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NCDOT forwards concepts for Wrightsville Beach drawbridge replacement By Terry Lane Staff Writer
The drawbridge connecting Wrightsville Beach to Wilmington could be a part of the past in design concepts that are part of a North Carolina Department of Transportation review of replacement options for the Heide Trask Bridge. Aging and pushed to its weight limits, the NCDOT report laid out five concepts for replacement of the bridge in the report, considering either replacing the drawbridge with a new one, or constructing an elevated bridge that would end traffic disruption, but also require potential relocation of nearby businesses and residents. Residents will have an opportunity to review the concepts at a public meeting in Wrightsville Beach on May 21 from 4:30-7:00 p.m. at the Wrightsville Beach Recreation Center located at 4 Russ Drive. The report cites the continued need for maintenance of the structure, as well as improvements that would make the
bridge safer for motorists and pedestrians. It offered solutions that would extend multi-use paths from Wilmington across the bridge, install bike paths on both sides of the road and utilize roundabouts for access to the bridge on Wrightsville Beach. The concepts lay out replacement paths that either run directly north or south of the current bridge, since the Heide Trask Bridge would have to remain open while the new bridge is constructed. Depending upon the path, properties like Bridge Tender Marina, Waterway Lodge and the Grand View Apartments could be impacted, as well as residents in the area of Airlie Road and Summer Rest Road. Given the potential property reimbursement costs, the price tag for the projects could range from $69 million to $122 million. And while the report laid out the need for a replacement plan for the bridge, it noted that the project is not part of any longterm traffic plans for the region and would need to be added. n See CONCEPTS Page 2
Grueling Worrell 1000 Regatta returns to WB For the first time in nearly two decades, a group of light, beach catamarans participating in a grueling race made Wrightsville Beach one of their stops this week. After a 16 year hiatus, the Worrell 1000 returned this week when the three catamarans stopped at the Blockade Runner for the night. The 1,000-mile race stretches from Hollywood, Fla. to Virginia Beach, Va. and is known for the grueling conditions it foists upon its participants. The three teams were from Texas, Florida and Australia, each with traveling support crews ready to meet them at the next stop. While the Australian team
is on a Hobie Nacron Carbon 20, the other two teams sailed Formula 18 catamarans. The last Worrell 1000 was contested in 2003, but the race fell apart after some administrative difficulties caused the race to be discontinued. However, nostalgia for the race continued through the years, said John Williams, principal race officer, and founder Michael Worrell worked to restart the race up until his death in 2010. One of the sailors, Beau White of Australia, said his sailing partner Rod Waterhouse always talked about the adventure of the race, which pits sailors on the n See WORRELL Page 2
North Carolina Coastal Federation to Host Public Forum About PFAS and Other Emerging Contaminants
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The event will take place May 31, 2019 at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. The discovery of GenX and other emerging contaminants in drinking water supplies and the Cape Fear River has caused intense and widespread public concern for residents of Southeastern North Carolina and other affected areas of the state. Belonging to a group of man-made industrial chemicals known as PFAS (perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances), GenX is one example of these unregulated compounds found in our drinking water, environment and air. On May 31, 2019, the North Carolina Coastal Federation, the PFAS Testing Network and UNC Wilmington will host a free, public forum in Wilmington to educate residents about ongoing research to better understand these chemical compounds and their effects on the environment, drinking water and human health. Funded through the NC Policy Collaboratory at UNC Chapel Hill, the PFAST Network is comprised of multi-disciplined research teams from North Carolina State University, UNC Chapel Hill, UNC Wilmington, UNC Charlotte, East Carolina University, North Carolina A&T and Duke University. The event will take place in UNC Wilmington’s Lumina Theater at the Fisher Student Center from
1 to 4:30 p.m. The forum will be followed by a free and public reception in the Clock Tower Lounge to allow residents to engage directly with the experts on this serious issue. “This forum will give residents and our regional leaders an opportunity to hear directly from top university researchers working to understand the scope and effects of the exposure to these contaminants within this region,” said Tracy Skrabal, Southeastern regional manager and coastal scientists for the federation. “The issues surrounding emerging contaminants are incredibly complex and evolved over many decades, and this targeted research is critically needed to inform and guide our state and regional policy and enforcement actions. Ultimately, our shared goal must be to restore safe drinking water and a natural environment to our residents and visitors and to ensure that there is no future ‘GenX Crisis.’” While the event and reception are free and open to the public, seating is limited and pre-registration is required. To register, visit nccoast.org/pfastforum. Contact Tracy Skrabal at email@example.com or 910-509-2838 with any questions.
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Annual Pier-to-Pier swim scheduled for Saturday at 9 a.m.
