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Hampton Inn Project Began Work Last Week In Carolina Beach

Amusement Rides Taking Shape On Carolina Beach Boardwalk

Crews began work at the site of the Hampton Inn and Suites Hotel project at 1 Harper Avenue on the Carolina Beach Boardwalk last week.

Carolina Beach Boardwalk Amusement Park is preparing for their 2014 Grand Opening this Memorial Day weekend. Season passes are now on sale for the Summer 2014 season. You can stop by the carnival office located at the Boardwalk Park anytime between 2PM and 8PM to get your season pass for $150 for a summer of unlimited fun. For more information visit their Facebook page at Carolina Beach Boardwalk Amusement Park.

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By WILLARD KILLOUGH III Managing Editor

CAROLINA BEACH Locals have been waiting in anticipation for the Hampton

Inn and Suites Hotel project to begin construction. Last week crews began preparing the site with the delivery of heavy equipment. Developers have been meeting with officials from the

Town's Planning Department to go over details such as relocating utility poles and lines, improving parking spaces at a nearby Town parking lot and

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Council Votes No On New RV Trailer Parks In Highway District

Wave Transit Requests Carolina Beach Help Fund Beach Bus Route WILLARD KILLOUGH III | ByManaging Editor

CAROLINA BEACH Wave Transit is asking the Town of Carolina Beach to contribute $8,500.00 a year to Route 301 which serves the Carolina Beach area connecting to routes throughout Wilmington, New Hanover County and surrounding areas. Earlier this month Dave Scheu of Wave Transit wrote to Mayor Dan Wilcox, "As you may be aware, over the past

Existing Winner RV Park at the corner of North Lake Park Blvd and Goldsboro Avenue. It is the only park located in Town and was established prior to the land-use being restricted in 2001.

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By WILLARD KILLOUGH III Managing Editor

CAROLINA BEACH - The Carolina Beach Town Council voted unanimously at their May 13th meeting to deny a

request to permit Recreational Vehicle (RV) Parks in the Highway Business District along the Town's major thoroughfare on Lake Park Blvd. The Carolina Beach Planning and Zoning Commission voted at their April 10th meet-

ing to recommend the Town Council approve of a request to amend the Town's zoning ordinance to permit new RV Parks in the Highway Business District.

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Wave Transit Bus in downtown Wilmington, NC. Route 301 serving stops in Carolina Beach connects to Wilmington and New Hanover County routes.

Volunteers Painting Gazebo At Carolina Beach Boardwalk

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Opposition to Seismic Airguns Mounts in North Carolina RALEIGH, N.C. - As the public comment period closed May 7th on the proposed use of seismic airguns along the East Coast, coastal residents and elected officials are joining the growing movement urging President Obama to

protect coastal economies and marine life by prohibiting the use of dynamite-like seismic airgun blasts. As of May 7th, more than 4,800 state residents, and 25 state and local elected officials have submitted their concerns to the Obama admin-

istration. Eleven coastal municipalities along the Atlantic coast have passed local resolutions and letters of both concern and opposition to their use,

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Volunteers from the Island Women, Island Men and Carolina Beach Downtown Initiative and community at large joined together Tuesday May 13th, to put a coat of primer on the new Boardwalk Gazebo Stage Facility. Color will be added starting Wednesday May 14th. Events are held at the stage throughout the summer season including live entertainment and Thursday night fireworks displays. See Section B each week for local event listings...

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Spotlight On Business: Palm Air Realty, Inc. Sales and Rentals

Spotlight On Coastal Cuisine: Fire and Spice Gourmet Kitchen Shop

Palm Air Cottages has been a local landmark and family vacation destination for over sixty years. See Page 1-C ...

The Season to Grill is now and the folks at Fire and Spice Gourmet Kitchen Shop at the Cotton Exchange in Downtown Wilmington have everything for those who love to make masterful culinary creations. See Page 8-C ...

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Editorial: Council Made Wise Decision On RV Park Amendment

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By WILLARD KILLOUGH III Managing Editor

The Carolina Beach Town Council made a wise decision when they unanimously voted to deny a request to permit RV Parks in the Highway Business District. That is the major thoroughfare through Town and the community expects leaders to protect zoning ordinances that require the best use of commercial property rather than the

RV Parks From page 1-A According to Town Senior Planner Jeremy Hardison, Mr. Troy Slaughter is requesting the Town to amend the zoning ordinance to create an allowance for Travel Trailer Parks in the Highway Business (HB) zoning district. Slaughter represents an existing RV park on North Lake Park Blvd. Hardison explained, "Currently the Travel Trailer Park use is listed in our table of permitted uses, but it is not allowed in any zoning district within the Town of Carolina Beach. Travel Trailer Parks were allowed in Marina Business MB-1 and Business B-2 (equivalent of Highway Business HB) until August 14, 2001." Hardison explained that during the discussion at the Planning and Zoning meeting that occurred in June 2001 there were several concerns discussed about travel trailer parks. They include: The Travel Trailer Park will: 1. Put a strain on the infrastructure of the town (water and sewer, trash pick-up); 2. Not attract businesses substantial to the growth of the town; 3. Not add tax dollars to Carolina Beach, no additional jobs will be created from this business and; 4. Result in a reduction of tax values for the surrounding properties. Hardison explained, "It was also discussed that a Travel Trailer Park would not the best use of the land for a commercially zoned area (i.e. HB zoning district). The consensus was a travel park would be better suited in the "I" (industrial) or "C" (conservation) district. The motion by the Planning and Zoning Board passed unanimously to deny both the rezoning and travel park. Town Council agreed with Planning and Zoning and motioned unanimously to remove the land use." He explained, "There is currently one Travel Trailer Park in the town limits owned by the applicant located at the corner of Lake Park Blvd and Goldsboro Ave. The Travel Trailer Park is currently located in two different zones, HB and R-1." He explained, "In September 2009 the applicant [Troy Slaughter] applied for a text amendment to rezone approximately 2 acres of land from R-1 to the HB zoning district on the corner of Goldsboro and Lake Park Blvd N. and requested to change the ordinance to allow for Travel Trailer Parks in the Highway Business zoning district. The Technical Review Committee reviewed the items, but the applicant pulled both re-

Hotel From page 1-A working through a list of other logistical and permitting issues. The Carolina Beach Town Council unanimously approved changes to a conditional use permit for the new 100-room oceanfront Hampton Inn and Suites at their January 14th, meeting after lengthy discussion. The Council agreed to

least investment while collecting rent on RV spaces. During the meeting one person spoke about people's right to develop and use their properties. People have a right to develop their property based on zoning regulations adopted by elected representatives. Those leaders make value judgments based on the desires of the community and their own preference. Not everyone agrees that bars and taverns should be per-

mitted in certain areas of Town. Should every property owner have a right to open one on any given commercial lot in Town? No. Zoning regulations can dictate types of development, height, size, landscape buffers, and much more. The community spoke, the Council listened, and then based on their value judgment, they voted not to permit RV Parks along the major gateway of our Town. RV's are not cheap. They are

for many people a luxury vacation get-away or roaming home in their retirement years. Many cost well over $100,000 (or much more depending on size and features). The issue isn't whether or not RV's are good or bad. I think we can all agree that a nice new shiny RV is anything other than a good thing. The issue is location and the best use of commercial property

quest before the October 2009 Planning and Zoning Committee meeting. In May of 2012 the applicant had the same plan and applied to rezone the entire park to HB and was denied by Town Council to expand the HB in the R-1 residential district" along Goldsboro Avenue. The amendment language proposed at the April 10th Planning Commission meeting was composed based on feedback from the Planning Commission and the public at a March 27th, workshop. Recreational Vehicle (RV) Parks would have to be a minimum of 1.5 acres in size and have a minimum of 24 feet between each site utility pedestal. The setbacks for the Highway Business District shall apply from the recreational vehicle and shall be measured from the individual vehicle site. In addition, any portion of the recreational vehicle park that is adjacent to a residential district shall have a minimum setback of 20 feet. Each individual RV site shall be located a minimum distance of 10 feet from any amenity or facility. RV's shall be limited to a vehicle which is: (a) Designed to be self-propelled or permanently towable by a light duty truck, (b) Has self-contained temporary living quarters that have sleeping, cooking and sanitation facilities designed for recreational, camping and traveling. For access, no individual RV site could be accessed from a public street. No more than two driveway cuts could be located on a right of way that is associated with a RV park. In no instance could any point of a driveway cut be within one hundred feet of another driveway cut to be measured along the right of way. All interior roadways would be at least 20 feet in width for two-way traffic and at least 15 feet in width for one-way traffic. A fifty-five degree turning radius would be required on all curves and entrances and exits. All interior streets would begin/end on a public road. For landscaping, a landscaping buffer would be required. Additionally, a 6 foot fence with a minimum 80% opacity would be provided on any side of a RV Park adjacent to a residential zoning district. In no instance shall the street yard buffer be waived except for approved driveway cuts. Each RV site within a park shall have electrical, water and sewer hookups. A dumpster of at least two cubic yards shall be provided for every 10 Recreational Vehicles that can be accommodated by the park. For RV Parks, amenities may be provided on site for services that enhance the quality of the recreational vehicle park such

as; caretakers dwelling, bathhouse, swimming pools, volleyball courts, or some other amenity. Recreational Vehicles could not be located at a site for more than 180 days within a calendar year. The operator of an RV Park will have to keep logs of vehicle information that can be inspected by the Town at any time. RV Parks would be defined as a land use designed to accommodate transient visitors wishing to visit Carolina Beach. These facilities shall in no way accommodate permanent residents to live in a recreational vehicle park. Parks would be permitted as a conditional use requiring review by the Planning Commission and final approval by the Town Council for each park. The Planning Commission voted unanimously to recommend Council approve of the rezoning request at their May 13th, meeting with a change recommended by Mr. Slaughter to increase the minimum width of individual RV vehicle sites to 30' feet to avoid a congested look within a park. Ed Parvin responded to a citizen request on April 29th for information on how many lots on Lake Park Blvd could potentially house an RV Park if Council approved the amendment on May 13th. Parvin explained, " It is difficult to tell how many lots could potentially have RV Parks. As drafted the ordinance would allow for RV Parks on any property that had at least 1.5 acres in the Highway Business District (HB). The attached map shows the HB zoning district and lot sizes. When reviewing this data there are only a few lots that are undeveloped that could accommodate RV’s. However, there are a significant number that are prime for redevelopment that could accommodate RV’s (i.e. Federal Point Shopping Center). Likewise, there are several lots that are contiguous to each other that do not consist of 1.5 acres by themselves, but when combined have 1.5 acres and could then accommodate RV’s (i.e. properties just south of Walgreens). " During the Council's May 13th, meeting Hardison explained the applicant's existing RV Park could expand. He said, "He has a little bit over an acre and a half of Highway Business area that is zoned Highway business on his land" and, "He does have some ability to expand that if this was passed... he could apply for a conditional use permit to expand if Council chooses to vote yay for it." Slaughter explained he represents Winner Enterprises and, "For the record, we own several buildings here at Carolina Beach that house businesses such as Surf House, Sacks Hair Salon"

and others. He said, "We have a number of buildings that house a number of businesses that employee a number of people here at Carolina Beach." He explained when his grandfather opened the existing park it was located in the unincorporated area of the County and later annexed into Carolina Beach Town limits. He said, "When we got incorporated, the only area that was being used as an RV Park is what Jeremy has outlined with the black line there. And the property to the west of that was all trailer park. Had my grandfather made the rest of that RV Parking we wouldn't be standing here but that's the way Martin Winner did it so that's what we are living with right now." Slaughter explained, "The issue before this Town Council is what is in the best interest of Carolina Beach. Let me point out something that may not be so obvious. I'm asking this council to approve an amendment that would effectively allow competition to come in to Carolina Beach with RV Parks. Right now we are the only RV Park period. And if you vote against this amendment tonight we will stay the only RV Park so what would be an inducement for me to ask this Council to amend the zoning ordinance to allow competition to come in. The answer is, I think it’s a good thing for Carolina Beach. RV Parks are not what they were 13, 14 years ago. They are different. The RV's and motor homes you see parked in our RV Park are two hundred, three hundred, four hundred thousand dollar RV's. The people that inhabit those RV's are people that have discretionary income. These are families. Retirees. These are people that come from all over the state and parts of the country to come to Carolina Beach. First of all, to use the term travel trailer, that's almost a derogatory term at this point. RV's, that's a whole other industry." Slaughter explained, "Typically when they are in an RV they go out to restaurants. They don't necessarily want to cook in their RV's so they go the grocery stores, buy food, attend events. So it's a different type of clientele." He explained, "With respect to the prior timeline when the zoning ordinance was changed in 2001, it was a different economic climate back then. Things were on the upswing for Carolina Beach. Things looked really, really good. I went on the record at that time as saying the RV park would be gone in five years. Well, look how wrong you can be. I was dead wrong about that. The economy collapsed. The bottom fell out and

waive parking requirements and require the developer to grade a Town-owned gravel parking lot on Canal Drive across from the Town's marina. The project is located at 1 Harper Avenue. Blanchard & Calhoun Commercial, a real estate development and commercial brokerage firm in Augusta, Georgia, purchased the property from a previous owner who had planned to construct a Hilton Garden Inn at the same loca-

tion. This site was previously approved for a 191-room 125foot tall hotel in 2007. The site has since been sold and is a completely different project. The proposed structure is 87.5’ feet in height. The footprint of the structure is 22,626 square feet. A pool will be located on the second floor, along with a breakfast café, outside bar area and an outside seating area. The hotel will have direct access to the boardwalk.

Detours will be required along nearby roads during construction to facilitate water, sewer and power line improvements and relocation. The Town anticipates receiving a timeline for the construction project in the coming weeks. A portion of Carolina Beach Avenue North was closed and deeded to the developer to facilitate the project. The road will be rerouted around the hotel to connect to Canal Drive.

