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35th Annual King Mackerel Tournament Brings Large Catch

Local Talent Performs "Annie By The Sea" At Kure Beach Pavilion

The 35th Annual East Coast Got-Em-On Classic King Mackerel Tournament was held July 11th to 13th in Carolina Beach. 162 boats brought in 78 fish. $88,915.00 in prizes were awarded for various levels including Lady Angler, Junior Angler and even the smallest fish. The largest fish was a King Mackerel at 48.75 lbs. caught by Bruce Gallup of Pawley's Island, SC on the "Part Time". See page 6-B for more information and photos...

The Pleasure Island Dance Company entertained crowds at the Kure Beach Oceanfront Pavilion on Friday July 11th with their rendition of the classic movie Annie, called “Annie by the Sea.” Rain throughout the day gave way to sunshine and comfortable temperatures. See more on page 1-B...

Residents Voice Opposition To Council On Boardwalk Extension

Council Hears Input From Residents On Army Corp Plans For Snow's Cut Property


CAROLINA BEACH - The Carolina Beach Town Council received public input at their July 8th, meeting regarding a plan to build an 875' extension to the existing oceanfront wooden boardwalk in the downtown district. A project to replace the wooden walkway along the

See Boardwalk, page 8-A

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

New Recycle Bins Delivered To Carolina Beach Boardwalk


See Recycle, page 8-A


CAROLINA BEACH - The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers is planning to obtain a change of status for land they own along


CAROLINA BEACH Eighteen new recycling and trash containers were delivered to the Carolina Beach Boardwalk on Monday July 14th. The new containers will replace old trashcans and blue rollout recycling carts seen throughout the Boardwalk area. The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners approved seeking a grant to

Residents addressed the Carolina Beach Town Council at their July 8th, meeting in opposition to an Army Corp of Engineers Plan to develop Snow's Cut bike path for a new survey office complete with a barbed wire fence. Snow's Cut - the Intracoastal Waterway - in Carolina Beach. The land runs from Snow's Cut Bridge east between Snow's Cut and homes located on Spencer Farlow Drive down to the North Carolina Wildlife Boat Ramp on Annie Drive.

The land would relocate the Snow's Cut Walking and Bike Path and bring the installation of a fenced topped with barbed wire running behind residential homes.

See Snow's Cut, page 8-A

Carolina Beach Council Reluctant To Support School Bond Resolution | 18 new recycling and trash containers were delivered to the Carolina Beach Boardwalk Monday July 14th. The new bins were made possible by a grant from New Hanover County.


CAROLINA BEACH - The Carolina Beach Town Council took no action at their July 8th, meeting on a request to pass a

resolution in support of a $160 million dollar school bond referendum in November. The bond would be used to construct additional New Hanover County School facilities, renovate existing facilities, improve safety and security and

upgrade technology. The resolution states, "New Hanover County Schools provide the educational foundation our area youth require to succeed in higher education and

See Bond, page 2-A



Spotlight On Business: Brothers In Arms Pawn

Spotlight On Coastal Cuisine: Cardinal Bands and Billiards

As the name suggests, they specialize in firearms, ammunition and firearm accessories. See Page 1-C ...

Cardinal Bands and Billiards “The home for original music by the best bands” is quickly becoming one of the most popular local music venues. See Page 8-C ...

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Editorial: Snow's Cut Should Not Become Industrial Zone WILLARD KILLOUGH III | ByManaging Editor

The U.S. Army Corp of Engineers is planning to change the appearance of Pleasure Island in a major way. For many decades they've owned undeveloped land along the Intracoastal Waterway (Snow's Cut) in Carolina Beach. (See report on page 1-A...) This land is located between homes on Spencer Farlow Drive and the waterway. For many years people have enjoyed the undeveloped views out of their backdoors never contemplating what may happen in the future if the Corp

decided to utilize the property. And you can't blame them. It's always been undeveloped and there was never any indication to the public that it would be developed for light industrial use in the future. Now the Corp wants to change the status of the land to "Operational" and relocate a portion maybe all - of their operations at a facility located adjacent to the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge. Currently, the Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) maintains a repair yard and survey offices located on Eagle Island adjacent to the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge. Due to flooding, maintenance

issues, and future design modifications associated with the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge, the Eagle Island ACOE location is expected to be abandoned in the next 5 – 20 years, depending on their budgets. Take a look at the aerial view of the existing Eagle Island facility and compare it with the aerial photo on page 1-A. There's more land along Snow's Cut. There are a number of large warehouse style buildings at the existing facility with boat docks, materials, a large vessel at a dock, gravel lots, etc. If the Army Corp plans to relocate that operation to the banks of Snow's Cut, image what that

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will look like when crossing over Snow's Cut Bridge. The gateway to Pleasure Island. Not to mention the impact any such operation on any level will have on the residentially zoned quiet neighborhoods along Spencer Farlow Drive. Additional noise, lights and commercial appearance are all negative impacts that won't just impact adjacent properties, but all properties in the general area. The public - not just directly affected property owners - should get involved and attend meetings with the Corp and Town Council to voice their opinions and monitor the final plan.


End Council Health Insurance Dear Mayor Wilcox, Council lady Pierce, Councilman Doetsch, After months of no action at what point in time do the three of you intend to honor your campaign promise made to residents

of Carolina Beach (6,000 of us) before the election to eliminate Health and Dental Insurance for elected officials or was this just a ploy from you 3 to help your chances of being elected? Your absurd compromise will

not be a substitute as means to keep your promise to eliminate Health and Dental Insurance for yourselves. At our budget hearing Manager Cramer brought up Councils compensation. Mayor Wilcox made a mo-

tion for Council members to pay 20% of the cost of premiums and the Town pay 80% for our 2014/2015 budget year and eliminate insurance for only


cational attainment will suffer unless improvements are made." The resolution strongly encourages citizens to demonstrate their support for providing resources for the school system by supporting the bond referendum. The bond will be on the ballot for the November 2014 general election. The funds will be used to fund projects at specific schools as well as improvements at schools throughout the system. To learn more, visit http://www. Eddie Anderson - Director of Facility Planning and Construction for New Hanover County Schools - requested Council approve a resolution supporting the referendum during their July 8th, meeting. The Town of Kure Beach recently adopted a resolution supporting the referendum. Mayor Dan Wilcox questioned if any improvements were planned for Carolina Beach Elementary School from the $160

million dollars. In addition to specific projects at certain schools, Anderson said the bond would address technology improvements as well as safety and security enhancements throughout the school district. Council member Sarah Friede said Carolina Beach Elementary School, "Is grossly overcrowded" and, "The music is already in the cafeteria and there is no physical education center... is there anyway to expand the actual space?" Anderson said expansion is not included and, "Expanding the space is not included in this. Carolina Beach Elementary falls in a unique category. At some point I think we all have to realize the site is going to limit how big the school is going to be and how many kids can attend Carolina Beach." Mayor Wilcox said, "I think everyone supports funding for schools" and, "In discussions with the County Manager this could result in as much as a five cent increase in county taxes as

well." Councilman Steve Shuttleworth said, "Before I can support a resolution from the Carolina Beach Town Council encouraging our fellow residents to see a tax increase or support a bond, I'd be more specifically interested in what the facilities plan that Dr. Markley spoke about at the County Commissioners meeting, what direct benefit does that have to Carolina Beach. Because you are asking this Council to endorse something that will affect our residents." Shuttleworth said the Town recently helped pay for a police officer to be stationed at the school and while the bond is helping to lighten the load throughout the district, other than technology improvements he would like more specific information for Carolina Beach. Council member Leann Pierce said, "I think it's for the voters to decide. I don't think we should influence them one way or the other."

From page 1-A the workforce" and, "A superior school system is necessary to attract businesses to New Hanover County, as well as retain them, thus helping keep the economy of New Hanover County strong." The resolution states, "The education gap between the United States and the rest of the world is growing and competition for highly educated workers is going to be one of the most pressing issues facing businesses." The resolution states that New Hanover County Schools are 3,548 students over capacity and are projected to add another 3,000 students in the next seven years. 84 mobile units are already being relied on to house students. That's the equivalent of three elementary schools. The resolution states, "There are $390 million in facility needs at New Hanover County Schools, and students, programs and edu-

See Letter, page 6-A

Former Sheriff Dies While In Custody At Jail NEW HANOVER CTY Federal inmate Ronald Emery Hewett died shortly after 2PM on July 12th, while in the New Hanover County Detention Facility. Hewett was being held at the County jail under a Federal Detainer after federal ATF offi-

cials found firearms in his Supply, NC home. Hewett was being moved within the jail to visit with family members when an altercation took placed between Hewett and a deputy. A taser was used on Hewett. No deputies have been put on leave or disciplined.

The maximum sentence for Hewett would have been 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and several years of supervised probation. Hewett resigned in 2008 after serving as Sheriff of Brunswick County for 14 years. The federal government in-

dicted Hewett in 2007 for felony embezzlement and corruption charges. He served prison time for obstruction of justice and was released in 2010. Hewett's death is being investigated by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation.

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Police Arrest Two For Slashing Tires CAROLINA BEACH Carolina Beach Police arrested 19-year old Madison Roarke Jennings-Gilbert and 18-year old Joseph Donato Sabetti on July 7th for slashing tires on numerous vehicles. An officer received a call about property damage on Carolina Beach Avenue South. A description of two white males was given. The officer observed two males fitting the description a short distance away on South Lake Park Blvd. The officer stopped the males and conducted a search finding a knife on Sabetti.

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Police Department. Officers found numerous owners with slashed tires. Once at the station the officers were able to search Gilbert and found a stiletto knife under his foot in his shoe. 13 victims were listed in the police report. Police Chief Ken Hinkle said the investigation is continuing and there may be additional charges to follow. Sabetti was charged with Criminal Damage to Property and Underage Drinking. Gilbert was charged with Criminal Damage to Property and Carrying Concealed Weapon.

Carolina Beach Make Narcotics Seizure And Arrest CAROLINA BEACH, N.C. : July 10th, 2014 - On Wednesday evening July 9th 2014, the Carolina Beach Vice Narcotics Unit executed the search of a residence in the 1400 Block of Snapper Lane, Carolina Beach. The search was part of an ongoing operation and prior narcotics purchases from the residence. The target of the investigation, Mr. John R. Lunsford (69) of that residence, was arrested

and charged with Possession with Intent to Sale Manufacture and Deliver Schedule II Narcotics, and Maintaining a Dwelling for the Use/Sale of a Controlled Substance. A large sum of money, narcotics and a weapon was recovered from the scene. The Carolina Beach Police Department said they will continue to pursue those subjects who violate the law and the community standards of our Town.

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Recycle From page 1-A improve recycling options at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk during their February 17th, meeting. According to Joe Suleyman, Environmental Management Director, the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources ( NCDENR) requested proposals for grant funding to assist local governments in expanding, improving and implementing waste reduction and recycling programs. Suleyman explained to the Board of Commissioners earlier this year, "NCDENR encourages and awards bonus points for projects that create away-from -home recycling opportunities such as recycling at public facilities like parks or public venues. The New Hanover County Environmental Management Department, in partnership with the Town of Carolina Beach, proposes to make "away from home" recycling convenient to visitors and residents who utilize the Town of Carolina Beach's Boardwalk."

Boardwalk From page 1-A oceanfront at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk is scheduled to begin construction in September of this year. The Town still has to obtain permission from the Coastal Resources Commission to extend the wooden walkway 875' feet to the north. Many residents living in that area are opposed to the extension. The Carolina Beach Town Council got an update on the planning and permitting for the project during their June 10th, meeting. In late February 2014, the North Carolina Coastal Resources Commission (CRC) approved the majority of a variance requested by the Town of Carolina Beach to renovate their existing oceanfront wooden Boardwalk originally built in 1989. The CRC voted to approve the renovation of the existing boardwalk to include doubling the width of the boardwalk lane from 8 Ft. to 16 Ft., renovating the landscaped coves, adding windsails for shading, benches, seating areas, swings, improvements to the sound stage gazebo including a new roof over the sound stage, and improved beach access points. The project cost is estimated at approximately $1,603,000 part of which will be funded through a $250,000 Water Resources grant from the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources that requires a $250,000 match from the Town and a $603,000 CAMA grant from the State Division of Coastal Management. Last summer the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners approved a grant to the town of $500,000 towards the project. The project would replace the existing wooden boardwalk within a setback area governed by coastal development regulations. Part of the project extends the existing boardwalk along the beachfront 875' feet north to Pelican Lane and the Town must obtain a variance from the rules governing development in that area from the Coastal Resources Commission at their upcoming

Snows Cut From page 1-A Currently, the Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) maintains a repair yard and survey offices located on Eagle Island adjacent to the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge. Due to flooding, maintenance issues, and future design modifications associated with the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge, the Eagle Island ACOE location is expected to be abandoned in the next 5 – 20 years, depending on their budgets. The Corp of Engineers already utilizes a portion of the property along Snow's Cut to support dredging operations. That area is contained within a fence with barbed wire on top and a gate. There is a dock for dredge vessels. The entrance to that area is lo-

He explained, "The goal of the grant is to purchase recycling receptacles and position them along the boardwalk near the intersection of beach access points to achieve the greatest impact. Visitors would have the opportunity to recycle upon arrival and once again upon departure from the beach." Suleyman said the request is for $ 30,000 in grant funding with an additional $6,000 required match in funding. The $6,000 match was included in the Environmental Management Enterprise Fund's fiscal year 2014 - 2015 requested budget for the department. The Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to approve of the request. In February Suleyman explained the grant opportunities come along once a year. He said, "Several months back, the former Mayor of Carolina Beach [Bob Lewis] came here making you aware of a project they were doing expanding and renovating their boardwalk and I was impressed by that presentation and some of the things it would bring to the community."

When the grant opportunity arose, Suleyman said the Boardwalk project came to mind and a need was identified at the Boardwalk. He said Town Manager Michael Cramer was contacted and supported the idea to enhance the downtown area. Suleyman said the new containers will be strong enough to withstand the oceanfront elements while being visually appealing over the long-term. The Town of Carolina Beach will be responsible for servicing the recycling containers. He explained, "Durability was an important factor in selecting the type of receptacle. The receptacles would be subjected to high winds, rain, sand, salt water, and high temperatures. To avoid high maintenance costs and ensure a long service life while retaining an aesthetically pleasing appearance, a receptacle constructed of recycled HDPE was selected. A need for marine -grade hardware (to resist corrosion) and UV- stabilized pigments (to prevent fading) further narrowed the field of acceptable options."

The County purchased 18 three-compartment receptacle units (45 gallon per compartment). Two compartments in each unit will be designated and marked for recyclable materials, and the third will be designated and marked for non-recyclable materials. Each receptacle is constructed of recycled HDPE containing UV- stabilized pigments and marine -grade hardware. Each receptacle is clearly marked with text and universally-recognized symbols showing the types of materials collected. In 2012, the Town of Carolina Beach had a population of 5,883 and had over 550, 000 visitors. The boardwalk area provides direct access to the beach for many residents and visitors, and hosts numerous festivals, concerts, and events. Based on the service frequency, visitor count, and historical per-capita generation rates, it is estimated that this program will divert 12,156 pounds of recyclable materials (primarily PET beverage containers) away from landfill disposal per season. Suleyman explained, "The receptacles are warranted for three

(3) years and have an expected service life of 20 years. There has been increasing interest in the Town government to not only increase recycling rates overall, but to improve on recycling collection at the beach as well as the adjacent business district. Aesthetically pleasing, low-maintenance recycling receptacles strategically located along high - traffic areas are a key element of this vision. It is expected that this project will be sustainable through the full service life of the receptacles, and may lead to future program

expansion to adjacent areas with high foot traffic, such as the Central Business District (CBD)." The goal of this project is to enhance and expand an existing service. The boardwalk renovation includes an 875' extension of the existing boardwalk, doubling the current length. The multi-compartment recycling receptacles are intended to replace existing 95-gallon carts at beach access points. $30,000 was spent to buy 18 units, cover advertising and shipping of the containers.

