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coasting Sandcastle building isn’t just for children with plastic pails and shovels anymore. This activity is taken seriously by many in Carteret County and one of the largest supporters is the Outer Banks Wildlife Shelter in Newport. Planned for Saturday, Aug. 4, the site’s sandcastle building contest is one of the shelter’s largest annual fundraising events. The contest challenges people to show what they’re made of when it comes to this timeless art and will help raise necessary funds for the shelter. Running from 9am-2pm at The Atlantis Lodge in Pine Knoll Shores, contestants and bystanders will spend the day on the beach playing in the sand and contestants will win prizes for this admirable cause and artistic ability. Judging will be held at 3pm and will be based on originality, craftsmanship and best wildlife theme. Spectators are invited to vote on the People’s Choice Award by making a small donation, which makes it easy to keep your favorites in the running. Categories include adult, children and family teams. All funds raised from this event go to OWLS and its efforts to help transport, house, feed and accommodate wildlife patients’ medical needs. Participants can register on the day of the event for $25, or $20 in advance by calling 252-240-1200.
homes and put the pirates on trial to face justice for their actions. Each year, that historical event is symbolically remembered in a setting that brings fun for the whole family. Pirates come by land and sea to join forces at the Beaufort Historic Site on Turner Street to recreate the invasion and subsequent trials that took place hundreds of years ago. Participants can expect two days of entertainment, parades, dancing, grub and grog as the town relives its former pirate invasion and the uprising of the townsfolk, which brought the pirates to trial. The historical event in its entirety, from the invasion to the trial, will be graphically illustrated through encampments, cookouts, live music and a loud battle at the mouth of Taylors Creek. Pirate groups, including the Shadow Players Stage Combat Group and Blackbeard’s Crew will be on hand, as well as Beaufort’s own privateer, Sinbad and his vessel the Meka II, which will bring more authenticity to the events. Weekend events include live entertainment throughout both afternoons by The Motley Tones and The Rusty Cutlass, Capt. Jim’s Pirate Magic Show, face painting, a town-wide treasure hunt and plenty of other merriment. Pirates set up camp at the Beaufort Historic Site on Turner Street around noon on Friday, Aug. 10. Simultaneous events, including live music, occur at John Newton and Grayden Paul Waterfront Parks, making the festival a true town-wide event. A land attack is scheduled for noon on Friday and the popular Taylors Creek attack will begin around noon on Saturday. Costumes are optional as the entire town pays homage to the pirate spirit. Children 12 and under can participate in a costume contest at 1pm on Friday or 11am on Saturday at the Beaufort Historic Site and help chase the pirates to their trial following Saturday’s staged invasion. For a full schedule or additional information, visit beaufortpirateinvasion.com or call 252-728-5225.
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The quiet town of Beaufort will once again host the Beaufort Pirate Invasion with the scourge of the sea making its historic return to this quaint village on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 10-11. Volunteers in Beaufort are busy preparing for the event that has become a historical representation of a time more than 250 years ago when pirates first invaded the small seaport town. During the summer of 1747, the folks of small-town Beaufort were run out as pirates overtook the town, pillaging and plundering as they went. However, Maj. Enoch Ward, Col. Thomas Lovick, a limited number of troops and a group of area residents fought back just three days later. They reclaimed their land and
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The Friends of the Bogue Banks Public Library will hold its summer Used Book Sale fundraiser at Shepherd of the Sea Lutheran Church in Atlantic Beach on Saturday, Aug. 11. Hours are 10am-2pm.
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THOSE WERE THE “good old days” back in 1953 when the romantic song “Ebb Tide” was written by Robert Maxwell and Carl Sigman … a simpler time when the western part of Bogue Banks was still wilderness and most folks were oblivious to the science of sea level rise. “Ebb Tide” was a standard for generations, recorded by Vic Damone, Frank Sinatra, The Platters, Righteous Brothers and others. (The Righteous Brothers version in 1965 was the most successful, peaking at Number 5 on the charts.) This summer, the General Assembly dealt with the sea level rise issue, which set the tone affecting generations to come. Some scientists are predicting that sea level is going to rise 39 inches along the North Carolina coast by 2100 … and is expected to accelerate in the latter half of the 21st century. This was the conclusion of the Science Panel that advises the NC Coastal Resources Commission. Other scientists dispute that forecast. They say sea level rise is actually decelerating, and we can expect a more moderate rise in sea level of 8 inches by 2100. This was the suggestion of NC 20, a publicprivate partnership that represents the 20 coastal counties on public policy issues that affect economic development. This variance of 31 inches is a big deal, NC 20 contended: 39 inches of sea level rise would add nearly 2,028 square miles of land to the
flood zone in the 20 coastal counties. Using 8 inches as the standard, the impact is reduced to about 513 square miles. In Carteret County, a 39-inch standard affects more than 155 square miles, compared to the 8-inch standard, which would impact about 26 square miles. “If they get it wrong, the outcome could be devastating in terms of land use restrictions, insurance rates and infrastructure development,” said NC 20 officials. Among North Carolina’s municipalities, the Carteret County Board of Commissioners was a pacesetter in demanding the state not jump to any hasty conclusions and decisions. The board passed a resolution on March 19 requesting the state to develop protocols articulating the precise methodology to how sea level is to be measured, recorded, interpreted and reported, with full participation in this process by local coastal governments. The board of directors of the Carteret County Chamber of Commerce said “bravo” and commended the commissioners for their stand. The chamber’s 2012 Legislative Agenda calls for “sea level rise guidelines that are based on true scientific measurements, not sciencerelated assumptions.” Essentially, this was the message championed by Rep. Pat McElraft, R-Emerald Isle, in the House of Representatives. She was a central figure in the legislature as lawmakers wrestled with the science of sea level rise. Rep. McElraft told her colleagues that “we need to look at this (sea level rise) more scientifically and not with a political agenda.” When in the spotlight and on the hot seat, she delivered a sterling performance for the benefit of her constituents … and all coastal communities. If you have comments or suggestions about topics of interest for future articles, pass them along to Mike Wagoner by calling 252-7266350 or 1-800-622-6278, or emailing email@example.com. Mike Wagoner, President Carteret County Chamber of Commerce
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DST FOR MOREHEAD CITY, NC 34º 43’ Latitude 76º 42’ Longitude Tidal Time Difference Between Morehead City &: HIGH
Atlantic Beach -:41 -:39 Atlantic Beach Bridge +:22 +:34 Beaufort Inlet -:19 -:17 Bogue Inlet -:13 -:13 Cape Lookout -:43 -:49 Core Creek Bridge +1:00 +1:19 Drum Inlet -:29 -:31 Duke Marine Lab +:16 +:12 Ft. Macon USCG -:09 -:10 Harkers Island +1.26 +2:06 Harkers Island Bridge +1:42 + 2:04 Hatteras Inlet -:18 -:15 Newport River +:44 +1:02 New River Inlet -:10 -:11
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1, 8, 15, 22: Atlantic Beach Outdoor Movie. Bring blankets and lawn chairs to the boardwalk at the Atlantic Beach Circle to view outdoor movies each Wednesday night. Movies start at sunset. Listings include: “Wall-E” (1st), “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” (8th), “Journey 2: The Mystery Island” (15th), “Cars 2” (22). Rain dates are held on Thursday. Details: www. atlanticbeach-nc.com. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29: Aquarium ABC’s. 8:309:30am. Preschoolers will enjoy learning about aquatic species and wildlife, with live animal encounters, crafts, storytelling and outdoor explorations. Ages 2-5, $10. Details: 252-2474003. Wed. 1: NC Wildlife Artist Society Exhibition. 6pm. Attend the art exhibit opening at the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center, Harkers Island, featuring a group of artists with the goal of protecting and promoting wildlife. Details: 252-728-1500 ext. 26. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30: Breakfast with the Rays. 8-9am. Enjoy a continental breakfast and help feed these amazing animals before the aquarium opens. Age 5 and up, $15. Details: 252-247-4003. Picnic Paddle. 10am-1pm. Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy a leisurely canoe trek to explore the mysteries of the salt marsh with the NC Aquarium. Details: 252-247-4003. Thur. 2: EmeraldFest. 6:30-8pm. Enjoy live music and a peaceful ocean breeze at the Western Ocean Regional Beach Access, Emerald Isle. Free. Details: 252-354-6350. Kayak/Yoga Trip to Jones Island. 14:30pm. Details: 910-325-3600 or email info@ secondwindecotours.com. Marine Life Cruise. 9am-12:30pm. Trawl for fish and marine creatures aboard a Duke University research vessel. Reservations are required. Cost is $30, and museum members receive a discount. Details: 252-728-7317. Quilting Workshop. 9:30am-4pm. Join the Beaufort Historical Association to learn quilting basics and beyond. Material fee is $25. Details: 252-728-5225. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31: Onboard Collection Cruise. 9am-noon. All aboard for a trawl and dredge excursion in coastal waters to see what comes up in the nets. Age 6 and up. Cost is $35. Details: 252-247-4003, or www.ncaquariums. com. Marsh Madness. 10am-noon. Put on your water shoes for an exciting morning wading 18
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though the marsh and calm waters of Bogue Sound, searching for all kinds of marine creatures with the NC Aquarium. Age 8 and up, $10. Details: 252-247-4003. Aquarist Apprentice. 1-4pm. Join the NC Aquarium staff on a behind-the-scenes tour, help prepare for feedings and find out more about the animals as you assist aquarists with their caretaking responsibilities. Age 14 and up, $25. Details: 252-247-4003. 4, 11, 18, 25: Kayak the Roosevelt Natural Area. 9-11am. Explore tidal flats, quiet backwaters and the intricate web of life thriving in this pristine natural environment. Age 12 and up, $25. Details: 252-247-4003. Concert in the Park. 7-8:30pm. Join the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Dept. for a free summer concert at Jaycee Park on the Morehead City waterfront. Lawn chairs and blankets are suggested. This month’s schedule includes, Day-Lee Dose (4th), Big Drink (11th), Infectious Blues (18th), Lipbone Redding (25th). Details: 252-726-5083. Sat. 4:Sculpt for Wildlife. This annual Outer Banks Wildlife Shelter sand sculpting contest is held on the beach in front of the Atlantic Lodge in Pine Knoll Shores on the first Saturday in August. Details: 252-240-1200. Mike Cross in Concert. 8pm. Playing guitar and fiddle, the musicians entertains audiences with bottleneck blues, fiery Irish jigs and a wealth of his own music and stories, all told with a little backwoods humor. Details: www. themoreheadcenter.com. Indoor Craft Fair. 9am-4pm. Admission is free for this popular History Place event. Expect hand painted wood art, birdhouses, fused glass, fabric dolls, pottery, aprons, nature photography, Native American crafts, baskets, lighthouses and much more. Details: 252-247-7533. 5, 12, 19, 26: SwanFest. 6:30-8pm. Enjoy live music at Olde Town Square in downtown Swansboro. Bring chairs, blankets, even dinner if you’d like. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited. Free. This month’s performers include Dashboard Hula Boys (5th), Ruth Wyand (12th), Ginger Garner (19th) and Nortorious Clamslammers (26th). 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 6 and up, $15. Details: 252-247-4003 or www. ncaquariums.com. Sun. 5: Little Feat Performs. 8pm. It’s no tribute band here. The real deal hits the stage at The Morehead Center. Tickets are $35-$45. Details: www.themoreheadcenter.com. 6, 13, 20, 27: Behind the Scenes – Otter Antics. 1-2pm. Go behind the scenes with the otter keepers, help prepare enrichment items and see how fun it is to care for river otters. Age 12 and up, $25. Details: 252-247-4003 or www.ncaquariums.com. Sound Seafood: Catching Crabs and Clams. 2-4pm. Learn the art of harvesting
crabs and clams and the importance of conserving habitats with the NC Aquarium. Age 5 and up, $20. Details: 252-247-4003 or www.ncaquariums.com. 7, 14, 21, 28: Dinner with Critters. 6-7:30pm. Enjoy pizza, learn about animal care and see what it’s like to feed the animals in the invertebrate touch pool. Age 5 and up, $20. Details: 252-247-4003. Fishing Fanatics. 10am-1pm. Learn to catch the big ones from the surf with hands-on instruction. Equipment, bait and licensing requirements are covered by the NC Aquarium. Age 10 and up, $25. Details: 252247-4003 or www.ncaquariums.com. Kayak the Roosevelt Natural Area. 4-6pm. Explore tidal flats, quiet backwaters and the intricate web of life thriving in this pristine natural environment. Kayaks and equipment provided by the NC Aquarium. Age 12 and up, $25. Details: 252-247-4003. Tue. 7: Pine Needle Basket Workshop. 10am. Learn the art and history of pine needle basketry with Sandi Malone at the Beaufort Historic Site. Cost is $45 for materials. Details: 252-728-5225 or www.beauforthistoricsite. org. 10-11: Beaufort Pirate Invasion. With events at the Beaufort Historical Association and the Beaufort waterfront, this annual festival includes a reenactment of a pirate attack on Beaufort and the subsequent trials. Details: 252-728-3988. Fri. 10: 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. Call 252-3546350 one week prior for movie title. Concert at Fort Macon. 7-8pm. The Friends of Fort Macon annually bring visitors to the site with its popular concert program. The concerts are free and open to the public. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome. This final concert of the season features Conch Stew. Blackbeard and the Queen Anne’s Revenge. 3pm. Enjoy this free presentation at the NC Maritime Museum held in conjunction with the Beaufort Pirate Invasion. This event will include recent archeological work from nautical archeologist, David Moore. Details: 252-728-7317. Sat. 11: 2v2 Beach Volleyball Tournament. 9am. This open-gender series is offered by Emerald Isle Parks and Rec. at the Western Ocean Regional Access site and is for players age 16 and older. Details: 252-354-6350. Fri. 17: Red Cross Blood Drive. 2-7pm. Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation. Details: 252-354-6350. Sat. 18: Scrapbook Workshop. 10am-1pm. A Creative Memories Scrapbooking Workshop will be held at Emerald Isle Parks Recreation. For age 12 and up, pre-registration is required. Use of tools and snack provided with $5 fee. Details: 910-326-6164. Chamber Reverse Drawing. The Carteret County Chamber of Commerce presents its th 20 annual Reverse Drawing at the Crystal Coast Civic Center. Details: Tracey, 252-7266350 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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M AY O R ’ S Notes THE FOLLOWING IS A letter received by one of the local realty companies that was forwarded to the town. I am really proud Mayor Art Schools to be part of a “community” that made a vacation exceptionally meaningful for this family. Special thanks to everyone that had a hand in this. “My son is very ill and because of his declining health and the amount of time/effort it takes to get to the beach (It takes us 12 very long/hard hours) and because of that I knew this would be his last trip down. Most beaches are not accessible (Condos nor the beach) but, last year we found Emerald Isle and came down for a couple days to scope it out. This was our first trip anywhere in 12 years due to his health and lack of access. Fast forward to last week. He was able to make the trip one last time and because of the kindness/generosity/accessibility we were able to get him ALL THE WAY down to the ocean’s edge. He has very limited vision but loves to smell/feel/taste the ocean. I watched with tears streaming down as my son sat for 1 hour in no distress at all enjoying his favorite place to be. Thank you so much Emerald Isle Fire Department for loaning us the beach wheelchair and allowing him to use it after dark. Thank you Emerald Isle Police Department for keeping the public access open beyond normal closing time so he could enjoy the ocean and thank you Emerald Isle for making the island/condo (Queens Court)/beach so accessible for my son. Thank you medic home care for setting up