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great asset to this Town." Former Mayor Bob Lewis said, "I have nothing against RV Parks. In fact the owners of this RV Park do a really good job. I actually operated a business across the street from them for a number of years and every person that came through there and came to my business was a great person, wonderful people. With the exception of some long term people that left a lot of stuff outside." Lewis explained, "When you take a look at the gateway of Carolina Beach. If we are going to open this up in the Highway Business District, even under a conditional use permit we could be looking at five, six, seven different RV Parks right along our main gateway into Town." He said previous Council's decided it was not a land use the community wanted as the Town worked to grow and improve. Lewis said allowing RV parks verses new commercial developments that employee more people will, "Take away entertainment opportunities, I think we take away other opportunities for the Town to grow and add to our tax base." He said perhaps locating a park in the industrial zone off Dow Road where there are acres of land is better suited than along the main road in the Highway Business District. Slaughter said five or six RV parks might be excessive and recommended Council consider limiting the distance between parks. Council member Sarah Friede said she grew up vacationing with family in an RV and is familiar with RV parks. She said, "The job of government is to have a plan for the Town. I think it is clear the Town has decided we don't want to have mobile

home parks in Town. That they are not going to exist here anymore. Those that are here can stay but when they are gone they are gone. I think that expanding or allowing RV parks is a back door into mobile homes again. Especially in the Highway Business district, I don't see that as a step in the right direction. Most of the RV's that are in Mr. Slaughter's park are probably more expensive than my house, however, not all of them are and there is no limitation on the amount of time that someone can pull up... and stay. And some people have staid there for probably years." She explained the Town has decided it's too hard to enforce policing the amount of time RV's are parked at a facility and if parks were located elsewhere in Town such as the Industrial District, that may be an option but she doesn't support them in the Highway Business District. Councilman Gary Doetsch said, "In 2001 I voted to remove it from the conditional use permitting process and I personally don't see a big change between then and now so I tend to agree with you on that Sarah. I do understand in those days we were looking at future dreams of expanding growth and I know that is not quite the same but we are seeing a resurgence of it so I would like to stick with that plan if we could." Council member Leann Pierce said, "I have to say my concern as well is the enforcement of some of the regulations we would have to have. How can we say people can't be there full time? I've never had a problem. I do have a property close to the Winner RV Park and have no problem at all with the Winner family. They operate a great facility but we can't control other owners who would come in" and, "I'm not sure we

would want to see that all the way down the Highway Business District." Councilman Steve Shuttleworth asked about a restriction on the amount of time an RV could stay at a park. Assistant Town Manager Ed Parvin said the way the amendment is written, there is a limit of 180 days but they would need only to move one spot over to reset the clock. Mayor Dan Wilcox said, "I'm a big property rights person and in the old days when we lived 50 miles apart we didn't have zoning regulations so we didn't have to worry about planning because it just wasn't necessary. We live in close proximity and we live on 50' foot lots and we have to try and balance our community. You have to have planning and what one person does on their lot does affect surrounding property values and does affect the Town as a whole." Wilcox explained, "I think the applicant ask the right question. What do we think is best for our Town? I know in past years we've spent well over two hundred thousand dollars - probably over three hundred - at this time on gateway landscaping, we've done $60,000 in new lighting a couple of years ago" and encouraged and witnesssed a response from owners in the district that have fixed up their buildings and built new developments. He explained, "I do see a need for a place for RV's, I don't think it's in the Highway Business District." The Council voted unanimously to deny the zoning amendment request. Going Back To 2001: At a June 2001 Planning Commission meeting concerning a request to open a new RV park on Lake Park Blvd, Nicole Slaughter, representing Winner Enter-

prises, the company that owns the Winner Travel Park on Highway 421 stated, "It does not offer additional tax dollar revenue, nor does it allow for additional jobs in Carolina Beach. We don't feel that our park is the best possible use of the land and hope to remove it in the near future. Given the Winner Enterprises insight to RV parks, we believe that it is not in the best interest of the Town. There is no tax benefit. The dollars spent by someone staying in an RV park is zero, self-sufficient. It will lesson property values just because of the type of clientele that it attracts. The property that is proposed is part residential. I think that the project is not good for the Town. It will increase use of water and sewer and put a burden on the infrastructure there as well as the increased use of police resources. We have had to call the police down to our park at times to get people removed. This project does not add additional jobs like restaurants and shopping does. Because it would discourage the types of long term residents and repeat business that we want to attract and it would not help in attracting major hotel projects." Mrs. Slaughter continued, "We need to ask ourselves why

we don't have a national chain down here looking back at past planning. If you allow this project then where does it stop. You will be on a slippery slope. What is in the best interest of the Town? It adds no jobs, puts a burden on the infrastructure of the Town water and sewer and police." The Planning Commission unanimously voted in June 2001 to recommend Council deny the application to permit a park at 607 and 609 North Lake Park Blvd and to change to zoning ordinance to eliminate permitting Travel Parks in the Highway Business District. At an August 14th, 2001 meeting of the Town Council, Troy Slaughter spoke to the Council stating that within the next five years the Winner RV Park would no longer be there and that it would be replaced with another commercial use that better suits the area. Slaughter, who was also on the Planning Commission at the time stated, "I am in support of proposal to remove the travel parks item from the permitted use list. I did not vote at the P&Z meeting due to my position but would like to state my opinion and support on the issue."

fifteen months Wave Transit has operated Route 301 Pleasure Island, offering public transportation between Wilmington and New Hanover County's southern beaches. The route has been very successful with continued growth expected. I have enclosed an initial analysis of the route for your review." Scheu explained, "The Authority would like the opportunity to discuss the future of Route 301 with you and other town representatives. At the WMPO Transportation Advisory Committee meeting last week Authority Executive Director Albert Eby had a conversation about the route with Council Member Doetsch who indicated interest in the discussion as well. Please let me know when would be a convenient date and time to meet to discuss the future of public transportation in our area." According to the analysis provided by Scheu, on June 28, 2012 the Cape Fear Pub-

lic Transportation Authority unanimously endorsed the Wave Short Range Transit Plan. The plan recommended a coverage model for fixed route service model which would increase the areas served by the Authority. Feedback during the public participation portion of the planning process demonstrated a high level of support for bus service to the areas beaches. The analysis report from Wave states, "Following a period of route restructuring analysis and input, the Authority introduced restructured routes on February 03, 2013. Feedback since the restructuring regarding the expanded coverage area has been mostly positive. Additionally, ridership is slowly returning to pre-restructuring levels despite a thirty-three percent fare increase. In keeping with pervious service expansions, the Authority assumed all costs with the service expansion to Pleasure Island to evaluate effectiveness." According Wave's analysis, ridership on Route 301 has grown rapidly and has remained consistent when seasonal ad-

justments are considered. By comparison, Route 204 Brunswick Connector debuted with 106 passengers in January 2004 and grew to 321 passengers by January 2005. During that thirteen month period, Route 204 ran once every hour and made twelve trips per day as opposed to the four trips per day by Route 301. Given ample opportunity for the public to embrace the route, the Brunswick Connector currently averages over 2,000 passengers per month. According to the analysis, "Passengers per mile for Route 301 averaged .36 during the first thirteen months of service. Passengers per hour during the same period was 6.18. in 2012, the last year data was reported to NTD, Wave Transit’s system wide average was 1.13 passengers per mile and 16.11 passengers per hour. Overall, Route 301 has exceeded initial expectations and support for the route is comparatively strong. Boarding counts and passenger surveys are planned for summer 2014 to assess passenger trip origin and destination as well as trip purpose. If the route is

continued, ridership is expected to increase as the route is marketed, and as passengers become more convinced that the route will continue operation." The analysis states, "Financial support from the municipalities served is critical. The Town of Carolina Beach is a direct recipient of the benefits provided by the route. These benefits include: reduced congestion; increased sales tax revenues; an increased pool of employees available to local businesses; service to Carolina Beach residents who need transportation to medical, educational and employment opportunities not available on Pleasure Island; and a healthier environment from reduced vehicle emissions." The analysis states, "As a regional provider, Wave Transit has an established model for calculating local match contribution rates. The model was developed for service to Brunswick County and offers federal and state subsidies to minimize the impact on local governments. Based on the number of miles the route travels through the Carolina Beach corporate limits

and the total cost of the route, an annual contribution of $8,500.00 by the Town is warranted. This report recommends initiating a dialogue with the Town of Carolina Beach to gauge support for Route 301." Mayor Dan Wilcox said preliminary discussions would need to involve the Town Manager. Scheu agreed explaining preliminary discussion would be beneficial, after which the Town can determine how to proceed. For Route 301, adults pay $2. Seniors, persons with disabilities, students K-12th and local college students pay $1. UNCW students and staff ride for free. Stops include: ‡ 0RQNH\ -XQFWLRQ :DOPDUW where riders can connect to other Wilmington and New Hanover County routes. ‡&DUROLQD%HDFK5RDG0Dsonboro Commons. ‡9HWHUDQ V3DUN9LVLWRU&HQter (Ashley High School) ‡ 1RUWK /DNH 3DUN %OYG DW Carolina Beach Town Hall. ‡&DUO:LQQHU 1RUWK/DNH Park Blvd. ‡1RUWK/DNH3DUN%OYG5LVley Road.

‡9HWHUDQ V3DUN9LVLWRU&HQter (Ashley High School). ‡ &DUROLQD %HDFK 5RDG  Golden Road. The bus runs Monday to Saturday from 7:30am to 7:30pm every three hours. On Sunday the route runs from 10:30am to 4:30pm. In 2011 the Cape Fear Public Transportation Authority (Wave Transit) released plans to expand bus service to Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach and Kure Beach. In order to fund that expansion, they proposed an additional vehicle registration tax of up to $7 dollars per vehicle to generate an estimated $1,104,040.00 in revenues to cover that expansion and system funding in general. The New Hanover County Board of Commissioners did not favor an additional tax on citizen's vehicle registrations to fund public transportation and the fee never became reality. For more information on Wave Transit and Routes including 301 to Pleasure Island, visit them online at www.wavetransit.com

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along our primary commercial corridor in Carolina Beach. Would it be more desirable to see an RV Park or a new grocery store or shopping center with restaurants and shops? The latter of the two equals higher property values and generates more property tax revenue, jobs and sales tax revenues than an RV Park. Had we allowed RV Parks to become the default plan-B for property owners that don't think they can successfully build a commercial development, then how would that have affected adjacent property values for owners that would have to advertise "Excellent views of the RV Park" from their newly constructed office building or hotel? Thankfully the Council voted to keep the horse in the barn and spare us the entire scenario. And to those owners who may have been considering opening a new RV Park, there's a long list of permitted and conditional uses at Town Hall that offer valuable development options.

including Carolina Beach, Nags Head, Topsail Beach and Oak Island, NC. In February, the United States government released a final proposal that would allow the use of this controversial technology 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 could injure and possibly kill up to 138,200 marine mammals like dolphins and whales, while disrupting 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. In addition, fisheries managers have also raised concerns about the potential disruption to fish habitat and catch rates. “We commend the Tar Heel State’s citizens and elected officials for standing up and letting their voices be heard on seismic

blasting,” said Randy Sturgill, campaign organizer at Oceana. “The White House and the Department of the Interior have been sent a powerful message that coastal communities do not want to turn the Atlantic into a blast zone. Seismic airguns would threaten the health of ocean ecosystems and the resources they provide to coastal communities along the entire North Carolina coast.” “A special thanks go out to local officials like Nags Head’s Mayor Pro tempore Susie Walters, Council Member Emilie Swearingen from Kure Beach, and North Carolina State Representative Pricey Harrison for taking a stand against seismic airgun use in the Atlantic,” Sturgill added. Representative Harrison has been a leader in the effort to oppose seismic blasting in North Carolina. Twenty-one of her colleagues in the state legislature signed her letter in opposition to seismic blasting that was delivered to the Obama Administration yesterday. “The question is not whether there will be another spill, but when. Unfortunately, our Gov-

ernor has forgotten all about the damage caused by the Gulf oil spill and the spills that have happened since. Four years ago, 200 million gallons of oil spilled into the Gulf of Mexico and 11 workers died. The Gulf has still not recovered,” said State Representative Pricey Harrison. “North Carolina has much to lose and nothing to gain by moving forward with seismic blasting and drilling off our coast. North Carolina should be focusing on clean energy alternatives rather than on dirty fossil fuel sources that threaten marine wildlife and coastal communities.” In April, Oceana also announced that 160+ conservation and animal welfare organizations, including Surfrider Foundation, Echo Friendly Action and The North Carolina Coastal Federation, have joined the mounting opposition against seismic airgun use along the East Coast. "East Coast citizens, in mass, have just started waking up to the potential devastation that seismic testing could cause. Several communities have made the concerted effort to speak out loud and clear against it,” said Brady Bradshaw, campaign coordinator for Echo

Friendly Action. “Now we'll see if the well- being of the coast and the voice of the citizens matter to the Interior Department." “While the dangers of seismic testing to our wildlife, tourism, and economy are very disturbing, it's been inspiring to see so many coastal communities coming together to help protect our oceans,” said Ethan Crouch, Chair of the Cape Fear Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation. Barrier islands cover nearly the entirety of North Carolina’s coast. The state’s abundant ocean resources are a major tourist attraction. The GDP from North Carolina’s living resources, which includes fishing, hatcheries, aquaculture, seafood processing and seafood markets, is valued at nearly $157 million. GDP from ocean-based tourism and recreation in the state totals nearly $983 million. From fishing, tourism and recreation, there are a total of 56,080 jobs in North Carolina directly dependent on the resources threatened by seismic airguns, and countless others that are indirectly dependent on those resources. North Carolina also generates millions of dollars in commercial fishing from blue

crab, shrimp, flounder, croaker and bluefish. On May 7th, Oceana also submitted a letter signed by 76 local elected officials as well as local resolutions from 11 coastal towns along the East Coast (Bradley Beach NJ, Cape Canaveral FL, Carolina Beach NC, Caswell Beach NC, Cocoa Beach FL, Nags Head NC, Oak Island NC, Red Bank NJ, St. Augustine FL, St. Petersburg FL, & Topsail Beach NC) urging President Obama to rethink his approval of seismic blasting. In total, more than 150 national, state and local elected officials have expressed their opposition to the proposal. For more information about Oceana’s grassroots efforts, please see the map on www. 2FHDQDRUJ6HLVPLF Seismic air guns are used to find oil and gas deep underneath the ocean floor. 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. The dynamite-like blasts are 100,000 times louder than a jet engine and harm marine life including whales.