July 30th, meeting. The Town must prove that strict application of the rules creates a hardship for the project. Phase one of the project was approved under a CAMA Minor Development permit in September 2013. That phase includes replacement of crossover beach accesses, viewing platform improvements, and excavation of non-dune landscaped coves westward of the existing Boardwalk and redistribution of the sand from those areas to enhance dune low spots eastward of the existing Boardwalk. A portion of phase 2 of the project proposed under a CAMA Minor Development permit was approved by the CRC on the Town's petition for a variance. Specifically, a variance was granted for the demolition of the existing Boardwalk and crossovers, widening of the existing Boardwalk, and installation of five new public beach accesses, the addition of a roof on a viewing platform, installation of showers at the Harper Avenue access, and installation of a splash pad/water park facility. The Town applied for a CAMA Minor Permit in May of this year to extend the Boardwalk 875' feet north from Harper Avenue to Pelican Lane. That permit was denied on June 2, 2014. The design proposed in that permit was identical to that approved for the new southern section of the Boardwalk by the CRC in February at 16' wide with three new 10' wide public accesses, three rebuilt existing private accesses, and five ninety-six square foot bump outs for benches and swings. A lattice trellis is proposed at the Pelican Lane access. The proposed area for the extension is located in the Town's Central Business District (CBD). There are a total of five property owners adjacent to the proposed extension. There are three hotels, a 76-unit condo complex and a two story single-family residence. The Town filed their variance request for the extension with the CRC last month claiming the project is an effort to "preserve substantial justice by improving the general public's access to

the public trust area" along the beachfront. The Town claims the extension, "Creates a unique opportunity for the general public without other means of access to view and access the ocean and dune ecosystem from a variety of locations. With in increased demand for access to the beach and ocean from elderly and handicapped individuals, the northern extension will allow elderly and handicapped individuals convenient beach access as well as the ability to view the dune ecosystem. An undue hardship to the public would be created from strict application of the development rules, standards, or orders issued by the Commission. Specifically, handicapped individuals would be denied a convenient and safe means of accessing the beach and/or viewing the ocean and dune ecosystem. Furthermore, general public's access to the ocean and view the dune ecosystem would be impaired. A lack of safe access, as provided by the proposed Boardwalk could result in damage to the dune ecosystems by those creating their own means of access to the beach." In the Town's request for a variance it states, "The proposed northern extension enhances public beach access from Harper Avenue north to Pelican Lane by providing two new wider access ramps and one reconstructed wider ramp at Pelican Lane. At present, there are no public access points location within the proposed 875' feet extension." The Town claims that in response to comments made by CRC commissioners in February, they have significantly redesigned aspects of the extension to "reduce potential impacts to adjacent residential property owners." The Town's variance request states, "The Town approached each property owner adjacent to the proposed northern extension and attempted to engage the property owner in discussion centered on minimizing potential impacts to the adjacent property and addressing concerns regarding the structure and potential impacts from flood driven debris." The Town lowered the exten-

sion by one foot from a previous average of 2 to 3 feet above the dunes to lessen impact on ocean views. They also reduced the width of the extension from 16' to 8' with the reduction on the landside to increase distance between the extension and the adjacent properties. Four seating "bump outs" were removed from in front of two residential properties to reduce noise impacts from pedestrians and prevent congregation of the public in front of residences. The Town says they will provide security gates where private beach access walkways intersect the extension. To reduce the risks of flood or wind driven debris damaging structures during hurricanes, the Town says the extension is designed to withstand 139 mph wind speed with pilings driven 16' into the sand. The Town says through state legislation in the 1960's the Town was granted title to the land where the extension will be constructed. The Town is moving forward and will open bids from contractors on July 23rd. The Council will be asked to vote to award a bid to a contractor at their August meeting. Construction could begin in September with completion in February 2015. While most of the focus earlier this year was on the opposition of one residential property owner, several owners have spoken out against the project. Donald Averette owns an oceanfront home within that area and expressed opposition based on concerns of increased foot traffic and noise in front of his property. His daughter - Renee Lewis - spoke to the CRC in May of this year expressing opposition to the extension citing concerns of noise, lighting, trespassing, impact on their ocean view, loss of privacy, safety and crime concerns. Additionally, the potential impact of a large wooden structure impacting their property during a future hurricane. During the Council's July 8th meeting Lewis explained they are excited for the improvements to the existing downtown boardwalk. She explained, "Our

strong opposition is only with the proposed extension. It seems the justifications for the extension do not exist. We've owned our property for over 80 years and we love coming to Carolina Beach. This is like our second home here. That is why it saddened us to find out about this project by reading it in the Island Gazette. No one from the town called my father before this to get his opinion or feedback when this project was first proposed. He only received a call after it had already gotten started and then only received correspondence through the mail." Lewis said during a previous CRC meeting, when a CRC member asked the Town Attorney what the Town's position would be if the CRC approved the south side expansion but not approve the north side, "Her response was it would be a hardship to the 17 other property owners that are in the Central Business District that are in support of the boardwalk expansion in front of their properties. This is false. There are 70 plus units in the Cabana with, I think know about 49 of those property owners, against this northern extension,” said Lewis. Lewis said the Town Attorney told the CRC commission that only one of the properties was residential within the extension area. She explained, "This is false, we are not the only residential property owner. Of the 70 plus units in the Cabana, many are primary residences of the owners." She explained, "We understand that the Town desires to connect the existing Boardwalk area to the Marina and create a pedestrian flavor. When in reality the two are already connected through adequate sidewalks that are surrounded by many local businesses." Michael Murphy owns two units in the Cabana De Mar condo building. He explained last month his concerns are with increased vandalism, trespassing, loss of privacy and security. He stated, "This proposal will being loitering on the boardwalk benches, noise, increased foot traffic, litter and trash all in front of private development."

Murphy said the extension would also impact ocean views directly for first floor unit owners. He also expressed concerns with insurance liability should a storm cause the wooden extension to break apart and impact the Cabana building. Mark Richard is a unit owner in the Cabana De Mar building. He explained in a letter to the editor that, "Many letters and phone calls have been directed to the CRC from the Cabana homeowners, Averette family and the Homeowners’ Association South in opposition to the extension of the boardwalk north. I felt it was necessary to poll the Cabana homeowners to determine if they are for or against the boardwalk extension. The present tally indicates that 47 condominium owners are against and 5 are for the extension." Richard explained he shares similar concerns with other property owners concerning noise, obstructing ocean views, trespassing and security. Mike Stepp opposes the boardwalk extension. He wrote in a letter to the editor that he shares concerns of property owners and explained, "It seems like a bad idea in general to further deface the natural beauty of the Carolina Beach dunes and wildlife habitat, especially with a wooden highway 16 feet wide, lighted all night which will likely lower property tax valuations for the city." He explained, "Why is an additional wooden road on the other side anything but a violation of the right of unobstructed views which define the oceanfront condo we originally purchased sixteen years ago?" The Coastal Resources Commission will consider the Town's variance request to construct the Boardwalk extension at their July 30th meeting. If you wish to send in comments to the Division of Coastal management regarding this issue, you can email them at or by mail at Division of Coastal Management, Coastal Resources Commission, 400 Commerce Avenue, Morehead City, NC 28557

cated on Annie Drive just before the North Carolina Wildlife Boat Access Ramp. The Snow’s Cut property was identified as the top candidate for relocating the Corp of Engineer's operations. The property is zoned R-1 which allows for single and two family development. The proposed use could best be described as light industrial. Local zoning regulations do not apply on Federal property/projects; however the ACOE does have criteria for how their properties are developed. The Snow's Cut walking and bike trail was installed some years ago by the Town of Carolina Beach and runs from the end of Bridge Barrier Road east through the wooded area between homes on Spencer Farlow Drive and the Snow's Cut waterway. The trail ends at the Wildlife Boat

Ramp on Annie Drive. There are approximately a dozen residential properties that would see a new fence erected. Currently four properties are adjacent to the existing fence. That trail could be relocated to run along the fence line. During the Council's July 8th meeting residents spoke against the proposal. Mark Hermance lives on Spencer Farlow Drive and borders on the Army Corp property. He said he was concerned after reading a report in the newspaper. He said, "That's the gateway to our city. That's one thing you guys really need to look at. It's going to look like downtown Wilmington... when you're coming over the bridge." He said it would give a negative industrial appearance for people coming onto the Island not to mention the loss of many

trees in the area. He said, "It's going to affect everybody. There are all kinds of fishermen and people who walk through there all the time." The first step in the planning process for this project is for the ACOE to conduct an Environmental Assessment on the impacts of changing the property designation to Operations and adding the fence. The Corp plans to start this process in August and complete the process within 8 weeks. During that time they will post on line and send letters to adjacent property owners inviting them to register comments online during a 30-day public comment period. They have offered to conduct an educational session to explain their plans to the public if requested by the Town. The public can comment on line to the Public Affairs Office of the Wilmington, NC USACOE at


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Aerial view of the current Army Corp facility adjacent to the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge on the Brunswick County side of the Cape Fear River. Contact.aspx You can also contact your federal elected representatives at: Senator Kay Hagan: 202-2246342 or online at http://www.

Senator Richard Burr: 202224-3154 or online at http:// Congressional Representative Mike McIntyre (District 7): 202225-2731 or online at

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Pleasure Island Dance Carolina Beach Masonic Co. Performs “Annie by Lodge #753 to sponsor the Sea” in Kure Beach their annual summer blood drive July 28th

(Pictured Above): Billy Bordeaux participating at the Winter blood drive at the Lodge this past February.

was held at Kure Beach’s Oceanfront Amphitheater under the direction of Marie Whitley with Madalena Anderson playing the role of See PI DANCE, page 20B

On Monday, July 28, Carolina Beach Masonic Lodge #753 will sponsor their annual summer blood drive. The drive will start at 2:00 p.m. and run until 6:30 p.m. The American Red Cross will have their blood donor tables set up inside the Federal Point Lodge #753 building. The lodge is located on the corner of Harper and Fifth Street. This will be the seventh year that the local Masonic Lodge has sponsored a blood drive and, thanks to the support of the many people, civic groups, and churches in Carolina Beach, the drives

Locals Chosen to Star in National Commercial By: Mitchell Houska Staff Writer Carolina Beach locals, Jeff Winkler, Brian Keller, Tom Cox and Robert Lewis were recently contacted to audition for a commercial in New York City. The commercial is for a 24 hour heart burn pill and is scheduled to air, nationally, during the upcoming football season. Jeff Winkler is a local actor who See Commercial, page 9B

Island Local Initiative Launches on Pleasure Island Businesses Unite to Bring Focus to Keeping It Local Walking Coupon Means Deals to Consumers & Brings Community Spirit to the Island Carolina Beach, NC (June 30, 2014) – A new initiative designed to support buying from local businesses recently launched and is gaining support from both consumers and businesses on Pleasure Island. Only a few weeks following the launch in mid-April, now more than 40 businesses located on Pleasure Island have already made the commitment to the marketing initiative of Island Local ™ and others have See Island Local, page 17B

CB ARTS & ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE HOST, PERFORMING ARTS NIGHT, WITH TALENT AT THE BOARDWALK GAZEBO This Saturday, July 19th, 7:30-9:30PM, Artistry in Jazz will once again be performing at the Boardwalk Gazebo. This group fills the air with big band music and makes it a nice relaxing evening.

However, get up and dance if you get the urge. Saturday, August 2nd, 7:30 9:30 PM, 34 Steps will perform. 34 Steps has been performing together for ten years. They are a five-piece local

band who play mainstream rock, electric and acoustic jams from major artists – a broad spectrum from Heart, John Mellencamp, Beatles, Matchbox 20, Bad Company, See CB ARTS, page 17B

Pleasure Island Parrot Heads 3rd Annual “Christmas In July” will be Bringing Gifts to Children 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


Pleasure Island has another great week of FREE activities for your vacationing and leisure-time fulfillment. There is always something for everyone on our little slice of para-

After a day of rain this past Friday the sun came out for Pleasure Island Dance Company’s rendition of the classic Annie, called “Annie by the Sea.” The performance

the New Hanover Medical Center in Wilmington. The Parrot Heads will be bringing gifts to the boys and girls on July 26 who otherwise should be enjoying their sum-

mer on vacation. In addition to personal gifts for the children, the hospital always needs items in the playroom for all the children hospitalized to enjoy. See PARROT, page 16B

have been successful. Our 2014 winter blood drive last February exceeded our collection goals and we hope to continue that trend. Across the state, fewer donors than expected gave blood during the holidays, leading the Red Cross to issue a request for donors of all blood types, especially O negative, A negative, B negative to make appointments to donate. Walk-ins are welcome to donate. But donors are encouraged to make appointments by calling Mike Seigh at 910-4091510 cell or 910-799-9954 home numbers.


Toddler-of-theWeek - This week’s Baby of the Week is Koral Mae Muller. She turns the BIG "1" on July 18, 2014 and is the Daughter of Andy and Kandy Muller. Koral loves spending time outdoors and posing for the camera.

dise. Please plan to join us for Thursday nights’ FREE concert on July 17th from 6:30 until 9:30 featuring Dubtown Cosmonauts. See EVENTS, page 13B


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

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

Help Center Announces 9th Annual Chinese Auction July 26th The Help Center of Federal Point invites everyone to attend its summer fundraiser, our 9th Annual Chinese Auction. It will be held on Saturday, July 26th beginning at 1:00 pm, at

the Katie B. Hines Senior Center located at 308 Cape Fear Blvd in Carolina Beach. This event is a community favorite, and provides Saturday See AUCTION, page 9B

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

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

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

entire family. Friday evening the 19th the two day event kicks off with an opening ceremony and introduction of all competing teams. A free live See Dragon Boat, page 16B

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

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

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

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

Associates members and donors. Learn how the Associates support Cape Fear Museum. Explore the many ways to get involved with the See WEBSITE, page 19B

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kure Beach has Commemorative Opportunities on the Boardwalk

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

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

as a volunteer for the fraternity both at the local and national level and is currently on the National Board of Directors. Sam received his B.S. Business Management from Oklahoma State University, 1964 and an MBA, from Oklahoma City University, 1967. He worked in the corporate world for 20 years before relocating to Wilmington and starting his business, Beachwalk Design, Inc. (Luxe Home Interiors) in 2006 with his wife See LEAKE, page 19B

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

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

Community Center: 118 N 3rd Ave • Tuesday/Thursday – Kure Beach Aikido: Children’s class is 6-7 pm, Adult’s class is 7-9 pm. To register call (919) 8183046 • Wednesday (7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30) – Watercolor Painting Class: All levels 12:30-2:30 pm.

$30 per 4-week session. Register and pay at class. Call Town Hall to obtain supply list, 458-8216. • Thursday (6/12, 6/26, 7/10, 7/24, 8/7, 8/21) – Line Dancing with Ron Griffin: 10-11 am. Cost is $1, no preregistration required.

