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July 2012

Vol. 17, No. 7

Monthly News Magazine for Bogue Banks Property Owners & Residents

• Celebrating the 4th • Free Summer Music • Day Camp on Jones Island • Book Bag Returns • Chamber Connection • Property Watch • Emerald Tidings • Rental Signs • Events Calendar • Town Meetings/Notes: Atlantic Beach Emerald Isle Pine Knoll Shores

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Celebrating the Fourth Few holidays urge us to spend a day in the sun as much as the 4th of July. Plenty of sun and sand, and a full roster of patriotic activities make it easy to do so along the Crystal Coast. The folks in Atlantic Beach will be celebrating for more than a week, with amusement rides and a water slide available June 29-July 9. The rides are open from 1-11pm daily and the water slide will open from 10am7pm. Over in Beaufort, the crew at Discovery Diving is once again organizing the popular Underwater Bike Race to benefit the Mile of Hope. The race starts at 3pm on the starboard side of the USS Indra, which rests in 60 feet of water. The cost to participate is $5 per bicycle. Transportation to the site is available for an additional fee. For information, call 252-7282265. Beaufort is also home to the area’s only 4th of July parade. The old-fashioned favorite begins at 11am on the corner of Gordon and Front streets, parading through downtown with plenty of pets, wagons, kids, flags and music. Free ice cream follows at Carteret County Courthouse. When it comes to fireworks, Carteret County definitely has some options. Displays begin at 9pm and are all free to attend. Fireworks displays are planned at: •Beaufort – The Boathouse at Front Street Village welcomes visitors for its annual celebration. The Beaufort Fireman’s Association will sell hotdogs and beverages while sack races, dodge ball and other games help fill the time until the grand display. • Morehead City Fireworks – Cap off the evening on the Morehead City waterfront. Listen to music by the Main Event Band and enjoy fireworks over the water.



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• Emerald Isle Fireworks – Planned for Bogue Inlet Pier, allowing for visibility from both the ocean and the sound. • Atlantic Beach Fireworks – Live music begins at 7pm at the Atlantic Beach Circle with fireworks to follow.

Movies in the Sand Family movies are in full swing again this summer at the Circle on Atlantic Beach. Bring a blanket, lawn chairs and the family for free movies every Wednesday night. July’s movies include “Wizard of Oz” (July 5), “Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows – Part 1” (July 11), “Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows – Part 2” (July 12), “Jaws” (July 18) and “Hugo” (July 25).

Youth Programs at the Library Parents of school age children will want to note the dates of this year’s Storytelling Festival, an annual event attracting the children of year-round residents and summer visitors. Running for four Wednesdays – July 11, 18, 25 and Aug. 1 – the festival has expanded to the larger space at the Crystal Coast Civic Center at 10am and is repeated at Bethlehem Methodist Church in Bogue at 2pm. Admission is free, no reservations required. The program is supported by the Friends of the Bogue Banks Public Library, Friends of the Carteret County Public Library and the Friends of the Western Public Library. Children’s Storytime is an offering for 3-5 year olds at the Bogue Banks Public Library led by Miss Brita, resident charmer of little kids. The program is held at 10am each Thursday. Call the library for further information 252-247-4660. Friends of the Library are also funding a nationwide adult summer reading program, Between the Covers. The program promises good reading and prizes at the end. Sign up is going on now.

Free Summer Music If there’s anything we like as much as the sun, sand and surf, it’s the sounds of good music carried by the warm ocean breeze ruffling our hair, giving us a little something to tap our toes to while we relax. In Carteret County there are plenty of options for relaxation, and plenty more for toe-tapping as summer concert series across the county get underway. Here is the schedule for July, along the island and beyond. The Friends of Fort Macon offer a long-running concert program featuring an array of music. Wild Honey performs on July 13 and the Morehead City Brass takes to the parade deck on July 27. (cont. on page 10)


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The newly-renamed EmeraldFest brings music to the Western Ocean Regional Access thanks to the town of Emerald Isle. Catch Bryan Mayer on July 5 and Big Drink on July 19. Concerts run from 5:30-7:30pm. New this year, SwanFest brings performers to Olde Towne Square in the heart of historic Swansboro. Selah Dubb is scheduled to perform on July 8, Carolina Connection on July 22 and Wild Honey on July 29. Music runs from 6:30-8pm. There are two options in downtown Morehead City. In its second year, the Alive at Five series offers familyfriendly concerts from 5-8pm at Katherine Davis Park. The Band of Oz is slated to make an appearance on July 6. Morehead City Parks and Recreation’s Concert in the Park program takes over the waterfront Jaycee Park, 9th and Shepard streets, from 7-8:30pm on Saturday evenings. In July enjoy the music of the Donald Thompson Band on July 7, Scearce & Ketner on July 14, Robert McDuffy on July 21 and Panyelo on July 28.

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Lunch & History Lunch with a Dash of History, featuring Eastern North Carolina’s favorite raconteur, Rodney Kemp, is in full swing at The History Place, Morehead City, offering tidbits of history and a fair dose of laughs. In July, join Kemp to learn about the “Explosion of the Potomac at Port Terminal” on Friday, July 6 and “The Saga of Otway Burns” on Friday, July 13. The cost is $12 with lunch, $5 without, and reservations must be made on the Wednesday prior to the lecture. To learn more, or to purchase tickets, call 252-247-7533 or visit www. thehistoryplace.org

Day Camp on Jones Island The NC Coastal Federation has set aside a few days this summer to help educate youngsters about the fragile ecosystem in which we live. A summer day camp is offered from 9am3pm on Wednesday, July 11 and 25, for rising third through fifth graders. Day campers will learn about the coastal ecosystem and ecology, Native American influences and wildlife through hands-on activities on Jones Island in the White Oak River. The cost is $30 per child. Snacks and water are provided. Participants should wear clothes that can get wet and closed toe shoes and be prepared for a day in the sun. To learn more, call Sarah Phillips, 252-393-8185, or email sarahp@nccoast.org.

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JOE CASTLE WAS the brightest star baseball had ever seen in his first few weeks playing for the Chicago Cubs in 1973. The kid from Calico Rock, Ark., was the idol of young baseball fans everywhere. Paul Tracey is an 11-year-old boy who keeps a scrapbook of every feat performed by the new Cubs slugger. Paul’s father is a starting pitcher for the New York Mets. On a day in August of that year the Cubs come to play the Mets and the lives of Joe Castle, Paul Tracey and Paul’s father are changed forever. This is the basic story of John Grisham’s latest novel. This time, the prolific courtroom storyteller has chosen the venue of America’s favorite pastime, and he has produced a winner.  Grisham employs his penchant for researching the details of the legal system to the field of professional baseball. Fans of the sport will recognize the names of many of the real players from the time inserted into this fictional account of this summer in the mid-1970s. The strategies and statistics of the nostalgic sport highlighted here are also evidence of the details the author has investigated or possibly already knew as a knowledgeable fan. Baseball is, however, only the setting for a story that is more about the relationship between a father and son, a dysfunctional bond which leads to years of disconnect. Paul’s father, Warren, is certainly no model parent, and does little on or off the field to engender respect from his son. Grisham has written a character in Warren Tracey who is hard to like. This author is adept at creating such personalities in his novels. He is also capable of drawing the reader into pulling for such characters to change. The inside jacket of the book says this is a novel of “forgiveness and redemption” which leads the reader to believe that there will be some good to come from a very tragic story. Be warned, readers, that your heart may experience a little tug and even a smile or two may automatically appear on your face as you get close to the end. This kind of progression in the drama is the stuff of great writing. “Calico Joe” is a book for the summer, a book for fathers and sons, and a book for those who want a quality short novel that will stick in one’s memory. What happened to “Calico Joe” is the question the book raises. What happens to the reader is the question that is most intriguing.  A few hours in the bleachers with John Grisham will be a rewarding pastime for readers. Curt Finch Emerald Isle Books 12

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Prepare to be amazed when you see how they will just know – within inches – exactly where to place that art treasure you just found, perhaps at the Tidewater Gallery on the waterfront in Swansboro, one of my personal local favorites for art browsing. If contemporary art is more to your taste, be sure to visit the Carteret Contemporary Art Gallery on Arendell Street in downtown Morehead City where you may view paintings by Sue Sneddon. For over 30 years, Sue has made annual pilgrimages during the autumn equinox to Emerald Isle to capture so exceedingly well the interplay of water and light and sky. Music is such a personal experience and one that enhances every vacation. Songs and our individual play lists tell the stories of our loves and evoke memories of our younger selves and those salty, hot beach days listening to Top 40 on a transistor radio. Today, providing a musical outlet for your rental guests couldn’t be easier with the evolution of iPod docks with outstanding acoustical quality. Guests to your beach home will love being able to use their iPod or iPhone to play their favorite downloads, or even roam through their favorite artists on Pandora. Great tunes might also inspire a little impromptu after dinner dancing on the screened porch! Consider a high quality iPod dock for the main living area and clock radios with built-in iPod docks for the master bedrooms. Enhancing the vacation experience for your family, friends and vacation rental guests is just another way to help them fall in love with your island home. Evocative artwork, lively music on the iPod and gorgeous views of ocean and sound – life is better lived on an island. Julia Batten Wax Broker/Owner, Emerald Isle Realty jwax@EIRealty.com

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SENATE BILL 795 would effectively erase the existing School Calendar Law, but lawmakers appear to have retreated from their original position to open the schools as early as Aug. 18. Replacement language has been inserted into the bill, so the first day of school for students will be on the Monday closest to Aug. 26. That means the opening day for students would be as early as Aug. 23 … but never later than Aug. 29. (The existing School Calendar Law prevented schools from opening prior to Aug. 25.) The Monday closest to Aug. 26 appears to be a palatable accommodation to many tourism officials. They point out that school will start after Aug. 25 in more years than it will start before Aug. 25. If the bill becomes law, schools will open Monday, Aug. 27, which is “no change” this year (because Aug. 25 is a Saturday). The Senate approved Senate Bill 795 (Excellent Public Schools Act) on June 5, by a vote of 31-17.  All Senate Republicans voted in favor and 17 of 19 Democrats voted against.  (Two were absent.) The bill was sent immediately to the House of Representatives and referred to the House Committee on Education. Rep. Pat McElraft of Emerald Isle is a member of that committee, which meets every Tuesday morning while the General Assembly is in session.  “Travel and tourism is vitally important here in Carteret County,” said Mary Carlyle Brown of Realty World First Coast Realty, who serves as the chair elect of the Carteret County Chamber of Commerce.  “The chamber’s board of directors has consistently and adamantly opposed giving local school districts flexibility to set their own

calendars, because that would give many of them the green light to start school in early August, with teachers and staff reporting back for duty in late July,” she said. “Shrinking the summer vacation period would have devastating effects on coastal businesses that depend on summer tourism. Our chamber represents approximately 900 members, and it’s largely understood here in Carteret County that ‘tourism is everybody’s business.’ One Morehead City restaurant owner asserts that a summer weekend typically generates $30,000 or more in revenue for his business.  “Tourism expenditures create tax revenues that help pay for public education in North Carolina. We need to do everything we can to ensure a healthy tourism environment for the benefit of all. “We continue to be apprehensive, about a ‘waiver feature’ within Senate Bill 795 that allows some school systems to open for students on the Monday closest to Aug. 19,” Brown said.  The bill specifies:  “If schools in any local school administrative unit in a county have been closed 8 days per year during any 4 of the last 10 years because of severe weather conditions, energy shortages, power failures or other emergency situations,” the school system can ask the State Board of Education for a waiver to move up the start date to the Monday closest to Aug. 19.  At the same time, the bill eliminates waivers that could be requested previously, based on vague “educational purposes.” “If the bill becomes law, the General Assembly will need to be vigilant to assure that no unwarranted waivers are granted,” Brown concluded. 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 email mike@nccoastchamber.com.

