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April 2013

Vol. 18, No. 4

Monthly News Magazine for Bogue Banks Property Owners & Residents

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Contents 26 SUBSCRIPTION or CHANGE OF ADDRESS: Sales Director: Jamie Bailey ( Account Executive: Ashly Willis 252-342-2334, ( Sales: Jasa Lewis, Anne Riggs-Gillikin Managing Editor: Amanda Dagnino Staff Writer: Josh Lambert Creative Director/Layout: Kim LaChance Graphics: Kyle Dixon, Mimi Guthrie, Erin Pallotti Production Director: Rudy Taitague Lead Pressman/Mail Center: Skip Hicks Pressman: Allen Henry, Anthony Stamper Commercial Press: Edd Moore Bindery Leader: Jason Yates Bindery Operator: Rudy Taitague Distribution Manager: Dorrie Nicholson Distribution/Mail Center: Tina Best Pre Press: Corey Giesey Business Manager: Georgia Lewis Commercial Print: Andrea Vangelist, Amy Krysa

The Island Review is published monthly (10,000 circulation) by NCCOAST Communications, Morehead City. It is direct mailed to out-of-area property owners, Emerald Isle and Pine Knoll Shores property owners and to out-of-area Atlantic Beach and Indian Beach property owners; and is distributed freely in public boxes to residents and visitors along Bogue Banks, in town halls, advertiser locations, the Chamber of Commerce, Economic Development Council office and county visitor 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 2013 by NCCOAST Communications. Reproduction without the managing editor’s permission is prohibited.

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Vol. 18, Issue #4 April 2013

News Coasting.........................................................................................................................................................8 Coastal Currents...........................................................................................................................................18 Bulletin Board...............................................................................................................................................30 Property Watch.............................................................................................................................................38

Features Book Bag......................................................................................................................................................12 Rental Signs.................................................................................................................................................14 Turtle Tracks.................................................................................................................................................26 At the Aquarium............................................................................................................................................36 Spring Vegetable Gardening........................................................................................................................41 Tourism Barometer.......................................................................................................................................43 Coastal Report – Green Weddings...............................................................................................................44

Departments County Perspective......................................................................................................................................16 Tide Tables...................................................................................................................................................17 Chamber Connection....................................................................................................................................20 Gardenscape................................................................................................................................................42 Best Buys.....................................................................................................................................................50 Advertiser Index............................................................................................................................................53

Townships Atlantic Beach Mayor’s Notes..............................................................................................................................................46 EMERALD ISLE Mayor’s Notes..............................................................................................................................................22 Emerald Tidings............................................................................................................................................24 Staying Busy.................................................................................................................................................30 PINE KNOLL SHORES Mayor’s Notes..............................................................................................................................................48 Club News....................................................................................................................................................49 Thanks to our Contributors: Yvette Bannen, Elizabeth Barrow, Joanne Belanger, Trace Cooper, Anne D. Edwards, Lainey Gottuso, Ken Jones, Pam Minnick, Julie Powers, Michelle Powers, Rudi Rudolph, Frank Rush, Art Schools, Mike Wagoner, NC Coastal Federation and Julia Batten Wax. Ad & Editorial Deadline For May 2013 Issue: April 15th

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35 Years of Cookin’ Hogs SLIDING ITS WAY into the culinary world, Newport has the bragging rights of holding the nation’s largest whole hog barbeque cooking competition. The Newport Pig Cookin’ contest is celebrating 35 years of food, live music, entertainment and community spirit. This year’s events are planned from 4-11pm on Friday, April 5 and 8am-5:30pm on Saturday, April 6 at the Newport Community Park. With an average draw of 10,000 attendants each year, the event comes complete with amusement rides, live music, vendors and plenty of Carolina barbeque. Teams from around the country cook roughly 70 hogs, all looking to come out on top and impress the judges. In addition to the contest, boys and girls age 1 and up can compete for the Newport Pig Cookin’ King and Queen. “You can expect us to produce the best barbeque you will ever eat, and we look forward to meeting people from different states that have heard about us and what we do for the communities,” said President Jim Bristle. Judging doesn’t take place until Saturday morning but there are plenty of events and activities to keep everyone busy and having fun Friday evening. An awards ceremony is scheduled from 1:30-2:30pm on Saturday. Admission and parking are free for the event. Food service begins at 11am on Saturday. Barbecue plates are $7 each and bulk pork is $7 per pound when available. Funds raised go to benefit the community. No pets, concealed weapons or alcoholic beverages are allowed in the park. To find out more about the event, call 252-223-PIGS or visit www.

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copious selection of boats present, 39 were available for inwater sea trials. Free to attend, the event runs from noon to 6pm on Friday, 10am-6pm on Saturday and 11am-4pm on Sunday. This annual show features more than 60 vendors representing new and used boats, varied maritime products and services and much more. While Oriental is a somewhat distant destination for much of the boating community, last year’s attendance of more than 1,700 set a new show record. Nearly all boats imaginable – sail or power, fishing or cruising, kayak or yacht – are available, so expect to find a good selection with something for everyone. “Believe it or not, Oriental is now the largest in-water show between Savannah and Annapolis,” said Sam Myers, the show’s organizer. For more information on the boat show, visit orientalboatshow. com.

Arrrg! Wench Auction Hits Beaufort The Dockhouse and the Pyrates of Onslow Bay invite everyone to join them from 6-11pm on Friday, April 19 for a fun filled evening at the Dockhouse Restaurant on Front Street, Beaufort. Food and entertainment set the stage at 6pm for an evening of piratical fun, complete with a pig picking dinner and live musical entertainment provided by Vicki Fox. At 7:15pm, the Wench Auction begins with guest emcee Big Mama D, voted “Charlotte’s Best Singer” for the past five years and owner of

the longest running burlesque and vaudeville show in North and South Carolina. Local wenches will put their collected bounties up for auction, namely treasures donated by local businesses. Items up for bid include a half-day charter with Seavisions Charters, pirate and wench costumes, trips aboard local boat tours, various artwork and much more. Tickets are sold in advance at the Dockhouse Restaurant and Beaufort Trading Co. for $15; $20 on the day of the event. Ticket price includes a plate of food, drink token and entry to the auction. This event is for adults age 21 and older and ID is required upon entry. All proceeds benefit the Beaufort Pirate Invasion 2013. For more information, call Heather Watkins at 704-877-1820.

Library Hosts Used Book Sale Thanks to the Friends of the Bogue Banks Public Library, an event in April allows folks to expand their personal libraries while helping raise much needed funds for upgrades and programs at the Bogue Banks library. Planned from 10am-2pm on Saturday, April 13 at Shepherd of the Sea Lutheran Church, the sale is open to the public and offers a great opportunity to buy recent best-sellers and other books covering all subjects at bargain prices. There are paperback, cookbooks, children’s books and many large print editions. The books will be sorted by subject to make browsing easy. A special preview sale is planned for Friday evening for members only. For more information, call 252-247-4660.

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the Friends of the Western Carteret Library have chosen to emphasize the arts. Ticket holders will still tour beautiful coastal homes, and visit the Art Show at Land’s End, but new opportunities will be available to see local art and artists. Several of the properties on the tour are homes to artists, while others will be filled with the artwork of others. In some locations, artists will be actively working in their studios, giving visitors the opportunity to watch the creative process. Among the stops on this year’s tour are a large oceanfront home with a wall of windows, an expansive waterfront home in Swansboro with furniture and collectibles from Southeast Asia and Europe and a newly constructed green home. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 the day of the event. All funds go to support the Western Carteret Public Library. For more information or for tickets, visit the Western Carteret Library or The Friends are grateful for the support of their patrons over the years. The latest project that has been completed through community support is the addition of a new program room for the rapidly growing children’s and teen programs. Just as the Western Carteret Library was built through community support, this new room was built and furnished through cooperation with the county commissioners, Carteret Community College and the Friends.

Artwork on Display at Parks & Recreation Three members of the Coastal Photographers will display

their artwork at Emerald Isle Parks & Recreation, 7500 Emerald Drive, during the month of April. Dennis Szeba, Kevin Geraghty and Carla Stevens will be exhibiting images captured at the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores and its surrounds. A reception will be held from 6-8pm on Thursday, April 4 to welcome the work. The Coastal Photographers is a small group of serious photographers who meet once a month to discuss work. Through critiquing each other’s images, they provide individual insight into the stories revealed and the impact derived. Both refreshing and illuminating this learning experience is invaluable in the challenge it imparts. For more information the art exhibits and becoming an exhibitor, contact Linda Anderson at 252-354-5693 or

Beaufort Wine & Food Weekend Wine and food take center stage in Beaufort when the annual Wine & Food Weekend launches April 24-28. The growing festival raises much needed funds for the Beaufort Historical Association and the NC Maritime Museum, as well as the culinary program at Carteret Community College. The event finds nine winemakers and 10 guest chefs teaming up with local chefs and restaurants for a variety of dinners, workshops, seminars and gala events to create a flurry of activity all week, stretching throughout the county. From the Bartender’s Cocktail Challenge at the Arendell Room in Morehead City to the Fashion Show at the Boathouse at Front Street Village in Beaufort, the week’s events are as varied as the guests who flock to the region to enjoy them. The key, however, is that there truly is something to entice just about everybody. To learn more about the individual events, or to purchase tickets to the Beaufort Wine & Food Weekend, call 252-7285225 or visit


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A Land More Kind Than Home   By Wiley Cash MOUNTAIN WAYS ARE different from coastal ways. “A Land More Kind Than Home” is a novel set in western North Carolina, a far different culture than here in the east. The characters are people who live in hollows and valleys thus bringing about a kind of separation not found here. But, people are people, and culture aside – evil is evil. Wiley Cash presents a story about the harm which is done when someone is willing to hurt another because of wicked motives.                                                                                            This is a novel about how religion can be both a positive and corrupting influence. Carson Chambliss is the pastor of River Road Church of Christ in Madison County where snake handling is a regular part of worship. Adelaid Lyle is a senior adult who has “seen enough, too much,” and cannot continue to worship at the church. She leaves and takes the younger children with her to protect them. She is unable to protect 13-year-old Christopher, however,



which leads to a chain of events that impacts several lives.     Cash, in his first novel, has written an absorbing story set in the mountain culture of his upbringing. He holds a doctorate in English and teaches fine arts. The characters he has created are evocative and interesting. From curious Jess Hall, the younger brother of mute Christopher, to Sheriff Clem Barefield, the first person storytelling is fresh and insightful. Religion is central to the story, but the novel is not preachy. As in most good fiction there are clear themes presented here which are proven vehicles of drama such as vengeance, freedom, deliverance and loyalty.  The story is riveting in that it draws the reader in through subtle and cumulative means. Two instances of childhood curiosity become the sparks which light a slowly escalating firestorm of tension. Cash has the knack for transforming the trivial into the catastrophic, surprising the reader even as ominous clues are given. He has created a tale of retribution which unfolds in such an even paced way the apprehension is gradual, the conclusion is startling. In many ways this is a simple novel, not pretentious in prose and not ostentatious in description. It is as basic as the Appalachian folk who narrate the tale, but as rich as the scenery of the overlooks which yield fantastic views of the landscape. It is well worth the time to pause and take in the human landscape this novel so adeptly portrays.                                                        Curt Finch Emerald Isle Books

