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December 2018


Monthly News Magazine for Bogue Banks Property Owners & Residents

Vol. 23, No. 12 ▪ Holiday Gift Guide ▪ Christmas Event Schedule ▪ 'Twas a Night Afore ▪ Holiday Cookies ▪ At the Aquarium ▪ Chamber Connection ▪ Property Watch ▪ Onlooker ▪ Bulletin Board ▪ Emerald Tidings ▪ Book Bag ▪ Events Calendar ▪ Mayors’ Notes Atlantic Beach Emerald Isle Pine Knoll Shores

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Contents 30 8 Published by: NCCOAST 252-247-7442 Fax 247-1856 Mail: 201 N. 17th St. Morehead City, NC 28557 SUBSCRIPTION or CHANGE OF ADDRESS: Publisher: Allyson Sproul Director of Operations: Kim LaChance Managing Editor: Amanda Dagnino Sales: Jamie Bailey 252-241-9485 ( Ashly Willis 252-342-2334 (; Graphics: Morgan Davis, Billy France, Production Director: Rudy J. Taitague Mail Center: Skip Hicks Pressman: Allen Henry Folder: Destiny Fulcher Bindery: Rudy D. Taitague Distribution Manager: Kenneth Rhue Pre-Press: Kyle Dixon

The Island Review is published monthly by NCCOAST, Morehead City. It is direct mailed to property owners in Emerald Isle, Pine Knoll Shores, Indian Beach and Atlantic Beach who reside in North Carolina and is distributed freely in public boxes along Bogue Banks, in town halls, advertiser locations, the Chamber of Commerce and county visitor’s centers. The Island Review will not knowingly accept advertising judged to be misleading or in violation of the law. All parties advertised herein are subject to the Fair Housing Act and the claims represented are the sole responsibility of the advertiser. Though every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of all advertising and copy contained herein, the publisher may not be held responsible for typographical errors. NCCOAST reserves the right to refuse any advertising or editorial deemed inappropriate. Articles contained herein remain the sole responsibility of the writer. The Island Review, NCCOAST and any employees, agents or representatives of same, may not be held responsible for any actions or consequences derived as a result of following advice or instructions contained herein. As always, consult your attorney or accountant for relevant tax, investment and/or legal information. Entire contents, ad and graphic design copyright 2018 NCCOAST. Reproduction without the publisher’s permission is prohibited.



Departments Chamber Connection.............................................................................................................................................12 County Perspective...............................................................................................................................................14 Turtle Tracks..........................................................................................................................................................16 Tide Tables............................................................................................................................................................17 Coastal Currents Events Calendar........................................................................................................................20 Book Bag...............................................................................................................................................................29 At the Aquarium.....................................................................................................................................................34 Bulletin Board........................................................................................................................................................32 Staying Busy – Emerald Isle..................................................................................................................................32 Focus on Fitness...................................................................................................................................................38 Health & Wellness.................................................................................................................................................39 The Onlooker.........................................................................................................................................................46 Rental Signs..........................................................................................................................................................63 Tourism Barometer................................................................................................................................................66 Property Watch......................................................................................................................................................69 Crossword Puzzle..................................................................................................................................................73 Horoscopes...........................................................................................................................................................74 Best Buys..............................................................................................................................................................75 Money Matters.......................................................................................................................................................77 Advertiser Index.....................................................................................................................................................77

Townships ATLANTIC BEACH Mayor’s Notes..............................................................................................................................................42 EMERALD ISLE Mayor’s Notes..............................................................................................................................................22 Emerald Tidings............................................................................................................................................24 PINE KNOLL SHORES Mayor's Notes...............................................................................................................................................67 Club News....................................................................................................................................................68

Thanks to our Contributors: Eddie Barber, Danielle Bolton, Trace Cooper, Sarah Cutillo, Shannon Kemp, Ken Jones, Tom Kies, Jayme Limbaugh, NC Coastal Federation, Stewart Pickett, Michelle Powers, Valerie Rohrig, Rudi Rudolph, Frank Rush, Mike Wagoner & Julia Batten Wax

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Coasting..................................................................................................................................................................8 Deck Your Hall with ‘Proclitics’...............................................................................................................................30 ‘Twas the Night Afore.............................................................................................................................................36 SPECIAL SECTION – Holiday Gift Guide.............................................................................................................49 Holiday Shopping Facts & Figures........................................................................................................................50 Holiday Events.......................................................................................................................................................54 Santa Letter Writing Secrets..................................................................................................................................56 'Tis the Season to Ship Smart...............................................................................................................................56 Cookies the Whole Family will Love......................................................................................................................58

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The Crystal Coast Hospice House annual Gingerbread Competition returns to the Crystal Coast Civic Center Dec. 8-9, with a whimsical wonderland of confection created by the community. Be sure to vote for your favorite to win the “Best in Show” award. “Best of Show” award will be determined by public vote. The public is welcome to view the creations from 11am-5pm and enjoy family-oriented activities. Santa & Mrs. Claus will be on hand from 2-4pm both days followed by musical performances. There is no charge for admission, however, donations will be graciously accepted. For more information call 252808-2244 or visit

Beaufort is the place to celebrate the holiday season on Saturday, Dec. 8. With a daytime ArtWalk and an evening Candlelight Tour, the picturesque waterfront village pulls out all the stops to ring in this festive season. Galleries throughout town throw back their doors to welcome guests with demonstrations and refreshments from 2-5pm. Maps of participating galleries are available at the Beaufort Historic Site and throughout town. The event is free and open to everyone. From 5-8pm, the Beaufort Historical Association hosts its annual Christmas Candlelight Tour. The tour showcases Beaufort’s holiday hospitality and provides a rare glimpse into private historic homes, several inns, bed & breakfasts as well as churches, all elegantly decorated for the season. These private homes represent a wide variety of Beaufort’s unique architectural styles from different periods of the town’s history. Guests can stroll the historic streets at their own pace or hop on the doubledecker bus and join the carolers. Tickets are $16 and can be purchased by calling 252-728-5225 or visiting Turner Street, or visit www.

Flotilla Sets Sail Get ready for a little coastal holiday charm. The Crystal Coast Christmas Flotilla, featuring boats, yachts, kayaks and commercial vessels decorated for the season, sails the season into high gear on Saturday, Dec. 1. The decorated boats can be seen starting at 5:30pm on the Morehead City waterfront and about 6:15pm on the Beaufort waterfront. Boats may register to participate by phone. Cash prizes are awarded. All decorated boats are judged and prizes for excellence and creativity are awarded at the Awards Party after the Flotilla in the Harvey W. Smith Watercraft Center located across the street from the NC Maritime Museum.

Chowder & Holiday Cheer A full range of holiday plans are already underway for downtown Morehead City to celebrate our favorite time of year. On Saturday, Dec. 1, children can have Breakfast with Santa at Floyd’s 1921 Restaurant. There will be three seating times at 8:30, 9:30 and 10:30am. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 252-7271921. At 5pm on Saturday, Dec. 1, join Santa and Mrs. Claus at Jaycee Park and enjoy Christmas carols, then at 5:30pm, the colorful Christmas Flotilla will cruise down the Morehead waterfront. The flotilla begins at Jaycee Park and proceeds down the Morehead City waterfront, so bring the family, bundle up and enjoy the evening. The Morehead City Community Tree will be lit at 6pm at Jaycee Park. Don’t forget to return to downtown Morehead on Saturday, Dec. 8, for the annual Christmas parade, which winds its way down Arendell Street. The parade starts at 11am. For more information, tickets, or entry forms, visit www. 8

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New Members Welcome The Carteret County Antiques and Collectibles Club was established 32 years ago on March 26, 1986 when 12 students who were enrolled in a course on antiques sponsored by Carteret Community College met to start an antiques and collectibles club. Instructor Jean Bruyere Kell; a well-known antiquarian, local dealer, historical researcher, preservationist, author and editor; was instrumental in helping the group to get organized.  Club members wanted a means to expand their knowledge of antiques and share new information. The monthly lunchtime meetings provided an opportunity to interact socially in a relaxed environment while learning more about numerous related subjects. Field trips to museums, historic sites and antique shops were scheduled, in addition to trips to see extensive collections. A few programs from last year were: seashells, quilts, bottles, vintage jewelry and a trip to The Foscue Plantation in Pollocksville.  The name was changed recently to Coastal Antiques and Collectibles Club to be more inclusive of the area. Today, members hail from Atlantic Beach, Beaufort, Emerald Isle, Jacksonville, Morehead City, New Bern, Newport, Pine Knoll Shores, Smyrna, Swansboro and Crewe, Va.  The club meets at 11:30am on the third Wednesday of the month (except June-August) at Clawson’s 1905 in Beaufort to enjoy a speaker followed by lunch and a business meeting. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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Cookies for the Troops The Carteret County Chamber of Commerce will be collecting cookies and other baked goods at the chamber office to be distributed to active duty military personnel on Thursday, Dec. 20. This is the 14th annual Cookies for the Troops Drive and it is expected that over 20,000 cookies will be collected and delivered. Standing watch during the holidays, while many others are on leave with loved ones, can be a lonely feeling. And for many of our young military, this may be their first Christmas away from home. But some cookies and other baked goods provided by an appreciative community can make a tremendous difference in their spirits. Handmade cards and thank you notes from school children, Scouts and church groups can add a lot to the occasion. Collection dates are Dec. 17-19 at the chamber office at 801 Arendell St., Morehead City, from 9am to 5pm. The Military Affairs Committee (MAC) will be accepting homemade goodies or storebought items like cookies, brownies, and cupcakes. Sealable plastic bags, cookie tins or similar containers are the best way to package the goodies. Cakes and pies must be cut and wrapped in individual slices. The Military Affairs Committee (MAC) will deliver the cookies on December 20 to the Marines and Sailors at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point and Bogue Field, Coast Guard personnel at stations Fort Macon and Emerald Isle and US Army personnel on duty at the reserve center in Morehead City. “We want to provide holiday treats to the military personnel who

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are on duty. This is our way to show how much this community appreciated who they are and what they do,” said MAC Chairperson, Lori Tulloch. “Cookie Colonel” Bob Upchurch said, “It’s only an estimate, of course, but we can deliver well over 20,000 items. It’s the big support from the community that makes this possible.” He said organizations like churches, Boy and Girl Scout troops, and others contribute donations. For more information, call Lana Collmann at 252-726-6350 or by email at

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The Value of Marine Sciences in Carteret In May of 2018, the Carteret County Economic Development Department commissioned a study to be done analyzing the economic impact made by the marine science research and education agencies (MARSCI). There are eight major marine science agencies that they looked at: ▪ Carteret Community College Aquaculture & Marine Trades ▪ Duke University Marine Lab ▪ National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ▪ NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores ▪ NC Division of Coastal Management ▪ NC Division of Marine Fisheries ▪ NCSU Center for Marine Sciences and Technology ▪ UNC Institute of Marine Sciences Their findings are jaw dropping. These eight agencies account for a collective annual budget of $54 million and 542 employees. The economic impact assessment found that the agencies’ spending, along with that of their employees, leveraged and additional $29 million in new economic activity and $27 million in additional income supporting 521 jobs. Total economic impact of these eight agencies represents $83 million in economic activity, $64 million is salaries and investment income, and support the employment of 1,063 Carteret County residents. These particular agencies pay an average of $68,024 in salary and benefits compared to the average Carteret County job’s $39,816. MARSCI’s economic contributions add an estimated $1.8 million in local sales tax.

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According to the study, “The nature of MARSCI research and education activities provides for both high-value and sustainable use of Carteret’s natural resources, thus creating economic benefits while simultaneously preserving assets essential to other economic drivers, such as tourism.” It goes on to say, “In addition to their quantifiable economic impacts, the MARSCI agencies make long-term and transformative contributions to Carteret County’s future through a variety of activities – from K-12 STEM education to workforce development to knowledge worker and attraction – that enhance the county’s human capital resources and enliven community vitality.” The study was specific to these eight MARSCI agencies. However, it should be noted that there are numerous other Carteret County organizations that have marine or maritime research, education and/or policy components, such as: Geodynamics, NC Coastal Federation, NOAA national Weather Service, NC Division of Coastal Management, among many others. The reason we are lucky enough to have all of these agencies working in Carteret County is obvious, our location. The environmental and ecosystem assts we possess make this location uniquely valuable for marine science and maritime research. The study points out, “The confluence of major ocean currents, expansive estuarine systems, varied physical attributes (including dynamic barrier islands and inlets), extraordinary biodiversity and a rich maritime history embodied in the densest concentration of shipwrecks in the United States makes this area attractive to scientists and researchers across a variety of disciplines. “

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turtle tracks Looking Back on the 2018 Season Hurricane Florence brought so much destruction to our area. Even now, so many are still facing the daunting task of clean up. We ARE Carteret Strong though, and we’ve come together to come out better and stronger in the end. Sea Turtles are also strong through storms. Historically, these creatures are able to withstand the fury of the storms. A case in point, a Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle (a critically endangered species) was found at the Star Hill Golf Course and successfully relocated into the Intracoastal Waterway after the hurricane! Additionally, a one month old loggerhead washed onto the beach and was happily returned to the ocean by the visitors who found it. That being said, here in Emerald Isle, as far as we know, we lost four of our nests to Hurricane Florence. However, we’ve all read news reports of nests that hatched after the storm though, so we’d like to believe some of the hatchlings from Nests 11-13 DID make it into the ocean! Since only 1 in a 1,000 hatchlings make it to adulthood, we’d like to think every possible tiny turtle makes it!  Speaking of numbers, let’s review our statistics for the nine nests that we KNOW hatched this summer. Nest Number Hatchlings to Ocean/Eggs in Clutch Successful Hatch Rate Nest 1: 82/86 95.3% Nest 2: 103/109 94.4% Nest 3: 134/142 94.3% Nest 4: 67/101 66.3% Nest 5: 116/118 98.3%

