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Island Vol. 24, No. 3 ▪ St. Patrick's Festival ▪ Home & Garden Show ▪ BHA Volunteer Training ▪ E.I. Marathon & Races ▪ Senior Dinner & Dance ▪ At the Aquarium ▪ Chamber Connection ▪ Property Watch ▪ Emerald Tidings ▪ Book Bag ▪ Events Calendar ▪ Mayors’ Notes Atlantic Beach Emerald Isle Pine Knoll Shores

March 2019


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The Island Review is published monthly by NCCOAST, Morehead City. It is direct mailed to property owners in Emerald Isle, Pine Knoll Shores, Indian Beach and Atlantic Beach who reside in North Carolina and is distributed freely in public boxes along Bogue Banks, in town halls, advertiser locations, the Chamber of Commerce and county visitor’s centers. The Island Review will not knowingly accept advertising judged to be misleading or in violation of the law. All parties advertised herein are subject to the Fair Housing Act and the claims represented are the sole responsibility of the advertiser. Though every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of all advertising and copy contained herein, the publisher may not be held responsible for typographical errors. NCCOAST reserves the right to refuse any advertising or editorial deemed inappropriate. Articles contained herein remain the sole responsibility of the writer. The Island Review, NCCOAST and any employees, agents or representatives of same, may not be held responsible for any actions or consequences derived as a result of following advice or instructions contained herein. As always, consult your attorney or accountant for relevant tax, investment and/or legal information. Entire contents, ad and graphic design copyright 2019 NCCOAST. Reproduction without the publisher’s permission is prohibited.

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Coasting..................................................................................................................................................................8 St. Patrick’s on the Beach.....................................................................................................................................14 4Ocean Supports a Cleaner Ocean......................................................................................................................41 Flashback: When Truman Came to Raleigh..........................................................................................................46 Garden Gate – Choosing the Right Fertilizer........................................................................................................63

Departments Chamber Connection.............................................................................................................................................16 Tide Tables............................................................................................................................................................17 Coastal Currents Events Calendar........................................................................................................................20 Book Bag...............................................................................................................................................................29 Shorelines..............................................................................................................................................................30 Bulletin Board........................................................................................................................................................32 Staying Busy – Emerald Isle..................................................................................................................................32 At the Aquarium.....................................................................................................................................................34 Focus on Fitness...................................................................................................................................................38 Health & Wellness.................................................................................................................................................39 The Onlooker.........................................................................................................................................................44 Rental Signs..........................................................................................................................................................52 Tourism Barometer................................................................................................................................................53 Crossword Puzzle..................................................................................................................................................58 Property Watch......................................................................................................................................................60 Horoscopes...........................................................................................................................................................64 Best Buys..............................................................................................................................................................67 Advertiser Index.....................................................................................................................................................69

Townships EMERALD ISLE Mayor’s Notes..............................................................................................................................................22 Emerald Tidings............................................................................................................................................24 PINE KNOLL SHORES Mayor's Notes...............................................................................................................................................55 Club News....................................................................................................................................................56

Thanks to our Contributors: Eddie Barber, Danielle Bolton, Trace Cooper, Sarah Cutillo, Shannon Kemp, Ken Jones, Tom Kies, Randy Martin, Pam Minnick, NC Coastal Federation, Stewart Pickett, Michelle Powers, Rudi Rudolph, Mike Wagoner & Julia Batten Wax Ad & Editorial Deadline For APRIL 2019 Issue: Friday, March 1

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coasting 19th century craft once a year, helping with an enormous event like the Old Homes Tour, volunteering in the Mattie King Davis Art Gallery or giving tours of the Historic Site, there are tasks to suite just everyone’s schedule. Due to limited space, those interested in participating are asked to register in advance and confirm the date and time by calling the Beaufort Historic Site at 252-728-5225, or stopping by the Welcome Center at 130 Turner St. in Beaufort.

Oyster Roast & Pig Out Swansboro Rotary is hosting its annual Oyster Roast and Pig Out at 5pm on Saturday, March 176. The event is held at the group’s civic center and features steamed oysters, fried fish, clam chowder, barbeque and hot dogs. Tickets will be available at the door, or diners can call to reserve them in advance. Proceeds from the event are used to benefit youth scholarships and projects in Carteret and Onslow counties. Bring an oyster knife and glove to support the Rotary Club. For more information, call 910-326-6175.

Home & Garden Show at Civic Center The Crystal Coast Civic Center is hosting the annual Coastal Home & Garden Show set for the first weekend in March. Whether you’re a full time resident, second home owner or a weekend warrior everyone will find something of interest. For the remodeling homeowner, professionals will be on hand to share the latest trends in color and style designs for everything from windows and doors to counter tops and floors. Redesign your bathroom, kitchen or turn your backyard into a tropical oasis. The area’s largest consumer show promises to bring unique exhibits, products and services to the waterfront convention center. This show offers a full spectrum of ideas for outdoor living, gardening and landscaping, sunrooms and yard décor, even new ways to eliminate the pests from your garden.  The show runs from 10am to 5pm on Saturday, March 2 and 11am to 3pm on Sunday, March 3. Tickets are $5 per person, children 12 and under are free. Concessions will be available.

Join the Ranks at the BHA Volunteer opportunities are available at the Beaufort Historic Site, with plenty of ways to get involved. If you are interested in sharing your muchneeded skills, a great place to start is the annual Volunteer Training Program planned from 9am-4pm on Thursday, March 12. The one day program offers an overview of every volunteer opportunity there is at the BHA. From demonstrating a 8

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ABC Sale in New Bern The New Bern Historical Society will host its 29th annual ABC (Attic-Basement-Closet) Indoor Yard Sale from 8am-noon on Saturday, March 9 at the Knights of Columbus Building, 1125 Pinetree Drive, New Bern. Everything from dishes to dolls to door knobs will be sold at this one-day-only fundraising sale. Executive Director Mickey Miller is expecting this to be one of the largest ABC Sales ever, as donations have overflowed storage spaces. Value-spotting shoppers eagerly await this huge annual event. Items available include antiques, collectibles, pictures, furniture, kitchenware, hardware, toys, jewelry, books, linens, silver, seasonal decorations, sporting equipment, electronics, brass, dishes and much more. This sale is especially known for its excellent antiques, silver, art and fine collectibles. Admission is free.

Emerald Isle Holds Marathon Due to the overwhelming response to last year’s half-marathon, Emerald Isle presents its first full marathon this month. This year’s event is planned for Saturday, March 30, beginning and ending at the Western Ocean Regional Access. The event includes the full 26.2mile marathon course; a 13.1-mile halfmarathon run; as well as a 5K. Courses will wind through various neighborhoods in the scenic western end of Carteret County before looping back to the beach access. Those interested can register via www.

Golden Oldies Dinner & Dance Reignite the spirit of the 1940s on Saturday, March 30 as the Friends of Aging presents its annual Golden Oldies Dinner & Dance at the Crystal Coast Civic (Continued on page 12)

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Center. The event begins at 6pm. This year’s theme is Salute to the Troops and guests are encouraged to wear their red, white and blue to show support for our service men and women. Heritage Award winner Dick Knight will provide the entertainment along with DJ Travis Thompson. Fat Fella’s BBQ will serve up pot roast and chicken and pastry as entrees as well as sides and dessert. Tickets are $20 per person, tables of eight are $150. Take note, that those who purchased tickets for September’s dinner which was cancelled by Hurricane Florence can use those tickets to attend – so don’t throw them away! To learn more, or to reserve a seat, call 252-670-7530.

Renowned Cellist Performs in Oriental The artistry of British cello virtuoso Natalie Clein has been described as “mesmerizing” and “soaringly passionate.” Prepare to be blown away by this gifted cellist when

she takes the stage with pianist Dina Vainshtein at 7:30pm at the Old Theater, Oriental, on Friday, March 22. The performance, presented by the Pamlico Musical Society, includes works by early 20th century composers Nadia Boulanger, Frank Bridge, Elisabeth Luygens and Rebecca Clarke. With a global reputation as an artist of exceptional musicality and integrity, Clein first came to international attention when, at the age of 16, she won the BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition in 1994. As a student she was awarded the Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Scholarship by the Royal College of Music and completed her studies with Heinrich Schiff in Vienna. Awards continued, including the Eurovision Competition for Young Musicians and the Classical Brit Award for Young British Performer of 2005. Tickets to this concert are $22 and are available online at For more information, call 252-617-2125.

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tide tables MARCH 2019 High AM 1 F 4:13 2 Sa 5:05 3 Su 5:50 4 M 6:30 5 Tu 7:07 6 W 7:41 7 Th 8:14 8 F 8:46 9 Sa 9:19 10 Su 10:54 11 M 11:32 12 Tu 12:00 13 W 12:50 14 Th 1:48 15 F 2:53 16 Sa 4:02 17 Su 5:08 18 M 6:08 19 Tu 7:04 20 W 7:56 21 Th 8:46 22 F 9:34 23 Sa 10:22 24 Su 11:11 25 M 12:02 26 Tu 12:31 27 W 1:28 28 Th 2:30 29 F 3:34 30 Sa 4:36 31 Su 5:30

Tide Low Tide PM AM PM 4:37 10:47 10:32 5:26 11:35 11:22 6:08 ----- 12:16 6:46 12:06 12:52 7:22 12:46 1:25 7:56 1:24 1:57 8:30 2:00 2:27 9:04 2:37 2:57 9:39 3:14 3:27 11:17 4:53 5:00 ----- 5:35 5:36 12:16 6:23 6:19 1:08 7:18 7:10 2:09 8:22 8:10 3:18 9:31 9:19 4:28 10:39 10:30 5:33 11:40 11:37 6:33 ----- 12:34 7:27 12:39 1:25 8:19 1:37 2:12 9:09 2:32 2:58 9:59 3:26 3:43 10:48 4:18 4:28 11:39 5:11 5:14 ----- 6:06 6:01 12:56 7:04 6:52 1:57 8:06 7:50 3:03 9:11 8:55 4:10 10:15 10:02 5:08 11:10 11:03 5:56 11:57 11:56

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DST FOR MOREHEAD CITY, NC 34º 43’ Latitude 76º 42’ Longitude Tidal Time Difference Between Morehead City &: HIGH LOW Atlantic Beach -:41 -:39 Atlantic Beach Bridge +:22 +:34 Beaufort Inlet -:19 -:17 Bogue Inlet -:13 -:13 Cape Lookout -:43 -:49 Core Creek Bridge +1:00 +1:19 Drum Inlet -:29 -:31 Duke Marine Lab +:16 +:12 Ft. Macon USCG -:09 -:10 Harkers Island +1.26 +2:06 Harkers Island Bridge +1:42 +2:04 Hatteras Inlet -:18 -:15 Newport River +:44 +1:02 New River Inlet -:10 -:11

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Alicia A. Nelson 252-241-0402 APRIL 2019 High Tide AM PM 1 M 6:16 2 Tu 6:56 3 W 7:34 4 Th 8:09 5 F 8:43 6 Sa 9:17 7 Su 9:53 8 M 10:30 9 Tu 11:11 10 W 11:58 11 Th 12:28 12 F 1:27 13 Sa 2:32 14 Su 3:41 15 M 4:47 16 Tu 5:47 17 W 6:43 18 Th 7:35 19 F 8:24 20 Sa 9:12 21 Su 10:00 22 M 10:47 23 Tu 11:36 24 W ----- 25 Th 12:51 26 F 1:47 27 Sa 2:47 28 Su 3:46 29 M 4:41 30 Tu 5:29

6:39 7:17 7:52 8:27 9:01 9:36 10:13 10:53 11:37 ----- 12:53 1:56 3:07 4:17 5:21 6:18 7:12 8:02 8:50 9:37 10:24 11:11 11:59 12:28 1:25 2:28 3:31 4:28 5:18 6:01

Low Tide AM PM ----- 12:41 1:23 2:02 2:40 3:17 3:56 4:36 5:20 6:09 7:04 8:06 9:12 10:16 11:15 ----- 12:30 1:28 2:21 3:13 4:03 4:54 5:44 6:37 7:33 8:31 9:29 10:22 11:08 11:48

12:37 1:13 1:45 2:17 2:47 3:19 3:52 4:27 5:07 5:54 6:49 7:53 9:06 10:19 11:28 12:08 12:57 1:44 2:29 3:13 3:57 4:41 5:27 6:16 7:11 8:14 9:21 10:24 11:20 -----

DST FOR MOREHEAD CITY, NC 34º 43’ Latitude 76º 42’ Longitude Tidal Time Difference Between Morehead City &: HIGH Atlantic Beach


LOW -:39

Atlantic Beach Bridge +:22 +:34 Beaufort Inlet -:19 -:17 Bogue Inlet -:13 -:13 Cape Lookout -:43 -:49 Core Creek Bridge +1:00 +1:19 Drum Inlet -:29 -:31 Duke Marine Lab +:16 +:12 Ft. Macon USCG -:09 -:10 Harkers Island +1.26 +2:06 Harkers Island Bridge +1:42 +2:04 Hatteras Inlet -:18 -:15 Newport River +:44 +1:02 New River Inlet -:10 -:11

Editor’s note: Tide prediction information is compiled from an outside source. For the most accurate daily tidal information, please consult your local news or The Weather Channel. This is intended for informational use solely as a guide, not as official navigational tools. By your use of the information on this page, you agree to hold harmless and indemnify NCCOAST against all typographical errors and any litigation arising from your use of these tables.