The 6th annual Stoked to Go Out Annual Pier-to-Pier swim is scheduled for Saturday, May 18 on Wrightsville Beach. The swim is an annual memorial to former Seahawk graduate and Wrightsville Beach lifeguard Grey Liston, who lost his life in a mountaineering accident in 2013. The race helps raise proceeds for the Grey Liston Endowment Scholarship Fund, which is awarded to University of North Carolina Wilmington swimming and diving student-athletes. Race direction will be determined on race day and announced at check-in at Wrightsville Beach Park. The race is scheduled to start at 9 a.m.
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small vessel against a variety of conditions. “He talked about broken boats and landing in swamps and all sorts of other things happening,” White said. “It sounded like a real adventure.” Stopping along the course at a dozen beach towns for mandatory checkpoints, the team with the lowest overall elapsed time wins when they come ashore in Virginia Beach. Two weeks of exposure to the elements demands sailors protect
themselves from the relentless sun, summer thunderstorms, pounding surf and the constant possibility of injury. Stopping along the course at a dozen beach towns for mandatory checkpoints, the team with the lowest overall elapsed time wins when they come ashore in Virginia Beach. Two weeks of exposure to the elements demands sailors protect themselves from the relentless sun, summer thunderstorms, pounding surf and the constant possibility
of injury. While years past featured more than 20 participants, Williams said that organizers believe that competing with three teams this year will help reignite interest in the race and boost participation in future years. Organizers of the race also worked with the North Carolina Coastal Federation to clean 38 pounds of trash from the beach before the racers arrived in Wrightsville Beach.
Construction Costs $66,500,000 Relocations: 0
Utility Relocation Costs Right-of-Way Costs $1,500,000 $1,600,000
Total Costs $69,600,000
Concept 1 includes replacing the existing drawbridge with a new drawbridge to be located north of the existing structure, with a three-legged roundabout replacing the current US 74 (Salisbury Street) / US 76 (Causeway Drive) intersection configuration east of the bridge. The intersection at Airlie Road would become a right-in-right-out (RIRO) only movement. The bridge typical section features a bike lane on each side and a multi-use path on one side (north) to connect the Cross-City Trail in Wilmington to the existing multi-use path network on Wrightsville Beach.
Battleship NORTH CAROLINA to Hold Memorial Day Ceremony On Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2019, at 5 p.m., visitors will gather on the decks of the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA to pay their respects. The Memorial Day Observance has been held at the Battleship since 1962. It is an honor to have Vice Admiral Scott A. Buschman, U.S. Coast Guard Atlantic Area Commander, as the featured speaker this year. In an emotional ceremony remembering those who made the ultimate sacrifice serving our nation, the invocation, benediction and memorial wreath will be presented by The American Legion, Department of North Carolina, to honor the veterans service organization’s 100th anniversary. Captain Terry A. Bragg, Executive Director of the Battleship NORTH CAROLINA, and members of the USS NORTH CAROLINA Battleship Commission invite the public to this free event with musical arrangements provided by The Duke Ladd Band, remarks by N.C. Military & Veterans Affairs Secretary Larry D. Hall and a 21-gun salute by the U.S. Marines of H&S Battalion, MCB Camp Lejeune. The Ship will open to the public at 4 p.m. for the ceremony. The Battleship’s hours of operation will change for the summer season on Friday, May 24, 2019, to open at 8 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. These extended summer hours will continue until the Tuesday following Labor Day, Sept. 3, 2019, when hours will return to open at 8 a.m. and close at 5 p.m.
Construction Costs Utility Relocation Costs Right-of-Way Costs $71,700,000 $2,900,000 $31,400,000 Relocations: Residential 45; Business 2
Concept 2 includes replacing the existing drawbridge with a new drawbridge to be located south of the existing structure, with a three-legged roundabout replacing the current US 74 (Salisbury Street) / US 76 (Causeway Drive) intersection configuration east of the bridge. The intersection at Airlie Road would become a RIRO only movement. The southern drawbridge features a larger bridge typical section than the northern drawbridge, providing a bike lane on each side and a multi-use path on each side. The multi-use path on the north side serves to connect the Cross-City Trail to the multi-use path network on Wrightsville Beach, and the multi-use path on the south side replaces the existing (to be removed) sidewalk on Causeway Drive, tying to existing sidewalk across the waterway.
Concept 3 NCDOT TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETING FOR PROPOSED REPLACEMENT OF HEIDE TRASK BRIDGE NEW HANOVER COUNTY
Total Costs $106,000,000
Construction Costs Utility Relocation Costs Right-of-Way Costs $67,100,000 $2,000,000 $43,000,000 Relocations: Residential 117; Business 1
Total Costs $112,100,000
Concept 3 includes replacing the existing drawbridge with a high-rise bridge to be located north of the existing structure, with a four-legged roundabout replacing the current US 74 (Salisbury Street) / US 76 (Causeway Drive) intersection configuration east of the bridge. Residents along Summer Rest Road and businesses along Airlie Road would lose direct access to US 74 (Wrightsville Avenue). The bridge typical section features a bike lane on each side and a multiuse path on one side (north) to connect the Cross-City Trail in Wilmington to the existing multi-use path network on Wrightsville Beach.
