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• Coffee with a Cop • Wine & Food Weekend • Lookout Spring Road Race • Easter Egg Hunts • Newport Pig Cookin’ • At the Aquarium • Rental Signs • Property Watch • Emerald Tidings • Book Bag • Events Calendar • Mayors’ Notes Atlantic Beach Pine Knoll Shores Emerald Isle
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36 News Coasting.........................................................................................................................................................8 Coastal Currents...........................................................................................................................................18 Bulletin Board...............................................................................................................................................28 Property Watch.............................................................................................................................................40
Features Book Bag......................................................................................................................................................12 Rental Signs.................................................................................................................................................14 Coffee with a Cop.........................................................................................................................................32 Wining & Dining in Beaufort and Beyond.....................................................................................................34 Homes Open Doors to Support Library........................................................................................................36 At the Aquarium............................................................................................................................................38 Power Squadron News.................................................................................................................................44 Coastal Report..............................................................................................................................................46 Biggerts-Waters Insurance Update..............................................................................................................51 Strawberry Time...........................................................................................................................................52
Departments County Perspective......................................................................................................................................16 Tide Tables...................................................................................................................................................17 Chamber Connection....................................................................................................................................20 Tourism Barometer.......................................................................................................................................48 The Divot......................................................................................................................................................46 Best Buys.....................................................................................................................................................54 Advertiser Index............................................................................................................................................57
Townships ATLANTIC BEACH Mayor’s Notes..............................................................................................................................................50 EMERALD ISLE Mayor’s Notes..............................................................................................................................................22 Emerald Tidings............................................................................................................................................24 Staying Busy.................................................................................................................................................28 PINE KNOLL SHORES Mayor’s Notes..............................................................................................................................................52 Club News....................................................................................................................................................53
Thanks to our Contributors:
Eddie Barber, Elizabeth Barrow, Chip Chamberlin, Trace Cooper, Anne D. Edwards, Lainey Gottuso, Ken Jones, Pam Minnick, NC Coastal Federation, Julie Powers, Michelle Powers, Rudi Rudolph, Frank Rush, Mike Wagoner, Julia Batten Wax & Clare Winslow.
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Book Sale Scheduled The Friends of the Bogue Banks Public Library are hosting a gently used book sale from 10am-2pm on Saturday, April 5. The sale allows visitors to expand their libraries while raising much needed funds for the purchase of new books and support of community programs for the general public. The sale is held at Shepherd of the Sea, 201 E. Fort Macon Road. Most books will sell for $1 or less, with 2013-14 editions going for $5. Paperbacks, children’s books and puzzles are also available. A members-only preview is planned for 7pm on Friday, April 4. The Bogue Banks Public Library serves residents of Atlantic Beach, Emerald Isle and Pine Knoll Shores and is supported by Friends of the Library yearly membership fees. Membership applications are available at used book sales and the library. Yearly memberships are $15 for a family and $10 for individuals.
Bluegrass Festival in Stella White Oak Shores Camping and RV Resort is hosting the 7th annual White Oak Shores Bluegrass Festival on Friday and Saturday April 25-26. The campground, located in Stella on the White Oak River, is the site for 20 concerts over the course of two days. Each performer has an early show and an evening show, with early shows starting at noon and the evening shows beginning at 6:15 each day. Al Batten hosts both days of the festival. He has toured with the NC Symphony and is a member (Cont. on page 10)
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of Al Batten and the Bluegrass Reunion. Friday’s headliner is The Malpass Brothers. They have spent many seasons touring with Merle Hoggard and specialize in classic country music. Other bands include Boys from Carolina, Carolina Grass, Sapony Creek, Damascus Ridge, Hwy 58, Ted Jones and Sourwood Mountain Band. Tickets for the event are $15 per person, per day or $25 for both days. Camping packages are also available, $150 for two nights of camping for two people. Additional nights are $50 extra and additional people are $25 for the two days. Food and beverages are available during the event. Feel free to bring a string instrument and play in the after show. For more information, visit whiteoakshores.com.
25th Lookout Road Race The 25th annual Lookout Rotary Spring Road Race is scheduled for Saturday, April 26. The road race offers a variety of different races for all fitness levels. The road race starts at the Sports Center, located at 701 N. 35th St. in Morehead City. On-site registration begins at 7am. The different races have staggered start times, with the last section beginning at 8:30am. Races include the ‘Run for Healthy Living’ one-mile run for fifth graders, a one-mile run and fitness walk, 5K/10K wheelchair, 5K/10K tot push/pull and the 5K/10K run and fitness walk. Long sleeved T-shirts are provided to the first 350 participants. Additional shirts, as available, can be purchased at the event upon closing of registration. Packet pick-up is at Connecting Point Computer Center, 4370-B Arendell St., from 5-6:30pm on Friday, April 25. Pre-registration fee is $25 for each race and $50 for a family, two adults and all children under 18 living in the same household. Pre-registration rates are available until 5pm on April 18. Standard registration is $30 for each race and $60 for a family. The military discount is $10. Register online at runtheeast.com, in person at the Sports Center or on the day of the race at the race site. For more information, visit lookoutrotaryroadrace.com.
EI Sea Turtle Program Sea turtle season along the North Carolina coast is approaching with the first arrivals of mother turtles expected in mid to late May. The Emerald Isle Sea Turtle Protection Program is holding its annual pre-season general information meeting on Saturday, April 12. The meeting is scheduled for 9am in the Emerald Isle board room next to the police department. The meeting is intended to provide updates for veteran program volunteers and to help newcomers find their most useful positions on the beach walking teams. Usually the first nests in Emerald Isle are laid between May 15 and June 1, but the volunteers start walking on May 1 so as not to miss any early nests. 10
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Anyone seeing a sea turtle is asked to phone the Emerald Isle non-emergency police line, 252-354-2021. For more information, contact Pam Minnick at PAMinn@aol.com.
Publick Day Returns The grounds of the Beaufort Historic Site become an oldfashioned marketplace from 9am-4pm on Saturday, April 12. It’s Publick Day in Beaufort, which kicks off the spring season for the Beaufort Historical Association. As in years past, the grounds of the site will recreate Publick Times when colonial merchants set up shop outside during court session. Vendors will sell antiques, vintage finds, collectibles, arts and crafts, wood crafts, furniture, hand-made jewelry, baskets, pottery and much more. Fashioned after Williamsburg of the 1700s when the general court was in session, Publick Day gave visitors from far and wide an opportunity to come to town to see and be seen, conduct court business, shop, gossip, dine and dance. This event is held rain or shine. All proceeds from Publick Day go towards to on-going restoration efforts and educational programs of the BHA. For more information, call 252-728-5225 or visit www.beauforthistoricsite.org.
Relive the Civil War People often remember their history classes as boring and dry. However Fort Macon State Park will change some of that Saturday and Sunday, April 12-13 with a Civil War Reenactment. The First NC Volunteers/11th NC Regiment and other reenacting groups will portray troops from the Civil War era. The public program is ongoing from 10am-4pm each day and offers visitors a glimpse back in time to the American
Civil War. Uniformed military and civilian living historians will demonstrate life in the fort. Activities include military drill and weapons demonstrations, as well as firing some of the large artillery pieces located in the fort. There are several opportunities for visitors of all ages to join in with the reenactors during the day in the form of interactive activities including drilling on the parade ground and a narrated Women’s fashion show. A small skirmish is scheduled for 1:30pm to show how the fort’s defenses were designed to withstand a land based attack. Displays of uniforms and flags from the civil war will also be available for viewing. For more information, visit ncparks.gov/visit/parks/foma/ main.php.
Looking for Eggs The beginning of spring also means one of the first major events of the year, Easter. Many local organizations and towns are taking part and hosting events throughout
the county. Go to one, or visit them all to collect as many colored eggs and prizes as possible. Here’s a list of some of the major egg hunts throughout the county: Sunday, April 13 • Emerald Isle Easter Egg Hunt. Noon. Join the EI Bunny at Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation for festivities including sidewalk chalking, face painting, music and more. The egg hunting begins at 1pm. Hunters should bring their own basket and arrive prior to 12:45pm. Prizes will be awarded
in each age group for the person finding the EI Bunny’s prize eggs. Details: 252-354-6350. • BHA Easter Egg Hunt. 11am. Children age 7 and under will enjoy a little Easter fun at the Beaufort Historic Site. (Cont. on page 26)
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The Goldfinch By Donna Tartt DONNA TARTT’S LATEST novel has created quite a stir in literary circles in recent weeks as it has remained at the top of the fiction bestseller list. The work is 771 pages long which requires a sizable commitment on the part of the reader. Most have found it worth the time and have been amazed by the lengthy narratives and the descriptive train of thought passages. “The Goldfinch” is a disturbing account of one person’s journey through grief and hardships. Theo Decker is a 13year-old boy whose mother dies when the Metropolitan Art Museum they are visiting explodes from a terrorist bomb. Theo is lost without his mother and is placed in the home of a wealthy family on Park Avenue in New York where he is both safe and uncomfortable. Later, he goes to live with his far less than responsible father. The connecting tissue of the novel is a priceless painting produced in 1654 by the artist Carel Fabritius of a bird chained to a pedestal. As the museum collapses around
Theo he takes the small painting, at first to protect it, later not knowing how to return it. The actual painting is real and resides in the Royal Picture Gallery of The Hague. Tartt uses literary license to place it in New York as well as to describe the attack on the museum. Theo, in the course of the story, meets Hobie, a furniture restorer, and Boris, another waif who has a father as irresponsible as Theo’s. The novel is full of other interesting individuals, but these two are reminiscent of a Dickens work. Hobie is steady and supportive to the sometimes lost Theo. Boris is charming and bold. Theo spends extensive time with each of these supporting characters. Theo and Boris use drugs, get into trouble and travel the world with their relationship forming the emotional core of the story. My one criticism of “The Goldfinch” is that it is uneven, some parts even tempted me to skip over them. With that said, I would encourage readers to stick with it and reap the rewards of spending some hours with this wonderful work. There is one two-page passage which may be the most depressing view of life I have ever read, but I am so glad I read it. It is an example of how Tartt can expand on descriptions with artistic genius. This is an engrossing read, a rare novel, smart and emotional. How the author can find the words needed to add this much detail to a story is amazing. How she can keep one hoping for a rewarding end to the tale is mesmerizing. It is well worth investing the hours needed to follow Theo to the conclusion of his journey. Don’t drop this book on your foot. Curt Finch Emerald Isle Books
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North Carolina Tourism, 21st Century Style PERHAPS IT IS because March is my birthday month that I am feeling a bit of nostalgia for the good old days of North Carolina tourism. The visitors to Emerald Isle back in the 1960s were content with simple cottages, no air conditioning – because they loved to fling the windows open for our southwesterly breezes, salt tinged, straight off the ocean – and of course, nary a television at all. North Carolina was just beginning to understand how important tourism was for our state economy and at the state level, organizations such as the Travel Council were being formed and the North Carolina legislature had begun funding these nascent marketing efforts. Smile if you remember hearing television ads for “North Carolina … the Variety Vacationland!” Over 50 years later, North Carolina is still blessed to have a very robust tourism economy, but the North Carolina legislature, with multiple competing priorities for our state budget, has reduced spending for our tourism marketing efforts. The NC Tourism Division is smartly leveraging every available dollar to help us hold our market position. From the Division’s website we learn: • Visitors traveling to, and within, the state of North Carolina spent a record $19.4 billion in 2012, supporting more than 40,000 North Carolina businesses and directly supporting nearly 200,000 jobs all across the state.