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THE TOWN IS pleased to partner with Bogue Inlet Pier again this year for July 4th fireworks! The show begins at 9pm on Wednesday, July 4, and will be visible all along the beach strand. Enjoy! Due to the expected adjournment of the NC General Assembly in early July, House Bill 1181, which would have authorized a referendum on the creation of a new 1percent beach preservation tax on all sales and use transactions in Emerald Isle, was converted into a “study bill” by Rep. Pat McElraft. The “study bill” (located at www.ncleg. net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2011&BillID=h1181) was ratified by the General Assembly on June 28, and directs the Revenue Laws Study Committee to review this issue and report back at the start of the 2013 “long session” that begins in January. The town looks forward to presenting this issue to the Revenue Laws Study Committee over the next six months, and will be seeking a favorable recommendation from the committee. The town’s goal is to have a new bill introduced, considered and approved by the General Assembly during the 2013 “long session.” Although the town would have preferred to have the new 1percent beach preservation tax authorized this year, the town is pleased to have initiated discussion with the General Assembly on this important town issue. Due to continuing state budget challenges, the issue is very timely and the town will continue to work hard on this issue. Complete background information can be found at www.emeraldisle-nc.org/ CommunityNotice/beachpreservationtax. If and when ultimately approved, the 1percent beach preservation tax would be levied on all sales and use transactions in the town, and would generate approximately $700,000-$800,000 annually for future beach nourishment costs in the town. These funds would replace previously anticipated state funding and represent 25 percent of the town’s future estimated costs. The remaining 75 percent would be funded by previously established room occupancy tax and special district property tax proceeds. These three funding sources are expected to enable the town to meet its future beach nourishment needs for the next 50 years or more.
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The town continues to work with the Carteret County Beach Commission/Shore Protection Office and other Bogue Banks municipalities on the development of an environmental impact statement and permitting authority for future beach nourishment projects expected to be necessary over the next 50 years. The county and the municipalities have made significant progress to date, and expect to complete this effort within the next two years. The end result is expected to be a blanket permit authorization that would enable the town to nourish the beach as needed in the future, provided that it adheres to specified parameters designed to minimize environmental impacts. This effort is being conducted by a team of engineers and environmental scientists with considerable beach nourishment experience. The results to date indicate that there is ample, high quality beach sand available offshore and in Bogue Inlet to meet the county’s and municipalities’ needs over the 50-year period. Environmental work continues, but the locations of the available sand can likely be utilized with minimal environmental impact. The EIS includes an analysis of Bogue Inlet, as the town is also seeking permitting authority to periodically realign the main ebb channel in Bogue Inlet as needed in the future (as was done in 2005). Sand dredged from Bogue Inlet would be placed on the ocean beach in western Emerald Isle, and is one of the key sand sources envisioned for future beach nourishment activities. 24
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The new soundside pier constructed by the NC Aquariums at the future site of the Aquarium (Ocean) Pier at Emerald Isle is now complete, and is a great addition to the town’s public access system. The new pier is located at the end of Park Drive across from the Eastern Ocean Regional Access, and extends 160 feet into Bogue Sound with a new floating dock that is especially convenient for kayak launching. Parking is available across Hwy 58 in the main parking area of the Eastern Ocean Regional Access. (cont. on page 46)
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T O W N Meeting Archers Creek Stormwater Plan Briefed JOHNNY MARTIN AND Ryan Smith with Moffatt & Nichol Engineers presented an extensive briefing to the board on their analysis of water quality issues within Archers Creek, an overview of existing storm water infrastructure that impacts Archers Creek and recommendations for improvements in storm water management that have the potential to bring better water quality to Archers Creek. The 3-mile creek supports a 500 acre watershed that discharges into Bogue Sound at two locations. The creek itself is divided at Old Ferry Road, with the east discharge being near Archers Point and the west discharge located at the Forrest Hills Mobile Home Park. The main containment within the creek is fecal coliforms, and the sources of containments being wildlife, the use of fertilizers, possible failing septic systems and the lack of tidal flushing within the creek itself. A wide range of best management practices to reduce the impact of storm water runoff into Archers Creek was presented to the board with projects costing anywhere from $4,000 upwards to $719,000. Martin identified several of the lower cost projects as steps that the town could take that would provide the most impact. He recommended steps like removing nonfunctioning drainage culverts that are present along the creek and using plantings to establish a better buffer along the entire creek. Based upon the briefing, Town Manager Frank Rush expressed his recommendation that his staff be directed “to work on the easier options as identified,” while pursuing grant opportunities for the more costly options that were outlined. The report presentation may be viewed in its entirety at www.emeraldisle-nc.org
Electronic Gaming Ordinance Adopted The board unanimously approved an ordinance that permits the use of electronic gaming operations and internet sweepstakes within the town’s business zoning district. A limit of four machines has been established for either standalone operations or for businesses that have brought in these machines as an accessory to their current use, along with a separation requirement of 1,250 ft. from churches, public parks, playgrounds and movie theaters. Currently, three businesses within the town have added these games: Paddy’s Pub, Ballyhoo’s and the Emerald Club.
Solar Panel Regulations Adopted The board voted unanimously to adopt an ordinance that will allow for the use of rooftop solar panels in the town’s business, governmental and camp zoning districts. While allowing for the use of rooftop panels, the adopted ordinance specifically bans the use of freestanding solar structures and does not allow for the use of commercial solar operations within the town. The expansion of the use of solar energy within these zones will allow businesses who use solar energy to apply for a statewide tax credit designed to expand its use within the state.
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Island Circle Pump Station The board unanimously authorized a change order to the Island Circle Pump Station construction contract. The board approved spending an additional $12,850 to meet federal flood zone regulations for the electrical control panel with the installation of a waterproof cabinet. The use of the waterproof cabinet negates the need to elevate the panel to a height of approximately 9 feet above the existing grade and will be similar to existing panels at several locations within the town. The project is scheduled to be completed within the next few weeks with the installation of the panel and the station pumps.
Bicycle Path Extension Approved The board unanimously voted to utilize $60,000 from the town’s General Fund balance to authorize the construction of an additional .4 miles of bicycle path along Hwy 58 between Hurst Road and Fairfax Road. The town will combine its funds with a $100,000 grant from the NC Dept. of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration. The town anticipates completing the bicycle path extension prior to Memorial Day 2013.
Parks and Recreation Association Member Appointed Linda Hughs was unanimously reappointed to a three-year term to the EI Parks and Recreation Association, Inc. Hughs has served on the Association’s Board of Directors since Feb. 2005. The association is a town created nonprofit corporation that holds title to approximately 7 of the 23 acres that makes up the Emerald Isle public boating access area. The association works with the town staff in planning future improvements and amenities for the public boating access area.
Town Manager’s Report Town Manager Frank Rush concluded the board meeting by updating several key items to the community. The town, based upon its partnerships with the NC Aquariums Fishing Pier proposals, will receive more than $400,000 in remaining Water Access and Marine Industry Fund grant money from NC Aquariums for improvements to the Eastern Ocean Regional Access/Aquarium Pier site. The town will not be receiving any additional funds for beach nourishment from the state in this year’s budget. The town had requested $3 million from the state to be added to the FEMA funding received due to Hurricane Irene. The town’s current funding total for this project is $6.8 million which should yield approximately 417,000 cubic yards of sand onto town beaches. The proposed Emerald Isle 1percent Beach Preservation (Local Option Sales) Tax is now considered a “study bill” and has been sent to the General Assembly’s Revenue Laws Study Committee with recommendations to be made at the 2013 session at the earliest possible time. The total number of new homes permitted in FY 11-12 was 21, the same as FY 10-11, but well below the historic averages for the town of 50-60 new homes, and far below the peak of the last decade of 127 permitted homes. Reported by Dan Ryan
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GardenScape IN COASTAL NORTH Carolina we have a few caterpillar pests that may hatch out in large numbers, appearing to actually rain down from a tree above, or completely cover a shrub. Two of these are the orangestriped oakworm and the azalea caterpillar. Both hatch out in the late summer, sometimes in numbers large enough to cause a problem. Steve Bambara, now retired entomologist from NC State University, provides wonderful information about these two insects. Here is that information, taken from NC State University publications:
Oakworms The orangestriped oakworm is sometimes very abundant on oaks in late August and September. In North Carolina, willow oak and pin oak tend to be their preferred hosts. They occasionally feed on other hardwoods as well. The moths emerge in June and July and deposit their eggs in clusters of several hundred on the underside of oak leaves. The eggs hatch in about a week or so. The tiny, green-colored caterpillars begin to feed together, consuming leaves except for the midrib. Gradually small greenish caterpillars grow into larger black caterpillars with yellow or orange stripes running lengthwise along their bodies. These caterpillars have a prominent pair of spines or slender horns sticking up behind the head. Defoliation is probably not good for any tree, but this late season leaf removal is not likely to kill an average tree. Some oaks have been severely defoliated for many years in a row without obvious affect.
Biology Young caterpillars feed in groups, whereas older caterpillars tend to spread out and feed on their own. There may be thousands of caterpillars on a single tree. Small trees are sometimes defoliated completely by mid summer. Even mature oaks may be defoliated to the point that there may be some twig dieback due to sun scald or other factors. As the caterpillars mature, in late August or early September they drop to the ground and are often seen crawling across sidewalks and driveways, yards, etc. These caterpillars may wander for a 28
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considerable distance while searching for a place to pupate. They dig into the soil three or four inches and pupate there. There is usually one generation per year and the caterpillars overwinter as pupae in the soil.
Control Control is complicated by the size of many of the infested trees. In most cases it is probably better to rely on birds, diseases and parasites to lower the population next year. If treatment is deemed desirable, timing treatment to the young larvae is most effective. To determine when young larvae are present, watch for defoliated tips of branches beginning in mid-August. Fecal pellets on sidewalks or car hoods are often an early clue. For “greener” control, use Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis) while larvae are young and actively eating, or if possible, knock the caterpillars off the trees. Shaking limbs with a pole or by rope will cause the caterpillars to drop to the ground. If the tree is ten inches or less in diameter you may be able to thump on the trunk enough to create a rain of caterpillars! Cover your head!