STIP PROJECT NO. FS-1703A The N.C. Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting regarding a feasibility study evaluating the proposed replacement of Drawbridge No. 12, the C. Heide Trask Memorial Bridge, which connects the City of Wilmington and the Town of Wrightsville Beach via U.S. 74 (Wrightsville Avenue) / U.S. 76 (Causeway Drive). This study also evaluates potential intersection improvements at the intersection of U.S. 74 (Salisbury Street) and U.S. 76 (Causeway Drive). The public meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 21 at the Wrightsville Beach Recreation Center located at 4 Russ Drive, Wrightsville Beach. There will be an open house from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. during which the public may drop in at any time. A presentation will be given directly following the open house at 6:30 p.m. NCDOT representatives will be available to answer questions and listen to comments regarding the project. The opportunity to submit comments will also be provided at the meeting or via phone, email, or mail by June 7. Comments received will be taken into consideration as the project develops. Project information and materials can be viewed as they become available online at www.ncdot.gov/news/public-meetings.
Construction Costs Utility Relocation Costs Right-of-Way Costs $76,600,000 $3,200,000 $42,700,000 Relocations: Residential 45; Business 7
Total Costs $122,500,000
Concept 4 includes replacing the existing drawbridge with a high-rise bridge to be located south of the existing structure, with a four-legged roundabout replacing the current US 74 (Salisbury Street) / US 76 (Causeway Drive) intersection configuration east of the bridge. Residents along Summer Rest Road and businesses along Airlie Road would lose direct access to US 74 (Wrightsville Avenue). The southern drawbridge features a larger bridge typical section than the northern drawbridge, providing a bike lane on each side and a multi-use path on each side. The multi-use path on the north side serves to connect the Cross-City Trail to the multi-use path network on Wrightsville Beach, and the multi-use path on the south side replaces the existing (to be removed) sidewalk on Causeway Drive, tying to existing sidewalk across the waterway.
For additional information, contact Lynnise Hawes, NCDOT Feasibility Studies Unit, at 1534 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699; (919) 707-4662; or firstname.lastname@example.org. NCDOT will provide auxiliary aids and services under the Americans with Disabilities Act for disabled persons who wish to participate in this meeting. Anyone requiring special services should contact Samantha Borges, Environmental Analysis Unit, at (919) 707-6115 or email@example.com or as early as possible so that arrangements can be made.
Concept 5 Persons who do not speak English, or have a limited ability to read, speak or understand English, may receive interpretive services upon request prior to the meeting by calling 1-800-481-6494.
Aquellas personas que no hablan inglés, o tienen limitaciones para leer, hablar o entender inglés, podrían recibir servicios de interpretación si los solicitan antes de la reunión llamando al 1-800-481-6494.
Construction Costs Utility Relocation Costs Right-of-Way Costs $65,700,000 $1,400,000 $22,000,000 $ Relocations: Residential 12; Business 0
Total Costs 89,200,000
Concept 5 includes replacing the existing drawbridge with a new drawbridge to be located north of the existing structure, with the current US 74 (Salisbury Street) / US 76 (Causeway Drive) intersection configuration being maintained east of the bridge. The intersection at Airlie Road would become a RIRO only movement. The bridge typical section features a bike lane on each side and a multi-use path on one side (north) to connect the Cross-City Trail in Wilmington to the existing multi-use path network on Wrightsville Beach.
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MONDAY, MAY 6 • Justin Ryan Lipscomb, 37, was charged with assault on a female, possession of schedule III narcotic and possession of drug paraphernalia.
