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The Wrightsville Beach Board of Aldermen spent the majority of the more than four hours of budget workshops on Monday, April 7 and Tuesday, April 8, asking department heads to clarify 2014-15 budget line items and costs to begin the budgeting process. The budget includes some loftier long-term items in the Capital Improvement Program list, like a new town hall facility that would cost $2.5 million throughout 125 years. Town manager Tim Owens said he has not attempted to balance the budget or cut expenses. Items were presented as outlined by department heads, but with a subsequent list of budget balancing options. Since the budget has not been balanced, there are currently more than $1 million estimated shortfalls in both the general fund and water and sewer fund, with total revenues at about $12.6 million compared to $15 million in expenditures. The board could choose to eliminate budget balancing options, like the $5,000 Carolina Beach dredging contribution, employee pay raises or the new town hall facility. One factor that could impact the budget significantly is if New Hanover County increases the solid waste tipping fee. Those contracted services at the current rate of $59 per ton for the county incinerator would cost the town an estimated $295,000. With a projected $350,000 increase in parking meter revenue and

Wrightsville Beach Town Manager Tim Owens leads a budget workshop with the Wrightsville Beach Board of Aldermen on Tuesday, April 8.

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By Miriah Hamrick The race for New Hanover County’s next sheriff features not one but two candidates running for reelection. Sheriff Ed McMahon is running for reelection against his predecessor, Sid Causey, who endorsed McMahon as his replacement after retiring in 2009. “I love this county [and] I hate to see it in the shape it is in now. It’s poor, weak leadership in the sheriff’s office,” Causey said during an April 7 phone interview. One problem Causey observed was the elimination of a gang task force funded by a grant the county received one year before his retirement. “Doing research, I found out the unit had been disbanded and here we are. Gang this, gang that, gang shootings, gang murders,” Causey said. He said he would reinstate the program if elected. Causey said reports that most deputies had not received a raise since he left office also disturbed him, so he requested payroll from the last four and one-half years. “I found out that some of [McMahon’s] staff, particularly his friends, were getting large, large raises,” Causey said. Causey is worried that many deputies will leave the sheriff’s office. He said training replacements would cost the county millions of dollars. McMahon said it is hard to not take Causey’s decision to run against him personally. “He selected me to senior staff, to be the next sheriff. He stood beside me. … Then all of a sudden, I’m not the one and it was a big mistake,” McMahon said

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New commercial lot creates controversy By Kelly Corbett Staff Writer

The new commercial lot being constructed behind the Southern Regional Office of the North Carolina Coastal Federation’s building within the town municipal complex is sparking concerns from groups within town. Two neighboring properties, including the federation and the Wrightsville Beach Museum of History, have expressed concerns about what the lot could mean for public safety, especially for the many children frequenting the area. The Wrightsville Beach Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee members are questioning why town staff’s concerns

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for the dog park proposed for the same location do not also apply to the new commercial lot. Many of those concerned were unsure of the details, including when the decision was finalized. The lot, which will feature slightly more than 40 spaces generating more than $10,000 in revenue, was approved Tuesday, March 25, during a continued Wrightsville Beach Board of Aldermen meeting along with a host of other parking changes. The neighboring properties were not officially notified, but the decision was made during a public meeting. Mayor Bill Blair said board members would revisit the lot’s n See LOT Page A5

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Construction has begun on a new commercial parking lot behind the N.C. Coastal Federation’s Southern Regional Office.

Coverage gap leaves thousands uninsured

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By Miriah Hamrick Staff Writer

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A group of North Carolinians still uninsured following the March 31 deadline for Affordable Care Act enrollment is part of a problem spurring health providers and state legislators to consider a Medicaid reform proposal. Tax subsidies enabled many uninsured individuals to afford Marketplace coverage during the enrollment period. In North Carolina, 91 percent of the 200,546 individuals who selected a plan by March 1 received financial assistance. Individuals with incomes too low to qualify for financial assistance and too high to qualify for Medicaid remained uninsured,

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By Cole Dittmer Staff Writer

The results of seven community meetings focused on reducing youth gun violence in Wilmington were published by the City of Wilmington on April 1 in the format of a report offering recommendations. Held at various community centers from November 2013 to February 2014, the meetings were designed to start a discussion about the increasing youth gun violence levels in the city, said Linda Rawley, Wilmington Police Department public information officer. “We received such an influx of gang violence that we knew we needed to respond quickly and begin looking at this,” Rawley said during a Tuesday, April 8 phone interview. “The discussions helped us to realize the state of affairs of our young people and it also helped to shed light on some of the programs we have that are working and the need for additional programs.” Key observations from the discussions outlined in the report included the need for an effective pre-kindergarten through n See GUN Page A5

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Chamber cottage ownership up for discussion By Kelly Corbett Staff Writer

The ownership of the historic cottage that houses the Wrightsville Beach Visitor’s Center and Chamber of Commerce could change with the ending of the 10-year ground lease. The chamber foundation, which is currently within the town’s municipal complex, was created specifically to hold ownership of the historic Howell cottage. It leases the footprint underneath the cottage from the town for $1 per year. But that could change. The Wrightsville Beach Board of Aldermen will discuss the ownership during the Thursday, April 10 meeting as the ending of the ground lease on July 22, 2014 approaches. Town attorney John Wessell, who wrote the 10-year ground lease in 2004, interprets the lease wording as saying the lease must be allowed to lapse, at which point

the town takes ownership of the cottage. The discussion opens up the possibility for other uses if the board desires. “They don’t have to re-up the lease,” town manager Tim Owens said. “I anticipate that they probably will, but as far as I know it could be used for other purposes.” Town staff is recommending either the chamber foundation maintain ownership or the town assumes ownership for consistency with other neighboring historic cottages. “It’s more of a board decision, it doesn’t impact how we operate,” Owens said. Sue Bulluck, chamber chairwoman, would like the chamber to retain ownership of the cottage. “My board, who are all business people on the beach, have maintained for the community the visitor’s center and in fact solicited true contributions from its donation at the onset,” Bulluck said. She said the initial contract was

Building Wrightsville’s new ad budget By Cole Dittmer Staff Writer

The majority of the Wrightsville Beach Marketing Advisory Committee’s Tuesday, April 8 meeting was consumed by new or different marketing ideas for the fiscal year 2014-15 budget. Tom Hickey, media lead for Clean Design branding and design agency, said the proposal his team would present to the committee this year would not be radically different than last year’s. However, Hickey talked about certain new marketing strategies Clean Design is considering. Those ideas included designing outdoor billboard advertising, using Wrightsville Beach’s own hashtag for social media, creating customizable playlists on Internet music sources like Pandora Radio and Spotify to be matched with Wrightsville Beach activities, like walking the John Nesbitt Loop, and filming a stunt video branded for Wrightsville Beach. Hickey said the video would include some sort of gag or stunt designed to attract a large number of views on websites like YouTube and Hulu. Another change Clean Design would like to implement for the beach’s marketing with the new budget is featuring less about the accessibility of Wrightsville Beach and more about its active culture. “Vibrant and alive,” were the buzzwords mentioned by Clean Design brand strategist Travis Conte. Hickey said his agency will likely recommend the same levels of funding for each of the advertising platforms with digital media representing around 40 percent and print media the next closest at 15 percent. Shawn Braden, executive vice president of marketing of the Wilmington and Beaches Convention and Visitors Bureau, said she would present the committee with a closer look at what the costs of the new marketing ideas would be during its May meeting. The ideas presented during Tuesday’s meeting represented a list of new options that could work but Braden said she tries to keep Clean Design focused on the few marketing outlets proven to work best for Wrightsville Beach. “The available channels for marketing keep growing and growing, but our budget is not,” Braden said. “Clean Design came to us with a lot more ideas than this.” As for Wrightsville Beach’s official tourism website, Pete DiMaio, director of business strategy for website design and branding agency Fuel Interactive, said the site is continuously becoming more accessible for mobile devices. The site’s new location-based interactive map for mobile devices is now operational, he said. With online search engines like Google offering more varied information when destinations are searched, like hotel and restaurant reviews, DiMaio said the website also needs to become the ultimate information tool for all things Wrightsville Beach to control the content disseminated on the Internet. email cole@luminanews.com

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set up differently than the neighboring cottage contracts. The chamber pays about $850 per month in operating costs, including insurance, power, cable, waste and water. In addition to operating costs, the chamber is required in its lease of the lot to pay for maintenance and repairs. The neighboring Wrightsville Beach Museum pays $1 per year in rent like the chamber, but the museum’s cottage was donated

to the town. Both cottages are not required to pay flood insurance, but the chamber foundation is also responsible for its own liability, wind and hail and property insurance. In March, the aldermen denied a chamber request for $3,000 in room occupancy tax funds to assist with maintenance costs, citing the terms of the lease. “Hopefully they will see the ownership in the same light,”

Bulluck said. Despite the current wording of the ground lease, Owens said the board can choose to restructure the lease to allow the chamber foundation to retain ownership; it is totally up to the town’s elected officials.

Downtown camera system replacement

The Wrightsville Beach Police Department is requesting slightly more than $65,000 to replace the

downtown camera system. The money could be allocated from the department’s drug fund or current budget. The original estimate was $45,000, but the need for additional nodes to increase the line of sight, allowing the cameras to communicate with each other, increased the cost by about $20,000. The extra cost could be made up with cost savings from reducing the number of camera Internet connections, projected to save $24,000 throughout a fiveyear period. Cameras were first approved during the 2007-08 budgeting process, with six cameras between downtown Wrightsville Beach and Salisbury Street. The current cameras do not have zoom capabilities, and when hit with headlights create washed-out images, hindering detective work. One notable image example is of the hit and run fatality suspect’s vehicle on June 13, 2013. Police chief Dan House requested the funds for replacement cameras during the board’s January annual retreat. Also on Thursday, board members will schedule the remaining workshops for the 2014-15 budget. email kelly@luminanews.com

Housing assistance program closes last grant By Miriah Hamrick Staff Writer

A New Hanover County program that assists low-income homeowners with needed housing improvements faces an uncertain future after closing out its last grant. The $500,000 Community Development Block Grant, awarded in 2010, was closed following a public hearing during an April 7 New Hanover County Board of Commissioners meeting. “The CDBG housing program has been eliminated [statewide] so this most likely will be the county’s last housing assistance project,” said Wanda Coston, county community development planner. Coston explained in a presentation to commissioners how the funds were used to reconstruct and rehabilitate five low-income, owner-occupied houses. The grant funded rehabilitation of two houses, relocation and construction for one house, and reconstruction of two houses. Both rehabilitated houses needed new roofs. In one rehabilitated house, the homeowner was living without any heat prior to receiving assistance. Cape Fear Community College partnered with the county for one of the reconstruction projects, in which landscaping students completed a rain garden for the homeowners. Vice Chairwoman Beth Dawson commended Coston on work completed with the grant. She attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the house completed in partnership with the community college and said the homeowner and students were

proud of their work. Commissioner Jonathan Barfield Jr. expressed disappointment for the program’s likely termination. “It’s a sad thing to know we have people in our county living in third-world conditions. … I’m sorry this grant program is going away, because I know it’s helped so many people,” Barfield said. Coston noted the housing assistance program could continue with another funding source. The cost to complete the five projects amounted to $443,743. Coston said the remaining funds will be returned to the state. The planning and inspections department’s community

development program offers other services reliant upon grant funding, like disaster relief and water and sewage connection. Another request from the planning and inspections department was heard during the April 7 meeting. Ken Vafier, planning and zoning supervisor, requested amendments to the county subdivision ordinance to ensure confirmed and approved conservation resource lines are valid for regulatory purposes in conservation overlay districts (COD). COD delineations are drawn to protect environmental and cultural resources. COD lines are considered in addition to other

zoning laws. Vafier said conflicts have arisen from discrepancy between recorded COD lines and the actual lines on property being developed. The amendments were unanimously approved by commissioners. The commissioners also unanimously approved a proclamation recognizing April 2014 as Sexual Assault Activism Month. The proposal was submitted by the Rape Crisis Center at Coastal Horizons Center. The center served more than 500 new sexual violence victims in the past year. email miriah@luminanews.com

Water main project

Crews contracted by the Town of Wrightsville Beach replace the Shearwater Street water main on Wednesday, April 9. The project also consists of replacing the water mains on Seagull and Meier streets, with the work on Seagull Street already completed. ~ Cole Dittmer

Farmers’ market boasts repeat vendors By Kelly Corbett Staff Writer

The Wrightsville Beach Farmers’ Market will see several repeat vendors when it opens Monday, May 5. Out of the 16 vendors signed up for the 2014 season, the only new vendor so far is Sea Love Sea Salt, said Katie Ryan, parks and recreation program supervisor during the Monday, April 7 Wrightsville Beach Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee meeting. Created by Wrightsville Beach resident Amanda Jacobs, Sea

Love Sea Salt features natural sea salt and sea salt body scrub varieties. “That’s the only new one so far,” Ryan said. “… It’s packaged very nicely.” One substantial change for this season will be that all vendors, except those growing produce in the ground, must register with the North Carolina Department of Revenue and pay sales tax. The market manager must also keep track of certificates with registration numbers. “It’s going to apply to [N.C.] Holiday Flotilla too,” Ryan said. As soon as the new American

Red Cross Babysitter Training course, scheduled for May 17, was announced, two students signed up for the class. Since then no more students have registered, Ryan said. The class is open to ages 11-15, and will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fran Russ Recreation Center. The day before the babysitter training, May 16, the parks and recreation department is offering the first standup paddleboard, kayak and standup paddleboard yoga workshop free of charge. The workshop, scheduled for

7-8:30 p.m., at the Fran Russ Recreation Center, will be an introduction to the sports before actually going out in the water. About 35 participants have already signed up. “It’s just a nice introduction,” Ryan said. There was no new business during the April 7 meeting, but members also discussed the previously proposed dog park location now being used for a commercial parking lot. See related story on the front page. Chairman Greg Files was absent from the meeting. email kelly@luminanews.com

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Need for roomier inlet regulations By Miriah Hamrick Staff Writer

More flexibility in inlet management regulations was a request repeated by experts, officials and concerned citizens during an April 2 public hearing at the New Hanover County Government Center. The North Carolina Coastal Resources Commission held public hearings in four coastal cities during March and April 2014 to gauge perspectives on management needs for the state’s 12 developed inlets. Results of the management study will be considered as the CRC deliberates new protocol to address unique circumstances in different coastal areas. Seven local experts and officials discussed need for room in regulations due to the special demands of managing each of the area’s inlets. “They’re collectively alike but singularly different. … The takeaway point is you need a management scheme for each individual inlet,” said Dr. Bill Cleary, retired University of North Carolina Wilmington professor of marine and coastal geology. New Hanover County Shore Protection Coordinator Layton Bedsole echoed a similar concern for the county’s three inlets: Masons, Masonboro and Carolina Beach. The need for leeway is illustrated in different maintenance demands for each. North Carolina’s first inlet relocation project was engineered at Masons Inlet in 2001. Concern behind the project hinged on

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The differences between North Carolina’s inlets, such as the jetties built at Masonboro Inlet, were cited as the reasons behind officials’ requests for more flexibility in inlet management regulations during an April 2 public hearing at the New Hanover County Government Center.

imminent damage to coastal infrastructure. A few miles down the coast, Carolina Beach Inlet must be dredged four times per year to ensure navigability. Masonboro Inlet, found between Masons and Carolina Beach, is the only inlet in the state with structured features, two navigational jetties.