RV Parks From page 2-A the world changed." He explained, "Backing up, regrouping, adapting and looking at the situation, that's why I'm before this Council tonight asking for this amendment." Long time resident and property owner Mr. Manning owns a home on Raleigh Avenue and told the Council, "I own a camper and if I go camping there are a certain amount of things I have to take with me. Things I want to take and need to take. If I'm going to stay a day or two there's not much. But if I'm going to stay a month or two months there is a lot of stuff you are going to need." He said those items often get piled up around an RV. He said, "This will open the door for more of these RV Parks along our main thoroughfare into Town. If you don't know what they look like, go to Market Street in Wilmington, go to Myrtle Beach, you'll see them. I'm not against RV Parks. I would be against them in the HB zone. If there is land somewhere where you could put an RV Park and not have to drive by it every time I go to Food Lion or down the street or people coming into Town to see it, I would certainly welcome the opportunity for Mr. Slaughter to have his competition." Local resident Fredrick Fisher said, "In what way does the Town of Carolina Beach come across saying that you can't use this land for this as long as it's not going to harm the material value of that property. It's going to raise the property values I think. What's wrong with having other RV Parks along Carolina Beach Road. I think it's a boom to the Town." He said, "I think it will be a

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Pleasure Island Youth Baseball League’s “Barracudas” Hold BBQ this past Saturday

Fort Fisher Hosts Confederate Memorial Day Service

This past Saturday May 10th Fort Fisher Chapter 2325, United Daughters of the Confederacy, and Fort Fisher State Historic Site hosted a Confederate Memorial Day

Service at the UDC Monument at Fort Fisher's Battle Acre. Guest speaker Dr. Walter L. Taylor of Oak Island Presbyterian Church address See FT. FISHER, page 17B

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FORT FISHER #2325, UDC MEMORIAL DAY

The annual Memorial Day program for the United Daughters of the Confederacy was held on Battle Acre at the Confederate Monument by the Fort Fisher #2325 Chapter,

UDC. Mrs. Mary Cobb Woodard, Chairman of the North Carolina Division Fort Fisher Committee presided. The Invocation was delivered See UDC, page 9B

CAROLINA BEACH STREET ARTS FESTIVAL Interactive Festival “Be Part of the Art”

This past Saturday Pleasure Island Youth Baseball League’s travel ball team “The Barracudas” held a BBQ at the American Legion Post 129 in Carolina Beach. The fundrais-

Carolina Beach, NC – The Carolina Beach Street Arts Festival is an all-day event with more than 100 artists providing exhibitions, performances and many hands-on activities. The event builds upon the arts community to bring people into the creative processes so they can gain a greater understanding and appreciation for the many forms of art. The festival is the flag ship event for the newly formed Island Arts and Culture Alliance, a nonprofit, community-based organization. The objective of

er was held to helped support local youth and their love for the sport! Attendees enjoyed a healthy serving of BBQ along with baked beans, amazing See PIYB BBQ, page 13B

SOUTHERN BELLE TEA RAISES OVER $2,500 FOR HELP CENTER This past Friday, May 9th two Pleasure Island Plaza business owners, Jeanne McBane of Jeanne’s Jewels and Regina Scruggs of Island Chic met with representatives from Federal Point Help Center to donate proceeds from the past week’s benefit Belle Tea. With the help of some beautiful Southern Ladies who attended the Tea Party and Fashion Show over $2,500 dollars were raised from tickets See Help Center page 13B

CAROLINA BEACH ARTS & ACTIVITIES PERFORMING ART NIGHTS The Town of Carolina Beach Arts and Activities Committee, Chair Elaine Stewart, Vice Chair/Secretary Dee Jenzano, members Mona Baker, Jessica Whitley, Barbara Fox, Sharon Carlson, with town liaisons

Brenda Butler and Leann Pierce will be sponsoring Performing Arts Night. The performances will be at the board walk gazebo, Friday and Saturday nights. This year the Fridays will be the every other Friday given the

Fort Fisher Concerts. Mark your calendar for the following: Artistry in Jazz, with Jerry Tate, Big Band Music of the 30's and 40's will be playing THIS Friday, May 9th, 2014 See CB ARTS, page 17B

16TH ANNUAL CAPE FEAR DISABLED SPORTSMAN TOURNAMENT MAY 16TH The Got-Em-On Live Bait Club in conjunction with the Kure Beach Fishing Pier and many generous sponsors and donors annually hosts a great day of pier fishing for many

disabled persons. Being disabled may prevent most of these people from enjoying, on a regular basis, one of the greatest activities our area has to offer. So it’s exciting to see

so many people have such a good time. There is no entry fee and participants are provided breakfast, a snack, soft drinks and water, and lunch. See DISABLED, page 17B

CAROLINA BEACH FARMER’S MARKET OPENING THIS WEEKEND Carolina Beach, NC – As you plan activities for this weekend be sure to include spending some time wandering through the Carolina Beach Farmer’s Market. Now in its

fifth year, this “island-style” market will be held every Saturday from 8:00am to 1:00pm and is located around the lake in Carolina Beach. Free parking is provided. On

the summer holiday weekends, in addition to the regular farmer’s market vendors the lake livens up with an additional influx of artists and crafters See MARKET, page 9B

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

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

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

IACA is to support artists, projects, and events. These activities inspire and enrich residents of and visitors to Pleasure Island and the surrounding communities. This yearʼs festival includes over 100 artists from around our region and takes place May 17th from 10am to 5pm on Cape Fear Blvd. on Carolina Beach. The Festival has three interactive areas – visual arts, performing arts, and culinary arts. Visual Arts – Artist will have their fine arts and crafts available for sale See FESTIVAL, page 9B

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Kids Making It Hippie Ball The Third Annual Hippie Ball will be held on Friday, June 20, at the Brooklyn Arts Center. There will be live music, food catered by Bon Appétit, dance and costume prizes. This is a fundraiser for KIDS MAKING IT. Don't miss the Best Party of the Summer! Tickets $45.00.

ONLINE WWW.KIDSMAKINGIT.ORG. or call 910 763-6001 ext. 108 Kids Making It is a nationally recognized youth entrepreneurship program, teaching woodworking and vocational skills to at-risk youth from age 8 into young adulthood. Our See HIPPIE, page 13B

Island Women’ is Seeking Literacy Volunteers for May 15th Island Women is looking for volunteers who might be interested in working with the Cape Fear Literach Council on Pleasure Island. An informational program will be presented by Dick Robbins, Cape Fear

Literacy Council, May 15, 2 to 3 p.m., at the Katie B. Hines Senior Center, 308 Cape Fear Blvd, Carolina Beach. For additional information, call Mary Nolan, 518-281-6151.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Museum Exhibits Artist’s Wartime Work May 15th Cape Fear Museum Opens World War II: A Local Artist’s Perspective Wilmington, N.C. – In time for the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landing and the Normandy campaign, beginning May 15, Cape Fear Museum will be exhibiting one of the region’s most powerful collections of World War II artifacts. In the 1970s, local artist Henry Jay MacMillan (1908-1991) donated more than 70 sketches, watercolors and gouaches to the Museum. The images depict events in Europe during World War II. By the time war broke out, MacMillan was a formally trained, professional artist. In 1942, he was drafted into the U.S. Army. He served in Europe with the 62nd Engineer Topographic Company. While overseas, Private MacMillan

painted detailed images of local landscapes, towns, and bridges. MacMillan brought his paintings home after he left the armed services. He donated the collection to his city’s history museum in the 1970s and were last exhibited in 1994. Museum curator Barbara Rowe said, “We're delighted to have the chance to introduce a new generation of visitors to Henry MacMillan's wonderful paintings. They are an individual’s perspective of the largest conflict of the 20th century, and they give visitors an up-close view of what one soldier saw as the U.S. and its Allies fought to recapture Europe from the Nazis.” Beginning in May, Museum visitors will be able to See World War II, page 9B

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

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

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

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

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

16th Annual Disabled Sportsman Fishing Tournament May 16th 16th Annual Disabled Sportsman Fishing Tournament The 16th Annual Disabled Sportsman Fishing Tournament will be held on Friday, May 16th at the Kure Beach Pier.

The Tournament is sponsored by Got-Em-On Live Bait Club and offers a day of fishing and fun for anglers with disabilities. Registration begins at 7 am. An See FISHING, page 17B

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

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

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

Students will learn basic guitar techniques and songs. As they progress, they will also be introduced to the bass guitar, keyboard, and drums. Guitar See GUITAR, page 19B

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

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

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

Boogie in the Park is Back Boogie in the Park is back at Kure Beach Ocean Front Park! This Sunday evening concert series kicks off on May 18th with The Mako Band. There has been a slight change though; the shows will run from 5-8 pm this year. Bring your beach chair or blanket and boogie shoes, and join us for free live entertainment by

the sea! The Town will also be sponsoring other programs at Ocean Front Park this summer. Monday evenings starting June 9th at 7 pm, the Pleasure Island Sea Turtle Project will be teaching about local nesting sea turtles. Tuesday, June 10th from 8 am – 1 pm marks the return of the Kure Beach Market. See BOOGIE, page 9B

Kure Beach has Commemorative Opportunities on the Boardwalk

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

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

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-

BEHIND THE SCENES • AQUARIST APPRENTICE - Saturdays, May 17, 24, 31 at 2 p.m. - Check out a dirty job you’re sure to love. Join staff on a behind-the-scenes tour and learn about Aquarium animals, what they eat, how they live, and how to care for them. Then, assist aquarists with food preparation and help feed the animals. Participants also observe aquarists during daily care and maintenance tasks. This limited opportunity is only open to 10 participants. Participants should wear closed-toe shoes and be prepared to smell fishy. For ages 10 and older. Ages 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $25 for ages 13 and older, $23 for ages 1012. Aquarium admission included. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. • BEHIND THE SCENES

TOUR Saturdays, May 17, 24, 31 at 11:15 a.m., Sundays, May 18, 25 at 11:15 a.m. and 1:15 p.m., Monday, May 26 at 11:15 a.m. - Check out a dirty job you’re sure to love. Join staff on a behind-the-scenes tour and learn about Aquarium animals, what they eat, how they live, and how to care for them. Then assist aquarists with food preparation and help feed the animals. Participants also observe aquarists during daily 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. See Aquarium, page 17B

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

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

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

UP COMING MEETINGS Monday May 19, 2014: Membership Meeting. 7:30900 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. See MEETING, page 9B

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

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

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

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

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

vided. Breakfast can be ordered from the grill, if you would like something more. They offer positive music and food for thought from the bible, and with the music, songs and worship you have the best view. He also has a Facebook page, where he offers words of encouragement each day; to get your day started on a positive note or pick you up if you are down; something to get you through or to get you thinking. You can contact him through the page also. Follow him at www.facebook.com/sundaymorningworship. Courtney feels that life is hard enough, so church should refill that spirit and make you smile. So, stop in at High Tides See SUNDAY, page 13B

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

First Baptist Church of Carolina Beach Fund Raising BBQ May 24 First Baptist Church of Carolina Beach is raising money for their Young Adults mission trip to Jamaica on Saturday, May 24th from 11-2. Please come out and support us by buying a BBQ plate!!! BBQ, baked beans, Cole slaw

and a roll!!! All for $8.00. If you would like us to deliver to a business on the island just call ahead for tickets to the church office: 910458-5134. We greatly appreciate your support!!!!

Kure Beach First Baptist Church 208 S. 6TH AVE • KURE BEACH, NC 28449

Kure Beach 1st Baptist Church WMU to hold a HUGE Indoor Yard Sale May 17th from 8-12pm The Kure Beach First Baptist Church WMU (the WMU stands for Women’s Missionary Union - the ladies group that does local national and international missions work within the Church) – will be holding their Annual Indoor Yard Sale on Saturday, May 17th from 8AM-12PM at the Kure Beach First Baptist Church. This Event is an annual fundraiser for the group. All of the funds raised are used for

the WMU’s annual mission projects. In addition, the fellowship hall will be packed with anything and everything from A to Z. Don’t miss out on the deals or the opportunity to help the mission group. Mark your calendars now and plan to be there on Saturday, May 17th. There will also be a Bake Sale. Kure Beach First Baptist Church is located at 208 South 6th Avenue.

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

Kure Memorial Lutheran Preschool is NOW Enrolling You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.” Isaiah 55:12. Sunday Schedule 9:00 Sunday School 10:00 Worship 11:00 Fellowship Time 4:30 Youth Group Faith on Tap: Monday, May 5 and 19, 7:00 p.m. - Hang Ten Grill This is a young(er) adult ministry opened to all. Come check it out! Join us for a beverage, a bite to eat, and join the discussion. Bring your friends and neighbors. (Parking is free after 7:00 p.m.).

Beach Worship: Our Beach Worship “season” is right around the corner – another summer of worship in God’s most beautiful sanctuary – at Agape Faith Center at the “F” Avenue beach access in Kure Beach. We have a new sound system and a lineup of guest musicians (but are still looking for more – let us know if you know someone who may be interested) to lead us in music. Beach Worship begins Wednesday, May 28, at 7:00 p.m. and will continue every Wednesday through September. We hope you will join us! Surfin’ on God’s Grace, Pastor: Dan Keck Call 910-458-5266 or Website kurememorial.org

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Eagles Boy’s take 3rd Place and Girl’s take 4th Place at the NCHSAA 4A East Regional Track & Field Championships

Douglas Electric Co. ad’s Tournament Championship to their Regular Season Title

Eagles Qualify a School Record 18 Athletes to the NCHSAA 4A State Meet

(Pictured Above): Sarah Silika became the 1st Track Runner in Ashley School History to place 2nd Place in the 2-Mile Run with a 12:05. The regional meet last Saturday had some surprises and ended with us taking the most state qualifiers in school history. The Girls team placed 4th overall higher then any other country school. The boys finished 3rd overall also out

performing the rest of the county. The top 8 scored in this meet with the top 4 going to states. In the girls events: Jamie Stacey placed 3rd in the 100m dash with a time of 12.36 to go to the state meet. In the 200 she

placed 2nd with a time of 25.66 and Destiny Godfrey placed 6th with a 26.3. Destiny Godfrey also placed 6th in the 400 with a 1:00.4. In the 100m hurdles Rachel Luscher was 8th with an 18.01 In the 1600m Julia Boudreau placed 6th with a

5:33.54. In the 3200 Sara Silika re broke the school record running a 12:04 to place 2nd. In the 4x200m the relay of Destiny Godfrey, Rhaven Davis, Alyssa Yaw, and Jamie Stacey placed 5th shattering the school record See TRACK, page 19&20B

Varsity Baseball Team falls to Hoggard in Mid-Eastern Conference Tournament • 5/6 – Ashley 5 Hoggard 8 After jumping out to an early 30 lead in the bottom of the first, the Ashley Screaming Eagles baseball team could not hold on to the lead, falling to the Hoggard Vikings 8-5. Shane Shepard went a perfect 3 for 3 at the plate, including 2 doubles, making him 7 for 7 in the last two games! William Noxon also added two hits and drove in two runs. Cully Crott and Donovan Francis both pitched for the Eagles, who fall to 16-7 for the See BASEBALL, page 13B

the 1st Half 47-24. In the 2nd half Flint Tropics continued to pull away outscoring Anderson 33-27 in the half to take the win 80-51. HIGHLIGHTS: Flint Tropics : #25 Joel Yoworski 23, #32 Alec Prindable 20, #1 Hayden Yoworski 15, #33 Tyler Caproni 13, and #5 Drew Brinson 9. Anderson Air, LLC: #1 Cody McCallister 22, #16 Ethan Blackburn 12, #3 Jesse Jones 6, #8 Chase Blackburn and #34 Kevin Moore 4-points each, #15 Nick Carty 2, and See PIML, page 16B

SURFING NEWS Tony Silvagni Wins WBLA Longboard Classic Pro The WBLA Longboard Classic & SUP Surfing Pro-Am was held this Saturday, May 3rd at Wrightsville Beach. Tony competed in both the Longboard and SUP Surf Pro divisions. The conditions were small but it was a beautiful, sunny day. He made it to the

semi finals, placing equal 5th in the stand up paddleboard surf division on his 7'11 Stewart Paddleboard and he won 1st place in the pro longboard division. "It was another great event with friends and family," stated Tony Silvagni. Special Thanks See Silvagni 1, page 17B

Tony Silvagni to receive 2014 Newkirk Award

Varsity Softball Team wins 1st Ever Mid-Eastern Conference Tournament • 5/8 – Ashley 4 Laney 3 – The softball team won the first ever Mid-Eastern Conference softball tournament last night beating Laney 4-3 in 8 innings. We will take the 1 seed in state playoffs and host the first round game Tuesday with the time and opponent to be set. After a couple of our defensive miscues Laney took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the 2nd inning. We then used 3 hits and a Laney miscue to score 3 in the top of the 3rd inning to lead 3-1. The challenging defensive play continued in See SOFTBALL, page 13B

The Wrightsville Beach Ocean Fest "All-Waterman Award" is given each year to the contestant that demonstrates the ability to compete at the highest levels in both the Longboard and Standup Divisions in the

Wrightsville Beach Longboard Association (WBLA) Pro-Am. The winner is determined based on how far each contestant advances in each division, with points awarded for successfully See Silvagni 2, page 9B

BASEBALL NEWS Pleasure Island Youth Baseball action continues to Heat Up Pleasure Island Youth Baseball will be finishing up the Spring Season these next couple of weeks and as of week 8 Coble Ward Smith is holding first place with a record of 7-0-1 in the machine pitch league. Play It Again Sports is in 2nd place with a 3-4-1 record, American

Legion is in 3rd at 3-4-1, Michael’s Seafood is in 4th at 23-2 and the is Pleasure Island Chamber is in last place. Upcoming games are as follows: Friday May 16th at 6:00pm Play It Again Vs. Pleasure Island Chamber, at See YOUTH, page 13B

RUNNING NEWS

Boy’s Lacrosse are the Last team in the Mid-Eastern Conference Standing after thier 16-3 win over Greenville Rose in Round 2 • 5/10 – Ashley 16 Greenville Rose 3 – Ashley got off to a slow start in the 1st period of this game taking a 32 lead. However in the next 3 periods the Eagles began to pull away, outscoring Rose 7-0 in the 2nd period, 2-1 in the 3rd and 4-0 in the 4th to take the

Carolina Beach Parks & Recreation’s 2014 Men’s Basketball Single Elimination Tournament concluded this past Friday Night after the Championship Game. The Tournament got kicked off on Wednesday, May 7th with Game 1 between #4 Seeded Anderson Air, LLC and #5 Flint Tropics. Round 1 – May 7th • Game 1 - #4 Seeded Anderson Air, LLC vs. #5 Flint Tropics: Flint Tropics was able to jump out to a big lead after

win 16-3. The win advanced the Eagles to the 3rd Round of the Tournament which the will have played Tuesday, May 10th against Apex. The win improved the Eagles record to 11-5 Overall on the Season and Ashley is ranked 34th in the State. There

are only 16 teams left in the State Playoffs and the Eagles are the only school left from our area. HIGHLIGHTS: C. Blackman 1 goal and 6 shots; Carson Conklin 2 goals and 2 assists; Owen Finnegan 4 goals and 4 assists; F. Stevenson 1

goal; Hunter Smith 1 goal; Austin Henderson 1 goal and 2 points; Greg Mayer 3 goals; and Michael Colella 3 goals and 2 assists. In Goal Zac Tilley allowed just 1 goal out of 7 shots and Colton Smith let 2 past him out of 3 shots.