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1, 8, 15, 22, 29: 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: 252247-4003 or www.ncaquariums.com. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30: 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. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31: Shoreline Planting at Jones Island. Join the NC Coastal Federation as it strives to restore and maintain the shoreline on Jones Island in Swansboro. Volunteers should be prepared to get wet and dirty, closed toe shoes and work gloves are recommended. Age 12 and up. Hours vary. Details: Lexia Weaver at 252-393-8185 or email lexiaw@nccoast.org. 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. 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: 252247-4003. Kayaking 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. Same program runs from 9-11am each Saturday. Details: 252-247-4003. 4, 7, 14, 21, 28: Concert in the Park. 78:30pm. Join the Morehead City Parks and Recreation Dept. for a free summer concert at Jaycee Park on the Morehead City waterfront. 18

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Listings include: “The Wizard of Oz” (5th), “Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallow,” Part 1 (11), “Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallow,” Part 2 (12), “Jaws” (18) and “Hugo” (25). Rain dates are held on Thursday nights. Details: www.atlanticbeach-nc.com. 6, 13, 20, 27: Onboard Collection Cruise. 9a12pm. All aboard with the NC Aquarium for a trawl and dredge excursion in coastal waters and see what comes up in our nets. Age 6 and up, $35. Details: 252-247-4003. Marsh Madness. 10am-noon. Put on your water shoes for an exciting morning wading 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. 6, 20: Movie in the Park. Dusk. Join the Surf City Parks and Recreation Dept. for an outside viewing of a family-friendly movie at Soundside Park. Movies this month include “Dolphin Tale” and “Adventures Tin Tin.” Guests are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs and other comfort items. No alcohol is allowed. Rain location is the Surf City Community Center. Details: 910-328-4887. Fri. 6: Alive at Five. 5-8pm. Join the Downtown Morehead City Revitalization Association for a free concert near the Morehead City waterfront. This month the Band of Oz performs. Details: www. downtownmoreheadcity.com or 252-8080440. 7, 14, 21, 28: Kayak the Roosevelt Natural Area. 9-11am. 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: 252247-4003. Sat. 7: Great 4th Race. 9am. Traditionally rigged sailing craft celebrate the historic voyages that carried the news of the signing of the Declaration of Independence to the Outer Banks at the NC Maritime Museum’s Watercraft Center. Details: 252-728-7317. Fish Fry. 11am. Celebrate Independence Day with the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum & Heritage Center, 1785 Harkers Island Rd. Fresh fish will be served with all the trimmings. Eat in or carry out available. Details: 252-728-1500 ext. 26. 8, 22, 29: SwanFest. 6:30-8pm. Enjoy live music at Olde Town Square in downtown Swansboro. Bring chairs, blankets, even (cont. on page 42)


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C H A M B E R Connection Small Businesses are Backbone Of Crystal Coast’s Economy CARTERET COUNTY’S SMALL businesses are ready to serve visitors and guests who are coming to the Crystal Coast this summer. Local merchants used the annual celebration of “Small Business Week in Carteret County” May 20-26 to reaffirm the “Hand of Hospitality” initiative that is the hallmark of the Carteret County Chamber of Commerce. “Our Small Business Appreciation Luncheon on May 24 at The Country Club of the Crystal Coast in Pine Knoll Shores was a pep rally for our local businesses to roll out the red carpet for the tourists and second home owners who are headed our way to enjoy their summer vacations,” said Mal Garland of Sound Bank, who chairs the chamber’s board of directors. “Today, almost all of the employers in Carteret County qualify under the US Small Business Administration’s classic definition as ‘small businesses’ – having fewer than 500 employees – and beyond a shadow of a doubt … small businesses are the foundation for our past success as a community … and the backbone of our economy. “And small businesses are the key to our future growth and development. Each and every job counts … and combined, they all add up to make for a diverse workforce that drives our local business sector.” Garland applauded Travis Burt and his associates at Transportation Impact in Emerald Isle for doing their part to create jobs. Burt, who is a co-founder of the company, was selected earlier this year as the 2012 recipient of the Chamber’s Small Business Person of the Year Award for demonstrating exemplary business practices and community leadership.

“It’s a fact that Transportation Impact is one of the fastest growing companies in America, moving from five employees a year ago to 22 today and we are happy to have the company make its home in Carteret County,” Garland said. (Transportation Impact helps its clients reduce small package shipping costs by negotiating competitive contracts with carriers.) Carteret County’s Small Business Week observance is coordinated by the Small Business Resource Alliance. Partners in the alliance are the Chamber, Carteret Community College, Carteret County Economic Development Council, JobLink Career Center, NC Military Business Center and SCORE. Joan Lamson of Pine Knoll Shores, who is a SCORE counselor, said the alliance sponsors six Small Business Roundtables that meet in various sections of the county once a week. These one-hour gatherings are designed to help small business owners and managers be more successful, by addressing contemporary topics that affect the bottom line – from hiring and customer service skills to marketing and accounting. There is no cost to attend and advance registration is not required. To inquire, contact John Smith at Carteret Community College at 252222-6200 or 252-222-6123. “I would like to personally invite all Bogue Banks business people – and those from out-of-town who are visiting us this summer – to come to the Roundtable session that meets every Friday from 8-9am at the town of Pine Knoll Shores Public Safety Building, 314 Salter Path Road, Pine Knoll Shores,” Lamson said. The Carteret County Chamber of Commerce is located at 801 Arendell St., Suite 1, Morehead City, NC 28557. Call 1-800-622-6278, (252) 726-6350 or email mike@nccoastchamber.com. Mike Wagoner, President Carteret County Chamber of Commerce

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UPON THE TOWN’S request, NC Rep. Pat McElraft has introduced House Bill 1181 – Emerald Isle Local Option Sales Tax – that would authorize the town to conduct a town referendum on a new 1 percent sales tax, with proceeds statutorily earmarked specifically for beach preservation efforts. H1181 can be viewed at www.ncleg.net/gascripts/BillLookUp/BillLookUp.pl?Session=2011&BillID=H1181. Sen. Jean Preston has been involved in the development of this bill with the Town, and also supports the bill. The town is pursuing this authority to ensure that adequate funding is available in the future to meet the town’s long-term beach nourishment needs. The town’s long-term beach nourishment plan relies on state contributions for 25 percent of projected future costs, county room occupancy tax revenues for 50 percent of projected future costs and town special district property tax revenues for 25 percent of projected future costs. Due to ongoing state budget challenges, there are concerns about the state’s ability to provide the required future contributions, and the proposed Emerald Isle 1 percent beach preservation tax is intended to replace the required State funding. If ultimately approved by the NC General Assembly and the town’s voters, the new tax would be levied on all sales and use transactions (except for groceries and non-prepared food items) in the town of Emerald Isle only. This new tax is expected to generate approximately $700,000-$800,000 annually for the town’s future beach nourishment needs. Taxes are never popular, especially new taxes, however, the town believes that the proposed new 1 percent beach preservation tax represents the most equitable and reliable funding source to replace the required state funding. Essentially, the voters of Emerald Isle will have three choices if the General Assembly authorizes a referendum for Emerald Isle voters: 1) the town could simply not replace the state funding, and have less funding available for future beach nourishment, thereby resulting in less frequent projects and/or less sand placed and greater erosion risks, 2) the town could double the existing 4.5 cent (oceanfront and inlet-front) and 1.5 cent (all other properties) special district property taxes, or 3) implement the proposed new 1 percent beach preservation (sales) tax. If the NC General Assembly approves H1181 in the 2012 session, a town referendum could occur in November 2012 or spring 2013. For a more detailed explanation of this issue, please visit www.emeraldislenc.org/CommunityNotice/beachpreservationtax.htm.

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If you are a property owner, and do not have your permit or need an additional permit, please visit the town administration building or call 252-3543424 to secure a re-entry permit. The cost for a replacement or additional permit is $25. Please check to make sure you have your permit now. Please don’t wait until the storm is approaching to secure a new re-entry permit, as the lines are often long and town staff is also busy preparing the town for potential hurricane impacts. Thanks for your cooperation and patience!

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The town implemented a new local golf cart program in 2011 that allows registered golf carts to be driven on all town streets in Emerald Isle (except for Hwy 58 and Coast Guard Road). The new program has been very popular over the past year and a half, and the board of commissioners recently approved an ordinance amendment to allow registered golf carts to be driven at night. For more information about the town’s golf cart program, please visit www.emeraldisle-nc.org/golfcarts.htm. (cont. on page 46)


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WITH LITTLE DISCUSSION the board formally approved the FY 2012-13 of $8.89 million unanimously as presented by Town Manager Frank Rush. The General Fund, the largest portion on the budget, totals $6.97 million, an increase of $181,764 or 1.81 percent from the previous year’s budget. The town’s property tax rates will remain the same at 11.5 percent, along with the Special Beach Nourishment Tax rates of 4.5 cent rate for oceanfront and inlet-front property owners, and 1.5 cents for all other owners. The town approved a $10 increase in the solid waste fees, from $190 to $200. The approved budget may be viewed in its entirety at www. emeraldisle-nc.org.

The board unanimously approved amending the unified development ordinance to allow for home wind energy systems within the town’s residential districts. The approved regulations allow for roof top installations only and the systems can extend no more than 6 feet from its base. They cannot extend higher that the home’s roof peak. All systems must operate with a level of 45 decibels when measured at the property line, which is similar to the noise levels of a “quiet urban” and “suburban night time” according to chart of common outdoor sound levels presented to the board.

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The board unanimously voted to adopt the 2012 update of the Emerald Isle Emergency Operations Plan as presented by Fire Chief Bill Walker. The changes to the plan were mostly administrative in nature, updating definitions and references to NC General Statues. Walker did point out one change to make the document more useful to users, the movement of a checklist that outlines the duties and responsibilities of employees prior to and during a hurricane. The board also approved unanimously the naming of TAG Grinding Service, Inc., of Dadewille, Ala., as the town’s primary contractor for hurricane debris removal along with naming Byrd Brothers Emergency Services, LLC, of Wilson as the second call contractor. A total of 9 contractors participated in the bidding process, and the bids were evaluated by Johnson Environmental and Disaster Consulting Services using a processes that evaluated the cost of removing the estimated debris created by a category 2 storm; 44,547 cubic yards of construction and demolition (C&D) debris within the town, 12,237 cubic yards of C&D debris from the beach, and the removal of 24,336 cubic yards of vegetative debris. Using this scenario, TAG was the lowest bidder with an extrapolated cost of $530,373.75, while Byrd was the second lowest overall bidder with an estimated cost of $572,058.24.

The board considered, but sent back to the staff, an amendment to its unified development ordinance to regulate electronic gaming operations within the town. The proposed ordinance would have allowed electronic gaming within the town’s commercial district, and established set regulations for standalone electronic gaming businesses or those businesses who have added these games as an accessory to their permitted business. Currently three businesses within the town have added these games, Paddy’s Pub, Ballyhoo’s and the Emerald Club. The board expressed concern on the proposed ordinance’s business separation requirements, 1,250 feet between each location with electronic gaming, and from any parcel used or occupied by a church, public park, public parking area, playground or movie theater, would, if adopted, made two of the three current businesses non-conforming. The board asked that the regulations be reworked so those existing businesses are in compliance with the rules once adopted.