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NORTH CAROLINA’S COASTAL counties are bracing for another round of rate increases on homeowners insurance. On March 5, Insurance Commissioner Wayne Goodwin announced that he has signed a settlement agreement with the insurance companies which are represented by the North Carolina Rate Bureau. New rates go into effect July 1. If you have property on Bogue Banks, your rates are being increased by 19.8 percent, whereas the rest of Carteret County will see a rate increase of 8.6 percent. Compare this to the major population centers. Rates will go up 8.4 percent in Charlotte, 2.8 percent in Raleigh and Durham and 1.1 percent in Greensboro and Winston-Salem. The NC Dept. of Insurance (NCDOI) said the settlement “eliminates the need for the public hearing” on the rate request submitted by the Rate Bureau. In contrast, the NC-20 private/public partnership that represents the 20 coastal counties says: “The cancellation of the public hearing, which had been scheduled for June 3, is unfortunate because it would allow further public transparency of the rate-making process and a better understanding of how our homeowner’s insurance rates are determined.” The settlement appears to disregard the actual hurricane loss experience in North Carolina. Both the Carteret County Board of Commissioners and the Carteret County Chamber of Commerce had opposed the rate increase request because it


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was “unsubstantiated, unwarranted and unjustified.” Mary Carlyle Brown, who is the chamber’s board chair, said: “We remain concerned that the rate-making system is fundamentally flawed, inequitable and unfair to the coastal counties. “We believe there is no valid correlation between the rate increases imposed on property owners in the coastal counties and actuarial data. Insurance reform needs to be systematic to ensure there is a scientific data collection system and an equitable method of making rate rulings.” She said the chamber is urging the General Assembly to carefully review the rate-making process statewide (including the composition and authority of the NC Rate Bureau and the administrative powers of the NC Insurance Commissioner) and the operation of the Beach Plan (NC Insurance Underwriting Association or NCIUA). “We applaud the efforts of the NC-20 organization to scrutinize the motives of NCDOI and advocate legislative reforms that are in the best interest of the citizens who live and own property here at the Crystal Coast,” Brown concluded. If you have comments or suggestions about topics of interest for future articles, pass them along to Mike Wagoner by calling 252-726-6350 or 1-800-622-6278 or emailing By Mike Wagoner, President Carteret County Chamber of Commerce

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Tue. 2: Nature Trek Series. 5:30pm. Hammocks Beach State Park Rangers are coming to Swansboro Parks and Recreation to offer a Nature Trek Series the first Tuesday of every month. Open to ages 6-12. Details: 910-3262600. 3, 10, 17, 24. Toddler Time. 9:30-10:20am. Parents and tots together enjoy songs, stories, puppets, crafts and other fun activities focused on a different animal each week. Details: 252247-4003 or Fri. 5: Classic Movie Night. 6pm. Classic movies are featured at Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation. Movies are family oriented. Popcorn and a drink are $1. Bring chairs or blankets. No outside beverages or snacks are allowed. Call 252-354-6350 one week prior for movie title. 5-6: Newport Pig Cookin’. Good old North Carolina barbecue takes center stage at Newport Town Park as the country’s largest whole hog pig cooking pulls out all the stops. Opening ceremonies are at 4pm Friday and live entertainment is slated for Friday and Saturday. Details: 252-241-3488. 6, 13, 20, 27: Behind the Scenes: Aquarium Close Encounters. 2-3:30pm. Visit labs and holding areas, and feed the animals in this thorough behind-the-scenes adventure that includes an overhead view of the Living Shipwreck. Age 8 and up, $15. Details: 252-247-4003 or www. Sat. 6: Ultimate Family Fun Quest. 10am-2pm. Join the Carteret County Partnership for Children for games, fun, educational exhibits, magicians, clowns and so much more at the Crystal Coast Civic Center, Morehead City. Details: 252-727-0440. Run Like a Kid. 8am. The Carteret County Partnership for Children is holding a 10K, 5K and 1 mile fun run beginning at the Window Gang parking lot in Morehead City. The course takes runners along the Morehead City waterfront. Event includes wheelchair and baby jogger races also. Cost is $20$35. Details: 252-727-0440. River Otter Celebration. 9am-5pm. Celebrate a conservation success story with a birthday salute to the NC Aquarium’s three river otters, Pungo, Neuse and Eno. Learn more about the otters with playful programs and activities throughout the day. Details: 252-247-4003 or Music in the Gardens. 11am-2pm. Carolina Home & Garden in Newport hosts this event featuring Wild Honey. Details: www. 8, 22: Pre-K Play. 9-10am. Parents and tots 5 and under enjoy open play in the Blue Heron Park gymnasium, Emerald Isle. Free. Details: 252-354-6350. Fri. 12: Friday Free Flicks. 7pm. At Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation on the second Friday of each month. Movies are family oriented. Popcorn and a drink are $1. Bring chairs or 18

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blankets. No outside beverages or snacks are allowed. Call 252-354-6350 one week prior for movie title. Sat. 13: Pat Wictor Performs. 8pm. The Down East Folk Arts Society brings this singersongwriter to Clawson’s Restaurant, Beaufort. Tickets are $14 for adults; $12 for members and active-duty military; and $8 for students. Details: Family Fitness Fun Day. 10am-2pm. The Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Dept. brings families together for a day of fun, fitness and healthy choices. Expect vendors with giveaways, races and games. Details: 252354-6350 or Junior Ranger Day. Noon-4pm. Experience Cape Lookout National Seashore through ranger led programs and earn limited edition Junior Ranger items, including patches, badges and certificates as you learn about plants, animals and the people who have weathered Cape Lookout. This free program will be held at the Harkers Island Visitors Center. Details: 252-728-2250. Used Book Sale. 10am-2pm. Held at Shepherd of the Sea Lutheran Church, 201 E. Fort Macon Road, the public will be welcomed to browse used books for sale. Details: Herbs with Christine. 11am. Carolina Home & Garden, Newport, hosts Herbs with Christine from Another Place in Thyme, Wilmington. Cost is $5. Details: Wine Tasting. 1-4pm. Carolina Home & Garden, Newport, hosts a wine tasting through Emerald Isle Wine Market. Details: www. Cannon Firing. Join the staff of Fort Macon State Park on the parade deck to view the firing process for the Civil War cannon. Demonstrations are planned for 10:30 and 11:30am and 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30pm. Details: 252-726-3775.

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24-28: 9th Annual Beaufort Wine & Food Weekend. Wonderful wine and tempting meals are the focal point of this weekend full of wine and food pairings, workshops, dinners and more. Details: 252-728-5225 or www.

18-19, 22: Shoreline Planting at Jones Island. 9:30am-1:30pm. Volunteers, students and NC Coastal Federation staff come together to plant marsh grass to help restore Jones Island in Swansboro. Planting tools, snacks, water and sunscreen are provided. Participants are urged to wear comfortable clothing that can get wet and sandy as well as closed-toe shoes. Details:

Sat. 27: Lookout Spring Road Race. 8am. Sponsored by the Lookout Rotary Club, this annual family-friendly event begins and ends at the Sports Center, Morehead City and includes a 1-mile, 5K and 10K runs with awards in a variety of categories. Registration begins at 7am. Details: 252-726-7826. Crystal Coast Earth Day Festival. 10am3pm. Museums from around the county offer educational information, fun, crafts and games at Fort Macon State Park. Music in the Gardens. 11am-2pm. Carolina Home & Garden in Newport hosts this event featuring David Robinson with Have Horn will Travel. Details:

Fri. 19: Red Cross Blood Drive. 2-7pm. Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation. Details: 252-3546350. Auction to Benefit Pirate Invasion. 6-11pm. Tickets sold in advance at The Dockhouse and Beaufort Trading Co. for $15; $20 at the door. Must be 21 to enter; IDs required. Cakes for Conservation. Express your conservation philosophy in frosting and compete for cash in the annual Cakes for

20-21: Civil War Reenactment. 10am-4pm. Events will be performed throughout the day from by the 1st NC Volunteers at Fort Macon State Park. Flag talks, uniform talks, women’s dress talks and musket firing drills are a few of the programs being performed. Details: 252726-3775. Sat. 20: Publick Day. 9am-4pm. An old-fashion flea market takes over the Beaufort Historic Site, just as they did in days gone by. Vendors offer arts and crafts, antiques, collectibles, plants, books, food and more. Details: 252728-5225. Western Carteret Library Homes Tour. The 16th annual tour sponsored by the Friends of the Western Carteret Library provides inside peeks into beachfront homes and condominiums as well as an arts & crafts show and sale. Tickets are $15 in advance or $18 on the day of the event. Details: Scrapbook Workshop. 10am-1pm. A Creative Memories Scrapbooking Workshop will be held at Emerald Isle Parks Recreation. For ages 12 and up, pre-registration is required. Use of tools and snack provided with $5 fee. Additional packages available. Details: 910326-6164 or Music in the Gardens. 11am-3pm. Carolina Home & Garden in Newport hosts this event featuring Naomi on violin. Details. www. 21-27: Party for the Planet. The annual weeklong Earth Day celebration at the aquarium takes a look at myths and misconceptions about wildlife and the environment through daily activities and programs focused on the theme of Tall Tales. Activities are free with admission or membership. Details: 252-2474003 or  

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Public Invited to May 2 Business After Hours Expo EVERYONE IS INVITED to attend the annual Business After Hours Expo hosted by the Carteret County Chamber of Commerce from 4-7:30pm on Thursday, May 2 at the Crystal Coast Civic Center in Morehead City. This event is open to the public and admission is $5 per person. More than 65 exhibitors are expected to participate. Restaurants and caterers will provide samples of their specialty dishes. “This is a unique event, because we combine the buzz of a business trade show with all of the excitement, fun, food and fellowship of a colossal Business After Hours event,” said Julie Naegelen, who serves as Expo coordinator for the chamber. “Complimentary beer and wine will be available beginning at 5pm, so it is not appropriate for children to attend. “We are fast approaching a sell out of booth space,” she said. Inquiries should be directed to Julie Naegelen at julie@ or 252-726-6350. “We are pleased to welcome back Carteret General Hospital and CenturyLink as Presenting Sponsors in 2013, and once again our media partners will be NCCOAST Communications (publisher of The Island Review), Carteret County News-Times, Beasley Broadcast Group, Crystal Coast Tent & Event Rental and WTKF-FM 107.1 – The Talk Station. “Everyone who attends is eligible for some terrific door prizes that are being donated by our exhibitors,” Naegelen said. “We will be drawing business cards throughout the evening. Several exhibitors will have separate drawings at their own booths. For example, you can register to win a vacation to a resort in Mexico that is being offered by the Crystal Coast Photo Booth. “Some exhibitors will be demonstrating new products and services while others will have items available for purchase.” Mary Carlyle Brown of Realty World First Coast Realty, who is the 2013 chair of the chamber’s board of directors, said “We always look forward to having hundreds of people join us inside the Civic Center. The layout of the exhibits helps encourage folks to mix and mingle and make new business contacts. Clearly, the Business After Hours Expo is a highlight of the year for Carteret County’s business community.” “Last year’s event attracted nearly 500 people. We have had excellent participation in the past from the businesses located on Bogue Banks, so everyone should plan to come to the Expo to see why we say: ‘We’re your Chamber of Commerce at the Beach,’” said Naegelen. For more information, call the chamber at 800-622-6278 or 252-726-6350. Email requests may be sent to mike@nccoastchamber. com. The chamber office is located at 801 Arendell St., Suite 1, Morehead City, NC 28557. Mike Wagoner, President Carteret County Chamber of Commerce