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

locally grown produce and hand-crafted goods. • Wednesday – Story Time by the Sea, 10-11:30 am. Join the Princess and her fairytale friends for stories and games. • Friday – Friday Variety: The Martini Men (Tribute to Dean Martin, Elvis, & Neil Diamond), 7-10 pm. Bring your beach chair or blanket for a free concert in the park.

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

Smith will be speaking about the Affordable Care Act. Lunch begins at McAlister's Deli 740 S College Road at 11:15 with the meeting from 11:30 to 1:00. This luncheon is open to the public. WHERE: McAlister’s Deli 740 S College Rd, Wilmington, See WOMEN, page 17B

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

April 2014 Programs at N.C. Aquarium at Ft. Fisher BEHIND THE SCENES • AQUARIST APPRENTICE - Saturdays, July 19, 26 at 2 p.m., Saturdays, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at 2 p.m. - Check out a dirty job you’re sure to love. Join staff on a behindthe-scenes tour and learn about Aquarium animals, what they eat, how they live, and how to care for them. Then, assist aquarists with food preparation and help feed the animals. Participants also observe aquarists during daily care and maintenance tasks. This limited opportunity is only open to 10 participants. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes and be prepared to smell fishy. For ages 10 and older. Ages 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $25 for ages 13 and older, $23 for ages 10-12. Aquarium admission included. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. • BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR - Sundays, July 20, 27 at 11:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m., Mondays, July 21, 28 at 11:15 a.m., Tuesdays, July 22, 29 at 11:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m., Wednesdays, July 23, 30 at 11:15 a.m., Thursdays, July 24, 31 at 11:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m., Fridays, July 25 at 11:15 a.m., Saturdays, July 19, 26 at 11:15 a.m., Sundays, August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 at 11:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m., Mondays, August 4, 11, 18, 25 at 11:15 a.m., Tuesdays, August 5, 12, 19, 26 at 11:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m., Wednesdays, August 6, 13, 20, 27 at 11:15 a.m., Thursdays, August 7, 14, 21, 28 at 11:15 a.m. and 3:15 p.m., Fridays, August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 at 11:15 a.m., Saturdays, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at 11:15 a.m. Check out a dirty job you’re sure to love. Join staff on a behind-the-scenes tour and

learn about Aquarium animals, what they eat, how they live, and how to care for them. Then assist aquarists with food preparation and help feed the animals. Participants also observe aquarists during daily care and maintenance tasks. This limited opportunity is only open to 10 participants. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes and be prepared to smell fishy. For ages 10 and older. Ages 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $25 for ages 13 and older, $23 for ages 1012. Aquarium admission included. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. • EXTENDED BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR Mondays, July 21, 28 at 2 p.m., Wednesdays, July 23, 30 at 2 p.m., Fridays, July 25 at 2 p.m., Mondays, August 4, 11, 18, 25 at 2 p.m., Wednesdays, August 6, 13, 20, 27 at 2 p.m., Fridays, August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 at 2 p.m. - Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at an Aquarium? Space for animal holding, husbandry, life support systems, and access to exhibits is hidden behind the aquarium walls. If you have ever cared for a home 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 admisSee Aquarium, page 9B

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

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

Religion News Service releases iBook about Pope Francis

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

almost a third of the visits related to injuries*, many of which are sustained in the place seniors are meant to feel the safest: their home. In fact, 65 percent of senior homes have at least one potential safety issue, according to adult children of See SENIOR, page 16B

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

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

Sunday Morning Worship at CB pier Rick Courtney and his wife, Lisa, are sharing love through worship, prayer and scripture with a Sunday morning worship service at High Tides on the North End Pier, Carolina Beach. While Courtney was in the


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

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

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

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

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

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 See SUNDAY, page 17B

Encouragement for the week: “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1. Sunday Schedule: 9:00 Sunday School 10:00 Worship 11:00 Fellowship Time 4:30 Youth Group Community Beach Worship:

Join us for our Community Beach Worship each Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. through September at the “F” Avenue beach access in Kure Beach. It is an awesome place to gather as a community and to worship God! Martin Luther said “God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars.” We can probably add to that “in the sand and in the ocean, on the seagulls and pelicans and on the seashells!” Join us for inspiration on God’s beautiful seashore. We have a new sound system and a lineup of guest musicians to lead us in music. This is for the community, so everyone is welcome to stop in and see what we are up to! There is always a beach wheelchair available. We hope you will join us! Surfin’ on God’s Grace, Pastor: Dan Keck 910-458-5266 email: pdannybeachguy@ Website:


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Sports Heat Advisory

BASEBALL NEWS WILMINGTON SHARKS WEEKLY RE-CAP Sharks win 2 and lose 2 this past Week • July 10th - Wilmington 3 Fayetteville 2 - With the bases loaded and two outs, and a tie ballgame in the bottom of the twelfth inning, Nate Moorhouse walked into a situation that millions of children emulate in their backyard. What they don’t imitate, however, is taking a 2-2 fastball off the elbow to win the game – but that’s exactly how Fayetteville’s three game winning streak was brought to an end. The starting pitching between these two teams was phenomenal in the early goings. Faytteville’s Teddy Turner and Wilmington’s Beau Dees traded goose eggs though the first three innings, but it was the Sharks who would strike first. Steven Linkous was struck by a pitch to lead off the bottom of the fourth, and would move up to second after Moorhouse singled. Linkous would steal his 25th base of the season to put him on third base and extend his lead for the most stolen bases in CPL play. Cam McRae would rip a 1-2 fastball right back where it came from, easily scoring Linkous. Fayetteville was held off the scoreboard by Sharks southpaw Beau Dees through the first seven innings. Dees allowed just four hits, and struck out four, only walking one. After seven innings, Dees’ pitch count was up in the mid nineties, so he was replaced by another left handed hurler in Will Shepley. Shepley, too, would hold Fayetteville scoreless in an inning, striking out two before allowing a single to the leadoff man. Shepley would pick him off to end the eighth. The Sharks took the 1-0 lead into the top of the ninth, where

noted (rain, major cloud coverage, relative humidity at least 10% lower than average at start time, temperature at least 10 degrees cooler than average at start time). The heat index spikes drastically around 9:30 a.m. and drops around 6:00 p.m. during the summer. Temperatures have exceeded full equipment safe zones by 7:30 a.m. on some days so coaches are advised to be See HEAT, page 17B

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

Kyler Stout would allow his first earned run of the season, after 19 innings of work. Stout allowed a leadoff single to Jason Blum, who scored from second on a pinch hit single by Sam Hall. Stout would collect two K’s in the inning, but the damage had been done. Ryan Manore would come out of the bullpen to pitch in the first inning of free baseball, and would throw three complete innings, allowing just two hits, walking one, and fanning three. Manore was on the mound when the winning run crossed the plate in the bottom of the twelfth, so despite Dees’ spectacular night, Manore would be credited with the win. • July 12th - WIlmington 2 Morehead City 8 - A five run seventh inning was the nail in the coffin on Saturday night at the Shark Tank, giving the Morehead City Marlins the 8-2 victory, and their first win in See BASEBALL, page 16B

and Anthony Pulis both scored for Orlando as the Lions extend their unbeaten run to 17 consecutive matches. “I’m obviously delighted to get the win and keep the run going, which is important,” said Head Coach Adrian Heath after

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

GOLFING NEWS USO OF NORTH CAROLINA ANNOUNCES “FORE THE TROOPS” TOUR Golf tournament series to help make Every Moment Count This year, the USO of North Carolina is combining its individual fundraising golf tournaments into a season-long tour to support our troops and wounded warriors across the state. The four regional tournaments all lead to the grand finale in September: the Traditions of Honor Cup, featuring Medal of Honor recipients, veterans and current military members.

The “Fore The Troops” Tour opens in New Bern, and travels to Wake Forest, Greensboro and Southern Pines. Each course has two winners that will advance to the Traditions of Honor Cup in Charlotte: the Highest Fundraiser and the Lowest Score. Golfers can also register directly to play in the Tradition of Honors Cup at See GOLF, page 9B


Lions End Hammerheads Unbeaten Streak the match. “I thought that there were some excellent performances on our end. We dictated things throughout the entire game and probably had the ball for most of the evening.” Due to the wet conditions, both sides had a slow start in the

opening minutes as they tried to feel each other out. The first sign of action came in the 7th minute when Kevin Molino drove a low effort that skipped just wide of the target. Four minutes later, Tommy See SOCCER, page 19B

WRESTLING NEWS Wrestling History Made In Carolina Beach NWA World Wide Wrestling’s “Battle by the Boardwalk” lived up to its name Saturday night as wrestling history was made at the Carolina Beach Recreation Center. The excitement started with Tito ‘Soul Train’ Raines scoring a pin fall win over the ‘Hangman’. Match two was a tag match for positioning in the upcoming Crockett Cup and pitted Team Fabulous, Frankie Fontaine and Luscious Lance, against fan favorites, Ty Tyson and Corey Duncome, the Carolina Heart Throbs. Tyson and Duncome secured the win when Fontaine mistakenly thought he had pinned Duncome after a top rope frog splash. Fontaine stood up, then got caught with a drop kick and subsequent pin by Tyson. During a segment filmed for the Nitros Noise show, it

The New Hanover County Schools (NHCS) Athletics Department announces guidelines regarding summer athletics safety. These guidelines are effective beginning July 1, 2014 and run through the fourteen scheduled practice days AFTER the first official day of Fall sports; or when school practice hours begin --whichever occurs first. Safe practice times can vary slightly when SIGNIFICANT climate changes are


SOCCER NEWS Lake Buena Vista, Fla. – Continuing its impressive 2014 USL PRO unbeaten run, Orlando City SC (14-0-3, 45 points) defeated the Wilmington Hammerheads 2-0 at ESPN Wide World of Sports on Saturday night. Dennis Chin

NHCS Announces Outdoor Athletics Heat Advisory Guidelines

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

out or just walk around the track. Workouts are geared toward the age or skill level of the athlete. If you want to volunteer please contact Shawn McKee at (910)233-3234 or email I would like to encourage everyone to keep tabs on the Wilmington Road Runner’s and website for upcoming races. Find us on Facebook for all the latest updates on Practice’s and Races. (If times or dates change we will be updating the Facebook Page and making announcements at practice). Please remember to keep good running shoes on your kids and See RUNNING, page 13B

PLEASURE ISLAND SOCCER ASSOCIATION NEWS Pleasure Island Fall Soccer Registration Ends July 19th

became evident that there was trouble in what is arguably the most powerful faction in the National Wrestling Alliance, the Legion of Kaos. Lance Ericson and Malice exchanged words

and a match was set between the two members of the LOK for Malice’s NWA Eastern States Heavyweight Championship which made three major NWA title defenses

for the night. NWA Continental Champion ‘The Brute’ Mark James defended his title against the Human Predator in the third See Wrestling, page 13B

Due to overwhelming requests, Pleasure Island Soccer Association is extending the late fee for registering. They understand families are out of town/ on summer break, and are not thinking about school or fall soccer. However, practices actually begin mid August and all of the organization that goes See PISA, page 17B

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

(Pictured Above): Southern Sign Co.

(Pictured Above): Speech Therapy Plus.

(Pictured Above): State Farm - Jonathan Calhoun (Younger Boys).

(Pictured Above): State Farm - Jonathan Calhoun (Older Boys).

(Pictured Above): Superior Auto.

(Pictured Above): The Law Offices of Berry K Henline.

(Pictured Above): TumbleGym.

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East Coast Got-Em-On King Mackerel Tournament Celebrates 35th “Part Time” takes the Win with 48.75lb Fish

(Pictured Above): Effie with a flounder aboard Lucy's Choice.

This past weekend marked the 35th Anniversary for the East Coast Got-Em-On King Mackerel Tournament. This year’s First Place Fish goes to Capt Bruce Gallup aboard “Part Time” all the way from Pawleys Islands, SC with a 48.75lbs catch! Patti Hughes of “Bay Pirate” took the First Place Suzanne Jones Lady Angler with at 36.25lb fish and Carolina Beach’s own Bill Metts of “May Cat Jr” reeled in the Biggest Mahi at 14.7lbs. If you would like to see complete results from this past weekends King Mackerel Tournament please check out the tournaments official website at Special thanks to all 163 boats who entered, and a huge thank you to all of this year’s volunteers from the Got Em On Live Bait Club, the Carolina

Beach and Kure Beach Fire Departments and this year’s Golden Anchor Sponsors Randy Johnson - All State Insurance, Bell Hart Marine, Budweiser, Island Tackle, Jack

Mackerels, Kure Beach Pier, Party Suppliers and Waste Industries! The Got-Em-On Club is a well known organization around the island with many

local residents claiming membership. The club was formed in 1980 by a “small group of tournament winning live baiters.” From then to now the club has grown immensely as well as their influence on the town and the many events they help with. Their service projects, socials, tournaments and fundraisers include: The East See Mackerel, page 17B

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Rising Kindergarten and 6th Grade Title I Students to Participate in Unique Summer Learning Program The Think Lab is Coming July 17 Beginning July 14, 2014, rising kindergarten students registered to attend any one of New Hanover County’s Title I elementary schools and rising sixth grade students who will

attend D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy or Williston Middle School, will have the unique opportunity to participate in a new summer learning program. See LEARNING, page 9B

Lawyers for Literacy Program Honored for woth with NHC Schools Teachers at Snipes Academy and Gregory School of Science, Mathematics and Technology said their students have benefited greatly this academic year from weekly reading sessions

with the Lawyers for Literacy (L4L) Program. L4L volunteers include judges, attorneys, paralegals and law students who spend 30 minutes a week for a See LAWYERS, page 9B

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

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

CBES Kicks-Off Think Lab CAROLINA BEACH - This past Monday, rising kindergarten students started their first week of New Hanover County’s Title I elementary schools new summer learning program. The Think Lab is a thinking course designed by the New Hanover County Schools (NHCS) Title I Program and the Academically Gifted Program. The program is all day, four days a week for five weeks, starting July 14th, ending on August 14, 2014 and will add an additional twenty days of learning to the traditional school year. The Think Lab is not the typical reading and math remediation program. It is an opportunity to engage students in developing purposeful and rigorous thinking skills—the building blocks for learning and understanding in all content areas. Through the use of hands-on, interactive, short thinking exercises, games and puzzles, students will learn how to analyze information, draw inferences, generate ideas, make connections, and solve problems. Interested parents can get more information and register their rising kindergarten student See Think Lab, page 17B

New Hanover County Schools Open School Libraries for Summer Reading Program to Help Achievement Gap New Hanover County Schools (NHCS) will operate a summer reading program at its Title I elementary and middle schools throughout the summer months. The main goal of the summer reading program is to increase students’ access to books and opportunities to read for leisure. The program was implemented to help reduce the achievement gap in reading, which typically widens during summer vacation. Research shows that children who read

books during the summer improve their reading fluency, reading comprehension, and vocabulary, all of which help to keep students on track for graduation. The district is able to offer the summer reading program through funds allotted by the federal Title I program for the 2014-15 school year. Libraries at participating Title I schools will give parents the opportunity to bring their child to the school to check out books. Each school has been See LIBRARY, page 16B



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

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

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

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

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

$7.00 per participant. Classes are every Friday from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm. All participants must be Recreation Center members or pay the daily guest fee plus the rate of the class. For more information, please contact the Recreation Center at 458-2977.

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

those muscles. Class is every Monday from 9:15 am – 10:00 am. Cost is only $4.00 per participant. All participants must be Recreation Center members or pay the daily guest fee plus the rate of the class. For more information, please contact the Recreation Center at 458 - 2977.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

payment methods: pay only $6.00 per class or pay $40.00 for unlimited monthly classes. Classes are every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 8:15 am – 9:15 am. All participants must be Recreation Center members or pay the daily guest fee plus the rate of the class. For additional information, please contact the Recreation Center at 458-2977.