Bedsole called for historical perspective in addition to freedom in management and maintenance options. “Don’t let history be forgotten on design and implementation of a project that works well,” Bedsole said. Local government’s duty to find funding to support inlet management projects was

another argument in support of autonomy. “We are having difficulty in New Hanover County … just getting matching funds so we can do a small project,” said Dennis Barbour, former mayor of Carolina Beach who currently sits on the North Carolina Beach, Inlet and Waterway Association Board of Directors. “Even the Army Corps of Engineers have redefined inlet maintenance from maintenance to emergency dredging. Basically, they … come when there is an emergency. That’s when you have no water,” Barbour added. Dan Wilcox, mayor of Carolina Beach, requested deeper dredging for Carolina Beach Inlet to shift from reactive to proactive management. “We dredge to 8 feet and … very shortly, we’re right back to where we were,” Wilcox said. “I would like to see some discussion about deeper dredging.” Cleary was cautious, citing likely erosion on Masonboro Island if deeper dredging occurred. Other suggestions offered by speakers included extending dredging season beyond its October through March parameters and combining beach management projects — for example, using sand from dredging projects for nearby beach renourishment efforts. Public comments can be submitted to Matthew Slagel through April 15 by phone, 252808-2808, ext. 233, or email at matthew.slagel@ncdenr.gov email miriah@luminanews.com

Weekend Police Report April 4 Arrests • Robert Lewis was arrested for hinder and delay.

Citations • Steven Zwally was issued a citation for stop light violation. • Elainie Isabel Stone was issued a citation for intoxicated and disruptive. • John Allen was issued a citation for speeding.

Reports • Marijuana was reported as found property. • South End Surf Shop reported larceny of a shirt.

April 5 Citations • Tevin Clay was issued a citation for driving during revocation. • Joseph Murray Sawyko was issued a citation for driving during revocation and expired registration. • Devin Deaver was issued a citation for driving during revocation and child restraint violation. • Douglas Cunningham Jr. was issued a citation for driving during revocation.

Civil Penalties • One civil penalty was issued for noise.

Reports • Two bicycles were reported as found property.

April 6 Citations • Dalton Cannon was issued a citation for speeding, 42 in a 25 mph zone.

Reports • Found property was reported.

Strategy for economic vitality considered by city, county The report pointed to life and marine science research and development, high-value office operations, precision manufacturing and aircraft assembly and maintenance as good fits for the county’s assets and challenges. The report also called for consolidation in county government, creation of a local pharmacy school, a marketing alliance with Brunswick and Pender counties, participation of business leaders in local government and a more structured incentive policy. Garner specifically mentioned film incentives, noting incentives are necessary for sustained growth in the film industry. The study took seven months to complete and cost $100,000, which the county paid for from funds allocated for economic development efforts.

BEACH BLOTTER DWI paired with misdemeanor child abuse John Mark Lindsey, a 49-year-old white male, was arrested Monday, March 31, at 5:23 p.m. for driving while intoxicated with his 10-year-old child in the car. An observer flagged down Wrightsville Beach Police officers stating that the driver of the vehicle was “hammered.” Officers later caught up to Lindsey in the Redix parking lot. Lindsey was transported to New Hanover County Jail, and the Department of Social Services was contacted for the child.

Suspects charged after struggle Following a struggle outside of Jerry Allen’s Sports Bar and Grill Wednesday, April 2, at 4:36 p.m., Alexis Lopez, 31, was charged with intoxicated and disruptive, and Clinton Jacob Shaffer was charged with failure to disperse.

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An economic report presented to Wilmington and New Hanover County officials on April 2 is expected to initiate discussion about new growth and development strategies. The report, Pathways to Prosperity: New Hanover County’s Plan for Jobs and Investments, was completed by Garner Economics, an Atlanta-based consulting firm. CEO Jay Garner and research economist Tom Tveidt shared findings with the Wilmington City Council and New Hanover County Board of Commission during a special meeting. Suggestions included creation of a county department of economic development and elimination of the special use permit. Commission Chairman Woody White said he hoped the

Garner said his suggestion to create a county department of economic development would serve as an antithesis to regulations established by the county’s effective planning commission. “For New Hanover County, this is a definite and profound need. You need an advocate who wakes up and goes to bed thinking about what they can do every day to make this community better,” Garner said. Garner urged the county to eliminate its special use permit. He said the permitting process is vague and complicated, which averts businesses. Commissioner Jonathan Barfield Jr. expressed concern about negative impacts to the environment if the permit were eliminated. Garner said none of the 25 suggested industries were intensive industries.

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recommendations would initiate a conversation in the community. “This is the beginning of a conversation we need to have. Policy choices need to be made. Funding needs to be assessed. Feasibility of each and every one [needs to be considered], whether we agree or disagree on them,” White said. Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo agreed, adding that he hoped to see city and county cooperation. “[The report] drilled down into some very specific issues we in the community have been talking about for a number of years. I hope we can find common ground between the city and county to support these initiatives,” Saffo said. The report offered 21 suggestions to offset challenges to economic development, create an environment attractive for high-quality companies and implement effective marketing strategies.

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Early one morning this week, as I walked past Wrightsville’s historic square of nonprofits, I saw the Coastal Federation’s Mike Giles outside, on the back deck of the historic three-story PalmgrenO’Quinn cottage with the chamber chair and another individual. They were looking over the land that is behind the circa 1946 cottage, which has been comfortably settled on pilings and retrofitted as office and learning space for the Southern Regional Office of the North Carolina Coastal Federation. The house was barged around Harbor Island to its current site in the Town of Wrightsville Beach’s Historic Square last June. It has been all smiles since. No one looked happy on this beautiful spring morning. Without asking, I could see what they were unhappy about: the town’s decision to locate a commercial parking lot behind the site it leases to the Coastal Federation for $1 per year. This could be seen as a cruel blow to the local nonprofit environmental advocacy organization, which is just moving into this renovated historic house and has big plans for the location. Their organization’s ongoing capital campaign of $600,000 was used to move the cottage, renovate and create the office and learning center. The center will also feature rain barrels, cisterns, native plants and a rain garden as a demonstration of some of the low-impact development work on which the federation focuses. Space for indoor classrooms will be supplemented by outdoor classroom areas for the organization’s educational work, including the adjacent salt marshes. The center has said the open first floor will be available for events and other public gatherings. The new parking lot, with 40-odd spaces, will be paid Wrightsville Beach parking for commercial pass holders only. Work has already begun and will be completed this week. So it is sudden. Ever squeezing a nickel to keep from raising taxes on residents, the town is trying to get a grip on a runaway problem. Last year the town granted close to 120 commercial passes to businesses to use for their employees to park in the town’s beach side metered spaces for $290 each. Beach side metered space paid commercial parking passes will jump to $500 each and businesses will each be limited to 10 of these. But, businesses will each be allowed up to 20 additional spaces in this newly created town lot at a modest $250 each. Forty plus spaces @ $250 are expected to generate $10,000 in revenue, plus hopefully free up metered spaces for others. Parking fees are the second largest revenue stream for the town, after taxes. Each active metered space the town has generates approximately $1,500 annually. By attempting to free up 40 of those metered spaces, the town could generate more than $1,200 more per metered space around businesses that have previously been tied up by business employees using commercial passes. Ever wonder why all the meters in front of Crystal Pier are always full? Bingo! It is a safe bet they were taken by employee vehicles using a $290 commercial parking pass for the season. Look at this as just a numbers game intended to generate revenue to run the town.

Of course what the mayor calls “slippage” could still occur, when residential passes are used illegally for business employees. There is a small black market for Town of Wrightsville Beach paid parking passes, commercial and residential. The lot was approved Tuesday, March 25, during a continued Wrightsville Beach Board of Aldermen meeting along with a host of other parking changes. The Coastal Fed and one of the other nearby two historic cottages which houses the Wrightsville Beach Museum of History say they were not aware of the proposal. Chamber chair Sue Bullock says she was. I don’t think anyone is against the idea of a commercial lot, but the location the town chose from among all the open space to place this lot has more than a few eyebrows raised, not to mention some downright unhappiness. Talk about raining on someone’s parade. Access to the municipal historic “square” is off Salisbury Street. Stuck behind the tennis courts and adjacent to a municipal water treatment facility, it is not a prized piece of real estate when compared to the other open greener space under the town’s control. The parking is unpaved, and in the off hours is used by Loop walkers to park before setting off on their 2.4-mile walk. Mike Vukelich, public works director, expressed concern about the narrow access’ proximity to one of the town’s major water treatment centers. This back portion of the remaining open space, which abuts the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s marine science fish research facility, has long been used as the debris staging area for the town following a weather emergency. The parks department also uses it for staging and storage of mulch and so on. One of the big negatives is the only easy access cuts sharply against the corner of the Coastal Fed’s new facility; it is in quite close proximity. The area use is moving from one extreme to another; very relaxed, to the opposite, with vehicular ingress and egress from business employees coming and going from work all hours of the day. There are safety concerns; children formerly allowed complete freedom in this area will need to be watched very carefully. The fine for illegally parking in this new lot will be triple the town’s usual parking fine. Everyone admits this is a short-term solution, one they could jump on fast. One of the big plusses for this location is the minimal amount of work needed to have the lot ready to go. Developing it is the only cost the town incurs in labor, gravel, signage, fencing (decorative split rail) and ongoing security, estimates at $5,000. The reasoning should have and appears to have been while creating commercial parking for the town’s businesses is highly desirable, it should not be at the cost of residents’ taxes. Other, more costly options would be to create an entrance near the public safety building or near the UNCW marine science research center, or beg for additional access from the DOT off Salisbury Street. None were as easy, or quick. The center’s grand opening is scheduled for May 3. Here’s hoping it all goes smoothly for everyone involved.

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$49,000 increase in parking meter civil penalties revenue, there is still a total estimated revenue loss of about $385,000 compared to the ­2013-14 budget. Parking is the second highest revenue source behind ad valorem taxes. Owens said one reason for the revenue decrease is from the $434,000 new fire truck, which will be in the town’s hands in August 2014. The truck was paid for with cash and a $175,000 loan. Other civil penalties, including dog and beach alcohol violations, will generate an estimated $82,500 in revenue. Mayor Bill Blair asked Owens to spend more time making sure revenue estimates are accurate, so board members do not remove CIP items unnecessarily. The board could talk about increasing water and sewer rates to help fund water system maintenance. The town’s water rates are the fourth lowest of 408 water companies in comparison, Owens said.

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falling into a coverage gap. To eliminate the coverage gap, the ACA stipulated an extension of Medicaid eligibility to include individuals at or below 138 percent of the federal poverty line. A June 2012 Supreme Court decision rejected the federal government’s ability to require state extension, ruling that states could decide to implement more inclusive eligibility requirements. North Carolina was one of 25 states to opt against expansion, citing a need for reforms before the program could cover more people. Medicaid currently covers 1.7 million of North Carolina’s low income and disabled citizens

“We’re not addressing the capital with the revenue we’re generating,” he said. Steve Dellies, assistant public works director, said Wrightsville Beach charges $1.01 per 748 gallons, while many companies charge per 1,000 gallons due to the meters. When comparing the rates to Carolina Beach, Wrightsville Beach charges $2.35 less per 1,000 gallons. Kure Beach numbers are not accurate comparisons, because they do not charge maintenance fees like Wrightsville Beach. Long-term water system options, including a potential agreement with the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority, will be discussed in a future meeting. A smaller concern the board has is the amount of signs and the cost of sign upkeep throughout town. Within the public works department streets budget, regulatory, beach access and public access signs cost $7,000. There are two future budget workshops scheduled at 5 p.m. Monday, April 21 and Tuesday, April 29. email kelly@luminanews.com

“That was income we were counting on to offset cuts that came as a result of the ACA. We’ll continue to take care of those people. … But in that respect, we won’t do as well financially,” said Scott Whisnant, director of government affairs at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, during an April 8 phone interview. NHRMC worked with MedNorth to get as many patients insured as possible, but Whisnant doubted the boost in insured patients would counterbalance the loss of patients who would have received Medicaid. “There were a lot of great efforts. MedNorth did a great job. … But I don’t know you could say it’s going to have a tremendous [positive] financial

“With the law being designed for those people to be captured and covered under Medicaid, it has left a lot of people without insurance who would have got insurance if North Carolina had expanded Medicaid.” under the age of 65. Numbers compiled by the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonprofit research and media organization focused on health care issues, estimated up to 318,710 North Carolinians could have fallen into the coverage gap. Data on county enrollments has not been compiled. Kevie Wilkins, outreach enrollment coordinator at MedNorth Health Center, was an instrumental figure in county ACA enrollments, the New Hanover County Health Department stated. Wilkins said the coverage gap was an issue in New Hanover County during the enrollment period. “With the law being designed for those people to be captured and covered under Medicaid, it has left a lot of people without insurance who would have got insurance if North Carolina had expanded Medicaid,” Wilkins said during an April 7 phone interview. Wilkins said it was hard for many people who fell into the coverage gap to understand why they would not be able to receive coverage. Unlike other people uninsured after the March 31 deadline, those caught in the coverage gap are exempt from fines due to hardship. Individuals in the coverage gap might escape penalty, but they still represent lost income originally promised to hospitals under the ACA.