• State and local tax revenues generated as a result of visitor spending totals more than $1.5 billion annually. • North Carolina ranks as the 6th most visited state in the United States. • The state’s natural scenic beauty, rich history and culture, vibrant cities, quaint small towns, and central east coast location make it an ideal travel destination. What does this mean for the Crystal Coast? As providers of much of this rich inventory of experiences that create special travel memories – and in particular our beautiful beach town vacation rental homes – we have a responsibility to do our part to uphold the North Carolina brand. Research has shown that travelers choose North Carolina because they are looking for our unique blend of natural beauty and affordability. Speaking in early March at the Governor’s Conference on Travel and Tourism, Roger Brooks challenged the leaders in tourism gathered in Charlotte to make it our responsibility to not just market our destination, but to manage the tourism product development in our hometowns. Our visitors are seeking pedestrian friendly dining and shopping opportunities. Emerald Isle has been a local leader with the establishment of walking, biking and jogging paths. Plans for a proposed Welcome Center in downtown Emerald Isle would create a “front porch” for our residents and visitors to step off the well-used biking and walking path to refresh themselves in rocking chairs on the covered porch, use the clean and convenient restrooms and chat with Welcome Center staff as they pick up brochures for the many museums, shops, restaurants, art galleries, fishing (Cont.on page 50)
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‘Military Friendly’ is our State of Mind NORTH CAROLINA TAKES pride in being the “most military friendly” state in the nation, but that reputation needs to be polished up a tad – especially with a new BRAC looming on the horizon. Political observers expect Congress to establish a Base Closure and Realignment Commission (BRAC) in the 2015-17 time period. That’s a list no one wants to be on. The BRAC needs to be viewed as an opportunity for – and not as a threat to – Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point and Fleet Readiness Center East. With the impending gouging of US Dept. of Defense dollars, it behooves the region – Carteret, Craven, Jones and Pamlico counties – to fire up and build the case to protect and defend Cherry Point, with its annual economic impact to the region of some $2.2 billion. “It’s not enough to love your base; everybody loves their base,” said military consultant Pete Rose of The Franklin Group of Washington, DC. In the forefront of this fortification effort is the Allies for Cherry Point’s Tomorrow (ACT). The public/private partnership is gearing up for BRAC warfare … and needs to take advantage of the “pre-BRAC” window. On the plus side, the communities around Cherry Point have done a commendable job of protecting against encroachment of the main base as well as the military training sites serving the warfighter, including three training fields in
Carteret County – at Bogue, Atlantic and Piney Island. Land use planning is the name of that game. Hail to the ordinance writers within local county and municipals governments – namely Carteret County and Town of Newport – for perceiving the threats posed by wind turbines and other tall structures to low-level flight training patterns. Their governing boards have enacted strict ordinances regarding the construction and operation of tall structures. Cassidy & Associates is another consulting firm, also based in Washington, DC, that has provided advice and counsel to ACT. One of its strategies is to build a strong localstate-federal coalition to speak up for Cherry Point … and all military communities in Eastern North Carolina, for that matter. That gulping sound you hear ought to be coming from Raleigh. Gov. Pat McCrory needs to pull on his boots and get on the ground to take command to coordinate an offensive strike – battling for military and civilian defense industry jobs in North Carolina. “State” could be the most wobbly leg in the three-way coalition that the Cassidy folks prescribe. For more information, contact the chamber at 252-7266350 or 1-800-622-6278, or email mike@nccoastchamber. com. Mike Wagoner, President Carteret County Chamber of Commerce
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Tues. 1: Nature Trek with Hammocks Beach State Park. 5:30pm. Hammocks Beach State Park Rangers are coming to Swansboro Parks and Recreation to offer a Nature Trek Series. Open to ages 6-12. Free. Details: 910-3262600. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30: Civil War Musket Firing Demonstration. Noon. Learn about a Civil War era musket’s history, loading procedures and firing at Fort Macon. Meet in the Fort. Details: 252-726-3775. 3, 10, 17, 24: Natural Side of Fort Macon Hike. 10am. Meet in the visitor. Details: 252-7263775. 4, 11, 18, 25: Spring Walking Club. 9am. Join neighbors and friends in an attempt to create a healthier lifestyle. Emerald Isle Community Center. Details: firstname.lastname@example.org or 252-354-6350. 4-5: Newport Pig Cookin’. Expect barbecue plates, amusement rides and games and plenty of fun. Details: 252-241-3488. Fri. 4: Lunch with a Dash of History. 11:30am1pm. The History Place hosts Rodney Kemp for a lunch program sprinkled with regional history. The cost with lunch is $15/$12 for member, $8/$5 for members without. Details: 252-247-7533. 5, 12, 19, 26: Behind the Scenes: Aquarium Close Encounters. 2-3:30pm. Age 8 and up, $15. Details: www.ncaquariums.com. Sat. 5: Bogue Banks Library Book Sale. 10am2pm. Details: carteret.cpclib.org/bb/friends. Hydroponics. 10am. Join local hydroponics growing expert at Carolina Home & Garden. Details: 252-393-9004. Otter Birthday Bash. Put on your party hats for the annual Otter Birthday Party. The merriment centers around three of the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shore’s favorite residents. Free. Details: www.ncaqauriums. com. Touch a Truck. 10am-5pm. The Swansboro Parks and Recreation Department holds Touch a Truck, an event that provides a unique opportunity to explore, climb, touch, learn what the trucks do, how they work and how they benefit our community. Details: 910326-2600. 7, 21: Pre-K Play. 9-10am. Parents and tots 5 and under enjoy open play in the Blue Heron Park gymnasium, Emerald Isle. Free. Details: 252-354-6350. Tue. 8: Free Cone Day. Emerald Isle Ben and Jerry’s hosts free cone day, with all tips going to Hope for the Warriors. Details: email@example.com. Wed. 9: Lee Smith Lunch. 11am. Lee Smith, North Carolina author, will give a talk and reading at the Atlantic Beach Coral Bay Club. Cost is $15, subscribers, $35, nonsubscribers plus the cost of lunch. Details: 252-240-0987 or 252-240-1699. 18
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Fri. 11: Friday Free Flicks. 7pm. At Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation. Call 252-354-6350 one week prior for movie title. 12-13: Civil War Reenactment. 10am-4pm. Fort Macon State Park. Details: www.ncparks. gov/visit/parks/foma. Sat. 12: Drew Nelson Performs. 8pm. The artist performs at Clawson’s Restaurant. General admission, $15; members, $12; students, $8. Doors open at 7pm. Details: www. downeastfolkarts.org. WOES Tie-Dye Dash/Family Fitness Fun Day. 9am-1pm. Eastern Ocean Regional Public Beach Access. Registration fees are $15, individual and $40, family. Details: 252-3546350. Publick Day. 9am-4pm. An old-fashion flea market takes over the Beaufort Historic Site. Details: 252-728-5225. Nautical Tool & Tag Sale. 7-10am. Old tools, motors, boats and pieces can be found at this annual fundraising event for the NC Maritime Museum, Beaufort. Details: 252-728-7317, www.ncmaritimemuseum.org. Herbs with CJ. 10:30am. Carolina Home & Garden employee CJ will discuss the many uses of herbs that you can grow in the garden. Details: 252-393-9004. Swansboro Riverview 5K. 8am. This 5K takes participants on a scenic route along the White Oak River and historic downtown. Cost is $20. Details: Swansboro.recdesk.com. Sun. 13: Emerald Isle Easter Egg Hunt. Noon. The egg hunting begins at 1pm. Bring your own basket and arrive prior to 12:45pm. Details: 252-354-6350. BHA Easter Egg Hunt. 11am. Children age 7 and under enjoy Easter fun at the Beaufort Historic Site. Prizes and refreshments follow. Details: 252-728-5225. Birding on the White Oak River. 10am-Noon. Join local birding expert Joanne Powell and the N.C. Coastal Federation for a birding cruise on the White Oak River in Swansboro. $20 per person. Details: 252-393-8185 or www.nccoast.org. Thur. 17: Emerald Isle Supper Club. 6:30pm. Held at the Emerald Isle Town Hall, the Supper Club meets the third Thursday of the month. Free, bring a potluck dish. Details: Mary Leohner, 252-354-6079. Sat. 19: Earth Day Celebration. 10am-3pm. Held at Fort Macon. Details: 252-728-2250. Morehead City Easter Egg Hunt. 9:30am. Planned for Rotary Park on Mayberry Loop Road by the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Dept. Age 12 and under, free. Details: 252-726-5083. Easter Egg Hunt. 11am. Carolina Home & Garden, Newport, holds its annual Easter egg hunt with special guest, the Easter Bunny. Pine Knoll Shores Easter Egg Hunt. 10am. The Easter Bunny always finds his way to Garner Park, located on Oakleaf Drive. The hunt is designated for children 12 and under. Details: 252-247-4353.
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Cedar Point Egg Hunt. 3pm. The fourth annual Cedar Point Egg Hunt is held at the Veterans Memorial Rain Garden at Cedar Point Town Hall. Free, children up to age 10. Details: 252-393-7898. St. Francis by the Sea Episcopal Church Egg Hunt. 6pm. Located in Salter Path. Details: 252-240-2388. Music in the Gardens. 11am-2pm. Carolina Home & Garden hosts musician Kevin Siebold for music in the gardens. Details: 252-393-9004. 20-26: Party for the Planet. The annual weeklong Earth Day celebration shows guests how to make their environment one of green places and green spaces with easy actions. Activities are free with admission, membership. Details: www.ncaquariums.com. 23-27: 10th Annual Beaufort Wine & Food Weekend. Wonderful wine and tempting meals are the focal point of this weekend full of wine and food pairings, workshops, dinners and more. Details: www.beaufortwineandfood. com. Thur. 24: Coffee with a Cop. 9-10am. Join neighbors and Emerald Isle police officers for a casual cup of java while discussing concerns or ideas. Call 252-354-3424 for location. 25-26: 8th Annual Bluegrass Festival. The White Oak Shores Camping & RV Resort in Stella host this annual event featuring more than 20 live performances. Tickets are $30 per person at the gate, $25 in advance, $50 for both days. Fri. 25: Cakes for Conservation. Express your conservation philosophy in frosting and compete for cash in the annual Cakes for Conservation contest. Details: www. ncaquariums.com. American Red Cross Blood Drive. 27pm. Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Community Center. Details: 252-354-6350. Broad Street Clinic Golf Tournament. 1pm. The 6th annual Broad Street Clinic Golf Tournament is held at Brandywine Bay Golf Club in Morehead City. Details: Marty Beam, 252-2551590. Sat. 26: Legacy Theater Company. 7pm. Enjoy a series of one act skits from drama to comedy. Cost is $10 for members and $15 for non members. Details: www.seasideartscouncil. com. Lookout Road Race. 8am. Sponsored by the Lookout Rotary Club, this annual familyfriendly event begins and ends at the Sports Center, Morehead City. Registration begins at 7am. Details: 252-726-7826. Music in the Gardens. 11am-2pm. Carolina Home & Garden hosts musician Dave Robinson for music in the gardens. Details: 252-393-9004. Hanging Baskets. 11am. In this class at Carolina Home & Garden, you will learn to put together a beautiful hanging basket from a store expert. Details: 252-393-9004.
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Chamber Honors 2 Bogue Banks Business Leaders TWO BOGUE BANKS business leaders received individual awards from the Carteret County Chamber of Commerce at the organization’s recent annual meeting, the Crystal Ball. Sandy Howard of Amos Mosquito’s Restaurant & Bar in Atlantic Beach was presented with the Arnold Murray Small Business Person of the Year Award, and Wendy Routson of the Emerald Isle Beach & Pool Club in Emerald Isle was the winner of the Cassie Algeo Award for Extraordinary Chamber Leadership. Amos Mosquito’s began operation at its Atlantic Beach location in the spring of 2003. As general manager, Sandy Howard was smart enough to team up with his wife, Hallock Cooper, as the chef, and his mother-in-law, Pam Cooper, as the bookkeeper. Sandy is a past board member with the chamber and was nominated for this award by Scott Eckholdt of Wells Fargo, on behalf of Connect Carteret – A Young Professionals Network, which the chamber helped spawn a few years ago. Sandy spoke at one of the Connect Carteret Lunch & Learn sessions in July of 2013 … and left quite an impression. In Eckholdt’s words: “Sandy Howard and his team have set the standard for fine family dining. Amos Mosquito’s has ‘cracked the code’ on balancing tourists and locals. They have done this by making the tourists feel like locals and the locals feel valued and appreciated. “Wendy Routson is an all-star performer in all respects,”
said Chamber Board Chair Bill Rogerson. “She has consistently stepped up to make enormous contributions to our organization, as a member of the board of directors. “Wendy runs a first-class operation at the Emerald Isle Beach & Pool Club, one of the true gems of the Crystal Coast,” Rogerson said. “She has hosted chamber business, networking and social events at the club, including Leadership Carteret sessions, legislative receptions and our Board-Level Planning Conference. “In fact, the Emerald Isle Beach & Pool Club has become the permanent home of the Chamber’s Customer Service Champions Reception in the fall; it’s where we present the annual Outrageous Customer Service Awards. “If I had my way … Wendy Routson would be an automatic winner … each and every year. She excels in providing outrageous customer service. She has also been a great advocate for increasing membership in our western district, which includes Emerald Isle, Indian Beach, Pine Knoll Shores, Cape Carteret and Cedar Point.” Other major award winners at the Crystal Ball were: Bucky and Wendi Oliver of The Boathouse at Front Street Village – Citizens of the Year. Debbie Fisher of Mary Kay Cosmetics – Chamber Ambassador of the Year. (She is also a real estate agent with Coastal Heritage Connection – Realty World and the owner of two other businesses.) Mike Wagoner, President Carteret County Chamber of Commerce
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Welcoming Spring in Emerald Isle AS I SIT in my office writing the article for Island Review on a cold, rainy and windy day in March my thoughts turn to the hope of April. The beauty of the dogwoods blooming, azaleas, jonquils and the other signs of spring bring delightful thoughts on this cold rainy day. I know we are all looking forward to warmer and sunnier days at the beach. I can’t wait to feel the warm sand between my toes as I walk the beautiful beach of our town. April brings the hope of a new season and spending time with family and friends at Emerald Isle. I would like to encourage our citizens to use the month of April to become involved with many of our wonderful nonprofits in our area. Groups such as Habitat for Humanity, Broad Street Clinic, Salvation Army, The Food Bank, Hem of His Garment, After School Reading Programs, Hope for the Warriors or your local church are just a few which could always use an extra hand. The other day I was fortunate enough to have been asked to go to White Oak Elementary School to read to several classes. What a joy it was for me to read Dr. Seuss to the students at White Oak, to see the
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joy on their faces. Take time this month to give a few hours each week to helping others. One organization that I have been very active in the past eight years is the Wounded Warriors and the Hope for the Warriors. These organizations do an outstanding job in reaching out to our brave women and men who have been injured in serving our country. I have visited with them and worked closely with both groups. On a personal note I would like to invite our citizens out to honor our Warriors on Tuesday, April 8 from noon to 8pm at Ben & Jerry’s. We will be having our annual free cone day. You are invited to drop by and have a free cone of ice cream and make a donation to the Hope for the Warriors. We will have Marines scooping out free ice cream and you can make a donation to this worthy cause. I am hoping to raise $2,500 for this worthy cause. Also present will be leaders from the Hope for the Warriors. Marines and our area Mayors will be serving as “volunteer scoopers” throughout the day. Hope to see you on April 8. May we all enjoy April and walk barefoot on the beach, spend time with family and friends and reach out to others this month.
~Emerald Tidings~ 2014 Controlled Deer Hunt Complete Nearly 1000 lbs of Deer Meat Donated
THE TOWN’S 2014 controlled deer hunt was completed on Feb. 20, one week earlier than anticipated. A total of 51 deer carrying 58 fetuses were removed by the town’s hunters. The NC Wildlife Resources Commission had previously estimated the town’s deer population at 159 deer, and noted that the town should remove approximately 50 deer annually to maintain a manageable deer population in Emerald Isle. Harvested deer were processed by a facility in Carteret County and nearly 1,000 lbs. of deer meat was donated to feed the hungry at the Hope Mission in Morehead City. Hope Mission feeds more than 100 hungry individuals every day, and the town was pleased to assist them.
