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Vol. 37 No. 13 | Wednesday March 26, 2014

Cape Fear Blvd Project Delayed; Unforeseen Items Uncovered

Snow's Cut Bridge Project Likely To Be Completed In Coming Weeks

Work at the intersection of Lake Park Blvd and Cape Fear Blvd in Carolina Beach was progressing on schedule until crews working for the company contracted to replace old underground infrastructure lines began discovering lines that were not on any map. Additionally, they found old water lines serving area businesses that were in serious need of repair with one cracking when they started cutting asphalt in the road. See report below...



CAROLINA BEACH - A project to replace underground utility lines at the intersection of Cape Fear Blvd and Lake

Park Blvd in Carolina Beach has uncovered utility lines that were not previously marked on a map. This caused a delay in completing the project that has access to Cape Fear Blvd closed at that intersection. The contractor began work

in mid February. The intersection had to be closed while crews cut up a portion of Lake Park Blvd to install a new sewer line. A manhole was in serious need of replacement due to

See Project, page 8-A

County Commissioners Approve Funding For Inlet Dredging WILLARD KILLOUGH III | ByManaging Editor

CAROLINA BEACH - The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved funding $78,311.65 at their March 24th, meeting for maintenance dredging of the Carolina Beach Inlet later this year. Earlier this month the Car-

olina Beach Town Council approved $13,758.85 to cover a portion of the costs with the understanding additional funding would come from New Hanover County and other municipalities. According to Layton Bedsole, New Hanover County Shore Protection Manager, the Carolina Beach Inlet has historically been dredged quarterly, or more frequently if

ment and Natural Resources (DENR) Thursday afternoon that a crack had formed in an earthen dam at an ash impoundment at the Cape Fear facility. The impoundment, which was constructed in 1985, holds water mixed with coal ash, which is waste that was generated when the company converted coal into elec-

The Snow's Cut Bridge Rehabilitation Project has been ongoing since 2012. The North Carolina Department of Transportation anticipates if weather conditions cooperate the project will be completed in a few weeks following final work on bridge joints and painting underneath the structure. See report below...


needed, by the US Army Corp of Engineers (USACE). The USACE 's systematic survey of the inlet's water depths provides the US Coast Guard the data needed to manage the inlet's navigation buoys. This inlet supports economic benefits to local businesses, commercial and for hire fisheries and the County's tourism industry.

See Inlet, page 8-A

tricity. DENR approved the utility’s emergency response plan Friday. The plan calls for removing water from a horizontal pipe in the ash impoundment and using a bladder to stop water from exiting the pond through the pipe.

See Coal, page 5-A


CAROLINA BEACH - The Snow's Cut Bridge rehabilitation project is preparing to

wrap up in the coming weeks and return to four lanes of traffic. All that remains is completing work on joints in the roadway and painting areas under the bridge. In February the contractor

said they were on schedule to have work completed and all lanes open by March 14, 2014 pending delays caused by weather.

See Bridge, page 8-A

Man Who Shot Himself During Drug Bust Passed Away Last Week |

NC Approves Emergency Response Plan To Address Crack In Earthen Dam At Coal Ash Impoundment RALEIGH, N.C. : March 21st, 2014 - State regulators have approved Duke Energy’s emergency plans to start repairing an earthen dam at a coal ash impoundment at the utility’s Cape Fear Steam Electric Station in Wilmington, NC. The utility reported to the N.C. Department of Environ- | 50 ¢


CAROLINA BEACH Wednesday night March 12, a man shot himself in the head when confronted by Carolina

Beach Police Officers at 405 Cape Fear Blvd. The officers were there conducting a drug bust. Days later Jesse Cayson passed away from his injury. Carolina Beach Police Chief Ken Hinkle explained officers were executing a search

warrant at that address. He explained, "At approximately 2215hrs (10:15pm) CBPD units arrived at the address to execute the search warrant. At approximately 2220hrs

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Planning Commission To Hold RV Park Workshop March 27th |


CAROLINA BEACH - The Carolina Beach Planning and Zoning Commission consid-

ered a request at their Thursday March 13th meeting to permit Recreational Vehicle (RV) Parks in the Highway Business District along the Town's main artery Lake Park Blvd. According to Town Senior

Planner Jeremy Hardison, Mr. Troy Slaughter is requesting the Town to amend the zoning ordinance to create an allowance for Travel Trailer Parks

See RV Parks, page 2-A

NC January County and Area Employment Figures Released RALEIGH, N.C. : March 21st, 2014 - Unemployment rates (not seasonally adjusted) decreased in two of North Carolina’s counties in January, increased in 96 and remained the same in two. All 14 of the State’s metro areas experienced rate increases.

New Hanover County’s labor force was 107,834 with 7,625 people unemployed. The January 2014 unemployment rate for New Hanover was 7.1. That's a 0.8% increase over the December 2013 rate of 6.3 and a -3.3% decreases from the January 2013 rate of 10.4.

For the City of Wilmington, the January 2014 rate was 7.7% which is a 0.6% increase over the December 2013 rate of 7.1% and a -3.4% decreases from the January 2013 rate of 11.1%.

See Rate, page 6-A



Spotlight On Business: Vape Hut

Spotlight On Coastal Cuisine: A&G Bar-B-Que

Bridgette Norris, and her mother, Billie, began their journey with the electronic cigarette in November 2009. See Page 1-C ...

A&G Bar-B-Que and Chicken is a great place to go and enjoy a casual, family friendly dining experience with reasonable prices. See Page 8-C ...

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Editorial: Delayed Utility Project At Cape Fear Blvd. problems for the project were Evidently this project was quickly approaching. Town ofWILLARD KILLOUGH III installed in the 1940's to provide needed long ago. The manhole ficials and elected leaders are | ByManaging Editor water service to businesses in on Cape Fear Blvd on the east aware that time is of the esThe project to replace aging water and sewer lines under the intersection of Lake Park Blvd and Cape Fear Blvd in Carolina Beach has hit numerous obstacles. The contractor, State Utilities Contractors, Inc., encountered old water lines and other issues that were not indicated on the plans and maps engineered for the project. Some of the lines creating

that area. It's a tall order. Maintain water and sewer service to area businesses so they can continue to remain open while rushing to complete the complicated project to minimize disruption of traffic flow in the area. They've actually drilled under the road to install two utility lines to minimize the area they had to cut and dig up on Lake Park Blvd.

side of Lake Park Blvd had a six-foot void that developed under the road surface over the years. That's a scary thought. And it's common knowledge that projects of this nature that deal with areas of this type and age will surely run into unforeseen obstacles demanding additional time and work. The tourism season is about to kick off with Easter Weekend

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sence. The lesson to be learned from this is with so many undocumented utilities under our roadways, other planned utility projects may take longer than originally planned. You can't anticipate what you can't see, but hopefully the contractor factored that into the bid and can add additional crews to make up for lost time and get the road reopened.


Local Real Estate Broker and Business Consultant to Present at April 8th Carolina Beach Council Meeting Over the past four months Bob Blocher, a resident of Carolina Beach, has had a number of meetings with Town Manager Michael Cramer, Mayor Dan Wilcox and Town Council members. The purpose of these meetings has been the preliminarily introduction of his recommendations for determining if family entertainment venues can be established as the core foundation for Carolina

Beach’s economic growth. The project Mr. Blocher wants to oversee under a consulting agreement with the Town is entitled The Family Entertainment Venue (FEV) Initiative. Mr. Blocher contends that if Carolina Beach wants to become the preferred coastal Carolina vacation destination for families, it needs to offer more to families. To this end, he is proposing a private funding strategy to finance eco-

nomic feasibility and economic impact studies to determine if FEVs could be the dominant driver of Carolina Beach’s economy. If the studies confirm this, Mr. Blocher is confident that it will become a private sector endeavor that will include significant commercial development complements to the recommended entertainment venues. He has been informed by

Mayor Dan Wilcox and Town Manager Mike Cramer that the full Council will hear his formal presentation at the April 8th meeting. He contacted the Gazette because he feels citizens should be aware of the presentation, well in advance of the meeting. He plans to offer a more in-depth overview of the strategy for publication in the April 2nd issue of our paper.

St. Patrick’s “Booze It & Lose It” Campaign Results in 815 DWI Arrests RALEIGH, N.C. : March 25th, 2014 - Luck ran out for more than 800 drivers in North Carolina who were arrested for driving under the influence during the St. Patrick’s Day

holiday. Law enforcement stepped up patrols and held checkpoints across the state from March 14 through March 17 as part of the “Booze It & Lose

It” campaign. “The only lucky charm guaranteed to work this St. Patrick’s Day was a designated driver,” said Don Nail, director of the NC Governor’s

Highway Safety Program. “Thanks to the efforts of law enforcement, those who drove drunk got caught. The officers

RV Parks

corner of Lake Park Blvd and Goldsboro Ave. The Travel Trailer Park is currently located in two different zones, HB and R-1." He explained, "In September 2009 the applicant [Troy Slaughter] applied for a text amendment to rezone approximately 2 acres of land from R-1 to the HB zoning district on the corner of Goldsboro and Lake Park Blvd N. and requested to change the ordinance to allow for Travel Trailer Parks in the Highway Business zoning district. The Technical Review Committee reviewed the items, but the applicant pulled both request before the October 2009 Planning and Zoning Committee meeting. In May of 2012 the applicant had the same plan and applied to rezone the entire park to HB and was denied by Town Council to expand the HB in the R-1 residential district" along Goldsboro Avenue. Hardison explained to the Planning Commission in a memo last week, "If the use, “Travel Trailer Park,” is allowed then standards should be carefully developed to ensure the newly allowed use will be beneficial rather than detrimental to the surrounding area. Some standards did exist in our ordinance prior to 2001. Despite this, there were many concerns over travel trailer parks in the past which inevitably led to the prohibition of the land use anywhere in the Town of Carolina Beach. If this use is to be allowed again, new standards should be developed that very objectively hit all concerns with this type of facility. Many other coastal communities do have allowances for travel trailer parks with specific standards designed for these parks." He explained, "Based on the Land Use Plan (LUP) it does appear the Town of Carolina Beach would support the use of a Travel Trailer Park. It is actually already in existence in the exterritorial jurisdiction located in the Conservation Zoning District at the North Carolina State Park. They have a total of 83 sites for campers. After speaking with one of the park rangers, staff found that on the week-

ends in the summertime they are usually at capacity. During the weekdays in the summer they are usually approximately ½ full. After October only a few fisherman utilize the campground. Campers are limited to 14 days within any 30-day period. He explained, "Travel Trailer Parks in Carolina Beach would be a destination point for visitors who want to enjoy our natural resources (i.e. intracoastal waterway, and ocean) and wish to enjoy the Central Business District (CBD) and surrounding commercial areas such as HB. Although the use would be positive to the Town by offering more diversity in housing for those wishing to visit, the vision for the CBD and HB is for a more dense level of commercial uses." Hardison explained, "The proposal is in general conformity with the 2007 Land Use Plan. Although travel trailer parks are not specifically addressed in the LUP, increasing the availability of a variety of quality tourist accommodations is encouraged. Staff has reviewed the cost benefits of the use and created standards to limit the allowance and regulate the use to minimize the concerns. If allowed staff recommends the use only be permitted in the HB through a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) process." Slaughter said the request is not unique to his property, but anyone could come in and put in a park if the amendment was approved. He said Recreational Vehicles are not inexpensive and the Winner RV Park, "Has been there for decades and decades. My grandfather had it for a long time and then when he passed I took over the management of it all and we have very few problems there. If we have problems, they are gone. I get rid of them." He said, "It's a very quiet place, we want it that way." Some people stay for a couple of weeks or all summer. Slaughter said, "I would love nothing more than to put 20,000 square feet of commercial space right there. That was my plan. And then the world changed. I can't fill 20,000

square feet of commercial space now. I just can't do it." Commissioner Tammy Hanson said if parks were allowed by a conditional use permit then adjacent property owners could voice concerns. She said RV's are expensive toys and owners spend money when they visit. Commissioner Greg Reynolds said there would be nothing stopping a pop-up camper. Slaughter said campers that do not have sanitary facilities cannot stay at his park and he believes it’s a county ordinance or else a park would have to have bathhouse facilities. Assistant Town Manager Ed Parvin said if there is a condition for the type of vehicle, he would not want to be the guy going around double checking if it's a pop-up camper or not. He said for a true RV park he's not sure a bathhouse would be required. The commission discussed specifying "self-contained" vehicles with sanitary facilities. Commissioner Ked Cottrell said "Trailer Parks" is an image issue and if you talk to people in the industry, they are not "Trailer Parks". He said, "They are not called camping parks or trailer parks. They are called RV resorts and these resorts now come with concrete pads, fire pits, asphalt roads, bathhouses with shower and laundry facilities. Most of them nowadays have kiddy areas... little stores and sell amenities. These guys driving these pushers are pushing big money down the road and my opinion is I think it’s a good place for us to go as a Town." Cottrell said he would like to have more research on establishing standards for RV parks such as the size of concrete pads and other aspects. Commissioner Cottrell suggested tabling the issue until April so they can research it and come up with realistic standards that would prevent them from boxing the Town in or boxing others out. The commission will meet with the applicant to discuss standards at the March 27th workshop meeting.

From page 1-A in the Highway Business (HB) zoning district. Slaughter represents an existing RV park on North Lake Park Blvd. The Planning Commission had questions about the proposal and ultimately voted to schedule a workshop for March 27th at 6:30pm at Town Hall to allow time to gather more information. Hardison explained, "Currently the Travel Trailer Park use is listed in our table of permitted uses, but it is not allowed in any zoning district within the Town of Carolina Beach. Travel Trailer Parks were allowed in Marina Business MB-1 and Business B-2 (equivalent of Highway Business HB) until August 14, 2001." Hardison explained that during the discussion at the Planning and Zoning meeting that occurred in June 2001 there were several concerns discussed about travel trailer parks. They include: The Travel Trailer Park will: 1. Put a strain on the infrastructure of the town (water and sewer, trash pick-up); 2. Not attract businesses substantial to the growth of the town; 3. Not add tax dollars to Carolina Beach, no additional jobs will be created from this business and; 4. Result in a reduction of tax values for the surrounding properties. Hardison explained, "It was also discussed that a Travel Trailer Park would not the best use of the land for a commercially zoned area (i.e. HB zoning district). The consensus was a travel park would be better suited in the "I" (industrial) or "C" (conservation) district. The motion by the Planning and Zoning Board passed unanimously to deny both the rezoning and travel park. Town Council agreed with Planning and Zoning and motioned unanimously to remove the land use." He explained, "There is currently one Travel Trailer Park in the town limits owned by the applicant located at the

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Project From page 1-A a 6-foot void that had formed around the manhole under the roadway over the years. Also, the pipe had collapsed. The recent discovery of underground utilities that were not documented in the plans has caused delays and area business owners are becoming frustrated. Gil Dubois - Public Utilities Director - worked before and throughout the project to communicate with area business owners including erecting signs telling the public that businesses in the area remain open. Chris Higgins of the Artful Living Group located on Cape Fear Blvd wrote to Mayor Dan Wilcox explaining, "I hate to complain. The last couple of days nobody has been working on the street. Today not one worker was there. We understand the need for this project but the city needs to do more to complete this in an expeditious manner. You know how it is during this off-season. Our sales are down over 50% year to date. The customers have had to negotiate barriers and debris to get to the shop. Anything you can do to get this done by the

Bridge From page 1-A The project to rehabilitate the 51-year-old bridge leading onto Pleasure Island began in September 2012. North Carolina Department of Transportation Secretary Gene Conti announced in June 2012, NCDOT awarded a $4.6 million contract to American Bridge Co. of Coraopolis, Pa. to preserve the bridge over Snows Cut on U.S. 421 in Carolina Beach. The bridge was built in the 1960's and needed attention to areas weathered by the elements over the decades.

DWI From page 2-A will continue their efforts day and night until drivers no longer get behind the wheel after drinking."