Description Adult – The light-brown moth has a wingspan of 45 mm. Larva – The partly grown larva (caterpillar) is approximately 10 mm long and reddish to brownish black with white and yellow stripes. The mature caterpillar is about 50 mm long and black with eight near-white, longitudinal, broken stripes; the head and legs are mahogany red (Color Plate 1C). Distribution – Azalea caterpillars are serious pests of azaleas in the Southeast: Virginia, the Carolinas, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Host Plants – An important pest of azaleas, azalea caterpillars have also been reported on blueberry in Delaware, on red oak in Maryland, and occasionally on Andromeda and apple in Atlantic states. Damage – Often the caterpillars defoliate much of the plant before they are detected. Life History – The azalea caterpillar is gregarious, feeding in groups; all members raise head and posterior in unison when disturbed. Comparatively,
Azalea Caterpillars Young azalea caterpillars are small, green worms that grow into medium, purple worms and then into large, black and yellow-striped worms with red heads and prolegs. They are sometimes called Labor Day worms, because so many folks discover them around Labor Day. Azalea caterpillars are gregarious in the larval stage, which makes their control relatively easy. However, because the worms feed in groups, they often completely defoliate a portion of a plant before they are detected. There is only one generation per year. The adult moths emerge in early summer and deposit eggs in masses of 80 to 100 on a leaf. As the larvae mature, they consume more and more of the leaf. Most of the damage occurs in August and September.
little is known about the biology of this insect. The first instar caterpillars feed in a cluster side by side unless disturbed. Most of the damage occurs in August and September. Azalea caterpillars can be shaken from the shrub and trampled underfoot. Like other caterpillars, they also can be controlled using Bt while young and actively eating. Anne D. Edwards County Extension Director NC Cooperative Extension Service, Carteret County Office carteret.ces.ncsu.edu
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Atlantic Beach 7 Planning Board, usually 1 Tuesday, 6pm, call 7262121, town hall meeting room. 27 Town Council, 4th Monday, 6pm, town hall meeting room. st
Emerald Isle 14 Town Board, 2 Tuesday, 7pm, town board meeting room, 7500 Emerald Drive. 15 Island Quilters, 3rd Wednesday, 1pm, town hall complex, 354-2269. 16 Business Assoc., 3rd Thursday, noon, EI Parks & Rec., 354-3424. 27 Planning Board, 4th Monday, 6pm, town board meeting room, 7500 Emerald Drive. nd
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Pine Knoll Shores 7 Board of Adjustment, as necessary, 1st Tuesday, 9:30am. 13 Fire/EMS Department, 2nd Monday, 7pm. 13 PKA, 2nd Monday, 9:30am, town hall. 14 Board of Commissioners, 2nd Tuesday, 6pm, town hall. 15 Community Appearance Commission, 3rd Wednesday, 9am. 21 PARC, meetings to be held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 10am. 21 PIKSCO, 3rd Tuesday, 5pm. 28 Planning Board, 4th Tuesday, 2pm.
Around the County 11 Carteret County Democratic Party, 2nd Saturday, 9am, Golden Corral, Morehead City, all Democrats invited to attend, 726-8276, carteretdemocrats.org. 14 Carteret County Republican Party, 2nd Tuesday, 7pm, District Court, Beaufort, all Republicans welcome to attend, 247-5660, carteretcountygop.org. 16 Carteret Newcomers Club, 3rd Thursday, social hour at 11:30am, lunch 11:45am, Glad Tidings Church Family Life Center, 4621 Country Club Rd., Morehead City. Open to women who have moved to Carteret County, 726-7170. 30
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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. * Athletics (Fun for all ages!) * •Open-Play Basketball: Tue 5:30-6:30pm, age 12 & under; 6:30-9pm, age 15 & up; Sat 911am, age16 & under; 11am-4pm, age 16 & up. •Open Indoor Volleyball: Wed & Fri 6-9pm, age 16 & up. •Open-Play Indoor Soccer: Mon 6-9pm, age 16 & up; Thurs 6-7pm, age 11 & under; and 7-9pm, age 12 & up. *UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED, ALL ATHLETIC EVENTS COST $2 FOR NONMEMBERS* ►►►►AEROBICS◄◄◄◄ The Emerald Isle Parks & Recreation offers step and step-free aerobic classes: • M,TH,F 8am, Step • Tues 8am, Cardio Dance • 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, ZUMBA! Fees: members $1/class, nonmembers $5/class. ♦♦Yoga Program Schedule♦♦ •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 Fri 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. **Special Events and Information** Aug. 2, 6:30-8pm, Emeraldfest, Performer: Bobby Webb (Country) Enjoy live music and the tranquil ocean breeze. Bring chairs, blankets, even dinner! Access also features volleyball courts, picnic tables and restrooms. Alcoholic beverages prohibited. Western Ocean Regional Access (WORA) in Emerald Isle. No admission fee. Aug. 10, 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. Aug. 11, 9am until the last game is over, 2 v 2 Beach Volleyball Tournaments. Tournament location: Western Ocean Regional Access, Islander Drive, Emerald Isle. This is an “open gender” series and players must be at least 16 years old. Pre-registration is required by 5pm on Thursday, Aug. 9 (no game day registration). Team fee is $25 cash per team and must be paid at preregistration. Team fees are converted to prize money to go to the top two teams (70% to first place; 30% to second place). Teams must bring their own ball and will act as officials when not playing. Note: officiating may be required after elimination. There are no rain dates and refunds will be issued for bad weather. USAV/EI beach rules apply. For registration, payment and general information contact Lainey Gottuso at firstname.lastname@example.org or 252.354.6350. Aug. 16, 6:30-8pm, Emeraldfest, Performer: Selah Dubb (Reggae). Enjoy live music and the tranquil ocean breeze. Bring chairs, blankets, even dinner! Access also features volleyball courts, picnic tables and restrooms. Alcoholic beverages prohibited. Western Ocean Regional Access (WORA) in Emerald Isle. No admission fee. Aug. 17, 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! Aug. 18, 10am-1pm, Creative Memories Scrapbooking Workshops. Creative Memories Scrapbooking Workshops with Linda Phelps will take place at Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation. Preregistration 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 email@example.com. Aug. 28-Oct. 16, 6pm, Tuesdays, Walking Club. Come out and join fellow neighbors and friends in an attempt to create a healthier lifestyle. Each walk will begin and end at the Emerald Isle Community Center with different routes walked each week; most walks will be 2-3 miles. Rain location will be the Emerald Isle Community Center gymnasium. This program is open to participants of all ages. Anyone under 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. There will also be Bonus Miles that can be earned each week; for example a family walk outside of the Walking Club can earn up to 5 points! At the end of the season, awards and gifts will be given to participants in many different categories. For more information, contact 252.354.6350.
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AT T H E Aquarium Turtle Time NIMBUS, THE AQUARIUM’S rare white sea turtle, is turning 2! In honor of the little loggerhead, and to highlight sea turtles everywhere, enjoy a day-long Sea Turtle Celebration on Aug. 14. Find out more about these captivating reptiles, the troubles they face and how to help them. • See Nimbus in a new exhibit. • Sign a super-sized birthday card. • Check the Sea Turtle Nursery for this season’s hatchlings. • Meet sea turtles in a Creature Feature or animal encounter. • Test your sea turtle savvy with hands-on activities and games. • Pledge to do a few simple things to help all sea turtles. Also watch for an inflatable giant leatherback turtle, special displays and crafts. The celebration coincides with hatching season. From now through fall, sea turtle nests buried months ago hatch out. Usually the 100 or so turtles per nest emerge en masse and scurry for the surf to spend the rest of their lives at sea, except when females return to lay eggs. Because of sea turtles’ imperiled status, the state Wildlife Resources Commission and trained volunteers monitor nesting. They excavate each nest after it hatches to assess how many turtles it produced, and to assist weak turtles still in the sand. Each year, the aquarium provides temporary care for many of these little turtles until they can be released, usually a few days or weeks. Some stay a little longer for educational exhibits and programs. In addition to Nimbus and seasonal hatchlings, the aquarium is home to a young sea turtle that swims in the Living Shipwreck. For an exploration of the beaches where sea turtles nest, sign up for Night Trek. The evening stroll with an aquarium
naturalist, every Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday through August, emphasizes sea turtle nesting and hatching. Register online or call for time and fee information. The Sea Turtle Celebration wraps up the summer Turtle Tuesdays series, drawing attention to all types of turtles. Activities are free with admission or membership.
Tuxedos – the New Beach Casual Have you seen the penguins yet? Suki, Sly, South and Oswald are all dressed up for visitors coming to their Penguin Plunge habitat. The four captive-bred African penguins are aquarium guests through Sept. 30. The black-andwhite charmers are here to help spread the word about how everyone can help penguins worldwide, and other wildlife closer to home. Watch them waddle and swim in their habitat, near the river otters, any day 9am-5pm. If you happen by when they’re vocal, you’ll know why they’re also called jackass penguins. There’s a push-button recording of the donkey-like sound, also.
Enjoy gills and thrills on Aug. 3 & 10, the final Fin-Filled Fridays of the summer. Activities, programs, crafts and displays turn the spotlight on sharks. Enjoy feeding programs, creature features, a bamboo shark animal encounter, shark-themed quiz game, photo ops, crafts and hands-on activities, all free with admission or membership. Look for the four species of sharks at the Aquarium any day you visit. Hint: three species are in the Living Shipwreck and one in the Queen Anne’s Revenge.
The Adventure Continues See how to care for the river otters or feed the sharks in new behind-the-scenes tours. Pick up a paddle or board a boat for a water adventure. Indoor activities and outdoor treks and cruises are available through August. Sign up online or call to meet the advance registration requirements for these programs.
The aquarium is open 9am-5pm daily. Admission is $8 for ages 13-61, $7 for ages 62 and over and $6 for ages 3-12. Children 2 and under and North Carolina Aquarium Society members are admitted free. The aquarium is five miles west of Atlantic Beach; the address is 1 Roosevelt Blvd., Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512. See the Pine Knoll Shores section of www.ncaquariums.com or call 252-247-4003 for more information.
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Capstone Bank to Robert Quesenberry, Lot 105, Beaufort Townes, $685,000.
Bogue Banks & area property transfers as recorded at the Carteret County Registrar of Deeds during June 2012.* Atlantic Beach
Mary Gooding to Mary Gooding, Carnie Gooding, Jr., Chris Gooding and Charles Gooding, 205 Forest Knoll Drive, $3,000.
Willis and Ann Smith and Earl and Carolyn Johnson to George Barnes, Jr., 602 Ocean Ridge Drive, $437,500.
Pelicans Roost Developers LLC to Ronald and Elizabeth Carlton, 201 Henderson Blvd. #11, $31,500.
James and Rebecca Stimpson, James Lanier III, Eugenia and James Lanier, Jr. to H. Thorpe Sanders, 507 W. Boardwalk Blvd., $525,000.
Carolyn James to Denean Norwood, 1918 Fort Macon Road West, $40,000.
Kenney Family, LLC to Jeffery and Ann Collins, 308 Ocean Ridge Road, $530,000.
William and Anna Barefoot to Jesse and Patricia Holland and Johnie and Lesa Walton, 2401 Fort Macon Road West, $59,000.
L. Patten and Edith Mason to Paul and Therese Ach, 1918 W. Fort Macon Road, $86,000. Robert and Barbara Coyner to Next Big Thing Ventures, LLC, 121 Fort Macon Road East, $135,000. Martha Gravely to Troy and Kristen Dreyfus and Jonathan and Elizabeth Ellerbe, 301 Commerce Way Road East, $140,000. Thomas Jordan to Claude and Jean Ham, 301 Commerce Way Road, $183,000.
Rebecca Taylor, Tommy Lee and Sylvia Doss, James and Connie Strickland to NC Dept. of Transportation, 166 Bunch Road, $10,500. Constance Webb, J. Webb, Jr., Patrick Smith, William Tickle, Jr. to NC Dept. of Transportation, 790 Hwy 101, $18,000. Brian Windrem to Bryan and Ashley Taylor, 225 Jonaquins Drive, $18,000. Ada Hinson to Department of Transportation, 296 West Beaufort Road, $20,000.
Mary Forbes to David and Mary Rakestraw, 123 New Bern St., $206,500.
Margie and William Davis, Alvinia Davis and Peter Cabrera, Marvin Davis to Trudi and Roy Hayes, 411 Pollock St., $55,000.
Harold Langdon to Charles and Eugenia Porter, 2305 W. Fort Macon Road, $210,000.
Lilly Thomas to Corbitt and Danielle Norris, 300 Old Stanton Road, $59,000.
Christine Mangum to Tyler and Alexa Mangum, 125 Bowen St., $240,000.
James and Linda Heffernan to John and Laurie Power, Slip #40 Carolina Marlin Club Marina, $74,000.
James and Ann Hanley to William and Angela Salmon, 213 Sea Dreams Drive, $250,000
Bradford and Susan Drury to Romas and Josephine White, Slip #21 Carolina Marlin Club, $80,000.
