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Busy Memorial Day Weekend At Freeman Park

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Carolina Beach Kicks Off Summer Season With Fireworks Display

Sunny weather for an extended Memorial Day holiday weekend brought out thousands of people to Freeman Park on the North End of Carolina Beach.

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By WILLARD KILLOUGH III Managing Editor

CAROLINA BEACH Freeman Park was packed over the Memorial Day holiday

weekend. Vehicles started filling up the park last Thursday night as people headed to the beach for an extended holiday weekend to kick off the 2014 summer season. At times traffic was backed

up on Canal Drive as motorists waited in line to access the park entrance. Additional personnel were on hand to warn people in two

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Kure Beach Council Hears Budget Presentation For 2014-2015 |

By WILLARD KILLOUGH III Managing Editor

KURE BEACH - Good news in Kure Beach, the proposed budget for the 2014-2015

fiscal year includes no property tax or utility fee increases, pay raises for employees and no reduction in services. The Council will hold a public hearing on June 5th at 6:30PM at Town Hall to hear public comment on

the proposed budget. The Town Council heard a presentation from finance officer Arlen Copenhaver at their May 20th, meeting.

See Budget, page 2-A

Council Gets Update On Future Snow's Cut Army Corp Project |

By WILLARD KILLOUGH III Managing Editor

CAROLINA BEACH - The Carolina Beach Town Council got an update May 27th on plans previously released by

the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers to change the use of land along Snow's Cut to make way for a survey office. The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers is planning to obtain a change of status for land they own along Snow's Cut - the In-

tracoastal Waterway - in Carolina Beach. The land runs from Snow's Cut Bridge east between Snow's Cut and homes located on Spencer Farlow Drive down

See Snow's Cut, page 8-A

Dolphin Euthanized After Washing Ashore In Carolina Beach CAROLINA BEACH - A sick dolphin washed ashore on Carolina Beach early Thursday morning May 22. The 10 foot long Risso's dolphin - which lives in deep ocean areas appeared sick, had labored breathing and was eventually euthanized. It was taken to the University of North Carolina at Wilmington for a necropsy.

Carolina Beach kicked of the 2014 summer season with a Memorial Day weekend fireworks display Friday night May 23, on the beachfront at the downtown Boardwalk. Crowds enjoyed live music, frequented area shops, restaurants and amusement rides prior to the display shortly after 9PM. See more on page 1-B...

Officials Investigating Thursday Night Virginia Avenue House Fire WILLARD KILLOUGH III | ByManaging Editor

CAROLINA BEACH - The Carolina Beach Fire Department responded to a house fire at 103 Virginia Avenue last Thursday night. The fire is believed to have started sometime after 10PM. Carolina Beach Fire Chief Alan Griffin said the cause of the fire is still under investigation. No firefighters were injured and the home was not occupied at the time.

See Fire, page 8-A

The Carolina Beach Fire Department responded to a house fire at 103 Virginia Avenue Thursday night. No one was injured.

NOAA Predicts Near-normal Or Below-normal Hurricane Season NOAA : May 22nd, 2014 In its 2014 Atlantic hurricane season outlook issued May 22, NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is forecasting a near-normal or below-normal season. The main driver of this year’s outlook is the anticipated development of El Niño this summer. El Niño causes stronger wind shear, which reduces the number and intensity of tropical storms and hurricanes. El Niño can also

See 2014 Season, page 5-A

Hurricane Fran September 5th, 1996. One of several hurricanes that impacted the North Carolina coast in the late 1990's.

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Editorial: Holiday Weekend Observations

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By WILLARD KILLOUGH III Managing Editor

First, let's all take a moment - if you haven't already - and remember that our recent Memorial Day weekend holiday is set aside not just for hotdogs, camp fires, a day at the beach or the pool with family, but to honor the memory and service of soldiers who fought to keep our country free so we can continue enjoying the American Dream.

Park From page 1-A wheel drive vehicles they could not access the park. Only four-wheel drive vehicles are permitted on the beach. Freeman Park is historically extremely busy during holiday weekends if the weather is warm and sunny. Located beyond the end of Canal Drive on the Northern End of Pleasure Island, the park is largely outside of the Town's jurisdiction. They have authority to manage the area as a park. That was granted to them by the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners some years ago. There is a fee charged for vehicle access to drive on the beachfront within the park. The Town, by it's own admission, doesn't charge people to walk into the park. They can only charge for four-wheel drive vehicle access. The entrance to Freeman Park is narrow with two lanes of traffic for vehicles entering and leaving the beach. During periods of dry weather the sand becomes soft and can lead to vehicles becoming stuck in those lanes causing long lines of traffic to

The men and women of our armed forces make sacrifices during wartime that many of us can only attempt to imagine. Yet even in peacetime our soldiers stand ready with family and friends supporting their service. On a lighter note, and not to deduct from the previous topic, the first busy weekend of the summer season is always a shock to us full time residents. Tourists play a vital role in our economy and through

their spending they help offset the cost of government for full time residents. Sure, a lot of them go on vacation and seem to forget how to drive (where's that turn signal) but at the end of the day they are our cherished sales tax and room tax champs. The Town of Carolina Beach has stepped up their game with additional police presence at Freeman Park. Evidently that helped suppress the bad element and promoted

a safer atmosphere over the weekend. Special thanks to those Town workers that worked hard all weekend trying to keep up with the public trashcans along the beachfront and at Freeman Park. Our lifeguards in Carolina Beach and Kure Beach kept everyone safe and got a workout on their first holiday weekend of the season. Let's look forward to a wonderful summer.

backup within the park and on Canal Drive until a tow truck can arrive to pull a vehicle free. Earlier this year the Town installed a wooden Hatteras ramp within that narrow corridor to allow vehicles to move more freely and avoid timely traffic backups. Soft dry sand created problems over the weekend. Even with four-wheel drive, vehicles can still get stuck in the sand especially if the drivers fail to lower pressure in their tires to improve traction. Lowering the air pressure increases contact between the tire and the sand and avoids digging in when the sand is dry. Many vehicles are often damaged due to not lowering tire pressure and placing additional strain on their vehicle engine and transmission. Sometimes that leads to mechanical issues and on rare occasion vehicle fires. Carolina Beach Town Manager Michael Cramer explained Tuesday, "There were no major incidents but there were tons of people out for the weekend." Cramer said he went out one day and worked from 6 to 10 with the crews picking up garbage cans. He said, "People were definitely putting their

trash in the cans. They'd start filling them up as soon as they were emptied." Cramer said additional police presence within the park created a better situation for everyone. There were around 50 civil citations issued primarily for infractions such as glass bottles and people clinging to vehicles while in motion. He said, "This is my first year, but I've been told overall we saw more people and less problems this year than in years past. The additional police presence, additional trashcans and new Hatteras Ramp all helped." Cramer said the new Hatteras ramp was installed to help prevent vehicles getting stuck within a narrow corridor at the entrance of the park. That wooden ramp ends where the beach opens up. Vehicles still managed to get stuck in the dry sand. He said, "We could probably build that ramp the entire length of the park and people would still get stuck in the sand at times." He said one idea was to call upon the fire department to use a pumper truck to spray water on dry sand where vehicles frequently travel. That idea has been tried

before and the water quickly absorbs and the sand dries. The Carolina Beach Police Department added additional patrols and a new command post in a mobile trailer. Police Chief Ken Hinkle said it's his hope the increased presence will promote a safer atmosphere this season by increasing law enforcement visibility and point of contact between officers and the public. New poles and rope were installed along the dune’s edge from the entrance to zone 12. A new rubber speed hump was installed at the transitional area, where the wooden hatteras ramp begins. Sand and vegetation was scalloped away to accommodate a Freeman Park ambassador opposite the Park pay station. Additional trash barrels and trash trailer were placed in the Park. New signage was installed in the entry area addressing weapons in the park and urging drivers to maintain slow forward speed at the end of the wooden ramp. Work was completed to allow for usage of the parking area just prior to the Freeman Park entrance.

Telephone Fraud in New Hanover County NEW HANOVER CTY : May 27th, 2014 - The New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office is investigating phone calls in reference to New Hanover County resident’s receiving fraudulent phone calls from people stating they are

with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office. Investigations show that a person calls resident’s stating that they are with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office and that the person has failed to show up for jury duty. They

then state that the person needs to pay a fine or a warrant will be issued for their arrest. This is a completely false statement and has nothing in relation to the Sheriff’s Office or Clerk of Courts. This is a fraudulent attempt to extort money from

people under the falsehood of someone missing jury duty. Anyone who has received this call or has any information please contact the Sheriff’s Office at 910-798-4162. Source: New Hanover County.

Budget

unchanged from fiscal years 2013 and 2014. Property taxes are the Town’s largest single source of revenue. Fiscal year 2015 property tax revenue is estimated at $2,100,250. This includes both current tax year and prior tax year’s collections and represents 55.3% of the General Fund revenue. The estimated Kure Beach tax base, as provided by the New Hanover County Tax Department, is $812,666,000. This is an increase of $7,266,000 (0.9%) over the prior year estimated tax base. Based on historical data, the property tax collection rate is estimated at 98.75%." There are no general fund or water and sewer fund fee increases in the proposed budget. No additional personnel are proposed. Currently the Town employs 40 full time employees. Copenhaver explained, "This budget includes a proposed merit increase of 3.5% to reward those employees who are performing above expectations. Also, a 1.5% cost of living adjustment (COLA) for all full time employees is included in the fiscal year 2015 budget. The COLA is consistent with the increase implemented by the Social Security Administration in January 2014. The employee benefits are consistent with prior years." The budget for Town Council related expenses includes compensation for Council members (Mayor - $3,600 annually, Mayor Pro Tem -

$2,700 annually, and Commissioners - $2,400 annually), internet service reimbursement of $2,400 (will be at Council members discretion), travel/ training of $5,000 and dues/ subscriptions of $6,000. Copenhaver explained, "The aforementioned expenses will be divided equally amongst the General Fund and Water and Sewer Fund. Also, the General Fund Governing Body budget includes funding for the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce concert series ($8,800), Kure Beach Christmas Show ($3,300), Katie B. Hines Senior Center ($2,000), Friends of Fort Fisher ($2,000), the Island of Lights ($1,100), The Help Center of Federal Point ($1,000) and the Federal Point Historic Preservation Society ($1,000). Additionally, the General Fund budget includes $4,950 for funding the portion of the Carolina Beach Inlet maintenance dredging requested from the Town." He explained, "The Town’s total outstanding debt (all funds) is estimated to be $2,815,700 at July 1, 2014. The Local Government Commission (LGC) uses 8% of the assessed value of property subject to taxation as the maximum debt level. The Town’s outstanding debt at July 1 will be approximately 0.35% of the assessed value of property, well within LGC guidelines." Copenhaver explained one of Council's goals was a live in firefighter program. He explained, "One of Town Council’s goals for fis-

cal year 2015 is to investigate the “Live-In Programâ€? for the Fire Department. Basically, this program consists of the Town paying the housing costs for several volunteer firefighters and, in return, they would perform station duty. The housing costs would include the rental of a house and the related utilities. The firefighters living in the home would be required to adhere to the policies established by the Town. This type of program has been successfully implemented throughout the country. The fiscal year 2015 General Fund budget for the Fire Department includes $15,000 for the potential implementation of a “Live-In Programâ€?. Further Town Council and Fire Department investigation and discussion is required prior to actual implementation of such a program." The General Fund capital outlay totals $79,000, which includes the following: ‡  Âą )LUH 'HSDUWment equipment. ‡  Âą 5HSODFHPHQW of two Police vehicles (will be purchased using installment financing). Copenhaver explained the fiscal year 2015 budgeted capital outlay is $263,000 (76.9%) less than fiscal year 2014. The Water and Sewer Fund capital outlay includes potential infrastructure improvement projects totaling $92,206 and the purchase of sewer/storm water equipment

