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Starting this Sunday, restaurants in Wrightsville Beach can serve alcohol beginning at 10 a.m., after the Wrightsville Beach Board of Aldermen unanimously approved the change following state passage of the “Brunch Bill.” However, town and hospitality industry officials said that the changes would impact the town’s restaurants and bars differently, depending on the target market.. The board of aldermen approved the bill by a vote of 4-0 on Monday, July 10, with one alderman not present at the meeting. The North Carolina General Assembly passed the “Brunch Bill,” S.B. 155, during the recently-concluded session. The bill, which lowers the start of alcohol sales from noon to 10 a.m. on Sundays, required that municipalities approve the change. The ordinance approved by the board goes into effect this Sunday. Wrightsville Beach Mayor Bill Blair said he believed a few restaurants would be able to take advantage of the earlier serving time, but said the change probably wouldn’t have a big impact on most town establishments. There was no drawback to approving the change, he said. The sentiment was echoed by some local business owners that stand to take advantage of the change. Danny McPherson, owner of King Neptune restaurant at 11 N. Lumina Ave., said the change n See ALCOHOL Page 2

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At the 10th annual visually impaired surf camp in Wrightsville Beach, Indo Jax Surf Charity instructor Stone Tippett helps 10-year-old Jens Dahl catch his first wave on Wednesday, July 12. From Denmark, Dahl was brought to the camp by his parents. “We’ve never heard about a surf camp for the blind,” father Jesper said, adding that camp founder Jack Viorel was “awesome.” “When they ask at school what he did over the summer, he’ll be able to say he went surfing in the states, and he’ll get to be one of the cool guys.” ~ Terry Lane

Palm Room owners mark first year By Terry Lane Staff Writer

With a history dating back to 1955, the establishment is one of Wrightsville Beach’s classic destination, and this Thursday, July 13, will mark a new milestone for the Palm Room. However, it won’t be celebrated much by Curt and Katherine Pryor, who will mark one year of ownership of the beachside bar next to Johnnie Mercer’s Pier best known for its live music. “We’ll be open and I’ll be working,” said Katherine, during a Tuesday 7 p.m. shift change with her husband Curt, coming in for the evening while she takes their two children home. After one year of operating the Palm Room, the longtime Wrightsville Beach bar tenders said that even though the bar is still a “work in progress,” the two are committed to the venture that they described as a dream come true. “Owning my own business is something I’ve always wanted to do,” Katherine Pryor said. “We’re very involved and hands on.” Curt Pryor said that while they are focused on providing the same neighborhood bar experience that has created many

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From left, Kafer, 2, Katherine, Ayden, 4, and Curt Pryor in front of the Palm Room at 11 E. Salisbury Street by Johnnie Mercer’s Pier.

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Helicopter landing vexes WB officials By Terry Lane Staff Writer

Lightning strike ignites Wrightsville home By Terry Lane Staff Writer

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A Coast Guard boat searches for a possible missing swimmer in Masonboro Inlet on July 6, 2017.

Lightning cause damage to a Wrightsville Beach home on Monday after a strike set fire to the home’s attic, which was extinguished in about 15 minutes by the Wrightsville Beach Fire Department. Fire Chief Glen Rogers said that the 1:30 p.m. fire at 1 Sand Dollar Ln. was caused after a lightning strike. There were residents in the house at the time of the fire, Rogers said, and all were safely evacuated. The fire destroyed about half of the home’s attic, but firefighters were able to recover personal items of the residents, he said.