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

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

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

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

GOLF from page 4B “The golfers in previous USO of NC tournaments across the state have been a great group of supporters. We hope to build on their interest in supporting the work of the USO of NC by engaging them beyond

one event, although no one has to golf in more than one. Our hope is that they will have such a great time at these premier golf facilities that they will want to participate in more and get their friends involved,” USO of NC President John Falkenbury said. “In the end, it

is about how we can come together to support our wounded warriors, our troops – active duty, National Guard and Reserve -- and their families. The need for our critical programs and services is growing especially our vital resiliency and transition assistance initia-

tives. The Tour brings North Carolinians together to support our troops, help the USO of NC to continue its over 70 years of care and comfort to them, and enjoy many of the great golf venues across the state.” Not a golfer?

AUCTION from page 2B afternoon fun for the entire family! Admission to the Chinese Auction is only $5 and includes mini-raffle tickets and a chance to win a door prize. You may purchase your ticket at the door on the 26th, and refreshments will be available. Attendees will be treated to cake and cold beverages at the conclusion of the Chinese Auction. The doors open at 1:00 pm and prizes will begin being awarded at 2:30 pm. As Chairperson Janice Truelove explains, “If you’ve never attended a Chinese

Auction, it works like this: With your paid admission, you get tickets (25) to drop into the container next to each gift item you’d like to win. You may buy extra tickets if you like. A winner is chosen for each item. Higher value gift items (e.g., a gift certificate to a restaurant or perhaps an art object) go on our sweepstakes table and separate tickets are sold for them.” There will also be a 50/50 raffle where half of the cash raised goes to the winner and the other half goes to the Help Center, as well as a Silent

Auction for items such as Hotel getaways. For more information on the upcoming Chinese Auction, please call Janice Truelove at 910 458-1920. For twenty-eight years, our all-volunteer staff has helped the neediest residents of Pleasure Island. The Help Center of Federal Point’s primary focus has always been to meet people’s immediate need for food. The Help Center of Federal Point is located in the Recreation Center of Carolina Beach just behind the Town Hall at 1121-B North Lake

Park Blvd. The Help Center is open Monday thru Friday from 10:00 am until 12:00 Noon. The Help Center of Federal Point is not state or federally funded. It is supported solely by the generous contributions of local businesses, churches, and private donations from compassionate individuals. All donations are tax deductible and may be mailed to The Help Center of Federal Point, Inc. P.O. Box 54 Carolina Beach, NC 28428. You can also help out by becoming a volunteer. Call 910 458-9339 for more info.

AQUARIUM from page 2B sion included. NC Aquarium Society Members pay $9.00 per participant. FOR CHILDREN • FINS AND FAMILY TOUR - Tuesdays, July 22, 29 at 2 p.m., Thursdays, July 24, 31 at 2 p.m., Tuesdays, August 5, 12, 19, 26 at 2 p.m., Thursdays, August 7, 14, 21, 28 at 2 p.m. - A short and sweet tour behind the scenes for the young and curious. This 30minute exploration packs in gallons of hidden fun and learning specifically for families with children 3 to 7 years old. Staff shares fin-tastic animal facts and assists in creating a fishy craft to take home. Then follow the hidden passages to the top of the Aquarium’s largest habitat for views of sharks, rays, a green sea turtle and much more. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes. For ages 3 and older. Fee: $16 for ages 13 and older, $14 for ages 3-12. Aquarium admission included. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED. OUTDOORS & EXPLORATION • CANOEING THE SALT MARSH - Saturdays, July 19, 26 at 9 a.m., Saturdays, August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 at 9 a.m. - A three-hour exploration of the Zeke’s Island Estuarine Research Reserve by canoe. Activities may include crabbing, seining or birding. Participants should be able to swim and be capable of sustained physical exertion. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes. For ages 8 and older. Ages 8-12 must be accompanied by two adults.

Fee: $25 per participant. Aquarium admission is not included. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED. • SURF FISHING WORKSHOP - Tuesdays, July 22, 29 at 8 a.m., Tuesdays, August 5, 12, 19, 26 at 8 a.m. - This three hour workshop includes one hour of classroom discussion, then surf fishing on the beach nearby. All equipment and bait provided. Program is rain or shine, with extra activities added in event of bad weather (e.g., throwing a cast net). Ages 10 and older. Fee: $15 per participant. Aquarium admission is not included. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED. SUMMER DAY CAMP FOR KIDS Aquarium summer camps provide fun and safe learning opportunities with knowledgeable and competent leadership. Camps run simultaneously for ages 5-6, 7-9 and 10-12. Ages 5-6, known as Aquanauts, become immersed in weekly topics through animal interaction, play, storytelling, crafts and hands on outdoor activities. Ages 7-9, Marine Detectives, use their investigative skills during animal programs, outdoor excursions and interactive games to better understand nature. Ages 10-12, Ocean Explorers, participate with staff in experiences outdoors and behind the scenes at the Aquarium to discover each weekly topic. Ages 13-14, Coastal Crusaders, venture farther to explore different coastal environments and learn about animal collection. These campers also interact more directly with staff behind the

scenes to assist with animal care. • ANIMAL KEEPERS July 21 – 25 at 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Ages: 5-6, 10-12 - 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 what it takes to be responsible for the daily care and 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. Fee: $230. P R E R E G I S T R AT I O N REQUIRED ECO EXPLORERS - July 28 – August 1 at 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Ages: 5-6, 10-12 - How many different animals live in the rainforest? Would a polar bear meet a penguin? What kind of animals can survive in a desert? Campers will take an imaginary trip around the world to discover various ecosystems and the animals that live there. This camp will also highlight the diversity of local environments. Fee: $230. P R E R E G I S T R AT I O N REQUIRED • COASTAL CRUSADERS - July 28 – August 1 at 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Ages: 1314 - How can North Carolina's aquatic environments be recreated and maintained in an aquarium setting? By exploring natural habitats and participating in animal collection and care, campers will gain a better understanding of how to investigate and preserve the environment we all share. Activities that campers will enjoy this

week include canoeing on the Cape Fear River, surf fishing and snorkeling. Fee: $280. P R E R E G I S T R AT I O N REQUIRED. • ECO EXPLORERS August 4 – 8 at 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Ages: 5-6 and 10-12 - How many different animals live in the rainforest? Would a polar bear meet a penguin? What kind of animals can survive in a desert? Campers will take an imaginary trip around the world to discover various ecosystems and the animals that live there. This camp will also highlight the diversity of local environments. Fee: $230. P R E R E G I S T R AT I O N REQUIRED The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher is located just south of Kure Beach, a short drive from Wilmington, on U.S. 421. The site is less than a mile from the Fort Fisher ferry terminal. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission:$10.95 ages 13-61; $9.95 62+ and military; $8.95 ages 3-12. Free admission for: children 2 and younger, registered groups of N.C. school children, and N.C. Aquarium Society members. General information:

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

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

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

COMMERCIAL from page 1B does a number of acting gigs and has previously been in one regional commercial. He was contacted by his agent to audition for the commercial and they asked that he bring some friends along to audition as well. The four friends flew up to New York City last week, dressed in jeans and football jerseys, as the scene has the men standing around a grill at a tailgate party. With a little time to kill before their 5:00pm audition, the guys got to visit the 9/11 memorial site and had lunch at O'Hara's Pub. While

having lunch, they met a large contingent of the New York City Fire Department and, by chance, got to meet and shake the hand of Corporal Carpenter, the recent Congressional Medal of Honor winner. There were hundreds of applicants for the audition and both Jeff Winkler and his

cousin, Tom Cox, got a call back for a commercial shoot next week in New York City. Keep an eye out, during the upcoming football season, which starts in September, for our famous locals and stay tuned to the Gazette for more information and specific airing dates.

Scholarships from page 2B interview, talent and dress. Junior Miss (10-12 yrs), Teen Miss (13-15 yrs) and Miss (1622 yrs) will compete in interview, talent and evening gown. All ages may compete in Swimsuit. Each contestant receives trophies and gifts. Proceeds benefit the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce/Special Events, the Federal Point Help Center and the NHC Senior Resource Special Needs account. For more information and application, please contact Diane Berry-Klutz at 910-458-5962 or 910-798-6405, email

Gazette, Jul y 16th, 2014 9B nize L4L at their annual state LAWYERS from page 7B minimum of four weeks with 2 convention. They have asked to 4 students who have been the Snipes Teacher of the Year selected by their teachers for and L4L teacher, Ms. Emily additional help to improve their Mason, one of her students reading skills. Volunteers share involved in L4L, along with Ms. their time, love of reading and David, to speak about the proknowledge of Civics, U.S. gram and the benefits that it has History, and biographies of provided for the last two years. American heroes. Volunteers L4L was a pilot program in are required to listen to the chil- New Hanover County last year dren read interesting non-fiction and became so successful that it books and assist them as need- is been replicated in several ed. "L4L has not only helped cities statewide including these students with reading Raleigh, Durham and Charlotte. skills, it has sparked their inter- It was also recently featured in est in non-fiction books in gen- the North Carolina Bar eral. Children want to read Association's magazine. The about real things that happened program was also featured at the and are curious about how they American Bar Association's can become active and vital Law Related Education parts of their government and a Conference in Atlanta in part of the change that they want October. It was so well received to see in the world around that Lawyers for Literacy has them," L4L Chairwoman Ann been invited back as a feature David said. program at their next event. In On June 19, 2014, the North addition, several states have also Carolina Bar Association's requested the model to start a Board of Governors will recog- L4L in their states. LEARNING from page 7B The Think Lab is a thinking course designed by the New Hanover County Schools (NHCS) Title I Program and the Academically Gifted Program. The program is all day, four days a week for five weeks, starting July 14th, ending on August 14, 2014 and will add an additional twenty days of learning to the traditional school year. The Think Lab is not the typical reading and math remediation program. It is an opportunity to engage students in developing purposeful and rigorous thinking skills—the building blocks for learning and understanding in all content areas. Through the use of hands-on, interactive, short thinking exercises, games and puzzles, students will learn how to analyze information, draw inferences, generate ideas, make connections, and solve problems. Interested parents can get more information and register their rising kindergarten student at the Title I school they will be attending in the fall or their rising 6th grade student at either D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy or Williston Middle

School. Principals have the registration forms and parent transportation request forms. Transportation, breakfast and lunch will be provided as part of this program. For more information about the Think Lab, please contact the Federal Programs Department at (910) 254-4152. Participating Schools:, Alderman Elementary School, Anderson Elementary School, Bellamy Elementary School, Blair Elementary School, Bradley Creek Elementary School, Carolina Beach Elementary School, Castle Hayne Elementary School, College Park Elementary School, D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy, Forest Hills Global Elementary School, Gregory Elementary School of Math, Science and Technology, Murrayville Elementary School, Pine Valley Elementary School, Rachel Freeman Elementary School of Engineering, Snipes Academy of Arts and Design, Sunset Park Elementary School, Mary C. Williams Elementary School, Williston Middle School, Winter Park Elementary School, and Wrightsboro Elementary School


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EVENTS from page 1B Dubtown Cosmonauts are a collaboration of musicians whose hearts and souls rest in the beaches of Wilmington, North Carolina. Their highenergy, audience-captivating sets will bring you everything you could possibly want in a live show: funky, upbeat originals, mind-bending solos coming at you from all angles, and an impressive and eclectic catalog of carefully selected covers that keep the audience wondering which musical direction the band will take them next. And don’t forget to stay for our fantastic DOUBLE Fireworks show at 9:00 pm (weather permitting). Come

join your family and friends at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk for a night of FREE fun, music and fireworks. The following night, Kure Beach OceanFront Park will be presenting The Martini Men – a tribute to Dean Martin, Elvis and Neil Diamond. This will be happening from 7 - 10 pm as part of ther Kure Beach Friday Variety Series. In Carolina Beach, don’t forget about Family Night every Tuesday at the Carolina Beach Boardwalk from 6:308:30, followed by Cash BINGO at the Gazebo Stage from 7:00-9:00 on Wednesday evenings. Let us not forget, the very popular Carolina Beach

WRESTLING from page 4B match of the night. The size and power of Human Predator over took James and it looked as if Predator would take the title after hitting James with a choke plex. Malice and Phil ‘Nitro’ Monohan hit the ring attacking Human Predator. Predator won the match by disqualification but Mark James retained the belt due to NWA rules. The NWA Eastern States Heavyweight Championship was up for grabs next as Malice defended his title against challenger Lance Ericson, both members of the LOK. Fans were torn at first as to whom to cheer for but soon got behind Ericson after Malice rammed him head first into the rig support post. Ericson’s head was split open but showed true heart coming back to win the match and become the NWA Eastern States Heavyweight Champion adding the singles

title to his of tag team titles with partner Damien Wayne, who was not at the event. The main event was for the NWA National Heavyweight Championship. As ordered by NWA President R. Bruce Tharpe, it was to be a cage match and the first match in a “Best of Seven” series between Lou Marconi and champion Phil ‘Nitro’ Monohan. The match started quickly and violently with both men throwing technique out the window and choosing to prove to everyone that this has become an all out war! Marconi defeated Monohan for the title. The victory begins Marconi’s third reign as National Heavyweight Champion, a feat only previously accomplished by Monahan, Paul Orndorff, the Masked Superstar, and Tommy Rich. For more information, go to their Facebook page at

RUNNING from page 4B make sure they are the proper shoes for their feet. (Varsity High School Kids meet from 68PM, K-8 and J.V. High School Kids meet from 6-7:30PM) Practice Dates & Races: • Wednesday, July 16th at 6:00PM Meet at the Ashley High School Track • Monday, July 21st at 6:00PM Meet at the Ashley High School Track • Wednesday, July 23rd at 6:00PM Meet at the Ashley High School Track • Monday, July 28th at 6:00PM Meet at the Ashley High School Track • Wednesday, July 30th at 6:00PM Meet at the Ashley High School Track • Thursday, July 31st at Hoggard High School Meet at the Track at 6:00PM. This will be a Adult and Youth Track Meet Hosted by WOL. • Monday, August 4th at 6:00PM Meet at the Ashley High School Track

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

Farmer’s Market held every Saturday from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Carolina Beach Lake. At Kure Beach’s new Oceanfront Park, they have a bevy of activity starting with Turtle Talks every Monday from 7:00-8:00 pm, followed by Tuesday’s Open Air Market from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm. On Wednesday, bring the young ones to Story Time By The Sea from 10:00-11:30 am. To close out the week, this Sunday, July 20th, Boogie in the Park present L Shape Lot at the Ocean Front Park from 5:00-8:00 pm. Mixing a healthy amount of musical chops, honest, and creative songwriting, powerful

stage presence and well sung four-part harmonies, L Shape Lot creates an original and dynamic Americana sound based in country, rock, bluegrass, and roots/folk music. Their lively sound explores new ground, while still paying homage to their predecessors. L Shape Lot is from Wilmington, NC and consists of four members: Eric Miller (Acoustic guitar, vocals), Alex Lanier (electric, acoustic guitar, vocals) Rick Williams ( 6 string electric bass, upright bass, vocals) and John Kovalski (drums, vocals). And finally, the movie at the Carolina Beach Lake will be the Disney fun-filled Super Buddies. The showing will be