Residential Solar Panel Regulations Adopted The board voted 4-1, Commissioner Nita Hedreen voting in opposition to amend its unified development ordinance to regulate solar panels in residential zoning districts. Hedreen sided with Bluewater Bay subdivision resident John Hendrickson who asked the board to reject the regulations during the public hearing prior to the board’s consideration of the regulations. Hendrickson felt that the proposed regulations did not protect the “beauty and character of the community.” He asked that the board send the regulations back to the planning board so they may “develop more meaningful regulations.” The adopted regulations call for proper permits from the town prior to the installation of solar panels within the residential districts. The regulations call for all roof installations to be certified by a professional licensed engineer to ensure the roof structure can safely carry the load. The regulations also allows for freestanding solar panels, as long as the structure they are placed upon meet all applicable provisions of the NC Building 26

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Citizens Comments Allan Watts addressed the board with concerns over the beach nourishment program and beach nourishment tax that the council adopted later that evening. Watts reported that the “dry sand has increased each year,” in front of his home. Watts expressed that the nourishment program places sand onto private property owner’s land. He said the town’s position that public land extends from the high water mark to the dune line, “is not true.” Watts stated that the “council has exposed homeowners to liability,” as the town allows vehicles to use the beach strand which is private homeowner’s land. “We know who will be sued if someone is hit by a vehicle on my property,” Watts pointed out. Watts concluded his remarks by asserting he believes it is “private property rights that have been run over.” Reported by Dan Ryan


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GardenScape Battling the Chinch Bug IN MID TO late summer, especially in St. Augustine lawns, we at the coast often see chinch bug damage. The damage is first expressed by a wilting lawn, which it holds footprints instead of springing back when walked on, that has a yellowish tinge. Rick L. Brandenburg, James R. Baker and Steve Bambara, Extension entomologists at NC State, have produced a very good publication on these bugs. Now is the time to study this information, which will help you manage your lawn to reduce the risk of infestation and identify whether these bugs are your problem:

General Information The Southern chinch bug is primarily a problem on thick mats of turf in sunny, open areas. It is most commonly reported as a pest on St. Augustine grass, but also infests centipede grass, zoysia grass, bahia

spots causing the area to expand. Chinch bug damage is greatest during the summer when hot, dry conditions exist. Except for southern Florida where chinch bugs are active year around, Southern chinch bugs overwinter as eggs. The eggs are found inserted in crevices at grass nodes or between overlapping leaf blades. Females deposit 100-300 eggs. Eggs hatch in spring, releasing nymphs to feed and develop for 2-6 weeks. Adults cause little damage, but new generations of nymphs increase the feeding damage.

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grass, torpedo grass, pangola grass, and occasionally Bermuda grass. The Southern chinch bug adults are oblong, oval, and black with shiny white wings. They are 1/6-1/5 inch long. Each wing bears a distinctive, triangular black mark. First and second instars, immature bugs, are bright orange. Third and fourth instars, also immature, but larger and closer to being adults, are darker red, and the last instar resembles the adult. Do not confuse the adult with big-eyed bugs.

Biology Chinch bug populations are concentrated near the surface of the soil. Nymphs extract plant juices with needle-like mouthparts and are primarily responsible for lawn damage. On St. Augustine grass, feeding is primarily restricted to the tender basal area of grass blades and nodes of runners. As the nymphs feed, yellowish spots first appear and soon become brown, irregular dead areas in the grass. As the grass dies, the nymphs move to the periphery of the dead 28

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Good cultural management can reduce the need for chemicals. Keep thatch to a minimum. Thatch provides protection for chinch bugs and chemically interferes with many insecticides. Be sure to observe proper mowing, fertilization, watering, and specific lawn care practices for St. Augustine grass to minimize thatch. (See Carolina Lawns AG-69) The ‘Raleigh’ variety of St. Augustine grass is highly susceptible to chinch bug damage. The varieties of ‘Floratam’ and ‘Floralawn’ show varying degrees of resistance, however, they lack cold-hardiness. Check with your county Cooperative Extension office to see how these varieties perform in your area. Chinch bugs are attacked by several predatory insects. Repeated use of chemicals on a lawn may also reduce the beneficial insects. Apply insecticides only when necessary. Cool, cloudy weather promotes fungal pathogens which attack chinch bugs and keep populations low. Proper irrigation can help reduce the likelihood of chinch bug damage.

Chemical The first step is to be certain that the

lawn problem is due to chinch bugs. Check the lawn weekly during the growing season, especially in direct sun and along walks and driveways. Look for off-color areas. Where chinch bugs are suspected, part the grass at the edge of the affected areas and examine the soil and base of the turf. Check in several places. An approximate treatment threshold is 2025 chinch bugs per square foot. (See also, “plastic bag method” below.) If the problem is localized, spot treatment of off-color turf and around the perimeter of the affected spot is appropriate and preferred. Insecticides may be used in granular or liquid formulations applied with hose-end sprayers. Recommendations for insecticides approved for control of these insects in home lawns can be found under Chinch Bugs in the Insect Control in Home Lawns section of the “NC Agricultural Chemicals Manual.”

Management for Professionals The approximate threshold at which damage is first noticed is 20-25 chinch bugs per square foot. Visual examination and the “plastic bag method” may be used for detection. For the “plastic bag method” place a large square of turf in a large sealable, clear plastic bag. Seal it and place it in the sun. After a several minutes and as the bag heats, insects will leave the turf and collect on the inside of the bag where they can be counted. Sample several (non dead) areas, especially around the edge of an affected region. The “flotation method” may be also be used. For the flotation method, force one end of a 6inch diameter coffee can with both ends removed, into to the turf. Fill the can with water for 10 minutes. Examine the insects floating on the water surface. Treatment threshold is 4-5 chinch bugs per can. Be sure not to confuse adults with big-eyed bugs. Consult the product label for other important information on application and restrictions. Resistance to some chemicals has been reported. Rotate chemicals to avoid problems. Use of surfactants may be helpful. To make turf less attractive to chinch bugs in regularly infested areas, use organic, slow-release nitrogen sources and reduce the rate of applied nitrogen.

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Atlantic Beach 3 Planning Board, usually 1st Tuesday, 6pm, call 7262121, town hall meeting room. 23 Town Council, 4th Monday, 6pm, town hall meeting room. Emerald Isle 10 Town Board, 2 Tuesday, 7pm, town board meeting room, 7500 Emerald Drive. 18 Island Quilters, 3rd Wednesday, 1pm, town hall complex, 354-2269. 19 Business Assoc., 3rd Thursday, noon, EI Parks & Rec., 354-3424. 23 Planning Board, 4th Monday, 6pm, town board meeting room, 7500 Emerald Drive. nd

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Pine Knoll Shores 3 Board of Adjustment, as necessary, 1st Tuesday, 9:30am. 9 Fire/EMS Department, 2nd Monday, 7pm. 9 PKA, 2nd Monday, 9:30am, town hall. 10 Board of Commissioners, 2nd Tuesday, 6pm, town hall. 17 PARC, meetings to be held on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 10am. 17 PIKSCO, 3rd Tuesday, 5pm. 18 Community Appearance Commission, 3rd Wednesday, 9am. 24 Planning Board, 4th Tuesday, 2pm. Around the County 9 Carteret County Democratic Party, 2nd Saturday, 9am, Golden Corral, Morehead City, all Democrats invited to attend, 726-8276, carteretdemocrats.org. 12 Carteret County Republican Party, 2nd Tuesday, 7pm, District Court, Beaufort, all Republicans welcome to attend, 247-5660, carteretcountygop. org. 21 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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AT T H E Aquarium A Cool Experience HOT AND HUMID? Thunderheads on the horizon? Cool off at the aquarium with a visit to Penguin Plunge. Watch Suki, South, Sly and Oswald waddle and swim in their habitat, near the river otters. The time-

on shark anatomy in a creature feature, and meet a bamboo shark in an animal encounter. Take the best Facebook photo of the summer in front of an inflatable model of a great white shark, sharpen your wits and win prizes in a shark jeopardy quiz game, enjoy shark crafts and hands-on activities and keep your eye trained for Friendly Finley, the shark mascot. For an even bigger bite, the shark theme takes over every day July 22-28 for Shark Week. Activities are free with admission or membership. Any day you visit, look for four shark species at the aquarium. The 306,000-gallon Living Shipwreck is home to two toothy sand tiger sharks. Sandbar sharks and nurse sharks also swim the Living Shipwreck waters. An aptly named bonnethead shark, also called a shovelhead shark, is easy to pick out among the marine life of the Queen Anne’s Revenge exhibit.

Turtle Tuesdays limited exhibit is free with admission or membership. Enjoy the penguins any day between 9am and 5pm – including Independence Day. The aquarium is open regular hours for the holiday. In addition to the four featured African penguins, the exhibit includes lots of information about the world’s other 16 penguin species and how people can help them. Weather permitting, a giant work of sand art saluting the penguins by famed sand sculptors Sandy Feat will grace the entrance through early July. In addition to the penguins, enjoy nearly 40 other exhibits focused on North Carolina’s aquatic environments and twicedaily dive presentations and animal programs. See the river otters play every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday morning, or time your visit for themed days. Whether you’re a new visitor or an old friend, there’s something new to see and do every summer.

Fins and Grins Enjoy a fun frenzy of gills and thrills every summer weekend through Friday, Aug. 10 with Fin-Filled Fridays, when activities, programs, crafts and displays turn the spotlight on sharks. See how sharks really eat in shark feeding programs. Ask divers in the Living Shipwreck about the sharks swimming around them. Get the inside story

On summer Tuesdays, all types of turtles take the stage at the aquarium. Turtle Tuesdays feature programs, activities, crafts and exhibits all about these shelled reptiles, both freshwater and saltwater dwellers. Find out more about a turtle’s daily life in a creature feature, meet various turtles around the aquarium, and come out of your shell to compete for prizes in a turtle jeopardy quiz game. Watch for turtle crafts and activities for the younger set in Discovery classroom. The summer winds up with a special Sea Turtle Celebration on Aug. 14. Be on the lookout for several types of turtles at the aquarium. Freshwater turtles include spiny softshell, box turtle, red-eared slider, yellowbelly slider, Eastern river cooter and diamondback terrapin. Sea turtle species include young loggerheads and a larger green sea turtle. Turtle activities are free with admission or membership.

More Family Fun For an experience that will send your spirits soaring, pick up “boarding passes” to the day’s presentation of Winging It – Birds in Flight. This ticketed program features migratory birds on the wing daily at 1pm, and seating is limited. Tickets are $4 in addition to admission. Other additional indoor adventures include Aquarium ABCs for the small fry in the family. Choose from a variety of behind-the-scenes tours, dinner or breakfast with the critters or even afternoon apprenticeships. Outdoors, sign up for paddling excursions, fishing, crabbing and clamming, beach and marsh explorations – even an on-board collection trip. These programs require advance registration and additional fees. Call or see the website for times and how to register online.

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P R O P E R T Y Watch Bogue Banks & area property transfers as recorded at the Carteret County Registrar of Deeds during May 2012.* Atlantic Beach

Harold and Betty Welch, Karen and Harold Welch, II and Brian and Marion Hamnett to Lesli Johnston, 1918 Fort Macon Road, $55,000.