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1-2: Core Sound Decoy Festival. 9am-5pm, Saturday and 10am-4pm, Sunday. The annual Core Sound Decoy Festival, held at Harkers Island Elementary School, will feature silent and live auctions, approximately 100 vendors and exhibitors, raffle tickets to win prizes and several competitions for adults and youth. Youth Day will be held on Sunday and all youth will receive free entry and can enjoy door prizes, kids decoy painting and competitions, archery and youth loon calling contests. Details: 252-8388818. Waterfowl Weekend. 9am-5pm, Saturday and 10am-4pm, Sunday. The Core Sound Waterfowl Museum and Heritage Center opens its doors for two days of demonstrations, local music, decoy carvers and exhibitors, educational exhibits, competitions, arts and crafts and plenty of food. Associated special events include a live auction full of hunting collectibles at 5pm, Saturday and at 8am on Sunday the Core Sound Community Church will provide a service. Details: 252-728-1500. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29: Behind the Scenes: Aquarium Close Encounters. 2pm. Visit labs and holding areas, and feed the animals in this thorough behind-thescenes adventure that includes an overhead view of the Living Shipwreck. Age 8 and up, $25. Details: 252-2474003 or 3, 10: Story Time & Pre-K Play. 9-10am. Parents and tots 5 and under enjoy open play in the Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation gymnasium. Parents must accompany children. Free. Details: 252-354-6350. Mon. 3: Flags of Fort Macon. 10am. Meet in the Visitor Center at Fort Macon to learn about flags of the Confederacy. Details: 252-726-3775. 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 28: Behind the Scenes - Shark Snack. 2:30-3:30. Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs and get an overhead view of the Living Shipwreck while aquarists feed the sharks. Age 5 and up, $20. Details: 252-247-4003 or 20

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Tue. 4: Behind the Scenes – Costume Shop. 2pm. Visit the Tryon Palace Costume Shop for a discussion on historical clothing, research and sewing techniques used in the past. Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for students. Included with regular admission. Details: www. 5, 12, 19: Civil War Musket Firing Demonstration. 10am. Learn about a Civil War era musket’s history, loading procedures and firing at Fort Macon. Meet in the Fort. Details: 252-7263775. Wed. 5: Brown Bag Gam – Whales of North Carolina. Noon. Pack a lunch and enjoy an informal program at the NC Maritime Museum, Beaufort. This week’s program focuses on whales of North Carolina. No reservations needed. Free. Details: 252-504-7740 or Thur. 6: Emerald Isle Supper Club. 6:30pm. The Supper Club meets in the commissioners meeting room and is open to all area residents. The December meeting will also serve as Toys for Tots drive and guests are all asked to bring a new, unwrapped toy. Enjoy fellowship and a feast with friends and neighbors. Details: 8-9: Introduction to Wooden Boat Building. 9am-4:30pm. In this two-day hands on course, students explore the art of boat building from start to finish. Begin with the design and lofting of boats and move on to the setup, steam bending and different methods of creating the back bone of small boats. Course fee is $135. Must be 16 to participate. Details:, 252-504-7740. Sat. 8: Exploring the Heavens. 2pm. Join staff from Fort Macon State Park in the visitor’s center with special guest NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador Lisa Pelletier-Harmon to learn about the first non-terrestrial telescope – Hubble. Learn how it changed our understanding of the universe and about the next step in observation. Free. Details: 252-726-3775. Caviar Tour & Tasting. 10:30am-Noon.

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Marshallberg Farm, the largest Russian sturgeon farm in the county, opens its doors for farm tour and caviar tasting. Check out the 40 recirculating aquaculture tanks teeming with sturgeon and taste the bounty of their labor. Cost is $20 and tickets can be purchased at www.marshallbergfarm. com/tours. Mon. 10: Bird Hike. 9am. Meet at the visitor’s center at Fort Macon State Park for a leisurely stroll to identify birds native to the area. Free. Details: 252-726-3775. Thur. 13: Brown Bag Gam – Crossing the Water by Ferry. Noon. Pack a lunch and enjoy an informal program at the NC Maritime Museum, Beaufort. No reservations needed. Free. Details: 252-504-7740 or www. Fri. 14: American Red Cross Blood Drive. 2-7pm. Carteret County chapter of the American Red Cross is holding a blood drive at the Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Community Center. Details: 252-354-6350. Tue. 18: Behind the Scenes – Conservation Lab. 2pm. Learn about the conservation work that is done to artifacts on exhibit at the Governor’s Palace, NC History Center and historic homes around Tryon Palace. Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children. Details: www.tryonpalace. org. Thur. 20: Natural Side of Fort Macon Hike. 10am. Meet in the Visitor Center for a leisurely hike exploring the natural side of Fort Macon. Hike will cover both trail and beach. Details: 252-726-3775.

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Saying 'Good Bye' I would like to begin this article by thanking Frank Rush for his dedicated service to our town. For the past 17 years Frank has been such a wonderful and hardworking town manager. We are a much better community because of his leadership. I find it difficult to put into words what Frank has meant to Emerald Isle. You need to only look around our beautiful town and see what has been accomplished during his tenure as town manager. I was looking over the list of the improvements and accomplishments in our town over the past 17 years and it is just amazing what we have done. We have all worked hard, but I know without Frank’s leadership, vision and guidance, and the great way he worked with the board of commissioners and mayor a lot of these improvements would not have been possible. Thanks Frank for all of your hard work and your dedication to our town. I will miss Frank on a personal level too. I value his friendship and I know I will miss his caring spirit. It has been my pleasure to work with Frank during the last five years as mayor. I saw firsthand his outstanding work ethic and his love of Emerald Isle. I would like to wish Frank, Suzanne, Jacob and Matthew all the best in their move to South Lake Tahoe, California. May God be with you and May God Bless you in your new home. The entire Rush family will be missed.


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I am pleased to welcome Randy Martin as our interim town manager. Randy has 34 years of experience as a city manager, and recently retired as the city manager of Franklin, Virginia, where he served since 2012. From 1996-2012, Randy served as the city manager of Morehead City, where he resides. Emerald Isle is fortunate to have someone of Randy’s caliber and local knowledge at the helm of the town organization for the next several months while the board recruits a new town manager. Welcome Randy! The Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation will have its annual Santa and a Movie on Friday, Dec. 14 at 6pm at the Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Center. Children of all ages join Santa for a Christmas story after enjoying milk and cookies and watching a Christmas movie classic. Admission fee is one unwrapped gift per child. Space is limited and you must pre-register by Thursday, Dec. 13  at 5pm by calling 252-354-6350. This is always a fun night for everyone who attends. I encourage you to sign up early for this popular event. In closing, I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I hope you enjoy the holidays. May you experience the love, joy and peace of this holy season.

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~Emerald Tidings~ Thank You Emerald Isle, and Farewell!

This edition is the final Emerald Tidings newsletter composed by Town Manager Frank Rush, as I will be leaving my position on Nov. 21 after nearly 17 ½ years of service to the Town of Emerald Isle. It has been an honor and privilege to have served you all these years and I am grateful for my experiences and relationships in Emerald Isle. Thank you for your kindness and support over the years! The past 17 ½ years have been the most rewarding time of my life, both personally and professionally, and I will cherish my time in Emerald Isle forever. I came here as a young newlywed with my wife Suzanne, we brought both of our boys into the world in Emerald Isle, and I had the privilege of living in and working for an exceptional community. As I’ve said many times before, “there are far worse places you can be than Emerald Isle, North Carolina,” and I realize how incredibly blessed I have been to live in this beautiful environment, working for dedicated elected officials, with a caring and quality town staff, and for a wonderful community of people who are fortunate to enjoy Emerald Isle. You have deeply enriched my experience in Emerald Isle, taught me valuable lessons about life and local government, and have inspired me to devote my energies toward making Emerald Isle an even better place than it already is. I will be continuing my career as the new city manager of South Lake Tahoe, Calif. Like Emerald Isle, South Lake Tahoe is a popular resort community located in a beautiful natural environment. Although the subject matter may differ from our beach community, the dynamics of both communities are likely very similar. I am excited about the opportunity to learn new things, face new challenges, experience a different region of the country, meet new people, and continue my life’s work in a resort environment. South Lake Tahoe is slightly larger than Emerald Isle, is a year-round resort community with activities and visitors in every season, and is one of the very few communities that I have ever considered worthy of leaving Emerald Isle. I have been incredibly blessed to serve the Town of Emerald Isle, and I know that I will miss everything about Emerald Isle. All good things must come to an end at some point, however, and it is simply time for me to enter the next chapter of my career and my life. The town is in excellent hands under the leadership of Mayor Barber and the board of commissioners, and with the efforts of a great Town staff and your continued support for this community, I am confident that Emerald Isle will continue to thrive in the future. I am thankful for so much during my time in Emerald Isle. I’ve been blessed to work for truly exceptional people who have served as your elected officials during my entire career in Emerald Isle. Each of them has truly worked hard, for the right reasons, to make Emerald Isle a better place for all of us to enjoy. I am also thankful for our incredible town staff – each of them are dedicated and committed to serving our residents, property owners, businesses, and visitors to make your experience in Emerald Isle a little better and a little easier. I am also eternally thankful for the support from so many in our community over the years, especially in response to my wife’s unexpected heart transplant in 2011. Words can never express my gratitude for the community support that my family received during the most trying time of our lives. Mayor Barber and the board of commissioners are hosting a special reception on Thursday, Nov. 15 from 5-7pm in the Community Center, and I hope to say goodbye personally to as many people as I can at that event or while I am out and about in Emerald Isle between now and Nov. 21. My final hope is that each of you will know how deeply I cared for, and still care about Emerald Isle. I hope that my hard work over the years has enriched your lives at least a fraction of the amount that you have enriched my life. Thank you again, and farewell Emerald Isle!

Debris Collection is Nearing Completion

Town staff and the town’s debris contractor continue to work hard to collect the remaining Hurricane Florence debris in Emerald Isle. As of Nov. 1, nearly 190,000 cubic yards of construction & demolition 24

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(C & D) and vegetative debris have been collected in Emerald Isle. The town continues to gradually certify completion and release the debris contractor from C & D collection responsibilities on various streets on a daily basis. Once these streets are certified as complete, the town will no longer collect C&D debris from the street edge, and debris collection and disposal will become the practical and financial responsibility of the property owner. Please do not place additional C & D debris at the street edge. If you still have C & D debris that was not placed at the street edge by the previously announced Oct. 28 deadline, there are two options available: 1) You may transport your own debris to a temporary county disposal site at Western Park off old NC 58 in Cedar Point, and there is no fee for disposal, or 2) Your personal contractor may transport your debris to the county transfer station off Hibbs Road in Newport, and applicable disposal fees will be charged. The town expects to fully release the debris contractor from vegetative debris collection responsibilities in early or midNovember. The town’s Public Works Department will then resume normal vegetative debris collection efforts. Public Works operates two 24-cubic yard (Continued on page 26)


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capacity trucks year-round with a goal of collecting all vegetative debris in the town each week. The town is aware of all remaining C & D debris that needs collecting. If you placed your debris at the street edge prior to the Oct. 28 deadline, the town’s contractor will definitely collect the debris in the coming days and all vegetative debris will be collected by either the Town’s contractor or by Public Works. Thank you for your patience!

In total, the town is seeking approximately $56 million (revised from a previous estimate) from FEMA and the NC Division of Emergency Management to replace approximately 2.2 million cubic yards of sand lost from the Town’s 12 miles of ocean beach during Hurricane Florence.

Bogue Inlet Navigation Channels in Good Shape

The US Army Corps of Engineers has completed new surveys of the Bogue Inlet ocean bar, connecting channel, and AIWW crossing, and these navigation channels remain in relatively good shape despite the impacts of Hurricane Florence and Tropical Storm Michael. These surveys are available for public review at saw-nav. (ocean bar) and at pdf (connecting channel and AIWW crossing). At the request of the town, the US Army Corps of Engineers completed maintenance dredging in Bogue Inlet in late August and early September. This dredging effort, with a total cost of nearly $200,000, was jointly funded by the State of North Carolina, the Town of Emerald Isle, Carteret County, Onslow County, and the towns of Swansboro, Cedar Point and Cape Carteret. The town has been fortunate to enjoy a cooperative relationship with each of these government entities, and is thankful for their partnership.

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Join Us for the Christmas Parade - November 24!

The 15th Annual Emerald Isle Christmas Parade (sponsored by the Emerald Isle Business Association) will be held on Saturday, Nov. 24 at 3pm along NC 58 between Mangrove Drive (near CVS and K&V Plaza) and the Town Government Complex. Please join us for this great annual event as we celebrate the holiday season and our many blessings in Emerald Isle! If you’d like to enter a float in the parade, please visit www. and/or contact Parade Chairman Don Wells at donaldjwells@gmail. com or 252-772-3282.