Gazette, Jul y 16th, 2014 13B at 8:45 pm at the Carolina dependent, so be sure to call Beach Lake at the corner of ahead (910-458-8434), if the South Lake Park Boulevard weather seems threatening to and Atlanta Avenue. make sure the show will go on. Watch the fur fly as a new These films are free and breed of superhero is born in open to the public. Popcorn, Disneys fun-filled epic adven- candy, soft drinks, cotton candy ture. An ordinary day at and other popular concessions Fernfield Farms turns extraor- are available at reasonable dinary when Budderball, prices. This is a true summer Mudbud, B- Dawg, Buddha time treat for adults and kids and Rosebud discover mysteri- alike. Please contact the ous rings that grant them each a Pleasure Island Chamber of unique superpower. Before you Commerce if you have quescan say, deg;Buddies, assem- tions and don't forget to check ble; the pups unleash their out our exciting Pleasure Island amazing abilities and race to Calendar of Events. the rescue when a shape-shiftFor more information please ing bully from outer space call the Chamber at 910-458threatens the planet. 8434 or email at greg@pleaAll movies are weather-


Gazette, Jul y 16th, 2014

Gazette, Jul y 16th, 2014


16B Gazette, Jul y 16th, 2014 Apple Bakery, Domino’s Pizza, PARROT from page 1B Toys, games, coloring books, Island Hots, Ocean Beach crayons, markers, arts & craft Store, Subway, Zaak Grill, supplies, X-Box 360 games, Squigley’s Ice Cream Gift plush toys, rattles and other Shop, WINGS Beach Stores items for newborns are always (both locations), Frank’s Pizza, needed. Primrose Cottage, Carolina You can help by putting Beach Convenience Store your pocket change in the (Cape Fear Blvd), Kure Beach donation jar located on the Diner, FROYOZ frozen yogurt counter in the following shop, Blue Reef Beach Store, Pleasure Island locations: Big and American Legion Post 139. Dragon Boat from page 2B concert by local favorites “Machine Gun” starts at 5:30PM – food and refreshments will be available for purchase in the main event area and staging and seating will be setup in the main stage area. (Parking lot behind the Sea Witch Café). Saturday, the 10th is Race Day starting at 9am! Teams will be competing for trophies with awards for: The Finals Race Winner, 1st place teams in each category, the slowest team, the most spirited team and the team with the best costumes. You can join in on the fun by forming a Team of friends, neighbors, relatives, co-workers or customers and raising the donation for entering a team. Each team will need 21 members – 20 paddlers and one drummer to keep the pace and must raise $1000 in donations to enter the event or have a corporate sponsor make the donation. Individuals who want to participate but cannot get a full team together can also enter by raising $50 and registering for the event. Saturday also includes a festival of vendors around the Marina who will be displaying

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

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

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

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

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

BASEBALL from page 4B Wilmington in four tries. Morehead City continues to roll in the second half, improving to an impressive 8-2 since June 30th, and an not-soimpressive 13-24 overall. The Marlins would jump out to an early lead in the first inning, after starting pitcher Matthew Vogel would issue a walk to leadoff batter Andrew Amaro. He would move up on

a Blake Graham single, and a sacrifice bunt. Marlins All-Star firstbaseman Johnny Caputo put one into the outfield to easily score Amaro. Wilmington would seek retribution in the bottom of the third following a leadoff Jake Kusz single. A well placed bunt by Joe DeVito would allow Kusz to move up ninety feet into scoring position. Shawn Sanders collected his eleventh

RBI of the season, knocking Kusz in from second with a single. Morehead City would hang two more runs on Vogel in the fifth on three hits, but a double play would end the threat. Vogel would be removed from the game after allowing 3 runs on 7 hits, 4 walks, 6 strikeouts in six complete innings, while throwing 97 pitches. Wilmington would close the gap in the fifth, prompted by a

Shawn Sanders walk with two outs. He would swipe second base, and be knocked by Sharks RBI leader Nate Moorhouse, raising the total to 24 on the season. The game would get out of Wilmington’s reach in the seventh. Patrick Toohers came in to relieve Vogel, and sat down the first two Marlins he faced. After that, Morehead City would plate five runs on four hits, accompanied by two

LIBRARY from page 7B provided flexibility in deciding which days of the week to be open. Many of the schools will also open their computer labs for students and parents to use for reading and research. The summer reading program will conclude on Thursday, August 14th. The schools’ library schedules are as follows: Alderman Elementary 2025 Independence Blvd. Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.; Anderson Elementary 455 Halyburton Memorial Parkway Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.; Bellamy Elementary - 70 Sanders Rd Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.; Blair Elementary 6510 Market

Street Wednesday 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.; Bradley Creek Elementary 6211 Greenville Loop RdTuesday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Carolina Beach Elementary 400 South 4th Street Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.; Castle Hayne Elementary 3925 Roger Haynes Dr Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.; College Park Elementary 5001 Oriole Dr Wednesday 11:00 – 5:00 p.m.; DC Virgo Preparatory Academy 813 Nixon St Monday 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.; Forest Hills Global Elementary 602 Colonial Dr T u e s d a y Thursday 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; Rachel Freeman Elementary 2601 Princess Place Dr

Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.; Gregory Elementary 1106 Ann Street Tuesday & Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.; Holly Shelter Middle 3921 Roger Haynes Dr. Tuesday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; Murray Middle 655 Halyburton Memorial Parkway Tuesday Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.; Murrayville Elementary 225 Mabee Way Tuesday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Myrtle Grove Middle 901 Piner Road Monday 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.; Pine Valley Elementary 440 John S. Mosby Dr Tuesday 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Snipes Elementary 2150 Chestnut St Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.; Sunset Park Elementary 613 Alabama Avenue Tuesday 9:00

a.m. – 3:00 p.m.; Trask Middle 2900 N. College Rd Wednesday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; MC Williams Elementary 801 Silver Lake Rd Tuesday 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. and Thursday from 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.; Williston Middle 401 South 10th St Wednesday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Winter Park Elementary 204 South MacMillan Ave Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.; Wrightsboro Elementary 2716 Castle Hayne Rd Wednesday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. For more information about NHCS’ Summer Reading Program, contact Emma Jackson, Director of Title I and Federal Programs, at (910) 254-4152.

SENIOR from page 3B seniors surveyed by Home Instead, Inc., franchisor of the Home Instead Senior Care network. However, almost half of all home accidents by seniors

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

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

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

Cell Block from page 2B material, ranging from classic rock and blues to Motown and modern pop. These three entities (GrayScale Entertainment/the two bands) have one feature in common: veteran guitarist and GrayScale co-owner Mark Lynch, who has played and taught guitar/bass professionally for over 35 years. He and his wife Debra (his partner in GrayScale) moved to Wilmington a little over 4 years ago, knowing virtually no one in the area, but have since been able to establish a number of succesful projectsand keep Lynch one of the area's busiest musicians. GrayScale Entertainment is a full-service music agency serving the Wilmington and surrounding areas such as Topsail Beach and Southport. Debra Lynch is the PR expert, and also handles a lot of the videography and social media promotion. They've kept a lot of area musicians and venue owners happy for a few years now. Mark is an unusually quiet and reserved man for someone in the entertainment business, and

does not go out of his way to draw attention- but it happens anyway, simply because he plays so skillfully and passionately. With almost 40 years of serious experience and study of the guitar, he gets noticed in spite of his “shoegaze” demeanor. Says Lynch, “I guess these days the guitar-and my wife- do most of the talking for me”. Beginning in the late 1970's, Lynch has played in scores of music projects around the Southeast. Probably none you ever heard of, but they all enjoyed great success in their allotted time and place. Western NC based bands “Phenix”, “Aviator”, “Stampede”, and others played A-list clubs and opened for national recording artists such as “Rare Earth”, “Night Ranger”, “Frank Marino/Mahogany Rush”, and Raleigh-based “Nantucket”. But perhaps his most significant contribution was as a guitar teacher- to now country super-star Eric Church. “We went to the same Baptist church, our dads were both deacons, and I ended up showing Eric his first guitar chords so he could play some Randy

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

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

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

LIONFISH from page 18B sport venomous spines harmful to humans, reproduce rapidly, have few natural predators in Atlantic waters and are ravenous eaters, preying especially on young native fish populations. In recent years, marine environmental and conservation groups have worked to educate the public and introduce eradication methods. Organized dive round-ups and adding lionfish to seafood menus have become more popular. Visitors to the Aquarium can see lionfish in the Exotic

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

ISLAND LOCAL from page 1B expressed interest in jumping in, too. The initiative is designed to promote broader awareness and education of buy, eat, stay, and play local. Island Local ™ promotes participating local Pleasure Island businesses, and works to educate the community about the benefits of keeping it local. “Pleasure Island business owners are making a tremendous contribution to our local economy and our community. So, why not provide an opportunity to let the community know about how they can best be served here on the Island. Being a business supporter of Island Local ™ helps promote businesses and provides a platform for a business to make a statement about the importance of supporting local establishments,” said Island Local cofounder, Juliet Wright. “In our mission to educate consumers about the importance of supporting local, we aim to ensure that that the economy here on the island has sustainability not only during the peak vacation season, but during the shoulder seasons as well,” she added. "Supporting local establishments is important to maintaining the unique character we have on Pleasure Island. Investing in the community where we live, work, and enjoy, means getting to know the people who patronize our businesses so we can serve them better and meet their individual needs, said Guy Dozier, owner of No Sweat Air Conditioning. "Even though we have been in business for almost a decade, we joined Island Local because it is a great way to bring more visibility to what could be an invisible business. Otherwise, without a store front, locals may not necessarily know we are here and can help them all year long." he added. Island Local Initiative Includes Three Main Efforts to Help Promote Economic Sustainability Island Local Fridays: To bridge community focus and awareness to Island Local ™, visitors and locals of Pleasure Island can purchase an Island Local ™ t-shirt at The Veggie Wagon, Salty Dog Yoga & Surf, Island Wellness Market, or Good Hops Brewery for $20.00. Consumers wearing the shirt on Fridays are then able to get additional discounts at participating businesses. Community Campaign Weeks: Island Local will bring focus to businesses in upcoming community campaigns including Island Arts and Entertainment week in October, Island Merchants week in November, Island Wellness Week in January; Island Hospitality week in early spring; and Island Home Improvement Week in April. In addition, the Island Local organization plans to have a presence at the many events on the island to educate the public about buying local and to promote business supporters. These are not limited to but include events such as Island Day at the Kure Beach Ocean Front Park, the Carolina Beach Street Arts Festival, and the upcoming Dragon Boat Regatta and Festival Carolina Beach Marina. Business Supporter Tool

Kit: Participating businesses of Island Local ™ receive a tool kit that includes a poster containing information on reasons to support local, use of the Island Local logo for website and in ads, window sticker, and a tshirt. This provides an opportunity for businesses to make a statement about supporting local establishments and educating and thanking their patrons for supporting the local initiative. These businesses are also profiled on the Island Local website and face book page, and have the ability to present other discounts they may offer to consumers on the website. The website,, provides a one-stop shop for consumers to see what services and retail options are available to them here on the island and that are committed to supporting the local initiative. “Island Local ™ works because it provides the support and resources of many businesses to help the community at large. Supporting Island local ™ is a way for a businesses like mine, with limited resources, to leverage marketing dollars and to bring awareness to my business through a network of community businesses,” said Regina Scruggs, owner of Island Chic. “In addition, the t-shirts are a great way to build community pride and get people talking about Island Local ™. This in turn, helps us get to know our customers better which ultimately means we can give better service,” she said. Island Local business supporters join for $120.00 a year and must be physically located on Pleasure Island. Marketing promotion will extend beyond the borders of Pleasure Island so that visitors and locals external of the island’s boundaries are able to learn about what options are available to them on the island. The Island Local website at provides information on joining the group, a directory of participating businesses, the mission of Island Local ™, and discounts provided by business supporters. For more information, please contact Steve Wright at 910.390.0244. About Island Local ™ -Island Local, founded in April 2014, is the vision of the THREAD Pleasure Island cofounders Steve and Juliet Wright (Sandpiper Marketing); and Shawndy Linquist and Jessica Keenan (Linquist Keenan Real Estate with Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage). After a year of providing a platform for local business owners to network with each other, build partnerships and identify synergies that will enhance and grow area businesses through the THREAD, many business owners acknowledged that more support was needed to reach the island community at large. There was a common theme identified during these networking events that more needs to be done to develop opportunities designed to generate awareness of the benefits of supporting local businesses. Businesses desired a strategy to increase marketing and awareness of local businesses, and to find a better way to link locals together. The theme heard continually was keeping it local and giving a voice to the island’s small business owners.

THINK LAB, from page 7B at the Title I school they will be attending in the fall or their rising 6th grade student at either D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy or Williston Middle School. Principals have the registration forms and parent trans-

portation request forms. Transportation, breakfast and lunch will be provided as part of this program. For more information about the Think Lab, please contact the Federal Programs Department at (910) 254-4152.

RELIGION from page 3B This is the first e-book from Religion News Service. Upcoming e-books will include reporting guides and other topics of coverage. This book is published by the Religion News Service, an award-winning non-profit news corpora-

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

SPOTLIGHTS from page 18B aquatic environment is located on the second floor of the Marine Building. 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 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:

CB ARTS from page 1B Goo Goo Dolls, Grace Potter, Fleetwood Mac to the Eagles and beyond. They have played anything from backyard parties to weddings and local fundraisers. They love to play whenever people get together to celebrate and have a good time. Rock on! August 9, 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM Judah Moore, Judah is a native of Charlotte who is back to make some noise in Carolina beach. His music is an eclectic

combination of folk, pop, and R&B. He has a very unique and original sound that is simply captivating to audiences. His music is universal with messages that promote self worth and love. His soulful tone compliments his engaging lyrics to bring audiences a personal yet enjoyable experience. He relays messages so beautifully thought his music that just hits straight to the core. Needless to say Judah is someone definitely worth a listen.

HEAT from page 4B aware. The safety guidelines are as follows: • Pads, helmets and all other protective equipment must be removed any time the heat index reaches 96º. • All practices must be moved indoors anytime the heat index reaches 105 º. • ALL forms of outdoor practice should be finished by 10:30 a.m. and not resume until 6:00 p.m. • ALL equipment, padding, coverings including: helmets, shoulder pads, lower extremity pads, upper extremity pads, face coverings are to be removed by 10:00 a.m. and not

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

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

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

Gazette, Jul y 16th, 2014 17B note or pick you up if you are SUNDAY from page 3B always felt Carolina Beach had down; something to get you this special charm about it. His through or to get you thinking. mission is to share scriptures You can contact him through while singing His praises with the page also. Follow him at an open invitation to all who to share the same. morningworship. The gathering starts at 10 Courtney feels that life is a.m., for fellowship, hard enough, so church should coffee/water and donuts are refill that spirit and make you provided. Breakfast can be smile. So, stop in at High Tides ordered from the grill, if you on Sunday morning at 10 a.m. would like something more. to get a smile and spirit through They offer positive music and the message received. He is food for thought from the bible, also working on a worshipand with the music, songs and driven album. worship you have the best Yes, if his name sounds view. He also has a Facebook familiar, it is because he is a page, where he offers words of member of the band Beachbilly encouragement each day; to get Brothers that plays at different your day started on a positive venues in the area. PISA from page 4B into arranging the league must take place 6-8 weeks in advance of the season beginning. So, they have extended the late entry fee, but cannot extend the July 19 deadline. If you register after July 19th, you will be added to a wait list and added to teams after the original teams have been made. They are still seeking team sponsors, you get your name on uniforms and your child plays FREE with your sponsorship! If you already registered online and received a payment receipt after registering your child, you are all set. You are not registered until you proceed to the payment page and complete

payment; receipt will be emailed to you. Upcoming on-location signups will be at the Monkey Junction Chick-fil-a July 17th from 5:00pm until 7:00pm, Michael’s Seafood July 18th from 5:00pm until 7:00pm and Buffalo Wild Wings July 19th from 5:00pm until 7:00pm, if you cannot register/pay online, or if you need additional information about registering. See all dates, details and links for paper forms. There is still time to sign-up for summer camp at Carolina Beach too! Boys are next week July 14-17, girls are July 21-24!