Police From page 2-A Officers confronted the target who had a small handgun. The target was ordered numerous times to drop the

Inlet From page 1-A Bedsole explained, "The project was annually budgeted by the federal government until approximately 2005. In 2011, it became apparent that there would be no more earmark finding for the project. In 2012, the USACE used supplemental federal funds from Hurricane Irene to fund the dredging. Additionally, the County did not budget any funds in the current fiscal year, knowing the USACE was going to use supplemental federal funds from Hurricane Sandy until they were depleted." He explained, "To date, the remaining federal funds from Hurricane Sandy and the balance of the remaining state and local funds were used to maintain Carolina Beach Inlet. As of 1 January 2014, the USACE had $150,000 of these


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end of the month is appreciated." Dubois explained to Higgins on Monday March 24th, "We had a meeting today with Brian Cox of Engineering Services, Dustin Wagner and Donald Fields of State Utility Contractors, Gene Gurganious, Justin Maurice and myself from the Town of Carolina Beach. We reviewed the existing proposed plans, made 7 extra exploratory excavations to uncover specific locations, found where three various sized water lines do exist and are active, discovered two abnormal water service locations where a new service line will be required to service the specific buildings, found some construction items that need to be addressed as soon as possible." He explained, "Brian will start preparing a revised plan this evening and said he would have it ready for review by midday on Tuesday March 25, 2014. Dustin Wagner of State Utilities will then provide me an updated schedule for the project area. I know this may not mean a lot to you but we did discover three active water lines today that are serving residents and business of Carolina Beach that were not on any historical or existing

drawing or plan that we have." He explained, "It appears that some of these lines were installed around the mid-1940's and are in very poor condition. One 2" inch galvanized water main ruptured today as we were cutting the asphalt to conduct an exploratory excavation. Our main goal is to provide adequate drinking water to the residents and businesses in the Town of Carolina Beach, maintain operational pressures as required by the state, keep US 421 open and get the project completed as fast as feasible. There are some serious concerns in this immediate area. The lines are failing and they need to be replaced as quickly as possible. We sincerely regret the project taking a little longer than expected, but we based the schedule on the previous plans and details, we continue to find lines and other issues that were totally unexpected." He explained, "The contractor understands that this area is a critical site in the Town of Carolina Beach and fully understands the need to be completed and opened up ASAP. The contractor does not want to stop short of getting all items identified completed at this time to prevent system failures and so

the extension of this project that will start shortly after Labor Day 2014 in this specific area of the project will move along according to schedule." Wilcox explained to Higgins, "Chris, I realize the time is running longer and I spoke with Gil about it today. Apparently the contractor is running into hidden conditions below the street. Every time that happens they have to get the engineers involved to design fixes and that makes for additional delays, and sometimes a short stoppage of work while they work through the details. I know staff shares council's concern regarding impacts on local businesses and is doing everything they can to keep things moving, and at the same time address unanticipated conditions. We should have an updated schedule soon and I will share that with you." A plan was created to deal with the unforeseen issues and on Tuesday March 25th, Brian Cox, PE of Engineering Services, PA wrote to Dustin Wagner of State Utilities Contractors, Inc - the company performing the work - stating, "After our site meeting yesterday, Gil and I had a brief meeting with the Town Manager. Gil and the town are receiving pressure

from the council and residents to get Cape Fear Blvd. opened back up. Understanding the weather delays, unknown utility connections, etc., that have delayed this project, we all expect to see major progress on this project now that a plan is in place. Additional crews should be added to work on both sides of Lake Park to expedite the completion of the work. Please note that the amusement park equipment, that sets up where the material storage yard is, will be coming in to install sometime in April. This needs to be coordinated with Gil." Dubois explained to Wagner, "It would be very appreciated to have all the work completed

prior to Easter week-end." Wagner explained Tuesday that, "We have been working on it all day. Do you know what the DOT is going to do about the milling and over lay. That is a time consuming part of the work. We feel we can be very close on the completion with everything going in the right direction. I do feel now that we have a handle on the scope of the work. But we have lost a substantial number of days to weather also. If the weather turns our way we can be complete but we are really going to push it. We are preparing a very detailed schedule for your review. It will be to you very soon."

This bridge was rehabilitated using a new resurfacing technique called hydro-demolition. During the resurfacing process, the deteriorated concrete on the bridge deck was removed in part using high-pressure water, and the bridge was resurfaced using high-strength concrete. Hydro-demolition is more precise than traditional pavement removal with a jackhammer, and it reduces the potential for damage to the bridge. In addition, hydro-demolition is safer and faster than traditional demolition methods and minimizes the impact to traffic. In addition to hydro-demoli-

tion, the contract also included painting of structural steel and repairs to substructure concrete. The process is designed to protect the road surface and bridge structure from the elements. The bridge preservation project was estimated in December for completion in February of 2014 but that date was tentative due to the nature of the project and weather conditions. Traffic on the bridge over the Intracoastal Waterway was reduced from four to two lanes in October 2012 to allow crews to perform extensive repair work. Prior to the busy 2013 Memorial Day holiday weekend, the Town

of Carolina Beach expressed a concern the reduction of lanes would create a traffic nightmare during the busy tourism season. The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and the Contractor performing the work agreed to complete work on the two southbound lanes and return in the fall of 2013 to work on the two northbound lanes. Work continued on the structure beneath the bridge throughout the summer. The contractor to resumed work on the roadway in October of 2013. Wayne Currie - Resident Engineer with the North Carolina

Department of Transportation explained Monday March 24th, "The completion of the bridge is drawing near! However, work still continues on in the two northbound lanes. Much of the work remaining, on the deck, such as the completion of the joints between each span of the bridge is controlled by the rain and cool temperatures." He explained, "The painting contractor is working from the northbound lanes doing touch up work on the painting beneath the bridge. Once all the work is completed in the northbound lanes traffic will be switched back to the northbound lanes still

in a two way pattern to allow the painting contractor to finish the work beneath southbound lanes. Once this work can be completed the bridge can be restriped and opened back to four lanes." He explained, "My guess is that we are still a few weeks away from completion. With the weather like it is this week I do not anticipate a lot of work being completed this week." According to the progress report at the contract Amount is $4,636,210.28 with a cost overrun/underrun of 8.89% with actual progress listed as 89.85%.

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a total of 414 traffic and other criminal violations captured by check points and patrols. Those include seat belt violations, drug violations, speeding and offenses. In addition to DWI arrests, local and state law enforcement

officers issued 23,867 traffic and criminal citations statewide at 3,959 checking stations and patrols. They also issued 1,685 safety belt and 282 child passenger safety violations; 6,579 speeding violations; 170 work zone violations and 729 drug

charges. In addition, they apprehended 612 fugitives from justice and recovered 21 stolen vehicles. For more information regarding “Booze It & Lose It� activities and county totals visit

weapon. After the commands were ignored the target shot himself in the right temple. Emergency medical measures were initiated and the subject was transported to New Hanover Regional Medical Center."

Jesse Cayson, black male age 41, was the man who shot himself in the temple. Mr. Cayson would have been served with warrants with Conspiracy to Sell/ Deliver Schedule II Narcotics, Maintain a Vehicle/Dwelling for Sale/Use,

and Possess Drug Paraphernalia at a later date. Another suspect, Reno Jiggetts, surrendered to police at approximately 0400hrs and was charged with Conspiracy to sell/ deliver Schedule II Narcotics and Maintaining a Dwelling for

Use/Sale. The subject confessed and was taken to the New Hanover County Jail. Another suspect, Kelly Jjggetts, was arrested on scene for Conspiracy to sell/deliver Schedule Narcotics II Narcot-

ics, Maintaining a Dwelling for Use/Sale, Misdemeanor Child Abuse, Possess Marijuana, and Posses Drug Paraphernalia. She confessed and was taken to the New Hanover County Jail. The child was turned over to social services.

combined funds. The remaining will be depleted with the maintenance dredging scheduled in March. Following the USACE's March maintenance dredging, there will be no maintenance dredging funds for the last quarter of fiscal year 2014." Bedsole explained that maintenance dredging should be performed in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2014 to ensure continued proper inlet access. The USACE's inlet maintenance dredging is routinely a cycle of fourteen days with a potential daily removal of 3,000 cubic yards of sand. The USACE is requesting $206,900 for maintenance dredging in the AprilJune time frame. The costs would be split evenly between the County and the NC Division of Water Resources with each paying $103,450. He explained that on March 6, 2014, the Ports, Waterway and Beach Commission (PWBC) moved for each mu-

nicipality to request 4th quarter funding participation from their respective boards. Earlier this month the three beach towns of Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Wrightsville Beach approved funding their recommended portion of the Carolina Beach Inlet dredging. Carolina Beach approved $13,758.85. Wrightsville approved $2,275.90 and Kure Beach approved $2,275.90. The County anticipates the City of Wilmington will consider a vote on the request for their share of $6,827.70 at their April 2, meeting. If approved by the City of Wilmington, the total contributed by the County and municipalities will be $103,450.00. The North Carolina Division of Water Resources will match that amount to provide the $206,900 required by the Corp of Engineers. Bedsole said, "Depending on what the City [Wilmington]

does, we may be back with an additional request." County Commissioner Beth Dawson asked Bedsole about the future of state funding. He said he's confident state funding will be available in future years. Commissioner Thomas Wolfe said, "This is going to be an ongoing problem with dredging that inlet" and, "We have three inlets feeding our intracoastal waterway in New Hanover County. Masonboro Inlet, the big inlet at Wrightsville Beach, we've got the Carolina Beach Inlet and Masons Inlet. If this were to fill up, in my opinion it would have a serious ecological impact on the waterway. If you look at the stretch of 15 or 20 miles, from a tidal standpoint. The tide goes in and the tide goes out. Keeping those estuaries... with one more inlet it gives us an opportunity to shall we say regenerate the water that is in there. I don't

think people realize that one of the largest seafood industries that we have is crabbing. This is very instrumental in keeping those waters clean so they can reproduce. Then of course there is the economic benefit in keeping that inlet open for tourism, for fishermen, for pleasure. We know the federal government is going to be cutting back on those funds. The citizens need to be aware this is a county problem, Carolina Beach problem, Kure Beach, Wrightsville Beach, etc." Wolfe made a motion to approve of the funding. Commissioner Jonathan Barfield said, "As you know Layton the previous Board of Commissioners approved $160,000... a couple of years ago to help with inlet dredging of Carolina Beach. I know for me that is probably one of the most dangerous inlets in this region having gone out there before and almost lost my

life. Fortunately I'm still here and I know its important to those" such as charter boat captains that would have to travel farther to access the ocean incurring additional costs. Barfield said, "I know we will need to find a long term solution to this problem as we know the federal government is cutting back resources." Chairman Woody White said, "All citizens of this county and region are benefited from healthy inlets that are maintained regularly. Not just from an economic standpoint, but from a quality of life standpoint and the moment we start neglecting these inlets we are going to regret it. So whether its funding sources higher up the food chain cut off or not, we are not going to have a choice, nor should we have a choice, but to maintain and do the best we can for these very important assets in the community."

Phusion to stop promoting unsafe drinking of ‘alcopops’, AG Cooper says RALEIGH, N.C. : March 25th, 2014 - The maker of flavored alcoholic beverage Four Loko will no longer promote dangerous drinking habits, Attorney General Roy Cooper announced Tuesday. “These super-sized, fruit flavored alcoholic beverages encourage binge drinking among young people,� Cooper said. “Just one of these binge-in-a-can drinks can make

people quickly and dangerously drunk.� Cooper, with 19 other attorneys general, reached a settlement with Phusion Projects, LLC resolving allegations that the company marketed and sold beverages that violated consumer protection and trade practices statutes. As part of the settlement, Phusion will not manufacture caffeinated alcoholic drinks and will change how it

markets and promotes its malt beverages. The states allege that Phusion marketed its caffeinated malt beverage Four Loko to underage drinkers, promoted excessive consumption and misuse of alcohol, and failed to disclose the effects of drinking alcohol combined with caffeine. Cooper and other state attorneys general previously expressed concern about Four Loko, and in 2010, the Food

and Drug Administration sent a letter warning Phusion that caffeinated Four Loko was an unsafe product. Under the settlement announced today, Phusion will not: ‡ 3URPRWH ELQJH GULQNLQJ drinking while driving or underage drinking; ‡Promote mixing its flavored malt beverages with products containing caffeine;

‡ Sell, distribute or promote alcoholic products to people under age 21; ‡ Hire underage people, actors or models under the age of 25, or those who look younger than 21 to promote alcohol products; ‡ Promote flavored malt beverages on school or college property, other than at licensed retail stores ‡ Use names, initials, logos

or mascots of any school, college, university, student organization, sorority or fraternity in its promotions ‡Distribute, sell or promote merchandise items with the beverage’s brand name or logo to any person underage Phusion will also pay the states involved a total of $400,000 as part of the settlement, including $14,047.62 to North Carolina.

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SlapDash Publishing Announces the Release of their latest book titled: Britt's Donuts Forever Sweet

Pack 210 Arrow of Light Ceremony

18th Annual Pleasure Island Chowder Cook-Off April 12th Chowder Tastes Better than Azaleas

Carolina Beach, NC – The Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce will be holding the 18th Annual Pleasure Island Chowder Cook-Off on Saturday, April 12th, 2014 at the Carolina Beach Lake. The Chowder Cook Off is all about delicious food, good

Britt’s Donuts has beers a Carolina Beach institution for right at lb years Not many businesses can claim so long a history and still make their product in almost the exact same way it has been made since it was first pulled out of the cooker Owner, Bobby Nivens has kept the spirit and essence of Britt s Donuts alive by adhering to a set of golden rules His philosophy – Don’t fix it if it ant broke' per-

meates everything that is perfect about Butts Donuts His business has been at its current location since the early 1970s and on the Carolina Beach boardwalk since 1939. Britt's Donuts –Forever Sweet traces the humble origins and growth Of this most beloved family business. Behind the scenes donut making secrets are finally revealed' Never before published photos illustrate its See BRITT’S, page 9B

This past Tuesday Pack 210 held their Arrow of Light Ceremony at the Carolina Beach. During the dedication, Andy Fairbanks and Alex Paen were both recognized for their duties as outstanding den leaders. The evening included several ceremony traditions including a rope crossover and See SCOUTS, page 13B

If you plan on attending the upcoming Fashion Show, please purchase your tickets early. The number will be limited to around 100 and we don’t want anyone to miss out on this spring event. The annual show presents fashions for the new spring and summer seasons and is the major fundraiser for the Island of Lights organization. This Pleasure Island group See FASHION page 17B

Back to the Beach Classic Car Parade & Car Show March 28th for the Parade & Show 29th beginning at the Carolina Beach Food Lion. The parade will start at 6:30pm and end at the Fort Fisher Air Force Recreation Are in Kure Beach. On Saturday March 29th the

main event will take place. Starting at 9:00 a.m. and running until 4:00 p.m. (rain or shine) at the Fort Fisher Military Recreation Center the See Car Show, page 16B

American Legion Auxiliary will be holding its first Spring Craft Show on March 29th The American Legion Auxiliary will be holding its first Spring Craft Show on March 29, 2014, at the American Legion Post 129 pavilion building on Carolina

Beach. The address is 1500 Bridge Barrier Road in Carolina Beach (behind the Food Lion). Hours for the craft show will be 10 to 4. Come on out and get an

early start on your Easter, Mother's Day, or springtime shopping with a wide variety of items from local crafters/artisans. For directions or questions call 910-458-9155.

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

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

movies for the enjoyment of all of our residents and tourists alike. Our FREE Movie season runs from Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day See MOVIES page 9B

2014 Carolina Beach Street Arts Festival Interactive Fine Arts & Crafts Festival Call for Artists May 17 Spring is just around the corner and that means it’s time for festivals. This year’s Carolina Beach Street Arts Festival is scheduled for May 17th from 10am to 5pm on Cape Fear Blvd. in Carolina Beach. We are seeking fine art and fine craft

artists for vendor booths, and performing artists and culinary artists who will demonstrate their talents. The Carolina Beach Street Arts Festival is a celebration of the arts and one of the few “interactive” festivals in the region. In each of the three

music and family fun, so bring the kids along to this familyoriented event. Chefs from southeast North Carolina’s finest restaurants will prepare the region’s best seafood chowder recipes. Folks can sample a taste of Cape Fear during this See Chowder, page 16B

Donations sought for April 12 Island Women Yard Sale

Tickets for the Island of Lights Fashion Show available Now

The Sun Coast Cruisers are headed “Back to the Beach” for there Annual Car Show, CruiseIn and Parade. Festivities will kick-off this Friday, March 28th with a Classic Car Parade


themed areas – Visual Arts, Culinary Arts, and Performing Arts, there are ongoing demonstrations and hands-on activities for the whole family. The artists bring the public into their creative processes. See ARTS, page 19B

The annual Island Women Yard Sale will be held Saturday, April 12, from 6:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Bowman’s, 911 N. Lake Park Blvd. Donations for the sale may be taken to the Riparian storage facility, 202 Dow Road, from 9 a.m.-noon on March 8, 15, 22, 29 and April 5. Volunteers will accept clean linens, household

appliances, furniture, rugs, curtains, pillows, books, dishes, glassware, pots & pans, VCR tapes, DVDs, CDs, tools, garden equipment, etc. Clothing and electronics (e.g., TVs, phones, computers, speakers, monitors, etc.) will not be accepted. Proceeds from the Island Women Yard Sale are used for community projects.