Beach Nourishment Bids Due Nov. 20

The town’s engineers, in conjunction with Carteret County and the Town of Indian Beach, have released the bid solicitation for the nourishment of approximately 3 miles of ocean beach in eastern Emerald Isle. Construction bids are due on Tuesday, Nov. 20, and the town is hopeful that three bids will be received. If fewer than three bids are received, North Carolina law will require the town to re-advertise for an additional period of time, after which any bids may be opened and considered. Assuming a reasonable bid, the board may award a construction contract in December, with work beginning sometime in early 2019. This project covers the same area previously planned for nourishment this winter (between the Indian Beach town limits and the 3000 block; before Florence impacted Emerald Isle), but the scope now includes the replacement of the approximately 617,000 cubic yards of sand lost during Hurricane Florence. A new ~25 feet wide dune will be constructed in this area, and the flat beach berm will be widened by an additional 40-60 feet. Dune vegetation will also be planted as part of this project. If the town does not receive reasonable bids in November, it is likely that this project will be delayed until winter 2019-2020 and combined with a larger project that would also include central and western Emerald Isle. 26

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The board of commissioners has appointed Randy Martin as interim town manager of Emerald Isle. Randy will begin work on Monday, Nov. 12, and will work with departing Town Manager Frank Rush until Nov. 21 in order to promote a smooth transition. Randy Martin has 34 years of experience as a city manager, and recently retired as the City Manager of Franklin, Va., where he served since 2012. From 1995-2012, Randy served as the city manager of Morehead City, and he still resides in Morehead City. His career also includes service as the city manager of King, NC from 1984-1995. The board is pleased to have someone of Randy’s caliber and local knowledge at the helm of the town organization for the next several months while the board recruits a new town manager.

Commissioners Begins Recruitment for Town Manager

The board of commissioners has solicited proposals from consulting firms for the recruitment and selection of the next town manager, and is expected to enter into a contract with the selected firm by mid-November. (A copy of the RFP is available at www. .) The consulting firm will assist the board with all aspects of the recruitment and selection process over the next few months, with a goal to appoint a new town manager sometime in spring 2019.

Coyote Trapping Efforts Set To Resume

Due to continuing concerns about coyotes, the town will again implement a coyote trapping program this winter. The town has coordinated coyote trapping efforts for the past two winters, and has removed a total of 26 coyotes from various locations in Emerald Isle. Despite these efforts, there are still believed to be several coyote families living in Emerald Isle, in several areas.

Beginning Dec. 1, interested property owners can retain the services of a licensed trapper on their property at no or minimal cost, and should contact Emerald Isle Police Chief Tony Reese at 252354-2021 or for more information. Under the town’s program, trappers are required to notify the Emerald Isle Police Dept. when and where traps are set and when coyotes are actually trapped. Coyote traps will also be set on various townowned properties in areas not frequented by the public. The town’s program is consistent with NC Wildlife Resources Commission regulations, and will be in effect from Dec. 1 through Feb. 28, 2019.

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Coastal Federation Promotes Living Shorelines

The NC Coastal Federation, based off of NC 24 across Bogue Sound from Emerald Isle, is a strong advocate for living shorelines. Living shorelines are an economic and environmentally-friendly alternative to bulkheads that absorb wave energy through the use of more natural approaches such as restored salt marsh grasses and oyster reefs. While many property owners are rebuilding after the storm, the Coastal

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The ART of the Christmas Carol Deck Your Hall with 'Proclitics' ‘Tis the holiday season, so ‘tis time to bring out the proclitics. “Proclitic” as a noun is defined as “a word pronounced with so little emphasis that it is shortened and forms part of the following word.” A good example is what happens with the Southern “you” when followed by “all” – becoming “y’all.” The English language “used to have a number of proclitics, a bunch of shortened words that attach to the beginning of other words,” reports Dr. Arika Okrent of Chicago, Ill., who is an author and specialist in linguistics. “Most proclitic words are now archaic or obsolete, but every December the neglected proclitics get their revenge, as a holiday avalanche of ‘tis-es’ rolls through town,” she commented. “‘Tis, of course, is a shortening of ‘it is’ and has a Charles Dickensian, Christmasy ring to it,” Dr. Okrent said. “For a time (into the 19th century), ‘tis was far more common in writing than its counterpart it’s.” (An Englishman, Charles Dickens wrote “A Christmas Carol” in 1843.) The Scottish musician Thomas Oliphant is also an important contributor to the legend and lore of proclitics. He is credited with writing the lyrics to the old Welsh yuletide favorite, “Deck the Hall (with Boughs of Holly)” that advises all: “‘Tis the season to be jolly.” Dr. Okrent has an elfish sense of humor, or so it seems. She remarked: “‘Tis the season’ is now so deeply embedded in our linguistic consciousness that the perfectly normal phrase ‘it’s the season’ just sounds weird … like Mick Jagger singing ‘I can’t get any satisfaction.’” “Why let ‘tis have all the fun?” she asked. So, welcome to the discussion the word ‘twas … as in “Twas the night before Christmas,” the opening line of Clement Clarke Moore’s classic poem, “A Visit from St. Nicholas.” He wrote

the poem in 1822, so it has endured the test of time for 196 years now. Some of Moore’s visual images use words that are rarely heard in 21st century vocabulary. These lines deserve clarification: The children were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of sugar plums danced in their heads. Those are not “sugar-coated plums” that Moore was writing about, said Dr. Rebecca Rupp, an expert on food science and a regular contributor to National Geographic magazine. “A sugar plum is a comfit, one of the world’s oldest sugar candies … but tricky to make and time consuming,” Dr. Rupp revealed. “Chances are that dancing in the heads of the sleeping children were oval or spherical hard-sugar and pricey sweets.” A generic sugar plum is anything that is sweet, delectable and lovely. Away to the window, I flew like a flash, Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash. This means, of course, the narrator opened the window. The sash is the moveable part of a window made up of the vertical and horizontal frame that holds the glass, according the folks at Pella Corp., who have published “Window Anatomy.” There are two references to “coursers.” These are: More rapid than eagles, his coursers they came, And he whistled and shouted and called them by name. So, up to the housetop, the coursers they flew, With the sleigh full of toys, and St. Nicholas too. Moore was talking about the eight reindeer. “Courser” was a term used to

describe a fast horse; he applied it to St. Nick’s surely speedy reindeer here. He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle, And away they all flew like the down of a thistle. The thistle plant produces fine down that is soft and blown away by the wind to spread its seeds, much like a dandelion. Other proclitics just waiting to be used in sentences are: “‘Twere, ‘twould, ‘twon’t and ‘twill.” C’mon, you can do it … and think of others as twell.

Poet and Hymnodist Team to Shape Holiday Ritual Clement Clarke Moore went “down in history” as the author of the famous poem “A Visit from St. Nicholas” (also known as “The Night Before Christmas”). Living in New York City, Moore wrote his verses on Christmas Eve in 1822 to share with his six children, all under the age of 8, the prime years for dreaming about sugar plums. One source said Moore gained his inspiration to write the poem during a sleigh ride home from Greenwich Village earlier in the day. The round-bellied St. Nick in his poem was said to closely resemble “a rather large, jolly Dutchman” who drove his sleigh that day. Interestingly, Moore never intended for his magical poem to be published or shared with a worldwide audience. We have Harriet Butler, a friend of the family, to thank for that. The Moore children told her about their father’s poem. She copied it and submitted it to the editor of the Troy (N.Y.) Sentinel. It was printed in the newspaper’s Dec. 23, 1823, edition. Detailing Moore’s poetry has been a lifelong passion of Nancy H. Marshall, author of “The Night Before Christmas: A Descriptive Bibliography of Clement Clarke Moore’s Immortal Poem,” which she published in 2002. (She had retired in 1997 as Dean of University Libraries at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va.) Marshall asserts that Moore’s historic, yuletide poem is by far “the mostpublished, most-read, most-memorized and most-collected work in all of Christmas literature.” She said Moore was a bit embarrassed for much of his life that a “frivolous poem” might overshadow his serious academic and religious writings and achievements. Born in 1779, Moore was the only child of heiress Charity Clarke and Dr. Benjamin Moore, an Episcopal bishop, Rector of

Trinity Church and President of Columbia College in New York City. Moore graduated first in his class from Columbia in 1798. His scholarly pursuits included editing his father’s sermons, writing treatises and political pamphlets and contributing regular columns to the editorial pages of local newspapers, commenting on religion, languages, politics and poetry. In 1827, Clement Clarke Moore, now as owner of the family estate, agreed to donate significant acreage, the entire apple orchard, to become the site of the new General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church for the preparation of “young men for holy orders in the Protestant Episcopal Church.” Moore became a member of the seminary faculty and served as a Professor of Oriental and Greek Literature as well as Divinity and Biblical Learning. One of the students who came along near the end of Moore’s teaching career was John Henry Hopkins Jr., of Pittsburgh, Pa., also the son of a church bishop. After he graduated in 1850, Hopkins accepted the job as the seminary’s first music teacher and editor of the Church Journal. Moore shares a sentimental Christmas season bond with Hopkins. While the teacher wrote “A Visit from St. Nicholas,” the student wrote a famous Christmas carol 35 years later in 1857, “We Three Kings.” Connie Kearns McCarthy, who succeeded Parker as head at the library system at the College of William and Mary, commented that Moore’s poem “captured the imagination of young and old over many generations. Memories of childhood, parenting and grandparenting add to each reading and telling of these beloved verses.” Likewise, Hopkins’ carol has had a profound influence on the celebration of the Christmas holiday by generations of citizens the

world over. Everyone knows the song’s first verse and refrain: We three kings of Orient are Bearing gifts we traverse afar. Field and fountain, moor and mountain, Following yonder star.

O star of wonder, star of night, Star with royal beauty bright, Westward leading, still proceeding, Guide us to thy perfect light. Although the popular belief is that three wise men visited the newborn Christ, the Bible does not specify the number of magi who were there. In Matthew, the scripture reads: “They rejoiced with exceedingly great joy … and they presented gifts … gold, frankincense and myrrh.” The Answers-in-Genesis website offers an interpretation: “The traditional view that three wise men journeyed to see Christ is likely based on the fact that three gifts were given. We can only speculate. There may have been … many more.” As the wise men were earthly kings, it’s entirely possible they had an entire entourage with them when they appeared before King Herod, causing Herod to be even more fearful of the birth of the Savior, so suggests the Rev. Powell Osteen, senior pastor of First United Methodist Church in Morehead City. Biblical historian Robert Cummings said that while “‘We Three Kings’ forever afforded Hopkins a place in music history, he was not “a one-hit composer.’” Hopkins had a successful career as a hymnodist, composing many hymns and canticles. He also wrote the Christmas carol, “Gather Around the Christmas Tree.” Mike Wagoner

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Adult Programs

•AA: Saturdays at 8pm meets at town hall. •Art Club: Meets every Wed, 12-4pm at town hall. •Community Woodworkers’ Club: 1st Thurs at 7pm at town hall. •Emerald Isle Stamp (Philately) Club: 2nd & 4th Thurs at 7pm at town hall. •Quilters Group: 3rd Wed of each month from 1-4pm at town hall.

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The Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation offers a variety of fitness classes~ Fees: members $1/class, non-members $5/class (unless otherwise noted). Mon & Fri 8am - STEP; Mon & Wed 10:30am - Small Group Strength Training; Mon 4:15pm - Core, Strength, & Pilates; Mon & Tue 5:30pm - TABATA; Tue 8am - DANCE FUSION; Tue 9am - BODY SCULPT; Wed 8am – ZUMBA; Wed. 4:15pm - Pilates; Wed 5:30pm - POUND; Fri 9:15am - H.I.I.T: High Intensity Interval Training; Sat 9am - ADULT S.A.F.E.= Self-Defense, Awareness, Fitness & Empowerment ($5 non-members-$2 members); Sat. 11:20am - Retransitions

Yoga Program Schedule

Taught by certified Yoga instructors on staff, these classes focus on basic Yoga postures & asana for the beginner; Fees: $2 members & $7 non-members •Yoga: Mon 12pm, Tue 10am, Wed 12pm, Thu. 9am •Gentle Yoga: Saturdays 10:15am •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 & Wed @ 9:15am-($5 members, $10 non-members.)

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Dec. 1: 7th Annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair. 9am-3pm. Held in the gymnasium featuring all handmade or hand-authenticated items from local artisans and crafters. Dec. 13: Coffee with a Cop @ Ben & Jerry’s. 9-10am. Join neighbors and police officers for coffee and conversation! No agendas or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know the officers in your neighborhood! Coffee with a Cop takes place on the fourth Thursday of each month at different locations in yown. Friday Free Flick – Cancelled for December. Dec. 14: Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation’s 5th Annual Santa and a Movie. Children of all ages join Santa on for a Christmas story after enjoying milk and cookies and watching a short Christmas movie classic! Kids are encouraged to wear their most comfy Christmas pajamas! Please bring a blanket for your family to sit on during the movie! Event takes place at Emerald Isle Parks & Recreation, 7500 Emerald Drive. Admission fee is one unwrapped gift per child. You MUST pre-register to attend. Dec. 18: PEP Program. 10-11am. The PEP program, or Police Educating the Public, is a series of one-hour classes presented on the third Tuesday of every month in the town board meeting room to increase public awareness and provide education and tips on how you can prevent yourself from becoming vulnerable to these issues. Topic: “Neighborhood Watch Annual Awareness” Dec. 21: American Red Cross Blood Drive. 2-7pm. Carteret County Chapter of the American Red Cross is holding a blood drive at Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Community Center, 203 Leisure Lane. Please give! THE COMMUNITY CENTER WILL BE CLOSED: Monday, Dec. 24 Tuesday, Dec. 25 THE COMMUNITY CENTER WILL CLOSE AT 5PM ON: Monday, Dec. 31

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at the AQUARIUM Holidays Ahead Keep a lookout for St. Nick and his elves at the aquarium during the holiday season. He and his helpers can be spotted through Christmas Eve. The jolly man and aquarium staff take the day off Christmas Day. Otherwise, the aquarium and the gift shop are open 9am-5pm every day – including Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day. Here are some happenings to consider when making your holiday plans for your family: Whispered wishes among the fishes bring holiday magic to the aquarium’s Santa by the Sea on Saturday, Dec. 8. Participants will purchase event tickets in addition to aquarium

admission fee or aquarium membership. Event tickets will be sold from 9am-4:30pm, on the day of event, and on-site only. Tickets are required only for children participating in the event. Adults are not required to pay event ticket. Regular admission or membership gives them entry to observe event activities. If an adult would like to participate in the activities, an event ticket is required.  Ticket includes a take-home photo with Santa, plus crafts and other seasonal fun. The event ends at 5:30pm. Have you seen Santa Scuba dive? Santa and his elves love to swim among the sharks and schools of fishes in the Living Shipwreck habitat during the holiday season. Look for them from Dec. 10-24. Dive programs are free with admission or membership.