Lance and Julie Miller to J. Nathaniel and Wendy Hamilton, 2111 Fort Macon Road, $252,000.
Sara and Gerald Austin, Jr. to Charles and Frances Willson, 504 Pollock St, $100,000.
C&J Bowman Enterprises, LLC to John and Tate Garrison, 415 W. Terminal Blvd., $278,000.
James and Stlvia Taylor, Allen and Priscilla Taylor, Joseph and Grace Taylor and Steven and Deborah Piascik to James and Donna Burgess, 4403 Merrimon Road, $102,000.
BB&T, A North Carolina Banking Corporation to Arnold and Connie Jackson, 109 Island Quay Drive, $295,000. Joseph Mull to Wells Fargo Bank, 105 Freeman Lane, $298,000.
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Barry Hansen to Kelly Springle, 156 Sunrise Drive, $130,000.
Duke-Sea Level Partnership, LLC to County of Carteret, 201 North Point Drive, $135,000. Maurice and Patsy Renaud, Jr. to Cary Lea, 206 Ocean St., $136,500. Linda and Melton Lawrence, Jr. to NC Dept. of Transportation, 120 Park Ave., $143,000. Elizabeth Peters to Troy and Joyce Pate, 100 Anglers Way, $150,000. UHF Development, LLC to Savvy Homes, LLC, 302 Gordon St. and 307 Hedrick St., $160,000. Wells Fargo Bank to John LoPiccolo, 2708 and 2712 Hwy 70 East, $209,000. Radio Island Development Company, LLC to Servet and Ruth Zeko, 147 Morgan St., $225,000. Frank Rutherford, Donna Rutherford and Ryan Kaulback to OneWest Bank, FSB, 1060 Crow Hill Road, $241,000. Caviness & Cates Building and Development Company to Maria Smith and Abdelsalam Alnimer, 125 Radley Lane, $245,000. Sherie Lewis, Timothy and Joanne Willis, Glenn and Lucy Willis and Gilbert and Mary Willis to Chris and Jane Brasier, 701 Ann St., $324,000. Savvy Homes, LLC to Walter and Beverly Wood, 304 Hedrick St., $326,000. Oceanside Yacht Club Development, Inc. to Clifford and Rhonda Sears, 149 Morgan St., $350,000.
Cape Carteret HSBC Bank USA to Sam Faulkner, 514 Quail Wood Court, $31,000. Jonathan and Tammy Hayo to Tony and Charlotte Whitfield, 304 Bonita St., $58,000. Carolyn Crest, LLC to Timothy and Laura Keith, 833 Hwy 58, $170,000. Charles and Elizabeth Blythe to Frances Cline, 926 Hwy 58, $295,000. Robert Taylor to William and Kathleen Parish, 219 Lejeune Road, $295,000. JD Edwards Investments, LLC to Gregory and Maria Morando, 203 Bayside Drive, $650,000. John Kelly to US Bank National Association, 117 Cape Point Blvd., $817,000.
Thomas Browning to George and Marcia Herring, 212 Shoreline Drive, $75,000. Stone Bay Partners, LLC to Anthony and Gabriella Ventresca, 104 Hope Town Court, $310,000.
Trustee Services of Carolina, LLC to JP Morgan Chase Bank, National Association, 983 Hwy. 70, $100,000.
Gerald and Judith Adams to Michael Dennis, 9201 Coast Guard Road #H301, $105,000. US Bank National Association to Jay and Wendy MacDonald, 8819 Janell Court, $135,000.
Dean Properties, LLC to R. Dixon and Madeleine Smith, 212 Old Causeway Road #202, $380,000.
Jonathan Wood to Sea Oats Emerald Isle, LLC, 8721 Hammocks Court, $138,000.
James and Donna Howard to Anne and Harry Gotte, III, 600 Dancer Court, $405,000.
William R. and Margaret Burnett and William A. and Jimin Burnett, 304 Lamroc Drive, $138,000.
Elizabeth and George Wooten, Jr. to Ernest and Dianne Marshburn, 100 Olde Towne Yacht Club Drive #303, $502,500.
Roy Parker to Sea Oats Emerald Isle, LLC, 8726 Hammocks Court, $140,000.
Joyce and Larry Gross to Samual and Lee Barnes, 619 Ann St., $530,000.
Victor and Nancy Romita to Henry and Rebecca Monson, 2802 Pier Pointe Drive #B2, $225,000.
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P R O P E R T Y Watch (cont. from page 38)
Spruillico, Ltd. To PNC Bank, National Association, 409 Sunrise Court, $247,000. Velasco and Lori Baldwin to Thomas and Jill Miller, 10300 Coast Guard Road #311D, $272,500. Ruby Carver to Earl and Darlene Cochran, 601 Emerald Drive, $275,000. Comstar Federal Credit Union to Margaret Manzione, 139 Page Place, $308,000. David and Virginia Sutton to Steven and Barbara Curtis, 113 Page Place, $310,000. Stone Bay Partners, LLC to Christopher and Amy Gordon, Lot 122, Marsh Harbour, $310,000. Hubert and Carol Ann Dudley to Landirth Powell, Jr., 200 11th St., $310,000. Ruth Hoover by Thomas Hoover, Jr. Atty to Michael Griffith, 5404 Cedar Tree Lane, $310,000. Stephen and Barbara Curtis to Andrew Kelling and Bonnie Hubbard, 133 Conch Court, $327,500. Charles Smith and Ann RameySmith to Comstar Federal Credit Union, 139 Page Place, $337,500. Richard and Patricia Horner to Sea Oats Emerald Isle, LLC, 107 Palmetto Lane, $350,000. Brantly and Dawn Peacock to Thomas and Rebecca Gill, 114 Sand Castle Drive, $358,000. Trustee Services of Carolina to Richard and Patricia Horner, 9702 Spinnaker Place, $403,000. Thomas Perry, Jr, Melissa Roe, and Brian Perry to Ronald and Laura Daniels, 1912 Emerald Drive, $420,000. Ronald and Nancy Thigpen and Larry and Iris Rouse to Anthony and Jeanna Blinson, 514 Emerald Drive, $425,000. Marcia and Frederick Machemer, Jr. to William and Belinda Talley, 104 Georgia St., $450,000. Rhett and Noelle Ricks to John and Kelli Neal, 408 Emerald Landing Drive, $475,000.
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Kevin and Stacia Wittkamp and Colleen Wittkamp to Susan Fitzgerald, 9259 Ocean Drive #E, $480,000. John and Anna Winston to William and Elizabeth Beatty, 205 Pompano Drive, $487,500. Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas to Rosina Pavia, 4308 Emerald Drive, $500,000. Corbett and Nancy Stewart to John and Shirley Belk, 209 Pompano Drive, $515,000. Owen and Ann Gillette to Michael and Karen Schley, 5426 Ocean Drive, $557,000. Roland and Jean Berg to Kelley Wingo, 101 Schooner Court, $760,000. FBSA I, LLC to Lincoln Trust Company FBO, IRA, 8509 Ocean View Drive, $853,000.
Charles and Geraldine Delu to Michael and Christie Bailey, 1701 Salter Path Road #301G, $625,000 Indian Beach Acquisition, LLC to William and Alice Heese, Salter Path Road #A8, $975,000. Indian Beach Acquisition, LLC to Robert Tyler, II, 1435 Salter Path Road #A7. $975,000. Indian Beach Acquisition, LLC to Rick and Lisa Van Genderen, 1435 Salter Path Road #A1, $975,000. Indian Beach Acquisition, LLC to Frazier Keck, 1435 Salter Path Road #A8, $975,000.
Larry and Lynette Land to David and Karen Horton, 2006 & 2008 Mayberry Loop Road, $25,000. Larry and Lynette Land to Streamline Developers, LLC, 1508 Audubon Lane, $49,000. Larry and Lynette Land to Streamline Developers, LLC, 2412 Marsh Tern Lane, $53,000.
John and Tiffini Tyers and Judson Browne and Scott Wegener to John and Ellen Davis, 9906 Shipwreck Lane, $1,050,000.
Joseph and Rebecca Doyle and Cary Armstrong to Katherine Wallace, 2805 Myrtle St., $86,000.
Richard and Nora Williams to Roland Berg, 10025 Sea Breeze Drive, $1,290,000.
Nationwide Trustee Services, Inc. to SunTrust Bank, 116 Phillips Landing Drive, $98,000.
Kent and Debra Lockey, Martha and James Lawrence, Jr., Ann Coker and Jeanette Peck, 3008 Old Gate Court, $135,000.
Carolyn Lawrence to Joyce Bailey, 141 Shackleford Drive, $45,000. Blue Heron Inn, LLC to Timothy Franklin, 187 Branch Drive, $100,000.
Thomas and Lillian Flynn to Peter Pegues Properties, LLC, 907 Arendell St. #A, $140,000.
Ronald Pierce to Donald and Joan Collier, 1376 Island Road, $315,000.
Janet and Alfred Rehm, Jr. to Blue Heron Farm, LLC, Lands End Court Unit C-18, $145,000.
Hilda Stainback to Carlton and Gertrude Davis, 3601 Hedrick Drive East, $158,000.
Alicia Fields to Dwayne Whetstone, 1530 Salter Path Road, $100,000. First Citizens Bank & Trust Company to Robert and Peggy Delano, 1505 Salter Path Road, $184,500. J. Randolph and Nancy Carpenter to Robert and Christina Grimes, The Ocean Club Unit U204, $355,000. Indian Beach Acquisition, LLC to Rendon Nelson and Stacy Hammonds, 1435 Salter Path Road #C6, $510,000.
Adam and Catherine Olander to Craig Weber, Jr. and Roger Striffler, Lot 11, Square 54, $158,500. Dorothy Corkum to Thomas and Katherine Long, 124 Hatteras Court, $170,000. United Developers of North Carolina, LLC to James and Linda Martin, 4425 Arendell St. #44, $171,000. McDonald Daniels, Jr. and Tammy Daniels to Beneficial Financial I, Inc., 1029 North Yaupon Terrace, $172,000.
Lana Lewis, Michael Lewis, Keith and Susan Whitehead, Steven and Sheri Lewis to Hugh Pate, Sr. and Jennifer Pate, 300 Virginia Ave., $172,500. Earl and Genevieve Freedman to Chester and Jackie Sykes, 528 Village Green Drive #A, $194,000. Steish Systems, Inc. to Ricky and Annette Hall, 176 Drum Inlet, $202,500. Donald and Susan Hurley to Michael and Glenda Kinney, 3402 Snead St., $237,000. Streamline Developers, LLC to Troy Roberts and Kristine Obusek, Lot 11 of Audubon Pointe, $288,000. Jeffrey and Sarah Oakley to William and Frances Abbruzzese, 4425 Arendell St. #706, $320,000. Murdoch & Associates, Inc. to Kristin Gainey Ferree, 1100 Pinnacle Court, $350,000. Mary McFadyen to George Layno, 311 Arendell St., $356,000. 4 Sisters-00, LLC to Jean Wellons, 212 Barbour Road, $385,000. William and Michele Connors to John Cohen, Jr., 608 Lake Pointe, $590,000. First South Bank to 5056 Hwy 70, LLC, 5056 Hwy 70, $695,000. C. Barret Graham, Esq. to Atlas NC II SPE, LLC, 5308 Hwy 70, $1,344,000.
Edna Lee to Joseph and Lula Futrell, 356 W. Southwinds Drive, $7,000. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. to Charles and Marcia Jordan, 216 Colleton Square, $12,000. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. to Dominick Butch, 113 Ellery St., $12,000. Atlas NC II SPE, LLC to Eastern Outdoor Marketing, Inc., 309 Cannonsgate Drive, $15,000. Bank of America to Semir and Janine Badic, 244 Colleton Square, $17,000. BB& to Renee Rochelle, 106 Hardwick Lane, $17,000. BB&T to Dominick Butch, 110 Hardwick Lane, $17,000.
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Films by the Sea Family movies are once again in full swing this summer at the Circle on Atlantic Beach. Bring a blanket, lawn chairs and the family for free movies every Wednesday night. The movies are completely free, family-oriented and open to the public. This small portion of the island has become synonymous with family fun for decades and the tradition continues today. The movies begin at 8pm each Wednesday and the schedule includes: Aug. 1 Aug. 8 Aug. 15 Aug. 22
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PROPERTY (cont. from page 40)
Elizabeth Ells to CitiFinancial Services, Inc., 514 Rosemary Drive, $49,000.
Carolina East Construction, LLC to Scott and Janet Pro, 285 Red Barn Road, $315,000.
Douglas and Tina Taylor to Jeanette Martindale, 1076 Hwy 70, $18,000.
Atlas NC II SPE, LLC to R. Keith and Cynthia Everett, 212 Colleton Square, $17,500.