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There will be a campaign for two open seats on the Wrightsville Beach Board of Aldermen this fall as one member is not seeking re-election and three candidates have filed for two open seats on the board. Meanwhile, Wrightsville Beach Mayor Bill Blair filed for re-election for his third two-year term, with no other candidates yet declared. The New Hanover County candidate filing deadline is July 21, 2017. After having served two terms, Alderman Lisa Weeks said that she would not seek a third term on the board. “I’ve enjoyed my experience serving on the board but I think it’s time to give someone else an opportunity,” Weeks said. The candidates for the open board seats include one incumbent, Henry “Hank” Miller, III, a local commercial real estate broker who’s been on the board since

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The fire caused an estimated $25,000-$50,000 in damage, Rogers said. The fire occurred in the middle of a severe thunderstorm that produced more than an inch of rain. It was the third fire in the rain that the town’s fire department have responded to in the past three months. The department put out fires during two separate storms in late April and fought today’s fire during the middle of a deluge. “We’re getting good at putting out fires in the the pouring rain,” Rogers said. “Our guys were getting soaked today, but despite that, they were able to contain the fire to the attic.” n See LIGHTNING Page 2

Wrightsville Beach police again cited a pilot with violating a town ordinance after an unauthorized landing of a helicopter last month, but town officials said they won’t forward the incident to the Federal Aviation Administration after the agency chose not to issue penalties in recent similar incidents. Wrightsville Beach police issued a citation for aircraft operations to Jacob Canady, who was piloting a helicopter that landed on a private lot in Wrightsville Beach on Friday, June 30. Canady landed the helicopter at the vacant lot on the east side of the Salisbury Street bridge, across from Wrightsville SUP in the site that formerly housed a Pizza Hut location. Police surrounded the helicopter, which landed about 8:30 p.m., and issued the citation. The helicopter dropped off a passenger, police said, who was not cited. However, Wrightsville Beach Police Dan House said he questioned whether the civil citation of $100 would be enforceable n See HELICOPTER Page 2

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2013. In seeking his second term, Miller said that the town was on the right direction, but the board would still had several critical issues to over the coming months. “The last four years have been productive, but there are still things I want to get done,” Miller said. “The town has had a really good model, we’ve been able to put quite a bit of money away each year.” In addition to continuing to grow the town’s funds, Miller said that the town’s water quality would be an issue, especially as it evaluates whether to work more closely with the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority in light of the controversy over the revelation of the chemical GenX in the water supply. Miller also said that continuing to extend funding for beach renourishment and completing the future land use map were important priorities as well. The other two candidates would be newcomers to the board, including Ken Dull, the chairman of the Wrightsville Beach Planning Board, and Pat Bradford, owner and publisher of Wrightsville Beach Magazine, as well as the former publisher of Lumia News and a local Realtor. Dull, owner and president of commercial construction firm McKinley Building Corporation, said he offers extensive experience

would make only modestly help the already busy breakfast service the restaurant draws. Before the board’s meeting, he said he hadn’t communicated with the board about making changes because of the limited effect. “We could sell a few more drinks during that time, but it won’t have a huge impact, we’re already busy at 10 a.m.,” McPherson said. Blockade Runner owner Bill Baggett said that the change would help with scheduling, since the beachfront resort could now open the pool bar consistently at 10 a.m. every day. Bars that feature sports television stand to benefit from the earlier opening, especially during professional football season in the fall, as many National Football League games start at 1 p.m. Jimmy’s at Red Dogs, a private club at 5 N. Lumina Ave. that doesn’t have a kitchen, draws large crowds for Sunday football, driven by frequent prizes and giveaways during the games. Owner Jimmy Gilleece said the earlier time will be a big help during the football season. “We didn’t open until noon, so there’s not a lot of time before kickoff. Now we can get open and get everything rolling,”

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on through service on planning boards throughout the county. Dull has served on a range of civic institutions around New Hanover County, including six years service on each the Wilmington Planning Commission and the New Hanover County Planning Board. He also has experience on the Wilmington Business Development Board and the Housing Authority Board. “The town is on the right track and I feel it’s my time to help keep things in Wrightsville Beach moving in the right direction,” said Dull, who has lived at or owned property on Wrightsville Beach for 30 years and has been a full-time resident of the town for the past six years. In light of the water issues, Dull said that his experience as the chairman of the town’s ad-hoc water committee was. The town is studying how to improve water quality and reliability, which could