MACKEREL from page 6B Coast Got-Em-On Classic King Mackerel Tournament, the annual Lady Angler Tournament, the Got-Em-On Scholarship Golf Tournament, the Cape Fear Disabled Sportsmen Tournament, and the many club socials that they hold throughout the year. If you would like to find out more about the Got-Em-On Live Bait

Club, all the interesting events they are part of, and how you can become a member check out their website at; The website includes information on the club and their upcoming events. The Got-EmOn Club is composed of a great group of people dedicated to our community and having a good time.


Gazette, Jul y 16th, 2014

Aquarium’s Friends Name New Eagle

Aquarium Spotlights Federal Point

(Pictured Above): “Look Out on the Dunes” by Michael Ticcino.

(Pictured Above): “Maverick” the bald eagle resides at the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher. The bird received its name during a public voting garnering 1,067 votes and raising nearly $230 for Aquarium conservation efforts. Kure Beach, NC – What’s as American as apple pie, fireworks and the stars and stripes? Maverick the bald eagle, now residing at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher. In June, Aquarium guests and social media friends voted, democratically of course, to pick a name for their newest family member. Votes were cast for one of three names previously selected by Aquarium See Maverick, page 19B

range of photos were taken from landscapes to businesses, architecture to flora and fauna. The images featured in the exhibit depict a more artistic rather than documentary exploration of Federal Point. “Federal Point” will remain on display until Sept. 10, 2014. The Spadefish Gallery at the Aquarium showcases North Carolina artists throughout the year. Artwork that coincides with the Aquarium’s mission of inspiring appreciation and conservation of North Carolina’s See Spotlights, page 17B

NC Aquarium at Ft. Fisher’s Summer Camp Registration Open

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

Kure Beach, NC – A new art installation, “Federal Point,” at the North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher spotlights the artistic photography of the Cape Fear Camera Club. Club members documented images throughout Federal Point, in partnership with the Federal Point Historic Preservation Society and its Digital Image Project. Federal Point is the large peninsula between the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean, south of Wilmington, North Carolina. During the project, a wide

“Lionfish were everywhere at our dive locations. We responsibly removed quantities of animals and are now working to distribute them to other Aquariums to help educate the public.” Fatzinger explained Lionfish (Pterois volitan) are native to the Indo-Pacific region, but are now common in the Atlantic, Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico. The species See Lionfish, page 17B

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

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

service requires an additional fee and registration). For more information and to register visit Weird, Wonderful Wildlife: Have you ever wondered how frogs survive the winter, or why some fish can glow in the dark? Sometimes animals are wonderfully weird! Campers learn the strange adaptations animals make to live in their environments. Exploration trips inside and outside of the aquarium turn an animal encounter from an "eww" to an "aww" moment. Dates: June 30-July 3, July 7-11 See SUMMER, page 19B

SUMMER from page 18B 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.

MAVERICK from page 18B staff: Aquila (a constellation and eagle in Latin), Fisher and Maverick. A total of 1,067 votes were collected and more than $229 were raised for Aquarium conservation efforts. “Eagles offer a powerful conservation story,” said Aquarium Director Peggy Sloan. “We are honored to care for this beautiful animal and thrilled so many of our friends voted in the naming of this special ambassador.” Visitors have

an opportunity to meet Maverick seven days a week, 363 days a year. Aquarium staff anticipates he will make an impression on guests and help them better understand the species’ survival story. Eagles were once nearly extinct in the United States but were saved by decades of conservation efforts. The young eagle survived a roadside accident in Wisconsin. He arrived at the Aquarium early in 2014. The bird's left wing was damaged in the acci-

dent and left him unable to fly. He could not be returned to the wild with his disability. Permitting from the United States Fish and Wildlife Service allow the bird to remain in the care of the Aquarium. The young eagle sports dappled brown feathers and will likely mature into adult coloring of white head feathers and yellow beak within several years. NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher is located a short drive from Wilmington south of Kure

Beach, on US 421. The site is less than a mile from the Fort Fisher ferry terminal. Hours: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily (closed Thanksgiving, 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 under 2; registered groups of N.C. school children, and NC Aquarium Society members. General information:

SOCCER from page 4B Redding nearly scored his first goal of the 2014 campaign from a deep corner served into the box from Darwin Ceren. The El Salvadorian’s corner was floated to the back-post and Molino knocked it back into the danger area for Redding, whose effort was cleared off the line. The majority of the first half featured keep away football as Orlando was in full control of possession, forcing Wilmington to chase shadows all over the pitch. When Wilmington did manage to gain possession, the Lions’ midfield

and defense closed them down quickly. As the half progressed, Orlando’s possession finally created an end-product when Dennis Chin found the back of the net in the 33rd minute. The goal was the result of good build-up play on the edge of the area with quick one-touch passing that saw Molino find Chin in the box with ample space. Heading into tonight’s match, the Oviedo native hadn’t scored since bagging a brace against OKC on May 4 but tonight he displayed clinical proficiency with a calm finish past Roberts. To open up the second half,

Orlando found the back of the net once again after Kevin Molino was clumsily fouled by Sammy Ochoa inside the area, resulting in a penalty being awarded in Orlando’s favor in the 49th minute. Veteran midfielder Anthony Pulis converted the penalty, sending Roberts the wrong way as he placed his effort in the bottom right-hand corner. Molino nearly added a third in the 60th minute and the 89th minute, but a big save from Roberts and a foul called by the referee kept the club’s first MLS signing off the scoresheet as he aims to jump back into first place on the USL PRO

scoring table. New signing Giuseppe Gentile made his first appearance in purple and white when he was brought on by Head Coach Adrian Heath in the 75th minute. The former Chicago Fire striker nearly scored in the 87th minute with a clever flick, but Roberts once again managed a big save to prevent further damage. City will now begin preparing for its upcoming road fixture against Sacramento. The Californiabased club will prove to be a strong test for Orlando as they look to extend the unbeaten run and a 13 point lead over the Richmond Kickers.

LEAKE from page 2B Lynn and their daughter Elizabeth. Why Robert E. Lee? “The goal of Kappa Alpha is to build the character and prestige of gentlemanly conduct as inspired by Robert E. Lee who they consider their spiritual founder.” The first chapter was formed in 1865 when four young men at Washington College in Lexington Virginia, decided to pledge their friendship as a “mutual pledge of faith and loyalty.” At that time Lee was President of the college and they considered Lee a model worth emulating. June 11 through September 10, 2014 - In the fall of 2013, a partnership between the Cape Fear Camera Club (CFCC) and the Federal Point Historic Preservation Society was formed in order to help the Society’s digital collection of Federal Point grow. Throughout the CFCC 2013-2014 season, members captured images of the area, such as landscapes, businesses, architecture, residents, flora and fauna. As an added component to the project, the Cape Fear Camera Club created an exhibit, simply titled, “Federal Point,” which is a more artistic, rather than exclusively documentary, representation of the region. The exhibit predominantly comprises contemporary works, like a whimsical long-exposure of the Carolina Beach Boardwalk’s carnival rides, but also features a 1970 portrait of one of the most well-known residents of Federal Point – Robert Harrill (1893 – 1972), the Fort Fisher Hermit. Additionally, pieces on display range from traditional matted prints to canvas and metal, creating in the gallery a trek of diverse styles. The show will be on view at the North Carolina Aquarium at

Fort Fisher’s – Spadefish Gallery from June 11 through September 10, 2014. Read the Island Gazette’s coverage of the Exhibit. • Monday August 18, 2014 – Membership Meeting. 7:30-9:00 pm. - Mike Giles, from the North Carolina Coastal Federation will talk to us about the natural history of our most precious resource. Mike is a North Carolina native, and before joining the federation in 2006, he served as the openspace land manager for Durham County for five years. Mike has extensive stewardship, enforcement and advocacy experience, gathered from positions with the National Park Service and the Army Corps of Engineers and as chief park ranger for Mecklenburg County. He studied wildlife management at N.C. State University, which included

additional research and course work in coastal ecology. Mike monitors the Southeast Region from the Wrightsville Beach regional office. • Monday September 15, 2014 – Membership Meeting. 7:30-9:00 pm. - Norm Melton, will talk about his personal experiences while “Growing Up on the Carolina Beach Boardwalk.” • Monday October 20, 2014 Membership Meeting. 7:30-9:00 pm. - Local historian and author, Elaine Henson, will present an illustrated talk on the history of the “Cape Fear Beaches.” • Monday November 17, 2014 – Membership Meeting. 7:30-900 pm. - LeRae Umfleet, of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources will return to us with her program on “Women in World War One.” Watch a snippet of LeRae Umfleet (lead

researcher for the North Carolina 1898 Race Riot Report) of her talking about how the 1898 massacre stopped the growth of the city of Wilmington. • Monday December 15, 2014 – Holiday Potluck 6:30900 pm.

Gazette, Jul y 16th, 2014 19B Day through Labor Day. WEBSITE from page 2B Museum from volunteering and General admission is $8 for attending special events to giv- adults; $7 for seniors, students ing and sponsorship opportuni- and military with valid ID; $5 ties. Now, you can renew or for children 6-17; and free for become a member online! children 5 and under and for Challenge your friends to join museum members. New you. Shop online for Simmons Hanover County residents’ free Sea-Skiff boat plans. day is the first Sunday of each Cape Fear Museum month. More information: Associates, Inc. (CFMA, Inc.) is chartered as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and exists to ensure the success of Cape Fear Museum through fundraising, programs, membership, and community awareness. The CFMA, Inc. Board of Directors has fiduciary and legal responsibilities toward management of the Associates and is accountable to donors, ensuring that money raised does support the promised purposes. Members of the CFMA, Inc. Board of Directors are expected to actively contribute time, talent, and dollars toward accomplishing annual funding and program goals. Cape Fear Museum of History and Science, 814 Market St., is open Monday Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday 1 to 5 p.m. Memorial


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PI DANCE from page 1B Annie, Ashley Guilliams playing Mrs. Hannigan and Greg George as Oliver "Daddy" Warbucks. The act ended in a roaring applause as each performer took a bow. Pleasure Island Dance Company is owned and operated by Marie Whitley. Marie, originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, is a graduate from Cincinnati’s School for Creative and Performing Arts or, SCPA. Marie is joined at her studio by instructor, Ashley Guilliams. Ashley hails from New York’s Broadway Dance Center and has a B.S. in Performing Arts. Join them July 26th and 27th with Scott Jovoich, who has performed on Broadway and across the world, will be hosting a ballet workshop for the “serious” dancer. July 28th to August 1st, there will be a Ballet Intensive, which will be open to all ages and skill levels. Three instructors will be on-site to work with the students. Pleasure Island Dance Company is located at 1018 N Lake Park Blvd, #27 in Carolina Beach. For more information, call Pleasure Island Dance Company at

(910) 512-6607, go to their website at or check them out on Facebook.

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Brothers In Arms PAWN

(Pictured Above): So, if you need to pawn an item for some cash or you just want to peruse their extensive selection of treasures, visit Brothers in Arms Pawn today. Brothers in Arms Pawn is located at 5941 Carolina Beach Road, suite A, in Wilmington, right across from Island Appliance. Hours of operation are: Monday through Saturday, from 10:00am to 6:00pm. For more information, call (910) 392-0918, or send them and email at You can also check them out on Facebook. By: Mitchell Houska Staff Writer Brothers in Arms Pawn, is the epitome of a family run business, in every sense of the word. Brothers in Arms is owned and operated by brothers, Chris and Scott Chadwick. Helping them run the business, is wife Madeline and son Hunter Chadwick, as well as grandmother Pam Railey. They opened the business on July 1st of 2011 and recently celebrated their third anniversary and third year of successful business. At Brothers in Arms you will find a wide variety of items. As the name suggests, they specialize in firearms, ammunition and firearm accessories. They have a large selection of pistols, rifles and shotguns, new and used to choose from. If you can’t seem to find the right gun to suit you, Brothers in Arms can order almost any make and model for you. They also offer gun repair and Duracoat gun coating services. Duracoat is a type of gun coating, which, when applied, provides the ultimate protection for your gun, by shielding it from scrapes and scratches, minor ware and tare and corro-

(Pictured Above): At Brothers in Arms you will find a wide variety of items. As the name suggests, they specialize in firearms, ammunition and firearm accessories.

sive weathering, which can ruin and eventually destroy even the most expensive and high quality firearms. They also offer gun transfer services. At Brothers in Arms you

will not only find guns and ammo, but a wide variety of other items as well. They have computers available, desktop and laptop models, miscellaneous electronics, such as cam-

eras and ipods and various electronic accessories. If you need a new flat screen TV, Brothers in Arms has those too. If you need some tools for your business or just need the right

tool for a job around the house, Brothers in Arms has a huge selection of tools and power tools to choose from. For those that like to catch some waves, they have a ton of surfboards

in-stock as well. One of their biggest sellers is DVDs and Blu Rays and they have a huge selection you can’t miss when you walk inside. See BROTHERS, page 5C


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Fat Pelican Bikini Contest/ Birthday Bash August 5th

(Pictured Above): For more information on the Fat Pelican Annual July 4th Bikini Contest you can call (910)458-4061 or just stop in grab a cold drink and hang out with some of the best people around. You can also find them on Facebook! The first Hurricane of the Season canceled the Fat Pelican’s Annual 4th of July Bikini Contest so the event has been moved to August 5th which will also coincide with Danny’s 65th Birthday! So mark your calendars for the delayed bikini contest and celebrate Danny’s 65th! The Fat Pelican Bikini Contest has become a main attraction and is as famous as the bar itself. With cash prizes going to the first second and third place contestants the contest is sure to bring out the most See Fat Pelican, page 5C

BrightSide Pressure Washing “ONE CALL, WE’LL CLEAN IT ALL!” NOW is the perfect time for homeowners and businesses to assess the effects of our unique coastal climate on their property. BrightSide Pressure Washing can help you assess the damage and fix you right up with their soft wash services, perfect for removing mold, mildew, grime, pollen and rust without jeopardizing the finish of you home, business or See BrightSide, page 5C

“Personal Service at it’s Best”

