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Marines March Across Pleasure Island To Fort Fisher

Vehicle & Moped Collision Monday Afternoon Leads To Fire

More than 150 Marines and sailors conducted a nine-mile hike through Carolina Beach and Kure Beach last week headed to Fort Fisher. During their hike they stopped by the Carolina Beach Elementary School. See page 1-B ...

Carolina Beach firefighters responded to a traffic accident at State Park Road and Dow Road on Monday afternoon March 3rd after a moped and a Toyota 4-Runner collided resulting in both vehicle catching fire. Photo: Carolina Beach Fire Department.

Carolina Beach Adopts Resolution Opposing Seismic Air Gun Testing WILLARD KILLOUGH III | ByManaging Editor

CAROLINA BEACH - The Carolina Beach Town Council unanimously adopted a resolution at their February 28th, meeting opposing seismic air

gun testing for off shore oil and natural gas exploration. During the Council's February 11th, meeting Ethan Crouch - chair for the Cape Fear Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation - asked the Council to consider opposing the use of seismic air guns in the Atlantic

Ocean due to impacts on marine life. According to Oceana. org, "Seismic air guns are used to find oil and gas deep underneath the ocean floor. Air guns are so loud that they disturb, injure or kill marine life, harm

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Carolina Beach To Hold Workshop For Alternate Clarendon Avenue Streetscape Project Options |


CAROLINA BEACH - The Town of Carolina Beach will hold a workshop on March 18, 2014 from 4:00pm - 6:00pm at Town Hall in the Town Council meeting room. The purpose

of the workshop is to discuss the streetscape design options along Clarendon Ave. The Town Council got input from residents at their February 11th, meeting regarding a proposal to install 10' wide multiuse asphalt paths along Clarendon Avenue and Cape Fear Blvd as part of the streetscape

project. The Council voted to move forward with obtaining financing approval from the state and awarding a bid for the project to State Utility Contractors for $6,062,600.00. That includes replacing aging water and

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CAROLINA BEACH - A collision on Dow Road be-

tween a moped and a Toyota 4-Runner Monday March 3rd, resulted in a fire destroying both vehicles. The driver of the Toyota was not injured. The driver of the moped was

taken to the hospital with serious injuries and was moved to the intensive care unit at New Hanover Regional

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State CRC Approves Majority Of Boardwalk Project Variance WILLARD KILLOUGH III | ByManaging Editor

CAROLINA BEACH - The North Carolina Coastal Resources Commission (CRC) approved the majority of a variance requested by the Town of Carolina Beach to renovate their existing oceanfront wooden Boardwalk at a meeting held in Nags Head, NC last week. According to a press release issued by the Town February 28th, the CRC voted to approve the expansion of the existing boardwalk to include doubling the width of the boardwalk lane from 8 Ft. to 16

The State Coastal Resources Commission gave partial approval for a project to renovate the wooden Carolina Beach Boardwalk last week. Ft., renovating the landscaped coves, adding windsails for shading, benches, seating areas, swings, improvements to the sound stage gazebo including a new roof over the

sound stage, and improved beach access points. The CRC also asked the town to make one last

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State Issues Notices of Violation for Five More Duke Energy Facilities

CFPUA To Hold March 12th Public Hearing On Water, Sewer Rates

RALEIGH, N.C. : March 3, 2014 - Aspart ofits ongoing probe into Duke Energy’s coal ash ponds, state regulators late Friday issued notices of violation for five other Duke Energy power plants for failure to obtain a federally mandated National Pollution

WILMINGTON, N.C. The Cape Fear Public Utility Authority (CFPUA) announced the date and time for its public hearing to give the public an opportunity to comment on proposed user rates. CFPUA will conduct a public hearing in the Lucie

Discharge Elimination System, or NPDES, stormwater permit. These notices of violation are in addition to two issued for violations at the Dan River power plant in Eden where a failed 48-inch stormwater pipe caused a massive spill of

coal ash into the Dan River. Duke Energy has 30 days to respond to the notices for the stormwater violations for all six facilities cited. Duke Energy has 15 days to respond to the notice related to the

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Harrell Conference Room, located in the New Hanover County Administration Building, 230 Government Center Drive, Wilmington, North Carolina. The hearing will commence at 9:00 A.M., on Wednesday, March 12, 2014,

at which time any person may be heard regarding water and sewer rates. The Regular Monthly Authority meeting will commence immediately following the Public Hearing.

See CFPUA, page 8-A



Spotlight On Business: NAPA® Auto & Truck Parts

Spotlight On Coastal Cuisine: Pop’s Diner

Southeastern Automotives NAPA® Auto & Truck Parts is one of the areas major suppliers for tools, equipment and parts. See Page 1-C ...

Late nights are back at Pop’s Diner. The restaurant will be open on Fridays and Saturdays until 3 a.m. See Page 7-C ...

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Editorial: Gazette Preparing For Website Redesign but as technology progressed This is the first step in ing. WILLARD KILLOUGH III over the years, it's time to re- bridging the generational gap Therefore, during the re| ByManaging Editor fine the system. between those (including my- design this week I'm open to Readers can already view the Island Gazette online at We are getting ready to roll out a new version of the online edition that will simplify readers' experience while expanding features and amenities. Since the early 2000's the site has been geared to replicate the structure of the print edition. That has worked fine

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Don't Be Gouged By Prescription Costs Dear Editor, I have lived on the Island for over 30 years, and never minded spending a little more at our local stores to keep the dollars on the Island, but what happened recently is outrageous. I needed 10 anti biotic pills,

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Kure Beach Police To Hold Operation Medicine Drop March 15th KURE BEACH - The Kure Beach Police Department will conduct an Operation Medicine Drop on Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at 114 N. 7th Avenue, next to Town Hall. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. This is a chance to dispose of your unused or expired prescriptions or other medications. Operation Medicine Drop is

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peared the moped either ran the stop sign at the intersection of State Park Road and Dow Road or pulled out in front of the 4-Runner and was struck. The moped was drug along the

roadway for over 130 feet after impact ultimately catching on fire and burning both vehicles. The driver of the moped was thrown off into the middle of the road. After the accident

the driver of the 4-runner and a bystander pulled her to the side of the road. The accident was still under investigation Tuesday afternoon.

pality in New Hanover County where a major economic force is tourism related to the coastal environment; and WHEREAS, the Town of Carolina Beach endeavors to be a good steward of the coastal environment and its resources; and WHEREAS, the full impacts of seismic testing as proposed in BOEM Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement alternative A and alternative B are not yet fully understood by scientists, the Oil & Gas industry, or BOEM, and WHEREAS, the Town of Carolina Beach believes that more research should be done to fully understand all impacts of seismic testing and options for mitigation those impacts; and WHEREAS, the Town of Carolina Beach does not believe seismic testing as currently proposed in alternative A or alternative B of BOEM’s Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement is the safest way to map oil & gas deposits in the mid-atlantic region. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the Town Council of the Town of Carolina Beach, North Carolina, is opposed to seismic testing as proposed in alternative A or alternative B of BOEM’s Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement until such time as all testing options are evaluated and proper assurances for the protection of marine life are established. This Resolution adopted the 28th day of February 2014. The resolution came one day after the federal government ruled on the issue. According to Dustin Cranor - Communications Director, U.S. Campaigns for OCEANA - the Federal government had ruled the day before the Council meeting to permit seismic testing in the Atlantic from Delaware to Florida. Oceana is the largest international advocacy group working solely to protect the world’s oceans. Oceana wins policy victories for the oceans

using science-based campaigns. Since 2001, we have protected over 1.2 million square miles of ocean and innumerable sea turtles, sharks, dolphins and other sea creatures. More than 600,000 supporters have already joined Oceana. Global in scope, Oceana has offices in North, South and Central America and Europe. Cranor explained Thursday February 27th, "Today, the United States government released a final proposal to allow the use of controversial seismic airguns to look for oil and gas deposits deep below the ocean floor in an area twice the size of California, stretching from Delaware to Florida. According to the Department of the Interior (DOI), these dynamite-like blasts are expected to injure and possibly kill large numbers of dolphins and whales along the East Coast and disturb the necessary activities of millions more. One species of particular concern is the North Atlantic right whale, the rarest large whale species, of which there are only approximately 500 left worldwide." “By failing to consider relevant science, the Obama administration’s decision could be a death sentence for many marine mammals, and needlessly turning the Atlantic Ocean into a blast zone,” said Jacqueline Savitz, Vice President for U.S. Oceans at Oceana. “If seismic airguns are allowed in the Atlantic, it will jeopardize wildlife as well as commercial and recreational fisheries, tourism and coastal recreation—putting more than 730,000 jobs in the blast zone at risk. In its rush to finalize this proposal, the Obama administration is failing to consider the cumulative impacts that these repeated dynamite-like blasts will have on vital behaviors like mating, feeding, breathing, communicating and navigating." Cranor explained, "Today’s decision comes one week after more than 100 scientists called

on President Obama and his administration to wait on new acoustic guidelines for marine mammals, which are currently in development by the National Marine Fisheries Service. These guidelines are 15 years in the making and aim to provide a better understanding of how marine mammals are impacted by varying levels of manmade sound as well as demonstrate the measures that are needed to protect them. Just yesterday, Sen. Cory Booker (DNJ) and eight additional U.S. Senators sent a letter to DOI Secretary Sally Jewell urging her to hold off on issuing this administrative decision until all of the best available science, including these new acoustic guidelines, can be incorporated." He explained, "With offshore drilling in the Atlantic more than four years away, there is absolutely no justification for failing to include the best available science in this decision,” said Savitz. “Seismic airguns create one of the loudest manmade sounds in the ocean, and we should be doing everything we can to protect marine life from their loud blasts. These devices are loud enough to kill small animals like fish eggs and larvae at close ranges and can disrupt the behavior of large animals like whales and dolphins from up to 100 miles away. It’s as if the Obama administration has learned nothing from the destruction that similar testing has caused off the coasts of Namibia, Australia and Madagascar.” In comments to DOI, Oceana has argued that the federal government has not developed adequate closure areas to protect the migratory corridor and nursery of the critically endangered North Atlantic right whale and has failed to fully consider safer alternative technologies such as marine vibroseis, which is quieter that seismic airguns and has less of an impact on marine mammals.

From page 1-A Medical Center in Wilmington. Police reported that it ap-

Seismic From page 1-A commercial fisheries, and disrupt coastal economies. These dynamite-like blasts—which are repeated every ten seconds, 24 hours a day, for days and weeks at a time—are 100,000 times more intense than a jet engine. Seismic airgun testing currently being proposed in the Atlantic will injure 138,500 whales and dolphins and disturb millions more, according to government estimates." The sound waves that return to the vessel towing monitoring equipment are used to determine if oil or natural gas are located beneath the ocean floor. A crowd of approximately 300 people rallied at Kure Beach Town Hall on January 27th, to voice their opposition to Mayor Dean Lambeth signing a letter in December 2013 supporting seismic airgun testing for off shore oil and natural gas exploration. The entire Carolina Beach Town Council attended that meeting sitting in the audience hearing from residents both in favor and opposition. The resolution adopted by the Council stated, "A resolution of the Town Council of the Town of Carolina Beach North Carolina expressing opposition to seismic testing as proposed in BOEM PEIS OPT A and OPT B." The resolution stated: WHEREAS, seismic testing as proposed in the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (“BOEM”) Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement alternative A and alternative B has the potential to harm marine life; and WHEREAS, seismic testing as proposed in BOEM Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement alternative A and alternative B has the potential to impact recreational and commercial fishing; and WHEREAS, the Town of Carolina Beach is a munici-

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CFPUA From page 1-A Mike McGill - Chief Communications Officer - explained, "Because we are not proposing changes to our fixed charges for water and sewer, the proposed overall increase percentages for an average bill range from 1.9% to 7%." Currently the fixed bimonthly rate for a 5/8" or 1" meter is $25.81 for water and $29.10 for sewer. In addition to the fixed rate, the cost per 1,000 gallons of water consumption is $3.42 and $4.21 per 1,000 of sewer treatment per month. McGill explained, "The overall increases proposed range from 10 cents to 41 cents per thousand gallons for water and 16 to 55 cents per thousand gallons for wastewa-

Boardwalk From page 1-A attempt to work closely with one property owner north of the existing boardwalk to attempt the resolve outstanding issues and return to them to make a presentation at a future meeting. According to the release from the Town, "The CRC is supportive of the merits of the expansion project and is interested in giving the opposing property owner the opportunity to become a project supporter. The Town has the support of residents and business owners who are excited to be able to offer an improved boardwalk providing visitors with a variety of recreational, cultural and educational amenities. The boardwalk has proudly

Streetscape From page 1-A sewer lines and the streetscape project. The Council left the door open to make changes to the project on aspects such as a multi-use paths before finalizing it later this year. Following replacement of aging underground water and sewer lines the Town plans to repave Cape Fear Blvd. From Canal Drive to 3rd Street on Cape Fear there will 10-foot wide sidewalks along either side of the road next to public parking. From 3rd Street to Dow Road on Cape Fear Blvd there will be a 10-foot wide asphalt multi-use path on the south side separated from the road by a 5 foot grass area, trees and additional lighting. On Clarendon Avenue there will be a 10-foot multi-use asphalt path on the south side of the road from 4th Street to 6th Street. The path will switch to the north side of Clarendon Avenue from 6th Street to Dow Road because existing poles and landscaping are too close to the road and would cost to much to relocate. Also, Mike Chappel Park would increase costs if the path were located on the same side of the road and the park is located on Federal land. On 5th Street from Clarendon north to Cape Fear Blvd, a new 5 foot wide sidewalk will be installed separated from the road by a small grass area. The plan is part of a Town wide bike and pedestrian route to connect areas of Town such as the School, State Park, Downtown area and others. The plan

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ter. One important note, even with the highest rate proposal, one gallon of water would still cost four-tenths of one cent. Treating a gallon of wastewater would cost one-half of one cent." Copies of the proposed rate models are available online at and will be available for review at the office of the Authority Clerk, on March 6, 2014. Any person unable to attend the hearing and wishing to comment in writing regarding said rates should do prior to March 28, 2014, by mailing comments to the Authority Clerk, 235 Government Center Drive, Wilmington, North Carolina, 28403, or via email to donna.pope@ The proposed increases are the result of an 8% decrease in consumption. In January

2014 the Board of the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority (CFPUA) approved an amendment to CFPUA’s Fiscal Year ’14 Operating Budget, reducing it by $1.2 million to account for a significant decline in water consumption, and the resulting revenue it generates. The move formally adopted actions first taken by the Authority’s staff last fall, which responded to the initial signs of the declining consumption and revenue by proposing reductions in the operating budgets of all departments. After the proposals were made, those funds were moved into a reserve so they could be reduced by the Board or reinstated, depending on levels of consumption and revenue. Both consumption and revenue continued to decline or leveled off during the first six months of the fiscal year.