include either buying water from CFPUA, with results of an engineering study expected soon. “Water is at the forefront of all of our minds and it’s important that we’re doing the right thing for Wrightsville Beach,” he said. Bradford, a Wrightsville Beach resident for two decades, said she decided to run for board after selling her ownership stake of Lumina News, freeing her from any conflict of interest that covering the town as a journalist would create for a candidate or alderman. Bradford touted her two decades experience of covering town issues, arguing it provided her with a deep historical perspective. “I have closely followed the town’s government for over 20 years. Now it is time for me to help shape the town from the other side of the council dais,” said Bradford, a graduate of Appalachian State University. “I know the town, its

businesses, its residents, visitors and issues well.” In seeking a third term as Mayor, Blair said that there were a handful of issues he was working on closely that could be disrupted with a change of leadership. They include developing a plan for the water system and the CFPUA, negotiating a deal to move the town’s ABC Spirits store to a new location and securing a long-term beach renourishment funding arrangement. “A lot of these issues are taking longer than we would like and it would be difficult to put someone new in the middle of a long-term deal,” Blair said. The election is scheduled for Nov. 7, 2017. Editor’s Note: Bradford sold her ownership of Lumina News on Feb. 23, 2017 and currently has no editorial authority at the publication.

July 13–19, 2017 Gilleece said. “It will be good for our giveaways. Now, we’ll have enough time to award prizes, instead of having to do it all during the game.” Wrightsville Beach was the first municipality in New Hanover County to approve the change, but other governments are expected to follow suit. The Carolina Beach Town Council approved the change on July 11 and it will be on the Wilmington City Council agenda for its July 18 meeting. Across the state, the changes are expected to help boost the tourism industry. North Carolina joins 47 other states that allow some form of early Sunday sales of alcohol, said Lynn Minges, President & CEO of the North Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Association. The association said that so far, 17 municipalities and counties have passed the measure. “The passage of S.B. 155 will help restaurants to better meet the needs of their guests, particularly where tourism drives business or where local residents demand more choices. In cities and counties that elect this option, restaurants will be able to meet customer demands, grow their businesses, create jobs, increase tax revenue and bring patrons into business districts earlier in the day.” Email terrylane@luminanews.com

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regulars over the decades, the goal is to build the Palm Room into a bigger draw for bands from across the country. “It’s the only real venue in Wrightsville Beach,” said Curt Pryor. “It’s a place that musicians like to play.” The Pryors bought the Palm Room from former owner Danny McLeod last year, assuming ownership on July 13. For them, it was an opportunity to transition out of their first attempt at owning a business together, Siena Italian restaurant on Masonboro Loop Road. The two had gotten to McLeod, a regular patron there, and in them he found someone to take ownership of the Palm Room. Getting back behind the bar was natural for the Pryors, as each worked at Lagerheads for many years. In fact, it’s where the met, as Katherine, who worked there for a dozen years, many as the manager, served Curt drinks there. He later joined the team and six years ago, they were married.

PUBLIC NOTICE The U. S. Coast Guard (USCG), Civil Engineering Unit Cleveland, is announcing the availability of the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) to permanently relocate an 87-foot Coastal Patrol Boat (WPB) to an existing mooring location at Station (STA) Wrightsville Beach, Wrightsville Beach, New Hanover County, North Carolina. The USCG solicits comments as part of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process. The purpose of the proposed project is to ensure optimum readiness and enable the USCG to effectively meet operational and mission execution requirements in support of maritime safety and security operations. Homeporting of an existing 87-foot WPB and its crew to STA Wrightsville Beach is needed to enable Sector North Carolina to efficiently and effectively execute its operational missions within its area of responsibility. Interested parties are requested to express their views in writing on the Draft EA and the proposed project, giving sufficient detail to establish a clear understanding of their reasons for support or opposition to the proposed work. For additional information on this proposed action, please view a copy of the Draft EA to Relocate 87-foot WPB to USCG STA Wrightsville Beach, Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina posted at the below listed locations from June 29, 2017 through July 29, 2017: Northeast Regional Library, New Hanover County Branch 1241 Military Cutoff Road Wilmington, NC 28405 910-798-6371 Town of Wrightsville Beach Website: http://www.townofwrightsvillebeach.com/ USCG’s Website: http://www.uscg.mil/d5/PublicNotices.asp Interested parties should provide written comments on this proposed action no later than July 29, 2017 to: United States Coast Guard Civil Engineering Unit Cleveland 1240 East Ninth Street, Rm. 2179 Cleveland, Ohio 44199-2060 Attn: Mr. Gregory Carpenter, Chief Environmental Compliance