Winter Camps If you have a youngster out of school on winter break, the aquarium’s holiday camps keep kids active and learning activities, animal encounters, discovery labs and behind-the-scenes action. Dec. 27 is for kids in first and third grades; Dec. 28 for fourth through sixth grades. Camps


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run 8:30am-2:30pm. Space is limited and advance registration is required; $40 per camper, $36 for members. Around the corner is Sea Turtle Camp, Jan. 21 for fourth through sixth grades. This camp is perfect for budding marine biologists to experience what it’s like to work with these beloved marine reptiles during their school holiday. Participants learn all about sea turtles as they work alongside the aquarium’s turtle biologists. Animal encounters, behind-the-scenes action and a take-home craft project also are included. Advance registration is required for this memorable opportunity; $40 per camper, $36 for members.

Go Global with the Outreach Program The aquarium outreach team travels year-round across North Carolina visiting students of all ages. From the sea to the mountains, they spread the message of appreciation and conservation for our aquatic habitats with preschools, classrooms, libraries, senior communities and civic groups along the way. Now, outreach has a new way to connect – distance learning! With a computer, a webcam and an internet connection, students can speak to a live instructor and see an animal ambassador up close. With distance learning we can go anywhere, giving strength to the message that conservation is a world-wide effort. As the holiday season draws near, consider giving the gift of distance learning to a special group in your life. For details on how your group can connect with the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, call 252-247-4003.

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Toddle in Toddler Time is a great way to keep the tots in touch with the natural world even when it’s cold outside. Parents and young children can enjoy stories, songs, crafts, puppets and occasional animal encounters (if applicable to the theme) every Wednesday morning, 9:30-10:15am and 10:30-11:15am. The program runs every week through March, except for Nov. 14, 21, 28; Dec. 5; Dec. 26. Activities each week feature concepts appropriate for the age level, such as shape recognition, colors, letters and counting. December’s featured creatures include octopus and frogs; January’s stars include stingrays, diamondback terrapins, screech owls and North American river otters. The program runs through March. The NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores is 5 miles west of Atlantic Beach at 1 Roosevelt Blvd., Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512. Hours are 9am-5pm daily. For more information, see pine-knoll-shores or call 252-247-4003.

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‘Twas a night afore Christmas when all through the house, nary a thing was stirring, not even Hattie Lee, my spouse. The waders was a hangin’ by the chimney with care in hopes that Santa Claus would fill ‘em up thar. The yungens was a nestled all snug in thar beds, with visions of sweet tater pies slam filling their heads. Ma in her sou’wester, and I in my cap, had just settled down to catch us a nap. When out in da water there rose such a sound; I jumped to da window to see if a skiff had run aground. And don’t you think that it weren’t a shock to see Santa Claus stranded on an oyster rock. Now that ain’t the half of it – there’s more – the poor ol’ fellow was awadin’ ashore. I could tell by his looks, he weren’t none of my kin, but – boy, let me tell ya – he was mad as a wet settin’ hen. He was utterin’ a word as he went straight to his work, cause he lost one of his boots in da mud when he pulled it with a jerk. Well, he went to da Rices but thar he got tired, tryin’ to get across the sandspurs in their front yard. He went to the Willises to give them a lot, till he tripped and fell on a rusty crab pot. ‘Bout ready to give up, he went to Zola’s down da road, and all she got was an ugly oyster toad. He headed to the Mundens but turned around, figured the way he looked, they’d put him in the ground. So wet and full of sandspurs, thar he stood; he decided he better get while the getting’ was good. So he swam to the boat ready to leave da island; pulled her in reverse and ran slam into a pilin’. I heard him hollar as he sank outta sight, “My Lord, honey, ain’t I been mommicked this night.”

'Twas a Night Afore Christmas, Son Historians agree that the original Harkers Island version of “The Night Before Christmas,” was written by Connie McElroy in 1982. Growing up in Morehead City, Connie McElroy always tried to please her fun-loving mother, Florence Lewis McElroy, even after becoming a grown woman. “Christmas was our special season,” Connie said. This became even more meaningful after Connie went off to college in 1976 at the UNC-Chapel Hill. “All through college, I couldn’t wait for winter break, to have some time off from classes so I could come home to Morehead City and do Christmas things with mom. My dad (Jim McElroy) died when I was 17 while I was a student at West Carteret High School, so my mother and I were very, very close,” Connie said. “In 1982, I had just received my master’s degree at North Carolina State University, and I had accepted a job that wasn’t going to start until January. I had more than a month to spend at home during the holidays. I was super excited.” Mother Florence had made her list, and the first item was for daughter Connie to help come up with some entertainment for the First Baptist Church ladies’ Sunday school class Christmas gathering. Florence was in charge … and in a bit of a panic, as Connie recalls. Connie retreated to her room, and came out about an hour later with a handwritten poem, “‘Twas a Night Afore Christmas, Son.” Now, if you’re from “off,” which is the entire world beyond the Carteret County limits, you may not have heard of the word “mommick.” But, it’s guaranteed that you’ve been there, done that. If you have ever been exasperated beyond belief, totally frazzled, beaten to a pulp or just dad-gum slam worn out, then you’ve been mommicked. The “inside joke” of Connie McElroy’s poem pertains to the Mundens. One branch of the family tree has been in the mortuary business in Carteret County for three generations, since 1955. While the “Munden Funeral Home & Crematory commitment has always been to offer a caring atmosphere for memorializing the life of loved ones,” all the children of the world are thankful that Mrs. Claus heretofore has not required Munden’s services or that of any of Carteret County funeral parlor. Mom loved the results, Connie said, and the dutiful daughter donned her sou’wester and wader boots and recited the poem “in the best Down East brogue I could muster” to the church women who had assembled in the parlor at the home of the late Theresa Cheek’s house on Evans Street. The poem’s setting was on Harkers Island, but the characters were other women from the Sunday school class – Hattie Lee Phillips, Frankie Rice, Thelma Willis, Zola Brown and Mildred Munden. They clapped and cackled in approval. “That was that, or so I thought at the time,” Connie said. She was friendly with the neighbor girl, Barbara Nolan, a high school student at the time, and gave her a copy of the poem that Barbara took to school the next day. It started to spread like wildfire, but Connie’s name was not on the paper. “I believe it was copied and sent to every post office box in town

Twin daughters Haley Bacon (left) and Lindsey Bacon, with Dad Eddie Bacon and Mom Connie McElroy-Bacon (holding the family pooch Magnolia Blossom, aka "Maggie," a Bichon. that Christmas of 1982,” Connie said. “Everyone, it seemed, enjoyed the poem and talked about it. But nobody knew who wrote it. Only Barbara, Mom and I knew for years that it was my poem. “When it came out printed in the Harkers Island Cookbook, Mom got in touch with that woman and set her straight that Florence Lewis McElroy’s daughter was the poem’s author. You’d better believe it, when they reprinted that cookbook years later, my name was attached to the poem.” The whole ordeal with the poem has been a great source of amusement for the family, and Connie says she is happy her poem has become a holiday tradition in Carteret County. Connie is married to Eddie Bacon. They have twin daughters, Lindsey and Haley. Both are recent graduates of NC State. Each earned a bachelor’s degree in fashion and textile management, with a concentration in brand management and marketing. The family’s primary residence is in Cary, where Connie is the owner of McElroy-Bacon Consulting Services, which delivers professional development and continuing education programs for engineers, educators and other professionals. The firm specializes in conducting conferences, workshops and seminars. The McElroy family continues to have Carteret County connections, as Connie’s two brothers are property owners. Jim McElroy is a fulltime resident in Morehead City, while Keith McElroy, who lives in Cary near his sister, is a second home owner here. Connie and Eddie now own the original McElroy homeplace on Bridges Street in Morehead City. It serves as their retreat, as they come to the coast as often as their schedules allow. Lindsey and Haley share a big plan to create the Connie McElroyBacon “brand,” using the poem, with children’s story graphics, as the centerpiece. “Haley would like to illustrate the book,” Connie said. “Since both girls have brand management and social media marketing backgrounds, we may go ‘viral.’ Yes, we just might do it before I croak,” Connie said laughingly. If not, the whole dream goes up in smoke, like a good poke (in the eye). Mike Wagoner (Genealogical research by the History Museum of Carteret County) ISLAND REVIEW • December 2018


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health & wellness Understanding Common Terms on Food Labels When shopping for groceries, consumers can feel as if they need a degree in nutrition sciences to determine just what it is they’re buying. Food labels can be complex and include various terms that may be unknown to consumers. Understanding these terms can help people make sound decisions regarding the foods they eat. Cage free: Eggs labeled “cage free” means that the hens that laid the eggs were not raised in caged housing systems, which the Humane Society of the United States has described as inhumane. The organization Food and Water Watch notes that living conditions for hens raised in cage-free environments may still be poor. Daily value: According to the medical resource WebMD, daily value indicates the percentage of a certain nutrient in a food, based on a 2,000-calorie-per-day diet. WebMD notes that 8 percent is general considered to be good. Dietary fiber: The Mayo Clinic notes that dietary fiber refers to the parts of plant foods that the human body cannot digest or absorb. Fiber is typically classified as soluble, which refers to types of fiber that dissolve in water, and insoluble, which is used to describe types of fiber that promote movement of material through the digestive system. Soluble fiber can help lower blood cholesterol and glucose levels, while insoluble can help people who suffer from constipation or irregular stools. Enriched: Foods that are labeled as “enriched” have had nutrients added to them to replace those that were lost when the food was processed. Fortified: Fortified describes foods that had nutrients added to them that were not present initially. A common example of a fortified food or beverage is milk, which is fortified with vitamin D to help the body absorb the calcium present in milk. GMO: GMO stands for “genetically modified organisms,” which are organisms that have had their genetic material artificially manipulated in genetic engineering labs. The Non-GMO Project says that a growing body of evidence has connected GMOs with an assortment of health problems and environmental damage. Grass fed: Grass fed implies that the animals used to produce meat and dairy were fed only grass. Consumer Reports advises consumers to look for seals such as American Grass fed or PCO Certified 100% Grass fed to ensure that manufacturer claims have

been verified and that the animals were fed 100 percent grass and raised on pasture. Hormone free: The federal government of the United States prohibits the use of hormones to raise poultry and hogs, so manufacturers who label their foods as “hormone free” have not gone above and beyond to make their foods healthier. Organic: The United States Department of Agriculture has strict criteria in regard to labeling foods as “organic.” To be labeled “organic,” dairy, eggs, meat, and poultry can come only from animals that were not given antibiotics or growth hormones. Fruits and vegetables can only be labeled “organic” if they were produced without conventional pesticides, fertilizers made with synthetic ingredients, bioengineering or ionizing radiation. Processed: Many consider processed foods to be bad and loaded with additives. But that’s not always the case. The USDA defines processed as foods that have undergone a change of character. For example, cut, prewashed spinach qualifies as a processed food. Sodium: Otherwise known as salt, sodium is necessary to maintain nerve and muscle health. However, many people consume too much sodium, oftentimes because of processed foods. WebMD notes that sodium intake should be limited to 2,300 milligrams or less per day. Certain people, such as those over the age of 51, African Americans or those with certain conditions, such as hypertension and diabetes, should consume no more than 1,500 milligrams of sodium per day. Understanding food labels is a great first step toward eating healthy.

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Recovering from Florence Things are returning to normal for most of Atlantic Beach. There are still plenty of repairs to be done and many of us are still working with insurance adjusters and contractors to get our homes and businesses back to their pre-storm conditions. But we are clearly moving in the right direction. From the moment the storm hit, we have been inundated with offers to help those in need in Atlantic Beach. This outpouring was heartwarming and underscores the strength of our Atlantic Beach community. We are still getting requests of how people can help Atlantic Beach. My suggestion is a simple one. Come visit. For those of you who are second home owners and don’t spend much time at the beach during the winter, this winter is a good time to make some off-season visits. The seasonal nature of our local economy is challenging for our business community in any year. This year, however, businesses were closed, and their employees were out of work for most of September (much longer for some). And, the following months have been slower than usual due to the storm. This makes the coming winter months a real challenge for our businesses and their employees. This would be a great year to come to Atlantic Beach to do some Christmas shopping – our surf shops sell winter clothing too. If you can make it, we’ve got a fun Christmas parade on the evening of Friday, Dec. 7. Why not come down for the parade, eat out at your

favorite restaurants and do some shopping? I promise the parking at Atlantic Station will be easier than at Crabtree Valley Mall in Raleigh. We also have fun events around New Year’s including a large beach bonfire at the end of December and the Polar Plunge on New Year’s Day. This year, New Year’s Eve is on a Monday, so it is set up perfectly for you to make a long weekend out of a trip to beach. Similarly, Valentines Day is on a Thursday this coming February – another great excuse for a long weekend at the beach. We are trying to put together a fun culinary event around that time to give you something else to do while you are here. There are a lot of people in Atlantic Beach and throughout Carteret County who have been displaced due to the storm. I don’t mean to minimize their struggles by suggesting that some off-season trips to the beach will solve their problems. The nonprofit organizations who are helping these folks can surely use your support too. But our businesses and their employees are members of our community just as our residents, homeowners and visitors are. And, I think that sometimes the businesses can get overlooked in the recovery efforts. Most of our businesses have reopened. I am hopeful that everyone will be back to normal by springtime. In the meantime, please try to make some extra offseason visits to Atlantic Beach. Our businesses and their employees will be very glad to see you.