When the $37.5 million operating budget for FY ’14 was developed, CFPUA took into account the drops in consumption and revenue the Authority experienced last year. The decreases reflected trends found at the state and national levels, with several factors contributing to the declines. Among the factors are consumer conservation, widespread usage of lower-flowing devices and appliances, reaction to pricing changes and local weather events. In CFPUA’s case, a particularly wet summer in 2013 significantly contributed to the reduction in consumption at the start of the 2014 fiscal year. In January Jim Flechtner, CFPUA Executive Director said, “The action taken today is the right and responsible way to address changes in water consumption while

we move forward with the need to renew or replace our aging infrastructure,” and, “Fortunately, the fine work of CFPUA staff helped us to manage these changes without reducing service.” The amendment passed by the Board in January reduced

water revenue by $900,000 and wastewater revenue by $300,000 for a total of $1.2 million. (Residential wastewater charges are capped at 30,000 gallons, where water charges are not capped, resulting in the difference in the amounts of the reductions.)

been featured by CNN, FOX News and USA Today as one of America’s Most Awesome Boardwalks. The town is moving forward with bidding out the entire project in the next month and looks forward to a showcasing a Boardwalk everyone will be proud of." The project would replace the existing wooden boardwalk within a setback area governed by coastal development regulations. The Town was aware of the issue and submitted a permit application in late 2013 anticipating the permit would be denied and then require them to request a variance from state regulations. In December Robb Mairs with the North Carolina Division of Coastal Management denied the permit request stating in a letter, "This decision is based on my findings that

your request violates NCGS 113-120(a)(8) which requires that all applications be denied which are inconsistent with CAMA guidelines. Specifically, the development for which you applied consists of replacement and expansion of the existing public beachfront boardwalk, including associated amenities, proposed within the minimum setback (measured 60 feet from the first line of stable vegetation (FLSNV), or 30 times the shoreline erosion rate of 2 feet/year.)." According to state regulations, with some exceptions, "No development, including any portion of a building or structure, shall extend oceanward of the ocean hazard setback distance." The law allows such uses as campsites, driveways and parking areas with clay, packed

sand or gravel, elevated decks not exceeding a footprint of 500 square feet, beach accessways and other uses with minor impact. The Town applied for a variance from the rule to permit the project due to the unique nature of the wooden boardwalk and a need to provide public beach access in the area which is the spirit and intent of coastal regulations. A portion of the variance request stated, "The variance requested by the Town of Carolina Beach will preserve substantial justice. The construction of the proposed Boardwalk will preserve substantial justice by affording those without private access to the public trust lands with safe and convenient access. The proposed Boardwalk will preserve substantial justice by creating safe and

convenient handicap accessible access to the public trust land." The existing boardwalk was constructed in 1989 prior to the adoption of current coastal regulations and is a unique amenity along the North Carolina coast. The project cost is estimated at approximately $1,603,000 part of which will be funded through a $250,000 Water Resources grant from the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources that requires a $250,000 match from the Town and a $603,000 CAMA grant from the State Division of Coastal Management. Last summer the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners approved a grant to the town of $500,000 towards the project. Part of the project extends the existing boardwalk along

the beachfront north to Pelican Lane. Mr. Averette owns an oceanfront home within that area and expressed opposition based on concerns of increased foot traffic and noise in front of his property. Mayor Dan Wilcox said Tuesday the Town had already worked to address Averette's concerns by eliminating overhead lights and replacing them with lower profile lights in addition to other changes. He said the Town will work to address the property owner's concerns and return to the Coastal Resources Commission for further consideration most likely at their next meeting in May. He said the project will move forward and the Town will soon put the project out for bid with the extension as an alternate bid.

also interconnects with a route south to Kure Beach. According to Assistant Town Manager Ed Parvin, the Town has held four informal workshops to give the public opportunities to express concern about the upcoming infrastructure/ streetscape upgrades planned for Cape Fear, Clarendon, and 5th Street. Parvin explained in January, "Planning for the streetscape was a vetted process that started with the development of the town’s 2011 Bicycle Multi-use Plan. Implementation has become possible with the need to replace infrastructure in the oldest residential part of Carolina Beach." The estimated costs for the streetscape project are: Cape Fear Blvd & Lake Park Intersection: $64,000 Cape Fear Blvd: - 10' walkways from Canal to 3rd: $330,000 - Multi-use path from 3rd to 6th: $150,000 - Actual street: $570,000 Total for Cape Fear Blvd: $1,050,000 Clarendon Ave from 4th Street to Dow Road: - Multi-use path: $250,000 - Actual street: $335,000 Total: $585,000 Parvin said the path on Clarendon would connect to a planned future extension of a multi-use path along Dow Road south to Kure Beach as part of the 2011 Bicycle Multi-use plan. The eastern end the path has several destinations to include the school, Carolina Beach Lake, downtown, and the ocean. Parvin explained the path crosses Clarendon at 6th Street because properties west of 6th

street on the south side of Clarendon have power poles, ditching and landscaping located in close vicinity to the street. In order to avoid excessive costs associated with moving these features the path was relocated to the north side of the street from 6th to Dow Road. To alleviate safety concerns and create traffic calming in this area a striped/elevated crosswalk will be located on Clarendon where the path crosses to the north side of the street. Parvin explained the project will not be paid for with grant funding. The Town will finance the project by obtaining a loan and look for future grant opportunities. Parvin explained, "Existing driveways will be “saw cut” to install the new utilities and multi-use path. Once above and underground infrastructure is in place the driveway will be replaced from the road to the multi-use path with concrete. The portion of the driveway from the multi-use path towards the property line will also be replaced with the same materials as the existing driveway." He said the project will possibly remove trees in residents’ yards explaining, "We have conducted several workshops... so the neighbors can address concerns with staff. In some instances your tree may be able to be saved by moving or rerouting the path around the tree. In some instances the trees will have to be removed. Each tree can be reviewed on a case by case basis." Parvin explained the paths will be asphalt and using concrete would add an additional $2 per square foot for "ap-

proximately $50,000 more, or $300,000." The Council held a public hearing and discussed the project at their February 11th meeting for over an hour and a half. Numerous residents spoke on the project. Steve Stanton has served for seven years on the Citizens Advisory Committee with the Wilmington Metropolitan Transportation Organization (WMPO) and in a prior survey 65% of people were interested in using their bikes or walking for recreation, exercise or running errands. He said, "The one thing that did become apparent though is that they also indicated the impediment for not being able to achieve that was the lack of safe passage ways they could use to do that traveling on. Multi-use trails have become very common throughout the country." David Smith said, "I'm not against having places to ride bicycles but I am against wasting money at this time to be building them. If you drive up and down Atlanta Avenue which is one of the main roads that comes to our school, we no longer have pot holes on that road, we have wash tub holes at this time and getting worse." He said, "We do not need to be spending money on bike lanes when our streets are this bad. If we do not have the funds available to maintain our traffic streets that we drive on to take our kids to school, go to the store, shopping, etc, then how are we going to have money to maintain this other stuff that ya'll are wanting to put in place. It does not make sense." Council member Sarah Friede said traffic around the school

is unsafe and she's had vehicles driving on sidewalks while she was walking with her child. Councilman Steve Shuttleworth said, "In the last couple of years the discussion had revolved around safe routes to schools, the ideas of increasing safe transportation from Mike Chappel Park to the Lake" and the Carolina Beach Elementary School. He said, "When you mix kids into that traffic pattern with widened asphalt, it became problematic" and transportation experts said the Town needed a multi-use path in the Clarendon Avenue area. The Council voted unanimously to move forward with obtaining financing approval from the Local Government Commission and awarding a bid for the project to State Utility Contractors for $6,062,600.00. That includes replacing aging water and sewer lines and the streetscape project. Council agreed to direct Town staff to look at alternatives for the Clarendon Avenue Streetscape and agreed they could make changes to that portion of the project later this year following additional workshop meetings to look at other options. The Council could reduce the amount of the project at a later date without having to obtain additional financing approval. Mayor Dan Wilcox wanted to make sure there would be another vote to leave the streetscape portion of the project as approved, not do it, or modify the plan. New Design Options: Ryan Hambleton - Manager of Civil Engineering for Stewart Inc - presented alternate options to the Town on February 28th for the Clarendon Avenue por-

tion of the streetscape design. For the current Design (10’ wide trail w/ 8’ grass strip), estimated at a cost of $217,286, Hambleton explained, "This option is based on the current design and bid option. This option provides a 10’ wide asphalt trail with an 8-ft wide grass verge or strip for separation between pedestrian / bicycles and vehicular traffic. The plan does not include any street trees and attempts to save as many existing champion trees as possible. In addition the trail is designed to cut through all existing driveways and a new concrete driveway apron and 5’ extension will be provided at all existing lot entrances." Option 1A and 1B at an estimated cost of $201,675 would provide an 8’ wide trail with a 3' to 5’ grass strip. This option reduces the width of the trail and grass strip. The smaller trail would allow for bicycle and pedestrian traffic with a minimal separation between the two and vehicular traffic. The smaller trail would reduce capacity (passing a pedestrian or two on a bicycle would be more difficult). Option 2: (Bike lanes with 5’ sidewalk). This option, at an estimated cost of $349,496, separates the pedestrian and bicycle path with on-street bike lane and a separate sidewalk. The total impact to the existing street yard(s) of the house lots is similar or slightly more than the current design. The Town will hold the next workshop on March 18, 2014 from 4:00pm - 6:00pm in the Town Council meeting room at Town Hall to get input from citizens.

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Pack 210 Hosts a Day of Pinewood Derby Racing

GSM Marines follow in the footsteps of their predecessors Story by Lance Cpl. Shawn Valosin

More than 150 Marines and sailors with General Support Maintenance Company, 2nd Maintenance Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group conducted a nine-mile hike through the townships of Carolina Beach and Kure Beach Feb 27. The hike was used to train and educate the Marines about the Civil War battle of Fort Fisher and allow them to walk in the footsteps of those who have fought and laid down their lives for this great country. See MARINE page 13B

This past Saturday Cub Scout Pack 210 and the Carolina Beach Presbyterian Church hosted a day of pinewood derby racing. The morning started off at 7:30am for the official weigh-ins and inspections for two local Girl Scout Troops who participated in their first ever Powder Puff Pinewood Derby Race. After lunch it was time for the boys to race. They were all excited to use the new track that is the largest in three counties. Also new to the Pack 210 Derby racing circuit was the 1st Annual Corporate Derby Race. Local schools, businesses and organizations raced for the title See DERBY page 20B

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

Operation Medicine Drop Coming to Kure Beach Local event collecting medications for safe disposal On Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, the Kure Beach Police Department will give the public another opportunity to prevent accidental poisonings, abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous

expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your medications for disposal to the Kure Beach Police Department at 114 N. 7th Ave., Kure Beach, NC 28409. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Since 2010, over 1600

sites have collected over 53 million dosage units of medication during take back events statewide. Operation Medicine Drop is an effort coordinated by North Carolina Department of See MEDICINE page 13B

Back to the Beach Classic Car Parade & Car Show March 28th for the Parade & Show 29th 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

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

Federal Point Masonic Lodge #753 sponsored their annual winter blood drive on Feb. 24th

(Pictured Above): Masonic Brother Ed Jones of Carolina Beach donates his life saving blood with a smile. Federal Point Masonic Lodge # 753 sponsored their annual winter blood drive on February 24th, 2014. The lodge is located on the corner of Harper and Fifth Street in

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

Carolina Beach. Thanks to the brothers of the lodge and local community for their support. This blood drive exceeded our expectations and goals for units See BLOOD page 13B

Donations sought for April 12 Island Women Yard Sale 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

Tickets for the Island of Lights Fashion Show available March 1st


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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Wilmington Cape Fear Rose Society Meets March 8th The Wilmington Cape Fear Rose Society will meet on Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 9:30 am at the New Hanover County Arboretum, located at 6206 Oleander Drive, Wilmington. The program will be the led by Julie Ford of Back Yard Wild in Southport, on attracting and caring for birds in your garden. Birds are important pollina-

tors for many flowers and plants, they eat bugs that can harm plants and spread seeds to assist plants survival. Thus, attracting birds to your garden is an important role for all gardeners. For more information, please call WCF Rose Society Member Carol Noble at 259-5845 or visit our website

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

3rd Annual “Pets Rock” Fundraiser & Silent Auction The doctors and staff of Atlantic Animal Hospital & Pet Care Resort (AAHPCR) are hosting the 3rd Annual “Pets Rock” Fundraiser & Silent Auction benefiting Coastal Animal Rescue Effort (CARE) for New Hanover County’s homeless animals in medical need. The lively event will be held on Friday, March 21st, 7:00pm at the Terraces on Sir Tyler Drive across from

Wilmington’s Mayfaire Town Center. Local television celebrity, Frances Weller will emcee the festivities. For a $40 per person donation, guests will enjoy culinary contributions from favorite local restaurants like Szechuan 132 and Terrazzo’s, live musical entertainment by Mezza Voce, all while bidding on great items from Torri/Bell, Seagrass Salon See PET ROCKS, page 16B

A Charity Benefit for Meals on Wheels coming up in June 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 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 recSee MEALS, page 17B

Azalea Coast USA Dance Monthly Social Dance & Lesson March 8th Greetings! AZALEA COAST USA DANCE Monthly Social Dance & Lesson Join us Saturday March 8th for an evening of social ballroom dance and a basic group dance lesson at the New Hanover County Senior Center, 2222 S. College Rd., Wilmington, NC. Group lesson given by Verna Jordan from 6:45 to 7:30PM. No partner

necessary for the lesson. Open dancing to our own custom mix of ballroom smooth and latin music from 7:30 to 10:00PM. Admission $8 members, $10 non-members, $5 military with ID, $3 students with ID. Contact 910799-1694 or e-mail Further details at:

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

Museum Hosts Star Luncheon Reach for the Stars Luncheon Thursday, March 20th

Kiwanis Club 3rd Annual Spring Summer Rummage Sale The Kiwanis Club of Wilmington is conducting a Spring Rummage Sale on Saturday, March 25, 2014 from 8:00am to 2:00pm at the Brigade Boys and Girls Club, 2759 Vance Street in Wilmington. The event is free and open to the public. Shop for tools, toys, clothes, fishing gear, electronics, sporting goods, small appliances, and much more. Participants can

purchase items or sell their own by renting a space for $15.00. Those wishing to donate items for the club to sell can drop them off on Saturday, March 15 in the parking lots at Lowes Foods at Monkey Junction or BB&T at Hanover Center on Oleander Dr. from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. For information call Jamie at 352-7334 or go to

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.