Mercer Building & Design to I.J. Hunter Construction Co., 500 Professional Park Drive, $51,500.

William and Julie Crawley to Keith and Cynthia Burke, 1918 Fort Macon Road, $60,000.

CRM Mid-Atlantic Properties, LLC to Lot 7G, LLC, 1125 Spartina Drive, Jarrett Bay Marine Industrial Park South, $65,000.

Mattew Gaudioso, II to Jerry Lee Batten, 1918 Fort Macon Road, $70,000.

Patrick and Carin Miskelly to Jaclyn and Levi Oglesby, III, 206 Bell Creek Drive, $92,500.

Sherry Manning to Frank Pepper, 220 Dogwood St., $150,000.

Nancy Piner, John and Polly Willis and David and Kimberly Farlee to NC Dept. of Transportation, 141 Lena Perry Lane, $92,500.

Hal and Teri Harris to Brian and Debbie Minshew, 1904 Fort Macon Road, $185,000. Neil and Helen Frank to Edward and Elizabeth Markowski, 301 Commerce Way Road, $195,000. First Troy SPE, LLC to Mike and Tamara Goda, 2008 Fort Macon Road, $199,000. T. Lawrence and Faye Gulley, Prudence and Williams Boseman, Oscar Gulley, III, Lee and Lydia Gulley and Fran and William Harris to Dale and Diana Goldman, 400 Bogue Blvd., $200,000. Dean and Gray Worthington to Helen Rasberry, 111 Caswell St., $255,000. Atlantic Beach Holdings, LLC to Black Rice, LLC, 2604 Fort Macon Road, $600,000.

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Kerry and Laura Sinclair to Michael and Corliss Bradley, 802 Mulberry St. $43,000. Mildred Beacham and Julia Royals to NC Dept. of Transportation, 2322 Hwy 70, $45,000

Shelly Berner to John and Nancy Stengel, 203 Colonial St., $110,000. Peggy and Charles McKay, Jr. and Reba Moots to NC Dept. of Transportation, highway right of way, 177 Bunch Road, $129,150. Nancy Ricks to Constance Colby, 111 Willow St., $165,000. Delores Conrad to Robert and JoAnne Bridges, 171 River Drive, $175,000. Robert and Virginia Santucci to William Croom, 192 Wards Creek Road, $200,000. Jack and Susan Ashley to Jeremy and Sara Jackson, 233 Gatsey Lane, $220,000. Meri and Philip Gibbs to Elmina Swain, 1513 Front St., $221,000. Andrew and Gail Gentry to Jamal and Vickie Summey, 106 Crows Nest Circle, $312,500. William and Judy Ann Carr to George Wheatly, 119 Holly Lane, $335,000.

George and Patricia Schlecht to Mark and Marsha Nivison and Mary Nivison, 100 Olde Towne Yacht Club Drive #409, $499,000. Gallant Partners, LLC to CapStone Bank, Lot 105, Beaufort Townes, $650,000. Gallant Partners, LLC to Debra and John Watkins, Jr., Lot 101, Beaufort Townes, $650,000. Gallant Partners, LLC to 103 Broad St., LLC, Lot 103, Beaufort Townes, $650,000. Gallant Partners, LLC to Bonnie Gaylord, Lot 107, Beaufort Townes, $650,000.

Cape Carteret

Bertram and Gloria Pearson and Curtis and Betty Pearson to Alice and Francis Lahnstein, II, 303 Spell Drive, $130,000. Dale and Joann Finch to Louis Cipriani, III, 300 Osprey Ridge Drive #7, $149,000. Gail Dupree to Ellis and Veronica Nelson, 9201 Coast Guard Road #H-106, $161,500. Thomas and Virginia Franklin, Kimberly and Charles Franklin, Jr. and Jeffrey and Dawn Franklin to Thomas and Virginia Franklin, 313 Cape Fear Loop, $197,500. Kenneth and Jo Ann Hauser to Glenn Allen, 8608 Reed Drive, $221,000. Marty and Robert McFadden to Charles Floars, Jr., 101 Dorothy Court, $239,500. B. Chester Glover and Sarah Glover to Randal Thompson, 107 Connie St., $250,000.

Bobby and Margaret Baker to Walter and Kathleen Haddock, 205 Bogue Sound Drive, $143,000.

Vernon Kennedy to Jonathan and Donna Browning, 114 Stuart Ave., $260,000.

William Jones, Jr. to Michele Woodard, 107 Quail Neck Court, $160,000.

Ruth Anne Riffle to Jerry and Gayle Jordan, 102 Sea Oats Drive, $275,000.

Steven and Shannon Coker to William and Suzanne Burrow, 352 Bahia Lane, $260,000.

Susan and Curtis McDuffee to John and Anna Winston, 106 Sea Buoy Court, $280,000.

William and Mary Weiss to Nachelle and Billy Ray Moore, Jr., 534 Neptune Drive, $395,000.

Daniel and Patricia Glosson to Matthew Alvarez and Eleanor Rhee, 803 Ocean Drive #W, $285,000.

Cedar Island

Michael and Martha Belk to Mark Willis, 7121 Archers Creek Drive, $299,000.

Marsh Harbour Partners, Inc. to Stone Bay Partners, LLC, 304 Marsh Island Drive, 104 & 106 Sweet Grass Trail, $150,000. Stone Bay Partners, LLC to Mark and Lori Elfers, 105 Sweet Grass Trail, $315,000.

Emerald Isle

Lois Dickerson to David and Kelly Speer, 323 Fairview Drive, $125,000.

Bonita and Dale Simpson to Mark and Valerie Rohrig, 137 Conch Court, $312,000. Alton and Eugenia Briley to Roger and Virginia Grimes, 111 West Seaview Drive, $350,000. Maxine Russell to Ronald and Karla Dunn, 224 & 226 E. Windjammer Court, $360,000. (cont. on page 40)

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Gabriel and Lauren Diana to Karyn Berger, 332 Cape Lookout Loop Court, $395,000. John and Lynne Kelly to Gisele and Lawson Rankin, Jr., 2005 Emerald Drive, $735,000. Mary Elizabeth Nery to Paul and Stacy Tourigny, 112 Bogue Court, $815,000.

Harkers Island R. Michael Cortez and Theresa and Edward Gregorowicz to Robin and Edward Ellis, 109 Westbay Circle, $64,000.

Indian Beach

Marshallberg

David and Susan Gittleman to Robert Lambert, 276 Polly Hill Road and 1145 Marshallberg Road, $42,500.

Morehead City The Narron Group, LLC to Streamline Developers, LLC, 1703 Royal Tern Way, $44,000. Blair Pointe Leftovers, LLC to Cathy Brandt, 2410 Marsh Tern Lane, $53,500. CitiFinancial, Inc. to Derek and Cherie Walker, 2505 Arendell St., $54,000.

Tommy and Darlene Lewis to Carol and Joseph Dotson, IV, 112 Sandpiper Lane, $130,000.

Stephanie and David Sledge to David and Kay Dixon, 4110 Gordon Court, $74,000.

Johnnie and Betty Ruffin to William and Sandra Wolf, 1505 Salter Path Road, $182,000.

Aleta and Kenneth Anderson, Jr. to Kenneth Anderson, III, 2909 Arendell St., $80,000.

Scott and Lisa Smith to Amanda and Ogden Johnson, 2305 Fort Macon Road, $90,000.

Ivaleen and Paul Unterweiser, Jr. to Brett Froelich, 3002 Mandy Lane, $169,000.

Guy Sabiston to John and Linda Fuquay, 600 35th St., $91,000.

Steven and Patti Morrison to William and Bonnie Medlin, 800 Country Club Road, $192,500.

Bonnie and James Dunn to Valerie McDonnell, 306 Florida Ave., $99,500.

Dennis and Peggy Goodwin to Grace Styron, 706 Country Club Court, $198,000.

Offshore Atlantic, LLC to Linda Godumski, 112 Rochelle Drive #102, $110,000.

Sandra Bowman to John and Mary Anderson, 801 Ridge Water Blvd, $207,000.

Henry and Valerie Everett to Heavyweight Properties, LLC, 1501 Bay St., $105,000.

Bogue Banks Baptist Church to J. Hubert and Cotton Parrott, 1109 Shepard St., $225,000.

John and Patricia Gibson to James and Mary Stone, 3006 Old Gate Court, $135,000.

Stephanie and Larry Lewis, Jr. to Kenneth Bradberry, II and Mary Elizabeth Gay, 3509 Snead St., $230,000.

Jill and Stephen Fegley to Kenneth and Joyce Pedrick, 608 Barbour Road, $137,000.

Gregory Tokarsky and Jennifer Moynihan to William and Wendy Farrior, 2212 Evans St., $267,000.

David Jenner and Carolyn Hunt-Jenner to Shannon and Cecilia Adams, 1311 Shackleford St., $150,000.

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funds for area students. Details: www.dcbbf. org. Sat. 21: Scrapbook Workshop. 10am-1pm. A Creative Memories Scrapbooking Workshop will be held at Emerald Isle Parks Recreation. For ages 12 and up, pre-registration is required. Use of tools and snack provided with $5 fee. Additional packages available. Details: 910-326-6164. Take your Parent Outside Day. Noon-4pm. Enjoy fun outdoor family oriented activities. Learn how to set up an environmentally friendly campsite, fish with poles and nets, go on a nature hike and complete a GPS scavenger hunt at the Harkers Island Visitor Center, 131 Charles St., Harkers Island. Details: 252-728-2250. Crab Cake Cook-off. 6-8pm. Taste delicious crab cakes made by guest chefs and vote for your favorite at this NC Maritime Museum event. Details: www. maritimefriends.org. 22-28: Shark Week. Seven toothy days help reveal the mysterious and often misunderstood world of sharks. Programs, activities, crafts and displays can be expected throughout the week at the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Details: 252-247-4003 or www.ncaquariums.com. Tues. 24: Learn to Kayak. 10am-2pm. Learn basic instructions with a relaxing paddle through a salt marsh with the NC Maritime Museum. Age 12 and up. Reservations required. Cost is $40 or $20 with own kayak. Museum members receive discount. Details: 252-728-7317. 26-28: 23rd Ducks Unlimited Band the Billfish Tag and Release Tournament, NC Governor’s Cup Series Tournament with prizes for marlin releases and weigh-ins for tuna, dolphin and wahoo. Weigh-ins at Big Rock Landing on the Morehead City waterfront. Details: 252-237-3717 or www. bandthebillfish.com. Sat. 28: Build a Boat in a Day. 9am-3pm. Adult and child teams use the stitch-andglue technique to assemble a prepared kit for a small flat-bottomed plywood boat suitable for rowing or paddling. Teams are limited to four people with at least one adult. Minimum age is 8. Cost is $300. Reservations are required. Details: 252-728-7317 or www. ncmaritimemuseums.com. North Towerband. 8-11pm. As part of the “75 Summers at the Circle” celebration, the North Towerband will perform at the circle. Details: www.atlanticbeach-nc.com.