Curt Pryor said that the drawing regional and national bands will be a challenge, as most of the crowds come out for the local bands that they know. “It’s risky, trying to introduce something new to the market,” Pryor said. So far, the venue has brought acts like Nikki Hill from New Orleans, Emprie Strikes Brass from Asheville, Urban Soil from

Raleigh and Danger Muffin from South Carolina. Pryor said he also believes the opening of the restaurant in the the vacant establishment next store will help improve business. The Palm Room will feature local band Sibilant Sounds on Friday and Chit Nasty from Raleigh on Saturday. Email terrylane@luminanews. com


helicopter tour provider flew a marketer over a college party on Wrightsville Beach, dropping flyers onto the crowd. While the marketer faced citations, the pilot avoided any penalties for the incident and was cleared in a subsequent FAA investigation. Wrightsville Beach police issued a citation to the pilot of an ultralight aircraft in January 2017 after the pilot landed it on the beach near Access No. 28. House said that the town had a stronger case against the ultralight pilot since he landed the aircraft on public land. Wrightsville Beach Mayor Bill Blair agreed that the town ordinance may not be specific enough said that the town may consider revising its aircraft ordnance in the future to make it more effective. The town has hired a consultant to review the town’s telecommunications ordinance to make it compliant with federal regulations and Blair said the town could conduct a similar process to strengthen aircraft regulations.

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and said the town wouldn’t forward the case to the FAA, which had cleared pilots in recent similar incidents. House said that FAA rules can supersede local ordinances, making them difficult to enforce. In the most recent incident, House said that FAA rules allow an aircraft to land on private property, making it unlikely the federal agency would bring penalties against the pilot. “Our ordinance prohibits hovering and the helicopter wasn’t hovering, it was landing, which the FAA says is OK,” House said. The town has an ordinance preventing aircraft traffic below 500 feet, specifically addressing helicopters that hover or other small aircraft flying too low. However, a pilot who was cited with violating the ordinance last August was never prosecuted after the FAA cleared her of violating aviation law in the incident. During the Aug. 16, 2016 incident, a pilot with an Oak Island

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Crews search for missing swimmer

After reports of a missing swimmer in the Masonboro Inlet, a search by rescue crews from Wrightsville Beach Police, Wrightsville Beach Ocean Rescue, the U.S. Coast Guard, Wilmington Police Department’s SABLE helicopter and Sea Tow produced no results. However, Rogers said it was unclear if there was in fact a missing swimmer. There were reports from two people on the beach who said they believed they saw a swimmer in the Masonboro Inlet who went missing. But Rogers said that an off-duty lifeguard who was fishing in the area said he never saw the swimmer.

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Rogers said that rescuers searched for an hour, meeting the department’s rescue protocol standards, but found no sign of the swimmer. In addition to the boat and helicopter search, the rescue crews also used the Wrightsville Beach Fire Department’s drone. The rescuers also used a special Coast Guard buoy to help determine the direction the currents may have carried the swimmer. After the current took the buoy to the north jetty wall, a WBOR swimmer went to the area to see if there was a body and to evaluate the currents in that area. Rogers said that if there was a missing swimmer, the currents likely would have pushed the swimmer up to the surface, making it likely they would have been discovered after an hour. Email terrylane@luminanews.com

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For The Record Question and photos by Terry Lane

At the visually impaired surf camp, we asked Indo Jax Surf Charity instructors to describe giving kids their first surfing experience.

Catrina Tobin “It’s very empowering. It makes you realize that there are no limitations in life.”

Chad Campbell

Kat Neff & Lucas Benton

Grace Muckenfuss & Aislin Kelly

“Having the kids being so excited about it. It’s great to get them outside and in a new environment and watching them

“It’s very humbling and awesome to see the joys of others.”

