Our mission is to promote and reward running at all ages and levels in the Lower Cape Fear Region. Our scholarship program recognizes student athletes while providing financial assistance to further their education and running career.” said Byrd. Scholarship winners are ambassadors for the sport according to Byrd. “They are true local celebrities and role models for young runners, encouraging others to follow in their ‘fast’ footsteps. Our sport is more than just running. We encourage complete development that includes scholarship, community involvement, leadership and character. “ The club plans to invite scholarship winners to participate in local club events. For details and an application for the WRRC scholarship program, go to

ASHLEY from page 7B the University of North Carolina Wilmington this fall; Madison will be attending Cape Fear Community College. The students prepared a two-minute video on the different types of Vibrio species found in North Carolina coastal waters, including details about

their preferred environments, how the bacteria harm humans, and how best to minimize the impact of these bacteria on humans. The project is sponsored by the University of North Carolina Institute of Marine Science, Duke University Marine Laboratory, and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

YOUTH from page 4B Winners: First: Nick Skinner (.70 lbs Toadfish); Second: Nick Skinner (0.35 lb Blue); Third: Hannah Barnes (0.35 lb Spot). We also raffled-off many prizes to the kids who participated. The Town of Carolina Beach Parks and Recreation Department would like to thank all of our sponsors who made

this event possible: Carolina Beach Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee, Kure Beach Fishing Pier, Island Tackle and Hardware, Blackburn Brothers Seafood, Island Gazette and Charlie Thomas, weighmaster from the Got ‘Em On Live Bait Club. We hope to see everyone again next year!

Gazette, June 11th, 2014 13B driven album. SUNDAY from page 3B smile. So, stop in at High Tides Yes, if his name sounds on Sunday morning at 10 a.m. familiar, it is because he is a to get a smile and spirit through member of the band Beachbilly the message received. He is Brothers that plays at different also working on a worship- venues in the area. HIPPIE from page 2B woodworking and vocational skills to at-risk youth from age 8 into young adulthood. Our goal is for KMI youth to stay out of trouble, stay in school, graduate and go on to the workforce or college, thereby maturing into successful adults.

Through the design/build process, KMI youth learn patience, pride, perseverance, confidence, teamwork and selfesteem, building character and learning the truth of actions and consequences. Learn more about us at: Kids Making It Woodworking Program


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16B Gazette, June 11th, 2014 for educational purposes. We SUPPORT from page 7B rporate/page.jsp?contentId=PR are a 501(c)(3) organization. A D03-001811 for more informa- donation is tax deductible. If tion. Used or new technology your child doesn’t attend school needed! CBES PTO is looking but you would like to help, you for anyone willing to donate may drop off your any of the iTouch, iPod, Kindle, or Nook above at the front counter durdevices for our students to use ing regular school hours. ROLLER DERBY from page 7B Tennessee and Gastonia, NC. CFRG will be hosting the Chattanooga Roller Girls from Chattanooga, TN and G-Force from Gastonia, NC at the CFCC Schwartz Center in Downtown Wilmington. Doors open at 4:00pm with the starting whistle at 5:00pm. Tickets can be purchased online at Brown Paper Tickets, or in person at Jellybeans Skating Center or from any CFRG Skater. Cape Fear Community College's Schwartz Center is located at 601 N Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door, $5 for children 610, and parking is free. Concessions will be provided, merchandise is available for purchase, and there will be a meet-n-greet with the Girls directly following the bout. A portion of the proceeds will go to benefit Coastal

Animal Rescue Effort. About Cape Fear Roller Girls - Cape Fear Roller Girls are Wilmington’s only local Women’s Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) sanctioned league. CFRG, an entirely volunteer-run organization, is made up of strong, independent women of all ages and from all walks of life. Established in 2005 with just a few members, Cape Fear Roller Girls now boasts a league of over 30 women from Wilmington and other local communities. Roller derby is one of the fastest-growing sports, because there's no other like it in the world. With the ultimate blend of speed and agility, skill and strategy, bone-chilling spills and hard-hitting thrills, derby is pure entertainment on wheels. We have been playing to sold out crowds all season! Thank you for your support.

JULY from page 1B You can help by putting your pocket change in the donation jar located on the counter in the following

Pleasure Island locations: Big Apple Bakery, Domino’s Pizza, Island Hots, Ocean Beach Store, Subway, Zaak Grill, Squigley’s Ice Cream Gift

Shop, WINGS Beach Stores (both locations), Frank’s Pizza, Primrose Cottage, Carolina Beach Convenience Store (Cape Fear Blvd), Kure Beach

Diner, FROYOZ frozen yogurt shop, Blue Reef Beach Store, and American Legion Post 139.

CONCERT from page 1B & Southern Rock. Rounding out the halfway point of the summer on July 25th, everyone’s favorite out of Myrtle Beach, SC – THE MARK ROBERTS BAND followed by

Kure Beach’s very own Bluegrass Maestros “SOUTH OF K” on August 8th. Closing out our 2014, Series will be “BAKKWOODZ” featuring Clasic Country selections with a hard-driving attitude!

Coolers are allowed so pack your picnic and enjoy dinner to the grooves of live music - for free! However we do ask that you please do NOT bring pets or glass. Beverages, food and snacks will be for sale on site

by the Base. Please contact the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce if you have questions and do not forget to check out our exciting Pleasure Island Calendar of Events.

SandBlast from page 4B Moon Jelles won their 1st game over Girl Power 6-5. Masonboro Family Medicine won their 2nd game by a goal over Moon Jelles 7-6. * U9G – Group A was lead by Pelican’s who won their 1st game 6-2 over Beach Charms and another victory 10-0 against Masonboro Family Medicine. Chick-Fil-A won their 1st game 8-5 but lost to Land Sharks 4-2 in their last game. Land Sharks lead the way for the B Group after day 1 after their wins over Sand Dragons 4-2 and ChickFil-A 4-2. Masonboro Family Medicine was able to pull into 2nd Place in the A Group after winning their 2nd game 4-2 over Beach Charms. • U10G – At the end of the Day Black Widows was in 2nd after winning there 1st game 53, but falling to Riptides 3-1 in there 2nd game. Riptides won there 1st game 5-4 and there 2nd to take 1st Place after day 1 in Group A. In Group BSouth Side won both there games 5-1 over Northside Kickers and 8-1 over Sand Shredders. Northside Kickers was able to bounce back after their loss with a win over Sand Shredders to move into 2nd Place. • U11G – CF Waves won both there games 10-0 and 8-1 to take 1st Place after Day 1. Surf Babes was able Surf Babes was able to move into 2nd Place after a 4-4 tie against The Fish Tales and a 3-1 win over Beach Bums. The Fish Tales stood in 3rd Place after Day 1 with a 0-11 record. • U12G Green – Freedom won both there games 4-0 over The Giant Squids and 4-1 over Muscleworx Fitness to take 1st Place after Day 1. Muscleworx Fitness won their 1st game 10-3

over sweetwater but lost their 2nd putting them into 2nd Place. Also moving into 2nd Place was the Giant Squids after winning their 2nd game 6-0. • U12G Blue – The Storm stood in 1st Place after day 1 winning both there games 13-2 over Eventon and 5-1 over Sand Angels. In 2nd Place after Day 1 was Shock Waves who won there 1st game 11-3 but lost there 2nd 4-2 to Sand Angels. Tied for 3rd Place was Eventon and Sand Angels. Eventon lost to The Sotrm but then defeated Lightning Strikes 7-5, while Sand Angels lost to The Storm but defeated Shock Waves. • U13G – Beach Babes was able to sit in 1st Place after Day in the A Group after their 7-2 win over Sand Strikers and 6-3 over Beach Babes. Sand Strikers and Quick Sand Girlz were able to tie for 2nd Place after Day 1 after they tied each other. In Group B The Beach Babes had 2 1 goal wins over Tuff Cookies and Rip Tide Rebels. Tuff Cookies was able to move into 2ndc Place after their win over Rip Tides 7-4. • U14G Green – After Day 1 Red Devils was able to take a 1point lead for 1st Place after winning both there games on Day 1. They won their 1st game 9-5 over Above & Beyond HVAC and 4-2 over Thomas W. Murphy Agency. Just 1-point behind also with a 2-0 record was Force White 99 who won their 1st game 2-1 over Sunshine and 8-1 over Above & Beyond HVAC. • U14G Blue – Cape Fear Pirates stood a top the standings after day 1 with their wins over Ninja Turtles 11-1 and Swag Money 5-1. Moving into 2nd Place was Force Blue who had a 6-2 win over Pleasure Island Pirates and a loss against Ninja Turtles 3-2. In 3rd Places just a few points from 2nd is Ninja Turtles. In 4th Places with a 0-11 record is Pleasure Island Pirates and Swag Money. • U15/16G – Taking 1st Place after Day 1 with a 2-0 record and just 1 point infront of 2nd Place is Team Titans who won both there games 5-1 over # SANDSWAG and 8-5 over 6 Pack. Harrisburg Girls were