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Wrapped in Hope – A Cancer Survivors Ball March 28th Women of Hope is pleased to announce the Inaugural Wrapped in Hope – A Cancer Survivors Ball on Friday, March 28, 2014 at the Terraces on Sir Tyler in Wilmington, NC at 6:30 pm. This coastal cocktail attire… dressy, but not formal event is for cancer survivors and guests who would love to enjoy

an evening of dinner and dancing. There will be door prizes for cancer survivors donated from the local community. Entertainment for the evening will be provided by DJ Joey Warren. A dinner buffet served by Giorgio’s Italian Restaurant. It is sure to be a wonderful See SURVIVOR, page 9B

American Sewing Guild's Fashionistas April 2014 meeting The American Sewing Guild’s Fashionistas meeting will be from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Monday, April 7, at Coastal Sewing & Applicance, 894 South Kerr Avenue. Members are encouraged to make a travel accessory to show. People who bought

zippers during a field trip last month are asked to use one in an interesting way or provide ideas on using zippers in a garment. For more information about the ASG’s Cape Fear chapter, go to or look us up on

P.I. Sea Turtle Volunteer Orientation Meeting April 8th If you are interested in learning more about Sea Turtles and their preservation, you are cordially invited to attend Pleasure Island Sea Turtle Project’s Annual Volunteer Orientation Meeting. The event will take place April 8th at 6:00pm in the Minnie

Evans Art Center located at 555 Halyburton Memorial Parkway in Wilmington. This is the perfect opportunity to see what its like getting involved with nest Sea Turtles by monitoring in Carolina and Kure Beaches. For information visit

Attention Pleasure Island Poets! We are now accepting poems for the first annual Pleasure Island Poetry Anthology Submission Deadline: April 20, 2014. Topic: Anything related to Pleasure Island - Beach Living, Nature, History, etc. Selected

poems will be compiled into an anthology that will be published for the Summer 2014 season. We would like to have anthologies available for purchase at local businesses for a fee of $5.00 to help cover the cost of See POEM, page 9B

2ND ANNUAL BENEFIT DOG WASH APRIL 27TH In Memory of Bobby Burrell Join in on the four-legged fun at Seaside Petsitting’s 2nd Annual Dog Wash. The event will be held Sunday, April 27th from 11am until 3pm at 1204 North Lake Park Boulevard in the parking lot of Wilkins and Wilkins General Contracting. The event is in Memory of Bobby Burrell and his love for

animals, 100% of the day’s proceeds will benefit sheltered friend and Cape fear parrot sanctuary. Admission is free but a $10 donation would be appreciated for your pup to get washed. There will also be food, raffles, vendors, silent auction, exotic parrot display, and MORE!

A Charity Benefit for Meals on Wheels coming up in June 14 Presenting American Music Award Winner and MultiPlatinum Artist RANDY JONES, AKA: Original Village People Cowboy. “He is one of the most beloved entertainers and pop icons from the Disco era. The Cowboy in the Village People has captured the public imagination for decades.” He has earned 65 Gold and

Platinum record certificates, toured worldwide, starred in the camp classic film, “Can’t Stop The Music”, made the cover of the Rolling Stone Magazine and in 2008, garnered a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. Randy Jones looks forward to this event each year being that he was born and raised in See MEALS, page 17B

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

brings something new and unique to the twenty-year history of this great Festival – DOUBLE HEADLINERS. That is right, International renowned artists will headline on Saturday and Sunday this year! First up is the legendary See SBJF, page 17B

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

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

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

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

Registration Now Open for Guitar/Music Summer Camp Guitar/Music Summer Camp is coming to the Kure Beach Community Center. This program is a great way to introduce your child to the exciting world of music. Students will learn basic guitar techniques and songs. As they progress, they will also be introduced to the bass guitar, keyboard, and drums. Guitar Camp is brought to Kure Beach by Terry Godwin with Revolver Music. Camp will be held on Wednesday mornings from 9 am until 10 am, starting on June 25, 2014. The program runs every Wednesday through August 13, 2013, excluding July 9th and

23rd, for a total of 6 classes. The cost to participate is $15 per class and the program is designed for students ages 7 and up. Registration is now open, contact Revolver Music at (910) 799-1999 or Terry will be hosting an “Open Practice” for 5 of his different girl bands at the Community Center on Sunday, March 30th. This practice session is open to the public from 2 pm until 5 pm. If you might be interested in signing your child up for the summer camp, this is the perfect opportunity to meet the instructor and see what some of his young students are up to.

Kure Beach Aikido to Offer Free Beginner Classes in April The Japanese martial art form Aikido is also known as the “Art of Peace.” The word can be translated as “the way of spirit and harmony,” providing those who practice a way to connect with the greater universe. If you have ever been intrigued by the practice of Aikido but hesitant to begin, wait no more. Kure Beach Aikido, in conjunction with the Cape Fear Aikido Association, is hosting a new member drive. They are offering 5 nights of

beginner classes with no experience or cost required. The location, dates and times of the beginner classes are as follows: Champion Mixed Martial Arts (145 S. College Road, Suite 109, Wilmington, NC 28403): • Monday, April 7th 6:308:30 PM • Friday, April 11th 6-8 PM • Saturday, April 12th 4-6 PM Kure Beach Community See AIKIDO, page 9B

Kure Beach has Commemorative Opportunities on the Boardwalk

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

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

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

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

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

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

P.I. Calendar of Events for 2014 • March 28-29 - Suncoast Cruiser “Back to the Beach” Car Show (910-707-0060) • April 5 - Island Of Lights Fashion Show (910-617-5945) April 6 - 4th Annual Holland Hustle (910-458-4313) • April 12 - 18th Annual Chowder Cook-Off (458-8434) • May 9 - 16th Annual Disabled Fishing Tournament (910-3687077) • May 17-18 - 21st Annual Seaside Soccer Classic (910-392-0306) • May 11 – Oct 4 - Carolina Beach Farmer’s Market every Saturday (910-431-8122) • May 14 - 2014 Carolina Beach Street Arts Festival. More info call 610-909-7643 • May 20 – Aug - Tuesday Family Night at Carolina Beach Boardwalk • May 20 – Aug - Wednesday Night Bingo at Carolina Beach Boardwalk • June – August - Weekly Movies at the Lake Every Sunday (910458-8434) • June – August - Weekly Fireworks on the Beach Every Thursday (910-458-8434) • June – August - Free Summer Concerts 2nd & 4th Fridays (910458-8434) • June – August - Weekly Boardwalk Music Every Thursday (910458-8434) • June 7 - 29th Annual Beach Music Festival (910-458-8434) • June 10 – Aug 26 - Kure Beach Open Air Market (910-4588216) • July 3 - Independence Day Fireworks (910-458-8434) • July 10-13 - East Coast Got Em‘ On Classic King Mackerel Tournament (910-470-1374) • August 23 - Miss P.I. Beauty Pageant (910-458-5962) • September 12 & 13 - Carolina Beach In-Shore Challenge (910352-0603) • Sept 13 - 2nd Annual Heart of Hope Run (910-228-5282) • Sept 20 - 2nd Annual Carolina Beach Dragon Boat Regatta and Festival 910-599-2979 • October 11 & 12 - 21st Annual Seafood, Blues and Jazz Festival (910-458-8434) • October 17-19 - 8th Annual Pleasure Island Surf Fishing Challenge (910-352-0603) • October 18 - 6th Annual Salty Paws Festival (910-458-3266) • October 25 - Annual Carolina Beach Firefighters Association BBQ (910-458-8434) • November 28 - Island of Lights Light Up Celebration at the Lake (910-458-5507) • Nov 28 thru Dec 20 - 6th Annual Christmas by the Sea (Carolina Beach Boardwalk) (910-470-8666) • December 5 - Island of Lights Christmas Parade (910-458-5507) • December 6 - Island of Lights Flotilla (910-458-0211) • December 12, 13 & 14 - Kure Beach Fantasy Christmas Show (910-279-0459) • December 13 - Island of Lights Tour of Homes (910-458-5506) • December 31 - Island of Lights New Year’s Eve Countdown held in Kure Beach For Chamber information please visit our website at or E-Mail us at

February 2014 Programs at N.C. Aquarium at Ft. Fisher BEHIND THE SCENES • AQUARIST APPRENTICE - Saturdays, March 29 at 2 p.m. and Saturday, April 26 at 2 p.m. - Check out a dirty job you’re sure to love. Join staff on a behind-the-scenes tour and learn about Aquarium animals, what they eat, how they live, and how to care for them. Then, assist aquarists with food preparation and help feed the animals. Participants also observe aquarists during daily care and maintenance tasks. This limited opportunity is only open to 10 participants. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes and be prepared to smell fishy. For ages 10 and older. Ages 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $25 for ages 13

and older, $23 for ages 10-12. Aquarium admission included. P R E - R E G I S T R AT I O N REQUIRED. • BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR - Saturdays, March 29 at 11:15 a.m. Sundays, March 30 at 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m., and Sundays, April 6, 13, 20, 27 at 11:15 a.m., Sundays, April 13, 27 at 1:15 p.m., Saturday, April 26 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 See Aquarium, page 17B

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

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

are a good option for day care centers, year-round schools, home-school groups and summer camps that are looking for fun and exciting programming opportunities. See MUSEUM, page 17B

UP COMING MEETINGS Monday April 21, 2014: Membership Meeting. 7:309:00 pm Civil War historian, Chris Fonvielle, will talk about his new book: Faces Of Fort Fisher:1861-1864. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing by Chris. Monday May 19, 2014: Membership Meeting. 7:30-

900 pm. Daniel Norris, publisher and author, will talk about his new book on the iconic Boardwalk establishment, Britt’s. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing by Daniel. Monday June 17, 2014: Potluck Picnic. 6:30 – 8:30 pm See MEETING, page 9B

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Katie B. Hines Senior Center to hold their Traditional English High Tea on March 29th The Katie B. Hines Senior Center will welcome spring with one of the year's most anticipated events, their traditional English High Tea on March 29, 2014. Come enjoy delicious tea sandwiches, scones, sweets, with various teas to please everyone's palate. So, break out your finest spring frocks and bonnets! There will be plenty of door prizes, and prizes awarded for the prettiest and funniest hats. Doors open at 3:00. Tickets are available at Katie B. Hines Senior Center and are $8.00 advance sale and $10.00 at the door. Our new acrylic paint class, on Wednesdays at 10:00, is going great. Grab a canvas and your acrylic paints and come on over. The oil painting group continues to meet on Monday and Thursday at 11:00. Exercise classes continue on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday at 9:00. On Mondays and Thursdays, we continue with the Stronger

Senior Exercise Program and on Wednesdays we focus on Senior Yoga. Line dance classes continue on Mondays. Join us at 3:00 for review and beginner dances and at 4:00 to learn a new dance and new people are always welcome. Knitting and crocheting group meets on Tuesdays at 1:00. If you want to learn or need help we enjoy having new faces. If you are a card player, we offer Bridge on Tuesdays at 1:00, or join the Monday or Saturday evening card groups for cards and socialization. We are always looking for new ideas for classes. If you have a skill, and would like to donate your time to teach others, whether for a long term class or a one -time only class, give us a call. We look forward to meeting you whether you live here on Pleasure Island or are just visiting for the winter. We warmly welcome everyone.

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

KURE MEMORIAL LUTHERAN CHURCH “Come” he replied, “and you will see.” So they went and saw where he was staying, and they spent that day with him. John 1:39. KURE BEACH - “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” Matthew 11:28-29. Sunday Schedule 9:00 Sunday School 10:00 Worship 11:00 Fellowship Time 4:30 Youth Group Midweek Lenten Service: Worship and Soup Supper Wednesdays: March 12, 19

and 26; April 2 and 9 6:00 in the Fellowship Hall – off North Fourth Street Faith on Tap: Monday, March 17, 7:00 p.m. at Hang Ten Grill. It’s a young(er) adult ministry gathering. Come check it out! Join us for a beverage, a bite to eat, some discussion of what’s going on in the world and in our lives today, and to wrestle with how the Bible guides us through it. Surfin’ on God’s Grace, Pastor: Dan Keck 910-458-5266 Website:

Kure Memorial Lutheran Preschool is NOW Enrolling As spring approaches, we remember the words of Martin Luther: “Our Lord has written the promise of resurrection, not in books alone, but in every leaf in springtime.” Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me. Psalm 51:10. Sunday Schedule 9:00 Sunday School 10:00 Worship

11:00 Fellowship Time 4:30 Youth Group Midweek Lenten Service: Worship and Soup Supper Wednesdays: March 19 and 26; April 2 and 9 6:00 in the Fellowship Hall – off North Fourth Street Surfin’ on God’s Grace, Pastor: Dan Keck 910-458-5266 Website:


Will Your Social Security Check Be in the Mail Come 2015? Economist Says Trust Fund for Boomers Has Disappeared For many baby boomers, it’s comforting to believe that part of the 12.4 percent Social Security payroll tax they (or they and their employer) have been paying is going into a $2.7 trillion Social Security Trust Fund designed specifically to ensure the tidal wave of boomers now retiring will be assured their benefits. For those already on Social Security, the taxes they pay on a portion of their benefits has also been earmarked for the fund since 1983. Economist and former professor Allen W. Smith, however, says there is no trust fund – and a number of elected officials, including former President George W. Bush, have acknowledged that. “To make a long story very short, we are supposed to have $2.7 trillion in Social Security surplus, all earmarked for the baby boomers’ retirement, due to money generated by amendments approved in 1983,” says Smith, who has researched the topic for 15 years and is author

of several books, including “The Looting of Social Security” and “Ronald Reagan and the Great Social Security Heist,” ( “But there’s no money in the fund.” Where did it go? Four administrations, from Reagan to George W. Bush, spent it on myriad non-Social Security efforts. “Obama didn’t have a chance to use it – it was gone,” Smith says. The 1983 amendments approved under Reagan generated revenue by accelerating Social Security payroll tax increases, allowing a portion of benefits to be taxed, and delaying cost-of-living adjustments from June to December. According to the Social Security Administration website: “The surpluses are invested in (and the trust fund holds) special-issue Treasury bonds.” But what’s actually sitting in the Trust Fund is non-marketable government IOUs – worthless, Smith says. See SECUTRITY page 19B

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

First Baptist Church of Carolina Beach Yard Sale First Baptist Church of Carolina Beach will hold a Yard Sale March 29th from 7 am until 12 noon. Reserve Your Spot Now. First Baptist Church of Carolina Beach 409 North Lake Park Blvd. Call the church office at 910-458-5134 and reserve your spot for only $15.00. All monies raised will support the College age Young Adult’s Class at First Baptist

Church of Carolina Beach. Their goal is to take a mission trip this summer! It’s time to clean out your closets and make some extra money!!! Yes, you keep what you sell and support a good cause at the same time! We have the best spot on the island to set-up and sell your things! We will set-up on the Gazebo side of the church facing Lake Park Blvd!


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SURFING NEWS Tony Silvagni wins the Logger Pro Cape Fear Surf Tony Silvagni competed in the Logger Pro on March 22nd at the Carolina Beach Pier in small knee to occasional thigh high sets. The event was put on by the UNCW Surf Team to raise money to help contribute towards the NSSA Easterns and NSSA Collegiate Championships. The event was put on by many volunteers, ESA, Alek Rockwise and Peter Fritzler. There were special divisions of a surf shop team challenge for bragging rights, open pro shortboards, women's pro shortboard, women pro longboard, and open Logger Pro Single Fin division. Tony Silvagni took the win on his brand new Stewart single fin shaped by Bill Stewart. Tony stated, "It feels great to win on your home break in front of your girlfriend, family, and friends. There were many people from my surf school who

(Pictured Above): 6-8 Age Runner’s Up Lazy Pirate.

I've taught at the event rooting me on and it feels amazing to have everyones support." April 18th-20th, Tony competes in Cocoa Beach, Florida for a Pro Longboard division in

the Easter Surf Fest. Following the Easter Fest, Tony will be competing in the Wrightsville Beach Longboard Association to defend his title in the Pro Longboard division. Memorial

Weekend he will be competing in the Steele Pier Longboard Classic. Thank you to his on going sponsorships: Hot Wax Surf Shop, Kulcha Shok Muzik, and Stewart Surfboards.