New Fire Engine Delivered
The Emerald Isle Fire Department recently took delivery of a 2014 Toyne Fire engine. The new truck replaces an existing Seagrave Fire engine originally purchased in 1989. The EIFD operates with a ladder truck and 3 pumper trucks, and maintains a Class 4 ISO rating, which is excellent for any fire department, especially a community of our size. The town is fortunate to be served by an excellent team of dedicated firefighters and emergency first responders.
Secure Your Hurricane Re-Entry Permits Now
The town utilizes a hurricane re-entry permit system to assign priority for returning to the island if the town is closed as a result of hurricane damage. The town previously issued permanent hurricane re-entry permits to all property owners in Emerald Isle. These permits allow residents and property owners to return to the island earlier than the general public if the island is temporarily closed after a hurricane. The town’s re-entry permits are permanent, and are intended to be transferred with the property. If you sell your property, the re-entry permit should be transferred to the new owner. If you are purchasing property, please make sure the permit is transferred to you at the closing. If you are a long-term renter, please contact your landlord for the re-entry permit for your rental unit. If you do not have a permit, a replacement permit can be obtained from town hall at a cost of $25. Conclusive proof of property ownership or residency (for renters) is required in order to secure a replacement permit. The town urges all residents and property owners to make sure that you have the necessary re-entry permit well in advance of an approaching hurricane. Town staff is always extremely busy preparing for an approaching hurricane, and at some point it becomes necessary to stop the issuance of hurricane re-entry permits. In years past, there were numerous residents and property owners who waited until the last minute to secure re-entry permits, and these individuals were unable to secure one. Although recent storms did not result in a prolonged closure of the town, future storms may require the temporary closure of the town. Please don’t wait to get your re-entry permit! If you don’t have a re-entry permit, please obtain one now at the town administration building located at 7509 Emerald Drive. We’re open from 8am to 5pm, Monday thru Friday. Hurricane re-entry permits can now also be secured via email. Please visit www.emeraldisle-nc.org/reentrypermit for more details.
Storm Water Pipe Installation in March, April
The town has awarded two separate contracts to install storm water pipe along Coast Guard Road and within Lands End. The new storm water pipe will connect existing pump stations to the town’s Emerald Isle Woods Park receiving site. New pipe will be installed along Coast Guard Road during March, with work moving into Lands End in April and into May. We expect all work to be complete before Memorial Day weekend. Thanks for your patience during the construction process!
Portion of Hwy 58 Bike Path Nearly Complete
The town’s contractor is nearing completion of the new 1.4 mile bike path segment on NC
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58 between Fairfax Road and the Ocean Drive “dogleg.” The completion of this segment brings the Town’s total bike path length to nearly 7 miles along Hwy 58 and Coast Guard Road. Work has also begun on the construction of the new 2.7 mile bike path segment along NC 58 between the Eastern Ocean Regional Access and the Indian Beach town limits. This new segment is expected to be complete before Memorial Day weekend, and will enable bicyclists, runners, and pedestrians from the eastern end of Town to access the main commercial area via the new bike path.
Bike Path Construction in April, May
The town also expects to complete the Coast Guard Road bike path by Memorial Day. Construction of the bike path segment from Dolphin Ridge to the main entrance to Lands End will be completed in conjunction with the installation of new storm water pipe, and should be complete sometime in April. The new bike path segment from the main entrance to Lands End (Cont. on page 48)
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Prizes and refreshments follow. Details: 252-728-5225. • Swansboro Eggs-travaganza. 2pm. Swansboro Parks and Recreations hosts an egg hunt at the Swansboro Recreation Center. Age categories include: 3 & under, 4-7 and 8-12. Snacks and refreshments are available. Bring a basket. Free. Details: 910-326-2600. Saturday, April 19 • Morehead City Easter Egg Hunt. 9:30am. Planned for Rotary Park on Mayberry Loop Road by the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Dept., the annual hunt involves more than 10,000 eggs and three grand prizes. Age 12 and under, free. Details: 252-726-5083. • Pine Knoll Shores Easter Egg Hunt. 10am. The Easter Bunny always finds his way to Garner Park, located on Oakleaf Drive, to hide hundreds of eggs for the kids. Although the hunt is designated for children 12 and under, this event is still fun for the whole family. Details: 252-2474353. • Cedar Point Egg Hunt. 3pm. The fourth annual Cedar Point Egg Hunt is held at the Veterans Memorial Rain Garden at Cedar Point Town Hall. Free, children up to age 10. First 100 children will be given free ID kits. Details: 252393-7898. • St. Francis by the Sea Episcopal Church Egg Hunt. 6pm. Located in Salter Path. Details: 252-240-2388. Find more egg hunts in our online calendar at www. nccoast.com.
All About the Pig For the small town of Newport, it isn’t quite springtime until the Newport Pig Cookin’ Contest brings the aroma of barbecue to town. The largest whole hog BBQ pig cooking contest in the country is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, April 4-5. This event has been a staple of Newport for 35 years, and this year the event is dedicated to retired Mayor
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of the contest. In the 35 previous years, the Newport Pig Cookin’ has raised more than $804,980 for various nonprofit organizations. While the main attraction is the cooking contest and barbecue plates for $7, there’s plenty of other attractions to keep you entertained. The event includes concession stands, rides, bake sales, funnel cakes, vendors and live music. Featured bands include Cold Biscuit, Fantastic Shakers, Elvis impersonator Ryder Preston and North Tower. Opening ceremonies start at 6pm on Friday, and rides continue until midnight. Judging takes place on Saturday beginning at 8am for Group A and 10am for Group B. The event closes down at 5:30pm. The event is free, and barbecue serving begins at 11am on Saturday. For more information, visit www.newportpigcooking.com.
Celebrate Earth Day The Crystal Coast Earth Day Festival is coming to Fort Macon from 10am-3pm on Saturday, April 19. Join local conservation groups and organizations for a free, fun-filled day for the whole family. The festivities include more than 20 environmental educators including the Cape Lookout National Seashore, NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, NC Division of Coastal Management and many others. Get close to marine invertebrates with a touch tank, meet rescued wildlife, make coastal crafts and discover ways to protect the environment. The festival also features local artists and live music. For more information, call 252-726-3775.
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The Emerald Isle Parks & Recreation offers step and step-free aerobic classes • Mon, Tues 4-5pm, SOAR Kid’s Aerobics, ages 10-17 • M,TH,F 8am, Step • Tues 8am, Dance Fusion • Mon 9:15am, Easy Step • Tues 9am & Fri 9:15am, Body Sculpt • Mon & Wed 5:30pm, SSS (step/strength/sculpt) • Tues 5:30pm, Tabata • Wed 8am & 4:30pm, Fri 4:30pm & Sat 10am, ZUMBA! Fees: $1/class members, $5/class nonmembers.
Yoga Program Schedule
•Yoga: Taught by certified Yoga instructors on staff, these classes focus on basic Yoga postures & asana for all levels: Tues, 10am & Thurs, 9am. •Gentle Yoga: Friday 10:30am: $2 members, $7 nonmembers. •Yoga as Therapy Instructed by a physical therapist, this class incorporates core strengthening, spinal stability, stretching, balance and gentle yoga poses. The emphasis is on correct alignment and individual modification. Appropriate for all levels. Mon, 10:30am & Wed, 9am: $5 members, $10 nonmembers.
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•KIAI Karate: Thurs, 4:45-5:45pm, ages 5-8 and 6-9pm for age 9 and up depending on level. •SAFE Gentle Karate: Sat, 9-10am, Self-defense, Awareness, Fitness, Empower – for women of all ages.
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April 7, 21: 9-10am, Story Time and Pre-K Play. Story time in our classroom followed by open play in our gymnasium for children birth to 5 years. All children must be accompanied by an adult, as supervision is not provided. This is a time for parents and children to socialize and play. Please bring any supplies needed such as diapers, wipes, bottles, etc. Call 252-354-6350 for more details. April 11: 7pm, Friday Free Flicks. Movies are family oriented. Free and open to the public, children must be accompanied by an adult. Popcorn and drink for $1. Please bring chairs and or blankets, no outside beverages or snacks. This month’s featured movie is “Despicable Me 2.” April 12: 9am-1pm, WOES Tie-Dye Dash and Fun Day. White Oak Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization is partnering with Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation to present The Tie Dye Dash and Fun Day. This event combines White Oak’s “Spring Fling” and Parks and Recreation’s “Family Fitness Fun Day.” Activities take place at the Eastern Ocean Regional Public Beach Access starting with a 1-mile “fun run” at 9am. Registration is $15 for an individual and $40 for a family and closes at 5pm on April 4. The first 100 registrants will receive a free T-shirt. All others should wear a white T-shirt the day of the dash – additional shirts will be available for purchase. For more information, to register, to become a sponsor or vendor, please contact Lainey Gottuso at email@example.com or 252-354-6350. April 13: 1pm, Easter Egg Hunt. Easter Egg Hunt & Festivities will take place at Emerald Isle Parks & Recreation beginning at noon. Join the EI Bunny for sidewalk chalking, face painting, music and more. Sharply at 1pm the egg hunting whistle will be blown. Egg hunters should bring their own basket and arrive prior to 12:45. There is no fee to participate. Three age categories: age 4 & under • ages 5 to 8 • ages 9 to 12. Prizes will be awarded in each age group for the person(s) finding the EI bunny’s prize eggs. The EI bunny himself will be on hand for photographs and to award the prizes. April 25: 2-7pm, American Red Cross Blood Drive. Carteret County Chapter of the American Red Cross is holding a blood drive at Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Community Center, 7500 Emerald Drive. Please give!
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Bridging the Gap Between Residents and Officers
ON A COLD and sunny February morning, local residents trickled into the Emerald Isle Ben and Jerry’s for the first Coffee with a Cop program. As they filed in, residents grabbed some coffee and a table and easily struck up conversations with one of several officers in attendance, including Chief Jeff Waters. “We wanted to start the foundation of a communication line between the residents and the officers. It gives the officers an opportunity to get out of their cars and speak to residents, and the opportunity for the residents to meet the officers,” Chief Waters said. The original first session was canceled due to adverse weather, so the February meeting became the first time residents could chit chat with officers. While there was no set topic of discussion, Sgt. David Ketchum found that he was asked some pretty general questions. “Things like how long I’ve worked on the force, sort of thing. Where I live, where I’m from, nothing real political – just general questions. It’s on more of a personal level than any of the other interactions with our officers. It’s a positive in a bunch of ways,” he continued. The Coffee with a Cop program is a national initiative that started in Hawthorne, Calif. The majority of the contact law enforcement has with the public is in cases of emergency, sometimes adversarial or emotional situations, none of which are the best time to ask about issues within the community. When the Hawthorne Police Dept. Community Affairs Unit was tasked with going into the community and identifying problems and issues that were affecting it, they decided to grab a cup of coffee – literally. Since publicity of the event spread throughout 2012, similar operations popped up across the country. And Hawthorne was able to secure a federal grant to facilitate the spread of the program through technical assistance and training. The public turn-out for that initial meeting exceeded expectations, and Emerald Isle was no different. Mayor Eddie Barber commented that there was a high turn-out of residents to the first event. “This is fantastic. I’m so impressed. They’re making a conscientious effort to be more community-friendly,” he said. While the community now has a platform to voice its concerns to the department, the officers also get something positive out of it. The national program’s website states that the key to the program’s success is that it removes the physical barriers and crisis situations that routinely define interactions between law enforcement officials and community members. Instead, the program allows for relaxed, informal one-on-one interactions in a friendly atmosphere. This informal contact increases trust in police officers as individuals which is the foundation to building partnerships and engaging in community problem solving. Officer George Blalock said that he thinks Coffee with a Cop is a great program, and he enjoys it. “I didn’t expect there to be so many people,” he said. Other officers in attendance were in agreement that the program is good for the department and the residents, including Sgt. Ketchum. “I think it’s a good idea. It helps people have a more positive outlook on us as individuals and as a whole department, rather than running into us out on the street or in a traffic stop. Usually that’s not a positive interaction, from their perspective. From ours, it is, but we have a different perspective of it than most people out here. So I think it’s a good idea,” Ketchum added. Chief Waters registered Emerald Isle Police Dept. with the national program and plans to continue to meet monthly. Coffee with a Cop meets in a different location on the fourth Thursday of each month from 9-10am. The April meeting is held at Emerald Grill. Other than Coffee with a Cop, there are several other ways to be more involved with area police. Emerald Isle also offers the PEP program, or Police Educating the Public. The group 32
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meets at 10am on the third Tuesday of every month in the town meeting room. The meetings consist of an hour-long class on a variety of topics, led by different officers. This month’s class, scheduled for April 15, covers road rage and is led by Chief Waters. Atlantic Beach Police Dept. offers a Volunteer’s in Policing program, which was established in 2009. Volunteers have to meet specific criteria to volunteer at the department, and may be asked to help perform non-enforcement duties to help free up officers who can then focus more on prevention and enforcement. Contact the department for more information on how to join.