Kure Beach Parks and Recreation Program Tennis Ladder Kure Beach is developing a tennis ladder. The Level of play will be 2.5 to 4.0. The format will be a 2 out of 3 sets with a ten point tiebreaker. It will be a singles format. Both players bring a can of tennis ball and the winner gets the unopened can. Play will be on any courts that both players agree. You may challenge up or down three people. Failure to accept the challenge will put the challenger in your spot and you move down one spot. The starting date will be March 12, 2014. All results

and ladder information will be posted on the Display Board near the tennis courts. Please send your name and level to Bob Fitzsimons at one of the two addresses below. The cost is just $5.00. Checks made payable to Town of Kure Beach. For more information or questions call Bob at either (910) 458-8216 or (910) 200-6025. Tell your friends about the ladder and get them to sign up also. The more the merrier! parks@townofkure, or

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

um. Purchased in 1995, Starlab has seen thousands of visitors from every third grader in New Hanover County (free of charge) to educators at See MUSEUM, page 17B


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.

New Session of Watercolor Wednesdays begins February 12th Attention budding artists – the next 4-week session of watercolor painting classes will begin on Wednesday, the 12th of February. These classes are taught by Kure Beach’s own award-winning International artist Ken Withrow. All classes are held at the Kure Beach Community Center with Beginner classes running from 9:30 am – 11:30 am and Intermediate classes from

12:30 pm – 2:30 pm. The cost to participate is $30 per person. Registration forms can be found on our website,, or at Town Hall. Bring your completed registration form along with your payment to the first class. For more information and a list of supplies needed, please visit our website or call Town Hall at (910) 458-8216.


WILMINGTON, N.C. – An integral part of Cape Fear Museum’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programming is its Starlab, a portable planetari-

P.I. Calendar of Events for 2013

CAROLINA BEACH • Monday, March 17, 2014: Membership Meeting. 7:309:00 pm. Richard Neal, owner of the Frying Pan Light Tower will share some video clips and images of the facility over the years as well as during the current restoration. 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. 7:30See MEETING, page 9B

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

animals. Participants also observe aquarists during daily care and maintenance tasks. This limited opportunity is only open to 10 participants. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes and be prepared to smell fishy. For ages 10 and older. Ages 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $25 for ages 13 and older, $23 for ages 1012. Aquarium admission included. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. • EXTENDED BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR Wednesdays, March 5, 19 at 2 p.m. and Fridays, March 14, 28 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. See Aquarium, page 17B

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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. Acts 2:42; 46-47 reads, "They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people." What a great concept! Worship and a meal together! This is what mid-week Lenten

services will look like at Kure Memorial Lutheran Church, generally speaking! Join us on Wednesdays beginning March 12 at 6:00 p.m. in our fellowship hall off North Fourth Avenue between K and L Avenues. We will gather at our tables for fellowship, prayer and a song or two. We will then bless and break the bread, the body of Christ of Holy Communion. We will then See MEMORIAL, page 17B

Kure Memorial Lutheran Preschool is NOW Enrolling Kure Memorial Lutheran Preschool is now enrolling preschoolers for the 2014/2015 year. Classes are available for 2, 3, and 4 years of age with two year-old class meeting Tuesdays and Thursdays, three year-old class meeting Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and four year-old class meeting Monday through Thursday. The preschool offers children a fantastic opportunity to get a jump-start on their education and prepare them for

their scholastic future. You are invited to explore the possibilities at the Kure Beach Memorial Lutheran Church Preschool. Call (910)409-5572 or email kmlc.preschool@ today and inquire about enrollment for the 2014/2015 school year. Kure Memorial Lutheran Church is located at 112 N 3rd Ave in Kure Beach. Keep an eye out in the Island Gazette for additional information about the nonprofit preschool.


Scam/Fraud Education planned for March 4, 2014 at Scott Hills The Cape Fear Elder Abuse Prevention Network invites you to attend our Modern Times, Modern Crimes “Protecting Yourself from Scams and Frauds”. This “free of charge” education will have many wellknown speakers including: Elaine Marshall, NC Secretary of State, Caroline Farmer with

the NC Attorney General’s Office, and our local District Attorneys; Ben David and Jon David. You will leave with powerful knowledge so you can avoid being a victim of scams and fraud! Registration begins promptly at 8:15 AM and program runs 8:45 AM – 3:00 PM. See SCAM, page 17B

SEASIDE CHAPEL 105 Dow Road (910)458-9283 • Carolina Beach, NC

Dr. Moore to Speak at Seaside Chapel on March 9th CAROLINA BEACH - Dr. Mike Moore will be giving his testimony on coming “Back from the Dead” on Sunday, March 9th 2014 at 11:00am.

Seaside Chapel in Carolina Beach welcome all to attend. The Church is located on the corner of Charlotte Avenue and Dow Road.

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

PASTOR GROGG’S FINAL SERMON MARCH 9TH Reverend Keith Andrew Grogg, pastor of Carolina Beach Presbyterian Church since 2000, has been called to Montreat Presbyterian Church in Montreat, North Carolina. His

guidance and charisma have had many positive effects on the church as well as the Carolina Beach and Wilmington communities. While at Carolina Beach See GROGG, page 17B

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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Lady Eagles make it to 3rd Round of the State Tournament before lossing to MIllbrook

• 2/24 – Ashley 51 Clayton 38 – The Eagles got off to a slow start in this game and found themselves 2-points behind in front of a home audience by the end of the 1st quarter. However the ladies got things together by halftime after outscoring Clayton 13-8 in the 2nd quarter, which gave them a 27-24 lead. After halftime the Eagles stepped up the defense and held Clayton to just 5-points, while the offense picked up 11 bringing their lead up to 38-29. In the final quarter the Eagles continued to pull away from Clayton outscoring them again 13-9 this time to take the win 51-38, HIGHSee Girls B-Ball, page 13B

did an outstanding job, throwing 5+ innings, followed in relief by junior Donovan Francis. We struck first in the 3rd, scratching a run across, which was promptly answered by the Patriots. With a 1-1 game, Cully hit the first Ashley homerun of the season, putting

Ashley ahead 2-1. After an error, a walk, and a double by West to gain a 3-2 advantage, Donovan entered the game and got out of a jam. We then quickly loaded the bases in the top of the 7th, with an error, and 2 walks. Dakota Perryman then tied the game with a sac

fly to left, followed by a sac fly off the bat of William Noxon for the go-ahead run. Donovan avoided slight trouble in the bottom of the 7th to pick up the win for the Screaming Eagles. Cully paced the bats with a double and a homerun, Shane See BASEBALL, page 9B

Pearsall. Junior, Lauren Kruszon added another goal in the first half, finishing an outside shot, bringing the score to 2-0 Eagles at half. Opening up scoring in the second half was

sophomore, Lindsey Williams. Charlotte Pearsall followed up with another goal in the second half bringing the score to 4-0. The Eagles were able to maintain a shutout with solid play

out of the flat back four and keeper, Kenedy Green. The Eagles will host Cape Fear Academy on Thursday at 5:00pm.

Boys Track win Season Opening Meet 109 to 19 over South Brunswick In the Shot Put Alex Banoczi was the first to break a 10 year old school record with a throw of 48'4.5" and placed 3rd. Russell Corbett re-broke the record on his next throw with a mark of 48'8.5" to place 2nd. In the discus Alex Banoczi placed 2nd with

a mark of 132'5" and Russell Corbett was 3rd at 131'4". Bruce Kopka was first in the pole vault with a jump of 12'00. Daniel Suggs was 2nd with 10'6" and Diego Abraham was 3rd. Ben Jackson won the High Jump with a 5'4". Nathan Leli and Montiqe

McKoy tied for 3rd at 4'10". Zack Smith won the 110m hurdles with a time of 18.54 and Alex Pearsal placed 3rd with a 20.18. Diego Abraham placed 1st in his debut of the 300m hurdles with a time of 49.92. Zack Smith and Ben Jackson went 2 and 3. Zan

Richardson was 1st in the 100m with a time of 11.3 and Charles Dent finished 3rd at 12.29. In the 200m Zan Richardson finished 1st at 23.13 with Damien Batts in second and Robert Penna Welch in 3rd. Rylee Smith See Boy’s Track, page 9B

Girl’s Track win Season Opening Meet 99 to 22 over South Brunswick In the relays the 1600m relay placed 1st with a time of 5:12 seconds. The 3200m relay finished in 1st with a time of 11:19. The 800m relay placed 1st with a mark of 1:57.53.

WILMINGTON, NC (February 26, 2014)- The UNCW Surf Club is excited to announce the resurgence of the Cape Fear Surf Fest this spring. Taking place in Carolina Beach, NC, March 22-23, 2014 this year’s event will incorporate a unique twist to the traditional surf contest: Surf Shop Team and Open Team divisions. Teams will be comprised of four surfers each, and go head to head, to compete for year-long bragging rights and special awards. Each Surf Shop team must include a surfer over the age of 30, a surfer under the age of 16 and two others of their choice, who are on their current team. The Open Team division can be comprised of four surfers of any age. Other event divisions will include: Open Shortboard Pro, Single Fin Longboard Pro, Womens Open Longboard, and Womens Open Shortboard. The Pro divisions will have cash prize purses for the finalists. The 2014 Cape Fear Surf Fest is a fundraiser supporting the UNCW Surf Team and their travels to participate in the National Scholastic Surfing Association (NSSA) East Coast Championships in Florida, as well as the NSSA Nationals in California. Over the past several years, the UNCW Surf Team has had great success at these contests, including winning the East Coast Championships for the last five years. The team is comprised of another talented roster of surfers this year, including: Shane Burn (current NSSA Men’s Collegiate

Champion), Michael Casper, Cobi Christiansen, Paul Cole, Alexis Goss, Alek Rockrise, Nick Rupp (current NSSA National Champion), Michael Uzzell, Zach Valenti, Darsha Pigford, and Airlie Pickett, who look to be in good contention for the national title this year. In addition to a fundraiser, it is the Surf Clubs’ goal to provide an exciting, family-friendly, community event, which can be sustained by the club for years to come. The UNCW Surf Club invites all surf shops in Wilmington and the surrounding area to participate in the Shop Team division. Current participating teams include: 17th Street Surf Shop, CB Surf Shop, Southend Surf Shop, Surf City Surf Shop, and Sweetwater Surf Shop. There is space for 12 Surf Shop teams and 10 Open teams. Slots will be filled on a firstcome, first-serve basis. Interested participants can pick up entry forms at their local surf shops or e-mail for a printable copy. About the UNCW Surf Club: With its earliest foundations dating back to 1977, the UNCW Surf Club is a young and rising organization since its recent renewal in 2001. The purpose of the UNCW Surf Club is to provide a surf-oriented, recreational, instructional, competitive, and conservation-minded organization for current UNCW students, faculty, and staff. For more information on the history of the Surf Club, please visit

10th Annual Steve Haydu St. Patrick’s Lo Tide Run

Lady Eagle’s Varsity Soccer Team Open Season with 4-0 Shutout The Lady Eagles soccer team traveled to Terry Sanford in their season opener on Tuesday. The Eagles were first on the board with a goal by senior, co-captain Charlotte



Eagles Varsity Baseball start off Season with 2 Straight wins • 2/27 – Ashley 4 West Carteret 3 - The Screaming Eagles baseball team traveled to Morehead City on Thursday, looking to start the season on a high note. On a cold, windy day, we sent our starting catcher, Cully Crott, to the mound, for his first varsity start. Cully

Cape Fear Surf Fest Returning to Carolina Beach March 22-23

In the field events Heather Keck won the Pole Vault with a jump of 10'00". In the Shot Put Morgan Targhetta won in her debut with a throw of 23'10.5" she also went on to win the

Discus with a Mark of 70'7". Lea Stronillo was 2nd with a mark of 65'1". The 100m hurdles saw Gina Bonini with a run of 21.32 and Katie Carter in 2nd with a

22.17. The 300 hurdles Katie Carter won 1st with a 1:06 and Gina Bonini came in 2nd at 1:07. Jamie Stacey won the 100m with a time of 12.85 and See Girl’s Track, page 9B

The 10th Annual Steve Haydu St. Patrick’s Lo Tide Run is back again in Carolina Beach on March 15, 2014. Early race registration is currently open through March 1 for the 5K and 10K at The cost to register early is $30 for the 5K/10K or $25 with a military or student ID. After March 1, the cost to register increases

to $35. T-shirts are only guaranteed to those who pre-register, so don’t hesitate, because this year's design will be a must have! A popular registration option is creating or joining a team, special awards are given for team spirit, size and fastest time. All proceeds from registration fees, sponsors and individSee LOTIDE, page 16B

YCC Beach Dash has been rescheduled for March 22nd The Wilmington Family YMCA is pleased to announce that the YCC Beach Dash has been rescheduled! The 1st ever YCC Beach Dash will take place on Saturday, March 22nd at 6:00pm. The Dash will take place at Shell Island beach strand on Wrightsville Beach. This Beach Dash is a fun family friendly event for all ages!