David Edwards, Sr. to Richard and Sheilia Griffis, 123 Greyson Lane, $49,500.
Matthew and Jessica Dymmel to James and Tracy Schnelle, Lot 12, Somerset Plantation, $332,000.
Howard Dean, Jr. to Walter and Beverly Humphrey, 207 Mayflower Drive, $19,000.
William and Kaye Davis to Hazel Parrish, 454 Kensington Place, $70,000.
Jay and Ellen Samuels to Michael and Amy Quinto, 106 Egret Court, $350,000.
Atlas NC II SPE, LLC to Betty Shaw, 242 Colleton Square, $19,000.
Chadwick McCullen to Wells Fargo Bank, NA, 806 Cannonsgate Drive, $74,500.
Edward Shipley, III to First Troy SPE, LLC, 847 Cannonsgate Drive, $22,500.
Frank Sides to Osmend Gaskill, 120 Hatcher Drive, $95,000.
Edward Shipley, III to First Troy SPE, LLC, 510 Cannonsgate Road, $22,500.
Crystal Coast Habitat for Humanity to Caren McDonald, 113 Faith Lane, $95,500.
Michelle Fox and Doyle Parker to Alex and Lori Price, 724 Cannonsgate Drive, $25,000.
The Bank of New York to Warren and Helen Edwards, 317 Foxhall Road, $108,000.
BB&T to Ronald and Mary Woodard, 343 Kensington Place, $25,000. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. to Archie and Ann Davis, 303 Kensington Place, $26,000.
Catherine Rucker to Steven Jones, 510 Blue Heron Drive, $110,000. Harold and Carole Billings and Ruth Lucas to Amy Jarman, 157 Bogue Forest Drive, $110,000.
Craig and Shannon Moshier to William Henderson, Jr., 127 Pagoda Court, $28,000.
Johnny and Debra Peterson and Jesse Peterson to Edward and Katherine Kerns, 2909 Newport Circle, $139,000.
Substitute Trustee Services, Inc. to Terry Lee, 703 Cannonsgate Drive, $29,500.
C and G Seafood, LLC to Charles Williford, 4824 Hwy 24, $150,000.
Richard J. Kania, Substitute Trustee to M. Amanda Long, 758 Cannonsgate Drive, $30,000. Glenn and Dawn Seiffert to Hien and Hannah Nguyen, 610 Cannonsgate Drive, $36,500. Daniel and Dara Redler to Phillip and Sandra Strader, 104 Hollings Court, $41,000. Shapiro & Ingle, LLP to Veneer Technologies, Inc., 701 Hill St. and 703 Hill St., $42,000. Britt Development Co. of Archdale, LLC to JC Jackson Builders, LLC, 518 Park Meadows Drive, $46,000. C. Barret Graham, Esq. to Atlas NC II SPE, LLC, 131 Brooks Ave., $47,500. Asako Bishop to James Mills and Daniel Anthony, Island View Drive, $48,000. Crescent State Bank to Dominick Butch, 104, 110 & 112 Cumberland St., $48,000.
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Allison Fletcher Wooten to Michael Caputo, 2839 Easy St., $170,000. Heron Homes, LLC to Nelson and Denise Champine, 109 Lana Drive, $170,000. Max and Jordina Murphy to Stephen and Christina Odom, 126 Florida Park Road, $196,000. Joseph and Kristen Widmayer to Laramey and Venesa White, 905 Sunset Blvd., $241,000. McNeill and Associates Inc. to Charles and Elizabeth Lane, Lot 47, Moranda Bay, $243,000. George and Regina Noll to Caridad Romero, 105 Backfield Drive, $255,000.
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Rebecca Lee and Cristopher and Stephanie Riley to Realmed Investments, LLC, 277 Salter Path Road, $67,000. Robert and Anne DeVault, Edward and Eileen Shepherd, James and Paula Sullivan, and Keith Pontlitz to Joseph and Kristin Furtner, 117 Walnut Circle, $80,000. Jean Lynn, Hugh Lynn, Robert and Norma Laing and John and Marian Kutzer to Steven and Deborah Phillips, 108 Juniper Road, $150,000. Thomas and Neva Scheve to Time Land Development, LLC, 525 Salter Path Road, $240,000. Sarah Bethune to Barney Gorin and Janis Tabor, 497 Salter Path Road, $249,000. Kris and Erika Mitchell to Gary and Diane Henriques, 142 Hawthorne Drive, $299,000. Mary Cameron to Betty Toms, 104 White Ash Drive, $335,000. Philip and Eve Urick to First Troy SPE, LLC, 147 Salter Path Road, $380,000.
Jerry and Janet Mellon to James and Abigail Piner, 104 Middens Creek Drive, $100,000.
M & M Land Development, INC. to American Homesmith, LLC, 404 Stella Bridgeway Drive, $42,000. M & M Land Development, Inc. to American Homesmith, LLC, 107 Willow Bridge Drive and 408 Stella Bridgeway Drive, $84,000. Maurice and Patsy Renaud, Jr. to Cary Lea, 206 Ocean St., $136,500.
Holland Farm Development, LLC to Mary and William Davis, III, 103 Holland Farm Road, $42,500. Marsh Harbour Partners, Inc. to Stone Bay Partners, LLC, 206 Marsh Island Road, $100,000. McNeill and Associates Rentals, Inc. to Nicholas Hann, 601 Pelletier Loop Road #K65, $110,000 Rogers Townsend & Thomas, PC to Marine Federal Credit Union, 300 Lighthouse Lane #A1, $200,000. T&R Builders of North Carolina Inc. to Kent and Tomoe Sievers, 102 Kayak Court, $200,000. Murdoch & Associates Inc. to Christopher and Nicole George, 151 Bobwhite Circle, $245,000.
Harvey and Carroll Beckham to Kendall Jones, 103 Chesnut Court, $475,000.
Samuel and Betty Faulkner to William Smith and Alexandra Redman, Lot 12, Quailwood Village, $250,000.
Yolonde DeVivo to Samuel and Sharon Scudder, 114 Arborvitae Drive, $475,000.
Deutsche Bank National Trust Company to Eric and Flor Quinn, 205 Royal Oaks Court, $275,000.
Elizabeth Ells to HSBC Bank USA, 113 Oakleaf Drive, $480,000.
George and Tammi Brinson to Patricia Oâ€™Neill, 204 Walkers Cay, $400,000.
T & R Builders of North Carolina, INC. to Scott and Holly Walker, 103 Koonce Lane, $261,000.
Capstone Bank to Cameron and Stacy Cox, 879 Salter Path Road, $275,000.
Carl and Deborah Price to D & R Coastal Investments, LLC, Tom Mann Road, $275,000.
Paula Labelle and Sharon Barrett to Charles and Melissa Zwerling, 1086 Salter Path Road, $285,000.
Carolyn Gribble to Matthew and Anya Peters, 223 Gales Shore Circle, $310,000.
Tresa Willis to Kenneth Jones, 415 Nelson Neck Road, $7,000.
*Publisherâ€™s Note: This data is provided as public information available to all county residents. Island Review accepts no liability for errors or omissions and has endeavored to be as accurate as possible. Price given indicates the number of tax stamps purchased at deed filing (representing $2 for $1,000 of sales price, in $500 increments) and as such, may not exactly reflect the true purchase price.
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will arrange for you to share the expenses of the charter with another half-party. If you are a novice fisherman, there are fishing schools such as the Surf Fishing Workshop held each year at the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores the second weekend in October. The crew on the head boats will also teach you how to fish. The number of fishing tournaments taking place on the Crystal Coast continues to grow each year. There are eight tournaments occurring just this fall for both participants and spectators, with daily weigh-ins, award banquets and other ticketed events to enjoy. These tournaments bring in lots of out of town guests and provide a huge economic benefit for our community. This impact is clearly seen with The Big Rock tournament held in June, which to date, has raised more than $2,407,658 for local charities. Remember that all saltwater fishermen in NC are required to have a fishing license, and in Carteret County these can be purchased at Marine Fisheries and a variety of small, local marinas and tackle shops. For a list of charter and head boats and upcoming fishing tournaments, please visit www. crystalcoastnc.org. Elizabeth Barrow, Director of Local Public Relations Crystal Coast Tourism Authority
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FY 12-13 Budget Adopted
The board of commissioners adopted the FY 12-13 budget, as recommended by the town manager, at its June regular meeting. The total town budget for FY 12-13 is $8.9 million, a 1.5 percent increase over the FY 11-12 adopted budget amount. The town’s General Fund property tax rate remains at 11.5 cents per $100 of assessed value, and special district property tax rates for beach nourishment also remain the same at 4.5 cents (oceanfront and inlet-front properties) and 1.5 cents (all others). The only cost increase for our taxpayers in FY 12-13 is a $10 increase in the annual solid waste fee. The annual solid waste fee is now $200 per year, which equates to $16.67 per month. The FY 12-13 budget is a responsible spending plan that will enable the town to continue to provide quality services while respecting our taxpayers. Town staff continues to work hard to provide the best possible service at the lowest possible cost.
Update – Island Circle Storm Water Pump Station
Due to unforeseen permitting issues, construction of the Island Circle storm water pump station has been on hold for the past several weeks. These issues are now resolved, and construction will resume in late July. The town expects the new pump station to be complete and operational before the end of August.
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Beach Wheelchairs Available for Free Daily Use
The fire department maintains a total of seven special wheelchairs designed for use on the beach strand, and these beach wheelchairs are available for free daily use all throughout the year. The beach wheelchairs are available for pickup at Fire Station 1 at the town hall complex, and are provided on a firstcome, first-served basis. Due to high demand, the wheelchairs are available for daily use only, and must be returned each night. For more information, please contact Fire Station 1 at 252-354-2445.
Chief Hargett Back at Work
Police Chief Bill Hargett, who was injured in a vehicle crash chasing burglary suspects in December, recently returned to work on a part-time basis in June. The town is glad to have Chief Hargett back at the helm of the police department, and greatly appreciates his service and dedication. Welcome back!
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Cast your vote at nccoast.com/award The Crystal Coast Business Woman of the Year award will be presented again this October with support from the Carteret County Chamber of Commerce, NCCOAST Business Journal and Crystal: A Coastal Magazine for Women. The ideal candidate should exemplify the following: • Notable examples of influence, creativity and success within her industry and community. • Involvement with charities, nonprofits and women’s organizations.