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in Beaufort and Beyond It may have started as a small Beaufort-based festival honoring palate-tempting wines and foods, but as it looks toward its tenth installment, there’s nothing small at all about the Beaufort Wine & Food Weekend. Now extending to all areas of the county, the festival has become synonymous with spring – a scrumptious reintroduction to the short sleeves and sandals lifestyle that comes with our laid-back coastal life. From Beaufort to Atlantic Beach, the wine will flow again April 23-27 through a variety of special programs, winemaker dinners and gala affairs. The festival gets an early kick off on Saturday, April 5 with an art opening at the Mattie King Davis Gallery for painter Jack Saylor, official artist of this year’s festival. The Morehead City resident will be on hand to discuss his work and this year’s festival print will be available for purchase. On the same evening, Clawson’s Restaurant in Beaufort will host Craft Cocktail & Spirit Tasting with guest bartender Gary Crunkelton of The Crunkelton in Chapel Hill. Featured spirits include Tito’s Vodka, Wild Turkey Spice, Paul Mason Peach Brandy and Dobel Tequila. It’s Wednesday, April 23, however, when things really get rolling. From the opening wine luncheon at noon at Circa 81 – featuring local Chef Clarke Merrell and guest Chef Keith Rhodes of Catch in Wilmington – and forward, wine and food will flow in a variety of Carteret County venues. Sniff and sip through wine tasting workshops, rub elbows with the chefs at exclusive receptions, watch a fashion show and dance the night away at the Beer, Bubbles & BBQ bash at the NC Maritime Museum’s Gallants Channel Annex. Among the world class winemakers this year are Trinchero Family Estates, Honig Vineyard and Winery and J. Lohr Vineyards. Guest chefs include Lionel Vatinet of La Farm Bakery in Cary; Vivian Howard of Chef and the Farmer in Kinston; and Ashley Christensen of Raleigh. One of the highlights of the annual festival is the varied opportunities to meet the chefs and winemakers, from small intimate settings to large street fair events. During Winemaker Dinners, chefs and winemakers introduce each course and explain their pairing choices while tasting seminars allow sommeliers and winemakers to introduce new tastes and give pointers for recognizing the flavors in various wines. The week culminates on Saturday with the alwayspopular Vin de Mer Epicurean Village which gives guests the opportunity to taste hundreds of wines, sample items from local restaurants and learn from guest chefs and winemakers in the education tent. Running from 1-4pm on Saturday, April 26, this main event features more than 300 wines from around the globe and is a great way to find new favorites. Whether you’re attending multiple events through the week, or guests choose just one to attend, the Beaufort Wine & Food Weekend is a great opportunity to celebrate spring, community and the multitude of wonderful food found along the Crystal Coast. To learn more, or to purchase tickets, visit www. beaufortwineandfood.com or call Denise at 252-5150708. 34
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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Saturday, April 5 Artist’s Reception with Jack Saylor. 5-7pm, $20 Location: Mattie King Davis Art Gallery
Grille, Channel Marker, Front Street Grill, Circa 81, The Cedars Inn and a private home.
Friday, April 25
Craft Cocktails & Spirit Tasting, 7pm, $65 Location: Clawson’s 1905 Guest Bartender: Gary Crunkleton of The Crunkleton, Chapel Hill
Fashion Show Noon-2pm, $45 Location: The Boathouse at Front Street Village Guest Chef: Lional Vatinet Guest Winery: DFV
Wednesday, April 23
Around the World with Wine 1pm, $30 Location: Beaufort Historic Site
Pints & Pairings Noon-2pm, $40 Location: Island Grille Guest Chefs: Patrick Hogan and Chris McCauley Opening Wine Luncheon Noon, $45 Location: Circa 81 Guest Chef: Keith Rhodes of Catch, Wilmington Guest Winery: Trinchero Family Estates
Wine, Bread, Cheese & More 3-5pm, $40 Location: Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center Guest Winery: J. Lohr Guest Baker: Lionel Vatinet, La Farm Bakery
Opening Reception 7-9pm, $50 Location: Coral Bay Club Guest Winery: Trinchero Family Estates
Grand Reserve Tasting & Auction 6pm, $150 Location: Front Street Village
In Good Spirits 9pm, $25 Location: Arendell Room Guest Spirit: Tito’s Vodka
Vin de Mer Epicurean Village 1-4pm, $65 Location: Gallants Channel Annex
Thursday, April 24
Blind Tasting Seminar 1-2:30pm, $30 Location: The Boathouse at Front Street Village Guest Winemaker: Inez Ribustello, master sommelier Craft Beer Seminar & Guided Tasting 3pm, $35 Location: Tight Lines Brewery Guests: Bob High of Natty Greene’s and Amanda Webb of RA Jeffreys Winemaker Dinners 7pm, $125 Various locations Locations include Aqua, Front Street Village, Beaufort Grocery, Co., Island
Saturday, April 26
Historic Homes Walkabout 6-7:30pm, $80 Beers, Bubbles & BBQ 7:30pm, $65 Location: Gallants Channel Annex
Sunday, April 27 Celebration Champagne Brunch Noon-2pm, $80 Location: Front Street Village Guest Chef: Lionel Vatinet
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Open Doors to Support Library
ONE OF THE favorite events in the western corners of the county each spring season is the Homes Tour and Art Show presented by the Friends of the Western Carteret Library. This eagerly anticipated event will be held from 10am-4pm on Saturday, May 3. Ticket holders will have the chance to tour six beautiful coastal homes and peruse the Art Show and Sale on this self-guided tour. The venue for the Art Show and Sale, a collaborative effort of the Friends and the Seaside Arts Council, will be housed at the centrally-located Emerald Isle Town Board Meeting Room, a change of venue from last year. With excellent lighting and a
spacious open area, the site should create a pleasant viewing and browsing area for tour guests. This juried show will be judged by Professor Emeritus Ray E. Elmore of ECU. In addition to the Art Show, stops on the tour include three soundfront houses. One is a large rental property with a pool and private pier, two master suites, two kitchen areas and a home theater. Another is a custom-built and carefully crafted home with a kitchen and pantry that are sure to be the envy of any chef. From a home in Bogue Watch tastefully decorated by television’s “Changing Spaces” crew to the livable quarters of a young area family – the annual tour offers something for everyone. The Friends are grateful for the support of the community and their patrons over the years. The Western Carteret (Cont. on page 52)
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at the AQUARIUM You Otter Celebrate! PUT ON YOUR party hats for the annual Otter Birthday Party on Saturday, April 5. The merriment centers on river otters Neuse, Pungo and Eno, three of the aquariumâ€™s favorite residents. The annual celebration spotlights the fun-loving creatures and the conservation success story of their species.
The day includes a giant birthday card for you to write your wishes, a chance to watch the critters enjoy otteroriented birthday treats, and other playful crafts, activities and programs focused on the fun and furry animals. Eno, the youngest of three, inspired the annual celebration. Eno was a tiny orphan when he arrived at the aquarium in 2008. In addition to providing the essentials of food and shelter, aquarium staff helped Eno master swimming and other skills otter mothers normally teach their young. The birthday party features a photo album of Eno as a baby, as he grew and as he found his place with Pungo and Neuse. All three are named for North Carolina rivers. The otter birthday activities are free with admission or membership.
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Down to Earth
The festive mood prevails again later in April with the annual Earth Day Party for the Planet. The week-long observance starts off sweetly with the Cakes for Conservation competition culmination April 22. Bakers age 5 and up can compete for cash prizes. Confections should depict “Backyard Buddies” – wildlife and insects that you might see from your deck or in your garden. Cakes will be judged on creativity, taste, portrayal of the theme and use of local, organic and sustainable ingredients. Completed cakes should be delivered to the aquarium between 3-5pm on Monday, April 21 or between 8-10am on Tuesday, April 22. All cakes will be on display from 10am until 3pm on April 22. Winners will be announced at 3:30pm, followed by a tasting of the entries for all. See the aquarium website for categories and prize information. From April 20-26, Green Places and Spaces is the theme for displays and activities that emphasize simple and inexpensive ways to “go green” at home. Also, find out more about a new program in which you can help the Aquarium meet all its energy needs with renewable sources. On April 19, the aquarium and its traveling touch tanks join other
conservation-minded organizations at Fort Macon State Park for the Crystal Coast Earth Day Celebration.
Call for Camps Registration for the aquarium’s popular summer camps opens at 6am on Monday, April 1. Registrations are accepted online only. Save time and have your log-in information at hand if you have registered online before. First-time users establish log-in credentials as part of registration. A new camp for the small fry – Sea Squirts for kids entering kindergarten and first grade – runs Aug. 18-22. Three sessions of each of three camps for older kids are scheduled from June through August – Aquatic Adventurers for grades 2-3, Coastal Explorers for grades 4-5 and Sea Scholars for grades 6-8. All camps run 8:30am-12:30pm; the fee is $270 per camper. Summer brings lots of other opportunities for family fun on or near the water, including new stand-up paddle-boarding classes and surfing, Check the website for more familyfriendly activities such as behind-the-scenes tours, paddling trips and other adventures, indoors and out, starting in June. Meanwhile, the Aquarium is open every day 9am5pm, including all of Easter weekend. Enjoy a number of programs free with admission daily. Behind-the-scenes tours are offered almost every day for a small extra fee. The NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores is 5 miles west of Atlantic Beach at 1 Roosevelt Blvd., Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512. The aquarium is open 9am- 5pm daily. Admission is $10.95 for ages 13-61; $9.95 for age 62 and up and military; $8.95 for ages 3-12; no charge for age 2 and under and NC Aquarium Society members. For more information, see www.ncaquariums.com/pine-knoll-shores or call 252-247-4003.
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Bogue Banks & area property transfers as recorded at the Carteret County Registrar of Deeds during February 2014.*
JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA to Jerry Jackson, 129 Lee Daniels Road, $42,000.
Susan Willis and Dianne and Willis Phillips to Jessica Murphy, 302 Sycamore Drive, $130,000.
Nancy and Larry Paul, Jr., Joseph Paul and Eileen Scott to Cynthia Reardon, Palmetto Place Condominium, Unit 100A, $130,000.
Monica and Gordy Eure, Jr. to Steven and Angelique Hamlin, 8809 Edgewater Court, $132,000.
Anne Carry to Debra McCants and Rebecca Chisolm, Villager Townhomes, Lot 18, $188,000.
Gregory and Jennifer Maready and Gurman and Reba Maready to Cynthia Ross Gustafson, Queens Court Condominiums, Unit 1210 Section 2, $148,000.
FMB at the Grove, LLC to William Charles Mason, 129 Bogue Blvd., $90,000.
Sylvia Woolard to Randy Williams and Sharon Lawrence, 608 Bronna Road, $250,000.
John and Deborah Palencsar to Jill Witofsky, Queens Court Condominiums, Unit 2101 Building A, $148,000.
Michael and Susan Estes to Marlene Sensale, A Place at the Beach, Unit 320, $155,000.
William Webster and Nancy Scholl to Sarah and Ronald Williams, Jr., 160 Wallace Road, $375,000.
Lanny and Linda Piper and Daniel Riddle to Daniel and Romaine Riddle, 104 Periwinkle Drive, $167,500.
J.E. McCotter Land Company, LLC to Steve and Christina Zalewski, 131 Terminal Blvd., $265,000.
Jeffrey and Grace Franklin to Beverly and Gordon Smith, III, Davis Boarding House Condominiums, Unit A, $925,000.
Hurley and Cora Barley to James and Carol Williford, 112 Shorerush Drive, $219,000.
Byrd Realty Co., Inc. to Everette and Naomi Lloyd, Island Inn Suites Condominiums, Unit 105, $38,500. CRM Mid-Atlantic Properties, LLC to Jerry and Darlene Waller, 102 Ocean Ridge Court, $57,000.
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. to Brett Taylor Butts, 516 Kinston Ave., $359,000.
Marion and Robert Hughes, IV to Fred Hughes, 1641 Harkers Island Road, $20,000. CitiFinancial Services, Inc. to Donnie and Marie Chapman, 483 Firetower Road, $33,000. Joseph and Mildred Tyson to Beaufort Woodshop, LLC, 509 Hedrick St., $38,000. John and Dixie Godwin to IJ Hunter Construction Co., 502 Professional Park Drive, $49,500. William and Diane Herndon to Phillip Browne, 150 Wackena Way, $60,000. Abbie Guthrie to David and Harriet Davis, 187 Straits Point Road, $75,000. 40
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American Custom Yachts, Inc. to Jarrett Bay Group, LLC, 950 Sensation Weigh Road, $1,500,000.
Robin Herman and Raquel Inman to Jean Gyllenhammer, 404 Neptune Drive, $298,000. Stone Bay Partners, LLC to Teresa and Thomas Mann, Jr., 319 Ardan Oaks Drive, $322,500.
Larry and Lynette Land to Paula O’Malley, 3066 Cedar Island Road, $60,000. Martha Goodwin Day to Cedar Island Ventures, LLC, 2677 Cedar Island Road, $75,000.
Joseph McVoy and Bonita Brigman to Ashley and Margaret Melton, 8802 Edgewater Court, $105,000.
Benjamin and Mary Licko to Billie Ann Hill, 404 Wild Cherry Lane, $257,000. Billie Ann Hill to Amy and Bradley Berry, III, 7027 Archers Creek Court, $262,000. Steven and Yvonne Smith to Kristen and Ronald Howrigon, Jr., 8801 Reed Drive, $280,000. Mary Lou and Charles Crenshaw, Jr. to Rachel and William Floars, Sunset Harbor, Unit A-3, $315,000. Robert and Deborah Nash to John and Katherine Herring, 207 Park Drive, $391,500. James and Susan Hessen to Henson Barnes, 2112 Ocean Drive, $830,000.
Reva and Randolph Grady to
Debbie and Randolph Grady, Jr., 446 Bayview Drive, $160,000.
Betsy Lane to Radford Whetstone, 1530 Salter Path Road, $150,000. Sue Gardner to Nancy and Garry Gardner, II, Summer Winds Condominiums, Unit 534 Phase 2, $165,000. RBC Real Estate Finance, Inc. to Jaye Patrick Feltz, The Nautical Club, Unit 307, $225,000. RBC Real Estate Finance, Inc. to Diane and Johnny Howard, Jr., The Nautical Club, Unit 409, $240,500. RBC Real Estate Finance, Inc. to Holt and Judith Watts, The Nautical Club, Unit 502, $255,500.