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1, 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 22, 26, 29: Behind the Scenes - Shark Snack. 2:30-3:30. Visit food preparation areas, animal holding areas and labs and get an overhead view of the Living Shipwreck while aquarists feed the sharks. Age 5 and up, $20. Details: 252247-4003 or 1-14: Art from the Heart. This annual exhibition and contest through the Arts Council of Carteret County is a sure illustration of the creativity that resides along our shores. The display takes up space in a store front in Morehead City Plaza and is free to visit. Details: Fri. 1: Stargazing & Astronomy. 6pm. Meet at the bathhouse at Fort Macon State Park to view space through a telescope and learn more about the universe. Details: 252-7263775. 2-3: Coastal Home & Garden Show. More than 75 exhibitors will be on hand to show off the latest in home and garden products and services at the Crystal Coast Civic Center. Whether you’re remodeling, redecorating or landscaping, this is the place to be each March. Doors are open 9am-5pm on Saturday and 11am-4pm on Sunday. Details: 252-247-3883. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30: Behind the Scenes: Aquarium Close Encounters. 2pm. Visit labs and holding areas, and feed the animals in this thorough behind-the-scenes adventure that includes an overhead view of the Living Shipwreck. Age 8 and up, $25. Details: 252-247-4003 or Sat. 2: Crystal Coast Half Marathon. 9am. Morehead City is home to this spring time race that features a half-marathon, 10K and 5K routes beginning at Jaycee Park on the waterfront. Entry fees range from $35 to $80, with discounts to advance registrations. Details: The Hunts in Concert. 7:30pm. The Hunts have opened for bands such as The Fray, X-Ambassadors, Judah and the Lion, OAR and others and have performed on world class music festival stages including Austin City Limits, Red Rocks, Firefly and Summerfest. The band makes a stop in New Bern to hit the stage at the Cullman Performance Hall. Tickets are $15. Purchase at Mardi Gras on Middle Lane. 2-6pm. A street carnival atmosphere takes over Middle Lane in Beaufort in a celebration reminiscent of Mardi Gras. Expect a street parade, music, food and lots of fun. Mon. 4: Flags of Fort Macon. 10am. Meet in the Visitor Center at Fort Macon State Park to learn about the flags that have left their 20

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mark on the historic site. Details: 252-7263775. 4, 11, 18, 25: Story Time & Pre-K Play. 9-10am. Parents and tots 5 and under enjoy open play in the Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation gymnasium. Parents must accompany children. Free. Details: 252354-6350. Tue. 5: Behind the Scenes – Costume Shop. 2pm. Visit the Tryon Palace Costume Shop for a discussion on historical clothing, research and sewing techniques used in the past. Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for students. Details: Wed. 6: Summer Job Fair. 4-7pm. Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation, Carteret Community College and the Carteret County Chamber of Commerce team up for this annual job fair at the Emerald Isle Recreation Center. Admission is free. Details: 252-354-6350. 6, 13, 20, 27: Civil War Musket Firing Demonstration. 10am. Learn about a Civil War era musket’s history, loading procedures and firing at Fort Macon. Meet in the Fort. Details: 252-726-3775. Thur. 7: Celestial Navigation Along the Graveyard of the Atlantic. 5:30pm. Join official NASA Ambassador Lisa Pelletier-Harman at the NC Maritime Museum for an evening of celestial discovery, including details on the night sky and its relationship with navigation along the waters of North Carolina. Details:, 252-504-7740. Fri. 8: Friday Free Flicks. 7pm. At Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation on the second Friday of each month. Movies are family oriented. Popcorn and a drink are $1. Bring chairs or blankets. No outside beverages or snacks are allowed. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Details: 252-3546350. Hamiltunes – An American Singalong. 6:30pm. The New Bern Civic Theatre and Tryon Palace bring this singalong to the stage featuring the music of the popular Broadway hit “Hamilton.” This event is free, however, seats must be reserved online at Sat. 9: Caroline Shaw and the Jasper String Quartet Perform. 8pm. Carolina Shaw joins the Jasper String Quartet for a performance at First Presbyterian Church, Morehead City, as part of the annual American Music Festival series. Tickets are $32 each, $15 for students. Details: 252-342-5034. ABC Sale. 8am-12pm. The New Bern Historical Society holds its 29th annual ABC (Attic-Basement-Closet) indoor yard


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sale at the New Bern Knights of Columbus Building, featuring everything from dishes to dolls. Admission is free. Mon. 11: Bird Hike. 9am. Meet in the Visitor Center at Fort Macon and take a leisurely hike to identify birds native to the area. Fort Macon has an amazing mix of shore birds and songbirds, and there is always something new to see. Details: 252-7263775. Tue. 12: BHA Volunteer Training. 9am-4pm. The Beaufort Historical Association is ready to train a fresh round of volunteers just in time for the spring/summer tourist season. Learn all about the organization and how your skills can help support its mission. Details: 252-728-5225. 12 & 19: Behind the Scenes – Gardens. 2pm. Tryon Palace Gardens Manager Hadley Cheris takes guests on a tour to discover what is popping up in the 16 acres of gardens on site. Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for students. Details: Wed.13: Merry Time for Tots. 10am. Preschoolers and their caregivers are invited to the NC Maritime Museum to learn all about whales. The program includes a whale sing-a-long, a story and crafts. Ages 2-5, free. Details: www., 252-5047740. Lunch & Learn with Dr. Robert Ainsley. 11:30am. The New Bern Historical Society welcomes Dr. Robert Ainsley, adjunct professor at the University of Mount Olive, to The Chelsea to discuss New Bern’s role in the 1st and 2nd Provincial Congress and the response to King George III’s years of taxation. The cost is $17 for members and $22 for others. Details: 252-638-8558, www. Thur. 14: Women’s History Month Reception. 6pm. The League of Women Voters invites everyone to help them celebrate Women’s History Month at the Promise Land Market, Morehead City. The reception will honor women in Carteret County, both past and present, who have left their mark on the community. A silent auction will be held. The event is free to attend. Details: 252728-6385. Fri. 15: The Infusion Café's Irish Evening. 7pm. Celebrate Ireland’s own St. Patrick with pub music and Irish feasting in three courses, including Guinness Stout Soup and corned beef and cabbage. Details: 252-240-2800. 16-17: Introduction to Wooden Boat Building. 9am-4:30pm. In this two-day hands on course, students explore the art of boat

building from start to finish. Begin with the design and lofting of boats and move on to the setup, steam bending and different methods of creating the back bone of small boats. Course fee is $135. Must be 16 to participate. Details: www.the, 252-504-7740. Sat. 16: 27th Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Festival. 9am-6pm. Held at the Emerald Plantation shopping center, festival features more than 75 arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, clowns and static displays along with amusement rides, face painters and other fun, family-oriented activities. A beer garden is open throughout the day and an array of food is available. Details: 252-3546350. Get Hooked Fishing School. Experts with a variety of fishing knowledge present workshops throughout the day at the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores. Registration required. Cost is $60, which includes a catered lunch. Details: 252-247-4003 or Caviar Tour & Tasting. 10:30am-Noon. Marshallberg Farm, the largest Russian sturgeon farm in the county, opens its doors for farm tour and caviar tasting. Check out the 40 recirculating aquaculture tanks teeming with sturgeon and taste the bounty of their labor. Cost is $20 and tickets can be purchased at Outlander at Tryon Palace. Fans of the Outlander series can now follow Claire and Jamie’s footsteps in North Carolina s they visit Tryon Palace. Tours begin at 9:15am and at 4:15pm. Tickets are $15. Details: Wed. 20: Brown Bag Gam – By Hook or by Crook. Noon. Pack a lunch and join the staff at the NC Maritime Museum and learn about female pirates, including Anne Bonny and Mary Read. Free. No reservation required. Details: www.ncmaritimemuseumbeaufort. com, 252-504-7740. Antiques and Collectibles Club. 11:30am. The long-running club meets once a month at Clawson’s 1905, Beaufort, for a Dutch treat lunch and program. In March, Shirley Gambrell will look at the history of porcelain painting. Visitors are always welcome. Details: 252-240-2966. Burning of the Socks. 6-8pm. Celebrate the old mariner tradition of burning your socks on the spring solstice at Front Street Village in Beaufort. Bring a pair to burn – and a pair to donate, as you enjoy oysters, food, beer and music. Tickets are $25. Details: Thur. 21: Brown Bag Gam – Beaufort’s Dolphins. Noon. Pack a lunch and join the staff at the NC Maritime Museum and learn about the region’s dolphins with Natural

Science Curator Keith Rittmaster. Free. No reservation required. Details: www., 252-5047740. International Film Series. 6pm. Held at the Crystal Coast Civic Center and Joslyn Hall on the campus of Carteret Community College, this annual event presents a foreign film and a dinner that represents cuisine from the country in which the film hails. Dinner begins at 6pm at the civic center and the movie begins at 7:30 at Joslyn Hall. The cost is $35. This month’s film is “My Afternoons with Margueritte” from France. Details: 252-222-6262. Natural Side of Fort Macon Hike. 10am. Meet in the Visitor Center for a leisurely hike exploring the natural side of Fort Macon. Hike will cover both trail and beach. Details: 252-726-3775. Red, Hot & Blue Soul Radio. 7pm. Antuan Hawkins, Sharon Mervin, Darryl Tindley, Jr. and Shillena Parks discuss the music of the 1960s & 1970s when more than 6 million African Americans moved from the rural South into northern urban areas, including Detroit, New York and Philadelphia. Held at the NC History Center, New Bern. The program is free to attend. Details: 252-6393500. Fri. 22: Natalie Clein Performs. 7:30pm. The artistry of British cello virtuoso Natalie Clein will entertain at the Old Theater in Oriental thanks to the Pamlico Musical Society. Clein, who first came to international attention at age 16, will perform works by 20th century composers Nadia Boulanger, Frank Bridge, Elisabeth Luygens and Rebecca Clarke. Tickets are $22. Details: Trivia Bee. 6pm. Help raise funds and awareness of the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain and exercise your random knowledge. Teams of three go head to head at this annual competition at the Crystal Coast Civic Center. Cost is $150 per team. Details: 252-355-2345.

Sat. 23: Natural History Day. 10am. Celebrate the wonders of the natural world at Tryon Palace. Meet an 18th century scientist and explore the campsite of an historian living in the wilderness. Free with admission. Details: Tue. 26: Behind the Scenes – Conservation Lab. 2pm. Learn about the conservation work that is done to artifacts on exhibit at the Governor’s Palace, NC History Center and historic homes around Tryon Palace. Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children. Details: www. Sat. 30: Emerald Isle Marathon, Half-Marathon & 5K. 6:30am. This new annual event consists of three races of varying lengths in hopes of offering something for just about everybody. Funds raised will are donated to area nonprofit programs each year. Registration is available at www.emeraldislerun. com. Entry is limited to the first 1,000 competitors. Shuck, Rattle & Roll. 5:30-10pm. This fundraiser for the Carteret Community College Aquaculture Program will showcase seafood produced by current and former students of the program. Additional catering will be provided by Roland’s BBQ, Beaufort, and craft beer will be provided by Fishtowne Brew House, Beaufort. Live music from 4EverAll and the Embers. Tickets are $30 in advance, $40 after March 22. Details: 252-222-6262. Golden Oldies – Salute to the Troops. 6pm. The Friends of Aging will hold its annual Golden Oldies dinner and dance at the Crystal Coast Civic Center, Morehead City. This year, attendees are invited to wear their red, white and blue as the evening pays tribute to the country’s service men and women. Dinner will be catered by Fat Fella’s and Dick Knight will provide the entertainment. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by calling 252-247-2626. All funds raised will go toward services that support at risk seniors in Carteret County.



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arch is always an exciting month in Emerald Isle. We have many exciting events and activities planned. March is a great month to kick off spring. The 28th annual Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Festival will be held on Saturday, March 16 at the Emerald Plantation Shopping Center. The event is proudly presented by Transportation Impact. It will be held from 9am-6pm. Admission to the festival is FREE as well as the parking. This year’s festival will feature over 75 arts and crafts vendors, amusement rides, face painters and many other fun, family-oriented activities. No pets are allowed on festival grounds. Thanks to Alesia Sanderson, our parks and recreation director for all her hard work each and every year in making the festival such a wonderful event. The St. Patrick’s Festival is such a great event for our community. The Emerald Isle Job Fair will be held on Wednesday, March 6 from 3-6pm at the Emerald Isle Community Center. Emerald Isle Parks and Recreation, Carteret Community College and Carteret County Chamber of Commerce present the fourth annual Job Fair. Employers and applicants are brought together to prepare for the peak summer season in Emerald Isle and surrounding areas. Part-time, full-time, and seasonal opportunities will be available. Admission is free! Come dressed to impress and ready to interview. The Emerald Isle Garden Club would like to invite all Emerald Isle Businesses to participate in their 2nd Emerald Isle Bikes and Blooms on May 4 and 5. Participating businesses are asked to decorate with bike themed floral arrangements that would encourage visitors to

Emerald Isle to explore the business community and our bike paths. This will be held in conjunction with the annual Bike the Banks event. The only requirement to participate is that the floral decoration be bike themed and displayed outside your business. For additional information, please email Carol Wilkins at or call Sara Cozart at 252-354-2151. Sign up today for the 6th annual Marathon, Half-Marathon and 5K races scheduled for March 30. This great annual event has attracted approximately 1,500 runners each year and has raised more than $200,000 for bicycle path improvements and health-related charities over the past 5 years. This year’s event will benefit the Emerald Isle bicycle path and the SECU Family House at UNC Hospitals, an organization that provides lodging and support services to patients receiving medical treatment far from their home communities – www. To learn more and to sign up for the races visit There is no better place to achieve your running goals than in Emerald Isle. Bring your friends and family and make it a great spring weekend at the beach. I would like to thank the race committee for all their hard work in making this event such a success. A special thank you to Commissioner Candace Dooley for all of her hard work and dedication. March will be a fun and exciting month on our Island. I can’t wait for warmer and longer days. See you around our beautiful Town. Have a great March.

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~Emerald Tidings~ After three months of service to Emerald Isle, I remain very optimistic about the Town of Emerald Isle and ongoing efforts to continue to provide quality municipal services to the community, its citizens and patrons. The dedicated elected leaders and capable staff are committed to success in service delivery and I am blessed to have the opportunity to lead administrative efforts on their behalf. With the guidance of a very capable and experienced consultant, the recruitment process is progressing on schedule for the town board of commissioners to select a new town manager in the March-April timeframe. In the meantime, staff and management are progressing with elected official and early citizen input to prepare a municipal operating budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1. The process will conclude with a public hearing on the recommended budget and adoption in June. I do not foresee or anticipate any obstacles that will prevent an efficient budget development process and smooth administrative leadership transition ahead.