OrthoWilmington 5k Race to benefit Girls on the Run & STRIDE The Wilmington Family YMCA is pleased to announce the OrthoWilmington 5k Race will be held Saturday, May 17th at 8:00 am at the First Baptist Activity Center, 1939 Independence Blvd. All parking will be at Independence Mall. This race is presented by the

Wilmington Family YMCA to benefit the Girls on the Run and STRIDE Program, and is generously sponsored by OrthoWilmington. Top overall winners (Male/Female 1st – 3rd place) will receive a $100 shoe certificate to use at New See ORTHO, page 17B

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2014 Spring Pleasure Island Soccer Association Final Week of Play brought out some Big Upsets

(Pictured Above): U7G’s Big Apple Bakery took 1st Place with a perfect record.

(Pictured Above): U8G’s Wilmington Health a #3 Seed defeated the #1 Seed to take 1st Place.

(Pictured Above): U10G’s Victory Health finished in 1st Place with a 4-1-1 record.

(Pictured Above): U9G’s Masonboro Family Medicine finished in 1st Place with a 7-1-2 record. The Final Week of Play for the Pleasure Island Soccer Association Spring 2014 Season took place this past weekend. Some of the teams were concluding their regular season’s while other divisions concluded their regular season. This week we will talk about the games that happened this week and include some pictures of the teams that won their divisions. Over the next few weeks I will include a team picture from each of the teams. We will start with 1st Place this week, 2nd Place then go in

Age Order until we printed every team. Week 10 – May 10th • U7G – Island Montessori School was able to hold on to 3rd Place with a 5-3-1 record after defeating Island Tackle & Hardware 5-4. In the other game Beach PC’s was able to take 2nd Place on the Season with a 5-2-2 record after their 5-1 win over State Farm Thomas Murphy. The Regular Season Champs were off this week, Big Apple Bakery had a 8-0 record. • U8G – Wilmington Health

was able to hand Signal there only loss of the season in a close 2-1 Championship Game to take the 1st Place Trophy. Harris Teeter was able to take 3rd Place after a close 4-3 win over the Island Gazette in their game. In the battle for 5th Place Ribbet Salon was able to take the close 1-0 win over Victory Awards & Trophies. In the battle for 7th Place and a nother close game, dragonflies was victorious over Pleasure Island Rentals 2-1. • U9G – Masonboro Family See PISA, page 13B

(Pictured Above): U11/12G’s Wethrill Family Dentistry took 1st Place with a 8-0 record.

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(Pictured Above): My neighbors trolled just off the beach and returned with this cooler of Spanish Mac!

(Pictured Above): Maggie and Mark picked up some pretty Redfish with Jeff Wolfe.

(Pictured Above): These Bonita's were caught by BJ McConville and Denver early Sunday morning on spoons and live bait out at Sheepheads Rock chasing birds.

Free Kids’ Fishing Events Scheduled for National Fishing and Boating Week 2014 CAPT MIKE HARRISON Lucy’s Choice Bay Charters

May 11, 2014 Finally, a fishing report that’s all good! Plenty of spanish mackerel just off the beach, sea mullet, blues, pompano and flounder from the piers, and good sized sea mullet and pompano in the surf! It’s time to go fishing!!! While I’m gone, I want you to read about this very important event that’s happening at Kure Beach Pier this Friday, May 16th. Each May for the past 16 years, Got-Em-On Live Bait Club, has organized a day of fishing for people with all kinds of disabilities. With the help of Kure Pier and other sponsors and volunteers, the day of fishing, food, and fun is

provided at no cost to the participants. All they need do is show up and scores of volunteers will be standing by to hand out fishing equipment, bait, breakfast biscuits, boxed lunches, prizes and awards. Got-em-on’s Weighmaster will be on the pier to record each catch, and there are usually plenty of photographers present to record the smiles. (Some of our local volunteers have done this long enough to attain the degree of “Professional Line UnTangler”.) This year’s event will take place on Kure Beach Pier, Friday, May 16th, starting at 8:00 a.m. and lasting until about 12:30 p.m. For more information or to find out how you can help, please contact Rick Knott at (910) 368-7077 or via email at See FISHING, page 13B

More than 30 free kids’ fishing events across North Carolina are scheduled from mid-May through mid-June in celebration of National Fishing and Boating Week. The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, in partnership with Neuse Sport Shop, Trout Unlimited and the U.S. Forest Service, is supporting these annual fishing events. The Commission has a list of events, as of April 30, posted on its website. People interested in attending an event should check the list frequently as more events are added. Young anglers registered at any fishing event can enter a statewide drawing for a chance to win one of more than 150 fishing-related prizes. The grand prize is a lifetime sportsman license, which includes See Free Events, page 19B

(Pictured Above): Participants registered at any National Fishing & Boating Week events will be entered into a drawing to win lots of great fishing prizes, such as a lifetime sportsman's license and freshwater fishing license.

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

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

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

Boating Safety Advocates Remind Boaters to “Wear It!” During National Safe Boating Week Washington, D.C. (May 6, 2014) - Boating safety advocates across the U.S. and

Canada are teaming up to promote safe and responsible boating, including consistent life jacket wear each and every time boaters are on the water, during National Safe Boating Week, held from May 17-23, 2014. National Safe Boating Week is the official launch of the 2014 North American Safe Boating Campaign. This yearlong campaign promotes safe and responsible boating and the value of voluntary life jacket wear by recreational boaters through the national theme, Wear It! “Every day I hear about the grim consequences of not wearing a life jacket while boating,” said Rachel Johnson, executive director of the National Safe Boating

Council, the lead organization for the Wear It! campaign. “You can still have fun on the water while choosing to always wear a life jacket and boating responsibly.” The National Safe Boating Council created a new public service announcement, “Love the Life!,” sharing the experience of two families and a dog as they spend the day boating and fishing. It was produced at the Eckerd College Waterfront Program in St. Petersburg, Florida, with the support of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 7-2, Division 7. Watch the PSA at www.youtube.com /user/OutreachNSBC. U.S. Coast Guard statistics show See SAFETY, page 9B

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NEW HANOVER COUNTY SCHOOL NEWS 2nd Annual Teacher Trot Results

Butterflies, Bugs & Insects

(Pictured Above): The Anderson Elementary School team won the award for "Most Spirited.” The 2nd Annual Teacher Trot 5K and Fun Run was held on Saturday, May 3, 2014. The day was a huge success thanks to everyone who came out and participated. Many New Hanover County Schools were represented with staff and students who came out to the race. Codington Elementary School had the biggest team again this year

and won the “Team Participation Award.” Anderson Elementary School won the award for “Most Spirited” with their matching sailor outfits. For a complete list of winners and individual times, and to see more event photos, visit http://its-go-time.com/nhcsteacher-trot-5k-and-1-milemay-3.

(Pictured Above): Mrs. McCroskey's students learned about insects by making posters, putting together crafty bugs and going on a nature walk to look for insects!

CBES Students Review EOG’s with Games

Ms. Shreve's class is gearing up for the EOG's with review games. Monday they are practiced their multiplication, time, fractions, and place value. North Carolina uses a variety

of tests to measure students' achievement, including Endof-Grade (EOG) tests in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, the North Carolina See EOG’s, page 17B

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Boardwalk Beach Pilates 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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

of Elders (those 68+) surveyed said they believe the Bible has too little influence in society. • Thirty-nine percent of Millennials never read the Bible, as compared to 26 percent of all adults. “With four years of data from American Bible Society’s State of the Bible research, we are now able to see trends in attitudes about and behaviors

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

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

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 bringing the new wacky science experiment gone wrong

adventure - CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2 (PG – 2014). On June 29th, we will present MONSTERS UNIVERSITY (PG 2012) followed by our Independence Day weekend selection with this years’ NUT JOB (PG 2014). Halfway through our summer season on July 13th, we present the greatest Turkey Movie of all time – FREE BIRDS (PG 2013) followed by Disney’s SUPER BUDDIES (G 2013) on July 20th. For our tenth selection of the season, we offer the environmental sen-

sitive 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.

FESTIVAL from page 1B and many will demonstrate their creative processes. Festivalgoers will find beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces in sculpture, glasswork, functional and decorative pottery, handcrafted jewelry and stunning paintings in bold acrylics, vivid oils and delicate watercolors. A Visual Arts Demonstration Tent will include projects and master craftspeople creating their artwork for the public to enjoy with hands-on activities. Culinary Arts – The Culinary Arts Tent will feature cooking demonstrations and educational programs conducted by local

chefs, restaurants, and shops. Taste the Olive will how to use extra virgin olive oil and infused balsamic vinegars to spice up recipes. Uncle Vinnyʼs will show the proper way to throw a pizza pie. Performing Arts – Performances include Murray Middle School Jazz Band, bluegrass by Stray Local, and dances by Cape Fear Dance Theatre. Visitors will learn to line dance, watch mesmerizing modern dance, and stomp with the cloggers. Hometown Wilmington Media is a sponsor and Amee Bowen, Morning Host and Program Director of 103.7fm and 1180am Port City Radio will

emcee the performances for part of the afternoon. The Feature Event is a community-made mosaic directed by Susan Dunivant with help from student artists from Cape Fear Community College. Visitors help create a mosaic artwork consisting of 5 panels. Over the next year it will be displayed in galleries around our area, then auctioned at next yearʼs fund raising dinner for the Island Arts and Culture Alliance. The Festivalʼs objectives are to: • Increase appreciation for the arts by involving the public in the creative process through demonstrations, hands-on-programs, and

access to art in different mediums, • Increase awareness of the areaʼs artist community and family friendly accommodations, and • Attract visitors from around the region and around the country to the island and the Central Business District. The Festival is in the heart of the Carolina Beach business district with access to the fun carnival rides, great restaurants and shopping. For more information about the Carolina Beach Street Arts Festival, contact Christine Higgins 610.909.7643 or email Chris@ArtfulLivingGroup.co m

SAFETY from page 6B that drowning was the reported cause of death in almost threefourths of recreational boating fatalities in 2012, and that 85 percent of those who drowned were not wearing life jackets. “Accidents on the water happen much too fast to reach and put on a stowed life jacket,”said John Johnson, chief

executive officer of the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators. “It’s important that everyone consistently wears a life jacket while on the water and always boats responsibly.” The North American Safe Boating Campaign (Wear It!) unites the efforts of a wide variety of boating safety advo-

cates, including the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators, Canadian Safe Boating Council and many members of the National Safe Boating Council. The campaign is produced under a grant from the Sports Fish Restoration and Boating Trust Fund, administered by

the U.S. Coast Guard. Share your boating story at SafeBoatingCampaign.com, and follow Wear It! at twitter .com/BoatingCampaign and facebook.com/SafeBoat Campaign.

SILVAGNI 2 from page 4B advancing after each round of competition. The competitor with the highest cumulative point total receives the AllWaterman Award and is recognized each year as the best all around Surfer. This year the award is being given to Tony Silvagni of Carolina Beach. Tony won the Pro Longboard Division and advanced to the 3rd round of the Pro Standup Division. Tony has been competing worldwide for over 20 years and currently rides for Stewart Longboards on the ASP Tour. In the past 3 years alone, Tony has achieved the 2013 1st place finish in the Taiwan Open of Surfing for Pro Noseriding, the 2012 5th place finish overall on the World Longboard Tour, and in 2011 both the ISA World Longboard Championship and been a Gold

Medalist for the USA surf team. This year the award has been named the Newkirk Award. Through this annual award, the Newkirk Family will honor the family Patriarch, Haywood Newkirk Sr, who passed away in 2013. Haywood Sr. was the embodiment of the term "waterman." He was a mate for Captain Eddie Hanneman and a pioneer in offshore fishing at Wrightsville Beach.

He was a lifeguard at the Lumina Pavilion in the early 1950's and was also on the "All Army" swim team. In the 1950's he was surfing at Lumina on a converted airplane wing and barefoot water skiing in Banks Channel. Haywood Sr. also left a lasting legacy at Wrightsville Beach and Figure Eight Island through his award-winning modernist architecture.

Gazette, May 14th, 2014 9B tered groups of N.C. school DISNEY from page 18B Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. children, and N.C. Aquarium Admission:$10.95 ages 13-61; Society members. General $9.95 62+ and military; $8.95 i n f o r m a t i o n : ages 3-12. Free admission for: http://www.ncaquariums.com/f children 2 and younger, regis- ort-fisher BOOGIE from page 2B Wednesday mornings from 1011:30 am starting June 11th you can join your favorite fairy tale princesses for Story Time by the Sea. Also, various Friday

evenings throughout the season will bring the Friday Variety entertainment series to the Park. Check out our website, www.townofkurebeach.org, for more details.

MEETING from page 2B $5.00 donation requested. Limit of 25 participants. Meet at the Federal Point History Center. 1121-A N Lake Park Blvd. Carolina Beach, North Carolina. Call 910-4580502 to reserve your place.