Jasper and Linda Forehand to Andrew and Angela Woermer, Lookout Heights, Lots 5 & 6 in Block 5, $35,000.
Wayne and Marlene Schoden to Stevenson Weeks, 2011 Clark Court, $33,000. Blair Pointe Leftovers, LLC to Murdoch & Associates, Inc., 1502 Audubon Lane, $64,000. Walnut Street Investors, LLC to William Brent Vaden, 1110 Shepard St., $104,000. Joseph Nekola to William Johnson, III, 600 35th St., $105,000. John Jones to Queen Anne’s Quarters, LLC, 127 Industrial Drive, $125,000. (Cont. on page 42)
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property watch (Cont. from page 40) Anne Eastman to Curtis Pearson, Bertram Person and Gloria Pearson, 3606 Sunny Drive, $137,000. Jennifer Cain to David Anderegg and Marylena Anderegg, 3309 Arendell St., $145,000. Gerard Picard to Timothy Lewis, 3603 Sunny Drive, $155,000. Hargena, LLC to Villa Rosa, LLC, Falcon Crest Condominiums, Units G & H, $162,500. Martin and Michele Giblin to Christine and Larry Justice, Jr., 3318 Mandy Lane, $170,500. Bernard and Lil Cruz to Beverly Atkinson, 704 Hedrick Blvd., $185,000.
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Thomas Pickard, Daniel and Cathy Harvey, Robert and Sandra Harvey, James and Cindy Harvey and William and Helen Vickers to Henry Howes, Jr. and Louis Eckstein, 2002 Shepard St., $245,000. Streamline Developers, LLC to James and Rebecca Goodman, 1906 Kingfisher Drive, $257,000. Richard Drury and Carol Drury to Jack and Betty Yankey, 213 Reserve Green Drive, $289,500. Murdoch & Associates, Inc. to Brandon and Leslie Barefoot, 1502 Audubon Lane, $298,500. Cynthia and John Jolly, Jr. to Michael and Debra Anderson, 5208 Driftwood Lane, $420,000.
Marvin and Glenda Miller to The Barbara Dennis Young Revocable Living Trust, Dockside Condominiums, Unit 101, Building A, $425,000. Redus NC Coastal, LLC to Creedmoor Properties, 4021 Arendell St., $1,000,000.
Mardie Shuey and Danny Price to Justin and Mary Ragsdale, 159 Country Club Lane, $20,000. SunTrust Mortgage, Inc. to BKD, Inc., 608 Cannonsgate Drive, $25,000. LD Atlantic, LLC to Mary and James Hall, Jr., Mill Landing, Lots 6S & 6SL, $48,000. US Bank National Association to J & J Peterson, Inc., 712 Windy Trail, $63,000.
Richard and Bena Weires to Casey Weires, 173 Bayberry Road, $76,000. Robert Koger to Shellbank, Inc., 126 Shell Bank Road, $80,000. Shellbank, Inc. to Alician Jones Casey and Wiley Jones, III, 152 Shell Bank Road, $80,000. Carlo and Julia Oldani to Blair and Amy Robinson, 767 Eaton Place, $89,000. John and Gladys McCray to John Jackson, 138 and 140 Skipper Court, $95,000. Jennifer Johnson and Christian Breen to Laura and Jesse Lamm, Jr., 1931 Nine Mile Road, $100,000. James and Linda Waddell to Luis and Carmen Saavedra, 575, 593 and 599 Chatham St., $115,000.
JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA to Kristi and Jaffey Barnes, II, 2610 Forest Drive, $118,000.
Graham and Kristen Britt, 827 Old Winberry Road, $156,000.
1222 Lake Road and 1038 Chatham St., $1,300,000.
Susan and David Jones to Yates and Doris Milton, 2103 Lakeview Drive, $123,000.
Douglas Winder and Vicki Winder to Daniel and Stacy Winchell, 1636 New Bern St., $159,500. The Bank of New York Mellon to Susan Brady and Theodore Austin, 210 Cedar Key Way, $171,000.
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David and Martha McKay to Dennis and Carol Neil, 113 Suzanne Circle, $134,000. Robert Elliott to Erin and Marc Jones, 163 Twin Oaks Lane, $145,000. Margaret and Edwin Edwards, II to Curtis Ray Sanders, 302 Blue Goose Lane, $150,000. Vickie Brinkley-Slaughter, Angela and James Slaughter and Mark Slaughter to Christopher Wayne Lewis, 102 Sandpiper Drive, $152,000. Bradley Maggard and Annemarie Woofter to Chad
JC Jackson Builders, LLC to Joseph and Cassidy Stephens, 530 Park Meadows Drive, $242,000. Jerri Builders, Inc. to Erin and Charlie Meeks, Jr., Morado Bay, Lot 40, $290,000. WSLD Bogue Watch VI, LLC to Savvy Homes, LLC, 409, 423, 425, 427, 503 and 505 Lanyard Drive, $360,000. Johnnie and Thelma Odham to Willow Rentals, LLC, 112 and 120 Roberts Road,
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Ronald Watson to Joseph Braun, 114 Brookside Court South, $34,000.
William Straughn to Joseph and Kristen Furtner, 119 Willow Road, $82,500.
Jeffrey and Sandra Biser to First Choice Properties and Developing, Inc., 113 Silver Creek Drive, $35,000.
Cynthia and Leon Scott, III and Dana Scott to John and Sarah Everhart, 109 Beechwood Drive, $220,000.
Mary Deal to Daniel Deal, 210 Mills Branch Court, $103,000.
Gina Gray and Tory and Gregory Ange to Huiman Barnhart and Andrzej Kosinski, 115 Beechwood Drive, $304,500. Joseph and Susan Cherry to Robert and Lesley Wheeler, 108 Arborvitae Court, $770,000.
Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. to US Bank National Association, Mariner’s Point Condominiums, Unit 5, Building 1, $174,500.
Edward and Joyce Feege to Elizabeth and William Maynard, III, 151 White Oak Bluff Road, $49,000.
Kimberlee and Thomas Johnson to J.E. and Mary Brice, 120 Hunting Bay Drive, $110,000. Kimberlee Johnson to J.E. and Mary Brice, 120 Hunting Bay Drive, $110,000. CMH Homes, Inc. to Heather and Jeffrey Abrams, 404 Persimmon Lane, $122,000. *Publisher’s Note: This data is provided as public information available to all county residents. Island Review accepts no liability for errors or omissions and has endeavored to be as accurate as possible. Price given indicates the number of tax stamps purchased at deed filing (representing $2 for $1,000 of sales price, in $500 increments) and as such, may not exactly reflect the true purchase price.
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POWER SQUADRON news Fort Macon Squadron is Best in the Country THE FORT MACON Sail and Power Squadron has once again raised the bar. The group was named the best in the country during the group’s annual meeting recently in Jacksonville, Fla. Earlier this year, all USPS squadrons were challenged to list their civic service and outreach to their boating community in 2013 by the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety & Clean Water. USPS Rear Commander Mary Paige Abbott, senior navigator, reviewed the Past Commander Kenneth Link accepts the applications, Distinguished Civic Service Award on behalf of the including those Fort Macon squadron during the group’s annual submitted by meeting in Florida. the Fort Macon branch. The winners were announced as the organization celebrated its 100th anniversary and annual change of watch. Kenneth D. Link, senior navigator, accepted the BoatUS Foundation Distinguished Civic Service Award as commander of Fort Macon Sail and Power Squadron. The Crystal Coast squadron was awarded first place in this national competition among more than 400 squadrons within the USPS. Fifteen squadron members are Pine Knoll Shores residents who contribute to many civic service projects. Earning honorable mentions and among the top 10 squadrons were District 27 North and South Carolina squadrons Cape Fear, Raleigh, and Lake Norman. “The Fort Macon squadron worked with a number of organizations to get their messages out to the general public. One unique way was using the Carteret County Chamber of Commerce store front window for displays for the entire month of May, changing it each week to announce safety classes, to promote vessel safety checks, provide information on how to join the squadron and finally to promote National Safe Boating Week,” remarked Ted Sensenbrenner, the Foundation’s assistant director of boating safety during the awards ceremony. “Another out of the box idea – they volunteered to park cars for the NC Seafood Festival, which was an opportunity to hand each car parked a squadron brochure with the message, ‘A Safe Boater is an Educated Boater.’ Members wrote more than 35 articles on boating safety and human interest. 44
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“The squadron also partners with the NC Maritime Museum, takes advantage of a huge civic center outdoor electronic bulletin board, has members on the local NOAA Weather Station Advisory Committee and cultivates a relationship with their local Ship of the Sea Scouts. And finally, during Christmas week, the local Coast Guard Station closes their galley which prepares meals for the crew, leaving the crew on duty with no hot meal on Christmas Day. Joining with their local US Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla, they delivered a traditional home-cooked Christmas dinner to those Coast Guard crew members who served on Christmas Day. I’m sure those young men and women were most appreciative. “For this,” Sensenbrenner continued. “And all they do, the BoatUS Foundation for Boating Safety & Clean Water would like to recognize Fort Macon Sail and Power Squadron.” Meanwhile, the Fort Macon squadron recently held a change of watch of its own. District 27 Commander Robert Howd relieved Kenneth Link as Commander of the Fort Macon Sail and Power Squadron in ceremonies at the Morehead City Country Club. He then administered the oath of office to J.B. Bagby of Pine Knoll Shores as the new commander. The Change of Watch included installing Guy Senter of Morehead City as executive officer; Scott Aitken of Swansboro as administrative officer; Ken Link as From left, District Commander Robert Howd, Past Commander education offi- Kenneth Link and Commander “JB” Bagby during the change of cer; and watch ceremony. Helen Aitken as assistant; David Gerhart of Smyrna as treasurer; Pat Hardee of New Bern as secretary; and Louise Manke of Newport as assistant. Completing the executive committee are members at large Laura Bobolia of Newport, David Aitken of Morehead City and Roy Thompson and Art Delorenzo of Havelock. The US Power Squadrons, headquartered in Raleigh, is a nonprofit, educational organization dedicated to making boating safer and more enjoyable by teaching classes in seamanship, navigation and related subjects. The organization has nearly 40,000 members, in more than 400 squadrons across the country and in US territories. To locate a squadron near you, visit www.usps.org. J.B. BAGBY Public Information Officer Fort Macon Sail and Power Squadron
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coastal report Birding Trips Planned This Spring Along White Oak SPRING IS A great time of year to get outside and see some of the magnificent birds that fly along the North Carolina coast. Join local birding expert Joanne Powell and the NC Coastal Federation on April 13 and May 18 for a birding cruise on the White Oak River in Swansboro. Each cruise departs at 10 a.m. Fall trips are also planned for Sept. 28, Oct. 19 and Nov. 16. The group will slowly cruise for about two hours on a covered ferry boat through the estuaries in and around the White Oak River and Bogue Sound, looking for resident birds and migrants that might include shorebirds, warblers, raptors and waterfowl. Birds are most common in and around our coastal estuaries, looking for food, water and shelter. In addition to birds, the cruise offers great views of the marshes, Bogue Inlet and Bear Island. The cruises also offer the opportunity for sightings of dolphins, sea turtles, river otters and alligators. Participants will meet at the Hammocks Beach State Park Visitor Center in Swansboro around 9:45am to check in. Please bring your own binoculars, water and a snack and remember to dress appropriately for the weather. The fee is $20 a person. All ages are welcome, though the program is geared toward adults and older children. Registration is required, and the cruises are likely to fill up fast. Register online www.nccoast.org. Sam Bland NC Coastal Federation
the DIVOT Welcoming Spring … THE MASTERS IS this month so you know spring is here! I know we are happy that spring has arrived and with the temperatures warming up you’ll be motivated to get outside and start working on your golf game. The Art of the Chipping Practicing chipping will knock shots off of your score and make you a better player. Having the knowledge and technique of this specialty shot is the key. The art of chipping is what you need to learn. The chip shot is minimum air time and maximum ground time for the ball to get to in the hole. You can use any club for the chip shot; I would suggest a 7, 8, or 9 iron, a pitching wedge or a sand wedge. For the right handed player, have the ball position off of your right foot, stance slightly open left of your target line, and keep the club shaft in a straight line with your left arm. This shot requires no wrist break on the backswing or followthrough. Learning the art of chipping will make the game more enjoyable for you. For more techniques of chipping to improve your scores please sign-up for a free chipping clinic held beginning at 4pm on Thursday, April 10. Call 252-726-1034 (ext. 10) to sign-up. At 6pm on Friday, April 4, The Country Club of the Crystal Coast is hosting an open house for interested guests to meet 46
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some of our members and staff here at the club. If you would like to take a tour, please contact me anytime at 252-726-1034 (ext.12) or firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope you have a great 2014 and I am looking forward to meeting you! Chip Chamberlin General Manager & PGA Director of Golf The Country Club of the Crystal Coast
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tourism BAROMETER Fort Macon Hosts Earth Day Celebration
EARTH DAY IS the day designated for fostering appreciation of the earth’s environment and awareness of the issues that threaten it. Held every year in April since 1970, more than 192 countries worldwide hold various events to observe this special day. Activities are designed to promote healthy green living, sustainability and environmental consciousness. On April 19, the Crystal Coast Earth Day Festival will take place at Fort Macon State Park from 10am to 3pm. In honor of Earth Day, our local government agencies, nonprofit organizations and for-profit businesses come together to offer the best variety of fun and learning on the Crystal Coast. All activities will be held at the Coastal Education and Visitor Center, located at Fort Macon. There will be new groups joining along with the old favorites. The line-up for this year includes: • Live music from 11am-1pm by Gumbo Lilly • Cape Lookout National Seashore will have sea turtles and seashell exhibits • NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores will bring a tidal touch pool so visitors can go hands-on with local sea critters • Eastern Carolina Council will be talking about the region’s biking/hiking trails • Crystal Coast Beekeepers Association will bring a display showing how they produce local honey
• NC Maritime Museum will show parts of the whale bone and fossil collections • Kites Unlimited will have a huge kite display on the beach • Outer Banks Wildlife Shelter will explain how they help rehabilitate local injured animals and why that’s important Other groups include the NC BioNetwork, NC Coastal Federation, Core Sound Waterfowl Museum, Coastal Environmental Partnership, NC Marine Mammal Stranding Network, Sound to Sea and many others! For more information on Crystal Coast Earth Day Festival, contact Ben Fleming at Fort Macon State Park, 252-7263775 or email@example.com. Elizabeth Barrow Director of Local Public Relations Crystal Coast Tourism Authority
~Emerald Tidings~ (Cont. from page 24)
to Ring Street (at The Point) will be constructed after the installation of new storm water pipe via underground drilling. Construction of this final 0.6 mile segment is expected to occur in April and May. The town looks forward to this summer when our residents and visitors can travel the entire length of the town along the town’s dedicated bicycle path network!