Every participant will receive a participation medal and the first 200 registrants receive a t-shirt! The YCC Beach Dash will have six obstacles and blast stations throughout the course. The six obstacles will consist of a tunnel crawl, noodle forest, agility run, wall climb, balance beam and slide. The blast stations are See Beach Dash, page 17B

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

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Tournament begins this Week 6-8 Age Division - Island Montessori School 14 Lazy Pirate 30, Carolina Beach Reralty 17 P.I. Exercise Club 10, CBPD 26 Island Tackle & Hardware 10; 9-11 Age Division - CloudWyze 24 Hines Senior Center 20, Kure Beach Pier 22 El Cazador 33, Mid-Atlantic Drilling 11 Nikki’s Gourmet & Sushi 23, CB Subway 28 CBDI 38; 12-14 Age Division - Costco 43 Superior Medical 32, Michael’s Seafood 22 American Legion 34; 15-17 Age Division - Allied Pest Control 48 Blackburn Brothers Seafood 39, CBPD 56 Hamm Hearing Aid 69;

(Pictured Above & Below): In the 9-11 Age Division Kure Beach Pier took on El Cazador.

AREA SPORTS SCHEDULE Pleasure Island Rec. Center’s Youth Basketball MARCH 6TH 6:30pm #1 Costco vs. #4 Michael’s Seafood 7:30pm #2 Superior Medical vs. #3 American Legion MARCH 7TH 6:30pm #1 Blackburn Bros. Seafood vs. #4 Hamm Hearing Aids 7:30pm #2 Allied Pest Control vs. #3 C.B.P.D. MARCH 8TH #1 Carolina Beach Realty & #2 Lazy Pirate NO Games! 10:00am #4 P.I. Exercise vs. #5 Island Tackle & Hardware 11:00am #3 CBPD vs. #6 Island Montessori School 11:00am #1 Cloudwyze vs. #8 Kure Beach Pier 1:00pm #4 CB Downtown Initiative vs. #5 El Cazador 2:00pm #2 Nikki’s Gourmet & Sushi vs. #7 Mid Atlantic Drilling 3:00pm #2 Hines Senior Center vs. CB Subway

6-8 YEAR OLD AGE DIVISION (Pictured Above & Below): In the 9-11 Age Division CloudWyze and Hines Senior Center played to see who would take 1st.

Name: Carolina Beach Realty Lazy Pirate CBPD P.I. Exercise Club Island Tackle Island Montessori

W/L 9-0 8-1 5-4 3-6 1-8 1-8

F 0 0 0 0 0 0

PTS 177 199 165 103 103 64

PA 91 108 100 141 164 194

OT 0 0 0 0 0 0

SK 8 3 -1 1 -4 -3

9-11 YEAR OLD AGE DIVISION Name: CloudWyze Niki’s Gourmet & Sushi Hines Senior Center CB Downtown Initiative El Cazador CB Subway Mid Atlantic Drilling Kure Beach Pier

W/L 9-0 7-2 6-3 6-3 4-5 2-7 2-7 0-9

F 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

PTS 286 218 238 227 194 225 191 122

PA 171 138 191 206 174 267 252 315

OT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

SK 9 5 -1 3 2 -5 -3 -9


BY: SHAWN R. MCKEE Staff Writer Week 9 12-14 Age Division • 6:30PM – Costco vs. Superior Medical – After a even 8-8 1st quarter Costco was able to take a 5-point lead into halftime after outscoring Supeior 10-5 in the 2nd quarter. After halftime Costco’s defense

allowed just 4-points while their offense picked up 12points to take a 13-point lead. In the final quarter Superior was able to start making a come back but Costco was able to connect on their free throws which helped them keep their lead and take the win 43-32. HIGHLIGHTS: Costco: #1 Bradley Plyler 20,#4 Brandon Plyler and #10 Fisher Waggett See PIYL, page 19B

Name: COSTCO Superior Medical American Legion 129 Michael’s Seafood

W/L 9-0 4-5 3-6 2-7

F 0 0 0 0

PTS 392 314 295 331

PTS 279 340 328 373

OT 0 0 0 0

SK 9 -1 1 -5

15-17 YEAR OLD AGE DIVISION Name: Blackburn Brothers Allied Pest Control CBPD Hamm Hearing Aids

W/L 6-3 6-3 5-4 1-8

F 0 0 0 0

PTS 324 365 332 281

PTS 259 319 328 350

OT 0 0 0 0

SK -1 3 -2 1

W/L = Win / Loss, F = Forfeit, PTS = Points Scored, PA = Points Allowed, OT = Overtime, and SK = Win/Loss Streak.


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CAPT MIKE HARRISON Lucy’s Choice Bay Charters

This story is a “re-run” from Hook Like & Sinker last September. I’m printing it again because it’s been a very wintery winter, and this memory makes me feel good. I hope it will do the same for you. “I took some time one day this week to go fishing with my oldest, best friend, Bill Simmons. He’s not really all that old; Just that I’ve known him since we were both curtain climbin’ rug-rats. Our goal was to run down the river and fish We fished for Sea Mullet. around the mouth of the river, moving here and there, deep holes, oyster beds, rocky areas, sandy bottoms, shelly bottoms… looking for the Sea Mullet ( aka Whiting, Virginia

Mullet ) We didn’t catch the first one! That’s not to say we didn’t have any fun though. We had a great time! We caught a couple of nice Sheepshead, lots of croakers, pigfish, pinfish, one puffer and a small flounder. Plenty of action to keep us busy and happy we were there. As the old ad used to say, “try it, you’ll like it!” A can of vienna sausage, pack of Nabs, a SunDrop; double hook bottoms rigs and fresh shrimp for bait; a sunny afternoon with a good friend. Life is good! We kept some of the bigger fish in the live well until we started home. Then we decided neither of us really felt like cleaning fish so we let them go. I bet they’re still there, waiting for you!” Wishing you the best, Capt. Mike Harrison Lucy’s Choice Bay Charters

(Pictured Above): Looks like Jeff Wolfe is still keeping inventory on the Reds.

(Pictured Above): Got-em-on’s Disabled Fishing Tournament will be May 16 at Kure Beach Pier.

Waters close to Commercial and Recreational Spotted Seatrout Harvest MOREHEAD CITY –North Carolina will close all coastal and inland waters to commercial and recreational spotted seatrout harvest at noon Wednesday and remain closed until June 15. N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries Director Louis Daniel issued a proclamation today closing all coastal waters after

cold stun events were confirmed on Friday and Saturday in several coastal rivers, bays and creeks. Cold stun events were confirmed in the Pamlico, Alligator, Pungo, Scuppernong, Trent, Neuse and Cape Fear rivers; Chocowinity, Blounts and Chadwick bays; and Slades, Bath, Cahooque, Hancock and Spooners creeks.

Under N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission rules, the spotted seatrout season automatically closes in inland waters when it closes in adjacent coastal waters. Cold stun is a naturally occurring event. When waters cool during the winter, spotted seatrout move to deeper, warmer waters in the estuaries

and ocean. But if there is a large drop in water temperature over a short period of time, the fish may be stunned or die from it. Studies have found that cold stun events can have a significant impact on spotted seatrout populations. Under the N.C. Spotted Seatrout Fishery Management Plan, if a signifiSee HARVEST, page 17B

Wildlife Commission Schedules Crappie Fishing Seminar in Fayetteville RALEIGH - Due to requests from local officials, The North Carolina Department of Transportation has changed the date and location of the Ferry Toll Public Hearing in Southport. That meeting will now be held on Tuesday, February 18th in Southport

City Hall, 201 E. Moore Street from 7:00-9:00 pm. At the hearing, a formal presentation will start the meeting. Following the presentation, the meeting will be open for statements, questions, and comments. Anyone wishing to speak should register to do so

at the sign-in table prior to the presentation. Please arrive about 30 minutes early to allow time to sign in. Those who cannot attend one of the meetings may submit written comments to any time before the end of business February 28..Written com-

ments carry equal weight to verbal comments at the meetings. In 2013, the North Carolina General Assembly mandated that new ferry acquisitions be funded through Strategic Transportation Initiative funding or by revSee CRAPPIE, page 17B

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Scholarships now Available Women interested in learning outdoors skills through hands-on experiences may be eligible for scholarships through the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Becoming an OutdoorsWoman (BOW) program. Scholarships cover up to 80 percent of registration fees, which range from $10 to $225, depending on the duration and nature of the workshop. Funding assistance is provided through the Mel Porter Scholarship Fund, which is supported by contributions from previous BOW participants. The deadline for scholarship applications is two weeks prior to respective workshop dates. Preference is given to first-time participants who are full-time students, single parents of young children, and members of low-income households. Eligibility is determined by scholarship application and workshop registration. BOW is an international program for women, 18 and older, conducted in North Carolina through the Wildlife Commission. Upcoming BOW See Fly Fishing, page 16B

(Pictured Above): Scholarships are available to eligible participants interested in attending one of three Becoming an Outdoors-Woman workshops this spring, including a FlyFishing Weekend at Davidson River Campground in Brevard.

Wildlife Commission Adds No-Wake Zone Boundaries to Online Boating Map The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has added no-wake zone boundaries for all public water bodies to its online interactive Boating Access Area map. No-wake zones are areas where vessels are required to

travel at a speed that creates no appreciable wake. Although many people associate no-wake zones with coastal waters, these zones can be found on many public bodies of water across the state and at

Commission-owned or managed boat ramps. Boaters can find nowake zones on the map by zooming in on a body of water. The no-wake zones, depicted in tan, can be selected to view See NO WAKE, page 16B

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GIRL SCOUT NEWS It’s Not Too Late for Girl Scout Cookies! There’s still time to buy Girl Scout Cookies here in New Hanover County and surrounding areas. The sale has been extended until March 9 due the inclement weather that slowed down sales and delivery of the goodies. Don’t know a girl who’s selling? Want Girl Scout Cookies? Just go to, enter your zip code, and find a listing of cookie booths near you. Or just go to your favorite search engine and type in ‘Girl Scout Cookie Locator.” Who knew it could be so easy? Want to win a year’s worth of Girl Scout Cookies? They could be yours. Just grab your cell phone, download the official Girl

Scout Cookie Finder app, and share your favorite cookie on Twitter today. Contact: Rebecca Taylor, Media Coordinator, 910-763-7149 or Debbie Todd, Membership Services, 910-231-0750 In New Hanover County there are 90 troops with almost 1000 girl members, ages 5-18. Currently there are 450 adult volunteers helping these girls learn that “there is greatness in every girl.” For more information and to donate your time or other resources or to find a troop for your daughter e-mail or call Debbie Todd at or 910-231-0750.

Ms. Lookingbill’s Class CBES Students Hold Creates Fairy Houses Winter Clothing Drive

5th grade student Kloie Duggan recently held a Winter Clothing drive for locals in need. She made the proposal to the School’s Principal Ms. Wartel who gave her the go ahead under the direction of Ms. Saunders. Kloie came up with the idea after being inspired by her Grandmother who always helps others and her Church Haven Ministries. Kloie headed the drive and enlisted fellow students Steven, Grace, Kevin and Bronson who were all just as serious about

This week Mrs. Lookingbill's kindergarten students entered the imagination of author and illustrator Tracy Kane as they discovered the wonderful world of Fairy Houses. Fairy Houses are small structures for fairies and nature’s friends to visit. Made from sticks, bark, dry grasses, pebbles, shells, feathers, seaweed, pinecones and nuts the homes are put together with all See Fairy House page 9B

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

can do your part! Box Tops for Education and Campbell’s Soup Labels: Please cut the Box Top's for Education from your food items 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 beach See SPIRIT, page 9B

the cause as she was. Together they collected gently used and new blankets, coats, pants, boots, gloves, socks and more. With donations from staff and students the group collected two bins full of winter clothing and donated to Carolina Beach’s Island Cottage that helps those in need on Pleasure Island. Kloie is a very driven young lady, she is the Captain of her cheer team and in the future she wants to open a Thrift Store for the homeless and those in need.

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!

NHCS Announces Revised Make-Up Schedule New Hanover County Schools (NHCS) will use the following make-up schedule for the four days missed due to winter weather. These dates have been approved by the New

Hanover County Board of Education. For traditional schools and Eaton Elementary school calendars (Codington Elementary will be an exception since they

were closed an additional day to serve as an emergency shelter): • Friday, February 14, 2014 was a full instructional day instead of a half day for students.

• Friday, March 28, 2014 will be a full instructional day instead of a half day for students. • Thursday, June 12, 2014 See MAKE UP, page 17B

New Hanover County Schools Presents the 25th Best Foot Forward New Hanover County Schools (NHCS) proudly presents the 25th annual BEST FOOT FORWARD Performance on Friday, March 14, 2014, at 7:30 p.m., in New Hanover High School’s

Brogden Hall. New Hanover County’s brightest and most talented students from sixteen schools will showcase the arts curriculum through dance, drama and music. Jon Evans of WECT-Channel 6 will serve as

the host for the show. Best Foot Forward features performances integrating special effects and uplifting music from pre-kindergarten, elementary, middle and high schools. For its golden anniversary, Best

Foot Forward coordinators have planned special surprises and guests from past shows for an evening of entertainment for the whole family. This year's participating See Best Foot, page 9B


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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.

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 nour-

ish 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 ingredients through beginner knife skills, proper food handling, introduction to the chemistry of cooking and exploration of See 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.

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.

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.

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.

MEETING from page 2B 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 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 GENERAL PUBLIC. They are held at the Federal Point History Center, 1121-A North Lake Park Blvd. (Just south of the Carolina Beach

SPIRIT from page 7B 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 anoth-

er 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.