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Business is Booming in Emerald Isle GREAT NEWS ABOUT new, expanded and relocated businesses in Emerald Isle. The Irish Pirate Trading Company is expanding again and adding a pub. They started in Emerald Plantation Shopping Center in March 2011, doubled in size in 2012 and are expanding again this year. The new location is in Emerald Plantation Shopping Center across from Rucker Johns. They will have additional retail space and the big news is the addition of a 20 seat pub. Yeti Ice Company will be occupying some of the Irish Pirate’s old space. They will be serving shaved ice with a wide variety of flavor toppings. Lease negotiations are under way for the remainder of the old Irish Pirate space. Also in Emerald Plantation, Patrick and Nick Sheets are opening The Shark’s Den – Sports Bar and Grill in the space next to the movie theatre. They will have 75 seats and will be serving everything from chicken wings to steak. They will have plenty of TVs on the wall but will also have TVs at the tables that will be controlled by that table. There will be a VIP area that will seat about 10 and will have a large screen TV dedicated to that area. 4 J’s (Beans and Screens) will be moving across Emerald Drive from Emerald Plantation to space next to El Zarape. This will provide 4 Js with expanded space but will hopefully enable Joe Sardone (one of the 4 Js) to combine his coffee shop and bakery operations. His bakery operation is located in Newport which does not allow Joe to efficiently use his time. He is still going through the approval process but hopefully will have both operations at his new location. His present coffee shop will be located next to El Zarape’s.


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Highway 58 Bicycles will be expanding and Mayor Art Schools moving one store to the east of its present location on Reed Drive. They took over the space formerly occupied by A Flair for Hair. This will allow them to have a retail store and rental store connected by a doorway. With 200+ rental bikes and 300+ new bikes, they should be able to meet everyone’s bicycle needs. Flip Flops Gift Shop is moving back to its original location at 3305 Emerald Drive. Same great gifts and Marci is always coming up with the newest trend. Marci and Ritchie will also be operating Flip Flops Mini Mart at the same location. They will be selling gas and serving Marci’s famous chicken salad from their deli/grill. General Dollar will be opening next to Flip Flops on Emerald Drive. The store occupies a little over 9,000 sq ft which is a little bigger than their traditional store. I am very pleased with the exterior design of the building which includes offset arches, contrasting colors and Bahama shutters. As mentioned in one of my earlier articles, Fran’s Beachwear was purchased by Aqua Beachwear out of Sanibel Florida. This is their 17th store and will retain the Fran’s name. Merchandise will change a little with a concentration on women’s swim wear. The same friendly staff will continue to serve you. And last but not least, Goomba’s has opened on Bogue Inlet Drive near the pier. They will be serving hotdogs, hamburgers and similar items mostly to walkup clientele. Each of the above businesses will be opening at different times – some by March 1 and others not until mid-May. By all indications this looks like the beginning of a good year for Emerald Isle businesses.

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EFFECTIVE MARCH 18, the collection day for the second trash collection of each week will change. The collection day for the first trash collection of each week will NOT change. The new schedule is as follows: • Monday: First ocean-side trash collection • Tuesdays First sound-side trash collection • Wednesday: Entire town recycling collection • Thursday: Second sound-side trash collection • Friday: Second ocean-side trash collection. Ocean-side includes all locations on the south side of Hwy 58 and Coast Guard Road, and The Point area. Sound-side includes all locations on the north side of Hwy 58 and Coast Guard Road. This change is intended to reduce the amount of ocean-side trash generated right before the weekend when new visitors arrive.

All Vacation Rentals Required to Collect Occupancy Taxes

A recent change in North Carolina law now requires vacation rentals managed by the owner, regardless of the number of units managed or the method used to manage the units, to collect the 5 percent Carteret County room occupancy tax. This tax did not previously apply to vacation rentals if the owner managed fewer than five units, however, this tax must now be collected and remitted to the Carteret County Finance Office on a monthly basis. The 5 percent room occupancy tax is in addition to State and local sales taxes that should also be collected and remitted to the NC Dept. of Revenue. Proceeds from the 5 percent room occupancy tax are used to fund tourism marketing campaigns and beach nourishment efforts that are vital to the local tourism economy, and these tax revenues provide direct benefits to the vacation rental industry. This requirement applies to all vacation rental units – whether they are managed by a local vacation rental agency, offered by the owner on websites such as or (or similar sites) or offered privately for rent. Please contact the Carteret County Finance Office (James Charlesworth) at 252-728-8410 to register your vacation rental unit before the 2013 rental season. Instructions and forms are available at .

New Website Promotes Emerald Isle Businesses –

The town recently launched a new website at that is designed to include information about accommodations, restaurants, activities, gift shops and other businesses in Emerald Isle. There is also a prominent link to this page from the town’s homepage at We hope this will help more potential visitors learn about the opportunities to enjoy Emerald Isle!

Resident/Taxpayer Beach Access Parking Permits Now Available

Emerald Isle taxpayers are eligible for two free annual parking permits for the Eastern Ocean Regional Access and Western Ocean Regional Access. The parking permits will be granted only for vehicles registered in the name of the taxpayer, and are not transferable. Emerald Isle taxpayers must display the appropriate permit sticker on their windshield in order to avoid the parking fee. The permit sticker cannot be obtained at the regional beach access facilities, and must be obtained prior to visiting the regional beach access facilities. To obtain your free parking permit, please visit the town administration building at 7509 Emerald Drive or call 252-354-3424 during normal business hours. Please note: Emerald Isle taxpayers will need to bring their vehicle registration(s) with them when applying for their permit.

Unattended Beach Equipment Exception Permits Now Available

Town ordinances require that all unattended beach equipment (tents, canopies, chairs, volleyball nets, etc.) be removed from the beach between 7pm and 8am daily, and town staff regularly enforce this ordinance. The penalty for leaving unattended beach equipment out overnight is confiscation, so please make sure you remove all unattended beach equipment at the end of the day. Oceanfront property owners ONLY are eligible for two exception permits, and these exception permits can be obtained by visiting the town administration building at 7509 Emerald Drive or calling 252-3543424 during normal business hours. Exception permits are available now, and are valid for the entire 2013 season. Please note that the 2011 and 2012 exception permits are still valid and can be used again in 2013. 24

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Beach Nourishment Project Continues

The town’s latest beach nourishment project, intended to replace sand lost during Hurricane Irene in August 2011, continues through the month of March. As of March 12, the dredging contractor, Great Lakes Dredge and Dock, Chicago, Ill., has completed nearly 50 percent of the nourishment of approximately 4.2 miles of the town’s ocean beach. All work is expected to be complete by March 31. This roughly $10 million project is being funded by a combination of FEMA funding, county room occupancy tax revenues and town special district property taxes. For updates throughout construction, please visit www. postirenebeachnourishmentproject.

Bicycle Path Projects Underway

The extension of the Coast Guard Road bicycle path from Ocean Oaks Drive to Dolphin Ridge is now substantially complete and is usable by the public. Town contractors will install additional retaining walls and town staff will add landscaping features later in March. The town is pleased to complete this new segment,

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volunteers, especially those willing to walk the beaches in the early morning hours. Those volunteers search for tracks of nesting turtles that have emerged to lay eggs during the previous evening. The organization is not restricted to those who live in Emerald Isle. There are a number of volunteers who live in Cape Carteret, Cedar Point, Swansboro, and Peletier, however, it is expected that walkers will complete their one mile stretch of beach by about 7am. Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer should contact Pam Minnick at There will be a general information meeting of the Sea Turtle volunteers on Saturday, April 13 at the Emerald Isle commissioners’ board room adjacent to the police department from 9-10am. New and veteran volunteers are invited. Zones will be explained and the North Carolina Sea Turtle biologist Dr. Matthew Godfrey will speak about the exciting results of the sea turtle DNA program.

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All activities take place at the Community Center in Emerald Isle, unless otherwise noted. The Community Center’s hours are: Mon-Fri, 8am-9pm, Sat, 9am-4pm, closed Sunday. Call 252-354-6350 for more info. Be sure to visit our website at:

Adult Programs

•AA: Saturdays at 8pm meets at town hall.

•Art Club: Meets every Wed, 12:45-4pm at Parks & Recreation. •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. •Scrapbooking: 3rd Sat of each month, call Linda at 910-326-6164.

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The Emerald Isle Parks & Recreation offers step and step-free aerobic classes: • M,TH,F 8am, Step • Tues 8am, Dance Fusion • Mon 9:15am, Easy Step • Tues 9am & Fri 9:15am, Body Sculpt • Mon & Wed 5:30pm, SSS (step/strength/sculpt) • Tues 5:30pm, Tabata • Wed 8am, Fri 4:30pm & Sat 11am, ZUMBA! Fees: members $1/class, nonmembers $5/class.

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•Yoga! Taught by certified Yoga instructors on staff, these classes focus on basic Yoga postures & asana for the beginner. Tues & Sat at 10am & Thurs at 9am. Gentle Yoga Friday 10:30am. $2 members & $7 nonmembers. •Yoga as Therapy! Taught by medically certified Yoga & Pilates instructors, these classes are designed & instructed by physical therapists & doctors as therapeutic exercise for back, mind & body. Mon 10:30am, Wed 9am: $5 members, $10 nonmembers

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April 3, 10, 17, 24: 6-8pm, Open Play Wii Bowling. Bowling is played on a Wii console. It’s fun, energetic, and free. Free and open to the public, children must be accompanied by an adult. Coffee is provided and bringing your own snacks is allowed. Call 252-354-6350 for more information. April 5: 6pm, Classic Movie Night. Movies are classic films or movies based on classic novels. Free and open to the public, children must be accompanied by an adult. Parental guidance may apply to some films. Popcorn and drink for $1. Please bring chairs and or blankets, no outside beverages or snacks. Call 252-354-6350 for movie title one week prior to showing. April 8, 22: 9-10am, Pre-K Play. Open play in the gym and at Blue Heron Park for parents and their children ages birth to 5 years. All children must be accompanied by an adult, as supervision is not provided. This is a time for parents and children to socialize and play. Please bring any supplies needed such as diapers, wipes, bottles, etc. Call 252-354-6350 for more details. April 12: 7pm, Friday Free Flicks. Movies are family oriented. Free and open to the public, children must be accompanied by an adult. Popcorn and drink for $1. Please bring chairs and or blankets, no outside beverages or snacks. Call 252-354-6350 for movie title one week prior to showing. April 15-May 15: Pre-registration for the Youth Fishing Derby. This is a FREE event open to kids, ages 5-12 scheduled for Saturday, May 18. Pre-registration (limited to 100 youth) is required and will run April 15-May 15, or until all spots are filled. Bring your own rod. Bait will be provided or bring your own. To register, stop by or call the Emerald Isle Community Center, 252-354-6350. April 19: 2-7pm, American Red Cross Blood Drive. Carteret County Chapter of the American Red Cross is holding a blood drive at Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation Community Center from 2-7pm, 7500 Emerald Drive. Please give! April 20: 10am-1pm, Creative Memories Scrapbooking Workshop. Creative Memories Scrapbooking Workshops with Linda Phelps take place at Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation. Pre-registration is required, age 12 and up. Fee is $5 with additional packages available. Use of tools and snack included. Fees payable at workshop. You may call Linda Phelps at 910-326-6164 or email



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~Emerald Tidings~ (cont. from page 24) which now leaves us a little more than 1 mile from The Pointe! The town will open construction bids for the Hwy 58 bicycle path extension from Hurst Drive to Fairfax Road on March 25, and the board of commissioners is expected to award a contract at its April meeting. The town’s goal is to complete this 0.4 mile segment prior to Memorial Day weekend.