“It’s really inspiring to see the kids conquer their fear of the ocean. It makes me stoked to go too.”

Tristan Nelson




“Just to see their face when they catch a wave, everyone is so excited and joyful and that makes all of us happy.”

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Weekend Police Report FRIDAY, JULY 7 Arrests • Mohamed Diathe Kaba was charged with carrying a concealed gun and possession of marijuana. • Michael Cowan was arrested on a warrant charging failure to notify address change for a sex offender. • Mark Rowley was charged with resisting arrest and intoxicated and disruptive behavior.

Citations • Nicole Williams was cited with expired registration. • Thailia Aguirre Silab and Richard Randall Ogle were cited with stop sign violations. • Christopher Cleaver was cited with provisional licensee, careless and reckless driving, underage possession of alcohol and speeding. • Krystle Marbley was cited with simple possession of marijuana and paraphernalia. • Robert Astraikis and Kevin Cooper were cited with exceeding posted speed.

SATURDAY, JULY 8 Arrests • James Nicholson was charged with DWI and careless and reckless driving. • Kevin Fadaie was charged with first-degree trespassing and intoxicated and disruptive behavior.

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Cape Fear Academy Head Coach Paul Gilbert watches over a drill of 6-10 year olds at the the Summer Lacrosse Camp at Wrightsville Beach Park on Tuesday, July 11.

• Rodney Gene Laws was cited with DWI, careless and reckless driving and misdemeanor child abuse.


Citations • Daniel Ray was cited with failure to reduce speed. • Terrence Farrington was cited with fictitious plates. • Lisa Marie Calabrese was cited with careless and reckless driving and hit and run. • Marvin Manns was cited with fictitious registrations and seatbelt violation.

New Hanover County Board of Commissioners meeting, 4 p.m., New Hanover County Courthouse, room 301, 24 N. Third St. Tuesday, July 13

• Sarah Katherine Rohrman was cited with seatbelt violation. • Michael Anthony Honey was cited with possession of marijuana and possession of marijuana paraphernalia.


Wilmington City Council meeting, 6:30 p.m., Council Chambers, City Hall, 102 N. Third St.

• Lauren Olivia Shafto was cited with exceeding posted speed.


Thursday, July 20 Wrightsville Beach CAMA Land Use Plan steering committee meeting, 5:15 p.m., Town Hall Chambers

• Juan Angeles was cited with driving during license revocation.

SUNDAY, JULY 9 Arrests • Mark Humphreville was charged with DWI and cited with careless and reckless driving.

Citations • Stephanie Verlyn Baker was cited with expired registration and safety inspection. • Jose Perez Duran was cited with no operator’s license, expired registration and child restraint violation.

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Editorial/Opinion Around the beach CAMA Land Use Committee eyes map changes Before it considers some of the more difficult and contentious issues on its agenda, the Wrightsville Beach CAMA Land Use Plan Steering Committee is looking at creating a new map to guide the development of the plan. The new maps would lay out growth strategies and goals for different parts of the town. The maps would focus on five “sectors” of the town, including a “marina district” around Marina Street, a “Causeway district,” a “central business district” and “south end district” for the area around Crystal Pier and a “North Pier” district for the area around Johnnie Mercer’s Pier. Because the term “district” could be confused with the a similar term for zoning, the areas on the map would likely be called “sectors” to reduce confusion.

Bob O’Quinn said that the future land use plans shouldn’t “memorialize” future land use policies. He said that future land use decisions should remain with the town’s board of aldermen and specific policies laid out in the future land use plan could allow developers to challenge future board decisions on land planning. Meanwhile, committee member Bill Sissons said that the plan didn’t include provisions for additional parking, noting that it was an issue raised during the community meeting. Dale Holland, whose firm Holland Consulting Partners is managing the land use plan rewrites, said that the map and the policies that support it would be the most important parts of the committee’s work. The CAMA Land Use Plan

Steering Committee meets next on Thursday, July 20 at 5:15 p.m. at Wrightsville Beach Town Hall.