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A panel of judges will determine the winner based on nominations submitted through e-forms available at nccoast.com. Nominees do not need to be members of the chamber or affiliated with any other business-related organization, however, those considered must be the owner of a business or in an upper management position that operates within the limits of Carteret County. The business can be public, private, or nonprofit . Government agencies are not eligible. Nomination forms available at nccoast.com must be completed no later than Sept.18, 2012. ISLAND REVIEW/August 2012
Shorelines By Greg (Rudi) Rudolph, Shore Protection Mgr. protectthebeach.com
State Funding Update MOST OF OUR state cost-sharing dollars for studies and construction/ maintenance activities related to waterway dredging and nourishment projects are provided by the NC Div. of Water Resources (NCDWR) via appropriations furnished by the governor/General Assembly. If the project sponsor is a local government, then NCDWR has a grant process that must be adhered to before any monetary requests can be advanced by the division to the elected bodies of the state. Conversely, the grant process is not required if the primary project sponsor is the US Army Corps of Engineers. However, these federally-sponsored projects often require a non-federal match that is often split with local governments and the state, and it is not uncommon for local governments to “lobby” for this key part of the funding puzzle (the state match). And as a quick note regarding legislative ground rules – the General Assembly works under a biennial model with a long session the first year and a short session the following year. In theory the short session is used as an opportunity to “tweak” budget priorities, consider any legislation remaining from the long session, or perhaps introduce new legislation if it can be considered as non-controversial. The political pundits can wax eloquently about the merits of the long and short session format, the term “controversial” and other political realities. This finally bring us to this year’s short session budget (FY 2012-13), which contained a few unwelcomed surprises for our shore protection projects. We were seeking funding for three projects in this year’s budget, but received $0 across the board. These projects are summarized below and we can make this serve a dual purpose as it neatly encapsulates the framework of our overall shore protection efforts. Hurricane Irene “Delta” Project – This project was the topic of the April 2012 edition of Shorelines and represents a total ~$8.4 million nourishment 48
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effort that would place more than 700,000 cubic yards of sand above, which will be reimbursed by FEMA in the wake of hurricane Irene (2011). The placement zone includes three localities – west Emerald Isle, east Emerald Isle, and the middle reach of Pine Knoll Shores. In addition to the ~$7.3 million of FEMA reimbursement; the additional or “delta” cost of $8.4 million was envisioned to be split 50 percent state, 25 percent county (Beach Commission), and 25 percent towns. Collectively that equates to a $15.7 million project and includes just under 1 million cubic yards in a 46.5 percent federal ($7.3 million - FEMA), 26.7 percent state ($4.2 million), and 26.7 percent county/town ($4.2 million) cost share ratio. We envisioned the entire project as a great way to leverage funding across different forms of government that all economically benefit from healthy beaches. The governor’s budget proposal included $1.4 million of the $4.2 million we were seeking and the House followed suite with a stronger number of $2 million. But alas, the Senate budget provided $0 and that number “stuck” in the final budget that was ultimately passed over the governor’s veto objection. Bogue Banks Shore Protection Project Feasibility Study – This project is commonly referred to as the “50-year project” whereby the Corps of Engineers develops a project via the feasibility study process and if authorized by Congress and subsequently funded, would result in construction and maintenance (periodic nourishment) of the beach over a 50-year timeframe. The cost-share ratios vary across the study, construction, and maintenance scopes of work but are very favorable for the non-federal entities (local government and State). The bad news is the study is roughly $2 million over budget and several years overdue (initial study cost estimate was ~$3.3 million). The good news is that we’re in the final stretch of the study and the president’s budget provided a healthy sum to complete the study, which demonstrates the commitment of the federal government to this effort. Although we may never see the tens upon tens of millions of dollars required for construction and maintenance because of significant federal budget shortfalls, the final feasibility study will have important environmental and economic benefit numbers that could be useful in other shore protection endeavors. The Corps of Engineers has to demonstrate the federal economic benefits exceed the cost of the project over its 50-year life. Both governor and state House budgets provided the full compulsory cost share of $112,000 for the project, which is matched by the same amount by the county. However in a very surprising move, the Senate provided $0 and again that number was the “final” number. The state has been very consistent about providing matches for projects that have a federal funding component; however the Senate has revealed that federal studies were dropped from this loose guideline and therefore could signal an unwelcome shift in state budgeting for all water resource projects. While state legislators and staff can make an argument that our Irene Delta Project is “in addition to” federal FEMA funding; the feasibility study is a different animal altogether – the Corps of Engineers receives dollars from Congress that has to be matched by the non-federal sponsor or the project study does not move forward. Without state funding (for the first time ever), this budget hole may need to be filled 100 percent by the county (Beach Commission). Bogue Banks Master Plan – Related to the feasibility study, this effort was predicated upon the absence of federal funding for nourishment construction and maintenance we’re seeing across the country. This has necessitated a backup 50year plan that importantly will serve two other functions; (1) It greatly aids the communities of Atlantic Beach, Pine Knoll Shores, Indian Beach, Salter Path, and Emerald Isle to meet their obligations for their individual State static line exceptions., and (2) The master plan dovetails in to FEMA’s beach maintenance requirement to remain eligible for federal reimbursement in the wake of a naturally-declared disaster (cont. on page 50)
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(hurricane Irene is a perfect example). Both of these elements (static line exception and FEMA reimbursement) simply would not be satisfied by the current state of the federal feasibility study. Moreover, we are preparing a programmatic environmental impact statement for the master plan, which moves us away from the project-byproject approach and would be used for the lifetime of the project. The master plan has been touted by the State as a model for moving forward in the absence of Corps of Engineers assistance and we have been hoping we would receive cost-sharing dollars. Assumingly because there is no federal component to the master plan; no appropriation was provided by the governor, House, or Senate in the 2012 short session. However we will continue to communicate the importance of this project and hope for a breakthrough. Morehead City Harbor Dredging/Nourishment (Dredged Material Management Plan) – Although no state funding is required for this initiative yet, this project bears mentioning in the overall shore protection effort for Bogue Banks. The Corps of Engineers is undergoing a new assessment to better management the beach quality sand that is dredged under the auspices of the Morehead City Harbor Federal Navigation Project. This is part of a legal settlement between the County and the Corps of Engineers and will likely result in periodic infusions of high-quality beach sand along Fort Macon and Atlantic Beach with opportunities for local governments and possibly the State to also cost-share any additional sand placements west of these areas. Some of the elements of the Dredged Material Management Plan have been incorporated already and have yielded very good results. In closing, the governor and both sides of the state bicameral legislature have a difficult job when prioritizing the budget that no one should envy. It’s up to us to articulate the importance of our projects when the “sausage-making” of law takes place, and to this end we will work with the state to find funding and revenue streams for these and other important water resource projects. Corey Giesey photo
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Coastal Report Kayak/Yoga Trip to Jones Island JOIN APRIL CLARK, owner Second Wind Ecotours, yoga instructor Cheryl LeClair and NC Coastal Federation development director Sally Steele for a fun and relaxing afternoon on the beautiful White Oak River. We’ll paddle from the Cedar Point Wildlife Landing to Jones Island. Learn about the island’s conservation and restoration projects coordinated by Hammocks Beach State Park and the North Carolina Coastal Federation. Cheryl will lead the group in a gentle yoga session on Jones Island. A quick swim from the beach will prepare paddlers for the trip back to the Wildlife Landing. Depending on wind and tide, the trip is usually an easy 20 minute paddle to the island, suitable for beginning adult paddlers. Yoga instruction is suitable for all levels. When: 1-4:30pm on Thursday, Aug. 2. Price: With kayak rental, $35 for NCCF members; $45 for nonmembers. Bring your own kayak: $20 for NCCF members; $30 for nonmembers. Nonmember price includes a Coastal Federation membership. The trip departs and returns to the Cedar Point Wildlife Landing in the Croatan National Forest off Hwy 58 in Cedar Point. Life jackets and paddles provided with kayak rental. Yoga mats will be provided or you can bring your own. We recommend that you bring: Bottled water, towel, hat or visor, sun block, water shoes and sun glasses. Wear your bathing suit if you’d like to join in the swim. Reservations are required: Call Second Wind in Swansboro at 910-325-3600 or email at email@example.com or www. secondwindecotours.com
Habitat Restoration Days Since its purchase in 2005, volunteers have been helping with salt marsh and oyster habitat restoration at Jones Island, now protected as part of Hammocks Beach State Park. More than 2,600 volunteers have logged more than 14,600 hours learning and helping with shoreline plantings, bagging recycled oyster shells and marl and placing the bags in the water to create oyster reefs. This summer we will continue our restoration work at Jones Island. Activities may include transporting and placing oyster shell bags in the water, trash clean-up or scientific monitoring of the restored salt marshes and oyster reefs. Workdays are planned for Aug. 7 and 14 and begin at 9:30am. Groups meet at the Hammocks Beach State Park maintenance area (first left upon entering the park). Park boats will transport volunteers to work site. Participants should wear work clothing that may get wet and dirty, closed-toe shoes (required) and work gloves. Participants should bring a towel and a lunch. Snacks, water, sunscreen and gloves will be provided. Age 12 and up are welcome, although some exceptions (depending on tasks that day) may be made for younger children. Register online at www.nccoast.org or contact Lexia Weaver at 252-393-8185 or lexiaw@nccoast. org.
Marsh Cruise at Hammocks Beach The coastal waters of central North Carolina are magical places. Here, where the rivers meet the sea, we come to nourish our youthful spirit by fishing, sailing, swimming and sometimes, just relaxing. Come get a closer look at and learn about these magnificent waters and why they are so special. The cruise meanders through the estuaries in and around the White Oak River and Bogue Sound. The marsh cruise program begins at 11am (please arrive by 10:45am) on Friday, Aug. 10, at Hammocks Beach State Park in Swansboro and will be led by Coastal Federation staff. Space is limited on the covered ferry. There is no charge for the program, but a $5 ferry fee will be charged to participants. All ages are welcome, though the program is geared toward older children and adults. Our cruises tend to fill early so please register as soon as possible. Register online at www.nccoast.org or contact Sam Bland at 252-393-8185 or samb@ nccoast.org 52
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C L U B News PKS Women’s Club THE PINE KNOLL Shores Women’s Club closed its 20112012 year with a luncheon at the Coral Bay Club. Hostesses Linda Strader and Mary Greene decorated tables with flowers surrounded with starfish, the year’s theme. President Bonnie Ferneau welcomed 60 members and guests. She reviewed her theme in which the five legs of the starfish represent the various activities of the club – community involvement, intellectual enhancement, local charities, social opportunities and a college scholarship. She recognized member involvement in club activities like monthly meetings, book clubs, super club, cooks night out, the Christmas parade and the recent Island Senior Gathering. In addition to club activities, she also commended members for their many community volunteer activities. She highlighted the club’s accomplishments and donations to local charities, including the Friends of Bogue Banks Library, Community Emergency Response Team, Boys and Girls Clubs of Coastal Carolina, Caroline’s House, Broad Street Clinic and Crystal Coast Hospice House. In addition, $2,000 was raised for the Carteret Community College Foundation Scholarship Fund through raffles and sales of entertainment books plus donations in memory of deceased members. She thanked her executive board members and committee chairs for their detailed work in a successful year, presenting each with a cozy decorated with starfish. Vice President Barbara Milhaven planned an outstanding variety of programs. Recording Secretary Carroll Beckham recorded in a most efficient manner; corresponding secretary, Marian Kutzer, sent cards to ill or grieving members and acknowledged member birthdays monthly; and treasurer, Evelyn O’Neill, conscientiously calculated financing. Historians Pat Filan and Arlene Terrell put together a beautiful scrapbook of programs and activities. The hospitality team, Linda Strader and Mary Greene, coordinated social activities for the monthly meetings and planned Christmas and installation luncheons. In charge of membership, Linda Langheld, Linda Pearson and Ilene Karlson worked together to increase membership and welcome new members and guests at meetings. Communications coordinators Betty Filan, Mary Jane Munch and Paulette Murphy assisted the club with getting information to members about meetings. Publicity coordinator Ronnie Stanley reported club activities in the Island Review, News Times, Daily News and Shoreline. Also recognized were: Services to the Ill – Arlene Graczewski Scholarship – Gail Halada, Kay Howe and Loretta Poremba Special Projects - Sue Warren Christmas Parade – Martha Edwards Book Clubs – Dot Miller Caroline’s House Playroom – Mary Jo Jennings Cooks Night Out – Bobbie Hill and Barbara Bagby Supper Club – Pat Ruggiero and Edy Rene Magel Club Cookbook – Pauly Brown Arts and Culture – Elaine Tempel Famous Women – Pauly Brown Past President Barbara Bagby inducted officers for 2012-13,
which will begin in September, and presented them with flowers in the color that signify their duties. Returning as president – Bonnie Ferneau; vice president – Karen Betz; recording secretary – Betty Thomas; corresponding secretary – Ronnie Stanley; treasurer – Pegge Knecht. All women living in Pine Knoll Shores are welcome to attend meetings and join the club. Veronica Stanley
PKS Garden Club On Wednesday, June 13 the garden club held its annual spring luncheon at the Coral Bay Club in Atlantic Beach and installed new officers for 2012-2013. The weather cooperated with its touch of sunshine, camaraderie was in abundance and the dining room was dazzling with a brilliantly arranged centerpiece of blue, pink and fuchsia hydrangeas and lavender rose of sharon on the head table, and bud vases filled with the same lovely hydrangeas at each table. Jan Corsello gathered the beautiful blossoms and created the splendid table arrangements. Karen Zaenker will preside as president again for the upcoming year. Her first vice presidents will be Gini Stambaugh and Jean McDanal. The second vice presidents will be Martha Edwards and Lana Hathaway; treasurer – Helvi Lason; recording secretary – Barbara Williams; and corresponding secretary – Donna Belanger. Sheryl Woodbury, as installing officer for the day’s program, created a most interesting and colorful ceremony. She reminded Helvi Larson that gold represents honesty, prosperity and security and charged her to keep the club financially healthy as its treasurer. She presented Larson with a golden marigold. She reminded Donna Belanger that red represents caring and love and that as corresponding secretary she would be sending memos of remembrance, good wishes and sympathy. She presented Belanger with a red impatiens. As recording secretary, Barbara Williams’ duty was to render true and accurate minutes of the board and regular meetings and was reminded that white represents truth, honesty and fidelity. A white begonia was presented as a token of her new office. Woodbury reminded Martha Edwards and Lana Hathaway that green represents nature, ecology and gardening, and charged them as the new second vice presidents with beautifying all the horticultural projects of the club. Asparagus ferns were presented as a reminder of their office. The new first vice presidents, Jean McDanal and Gini Stambaugh were charged with the planning of all the club’s programs for the coming year and to represent the president should the occasion arise. Recognizing the enormity of the undertaking, Woodbury reminded them that color adds excitement and interest to a garden or centerpiece, and presented them with a coral impatiens as a token of their office. Woodbury reminded Karen Zaenker that purple has been the color of nobility and high office since ancient times and recognized the importance that the office of president holds for the success of the club – presiding over all meetings, appointing committee chairmen and acting as official representative of the club. Zaenker received a purple verbena as a token of her office. The garden club is on hiatus during the summer, but members will still be tending the town’s gardens. Please join the club in September for its program on raised bed winter gardening. Guests and visitors are always welcome to join meetings which are held every second Wednesday at 9:30am at town hall. Clare Winslow
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Four Ways to Conserve Fuel GAS PRICES MAY be slowly dropping this summer, but conserving fuel and trimming our gas budget is always wise, especially during the summer months when many families are eager to hit the road. The following are a few ways drivers can offset high fuel costs regardless of the time of year. 1. Maintain a consistent speed. Though it might be hard to maintain a consistent speed when driving during rush hour, it should not be too difficult to do so when hitting the open road. If most of your driving is done on the highway, go easy on your engine by maintaining a consistent speed. The easier you are on the engine, the less taxed that engine will be and the less fuel it will need as a result. If going on a long road trip or if your daily commute involves long stretches of highway driving, rely on your vehicle’s cruise control function to make things easier on your engine and conserve fuel. 2. Don’t drive when you can walk or bike. It might sound simple, but the best way to conserve fuel is not to use it at all.