From page 1-A Copenhaver explained the proposed fiscal year 2015 Town of Kure Beach Budget is balanced and totals $5,927,598 for all operations. The budget is spread over the following seven funds: General Fund $3,795,402; Water and Sewer Fund $1,600,156; Storm Water Fund $287,370; Beach Protection Fund $110,000; Powell Bill Fund $62,030; Federal Asset Forfeiture Fund $50,000; and Sewer Expansion Reserve Fund (SERF) $22,640. Copenhaver said the budget addresses goals set by the Council at a retreat held in January. Those goals include: 1. Complete the existing litigation on the Ocean Front Park. 2. Develop a long-term plan for funding beach nourishment, including three new funding streams independent of property taxes. 3. Review opportunities for dune infiltration systems. 4. Maintain the current tax rate, if possible. 5. Determine the storage and office space needs for the next five years for each Town department. 6. Investigate the “Live-In Program� for the Fire Department. In his budget message to Council Copenhaver explained, "The tax rate being proposed for fiscal year 2015 is 26.15 cents ($0.2615) per $100 of valuation, which is

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Budget From page 2-A totaling $70,000. This equipment will be split between the Water and Sewer Fund and the Storm Water Fund and will be purchased using installment financing. The Storm Water Fund capital outlay also includes $50,827 for potential storm water infrastructure projects. A contingency of $180,725 (5% of the budget) is included in the General Fund budget for fiscal year 2015. This contingency appropriation is to provide for unanticipated increases in budgetary needs during the course of the year and to be an additional source of funds in the event that the Town must pay all, or a portion, of future beach nourishment costs. No actual expenditures can be made from the contingency appropriation. Funds must first be moved from the contingency appropriation to a department or function and then expended. This movement of funds shall be authorized by resolution of the governing body and will be deemed an amendment to the

Snows Cut From page 1-A to the North Carolina Wildlife Boat Ramp on Annie Drive. According to Assistant Town Manager Ed Parvin, a meeting was held with the Corp of Engineers April 15th. Parvin explained, "Jerry and I met with John Manning from the Wilmington ACOE Real Estate Office today to discuss their future plans for their property adjacent to Snow's Cut. In the near future the ACOE will be conducting an Environmental Assessment (EA) to change the status of the property to "Operational." Parvin explained, "The change will accommodate a future survey office that will be manned during regular working hours. With this change the ACOE will be looking to install a fence similar to the one we are required to erect for the Island Greenway. The white hashed line represents the location of the fence. It will be located approximately 12 feet from their property line. There will be a 2' buffer from the fence and then the Town will have an opportunity to relocate the current path in the remaining 10 feet. The future path location is represented by the red line." Parvin explained, "There are some uncertainties with timeline at the ACOE which depends on upcoming budgets. Right now we can anticipate seeing a letter in the coming months that will allow us to comment on the EA." The Snow's Cut walking and bike trail was installed some years ago by the Town of Carolina Beach and runs from the end of Bridge Barrier Road east through the wooded area between homes on Spencer Farlow Drive and the Snow's Cut waterway.

budget ordinance. Funding for future beach nourishment projects has long been a concern as it becomes more difficult to rely upon federal funding. Copenhaver explained, "The Beach Protection Fund was established as part of the fiscal year 2014 Kure Beach Budget Ordinance. It was established as a reserve fund for future beach nourishment expenses, as well as other beach related expenditures including, but not limited to, beach access improvements/ repairs, dune maintenance, dune plantings, beach protection signage, dune infiltration systems, etc. The uncertainties surrounding state and federal funding of future beach nourishment projects was the driving force behind the establishment of this fund. For fiscal year 2015, the revenue source for the Beach Protection Fund will be a transfer of $110,000 from the General Fund. In fiscal year 2014, $96,000 was transferred from the General Fund." Copenhaver explained, "The fiscal year 2015 Town of Kure Beach Budget reflects a thorough review of Town expendi-

tures and conservative, but reasonable, estimation of revenues. As discussed during the annual retreats in 2012, 2013 and 2014, during this budget process and as reported in the news media, the need to increase reserves in anticipation of future beach nourishment costs remains a very significant concern for Kure Beach, as well as other North Carolina beach towns. The availability of future federal and state funds for beach projects continues to be uncertain." He explained, "As a result, Kure Beach’s share of future tri-annual beach nourishment projects could be in excess of $1.2 million. This budget includes a process to continue to build reserves for future beach nourishment needs. The Beach Protection Fund serves as a reserve fund to accumulate funds for future beach related needs, the most significant being beach nourishment. A transfer of $110,000 from the General Fund to the Beach Protection Fund is included in this budget, while fiscal year 2014 included a transfer of $96,000. Also, all or a portion of the General Fund

contingency, totaling $180,725, may be available to further strengthen the Beach Protection Fund depending on the extent of contingency usage during the fiscal year. Additionally, in order to build the Beach Protection Fund to the level estimated for future projects, additional funding sources will need to be identified. In regard to the Water and Sewer Fund and Storm Water Fund, they continue to

address the day-to-day operations of these activities and are providing a reasonable level of reserve strengthening for future infrastructure projects. However, if usage within the Water and Sewer Fund remains at the forecasted lower levels, rates will need to be evaluated in future budget cycles." He explained, "In conclusion, I believe the proposed fiscal year 2015 Kure Beach Budget

supports the goals established by Town Council, reflects the Council’s service priorities and is responsive to the Town’s needs. I would like to express my appreciation to all Department Heads, as well as all Town employees, who participated in the development of the fiscal year 2015 budget." The budget must be adopted by June 30th and begins July 1st.

The trail ends at the Wildlife Boat Ramp on Annie Drive. Based on the map obtained from Town Hall the fence would run the perimeter of the property causing that trail to be relocated. During the Council's May 27th, meeting Town Manager Michael Cramer said, "Currently this is just a proposal" and, "Because we had correspondence in email fashion, it did go to the paper and the paper did a story on it basically that this was going to change. They are in the planning process at this point. What their intent is, they would like to change the use on their property - which they can do all by their lonesome - to operational and have an office structure there where they have surveyors for this general area." He said with that change the Corp's intent is to look at how to secure their entire piece of property. He said, "If they were to go to an operational component, their requirements state they have to be at a higher level of security than what they are currently at." Cramer said a portion of the area is already secured with a fence to house a dock for a dredge vessel. With the installation of a fence around the entire property, a chain link fence with wire across the top, the existing bike path would be relocated to just outside of the fence. He explained the eroding shoreline along Snow's Cut would be hardened to protect the area in a similar fashion to the rocks located in the existing dock area. He said, "Yes, that would impact Town residents if they did that. At this point there is probably a dozen or more property owners that back up

to that area. For the most part only four back up to the chain link fence now. The rest of those properties all back up to an open greenway type area. It would definitely impact their view and the alignment of the trail. We have indications that they would talk about doing the alignment of the trail on their own but other than just telling us what their interest is, they haven't really stated to much." Mayor Dan Wilcox explained, "I have to tell you its really upsetting. We spend all of our time trying to figure out how to provide natural areas and water access and all of that." He said, "I don't know what we have to do, who is in charge of this, who we have to appeal to, but I would really like to get ahead of this and try to suggest that if they need a little more space they take a little more space but not block it off all the way to the bridge. I'm sure they're going to hear from the property owners." Cramer said, "We have very little input into what they do with that. They have to go through an environmental assessment for the property. Which they are anticipating is a three to six month project for them. At that point they would come back to us and tell us what the results were. They don't necessarily have to follow the same types of public communications that we do. We could let property owners know. Send out letters and try and educate property owners. On their behalf we could talk to the Corp and try and find out what exactly they are looking at. Right now it’s very sketchy. They have given us very few details other than it's our property, we want to do this, and this is what we are going to do."

Mayor Wilcox said, "At a minimum we need to find out who to appeal to" and relay that information to the property owners. He expressed concern with an easement the Town obtained to locate the bike path on the Army Corp property some years ago. Cramer said he had not seen the easement document but anticipated it was a "right to use" rather than an easement that would require the Corp to allow the Town to use the land for the path. He said the Town needs to research their rights and documentation as well as more specific plans from the Corp. Wilcox said, "It wouldn't be the first time a government agency's mind was changed if there were substantial concern from the community and people spoke out on it. If this bothers us - it bothers me - if it bothers council collectively, we could get behind it, citizens could get behind it, and perhaps even if there is no process we can create one. Start a movement of sorts." Wilcox said, "To put up the barb and chain link fence through there is depressing."

Councilman Gary Doetsch said, "It's something we need to be careful about because this is not the only place we partner with the Corp of Engineers." The Town also works extensively with the Corp to provide beach nourishment and inlet dredging projects including securing federal funding. Cramer said he would contact Army Corp officials and make further inquiries. For years the property owners on Spencer Farlow Drive with homes bordering the land have enjoyed access to the wooded area and the banks of Snow's Cut. The land is owned by the Corp and those homeowners have no actual right to access the land. Assistant Town Manager Ed Parvin said, "Another issue they've had, if you see the development closest to the bridge, a lot of those folks have gone in and cleared a lot of the property there and that's lead to what they believe some erosion there. That's part of their process to, they would want to secure that" by plac-

ing rocks along the banks to prevent further erosion." Cramer said property owners walk through the land creating trails to access the waterway for fishing. He said some owners have often mowed portions of the land to keep a clear line of sight to the waterway. Doetsch said the Corp's land in that area is designated as a spoil area. If the Corp of Engineers dredged Snow's Cut in the future, they could place that material on that land. Council member Sarah Friede said, "I do think if we have owners there that are taking advantage of that open woodland, it is in fact not their property. I see the Corp's position on that. The owners may not be aware of what the limitations on the trail are. In their mind they are keeping the grass cut to keep down the bugs." She said, "There may need to be a three way conversation with the owners, the Town and the Corp so that we can all come to some sort of way to live together happily without a seven foot fence with barb wire on top."

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NCDOT to Host Public Meetings for Vehicle/Railroad Traffic Separation Study in Wilmington NEW HANOVER CTY : May 27th, 2014 - The N.C. Department of Transportation will hold two public meetings to gather information on how and when the public uses existing railroad crossings in various locations throughout Wilmington in Brunswick County. The meetings will take place on Monday, June 9 and

Tuesday, June 10 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Wilmington Community Center, 401 South 8th Street in Wilmington. Citizens may stop by at their convenience; there will not be a formal presentation. NCDOT representatives will be available to answer questions and receive comments on the type and frequency of use of various railroad crossings in

the city. The goal of NCDOT is to ensure the safety of passengers and train crews, motorists, bicyclists, pedestrians, and the surrounding communities. For additional information, contact Nancy Horne, NCDOT – Project Engineer, Rail Division, Engineering and Safety Branch, by phone (919) 715-0296 or by email

nhorne@ncdot.gov; or Scot Sibert, NCDOT consultant with STV/RWA Consultants, Inc. at (704) 372-1885 or scot. sibert@stvinc.com. NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who want to participate in these meetings. Anyone requiring special

services should contact Ms. Horne as early as possible so that arrangements can be made. NCDOT will provide interpretive services upon request for persons who do not speak English, or have a limited ability to read, speak or understand English. Kindly request it prior to the meeting by calling 1-800-481-6494.

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knocked down within 15 to 20 minutes. Last year firefighters responded to a fire at 104 Virginia Avenue on February 20th, 2013 across the street from the most recent house fire. Chief Griffin said that house was under construction and suffered severe damage to a room on the second floor. No one was injured.