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Eastern Emerald Isle Beach Nourishment Project

Since my last update, all required approvals and permits have been secured to allow the planned $20 million Post-Florence Phase 1 nourishment project to proceed as scheduled with completion by April 30. The state grant, county and town funded project will restore the significantly eroded beaches of the Salter Path community, the Town of Indian Beach and the eastern portion of Emerald Isle with the Town of Emerald Isle portion constituting approximately 65 percent of the project scope. The contracts have all been finalized and a pre-construction meeting between local officials, the contractor and environmental regulatory agencies was held in late January. Plans call for the contractor to have two dredges on the project with the smaller of the two dredges to arrive first and begin work in Salter Path while the second larger dredge will focus on the Emerald Isle portion upon arrival. With the two dredges scheduled for work on the project, beach sand restoration activities will move quickly toward completion. Barring any unforeseen complications, contractor Great Lakes is committed to delivering a quality project on time and within budget. I remain confidant the eastern beaches of Emerald Isle will be in excellent condition for the ensuing spring/summer tourist season. The County Beach Preservation Office has set up a webpage for this project. It has been updated to reflect details on staging activities and scheduling information from all meetings and communications with involved parties. Citizens and others interested are encouraged to 24

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I am pleased to advise that the town has continued to address public building and facilities damaged by the hurricane. Most notably, contracts have been authorized to repair Fire Station #2 building damages and for extensive dangerous tree and limb removal activities in the Emerald Isle Woods Park and McleanSpell Park. Upon completion, these two Town park facilities will be reopened for public use. All these improvements and other town efforts have been coordinated with federal and state emergency management officials and full reimbursement of eligible expenditures is expected to be received in the months ahead. The town has continued other clean-up activities throughout the community. Citizens and contractors are (Continued on page 26)


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reminded that ongoing town crew recovery efforts do not include town collection of construction and demolition (C&D) debris. Consistent with long standing town policies, removal of all C&D materials remains the responsibility of the property owner or their agents. We respectfully request that property owners require contractors to remove these materials as soon as possible. Town officials certainly understand the challenges property owners are facing in timely completion of repairs to damaged buildings and property; therefore, we are exercising what I contend is an appropriate degree of discretion to not further pressure already strained property owner patience through the use of any heavy handed or ill-advised and cumbersome code enforcement processes. With the affected property owners and town agents working together, it is my hope that this approach will suffice in achieving our goal. We must, however, do our collective best to ensure as we inch closer to the tourist season that our beautiful community’s appearance does not unnecessarily suffer. The town administration strongly desires to avoid committing limited public resources and valuable time enforcing town regulations to this end. Concerning very important efforts to restore damaged beach and sound front water accesses, the town is pursuing plans to address necessary improvements as a high priority. In the affected area of the eastern Emerald Isle beach nourishment project which begins at the Indian Beach town limits and will end in the vicinity of the Eastern Ocean Regional Access, repairs to significantly damaged beach access points will obviously be challenged until the beach sand replenishment activities

have been essentially completed. However, I am committed to ensuring that the town takes necessary interim steps to ensure adequate and safe access is maintained throughout the project duration at all public beach accesses within the project area. As for access improvements outside the upcoming beach project area, the town is developing an action plan and will be pursuing restoration of all public access facilities with the goal continuing to be completion of most if not all necessary improvements prior to the tourist season. At this time, the only possible exceptions may be major damaged dock accesses on the sound side that will require prior FEMA authorization and reimbursement approval due to the scale and scope of these site specific projects. In closing, I appreciate all the comments and feedback publication of this information produces. I try to respond in a timely manner to all comments. I appreciate the kind words I receive and your patience. I also occasionally get a request or comment that is worthy of inclusion here. A citizen wisely suggested I include a reminder that we all remain diligent in doing our individual part to keep our community clean and green by first avoiding littering and second by helping to pick up any litter. As a result of the storm and its aftermath, we have some additional work to do along our streets, paths and on private property as well. Please do your part to help make and keep Emerald Isle a litter free special island paradise. This includes being responsible pet owners by cleaning up their waste and keeping our furry friends safe by obeying leash and restraint requirements.

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Figure 1 – Site map depicting the geographic ranges, volume of sand (cubic yardage - cy), and borrow source for the upcoming Post-Florence Renourishment Project (Phase I).

Post-Florence Renourishment Project (Phase I) Roughly a year ago (or “BF” = Before Florence), the communities of Bogue Banks began planning for the first beach nourishment project that would be constructed under the guise of the new Bogue Banks Master Beach Nourishment Plan (Master Plan). Rather than taking a project-by-project approach that was necessitated in the early 2000s; the Master Plan was developed over the course of the past decade to serve as an umbrella engineering and permitting document for beach nourishment along the entire island of Bogue Banks over the next 50 years. The Master Plan also helps with our budget forecasting by projecting nourishment efforts into the future in order to better manage the portion of the County’s occupancy tax legislatively-mandated for beach nourishment. Also and again going back a year ago, it was several years since any portion of Bogue Banks between the Atlantic Beach/Pine Knoll Shores border westward to the Point in Emerald Isle had been nourished (~18 miles). Parts of Pine Knoll Shores and Emerald Isle were last nourished in 2013, while Indian Beach/Salter Path was last nourished in 2007. We had a nourishment project planned for this winter (2018-19) entailing ~5.4 miles of beach along the shorelines of east Emerald Isle (EI), Indian Beach and Salter Path. Hurricane Florence passed by in September and accordingly we refocused our efforts, made a few slight changes, and re-termed our project as the Post-Florence Renourishment Project (Phase I) – see Fig. 1. This best describes 30

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what we are trying to accomplish, and is more consistent for FEMA reimbursement purposes. Decisions from FEMA concerning reimbursement for beach nourishment, or their “428” program, which provides a fixed-cost number in lump-sum, will be made later this year (2019). Phase II of the Post-Florence Renourishment Project is ideally scheduled for next winter (2019-2020) and will encompass Central and Western EI, Pine Knoll Shores, and East Atlantic Beach. The Phase I project is estimated to include 945,446 cubic yards (cy) of nourishment sand, which is obviously a large number that maybe difficult to envision, but considering a dump truck holds ~12 cy of sand; the Post-Florence project can be considered as equivalent to 78,787 dump trucks worth of sand – or enough sand to extend a regulation college basketball court (94 feet x 50 feet) well over a mile in to the air. The source of sand for nourishment is the Offshore Dredged Material Disposal Site, or ODMDS, which is a component of the dredging program that routinely occurs at the federally-maintained Morehead City Harbor. The ODMDS has been utilized before for nourishment along Bogue Banks in 2004, 2007 and 2013 and passed the eyeball/aesthetics (and engineering) test with flying colors. Visualizing the nourishment project in cross-section as one would go from the top of the dune seaward, the beachfill will be contoured by; (1) tying into the existing, eroded frontal dune at +12

feet elevation (NAVD 88) and maintaining that top dune elevation at varying lengths as one progresses seaward, (2) the slope of the newly constructed frontal dune will be graded on a 5:1 slope to the elevation of +6 feet, (3) the beach berm (flat part of the beach) will be extended from that point seaward at +6 feet elevation at varying lengths, and (4) the slope of the fill from the berm crest out to sea will be on a 20:1 grade. The newly created dune crest and dune slope will be planted (vegetated) with Sea Oats and Bitter Panicum as part of the contract (see Fig. 2). Great Lakes Dredge & Dock  furnished the lone bid for the project bid totaling $20,109,385 and the firm of Moffatt & Nichol is serving as project engineer (i.e., design, bid solicitation & award, construction Figure 2 – Typical cross-section of the Post-Florence Renourishment Project (Phase I) – administration, etc.). The construction the dune crest and slope will be vegetated as part of the nourishment contract. portion of the project will adhere to the following cost-schedule; (1) the state is providing $5 million per last year’s budget bill which will be updated at least on a weekly basis to monitor (S.L. 2018-5), which will be apportioned to the towns based on the progress once construction begins. Great Lakes Dredge & Dock percentage of cubic yardage to be received in each municipality, should begin mobilizing equipment in mid-February and dredging/ and (2) the balance of cost per municipality is subsequently split pumping should follow the first week of March. Construction must via 75 percent nourishment reserve (occupancy tax) and 25 be completed on April 30 to limit any adverse impacts to biological percent the town receiving nourishment. resources. For a more complete summary of the project, please visit www. What’s your

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

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•Drop in Tennis: Mondays from 9-11am, Blue Heron Park •Open-Play Indoor Soccer: Mon 6-7:30pm, 12 and under; 7:30-9pm, age 13 & up; Wed. 6-7:30pm, 13-16; 7:30-9pm, 17 & up. •Open-Play Basketball: Tue 6-7:30pm, age 15 & under; 7:30-9pm, age 16 & up; Sat 9-11am, age 15 & under; 11am-4pm, age 16 & up. •Open Indoor Volleyball: Fri 6-7:30pm, age 15 & under, 7:30-9pm, age 16 & up.


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

Yoga Program Schedule

Taught by certified Yoga instructors on staff, these classes focus on basic Yoga postures & asana for the beginner; Fees: $2 members & $7 non-members (unless otherwise noted) •Yoga: Mon 12pm, Tue 10am, Thu 9am, Fri 10:30am •Gentle Yoga: Saturdays 10:15am •Yoga as Therapy: Instructed by a physical therapist, this class incorporates core strengthening, spinal stability, stretching, balance and gentle yoga poses. The emphasis is on correct alignment and individual modification. Appropriate for all levels. Mon & Wed @ 9:15am-($5 members, $10 non-members.)

Special Events and Information March 6: Job Fair. 3-6pm at Emerald Isle Community Center. No registration required! The Job Fair brings employers and job seekers together! The job fair will also feature employers who need additional help during the busy summer months. For more information or to be a representing employer, contact Sheila Lowe, at 252-354-6350 or March 8: Friday Free Flicks featuring “Christopher Robin.” 7pm. Movies are family oriented. Free and open to the public, children must be accompanied by an adult. Popcorn and drink for $1. Please bring chairs and or blankets, no outside beverages or snacks. March 15: Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Festival Preview. 5-10pm. Come ride the St. Patrick’s Festival amusement rides at Emerald Plantation for one low price all evening! No food vendors, arts and crafts vendors, or alcohol sales on Friday night. Contact 252-354-6350 March 16: 28th Annual Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Festival. 9am-6pm. The 28th annual Emerald Isle St. Patrick’s Festival is proudly presented by Transportation Impact. Admission to the festival and parking are free. Contact 252-354-6350 for more information March 19: PEP Program. 10-11am. The PEP program, or Police Educating the Public, is a series of one-hour classes presented on the third Tuesday of every month in the town board meeting room. Topic: Common Scams March 28: Coffee with a Cop @ 4J’s Café and Bake Shop. 9-10am. Join your neighbors and police officers for coffee and conversation! No agendas or speeches, just a chance to ask questions, voice concerns, and get to know the officers in your neighborhood! March 30: 6th Emerald Isle Marathon, Half-Marathon, and 5K Races. Held at the Western Ocean Regional Access. This great annual event has attracted approximately 1,500 runners each year, and has raised more than $200,000 for bicycle path improvements and healthrelated charities. Start time 6:15am. Sign up at

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at the AQUARIUM Wands and Wings Forest Fairies to Sea Serpents on March 9 combines education and imagination into a magical day of activities, free with admission or aquarium membership. Be on the lookout for fairies, elves, imps, gnomes, wizards, sea monsters, storybook creatures and other mythical characters. Costumes are optional but encouraged and add to the fun. Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s activities for girls and boys are available 9am to 5pm and include opportunities to build fairy houses from pine cones, shells and other natural materials found outdoors, find fairy and mermaid doors around the habitats, leave messages for the imaginary inhabitants of these structures, discover your fairy or elf name and decorate your own fanciful wand to take home. Also enjoy a pretend sea serpent in the Living Shipwreck during the daily dive shows. The daily Creature Features turn into theatrical fairy tales starring live animals in whimsical, Aquariumstyle interpretations of favorite fables. Though Forest Fairies to Sea Serpents focuses on make-believe, it inspires a closer look at real animals and their environments.

Reel-y Good Fishing School Fish on! Sign up now for the annual Get Hooked Fishing School hosted by the aquarium. The popular one-day course on Saturday, March 16, features in-depth presentations by experienced anglers on many aspects of the sport, including topics such as inshore

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Spring Things A day out of school is good, and spending it at Aquarium Spring Break camps makes it great. Spring Break Camp sessions will be offered April 22-23 for grades 1-3 and April 25-26 for grades 4-6. Camps are from 8:30am to 2:30pm. Campers enjoy hands-on opportunities, behind-the-scenes action, discovery labs, outdoor activities and more. Advance registration is required and Spring Break Camps fill quickly, so sign up soon. Winter is on the way out, which means outdoor fun is on its way in. Fishing lessons, stand-up paddleboard nature excursions and

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Junior Volunteer Summer Program Calling high school students that are genuinely interested in marine biology, zoology, animal husbandry and environmental science! Registration for the 2019 Summer Junior Volunteer Program is open. The program is open to rising freshmen, sophomore, junior and senior high school students. Those selected to participate in this program will have the

opportunity to work with aquarium staff and experienced volunteers in the education department. Junior Volunteers work closely with experienced volunteers as exhibit interpreters at the Tidal Touch Pool and the Skate and Ray Encounters touch pool, and at various Discovery Carts. Junior Volunteers are selected through a competitive application process and those selected will need to commit to eight hours of volunteer time each week for the five-week program. Deadline to register is April 30. Applications can be found on the teen volunteer section of the aquarium website. Visit for more detail.