Eagles Varsity Baseball 6-2 Overall and 3-1 in Conference Play after going 4-1 on the Week • 3/21 – Ashley 4 Hoggard 1 – On Friday night, the Ashley baseball team headed over to Hoggard for a key conference game against the undefeated Vikings. Ashley came away from the game with a 4-1 victory. Cully Crott dominated the Vikes on the mound, pitching all seven innings, allowing only 3 hits and 1 run while striking out 9. Shane Shepard kickstarted the Eagle offense by blasting

a 3-1 pitch over the right field fence for a solo homerun in the third inning. In the fifth, Shepard walked, and then scored on a Dakota Perryman double. Parker Rackley then scored on an RBI single by Cully. Ashley tacked on some insurance in the top of the 7th as Alex Highsmith reached on a 2 out single, and then scored on a single by William Noxon. William ended up

2-3 with a double and an RBI, Cully was 2-4 with an RBI, and Dakota was 1-4 with an RBI. The win puts Ashley's record at 5-1 overall, 3-1 in the conference. • 3/22 – Game 1 Ashley 5 Lumberton 1 – Game 2 Ashley 3 Lumberton 4 – The Eagles traveled to Lumberton High School on Saturday for a double-header, coming out on top 5-1 in game 1 and losing in

the seventh inning of game 2 by a score of 4-3. D.C. Russ started the game on the mound for Ashley, allowing 0 runs. Jesse Goyne picked up the win in relief. Kameron Johnson finished the game on the mound. Dakota Perryman was 1-4 with 2 RBIs, and William Noxon was 1-3 with an RBI. In game 2, William started on the bump, throwing 4 solid See BASEBALL, page 9B

Eagles Rally to Defeat New Hanover 10-7 in Boy's Varsity Lacrosse • 3/18 - Ashley 10 New Hanover 7 - Backed by another strong defensive effort including 16 saves by goalie Zac Tilley, the Boys Varsity Lacrosse Team defeated New Hanover last night 10 - 7 in a hard fought game. The Eagles'

offense was ineffective in the first quarter, and the team started the game down 2 - 0. Fortunately they were able to turn it around in the second period and Ashley led 6 - 3 at the half. The rest of the game see-sawed back and forth.

Austin Henderson made a key interception as the Wildcats were pressing in the fourth quarter and smart offensive possessions in the end of that quarter put the game out of reach. 6 Eagles contributed goals. Owen Finnegan led all

scorers with 5 points (1G;4A) followed by Colton Blackman with 4 points (3G;1A). Mike Colella contributed 1 goal and 1 assist, but also vacuumed up 8 ground balls.

Boy’s & Girl’s Track Teams improve to 15-0 on the Season after defeating New Hanover, Topsail, and West Brunswick last Thursday The boys and girls team completed another sweep in their track meet last week.There are several top performances worth mentioning. In the Girls Shot Put Morgan Targetta was our top finisher in 2nd with a mark of 26'5.5" and finished 4th in the discus with a mark of 72'10.5". Alex Banoczi finished first in the Shot with a throw of 46'2.5" and Russell Corbett placed 3rd at 43'2.5". In the Discus Alex Banoczi Shattered the school record with a mark of 153'6" and John Suggs was 4th at 120'3". In the Pole Vault Heather Keck was 1st place with a jump of 7'. IN the boys pole Vault Bruce Kopka was 1st with a jump of 12', Daniel Suggs was 3rd at 10'6", and Diego Abraham was 5th with a 9'6". Tyree Gaithwright placed


1st in the High Jump with a personal best of 5'10". In the relays the Girls 4 X 800m placed 1st at 11:18. The boys placed 2nd with a time of 9:15. The girls 4 X 200m relay just missed the school record placing first with a time of 1:50.72. The boys were 1st with a 1:36.7. The boys 4 X 100m relay was 1st with a time of 46.13. The girls 4X400m relay was 2nd with a time of 4:52 and the Boys also placed 2nd with a time of 3:44. In the 100m Girls race Jamie Stacey was 1st with a time of 12.54, Destiny Godfrey was 3rd at 13.34, and Raven Davis was 4th at 13.76.In the Girls 200m Jamie Stacey was first with a time of 25.9, Destiny Godfrey was 2nd with a time of 27.03, Rhaven Davis was 4th at 28.9, and Sandra Peters was 5th

at 29.2.In the boys race Zan Richardson was 1st at 22.4, Damien Batts was 2nd at 23.3, Tyree Gaithwright was 4th at 23.86, and Ebrima Darboe was 5th at 23.94. in the 400m race for Girls Jamie Stacey was 1st at 1:02.88, Destiny Godfrey was 2nd at 1:05.24, Rhaven Davis was 3rd at 1:07.6, and Alyssa Yaw finished 1:09.6. Rylee Smith was first in the 400 for boys with a finish of 53.54.Sandra Peters was 3rd in the 300m hurdles with a time of 57.08 and Rachel Luscher was 4th at 58.95. Damien Batts was the Lone Eagle for the boys in the 300 with a time of 44.86. In the 100m Hurdles Rachel Luscher was 3rd with a time of 19.43 and Gina Bonini was 4th at 20.41. Zack Smith was 4th with a time of 18.6 in the high Hurdles.

In the 800m Sydney Westra lead from start to finish with a time of 2:45 and Sara Silika was 4th at 2:54.It was an Ashley Sweep in the boys 800 with Joe Harty, Rylee Smith, Stephen Wilson, David Fletchner, and Vaughn Rizzo. In the 1600m girls race Sara Silika was 2nd with a time of 6:01, Julia Boudraeu was 3rd at 6:06, and Sydney Westra was 4th at 6:16. Daniel Lancaster was 2nd in the boys mile at 4:36, Stephen Wilson was 3rd at 4:40, and Joe Harty finished 4th at 4:41. Julia Boudeau was 1st in the 3200 at 12:41 and Sara Silika finished 3rd at 13:41. Daniel Lancaster was 1st in the boys 3200m at 10:54, Stephen Wilson was 2nd at 11:13, Chris Avery was 4th at 11:16 and Will Mayo was 5th at 11:25.

(Pictured Above): 9-11 Age Runner’s Nikki’s Gourmet Sushi.

(Pictured Above): 12-14 Age Runner’s Superior Medical.

(Pictured Above): 15-17 Age Runner’s Hamm Hearing Aids.

RUNNING NEWS Coastal NC Run/Walk for Autism to be held March 29th Join the Autism Society of North Carolina and GHA Autism Supports for the 4th Annual Coastal Run/Walk for Autism on Saturday, March 29 at 8AM. This event will be held at the Mayfaire Shopping Center next to TrySports in the TrySports Events Field This Run/Walk will feature a timed and certified 5K route

using bib chips along with a one mile run/walk and the always popular kid's dash. Whether you are an avid runner or a dedicated supporter of autism awareness, join us for a day of celebration! You can register as an individual or even start your own team. Proceeds from this event benefit the programs and services supSee AUTISM, page 17B

Step Up For Soldiers to hold its spring 5K Combat Mud Run on Saturday, April 19th at 8:00am Step Up For Soldiers will conduct its spring 5K Combat Mud Run on Saturday, April 19th at 8:00am. The event will be held at the National Guard Armory located at 2412 Infantry Road in Wilmington. The course features over 35 new and improved obstacles including Monkey Bars over the first crawl pit. These new additions combined with many other improvements make this one of the top mud runs in the country. Check

the Step Up For Soldiers website for more details and to get registered. You can also connect with them on Facebook and Twitter. Step up for Soldiers is a nonprofit 501-(c) (3) organization, dedicated to members of the Armed Forces of the United States of America. All monetary donations that you make to support our organization are tax deductible. This year’s profits See MUD RUN, page 17B

Gazette, March 26th, 2014


2014 Spring Pleasure Island Soccer Association Reviewing the 1st 3 Weeks of the Season

(Pictured Above): In the Girl’s U9 Division Chick-Fil-A defeated Kate’s Pancake House Week 3 5-1.

(Pictured Above & Below): Undefeated Signal was able to defeat Pleasure Island Rentals to take their 3rd win of the season.

PISA WEEK 1-3 RECAP GIRLS • U7 Girls – Big Apple Baker was able to stay undefeated in 3 weeks after defeating Island Montessori School 3-1, Island Tackle 7-0 and State Farm Thomas Murphy 11-1. They have outscored their opponents 21-2. Island Montessori School dropped their 1st game 3-1 to Big Apple, but came back with a 8-1 win over State Farm Thomas Murphy and tied Beach PC’s 11 bringing their record to 1-1-1. Beach PC’s is also undefeated with 2 ties against Island Tackle 3-3 and Island Montessori See PIYBL, page 19&20B


Gazette, March 26th, 2014

CAPT MIKE HARRISON Lucy’s Choice Bay Charters

March 23, 2014 I was reading a magazine story the other day in which the husband was heading out to go fishing and the wife asked, “When will you be back?” I tell you an alarm went off in my head and I totally lost interest in the remainder of that story! “When will you be back?” sounds simple enough, but there’s more to it than that. Let me give you some unsolicited pointers regarding the answer(s) to that question. You must avoid at all cost, giving an actual time of day! I’ll assume you are interested in, and enjoy fishing, since you are reading this. Then I can logically conclude that you KNOW how hard it is to “quit fishing”. Right? There can’t be many things more difficult than “quitting fishing”. I guess it’s sometimes a bit easier, like when a violent

storm rolls in, or you run out of bait or beer, or there’s a hole in your boat. But most times whether the fish are biting or not, you don’t want to quit. Let’s get back to answering her question: Try to give a very general, relative answer, while being as vague as you can. And never use the word “before”, as in “I’ll be back before dinner, or before the wedding”. That’ll land you in trouble every time. If possible, use “after”, as in “I’ll be back after lunch, or after the kids get home. My personal favorite is “after while”. Now don’t jump straight to “whenever” if you and your sweetie haven’t been together very long. Developing this level of communication with your spouse takes time. Lucy and I have been married 41 years and I still don’t give the right answer every time. But we’re working on it. Heck, sometimes now she won’t even ask. Wishing you the best, Capt. Mike Harrison

(Pictured Above): Angie from Statesville caught this well decorated Red while fishing with Jeff Wolfe.

(Pictured Above): Lucy caught this Striped Bass near Wilmington aboard Lucy's Choice.

Hatchery-Supported Trout Waters Open April 5

(Pictured Above): The Wildlife Commission will open 1,000 miles of hatchery-supported trout waters in 25 western counties on April 5. The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission will open approximately 1,000 miles of hatcherysupported trout waters in 25 western counties at 7 a.m. on April 5. The season will run through Feb. 28, 2015. While fishing on hatchery-supported trout waters, anglers can harvest a maximum of seven trout per day, with no minimum size limits or bait restrictions. Streams and rivers in the Wildlife Commission’s Hatchery-Supported Trout Waters Program are marked by green-and-white signs. Commission staff stocks these waters from March until August every year, depending on the individual stream. A list of numbers and species stocked by month and county can be found

on the Commission’s website. Many of these waters are stocked monthly, although some heavily fished waters are stocked more frequently. Commission personnel will stock nearly 907,000 trout, with 96 percent of the stocked fish averaging 10 inches in length and the other fish exceeding 14 inches. Stocked trout are produced primarily in two mountain region fish hatcheries operated by the Commission and are distributed along hatchery-supported streams where public access for fishing is available. While hatchery-supported trout waters are open to public fishing, many of those miles are privately owned. “Opportunities to fish on many of these hatchery-support-

ed trout streams are only available through the supportand generosity of landowners,” said David Deaton, fish production supervisor for the Wildlife Commission. “It’s important for anglers to respect the property that they’re fishing on and remember that landowners can take away access if they feel their property is being misused.” Deaton said that anglers can help prevent the loss of public access to fishing by: • Respecting private property and landowners at all times; • Removing all trash and litter from fishing and parking areas; • Parking only in designated areas and leaving driveways See TROUT, page 17B

New Program for Military offered at Pechmann Fishing Center The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, working with the Fayetteville chapter of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, is offering a new monthly program to wounded, active-duty military personnel and disabled veterans at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center in Cumberland County. The Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing program will be held on every third Thursday

of the month. The free program will be dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of military personnel and veterans with disabilities through the therapeutic benefits of fly fishing. Program activities include: • skill development; • opportunities for socialization with experienced fly-fishermen; • Fly casting, fly fishing, rod

building and other fishing-related activities; and, • opportunities to participate in guided fly-fishing outings. The topic of the March 20 program, scheduled from 6:30 to 9 p.m., will be “Discovering Fly Fishing through Digital Resources.” This program will guide participants through various fly-fishing resources availSee MILITARY, page 16B

Step Up For Soldiers 9th Annual Children's Fishing Tournament May 17th at Kure Beach Pier Step Up For Soldiers will hold it's 9th annual children's fishing tournament on Saturday, May 17, 2014, Armed Forces Day, at the Kure Beach Fishing Pier in Kure Beach, North Carolina. The

tournament will start at 7:00 and run until about noon. As in past years everything is free. Fishing equipment, bait, breakfast, lunch, snacks, prizes and gifts are all provided by Step Up and their sponsors. This

tournament is open to children of active duty, reserves, and veterans of all five branches of the military. Registration can be accomplished by going to the Step Up See STEP UP, page 16B

Gazette, March 26th, 2014

Twenty Eight NHCS Middle School Band Students Selected for Eastern District Honor Band Middle school band students from New Hanover County Schools (NHCS) traveled to Greenville to audition for the North Carolina Band Association (NCBA) Eastern District Honor Band on Saturday, January 11, 2014. For the auditions, the students were required to learn numerous scales, the chromatic scale for their instrument, and a full solo selected by the state of North


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Carolina. Each student was then asked to perform for a set of judges for ranking against their peers in order to determine who would qualify for the Honor Band. Six NHCS middle schools’ bands had members selected, with a total of 28 students overall. Students from 30 counties competed for a spot in one of two Eastern District Honor Bands. See BAND, page 9B

(Pictured Above): Congratulations to Caleb and Emma! Both students won a $25 Target gift card.

Ashley Chorus Calendar On April 25, 2014, the Ashley Chorus will present a Cabaret Dinner Theater in the Ashley High School Cafeteria at 7:00PM. Admission is $7.00. On May 18, 2014, the Ashley Chorus will sing at Plantation Village at 3:00pm. On May 24, 2014, the Ashley

Ensemble will present a Barbershop Show in the Minnie Evans Performing Arts Theater at 7:00pm. On May 29, 2014, the Ashley Chorus presents its Spring Concert at the Minnie Evans Performing Arts Theater at 7:30pm.

Murray Middle School Band and Orchestra Play at CBES

Last week Carolina beach Elementary Schools’ fourth and fifth grade students listened to the Murray Middle School band and orchestra. Students were given the opportunity to

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

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

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

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

look at the instruments and try some of them out. Special thanks to Band Director, Mr. Tyson and Orchestra teacher, Mrs. Black for bringing over their students.

4th Annual Holland Hustle to be held Sunday, April 6th

Organizers of the Annual Holland Hustle ask you mark your calendars for Sunday, April 6th’s event. The race will include a 5K run/walk event and 1.2 mile fun run with race proceeds benefiting Carolina Beach Elementary School Music, Technology and Physical Education programs

in memory of CBES teachers Vickie Holland and Paula Holland. Together, the two dedicated sixty years to the school. In addition, a portion will go to help the Physical Education department. For more updates on the Holland Hustle keep your eyes peeled to the Gazette!


Gazette, March 26th, 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

Lunch Flow Yoga Grab a quick bite of “Food for the Soul” at the Lunch Flow Class with Tamara Cairns! Strengthen, energize and align in this Slow Flow Yoga Class specifically designed for increasing flexibility and balance for both the body and

mind. Classes are every Friday from 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Join Sarah Herzog for our new Youth Class Lil’ Cooks Kitchen Join Sarah Herzog for our new Youth Cooking Class! This class is designed for all children ages 6 and up. The Mission of Lil' Cook's Kitchen is to expand a child's idea of food by emphasizing the benefits and joys of cooking fresh, colorful and nutritious vegetables, grains and proteins. At Lil' Cook's, we use the

kitchen as a creative art studio to teach children how to nourish their bodies from the inside out. Let your child become a kitchen artist and explore the never-ending realm of possibilities in the kitchen. This program offers opportunities for kids ages 6 and up to explore new foods and ingreSee COOKS, page 17B

Boardwalk Beach Pilates Instructor Sophina White is taking class outdoors! Starting on Saturday, March 22nd, venture outside for Boardwalk Beach Pilates at the Carolina Beach Oceanfront Stage. Classes are every Saturday from 7:00 - 8:00 am. Cost is just $8.00 per participant with

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

Stretching Class Join Sophina White for our new Stretching Class! Starting in March, come stretch all your worn-out muscles. This is also a great class to work on your muscle flexibility! Classes are every Sunday from 3:00 - 4:00 pm. Cost is just $8.00 per par-

ticipant. All participants are required to have a Carolina Beach Recreation Center membership or pay the daily guest fee plus the rate of the class. For additional information, please call the Recreation Center at 458-2977.

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

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

Power Yoga with Beth Cline Starting in January, join Beth as we offer our Sunday Power Yoga Class! This class is a flow combining breath with movement. Focus will be on core, strength building postures with isometric holds and dynamic flows. Class will meet every

Sunday from 1:30 – 2:30 pm. Cost is only $8.00 per participant. All participants must be Recreation Center members or pay the daily guest fee plus the rate of the class. For additional information, please contact the Recreation Center at 458-2977.

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

March 12th, 19th and 26th from 6:00 – 7:00 pm. Cost is only $5.00 per participant. All participants must be Recreation Center members or pay the daily guest fee plus the rate of the class. For more information, please contact the Recreation Center at (910) 458-2977.

