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Flo hits WB with $18.9 mil in damages

By Terry Lane Staff Writer

Wrightsville Beach suffered nearly $19 million in damages from September’s Hurricane Florence, with both commercial and residential damage each topping $9 million, town official told the board of aldermen on Tuesday, Oct. 9. The damage in Wrightsville Beach is part of an estimated $450 million in total damages in New Hanover County reported

to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Both county and town officials said the damage estimates were likely to change as more evaluations are made. The damage includes an estimated $612,000 to town facilities. The town has $322,500 in deductibles on the buildings affected, which include extensive damage to the parks and recreation building, along with damage to the public works and public safety buildings. Debris removal, which is currently

ongoing, is expected to cost about $250,000, though some or all of that will be reimbursed through FEMA funds, town officials said. There is no damage estimate yet for the beach. Carolina Beach reported $9.1 million while Kure Beach suffered $2.5 million. Meanwhile, Wilmington reported $263 million in damage and unincorporated New Hanover County reported $150 million.

Hurricane Florence Closes Blockade Runner for Renovation until Spring 2019 Blockade Runner Beach Resort, a North Carolina landmark and icon of Wrightsville Beach for 55 years, announced today it will close for renovations due to damages sustained from Hurricane Florence. “We made the decision following several weeks of analysis and assessments with engineers and experts,” said Mary Baggett, co-owner and operator of the resort with her brother William Baggett. “The target date for re-opening is early Spring 2019.” Hurricane Florence made landfall at Wrightsville Beach on Sept. 14, delivering destructive winds in excess of 100 mph. Over a five-day period, slow-moving Florence poured totals of 20 to 35 inches of rain into Eastern North Carolina creating record breaking floods, widespread property damage, and a death toll of 40 people in the state. “We extend our deepest sympathies to the families who lost loved ones, the people rebuilding their lives and homes, and the hard-hit communities and businesses overwhelmed by Hurricane Florence,” said William Baggett. “The people of North Carolina are strong and resilient. We will recover from the storm.” Illustrating the enormity of the downpour, the National Weather Service in Raleigh estimated that Hurricane Florence dropped over 8-trillion gallons of rain in the state, the equivalent of about 780,000 gallons of water for every person in North Carolina. “The major cause of damage was the loss of the roof on the Balcony building and more limited roof damage on the Tower,” said Nicolas Montoya, Blockade Runner General Manager. “In the areas penetrated by heavy rain, operations shift from cleanup to restoration.” CoreLogic, a leading provider of data to business and government, estimates $19 billion to $28.5 billion in residential and commercial property damage in the Carolinas and Virginia. “Our family has owned and operated the Blockade Runner for a half-century,” said Mary Baggett. “Over the years, we n See BLOCKADE Page 2

Staff photos by Terry Lane

Wrightsville Beach Elementary beach sweep By Terry Lane Staff Writer

Wr i g h t s v i l l e B e a c h Elementary School fourth graders conducted a beach sweep on Monday, Oct. 8. During the sweeps, the students separated recyclables from trash. Brogdon Earey, Max Lewis, Gabe Schoen, Sterling Stewart and teacher Sandra Roberts sift through sand to find trash on Wrightsville Beach. Zoey O’Neill, Savannah White,

Sydney Agrella, Elle Pinter and Dylan Brisson also picked up trash. “We need to pick up all the plastic and trash because they fill out sea life with bad chemicals,” White said. “The plastic never dies down in the ocean and could possibly affect how we eat seafood.” Some of the participants who had done prior beach sweeps said that it was cleaner this Monday. “There was less trash, because usually there is

a lot more, I think people are picking up more trash,” Agrella said. In addition to helping clean the beach, the kids said they enjoyed the opportunity to spend time on the beach.

“Today was fun because I got to work in a group with all my friends.” O’Neill said. “If we keep having our same lifestyle, there’ll be more plastic in the ocean than fish.”