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T O W N Meeting Regional Waste Water Feasibility Study MAYOR TRACE COOPER briefed those in attendance on a letter that he sent to the Morehead City Mayor Jerry Jones, the city’s Public Utilities Committee Chair, Councilman Bill Taylor, and to the committee’s vice-chair George Ballou. Cooper wrote requesting that they consider “undertaking a joint feasibility study” to explore the possibility of a regional approach toward waste water treatment. Cooper went on to explain how the town is not interested in providing sewer services to residential homes, but rather to commercial business. Councilman Eddie Briley spoke in support of the study stating that providing this service “could help the tax base of the town,” and “we would see new businesses move in.” In his letter Cooper outlined how “quality redevelopment of the Atlantic Beach Causeway and our commercial districts would provide a positive economic impact for Atlantic Beach and Morehead City as well as the county as a whole.” Cooper also said the Town of Atlantic Beach would be “willing to pay the majority of the feasibility study costs.” The town staff is estimating that it would require an allocation of 400,000 gallons of sewage treatment per day and cited the understanding that the new Morehead City treatment plant is currently operating at only 50 percent capacity. Cooper used the analogy of a $15 million factory using only half of its assembly lines, and Atlantic Beach customers could help the new plant run closer to its optimum potential. Councilman Harry Archer expressed his concern about sending Atlantic Beach sewage to the Morehead City Plant. He stressed his belief that the “cost must be borne by those who will use this, not the taxpayers!” Mayor Cooper concluded the discussions on the issue by saying “there is nothing wrong with a feasibility study” but that it is “important to make sure that we do some preliminary work right now!” Cooper ended his letter to Morehead City thanking them for considering conducting a joint feasibility 56
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study and offered to present the idea in person at the next meeting of the Morehead City Public Utilities Committee. Cooper’s letter has been posted to the town’s website, www.atlanticbeach-nc.com.
Transportation/Hazard Plans Adopted The board unanimously approved and adopted a resolution formally adopting the Carteret County Transportation Plan for the town. Work on the 30-year plan started in 2009, stated Jessica Fiester, planning director, and the final version “reflects the information that she has presented to the board several times during its development.” Fiester went on to say that the plan is designed to be “a fluid plan,” that prioritizes future transportation needs within the county. The board unanimously approved the town’s participation in the Pamlico Sound Hazard Mitigation Plan. The town will join four counties, Carteret, Beaufort, Craven and Pamlico to develop a regional hazard mitigation plan that covers 33 municipalities in the region. Historically, the plans were completed at the municipality level, and then shifted to county level plans. Now, these plans are being regionalized as FEMA is asking neighboring counties to work together to cover more people with a similar plan, which should lead to better inter-governmental cooperation.
911 Communications Advisory Board Appointment Atlantic Beach Chief of Police Allen Smith was unanimously reappointed by the board to serve an additional four-year term as the town representative to the Carteret County 911 Communications Advisory Board. The role of the board is to serve as a liaison between the County’s consolidated 911 center and the supporting agencies it serves. The board is responsible for the guidelines used to operate the 911 center along with making recommendations to the Carteret County Board of Commissioners and the Office of Emergency Service for the continued improvement of the communication center.
Summer Intern Introduced Amber Harrison, who is working as a summer intern, was introduced to the board. Amber will graduate from Campbell University with a degree in criminal justice, with a focus on homeland security this December. She started working for the town on June 4 and will serve as an intern until Aug. 8. Interested in all aspects of emergency management, she has been serving under Atlantic Beach Chief of Police Allen Smith. The Williamson native will be presenting the board with a review of town-wide projects she has been a part of during her internship at the July regular board meeting.
Citizens Comments Pace Winstead took the opportunity to discuss safe boating and “how in the blink of an eye you can find yourself in trouble.” Winstead spoke about how she had always considered herself a safe boater; until an incident occurred that made her rethink her actions on the water. She wanted to pass along to all those who bring their dogs out on the water with them that they need to have life jackets “for the dogs as well as for people,” and the “need to have a floatable VHF radio” on the boat. She asked everyone to pass her lesson along. Winstead went on to thank council members John Rivers and Dean Crawford of the Atlantic Beach Marine Patrol for their help. “Cap’n Jim” Willis expressed his appreciation on behalf of the town’s residents on “how much we appreciate the free parking pass,” and wanted the council and the staff to know that. Willis also asked to address the board at their regular July meeting on the topic of Sea Level Rise. Reported by Dan Ryan
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I OFTEN STATE that the Atlantic Beach Town Council and I try to govern our town more like a business than a bureaucracy. Although there are some big differences between operating a government and operating a business, a business-like approach has served us well over the past several years. Like any business with significant capital assets, from time to time our town has to invest in maintenance, upkeep and eventually, replacement of our assets. For example, after a lot of deliberation and due diligence, our council has recently decided to move forward with the construction of a new municipal building. As a friend of mine often reminds me, it is best to limit capital expenditures to “need to have” items as opposed to “nice to have” items. Anyone who has spent significant time in our current facilities would recognize that we “need to have” better facilities. In order to meet our needs in a cost effective manner, we are pursuing a two phase approach. The first phase will involve the construction of this new municipal building on a portion of the town-owned property at the old Coral Bay Shopping Center (the site of the old Food Lion and Eckerds). This building will house our administrative, planning and inspections personnel as well as a community meeting room. After completing construction of this new building, we will start our second phase which will involve the renovation and expansion of our existing fire department and police department. Our intentions are to create functional and durable facilities that will serve our town’s needs for decades to come. To use a cliché that gets thrown around in any discussion of these things, we are not going to build a Taj Mahal Town Hall. We do, however, want to invest in buildings that are attractive as well as functional. I recently wrote in the Island Review that some of our local businesses have invested in improving their portion of our streetscape. I believe the town has an obligation to do likewise. Civic buildings have traditionally been the anchors for good public spaces and I think our new municipal building will serve as an important part of the town park we are planning for most of the Coral Bay Shopping Center site. Similarly, by upgrading the façade of our existing fire department, police department and town hall in the center of town, we will continue the facelift of West Fort Macon Road that our business community has started. We have been planning and saving for these projects for years. The timing to move forward now is particularly good as interest rates and construction costs remain very low. Our town council has made it very clear that we will not undertake a project that would increase our annual debt service or otherwise affect our property tax rates. These new facilities will not lead to tax increases. I do, however, realize that the funds we are investing in these buildings are your tax dollars and I assure you we will invest them wisely. When the building is complete, if there is a plaque on it, this plaque should not list my name; it should list the names of all the taxpayers who paid for it.
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in home or workplace. Supported by leading physicians, including Dr. OZ, to reduce stress. Call 252354-7672, email bwsingingbowls@ hotmail.com or visit www. brightsingingbowls.com . 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. Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork: 142 Fairview Drive, Suite F, Emerald Isle, now offering professional massage in Emerald Isle – the ideal way to relax after a stressful week, or help ease sore muscles. 252-515-6872. HOME SERVICES AA Express Plumbing Service, Inc: 211-6 Atlantic Beach Causeway, Atlantic Beach, 252247-1155, aaexpressplumbing@embarqmail. com. Professional, licensed plumbing service – winterizing, water heaters, softeners and full plumbing needs. Emergency 24/7 service. Fully insured. Atlantic Breeze Storm Shutters: 4101 Arendell St., Morehead City, 252-727-9040. 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. Clegg’s Termite & Pest Control: Morehead City, 252-726-1781, New Bern, 252-6362345, 800-763-0378 or cleggs.com for an office nearest you. Locally owned & operated by NCSU grad, former president of NC Pest Control Assoc. Servicing homes & businesses all over NC since 1960, free termite inspections. Coastal Awnings & Hurricane Shutters: 5300 High St., Morehead City, 252-2220707, crystalcoastawnings.com. See all your options for hurricane protection, stationary & retractable awnings, 9-5, M-F, weekends by appt. Custom awnings, Bahamas, Colonials, etc. sales and service – our employees have a combined 40 years of experience. Coastal Craftsmen: 306 Daisy Court, Emerald Isle, 252-354-9396, cell 503-0466. For quality remodeling, additions & docks, call licensed and insured Chris Ferri for estimates on windows, doors, roofing, painting, siding, decks, bulkheads, steps, walls & fences. Future Homes & Realty: 1075 Freedom Way, Hwy 24, Hubert (8 miles west of Swansboro), 910-577-6400, futurehomesnc.com. Licensed general contractor with master craftsmen, modular technology, fast construction, display models. 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 oneweek service (shutters 15 days). Call today for a handcrafted, flawless fit, precise installation and 100-year warranty. Home Repairs by Darryl Marshall: 230 West Shorewood Drive, Emerald Isle, 252354-2883, firstname.lastname@example.org. Serving Emerald Isle property owners for 23 years. Specializing in remodeling and home repairs, services include carpentry, painting, roofs, decks, replacement windows and doors and yard maintenance. Call with all your home improvement needs. Island Home Maintenance: Emerald Isle, 252-646-2487. Call me for all your maintenance needs. Minor electrical and plumbing repairs, tiling, painting and carpentry. Located on the island. Liftavator: 3302 Hwy 70 East, New Bern, 888-634-1717, encelevators.com. Service all brands of elevators & lifts with 5-year product warranty & 2-year service warranty. Licensed & insured. 24-hour service available. Building, installing & servicing elevators since 1985. Outer Island Accents: 252-504-1001, 877788-1051. 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. Precise Electric Co.: Serving Carteret County and the surrounding areas. Specializing in service, maintenance, boat lifts and dock lighting. Commercial or residential customers welcome. One call does it all – no job is too small. Call Ray Adams, 252-342-0894 or Scott Norris, 252-504-1398. 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 www. rhinoshieldnc.com or call 919-239-4009. Sound Furniture & Appliance: 600 Cedar Point Blvd., Cedar Point, 252-393-8130, shopsoundfurniture.com. Located one mile west of the Emerald Isle Bridge. Committed to providing quality furniture and appliances at prices you can afford. Southern Glass & Mirror: 1047 W. Corbett Ave. (Hwy 24), Swansboro, 252-354-1223, 910-325-1050, 24-hr. emergency service 910326-5283. 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. Windows & More: 5056 Hwy 70 W, Morehead City, 252-726-8181. Visit our new facility to see full-sized, energy efficient, high quality windows & doors, hardwood floors, plantation shutters & blinds by Marvin, Infinity &Integrity. Skilled installation & service by trained personnel. Window 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 & The Quilted Butterfly: 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. Come visit our new designer showroom located at 607 Atlantic Beach Causeway or visit artistictileandflooring.com. Atlantic Breeze Storm Shutters: 4101 Arendell St., Morehead City, 252-727-9040. Free estimates! The Carolinas’ only custom Bahama & Colonial manufacturer. Visit our showroom to see our complete line of storm shutters & awnings, in fiberglass & aluminum, folding accordion, rolldowns - no storm bars, canvas & retractable awnings. Budget Blinds: 252-247-3355, cell: 252229-6431, budgetblinds.com. Charlie Utz gives free in-home consultations in Carteret & Craven Counties on cellular shades, plantation shutters, blinds, woven woods, draperies & more. Coastal Awnings & Hurricane Shutters: 5300 High St., Morehead City, 252-2220707, crystalcoastawnings.com. See all your options for hurricane protection, stationary & retractable awnings. 9-5, M-F, weekends by appt. Custom awnings, Bahamas, Colonials, etc. Sales and service – our employees have a combined 40 years of experience. Great Windows: 252-728-3373. Quality custom made window treatments including blinds, shades and 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). For a handcrafted, flawless fit, precise installation and 100-year warranty call today. Guthrie Interiors: 4050 Arendell St., Morehead City, 10am-5pm, Tuesday-Friday; 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, 252247-3175, 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, 252393-8130, shopsoundfurniture.com. 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, 252354-8887, email@example.com. High quality baby & beach gear rental equipment with free delivery & pick-up to your vacation home. Also bed & bath linen service. Yearround, 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 offierng 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. Emerald Isle Beach & Pool Club: Located in Emerald Isle’s Dolphin Ridge subdivision, the club features a pool, tennis courts, full ABC permits, shower facilities, private parking and monthly social events through its weekly, monthly or annual membership programs. Call 252-354-4159 or visit www. emeraldislebeachclub.com. 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, 306,000-gallon Living Shipwreck exhibit with 3 observation windows. Open daily. Ole Porte Racquet Club: 535 White Oak Crossing, Swansboro, a premier, 5-star tennis club with six har-tru soft courts,