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impact on the scale the hospital operates on,” Whisnant said. A plan for Medicaid reform presented to the General Assembly in March 2014 might offset some of those losses. The latest recommendation, drafted by the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services, calls for networks of healthcare providers to form into Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), which will coordinate services received by Medicaid patients. To improve quality of care and cost efficiency, ACOs would receive a base operating sum to spend on patients. If the cost of care falls below that figure and patients receive quality care, networks will share the profit with the state. If the cost exceeds that figure, networks will share the loss with the state. Whisnant said even though many details are still being discussed, NHRMC supports the current reform suggestion. “Hospitals, us included, want to be part of the solution. … ACOs are premised on the idea that if you keep a population healthier, they cost less at the end of day. We think that’s how health systems will get rewarded,” Whisnant said. State legislators will consider the reform proposal during the General Assembly’s short session in May. If it passes, the networks would begin in July 2015. email miriah@luminanews.com

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during an April 7 phone interview. McMahon noted the sheriff’s constitutional duty to protect the unincorporated areas of the county, where he said violent crime decreased 16.9 percent since 2009. He recognized the upswing in crime within city limits and said the sheriff’s office works with the Wilmington Police Department to control it. “We started the housing unit task force, where we are in areas partnered with city officers, building relationships and building trust in communities where we see high violence,” McMahon said. McMahon said budget restrictions have limited his administration.

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successes and issues after the end of the season. The board may restrict the hours to end at midnight to ease some concerns. “Anything we do improvement wise is not going to be a permanent situation,” town manager Tim Owens said. “Everything we’re doing is going to be easily moveable if we decided to do something in the future different.” Owens said the town slowed construction to hear concerns from neighboring properties, and the goal is to complete the lot by the end of the week by moving fencing, adding bumper blocks and placing gravel on soft spots. Tracy Skrabal, N.C. Coastal Federation coastal scientist and district manager, said the federation wants to be good neighbors and partners with the town but has concerns about the access. “Our No. 1 concern, and it’s a big one, is for public safety,” Skrabal said. Skrabal and Madeline Flagler, museum director, found out about

“I have to hold exactly level although we’re doing more, the cost of living is up, expenses are up. That’s why the volunteer program has been so good,” he said. McMahon created the volunteer program in 2010. Citizens are informed about sheriff’s office operations during a 10-week program. At the end of the program, the citizens are able to volunteer in the office. Republican candidate Marc Benson ran against Causey and McMahon in the past. A private investigator and host of Blue Line Radio, Benson said he was not concerned with other candidates and their platforms. “We’ve got two sheriffs and a defense attorney running. If there’s a big problem, why haven’t they been able to fix it before now?” Benson asked during an

April 4 interview. Benson said zero tolerance is needed in the sheriff’s office. He listed a handful of local criminals who tout a string of convictions yet end up back on the street. “I don’t want to overload the court system, the jails. … But crime costs more than incarceration any day of the week,” Benson said. Uniformed presence in county schools is another top concern for Benson. “We have to have the best representation of our department in schools. They have to be shining examples of adult authoritative members,” Benson said. Jason Vaughn, Benson’s Republican opponent in May, also listed school resource officers as a top priority — he served as one in New Hanover

and Ashley high schools before pursuing a career in law. “Having a law enforcement presence in and around the schools, children feel safe and build repertoire with law enforcement at a young age,” Vaughn said during an April 4 phone interview. Vaughn supports strong relationships with the community in schools and other community organizations in high-crime areas to help the sheriff’s office counteract violence. Like Causey, Vaughn stressed the need for a strong leader in the sheriff’s office. “This is a wonderful opportunity for the county to pick their own sheriff, to do research and find out who is best suited for the position,” Vaughn said.

the lot Tuesday, April 1, when town employees were drawing chalk lines on the property. They are concerned about the access remaining as the main museum and federation access on Salisbury Street. Other options would be to enter near the public safety building or near the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s marine science fish research facility, also off Salisbury Street. “We’re thrilled to be here, but given our mission, which is to educate people and our goal is to fill this new center with people, and many of those people are going to be children, we really had to say we can’t support this access despite everyone’s best effort to avoid a serious accident,” Skrabal said. “We feel that the risk is just too high.” Concerned parties met Monday, April 7, but the original plan is scheduled to stay the same, with the lot entrance remaining as the museum and federation’s Salisbury Street entrance. Flagler said she has concerns

about vandalism and the ability to fit another historic home within the lot with the current entrance location. “When they measured for the lot for the coastal federation, they also measured to make sure there was room for another historic building,” Flagler said. She added that the parking lot entrance location could set a precedent that would not allow movement of another historic building, like the Ewing-Bordeaux cottage, to the property in the future. Sue Bulluck, chairwoman of the Wrightsville Beach Chamber of Commerce, another neighboring property, said the chamber board has a different viewpoint than the other properties. “All three of us are nonprofit organizations, but our missions are very different,” Bulluck said. Unlike the other properties, Bulluck said she was not out of the loop, because she was at the hearing and has been part of the commercial lot discussion. The dog park discussion,

proposed for the same location, fizzled in January after the parks and recreation committee received negative input from town staff. The location was the primary temporary debris management site for disasters and a stockyard for parks maintenance. “My only thought was, well, just be consistent if you’re going to say that area is not suitable for one thing,” said Elise Running, parks and recreation committee member who actively searched for the dog park location with Charlotte Murchison. Mike Vukelich, public works director, had two concerns about the chosen property: a location for storm debris and the narrow access’ proximity to one of the town’s major water treatment centers. “That’s going to limit our options in the event of a storm,” Vukelich said. A portion of the fence surrounding the water treatment center will be relocated to provide wider access.

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12th-grade system, better matching of resource providers in the community with those they would serve and youth access to technical education. The 29 recommendations mentioned at the end of the report ranged from immediate to longterm solutions. Immediate solutions included tasks like increasing volunteerism and making financial commitments to agencies supporting children. Short-term solutions included increasing school safety, improving the literacy rate and implementing cultural training for law enforcement officers and teachers. Solutions that would be more long-term included providing better teacher pay, building and staffing more recreation facilities and shifting funding away from incarceration and enforcement expenses to early education initiatives. While there were some new ideas voiced during the discussions, Rawley said much of what she and Wilmington City Manager Sterling Cheatham gathered was what they expected. “It was pretty much a lot of what we thought … for the most part there were no surprises,” she said. “If anything it got a lot more information out about programs that people were not even aware of.” Although there was an increase in the sharing of information

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Dr. Ted Spring, left, president of the Cape Fear Community College, talks with Dr. Gary Miller, chancellor of the University of North Carolina Wilmington, before a community forum on gang violence at CFCC’s Union Station Dec. 2, 2013.

between those organizations and the community, Rawley said she would have liked to see more participation from the youth the discussions were focused on. “We should have included the young people more in the planning of each meeting and on the panels because we are talking about preventing gang violence and youth,” Rawley said. “Young people can tell you better than anybody else what they need to survive.” City Manager Sterling Cheatham said the discussions served their intended purpose but the report was only the beginning. Cheatham cited developments

like private sector funding of the Building Educated Leaders for Life pilot program at D.C. Virgo Preparatory Academy this summer as an early win. “Saving our children and our neighborhoods will be the finish,” Cheatham stated in a Tuesday, April 8 email. Wilmington public information officer Malissa Talbert said the next step for the report would be to solicit public reaction to its findings. Two options for gathering those opinions will be a survey sent out by the city via email and a public comment workshop on Tuesday, April 29.

While Cheatham stated additional funding is the most obvious way to help implement the report’s recommendations, he called on the private sector, public sector and other key stakeholders like family members to work together to help bring change. “Succeeding steps must include leadership of the key stakeholders and every citizen in our community to find and fill a role,” he stated. “This is not just a city or county problem but a full community opportunity, including the business and nonprofit communities.” email cole@luminanews.com

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COMMUNITY NEWS For The Record Question and photographs by Samantha Santana

What are your plans for spring break?

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“I’m going to Cancun for the second time.”

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A group of seven from Wrightsville United Methodist Church will land in the West African country of Sierra Leone on May 16 to spend 12 days working on the reestablishment of the Rotifunk Hospital. Edie Gleaves, WUMC associate minister and former United Methodist Church Global Ministries member, said the connection between WUMC and Sierra Leone United Methodist Church began after she took a trip to the area and when the Wrightsville congregation decided to become involved in international outreach. “Our church has been very active in local missions and we wanted to expand into international missions,” Gleaves said. “When I left the board of global ministries and came to be a pastor here in 2010, something about Sierra Leone really impacted my heart.” Gleaves said Bishop John Yambasu of SLUMC recommended working on Rotifunk Hospital after the United Methodist Church of Norway helped restore the facility. The hospital was one of the premier healthcare facilities but was destroyed in the civil war that engulfed Sierra Leone in the

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1990s. The hospital is located in one of the poorest regions of the country. Once it is operational, Gleaves said the hospital would primarily focus on maternity care and secondarily on HIV/AIDS education and training. Wrightsville Beach resident Nancy Faye Craig is one of the seven traveling to Sierra Leone for the mission and said WUMC has already raised $16,000 for the installation of a deep water well to help combat the region’s lack of potable water. Although each team member is required to contribute $1,000 for travel, additional fundraising is ongoing to fund lodging and supplies, Craig said. The next trip fundraiser will be a one-woman play at TheatreNOW on Sunday, April 13, at 7 p.m. Carol Pendergrast, a native of Norway, will perform “From Norway to America With Love,” which follows her journey to America. Gleaves said the performance ties into the Norwegian connection in Sierra Leone. Pendergrast contacted Gleaves about performing for free after learning about the mission. The performance will be free and open to the public with donations accepted for the WUMC mission to Sierra Leone. email cole@luminanews.com

IMPORTANT DATES Thursday, April 10 Wrightsville Beach Board of Aldermen meeting 6 p.m., Town Hall Chambers Tuesday, April 15 Lower Cape Fear Republican Women’s candidate forum 6-8 p.m., Northeast Regional Library Wilmington City Council meeting 6:30 p.m., City Hall Chambers Wednesday, April 16 League of Women Voters of the Lower Cape Fear primary candidate forum 6 p.m., NHC Senior Resource Center

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Bringing stoke to El Salvador By Cole Dittmer Staff Writer

T-shirts, hats, sunglasses, fishing gear and bathing suits were a few of the items brought to King Neptune’s Restaurant Thursday, April 3, bound for El Salvador when local surfers Rob Cordero and Erik Brock travel to the Central American country April 18-27. With them will be an extra board bag filled with items donated by the community. Those items will be distributed during their journey along with water filters acquired from Waves For Water. Waves For Water is an organization that focuses on bringing clean water to impoverished countries. Cordero and Brock have already achieved their goal of raising enough money, $500, to take 10 water filters to El Salvador. In addition, Cordero is providing 10 more filters, and another group he and Brock are meeting up with in El Salvador is bringing 17 for a total of 37 water filters. The individual filters will provide 100 people with clean water for five years, Cordero said. “We have gotten a huge response,” Cordero said. “When I initially started the Waves For Water profile I didn’t have many hits but when we got it posted

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Reel Swell Mission founders Erik Brock, left, and Rob Cordero stand with the Buddy Pellitier Foundation’s Lisa Pellitier Harman during an awareness event for the mission at King Neptune’s Restaurant Thursday, April 3.

to wblivesurf.com it exploded.” Named Reel Swell Mission, Cordero and Brock’s cause brought in tubs of new items from the community Thursday evening. Lisa Pellitier Harman of the Buddy Pellitier Surfing Foundation was present to support Cordero and Brock. She said the foundation would match whatever funds they raise to double the amount of water filters taken to El Salvador. Erin Fitzpatrick, a 10-yearold Wrightsville Beach School fourth grader, said she was happy to donate items like sandals,

snorkels, bags, sunglasses, beach toys and bathing suits to the mission. “My dad told me about this so I went into our garage and I saw we had a lot of things we didn’t use anymore so I thought I could bring it to them,” Fitzpatrick said. Although they have experienced support from the community and have made connections in El Salvador, Cordero said they are still nervous about the trip. “This is my first time going to El Salvador but we are going with a lot of faith and know that

God is leading us through it,” he said. “This whole project we have been working on has been led by faith, and one thing I have prayed for daily is that God doesn’t let me see the end to this and to leave it up to him.” Those with items to donate may take them to Surf City Surf Shop. Cordero said whatever items they cannot fit in their luggage will be taken to El Salvador on another trip. For more information about Reel Swell Mission, visit www. wavesforwater.org/courier/ reel-sweel-missions email cole@luminanews.com

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Schedule of Events Azalea 5k/10k/Fun Walk* Saturday, April 5, 8 a.m. TrySports Field at Mayfaire Town Center

Azaleas bloom near the Airlie Oak in Airlie Gardens, site of the annual garden party for sponsors of the North Carolina Azalea Festival.

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Visiting Ships Wednesday April 9-Sunday April 13 Cape Fear Riverside, downtown Wilmington Experience a variety of ships docked along the Cape Fear River.

Stroll among craft, art and food vendors. A fireworks show will be featured at 9 p.m. on Saturday. Visit the street fair main stage at 411 N. Front Street and the multicultural stage at the corner of Walnut and N. Front streets for a variety of performances.

Queen’s Coronation Wednesday, April 9, 3 p.m. Riverfront Park, downtown Wilmington

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eaturing a weekend full of events largely arising from Southern traditions, the North Carolina Azalea Festival returns April 10-12. The annual concerts, parade and fireworks will pair again with the Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Garden Tour, Airlie Luncheon Garden Party and more. Kirsten Haglund, Miss America 2008, has been named the festival queen. The multicultural stage on the corner of Walnut and North Front streets will feature authentic, colorful costumes from an array of ethnicities throughout the day Saturday and Sunday. Yvonne Pagan, chair of the multicultural committee, said the multicultural portion of the festival began 10 years ago at Roland-Grise Middle School. New this year is a Native American tribe, the Waccamaw Siouan Tribe, joining Polynesian, Irish, Chinese, Filipino and other performers. “You may read about something in a history book, you see the picture there,” Pagan said. “… Every 20-25 minutes, you’re going to see a different performing group. You can let your imagination run away with you.” For the second year, there will be the Children’s Multicultural March at 2:10 p.m. Saturday, featuring children from the performing groups. “What we’re trying to do is preserve the culture. That is what’s most important here that the children and the

Kids, dogs and costumes are all welcome at this fun run to benefit the Cape Fear Volunteer Center Big Buddy Program.