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PHONE: (910) 772-6610 General Court Jeremy of Justice Harts, age 38 of Wilmington, pled guilty yesterday in New Hanover County Superior FAX: (910) 772-6611 WEDNESDAY, 8 one count Court to one count of possession of methamphetamine, one count of possession ofMAY heroin, Fifth Prosecutorial District
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firearm with an altered serial number, and one count of possessing a firearm as a • Neil Narote charged with convicted felon. Judge R. Kent Harrell of Pender County sentenced Harts toWiggins, a total 29, of was a minimum of failure to maintain lane and DWI. 5513, months Adult22, Corrections. May 2019 and a maximum of 93 months in the North Carolina Department • Arley Payne of Huffman, was charged with DWI, possession of marijuana and possession of drug
paraphernalia. On September 24, 2018 the defendant was found in possession of 0.31 grams of methamphetamine when detectives came to his house on Arlene Drive in Wilmington THURSDAY, MAY to 9 serve him Attorney Ben David with an outstanding order for arrest for a misdemeanor probation violation. Later, on November 16, 2018, the defendant was found in possession of a Hi-Point .380 ACP firearm with an31,altered serialwith careless and reckless driving, speeding and window tint • Blake Aaron Tiemeir, was charged Nugent Enters Plea of Guilty to Second Degree Murder of Wilmington Resident number as well as a bindle of heroin in a shed behind his house. Theviolation. defendant has been convicted of multiple felony firearm offenses in the past. aun Dewayne Nugent, age 23 of Wilmington, enteredtheft a pleaand of guilty today in New Hanover
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nal Superior Court to the Second Degree Murder of Lavar Demond Riley, II. Nugent also ing in possession of a firearm after being convicted a felony. “Drugs, of felons, and firearms don’t mix, and we have
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seen the terrible consequences when those • Randy Mac Clark Jr, 22, wasDistrict charged with intoxicated and disruptive behavior. three factors do merge in the various acts of violence within our community.” Assistant Rashaun Enters Plea of Guilty to Second early morning hours of AprilNugent 29,Attorney 2016, Nugent’s brother, Christopher Wigfall, approached Brad Matthews said. “Prosecuting violent criminals and career offenders are the top priorities • DavidDistrict Nicholas Attorney Morketter, 22, wasDavid charged with intoxicated and disruptive behavior. victim’s parents’ home and business on Orange Street. Wigfall left the area and returned with of this office, and this defendant certainly meets both of these criteria,” Ben Degree Murder of Wilmington Resident t time later. Wigfall had a verbal disagreement with Riley, and Nugent shot the victim. Riley said. • Alan Charles Rothweiler, 27, was charged with intoxicated and disruptive behavior and injury to ed to the injury. As the offenders fled the area, Nugent’s glasses fell to the ground and were
Nugent,Lab ageconfirmed 23 of Wilmington, pending. Nugent sentenced to a minimum nalysis at theRashaun North Dewayne Carolina Crime that DNAstill from the glasses waswas consistent personal property. Narcotics detectives with the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office investigated these cases. enteredofaNugent. plea of guilty today in New Hanover of 23 years and a maximum of 28.6 years in prison. n DNA profile TheCourt Statetowas by Assistant District Attorney Brad Matthews, and the defendant was County Criminal Superior the represented Second fendant Christopher Wigfall’s charges are still pending. Nugent was sentenced to a minimum represented by Assistant Public Defender Emily Zvejnieks. Degree Murder of Lavar Demond Riley, II. Nugent Wilmington d a maximum of 28.6 years in prison. • David Lee Timpy, 66, was charged with hit and run. also admitted to being in possession of a firearm Man after being Convicted • Herbert Dunning Hale Jr, 60, was charged with DWI. convicted of of Drug and a felony, a Firearm press release Offenses from District • Bryan G. Villela, 27, was charged with injury to personal property. Jeremy Harts, age Attorney Ben 38 of Wilmington, David said. pled guilty yesIn the early was found in possession of a Hi-Point .380 ACP but he had to leave. He told the victim he would terday in New morning firearm with an altered serial number as well as a return to the scene. However, he only provided a Hanover County hours of April bindle of heroin in a shed behind his house. nickname and a phone number, which the victim Jeremy Harts Superior Court to 29, 2016, The defendant has been convicted of multiple said she attempted to call multiple times. He did not one count of possesNugent’s felony theft and firearm offenses in the past. provide any of the legal information required to be Rashaun Dawayne Nugent sion of methamphetamine, one count of possession brother, exchanged following a of heroin, one count of possessing a firearm with Christopher crash, nor did he ever an altered serial number, and one count of possess- Police searching for hit and run Wigfall, approached Riley near the victim’s parreturn to the scene. ing a firearm as a convicted felon. Judge R. Kent suspect who told victim he’d return ents’ home and business on Orange Street. Wigfall The victim suffered Harrell of Pender County sentenced Harts to a total to the scene but he “had to leave” left the area and returned with Nugent a short time Wilmington Police obtained warrants for the minor injuries and of a minimum of 55 months and a maximum of 93 later. Wigfall had a verbal disagreement with Riley, sustained about $500 months in the North Carolina Department of Adult arrest of 29 year old Deaundre Antez Newkirk, of and Nugent shot the victim. Wilmington, for hit and run leaving the scene with damage to the car. Corrections. Riley later succumbed to the injury. As the offendAnyone with On September 24, 2018 the defendant was found