four lighted courts, men’s and women’s locker rooms and state-of-the-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 oleporteracquetclub.com. Outer Banks Marine Construction: 1501 First Ave., Morehead City, 252-240-2525, outerbanksmarineconst.com. Specializing in residential docks, seawalls, boatlifts, floating docks, boat ramps, boatlift service & dock repair, plus some commercial docks & seawalls. 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. Waters Landscaping & Vinyl Manufacturing: 252-354-9162, waterslandscaping.com. Residential & commercial decks, custom vinyl porch railing & fencing, arbors, pergolas, enclosures, with lifetime warranty on materials. Custom artwork by licensed vinyl fabricators. Yardworks, Inc. Landscaping & Lawn Care: 902 WB McLean Blvd., Cape Carteret, 252-393-9005, yardworkslandscapes. com. Over 20 years of experience working on the Crystal Coast. Quality service in landscaping, irrigation, lawn care, outdoor lighting, hardscapes and design. REAL ESTATE & CONSTRUCTION Ace Builders: Emerald Isle, 252-422-2596. firstname.lastname@example.org, Licensed NC General Contractor, storm damage repair, decks, porches, remodels, new construction, fully insured. Visit www.acebuildersnc.com. Advantage Coastal Properties, Ed & Mac Nelson: CrystalCoastHomesOnline.com, office: 252-354-9000, cell: 252-646-5551. Full service, low cost residential sales. Located in Emerald Isle, serving Emerald Isle and the coastal mainland. Among the top producers 4 years running! Call today and put our system to work for you! Aldridge Building Contractors, Inc.: 1515 Hwy 70 East, Kinston, 252-559-7412. Licensed contractor with more than 35 years of experience for all your residential and commercial construction, additions, new construction and renovations. Al Williams Properties, Real Estate & Development: 407 Atlantic Beach Causeway, 252-726-8800, 800-849-1888, alwilliamsproperties.com. From sound to sea & beyond. We can serve your coastal real estate needs. Open 6 days/week, by appointment on Sunday. Bluewater Builders: 201 Mangrove Drive, Emerald Isle, 888-354-2128, 252-354-7610, bluewatergmac.com. From vacation homes (cont. on pg. 60) ISLAND REVIEW/August 2012
B E S T Buys (cont. from pg. 59) 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 252-393-2111; Atlantic Beach 252-726-3105, 866-467-3105; Beaufort 866803-0073; bluewatergmac.com. Vacation, monthly & annual rentals. Real estate sales of island & mainland properties for all of Carteret County. Bluewater Vacation Rentals: 200 Mangrove Drive, Emerald Isle, www.bluewaternc. com. Call the owner hotline at 866-8488080 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, 252-399-9093, bdeanhardt@ yahoo.com, brimcobuilders.com. 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, 800-317-2866, 252-7266600, cannongruber.com/irm. Specializing in exceptional properties on our beautiful coast for sale or rent. Let our experience work for you! CENTURY 21 Coastland Realty, Inc.: 7603 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, 800-822-2121, 252-354-2131, coastland.com. We manage 225+ homes & condos for short or long term rental. With 24 years of experience, our courteous staff looks forward to helping with your vacation or sales needs. Emerald Isle Realty: 7501 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, Sales: 252-354-4060, 800-3044060, EmeraldIsleRealty.com. Awarded 2005 and 2009 Top Office Production Award for Carteret County. Our knowledgeable & professional sales staff is happy to discuss any of your concerns & help you make the correct decision when buying or selling real estate on the coast. Emerald Isle Realty Vacation Rentals: 7501 Emerald Drive, 800-849-3315, 252-3543315, private owner’s line 800-354-2859, EmeraldIsleRealty.com. With almost 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. Guthrie Construction & Interiors, Inc.: 877-778-3585, 252-354-3585, cell 252-6704490, email@example.com. George & Emily Guthrie specialize in building 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, handcraftedhomes. com. We can build your new stick-built home 60
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off-site, faster, with better workmanship & strength, from a wide selection of designs. Hours: Mon, 9am-4pm; Tue-Fri, 9am-5pm; 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. 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 kmarshall@eastnc. twcbc.com. Kitch Ayre: Real Estate Broker with Bluewater, Emerald Isle & Cape Carteret, 888-354-2128, 252-241-1382 cell, firstname.lastname@example.org. 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, 800611-7705, landmarkhomesnc.com. 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, 252354-7248, pat@islandhomesbypatpatteson. com. Stop by to see us at our location behind Bert’s Surf Shop. Custom homes, design service & renovations; call Pat, a Master Certified Green Professional, to build your dreams from design to completion; member of NCHBA and NAHB. Realty World First Coast Realty: 407 Atlantic Beach Causeway, Atlantic Beach, 252247-5150, 800-972-8899, ncvacations.com, email@example.com. Sales, rentals and property management. We need houses for long-term and vacation renters. Sun-Surf Realty (Sales & Rentals): 7701 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, Sales 252-3542958, 800-849-2958, Rentals 252-354-2658, 800-553-7873, sunsurfrealty.com. Come for a week, stay for a lifetime. Call for our rental brochure or email firstname.lastname@example.org for great rentals & fine home sales. Syndie Byrd, CRS: 252-354-6111, 888354-2128 x219, cell 252-646-3244, homesinemeraldisle.com. Real estate broker with 16+ years sales experience in vacation homes, investment properties, year-round/ permanent homes & vacant land. Specializing in Crystal Coast, Cape Carteret & Swansboro. Buyer representation available. Watson-Matthews Real Estate: 9102 Coast Guard Road, Emerald Isle, 252-354-2872, cell 241-4959, email@example.com. Broker & Accredited Buyer’s Representative, specializing in Emerald Isle. Small enough to give buyers & sellers individual attention.
If you are selling your piece of paradise or searching for one, contact me. SHOPS & SERVICES Beach Book Mart: 1010 W. Fort Macon Road, Atlantic Station, Atlantic Beach, features the largest selection of books on the beach including bestsellers, local books, children’s, cookbooks, crafts, magazines & many more, 252-240-5655. DWN Publishing: PO Box 3219, Greenville, NC 27836, 252-320-3276, www. coastalhomebook.com, “The Complete Photo Guide to Coastal Maintenance.” Adapt your home to the coastal environment, tips, techniques and solutions for maintaining your coastal home. More than 300 photographs. Emerald Isle Books: Emerald Plantation, Emerald Isle, 252-354-5325, emeraldislebooks.com. Great selection of books, greeting cards, rubber stamps, kites, bath items, stationery, games, toys & puzzles for the entire family. Hardback books discounted 10%. Emerald Isle Self Storage: 8926 Crew Drive, Emerald Isle (access road to Food Lion), 252-354-6966. Open Mon.-Fri. 9am-4pm, Sat. and Sun. by appt. Now you can keep it all on the island without keeping it in your garage. Just Hair: Emerald Plantation Shopping Center, Emerald Isle, 252-354-3302, 16 years of experience in a full service salon for men & women offering the latest haircuts, foil highlighting, perms, color, facial waxing, braiding, ear piercing. Walk-ins welcome. J.R. Dunn Fine Jewelers: Emerald Plantation in Emerald Isle, 252-354-5074 or Cypress Bay Plaza in Morehead City, 252-7268700. Offers unique & fine quality jewelry including special pieces such as the Emerald Isle Destination Bracelet. Take home this or another memorable piece of paradise or find the perfect gift here. 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, 252-354-8787, petalpushersshop.com. Special for rental property owners, welcome guests with fresh flowers for less than $50 a week. Floral arrangements for all occasions, weddings and everyday, plants, gifts, handcrafted jewelry and local art. Top it Off: 8700 Emerald Plantation, Suite 7, Emerald Isle, 252-354-7111. Experience the difference – offering unique gifts, jewelry, clothing, accessories, shows and much more. Whimsical and fun gifts for all occasions.
advertiser INDEX AA Plumbing................................................. 57
Emerald Isle Self Storage............................. 15
Shorewood Realty.......................................... 5
Academy Mortgage...................................... 41
Flipperz Family Bar & Grill............................ 37
Singing Bowls, The....................................... 20
Ace Builders ................................................ 33
Flipperz, Etc.................................................. 37
Sound Furniture............................................ 16
Advantage Coastal Properties...................... 34
Future Homes............................................... 54
Southern Glass & Mirror............................... 31
Al Williams Properties ................................. 11
Great Windows............................................. 17
Sun-Surf Realty Property Mgmt.................... 21
ALB Fabric.................................................... 43
Guthrie Construction..................................... 13
Sun-Surf Realty Sales.................................. 29
Aldridge Building Contractors....................... 41
Guthrie Interiors.............................................. 7
Sun-Surf Realty, Shelia O’Shea................... 57
Artistic Tile & Stone........................................ 7
Handcrafted Homes........................................ 7
Therapeutic Massage & Body Work............. 34
Atlantic Breeze Storm Shutters.................... 39
Home Repairs by Darryl Marshall................. 51
Tideline Lawn Care....................................... 45
Beach Book Mart.......................................... 17
Insurance Center, The.................................. 43
Top it Off....................................................... 35
Beach House Furniture................................... 7
Island Essentials........................................... 14
Town of Emerald Isle.................................... 24
Bluewater Builders........................................ 22
Island Home Maintenance............................ 15
Waters Landscaping &
Bluewater Insurance..................................... 22
JR Dunn........................................................ 25
Bluewater Real Estate, Kitch Ayre.................. 3
Just Hair....................................................... 25
Bluewater Real Estate, Syndie Byrd, CRS..... 3
Chuck Rutter............................................... 11
Bluewater Sales..............................Back Cover
Landmark Homes/Hatteras Pools................. 50
Window Gang............................................... 62
Bluewater Vacation Rentals............................ 3
LIFTAVATOR Residential Elevators & Lifts..... 6
Windows and More....................................... 62
Brimco Builders............................................ 41
Lighthouse Boutique....................................... 6
Window, Wall & Interior Décor...................... 35
Budget Blinds............................................... 13
McQueen’s Interiors....................................... 4
Window Wizard............................................. 41
Cannon & Gruber, REALTORS.................... 14
Med First Immediate Care &
Yardworks, Inc. Landscaping &
Cape Carteret Aquatic & Wellness Center... 12
Family Practice........................................... 15
Carolina Home & Garden............................. 20
NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores ............. 37
Carteret OBGYN........................................... 35
Ole Porte Racquet Club................................ 27
CENTURY 21 Coastland Realty, Inc.............. 2
Outer Banks Marine Construction................ 11
Clegg’s Termite & Pest Control, Inc.............. 15
Outer Island Accents.................................... 20
Coastal Awnings............................................. 9
Owen’s Construction.................................... 34
Coastal Carolina Regional Airport................ 51
Coastal Craftsmen........................................ 15
Pat Patteson, General Contractor................ 19
Coastal Homeowners Guide......................... 23
Petal Pushers............................................... 17
Country Club of the Crystal Coast................ 10
Pipeline Plumbing......................................... 10
Edward Jones............................................... 45
Emerald Isle Beach & Pool Club.................. 34
Precise Electric Co....................................... 34
Emerald Isle Books....................................... 12
Realty World First Coast............................... 51
Emerald Isle Insurance................................. 31
Realty World, Katrina Marshall..................... 11
Emerald Isle Realty Sales............................ 63
Rhino Shield................................................. 45
Emerald Isle Realty Vacation Rentals.......... 32
Royal Coat.................................................... 43
Vinyl Manufacturing.................................... 51 Watson-Matthews Real Estate,
Lawn Care................................................. 25
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aBsoLuTeLy GoRGeous summerwinds #228, indian Beach $290,000. mLs 12-1336 call Linda 252-725-2621
waTeRfRonT cLassic 209 Bayside drive, cape carteret $849,000. mLs 11-456 call marcia 252-723-8000
1113 ocean drive, emerald isle $1,100,000. mLs 11-2311 call syndie 252-646-3244
cannonsGaTe dReam! 109 hardwick Lane, newport $449,000. mLs 11-5064 call Bucky & Teresa 252-241-5376
100 edna street, emerald isle $1,125,000. mLs 11-4722 call kathy 252-725-1588
pebble Beach B206, emerald isle $319,900. mLs 11-3993 call Linda 252-725-2621
304 Berkeley drive, emerald isle $559,900. mLs 12-580 call kitch 252-241-1382
pt. emerald Villas e205, emerald isle $300,000. mLs 12-2901 call heidi 910-340-4959