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Christmas Carols are Good for the Soul One of the annual holiday traditions at the Crystal Coast, is a collection of “Carols of the Times,” which will be published any day now as an insert within the Carteret County News-Times, containing sheet music and lyrics for 16 all-time favorite Christmas carols. Readers are invited to enjoy and sing along. Everybody knows these tunes. Three of the carols caught the fancy of this writer. The first is “Jingle Bells.” It’s an American song that was composed in 1857; music and lyrics by James Lord Pierpont of Boston. It was originally entitled “One Horse Open Sleigh.” It became “Jingle Bells” in 1859, and the Medford (Mass.) Historical Society claims the song was inspired by the town’s popular winter sleigh races. Pierpont wrote the song while patronizing the Simpson Tavern in Medford, with Mrs. Otis Waterman as a witness. Journalist Chesha Kimek explained that jingling sleigh bells were a safety feature. She wrote: “Sled runners glided smoothly over the ground and snow muffled the sounds of horses’ hooves, making the horse-drawn sleigh a nearly silent form of transportation. Clinking bells helped drivers avoid collisions at intersections and alerted passersby to a sled’s approach.” Other historians maintain that “Jingle Bells” was a drinking song, as people would jingle the ice in their glasses as they sang the second verse. It goes like this: A day or two ago, I thought I’d take a ride And soon, Miss Fanny Bright Was seated by my side, The horse was lean and lank Misfortune seemed his lot He got into a drifted bank And then we got upsot. One literary source commented: “The double meaning of ‘upsot’ was thought humorous, and a sleigh ride of unchaperoned young couples into distant woods or fields afforded untold opportunities for unmentionable behavior.” Heaven forbid. “Jingle Bells” was first recorded by the Edison Male Quartet in

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of $967.13 in 2017 on the holiday season. That was up 3.4 percent from the year prior. Tracking of spending on video games by The NPD Group reflects a growth of 15 percent when compared to a year ago. All categories have shown gains, including software, hardware, accessories, and game cards. Fortnite has been a significant software sales driver for 2018, ratcheting up legions of fans seemingly overnight. Many people pride themselves on shopping early for gifts, but there are 11th hour consumers as well. NRF says around 15 percent of last-minute shoppers plan to buy gifts at supermarkets or grocery stores. Charitable giving tends to skyrocket at the end of the year, when the spirit of giving synonymous with the season inspires individuals to give back. According to PricewaterhouseCoopers, the average total cash contribution to charity by individuals is roughly $245. The NRF notes that, in 2017, only about 12 percent of consumers finished their

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1-2: John Costlow Christmas Train Show. The annual holiday train show sets up at the Old Train Depot, Beaufort, with a variety of model train displays. The event is free, however, donations for the Beaufort Lions Club will be graciously accepted. Open from 9am-6pm on Saturday and 11am-4pm on Sunday.

Sat. 1: Breakfast with Santa. 8:30am-11:30am. Floyd’s 1921 and the Downtown Morehead City Revitalization Association host Santa and friends during three seating times. Backup location: The History Museum of Carteret County. Cost is $12, adults; $8, children. Reservations are required. Details: 252-727-1921. Chowder & Cheer Crawl. 1-5pm. Downtown Morehead City businesses open their doors for this special event. In addition to chowder, guests can expect live demonstrations by artists, musical performances and more. Tickets are $25. Details: 252-808-0440 or www. Morehead City Tree Lighting. 5-6pm. Santa and Mrs. Claus welcome friends prior to the annual Morehead City Christmas tree lighting at 6pm. Enjoy carols and hot chocolate. Details: 252-808-0440 or Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair. 8am-6pm. Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation host its annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair in the gymnasium. The fair features all handmade or hand-authenticated items from local artisans and crafters. Details: 252-3546350. Morehead City/Beaufort Flotilla. 5:30pm. The boat parade begins in Morehead City and arrives in Beaufort about 6:15pm. Awards follow in the NC Maritime Museum’s watercraft center. Details:, 252-5047740. 5, 12, 19: Discovering Tryon Palace Holiday Décor. 9:30am. Join staff at Tryon Palace to learn about the decorations for the upcoming Candlelight Christmas celebration. Hadley Cheris, gardens and greenhouse manager, will lead the tour. Cost is $10. Details: 6, 8-9: “Can’t Wait for Christmas.” Craven Community Chorus presents its annual holiday showcase under the direction of Philip Evancho accompanied by Cheryl Arthur Kite and Rachel Pino. Performances will be held at 7pm on Thursday and 3pm on Saturday and Sunday in Orringer Hall on the campus of Craven Community College. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased in advance at Bank of the Arts, Kitchen on Trent, Fullers Music and Harris Teeter in New Bern and will be available at the door. Details: Marilyn Davis, 252-670-0230. Fri. 7: Atlantic Beach Light Up the Night Parade. 6pm. This magical light parade begins at Oceanana Pier and moves down West Fort Macon Road to the Circle area. 8-9: Gingerbread House Festival. This event at the Crystal Coast Civic Center raises funds for the Crystal Coast Hospice House and includes a gingerbread house competition in three categories as well as brightly decorated crab pot Christmas trees. All skill levels are welcome. Swing by from 11am-5pm each day to view the tempting treats or swing by to have a photo taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus from 2-4pm each day. Details: 252-808-2244, 8 & 15: Candlelight Celebration. 4:30-9:30pm. Visit Christmas past through a variety of vignettes during this annual tradition at Tryon Palace, New Bern. It’s 1773 in the Governor’s Palace, 1814 in the Stanly House, 1835 in the Dixon House and 1950 at the Commission House – all 54

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Sat. 8: Morehead City Christmas Parade. 11am. The sights and sounds of the holidays parade down Arendell Street in downtown Morehead City. Santa by the Sea. 9am-5:30pm. Kids can share their wishes among the fishes and get a snapshot with Santa at the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Make crafts, enjoy a holiday movie, get a photo with Santa and more. Tickets required. Details: 252-2474003 or Beaufort Holiday Art Walk. 1-5pm. Enjoy a festive day in historic Beaufort, celebrating the season with a variety of receptions and open houses at a variety of downtown locations. Regional artists will be showcased. Maps are available at participating locations at the Beaufort Historic Site. Details: 252-728-5225 or www. Historic Beaufort Candlelight Homes Tour. 5-8pm. Tour private homes in Beaufort and ride on the double-decker bus with carolers from local churches. Homeowners open their doors so the public can delight in their festive décor. Details: 252-728-5225. SantaFest. Celebrate the holidays and the joys of the season with Swansboro Parks and Recreation. Loads of activities for children, adults and families come together for this special one-day event, including a children’s candy hunt, gingerbread house building, Santa’s Workshop and a Riverview Reindeer Run 5K. Details: 910326-2600. Reindeer Run 5K/Merry Mile. 8am. Ugly sweaters are encouraged for this festive run in downtown Swansboro. Top three overall finishers earn bragging rights. Cost to enter is $30 for 5K and $5 for

Tue. 11: NC Symphony – Holiday Pops. 7pm. A North Carolina tradition, the symphony’s holiday show brings all the joy and excitement of the season straight to the Riverfront Convention Center in New Bern. Enjoy yuletide favorites, orchestral masterworks, the ever-popular Christmas carol singalong and more. Cost is $47. Details: 877-6276724 or Sat. 15: Pine Knoll Shores Christmas Parade. 10am. The parade takes place at Garner Park. Everyone is welcome. 27-28: Holiday Camp. The NC Aquarium is offering one-day holiday camp programs for grades 2-6. Camp runs from 8:30am-2:30pm with different age groups per day. Grades 1-3 attend on Dec. 27 and grades 4-6 attend on Dec. 28. Cost is $40 per camper. Advance registration and deposit are required. Details: 252-2474003 or Mon. 31: New Year’s Eve Cannon Blast. Live music begins at 6pm at Fort Macon State Park, Atlantic Beach, and cannons will be fired at 7pm during this New Year’s celebration. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome as well as picnics. Details: 252-726-3775. Mon. 31: Downtown Countdown. 5pm-1am. Downtown Morehead City brings family fun together for a end of the year celebration along the waterfront. Local businesses offer special activities. Enjoy a children’s Crab Pot Drop near the Big Rock Fountain at 6pm, with the main drop scheduled for midnight.

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member nations, indicates that 1,350,000 letters to Santa were sent by Canadians, while Americans sent more than one million and Britains mailed roughly 800,000 such letters in 2012, the most recent year from which figures are available. To account for the staggering number of letters sent, various post offices and postal programs were established to help Santa with the task of tackling children’s wish lists. In Canada, children can address letters to Santa and use the postal code H0H, 0H0. In 2016, the USPS instituted a new letter-writing option that enables parents or guardians to include a personalized response letter back to children who address letters to Santa. The package can be postmarked to: North Pole Postmark Postmaster, 4141 Postmark Drive, Anchorage, AK 99530-9998. Many other letters to Santa end up routing to various post offices where thousands of volunteer “elves” can adopt letters and make children’s wishes come true. A “Letters to Santa” program enables children in serious need to get items that can help keep them safe and happy.

Parents may also investigate a number of services that will provide letters from Santa, Mrs. Claus or elves for nominal fees. These letters can be personalized with details. Santa has even gone hightech with personalized videos and pictures as well. A quick web search can yield the instructions on how prospective helpers can get started. Children can improve their chances of letters being read and received, with these tips. S Identify who is writing the letter and share some details about your life. S Make sure you’ve been nice and well-behaved. S Ask Santa how he has been and engage in some polite conversation. S Politely ask for the toys you’d like. Understand that Santa is busy, so keep the list brief. S Thank Santa in advance for his kindness. Hopefully, he’ll have time to reply. S Write and mail the letter as early as possible, as things tend to get busy as Christmas nears.

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the same time may be more convenient, but it can prove more costly as well. If you typically finish your holiday shopping just a few days before Christmas, then waiting to ship everything will cost more money than shipping gifts as you buy them. The longer you wait to ship gifts, the more you can expect to pay if you expect those gifts to arrive on time. Shipping gifts as you buy

them, especially if you get much of your shopping done early, can save you short-term or overnight shipping fees, which can be significant. Comparison shop. Much like you can save money by comparison shopping for holiday gifts, you can save by comparing shipping costs as well. Pack-and-ship companies compete for consumers’ business during the height of the holiday shipping season, so compare the costs between the various pack-and-ship companies, including the postal service, to see which offers the best deal. Insure the items you ship. The holiday season is the busiest time of year for the pack-and-ship industry. While the industry is often remarkably effective at delivering gifts intact and on time, items are sometimes lost or damaged. By insuring your packages, you’re ensuring you won’t be out of luck should it be lost, damaged or stolen before it reaches its destination.

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5 tbsp unsalted butter, softened 5 tbsp granulated sugar 5 tbsp light brown sugar, sifted 1 large egg, beaten 1/2 tsp pure vanilla essence or chocolate extract (see note) 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons self-rising flour 3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa 1/4 tsp salt 2/3 cup (or more) dark and white (or milk) chocolate chips (or roughly chopped chocolate) Preheat the oven to 350 F. Using an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugars together until pale and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla essence. Sift the flour with the cocoa and salt in a small bowl. Fold into the egg mixture and add chocolate chips. Place on baking sheet in heaping tablespoons,

spacing them well apart. Press down and spread out to about 1/4inch thick with the back of a wet spoon or with dampened fingers (you may like to scatter some more chocolate chips over the top). Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool on the baking sheet for 1 minute, then transfer to a wire rack. When cool, store in an airtight container. Repeat with the remaining mixture. Note: Chocolate extract is a flavoring made from roasted cacao beans, water and alcohol.