Introduction to Meditation Instructor Ralph Miller will teach an Introduction to Meditation Class. This class provides an overview to meditation and gives pointers for standing, seated and lying down postures. Class will be on Wednesday, March 19th from

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

MEETING from page 2B Summer Potluck/Picnic. The perfect time to bring friends and prospective members. ALSO UPCOMING! Saturday, March 22, 2014 Walking Tour

of “The Sugar Loaf Line of Defense” with Dr. Chris Fonvielle 2pm-4pm. $5.00 donation requested. Limit of 25 participants. Meet at the Federal Point History Center.

1121-A N Lake Park Blvd. Carolina Beach, North Carolina. Call 910-458-0502 to reserve your place. ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE GENER-

AL PUBLIC. They are held at the Federal Point History Center, 1121-A North Lake Park Blvd. (Just south of the Carolina Beach

MOVIES from page 1B weekend for a total of 15 selections for your enjoyment. We kick off the season with Disney’s FROZEN (PG-2013) on May 25th, followed by TOM & JERRY’s ROBIN HOOD and his MERRY MOUSE (PG-2012) on June 1st. The true-life adventure BIG MIRACLE (2012-PG) will be on June 8th followed on June 15th by the ever-popular DESPICABLE ME 2 (PG2013). On June 22nd, we are very proud to present the highly acclaimed Disney’s SAV-

ING MR. BANKS (PG13 – 2013) exploring the making of Mary Poppins! On June 29th, we will present MONSTERS UNIVERSITY (PG 2012) followed by our Independence Day weekend selection with this years’ NUT JOB (PG 2014). Halfway through our summer season on July 13th, we present the greatest Turkey Movie of all time – FREE BIRDS (PG 2013) followed by Disney’s SUPER BUDDIES (G 2013) on July 20th. For our tenth selection of the season, we offer the environmental

sensitive HOOT (PG 2006) on July 27th followed by this years’ popular THE LEGO MOVIE (PG 2014) on August 3rd. For all of our turtle lovers, we offer up A TURTLE TALE’S 2: SAMMY’S ESCAPE FROM PARADISE (PG 2012) on August 10th followed by TAD THE LOST EXPLORER (PG 2012) on August 17th. This year’s Classic Night on August 24th will feature the 1961 Best Picture Acadamy Award winner WEST SIDE STORY. We closeout the season on Labor

Day Weekend (August 31st) with Disney’s soon-to-be classic PLANES (PG 2013). We are happy to offer popcorn, candy, soft drinks, cotton candy, and more for sale at the movies - and all for a reasonable price! You're welcome to bring your own food and beverages as well. Directions: Once you cross Snow's Cut Bridge the Carolina Beach Lake is approximately 1 1/4 miles on your right Movies start at dusk (around 8:45). Movies are subject to change and are weather permitting.

POEM from page 2B publishing and distribution. All proceeds will go toward the promotion, printing, and distribution of the Anthology. eFormats (such as a Kindle version) will also be explored and made available if possible. Our primary goal is to celebrate the creativity of poets on Pleasure Island. All entries for the first edition will be limited to residents or part-time residents of the Island. A panel of volunteers will make the final decision on which poems will be included based on availability of space – we will try to be as inclusive as possible. Please understand that this is a volunteer effort and that we will be learning as we go on how to best celebrate poetry on Pleasure Island. ALL OF THE

FOLLOWING INFORMATION MUST BE INCLUDED ON A COVER PAGE or EMAIL WITH YOUR SUBMISSION. Please type it and proofread it. It is very important that the information you provide us is correct. If, for any reason, you think that your email address may change in the coming months, please provide us with an alternate email so that you will be sure to receive any GOOD NEWS that we may be sending you! Your FULL NAME, Your PRIMARY EMAIL ADDRESS, Your STATE & COUNTRY LIST TITLES of the poems you are submitting (up to 2): Title 1, Title 2. PROVIDE PERMISSION FOR PLEASURE ISLAND POETRY ANTHOLOGY TO PUB-

LISH YOUR WORK IN OUR 2014 POETRY ANTHOLOGY should it be selected: I hereby give Pleasure Island Poetry Anthology permission to publish the poems I have submitted (titles listed above) should they be selected as part of the 2014 Pleasure Island Poetry Anthology. I understand that the 2014 Pleasure Island Poetry Anthology may be copyrighted in the United States by Pleasure Island Poetry Anthology as a COLLECTION OF SELECTED POETRY, and that I will retain all individual rights to my works outside of that collection. PRINT YOUR FULL NAME, SIGN YOUR FULL NAME, DATE. OPTIONAL: Your WEBSITE URL may also be included if you have one. Your website information will be

published if you provide it—so please include it if you would like that information available to readers. STAPLE your completed cover page and poems together if you are submitting via mail. Your cover page should be on top, followed by your poems. Put everything in ONE envelope, attach appropriate postage, and MAIL TO: Pleasure Island Poetry Anthology 920 Riptide Lane Carolina Beach, NC 28428. Email submissions to: Please note that by submitting your poems to us, you are giving Pleasure Island Poetry Anthology permission to publish your original poetry in our 2014 Poetry Anthology should it be chosen as a selected poem.

SURVIVOR from page 2B evening for all who attend. Event sponsors for the evening Terraces on Sir Tyler, Giorgio’s Italian Restaurant, A Beautiful Event by Wendy Wright, Pepsi and White Ink Creative Designs. For more information and to purchase your tickets, please visit Women of Hope, is a 501(c)(3)

charitable organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for the female cancer patient, survivor and their families. They provide support programs and services to female cancer patients, caregivers and their families. Additionally, personal services, educational opportunities, and financial assistance are offered.

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

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

BRITT’S from page 1B history and interviews with current and past employees showcase the enduring impact that Britt s Donuts has had on peoples lives. “You will never forget the first time you eat a hot, delicious Britt’s donut. The taste lingers on your tongue and in your mind and will likely become a memory that is. Forever Sweet.” There will be an author book signing at Britt’s for during their 2014 Season Opening this from March 28th at 5:00pm. You can find copies at Island Bookshop, Island Tackle and in Wilmington at Two Sisters Bookery, Dragonflies and Barnes & Noble. SlapDash Publishing, LLC, is a small but prolific publisher of graphically rich books and other media and is located in beautiful Carolina Beach, North

Carolina. Our focus is to preserve, promote and popularize local history and culture in a graphically pleasing way that is both enduring and tastefully executed We currently design and publish books for Dr Chris Fonvielle under our NC Starburst Press imprint More book projects are underway and we are always receptive to new authors seeking the services of a hands-on publisher We believe we have a unique capacity to present imagery and information in a tangible and effective way. Our services include publishing, photography and graphic design. We take pride in developing mutually beneficial partnerships with our clients. Please visit our website for a list of distributors and view some of our more recent work at

Gazette, March 26th, 2014 9B Cully Crott was 1-3 with an BASEBALL from page 4B innings, leaving the game with RBI. a 3-1 lead. Ashley's overall record is Lumberton battled back, now 6-2. Ashley travels to scoring 2 in the 6th inning, Pender on Wednesday for a before winning the game in the non-conference game with the 7th on a bases-loaded walk. Patriots, starting at 6 PM. AIKIDO from page 2B Center (118 N. 3rd Avenue, Kure Beach, NC 28449): • Tuesday, April 8th 6-7 PM (children), 7-9 PM (adults) • Thursday, April 10th 6-7 PM (children), 7-9 PM (adults) You are welcome to attend any or all of the above classes. If you would then like to join the regular ongoing class, Kure Beach Aikido and Cape Fear Aikido Association are offering a special introductory rate for

your first month. All teaching staff with these organizations are certified Aikikai Instructors from Hombu Dojo in Tokyo, Japan and members of the Aikido World Alliance. If you have any questions or would like to sign up, contact Chief Instructor Richard Price at (919) 465-0403 or For general club news and INFO, please visit the Cape Fear Aikido Associate website at

BAND from page 7B The selected students will travel to East Carolina University (ECU) in Greenville on January 31st to rehearse with other members of the AllDistrict Band. They will spend two intense days rehearsing and will perform a concert on Saturday, February 1, 2014, in the Wright Auditorium on the ECU campus at 3:30 p.m. The concert is free and open to the public. Selected band members: Holly Shelter Middle School Lauren Turner, Allison Cummings, William Tyndall, Leroy Pridgen; Murray Middle

School - Carson Dunham, Aiden SmithMartin, Joseph Miller, Andy Risley, Gregory Kraft, David Bowles, Riley Gibson; Myrtle Grove Middle School - Brynn Jewell, Kevin Schicklein, Darren Janz, Caleb Price, Chester Tyson; RolandGrise Middle School - Emily Astraik, Morgan Lennon, Riley Hook, Mark Haskins, Dylan Whaley and Colby Styers; Trask Middle School - Haley Welch and Connor Bost; Williston Middle School - Mia Clarke, Shannon Bowerman, Arianna Shynett, Matthew Bowerman, Dawson Williams


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Gazette, March 26th, 2014

Gazette, March 26th, 2014 SCOUTS from page 1B walking over the bridge symbolizing their “bridging from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts”. Each new Boy Scout shot a flaming arrow into the lake and then was welcomed by fellow Boy Scouts and their leaders.

Grayson Harris is the first, second generation Boy Scout to earn his “Arrow of Light” for Pack 210. Congratulations to all of this year’s Arrow of Light achievers and the leaders who help them get there!



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Gazette, March 26th, 2014


16B Gazette, March SUPPORT from page 7B and send them to your child's classroom. We will receive money to purchase equipment for school. Visit for more information. Food Lion: Link your MVP card at Food Lion and a portion of the proceeds from your sale will be donated to our school. To register for the program , CHOWDER from page 1B friendly chowder competition held at Carolina Beach Lake Park in Carolina Beach. Children can enjoy the park’s playground and a Kidz Zone with face painting, a giant inflatable slide and more. And for an additional fee, there will be paddleboat rides for the entire family. The gates open at 11:30 am and winners will be announced around 5:30.. During the Chowder CookOff, enjoy live music by Mark Roberts Band and chowder-

26th, 2014 call 1-800-210-9569 or register online. Friends and family can register, too! Visit for more information. Harris Teeter: Link your VIC card at Harris Teeter and a portion of the proceeds from your sale will be donated to our school. Before your sale is processed you must mention your school code, 4714. Visit tasting (and voting) between 11:30 am and 3:30 pm, but make sure to arrive early while the chowder is abundant. Your job is to bring the family and your discerning palate to sample and vote on your favorite chowder. So come to the beach for the weekend and spend the day with us at this great party. Gates open at 11:30 and admission is only $6.00 for adults, children 12 and under are FREE. This year we have a record setting number of con-

ault.aspx?pageId=292 for more information. Target: Target will donate 1% of all purchases made using your Target Visa or your Target Guest Card to our school. On the Target site type in our school name. Visit rporate/page.jsp?contentId=PR D03-001811 for more information. Used or new technology

needed! CBES PTO is looking for anyone willing to donate iTouch, iPod, Kindle, or Nook devices for our students to use for educational purposes. We are a 501(c)(3) organization. A donation is tax deductible. If your child doesn’t attend school but you would like to help, you may drop off your any of the above at the front counter during regular school hours.


OGDEN TAP ROOM – WILMINGTON POP’S DINER – CAROLINA BEACH SHUCKERS OYSTER BAR & GRILL - WILMINGTON THE GRILLE SHALLOTTE Chowder is served on a firstcome, first-served basis – so come early! REMEMBER _ Chowder tastes better than Azaleas!! For more information please call the Chamber at 910-4588434 or email at

STEP UP from page 6B web-site at, click on the fishing tournament icon, fill in the form and submit. You can also

contact Jim Verdon, event coordinator, at 570-971-0553. This is always a great event for children and parents alike so come out and catch some fish.

CAR SHOW from page 1B Car Show will showcase all of the beautiful cars and give the owners a chance to win prizes. Prizes will be given out to the top vehicles; dash plaques will be given out to 1st 150 and specialty awards will also be given. In addition to all of the prizes given out to those who are in the car show there will

also be a 50/50 drawing, raffles, Live music by the “Coco Loco Band” and door prizes available to everyone in attendance. If you would like to find out more about the Sun Coast Cruisers Club and the Back to the Beach 2014 Car Show please visit them on the web at, facebook or give them a call at (910) 707-0060.

MILITARY from page 6B able on the web to help them gain a deeper understanding of fly-fishing techniques, fly tying,aquatic habitats and conservation. The April program, set for April 17 from 6:30 to 9 p.m., will cover the importance of color as it relates to matching aquatic food sources — more commonly known as “matching the hatch.” The Fayetteville chapter of Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing matches with the mission of the Pechmann Fishing Education Center, according to Thomas Carpenter, an educator with the Pechmann Center. “Project Healing Waters is committed to teaching the skills necessary for participants to enjoy fly-fishing,” Carpenter said. “Program volunteers teach classes on an on-going, longterm basis, and for many participants, the socialization and

camaraderie of the classes are just as important as fishing outings because they provide new activities to enjoy, such as fly tying and rod building.” To build on skills learned at the Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing programs, participants are encouraged to attend a monthly fly-tying course, which is held at the Pechmann Center on the third Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 9 p.m.. The next fly-tying forum will be held on March 18 and will cover fly patterns for American and hickory shad. The John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center is located 7489 Raeford Road, Fayetteville, across from Lake Rim. It is one of four education centers operated by the Wildlife Commission across the state. For more information on learning opportunities offered by the Commission, visit the the learning page.

MUD RUN from page 4B will be used to purchase special equipment for Capt Ivan Castro. Ivan Castro is a blind active duty US Army Captain. He was blinded in combat in 2006 and continues to serve out nation.

His needs are many and we hope to provide items he need to continue as an active member of our community. We are also collection donation for the Ed Kramer House that should start in a few weeks.

TROUT from page 6B open for pass-through traffic; • Closing and/or locking gates after use; and, • Reporting wildlife violations by calling 1-800-6627137. For a complete list of all waters in the HatcherySupported Trout Waters Program, as well as trout maps and weekly stocking summaries on hatchery-supported trout waters, visit the Commission’s

trout fishing page. Weekly stocking information appears online for seven days, and updates are posted on Fridays after fish arestocked. Trout anglers should note that stocking for the Dan River, in northwest Stokes County, will occur as scheduled. For more information on fishing in public, inland waters, visit the Commission’s website, or call the Division of Inland Fisheries, 919-707-0220.

MEAL from page 2B Raleigh, North Carolina and loves Carolina Beach so he is donating his time and talent to help out the homebound elderly! We are having a two-day event this year which will include a Disco Night at the Lazy Pirate, 701 N. Lake Park Blvd Carolina Beach where there will be a “Disco Night Meet and Greet” with a silent auction. Come dressed to impress in your disco attire. There will be prizes all night! Our sponsors will be recognized during this event beginning at 7:00 pm on Friday evening. On Saturday, June 14, we board the Royal Winner Princess in Carolina Beach at 6:15 returning at 9:30 pm to Carolina Beach. Expect spectacular entertainment, back-up dancers for Mr. Jones, hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar and dancing, along with a 50/50 raffle. Tickets are $40.00. Cruise is 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm. Suggested age is 12 and up and minors must be accompanied by an adult. All proceeds go to Meals

on Wheels Council Inc., and Only 225 Tickets will be SOLD! Ticket is required to board the boat. Cash or Checks Only! Checks should be written to Meals on Wheels Council, Inc., P. O. Box 3593, Wilmington, NC 28401. If you remember “In The Navy”, “Macho Man” and “Y.M.C.A.”, Don’t Miss the Boat! If you do, you will miss America’s favorite Disco Cowboy! The Meals on Wheels Council, Inc. welcomes your participation as a sponsor for the event. We rely on donations such as yours to continue to operate. For your donation, you will receive sponsor recognition and tickets for the cruise (based on sponsorship level). With your assistance, the Meals on Wheels Council, Inc. can continue to experience success with this event to better serve our homebound clients. For more information, you may contact 910-508-8672 fjacobs@ bellsouth. net or 910-458-5962 or blueocean

SBJF from page 2B 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 CRAY BAND and DELBERT McCLINTON, the Festival will also offer other national recording acts including: Opening for ROBERT CRAY 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 ever-popular 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 CRAY 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

SUMMER from page 18B prepare food, clean exhibits, and create animal enrichment, campers get a glimpse of the work required to provide proper animal care. Dates: July 1418, 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 711, 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.