Speedbumps for West Henderson

The Wrightsville Beach Board of Aldermen approved the addition of speed bumps on West Henderson Street after several of the neighbors wrote to the board and attended the June 8 meeting. Several of the neighbors said that too many drivers broke the speed limit on the road and efforts to place signs to slow drivers weren’t working. Town manager Tim Owens presented a few option to the neighbors, who said said they would prefer a design with three speed humps along the road, which Which they said would help prevent drivers from accelerating down the road.

Have your voice heard Got something on your mind about Wrightsville Beach? Want to have your say? I am opening the “Around the Beach” column to guest writers from the Wrightsville Beach area. Business owners, clergy, politicians and students are all invited, but you don’t need a title, just an idea. I’ll even help you write if you think you could use the help. I’m willing to consider columns on almost any topic, under a few conditions. All topics must be local or regional. They also need to be neutral. No attacks on local politicians, organizations or businesses. No overt promotion of a business or a cause. It should present a somewhat balanced view, even if you are promoting one side of the issue. Of course, our Letters to the Editor section is also available if you only have a little, and not a lot, to say. If you’re interested, write me at terrylane@luminanews.com or call (910) 719-9180. I’d be happy to hear your ideas.

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Hook, Line & Sinker Mid July fishing remains decent despite heat By Skylar Walters

Normally during this time of year, we’re talking about the summer doldrums, the excessive heat and the humidity, and while we currently have all three, the fishing has been relatively good except for a few days the beginning of the month. Water temperatures are reading a balmy 77 degrees and are fluctuating a couple of degrees daily, depending on winds and air temperatures. This week is no different, as southerly winds are bringing some choppy sea conditions and chances of thunderstorms daily, which are also the norm for this time of year. Despite the usual summertime readings, the fish are cooperating and anglers are having success both inshore and offshore, depending on what the target species is and there’s no reason you shouldn’t have some luck too. Inshore, anglers targeting sheepshead are having luck around the pilings of the bridges and also the area docks, as long as they have some growth on them. Hooks tipped with one arm bandits and barnacles will work well fished on a Carolina Style Rig dropped next to the pilings. Taking a paddle or other tool and scraping the pilings to get the fish into a “feeding frenzy” will help trick them into biting your offering. Just make sure if fishing a private dock you have permission to tie up. Slack tides are a very good time to fish pilings as you can keep your baits more in the eating zone. Black drum are being found in the same areas and will readily eat the same offerings. Flounder fishing continues to get good around the inlets and the creek mouths with Carolina Rigged finger mullet and mud minnows being perfect baits, while the larger soft artificial baits are also enticing some fish. Red drum are also being found around the docks and creeks with some larger, over slot fish coming from the jetties around Masonboro Inlet. These larger fish require some much stouter

TIDES Masonboro Inlet

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tackle, to shorten the fight, so they can be released in good health. Surf anglers are having some luck catching Virginia mullet, a few pompano and some clack drum on fresh shrimp. Live minnows are catching a few keeper flounder, (measure carefully), as well as some bluefish and red drum, (also measure carefully). Close to the beach, the Spanish mackerel are still being found with regularity, with the typical summertime pattern being early and late in the day for your best chances. Areas around the inlets during falling tides are a good place to try with either trolling Clark Spoons or sight casting to schools. The good fishing is normally being found the first couple or last couple of hours of light, so get there early or late as needed. King mackerel fishing has been consistent in the 10-15-mile range, however that may soon change as the waterway is loaded with menhaden from Wrightsville Beach to area both north and south. As this baitfish start emptying out of the inlets, the king mackerel and other predators should respond by feeding much closer to the beach. This will just have to be a wait and see game to see if it comes to fruition. Sharks continue to plague bottom fishermen looking for grouper and other assorted bottom dwellers, but when anglers can get away from the, there are some good reports of fish being brought back to the dock. As has been the case for several years, water depths deeper than one hundred feet are good locations to start with some anglers electing to fish even deeper so they don’t have to endure the nuisance. Of course, there is some bottom good bottom fishing being found in shallower waters, you just have to have some patience and expect some lost tackle and fish.