Now that hurricane Arthur is behind us, it’s nice to get back to enjoying summer at the beach. We try to take long walks on the beach as much as we can these days knowing that summer goes by so fast. What A1 is All About: Our company manages homes on Carolina Beach and Kure Beach for owners who may not live in the area and don’t want the stress of dealing with renters and upkeep. We handle all of this for them so they can relax and don’t have to worry. By working together as partners with our homeowners we treat each home as though it were our own. We personally inspect each property after a renter checks out and we take care of any issues right away. We find that staying on top of things and being proactive about potential issues is a better way of managing properties than waiting for something to go wrong and reacting. We believe in communicating with our owners on a consistent basis so they know we are on the job, inside their property, and looking out for them since they can’t be here all the time. Our First Meeting Together: When you first call us you will

speak with the owner of the company, David, and he will set up your initial meeting. We know that since many homeowners live outside the area that first meeting may be over the phone but we hope you’ll be in the area soon so we can meet face to face. We’ll make an appointment to go into your home to inspect it and let you know our opinion as to how it can be best presented for rental. We’ll discuss rental rates, rules for renters, cleaning expectations, and commissions. It’s important that we have a good understanding of how we can work together to be successful. We’ll ask questions like: do you only want weekly rentals in the summer? How often do you want to rent your home in the spring and fall? How about the off-season, are you interested in long-term renters during the winter months? How much time do you want to block off for your personal use? We’ll be glad to spend as much time as necessary to answer your questions. We’ll also explain how we will advertise your home for rent and show you our great on-line reservation management system on our website. We make it easy for

renters to book our properties. Getting Started – A Partnership: When we each decide that we are a good fit for working together we’ll go over all the paperwork. We’ll explain our Property Management Agreement and the responsibilities we will be handling. Our typical agreement is for a one year time period. We will also give you a copy of the Rental Agreement each renter will be signing before they are allowed to rent your home. We’ll discuss issues like pets, smoking, maximum occupancy, damage protection plans, etc. Now That You’ve Hired Us, What Comes Next: We’ll start off by taking an inventory of your home room by room, opening up drawers and trying everything out to be sure it all works properly. We want to be as ready as possible so when a renter arrives there are no surprises. We will always make sure your home is clean and ready for the next renter. And just as important, after a renter checks out we will be in there restocking supplies and inspecting everything to make sure it was left in good order. Our renters purchase a See A1 Property, page 5C

Cape Fear CREW Update By: Jasmine K Mckee Staff Writer

Government Extends MHA Program for Distressed Homeowners Homeowners who are struggling to make their mortgage payments and those who lack the equity to refinance will continue to get help through a government program that had been set to expire. The Making Home Affordable (MHA) program, which includes both the Home Affordable Refinance Program (HARP) and the Home Affordable Modification Program (HAMP), has been extended through December 31, 2016. U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew

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announced the extension June 26 as part of the MHA Fifth Anniversary Summit. Since the MHA program was introduced in April 2009, it has enabled more than 1.3 million homeowners to permanently modify their mortgage loans through HAMP. More than 3.1 million homeowners have refinanced their loans with the help of the HARP program. Benefits of HARP and HAMP - The HARP program, designed to allow homeowners

who are underwater on their loans to refinance into mortgages with lower interest rates, is limited to homeowners with loans guaranteed or owned by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. In the first quarter of 2014, 23% of all refinances were part of the HARP program, but the See Real Estate, page 5C

Several members of Cape Fear CREW (Commercial Real Estate Women) have been recognized by peers and involved in the betterment of the local community. Attorney Nancy Guyton has been re-elected Secretary of the Coastal Women Attorneys Board, the local chapter of the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys. Elizabeth Wright Embrey, partner at the Wilmington law firm of Wright, Worley, Pope, Ekster & Moss, PLLC, recently obtained the MartindaleHubbell® AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rating, a significant rating accomplishment and testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank her at the highest level of professional

excellence. Stephanie Lanier has been named to the inaugural Coastal Regional Advisory Council for Make-A-Wish Eastern North Carolina. The council is

charged with raising awareness of the chapter’s mission, purpose and impact in New Hanover and surrounding counties through fundraising, volunteerism and outreach.

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Kelly Medical & Herb Shop, Inc. “COME GROW WITH US!”

(Pictured Above): Owners of Kelly Medical Inc. & Herb Shop Diane & Jack Kelly, which is located at 1206 North Lake Park Blvd. Suite G at Cross Bridge Village in Carolina Beach. Jack and Diane Kelly opened Kelly Medical Inc. and Herb Shop in their home in July 5, 1994.We just celebrated our 20 year anniversary!! Jack has been in the medical industry since 1977 as a certified Medical Consultant and physician Sales Representative. I(Diane) am a Natural Health Consultant. We relocated our business to Cross Bridge Commons and kept growing

into larger facilities and last June, we relocated to our newest storefront in Cross Bridge Village(Michaels Seafood location) . Our motto is “Your GOOD HEALTH is our business.” We strive to help keep our community healthy thru preventative health with natural botanical products such as vitamins, herbs and herbal blends. See Kelly Medical, page 4C


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Abscessed Tooth Symptoms and Treatment Options So what exactly is an abscessed tooth? An abscessed tooth is a painful infection at the root of a tooth or between the gum and tooth. It's most commonly caused by severe tooth decay. Other causes of tooth abscess are trauma to the tooth, such as when it is broken or chipped, and gingivitis or gum disease can be strong contributing factors as well. These problems can cause openings in the tooth enamel, which allows bacteria to infect See BOZART, page 5C

NHRMC Receives $22,000 Grant from Kohl's Department Stores WILMINGTON – Kohl’s Department Stores recently presented New Hanover Regional Medical Center with a grant for $22,404 for injury prevention education and awareness. The grant is part of the Kohl’s Cares program, which partners with NHRMC Trauma Services to offer water, bike and helmet safety programs through schools, community health fairs and festivals, and special events at Kohl’s department stores. Since its inception in 2006,

Kohl's Cares® has provided more than $200,000 in grant funding to support NHRMC’s child and adolescent injury prevention efforts. In addition to educating children and their families on topics including bike safety, water safety and helmet safety, grant support from Kohl’s Cares allows NHRMC to provide supplies such as helmets and life vests, books, brochures, pencils and stickers. “We are excited to continue See GRANT, page 6C

NHRMC and Carolinas HealthCare System Launch Services Agreement WILMINGTON – New Hanover Regional Medical Center and Carolinas HealthCare System, the two largest public hospital systems in North Carolina, have agreed on a Services Agreement designed to continue to improve patient quality and reduce costs for both organizations. The NHRMC Board of Trustees has approved the agreement, which is effective July 8, 2014. The new agree-

ment will allow the organizations to collaborate on enhancing patient care while preserving NHRMC’s local governance and ownership. Carolinas HealthCare System will become a strategic resource acting in a consultative role by providing expertise on administrative and clinical best practices, including clinical integration, new program development and quality See HealthCare, page 5C

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT Narconon would like to remind families that the use of addicting drugs is on the rise, take steps to protect your family from drug use. If you know anyone who is struggling with drug addiction get them the help they need. Call for a free brochure on the signs of addiction for all

drugs. Narconon also offers free screenings and referrals. 800-431-1754 or ADDICTION COUNSELING - Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addiction in your family. Call today for free screenings or referrals. 800-431-1754

Kelly Medical from page 3C We carry some liquid vitamins and liquid anti-inflammatory products to ease the pains associated with arthritis, gout, and aches and pains from injury. We carry herbs for weight loss and energy. Try one of our teas with our local honey for great taste and health. We also stock topical gels for sunburns, burns, muscle aches, back pain, scars and cuts and bruises. We carry skincare products for acne prone skin, moisturizers, scrubs, cleansers, and masks. Our lotions, shower gels, and soaps have plant botanicals and essential oils instead of harsh chemicals you can’t even pronounce. Aromatherapy has been used for thousands of years and can provide a pleasant atmosphere. We carry essential oils, incense, and scented candles. Customers always comment on our great smelling store! Kelly Medical & Herb Shop carry home health supplies, encompassing mobility products such as wheelchairs, transport chairs, rollators and kneewalkers. All are available for sale or rental. Transport chairs are only 15 pounds and easy for lifting and putting in the trunk of your car. The person has to be pushed because there is no large wheel to propel them forward. Rollators are the modern walkers that are lightweight, have a built in seat with a padded back bar and hideaway storage to keep you walking more. If you become tired or winded they provide a seat to rest. Kneewalkers are great for people who have injured their foot or knee, have recently had surgery and act like a scooter for easier mobility. Your leg rests on a padded

seat and you push with your other leg. Baskets are on the front for your personal belongings. Teens and kids love the kneewalker over crutches. If you have a cast on your arm or leg we have waterproof covers to keep you swimming and showering. Did you know most falls happen in the bathroom? We have bath safety products to decrease the likelihood of an accident. Some of our products are transport benches, bath chairs, bedside commode, elevated toilet seats, grab bars and handheld shower sprayers. It’s best to be proactive. Kelly Medical carries adult diapers and pull-ups, gloves, and underpads. Purchases are available by the pack or case. We all want to stay independent as long as possible. Our aids to daily living to make normal activities easier; reachers, dressing aids, pill organizers, crushers, and splitters, utensils and dishware for easier grasping. Another product to bring peace of mind to adult kids of an elderly parent is our Freedom Alert necklace that they wear and it is programmable up to 4 phone numbers in case of a fall. If no answer, it calls 911. There is no monthly fees. Many elderly people don’t get enough nutrition or have a diminished appetite. We also carry nutritional products (Boost) and sugar free nutritional products in assorted flavors. We have a RN. on staff, Carole Whipp, who is happy to assist with Medicaid and Medicare eligibility. Jack’s son, Blair Kelly, is an expert in helping assess which home health product you need and helping you determine which size is best for you. He will also assist you in creating a

custom lift chair. We have some exciting new products that everyone will love! They are great for health, anti-aging, diet and energy….naturally!! We will be launching them in a few weeks so stay tuned… We are open Monday –Friday 9am-5pm and Saturdays 10am2pm. Wishing everyone a Happy, Healthy Summer!!

FAT PELICAN from page 2C beautiful girls around the island. The first place prize in the contest has been raised to $500 this year so there is even more incentive to get signed up. Second place contestants will received $300 and third will be $100. The contest takes place on Pelican Beach, which is another one of the Fat Pelicans claims to fame. Pelican Beach is the site for many great parties throughout the year and a favorite hang out spot for locals. The Fat Pelican is one of the most popular nightspots on Pleasure Island. Their beer cave is stocked full with the best

selection of beverages around and is an attraction all to itself. Recently they have added a huge selection of Fat Pelican and “Beer is Love” goodies including hats, shirts, koozies and shades! Show your love for the Fat P! The Fat Pelican is open at 11am Mondays though Saturdays and at Noon on Sundays. For more information on the Fat Pelican Annual July 4th Bikini Contest you can call (910)458-4061 or just stop in grab a cold drink and hang out with some of the best people around. You can also find them on Facebook!

A1 PROPERTY from page 2C damage protection plan that covers both you and them for up to $1,500. in damages. If a renter spills grape juice on the carpet this plan will cover it. If a renter breaks a lamp, it’s covered. And for the items not covered by the damage policy we notify the renters immediately and deal with them accordingly. You will not find miscellaneous broken items and hear us tell you that we don’t know who caused it or when it happened! Communication is important to us: Now that we’re partners you’ll be hearing from us a lot. We believe in a strong line of communication. If you’re afraid that once you hire us you’ll never hear from us again, well, that won’t happen. To sign on with a company and not hear from them again except when something goes wrong can be aggravating for owners. As an example, just the other day I called one of our clients, Laura, just to check in and say hey. There was nothing particular to talk about, her home is booked solid all summer and is in excellent condition, we just wanted her to know we were alive and well and still on the job. She appreciated that call since she lives in Ohio and can only get here once or twice a year. Her husband Steve comes down each fall and always asks us what projects he can do while he is there. There usually isn’t much of anything to do since we take care of just about everything but small jobs can always be done perhaps installing a towel bar or repainting a bedroom. Steve and Laura used to dread coming to their home because they had to spend a lot of their time fixing items that were neglected. Now they love coming here. They know that when they arrive they’ll find their property maintained, clean, and ready for them to just sit out on the deck and relax. It’s A Family Affair: At A1 Property Management we are a family and a team. We work together with everyone knowing what is expected of them. Each person pays attention to the little things when they are in a home. My wife Sue has an excellent eye for noticing things that need special attention. For example she recently re-lined the cabinet under a kitchen sink because she saw that it was starting to look dingy. That means scrubbing, cutting and laying laminate, and now it looks brand new again. Details matter to us. She also has a great eye for décor and can find just the right items to make a home feel special. It’s that personal touch that makes a renter feel as though it were their own

home and they then tend to treat it nicer. They also come back year after year and that’s what we strive for – the best of the best of renters, people who appreciate and care for a home that they rent here. Sue and I have two daughters, Chelsea and Kayla and they both work in the family business. Chelsea has a knack for computer work and enjoys dealing with renters, answering their questions, and helping them book their vacation rental. Answering all the calls and providing information to renters keeps her busy for sure. She also helps out in restocking supplies at each of the homes and inspects them when renters check out. Kayla is currently attending UNCW and helps out with the cleaning. She also keeps her eyes and ears out for anything that may require special attention. For example if while she is cleaning she notices that a toilet is running or that a remote control is missing, she speaks up. Again, these may seem like small things and not very important but they are important to us. Over the course of a year the cost to repair and replace lost items adds up. If we do our job right and continually inspect our homes we can keep up with theses things and save our partners money. We’ve had to call more than one renter after they’ve checked out and ask about lost remotes, keys, or minor damage. Year Round Rentals and Service: Another important aspect of our company is that we work hard 12 months of the year to attract renters which then provides our partners additional rental income besides just the summer months. That extra income adds up quickly and allows our partners to gain the flexibility to spend a dollar here or there to improve their home. This process is a cycle that over time makes them even more money – added rental income – home improvements – even more rental income. It’s a win/win for everyone. How Do I get Started? If you’re interested in becoming a partner with David and his team at A1 Property Management and getting the most out of your beach home give us a call. As a small company we can offer you exceptional service and will treat your home as though it were our own. Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you soon. Have a great summer, David, Sue, Chelsea, and Kayla A1 Property Management Inc.

BROTHERS from page 1C Brothers in Arms, offers a large selection of jewelry in a variety of styles. You will find bracelets, rings, beautiful necklaces, watches and more. If you know someone who is celebrating a birthday soon or you just want to get your Christmas gifts early this year, come in

and check out their awesome selection of jewelry. If you have some old, outdated or broken jewelry you would like to get rid of, or you just need some extra cash at the moment, Brothers in Arms Pawn buys gold and silver. Bring in your old, unwanted jewelry and get some cash fast. Pictures of var-

Gazette, Jul y 16th, 2014 5C ious merchandise are available right across from Island on their Facebook page. Appliance. Hours of operation So, if you need to pawn an are: Monday through Saturday, item for some cash or you just from 10:00am to 6:00pm. For want to peruse their extensive more information, call (910) selection of treasures, visit 392-0918, or send them and Brothers in Arms Pawn today. email at brothersinBrothers in Arms Pawn is You can located at 5941 Carolina Beach also check them out on Road, suite A, in Wilmington, Facebook.

Real Estate from page 2C number of HARP refinances as well as all other refinances has slowed in recent months. More than six million homeowners in the U.S. are still underwater on their loans, according to Lew. Many of those homeowners could benefit from a refinance, provided they have strong enough credit to qualify for a new loan and can afford to pay closing costs. In order to be eligible for HARP, your loan must have

been sold to Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac before May 31, 2009. The HAMP program— designed to help homeowners who can no longer afford their home loan payments—is available to borrowers who took out a loan before Jan. 1, 2009, that is owned, insured or guaranteed by Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or the U.S. Department of

Agriculture (USDA). Borrowers must provide evidence of financial hardship and make on-time loan payments during a trial period before their loan can be permanently modified. Housing market improvementsAs the effects of the housing crisis and the recession linger, many homeowners continue to struggle to make their mortgage payments and rebuild equity in their homes. While the recovery has

helped millions of homeowners regain their home value, not all neighborhoods have seen values rise to their pre-recession levels. However, the foreclosure crisis has slowed. RealtyTrac, a foreclosure and real estate data tracking firm, reporting that total foreclosure activity in May fell to the lowest level since 2005. The continuation of HARP and HAMP are meant to prevent an uptick in foreclosure activity.