HUNT from page 18B Fatzinger said. Based on size and gender, they are confident the animals will do well. As the dominant female, the albino alligator is six inches and sixteen pounds larger than her biggest neighbor. Luna weighs nearly 74 pounds and measures 6. 6 feet long. Luna arrived at the Aquarium in early 2009, weighing less than 20 pounds and measuring 5 feet. She is a native of Louisiana but lived for a time at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm in Florida. She

is one of only 50 albino alligators known to exist. The space that formerly housed Luna, will undergo significant renovations in anticipation of a new bald eagle habitat. 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. General information: ort-fisher

COOKS from page 8B dients through beginner knife skills, proper food handling, introduction to the chemistry of cooking and exploration of global cuisine and food traditions. Classes will meet on Monday, February 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th. Class meets from 4:30 – 6:00 pm. Cost is $80.00 per participant for the entire month (includes 4 classes). Additional siblings receive a discount of $75.00. Pre-Registration is required. Registration forms

are available on our website and at the Recreation Center. Price includes all supplies and food. Menu: Feb 3rd = homemade “hot pockets”, Feb 10th = homemade meatballs and marinara, Feb 17th = enchiladas and Feb 24th = sushi (no raw fish). Menu may change or alter based on class attendance or ingredient availability. For additional information, please contact the Recreation Center at (910) 458-2977 or visit

FASHION from page 1B is responsible for these Holiday Events on the Island: Light up the Lake Celebration, Christmas Parade, Holiday Flotilla, Holiday Tour of Homes and the New Year’s Celebration. This year's Fashion Show will be held on Saturday, April 5th, from 11 am to 2 pm, at the Carolina Beach American Legion Post No. 129, 1500 Bridge Barrier Road. Fashions featured will be from touché, Unique Boutique and CB Surf Shop. Lunch will be catered by Middle of the Island, and in addition there will be a Silent Auction, Raffle and a Spring Hat Contest. This year’s Show

is dedicated to Mary Lee Farlow, a long time member of the Island of Lights who recently passed away. Mary Lee always worked with the Models at the Fashion Show, and will be greatly missed. Tickets for the event will be on sale at the following businesses in Carolina Beach: Unique Boutique, CB Surf shop, and touché. The price is a $25 donation with all proceeds supporting the Island of Lights group.The ticket deadline for purchase is March 31st. Don’t forget to wear your Spring Hat! For information call Linda Cheshire at 910-617-5945. V i s i t

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

DINO-mite - Journey back in time to when dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures ruled the land and seas. Eco Adventures - Go on an ecosystem adventure and meet the plants and animals that live in the Lower Cape Fear. Summer Shorts are offered Mondays – Fridays, from June 16 until August 15. Program fees are $6 per child prior to June 30, 2014; $7 per child beginning July 1. Cape Fear Museum of History and Science, a department of New Hanover County, 814 Market St., is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday -Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday; Labor Day through Memorial Day. General admission is $7 for adults; $6 for students and senior citizens; $6 special military rate with valid military ID; $4 for children 6-17; and free for children 5 and under and museum members. New Hanover County residents’ free day is the first Sunday of each month. More information:

Gazette, March 26th, 2014 17B assisted throughout the morning AUTISM from page 4B ported by the Autism Society of to ensure a successful and fun North Carolina and GHA event for all. Volunteers will Autism Supports in Coastal receive a race day t-shirt along North Carolina. For over 40 with a chance to make a differyears, the Autism Society of ence in the life of an individual North Carolina has helped indi- with autism. If you’re interested viduals on the autism spectrum in learning more about volunand their families. For over 35 teer opportunities please email years, GHA Autism Supports Ginger Longino at vlongino@ has provided residential, day To sign up, donate or and community services for res- start a team go to www.coastalidents of North Carolina with a today! primary diagnosis of Autism For more information, conSpectrum Disorder. tact Macy Russell at (919) 865A successful event needs 5051 or send Macy an email at support provided by volunteers. m r u s s e l l @ a u t i s m s o c i e t y Last year, over 50 volunteers See you at the race! AQUARIUM from page 2B 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. • EXTENDED BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR Fridays, March 28 at 2 p.m., Wednesdays, April 2, 30 at 2 p.m. and Fridays, April 11, 25 at 2 p.m. - Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at an Aquarium? Space for animal holding, husbandry, life support systems, and access to exhibits is hidden behind the aquarium walls. If you have ever cared for a home aquarium, you may have some idea of what it takes to operate a collection of salt and freshwater exhibits, with hundreds of animals. Accompany aquarium staff on a guided tour of animal quarantine, life support, food preparation, and access areas. This unique opportunity is limited to 10 participants. Children under 8 are not permitted. Children between 8 and 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Fee: $15.00 for adults and $13.00 for children 17 and under. Aquarium admission included. NC Aquarium Society Members pay $9.00 per participant. FOR CHILDREN • CHILDREN’S DISCOVERY TIME - Thursday, April 10 at 11 a.m. – Amphibians, Thursday, April 24 at 11 a.m. – Reptiles - Creatures come alive in this story-telling and crittercreating program. For ages 3-5. Fee: $14 per child. Aquarium admission included. Parents pay admission only. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED. OUTDOORS & EXPLORATION • SALT MARSH EXPLORATION - Sundays, April 6 and 20 at 1:00 p.m. - Hike the salt marsh trail and view first-hand the activities of marsh-dwelling animals and the variety of plants found in this rich environment. Ages 14 and under must be

accompanied by an adult. Participants should wear closedtoe shoes and be prepared to get wet and muddy. For ages 7 and older. Fee: $18 for ages 13 and older, $16 for ages 7-12. Aquarium admission included. P R E R E G I S T R AT I O N REQUIRED. • SURF FISHING WORKSHOP - Saturdays, April 5, 26 at 9 a.m. - This three hour workshop includes one hour of classroom discussion, then surf fishing on the beach nearby. All equipment and bait provided. Program is rain or shine, with extra activities added in event of bad weather (e.g., throwing a cast net). For ages 10 and older. Fee: $15 per participant. Aquarium admission is not included. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED. OUTDOORS & EXPLORATION • ALLIGATOR EGG HUNT - Saturdays, April 12 and 19 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. and Friday, April 18 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. - Come join the fun on our Alligator Egg Hunt. Kids will see a live baby alligator and learn about these fascinating animals. They create their own special alligator egg basket and then search for candy filled “alligator eggs.” Recommended for ages 3-10, however all ages are welcome. Limited space is available. Ages 14 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $20 per child. Aquarium admission included. Adults will need to pay admission to Aquarium. P R E R E G I S T R AT I O N REQUIRED BY APRIL 9 FOR APRIL 12. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED BY APRIL 16 FOR APRIL 18 AND 19. 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 inform a t i o n :


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Butterflies Land at the Aquarium Kure Beach, N.C. — A new exhibit takes flight this spring at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Unlike many at the popular attraction, this experience does not include scales or fins. Yet, it continues the Aquarium’s mission of inspiring conservation and appreciation of the natural world. Visitors to the new Butterfly Bungalow delight in the beauty of hundreds of exotic butterflies from around the world. Through the encounter, guests gain a better understanding of the importance of butterflies and other insect pollinators. “The Butterfly Bungalow and garden offers guests a wonderful, immersive experience,” said Aquarium Director Peggy Sloan. “You can’t help but smile when a butterfly floats by or lands on your shoulder. We hope it also engages our visitors in learning more about how they can help protect pollinators like bees and butterflies See Butterflies, page 19B

(Pictured Above): The Butterfly Bungalow and garden under construction at the Aquarium.

The Hunt is on at the Aquarium A toothy resident of the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher moved to new digs in mid-February and acquired a few new roommates, too. Luna, an albino alligator, still makes her home at the popular attraction, but now resides in the habitat traditionally reserved for natural-colored American alligators. Luna, who previously lived alone, joined two females and one male alligator, sharing a large swimming area and lounging space. Visitors can watch as Luna and her new friends swim and float right up to three large windows, allowing all to clearly see her beautiful alabaster features from nostril to tail. “Luna’s transition to her new space has gone well,” said Aquarium Curator Hap Fatzinger. “All the animals are currently adapting.” Aquarium Husbandry staff did extensive research on bringing the alligators together, See HUNT, page 17B

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

(Pictured Above): Visitor’s finds eggs during the 2013 Alligator Egg Hunt at the N.C. Aquarium.

(Pictured Above): A marine educator leads summer campers at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher on an exploration of the local salt marsh. KURE BEACH, NCExplore, play, laugh, learn— children enrolled in summer camp at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher will do all this and more. Campers, ages 5 to 14, experience outdoor adventure, eco-education and make new friends. Trained marine educators lead the activities and introduce campers to live animals in a safe and fun atmosphere. Aquarium Camp runs 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday throughout the summer. Session details are below. Limited transportation to and from summer camp is offered, with pick-up points at a Monkey Junction and Ft. Fisher Ferry locations (This service requires an additional fee and registration). For more information and to register visit Nature Patrol: Campers develop basic animal observation skills while patrolling different local habitats. Join the

aquarium on its mission to conserve and protect North Carolina's environments. Dates: June 16-20, June 23-27 Ages: 5-6, 7-9, 10-12 Weird, Wonderful Wildlife: Have you ever wondered how frogs survive the winter, or why some fish can glow in the dark? Sometimes animals are wonderfully 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 711 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 See SUMMER, page 17B

PIYBL from page 5B School 1-1 last week. Island Tackle is in 4th Place with a 01-1 record. They tied their 1st game of the season 3-3 and lost to Big Apple during week 1. State Farm Thomas Murphy is in 5th place after suffering losses to Island Montessori School and Big Apple during weeks 2 and 3. • U8 Girls – Signal has been able to take 1st Place after 3 weeks staying undefeated by defeating Victory Awards 6-2, Wilmington Health 3-1, and Pleasure Island Rentals 5-0. The Island Gazette is in 3rd Place with a 2-0-1 record. The Island Gazette and Ribbet Salon tied their 1st game of the season 2-2, but followed that with a win over dragonflies 4-0 and Harris Teeter 5-1 during week 3. In 3rd Place is Ribbet Salon with a 1-0-2 record. Ribbet tied the Island Gazette during week 1 and Harris Teeter 3-3 week 2, before picking up their 1st win of the season 8-1 over the dragonflies. Tied for 4th Place is Victory Awards & Trophies, Wilmington Health and Harris Teeter all with 1-1-1 records. Wilmington Health won their 1st game of the season 6-1 over Pleasure Island Rentals, lost their 2nd game to Signal 3-1, and tied Victory Awards 3-3 last week. Victoary Awards is lost their 1st game to Signal, defeated Pleasure Island Rentals 6-1, and tied Wilmington Health this past weekend 3-3. Dragonflies and Pleasure Island Rentals are tied for 7th place. • U9 Girls – Masonboro Family Medicine has been able

to remain undefeated with wins over Kate’s Pancake House 5-0, State Farm – David Ward 3-1 and CBHF Engineers 1-0. In 2nd Place with a 3-0 record is Chick-Fil-A who have defeated State Farm – David Ward 8-1, Beach Charms 4-3, and Kate’s Pancake House 5-1. Beach Charms is in 3rd Place with a 31 record. Beach Charms won their 1st game 3-2 over CBHF Engineers and their 3rd Game 7-0 over State Farm – David Ward 7-0, but lost their 2nd game to Chick-Fil-A by a point. CBHF Engineers is in 4th Place with a 1-2 record, suffering 1goal losses to Bach Charms and Masonboro Family Med and defeating Kate’s Pancake House 2-1. Kate’s Pancake House and State Farm – David Ward are tied for 5th Place. •U10 Girls – Victory Health is in 1st Place with a 3-0 record after defeating E2A 3-1, Omega Sports 2-1, and Pleasure Island Insurance 2-0. 4 Season Site & Demo won their only game of the season 1-0. E2A has a 1-1 record with a lose to Victory Health 3-1 during week 1 and a win against E2A 9-4 against Pleasure Island Insurance during week 2. • U11/U12 Girls – Wetherill Family Dentistry is in 1st Place with a 3-0 record after defeating Fuzzy Peach 6-1, Constructive Building Solutions 1-0, and NRL Builders 5-0. Seahawks Soccer Camps is in 2nd Place with a 20-1 record after defeating NRL Builders 4-0 week 1 and Play it Again Sports 6-3 during Week 3, they tied Inner Solutions 4-4 during week 2. After Shock is

in 3rd Place with a 2-0 record after they defeated Subsurface Support 3-0 week 2 and Fuzzy Peach 2-0 week 3. Inner Solutions has a 1-1-1 record after winning their 1st game 82 over Play It Again Sports, they tied Seahawks Soccer Camps 4-4 and lost to Subsurface Support 3-1 during this past week. Constructive Solutions is 1-1 after they defeated Subsurface Support Week 1 they lost to Wetherill Family Dentistry 1-0 during week 2. Constructive tied LPSC in a scrimmage game 3-3 during week 3. Fuzzy Peach has a 1-2 record after they won their 1st game of the season during week 2 9-3 against Play it Again Sports. Fuzzy Peach’s 2 losses came against Wetherill Family Dentistry and Aftershock. Subsurface Support is also 1-2 after winning their 1st game of the season this past weekend 3-1 over Inner Solutions. • U13/U14 Girls – Wild Wings Girls are in 1st Place with a 3-0 record after defeating Above & Beyond HVAC 60, Pleasure Island Voyage 2-1, and LRSA 6-3. Pleasure Island Voyage is in 2nd Place with a 21 record. Pleasure Island Voyage started out the season with a win over Crossfire 1-0, followed by a loss to Wild Wings Girls by a goal 2-1 week 2, but bounced back week 3 with a 1-0 win over Brush Dental. In 3rd Place Fiesol Tripods has a 1-1-1 record. During the 1st week Fiesol Tripods and Brush Dental ended in a 0-0 tie, during week 2 Fiesol Tripods defeated

Above & Beyond HVAC 5-0, and a loss to LPSC 0-1 during week 3. Brush Dental is in 4th Place also with a 1-1-1 record. After week 1’s tie with Fiesol Tripods they shutout Crosfire 2-0, and then lost to Pleasure Island Voyage 1-0. Also in 4th Place with a 1-2 record is Crossfire. Crossfire followed up their 1st 2 week’s losses with a 6-1 win over Above & Beyond HVAC. BOYS • U7 Boys – Little BWW’s is in 1st Place with a 2-0-1 record after winning their 1st game 3-0 over Atlantic Towers, and their 2nd against Bouncin Party Rentals 4-1, they tied Firebelly 3-3. Wilmington Health is just 1-point behind in 2nd Place with 12 points. Wilmington Health has won 2 straight against Atlantic Towers 6-2, and Speech Therepy Plus 5-3 after their season opening loss to Superior Auto 2-1. Superior Auto is in 3rd Place with a 2-0 record and did so by defeating Superior Auto 2-1 during week 1 and Speech Therapy Plus during week 2. Firebelly is in 4th Place with a 1-0-1 record. Firebelly won their season opener 5-3 over Bouncin Party Rentals 5-2, followed by a bye week, and a 3-3 tie against Little BWW. Atlantic Towers is in 5th Place with a 1-2 record. After 2 straight losses to Little BWW and Wilmington Health, Atlantic Towers picked up their 1st win of the season this past weekend 5-3 against Speech Therapy Plus. • U8 Boys – Tumblegym has been able to stay in 1st Place

SECUTRITY from page 3B The fact has been publicly acknowledged by a 2009 Social Security trustees report; Sen. Tom Coburn; and President George W. Bush, who in 2005 said, “There is no trust fund, just IOUs that I saw firsthand … future generations will pay – pay for either in higher taxes or reduced benefits or cuts to other critical government programs.” Recently, Speaker of the House John Boehner offered a sobering statement on ABC’s “This Week,” on Oct. 6, 2013: “…Ten thousand baby boomers like me (are) retiring every single day – 70,000 this week; 3.5 million this year. And, it’s not like there’s money in Social Security or Medicare. The government, over the last 30 years, have spent it all.” Smith examines what needs to happen starting today. • Get the secret out. The total cost of paying full benefits in 2010 exceeded Social

Security tax revenue by $49 billion, and the gap between revenue and costs will become larger in the coming years. “On Sept. 27, 2000, I appeared on CNN Today to discuss my book, ‘The Alleged Budget Surplus, Social Security, and Voodoo Economics;’ the host did not take me seriously and asked me if I was ‘a voice crying in the wilderness,’ ” Smith says. “I’d quickly realized that he was right, with the exception of multiple statements by politicians and officials.” • Get the AARP, NCPSSM and the media involved. The only way the government was able to pay full benefits in 2010 was to borrow billions from China, among other creditors. The public is repeatedly being told by government officials and leaders from the AARP and the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare that the trust fund has enough money pay full benefits until 2033. “I

have tried engaging the leaders of these organizations with my research, but my attempts have been unsuccessful,” Smith says. • Get the baby boomers engaged in protesting once again. Boomers are no strangers to taking to the streets to express their outrage. However, “I’m beginning to think that it’s going to take missed checks before the public gets raises their voices. Unfortunately, you just don’t know what you have until it’s gone.” About Allen W. Smith, Ph.D.: Allen W. Smith, (, has devoted much of his adult life to battling economic illiteracy and promoting economic education. He taught economics for 30 years before retiring as professor of economics at Eastern Illinois University in 1998 to become a full-time writer. “Understanding Inflation and Unemployment,”

Smith's first book, became an alternate selection of Fortune Book Club when it was published in 1976. “Understanding Economics,” (Random House; 1986), was used in more than 600 schools in 48 states. In recent years, Smith has focused his research and writing on government finance and Social Security. He has discussed economics and Social Security on national television, and he has been a guest on more than 100 radio talk shows. Smith holds a B.S. in Education degree from Ball State University and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from Indiana University.