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indfulness, by definition, is the psychological process of bringing one’s attention to experiences in the present moment. This can be developed over time by reoccurring practice. Far too often we forget about exercising our mind in addition to our physical bodies. But, with a little practice and some patience, mindfulness can become easier. One of the easiest practices for mindfulness is through meditation. Many have preconceived ideas of meditation, but I encourage you to give it a chance. The goal is to become one with the current moment, free of thought and undistracted. Sitting without thinking about anything, for me, seems impossible! How can we turn society off when we all have smart phones. I mean, my 92-year-old grandfather has a smart phone. All those notifications everywhere we go. I don’t know about you but I have a news ding followed by various notification dings such as email, my children’s school, text messages, banking, work apps, etc. It seems like an impossible feat to tune the world out and concentrate on the present all guided by my breath. But, I attempted it and have to admit, I feel amazing! Our in house health coach Juan Pulido encourages all of his clients to try meditation as often as they can. “The benefits are limitless, such as decreased stress and anxiety, increased quality of life, and increased overall happiness,” said Juan. “These are often hard barriers to achieving someone’s goals in life, such as weight loss, therefore it is imperative we work on our mental fitness as often as we work on our physical fitness.”


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Juan suggests starting small and aiming for 5 minutes of meditation a day, increasing by a minute each week. You can set a timer and see if you are able to tune everything out and focus on your breathing, allowing your body to relax with each successive breath. When thoughts enter your mind, acknowledge them and then move them out of your mind. Don’t over judge yourself, nothing is going to happen perfect the first time. Be patient and understanding with yourself and the thoughts that come in your head. Over time you can increase to as long as it takes for you to feel the overall effects of chronic meditation and mindfulness. Everyone’s needs are different. Some of you may benefit from simply 5 minutes a day while others may require an hour a day. It doesn’t matter what time of day you practice, just pick a time that is realistic for you and stick to it. My biggest mindfulness triumph to date is not losing my cool when something catastrophic happens at work. I used to react with crunched shoulders, clenched jaw and tight fists with racing thoughts of how I was going to fix this problem immediately. Now, those reactions are almost non-existent. I take a deep breath and close my eyes allowing my mind to not run away with racing thoughts. Instead I think the entire situation through and come to a valid and calm solution. You can read more about my journey toward mindfulness on our Crystal Coast Wellness and Performance Center blog. Feel free to reach out to myself or Juan if you have questions. We are always willing to help in anyway whether it is about your mind, body, or soul.

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atmeal is one of many options people have when sitting down to breakfast each morning. Though brand name cereals or staples like bacon and eggs might be the most popular choices at the breakfast table, few foods pack as nutritious a punch as oatmeal. Instant oatmeal might be found in the pantries of many households. But it’s important to note that packets of instant oatmeal are often loaded with sodium and sugar, which can compromise the nutritional benefits of the oats. In fact, WebMD says some instant oatmeal packets contain as much as eight teaspoons of sugar per serving. Store-bought plain rolled oats, or steel-cut oats, are typically nutritious and low in both sugar and sodium. For example, Bob’s Red Mill Extra Thick Whole Grain Rolled Oats contain just one gram of sugar per serving and no sodium. Oatmeal can provide a great start to your day and pay other dividends as well, though itÕs important that consumers read package labels so they are getting the nutritional benefits of whole grain oats without the added sugar and sodium. The following are three of the many ways a morning bowl of oatmeal can benefit your body.

decrease low-density lipoprotein cholesterol, which is commonly referred to as LDL or “bad” cholesterol. A single serving of Bob’s Red Mill Extra Thick Whole Grain Rolled Oats provides 1.6 grams of soluble fiber, helping people get a healthy head start on lowering their LDL throughout the day.

2. Oatmeal is loaded with vitamins and minerals.

The online medical resource Healthline notes that oats contain a well-balanced nutrient composition that can help people get well on their way to consuming their recommended daily intake of various vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. For example, half a cup of oats contains 41 percent of the RDI of phosphorous and 20 percent of the RDI of iron. That same serving contains 51 grams of carbohydrates and 13 grams of protein.

3. Oatmeal can help people maintain healthy weights.

Oatmeal, so long as it isn’t instant oatmeal, is one of the rare foods that’s both filling and low in calories. That makes it an ideal choice for those who want a filling breakfast that won’t affect their waistlines. Oatmeal is filling because of its fiber content. Unlike other carbohydrates, fiber does not break down into sugar once it’s consumed. When fiber is consumed, it absorbs water and takes up space in the stomach, leading to feelings of fullness that can prevent overeating. The nutritional benefits of oatmeal make it a must-have item for anyone who wants to start their day off in a healthy way.

1. Oatmeal can help lower “bad” cholesterol.

According to the Mayo Clinic, oatmeal contains soluble fiber, which can reduce the absorption of cholesterol into the bloodstream. And it doesn’t even take much soluble fiber to reap such benefits. Five to 10 grams of soluble fiber per day has been shown to

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Schulze replied: “At first, nobody believes you. Trying to explain it with the language barrier and the charades, you look pretty ridiculous. They wonder, ‘What’s the catch?’ Then when they really understand, they get unbelievably stoked. It’s 10 times easier to go out and collect plastic than fish.” “That’s pretty much how it started; now we have full-time retired fishermen collecting plastic seven days a week.” The revenue to support the operation is a massive retail campaign. By purchasing 4Ocean bracelets that sell for $20 each, consumers can show their support. Each bracelet is made from made from 100% recycled materials that have been recovered in 4Ocean cleanups. Each bracelet sold finances the cleanup of one more pound of trash from the ocean and coastlines. The beads are made from recycled glass bottles and the cord is made from recycled plastic water bottles. The unisex design is suitable for adults and children, and the bracelet is adjustable from 2-5 inches in diameter. A variety of styles are available, highlighting different sea creatures. The product line is rapidly expanding. Freelance journalist Danielle Macdonald in an article for InFlorida Magazine, complimented the millennial entrepreneurs and surfing dudes – Cooper and Schulte. “It has taken two young surfers to shake people’s comfort zone and shine a light on what’s really happening in our plastic-swamped oceans,” she wrote. “Not only are these eco-warriors changing the attitudes of consumers, they encapsulate the strength of human spirit and how the willpower of a few is not just a drop in the ocean.”

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and remove.” A fleet of smaller panga boats can be launched to get into harder to reach and narrow areas. Each panga can haul out about 1,500 pounds of trash. Schulze commented that 4Ocean “has every intention on expanding. Our dream is to be able to use that plastic we’re collecting to make sustainability-based products that consumers would want to be a part of,” he said. “There’s a wide array of things you can do with the plastic, and that’s both recyclable plastic and the stuff that’s deemed un-recyclable. We can make structurally based materials; we can make ‘plastic lumber ‘for houses from the plastic we pull out of the ocean.” “We are doing everything we can to not only pull the plastic out of the ocean but to find sustainable based solutions with that plastic. That’s what’s going to create the circular economy,” Schulze said. Cooper made note: “We live in a world of consumerism; every purchase we make is a vote, and it’s the big brands that are counting the ballots. If we can teach people to use their dollar to vote for a company that’s doing good, they will listen and these big brands will start using ocean plastic in their products.” “Or Coke will start saying, ‘For every soda purchased, we’ll remove a bottle out of the ocean.’ The reason why these big companies aren’t doing things like this is because there’s not enough attention on it right now. But if we can raise enough awareness, they’ll start doing it.” “Understand that small actions can have a huge impact,” Cooper said, “just by adopting a sustainability lifestyle and cutting down the use of plastic. If you do have to use plastic, make sure that it gets recycled so it doesn’t end up in the trash and certainly not the ocean.”

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ye Bye Plastic Bags has become a global youth movement to end plastics pollution within the Earth’s oceans. According to the originators, sisters Melati and Isabel Wijsen of Bali, Indonesia, the project sort of named itself back in 2013. Bye Bye Plastic Bags is clever, catchy and memorable. They are making a difference. It’s a fascinating story that was told recently by Michael Sullivan, senior Asia correspondent with National Public Radio. Melati is now 18, and Isabel is 16, so they were quite young when they formed their anti-plastics posse. Sullivan explained that “Bali is part of the island nation of Indonesia, which is the world’s second biggest polluter when it comes to marine plastic, trailing only China. And when ocean currents carry that plastic to the tourist island of Bali, it’s a public relations nightmare.” It’s a numbers game. Bali is about the same size as the State of Delaware. Bali has a population of some 4.3 million people, while Delaware has a mere 1 million inhabitants. Simply, the Bali waste stream is overwhelming the waste collection and treatment capacity. From another perspective, the population density of Bali is about 1,930 people per square mile. In contrast, Carteret County has about 70 residents per square mile. The Bali plastics pollution problem was apparent every day, right in front of Wijsen family, Sullivan said. The Wijsen home is beachfront property. “If we went swimming,” Isabel said, “a plastic bag would wrap around your arm. You just say enough is enough.” Sullivan reported the girls “went online and discovered that more than 40 countries had already banned or taxed plastic bags” by 2013. “We thought,” Isabel remembered, “if they can do it, c’mon, Bali! C’mon, Indonesia. We can do it, too! So, without a business plan or a strategy or a budget … we went forward with pure passion to make our island home plastic bag free.” Sullivan said the girls tried to model “influential world leaders who they viewed as change-makers, including Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi.” Melati explained: “We didn’t want to wait until we were older to start making a difference. It wasn’t even a question, really. It was

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The Day President Truman Came to Raleigh More than 50,000 people converged on the North Carolina State Capitol grounds in Raleigh some 70 years ago to witness the dedication of a new monument, which had been erected to memorialize three native Tar Heels who ascended to the office of US president. To do the honors on Oct. 19, 1948, was US President Henry S. Truman. He sang the praises of Andrew Jackson, James K. Polk and Andrew Johnson. “All three … were men of the people, men of deep religious faith … and men with dauntless courage. They never swerved from the people’s cause. They deserve not only an enduring monument, but they deserve understanding and remembrance.” Each man served as president in time of trouble, Truman said, while occupying the White House during the 19th century. Andrew Jackson of Union County served as the seventh president from 1829-37, and his inscription reads: “He revitalized American democracy.” Jackson is credited with making “democracy the touchstone of American politics.” He was viewed as the first “people’s president,” ushering in what historians have dubbed the era of “the common man” in American politics. James Polk of Mecklenburg County served as the 11th president from 1845-49 and was praised because: “He enlarged our national boundaries.” Indeed, during Polk’s term in office, the United States annexed Texas, acquired California and determined the 49th parallel as the international boundary with Canada, thereby setting the stage for Congress to establish the Oregon Territory. Andrew Johnson of Wake County served as the 17th president from 1865-69. His inscription attests: “He defended the Constitution.” Johnson was serving as vice president to President Abraham Lincoln when Congress passed the Thirteenth Amendment to the US Constitution to “abolish slavery and involuntary servitude.” When Lincoln was assassinated in April 1865, Johnson was sworn in as commander in chief. A great accomplishment was Johnson’s perseverance in securing the amendment’s ratification by the states. He personally appealed to governors of six hold-out states (including North Carolina and South Carolina). Johnson prevailed, and the amendment was ratified Dec. 6, 1865. The Raleigh monument was sponsored by the NC General Assembly, and it is one of the last works completed by acclaimed sculptor Charles Keck of New York City. The figures are cast bronze – Polk and Johnson are shown in seated positions, flanking Jackson, who is shown riding his horse. All are atop a pedestal of Mount Airy 46

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granite. The mystery remains to this day – which of Jackson’s many horses is in the statue? He was both an ardent breeder and an avid bettor. Terra Schramm, state capitol site administrator, said it appears to be a horse with no name. Just for fun, let’s assume he is a white stallion known as Sam Patch. Jackson named that horse after America’s first daredevil Sam Patch, a professional waterfall jumper. Or perhaps the horse is a she – Jackson’s gray mare named Bolivia, who was a sleek racehorse. A third possibility is Duke, Jackson’s warhorse from the Battle of New Orleans. Remember the year? It was 1814 when American troops “took a little trip … along with Colonel Jackson down the mighty Mississipp’ … and caught the bloody British in the town of New Orleans. We fired our guns and the British kept a-comin’ – there wasn’t nigh as many as there was a while ago.” Truman Praises the Carolina 3 Presidents Andrew Jackson, James K. Polk and Andrew Johnson “lived through days when reason was overcome by emotion,” President Harry Truman said, so their “acts were misunderstood and misinterpreted. Intense feeling obscures the truth.” “Each of these men did his duty as president of the whole nation against the forces of pressure and persuasion which sought to make him act as a representative of a part of the nation only,” Truman said. “Each provoked the wrath of some sincere and honest men, which is a serious thing. A president may dismiss the abuse of scoundrels, but to be denounced by honest men honestly outraged is a test of greatness that none but the strongest men survive.” Truman commented: “It is a happy circumstance that this is a monument not to one man but to three … who are forever a part of North Carolina.” “The Constitution declares that there shall be no ‘titles’ of nobility in this republic. It does not say that there shall be no nobility. But it is not nobility attained by birth. One may come to it from a camp, as Jackson did, or from a university, as Polk did, or from a tailor’s bench, as Johnson did. “Do your duty, and history will do you justice,” Truman concluded.