property damage and failure to reduce speed. ers fled the area, Nugent’s glasses fell to the ground Officers responded to the 2600 block of Carolina information on his in possession of 0.31 grams of methamphetamine and were left behind. Analysis at the North Carolina whereabouts should when detectives came to his house on Arlene Drive Beach Road on May 1 around 4:30 p.m. where the Crime Lab confirmed that DNA from the glasses c o n t a c t W P D a t Deaundre Antez Newkirk in Wilmington to serve him with an outstanding 18 year old victim said she was stopped at a red light was consistent with the known DNA profile of 910.343.3609 or use Text order for arrest for a misdemeanor probation viola- when a large, white box truck rear ended her. Both Nugent. A Tip. tion. Later, on November 16, 2018, the defendant drivers exited the vehicle, where the victim told Co-defendant Christopher Wigfall’s charges are officers Newkirk said he would pay for the damages
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County Manager’s Message By Chris Coudriet New Hanover County Manager Recently, we held our fifth-annual “Reach for the Stars” Banquet, where the county recognized 232 people who received a Stellar Award over the past year and honored 14 employees for earning the highest county award, the Five Star Award. Reach for the Stars is the county’s employee recognition program, and was established in 2014 with a focus on the county’s shared values of professionalism, integrity, innovation, stewardship, and accountability. Citizens and colleagues can nominate county employees for their outstanding service through a Stellar Award or Community Service Award. And the top award – the Five Star Award – is given to employees who receive nominations across at least four of the county’s five shared values. Recognition is important. It shows that you value your employees and that their work matters. And that couldn’t be more true for the county. I am constantly impressed by each of our employees and the work they do to serve our community and to serve one another. They are good at their jobs; but even more than that, they care about what they do and are committed to making a difference. I want to specially recognize the 14 county employees who received this year’s Five Star Award, because their outstanding work is making a real difference in the lives of our residents: • Teresa Bishop, Supervising Librarian, Public Library • Jason Browning, Fire Captain, Fire Rescue • Josh Chambless, Firefighter/Apparatus Operator, Fire Rescue • ShaKyia Freeman, Human Resources Specialist, Human Resources Department • Lisa Gans, Public Health Nurse, Public Health Department • Marie Hemmen, Environmental Health Supervisor, Public Health Department • Cindy Hewett, Deputy Chief Information
Officer, IT Department Marilyn Howe, Public Health Nurse, Public Health Department • Robin Johnson, Child Protective Services Social Worker, Department of Social Services • Linell Josey, Trades Technician, Property Management Department • Tara Robles, Payroll Coordinator, Finance Department • Holly Royals, Child Protective Services Manager, Department of Social Services • Christy Thompson, Children Protective Services Supervisor, Department of Social Services • Marie Walker, Human Services Caseworker, Department of Social Services These employees are serving our community in real and powerful ways, and I am proud to serve alongside them and to be part of an organization that values recognition. Since the county’s recognition program began in 2014, there have been 27 Five Star Awards presented, 920 Stellar Awards given and 44,961 “high fives” shared (which is a quick way for employees to send a note of thanks with a virtual high five to their colleagues). I want to encourage everyone in our community to take notice of the good things around you and the county employees who are helping to make them possible. They are doing incredible work, and you can thank these dedicated public servants by nominating them for a Stellar Award through the county’s website. This recognition program is an important way for the county to say “thank you” to our employees. They work hard for our citizens and I, for one, am grateful for the compassion and dedication they show every day. •
Wilmington Fire Department to hold grand opening ceremony for new fire station No. 5 on Saturday On Saturday, May 18th, 2019, at 10:00 a.m., the Wilmington Fire Department will host the grand opening ceremony for its new Fire Station #5, at 680 Shipyard Boulevard. The new fire station will replace two existing stations: current Station #5 on Wellington Ave. and Station #6 on Carolina Beach Road and is the next important component of the department’s re-deployment plan. The 10,700-square-foot-station, includes a three-unit apparatus bay, a gear room, three offices, a classroom, a day room, six bedrooms, two restrooms, a workout facility, plus a cooking
and eating area for the firefighters on duty 24-hours a day. Fire Station #5 will house an engine and ladder company in addition to the department’s Hazardous Materials team. This team is unique because is also covers a seven county region as part of the State’s Regional Hazardous Materials Response program. “With the opening of Shipyard Fire Station #5, we will have completed the last step in a department realignment that takes Wilmington from eleven fire stations to nine. We are proud to say that these efforts have saved many thousands of dollars in tax payer money
while also maintaining the timely response standards our citizens are accustom to receiving,” states Fire Chief Buddy Martinette. “With the completion of Station #5 our oldest facility is now only 20 years old. The men and women of the Wilmington Fire Department appreciate Council’s efforts in modernizing our facilities and also the citizens of Wilmington for their continued support.” The bid was awarded to KMD Construction for $3.2 million in July 2017. Hurricane Florence delayed the opening because of water damage to the facility.