BEST FOOT from page 7B schools include: Ashley High , Bellamy Elementary, Carolina Beach Elementary, Castle Hayne Elementary, Forest Hills Elementary, Gregory Elementary, Hoggard High , Holly Shelter Middle, Howe Pre-K Center, Laney High , Murrayville Elementary, New Hanover High School, Ogden Elementary, Parsley Elementary, Roland-Grise Middle and Snipes Academy of Arts & Design. A visual arts exhibit, highlighting works from students in

all grade levels, will be displayed in the lobby of Brogden Hall. Guests will be entertained by the New Hanover and Laney High Schools’ jazz band beginning at 7:00 p.m. Producers are Georgeann Haas, Arts Education Supervisor and Valita Quattlebaum, Chief Communications Officer. Artistic Director is Johannes Bron, and Technical Directors are Sheila Bron and Paige MacGovern. Ticket Information - General admission tickets for the show

are $10 each and are available for purchase through all participating schools. Tickets can also be purchased at the NHCS Administration Building, located at 6410 Carolina Beach Road, beginning Friday, February 28, 2014. DVDs of the show can be pre-ordered the night of the performance or through the Public Relations Department. For more information about Best Foot Forward, call the NHCS Public Relations Department at (910) 254-4245 or

BASEBALL from page 4B Shepard added a double, and Donovan contributed as well, with the first triple of the season. Our record now stands at 1-0 on the young season. • 2/28 – Ashley 4 Pender 0 The Ashley baseball team was back at it again tonight in some frigid weather for our first home game against Pender HS.

Noah Borntrager got the nod on the bump tonight, and was very effective for 5 innings, allowing only 1 hit, a single in the 2nd inning. The Eagles struck first in the opening inning, as Cole Slocum scored on an RBI double off the bat of Donovan Francis. That was all the run support we would need, as

Noah dominated on the mound, and was relieved by sophomore Trevor Price, who finished out the game. Donovan went 2-3 for the Eagles, and had the only extra base hit in the game. Cole Slocum, Dakota Perryman and Jesse Goyne also added singles. The Eagles are now 2-0 after this 4-0 win.

BOYS TRACK from page 4B was 1st in the 400m with a time of 53.3. Damien Batts was 2nd and Nick Hancock was 3rd. In the 800m Rylee smith was 1st with a 2:14. Stephen wilson was 2nd and Vaughn Rizzo was 3rd. The

1600m had Daniel Lancaster in 1st with a 4:52. Joe Harty was 2nd and David Fletchner was 3rd. Daniel Lancaster came back for the 3200 and won with a time of 10:46. Joe Harty was 2nd and will mayo was 3rd. In the relays the

3200m placed 1st at 8:53. The 800m relay was 1st with a 1:36. The 400m relay was 1st with a 49.19. The 1600m relay was 1st with a 3:55. The Boys and girls are home again on this Thursday at 4:30.

GIRLS TRACK from page 4B Destiny Godfrey was 3rd with a 13.91. Jamie won the 200m with a time of 27.3 and destiny was second with 27.75. Destiny Godfrey won the 400m with a time of 1:08.2 and Jamie Stacey was 2nd with a time of 1:08.3. Alyssa Yaw was 3rd with a time of 1:14.

The 800m had Julia Boudrau place 1st with a time of 2:42 and Jessica Penaloza was 2nd at 3:36 and Eliana Fragos was 3rd at 3:36.1. In the 3200m Sara Silika was 1st at 13:07, Rylee McIntyre was 2nd at 14:57. In the 1600m Julia Boudreau was 1st at 6:08, Sara Silika was 2nd at 6:12,

and Meghan Chinn was 3rd with a 6:48. The lady Eagles had a great 1st meet. They will be Back in action at home on Thursday.

Gazette, March 5th, 2014 9B Fairy House from page 7B them to go outside and connect natural materials. Students col- with the natural world, nurturlected materials they could find ing care and respect for the then split into groups each environment. For more inforbuilding their own Fairy House mation on Tracy Kane and her around the school grounds. The books or to see how you can simple challenge of creating a build your own Fair House visit fairy house gave students a her website at www.fairyhousunique activity that encouraged


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Gazette, March 5th, 2014 Girls B-Ball from page 4B LIGHTS: Chyna Cotton 18points, shooting 605 from the field, 17 rebounds, and 2 assists, Felecity Havens 11points, 5 rebounds,3 assists, and 7 steals;Morgan Davis 13points shooting 66.7% from the field, 4 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 steal and a pair of blocks; Kaili Rich 4-points, 5 rebounds; Brittany Butts 2-points, 2 steals, 4 rebounds; Taylor Butts 2-points, 1 assist and 3 rebounds; and Penka Heusinkveld 1 point and 1 assist. • 2/26 – 2nd Round of the State Playoffs - Ashley 47 Jack Britt 39 – The Ladies were able to breakout to a early lead against visiting Jack Britt 11-6 after the 1st quarter in the 2nd Round of the State Playoffs this past Wednesday. The Eagles continued to play tough defense allowing jack Britt just 8-points in the 2nd quarter giving them a 11-point lead by halftime 25-14. After halftime neither team was able to make any ground after a 9-9 3rd quarter. Jack Britt never gave up and even cut the lead to single digits before the final buzzer ended the game. The Eagles won by a final score of 47-39. HIGHLIGHTS: Felecity Havens 30-points, 12 for 16 from the free throw line, 2 rebounds and 2 assists; Morgan Davis 7-points, 4 steals, 1 assist

and 12 rebounds; Chyna Cotton 6-points, 4 blocks, 4 steals, a assists, and 12 rebounds; Kaili Rich 2-points, 1 steal, and 2 rebounds; Brittany Butts 2points, 1 steal and 1 rebound; Taylor Butts a rebound; Penka Heusinkveld 2 reboundsl and Carly Higgins 1 steal and 1 reboun. • 2/28 – 3rd Round of the State Playoffs - Ashley 48 Millbrook 53 – Despite outscoring Millbrook in 3 of 4 quarters in this game they still came up short. The Eagles were able to take a slight 2-point lead after the 1st quarter 12-10 and after another close 13-12 2nd quarter the Ladies were clinging to a 3-point lead 2522. After halftime the ladies had there 1 quarter they wish they could get back. Millbrook

BLOOD from page 1B of productive blood collected. Our last blood drive resulted with 21 units of blood collected by the American Red Cross Blood Drive staff. There were 26 units of blood collected at this drive which exceeded the set goal of 23 units. According to the Red Cross, these collected units of blood will provide assistance for more than 90 individuals in need. The blood drive started at 1 p.m. and was scheduled to end at 5 p.m. The Red Cross nurses did not finish with the last donor until past 6:30 p.m. Though they were exhausted at the end of the drive with non-stop donors

present all day, they were also very excited with the turnout. The Masons of Federal Point Lodge #753 want to thank, first of all, the citizens of Carolina and Kure Beach and New Hanover County for taking time out of their day to donate the gift of life for someone in need. We also greatly appreciate the support given by the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce staff, and the lodge brothers and their spouses. If I have forgotten anyone, rest assured that your effort was appreciated and contributed to this successful event. The lodge will continue to sponsor blood drives for the

MARINE from page 1B “A lot of times we don’t know as Marines what happened in the civil war or how we were involved with it,” said 1st Lt. Joseph P. Strumolo, the company commander of General Support Maintenance Company, 2nd Maintenance Bn., 2nd MLG. “By doing this hike I wanted to give my Marines the chance to see where they’ve come from and why it is important to learn about history because, inevitably, it repeats itself.” Marines and sailors with the company hiked with approximately 70 pounds of gear at a

pace of three miles per hour, stopping at historical locations for professional military education lectures. During the hike the company passed Carolina Beach Elementary School, where students and teachers lined the street waving American flags, holding handmade signs and cheered the service members on. “I thought it was great to see the Marines hiking,” said Carter Atkinson, a student from CBE. “They make some of the biggest sacrifices just to make hundreds of people safe. It’s really helpful for all of us who can’t fight in the war.”

MEDICINE from page 1B Insurance, Safe Kids North Carolina, NC State Bureau of Investigation, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, Riverkeepers of NC and local groups to prevent accidental poisonings, substance abuse and protect our waters. With unintentional poisoning deaths on the rise in the state, Operation Medicine Drop reminds parents and caregivers to: Keep medicines locked up and out of reach of children. Always read labels, follow directions and give medicines to children based on their weights and ages. Only use the dispensers packaged with children’s medications. Avoid taking medicine or vitamins in front of kids, and don’t call them candy. If you suspect poisoning and a child is choking, collapses, can’t breathe, or is having a seizure, call 911. Otherwise, take the product to

the phone and call the national Poison Help hotline at 1-800222-1222. For more information about Operation Medicine Drop, go to or contact the Kure Beach Police Department at (910) 458-7586.

was able to outscore the Eagles 15-6 in the 3rd quarter giving them the lead 37-31. In the final quarter the ladies hope for a come back was fought off by a tough Millbrook team and after a 17-16 4th quarter

Millbrook won by afinal score of 53-48. HIGHLIGHTS: Felecity Havens 25-points, 10 for 13 from the free throw line; Chyna Cotton 14-points, 2 free throws; Morgan Davis 5points, and Taylor Butts had 4.

Pleasure Island community and their neighbors. Out next Blood Drive will be scheduled sometime towards the end of July. Notifications will be sent out

and we look forward to this continued support. Attached are two pictures of donors who gave their time to help people in need.

Once passed the school the company navigated through local neighborhoods with an escort from the Carolina Beach Police department. Residents waved, shook hands, and thanked the Marines and sailors for their service. The hike culminated at the Fort Fisher Museum. Once there, service members removed their cumbersome loads and toured the facility.

“It was great going through the historic landmarks and seeing all the sights, said Cpl. Hasani Ferraro, an Amphibious Assault Vehicle Mechanic with GSM Co., 2nd Maintenance Bn., 2nd MLG. “You can hear about battles all day, but actually being there and closing your eyes and picturing what actually happened there on that day really hits home.”



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16B Gazette, March CHOWDER from page 1B the Band will conclude at 5:00 pm. During the Chowder CookOff, enjoy live music and 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 ,

5th, 2014 chowder-tasting (and voting) between 11:30am and 4:00pm, but make sure to arrive early while the chowder is abun-

dant. Contestants will be judged for “People’s Choice” “Judges Choice” “Best Decorated” and “Most

Enthusiastic.” For more information please call the Chamber at 910-458-8434 or email at

call 1-800-210-9569 or register online. Friends and family can register, too! Visit for more information. Harris Teeter: Link your VIC card at Harris Teeter and a portion of the proceeds from your sale will be donated to our school. Before your sale is processed you must mention your school code, 4714. Visit

ault.aspx?pageId=292 for more information. Target: Target will donate 1% of all purchases made using your Target Visa or your Target Guest Card to our school. On the Target site type in our school name. Visit 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.

PET ROCKS from page 2B and Day Spa, Orbita, Silver Coast Winery and many more. To sponsor or donate taxdeductible auction items, corporate or personal gifts, or time as a volunteer, please contact Heather Blount at 910.256.2624, or visit AAHPCR located at 1808 Sir Tyler Drive in Wilmington. ABOUT CARE - Atlantic Animal Hospital formed the entirely volunteer based 501(c)(3) Coastal Animal Rescue Effort (CARE) to provide the resources to treat injured or ill homeless and rescued animals until they are well enough to be placed up for adoption. While there are many

excellent non-profit groups in our community that rescue and re-home dogs and cats, they lack the funds and facilities to treat rescued animals with serious illness or injuries. An inordinate number of animals are euthanized every year, not only because there are not enough people willing or able to adopt a rescue animal, but also due to the lack of medical care available to homeless animals. CARE’s immediate goal is to expand services to help more animals in need. This estimated $2 million endeavor includes future plans to build the first and only veterinarian run, no-kill animal shelter in Eastern North Carolina.

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.

FLY FISHING from page 6B workshops for which scholarship money is available include: Fly-Fishing Basics, March 22, at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center, Fayetteville; FlyFishing Weekend, April 4-6, at the Davidson River Campground, Brevard; and, Becoming an OutdoorsWomanWeekend, April 11-13, at the Eastern 4-H Center, Columbia.

“Scholarships have helped women take part in rewarding, confidence-building experiences they otherwise couldn’t afford,”said BB Gillen, state BOW coordinator. “These are partial scholarships only, based on need. Recipients are asked to pay the remainder of the registration fee.” More information is available by contacting Gillen at 919-218-3638 or

LOTIDE from page 4B ual donors are distributed to recipients selected by the volunteer board of directors to assist local cancer victims in financial need. On March 19, 2005, the first St. Patrick’s LoTide Run was a wonderful success. Unfortunately, Steve lost his battle with cancer in May 2005, but this event lives on his name continuing to provide aid and financial support to area residents battling cancer. The recipients are New Hanover County residents diagnosed

with cancer and are without medical insurance or in financial need. All donations are tax deductible. More than $53,000 was distributed directly to sixteen recipients from the proceeds of last year’s race. The impact in their lives of getting much needed financial help from their community is worth running for. The 10th annual race would not be possible without the continued support of our amazing sponsors, the growing number of participants, and our loyal volunteers.

NO WAKE from page 6B more information about them. “This is the first time we’ve mapped no-wake zones,” said Erik Christofferson, chief of the Commission’s Division of Engineering and Lands Management. “This new feature added to the Boating Access Area map will be useful for boaters who want to know where the zones are, particularly if they’re already out on the water, using a smart phone or other mobile device.” The Commission was authorized by the N.C.General Assembly to

establish water safety rules, including no-wake zones, solely to help protect the safety of boaters on public waters. Nowake zones established by the Commission are published in the North Carolina Administrative Code. Several zones have been established by Session Laws of the General Assembly. The Commission maintains more than 240 free boating access areas on 80 public bodies of water across the state. For more information, including nowake zones in North Carolina, visit the boating page.

MAKE UP from page 7B will be a full instructional day instead of a half day for students. • Friday, June 13, 2014 will be a half day and the last day of school. • There will be no Saturday make-up day on February 22, 2014 as previously announced. • Fifteen minutes will be

added to the start and end of each school day for a total of 30 additional minutes per day, for four weeks, starting Monday, March 3, 2014, through Friday, March 28, 2014. This will add ten instructional hours back into the calendar. Early College calendars will be adjusted as needed in accordance to their college affiliation.