Street Fair Friday, April 11, 6-10 p.m. Saturday, April 12, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday, April 13, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Water, Front and Market streets, downtown Wilmington

families feel that,” Pagan said. “… We want to make sure that people develop a better understanding and appreciation of the different cultures, and this is where we’re able to do it.” Another large festival component is the live concert series. Ben Seawell, co-chair of the North Carolina Azalea Festival Miller Lite Main Stage, coordinates the infrastructure building, turning an empty parking lot into a massive production concert venue. On Thursday, Justin Moore, Randy Houser and Josh Thompson will take the stage. Then, Widespread Panic will perform Friday and Saturday nights. “It’s probably one of the biggest events that the Azalea Festival has,” Seawell said. “… The community has been very excited, especially the Widespread fans. You’ve got some people who have never heard of them, then you’ve got people that are just crazy about them.” In 2013, the committee aimed for three different demographics during the three nights of concerts. “We had Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Avett Brothers, then ... Colt Ford,” Seawell said. “Last time we tried to hit every genre we could.” He added that safety is the No. 1 goal, with plenty of concert security lined up. email kelly@luminanews.com

Widespread Panic* Friday April 11, 8 p.m. Saturday April 12, 8 p.m. Main Stage, CFCC, 411 N. Front Street, downtown Wilmington

Meet the officially crowned North Carolina Azalea Festival’s Queen Azalea as she, celebrity guests and the Cape Fear Garden Club Azalea Belles disembark from North Carolina’s largest riverboat, the Henrietta III.

Rock out to back-to-back performances by jam-band legends from Athens, Georgia. Parade Saturday, April 12, 9 a.m.-noon Third Street, downtown Wilmington

Cole Bros. Circus* Thursday, April 10, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 11, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 12, 1:30, 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 13, 1:30 and 4:30 p.m. Wilmington International Airport

Enjoy this Azalea Festival classic, featuring floats, bands, marching units and more in historic downtown Wilmington.

Be amazed by daring feats and exotic animals in this action-filled two-hour performance. Off the Beaten Path Tour* Thursday April 10, 8 p.m. Main Stage, CFCC, 411 N. Front Street, downtown Wilmington

Coin Show Saturday, April 12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 13, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. American Legion Hall, 702 Pine Grove Road Learn about U.S. and foreign currency with more than 30 regional vendors.

Get ready for some boot scootin’ at this country music concert, headlined by Justin Moore, and featuring Randy Houser and Josh Thompson.

Historic Home Tour* Saturday, April 12, 1-6 p.m. Sunday, April 13, 1-5 p.m. Various locations

Juried Art Show Friday, April 11, 10 a.m to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hannah Block Historic USO, 120 S. Second Street, downtown Wilmington

Get a special peek inside Wilmington’s irreplaceable historic homes, with proceeds benefiting the Historic Wilmington Foundation.

Browse a collection of paintings by more than 100 artists from North Carolina and across the United States. Cape Fear Garden Club’s 61st Annual Azalea Garden Tour* Friday-Sunday, April 11-13, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Various locations

Amateur Boxing Tournament Saturday, April 12 and Sunday, April 13, 2-6 p.m. Williston Middle School, 401 S. 10th Street Attend a showcase of some of the finest boxers from the national and international levels of competition. *Ticketed event. Visit www.ncazaleafestival. org for admission information.

Walk through some of Wilmington’s finest yards and gardens in one of the South’s longest-running and most-loved springtime garden tours.

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Left: The street fair brings thousands of people to downtown Wilmington during the North Carolina Azalea Festival. Right: Widespread Panic will perform two concerts during the North Carolina Azalea Festival on April 11 and 12.

WHAT’S COMING DOWN THE PIPELINE THIS WEEKEND?

Headliner: Overtyme

Woody and the Hens

Under the Big Top

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Summer Music Series Sunday, April 13, 4 p.m. Bluewater Grill

Children’s Story Reading Monday, April 14, 10 a.m. Wrightsville Beach Museum of History

Cole Bros. Circus Thursday, April 10-Sunday, April 13 Wilmington International Airport

Music with John Golden and Friends Thursday, April 10, 6:30 p.m. Bellamy Mansion Museum

Come out and enjoy the second concert in Bluewater’s Summer Music Series. Running from Spring through the fall, local musicians perform on the patio. This week’s performance features Wilmington classic-rockers Overtyme playing favorite hits by bands such as The Beatles, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Creedence Clearwater Revival.

Local author Becky Shuford reads her new children’s story, “Woody and the Hens.” Light refreshments will be served and guests can expect a visit from Reilly, the Airlie Garden Border Collie. Signed copies of the book will be available for purchase. For more information or to register, call 910-256-2569.

Held under the big top at the Wilmington International Airport, the Cole Bros. Circus entertains with elaborate performances featuring the human cannonball and the high wire troupe. Admission is $20 for children and $25 for adults, when purchased in advance. Call 910-794-4650 to purchase tickets or for more information.

Featuring folksinger and guitarist John Golden and an accompaniment of other local musicians, the Hootenanny is an evening of acoustic and folk music on the lawn at the Bellamy Mansion Museum. Bring the family and a picnic basket. While attendance is free, a $10 donation is suggested.

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Documentary honors, inspires By Miriah Hamrick Staff Writer

Hundreds gathered at 9:30 a.m. on a Saturday to revisit a forgotten slice of local history. “Pardons of Innocence: The Wilmington Ten” premiered at University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Kenan Auditorium on April 5. The documentary was written, produced and directed by Cash Michaels of The Wilmington Journal, with support by the National Newspaper Publishers Association. The film explores racial tensions in Wilmington that led to false convictions of arson and conspiracy for eight black high school students, a white anti-poverty worker and an activist from Oxford, N.C., in 1971. Following the 1969–70 integration of New Hanover County Schools, black students felt scorned by new classmates and teachers. Fights between white and black students were common,

resulting in suspensions and arrests for black students. In January 1971, a group of high school students planned a boycott to voice complaints with help from Rev. Benjamin Chavis, an established young activist from Oxford. When a grocery store near the students’ headquarters at Gregory Congregational Church, located on Nun Street, was firebombed on Feb. 6, 1971, violence engulfed the city. Based on testimony of three men who falsely claimed to be in the church that night, Chavis and nine others associated with the boycott were arrested. No evidence beyond the testimonies was provided, yet the Wilmington Ten were convicted and sentenced to a combined 282 years in prison. A few years after the trial, all three witnesses recanted. Despite national attention, including an Amnesty International attempt to repeal the case, the Wilmington Ten were not cleared of the crimes until Gov. Beverly Perdue issued

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Rev. Benjamin Chavis, Jr. speaks to the audience after the screening of “Pardons of Innocence: The Wilmington Ten” at the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Kenan Auditorium Saturday, April 5.

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North Carolina historian Timothy Tyson, left, shakes hands with the president of Charlotte’s NAACP, Kojo Nantambu, after the screening of “Pardons of Innocence: The Wilmington Ten” at the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Kenan Auditorium Saturday, April 5.

a pardon in 2012. Members of the audience, including surviving members of the Wilmington Ten, commented and asked questions after the film. Michaels explained the intent of the film, saying it was created to educate young people. New Hanover County Commissioner Jonathan Barfield Jr. questioned how much has changed in county schools. “When you go to one school that has 11 black students and another has 98 percent black students, something is wrong with that picture. We as a community have got to demand what we want and make it happen,” Barfield said. Chavis said the film should be a mandatory part of the curriculum in North Carolina public schools, adding that young people were not the only ones who need to see it.

“Not only do young people need to see this, but some of us need to see it who are not so young but have a bad case of amnesia,”

Chavis said. He said he needed to see the film to be reminded of the continued need for unity.

“This is a step-forward moment in Wilmington, across the state and also in America,” Chavis said. email miriah@luminanews.com

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Boat show benefits Cape Fear students By Cole Dittmer Staff Writer

Taking advantage of the warm weather, a healthy number of exhibitors and other coordinating events on the Cape Fear Community College campus, the 15th annual CFCC Boat Show was another successful iteration of the event. The Saturday, April 5 show provided an outlet for handmade boat collectors and manufacturers to showcase their vessels, allowed CFCC students in the

wooden boat building and boat service and manufacturing programs to open the doors of their workshops to the public and raised money for scholarships to those programs. CFCC Marine Technology department chair Jason Rogers said this year’s event was successful in raising those vital scholarship funds. “Financially we had one of our most successful shows,” Rogers said. “We netted about $3,000 into our scholarship fund, which is really good.”

The bulk of the funds raised during the event come from the sponsors and exhibitors. Rogers said title sponsors Bell Hart Marine, Johnson Custom Boats, Inc. and Masonboro Skiff Company contributed the most to the scholarship fund. There were also 28 handmade boat exhibitors during Saturday’s show. The boats ranged from antique rowboats to powerboats and models unique to the Lower Cape Fear Region like the Simmons Sea Skiff. Simmons Sea Skiff owner

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Handmade antique boats are displayed at the Cape Fear Community College Boat Show in downtown Wilmington Saturday, April 5.

was a young boy in Wrightsville Beach because of the wooden boats’ handling and stability. “I remember when I was kid at Wrightsville Beach and all of my friends’ families had one,” he said. “We would go skiing in the ocean with these boats, and there are not many boats you could do that with because of the waves.” Stories and boats like Allen’s were on display for the many visitors who walked through the boat show on Saturday. CFCC public

George Allen has exhibited every year at the CFCC Boat Show and said his 22-foot, original two-tone blue skiff was one of the last, made in 1971 at Tom Simmons’ Myrtle Grove shop. “I found this one for sale off Oleander Drive in 1977,” Allen said. “I try to let the people here know about wooden boats because they are an endangered species.” Allen said he admired the Simmons Sea Skiffs since he

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Visitors admire the handmade boats on display at the Cape Fear Community College Boat Show Saturday, April 5, near the college’s boat building workshops in downtown Wilmington.

information officer David Hardin said many of those patrons also visited the open house at Union Station that day. “It is always a good event but this year was especially good because we got some new exhibitors,” Hardin said. “Also the open house at Union Station has been going on all day, and I think we attracted a lot of people to the show that might not have come otherwise.” email cole@luminanews.com

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Laura Venters shows her fashion line, Ouisi, at the Emerging Designers Show at the Wilmington Convention Center Friday, April 4, as part of Wilmington Fashion Weekend.

By Samantha Santana Intern

Photographers’ cameras flashed as each model strutted down the runway with a signature look. The audience gazed as each model wore fashionable pieces highlighting Wilmington’s emerging designers’ talent. Clothes varied from complicated geometrical pieces to simple colorful swimwear. Some ensembles included statement pieces like taxidermy bird wings and deer horns. Wilmington Fashion Weekend was a four-day event showcasing locals who had an eye for fashion. A portion of the proceeds raised were donated to DREAMS of Wilmington, a nonprofit providing free after-school and out-of-school arts and humanities programs to atrisk youth.  “It was exciting,” WFW model Anastassiya (Siya) Georgiev said after the April 5 Emerging Designers Show. “Everyone is so infatuated with how much energy there is. We all had so much fun getting ready. It was so great to see the community together. It was one big Wilmington family.” The opening night was a Cirque du Soleil-inspired social at downtown Wilmington’s Bakery 105. Mayor Pro Tem Margaret Haynes made a special appearance on behalf of Mayor Bill Saffo to cite an official proclamation designating April 3-6 as Wilmington Fashion Weekend. WFW co-founder Khalilah Olokunola said she was excited

about the mayor’s proclamation and hopes the event continues every year. “That’s amazing. I didn’t know [Mayor Bill Saffo] would think it was a worthwhile idea,” Olokunola said. “I’m super excited and I hope it happens every year.” On Saturday, April 5, WFW held a trunk show at the RiverRoom. The trunk show featured accessories from local vendors and designers such as Perla Segovia, who creates art glass and jewelry. “I’m excited about this event. Wilmington is growing,” Segovia said. “When we moved down here from Missouri two years ago, it was a ghost town.” Andrea Stacey, volunteer coordinator, said the event was sold out after expecting more than 300 people. “We were sold out before the doors opened,” Stacey said. “[It’s] absolute excitement. … It’s a sense of pride that Wilmington is really supportive.” Following the Emerging Designers Show, TJ Dunn, founder and director of WFW, was receiving pats on the back and compliments about the event’s success. “I love it. The community came out,” Dunn said. “My team handled everything so well … I didn’t know we were going to sell out.” On Sunday, April 6, the grand finale took place at 3 p.m. at the Wilmington Convention Center. Awards were presented for Best Shop Award to Lula Balou and Emerging Designer

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Hook, Line & Sinker April Fishing Conditions Rebounding

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More than 700 paddleboarders from around the world will gather at Wrightsville Beach for the Fourth Annual Carolina Cup, hosted by the Wrightsville Beach Paddle Club and held at the Blockade Runner Beach Resort from April 23–27. The five-day event draws all ages and ability levels with a variety of clinics, the Carolina Cup Expo, and four paddleboard competitions, highlighted by the Graveyard Elite race. The Elite course, which is often described as the most technical in the world, is a 12.5-mile loop around Wrightsville Beach, beginning and ending on the ocean side of the Blockade Runner. “Lots of paddlers are either very quick in the flatwater or they’re very balanced in the open ocean, but in this one you have to be able to do every discipline. … You have to read the water conditions, see where the currents are, where the eddies are, ride waves and draft with people,” said Wrightsville Beach Paddle Club board member John Beausang. “It’s unlike any other race in the world.” The world-class course attracts world-class talent. Annabel Anderson, having recently clinched her second World Championship title, is back to defend her 2013 Carolina Cup victory in the women’s division, as is 2013 men’s division winner Danny Ching. Other likely

By Skylar Walters

The fishing conditions are slowly improving for the month of April and the fish are responding as well. Sunny skies and temperatures reaching well into the 80s last week have helped to cure some of the cabin fever that anglers have been experiencing. Water temperatures, however, have been slower to respond but are now reading in the mid 50-degree range, somewhat cool for the second week of April but not so off the mark that the fishing shouldn’t Lumina News file photo

Nine-year-old Betsy Lewis finishes the Carolina Cup Harbor Island race on the Blockade Runner Beach Resort’s soundside beach on April 27, 2013.

entrants include three-time World Champion Kai Lenny, two-time World Champion Connor Baxter, reigning Molokai champion Travis Grant and Olympic gold medalist Larry Cain. Beausang said he expects competitors from 12 to 20 different countries for the 2014 Carolina Cup, but he’s also seen plenty of local paddlers signing up to test themselves against the sport’s elite. “A lot of us paddle this course every weekend so we’re used to the challenges and it’s sort of like a home court,” Beausang said. “For a local, this could be a really good opportunity … to

make a name for themselves.” During the Carolina Cup, athletes will compete against world champions, and will also learn from them. Quickblade founder Jim Terrell, Jamie Mitchell, Jenny Kalmbach and Larry Cain will give paddling clinics. Legendary waterman Dave Kalama, who along with Laird Hamilton pioneered the sport of standup paddleboarding, will speak at the pre-race pasta dinner on Friday night. There will be plenty of activities throughout the five-day event, even for those who are not competing. The expo, which lasts from Friday to Sunday, is a

great chance to try or buy boards, paddles and gear. After a full day of racing on Saturday, Sunday will feature kids’ races and clinics as well as the Ocean of Hope Cancer Awareness paddle to benefit the Sarcoma Alliance. This combination of a family-friendly atmosphere and world-class competition creates an event that grows more popular with every passing year. “Everyone loves to come here, because they can bring their whole family,” Beausang said. “Pretty soon we will have a full week of events, bringing business and people to Wrightsville Beach.”