The construction was complete and crews were painting the interior earlier in the day. The power was not in service. Fire officials, the State Bureau of Investigation and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) investigated the cause of the fire. Chief Griffin said the fire was largely contained to one room and firefighters put the

flames out quickly. But the fire had burned hot enough to burn through the floor. While on the scene of the 2013 house fire on Virginia Ave, firefighters responded to another fire at marker 4 in Freeman Park just before 2:30am. Port-a-johns on a trailer where basically fully burned. A Carolina Beach Police officer had patrolled the

park approximately one hour earlier and only noticed one vehicle in the area. It was a standalone trailer with 6 port-a-john units on it. The trailer is valued at $3,700. The port-a-johns were $525 each. Delivery was $600 for all six of the port-a-johns. Chief Griffin said no connection between the two incidents was ever established.

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American Legion Post 129 Holds Memorial Day Ceremony

This Week’s Chamber FREE Sunday Night Summer Movie “Tom & Jerry’s Robin Hood”

The Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the generous support of the Town of Carolina Beach did not disappoint with this past Sunday’s showing of Frozen. The Carolina Beach Lake was packed full of movie-

Monday, May 27, 2014 the American Legion Post 129 held their Annual Memorial Day Ceremony at the Carolina Beach Lake. Ashley High School’s NJROTC’s color guard presented the flag. We

want to recognize HS Senior Cadet Christopher Robinson and HS Senior Cadet DeShawn Henning who both have enlisted in the USMC, HS Senior Angeleah Haseltine who See Memorial Day, page 17B

Ft. Fisher #2325 Hosts Author Richard Triebe The Fort Fisher Chapter #2325 of The United Daughters of the Confederacy hosted Mr. Richard Triebe as their guest speaker for the May meeting held at The Federal Point History Center. Mr. Tribe is the past recipient of the prestigious "Jefferson Davis Gold Medal" given to him by the Chapter for his book on "Elmira, NY Prison Camp" which held over 500 See TRIEBE, page 13B

20TH ANNUAL YOUTH PIER FISHING TOURNAMENT JUNE 7TH Carolina Beach Parks & Recreation and the Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee would like to invite kids ages 5 - 15 to the 20th Annual Pier Fishing

Tournament! Join us on Saturday, June 7th, 2014 at the Kure Beach Pier. Registration is 6:00 am - 8:00 am. The fishing tournament is from 7:00 am - 10:00 am. The awards cere-

mony will follow the tournament. The entry fee is $2.00 plus a donation of at least two non-perishable canned food items. The first 100 kids withSee YOUTH page 9B

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

Fox, Sharon Carlson, with town liaisons Brenda Butler and Leann Pierce will be sponsoring Performing Arts Night. The performances will be at the board walk gazebo, Friday and

Saturday nights. This year the Fridays will be the every other Friday given the Fort Fisher Concerts. Mark your calendar for the See CB ARTS, page 17B

FAMILY NIGHT, BINGO, MUSIC & FIREWORKS ALL SUMMER LONG 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, See EVENTS, 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 See MARKET, page 9B

goers who enjoyed singing along with all their Frozen favorites including “Let it go” and “In Summer!” The FREE Movie season runs from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day See MOVIE, page 9B

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3rd annual “Christmas In July” 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 summer 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. 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, Gulf Stream Restaurant, 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.

BABY-OF-THE-WEEK - This week’s Baby of the Week is Eva Trott, aka Sweet Pea. She is the latest addition to the family of Marty and Dawn Trott. Eva spends her days charming her big brothers, Carson and Taylor and her big sister, Zoe. Her very proud and happy grandparents are Don and Sheila Trott of Carolina Beach and Dan and Jackie Esmiol of Wilmington.


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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 woodworking and vocational skills to at-risk youth from age 8 into young adulthood. Our goal is for KMI youth to stay See HIPPIE, page 9B

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

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

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

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

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

Museum Loans Artifacts for Film Exhibit

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 7 - 29th Annual Beach Music Festival (910-458-8434) • June 10 – Aug 26 - Kure Beach Open Air Market (910-4588216) • July 3 - Independence Day Fireworks (910-458-8434) • July 10-13 - East Coast Got Em‘ On Classic King Mackerel Tournament (910-470-1374) • August 23 - Miss P.I. Beauty Pageant (910-458-5962) • September 12 & 13 - Carolina Beach In-Shore Challenge (910352-0603) • Sept 13 - 2nd Annual Heart of Hope Run (910-228-5282) • Sept 20 - 2nd Annual Carolina Beach Dragon Boat Regatta and Festival 910-599-2979 • October 11 & 12 - 21st Annual Seafood, Blues and Jazz Festival (910-458-8434) • October 17-19 - 8th Annual Pleasure Island Surf Fishing Challenge (910-352-0603) • October 18 - 6th Annual Salty Paws Festival (910-458-3266) • October 25 - Annual Carolina Beach Firefighters Association BBQ (910-458-8434) • November 28 - Island of Lights Light Up Celebration at the Lake (910-458-5507) • Nov 28 thru Dec 20 - 6th Annual Christmas by the Sea (Carolina Beach Boardwalk) (910-470-8666) • December 5 - Island of Lights Christmas Parade (910-458-5507) • December 6 - Island of Lights Flotilla (910-458-0211) • December 12, 13 & 14 - Kure Beach Fantasy Christmas Show (910-279-0459) • December 13 - Island of Lights Tour of Homes (910-458-5506) • December 31 - Island of Lights New Year’s Eve Countdown held in Kure Beach For Chamber information please visit our website at www.pleasureislandnc.org or E-Mail us at visitor@pleasureislandnc.org

April 2014 Programs at N.C. Aquarium at Ft. Fisher BEHIND THE SCENES • AQUARIST APPRENTICE - Saturdays, May 31 at 2 p.m., Saturdays, June 7, 14, 21, 28 at 2 p.m. - Check out a dirty job you’re sure to love. Join staff on a behind-the-scenes tour and learn about Aquarium animals, what they eat, how they live, and how to care for them. Then, assist aquarists with food preparation and help feed the animals. Participants also observe aquarists during daily care and maintenance tasks. This limited opportunity is only open to 10 participants. Participants should wear closedtoe shoes and be prepared to smell fishy. For ages 10 and older. Ages 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $25 for ages 13 and older, $23 for ages 10-12. Aquarium admission included. P R E - R E G I S T R AT I O N REQUIRED. • BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR - Saturdays, May 31 at 11:15 a.m., Sundays, June 1, 8,

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

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

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

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

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

UP COMING MEETINGS Monday June 17, 2014: Potluck Picnic. 6:30 – 8:30 pm Summer Potluck/Picnic. The perfect time to bring friends and prospective members. ALSO UPCOMING! Saturday, March 22, 2014 Walking Tour of “The Sugar Loaf Line of Defense” with Dr. Chris Fonvielle 2pm-4pm. $5.00 donation requested. Limit of 25 participants.

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


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

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

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

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

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

vided. Breakfast can be ordered from the grill, if you would like something more. They offer positive music and food for thought from the bible, and with the music, songs and worship you have the best view. He also has a Facebook page, where he offers words of encouragement each day; to get your day started on a positive note or pick you up if you are down; something to get you through or to get you thinking. You can contact him through the page also. Follow him at www.facebook.com/sundaymorningworship. Courtney feels that life is hard enough, so church should refill that spirit and make you smile. So, stop in at High Tides See SUNDAY, page 17B

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

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

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

KML Preschool to Hold Wednesday “Mother’s Morning Out” During Summer 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

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 Kindergarteners are welcomed

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

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

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

Kure Memorial Lutheran News Beach Worship, Church Yard Sale, Faith on Tap and Much More. Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18. Beach Worship: Our Beach Worship “season” is right around the corner – another summer of worship in God’s most beautiful sanctuary – at Agape Faith Center at the “F” Avenue beach access in Kure Beach. We have a new sound system and a lineup of guest musicians (but are still looking for more – let us know if you know someone who may be interested) to lead us in music. Beach Worship begins Wednesday, May 28, at 7:00 p.m. and will continue every Wednesday through September. All are welcome. We hope you will join us! Church Yard Sale: Coming up: our annual

indoor yard sale on Saturday, June 7, in our Fellowship Hall off Fourth Street in Kure Beach. Rain or shine. Treasures Galore! Something for everyone! Sunday Schedule 9:00 Sunday School 10:00 Worship 11:00 Fellowship Time 4:30 Youth Group Faith on Tap: Mondays, May 19 and June 2 and 16, 7:00 p.m. - Hang Ten Grill This is a young(er) adult ministry opened to all. Come check it out! Join us for a beverage, a bite to eat, and join the discussion. Bring your friends and neighbors. (Parking is free after 7:00 p.m.). Surfin’ on God’s Grace, Pastor: Dan Keck 910-458-5266 Website: kurememorial.org


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2014 Spring Pleasure Island Soccer Association Team Photo’s (More on 5 & 16B) Pictured Above: Bob Ginsberg (Kure Beach), Tracee & Duke Hagestrom (Carolina Beach), Christina Dees (Carolina Beach) after finishing the sprint triathlon.

SOCCER NEWS Hammerheads Defeat Riverhounds 5-1 Wilmington continues Winning Streak

(Pictured Above): U10G’s E2A finished up in 2nd Place with a 2-3-1 record.

Wilmington, NC Wilmington Hammerheads FC found their second victory against the Pittsburgh Riverhounds on Friday night at Legion Stadium. Forwards

Jordan Hamilton and Sammy Ochoa were a dynamic duo on the field, playing a key role in the club's 5-1 victory. The Hammerheads were not See Hammerheads, page 17B

BASEBALL NEWS Pleasure Island Youth Baseball Spring Season Wraps Up this Week The Pleasure Island Youth Baseball Spring League will be wrapping up their regular Spring Season this week. The standings in the kids pitch league are close with the Lazy Pirate currently in 1st with a record of 7-4-1, Pleasure Island Tattoo at 6-5-1, No Sweat

Heating and Air 6-6-0 and Island Men Group 4-8-0. Wednesday will wrap up the regular season with No Sweat Heating and Air Vs Pleasure Island Tattoo at 6:00p, and Island Men Group Vs Lazy Pirate at 7:30pm, these games See BASEBALL, page 19B

(Pictured Above): U11/12G’s Constructive Building Solutions finished up in 2nd Place with a 6-2 record.

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

(Pictured Above): U13/14G’s Brush Dental finished up in 2nd Place with a 6-3-1 record.

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

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


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(Pictured Above): U7B’s Little BWWtook 2nd Place in the Tournament.

(Pictured Above): U8B’s Wilmington Athletic Club took 2nd Place in the Tournament.

(Pictured Above): U9B’s Refuge Church finished the Regular Season in 2nd Place with at 6-2.

(Pictured Above): U10B’s TheLaw Office of Barry K. Keline finished in 2nd Place with at 5-4.

(Pictured Above): U4G Division Freedies Restaurant.

(Pictured Above): U4G Division Moxie Marketing Restaurant.


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CAPT MIKE HARRISON Lucy’s Choice Bay Charters

Very soon after I moved to Kure Beach I heard my first unforgettable fish story. My neighbor, Randy, and I were talking with another neighbor (we’ll call him “Steve”) and he told us this. He was at the top of a ladder, working on a gutter, when an Osprey came flying low, returning from the water with a fairly large fish in his grasp. Just as the bird came closest to Steve he “hollered as loud as he could” and the Osprey dropped the fish. Steve scurried down the ladder and picked up the still alive and flipping Spanish Mackerel, and headed straight to his kitchen to filet it and put it on ice to be grilled for supper that night. Now I’ve heard a lot of “fish stories” since then, but I still rank that one first and best of

all. When people ask me if I like living here, I usually say “Are you kidding? What’s not to like! Fish fall from the sky!” of Spanish Speaking Mackerel, they’ve been plentiful just off the beach for the past week or two. I’ve heard of some pretty big ones caught down south, out from the rocks at Fort Fisher. They were also picking them up from the piers, casting various rigs. Just ask the folks in the pier house; they’ll tell you what it takes. The river and bays are providing Sheepshead, Black Drum, Red Drum, and a few flounder. Even hear of one seven pound flounder weighed in this week. Man that could have been me. But I’m sittin’ here peckin’ on a lap top computer. But not for long… see you next week. Wishing you the best, Capt. Mike Harrison Lucy’s Choice Bay Charters

(Pictured Above): Another happy customer with Get Busy Charters!