South Beach Grill eyes art deco roots in remodel By Terry Lane Staff Writer

While South Beach Grill will be closed for several more weeks, it will come back with a ”dramatic” new look that will better reflect the original art deco design of the building, the owners said this week. A leak in the roof led to extensive flooding of the restaurant at 100 S. Lumina Ave., including damaging the equipment with mold, requiring a near complete

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rebuild of the interior. Co-owner Elaine Andrews said that they expect at least six weeks before the restuarant can be reopened. Builder John Buechele of the Buechele Consulting Group is handling the remodel of the interor, where crews have unearthed some of the original features. “There’s a lot stuff that’s been added throughout the years, we’re stripping it back to the old art decod design,” Buechele said. To bring back

elemetnsdesign, the Andrews will be working with local designer Suzanne Trecco, who is know for her work with Ceviche’s and financial firm nCino. “We didn’t realize how much better it was underneath,” Andrews said. Andrews said a quick return was crucial. “We don’t want to stay closed any longer than we have to. We don’t want to keep our employees out of work any longer than we have to,” she said.

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Woman in jail after WB bottle slashing attack A Wilmington woman was still in New Hanover County jail on Wednesday, Oct. 10, a week after Wrightsville Beach police said she swiped a broken bottle at another woman’s face at a restaurant in the central business district. Police charged Lori Mendoza, 21, with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury after the Oct. 3 incident, which landed her Mendoza in jail with a $40,000 bond. Wrightsville Beach police said that Mendoza caused a scene Oct. 2 when she poured a drink on the dance floor at King Neptune restaurant at 11 N. Lumina Ave., which regularly hosts salsa dancing on Tuesday nights. After a woman tried to get her to stop, police said Mendoza broke a bottle of Corona beer on the bar and slashed at the woman’s face, who suffered a cut on her arm blocking the attack. The woman, who also had scratches on her temple, was taken to the hospital by ambulance, while Mendoza tried to flee the scene before being found and arrested near Wings at 82 S. Lumina Ave.

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were honored to host thousands of weddings, vacations, getaways, meetings, conventions, fundraisers, and major events. We look forward to renovating and improving the Blockade Runner and resuming operations in the early Spring.”

Toruism officials declare Wilmington and beaches ‘open for business’

Meanwhile, county tourism officials said that most area attractions, restaurants, retailers and other businesses in Wilmington, Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Wrightsville Beach are open and eager to welcome visitors. In addition, many hotels and other accommodations are now open for future travel planning and reservations following the storm. “It was heartwarming to see the outpouring of love and support for Wilmington and Island Beaches following last month’s storm,” said Kim Hufham, President and CEO of the Wilmington and Beaches Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB). “Local officials, business owners, residents and volunteers worked hard to quickly get things back up and running following the storm, and we are excited to officially welcome visitors back to the destination

they know and love.” Officials are continuing to assess the full impact to the area from Hurricane Florence. According to Wilmington Mayor Bill Saffo, a preliminary private property damage assessment shows $219 million worth of damage countywide – a number that is likely to rise as more people assess their damage. Debris collection is well underway, and officials are hoping recovery efforts will focus on long-term solutions that can better withstand future storms. “Our coastal community has a long history of persevering. We have already seen much progress with respect to recovery. On behalf of the entire Wilmington and Island Beaches area, we are ready for visitors to start making plans to experience our charming southern hospitality once again,” said Mayor Saffo. Many of the area’s signature attractions and iconic structures were fortunate to experience minimal damage from the storm, including the Carolina Beach Boardwalk, North Carolina Aquarium at Fort Fisher, Kure Beach Fishing Pier and Johnnie Mercer’s Pier at Wrightsville Beach. According to LeAnn Pierce, Council Member and Mayor Pro Tem for Carolina Beach, there are still a few businesses recovering from the storm, but most are up and running. She is thankful for the support

they have received from around the state and the country and is looking forward to welcoming visitors back to the island. Wilmington and Island Beaches is heavily reliant on tourism and supports over 6,300 jobs. According to an annual study, the county-wide economic impact from domestic travel for 2017 in New Hanover County was estimated at more than $587 million. New Hanover is ranked as No. 8 among North Carolina’s 100 counties in tourism expenditures. According to Hufham, one of the biggest ways visitors can support the area is by planning a future visit. Upcoming events like Encore Fall Restaurant Week (Oct. 17-24), Pleasure Island Surf Fishing Challenge (Oct. 19-21), Oysterberfest (Oct. 20), Lighthouse Wine & Beer Festival (Oct. 27), Riverfest (Nov. 17-18), and a variety of other fall festivals and Halloween happenings ensure plenty to see and do during an upcoming trip. Visitors are encouraged to call accommodations and attractions in advance to confirm availability prior to their trips. They can find updates on what they can expect as they are planning their fall trips to the area by visiting the CVB’s storm recovery pages: Wilmington and Island Beaches, Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Wrightsville Beach.