Truman’s ‘Other Speech’ Was Pure Politics The date of US President Harry S. Truman’s appearance in Raleigh is significant – Oct. 19, 1948. The presidential election was just two

weeks away – Nov. 2. The presidential side of Harry Truman shone through in his statesman-esque delivery of remarks about North Carolina’s trio of American presidents. His formal address contained about 2,625 words. He was more than glad to accept the invitation to come to Raleigh to mix “business and pleasure.” For Truman, the fun part was being on the campaign trail and speaking at a political rally that the Democrats had set up in the afternoon at the NC State Fairgrounds. He had the 3,155-word political speech in his back pocket. The fairgrounds seemed to be an ideal agricultural-related venue for Truman to memorialize a North Carolina “invention,” fondly remembered as the “Hoover Cart.” Although by 1948, America was viewing the Great Depression era in the rearview mirror, the Democrats were still clinging to the flashback image of the Hoover Cart to try to appeal to rural voters. Truman noted that the first “models” of Hoover Carts were created by North Carolina farmers, beginning during the administration of Republican Herbert Hoover (1929-33). Basically, the Hoover Cart was part of a car with seats and rubber wheels, pulled by a horse, mule, oxen, goats or a pair of husky boys. Some carts were fairly elaborate, while others were rudimentary and rustic. Surely, during the Great Depression, times were tough. Families who had relied on automobiles for travel suddenly found themselves without the means to pay for fuel or maintain their vehicles. Available gasoline was expensive and highly taxed. Automobile transportation suddenly became a luxury, so common folks had to find alternative means of transportation. Hoover Cart drivers would stop at service stations for water for their animals and air for the tires. Service station owners began stocking and selling hay. Truman recalled how the Washington politicians in the early 1930s kept saying, “there was nothing to do about the Great Depression but ‘ride it out.’ Ride it out! You did – in Hoover Carts,” he said. One who saw opportunity in the 1930s to make lemonade out of the Hoover Cart phenomenon was Eugene L. Roberts Sr. of Pikeville in Wayne County. He was a local minister and publisher of a weekly newspaper, the Goldsboro Herald. Lew Powell, a veteran North Carolina journalist, wrote that Roberts suggested Goldsboro host a “Hoover Cart Rodeo” with contests and prizes as a publicity stunt. What a great idea, everyone agreed. Bronson Gardner, a native of Goldsboro, who has written several historical articles about the Goldsboro of yesteryear, said the rodeo was held on Sept. 10, 1932, and “some 400 Hoover Carts paraded through the town. Streets were jammed. Goldsboro’s police and four state highway patrolmen could not untangle the traffic jam.” The news media had a field day, saying the Hoover Cart Rodeo was the biggest thing to hit Goldsboro since 1896, when presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan came into town on the train. The media darling in 1932 turned out to be Goldsboro’s own Alphonso “Fonzy” Atkins Epps. Someone took a photograph of Epps standing by his Hoover Cart frame while strumming his guitar. A hand-painted sign read: “Hoover’s Got My Mule.” The photo was distributed nationwide by the wire services. In that day and time, that was the equivalent of “going viral.”

Governor Zeb: Do you mind moving over? That was the “request” issued when the North Carolina Memorials Commission selected the best location on the State Capitol grounds in Raleigh for a new monument to memorialize the presidential native

sons – Andrew Jackson, James K. Polk and Andrew Johnson. “One of the biggest issues that the monument commission faced in the 1940s was deciding on a Union Square location for the ‘Three Presidents,’” said Terra Schramm, state capitol site administrator. “The most prominent spot, at the east entrance to the Capitol, was already occupied by the Zebulon Baird Vance monument. “Plans to relocate the much beloved governor were met with cries of outrage from some quarters. Ultimately,” she said, “the North Carolina Memorials Commission decided to move Vance in order to highlight the national importance of Jackson, Polk and Johnson.” Vance was born on a farm near Weaverville in Buncombe County, and he was elected state governor twice. He served from 1862-65 and again from 1877-79. Only three other men hold that distinction in North Carolina history – to serve nonconsecutively as state governor. They were: Richard Caswell of Lenoir County, the very first Tar Heel governor, who served from 1776-80 and was returned to the office to serve from 1785-87; Benjamin Williams of Johnston County, who held the governorship from 1799-1802 and again from 1807-08; and James Baxter Hunt Jr. served from 1977-85 and also from 1993-2001. (Hunt was born in Greensboro and grew up in Wilson. He is credited as being “the longest-serving governor in the state’s history – at 5,838 days.” That reportedly puts him in a tie for fourth place for longevity among all governors in U.S. history.) Gov. Vance’s statue is now on the perimeter of Union Square, and it has worked out nicely, in that he is facing fellow governor Charles Brantley Aycock, who was born on a farm near the community of Fremont (then called Nahunta) in Wayne County. Aycock served as North Carolina’s governor from 1901-05. The original sculpture of Vance was dedicated in 1900. It was created by sculptor Henry Jackson Ellicott of Philadelphia, Pa., who specialized in Civil War-era statues. It was one of his last creations, as he died the following year. As constructed, the statue of Vance was mounted on an 11.5-foot tall base made of Mount Airy granite. The height of the pedestal “aroused criticism as it prevented viewers from admiring the details of the statue.” In response, when it was decided in 1949 that the Vance would be relocated to face the Aycock, the commission announced that Vance “would be lowered” to match the level of Aycock. Fortunately, both men were cast in bronze to be about 8.5 feet tall. The Aycock monument was dedicated in 1924 and sculpted by Gutzon Borglum, who was born in the Idaho Territory. His parents were Danish immigrants. (Borglum’s most important work was the Mount Rushmore National Memorial in Keystone, S.D., completed in 1941.) Back in Raleigh, on brisk fall nights…whispering music wafts skyward from Union Square. Is it the doing of the ghost of William Starr Myers, who was a student at UNC-Chapel Hill in 1897? A poet and songwriter, Myers created both “Hark the Sound” and “Tar Heel Born.” He supposedly comes at night, eluding a hungry wolfpack, to coach the voices of Zebulon Vance and Charles Aycock, for both men studied law at the UNC-Chapel Hill. Under Myers’ tutelage, those old statues can carry a tune … for they are “Tar Heel born and Tar Heel bred … and Tar Heel dead” … still singing “RAH, RAH, Car’lina … lina … RAH, RAH, Car’lina … lina.” Mike Wagoner ISLAND REVIEW • March 2019







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f you have children or grandchildren, nieces or nephews, born after 1996, then you are already familiar with the wonder and joy represented by this newest generation of young Americans, Generation Z. Within my own family, we laughingly refer to our two “pods” of grandchildren as our “littles and bigs.” Our “bigs” birth years range from 2000 to 2006 and our “littles” from 2016 to 2018. We love the sweet synchronicity of three older grandsons and one granddaughter and then again in the younger set, three grandsons and one granddaughter! As a grandmother of eight members of Generation Z, I also understand the uniqueness of creating relaxed, comfy spaces for them to enjoy gatherings at our beach home. Generation Z cannot imagine a pre iPhone or Android world. Their childhood has been infinitely documented; every parent and grandparent can instantly photograph and video their every move and then post to Facebook and Instagram or share endlessly via text messages. Of course, if they are pre-teens or teens, they carry their own mobile phone in their pocket and are being defined as the best multi-multitaskers on the planet as they switch seamlessly from homework, Snapchat, YouTube, texting their grandmother, back to homework, listening to music on their headphones, snacking and playing Fortnite. Even our youngest toddler grandchildren know to request the phone from the nearest older sibling or adult “to see the pictures” or play their favorite “Old McDonald Had a Farm, E-I-E-I-O”! How to ensure that these digital natives still clamor for a good old fashioned beach vacation? Create an amazing oasis that shows you love them for who they are, these loving, compassionate, creative and adventurous young souls. I have recently embraced this challenge by designing just such a room to be used for the next few summers by the “bigs” and then will transition after that to be the enclave for the youngest grandchildren. A little used ground level kitchenette was severely flooded by hurricane Florence, which necessitated the removal of moldy cabinets and sheetrock. The post-disaster silver lining is we realized that a better use would be to create a bedroom haven for our grandchildren, which is now eagerly anticipated by all the cousins. Because we were designing with children over 6 years old in mind, we playfully turned to a treehouse shaped twin over twin bunkbed in a coastal driftwood color for one space for sleeping and 52

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relaxing. For our second bunkbed, we chose a twin bed over a full size bed with its own staircase built-in as a more imaginative and fun alternative to a bunk ladder. The full size bed is a bonus whether used by a taller teen or, even more important, on the occasions when adults may choose to occupy the room. Generation Z also travels with lots of power cords for phones, iPads, and video game systems so we ramped up to double duplex electrical outlets (four separate plug-ins) in multiple locations around the room to ensure sibling and cousin harmony when time to charge their devices. The Generation Z bedroom wouldn’t be complete without a wallmounted smart TV for movies and video games. A collection of small, square ottomans scattered about will be mobile seating for TV viewing and gaming or fiercely contested board and card games. A cozy and colorful area rug laid over the vinyl wood-grained tile in driftwood white will provide a welcome spot for hanging out with their favorite cousins. A few well-placed shaker peg boards or wall hooks for hanging wet towels will restore some form of order to the teen chaos. Best of all for them, they are just steps away from the outside hot and cold shower with a bright, artistic mural by a local artist, their favorite shower at the cottage after long hours in the ocean and on the beach. Night time falls and the laughter and conversations continue until one by one, the brothers or sisters and cousins drift off to sleep. Cousin Camp … and another wonderful memory of their best beach week ever! Score one for their grandmother Honey again! Julia Batten Wax Broker/Owner, Emerald Isle Realty



Crystal Coast Weddings


etting the stage for an amorous getaway, where wild horses roam  freely and southern charm meets rich maritime history,  the Crystal Coast is  nestled along North Carolina’s central shore.  The 85 miles of gleaming Atlantic beaches only begin to tell the story of  North Carolina’s Crystal Coast. The natural beauty of the  Southern Outer Banks lends itself to awe-inspiring coastal weddings. The Crystal Coast  will impress the most discerning,  nautical-loving bride with attentive  and gracious southern  service, award-winning chefs, and an array of distinctive venues to accommodate weddings of all sizes.  Endless venue options, ranging from quaint seaside cottages to  beachfront mansions, referred to locally as  “sandcastles,” provide the  perfect backdrop for a sophisticated  seaside soirée. A number of professional vacation rental companies come equipped with talented wedding and special events teams to cater to your every need. For the rustic-loving bride, Butterfly Kisses Pavilion provides just the right touch of farmhouse chic, whereas stunningly historic churches cater to the taste of a quintessential southern bride. Originally constructed in 1855, the perfectly preserved Octagon House stands sentinel among 60 acres of marshland. Other distinctive venues include the full-service, Celebration Cottage,  overlooking the serene  waters of Atlantic Beach, the NC Maritime Museum in Beaufort, where  boardwalks are  adorned with artisanal hand-carved wooden boats along the  glassy  waters of Taylors Creek and more. The secluded silken beaches, and the gentle lull of waters from  the  Atlantic make for idyllic ceremonies. Nature lovers and eco-

enthusiasts may opt to say “I do” at Cape Lookout National Seashore — a 56-mile strand of glimmering beaches that make up the coastal islands of eastern North Carolina, and one of the few remaining natural barrier island chains in the world,  accessible only  by boat. Those seeking an intimate and peaceful wedding will find it here, where Mother Nature has all there is to offer. An intimate ceremony at Shackleford Banks boasts romantic views of wild horses. For more than 300 years the wild horses of Shackleford Banks have  taken care of their young, frolicked  on pristine deserted beaches and foraged  for food with not a  saddle or fence in sight. The horses have enjoyed the  protections afforded by Cape Lookout National Seashore in  cooperation with the  Foundation for Shackleford Horses dedicated to maintaining the animals’ way of life. The Crystal Coast provides the chance to dine on “fresh from the docks” seafood caught the same day in clean, North Carolina coastal waters with the Carteret Catch program — a joint venture between local restaurants, retailers and the fishing  industry,  guaranteeing fresh seasonal seafood caught by local fishermen. Along with award-winning chefs, this eco-friendly approach makes for a distinctive wedding plate. From waters of crystalline purity bordering sandy, sparkling beaches, a towering lighthouse and a herd of wild Mustang horses, to the charming setting of famous Nicholas Sparks’ romance novels “A Walk to Remember” and “The Choice” — the Crystal Coast is an exceptional destination to celebrate an fairy tail romance. Karen Gould, Dir. of Digital and Event Marketing Crystal Coast Tourism Authority

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ome on spring! (With my fingers crossed! As I write this in January it’s 70 degrees outside and I’m hoping it’s still 70 degrees outside when you read this! Spring will roll in and we’ll find out “the rest of the story” from our visitor in September last year that came for a visit and seemed to have taken up residence in a summer home. The more trees bloom with flowers the better off we’ll all be. Also, as this edition of the Island Review hits the streets, we should be finishing up planting our first 200 trees from our 2019 – Year of the Tree campaign. This is very exciting for every property owner in PKS! There are several people I want to give all of the credit for this project. First, after the storm, we had a donation of $5,000 to our town, then I heard from a town resident, Chris Freeman, that he and I had the same idea of planting “a lot” of trees! He contacted our friends at The National Arbor Day Foundation, who eventually donated $5,000 to our cause. He managed the ordering of the trees for the campaigns also. Another volunteer that helped to the ”extreme” for our town is Steve Felch, recently appointed chair of our Community Appearance Commission. He took the orders and went to the individual properties to put in flags where the trees were to be planted. Then he, and our Super Hero Sonny Cunningham, called “811” to mark our planting flags for underground utilities. The volunteers from the CAC helped

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organize the planting of the right trees in the right places. The potential for something going wrong with so many moving parts was huge, but they overcame the odds and got the job done. Staff involvement was very supportive and “all over” making this project work. I mentioned Sonny Cunningham, who is always thinking of the best for Pine Knoll Shores! Sarah Williams, our town clerk, smartly organizing our three prongs between the National Arbor Day Foundation, the state Forestry Service and our local campaign. Our town manager, Brian Kramer, made sure that this whole campaign was operating effectively and our every move was headed in the right direction for the big picture campaign. I want to say “THANK YOU!” to everyone that made this campaign a huge success! This is yet more proof that when we work together for a common goal, we make it happen! I am very proud to have worked with this team to make our town so rich with trees and the “Tree City USA” we are known for. Before this storm hit us, we had built up the town’s fund balance enough so we didn’t need any outside help. Thank you Julie Anderson, our finance director, for putting us in a position that we were able to meet the needs of our town to recover. My final point is that we all make a great team! We have the best people in place to conquer anything as long as we work together. One Team, One Town, One Pine Knoll Shores!