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PROPERTY (cont. from page 40)

John and Marcia Meehan to Kelly and Debra Martin, 215 Harbor Drive, $269,000. Curtis and Diane Hicks to Caleb and Allen Lee, 913 Ridgewater Blvd., $270,000. LD Atlantic, LLC to Seth Medlin and Kathryn Lucas, 2316 Country Club Road, $275,000. Donald Murray to William and Ann Bryan, 4801 Shore Drive, $275,000. Richard and Juanita Rosania to APATB Group 306, LLC, 3506 White Drive, $285,000. Stephanie and David Sledge to Toby Peden, 4107 Gordon Court, $285,000. Ticon Properties, LLC to Biggs Family Partnership, 200 Johnson Road, $300,000.

Jr. to John Wilhelmsen, Jr., 121 James St., $30,000. BB&T to Hugh and Paula Kennedy, Lot 342, Cannonsgate, $36,000. BB&T to Lisa Pearce, Lot 344, Cannonsgate, $36,000. BB&T to Waterside Views, LLC, Lots 181 & 189, Cannonsgate, $45,000. MW Custom Homes, LLC to Matthew and Shirley Watson, 109 Elis Landing Road, $45,000. Margaret Johnson to Kenneth and Julia Brock, 912 Lightwood Drive, $50,000. Daniel and Rose Rundell to Maria Meyers, 221 Hardesty Farm Road, $85,000. Richard and Grace Kirkland to Karl and Susan Shelton, 170 Salty Shores Point Drive, $90,000.

Kimberley and Guy Brunell, Jr., 121 Naval Stores Drive, $254,000.

HSBC Bank USA to Efriem and Hannah Bekerman, 1505 Salter Path Road, $254,000.

C. Robin and Bunny Cannon to Clifton and Michelle Lee, 305 Salty Shores Road, $255,000.

Tracy and Susan Frost to Phillip and Nancy Miller, 222 Frost Lane, $275,000.

Jennifer and Scott Sylvester to Timothy and Judith Hickes, 405 M&J Court, $285,000.

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Frances Stillway to Michelle and Jonathan Taylor, 212 Dogwood Lane, $310,000. Grady and Allie Willis to PCA Holdings, LLC, 1180 Hwy 24, $800,000. David and Patricia Hooks to Vincent and Jessi Champion and Teresa Champion, 422 Safe Harbour, $879,500. REDUS NC Coastal, NC to WSLD Bogue Watch VI, LLC, several tracts, Bogue Watch, $4,600,000.

Brian Sullivan and Mary Nolen to Luis and Carmen Saavedra, 409 Oakmont Drive, $305,000.

Philip Rhodes and July BenekeRhodes to Shelly Berner and Sharon Berner, 721 Windy Trail, $126,000.

Pine Knoll Shores

John Cohen, Jr. to Cressa and Charles Megown, II, 1705 Ivory Gull Drive, $390,000.

Kevin Diers to Louis and Mary Scarpitti, 606 Branch Drive, $133,000.

Kendall Jones to Linda Jones, 215 Oakleaf Drive, $225,000.

First Citizens Bank to Alvin Easton, 5265 Hwy 70 MHC and .5 acres, Little Nine Road, $602,000.

MW Custom Homes, LLC to Jerry and Trudy Collier, 105 Elis Landing Lane, $173,000.

G. Donald Layno to Donald and Ann Etheridge, 107 Core Drive, $640,000. Susan Griffith to Lucine Beauchard and Richard Shapero, 221 Lands End Road, $790,000.

Newport

Heron Homes, LLC to Jeremy and Alicia Walsworth, 111 Lana Drive, $175,000. Wells Fargo Bank to WSLD Bogue Watch VI, LLC, Lots 257 & 258, Bogue Watch, $200,000. MW Custom Homes, LLC to Alex Justelien, 107 Elis Landing Lane, $200,000.

Atlas NC II SPE, LLC to Melody and Joseph Allegood, Jr., 873 Cannonsgate Drive, $17,000.

Michael Delsignore to Dusty and Daniel Liston, 157 Pelican Drive, $205,000.

Atlas NC II SPE, LLC to Waterside Views, LLC, Lot 195, Cannonsgate, $25,000.

CK McDuffy Construction, LLC to Amanda and David Thorpe, Jr., 415 George Taylor Road, $250,000.

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Ivor and Judy Pardee to

Madelyn Kuhen to Christopher and Sloan Freeman, 108 Hickory Court, $159,000.

Debra and John Watkins, Jr. to CapStone Bank, 879 Salter Path Road, $275,500. Susan and James Anthony to Richard and Katherine Slade, 131 Salter Path Road, $365,000. Larry and Dorothy Corbett to Jeffrey Viscardi, 545 Salter Path Road, $400,000. Jeffrey and Amy Viscardi to Jody and Laurel Hatley, James and Nancy Dorsett and Mark and Liane Rudd, 565 Salter Path Road, $470,000. Raymond Lilley and David and Gail Vaughn to Roger and Susan Gant, 106 Arborvitae Court, $495,000. James Crow to Michael and Ann Behar, 131 Salter Path Road, $520,000.

Salter Path

Derek and Mary Rukenbrod to Jacqueline Augsburger, 182 White Oak Bluff Road, $100,000.

Swansboro

Harold Pendergrass to Stone Bay Partners, LLC, 109 Little Bay Drive, $50,000. Alan Straughan to Gayle Fors, 601 Pelletier Loop Road #M-80, $120,000. Ira Jones and Ira and Mary Jones to John LeBlanc, 224 Whitehouse Fork Road, $136,000. Park Place Homes, LLC to Samuel Faulkner, 147, 149, 155 & 157 Bobwhite Circle, $155,000. Richard Kisner to Richard and Susanne Schnarrs, 117 Rolling Hill Drive, $183,000. T & R Builders of North Carolina, Inc. to Christopher and Tailina Bennett, 109 Kayak Court, $200,000. Tony McNeill Homes, Inc. to Clinton and Vanessa Watkins, 103 Kayak Court, $209,000. Henry and Brenda Hair to Larry and Deborah Wicker, 100 Mary Catherine Court, $450,000.

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~Emerald Tidings~ (cont. from page 24)

Fire Chief Bill Walker Celebrates 25 Years with Town

Fire Chief Bill Walker recently celebrated his 25th anniversary with the town of Emerald Isle. He began his career with the fire department in 1987, and was appointed fire chief in 1989. Chief Walker is the third-longest serving employee with the town. Chief Walker has led the fire department in providing firstclass fire services for our community for many years. He has implemented numerous improvements and helped guide the Town through several hurricanes and tropical storms. Emerald Isle maintains a class 4 ISO rating, which is an outstanding achievement for a town like Emerald Isle, and also helps to save money for our property owners on fire insurance premiums. The town is thankful for Chief Walker’s service!

New Coast Guard Road Bike Path Segment Completed

A new 0.2 mile segment of the Coast Guard Road bicycle path has been completed between Emerald Isle Woods Park and Ocean Oaks Drive, and is open for public use. The completion of the new segment brings the total length of the Coast Guard Road bicycle path to 0.7 miles. The town’s goal is to extend the bicycle path another 1.45 miles along Coast Guard Road to Ring Street. The total cost of

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visit www.themoreheadcenter.com for more information. The Morehead City Marlins Baseball team plays three home baseball games on July 1, 3 and 5 at Big Rock Stadium. Single game tickets are $7 for adults and $6 for children 12 and under. Visit www.mhcmarlins.com. The July 4th holiday brings many tourists to the Crystal Coast, and there are plenty of exciting events and activities to keep them busy. The Underwater Bike Race sponsored by Discovery Diving is a popular event and includes a bike decorating contest with prizes awarded for the best dressed bike and rider. Fee is $5/bike. Visit www.discoverydiving.com. Enjoy free fireworks all around the county along with celebrations with live music, parades, picnics and games. Atlantic Beach is celebrating its 75th anniversary and will offer a water slide and amusement rides during the 4th week and an outdoor movie on July 5. What better way to view the light show at night than from the water? Fireworks cruises are offered on several tour boats that leave from Atlantic Beach, Morehead City and Beaufort. These fill up quickly so advance reservations are encouraged. Prices vary. Call the Morehead City Visitor Center (252-726-8148) or Western Carteret Visitor Center (252-393-3100) or visit the Crystal Coast Tourism Authority website, www.crystalcoastnc. org/upcoming-events, for complete details on all July 4th and summer activities. Elizabeth Barrow Director of Local PR/Communications Crystal Coast Tourism Authority

the remaining segments is approximately $500,000, and the town’s Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee continues to solicit donations to make the full length a reality in the future. For information about how you can help, please visit the “Friends of the Path” website at www.eipath.com.

New BB&T Bank Branch Open in Emerald Isle

Branch Banking & Trust (BB&T) has opened a new branch and ATM in Emerald Isle at the corner of Emerald Drive and Fairview Drive, in the building formerly occupied by Bank of America. The town is pleased to have BB&T as a member of the Emerald Isle community, and pleased to again have a bank branch located in the town. Stop by and check out the new BB&T branch!

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Transportation Impact is a fast-growing Emerald Isle company that provides parcel shipping cost reduction services for clients all over the United States. Transportation Impact is located in the Sea Oats Village complex at the corner of Emerald Drive and Holly Street, and has been very active in community events and projects in recent years. The company recently announced its sponsorship of the #43 car owned by Richard Petty Motorsports and driven by Aric Almirola for the June 10 race at Pocono Raceway. Congratulations to Transportation Impact on their success, and thanks for your support for Emerald Isle!


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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/July 2012

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Shorelines By Greg (Rudi) Rudolph, Shore Protection Mgr.

2012 Hurricane Season Preview MOST OF US are keenly aware that June 1 serves as the start of the annual hurricane season, which continues to run through Nov. 30. Of course June 1 can be considered a “soft” start date as evidenced by Alberto and Beryl, which collectively spent seven days in tropical storm status in May of this year. However akin to the financial market saying “past performance does not guarantee future results,” early season (or even pre-season) cyclone activity is not necessarily a precursor for an active year. There are two other seasons on record that possessed two named storms prior to June 1 – 1887 and 1908. While 1887 was indeed a very active season; 1908 was average. Notwithstanding this quick historical climate note, there is always some uneasiness involved when discussing the hurricane season, especially since we are on the heels of the 2011 season. Of course 2011 will forever be remembered as the year of hurricane Irene that made landfall at Cape Lookout as a category 1 hurricane on Aug. 27. “Baby dune” erosion and considerable losses of sand offshore along Bogue Banks, massive overwash on Core Banks, oceanfront pier damage, sound side flooding and structural damage and significant debris were some of the notable impacts. Interestingly, 2011 followed a more recent and odd trend of possessing a very high number of named cyclones, but very few if any US landfalls. While 2011 tied the years of 2010, 1995 and 1887 as the third highest number of cyclones (19) ever recorded for a season, only one weak tropical storm made a direct landfall on US soil (tropical storm Lee in Louisiana at 60 mph) and of course one hurricane made landfall as well (Irene). So what’s in store for 2012? First and foremost, most experts agree the Atlantic Ocean basin continues to be in the middle of a heightened trend of tropical cyclone activity compliments of cyclical ocean-atmosphere interactions coupled with possible impacts from a warming 48

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climate and seas (there’s still a lot of debate on this). On a finer scale, forecasters are predicting a near normal hurricane season for 2012 based predominantly on average sea surface temperatures actively being recorded in the equatorial Atlantic, and the fact we are starting the hurricane season and will likely continue to be in neutral El Niño conditions for the summer. In general La Niña signals cooler waters in the equatorial Pacific and triggers atmospheric conditions conducive for cyclone development in the Atlantic and GOM – La Niña is also referred to as El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) cool phase. El Niño (or ENSO warm phase) conversely includes warmer Pacific waters and adverse atmospheric conditions in the Atlantic and GOM.