Community Center Expansion, Playground Improvements
Work continues on the expansion of the Community Center to provide more space for the town’s exercise programs and weight room. The building shell is in place, and interior improvements will be completed in March and April. The new expansion is expected to open in May. Additionally, the old playground equipment at Blue Heron Park has been removed and new equipment will be in place in March. The town is pleased to upgrade this equipment and looks forward to years of enjoyment by children and grandchildren in Emerald Isle. 48
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Neighborhood Watch Program Gaining Momentum
The Emerald Isle Police Dept., with the assistance of community volunteers, has implemented a Neighborhood Watch program for the Town of Emerald Isle. This program is a voluntary effort to enhance the safety and security for all residents, property owners, and visitors. The police department asks that you act as additional eyes and ears to enhance our mission to insure a safe community. The program is a passive, voluntary program and is no way meant to intrude into anyone’s privacy. If your street or neighborhood is interested in participating in this program, please contact the Emerald Isle Police Dept. at 252-3542021 for more information. A Neighborhood Watch committee member will be available to assist you in becoming part of these efforts to make Emerald Isle a safer community.
Transportation Impact Donates Tablets
Thanks to the generosity of Transportation Impact, a local parcel-cost reduction firm, children in the town’s after school program now have access to 12 brand new computer tablets to assist in completing homework. Transportation Impact has been involved in so many charitable efforts in and around Emerald Isle in recent years. The town greatly appreciates Transportation Impact’s support of our community!
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Atlantic Beach Holds First Beach Music Festival AT THIS YEAR’S AB Shaggers Hall of Fame induction ceremony at Memories Beach Club, Atlantic Beach Town Councilman and Mayor Pro Tempore Danny Navey spoke about our town’s role in beach music history. Danny, who is also one of the owners of Memories, mentioned that three towns lay claim to being the place where the Shag was invented. These towns are Myrtle Beach and Columbia in South Carolina as well as our own town, Atlantic Beach. As Danny noted, beach music historians point to our town as having the best claim to being the original home of the legendary dance. Given that the Shag was invented in Atlantic Beach, we should celebrate this part of our history and culture. And, the only way to properly celebrate music and dancing is with more music and dancing. I’m excited to announce that we will be hosting the first annual AB Beach Music Festival at the Circle this spring on the Saturday before Memorial Day Weekend. We intend for this festival to become an annual event that will kick off the summer season a weekend early each year. The festival will be held along our Boardwalk so that you will be able to hear beach music while actually sitting on the beach. In addition, for those who grew up dancing at the Pavilion, you’ll be able to dance again on that hallowed ground, albeit with the sun overhead instead of a roof. The line-up for the inaugural festival includes The Holliday Band, The Band of Oz, The Fantastic Shakers and The Mighty Saints of Soul. Our MC for the day will be John
Mayor Trace Cooper Moore from WNCT’s Friday Night Sock Hop. The festival will be open to the public and will be free of charge. It will run from 11am to 6pm on Saturday, May 17. We encourage everyone to bring a cooler (glass and underage drinking will not be allowed) and a lounge chair to the Boardwalk and celebrate the role of beach music in the history of Atlantic Beach and the Circle. In addition to great music, we will have food trucks and other vendors on site to create a fun festival atmosphere. If you have a business that is interested in partnering with us as a sponsor or vendor, please contact town hall and we’ll put you in touch with our event planner. We have a variety of sponsorship packages available starting as low as $250. I am personally excited about the Beach Music Festival because I believe it will benefit our town in multiple ways. As I wrote above, it will celebrate an important part of our history. And it should be a lot of fun for everyone who attends. But, equally importantly, it should bring thousands of visitors to Atlantic Beach before the main summer season kicks off. This is critical for our business community who depend primarily on three months of revenue to get them through twelve months of expenses. By scheduling events such as this festival during our shoulder seasons, we hope to extend the summer season for our businesses and visitors alike. It has been a cold and icy winter. I look forward to welcoming the summer back to Atlantic Beach with you at the first annual AB Beach Music Festival. I’ll see you on the Boardwalk.
rental signs (Cont. from page 14)
guides and boat cruises that provide that delightful Crystal Coast experience for everyone. More than 80 percent of decisions on what to do while on vacation are generated from brochures picked up after a visitor arrives. Interestingly enough, Brooks encouraged us to enhance our community for our residents first and then visitors will follow. Encourage our local retailers to stay open after 6pm because 70 percent of retail happens in the evening, especially at resort destinations. Curb appeal with vibrant landscaping creates the opportunity for first time sales by drawing shoppers in visually. Women still rule by making more than 70 percent of the travel decisions for their family. Millennials and Boomers travel for culinary reasons, for the arts and for adventure. Multigenerational travel is huge – 210,000,000 Americans traveled as three, or even four generations in 2012. For the Crystal Coast to stay on the leading edge of destinations in North Carolina, we must be ready to continue 50
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our investment in digital marketing including confident use of social media to begin and continue a warm, friendly and evocative on-line conversation with our travelers. Mobile device usage has increased by 43 percent in the inspiration phase when travelers are shopping for their next vacation. Pinterest, Facebook, travel blogs and storytelling by authentic locals are all part of the NC strategy that is being adopted by the Crystal Coast, too. Other states will continue to outspend us as they aggressively market their location. North Carolina and the Crystal Coast are going to hold our own by continuing to provide a truly authentic travel experience that is budget friendly, but creates memories to last a lifetime. Maybe, just maybe, our visitors are discovering as the song soulfully says why we “Like Calling North Carolina Home.” Julia Batten Wax Broker/Owner, Emerald Isle Realty jwax@EIRealty.com
Biggert-Waters Act, State Increases THE US HOUSE of Representatives voted March 4 to approve HR 3370, the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act, which is designed to “fix” the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012. The bill passed, 306-91. “It trims premiums for government-sponsored flood insurance that proponents say have dampened real estate markets in coastal areas,” according to Bloomberg.com. “Proponents said the 2012 law’s mandate that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) reset premiums at actuarially sound rates has caused unexpectedly steep increases in policies that middle-class homeowners can’t afford.” “Congress never intended to punish responsible homeowners,” US Rep. Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.) said during floor debate. “That is exactly what FEMA is doing as it implements the law with flawed maps and procedures.” The legislation repeals a provision of the 2012 law that triggered premium increases if property were sold to a new owner. “The legislation ends dramatic increases … and restores rates for those who played by the rules and built their properties according to code,” said US Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.). The Bloomberg story said the bill limits premium increases to 18 percent per policy or 15 percent of an average of premiums in a particular flood zone. Now, HR 3370 must be reconciled with legislation passed on Jan. 30 by the US Senate, S. 1926. “We are pleased that the House leaders were able to cobble together a bill that would pass, which keeps the movement alive to bring homeowners some relief and block the astronomical increases in flood insurance premiums,” said Mary Carlyle Brown, chair of the Chamber’s Public & Government Affairs Committee. “Our work on this piece of legislation is far from being over.” Only three of North Carolina’s representatives voted in favor of the bill: Reps. G.K. Butterfield, Mike McIntyre and David Price. Six voted “no” and they were: Reps. Virginia Foxx, George Holding, Richard Hudson, Patrick McHenry, Mark Meadows and Robert Pittenger. Not voting were: Reps. Howard Coble, Renee Ellmers and Walter Jones. Jones is a Republican from Farmville who represents Carteret County. As promised, North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin ordered
a public hearing on the homeowner insurance rate hikes requested by the North Carolina Rate Bureau, which represents the insurance companies. The hearing will occur on Aug. 6 in Raleigh. Commissioner Godwin will sit as “judge and jury,” as the Rate Bureau argues in favor of the rate increases – a 35 percent rate hike for almost everyone who resides in Carteret County, both on the beach and on the mainland. Interestingly, the hearing is open to the public, but the public is not allowed to speak. Personnel from the NC Dept. of Insurance (NCDOI) will argue against the rate increases. In ordering the hearing, Commissioner Goodwin said the request by the Rate Bureau “may be excessive and unfairly discriminatory.” “From our perspective, there is no may be about it,” said Mary Carlyle Brown, chair of the Public & Government Affairs Committee of the Carteret County Chamber of Commerce. “It is exorbitant, inequitable and unwarranted.” Brown, who works as a real estate agent at the Atlantic Beach office of Realty World First Coast Realty, said, “Property owners here are already paying insurance premiums that are double, triple or quadruple the rates applied to other areas of the state. “It’s also unsettling that we have to trust that NCDOI employees have the interests of the tax-paying citizens at heart to speak on our behalf at the hearing. “I think the General Assembly needs to take a long, hard look at policies and procedures that apply to public hearings dealing with setting rates for homeowners’ insurance policies.” The Insurance Commissioner is elected by the voters of North Carolina every four years. To comment, send emails to firstname.lastname@example.org. The chamber will begin to compile its 2014 Legislative Agenda this month. Suggestions and ideas can be submitted to Chamber President Mike Wagoner at mike@nccoastchamber. com. ISLAND REVIEW • April 2014 51
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The Sky is Falling WE’VE HAD A lot of activity in Pine Knoll Shores and sometimes I think Chicken Little is a resident here. After all of our winter storms (snow, snow go away!) it seems like we were always communicating about the weather. Our Town Manager Brian Kramer was forever sending out numbered storm messages. There are a lot of people that believe that the “pointy” end of a pyramid points up. I would call that an upsidedown pyramid. The person at the bottom of the pyramid is ultimately responsible – for everything! The people across the top of the pyramid are the people everybody else in the pyramid works for and is responsible to. That would be YOU! When I first took office there was a blue file folder in the “in” box. It was the only thing in the box and there was nothing in the file, but the name on the file was “Rumors.” I think about that folder and still have a pretty good laugh over it. I thank Joan Lamson and her good humor for that. The point here is that it is my intent to communicate with you and dispel rumors as they come – from somewhere. We will do pretty much anything to improve communication to you, our bosses – both ways. We are always up for new ways to communicate. Webinars will become more and more common.
Strawberry Time WITH STRAWBERRY SEASON upon us, Barb Dohlen of the Emerald Isle Supper Club was kind enough to share up one of her favorite throw-back strawberry recipes, circa 1970. STRAWBERRY JELL-O PIE 1 cup granulated sugar 2 ½ tbsp cornstarch 1 cup water 2 ½ tbsp strawberry Jell-O 3 cups fresh strawberries ½ tsp vanilla Pinch salt Few drops of red food coloring Mix sugar, cornstarch, salt; add water and cook together until thickened. Add strawberry Jell-O and stir until dissolved. Add vanilla and a few drops of red food coloring. Cool. Fold in 3 cups strawberries and pour into baked pie crust. Chill until congealed. Serve plain or with whipped cream. 52
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I am available to come to your Home Owner’s Association meetings. I’m happy to keep you up-to-date on happenings in our town, and better yet to answer questions and concerns. I am grateful for the invitation I get from the Beacon’s Reach Master Association every quarter. This group consists of the presidents of all the Home Owners’ Associations in Beacon’s Reach and other groups such as the tennis club. I give a quick brief on the happenings in town and then answer questions and concerns. I am always glad to hear positive remarks regarding our town manager’s “all hands – town wide” emails letting folks know everything from road conditions and projects to internet scams and county information. But some folks don’t use the internet and prefer not to use email. I can’t blame these folks, and am actually jealous! I called a homeowner today about the potential critical habitat designation for sea turtles issue … we had a great talk and they prefer not to use email. I liked actually hearing a voice once in a while. The sky really isn’t falling! We just want to make sure we are doing everything we can to be open about what’s going on in our town and to always offer my ears and my answers.
Homes Open Doors to Support Library (Cont. from page 36)
Library, deemed one of the most beautiful in North Carolina, has been a response to grass-roots efforts from the beginning, and enjoys evergrowing use and program development. This is the largest fundraising effort each year by the Friends and allows them to continue to support the growth of the library. Only with the support of the communities in the area, the county commissioners, the local towns, the Seaside Arts Council and Carteret Community College can this effort be sustained. The Friends are also grateful to their sponsors for this event, Emerald Isle Realty and Sound Furniture. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 the day of the tour. Tickets admit visitors to all of the homes and the Art Show, and come complete with a map for easy navigation. For more information and for tickets, visit the Western Carteret Library, the Hwy 58 Visitor’s Center, or www.libraryhomestour.com. All proceeds benefit the Western Carteret Library.