From a surfer’s point of view

Supplied image courtesy of Ben Bourgeois

Wrightsville Beach native and professional surfer Ben Bourgeois uses his GoPro camera on a stick mount to capture video of himself surfing in the Dominican Republic.

By Cole Dittmer Staff Writer

Crystal-clear water gives way underneath the surfboard as a palm tree-lined beach comes into view on the horizon and a light blue chandelier of water curls overhead. Previously, this point of view

Fresh shrimp, or at least the freshest shrimp you can find, rigged on two hook dropper rigs will ring the dinner bell for the black drum if they are anywhere in the vicinity. The lower Cape Fear River is also holding some decent amounts of red drum in the bays and creeks. Soft artificial baits, such as Gulp, worked along the grass and around the oyster bars should entice a drum if it’s near. Now that the water has warmed a little, anglers are reporting more bait, such

was only available to surfers on the water. Now countless videos of a surfer’s point of view are a click away on the Internet largely due to the advent of highly portable, high-quality waterproof cameras like those made by GoPro. Local photographer, videographer and surfer Jason Keller

Hudson said the accessibility of these small waterproof cameras has helped expand the amount of surfing footage from the water due to the camera’s relatively cheap cost, increasing video quality and viewing tendencies. “Water videography is a whole other expensive setup and it would easily cost $7,000,”

Hudson said. “… A lot of these videos are only viewed on the Internet so for quality’s sake it just has to look good on a computer screen. The most fascinating thing for me is the image quality on those cameras because, while the frame rate is not the same, it is pretty much the same resolution as a cinema camera.”

Sunny skies and temperatures reaching well into the 80s last week have helped to cure some of the cabin fever that anglers have been experiencing. rebound into a normal pattern in the coming weeks. Sea conditions allowed anglers to head off the beach late last week before the wind arrived once again. Those heading to the Gulf Stream found some decent action from wahoo and a few blackfin tuna around the Same Ole Hole. The area around the Big Rock also held some wahoo and tuna as well as some dolphin and a couple of reports of sailfish. Closer to the beach, the bottom fishing has remained decent with reports of black sea bass in the 15-mile range with triggerfish and snapper being reported in deeper water around 40 miles out. Inshore fishing has been steadily picking up with reports of red drum being caught in the creeks, channels and around the docks. Black drum are also becoming a regular topic of conversation among anglers and can be caught in the same locations the red drum are being found.

Hudson recently took a surf trip to the Dominican Republic with Wrightsville SUP owner Jarrod Covington, and Wrightsville Beach native and professional surfer Ben Bourgeois. The group documented the entire trip on a few GoPro cameras. Bourgeois started using a GoPro camera one year ago and said his favorite method for getting a water shot is attaching the camera to a pole and holding it behind him while riding a wave. While the end result may be an interesting video to share, Bourgeois said it is also a good way to improve at the sport. “You can critique yourself and that is one of the best ways to work on your surfing, just watching yourself,” Bourgeois said.

as mud minnows and tiger minnows. If using live bait sounds like a better option than fishing all day with artificials, then investing in a minnow trap is a good idea. Anglers’ opinions, as usual, vary when asked which bait is the best for minnow traps. Chicken liver and even bologna top the list. Dropping a baited trap in a creek or along an oyster bed for a couple of hours while you fish with artificial bait should produce enough minnows to finish out the day. However, as with anything in fishing, some days and locations produce more minnows than others, so don’t bank on just fishing with live minnows this early in the season. Elsewhere, surf and pier fishing have been slowly improving as well, with reports of Virginia mullet and a few red drum being caught. The mullet are on the small side but there are a few keepers in the mix.

“You have no idea of what you look like out there, but the GoPro is helping people get footage and see what they really look like.” While he may not like the elimination of the videographer, Hudson said the increasing number of people making their own surf videos and clips actually helps. “In the world of action sports it is really good not to have to rely on a photographer or videographer — and that is not always good for me — but from the perspective of an athlete they can be their own documentarian,” Hudson said. “It drives the market and makes everyone else work harder. … It is really fun to see what everyone is doing with these cameras.” email cole@luminanews.com

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Zest for Zero A my Musser and Matthew Vande talked the talk before they walked the walk. The husband-and-wife team behind Asheville, North Carolina’s VandeMusser Design helped others design and build energy-efficient homes for years before they designed and built their own in 2010. Yet the house they built in Asheville is more than a place to live. It is a promotional tool exhibiting the couple’s ideas and abilities. The house is more than efficient. Everything from the building site to the walls to the light fixtures was intentionally chosen for one goal: The couple wants the house to produce more energy than it uses. “We think of the house as a kind of educational tool,” Musser said. “We wanted it to be this showcase.” That is why the Cape Fear Green Building Alliance invited her to Wilmington to share her experience designing, building and living in a net-zero home. Musser will speak at Satellite Bar and Lounge on April 16, from 6-8 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Jessica Wilson, alliance environmental educator, said she hopes the event will spark local interest in ultra-efficient design. “Buildings consume about 65 percent of electricity produced. Net-zero

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homes are not widely known in this community, so we hope residential builders will come find out more about the process,” Wilson said. Net-zero homes require precise planning. Musser said the smallest details down to the light fixtures in each room were selected before the house was constructed. But the first step was simple. Musser and Vande needed to find a location where they could capture enough sun to meet lighting and heating needs. “We wanted it to be net-zero, but we needed a lot that would let us do that. This lot was south-facing, which is perfect for passive solar,” Musser said. Like most houses with a passive solar system, the structure is noticeably rectangular, with a long axis oriented east to west to allow for windows facing south. Musser wanted the house to look and feel more traditional than not. “A lot of people think a net-zero energy house has to be weird, or they might not like how it looks. … But our house looks pretty normal. If you’re in our house, it feels like a normal house,” Musser said. The direct sunlight warms the house during cold winters and overhangs above the windows keeping hot summer rays out. Musser’s favorite part is the natural light. She said it helps her feel connected to the cycle of

day and night. “We noticed when we first moved in that we weren’t really setting our alarm clocks anymore,” Musser said. Some features are more innovative than harnessing solar power. A lot of the home’s features are common recommendations to clients, but the couple also saw the house as an opportunity to experiment with new technology. “We wanted to try a few things that hadn’t been widely done and we thought our own home would be a good place to try them,” Musser said. A wastewater heat recovery system is an example. Hot water from the drain goes through a heat exchanger, which recoups energy originally used to heat the water and uses it to heat cold water entering the system. Musser said the system works well but will take a long time to pay for itself. “It has a lot of copper in it so the price of the device is based on the price of copper, which is pretty expensive now,” Musser said. Another experimental feature is structural insulated panels. A preinsulated building material, sheets of two concrete panels stuffed with foam insulation, create the frame of the house. Construction time is minimal because the panels combine the work of framing, insulating and sheathing the structure into one step. Musser said the basement was built in two hours. There is a drawback to this product. The panels are cut to fulfill exact dimensions, so once they are in place it’s hard to make changes. “We can’t even change a window,” Musser said. Innovative technology helps the couple reach energy goals, but Musser said changing behaviors was more important. “Honestly, the biggest thing I learned is that occupant behavior is half of your energy use,” Musser said. “We realized pretty quickly if we wanted to be net-zero, we needed to conserve.” Some changes were common energy savers, like turning computers off instead of letting them sleep or hanging clothes to dry. Musser also learned to use energy-draining appliances like the stove or the dryer outside of peak energy use times, typically evenings and weekends. “These are easy things I could have done before I moved into the house but didn’t until we wanted to become net-zero,” Musser said. Musser said the change does not feel like a burden. In fact, she said the process has been rewarding — and not just in utility bill savings. “In many ways, my quality of life here is better than any house I’ve ever lived in,” Musser said. “I don’t think anybody could walk away from it willingly.” email miriah@luminanews.com

Supplied photos courtesy of VandeMusser Design

Top: Amy Musser and Matthew Vande’s net-zero home in Asheville features 1,900 square feet of living space and 1,200 square feet of office space. Above left: Amy Musser says the abundance of natural light that streams in through her home’s south-facing windows is an added benefit. Above right: A cistern behind the house collects rainwater, which the couple uses for landscaping and toilet flushing.

R ETU R N ON I N V ESTM ENT By Ashley Garner Intracoastal Realty Corporation

Under the mattress or invested in real estate, which is the best place for you to put your cash? If your cash is under your mattress, your return on Ashley Garner that investment is zero (in fact some would say that inflation would make this a negative investment). If you put your cash in the bank you are probably making less than 1 percent, possibly up to

2 percent if you have a long-term CD with a high balance. Cash invested in real estate has the potential to produce much higher returns. How do you know when an investment is good or not? There are many factors that include tax benefits like deductions and depreciation, but the main message here is to keep it simple. It’s not necessary to get bogged down in fancy spreadsheets or feel the need to memorize the formula for every rate of return calculation in your college finance book. Keep it simple, how much of your own cash will you spend on the deal and how much cash will the deal deliver to you on a yearly basis?

Here is the simple formula for rate of return: Cash paid to you by the investment divided by the amount of cash invested in the deal. The resulting number is the rate of return. For example, you buy a house for $140,000 with $28,000 of your own cash and you borrow the remaining $112,000 from a bank. (Your cash invested is only $28,000 not $140,000.) You will rent this house to a tenant and after all of the expenses and loan payments you will have $3,070 of cash left over at the end of the year. So to calculate your return on investment, take $3,070 and divide it by $28,000 which equals 10.9 percent ($3,070 / $28,000 = .109 = 10.9 percent).

Obviously, there are lots of moving parts behind the scenes in this example, but the results paint the picture of a how an actual real estate investment will perform. The moving parts include the expenses involved, the amount of rental income received, the costs of borrowing the money and the condition of the property. These details and others are important and should not be overlooked. Remember to keep it simple when analyzing an investment. Use the specific knowledge of a CPA, an attorney, a Realtor, a lender and your financial advisor to provide input. Then pull the trigger on the deal that makes sense to you.

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Business partners and friends Brian Parke, TJ Welsh and Hamid Razzazan opened Forged Strength and Conditioning, a full-service gym located behind Jerry Allen’s Sports Bar and Grill on Wrightsville Beach.

By Cole Dittmer Staff Writer

Tucked away behind Jerry Allen’s Sports Bar and Grill and underneath Evolution Mixed Martial Arts in Wrightsville Beach is Forged Strength, a new gym opened March 10, by former Cameo 1900 owner Brian Parke and his two business partners, TJ Welsh and Hamid Razzazan. Parke said they were all friends beforehand, and the idea for the gym started with his own personal weight-loss goals after spending five years in the restaurant industry. Welsh and Razzazan, two United States Marine Corps Special Operations veterans, oversaw the equipment purchasing. Parke said the result is unlike any other local gym. “The next thing you know we have one of the best gyms in

North Carolina right down in Wrightsville Beach,” Parke said. “It is really high tech for this part of the state.” Welsh said every piece of equipment in the gym is something he and Razzazan have encountered in their diverse strength and conditioning backgrounds. “A lot of the specialty equipment here is stuff we have worked with and liked,” Welsh said. “When you go into any other gym sometimes you are missing certain pieces of equipment. … We touch on all different types of training, whether you are doing Olympic lifting, power lifting or just general fitness like a lot of our members.” Welsh said many of the pieces of equipment at Forged Strength can be found in places like professional and collegiate sports weight rooms like heavy-duty

Sorinex racks, Matrix Magnum series machines, Pendley bumper plates, handmade Black Iron Strength dumbbells and a multitude of power lifting and bench press bars. In addition to the quality of the equipment, Welsh said the items were chosen for their ease of use, convenience and for an optimized workout. Features like fat grips on dumbbells and bars, antimicrobial handle coatings and safety straps for solo bench pressing contribute to a better workout. Because Forged Strength is a 24-hour gym and the partners will not always be on site, Welsh said new members are given an hourlong equipment orientation. With a limited amount of space, Welsh said memberships would be capped at around 40 or fewer with walk-ins welcome. Welsh and Razzazan, who are both

certified personal trainers by the Poliquin Group, will offer training sessions. If members have their own personal trainers, Welsh said the trainer may use the Forged Strength facilities with their client for a rental fee. Those features, along with the 24-hour key fob entry, will make Forged Strength a convenient option for regular customers, Welsh said. “We are focusing on a lot of the locals that live on Wrightsville Beach,” he said. “We want to give someone the option where if they just want to lose weight, you can do that here, and if you want to take it to another level you can do that too.” Memberships are offered through a variety of durations ranging from $165 for 12 months and $195 on a month-to-month basis. email cole@luminanews.com

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LITTLE CHAPEL ON THE BOARDWALK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (U.S.A.) Rev. Patrick Thomas Rabun, pastor 2 W. Fayetteville St., 910-256-2819, ext. 100 Early Worship: 8:30 a.m. Sunday School: 9:15 a.m. Traditional Worship: 10:30 a.m. ST. ANDREW’S ON-THE-SOUND EPISCOPAL The Rev. Richard G. Elliott, rector 101 Airlie Road, 910-256-3034 7:45 a.m., 9 a.m., 11 a.m. ST. JAMES EPISCOPAL CHURCH MT. LEBANON CHAPEL (Near Airlie Gardens)

8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Holy Eucharist, Rite II WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH BAPTIST CHURCH Keith Louthan, church pastor 601 Causeway Drive, 910-256-3682 Traditional Service: 9-10 a.m. Sunday School: 10:10-11 a.m. Celebration Services: 11:10 a.m.-12:20 p.m. WRIGHTSVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Bob Bauman, senior pastor 4 Live Oak Drive, 910-256-4471 Worship Services: 8:30, 9:45, 11:15 a.m. Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. ST. THERESE CATHOLIC CHURCH Father Joe Vetter 209 S. Lumina Ave., 910-256-2471 Mass: Saturday, 5:30 p.m., Sunday, 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.; Monday, noon; Tuesday, 6 p.m.; Wednesday – Thursday noon; Thursday noon followed by Eucharistic Adoration ST. MARK CATHOLIC CHURCH Father Steve Carlson 1011 Eastwood Road, 910-392-0720 Vigil Mass: Saturday 5 p.m. Sunday Masses: 7:30 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. en español Monday Mass: 8:30 a.m. Tuesday Mass: 6 p.m. Wednesday Mass: 8:30 a.m. Thursday Mass: 8:30 a.m. followed by Adoration and noon Benediction Friday Mass: 8:30 a.m. BETH SIMCHA MESSIANIC JEWISH CONGREGATION Congregational Leader/ Rabbi Marty Schilsky 7957 Market St. Wilmington, N.C. 28411 910-681-0117 Shabbat Services 10:30 a.m. Saturday