Hwy 58 Bridge Work Continues

NCDOT and their contractor, Penhall Company, continue their work on the Hwy 58 bridge. The project involves the resurfacing of the bridge decking and the replacement of all bridge joints, and is intended to extend the life of the bridge for an additional 30-40 years or more. The resurfacing of the bridge decking is now complete, however, additional surface treatment will be completed late in the project. Current work involves the replacement of all bridge joints. One lane of the bridge is expected to be closed weekdays only, 24 hours per day, from March 18-29. Both lanes will be open on the weekends. Both lanes will also be open during the entire Easter weekend and following week, from 7am on March 29 through 7pm on April 7. After April 7, only weekday nighttime lane closures are expected. All work is expected to be complete before Memorial Day. Although this work has been an inconvenience for all, it is necessary and it is obviously best completed during the offseason months. NCDOT and Penhall Company have done a good job at managing the traffic delays, with most waits now less than five minutes.

New Recycling Container Requirements

The town has experienced a significant increase in the volume of recyclables collected over the past few years, and has experienced more instances of overflowing recyclables.

The town discontinued the sale of the 18-gallon open recycling bins in late 2012 and all permanent residents and second homes are now required to utilize a minimum of one 40-gallon (or larger) roll-out recycling container. Vacation rental units are now required to utilize a minimum of one 90-gallon roll-out recycling container for each three bedrooms in the vacation rental unit. In an effort to reduce the cost for our property owners, the town has partnered with Sound ACE Hardware to offer both the 40gallon and 90-gallon roll-out recycling containers at a reduced price. Sound ACE is offering the 40-gallon roll-out recycling containers for $69.99 each (as opposed to the regular price of $84.99), and is offering the 90-gallon roll-out recycling containers for $74.99 (as opposed to the regular price of $99.99). Demand for the new containers has been high and Sound Ace has been out of the 40-gallon containers for the past few weeks. Additional shipments are expected in early April, and will continue to be offered at the special sale price by Sound Ace while supplies last.

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at the AQUARIUM Otter Birthday Party GET OUT YOUR party hats for the annual Otter Birthday Party on Saturday, April 6. The merriment centers around three of the aquarium’s favorite residents – river otters Neuse, Pungo and Eno. The annual celebration spotlights the fun-loving creatures and the conservation success stories of their species. Wish the otters well when you sign their big birthday card, watch them enjoy otteroriented birthday treats and gifts and explore more about otters with playful crafts, activities and programs. The celebration was inspired by the youngest otter, Eno, who was a tiny orphan when he arrived at the aquarium in 2008. In addition to providing the essentials of food and shelter, aquarium staff helped Eno master swimming and other skills otter mothers normally teach their young. The birthday party features a photo album of Eno as a baby, as he grew and as he found


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Down to Earth The festive mood prevails again later in April with the annual Earth Day Party for the Planet. The week-long observance starts off sweetly with Cakes for Conservation on April 19. Bakers age 5 and up can compete for cash prizes. Confections should depict snakes, shellfish, sharks, amphibians or trout – animals featured under the week’s theme, Tall Tales – myths and misconceptions about wildlife and their environment. Cakes will be judged on creativity, taste, portrayal of the theme and use of local, organic and sustainable ingredients. Completed cakes should be delivered to the aquarium between 3-5pm on April 18 or between 8-10am on April 19. All cakes will be on display from 10am until 3pm on April 19. Winners will be announced at 3:30pm followed by a tasting of the entries for all. See the aquarium website for categories and prize information. From April 21-27, crafts, displays, presentations, live animal programs and other activities continue the myth-

debunking theme. On April 27, the Aquarium teams up with other conservation-minded organizations for a fun and enlightening Crystal Coast Earth Day Festival at Ft. Macon State Park. The Aquarium activities are free with admission or membership. The Earth Day Festival at Ft. Macon State Park is free.

Thinking Spring… A new camp makes spring break into an island adventure. Cape Lookout Conservation Camp runs April 3 for grades 2-4, and April 4 for grades 5-7. The camp features a field trip to Cape Lookout to view the island environment and learn about the impact of marine debris and other conservation concerns. All transportation is included in the $40 fee. Both camps begin at 8:30am and end at 3:30pm at the aquarium. Space is limited and advance registration is required. For the rest of the family, the aquarium is open every day 9am-5pm, including all of Easter weekend. Enjoy a number of programs free with admission daily. Behind-the-scenes tours are offered almost every day for a small extra fee.

And summer! Registration for the aquarium’s popular summer camps opens at 6am on Monday, April 1. Please note – registration is accepted online only. From the aquarium’s homepage, click on “buy tickets,” then on kids’ camps. Save time and have your log-in information at hand if you have registered online before. First-time users establish log-in credentials as part of registration. Camps are available for children entering grades 2-7 in the fall – Aquatic Adventurers for grades 2-3, Coastal Explorers for grades 4-5 and Sea Scholars for grades 6-8. Three sessions of each are scheduled from June through August. Camps run 8:30am-12:30pm; the fee is $250 per camper; $225 for members. Check the website for more family-friendly activities such as behind-the-scenes tours, paddling trips and other adventures, indoors and out.

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Atlantic Welton and Mildred Strickland to Alexis and Patricia Woodruff, 142 Yaupon Lane, $300,000. Atlantic Beach Harold and Vanda Boggs to Beverly and Stanley Martin, Jr., 1918 W. Fort Macon Road, $72,500. Jeffrey and Jane Suggs, James and Barbara Earley and Theadore and Carole Neufang to Milford and Tracy Pace and William and Diane Hill, 109 Fairview St., $160,000. Jeffrey and Sandra Looper to Rachel Watkins, 104 Dunes Ave., $170,000. JP Morgan Chase Bank, NA to Daniel and Melissa Dodrill, 217 Sound Side Drive, $395,000. Kenneth R. Blizzard Investments, LLC to James and Rebecca Perry, 126 Sound Side Drive, $450,000. Beaufort First Citizens Bank and Trust to David and Peggy Wear, 113 Queen Anne’s Lane, $45,000. First Citizens Bank and Trust to Tracy and Jon Rose, Jr., 211 Willet Drive, $48,000.

Lisa and Richard Fondren, Sr. to Stephen Freeman, 503 Island Drive, $350,000. Wade and June Barnes and Susan and Oscar Harris, Jr. to Steve and Ruth Puckett, 104 Fulford St., $350,000. Carla and Barbara Calandra to Jerry and Karen Wilson, 703 Ann St., $400,000. William and Donna Hardy to Robert Clements, 100 Olde Towne Yacht Club Drive #507, $475,000. Yvonne Southerland to Jimmie and Lynn Page, 135 Charlie Lewis Lane, $480,000. Cape Carteret Marsh Harbour Partners, Inc. to Savvy Homes, LLC, Marsh Harbour Subdivision Lots 109 & 110, $100,000. Charles and Debra Bass, Roderick and Evelyn Reeves, Ronald and Kathleen Reeves, Peter and Patti Katsikis and Henry Reeves, III to Alan Mason, 210 Dolphin St., $175,000. San Falkner to Steven and Lynn Anderson, 514 Quail Wood Court, $238,000.

Edith Militano to Sally Wood and Cathy Wood, 136 Conway Road and 198 Chadwick Road, $80,000.

Davis Wilmington Trust Company to Michael Kerr, 190 Army Camp Road, $45,000.

Evelyn Hassell to Tina Thomas, 122 Crystal Pines Court, $82,000.

Emerald Isle Robert Pitts to Kenneth and Jackie West, The Plaza at Emerald Plantation Townhouses, Lot 11, $37,000.

Henry and Valerie Everett to Thomas Johnson, LLC, 506 Craven St. and 509 Pine St., $90,000. BB&T to Ramona and Richard Naples, Sr., 201 Gem Court, $119,000. John and Joyce Cambron, Robert Black and Claudia Chacin to Peter Pegues and Emily Febiger, 175 Crow’s Nest Road, $180,000. Leroy McIntosh, III to Kevin and Renee Adams, Eastman’s Creek, Lot 116, $218,500. 38

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US Bank National Association to Renee Rochelle, 5502 Emerald Drive, $130,000. Jerry and Gayle Jordan to Bethany Boyette, 302 Parkins Drive, $165,000. David and Eileen Lewandowski and Karen Lewandowski to Ross and Keri Ackerman, 8801 Reed Drive #N205, $185,000. Judy and Jesse Grant, III to Christopher Vandiford and

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Shelly Vincell, 9417 Coast Guard Road, $220,000.

and Lisa Conway, 1701 Salter Path Road #101C, $290,000.

Duane Brown and Jenna Brown to Carl Graves, 405 Emerald Circle, $237,000.

Karen and Guy Ciampa, Jr. to Jim and Joan Speight, 1701 Salter Path Road #104A, $300,000.

Susquehanna Trust & Investment Company to Russel and Vicki Winthrop, 10020 Coast Guard Road, $252,500. Bank of America, NA to Jeffrey Ward, 326 Live Oak St., $260,000. Marie and Henry Core, Jr. to Robert Edwards, 5404 Emerald Drive, $345,000. Independent Task Management, LLC to Patrick and Mary-Joan Garcy, 7312 Canal Drive, $367,500.

Johnny and Sarah McBride to Terry and Erica Peterson, 1829 Salter Path Road, $500,000. Morehead City Bryana and James Willis to Bonnie and Jimmie Eady, III, 124 Gloria Dawn Road, $35,000. Ample Lending Group, LLC to Murdoch & Associates, Inc., 1703 Ivory Gull Drive, $37,500. Brad and Michelle Denson, 108 Pine Bluff Drive, $38,000.