PINE KNOLL SHORES
club news PKS Women’s Club
PKS Garden Club
CYNDI LAUPER’S FEBRUARY 1984 hit song “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” could have been the theme of the Pine Knoll Shores Women’s Club when it was founded 30 years ago on Feb. 21, 1984. On that date, a group of Pine Knoll Shores’ women led by Verna Armstrong launched the Women’s Club. Thirty years later the Pine Knoll Shores Women’s Club still provides fun, fellowship and volunteer opportunities to the women of Pine Knoll Shores while continuing a commitment to community improvement, local philanthropy and cultural enrichment. On Feb. 21, the club celebrated its 30th anniversary at the Pine Knoll Shores Town Hall at a festive reception attended by club members, town dignitaries, Pine Knoll Shores’ town staff and local residents. The anniversary celebration was presided over by Joan Lamson, former Pine Knoll Shores mayor, former Pine Knoll Shores Women’s Club president and county civic leader, who took the audience on a “nostalgia tour” of what was happening in the town and beyond on Feb. 21, 1984. The town was 11 years old in 1984, the mayor was Ken Haller, President Ronald Reagan was in the White House and Van Halen’s song “Jump” was the top song in the US. Lamson analyzed the Feb. 21 astrological sign of the Zodiac, which is Pisces, and compared that sign’s attributes to the club. Those born under the sign of Pisces are kind and giving; are fun-loving and generous with their resources; they act with integrity; they seek healthful research; they love food and the arts. These attributes certainly reflect the Pine Knoll Shores Women’s Club’s activities and programs through the years – Supper Club, Cook’s Nite Out, three book clubs, Carteret Community College Scholarship Fund, monthly lectures and a myriad of community service and philanthropic endeavors. Marjorie Turney, who served as club president during 1987-1988, reflected on the early years of the club’s existence and noted that the initial purpose of getting together to “have fun” has continued through the years but has expanded into an overriding commitment to community service. Town Manager Brian Kramer and Police Chief Lorie LaPore expressed their appreciation for the club’s involvement in our community and the significant resources club members provide to the town. Mayor Ken Jones commented that the club “epitomizes the character and spirit of the town of Pine Knoll Shores.” A highlight of the celebration was the beautiful anniversary cake, frosted with lavender butter cream icing and adorned with the Women’s Club emblem. As Joan Lamson concluded, “The event of real importance on that day was the launching of the Pine Knoll Shores Women’s Club. Don’t you agree?” The next meeting of the club will be held on April 25 at town hall beginning at 9:30am with refreshments, followed at 10 with a presentation by Harold O’Briant entitled “Tales of the Sea.” Guests are always welcome to attend and prospective members are encouraged to join the club as it continues to enjoy fun and community service over the next 30 years!
On March 12, Judy Hicks, a physical therapist and clinical director of Peak Performance Sports Physical Therapy in Havelock, spoke to the garden club on “Pain Free Gardening – How to Garden Without Injuring Oneself.” Since all of the members are diligent gardeners from March to November, it was a great relief to learn how to avoid back aches and sore muscles! Unfortunately many of our plants suffered greatly from the exceptionally frigid and icy winter here. My geraniums, which usually make it through three or four winters, are all dead. My three large spider plants succumbed to the frigid temperatures this year. Linda Pearson noticed that oleanders throughout town have been killed by our icy storms. Gini Stambaugh’s eight sago palms which usually thrive in our coastal climate, are all brown and frozen. Lana Hathaway’s pansies, surrounded by ice in their pots, seem wilted from the cold, but, since they are hardy here, she has high hopes for them to perk back up! Martha Edward reports that the ornamental cabbage she planted at Oakleaf Drive has held up well and the pansies that she planted Jan. 27 are perking up! On a happier note, the explosive and noisy arrival in Pine Knoll Shores of our robins and cedar wax wings from their southern winter homes was an experience to savor for a lifetime! Since I was bedridden following an operation, I spent many hours looking out my window at squirrels, egrets, ibises and Canada geese. But never could I have imagined the effect of 2,000-3,000 robins on Wednesday, Feb. 5 winging across Bogue Sound, propelled by a strong northwest wind, and flying through my yard and on into town. Gini Stambaugh saw them at Hall Haven for a whole week! They came in droves of 200-300 at a time from 10 in the morning to dusk. Since my house is high, I could see them light on the tree branches near my window, especially my 50-foot holly tree with its bright red berries. Between ice storms, Pine Knoll Shores welcomed a special visitor from the icy climes of Bingington, NY – Judy Poit, a past president of the garden club. Judy and her husband Bill lived here for many years on Beechwood Drive, and return often to visit relatives, Ted and Marilyn Linblad. On a sadder note, the garden club notes the death of one of its great supporters – Eleanor Bisbee of Smyrna and McGinnis Point. She and her husband, Fred, for many years ran the Nature Corner in Smyrna, which later became the Down East Library. Eleanor was a very active member of town and will be remembered with fond memories by garden club members. The next meeting on April 9 will include a talk on native plantings and rain gardens by the NC Coastal Federation. Guests and visitors are invited to attend our meetings which are held at town hall every second Wednesday at 9:30am for refreshments, followed at 10am by the program of the day. All are welcome! Clare Winslow
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FINANCIAL & INSURANCE
Bluewater Insurance: 201 Mangrove Drive, Emerald Isle, your premier source for personal and commercial insurance for boat, automobile, builders risk, coastal homeowner, general liability, commercial property and workers compensation. Call 252-354-1414 for a free quote. Emerald Isle Insurance: 8754 Reed Drive, Unit 9, Emerald Isle, 252-354-5086. Protect your beach property & save on flood insurance by working with Rhonda & Sherry for coverage on your primary residence, second home or rental unit. Movement Mortgage: 142 Fairview Drive, Ste. C, Emerald Isle, 252-725-9814, has created a driven and motivated culture dedicated to being the best in the industry. Excellence is the rule, not the exception. Whether you are purchasing a home or refinancing, call Jon Wood to receive a seamless loan process. Visit movementmortage.com/jon.wood.
FOOD & WINE
Flipperz Family Bar & Grill: K & V Plaza, Emerald Isle, 252-354-7775. Casual island lunch & dinner daily with full ABC, ice cream bar, daily specials, salads, burgers, sandwiches, steak & seafood, kids’ plates, across from CVS. Check out the addition of Flipperz Etc. located next door, providing beach gear, souvenirs & wine. Kathryn’s Bistro & Martini Bar: 8002 Emerald Drive, 252-354-6200, open Tuesday-Saturday with exceptional American cuisine. More than a dozen wines available by the glass and more than 24 martini choices. Come taste the difference.
GEAR & EVENT RENTALS
Island Essentials: Linen & Leisure Supply Company, Emerald Isle, 888-398-8887, 252-354-8887, info@island-essentials. com. High quality baby & beach gear rental equipment with free delivery & pick-up to your vacation home. Also bed & bath linen service. Year-round, reserve ahead to ensure availability. Visit our new showroom at 8002 Emerald Drive by appointment only.
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Atlantic Beach Causeway, Atlantic Beach, 252-247-1155, aaexpressplumbing@ embarqmail.com. Professional, licensed plumbing service – winterizing, water heaters, softeners and full plumbing needs. Emergency 24/7 service. Fully insured. Braswell’s Carpet & Tile Cleaning: Emerald Isle, telephone/fax 252-354-3744, www. braswellcarpet.com. Family owned & operated for 45+ years. Joe is the second generation working to preserve and restore carpeting, vinyl flooring & upholstery. Deep-clean process, water restoration, tile hardwood floor cleaning. Brown & Curtis Home Services: 103 Pinewood Place, Emerald Isle, 252-5031573, providing year-round property management and maintenance for absentee homeowners along the Crystal Coast. Clegg’s Termite & Pest Control: Morehead City, 252-726-1781, New Bern, 252-6362345, 800-763-0378 or cleggs.com for an office nearest you. Locally owned & operated by NCSU grad, former president of NC Pest Control Assoc. Servicing homes & businesses all over NC since 1960, free termite inspections. Coastal Awnings & Hurricane Shutters: 5300 High St., Morehead City, 252-2220707, crystalcoastawnings.com. See all your options for hurricane protection, stationary & retractable awnings. 9-5, MF, weekends by appt. Custom awnings, Bahamas, Colonials, etc. Sales and service – our employees have a combined 40 years of experience. Coastal Property Repairs: 703-402-4905, Fully insured for residential, commercial and managed properties. References available. Experienced in painting, carpentry, drywall, masonry and other home repairs available. Email dkm. email@example.com. H&H Landscaping, Inc.: 104 Seth Thomas Lane, Swansboro, 910-326-3977, hhlandscapes.com. Setting the standard of excellence in landscape maintenance, installation, irrigation & lawn care in coastal North Carolina. Featuring custom outdoor kitchens. Competitive rates, superior customer service. Home Repairs by Darryl Marshall: 230 West Shorewood Drive, Emerald Isle, 252-354-2883, firstname.lastname@example.org. Serving Emerald Isle property owners for 25 years. Specializing in remodeling and home repairs, services include carpentry, painting, roofs, decks, replacement windows and doors and yard maintenance. Call with all your home improvement needs. Island Home Maintenance: Emerald
Isle, 252-646-2487. Call me for all your maintenance needs. Minor electrical and plumbing repairs, tiling, painting and carpentry. Located on the island. Liftavator: 3302 Hwy 70 East, New Bern, 888-634-1717, encelevators.com. Service all brands of elevators & lifts with 5year product warranty & 2-year service warranty. Licensed & insured. 24-hour service available. Building, installing & servicing elevators since 1985. Molly Maid of the Crystal Coast: 1061-B Cedar Point Blvd., Cedar Point, 252393-1058, 252-263-1952, the nation’s premier cleaning service now has a locally-owned and operated franchise providing professional home cleaning services for the Crystal Coast as well as Carteret, Onslow, Craven, Jones and Duplin counties. Services are provided year-round to residents, second home owners and property managers. Available Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm. Fully insured, bonded and licensed. Call for a free inhome estimate. Outer Island Accents: 252-504-1001, 877-788-1051. Custom residential & commercial, interior & exterior painting in Atlantic Beach, Emerald Isle, Morehead City & Beaufort. References available, fully insured. Pipeline Plumbing, Inc.: 910-381-4101. A local family-owned business taking care of all your plumbing needs. Licensed and fully insured with guaranteed, quality work. Services include new construction, remodeling, repairs, re-piping, water heaters (tanks and tankless), fixture replacement, additions, winterizations and more. RP2 certified with 24-hour emergency service available. Rid-A-Pest, Inc.: 4320 Arendell St., Morehead City, 252-240-2266, serving Eastern North Carolina since 1972. Locally owned by Lee Smith, a NC State University graduate in entomology. Free estimates by phone or on-site at your location. Voted area’s highest customer satisfaction among pest management companies. Hours: M-F 8am-5pm. Weekends by appointment. Visit www. ridapest.com. Southeastern Elevator: Located in Morehead City, Southeastern Elevator’s motto says it all, “First in safety, quality and service” when it comes to residential elevators in a variety of sizes and models. Visit southeasternhomeelevators.com or call 252-725-1235 for a quote today. Southern Glass & Mirror: 1047 W. Corbett Ave. (Hwy 24), Swansboro, 252-354-1223, 910-325-1050, 24-hr. emergency service 910-326-5283. Prompt, professional sales, service & installation of residential & commercial windows & glass doors,
screens, mirrors, custom shower doors & enclosures, insulated glass, plexiglass & lexan, in Carteret, Craven & Onslow counties. Tideline Lawn Care: Taylor Marshall, 230 W. Shorewood Drive, Emerald Isle, 252-3542883, 252-725-0755. Company provides seasonal lawn care services, from grass mowing and weed eating to concrete edging and blowing off paved areas on a two-week schedule.
HEALTH & BODY
Cape Carteret Aquatic & Wellness Center: 300 Taylor Notion Road, Cape Carteret, 252-393-1000, ccaw.net. M-F 5:30am9pm, Sat. 8am-4pm, Sun. 1-6pm. Youth & adult programs, swim lessons, yoga & Pilates, bosu, indoor heated pool, hot tub & steam, professional staff & personal trainers, regular & seasonal memberships.
ALB Decorator Fabrics: 110 Little Nine Road, Morehead City, 252-222-0787. The finest in first-quality fabrics for decorating & quilting. Open Tues.-Fri. 10-5, Sat. 10-4. Come see our selection. Artistic Tile & Stone: 252-241-7579. Free design consultation and estimates! The area’s most unique and extensive selection of interior and exterior tile, mosaics, glass, stone and hardwood. Professional installation. Drop by M-F, 10-5, Saturday by appointment, 607 Atlantic Beach Causeway, Atlantic Beach, or visit www. artistictileandstonenc.com. Atlantic Breeze Storm Shutters: 4101 Arendell St., Morehead City, 252-7279040. Free estimates! The Carolinas’ only custom Bahama & Colonial manufacturer. Visit our showroom to see our complete line of storm shutters & awnings, in fiberglass & aluminum, folding accordion, rolldowns- no storm bars, canvas & retractable awnings. Budget Blinds: 252-247-3355, cell: 252229-6431, budgetblinds.com. Charlie Utz gives free in-home consultations in Carteret & Craven Counties on cellular shades, plantation shutters, blinds, woven woods, draperies & more. McQueen’s Interiors: Pelletier Harbor Shops, Hwy 70/Arendell St., Morehead City, 252-247-3175, mcqueensinteriors. com. 10,000 sq. ft. showroom of unique contemporary, traditional & coastal furnishings. Complete professional design services to make your home truly one-ofa-kind. Nowell & Company: 2801-4D, Wilson, 252237-3881. Located in Wilson, about two
hours from the Crystal Coast, Nowell & Company is a 15,000 sq. ft. showroom filled with upper end home furnishings and accessories. Both traditional and contemporary and complete interior design service available. Free delivery to the coast. Sound Furniture & Appliances: 600 Cedar Point Blvd, Hwy 24 East, Cedar Point, 252-393-8130, shopsoundfurniture.com. Quality at exceptional prices. Windows & More: 5056 Hwy 70 W, Morehead City, 252-726-8181. Visit our new facility to see full-sized, energy efficient, high quality windows & doors, hardwood floors, plantation shutters & blinds by Marvin, Infinity & Integrity. Skilled installation & service by trained personnel. Window, Wall & Interior Décor: 1507 Live Oak St., Beaufort, windowandwalldecor. com, 252-838-0201 or 800-601-8036. Custom made draperies and valances. Beautiful and as affordable as you need them to be.