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Getting Back in the 'Flo' Here we are just over two months after Hurricane Florence created so much misery in our community and many of our vacation rental homes are flying the blue “flagged” roof, indicating roof repairs have not yet begun. Many of us are waiting, as patiently as possible, while our roofing contractors tackle an unprecedented number of roof repairs and replacements. While waiting, the difficult but necessary tear outs, sometimes all the way to the studs, have been underway with flooded sheetrock, insulation, HVAC ductwork, carpet and cabinets all finding their way to the local landfill; now mountainous with storm household debris. We know winter is coming and so wish to share a few pragmatic suggestions for winterizing if your home suffered hurricane damage. Since my time on Emerald Isle stretches back to the 1960s, I can recall when all of our cottages had to be winterized to prevent pipes from freezing and bursting. Then came the decades of better construction, insulation, and most important of all, central heating. This winter, thanks to Florence, we anticipate many of our homes will not be insulated or heated so the pipes are more exposed than ever to winter freezing. Discuss with your contractor and plumber if your island home may need to be winterized and water shut off prior to hard freezing weather from December through March. For those of us with repairs currently in progress, much of the timing is being dictated by when our final roof repair and window replacements will be complete. It’s always prudent construction practice to be “dried in” before re-insulating the attic and walls, repairing HVAC ductwork and equipment, then sheetrock, painting,

flooring and cabinets. Even with sturdy and staunch temporary roof repairs, I recently visited my former childhood home, Batten the Breeze cottage, and metaphorically speaking, the house was weeping gallons of storm tears during an afternoon autumn rain. Herein lies the greatest problem we will face as homeowners and vacation rental managers, when will these hurricane related repairs be complete so that you may welcome your first vacation rental guest? After hard weeks of meeting with adjusters and contractors it feels like much has been accomplished, and it has. Although we are making progress we can’t afford to be complacent when it feels like we are on the road to recovery and spring rentals are many, many weeks away. I encourage you to have weekly conversations with your contractor and to also communicate your target date for the first available rental week with your property manager. With any construction, new or renovation or repairs, it is prudent to add, at minimum, four weeks to allow for delays in materials or availability of subcontractors. It’s most important to add a week for a deep construction cleaning and we would advise you to schedule having your duct work and dryer vent cleaned out as well. I’m already looking forward to next spring and the rebirth of our community with the winter of Florence behind us. Our battered and storm damaged island homes will be stronger and more beautiful than ever. Looking up we will see only Carolina blue skies and no more blue “flagged” roofs! Julia Batten Wax Owner, Emerald Isle Realty

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Thank You for Another Great Year We’re all still in recovery mode as our year nears the end. I am taking this minute to thank you all for your valuable support all year. I always appreciate your comments and input, and this year was no exception. The best part of this year was the comments I get all along about the folks that work for our town; they are the glue that holds our team together! As I’m writing this, I’m thinking of the most “grass roots” event in our town – the Halloween Trick-or-Treat event held at Brock Basin every year on Halloween. I’m writing this the day after so I can’t help but include it. The mothers that arrange this year-after-year do a great job, and I wanted to make sure they know how appreciative we all are! To celebrate this time of year we have our annual flotilla (Dec. 8, @5:30pm), our Christmas parade (Dec. 15, @10am), and our volunteer and staff Christmas party on Dec. 14, from 5 to 7pm at the town hall. I look forward to seeing you all there! An idea we are working on for the coming year is our need to replant trees. A new campaign, “2019 – The Year of the Tree” will encourage trees that are indigenous to our area and strong with a good root system. We’re not talking about sticks, but “ball-andburlap” sized trees. This will take a lot of information to help our town, but the long term benefits cause us to have a need to replant

to cut down on flooding and future wind damage. I look forward to us all working together on this! Our first quarter 2019, Dinner with the Mayor will be held in February. Every year I have four dinners, and our first quarter one is an “away game” where we have a concentration of second home owners. This is part of my #1 goal: communication! We’ve been to the Raleigh area several times. Our summer one we usually shoot for a Saturday night to give weekenders a better chance to come. Our agenda is pretty much the same all four times every year. Introductions of you and your neighbors, place your food order, catch up on town business – two way communication! I always have a great time and everyone that has ever attended anytime, seems to enjoy it very much! Folks that move here to stay year round find out just how special this town is. The reason the town is special, is because the people are special. Get involved, join a board, be part of our team by helping make your town the best place to live. We have room for every volunteer to join our town’s team. I wish you a Holy Advent, a joyous Christmas, or perhaps a Happy Hanukah, and all the best to each of you for a healthy and successful 2019. One Team, One Town, One Pine Knoll Shores! Thank you!!

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The center offers myriad services and maintains a 24-hour crisis line, a safe house, support groups, food pantry, personal and resource counseling, child advocacy, hospital and mental health advocacy as well as court advocacy. The program is there to help victims every step of the way with compassion and resources. For more information, contact the program at www., by phone at 252-726-2336. For emergency assistance, call 252-728-3788 or dial 911. This Christmas, when buying gifts for family and friends, think of those who might be suffering domestic abuse and consider a donation to the Carteret County Domestic Violence Program. During this holiday season the Women’s Club thanked the Pine Knoll Shores town staff by providing them with a Thanksgiving feast at town hall on Friday, Nov. 16. Adding to a delicious turkey prepared by Town Manager Brian Kramer and his wife, the club members provided festive side dishes, desserts and beverages to thank the town staff for their dedication to the PKS community during Hurricane Florence and its aftermath. Dec. 7 will be the club’s final get together for 2018 with a holiday celebration for club members and their guests at the Country Club of the Crystal Coast. The Pine Knoll Shores Women’s Club wishes everyone a happy holiday and looks forward to seeing old and new members at the first meeting of 2019 on Jan. 25 at the Pine Knoll Shores Town Hall at 9:30am. Start the new year off right by attending the meeting, joining your neighbors and, if you are new in town, consider becoming a member. Guests are always welcome at members. by Michelle Powers

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Anke and R.E. Fisher, II, Betty and Floyd Oliver, Jr. and Barry and Wanda Hall to James and Carol Sloan, 890 Seashore Drive, $131,000.


Eric Lindstrom to Kennon Jackson, Jr., 416 Pine St., $115,000. Stephen Dudley, Jr. and Tyndall and Emily Dudley to Beaufort Flats, LLC, 168 Hwy 101, $121,500.

Mamie Riggs to Gary and Teresa Rains, 1918 W. Fort Macon Road #133, $82,500.

Michael and Barbara Basher to Tessie Willis, 2081 Hwy 101, $130,000.

Martha Holloman to Stephen Hawkins, 211 W. Bogue Blvd., $175,000.

566 West Beaufort Road, LLC to Jeffrey Lanier, 566 W. Beaufort Road, LLC, $135,000.

Charles and Carolyn McGee to William Gartman and Sandra Gainey, 2008 E. Fort Macon Road #18, $184,500.

Paul and Vickie McDaniel to Sarah Ulmer and Seth Spencer, 350 Highway 101, $141,500.

James and Betty Lawson to Joshua Allen, 1904 E. Fort Macon #323, $186,000. Betty Speir and Christie and Richard Roeder to Stephen Radford and Elizabeth LilesRadford, 2308 W. Fort Macon Road #305-H, $210,000. James Llewellyn to Poole Holdings, LLC, 2106 E. Fort Macon Road #703, $280,000. Preston and Alexandra Bunn to Scott and Doreen Paul, 107 W. Bogue Blvd. #6, $383,000. Judith Jenkins to Cedar Lake Mobile Home Park, LLC, 130 Pond Drive, $599,500. Joy and Orris Sloan, III to Leah and Earl Tyler, III and Elizabeth Kennedy, 313 Ocean Ridge Drive, $1,377,000. Ruth and Norman Kellum, Jr. to Crayton Investments, LLC, 210 Club Colony Drive, $1,500,000.


Maritime Properties Realty, Inc. to Charles and Carol Ann Dewett, 204 Taylorwood Drive, $66,000. Beaufort Properties Associates, LLC to Streamline Developers, LLC, 101 Sea Grove Lane, $66,500. Wesley and Karen Manspeaker to Donald and Debra Price, 114 Waterway Drive, $115,000. Christopher and Paula Noe to Cynthia Safrit, 126 Crystal Pines Court, $115,000.

John and Elizabeth Starling to Mark Carraway, 108 Madison Bay Drive, $165,000. Mark and Joye Burroughs to Philip Whitley, 111 Palmetto Place, $180,500. Joseph and Carolyn Butler to Robert Butler, 2411 Front St. #31, $189,000.

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Philip Whitley to Elizabeth and W.L. Douglas Townsend, Jr., 121 Front St. #C, $937,500.


Lisa Lewis to Patrick and Candy Grandy, 455 Highway 70, $135,000.


Randolph and Robin Sokel and Wesley and Nancy Winters to Christopher and Krystal Battleson, 112 Apollo Drive, $53,000. Jeff Rogers to Heritage Investments of the Coast, LLC, 201 Anita Forte Drive, $120,000. Jacob and Mary Clement to Richard Horner, 210 Bayside Drive, $130,000. William Dunahoo to Cynthia and Ervin Brewer, Jr., 219 Anita Forte Drive, $153,000.

John Hurst to Ahmed Amer, 6909 Canal Drive, $280,000. Peter and Sharon Galluzzo to Charles Herndon, 409 Holly St., $308,000. Ray and Lorna Riggs to Cynthia Earnhardt, 5422 Cedar Tree Lane, $347,500. Heritage Investments of the Coast, LLC to James and Jasna Walton, 6905 Emerald Drive, $390,000. Marcia and John Hartley, Jr. to Serenity by the Sea, LLC, 9702 Dolphin Ridge Road, $396,000. Ellen and Joseph Brewer, III to John and Carol Stevens, 400 Christina Court, $418,000. Herbert Pelley and Courtney Pelley to Megan Kavanagh and Keith Cassidy, 8805 Edgewater Court, $420,000.

Mt. Pleasant Construction Co., Inc. to Barton Starkey and Dusti Doss, 207 Bonita St., $284,000.

Lynda Knox to Richard Holtkamp, Jeanne Holtkamp and Mark Holtkamp, 117 Ocean Oaks Drive, $440,000.

James and Cynthia Harp to Lisa and Mike Regalado, Jr., 134 Tifton Circle, $295,000.

John and Dixie Lini to Gary Golden, 128 Sea Dunes Drive, $445,000.

Richard and Teresa Ryan to Michael and Allison Hapgood, 4601 Merrimon Road, $232,500.

Adrienne and David Jolly to L. Bruce and Catherine Williamson, 216 Bayside Drive, $555,000.

Beach Life Properties, LLC to Brian and Emily Recker, 1311 Live Oak St., $235,500.

Rochelle Mottershead to Jeremy Hand, Saunte Furnace and David Hand, 313 Governor Safford Lane, $460,000.


Stacy and Betty Whittington to Nancy West, 650 Cedar Point Blvd. #C-15, $155,000.

Kevin and Julie Walker to Brad and Loretta Killgore and Sally Thorpe, 104 Wiley Court, $500,000.

Kurney Ramsey to April Capps, 208 Marsh Island Drive, $311,000.

James and MaryJane Selgrade to John and Helen Long, 103 Grace Court, $500,000.


KCDS, Inc. to Edward and Katherine McKay, 1903 Ocean Drive, $530,000.

Brian and Emily Recker to Deannalyn and Ronald Wade, Jr., 116 Mockingbird Court, $230,000.

Streamline Developers, LLC to John and Dixie Lini, 105 North River Club Drive, $267,000. Gina and Michel Hailer to Kathryn and Ryan Baldwin, 104 Ricks Ave., $274,000. Lennar Carolinas, LLC to Joseph and Ellen Gaughran, 208 Shearwater Lane, $323,500. Lennar Carolinas, LLC to Jo Ashby Trust, 161 Gray Duck Drive, $356,000. Karen Hardesty to Sally and Herbert Highsmith, III, 216 Ann St., $375,000. Anthony and Adelaide Dillon to Jo Rosser, 910 Ann St., $435,000. Lennar Carolinas, LLC to Jessica and George Dukes, Jr., 238 Shearwater Lane, $459,000.

Ed and Denise Winkler to Breanna Acero, 9201 Coast Guard Road #303, $112,500. Watson Family Assets, LLC and Stephen Matthews to Richard and Mary Fricke, 300 Bell Cove Court, $125,000. Dr. Usha Nalamalapu to Travis and Elyse Safley, 4306 Emerald Drive, $149,500. Ruth Smith to Jeffrey and Beverly Dorton, 104 Fawn Drive, $200,000.

Ellis Sirles Holdings, LLC to Dov and Phyllis Neidish, 118 Page Place, $550,000. William and Terry Farrington to Ogburn Holdings, LLC, 10516 Coast Guard Road, $554,500. Denise and Leslie Rouse, Jr. to George and Lori Brown, 112 Janell Lane, $600,000.

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property watch (Continued from page 69) Sharon Lewis to Kevin and Stacia Wittkamp, 6203 Ocean Drive, $720,000.

Nicholas and Bonnie Baker, 22 acres, Harkers Island Road, $500,000.

Bruce Hitson and Colleen Pawlak to Alicia and David Luttrell, III, 807 Ocean Drive, $790,000.


Kevin Poythress to EMKM Properties, LLC, 9719 Green Glen Road, $950,000.


Raymond Watkins to Robert and Paula Hall, 107 Diamond City Drive, $72,500. Priscilla Lewis to Lacy and Helen Carter, 206 Mary Ella Road, $115,000. Hollis Marshall to Elizabeth and William Leggett, III, 173 Sheldon Road, $223,000. James Whitten, Jr. to David and Ginger Ezyk, 243 Old Ferry Dock Road, $435,000. Jeffrey and Linda Smith to

Jennifer and Donald Mizelle, Jr. to Steven and Anne Truelove, 1700 Salter Path Road #104-Q, $255,000. Robert and Lyn Steed to Virginia Beach Radiology, P.C., 801 Salter Path Road #504, $316,000. Stephen Parker and Juliette Jordan to Stephen Leed, 1505 Salter Path Road #338, $325,000. Richard and Gwendolyn Woodruff to Jeanne Brennesholtz, 1550 Salter Path Road #210, $405,000. Robbie and Roseli Godbey to Edwin Dunlap, Jr., 1550 Salter Path Road #701, $435,000. Victoria Phillips, Julia Tulloch, Mary Manning, Phillip Mannig, Alice reins and Virginia Bartos to Jonathan and Channing Freeman,

1811 Salter Path Road, $505,000. Barry and Elizabeth Alexander and Delisa Alexander to Phyllis Henry, 1435 Salter Path Road #K2, $990,000.


Jason and Jeanette Pope to Robert and Chasitie Whitley, 230 Lucille Lewis Drive, $50,000.


Wendy and Charles Park, IV to Hyman Supply, LLC, 1804 Bridges St., $105,000.

Hugh Flynn to Kenneth and Candy DeRoche, 2334 Crab Point Loop Road, $167,000. Judith Heinlein to Michael Leary, 600 Worth Drive, $182,500. Timothy Potter, Jr. to George and Elizabeth Neas, 901 Cedarwood Village, $195,000. Autus Investment Properties, LLC to James and Lynn Southerland, 113 Bonner Ave #104, $98,000. Robin and Lou Anne Cheshire to John Vaccaro, 212 Florida Ave., $145,000.

Candace Stewart, Sandra McNeil and Duane McNeil to Bonnie Robinson, 203 Green Dolphin St., $112,500.