Arthur and Judith Diani to Carroll Daughtry and Linda Sandy, 109 Black Skimmer Road, $405,000.

Park Villas Holdings, LLC to Irene Jones, Park Villas Condominiums, Unit 906, $50,000.

DLJ Mortgage Capital, Inc. to Stephen and Patricia Geiman, 2503 Ocean Drive #B2, $410,000.

First Flight Federal Credit Union to Kiberly Hollifield and Duran Smith, 217 Bogue Drive, $55,000.

William and Lisa Geiman to John and Nola Jenkins, 406 Sunrise Court, $435,000.

Nancy O’Reilly to Christopher and Kathryn Calling, 402 Penny Lane #A, $75,000.

Bank of America, NA to Phillip and Shannon Renfrow, 3602 Emerald Drive, $475,000.

Branch Banking and Trust Company to Christina and Vernon Combs, Jr., 404 Penny Lane #E, $80,000.

John and Kathleen Moldthan to Edward Mirra and Sarah Houston, 10530 Wyndtree Drive, $640,000. Richard and Barbara Tarby to Mitchell and Kerry Ross, 10559 Wyndtree Drive, $915,000. Joseph and Carol Graceffa to Steve Hagerty, 8902 Sound View Court, $950,000. Mark and Barbara Dyevoich to James Fulghum, 3109 Ocean Drive, $950,000. Harkers Island Arthur and Pamela Lewis to Joseph and Deborah Parrott, 1235 Island Road, $260,000. Indian Beach William and Ann Ritter to Mark

Theodore Rice and Phillip and Nancy Rice to Gregory and Teresa Rice, 105 S. 28th St., $100,000. C. Barret Graham to Larry Land, 1101 Evans St., $140,000. Barbara Molinari to Sarah Davis, 3511 Mandy Lane, $165,000. US Bank National Association to Jessica Orr, 731 N. Forty Road, $168,000. Walter and Linda Wells to Troy Forguites and Emily Williams, 100 Tree Fern Drive, $184,000. Steven and Mardette Roberts to Lora Doles, 121 Savannah Ave., $207,000.

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Steve and Dinah Brock to Iva Fearing, 105 Taylor Lane, $234,500. Lawton and Dorothy Nisbet to Samuel and Mildred Chalk, 2800 Evans St., $241,000. Fred and Betty Tharrington to J. Annette Jacocks, 103 Dunstan Lane, $245,000. Summer Parham, III to Patricia Foster, 205 Brandywine Place Drive, $245,000. Daniel and Jacey Popok and Michael Lockhart to Randy and Tanya Eakes, 163 Banks St., $247,000. Streamline Developers, LLC to Matthew and Jessica Bowers, 1508 Audubon Lane, $264,000. Frank and Frances Gainey to Thomas and Lisa Williamson, 1401 Oglesby Road, $268,000.

Cory and Jodie Callison to Brabson and Liana McNutt, 1579 Sanderling Drive, $315,000. Jeffrey and Mary Winstead to Stewart and Warren Perry, Jr., 112 Hatteras Court, $359,000. Centa-M, LLC to Carolina East Health System, 4725 Country Club Road, $575,000. Carteret County General Hospital Corporation to Davis’ Magnificent Seven Enterprises, LLC, 221 Professional Circle, $690,000. Newport Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC to James Brothers, 200 Bogue Harbor Court, $8,000. Bank of America, N.A. to Fei Zou, Cannonsgate at Bogue Sound Subdivision, Lot 174, $16,000.

Howard Dean, Jr. to Walter and Chelsea Humphrey, 301 & 303 Mayflower Drive, $24,000.

Carlo and Suzanne Veltri to Larry and Jackie Riggs, 319 Salter Path Road, $318,000.

An Nguyen to Beverly Pham, 305 Seafarer St., $25,000.

William and Janet Birkel to Mary and Walter Cox, III, 106 Ash Court, $392,000.

Beswick & Goines, PLLC to Cheryl Anthony, 575 Roberts Road, $44,000. CapStone ResDev, LLC to Reginald and Barbara Sanderson, 150 Sunny Point Lane, $60,000. BB&T to Dana Green, 107 Southwest Drive, $68,000. BB&T to John and Diane Zarick, 778 Cannonsgate Drive, $79,000. William Boulia to James and Patricia Burchette, 121 Dogwood Lane, $90,000. Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. to Jay and Carol Conner, 313 Kathryn Court, $116,000. Michael Proctor to Richard and Cheryl Sherman, 500 Bogue Loop Road, $147,500. Conner-W, LLC to Beverly Sable, 100 Treasure Cove, $160,000.

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Pine Knoll Shores Kimberly Hopper to Dale and Connie Boyd, 157 Hawthorne Drive, $135,000. Marcia Mildenburger to Douglas Snyder, 144 Salter Path Road, $146,500. BB&T to Alice and Harold Isley, Jr., 101 Arborvitae Drive, $192,000.

Bagar, LLC to Christine Sherman, 116 Salter Path Road #201, $399,000. Phyllis and Charles Moore, Jr. to Rebecca and Michael Putnam, II, 518 E. Pelican Drive, $750,000. Phyllis Joyner to John and Ann Smith, 379 Salter Path Road, $947,000. Stella American Homesmith, LLC to Grant and Brandy Stancil, 107 Willow Bridge Drive, $266,000. Swansboro Richard and Mary Thomas to Shirley and Lynwood Grimes, Jr., 310 Sandy Shore Lane, $75,000. Bank of America, NA to Benjamin Hardy, 170 Sewell Road, $106,000. Phil and Neta Perry to Karen Buck, 106 Bay Harbor Court, $126,500. Robert and Joy Moseley to Ernest and Alice Snead, 136 Silver Creek Drive, $190,000. First Choice Properties & Development, Inc. to David Schrock, 820 W. Firetower Road, $200,000. Christine Crumpler to Robert Brink and Ellen Thompson, 150 Jones St., $215,000. Stone Bay Partners, LLC to Michael Proctor, 206 Marsh Island Road, $258,500. Stone Bay Partners, LLC to Julie Sieker, 400 Marsh Island Drive, $265,000. *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.


Vegetable Planting SPRING IS UPON us (hopefully) in Eastern North Carolina. Recently, Barbara and CJ had the good fortune of speaking with local gardener extraordinaire, Larry Fodse. He was kind enough to give us some of his tricks of the trade that he applies to grow his fantastic array of crops in his backyard garden. Larry’s first rule of thumb is to use raised beds and make sure they contain fluffy, nutrient rich soil. Larry advises that in our area the sandy soil with clay beneath it must be tilled and mixed with a variety of additives. Underneath the hard pan is moisture and that is what you are ultimately after. He begins prepping his beds in the fall, which does not mean that we cannot create our own beds to use this spring. He suggests building 4-6 inch-high raised beds that are 4 foot by 8 foot. The 4 feet across allows you to harvest your crop without standing in the bed, compacting the fluffy soil mix. He adds fall leaves, horse manure and other composted organic materials to his beds each fall; remember he’s been doing this for over 20 years. Grass clippings added to will make it compost quicker. Larry starts his seeds in cell packs, but the timeline depends on the type of seed. When the seeds begin to come up, he moves them outside under plastic covering to help acclimate them to the outside temperatures. Currently, he is planting potatoes, which he plants whole 10-12 inches down, along with onions, broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage. Corn can be pre-sprouted indoors then put in the garden during the first part of April. Larry will begin tomato, zucchini and squash indoors at the end of March, to ultimately be planted in the garden mid April (weather permitting, especially this year). He suggests mulching your tomatoes with wheat straw. Mid April seed peppers and eggplant indoors move out to cold frame once started, then planted in the garden mid May; they like to be hot.

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gardenscape Azalea Lace Bugs: Catch Them Early AZALEA LACE BUGS are one of the most damaging pests of evergreen azaleas in North Carolina. Because they overwinter as eggs, young nymphs are ready to hatch early in the season, usually in April. Scout youth plants for the hatching nymphs, and manage them early, when they are most susceptible to control methods and before they mature and lays eggs of their own. The following information from the Cooperative Extension entomologists at NC State University will help you understand and manage this pest in your yard. There are more than 30 reported lace bug species in North Carolina. Most are not considered a pest. The azalea lace bug may be the best known. Each species tends to feed only on its preferred host and closely related plants. Lace bugs cause a blotched or spotted appearance of the upper leaf surface, however, immature (nymph) and adult lace bugs are found mostly on the underside of leaves. Spots of excrement resembling dark varnish are a distinguishing characteristic and appear on the underside of the leaves. Infested leaves turn yellow and may drop off prematurely. Female lace bugs lay groups of eggs on the underside of leaves, most often along the midrib. These eggs are dark colored and are partially inserted into the leaf tissue or are pale and completely hidden inside the leaf. Dark, spiny nymphs hatch from the eggs. Adult lace bugs have lace-like wings and an expanded, lacy hood back of the head. Several different species of lace bugs are found in North Carolina. Most of them produce two or more generations in a year. Adults are about 1/8 inch long and 1/16 inch wide. They have

brown and black-marked wings. The legs and antennae are light brown. Nymphs are almost colorless at birth but soon turn black and spiny. Azalea lace bugs are found, to some degree, on most azaleas in the landscape. Damage may be unnoticeable or it may give the foliage a bleached-out appearance. Control is a matter of how much cosmetic damage one is willing to tolerate. Adults may be treated early in the spring, which may keep later populations low. The diagnostic characteristic for the azalea lace bug is the black fecal speck on the underside of the leaf. For high value shrubs, a more expensive systemic product is available for appropriate settings. In general, reduce the plant stress by providing the proper growing conditions for the azalea. Many azaleas with problems are not planted correctly. A diverse or more complex landscape may have fewer lace bug problems. Populations of the azalea plant bug may also reduce problems from lace bugs.  Repeated applications of some insecticides may be needed to control lace bugs effectively. Make the first application as soon as nymphs appear in the spring. Follow with a second application 7 to 10 days later if needed. Repeat as needed at monthly intervals. For homeowners, horticulture oils and insecticidal soaps may be the best choice. For any pesticide you purchase, make sure that the azalea lace bug is listed as a pest controlled by that product, and follow the label directions carefully and completely. The University of Georgia has identified varieties of azaleas less susceptible to lace bug damage.  Anne D. Edwards, Director Carteret County office, NC Cooperative Extension Service,

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April 24-28 in various Beaufort locations. Great wines plus the food of coastal Carolina’s finest restaurants are a perfect pairing. Enjoy Beaufort in grand style while attending tastings, seminars, dinners, wine and cheese pairings and much more. Each year this event gets better and better, confirming the increasing appreciation of fine wines in North Carolina and around the country. This is a “not-to-be-missed” culinary experience. Visit or call 252728-5225 for more information. Join Cape Lookout National Seashore and more than 20 other environmental educators for Crystal Coast Earth Day Festival, an Earth Day celebration for the whole family. Get close to marine invertebrates (like whelks and sea stars) with a touch tank, meet rescued wildlife, make coastal crafts and discover ways you can help protect our environment. This free event is held at Fort Macon State Park in Atlantic Beach from 10am-3pm. Call Fort Macon at 252-726-3775 or Cape Lookout National Seashore at 252-728-2250 for more information. Other signature events this spring include the 39th Annual Wooden Boat Show at the NC Maritime Museum on May 4, Beaufort Music Festival, May 10 & 11 on the Beaufort waterfront, Crystal Coast Boat Show, May 18 & 19 on the Morehead City waterfront and the Carteret County Arts & Crafts Coalition Spring Show & Sale at the Beaufort Historic Site. Visit the Tourism Authority website for details on all events on the Crystal Coast, Elizabeth Barrow Director of Local Communication Crystal Coast Tourism Authority