BrightSide from page 2C structure. “Our soft wash service is a non-abrasive process that will safely remove all the dirt and grime without chipping the paint, wood, brick or stucco,” explains owner Dane Waggett, “as using a really high pressure removal process can do. It’s gentle on the surface, but gets rid all that stuff built up on the outside that can cause damage and dull your exterior’s appearance.” The company uses environmentally friendly products, assuring that your project is cared for as gently and safely as possible. Wagget is a NC Licensed General Contractor who is fully insured with over 14 years of complete customer satisfaction. BrightSide Pressure Washing provides quality cleaning to Driveways,

Patios, Sidewalks, Pavers, Pool surroundings, and any other flat surface. BrightSide takes notice of the little things that mean a lot to you; plants, shrubs, patio furniture, and even pets, are safe with us. They also provide deck care that includes Wood restoration, Tile cleaning, Trex or synthetic decking, Concrete porches, and Stamped Concrete. The can renew your fencing made from either Wood, Vinyl and Metal. Waggett went on to explain the benefits of pressure washing. Here in the coastal areas, our homes and businesses are subjected to the damaging salt spray from the ocean, which can cause our outdoor surfaces to corrode and fade. With the high humidity, we also have higher incidences of mold and mildew, which can also degen-

erate surfaces. Areas most prone to mold and mildew, which could use a regular pressure washing, are shaded areas, areas facing toward the north, as well as under decks and soffits, and the fascia areas of roofs. Power washing will also remove streaks, rust and tree stains on stucco, concrete, roofs and decks. Cleaning all your outside surfaces will help preserve the finish of your structure, making it last longer, letting the natural beauty of your home shine through. In addition, pressure washing can help remove debris and other gunk that builds up in your gutters, blocking the flow of water away from your home. Some homeowners are unaware of how using water from the hose can cause the buildup of

residue or rust, which dulls the surfaces due to hard water stains. BrightSides Pressure Washing can even help you battle your hard water stains. BrightSide Pressure Washing is fully licensed and insured. They recommend homeowners assess the need to power wash their outside surfaces at least annually, if not semi-annually, depending on how much exposure to surface pollutants your home has. They give free quotes and strive to deliver 100% satisfaction to their customers, while exceeding all their expectations. For a prompt free-estimate, contact BrigthSide Pressure Washing at (910) 279-1990. For more information and testimonials find BrightSide online at

HealthCare from page 4C improvement. CHS will also assist on cost reduction, to include participation in its group purchasing. This arrangement, largely based on consulting services, will save NHRMC millions of dollars and allow the hospital to more nimbly respond to a rapidly changing health care environment, and also improve the organization by helping it solve common issues and challenges most hospitals face. “We are delighted to enter into this arrangement with one of the strongest public hospital systems in the United States,” said Jack Barto, President and CEO of New Hanover Regional Medical Center. “One of the challenges of being an independent hospital today is developing the depth of resources to keep up with the rapid changes in the health care environment. This agreement will allow us access to resources we need to keep our organization moving forward and continuing to deliver quality patient care.” The agreement is in the context of continued changes in market conditions and pressures on healthcare providers, including reduced funding from the federal and state gov-

ernments. NHRMC announced in April that it is seeking to improve its operations by $80 million over the next four years, but intends to do so through improved operational practices – and not by job reductions. The initial contract will last three years, with the opportunity for two one-year renewals. All benefits will extend to Pender Memorial Hospital, the 86-bed community hospital in Burgaw that NHRMC manages. The list of benefits includes: • Immediate access to CHS experts on clinical, technological and other management areas, which means NHRMC will be able to reduce its own consulting costs • Savings generated from the group purchasing ability of the two organizations • Sharing clinical best practices that improve patient outcomes and standardize processes, which benefit patients and reduce cost • Benefits that flow both ways. NHRMC is among industry leaders in several quality care areas and its protocols may benefit any of CHS’s 32 hospitals it owns or manages

• Invaluable opportunities to brainstorm with hospitals within the CHS system that are roughly the size of NHRMC and are dealing with the same issues • Clinical opportunities with any number of CHS services that are nationally acclaimed. The first already in progress is NHRMC Rehabilitation Hospital and Outpatient Services working with Carolinas Rehabilitation Network, one of the nation’s largest non-profit rehabilitation providers that includes an academic training center and a brain injury fellowship # Ability to participate in clinical research trials now affiliated with CHS, expanding access for patients in Southeastern North Carolina to the latest emerging treatments in quality care This agreement is not a management contract and in no way alters NHRMC’s status as a standalone, county-owned public hospital. It represents no change in county ownership, board governance, or employment status. It maintains all current relationships with physicians. The two hospital systems will not share contracting with managed care insur-

ance companies, and the pricing structure at each will remain independent. This agreement is not related to the management contract that was proposed with CHS four years ago. It has no impact on NHRMC’s current contract with Carolinas HealthCare System Medical Group to manage its physician network and has no impact on current jobs at the medical center. “Carolinas HealthCare System and New Hanover Regional have developed a strong relationship over the years and we are excited to enter this new and unique collaborative relationship,” said Joe Piemont, Carolinas HealthCare System President. “Our organizations share similar missions and complimentary visions, deepened by our commitment to provide the highest quality health care. The benefits of our agreement will be driven by common overriding goals to put the patient first always and enhance the overall value for our patients.” The agreement does not mandate that NHRMC subscribe to any particular service offered by CHS, but does provide the potential to do so, to be used at NHRMC’s direction.

BOZART from page 4C the center of the tooth. The infection may sometimes also spread from the root of the tooth to the bones supporting the tooth. Symptoms of an Abscessed Tooth - A severe and continuous toothache that is a throbbing type of pain is a very good indicator that you may have an abscessed tooth. Other symptoms may

include: • Fever • Pain when chewing • Sensitivity of the teeth to hot or cold • Bitter taste in the mouth • Foul smell to the breath • Swollen neck glands • General discomfort, uneasiness, or ill feeling • Redness and swelling of the gums • Swollen area of the upper

or lower jaw • An open, draining sore on the side of the gum Sometimes with an abscessed tooth the root of the tooth dies and then the pain will die as well. This should not be mistaken with thinking that your dental problems are gone. That's why it's important to pay attention to all of these potential symptoms when trying to diagnose a tooth abscess.

Treating an Abscessed Tooth - The goals of treatment for an abscessed tooth are to eliminate the infection, preserve the tooth, and prevent further complications. These goals are obtained through these three core strategies: 1. To eliminate infection, the abscess may need to be drained. Achieving drainage may be done through the tooth by a procedure known as a root canal. Root canal surgery may also be recommended to remove any diseased root tissue after the infection has subsided. Then, a crown may be placed over the tooth. 2. The tooth may also be extracted, allowing drainage through the socket. 3. Finally, a third way to drain the abscess would be by incision into the swollen gum tissue. Antibiotics are prescribed to help fight the infection, and warm salt-water rinses relieve the pain and discomfort associated with an abscessed tooth. Over the counter pain medication like ibuprofen (such as

6C Gazette, Jul y 16th, 2014 a break from the busyness of MACKEREL’S from page 7C Islands. We specialize in deli- your work day and escape to an cious Caribbean inspired dishes Island Paradise at Jack as well as locally influenced Mackerel’s for lunch! They meals for the whole family.” also have a kid’s menu tailored Start off dinner with an appetiz- especially for their “littlest er like their famous Crab Dip Island visitors!” or Crispy Calamari. If seafood Jack Mackerel’s Island Grill isn’t your thing then try the is located at 113 K. Avenue in “Calypso Wings” with your the heart of Kure Beach just favorite sauce or the delicious steps from the pier. Enjoy deli“Road Town Hummus Platter” cious food while taking pleaswhich is “fresh made with mar- ure in the comfortable island inated, roasted peppers, kala- atmosphere indoors or the mata olives, seared pineapple, beautiful unparalleled view of pepperoncinis and grilled pita downtown Kure Beach and the bread.” When it comes to the Atlantic Ocean from their main course there is no short- rooftop deck. Jack Mackerel's age of great choices. They Restaurant is open daily starthave all of your favorite tradi- ing at 11:00 am and features a tional seafood fried or broiled, full bar with all ABC permits, and their own special creations some of the best tropical like the Rasta Reef Grouper inspired drinks on the Island “jerk seared and finished with a and 10 wide screen TV’s honey mango glaze,” landlub- throughout the bar so you can bers will drool over their selec- keep up with all of your tion of steaks which include a favorite sports while you dine. sizzling 8oz filet, a peppercorn If you would like to find out grilled sirloin, an out of this more about Jack Mackerel’s world herb and garlic ribeye. Island Grill and their daily speYou will also find great chick- cials please give them a call at en, pork and pasta dishes. (910) 458-7668. You can also The lunch menu is high- find out more about Jack lighted by extraordinary sand- Mackerel’s Island Grill and wiches, quesadillas, burgers, receive the latest updates by wraps and seafood plates. Take following them on Facebook! OLDE SALTY’S from page 7C seafood and friendly service since the day the doors opened. Olde Salty’s is home of the ever popular, Blue Plate Special. The Blue Plate Special, a local favorite, features your choice of seafood, served with fries, slaw and of course hushpuppies. Olde Salty’s is the only restaurant on Pleasure Island where you will find Frog Legs and their Crab Legs are the biggest you can buy. All meats like, steaks and pork chops are hand-cut at Olde Salty’s and come in very generous portions. Olde Salty’s offers daily food and drink specials and recently added a new and exciting item to the menu, their Jumbo Shrimp which is available in Cajun, citrus or Old Bay. For those that want to enjoy a refreshing drink, while soaking in the calming ocean atmosphere, Olde Salty’s has a full-service bar and a large selection of quality wines onhand. House wines start at $5.00 a glass. Three years ago, Olde Salty’s expanded their business, adding “A Little on the Side” as a full-service late night bar and game room.

Doors open at 5:00pm. Olde Salty’s is owned and operated by Pleasure Island local, Brenda Armes. Brenda opened the restaurant in April of 1994 and has since enjoyed 20 years of successful business. Olde Salty’s is open year round, seven days a week. Hours of operation are: Monday through Saturday, from 11:30am to 11:00pm and Sunday, from 12:00pm to 10:00pm. Olde Salty’s is located at # 3, on the Boardwalk, in Carolina Beach. For more information call (910) 4588090. You can also check them out on Facebook.

CARDINAL from page 8C pure soul crushing metal. Local punk/funk/rock heros, Bad News Beers are bringing their awesome and unique grooves to Cardinal Bands & Billiards July

26th with the insane energy of Bridge to Breakdown from Jville. It doesn’t stop there, August is packed full of heavy acts including “Down to This” with “Draw the Sea,” “Faith &

Fiction” and “Kill Mercy Music,” “Mortal Man,” “Tortured Monkeys” and more! For a complete listing of events and nightly specials check out Cardinal Bands and

GRANT from page 4C this partnership with Kohl’s to help keep the kids in our community safe,” says Colleen Mistovich, Injury Prevention Coordinator in New Hanover Regional Medical Center’s Trauma Services department. “Over the last eight years, we have given out thousands of bike helmets and life jackets, and spent countless hours talking with families about staying safe and preventing injuries. We are thankful that Kohl’s has been such a generous supporter of this mission.” Kohl's commitment to New Hanover Regional Medical Center is made possible through the Kohl's Cares® cause merchandise program. Through this initiative, Kohl’s sells $5 books and plush toys where 100 percent of net profit benefits children’s health and education programs nationwide, including hospital partnerships like this one. Kohl's has raised more than $231 million dollars through this merchandise program. In addition to the merchandise program,

Kohl's Cares® features the Kohl's Cares® Scholarship Program, which last year recognized more than 2,300 young volunteers with more than $400,000 in scholarships and prizes. Through Kohl’s Associates in Action volunteer program, more than 669,000 associates have donated more than 2.2 million hours of their time since 2001, and Kohl’s has donated more than $63 million to youth-focused nonprofit organizations. Kohl’s also offers fundraising gift cards for schools and youth-serving organizations. For more information, visit About NHRMC Trauma Services - As one of the three state-designated Level II trauma centers, NHRMC serves as a resource for injured patients throughout southeastern North Carolina. Pre-hospital care, emergency, ICU, inpatient care and rehabilitation are areas of care that make up the trauma center. Injury prevention and education are two additional essential missions of the trau-

ma center. The Department of Trauma Services at NHRMC encompasses direct patient care and provides outreach and educational programs to the community. They also provide the administrative supervision for all Trauma Services programs and maintain the trauma registry that reports vital data to state and national agencies.

Billiards on Facebook and read some of their great reviews, or follow them on twitter at twitter. com/CardinalBandsNC. “There is no cover charge, so what are you waiting for? “Cardinal Bands and Billiards, the home for original music, by the best bands!” Cardinal Bands and Billiards is open 7 days a week, from 12:00pm to 2:00am offering “Great specials, great friends, and great service.” Cardinal Bands and Billiards is located at 5216 Carolina Beach Road, in Wilmington. For more information call (910) 793-6000.

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Jack Mackerel’s Island Grill “Escape to Paradise”

(Pictured Above): Olde Salty’s is open year round, seven days a week. Hours of operation are: Monday through Saturday, from 11:30am to 11:00pm and Sunday, from 12:00pm to 10:00pm. Olde Salty’s is located at # 3, on the Boardwalk, in Carolina Beach. For more information call (910) 458-8090. You can also check them out on Facebook.

(Pictured Above): Jack Mackerel’s Island Grill is located at 113 K. Avenue in the heart of Kure Beach just steps from the pier. 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 to receive the latest updates on Facebook!

Olde Salty’s has been a staple in Carolina Beach for over 20 years. Occupying the same space on the Boardwalk, Olde Salty’s has been providing the visitors and residents of Pleasure Island and surrounding areas, with high quality See Olde Salty’s, page 6C

Jack Mackerel’s Island Grill is one of Pleasure Island’s favorite dining options that specializes in authentic island style seafood flavors and delicious fare that appeals to everyone’s taste. “At Jack Mackerel's Restaurant, you’ll find all your favorites; seafood, chicken, steak and Lobster dinners inspired by the flavorful and colorful ingredients of the See Mackerel’s, page 6C


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Cardinal Bands and Billiards

(Pictured Above): Cardinal Bands and Billiards is located at 5216 Carolina Beach Road, in Wilmington. By: Mitchell Houska Staff Writer Cardinal Bands and Billiards “The home for original music by the best bands” is quickly becoming one of the most popular local music venues. Friday July 18th at 10pm join them for a free rock/ metal show! Seven Letter (formerly Shryock) are an hard rocking metal band from

Raleigh, NC. Joining them are Wilmington favorites, Break the Skyline (openers for ASG, Draw the Sea and tons more) and Jacksonville's Fates Embrace. Come back Saturday July 19th for “The Ghost of You” with Swamp Raptor, Rictus Grim of Unsound Mind. July 25th local powerhouse Colossal Abyss are being joined by Necrocosm for an evening of See CARDINAL, page 6C

July 16th 2014 Island Gazette  

The Island Gazette Newspaper. Est. 1978. Serving New Hanover County, North Carolina, USA. Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, Wilmington, Wrightsvil...

July 16th 2014 Island Gazette  

The Island Gazette Newspaper. Est. 1978. Serving New Hanover County, North Carolina, USA. Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, Wilmington, Wrightsvil...