David and Aimee Sollenberger to Allen Lee, IV, 112 Lockwood Drive, $200,000.

Wesley Collins to Robert and Katherine Jordan, 210 Florida Ave, $139,000.

Evan and Amanda Bledsoe to Andrew and Brianna Jones, 601 Brook St., $204,500.

Teresa Hargis and PMB to Joyce Epps, 3311 Arendell St., $140,000.

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property watch (Continued from page 70) to Mitchell Johnson, 3513 Sunny Drive, $215,000. William Hawley to James and Bonnie Morrison, 206 Lazy Lane, $246,000. Jessica and Donald Jones, Jr. to Carol and Commodore Council, III, 1112 Palmer Way, $270,000. Streamline Developers to Milan Jarman, II, 1800 Olde Farm Road, $285,000.

Bluewater Associates of Emerald Isle, Inc. to Reinhart and Sandra Kunnmann, 302 George Taylor Road, $50,000. Rebecca Blevins to Leslie and Charles Falls, 204 Settlement Lane, $50,000. Aliceson and Howard Asby to Jesus Jauregul and Jennifer Garcia-Jimenez, 1233 Hibbs Road, $70,000.

Sea Spray Investment, LLC to Cheryl Mansfield, 405 Blair Pointe Road, $300,000.

Robert Westmoreland and Patsy Laliberte to Heritage Investments of the Coast, LLC, 122 Bogue Sound Drive, $95,000.

Anne Woodall to Dan and Mary Arnold, 4120 Sound Drive, $300,000.

Charles and Brenda Pierson to Justin and Kristen Lilly, 571 Tom Mann Road, $111,000.

Sally and Odis Gwaltney, Jr. to Michael Snow, 1506 Chip Shot Drive, $325,000.

Gary Graham and Bunny Phipps to Tyler Prolo and Megan Paholsky, 129 Oak Grove Road, $112,500.

Francis Wade, Jr. to Shackleford Properties, LLC, 1503 Shackleford St., $330,000. Derwood and Mary Rowell to Albert Mezzaroba, 201 Taylor Lane, $331,000. Murdoch & Associates, Inc. to Curtis and Diane Hicks, 1702 Ivory Gull Drive, $359,000. Anne Swindell to Michael Maxon, Carol Maxon and Nicole Maxon, 191 Drum Inlet #191, $360,000. Julie and John McBarron to Robert and Marcella Ellis, 1307 Evans St., $400,000. Eddie and Sharon Robinson to Gregory and Kristen McNabb, 100 Olde Towne Yacht Club Drive #311, $415,000. Richard Davis to Robert and Linda Cole, 311 Arendell St. #602, $445,000. Robert and Marcella Ellis to Christopher and Tammy Scot, 140 Woodridge Drive, $455,000. Cheryl and John Yurko to Gary and Natasha Gooding, 337 Wildwood River Ridge Road, $620,000.


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Ronald and Cynthia Nause to Lorrie and Edward Raines, Jr., 101-C Ole Field Circle, $118,000. Shannon and Patrick Riley to D and R EI, LLC, 122 Hickory Shores Drive, $130,000. Kenneth and Doreen Tinklepaugh to Melissa Stroud, 211 Summer Lane, $160,000. Stancil Builders, Inc. to Samantha and Daniel Ballou, Jr., 120 Howard Blvd., $160,000. Linda and Benjamin Casey, Jr., William and Joan Casey, Iris and James Collins, Jr. and Benjamin Casey, Jr. to Mark and Crystal Casey, 323 Goose Creek Blvd., $170,000. John Kucinski and April Pike to Carl Markezich, 805 Sand Hills Drive, $190,000. Ann and Thad Lewis, Jr. to Kel Co, LLC, 832 Cannonsgate Drive, $250,000. Justin Clark to Carl and Morgan Barnes, 623 Edgewood Ave., $258,000. Stephen Eubanks, Jr. to Zachary Moore and Amanda Johnson, 260 Cedar Swamp Road and additional acreage, $290,000. Jerri Builders, Inc. to Jeffrey and Kayla Stanton, 312 Seafarer St., $319,000.

Streamline Developers to Ronald and Pamela Bennett, 206 Seagrass Way, $339,000. Richard Avery to 884 Roberts MFP, LLC, 884 Roberts Road, $342,500. Streamline Developers, LLC to John Brown and Sandy MurphyBrown, 417 Lanyard Drive, $374,000. Bobby and Betty Barnes to Christopher Hannaford, 320 Wooded Acres Drive, $385,000. Mark and Anne Savarese to Craig and Cynthia Neitzke, 104 Pelican Court, $440,000. James and Wilma Johnson to Eastern Dermatology Properties II, LLC, 1840 Hwy 24, $465,000. Carol and Commodore Council, III to Nabil and Kristie Chaanine, 219 Trailwood Drive, $540,000.

$412,500. Jeffrey Mims to Alan and Barbara Chambers, 128 Beechwood Drive, $525,000.


Patrick and Inglis Walsh to Kevin and Susan Furr, 208 Hoffman Beach Road, $160,000. Joseph and Gail Edmondson to Glen and Deborah Shanor, 1010 Salter Path Road #49, $355,000.


First Choice Properties & Developing, Inc. to Scott and Karen Nickson, 310 Red Oak Drive, $354,000.


Bluewater Associates of Emerald Isle, Inc. to Mary Burke, 104 Lowery Lane, $50,000.

Compass Landing Apts. Phase II, LLC to Triangle Compass Landing Phase II, LLC, 7.69 acres, $600,000.

Bluewater Associates of Emerald Isle, Inc. to Scott and Holly Walker, 114 Lowery Lane, $42,000.

Compass Landing Apartment Homes, LLC to Triangle Compass Landing, LLC, 900 Old Fashioned Way, $21,400,000.

Mary Ann Ficke and Darrin Ficke to Summer and Andrew Collins, 316 Appaloosa Court, $155,000.


Ronald Hom to Steadman Properties, LLC, 112 Oakleaf Drive #1001A, $205,000. Frank and Laurie Spadafora to David and Dixie Stephens, 103 Hemlock Court, $246,000. Kirk and Barbara Dominick to Joyce Carpenter, 301 Salter Path Road #3, $325,000. Jeanne and John Wilkinson to Flora Shedd, 115 McGinnis Drive, $330,000. Michael and Karen Marsico to Lisa Eklund and Phyllis Carr, 110 Loblolly Drive, $349,000. Jeanette and Park Jenkins, Jr. to Jeffrey and Ashlea Mays, 130 Cypress Drive, $370,000. Elizabeth Jones to James and Nancy Corey, 301 Salter Path Road #37, $407,500. Regenia Vogler to Kenneth and Linda Morris, 570 Coral Drive #2,

Matthew and Latasha Jones to Joseph and Kristen Davis, 211 Mulligan Drive, $193,500. Charles and Linda Wakefield to Shelly Rakoczy, 209 Silver Creek Landing Road, $299,000. Darlene Rappa to Roger and Susan Fulp, 318 Silver Creek Landing Road, $390,000.

*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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44. Short-tailed martens 45. No seats available 46. Golf score 47. A way to sink 48. Type of investment account 49. Songs 52. Type of sword 55. __ King Cole, musician 56. Type of vaccine 60. Site of the Taj Mahal 61. Languished 63. Ethnic group in South China 64. Prevent from seeing 65. Word of farewell 66. Charity given to the poor 67. Chops 68. Swiss capital 69. One point east of southeast

CLUES DOWN 1. Type of hall 2. Swedish rock group 3. Long, narrow cut 4. Indicating silence 5. Talk at length 6. Wiped away 7. Sweet substance (alt. sp.) 8. Babar is one 9. Soviet Socialist Republic 10. French avant-garde composer 11. Commoner 12. Swiss river 13. A single-minded expert 21. Passover feast and ceremony 23. Indie record label (abbr.) 25. Fellow 26. Strong tree 27. Drenches 28. Spindle 29. North Dravidian language 32. Lounges about 33. Preamble 34. Essential for nachos 36. Afternoon beverage

37. 007’s creator 38. Founder of Babism 40. Music played in open air 41. Profoundly wise men 43. Disfigure 44. Unhappy 46. Prefix denoting “in a” 47. Cotton fabric; satiny finish 49. Closes tightly 50. The lowest point 51. Semitic sun god 52. Grads wear one 53. Phil __, former CIA 54. Fermented rather than distilled 57. Aids digestion 58. Unstressed-stressed 59. Body part 61. Wonderful 62. Expected at a certain time

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ARIES (March 21-April 20) Take a few extra moments to think things through before making any important decisions, Aries. Knee-jerk reactions are not the way to go at this time. Careful planning is the key. Diversify your investments if you are trying to boost your bottom line. As the saying goes, “don’t put all of your eggs in one basket.” Boost your odds. When you are fired up about something, there is no stopping you. If something doesn’t go your way, don’t let that stop you from pursuing your goals. If you find your mind wandering at the end of the month, make an effort to refocus your attention on important matters. Daydreaming can be beneficial, but only to a certain extent.

LEO (July 23-August 23) Leo, you may need to brush up on certain skills if you want to sail through a particular task that comes your way early this month. Get some help if need be. Even though you may be tempted to draw attention your way, you may be better served by letting others grab the spotlight this time. Campaign for another’s recognition. No one seems to be able to sway your thoughts one way or another, Leo. With your self-determination laser-focused, there is nothing that you can’t handle. Approach a major project with your signature enthusiasm. All you need to do is break it down into smaller portions and work step by step for the greater whole.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23-December 21) Family affairs move to the forefront early this month. A spouse or a child is in need of assistance and you must set aside the time to help amid your other responsibilities. You may have gotten in over your head with a certain home project. It just doesn’t seem to be moving along as anticipated. Call in some reinforcements. Sagittarius, now is a good time to put yourself in others’ shoes. By doing so, you can figure out how your own actions affect others and determine if you need to make some changes. Take some quiet moments this month to focus on a memory that makes you happy. Whenever things get challenging, you can call this memory to mind.

TAURUS (April 21-May 21) Taurus, direct all of your attention toward a certain project. Even as you worry about other things being forgotten, you realize the importance of prioritizing. You need to take a day or two for yourself this month. It seems like you have been doing much for others but little energy is devoted to your needs and desires. You’ve earned a break. Stick to activities that will help you feel grounded and centered when you can. Only put things on your schedule that pertain to your future goals. Use your words and mind to make quick decisions that have others reacting to you with awe. Your intuition will guide you where you need to be.

VIRGO (August 24-September 22) Virgo, once you set your mind to something, there is nothing you cannot accomplish. Your attention to detail is top notch, but don’t let perfection distract you. Fitness becomes a priority for you in the weeks ahead. Focus your efforts toward your fitness goals and lean on others if you’re tempted to veer off course. Time is ticking, Virgo. However, you don’t have to move until the time is right for you. Take your time and plan your next step before putting plans into motion. Try not to compare yourself to other people or make judgments too quickly. Keep an open mind and recognize your selfconfidence is a great asset.

CAPRICORN (December 22-January 20) Things have started to settle down a bit for you. That’s a welcome change from the harried pace you’ve been keeping of late. Enjoy the respite. Capricorn, sometimes staying silent is the best way to get notice. Others may appreciate that you take the time to think over an issue before chiming in, and that bodes well for your future. Any turbulence going on in your life right now can be remedied by thinking a bit more positively. Things will soon fall into place. Don’t hesitate to pick up a fashion magazine or learn about the latest trends. It may be time to reinvent yourself. Start with a few new pieces of clothing.

GEMINI (May 22-June 21) Gemini, you are juggling so many things right now, and you may feel like you’re being pulled in 100 directions. Slow down and figure out what takes precedence. Think about how to look at a problem from a new angle. Only then can you get a real grasp for the situation at hand and how to tackle it. The answer may be right there. There may be something you say that seems wise at the moment, but may need to be reconsidered as days press on. It is alright to revise along the way. Remember the importance of vigorous exercise to get the blood flowing through your body and your mind. This will help you act more clearly

LIBRA (September 23-October 23) Putting family first has always been your priority and that will continue in the weeks ahead. Others notice your efforts and appreciate them. Libra, you like to play super sleuth and get to the bottom of sticky situations. Remember that not all information is accurate, and be careful what you share. A romantic partner shares your thoughts on a sensitive subject and now is a great time to have a discussion about it. Working together will strengthen your relationship. There is a great deal that can be learned from your sense of freedom to explore and dream. See things from a new perspective and embrace your creativity.

AQUARIUS (January 21-February 18) Aquarius, it’s taken a few months for you to find your groove, but you are in a zone and standing on solid ground. Enjoy the smooth sailing that’s ahead. Even though you may want to find the answers to all your questions, sometimes you have to accept what you cannot change. Focus your attention on something new. Try a new perspective in regard to looking at a difficult problem that’s been tough to solve. Seek others’ help, which is a sign of strength, not weakness. You have the right tone of voice for various situations. That is why you can be such a people-pleaser. Use this to your advantage in the days ahead.

CANCER (June 22-July 22) Others are eager to hear some of your words of wisdom. You usually know just what to say in a given situation. Prepare your thoughts carefully. Cancer, get together with a spouse or romantic partner and work through a running list of what you’d like to do together. It is important to spend quality moments with one another. Tap into the energetic flow that has been driving you to take charge of money matters. A desirable outcome will arrive, and your bottom line will be better for it. If you have been looking for ways to spend your free time, why not think about giving back to your community? Consider how your talents can be volunteered.