Charged with theft, man pees his way into indecent exposure charge

A Pennsylvania man who was caught on video trying to steal a wallet at a downtown bar also faces a charge of indecent exposure after he publicly urinated while being arrested. Wrightsville Beach police said Ryan John Zier, 27, was charged with larceny, larceny of a credit card and indecent exposure after trying to take a wallet off of the bar of Jimmy’s at Red Dogs at 5A N. Lumina Ave. on Saturday, Sept. 22. Police said that after taking the wallet, Zier had left the bar, but later came back. After being called, police were able to use both cameras in the bar and video evidence from street cameras to charge Zier with larceny. While being arrested, Zier threatened to urinate in the police vehicle, and after being pulled from the back seat, police said he was able, while handcuffed, to reach around and open his fly, then urinate on the street in front of the bar.

Active warrants for stormy houseguests

Wrightsville Beach police have warrants on two suspects they say crashed at a house during Hurricane Florence. Police have warrants for Bradley Wyman, 28, of Wrightsville Beach, and Charles Puz, 62, of Wilmington, who were escorted off Wrightsville Beach by police on Thursday, Sept. 12, during the approach of Hurricane Florence and subsequent evacuation of Wrightsville Beach. Police said that a neighbor of a house on Bahama Drive flagged down officers after noticing a suspicious vehicle at the house. Upon contact, the men told police they had permission from the owner to stay at the house during the storm, but police weren’t immediately able to confirm the men’s story. Police took the men to the Wendy’s on Eastwood Avenue, but later filed warrants after making contact with the owner and learning they did not have permission to be at the residence. Police said that while Wyman gave a Wrightsville Beach address, it was unlikely that he was a current town resident.

Neptunes raises $5,000 for local family From left, Christopher Roberts of King Neptune, along with John and Tina Pike and Jocelyne and Reggie Barnes, who owns Eastern Skateboard Supply, after Roberts presented the Pikes with a check for $5,000, raised from a Saturday, Oct. 6 fundraiser. Pike was an employee of Eastern Skateboard Supply for more than 20 years and their house suffered extensive damage during Hurricane Florence, including most of their personal belongings.

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WB resident seeks to find missing cat Wrightsville Beach resident Nancy Faye Craig is searching for her missing cat, which has been lost since last Wednesday. Craig said she last saw Sammy, Jr., or “SJ,” at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3 outside her Channel Wa l k S h o r e l i n e home. He is solid black and wears a grey collar, though Craig suspects the collar may be gone at this point. There’s been no sighting since last Wednesday, though the Wrightsville Beach Park Ranger has been looking. SJ is a skittish cat that normally doesn’t go outside, Craig said. He has an identity chip that can identify him if he is found. Please contact Nancy Faye Craig at (910) 2562048 if anyone has seen or has information about SJ’s whereabouts

State officials drop swimming advisories for Banks Channel, ICW State officials announced last week that bacteria levels at swimming sites in most coastal rivers and sounds meet state and Environmental Protection Agency standards for swimming and other contact with the water, including Banks Channel and the Intracoastal Waterway in Wrightsville Beach, as well as other New Hanover County rivers and waterways.

The N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries’ Recreational Water Quality Program has tested a representative sample of established swimming sites in coastal rivers and sounds and found that bacteria levels do not exceed swimming standards. The program dropped swimming advisories for ocean sites in New Hanover County two weeks ago.

Voter Registration Deadline Extended in NHC Due to the impacts of Hurricane Florence, the North Carolina State Board of Elections & Ethics Enforcement has extended the voter registration deadline until 5:00 PM on Monday, October 15, 2018 for 28 counties, including New Hanover County. If you have any questions, please contact the New Hanover County Board of Elections at 910-798-7330.

Wrightsville Beach Police Weekly Arrest Report MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24 • Darrin Marcus Davis, 32, was arrested on charges of a federal probation violation.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 • Sandy Mae Swink was charged with possession of methamphetamine, Schedule II, Schedule IV, Schedule VI drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and allowing an unlicensed person to drive.