HARVEST from page 6B cant cold stun event occurs the Division of Marine Fisheries will close all spotted seatrout harvest. The intent of the closure is to allow the fish that survive the cold stun event the maximum change to spawn in this spring. Peak spawning occurs in May. Seafood dealers will have until Feb. 12 to dis-

pose of unfrozen spotted seatrout taken prior to the closure. For more specifics on the closure in coastal waters, see Proclamation FF-9-2014 at /web/mf/proclamations. For more information, contact Chip Collier with the Division of Marine Fisheries at 910-796-7291 or Chip.Collier@

COOKS from page 8B 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

MEAL from page 2B ognized 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@ or 910-458-5962 or

CRAPPIE from page 6B enue-raising initiatives such as tolling, advertising, and concessions. The General Assembly also mandated that all tolling increases be requested by the regional Rural Planning Organizations (RPOs) or Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) before being approved by the Board of Transportation. In its December meeting, the Board of Transportation approved a tolling methodology which tolls routes by distance travelled and raises approximately five million dollars a year for ferry replacement. This methodology includes the establishment of tolls on the Hatteras-Ocracoke, CurrituckKnotts Island, BayviewAurora, and Cherry BranchMinnesott Beach routes, as well as increases in tolls on the

Southport-Fort Fisher, Cedar Island-Ocracoke, and Swan Quarter-Ocracoke routes. The proposed rate changes can be found on NCDOT's Ferry website. All money collected will go only toward new ferry vessels. After the public hearings, the RPOs/MPOs will decide whether to accept the toll changes For more information about the upcoming meetings, please contact Jamille Robbins, NCDOT - Human Environment Unit at (919) 707-6085 or NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who want to participate in these hearings. Anyone requiring special services should contact Jamille Robbins as soon as possible in order for arrangements to be made.

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

SCAM from page 3B You must pre-register to attend!! A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. The flyer describing this event can be found on our website at: Contact Janeen Padavich at 910-395-4553 or to pre-register today.

LUNA 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

BEACH DASH from page 4B full of surprises that you will run into on race day! Registration is open on keyword: YCC Beach Dash This event is the ending of the 2013 YCC Run Series and the beginning of the 2014 YCC Run Series. This yearlong series consists of nine events across Coastal Carolina. Seven 5ks, one 10k, and one family obstacle course. Participation is the key! The more races you run, the more the muscles burn, the faster the legs turn, the more points you earn! Take an adventure across

Coastal Carolina ranging from Ocean Isle Beach, Shallotte, Wilmington, and Jacksonville to compete alongside a variety of eager athletes of all ages. Points are earned by participation and by award placement. You must participate in 2 events to compete in the series. Join us at the YCC Beach Dash for your chance to start earning points for the YCC Run Series If you would like more information contact Aileen Sutton at the YMCA at 604-6456 or visit our website

GROGG from page 3B Presbyterian Church he led the congregation in the acquisition of adjacent property and through a building expansion project that added new Sunday School rooms and a large fellowship hall. The increase in the church’s physical structure allowed the growth of church membership. Pastor Grogg encouraged a strong music ministry which led to the purchase of a Rodgers 588 digital organ and new hymnals. He sang in the choir and frequently played his guitar during church services, Vacation Bible School and to shut-ins and nursing home residents. He also expanded the church’s programs and added an

8:30 Sunday morning service. In the wider community he has been active in the Wilmington Ministerial Roundtable and the UNCW Campus Christian Fellowship programs. He saw that CBPC partnered with UNCW to sponsor and participate in the first Interfaith Conference. Pastor Grogg’s final sermon at Carolina Beach Presbyterian Church will be Sunday, March 9. There will be a reception in the fellowship hall following the 11:00 service to honor his many years of service in the area and to send him on to his next church with the congregation’s and community’s love and best wishes.

MUSEUM, from page 2B UNCW’s Center for Education in STEM. Fourteen years of use and travel have taken a toll on the Starlab. Replacements parts and bulbs are no longer made for the Starlab, so parts must be recovered from used equipment. The Starlab is extremely outdated – it identifies Pluto as a planet. Many stars have worn off the program disks and the projection is dull and out-ofdate. To replace the Starlab, the Museum researched and compared portable systems and chose the Digitalis Zeta System, a digital planetarium system, at a cost of $40,000. The digital technology used in a Digitarium system offers more flexibility, capability and cost effectiveness than portable analog (pinhole) systems like the Museum’s existing Starlab. To raise funds to purchase a new portable planetarium by the start of the 2014-2015 school year, Cape Fear Museum is hosting a Reach for the Stars Luncheon on Thursday, March 20, 2014 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Union Station Building at

Cape Fear Community College. A savory lunch prepared by Middle of the Island will be served. Author and humorist Celia Rivenbark will entertain us with fun and uplifting stories. Museum educators will provide demonstrations in the existing Starlab. Reach for the Stars luncheon tickets are $37 each and table sponsorships are available. To make a reservation, contact Cindy Anzalotti at 910798-4372 or 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 under 3 and for museum members. New Hanover County residents’ free day is the first Sunday of each month. More information:

Gazette, March 5th, AUTISM from page 4B ported by the Autism Society of North Carolina and GHA Autism Supports in Coastal North Carolina. For over 40 years, the Autism Society of North Carolina has helped individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. For over 35 years, GHA Autism Supports has provided residential, day and community services for residents of North Carolina with a primary diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. A successful event needs support provided by volunteers. Last year, over 50 volunteers

2014 17B assisted throughout the morning to ensure a successful and fun event for all. Volunteers will receive a race day t-shirt along with a chance to make a difference in the life of an individual with autism. If you’re interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities please email Ginger Longino at vlongino@ To sign up, donate or start a team go to today! For more information, contact Macy Russell at (919) 8655051 or send Macy an email at See you at the race!

MEMORIAL from page 3B share a soup supper together. Once we have finished eating, we will have a reading, message or short Bible study, pray together, sing another song or two, and conclude with the wine, blood of Christ of Holy Communion. What a great way to share a meal togtether, bookended by the elements of Holy Communion! I pray that this will be a meaningful time together and time of worship. Please come and join us ... bring your friends and neighbors as we gather for a meal, scripture, fellowship, breaking of bread and prayer! God's

blessings to you this Lenten season. Also remember we will have a traditional Ash Wednesday service beginning at 7:00 pm. on March 5. All who attend will be invited forward for the imposition of ashes during the service, and we will also celebrate Holy Communion. Hope you can make it for this meaningful service. Sunday Schedule - 9:00 Sunday School; 10:00 Worship; 11:00 Fellowship Time; 4:30 Youth Group; Surfin' on God’s Grace,Pastor: Dan Keck 910-458-5266

AQUARIUM from page 2B 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, March 6 at 10 a.m. – Crabs and Thursday, March 20 at 10 a.m. – Sharks, Skates and Rays Creatures come alive in this story-telling and critter-creating program. For ages 3-5. Fee: $14 per child. Aquarium admis-

sion included. Parents pay admission only. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED. The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher is located just south of Kure Beach, a short drive from Wilmington, on U.S. 421. The site is less than a mile from the Fort Fisher ferry terminal. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission:$10.95 ages 13-61; $9.95 62+ and military; $8.95 ages 3-12. Free admission for: children 2 and younger, registered groups of N.C. school children, and N.C. Aquarium Society members. General information:


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Albino Alligator Makes a Move

Whale of a Weekend at Aquarium March 1 & 2

(Pictured Above): A young visitor learns about whale anatomy during the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher’s Whale of a Weekend, March 1st and March 2nd. The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher hosts the second annual Whale of a Weekend, Saturday, March 1 and Sunday, March 2. Dive into the wonderful world of whales and dolphins through hands-on education stations to engage visitors of all ages. Explore a humpback whale's family tree. Try out a blubber glove. Join the ranks of whale superhero. Solve a mystery as a dolphin detective and much more. In addition, marine mammal

experts from around the state share their knowledge and experience. All the fun of Whale of a Weekend is free with Aquarium admission. 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

(Pictured Above): A natural-colored American alligator swims with Luna, an albino alligator, in a shared habitat. 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 LUNA, page 17B

Aquarium Introduces Toddler Tuesdays

(Pictured Above): Sea urchin at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Photo courtesy NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher.

(Pictured Above): Luna, an albino alligator, floats in her new habitat.

KURE BEACH – The North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher introduces Toddler Tuesdays to beat the frosty February blahs. Pint-sized visitors will enjoy coloring and

crafts, as well as free play with toys and books, offered in the Freshwater Wonders from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 to 4 p.m. Little ones and their caregivers can gather to hear a fish

Gazette, March 5th, 2014 PIYBL from page 5B 6-points each, #11 Rocco Farmintino and #3 Aidan Lafferty4-points each, and #13 Jacob Hardison 3-points. Superior Medical: #14 Jacob Reeves 9, #12 Jarod Tanner 7, #11 Josh Stewart and #15 Jeffery Murphy 4-points each, #13 Thomas Blankenbeckler 3, #10 Nicholas Burghardt and #4 Jantzen Hartsell 2-points each, and #2 Peyton Blankenbeckler 1. • 7:30PM – Michael’s Seafood vs. American Legion Post 129- The American Legion broke out to a big 9-4 lead after the 1st quarter of this game. However in the 2nd quarter the American Legion’s defense stepped it up and allowed just 1 3-pointer meanwhile their offense picked up 12-points bringing their lead to 21-7. After halftime Michael’s was able to cut into the American Legion’s lead after a 8-4 3rd quarter. In the final Michael’s was unable to stop American Legion’s offense losing by a final score of 34-22. HIGHLIGHTS: Michael’s Seafood: #14 Tyler Tranchon 9, #10 Ethan Graves and #2 Austin Johnson 4-points each, #13 Skii Bollinger 3, and #3 Matt Heglar 2. American Legion Post 129: #3 Elijah Akins 11, #12 Kyle Carpenter 10, #13 Ryan Bailey 8, #10 Ben Stout and 11 Cade SmithMartin 2-points each, and #15 Morgan Carpenter 1-point. 15-17 Age Division • 6:30PM – CBPD vs.Hamm Hearing Aids – Hamm jumped out to a 6-point lead after the 1st quarter in this game 17-11. But by halftime CBPD was able to cut that lead down to just 1-point after outscoring Hamm 19-14. After halftime CBPD was able to tie up the game at 48-48 after a close 18-17 3rd quarter. In the final quarter Hamm stepped up their defense allowing just 8points, while their offense

picked up 21-points to take the win 69-56. HIGHLIGHTS: CBPD: #11 Connor Garnette 29, 34 Shawn Weakley 12, #14 Braelyn Little 9, and #2 Cameron Seyer 6. Hamm Hearing Aids: #5 Dustin Hancock 36, #12 Ryan Hardison 12, #4 Scott Best, #10 Anthony Gabriele, and #2 Hawthorne Hamm 4-points each, #14 Jacob Miles and #11 Brandon Nestasia 3-points each, #3 Nash Best2, and #13 Larry Davis 1. • 7:30PM – Allied Pest Control vs. Blackburn Brothers Seafood – Allied was able to breakout to a early 6-point lead after the 1st quarter, In the 2nd quarter Allied was able to increase their lead to 13-points after a 12-5 2nd quarter bringing the score to 26-13. After halftime Blackburn Brothers was able to get their offense going and picked up 18-points putting them within 2-points of Allied. In the final quarter Allied was able to pull away and after 9 of their 15 points in the quarter from the free throw line they had the win 48-39, HIGHLIGHTS: Allied Pest Control: #14 Josh Johnson 20, #13 Keegan Callhoun 11, #4 Daniel Farriss and #1 Sean Anderson 6-points each, and #11 Jacob Graves 5. Blackburn Brothers Seafood: #11 Donovan Francis 11, #14 Julian Blackburn 10, #10 Logan Loftin 8, #5 Kyle Dowling and #3 Justin Blackburn 4-points each, and #12 Brice Eller 2points. 6-8 Age Division • 9:00AM – Island Montessori School vs. Lazy Pirate – Lazy Pirate jumped out to a early 8-4 lead in this game after the 1st quarter. In the 2nd quarter Lazy Pirate was able to add 2 more points to their lead after outscoring Island Montessori 6-4. After halftime Lazy Pirate went on an 8-0 run throughout the 3rd quarter giving them a 22-8 lead. In the

final quarter Lazy Pirate was able to again outscore Island Montessori School 8-6 giving them the win 30-14. HIGHLIGHTS: Lazy Pirate: #13 Khalil Kelly 10, #14 Carter Grace and #1 Isaiah Hunter 8points each, and #10 Owen Morini and #12 Davonte Thursby 2-points each. Island Montessori School: #13 Keaton Green 10 and #14 Brian Graybush 4. • 10:00AM – Carolina Beach Realty vs. P.I. Exercise – Carolina Beach Realty started off this game with a 4-0 run throughout the 1st quarter. In the 2nd quarter PI Exercise Club was able to cut a point off of Carolina Beach Realty’s lead now at 6-3 going into halftime. After halftime Carolina Beach Realty again came out with a strong defense holding PI Exercise scoreless in the 3rd quarter, while their offense picked up 8-points. In the final quarter PI Exercise Club was able to cut into Carolina Beach Realty’s lead after outscoring them 7-3 but it wasn’t enough and Carolina Beach Realty won their 9th game of the season 17-10. HIGHLIGHTS: Carolina Beach Realty: #14 Terrell Parker 9, #5 Parker Kitts 4, and #Cane Mehling and 311 Josh Gaskell 2-points each. P.I. Exercise: #11 William Griffen 4 and #14 Chan Dozier and #10 Layth Monroe 3-points each. • 11:00AM – CBPD vs. Island Tackle & Hardware – Island Tackle got off to a good start after taking a 1-point lead by the end of the 1st quarter 43. However in the 2nd quarter the CBPD went on a 10-0 run to take a 13-4 lead at halftime. After halftime CBPD brought their lead to 11-points after outscoring Island Tackle again 4-2. In the final quarter CBPD again outscored Island Tackle 9-4 to take the win 26-10. HIGHLIGHTS: #12 Kendall Marcucelli 14, #5 Jayce