SCORPIO (October 24-November 22) Multitasking can be your undoing, Scorpio. You want to accomplish so much, but you must try to balance your time instead. Clean the clutter from your schedule. You have a strong desire to make some major changes. Think about an extensive vacation, a potential relocation or a large home renovation. Perhaps readjust your approach conversations. What you have been doing might not be effective when communicating with people unaccustomed to your style. Attempt to engage more of your rational mind this month. Consider enlisting others who can keep you on a track to greater discipline and accountability.

PISCES (February 19-March 20) Listen to what others are telling you. You have always been good at accepting advice and now is the time to heed others’ wisdom. It will only take a few more days until your goal has been reached. Share this exciting time with friends and family. A profound time of introspection and revelation begins early in the month. You may be pleasantly surprised by what you discover. Do not get hung up on thinking the grass is greener somewhere else, Pisces. The key to happiness is making your situation the best it can be.


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Clegg’s Termite & Pest Control: Morehead City, 252-726-1781, New Bern, 252-636-2345, 800-763-0378 or 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, 252-222-0707, See all your options for hurricane protection, stationary & retractable awnings. 9-5, M-F, weekends by appt. Custom awnings, Bahamas, Colonials, etc. Sales and service – our employees have a combined 40 years of experience. Consumer Mobility Solutions: 118-A Market St., New Bern, 252-653-5350. Tired of climbing those stairs? Consumer Mobility Solutions may be the missing piece. Stair chairs, passenger lifts and cargo lifts can help make your life easier. Free consultation and free home surveys. Visit or email Wayne at Liftavator: 4430 Hwy 70 East, New Bern, 888-634-1717, Service all brands of elevators & lifts with 5-year product warranty & 2-year service warranty. Licensed & insured. 24-hour service available. Building, installing & servicing elevators since 1985. Outer Island Accents: 252-504-1001, 877-7881051. Custom residential & commercial, interior & exterior painting in Atlantic Beach, Emerald Isle, Morehead City & Beaufort.

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construction, softscapes, irrigation, night lighting, sod and more. The pool and patio store offers free water testing as well as chemicals, equipment and accessories. Now selling Grill Dome Kamado Grills and Bull Grills. Fences Unlimited: 203 Jacob Drive, Morehead City, Custom wood, vinyl and aluminum fencing for all your landscaping and security needs. Free estimates, call 252-247-6033. NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores: 252-2474003, 866-294-3477, Facility includes 32-ft. waterfall, 50,000 gallon Queen Anne’s Revenge display, mountain trout pool, jellyfish gallery, river otter exhibit, 306,000-gallon Living Shipwreck exhibit with 3 observation windows. Open daily. Yardworks, Inc. Landscaping & Lawn Care: 902 WB McLean Blvd., Cape Carteret, 252-3939005, Over 20 years of experience working on the Crystal Coast. Quality service in landscaping, irrigation, lawn care, outdoor lighting, hardscapes and design.


Ace Builders: Emerald Isle, 252-422-2596., Licensed NC General Contractor, storm damage repair, decks, porches, remodels, new construction, fully insured. Visit www. Advantage Coastal Properties, Ed & Mac Nelson:, office: 252354-9000, 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, From sound to sea & beyond. We can serve your coastal real estate needs. Open 6 days/week, by appointment on Sunday. Atlantic Beach Realty: 513 Atlantic Beach Causeway & Dunescape Villas, Atlantic Beach, 800-786-7368. Your source for vacation rentals and sales since 1990. Family owned and operated Visit www. Bluewater Builders: 201 Mangrove Drive, Emerald Isle, 252-354-7610, 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; Atlantic Beach 252-726-3105; Vacation, monthly & annual rentals. Real estate sales of island & mainland properties for all of Carteret County. Bluewater Vacation Rentals: 200 Mangrove Drive, Emerald Isle, Call the owner hotline at 866-848-8080 and let them assist you in achieving your goals 76

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of maximizing rental income while protecting your investment with the Bluewater Property Management Plan. Cannon & Gruber, REALTORS: 509 Atlantic Beach Causeway, 800-317-2866, 252-7266600, Specializing in exceptional properties on our beautiful coast for sale or rent. Let our experience work for you! Carolyn Blackman: Broker/realtor with Bluewater Real Estate, Emerald Isle. A Carteret County native ready to assist newcomers and locals alike when buying and selling real estate along the Crystal Coast. Call 252-515-4831 or visit www. CENTURY 21 Coastland Realty: 7603 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle. With 30+ years we have served the rental and sales needs of Emerald Isle. National name recognition. Vacation, monthly and annual rentals. Knowledgeable and service award winning sales team supported by century21. com. Courteous local staff to meet your needs. Call us and see – you will not get a recording, only quick, professional personal service. Call 800-822-2121, 252-354-2131 or visit C.O.D. Home Services: Coastal Carolina premier contractor – whether you’re remodeling one room, for building an entire home. Recognized in 2016 by the NC Home Builders Association, owner Mark Merrell works hand in hand with clients to make all their dreams come true. Call 252-354-3635 or email Emerald Isle Realty: 7501 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, Sales: 252-354-4060, 800-304-4060, 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, 252-3543315, private owner’s line 800-354-2859, 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), 910577-6400. Licensed general contractor with master craftsmen, modular technology, fast construction, display models. Katrina Marshall, Real Estate Broker: Keller Williams Crystal Coast Ferguson O’Conor Realty, 5113-A US 70 West, Morehead City, serving Morehead City, Bogue Banks and the surrounding area. Over 24 years experience working with property owners in Carteret County and the Emerald Isle area. Please call me to work for you, 252-499-0805 (office), 252-241-1081 (mobile) or Visit Kitch Ayre: Real Estate Broker with Bluewater, Emerald Isle & Cape Carteret, 888-354-2128, 252-241-1382 cell, 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, Diane & John Ritchie offer fully licensed & insured, commercial & quality home building services as well as renovations to make your wishes come true. Malcolm Boartfield: Real Estate Broker with Bluewater Real Estate, 200 Mangrove Drive, Emerald Isle, 252-354-3475 (cell). Malcolm uses his 40+ years of experience in real estate sales/marketing and technology as a tool to better serve his clients. His research skills allow him to better match properties with individuals who come to Emerald Isle, enticed by the relaxed coastal way of life. Realty World First Coast Realty: 407 Atlantic Beach Causeway, Atlantic Beach, 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 or 252-247-1000, Spinnaker’s Reach Realty: 9918 MB Davis Court, Emerald Isle, 252-354-5555. For more than 20 years, Spinnaker’s Reach has helped families realize their dream of living on the coast. Visit www.spinnakersreach. com to see how Judy O’Neill and Matias Lagos can help you. Sun-Surf Realty (Sales & Rentals): 7701 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, Sales 252-3542958, 800-849-2958, Rentals 252-354-2658, 800-553-7873, Come for a Week, Stay for a Lifetime. Call to receive a Vacation Guide or email guestservices@ for assistance in planning your island vacation. If you are ready to purchase or sell your beach home, call one of our knowledgeable sales professionals. Syndie Earnhardt, Realtor: 252-646-3244,, real estate broker with 29+ years sales experience in vacation homes and condos, investment properties, year-round/permanent homes and vacant land. Specializing in the Crystal Coast. Buyer representation available.


Churchwell’s Jewelers: 7901 Emerald Drive, Ste. 6, Emerald Isle. Featuring nautical, equestrian and traditional jewelry. Custom design available. Call 252*354-7166 or visit Emerald Isle Books: Emerald Plantation, Emerald Isle, 252-354-5323, Great selection of books, greeting cards, kites, stationery, games, toys & puzzles for the entire family. Hardback books discounted 10%. Petal Pushers, Etc.: 7803 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, 252-354-8787, 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, gifts, handcrafted jewelry and local art. Now offering Chapel Hill Toffee. Top it Off Boutique: 8700 Emerald Plantation, Suite 7, Emerald Isle, 252-354-7111. Experience the difference – unique gifts, jewelry, clothing, accessories, shows and much more! Whimsical and fun items for all occasions.

money matters Interviewing Financial Advisors Investors put a lot of faith in their financial advisors. Many professionals work hard to save up enough money to invest so they can secure their financial futures. Handing that hard-earned money to a financial advisor can be nerve-wracking. But prospective investors can calm their nerves by discussing certain topics with planners before deciding to work with them. Fiduciary Status - People new to investing will no doubt find some financial jargon confusing. Fiduciary is one term that novice investors may be unfamiliar with. A fiduciary is a financial professional who must place clients’ interests ahead of his or her own. Fiduciaries also must disclose any existing or potential conflicts of interest that might affect clients’ willingness to work with them. That includes how they earn their money. Non-fiduciaries have no such responsibility, so they can sell clients a particular investment without having to tell clients how their own compensation is affected by that sale. Some fiduciaries work for specific funds that only allow them to sell those particular funds’ proprietary products. That’s the case even if they believe there are other investments that are better for given clients. Such arrangements must be shared with clients for advisors to maintain their fiduciary status. The Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards’ “Rules of Conduct” can be found at Fees - Fees should be discussed before signing an agreement

with a financial advisor. Ask each advisor you interview how they earn their money. Some might charge clients a percentage of the assets they’re managing while others may earn money by selling you specific products. Investors have a right, and an obligation to themselves, to understand how financial advisors they work with will earn money. That’s smart investing and can help investors sleep easy knowing their advisors have put clients’ interests first. Services - Financial advisors offer different services. Some might only suggest investments, while others may help clients come up with comprehensive financial plans that focus on short- and longterm goals. Some investors may only want suggestions, while others may need more from their advisors. Determine which type of investor you are and then find the right advisor for you. Access - Investors, particularly those without much experience, might be comfortable knowing they can contact their financial advisors as often as they’d like. Some advisors are more accessible than others, so discuss access with advisors before signing any agreements, and determine if you’re comfortable meeting just once a year to go over things or if you want more routine check-ins. Financial advisors help millions of people across the globe secure their financial futures. Discussing various topics and strategies with prospective advisors is a great way for investors to find the right individual for them.

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Ace Builders ................................................................ 27 Advantage Coastal Properties...................................... 33 Al Williams Properties .................................................. 17 Anderson Audio.............................................................11 Artistic Tile & Stone...................................................... 61 Atlantic Beach Realty................................................... 67 Atlantic Breeze Storm Shutters.................................... 71 Bake, Bottle & Brew...................................................... 57 Bluewater Builders........................................................ 22 Bluewater Insurance..................................................... 22 Blue Ocean Market....................................................... 50 Bluewater Real Estate, Carolyn Blackmon....................11 Bluewater Real Estate, Kitch Ayre.................................. 3 Bluewater Real Estate, Malcolm Boartfield.................. 18 Bluewater Real Estate, Syndie Earnhardt...................... 3 Bluewater Real Estate Sales..........................Back Cover Bluewater Vacation Rentals............................................ 3 Bowden & Carr............................................................. 58 Braswell Carpet Cleaning............................................. 47 Budget Blinds............................................................... 44 Cannon & Gruber, REALTORS.................................... 68 Carolina Seacoast Beach Plants.................................. 61 Carteret Health Care...................................................... 7 CENTURY 21 Coastland Realty, Inc.............................. 2 Chalk & Gibbs Insurance & Real Estate....................... 43 Churchwell’s Jewelers.................................................... 9 Clegg’s Termite & Pest Control, Inc.............................. 43 Coastal Awnings............................................................. 9 Coastal Home Services.................................................. 4 COD Home Services.................................................... 70 Consumer Mobility Solutions.................................. 14, 63 Dunson Pool & Spa...................................................... 35 East Carolina Services................................................. 58 Edgewater Linen........................................................... 17 Emerald Isle Books....................................................... 29 Emerald Isle Homeowner Services.............................. 28 Emerald Isle Insurance................................................. 15 Emerald Isle Realty Sales............................................ 79

Emerald Isle Realty Vacation Rentals.......................... 40 Fences Unlimited.......................................................... 18 Future Homes............................................................... 66 Gaulden & Associates.................................................. 42 Ginny Gordon’s............................................................. 51 Gray Dolphin................................................................. 57 Great Windows............................................................. 61 Guthrie Interiors............................................................ 12 Home Repairs by Darryl Marshall................................. 62 Island Essentials........................................................... 35 Island Pet Veterinary Hospital...................................... 23 Katrina Marshall............................................................ 18 Knit Knook.................................................................... 29 Landmark Homes......................................................... 47 Landmark Sothebys International................................. 23 Lauteres........................................................................ 59 Liftavator....................................................................... 48 Lighthouse Boutique..................................................... 57 McQueen’s Interiors..................................................... 10 NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores .............................. 47 Nowell & Company....................................................... 21 Outer Island Accents.................................................... 29 Petal Pushers............................................................... 43 Pipeline Plumbing......................................................... 13 Poor Man’s Hole........................................................... 57 Pruitt Health.................................................................. 18 Realty World First Coast........................................... 5, 25 Realty World Selling Team........................................... 64 Rid-A-Pest.................................................................... 65 Rocky Mountain Awnings............................................. 16 Royal Coat.................................................................... 18 Salt Marsh Cottage....................................................... 57 Sea Classics................................................................. 52 So & Sew...................................................................... 55 Southeastern Elevator............................................ 41, 78 Southern Glass & Mirror............................................... 62 Spinnaker’s Reach................................................. 38, 65 Sun-Surf Realty Property Mgmt.................................... 45

Sun-Surf Realty Sales.................................................. 19 Teacher’s Pet................................................................ 53 Tideline Lawn Care....................................................... 31 Top if Off Boutique........................................................ 51 Town of Emerald Isle.................................................... 24 Unlimited Electrical Solutions....................................... 29 William’s Floor Coverings............................................. 34 William’s Hardware....................................................... 43 Windows & More.......................................................... 44 Window, Wall & Interior Décor...................................... 68 Yana’s........................................................................... 57 Yardworks, Inc. Landscaping & Lawn Care.................. 25

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