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The New Hanover County Board of Education announces its meeting schedule for the 2019-2020 school year. Policy 1310 stipulates that the Board will meet regularly on the first Tuesday of the month. The meetings are held at 5:30 p.m. in the New Hanover County Board of Education Center, located at 1805 S. 13th Street, Wilmington, NC. The following is the Regular Meeting schedule for July 2019 through June 2020: • • • • •
*Tuesday, July 9, 2019 Tuesday, August 6, 2019 Tuesday, September 3, 2019 Tuesday, October 1, 2019 Tuesday, November 5, 2019
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THEME: THE 1920s ACROSS
1. Estimator’s phrase 5. Pharaohs’ cobras 9. Cheek ____ test 13. Pays the bill 15. Ho-hum 16. Gallup’s inquiry 17. Plural of folium 18. Spiky seed pod 19. *Lucy’s solo in “The Threepenny Opera,” e.g. 20. *It crashed hard 23. *Insulin’s birthplace, e.g. 24. ____ the season! 25. Rolling country, pl. 27. Mark on Pinterest 28. Change a sketch 30. Tag predecessor 33. Garbed 35. Large amount often followed by “of” 38. Grammy of sports 39. Comforter stuffing feathers 41. *Aimee Semple McPherson action 42. Type of wheat 44. Collier’s work place 45. Dublin land 46. City in Syria 48. *Douglas Fairbanks did it 50. Smokeless tobacco brand 51. Fuss to Shakespeare 52. Last letter
53. *New York’s Harlem ____ 60. Et alibi 62. *1920s art style 63. Distinguishing feature 64. Do like phoenix 65. Chutzpah 66. Anatomical dividers 67. December stone 68. Purse for a formal affair 69. *____ Candies DOWN 1. Deals a death blow 2. Place of origin 3. *Like Lindbergh’s transatlantic journey 4. Ear-related 5. Whose music is featured in “Mamma Mia!”? 6. Talk like a drunk 7. Amusement destination 8. Keen-witted 9. Epsom or Évian-les-Bains 10. It began in 1914 11. *Al Brown to Al Capone 12. Spill the beans 14. Hinduism’s divine feminine power 21. Kind of pie 22. High rocky hills 26. Turkey’s hanging neck skin 27. Baklava dough 28. *Major 1920s
electronic device 29. “I Dream of Jeannie” actress 30. “For ____ a Jolly Good Fellow” 31. #5 Across, sing. 32. *Prohibition era establishment 34. Not stiff 36. Feather glue? 37. Visual system organ 40. Interprets, as in tarot cards 43. Product of lacrimation 47. Promise allegiance
49. Receipt listings 50. ____ ____ one’s ways 51. Garlic mayo 52. Goose egg 54. Like a drink in a snifter 55. *Rights and liberties org. 56. Greek god of war 57. Where a bib is tied 58. Repeat a passage from 59. JFK or ORD postings 61. Barker of Tarzan the Ape Man fame
May 16 - May 22, 2019
Lumina News — Your Coastal Community Newspaper since May 2002
Wrightsville Beach Farmers’ Market opens for 2019 season
2019 Wrightsville Beach Farmers’ Market Vendors & Products Producers & Seafood: • • • • • • •
Altar Cross Farms Castle Hayne Farms Eden's Produce Davis Seafood Farmage Hanchey's Produce Perryman Farm & Seafood
Baked Goods, Sweets & Other Fine Eats: • • • • • • •
The Wrightsville Beach Farmers’ Market returned on Monday, May 13. The weekly market is located on Seawater Lane next to Wrightsville Beach Town Hall. It’s open each Monday, from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. The market provides an opportunity for residents and visitors of Wrightsville Beach to purchase fresh, locally grown produce. In addition to produce vendors and various other consumables vendors, the market includes a variety of unique craft vendors. The community setting and social atmosphere promote quality of life while offering a venue for local growers and crafters to offer their products. Wrightsville Beach will host the Farmers’ Market through Sept. 30, 2019. Pictured, clockwise from top left: Bill Bostic of the Flower Hut; David Borkowski of Changin’ Ways farm; Jennifer Demary of Kritter Couture & More; Samantha Smith of Terra Vita Farm; Adelia Spivey of Soul Anchor; Artist Joanna Frye; Michelle and Tabitha Turner of Shell Art.
Breadsmith - Breads, cookies, & sweets Changin' Ways - pork products and eggs J-Bees & Eggs - Honey & eggs Panacea Brewing Company Non-alcoholic probiotic beverages Sea Love Sea Salt - sea salt (9 flavors), sea salt lip balm, sea salt goats milk soap RAW Salsa Red-Tailed Farm - Eggs, pork, lamb, duck, & rabbit
Crafts and Other Vendors: • • • •
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2 Chicks with Scents - Bath and body products, candles Aribacat Designs - Jewelry Coastal Focus Art - Prints, panels, t-shirts, pendants Coastal Tides Soap & Candles - Natural soaps, shave soaps, beard shampoos and oils, candles, pet shampoo Coastal Terra - Terrariums, driftwood plants, succulents Farm Frames - Hand crafted frames Flower Hut - Flowers and baskets Great Harvest Bread Co. Breads & baked goods Grumpy Grandpa's - Coffee and tea beverages Jordan Nason Photography Prints, Canvas and Metal Prints Kritter Couture & More - pet collars, leashes, bows, ties, harnesses Loulie - Art originals Shell Art - H and painted wine glasses, magnets, & canvases Soul Anchor - Coasters, magnets, prints, handbags, photo necklaces and earrings Soul & Sea Studio - Shell pendants and bottles, prints and note cards Wilmington360 - Photo art prints, coasters & canvases
THU Lee Ross
SAT Band of Tomorrow
SUN Mike Gossin | Bloody Mary bar
MON DJ Zandanna | $2 domestics, $3 wells
TUE Slick Mahoneys | $2 domestic beers, $3 well drinks
WED The Smoky Dunes | Bluegrass Jam Session @ 7
FREE LIVE MUSIC EVERY NIGHT
5 A NORTH LUMINA AVE | WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH | 910-599-1931
May 16 - May 22, 2019
Lumina News — Your Coastal Community Newspaper since May 2002
26th ANNUAL SEASIDE SOCCER CLASSIC TO BRING 3,800 YOUTH SOCCER PLAYERS TO REGION On May 18-19, travel industry partners in Wilmington, North Carolina and the island beaches of Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, and Wrightsville Beach will welcome the 26th Annual Seaside Soccer Classic, a youth soccer tournament sanctioned by the N.C. Youth Soccer Association. Hosted by the Wilmington Hammerheads Youth FC, the Seaside Soccer Classic provides a fun, safe, and competitive opportunity for teams of all levels. The goal of the event is to provide players, from ages 9 to 19 years old, a competitive end-of-season tournament in a community that offers the families a beautiful weekend surrounded by sun, sand, and the Wilmington Riverwalk. According to Wilmington Hammerheads Youth FC Assistant Recreation Manager Courtney McKeon, this year’s tournament will host over 250 teams from North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. Each team consists of an average of 15 players. All but 50 local teams will travel from out of town. Each of the 3,800 players is expected to be accompanied by multiple family members.