(Pictured Above): A recent photo from Get Busy Fishin’ Charters.

Free Kids Fishing Events Get Started this Weekend More than 35 free, familyoriented fishing events get underway this weekend, as part of 2014 National Fishing and Boating Week.

Supported by the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, in cooperation with Neuse Sport Shop, N.C. State Council of Trout Unlimited and the U.S. Forest

Service, these fishing events provide opportunities for young anglers to learn fishing basics, such as casting, knottying and tackle selection. They also let young anglers try their

luck at reeling in a variety of freshwater fish — many of them stocked by the Commission, including trout in the mountains and channel catSee WEEKEND, page 19B

Wildlife Commission Begins Construction of New Fishing Access Area on Uwharrie River The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is beginning construction on a new fishing access area on the Uwharrie River at the N.C. Hwy. 109 bridge north of Troy

in Montgomery Co. During construction, existing access at this site will be closed for public safety. The site, an unused N.C. Department of Transportation right-of-way

left over from a bridge realignment project, had been used informally by the public to access the river. The Commission has scheduled See Unharrie, page 19B


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NED and Elizabeth Motivate Carolina Beach School Students

Last week Elizabeth with the NED show (Never Give Up, Encourage Others, & Do Your Best) gave a motivational presSee NEW Show, page 9B

(Pictured Above): Students in Mrs. Cannon's AIG class learn about local marine life through hands-on experiences.

On Wednesday, May 21st, Girl Scout Troop 867 of Kure Beach held their end of year ceremony at the Carolina Beach Lake. Our 20 Girl Scouts had an amazing year full of great experiences! Some highlights from our year included participating in community service events such as Beach Sweep, Polar Plunge, the Lo Tide Run and Island Day. In addition the girls enjoyed fall and spring camping weekends at Camp McNeill in White Oak, See SCOUTS, page 13&20B

Last week Mrs. Boos second grade class held a Talent Show. Each student was given an opportunity to share their special skill or talent. The audiSee TALENT, page 13B

Students in Mrs. Cannon's AIG class learn about Local Marine life through hands-on experiences

(Pictured Above): Students in Mrs. Cannon's AIG class learn about local marine life through hands-on experiences. During the 2012-2013 school year, Kama Cannon, Gifted Education Specialist at Carolina Beach Elementary School (CBES), and her Academically or Intellectually

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

Gifted (AIG) students heard about Ashley High School's new Marine Science Academy. The class had the idea to start their own Marine Science See AIG, page 17B

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

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

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

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


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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 www.carolinabeach.org 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 www.carolinabeach.org 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.

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

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

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 www.carolinabeach.org or call 458-2977 for additional information.

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: https://www.facebook.com/CB 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 samantha.robinson@carolinabeach.org

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.

20th Annual Youth Pier Fishing Tournament June 7th Carolina Beach Parks & Recreation and the Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee would like to invite kids ages 5 - 15 to the 20th Annual Pier Fishing Tournament! Join us on Saturday, June 7th, 2014 at the Kure Beach Pier. Registration is 6:00 am - 8:00 am. The fishing tournament is from 7:00 am - 10:00 am. The awards ceremony will follow the tournament. The entry fee is $2.00 plus a donation of at least two

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

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 selfdirected projects. Artists will learn drawing, conte, collage, modeling, charcoal, pastels, painting and sculpting. We have two sessions available: Session 1 = June 16th – 20th See ART CAMP, page 13B

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

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

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

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

Boardwalk Beach Pilates 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.


MARKET from page 1B provided. On the summer holiday weekends, in addition to the regular farmer’s market vendors the lake livens up with an additional influx of artists and crafters of all types. Come early to enjoy a leisurely morning strolling

through the market as you listen to live music provided by Bruce Butcher. The produce is just beginning to come in and will be here in full force by early June; there are a wonderful variety of tasty items from local bakers to enjoy with your fresh roasted coffee; everything you

need for your pets; wines from several vintners; popped on the spot kettle korn; 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 (carolinabeachfarmersmarket.com) or email Janet Knott at carolinabeachfarmers market@gmail.com.

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

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

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

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

EVENTS from page 1B 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 Boardwalk (Cape Fear Blvd. & Canal Drive) at 6:30 pm to play CASH BINGO under the setting sun on beautiful Pleasure Island. Thursdays from 6:30 until 9:30 enjoy Fireworks by the Sea and Gazebo Entertainment! This Thursday Mighty McFly will be playing their incendiary

Energy Music, June 5th Machine Gun, June 12th Chris Bellamy Band, June 19th Eastbound, June 28th L Shape Lit, July 3rd Massive Grass and Southern Trouble, July 10th Beachbilly Brothers, July 17th Dubtown Cosmonauts, July 24th Jack Jack 180, July 31st Mark Roberts Band, August 7th 40 East, August 14th Drew Smith Band and August 21st

Lynne and the Wave. Live music and fireworks are help every Thursday with the exception of Friday August 29th for Labor Day weekend. For updated on any of these great events find the Carolina Beach Downtown Initiative on Facebook or visit www.cbdowntowninitiative.co m.

AQUARIUM from page 2B and older, $23 for ages 10-12. Aquarium admission included. P R E - R E G I S T R AT I O N REQUIRED. • EXTENDED BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR Fridays, May 30 at 2 p.m., Wednesdays, May 28 at 2 p.m., Mondays, June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at 2 p.m., Wednesdays, June 4, 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 3, 10, 17, 24 at 2 p.m. and Thursdays, June 5, 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 closedtoe shoes. For ages 3 and older. Fee: $16 for ages 13 and older, $14 for ages 3-12. Aquarium admission included. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED. OUTDOORS & EXPLORATION • SURF FISHING WORKSHOP - Saturdays, May 31 at 9 a.m.- This three hour workshop includes one hour of classroom discussion, then surf fishing on the beach nearby. All equipment and bait provided. Program is rain or shine, with extra activities added in event of bad weather (e.g., throwing a cast net). For ages 10 and older. Fee: $15 per participant. Aquarium admission is not included. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED.

• CANOEING THE SALT MARSH - Saturdays, June 7, 14, 21, 28 at 9 a.m. - A threehour 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. P R E R E G I S T R AT I O N REQUIRED. • SURF FISHING WORKSHOP - Tuesdays, June 3, 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. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED. SUMMER DAY CAMP FOR KIDS Aquarium summer camps provide fun and safe learning opportunities with knowledgeable and competent leadership. Camps run simultaneously for ages 5-6, 7-9 and 10-12. Ages 5-6, known as Aquanauts, become immersed in weekly topics through animal interaction, play, storytelling, crafts and hands on outdoor activities. Ages 7-9, Marine Detectives, use their investigative skills during animal programs, outdoor excursions and interactive games to better understand nature. Ages 10-12, Ocean Explorers, participate with staff in experiences outdoors and behind the scenes at the Aquarium to discover each See Aquarium, page 17B

MOVIE from page 1B weekend for a total of 15 selections for your enjoyment. May 25th, followed by TOM & JERRY’s ROBIN HOOD and his MERRY MOUSE (PG2012) on June 1st. The true-life adventure BIG MIRACLE (2012-PG) will be on June 8th followed on June 15th by the ever-popular DESPICABLE ME 2 (PG-2013). On June 22nd, we are bringing the new wacky science experiment gone wrong adventure CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 (PG – 2014). On June 29th, we will present MONSTERS UNIVERSITY (PG 2012) followed by our Independence Day weekend selection with this

years’ NUT JOB (PG 2014). Halfway through our summer season on July 13th, we present the greatest Turkey Movie of all time – FREE BIRDS (PG 2013) followed by Disney’s SUPER BUDDIES (G 2013) on July 20th. For our tenth selection of the season, we offer the environmental sensitive HOOT (PG 2006) on July 27th followed by this years’ popular THE LEGO MOVIE (PG 2014) on August 3rd. For all of our turtle lovers, we offer up A TURTLE TALE’S 2: SAMMY’S ESCAPE FROM PARADISE (PG 2012) on August 10th followed by TAD THE LOST EXPLORER (PG 2012) on August 17th. This year’s

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

Gazette, May 28th, 2014 9B patience, pride, perseverance, HIPPIE from page 2B out of trouble, stay in school, confidence, teamwork and selfgraduate and go on to the work- esteem, building character and force or college, thereby matur- learning the truth of actions and ing into successful adults. consequences. Learn more Through the design/build about us at: Kids Making It process, KMI youth learn Woodworking Program YOUTH from page 1B out a fishing pole will receive a FREE rod and reel. The first 100 kids will receive a FREE tournament tshirt and FREE bait will be provided while it lasts. So bring

the family to celebrate our 20th year of being “Hooked on Fishing”! If you have any questions regarding the Fishing Tournament, please call the Recreation Center at 458-2977.

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

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

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

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


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Gazette, May 28th, 2014 NED Show from page 7B entation in the cafeteria for our 3rd-5th graders to promote a culture of kindness and excellence at your school. Feel free to check out there website: www.theNEDshow.com. NED

Improves Student Behavior, Strengthen Test Scores, Enrich Instructional Time, Increase Academic Achievement, Complement Existing School Themes and Enhance Motivational Climate at School.

TALENT from page 7B ence enjoyed solos, duos and trios as students shared songs,

dance, a magic show, sports and more! Special thanks to all of this years’ participants!!

TRIEBE from page 1B soldiers just from Fort Fisher. His new book which will be published this summer is on the other camp where Fort Fisher prisoners were taken to "Point Lookout, MD". In his research, Mr. Triebe has found over 430 names not previously recorded or noted on the monuments at Point Lookout. Mrs. John

Gasson, Vice President of the North Carolina Division, UDC was also a guest. Mrs. Thomas Lavin, Resistrar assisted in serving light refreshments after meeting. The June meeting will be held at Mrs. Lavin's home and is a family covered dish gathering with installation of officers for the coming term of 2 years.

ART CAMP from page 8B 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, minimonets@gmail.com or www.minimonetsart.com.

SCOUTS from page 7B NC. For the first time this year the girls participated in a Powder Puff Derby and had a great time working on their own cars! This year nine members of our troop bridged from Daisy to Brownie Girl Scouts: Ella Watkins, Eva Grayson Davenport, Kylie Gump, Skylar Santucci, Rori DiLiscia, Secelia Richardson, Rylan Harris, Quinn Womble, and Lindsey Horne. The following Girl Scouts completed their first year of Brownies: Brooke Pletcher, Malia Womble, Holly McKee, Callie Reitzel, Maris

Toppin and Emma Elbel. The following Girl Scouts completed their first year of Juniors: Lily Elbel, Emma Kinney, Cassidy Irwin, Abbie Horne, and Ava Toppin. We want to thank everyone in the Pleasure Island Community that supported our troop by purchasing Girl Scout cookies and also we would like to extend a special thanks to Rev. Dan Keck and everyone at Kure Memorial Lutheran Church for allowing us to meet in their fellowship hall. We are looking forward to beginning another great year of scouting next fall!