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club news PKS Garden Club The members of the PKS Garden Club have had a busy fall season. In addition to cleaning up their own gardens in the wake of Hurricane Florence, the club spent the October meeting cleaning up the town gardens and “putting them to bed” for the winter. At the November meeting, several club members demonstrated Christmas crafts and thoughtfully provided written instructions. Donna Belanger showed everyone how she constructs Christmas bows; using wired ribbon helps. JoAnn Shallcross showed off her beautiful memorial tree and demonstrated how she made it. She started with several tiers of children’s small alphabet blocks, mounted on a turntable. She tucked all sorts of small holiday memorabilia in between the blocks for a festive display. Jean McDanal demonstrated a simple snowman wall hangings. Susan King demo’d a “debris tree” using crepe myrtle and magnolia leaves that had been spray painted in gold and silver. On Veteran’s Day, the group rededicated the Blue Star Memorial on Salter Path Road with a lighting ceremony. Several of the town’s many veterans spoke. After the ceremony, we adjourned to the town hall for a wine and cheese party, attended by close to a hundred people. In late November, Martha and Clark Edwards once again drove to the Mistletoe Meadows Christmas Tree farm in the western mountains and took delivery of more than 200 fresh green wreaths for the club’s annual fundraiser. The club sells the beautiful wreaths for a modest price; they were distributed on Nov. 29. At that time, many of Donna’s bows were sold. In December, about 20 club members worked for 1½ hours, quickly producing over 100 swags. Martha and Clark Edwards had scoured the area to find branches of Frazer fir for use. Greenery was donated by The Fishstrong Foundation and The Market at Cedar Point. Donna made all of the bows for these swags. Later that day, three groups drove up and down the Pine Knoll Shores section of Salter Path Road and hung swags on each street sign, then decorated it with one of Donna’s red bows. A different group went to Beaufort to decorate the Cape Lookout National Seashore Visitor’s Center on Front Street, in what used to be the Post Office building. This is the second year club members have decorated the building in time for Beaufort’s Candlelight Tour. This project began with a request from Kathleen O’Grady, a ranger with the Cape Lookout National Seashore. The annual Holiday Luncheon was held on Dec. 12 at the Country Club of the Crystal Coast. Members played games, held raffles and distributed door prizes while enjoying delicious food and festive decorations and piano music by Cathi Turner. They also collected 15 grocery bags full of nonperishable food donations for Martha’s Mission. Generous cash donations were collected for Caroline’s House, the local domestic violence shelter. On Jan. 9, the club enjoyed a program entitled Flexman for the Birds by local photographer Bill Flexman. He captured each image with an artist’s eye. He showcased local birds, and everyone was amazed by how many birds either lived here year round, or, like the cedar waxwings, migrated through our area in February, stripping our hollies and pyracanthas of their bright red berries. 56

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The audience was alert as he shared his images. Some of us disputed that these birds were ever seen in our area. He threw in a few that weren’t just to see if we were paying attention. He showed us a photo or an Audubon Oriole, making a rare appearance. This oriole is native to Texas In February, club members are set to attend the annual meeting of the Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners at the Crystal Coast Civic Center. The PKS Garden Club holds meetings on the second Wednesday of the month at town hall, unless they are having a special outing. They meet at 9:30am for social time with light refreshments, followed by a program at 10am. A business meeting follows the program. All members of Pine Knoll Shores are welcome to join the club, and guests are always welcome. For further information, email pksgardenclub@ or find them on Facebook, at PineKnollShoresGardenClub. Jan Corsello & Charlotte Hamilton

PKS Women’s Club In January, the club welcomed Kathryn Hudson who is a Reiki Master-teacher, author and speaker based in Europe who has an off-season presence in Emerald Isle. After 22 years as an international banker, Kathryn’s life path veered sharply toward the spiritual in 2006. For the last decade, Kathryn has practiced and taught the art of Reiki; a practice of personal and energetic well-being. Reike is now valued by the traditional medical community in the US . Certain hospitals, like Columbia, now hire Reiki parishioners, as the work is now recognized to accelerate recuperation after surgical procedures. Kathryn taught club members some basic practices and everyone enjoyed an initial experience of the energy it provides, finding it easy and relaxing. Kathryn offers REIKI sessions and teaches Reiki classes internationally, in New York and North Carolina. She has written several books in French and is now looking for a publisher in the US. Bonnie Ferneau organized a group of club members to take part in the annual “Penguin Plunge” in Atlantic Beach on Jan. 1. This event raised money for Mile of Hope, an organization that offers young cancer patients a weekend at the beach. They and their families will enjoy various activities, with a day at the beach and a sand castle building contest. The event is held annually on Mother’s day weekend. On the first night of the event, club members will register the participants and help them enjoy a buffet dinner, after which they can do crafts. On Saturday the members will serve the hot dog lunch and enjoy time with the families. The Women’s Club raises money each year to be used for donations. The scholarship recipient this year is Rachel Lehman, in her second year studying respiratory therapy. PKS Women’s Club membership is open to all women in Pine Knoll Shores. Monthly meetings are held on the third Friday of each month at town hall. Social time and refreshments begin at 9:30am, followed by a speaker at 10am. Visitors are always welcome. Jan Corsello

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property watch


Michael and Mary Nelson to Cameron and Jillian Nelson, 303 Shell Road plus lot, $132,000.


Willie Wallace, Jr. to Site Plan, LLC, 203 Smith St., $135,000. Kent and Linda Nelson to Billy Jourdan, 104 Pina Colada Lane, $175,000. Michael and Marian McCord to Lori Lair, 301 E. Commerce Way #219, $183,500. Timothy and Mariam King, Deborah Mangum and Carolyn and Larry Williamson to Sanford Murray and Nancy Squires, 117 Pelican Drive, $185,000. B. Steve and Debra Williams to Karen and Lorenza Spruill, III, 2111 W. Fort Macon Road #124, $246,000. The Reserve at Channel Bay, LLC to Windfare Condominiums, LLC, lot, Old Causeway Road, $250,000. Clarence and Kathy Allen to CPJ Holdings, LLC, 101 Shoreline Drive, $292,000. William and Sylvia Englis to Anna Silva, 205 Barefoot Lane, $325,000. LeeRoy, LLC to Jeffrey and Jill Barnes, 203-A Ocean Blvd., $335,000.

Road, $97,000. Elizabeth and Augustus Forbush, III to Marion Lumsden, 128 Crystal Pines Court, $134,000. Stanley and Karen Westfall to Joseph and Alice Hyde, 121 Ricks Ave., $141,000. Roger Williams and Mary Duke Thornton to James and Karen Cox, 604 Bogue View Place, $169,000. Chad and Gretchen Lovewell to Michael and Maria Bollinger, 401 Meeting St., $187,000. Richard Litaker to John and Charlotte Schamanski, 119-A Circle Drive, $228,500. Streamline Developers, LLC to Samuel Bell and Amanda Little, 111 Finch Loop, $246,000. Streamline Developers, LLC to Barbara Fitzula, 105 Harper St., $248,500. Jacob and Amanda Boyd to Christina and Douglas Merrell, Jr., 402 Island Drive, $260,000. Josephine and Hovey Aiken, III and George and Deborah Aiken to Elizabeth and Ronald Hodge, Jr., 100 Olde Towne Yacht Club Drive #504, $440,000. Beau Coast Homes, LLC to Thomas Smith and Kathy Watson, 142 Shearwater Lane, $478,000.

Bogue Banks & area property transfers as recorded at the Carteret County Registrar of Deeds during January 2019* and Mat Raymond, III, 100 Bogue Lane, $450,000.

Denise and Joseph Flowers, Jr. to Randy and Wanda Price, 114 Meadowbrook Court, $185,000.

Victor and Kendall Maynard to John Fisher, II, 6402 E. Ocean Drive, $515,000. Jeffrey Bell to Phillip Owens, 7019 Archers Creek Drive, $610,000.

Bruce and Cynthia Birdsall to Erin and Bryce Chaney, 104 Fawn Creek Court, $619,000.

Carolyn Anderson to Hazel and Norman Possiel, Jr., 5105 Ocean Drive, $760,000.


Alan and Sally Zorner to Philip and Tina Todd, 8711 E. Ocean View Drive, $760,000.


Laurie and Rupert Langston, Jr. to William Freeman, 320 Lamroc Drive, $77,000. Hazel Foster to Steven and Martha Mabe, 319 Live Oak St., $95,000. Preston Zerkle to Jonathan and Leah Grissett, 8902 Dune Ridge Court, $144,000. West End Partnership, LLC to George Kremidas, 10510 Coast Guard Road, $160,000. Edwin Brown to Emily Best, 300 Lighthouse Lane #C-2, $160,000. James Brown to Waddle Properties, LLC, 914-A Reed Drive, $200,000. Kenneth and Amy Stoddard to Brendan and Lauren Dudeck, 118 Wyndward Court, $265,000. Richard and Suszon Daniel to Paul and Alison Corbitt, 8801 Reed Drive #115, $270,000.

Sandra and Harry Lamm, Jr., Robert and Drucilla Lamm, Sandra and Garland Homes, Geraldine and James Heenan, Jack Lamm, II and Scott Lamm to George Nelms, 118 E. Boardwalk Blvd., $725,000.

Courtney Boyd to Eric and Angela Dawicki, 215 Moore St., $555,000.

Judy and Kermit Buckner, Jr. to Lori and Todd Gould, 7903 Sound Drive, $330,000.

Christina and Jerry Barfield, Jr. to David and Aurora Black, 542 Sandy Point Drive, $690,000.

E. Dale and Diana Goldman to Mark and Julie Kramer, 400 E. Bogue Blvd., $1,087,000.


Philip and Tina Todd to Dire Straits, LLC and Claychel Holdings, Inc., 9201 Coast Guard Road #206, $400,000.

Pirate Group, LLC to Windfare Condominiums, LLC, 402 Old Causeway Road, $2,150,000.


Patricia Thomas to H.T. Everett Enterprise, LLC, 514 Pollock St., $75,000. William and Brenda Lovic to Rodger and Mary Ruth Sanders, 158 Channel Rock 60

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Nancy Foster to Cape Carteret Presbyterian Church, Inc., 106 Yaupon Drive, $95,000.

Michael and Mona Creech to Harold Winters, Jr., 105 Matt Drive, $450,000.

Debra and John Olson and Ellen and James Sheehan to Sherri Smith, 307 Anita Forte Drive, $169,000.

Stephen and Kathleen Malik to Michael and Amanda Gress, 8406 Sound Drive, $460,000.

Reverse Mortgage Funding, LLC to Heritage Investments of the Coast, LLC, 506 Quailwood Court, $191,000. Brenda Deans to Ann Marie


M and S of Carteret, LLC to Dana and Lester Simpson, III, 147 Page Place, $475,000. Shoreside Builders, LLC to Melinda Houston and David Lau, 113 Coquina Drive,

D. Lynn and Wendy Davis to Debra and Donald Maddox, Jr., 7216 Sound Drive, $785,000.


Dennis and Susanne White and David and Tina White to William and Laurel Patrick, 113 Waterside Lane, $35,000. Geraldine Fischler to Drew and Amanda Snider, 179 Waters Lane, $115,000. Sherri and Dohn Broadwell, Jr. to Michael Beacham, 301 Quiet Cove, $275,000.


Academy Field, LLC to William and Stephanie White, 163 Sound Point Drive, $60,000. Water’s Edge of Macon County, LLC to Charles Stone, 429 Bayview Drive, $200,000. Academy Field, LLC to Ronald Horne, 110 Turtle Point Drive, $230,000. Academy Field, LLC to Ronald Horne, 144 Sound Point Drive, $230,000. Academy Field, LLC to Robert and Teresa Jackson, 114 Sound Point Drive, $275,000. Shelia McKay to Jay Lancaster, II and Waheeda Brown, 119 Maxwell Drive, $350,000.


John and Kathleen Tilyard to Robin Kienzle, 125 Holly Road, $95,000.

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Suzanne and Joseph Fulcher, Jr. and Ginger Fulcher to G.A. Jones Investments, LLC, 710 Fisher St., $100,000. Joel and Katelyn Morris to Joseph and Sandra Digges, 2012 Fisher St., $115,000. Ernet and Cathy Willis and Rodney and Terre Willis to James Cresimore, 1021 N. Yaupon Terrace, $118,000. Richard Canfield to James Swann, 424-D Commerce Avd., $129,000. Peter Pegues Properties, LLC to Haywood and Carolyn Harris, 907-A Arendell St., $150,000. Steven Pleasants to Helen Tedford, 120 Willow Pond Drive, $155,000. Cheryl Spangler to Kyle Giddings and Allyson Goldbach, 527-A Village Green Drive, $174,000. Carl Briscoe to Luke Snedaker to Elizabeth West, 610 Robin Road, $180,000. Robert and Jody Gillikin to Garren and Brittni Somers, 2501 Arendell St., $199,000. Stefan Hellerspeck to Kelly Hefferon, 1106 Hedrick Blvd., $215,000. 4-Sisters-00, LLC to Olde Towne Development Corp., Inc., 1211 & 1213 Arendell St., $215,000. Walter and Julie Manary to Christine and Alan Leary, III, 1305 Shepard St., $220,000. Helen to Raul and Maria Rodrigues, 215 Brandywine Place, $238,000. Philip and Nancy Hanf to Frankie and Tammi Jo Harper, 2310 & 2312 Bridges St., $250,000.

Stone, 3402 Mandy Lane, $305,000. Dorothy and Robert Moore, III to 608 OysterHouse, LLC, 1303 & 1305 Arendell St., $319,000. Abbot McClintic, Jr. to Annie Charters, LLC, 1601 Evans St., $331,500. Wilson Wainwright, Jr. to Canyon Investment Co., Inc., 106 Taylor Lane, $351,000. Tatum and William Bartholomew, Jr. to Michael and Robin Mayer, 1924 Snowy Egret Drive, $363,000. Russell Alexander to JRM Financial, LLC, 5206 Holly Court, $515,000. Jeremy and Victoria Selley to David Johnston and Kerry Irish, 204 Glenn Abby Drive, $650,000. Kent and Lisa Gore to Katherine and Abbot McClintic, Jr., 5203 Webb Court, $825,000.