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SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING new, something borrowed and something – green? Couples preparing their nuptials can spend countless hours planning for their big day. Invitations, a venue, reception, caterer, flowers, and favors – the devil really is in the details. For the bride and groom-to-be who want to celebrate their nuptials in an eco-friendly way, professionals say even the most minute choices can make a difference. Kate Harrison, founder and CEO of Green Bride Guide, an online eco-friendly wedding resource, said going green can be as simple as looking at the details of the wedding and finding ways to generally cut down on waste. “There’s still this idea that going green means that you somehow have to sacrifice style,” Harrison said. “That’s not true. Green is not the theme. Green is the approach. It’s really just about keeping one eye on what’s the environmental impact of this and is it something that matches the décor and look of my wedding.” Her website features weekly an eco-friendly wedding. Some of the ceremonies featured have been a gala at New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art and a simple backyard wedding. Green choices can be everything from making the conscientious decision to get married during the day, saving electricity, to buying locally grown flowers. “The biggest environmental footprint component of a wedding (is) food and flowers,” Harrison said. “It makes up more than half of the wedding budget. There is a huge carbon footprint. Even if it’s not organic, but local, it reduces the carbon footprint of the wedding.” Here’s a fact, she said: if every wedding in the United States this year used an aisle runner it would circle the globe twice. “Just skipping those little items makes a huge difference,” Harrison said. There are a host of green choices, such as buying a preowned wedding gown and shoes, renting tea light holders, placing the bridal and bridesmaids bouquets in vases at the wedding reception as décor and holding the ceremony and reception at the same venue. Companies now offer biodegradable confetti. There’s even a nonprofit organization, Greener Photography, whose members try to mitigate the impact of the photography industry on the environment. “I always mention gifts, too, because it’s something that most couples don’t think about,” Harrison said. “We spend $20 billion a year on wedding gifts.” By adding eco-friendly items to a gift registry, such as organic towels, couples help support green companies. It’s a nice way to give back to the green community, Harrison said. One environmentally friendly trend that has caught on quickly is wedding websites where couples can update their intended guests on everything from directions to the venue to a gift registry list. These web sites save paper and postage. Another trend wedding planners say they’re seeing more of is couples choosing eco-friendly wedding favors. “I feel like at so many weddings I see the favors get left

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Mayor Trace Cooper THIS WINTER HAS been chilly at times on the beach, especially compared to last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mild weather. With the cold weather, comes a strong case of Spring Fever. Thankfully, spring has officially arrived and summer is just around the corner. During the past few years, I have used this space to announce new town generated projects for the summer season. These included things like our outdoor movie nights, rides at the Circle, concerts and camps. This year, Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m happy to be able to use this space to focus on some new, private industry happenings that I think will make long-lasting positive impacts in Atlantic Beach. The fact that businesses are investing in town again is a good sign that our economy is finally turning the corner after several very difficult years. Perhaps the biggest news is that a new group has taken ownership of the former Atlantic Beach Sheraton and is currently performing major renovations on the property. The property will reopen this summer as the DoubleTree by Hilton Atlantic Beach Oceanfront. We have worked closely with the new owners and are excited to have them as partners in Atlantic Beach. In addition to reopening the hotel and its important meeting space, they will rebrand and reopen the onsite restaurant as well as the pier bar and grill. At this time, they are not extending the fishing pier, but the existing pier should be open as a boardwalk for viewing the ocean and the beach. Hilton has made major investments in its DoubleTree brand during the past year or two and we think it will be a great fit for Atlantic Beach. Needless to say, having the areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest hotel and conference center up and running again will be a big boost to other businesses in Atlantic Beach and beyond. Another big change occurred this winter that I think will have a positive impact on two Atlantic Beach institutions. Memories Beach Club, the home of the Atlantic Beach Shaggers Hall of Fame, has relocated to the Atlantic Beach Shopping Center. Memories has partnered with The Watermark Restaurant to move into the Watermarkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event space next to the restaurant. The new Memories looks great and has a lot more room that its former location. Plus, in pairing with the Watermark, they are now able to host some of the big name beach music bands that have been playing at the Watermark for years. This is a partnership that I think will benefit both parties as well as the Town of Atlantic Beach. Memoriesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; move to Atlantic Station opened up its former location next to SubTropics for a new tenant. Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve been informed that Raleighbased, Goodnightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Comedy Club has leased the space and plans to open a beach outpost of their comedy club this spring. The tentative opening date is April 14 and will feature Jimmy Walker, a comedian best-known for his role as JJ on the TV show â&#x20AC;&#x153;Good Times.â&#x20AC;? Goodnightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s in Raleigh consistently books some of the best touring comedians and it looks like they are going to add Atlantic Beach as a stop for many of these great comics. The town has been working hard to provide more family-oriented entertainment in town and we will continue to do so. But, it is good to see that the private sector is stepping up to provide some entertainment options of its own. Obviously, the dance and comedy clubs are geared toward adults, but Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m pretty sure there are some good babysitting services in town. Grown-ups get to have fun on vacation too.


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club news PKS Women’s Club SUNSHINE, SEA BREEZES and sand between our toes, are things often taken for granted by those of us fortunate enough to live on our beautiful barrier island of Bogue Banks. But, for ill children and their families facing repeated doctor’s visits, hospital stays and cancer treatment, a weekend of sun, sea and sand is a special treat. Ed and Sally Moore of Sandy Feat and the Mile of Hope Program were the guest speakers at the February meeting of the Pine Knoll Shores Women’s Club and shared the exciting activities planned for this year’s event to be held May 10-12. Last year over 125 children and their parents participated. The Moore’s help make this event happen for children undergoing treatment at three Eastern North Carolina pediatric centers – Duke Children’s Hospital, ECU Brady School of Medicine and UNC-Children’s Hospital in Chapel Hill. The entire community supports the weekend with the Atlantis Lodge and Hampton Inn housing the families, the NC Aquarium providing varied programs, the Channel Marker Restaurant, White Swan and Pam’s Catering providing food and Summerwinds hosting the families at dinnertime. Activities include a visit to Lost Treasure Golf and the PKS Aquarium. Kites are flown on the beach, sandcastles constructed and the pirates from Shadow Players delight the children throughout the weekend. The Moore’s encouraged the Women’s Club to take part in this year’s activities and club President Bonnie Ferneau will discuss opportunities for the club’s involvement. During the business meeting the club warmly welcomed two longtime residents, Diane Mauldin and Kitty Krzysewski, as new members. Committee reports were presented. The three club-sponsored book clubs are reading “Hannah’s Daughter,” “Caleb’s Crossing” and “Snow in August.” The labels and Boxtops for Education project continues to provide funds to our schools. Outstanding club member Pat Ruggiero was nominated to be an Honorary Life Member in recognition of her stalwart contributions, especially her dedication as cochair of the Supper Club. Her nomination was unanimously approved. This month’s report of Famous Women, provided each month by Pauly Brown, highlighted the accomplishments of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Raised by a single mother of modest means who valued education, Justice Sotomayor attended local schools in New York City and went on to study at Princeton University and Yale Law School as a scholarship student. Upon graduation she began work as an assistant district attorney in New York City and later entered private practice. She distinguished herself for her pro bono work throughout her career and was appointed to the Supreme Court in May 2009 – a compelling success story. Please join us at the next meeting of the PKS Women’s Club, April 26, for a presentation by Mike Wagoner, president of the Carteret County Chamber of Commerce. Mike will tell us about plans for Small Business Week, scheduled for May 19-24. This year’s event highlights the 50th anniversary of Carteret Community College and the 50th year that the chamber has observed Small Business Week. Ninety-eight percent of businesses in the county are small businesses and the chamber’s focus is on offering them opportunities for networking, increased visibility and increased profitability. Join the club at the Pine Knoll Shores Town Hall for this program. All residents and guests are welcome at all Women’s Club monthly meetings.

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AIRPORTS Coastal Carolina Regional Airport: 200 Terminal Drive, New Bern. Close, convenient and connected. Now offering more airlines for more convenience: US Airways Express and Delta Connection Service provided by Atlantic Southeast Airlines. Visit for more info. FINANCIAL & INSURANCE Bluewater Insurance: 201 Mangrove Drive, Emerald Isle, your premier source for personal and commercial insurance for boat, automobile, builders risk, coastal homeowner, general liability, commercial property and workers compensation. Call 252-354-1414 for a free quote. Emerald Isle Insurance: 8754 Reed Drive, Unit 9, Emerald Isle, 252-354-5086. Protect your beach property & save on flood insurance by working with Rhonda & Sherry for coverage on your primary residence, second home or rental unit. FOOD & WINE Flipperz Family Bar & Grill: K & V Plaza, Emerald Isle, 252-354-7775. Casual island lunch & dinner daily with full ABC, ice cream bar, daily specials, salads, burgers, sandwiches, steak & seafood, kids’ plates, across from CVS. Check out the addition of Flipperz Etc. located next door, providing beach gear, souvenirs & wine. Kathryn’s Bistro & Martini Bar: 8002 Emerald Drive, 252-354-6200, open Tuesday-Saturday with exceptional American cuisine. More than a dozen wines available by the glass and more than 24 martini choices. Come taste the difference. Portofino Ristorante & Wine Bar: Bell Cove Village, Coast Guard Road. Open for lunch with a new lower priced dinner menu. Dinner begins at 4:30pm. Closed Sunday and Monday, 252-354-8111. HEALTH & BODY Med First Immediate Care & Family Practice: 7901 Emerald Isle Drive, Ste 7, Emerald Isle, 910-238-4228, for all your urgent and immediate medical needs, including adult and pediatric care, occupational medicine, lacerations, sprains and fractures, drug screenings, sports, school and DOT physicals. On-site lab, x-ray and bracing. HOME SERVICES AA Express Plumbing Service, Inc: 211-6 Atlantic Beach Causeway, Atlantic Beach, 252-247-1155, Professional, licensed plumbing service 50