ARTS from page 1B This year’s “Main Event” is Mosaic Art. Several artists will be making their mosaic artwork while festivalgoers can add to the community piece that will be later shown in galleries around the region. Murray Middle School Jazz band headlines the Performing Arts, and other performances include Stray Local Band, and

Cape Fear Dance Theatre. Culinary Arts host demonstrations that include pizza toss by Uncle Vinny’s Restaurant. Last year’s main event artwork of 10’ silk batik banners that were created by Kristin Gibson and September Krueger will be sold during the event. These banners have been show in several galleries and are stunning. The festival is a collabora-

tive event with the Carolina Beach Arts and Activities Committee and newly formed Island Arts and Culture Alliance. The objective of the festival is to raise awareness and appreciation of the arts by enabling the public to get involved with the creative processes.For more information contact Christine Higgins at 610.909.7643,

Butterflies from page 18B that are in crisis around the world.” The grand opening event, Saturday, April 5, includes a butterfly release planned for 11 a.m. Visitors receive free, native butterfly plants to take home (while supplies last). The New Hanover County Cooperative Extension’s Ability Garden will assist in the opening day celebration. Butterfly Bungalow and garden begins at a pupa house where visitors view the chrysalis stage of the insects’ life cycle, when the transformation from caterpillar to butterfly occurs. A path then winds through an ocean-friendly, native-butterfly garden leading to the entrance of the Butterfly Bungalow. Inside the Butterfly Bungalow, a greenhouse-like enclosure, hundreds of exotic butterflies fly free and land on tropical plants and, occasionally, on visitors’ heads, arms and noses. Species inside the enclosure will vary but visitors may see vibrant blue morphos

(Morpho peleides) native to Latin America, emerald swallowtails (Papilio palinurus) or red lacewings (Cethosia biblis), both found in Asia, among many others. The Aquarium transformed an empty, grassy area adjacent to the main parking area into the exhibit space, including the garden and 1,800 square foot

enclosure. The Butterfly Bungalow is a temporary exhibit and will remain open only until October 2014. Plans for the exhibit began more than 18 months ago, with construction of the temporary structure and garden started in fall of 2013. Tickets for the exhibit are $3, general Aquarium admission is additional.

Gazette, March 26th, 2014 19B after 3 weeks with a perfect 3-0 Demo 4-3. Bellhart Marine is in record. Tumblegym picked up 2nd Place with a 2-1 record; their 1st win of the season week they have picked up wins 1 against Wilmington Athletic against 4 Seasons Site & Demo Club, followed by wins against and Omega Sports. In 3rd Place Omega Sports 8-0, and State is Kidsville News with a 1-1 Farm – Jonathan Calhoun 7-3. record, they picked up their 1st Not far off in 2nd Place is win of the season during week Rental John’s with a 2-0-1 1 against Omega Sports 5-0. record. Rent-a-Johns tied their Omega Sport and 4 Seasons 1st game 3-3 with Ruckerjohns, Site & Demo are tied for 4th but since then won both there Place. next 2 against Cranfill, Summer • U10 Boys- El Cazador is in & Hartzog 4-1 and Progressive 1st Place with a 3-0 record, Land Development 3-2. In 3rd Barry K Henline, PLLC is in Place is Progressive Land 2nd Place at 2-1, Uncle Vinny’s Development with a 2-1 record. is in 3rd Place with a 1-2 record Progressive won their 1st 2 and Island MOntesorri is in 4th games 5-1 over Cranfill, Place. Summer & Hartzog 5-1 and • U11/U12 Boys – Ruckerjohns 3-2, but lost their Wilmington Lawn is in 1st game this past weekend 3-2 to Place with a perfect 3-0 record, Ruckerjohns. Wilmington they defeated Play It Again Athletic Club is in 4th Place Sports 7-3, Hwy 55 5-1, and with a 2-1 record. They Byrnes Realty 6-1. Shuckin dropped their 1st game of the Shack is in 2nd Place with a 2season 2-1 to the tumble gym, 0-1 record is Shuckin Shack, but won their next 2 against they won their 1st 2 games of State Farm – Jonathan Calhoun the season 5-1 over Masonboro 4-1 and Omega Sports 8-0. Family Medicine and Port City State Farm – Jonathan Calhoun Geomatics 7-3, before endings is in 5th Place with a 1-2 in a 2-2 tie with State Farm – record, picking up their 1st win Jonathan Calhoun 2-2. Play It of the season week 1 against Again Sports also has a 2-1 Omega Sports 6-1. record and is in 3rd Place, they Ruckerjohns is in 6th Place at lost their 1st game of the season 0-1-2, Cranfill, Summer & to Wilmington Lawn and won Hartzog is in 7th 0-2-1 and the next 2 games 6-0 over Omega Sports is in 8th Place. Byrnes Realty and 5-2 over • U9 Boys – Refuge City Hwy 55. Masonboro Family Church is in 1st Place with a 3- Medicine also has a 2-1 record 0 record, picking up wins over and is in 4th Place, they lost Bellhart Marine 4-3, Kidsville their 1st game of the season 5-1 News 4-0, and 4 Season Site & See PIYBL, page 20B

20B Gazette, March PISA from page 19B to Shuckin Shack and won the next 2 4-2 over State Farm and a 1-goal win over Port City Geomatics 5-4. Port City Geomatics is 5th Place at 1-2, State Farm Jonathan Calhoun is in 6th Place at 0-2-1 and Byrnes Realty is in 7th Place. • U13/U14 Boys – Cape Fear Massage & Wellness is in 1st Place with a 2-0 record, they won their 1st game 5-3 over Michael’s Seafood and their 2nd during week 3 against Buffalo Wild Wings 6-2. Krazy Kones is in 2nd Place at 1-0-1,

26th, 2014 they tied their season opener 11 against Southport Sharks and won their 2nd game 4-0 over Michael’s Seafood. Michael’s Seafood is in 3rd Place with a 1-2 record, they won their 1st game of the season 5-1 over Buffalo Wild Wings during the 1st week. Southport Sharks is in 4th Place with a 1-0-1 record, they tied their season opener 1-1 against Krazy Kones and picked up their 1st win of the season 2-1 over Michael’s Seafood during week 3. Buffalo Wild Wings is in 5th Place.

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(Pictured Above): Vape Hut’s Store location are at 4724 New Centre Drive near Target (910)399-2204, (Bottom Left): Their Original Store 4904 Carolina Beach Road in Wilmington 910 399-8071, and (Bottom Right): the third is beside Food Lion in Carolina Beach at 1401 N. Lake Park Blvd.910 707-1222. You can also email them at

(Pictured Above): Vape Hut’s Store located at 4904 Carolina Beach Road in Wilmington 910 399-8071, (Bottom Left): their second location is at 4724 New Centre Drive near Target (910)399-2204, and (Bottom Right): the third is beside Food Lion in Carolina Beach at 1401 N. Lake Park Blvd.910 707-1222. You can also email them at

By: Jasmine K. McKee Staff Writer Bridgette Norris, and her mother, Billie, began their journey with the electronic cigarette in November 2009. At the time, although they both desired to quit, it was not their main motivation for learning about electronic cigarettes; they simply thought that it may work to soothe them over when they

could no longer “light up” while working. Electronic cigarettes were mostly unknown in the area. There were no places to purchase them, and because no one knew anything about them, they relied on the internet to do their research and choose starter kits that they thought may work. Their research led them to Joyetech, one of the leading companies in the develSee VAPE HUT, page 8C


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Unique Boutique Announces Pleasure Island Auto offer a Full Service Automotive Mechanic Shop Their Annual “Grab Bag Sale” March 28-31

(Pictured Above): Unique Boutique, located at 207 South Lake Park Blvd. in Carolina Beach is a quaint little shop that is busting at the seams with unique and fashionable ensembles at great prices. Situated in a small brightly colored building on Lake Park Blvd., Unique Boutique is hard to miss and completely worth the stop. By: Candace Lookingbill Staff Writer

something major. And you want that mechanic someone who you can trust. Victoria and Westley Satterwhite owners of Pleasure Island Auto offer a full service automotive mechanic shop. They provide preventative maintenance at competitive prices, diagnostics check, tires and transmission and

engine work/rebuilds to name a few. In addition, they are also an official inspection station The Saterwhites offer their customers trust and honesty. They are determined to permanently fix every issue with your vehicle and not mask the problem. They want their customers See P.I. AUTO , page 6C

BROOKLYN ARTS CENTER ANNOUNCES MADE IN NC -- Event to feature 50+ handmade vendors, food trucks, raffle, and BAC cash bar --

Let H&R Block Help You Beat the April 15th File Deadline

(Pictured Above): If you would like to find out more about your local H&R Block tax professionals please give them a call at (910) 458-8232, stop by the office or visit them online at

(Pictured Above): H&R Block staff (L-R): Tom Pensyl, Charles Hett, Carol Cholette, seated Sandy Ettinger, Joe Cholette and Anne Pakulniewicz.

NEWSPAPER PSA Lost your job? Don’t lose your home! Greenville Housing Development Corporation offers free foreclosure prevention resources to help, including a state-designed fund that can help pay your

By: Candace Lookingbill Staff Writer A vehicle is an investment, you want it to look nice and run with no worries. Sometimes you need to take your vehicle to a mechanic for an oil change, tune-up and sometimes for

Owner Susan Ywaskevic and the staff at the Unique Boutique are ready for Spring so they will cleaning out their stock to make room for new goodies at their Annual “Fill Your Bag for $20 Sale.” The Sale will be held in the $10 back room, contents must fit in bag and the bag must be able to See BOTIQUE, page 5C

Tax season is here and time will soon be running short as the deadline to file is almost upon us. Less than a month remains to get all of your deductions in order, paperwork filled out and sent. We all know how stressful this can be, especially when you are trying to do it all alone. That is why you should visit the friendly professionals at the Island’s own local H&R Block office. You want to maximize your returns, you want to be certain that you have filed everything See H&R BLOCK, page 6C

(Pictured Above): Pleasure Island Auto Pleasure Island Auto is at 396 N. Lake Park Blvd. Carolina Beach, for details or to schedule an appointment, call 910-458-9240. They are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and closed on Sunday.

mortgage while you look for work or complete job training. You may qualify if you’ve lost your job through no fault of your own or are a returning veteran. We are a local, HUDapproved agency that has

helped people in this community since 1982. Find out if you’re eligible — call Greenville Housing Development Corporation at 252-329-4056.

Wilmington, NC, February 2014 - The Brooklyn Arts Center is excited to announce Made In NC, Wilmington’s modern handmade marketplace, at the BAC (516 North 4th Street—the corner of Campbell and North 4th streets) on Friday, March 28, 2014, from 3 - 9 p.m., and Saturday, March 29, 2014, from 11 a.m. - 6p.m. Come celebrate Wilmington’s community of local, original craftsmen and artisans at the Brooklyn Arts Center when 50-plus of the region’s finest present their work in the magnificent BAC. Expect unique and fabulous, handmade creations of all kinds: art, clothing and accessories, household and garden

items, and more! Wilmington’s fabulous food trucks will provide nourishment, and the BAC cash bar will serve liquid refreshments. Admission is $5 at the door. It’s good for both days and includes a raffle ticket. Kids 12 and under are free. ATM onsite.

Free parking. For more information about Made In NC, please visit or contact BAC Event Coordinator Heather Thomson at heather@brookly About The Brooklyn Arts Center at St. See BROOKLYN, page 5C

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(Pictured Above): Sheila’s Wig is at 917 S. Kerr Ave., Wilmington, it is the little white house at the stop light. For details or to make an appointment, call 910-798-0704 or 910-264-5072 (cell). She is available Monday through Friday with appointment only on Saturdays. She will only work on wigs that she sells. By: Candace Lookingbill Staff Writer Sheila Steele has been working with wigs since 1968. With this experience, she operates Sheila’s Wigs and offers anyone wanting or needing a wig a confidential way to cover your hair loss or just to provide a new look for you. Hair loss can occur from

many different reasons, naturally, a disease or a disorder and from medical treatments that are given for cancer. She offers real hair and synthetic wigs for women, men and children. She works by appointment and encourages follow ups so that the wig will remain looking natural on you. She also has a terrific hair stylist, Lisa Haskins, who See Shelia Wig’s, page 4C


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5 Common Cavity Myths Busted! Your friends and family may have all types of advice about what to do to help prevent you or your child's cavity issues. But the truth is that most of this "common knowledge" about what causes cavities is based more so in fiction then fact. Here are the top five most common cavity causing myths busted. I’m sure that you’ve even heard a few yourself.. 1. It's Gotta be the Sugar This one is based in truth, but it can get a little blown out of See BOZART, page 5C

Employees of Excellence Named at NHRMC

(Pictured Above): Jane Both

Rose Kuebler

WILMINGTON, NC - New Hanover Regional Medical Center has recently named Rose Kuebler, Human Resources Operations Assistant, and Jane Both, Nursing Informatics Clinician, as their Employees of Excellence for the months of February and March. Kuebler and Both were nominated by their peers for their extraordi-

nary teamwork and positive attitudes. “It is common to see Rose assisting employees and customers in the reception area of Human Resources, whether she is helping applicants apply online or leading visitors to where they need to go,” said one colleague. “Jane has extreme compassion for patients and fellow See Employees, page 6C

University Physicians Partners with Pender Memorial Hospital Offering Onsite Surgical Care University Physicians, a service of SEAHEC (South East Area Health Education Center), announces a partnership with Pender Memorial Hospital to offer the University Physicians Pender Surgery Clinic. Open for Wednesday appointments, the clinic will provide the same level of care patients receive in Wilmington

without having to travel. Pender area patients can be referred for onsite outpatient procedures including: laparoscopic and open inguinal hernia repair; laparoscopic cholecystectomy; umbilical hernia repair (laparoscopic and open); excisional biopsy of skin and soft tissue masses; and portacath See Surgical Care, page 5C

NHRMC Physician Group Hosting Panel Discussion on Digestive Health and Reducing Risk for Colorectal Cancer In recognition of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, Cape Fear Cancer Specialists and Hanover Gastroenterology, both part of the NHRMC Physician Group, will be host-

ing a presentation and panel discussion on colorectal cancer awareness and digestive health. The event will be held from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, See CANCER, page 5C

SHELIA’S WIG from page 3C works with her to create a great look for you. She customizes the wigs, meaning, she remakes the wigs to fit the client’s head. A child’s wig can be very expensive, so to save money she will take a regular wig and customize it to the child’s head, which is a financial help for the parents. She encourages family members to accompany the client at the first sitting and help in picking out the style and color of the wig. It keeps the family involved in the process so that everyone is happy with the end results. If you are losing your hair she asks that you wait until the hair is almost gone, and then she will cut their own hair according to the recommendations of your doctor and she will custom fit the wig. No one knows what to expect with obtaining a wig for which ever reason you need to get a wig, Steele tries to make it as pleasant as possible and to keep it upbeat and light atmosphere, hair loss is devastating. She gives compassion to her customers and is empathetic to their needs. This is a whole new adventure, wearing a wig. So she wants to make sure her clients are comfortable and pleased with the end result. She also offers hair pieces that will blend naturally into your own hair. And, wigs can be worn by anyone. Prices vary and include cutting and styling of the wig. She cares about her clients, she does not make a sale of anything to make a sale, and she makes a sale that will help someone. She is always available to answer question no

matter what it may be and is available for her clients whenever they need her. She also offers products for health and nutrients line of Isotonix. Some items are isotonic, which means that you drink and they go through your body. The company takes the formula from medical studies through the findings of the studies. Everything is organic and grown in the United States. She has been working with the company since 1994. And the products provide relief for asthma, arthritis and digestion and energy. Also offered are a line of skin care products.