able to take 2nd Place by the end of the day after their wins over SandStorm 12-4 and #SANDSWAG 6-4. In 3rd Place with a 1-1 record was SandStorm who defeated 6Pack 4-3 in the final game of the day. • U17/18G – Force Blue was able to sit in 1st Place by the end of Day 1 after their wins over Ninja Turtles 3-1 and Super 6 72. Just 2-points back in 2nd Place was G.U.T.S. Girls who won their games 3-1 over Super 6 and 5-4 over Force White. In 3rd Place was Force White who was able to win their 2nd Game 5-1 over Ninja Turtles. • U9B – FC Ballerz was able to sit in 1st Place in the A Group after Day 1 with their wins over Fish Sticks and Victory Awards & Trophies. Victoray Awards & Trophies was able to win their 1st game 9-1, but lost their 2nd putting them in 2nd Place in the A Group. In the B Group Beach Baggie9 won both there games 8-3 and 5-3 to put them in 1st Place. While in 2nd Place SandStorm won their 1st game 7-3 over Beach Boys, but lost their 2nd. • U10B – Motherwell was able to end up in 1st Place at the end of Day 1 in the A Group after their wins over GoalDriven 9-1 and Sand Sharks 101. Goal-Driven was able to win their 1st game 4-1 over Sand Sharks but lost their 2nd putting them in 2nd Place. In the B Group FC Bacon ended the day in 1st Place after their 14-1 win and there 14-0 win. In 2nd Place is Kickin’ Crabs after a 3-3 tie against CFC Earthquakes followed by a 9-0 win over Arboretum. In 4th Place with a 0-1-1 record was CFC Earthquakes. • U11B – Beasty Boys 4 won their 1st game 22-7 and their 2nd 4-0, putting them in 1st Place at the end of the day by just 3 goals. Sitting in 2nd Place was Sultans of Sand who won their 1st game 16-1 and their 2nd 5-1 over stingrays. Stingrays was able to hold on to 3rd Place at the end of the day after they won their 1st game 62 over Sandfleas, but lost their 2nd game. • U12B Green - Avengers

was able to end the day in 1st Place in their division after wins over Pirates 6-3 and Sand Sharks 4-3. In 2nd Place with a 1-1 record was Sand Sharks and 510 Sandy Fiddlers both with 11 records, but 510 Sandy Fiddlers has a 2 goal lead. • U12B Blue – Parrot Heads has a 2 Point lead over Landsharks for 1st Place after they defeated Falcon Furry 6-3 and Sand Kings 11-4. Landsharks defeated Sand Kings 6-1 and Falcon Fury by a goal 5-4 to move into 2nd Place. In 3rd Place is Falcon Fury and Sand Kings. • U13B – Walker and the D’s won both there games 4-2 over Goal Diggers and 7-4 over Beach Bums to move them into 1st Place at the end of Day 1. After a 1 Goal loss to Beach Bums SubBurned FC was able to pick up a 13-4 win to move into 2nd Place. Tied with them for 2nd Place was Beach Bums. • U14B – real Madrid was able to move into 1st Place in the A Group by the end of the day after their wins over Pizzaetta’s Pizza 6-1 and Shuckin Shack 11-3. In 2nd Place in the A Group by the end of the day was Pizzaetta’s who defeated Shuckin Shack 15-4. In the B Group Locklear Law moved into 1st Place by the end of the day after wins over Shore Breakers 9-3 and Cape Fear Massage & Wellness 10-4. Shore Breakers was able to bounce back after their loss with a 5-2 win over Cape Fear Massage & Wellness to move into 2nd Place. • U15/16B – Take 1st Place in this division by the end of the day was Thomas W. Murphy Agency after their 8-6 win over The Six Offenders and 6-3 over CB Loacls FB. In 2nd Place was Game of Throw-Ins after their 5-3 win over CB Locals followed by a loss. • U17/18B – The Seahawks were able to finish up Day 1 in 1st Place after they defeated Golden Go 6-3 and Tropics 6-5. Finishing up the day in 2nd Place was The Buckethats were able to slide into 2nd Place by 2 points after their 6-3 win over Tropics. Tied for 3rd Place was 910BROS and GoldenGol.

Cell Block from page 1B material, ranging from classic rock and blues to Motown and modern pop. These three entities (GrayScale Entertainment/the two bands) have one feature in common: veteran guitarist and GrayScale co-owner Mark Lynch, who has played and taught guitar/bass professionally for over 35 years. He and his wife Debra (his partner in GrayScale) moved to Wilmington a little over 4 years ago, knowing virtually no one in the area, but have since been able to establish a number of succesful projects- and keep Lynch one of the area's busiest musicians. GrayScale Entertainment is a full-service music agency serving the Wilmington and surrounding areas such as Topsail Beach and Southport. Debra Lynch is the PR expert, and also handles a lot of the videography and social media promotion. They've kept a lot of area musicians and venue

owners happy for a few years now. Mark is an unusually quiet and reserved man for someone in the entertainment business, and does not go out of his way to draw attention- but it happens anyway, simply because he plays so skillfully and passionately. With almost 40 years of serious experience and study of the guitar, he gets noticed in spite of his “shoegaze” demeanor. Says Lynch, “I guess these days the guitar-and my wife- do most of the talking for me”. Beginning in the late 1970's, Lynch has played in scores of music projects around the Southeast. Probably none you ever heard of, but they all enjoyed great success in their allotted time and place. Western NC based bands “Phenix”, “Aviator”, “Stampede”, and others played A-list clubs and opened for national recording artists such as “Rare Earth”, “Night Ranger”, “Frank Marino/Mahogany Rush”, and

Raleigh-based “Nantucket”. But perhaps his most significant contribution was as a guitar teacher- to now country super-star Eric Church. “We went to the same Baptist church, our dads were both deacons, and I ended up showing Eric his first guitar chords so he could play some Randy Travis songs. Obviously, he took it from there, and turned out to be a great songwriter, but it's cool to hear him on the radio and know that I showed him his first three chords! Since moving to Wilmington, Mark has played in duos with area musicians Mike O'Donnell, Brent Stimmel, Susan Savia, Dylan Linehan, Eduardo Somech, and most recently Matt Korzelius (his partner in Cell Block 2).. He's played solo guitar for weddings, art galleries and local restaurants including a 2year stint at Saltworks II and repeat shows at The George, The Pilot House, and The Harp. Full bands have included “Zion” and “Dangers of Stereo”. “Cell Block 2” features Lynch on guitar and bass with vocalist Korzelius for some impressive two-man versions of classic rock/blues/jazz. This duo, in turn, will be joined by Tim Meyer/drums, Daniel Pesavento/bass, Harley Blasingame/keys, and Tarsha Murphy/vocals to become the 6-piece party band “Port City Shakedown”. The show starts at 5 pm.

RELIGION from page 6B This is the first e-book from Religion News Service. Upcoming e-books will include reporting guides and other topics of coverage. This book is published by the Religion News Service, an award-winning non-profit news corpora-

tion with editorial offices in Washington, D.C. RNS creates and distributes across the globe exceptional and unique nonsectarian news, analysis and commentary about religion, values and ethics. For more information, visit

GREEN from page 18B demonstrate compliance with the requirements by purchasing RECs. In North Carolina, the minimum amount of renewable energy is 12.5 percent by 2021. There is also a voluntary renewable energy market for individuals, businesses and aquariums. In these markets, consumers voluntarily pur-

chase renewable energy to match their electricity needs. Voluntary action provides a revenue stream for renewable energy projects and raises consumer awareness of the benefits of renewable energy. To learn more about this initiative visit the Aquarium or

AQUARIUM from page 2B SADERS - June 23 – 27 at 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Ages: 13-14 - How can North Carolina's aquatic environments be recreated and maintained in an aquarium setting? By exploring natural habitats and participating in animal collection and care, campers will gain a better understanding of how to investigate and preserve the environment we all share. Activities that campers will enjoy this week include canoeing on the Cape Fear River, surf fishing and snorkeling. Fee: $280. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED. • WEIRD, WONDERFUL

WILDLIFE - June 30 – July 3 at 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Ages: 5-6, 7-9, 10-12 - Have you ever wondered how frogs survive the winter or why some fish can glow in the dark? Sometimes animals are just plain weird, but in a good way of course! Campers will learn all about the strange and sometimes gross adaptations animals have to live in their environments. Exploration trips inside and outside of the Aquarium will turn an animal encounter from an “eww” to an “aww” moment. Note: This camp is only 4 days long. Fee: $184. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED

HEAT from page 4B moved indoors anytime the heat index reaches 105 º. • ALL forms of outdoor practice should be finished by 10:30 a.m. and not resume until 6:00 p.m. • ALL equipment, padding, coverings including: helmets, shoulder pads, lower extremity pads, upper extremity pads, face coverings are to be removed by 10:00 a.m. and not allowed back on until 6:30 p.m. • Any outdoor games that are being held during this period in New Hanover County

should end by 11:00 a.m. and not begin until 6:00 p.m. This includes all pre-game warmups. • Water breaks should be provided every 15 to 30 minutes, long enough for each athlete to drink 8-10 oz. and cool down (longer intervals between breaks = longer break time) • When a player looks/is dehydrated, sick, tired, overheated, nauseous/vomiting etc., REMOVE player from field IMMEDIATELY and notify proper medical staff. NO EXCEPTIONS.