OUTDOORS & MARINE
Carolina Home & Garden: 4778 Hwy 24, Bogue, 252-393-9004, a full service nursery offering the area’s largest selection of coastal trees, shrubs and plants. An expert staff is available for landscape design and installation of ponds, water gardens and bird gardens. Check out the great home and garden gifts and year-round Christmas Shoppe. NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores: 252247-4003, 866-294-3477, ncaquariums. com. Facility includes 32-ft. waterfall, 50,000 gallon Queen Anne’s Revenge display, mountain trout pool, jellyfish gallery, river otter exhibit, 306,000gallon Living Shipwreck exhibit with 3 observation windows. Open daily. Outer Banks Marine Construction: 1501 First Ave., Morehead City, 252-240-2525, outerbanksmarineconst.com. Specializing in residential docks, seawalls, boatlifts, floating docks, boat ramps, boatlift service & dock repair, plus some commercial docks & seawalls. Waters Landscaping & Vinyl Manufacturing: 252-354-9162, waterslandscaping. com. Residential & commercial decks, custom vinyl porch railing & fencing, arbors, pergolas, enclosures, with lifetime warranty on materials. Custom artwork by licensed vinyl fabricators. Yardworks, Inc. Landscaping & Lawn Care: 902 WB McLean Blvd., Cape Carteret, 252-393-9005, yardworkslandscapes. com. Over 20 years of experience working on the Crystal Coast. Quality
service in landscaping, irrigation, lawn care, outdoor lighting, hardscapes and design.
REAL ESTATE & CONSTRUCTION
Ace Builders: Emerald Isle, 252-422-2596. email@example.com, Licensed NC General Contractor, storm damage repair, decks, porches, remodels, new construction, fully insured. Visit www. acebuildersnc.com. Advantage Coastal Properties, Ed & Mac Nelson: CrystalCoastHomesOnline.com, office: 252-354-9000, cell: 252-646-5551. Full service, low cost residential sales. Located in Emerald Isle, serving Emerald Isle and the coastal mainland. Among the top producers 4 years running! Call today and put our system to work for you! Al Williams Properties, Real Estate & Development: 407 Atlantic Beach Causeway, 252-726-8800, 800-849-1888, alwilliamsproperties.com. From sound to sea & beyond. We can serve your coastal real estate needs. Open 6 days/week, by appointment on Sunday. Bluewater Builders: 201 Mangrove Drive, Emerald Isle, 888-354-2128, 252-3547610, buildwithbluewter.com. From vacation homes to primary residences, Bluewater’s expertise can make your dream of living on the Crystal Coast a customized reality. Bluewater Real Estate: 200 Mangrove Drive, Emerald Isle, 252-354-2128, 888-258-2128; Cape Carteret 252-3932111; Atlantic Beach 252-726-3105, 866-467-3105; Beaufort 866-803-0073; bluewaternc.com. Vacation, monthly & annual rentals. Real estate sales of island & mainland properties for all of Carteret County. Bluewater Vacation Rentals: 200 Mangrove Drive, Emerald Isle, www. bluewaternc.com. Call the owner hotline at 866-848-8080 and let them assist you in achieving your goals of maximizing rental income while protecting your investment with the Bluewater Property Management Plan. Cannon & Gruber, REALTORS: 509 Atlantic Beach Causeway, 800-317-2866, 252726-6600, cannongruber.com/irm. Specializing in exceptional properties on our beautiful coast for sale or rent. Let our experience work for you! CENTURY 21 Coastland Realty, Inc.: 7603 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, 800-8222121, 252-354-2131, coastland.com. We manage 225+ homes & condos for short or long term rental. With 24 years of experience, our courteous staff looks (Cont. on pg. 56) ISLAND REVIEW • April 2014 55
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forward to helping with your vacation or sales needs. Crystal Coast Construction: Licensed general contractor specializing in custom homes, remodels and additions on the Crystal Coast. Helping people turn their dreams into reality since 2004 with high standards and affordable pricing. Call 252-241-4271 or visit crystalcoastconstructionei.com. Emerald Isle Realty: 7501 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, Sales: 252-354-4060, 800-304-4060, EmeraldIsleRealty. com. Awarded 2005, 2009 and 2011 Top Office Production Award for Carteret County. Our knowledgeable & professional sales staff is happy to discuss any of your concerns & help you make the correct decision when buying or selling real estate on the coast. Emerald Isle Realty Vacation Rentals: 7501 Emerald Drive, 800-849-3315, 252-354-3315, private owner’s line 800354-2859, EmeraldIsleRealty.com. With over 50 years in property management, maximizing the rental income on your investment property is our #1 priority. Call for a complimentary, confidential property management analysis. Future Homes: 1075 Freedom Way, Hwy 24, Hubert (8 miles west of Swansboro), 910-577-6400. Licensed general contractor with master craftsmen, modular technology, fast construction, display models. Katrina Marshall, Real Estate Broker: Realty World First Coast Realty, 1440-B Salter Path Road, PO Box 620, Salter Path, NC 28575, serving Emerald Isle, Salter Path and the surrounding areas. Over 22 years experience working with property owners in Carteret County and the Emerald Isle area. Please call me to work for you, 252247-1000 (office), 252-241-1081 (mobile) or firstname.lastname@example.org. Kitch Ayre: Real Estate Broker with Bluewater, Emerald Isle & Cape Carteret, 888-354-2128, 252-241-1382 cell, email@example.com. Accredited Buyer’s Representative, Carteret County Assoc. of Realtors 2005 Top Producer & Sales Agent, Bluewater 2005 Top Producer. Call me for all of your real estate needs. Landmark Homes: 252-393-2159, 800-6117705, landmarkhomesnc.com. Diane & John Ritchie offer fully licensed & insured, commercial & quality home building services as well as renovations to make your wishes come true. Marcia Jordan, Real Estate Broker: 100 56
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Mangrove Drive, Emerald Isle, 252723-8000. Marcia, a certified residential specialist, has been with Bluewater Real Estate since 1988 but has been listing and selling real estate in Emerald Isle since 1983. All real estate needs are available: listing, selling and long-term or vacation rental info. Call Marcia for your investment, vacation or primary home purchase, lands, lots, on or off the water. Visit bluewaternc.com/Marciajordan or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Pat Patteson, General Contractor: 8926 Crew Drive, Emerald Isle, 252723-8800, 252-354-7248, pat@ islandhomesbypatpatteson.com. Stop by to see us at our location behind Bert’s Surf Shop. Custom homes, design service & renovations; call Pat, a Master Certified Green Professional, to build your dreams from design to completion; member of NCHBA and NAHB. Realty World First Coast Realty: 407 Atlantic Beach Causeway, Atlantic Beach, with additional offices in Indian Beach and Beaufort, Realty World First Coast specializes in coastal real estate along the Crystal Coast. The right agent makes all the difference. Find yours by calling 252-247-0077, 252-728-6455 or 252-2471000, www.realtyworldfirstcoast.com. The Star Team: 201 W. Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach, 252-727-5656, www. crystalcoasthomesearch.com, your expert on the Crystal Coast and its beautiful, diverse communities. From excellent schools to retirement opportunities, let Louis Weil and his team help you find your perfect home at the beach. Sun-Surf Realty (Sales & Rentals): 7701 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, Sales 252354-2958, 800-849-2958, Rentals 252354-2658, 800-553-7873, sunsurfrealty. com. Come for a week, stay for a lifetime. Call for our rental brochure or email email@example.com for great rentals & fine home sales. Syndie Earnhardt, CRS: 252-354-6111, 888-354-2128 x219, cell 252-646-3244, homesinemeraldisle.com. Real estate broker with 16+ years sales experience in vacation homes, investment properties, year-round/permanent homes & vacant land. Specializing in Crystal Coast, Cape Carteret & Swansboro. Buyer representation available.
SHOPS & SERVICES
Coastal Carolina Regional Airport: 200
Terminal Drive, New Bern. Close, convenient and connected. Now offering more airlines for more convenience: US Airways Express and Delta Connection Service provided by Atlantic Southeast Airlines. Visit newbernairport.com for more info. Emerald Isle Books: Emerald Plantation, Emerald Isle, 252-354-5325, emeraldislebooks.com. Great selection of books, greeting cards, rubber stamps, kites, bath items, stationery, games, toys & puzzles for the entire family. Hardback books discounted 10%. Emerald Isle Self Storage: 8926 Crew Drive, Emerald Isle (access road to Food Lion), 252-354-6966. Open Mon.-Fri. 9am-4pm, Sat. and Sun. by appt. Now you can keep it all on the island without keeping it in your garage. Just Hair: Emerald Plantation Shopping Center, Emerald Isle, 252-354-3302, 16 years of experience in a full service salon for men & women offering the latest haircuts, foil highlighting, perms, color, facial waxing, braiding & ear piercing. Walk-ins welcome. Lighthouse Boutique: 105 Front St., Swansboro, 910-326-6482. One-stop store for that special occasion. Specializing in top designers like City Girl, Not Your Daughters’ Jeans, Multiples, Ann Trinity, Picadilly and much more. Sizes small to 3x. Unique selection of shoes, handbags, handmade jewelry and sterling jewelry accessories. Petal Pushers, Etc.: 7803 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, 252-354-8787, petalpushersshop.com. Special for rental property owners, welcome guests with fresh flowers for less than $50 a week. Floral arrangements for all occasions, weddings and every day, plants, gifts, handcrafted jewelry and local art. Local Chapel Hill Toffee now available for sale. Top it Off: 8700 Emerald Plantation, Suite 7, Emerald Isle, 252-354-7111. Experience the difference – offering unique gifts, jewelry, clothing, accessories, shoes and much more. Whimsical and fun gifts for all occasions.
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AA Express Plumbing.................................. 58 Ace Builders ............................................... 25 Advantage Coastal Properties..................... 58 ALB Decorator Fabrics................................ 42 Al Williams Properties .................................11 Artistic Tile & Stone..................................... 57 Atlantic Breeze Storm Shutters................... 41 Bluewater Builders....................................... 22 Bluewater Insurance.................................... 22 Bluewater Real Estate, Teresa & Bucky Smith....................... 15, 27 Bluewater Real Estate, Kitch Ayre................. 3 Bluewater Real Estate, Syndie Earnhardt..... 3 Bluewater Real Estate, Marcia Jordan........ 41 Bluewater Real Estate Sales.........Back Cover Bluewater Vacation Rentals........................... 3 Braswell’s Carpet Cleaning..........................11 Brown & Curtis Home Services................... 41 Budget Blinds.............................................. 35 Cannon & Gruber, REALTORS................... 13 Cape Carteret Aquatic & Wellness Center.. 27 Carolina Home & Garden............................ 17 Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative.......... 13 CENTURY 21 Coastland Realty, Inc............. 2 Clegg’s Termite & Pest Control, Inc............. 13 Coastal Awnings............................................ 9 Coastal Carolina Regional Airport............... 15
Coastal Property Services........................... 12 Country Club of the Crystal Coast............... 33 Crystal Coast Construction.......................... 13 Dee Gee’s Books & Gifts............................... 8 Doctor’s Vision Center................................. 35 Emerald Isle Books...................................... 12 Emerald Isle Home Management................ 13 Emerald Isle Insurance................................ 58 Emerald Isle Realty Sales........................... 59 Emerald Isle Realty Vacation Rentals......... 30 Emerald Isle Self Storage............................ 17 Flipperz Family Bar & Grill........................... 29 Flipperz, Etc................................................. 29 Future Homes.............................................. 16 Great Windows............................................ 12 H & H Landscaping........................................ 7 Home Repairs by Darryl Marshall................ 14 Island Essentials.......................................... 14 Island Home Maintenance........................... 17 Just Hair...................................................... 15 Kathryn’s...................................................... 38 Landmark Homes........................................ 57 Liftavator Residential Elevators & Lifts.......... 4 Lighthouse Boutique...................................... 7 McQueen’s Interiors.................................... 21 Molly Maid..................................................... 5 Movement Mortgage.................................... 35
NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores ............ 39 Nowell & Company...................................... 37 Outer Banks Marine Construction............... 17 Outer Island Accents................................... 15 Pacific Beachwear....................................... 49 Pat Patteson, Island Homes........................ 23 Petal Pushers.............................................. 42 Pipeline Plumbing........................................ 36 Realty World, Katrina Marshall.................... 42 Realty World First Coast................................ 5 Rhino Shield.................................................. 9 Rid-A-Pest................................................... 20 Sound Furniture........................................... 33 Southeastern Elevator................................. 31 Southern Glass & Mirror.............................. 29 Spinnaker’s Reach Realty............................. 8 Sun-Surf Realty Property Mgmt................... 19 Sun-Surf Realty Sales................................. 45 The Star Team............................................. 47 Tideline Lawn Care...................................... 27 Top it Off...................................................... 33 Town of Emerald Isle................................... 24 Waters Landscaping & Vinyl Manufacturing 15 Window, Wall & Interior Décor....................... 7 Windows & More........................................... 4 Yardworks, Inc. Landscaping & Lawn Care 25
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