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 • Brian O’neal Williams, 25, was charged with resisting arrest. • Jillian Marie Noble, 20, was charged with resisting, delaying or obstructing an officer, possession of a fraudulent identification and consumption of an alcoholic beverage while 20 years of age. • Nicholas Chad Seagroves, 21, was charged with resisting, delaying or obstructing an officer.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 • Joshua Michael Cleveland, 38, was charged with intoxicated and disruptive behavior and resisting, delaying or obstructing an officer. • Elan Aaron Vigil, 22, was charged with damage to real property and intoxicated and disruptive behavior. • Brandon William Harrington, 35, was charged with with intoxicated and disruptive behavior and resisting, delaying or obstructing an officer.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2 • Thomas Bryan Cramer, 41, was charged with DWI. • Kempa Kantraz Dolford, 28, was charged with simple assault.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 3 • Lori Mendoza, 21, was charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4 • Brittany Taylor Coulsting, 21, was charged with aiding and abetting underage alcohol possession and resisting arrest. • Gladys Elizabeth Landaberde, 20, was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of marijuana paraphernalia.

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5 • Tatum Gabrielle Littlejohn, 22, was charged with intoxicated and disruptive behavior.

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6 • Grant Tyler Hastings, 21, was charged with intoxicated and disruptive behavior. • Adam Robert Lisk, 40, was charged with possession of cocaine, amphetamine, and drug paraphernalia and resisting a public officer. • Toan Nguyen, 47, was charged with simple assault.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7 • Joseph Gabriel Hyatt, 58, was charged with DWI, possession of a handgun while intoxicated and carrying a concealed gun.

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New Hanover County prepares for tropical impacts from Hurricane Michael In preparation for tropical storm force winds and rain as a result of Hurricane Michael, the New Hanover County Emergency Operations Center will begin operating in a partial activation on Thursday, October 11 at 7 a.m. Emergency operations staff are working closely with local, state, and federal partners to ensure resources are in place to help residents if necessary. A State of Emergency remains in effect for New Hanover County, in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. “Additional power outages may occur as a result of this storm,” said Emergency

Management Director Steven Still. “So we encourage residents to be prepared. Have enough food, water and medication to last for two to three days.” At this time, the county plans to continue with normal business operations on Thursday. Additional information on Hurricane Michael is available on the local National Weather Service website. Emergency information and updates from the county are available at and on the county’s Twitter and Facebook pages.

Gov. Cooper Issues Emergency Orders to Prepare for Hurricane Michael Storm expected to bring strong winds, rain, potential flooding to North Carolina To prepare North Carolina for Hurricane Michael, Governor Roy Cooper today declared a State of Emergency and waived certain transportation rules. Forecasters expect the storm to bring strong wind and rain to North Carolina. “I’m taking action to get North Carolina ready for Hurricane Michael, and I encourage people across our state to get ready as well,” Gov. Cooper said. “Make no mistake—Hurricane Michael is a dreadful storm, and it poses serious risks to North Carolina.” Gov. Cooper signed Executive Order No. 74, declaring a State of Emergency for 66 North Carolina counties. The order will be expanded to additional counties if needed. The State of Emergency authorizes the use of state resources to help local governments respond to the storm. It is also a first step in requesting federal or state assistance to individuals and homeowners if needed. In addition, it activates the state law against price gouging, or charging too much during a time of emergency. Today, Gov. Cooper also signed Executive Order No. 75, temporarily waiving the cap on maximum hours of service restrictions for trucks and heavy vehicles traveling in and through North Carolina and size and weight restrictions for trucks. The order will help farmers harvest and transport their crops and livestock more quickly ahead of the storm. It can also help storm response vehicles and equipment moving into or through the state. Hurricane Michael is expected to make landfall along the Florida panhandle today before curving across Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for six North Carolina counties: Brunswick, New Hanover, Pender, Bladen, Columbus and Robeson. A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for several coastal, eastern and Sandhills counties. Tropical storm force winds will begin arriving in the state overnight tonight into early Thursday morning. Parts of North Carolina still reeling from Hurricane Florence could see sustained tropical storm force winds from Michael. Winds will be strong enough to bring down trees weakened by Florence and to rip tarps from roofs of Florence-damaged homes. Coastal areas can also expect storm surge and coastal flooding. Beaches already weakened by Florence's towering surge may be especially vulnerable. Rain will increase across the state today with the hardest rain expected Thursday and Thursday night. Rain will fall statewide, and as much as 7 inches of rain could fall in some areas of central North Carolina. Heavy rain could cause flash flooding and river flooding. Gov. Cooper cautioned people who live in flood-prone areas to keep a close eye on the forecast and to be ready to evacuate if asked to. Gov. Cooper said state emergency management officials are working with local and federal counterparts to prepare North Carolina for possible impacts from Michael. Gov. Cooper has activated 150 National Guard troops who will report for duty this afternoon. He also urged North Carolinians to take steps to prepare their families. “The last thing people cleaning up from Florence need right now is more wind and rain. But this storm is coming, and we will be ready for it,” Gov. Cooper said. NC Emergency Management shared the following tips for preparing for the storm: • • • •