WEDNESDAYS from page 3B Kindergarteners are welcomed to join us here at the preschool for a minimal cost. The day will start at 9am and end at 1pm and consist of: crafts, songs, story time, playground, snack, special guests and lunchtime (lunch is provided by families).

The cost will be $20/day for one child, $30 for 2 siblings, or $40 for 3 siblings. You must register your child by Monday at noon of that week to be able to drop off on Wednesday!! You can register by emailing the preschool or contacting Celeste Carpenter, 409-5572.

LOCAL ART from page 2B Regionals. His students, all Kure Beach residents, are Sandy Lay, Maurine Bernstein, and Katherine Pirnia. Knowing the competition was strong, the students are excited to be accepted and their art work on display at the Gallery. The Exhibition will be open from June 2nd through June 21st at

Franklin Square Gallery, located at 130 E. West Street in Southport. Ken is teaching a one-day watercolor workshop at Ocean Front Park in Kure Beach this Saturday, June 7th from 9 am until 4 pm. For information on joining the class, please call Ken at (910) 458-7435 or Town Hall at (910) 458-8216.

CB ARTS from page 1B 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. Saturday, June 14, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM: PMG Music recording artist Kamary Phillips is an American singer songwriter, born in Baltimore Maryland. He resides in Wilmington North Carolina and Hamburg Germany working as a musician and producer and was once dubbed by Rolling Stone as, "One of Rocks best kept secrets..." He calls his unique sound, COUNTRY SOUL-guitar driven and hook ridden, meaningful music. Though virtually unknown in Wilmington, abroad Kamary Phillips has been fortunate to work with international heavy hitters including Joe Cocker, Aimee Mann, Lisa Stansfield, Al Jarreau, Lenny Kravitz and Carlos Santana. Kamary has been writing, performing and producing music for other successful artists, his various band projects and for himself since the early 90s and has written several top 40 Rock, Country and Dance songs released in several countries including Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, France and Sweden. His USA successes include films and commercials such as, the "Mortal Combat" series, "Point Break", "Terminator",

McDonalds, Pentax, Langnese Ice Cream, to name a few. Over the years, Kamary Phillips has worked with major label players such as MCA, RCA, BMG, Sony, Universal and is currently with independent label, PMG MUSIC which he co-owns. PMG recently released an experimental Electro-Gospel CD and a Classical CD, both featuring Kamary's original compositions. When asked about his dreams for the immediate future Kamary laughs and says, "Man, I'm tired of being infamously unknown! I'd really like to make it big in the States before I die. Then, I could stay here year round and really drive my Mama crazy!" Kamary Phillips music is available globally via major online retailers including iTunes, Amazon Music, Google Play, Spotify and others. His home page is ALSO MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR ARTISTRY IN JAZZ Saturday June 21 and Saturday July 19., 7:30 PM 9:30 PM. Gray Scale Entertainment, owners Debra and Mark Lynch have booked three bands, Cell Block 2, Groove Bucket from Western NC, and Port City Shake Down to play at the Boardwalk Gazebo, July 26, 2014, 5:00 PM- 9:00 PM.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gazette, June 11th, 2014 17B open, contact Revolver Music GUITAR from page 2B Camp is brought to Kure Beach at (910) 799-1999 or revolverby Terry Godwin with Terry Revolver Music. Camp will be will be hosting an “Open held on Wednesday mornings Practice” for 5 of his different from 9 am until 10 am, starting girl bands at the Community on June 25, 2014. Center on Sunday, March 30th. The program runs every This practice session is open Wednesday through August 13, to the public from 2 pm until 5 2013, excluding July 9th and pm. If you might be interested 23rd, for a total of 6 classes. in signing your child up for the The cost to participate is $15 summer camp, this is the perper class and the program is fect opportunity to meet the designed for students ages 7 instructor and see what some of and up. Registration is now his young students are up to. CRAWL from page 1B the idea to raise money through a pub crawl. The primary means to raise funds was the sale of Crawl for Paws t-shirts. The event was marketed through social media. At the start, they hoped they could sell an initial order of 50 shirts. The response from everyone on and off the island was extremely positive and around 120 shirts were sold. Between the shirt sales, raffle ticket sales and individual donations, the Crawl for Paws event raised over $2,300 for the K9 unit. An estimated 70 to 80 people, including a group of 16 from Raleigh, participated in the pub crawl, stopping off at High Tide, SeaWitch, HopLite, Lazy Pirate, Shuckin’ Shack, The Fat Pelican and the Silver Dollar. “This was a great way to raise funds for a local cause, support the local businesses

and kick off the busy season. With very limited marketing and only one month to plan, we had a fantastic turnout”, said Tim Morrison. “We hope to make this an annual event to continue to support the K9 unit.” Plans are being made for next year’s Crawl for Paws, scheduled for May 16, 2015. “With more time to plan, we believe we can significantly increase turnout, both local and visitors. We also hope to increase the number of participating businesses, whether by being part of the crawl or donating items that can be raffled off.” Businesses interested in participating in next year’s crawl can send an email to As it becomes available, additional information for the 2015 Crawl for Paws can be found at

BUTTERFLY from page 18B enclosure, butterflies fly free and land on tropical plants and, occasionally, on visitors’ heads, arms and noses. Species inside the enclosure will vary but visitors may see vibrant blue morphos (Morpho peleides) native to Latin America, emerald swallowtails (Papilio palinurus) or red lacewings (Cethosia biblis), both found in Asia, among many others. Butterfly Bungalow is a temporary exhibit open through September 2014. Daily tickets for the exhibit are $3. Wednesdays, May 7, 14, 21, 28 are free for those wearing wings. General Aquarium admission is additional. The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher is located just south of Kure Beach, a short drive from Wilmington, on U.S. 421. The site is less than a mile from the Fort Fisher ferry terminal. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission:$10.95 ages 13-61;

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


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(Pictured Above): A rescued, juvenile bald eagle lives at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher. The public can help name the bird from June 1-June 30. Photo courtesy of NCAFF. Kure Beach, N.C. — Perched on a log, sporting a set of powerful talons and a steely gaze, a new resident of the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher strikes the impressive pose of a

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

eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) was found in western Wisconsin with an injured wing, unable to fly. Veterinarians determined the damaged wing was previously

broken and healed poorly in the wild. Though efforts were made, the wing could not be repaired. A permanent home was needed. See EAGLE, page 19B

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

at 10 a.m. on Wednesdays. A marching celebration of pollinators winds from the Aquarium’s outdoor plaza to the Butterfly Bungalow. Butterfly Bungalow and garden begins at a pupa house where visitors view the chrysalis stage of the insects’ life cycle, when the transformation from caterpillar to butterfly occurs. Inside the Butterfly Bungalow, a greenhouse-like See Butterfly, page 17B

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

Aquarium Lights Way for Green Power Help the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher go clean and green. A new initiative lights the way for more wind power availability and offsets traditional energy use with the purchase of Renewable Energy Credits. The Aquarium works daily to help visitors make real and personal connections to marine environments. Part of connecting is understanding the collective impact of actions we all can take to have a healthy ocean. This summer the Aquarium offers guests an easy way to help the ocean and support clean, renewable energy. Visitors may purchase Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) to offset the carbon produced by fossil fuel use at home and by driving. Each purchased REC provides an environmental benefit and represents one megawatthour of electricity generated from wind power. The wind power is generated and delivered to the national power grid. Purchasing the RECs offers direct support for renewable energy projects. In addition, for every kilowatt hour(kWh) a visitor purchases, the Aquarium will receive a wind credit for an equal amount. The goal is to

balance 100 percent of the electricity used at the Aquarium with an equal amount of wind energy, for a total of 3,037,000 kWh of electricity per year. Reaching the wind energy goal packs a big impact for ocean health and animal habitats, keeping 2,143 metric tons of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere. Reducing our carbon footprint can slow the impacts of climate change, including ocean acidification. Visitors to the Aquarium will learn about this initiative during education programs, such as daily dive shows, throughout the summer. Guests may choose to purchase the RECs by using their cell phones for as little as $5 for 333 kilowatt hours. A grant from The Ocean Project funds a partnership with the N.C. Aquariums, Jeannette’s Pier and Greenlight Energy. Greenlight Energy is a certified independent greenpower marketing company that purchases RECs for individuals and organizations, connecting producers with consumers. Nearly 30 U.S. states are required to produce a minimum amount of green energy. Electric utilities in these states See GREEN, page 17B