Hurricane Vocabulary There are plenty of terms associated with the hurricane season – cyclones, tropical storms, hurricanes and more. For instance, in May of this year, Beryl was classified as a subtropical storm for a short period of time – what does this mean? The following should help in our general understanding of this and other terms. Tropical cyclone – Warm-core, atmospheric closed circulation rotating counterclockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and clockwise in the Southern Hemisphere. Tropical storm – A tropical cyclone with a maximum sustained surface wind speed ranging from 39 mph to 73 mph using the US 1-minute average. Hurricane – A tropical cyclone with a maximum sustained surface wind speed reaching 74 mph or more. Saffir Simpson Scale – A scale including a 1 to 5 rating based upon wind speeds, again utilizing the US 1-minute average. A category 1 hurricane has winds ranging from 74 to 95 miles per hour (mph), category 2 ranges from 96 to 100 mph, category 3 ranges from 111 to 130 mph, category 4 ranges from 131 to 155 mph, and a category 5 hurricane has sustained winds exceeding 155 mph. Major Hurricane – A hurricane reaching category 3 or higher on the Saffir Simpson Scale. Interestingly, category 5 hurricanes very rarely make landfall while maintaining their category 5 intensity – only three have ever made landfall in the US – the Labor Day hurricane (1935), Camille (1969), and Andrew (1992). Now to account for some of the weather oddballs, we also need to include; Extratropical Storm – A cold-core atmospheric cyclone deriving its energy when cold and warm air masses interact, not as part of the positive feedback loop identified with tropical storms as warm, moist air rises causing continual heat exchange. Unlike tropical storms, extratropical storms can have one or more fronts connected to them and can occur over land or ocean.  Extratropical cyclones can have winds ranging to levels associated with a tropical depression, or as strong as a hurricane and examples include blizzards and nor’easters, which often form in winter and fall months off the mid-Atlantic and drift slowly along the north Atlantic seaboard and eventually east. If it drifts back west towards land, it is called a retrograded nor’easter. Subtropical Storm – Occurs if waters under an extratropical cyclone are warm, followed by thunderstorms that gradually build inside the storm. The storm core may subsequently and gradually go from cold to warm, and the storm will be called subtropical.

What to Expect If you’re a frequent reader of the Island Review, then you will already know that our preference is to review the predictions produced by groups that make not just their forecasts public, but verify their prediction skill in the public arena as well. This really (cont. on page 50)


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leaves us with; (1) the Tropical Meteorology Project at Colorado State University, (2) the University College London, UK for Tropical Storm Risk, and (3) our federal voice for climatology/meteorology matters, the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). We then take these groups’ last prediction before or near when the hurricane season starts and begin to crunch the numbers. As the accompanying prediction summary chart indicates, we could expect 13 total named cyclones, six of which will generate into hurricanes, with two of these becoming major hurricanes (on average). NOAA (m edian) 5/14/12 Tota l No. of Na m e d Tropica l Cyclone s

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Table 2 — ACE Index summary chart (2003-2011). For instance as mentioned earlier in this article, 2011 and 2010 are tied with 1995 and 1887 for the third-most named cyclones in one year at 19. However only seven of these cyclones developed into hurricanes in 2011, compared to 12 in 2010. Accordingly, the ACE Index for 2011 and 2010 was 119 and 163, respectively, because again the mathematical formula takes each cyclone’s wind speed and duration into account. The average ACE Index is 92. In 2009, the ACE Index was a dramatically low 50

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of 51 – only 14 hurricane seasons had a lower ACE Index than that value. There were 12 cyclones in 2009 – most were relatively weak with the exception of three hurricanes, of which, two became major. On the flip side, 2005 had an ACE Index of 248 – the highest on record and was punctuated by more tropical storms, total hurricanes and category 5 hurricanes than in any season previously recorded; and included Ophelia for North Carolina and the infamous major hurricanes of Katrina, Wilma and Rita in the GOM. Table 2 includes the ACE Index for the past nine years and a few notes justifying the value. In closing, by reviewing the ACE Index we can determine whether a hurricane season is termed as “below normal” (<68), “near normal” (68106), “above normal” (106-168) or even “hyperactive” (>168). And while most experts are indeed forecasting a near normal season for 2012 (average ACE Index of 91), these predictions do not represent landfall probabilities because cyclone paths are dependent on shortterm factors such as interactions with other weather systems and fluctuating steering patterns. Unfortunately, it only takes one cyclone to make or break a hurricane season, with 1992 being a perfect example – seven named cyclones, four of which were hurricanes, with one of those classified as major, and an ACE index value of 75. Sounds like a very quiet year, except the one major hurricane was Andrew, which struck Florida and was the costliest natural disaster in US history until Katrina in 2005. This underscores the need to be prepared for each and every hurricane season regardless if it is an active season or not. Also even with a near normal year predicted for 2012, we will continue to monitor the potential cumulative effects to our beaches that could occur if multiple non-landfall cyclones impact our area with higher than normal wave activity.


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Go Green in the Garden GARDENING CAN BE a rewarding and relaxing hobby, one that allows gardeners to escape from the daily grind and soak up some sun. As rewarding as gardening can be, it’s even more so when gardeners ply their trade in an eco-friendly way. Gardening with the environment in mind is something many gardeners might do already without even knowing it. The following are a few ways to garden in a way that’s mutually beneficial to gardeners and the environment. Use mulch to conserve resources and reduce reliance on fertilizers. Conserving resources is one of the best ways to help the environment, and applying mulch is a great way to conserve water. Mulch helps the soil retain water, keeping the water from evaporating into the air, which means less watering for gardeners who want to keep their gardens looking lush and healthy. In addition to helping conserve water, mulch can also help reduce reliance on fertilizers. That’s because mulch provides nutrients to the soil as it breaks down, providing an eco-friendly alternative for gardeners who don’t want to rely on fertilizers to deliver nutrients to their soil. Plant more flowers. Planting flowers is another eco-friendly way to garden. Native flowers, in particular, can help maintain an area’s natural ecosystem, providing food and shelter for insects and other wildlife. More flowers and plants around the property also means there will be significantly less grass to mow, which reduces the amount of gas necessary to mow that grass and the amount of greenhouse gases the lawn mower produces. In addition, less grass means less need for fertilizers and pesticides to maintain that grass. Choose gardening tools and products with the environment in mind. Veteran gardeners have a host of tools that help tackle every problem imaginable. But many older tools or gardening products might not be made of recycled materials. When shopping for gardening tools, whether you’re a beginner who needs everything or a veteran gardener whose tools have seen better days, choose products made from recycled materials. For example, many gardeners use mats to help reduce stress on their knees when kneeling down to garden. When buying a new mat, choose one made from recycled tires. But emphasizing recycled Planting more plants and flowers around the property is one way gardeners can garden in a products shouldn’t stop at the more eco-friendly way. tool shed. Mulch, for instance, can be made from recycled rubber and won’t impact the environment in a negative way. Just be sure to purchase recycled mulch that is nontoxic and does not consume natural resources. Live and let live. Insects might be a nuisance, but they can also be a gardener’s best friend. Spraying insecticide simply because insects can be pesky is shortsighted and impractical. Certain spiders prey on other insects that can be harmful to a garden, while butterflies and bees help pollinate flowers. Earthworms are also very beneficial to a garden, helping to aerate and fertilize the soil and enabling plants to grow by removing harmful matter from the soil. Gardening is a rewarding hobby, one that is even more so when gardeners institute eco-friendly practices. 52

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C L U B News PKS Women’s Club PRESIDENT BONNIE FERNEAU welcomed members of the Pine Knoll Shores Women’s Club to its May 18 meeting at town hall with a special tribute to mothers and grandmothers for the special influence they have on our lives. Linda Langheld introduced two of the club’s founding mothers, Connie Browne and Jo Swann, who were specially honored. Vice President Barbara Milhaven introduced guest speaker, Benjamin Fleming, a new park ranger at Fort Macon State Park with an extensive educational background and work experience. He presented “Butterflies and Moths of Bogue Banks” with PowerPoint photos taken by Park Superintendent Randy Newman. Fleming discussed the difference between butterflies and moths in feeding, reproduction, stages of development, appearance, lifestyle, lifespan and host plants in gardening. Many of these critters can be found at Fort Macon State Park and can be attracted into our gardens. Dot Miller reported that the Beach Book Club is reading “In the Garden of Beasts” by Erik Larson, the story of William Dodd, a Chicago professor, who was called to be our first ambassador to Hitler’s Germany in 1939, the year when Hitler rose from chancellor to absolute tyrant.  Between the Bookends’ latest reading is “The Dry Grass of August” by Anna Jean Mayhew, the story of a family’s 1954 journey from Charlotte to Florida for a vacation, Julie and her three siblings, her mother and the family’s black maid, in a time of great change in the South, leading to tragedy, heartbreak, hope and love. LIT WITS will continue their reading in September and welcome new members. She reminded members of the semi-annual Used Book Sale – this year on Aug. 10-11. Used books can be contributed to the library. There will be no summer meetings of the Pine Knoll Shores Women’s Club. Women living in Pine Knoll Shores can renew their membership or join by contacting Evelyn O’Neill. All women living in Pine Knoll Shores are welcome to join the club and enjoy activities with neighbors. By Veronica Stanley

PKS Garden Club On June 13 the garden club held its annual installation luncheon at the Coral Bay Club where seven members were installed as officers for the 2012-2013 season. On May 9, after a short business meeting at town hall, members proceeded to the home of Donna Marie Lynk of Honeybees-by-the-Sea in Mandy Farms, Morehead City, to view her raised gardens. Today’s adventure was to learn about the nine beautiful raised Organic Terra Preta Amazonian Dark Earth gardens so beautifully tended by Donna and her husband. When Donna first heard about these amazing productive gardens, she enrolled in a NC State horticulture course in spring 2008 and chose as her research subject Amazonian Dark Earth

Terra Preta Indio soil, and actually created this soil as her research project. It is only within the past few years that international scientists have uncovered evidence of these past civilizations of PreColunbian Amerindians who created these Terra Preta soils. They found that farmers on one Terra Preta site had conducted intensive agriculture for 40 years without the addition of fertilizer! Terra Preta soils have maintained their fertility and sustainability for 2,500 years, and the Terra Preta management technique provides rich, fertile, living soil. What makes the soil work is the crushed charcoal, the addition of sphagnum moss to balance the alkaline charcoal, and the addition of rich nutrient soil containing organic matter such as plant material or food residues. The mysterious element of the wonderful soil is the enormous number of pottery shards added – 10-25 percent in volume, the key component providing drainage as well as moisture retention. Finding sufficient broken pottery shards today proves too difficult. An alternative is found in a kiln fired ceramic material used for soil amendment commercially marketed for sports fields called Turface. It provides the clay needed in the soil mix. Donna and her husband apply homemade compost as a mulch, modest amounts of organic bone meal and a pinch of bloodmeal. They constructed eight 2½ foot high, four by ten foott raised beds, and garden and harvest year round. They live off their garden produce. Every third year they rotate crops, and leave beds fallow before planting the new crop. Their crops include Trombetta zucchini, winterbore kale, snowpeas, lavender, sweet potatoes, with their edible young green tips, African queen tomatoes, Japanese mustard, Italian acorn squash, cantaloupes, green peppers, broccoli, curly and flat parsley, spinach, eggplant, onions, oregano, garlic, poppies and thyme. They raise kiwis in a shady corner garden. A favorite of her beautiful black cat, Tita, catnip is grown not only for Tita’s enjoyment, but for the calming, delicious tea it produces. No insect repellent is used except the hot jelly wax her husband applies to the Italian squash. Germination of all fruits and vegetables in the Terra Preta soil is notable for its speed. Most plants sprout up within three days! These Terra Preta gardens not only produce very large healthy fruits and vegetables, but they are an absolutely fabulous treat to the eye. The absolute beauty of these eight gardens takes ones breath away. Visitors and guest are always welcome to attend club meetings which are held at town hall at 9:30am on the second Wednesday of each month. Although garden club members will be tending town gardens throughout the summer, the club will not meet during the summer. Its first meeting of the new season will be Sept. 12, and guests and visitors are always welcome to attend. By Clare Winslow