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Port City Proud fundraiser nets $10,000

Wilmington Strong hurricane relief concert scheduled for Oct. 13 On Saturday, Oct. 13, the City Of Wilmington will present Wilmington Strong: A Hurricane Florence Relief Concert. The concert will feature L Shaped Lot, Jared Sales of Coastal Collective and the Port City Starts, Wilmington Reggae Responders and others. The concert is free and proceeds from collections and concessions will 100 percent benefit local charities that assist with emergency food, housing, home repairs, through the United Way of the Cape Fear. This concert will also honor first responders and others in our community who have, and continue, to respond to community needs after Hurricane Florence. The concert is scheduled for 3:30 pm - 10 p.m. at Greenfield Lake Amphitheater.

25th Annual Bark in the Park raises money for homeless animals affected by Hurricane Florence Staff photos by Terry Lane

Revelers at Jimmy’s Wrightsville Beach on Monday, Oct. 8, raised $10,000 for Port City Proud, a grassroots organization that is clearing debris from homes around the region while also raising money for those affected by the story. Including the totals from Monday, the group has raised more than $30,000, which goes to local charity Hope from Helen to be distributed to needy families. Pictured, clockwise from top: Chase Hedrick, one of the original founders of Port City Proud, prepares the barbeque

for guests; Helen Redwine, Jess Miller and son Wyatt; Skip Schlitzkus donated a rain barrel that he painted outside the bar earlier that day; Amanda Green, Dorothy Adkins , Brooke Johnson and Erica Adkins; Caroline Wood, Kendra Yardley and Mark Yonkers sold and collected raffle tickets.

The 25th annual Bark in the Park Hyperflite Skyhoundz Canine Disc Championships was held on Saturday, Oct. 6 in Wrightsville Beach Park. Patrick Smith and Bear took home first place, Scott Fitzgerald and Flip took second place while Bill Hill and Tappy placed third in the canine athletic competition, where dogs chase and acrobatically catch discs thrown by their handlers.The event was free for participants and spectators, with all breeds being welcome. Organizers collected donations for Heidi’s Hope for Homeless Animals to help Hurricane Florence pet victims.


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Classified and display deadline: Friday noon • Call 910-719-9180 • LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE SALE OF REAL PROPERTY File No. 17-SP-0211 New Hanover County, North Carolina Under and by virtue of the Declaration recorded in Book 1236, Page 0125, New Hanover County Register of Deeds, and the provisions of Chapter 47C of the North Carolina General Statutes, and because of the Respondents’ failure to pay assessments duly assessed by Sands at Carolina Beach Condominiums, III Owners, Inc. (“Association”) as shown by the Claim of Lien for Assessments filed on November 8, 2016, File No. 16-M-1285, in the Office of the New Hanover County Clerk of Superior Court, and pursuant to an Order Allowing Foreclosure of Claim of Lien for Assessments entered by the New Hanover County Clerk of Court on April 26, 2017, the undersigned Trustee will expose for public sale at auction, to the highest bidder for cash, at 11:00 a.m. on the 24th day of October 2018, at the Courthouse door, New Hanover County Judicial Building, 316 Princess Street, Wilmington, North Carolina, the following property (including any improvements thereon) located in New Hanover County, North Carolina: BEING ALL of Unit 1-D, Building 2, of Sands at Carolina Beach Condominium, III, a condominium project, as the same is shown and described on a map thereof recorded in Condominium Plat Book 4, at Pages 63 through 65, in the Office of the Register of Deeds of New Hanover County, North Carolina, reference to which is hereby made for a more particular description. Also commonly known as 603 Carolina Beach Avenue South, Apt. 1-D, Sands III, Carolina Beach, NC 284286319. The record owners of the above-described real property as reflected by the records of the New Hanover County Register of Deeds ten (10) days prior to posting the Notice are William Burks and wife, Maria Burks. The above-described property will be sold “AS IS, WHERE IS,” and is subject to any and all superior mortgages, deeds of trust, liens, judgments, unpaid taxes, easements, conditions, restrictions, and