NC Aquarium at Ft. Fisher’s Summer Camp Registration Open Explore, play, laugh, learn—children enrolled in summer camp at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher will do all this and more. Campers, ages 5 to 14, experience outdoor adventure, eco-education and make new friends. Trained marine educators lead the activities and introduce campers to live animals in a safe and fun atmosphere. Aquarium Camp runs 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday throughout the summer. Session details are below. Limited transportation to and from summer camp is offered, with pick-up points at a Monkey Junction and Ft. Fisher Ferry locations (This

service requires an additional fee and registration). For more information and to register visit Nature Patrol: Campers develop basic animal observation skills while patrolling different local habitats. Join the aquarium on its mission to conserve and protect North Carolina's environments. Dates: June 16-20, June 23-27 Ages: 5-6, 7-9, 10-12 Weird, Wonderful Wildlife: Have you ever wondered how frogs survive the winter, or why some fish can glow in the dark? Sometimes animals are wonderfully See SUMMER, page 19B

SOCCER from page 4B current leading goal-scorer for the Hammerheads with four. Minutes into the second half, Oliveira took a hard shot on Energy goalkeeper Jon Kempin before Oklahoma's Phillip Lund brought the match to a tie in the 50th minute after a through ball over the Hammerheads backline into empty space. Hammerheads midfielder Tom Parratt claimed his first

goal of the season in the 64th minute on a loose ball on the near post, tapping it over the goal line and giving the Hammerheads the 2-1 advantage. The Hammerheads were forced down to 10 players late in the second half after defender Yahaya Musa received a red card in the 70th minute resulting in his dismissal. Oklahoma equalized the score in the 78th minute as forward Kyle Greig headed the

ball past Hammerheads goalkeeper Quillan Roberts off a play from the corner of the pitch. Both sides took attempts to increase the score in the final minutes of the match. Energy midfielder Paul Wyatt took an opportunity on Roberts in Hammerheads territory that was soon retaliated by Wilmington midfielder Paul Nicholson in stoppage time with a shot attempt at the top of the penalty area.

The Energy travel to Charlotte to take on the Eagles on Saturday, June 7 at Queens Sports Complex. The Hammerheads are scheduled to play their next match on the road versus the Richmond Kickers on Saturday, June 14 at City Stadium before hosting their Major League Soccer affiliate Toronto FC on Wednesday, June 18 at Legion Stadium in a friendly match.

SUMMER from page 18B 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 Ages: 5-6, 7-9, 10-12 Animal Keepers: How do we feed 2,000 animals? What does it take to keep a 235,000gallon aquarium clean? Where do aquarium animals come from? Campers learn about

the daily careand maintenance of aquarium animals. By helping prepare food, clean exhibits, and create animal enrichment, campers get a glimpse of the work required to provide proper animal care. Dates: July 14-18, July 21-25 Ages: 5-6, 7-9, 10-12 Eco Explorers: How many different animals live in the rainforest? Would a polar bear meet a penguin? What kind of animals can survive in a desert? Campers take an imaginary trip around the world to discover various ecosystems

and the animals living there. This camp also highlights the diversity of local environments. Dates: July 28-August 1, August 4-8 Ages: 5-6, 7-9, 10-12 Coastal Crusaders: How can North Carolina's aquatic environments be recreated and maintained in an Aquarium setting? Campers gain a better understanding of how to investigate and preserve the environment we all share by exploring natural habitats. Campers enjoy this week of canoeing on the Cape Fear

River, surf fishing, visiting the sea turtle hospital, and snorkeling. Dates: June 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.

AWARD from page 6B staff to evaluate the effectiveness of four different types of fish attractors — both natural and artificial — to assess how well they congregated fish and how well they held up over a three-year period. “Sport Fish Restoration Outstanding Project awards are given annually to recognize excellence in fisheries management, research and education,” said Mike Stone. “We selected the Commission’s project for this award from a field of strong contenders nationwide.” Fisheries biologists began the fish attractor study in June 2008, sinking three different types of artificial attractors — commercially available Porcupine™ attractors, attractors constructed of PVC pipes and corrugated plastic pipes, and attractors constructed of PVC pipes and halved plastic barrels — and one natural

attractor constructed from Christmas tree bundles into Lake Townsend in Greensboro and Lake Cammack in Burlington. They chose the two lakes because of their abundance of sport fish, similarity in size, and lack of underwater structures. After evaluating each attractor site every fall, winter, spring and summer for three years, using a high definition imagery sonar unit called the DIDSON (Duel-Frequency Identification Sonar), biologists concluded that artificial fish attractors held similar numbers of fish and lasted longer than the Christmas tree bundles. As a result of this study, the Wildlife Commission has begun using artificial structure constructed from synthetic materials to help congregate fish in many bodies of water. In 2013, staff deployed 19 fish reefs made of Moss Back Fish

Attractors™ in Hyco and Mayo lakes near Roxboro. They also deployed nine fish reefs in Lake Thom-a-lex, four fish reefs in Shearon Harris Reservoir and two in the Tar River Reservoir. They plan to deploy similar fish reefs in Lake Raleigh, Lake Holt, Farmer Lake, Lake Michie and Lake Reidsville this summer. “This study proved that artificial structures made from synthetic materials are a better option for us compared to attractors constructed from Christmas trees, which we would have to replace on a regular basis in order for them to attract the same amount of fish as the artificial structures,” said Jessica Baumann. “With artificial structure made from synthetic material, we feel as if we are being more efficient because once the artificial structure is deployed we know that it will be attracting fish

effectively for years to come.” AFS is the world’s oldest and largest organization dedicated to strengthening the fisheries profession, advancing fisheries science and conserving fisheries resources. The annual Sport Fish Restoration Outstanding Project awards highlight the importance and effectiveness of the Sport Fish Restoration program. The Sport Fish Restoration Program is funded by excise taxes collected on fishing tackle, boats and motorboat fuels and are apportioned to states to enhance fisheries and boating programs. For more information about AFS or the awards program, visit For more information about how the Commission uses for Sport Fish Restoration money to improve fishing and boating in North Carolina, read the “Sport Fish Restoration in North Carolina” report.

EAGLE from page 18B The eagle would not survive in the wild. Around the same time, the Aquarium decided to make changes to its fresh water conservatory. “Moving Luna, the albino alligator, to live with her natural colored cousins in a larger habitat created an opportunity. Our staff researched, planned and invested in the idea of sharing the important conservation story of eagles and introducing our guests to these majestic animals,” said Aquarium Director Peggy Sloan. However, finding the right match for both raptor and the Aquarium took time. Strict federal regulations and permitting requirements surround the protected species and took many months to secure. Finally, in February, the juvenile bald

eagle traveled from Wisconsin to his new home in North Carolina. Upon arrival, staff gradually introduced the bird, who does not yet have a name, to his new surroundings. They carefully monitored the animal’s diet, behavior and health. They put finishing touches on his specially-designed habitat complete with perches of varied heights, soft moss and a water feature. “The introduction of the eagle to the public is based on his adaptation to his surroundings,” said Aquarium Curator Hap Fatzinger. “His long-term health and well-being are our primary concern.” Guests may now meet the Aquarium’s newest animal ambassador in the fresh water conservatory. Some guests are surprised by the bird’s appearance. It will take several years

for the young animal to grow the characteristic white head feathers and yellow beak of mature bald eagles. For now, he sports a mottled array of white and brown feathers. Hunting, habitat loss and the once widely-used pesticide DDT depleted the bald eagle population to near extinction in the mid-20th century. Populations have since recovered, supported by the Environmental Protection Agency ban of DDT in the 1970s and large-scale protection of nesting places. Eagles were removed from the List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife in 2007, a conservation success seen in few animal species. The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher is located just south of Kure Beach, a short drive from Wilmington, on U.S. 421. The

site is less than a mile from the Fort Fisher ferry terminal. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission:$10.95 ages 13-61; $9.95 62+ and military; $8.95 ages 3-12. Free admission for: children 2 and younger, registered groups of N.C. school children, and N.C. Aquarium Society members. General information:

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

Gazette, June 11th, 2014 19B of our consumer culture. Cole’s Willie Cole from page 2B June 29-November 2, 2014. work is generally discussed in Nationally renowned artist the context of postmodern Willie Cole is creating new eclecticism, combining referinstallations investigating the ences and appropriation rangclosing of sixteen Cape Fear ing from African and Africanarea schools and other aspects American imagery, to Dada’s of desegregation in southeast- ready-mades and Surrealism’s ern NC and its impact transformed objects, and icons statewide. Cole states that the of American pop culture or visual intent of this exhibition African and Asian masks, into is to create “a multi-gallery highly original and witty installation that reflects the real assemblages. Some of Cole’s or physical history of desegre- interactive installations also gation in North Carolina draw on simple game board through the use of conceptual structures that include the eleor emotional triggers and his- ment of chance while physicaltorical documents.” Cole will ly engaging the viewer. look deeply into historical and Cole’s widely recurring found objects – from students symbolic and artistic object that who attended these schools, was initially brought to the from regional museums, and attention of the art world in the from area families. Together, mid-1980s has been the steam the juxtaposition of these iron. While Cole’s unique objects will demonstrate a pow- approach of imprinting the erful narrative of the struggle of steam iron’s marks on a variety a community for equality in of media result in a wide-rangeducation. In their search for ing decorative potential of his source material, museum staff scorchings, these scorches are and volunteers have spent also to be viewed as a reference hours digitizing photographs to Cole’s African-American from alumni and teachers from heritage. these schools. Ultimately, the Born in New Jersey, Cole story that has emerged is one of attended Boston University pride: school pride, community School of Fine Arts and pride, and pride in the battle received his BFA from the well fought for educational School of Visual Arts in New equality. York and continued his studies Cole is best known for at the Art Students League of assembling and transforming New York from 1976 to 1979. ordinary domestic and used His work is in numerous public objects such as irons, ironing collections, including Museum boards, high-heeled shoes, hair of Modern Art (MoMA) NY; dryers, bicycle parts, wooden Whitney Museum of American matches, lawn jockeys, and Art, NY; Museum of other discarded appliances and Contemporary Art, Chicago; hardware, into imaginative and Walker Art Center, powerful works of art and Minneapolis; and National installations. Through the Gallery of Art, Washington, repetitive use of single objects D.C. in multiples, Cole’s assembled Willie Cole is the recipient sculptures acquire a transcend- of many awards, including the ing and renewed metaphorical 2006 Winner of the David C. meaning, or become a critique Driskell Prize, the first national

20B Gazette, June 11th, 2014 Craig Wollard took the stage MUSIC from page 1B to be the first on the beach for and delivered all of their clasthis annual rite of passage. sics with the crowd singing Over three hours before the along. There was shagging, gates were scheduled to open, there was line-dancing and some brave souls had already there was a very long conga staked their claim to be the first line that went on forever. on the beach and the ‘owners’ Closing out the afternoon was of the prime real estate front the ever-popular Jim Quick and and center. The record crowds Coastline. When Jim hit kept coming and kept coming – “Mama’s Been Drinking at times the line stretched past Liquor Again”, the crowd went the SeaWitch three blocks wild. Jim was overheard sayaway. Everyone finally got on ing “Out of 300 dates a year we the Beach to hear the smooth play, this is by far the best Beach sounds of the top three Festival – It’s like coming bands in Beach Music today. home.” With attendance in The morning began with the excess of 4,000, the crowds are familiar harmonies of the Band the largest we have seen in of Oz – the perennial favorites many years. If you ever doubtof every Beach Music Festival. ed if Beach Music was getting .After 90 minutes of shagging dated, this year’s crowd proved bliss, we took our first break to otherwise. Beach Music is give everyone a chance to catch alive and well in Carolina their collective breath and to Beach and our crowds this year welcome our next great band. probably covered four generaPromptly at 1:00, the newly tions of seasoned shaggers reformed Embers featuring down to shagger “want-tobes”. We would like to thank all of our sponsors, especially the Town of Carolina Beach Operations Department, all of our great volunteers and of course all of the Shaggers that braved the crowds and had an absolutely epic historic day for the 29th Annual Casrolina Beach Music Festival. Be sure to mark your calendars for Saturday, June 6th to begin the 4th decade of Music on the Beach – See you there!

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Visit Masonboro Urgent Care for All Your Summertime Medical Needs

By: Mitchell Houska Staff Writer Summer is here and with it comes a whole new spectrum of dangers to worry about. Masonboro Urgent Care can help you with things like; fish hook removals, sting ray and jelly fish stings and burns and rashes. If you are out enjoying the weather and having fun with friends and family, the last thing you want to do is go to the doctor. However, accidents do happen and the staff at Masonboro Urgent Care can help get you back out there in no time. Come to Masonboro Urgent Care for all your urgent care and

general medical needs. Masonboro Urgent Care offers general medical care, primary medical care and minor emergency medical services to the residents of Wilmington, Pleasure Island and surrounding areas. They operate on a walk-in basis, so there is no need to make an appointment, and are accepting new patients all the time. From infants to adults and every age in between, the medical staff at Masonboro Urgent Care is here to help with all your medical needs. Masonboro Urgent Care is owned and operated by Dr. Mitch Meyer. Dr. Meyer opened the business in March of 2010 to provide the local residents with

a much needed service. Dr. Meyer is a board-certified family practitioner, with over 25 years of experience in family medicine and urgent care services. He is a certified Medical Review Officer and a lab director. As Medical Director, Dr. Meyer oversees the medical care of all his patients.

Dr. Meyer is joined at his practice by, Dr. James Worriax. Dr. Worriax is a graduate of Meharry Medical College, in Nashville, Tennessee. He completed his residency training in family medicine, at the New Hanover Regional Medical Center, where he was awarded the first-ever, family medicine

"Resident of the Year" award. Gary Kraulik, OT, is a certified Orthopedic Technician, with over 20 years of experience in caring for patients’ orthopedic needs and Tricia Meyer, RN, is the office administrator, with combined burn-unit experience and other nursing experience. At Masonboro Urgent Care,

they offer a wide range of medical services and procedures to fit your medical needs. They offer general family medical services like vaccinations, screenings and preventative services; diagnostic testing services, such as, x-rays, EKG’s and vision screening; physical See URGENT, page 5C


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OLEANDER GOLF CENTER “Wilmington’s Premier Public Practice Facility”

“Fabulous Funky Finds”

(Pictured Above): The Oleander Golf Center is located in Wilmington at 5026 Oleander Drive right next to the Municipal Golf Course. You can’t miss it and you won’t miss your tee time as you are warming up just a few feet away. They are open seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. until sunset. Please note that they sell their last buckets of practice balls 30 minutes prior to sunset. If you would like to find out more about the Oleander Golf Center please visit their website at You can reach them directly by phone at (910) 397-0674 . Drop by today and see for yourself why everyone loves the Oleander Golf Center.

(Pictured Above): Primrose Cottage is located in the Federal Point Shopping Center and can’t be missed as it is situated just on the corner as you enter the shopping center. If you would like more information about the Primrose Cottage, their inventory or how to become a consigner please don’t hesitate to give them a call at (910) 458-0144 and follow them on Facebook!

Oleander Golf Center has been a part of the Wilmington Golfing community for over 20 years and it is the only stop you need to make before your tee time as well as being a great

place to spend an afternoon honing your skills. Oleander Golf Center has a massive driving range and even a practice green for working on your putts. It is the place to go in

Wilmington to work on every aspect of your game. The Oleander Golf Center boasts enough mat and grass practice areas to “accommodate See Oleander Golf, page 5C

As a consignment shop the Primrose Cottage has new items arriving daily ensuring that each customer is sure to find something to help them furnish and decorate their home, office or anywhere else every time they walk in the store. Home furnishings like end tables, lamps, coffee tables, chairs and more are all throughout the store, just waiting to find their place in your home. One of the best things about the Primrose Cottage’s See COTTAGE, page 5C

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Panz Inducted into Hall of Fame for Realtors® Political Action Committee Submitted by the Wilmington Regional Association of Realtors® WILMINGTON, N.C. (May 28, 2014) – The Realtors® Political Action Committee (RPAC) for the National Association of Realtors® recently announced its latest Hall of Fame class. Jerry Panz, Chief Executive Officer of the Wilmington Regional Association of Realtors® (WRAR), joined this lustrous group of 480 Hall of Fame members across 47 states due to his generous contributions to RPAC and his unwavering support its goals and initiatives. The 2013 class included a total of 75 new inductees – the largest induction class in Hall of Fame history. Individuals are inducted into the RPAC Hall of Fame when See PANZ, page 5C

Realtors® Strongly Support NHC School Bond Submitted by the Wilmington Regional Association of Realtors® WILMINGTON, N.C. (June 3, 2014) – The Wilmington Regional Association of Realtors® (WRAR) and the Realtors® Commercial Alliance of Southeastern NC (RCASENC) asserts its firm support for the New Hanover County School Bond. At last night’s meeting, the County Commissioners decided to place this issue on the 2014 ballot this November. Jody Wainio, President of WRAR, expresses her growing concerns on the county’s growth in relation to the quality

of education that children are receiving. “As of today, New Hanover County Schools are overcapacity by 3,548 students including elementary, middle and high schools. The district is

using 84 modular units to offset the overcrowding,” states Wainio. “The State of North Carolina estimates an additional increase of 2,000 students See WRAR, page 5C

Summer is the time for visitors and Charlies Super Clean is here to get your home’s carpet and upholstery ready to entertain! High traffic areas that hold dirt and stains are eyesores. When vacuuming alone can not take care of the problem call Charlie’s Super Clean. Charlie’s Super Cleanoffers professional carpet and upholstery cleaning. With 25 years of quality workmanship you know that you are getting the best service around when you use Charlie’s for your residential or commercial job. Charlie’s Super Clean is using a “New Patented Dry See CHARLES, page 5C

(Pictured Above): . Charlie is available Mondays through Saturdays and will come out on Sundays for emergency calls. Call (910) 458- 0649 to set up an appointment with Charlie’s Super Clean. Charlie’s Super Cleanis fully licensed and insured.