Ann and Thad Lewis, Jr. to James and Cynthia Rose, 215 Tidewater Drive, $35,000. Finance of America Reverse, LLC to Palm Adventures, LLC, 1233 Hargett St., $65,000. Gayla Thompson and Pamela and Eva Arts-Smith to April Hutchins, 823 Garner Drive, $85,000. M. Douglas Goines, Caroly and Joseph Tilley, Debra and John Warren and LouAnn and Dainel Perlman to Brian Bleakley, 108 Country Court, $100,000. Joseph Galimi to Michael Wisecup, 1023 Patch Drive, $110,000.

Carrie Taylor to William and Kristy Craig, 811 Bay St., $282,000.

Cynthia and Daniel Williams to Tracy Skiba, 104 Marietta Lane, $110,500.

Kurt Bland and Meredith Keyes to Joseph Howard, 1900 Shepard St., $300,000.

Jeannie Adair and Martin Forrest, IV to Phong and Men Nguyen, 104 Mary Lane, $150,000.

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Bray Capital, LLC to Treyburn Perry, 1299 Hibbs Road, $170,000.

Dorothy and Walter Miller to J.P. Burnette, 6566 Coral Drive #2, $370,000

CMH Homes, Inc. to Kelly and Sarah Mickelson, 363 Newport Loop Road, $182,500.

Leonard and Virginia Jenkins to Joyce Elam and Paul Vidmar, 351 Salter Path Road #311, $495,000.

Sabra Adams and Winifred Jones to Greg and Susan Tysor, 225 Gales Shore Circle, $187,500. Franklin Butterfield to Paul and Rebecca Huber, 5169 US Hwy 101, $212,000. Twila and Gregory Bryant to Edward and Kelee Norris, 192 Pelican Drive, $228,000. Helen Tedford to Michelle Walker, 243 Yacht Club Drive, $265,000. Jerald and Jilliam Seese to Steven and Chelsea Hilsinger, 404 Landfall Court, $290,000. Phillip Owens to Linda and Bruce Slack, Jr., 216 Cumberland St., $324,000. Elizabeth and Joseph Twilley, Jr. to RELO Direct Government Services, LLC, 507 Lanyard Drive, $379,500.

PINE KNOLL SHORES Michael and Anne Rees to James Holloway, 118 Lagoon Lane, $200,000.

Robert and Suzanne Harrell to Jeffrey and Deanna Cartledge, 331 Salter Path Road #108, $360,000.

Jesse and Patricia Randall to Paul Phipps, 103 Yucca Court, $495,000.


Earlyfalsom Properties, Inc. to Stephen Watson, 313 Chickory Court, $115,000. William and Debbie Fitzgerald to Julian and Tammy Harris, 132 Deepwater Drive, $225,000.


Janet Thomas to Joseph and Cynthia Dilallo, 460 Old Church Road, $117,500.

Michael and Shauna Adkins to David and Amy Robinson, 411 Moss Springs Drive, $205,000. *Publisherâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Note: This data is provided as public information available to all county residents. Island Review accepts no liability for errors or omissions and has endeavored to be as accurate as possible. Price given indicates the number of tax stamps purchased at deed filing (representing $2 for $1,000 of sales price, in $500 increments) and as such, may not exactly reflect the true purchase price.

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or plants to truly flourish, the right growing conditions and soil that offers the right nutrients is of paramount importance. Fertilizer enhances soil so that plants and flowers can thrive. However, fertilizer is not a one-size-fits-all mix. Choosing fertilizer can be a little overwhelming thanks to the variety of formulations available at neighborhood lawn and garden centers. Shelves contain all-purpose products, such as those billed as vegetable fertilizer, and even formulations geared toward specific flower varieties. Others may feature buzz words like “all-natural” or “organic,” and consumers may not be sure just what they need to keep plants healthy. The following guidelines can help any would-be gardener or landscaper grow more vibrant plants. Start with a soil test – It’s difficult to determine what plants need without an accurate picture of what’s going on in the ground. A soil test can paint a picture of what’s going on and indicate if any nutrients are lacking. A common misconception is that gardeners fertilize plants. But fertilizer amends the soil that feeds plants, according to the soil-testing lab professionals at Virginia Tech. Soil types vary by region, and conditions may even vary between spots on a landscape. Testing where the plants will be placed can yield the most accurate results. Soil tests are available at gardening centers and online. Otherwise, landscaping professionals can conduct tests. Know the N-P-K ratio – Most fertilizers will come with information concerning the nutrients within. Most notably it will have a breakdown of how much nitrogen (N), phosphorous (P) and potassium (K) is in

the mix. Judging by the soil test, gardeners can choose a product that will give them the right ratio to amend the soil for the type of plant they are hoping to grow. Complete fertilizers often have NPK in the formulation. Incomplete fertilizers may have only one or two nutrients. This allows a person to customize fertilizer even more without overdoing it with a particular nutrient. Grow plant knowledge – A cursory knowledge of the plants being planted in the garden also can be helpful. Gardeners must recognize that some plants will not tolerate excess amounts of a particular fertilizer component, while some may need more. Checking books out of the library, seeking information online and consulting with landscaping experts will help expand homeowners’ knowledge about plant types and the needs of each particular plant they hope to grow. Solid and liquid fertilizer – Fertilizers are generally sold in pellets, spikes and liquid forms. Pellets or granules are dispersed over large areas and will gradually offer nutrients when the soil is watered. Liquid fertilizer is concentrated and fast-acting. These may be used for container plants or smaller areas. Spikes usually are placed in houseplants or to feed individual trees or shrubs. Depending on the formulation, fertilizer may need to be reapplied once a month or more. Consult the product packaging for the correct application advice. Fertilizer amends soil to grow stronger, more resilient plants.

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MARCH ARIES (March 21-April 20)

LEO (July 23-August 23)

SAGITTARIUS (November 23-December 21)

Aries, there’s always ample opportunity to learn from past mistakes. You can make amends for previous miscues this month when you’re reunited with someone from the past. Your thoughts and actions may be spurred on by your emotions. It may be better to wait to make decisions until things quiet down. One great thing about your personality – you are always receptive to innovative ideas. You may feel inspired to try out many new things this month. Catalog those that make you happy. You might have to make a few concessions in the shortterm if you are eager to make real progress in the long-term. Eventually all things will even out.

The good will you demonstrate will come around in time, Leo. Continue to be generous and help others whenever possible. Karma is on your side. Friends are lining up to be helpful over the next few days. Take advantage of their generosity, especially if you find yourself feeling under the weather. You have carte blanche to hibernate for a while mid-month if you feel you need some alone time. But try to put your selfimposed exile to some good use around the house. There are a few ways a situation at work can go. Not every path may meet with your utmost approval. But you may have to swallow your pride and compromise.

Sagittarius, you may be eager to step into a new job right when another is finished. While this can be good for productivity, make sure you avoid burnout. Your inclination to meet the needs of others this month is commendable. Just be sure your generosity does not come at the expense of your own well-being. You are always ready to take on more. This month you may have to set some limits or you may burn out. An adventure with a BFF is doable. Your perseverance is a source of inspiration to others. Don’t be bashful when others share these thoughts with you. Accept their well wishes and give thanks.

TAURUS (April 21-May 21)

VIRGO (August 24-September 22)

Others seem to be feeding you information on a need-to-know basis. This may be frustrating, Taurus. But a little extra patience is required for the time being. You could be in for a roller coaster ride this month, especially as it pertains to spending. Money could fly out of your wallet faster than you can earn it. Exercise caution. You might need to turn off the logical part of your mind for a little while. Let your fantasies run wild. Trying to manage everything down to the minute detail can short-circuit your brain. Put exercise to the forefront of your list of things to do as your schedule allows. If you have not been physically active lately, work slowly and diligently to build up your endurance.

It is not easy to admit when you are wrong. When the need to do so arises, be gracious and offer your apologies in a heartfelt way that will resonate with others. The personalized touches you put on any project will showcase your personality and passion. Think about embracing a crafty task to really display your talents. Don’t be afraid of pointing the spotlight on yourself this month for a change. Then enjoy the rush that comes from it. If illness has been going around, do your best to avoid getting sick. Be diligent in handwashing and other preventive measures.

Capricorn, sometimes you are acutely aware of details that others readily miss. This trait comes in handy when you are asked to advise others. There is nothing wrong with seeing the world through rose-colored glasses from time to time. Such a positive perspective might change your outlook for good. It is possible to accomplish much in stressful situations. But sometimes you don’t realize when you need to take a step back. This is the time. Hold tight to those friends who have your best interests at heart through happy and trying situations. These are the people you can call upon this month.

GEMINI (May 22-June 21) Gemini, the need to delegate will present itself throughout the month. Don’t take on more than you can handle. Trust that those around you are up to the task. As long as you have a solid team in your corner, you can adapt well to the changing environment. However, even a superhero needs a break from time to time. A truckload of new ideas is coming your way. These may serve as catalysts for new hobbies, projects and even developing new friendships along the way. Important decisions cannot be made in a matter of minutes. You really have to work through all the angles. Seek opinions from trusted friends.

CANCER (June 22-July 22) The image that you project can be much more important than the work you actually do. Have a good public relations team in your corner. Overcome your resistance and listen to another person’s side of the story. Embrace letting this person take the lead on something at work or in your home life. You may not be entirely sure what’s holding you up mid-month. But once you put your finger on it, you’ll be able to work through the issues that much more readily. Make a list of things you need to accomplish this week. If not you are bound to forget something. 64

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LIBRA (September 23-October 23) Libra, support is a two-way street. If you boost the confidence of a friend or loved one, in return he or she may help you in big ways. Work as a team to foster communication. On the surface, it may seem like you have your act all together. But beneath your emotions may be roiling. You may want to let some close people in on your secrets. Home is definitely where the heart is, especially this month. Spend as much quality time as you can with loved ones in the days to come. Find a cozy spot to read and unwind as well. Even the most doting parents can use some down time once in a while, Libra. Plan an adults-only date night and enjoy some welldeserved conversation.

SCORPIO (October 24-November 22) Take a step back from the rush and pressure that has surrounded you lately. You can use the rest to clear your mind. This break will help you tackle new things. So many things hinge upon balance, Scorpio. Make a concerted effort to balance things in your life. You may have to make some changes and experiment. Might you be so fixated on a problem that you’re overlooking the simplest solutions? Take a step back and refocus. The answer might be simpler than you think. Illnesses or medical obstacles can have many sources – from the foods you eat to your emotional wellness.

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AQUARIUS (January 21-February 18) It is important to be self-aware of the way you communicate with others. Pushing too hard might shut some people off. Adjust your approach accordingly. You are adept at staying on track when you need to, Aquarius. This makes you an ideal fitness guru. Try to inspire others to be regimented as well. A long-held belief might be holding you back or preventing you from moving forward. Once you let it go, you’ll feel emancipated and ready to take a step in the right direction. For so long you have been doling out advice to other people and helping them improve their lives. Now you are the one who could benefit from some counsel.

PISCES (February 19-March 20) Psychic feelings are pronounced early in the month. Try to hone in on what these sensations are attempting to tell you. Do your best to honor requests from friends, associates and family this month. If you pull it off, take some time to recharge. A bad mood need not dictate how you approach the day or even the month ahead. Call up a friend, join hands with family members and beat the funk together. A recent birthday celebration could have you feeling like you need to make drastic changes. But small changes can fit the bill as well.

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Carteret Health Care: 3500 Arendell St., Morehead City, 252-808-6000, www. The nearly 150-bed comprehensive medical center recently completed a $53 million expansion featuring a cancer treatment center, women’s health clinic and more with a focus on the highest level of care.


Clegg’s Termite & Pest Control: Morehead City, 252-726-1781, New Bern, 252-636-2345, 800763-0378 or for an office nearest you. Locally owned & operated by NCSU grad, former president of NC Pest Control Assoc. Servicing homes & businesses all over NC since 1960, free termite inspections. Coastal Awnings & Hurricane Shutters: 5300 High St., Morehead City, 252-222-0707, See all your options for hurricane protection, stationary & retractable awnings. 9-5, M-F, weekends by appt. Custom awnings, Bahamas, Colonials, etc. Sales and service – our employees have a combined 40 years of experience. Liftavator: 4430 Hwy 70 East, New Bern, 888634-1717, Service all brands of elevators & lifts with 5-year product warranty & 2-year service warranty. Licensed & insured. 24-hour service available. Building, installing & servicing elevators since 1985. 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, repiping, water heaters (tanks and tankless), fixture replacement, additions, winterizations and more. RP2 certified with 24-hour

emergency service available. Rid-A-Pest, Inc.: 4320 Arendell St., Morehead City, 252-240-2266, serving Eastern North Carolina since 1972. Locally owned by Lee Smith, a NC State University graduate in entomology. Free estimates by phone or on-site at your location. Voted area’s highest customer satisfaction among pest management companies. Hours: M-F 8am5pm. Weekends by appointment. Visit www. Southeastern Elevator: Located in Morehead City, Southeastern Elevator’s motto says it all, “First in safety, quality and service” when it comes to residential elevators in a variety of sizes and models. Visit or call 252725-1235 for a quote today. Southern Glass & Mirror: 1047 W. Corbett Ave. (Hwy 24), Swansboro, 252-354-1223, 910325-1050, 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. Tideline Lawn Care: Taylor Marshall, 230 W. Shorewood Drive, Emerald Isle, 252-354-2883, 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. Unlimited Electrical Solutions: 3003 Bridges St., Morehead City, 252-241-9186. Electrical repair for both business and residential clients along the Crystal Coast and throughout Eastern North Carolina as well as remodeling and updates. Generators and emergency power options available. Windows & More: 1513 Bridges St., Morehead City,, 252-7268181. Visit the showroom to see the full-sized displays of energy efficient windows and doors that can handle the conditions of the Crystal Coast. Offering sales, installation and service of Marvin and Integrity windows and doors.