Additionally, 300 coaches and 150 referees are expected to accompany the teams. During the twoday tournament, the majority of the participants and their families will stay at a variety of hotels and shop, dine and play in local establishments. “Based on participant numbers provided by event organizers, the 26th Annual Seaside Soccer Classic will generate approximately $1.1 million in direct visitor spending in New Hanover County,” states Kim Hufham, President/CEO of the New Hanover County Tourism Development Authority. “Using a conservative 2.5 multiplier, the total economic impact of this tournament will be approximately $2.8 million.” Sponsors include Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches, Traveling Teams, Wilmington KOA, and N.C. Youth Soccer Association. This year’s Seaside Soccer Classic will take place at several soccer fields in New Hanover County, including: Cape Fear Regional Soccer Park, Hugh MacRae Athletic Park/Roland Grise, Veterans Park, Eaton Fields/Ogden Park, and Northern Regional Park.
“Despite a difficult fall season for our area, due to Florence, we are looking forward to bringing thousands of families back to Wilmington,” states Wilmington Hammerheads Youth FC Executive Director Carson Porter. “The economic impact leading into peak tourist season always provides such a positive experience and encourages soccer families to visit our beaches and downtown throughout the summer, post-soccer season. This event would not be possible for the club without the support from our local hotels and restaurants, New Hanover County Parks & Recreation, and the City of Wilmington.” “Hosting a regional youth soccer championship provides Wilmington and our island beaches with a great opportunity to showcase the destination to families who are traveling from our top visitor feeder markets,” said Hufham. “We hope the players and their families enjoy their visit and return for future tournaments and vacations.”
For more details about the 26th Annual Seaside Soccer Classic, visit wilmingtonhammerheadsyouth. com, or email email@example.com. To download a free Official Visitors Guide to Wilmington, NC’s river district and the beaches of Carolina Beach, Kure Beach, and Wrightsville Beach, visit WilmingtonAndBeaches. com.
Classified and display deadline: Friday noon • Call 910-719-9180 • firstname.lastname@example.org LEGAL NOTICES
PUBLIC SALE Below vehicles May 23, 2019 11 am at Rosak’s Towing 5022 Carolina Beach Rd Wilmington NC 28412 Sale Pursuant to lien amount •
2012 Ram 1500 #1C6RD7LT9CS269429 Lien amount $5,885
2011 Hyundai Sonata #5NPEB4AC0BH170106 Lien amount $2,935
May 9, 16, 2019
JUSTICE BEFORE THE CLERK OF SUPERIOR COURT The undersigned, having qualified as Executrix of the Estate of PATRICIA VAN KIRK-COMERFORD, Deceased, of New Hanover County, North Carolina, (New Hanover County Probate File #19E435), also known as PATRICIA VAN KIRK, 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 August 19, 2019, 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 16th day of May, 2019.
EXECUTOR’S NOTICE 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 Jean C. Fariss (Deceased) 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 15th day of August 2019, 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 16th day of May 2019. Barbara J. Lutz, Executor 103 White Heron Cove Road Hampstead, N.C. 28443 May 16, 23, 30, June 6, 2019
NOTICE TO CREDITORS STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF NEW HANOVER IN THE GENERAL COURT OF
PEGGY-JO STUMPP, Executrix c/o Richard A. Horgan, Esq. Attorney at Law 1213 Culbreth Drive Wilmington, NC 28405-3639 (910) 256-0202 May 16, 23, 30, June 6, 2019 ]
EXECUTOR’S NOTICE 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 Hugh Thomas Caldwell, Sr. (Deceased) 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 8th day of August 2019, 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.