Atanasoff 11, and #3 Julia Boos 1. Island Tackle & Hardware: #14 Blaine Mays 4 and #2 Rayne Schoonmaker, #12 Kaylee Smith, and #13 Sam Bradshaw 2-points each. 9-11 Age Division • 1:00PM – Cloudwyze vs. Hines Senior Center – This was a close game between the 1st and 2nd Place teams with Coudwyze taking a 3-point lead after the 1st quarter 5-2. However in the 2nd quarter Hines Senior Center was able to cut the lead down to a point after outscoring Cloudwyze 8-6 going into halftime. After halftime both teams continued to played tough defense and the 1point lead held up as both teams scored 2-points. In the final quarter both teams offenses picked up with Cloudwyze able to hold on to take the win 24-20 and stay undefeated on the season at 9-0. HIGHLIGHTS: Cloudwyze: #5 Kenan Everhart, #3 Trey Johnson, and #12 Robbie Helmus each had 6-points, #10 Neil Sims, #13 Jard Becken each had 2-points, and #1 Brady Spartley and #14 Keegan Peat each had a point. Hines Senior Center: #12 Mason Massey 12, #11 Nathan Merten 4, and #1 Taj Monroe and #10 Jackson Kupec 2points each. • 2:00PM – Kure Beach Pier vs. El Cazador – El Cazador jumped out to a 1-point lead after the 1st quarter 5-4 and didn’t look back. By halftime they were able to extend their lead to 15-8 after outscoring Kure Beach Pier 10-4 in the 2nd quarter. After halftime the score remained the same after both teams picked up 9-points bringing the score to 24-17 going into the last quarter. In the final quarter El Cazador ended the game conneting on their last 6 free throws to take the win 33-22. HIGHLIGHTS: El Cazador: #11 Winston Davis 12, #3 Jacob Lamkin 7, #14

Brayden West and #13 Kostya Gilman 5-points each, #12 Logan Parker 4. Kure Beach Pier: #11 Maddox Greene 7 and #12 Alex Natalicchio, #5 Owen Davies, and #13 Mason Johnson 5-points each. • 3:00PM – Mid-Atlantic Drilling vs. Nikki’s Sushi – After Mid-Atlantic pulled ahead 3-2 in the 1st quarter, Nikki’s was able to go on a 9-0 run in the 2nd quarter giving them a 8-point halftime lead. After halftime Nikki’s contin-


ued to pull away outscoring Mid-Atlantic 10-4 in the 3rd quarter giving them a 14-point lead going into the 4th quarter. In the final quarter both teams were continuing to play tough defense and after a 4-2 quarter Nikki’s had the win 23-11. HIGHILGHTS: Nikki’s Sushi: #3 Kyler Schoonmaker 12, #2 Coleman Lamendola 7, and #4 Mason Brooks and #13 Sam Martin 2-points each. MidAtlantic Drilling: #13 Alyssa Fizer 11.

20B Gazette, March DERBY from page 1B of Grand Champion with the 2014 title going to the Carolina Beach Fire Department. Look for a list of participants and

5th, 2014 more information on this event in next Wednesday’s Gazette! For more information on Cub Scout Pack 210 visit

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NAPA® Auto & Truck Parts Tools – Equipment – Parts

(Pictured Above): NAPA® Store #714 is located just north of Shipyard Boulevard art 2234 Carolina Beach Road, this location can be reached by calling (910) 763-4585. On the other side of Wilmington, off of Market Street is store #708 at 318 N. Green Meadows, their number is (910) 762-1803.

By: Candace Lookingbill Staff Writer Southeastern Automotives NAPA® Auto & Truck Parts is one of the areas major suppliers for tools, equipment and parts. More than 85 years ago, thee National Automotive Parts Association “NAPA®” was created to meet America’s growing need for an effective auto parts distribution system.

The store helps do-it-yourself customers have the means to keep their automobile ready for the road. Cars and trucks are a major investment for any individual or family. We rely on our vehicles to get us to and from work and in most cases, carry precious cargo including children and pets. Napa® is here to help you keep your transportation in tiptop shape and ready to perform at its best all while See BrightSide, page 5C



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Seaside Insurance of Carolina Beach has you covered

(Pictured Above): Seaside Insurance is located at 1206 N. Lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach. For information, call 252-441-3161 or 910-338-1772, toll free at 877-441-3162, or email Visit the websites at for Seaside Insurance or for OBX Insurance.

WILMINGTON –The Mailbox Store located in the Masonboro Commons provides mailing and shipping services and so much more. Owner Rich Ward appreciates the customers giving him the opportunity to work for them. Featured at the store is FedEx shipping and U.S. postal See MAILBOX, page 6C

The Huneycutt Group Inc. is owned by Chad and Tara Huneycutt. The roots of their company dates back to more than 40 years. Within the Huneycutt Group they operate Seaside Insurance of Carolina Beach/Wilmington areas and OBX Insurance Agency in Kill Devil Hills, NC. The company focuses on coastal insurance products. Their main focus is on coastal homeowners. The insurance they offer cover fire, wind, hail and hurricane coverage. Plus, they also provide flood insurance. They also offer automobile insurance and small business insurance. They See SEASIDE, page 5C

How to Price Real Estate Ashley B. Garner

Tiptop Frame’s Monthly Drawing

(Pictured Above): Tiptop Frame is located in the Federal Point Plaza in Unit 2, for details, call 910-707-1230 or email, hours are 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday. attractions. He has recently increased the inventory with some inexpensive mouldings, stock frames and mat board, being very budget-friendly for all of your framing needs. Spargue

offers custom framing, mat cutting, dry mounting, glass replacement and frame repair. Everything is done right there in the store, it is not sent away, making it more personable and See FRAME, page 6C

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

(Pictured Above): The Mailbox Store is at 6400 Carolina Beach Road, Unit 8, Wilmington. For more information call 910-399-8550, email or visit the website at Store hours are 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. By: Candace Lookingbill Staff Writer

By: Candace Lookingbill Staff Writer

Owner Skip Spargue of Tiptop Frame is offering a monthly drawing; with every $100 you spend you will be registered for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to one of Pleasure Island’s restaurants or

The Mailbox Store your one-stop shipping source

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 nourishSee BROOKLYN, page 5C

Location may have the most effect on value but Price is without question the most important factor controlling the sale of real estate. Anything will sell anytime, how long will it take depends on the price. Think about it this way – you may really want to buy a car for your collection and your favorite happens to be a 1963 Corvette. So you hear about one for sale, in mint condition, across town but the only problem is the price, the owner is asking $150,000! Well , although you really, really want a mint condition 1963 Corvette, there is no way you will pay anywhere close to $150,000, in fact you know

that the most a 1963 Corvette has ever sold for is about $200,000 and that was for a very rare model, which this one is not. Because you are a bit obsessed with owning one of these cars you spend almost

all of your free time, and some of the time you should be working, searching the internet for available cars. Through this exhaustive searching you have become somewhat of an See Real Estate, page 5C

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Carolina Beach Community Acupuncture to hold Healthy Eating Workshop

(Pictured Above): Carolina Beach Community Acupuncture is at 1140 Lake Park Blvd., Suite I, Carolina Beach. For details or to make an appointment, call 910-202-4718 or visit online at You can also find them on Facebook. By: Candace Lookingbill Staff Writer Carolina Beach Community Acupuncture has a lot of new things going on since the first of the year. Justin Stiffler L.Ac. began working there at the end of January as an acupuncturist. They now have more hours available, and are offering private room one on one treatment

to give a more personalized approach for anybody who needs more attention than a community treatment can offer or for those who prefer that style of treatment, in addition to their community treatments. For the Community clinic the new hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, 12:30 – 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, 12:30 – 6:30 p.m. See Acupuncture, page 4C


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FLOSSING If you're Going to do it you may as well do it Right! I know that you guys probably get sick of hearing us dentists constantly go on and on about the importance of flossing, but it really is that important! As a matter of fact, if you were to have to choose between only flossing your teeth or only brushing, flossing alone would win! Not that we're recommending that. Ideally, you want to rinse, floss and brush after every meal. But we're realists and understand that can sometimes be difficult with our hecSee BOZART, page 5C

NHRMC President and CEO Receives Recognition for Excellence

WILMINGTON, NC - Jack Barto, President and Chief Executive Officer of New Hanover Regional Medical Center, received the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) SeniorLevel Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award at the North Carolina Hospital Association Winter Meeting on February 21. The Senior-Level

Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award recognizes ACHE members who are experienced in the field and have made significant contributions to the advancement of healthcare management excellence and the achievement of ACHE’s goals. Those considered for this award are evaluated by their peers on leadership ability, See NHRMC, page 5C

Minding Miss Manners: Advice for Speaking with a Person Who Stutters MEMPHIS, Tenn. (Feb. 26, 2014) — This week, the nationally-syndicated advice column “Miss Manners” advised readers on speaking with a person who stutters. Judith Martin, the

legendary “Miss Manners” advice columnist since 1978, responded to an inquiry about the proper protocol when speaking with a person who See Manners, page 5C

Advanced Laser Cataract and Lens Implant Surgery Now Available at NHRMC Congratulations to Dr. Sheri L. Carroll on being chosen as one of the recipients of the 2014 Razor Walker Awards. The honor, awarded by the UNCW Watson School of Education, is

given to individuals who have “walked the razor’s edge” – through their vision, tenacity, courage and sacrifice, which have made a difference in the See LASER, page 6C

Acupuncture from page 3C Thursday, 9 a.m. to noon Friday, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Walk-ins are welcome, if they have any openings, so an appointment is suggested. Private treatments will be offered Monday, Wednesday and Saturday by appointment only, call the office to schedule your appointment. All community appointments and herbal consultations can be booked online at or by calling the office at 910-202-4718. Still being offered at Carolina Beach Community Acupuncture is their homemade line of herbal liniments for chronic injuries, arthritis, pain and discomfort. Best of all, they proudly offer Dr. Awesome’s Hangover Formula which is their new 100 percent all natural hangover remedy. It is effective, natural and classy. Plus, they still offer all of the other services, cupping, herbal consultation and medicines. Later this month, they will also be offering “A New You: Healthy Eating Workshop,” keep checking their Facebook page or website for more information for when it will be held later this month. Carolina Beach Community Acupuncture is designed to offer affordable health care to the community and surrounding areas. They believe that your health should be in your control and by offering treatments on a sliding scale; you have the opportunity to commit to treatment you can enjoy. The fee schedule has been change since they are providing more options. The Community clinic’s sliding is scale will be $20 to $50, meaning you

choose what you can pay within that range; herbal consults are $40 for adults and $30 for children; cupping is $20; private acupuncture treatments’ sliding scale cost is $65 to $95. All new patients pay a one-time fee of $25 for the first time they are treated in the clinic. Carolina Beach Community Acupuncture is at 1140 Lake Park Blvd., Suite I, Carolina Beach. For details or to make an appointment, call 910-2024718 or visit online at You can also find them on Facebook.

SEASIDE from page 2C have partnership with other insurance companies to handle the larger commercial companies. They also offer boat insurance, life insurance and health insurance; they have a contract with Blue Cross Blue Shield and offer major medical coverage through them. The Huneycutt Group has all of your insurance needs, call and

get a quote today. Seaside Insurance is located at 1206 N. Lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach. For information, call 252-441-3161 or 910338-1772, toll free at 877-4413162, or email Visit the websites at for Seaside Insurance or for OBX Insurance.

BROOKLYN from page 2C ment, 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 a t About The Brooklyn Arts

Center at St. Andrews— Located near the Cape Fear River, BAC is a beautiful, iconic church, built in 1888, that has been spectacularly refurbished as a multi-use 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 910-538-2939 or or visit

NHRMC from page 4C executive capability in developing their own organization and promoting its growth and stature in the community, leadership in local and state health association activities, and participation in community activities and projects. “Our sincere congratulations go to Jack on this welldeserved recognition,” said John Pace, M.D., Chairman of the NHRMC Board of Trustees. “Jack’s focus on high-quality, patient-centered care has been a driving force behind the success of New Hanover Regional Medical Center. This award illustrates that quality is in everything we do at NHRMC.” Since arriving at NHRMC in 2004, Barto has made a positive impact on the organization with his emphasis on creating a culture of Service Excellence. Under his leadership, NHRMC has been ranked among the "Best Hospitals" by US News

& World Report, recognized as one of the 100 strongest hospitals in the country by iVantage Health Analytics and received a number of quality and patient satisfaction awards. Barto has also worked with leadership, physicians and staff to implement Lean methodologies, a system of identifying and eliminating inefficiencies while also enhancing quality through standardization, into the culture of NHRMC. A native of Pittsburgh, Barto graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 1976 with a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies and Communication, and received his Master’s in Health Administration from George Washington University in 1979. He has served as a board member for many local organizations including Coastal Carolinas Health Alliance, UNCW Cameron Executive Advisory Board and the North Carolina Hospital Association Board.

MANNERS from page 2C stutters. The reader asked: “DEAR MISS MANNERS: What is the proper protocol when speaking with someone who has a stutter? Is it considered helpful or rude to assist him in completing a sentence or question?” Miss Manners responded: “GENTLE READER: How can you assist someone in completing his or her statement unless you already know what that person was intending to say? And if you already know what is going to be said, why bother holding a conversation? “So yes, it is considered rude to finish other people’s sentences. And Miss Manners wants it to be clear that this applies not only to stutterers, but to spouses as well.” “Miss Manners nailed it,” said Jane Fraser, president of the Stuttering Foundation. “We are thrilled that she chose this topic to address in her column. This is one of the most frequently asked questions we receive, and her response is the perfect advice for anyone curious about speaking with a per-

son who stutters. Here are the 6 tips for speaking with someone who stutters, available at 1. Don’t make remarks like: ‘Slow down,’ ‘Take a breath,’ or ‘Relax.’ Such simplistic advice can come across as demeaning rather than helpful. 2. Let the person know by your manner that you are listening to what he or she says — not how they say it. 3. Maintain natural eye contact and wait patiently and naturally until the person is finished. 4. Refrain from finishing sentences or filling in words. 5. Be aware that those who stutter usually have more trouble controlling their speech on the telephone or in stressful situations, such as a presentation before an audience or job interview. Please be extra patient in these situations and give them some additional time to communicate their thoughts. 6. Speak in an unhurried way — but not so slowly as to sound unnatural. This promotes good communication with everyone.”