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– winterizing, water heaters, softeners and full plumbing needs. Emergency 24/7 service. Fully insured. Aaron Sutton Construction: 4104 Arendell St., Morehead City, new construction, repairs and renovations. Serving all of Carteret County, 252-560-9593. Atlantic Breeze Storm Shutters: 4101 Arendell St., Morehead City, 252-7279040. Free estimates! The Carolinas’ only custom Bahama & Colonial manufacturer. Visit our showroom to see our complete line of storm shutters & awnings, in fiberglass & aluminum, folding accordion, rolldowns- no storm bars, canvas & retractable awnings. Aqua One Pool and Spa: 1058 Cedar Point Blvd., Cedar Point, 252-393-9928, offering installation, service, renovations, maintenance and supplies to swimming pool and hot tub owners in Eastern North Carolina. Specializing in residential, vacation rentals, homeowners associations and commercial properties, including resorts and hotels. Brown & Curtis Home Services: 103 Pinewood Place, Emerald Isle, 252-5031573, providing year-round property management and maintenance for absentee homeowners along the Crystal Coast. Clegg’s Termite & Pest Control: Morehead City, 252-726-1781, New Bern, 252-6362345, 800-763-0378 or 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 Craftsmen: 306 Daisy Court, Emerald Isle, 252-354-9396, cell 5030466. For quality remodeling, additions & docks, call licensed and insured Chris Ferri for estimates on windows, doors, roofing, painting, siding, decks, bulkheads, steps, walls & fences. Great Windows: 252-728-3373, Quality custom made window treatments including blinds, shades & shutters. For a perfect match, professional decorators come to your home or business. Products include: Great Windows, Hunter Douglas, Timber and Somfy motorized remote control. Fast one-week service (shutters 15 days). Call today for a handcrafted, flawless fit, precise installation and 100-year warranty. H&H Landscaping, Inc.: 104 Seth Thomas Lane, Swansboro, 910-326-3977, Setting the standard of excellence in landscape maintenance, installation, irrigation & lawn care in coastal North Carolina. Featuring custom outdoor kitchens. Competitive rates, superior customer service. Home Repairs by Darryl Marshall: 230 West Shorewood Drive, Emerald Isle, 252-354-2883, Serving Emerald Isle property owners for 25 years. Specializing in remodeling

and home repairs, services include carpentry, painting, roofs, decks, replacement windows and doors and yard maintenance. Call with all your home improvement needs. Island Creek Designs: 252-728-7884, www. Add distinction and flair to your home with our custom designed PVC architectural trim and décor. Exterior grade PVC offers low maintenance yet is durable with a fine finish. Our corner brackets can be used for porches, entryways, mailboxes and more. Toe brackets also make great interior window shutters, privacy screens and can be used as shelving brackets. Also make custom porch railing panels, stair risers and house trim. Island Home Maintenance: Emerald Isle, 252-646-2487. Call me for all your maintenance needs. Minor electrical and plumbing repairs, tiling, painting and carpentry. Located on the island. Liftavator: 3302 Hwy 70 East, New Bern, 888-634-1717, 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. McCausley Carpet Care: 530 Pearson Circle, Newport, 252-764-2342, serving all of the Crystal Coast. Licensed and insured with more than 12 years experience. Rejuvenate your carpets today! Outer Island Accents: 252-504-1001, 877-788-1051. Custom residential & commercial, interior & exterior painting in Atlantic Beach, Emerald Isle, Morehead City & Beaufort. References available, fully insured. Pipeline Plumbing, Inc.: 910-381-4101. A local family-owned business taking care of all your plumbing needs. Licensed and fully insured with guaranteed, quality work. Services include new construction, remodeling, repairs, re-piping, water heaters (tanks and tankless), fixture replacement, additions, winterizations and more. RP2 certified with 24-hour emergency service available. Rhinoshield: 2940 Trawick Road #7, Raleigh, is bringing its specialized elastomeric ceramic exterior wall coating to the beach. It is designed to be waterproof and insulate for long lasting beauty. The formula contains ceramic spheres to perform under harsh conditions to prevent cracking, chipping or peeling for 25 years. See for yourself at or call 919239-4009. Southern Glass & Mirror: 1047 W. Corbett Ave. (Hwy 24), Swansboro, 252-3541223, 910-325-1050, 24-hr. emergency service 910-326-5283. Prompt, professional sales, service & installation of residential & commercial windows & glass doors, screens, mirrors, custom shower doors & enclosures, insulated glass, plexiglass & lexan, in Carteret, Craven & Onslow counties.

Tideline Lawn Care: Taylor Marshall, 230 W. Shorewood Drive, Emerald Isle, 252-3542883, 252-725-0755. Company provides seasonal lawn care services, from grass mowing and weed eating to concrete edging and blowing off paved areas on a two-week schedule. Window Wizard: Emerald Isle, 252-5150261. Window cleaning and power washing that will leave your “windows so clean that you’ll think they’re open.” Quality work at an affordable price on both residential and commercial properties. Call Virgil for a free estimate. INTERIOR/EXTERIOR DECOR ALB Decorator Fabrics: 110 Little Nine Road, Morehead City, 252-222-0787. The finest in first-quality fabrics for decorating & quilting. Open Tues.-Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-4. Come see our selection. Artistic Tile & Stone: 252-241-7579. Free design consultation and estimates! The area’s most unique and extensive selection of interior and exterior tile, mosaics, glass, stone and hardwood. Professional installation. Drop by M-F, 10-5, Saturday by appointment, 607 Atlantic Beach Causeway, Atlantic Beach, or visit Budget Blinds: 252-247-3355, cell: 252229-6431, Charlie Utz gives free in-home consultations in Carteret & Craven Counties on cellular shades, plantation shutters, blinds, woven woods, draperies & more. Coastal Awnings & Hurricane Shutters: 5300 High St., Morehead City, 252-2220707, See all your options for hurricane protection, stationary & retractable awnings. 95, M-F, weekends by appt. Custom awnings, Bahamas, Colonials, etc. Sales and service – our employees have a combined 40 years of experience. Guthrie Interiors: 4050 Arendell St., Morehead City, 10am-5pm, TuesdayFriday; 10am-3pm, Saturday, carrying furniture, unique art and accessories for all your decorating needs. Monday and after-hours appointments available. McQueen’s Interiors: Pelletier Harbor Shops, Hwy 70/Arendell St., Morehead City, 252-247-3175, mcqueensinteriors. com. 10,000 sq. ft. showroom of unique contemporary, traditional & coastal furnishings. Complete professional design services to make your home truly one-of-a-kind. Sound Furniture & Appliances: 600 Cedar Point Blvd, Hwy 24 East, Cedar Point, 252-393-8130, Quality at exceptional prices. Window, Wall & Interior Décor: 1507 Live Oak St., Beaufort, windowandwalldecor. com, 252-838-0201 or 800-601-8036. Custom made draperies and valances. Beautiful and as affordable as you need them to be. GEAR & EVENT RENTALS Island Essentials: Linen & Leisure Supply

Company, Emerald Isle, 888-398-8887, 252-354-8887, info@island-essentials. com. High quality baby & beach gear rental equipment with free delivery & pick-up to your vacation home. Also bed & bath linen service. Year-round, reserve ahead to ensure availability. Visit our new showroom at 8002 Emerald Drive by appointment only. OUTDOORS & MARINE Carolina Home & Garden: 4778 Hwy 24, Bogue, 252-393-9004, a full service nursery offiring the area’s largest selection of coastal trees, shrubs and plants. An expert staff is available for landscape design and installation of ponds, water gardens and bird gardens. Check out the great home and garden gifts and year-round Christmas Shoppe. Country Club of the Crystal Coast: 152 Oakleaf Drive, Pine Knoll Shores, 252726-1034. Bogue Banks’ only golf course, overlooking Bogue Sound, offering 18 championship holes of golf with pool, clay tennis courts, restaurant, banquet facilities and much more. Golf and tennis open to the public and when you play, you can dine with us too. Memberships available for residents, nonresidents and juniors. Now offering a new dining membership with dues as low as $10 per month. Call for details. NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores: 252247-4003, 866-294-3477, ncaquariums. com. Facility includes 32-ft. waterfall, 50,000 gallon Queen Anne’s Revenge display, mountain trout pool, jellyfish gallery, river otter exhibit, 306,000gallon Living Shipwreck exhibit with 3 observation windows. Open daily. Ole Porte Racquet Club: 535 White Oak Crossing, Swansboro, a premier, 5star tennis club with six har-tru soft courts, four lighted courts, men’s and women’s locker rooms and state-ofthe-art pro shop. Club offers racquet stringing and accessories and features two pros on staff with private lessons available. Outdoor pavilion is equipped with a barbecue pit and gas grill. Call for info on clinics, junior clinics, programs and rates, 910-326-1655 or Outdoor Solutions: 252-342-1505. Frustrated with year-round lawn care? Call today for professional help with no hassle, money-saving, contract-free lawn care and landscape services. Quality service that is guaranteed. Outer Banks Marine Construction: 1501 First Ave., Morehead City, 252-2402525, Specializing in residential docks, seawalls, boatlifts, floating docks, boat ramps, boatlift service & dock repair, plus some commercial docks & seawalls. Waters Landscaping & Vinyl Manufacturing: 252-354-9162, waterslandscaping.

com. Residential & commercial decks, custom vinyl porch railing & fencing, arbors, pergolas, enclosures, with lifetime warranty on materials. Custom artwork by licensed vinyl fabricators. Yardworks, Inc. Landscaping & Lawn Care: 902 WB McLean Blvd., Cape Carteret, 252-393-9005, yardworkslandscapes. com. Over 20 years of experience working on the Crystal Coast. Quality service in landscaping, irrigation, lawn care, outdoor lighting, hardscapes and design. REAL ESTATE & CONSTRUCTION Ace Builders: Emerald Isle, 252-4222596., Licensed NC General Contractor, storm damage repair, decks, porches, remodels, new construction, fully insured. Visit Advantage Coastal Properties, Ed & Mac Nelson:, office: 252-354-9000, cell: 252-6465551. 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, 800-8491888, From sound to sea & beyond. We can serve your coastal real estate needs. Open 6 days/week, by appointment on Sunday. Andrew Roby, Inc.: 607 Atlantic Beach Causeway, Suite 201, 252-648-8007. Call for all your construction needs. We pride ourselves on timeliness and superior quality. No job too big or small. Andrew Roby is at the beach – but we’re not on vacation. Bluewater Builders: 201 Mangrove Drive, Emerald Isle, 888-354-2128, 252-3547610, From vacation homes to primary residences, Bluewater’s expertise can make your dream of living on the Crystal Coast a customized reality. Bluewater Real Estate: 200 Mangrove Drive, Emerald Isle, 252-354-2128, 888-258-2128; Cape Carteret 252-3932111; Atlantic Beach 252-726-3105, 866-467-3105; Beaufort 866-803-0073; Vacation, monthly & annual rentals. Real estate sales of island & mainland properties for all of Carteret County. Bluewater Vacation Rentals: 200 Mangrove Drive, Emerald Isle, www. Call the owner hotline at 866-848-8080 and let them assist you in achieving your goals of maximizing rental income while protecting your investment with the Bluewater Property Management Plan. Brimco Builders: 224 Pintail Lane, Harkers Island, 252-3999093,, (cont. on pg. 52) ISLAND REVIEW • April 2013 51

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(cont. from pg. 51) General contractors offering free CAD design with any home or remodel, additions and remodels, year round property maintenance, handyman service and more than 25 years experience serving Eastern North Carolina. Cannon & Gruber, REALTORS: 509 Atlantic Beach Causeway, 800317-2866, 252-726-6600, Specializing in exceptional properties on our beautiful coast for sale or rent. Let our experience work for you! CENTURY 21 Coastland Realty, Inc.: 7603 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, 800-822-2121, 252-354-2131, We manage 225+ homes & condos for short or long term rental. With 24 years of experience, our courteous staff looks forward to helping with your vacation or sales needs. 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, 800849-3315, 252-354-3315, 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), 910-577-6400. Licensed general contractor with master craftsmen, modular technology, fast construction, display models. Guthrie Construction & Interiors, Inc.: 877-778-3585, 252-354-3585, cell 252-670-4490, George & Emily Guthrie specialize in building and appointing fine, oceanfront homes for discerning owners. Call today to make your dreams come true. HandCrafted Homes: 3900 Hwy 70 East, New Bern, 252-514-4516, We can build your new stick-built home off-site, faster, with better workmanship & strength, from a wide selection of designs. Hours: Mon, 9am-4pm; Tue-Fri, 9am5pm; Sat. 10am-4pm; closed Sunday; open by appointment anytime. Katrina Marshall, Real Estate Broker: Realty World First Coast Realty, 1440-B Salter Path Road, PO Box 620, Salter Path, NC 28575, serving Emerald Isle, Salter Path and the surrounding areas.