ALL PROGRAMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. They are held at the Federal Point History Center, 1121-A North Lake Park Blvd. (Just south of the Carolina Beach

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

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

WORLD WAR II from page 2B view a selection of MacMillan’s images depicting Normandy, France. In November, the paintings will be changed to a selection of watercolors MacMillan painted in Germany. Through the exhibition’s run, visitors will be able to write postcards to current military servicemembers and their families. World War II: A Local Artist’s Perspective will be on view through April 25, 2015. Cape Fear Museum is open 9 a.m. to

5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday Labor Day through Memorial Day. Admission is $7 for adults; $6 for seniors, students and military with valid ID; $4 for children 6-17; and free for children 5 and under and Museum members. New Hanover County residents’ free day is the first Sunday of each month. The Museum is located at 814 Market Street in downtown Wilmington, N.C. More information: www.capefearmuseum.com.

UDC from page 1B by Mrs. Patricia Gray W. Bolander, President of the Fort Fisher Chapter. The guest speaker was Dr. Walter L. Taylor, Pastor of the Oak Island Presbyterian Church, who spoke on the importance of "Religion in America During the War Between the States". Ms. Gayle Tabor, Fort Fisher #2325 Chaplain, presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Dr.Taylor. Flags were displayed courtesy

of Fort Fisher Site. Wreaths were presented at the Monument by Fort Fisher #2325 President, Mrs. Bolander; Cape Fear #3 by Mrs. Eugene Grabenstein, President; Mr. Paul Laird, Director of Friends of Fort Fisher; and Mr. Jim Steele, Site Manager of the historic sitç. Mrs. Woodard laid a red rose and Mrs. Bolander placed a Confederate Battle flag on the "Unknown Soldier" who is buried at the monument.

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PISA from page 5B Medicine finished out their Season in 1st Place with a 7-12 record after their 1-0 win over CBHF Engineers. The loss moved CBHF Engineers down to 3rd Place with a 5-4-1 record. Chick-FIl-A also finished out their regular season with a 7-1-2 record after their 7-2 win over Kate’s Pancake House. The tie between Masonboro Family Medicine and Chick-Fil-A was decided based on the amount of shutouts each team held since both times they played each other were also ties. Masonboro had 3 to Chick-FIlA’s 0. Kate’s Pancake House finished out their regular season in 5th with a 3-5-2 record. In the other game Beach Charms was able to take 4th place with a 4-5-1 record after their win over State Farm – David Ward.

• U10G – Despite dropping their last game of the season 30 to Pleasure Island Insurance Victory Health still won the regular season with a 4-1-1 record. While Pleasure Island Insurance was 3rd with a 2-4-0 record. E2A was 2nd on the season with a 2-3-1 record, despite losing their last game of the season to Refuge Church in a scrimmage game. • U11/12G – May 9th – Aftershock improved to 6-1 on the season after their 3-0 win over Play It Again Sports. May 10th – Constructive Building Solutions was able to take 2nd Place in the Regular Season after their 7-2 win over Play It Again Sports. Fuzzy Peach 3-32 finished in 6th Place after their 1-1 tie over 7th Place Seahawk Soccer Camps 2-4-2. Wetherill Family Dentistry was able to take 1st Place in the regular season with a 8-0 record

after their win over 3rd Place Aftershock. In the last game NRL Builders finished out their regular season with a 4-3-1 record and took 4th Place after their 5-0 win over Inner Solutions 1-6-1. • U13/14G – May 9th Brush Dental picked up their 5th win of the season 1-0 over Wild Wings Girls. May 10th – Pleasure Island Pirates Voyages was able to finish out their season in 1st Place with a 5-1-4 record after they tied Fiesol Tripods 4-3-3. Brush Dental finished in 2nd Place in the Regular Season after their 5-0 win over Above & Beyond HVAC. IN the final game Crossfire was abled to take 3rd Place with a 5-3-2 record after their 2-0 win over Wild Wings Girls 4-4-2. • U7B – Speech Therapy Boys were able to take 5th Place after their 3-0 win over

(Pictured Above): U7B’s Wilmington Health took 1st Place after winning the tournament.

(Pictured Above): U8B’s Tumblegym took 1st Place after winning the tournament. BASEBALL from page 4B season. Ashley will open up play in

the 4A state playoffs next week, opponent, site, and time to be determined.

HELP CENTER from page 1B sales, a silent auction and private donators. The Federal Point Help Center of Carolina Beach has serviced more than

10,000 people since 1985, the center has helped residents in need of food, clothing, utility bills, rent and anything else it can afford.

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

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

PIYB BBQ from page 1B slaw and homemade desserts! Special thanks to all the parents who came out and worked the event and everyone who came out to support it!

For more information league schedules and stats visit www.pleasureislandyouthbaseball.com, you can also follow Pleasure Island Youth Baseball on Facebook!

HIPPIE from page 2B goal is for KMI youth to stay out of trouble, stay in school, graduate and go on to the workforce or college, thereby maturing into successful adults. Through the design/build process, KMI youth learn

patience, pride, perseverance, confidence, teamwork and selfesteem, building character and learning the truth of actions and consequences. Learn more about us at: Kids Making It Woodworking Program

Atlantic Towers. In the game for 3rd Place Bouncin Party Rentals was able to defeat Firebelly 3-1. In the Championship Game Wilmington Health won a hard fought game 4-3 to take the title over Little BWW. • U8B – Rucker Johns was able to take 7th Place after their 3-0 win over Omega Sports. IN the battle for 5th Place Cranfill, Summer & Hartzog defeated State Farm – Jonathan Calhoun 6-3. In the battle for 3rd Place Rent A John and Progressive Land Development ended in a 2-2 tie. In the Championship Game Tumblegym was able to finish out their regular season undefeated with the 2-0 win over WIlminggton Athletic Club. • U9B - Refuge Church won their scrimmage game 5-0 over E2A and finished out their regular season in 2nd Place with a 6-2 record. In the 2nd game Omega Sports was able to improve to 1-6-1 on the season after their 2-1 win over 4 Seasons Site & Demo. In the 2nd game Kidsville News 7-1 was able to win a close game 32 over Bellhart Marine 5-3. The win gave Kidsville News 1st Place in the regular season. • U10B – El Cazador finished out their regular season in 1st Place with a perfect 8-0 record after their 5-3 win over 2nd Place Barry K. Henline, PLLC 5-4. In the other game Uncle Vinny’s was able to take 3rd Place 4-5 after they defeated Island Montessori School. • U11/12B – In the Championship Game Masonboro Family Medicine was able to pick up a close win 6-5 over Shuckin Shack, giving them their 1st loss of the season. In the 2nd game State Farm – Jonathan Calhoun was able to pick up the win over Byrnes Realty 6-1. In the 3rd game Hwy 55 was able to pick up the win 5-1 over Play It Again Sports. In the last game Wilmington Lawn was able to take the win and 3rd Place over Port City Geomatics. • U13/14B – Southport Sharks was able to take the win 4-0 over Buffalo Wild Wings. In the Battle for 3rd Place Michael’s Seafood was able to break a 2-2 tie in a shootout to take the win over Krazy Kones. In the Championship Game Cape Fear Massage & Wellness was able to defeat South Port Sharks 5-2 who finished in 2nd place.

Gazette, May 14th, 2014 13B contact Jim Verdon, event coorSTEP UP from page 6B web-site at www.stepupforsol- dinator, at 570-971-0553. This diers.org, click on the fishing is always a great event for chiltournament icon, fill in the dren and parents alike so come form and submit. You can also out and catch some fish. FISHING from page 6B reknott24@gmail.com . For more information on the Cape Fear Disabled Sportsman's Annual Fishing Tournament visit www.got-em-on.com or follow us on Facebook. Sincerely appreciated donations can be mailed to: GotEm-On Live Bait Club,

Attn:CFDSFT, PO Box 6, Carolina Beach NC 28428. Please make checks payable to the Got-Em-On Live Bait Club. Thank you for all your generous help and we look forward to seeing you there for one of the best days of your life! Wishing you the best, Capt. Mike Harrison

LACROSSE from page 4B win 16-3. The win advanced the Eagles to the 3rd Round of the Tournament which the will have played Tuesday, May 10th against Apex. The win improved the Eagles record to 11-5 Overall on the Season and Ashley is ranked 34th in the State. There are only 16 teams left in the State Playoffs and the Eagles are the only school left from our area.

HIGHLIGHTS: C. Blackman 1 goal and 6 shots; Carson Conklin 2 goals and 2 assists; Owen Finnegan 4 goals and 4 assists; F. Stevenson 1 goal; Hunter Smith 1 goal; Austin Henderson 1 goal and 2 points; Greg Mayer 3 goals; and Michael Colella 3 goals and 2 assists. In Goal Zac Tilley allowed just 1 goal out of 7 shots and Colton Smith let 2 past him out of 3 shots.

SOFTBALL from page 4B the 3rd and 4th for us as we gave up a run in each inning to tie 3-3. Each team settled on defense and pitching and both had chances to score in the 7th but defensive play stopped each chance. In the 8th Jessica Stergakos led the inning with hit (put Jordan Harvey in to run for her), Aliza Hollemon bunted Jordan over to second and Rachel Swartwood got a 2 out base hit to score Jordan from 2nd base. The fun then really satrted as we go on the field up 4-3. We hit the lead

off batter and made error to runners on 1st and 2nd with no outs. The next hitter popped up for the 1st out, then the following batter popped up in the infield and was called out for infield fly (2nd out) which we dropped. We then try for the out at 3rd but was too late but Jordan Floyd threw to 2nd to Lauren Brooks who knew to tag the runner sliding in for the out at 2nd to end the game. The Lady Eagles will host a first round NCHSAA State playoff game on Tuesday, 5/13 at 6:00pm

YOUTH from page 4B 7:15pm Coble Ward Smith Vs Michael’s Seafood. May 19th at 6:00pm Pleasure Island Chamber Vs American Legion, 7:15pm Coble Ward Smith Vs Michael’s Seafood. May 21st at 6:00pm Michael’s Seafood Vs Pleasure Island Chamber, at 7:15pm Play It Again Sports Vs American Legion. May 23rd: at 6:00pm Michael’s Seafood Vs Pleasure Island Chamber, at 7:15pm Play It Again Sports Vs American Legion. May 30th at 6:00pm Pleasure Island Chamber Vs Coble Ward Smith, ay 7:15pm American Legion Vs Michael’s Seafood.The kids pitch league has stayed super

competitive with standing so close first place is still open to anyone. Current standings are as follows: the Lazy Pirate 4-20, No Sweat Heating & Air 4-50, Pleasure Island Tattoo 4-2-0 and Island Men Group at 3-6-0. Upcoming games are as follows: May 16th at 6:00pm Lazy Pirate Vs Island Men at 7:30p, No Sweat Heating & Air Vs Pleasure Island Tattoo. May 19th at 6:00pm Lazy Pirate Vs Pleasure Island Tattoo 7:30pm Cornerstone Vs Island Men Group. May 21st at 6:00pm Island Men Group Vs No Sweat Heating & Air at 7:30pm Pleasure Island Tattoo Vs Lazy Pirate.

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16B Gazette, May 14th, 2014 tion is dedicated to providing DREAMS from page 18B are appropriate for children and youth in need with high-qualiadults of all ages and are free ty, free instruction in the literwith Aquarium admission. ary, visual, multimedia and perDREAMS Community Art forming arts. Day continues a multi-year For more information about partnership between the DREAMS of Wilmington visit Aquarium and the Wilmington- dreamswilmington.org . based non-profit. The organizaSUPPORT from page 7B and send them to your child's classroom. We will receive money to purchase equipment for school. Visit http://www.boxtops4education.com/ for more information. Food Lion: Link your MVP card at Food Lion and a portion of the proceeds from your sale will be donated to our school. To register for the program , call 1-800-210-9569 or register online. Friends and family can register, too! Visit www.foodlion.com for more information. Harris Teeter: Link your VIC card at Harris Teeter and a portion of the proceeds from your sale will be donated to our school. Before your sale is processed you must mention your school code, 4714. Visit http://www.harristeeter.com/def

ault.aspx?pageId=292 for more information. Target: Target will donate 1% of all purchases made using your Target Visa or your Target Guest Card to our school. On the Target site type in our school name. Visit www.sites.target.com/site/en/co rporate/page.jsp?contentId=PR D03-001811 for more information. Used or new technology needed! CBES PTO is looking for anyone willing to donate iTouch, iPod, Kindle, or Nook devices for our students to use for educational purposes. We are a 501(c)(3) organization. A donation is tax deductible. If your child doesn’t attend school but you would like to help, you may drop off your any of the above at the front counter during regular school hours.

PIML from page 5B #11 Justin Anderson 1. • Game 2 - #3 Port City Fire vs. #6 CB Crew – Both teams got off to a slow start offensively in this game with Port City Fire taking a 6-point halftime lead 21-15. After halftime both teams got their offenses’ going, with Port City Fire increasing their lead to 10-points by the final buzzer after outscoring CB Crew 32-28 in the 2nd half. HIGHLIGHTS: Port City Fire: #10 Tyrell Tillery 22, #33 Jim Freeman JR 14, #15 Alex James 7, #21 William Jacobs and #25 KeyShawn Bailey 3points each, and #55 Lewis Harvin and #5 Deion Shabazz 2-points each. CB Crew: #3 Harris Fayad and #6 Justin Metts 10-points each, #8 Chris Trombetta 9, #88 Nick Douglas and #15 Ian Sullivan 6-points each, and #59 Ricky Martindale 2. • Game 3 – #2 2nd Chance vs. #7 Carolina Beach Bums – 2nd Chance should no mercy in this game taking a 57-13 lead after the 1st half. In the 2nd half things got worse for the Carolina Beach Bums as 2nd Chance’s offense poured in the points picking up 67 while the defense allowed just 38 more points giving them the win 12451. HIGHLIGHTS: #24 Maurice Murphy 30, #3 Josh Shackelford 27, #11 Chris Dodds 18, #15 Luke Bruin 17, #32 Dustin Morgan 14, and #1 Orlo Work and #34 Tom Bruin 9-points each. Carolina Beach Bums: #8 Zach Evans 20, #00 Micah Hendrix 12, #7 Todd Jeffreys 10, #9 Brandon Sandy 5, #20 Jason Kaziah 4. Semi-Finals – May 8th • Game 4 - #1 Douglas Electric Co. vs. Flint Tropics – After pulling away by 10-

points in the 1st half Douglas Electric was able to continued to pull away in the 2nd half winning by a final score of 8155. HIGHLIGHTS: Douglas Electric Co.: #14 Richard Sheppard 30, #11 Daniel Lockwood 22, #50 Mike Gibbs 13, #23 Jeff Cayton 9, #7 Bruce Church 4 and #33 Shawn Batts 3. Flint Tropics: #32 Alec Prindable 17, #25 Joel Yoworski and #5 Drew Brinson 9-points each, #33 Tyler Caproni and #1 Hatden Yoworski 7-points each, and #22 Cory Montgomery 6points. • Game 5 - #3 Port City Fire vs. #2 2nd Chance – After a close 1st half 29-26 2nd Chance was able to get a few big stops in the 2nd half to pull away by 10-points by the final buzzer 60-50. HIGHLIGHTS: 2nd Chance: #24 Maurice Murphy 18, #3 Josh Shackelford 16, #34 Tom Bruin 11, #11 Chris Dodds and #10 Dustin Morgan 6points each, and #1 Orlo Work 3. Port City Fire: #10 Tyrell Tillery 11, #15 Ankee James and #33 Jim Freeman Jr. 8points each, #21 William Jacobs 6, #6 Charlie Thomas, #55 Lewis Havvin and #25 KeyShawn Bailey 5-points each, and #5 Deion Shabazz 2. Finals – May 9th • #1 Douglas Electric Co. vs. #2 2nd Chance – After a 2-point 1st half 25-23 the 2nd half was a whole different story. Douglas’s Josh Humphries connected on 5 big 3-pointers to help lead his offenses’ 53points in the half. Meanwhile the defense did there job holding 2nd Chance to just 36points giving them the win 7859 and the Tournament Championship to go along with their Regular Season

Championship. HIGHLIGHTS: Douglas Electric Co. : #14 Richard Shepard 18, #24 Josh Humphries 17, #27 Mike Gibbs 15, #33 Shawn Batts 13, #11 Daniel Lockwood 8, #23 Jegg

Cayton 4 and #7 Bruce Church 3. 2nd Chance: #24 Maurice Murphy 19, #3 Josh Shackelford 18, #1 Orlo Work 9, #11 Chris Dodds 7, #34 Tom Bruin 4, and #15 Luke Bruin 2.