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M AY O R ’ S Notes

Remember Summer Safety WELL, HERE WE are in the fun-in-the-sun days of summer! This is also the time of year when we see a lot of accidents occur. Whether its beach safety, boating safety or hurricane prep, we all need to do a better job of situational awareness. We try to do as much as possible in Pine Knoll Shores to prevent citizens and visitors Mayor Ken Jones from getting injured, or worse yet, getting killed. Make sure when you go to the beach that you check out the instructional signs at each location. They tell you where you are, so if you need to call for help you can tell the dispatcher where to send emergency services personnel. They also tell you some of the rules, like no driving on the beach, no glass containers, and that dogs are REQUIRED to be on a leash. Most towns on the island also have an ordinance against digging holes on the beach. Pine Knoll Shores has put a lot of taxpayer money into dune building to protect our town and beaches, so we don’t allow climbing on the dunes or using the sand fence to hang anything on. We take this very seriously and therefore have a $500 fine for climbing on the dunes. The warning flags posted on the beach probably are one of the least understood symbols. This can and has cost lives. Please pay attention to the color of the flag – there are four: “green” means conditions are good for water activity, “yellow” means you should exercise caution, “red” is a warning that it may not be safe for anyone – even the best of swimmers – to go in the water, and “black”

is a warning to stay out of the water. We try our best to keep the flags up-to-date with changing conditions, but common sense cannot be replaced. Always keep an eye on young children – even if they aren’t yours. It doesn’t take much or very long for a bad situation to get worse, so respect the water and the force that comes with it. You will see PKS Public Safety folks routinely patrolling the beach with a four wheeler. If you have a question or problem, feel free to give them a wave. They will quite often be the first ones to respond to an emergency. When traveling to and from the beach by foot, please be careful crossing Hwy 58 – Salter Path Road. We have been working with the state DOT to get crosswalks for a couple of years. Traffic on Salter Path Road in Pine Knoll Shores has a speed limit of 45 the whole way – make sure you and your family have ample time to get across safely. If you are driving anywhere on the island pay close attention to pedestrians … they come from everywhere! Boating safety is often overlooked. The local Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Power Squadron will inspect your boat for free to make sure it is properly equipped with safety gear. Please make sure you have life vests for everyone on board at all times. As I write this we are entering the hurricane season. If you are a resident please relook at your emergency prep list and get ready. The fortunate thing is we usually have a fair amount of warning, but you should make plans for evacuation now! You will hear much more about this in the months ahead. As you know, we live and play in a fragile and beautiful environment. At the same time it can be very dangerous. Please watch out for yourself, your family, and each other, so we can have a painless and happy summer.

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T O W N Meeting Resolutions in Memory MAYOR TRACE COOPER read, and the Atlantic Beach Town Council passed unanimously, two separate resolutions at the start of May’s meeting. The first was a Resolution of Recognition and Sympathy in which the town formally expressed its sorrow at the passing of Lindsey “Stuart” Savage, 76. Savage, a retired journalist had been a member of the Atlantic Beach Volunteers in Police Service program since 2009. Savage passed away unexpectedly on March 30. The second was a Resolution in Memory of Dr. Rodman L. Lancaster, 89, who served the Atlantic Beach “community in various capacities, too numerous to list, but which include mayor of Atlantic Beach” from 1990-95. Lancaster died May 11 after a brief illness.

FY 2012-13 Budget Approved Town Manager David Walker presented the FY 2012-13 Annual Operating Budget to the council for its approval. The council approved the budget unanimously with no discussion. Walker, in presenting the budget for approval, did stress how the council had worked and “reviewed the budget for the past 6 weeks.” The town’s General Fund Budget is $5.8 million and reflects a decrease of 3.7 percent from last year’s budget. The town’s property tax rate will remain at 17 cents, and no increase in solid waste fees, building inspections fees or other general fund fees. The town’s Water Fund Budget is $1,018,635 and there will not be increases in water rates charges for FY 2012-13. The town’s approved budget may be viewed in its entirety at www. atlanticbeach-nc.com

Debris Removal and Emergency Pump Contracts Approved The council approved unanimously the naming of Tag Grinding Service, Inc., of Dadewille, Ala., as the town’s primary contractor for emergency debris removal along with naming Byrd Brothers Emergency Services, LLC, of Wilson as the second call contractor. A total of 11 contractors participated in the 56

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bidding process. Both contractors provided the town with references of debris related contacts that they had completed due to storm related damages To improve floodwater response following the 2011 flooding associated with Hurricane Irene the town sought bids for emergency pump rentals. The council awarded Goodwin Pumps, a division of Xylem Dewatering Solutions, Inc., the contract through 2014. Goodwin Pumps is a worldwide company headquartered in Bridgeport, NJ, and maintains a fleet of more than 6,000 portable pumps. The contract calls for the delivery, with 24 hours when activated. The contract agreement is broken down into daily, weekly and monthly rates for the pump rentals. Goodwin Pumps was the lowest bidder in all categories of the three formal bids received.

75 Summers Celebration Continues Building off of the Memorial Day weekend, 75 Summers at Atlantic Beach continues with the return of the free family Outdoor Movie Series every Wednesday, beginning just after sunset. The 4th of July festivities will begin June 29 and run through July 9 as the amusement rides and the inflatable waterslide return, as they did for the Memorial Day weekend, to the Circle. The 4th of July fireworks display will be set off over the ocean, with the best viewing of the Independence Day festivities being along the boardwalk strand.

Town Manager Report Town Manager Walker took the opportunity to provide the council with a status report on the goals and objectives that they established for the town for this year. Walker informed the council that action is occurring on each one of the 14 goals that they have outlined. The goals which fit into three categories, Public Amenities (seven goals), Community Image (5 goals) and Organizational Development (2 goals) are all being addressed by the town’s staff. Under Public Amenities Walker highlighted the fact that a $25,000 dredging project of the Royal and Causeway channels will be completed by Memorial Day. That $20,000 worth of playground equipment is scheduled to be installed at the town’s park in June, while the town awaits a decision on its Park and Recreation Trust Fund Grant Application for $500,000 in funds. The town is currently reviewing its Bicycle Path Comprehensive Plan and will host an open house on June 19 to receive public comment, prior to submitting the plan to NCDOT for review. The town is awaiting a decision on the $110,000 CAMA grants, which if awarded, will see improvements to four beach access sites, making them each wheelchair accessible. The town is in the processes to place $40,000 worth of sand fencing from the Circle to the town’s western limits, replacing those lost during Hurricane Irene, and rebuilding the small, baby dune line that protects the shoreline. The town is reviewing all its water access lots and street usage throughout the town, while the final reports and cost estimates for a new town hall were delivered to the town on May 17. Under the category of Community Image, Walker highlighted the work of the town’s branding committee which has been allocated $15,000 under the new budget to help market the town in the next fiscal year.

Citizens Comments Pace Winstead publicly thanked the town for placing the “Duck Crossing” signs on the causeway in response to her request the previous month. While Claude Andrews joined by expressing his appreciation, too. They both acknowledged the “good things going on” and excitement building in town around the 75th anniversary events. Reported by Dan Ryan


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M AY O R ’ S Notes Atlantic Beach by the Numbers WITH SUMMER IN full swing, Atlantic Mayor Trace Cooper Beach and our neighboring towns go from being sleepy coastal small towns to bustling little cities. For us, evolving from a town of 1,500 year round residents to a city of 35,000 seasonal residents and visitors takes a lot of planning and preparation since we make this transition with a staff sized more for the sleepy small town than the bustling little city. Although we find ways to stretch our labor in the busy season, such as employing a bunch of part-time or seasonal help, we have to have the infrastructure to meet our peak demands. To give you an idea of what it takes to run Atlantic Beach, I’ve taken page out of Harper’s magazine with a “by-thenumbers” breakdown of our town. 1937

Year Atlantic Beach was incorporated

1,495

Year-round population

35,000

Seasonal population

2.4

Square miles in town

14,583 2,457 $1.64 Billion $361,182

1,209

Soundside tax parcels in Atlantic Beach

500,000

Capacity, in gallons, of each of elevated water tank

2,500,000

Maximum gallons per day pumped from town wells Number of water wells in town Tons of solid waste collected each year

164

Tons of waste recycled each year

253

Lifeguard rescues in 2011 Calls for service answered by police dispatch in 2011 Average calls per day answered by pPolice 2011

485

Emergency medical service calls answered in 2011

473

Fire department service calls answered in 2011

50

Miles of water mains

23

Miles of town streets

20

Public beach accesses

5 440 $183,422,821 $0

OR Call Town Hall 252-726-2121 To order via credit or debit card - $30.95 (Includes additional bank fee of $4.95)

Also Available for Sale at Town Hall

T-shirts

$15 Adult & $10 Children White, Blue, Pink, Gold & Red

Average tax value of homes/parcels in Atlantic Beach Oceanfront tax parcels in Atlantic Beach

43

(Fee includes 2-3 day

Town of Atlantic Beach tax base

1,489

15,846

OR Mail $26.00 Check or Money Order to: TOAB PO Box 10 Atlantic Beach, NC 28512

Population per square mile of Charlotte

Interior tax parcels in Atlantic Beach

2,307

Book $20

Seasonal population per square mile

1,848

6

Available at Town Hall 125 W. Fort Macon Rd. Mon. thru Fri. 8:30am – 4:30pm

Miles of oceanfront beaches Average distance, in yards, between public beach accesses Allowable debt limit of town of Atlantic Beach (8% of tax base) Amount of outstanding general obligation debt