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16B Gazette, May 28th, 2014 girl bands at the Community GUITAR from page 2B The cost to participate is $15 Center on Sunday, March 30th. per class and the program is This practice session is open designed for students ages 7 to the public from 2 pm until 5 and up. Registration is now pm. If you might be interested open, contact Revolver Music in signing your child up for the at (910) 799-1999 or revolver- summer camp, this is the permusicproductions.com. Terry fect opportunity to meet the will be hosting an “Open instructor and see what some of Practice” for 5 of his different his young students are up to. SUPPORT from page 7B and send them to your child's classroom. We will receive money to purchase equipment for school. Visit http://www.boxtops4education.com/ 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 www.foodlion.com 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 http://www.harristeeter.com/def

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

(Pictured Above): U4G Division Dr. Skip & Dr. Steph.

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

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

WORLD from page 18B seafood and more. The Ocean Project and World Ocean Network began coordinating this event in 2002. The United Nations officially began recognizing June 8 as World Oceans Day in 2008.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 ages 62 and older and military; $8.95 ages 3-12. Free admission for: children 2 and younger, registered groups of N.C. school children.

Memorial Day from page 1B received Navy ROTC Scholarship to VMI and HS Sophomore Hailey Fish for their participation. Following the Ceremony attendees were asked to come to the American Legion for a free Hot Dog Lunch. Please come out and support the American Legion for their next Fish Fry to be held Friday June 4th. The event is held the first Friday of every

month from 11:00am until 7:00pm at 1500 Bridge Barrier Road just down from the Carolina Beach Post Office. For only $8.00 a person you can enjoy a delicious plate of fresh fried whiting or cat fish nuggets along with any of their great sides! For more information on the American Legion please give them a call at (910) 458-4253 or follow them on Facebook.

CB ARTS from page 1B following: June 21, 2014 and Saturday July 19, 2014, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM. The CB A&A Committee is working with Debra and Mark Lynch, owners of Gray Scale Entertainment located right here in Wilmington, NC. Gray Scale entertainment has booked three bands to play at the boardwalk gazebo, July 26, 2014 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Cell Block 2, Groove Bucket from Western NC, and Port City Shake Down. The Town of Carolina Beach Arts and Activities happen to noticed many Friday and

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

SOCCER from page 4B at a loss for goals on their home turf as seen previously in the season. Hamilton gave the crowd something to cheer about in the first 30 seconds of the match after laying the ball into the back of the net off an assist from Ochoa. Minutes later, Hamilton found Steven Miller for the second goal of the night. Hamilton returned the favor to Ochoa in 35th minute assisting with a short cross in the penalty area. Goalkeeper Matt Glaeser made his first regular season appearance on the goal line for the Hammerheads Friday night following the dismissal of Quillan Roberts after obtaining a red card in last weekend's match versus the Charleston Battery. Despite a quad injury he sustained during the second round matchup versus Chattanooga FC in U.S. Open Cup, Glaeser managed to keep the Riverhounds at bay majority of the match. Riverhounds forward Collins John scored the lone goal of the night for his team in the 62nd minute. Miller tallied an assist as he brought the ball down into

Riverhounds territory, placing the ball at forward Cody Arnoux's feet on the cross for a goal in the final minute of the match. As stoppage time began to dissipate after the goal, Hammerheads midfielder Will Heaney came in on a quick substitution for Miller. As he took position on the field, teammate Mickael Oliveira played ball to his feet and with his first touch of the night, Heaney hit a shot into the back of the net, his first of the regular season. The Hammerheads travel to Raleigh, NC on Saturday, May 24 as they take on the U.S. Under-20 Men's National Team at North Carolina State University at 6:30 p.m. ET in an exhibition match. Admission is free and open to the public. The next regular season match for the Hammerheads is scheduled for Saturday, May 31 as the take on in-state rival the Charlotte Eagles on the road at Queens Sports Complex. For more information regarding Wilmington Hammerheads FC, contact 910.777.2111 or visit w w w. w i l m i n g t o n h a m m e r heads.com.

AQUARIUM from page 2B weekly topic. Ages 13-14, Coastal Crusaders, venture farther to explore different coastal environments and learn about animal collection. These campers also interact more directly with staff behind the scenes to assist with animal care. • NATURE PATROL - June 16 – 20 at 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Ages: 7-9, 10-12 or June 23 – 27 at 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Ages: 5-6, 7-9, 10-12 - Do your kids love to go outside and explore nature? If so, then this is the camp for them! Campers will learn basic animal observation skills while patrolling different local habitats. Join the Aquarium on its mission to conserve and protect North Carolina’s aquatic environments. Fee: $230. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED • COASTAL CRUSADERS - June 23 – 27 at 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Ages: 13-14 How can North Carolina's aquatic environments be recreated and maintained in an aquarium setting? By exploring natural habitats and participating in animal collection and care, campers will gain a better understanding of how to investigate and preserve the environment we all share. Activities that campers will enjoy this week include canoeing on the

Cape Fear River, surf fishing and snorkeling. Fee: $280. P R E R E G I S T R AT I O N 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. P R E R E G I S T R AT I O N REQUIRED The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher is located just south of Kure Beach, a short drive from Wilmington, on U.S. 421. The site is less than a mile from the Fort Fisher ferry terminal. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission:$10.95 ages 13-61; $9.95 62+ and military; $8.95 ages 3-12. Free admission for: children 2 and younger, registered groups of N.C. school children, and N.C. Aquarium Society members. General information: www.ncaquariums.com/fort-fisher

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

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

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 5678@yahoo.com.

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 greg@pleasureislandnc.org.

Gazette, May 28th, 2014 17B riculum related to marine sciAIG from page 7B Program at the elementary ence. The team of teachers school level. The new program hopes the program will specifiis cross-curricular and project- cally encourage young girls based, with inquiry lessons, interested in marine science guest lecturers from our North careers to continue to pursue Carolina universities, extensive their goals. field experiences, and intern“This idea began after our ships. CBES has since part- class visited Cape Fear nered with the Fort Fisher Community College's Marine Aquarium to offer hands-on Technology Program and the learning experiences for the professors there noticed how students in the program. many young girls were interest“The students [participating ed in careers in or connected to in the program] are growing as marine science,” said Ms. divergent and evaluative Cannon. “The more I looked thinkers,” said Principal Cindy into the data, the more I learned Wartel. “Their research and that during middle and high service learning projects have school, girls typically outnumbeen outstanding, and their ber boys in STEM classes duroverall enthusiasm to continue ing early adolescence, but will studying science is strong.” drop out of STEM if they are The AIG Marine Science not supported with engaging, Program at CBES has been so high level instruction in an area successful that expansion of interest.” efforts are underway. CBES is The CBES Marine Science currently working with middle Program is an example of how and high school faculty to students, staff, and the commuensure that students have a con- nity can collaborate to create tinuation of marine science meaningful, real world experiprogramming as they transition ences that contribute to the to the secondary level, keeping development of college and them engaged in STEM cur- career readiness. WRESTLING from page 4B beginning at noon. Top placers in the men's and women's senior division will qualify for the US Beach World Team that will compete 2014 FILA World Beach Wrestling Championships in Katerini, Greece, July 4-6. This tournament will feature competition in seven age groups: Schoolboy/girl, Cadet, Junior, Senior (Men and Women) and Veterans. There are four Senior international men’s beach wrestling weights: 70 kg/154 lbs., 80 kg/174 lbs., 90 kg/198 and over 90 kg/over 198 lbs. There are three Senior international women’s beach wrestling weights: 60 kg/ 130 lbs, -70 kg/154 lbs. and over 70 kg/over 154lbs. These weights will be used at the U.S. Beach Nationals. All other age groups will not have specific weight classes, but will be determined by a blocking system after the wrestlers go through weigh-ins. Online registration via credit card is available until 6:00 PM (Eastern) Thursday, May 29. No pre-qualification is required. Entry fee for participants registering online is $20. On-site registration is available Saturday morning from 9:3010:30 am with cash or check

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


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Eagle Lands at Aquarium

World Oceans Day at Aquarium June 8th Kure Beach, N.C. — The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher celebrates World Oceans Day, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, June 8. Aquarium staff and marine wildlife experts help visitors better understand the power we all have to protect the ocean. Throughout the day, guests can play and learn at Education Stations. Hands-on activities invite personal connections with shells, sharks, the ocean food web and much more. Atlanta-based Lee Bryan, “That Puppet Guy,” entertains

all ages with several oceanthemed puppet shows, including songs and innovative characters, during the day. Steve Gerkin from the NC Zoo will also share his adventures studying polar bears. All the fun of World Oceans Day is free with Aquarium admission. World Oceans Day activities around the world support a healthy ocean and help people get involved in supporting solutions like clean energy choices, trash-free coasts, sustainable See WORLD, page 17B

5K Race for the Planet CANCELED Kure Beach, NC- The 5K Race for the Planet to be hosted by the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher scheduled for Sunday, June 8, 2014, has been cancelled. All registration fees will be automatically refunded to those individuals who previously registered. For more information, please email ncaff.registrar@ncaquariums.c om or call (910) 458-8257 ext. 226. The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher is located short drive from Wilmington, just

south of Kure Beach, on US 421. The site is less than a mile from the Fort Fisher ferry terminal. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily (closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day). Admission: $10.95 adults 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 NC Aquarium Society members. General information: www.ncaquariums.com.

(Pictured Above): A flightless, juvenile bald eagle now lives at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Kure Beach, N.C. — Perched on a log, sporting a set of powerful talons and a steely gaze, a new resident of the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher strikes the impressive pose of a sur-

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ncaquariums.com/fortfisher. 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


UNHARRIE from page 6B construction to be completed by July 1 and will notify the public after it has reopened. The new fishing access area will have dedicated parking spaces, a stairway to the river and a

canoe slide for launching and retrieving canoes. Construction will be funded through the Sport Fish Restoration Program, which utilizes state fishing license money and funds generated from taxes on

fishing tackle and other fishingrelated expenditures. This new site will be the second fishing access area that the Commission has constructed on the Uwharrie River for small boats. In 2012, the Commission

partnered with The LandTrust for Central North Carolina to open Low Water Bridge Fishing Access Area, which is located approximately 7 miles upstream of the new Hwy. 109 fishing access area.

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: ncaquariums.com/ fort-fisher

WEEKEND from page 6B fish in the Piedmont and Coastal regions. Participants registered at any listed event will be entered into a statewide drawing to win more than 150 fishing-related prizes. The grand prize is a lifetime sportsman license, which includes fishing privileges in

freshwater and saltwater, as well as hunting privileges, donated by Neuse Sport Shop in Kinston. The first prize is a lifetime freshwater fishing license, donated by the N. C. State Council of Trout Unlimited. Neuse Sport Shop is donating fishing-related prizes, such as tackle boxes, rod-and-

reel combos and fishing line, while the Wildlife Commission is donating prizes as well — any of which would be a perfect addition to a young angler’s tackle box. Local sponsors for many events will provide prizes and gifts to registered participants as well. The Commission will con-

duct the drawing for the prizes in late June. The names of winners, as well as their prizes, will be posted on the Commission’s website, www.ncwildlife.org. Find a fishing event near you or visit www.ncwildlife.org/fishing for more information on fishing in public, inland waters.

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.