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

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

AQUARIUM from page 2B • EXTENDED BEHIND THE SCENES TOUR Fridays, May 16, 30 at 2 p.m., Wednesdays, May 28 at 2 p.m., Monday, May 26 at 2 p.m. Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at an Aquarium? Space for animal holding, husbandry, life support systems, and access to exhibits is hidden behind the aquarium walls. If you have ever cared for a home aquarium, you may have some idea of what it takes to operate a collection of salt and freshwater exhibits, with hundreds of animals. Accompany aquarium staff on a guided tour of animal quarantine, life support, food preparation, and access areas. This unique opportunity is limited to 10 participants. Children under 8 are not permitted. Children between 8 and 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Fee: $15.00 for adults and $13.00 for children 17 and under. Aquarium admission included. NC Aquarium Society Members pay $9.00 per participant.

OUTDOORS & EXPLORATION • SURF FISHING WORKSHOP - Saturdays, May 31 at 9 a.m.- This three hour workshop includes one hour of classroom discussion, then surf fishing on the beach nearby. All equipment and bait provided. Program is rain or shine, with extra activities added in event of bad weather (e.g., throwing a cast net). For ages 10 and older. Fee: $15 per participant. Aquarium admission is not included. PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED. The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher is located just south of Kure Beach, a short drive from Wilmington, on U.S. 421. The site is less than a mile from the Fort Fisher ferry terminal. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission:$10.95 ages 13-61; $9.95 62+ and military; $8.95 ages 3-12. Free admission for: children 2 and younger, registered groups of N.C. school children, and N.C. Aquarium Society members. General information: www.ncaquariums.com/fort-fisher

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

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

SUMMER from page 18B Nature Patrol: Campers develop basic animal observation skills while patrolling different local habitats. Join the aquarium on its mission to conserve and protect North Carolina's environments. Dates: June 16-20, June 23-27 Ages: 56, 7-9, 10-12 Weird, Wonderful Wildlife: Have you ever wondered how frogs survive the winter, or why some fish can glow in the dark? Sometimes animals are wonderfully weird! Campers learn the strange adaptations animals make to live in their environments. Exploration trips inside and outside of the aquarium turn an animal encounter from an "eww" to an "aww" moment. Dates: June 30-July 3, July 7-11 Ages: 5-6, 7-9, 10-12 Animal Keepers: How do we feed 2,000 animals? What does it take to keep a 235,000gallon aquarium clean? Where do aquarium animals come from? Campers learn about the daily careand maintenance of aquarium animals. By helping prepare food, clean exhibits, and

create animal enrichment, campers get a glimpse of the work required to provide proper animal care. Dates: July 14-18, July 21-25 Ages: 5-6, 7-9, 10-12 Eco Explorers: How many different animals live in the rainforest? Would a polar bear meet a penguin? What kind of animals can survive in a desert? Campers take an imaginary trip around the world to discover various ecosystems and the animals living there. This camp also highlights the diversity of local environments. Dates: July 28-August 1, August 4-8 Ages: 5-6, 7-9, 10-12 Coastal Crusaders: How can North Carolina's aquatic environments be recreated and maintained in an Aquarium setting? Campers gain a better understanding of how to investigate and preserve the environment we all share by exploring natural habitats. Campers enjoy this week of canoeing on the Cape Fear River, surf fishing, visiting the sea turtle hospital, and snorkeling. Dates: June 2327, July 7-11, July 28-August 1 Ages: 13-14

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

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

ORTHO from page 4B Balance Wilmington. Registration is available now at www.sportoften.com keyword: OrthoWilmington 5k. Walkers and runners of all ages are invited to join in this 5k celebration. Strollers also welcome! Volunteer opportunities are also available. Girls on the Run and STRIDE are 10 week running programs that focus on character development, self-respect and healthy living. The program is available for girls in grades 3rd-8th and boys in grades 3rd – 6th. The Girls on the Run and STRIDE Council of Coastal Carolina consist of 89 teams in 9 counties; New Hanover, Brunswick, Duplin, Pender, Carteret, Craven, Onslow, Sampson and Columbus County. This spring season the YMCA is providing Girls on the Run and STRIDE to about 1,200 boys and girls. This will be OrthoWilmington’s 7th year partnering with the Wilmington Family YMCA to sponsor the race and this year’s race expects 500 community participants and close to 750 girls

and boys. OrthoWilmington continues to be a wonderful community partner and all involved are eagerly anticipating the race. We want to remind community residents of the road closures that will take place during the event. From 6:00am to 9:30am on Saturday, May 17th, Independence Rd will be closed between Oleander and Sterling Place with additional blockades in the Lincoln Forest and Glen Meade Neighborhoods. Other sponsors for the race include: OrthoWilmington, Harris Teeter, Chick-Fil-A, Subway, Old North Wealth Management, The Pediatric Center, Piedmont Gas, New Balance Wilmington, Dimock, Weinberg and Cherry Coastal Carolina Pediatric Dentistry, Boyles Law Firm, First Citizens Bank, Quality Lighting Solutions. Race will start at 8:00am. Packet Pick-Up will be at OrthoWilmington’s Shipyard location (3787 Shipyard Blvd.) on Friday, May 16th from 4-6 PM. For more information contact Aileen Sutton at the YMCA at 604-6456.

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

9:30 pm. Suggested age is 12 and up and minors must be accompanied by an adult. All proceeds go to Meals on Wheels Council Inc., and Only 225 Tickets will be SOLD! Ticket is required to board the boat. Cash or Checks Only! Checks should be written to Meals on Wheels Council, Inc., P. O. Box 3593, Wilmington, NC 28401. If you remember “In The Navy”, “Macho Man” and “Y.M.C.A.”, Don’t Miss the Boat! If you do, you will miss America’s favorite Disco Cowboy! The Meals on Wheels Council, Inc. welcomes your participation as a sponsor for the event. We rely on donations such as yours to continue to operate. For your donation, you will receive sponsor recognition and tickets for the cruise (based on sponsorship level). With your assistance, the Meals on Wheels Council, Inc. can continue to experience success with this event to better serve our homebound clients. For more information, you may contact 910-508-8672 fjacobs@ bellsouth. net or 910458-5962 or blueocean 5678@yahoo.com.

Gazette, May 14th, 2014 17B event provides accessible fishFISHING from page 2B awards ceremony will be held ing to over 300 people and is upon conclusion of the sure to be a memorable day for Tournament. This growing all involved. FT. FISHER from page 1B was entitled "Religion in the South: How it Affected Soldiers and Family."

Memorial wreaths were placed at the base of the monument following Dr. Taylor's address.

EOG’S from page 6B Writing Assessments in grades 4, 7 and 10, and End-of-Course (EOC) tests in various academic subjects at the high school

level. Students must pass the grade 8 EOG tests and the North Carolina Test of Computer Skills to receive a diploma.

SILVAGNI 1 from page 4B again to his sponsors: Stewart Surfboards, Hot Wax Surf Shop, Kulcha Shok Musik, & Sun Bum Sunscreen. You can check out more pictures and

placings at wblasurf.org. Pro Longboard Results: 1st place Tony Silvagni, 2nd place - Brad Rose, 3rd place - Alek Rockwise and 4th place - Mike Melichiorre.

DISABLED from page 1B To begin the day, as contestants arrive, each is given a Britt’s Donut and a McDonald’s biscuit or a piece of fruit for breakfast. Soft drinks and water are also available. Then when they’re ready to fish, everyone is provided a rod and reel and all the bait they need to try and catch the winning fish. From registration on up to a hot dog and chips lunch, contestants are assisted in every way by an “army” of volunteers from the Got-Em-On Live Bait Club and people from the community. The Town of Kure Beach provides Police Officers and workers to assist in cleanup. There will be trophies for the three largest fish caught as well as door prizes of rod and reel combo’s, gift cards, and Tee shirts. Alan Votta of Alan Votta Construction has built and donated a fabulous Tiki Bar. Raffle tickets are on sale for the Tiki Bar to help raise funds for the tournament. Jim Dial will also be cooking a pig for a BBQ fundraiser on May 10th. You can get your BBQ and see

the Tiki Bar displayed beside Bud & Joes in Kure Beach. Got-Em-On Live Bait Club wants to thank all of the generous sponsors and donors for the tournament. It is not too late to participate as a sponsor or volunteer and we would love to have you! mDonations are welcome and can be mailed to: Got Em On Live Bait Club (CFDSFT) P.O. Box 1837, Carolina Beach NC 28428. Please make check payable to the Got-EmOm Live Bait Club.

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Eagle Lands at Aquarium

DREAMS Community Arts Day May 17th Channel your inner Picasso at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher. The Aquarium and DREAMS of Wilmington team up to present DREAMS Community Arts Day, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 17. Local teaching artists from DREAMS help visitors tap into their creative side while exploring the magic of the ocean. Artists lead demonstrations, workshops and hands-on activities in recycled art, ceramics, painting and more. Activities See DREAMS, page 16B

Learn to Innovate Like Disney Tuesday, May 20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WILMINGTON, N.C. — The North Carolina Aquarium Society hosts “Disney’s Approach to Creativity & Innovation” presented by Disney Institute on Tuesday, May 20 at Cape Fear Community College in Wilmington. Learn how The Walt Disney Company taps into its workforce for creative solutions and inspiration. Examine how leaders bring together organizational identity, structural systems and a collaborative structure to create a steady flow of ideas resulting in innovative products, service and experiences. In this course, Disney shares methods that can be employed immediately, and with little to no cost, to maximize the rich resources every organization already has – your people!

Disney understands engaging and encouraging the imaginative power of employees creates a lasting competitive advantage and maximizes an organization's potential. Registration for the powerful one-day business learning event is $425 and closes May 13. Walk-up registrations will not be accepted. To register and learn more visit ncaquariums.com/fort-fisher For more information on registration contact the NC Aquarium at Fort Fisher at 910.458.7468 or email joanna.zazzali@ncaquariums.c om. 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. See DISNEY, page 9B

NC Aquarium at Ft. Fisher’s Summer Camp Registration Open Explore, play, laugh, learn— children enrolled in summer camp at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher will do all this and more. Campers, ages 5 to 14, experience outdoor adventure, eco-education and make new friends. Trained marine educators lead the activities and introduce campers to live animals in a safe and fun atmosphere. Aquarium Camp runs 8:30

a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday throughout the summer. Session details are below. Limited transportation to and from summer camp is offered, with pick-up points at a Monkey Junction and Ft. Fisher Ferry locations (This service requires an additional fee and registration). For more information and to register visit ncaquariums.com/fort-fisher. See SUMMER, page 17B

TRACK from page 4B with a time of 1:46.17. In the 4x400m relay another school record went down by the team of Destiny Godfrey, Alyssa Yaw, Rhaven Davis, and Jamie Stacey running a 4:04 placing 3rd. In the 4 X800m relay the team of Julia Boudreau, Sara Silika, Lindsey williams, and Morgan Marriccini finished 4th with a 10:33. Heather Keck was our lone Regional Champion for the girls in the Pole Vault with a jump of 8'6". In the Shot Morgan Targhetta finished 13th with a mark of 27'11" and in the discus finished 11th with a personal best 79'2".

Please congratulate these ladies on a job well done. In the boys results Zan Richardson finished 10th with an 11.16. In the 800m run Stephen wilson was 10th overall with a 2:03. Rylee Smith was 12th with a 2:20 and Joe Harty finished 13th with a 2:28. In the 1600 daniel Lancaster was 8th with a 5:08. Will Mayo was 11th in the 3200 with a 10:47. Damien Batts was 7th with a personal best 41.72. In the 4X100 relay the team of Zan Richardson, Tyree Gaithright, Andre Stukes, and Damien Batts finished 7th with a season best 43.5. In the 4

x200m the team of Ebrima Darboe, Zan Richardson, Damien Batts, and Tyree Gaithright finished 6th with a 1:30.06. In the 4 X 4 the team of Damien Batts, Rylee Smith, David Fletchner, Ebrima Darboe finished 13th with a 3:53. In the 4 X 8 the team of Joe Harty, Stephen Wilson, Rylee Smith, and David Fletchenr finished 4th with an 8:13. In the High Jump Tyree Gaithright finished 4th over all with a jump of 6'2". In Pole Vault Bruce Kopka Got 2nd

overall with a jump of 13'00" Daniel Suggs Placed 3rd with a jump of 12' and Luka Abraham finished 5th with a jump of 10'oo. In the Shot Put Alex Banoczi finished 3rd overall with a throw of 48'2" and Russell Corbett was 4th with a mark of 46'10". In the Discus Alex was 2nd overall with a throw of 136'4" and Russell Corbett was 4th with a 131'8". Please congratulate all of these participants. States is Saturday in Greensboro. See TRACK, page 20B

BUTTERFLY from page 18B enclosure, butterflies fly free and land on tropical plants and, occasionally, on visitors’ heads, arms and noses. Species inside the enclosure will vary but visitors may see vibrant blue morphos (Morpho peleides) native to Latin America, emerald

swallowtails (Papilio palinurus) or red lacewings (Cethosia biblis), both found in Asia, among many others. Butterfly Bungalow is a temporary exhibit open through September 2014. Daily tickets for the exhibit are $3. Wednesdays, May 7, 14, 21, 28 are free for

those wearing wings. General Aquarium admission is additional. The N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher is located just south of Kure Beach, a short drive from Wilmington, on U.S. 421. The site is less than a mile from the Fort Fisher ferry terminal. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Admission:$10.95 ages 13-61; $9.95 62+ and military; $8.95 ages 3-12. Free admission for: children 2 and younger, registered groups of N.C. school children, and N.C. Aquarium Society members. General information: ncaquariums.com/ fort-fisher

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gazette, May 14th, 2014 19B open, contact Revolver Music GUITAR from page 2B Camp is brought to Kure Beach at (910) 799-1999 or revolverby Terry Godwin with Revolver musicproductions.com. Terry Music. Camp will be held on will be hosting an “Open Wednesday mornings from 9 Practice” for 5 of his different am until 10 am, starting on June girl bands at the Community 25, 2014. Center on Sunday, March 30th. The program runs every This practice session is open Wednesday through August 13, to the public from 2 pm until 5 2013, excluding July 9th and pm. If you might be interested 23rd, for a total of 6 classes. in signing your child up for the The cost to participate is $15 summer camp, this is the perper class and the program is fect opportunity to meet the designed for students ages 7 instructor and see what some of and up. Registration is now his young students are up to. FREE Events from page 6B freshwater and saltwater fishing privileges, as well as hunting privileges, donated by Neuse Sport Shop, located in Kinston. The first prize is a lifetime freshwater fishing license, donated by the N.C. State Council of Trout Unlimited. Neuse Sport Shop also is donating tackle boxes, rod-and-reel combos and spools of fishing line, while the Wildlife Commission is donating prizes, such as fishing towels, playing cards and minitackle boxes. Local sponsors for many events will provide prizes and gifts to registered participants as well. The Wildlife Commission will con-

duct the drawing for prizes at the end of June and will publish a list of winners on its website, www.ncwildlife.org, in early July. To give kids a better chance of catching fish, the Wildlife Commission is stocking fish at many of these sites before the events — from trout in the mountains to channel catfish and bluegill in Piedmont and coastal public waters. For more information about National Fishing and Boating Week 2104, visit the Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation’s website, www.takemefishing.org. For more information on fishing in public, inland waters, visit www.ncwildlife.org/fishing.