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Masonboro Family Medicine Welcoming PA, Gary Toppin to the Team

(Pictured Above): Masonboro Family Medicine participates with most insurance providers. If you have any questions about their services or want to know if they accept your insurance, you are welcome to call the office and their friendly staff will be happy to help. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (910) 790-3660 or visit their website at masonborofamily Hours of operation are: 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Masonboro Family Medicine is located at 6419 Carolina Beach Road, suite A. By: Mitchell Houska Staff Writer Masonboro Family Medicine would like to welcome, PA Gary Toppin to the practice. Mr. Toppin recently joined the team at Masonboro Family Medicine, in April of this year. Mr. Toppin is originally a native of Elizabeth City, NC. He graduated from North

Carolina State University, with a degree in Electrical Engineering. He then worked for Cisco Systems as a software engineer, volunteering in his leisure time, as an Emergency Medical Technician. While volunteering as an EMT in Durham, Mr. Toppin became increasingly more interested in medicine and decided to change his career, becoming a See Masonboro, page 4C


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Dental Hygiene for Infants 101 Proper dental hygiene for your infant should begin shortly after your child is born. After every feeding, you should use a clean, warm wash cloth to gently cleanse the inside of the infant's mouth. What this will do is help the child to reduce the chances of getting thrush, a treatable fungal infection caused by yeast. This often appears in areas of the mouth that may have torn tissue, caused by the constant sucking of a pacifier, bottle, or during See BOZART, page 5C

CEO BLOG: Avoiding Patient Falls WHERE PATIENT SAFETY MEETS COST REDUCTION Robotics-assisted surgery has become enormously popular, with physicians around the world performing 1.5 million procedures – from hysterectomies to heart valve repairs – in 2011. “But myths and misconceptions about robots in the operating room still abound,” says physician Dr. Keith Chisholm, MD, a Board Certified General Surgeon on staff at Florida Hospital North Pinellas, ( “One is that the robot performs the surgery – ‘a robot operated on my hernia,’ ” says Dr. Chisholm. “Technically, it’s not a robot because it can’t perform surgery without someone controlling it – it’s actually computer-assisted surgery. The surgeon guides all of the movements using finger-manipulat-

ed controls.” He and other robotics surgeons use the da Vinci Surgical System, which the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved for minimally invasive surgeries in 2000. Nine years later, the da Vinci was being used in 80 percent of surgeries to remove cancerous prostates, according to its maker, Intuitive Surgical, Inc. “The benefits of roboticsassisted surgery are numerous”, says Dr. Chisholm, who performs several different procedures using da Vinci and became the first Pinellas-Pasco physician to use it for a singleincision cholecystectomy (gall bladder removal). “The robotic arms hold miniaturized surgical instruments, so we can get in through See FALLS, page 5C

NHRMC Employees Donate more than $173,000 to Support Patients and each other WILMINGTON, NC - New Hanover Regional Medical Center employees have shown their commitment to caring by donating money from their paychecks to the NHRMC Foundation’s Employee Campaign. Employees donated more than $173,000 to the annual campaign which supports special projects in the hospital that benefit patients and employees in need. “Time after time, our employees have shown their compassion and dedication to their patients and colleagues,” said Hollan Anderson, Interim Director of the NHRMC Foundation. “From their daily care of others to their overwhelming response to this

annual campaign, I couldn’t be more proud to work with this exceptional group of people.” The Employee Campaign gives NHRMC, Pender Memorial Hospital, and NHRMC Physician Group employees an opportunity to donate to the general fund or to a particular area of the hospital, including nursing education or the Employee Benevolent Fund, which assists employees facing a financial crisis or hardship. If you would like more information on how you can support New Hanover Regional Medical Center, please call the NHRMC Foundation at 910.815.5002 or visit their website at

Red Cross Responds to Six Home Fires in Six Days in Cape Fear Area Local American Red Cross volunteers have responded to six separate home fires since Sunday in the Cape Fear area. Teams of Red Cross volunteers helped coordinate assistance for 21 residents in the form of food, clothing, shelter, and emotional support due to the

fires. On Sunday there was a fire in Wilmington, on Monday one in Warsaw, on Tuesday two more in Leland and Supply, and then yesterday another in Leland and one in Castle Hayne. Last year, the Cape Fear Chapter of the Red Cross See RED CROSS, page 5C

MASONBORO from page 3C healthcare provider. He then attended Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia, where he earned a Masters’ degree in Physician Assistance. Since graduating, Mr. Toppin has been working primarily in emergency room environments, specializing in emergency medicine, and has now decided to focus on family medicine and urgent care services. His medical interests are in all aspects of family practice and urgent care, with special interests in wilderness medicine and men’s health. He is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Mr. Toppin has also developed an interest in scuba diving and has obtained his Dive Control Specialist certification. He lives in Kure Beach with his wife and their two active daughters. They are members of Carolina Beach Presbyterian Church and volunteers at Carolina Beach Elementary School. He enjoys the outdoors and when he’s not in the office, he is often on the beach, at PISA soccer fields, in the pool, running, or biking with his family. Masonboro Family Medicine is a physician’s assistant owned and operated facility. Practicing physicians assistants at the office are as follows: Kimberly Martin, PA-C, Andrew Illobre, PA-C, Melissa Ulstad, PA-C, and of course, the newest addition, Gary Toppin, PA-C. Masonboro Family Medicine has been a trusted name in family medicine for over ten years now, serving Pleasure Island and Wilmington locals, as well as visitors to our area. From grandkids to grandparents, from birth to age 200 and every age in between, Masonboro Family Medicine offers professional patient care to the whole family. Masonboro Family Medicine is not an urgent care/walk-in clinic. However, it is usually possible to be seen within 24 hours of your call. They have an on-site radiology lab to assist you in any and all of your x-ray needs. They offer all the services of a family practice, such as; immunizations, physicals, pediatrics and even gynecological examinations. They also offer urgent care related services like; laceration repairs, treatment of sprains and fractures and minor surgeries. Occupational medicine services are available as well. Masonboro Family Medicine was established in November of 2003, by Andrew Illobre and Kim Martin. Just as you would expect from a true family practice, you will see the same smiling faces every time you visit the office. Most of the staff has been there for over five years now and they

always do their best to make you feel right at home. Masonboro Family Medicine participates with most insurance providers. If you have any questions about their services or want to know if they accept your insurance, you are welcome to call the office and their friendly staff will be happy to help. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (910) 7903660 or visit their website at masonborofamilymedicine .com. Hours of operation are: 8:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. Masonboro Family Medicine is located at 6419 Carolina Beach Road, suite A, just across from Ashley High School.

Oleander Golf from page 2C over 50 golfers at a time.” They offer club rentals so don’t worry if you can’t bring your own. They have a massive selection of clubs to fit everyone who walks through the door. This is a great option for golfers who want to get a few swings in after work or during a break without the hassle of lugging their clubs around all day. Players can order frosty cold beers, wine or other beverages and snacks while they practice. It’s a great way to spend a beautiful afternoon. There is no better way to improve your golf game than to spend time absorbing the knowledge that these pros have amassed over the years. Please contact them if you are interested in receiving lessons and start on the right path to becoming a better golfer. Whether you

want to add distance to your tee shot, shoot more accurately in the short game or learn how to sink those long birdie putts, the Oleander Golf Center has you covered. The Oleander Golf Center is located in Wilmington at 5026 Oleander Drive right next to the Municipal Golf Course. You can’t miss it and you won’t miss your tee time as you are warming up just a few feet away. They are open seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. until sunset. Please note that they sell their last buckets of practice balls 30 minutes prior to sunset. If you would like to find out more about the Oleander Golf Center please visit their website at You can reach them directly by phone at (910) 3970674 . Drop by today and see for yourself why everyone loves the Oleander Golf Center.