BASEBALL from page 4B will be played at Joe Eakes Park. In the machine pitch division Coble Ward Smith has dominated all spring with a record of 9-0-1, Michaels Seafood is currently in 2nd place at 5-3-2, the American Legion Post 129 6-4-1, Play It Again Sports 3-7-1 and Pleasure Island Chamber of

Commerce 0-9-1. Upcoming games: Wednesday, May 28th Play It Again Sports Vs Pleasure Island Chamber at 7:15pm and Coble Ward Smith Vs Michael’s Seafood. Friday, May 30 Pleasure Island Chamber Vs Coble Ward Smith at 6:00pm and the American Legion Post 129 Vs Michael’s Seafood at 7:15pm. All machine pitch games are

played at Mike Chappell Park Field 1. No scores are taken for Tee Ball Players but these up in coming players have enjoyed a season of learning the sport of Baseball! Upcoming Tee Ball games are as follows: Friday, May 30th Drifter’s Reef Vs Bass Built at 6:00pm and Buffalo Wild Wings Vs CB Downtown Initiative at

7:00p,m Monday June 2nd Drifters Reef Vs CB Downtown Initiative at 6:00pm and Buffalo Wild Wings Vs Bass Built at 7:00pm. Tee Ball games are played on Mike Chappell Park field 2. For more information on the Pleasure Island Youth Baseball visit www.pleasureislandyouthbaseball.com or find them on Facebook!

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

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

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

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

SENIOR from page 3B check each week to go into the Old Age and Survivors Insurance Trust Fund?” asks Allen Smith, professor emeritus of economics at Eastern Illinois University and author of “SOCIAL SECURITY: Will It Be There For You?" (http://tinyurl.com/lu5f7aa). It’s important for Americans to learn about the Social Security system long before they’re thinking about retiring, Smith says. “Public outcry has been effective in provoking the Social Security Administration to correct wrongs in the past,” says Smith. “For example, recently, when it became known that Social Security was seizing tax refunds from the children of deceased beneficiaries it claims were overpaid more than a decade ago, the public howled. The administration announced an immediate halt to the practice on April 14.” It will take just such a massive public outcry to get the government to repay its $2.7 trillion debt to Social Security, he says. Smith, who taught economics for 30 years and has focused his research and writing on government finance and Social Security for the past 15, shares three surprising facts that Americans should know about the program. • The more money you make in earnings, the less you get back! People who earn less in their working life get more money back in Social Security retire-

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

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

Gazette, May 28th, 2014 19B and accessibility of modern GRANT from page 2B Starlab. Replacements parts are systems, Cape Fear Museum only available through scav- hopes to continue building a enged old equipment and bulbs love of science and culture in are no longer made for the area students and the New Starlab system. Hanover County community.” The age of the system causOver the years, the Corning es problems in delivering accu- Incorporated Foundation has rate astronomy content – small contributed more than $140 holes in the dome appear to be million through its programs of bright stars, moon phases giving. Resources are directed equipment is poorly designed, almost exclusively toward iniand replacement old-fashioned tiatives which improve the cylinders are prohibitively quality of life in and near comexpensive. munities where Corning To replace the Starlab, the Incorporated is an active corpoMuseum researched and com- rate citizen. Currently, the pared portable systems and Foundation annually fulfills chose the Digitalis Zeta approximately 125 grants totalSystem, a digital planetarium ing approximately $7.2 million. system, at a cost of $40,000. Cape Fear Museum of The digital technology used in History and Science, 814 a Digitarium system offers Market St., is open Tuesday more flexibility, capability and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; cost effectiveness than portable Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. Memorial analog (pinhole) systems like Day through Labor Day. the Museum’s existing Starlab. General admission is $7 for Museum Education adults; $6 for seniors, students Manager Amy Thornton says, and military with valid ID; $4 “The support of the Corning for children 6-17; and free for Incorporated Foundation has children 5 and under and for been invaluable to Cape Fear museum members. Museum and is especially New Hanover County resiexciting this year as we pursue dents’ free day is the first acquisition of a new digital Sunday of each month. More portable planetarium system. information: www.capefearmuWith the improved technology seum.com.


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Visit Go Automotive for the Best in Quality Pre-Owned Vehicles

(Pictured Above): Go Automotive is located at 6401 Carolina Beach Road, directly across from Masonboro Commons, in Wilmington. If you can’t make it down to the lot, you can always browse their inventory online. Hours of operation are: 9:00am to 6:00pm, Monday through Friday and 9:00am to 4:00pm on Saturdays. For more information, call (910) 399-8068, email them at sales@gousedauto.com , visit their website at www.gousedauto.com or check them out on Facebook.

By: Mitchell Houska Staff Writer At Go Automotive, their mission is to provide high quality products and excellent customer service, to create a pleasant and relaxing atmosphere and develop lasting relationships with

their cliental, to consistently exceed customer expectations and ultimately, win their clients for life. Go Automotive is owned and operated by Annie Stefanovich. She opened the business in November of 2012, as a satellite branch of Go Automotive in See GO AUTO, page 6C


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Pleasure Island Chamber Hosts Triple Ribbon Cutting Ceremonies

(Pictured Above): Last week the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce held a triple Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for three Pleasure Island Business located in the Federal Point Shopping Center. Tip Top Framing, Canvas Giclee Printing and Beach PC all celebrated their businesses with a BBQ complete with all the fixings and refreshments. (Pictured Above): Top Toad is located in the Cotton Exchange in historic Downtown Wilmington at 358 Nutt Street. The large parking lot behind the building is available for free to all Cotton Exchange shoppers. They also have a location inside the Independence Mall. If you would like to find out more about Top Toad please give them a call at 910-343-9245(Cotton Exchange), (910) 784-0444(Independence Mall) or visit them online at TopToad.com. Top Toad located in the Cotton Exchange and the Independence Mall is the Wilmington areas favorite apparel shop that specializes in garment dyed screen printed T-

shirts, collectables, footwear and sandals. They offer the area’s largest selection of Cape Fear & Wilmington Resort Wear, NC Collegiate apparel and much much more!

Offering a massive selection of fun and humorous shirt designs that you will find nowhere else, Top Toad has been for two decades a popular destination See TOP TOAD, page 5C

Last week the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce held a triple Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for three Pleasure Island Business located in the Federal Point Shopping Center. Tip Top Framing, Canvas

Giclee Printing and Beach PC all celebrated their businesses with a BBQ complete with all the fixings and refreshments. For more information on any of these locals businesses stop by the Federal Point Shopping

Center located behind the ABC store in Carolina Beach, they can also be found on Facebook! If you are a new or established business to our area and haven’t already joined the See RIBBON, page 5C

Extreme New & Used Tire Bargains

Great Father’s Day Finds at Brothers in Arms Pawn Brothers In Arms Pawn is a locally owned and operated pawn and gun shop that provides a massive selection of awesome firearms, ammo, and a variety of other items. In addition to guns, ammo and other cool weaponry, Brothers in Arms also has a multitude of awesome items in the shop. Everything from musical instruments to jewelry can be found at great prices. Their jewelry selection includes a vast amount of necklaces, rings, bracelets, watches and more. If you are looking to get a great gift for that special someone then Brothers In Arms is the place to shop. They have televisions, computers, a wide variety of tools and plenty more great

Extreme New and Used Tires is located in (Above): Wilmington at 2250 Carolina Beach Road and at (Below): 3722 Market St. They are open on Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and on Saturdays they open at 8 a.m. and close at 1 p.m. (the Market Street location closes at noon on Saturdays.) For more information, call 910-772-0681 (Carolina Beach Road) or 910-777-2637 (Market Street).

items to peruse. The musical instrument selection includes everything from guitars and amps to brass, woodwinds and a more perfect for school bands. Why pay full price for a brand new instrument when you can

save money by shopping at Brothers In Arms. Brothers In Arms Pawn buys both gold and silver, so the next time you need some extra cash, bring in your old, outdated or broken jewelry See BROTHERS, page 5C

Extreme New and Used Tire Bargains, Inc. is one of the Wilmington areas most trusted tire specialists, offering an array of tire products and services in two convenient locations to bet-

REALTORS® FROM WILMINGTON TAKE THEIR MESSAGE TO NATION’S CAPITAL Submitted by the Wilmington Regional Association of Realtors® WILMINGTON, N.C. (April 19, 2014) – While Realtors® from across the country convened in Washington, D.C. last week to attend the Realtor® Party Convention and Trade Expo, members from the Wilmington Regional Association of Realtors® (WRAR) met with U.S. Senators and congressional staff on Capitol Hill to advocate policies that protect and advance investment in residential and commercial property and that are critical to buyers, sellers and investors in the Wilmington community. “Attending the Realtor® Party Convention and Trade Expo is an excellent opportunity for Realtors® to influence the public policy decisions that will directly affect consumers’ ability to buy, sell and own real estate,” said WRAR President Jody Wainio. “In hundreds of meetings with elected officials and staff last week, Realtors® demonstrated the strength of the Realtor® Party and encour-

aged support for issues crucial to their business, clients, community and the future of the real estate industry.” Wainio and other prominent WRAR leaders and staff attended meetings with Senator Burr, Senator Hagan, and Representative McIntyre’s staff. The meetings focused on important issues impacting the real estate market here in Wilmington, including flood insurance, preserving the mission and accessibility of Federal Housing Administration and Veterans Affairs home loan programs, protecting real estate-related tax policies, and reforming the

secondary mortgage market. Wainio also urged Capitol Hill officials to reinstate an expired tax provision that provides relief to individuals following a loan modification, short sale or foreclosure. “The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act expired at the end of 2013, and assured individuals would not have to pay income tax on forgiven mortgage debt,” said Wainio. “Distressed homeowners who’ve suffered through the loss of their home should not be further burdened with additional income taxes; it’s not only unfair but harms families, neighborhoods and See WRAR, page 5C

ter serve their customers. Tires Extreme New and Used Tire offers a variety of tire products and services. As a wholesale and retail dealer Extreme Tire can give you the best deals on

new and used tires in the area. They have access to a massive selection of new and used tires daily so if by chance they don’t have exactly what you are See TIRE, page 5C


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Keep Your Pets Happy and Healthy at Pleasure Island Animal Hospital

(Pictured Above): Pleasure Island Animal Hospital is located at 1140 North Lake Park Boulevard, Suite J. Hours of operation are: 8:00am to 6:00pm, Monday through Friday and 8:00am to 1:00pm on Saturday. For more information call (910) 458-5800, visit their website for a detailed list of their services and current specials, at animalhospitalcarolinabeach.com. Pleasure Island Animal Hospital is a full service animal hospital, offering virtually any procedure your pet could ever need. Their experienced veterinary team provides all the essential veterinary services, such as; wellness exams, vaccinations, microchips, dental care, parasite testing, and other diagnostic services for your pets. They can provide you with all the necessary preventa-

tive medicines to keep you pet free of parasites like the dreaded heartworm and of course, fleas and ticks. Keep your pets’ teeth happy and healthy as well. Oral hygiene isn’t just for humans. Your pets’ teeth need love too. They offer teeth cleaning and polishing, tooth extractions and even minor oral surgery. Pleasure Island Animal Hospital is owned and operated See PI Animal, page 4C


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THE WARNING SIGNS OF TMJ TMJ or TMD (as it's also known) stands for Temporomandibular disorders. These are a set of problems that end up causing pain and poor functioning of your jaw. This disorder can vary from a mild nuisance to severely altering your quality of life, making it much more difficult to do simple tasks like eating and talking that we usually take for granted. Now that we know what TMJ is, let's look into some of the warning signs of TMJ. See BOZART, page 5C

NHRMC Hosting Open House for Experienced Registered Nurses New Hanover Regional Medical Center will be hosting an Open House for experienced registered nurses on Saturday, June 7th from 9:00 a.m to 3:00 p.m. at the NHRMC Business

Center, located at 3151 S. 17th Street (l.25 miles down the street from the hospital). Hiring managers will be onsite to discuss exciting opportunities. Click here to register.