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Palm Air Realty, Inc. Sales and Rentals, Putting the Fun into Your Family Vacation

(Pictured Above): Palm Air Realty is located at 133 Fort Fisher Boulevard North, in Kure Beach. For more information about Palm Air rentals or properties for sale, call them at (910) 458-5269 or visit their website at www.palmairrealtync.com. You can also like them on Facebook. Palm Air is open year round. Hours of operation are 9:00am to 5:00pm, seven days a week.

By: Mitchell Houska Staff Writer Palm Air Realty, Inc. is owned and operated by Pleasure Island locals, Anne Brodsky and Ea Ruth. They purchased the property, known as Palm Air Cottages, in 2004 and the business has grown by leaps and bounds in the past ten years. Palm Air Cottages has been a local landmark and family vacation destination for over sixty years. The original cottages were first built in the 1950s and were expanded upon over the years to their current on-site capacity of seven cottages. Services at the main location

include a laundry room, a very inviting pool, grills, for a cookout with the family, and more. If you want to bring the family dog along, there are pet-friendly units available as well. In each vacation rental you will find a complimentary basket of assorted gifts, from Anne and Ea, to you and yours. Don’t let the quaintness of their pretty little cottages fool you into thinking that’s all they have to offer. Palm Air currently boasts a roster of over seventy rentals, from Fort Fisher, all the way to Carolina Beach. They have short-term vacation rentals for a week at the beach with the family or long-term rentals for those See Palm Air, page 6C

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Carolina Beach Napa Auto and Truck Parts Now Open 7 Days a Week

Beach PC helps slow running computer, website design & more

Beach PC is at 1018 N. Lake Park Blvd., Unit 17 in the Federal Point Shopping Center behind the ABC store, for details or more information, call 910-458-3188. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Visit their website at www.beachpc.com or follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BeachPC. (Pictured Above):NAPA® Store #714 is located just north of Shipyard Blvd. art 2234 Carolina Beach Rd, this location can be reached by calling (910) 763-4585. On the other side of Wilmington, off of Market St is store #708 at 318 N. Green Meadows, (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 See NAPA, page 5C

Using your computer and have noticed that three keys are being used a lot, ALT, CTRL and delete, this may mean that your system may need someone to look at it, either to clean

or it just needs a tune-up. Well, Beach PC can help you get your computer up and running properly again. Beach PC is a computer repair shop that specializes in the care and maintenance of window-based personal computers and is owned and operated by Tom and Jon Campbell

and they have been offering their services to the Pleasure Island area for almost nine years. Other services that they offer are creating websites at a low cost and hosting your site. They offer onsite consulting for both business and residential clients, computer set-up, and See BEACH PC page 5C

All Season’s Carpet Care: Fast, Courteous & Friendly

Realtors® Help Wilmington Foster Family with Yard Beautification Project Realtors® Help Wilmington Foster Family with Yard Beautification Project (Pictured Above): You can reach All Seasons Carpet Care by calling (910) 515-4664. Spring is here and now is the time to call All Season’s Carpet Care for all your carpet and upholstery needs. The expert carpet care professionals at All Seasons will have your floors

Submitted by the Wilmington Regional Association of Realtors® WILMINGTON, N.C. – On Wednesday, May 7, 2014, several members of the Wilmington Regional Association of Realtors® (WRAR) collaborated on a yard beautification project to help a local foster family that provides care for special needs children. This project was one of two planned this year in connection with a broader initiative by WRAR’s Partners for Affordable Homeownership (PAH) Committee called “I Wanna Bee a Good Neighbor.” The second project will be held sometime this coming fall. The mission of this initiative and committee is to, “educate Realtors®, lenders, and members of our community on affordable housing options, See Celtic Shop, page 5C

and upholstery looking their best once again. All Seasons Carpet Care is also available for emergency situations. Be sure to save their number in a place where you can easily

reach it in case you are faced with a serious situation like flooding. Though the threat of hurricanes is gone until next summer we all now how easily See CARPET, page 5C

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Vape Hut Helps You “Kick the Butt” with 3 Locations

Vape Hut Helps currently has 3 Stores their original store (Above Left): is at 4904 Carolina Beach Road in Wilmington, the second location (Above Right): is at 4724 New Centre Drive near Target, and the third (Below Right): is beside Food Lion in Carolina Beach at 1401 N. Lake Park Blvd. For details, call 910-399-8071 or email info@vapehut.com. The Vape Hut is helping smokers “kick the butt” with a selection of smoking alternative e-cigs and accessories. Smokers everywhere are making the switch to e-cigs for a variety of reasons including not smelling like smoke all of the time, not inhaling harsh carcinogenic chemicals, or simply as a way to enjoy smoking indoors without offending the people surrounding them. The

Vape Hut not only supplies you with all of your e-cig products but also serves as your personal guide with knowledgeable staff members who love to educate their customers. These “E-Cigs” are able to give the user a desired amount of nicotine to ease your craving. “It is a two or three piece electronic vaporizing device that allows the smoker to expeSee VAPE HUT, page 4C

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Nutrition Tips for your Child's Teeth When it comes to our teeth and especially our children's teeth, it can take more than just brushing in order to maintain good oral health. Much like with our overall health, what we take in to our bodies is vital to the end product that is produced. If we continuously put bad food into our system then our overall and oral health will most definitely reflect that. While at the same time, if we are feeding our body's good stuff then it will produce a posSee BOZART, page 5C

traditional tobacco cigarettes to “E-Cigs.” Although they are not actually aimed at “smoking cessation,” the “E-Cigs” are “intended for use as a smoking substitute or a smoking alternative. When you use an electronic cigarette from Vape Hut, you can decrease your nicotine intake a little at a time by decreasing the strength of the E-liquid you use. The Vape Hut offers their customers with a wide variety of “E-Cig” and “E-Liquid” options. The Vape Hut only sales the utmost highest quality “E-Cigs” on the market and offers a massive selection of around 60 different flavored liquids to produce flavors which range from sweet and fruity to some that taste like major cigarette brands. Being “E-Cigarette” users (aka “Vapers”) themselves, the owners, operators and employees of the Vape Hut know exactly what the transition from smoking cigarettes to using “E-cigs” is like. They are incredibly

New Hanover Regional Medical Center Awarded 'A' BY LEAPFROG HOSPITAL SAFETY SCORE WILMINGTON, NC - New Hanover Regional Medical Center has been honored with an ‘A’ grade in the spring 2014 update to the Hospital Safety Score, which rates how well hospitals protect patients from accidents, errors, injuries and infections. The Hospital Safety Score is compiled under the guidance of the nation’s leading experts on patient safety and is administered by The Leapfrog Group, an independent industry watchdog. The Leapfrog Score, the first and only hospital safety rating to be analyzed in the peer-reviewed Journal of Patient Safety, is designed to give members of the public information they can use to protect themselves and their families. “We take the safety of our patients very seriously,” said Jack Barto, President and Chief Executive Officer of New Hanover Regional Medical Center. “We have established a culture of continuous improvement at NHRMC, and although we are very proud

to receive the highest grade from The Leapfrog Group, we will continue to look for new ways to provide the high quality care our patients expect and deserve.” Leah Binder, president and CEO of Leapfrog, said that hospital safety and transparency has become more of a central focus as patients become more engaged in selecting where to receive health care. “The ‘A’ hospitals, including New Hanover Regional Medical Center, are helping us to raise the standards of health care nationwide,” she said. “We offer our congratulations and hope the hospital will continue to strive for an ever-increasing level of excellence in patient safety.” To see New Hanover Regional Medical Center’s scores as they compare nationally and locally, and to find safety tips for patients and their loved ones, visit the Hospital Safety Score website at www.hospitalsafetyscore.org. Local hospitals’ scores are also See NHRMC, page 5C

NHRMC Named One of the Strongest Hospitals in the Nation for the Second Year in a Row Study was based on data comparing quality, costs and efficiency WILMINGTON, NC - New Hanover Regional Medical Center has been named a HealthStrong Hospital for the second year in a row by iVantage® Health Analytics. The study looks at indicators such as performance, value and risk to determine the overall strength and quality of more than 4,000 general acute care hospitals ranked each year in the United States. The ranking is based on the iVantage Hospital Strength Index™. The national business intelligence and technology company created this index which uses publicly available data from sources such as Medicare Cost Reports, Medicare claims data and Hospital Compare. The recognition is based on findings from more than 60 individual metrics, organized into three major categories and 10 pillars to derive a single strength overall rating for each facility. The Hospital Strength Index

is a unique rating system because it is based on the idea that a strong hospital has these characteristics: • Loyal, satisfied patients, • Outstanding quality and safety programs, • Cost efficient and appropriately priced services, • Strong balance sheet with surplus capital, • Population cost measures that are controlled, • Population risk measures that are controlled, • Dominant market share with growing demand, • Less direct (more diffuse) competition. “Changes in the healthcare industry are happening at a staggering rate, making it more important than ever for our community to have a strong hospital to turn to,” said Jack Barto, president and chief executive officer at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. “We are very proud See STRONG, page 5C

VAPE HUT from page 3C rience the sensation of smoking while avoiding the harsh chemicals and carcinogens contained in a tobacco cigarette. The pieces consist of : (1) a battery, which powers the unit, (2) an atomizer, the heating unit that vaporizes a flavored liquid that may or may not contain nicotine, and (3) a cartridge, which contains the liquid. In some models, the cartridge and atomizer are contained in one piece, which makes it a two piece unit.” Switching from traditional tobacco cigarettes to “ECigs” means that you can smoke almost anywhere even in many restaurants and bars. Your clothes, vehicle and home will no longer reek of smoke and best of all liquid used in the “E-Cigs” from the Vape Hut are reasonably priced comparable to and even lower than tobacco cigarettes. Just like smoking a regular cigarette, you determine how much nicotine you receive from the device when you choose the strength of your Eliquid. You can also choose flavors that closely resemble the cigarette you already smoke. Smoking an electronic cigarette is very different, but in good

ways. The cost is very different when you switch from the traditional cigarette to the electronic cigarette, but that varies according to which model you choose. Some electronic cigarette models require that you buy pre-filled cartridges that can be costly. There are many great reasons to switch from

helpful to novice “Vapers” and stress that proper use and knowledge of how to use your “E-Cig” is the key to successfully “Kick the Butt.” Because of this, the Vape Hut is committed to taking the time to make sure every new customer is taught how to properly use an “E-cig.” They will let you sample the different flavors they have available and will answer any questions you may have. If you are interested in letting the Vape Hut help you “Kick the Butt” then you should go in and take a look at their starter kits. They currently have an online store, vapehut.com, and three retail locations in the Wilmington area. Their original store is at 4904 Carolina Beach Road in Wilmington, the second location is at 4724 New Centre Drive near Target, and the third is beside Food Lion in Carolina Beach at 1401 N. Lake Park Blvd. For details, call 910-399-8071 or email info@vapehut.com.

BEACH PC from page 2C they can help you install your router, modem or printer, and help with basic networking. If your computer is not running like it did when you first purchased it, you may need a PC tune-up and virus removal. This service is $99, and they will clean out all the junk that accumulates over time, detection of any viruses and remove them. This service basically returns your computer to the operating condition when it was new, without losing any data, and best of all it is done right at the shop it is not sent away and there is 24 to 48 hour turn-around time. The tune-up includes a one year limited guarantee against future infections and slow per-

formance. If your computer becomes slow again, then they will perform another tune-up based on how long it has been since your first tune-up was done. They do stand behind what they do. Onsite work is done by Jon and Tom handles off-site services. Beach PC only offers services; this is not a retail store. Beach PC is at 1018 N. Lake Park Blvd., Unit 17 in the Federal Point Shopping Center behind the ABC store, for details or more information, call 910-458-3188. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Visit their website at www.beachpc.com or follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BeachPC.

CARPET from page 2C homes in our area can flood with winter storms or high tides. All Seasons specializes in water extraction. No matter how bad the situation gets you can rest assured that All Seasons will be there to help. If you have an accidental burst pipe this winter or flooding due to a storm call All Seasons to help you dry out. They are fast, courteous and friendly and always ready to come right over to help. If you own a rental property you know that the best time to have your carpets cleaned is in the off-season. Don’t wait until the last minute when you can get it taken care of now and have one less thing to worry about when spring rolls back around. Clean carpets make

your home look brilliant and inviting. Let All Seasons save your carpet today! All Seasons Carpet Care is a local business from Pleasure Island. They are fully licensed and insured so you know you are going to receive some of the best quality service around. You can reach All Seasons Carpet Care by calling (910) 515-4664. All Seasons Carpet Care is a dependable and trustworthy business that is here to help you keep your home looking its best. Don’t let stained and dirty carpets ruin your homes appearance have them cleaned and restore the brilliant colors and clean smell to your house. Be sure to look for their special money saving deals right here in the Island Gazette.

NAPA from page 2C 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 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. 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 207 Cape Fear Boulevard, they can reached by calling (910) 707-1415. Hours are Monday through Friday from 7:30am until 6:00pm, Saturday from 8:00am until 4pm, and Sunday from 9:00am until 5:00pm. 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.

NHRMC from page 4C available on the free mobile app, available at www.hospitalsafetyscore.org. Calculated under the guidance of Leapfrog’s Blue Ribbon Expert Panel, the Hospital Safety Score uses 28 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to produce a letter grade representing a hospital’s overall capacity to keep patients safe from preventable harm. More than 2,500 general U.S. hospitals were assigned scores this spring. A full analysis of the data and methodology used is available on the Hospital Safety Score website. About The Leapfrog

Group: The Leapfrog Group is a national nonprofit organization using the collective leverage of large purchasers of health care to initiate breakthrough improvements in the safety, quality and affordability of health care for Americans. The flagship Leapfrog Hospital Survey allows purchasers of healthcare services to structure their contracts and purchasing to reward the highest performing hospitals. The Leapfrog Group was founded in November 2000 with support from the Business Roundtable and national funders and is now independently operated with support from its purchaser and

Gazette, May 7th, other members. About New Hanover Regional Medical Center: With a dedicated team of more than 6,000 employees, 550 physicians and 800 volunteers, New Hanover Regional Medical Center is one of the largest county-owned public hospitals in the United States. A multi-campus healthcare system, NHRMC includes the main 17th Street campus where the NHRMC Betty H. Cameron Women’s & Children’s Hospital, NHRMC Zimmer Cancer Center, NHRMC Heart Center, NHRMC Behavioral Health Hospital and NHRMC Rehabilitation Hospital are

2014 5C located. New Hanover Regional Medical Center also includes the NHRMC Orthopedic Hospital on Wrightsville Avenue and the management of Pender Memorial Hospital in Burgaw. The NHRMC Physician Group includes more than 150 providers in primary care and a wide range of specialty fields. With a team-based approach to health care, NHRMC offers a variety of healthcare services, technologies and treatments for patients of all ages. NHRMC provides more than $140 million in uncompensated care each year.