COTTAGE from page 2C furniture and décor is character. You will find pieces at Primrose that you may not have seen for decades and some pieces you may never again see for sell. The Primrose Cottage is consistently stocked with all kinds of great artwork such as paintings, sculptures, prints and more. When decorating a beach house, the Primrose Cottage is the place to go if you want to find those pieces that will perfectly fit into the decoration plan you have envisioned. Much of their stock fits right in with a beach theme so it all goes perfectly in houses, vacation properties, offices around our coastal area. In addition to their excess of home décor, the Primrose Cottage usually has almost anything else you can think of from bikes to books and even a standalone suit of armor standing sentry at the front door! Their inventory is so extensive that there is literally no way to describe it all. There is always something to catch your eye and your interest at the Primrose Cottage in Carolina Beach. The owners have created a shop that gives people the chance to put their gently used, but unwanted items, to good use and make it someone else’s treasure. They even feature a 50% off room with deals that are steals. You will never again

find so many great deals under just one roof. The Primrose Cottage is always accepting new consigners so if you have anything that you never use but it is still in good condition bring it in and let the Primrose Cottage sell it for you. You could hold a yard sale to get rid of all of the items you have collecting dust or you could bring the items to the Primrose Cottage where they will be viewed everyday by potential buyers. It’s like having a yard sale that never ends! The Primrose Cottage is located in the Federal Point Shopping Center and can’t be missed as it is situated just on the corner as you enter the shopping center. If you would like more information about the Primrose Cottage, their inventory or how to become a consigner please don’t hesitate to give them a call at (910) 458-0144 and follow them on Facebook! You can also become a friend of the Primrose Cottage on Facebook where you will get updated about all of the great upcoming sales and events and newly arrivals at the Primrose Cottage. The Primrose Cottage is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Stop in today and check out all of the fantastic finds in the Primrose Cottage.

PANZ from page 2C they have given at least $25,000 to RPAC during their lifetime. Panz became a Realtor® in 1981 and began investing regularly in RPAC.

Panz was inducted along with five other North Carolina members – Swayn Hamlet, William Gallagher II, Tomp Litchfield, Stephanie Walker and Mary Edna Williams – giv-

Gazette, June 11th, 2014 5C ing NC a total of 18 Hall of As an inductee, Panz received a Fame members. Being a RPAC plaque with his name and state Hall of Fame member is the that sits atop the NAR building ultimate financial commitment in Washington, D.C. to RPAC as well as the giving of personal time to the NAR.

URGENT from page 1C examinations for sports, school and employment; and occupational medical services, like drug screening, treatment of work-related injuries and workmans’ compensation claims. Masonboro Urgent Care accepts

most major insurances and they are working to provide acceptance for all. Whatever your medical needs may be, the friendly and helpful staff at Masonboro Urgent Care is there to help you get the care you need and

deserve. Masonboro Urgent Care is located at 6132 Carolina Beach Road, Suite 8, in the Masonboro Landing Shopping Center. Hours of operation are as follows: 8:00am to 9:00pm Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 3:00pm on Saturdays and

2:00pm to 6:00pm on Sundays. For more information or to schedule appointment, call Masonboro Urgent Care at (910) 794-4947 or visit their website at You can also like them on Facebook.

CHARLIE’S from page 2C Cleaning Process” to better clean your carpets and upholsteries allowing for a quicker drying time these products are also Osha approved. It only takes an hour to dry and leaves behind no residues or allergen producing chemicals. Not only can he give your carpets the best cleaning available but he can also clean your upholstered sofas, chairs and other furniture. He can even

clean your area rugs. Right now you can get two rooms cleaned for $49.95 or four rooms for $99.95, this is for the Dry Cleaning Service Only. Deals like that do not come around often so do not miss your chance to revitalize your homes carpets. All carpets will receive scotchguard, deodorizer, and fabric softener free of charge. Charlie’s Super Cleanis a husband and wife team and does not use outside

employees. If at any time you are not 100% satisfied please call them and they will gladly return to your home. They are available Mondays through Saturdays and will come out on Sundays for emergency calls. Call (910) 4580649 to set up an appointment with Charlie’s Super Clean. Charlie’s Super Cleanis fully licensed and insured. Look in their ad in this newspaper for deals on furni-

ture cleaning and discounts for civil servants. Charlie’s son, a chemist, perfected a new cleaning formula that is in the patent pending. This formula is used exclusively by Charlie’s Super Clean. As of 2013 Charlie has begun franchising in North Carolina any where outside of a 40 mile range of Wilmington. Look for updates in this newspaper on how to get in on this wonderful opportunity.

WRAR from page 2C will take place by 2020. Unfortunately, to date, the County has been blowing past State estimates. The likely more accurate number is 3,000 additional students,” affirmed Wainio. The persistent question then becomes, will the County purchase an additional 80 modular units or invest in the future of its children so that they don’t have to go to class in a trailer?

“Safety is also critically important with this overcrowding issue,” declares Shane Johnson, WRAR Governmental Affairs Director. “Modular units and open pod layouts that exist at College Park Elementary, for example, do not allow school officials to protect our children. We do not want to see a national incident in New Hanover County and instead need to be fair minded.”

WRAR rallied many of its 1,850+ members at the meeting to convey to the Commissioners’ its approval and encourage citizens to vote yes in support of the bond. “This is an important issue that the citizens of New Hanover County should decide,” says Wainio. The County Commissioners’ Meeting took place last night at 6:00pm in the Historic Courthouse

Assembly Room (301) at 24 North 3rd Street in Wilmington. As Wilmington’s leading source for real estate information, the Wilmington Regional Association of Realtors® (WRAR) acts as the voice for local real estate consumers and its members. For further information on this topic and others, please visit or contact a Realtor® in your area today.

RED CROSS from page 4C responded to 143 fires across a 5 county jurisdiction and assisted 570 residents with their immediate emergency needs. “We’re deeply saddened for those affected,” said Vicki LaBelle, CEO for the Cape Fear Chapter of the American Red Cross. “As we continue to provide support to those affected, we also encourage others to take action to minimize the risk of a home fire.” The Red Cross recommends two easy steps to help protect your home and loved ones from a fire: get a smoke alarm and create a fire escape plan. • Working smoke alarms cut

the risk of dying in a home fire in half according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). • Place smoke alarms on every level of your home, including bedrooms. • Test smoke alarms once a month and replace batteries at least once a year. • Have a plan in place can help you escape, including at least two ways to escape from every room of your home and a meeting spot at a safe distance from your home. • Discuss the plan with everyone in the household and practice it at least twice a year. Red Cross volunteers on the

scene were members of the chapter’s Disaster Action Team, a group of specially trained volunteers who respond to the scene of a local disaster when called upon at any time of the day or night. For more Red Cross fire safety and preparedness information visit To make a financial donation to your local Red Cross to help people affected by house fires and other disasters here in the United States and around the world, people can click, call or text - visit, call 1-800-RED-CROSS, or text the word REDCROSS to 90999

to make a $10 donation. About the American Red Cross: The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

FALLS from page 4C very small incisions,” he says. “That means there’s less chance of infection, less pain, much less scarring and a quicker recovery time. Because the arms have ‘wrists’ that can rotate more than 360 degrees, we have far more maneuverability than we do with laparoscopic surgery, and we can get into hard-to-reach areas.” “One of the robotic arms holds a magnified 3D high-definition camera, which gives us a much better view of the surgical site than we would have with just our own two eyes.” In a 2013 FDA survey, surgeons experienced with da Vinci said their patients have less bleeding, fewer complications, much quicker recovery

times and less time in the hospital – 24 hours on average. Interestingly, those who used da Vinci to remove advanced cancer in the tonsils region of the throat said half of their patients were able to avoid chemotherapy. What are some other myths and misconceptions? • Myth: Robotics-assisted surgery costs much more than traditional surgery. A study published in July 2013 found that half of the minimally invasive procedures reviewed, including roboticsassisted and laparoscopic surgeries, cost insurance providers less than the same surgeries performed in the traditional manner. Four of the six minimally invasive surgeries also

resulted in fewer lost work days – sometimes several weeks fewer. “The robotics technology is expensive and the whole surgical team has to be trained, which can add to the cost,” says Dr. Chisholm. “But there’s also a tremendous savings compared with traditional surgery because the patient is out of the hospital more quickly and there are fewer complications.” (Study conducted by University of Pennsylvania health economist Andrew J. Epstein and published in JAMA Surgery.) • Myth: Robotics-assisted surgery is riskier than traditional surgeries. Any surgery has certain risks, but in many ways, robotics-assisted surgeries have

fewer overall, Dr. Chisholm says. “Many times, the robotics-assisted procedures can be done much more quickly, so there’s less risk simply because the duration of the procedure is shorter,” he says. “You also have the smaller incisions, less bleeding, etc. that reduce the risks.” In addition, the Tampa Bay area is fortunate to have the cutting-edge 2-year-old Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation (CAMLS) operated by the University of South Florida. “Our surgical teams have easy access to training, practice with simulators and continuing education, so we’re extremely well-prepared,” Dr. Chisholm says.