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Neighborhood Wrightsville Beach Farmer’s Market Nancy Butler and granddaughter Sophia, 4, weigh heirloom vegetables at the Farmage at the Wrightsville Beach Farmer’s Market. Castle Hayne farmer Andre Lorek grows 100 different varieties of tomatoes and vegetables for the weekly market, held every Monday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Oct. 30 at the Wrightsville Beach Municipal Grounds. The market is popular for its variety of offerings. In addition to produce, shoppers at the farmer’s market can find everything from candles to bath and body products to decorative tiles to t-shirts to dog treats. Produce farms participating in the market include Castle Hayne Farms, Eden’s Produce, Green Season Garden Center, Hanchey’s Produce, Lorek Farms, Red Beard Farms and Flower Hut. Other vendors will include Alka Naturals, Barrent Inlet Creek Designs, Cabin Girl Designs, Coastal Focus Art, Coastal Tides, Coastal Terra, Green Coast, Home Body FIeld Goods, Linda Flynn Art, Soul & Sea Studio, Davis Seafood, Lunch Box Pickles, Sea Love Sea Salt, Shipwrecked Seasonings, Cravings, My Porch Dog, Panacea Brewing Company and Terra Vita Farms.

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FRI Imperial Blend, from Greensboro


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SUN Sean Howard | Bloody Mary bar | Free hot dogs


MON Chase & Joe from Trophic | $2 domestic beers, $3 well drinks, $3 cold spell


TUE Open mic with Nick Vick | $2 domestic beers, $3 well drinks, $3 cold spell


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Classified and display deadline: Friday noon • Call 910-719-9180 • classifieds@luminanews.com LEGAL NOTICES

NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S FORECLOSURE SALE OF REAL PROPERTY NORTH CAROLINA NEW HANOVER COUNTY In the General Court of Justice Superior Court Division Before the Clerk 17 SP 333 In the Matter of the Foreclosure of the Deed of Trust of Diane P. Searle and Robert C. Searle, Mortgagors-Grantors, To Samuel B. Potter, Substitute Trustee, And Acquisition Holdings, LLC, Noteholder/Beneficiary. As recorded in Deed of Trust Book 5704 at Page 2109 Under and by virtue of the power and authority contained in a certain Deed of Trust executed and delivered by Diane P. Searle and Robert C. Searle dated January 16, 2013 and recorded on January 17, 2013 in Book 5704 at Page 2109, of the New Hanover County Public Registry and pursuant to the Orders of the Clerk of Superior Court for New Hanover County, North Carolina, entered in the above-captioned foreclosure proceedings, the undersigned, Samuel B. Potter, Substitute Trustee, will expose for sale at public auction at 4:00 P.M. on July 20th, 2017, at the appropriate place for foreclosure sales at New Hanover County Judicial Building, 316 Princess Street, Wilmington, North Carolina,

the real property (including any improvements thereon) which is more particularly described on Exhibit A attached hereto and incorporated herein, and being commonly known as: 3705 Carolina Beach Road, Wilmington, North Carolina 28412 After applying the proceeds from the sale to those items authorized under N.C.G.S. § 45-21.31(a)(1-3), the Substitute Trustee will apply the proceeds to the payment of the obligations secured by the Deed of Trust to the payment of that certain Commercial Promissory Note (“Note”) originally dated January 16, 2013 executed by Diane P. Searle in the original principal amount of $350,000.00. The sale will be subject to any and all superior mortgages, deeds of trust and liens, including without limitation, the lien of unpaid taxes and assessments, easements, conditions, restrictions and matters of record. This sale will be further subject to the right, if any, of the United States of America to redeem the above-described property for a period of 120 days following confirmation of the sale. The above-described real property will be sold “AS IS, WHERE IS.” Neither the Substitute Trustee nor the holder of the Note secured by the Deed of Trust being foreclosed nor the officers, directors, attorneys, employees, agents or authorized representatives of either the Substitute 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 real property being sold, and any and all responsibilities or liabilities arising out of or in any way relating to any such conditions expressly are disclaimed. The record owner of the abovedescribed real property as reflected on the records of the New Hanover County Register of Deeds not more than ten (10) days prior to the posting of this notice is Diane P. Searle. Pursuant to N.C.G.S. § 45-21.10(b), any successful bidder may be required to deposit with the Substitute Trustee immediately upon conclusion of the sale a cash deposit of the greater of five percent (5%) of the last bid or $750.00. Any successful bidder shall be required to tender the full balance 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 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 (e). The owner and holder of the indebtedness secured by the Deed of Trust may make a credit bid.