DEATH BY CALCIUM: Eight Myths That Could Cost You Your Life Did you know calcium does not combat osteoporosis? What’s worse, it actively promotes fatal conditions like heart disease and cancer. Here, Thomas E. Levy, MD, addresses eight myths about calcium that may be costing you your good health—and even your life. From childhood on, we’ve all heard it: “Drink your milk.” “Milk does a body good.” “You never outgrow your need for milk.” And most of us have accepted these “truths” at face value. We know that calcium is necessary in a host of bodily functions and that it builds strong bones and teeth. So after each milk mustache, cup of yogurt, or calcium supplement, we mentally pat ourselves on the back for helping stave off osteoporosis and general physical deterioration. If some is good, more must be better. Right? Wrong! Thomas E. Levy, MD, JD, says that not only is our country’s commitment to calcium not bringing about the desired benefits; it’s actively sabotaging our health. “Yes, calcium is essential for bodily function, but as many non-mainstream healthcare practitioners have long known, there’s a real and grave danger in pumping excessive amounts of it into our bodies,” says Dr. Levy, author of Death by Calcium: Proof of the Toxic Effects of Dairy and Calcium Supplements (MedFox Publishing, 2013, ISBN: 978-0-615-889603,$29.95, www.deathbycalcium.com). “Believe it or not, most of the adult population has no need for significant calcium intake, and that need rapidly decreases with age.” Here’s the really scary part: An excess of calcium reliably promotes heart disease, high blood pressure, strokes, cancer, and other degenerative diseases. So not only are those supplements not helping, they may actually be killing you. Note to Editor: See attached tipsheet for nine toxic effects of an excess of calcium. “Understandably, most peo-

ple are shocked to hear this,” Dr. Levy concedes. “Due to decades of convincing campaigns and marketing ploys, millions have embraced the milk-is-good-foryou myth and other related fictions.” In Death by Calcium, Dr. Levy presents compelling scientific evidence that systematically debunks much of what Western society believes about calcium. The book explains why calcium is dangerous in excess quantities, why limiting it promotes health, and provides strategies to help readers begin to get their calcium levels in balance. Here, Dr. Levy addresses eight dangerous myths about calcium and osteoporosis you probably accept as fact: Myth 1: Calcium is good for you. There’s a reason why no one questions the popular wisdom that calcium is good for you: It seems completely plausible. After all, aren’t bones largely composed of calcium? Isn’t osteoporosis a calcium deficiency of the bone? It makes sense that drinking milk or downing calcium tablets will fix the problem! “What people don’t realize is that while osteoporosis involves a lack of calcium in the bones, it does not mean that there is a calcium deficiency in the rest of the body or in the patient’s diet (more on that later!),” explains Dr. Levy. “And moving on from osteoporosis, excess calcium promotes a host of other health problems including heart attacks, strokes, cancer, and virtually all chronic diseases. In fact, it increases allcause mortality by 250 percent. “The bottom line is, there is no concrete evidence to support that calcium delivers any real health benefits—quite the opposite!” he adds. Myth 2: You need to eat dairy products to get enough calcium. If the government’s recommended daily allowance (RDA) of calcium—between 1,000 to 1,300 mg per day for most adults—were correct, loading See CALCIUM, page 5C

PI ANIMAL from page 3C by Veterinarian, Ked Cottrell. Dr. Cottrell attended Purdue University Veterinary School, graduating in 2002. Dr. Cottrell has practiced veterinary medicine in Carolina Beach, since 2004. In December of 2011, he opened his own practice, Pleasure Island Animal Hospital, in order to continue to provide the best of care for the beloved pets of Pleasure Island, Wilmington and surrounding areas. ”We pride ourselves on the compassionate care we provide to you and your special animal companions.” There are many problems and health concerns that can arise during the summer season and are uniquely associated with summer activities. The warm weather brings out bees, snakes and other creepy crawlers that can bite or otherwise infect your pet. Dr. Cottrell can help treat all these. Plants can be a problem as well, causing various skin allergies for your pet. If your dog likes to go swimming at the beach be sure to watch out for problems like ear infections, which can be caused by swimming, oyster shell cuts on their paws and legs, sand impaction from swallowing too much sand and ingestion of saltwater. If any of these problems do arise, Dr. Cottrell and his staff will be happy to help you treat them. For the upcoming hurricane season, Pleasure Island Animal Hospital has created a Hurricane Preparedness brochure, detailing any and all procedures and precautions necessary to keep your pets alive and well. Upon reading the pamphlet, you will quickly realize that there are several questions you may have never asked yourself, concerning your pet’s safety and health during the hurricane season. Is your pet up-to-date on vaccinations? Kennels will not board pets without a vaccination history, so make sure you keep documentation on-hand. Does your pet have anxiety that would require a mild sedative to keep them calm during the hurricane? An overly anxious pet can be not only a problem for them but for you as well. Does your pet have a securely fastened ID tag or microchip, in case they get lost? These and other questions are important to ask and Pleasure Island Animal Hospital can help you answer them. They also include, within the pamphlet, a very thorough list of emergency phone numbers. There are several numbers for boarding facilities, over a dozen numbers for veterinarians in and around our area and even a list of pet-friendly hotels. Dr. Cottrell and his wife Julie have two dogs and a cat; a Schnauzer named Louise, a Shih Tzu named Jack and

Charlie the cat. Dr. Cottrell is an active contributing member of the local community. He is a commissioner on the Planning and Zoning board for the town of Carolina Beach, a member of the Carolina Beach Presbyterian Church and a member of the Cape Fear Power Squadron. When Dr. Cottrell is not available or is out of town, Dr. Silos, of Myrtle Grove Animal Medical Clinic will be happy to help you with all of your veterinary needs. Pleasure Island Animal Hospital is located at 1140 North Lake Park Boulevard, Suite J, right next to Casa

Matta. Hours of operation are: 8:00am to 6:00pm, Monday through Friday and 8:00am to 1:00pm on Saturday. For more information call (910) 458-

5800, visit their website for a detailed list of their services and current specials, at animalhospitalcarolinabeach.com or check them out on Facebook.


RIBBON from page 2C Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce you are missing out on a great business opportunity. The Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce provides support for any company big or small in several strategic ways including: Ribbon Cuttings and Monthly Business After Hours or “Socials”. These gatherings are a great way to get to know your local business owners and to network. Monthly Socials are sponsored by fellow chamber members and serve to spotlight those local businesses. If

becoming a member of the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce sounds like something that could be beneficial to your business and a great way to network with other local business owners, simply download the membership application at www.pleasure islandnc.org , fill it out and send it to: Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce 1121 North Lake Park Boulevard Carolina Beach, NC 28428 Or contact Greg at the Chamber: Phone: 910-458-8434, Fax: 910-4587969, E-mail: greg@pleasureislandnc.org.

TOP TOAD from page 2C for those who love to express themselves with a style that is all their own. Top Toad is the place to find all of the best “Wilmington” and “Cape Fear” apparel designs in town. They have hats, t-shirts, long sleeve shirts and sweatshirts with the coolest “Cape Fear” and “Wilmington” designs you can find. Show your support for the area in which you live, work and play with an awesome design from Top Toad. In addition to all of their unique and custom designs you will also find many well-known brands available like “Salt Life”, “Guy Harvey,” “Ducks Unlimited,” and officially licensed collegiate gear for all of your favorite NC College teams. They stock one of the largest selections in town. Top Toad is

located in the Cotton Exchange in historic Downtown Wilmington at 358 Nutt Street. The large parking lot behind the building is available for free to all Cotton Exchange shoppers. They also have a location inside the Independence Mall in Wilmington. If you would like to find out more about Top Toad please give them a call at 910343-9245(Cotton Exchange), (910) 784-0444(Independence Mall) or visit them online at TopToad.com. They also have many items available for purchase on their website so even if you aren’t in town you can still get plenty of your favorite items shipped directly to your door. Be sure to check out the Top Toad Ad in this newspaper for a money saving coupon just for Gazette readers! Hop on in to Top Toad today!

TIRE from page 2C searching for, they will gladly have it for you by the next day. They can get all of the major brands of tires that you know and love so you can always get exactly what you want. If you need specialized tries for any type of driving conditions, Extreme knows where to find them and will get you unbeatable deals every time. In addition to sales and installation of tires, Extreme New and Used Tire offer their clients with many other tire related services. Your rims provide just as much function and safety as the rubber that grips the road and at Extreme New and Used Tires you will find a variety of options that meet your needs. Whether you are looking to update your existing set with something basic or

even something stylish to add unique flare to your vehicle, Extreme New and Used Tire can set you up! Extreme New and Used Tire is qualified and proficient in updating and repairing everything that attaches your tires to your vehicle and keeps them working perfectly. They can fix and install new brakes, wheel bearings and cv axles. Extreme New and Used Tires is located in Wilmington at 2250 Carolina Beach Road and at 3722 Market St. They are open on Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and on Saturdays they open at 8 a.m. and close at 1 p.m. (the Market Street location closes at noon on Saturdays.) For more information, call 910-772-0681 (Carolina Beach Road) or 910777-2637 (Market Street)

WRAR from page 2C communities. We urge Congress to act quickly on this issue.” National Association of Realtors® President Steve Brown, co-owner of Irongate, Inc., Realtors® in Dayton, Ohio, praised WRAR’s efforts to address the important resi-

dential and commercial real estate issues that affect individuals, communities, small businesses and the nation. “Homeownership and commercial investment help shape communities and strengthen the economy. With several significant real estate issues being

Gazette, May 28th, 2014 5C debated in Congress this term, As Wilmington’s leading it was important that Realtors® source for real estate informamet with lawmakers last week tion, WRAR acts as the voice to share their views and posi- for local real estate consumers tions on proposed legislation and Realtors®. For further that could have a meaningful information on these topics and impact on consumers’ ability to others, please visit purchase and own real estate,” www.wrar.com or contact a said Brown. Realtor® in your area today.

BROTHERS from page 2C and get paid! Everyone knows that gold and silver are bringing in the bucks these days but don’t forget that Brothers In Arms Pawn will also accept many other items fro sale or pawn. You can simply sell them your items and walk out the door with cash in hand or pawn the item to them, take the loan

and they will hold your item as collateral until you are ready to come back and collect. This works really great for those who are in a pinch, have items of value but don’t necessarily want to let go of them for good. This way you can get the money you need now, but still get your item back later. Brothers In Arms Pawn is

located between Carolina Beach and Monkey Junction at 5941-A Carolina Beach Road, across the street from Island Appliance. They are open on Mondays through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and closed on Sundays. If you would like to find out more you can reach them by phone at (910) 392-0918. You can also

find them on Facebook. Add Brothers In Arms Pawn to your friends and keep yourself constantly updated on all of the latest happenings at Brothers in Arms Pawn. On Facebook you can also see photos of some of their inventory. When you are looking for guns, ammo or really anything at all shop Brothers In Arms Pawn of Wilmington.

BOZART from page 4C The warnings signs of TMJ may include: • Pain in the jaw, neck or face • Pain in the chewing muscles or joints of jaw • A jaw that locks or is limited in movement • Stiff jaw muscles • Painful popping, clicking, or grating of the jaw joint • Changes in fit between the

upper and lower teeth If you are experiencing these symptoms, especially if more than one of them, then you may be one of the nearly 10 million Americans who have TMJ. So what to do now? Treatment for TMJ If you feel that you may have TMJ then the first medical professional that you will want to consult with is your dentist. Generally, most TMJ disorders

can be treated using non-surgical options such as utilizing a bite splint, physical therapy or drug therapy. Only after all non-surgical options have been exhausted will you be considered for oral surgery, and even then, you will most likely need at least 3 months of non-surgical treatment in order to prep for the surgical procedure. So if you have these symptoms of TMJ, don't pretend like

they are going to just magically go away. Contact your dentist today and get started on the road to recovery before the issue potentially worsens causing you even more pain in your jaw, and wallet down the road.