other matters of record, including, but not limited to, Deeds of Trust recorded in Book 4889, Page 2178, of the New Hanover County Register of Deeds. The successful bidder will be required to deposit with the Trustee immediately upon the conclusion of the sale a cash deposit of five percent (5%) of the amount of the bid or Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750.00), whichever is greater. Any successful bidder shall be required to tender the full purchase price so bid in cash or certified check at the time the Trustee tenders a deed for the property. If for any reason the Trustee does not tender a deed for the property, the successful bidder’s sole remedy shall be a return of the deposit. To the extent this sale involves residential property with less than fifteen (15) units, you are hereby notified of the following: (a) An order for possession of the property may be issued pursuant to § 45-21.29 of the North Carolina General Statutes 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; and (b) 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 by providing written notice of the termination to the landlord, to be effective on a date stated in the notice that is at least ten (10) days, but not more than ninety (90) days, after the sale date contained in the Notice of Sale, provided that the mortgagor has not cured the default at the time the tenant provides notice of termination. 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 IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. THE UNDERSIGNED IS A DEBT COLLECTOR. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE.

GORHAM, L.L.P. 14 South Fifth Street Post Office Drawer 2088 Wilmington, NC 28402-2088 Telephone: (910) 763-9891; Ext. 214 Facsimile: (910) 343-8604 E-Mail: Published: October 11 & 18, 2018

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executrix of the Estate of Sidney Claire Smith, late, of Wilmington, 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 in care of the Executrix at 5836 Oak Bluff, Wilmington, NC 28409, on or before January 11, 2019, 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 11th day of October, 2018. Jeanie H. Dalton Executrix of the Estate of Sidney Claire Smith Douglas A. Fox YOW, FOX & MANNEN, LLP 102 N. 5th Avenue Wilmington, NC 28401 Published: October 11, 18, 25, November 1, 2018

NOTICE TO CREDITORS Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Loretta Gerenser Lewis, 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 J.C. Hearne, II, 265 Racine Drive, Suite 104, Wilmington, North Carolina 28403, on or before the 10th day of January 2019, 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 11th day of October, This the 28th day of Septem2018. ber 2018. Christine Lewis Prinz, Charles D. Meier, Trustee Executor of the Estate of N. C. State Bar No. 13039 Loretta Gerenser Lewis MARSHALL, WILLIAMS & c/o J.C. Hearne, II

265 Racine Drive, Suite 104 Wilmington, NC 28403 October 11, 18, 25, November 1, 2018 EXECUTOR’S NOTICE 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 Edward Robert Prince (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 3rd day of January 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 4th day of October 2018. Stephen Robert Prince, Executor 3140 Laurel Circle Centerton, AR 72719 October 4, 11, 18, 25, 2018 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 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 Robert “Bobby” Homer Baker, Jr. (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 27th day of December 2018, 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.

IN THE GENERAL COURT OF JUSTICE SUPERIOR COURT DIVISION 18 E 1086 Having qualified as Executor of the Estate of Joyce Resanovich aka Joyce S Walker, late of Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, this is to notify all persons, firms and corporations having claims against the estate of said decedent to exhibit them to the undersigned on or before December 27, 2018, or this notice will be pleaded in bar of their recovery. All persons, firms and corporations indebted to said estate please make immediate payment to the undersigned.

THIS the 27th day of September 2018. Joseph Hall 241 Brighton Road Wilmington, NC 28409 PATRICIA C. JENKINS Hogue Hill, LLP Attorneys at Law P. O. Box 2178 Wilmington, NC 28402 September 27, October 4, 11, 18, 2018

This is the 27th day of September 2018. Allyson Baker-Newton, Executor 110 Chadwick Ave. Wilmington, N.C. 28401 September 27, October 4, 11, 18, 2018 EXECUTOR’S NOTICE STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA COUNTY OF NEW HANOVER

The undersigned having qualified as Executor of the Estate of George T. Fokakis (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 27th day of December 2018, 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 27th day of September 2018. Charlie M. Belissary 5008 Wynfield Court Myrtle Beach, S.C. 29577 September 27, October 4, 11, 18, 2018

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 Early Worship: 8:00 a.m. Beach Access 4 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. 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., Tuesday – Friday, noon. 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. 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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