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with Chip Brogden

I met with a client today and tried to figure out a marketing strategy for his website. Another company had designed his website and the client wasn’t too happy with the results. Six different graphic and content elements were at the top of his home page, each vying for attention, each trying to say something. It was very cluttered and confusing. “This design will not work,” I told him. “You need to figure out which element is most important, and make it the largest thing on the page. The rest of the elements can be made smaller, or moved somewhere else.” “But all of them are important,” the client protested. “Of course,” I replied. “All of them are important, but you can’t put all of them at the top of the home page. You need to prioritize.” He wrinkled his forehead. “But all of them are a priority!” “Mr. Client,” I said, “If everything is a priority, then nothing is a priority. To prioritize means to make a decision about what is most important among many important things. You can have whatever you want, but you cannot have everything you want.” The same thing is true in your life. You can have anything you want, but you cannot have everything you want. If you don’t set some priorities you won’t be able to focus on anything long enough to make progress. Our priorities usually reflect our values. We naturally prioritize things according to what we value the most. If we value a healthy

The Power of Priorities

body then exercise becomes a priority. If we value our relationship with God then prayer becomes a priority. But sometimes our priorities don’t match our values. We pay lip service to the things we say are important but if we don’t make them a priority, the less important things consume us and keep us busy. Jesus taught us to prioritize when He said, “Seek first the Kingdom of God” (Matthew 6:33). What does that mean? It means to put your relationship with Jesus first. For a disciple of Jesus, it means making Him your No. 1 priority. It’s a simple but revolutionary concept. You don’t have to seek only the Kingdom of God and forget about all the other important things going on in your life. Just put Jesus first and everything else after. Putting Jesus first means prioritizing our lives and saying no to a lot of other things. It means giving Him the priority as the most important element among many other competing interests — some of them important, many of them unimportant. If we don’t make deliberate decisions about what is truly important to us then the loudest thing gets our attention and steals our time. Or the prettiest thing. Or the most urgent thing. A lot of people struggle with this. For Christians, I don’t think it should be a struggle at all. Just do what Jesus said and seek first the Kingdom of God. He just told you what your priority should be. All you have to do now is put it into practice. That part may not be easy, but it is the secret to keeping your life refreshingly simple and uncluttered.

Chip was born and raised in North Carolina and currently lives and writes in upstate New York with his wife, Karla.  Connect with his blog and share your thoughts at www.ChipBrogden.com

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Humility is the character of all My People! Enter each day with an honest heart My people Humility is needed to show the way For those around you they will surely say Your nature is desired by all who see Every action you take on behalf of Me Move forward and desire what you will Look closely at each step you take your humility to fill Do not boast or brag what you have is blessed It is blessed by your actions with no stress Each encounter you have is arranged by Me Step out and be bold for all to see It’s not an act, you have no ability All power you have comes from your humility Yield each day and listen for My voice Make your humility the number one choice

(Prov 15:33 NRSV) The fear of the LORD is instruction in wisdom, and humility goes before honor. (Prov 22:4 NRSV) The reward for humility and fear of the LORD is riches and honor and life. (Eph 4:2 NRSV) with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, (Col 3:12 NRSV) As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. (1 Pet 5:5 NRSV) In the same way, you who are younger must accept the authority of the elders. And all of you must clothe yourselves with humility in your dealings with one another, for “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”

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Classified and display deadline: Friday noon • Call 910-256-6569 ext 100 • classifieds@luminanews.com LEGAL NOTICES 13 SP 1118 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NORTH CAROLINA, NEW HANOVER COUNTY Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Shelby Taylor to Trustee Services of Carolina, Trustee(s), which was dated November 21, 2008 and recorded on November 26, 2008 in Book 5361 at Page 452, New Hanover County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said default having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on April 15, 2014 at 10:00AM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in New Hanover County, North Carolina, to wit: The following described property: The parcel(s) of land in New Hanover County, North Carolina in Wilmington Township, more particularly described as follows: Being all of Lot 72 according to the official plan of Chestnut Heights Subdivision as shown on a map therof recorded in Map Book 258 at Page 601 in the Office of the Register of Deeds of New Hanover County, North Carolina. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 2210 Princess Place Drive, Wilmington, NC 28405. THIRD PARTY PURCHASERS MUST PAY THE EXCISE TAX, AND THE COURT COSTS OF FORTY-FIVE CENTS (45¢) PER ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) PURSUANT TO NCGS 7A-308(a) (1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS WHERE IS.” There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Shelby W. Taylor.

bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC Attorneys for Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No.: 13-20500-FC02 April 3 and 10, 2014 12 SP 337 AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NORTH CAROLINA, NEW HANOVER COUNTY Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Jackie P. Mealy to Carol Poupart, Trustee(s), which was dated July 29, 2008 and recorded on July 30, 2008 in Book 5335 at Page 2434, New Hanover County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said default having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on April 15, 2014 at 10:00AM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in New Hanover County, North Carolina, to wit: Being all of Lot 15 in Section 2 of Autumn Brook Subdivision as the same is shown on map of Section 2 of said subdivision recorded in Map Book 35 at Page 99 in the Office of the Register of Deeds of New Hanover County, reference to which is hereby made for a more particular description. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 918 Deer Spring Lane, Wilmington, NC 28409. THIRD PARTY PURCHASERS MUST PAY THE EXCISE TAX, AND THE COURT COSTS OF FORTY-FIVE CENTS (45¢) PER ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) PURSUANT TO NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing.

An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination.

Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS WHERE IS.” There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/ are Jackie P. Mealy.

If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a

An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the prop-

erty is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC Attorneys for Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No.: 10-31121-FC02 April 3 and 10, 2014 12 SP 1366 AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NORTH CAROLINA, NEW HANOVER COUNTY Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Deidre S. Thomas and Kenneth M. Thomas to Ben H. Colvard, III, Trustee(s), which was dated October 19, 2005 and recorded on October 24, 2005 in Book 4925 at Page 2768, New Hanover County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said default having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on April 15, 2014 at 10:00AM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in New Hanover County, North Carolina, to wit: Being all of Lot 147, Section 3, Kings Grant, as shown on that map recorded in Map Book 10 at Page 9 in the New Hanover County Registry. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 5006 Shaw Court, Wilmington, NC 28405. THIRD PARTY PURCHASERS MUST PAY THE EXCISE TAX, AND THE COURT COSTS OF FORTY-FIVE CENTS (45¢) PER ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) PURSUANT TO NCGS 7A-308(a) (1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS WHERE IS.” There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is

made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Kenneth M. Thomas and wife, Deidre S. Thomas. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC Attorneys for Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No.: 12-19759-FC01 April 3 and 10, 2014 12 SP 745 AMENDED NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NORTH CAROLINA, NEW HANOVER COUNTY Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Christine A. McElwee to PRLAP, Inc., Trustee(s), which was dated May 4, 2007 and recorded on May 4, 2007 in Book 5178 at Page 359, New Hanover County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said default having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on April 15, 2014 at 10:00AM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in New Hanover County, North Carolina, to wit: That real estate located in the County of New Hanover, State of North Carolina, more particularly described as follows: All of Lot 5 in Block 5 in Woodlawn Subdivision as the same is shown on map recorded in Map Book 4 at Page 19 in the New Hanover County Registry, and being the same lands described in instrument recorded in Book 4469 at Page 602 in said Registry. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 701 Ivey Circle, Wilmington, NC 28401. THIRD PARTY PURCHASERS MUST PAY THE EXCISE TAX,

AND THE COURT COSTS OF FORTY-FIVE CENTS (45¢) PER ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) PURSUANT TO NCGS 7A-308(a) (1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS WHERE IS.” There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Christine A. McElwee. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC Attorneys for Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No.: 11-27025-FC01 April 3 and 10, 2014 13 SP 1203 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NORTH CAROLINA, NEW HANOVER COUNTY Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Harold Fletcher a/k/a Harold Lamont Fletcher and Tricia Lynne Fletcher to Rebecca W. Shaia, Trustee(s), which was dated November 28, 2005 and recorded on November 28, 2005 in Book 4943 at Page 1284, New Hanover County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said default having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on April 15, 2014 at 10:00AM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in New Hanover

County, North Carolina, to wit: Being all of Lot 120, Section 3, Newbury Woods, as shown on the revised map recorded in Map Book 38, Page 331 of the New Hanover County Registry, reference to which is hereby made for a more particular description. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 2610 Rothbury Way, Wilmington, NC 28411. THIRD PARTY PURCHASERS MUST PAY THE EXCISE TAX, AND THE COURT COSTS OF FORTY-FIVE CENTS (45¢) PER ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) PURSUANT TO NCGS 7A-308(a) (1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS WHERE IS.” There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Harold Lamont Fletcher and wife, Tricia Lynne Fletcher. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC Attorneys for Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No.: 13-03521-FC01 April 3 and 10, 2014 13 SP 1189 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NORTH CAROLINA, NEW HANOVER COUNTY Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Derek W. Matthews to Trste, Inc., Trustee(s), which was dated April 28, 2004 and recorded on April 28, 2004 in Book 4295 at Page 306, New Hanover County Registry, North Carolina.

Default having been made of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said default having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on April 15, 2014 at 10:00AM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in New Hanover County, North Carolina, to wit: Being all of Lot 81, as shown on a map of Phase 18, Marymount at Marsh Oaks, “A Townhouse Development”, recorded in Map Book 42, Page 23 of the New Hanover County Registry, reference to said map being hereby made for a more completed description. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 202 Hilliard Court, Wilmington, NC 28411. THIRD PARTY PURCHASERS MUST PAY THE EXCISE TAX, AND THE COURT COSTS OF FORTY-FIVE CENTS (45¢) PER ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) PURSUANT TO NCGS 7A-308(a) (1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS WHERE IS.” There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Derek W. Matthews. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC Attorneys for Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No.: 13-23431-FC01 April 3 and 10, 2014

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14-SP-29

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

NORTH CAROLINA, NEW HANOVER COUNTY

NORTH CAROLINA, NEW HANOVER COUNTY

NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S FORECLOSURE SALE OF REAL PROPERTY

Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Emika M. Barbour a/k/a Emika Mitchell Barbour and Corey Barbour to Trustee Services of Carolina, Trustee(s), which was dated September 9, 2010 and recorded on September 16, 2010 in Book 5510 at Page 2824, New Hanover County Registry, North Carolina.

Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Michael C. Stevenson and Sylvia M. Stevenson to Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC, Trustee(s), which was dated November 25, 2005 and recorded on December 21, 2005 in Book 4955 at Page 240, New Hanover County Registry, North Carolina.

Default having been made of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said default having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on April 15, 2014 at 10:00AM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in New Hanover County, North Carolina, to wit:

Default having been made of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said default having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on April 15, 2014 at 10:00AM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in New Hanover County, North Carolina, to wit:

A certain lot or parcel of land lying and being in the City of Wilmington, County of New Hanover, North Carolina, and more particularly described as follows: Being all of Lot 112, Map No. 3, Echo Farms Subdivision, as shown on map of same recorded in Map Book 16 at Page 12 of the New Hanover County Registry. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 4154 Appleton Way, Wilmington, NC 28412. THIRD PARTY PURCHASERS MUST PAY THE EXCISE TAX, AND THE COURT COSTS OF FORTY-FIVE CENTS (45¢) PER ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) PURSUANT TO NCGS 7A-308(a) (1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS WHERE IS.” There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/ are Corey Barbour and Emika Mitchell. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC Attorneys for Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No.: 13-23670-FC01 April 3 and 10, 2014

The land referred to herein is situated in the State of North Carolina, New Hanover described as follows: BEING ALL OF LOT 4, BLOCK P, SECTION IV, CREEKWOOD NORTH SUBDIVISION, AS THE SAME IS SHOWN ON A MAP THEREOF DULY RECORDED IN MAP BOOK 13, PAGE 43, IN THE NEW HANOVER COUNTY REGISTRY, REFERENCE TO WHICH MAP IS HEREBY MADE FOR A PARTICULAR DESCRIPTION THEREOF. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 1601 North 26th Street, Wilmington, NC 28405. THIRD PARTY PURCHASERS MUST PAY THE EXCISE TAX, AND THE COURT COSTS OF FORTY-FIVE CENTS (45¢) PER ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) PURSUANT TO NCGS 7A-308(a)(1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS WHERE IS.” There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Michael C. Stevenson and wife, Sylvia M. Stevenson. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC Attorneys for Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No.: 12-06457-FC03 April 3 and 10, 2014

Under and by virtue of the power and authority contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed and delivered by Allyson M. Pittman and Richard M. Pittman, dated May 12, 2005 and recorded on June 7, 2005 in Book No. 4841 at Page 897 in the Office of the Register of Deeds of New Hanover County, North Carolina; and because of default in the payment of the indebtedness secured thereby and failure to carry out and perform the stipulations and agreements contained therein and, pursuant to demand of the holder of the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will place for sale, at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash at the usual place of sale at New Hanover County Courthouse, Wilmington, North Carolina on April 15, 2014 at 11:00 AM that parcel of land, including improvements thereon, situated, lying and being in the City of Wilmington, County of New Hanover, State of North Carolina, and being more particularly described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. Address of property: 402 Pier Point Drive, Wilmington, NC 28405 Tax Parcel ID: R04417-004-052000 Present Record Owners: Allyson M. Pittman and Richard M. Pittman The terms of the sale are that the real property hereinbefore described will be sold for cash to the highest bidder. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, is required and must be tendered in the form of certified funds at the time of the sale. The successful bidder shall be required to pay revenue stamps on the Trustee’s Deed, any Land Transfer Tax and costs of recording the Trustee’s Deed. The real property hereinabove described is being offered for sale “AS IS, WHERE IS” and will be sold subject to all superior liens, unpaid taxes, and special assessments. Other conditions will be announced at the sale. The sale will be held open for ten (10) days for upset bids as by law required. If for any reason the Trustee is unable to convey title to this property or the sale is set aside, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Furthermore, if the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the Trustee, in its sole discretion, if it believes the challenge to have merit, may declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. In either event the purchaser will have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, the Mortgagee’s attorney or the Trustee. Additional Notice Where the Real Property is Residential With Less Than 15 Rental Units: An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a bona fide lease or tenancy may have additional rights pursuant to Title VII of 5.896 - Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act which became effective on May 20, 2009. Rogers Townsend & Thomas, PC, Substitute Trustee (803)7444444, 112854-02309 P1087383 4/3, 04/10/2014