CALCIUM from page 4C your diet with dairy products would be an easy way to reach that goal. However, says Dr. Levy, not only is the government’s RDA far too high, the idea that you need dairy to get “enough” calcium is false. “Cultures that drink little to no milk have a much lower incidence of osteoporosis than Americans,” he shares. “Actually, the average person’s need for calcium is more than adequately met with a diet that includes meat, eggs, and vegetables. If you want to consume dairy, that’s your choice—but don’t do so believing that avoiding these products will result in an inadequate intake of calcium.” Myth 3: If you have osteoporosis, you have a calcium deficiency. This statement isn’t entirely incorrect: If you have osteoporosis, you do have a calcium deficiency—in your bones. Because of this fact, many physicians and their patients believe that the entire body must be depleted of calcium as well. But that’s a dangerous assumption. Throughout the rest of your body, it’s actually likely that you have an excess of calcium. “The problem with osteoporosis is that the body is unable to synthesize a new structural bone matrix and integrate calcium into it—an issue that more calcium doesn’t even begin to fix!” explains Dr. Levy. “In fact, much of the calcium leached from the bones simply moves to other parts of the body, where it does you harm. It’s both ironic and sad that because of this fundamental misunderstanding, so many motivated, health-conscious people are sabotaging their health in an effort to improve it.” Myth 4: Calcium supple-

ments will help prevent broken bones. Yes, there are studies that indicate that calcium supplementation is effective in decreasing the incidence of fractures in osteoporosis patients. But if you look more closely, says Dr. Levy, you’ll uncover more questions than answers. Notably, most positive studies also included 800 or more units of vitamin D as a “cosupplement.” Vitamin D, by itself, will decrease the chances of osteoporotic fracture. And that’s not all. “In some trials the number of subjects was very small, in others the duration was short, and in still others patient and observer bias wasn’t tempered by double-blind placebo control,” he comments. “Plus, some studies relied on the accuracy of the subject’s self-observation and memory, which is questionable. Could you accurately remember how much calcium you’ve taken over the past ten years (or even one year)? On the other hand, in Death by Calcium, I cite numerous studies that collectively provide more than enough data to conclude: Calcium supplementation does not prevent bone fractures. “Remember, it’s easy for various individuals and organizations to pick and choose the study results they’d like the public to believe, knowing that most people will take that information at face value,” he adds. Myth 5: Increased bone density means stronger bones. Let’s say that you have a rotting wooden fence bordering your yard. If you paint it with a new coat of bright white paint, it will look better, but the “fix” is only cosmetic—the fence’s underlying structure is still continuing to deteriorate. That’s essentially what happens when you use calcium supplements to treat bone density.

Your bone density test score may well improve a bit with calcium supplementation, but this is not associated with stronger bones or a decreased risk of fracture. “When you treat a disease like osteoporosis with increased calcium, the density can legitimately increase, but the quality of the bone itself doesn’t improve unless other important factors are addressed,” explains Dr. Levy. “The structural matrix of the bone still isn’t normal and has no greater resistance to fracture than the diseased bone before the new calcium deposition.” Myth 6: When you have osteoporosis, the biggest danger is breaking a bone. There’s no disputing that when a person with osteoporosis fractures a bone, it’s serious business. These fractures often cause incapacitation and other complications that may lead to death. But would you say that sustaining a fracture is more serious than suffering (or even dying) from a heart attack, stroke, or cancer? These are often the unrecognized consequences of osteoporosis. “A groundbreaking study made it very clear that a fracture is not the major concern for a majority of osteoporosis patients,” says Dr. Levy. “It found that in nearly 10,000 postmenopausal women, there was a 60 percent increase in the risk of death for individuals in the lowest quintile of bone density compared to those in the highest quintile. And most of those deaths did not relate to a fracture. “The likely reason is straightforward: The more advanced the osteoporosis, the more calcium has been released from the bones over time,” he explains. “This release literally showers all of the other tissues and

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

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6C Gazette, May 28th, 2014 the heart of Kure Beach just JACK MACK’S from page 7C “Calypso Wings” with your steps from the pier. Enjoy delifavorite sauce or the delicious cious food while taking pleasure “Road Town Hummus Platter” in the comfortable island atmoswhich is “fresh made with mar- phere indoors or the beautiful inated, roasted peppers, kalama- unparalleled view of downtown ta olives, seared pineapple, pep- Kure Beach and the Atlantic peroncinis and grilled pita Ocean from their rooftop deck. bread.” When it comes to the Jack Mackerel's Restaurant is main course there is no shortage open daily starting at 11:00 am of great choices. They have all and features a full bar with all of your favorite traditional ABC permits, some of the best seafood fried or broiled, and tropical inspired drinks on the their own special creations like Island and 10 wide screen TV’s the Rasta Reef Grouper “jerk throughout the bar so you can seared and finished with a keep up with all of your favorite honey mango glaze,” , landlub- sports while you dine. bers will drool over their selecIf you would like to find out tion of steaks which include a more about Jack Mackerel’s sizzling 8oz filet, a peppercorn Island Grill and their daily spegrilled sirloin, an out of this cials please give them a call at world herb and garlic ribeye. (910) 458-7668. You can also You will also find great chicken, find out more about Jack pork and pasta dishes. Mackerel’s Island Grill and Jack Mackerel’s Island Grill receive the latest updates by folis located at 113 K. Avenue in lowing them on Facebook! GO AUTO from page 1C Clinton NC, which is owned by her father, Steve Stefanovich, and has been in business for over 32 years. Annie is dedicated to bringing that same trusted quality service to the Wilmington area. She strives to break the stereotype of used car dealers, one customer at a time, by offering high quality vehicles and services and always treating the customer fairly and with the respect they deserve. You will find only quality pre-owned vehicles at Go Automotive. Vehicles of many different makes and models are available at a varying range of prices to fit everyone’s budget. Many vehicles still have a factory warranty and bank financing is available. If you want a new Toyota, GMC, Chevrolet or Buick that you just can’t seem to find anywhere, Annie and her staff can accommodate your needs through their main lot in Clinton. If you are interested in selling your own car and are having trouble finding the right venue in which to do so, Go Automotive offers a simple and easy consignment program. They have had tremendous success with this program in the past, assisting many in finding the right buyer for their car or truck. Go Automotive contributes regularly to the local community in several ways. In May of 2013, Go Automotive hosted a car show, donating all of the proceeds to the Carolina

Beach Fire Department. They’ve sponsored the Ashley High School spring baseball tournament and are currently members of the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce. They are always looking for new ways to get involved with the local community and look forward to many successful and progressive years to come. Go Automotive, offers discounts for teachers and military. Visit Go Automotive on Facebook and enter their raffle to win a $25.00 gas card. The raffle is offered the first week of every month. To qualify for your chance to win, simply repost the offer on your personal timeline and your name will be entered into the drawing. So, if you’re looking for a dependable and reliable preowned car or truck at a price that will fit your budget, visit Annie and her friendly staff at Go Automotive. Go Automotive is located at 6401 Carolina Beach Road, directly across from Masonboro Commons, in Wilmington. If you can’t make it down to the lot, you can always browse their inventory online. Hours of operation are: 9:00am to 6:00pm, Monday through Friday and 9:00am to 4:00pm on Saturdays. For more information, call (910) 3998068, email them at sales@gousedauto.com , visit their website at www.gousedauto.com or check them out on Facebook.

ISLAND HOTS from page 8C wide. Establishments awarded the Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world and represent the upper echelon of businesses listed on the website. When selecting Certificate of Excellence winners, TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm to determine the honorees that takes into account reviews ratings. Businesses must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, volume and recency of reviews. Additional criteria include a business’ tenure and popularity ranking on the site. “Winning the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence is a true source of pride for the entire team at Island Hots and we’d like to thank all of our past guests who took the time to complete a review on TripAdvisor,” said Ronald

Stevens, Owner at Island Hots. “There is no greater seal of approval than being recognized by one’s customers. With the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence based on customer reviews, the accolade is a remarkable vote of confidence to our business and our continued commitment to excellence. Not bad for a mom and pop hot dog joint!” “TripAdvisor is pleased to honor exceptional hospitality businesses for consistent excellence,” said Marc Charron, President of TripAdvisor for Business. “The Certificate of Excellence award gives top performing establishments around the world the recognition they deserve, based on feedback from those who matter most – their customers. From Australia to Zimbabwe, we want to applaud exceptional

hospitality businesses for offering TripAdvisor travellers a great customer experience.” About Island Hots Entering our third year of business, Island Hots strives to provide a quality meal at a reasonable price for families. We serve fresh homemade toppings on our hot dogs, chopped pork BBQ, root beer floats, fries and onion rings and even vegetarian and gluten free choices. We are also pet friendly and serve a Pooch dog with a dog treat and bring out water when people arrive on the patio with their dogs About TripAdvisor TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site*, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking

FROYOZ from page 7C phere, Froyoz is dedicated to ensuring that the customer is always happy. They believe that great yogurt is the foundation for a special dessert and are committed to delivering fresh and nutritious toppings so that your dessert is always guilt-free. As they continue the tradition of simple and satisfying desserts made from the best ingredients, their hope is that Froyoz will always exceed your expectations. Join the Loyalty Program where you will receive up to 8ozs free after the purchase of

the Froyoz! Frozen yogurt has many benefits including Live & Active Cultures, which are an excellent source of calcium. Frozen yogurt is also low in calories. Froyoz frozen yogurt serves only the best frozen yogurt in all kinds of varieties from non-fat to no sugar added. Frozen yogurt is an wonderful source of calcium and protein, so you can enjoy your sweet treat while staying healthy with non-fat and low-fat flavors. Our kosher certified flavors are always low in cholesterol and sodium, and come in

flavors. diabetic-friendly Froyoz is located at 716 North Lake Park Boulevard and can be reached by calling (910)7070939. You can find them online at www.froyozusa.com or “Like” them on facebook.

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Check Out Froyoz Now Open in Carolina Beach

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June 4th is Your Last Chance

(Pictured Above): June 4th is Your Last Chance to Enjoy 40% off at Jack Mackerels Jack Mackerel’s Island Grill is located at 113 K. Avenue in the heart of Kure Beach. If you would like to find out more about Jack Mackerel’s Island Grill and their daily specials please give them a call at (910) 458-7668. You can also find out more about Jack Mackerel’s Island Grill and receive the latest updates by following them on Facebook!

(Pictured Above): Froyoz is located at 716 North Lake Park Boulevard and can be reached by calling (910)707-0939. You can find them online at www.froyozusa.com or “Like” them on facebook.

Froyoz Carolina Beach is a place where friends and families can come together and enjoy a delicious dessert made of only the finest ingredients! With a lively staff and friendly atmosSee FROYOZ, page 6C

Next Wednesday June 4th will be your last chance to dinein at Jack Mackerels and receive 40% off your entrée!! On the menu you’ll find all your favorites; seafood, chicken,

steak and Lobster dinners inspired by the flavorful and colorful ingredients of the Islands. We specialize in delicious Caribbean inspired dishes as well as locally influenced

meals for the whole family.” Start off dinner with an appetizer like their famous Crab Dip or Crispy Calamari. If seafood isn’t your thing then try the See Jack Mack’s, page 6C


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Island Hots Awarded 2014 Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence Recognised as a Top Performing Restaurant as Reviewed by Travellers on the World’s Largest Travel Site

(Pictured Above): Island Hots is at 103-A Cape Fear Blvd., Carolina Beach, for details, call 910-274-5875. Island Hots, Carolina Beach today announced that it has received a TripAdvisorÂŽ Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldSee Island Hots, page 6C


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