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Over 22 years experience working with property owners in Carteret County and the Emerald Isle area. Please call me to work for you, 252-247-1000 (office), 252-241-1081 (mobile) or Kitch Ayre: Real Estate Broker with Bluewater, Emerald Isle & Cape Carteret, 888-354-2128, 252-241-1382 cell, kitchayre@ 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, 800-611-7705, Diane & John Ritchie offer fully licensed & insured, commercial & quality home building services as well as renovations to make your wishes come true. Pat Patteson, General Contractor: 8926 Crew Drive, Emerald Isle, 252-723-8800, 252-354-7248, pat@islandhomesbypatpatteson. com. Stop by to see us at our location behind Bert’s Surf Shop. Custom homes, design service & renovations; call Pat, a Master Certified Green Professional, to build your dreams from design to completion; member of NCHBA and NAHB. The Star Team: 201 W. Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Beach, 252727-5656,, your expert on the Crystal Coast and its beautiful, diverse communities. From excellent schools to retirement opportunities, let Louis Weil and his team help you find your perfect home at the beach. Sun-Surf Realty (Sales & Rentals): 7701 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, Sales 252-354-2958, 800-849-2958, Rentals 252-354-2658, 800-553-7873, Come for a week, stay for a lifetime. Call for our rental brochure or email rentals@sun-surf. com for great rentals & fine home sales. Syndie Byrd, CRS: 252-354-6111, 888-354-2128 x219, cell 252646-3244, Real estate broker with 16+ years sales experience in vacation homes, investment properties, year-round/permanent homes & vacant land. Specializing in Crystal Coast, Cape Carteret & Swansboro. Buyer representation available. SHOPS & SERVICES Emerald Isle Books: Emerald Plantation, Emerald Isle, 252-3545325, Great selection of books, greeting cards, rubber stamps, kites, bath items, stationery, games, toys & puzzles for the entire family. Hardback books discounted 10%. Emerald Isle Self Storage: 8926 Crew Drive, Emerald Isle (access road to Food Lion), 252-354-6966. Open Mon.-Fri. 9am-4pm, Sat. and Sun. by appt. Now you can keep it all on the island without keeping it in your garage. Just Hair: Emerald Plantation Shopping Center, Emerald Isle, 252-354-3302, 16 years of experience in a full service salon for men & women offering the latest haircuts, foil highlighting, perms, color, facial waxing, braiding, ear piercing. Walk-ins welcome. Lighthouse Boutique: 105 Front St., Swansboro, 910-326-6482. One-stop store for that special occasion. Specializing in top designers like City Girl, Not Your Daughters’ Jeans, Ann Trinity, Picadilly and much more. Sizes small to 3x. Unique selection of shoes, handbags, handmade jewelry and sterling jewelry accessories. Petal Pushers, Etc.: 7803 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, 252354-8787, 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, plants, gifts, handcrafted jewelry and local art. Swan Feathers: 504-B Cedar Point Blvd., Cedar Point, 252393-2142. Features casual ladies’ sportswear, career wear & elegant evening wear by top designers. Accessories include a wide variety of jewelry, hats, shoes, purses & much more! Open Mon.-Sat. 10am-6pm. Top it Off: 8700 Emerald Plantation, Suite 7, Emerald Isle, 252-354-7111. Experience the difference – offering unique gifts, jewelry, clothing, accessories, shoes and much more. Whimsical and fun gifts for all occasions.

advertiser INDEX AA Express Plumbing..................................... 45 Aaron Sutton Construction............................... 4 Ace Builders .................................................. 54 Advantage Coastal Properties........................ 27 ALB Decorator Fabrics................................... 34 Al Williams Properties ....................................11 Andrew Roby, Inc........................................... 47 Artistic Tile & Stone........................................ 35 Aqua One Pool & Spa.................................... 29 Atlantic Breeze Storm Shutters...................... 39 Bluewater Builders.......................................... 22 Bluewater Insurance....................................... 22 Bluewater Real Estate, Kitch Ayre.................... 3 Bluewater Real Estate, Syndie Byrd, CRS....... 3 Bluewater Sales................................Back Cover Bluewater Vacation Rentals.............................. 3 Brimco Builders.............................................. 48 Bogue Lawn Care........................................... 43 Brown & Curtis Home Services...................... 13 Budget Blinds................................................. 13 Cannon & Gruber, REALTORS...................... 14 Carolina Home & Garden............................... 15 Carteret Craven Electric Cooperative............. 49 Carteret OBGYN............................................. 41 CENTURY 21 Coastland Realty, Inc................ 2 Clegg’s Termite & Pest Control, Inc................ 34 Coastal Awnings............................................. 25 Coastal Carolina Regional Airport.................. 42 Coastal Craftsmen.......................................... 34

Country Club of the Crystal Coast.................. 27 Emerald Isle Books......................................... 12 Emerald Isle Insurance................................... 31 Emerald Isle Realty Sales........................ 26, 55 Emerald Isle Realty Vacation Rentals............ 28 Emerald Isle Self Storage............................... 17 Flipperz Family Bar & Grill.............................. 20 Flipperz, Etc.................................................... 20 Future Homes................................................... 4 Great Windows............................................... 40 Guthrie Construction....................................... 46 Guthrie Interiors.............................................. 10 Handcrafted Homes........................................ 12 H & H Landscaping........................................... 7 Home Repairs by Darryl Marshall................... 35 Island Creek Designs....................................... 7 Island Essentials............................................. 14 Island Home Maintenance.............................. 15 Just Hair........................................................... 4 Kathryn’s......................................................... 37 Ladies Touch Upholstery.................................. 4 Landmark Homes........................................... 45 LIFTAVATOR Residential Elevators & Lifts....... 8 Lighthouse Boutique....................................... 44 McCausley Carpet Care................................. 52 McQueen’s Interiors......................................... 5 Med First Immediate Care & Family Practice 15 NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores ............... 36 Ole Porte Racquet Club.................................. 27

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Outdoor Solutions........................................... 44 Outer Banks Marine Construction.................. 15 Outer Island Accents.......................................11 Owen’s Construction...................................... 17 Pacific Beachwear.......................................... 23 Pat Patteson, General Contractor.................. 19 Petal Pushers..................................................11 Pipeline Plumbing........................................... 35 Portofino......................................................... 37 Realty World, Katrina Marshall....................... 17 Rhino Shield................................................... 32 Soleic Outdoor Kitchens by Landmark Homes 8 Sound Furniture.............................................. 16 Southern Glass & Mirror................................. 31 Sun-Surf, Brenda Benson............................... 53 Sun-Surf Realty Property Mgmt...................... 21 Sun-Surf Realty Sales...................................... 9 Star Team....................................................... 33 Swan Feathers............................................... 32 Tideline Lawn Care......................................... 53 Top it Off......................................................... 13 Town of Emerald Isle...................................... 24 Waters Landscaping & Vinyl Manufacturing... 35 William’s Hardware......................................... 46 Window, Wall & Interior Décor........................ 42 Window Wizard............................................... 13 Yardworks, Inc. Landscaping & Lawn Care.... 25 York Properties............................................... 12

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Greg Hall, owner of Ace Builders, built our fourth home. My wife and I live in Pennsylvania, for now, and we built our first home in 1982. We have since remodeled an old farm house, a total disaster thanks to that contractor, but we built two more homes in Pennsylvania since then with the last one being built in 2005. We have also renovated two smaller office buildings, each with 20 to 30 occupants and each being a combination of commercial and residential rental spaces. We have had several good experiences with contractors. Greg Hall is definitely the best general contractor we have ever worked with. For this latest home on Emerald Isle, we requested proposals from 3 different contractors. All 3 prices seemed to be competitive but the first obvious difference was the quality of materials Greg had in his proposal. The most significant of these was that Greg had included impact rated windows. The other two had suggested cutting and drilling for plywood installation in the event of a hurricane. For people living 10 hours away building a second home this way was not an acceptable option. The cost difference for this one item alone was several thousand dollars, therefore the prices were not as competitive as they first appeared. We had told Greg that we were not wealthy people but were willing to spend a little more on things that mattered. A vague instruction at best but Greg really grasped what we were trying to accomplish and his choice of materials and suggestions on construction were extremely helpful. What we discovered a month ago when we were finally able to see the finished product is that his craftsmanship is exceptional. The house has a quality look and feel about it that we were not expecting, and we had learned working with Greg to expect a lot. In addition to the quality of his work, what made this a thoroughly enjoyable experience is that Greg is extremely well organized and maintains great communication with the client. His subs were excellent. His professional advice was often needed and always very helpful. If I had to come up with one complaint, I would definitely need more time to think. It was just an unusually good experience, particularly given the normal stresses that are always part of building any home. Finally, Greg and his wife Aimee are extremely nice people. This is not the first reason to hire a contractor but if you are spending 8 months working long distance on a project this important it is no minor consideration either. If I ever build another home, I know who I will hire. It was honestly that good. My wife agrees completely. We could not thank Greg enough.



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9931 louise howard court, emerald isle $1,499,000. mls 13-711 call Kitch 252-241-1382

109 ocean shore lane, Pine Knoll shores $899,000. mls 09-882 call eleanor 252-342-3660

213 Bogue sound drive, cape carteret $159,900. mls 12-4100 call Judi 252-240-9512

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summerwinds 228, emerald isle $255,000. mls 12-1336 call linda 252-725-2621

212 club Point drive, cape carteret $412,000. mls 12-5514 call marcia 252-723-8000

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9923 louise howard court, emerald isle $549,000. mls 13-684 call syndie 252-646-3244

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228 Royal oaks court, cedar Point $975,000. mls 12-5053 call cathy 252-622-7500

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