BOZART from page 4C breastfeeding. The tiny tears remain moist and, if not removed manually, the yeast may cause the painful condition of thrush. Signs of Thrush may include: • White patches that appear to coat the tongue, inside tissue of the cheek, and gums • Irregular-shaped patches that are not able to be wiped away, sticking to the tissue • Pain when feeding or using a pacifier

If left untreated, a nursing mother may develop thrush on her breast, although is not typically considered contagious. See your doctor or dentist and he may prescribe a medication to clear up the infection. Baby Teeth and Teething What to Expect Teething can begins around 3 months old but typically begins when your child is 6 to 7 months old. Signs of teething may include: • Excessive drooling

• Irritability • "Gumming" or biting • Appearance of a rash around the mouth, or on the face • Decrease in appetite • Excessive crying • Loss of appetite • Feverish • Changes in bowel movements Help ease the pain of teething by using a clean, cool washcloth to gently massage the gums. Offer the child a cool teething ring or a teething bis-

cuit, if that is appropriate for the age of the child. Always supervise your child when using a teething biscuit because of the potential choking hazard. You should talk to your doctor or dentist before using overthe-counter pain reducers or desensitizing gel. A Baby's First Teeth The first teeth that will appear are usually the lower incisors, commonly known as the two front teeth. By the age of three, children should have their complete set of 20 "pearly whites." When the first teeth start to appear, buy a toothbrush designed for the age of your child (usually this is indicated on the packaging) and gently cleanse the entire tooth without toothpaste. Beginning at around 18 months, you may choose to introduce a tooth cleansing paste that is safe to swallow and does not contain fluoride. Many brands of children's toothpaste are available in your local retail store. When in doubt, ask your pediatric dentist or the pharmacist to recommend a brand for you. (910) 392-9101

6C Gazette, June 11th, 2014 back, relax and enjoy yourself A&G BBQ from page 7C specials on their vegetables list while still knowing that everyas well. In addition to dinner one will be thrilled with the plates you can also get a variety food. A&G BBQ and Chicken of other choices off of the is located in Carolina Beach extensive menu, like burgers just south of the Lake at 800 hot dogs and BBQ sandwiches. South Lake Park Boulevard. Their menu always features They are open Tuesdays something for everyone in your through Fridays from 11:00 group. If you have room left a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and on after your meal try one of their Saturdays and Sundays you can great desserts. join them for breakfast as they If you do not have the time open early at 6:00 a.m. and to dine in call them for take- close at 9:00 p.m. If you would out. You can even order your like more information on their BBQ and favorite sides in pints catering services or to place a and get enough to feed the take-out order please give them entire family. A&G is a very a call at (910) 458-8620. Take popular and trusted catering out from A&G is always great choice in our area. Everyone and the perfect way to feed the loves fresh BBQ and Chicken whole family or just a way to at any event so talk to A&G get a quick snack for yourself. when planning your next large You can order anything from or small party. You can’t ever their menu and take it home go wrong with a good old pig whether it’s just a BBQ sandpickin’ especially when A&G wich or pints of BBQ, pints of is doing the cooking. They will sides or whole chickens. Take cook up and bring all of the a night off and let the A&G food to you including all of the family cook up a delicious sides you need so you can sit meal for you and yours today!

HANG 10 from page 8C chicken sandwiches, and mouth watering Philly or chicken cheesesteaks. All of their burgers and sandwiches come with your choice of the Hang Ten’s own hand cut fries or chips and all of their sandwiches are also available as

wraps. Wash down your food with one of their beers on draft or the wide variety of bottles. They also offer a great wine selection and full ABC permits. The Hang Ten has an outstanding outdoor seating area with protection from the sun. The Hang Ten Grill offers

an extensive kid’s menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner with plenty of choices for the “Little Surfers” and “Little Guppies.” Bring your kids to the Hang Ten for breakfast and they can get kids sized waffles, silver dollar pancakes with sprinkles, eggs any way they want them or even cereal and each comes with their choice of bacon or sausage and a drink! Make sure your kids start each day the right way with a filling breakfast at the Hang Ten. When you bring the kids for lunch or dinner they have plenty of options from which they can choose. They offer popular kids favorites like chicken tenders, kids sized burgers as well as other items like hot dog sliders, mac n’ cheese wedges, corn puppies and more. There is always something fun and delicious on the menu which your child will love. The Hang Ten Grill is located in Carolina Beach at 308 South Lake Park Boulevard just north

PIZZA HUT from page 7C In January, Pizza Hut introduced a new recipe for the Hand-Tossed style of crust, which is anything but ordinary, anything but uniform. No two Hand-Tossed pizzas at Pizza Hut will ever be the same again. It is made with a lighter and airier crust with bubbles and brushed with buttery garlic flavor. With this new dough, Pizza Hut is taking HandTossed Pizza to a whole new level! Pizza Hut in Carolina Beach also sells WingStreetTM products. Buffalo wings come either traditional or boneless, and you can choose from 8 different sauce varieties. All wings are 60 cents a piece on Wednesdays. Apple pies are a popular WingStreetTM desert, and waffle fries have recently become available. Make Tuesday your families Pasta Night? Their famous

rotini pastas come in two recipes; Meaty Marinara, or Creamy Chicken Alfredo. Pasta can be purchase as a single pan, or the family size, which is two pans, and both come with breadsticks. Pasta is on special every Tuesday at $6 for a single pan and $10 for the family size. Personal Pan Pizzas are a lunchtime favorite. In addition to breadsticks, Pizza Hut has cheese sticks, as well as cinnamon sticks and Hershey’s® chocolate dunker for desert. Pizza Hut does cater, so ask for special deals for groups of 10 or more. Contact them at (910) 458-4050, or order online at www.pizzahut .com, or from your favorite mobile device. You can follow Pizza Hut on facebook and twitter, and information about specials, menu items, and nutrition can be found on the website and in

store. Pizza Hut is located at Snow’s Cut Shopping center (1401 N Lake Parke Blvd, suite 32), near Food Lion.

of the Carolina Beach Lake. They are open seven days a week until 9:00 p.m. 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. Become a fan of the Hang Ten Grill and receive the latest updates about everything happening at the Hang Ten Grill including specials.

Gazette, June 11th, 2014

Pizza Hut Carolina Beach “MAKE IT GREAT!”


A&G BBQ & Chicken “Daily Lunch Specials, Take-Out & Catering”

(Pictured Above): A&G BBQ and Chicken is located in Carolina Beach just south of the Lake at 800 South Lake Park Boulevard. They are open Tuesdays through Fridays from 11:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays you can join them for breakfast as they open early at 6:00 a.m. and close at 9:00 p.m. If you would like more information on their catering services or to place a take-out order please give them a call at (910) 458-8620.

(Pictured Above): Pizza Hut does cater, so ask for special deals for groups of 10 or more. Contact them at (910) 458-4050, or order online at www.pizzahut .com, or from your favorite mobile device. You can follow Pizza Hut on facebook and twitter, and information about specials, menu items, and nutrition can be found on the website and in store. Pizza Hut is located at Snow’s Cut Shopping center (1401 N Lake Parke Blvd, suite 32), near Food Lion. Pizza Hut in Carolina Beach is serving up all your summer favorites including WingStreetTM buffalo wings, pasta, breadsticks, calzones, deserts, Pepsi® products, and of course, delicious Pizza. All menu items are made to order by the friendly staff, just how you like. There are also great deals for catering; no order is to large or to small. The Carolina Beach Pizza Hut offers medium and large pizzas in your choice of crust: Thin ‘N Crispy®, Pan, Hand-Tossed, or Stuffed. The specialty recipes are Pepperoni Lover’s, Veggie Lover’s, Meat Lover’s, Supreme, Chicken Supreme, and Super Supreme, or create your own from a large variety of fresh meats and vegetables. See PIZZA HUT, page 6C

A&G’s BBQ is a strong testament to the Eastern North Carolina style of BBQ we all love. Perfectly seasoned, cooked and topped with A&G’s own famous BBQ sauce, you will not find a better place to get your heavenly chopped pork. As the name says, they are not just serving up BBQ at A&G, but also some of the

finest fried chicken you will ever taste. Though it is the main attraction A&G’s BBQ is not the only great choice on their menu. They offer a variety of options like their famous fried chicken, hamburger steak, fried shrimp, or fried flounder. All of their plates come with your choice of two sides from their huge list, which includes vegetables and more.

A&G also serves specials every day that they are open. These include many dishes that are in such high demand that you will see people go back week after week. Some of their specials include selections such as turkey and dressing, country style steak and some of the best BBQ chicken you will ever taste. They offer daily See A&G BBQ, page 6C


Gazette, June 11th, 2014

Hang Ten Grill “Celebrating 2 Years of Serving 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. They are open seven days a week until 9:00 p.m. 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. Become a fan of the Hang Ten Grill and receive the latest updates about everything happening at the Hang Ten Grill including specials. 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, waffles 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 See HANG 10, page 6C

Island Gazette June 11th Print Edition  

Island Gazette Newspaper. Est. 1978. Serving New Hanover County, North Carolina USA. 910-458-8156

Island Gazette June 11th Print Edition  

Island Gazette Newspaper. Est. 1978. Serving New Hanover County, North Carolina USA. 910-458-8156