Artistic Tile & Stone: 252-241-7579. Free design consultation and estimates! The area’s most unique and extensive selection of interior and exterior tile, mosaics, glass, stone and hardwood. Professional installation. Drop by M-F, 10-5, Saturday by appointment, 607 Atlantic Beach Causeway, Atlantic Beach, or visit Atlantic Breeze Storm Shutters: 3906 Arendell St., Morehead City, 252-727-9040. Free estimates! The Carolina’s only custom Bahama & Colonial manufacturer. Visit our showroom to see our complete line of storm shutters & awnings, in fiberglass & aluminum, folding accordion, roll downs- no storm bars, canvas & retractable awnings. Bowden & Carr: 211 Hwy 70 W, Havelock, 252-447-3648,bowdenandcarrfurniture. com. The La-Z-Boy comfort studio offering a

custom selection of chairs, sofas, sleepers and recliners at a reasonable price. Along with the largest La-Z-Boy studio and design center in the area, shoppers will find all their living room and dining room needs. Family owned and operated since the 1950s. Braswell Carpet Cleaning: 252-354-3744, whether you’re in need of carpet care, repair, stain removal or water extractions, the professionals are Braswell’s are the ones to call. Visit Budget Blinds: 3078 Hwy 24, Newport, 252-2473355, cell: 252-229-6431, Charlie Utz gives free in-home consultations in Carteret & Craven Counties on cellular shades, plantation shutters, blinds, woven woods, draperies & more. Great Windows: 252-728-3373. Quality custom made window treatments including blinds, shades & shutters. For a perfect match, professional decorators come to your home or business. Products include: Great Windows, Hunter Douglas, Timber and Somfy motorized remote control. Fast one-week service (shutters 15 days). Call today for a handcrafted, flawless fit, precise installation and 100-year warranty. Guthrie Interiors: 5113-C Hwy 70, Morehead City, specializing in home furnishings and design for retail and hospitality properties. Open 10am-5pm with after hours appointments available. Call 252-648-8329 or visit www. McQueen’s Interiors: Pelletier Harbor Shops, Hwy 70/Arendell St., Morehead City, 252-2473175, 10,000 sq. ft. showroom of unique contemporary, traditional & coastal furnishings. Complete professional design services to make your home truly oneof-a-kind. Nowell & Company: 2801-4D, Wilson, 252-2373881. Located in Wilson, about two hours from the Crystal Coast, Nowell & Company is a 15,000 sq. ft. showroom filled with upper end home furnishings and accessories. Both traditional and contemporary and complete interior design service available. Free delivery to the coast. William’s Floor Coverings & Interiors: 5458-A Hwy 70 West, Morehead City, 252-726-4442, 252726-6154. Visit William’s full-service showroom to compare the variety of flooring options available – from wood and carpet to laminate and tile. Brands include Karastan, Capel Rugs and more. Window, Wall & Interior Décor: 1507 Live Oak St., Beaufort,, 252838-0201 or 800-601-8036. Custom made draperies and valances. Beautiful and as affordable as you need them to be.


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(Continued from page 67) softscapes, irrigation, night lighting, sod and more. The pool and patio store offers free water testing as well as chemicals, equipment and accessories. Now selling Grill Dome Kamado Grills and Bull Grills. NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores: 252-2474003, 866-294-3477, Facility includes 32-ft. waterfall, 50,000 gallon Queen Anne’s Revenge display, mountain trout pool, jellyfish gallery, river otter exhibit, 306,000-gallon Living Shipwreck exhibit with 3 observation windows. Open daily. Yardworks, Inc. Landscaping & Lawn Care: 902 WB McLean Blvd., Cape Carteret, 252-393-9005, Over 20 years of experience working on the Crystal Coast. Quality service in landscaping, irrigation, lawn care, outdoor lighting, hardscapes and design.


Ace Builders: Emerald Isle, 252-422-2596., Licensed NC General Contractor, storm damage repair, decks, porches, remodels, new construction, fully insured. Visit Advantage Coastal Properties, Ed & Mac Nelson:, office: 252354-9000, cell: 252-646-5551. Full service, low cost residential sales. Located in Emerald Isle, serving Emerald Isle and the coastal mainland. Among the top producers 4 years running! Call today and put our system to work for you! Al Williams Properties, Real Estate & Development: 407 Atlantic Beach Causeway, 252-726-8800, 800-849-1888, From sound to sea & beyond. We can serve your coastal real estate needs. Open 6 days/week, by appointment on Sunday. Atlantic Beach Realty: 513 Atlantic Beach Causeway & Dunescape Villas, Atlantic Beach, 800-786-7368. Your source for vacation rentals and sales since 1990. Family owned and operated Visit Bluewater Builders: 201 Mangrove Drive, Emerald Isle, 252-354-7610, buildwithbluewter. com. From vacation homes to primary residences, Bluewater’s expertise can make your dream of living on the Crystal Coast a customized reality. Bluewater Real Estate: 200 Mangrove Drive, Emerald Isle, 252-354-2128; Atlantic Beach 252-726-3105; Vacation, monthly & annual rentals. Real estate sales of island & mainland properties for all of Carteret County. Bluewater Vacation Rentals: 200 Mangrove Drive, Emerald Isle, Call the owner hotline at 866-848-8080 and let them assist you in achieving your goals of maximizing rental income while protecting your investment with the Bluewater Property Management Plan. Cannon & Gruber, REALTORS: 509 Atlantic Beach Causeway, 800-317-2866, 252-726-6600, Specializing in exceptional properties on our beautiful coast for sale or rent. Let our experience work for 68

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you! Carolyn Blackman: Broker/realtor with Bluewater Real Estate, Emerald Isle. A Carteret County native ready to assist newcomers and locals alike when buying and selling real estate along the Crystal Coast. Call 252-515-4831 or visit CENTURY 21 Coastland Realty: 7603 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle. With 30+ years we have served the rental and sales needs of Emerald Isle. National name recognition. Vacation, monthly and annual rentals. Knowledgeable and service award winning sales team supported by Courteous local staff to meet your needs. Call us and see – you will not get a recording, only quick, professional personal service. Call 800-8222121, 252-354-2131 or visit www.coastland. com. C.O.D. Home Services: Coastal Carolina premier contractor – whether you’re remodeling one room, for building an entire home. Recognized in 2016 by the NC Home Builders Association, owner Mark Merrell works hand in hand with clients to make all their dreams come true. Call 252-354-3635 or email codhomeservices@ Emerald Isle Realty: 7501 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, Sales: 252-354-4060, 800-3044060, Awarded 2005, 2009 and 2011 Top Office Production Award for Carteret County. Our knowledgeable & professional sales staff is happy to discuss any of your concerns & help you make the correct decision when buying or selling real estate on the coast. Emerald Isle Realty Vacation Rentals: 7501 Emerald Drive, 800-849-3315, 252-3543315, private owner’s line 800-354-2859, With over 50 years in property management, maximizing the rental income on your investment property is our #1 priority. Call for a complimentary, confidential property management analysis. Future Homes: 1075 Freedom Way, Hwy 24, Hubert (8 miles west of Swansboro), 910577-6400. Licensed general contractor with master craftsmen, modular technology, fast construction, display models. Katrina Marshall, Real Estate Broker: Keller Williams Crystal Coast Ferguson O’Conor Realty, 5113-A US 70 West, Morehead City, serving Morehead City, Bogue Banks and the surrounding area. Over 24 years experience working with property owners in Carteret County and the Emerald Isle area. Please call me to work for you, 252-499-0805 (office), 252241-1081 (mobile) or Visit Kitch Ayre: Real Estate Broker with Bluewater, Emerald Isle & Cape Carteret, 888-354-2128, 252-241-1382 cell, Accredited Buyer’s Representative, Carteret County Assoc. of Realtors 2005 Top Producer & Sales Agent, Bluewater 2005 Top Producer. Call me for all of your real estate needs. Landmark Homes: 252-393-2159, 800-611-7705, Diane & John Ritchie offer fully licensed & insured, commercial

& quality home building services as well as renovations to make your wishes come true. Malcolm Boartfield: Real Estate Broker with Bluewater Real Estate, 200 Mangrove Drive, Emerald Isle, 252-354-3475 (cell). Malcolm uses his 40+ years of experience in real estate sales/marketing and technology as a tool to better serve his clients. His research skills allow him to better match properties with individuals who have come to Emerald Isle, enticed by the relaxed coastal way of life. Realty World First Coast Realty: 407 Atlantic Beach Causeway, Atlantic Beach, Realty World First Coast specializes in coastal real estate along the Crystal Coast. The right agent makes all the difference. Find yours by calling 252-247-0077 or 252-247-1000, www. Spinnaker’s Reach Realty: 9918 MB Davis Court, Emerald Isle, 252-354-5555. For more than 20 years, Spinnaker’s Reach has helped families realize their dream of living on the coast. Visit to see how Judy O’Neill and Matias Lagos can help you. Sun-Surf Realty (Sales & Rentals): 7701 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, Sales 252-354-2958, 800849-2958, Rentals 252-354-2658, 800-5537873, Come for a Week, Stay for a Lifetime. Call to receive a Vacation Guide or email guestservices@sunsurfrealty. com for assistance in planning your island vacation. If you are ready to purchase or sell your beach home, call one of our knowledgeable sales professionals. Syndie Earnhardt, Realtor: 252-646-3244,, real estate broker with 29+ years sales experience in vacation homes and condos, investment properties, year-round/permanent homes and vacant land. Specializing in the Crystal Coast. Buyer representation available.


Churchwell’s Jewelers: 7901 Emerald Drive, Ste. 6, Emerald Isle. Featuring nautical, equestrian and traditional jewelry. Custom design available. Call 252*354-7166 or visit Emerald Isle Books: Emerald Plantation, Emerald Isle, 252-354-5323, Great selection of books, greeting cards, kites, stationery, games, toys & puzzles for the entire family. Hardback books discounted 10%. Petal Pushers, Etc.: 7803 Emerald Drive, Emerald Isle, 252-354-8787, Special for rental property owners, welcome guests with fresh flowers for less than $50 a week. Floral arrangements for all occasions, weddings and every day, gifts, handcrafted jewelry and local art. Now offering Chapel Hill Toffee. Top it Off Boutique: 8700 Emerald Plantation, Suite 7, Emerald Isle, 252-354-7111. Experience the difference – unique gifts, jewelry, clothing, accessories, shows and much more! Whimsical and fun items for all occasions.

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advertiser INDEX Ace Builders ........................................................... 26 Advantage Coastal Properties................................. 33 ALB Decorator Fabric.............................................. 17 Al Williams Properties ............................................. 17 Anderson Audio....................................................... 11 Artistic Tile & Stone................................................. 18 Atlantic Beach Realty.............................................. 39 Atlantic Breeze Storm Shutters............................... 61 Bluewater Builders................................................... 23 Bluewater Insurance................................................ 23 Bluewater Real Estate, Carolyn Blackmon.............. 11 Bluewater Real Estate, Kitch Ayre............................. 3 Bluewater Real Estate, Malcolm Boartfield............. 31 Bluewater Real Estate, Syndie Earnhardt................. 3 Bluewater Real Estate Sales.....................Back Cover Bluewater Vacation Rentals....................................... 3 Bowden & Carr........................................................ 18 Braswell Carpet Cleaning........................................ 50 Budget Blinds.......................................................... 45 Cannon & Gruber, REALTORS............................... 59 Carolina Awnings..................................................... 16 Carolina Seacoast Beach Plants............................. 38 Carteret Health Care................................................. 7 CENTURY 21 Coastland Realty, Inc......................... 2 Chalk & Gibbs Insurance & Real Estate.................. 43 Churchwell’s Jewelers............................................... 9 Clegg’s Termite & Pest Control, Inc......................... 29 Coastal Awnings........................................................ 9 COD Home Services............................................... 63 Dunson Pool & Spa................................................. 35 East Carolina Services............................................ 59

Edgewater Linen...................................................... 49 Emerald Isle Books.................................................. 29 Emerald Isle Homeowner Services......................... 28 Emerald Isle Insurance............................................ 27 Emerald Isle Realty Sales....................................... 71 Emerald Isle Realty Vacation Rentals..................... 36 Future Homes.......................................................... 49 Gaulden & Associates............................................. 42 Great Windows........................................................ 55 Guthrie Interiors....................................................... 12 Home Repairs by Darryl Marshall............................ 69 Island Essentials...................................................... 35 John Hackney Agency............................................. 13 Katrina Marshall....................................................... 18 Landmark Homes.................................................... 50 Landmark Sothebys International............................ 23 Liftavator.................................................................. 48 McQueen’s Interiors................................................ 10 NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores ......................... 50 Nowell & Company.................................................. 57 Petal Pushers.......................................................... 29 Pipeline Plumbing.................................................... 40 Pruitt Health............................................................. 18 Realty World First Coast...................................... 5, 25 Realty World Selling Team...................................... 54 Rid-A-Pest............................................................... 65 Royal Coat............................................................... 18 Sandi’s Beachwear.................................................. 54 Sea Classics............................................................ 66 So & Sew................................................................. 15 Southeastern Elevator......................................... 4, 37

Southern Glass & Mirror.......................................... 53 Spinnaker’s Reach............................................ 22, 65 The Star Team......................................................... 70 Sun-Surf Realty Property Mgmt............................... 51 Sun-Surf Realty Sales............................................. 19 Tideline Lawn Care.................................................. 59 Top if Off Boutique................................................... 49 Town of Emerald Isle............................................... 24 Unlimited Electrical Solutions.................................. 29 William’s Floor Coverings........................................ 34 William’s Hardware.................................................. 43 Windows & More..................................................... 45 Window, Wall & Interior Décor................................. 43 Yardworks, Inc. Landscaping & Lawn Care............. 25

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