BOZART from page 4C itive health effect. So let's delve into what some of the better and worse foods are for your children's teeth and also your teeth for that matter. Good Foods and Bad Foods: • Eat your Fruits and Vegetables - But not all fruits and vegetables are created the same. Try to focus on fruits and vegetables that have a high amount of water in them like melons, pears, celery and cucumbers to name a few; and steer more clear of items that may have a high concentrate of sugar such as bananas or raisins. • Eat Cheese - Cheese can also make for a great snack for your children and their teeth. It has minimal to no sugar and also helps to produce saliva in the mouth which is your first defense against cavities and

plaque forming on your teeth. • Avoid These - Obviously you want to avoid all sugary foods, but especially those that tend to linger on the teeth such as: hard candy, lollipops, cough drops and even mints. Also try to avoid sticky treats such as: caramel, tootsie rolls, rice crispy treats, etc. Basically, try to cut out anything sugary that takes a long time to finish or that sticks to your teeth. Now, if and when your child does need to indulge themselves with a sweet treat every now and then just make sure that they brush their teeth immediately afterwards. Other Tips: • Buy foods that are sugar free or un-sweetened. Try to stay away from granulated sugar above all else. • Steer your kids clear of sodas and other sweet drinks.

This can be a terrible habit that can follow them for a lifetime producing a much higher risk of not just cavities and gum disease, but overall negative health effects as well. Like a river carves a canyon over years and years you will also see sugar eat away at their teeth and carve it's own type of canyon over time. Not to also mention the negative health effects that soda can bring in increasing the risk of diabetes and obesity greatly. • Serve sugary treats with meals instead of as snacks. At least this way other foods and drinks are also in the mix helping to produce saliva which will help to minimize the length of time the sugar may stay on your kid's teeth. • Include good sources of calcium in your child's diet which will help to build strong

teeth. Some good sources are: milk, broccoli, and yogurt. • Have your child drink more tap water. This is good for two reasons. 1. If they are drinking water then they aren't drinking soda or other sweet drinks, and 2. Tap water has trace amounts of fluoride in it which helps to build and maintain healthy tooth enamel. • Brush your child's teeth after giving them any medicines that may coat the teeth in sugar and acids such as cough syrup. • Take your child to the pediatric dentist regularly starting at the age of 1 or within 6 months of their first tooth breaking through.

WRAR from page 2C while helping people remain homeowners,” says Jody Wainio, current WRAR President and former PAH Chair. “In the past, we have partnered with local organizations to repair homes and educate consumers. When presented this unique opportunity, we decided to jump in and assist families by giving them a safer, more enjoyable outdoor area to

play in and thrive.” This entire event was made possible due to the generosity of local partners Star Landscaping, Thorpe Landscaping, American Property Experts, Lloyds Nursery, and Milner’s Cafe. For more info or to get involved, please contact Paige Sammons at 910-313-2015. To learn more about PAH, go to www.wrar.com/pahcommittee. DISCLOSURE: REAL-

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STRONG from page 4C that our efforts to maintain high quality care for our patients while finding ways to improve efficiency are being recognized.” According to this study, if all U.S. hospital markets perform at the median of the HealthStrong Hospitals, then: • $14 Billion of savings could be realized from the Medicare program, • $52 Billion of savings could be realized from all healthcare payers, • A 4.4% improvement in patient safety indicators and events could be realized, • Nearly 4 million

years of potential life lost would be saved, and • More than a half trillion dollars could be added to national Gross Domestic Product. “iVantage seeks to help hospitals meet the demands of the new health care by providing a new level of transparency into the internal and external metrics which drive more informed decision making,” said John R. Morrow, executive vice president of iVantage Health Analytics. “The Hospital Strength INDEX analysis reveal that geographic variation, population health and superior performance are

interrelated, and that they can result in lower cost, better outcomes and healthier communities nationwide.” For more information on this study visit the iVantage website. About New Hanover Regional Medical Center: With a dedicated team of more than 6,000 employees, 550 physicians and 800 volunteers, New Hanover Regional Medical Center is one of the largest county-owned public hospitals in the United States. A multi-campus healthcare system, NHRMC includes the main 17th Street campus where the NHRMC Betty H.

Cameron Women’s & Children’s Hospital, NHRMC Zimmer Cancer Center, NHRMC Behavioral Health Hospital and NHRMC Rehabilitation Hospital are located. New Hanover Regional Medical Center also includes the NHRMC Orthopedic Hospital on Wrightsville Avenue and the management of Pender Memorial Hospital in Burgaw. With a team-based approach to health care, NHRMC offers a variety of healthcare services, technologies and treatments for patients of all ages. NHRMC provides more than $140 million in charity care each year. About iVantage Health Analytics: iVantage Health Analytics® is a privately held healthcare business intelligence and technology company serving more than 500 hospitals across the United States. iVantage Health Analytics provides comparative healthcare analytics by integrating disparate market, clinical, operational, and financial data into a single platform for executive level business intelligence. For more information, visit www.iVantageHealth.com.

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6C Gazette, May 7th, 2014 and more will ensure that you Fire & Spice from page 8C okra and even pickled collards. always have the tastiest food In the North Carolina Room you while tailgating or at your local will also come across some cook offs. They have hickory great local jelly and jam, mill chips, mesquite chips and cedar products and of course locally planks for the grill to give your produced sauces. You will love food that extra flavor that will the various products from make people go crazy for more! Wilmington’s own Cat Daddy’s Fire and Spice has great gifts for Cookery and don’t miss out on everyone in the family even the famous Cape Fear Rum those who don’t like to cook. Cake! Fire and Spice has a large They have a large selection of collection of wines including glassware including stainless many from North Carolina’s steel mugs, wine glasses, martiown wineries and others from ni, glasses, and more. A fun gift all over the world. When you for any wine connoisseur is the browse the selection make sure mason jar wine glasses or the to take a look at the wine jour- Red Cup Living glasses that nals for detailed descriptions of look like a red plastic cup! the wines. Get the perfect one They also have a great selecto suit your tastes or try some- tion of locally hand painted thing that sounds new and wine glasses, oil and vinegar adventurous as well as deli- bottles and salt and pepper shakcious! When it comes to tools ers. Other great gift ideas from for the culinary professional or Fire and Spice include tote bags, even the amateur, Fire and Spice insulated wine chilling bags, has it all. They have all kinds of kitchen décor, humorous aprons gadgets that will make a cook and much more! They are open happy. Outfit a kitchen from top 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to bottom everything from top through Saturday and 11 a.m. to of the line cookware to amazing 5 p.m. Sunday. If you would like serving pieces. Fire and Spice is to find out more about “Fire and the place to go for all of your Spice” please give them a call at grilling and chili making needs (910) 762-3050. Find them on this winter. Their huge assort- Facebook for the latest informament of sauces, rubs, seasonings tion on Fire and Spice. PALM AIR from page 1C that would like to call the island home for a little while. Properties range from studio apartments all the way to three bedroom units and can accommodate anywhere from two to seven comfortably. Vacation rentals offered by Palm Air include all the basic amenities. Most rentals have a full kitchen, cable television and WiFi access. If they can’t find you a property on the island to suit your needs, it probably doesn’t exist. In 2009, Anne and Ea expanded the business to offer property sales and property management. They currently have property listings available on Pleasure Island and in Wilmington as well. Ea is a licensed broker with over eight years of experience in the real estate business. She likes to think of her job as a real estate broker, as a chance to help people achieve their dreams of owning and living in a property, on or near the island. She guides her clients through all aspects of buying and selling a home. She can help you get your home ready to put on the market and she can provide you with referrals for highly accredited professionals in home construction and repair, renovation, interior design and staging. So, stop procrastinating and let Ea help you fulfill your dreams of acquiring your own little slice of beach heaven. From the moment you meet Anne and Ea, you will feel like family. This is the atmosphere they strive to create for all their clients and tenants. As Anne and Ea say, “We are in the happiness business,” and their commitment to showing you the best time on your vacation, or providing you with all the essential resources for you realty needs, is testament to their motto and the driving force behind their success. Due to the expanding of the business, Anne

and Ea have had to take on extra help. Their new office assistant, Melissa Lane, has become part of the Palm Air family already, and is there to answer all your questions and handle all of your vacation needs. If you’re looking for something to do in the area, Palm Air can provide you with numerous resources for local entertainment and community events. Anne and Ea are both active contributing members of the local community. Anne is on the Board of Directors for the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce and Ea is part of the Governmental Affairs Committee for Pleasure Island and Wilmington. They volunteer their time and aid to several local events and organizations, such as; the Pleasure Island Seafood, Blues and Jazz Festival, the Island of Lights Organization and many more. In 2012 Palm Air was honored with the Coastal Entrepreneur Award, presented to them by the Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce. In 2013, they received a Certificate of Excellence Award from www.tripadvisor.com, where they are currently ranked 5 out of 5! This certificate is awarded to outstanding hospitality businesses, receiving praise and recognition, through reviews from vacationers. In the near future, Anne and Ea hope to further build their business, by increasing their rental inventory and options, and expanding upon their already growing sales department. Palm Air is open year round. Hours of operation are 9:00am to 5:00pm, seven days a week. Palm Air Realty is located at 133 Fort Fisher Boulevard North, in Kure Beach. For more information about Palm Air rentals or properties for sale, call them at (910) 458-5269 or visit their website at www.palmairrealtync.com. You can also like them on Facebook.

ISLAND HOTS from page 7C $3, and another new item is a Sriracha Dog, this hot dog has Sriracha sauce, Island Relish and jalapenos, this has a fiery kick! They continue to add to their lineup of beer, all at $3 a bottle, some of the new beer added are New Castle, Guinness, Red Stripe and Kona Brown. They continue to petfriendly, yes, dogs are welcome on the patio. So, another menu addition is the POOCH Dog, which is a hot dog with no bun and no toppings for your dog, and as always they bring out water for your dog along with a small dog treat. The Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce May Social will be held at Island Hots on May 14 at 5:30 p.m.,

this is open to Chamber members. Also, Stevens is working on a hot dog eating contest to be held July 3 at the Gazebo. Island Hots is at 103-A Cape Fear Blvd., Carolina Beach, for details, call 910-274-5875 or email islandhots@aol.com. Island Hots is now open seven days, after Memorial Day it will be open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Sunday; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. There is a small parking lot in the back of the building. Follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/islandhotscarolinabeach. They are also a participant of Island Local.

Saint’s Cove from page 7C casual atmosphere. They want to be known as the corner mellow bar and restaurant. The menu offers a lot of great food options, and the Augustines, who are from Michigan, have placed some of their favorites on the menu too. Under starters there are Frickles; wings with several choices of sauces and the choice of boneless or bonein; fries that can also come as Cajun with a spicy mayo or garlic parm; wild wings which are fall off the bone pork shanks with choice of sauce; cheese curds which is Wisconsin cheddar coated in a crispy beer batter served with a spicy mayo. There are several types of burgers

offered, the Oahu Burger, a burger with pineapple, bacon, mozzarella and a sweet teriyaki sauce, or CB Turkey Burger this one has lettuce, tomato, onion, avocado and pesto mayo sauce or how about the Breakfast Burger comes with a fried egg, bacon, cheddar, lettuce, tomato and a garlic Dijon sauce. Also offered are chicken or fish tacos, salads, and wraps like the Cordon blue wrap which is made of fried chicken breast, smoked ham, Swiss and lettuce served with rice pilaf, there is a Portabella Shroom Wrap, a pork tenderloin sandwich, and this is just naming a few items. There is also a child’s menu that offers exactly what a child would like

to eat Saint’s Cove Beach Bar and Grill is at 1006 S. Lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach and offers outdoor seating. Hours are from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday (kitchen closes at 10 p.m.); and noon until 9 p.m. Sunday. For details, call 910707-1233 and take out is available. Visit their website at saintscove.com for their full menu. Follow them on Facebook at facebook.com/ saintscove. Stop in and welcome the Augustines to the beach.

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Saint’s Cove Beach Bar and Grill recently opened and Ready to Serve

(Pictured Above): Saint’s Cove Beach Bar and Grill is at 1006 S. Lake Park Blvd., Carolina Beach and offers outdoor seating. Hours are from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday (kitchen closes at 10 p.m.); and noon until 9 p.m. Sunday. For details, call 910-707-1233 and take out is available. Visit their website at saintscove.com for their full menu. Follow them on Facebook at ww.facebook.com/saintscove. Stop in and welcome the Augustines to the beach. Carolina Beach has welcomed a new restaurant, Saint’s Cove Beach Bar and Grill. This is owned and operated by Nick and his wife, Elaine and daughter, Stacy Augustine and they are offering a beach fare and a full bar and all in a beach-type See Saint’s Cove, page 6C

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Island Hots added New Seating on the Patio, and New Items to the Menu

(Pictured Above): Island Hots is at 103-A Cape Fear Blvd., Carolina Beach, for details, call 910-274-5875 or email islandhots@aol.com. Island Hots is now open seven days, after Memorial Day it will be open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Sunday; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. There is a small parking lot in the back of the building. Follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/islandhotscarolinabeach. They are also a participant of Island Local. There is a new look of the patio to Island Hots. While the restaurant was closed for the winter, Ronald Stevens and his brother Ed converted three of the planter boxes into booths

and the large planter in the center of patio has been removed and two covered picnic tables were built. There are now about 35 seats that have been added for outdoor seating.

The chopped pork barbecue sold so well last year it is now a regular menu item. Plus, they have added mini corn dog nuggets, you receive seven for See Island Hots, page 6C

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Get Ready For Grill Season at Fire and Spice Gourmet Kitchen Shop

(Pictured Above):Fire & Spice Gpurmet Kitchen Shop is located at 312 Nutt Street in Downtown Wilmington. They are open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. If you would like to find out more about “Fire and Spice” please give them a call at (910) 762-3050. Find them on Facebook for the latest information on Fire and Spice. The Season to Grill is now and the folks at Fire and Spice Gourmet Kitchen Shop at the Cotton Exchange in Downtown Wilmington have everything for those who love to make masterful culinary creations and those who simply love to enjoy the finished result. Fire and Spice originally gained fame and popularity as a small shop in the Cotton Exchange that boasted a larger variety of hot sauces than anyone in town. Now they have expanded and grown into a shop that offers one of the best selections of sauces, seasonings, supplies, kitchen gadgetry, cookware, barware, wines, local goods, rare finds and so much more. When it comes to any kind of hot sauce, “Fire and Spice” gourmet, will impress even the most knowledgeable of connoisseurs. They offer every-

thing 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 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 with their North Carolina Room which contains 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 See Fire & Spice, page 6C


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