Gazette, March 5th, 2014 5C 207 Cape Fear Boulevard, they Shipyard Boulevard art 2234 can reached by calling (910) Carolina Beach Road, this loca707-1415. Hours are Monday tion can be reached by calling through Friday from 7:30am (910) 763-4585. On the other until 6:00pm, Saturday from side of Wilmington, off of 8:00am until 4pm, closing on Market Street is store #708 at Sundays. NAPA® Store #714 318 N. Green Meadows, their is located just north of number is (910) 762-1803.

NAPA from page 1C keeping the job affordable and efficient. At the Carolina Beach location store manager Chris Haney and his professional staff Neil and Gary will greet you. The trio has several years of experience in the industry and will be able help you get whatever you are looking for. From small maintenance like washer fluid and light bulbs to bigger jobs like brakes and hoses the staff at NAPA® will be able to find the part for your make and model in a fast time and affordable price. Unique to the Carolina Beach location is a huge selection of marine supplies and accessories. Chris stated, “being in a Coastal Community boats and vehicles come hand and hand, here we want to make sure customers can care for both recreational and commercial vessels. “ Because the North End’s 4-Wheel Drive Beach has become such a popular destination, they also carry tow winches, straps and hitches ensuring you make it on and off the sand without getting stuck or forced to pay an outrageous

tow truck fee. At you can reserve online, and pick at your closets location. The site is simple to navigate and reserve your items, they’ll be waiting for you at your selected store. Most orders will be ready for pick up within two hours of the time the order was placed online. Specific items may take slightly longer due to inventory and/or availability. At the website you can also download the “Know How App.” The app is free to download and makes it easier than ever to get the KNOW HOW you need. Once you download it you can get direct GPS location from your smart device as well as entering you vehicle information from the VIN scanner, reserve items, chat with a live ASE Certified technician and Access detailed how-to information and repair guides. There are three convenient NAPA® locations right here New Hanover County to better serve you. On Pleasure Island you will find the Carolina Beach location Store #713 at

REAL ESTATE from page 2C expert on the values of 1963 Corvettes, especially in your town. You happen to know that the particular model for sale across town is worth about $95,000…maybe $100,000. In fact, if the asking price was $100,000 or even $110,000 you would’ve driven over there today with your checkbook and driven home in a 1963 Corvette! So why don’t you go make an offer? Well, let’s face it when you see a price that is so high compared to the actual value it makes you think that the seller is either difficult to deal with and is out of touch with reality or that he must not really want to sell the car, instead he is just fishing for the one fool in the world that will pay $150,000 for a car that is worth $95,000. So you don’t even go look at it or call for more information…you just keep searching the various websites to find the car of your dreams. Yes, you guessed it the Corvette in this example

actually represents your home or other real estate you might be trying to sell. (in fact it represents any item that can be bought and a sold). Wiggle room = Bad idea Most sellers think that it is necessary to “leave a little wiggle room” in the price. They think this because they think that all buyers will make aggressively low offers…no matter what the asking price. WRONG!! Buyers pay the fair market value …in other words they will pay you what it is worth! Your job is to find out what it is worth and price it at or near that value. This is where brokers and/or appraisers come into the picture. The right way to price your property is to have a professional REALTOR/broker or appraiser prepare a CMA (Comparative Market Analysis) on your property. A CMA involves finding recent sales of similar properties, adjusting for any differences, to arrive at a current market value of your property. Once you have this value

you should have your broker set the asking price no more than 3% to 5% higher than that current market value. If you do this your property will sell quickly for a price equal to exactly what it is worth, or higher! Buyers as a general rule DO NOT make “low-ball” offers, there are some rare occasions when that happens but the vast majority of initial offers are 5% or less below asking price. If sellers price their property correctly the buyers will know it immediately because, just like in the Corvette example, buyers spend every spare moment searching the internet for a home, they have made themselves experts on the market value of the particular type of home in the particular area they desire. For this reason the buyer also knows when a property is overpriced. Most buyers will not even go look at a property that is overpriced, they say to themselves “why bother?” they assume that the seller is unreasonable and/or is

not truly interested in selling the property. Yesterday, the Buyer’s Specialist that works for my team and I were showing a house to some buyers who were very motivated had already decided on the neighborhood. The house was well within their price range and met every one of their criteria. As we stood in the kitchen discussing what price we should offer we found ourselves drawn to the fact that the house had been on and off of the market for the last four years! The conversation immediately turned to “what is wrong with this house?” It turns out that the house hasn’t sold because it was severely overpriced most of that 4 years, it happens to be well priced now but the stigma it carries because of the lengthy time on the market will likely result in it selling for less than it is really worth. Moral of this whole story is - buyers will pay what it is worth - Seller’s job is to find out what it is worth and set the asking price 3%-5% higher

BOZART from page 4C tic schedules. So for whatever time we are willing and able to invest in flossing, we may as well do it right to maximize our efforts right? Let's look into the steps of how to floss correctly. How to Floss Correctly: 1. Choosing your floss We like to recommend using waxed floss versus un-waxed and a wider ribbon type floss

versus a more thin string like floss (floss picks are good too) 2. Wrap approximately 18 inches of this floss around your fingers 3. Begin with your upper right teeth moving to your upper left. Then from your lower left to your lower right 4. Flossing technique Gently slide the floss inbetween your teeth until you

reach a resistance point at the gums (you want to get inbetween the gums and each side of the tooth without forcing it). Simply continue this in the order mentioned in step 3 for each tooth and each side of each tooth. 5. Don't use the same area of floss for each tooth, continuously ensure that fresh floss is being used for every

few teeth so you don't just spread the bacteria, etc. from one tooth to the other If you’d like to see a video on how to floss properly just go to youtube and search “how to floss correctly.” There will be a ton of great video options to help guide you through. *** If you don't floss often, you're gums may bleed the first 2-3 times you floss as you get into the habit. Soon enough after flossing consistently (every day) they should stop bleeding though. We promise that if you start flossing consistently and correctly then not only will your smile be brighter and your breath better, but you'll help to save yourself from some very expensive dental health issues in your future. So if you're going to floss, invest the time in learning how to do it right! You're smile and pocket book will thank you down the road. Office - (910) 392-9101 Web - Facebook -

6C Gazette, March FRAME from page 2C individualized. He can frame anything from diplomas, family portraits, sports memorabilia, jerseys and your children’s awards. In addition to framing he also offers quality items that are great gift ideas. Tiptop Frame is a little more than a frame shop … so, go check them out. Tiptop Frame is located in

5th, 2014 the Federal Point Plaza in Unit 2, for details, call 910-707-1230 or email, hours are 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Sprague welcomes any input of items of framing that artists of the area would like to have access to, to make it convenient for them here on the island.

MAILBOX from page 2C services. Provided at the store is a full menu of products and services for almost everything related to packing, shipping, mailing and business services. Ward offers significant discounts for volume shippers, for EBay sellers and small businesses. In addition to shipping and packing Ward also offers printing and document services such as copying and printing. They offer either self-serve or full service, from digital black and white to color copies; collating, binding, laminating, document design and editing, multi-media printing, blue-

prints or document finishing. They also will recycle inkjet and toner cartridges, cell phones and batteries. Look for their ad on Michael’s Seafood Restaurant’s menu, and there will also be a coupon coming out in the Coastal Clipper this month. The Mailbox Store is at 6400 Carolina Beach Road, Unit 8, Wilmington. For more information call 910-399-8550, email or visit the website at Store hours are 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

LASER from page 4C lives of young people in our state. Dr. Carroll is the Medical Director for the NHRMC NICU. She shares her incredible skills and talents at hospital, state, and national levels through the Perinatal Quality Collaborative of North Carolina and the Vermont Oxford Network (VON) Quality Collaborative, which works to improve the quality of care delivered to neonates. Under Dr. Carroll’s leadership in collaboration with Coastal Carolina Neonatology, the NHRMC Betty H. Cameron Women’s & Children’s Hospital was among three featured centers of innovation selected to participate in a project being

produced by VON. In October, the VON film crew was onsite to collect footage of several NICU families at NHRMC for use with an Internet-based quality improvement collaborative named NICQ Next: Innovations in Newborn Care in 2014. Dr. Carroll, a Wilmington native, received her medical degree at University of North Carolina, completed her Pediatric Residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, N.Y., and completed her Neonatal Perinatal fellowship at UNC. Dr. Carroll will accept her award during a ceremony scheduled for May 1 on UNCW’s campus. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Carroll for her excellence in patient care.

POP’S DINER from page 8C husband Patrick Puffpaff, owners of Pop’s Diner are still offering daily specials. There will be new items added to the menu this spring, but, you can still get their homemade soups to warm you while there is still chill in the air. All of their food is fresh and homemade; they offer the best burgers on the beach. If you are extra hungry, try their quad burgers. They do not skimp on portion sizes. Pop’s is the home of the foot-long hot dog. The burgers are fresh and hand-patted and are not frozen. Some other menu items are the beef brisket sandwich which is served with pepper jack cheese, homemade chipotle barbecue sauce and slaw on Texas toast. Also available is their version of chicken and waffles, which is six hand-cut, battered and golden fried chicken tenders, deep-fried Belgium waffles, served with maple syrup and butter. The crab cake offers two plump, homemade blue crab crabcakes served with fried sweet corn. The potato salad, macaroni salad and cole slaw are made fresh daily. And, they make their own pink lemonade and fresh-brewed Southern sweet tea. On the side items include deep-fried corn-on-the-cob,

sweet potato fries, and hushpuppies to nachos. The dessert menu also offers up homemade with 15 desserts to choose from and are available every day. They also serve soft-serve ice cream. Holding a get-together? Call and ask about their wings. They can prepare up to 50 wings slathered in one of their homemade sauces for either pick up or delivery. The diner is familyoriented, you will not find a television, but, you will hear great oldie but goody music of the past. In addition to the booths, there are three large tables that will seat eight. They also offer take-out and deliveries. This year Pop’s Diner will be participating in the 18th annual Pleasure Island Chowder CookOff that will be held on April 12 at the lake. Come on out to support and try their chowder. They also have Pop’s Tshirts for sale that come in all sizes and a variety of colors for $13. They use shortening frying oil which is gluten free and peanut allergy free. They are certified in ServSafe and have a grade of 98.5 for sanitation. The full menu and desserts are available until closing. Pop’s Diner is at 104 N. Lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach. The diner opens at 11 a.m. and is open seven days year round. For details or to

order take-out, call 910-4587377. Parking is available in the back and entry through the back door. Like them on Facebook for updates. Gift certificates are available. For a great dining experience with great atmosphere here is the place to go.

Gazette, March 5th, 2014

Pop’s Diner is open late on Fridays and Saturdays


Fire and Spice Gourmet: Your Kitchen Headquarters

(Pictured Above): Pop’s Diner is at 104 N. Lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach. The diner opens at 11 a.m. and is open seven days year round. For details or to order take-out, call 910-4587377. Parking is available in the back and entry through the back door. Like them on Facebook for updates. Gift certificates are available. For a great dining experience with great atmosphere here is the place to go.

By: Candace Lookingbill Staff Writer

(Pictured Above): The “Fire and Spice” Gourmet shop is located at 312 Nutt Street in the Cotton Exchange in historic Downtown Wilmington. You will find them just beside the Cotton Exchange’s free parking lot across the street from the riverside Hilton. They are open every day of the week from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and on Sundays from 12:00 noon until 6:00 p.m. If you would like to find out more about “Fire and Spice” please give them a call at (910) 762-3050. “Fire and Spice” is your downtown kitchen headquarters.

Late nights are back at Pop’s Diner. The restaurant will be open on Fridays and Saturdays until 3 a.m. Amy Webster and See Pop’s Diner, page 6C

A long time staple in the Cotton Exchange, the “Fire and Spice” gourmet kitchen shop has been an attraction for over 16 years that they have been open. Originally located

in a different section of the Cotton Exchange, the “Fire and Spice” fame grew from their stock of a plethora of hard to find hot sauces. Year after year they grew a steady follow-

ing of customers who always came back to find a new sauce to try or just to add more to their expanding collections. Now located in a larger space See Fire & Spice, page 8C

8C Gazette, March FIRE & SPICE from page 7C in the downstairs of the Cotton Exchange, “Fire and Spice” still offers the sauces that made them famous as well as many more that they have added over the years as well as now carrying a vast selection of kitchen supplies, novelties and a variety of other goods. Since their move last April they have now expanded to carry all kinds of kitchen gadgetry. Of course in the long time spirit of Fire and Spice some of it is fun and humorous, but they also carry many things that are just needed items in or around the kitchen. They have hard to find and specialty items in stock so give them a call or just stop by if you are in need of anything specific. When it comes to any kind of hot sauce, “Fire and Spice” gourmet, will impress even the most knowledgeable of connoisseurs. They offer everything including some that contain the best flavor you will ever taste to others that will send you insane with heat. No matter if you are looking

5th, 2014 for the flavor from a “Jim Beam” brand sauce, or if you just want the type of sauce that will impress your friends with its off the scale heat factor, you can find it at “Fire and Spice.” “Fire and Spice” is all about promoting the great flavors that come out of the Carolinas and they prove it by offering a vast selection of local and North Carolina made products. They feature all kinds of jarred goods produced and packed locally like the famous line of products from “Angela’s Pickled Peppers.” This includes everything from various pickled peppers to sensational pickled okra and even pickled collards. At “Fire and Spice” you will also come across some great local jelly and jam, and of course locally produced sauces. As stated before in this article you will find a great selection of North Carolina wines. Featuring 12 NC wineries including many they have been offering for years like “Duplin”, “Hinnant” and “Childress” you will always

find your favorites at “Fire and Spice.” The “Fire and Spice” Gourmet shop is located at 312 Nutt Street in the Cotton Exchange in historic Downtown Wilmington. You will find them just beside the Cotton Exchange’s free parking lot across the street from the riverside Hilton. They are

open every day of the week from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. and on Sundays from 12:00 noon until 6:00 p.m. If you would like to find out more about “Fire and Spice” please give them a call at (910) 762-3050. “Fire and Spice” is your downtown kitchen headquarters.

March 5th 2014 Island Gazette  
March 5th 2014 Island Gazette  

March 5th, 2014 Print Edition of the Island Gazette Newspaper. Established 1978. Serving New Hanover North Carolina. Carolina Beach, Kure Be...