May 2019. Hugh Thomas Caldwell, Jr., Executor 6109 Timber Creek Lane Wilmington, NC 28411 May 9, 16, 23, 30, 2019
NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF NEW HANOVER IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK 19-E-372 Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of AUDREY M. WOODALL, deceased, late of New Hanover County, North Carolina, the undersigned hereby notifies all persons, firms and corporations having claims against said Estate to present them, duly verified, to the undersigned’s attorney, Randall S. Hoose, Jr., ATLANTIC COAST LAW, 314 Walnut St., Suite 100, Wilmington, NC 28401, on or before the 31st day of July, 2019 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said Estate will please make immediate settlement with the undersigned.
JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION BEFORE THE CLERK 19-E-540 Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of DORIS L. RICH, deceased, late of New Hanover County, North Carolina, the undersigned hereby notifies all persons, firms and corporations having claims against said Estate to present them, duly verified, to the undersigned’s attorney, Randall S. Hoose, Jr., ATLANTIC COAST LAW, 314 Walnut St., Suite 100, Wilmington, NC 28401, on or before the 31st day of July, 2019 or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said Estate will please make immediate settlement with the undersigned. This the 2nd day of May, 2019. DAVID A. RICH, Executor of the Estate of DORIS L. RICH c/o Randall S. Hoose, Jr. ATLANTIC COAST LAW 314 Walnut St., Suite 100 Wilmington, NC 28401
ADMINISTRATOR’S NOTICE TO CREDITORS Joseph Taylor Dowdy Estate New Hanover County Clerk of Superior Court Estate File #19-E-491 All persons having claims against the ESTATE OF JOSEPH TAYLOR DOWDY, deceased, of New Hanover County, are hereby notified to file their claim with the undersigned Administrator of said estate on or before August 15, 2019 or this notice will be pleaded as a bar to any recovery. Persons indebted to the estate are asked to pay the amount owed to the administrator. Date: May 2, 2019 DeLonna D. Echols, Administrator c/o Carter & Carter, P.A. 408 Market Street Wilmington, NC 28401 James Oliver Carter CARTER & CARTER, Attorneys 408 Market Street Wilmington, N. C. 28401 May 2, 9, 16, 23, 2019
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF NEW HANOVER IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE BEFORE THE CLERK OF SUPERIOR COURT
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 Administrator of the Estate of Henry Oswald (Deceased) 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 26th day of July 2019, 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 25th day of April 2019. Jack Oswald, Administrator 2165 Toyon Drive Healdsburg, CA 95448 April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 2019
The undersigned having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Michael T. Stipetic (Deceased) 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 26th day of July 2019, 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 25th day of April 2019. Mark D. Stipetic 8752 Plantation Landing Dr. Wilmington, NC 28411 April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 2019
May 2, 9, 16, 23, 2019
This the 2nd day of May, 2019. CLYDE RICHARD CONNELL, Executor of the Estate of AUDREY M. WOODALL c/o Randall S. Hoose, Jr. ATLANTIC COAST LAW 314 Walnut St., Suite 100 Wilmington, NC 28401 May 2, 9, 16, 23, 2019
This is the 9th day of
NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND DEBTORS STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF NEW HANOVER IN THE GENERAL COURT OF
Church Services NEAR THE BEACH LITTLE CHAPEL ON THE BOARDWALK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH (U.S.A.) Rev. Patrick Thomas Rabun, pastor 2 W. Fayetteville St., 910-256-2819, ext. 100 www.littlechapel.org Sunday School (for all ages): 9:15 a.m. Traditional Worship: 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided. 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
WRIGHTSVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Doug Lain, senior pastor 4 Live Oak Drive, 910-256-4471 Worship Services: 8:15, 9:45, 11:15 a.m., 6 p.m. Sunday School: 9:45 a.m. ST. THERESE CATHOLIC CHURCH Rev. Trent Watts 209 S. Lumina Ave., 910-256-2471 Mass: Saturday, 5:30 p.m., Sunday, 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.,
ST. MARK CATHOLIC CHURCH Father Patrick A. Keane 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 Masses: 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday Mass: 8:30 a.m. Thursday Mass: 8:30 a.m. Friday Mass: 8:30 a.m. followed by Adoration with Benediction at 9 p.m.
WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH BAPTIST CHURCH John McIntyre, senior pastor 601 Causeway Drive, 910-256-3682 Traditional Worship: 9-10 a.m. Sunday School for all ages: 10:10-11 a.m. Contemporary Service: 11:10 a.m to 12:20 p.m
ST. ANDREW’S ON-THE-SOUND EPISCOPAL The Rev. Richard G. Elliott, rector 101 Airlie Road, 910-256-3034 Monday-Wednesday at 8:30 a.m 7:45 a.m., 9 a.m., 11:15 a.m., Celtic Service 5:30 p.m.
Wrightsville Beach, N.C. May 16, 2019