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B E S T Buys AIRPORTS Coastal Carolina Regional Airport: 200 Terminal Drive, New Bern. Close, convenient and connected. Now offering more airlines for more convenience: US Airways Express and Delta Connection Service provided by Atlantic Southeast Airlines. Visit newbernairport.com for more info. FINANCIAL & INSURANCE Academy Mortgage Corporation: 142 Fairview Drive, Suite C, Emerald Isle, 252-725-9814, academymortgage.com/ jonathanwood. Contact Jonathan Wood today for a free mortgage pre-approval analysis. Offering residential financing options for all types of properties since 1999. Edward Jones: serving individual investors since 1871, edwardjones.com. Community representatives: Alice Cundiff, 686 W. Corbett Ave., Suite 5, Swansboro, 877-3268484, 910-326-8468; or Walter O’Berry, 1061 Cedar Point Blvd., Suite C, 28584, 252393-8023. Emerald Isle Insurance: 8754 Reed Drive, Unit 9, Emerald Isle, 252-354-5086. Protect your beach property & save on flood insurance by working with Rhonda & Sherry for coverage on your primary residence, second home or rental unit. FOOD & WINE Flipperz Family Bar & Grill: K & V Plaza, Emerald Isle, 252-354-7775. Casual island lunch & dinner daily with full ABC, ice cream bar, daily specials, salads, burgers, sandwiches, steak & seafood, kids’ plates, across from CVS. Check out the addition of Flipperz Etc. located next door, providing beach gear, souvenirs & wine. Kathryn’s Bistro & Martini Bar: 8002 Emerald Drive, 252-354-6200, open TuesdaySaturday with exceptional American cuisine. More than a dozen wines available by the glass and more than 24 martini choices. Come taste the difference. Portofino Ristorante & Wine Bar: Bell Cove Village, Coast Guard Road. Open for lunch with a new lower priced dinner menu. Dinner begins at 4:30pm. Closed Sunday and Monday, 252-354-8111. HEALTH & BODY Cape Carteret Aquatic & Wellness Center: 300 Taylor Notion Road, Cape Carteret, 252-393-1000, ccaw.net. M-F 5:30am-9pm, Sat. 8am-4pm, Sun. 1-6pm. Youth & adult programs, swim lessons, yoga & pilates, bosu, indoor heated pool, hot tub & steam, professional staff & personal trainers, regular & seasonal memberships. Coastal Singing Bowl Sounds: Bright Walker presents Himalayan & Crystal Quartz Singing Bowls. Uplift the spirit, relax the body, renew your energy through the extraordinary power of sound. Integrate 58

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into any group gathering in home or workplace. Supported by leading physicians, including Dr. OZ, to reduce stress. Call 252-354-7672, 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. HOME SERVICES AA Express Plumbing Service, Inc: 211-6 Atlantic Beach Causeway, Atlantic Beach, 252-247-1155, aaexpressplumbing@ embarqmail.com. Professional, licensed plumbing service – winterizing, water heaters, softeners and full plumbing needs. Emergency 24/7 service. Fully insured. 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. 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, dmarshall@ec.rr.com. 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. Rhino Shield: 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, 252-247-3175, mcqueensinteriors. com. 10,000 sq. ft. showroom of unique contemporary, traditional & coastal furnishings. Complete professional design services to make your home truly one-of-akind. 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, info@island-essentials.com. High quality baby & beach gear rental equipment with free delivery & pick-up to your vacation home. Also bed & bath linen service. 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, 252354-2883, 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. greg@acebuildersnc.com, Licensed NC General Contractor, storm damage repair, decks, porches, remodels, new construction, fully insured. Visit www.acebuildersnc.com. Advantage Coastal Properties, Ed & Mac Nelson: CrystalCoastHomesOnline.com, office: 252-354-9000, cell: 252-646-5551. Full service, low cost residential sales. Located in Emerald Isle, serving Emerald Isle and the coastal mainland. Among the top producers 4 years running! Call today and put our system to work for you! 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 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 866-848-8080 and let them assist you in achieving your goals of maximizing rental income while protecting your investment with the Bluewater Property Management Plan. (cont. on pg. 60) ISLAND REVIEW/July 2012

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B E S T Buys (cont. from pg. 59) 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 252670-4490, gguthrie3@ec.rr.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 stickbuilt home 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, 252247-1000 (office), 252-241-1081 (mobile) or kmarshall@eastnc.twcbc.com. Kitch Ayre: Real Estate Broker with Bluewater, Emerald Isle & Cape Carteret,

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888-354-2128, 252-241-1382 cell, kitchayre@hotmail.com. Accredited Buyer’s Representative, Carteret County Assoc. of Realtors 2005 Top Producer & Sales Agent, Bluewater 2005 Top Producer. Call me for all of your real estate needs. Landmark Homes: 252-393-2159, 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, 252-247-5150, 800-972-8899, ncvacations. com, rentals@ncvacations.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 rentals@sun-surf.com for great rentals & fine home sales. Southern Trust Mortgage: 301 S. Front St. #2, New Bern, 802-793-2375, www. katherinejwallace.com. Purchase and refinance, local processing and underwriting. Two locations to serve you with offices in New Bern and Jacksonville. 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, jimilue@ec.rr.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), 252354-6966. 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. Todd Thiele Photography: 4125 Sound Drive, Morehead City, turns real life into art. Add the professional touch to your wedding, event and family portraits along the Crystal Coast and the surrounding area. Visit toddthiele.com or call 970-471-1540. 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

Edward Jones............................................... 45

Petal Pushers............................................... 17

Academy Mortgage...................................... 41

Emerald Isle Beach Club.............................. 34

Pipeline Plumbing......................................... 10

Ace Builders ................................................ 33

Emerald Isle Books....................................... 12

Portofino....................................................... 33

Advantage Coastal Properties...................... 34

Emerald Isle Insurance................................. 31

Realty World First Coast............................... 51

Al Williams Properties ................................. 11

Emerald Isle Realty Sales............................ 32

Realty World, Katrina Marshall..................... 12

ALB Fabric.................................................... 43

Emerald Isle Realty Vacation Rentals.......... 63

Rhino Shield................................................. 45

Aldridge Building Contractors....................... 41

Emerald Isle Self Storage............................. 15

Royal Coat.................................................... 43

Artistic Tile & Stone........................................ 7

Flipperz Family Bar & Grill............................ 37

Sound Bank.................................................. 45

Atlantic Breeze Storm Shutters.................... 39

Flipperz, Etc.................................................. 37

Sound Furniture............................................ 16

BB&T.............................................................. 5

Future Homes............................................... 54

Southern Glass & Mirror............................... 31

Beach Book Mart.......................................... 17

Great Windows............................................. 17

Southern Trust, Kathy Wallace..................... 20

Bluewater Builders........................................ 22

Guthrie Construction..................................... 13

Sun-Surf Realty Property Mgmt.................... 21

Bluewater Insurance..................................... 22

Guthrie Interiors............................................ 15

Sun-Surf Realty Sales.................................. 29

Bluewater Real Estate, Kitch Ayre.................. 3

Handcrafted Homes...................................... 12

Sun-Surf Realty, Shelia O’Shea................... 43

Bluewater Real Estate, Syndie Byrd, CRS..... 3

Home Repairs by Darryl Marshall................. 51

Tideland Lawn Care..................................... 20

Bluewater Sales..............................Back Cover

Island Essentials........................................... 14

Todd Thiele Photography.............................. 34

Bluewater Vacation Rentals............................ 3

Island Home Maintenance............................ 15

Top it Off....................................................... 35

Brimco Builders............................................ 41

JR Dunn........................................................ 25

Town of Atlantic Beach................................. 57

Budget Blinds............................................... 13

Just Hair....................................................... 25

Town of Emerald Isle.................................... 24

Cannon & Gruber, REALTORS.................... 14

Kathryn’s....................................................... 33

Cape Carteret Aquatic & Wellness Center..... 7

Landmark Homes/Hatteras Pools................. 40

Waters Landscaping & Vinyl Manufacturing............................................. 51

Carolina Home & Garden............................. 20

LIFTAVATOR Residential Elevators & Lifts..... 6

Carteret OBGYN........................................... 35

Lighthouse Boutique....................................... 6

CENTURY 21 Coastland Realty, Inc.............. 2

McQueen’s Interiors....................................... 4

Chris Monk Construction.............................. 11

Med First Immediate Care & Family Practice.......................................... 7

Clegg’s Termite & Pest Control, Inc.............. 15 Coastal Awnings............................................. 9 Coastal Carolina Regional Airport................ 51 Coastal Craftsmen........................................ 15 Coastal Homeowners Guide......................... 23 Coastal Singing Bowls.................................. 43 Country Club of the Crystal Coast................ 10

Watson-Matthews Real Estate, Chuck Rutter............................................... 11 Window Gang............................................... 62 Windows and More....................................... 62 Window, Wall & Interior Décor...................... 35

NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores ............. 37

Window Wizard............................................. 41

Ole Porte Racquet Club................................ 27

Yardworks, Inc. Landscaping & Lawn Care............................................... 25

Outer Banks Marine Construction................ 11 Outer Island Accents.................................... 20 Pacific........................................................... 49 Pat Patteson, General Contractor................ 19

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Oceanfront 5211 A Ocean Drive $89,500 - $89,900

Oceanfront 1819 Salter Path Road $850,000

Oceanfront 6401 Ocean Drive E&W $1,395,000

Oceanfront 6607 Ocean Drive $895,000

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Oceanfront 6609 Ocean Drive $895,000

Oceanfront 6711 Ocean Drive E&W $1,115,000

Soundfront 3608 Emerald Drive $500,000

Oceanfront 7401 Ocean Drive $1,050,000

Oceanfront 1109 Ocean Drive West $399,900

Island 408 Sunrise Court $499,000

Oceanfront

Oceanfront

105 Ocean Drive E&W+D $425,000

Oceanview

10547 Wyntree Drive $969,900

Oceanview

1408 Ocean Drive $459,000

123 Indigo Drive $349,000

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111 Sandbur Drive $435,000

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Oceanview 2311 Emerald Drive $349,500

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401 Hickory Street $350,000

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Ocean Club $249,900 - $369,900

Island 102 Ethel Drive $349,999

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Pier Pointe $239,000 - $309,000

Island 135 Page Place $359,500

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Point Emerald Villas $299,900 - $349,000

Island 8801 Edgewater Court $400,000

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Queens Court $171,900 - $425,000

Island 10703 Coast Guard Road $399,000

Condo

Summerwinds #321 $350,000

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Private! 3rd row

amazing! Custom!

4Br! 2nd row

oCeanview townhome

102 william street, emerald isle $365,000. mLs 12-2548 Call Kitch 252-241-1382

201 east Landing drive, emerald isle $589,000. mLs 12-2510 Call heidi 910-340-4959

3402 ocean drive, emerald isle $469,000. mLs 12-2423 Call syndie 252-646-3244

sea ridge #9, salter Path $295,000. mLs 12-2448 Call marcia 252-723-8000

oCeanfront duPLex 137 heverly drive, emerald isle $849,000. mLs 12-2412 Call Cathy 252-622-7500

3rd row Cottage 103 shell drive, emerald isle $329,000. mLs 12-2347 Call Linda 252-725-2621

2Br BeaCh Condo Pebble Beach g208, emerald isle $243,000. mLs 12-2188 Call ed 252-728-8983

Prime LoCation! 152 sand Castle drive, emerald isle $329,500. mLs 12-1992 Call Judi 252-240-9512

For all our properties visit www.ToLiveAtTheBeach.com oCeanfront must see! 201 salter Path road, PKs $1,499,000. mLs 12-1869 Call Pat 252-422-5885

wonderfuL soundfront! 103 north Court, atlantic Beach $825,000. mLs 12-1699 Call eleanor 252-342-3660

BeaCons reaCh 561 Coral ridge road, PKs $529,000. mLs 11-2893 Call Bucky & teresa 252-241-5376

“seaside seCLusion” 613 forest dunes drive, PKs $1,970,000. mLs 10-460 Call sandy 252-646-6000

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summerwinds 508, indian Beach $399,000. mLs 12-1848 Call Pat 252-422-5885

dunescape 224, atlantic Beach $358,000. mLs 12-2384 Call marcia 252-723-8000

160 Beach hill Lane, salter Path $1,775,000. mLs 12-2404 Call Cathy 252-622-7500

9801 outrigger Court, emerald isle $599,000. mLs 12-2468 Call syndie 252-646-3244


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