14-SP-43 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S FORECLOSURE SALE OF REAL PROPERTY Under and by virtue of the power and authority contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed and delivered by Ruth A. Moye, dated April 15, 2009 and recorded on April 20, 2009 in Book No. 5398 at Page 352 in the Office of the Register of Deeds of New Hanover County, North Carolina; and because of default in the payment of the indebtedness secured thereby and failure to carry out and perform the stipulations and agreements contained therein and, pursuant to demand of the holder of the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will place for sale, at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash at the usual place of sale at New Hanover County Courthouse, Wilmington, North Carolina on April 15, 2014 at 11:00 AM that parcel of land, including improvements thereon, situated, lying and being in the City of Wilmington, County of New Hanover, State of North

Carolina, and being more particularly described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. Address of property: 912 Grathwol Drive, Wilmington, NC 28405 Tax Parcel ID: R04215-007-014000 Present Record Owners: Ruth A. Moye The terms of the sale are that the real property hereinbefore described will be sold for cash to the highest bidder. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, is required and must be tendered in the form of certified funds at the time of the sale. The successful bidder shall be required to pay revenue stamps on the Trustee’s Deed, any Land Transfer Tax and costs of recording the Trustee’s Deed. The real property hereinabove described is being offered for sale “AS IS, WHERE IS” and will be sold subject to all superior liens, unpaid taxes, and special assessments. Other conditions will be announced at the sale. The sale will be held open for ten (10) days for upset bids as by law required. If for any reason the Trustee is unable to convey title to this property or the sale is set aside, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Furthermore, if the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the Trustee, in its sole discretion, if it believes the challenge to have merit, may declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. In either event the purchaser will have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, the Mortgagee’s attorney or the Trustee. Additional Notice Where the Real Property is Residential With Less Than 15 Rental Units: An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a bona fide lease or tenancy may have additional rights pursuant to Title VII of 5.896 - Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act which became effective on May 20, 2009. Rogers Townsend & Thomas, PC, Substitute Trustee (803)7444444, 020267-00089 P1087385 4/3, 04/10/2014

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by Louise P. Collura to Prestige Title, Trustee(s), dated the 20th day of November, 2009, and recorded in Book 5452, Page 2092, in New Hanover County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of New Hanover County, North Carolina and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door in the City of Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 12:00 PM on April 15, 2014 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of New Hanover, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: That real estate located in the County of New Hanover, State of North Carolina, more particularly described as follows: All of Lot 268R in Quail Woods Subdivision, Section 13, as the same is shown on map recorded in Map Book 36 Page 335 in the New Hanover County Registry, TOGETHER WITH AND SUBJECT TO all of the rights, covenants, conditions, easements and restrictions contained in Declaration recorded in Book 2078 Page 916 and following pages in said Registry, and all amendments and supplements thereto, and being the same lands described intended to be described in deed recorded in Book Deed Book 2126 Page 211 in said Registry. Together with improvements located thereon; said property being located at 1703 Covey Lane, Wilmington, North Carolina. Being the same property or a portion of the same property conveyed by Instrument dated June 30, 2005 from Catherine J. Buck and husband, William J.

Buck, Jr., and Margaret A. Buck and husband, William J. Buck, Sr. filed on June 30, 2005 in Book 4871 at Page 2440 in the New Hanover County records. Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §45-21.23. Should the property be purchased by a third party, that party must pay the excise tax, as well as the court costs of FortyFive Cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by NCGS §7A-308(a)(1). The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS, WHERE IS.” Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust/security agreement, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either the Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or encumbrances of record and any recorded releases. Said property is also being sold subject to applicable Federal and State laws. A cash deposit or cashier’s check (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. THE PURPOSE OF THIS COMMUNICATION IS TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE, except as stated below in the instance of bankruptcy protection. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE BANKRUPTCY COURT OR HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED AS A RESULT OF A BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING, THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU PURSUANT TO STATUTORY REQUIREMENT AND FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND IS NOT INTENDED AS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT OR AS AN ACT TO COLLECT, ASSESS, OR RECOVER ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE DEBT FROM YOU PERSONALLY. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE Attorney at Law Hutchens Law Firm Attorneys for Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. P.O. Box 1028 4317 Ramsey Street Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311 https://sales.hsbfirm.com Case No: 1125491 (FC.FAY) April 3 and 10, 2014 14-SP-46 NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S FORECLOSURE SALE OF REAL PROPERTY Under and by virtue of the power and authority contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed and delivered by Sherry Blackmon a/k/a Sherry Berggren Blackmon and Jeremy Blackmon a/k/a Jeremy Brooks Blackmon, dated March 24, 2008 and recorded on March 24,

2008 in Book No. 5293 at Page 1837 in the Office of the Register of Deeds of New Hanover County, North Carolina; and because of default in the payment of the indebtedness secured thereby and failure to carry out and perform the stipulations and agreements contained therein and, pursuant to demand of the holder of the indebtedness secured by said Deed of Trust, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will place for sale, at public auction, to the highest bidder for cash at the usual place of sale at New Hanover County Courthouse, Wilmington, North Carolina on April 15, 2014 at 11:00AM that parcel of land, including improvements thereon, situated, lying and being in the City of Wilmington, County of New Hanover, State of North Carolina, and being more particularly described in the above referenced Deed of Trust. Address of property: 4032 Brinkman Drive, Wilmington, NC 28405. Tax Parcel ID: RO2615-004-032000 Present Record Owners: Sherry Blackmon a/k/a Sherry Berggren Blackmon and Jeremy Blackmon a/k/a Jeremy Brooks Blackmon. The terms of the sale are that the real property hereinbefore described will be sold for cash to the highest bidder. A deposit of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, is required and must be tendered in the form of certified funds at the time of the sale. The successful bidder shall be required to pay revenue stamps on the Trustee’s Deed, any Land Transfer Tax and costs of recording the Trustee’s Deed. The real property hereinabove described is being offered for sale “AS IS, WHERE IS” and will be sold subject to all superior liens, unpaid taxes, and special assessments. Other conditions will be announced at the sale. The sale will be held open for ten (10) days for upset bids as by law required. If for any reason the Trustee is unable to convey title to this property or the sale is set aside, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Furthermore, if the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the Trustee, in its sole discretion, if it believes the challenge to have merit, may declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. In either event the purchaser will have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee, the Mortgagee’s attorney or the Trustee. Additional Notice Where the Real Property is Residential With Less Than 15 Rental Units: An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a bona fide lease or tenancy may have additional rights pursuant to Title VII of 5.896 - Protecting Tenants at Foreclosure Act which became effective on May 20, 2009. Rogers Townsend & Thomas, PC, Substitute Trustee (803)7444444, 113470-01043 P1088529 4/3, 04/10/2014

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE

Townhouses as recorded in Map Book 7 at Page.147 in the Office of the Register of Deeds of New Hanover County, together with all easements and rights made appurtenant thereto by a Declaration of Covenants. Said property being located at: 528 COBBLESTONE DRIVE, WILMINGTON, NC 28405 PRESENT RECORD OWNER BEING: REBECCA J. LIPKA AND ERIC L. SCOTT Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in N.C.G.S. 45-21.23. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or encumbrances of record and any recorded releases. Should the property be purchased by a. third party, that person. must pay the statutory final assessment fee of forty-five cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by N.C.G.S. 7A¬308 (a) (1), and any applicable county and/or state land transfer tax and/or revenue tax. Any successful bidder shall be required to tender the full balance of the purchase price so bid, in cash or certified check, at the time the Substitute Trustee tenders to him a deed for the property or attempts to tender such. deed, and should said successful bidder fail to pay the full balance of the purchase price so bid, at that time he shall remain liable on his bid as provided for in N.C.G.S. 45-21.30(d) and (c). The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS, WHERE IS.” Neither the Trustee or the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust/security agreement, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either the Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. A cash deposit or cashier’s check (no personal checks) of Five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. That an Order for possession of the property may be .issued pursuant to N.C.G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. This the 18th day of March, 2014. Michael W. Strickland, as Attorney for and President of ANDERSON & STRICKLAND, P.A., Substitute Trustee 210 East Russell Street, Suite 104 Fayetteville, North Carolina 28301 (910) 483-3300 April 3 and 10, 2014

14-SP-100 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made REBECCA J. LIPKA AND ERIC L. SCOTT to PHILIP E. GREER, Trustee(s), dated the 1ST day of MAY, 2008 and recorded in BOOK 5308, PAGE 1925, NEW HANOVER County Registry, North Carolina, Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, ANDERSON & STRICKLAND, P.A., having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of NEW HANOVER County, North Carolina and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the Courthouse Door, in the City of WILMINGTON, -NEW HANOVER County, North Carolina at 11:00 A.M. ON APRIL 15TH 2014, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of NEW HANOVER, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Being all of Lot No. 51, Section 4, Colony Woods Townhouses as the same is shown on map of Section 4 of Colony Woods

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 14-SP-72 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made SEAN MITCHELL AND MELISSA MITCHELL to PHILIP E. GREER, Trustee(s), dated the 29th day of JUNE, 2006 and recorded in BOOK 5044, PAGE 1007, NEW HANOVER County Registry, North Carolina, Default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, ANDERSON & STRICKLAND, P.A., having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of NEW HANOVER County, North Carolina and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the Courthouse Door, in the City of WILMINGTON, NEW HANOVER County, North Carolina at 11:00 A.M. ON APRIL 15th, 2014, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of NEW HANOVER, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows:

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LEGAL NOTICES A. UNIT OWNERSHIP in real property pursuant to Chapter 47A of the North Carolina General Statutes and being known and designated as Unit 1733-F in Tara Court, Phase III, a. condominium development, as the same is shown and described on a map thereof recorded in Condominium Plat Book 10 Pages 62 through 65 in the office of the Register of Deeds of New Hanover County, North Carolina, and in the. Declaration of Condominium recorded in Book 1340 Page 251 and following pages in said Registry, and all amendments and supplements thereto; specifically including, Supplemental Declaration in Book 1514 Page 599 in said Registry; and said unit is also conveyed SUBJECT TO AND TOGETHER WITH all of the rights, easements, covenants and restrictions contained in said Declaration, and all amendments and supplements thereto, and being one of those units described in instrument recorded in Book 1540 Page 318 in said Registry. Said property being located at: 1733 S. 41st Street, UNIT F, WILMINGTON, NC 28403 PRESENT RECORD OWNER BEING: SEAN MITCHELL AND MELISSA MITCHELL Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in N.C.G.S. 45-21.23. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or encumbrances of record and any recorded releases. Should the property be purchased by a. third party, that person. must pay the statutory final assessment fee of fortyfive cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by N.C.G.S. 7A¬308 (a) (1), and any applicable county and/or state land transfer tax and/or revenue tax. Any successful bidder shall be required to tender the full balance of the purchase price so bid, in cash or certified check, at the time the Substitute Trustee tenders to him a deed for the property or attempts to tender such. deed, and should said successful bidder fail to pay the full balance of the purchase price so bid, at that time he shall remain liable on his bid as provided for in N.C.G.S. 45-21.30(d) and (c). The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS, WHERE IS.” Neither the Trustee or the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust/security agreement, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either the Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. A cash deposit or cashier’s check (no personal checks) of Five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. That an Order for possession of the property may be .issued pursuant to N.C.G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. This the 18th day of March, 2014. Michael W. Strickland, as Attorney for and President of ANDERSON & STRICKLAND, P.A., Substitute Trustee 210 East Russell Street, Suite 104 Fayetteville, North Carolina 28301 (910) 483-3300 April 3 and 10, 2014 13 SP 256 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NORTH CAROLINA, NEW HANOVER COUNTY Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Dixon R. Kilbourne and Patricia

F. Kilbourne to William H. Fuss, Trustee(s), which was dated May 14, 2009 and recorded on May 19, 2009 in Book 5407 at Page 986, New Hanover County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said default having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on April 22, 2014 at 10:00AM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in New Hanover County, North Carolina, to wit: Being all of Lot 80, Section 2, Cabriolet at Carriage Hills, as shown on map thereof recorded in Map Book 28, Page 49, New Hanover County Registry, reference to said map being hereby made for a more particular description. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 1401 Yardley Lane, Wilmington, NC 28412. THIRD PARTY PURCHASERS MUST PAY THE EXCISE TAX, AND THE COURT COSTS OF FORTY-FIVE CENTS (45¢) PER ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) PURSUANT TO NCGS 7A-308(a) (1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS WHERE IS.” There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Dixon R. Kilbourne and wife, Patricia F. Kilbourne. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC Attorneys for Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No.: 13-03239-FC01 April 10 and 17, 2014 13 SP 1216 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NORTH CAROLINA, NEW HANOVER COUNTY Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Stephen R. Bowman and Robyn R. Bowman to William R. Echols, Trustee(s), which was dated May 7, 2007 and recorded on May 11,

2007 in Book 5181 at Page 1568, New Hanover County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said default having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on April 22, 2014 at 10:00AM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in New Hanover County, North Carolina, to wit: BEING ALL OF LOT 91, PHASE I-B, KURE BEACH CLUB, AS THE SAME IS SHOWN UPON A MAP ENTITLED “AMENDED MAP OF PHASE I-B, LOTS 45-136, KURE BEACH CLUB,” AS AMENDED OCTOBER, 1988, RECORDED IN MAP BOOK 29 PAGE 40 IN THE OFFICE OF THE REGISTER OF DEEDS OF NEW HANOVER COUNTY. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 840 Settlers Lane, Kure Beach, NC 28449. THIRD PARTY PURCHASERS MUST PAY THE EXCISE TAX, AND THE COURT COSTS OF FORTY-FIVE CENTS (45¢) PER ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) PURSUANT TO NCGS 7A-308(a) (1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS WHERE IS.” There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/ are Stephen R. Bowman and Robyn R. Bowman. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC Attorneys for Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No.: 09-25495-FC02 April 10 and 17, 2014 12 SP 1416 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NORTH CAROLINA, NEW HANOVER COUNTY Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Timothy Marano to Peter F. Makowiecki, Trustee(s), which was dated April 4, 2007 and recorded on April 4, 2007 in Book 5164 at Page 2656, New Hanover County

Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said default having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on April 22, 2014 at 10:00AM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in New Hanover County, North Carolina, to wit: Being a unit ownership in Real property and pursuant to Chapter 47C of the North Carolina General Statutes Entitled “Unit Ownership Act” and being more specifically described as all of Unit 101 of Building 6 of Phase 2 AND all of Unit C5, Garage 5 (also shown as 2817 Bloomfield Lane) of Bellingham Park Condominium, a condominium project situated upon real property located within the county of New Hanover, State of North Carolina, as said real property is described in Condominium Plat Book 16, Pages 266 through 276 of the New Hanover County Registry: together with all appurtenances thereto belonging including, but not limited to, the undivided interest in the common areas and facilities of Bellingham Park Condominium, as the same are established in the Declaration of Condominium recorded in Book 5053, Page 894 and in Book 5053, Page 912, and as amended to incorporate Phase 2 by Amendment recorded in Book 5115, Page 1174 of the aforementioned Registry, and as hereafter further amended. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 2813 Bloomfield Lane, Unit 101 and 2817 Bloomfield Lane, Unit E, Wilmington, NC 28412. THIRD PARTY PURCHASERS MUST PAY THE EXCISE TAX, AND THE COURT COSTS OF FORTY-FIVE CENTS (45¢) PER ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) PURSUANT TO NCGS 7A-308(a) (1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS WHERE IS.” There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/ are All Lawful Heirs of Timothy Marano and Glades at Wilmington, LLC. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC Attorneys for Trustee Services

of Carolina, LLC 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No.: 11-01211-FC03 April 10 and 17, 2014 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE 14 SP 126 Under and by virtue of the power of sale contained in a certain Deed of Trust made by James W. Bridges, II and Lora L. Bridges (PRESENT RECORD OWNER(S): James William Bridges, II) to M. Scott Boyles, Trustee(s), dated the 2nd day of April, 2008, and recorded in Book 5298, Page 1693, in New Hanover County Registry, North Carolina, default having been made in the payment of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust by an instrument duly recorded in the Office of the Register of Deeds of New Hanover County, North Carolina and the holder of the note evidencing said indebtedness having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door in the City of Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, or the customary location designated for foreclosure sales, at 12:00 PM on April 22, 2014 and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following real estate situated in the County of New Hanover, North Carolina, and being more particularly described as follows: Being all of Lot 3009-106 Phase 2, Lauren Place Townhomes, Revised as the same is shown on a map thereof recorded in Map Book 36 at Page 266 in the Office of the Register of Deeds of New Hanover County, North Carolina, to which map reference is hereby made for a more particular description. Including the Unit located thereon; said Unit being located at 3009 Lauren Place Drive, Unit 106, Wilmington, North Carolina. Trustee may, in the Trustee’s sole discretion, delay the sale for up to one hour as provided in NCGS §45-21.23. Should the property be purchased by a third party, that party must pay the excise tax, as well as the court costs of FortyFive Cents ($0.45) per One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) required by NCGS §7A-308(a)(1). The property to be offered pursuant to this notice of sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS, WHERE IS.” Neither the Trustee nor the holder of the note secured by the deed of trust/security agreement, or both, being foreclosed, nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representative of either the Trustee or the holder of the note make any representation or warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at or relating to the property being offered for sale, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such condition expressly are disclaimed. Also, this property is being sold subject to all taxes, special assessments, and prior liens or encumbrances of record and any recorded releases. Said property is also being sold subject to applicable Federal and State laws. A cash deposit or cashier’s check (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or seven hundred fifty dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rental agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. Upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they

believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. THIS IS A COMMUNICATION FROM A DEBT COLLECTOR. THE PURPOSE OF THIS COMMUNICATION IS TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE, except as stated below in the instance of bankruptcy protection. IF YOU ARE UNDER THE PROTECTION OF THE BANKRUPTCY COURT OR HAVE BEEN DISCHARGED AS A RESULT OF A BANKRUPTCY PROCEEDING, THIS NOTICE IS GIVEN TO YOU PURSUANT TO STATUTORY REQUIREMENT AND FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND IS NOT INTENDED AS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT OR AS AN ACT TO COLLECT, ASSESS, OR RECOVER ALL OR ANY PORTION OF THE DEBT FROM YOU PERSONALLY. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE SERVICES, INC. SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE Attorney at Law Hutchens Law Firm Attorneys for Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. P.O. Box 1028 4317 Ramsey Street Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311 https://sales.hsbfirm.com Case No: 1130430 (FC.FAY) April 10 and 17, 2014 13 SP 1270 NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE NORTH CAROLINA, NEW HANOVER COUNTY Under and by virtue of a Power of Sale contained in that certain Deed of Trust executed by Melanie Hayes to The Law Offices of M. Scott Boyles, Trustee(s), which was dated September 28, 2006 and recorded on September 28, 2006 in Book 5085 at Page 2695, New Hanover County Registry, North Carolina. Default having been made of the note thereby secured by the said Deed of Trust and the undersigned, Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC, having been substituted as Trustee in said Deed of Trust, and the holder of the note evidencing said default having directed that the Deed of Trust be foreclosed, the undersigned Substitute Trustee will offer for sale at the courthouse door of the county courthouse where the property is located, or the usual and customary location at the county courthouse for conducting the sale on April 22, 2014 at 10:00AM, and will sell to the highest bidder for cash the following described property situated in New Hanover County, North Carolina, to wit: Being all of Lot 358, Section 1, Apple Valley, as shown on map recorded in Map Book 35, at Page 25 of the New Hanover County Registry, reference to which is hereby made for a more particular description. Save and except any releases, deeds of release or prior conveyances of record. Said property is commonly known as 3006 Harvest Road, Castle Hayne, NC 28429. THIRD PARTY PURCHASERS MUST PAY THE EXCISE TAX, AND THE COURT COSTS OF FORTY-FIVE CENTS (45¢) PER ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS ($100.00) PURSUANT TO NCGS 7A-308(a) (1). A cash deposit (no personal checks) of five percent (5%) of the purchase price, or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater, will be required at the time of the sale. Following the expiration of the statutory upset bid period, all the remaining amounts are immediately due and owing. Said property to be offered pursuant to this Notice of Sale is being offered for sale, transfer and conveyance “AS IS WHERE IS.” There are no representations of warranty relating to the title or any physical, environmental, health or safety conditions existing in, on, at, or relating to the property being offered for sale. This sale is made subject to all prior liens, unpaid taxes, any unpaid land transfer taxes, special assessments, easements, rights of way, deeds of release, and any other encumbrances or exceptions of record. To the best of the knowledge and belief of the undersigned, the current owner(s) of the property is/are Melanie Hayes. An Order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to G.S. 45-21.29 in favor of the purchaser and against the party or parties in possession by the clerk of superior court of the county in which the property is sold. Any person who occupies the property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving the notice of sale, terminate the rent-

al agreement upon 10 days’ written notice to the landlord. The notice shall also state that upon termination of a rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. If the trustee is unable to convey title to this property for any reason, the sole remedy of the purchaser is the return of the deposit. Reasons of such inability to convey include, but are not limited to, the filing of a bankruptcy petition prior to the confirmation of the sale and reinstatement of the loan without the knowledge of the trustee. If the validity of the sale is challenged by any party, the trustee, in their sole discretion, if they believe the challenge to have merit, may request the court to declare the sale to be void and return the deposit. The purchaser will have no further remedy. Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC Substitute Trustee Brock & Scott, PLLC Attorneys for Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC 5431 Oleander Drive Suite 200 Wilmington, NC 28403 PHONE: (910) 392-4988 FAX: (910) 392-8587 File No.: 12-23569-FC01 April 10 and 17, 2014 Co-Executors’ Notice The undersigned, having qualified as Co-Executors of the estate of William P. Robison, deceased, late of New Hanover County, this is to notify all persons having claims against said estate to present them to the undersigned on or before the 1st day of July, 2014, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate will please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 20th day of March, 2014. Marvin Oakley Robison Marguerite Robison Williams Co-Executors 2226 Acacia Drive Wilmington, NC 28403 March 20 and 27, and April 3 and 10, 2014 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Mary Louise Breslin, deceased of New Hanover County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against said Estate to present them to the undersigned on or before the 20th day of June, 2014, or this Notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said Estate please make immediate payment to the undersigned. Claims should be presented or paid in behalf of the undersigned at: 1508 Military Cutoff Road, Ste. 102 Wilmington, NC 28403 This the 20th day of March, 2014. James A. MacDonald, Executor of the Estate of Mary Louise Breslin 1508 Military Cutoff Road, Ste. 102 Wilmington, NC 28403 March 20 and 27, and April 3 and 10, 2014 Executor’s Notice The undersigned, having qualified as Executor of the estate of Albert Lee Whitney, deceased, late of New Hanover County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against said estate to present them to the undersigned on or before the 1st day of July, 2014, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate will please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 20th day of March, 2014. Donald Henry Whitney Executor 117 Purl B. Ingraham Rd. Wilmington, NC 28412 March 20 and 27, and April 3 and 10, 2014 STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF NEW HANOVER IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK FILE # 14 E 000309 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Administrator of the Estate of Marcia Krueger, deceased, of New Hanover County, North Carolina, the undersigned does hereby give notice to all persons, firms or corporations having claims against the said Estate to present them by giving evidence of same to the undersigned on or before the 20th day of June, 2014, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebt-

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JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK FILE NO. 14 E 000331 IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF: DAISY JAMES ALFORD ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE Having qualified as Administrator of the Estate of Daisy James Alford of New Hanover County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons having claims against the estate of said Daisy James Alford to present them to the undersigned on or before June 27, 2014, that being three (3) months from the first date of publication of this Notice or same shall be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate please make immediate payment. This the 27th day of March, 2014. Leroy Alford, Jr. Administrator of the Estate of Daisy James Alford c/o Thomas J. Morgan Attorney at Law P.O. Box 1388 Wilmington, N. C. 28402 March 27,2014, April 3, 10, 17, 2014 STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF NEW HANOVER NOTICE TO CREDITORS The undersigned, Carl Gregg Webb, having qualified as the Executor of the Estate of Carolyn E. Webb, Deceased, hereby notifies all persons, firms or corporations having claims against the Decedent to exhibit same to the said Carl Gregg Webb, at the address set out below, on or before June 5, 2014, or this notice may be pleaded in

bar of any payment or recovery of same. All persons indebted to said Decedent will please make immediate payment to the undersigned at the address set out below. This the 3rd day of April, 2014 Carl Gregg Webb EXECUTRIX OF THE ESTATE OF Carolyn E. Webb c/o ROBERT H. HOCHULI, JR. 219 RACINE DR., SUITE A6 WILMINGTON, NC 28403 April 3, 10, 17, 24, 2014 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executrix of the Estate of Robert Douglas Richardson, late of New Hanover County, North Carolina, the undersigned does hereby notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the estate of said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned c/o Jill L. Raspet, 300 N. Third Street, Suite 301, Wilmington, North Carolina 28401, on or before the 7th day of July, 2014, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to the said estate will please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 3rd day of April, 2014. Elizabeth Ann Richardson, Executrix of the Estate of Robert Douglas Richardson Jill L. Raspet Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP 300 N. Third Street, Suite 301 Wilmington, NC 28401 April 3, 10, 17, 24, 2014 STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF NEW HANOVER IN THE GENERAL COURT OF

JUSTICE BEFORE THE CLERK OF SUPERIOR COURT EXECUTOR’S NOTICE The undersigned having qualified as Executor of the Estate of John Roberts of New Hanover County, North Carolina, does hereby notify all persons having claims against said estate to present them to the undersigned at the address shown below on or before the 11th day of July 2014, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate will please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This is the 10th day of April 2014. Keith Roberts 5500 Bavarian Lane Wilmington, NC 28405 April 10, 17, 24, 2014 & May 1, 2014 NOTICE TO CREDITORS STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF NEW HANOVER IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE BEFORE THE CLERK OF SUPERIOR COURT The undersigned, having qualified as Executor of the Estate of BRIAN MACLAMROC, Deceased, of New Hanover County, North Carolina, does hereby notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against said Estate to present them to the undersigned at the address shown below on or before July 11, 2014, or this Notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said Estate will please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This the 10th day of April, 2014. ALAN G.W. MACLAMROC, Execu-

tor c/o Richard A. Horgan, Esq. Attorney at Law 1213 Culbreth Drive Wilmington, NC 28405-3639 4/10, 17, 24/2014 & 5/1/2014 STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF NEW HANOVER IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE BEFORE THE CLERK OF SUPERIOR COURT EXECUTOR’S NOTICE The undersigned having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Betty Jo Hedrick Knox of New Hanover County, North Carolina, does hereby notify all persons having claims against said estate to present them to the undersigned at the address shown below on or before the 11th day of July 2014, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate will please make immediate payment to the undersigned. This is the 10th day of April 2014. Edward M. Knox III, Executor 704 Robert S Garnett Drive Wilmington, NC 28412 4/10, 17, 24/2014, 5/1/2014 STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF NEW HANOVER IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE BEFORE THE CLERK OF SUPERIOR COURT EXECUTOR’S NOTICE The undersigned having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Lois Hollifield Young of New Hanover County, North Carolina, does hereby notify all persons having

claims against said estate to present them to the undersigned at the address shown below on or before the 11th day of July 2014, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons indebted to said estate will please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

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Wrightsville Beach Scenic Tours is proud to announce a unique Easter day boat trip and island egg hunt. Come explore Masonboro Island, one of the largest marine sanctuary islands in the southeastern North Carolina, while embracing the Easter spirit. Advance reservations recommended, seats are limited.

• Saturday April 19: 10 am and 12 pm • Sunday April 20: 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm, 4 pm • Cruises depart from the Blockade Runner Resort Dock at 275 Waynick Blvd. • $20 adult, $10 child • Reservations: 910-200-4002 or Captainjoe@capefearnaturalist.com www.wrightsvillebeachscenictours.com

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BY COLE DITTMER PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOSHUA CURRY AND ALLISON POTTER You could pass the exit a hundred times without thinking twice. For the many travelers leaving Wilmington to points west via US I-40, a sign for Highway 210 just 20 minutes outside of town bears no significance. Unless you were heading for horse country or had a hankering for home cooking including eastern North Carolina BBQ, you may never discover Lanes Ferry Dock and Grill, where Kenny “Big Mac” McManus and wife Marie serve slow cooked, hand pulled BBQ every Friday and Saturday for lunch.

Situated on the western bank of the Northeast Cape Fear River in Rocky Point, the Lanes Ferry Store was built in 1932. Right: From BBQ and burgers to night crawlers and crickets, Lanes Ferry Dock and Grill covers the gamut. Top right: Family employees include Caitlyn Bowden, Big Mac’s second cousin.

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