There different line for different ages. You can find more out about the products at Sheila’s Wig is at 917 S. Kerr Ave., Wilmington, it is

the little white house at the stop light. For details or to make an appointment, call 910-798-0704 or 910-2645072 (cell). She is available Monday through Friday with

Gazette, March 26th, 2014 BROOKLYN from page 2C Andrews— Located near the Cape Fear River, BAC is a beautiful, iconic church, built in 1888, that has been spectacularly refurbished as a multiuse event venue that hosts weddings, concerts, fundraisers,

films, and other awesome events. For more information about Brooklyn Arts Center, please contact Executive Director Rich Leder at 910538-2939 or or visit

BOTIQUE from page 2C be tied shut March 28th through the 31st. This is a cash only and no returns sale. Bring your $20 bill to the Unique Boutique for some great values from the $10 Bargain Room! Unique Boutique, located at 207 South Lake Park Blvd. in Carolina Beach is a quaint little shop that is busting at the seams with unique and fashionable ensembles at great prices. Situated in a small brightly colored building on Lake Park Blvd., Unique Boutique is hard to miss and completely worth the stop. Owned and operated by Susan Ywaskevic, the Unique Boutique can supply every woman with clothing and

accessories that are perfect for any occasion. Susan looks forward to spending more time in the shop as life has given her more opportunity to do so. They will serve as your personal shopper and as always provide gift certificates and layaway. Stop by to see all of the new arrivals and drastically discounted items at the Unique Boutique located at 207 South Lake Park Boulevard just north of the Carolina Beach Lake. You can reach them at 910458-4360 or follow them on Facebook. At Unique Boutique you are guaranteed to find a one-of-a-kind purchase every time. Each item is special in its own way and the prices are incredible.


VAPE HUT from page 1C opment of effective electronic cigarettes. They ordered their first e-cig and upon the arrival of their electronic cigarettes was the end to their use of tobacco cigarettes and the beginning of an exciting journey for them. Vape Hut began when people from all over started asking them to get the same E-cigs for them that they had. They would order a few kits and they were gone in a few days. They thought they could sale a few kits a week in their computer store, and the people kept coming from all over. People were driving hours to see them. The most remarkable thing Bridgette learned is that most people who smoke wish they did not. They have tried tons of alternatives to smoking and failed. These people were quitting, and they were so happy. They continued to use their E-cigs, and Bridgette and Billie were able to recognize all the negative effects that cigarettes had on their health. The smoker’s cough was gone, bronchitis was a thing of the past, and breathing became much easier. Other great things they experienced included the ability to “vape” and not worry about ashes or an unpleasant smell. It was much less expensive, too. Vape Hut became the first retail store to service Wilmington, Carolina Beach, and any of the surrounding areas for miles. Vape Hut is a store that they are proud to be

part of. They still have the same values they started with. Their customers are most important. They are here to provide effective electronic cigarettes at an affordable, fair price, but the most important thing is that they support their customers with product advice and instructions on how to use their products effectively Vape Hut and many of their staff have witnessed the beginning of the electronic cigarette boom to

what it is today, and it has certainly changed a lot since their store began in late 2009. In conclusion, the electronic cigarette has been a miracle for many smokers who have tried everything and still cannot “Kick the Butt,” and people who have experienced that miracle are more than happy to share their experience with others. If you are not sure about Ecigs, stop in one of their stores one day and do not even talk to

them, talk to their customers. They currently have an online store,, and three retail locations in the Wilmington area. Their original store is at 4904 Carolina Beach Road in Wilmington, the second location is at 4724 New Centre Drive near Target, and the third is beside Food Lion in Carolina Beach at 1401 N. Lake Park Blvd. For details, call 910-399-8071 or email

Surgical Care from page 4C placement. Anyone scheduled for inpatient surgery at New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC) with University Physicians can now schedule pre and post operation visits with the Pender Surgery Clinic. The team of University Physicians’ surgeons, Drs.

Elizabeth Acquista, William Hope, and W. Borden Hooks, III will staff the clinic. Dr. Acquista is double board certified in general surgery and surgical critical care. Dr. Hope is fellowship trained in minimally invasive surgery, with board certification in general surgery. Also board certified in general

surgery, Dr. Hooks is fellowship trained in minimally invasive surgery and minimally invasive bariatric surgery. All three surgeons also serve as faculty for the NHRMC Surgery Residency Training Program. Appointments and referrals for the University Physicians Pender Surgery Clinic can be

made by calling 910-259-5451, extension 309. Patients will be seen in the Pender Memorial Hospital’s Clinic located at 306 East Campbell Street, Burgaw. University Physicians is headquartered in Wilmington with more information available by visiting

CANCER from page 4C March 25, at the Cape Fear Cancer Specialists Wilmington location, 1520 Physicians Drive. Featuring experts in the field of gastroenterology, oncology and nutrition, presentations will focus on maintaining your health and increasing awareness of the risk factors and symptoms of colorectal cancer and digestive diseases. Jack I. Ramage Jr., MD, gastroenterologist with Hanover Gastroenterology, will open the event discussing the behavioral and hereditary risk factors that may increase your likelihood of developing the disease. John W. Anagnost, MD, medical oncologist and hematologist, will focus his presentation on how colon cancer has evolved and its impact on patients.

“With this event and throughout the year, we hope to raise awareness that there are simple steps you can take to increase your health and decrease your risk of developing these diseases,” says John W. Anagnost, MD medical oncologist with Cape Fear Cancer Specialists – NHRMC Physician Group. “We want to make the community aware of the signs and symptoms of colorectal cancer and other digestive diseases so that they can seek medical attention quickly, because early detection is crucial in preventing colon cancer.” Registered Dietician Catherine Hankins, RD, CSO, LDN, will round out the series of presentations by discussing the role of diet in digestive health. The event will finish

with a question and answer session, giving participants the opportunity to ask our panel of experts for further details on the topic. This event is free to the public, but seating is limited. Please register by calling 910.362.4211. To find out more about Hanover Gastroenterology, Cape Fear Cancer Specialists or the NHRMC Physician Group, visit . The NHRMC Physician Group is committed to providing the highest quality health care to residents of southeastern North Carolina. With more than 150 providers in both primary care and specialty fields, the NHRMC Physician Group's doctors can focus on providing the best medical care to their patients while benefiting from

the shared resources of New Hanover Regional Medical Center. This progressive healthcare partnership means access to some of medicine's best technologies, treatments and specialists is readily available when needed. Services provided include urology, oncology, cardiology, neurology, gastroenterology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, psychiatry, urgent care, pediatric specialties, women’s health and care for hospitalized patients provided by a team of hospitalists. To better serve patients' needs, NHRMC Physician Group practices are located throughout southeastern North Carolina. Visit for a complete list of New Hanover Regional Medical Center physicians

BOZART from page 4C proportion at times. The real root cause of most cavities is found in the bacteria produced in your mouth. Where sugar comes into play is that carbohydrates trigger this mouth bacteria to be produced, and sugar is a carbohydrate. What happens is this bacteria will eventually dig a little cozy hole to live in your mouth, and then once they're comfortable, the bacteria will just continue to eat carbs and produce acid which will cause the hole to grow larger over time. For prevention purposes, remember that it's not the amount of carbs you eat that really matters. However, it's the length of time that you eat them more so. For instance, it's much better to eat a carb loaded

meal than to do something like sip soda all day. This continuous exposure is what really eats away at our teeth over time. 2. Cavities are more Common in Kids than Adults Maybe back 20+ years ago this would've been true, but in the past 20 years cavities in school aged children have actually decreased by almost 50%. However, cavities in adults and especially seniors are on the rise. The reason being is that children are being brought up with better oral health habits now than they were years ago. With regular fluoride treatments, sealants, and dental check ups, children's oral health is at an all time high, but their parent’s generation may not have grown up with such high dental standards. Seniors

face many obstacles to overcome in regards to cavity prevention, one of the main obstacles being that so many of their medications have the byproduct of dry mouth associated with them. Saliva is the essential ingredient needed to fight cavity causing bacteria in our mouths. So when we get dry mouth, we are at a significant disadvantage with our fightagainst tooth decay. Try chewing sugarless gum to fight off your dry mouth and future cavities if you do have this issue. 3. You'll Know it if you have a Cavity! - This is a huge myth. Yes, when you have severe tooth decay you'll be able to feel it, but all cavities start out as minor holes and then grow over time. When they are in the beginning stages

you will most likely not feel a thing, maybe not even on the dental check up. This is a good thing because catching cavities in this early stage will help save you a lot of pain and money down the road. This is why going to your regular six month dental cleanings is so important. 4. Tooth Sensitivity means Tooth Decay - Yes, sensitivity could possibly mean this, but it most likely means that you may just have very sensitive teeth, or perhaps you have gum disease and a part of the root may be exposed. You may even have a cracked or broken tooth. There are many reasons for having sensitive teeth, with cavities being one of the more rare causes. 5. There's No Need to Worry about Cavities in Baby Teeth - Even though baby teeth are temporary, you most definitely still need to focus on preventing them. The reason being is that cavities in baby teeth can lead to serious pain and abscesses if left untreated. In some cases this can even lead to infection that could spread to other parts of the body. So yes, you must still have a regular dental hygiene routine for your infant or else risk cavities or something possibly more severe happening as a result. (910) 392-9101 - - facebook. com/bozartfamilydentistry

6C Gazette, March H&R BLOCK from page 2C completely and correctly, and you want the piece of mind that comes with knowing H&R Block is your tax expert. Our local H&R Block has been serving the Pleasure Island community for decades, ensuring that we all have a place to turn when we have questions about our taxes. Owned and operated by Joe and Carol Cholette, H&R Block offers familiar faces and

26th, 2014 a reputation you can trust. They are open on Mondays through Fridays from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and on Saturdays they are open from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The office is open year-round with off-season hours. If you would like to find out more about your local H&R Block tax professionals please give them a call at (910) 458-8232, stop by the office or visit them online at ;

P.I. AUTO from page 2C to be well informed of any issues without pressuring them. They feel there is no job too big or too small. The will do their best to help anyone needing vehicle repair. Pleasure Island Auto is at 396 N. Lake Park Blvd. Carolina Beach, for details or to schedule an appointment, call 910-458-9240. They are

open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and closed on Sundays. Some of their customers like to email, so that they can itemize what is going on with their vehicle, you can email or click contact us on the website. The website is

SUBWAY from page 2C small extra charge. All of their subs are available in 6 or 12 inch sizes or you can also get your favorites on a wrap or salad. Some of the favorites at Subway include their Spicy Italian, the Philly Cheesesteak, the Sweet Onion Teriyaki, and the Subway Club. If that isn’t enough to get your mouth watering and stomach growling then just go online and take a look at a menu with all of the wonderful subs they offer. While most any item you choose on Subways menu is a great alternative to fast food they also offer a great selection of choices on their Fresh Fit and Heart Healthy menus that pack in tons of flavor with very low fat content. Subway now lets you turn any 6” or double meat sub into a chopped salad! Get your favorite Subway flavor combination out of the bread as a delicious salad and eat it with a fork! Subway’s breakfast menu is stacked with incredible options to get you off to a great start first thing in the morning. Subway offers a variety of breakfast sandwiches available on flatbread, or freshly baked sub rolls with your favorite breakfast meats and fresh veggies piled high. “Fluffy egg whites, Black Forest ham, salami and spicy pepperoni come together with bubbly melted cheese for a morning masterpiece worthy of the breakfast hall of fame,” on the Breakfast B.M.T Melt. “Try it today on a hot toasted light wheat English muffin with all your favorite crisp veggies.” Another breakfast

favorite is the “Sunrise Subway Melt” on flatbread with “tender turkey, crispy bacon, Black Forest ham and fluffy egg white under a blanket of bubbly melted cheese.” If you love breakfast so much that you crave it all day then you will be excited to hear that the Subway in Carolina Beach offers the items on their breakfast menu all day and evening. With many delicious breakfast choices Subway is the perfect place to start or finish your day. Subway has plenty of room to eat in with their large and comfortable dining area or they are great when you are on the go and in a hurry. Consider a Subway Platter or Giant Sub for your next party or event. Giant subs are always a crowd pleaser and perfect for your special day. Be sure to bring the kids with you, Subway’s Kids Pack offers a drink, toy and a custom sandwich to your little ones liking! For even more great deals check out Subways ad in the Island Gazette offering readers even more value when dining at Subway. You can contact the Carolina Beach Subway at (910) 458- 3809. If you would like to find out more about Subway restaurants including information about specials, menu items and nutrition please visit them on the internet at Sign up for their newsletter and follow them on Facebook and Twitter for the latest about Subway. Subway is located in Carolina Beach at 700 North Lake Park Boulevard (right beside First Citizens Bank).

A&G BBQ from page 7C at great prices, from an eightpiece chicken to a pound of pork barbecue along with sides. And, of course, save room for dessert. By the way, they are open for breakfast on the weekends.Either eat in or take out, take a break and enjoy some fabulous barbecue or delicious chicken at A&G. The restaurant is at 800 S. Lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach. For details about catering or to place a take-out order, call 910-458-8620. Hours are Tuesday – Friday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

EMPLOYEES from page 4C employees,” her nominator said. “She seeks to include and understand the opinions of all her co-workers and customers.” Employee of Excellence program at New Hanover Regional Medical Center is a

way for the organization to acknowledge the outstanding contributions of their employees. Employees are nominated and selected by their peers for high performance in four key areas: communication, compassion, teamwork and ownership.

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Subway Eat Fresh™ Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Fire & Spice Gourmet located in The Cotton Exchange


A&G Bar-B-Que and Chicken is a great place to go

(Pictured Above): Subway is located in Carolina Beach at 700 North Lake Park Boulevard (right beside First Citizens Bank). You can contact the Carolina Beach Subway at (910) 458- 3809. If you would like to find out more about Subway restaurants including information about specials, menu items and nutrition please visit them on the internet at Sign up for their newsletter and follow them on Facebook and Twitter for the latest about Subway.

(Pictured Above): A&G is located at 800 S. Lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach. For details about catering or to place a takeout order, call 910-458-8620. Hours are Tuesday – Friday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Subway in Carolina Beach is one of Pleasure Island’s favorite restaurants with an incredible menu full of delicious choices for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Subway’s popularity can be attributed to the fact that they offer a healthy alternative to fast food without sacrificing taste or budget. Every Subway sub sand-

A&G Bar-B-Que and Chicken is a great place to go and enjoy a casual, family friendly dining experience with reasonable prices. Owned and operated by Robert and Angela Stalnaker; they make everyone feel like family. You can get anything from pork barbecue, fried chicken, Brunswick stew, fried or grilled shrimp to steak

wich selection comes on your choice from their five mouthwatering freshly baked breads including original Italian, wheat, Italian Herbs and Cheeses, and Honey Oat. You can have any sub toasted and if you are really hungry have their friendly Sandwich artists double the meat for only a See SUBWAY, page 6C

(Pictured Above):Fire & Spice Gourmet is located in The Cotton Exchange at 312 Nutt St., Wilmington. Visit the website at for the online store; like them on Facebook for updated information about the tastings occurs at the store. For details, call 910-762-3050. WILMINGTON – Spring is a time for renewal, time for change, this would be a great time to update your kitchen with some new utensils. The place that has a variety of

kitchen utensils to help in the change is Fire & Spice Gourmet. Tommy Cooper, owner of Fire & Spice Gourmet, is always looking for See Fire & Spice, page 8C

platters that also includes two vegetables. There are also sandwiches such as hot dogs, fried shrimp burger, grilled cheese, hamburgers and thinly sliced rib eye. Some of the vegetables offered are fried squash, fresh collards, fried okra, cole slaw and French fries. Also offered are family-size dinners See A&G BBQ, page 6C

8C Gazette, March FIRE & SPICE from page 7C kitchen items that are unique and just not available in everyone’s kitchen. He offers the new and trendy smaller gadgets to be used in the kitchen. There is a section of items made of silicone which can withstand high temperatures. He also offers cookware, wine racks and wine accessories. There are coastalthemed dish towels and aprons. Cooper began by selling hot and barbecue sauces and seasonings 15 years ago and has grown the business to include local prepared foods, wines along with kitchen items. The store is stocked with a variety of seasonings and sauces from Louisiana, an assortment of barbecue sauces that is unequalled in this area. To make any barbecue or grillfest a memorable event. They also offer several jerk seasonings and sauces for Caribbean foods. There are approximately 700 different hot sauces that range from mild to extreme. These can be used in numerous food preparations. Dry rubs and marinades are also abundant.

26th, 2014 From Texas, there are seasonings for fajitas, tacos, and chili. He also carries locally made salsas, pickles, relishes, jams, jellies, preserves and a really nice local honey. Rum cakes from Kure Beach, toffee from Wilmington, seafood breading, hushpuppy mix, cocktail and tartar sauce from Calabash, garlic butter shrimp and crab boil from Florida, and numerous other regional items are available. The wine selection covers a lot. One section is all North Carolina wines; there is a good offering from California with the traditional European varietals. There are also wines from Italy, France, Germany, Australia and Spain to name a few. Fire & Spice Gourmet is located in The Cotton Exchange at 312 Nutt St., Wilmington. The hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Visit the website at for the online store; like them on Facebook for updated information about the tastings occurs at the store. For details, call 910-762-3050.

March 26th, 2014 Island Gazette  

Island Gazette Newspaper for March 26th, 2014. Established 1978. Serving New Hanover County. Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, Wilmington, Wrights...

March 26th, 2014 Island Gazette  

Island Gazette Newspaper for March 26th, 2014. Established 1978. Serving New Hanover County. Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, Wilmington, Wrights...