provided by applicable law, if the real property to be sold pursuant to this Notice of Sale is residential property with less than fifteen (15) rental units then: (i) 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 real property is sold; and (ii) any person who occupies the real property pursuant to a rental agreement entered into or renewed on or after October 1, 2007, may, after receiving this Notice of Sale, terminate the rental agreement upon ten (10) days’ written notice to the landlord, and upon termination of the rental agreement, the tenant is liable for rent due under the rental agreement prorated to the effective date of the termination. This the 21st day of June, 2017. Samuel B. Potter Substitute Trustee 3907-100 Wrightsville Avenue Wilmington, NC 28403 Telephone: (910) 772-1678 Facsimile: (910) 799-7119 Exhibit A 3705 Carolina Beach Road, Wilmington, North Carolina, 28412

This sale will be held open for ten (10) days for upset bids as required by law.

Being all of Lot C-1, as shown upon that plat or map entitled “Division of Lot “C”, B M Wilson Farms” which is recorded in Map Book 45 at Page 329 of the New Hanover County Registry.

Except as may be otherwise

Together with, and subject to, a

non-exclusive joint and mutual driveway easement providing access from and to US Highway 421 to the above described property and the property described as Lot C-2, all as shown on the map recorded in Map Book 45 Page 329 of the New Hanover County Registry. July 6 & 13, 2017 NOTICE TO CREDITORS STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF NEW HAN OVER 16-E-1481 All persons, firms and corporations having claims against deceased, KATHRYN LOIS KOONTZ, are hereby notified to present them to SUSAN K. BATSON as Executor of the decedent’s estate, on or before, September 29, 2017 in care of the undersigned attorneys at their address, 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 above named Executor in care of the undersigned attorneys at their address. This the 29th day of June, 2017. Executor of the Estate of Kathryn Lois Koontz c/o Kelly M. Shovelin, Attorney Four Pillars Law Firm, PLLC 2202 Wrightsville Ave. Ste. 213 Wilmington, NC 28403 June 29, July 6, 13 & 20, 2017 NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Co-Execu-

tors of the Estate of Diane C. Kierce, late of New Hanover County, North Carolina, the undersigned do hereby notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the estate of said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned c/o Lauren Page, 101 N. Third Street, Suite 400, Wilmington, North Carolina 28401, on or before the 16th day of October, 2017, 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 13th day of July, 2017. Nicole J. Wachter and Anthony Rigione, Co-Executors of the Estate of Diane C. Kierce c/o Lauren Page Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP 101 N. Third Street, Suite 400 Wilmington, NC 28401 July 13, 20, 27, August 3

HOMES FOR SALE Landfall Subdivision Newly renovated lakefront home w/170 ft. of lake frontage. 5 bedrooms, 4½ baths, open floor plan, gourmet kitchen, office/ lrg family room with patios and decks all overlooking the lake & island green. Full refundable membership. Dramatically reduced. Priced well below recent appraisals. Owner/broker 910-233-2125 May 25, June 1 & 8, 2017


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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 Informal Worship Service at Beach Access No. 4: 8 a.m., May-September Early Worship: 8:30 a.m. Sunday School (for all ages): 9:15 a.m. Traditional Worship: 10:30 a.m. Nursery provided.

WRIGHTSVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH Doug Lain, 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.

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 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. 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.

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. 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., 11:15 a.m.


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